This picture as the old saying goes, says a thousand words & poignantly expresses what the humans among us feel. Yes, I am inferring that Trump believers are sub-human because they have no compassion for anyone outside their insane asylum.
Many of us senior citizens, myself included, fear a horrific end of our lives like this picture suggests i.e. to not be able to touch, kiss, or hug our loved ones as we lay dying in intensive care. And we now have the additional worry of perhaps not even having a bed available in the I.C.U.
And even sadder is the fact that this is a very rare doctor because his holding a fellow human being even with all this protective equipment on is the exception, not the rule. Can you imagine how terrified & depressed this poor soul must feel? For quite some time now it has been known how critically important the human touch is i.e. babies deprived of the warmth & nurturing touch of their mothers, if they survive, grow up emotionally damaged & maybe even mentally handicapped though I’m not sure about the mental aspect?
Speaking of emotionally & mentally handicapped, Trump obviously is one of those but this in no way excuses him for all the damage he has done & unleashed on America and the rest of the world.
This poor man’s suffering hit home to me on a very personal level as well because it made me realize that as my wife lay dying in the I.C.U. back in 2013 & we had disconnected the machine that was keeping her alive, she could no longer speak or see but she could feel.
Jeri was disconnected from the machine around six p.m. on the evening of August 17th & she clung to life until about six a.m. the next morning. I was blessed to be able to hold her hand, our fingers interlaced for nearly the entire night i.e. I took a couple of maybe, ten-minute breaks, and finally succumbed to sleep & had just laid my head on her bed when maybe five minutes later, my son’s wife nudged me & said, “she’s stopped breathing.”
It was as if she couldn’t let go literally until I had let go by falling asleep? I am glad that at least she had the comfort of my touch & knew how deeply I loved her as she slipped away into that final transition.
I stopped going to church & calling myself a Christian back when I was in middle school but over the past 50 years or better of my life, this personal decision has only been confirmed as the right choice.
How so many self-professed “Christians” can so fervently worship at the altar of the golden calf, Trump, truly blows my mind? And it’s so glaringly obvious to even non-believers like myself that Trump spits on every admonition that Jesus laid out for his disciples in his Sermon on the Mount i.e. a sort of Cliff Notes version of what Christianity is about.
Many religious scholars have boiled down this sermon to what they call the Beatitudes. I prefer this term & can’t help but wonder if perhaps this is where The Beats, or Beatniks, the forerunners of the hippies took their name? And if so, how ironic because the beats & the hippies were so despised by mainstream America for rejecting their righteous hypocrisy but practiced a true Christianity in their love of nature, belief in peace, anti-war stance, rejection of materialism, etc. that de facto was an embrace of the beatitudes.
Obviously, millions in Trump’s cult of personality who call themselves Christians, need to reread Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount,” so here it is;
³Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
⁴Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
⁵Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the Earth.
⁶Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
⁷Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
⁸Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
⁹Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
¹⁰Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
¹¹Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
¹²Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
I was going to illustrate how Trump has defiled each & every one of the beatitudes but have decided that’s not necessary & instead, I’ll just offer a few observations on the wolves in sheep’s clothing who are so willfully blind & ignorant!
By-the-way, I have long pointed out that this simple sermon supposedly given by Jesus, really boils down to the crux of the Ten Commandments & is coincidentally the one commandment common to nearly all the world’s major religions i.e. Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you!
But our buffoon in chief by his actions & words has unleashed a wave of barbarity in America not unlike the barbarian hordes that attacked & overthrew the seat of Christian power at the time, Rome.
Because Trump is supposedly a billionaire —but who knows for sure because he’s been lying about his fortune for decades — and has his hands on the reins of power of the most destructive force on earth, the U.S., his cult believe they are righteous Christians & therefore their vile, vicious, hatred, & even murder of all others is justified.
It’s critically important to bear in mind that the proud members of that illustrious organization known as the KKK have always considered themselves “Christians” as well. Yep, their idea of a good ‘ol time’ on a Saturday night is to get a belly full of beer, then go out & lynch some poor black man or boy. And they get up the next morning & go to church and sing their gospel songs about love & peace.
One of Trump’s beliefs that I was sure would sink any chances of his winning the presidency in 2016 was the “Access Hollywood” video clip in which he bragged about being able to “grab them by the pussy” (women” and no one would do or say anything against him for it.
And depressingly, he was right because among his millions of “Christian” evangelicals & fundamentalists, men are the masters & women are subservient slaves. In short, their view is that of the authoritarian father figure who can do no wrong & his word is law. It is clear to those of us who refused to drink Trump’s Kool-Aid, he looks up to authoritarian aka dictators & wishes he could be one here.
If any of these “Christians,” had half a brain, they’d follow this “logic” of Trump’s through & realize that he’s de facto saying that rape is okay. Therefore, if you idolize Trump & believe everything he says & does is good, right, & righteous, you wouldn’t mind if a strange man raped your daughter, your wife, or your mother.
Gee, I wonder if Donald of the Duck Dynasty Klan would be upset if someone were to rape his daughter, Ivanka? But then again, maybe he’d like to rape her, given some of the amazingly crude things he’s said about her over the years?
Yet ironically, back in 1989, Trump took out a full-page ad in New York City newspapers calling for the death of the five, black teenagers accused of the brutal rape of a white woman. And these poor guys served years in prison only to be proven innocent. Connect these facts with Trump’s obsession/hate of Obama & you’ll see that he’s built his political career on stirring the race-baiting cauldron simmering just beneath the veneer of our “society.”
Or note the fact of Trump being sued for rape dozens of times over the years & his bragging about his freedom to walk in on the girls in the beauty pageants he owns while they’re getting dressed. Yep! Onward “Christian” soldiers as you go proudly marching on against every semblance of decency.
Underneath this despicable swamp creature’s words & actions is a philosophy of sorts i.e. mankind is basically like those apes in the beginning of Stanley Kubrick’s famous film; “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In brief, ever since our primate ancestors learned how to wield a club & kill their competitors, this is the way it is & shall always be. He who is stronger & more aggressive is the rightful leader of his pack, community, city, nation, & in the final analysis, the rightful master of the universe.
Moreover, and I’m sure this has never occurred to Donny’s pea-brain, I believe Kubrick was showing us in this film that our so-called evolution as illustrated in our technological advances i.e. the creation of nuclear bombs, of which we, the U.S. just happen to possess the largest & deadliest stockpiles of, may very well reduce humanity to its origins like those apes huddled in fear in dark caves desperately searching for water & food to sustain ourselves?
Therefore, it should come as no surprise to us who are capable of independent thought, that those anti-human, reptilian brains who walk amongst us, view all of Western cultures discoveries & accomplishments in the humanities as well as the hard sciences is but a façade.
And they cling to their automatic weapons like a baby clings to his security blanket because they are scared to death & will lash out and maim or kill anyone they perceive as a threat!
Given these observations that I’ve laid out, is it any wonder that we have a humanoid replica of an orangutan behind the desk in the oval office who reportedly asked a national security expert three times if we could use our nuclear weapons. It’s not been established whether this is accurate or not but given Trump’s mind-boggling ignorance, I don’t find it hard to believe at all.
You may think that not even someone as cold-blooded & heartless as Trump could possibly have asked such a question but bear in mind the fact that the death of over a quarter of a million Americans due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are cowering in fear of, doesn’t trouble Trump. No, his only concern the whole time we’ve been living with & dying from this pandemic, Trump has only been concerned about how it would affect his chances of winning the 2020 election. So, to all you “Christians,” who still love this piece of excrement I say, shame on you!
Resist or Perish is our only Choice!
—Rob DeLoss, Gold Beach, OR Dec. 1, 2020