It’s as if John had foreseen Don

John Lennon recorded Crippled Inside from 26 May thru 5 July 1971. This selection became one of ten tracks featured on his Imagine LP; released on 9 September 1971. Seeing how he had positioned this folk/country flavored rock composition in the Side 1 – Track 2 slot, he must’ve considered it to be as consequential as Imagine, the lead-off track.

Lennon, renown for oft penning timeless, liberal political and social commentary, it’s no surprise that his sentiments and sensibilities translate well into today’s tough Trumpian times. Re Crippled Inside, specifically, it’s almost as if he had had someone like Donald J. Trump in mind (more than likely that “someone” had been then president Richard M. Nixon).

Digging deeper into the Trump Dump, by now, most of us have heard of The Atlantic’s reportage of Donny’s litanies, loaded with insensitive and disparaging remarks re military personnel. To cite just one example, it was while planning his 2018 parade to commemorate the end of the 1st World War, that he had insisted on excluding wounded / disabled war veterans. Said the fake prez, “Nobody wants to see that!” TRANSLATION: In his mucked up head, alone, these valiant heroes are zeros. Actually, what nobody wants to see is a president such as him.

With such a heartless, inconsiderate, callous, unfeeling, uncaring, unsympathetic attitude, it’s tough not to conclude that Donald J. Trump is disabled between the ears. Or, as Lennon would’ve stated it, Crippled Inside!


Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!








Fortune Cookie Blog (the war hawk)


A strutting, crowing chickenhawk recklessly provokes wars and orders other
people’s sons and daughters to fight and die. With no combat experience of
his own AND his turning a deaf ear to war heroes, he knows not the horrors
of war. We must turn a deaf ear to this cocky bird, who clucks up everything!





One Civilian’s Salute To WW-II / D-Day Heroes


On this June 6th day… D-Day’s 75th anniversary… this civilian salutes WW-II’s heroic troops, who so decisively defeated the Nazis / Axis powers. The selflessness and sense of duty of the American / Allied forces secured globe spanning liberty for the past three score and fifteen years… and still counting.

These WW-II vets were honored earlier, today, in Normandy, France, and I cannot help but wonder how The Greatest Generation would weigh in re this day’s main speechifier Donald J. Trump? Would they rate his delivery style somber sincerity or berate him for merely deadpanning over-rehearsed lines?

I’d gravitate towards the latter, due to some self-evident truths which tend to hollow out nearly everything he’s ever said (and will ever say).

For starters… Trump owes his very rise to power to the political and economic support of White Nationalists. And little doubt, he’ll be counting on additional Nazi / Klansmen bucks and votes in order to snag himself a second term.

BTW, such hobnobbing might be acceptable were it some sort of top secret, clever ploy designed to slowly but surely reprogram / humanize them. But… truth be told… a reverse programming is the more likely eventuality… i.e., White Nationalists will cough up so much loot into Trump’s coffers, they’ll totally own him. Under such circumstances, how can they not further dehumanize him?

Beyond that… let’s rundown the following 13 key points… a reblogged, slightly revised / renumbered portion from my Memorial Day 2019 post. Hey… since it wound up mostly unread… it’ll likely be all new to you! Indeed, Trump’s inconsistent to freedom words and deeds abound. He routinely…

[1] flips off Constitutionally stipulated congressional / judicial oversight / stacks the judicial deck
[2] stifles free speech / brands journalism fake news and journalists “enemies of the people”
[3] insulates himself with Orwellian sycophants who vomit forth putrid, “alternate facts”
[4] bosses around We The People who, in reality, are his bosses
[5] demands mindless acceptance of his wretchedly unacceptable, patently offensive, avarice driven agenda
[6] alienates / pisses off longstanding, honorable allies until they all despise him / the U.S.
[7] tears up mutually beneficial international treaties so no one will ever come to our aid again
[8] meets secretly with / sucks up to sworn enemies who deem him a patsy, not a pal
[9] welcomes / encourages foreign meddling into our free elections
[10] makes war criminals his war heroes
[11] conflates patriotism with blind loyalty, as in, exclusively to him
[12] wrests infants / children from their asylum seeking parents’ embraces and interns all in concentration camps
[13] deems Nazis and Klansmen “fine people”

Now, I ask… don’t those above Trumpian excesses remind you of Nazi Germany’s? The clear and present danger, here, is how, left unchecked… well… let’s not “go there” just yet.