I had a few busy and fun packed days this month. I apologize that I didn’t have the foresight to plan ahead and schedule posts for the time I would be away. Still learning, lesson learned. Now and then I had a few minutes of quiet while the kids were playing outside and I would at least try to share something with you that I thought was interesting or thought-provoking. Thank you all for the comments. I always appreciate the feedback, and I answered folks that shared their thoughts with me.
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I was visiting my grandchildren in a “Bible belt” state, and it’s usually is a bit of a culture shock. It takes me a few days for my ears to adjust to the accent and for my brain to remember I’m in “polite company” in a very Red section of a Purple state. I wish I could say I was totally disconnected from the news and social media, but that’s not who I am. Despite spending days having fun with my granddaughters and their parents, it seems that the only thing my muse wanted to talk about was politics.
A few crucial issues dominated the headlines over the past weeks, but today’s meeting between DJT and V Putin topped the cake. I’ve put my original rant on hold.
I started to watch the joint news conference after their meeting, and I had to stop. It was like watching a bad spy movie, but it’s real. It’s all too real; like a bad Reality TV show. As I listened to DJT read his address, I wondered if KGB wrote it for him. Our DJT was talking about the importance of diplomacy?! As if!
There is no doubt in my mind that Russia is close to achieving its goal of replacing the USA as the leading world power. With each step DJT takes toward isolation, KGB steps in and offers that Russia can help with that.
I think the idea really hit me in June when Nikki Haley announced that the USA was withdrawing from the UN’s Human Rights Council amid criticism of the “zero-tolerance” policy that separated toddlers from their families at the border. Ms. Haley used the “anti-Israeli sentiment,” but it was the Administration’s immigration policy that was on the table. The US withdrew on June 20, 2018. The same day Russia put in papers for candidacy to the Council. Russia had lost re-election to its seat on the Council in 2016 for its involvement in supporting Assad in Syria. DJT has been talking about taking troops out of Syria for some time. KGB feels they have what it takes to bring peace to the area and protect Israel’s interest. DJT talks of leaving NAFTA, “Russia strengthens ties with Mexico.” The primary purpose of NATO was to build an alliance to protect member countries from Soviet aggression. Trump harshly criticizes NATO members and praises KGB. There are too many parallels to ignore.
It was shameful that he publically acknowledged that he chooses to believe KGB’s strong denial regarding meddling with elections as opposed to our own highly skilled professionals. I wish DTJ realized that this is bigger than him; beyond him, his ego and his allies. Our democratic system was tampered with – period.
I can only hope that DJT’s behavior has sparked enough concern among GOP leaders to use the tools written in the Constitution to pull the reigns before he does more damage. I can only hope and vote them out in November. Although the other major party is still somewhat disorganized, in general, it’s still a better option.