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.
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.
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.
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.
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.