Internet down at home. Technician doesn’t come until tomorrow. At a nearby coffee shop now, because I did want to post two articles I found late yesterday; both for deep background reading re: the appearance of current warmongering in Syria.
The first, from Dmitri Orlov:
and the second from The Saker:
On the other hand, maybe all this folderol is “just for show;” maybe Trump and Putin (and Xi?) are working together, trolling the world. Check this out. Sorry type is so small, but I had to read it that way too!
Meanwhile, I watched a Netflix documentary series (four hours) on Trump over the past few nights. And yes, it’s somewhat of a hit job on Trump (easy to do!), but undeniably fascinating, nonetheless.
I do still think Trump is undergoing a process of evolution throughout his lifetime. That his brash predatory capitalist origins are giving way to a larger cooperative vision that includes the whole. Am I crazy to think that? Naive? Perhaps. However, I’ve known plenty of people — including myself! — who have undergone or are presently undergoing, such an evolutionary process, moving from “service to self” to “service to others” over time, as life’s lessons are learned and larger perspectives are gained.
Working with only archival footage, I find it fascinating to watch his face and body language change through the decades, and frankly, have noticed that in the past few months, more and more news sources are displaying photographs of Trump’s head that, rather than being caricatures of the flying orange mane and pouty lips, making him look chaotic or insane, are instead, positively “presidential”! Carrying the weight of the world, he is, while fending off spies and enemies from all sides. This is no comic book. Trump displays, in real life, depending on how you view him, either “Superhero” or “Supervillain” status. Or both! One in the process of morphing into the other. Possible? Is his famous killer instinct truly morphing into world savior? Stay tuned.
And, let us remember. In actuality, he’s not saving anybody but himself. Nor are any of us saving anybody but ourselves. Remember: we all have a predatory killer instinct; it’s drummed into us from the time we were born, at least equal to the idea of “sharing our toys.” Me me me! Me first! is the motto of American educational system. Be the best, get the top grades, go to the best schools, get the best job, make the most money, achieve the highest class status, with the most and biggest stuff, etc. None of us are immune to western capitalist programming.
The question is, when we “have it all,” like Trump does, in the material world, then what? Could it be that, at this point in his long life, he really is here for the whole?
Like we all need to be, while recognizing that the center of the self is where the action is?