Yes, let's face it America is engulfed in a frenzy of angst. It is time the label of what is going on in Washington D.C. and all over the country what it is... terrorism.
Forget for now the autocratic path that we are steadily making waves in, or the fascist regimes imagined. This is just at the moment plain and simple terrorism. We are being bullied by those who mistakenly are taking kindness for weakness, we are being assaulted by our most ill informed and backward minded populace. We all know that theirs is but a small percentage, the cashews in a cheap mixed bag of nuts. Yet we allow ourselves to be engulfed by that miniscule percentage. We are better than that, this is not who we are, but we are becoming those things that we hate the most by thinking we are doing something about it.
In a conversation I had last week with a very wise old man who hasn't touched a drop in over 35 years. He said it took him a while to understand the dynamic happening to the country right now. He had a hook on it though, just like the addicts and alcoholics the guy had worked with for all these years, America is acting the same way. The reasonings, the angst, the fears and insecurities. The expectations that they have were all linked to that of an addict. It was all right there plain as day really, it was in my own antics about the Russian angles that prompted him to say something. At 87 he is a kick in the pants still and looked at me and said something very similar to what I had heard while growing up. "What? are the bullies picking on you? ohhh poo poo." Then he reminded me about bullies and why they are that way, insecure and afraid of everything. "Did you ever take care of a bully by fighting him?" "Well, no I said, he was kicked out of school and kind of went away." "That's all the Russian interference has done, made you look at all our uglies and start fighting each other, then keep it going and what do you have? Other people fighting the bully while you get your homework done."
Terrorism, both from one area or another is going to continue and even skyrocket I sadly believe. The freedom and self-righteousness being pumped into our most malleable minds is going to reach a head. The terrorism from the right wing of this great land will continue because of misleading facts and just plain lies. To let this continue at this point is a slippery slope even more so than once imagined. With the Idiot forming a War Room to fight off... well you! How the heck is that even supposed to be legal, when does the President starts a War with the population of the country? When he want to take clear control over it. Complicit Media and other players in politics and business will suffer in the end. This kindness for weakness bit has a bite that they have seemingly forgotten. More powerful than anything they can conceive, you don't want to pit the Peanuts against the Cashews in this bag of nuts.
When we are electing people assaulting the press literally and figuratively, then what are we to think? When the attacks are coming from lone individuals and small groups, what are we to think? When it is condoned by those in power, I know what to think. If those on the right believe they are going in the right direction, think again. The mouse that roared is about to make the Elephant shit his drawers.