I’m not a good person. I used to wake up every morning and mutter, “I wonder if Trump died of a heart attack in the night?” as a sort of prayer.
I know it’s bad to wish ill on anyone, but I figured it’s OK in Trump’s case because he wishes ill on me. Did I just invent the doctrine of pre-emptive defensive curses?
Now that Biden and Harris have been inaugurated, I’m going to switch to praying for Biden’s heart attack. It’s nothing personal, but I think it’d be just great if he burns through his mythical “political capital” and keels over, painlessly, and dies. He’s got what he wanted, he’s at the pinnacle of his life, it’s all downhill from here, and he wouldn’t have to deal with the odious Mitch McConnell. Of course, he’s a politician and a paid-up member of the oligarchy – he enjoys that sort of stuff. I admit, if I were him, I’d be burning incense and candles and praying for McConnell’s heart attack. I have long suspected that, emotionally, Washington DC looks like a circular firing squad, where everybody hates everybody else so much the air seethes with death wishes.
Am I being too honest? I’m not sure.
I don’t even care for VP Harris, so I guess I’d like to see her become president, “to own the servatives” or something like that. Mostly, I think Biden’s way past his “sell by” date and is probably being propped up by a team of scientists who are keeping him alive like some kind of animatronic special effect. Harris is, by virtue of her not being a demented old oligarch, a better candidate for president, and it’s as simple as that. Besides, nothing would make the conspiracy theorists heads explode more thoroughly than seeing their Qanon fantasy of Trump installing himself as fascist dictator turn into the ground-breaking presidency of a black woman.
If that happens, someone needs to start leaking rumors that it was all a set-up arranged by a secret liberal cabal. Never mind. That’ll happen on its own. But the fact is, the oligarchy won’t care – they’ve locked in their control of the american political system for another 8 years, and any reform of capitalism, labor laws, environment (serious environment) change, and scaling back the military are all off the table. We’re looking at the successful re-installation of the “divide and rule” oligarchy and the two party system. Hopefully, there will be a switchover in which the party of losers that beats itself up becomes the republicans, for a while, but it hardly matters.
Note: I am not equivocating. Biden/Harris is a huge step in a good direction away from Trump/Pence. The lesser of two evils has prevailed.
But, damn, I’m sick of the way they’re already pretending the Biden’s a great guy. And they’re already beating the “Unity” drums. I don’t want unity. I want the bastards kicked out, unemployed, and locked in cages so they can see what it feels like. I want careers ended. What we’re going to get is a return to business as usual. So excuse me while I pray that doesn’t happen.
And, what the fuck, can we stop celebrating inaugurations? It’s not a party opportunity for patriots, its a dance for suckers who have subordinated themselves to an evil political system. Who wants to go dance at their own abnegation? The only song they should play is, naturally, “We Won’t Get Fooled Again” except it needs to be updated to be less optimistic.
Does the word “inauguration” have anything to do with “augury”? Maybe instead of having Lady Gaga show off her voice, they should read Mitch McConnell’s entrails for portents.
PS – a special “Fuck You” to the Secret Service and FBI, who got all upset about a washed-up comedian doing a sketch with a fake “Donald Trump head” then turned around and ignored a real attempt at an insurrection. Go worry about what matters, you jackasses. And, please don’t take my “I’ll pray for Biden’s heart attack” as a threat. Delenda FBI.