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Each of those people were bad in their own way but they pretty well owned up to who they were. I mean, Hitler did not pretend to be a nice person and I don’t think he really cared. Stalin certainly did not care who liked him or not. If you liked him you lived, if you did not like him you died. That is what Trump would like and he is jealous as hell that Little Kim can kill people and get away with it and he cannot. I am not sure that that will always be the case though. Trump has figured out how to steal from and lie to the tax payers and no one seems to care very much. The next step will be to have someone disappear and see how much hell is raised.
Anyway, one of my ways of dealing with the trash that is now residing in the White House is to reach back to my heroes of my teen years. While I was busy flunking out of junior high and high school I was a reader of adventuresome types of people. One of my favorites was a man named Jim Corbett who was actually an Irishman living in India. Jim Corbett became famous in that part of the world for being the man one calls to deal with a man-eating tiger or leopard.
He was probably everything that Trump is not. To say that he was a brave man would be a gross understatement for I seriously doubt that a man who is known throughout India as the one to call when a tiger has developed a taste for human flesh lacks courage would greatly miss the mark. He preferred hunting them alone although sometimes he would take along his dog. He never really like to kill the tigers except that, in his opinion, tigers who had started preying on humans were suffering from some kind of illness or injury. He was first, and foremost, a conservationist, so much so that there is a national park named for him in India and a sub species of tiger ( Panthera Tigris Corbetti) named for him in Indochina. I think my greatest disappointment was the fact that he did not write enough books to keep me busy through high school. I ended up having to read a couple of them twice.
But these days I look back to the time of people like Corbett, Jane Goodall, and Dian Fossey and others who devoted their lives to a greater purpose than just being rich and glorifying themselves. It is somewhat of like a breath of fresh air to know that there have been and still are some people who are still trying to do good things in this world.
I think that because of the media attention I, at least, forget that the world is not full of Donald Trumps and his gang of thieves. I guess I get so dismayed at the fact that so many people are still believing that Trump is doing a good job. Here in Alabama he probably could kill someone and still get re elected president. I have to wonder, did we leave all of the good courageous people back in the 50’s and 60’s.
I remember watching the Watergate hearings and in hindsight we got it wrong. Nixon should have gone to prison. Not that he was such a terrible person. I mean, he was, but hell, he accomplished more as president by accident than Donald Trump has accomplished deliberately. Nixon got more done for the justice system than anyone before or after him and he and Kissinger managed to normalize relations with China.
Trump has managed to destroy faith in the justice system and kiss the butt of every dictator in the world along with starting a trade war with China. If Trump manages to stay in office beyond 2020 we can pretty well kiss our democracy good bye because he will set the precedent that the only branch of government that matters will be the executive branch. Of course, by then I will have probably have a stroke so what the hell.