Friday, November 18, 2016
Donald Trump and the Strangelove Nightmare
For a moment yesterday I thought we were saved.
When news leaked out that Donald Trump might make Mitt Romney his Secretary of State instead of the sleazy Rudy Giuliani.
Or the mad bomber John Bolton.
John Bolton, a top candidate to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state, is publicly calling for the U.S. to help overthrow the existing government in Iran.
But sadly that moment of relief didn't last long, because then I heard that Trump is planning to make this maniac his national security adviser.
The mad general Michael Flynn.
President-elect Donald J. Trump has offered the post of national security adviser to Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, potentially putting a retired intelligence officer who believes Islamist militancy poses an existential threat in one of the most powerful roles in shaping military and foreign policy, according to a top official on Mr. Trump’s transition team.
The man some call "America's angriest general."
Mr. Trump and General Flynn both see themselves as brash outsiders who hustled their way to the big time. They both post on Twitter often about their own successes, and they have both at times crossed the line into outright Islamophobia.
They also both exhibit a loose relationship with facts: General Flynn, for instance, has said that Shariah, or Islamic law, is spreading in the United States (it is not). His dubious assertions are so common that when he ran the Defense Intelligence Agency, subordinates came up with a name for the phenomenon: They called them “Flynn facts.”
Who as the Democrats point out, is NOT the kind of man to share the nuclear button with Donald Trump.
“Ideally, the president-elect, who strikes me as someone with an impulsive personality, ought to have someone who is a stable hand smoothing out the rough, impetuous edges of the president,” Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said at a conference in Washington on Thursday.
“The impression I have of Gen. Flynn is that he has a like personality to the president-elect.”
Because we might survive Trump, and we might survive Flynn, but our chances of surviving both of them are slim to nonexistent.
For Flynn makes Dr Strangelove's General Jack D. Ripper look almost sane...
You know Ripper, the general who sends a squadron of nuclear bombers to attack the Soviet Union for no good reason.
And if Flynn is left alone with the paranoid orange oaf who knows what might happen...
Especially if America's angriest general is joined in the situation room by his chief of staff, his own crazy bigoted son.
The son of top Donald Trump adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn regularly shares conspiracy theories, expletive-filled posts, and racially insensitive sentiments on Twitter and Facebook, a CNN KFile review of his social media presence reveals.
In a Facebook post from October, Flynn shared a fake news story claiming Obama flaunted an erection to female reporters in 2008.
And let's not forget that Trump has also appointed the notorious climate change denier Myron Ebell to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency.
A kooky kook whose record speaks for itself.
Ebell is the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which, among other things, runs the website, SafeChemicalPolicy.org, that, according to Tom Philpott at Mother Jones, “exists to downplay the health and ecological impacts of chemicals.”
Ebell’s beliefs (or lack thereof when it comes to climate change) have him so vilified, he was featured on a poster plastered around Paris during the UN climate talks last year, naming him one of seven “climate criminals”responsible for destroying our future.
So one way or another the planet doesn't stand a chance, and neither do its children.
Damn you dirty old white racists who voted for Trump so he could drag us back to the past. Damn you dumbass young people who wasted your ballots, or didn't bother to vote, and surrendered your future.
You should have known how this story would end...
I wish I could smack you in the face with a baseball bat, and knock some sense into you.
But it's too late for that.
And at least you will burn with the rest of us...