Trump as False Messiah

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Is Trump the heir to the messianic movements that swept across Europe in the 18th Century?
Some of the followers of Sabbatai Zvi, self proclaimed Messiah, and Yaakov Frank, believed that by performing evil with a pure heart, they could redeem it–breaking the dark shells that had trapped the divine light. There was a contagious frenzy of orgies, and sexual excess toward the end of these movements.
Have Trump’s followers elevated him to a similar role? Do they believe–that his grouping and rapes and pedophilia are not evil FOR HIM, because he has the power to do these things with a ‘pure heart?’
I’m curious — have there been a sexual orgies, among his more fervent evangelical believers–claiming similar justifications? Are they waiting for Trump to invite them to join him in some mass orgiastic finale? Is that what the rally in Tulsa is really about? Cause it sounds almost like something out of the same book–no masks, no protection, a mass gathering in a pandemic. A collective acceptance of imminent death can release people from inhibitions, and drive them to sexual excess. There is a powerfully erotic undercurrent in Trump’s call for his faithful to abandon all caution– feeding, perhaps, more than his insatiable ego.

Cops are the Terrorists!

Austin police have killed a young man by shooting him in the head with bird shot rounds wrapped in cloth, and continued to shoot the medics carrying his body. They shot a known pregnant woman in the stomach, then stormed and abducted her from a medic tent. They maced young children during a peaceful daytime protest.

Detroit police have brutally beaten, tear gassed and arrested my friends peacefully protesting. A curfew is set from 8pm to 5am city wide.

Rockford police dragged people from their cars and beat them last night.

Minneapolis police shot at people filming them on their own balconies.

An NYPD officer called a woman a “fucking bitch” and threw her on the ground. She went into a seizure and had to go to the emergency room. Then more New York cops rammed into crowds of protesters with their cars.

An Atlanta couple last night had their tires slashed, windows broken, and were dragged out of their car and tazed.

Chicago police announced a curfew and then raised the bridges out of downtown. Demonstrators were trapped and at the utter mercy of CPD roundups. A police supervisor ordered on the radio, “Gas ’em all.” Over 1,000 people have been arrested.

Everywhere, journalists are being indiscriminately targeted and arrested. A Minneapolis photojournalist is blinded permanently in one eye after being hit by a less lethal round.

They’ve maced children. They’ve torn off a woman’s hijab. They’re turning off their body cameras and hiding their badge numbers.

This is just what’s been documented. Imagine what hasn’t been.

The true nature of American policing has been revealed for the world to see. I have never seen brutality on such a massive scale. They don’t care if you’re peaceful. They don’t care if they’re on camera.

Black and brown youth are the leaders on the ground. They are the leaders of our future. Black and brown youth are the people who are bleeding, getting beaten, and being thrown into jail. This is trauma that will last their whole lives.

To the bail funds. To the phone lines to demand release. We have to protect our people.

If you’re going out there again please, and I beg you, be safe.

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To somene who tells me I want Trump, when I say I’m not voting for Biden.

 

I am as horrified at what Trump has done as anyone. I also recognize that it’s more than Trump, more than one person. It’s an entire complex of institutions and ideology, and Trump occupies but one place in that system–Biden and the two parties, other places in the same system. We will never extract ourselves from it–from this web we’re caught in, by changing players on the insiders game board.

What matters most, is how we can change our relationships so they are not formations of the the structures we want to change; what matters, are the actions and organizing that comes out of that.

Voting is at best, placeholding. It may benefit some, but always at the expense of others, and it will not save us from the greatest threat to our existence since we emerged as a species–anthropogenic climate change. No one in the higher echolons of power are up to the task, and almost all are committed to blocking, even our very knowledge of this crisis.

If our only hope lies in leaders at the top saving us, and the electoral system that makes it look like it’s our votes that selected them–if that’s our hope, than there is no hope.

But it isn’t.

There are more and more people creating alternatives, not as abstract ideas, but as actions which give us the power to see beyond capitalism and it’s patriarchal, racist orders.

Maybe all you see is Trump, and the need to be rid of him. But there’s so much more. Please don’t assume that those who have no more trust in Biden’s ability to change our direction than Trump, have thrown up our hands in surrender. We have not.

Many are working tirelessly, and have been for years, to make a better world… and they get righfully pissed at being told they’re only helping Trump by having a larger vision of how we go about getting rid of him… and the whole system that produced him.

 

#1136 Smudge

9×12 Pen & Ink
#1136 Smudg
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#1135 Scribble No. 3

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#1135 Scribble No 3
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#1134 Scribbly Mess

9×12 Pen & Ink. Watercolor. What else to do, with no canvas to paint. Art supplies closed. Waiting for Death at the door.
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Covid-19 March 17 #1131

I keep working on this… it’s evolving with the pandemic
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#1131 Pandemic 2020 (some reworking)

30×21″ Oil on canvas
#1131
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Covid-19 and the End of the Anthropocene

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The covid-19 virus is going to teach us some lessons about what the end of the Anthropocene means. A harsh and cruel lesson, made all the more cruel by those who resist more strongly accepting that humans do not stand above and apart from all other life– are not, never have been, and never will be, rulers on or of the earth, but common citizens with trees and birds, insects and rocks and all the micro-organisms that make up even our own bodies.