That’s the bad thing about constant chaos—it destroys your sense of normalcy.
When illusions shatter like fine crystal smashed against stone, what remains is the reality of hand-cutting, glass shards left to gather; and that seems to be what we are doing most of the time now—constantly collecting the broken pieces of established Presidential protocols.
Critical mass was reached last week in the continuing saga of our Democracy under siege by a self-proclaimed “change-agent” who admires dictators.
The Acting US Attorney General assigned a Special Prosecutor to take over the Trump Campaign/Russian Interference investigations because Congress couldn’t be trusted to not be politically influenced in finding the TRUTH, no matter the consequences; PLUS the President himself was directly interfering in the investigation—particularly by firing the FBI Director who had been leading it. (And then moronically admitting it on national television that it was indeed what he had done.)
However even chaos has its own system of dissolution and realignment. In Literary Criticism, which is “the study, evaluations and interpretation of Literature” (Wikipedia), that system of dissolution and realignment is called Deconstruction.
The effect of Deconstruction is like tearing apart a house just to see what it was made of—meaning you deconstruct it board by board until you have reached the ground on which it once stood. You may ultimately find your answer to the “what’s it made of?” question but you will unfortunately no longer have a structure to shield you from the harsher elements of life.
It would seem that is what is happening to our Democracy at present—Deconstruction. It is being tested by an unscrupulous agent of CHAOS—even in his own mind—who is attempting to deconstruct our Constitution and three levels of governance in favor of his single-ruler, autocratic aspirations.
Dare to cross him? His signature television quote “YOU’RE FIRED” would be his immediate response to you.
The gut-churning question for many of us was: How long would his autocratic governing tendencies be permitted to continue without congress or the judicial system stepping in to stop him?
Well, two days ago a counter shot was fired across Trump’s bow to bring TRUTH and FAIRNESS back to the investigatory process. Perhaps a few congress-people awoke to the fact that without restraints on his attempts to seize more power, there could be public revolts that might affect their own congressional lives. Self-survival seems to be the one thing that they DO understand and will defend.
Impeachment is a common subject for discussion now on news shows, as is the increased mention of Amendment 25 that I posted previously.
We don’t know where this all will lead. I know I have my preferences, but I will be content to see genuine justice served with fair hearings and investigations into abuses and criminal behaviors of all involved parties, no matter who they might be.
Who knows, perhaps in the near or distant future he himself will hear those words he made so famous on his pseudo-reality TV show: “YOU’RE FIRED!”
I hope so, because this isn’t HIS “pseudo-reality” that the rest of us are living.