CONUNDRUM – A QUANDARY ENCLOSED BY CONFUSION AND VEXATION – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Conundrum

We are living in a conundrum of rather massive proportions. The definition is confusing because the word is confusing.

It is a difficult, vexatious problem. It is not unlike an enigma. It may be a riddle impossible to solve. It’s a quandary, often with many potential solutions, but none which work.

We live in a nation of laws where laws don’t seem to have any current relevance. Our protections — Congress and the Supreme Court — are as much a part of the conundrum as the moron in the middle. We can’t count on protections from anywhere. Where a few years ago, we were nervous and worried, today many of us are plain terrified.

He was described last Sunday by Jake Tapper as follows:

We have a “leader” who cannot lead because he knows nothing. That would be bad enough, but he also doesn’t accept advice from those who actually do know many of the answers.

He is driving the world like a 12-year-old kid who just stole the family car. Can his tiny little legs even reach the brakes?

The economy of the world is endangered by him. He refuses to allow sane people to do what needs to be done.  He denies science, evidence, facts, and truth. Although he certainly appears to be among the most stupid men alive, I have trouble believing he is really as stupid as he seems, but no matter how I look at him, I cannot see anything but stupidity, cruelty, meanness, and rage.

Did he get this way via dementia or Alzheimer’s? Is he — above and beyond the obvious loss of brainpower due to disease — also so deranged he thinks the disaster he is creating is amusing? Is anyone laughing?

In my nightmares, I imagine him sitting in one of his ugly, tasteless “homes” cackling at the misery he is causing and wondering what else he can do to make it worse.

People keep asking, “How can he look at himself in a mirror?”

The answer is simple. He has no conscience, no moral center, no sense of right and wrong. The only reason he hasn’t built more effective concentration camps is that he hasn’t got the money. Yet.

Not to worry. He’s working on it.



Categories: #FOWC, Congress, Daily Prompt, Economics, Fandango's One Word Challenge, Hatred and bigotry, Marilyn Armstrong, propaganda, stupidity

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13 replies

  1. Oh, he HAS the money…if he’d dip into his own deep pocket that is. It’s terrifying indeed. Great choice of words. And they call those like us pessimists. Well these days who (with a thinking brain, a conscience or ethics) ISN’T?

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  2. a conundrum alright….. an ongoing one.

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  3. What can I say?
    Leslie

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  4. Even more horrifying to me is the lack of action by supposedly “good men” to effectively stop him.

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  5. And yet around 40% of Americans love him and 85% of Republicans support him. WTF?

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  6. It is a sad, sad situation. I fear he will arrange for his Russian friends to hack into select computers in swing states to steal the next election. #MoscowMitch will make sure they do not improve election security.

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