Donny’s Donnybrook: The Day After

 

I’ve heard that Donald J. Trump didn’t prepare much for his first debate with Joe Biden.

Then again, why would he even need to?

Not when he’s got a lifetime of bullying experience to draw on. Hell, bullying is likely a dominant gene that gets backdated to the toxic Trump family’s earliest knuckle-dragging caveman epoch. You know, when his militant, mutant ancestors were swimming in the gene pool’s shallow end; sloshing around in the spoiled, stale, leftover primordial soup. But let’s not digress excessively.

Since the know-nothing / do nothing worthwhile / good-for-nothing Trump has been running roughshod over America, right from the onset of his odious admin, why would anyone expect him to treat Biden any differently?

Seeing how Donny could not even begin to wrap his warped mind around the relevant to voters issues; could not tackle such problems, instead, he opted to tackle Joe.

Consider Biden’s Catch-22 options last night…

• If Joe allowed his opponent to monopolize the debate, Trump campaign ads would portray Biden as beta male or worse; e.g., feebleminded, timid and unable / unprepared to lead.

• If Joe walked off the stage, early on, opportunistic, deceitful Donny would’ve spent the remaining time mutating his abysmal job performance and lack of leadership into an asset; a free of charge, campaign ad. And the Trump campaign ads to follow would portray Biden as cowardly; (once again) unable and unprepared to lead.

• And seeing how Joe DID fight back; even told Donny to “shut up”, Trump campaign ads WILL portray him, at the very least, as argumentative and disrespectful.

Looking back, my being a “survivor” of grade school bullying, I do know, from first hand experience, what I’m talking about.

Looking ahead, I don’t believe there’s much to be gained from Joe debating Donny a second and third time.

Even so, Biden must show up anyway. Must never give Trump, the bastard bully, the satisfaction of bogusly and smugly declaring himself the debate stage “conquering hero”!

In spite of the fact that all wise, rational critical thinkers already know otherwise.

 

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Altruism and Avariciousness Can Both Breed Aggression

 

A power wielder’s projected presence upon our world can be motivated by either altruism or avariciousness.

Selflessness (as incredible as this sounds), is not always welcomed… not when the recipient nation’s head of state is an oppressor… one who gets easily pissed off by any outsider providing humanitarian aid. After all, no oppressor takes kindly to anyone who’d dare to ease the unspeakable human suffering of the oppressed.

Selfishness (no big surprise), is never welcomed… not when the targeted nation’s head of state knows fully well that the intent of his plundering oppressor / attacker is to grab real estate and/or gobble up natural resources. Such a victimized leader will… justifiably so… feel pissed off, too.

Either scenario can result in retaliatory attacks… such aggression fueling an endless feeding frenzy of subsequent eye-for-an-eye magnitude vengeance.

While that stark reality would ALMOST make it seem prudent for every leader to embrace mind-your-own-damned-business isolationism… well… this would likely wind up a unilateral prospect. Such a stance would aid and abet the in-your-face oppressor / aggressor adversary. And that then raises the issue, which no compassionate soul could ever accept… namely…

Whoever would dare to harm even one innocent soul harms us all.

All of these inevitable, regrettable realities can only emphasize the precarious, catch-22 nature of international relations and… inserting my own long exhaled, exasperated sigh here… the inevitable, regrettable reality of terrorism / warfare.

We can never expect aggression / oppression to vanish off the face of this Earth until humanity… somehow… someway… figures out how to consistently ensure madmen are never allowed to rise to power in the first place… ensure the mentally unstable are institutionalized so they can receive the therapy they so desperately need.