MOVING ON.

It’s been just a week since one of the most sickening events in American History, some say since my lot were over there kicking ass before having our collective asses kicked. Whenever it was, and whatever it was are irrelevant as nothing in recent history compares to this. It was a definite attempt at a coup and there’s no denying that had the insurrectionists managed to get their filthy hands on certain people like Nancy Pelosi or Mike Pence there may well have been executions.

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Whilst I don’t care for Mike Pence I think it ridiculous that he’s being targeted by Trumpites for letting Trump down. Firstly he obeyed the vow he’d made to the country-not to Trump- and secondly he did not have the power to do as he was asked anyway. What does leave me with a sour taste in my mouth and the obvious question, is why Pence refused to set in motion Amendment 25 to remove Trump from office since not only has he not been doing his job but he’s long shown himself to be way out of his depth.

Instead the Democrats have had to prepare for another impeachment where there’s little chance of seeing a conclusion until Trump is gone. But it’s annoying he’ll finish his term. My friend Jill at Filosofa’s Word has been trying to educate me on American politics and the rules, tells me that to get a conviction will means fully two thirds of the senate have to vote guilty. By my calculation that means at least 17 Republicans out of 50 will have to cross the floor. I have to ask myself “What are the chances?” There’s been talk of wanting to heal the rift between the two parties. I’ve heard one suggestion from Senator Marco Rubio of the Republican side.

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when he suggested to Joe Biden that he grant a $2000 stimulus relief. This seems to be an attempt to curry favour with his constituents, and make it look like he’s working on their behalf, because Biden has already committed to this. I was grateful it wasn’t the relief package for businesses so that Trump couldn’t plunder it for his own businesses and those of his son-in-law. But again I’m left with a question in my mind. If anybody on the Republican side really regrets last Wednesday’s attempted insurrection and loss of life, why aren’t they coming up with real plans to heal the great wound in American politics and draw the two sides closer. Why aren’t the Republican politicians telling their people “No More” and convincing them of the lies that Trump told during his one term Presidency.

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Before anyone tells me I’m obviously in love with Joe Biden let me assure you I’m not. Had I lived over there he would not have been my choice but at least I’m prepared to give him a chance. And I note that for all the accusations thrown about, concerning either him or his son, I note we never saw any proof. On the other hand there’s proof that Trump has a bank account in China, proof he took stimulus relief money for his businesses ( and my personal belief is that he had some for himself too). I also believe he took a commission for the arms sale agreed with Saudi Arabia. Trump does very little unless there’s something in it for him.

So, Joe and Kamala have a pretty mess to start cleaning up on 20th. First on the agenda will have to be the Trump’s virus. Deaths now heading for 400,000. This has to be brought under control and it’s going to take both ends of the political spectrum to do it. My question would be whether there will be any co-operation from the Republicans. So far their politicians don’t seem to have pressed things with their beloved leader to do anything about it, nor Mike Pence when Trump passed the baton to him. The members on the ground have been just as bad, refusing to wear masks or practice distancing. Those that tell everyone that Trump’s virus is really a Democrat plot seem to miss the point that many thousands of Democrats are also dying from it. It seems a shame that lobotomies can’t be reversed. Another thing that has to be faced is the mess the EPA is in. It shouldn’t need me to point out that the environment is Universal. What does one side good also does the other. All the new rules that came in just to benefit huge companies with an eye to profit at any price will have to change and land ownership reverted to the people. One major thing that I’ve been harping on about for ages so that even Democrat bloggers block me is the Minimum wage. Joe Biden says he wants to make it $15 an hour. That’s just what it should be and the nice thing is that it’s employers who must shoulder the burden and not the Government. In my eyes this will result in the Government getting a bit more taxation and having to pay out less in benefits that Republican’s dislike so much, though they won’t refuse it. This could go towards the whopping National Debt.

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Now, I’m going to ask a favour and I’ll make it of both sides. To start building the America it should be, the best thing to do is to stop teaching your children that one colour is better than another. Any doctor can tell you it’s just not true. Children will have black friends in the playground and that’s good. All is equal and it would be great to have it stay that way. I don’t suggest you try giving up your own fantasies of Superiority but just don’t pass them on. Allow children to learn and make their own choices. In the great World Wars and in your own Vietnam war plenty of people of colour died for the US. The least you could do is show some respect for fellow citizens who are as much support to the country as you are.

Hugs to all. Have a Great Week.

David.

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Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J. Oscar even has his own book now, but the writing has stopped.
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22 Responses to MOVING ON.

  1. jilldennison says:

    Dear David … you understand more about how our system works (or these days doesn’t work) than most of the people who were born and raised here. Your views are spot-on, and there is not a single point in this post that I would argue with. I’ve often said that perhaps physical distance helps one have a more balanced perspective, and I believe that is certainly true in your case. This nation today is so divided that all one has to do is say the word ‘democrat’ or ‘republican’ and everybody starts to go berserk. This is a great post that deserves a wide audience, and I only hope people listen, stop & think, ponder your words. Thank you.

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  2. jilldennison says:

    Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    Sometimes we see other people’s problems more clearly than they are able to see them. About half of my readers are from outside the U.S. and it’s always interesting to get their perspective on what is happening here in the U.S. My special friend David, sickened by the events of last Wednesday at the Capitol in D.C., has written his take on our current situation, and in my book he is spot on. Thank you, David, both for this post and your (implied) permission to share!

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  3. Thank you for this posting, and your thoughts, David! Now, there is a lot to do. Lets hope they will do, very fast and very soon! Have a beautiful week! Michael

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  4. GP Cox says:

    Maybe if Biden/Harris spend their time cleaning up Trump’s mess, they won’t have the time to create their own messes.

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  5. Keith says:

    David, well said. Thanks for your words of counsel and encouragement. Keith

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  6. It’s only been about 55 years that black people in the South could vote. Don’t expect anything to happen in a hurry. Don’t hold your breath. Some of the Republicans in the secure room during the battle wouldn’t wear masks enven when offered so several Democrats are now positive for Covid19. These people aren’t stupid. They choose their actions. They just think they’re too smart to get caught. That’s where their egos are off a mile. —- Suzanne

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  7. Nan says:

    Excellent post! And it’s nice to know that WE aren’t the only ones who see the MESS that’s become part and parcel of the U.S. government. Just be thankful you live where you do. I mean, no place is perfect, but at least you don’t have Trump!

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thanks so much Nan. Living next door to England gave me practice with seeing through the mess so maybe I’m careful not to look too closely at my own. I’m forever grateful we don’t have Trump though or one of his golf courses that might bring on a visit.
      Huge Hugs

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  8. dweezer19 says:

    Hugs David. Thanks.

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  9. I try not to comment or pass judgement on anything political, as none of them could organise a party in a brewery, if you follow my drift!
    But your post makes some very sensible points, David…

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  10. annieasksyou says:

    Hi, David—

    Thank you for liking my post, which Jill reblogged, and I like this one very much.

    Although Biden wasn’t my first choice, I’ve grown to have great respect for him. He’s put together a powerful, extremely knowledgeable team and has initiated some very progressive programs. For now, he’s managing to please both the leftish and center-leftish wings of the Democratic Party. He’s also made it clear that he knows this is a time to “go big,” as there’s so much suffering. He and Kamala face the biggest problems since FDR, with trump’s unifying and empowering white supremacy groups now obviously adding new urgency to that arena, as if a pandemic and mass unemployment—and climate change— weren’t enough.

    I vacillate between great hope and worry. I think the diverse response to the BLM marches shows that many people finally see the impact of institutional racism. But this diversity is precisely what’s energizing the white supremacists. And this Republican Party has shown—and is about to show again— that they are the party of trump—not Lincoln. Very hard to watch.

    Regards,
    Annie

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    • davidprosser says:

      Many Thanks Annie, I’m hoping that once the impeachment is over with the inevitable result that the rumours I hear of another method of denying Trump the ability to ever hold office again are true. From then the new AG can decide what charges may be laid at Trump’s door (if any) and he can be measured for his orange jumpsuit. With rumours of a split and a new third Party being created the Trumpites will have nowhere o go and with luck, those Senators who backed Trump will be sidelined in a GOP with no viable leader. In the meantime Biden can hopefully forge ahead with some good policies that benefit the people and nor wealthy backers.
      Hugs

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