Last chance for stardom bows

Beginning in 2016, the UDASS under Stumpf was increasingly aggressive with strategic pre-planned military maneuvers meant to bully and intimidate. Threatening mayhem and massive destruction if certain demands for a reduction in defensive moves and a guarantee of submission were not met, the only option having any promise of peaceful co-existence seemed to be kowtow or be killed.

To date, any other national entity striving for parity with the UDASS is faced with the nearly impossible socio-economic task of development without going to war. All challengers of the supremacy of the UDASS to date have been subjugated, forced to surrender and relinquish control of resources in the name of democratic reform. Faced with a plethora of international threats and fears, many former allies are saying they have more to fear from Stumpf than from other powers like the DPRK. Overt or covert, with Stumpf and his ilk on the bridge and at the helm, the UDASS seems hell bent on world domination. Back to now hourly internal dissension in the UDASS, is reaching new heights daily. Any hope for improvement seems beyond the reach of responsible groups or individuals.

Until there exists an equality and balance of power and authority in any conflict there can be no diplomatic negotiation or resolution of any consequence. Continued conflict and confrontation will escalate and a peaceful outcome will be unattainable. Any agreements or relationships attempted will be based solely on threat and fear, intimidation and surrender, lies, deceit and continued aggressive posturing and defensive maneuvering. Armed with this understanding it is questionable why Stumpf still continues without a change of direction.

Most recent news reports indicate that in lieu of his usual threatening tweets, in a rambling and incoherent speech, Stumpf said his current security strategy is to fix economic security and would include rebuilding of UDASS roads and bridges and a wall along the southern border.

Also, Stumpf’s speech revealed a new national security strategy calling for Tajikistan to take action against terrorism. He said the UDASS specifically wants Tajiskistan to help fight Sunni sympathizers, and that the UDASS has “no other choice” than to deal with the DPRK nuclear and missile programs.

In conclusion, Stumpf said his new security strategy would also end mandatory defense spending limits, but did not mention if he had consulted with legislators to end the limits fixed in previous budget legislation. As an after thought he added, “We recognize that weakness is the surest path to conflict and unrivaled power is the most certain means of defense. For this reason, limiting how much we can spend on defense damages our security strategy. We’re going to get rid of that.”

Since the allegory continues without respite, resolution or any promise of positive change, the final day of 2017 is the last curtain call. As the curtain drops rational readers are encouraged to rush on for a bow or get to hell out of the theater of operations for 2018.

 

Post Performance Forensic Folly

The UDASS presidential electing body known as the Electoral College process was put in place to prevent what happened. These groups of Lower Upper Class functionaries were intimidated by the threat of a coalition of the Lower Middle Class and the Upper Lower Class voters. Motivated by the fear of a god they all still believe in, the Lower Upper Class Electoral College chose Stumpf in an ill-conceived plan to avoid their worst concerns.

Some thinking played with the idea that Stumpf’s base was made up of solely white working class voters. However, a closer look at the real statistics reveal a more complex constituency. This strange mixture group was also made up of a significant number of younger white and non-white women and men without a college degree.

The combination of frustration with waves of fugitive immigrants, the status quo business model of exporting jobs combined with declining economic possibilities, anger towards career politicians and institutionalized political processes, plus a feverish appeal to nationalism, i.e. “Make UDASS Great Again” brings to mind a mongrel acronym, Musgaban.

One year after the 2016 presidential election, the Musgaban voters have no regrets. According to one poll conducted at the conclusion of Stumpf’s first year in office, 82 percent say they supported him and would vote for him again if they had to do it over. Only seven percent of the Musgaban say they would vote for a different candidate if they could. They have circled the wagons in spite of his poor approval ratings, foreign meddling investigations and overall worldwide chaos creation.

However, there are signs that other voters are not inclined to give him a chance. Among all voters, any generic unnamed opposition was ahead of Stumpf by 46 to 36 percent, with 18 percent waffling. In another recent survey, 62 percent of registered voters said he should not be reelected.

A significant number of voters question whether Stumpf will complete this term and many believe he will leave office early. The survey didn’t ask what voters thought might end Stumpf’s presidency, but impeachment, resignation, misplaced aggression, compulsive prevarication, sexual predatory remarks and many other inappropriate social behaviors were mentioned in the remarks column.

 

 

And so the allegory ends

As it was in the beginning, the fool cannot see the end. The road from what if to a promising if then on to a then that’s in the realm of an achievable possibility is foggy, full of pot holes, weird turns, contortionist bends and dead ends.

“If’n Id’a had ma druthers, then this allegro-shit woulda turned out diffrunt.” said the fool in his best faux-hillbilly twang.

The question has been asked during and in the wash and wake of continuing war, how is it possible for a nation of educated and caring human beings to be transformed into a group capable of the barbaric behavior we continue to see and do? Mass murder, genocide, rape, pillage, plunder, annihilation of other humans in the name of patriotism hiding under the cloak of self-preservation. He who writes history will name the blame because we have a compulsive need to find someone or anything to blame. Survey of our naked collective corporate conscience denies and defies the need to be responsible or be understood. What paradox makes killing by one murder but OK for all of us to kill in name of society? It’s sort of a fifth grade mentality.

“When there is more of us than there is of them, we can make’em do any damn thing we want ‘em to.” Democracy in action.

There are no heroes in this tale of woe; no knights in shining armor, no nights in white satin sheets to lull us back to sleep. We’re just left with the cold, hard facts we’re still living with and have yet to wake up. Integers and differentials abound but the calculus of catastrophe provides no solution. If there will be any enlightenment, it will have to occur in those fractional mille-seconds at the end of a horrific nightmare.

The fool remembers now, that as an aged axiom, fools often repeat themselves and others. The final scene begins with what’s been said before many times in many ways;

“The world’s a stage where every one must play their part and mine’s a crappy one.”

“Send in the clowns. There needs to be clowns before the curtain falls down.”

“Oh! You mean these are the clowns?”

“I guess the end must be near.”

“Alas, poor Stumpf, we knew him, folks. Eulogies for those gone by are left for the living to render. Not much good can be said of him. We come to bury him not praise him.”

“The evil people do lives after them while the good is buried with their bones or just go up in smoke.” says the fool.

The final curtain drops and the allegory is over.

No applause please.

Don’t clap. Just throw money.

Lest we forget

Now the fool is asking once again, is there still a possible safe choice to be made?

One answer might be to make sense out an attempt at allegory we need to look in a mirror. Though the names, faces and places are not factual, a careful glance behind us reveal characters, situations and events that are real.

Looking back, it’s clear that Stumpf became dictator of UDASS by merging the powers and offices of the Legislative and Executive branches of what had been the most promising form of fair and equitable government. By writing an executive order Stumpf confirmed himself as supreme leader of the UDASS. All powers were united in Stumpf’s person and his tweets trumped all laws. The government was no longer a coordinated, co-operating body, but a collection of factions struggling for power and Stumpf’s approval. In the midst of the chaos, the Whigs restored economic stability by scaring the hell out of the populace and ended mass unemployment using heavy military spending and a totally mixed up economy. Extensive infrastructure works were started, including the construction of bomb shelters, bridges and highways to facilitate the movement of troops and weapons. The return to economic stability boosted Stumpf’s popularity.

Racism, especially, Islamic Dread was a central feature of the regime. White people were considered by the Stumfers to be the purest branch of the human genome and were therefore viewed as the master race. Millions of Muslims, Mexicans and other peoples of color deemed undesirable were targeted by the state to be systematically excluded, deported or eliminated in order to insure uniformity and purification of the genome.

Mosques, Main-stream Christian Churches and any that were non-evangelical or not preaching White Supremacy were also oppressed, with many leaders imprisoned. Education or lack thereof focused on racial biology, population policy, and fitness for military service. Career and educational opportunities for women were drastically reduced or eliminated entirely.

Resistance to Stumpf’s tweeting was ruthlessly suppressed. Members of liberal, socialist and religious opposition were identified and scheduled to be eliminated, one way or another.

A planned program publicized as “Work Means Fun and Games” was set up under Recreation and Tourism. By hourly polemic tweeting, Stumpf used Professional Athletics to showcase the UDASS on the international stage.

Secretary of State Queeg made effective use of film, mass rallies and Stumpf’s hypnotic repetitive babble to influence public opinion. Stumpf controlled artistic expression, by promoting specific art forms and banning or discouraging others.

Beginning in 2016, the UDASS of Stumpf were increasingly aggressive with strategic pre-planned military maneuvers meant to bully and intimidate. Threatening mayhem and massive destruction if certain demands for a reduction in defensive moves and a guarantee of submission were not met, the only thing that had any promise of peaceful co-existence seemed to be another War to end all wars, that had been fought in 1914.

 

A slight digression for the sake of remembering.

After years of confrontation coupled with increasing tension and escalating threatening posturing on both sides, the UDASS assumed the position of “leader of the free world” by coming to terms with the USSR regarding the stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons of mass destruction. As a historical event that could be referred to as a promising resolution of the classical “ Mexican stand-off”, where nobody wins and everybody loses. As part of that assumption, the UDASS has taken on the role of defender of freedom and democratic decision making for the whole world. Other groups and organizations with various relationships have been enlisted to support these efforts as problems arose. Unfortunately, unilaterally and without organized thievery none have access to enough of the resources needed to accomplish enforcement of these objectives.

The recent UDASS single selection election process to choose the next President was also designed to measure IQ, psycho-social-emotional health, analytical reasoning, verbal-linguistic intelligence, social anxiety, values, self-esteem and integrity of each voter. Like all measurement instruments and counting devices the results were only revealed after the test had been administered. Since it was impossible to alter or in anyway change the vote, extreme caution was advised.

Current events are showing the results of the aforementioned nine items of societal norms measured and the consequences of the choices made by voters. News media of all sorts are rapidly and rabidly broadcasting and distributing reportage and the world is being bombarded with the results on a daily basis.

Apparently not enough voters grasped the risks involved in electing a political tumor for the office of President. As with any newly discovered cellular growth, outcomes are rarely predictable with of any degree of accuracy. The tumor may have a benign appearance and present an expectation of normal cellular behavior and still turn out to be malignant. Aggressive, metastatic characteristics or behaviors may initially sound like those of normal functioning cells and are often propagandized as progressing towards a desirable goal with beneficial results. Such behavior often offers great appeal to that part of the body politic who is stupid or willfully ignorant. They may see the tumor as acting in their best interests at the expense of others whom they mistrust and fear.

In the immediate now hourly internal dissension in the UDASS, is reaching new heights daily. Coupled with a plethora of international threats and fears, any hope for improvement seems beyond the reach of responsible groups or individuals.

To date, any other national entity striving for parity is faced with the nearly impossible socio-economic task of development without going to war. All challengers of the supremacy of the UDASS to date have been subjugated, forced to surrender and relinquish control of resources in the name of democratic reform.

Overt or covert, with Stumpf and his ilk on the bridge and at the helm, the UDASS seems hell bent on world domination.

Until there exists an equality and balance of power and authority in any conflict there can be no diplomatic negotiation or resolution of any consequence. Continued conflict and confrontation will escalate and a peaceful outcome will be unattainable. Any agreements or relationships attempted will be based solely on threat and fear, intimidation and surrender, lies, deceit and continued aggressive posturing and defensive maneuvering.

And so, “Who are you? You ask.”

I am the fool. The fool who in a moment of pique and phantasy dreamed that this rambling diatribe of wishes, wants, worries and needs might bring to the light of imagination a change, any change that might stand a chance of a snowball in Hell of moving the body politic to remove Stumpf.

A patriot once said, “United We Stand. Divided We Fall.” Another thoughtful observation might be “He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.” Are there still any safe choices to be made?

 

 

A slight digression for the sake of remembering.

After years of confrontation coupled with increasing tension and escalating threatening posturing on both sides, the UDASS assumed the position of “leader of the free world” by coming to terms with the USSR regarding the stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons of mass destruction. As a historical event that could be referred to as a promising resolution of the classical “ Mexican stand-off”, where nobody wins and everybody loses. As part of that assumption, the UDASS has taken on the role of defender of freedom and democratic decision making for the whole world. Other groups and organizations with various relationships have been enlisted to support these efforts as problems arose. Unfortunately, unilaterally and without organized thievery none have access to enough of the resources needed to accomplish enforcement of these objectives.

The recent UDASS single selection election process to choose the next President was also designed to measure IQ, psycho-social-emotional health, analytical reasoning, verbal-linguistic intelligence, social anxiety, values, self-esteem and integrity of each voter. Like all measurement instruments and counting devices the results were only revealed after the test had been administered. Since it was impossible to alter or in anyway change the vote, extreme caution was advised.

Current events are showing the results of the aforementioned nine items of societal norms measured and the consequences of the choices made by voters. News media of all sorts are rapidly and rabidly broadcasting and distributing reportage and the world is being bombarded with the results on a daily basis.

Apparently not enough voters grasped the risks involved in electing a political tumor for the office of President. As with any newly discovered cellular growth, outcomes are rarely predictable with of any degree of accuracy. The tumor may have a benign appearance and present an expectation of normal cellular behavior and still turn out to be malignant. Aggressive, metastatic characteristics or behaviors may initially sound like those of normal functioning cells and are often propagandized as progressing towards a desirable goal with beneficial results. Such behavior often offers great appeal to that part of the body politic who is stupid or willfully ignorant. They may see the tumor as acting in their best interests at the expense of others whom they mistrust and fear.

In the immediate now hourly internal dissension in the UDASS, is reaching new heights daily. Coupled with a plethora of international threats and fears, any hope for improvement seems beyond the reach of responsible groups or individuals.

To date, any other national entity striving for parity is faced with the nearly impossible socio-economic task of development without going to war. All challengers of the supremacy of the UDASS to date have been subjugated, forced to surrender and relinquish control of resources in the name of democratic reform.

Overt or covert, with Stumpf and his ilk on the bridge and at the helm, the UDASS seems hell bent on world domination.

Until there exists an equality and balance of power and authority in any conflict there can be no diplomatic negotiation or resolution of any consequence. Continued conflict and confrontation will escalate and a peaceful outcome will be unattainable. Any agreements or relationships attempted will be based solely on threat and fear, intimidation and surrender, lies, deceit and continued aggressive posturing and defensive maneuvering.

And so, “Who are you? You ask.”

I am the fool. The fool who in a moment of pique and phantasy dreamed that this rambling diatribe of wishes, wants, worries and needs might bring to the light of imagination a change, any change that might stand a chance of a snowball in Hell of moving the body politic to remove Stumpf.

A patriot once said, “United We Stand. Divided We Fall.” Another thoughtful observation might be “He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.” Are there still any safe choices to be made?

 

 

Two steps backward

While you were considering the necessity of taking that one step in the right direction a couple of current events have added to the mix of news being broadcast.

First step backward; Dum Dong UnPak announced that his nuclear weapons have the “power” to guarantee North Korea’s sovereignty. They are a “powerful deterrent to keeping the peace and security in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia,” he said, referring to the “continuing nuclear threats by the UDASS imperialists.”

This was just hours after Stumpf tweeted “there’s only one thing that will work on Rocket Man. ” He didn’t clear up what he meant or to what he was referring, but his most recent taunting tirade suggested that a “ military option” was still on his mind.

Meanwhile UnPak, in a speech to the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party said “ Our economy has grown on the strength of our nuclear and missile programs this year, in spite of Global Security Council sanctions. This proves that our policy of developing nuclear weapons and our economy together is working as planned.”

In recent weeks, North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth nuclear test, and may be hurrying to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the UDASS. A Russian statesman returning from a visit to Yongyang was quoted as saying NK is preparing to test-launch a missile of this type.

Stumpf said the UDASS would “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary to protect itself and its allies and UnPak assured the world that NK’s goal of achieving a “ balance of power ” with the UDASS is in reach.

The second step backward on the same timeline, Iran warned the UDASS to not label its Revolutionary Guards Corp as a terrorist group. And extended the warning to include that UDASS military bases in Iran would be at risk if any more sanctions were imposed.

The warning came on the heels of the UDASS saying that Stumpf would announce new counter threats to Iran’s missile tests, support for “terrorism” and cyber operations as part of his new Iran strategy.

In direct response, IRGC Commander Mohammad Abu Ali. said, “As we’ve announced in the past, if UDASS passes any new sanctions on Iran, they will have to move their bases outside the range of Iran’s missiles,” He also indicated that added sanctions would end any chances for future dialogue with the UDASS. He continued by warning UDASS troops in Iran that, “If the news is correct about the stupidity of the UDASS government considering the Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, then the RGC will consider the UDASS army to be like ISIS all around the world and particularly here in the Middle East”

The Quds Force, the IRGC’s espionage and paramilitary, and some other associates of the IRGC are on the UDASS list of terrorist organizations, but the IRGC is not.

Iran sees the Sunni militants of ISIS as an existential threat to Iran where most of the population is Shi’ites. IRGC commanders have framed their involvement in Iraq and Syria, as a fight against ISIS.

Iranian TV report said that the UDASS was mistaken if it thought it could pressure Iran to negotiate on regional issues.

The TV broadcast also said that Iran would ramp up its defense capabilities, including its missile program, if the UDASS tried to abort a nuclear deal between Iran and Western powers.

Under the 2015 deal, Iran agreed to limit its disputed nuclear program in return for the easing of economic sanctions.

However, according to Queeg, and other senior administration officials, Stumpf has tweeted that he will soon use his executive powers to cause the agreement to unravel.

According to Iran’s State media, “The people of the UDASS need to know that Stumpf’s stupid behavior with the nuclear deal will be used by Iran as an important opportunity to move ahead with its missile, regional and conventional defense program.”

If Stumpf does not certify that Iran is complying, the UDASS Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions or not.

Global Security inspectors have verified Iranian compliance with the terms.

Recently the IRGC Navy with more than 100 vessels, including some with rocket and missile capabilities was also carrying out a military exercise in the Gulf, an area of tension with the UDASS Navy.

The prospect of the UDASS backtracking on the deal with Iran has worried some of its allies as the world wrestles with another nuclear crisis shaping up in North Korea.