Calm and Calculated

Did you see this pair of Tweets this morning? It’s like he sent them off while his nurse was pounding on his door, telling him it was time for his daily injection:

So much Fake News about what is going on in the White House. Very calm and calculated with a big focus on open and fair trade with China, the coming North Korea meeting and, of course, the vicious gas attack in Syria. Feels great to have Bolton & Larry K on board. I (we) are………..doing things that nobody thought possible, despite the never ending and corrupt Russia Investigation, which takes tremendous time and focus. No Collusion or Obstruction (other than I fight back), so now they do the Unthinkable, and RAID a lawyers office for information! BAD!

They were immediately followed by

Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

and then, as the meds kicked in,

Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?

Some social scientist somewhere probably dreamed of running an experiment in which he put an anti-social 3-year-old in charge of the world’s biggest nuclear arsenal and then subjected him to various stimuli to see how he would respond. We are about to find out.

An even more interesting experiment would be to tell a large sample of people (say the population of the world’s richest and most powerful nation) that an anti-social 3-year-old is running things, and then study their reactions to his various provocations. Would there be epidemics of people dancing themselves to death, like there were in the Middle Ages? Would Gnostic doom cults arise, as they did in the latter days of the Roman Empire? Or would life go on as usual? It will be interesting to read the history books, if there are any.

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One thought on “Calm and Calculated

  1. Life will go on; planet earth and history books to boot. By now it is evident to all leaders in the world that the right way to deal with Trump is to 1) either kiss ass and reap the benefits or 2) ignore him outright and hope he doesn’t notice you or your country.

    As far as Putin. He’ll go along with Trump’s shenanigans. The US will shoot its load, Russia will try and intercept and that will be that. If Putin escalates, that may be a problem. But I doubt he will knowing full well that dangerous hawks surround Trump and are itching for a fight.

    Trump’s base may well keep him in line as the antiwar faction within far outweighs the hawks. If Bolton et al. try their BS on Iran Trump will get the picture instantly how antiwar his base really are.

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