The term Banana Republic comes with a variety of connotations, none of them positive, another term or word associated with a Banana Republic is oligarchy.
The reality is that for the nations the life imposed on indigenous people in this country easily translates to living in a Banana Republic.
The first goal of an oligarchy is to secure obedience, most notably through force and oppression.
One need only examine the history of the approach this country took to subjugate and oppress indigenous people for an example of oligarchy at work.
The basic reality of a Banana Republic is that it is distinguished by two classes – the haves and the have nots – is that beginning to sound a little familiar?
If you believe so then you should also feel little uncomfortable as it may well be the future for a growing number of U.S. citizens.
All politicians, all presidents assert that they seek office due to love of country and as a vehicle to right the ship of state bringing about change – they are inspired by a sense of patriotic duty.
A love and sense of duty if true it would be reasonable to assume follows them after leaving office.
There are four living former presidents – Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and both Bush’s, none of which supported or had anything positive to say about president elect Donald Trump.
Also reasonable to assume their love of country and sense of duty would compel them to take a very public and vocal stance.
It isn’t about the “sanctity” of the Oval Office when the only true meaning it has is defined by who is sitting in that office – it is about the welfare of the nation and the sanctity of the Constitution, the concept of equality and guaranteed rights.
The right of the individual to be secure in their person rather than buffeted about, rather than being oppressed by the wealthy and corporate interests.
Sarah Palin is said to be on the short list for the position of Secretary of the Interior – when I first learned of that I though this surely must be a bad joke.
Palin in such a position would be like handing a two year old a book of matches and telling them to go play in the forest.
John Bolton as Secretary of State? He’s the child with flammable materials playing with the two year old.
Steve Bannon, white nationalist extraordinaire as Chief Strategist? Oh yeah, that bodes well doesn’t it?
Giuliana as USAG? Sounds like racial profiling and stop and frisk will gain new meaning doesn’t it?
Apparently the doors to the Cuckoo’s nest have been breached and the escapees are making their way to Pennsylvania Avenue.