Sunday, January 15, 2017
The Gap and Other Damage
Now that we have a Trump as Commander in Chief, it's time for a few predictions. The biggest and most obvious is that Trump, his cronies, and policies will widen the already monstrous gap between the super rich and the rest of us. Billionaires have their man in charge and will come after the whatever table-scraps the rest of us are fighting over with all their power and all their goons.
You wait. Those poor suckers who are out of jobs and voted for this guy are going to have to mortgage their homes to get life-saving health care because they are working at convenience stores with no benefits for minimum wage. Their real wages will continue to fall after decades of stagnation, thanks to the long line of Trump, Reagan, Bush, and, yes, Clinton.
The saddest thing here is that the new generation will have to kowtow to an economy that wants them only as soldiers and lackies of the investment class rather than creative contributors to vibrant, diverse economy that supports innovative people looking to make a difference.
I hope they get really pissed off and vote these wingnut reactionaries out when they get a chance.
Then there is the global climate crisis and Trump's short-term, rapist views of resources. You know what that looks like.
Power has been cemented in the hands of the greedy, bigoted, sexist bullies.
Fasten your seat belts.
It's going to be quite the ride.
A wave will build that even they won't be able to control if people have so much as two brain cells to rub together. Those unemployed steel workers and rust belters might wake up, and, if they do, there will be torches in the night, tar heated in a carbon-encrusted cauldron.
Grab your pitchforks.