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DONALD TRUMP IS THE NEW PEARL HARBOR
He’s pissing off Republicans. He’s pissing off Democrats. He’s pissing off everybody, including the people who voted for him. It’s starting to dawn on them that Trump, despite the bluntness and political incorrectness that initially set him apart, is no different from any other politician who makes idle promises to get into office.
If you hate him, I don’t have to tell you what’s wrong with him. And if you love him, you’re probably not reading this.
After hating him for decades, and passionately supporting first Bernie Sanders, then Jill Stein, I never thought I'd say these words: I'm glad Trump won. He's a slap in the face to citizens and government officials alike and is rattling America to its core. America is facing its comeuppance for being an overblown bully and pushing other countries around for decades. Kinda like Trump's shameless bravado with his name on every damn building. It's payback time. Time to right the wrongs, to play nice with our citizens, and the rest of the world. It's time to start over.
Donald Trump as President is akin to having Dennis the Menace in the White House, you can’t take your eyes off him for a second. Like any toddler, he needs to be supervised constantly, not by the Secret Service, but by the American people.
Donald Trump is a “heyoka” (backwards, crazy) hero. Not everyone can see it, but that’s okay. He is doing his job, bringing about the destruction of the American government, which has been so corrupt for so long that it shouldn’t take much to pull the house of cards down. It’ll just take a couple of huffs and puffs from the big orange wolf to finish the job.
“Sometimes you need to break the tradition to keep the tradition alive and the accepted tradition breaker is the clown.” Hopi scholar Michael Kaboti
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you our very own clown, destined to wreak havoc on the United States Government.
He’s so off the charts with his words and deeds that his “presidency” is forcing people to confront the fact that the emperor is wearing no clothes. He’s mostly hot air and, as such, excels at pushing peoples’ buttons with his outrageous pronouncements. He’s so bad, it’s good. Trump’s presidency is the call to arms necessary to jump-start the Revolution that is now in play.
“I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE THE GUY THAT PISSED OFF ALL THESE WOMEN” read a hand-written poster at the women’s march on 1/21/17. Trump has whipped up a hornet’s nest of frenzy, female and otherwise.
The fact that he has no filter is a good thing. I believe all presidents since Jimmy Carter have been puppets of the Shadow Government, the Deep State (do research to find out what that is if you don’t know). Trump is no different, except that he’s a loose cannon. Hillary became uncontrollable too, toward the end of the race, with her failing health making public appearances a very hit or miss thing.
So, this revolution thing. The women’s march is a case in point. I thought it was stupid, initially. Why protest something generalized like an election outcome? Why not stand with the water protectors at Standing Rock, or fund Planned Parenthood and the ACLU (which many, many have done, donating unprecedented figures). I also figured the march was comprised mostly of frustrated HRC supporters, and I was decidedly not one of them, being fervently, and newly Green. But the march turned out to be much bigger than any one issue.
I had no intention of participating but I live near the nexus, not far from the UN and Trump Tower in NYC, so in peering out that day, there was no avoiding the fact that there was a party-like atmosphere in the air.
A cold, gray morning started to clear; sun burned off haze and warmed the air. I took my dog out for several hours to Central Park but we skirted the edges of the march going to and from the park, rubbing shoulders with the women, their friends and families. It was exhilarating. Women’s voices were explosively unleashed at the event. The protest was a declaration of female power.
Signs read: “ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION”, “SHATTER THE PATRIARCHY”, “STOP THE VAGINA DONALOGUES”, “SHED WALLS (picture of uterus) DON’T BUILD THEM”, “IT TAKES BIG HANDS TO RUN OUR COUNTRY”, “KEEP YOUR TINY HANDS OFF MY RIGHTS”, and “THE OPPOSITE OF WAR ISN’T PEACE. IT’S CREATION.” One old lady in a wheelchair wore pink and sported a sign, “GRANDMAS FOR PEACE”. By the way, I just learned about a fab organization called "Raging Grannies" on a great show called "The Eccentrics". Check them both out.
I’ve never heard a roar of female energy like I did coming from Second Avenue where two full blocks were filled to capacity near the United Nations, and later down Fifth Avenue, just south of Trump Tower, where the massive crowds held their ground as night started to fall. This was a Vigil. The air was brimming with energy. It wasn’t the energy of anger. It was the energy of fierce determination. Women claiming their voice.
My militant friends on Facebook were convinced that the Cabal (“deep state”), HRC and the DNC were behind the protest, but I disagree. There’s no way to prove an assertion like that, anyway. And if it is true, it doesn't matter. What may have started with the intention of creating divisiveness had the exact opposite effect. It brought people together. The day, like all things in life, meant something different to every woman, man and child who participated. What was wonderful was that it was happening at all. People came together in peaceful protest and created an overwhelming wave of positive energy. For many hours two major avenues in New York City were shut down.
If Hillary Clinton had won, this congregation of citizens united across the nation would not have happened. People would have celebrated, others would have gnashed their teeth, but the unprecedented level of outrage experienced in reaction to the election because we now have an profoundly crass, bigoted and sexist Commander in Chief would not have happened. We’re not just protesting Trump. We’re protesting everything that’s wrong with our country, with our government. He’s a convenient and incendiary scapegoat.
I am excited by this “disastrous” presidency and I encourage you to be, too. Not many people share my view, but people who are “energetically” predisposed, who take into account the ethers, the winds of change, karma and the currents that run under the visible surface understand that great change is afoot, that it is both necessary and good that we have a fire starter in office. Chaos commences the process of entropy, and from the ashes of the old, the new will be born. It’s the basis of slash and burn agriculture. Our government needs more than a facelift. It requires a gut renovation.
Often an “inciting event” is necessary to initiate change, something so big that it ignites an explosion of human activity. Assassinations, martyrdoms, murders all work very nicely in this regard. Martin Luther King Jr. commented that it was good when the cops started blasting water on blacks in the South because it powerfully illustrated the hideous abuses that were going on, but that most people had previously paid no mind to. When things get really bad, more people pay attention. That’s the sad truth. It’s why Buddhist monks set themselves on fire to bring attention to their brothers’ and sisters’ plights. Most people remain complacent until they are forced out of that passive state, until drama and trauma is deposited at their front step.
World War I was initiated when a Serbian national assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The attack on Pearl Harbor changed America’s isolationist stance overnight. FDR was already in agreement with Winston Churchill that America must join the fray in Europe. But he needed the people behind him. Pearl Harbor gave him that edge. The war had “hit home”.
There are plenty of people who sound the alarm early; wise men and women who can read the energy of the times and know enough to do something about it. My grandparents were two such people. They left Germany well ahead of Hitler’s rise to power because my grandmother said, “The writing was on the wall.” I asked her, “What writing?” She said, “Kill the Jews!” Oh, that writing. Yeah. It was pretty clear.
Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring about the poisoning of the environment in 1962. There are always harbingers of change, those who preemptively sound the call. All are called but few are chosen. What does that mean? It means that all are invited to act. Very few choose to do so.
Some people compare Trump to Hitler and what is happening in this country to WWII. It ain’t the same. Not even close. Yes, there are racists in this country. That’s not new. Neither is deportation. Obama deported three million people. Not many got worked up over that. What’s new is that because of Trump’s controversial personal style we can now see our nation’s problems in sharp focus. There’s been corruption and pedophilia perpetrated at the highest levels of society and government for a very long time. Thanks to Wikileaks, more people now know about it. Everything is coming out in the wash at this time. It’s the denouement of the play, where things fall apart and come together anew because subterfuge is finally exposed.
Many had their heads in the sand in Germany before and during WWII. That is not happening with Trump, here, now. The constant protesting nation wide is proof of that. Protestors have shut down airports, pipeline construction, and city traffic nationwide.
I have two friends, one in real life, one on Facebook, admit to me that they are terrified of what is happening in this country under Trump. I see the bigger picture. As a mystic, I feel it. I feel the energy of revolution and it is beautiful. One friend said, “People are going to be hurt by Trump’s actions”. I said, “People are hurting now! People have been hurting for decades, the unemployed, the uninsured, the homeless, the uneducated, and the imprisoned for starters.” If Hillary Clinton had won every liberal would remain complacent and oblivious because a “liberal” female was in office, when, in fact, that woman represents a longstanding dynasty of corruption whose insidious evil was finally exposed by Wikileaks.
I know that what is happening now via a disastrous Trump presidency is good, that this chaos is leading to entropy and revolution, which ultimately leads to the building of a new, better government, economy and society. By the way, the word “disaster” etymologically denotes “from the stars”. You could even say this mess was "heaven sent".
Liberals were lulled into complacency under Obama, happy that a good-looking, well-educated, well-spoken black man was in office. But what of his record? He may have done a few good things while he was in office, but he did a lot of crappy things too that Donald Trump is now taking flack for perpetuating.
Under Obama, Guantanamo was not shut down, as promised, our private prison system exploded, government bailed out Wall Street in 2008, and the US bombed seven countries non-stop for eight years. His charisma and the color of his skin ensured that few liberals were willing to criticize his policies. Our politicians have historically been smooth operators with decent vocabularies, perfectly coiffed hair, and PR teams with sufficient skill to finesse the messes emanating from the crooks in office.
The difference between the last administration and this one is that we’re paying attention. As Julian Assange said, “Obama was a wolf in sheepskin, but Trump is a wolf in wolf skin”.
The worse Trump gets, the better I like him. Take us to DefCon 5, big boy. Desperate times require desperate action. The American people need fire under their ass to wake them from their stupor.
I read a channeled spiritual message that said Trump was doing his job, a good one, and that he "wants to help". I find it hard to believe that this intention stems from his conscious mind, but from a soul level, it may well be true. He's playing his part to perfection. He's so atrocious that pushback from the entire country is inevitable.
Most Americans didn’t know that FDR was crippled with polio. We also didn’t know that he allowed, perhaps even incited Pearl Harbor, to outrage Americans so they’d seek revenge, reverse their isolationist stance and get behind the war effort.
We know that Trump is a disaster. We are responding to the call to arms. Finally. And I'm lovin' it.
So, thank you, Donald, for being so OBVIOUS. Thank you for being so outrageous in your pronouncements that you have forced the American people out of slumber and into their jobs as citizens of this country. That is what our government was designed for. Individual participation, not passivity. It demands that we take up bullhorns to ensure that our voices are heard, and that we not defer to one, twenty or a thousand politicians to make decisions for us while we watch TV and mow the lawn.
I want a green, thriving economy. A green, bountiful and beautiful land, safe for animals plants and humans alike. A thriving educational system which includes the arts. A new green infrastructure so we can turn around the terrible damage we've done to Mother Earth, and reduce and reverse our carbon footprint. I want organic food from small local farms, and I want to be happy and free. I want green space in which to breathe, and be proud of my country. I want civil, human rights, a living wage and healthcare for all. I want happy communities with people supporting and cooperating with each other in peace and joy. I, and many others, hold this vision of the new.
All hail the man-who-would-be-king as he rings in the end of the American Empire.
It’s time to claim our sovereignty as individuals and forge our freedom once again.
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