I think that its safe to say that, if we believe Trump, we are safe from Russia meddling in any American election that Trump isn’t personally running for office in. If he is, then the electoral college and Russia will work hand in glove to rubber stamp Trump as President for life…which is really the goal of the Republican party.
The GOP is, of course, fine with open admissions of violations of the law and the constitution, just so long as Trump doesn’t attack the United States, its people, and its institutions on the world stage. When he does, then they very forcefully will say “naughty naughty” before going back to ignoring anything he does.
Thankfully, Trump has a skill he developed early on in life as a professional bully. Its called lying. What he does is this: He punches you in the nose and then denies that he did it, and accuses you of lying about the blood streaming onto your face.
Trump is a man who makes me long for life as a disembodied brain aboard a spacecraft headed as far from this planet as can be reached within the limits of technology. Think a thousand light years away for starters.
The most exciting news in the last decade was the M.I.T. experiment which kept the disembodied brain of a pig alive for 36 hours.
When that day arrives, we will not only have defeated death, we will have defeated racial prejudice as well. At least, as far as the Democrats are concerned. I have a feeling that Republicans will still be looking for an excuse to look down their noses at people. It’s what they are good at, after all.
What is most interesting about the pig brain, though, is that when they made it live, it had been dead. So technically, they brought the dead back to life. I wonder: When mankind finally learns to restore extend life, will the religious nutbags who have been pointing at everyone who is different than them and saying that they need to be treated differently because of a mythological “Mark of Cain”… will those people apologize? or at least stop spouting bullshit?
We are all living beings. Treating someone because they are different may help you win the presidency, but the only thing trying to institutionalize racism will do is create chaos.
I’m reading a book now by a Doctor who researches the effect of psychedelic drugs on consciousness. I’m wondering what sort of things he might find…and whether or not there will be a version of booze or drugs for machines.
The book is by Michael Pollen and is called “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence”
As soon as I finish up on what is becoming a two part series on why America is so screwed up, I am thinking of getting into a discussion about drugs, consciousness, and the things I know about them.
Having spent some time in my youth as an amateur scientist, I have done a bit of experimenting myself.
So I know a lot
Of course, I didn’t have a lab, or the degree, but I learned a lot by doing – so I did a lot. I still do quite a lot more than people think I should…but that’s only because I need my weed. For medicinal purposes.
It helps me cope with a lot of things. Including Trump.