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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Trump: The Destroyer of Worlds


From The Z Blog:
Both parties wanted to see Clinton win. The Republicans, at least the leadership, liked the setup under Obama. They got to pose as rock-ribbed conservatives fighting Obama, without ever having to do anything. Democrats liked that Obama was just issuing executive orders and bypassing the parliamentary process. 
The Washington ecosystem was at equilibrium as long as everyone on both sides played their part. The proof of this is the fact that the GOP has no plans ready for the 2017 legislative session. They have been talking for years about ObamaCare and now we know they never planned to do anything. The same is true of taxes, which is the one thing Republicans like doing. 
They have no plans for anything, not even something symbolic. They not only have no plans, they are still staggering around in shock, not sure what they should be doing. 
Suddenly nothing makes sense to the people inside the bubble and they are scared. In a world where the rules no longer apply, it quickly becomes every man for himself and that’s what is happening in Washington right now. 
The Left accusing Trump of colluding with the Russians is not just a reckless political attack. It’s war on the very system of governance. It’s the sort of thing that goes on when the political system is breaking down. 
Trump’s charge that Obama was spying on his campaign makes perfect sense in light of what see happening. 
The evidence of some sort of Nixonian skulduggery is pretty strong. 
Of course, in a world where the scrupulous following of protocol is essential to maintaining the status quo, a break down in the rules puts everyone at risk. That seems to be Trump’s game here with the spying charges. The establishment has tossed out the rules in their effort to attack him, so he is threatening to further bust up the system, which works to his favor and to their disadvantage. it’s a foolish game the Left has decided to play as they have much more to lose in a world without rules. 
There’s another aspect to this. Trump has fewer skeletons in his closet than any president in generations. In Washington, that makes him a very dangerous man. 
All of these guys have shady deals in their closet. All of them bend the rules to reward themselves and their associates. No one says anything about it because everyone is dirty. Washington is a lot like a corrupt police precinct, where everyone is on the take so no one dares rat on anyone else. 
Trump’s life is an open book so he does not have to play along. That’s probably why he went nuclear over the weekend. He’s looking around at a city full of crooked politicians calling for investigations so he is turning the table and threatening to open the investigation up to everything. 
Imagine Trump coming out and asking for a special prosecutor to look into Obama, Clinton, the IRS people, the DOJ and maybe even the FBI itself. There’s a lot of people in Washington with a lot to hide and Trump certainly knows it, which is why he is going on the attack over the tapping of his offices. 
A long time ago I pointed out that Trump was The Mule, the character from the Asimov novels. Trump is the destroyer of worlds, not because he has some grand vision of the future and wants to plow under the existing order to make room for his utopia. He is the destroyer because the old order can only exist if Trump does not exist. His rise to the White House is the nullification of the established order. It’s why Washington is going for total war to destroy him. They see it is a matter of survival. 
It’s probably too late. The Mule has arrived.
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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mule. It's been decades since I read that one. Sounds like a good analogy.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 10:03:00 am  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Excellent... the MULE, out of bounds, out of statistics, out of concept

Forgot him

Hari Seldon would be proud of the analogy

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 11:18:00 am  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

A few choice points from the body of this blog post;

Both parties wanted to see Clinton win.

and

The Washington ecosystem was at equilibrium as long as everyone on both sides played their part.

and

Trump has fewer skeletons in his closet than any president in generations. In Washington, that makes him a very dangerous man.

Trump has a helluva swamp to drain!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 11:24:00 am  

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