I noticed with a modicum of alarm that there are now more than five thousand missives posted on this blog. What a humongous waste of time that's been!
But it's been therapeutic for me, at some level...
Take this post on the gangster state of Montenegro from three years ago.
Three years on, Montenegro is now a fully made member of the NATO gang. How is that even possible?
Well, dear reader, the most implausible possibilities have come to pass.
Donald Trump is the president of the United States of America. How the fuck did that happen?
It's hard to know what to say...
My favourite "leftish" web-site, Counterpunch, has of late been inundated with anti-fascist screeds extolling the virtues of beating up fascists in the streets.
Who is a fascist?
Apparently it's anyone who looks like they might have voted for Trump. It's OK to beat those folks up, whether they voted for Trump or not, because after all, if well-meaning folks had beat down more proto-fascists in the streets of Berlin in the 1920's, Hitler would never have happened.
This is a narrative wholly ignorant of the street violence of 1920's Germany. Violence inevitably begets more violence. The parties most amenable to maximum violence will prevail in the end. And then what?
And then fascism, that's what.
This man, Trump, was at one time the toast of the Professional Black Activist class in America. Your google key can find you all sorts of smarmy liberal feel-good celebrations featuring Trump and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
Today Trump is deemed the embodiment of White Supremacist ideology in America. He's brought fascism to the USA.
America went fascist long before Trump. One could argue that America was already there by the time Ike made his famous speech warning of the dangers of the military-industrial complex.
Maybe Harvey and Irma will help Americans figure out who they really are...