This controversial issue is being addressed today by the writer on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized as a pundit to comment on the perplexing behavior of the president.
A Patriot Defends His President
Regarding “This Russian thing,” as our president correctly referred to the hoax invented by fake news to prevent him from making America great again—
And before I go on, I want to make it perfectly clear that I am not now, nor ever have been, Russophobic;
True, I am a card-carrying Registered Republican, a membership dating back to ancient times when the Republicans were the party of Joe McCarthy and HUAC, when we looked for, and found, commies hiding under every bed;
Furthermore, I am proud to say my mother was a Daughter of the Russian Revolution (DRR), and my father was born in Czarist Russia at the peak of its glory (1898)—
Is the president a traitor?
Nyet, I say.
Neither do I believe, at this point in time, the president is a secret agent. He is constitutionally incapable of keeping a secret, as his early morning twittering will attest (See his transgender military directive without informing his generals).
Nor is he smart enough to come up with concealment devices like Col. Abel’s split nickel trick (See “Bridge of Spies”).
It’s also true our man in the White House is totally ignorant about American history, especially the part about Russo-American affairs and the cold war.
For example, there was his initiative at the first meeting with President Putin offering to share our secrets with the Communists in the name of co-existence and friendship. The Rosenbergs had the same idea in 1953, and what did it get Ethel and Julius?
Yes, he is stupid, but he shares that trait with millions of Americans who voted for him because he will drain the swamp, throw the rascals out, and bring in new rascals. The freedom to be dumb as a post is a right guaranteed constitutionally.
There is nothing in our laws requiring the president be a MENSA graduate or have an IQ in three figures.
And he does not seem to have been accumulating wisdom and enlightenment in his first six months in the Oval Office. If anything, with his narcissistic personality disorder and his sentences becoming shorter and syntactic simpler and more tortured, with fewer syllables and lowered percentage of unique words, standard measurements neurologists use to assess disease-related cognitive impairment, the state of the president’s mind may be alarming.
But none of this qualifies as treason or removal from office on the grounds of being un-American.
It’s time we cut the president some slack. The job is more complex than he thought.
Much has been made of the blooming bromance with President Putin— one of the greatest love stories ever told. But our president has emotional attachments to all tyrants.
Still I can understand the attraction to Putin. He is rich. The former KGB killer, a successor to Stalin, a man whose understanding of the democratic election process is that it’s all right to poison opponents, have them accidentally fall off roofs, is richer than the Rockefellers, his role models. Our POTUS has never met a billionaire he didn’t like.
Besides, Putin is not really a communist, as The Nation has suggested. The Marxist –Leninist dialectic today is each according to his need, each according to his greed.
Every Russian boy and girl today wants to grow up to be an oligarch, a corrupt kleptocrat, owning a piece of a gas and oil franchise. They admire Putin’s new economic profit-sharing reforms, which made him the richest billionaire in Russian history: equally, one ruble for the state, one ruble for Putin and his crony oligarchs, or whatever parity plan is in effect.
Forget health care, tax reform, rebuilding the infrastructure neglected because of a half century of building nuclear weapons to protect us from the Rooskies.
What this administration is about is the struggle between rival money-hungry autocrats. A real estate gonif vs. a crooked neo-capitalist who is robbing the Russian people blind! I’m betting on our guy. USA, USA!
No matter how the unpleasantness of the sanctions works out, don’t be surprised if it all ends up with Putin giving his rival in Washington the Order of Parental Glory, usually awarded for parents with seven or more children, waived for the president with only five, not counting his favorite son-in-law, Jared, because Ivanka, Don Jr. and the rest of the collective are such a wonderful family.
One thing can be said for certain: whatever happens with the sanctions and the fake media-invented witch hunt, the two Congressional investigations and the work of the special counsel and all the revelations, fact or fiction, still to come about the Communist cell in the White House, the patriotic Americans who voted for their hero Trump will say “so what?”
So what? is the rallying cry of the Trumpian Revolution. It doesn’t matter what he does, or doesn’t do, in office.
August 3, 2017