Trump Baby Blimps Won’t Change the System

The 20-foot tall Trump baby blimp was just granted permission to fly over London during the Donald’s upcoming visit. Ho-hum!

After the Donald’s visit, the hot air from the Trump baby blimp will be released and it will become a heap of plastic and rubber to be discarded who knows where. Hopefully not in the Atlantic, as there’s enough rotting plastic to cover the ocean floor several times over.

As Sky News reports, (London Mayor) Khan’s Greater London Authority approved a request from a local advocacy group to fly the massive angry baby blimp above a “Stop Trump” march during the U.S. president’s scheduled visit to the United Kingdom on July 13.

“We didn’t get off to the best start with the mayor’s office over this, who originally told us that they didn’t recognize Trump Baby as legitimate protest,” Leo Murray, who led the campaign to fly the blimp during Trump’s visit, said in a statement. “But following a huge groundswell of public support for our plan, it looks like City Hall has rediscovered its sense of humor. Trump Baby will fly!”

In a petition calling for Khan to rethink his initial decision to bar the Trump baby blimp from flying during the day of protests against the U.S. president, Murray wrote that not only is Trump “a big, angry baby with a fragile ego,” he is “also a racist demagogue who is a danger to women, immigrants, and minorities and a mortal threat to world peace and the very future of life on Earth.”

“Moral outrage is water off a duck’s back to Trump, but he really seems to hate it when people make fun of him,” Murray added. “So when Trump visits the U.K. on Friday the 13th of July this year, we want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him.” via theantimedia.com

sarah-derritt-606421-unsplashIf moral outrage is water off a duck’s back to Trump, surely all of Britain laughing at him (will ALL Brits be laughing?) ain’t gonna change a psychopath’s way of thinking. Only Ivanka whisperings in his ear about faked chemical attacks in a sovereign nation that need to be dealt with by launching missiles – now that is formula of making America great again that has worked with the guy with orange hair.

Trump baby blimps could drift over every American city, maybe even over the fruited plane that most ignore, and we’d still be left with a government that relishes war and sends others sons and daughters to fight and die in their wars. We’d still have $21 TRILLION of taxpayer monies missing and unaccounted by the Pentagon, with another $6 BILLION spent on an audit (so far) trying to account for it all.  We’d still have a middle and working class in America so strapped that they can’t come up with $400 for an emergency.  We’d still have uninsured Americans, still have a broken health care system with deductibles that require the middle class, working class and the poor to work 2 or 3 jobs just to pay outrageous deductibles, not to mention the bills coming along after this fantastic system pays 80% of treatments, hospital stays, ER visits, leaving ordinary folks with paying 20% of bills in the tens or hundreds of thousands.

We’d still be left with CEO’s skyrocketing pay and bonuses that provide billions for them, and hardly a wage for their workers that affords a living without the additional need for food stamps. We’d still be left with a crumbling infrastructure, jobs off-sourced to other countries, and when there are scant efforts to bring jobs back to the U.S., there’s a huge price to pay, not, of course for these corporations, but by local taxpayers, not to mention the untold environmental impacts. And we’d still be facing a police state where a man is facing jail time for an overdue $5 movie rental.

“Agenda 2030” would persist, pharmaceutical poisons would continue to be advertised with happy human drones and butterfly’s flying about, natural health alternatives would continue to be purged by social media outlets, and laws would be enacted to exempt thousands of genetically modified foods from labeling.

seth-doyle-76523-unsplashPerhaps if the media en masse laughed at every one of these political shysters’ utterances every time they spoke their jive…perhaps that might be a start to changing things. Such will never happen with a mainstream media that supports the corporate and governmental bullies and their heinous policies. Like Obama before Trump, Bush before Obama, and Clinton before Bush – they’re all decadent baby blimps that destroy nearly everything they spout off that they’ll improve, and, as long and hot as the summer day is, continue the decimation of the previous activities of the baby blimps before them.

It is not us laughing at a caricature blimp of a president in the sky that will change things, it is us refusing their offerings every time we can. “Resisting” isn’t laughing at some blimp in the sky, it’s saying “no” with your pocketbook, or what’s left of it.

Shop local, disengage from social media horseshit, engage with those less fortunate, support local charities, support your local farmers and ranchers – affect change at the local level – there are plenty of avenues available to get involved locally in the area you live.

And if the Brits were really serious about laughing at demagogue’s, where are the baby blimp’s of Theresa May, Boris Johnson and the likes?

The “system” – call it the oligarch’s, the “deep state”, the banksters or corporate fascism – they replace one baby blimp with the next one of their choosing, and continue to have the last laugh…on us.

America is a corporatist oligarchy dressed in drag doing a bad impression of a bipartisan democracy. Sometimes it doesn’t even keep its wig on; a recent party at the Hamptons saw Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Kellyanne Conway and Charles Koch mixing it up with Chuck Schumer and George Soros. When they’re not dining on champagne and rare fillet together, these people pretend to be locked in a vicious partisan battle that is “tearing the nation apart,” but at Lally Weymouth’s annual Southampton summer party the act stops and the oligarch’s frolic together like children. – Caitlin Johnstone – via consortiumnews.com

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.” H.L. Mencken

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Tonight’s musical offering:

Mozart: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”, K. 551 ~Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Jarvi

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