OK, let's face it. It will probably be a rare day that Donald Trump's flying circus doesn't give me something this is hard to resist posting about. These will be brief comments on the new normal.
Alex Jones of Infowars, who never saw a conspiracy he didn't like, has decided to make an exception when confronted with evidence of an actual conspiracy by Russian intelligence to promote Donald Trump. Actually, Trump is going to be a problem for Alex Jones over the long run. Alex Jones' schtick is to blame absolutely everything on the Global Conspiracy by the Illuminati, New World Order, or whatever. Mass shootings, terrorist attacks, contagious diseases, natural disasters, eccentric weather -- all those thing we used to put down in the category of shit happens -- are now all false flags and sinister conspiracy by the New World Order. All politicians, media outlets and other authorities could simply be dismissed as part of the conspiracy. But in Trump, Jones now has a President who at least pretends to give his loopy conspiracy theories credence. At last, one who is not part of the New World Order, but is prepared to fight it!
Yet, funny thing, even assuming the Trump Presidency does not lead to disaster, the usual shit will continue to happen. There will still be mass shootings, terrorist attacks, contagious diseases, natural disasters, eccentric weather, etc. A President prepared to fight the New World Order won't be able to stop them. What Jones will make of that remains to be seen. Alternately, for a paranoid look at paranoia, see here for the proposal that Alex Jones and all the rest are really just a Russian conspiracy.
In other news today, I am really starting to like Rand Paul. He has vowed to do everything in his power to block crazed warmonger John Bolton from being Deputy Secretary of State on the grounds that he is a crazed warmonger. “He should get nowhere close to the State Department if anybody with a sane worldview is in charge,” Paul said. You tell 'em!