We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

by Bill Formby

I must admit that in most cases I am rarely what I would call the smartest guy in the room, What room? Any room, pick one. But, then again, one does not need to be the smartest person around to understand what is happening to our country today.

We, meaning the saner brand of Americans are still trying to hold onto the idea that America is a good place. You know, like a good place to raise your kids and point out role models, or for that matter trying to be a role model for your kids.

Prior to 2015 there were a number of people who we would just write off as just plain ignorant, stupid, and had no business being allowed to speak to the public at large because you just knew they were going to say something stupid. Like Todd Akins, for example, saying that women had a special way of preventing a pregnancy when she was raped. When I heard him say that it was like Tom in a Tom and Jerry cartoon when he was running 90 miles an hour a suddenly ran in a frying pan or another massively staunch object which froze him instantly in his tracks. Boing!

What the f*ck? No, he did not just say what I think he just said. Impossible, No one in their right mind would openly say something that stupid. But, yeah, he kinda did say that, in public, where millions of people would know he said that. Well, we will get over that in time, hopefully. But will we? I mean we still had to contend with Christine O’Donnell and her confused mind about whether or not she was a witch or not, her satanic picnics, and her facts that masturbation was the same as committing adultery.

Read: In Trump World Ignorance is Strength

It just seemed that someone had opened the nut closet and they all just came rolling out. We thought that if we can weather this storm we can handle anything. How wrong can a bunch of common sense thinking bunch people be all at the same time? It is like we all woke up from the same bad dream into a worse nightmare. My head has exploded so many times that there is little brain power left. It is as if my brain had become so diffused it is like a BB rolling around in an empty boxcar.

How did we get from where we were, which was bad enough, down to the depths that we now find ourselves. Is it true that we now have a president who acknowledged sexually assaulting women, and has exhibited racist behavior? Is it true that instead of having a thoughtful person leading our nation we have a person who uses Twitter to announce policies for the country and to antagonize nut jobs like the leader of North Korea? Our president no longer abides by the laws and customs of our country. One that is trying to turn America into a country modeled after Russia in how we carry out our business.

What happened to our divisions of power so our democracy, or republic, cannot run amok and smash things like an angry bull in a room with red walls? Is this truly a nightmare that will see the end of America that once was a somewhat proud nation that could not be dominated by any other nation on earth. My God! My longtime favorite cartoon character Pogo was right: we have met the enemy and he is us!!!

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6 Responses to We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

  1. Michael John Scott Reply

    February 13, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Yes, Bill, it’s true what Pogo said, the enemy is indeed us and we have met him/her. They are our neighbors, our friends, and in some cases our own families.

    • Bill Formby Reply

      February 13, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Yes, and some of us are related to them .

  2. Timmy Mahoney Reply

    February 13, 2018 at 11:41 am

    A lot of wisdom here Bill, and a lot coming from Pogo, if he only knew what his words would eventually mean. We are a country that is fucked completely even if Trump is gone, because then there’s Pence.

    • Bill Formby Reply

      February 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Timmy, if Trump and Pence left today and a good person was put into the White House it would still take years for that person straighten out the mess that they have caused.

  3. jess Reply

    February 13, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    I cannot tell you, how many friends I have rid myself of because of them following the bouncing ball that is dolt45 and the minions in congress supporting him. It’s a deal breaker for me, by saying you support this clown you are outwardly supporting his racism, bigotry and intolerance and I am not going to be around you.

    • Bill Formby Reply

      February 13, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      Good point Jess. A major problem with this idiot is that, in addition to the things you mentioned and a few others, people who following Trump haven’t a clue where they are going because he does not know where is is going. It is one thing for a family to wander around, jumping here and there every time the daddy changes is mind but it does not work very well for an entire country.

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