A Most Interesting 100 Days

I suppose that, if nothing else, one could call these first 100 days of Trump some of the most interesting days of any presidency in our lifetime. We have the normal hypocrisy from politicians on the left for a right wing president as we get from politicians on the right for a left wing president. For the most part, it is all tripe. (Tripe is the stomach lining, that some people consider a delicacy, of a cow. My father loved the stuff. I never could get past the visual.)

Trump will go down in history. I think that he will go down on the right side of history. ( No pun intended.) For a guy who used to be a Democrat Liberal, it is quite an irony. I would suppose that, in my case, he saw the same thing happening the Democratic party that I saw. Ie, the Dems left he and me behind as they headed toward progressivism. There is no room in the world for progressive politics. It is, by nature, deleterious to a society. Progressives, like communism, keep people down while making the wealthy more wealthy. The difference is that in a Republic the individual works for wealth and in communism the “people” work for another group’s wealth. That group is the founding members and the government elites. Look, folks, no matter which name you want to call it, royalty is royalty. The upper class is ALWAYS going to be the movers and shakers and those of us who just want to be left alone are always going to get the shitty end of the stick. History proves this time and time again through all the guises and permutations of humankind and their governance it is always the same. The difference in our form of government is that we can vote the assholes out of office. We can change it and that is why, though people try to call it a living document, our Constitution is the one and most memorable change to governance ever created.

So, Trump? What can we say about him so far? He is different. He is having a great deal of trouble with the congress. As he calls it, the swamp. He is trying to change the establishment of Washington DC and the way business is done. I think we can all get behind the fact that DC desperately needs change. As it has morphed over the decades, DC is becoming more of an entitlement vehicle for the wealthy and, believe it or not, it sometimes takes the wealthy to dislodge the wealthy from their lofty perches. Reason being is that the wealthy are the ones who know what it takes to get around the permanence of other wealthy people. To pry them out of their rosewood and ebony chairs and send them packing.

We can hope. For us done here that is all we can. Revolution will not happen and is not needed. I thought, from the beginning, that Trump might be the vehicle of change. The jury is still out. What you can do is cast off the plethora of dispersions heaped on the man before he even got started and open fresh eyes to who and what he is now. The presidency is not for the weak of mind or heart. If nothing else Trump is a very strong man; mentally and emotionally. If you can give him that then you can become objective and wait and see like I’m doing. If you and I deserve a chance then so does a fellow human being who, for whatever his first intentions might have been, is standing up to the challenges of that office.

Originally posted 2017-04-27 18:15:36.

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