Friday, April 16, 2021


Beneath the Spin*Eric L. Wattree 





Conservatives have been in revolt mode ever since the election of Barack Obama. And Obama's success as President made the situation even worse. Trump's inability to measure up to President Obama made the situation intolerable for those who based their self-image on cultural superiority rather than personal accomplishment, because it contradicts the very foundation of White supremacy.  

It was Donald Trump's inability to compete with Obama that led to "The Big Lie", the insurrection, the growing attacks on non-Whites throughout the nation, and the over 361 voter suppression laws proposed by Republicans in 47 states. It's a simple matter of radicalized conservatives lashing out in fear and desperation over a changing America.
In the eyes of bigoted conservatives, Trump's inability to compete with Obama not only debunked their claim of White 
superiority, but constituted the ultimate assault on the nation’s White supremacist tradition - and the fact that Trump lost the 2020 election to the former subordinate of Barack Obama only served to poured salt in the wound. 

Donald Trump and his radicalized conservative followers are the products of desperation, a sense of entitlement, and insecurity. As a direct result of Trump’s father paving his way throughout life, Donald never had to develop the knowledge, competence, and common sense that most of us had to develop just to survive in life. That resulted in his becoming an insecure, intellectually deprived, and highly flawed individual – and he knows it. For that reason, his entire life has been dedicated to desperately hiding his shortcomings, which accounts for his braggadocious and over-the-top personality. Everything about him is a fraud.

And Trump supporters suffer from the very same insecurities and fear of the loss of entitlement that Trump does. But in their case, their entitlement wasn't the result of wealth, but of White privilege. So both Donald, and his followers, are desperate to avoid having to compete on a level playing field, because then, their many shortcomings would be revealed. Clear evidence of their insecurity in this area is reflected in their chant that "You won't replace us."
So Trump and his supporters have a symbiotic relationship and an unshakable bond. They’re both desperate to hold on to an undeserved stature in society, and they're willing to stage a revolt against the United States to do it.

Having to compete on a level playing field, and possibly not being able to measure up to non-Whites would be a fate worse than death. Trump knows that for a fact, due to his experience with Barack Obama. So Trump and his followers have a common cause, and while Trump is unwilling to give-up his own life (because he's a coward), he's more than willing to fight to his supporters' last breath in defense of their cause. That's what makes them so dangerous - Trump is ruthless, and his supporters are dumb.


Thus, the current situation provides the perfect opportunity for a demagogue to exploit conservative anger for his own selfish interests. That's exactly what we saw in our nation's Capitol during Trump's first desperate attempt to save face. So as we speak, a humiliated Donald Trump is currently at his Mar-a-Lago retreat contemplating the most effective way to further exploit conservative anger and insecurity to bring this nation to its knees. 


Trump is much too childishly petulant to simply lick his wounds and disappear, because that would validate what he's been trying to hide all of his life, that he's a loser and a fraud. So as we saw in his mindless attack on Mitch McConnell, at this point it's all about payback, along with his refusal to accept the fact that the American people found him lacking as a President.
So in spite of all the evidence in the world that he's lying, and not one shred of evidence to support his claim of election fraud, Trump continues to insist that he won the last election by
 a landslide. The reason for that is Trump is trying to save face, because he lacks the class and maturity to lose with grace. So Trump is only thinking about Donald Trump. He's much too self-serving, immature, and intellectually deprived to care about America. It's just not his nature. 



In addition, Donald Trump has the clouded judgment and intellectual maturity of an 8-year-old, so he was undoubtedly on the phone encouraging insurrection just like he encouraged Georgia election officials to overthrow the election. So he knows that if he doesn't disrupt the system, it's just a matter of time before the investigators get one of his "Proud Boys" conspirators to flip and make the direct connection between himself and the insurrection, and that seems to be on the burner as we speak.
But even without "smoking gun" evidence, there's already enough evidence to prosecute Trump, and since the equally self-serving Republican Party lacks the backbone to put him in check, it’s time to treat him like the geriatric child he is. So in the interest of justice, accountability, and the best interest of the nation - and also to send an unequivocal message to his mindlessly insurrectionist followers - it’s past time to slap Donald's hands and send him to his room – the United States Federal Prison System.
 Anything less would serve to irreparably weaken our democracy.

18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious conspiracy 

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both. 


Eric L. Wattree 
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA) 
Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.  

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