Last night I laughed. I laughed when James Comey stated that he doesn’t believe Trump is mentally incompetent, or in the early stages of dementia. I found it amusing because Trump comes across as a bumbling ignoramus; acting like a foolish clown most of the time. I laughed and rolled my eyes when Comey went so far as to say that Trump strikes him as someone with above average intelligence who tracks the crowd and knows what is going on. I laughed because Trump acts like a petulant child who is only focused on himself. He is the epitome of a dim-witted spoiled little rich boy who is lucky if he can tie his own shoes. I found it amusing that there was anyone who couldn’t see Trump is a bumbling fool who is blatantly senile.
I am not laughing now. I woke up this morning to a cold, and daunting thought. I have been so focused on ridiculing Trump, and the people who believe every word he says with the enthusiasm of a child waiting for Santa Clause, that I forgot to look behind the curtain. What if his bumbling idiocy is in fact, an act meant to disguise his true character? What if he is actually smart enough to “dumb it down” for the demographic he wants to reach? I have often said the only thing that is preventing Trump from fully becoming the new Hitler, is that Hitler was an intelligent man. If Comey is correct, then we have a bigger problem on our hands than initially thought.
If Trump hasn’t been doing all of this damage to our nation because of his bumbling inadequacy, he has been doing it with malicious intent. It is calculated. It is intentional. It is focused demolition. If he is in fact more intelligent than he pretends to be, then he has been systematically dismantling our democracy with the same skill Hitler used to exterminate the Jews during the Holocaust. It is the act of a sociopathic dictator with narcissistic delusional tendencies, who has the power to take down a nation and possibly destroy the world. That may seem like an irrational fear, but when a leader who has displayed cold and calculated narcissism coupled with a tendency for impulsivity and destructive choices has access to the nuclear codes, everyone should be afraid.
While feeling a sense of bemused amusement because of his tyrannical attitudes, excessive incompetence, petulant spoiled rich kid behavioral issues and pre-pubescent level temper tantrums, I truly hadn’t bothered to look deeper. While I have been appalled and raged at the damage he is doing to the American image, as well as the lack of humanity and social conscience he displays, I have not analyzed the variables of reality as I am normally prone to do. I have looked upon the face he created for his core constituents, and limited my assessment to that. I have to wonder now if I was in fact, refusing to see the truth because it was far too dark to accept.
Perhaps, in my agitated amusement, I did not want to see the the reality that is gripping our nation. So it was easier to believe that he was nothing more than a bumbling moron who would eventually be a faded memory on the American horizon. Trump, in my assessment, was simply a snake oil salesman who would fade into oblivion and we could return to life as normal. However, if Comey is correct then Trump is as bigger threat to our nation, and the world as a whole, than Hitler was before WW II. While we focus on trump’s racism, misogyny, illegal activities, loathsome inhumanity, and petulant mannerisms, his true purpose may still be unknown. Hitler played his cards close to his chest until he was ready to reveal his hand. Time will only tell what Trump’s end game is, and how detrimental it will most certainly be to our once great nation.
So, while I may have been laughing last night, I am not laughing today. Today I sit in a somber reality of what has already transpired, and the horrors that are lingering in the darkest shadows.