Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Trumpty Dumpty: Tyrannosaurus Rex

It’s dangerous work to destroy a beehive, since you have to contend with all the angry bees. Remember those menacing figures who reveal their insides, unleashing torrents of vermin, rats, and snakes when their armor is finally pierced. Hieronymous Bosch created such ghoulish creatures. Though a monster may be destroyed, it can still do a good deal of damage on the way out. Petulant and retributive to the end, Donald Trump is turning out to be one of those ghouls who is not easy to fell. He's throwing up a good fight, intent on doing as much damage as is possible right until the end. William Esper, the secretary of Defense was one of the first to go. But Chris Krebs, director of DHS Cybersecurity Agency may be headed for the chopping block. His crime: creating a website to do away with fraudulent information related to the election. Gina Haspel, head of the CIA is another candidate. The fact that the country will be left vulnerable at the moment when the pandemic is raging seems not only to be absent from consideration, but precisely the point as is the president’s refusal to initiate the normal transition steps through the GSA. It was determined that another slow transition process partly explained intelligence failures on 9/11. What a perfect time for terrorists to strike! Trump doesn’t need to inform his autocrat buddies. Weakened on every front, the once most powerful country in the world will become fair game for attack. Trumpty Dumpty sat on a wall/Trumpty Dumpty had a great fall...

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