AMERICA’S LITTLE BOY PRESIDENT-ELECT
Hi again, gang, from the shores of the Salish Sea. Well, I confess to succumbing this past week to a bit of Trump-o-mania this week as this most unpopular of president-elects continues to deny the credibility and efficacy of all the resistance to him.
I am a profound fan of FaceBook and I am seeing more anti-bigotry backlash, not only on the part of Muslims and other targets of Trump’s Klansmen but on the part of Americans from every segment and strata of society.
This suggests to me that the man a certain four-year-old in my life insists on calling “Donald Dumpster” will probably find the going much rougher than he anticipated.
The Republican Party has been around since 1854 and they’ve produced some fine presidents down the years. They’re not going to let some billionaire megalomaniac destroy the party or the nation. They love their fellow Americans just as much as the Democrats do.
The key to the next two years ~ when mid-term elections will either repudiate or validate Trump’s first 730 days in office ~ is to not over-react and give Trump the right to declare a state of emergency.
We also need to stop treating Trump like a healthy adult. The fourth of five kids, he is a little boy trying to prove that he is as good as his father and siblings. But he knows he is not the same caliber of human being. No matter what he accomplishes, he cannot change this one damning fact of his life. The victories he seeks offer some relief but the older he becomes and the greater his personal legacy of inadequacy grows, the more desperate he will become.
Such an individual can be ~ as Hitler and Stalin both were ~ manipulated by others to serve their ends. These individuals are fully developed human beings of extreme intelligence and undeniable success records.
The next two years will be played on a Machiavellian stage and once Trump realizes that he is the puppet and not the puppet-master, we will see drama worthy of the best of the Bard.
Have a great week, gang, and thanks for the ear.
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Hello, Mishka, from London:
Festive mood in anticipation of Christmas is in full swing here too, in THE magical domain of Harry Porter, with just 8 sleeps before Christmas. As you see from photo, Santas, bike rally participants, are wishing Merry Christmas to everyone, cheering people around with their smiles. So I ‘m glad to pass congratulations to you and all NorthStar readers.
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