Why Impeachment Matters
Because it would actually bring us closer together as a nation
In all likelihood the imagery seen above would not at all be a victory nor exact a retribution that is satisfyingly indulgent in schadenfreude. It would indeed be an embarrassing disappointment and development for our democracy, and I am willing to bet that it won’t even come close to playing out in the way this meme captures the essence of exasperation behind the persistent 60% polling disapproval of this president.
“I beat Crooked Hillary, and the electoral college is hard, it’s frankly, if we didn’t know better, and maybe we’re starting to find out things we didn’t know, it’s hard, and harder to win than the popular vote.”
“Popular vote you go to three, four states and it’s boom boom boom — it’s like the 100-yard dash versus running the mile, you practice differently. She forgot that.” — President Donald Trump, rally in Montana on September 6, 2018.
The narcissistic entitlement on display only entitles you to being braggadociously incompetent and unmindfully stupid
You’re going to have a country that is going to turn into a third world country. Because if the opposite party becomes president, every time before he even starts, before you’ve even found out whether or not he or she is going to do a great job, they’ll say ‘We want to impeach them!’ and you’ll impeach them. It’s so ridiculous … But! We’ll worry about that if it ever happens. But if it does happen, it’s your fault, ’cause you didn’t go out to vote. — President Donald Trump, rally in Montana on September 6, 2018.
It is not unreasonable to the senses nor is it complicated enough to discern that Donald Trump’s presidency represents an inflated sense of entitlement by way of a vitiation of the constitution snd the office of president of the United States that imbues a wayward psychological disposition for his diehard supporters. It encourages and permits — unconscionably — a zero sum framework proposition as an amendment to the social contract that enforces and incentivizes disenfranchisement over social equality, again. This undue enrichment of social capital that auspiciously captures and reimagines aspects of whiteness and its superiority creates a feeling of tumult with our political and nonpolitical interactions as well as in our relationships as Americans.
Senator John McCain simply displayed a sense of decency that many in his political circle and in his so-called superior race can’t seem to muster. Could it be that the ties that bond in white supremacy cannot simply be broken?
Speaking of sensibilities, we know some sensibilities are harmed by amoralism regardless of political affiliation as written by the anonymous White House senior official’s unsurprising screed about his or her boss’s acumen and unbecoming behaviors.
This is cultural entitlement personified. The suggestion that America has been made safer and more prosperous though supersedes any amoralistic development by their party’s leader and warrants remaining anonymous yet ingratiating to preserving democratic principles.
White narcissism is based on an ideology that was born from the terrible nature of slavery. If you are privileged enough to own another human being, define that slave as non-human, abuse and kill randomly and capriciously, then you begin to feel as if you must be truly special. It is a breeding ground for arrogance, grandiosity, entitlement, and exploitation of others. It makes “spoiling a child” — a process we usually refer to as bad — nothing in comparison. If you want to ruin a person psychologically, make him or her a slave or a slave owner. Both positions are psychological tragedies. — Ron McDonald, White Narcissism, December 1, 2014.
Slavery as it were doesn’t exist in the same fashion today, however the psychological toll does remain and it wasn’t simply absolved by Barack Obama’s two term election to President of the United States. What took its place was an era of Jim Crow laws and a social conditioning under what preceded this present day social contract. It is why police brutality of Blacks and people of color — both female and male continue unabated to this day with little due process and weight of justice. It is why the president calls for the disenfranchisement of Black NFL players who kneel for civil rights under the flag. It is why we look askance at the President taking credit for low unemployment rate for Blacks and his chalking it up to ‘what do we have to lose?’
Apparently a whole lot more in terms of the zero sum game being played here. What we are being sanctioned, arreseted and killed for, or being lawfully discriminated against in return for the racial etiquette demanded is simply a restoration of unquestionable racial authority to appease resentment and tolerate white narcissism.
This profoundly affects the world view and in that view there are people who are neither racially white or Black.
And yet — and yet it was a very smart deal for North Korea. Goodwill is very important. But we signed a wonderful paper saying they’re going to denuclearize their whole thing. It’s going to all happen.
But now, you know, you’re back — I was back I think six days, “Why hasn’t is started? Why?” I mean, these guys, like — Obama was very close to going to war. You have 30 million people in Seoul. It’s 30 miles off the border. And that’s a tough border. Thousands of — of cannons, they call them. These are big, big guns. I’m not even talking about nuclear. You could have lost 30, 40, 50 million people. You could have had a war like you haven’t had in a long time.
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The impeachment matters more now than previously thought. It matters because the 60% making up our democracy says it does. It matters because the truth still matters, not the lies that divides and tempers this nation.