Friday, February 24, 2017

The Last Six Months

The Global Board of Rational Deliriologists: Our motto has always been “Sanity is the true delirium.”  

A Deliricum of Wisdom

An actual ad for a Trump Hotel in Mumbai, India
The previous entry into this chronicle dates back to August 26, 2016, almost six months ago. Much has happened since. While most of it was shocking, almost none of it was really surprising, especially when examined with the benefit of hindsight. There is nothing wrong with reliance on hindsight; after all, it’s just the flipside of prescience, and a confirmation, no matter how belated, of it.

Yes. We are now living through the age of the infamous TrumPutin. For those unfamiliar with this creature, here is how the Holy Deliricon introduces it:

(The) TrumPutin: A nightmarish creature whose birth was first prophesized by the Keepers of the Holy Deliricon at the end of 2015 – a prophecy  that, in the aftermath of the 2016 Republican National Convention, can be said to have been officially fulfilled. The TrumPutin is a shapeshifting vampirical creature known to feed on the dreams, desires and aspirations as well as the fears, prejudices and delusions of its avowed followers. To stoke the levels of fear and delusions present, the TrumPutin is known to enter into secret, and occasionally even open, alliances with the known enemies of its followers in a macabre symbiotic relation that keep their peoples’ brains in a perpetual state of mushiness allowing for their continued enslavement.

The TrumPutin is also known to turn against himself at certain points, that is, it could actually feed upon itself in an act of desperation when supplies of followers have become too scarce to satisfy its voracious appetite. That is often an apocalyptic event and, as is the case with all such developments, it’s one that is made inevitable through our continuing inability to understand that we can actually take advantage of hindsight at any…giving…moment. All we have to do is: stop and reflect.

And yes, we also have to be honest with ourselves.

It’s probably that last requirement that captures the essence of our failure more than anything. After all, how can one be honest with oneself in the age of alternative facts?

Indeed, with alternative facts paving our way to the future, the Index of Global Delirium (IGD) now stands at a perfect 10, and ensuring our daily survival has now become the very miracle that we most desperately need. It’s for this reason that our daily chronicle, despite its dark tone, actually represents an endeavor of hope and comes as a testament to our resilience as a species.

The last six months will not be our last as free human beings.

ЯeveЯsed Polarity (ЯP)
Яeal news and headlines from the age of the infamous TrumPutin when ЯeveЯsing the polarity of our minds is a Яite of Passage.

* In an interview “in which he appears to be struggling to keep his eyes open,” Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe “marks 93rd birthday with praise for Donald Trump,” exhorting the world: give him time.  

Beyond Polarity: The TruMugabe will never be a thing. The balance of appetite is too skewed in favor of the Trump part ensuring that he will always end up devouring the Mugabe long before the bond is consolidated. Not that the Mugabe has much time, as he struggles to keep his eyes open.

Beyond Polarity: Showing respect and understanding should not come as an afterthought for someone tasked with the role of leadership.

Beyond Polarity: Wouldn’t investing in rural America represent a far more practical, if not patriotic, approach to addressing the rise of TrumPutin?

Alternative Fat (aka Alt-Fat): In political parlance, alternative fat is actually a term of endearment for whoever wields influence over the thinking of a major political figure, such as the president of the United States. 

* You cannot defeat something by becoming its antithesis. This, in effect, reinforces it. The solution lies in embracing a vision that goes beyond false dichotomies.

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