Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What's a Little Mass Murder Among Friends?

That's former General John Kelly face palming himself out of frustration as President Trump delivers the single most shocking thing he's said since probably yesterday:

In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday morning, President Trump said that if “forced to defend itself or our allies,” the United States “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”

Using his new, Elton John–themed nickname for Kim Jong-un, Trump said that “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.”

"Totally destroy North Korea."

That should resonate with sane people everywhere. I know it won't register with Trump's base as anything more than yelling "America, Fuck Yeah" into a stiff wind. In the world of diplomacy and foreign relations, this is just Trump saying something to get people to not notice that his former campaign chief is going to be indicted and charged with serious crimes. No one takes him seriously. Except, of course, when the bombs start falling. Then, and only then, will all those people who laughed at Trump or voted for Jill Stein or didn't bother to fucking vote get it. They'll get it, alright.

I don't have blood on my hands. I'm sure you don't have blood on your hands. But we're all going to have a chance to see blood, and soon.

Today happened because people like General Kelly failed. Today happened because there is no check on the president's power by the U.S. Congress. Today happened because of a moral failure not seen in my lifetime. Yeah, there have been bad times. A verifiable maniac threatened to "totally destroy" a nation here on Earth. Oh, is this the new normal? 

Not impressed, sorry.

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