Saturday, March 04, 2017
Dancing in the Titanic ballroom
"The musicians of the R.M.S. Titanic all perished when the ship sank in 1912. They played music, intending to calm the passengers, for as long as they possibly could, and all went down with the ship. All were recognized for their heroism."
I wonder if some passengers danced during that terrible hour. And a-one, and a-two: One step forward, two steps back, one baby step forward...
Starting with a severe handicap (a sprained ankle from dancing the Funky Chicken of the OBushma years) constituting one small step for Presidents, a giant leap backward for Westernkind, we get the step forward of a Trump victory, then two steps back with key appointments as national security advisors for his Presidency -- General Robert "terrorists are un-Islamic" McMaster, General "New World Order" Mattis, and General John "Nation-Building" Nicholson".
Then we have Trump in his recent address to Congress reasserting the one step forward ("radical Islamic terrorism") that still constitutes a step back (for those few of us who know that mainstream Islam itself is "radical" and "extremist" already), but seems to be progressive due to the severely regressive policies & worldview of the OBushma years.
Meanwhile, the West's collective Titanic Ship of Fools plows the waves blithely toward the Iceslamberg.