As a person not afflicted by an affiliation with any political party as mentioned previously I don’t have a problem with the current administrations missile strikes in Syria if the information is correct.
What’s always interested me though and I do have a problem with is the unswerving devotion of those affiliated with the Trump administration either as advisor, cabinet appointee, or supporter is their willingness to go for the proverbial fried bananas and in the process cast personal dignity and any respect for facts aside.
The norm has been when an issue comes to the fore to create a diversion, hold a “campaign” rally, trot out Conway with some “alternative facts”, enlist the services of a media outlet like Fox News to misdirect, make some bogus claims, or with an individual like Hannity show their ass on twitter.
They take their cue from Trump, and in doing so look every bit as untrustworthy as he does.
When the backlash related to “healthcare reform” swelled the misdirect became Trump’s now thoroughly discredited claim that Obama had wiretapped him.
This claim was intended to divert attention from the healthcare debacle, and it did, but not in the desired manner.
In fact it backfired as the Russian attempted influence in the previous election led to multiple investigations and discovery of associations between Trump campaign minions and appointees.
Another diversion became necessary, something to stir the patriotic fervor of the diehards – enter the recent military actions and talking tough.
Trump and this administration would have you believe they are all about human rights, all about the welfare of civilian populations, children, and “beautiful babies” inspite of their approach to defund any and everything related to the welfare of children in this country.
If you actually believe a word of the rhetoric you’ll probably be receiving a coupon in the mail from the Trump administration for a complimentary serving of those fried bananas.
There’s an independent film by the name of Barfly that features Mickey Rourke as a hopeless drunk, at one point Rourke’s character offers the observation that it takes endurance to be a drunk, and I suppose it must as would any self destructive pursuit.
I think the same could be said of the “make America great crowd” – they might not have anything else but they’ve got endurance, believing that endurance is more important than the truth.
From the film and Rourke’s character Henry Chinaski:
Henry: Anybody can be a non-drunk. It takes a special talent to be a drunk. It takes endurance. Endurance is more important than truth.
Here’s a link the Trumpkins will want to avoid talking about: