- Sep 3, 2004
- drifting arround
the thing is, while the donald isnt a direct product (he's more of an accidental consequence) of a long running attempt to direct public opinion (or a segment thereof) towards acceptance of a set of values antethical to the interests of the majority of Americans, his spectacular failure will not set that programme of work back - indeed with pence in place the approach will be colder and driven by a more consistent purer ideology.I suppose I'm mainly interested in what's going on in people's heads away from here. Not necessarily any one event.
It seems to me that for instance with the Brexit stuff Ireland is staying fairly removed and watching England screw things up quite badly, saying things here and there but waiting for the axe to fall pretty much.
And maybe that's the same with what's going on here: tired of listening to the bullshit, waiting for an outcome. Mostly this is what I'm seeing above.
I have this feeling that the situation right now is different and something historic is going on, an actual big deal as opposed to blow jobs and break-ins.
Like this point is the dividing point, either the US (continues) to irretrievably fall into a kleptocracy run by autocrats, or it takes a significant step back. That we're just on the edge of a historic point.
Whether or not you think the US is a haven and breeding ground of spoilt racist cunts or the land of the free or something in between; it does matter.
And that now the place will change fundamentally, either it doesn't prosecute a criminal leadership and the pretense of not being a kleptocracy carries on full gas, or it does. Like, can they half measure it? Can they pull an Obama and say let's just make a compromise here and pretend things are fine?
I feel like they can't, that this is different. But I'm not in a good position to be able to tell.
I think most of you don't, so I'll relax about it maybe.
I'm not sure what the break point would be that would turn 30-40% of American opinion against the ideals of the capitalist libertarians/tea party/god botherer set at this stage.