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Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Uncertainty Of The Coming Years Under Trump

I know pretty much anyone reading this must have celebrated the passing of Barack Obama out of the presidency and away from the levers of power finally.

With him goes an entire army of acolytes and several fellow unindicted criminals who went out of their way to shred the fabric of this great nation.

We also narrowly avoided almost certain civil war with the defeat of Hillary Clinton.
I well and truly believe that if she had gotten into the Oval Office with the powers of the presidency behind her that this country would be in a shooting war with its self before she was out of office.

So now we have President Donald Trump and his fledgling administration coming in to do damage control and roll back some of the insanity sown by Obama and his minions.

While I will admit I voted for the guy, it was either that or sit this one out.

To be honest, Trump has the hairs on the back of my neck standing up.

While he espouses a very nationalistic and populous bravado about making America great again and all these things he is going to do for the little guy, I cannot get that famous Lord Acton quote out of my head every time I see the man on television or on the internet.

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.


Trump is already very well known for being a bit over the top and as a very, very rich man used to being able to bark orders at underlings already, the thoughts of the spy agencies and the military industrial complex whispering in his ear about the need to keep up and even expand the already outrageous invasions of privacy they perpetrate every single day against every single American, quite frankly scares the hell out of me.

I can very easily envision the power available behind that office going straight to his head and him starting to start acting and resembling an outright dictator.

I laughed recently when Obama threatened to "step in" if he saw Donald Trump doing something he didn't like but I stopped laughing when I realized that the office of the presidency and the unimaginable powers that go with it, get to be taken for granted after a while by those who's asses sit in the chair in that office.
It was pretty obvious to me that it hadn't occurred to former president Obama yet that he has no stroke anymore.
He's just another guy now. One with admittedly a hell of a lot more Secret Service agents surrounding him still yet his abilities to tell people what to do are pretty much limited to his dog now.
The guy could try to tell me what to do and I would laugh in his face.
Who the fuck do you think you are now?

Trump on the other hand already had that kind of stroke and now the only thing, I hope, that can constrain him is that "God damn piece of paper" to quote former president George W. Bush.

That same piece of paper Obama lamented about "constraining" him and limiting what he could and couldn't get away with to a point.
You know the one, something called The Constitution, the thing that this entire system of government was laid out with and the one thing that actually spells out what a president can and can not do.

Obama and his predecessors tried getting around it with pens and phones, also known as Executive Orders.
Trump is already all over that on his first official day in office.

All I can do is wait and see but I will guarantee one thing about Mr. Trump.

It is just going to be a matter of time before he pisses you off.
One way or another he is going to do something somebody doesn't like.
It goes with the office.

I sincerely hope he guts as many government agencies as possible, builds that fucking fence along our border with Mexico, turns Mad Dog Mattis loose on those ragheaded sonsabitches who mean to conquer the West and brings lots of buckets to drain that swamp we call Washington D.C. with.

Hell, I'll take two of any of those things and call it a win.

In the mean time, I see absolutely no reason not to keep doing as much as possible to prepare for the worst.

Beans, Band Aids and Bullets my friends.
Those things are timeless and ever handy to have.
Keep learning and use this lull in the Socialists power to keep getting squared away.
Only God knows what the future holds but the past is generally a pretty good place to see what is possible.

Pick an area that you feel could use some attention and start working on it instead of putting your head in the sand because you think Donald Trump is going to save the day.

I wouldn't bet on that if I were you.

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