May 25, 2017 By Jack Jodell, American Dissident, N.M.P.
COUNTDOWN: I say, with sincere regret, that a horrible 1,337 days yet remain in this terrible administration’s term in office…
“We have all seen these circus elephants complete with tusks, ivory in their head and thick skins, who move around the circus ring and grab the tail of the elephant ahead of them.”
– John F. Kennedy –
This is my response to thick-headed, ignorant, compliant Republicans who are either too stubborn or too fearful to admit that the President is corrupt and has never been fit for his position, and that, consequently, he must be removed from office. It is based on a fictional letter sent to a young girl, and is patterned after a similar letter a newspaper editor named Francis Pharcellus Church which appeared over a century ago to an innocent young lady named Virginia O’Hanley, in reply to her inquiry as to whether or not Santa Claus was real…
Dear Editor, I am 8 years old.
Some of my little friends say my President is not a crook, and others say he is. But Rachel Maddow, Thom Hartmann, Stephanie Miller, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and a lot of others on TV seem to think he is too.
My daddy says, “If you see it in THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON POST, it’s so.”
Please tell me the truth, is my President a crook, or not?
Virginia, many of your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the cynicism of a cynical age. They get their news and information from their folks who watch Fox “News”, read the Drudge Report, or look at Breitbart – or, worse yet, they believe what their misguided parents, relatives or neighbors say instead of looking at the evidence and accepting the truth. They do not believe except what they want to. They think that nothing can be which they cannot understand with their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s, women’s, or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours humans are like mere insects, a tiny ant, in our intellect, as compared with the boundless world about us as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole truth and knowledge.
Yes, Virginia, your President IS a crook. I wish this were not the case, but it is. He is also a bully who thinks he can get whatever he wants by pushing others around or making demands on them. He thinks he doesn’t need to practice the Golden Rule with others. He thinks that love and generosity and devotion are due only to HIM, while YOU know that they abound for EVERYONE to give people’s lives their highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no kindness, or understanding, or empathy for others! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We would have no enjoyment, except in owning material things. The eternal light with which childhood, innocence, and idealism fills the world would be extinguished.
Not a crook! You might as well believe that the President never tried to short-pay his contractors (which he has done throughout his entire career), or threatened his FBI Director James Comey into not investigating him or his campaign’s ties to a foreign country called Russia! After he fired Comey, he even told the Russians he had done so to relieve the “pressure” Comey’s investigation was putting on him – and by firing Comey, he was actually guilty of obstruction of justice, which is a very HUGE crime! You might as well have believed that his bragging about American Intelligence and revealing his source for that information to those top-level Russian officials didn’t jeopardize that source, which it did; or the way he has tried to use his office and influence to gain further wealth for his family and business interests, which he HAS, or to believe he wasn’t fibbing with his numerous ridiculous unfilled campaign promises like he would build a wall between us and Mexico that Mexico would pay for, which hasn’t happened, and instead he put it into his own budget (which, if passed, AMERICANS will pay for), or that on his first day as President he would “repeal and replace Obamacare” (which still hasn’t happened)! You may have believed that nearly every weekend he wouldn’t have wasted taxpayer money by going to one of his golf course-retreats (at a cost of more than $3 MILLION to taxpayers per trip), or that he wouldn’t have doubled the price for others to golf at those spots (which he has). You might even have not believed that he has refused to read daily briefings prepared for him… For the most real things in this world are those that neither children nor men can see, like the serenity a poor mother has in knowing that her economic assistance check will help pay for food and clothing for her children, or the knowledge a poverty-stricken person has that his or her medical needs will be taken care of with Medicaid, or the serenity an elderly person feels in knowing that Social Security will help them pay their bills and Medicare will help them with their many medical needs in old age. Of course, the President and his Republican friends in Congress like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell want to take all of that AWAY from people, and that is a REAL crime! Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world, or how very much they mean and are needed by desperate, un-rich people.
You can tear apart a baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which neither the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, empathy, and kindness can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernatural beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real and necessary? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else as real and abiding, and the President and his Republican friends want to take it all away from those who need it the most.
Not a crook! Thank God this President can and will someday soon be removed from office! A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay – 10 times 10 thousand years from now, this man will continue to be remembered for his cruelty and self-centered greed! He may or may not be punished for his crimes, but he will always be remembered for them! There once was a wise old man who said “spare the rod and spoil the child” which means, of course, that if young children are allowed to have or take anything they want, they will grow into spoiled, selfish adults who will hurt people. Let that be a lesson to you: when you grow up and if you decide to have your own children, don’t allow them to have or take whatever they want whenever they want to. Teach them to think of others and respect their wishes, or you, too, may find you have raised a terrible, rotten, spoiled little person like the President!
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