Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Welcome To The Mosh Pit

Have you ever jumped into a mosh pit. No? Maybe? Hmmm. Can you tell a mosh pit when you see one?
Anthony Scaramucci couldn't. He sold his business, his wife divorced him, he missed the birth of his child, he disgraced himself internationally and he was fired in all of 10 days. Bang - head crack - bang - legs broken - bang thrown under the bus.
That's because a mosh pit is not defined by what it looks like. It is defined by how the people in it behave. Andrew Jackson, Trump's favorite pres, turned the White House into a mosh pit.
Trump, not to be outdone, has turned the White House into an even worse mosh pit - a bigly, bigly, really bigly mosh pit. Trump's mosh pit can eat you up and spit you out even before you actually start your job. Remember Chris Christie?
It can eat you up after months of loyal service. It can eat you up even if you were the very first U.S. Senator to support Donny. It can eat you up even if you are Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General who recused himself in regards to the Russia investigations.
The White House is now our official, national mosh pit. In the White House, Donald Trump is the most powerful actor. You don't want to bang heads with Donny. Donny has a really hard head. He's our Bonehead-In-Chief. In the Trump White House, the deck is stacked against you. It's like a casino with rigged roulette wheels and marked cards and knuckle dragging bouncers. 
If you jump into a mosh pit, you better know who's who and what's what. There are other mosh pits out there that are a lot more accessible than the White House. There are mosh pits where all are welcome without an invitation. There are mosh pits that are free.
The free mosh pits can be confusing. You can get lost easily and find yourself being bashed and banged by people pretending to be your mom and dad. No shit - people steal other people's identities. You think you're communicating with Aunt Tilly and all the while your computer is being hacked and your identity is being stolen and your information is being sold on the internet.
War zones are the biggest mosh pits of all time. They have been at the top of the mosh pit charts every year since our species has become civilized. The United States came out of the Revolutionary War. It survived the Civil War. It rose to dominance on the international stage as a result of World Wars I and II.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander during WWII. After the war he was elected President of the United States. He knew about mosh pits. He was a model of integrity. He accepted responsibility for everything he did. He honored his Oath of Office.
Make no mistake about it, we are in mosh pits. We are in mosh pits than contain other mosh pits that contain other mosh pits.
Our political process has become a never ending series of mosh pits - campaigns, rallies, debates, elections, demonstrations, hearings.
Our founding fathers created a structure - the Constitution - that defined a government with co-equal branches to provide a system of checks and balances to prevent tyranny.
Now, after over 200 years, we have actually elected a usurper as our president. He has aligned himself with our most deadly enemy . He is a ruthless opportunist, he regards himself as above the law and, for him, everybody is expendable.

Welcome to the mosh pit - smack, crack, wham, bam, thank you mam. Don't get too attached to anything - not your health insurance - not your way of life - not your ability to afford education - not nothin' - ain't nothin' sacred no mo'.
Holy Moly!

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