The Way the Wind Blows

NB: This will be one of my more disjointed posts.  Today’s events make clear where the world is headed…and one way or another, it ain’t pretty.   But my views on that are for another day.

Just a couple of days ago, I wrote “The Takeover is Complete.”  Trump has gone from radical to neocon insider in a few short weeks.  The post was regarding Trump’s statements toward Assad and Syria – a 180 degree turn from his campaign, and since then backed up by Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.

Not only has what I have written turned out to be true, but this post is far and away the most read post I have ever written – at least twice the reads of anything else I have ever written.

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What does this suggest?  I am not sure; my initial reaction: people are both stunned and hurt by the transformation of Trump.  They voted for something else.

It’s a far cry from the world we thought we’d inherit
It’s a far cry from the way we thought we’d share it
.
One day I feel I’m on top of the world
And the next it’s falling in on me
.
One day I feel I’m ahead of the wheel,
And the next it’s rolling over me
.
–        Rush, Neil Peart, Far Cry
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Setting

Revelation 16:14 They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. 15 “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.” 16 Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

I have no idea how to interpret anything associated with Christian (or any other) eschatology.  Neither do you.  But the color is beautiful.  And the setting is the Middle East.

(CNN) The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government target in response to their chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.

On President Donald Trump’s orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase where the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks were based, US officials said.

This didn’t take long.  From “My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much,” to “bombs away,” it only took a few short moments.

The kings from all corners, from Gog and Magog, are gathering for battle on the plains of Megiddo.

Russia is going to sit back and not react?  Iran?

There is no good outcome to this.

Oakland

What on earth does Oakland have to do with any of this?

On December 2, 2016, at approximately 11:20 p.m. PST, a fire broke out in a warehouse, known as Ghost Ship, that had been converted into an artist collective, including dwelling units, in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, California….A total of 36 people were killed in the fire, the deadliest in the history of Oakland.

I still haven’t shed any light, have I?

A criminal investigation into the fire was launched by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office on December 4. An arson investigation was also launched. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff said charges against anyone found responsible could range from involuntary manslaughter to murder. A report published on February 8, 2017, was inconclusive, noting that investigation was still ongoing and that the electrical system was part of the analysis.

To my knowledge, there is still no conclusion.

In Oakland – US territory, at least the last time I checked – and they still don’t know what caused the fire.

But Trump knew, within hours – half-a-world away – that it was Assad.  And…bombs away.

Now it’s come to this
It’s like we’re back in the Dark Ages
From the Middle East to the Middle West
It’s a world of superstition
.
Now it’s come to this
Wide-eyed armies of the faithful
From the Middle East to the Middle West
Pray, and pass the ammunition
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–        Rush, Neil Peart, “The Way The Wind Blows”
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Superstition.  The voodoo dolls.  But whose voodoo dolls?  Palace intrigue at its finest.

By the way, what happened to Bannon?

Now it’s come to this
Hollow speeches of mass deception
From the Middle East to the Middle West
Like crusaders in a holy alliance
.

Mass deception, indeed.

The Trump Voters

It comes down to this: why did they vote for Trump?  Trump voters were mad about something.  What were they mad about?  Certainly the economy.  Likely the left-liberal social justice nonsense (despite the Crown Royal, I will avoid the vulgarities).

Did they vote to stop the wars?  Get out of the Middle East?  What the f*ck does “Make America Great Again” mean?  We already knew that America (meaning the criminal government) could bomb anywhere whenever it wanted to do so.  There is no “again” about this, bombing anywhere and everywhere.  Hillary was perfectly capable of this America.

WWTVD?  What will Trump voters do?  The ball is in their court. The action is up to them.

Is this the Trump you wanted?

Fait Accompli?

We can only go the way the wind blows
We can only bow to the here and now
Or be broken down blow by blow
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I hope not.  Because the wind is blowing toward Armageddon – in the worst interpretation of the term.

Conclusion

When I wrote my post about the takeover being complete, a thought came to me: a timeline is needed.

I have begun this project: capture headlines and articles about Trump; capture the changes, capture the shifts, capture when the establishment has pushed back and what happened thereafter.   A day by day timeline.  What he is today is a far cry from what people were hoping for when they voted for him.

I know the same thing can be written about Obama.  But Trump is different – not Trump the man, but Trump the idea.  His voters didn’t vote for a man, they voted for an idea – and Trump has fully betrayed the idea.

I have begun this project by going back to his election night victory.  I am currently through early February.  Once I get current, I will post it.

But I will want to go back, before the election; and I have many thoughts to add to the timeline.

If it is true – as I believe – that the Trump election reflected a real inflection point, not for whatever reality Trump presents, but for the reasons people voted for him, then this timeline needs to be captured.

I hope to have the first draft out in three or four days.

Reprinted with permission from Bionic Mosquito.

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