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This Will Not End Well


Reposted from SocioPentothal: A last haven of truth
Original posting 1/8/2017

Everybody's got a bomb,
We could all die any day
But before I'll let that happen,
I'll dance my life away

- Prince, 1999

The new millennium was saddled with many theories as to how it would begin. Most of those theories claimed that the year 2000 would be the beginning of the end, if not the end. The end of life. The end of civilization. The end of the world. Fortunately, and unfortunately, none of those theories would materialize. The Y2K bug bugged out, and 2000 began as 1999 had ended. Uneventful. Uninteresting. Just another year gone by. Seventeen years later, the year 2017 has arrived to the very real and thundering sound of blazing guns on the deck of a nationalist, fascistic, imperialistic dreadnought. The smell of war hangs thick in the air on the fresh gunpowder smoke of Trumpism. It’s Trumpism now that threatens the world stage with imminent destruction at the hands of its narcissistic, lying, cheating despot, and his merry band of tyrannical robber baron’s. This will not end well. Y2K would have been so much easier.

Buyer’s Remorse

Social Security. Medicare. Obamacare. Planned Parenthood. These are just a few of the issues that are now being threatened by Trump and his GOP brown-shirts. The “Swamp” that Trump promised to drain has been stocked with corporate SS (super sharks) ready to devour these programs that many people, who voted for Trump, use and badly need. Meanwhile, the brown-shirts of the GOP majority Congress, are still trying to decide if they’re more afraid of the electorate, or Der Pumpkin Führer. Some Trumpettes (Der Pumpkin Führer voters) are slowly coming back to reality over these programs and are having a hard time holding their right arms high enough to appease the Reich. Buyer’s remorse?

This will not end well.

Check it at The Door

A recent poll by Center for American Progress Action Fund found that 56-61% of Trump voters want the Democrats to be a “check and balance” on Der Pumpkin Führer. After all the demonizing of liberals, independents, LGBT’s, and anyone else who disagrees with them? They want the Democrats to keep Der Pumpkin Führer and the SS in check? After threats of violence and civil unrest the Trumpettes want the rest of us to contain any of the Füh·rer’s indiscretions? Nope. They need to own it, reap what they’ve sown:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” - Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

This will not end well.

The Palace Guard

What do Trump’s private security and the Secret Service have in common with each other besides being associated with Der Pumpkin Führer? Nothing really. Der Pumpkin Führer’s private security reflects his distrust of government… The very government he plans on conquering and commanding. The Secret Service is charged with protecting the President of the United States, risking their lives to ensure that POTUS is kept safe at all times, no matter what party the President belongs to, or the ideological bent of his or her political philosophy.

Der Pumpkin Führer has no rational reason to fear the personal protection of the Secret Service. Perhaps the word “rational” isn’t appropriate in this context? Could it be that Der Pumpkin Führer knows just how badly he’s despised by the POPULAR MAJORITY of the electorate? “I’ll be GREAT for America! So, just sit down, shut up… Guards! Guards!”

This will not end well.

Bad Influences

Der Pumpkin Führer is going to be da boss. Mafia reference aside, there are bad bosses. And according to at the University of Manchester’s Business School, bad bosses are bad for your health and reputation.

Lead researcher Abigail Phillips said:

“Overall the picture is clear leaders high in dark traits can be bad news for organisations (sic). Those high in psychopathy and narcissism have a strong desire for power and often lack empathy. This toxic combination can result in these individuals taking advantage of others, taking credit for their work, being overly critical, and generally behaving aggressively. In other words, leaders high in psychopathy and narcissism are more likely to be bullies.

Workplace bullying is obviously unpleasant for the target but also creates a toxic working environment for all involved. In short, bad bosses, those high in psychopathy and narcissism, have unhappy and dissatisfied employees who seek to ‘get their own back’ on the company.”

Hmmmm… “…‘get their own back’ on the company”? Sounds so much like the makings of a Greek tragedy.

This will not end well.

This Will Not End Well

I’m reminded of a story I heard quite a few years ago… After a rash of deadly car accidents, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety asked volunteer Oklahoma drivers for permission to install audio recording devices in their cars. Officials wanted to know what was being said in the brief moments before each accident. They were hoping the recordings could shed some light on the causes. After several months, more accidents, and finally some analysis of the recordings, officials announced their findings by playing back the recordings for the public. What was heard was nothing short of astounding. In every single instance, some variation of the following was said…

“Hey! Hold my beer and watch this!”

America has the recording of the moments before this pending crash. Yep. And this will not end well.

It’s time to party like it’s 1999… and long for Y2K.

(Reposted from SocioPentothal: A last haven of truth. Original posting 1/8/2017)

Ronald Bruce Meyer

Our Fearless Leader.

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