Do not adjust your set

by allthoughtswork

Related imageFolks, I’m going to take a brief side trip from humor to share with you something serious that happened last week. I’ve been given permission to repeat it here on the proviso that all identifying details be omitted.

This is all true.

While enjoying a day off at the beach, I met a fascinating guy who was on a long travelling vacation across America, kind of a retiree’s walkabout. He was a learned, articulate liberal with a great passion for meeting people and we got to talking about our sordid pasts in the politically and socially red center of our country. I grew up in an emotionally abusive family in the rural Midwest in the 70s but he grew up gay in one of the worst states you could possibly imagine and he did it in a conservative Christian family in the 50s. You can’t top that. (shudder)

He also did it in the Air Force. In fact, he did it with a lover who just happens to now be a very high level military official (who shall remain nameless for obvious reasons) who has ridden on Air Force One with Trump.

Apparently, the public doesn’t know the half of it when it comes to the instability of Trump. The man went on frequent tirades, yelling and screaming in people’s faces, hurling objects around the room, throwing tantrums to get his way. He treated adults of the highest class and caliber like they were schoolchildren trying to take his swing. All this while in the air with the nuclear codes just down the hall.

Officials were understandably rattled and a few were downright scared. My new friend’s old beau called him out of the blue afterwards just to hear a friendly voice so he could calm down. They talked. Long story short, there’s probably a much greater movement to remove Trump from office than we imagine and it’s most likely being orchestrated by his own people.

This story wasn’t shared with me immediately on that beach, and it wasn’t shared with a smile, it took us hours of back and forth soul-baring, staring at waves, to get to personal information this, shall we say, classified. I believe him, and I’m not surprised by what I learned. I stated from day one that Trump is a dangerous malignant narcissist incapable of acting for the good of anyone else, much less an entire nation.

For all I know, my friend is taking his vacation across America to see the country while it still stands. I’m going to follow his lead and get the hell back to that beach.



5 Comments to “Do not adjust your set”

  1. but . . . but . . .

    I thought that you Mercans loved him. He got voted in, didn’t he?

    Like I said after the Brexit vote – some things are too important to be left to the electorate: they tend to believe anybody telling them stuff that they want to hear.


    • “He got voted in, didn’t he?”

      Actually, no He lost he popular vote and only “got in” due to our outdated, fucked up electoral college system, the results of which were secured in great part by the inexhaustible efforts of cheating Republicans who have blocked voter rights, prevented people from getting to the polls, gerrymandered the shit out of many states, and colluded with Russia to undermine Hillary Clinton.

      That last one is about to come out soon. Stay tuned.


  2. I remember when the vicious Thatcher woman got re-elected, with less than 1/3 of the electorate voting for her party.

    Let’s not forget that both our countries set out to impose our good ol’ Western democracy on others.

    It usually involves a shitload of military hardware to get them to see the error of their ways and appreciate a more democratic route through what is left of life.

    I’m sure yer average Iraqi or Libyan is seriously appreciative of the comforts that Western Democracy has brought them.

    At least my problems from the Brexit farce are limited to probably losing my job.


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