It is a marker in time,
A moment in history.
We the people,
We, who retain ourselves and our conscience,
We, who are not blinded by the bamboozle,
We of many beliefs, opinions, and perspectives,
In as many places,
In as many districts,
As is possible,
In every state,
Across the country.
The very heart and soul of the nation is at stake.
John McCain will never be forgiven by the Deplorables as the white man who lost the presidency to a black man.
So, disturbed by their shaken world, they picked the racist bully, who spoke to their fears, their anger, and their hatred, whose career started by assuring them that the election of the black man couldn’t have been legitimate, and the presidency couldn’t have been lost in a fair election.
When that lie no longer served Trump, and he had already won the confidence of the base, he simply discarded it, with a knowing wink, that they heard loud and clear, but his base knew the truth, and accepted him.
Trump was the only thing they could do to preserve their shattered world of white supremacy.
It was too big of a hurdle to follow a black president with an old woman, so they had to vilify both, she must be a crook and a criminal. How could that old frail woman have risen up to come so close to the presidency, she surely must be tricking them.
So threatened was their world that they rallied behind a liar and a con man, ignoring their own leaders as not strong enough, and the hateful base winnowed away a crowded field until Trump stood as the only choice, the rallied the rest, and the party followed.
So instead of following principle, policy, ideology, they sold themselves out to a man, to follow his comforting lies and deception. Instead, they followed the man who tweaked and manipulated them with comforting lies, that made the world what they wanted to believe.
They will divide and conquer, and no institution alone is strong enough to resist. Not even once beloved institutions of football or iconic companies like Harley Davidson. Not even the Congress, that once before, within the memory of generations still alive, took down a president who had done far less wrong doing.
They have portrayed the press, as an enemy, not the eyes and the ears of the people, because the truth is their enemy.
Now, they will even turn their former standard bearer, their own candidate for the presidency from only a decade ago.
How dare John McCain betray them by not going along with the bamboozle? McCain lost the presidency because of integrity and honor, what the Deplorables no longer respect. McCain didn’t fight hard and dirty enough in their eyes, winning is all that matters in their world.
So the hero, who endured five years as a POW, “how dare he be shot down and captured?” became their villain.
They must make McCain a traitor and a villain, how dare he not be in lockstep with the cult of personality surrounding Trump? McCain must be a traitor to them, for if he is not in their eyes, they have to accept what they have done, and that is unbearable truth for those who have betrayed themselves to a fraud.
So, Trump again sends the signal to them, the dog whistle that says, “I am one of you, I am your only hope.” With silence of words, crossed arms, and a flag not flown in grief and respect. Then with a wink, after the point made, he releases a statement and lowers the flag, but the Deplorables know, they have heard the message loud and clear.
They are on the march and on the move.