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February 18, 2016

Ace of Spades

Filed under: Amusement,Despair,Future,Geography,Human condition — bitchontheblog @ 19:07
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Dearest Sweetest Hearts,

What am I going to do if Trump wins? This is the question I asked the Angel two nights ago. Planet Earth will not be mine. But how do I get myself to the Moon or Mars or somewhere? Anywhere.

Obviously, both Looney and my father are in a better space to tell us about demagogues. I just sit here, cortisol levels rising.

The Angel has little patience with politics. Listening to him I feel better and wonder why I bothered to be born.

U

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11 Comments »

  1. Frankly, I don’t know. It is a frightening prospect but all is not over with the spectacle yet. Faith. Many are with you in this fear. It ain’t over till it’s over as someone (Yogi Berra?) said.
    XO
    WWW

    Comment by wisewebwoman — February 19, 2016 @ 01:04 | Reply

    • Quite, WWW. It is a “spectacle”, as you say, It was a vision to behold when an actor got into the White House. Still, why shouldn’t an actor get into the White House? And charming he was too.

      Please don’t laugh or do, do you remember the time when the world shivered at that (possibly) imaginary phone on America’s President’s bedside table? The one with the red button? OH MY GOD. Let’s hope Trump isn’t a sleep walker.

      u

      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 19, 2016 @ 08:44 | Reply

  2. U should relax.

    “demagogue – 1. a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument. 2. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a leader or orator who espoused the cause of the common people.”

    In a democracy, who ever wins is a demagogue, by definition. In the US the only non-demagogue president we have ever had was George Washington.

    Comment by Looney — February 19, 2016 @ 02:13 | Reply

    • Yes, Looney, that’s what frightens me “appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using RATIONAL argument”. Vox populi. Pane et circenses. Throw them bread and to the lions.

      I’d love to know how you will vote. But, obviously – or at least in the motherland, that’s more private than disclosure of income.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 19, 2016 @ 08:37 | Reply

      • U, there is more to fear from the political leader who uses rational argument. For example, what could be more of a rational argument then “Do this and I will think about not shooting your family”? “if X then Y “. Of course he is appealing to your emotions, but this is all well understood and it is purely logic being employed as he gives alternatives which he considers most effective at manipulating you. The Democracies, on the other hand, are now completely in the post-rational era, which they learned from our Academic institutions. In fact I don’t recall any politician in America using a rational argument during my lifetime.

        Comment by Looney — February 20, 2016 @ 14:39 | Reply

  3. A trump is an anal expulsion of gas…..
    As for being born… a triumph of hope?

    Don’t worry about Trump… just be quietly furious and ……. well….. you could listen to Bernie I suppose but maybe we should just smell the flowers…

    Comment by magpie11 — February 19, 2016 @ 11:40 | Reply

    • Yes, Magpie, a “triumph” indeed. One that few marvel at. If that particular sperm hadn’t hit that particular egg at that particular moment we wouldn’t be here. In my case it was Leipzig, Christmas. I know this because my mother told me it was her maiden voyage (most likely my father’s too).

      Being so much as conceived, never mind born, is something people don’t often stop to appreciate. The sheer accident, that second by which we become. I am so so so very grateful. To fate, to my parents – mostly to my luck.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 19, 2016 @ 13:27 | Reply

      • Christmas in Leipzig… I’m glad of that because without it I’d be short of a pal….

        Comment by magpie11 — February 19, 2016 @ 13:35 | Reply

  4. Crikey, if a young man like the Angel has no interest in politics what is the future for mankind? Copping out is not the answer.
    Trump is a hell of a scary character. There might be just enough dumb bigots in the US to put him in charge.

    Comment by Friko — February 21, 2016 @ 19:06 | Reply

    • I didn’t say the Angel has “no interest” in politics. He does. In spades. What he doesn’t have (a bit like you) is patience with numb nuts. Fine difference.

      If anything I am amazed how clued up he is – in far more detail than my own lacking self. And I thought I had it bagged. Never flatter yourself, I recently told myself. You’ll fall flat on your face. Forget that I remember 1066 and William the Conqueror. Despite, reportedly, history repeating itself I know nothing.

      You are right that the future lies in the hands of the young, not least because most who stir the ships of our political fortunes come to do so when (relatively) old. However, inertia I am sorry to say doesn’t know age boundaries. If anything the old often calcify and no amount of debate will swing or soften them – if they engage in debate at all.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 22, 2016 @ 11:21 | Reply

  5. Last elections in NZ and everyone was sure that “Key/National” would be gone, but because of leadership problems with the opposing party “Little/Labour” & a sundry upstart Dot.com/Internet party – it was like a comedy and drama rolled into one. Key returned victorious but not sure that will happen next time as we enter into the next stage of the “flag saga”…a Key [excuse the pun] initiative

    Comment by cedar51 — February 26, 2016 @ 19:23 | Reply


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