Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Haunting of Hillary House

I debated naming this essay "President Donald Trump" because right now that's where we are headed.  And this may be my only political essay of the year.

And I really don't have anything to say about Hillary other than she manages to make herself pretty scary without even trying.

Well, I could mention The Haunting, the 1963 film that scared the piss out of me when I was a kid. (Wow, who'd have thought that acting, music, and cinematic atmospherics could beat the living shit out of special effects, but it can). Hillary reminds of that house. She's got demons in her, and I hate to think what she does to Bill behind closed doors (not that he doesn't deserve it).

Okay, I'll tell you one alleged story I heard third-hand and so can only call apocryphal (hope this covers me legally, and if not, I'll say YOU wrote this). A friend of a friend was working for a hospital board that Hillary was on. He arrived early to the meeting, needed to arrange his notes, and so spread them out on the table to work. Hillary arrived, and told him that chairs at the table were for Board Members Only, and he would have to take a seat in one of the chairs up against the wall. No hello. No hi who are you, my name is Hillary, who are you? Just full-on immediate officious little bitch. The guy has hated her ever since.

But what we have to look forward to - so far - is President Donald Trump. If Republicans are upset about this, they have only themselves to blame. This is what happens when you scare white people too frequently. Matt Taibbi has an excellent article in Rolling Stone on Trump and our current sick reality show known as American politics. I recommend reading it at least for the laughs.
"(Cruz)'s against everything all at once. Welfare! Corporations! Special Interests! Government! The Establishment! He's that escort who'll be into whatever you want, for an hour".
Taibbi gets a lot right in this analysis. The American Empire is revealed to be just a big high school. Many view Trump as the senior class bully, or BMOC, pretty much the same. We have to be careful here, though. If you are going to be a bully and are humorless, then you're just a goon, and everyone is afraid of you. You have to be funny, and occasionally appear to be merciful, in order to be an effective popular bully. Trump is a funny guy. Trump knows reality TV. Trump understands that a TV Tard Nation deserves a TV Tard President, and he can deliver on that.

At this stage, now probably our 139th year of empire (our nation has always had aspirations, because we are England v2.0, or Rome v5.3, but I'm guessing the empire started with the end of Reconstruction, and the closing of the frontier around 1877), is it any surprise that we have the politics we have?

We had our Julius Caesar in Dallas 1963, so maybe it's time for Caligula.


  1. I've said it before...who needs enemies from the outside. We are doing a fine job of destroying this country all by ourselves.

  2. and, yah, The Haunting scared the bejeesus out of me too. In fact it remains one of the scariest movies I have ever seen. I tried to describe it to two of my teen granddaughters and they just looked at me like...whatever Granny. I guess you had to be there.