Summer is Here
And that means that you need to keep summer protocols in mind.
After Memorial Day, things change – the kids are out of school and wherever you go there are likely to be crowds as people flock from the fetid cities to nicer and more pleasant locations to spend their precious vacation days.
LSP’s bass fishing lake will become hull-to-hull bass boats such that he could walk across the lake from shore to shore without getting wet.
There’s also the political season, which is helping to drive Fox News ratings as the mainstream media shills make up stories to tell in dishonest ways – always entertaining, but there are lemmings who believe them. That’s not good.
And it’s Taco Tuesday today, which means that we need to plan for the coming weekend carefully while eating a delicious taco or two.
There has been a lot of chatter in the news about a gorilla (not guerrilla) in the Cincinnati Zoo that was shot after a four year old boy fell into its cage. There has been a lot of criticism of the parents, but how does a four year old boy defeat safety measures to keep that from happening? Liberals and animal lovers have treated it in much the same way as the Cecil-the-Lion incident. Maybe I’m mixing apples and oranges but can those liberals name ANY of the last ten police officers murdered in America? What about the last ten soldiers/sailors/marines killed in combat? We can get more politically correct – name the last ten african americans murdered by other thugs in Chicago? How about giving a number to the babies aborted the same day that Harambe the monkey threatening the little boy was dropped by a bullet?
Some speculate that the gorilla was trying to help the little boy in much the way as a Bobo the ape adopted Tarzan (Edgar Rice Burroughs story). However Zoo officials differed and found that there was an existential threat to the child and that was that. Will President Obama and Hillary Clinton go to Harambe’s funeral? Speculation runs rampant.
Sure, we’re all Neanderthal mouth-breathers, what’s your point? Theories on the rise of Donald Trump too often rely on the anger, bigotry, and general backwardness of his supporters. This grounding isn’t much questioned, even by commentators who think they’re questioning it. The inferiority of those people (formerly known as We the People) is widely taken for granted.
This points to the real driver of Trump’s success: the armor-plated complacency of the politicians, commentators, and other political professionals he’s running against.
To many liberals and a cadre of whining conservatives, support for Trump proves your unfitness for civilized society. Articles that purport to offer a somewhat deeper analysis – promising, for instance, to blame the country’s elites for Trump’s success – often wind their way back to the same premise. Blame the elites for failing to respond sympathetically to the understandable rage of desperate losers; or for manipulating their bigotry to gain political advantage; or for failing to do what elites in democracies are supposed to do, which is shield a correctly constituted government of laws from the rabble.
The truth is that if you combine the people who support Trump and Sanders, both who feel that they’ve been screwed – for different reasons, the number is well over 50% of Americans. The Democrats who are saying #NeverSanders, are as serious as the bitter, defeated, Republican elite who say #NeverTrump. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, politicians.