I haven’t talked about politics in a while, but recent news just makes me smile. 

After flying back to Florida from New York on Tuesday, where he had been arrested and charged with 34 felony counts, the twice impeached and disgraced former president said, “I never thought anything like this could happen in America.” My response: neither did anyone else. The majority of Americans never expected a minority of Americans would elect a fascist wannabe, “billionaire,” reality television personality who ran on his “genius” as a businessman even after having most of his businesses go bankrupt because of his ineffectual business acumen. Who could have foreseen that in 2016, the Electoral College would elect a vindictive, racist, sexist, fascist, failed businessman as President? I know there are times in American history when that was desired by a minority of citizens (1930s or 1960s, to name two decades), but it had never happened. Those candidates failed. 

His speech Tuesday night was filled with lies and misdirection, just like most of his speeches. You can read CNN’s fact check on their website. Sometimes, he just used the wrong words, as in the case when he said, “This is a persecution, not an investigation.” I think he’s confused. It’s a prosecution, not persecution. Besides, the investigation is over, and the charges have been brought. I hope in the end, he will be wearing an orange jumpsuit that will match his fake tanned skin color. I hope justice will prevail. Honestly, I’m not sure it will, but this is not the end of the charges against him.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

7 responses to “Arraigned

  • britt69isme

    I want to see him in a prison uniform but I worry somehow he’ll wiggle out of it. His blinded followers are certainly worrisome.

    • Joe

      That’s my fear too, but this country has defeated his kind before. Mob violence, fascism, totalitarianism, slavery, etc. They are all evils that will get their comeuppance. He may not go to prison, but I feel sure he will be a broken man when this is over and he’ll realize that he’s always been a loser and always will be.

      Sorry to sort of wax poetically, but I just finished watching the latest episode of Picard, and Star Trek always gives me hope.

  • Steve

    Priceless! I’ve been waiting and knew your reflections would bring a smile to my face. I see you found the perfect young smile to go along with it. Watch out for this guy. I see a twinkle in his eye and I like it! 😏

  • Mike woodlief

    Sorry I have to leave you. Politics I can do without

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