No matter where Dear One walks, he stands in mud and mire and grime. It follows him, it follows his cabinet, it follows nearly everyone to whom he offers his hand in those too often seen photo-ops of “friendship.”
We used to think that dirt and filth and dishonesty just colored the Americans with whom he hung out. We were wrong.
He has single-handedly brought to bay – as each day a different population is exposed to him – Mexican teenagers, Central American parents and children, Theresa May, national leaders in central Europe, American men and women of good will on any side of a partisan line, Angela Merkel. It matters not. He reaches out; the virus is transferred. We watch horrified as what made the United States a haven for refugees, a laboratory for growth and freedom explodes before us.
There is this to say. In addition to poisoning the air we breathe, the water we drink, the trade we struggle to increase, the very sea water that surrounds our shores, Dear One has exposed what’s under the rocks on which our country is founded. What we had taught ourselves to believe – the honesty, the hard work, the sense of all for one – is revealed to be as corrupt as the governments, the parliaments, the research laboratories of any other nation about which we read. We convinced ourselves we were ranked Number One in the civilized nations of the world. It turns out we rank halfway down the slide, i.e. just like others of whom we had criticized and made fun of for years.
A new idea has invaded our mind. If Theresa May and Angela Merkel were MEN, would DEAR ONE treat them so badly? Women mucking about in what Dear One clearly thinks is his sandbox…his and Putin’s and Xi’s.
As a MAN, the Donald feels perfectly free to belittle the two female leaders of a confused European scene. He told The Sun he had a simple solution to Brexit and he had shared this amazing wisdom with May but she chose to disregard his advice. How just like a woman! You can imagine the har-har’s shared between Donny and Vlad next week.
Realistically, international experts all agree there is room for improvement in NATO – as there is in the United Nations. Governments with Borders and Refugees on both sides of the Atlantic who may once have been sympathetic to the conditions of hundreds of thousands of immigrants fleeing for their lives, their livelihoods, their beliefs acted initially out of sympathy and humanitarianism. The waves of the needy overcame the genuine good feelings of nations trying to help resettle them. They simply were too much for the “natives,” and with them we have some sympathy, too.
But enough is enough. If the Donald is the “grenade launcher” (for the world’s benefit), let him throw himself atop the device to save the Western World rather than stand nearby watching it explode. One of the things we’ve learned in these past weeks is that our government does many things of which we are (1) not aware and (2) of which we would not approve had we known. The thousands of immigrants missing and separated from their family members on both sides of our Mexican border – the fact the even our own Government admits it’s unlikely that families will ever be completely and happily reunited – on either side of the border – demonstrates (although we didn’t need the show) that this administration is incompetent, acting on whims and why-nots, expecting no one to stand up to clear a throat and call it to account. The administration ignores court orders at will. Congress gives it a pass, to save its own ass.