Sorry, political bla ahead, skip if you like, nothing missed.
Frankly, it is futile, and possibly boring – and nothing is more frustrating for readers than a boring blogpost – to write about the American malarkey. But when you think that you’ve seen everything, death where’s yer sting, round the corner comes the little fuehrer and delivers.
The Democrats did the decent thing and started impeachment (where’s the peach in that ?), as we all know. At the same time the coming litigation in the Senate is dead as a dodo, because a bloke who goes by the moniker “Moscow Mitch” (!) blared out that the fix is already in : Evil to him who thinks evil. It is just the declaration of banqueroute for the US-American democracy, or what is still left of it, after more than thousand days of scum’s rule.
It does not work anymore. Democracy, based on the “free will” of the citizens (who, by the way is this Gerry Mander I hear so much about ?) works by checks & balances, the power needs to be fenced in, einhegen is the German word.
A necessary precondition is that those who are in power do believe in the system, accept and respect it. The little fuehrer obviously has no idea what those words I used could mean, and those who are helping and enabling him and his gang, the political professionals of the Republican party, happily abandon not only the whole system, but the idea of “democracy” in total.
Nobody knows what will come out of this. The next two weeks over the holidays will be like a break, a common pause for breath, then uglyness will brake out in full force.
The Republicans will throw the case out, the little fuehrer will continue to hold rallies, the Democrats will impotently stay aside.
The only chance to avoid the re-election of this stain on the American history lies in the personality of the candidate. If the circus act, as lately displayed in a place called Battle Creek (!), will loose its attractiveness, its appeal to the hard boiled fan-base, then there is a chance that a second term is avoided. I doubt it.
I do not know why, but the number “42 %” blinks up in my head, describing the part of the electorate who will stick to the little fuehrer come whatever will – of course that means that 58 % are either against or undecided. But it is a very good start, a seemingly rock solid basis. I may be wrong, I did not check sources etc pp.
I said it before, I say it again : The only way to get rid of this clown is to laugh about him. To laugh him out of office. What means that he must show his laughableness, his terrible ridiculousness, in full – the election is won when the first “maga”-cap-wearing bloke laughs about the candidate, not with him. When it gets stale.
I do not believe that those people who attend the little fuehrer’s performances really do have a political consciousness (do not know if this is the correct translation for the German word “politisches Bewußtsein”, sorry), and frankly I doubt it. But they can add two and two, and at one point they’ll look around and ask what really happened, what became better, what promises were kept ?
And if these people understand that not much was kept, that in fact the oh so holy US is an international laughing stock, a source of instability for all & everyone, that there is nothing left of the “pax Americana” or American influence, they have a chance to think. But again, I doubt that there will be a lot of thinking. Not because those voters would not be able to rational thinking, but because they base their decision on emotions. and all the little fuehrer does, is playing on emotions : If he miscalculates, then he’ll be done. The moment he ridicules himself, he is done.
This sounds silly, stupid even, when you look back over the stretch of the last thousand and something days since the clown is in office – he was ridiculous from the start.
But obviously not for all.
What brings us back to the political professionals. Who happily, and voluntarily, dwarfed themselves to become trumpish minions. It is incredible to watch this total failure of a once powerful party, of an “elite”. There is nothing left, they are un-electable for times to come, until a new generation may step in – but this “new generation” is out of sight.
The only other possibility for this nightmare to end is that the puppet-master throws away his sock puppet. But, frankly, I do not believe that Vlad is already done with Amerga.
Anyway. Sorry for this long rant. Let’s end it with some music by JJ CALE.