Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A Day In The Anti-Life - Alternate Universes!
I sometimes think my long years of experience with comics and science fiction and the myriad worlds and variations on worlds which are encountered therein has in particularly prepared me for the coming of what is often referred to in the media as "Trumpworld". "Trumpworld", or the reality which surrounds our current "so-called" President is a "reality" (note the quotes...as we've learned quotes are mucho important) which is often filled with alternative facts and downright hoaxes, the stuff and matter which fills the "brain" of our current Crackpot-In-Chief.
I'm a lifelong follower of hoaxes and crackpot theories, though more as someone fascinated by what makes such claptrap tick rather than involving myself in the theories themselves. Whether one adheres to the outlandish concepts of the Flat Earth Society, the acolytes of Erich Van Daniken, or even the invariably disproven claims of the current "Leader" of the Free World (again notice the quotes), it is incumbent on reasoning people to use the best information available to them to calculate a reasonable understanding of the world around them.
I've long used Carl Sagan's oft-quoted approach of "extraordinary claims requiring extraordinary evidence" to help me sort out the daily chaff which fills the coffers of the modern internet-consuming citizen. You suggest something is amazing and true, then it's up to you to put forth evidence which is compelling and it absolutely ain't up to me to disprove the negative (actual reality most often) to refute your nonsense. Thus it is with the "great and powerful" Trump.
When in a fit of old man rage he ranted that Barrack Obama had "wiretapped" his NYC obelisk, he made a claim so extraordinary that it was incumbent on the common folk to demand extraordinary evidence. Instead we get nothing, but a smear based on nonsense cobbled together from random speculation based on scant actual facts. In an alternate universe where enthusiasm and conviction replace reason and wisdom, we are now consumed by the evident fact that our current "so-called" President is an unctuous liar. We already knew this, but always people who hope to glean a bit of ready cash off the power bestowed on Trump are willing to throw themselves and their tattered credibility on the pyre of his prevarications.
Hopefully this ends, but of course it will never end until the mope who pretends to lead our country is at the end of his natural tenure, is removed from office, or wanders off Palin-like after a few years having grown bored with the actual day-to-day grind of being a leader of the people. Our "emperor" has no clothes and it's well past time that everyone with even one good eye told the jaybird so.