by Thaddeaus G. McCotter
One of the less salubrious effects of the anti-social network is how everything and anything is deemed the end of the world and, logically, the end of humanity. True, to the Regressives, the end of humanity does not mean the end of the world but, rather, a reprieve from us for Goddess Gaia. But why quibble and ruin the spirit of the season?
Speaking of ruining the spirit of the season, to paraphrase President Ronald Reagan: “Well, here we are again.”
Here at home, the Dow is down and the Donald’s ire is up. The government is shut down over the issue of funding for the southern border wall. General Michael Flynn was in court for sentencing and is still not sentenced. Michael Cohen is going to jail and the president has discussed the case with his acting attorney general, causing within the political class an outpouring of narcissistic panic about the fate of our free republic not seen since lunch.
Naturally, the hashtag “#TrumpResign” is trending number one, because the onanistic resistance has mystically divined that this is the silver bullet that will make the bane of their existence pick up his money bags and high tail it back to Trump Tower before he dons a jumpsuit as orange as his skin and awaits trial for treason. (I think I’m capturing the gist of their tweets, sans their profanity, assassination fantasies, and grammatical errors.)
Oh, and I heard tell (an unconfirmed rumor from someone who never met the cat in question but—hey!—that’s all the rage in today’s journalism) that there is an untenured associate professor of hydrotherapy who is preparing a boycott against radio stations playing the offensive, patently racist carol, “White Christmas”.
Overseas, President Trump is withdrawing our troops from Syria, and may well do so in Afghanistan. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is resigning over the Syrian withdrawal and other issues where his views are not in alignment with his commander-in-chief. In what should be a rhetorical query, departing Ambassador Nikki Haley has cited the need of “the American people . . . to decide if it’s worth” staying in the United Nations—a global Tammany Hall that daily assails our ally Israel; refuses to name Hamas as a terrorist organization; and is more than happy to have American taxpayers foot the bill to get kicked in the teeth by them.
In Pyongyang, Rocket Man Kim is kicking up his high heels and once more threatening to go nuclear. His puppet masters in Beijing have likely taken another Canadian captive in retaliation of that nation’s lawful detention of Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, for potential extradition to the United States to face charges related to the Iranian Sanctions Act. Meanwhile, Norwegian Maren Ueland, 28, and Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, were kidnapped and beheaded by the Islamic State animals in Morocco.
And this is the world in which God sent his only begotten Son to redeem us by dying for our sins so we frail, flawed mortal beings might through His grace and mercy earn eternal salvation.
Merry Christmas, one and all, and tidings of comfort and joy in these chaotic days. As for the New Year, may it be happy—
Until we all die (again).
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The Hon. Thaddeus McCotter is the former chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, current itinerant guitarist, American Greatness contributor, and Monday co-host of the “John Batchelor Show.”
Photo “Thaddeus McCotter” by Gage Skidmore CC2.0.