“oh no, mr. bob!” i must admit when i saw the title my jaw dropped. only two days ago i posted the following in response to an article on a sister site decrying how trump has utterly changed this "great country.“
uh-huh. i clicked on this but scanned immediately to read the comment section. i refuse to read any offering with words like “the age of trump,” trump’s america” and such in the title. the democratic party wants us to believe everything was hunky-dory until the world changed dramatically one day in november, 2016.
thank goodness, i have more faith in koehler’s keen observation skills and did
read this essay before attempting to post. so many of these “age of trump” posts are but thinly veiled attempts by opposing politicians hoping to seize an opportunity to jump back aboard and ride the wall street’s gravy train. good for bob koehler! he did not disappoint
“Trump may be a blowhard and a white supremacist — he may be an international laughingstock — but he’s no match for the dark forces that actually run the country.”
you know? as a young adult i wondered why each newly elected president who rode into office on his high sounding platitudes like protecting our environment or “the wrong war at the wrong time” immediately reneged on every major goal. then the clouds cleared and i realized those off-camera powers–those we do not elect but remain and retain their control no matter who occupies the white house. these are the real “deciders.”
“And sometimes Trump blurts out an obvious truth about this — with the audacity of a bratty kid who doesn’t know any better.”
oh, yes he does! that’s why our “professional” politicians and media who presume to speak for all of us insist we need an experienced politician in the oval office–someone who understands that a projected image of goodness is more important than truth.
yes, we all see trump as the quintessential egocentric narcissist, don’t we? yet to some degree that quality of false pride plagues our species. other than as works of art like “the thinker” we should stop attempting to immortalize war and political “heroes” in stone. we always lose the man while creating a fabulous legend.