WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018
Nuts Are Everywhere
I suppose that I have a bias here. In my life time there have been some pretty awesome Secretary of States, not the least of which included; Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Daniel Webster, Henry Kissinger, Madeline Albright, Condoleeza Rice, and General Colin Powell. I even remember George Schultz and not being concerned that he would lead the U.S. into WWIII. But Rex Tillerson and now the nutty Mike Pompeo? The danger we face as a nation does not begin and end with residents at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Mike Pompeo is a disgrace to Americans. He is a disgrace to our nation. He is a disgrace to people of goodwill. And he is a danger to African Americans and other brown, black, yellow and tan people everywhere. You may say, “That’s sounds too harsh.” But of course, the response is always, “Check the record.” I am not sure where Pompeo picked up his racist, alt-right, white nationalist ideology, but there is no doubt that he has put it to use. As a member of the House of Representatives he was also a proud member of the Tea Party, the right-wing fascist movement that has literally corrupted national politics in America. He also served as the President and CEO of Sentry International, a company that was a proud product of Koch Enterprise (the infamous Billionaire Koch Brothers whose fundamental, conservative white platform has donated billions of dollars to white politicians). In one campaign Pompeo referred to his Indian-American opponent as a “Turban Topper” and also called President Barak Obama “an evil muslim communist.”
This is the present idiot that is representing the United States of America in its International Affairs. Not only is he nutty, but he is also a clear and present danger. Yesterday, Pompeo responded to Trump’s outlandish threats against Iran. The midnight madman was fast at it again with a tweet that read in part, “Iran will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.” How insane! Particularly coming from someone who has never exhibited either 1) a knowledge of history or, 2) an appreciation for history. In order to support his ego maniacal boss, Pompeo the racist jumps about and decides to “run rough shod” over Iran by accusing Tehran’s ruling ayatollah’s of spreading violence across the Middle East and lining their pockets with ill-gotten grans at the expense of ordinary Iranians. Pompeo went on to say, “The level of corruption and wealth among regime leaders shows Iran is run by something that resembles the mafia more than the government”, and “These hypocritical holy men have devised all kinds of crooked schemes to become some of the wealthiest men on earth while their people suffer.”
In the tradition in which I was raised, a response to Pompeo’s statements would be “Well, if that is not the pot calling the kettle black.” Pompeo is working for the Oval Office resident who has yet to reveal his tax returns, a year and a half after taking the nation’s highest position. Further more, corruption and “mafia like” actions in our nation are as American as Mom’s apple pie and a pennant race against the Yankees and Red Sox. How many of Trump’s appointees have now been investigated, arrested and placed in jail? Our own national economy soared in its first eighty years as a result of the worst form of corruption in modern history. It was called slavery.
Pompeo then begins to walk on that thin ice of verbally attacking leaders of another religion, specifically, Islam. He accuses them of ill gotten gains and of being hypocritical holy men. This of course, is a resounding word of great disrespect. It would be just as disrespectful as if someone said the same about the Pope or Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Jr., Robert Jeffress, Paula White or any other white evangelical millionaire preachers! The hypocrisy dripping off the lips of Mike Pompeo is literally insufferable and suffocating at the same time. Yet, it is also clearly dangerous. One more time, we have a deranged president terrorizing one more nation and supported by his appointed minions with no ability to be independent, think clearly and to place our nation before one person and his Milky White Way-sized ego. A nut, is a nut, is a nut! To my fellow brother and sister Muslims who have been assaulted by this vitriolic verbiage, please know this; Pompeo does not speak for people of goodwill and other faiths.