Distraction is Still the Main Attraction

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Distraction is the Main Attraction…Still…

His name is Mueller. He’s the elephant in every room, everywhere, sitting in the corner, staring in a mirror. Everything else is distraction.

Mirror, Mirror on Trump’s Wall

Mueller is watching the past unfold, beyond his reflection.

New sets of chips fall one right after another. A new picture is forming when it comes to U.S. history. It’s not as clear as it could be, but it’s markedly different than it was, albeit, more recognizable than I remember.

Good Lord, America, what have you gotten yourselves into?

Ladies and gentlemen, what you’re seeing is the difference between fuzzy recollections and completely false retellings of stories that were never rooted by facts in the first place.

According to the past I remember, the present is far more messed up than my ability to imagine messed up things. Today’s reality doesn’t seem realistic to me, but it’s the only reality that binds us all together.

Technology has enabled us to get at least a few things right. On the flipside, it’s also allowed us to get a lot more wrong.

Technology is useless at the expense of human decency resulting from the breakdown of interpersonal communication. As beneficial as it can be, it can dangerously reinforce the disdain we have for one another.

The Elephant In Every Room

I won’t continue to ignore the elephant in the room. Mueller is a modern day puzzle master – unlike U.S. leadership in Washington D.C., who are nothing more than modern day puzzle makers.

They don't solve anything; unless the solution is creating distrust and strife! And if that's the case, I'm on the wrong ship.

I can’t remember the last thing our government actually solved. Instead they are masters of flipping the narrative, pivot messaging, and mud slinging.

They do this long enough for people to forget they were arguing in the first place – until it happens again, whatever it is. That’s politics, kids. Politicians will say (or not say) anything for the vote.

Suddenly, you’re 44 and nothing has changed since the day you were born.

Give 'em the old razzle dazzle.

That’s what happens after decades of misinformation and manipulation pile on top of one another.

How can they see hear the truth above the roar?

Emotional Manipulation is Predatory Business, Similar to Human Trafficking

It’s time the U.S. Government quit playing games with its citizens and their emotions. The past is always repeating itself.

Whether or not the democrats can pull off a 1992 Clinton-era upset of a one-term president remains to be seen. The 2000 and 2016 elections prove one thing: republicans don’t need popularity to win.

What happens after democrats (Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama) serve eight years, that they can’t close the gap between the popular vote and the electoral college?

The 2020 Election is for the democrats to lose. Maybe try focusing less in more populated areas and connect with the vast area within our borders, between the coasts, without losing sight of Alaska and Hawaii.

The Media is Full of Whores

Give 'em  the old razzle dazzle.

I think the media in the United States – coupled with our government – shares one grand manual surrounding one, simple directive: Distraction. Both have excelled in a way only possible in America.

How can they see with sequins in their eyes?

Hindsight is 20/20, but 2020 is right in front of us.

We communicate in ways you haven't imagined.

It’s absolutely ridiculous that anyone announce anything related to running for the presidency of this country.

This country is still waiting for signs of life from the campaign promises that led to democrat wins last year!

What? All of the sudden, they get a pass to do nothing, simply because they aren't Trump? Sorry, no.

The barrage of 2020 presidential candidates feels like a curtain call of Oscar contenders. Similar to this year’s Oscars, there’s no host to be had.

Who is running this country?

Much of our government is mired in controversy. Yet candidates still have their hat in the ring, while nobody does their current job. They’re too busy either running for president or talking about those who are.

There have been 17 total (so far) on the democrat side; the same number of candidates the republicans had going into the 2016 primaries.

While it’s hard to keep track (and who knows what to believe and when), there are 10 major democrat declarations, six other democrat declarations and one has already suspended his candidacy.

Don't forget what happened to the GOP in 2016. The greatest impact you can make, at this point, is the destruction of each other.

I pay close enough attention to know that almost all of major democrat contenders have called for the resignation of Virgina Governor Northam over a blackface controversy. Some have even gone so far as to call for the resignation of his lieutenant governor over alleged sex crimes.

But they aren’t talking about that anymore. They’ve moved on. Far be it anyone have conviction these days.

I’m pulling for you. You all sound like great leaders!

Collusion is the New Illusion

What does Russia have to do with any of this?

I'll say this, Russia is merely the name by which this investigation is known and extends far beyond Russia.

When I lay it all out, take a step back, and absorb it for what it appears to be, a revised scenario becomes visible.

Just below the surface is a scenario that’s widely more expansive and, as ridiculous as it sounds, begins to make sense.

Controversially Convenient

The only controversy that matters in the USA, right now, is the distraction itself. Nothing we see in the media is by accident. There’s no such thing as “by accident” anymore. Things don’t happen by accident, especially anything you haven’t seen with your own eyes.

The truth is well on its way to the surface but, like Karma, she’s on her own schedule. We’re simply blessed to see highlights of things she discovered along the way.

Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Jeffrey Epstein, Jussie Smollet, Robert Kraft, Colin Kaepernick…is it possible these aren’t entirely separate stories? Can any of them be taken at face value, or do they represent something bigger? Something classified?

What happened to our country after Justice Scalia died? What investigations are ongoing that aren’t front and center?

The Trump Card is The Joker

It will be interesting to learn whether or not Mueller’s investigation yields unsavory outcomes for the president and his family.

It’s no wonder they prefer trophy hunting abroad, rather than deal with the elephants lining the walls of their ivory tower.

Source: The Guardian; November 16, 2017

The entire charade is on the shoulders of one man. His name is Mueller, and he is the elephant in every room.

The past two years feel illegitimate enough. Part of me thinks the 115th congress couldn’t do anything with the results of Mueller’s investigation. But now that the 116th congress is in full swing (national emergency and all), it’s time to act like we have one. Because we do. It’s just not about a wall along our damn border.

It’s theoretically impossible for us to progress as a country until Mueller is done. Let’s wrap it up, people.

To our do nothing government:

I’d like to introduce you to your new best friend, the heavy weight of the world.

Don't lose sight of the fact that every single one of is a product of our own environment.

That’s not to say we haven’t wound up in situations of others’ making. We have a word for those in life: Curveballs.

One can only hope that the today’s headlines and the public discourse (the better part of the last 40 years), results in something meaningful.

At least meaningful enough that we don’t have to repeat whatever the hell is going on currently. Time will tell. It’s clear nobody in Washington can do anything about it.

Carry on.

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2 thoughts on “Distraction is Still the Main Attraction”

  1. “Hindsight is 20/20 but 2020 is right in front us.” Brilliant! We’ve known the emperor wears no clothes, but so many distractions temper the unsightly. Maybe this week we’ll see if Mueller’s investigation finally wraps up & if we’ll even get to know what it entails. I, too, feel like reality has been unreal & hope that all the nonsense we’re enduring can someday result in something meaningful. As always, Travis, I appreciate your perspective!

    1. Thank you Valerie! Hopefully – one part of the story that got cut are the false starts with supposed end dates. When I began writing this, the narrative coming from CNN was that Mueller’s report will be supplied to congress next week (the day was never specified, but I believe Michael Cohen testifies for some reason (ahead of his three year term?) I think on Wednesday or Thursday. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter. Late Friday night, the DOJ announced the Mueller report was not going to be given to congress next week. God forbid we actually get to the damn elephant!

      Thank you for reading!

      ~Travis

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