Thursday, January 7, 2021


The last days of this criminal administration come out of a Bertold Brecht playbook. Trump's harangue to his ragtag base boomeranged. Washington, DC survived a replay of 1812 but the president did not get his "Brumaire". He lies wounded because of the self-inflicted curse of his own lies and vulgarities. He still gets his mob but he lost every chance of respect and redemption.

The storming of the Capitol will haunt Trump and his GOP sycophants forever. The unholy coalition of crazies and their surrogates was a reality show that even some Trumpers could no longer swallow. Half of the country discovered suddenly the enormity of the damage Trump had unleashed since the early days of his "coup".

One can only feel contempt for the half-baked opinions of some "well meaning" moderates who thought they had to give Trump a chance and that America needed a shock. Well, they got it now and feel contrite. One does not play Russian roulette with psychopaths (under "Russian" radar).

The base might go under cover but Biden will receive little goodwill from a GOP that is set for a recovery tour (if at all feasible). The Democrats will have to deal with their own serious generational divisions. 

America might have relinquished for an unforeseeable time its status as the only undisputed superpower.  Russia, China, India  may no longer leave the first tier to the US and start to act as equals, if not rivals. President Biden's expected romance with Europe is more a renewed affair between aging "have beens" than a strategic plus for the two sides.

Trump lacks intellect and any ounce of historical fabric. His ego fills every space in his persona.  Hence, the learning curve or room for empathy or creativity was never occupied. His family and entourage are the manequins seen in Bergdorf's windows, dressed up and tone deaf. A sad lot going into the Gulf ?

People count the days until the Biden inauguration, but there is still enough time for bad tidings to come.

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