We want Trump to be presidential so bad. If he for one minute does not act incompetent we are so happy. And if he can look competent and show strength to bomb a country on a whim and not a policy we feel good. After all, all we white men want is to show the world we are not impotent. We are still masters of our homeland. So Syria, you are bombed with fifty odd tomahawk missiles. We showed you our power even if you were flying out of that airport that very same night. We are proud of a nuclear option (nuclear sounds so powerful) that shows those mamby-pamby liberals what we will do to have our own way.
We will increase our military budget, living up to President Eisenhower’s nightmare for America. A nightmare where the military industrial complex controls our economy. What was the final solution to ending the Great Depression? It was the military build-up to win World War II. The white man puffs his chest out and once again projects its masculinity to the world. We will have the greatest military in the world, but wait we already do have the greatest military. Oh well, we will be greater than our greatest.
Where is this all leading? It is leading us to forget Russia. But his supporters say didn’t he challenge Russia by bombing Syria? Does that not prove he is not or never has been in collusion with Russia? A hard stare at Syria but no permanent damage does not disprove collusion. It proves the stakes are high and all the players know he needs to give a hard stare at Syria.
So this is the art of the deal. Be utterly incompetent at legislation such as creating a new revised tax code, healthcare law, and Muslim ban but be very good at puffing your chest out. If we use a nuclear option that is okay because we are not about governing but about ending what little good government is left. If we bomb Syria that is okay because we are not for bringing Assad down but to act on impulses and not have in place policies for our government. The current government of Trump and the far right in the end are anarchists. They went from small government to wanting no government. They went from policy driven decisions to helter skelter bombing. While they may not be Emma Goldmans they are never the less anarchists of another stripe.
And the walls came tumbling down and Putin smiles at his good investment.