I was going to write more specially about Donald’s megalomania but that’s not going away, and he’ll just have to stand by idling on that front—as an all-around massive pain in …
I was going to write more specially about Donald’s megalomania but that’s not going away, and he’ll just have to stand by idling on that front—as an all-around massive pain in the area of the coccyx—until I get back to the matter of the deranged and ever-present narcissism that seems to be driving his early-stage dementia.
Meanwhile, in his megalomaniacal fantasy world, he seems to think his privileged position gives him all the weapons in whichever direction he turns in search of tribute and adulation. Wrong, Donald! You’re never going to be able to beat down reality—the truth and morality of a virtuous social conscience. It is you who will eventually be cast off to the side of the road to the future.
Ilhan Omar has become a major target of Donald Trump. She has criticized his snuggling up to corrupt Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his complicity in the persecution of Palestinian Muslims. Donald, in his crude use of the brevity of tweets has, among other things, accused her of being “pro-terrorist.”
Omar is one of the “AOC-plus three” or “The Squad” that also includes first-term Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. Trump at one point suggested they all, who had been critical of him, “return to where they came from.” While these four freshman U.S. Congresswomen all have Muslim, Puerto Rican or African-American ethnicity, three of them were born in the U.S. Omar fled Somalia’s civil war, coming to the United States at age 12 and becoming a naturalized citizen some 5 years later.
I view The Squad as a dramatic flourish to the handwriting on the wall that so seems to frighten Donald and his white-nationalist followers where the changing demographics of American society are concerned. I see these women as similar to the bold signature of John Hancock on the Declaration of Independence.
On one Internet site, ilhan points out, "I know what intolerance looks like.” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/18/ilhan-omar-congress-minnesota-democrat-antisemitism-isreal-apology-elliott-abrams
Her home page gives her focus as “fighting to restore moral clarity to Congress and ensure everyone has access to the American Dream.” She represents a Minnesota district including the city of Minneapolis. Her ambitious agenda includes Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, revoking the Muslim Ban, tuition-free and a debt-free college education, an understanding that housing is a human right, and elections and politicians that cannot be bought. She sounds like a keeper to me, a true antithesis of Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, as I was pointing out elsewhere the other day, Trump and his shameless cohorts have already begun the dirty tricks that will undoubtedly accelerate during the coming year. A headline today (Sept. 20): "Trump pushes tweet falsely claiming Ilhan Omar partied on 9/11 anniversary." See https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-pushes-tweet-falsely-claiming-ilhan-omar-partied-on-911-anniversary/
Some latest detail of all that, quoting The Washington Post: “Rep. Ilhan Omar on (Sept. 18) accused President Trump of spreading ‘lies that put my life at risk’ after the president retweeted a post falsely claiming the Minnesota Democrat ‘partied on the anniversary of 9/11.’
“Omar said the video of her dancing was taken not on the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, attacks but at a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) . Earlier (Sept. 18), Trump had retweeted a post by conservative actor and comedian Terrence K. Williams claiming that the video of Omar was taken on the anniversary of the attacks
“The original video appears to have been taken on Sept. 13.”
So tell us more about the source of “fake news,” Donald.
Williams, whose tweet Trump forwarded has spread conspiracy theories in the past, including recently one that the death of Jeffrey
Epstein, charged with widespread sex trafficking, might be tied to former President Bill Clinton. Donald forwarded that one too, describing Williams as “a very highly respected conservative pundit.”
Good grief, Donald! Narcissistic megalomania has indeed eaten away your sanity.
Omar is right about the threat to her life via the president of the United States, in which hate crimes are on the rise and gun violence is going unchecked—as he panders to white supremacists and conservative pigs at the trough. And as I’ve commented recently, while her entire liberal agenda may be a bit much for wholesale fructification with any immediacy, I like the overall direction of her aim to rekindle and fan the flames of the American Dream and the inclusiveness of its nature. Her resolve runs deep in a selfless soul.
I have no fear of Ilhan Omar. I greatly dread Donald’s Dystopia.