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Sat Aug 29, 2020, 08:55 AM

A dictator on downers: Slow-motion mass hysteria at the Republican convention


A dictator on downers: Slow-motion mass hysteria at the Republican convention
Donald Trump's speech was depressing and soulless, even for him. He can taste doom coming, and he doesn't like it

LUCIAN K. TRUSCOTT IV
AUGUST 29, 2020 12:00PM (UTC)


(Salon) would have loved to have been a fly on the wall as Donald Trump's dosage-tuning was done by a team of crack drug-doctors in an anteroom of the White House before he gave his Big Speech on Thursday night. Hand me that penlight, Tom. I want to give his pupils another quick check. His anisocoria looked a little pronounced when we hit him with the last dose a while ago … look right, Mr. President … now look left for me … that's good … uuuhhh … just as I thought. We better hit him with another two cc's before we give the OK to push him out there. If we don't get him tuned up just right, he'll never make it down those steps from the back portico…

Were you watching the last night of the Republican National Convention on Thursday night? It looked like a Nuremberg rally on Nembutal. Whatever they gave him before he took the stage overlooking the back lawn of the White House, they managed to get max-automaton out of him. Holding onto the podium like he was on the deck of a pitching ship at sea, Trump droned through 70 minutes of his acceptance speech like a seventh-grader giving a book report on "Great Expectations" in English class. He had that strange singsong delivery he does when he's reading off a teleprompter: sentence … pause … phrase … pause … now comes the big applause line and they clap and it says I can look at the audience and give them a smile and point to someone ...

Early in the speech, he uttered this gem in the exact same depressed, soulless tone and delivery he used when he assured his audience that his brother, Robert, was "looking down" on him from heaven: "In the new term as president, we will again build the greatest economy in history, quickly returning to full employment, soaring incomes and record prosperity." He sounded like he believed it about as much as he believed Melania would share his bed that night and he'd get lucky. He looked like he was going to burst into tears, the future looked so bright. It was like watching somebody on acid trying to wrangle their way through a bad trip, his face contorted in mid-zone between agony and ecstasy, belief and despair.

But in the words on the teleprompter, everything was peachy-keen. Everything he has done for four years has been perfect. Jobs? The jobs that have disappeared by the tens of millions since March? Why, they're up! Income? Income that's plummeted since businesses closed by the thousands and federal unemployment payments ended? Income is up! Pandemic? The virus that has sickened millions and killed more than 180,000 as schools open and outbreaks at colleges multiply? What pandemic? The wall? The wall that's being scaled with ladders and sawn through with $50 Home Depot battery powered saws? The wall that got blown down in a stiff wind a few weeks ago? The wall that Steve Bannon will be going to jail for? We built 300 miles of it! Our borders are more secure than they've ever been! Health care? You mean the coverage for pre-existing conditions we've been trying to kill in a federal lawsuit for the last couple of years? We're for it!

....(snip)....

Here's where we're at, folks: It's all about revenge. Republicans would vote for a squirrel in a hair-sprayed blonde wig if the squirrel promised them a fall football season and swore he would "own the libs." They want revenge for the '60s. They want revenge because the "libs" got laid more than they did in college. They want revenge because Obama had Dylan and Mick Jagger and Willie Dixon and Carole King in the White House, and all they've got is Kid Rock and Ted Nugent. They want revenge because we have more fun than they do. They want revenge because love is stronger than hate, and we believe in love. ...........(more)

https://www.salon.com/2020/08/29/a-dictator-on-downersslow-motion-mass-hysteria-at-the-republican-convention/




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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:15 AM

1. As Close To The Truth As Anything

Revenge of the losers who couldn’t or wouldn’t excel at life. Yep owning we libs “Trumps” it all.

Well there are way more of us and if we show up and vote like our way of life depends on it we will take back this country

Trump is not going to accept defeat though, not matter how bad he loses. So we have to be prepared to deal with that.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:33 AM

2. LUCIAN K. TRUSCOTT IV & EarlG had practically the same thought on this..

Were you watching the last night of the Republican National Convention on Thursday night? It looked like a Nuremberg rally on Nembutal. Whatever they gave him before he took the stage overlooking the back lawn of the White House, they managed to get max-automaton out of him. Holding onto the podium like he was on the deck of a pitching ship at sea, Trump droned through 70 minutes of his acceptance speech like a seventh-grader giving a book report on "Great Expectations" in English class. He had that strange singsong delivery he does when he's reading off a teleprompter: sentence … pause … phrase … pause … now comes the big applause line and they clap and it says I can look at the audience and give them a smile and point to someone ...

Well Done!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:49 AM

7. Big Dump, flopping and flailing there, bore an uncanny resemblance to Futurama's Hedonismbot

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:35 AM

3. Mainly they hate the fact

that libs will not do as they are told. Imho , the main attribute of the thug party is obedience to one's direct superior.It is all about authoritarianism, and has been for years. Ever since "just say no " in the eighties and the militarism of the police, we have been on a direct descent into a Stasi-like existence. It was made plain in 2001-2008 with the idea that if you see something , say something." It starts when your always afraid"
The best weapon against terrorism is and has always been bravery. The masters in waiting need fear to get us in line.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:37 AM

4. Not sure it's all about jealousy

that's a factor, but it's more about ignorance, racism and misplaced anger

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:16 AM

10. I'm with you on your thoughts, makes more sense.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:42 AM

5. Beautifully-written essay. Reasonable hypothesis. Why not? n/t

-Laelth

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:48 AM

6. Great article

Great writing

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 09:59 AM

8. They are all Trust Fund and Repressed Sexuality Offspring

All they have to do with their time is figure out how to find economic policy front men to enact legislation that pays them more and taxes them less. This is the entire game. Theft of what ordinary people produce and buy.

They are in the process of melting down rule of law so they can walk off with your house, car, bank account, stocks, mutual funds, pensions, Social Security, bonds, pocket change, blood and libido. They want it all.

Make no mistake of their intent. And formulate your own plan to protect what you can because you've paid for it.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:28 AM

11. That's right. They'll take it all & throw those who resist into work camps or worse yet..

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:16 AM

9. Terrific article, worth your time.

The penultimate paragraph ("...a squirrel in a hair-sprayed blonde wig..." is a jewel.


(And no, I don't know why a fucking smiley face pops up in place of a close-quote in the midst of one of my sentences.)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 05:43 PM

16. Why?

It's because of the colon abutting a right parentheses, like this only without the space between the two

; )

Without the space you get the wink smiley.

Mystery Solved !!

❤ lmsp

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Response to Paladin (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 06:26 PM

18. Thanks for the possible help. (nt)

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:50 AM

12. Truly a great piece marmar! You should frame this. You hit it out of the park! If you haven't

written any books, my advice is that you should start...Trump is like a tilted walking drugged up zombie disturbed toy doll. When you pull his string, all that comes out of his mouth is sheer crap & lies! He can "taste doom" because he IS DOOMED! His supporters will literally DIE for him like Jim Jones! And like the Titanic, "the band played on"...

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Response to Illumination (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:54 AM

13. Can't take credit. It's a piece from Salon.....

.... written by Lucian Truscott

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Response to marmar (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:03 AM

14. Well then, thanks for sharing! It was very insightful! More needs to be said about his drug use

& the combination effects of these drugs...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:53 AM

15. Great article.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 05:53 PM

17. Kicked and recommended. ❤ nt

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