Tuesday, July 31, 2018 6:48 PM
I’m Back Again (2018Jul31)
Family and friends advised me to take a step away from the cable news-shows and give myself a break—after I wrote my last, deliriously-frustrated rant-post. I don’t post to blog every day—I try to post as seldom as possible (excepting the exceedingly rare inspiration for an up-beat subject). My political-backseat-driving is an obsession that even I have grown tired of.
As an example, I decided in May that I would try to post the word ‘Impeach’ on my Facebook Wall, every day. I knew I wouldn’t reach anyone besides my own friends and relatives, but I felt that Facebook, being at least nominally a Public Forum, made me responsible to treat it as such, inasmuch as a private nobody like myself was able.
Here are my almost-daily posts from that day to today—you’ll see that my style of posting evolved over time. In virtually all of these FB posts, I was constrained to just a line or two of characters—because I kept all of them short enough to allow the new-ish Facebook meme-background-style (it turns off, if you keep typing/editing your FB-update past a certain number of characters).
These are not meant to be wise or hilarious or great writing of any kind—they are simply the way I broke up the monotony of the task I had set myself. I hope (and I’m fairly sure of that hope, lately) that someday soon, that word ‘Impeach’ will be on everyone’s mind, every day:
Chris Dunn updated his status.
20 May 2018 14:13 :
Impeach – (pass it on)
Impeach ! (Yes, there ARE two sides: good vs. evil.)
23 May 2018 13:27 :
Impeach ! (GOP = Band of Traitors)
Impeach ! (We don’t look good in swastikas)
Impeach ! (President? More like Putin’s puppet)
Impeach ! (It’s enough already)
Impeach the PO(TU)S !
Impeach ! (grant a Pardon to the voters for being so gullible)
Impeach ! (His lawyers are sure he’ll commit perjury)
Impeach ! (Claims ALL the power, NONE of the responsibility)
Impeach ! (mental illness is not a political platform)
Impeach ! (I’m not wrong…)
Impeach ! (how long does ‘unfortunate’ remain acceptable in a president?)
Impeach ! (Or at least ask Putin to send someone else)
10 June 2018 01:05 :
[People keep talking about ‘what Trump said’, as if someday it’s going to be right, or true, or wise–but I believe that life is too short to waste that kind of time. So, instead, I have my own one-word statement which, as far as I can tell, is the only thing left to say: “Impeach!”]
10 June 2018 14:14 :
Impeach ! (he’s unfit, dishonest, and he’s got a screw loose)
Impeach ! (He’s not a president–he’s a wanna-be strongman)
Impeach ! (Nice try–woulda been nice–shoulda studied?)
15 June 2018 17:28 :
Impeach ! (Could be YOUR kids, next–how would that be?)
Impeach ! (The president is a criminal)
Impeach ! (You STILL think he’s a Good Guy?)
Impeach ! (Unfit is one thing, Monstrous quite another)
Impeach ! (I miss being proud I’m American)
Impeach ! (because, Yes–we do fuckin Care)
Impeach ! (Who needs a compulsive liar?)
Impeach ! (Or maybe a crooked, perv bully DOES represent US?)
Impeach ! (make the world a better place)
Impeach ! (Muslim Ban is Un-American)
30 June 2018 15:27 :
Impeach ! (I’m so tired of all this winning)
Impeach ! (or just keep on lyin’ to me, baby)
Impeach ! (he said ‘elite’, I think he meant ‘illiterate’)
Impeach ! (then, news-media can stop being his baby-monitor)
4 July 2018 11:24 :
Impeach ! (or shove an M-80 up his ass–I don’t care anymore)
Impeach ! (or explain why you side with a criminal)
Impeach ! (before the kidnapped, crying children are Yours)
Impeach ! (Congress, UR famous 4 doin 0, but now, 4 doin Wrong!)
Impeach ! (Lock him up—and free Reality Leigh Winner!)
Impeach ! (irresponsible + president = disaster)
11 July 2018 13:57 :
Impeach ! (he breaks his oath of office every damn day)
Impeach ! (Let Putin have him)
Impeach ! (go ahead, wait til after today’s secret meeting with Putin)
Impeach ! (at this point, claiming ‘innocence’ is confessing to blindness)
Impeach ! Impeach ! Impeach !
Impeach the Traitor !
Impeach ! (next time, let’s go with a public servant instead of a monster)
Impeach the Traitor! (he’s created a ‘safe space’ for stupidity and racism)
Impeach ! We need a Real president
Impeach ! (We don’t need no ‘useful idiot’)
Impeach ! (Yes, I’m repeating–but at least I’m not repeating lies)
Impeach ! (He can tweet us into war, but he can’t tweet us back out)
Impeach ! (The Liar edited his Summit transcript–and the video!)
Impeach ! (He won’t correct the WH transcript or video of the Summit–unwelcome reality bites)
Impeach ! (The Racist decided to keep over 900 of the kidnapped children–that’s over 2 in 10)
Impeach ! (In today’s speech, the Idiot ridiculed the press for paying too close attention to everything he says)
Impeach the Traitor ! – (or be one yourselves)
Impeach ! (while we wait for decency to return, indecency is redecorating the house)
Impeach ! (Let’s not be led around by our Dick)
Now, that last one—I actually posted today. After I posted it, I thought to myself, ‘It would have been better to say “(Let’s stop being led around by our Dick)” .’ but that just goes to show. I spend too much time thinking of public statements to make against Trump—and too little time remembering that my media platform (that is, my personal FB page) is only nominally a public forum—it isn’t really seen by the public, it is only available to be seen.
So I have added a Quixotic element to my online activity—I’ve been tilting at the windmills of my Facebook friends-circle, while the real monster is far away elsewhere, untouched by my efforts, no matter how I phrase them.
This past weekend has been a restful step back from all the political/media chaos—that stuff deserves far less room inside my head. It’s all so childish and not-smart—these politicians really expect a lot of ‘cover’ from a dark suit and a red tie.
Sure, it looks professional—but at some point, those expensive suits morph from lamb’s-clothing into exclamation-points of corruption. Part of the ‘suit’ image is the expectation of knowledgeability—and when the words coming out of their mouths are so bereft of intelligence, they expose themselves as being ‘empty suits’.
That is just one item from the long list of things that beggars my belief—how can people go on taking this stuff seriously? Our president is mentally unstable, compulsively dishonest, and has the mind-set of a career criminal (though not necessarily a successful one). Trump approaches governing as a megalomaniacal CEO would—he approaches the Justice Dept. the same way a criminal does. He blames the cops, he claims he was framed, he claims the other guy did it, he claims he wasn’t there—and even if he was, it’s not a crime to be part of a crime.
I knew that son-of-a-bitch was a criminal when he wouldn’t let go of the birther BS—before he even declared. I have watched in traumatized puzzlement as the stupidest people in this country ran to the voting booths—and the supposedly more-intelligent people sat at home, or voted for Berny, or even joined the cattle—voting for Trump despite their glimmers of consciousness. And don’t tell me ‘She won the popular’—yes, she did—but that psychotic moron should have been outvoted by a landslide.
It’s been a long series of disappointments—finally realizing that the Congress is so partisan, it wouldn’t impeach Trump no matter the madness and danger. I’m still waiting for sanity to be restored. And I am doing my best to hang on to what’s left of my own.