Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy
It’s really easy to blame others for the problems we face but in my opinion it’s better to own them and move on to find a solution or an acceptable path. We all do it. It’s called survival. It’s why many run from the police, automatically say they forgot their homework to the teacher and play dumb to their parents. It’s human nature. Own it. I do.
Almost 6 years ago I was diagnosed with a bad disease. I had two choices. Own the disease or let it own me. I decided for the first. Irony has it that the last 6 years have been some of the most stable and easy I have ever had including some of my biggest successes. But every day I wake and at 8 am am reminded by multiple alarms to take my medicine to survive. Every day I listen to these alarms and heed their warnings.
Now imagine you were someone who everyone blamed and you had unlimited resources. What would you do to survive? Most of us don’t want to own up to our mistakes and pay the piper. We want our mistakes to fade away into the distance, into the past. For those with resources it is easier than us common folk.
Take Amy Cooper, the woman who tried to put a police hit on Christian Cooper. All she wants in the world right now is to fade away and be forgotten. If she is forgotten, then she goes back to normal.
What would you do if you were Amy Cooper? I would hire a bunch of people to stage and post on Social Media a bunch of lesser incidents that dilute the feelings that we have towards people like her. Google Karens. That is what has happened and if I were a betting man, I would bet that Cooper used some of her resources to make the Karen issue bugger so that she would be forgotten.
If you don’t think people think like this, you are wrong. I just did and I am not the sharpest tool in the shed.
Now imagine you were the Big Cheese. You are not a terminal diagnosis in which can easily be identified and blamed. You are not an entitled person flexing her weight in a rich community. No, you are the Big Kahuna. You are the biggest dick in the room. You are Donald J. Trump.
What would you do if you were Trump right now? You are a billionaire with billionaire friends and you know you are walking a razor thin line. If you make one wrong move, you will be the convicted treasonous president.
We have to remember a few things about Trump. He cares only about himself and would prefer to hang out with Jeffrey Epstein than probably any other person on the planet for obvious reasons. Epstein might be gone but I am sure Trump knows who took Epstein’s place.
So what would be your plan if you were Trump and wanted to avoid prosecution and prison. Me, easy. I would use my resources to create and execute a narrative that would leave me either not holding the bag or exonerated and pardoned behind closed doors for my crimes.
I think the first boat has sailed. There is enough public evidence and crimes against others to whitewash. The story will be written and we will know all about it. The Titanic has sunk on to its predecessor.
We all know most politicking happens behind closed doors. Imagine what deal is being made.
Trump gets off on making the deal and this is the biggest deal of his life, the one that allows him to continue living life as Trump. You or me, we’d be in jail for life. Him, he’ll be golfing, buffet eating and whoring just as soon as the deal is inked and he has left office.
My guess is that he will drop out for ‘Personal Reasons’ and a middle of the road Republican will take his place. Someone like Mitt Romney, who behind closed doors, will have already inked and signed the deal.
That’s what Trump is good at. Writing the narrative to meet his needs. That’s all he cares about. Be wary, I bet some version of my prediction will come true.
- All works at Observations from the Spectrum written by Dylan Netter
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