Well, 2019 is in the books and a new calendar year is here. I just wanted to take the time and wish everyone a very happy, and a very gay, new year! Twenty-twenty is sure going to be an eventful year with far reaching implications and consequences. Here are just a few I am thinking about today…
Trump impeachment trial
Donald J. Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 19th. There is still much to be come from the tug-o-war between Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader “Moscow” Mitch over the parameters of a real trial or a sham show and acquittal by Trump sycophants. Every day there seems to be more and more hard evidence demonstrating that Trump was the chief architect and managed personally the “drug deal” that was holding up aide to Ukraine unless they dug up dirt on Joe Biden and his son. The sanctimonious hypocrisy of the Republicans in the Senate truly makes me sick to my stomach. They all want to beat their chests for impeaching President Bill Clinton for getting a blow job in the Oval and then lying about it. Where is there sense of justice and patriotism now?
Iran military strike
One of my biggest fears when Donald Trump took office was his penchant for tirades and temper tantrums. Only now, as Commander and Chief of the most powerful military on Earth, he was in a place to abuse and misuse his authority. The airstrike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani is sure to unite Muslims and stoke anti-American sentiment around the world. Was is worth it? Is there a solid strategy behind the move or was it just another move from the Red Herring playbook? I fear the latter.
It seems as though we often say or feel that a certain election cycle or vote is “consequential” or the most “significant” for our democracy. Sometimes I think we over use the phrase in order to drum up energy or excitement. It’s pretty obvious that the election we are now marching towards at break-neck speed is, without a doubt, the THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL in the history of our young republic. Trump is exactly the type of corrupt dictator-like leader our founding fathers feared and dreaded the most. A power hungry emperor, a tainted Senate controlled by weak leaders who put party before country, a corrupt and political Department of Justice, and a Supreme Court poisoned by justices who do not belong there is a recipe for disaster. What we do, and how we react as a country, will determine whether we lose our democracy for good or unite at the ballot box for a better and brighter future.
A shout out
As we embark on another year at GAYLANDIA, I wanted to give a big shout out to my right hand man: Ronan Tetsu. Ronan started working with me very early on with the reboot and rebrand of the old Queerlandia. He’s a very hard worker and very loyal liberal in the making! I couldn’t keep the site headed in the right direction without him.