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Tears for Fears: The Morning After The Night Before

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I don't believe that any thinking person can doubt that the United States is the world's basket-case among industrialized nations. This fact is manifested in, and by, the personage of U.S President Donald Trump. Though there are those that refuse to see "the man in the mirror", Donald Trump is a reflection of United States society, he is not the cause of it. He is greedy, piggish, racist, sexist, crude, rude, illiterate, brutal, dishonest, egotistical, manipulative and craven while simultaneously being an ignorant idiot that feels entitled. Thusly, he is a perfect example of U.S. society at large (no pun intended) and that is why he was elected president. It is not what Trump does that the "majority" in the U.S. has a problem with, it is the manner in which he does it.

The United States populous has a problem with the truth and it always has, for it is a nation built on lies and deception. Donald Trump is what you look like before you put on that toupee/wig, before you put on that eye-liner and mascara, before you paint your nails and put your "face on", and get that Botox injection. Donald Trump is the fart that you want people to believe you did not make; silent, but deadly. Donald Trump is what you don't want people to see even though it is you. And, frankly, that is one of the few things that I appreciate about him: he is the truth while being a liar. He shows the world what many of us have known for centuries about "America".

The truth shall set you free.

I predicted Donald Trump's election immediately after he announced his candidacy, and was a laughing stock for doing it. What amazes me is how few could see the obvious. I also predict that he will be re-elected for the same reasons he was elected in the first place. There, as I see it, are only three things that could potentially derail Trump's re-election. The first of which is some cataclysmic international event such as open military hostilities with countries that are nuclear armed, or Iran, that bring home lots of body bags. The second is a total meltdown of the U.S. economy to the point of soup lines. And the third is that he "stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody" (or some similar feat). Actually, according to the chosen one himself, he might get away with that third one and be re-elected by a landslide. Let me say, for the record, this is a case where I would love to be incorrect in my prognostication, but I doubt it. The democrats are in total denial, inebriated by their collective, conflicting rhetoric and ideologies and are, as a direct result, destined to paint themselves into a political corner again. The writing is on the wall for those of us who choose to see (and can read). The democrats are also, while in the throes of their denial, failing to realize what I called "The Trump Effect" in 2015. There are a whole bunch of folks that are going to vote for Trump who are not telling, and they won't for fear of being labeled. A bunch of them will be so-called democrats; maybe even a few wayward, confused "people of color". This is what will cost them the election; just as it did in 2016.

I am fascinated at this society's ever increasing capacity to deceive itself. I am also fascinated, predicated upon the former, by the impending date of November 4, 2020; for the circus shall truly come to town. I wonder what that day will look like. No one knows, but I can say, with great certainty, there will be clowns, tears and a whole lot of fears. Let us look into our crystal ball, shall we?

It is the morning of November 4, 2020 in the United States, and one of three things has happened. Trump has been re-elected; a likely manifestation that will bring tears aplenty. Trump has been defeated; an unlikely manifestation that will bring fears aplenty. Lastly, the election is "contested"" the Russians have meddled, the Chinese have meddled, the voting machines were insecure and/or hacked, the Supreme Court gets involved and the clowns really strut their stuff.

Uh oh.

I've said it in previous columns and I'll say it again: the United States is going to experience things in the days to come that will shock the conscience of even the most immoral of human beings. I first made that statement in June; domestic events, in the month of August substantiate my assertion, let alone deteriorating international relations. And you ain't seen nothing, yet. Trump's Gevalt campaign is just getting revved up in a society with 400 million guns.

"Those who can make you believe in absurdities, can make you commit atrocities"- Voltaire

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Of course this is a very dangerous situation. It is hard to invoke Michael Jackson and say "This Is It" when it comes to thinking about when the United States is going to absolutely collapse. Because it has been on the verge of collapse for quite some time so when is the ultimate breaking point? Maybe once it does collapse, things will get better, an evolution will come about. However, I am not counting on it and I know that troubling times are ahead. Even more troubling than present affairs.

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Like a Phoenix from the ashes...one can only hope.

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Very well written essay sir. I too predicted a Trump win and was laughed at heartily by my co-workers. Trump is the epitome of the ugly American, an embarrassing boil on the wretched ass called America. Your comparison to a SBD is spot on. Both my sister and mother are those 'Trump Effect" voters you cited, and both were so ashamed after. A buyers remorse of a sort.


I think a shooting war with a major power may lead to Trump declaring Marshall Law and not leaving office regardless of the election outcome.


I hope you are wrong about the turmoil that may befall the US in the coming days although it would be mostly deserved, at least Alabama was spared the wrath of Dorian... for now. Keep up the good work, I truly enjoy reading your essays and commenting on them even if I come across as a real d*ckhead sometimes. Thanks

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The Deep Fake issue is also at play. Unpleasant though it may be to some, for whatever reason, people had better start getting a grip on a Trump second term. He will not only have control of all three branches of government, he will be LAME (no joke). Ergo, he will run amok in ways that "no one has ever seen before".

There is no winning here, there are only degrees of losing.

I appreciate everyone's comments.

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I agree with Rohn 100%. In fact in Feb of 2017 I wrote an article : Trump is Not America's Real Problem. Well, people can read if for themselves, but the first two sentences are:

"Trump is the dictator that America was waiting for after 16 years of concentrating unconstitutional powers by President George W Bush and President Barack Obama. It would be naive to think that the US suddenly became fascist in two weeks! It took years to condition the American public to fascism."

Rohn's message hits a nail that I didn't. The reason that liberals hate Trump is because he IS the face of America. Liberals just can't come to grips with that and still live in the fantasy that "only if we elect the right president it will M.A.G.A---interesting how liberals have the same slogan as Trump!

So obviously I do not consider myself a liberal. In fact I have a low opinion of them. They are infected with a mutation of the same virus as Trump supporters. What are needed are radical leftists. There are a few around, but not nearly enough.

I like metaphors. The classic novel by Oscar Wilde, and Hollywood version of The Picture of Dorian Gray works for me. Trump is the portrait of the USA. Like Dorian, liberals hate what the portrait has become and they cannot bear to look at it. We must look at it long and hard, and recognize it for what it is.


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When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.

For it isn't your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.

He's the fellow to please never mind all the rest
For he's with you, clear to the end
And you've passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the man in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you've cheated the man in the glass.

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Trump's base is solid as a rock; the democrats are fractured at best. Not only will the "Trump Effect" that I mentioned be a significant dynamic, a lot of folks that may have voted democrat are so despondent with the party they are not going to participate. Additionally, there will be all manner of technological subterfuge. A very sad state of affairs destined to get quantitatively worse. Frankly, I think cosmic inertia has taken over in the U.S.'s downward spiral and it can not be stopped.

This country needs an enema.

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I like your use of the Deutsch word gewalt to describe Trump's campaign, meaning "violent". Maybe I'm reading too much into it but the similar word in Yiddish/Hebrew is gvalt (borrowed from old Deutsch) meaning "force", has me thinking of all the Zionists with which Trump has surrounded himself. The people pulling Trumps marionette strings don't give a hairy rats ass about the welfare of anyone but themselves as they eye Palestine while waiting for Armageddon and the rapture. Their ideology makes me stomach churn. Their destruction on a grand scale is much desired. Thanks

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The comments by readers are interesting, but what screams volumes is those that don't want to comment.

Rohn is giving us mostly white readers on a progressive website a chance to have an honest conversation about race. I though liberals said that is what they wanted when they elected Obama. Well, according to Obama's own words he stopped being black when he became a senator:

"There are very few African American men who haven't had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me -- at least before I was a senator." (emphasis added)

So we couldn't have that conversation with Obama because he became white after he became a Senator. And he just kept on getting whiter and whiter---except when he needed the black vote.

I imagine many even avoid reading Rohn because they just see him as another angry damn n-work. Well, if that is the case then he is telling us the reasons he is angry. And he is being undeniably honest to our white faces.

Is it the honesty that people don't want to look at? Just like they don't want to see that Trump is the Dorian Gray portrait of 'America'.

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Well Dave, I appreciate your candor and honesty as I always have. Since I believe that such personal integrity must be reciprocated between gentlemen, let me do so by telling you that no Black Person in America has ever won the affections of white folks by telling them the truth about themselves and what they have done to them. Matter of fact, they either end up dead or discredited. White man and woman have had the same playbook for 400 years and always speak with forked tongue. "The revolution will not be televised" the revolution occurs when you change your mind. That is true for both Black people in America and white "Americans". The Black man and woman has to change their minds in order to change the white man's; and you ain't changing white folks minds by singing to them and marching. I'll leave it at that.

I am fully aware that the readership here is 98% white; most living in gated communities talking that liberal caca. Nancy Pelosi's home looks like an armed camp. Not one of the bastards that will be on that stage Thursday during the democratic debate live near any of the people they claim to have empathy for; especially Black people and I'm willing to bet that same phenomenon exists within the readership here. You must know that I am aware of journalistic and editorial racism and apartheid. I encounter it every day.

I, indeed, have an agenda by publishing here. And though I will not fully disclose it I will tell you it is not the conversion of people that I am fully aware can not be converted. If anything they are confirmations of what I already know. I simply want the reader, whatever their flavor, to be aware that there are Black People in America that have the intellectual armament to respond to their trite tropes. The rest of my agenda shall remain a secret.

As far as "angry" goes, that is another ancient white boy tactic. If I come into your home, drag away your family, take your flatscreen television, kill your dog and rape your kids, would you be angry? Tell me what you would do to me. I don't know how smart or dumb the readers here are but it is the very essence of White Supremacy to expect the Black Person in America to not be angry; as you are expecting something of her that you expect from no other. And you clearly lack the character to endure such treatment yourselves without exhibiting the most violent of anger; history is replete with examples of the white man's incredible capacity for violence. In fact, that is how he "accomplishes" everything, even when unprovoked. So for the record, know that as far as I am concerned Black People in America are not angry enough; if they were things would be different.

Strategically speaking, my experience with white people (which is extensive) is that the white man operates on offense. I know we have discussed this before and you know the DOD is actually the Department of Offense. I'll take your oil, I'll bomb your babies, I'll shoot your Black ass, I'll take this land and kill the real "Americans", I'll nuke your civilians...I'll lynch you nigga! However, I have noticed that white man does not do so well when on defense. As long as he is throwing the blows he's in his element, but thump back on his ass and you get something a little different. My dad was a Weaponless Defense drill instructor in the USMC and very early in my life he brought me a pair of Everlast boxing gloves. He got two pair; the other pair was his. Let me shorten a long story and tell you that I learned the value of both defense and offense. Correspondingly, I know how to both land and slip punches. So the little snowflake liberals can get upset all they want, as well as their Black sycophants; I will continue to bludgeon this country with the truth and the facts that support it for my mission comes from God.

Stay tuned for Wolves and Foxes; where I examine white liberalism with even more incisive truth.

Everybody in the United States needs to stop lying.

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I have said many times before that the realities and consequences of 400 years of maltreatment of Black people in America is very difficult for both Black and White people to deal with. Without even knowing it most people, especially Black people, allow for the media and politicians to dictate how this is supposed to be dealt with. And it is never dealt with in a meaningful way. You ask Kamala Harris about reparations and that means that we are dealing with racism, facing it head on? I wish this were a joke, but it is not. Mr. Pear points out the vast majority of White people who do not comment, because that means they would have to acknowledge what is being presented in some way, shape, or form. And they can not do that. Yes Mr. Kenyatta everything in the United States is based on a lie or, an exaggeration of the truth... as well as denial. I know that if you deny something, you can never fix it. Let's forget about fixing it. If you continue to deny reality, you will soon self destruct. It does not matter how you attempt to cope or how many drugs you take or how much you make yourself care about Kim Kardashian to escape your reality. Reality is still there. Take Vincent Van Gogh. Absolutely brilliant. One of the most celebrated artists of all time. However, no matter how much art he created or yellow paint he ate to try and make himself forget about his reality, it was temporal. And he ultimately self-destructed and killed himself. The United States is going to self destruct because its citizens are going to.

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Second paragraph, first sentence of the article answers your, albeit rhetorical, question, Dave.

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