"You in danger, gurl."
Or to paraphrase. 'You in danger, country."
Since November 8, 2016, it is not a stretch to say much of this country has moved through the days like Patrick Swayze's character - uncertain, frightened, angry, trying hard to understand what has happened to us, trying to make it unhappen to us, searching in vain for someone to help us, and wondering what is next?
The ascension of Trump to the oval will be remembered as one of the darkest, most criminal laden days in this country's history. A day when 60+ million citizens stood up and cheered for vanity, hubris, pussy grabbing, a criminal past, misogyny, failure, birtherism, bigotry, and racism. A day when, as it is increasingly being proven, a foreign country waged an electronic war to place an asset of its choosing into office. A day when all respect for the Constitution, diplomacy, leadership, norms, and checks and balances was cast aside.
November 8, 2016, honor was replaced with deceit, integrity was pinkslipped for power, and an entire political party proudly began shredding everything that has held this country together.
It has all been about the grift - how much can we steal while we hold onto power? How much can we indulge our lust for the good life (looking at you Scott Pruitt)? Trump's coffers continue to be filled as the word emoluments has lost all meaning. And the lackeys who should be leading the charge to sustain, apply, and defend our Constitution - McConnell and Ryan - lie, obfuscate, and run away from any question that even implies they are responsible, complicit.
On Friday, 12 more people were indicted in this entire Russian election war. Pause. Yes, war. Fuck words that soft peddle this action. Tampering, meddling - NO. It was an act of war. A successful one. 12 Russian GRU agents. INDICTED. And if you would take the time to read the pages released, there is no way you could come away still buying the Trump branded Witchhunt© line. You would understand that more shoes are about to drop, and they won't be on Russians. These will be on Americans.
This was made available to the United States public on FRIDAY. We then come to find out that Trump had been made aware of this prior to his leaving for his latest abuse of Air Force One. HE KNEW ALL OF THIS.
Yet this morning, he disappeared into a room, and was alone with Putin for HOURS. When they emerged and took to twin podiums, like some perverse Thing 1 and Thing 2, he committed one of the most sickening acts of disloyalty, nay, TREASON, yet.
He sided with a hostile foreign government, run by a murderous former KGB agent, over The United States of America and every intelligence agency contained within. When asked by the press whether he had confronted Putin with the evidence? He sided with the cartoonish Russian gangster because Putin was "extremely strong and powerful in his denials."
Fuck you, you deranged, syphilitic toad. A toddler is extremely strong and powerful in their denials when confronted while eating a cookie they sneaked from the counter. Ever seen a teenager lie? Holy hell, it's an extremely strong and powerful scene worthy of an Oscar nod. How about a cheating spouse? Surely you understand that Emmy worthy performance, you stained, oozing cockwart.
And his minions in Congress, his toadies in the Senate, and his dirt dumb base, are defending him.
Make no mistake, MAGAts - while your behavior and defense of this cretinous piece of shit has been disturbing up to now? There is no other way to say it - YOU ARE TRAITORS TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
We get it when it comes to reprobates like the enabling GOPers in office. The GOP is completely drunk on power and desperate to keep it. We know what they get out of it - money, privilege, perks. But what do you get, Mr and Mrs MAGAt in the cul-de-sac? You, the GOPer in the increasingly expensive MAGA hat made in tariff laden China? How about you, the coal miner with no job who is going to die of lung disease long before your mine ever sees a canary again? You, in the Fuck Your Feelings tshirt straining at your girth that will no longer be covered because a Cheeto addiction is a pre-existing condition? How about you, in the back with the AK strapped around your belly? What are you getting out of this other than a FOX boner?
You are not part of a winning season, you pathetic pool of ignorance. YOU ARE A TRAITOR. You are now cheering your cult leader siding with ANOTHER foreign dictator cum madman. You cheered his farce of a meeting with Kim Jong Un, and happily ignore the evidence that it was all a photo op and a lie that accomplished nothing. And you cannot hide behind your chosen and willful stupidity. At the basest level, you know exactly how you would be rending your garments if this had been President Obama. Hell, you practically stroked out over him using mustard and wearing a brown suit.
Had that been President Obama this morning, having been fully briefed on the additional 12 Russian agents and their actions against the USA, holding a lovefest in private with Putin, and then standing at a podium next to him and deriding this country you profess to love so much, you know what your reaction would have been. You would be demanding he be met on the tarmac with articles of impeachment when he landed back in this country. You would be disgusted, nauseated, infuriated, embarrassed.
If ANY of Trump's behaviors, actions, lies, or proven treasonous affiliations had been done by him, you would have set the White House alight by now.
Yet you stand there draped in an American flag defending the most heinous act we have seen a President commit - on the international stage, calling this country stupid and siding with a murderous thug whose country has provably fucked with our election system.
Remember how you tore your hair out when the Dixie Chicks criticized Bush while overseas? You boycotted. You burned their CDs. You ruined their career. Because you deemed them unpatriotic. You now call for the heads of those who do not clap for your leader, who dare to not stand during the anthem. Well, we see how far your patriotism extends. Taking a knee? BAD. Your President running down this country and all of its intelligence agencies? WOO HOO! GREAT! BUY ME ANOTHER MAGA HAT!
In Ghost, Patrick Swayze could only watch helplessly as events unfolded before him. As he watched those he loved be put in danger. As he saw the betrayals taking place right in front of him, unable to reach out and stop them.
That character is us. It is all happening right in front of our faces. Yet we are as impotent as a ghost to make it stop. Our only chance is the ballot box. A tsunami of voters too huge to be washed out by continued outside forces.
We in danger, gurl.