Aug 12 2017
Welcome to our regular Saturday feature “What Aggravates Me”
That REM song, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It,” has been going through my head this week. You know the one, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine.” In case you just woke up from a coma or were stranded on a deserted Island, I will fill you in.
New sanctions were leveled against North Korea by the United States. As a result, their leader Kim Jong Un threatened to launch missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam. So, you’re probably thinking, “well, of course the United States responded with intelligence, dignity and diplomacy. You can send a message to Mr. Kim without making it public. It’s not like it’s the first time he’s made insane threats. He’s obviously a lunatic that craves attention. You don’t give him what he wants.
So of course, the next thing you know, there’s Donald Trump on television with his arms folded, doing that thing where he pretends to be a tough guy. He then said that,
“North Korea would be met with Fire and Fury, the likes of which the world has never seen.”
The fire and fury part was new, but there were a lot of things he promised to do on the campaign trail, like an economic policy of which the world has never seen. He tends to repeat himself quite a bit because of his limited vocabulary. In fact, there’s a story claiming when he met with European leaders, they made up a game of word bingo.
What they would do is pick one of his often repeated words like tremendous, amazing, terrible, disaster and you would get points for each time he said it. This makes it seem like world leaders view our President as kind of a buffoon. Now where would they get that impression unless they watch him on television or met him in person?
Later in the week, when he needed some attention, Trump tweeted out,
“Military solutions are now in place, locked and loaded should North Korea act unwisely.”
See, more pretend tough guy. Trump also tweeted this week that he had been renovating and making improvements to the U.S. Nuclear arsenal since he took office. The military denied this statement, but it doesn’t matter does it? The man seems to live in his own little world. Wait until the evening of August 21 when Trump tweets that he hopes everyone enjoys the Solar Eclipse he provided…Yeah, but you won’t bet me that he doesn’t, will you?
When the press tried to insinuate some of his crazy claims were lies, they were scolded by Trump spokesperson, KellyAnne Conway. She told them they weren’t really lies because Donald Trump believes they are true…There, don’t you feel better now?
Most of us have lived our entire lives with the threat of nuclear holocaust. I don’t remember it ever escalating to this point. This may be because we are living in a time, “the likes of which the world has never seen.” So now we watch as these two lunatics compete to see who has the biggest…ok, let’s say hands.
I just always felt that even though the capabilities existed, nobody would be crazy enough to destroy the planet. In the end, sanity would prevail…but now, I er, um…anyway, I feel fine.
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