Newsletter July 17, 2018

The highly entertaining hysteria about the Trump/Putin meeting beats watching Hillary Clinton drowing in a septic tank any day.

The far right, personified by the Neo-Cons, the gun-loving and pot-bellied Farmer Johns, personified by the NRA, the shrinking number of believers in a fictional Jesus and his imminent return, personified by the Pat Robertson Institute, are shrieking with rage at what they claim is a betrayal by a Trump they hoped would carry America in all its tattered glory back to the Middle Ages.

And in order to justify the enormous amounts of tax-payer’s dollars needed for the maintenance of a huge military establishment, it is necessary to have an enemy to justify the lootings.

Japan, Germany and later, Russia were once such a perceived enemies but the current Russian state clearly has no intentions of invading Poland, Norway or Seattle.

Any repudiation of the media-hyped purported enemy, in this case Vladimir Putin’s Russia, means a loss of money and influence for the American economic and political oligarchy, hence the howls of animal rage from those who seek to profit by a manufactured need to defend against a non-existent enemy.

Why not invent a new enemy?

Perhaps ‘Militant Invading Polar Bears’?

They could be accused of invading Alaska and eating virgins.

Then the military could demand, and get, Congressional approval for Anti-Bear guns at $2,000,000 per item and the US Army could also demand that Canada allow it to set up billion dollar anti-Bear bases in the northern reaches of that country, and the DHS could get more Congressional approval to shoot small children carrying stuffed bears.

Then the media could assure the taxpayers that great progress was being made to stem the Polar Bear Invasion if only whatever political party is in power be allowed to continue to Protect America from Her Vicious, Satanic (read non-Christian here) Enemies.