Things are getting a little too uneasy. It’s one thing to read about a war zone and another to be in one. Donald is showing his real persona: He is a sleazy con-man with no morality. He has abandoned his base lock, stock and barrel. All he wanted were their votes. Now he doesn’t care. His cabinet and staff picks are fellow selfish autocrats with whom he has dealt for decades. Mariner hears echoes of Reagan appointments when the Secretaries did not believe in the virtues of the Secretariats they were appointed to and brought an end to a democratic foundation fostered since FDR.
This is worse. There is a foul smell about. The mariner fears that the Republic itself is at risk. No one has hit Donald between the eyes with a steel bar to tell him he can’t mix personal business with public trust. He will find a way. In fact, if he brings a few more plutocrats and generals aboard, Donald can meld the Republic and his business empire into one objective: make money for the team. Screw the public trust.
Meanwhile Paul Ryan and Mitch the Turtle are unencumbered in their plans to disassemble the remnants of the whole concept of discretionary spending.
Will it become so distressful that truly in fact the US will have a problem with emigration as citizens follow their jobs into other countries? If we are incapable of managing our own freedom because an international mafia has taken the country, what else are we to do? There’s one option: turn the second amendment militia loose.
Mariner suspects Donald is having difficulty appointing a Secretary of State because of two circumstances: first, Donald is in up to his armpits with shady deals worse than he accused Clinton of during the campaign; the Secretary of State will be exposed to Donald’s illegalities and un-American financial ties with adversaries to the US. Second, there is no doubt that his ‘friends’ overseas are hardnosed friends just as he is and should things not go as expected, the result won’t be sharing ice cream cones. US military will be put into action for less than scrupulous causes.
Out of harm’s way as change slowly approaches us, Amos has casually warned about increasing tension and feelings of imminent risk. Amos has warned about the confusion and turmoil of the moment of chaos. Similar to global warming, change is here – now.
Donald et al will cause great damage to us. Think North Korea. How can this be stopped?
 One of mariner’s 3 alter egos; fashioned after Prophet Amos in the Old Testament. Amos is always complaining about the quality of our behavior.
Well, you got my attention! This post has an intriguing title, but no information about a financial bomb shelter. Is there such a thing? What would it look like? Or do we just need a regular bomb shelter??
I’m glad the left wing was unsuccessful in the efforts at gun control. When Herr Trumpf’s Nazis come heading down my street, I will not go quietly like they did in 1938.
“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…”
I never thought that I would live to see the day when the country would need the 2nd Amendment Militia. Having been scorned by the illegitimate war in Iraq and being forced to fight for oil and profit, I would be highly motivated to take up arms again, this time against the true enemy of the United States… should we turn that corner.
As for Donald, we are a country of 385 million and growing, odds are, there are a lot of crazy people in that bunch, many willing to give their lives for the principles they believe in. As a veteran of both Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, I know how difficult it is to protect against someone who is will to give themselves in the ultimate sacrifice.
“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
Welcome to the United Corporations of America! Meet our CEO, President Trump.
The Establishment has won.
The quality of life for the American Worker is headed even further south, and now at a more rapid pace over the next 4 years. The 1% have just swapped the kidnapped and imprisoned African slaves with the American Public. The Average Yearly Income of the American Worker is less than 1% (0.0055%) of the average CEO’s Income. $13.8 million to $77,000. No one does enough work in an eight hour day to “earn” that much income differential.
How long will Trump be in office before his supporters will realize and admit that he was all lip service. He just needed their votes, it did not take long for him to go into action. He has tossed all of his campaign promises to the curb with his appointments. Each one another slap in the face to the people the bought into his lies.
The only Financial Bomb Shelter to have in this age is Gold Bars. Look at India, the government can just up and declare physical money null and void. With physical money slowly fading and electronic payments becoming more of the standard, it will not be long before the government believes they can regulate who can spend what, and where. Imagine if Herr Trump used his planned Muslim Registry to block the sale of goods to Muslim citizens. The technology is there. “These are the times that try men’s souls.”