CW: Ranty and sweary
I saw some alarming footage of 45 while overseas. It’s not the first incident I’ve noticed. I’ve been able to shrug it off before, but it’s adding up to a potentially horrible situation. I think 45 is unwell. (I’m a doctor, but not the type who can diagnose illness.) I think something is seriously wrong with him. I’m by no means a fan. However, he’s a human being who appears to be suffering. I’m surprised by how much it’s upset me.
Any POTUS is subject to harsh criticism from opposing views. Americans value this freedom. It allows us to feel less powerless in a loosely representational democracy. When a POTUS is clearly unwell, it’s different. It’s like striking after your opponent is down. It’s unpalatable. He’s fucking up on a daily basis, but I seriously don’t think he’s himself at this point.
After watching the footage of him looking lost and confused, I have to admit I felt sorry for him. He looked genuinely distressed, and I don’t think he has anyone in his inner circle who is looking out for him. They seem to be rushing as fast as possible to enforce their agendas like they’re racing against time. I’m starting to think that’s exactly what’s up.
With the ongoing investigation into ties with Russia, I doubt it will be long before the backstabbing begins. I don’t think there’s any loyalty thick enough to keep loose lips from sinking more ships. I knew things were going to get ugly, but when the person in the center of it all is clearly sick, it’s even worse.
I feel angry at the GOP leadership. What the fuck? They put party over country religiously, but there’s no unity within the fucking party. It’s ridiculous. It’s like they want him to humiliate himself in public, so they sent him overseas in this fragile condition. They think about who wins when he fails, not how to prevent failure. It’s despicable. I had no idea there were so many short-sighted assholes on this planet. It’s mind-boggling.
Tribalism doesn’t work with 7 billion tribes. Fuck. We have to come together and work this out, or we all lose. We cannot exist together on this planet and behave like there aren’t 6.9 billion other humans doing the same fucking thing! We have to evolve and mature enough to stop being barbarians who kill for something shiny. We have a long way to go.
It’s a mindset that has to change, or homo sapiens will be a short, disturbing whimper in time. I’m not talking about radically changing the government and introducing some bullshit utopia. I’m talking about how we think, privately, within our minds. We need to embrace the entire human race as part of Team Survival. All this ignorant shit about skin color, eye shape, hair texture, etc. is holding us back and distracting us from our potential.
We’re an incredible species. You know it, I know it. We all imagine improbable human innovations throughout our lives. We’re dreamers. We’ve all secretly been a little disappointed we don’t have flying cars yet because we know it’s within our capabilities as a species. A huge reason I like science fiction is it so often includes details about marvelous gadgets and technology created by humans. I always believe we can totally pull it off if we focus and work together toward the goal.
I don’t even need to mention NASA’s history or the cosmonauts. We’ve gotten sidetracked by unbelievably immature wars and terrorism. We still figuratively play Tic-Tac-Toe as a species, and it’s fucking embarrassing. It’s pointless every single time, yet we keep doing it. Most of the planet’s resources are used, wasted, and destroyed to secure access to more resources. IT. IS. SO. FUCKING. FRUSTRATING.
It reminds me of when I was a little kid. My older brother used to trade me a shiny penny for my dirty, crumpled up dollar bill. He thought I was a sucker. I figured he was a sucker. In reality, we’re all suckers. We traded a beautiful, lush planet that could sustain us in vast numbers for thousands of years, for fossil fuels, even though there were alternatives that would allow us to have our cake and eat it too. FUCK.