Going gangster is not at all new, in fact, American gangsters have been as famous as movie stars, and as powerful as heads of state & Fortune 500 CEOs. Interests in both legal and illegal contraband, a few are well-known, like Al Capone and Suge Knight. But the real shot-callers dwell underground, known only to the FBI.
Have we fallen victim to alt-facts; have we lost control of the imagination, now clashing with reality? Or should we believe our lying eyes and ponder the very real question: Did The White House just go gangsta?
from Detroit Michigan
Hussle Crowe with Kno U Lying
Did The White House Just Go Gangsta?
written & edited by Kendall F. Person
Those of us in our late 40s and higher, know to be true, that the current administration, spring boarding off the Tea Party infiltration, has not just hijacked the Republican Party, but may have given birth to something entirely new. I have never been a member of the GOP, and to my knowledge, never even knew a member of the party until my collegiate days. But I knew their campaigns, like Family Values. And although, I did not agree with their overly righteous attitudes and rigid parameters, but at least in theory, it was aligned in mutual respect and decency.
“What I want to do is I want to
fucking kill all the leakers.”
– Anthony The Mooch Scaramucci
Maybe he was testing the waters, to see how far he could go. Perhaps, he was throwing down the gauntlet, to show them all what he would do. Or could it have been something sinister or gangsta even; when Anthony The Mooch Scaramucci went on his very public streetballer tirade, was he acting on his own or following orders from the very top, wherever the top may lead?
The interview with The New Yorker stemmed from a “leaked” meeting the night before. The Mooch met with Sean Hannity, as well as the President — in a restaurant, no less (picture Goodfellas or a friendly dinner – your call).
“Anyone who hits Me,
We’re going to hit back 10 times harder.”
– Donald Trump, US President
Mooch’s rant was mostly directed at Reince Priebus, who has since become the shortest serving White House Chief of Staff in American history. The showdown was predicted to be a battle royale, but it turned into a rout. Maybe Reince did not hit back, because it is not in him to do so: or perhaps, he knew he was in way over his head, knowing he could not breathe in the depths were gangstas dwell. Or maybe he realized, there was nothing to fight for, since under the current administration, the GOP was in name only.
“With malice toward none,
with charity for all,
with firmness in [what’s] right,
as God gives us to see [what is] right
let us strive on to finish the work we are in,
to bind up the nation’s wounds.”
– Abraham Lincoln
From “Lock her up!” to Grab them by the pussy; from restricting treatment for drug users, to prosecuting them with orders for maximum sentencing. From nepotism to the ego maniacal speech delivered to the Boy Scouts of America. From bullying of everyday people, to the twitter attacks of his own inner circle. From the $25 million dollar settlement by the debunked Trump University to former students, to becoming one of only three nations to flip the middle finger at climate change & global warming. And from Russia with love to aligning with a mob-styled character, as the voice of a United States President. I want to fucking kill all the leakers. The emperor has on no clothes.
Do we now have an official 3rd political party, and does draining the swamp, in gangsta speak mean to break the fuck away from decency, while blasting salt into the wounds? Or is this simply a new version of the same Grand Ole Party, who never buried their demons of which now they stand face to face. Will they abandon themselves, falling in line like lemmings, bowing down to a Boss, whose allegiance is to an unknown entity? Will they cross party lines and join an unbending resistance; or will they hit back 20 times harder, temporarily becoming gangsta themselves, to take back the Republican Party and help save a democracy?
Updated July 31, 2017 2:57pm PST: After only 10 days as the White House Director of Communications, Anthony The Mooch Scaramucci was showed the way out.