The Truth

“Poll: 79 Percent of Trump Voters Believe ‘Election Was Stolen’ via @BreitbartNews They are 100% correct, but we are fighting hard. Our big lawsuit, which spells out in great detail all of the ballot fraud and more, will soon be filled. RIGGED ELECTION!” – Trump tweet 11-25-20

I grew-up in Charlotte, NC. For old folk like me, once upon a time your television only got a few local stations and in Charlotte that number was five, the ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS affiliates and one independent station. What I watched most of the time was the independent station. They ran a lot of cartoons and old black and white movies, mostly westerns and reruns like Leave it to Beaver. Silliness like The Munsters was much more entertaining to an 8-year-old than soap operas like As the World Turns over on CBS which was my grandmothers’ favorite show.

The other thing about the independent station was that they had a lot of religious programs. Regional evangelists like Ernest Angley (believe it or not old Earnest is still alive at 99 years old) would buy time on the independent to air their programs. The local independent in Charlotte is also where Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker got their start begging for money.

From 1974-1987, the Bakker’s begged, pleaded, and cried for loyal Christians to send them their hard-earned dollars so that they could spread the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world. It is estimated, at the peak of their scam, that they were receiving $1 million a week, with proceeds going not to help or serve anyone but to expand their wardrobe, vacation homes, fleet of cars and the theme park Jim dreamed of. When asked about using television to generate millions upon millions of dollars Bakker responded: “I believe that if Jesus were alive today, he would be on TV”.

Most of us know how this ended for Jim, it is how most scams end for grifters and swindlers, hush money payments to women, accounting fraud, tax evasion, felony charges, conviction, and imprisonment. But you can’t hold a “good” man down. Jim’s back on the television today at 80 years old selling end of the world survival kits, and jewelry cause we all need to sparkle and shine when Jesus returns.

I offer this insight about Jim Bakker so that you understand what Trump’s end game is…emptying the wallets of the red cap brigade as quickly as he can. Trump has no proof of fraud. Hell, all his lawyers that stood before a judge in an open court admitted that. If they could have proved “ballot fraud and more” they would have provided the judges with the evidence. But they couldn’t and they wouldn’t because lying to a judge is a much bigger deal than lying to a television camera like Rudy is or tweeting about “ballot fraud and more” everyday like Trump does.

The sad part of all of this is how much chaos, and anxiety Trump is causing. And the really sad part is this sociopath doesn’t give a shit who he hurts. As we have learned over the last four years this is always about Donald J. Trump. He doesn’t care about you, he doesn’t care about me, he doesn’t care about this country. He has spent his entire adult scamming the world and being President of the United States was the ultimate con for him and his children. The only better con would have been if he could have anointed himself King and believe me, he tried.

My children have spent the last four years waiting for Trump to blow-up the world. They have spent the last four years tired, anxious, and unfortunately scared that the America Trump envisioned for himself was the America that they would have to live with. It has been hard on me, as their Dad, to assure them that yes, life would get better and that no Trump was not our future. I told one of them last night who asked “when will this shit end” that it would be over soon. That Trump would go away, and grown-ups would once again occupy the White House. But here was my warning to her, the noise, Trump’s noise could be with us a little longer but rather than it being a threat to our health or well-being it will just be noise, the rantings of a lunatic rather than a lunatic with the nuclear bomb codes.

I can promise you we haven’t seen or heard the last of Donald Trump, but his influence will fade and his army of white, racist, red cap wearing, rednecks will slowly turn to dust. Trump will spend his final days in Florida, maybe prison if we are lucky, reliving his brief four years as the most pathetic, inefficient, and corrupt president this country has ever produced. He will, as he has done since the beginning of his “reign”, attempt to rewrite the history of his “achievements” maybe with a book, maybe in a movie with Randy Quaid in the starring role, but we will know the truth. We know the truth because we lived through the truth and the one certainty we have after four years is the truth never mattered to Donald J. Trump.      

“Trump’s MAGA cult is so utterly brainwashed, they WANT Trump to be a dictator. No dictator has ever seized power alone. Every dictator has millions of groupies. Even Hitler.” – Oliver Markus Malloy

About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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2 Responses to The Truth

  1. maryplumbago says:

    The US is unique in the modern world with religious fanaticism, more in line with the Mideast, and entrenched racism.
    No other western world is like this and I think the two go hand in hand. If religion doesn’t lessen over time, we will never progress into the 21st century, much less the #2nd or 23rd.

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  2. cagjr says:

    Mary,
    here are four notes I took from a couple of places that are noted. I think that the most effective assault comes from Christians. They already have an audience that believes whatever comes from the pulpits. They are already changing our history, and they are in the schools, from nursery schools through high school. Massaging their message into those little innocent minds. This is why they were so desperate to get the Supreme Court loaded with conservative activists. A stable democratic government and an educated electorate is a fearful thing for these people. It is ominous that the Christian church and the wannabe Leninist both want to take done our democracy.

    Christian Nationalism … promotes the myth that the American republic was founded as a Christian nation. It asserts that legitimate government rests not on the consent of the governed but on adherence to the doctrines of a specific religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage. It demands that our laws be based not on the reasoned deliberation of our democratic institutions but on particular, idiosyncratic interpretations of the Bible.
    Stewart, Katherine. The Power Worshippers (p. 4). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition.

    In George Orwell’s novel 1984, the “Big Brother” state employs an army of bureaucrats whose only job is to alter the records of the past so they conform to the interests of those currently in power. 1984 was not just an engaging political fantasy; it was based on the Stalinist Soviet Union, where the rewriting of history was institutionalized.

    It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error. U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
    ROBERT H. JACKSON,
    1950
    The Demon-Haunted World (p. 581). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

    Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s chief political strategist and, after Trump, the most powerful man in Washington, once declared proudly: “I am a Leninist.” He was talking to a New York University academic who had written extensively on communism and the former Soviet Union. “What on earth do you mean?” the professor asked him. “Lenin wanted to destroy the state and that’s my goal too,” replied Bannon. “I want to bring everything crashing down and destroy all of today’s establishment.”
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/06/lenin-white-house-steve-bannon

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