Oh isn’t a week a really long time?! So here’s the recap from part I. Orange buttons, buffoons, garden of eden, and thanks for reading. Finally, a part ii which has made it out of the fervid recesses. So before this destructs, let’s take a gentle gander back through time and across the spinning globe, before it bursts into a gargantuan nuclear flower...
Trubrexaggedon - part ii
Ah the american dream. Where not pouring an endless stream of money into advertising, nor having 2,868,691 less people vote for you than your opponent by dint of an electoral college, ensures you win an election? Land of the free? More land of the extremely malleable - and you won't believe how long it took before that description replaced the far less charitable one!
A land where the carrot of wealth fights alongside the pendant of superficiality, and the entire balloon is periodically pricked by an underclass of consciousness. Once that pesky thing is firmly flung back in to its box before any serious damage can be done, and the balloon is fully patched, the citizenry can
be returned to their mewling senses. Just in time to see the
president tuck into an opponent with a carving knife, live on air,
whilst dementedly screaming the
presidency is mine for life.
That might just be the intensity of smacked realism needed for the moderately minded to finally see where the horror of electoral inactivity could truly lead. Hopefully that'll occur before they head to the polls in their droves, so turfing out the power hungry, small government (unless it involves getting hands over and into your private parts - especially if virginal offerings, sex optional) minded, power-crazed, empathically devoid dingbats.
Talking of manipulated carrots. The current potus (the 45th) allegedly suffers from partial cushing’s syndrome; and wherever there’s a troubling hotspot with temperatures in excess of 50 degrees, apparently leans towards placing a palatial edifice within striking distance of said trouble-spots. Strategically placed icbms dotted inside the gargantuan name overlooking the rubble, and any rabble with the temerity to cause a ruffled combover to slightly flop in a force 0.0015 breeze. So helping to ensure stocks continue to maintain their healthy defense payouts.
President thin skin is the undisputed leader of the free world. His administration of multi-billionaires studiously looking out for the little guy, and concentrating on the important things. Such as: cutting inheritance tax for all those people living wage packet to wage packet, but who have at least 14 plus million dollars they can squirrel away to their offspring, should they shuffle off this pie mud. Visiting the poor, the misfortunate, the stereotyped and downtroddenly maligned; providing them all with vhs copies of history programmes showing a better time in history, when workers were all hard at work, and the underprivileged knew their place.
Electing a non-fascist as president. Then slamming the brakes on, before pitching the pendulum fiercely into reverse.
The sphincters charter, taking back control; and soon, fresh from across the pond... best before the end of the apocalypse re-packaged chlorinated gmo chickens.
Yes the empire's better days of bringing the rule of slaughter, divide and conquer, appear to be well behind it. Now leaders seem submerged by the alternatives of fear. No longer able to distinguish one mad max future from another, believing the only thing preventing a descent into sure madness is by monitoring, storing, and archiving everything everyone does should in-depth analysis years down the line be required. Should citizens dare think, let alone do anything mildly stimulatingly subversive. Protest over fair pay, or another duck pond not fit for a gnat? Tough. The checkbox for your permanent monitoring has been automatically checked and everything you do from now on will be stored for the safety and security of the nation, until the end of time.
Such moves are only a boon to nationalists everywhere. Who utilise them as affirmative signs the others shouldn’t be allowed in to their particular patches of twisted reality - let alone interbreed with pure stock. Whilst so many of their fellow compatriots (for whatever reason) fall on less than stellar times, their goto pissing post is always the same: it’s everybody else who’s different from us fault, and should be blamed for our ills. Usually though, if you spare more than two seconds to read the headlines before skipping to the next click-bait piece, the others (most of them at any rate) are usually escaping something: bombs being dropped, markets been blown up, beheadings for not believing in whichever sky fairy is the most popular in the region at the time. Economic systems decimated from pilfering politicians, bribing global corporations, small-minded henchmen, or possibly years of drought leading to pictures that usually depict a malnourished african child in a woollen jumper who's forgotten how to use his hands when the film crew are there, whilst the flies treat him as an aircraft carrier.
People drink in the nonsense spouted by most of the billionaire owned press, either not knowing or not caring enough to ensure their mental goalposts are sufficiently robust to view the material with a major helping of suspicion. But when reports of people with a more conservative frame of mind, indicate that they believe most people are guilty until otherwise proven innocent, then why on earth would the billionaire owning class do anything that would jepordise the status quo that ensures their billions remain untouched, by the trolls further down the ladder?
Perhaps if the top 0.001% of the people didn’t own more than the lowest 60%, and instead turned from fluffing their own nests into attempting to understand why so many parts of the world are, for so many, such steaming piles of dung heaps. Then just maybe, we could have a world where more people were able to reach their potential, and who knows, perhaps society as whole might just feel a little bit better off for it.
And before this continues in part iii somewhere around the corner, i hope you all had a wonderful christmas and a very happy new year.