This book doesn’t wander far from what my expectations of this administration is up to. It’s utterly gross, and yet, like the proverbial train wreck, you CANNOT look away. I read the entire thing this morning, and I’m going to have to go back and read it again. To be sure that I actually read all the )#&%# I thought I did, and did such #(%&*# actually make it into a work about how the administration is going about its daily business.
This is a constitutional crisis. I have read, already, all the attacks on the author. But everything he says shores up my POV about the administration – they were not prepared, they are a bumbling roadside attraction doing anything they can to keep the audience’s attention. When whatever the current shill is turns out not to be what they want you to see, they bumble and fall over one another, inflaming hatred of some “other” – from the top down – to shift your attention.
I have been watching, enjoying, and debating politics since I was ten. I love to see what current administrations are doing, and even if I voted for them, I’ll critique. No one’s perfect. But this – good grief. I have been ashamed, from time to time, at some of the actions of past presidents. But I am constantly, 150%, 24/7 ashamed of this administration. There is nothing they do that doesn’t hurt, lash out, or inflict damage on some part of the American people. Outside of that group the pres wants to be part of, the billionaires, everyone else is merely fodder.
And lord help you if you are anyone other than white and male. Because you’re nothing.
All this book has done is reinforce what I thought I was seeing. While that makes me sad, angry, and worried – it also reinforces that we must be active, and not complacent – we must, as a nation, go vote for people who will support this nation, and the ideals it has survived on. We have to bring back people who are not the sellout pieces of trash that is our current legislative bodies.
Most of all, this book is a warning. Our nation is under siege. If you don’t see it – it’s because you don’t want to, or feel that the siege will benefit you in some fashion. It won’t. If it does, it’s temporary, and you will pay the piper, and it will hurt. This book should show you that. The pres has loyalty and concern for one person – himself. Anyone else is disposable. That includes the nation he supposedly represents.
I suggest you read it. And put down the partisanship, and read it with eyes of “Is this who I want to represent me?” Even if only half of this is true, we are in a world of hurt. WE deserve better. The pres and all his sycophantic horde deserve to be bounced out on their backsides. Which begins with the 2018 elections.