The last time I wrote a “Moment with Bob” was four months ago. Since then I’ve started at least a dozen of them. Some collapsed in the design stage. Or I’d get about a third of the way into one and remember I had written pretty much the same thing in 2007. When I was a kid Summer re-runs drained the fun out of watching TV, reheated leftovers made dismal dinners, and a rehashed “moment” doesn’t do anything except kill time. I couldn’t write about the The Donor Class, the Republicans, the shitheeled Democratic collaborators, and the loathsome antics of Fucko the Clown, without lapsing into writing a daily list of outrages. As Truman Capote said, “That’s not writing, that’s typing.

I found a different tactic for a couple of “moments” by using a Rod Serling “parable” approach but when I tried it a couple of days ago the analogies, similes, and metaphors, blew up in my face. The facts are too grim to make up a story to fit them.

I’m a self-taught Monstrumologist. I’ve seen almost every horror movie ever made. I watched the flickering silents to wide-screen 70mm and I have realized over the last two years that no monsters, ghouls, or shapeless things from other dimensions, are as horrifying as the psychopaths running the government of The United States.

I could, if I had the time and the will, type out hundreds of words buttressing my argument by listing the outrages and naming the names of the specific psychopaths who perpetrated them. But we already know who they are. They are the Republicans and The Donor Class who bought them.

And then there are the minions. There are, at a minimum, 62,984,828 of them in the United States. That’s how many people voted for Fucko the Clown in 2016. A huge percentage of Fucko supporters are Evangelical Christians. According to a Pew survey in 2004, Evangelicals make up 26.3 percent of the US population. In a Raw Story commentary published earlier this month by Bobby Azarian, A neuroscientist explains why evangelicals are wired to believe Trump’s lies, clearly spelled out how these ardent followers of Christ have their minds so gummed up with God I’m amazed they can even make a sandwich.

The playing field ain’t level but at least we know who we’re up against: billionaires and their dependents. And at this late date we have but one weapon at our disposal.

This seems cartoonishly simplistic … but from my vantage point here in Canada … the last chance to keep the United States from sinking further and irrevocably into the Fascistic hellscape of oligarchical rule is for every single sane person to vote a straight Democratic ticket in November. It’s either that or become enured to an Orwellian future of a boot stamping on a human face … forever.

That’s it. No carefully crafted cautionary tale about these strange and terrible times. We all just have to … vote.

Moribund – October 16, 2018

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