50 days in. The United States is a far different and sadder place than it was on January 19. America is now run more like an organized crime syndicate than a proper country — and no one seems to have a clue as to what to do to reverse the devastation, or any power to stop him. Trump could murder someone and he’d get away with it. He’d just find a way to blame Obama and he’d be believed — the same way he’s taking credit for the “job growth” which actually began on Obama’s watch, not Trump’s.
We are no longer a democracy, we are a third world country run by a lying, corrupt dictator and his minions. We need a new name. The United States of Russia, perhaps?
If Paul Ryan’s horrific “replacement” for the ACA goes through (and it probably will, since no one seems to have any power to stop any of them), expect more crime (the sick poor will have to commit serious crimes in order to receive healthcare in the prison system), more suicides (by newly uninsured people who develop a life threatening illness), and possibly rioting and even civil war. “Just let them die” seems to be what Ryan wants for the “nonproducers.” Unfortunately, I’ll be one of the 15-20 million who will lose their insurance if this bill passes. At my age, that is terrifying. It’s also extremely unsettling the way this disaster of a replacement is being jammed down our throats without even giving us time to process what is happening.
Medicare and social security are next. Expect any environmental protections, public education, and unemployment benefits to go too. Expect more police and more laws (against the little people, not the rich and powerful) and no more freedom. Expect depression, despair, and terror on a level that would make the Great Depression look like a warmup. Causing mass human suffering for their own enrichment is the Trump administration’s idea of “making America great again.”
We were lied to, and people still believe the lies, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that this presidency is a massive bait and switch.
We are told to just “get over it” and “stop being sore losers.” I could go on and on about this evil and corrupt administration and the many ways it’s gutting our democracy and thumbing its nose contemptuously at the Constitution.
I can’t deal with this anymore. I wish I could pack my bags and just leave. I have no idea how much worse things are going to get.