Neilizms, is the political voice of artist/actor and writer Neil Feigeles. After spending most of life quietly on the side watching the Powers That Be throw us practically in a ditch, as racism and greed have taken over the political world we live in. As I watch the rest of the world seemingly catching up to ours, I find it hard to believe ours is going backwards...
Monday, January 08, 2018
HAPPY NEW YEARS TO US ALL, AS DONALD’S PRESIDENCY BEGINS IMPLODING IN A BLAZE OF FIRE AND FURY… APPARENTLY ITS AS INSANE INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE AS MOST OF US FEARED
I never thought I say this, but thank you Stephen K. Bannon. As famous break-ups go, Trump’s and his former Alt-right pal might be one for the ages, as its ramifications could lead to the ending of a Presidency
WHAT A WAY TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR, as Stephen Bannon, once Donald’s most trusted partner in crime, has now been suddenly transformed into a pariah by the Trumpeters. Apparently treasonous Trump hasn’t learned the oldest rule in the book, if you drop one of your former friends or throw away a henchmen, you better make sure they can’t come back to bite you in the ass. One would think someone who has spent most of his business career and life dealing with shady characters would know that. Guess not.
Just remember sir, what you’ve accomplished together or what they helped you accrue, is now fodder for their own financial gain, self preservation and most importantly getting even with you, the person who kicked them out of their seats of power. For some reason when its time for any of the Trumpeters gooses to be cooked, why do I feel each and every one of the lot will probably sing to save themselves. I’m just wondering if any will be idiotic fools to take the punishment for the old man, and spend years in prison for the crimes Donald most likely committed.
Its becoming a daily thing and I’ve lost count how many times I’ve thought that we finally found the bombshell which could be the thing that puts the Trump Presidency in our nation’s rear view mirror. There’s got to be a law of averages, right? One of these days, one of these bombshells has to be one too many for even the staunchest believer in Donald’s America to take, right? At least one can hope, well at least I can, that something happens before its too late to save our Democracy and probably our planet. Am I the only one who fears for our actual world? That Donald’s nuclear button’s hugeness or should I write his madness, causes Kim Jong-un to test Trump by actually pushing his own very tiny button and the end of life as we know it begins?
Hopefully Thursday’s big seismic event could change or should I write shorten Donald’s time in office. It seems the political world erupted in the wee hours of the morning, when the publicity departments behind a new book by Michael Wolff entitled ‘Fire and Fury’ had their dreams fulfilled. As their advance word made the cable news media talking heads and the online world explode with excitement, accusation and all manner of overzealous political intrigue. Turning the book into a number one best seller that could help take down a President, even before it was released. Of course it probably won’t and as with all the other scandals that have rocked this White House, Donald will probably somehow make this one as frivolous as all the other potential terminators of Trumps master plan to take over the world.
I awoke with a news message on my iPhone’s screen informing me that Bannon and Trump were officially off as a couple. I then turned on my television and was slammed by non-stop chatter about that days latest unbelievable news worthy announcement. Helped mightedly by Donald J. Trump’s very own tweets, as well as Sarah Huckabee Sanders tone-deaf responses during that days political briefing, which pretty much blew apart any defense that Donald Trump and his Trumpeters had come up with. Of course taking sides when we are discussing treason in the Oval Office is the last thing people should be doing, but sadly is the only thing we’ve been seeing since Donald somehow transformed into the 45th President of the United States.
Hysterically Donald’s attorneys tried and failed to shut the book down before it was even published by firing off a cease and desist letter to the publisher. So to spite the threat of legal action, the publisher announced it would be released Friday, four days earlier than it was expected to come out. “So now Bannon has lost his mind”, that is according to one of Donald J. Trump’s tweets. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. But why do I feel like I’ve heard this song before? While you serve the devil, he loves you and counts the many ways you helped him. But once you go against his royal lowness, you are immediately a nut job, called a coffee boy, a nobody, and a fool thats making everything up. As with every previous former Trumpian who has fallen in disfavor of The Donald, as soon as you are disloyal, you earn a nickname, in this case “Sloppy Steve” and the wrath of all the players in Donald’s devious plans. Not surprisingly Steven has since tried to backtrack some of the quotes in the book, explaining that what he said was misinterpreted. That he still loved his papa bear with all his heart. Sorry for the misunderstanding and please don’t put me out to pastor. What a way to kiss up and try to win back his financial backers.
The joke about the break-up and not that I’ve read the instant number one best seller, and right now I honestly am not sure if I ever will. But according to Michael Wolff, the author of the book, yes, blockbuster expose isn’t about just Bannon going off on Donald, its about everyone, and I mean everyone going off on the would be King. According to the talking heads whose craniums are exploding over this, the book is actually about everyone in the White House thinking that Donald J. Trump is a blubbering in over his head lunatic. Simply put even they think this man acts like a child whose on the cusp of having Alzheimer’s disease.
Speaking of losing your mental capacity… watching him, at least the little we see of him lately, is getting to be a game of is he losing it or has he lost it already? If the book ‘Fire and Fury’ hasn’t proven anything, who know how much of it is in fact trumped up stories and made up gossip. But the best gossip is the kind that reads and sounds real and what has been showcased in the year and a half Donald has taken over our political world. It certainly has showcased what many of us think is true about whats going on behind the scenes, and it surely goes with the many comments that have been leaked throughout 2017. Plus seeing his reactions to it, his arguments that he’s a genius, that he’s stable, that he’s been honest 100% of the time, simply make him look and sound even crazier.
Oh about that limited time that we the people get to see his majesty, what gives? As far as I figure out since Donald was sworn in, he has had one press briefing. One, in an entire year as President. The only questions he ever answers that is if he chooses to, is when he’s on stage with foreign dignitaries or when he’s signing off on another one of his decrees. Otherwise the only way we knows he’s alive and kicking are his tweets, or when we see him while he golfs on his presidential tour of Trump properties, or when he’s seen reading teleprompters of speeches which he might be reading for the first time.
So I have to ask, what’s with the ‘Big Brother’ video at Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ press event? Makes you think the puppet smackdown that Hillary Clinton hurled at him during the debate was true. Actually it reminded me more of the Star Trek episode, “The Corbomite Maneuver” when the alien in order to strike fear in his foes, presents himself as a grotesque blue-skinned humanoid. Much like in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, whats behind the curtain turns out to be a meek little man. Well in the real world the man on the video tape is probably considered closer to obese and sadly he’s probably losing his mind. But whats really scary and oh so maddening is how his buddies in power are giving it a pass.
We’re almost one year in and Donald’s trying to play President very badly has only made all my worst fears seem like little nothings. I mean before it was a reality I had an inkling how bad it could be and yes wrote many a tirade about how unprepared, ill-equipped and out of his league he would be if God forbid he won the job. My worries about Hillary which were mostly stoked by the non-stop assault by the liars out there, was that she somehow wouldn’t get the job. Worrying about her abilities, her capabilities or her mental capacity never came to mind with her. I just worried that lies and conspiracies would take her down. Sadly with whats been in the news lately I find it still so upsetting, that before election day I was worried people wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, possibly the most qualified person ever to run for President, because she was a woman. That part of her loss has never really been discussed or put into the explanation by seemingly any of the talking heads for the reasons she isn’t the 45th President.
Which brings me to the #MeToo revolution that has taken over our world and hopefully leading us all to a better place. As I finish this, I’ve just sat through this years Golden Globes Awards whose famous faces all were seen wearing the #Timesup pins. As someone who never appreciated the fashion show element of the awards season, I found this years decision by the women of Hollywood, to wear black as opposed to the color of the moment, made a striking visual comment. Seeing the men as well follow their female counterparts really was a nice touch too. Listening to all the powerful women make their statements was exciting to say the least, but Oprah Winfrey’s speech made me go, should we start discussing a run for her Presidency. I mean lets talk about universal love, about someone who can really make a speech, and actually be coherent. Talk about a person whose the total opposite of the man currently called the president of these United States.
I’m sure I’m not the first person to think the #MeToo movement really had its start with Donald J. Trump’s own bad behavior. Sadly I think the sweeping changes in our society, the firings and social media uprisings that have occurred recently, might have altered the final results if the election was occurring now as opposed to when the end of our nation began on election night. At least one would hope, if the Access Hollywood tape came out today, after the Harvey Weinstein and the Kevin Spacey revelations, helped destroy their careers, and several others, that if Donald was heard on a tape today, he wouldn’t have gotten away with grabbing any ladies by their P-ssy… don’t you?
I spend way a lot of time trying to believe our national nightmare is just a bad dream. Way too much of that time has been preoccupied trying to figure out how so many people could’ve been so fooled? And seriously too much time wondering how people like Sean Hannity can look at themselves in the mirror and how their viewers can watch him without their heads exploding from the share garbage that he’s spewing on a nightly basis. Hopefully someday soon we can all look back when this chapter in our nation’s history is over, that is if any of us survive it, and see that in the end it was a learning experience. One of those era’s that the human race had to live through and survive to get to the next level in its development.
After we survived Nixon and Ford by getting in Jimmy Carter I had hoped we as a nation had learned. But sadly instead Ronald Reagan came into office. I for one wasn’t a fan and was extremely happy when Bill Clinton became President and seemingly set our nation on a course to the future. But the chad got in the way and George Walker Bush with the help of his Vice President almost destroyed our nation. But again we were saved by a Democrat, when Barack Obama rescued us from the edge of disaster. I had hoped, when Hillary Clinton was on the horizon the people had learned the lying game the Republicans always played and wised up and finally ended the vicious cycle. But sadly no, there are still too many people out there that never learn. You would think that after the almost full year of a disaster of a Presidency, that this time the wake-up call would finally end the madness. I have to believe it will this time, but if a fool who sent us into war with the wrong nation can somehow win a second term, why shouldn’t Donald? I should add that Donald is trying to compare himself to Reagan, which honestly is a really bad comparison. Remember Ronnie’s mind went, some say during his tenure as president, seems thats exactly what is happening to him.
As the ramifications of Fire and Fury reverberate, Donald and his Trumpeters are in full force defensive mold. Most of them except Jeff Sessions are meeting in Camp David and the rest of us have to wait to see if Democracy as we know it is a thing that went out with President Barack Obama. According to a lot of informed people, by the time I finish this, Jeff Sessions could be out on his posterior. Seems one scenario is Donald fires him, picks a new Attorney General who isn’t recused from the Russian Investigation and then he ends Mueller’s current gig. That’s right all the stuff that’s been uncovered so far, you know the secret, forgotten meetings that the Trumpeters attended I guess never happened. All the FBI Intel showcasing Russian electorate shenanigans were simply nothing to waste our time on. Just disregard the person behind the curtain.
Which means Democracy’s last and only hope to end our current national nightmare is the next election. Which brings be to the news we got this week that Trump dissolved his voter fraud commission. When people first heard the news there was practically dancing in the streets, but than the second shoe dropped. Apparently he has asked the Department of Homeland Security to review the findings that the commission’s vice chairman Kris Kobach and its committee had found. Simply put, they’re gonna use the Intel to stop people from voting somehow.
Sadly, and I wish I was joking, but the ways things are going by the next time voting occurs, I have a scary feeling that voting might just be a thing of the past. The Republicans signaled as much when it was reported that they had requested that instead of investigating one of the probable Russian collaborators like Flynn or even Vice President Mike Pence, they want to go after Christopher Steele of the infamous Steel Dossier. Why cause he reported the crime to the authorities or that he outed the treasonous traitors? Well I guess if they shut down the Mueller investigation, lets see if the people rise up like never before and put a scare into the powers that be. Lets see if the Donald and his band of treasonous monsters meekly leave the White House before they’re all dragged by the rioters into the streets in a bloody mess, or if we let the bad guys win and the end of the democratic experiment would have been lost by America but won by Donald and his buddy Vladimir.