The Trumpian onslaught on truth continues daily. “Shit” continues to make headlines and the efforts to deny the obvious on this issue has reached the comical proportion. It makes me think of a skit I’d like to see, two partisan groups fiercely arguing over whether or not “the emperor has no clothes on” while the emperor himself, stark naked and perhaps, “playing with ‘himself’”, is leading the panel discussion. What a distorted sense of reality we are creating for our little children, some of whom are only now coming “on-line” in this new world of theirs and learning how to define reality. Matters of the distinction between “shit-house” and “shit-hole” should not be part of the verbal soup they are beginning to make sense of.
Sarah Sanders Huckabee again did her part in this madness yesterday, dutifully “strutting and fretting her hour on the stage” in the role she has signed onto—trying to make a “silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” Addressing the obvious racism accusation against Trump demonstrated by the “shit” meeting she casually explained that Trump could not be a racist, given that NBC gave him a highly-rated tv show for a decade and would not have done so if he had been a racist. And, today she knows on some level what a ridiculous argument that was to make but acknowledgement of the mistake in logic is not permitted in the dark hole in which she lives where no wrong can be acknowledged.
The sad part of this drama is that again today Republican leaders will passively sit by and not attempt to intervene with Trump. They are trapped by choices they have made and are now in too deep to escape, having foregone the moral faculty which would allow them to choose the welfare of the whole over the welfare of their party. The literal destruction of the world is possible and they allow their hands to be tied rather than simply acknowledge, “Oh boy did we screw up! Let’s swallow our pride and focus on addressing a tragedy in the making.” Again today, the whole world…including you and I…have an opportunity to watch this tragedy and recall the wisdom of W. H. Auden, “We wage the war we are.”