Pravda: Trump, the USA and the unforgivable evil

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A recent article featured on Yahoo! News reported that Helen Beristain, an Indiana woman who voted for Donald Trump, and even stated that she was “happy” when he won, is now lamenting the fact that her husband is facing deportation to Mexico; around the same time, CNN reported that Kraig Moss, who “traveled to 45 [Trump] rallies,” and even sang songs praising him, is now bemoaning Trump’s attacks on the Affordable Care Act; and two of Trump’s “celebrity” supporters, Jackie Evancho, who sang at Trump’s inauguration, and Caitlyn Jenner, are now complaining about his efforts to diminish the rights of the LGBT communities.

I have but one response-a quotation really, from Deputy U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens, a character on the television show Justified:  “You the type of fella that walks under a flock of birds and is surprised when he ends up with s**t on his face?”

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Disdain for undocumented migrants

During his campaign, Trump never hid his disdain for undocumented immigrants, and denounced Mexicans, in particular, as criminals; he made no pretense about wanting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and actually campaigned on that promise; and he chose as his running mate Mike Pence, who, while serving as governor of Indiana, signed a law legalizing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

So allow me to state, unequivocally, that I have absolutely no sympathy for these four individuals or others of their ilk.  Hoisted with their own petards through their ignorance or willful blindness, they now want to play, what I call, “The Regret Game.”  Yet they willingly chose to vote for or support the elevation of a venal, mendacious, narcissistic, demagogic, sociopathic reprobate to one of the most powerful offices in the world.

I’m not sure when “The Regret Game” began, but it appears to have originated with the belief of some religious communities that no matter how despicably people live their lives, no matter how many innocents they injure, kill, or cause to suffer through their decisions and/or actions, they can still, in their last moments of life, seek forgiveness and receive absolution.

No fairness

One problem with this belief is it negates any incentive to behave with fairness, compassion, and integrity.  Another is it is self-deceiving.  If people wait until they are close to death before expressing regret, it is usually too late to undo the harm they have caused.  Also, there is the very legitimate argument that seeking forgiveness on one’s deathbed is compelled more by the self-serving desire to avoid eternal punishment, than by any sincere regret.

In several previous articles, I have argued that history does not move linearly, despite advances in science, technology, and knowledge, but instead moves like a pendulum perpetually swinging from overreaction to regret.  Perhaps the primary reason for this is because people take succor in the belief that, no matter how cruelly, irresponsibly, hypocritically, or foolishly they act, they can later play “The Regret Game.”

This is why I wrote in my Pravda.Report article A Day That Will Live in Infamy (January 9, 2017) that people who voted for or supported Trump “punched their one way tickets to hell.”  While such votes or support stand on their own as an unforgivable evil, they also represent a mindset that creates one of the greatest threats to humanity.

We are at a point in history where advances in chemical, biological, and nuclear weaponry can destroy the world, and where the extinction of species and ravaging of the environment is increasing at an alarming rate.  All it will take is just one time, just one foolish decision, just one broken link on the food chain that is ultimately one too many, and the ascendancy of that one “leader” recklessly given power to set these apocalyptic events into motion.

And then nobody will be around to play “The Regret Game.”

David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Report

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7 Responses to "Pravda: Trump, the USA and the unforgivable evil"

  1. paul becke  April 25, 2017 at 11:47 am

    On the theme of death-bed conversions, a life lived without compassion will mean the person’s conscience will have become deadened by sin at an early age, impervious to God’s saving grace ; and the imminence of death will not change their hearts.

    There are limits to God’s humility in terms of using fear to win over lost souls – which was why he almost always reserved his greatest miracles to be witnessed only by his closest followers, Peter, James and John; perhaps on or two others, sometimes.

  2. vtreader  April 4, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Another Christ??? Cognitive dissonance is strong with this one. So what about Bibi, Adelson and all the Jews that financed/surround/advise/are related to Trump? What about all the Jews that Trump appointed to positions in the cabinet and as advisers? Another Christ??? NO.

  3. Peter Johnson  April 3, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Amen to that.

  4. Toby  April 3, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I like this Proverb; “While their hatred may be concealed by trickery, their wrongdoing will be exposed in public”.

  5. roger  April 2, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    To pick from two evils, when the alternative was a Hillary loughing on the Kadaffi assassination , sponsoring the “Assad has to go” and admitting that didn’t care for middle class, little or nothing could have being different. Scalating politics with “Might is right” sets aside reason and humankind, Trump promoted hope, and yet unmasked himself being an irrational bully. The 99% was cheated and close to a megaton -size tragedy. Democracy means that those making decisions must be accountable to those who are affected by them, not to fool honest people with with a perverted inability to alter a 4-year Banana Chiquita sequence of dictatorial executive, an unrepresentative congress and a compromised judiciary that only answer to unelected unconstitutional lobbies.and a sovietic HSD Participative, direct and plesbiciting system could help otherwise, without veering course the people would be let down everytime and repentance would not be the remedy. .

  6. Khalid Talaat  April 2, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Senecat… who was it that said: every people deserve the government they get. The Hillary gang deserve Trump because they abandoned Sanders. The Trump gang deserve Trump because they wanted chsnge so bad, they would have made a pact with the devil. The ones who don’t deserve neither candidate nor their politically witless supporters are those of us informed, who care about their country enough to worry about it. Every time we try to point something factual about their candidats they take it personal as if children watching the WWF Enjoy what you wished for. Enjoy your wilful ignorance and your addiction to faux news. Enjoy your self deception that there is a two party system. However, spare us, for Pete’s sake, “the would you rather have Hillary” childish argument. Give it a rest, Trump is unprepared to drain his bathtub let alone the DC swamp. Live with your foolish choice, granted it was a tough one.

  7. wjabbe  April 2, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Mark Twain is arguably America’s greatest writer . He concluded “Man evolved DOWN from the higher animals.” Man is a destroyer, a plunderer, a fool who wantonly and willfully disrespects earth and all living things on it. Man well deserves his impending demise into oblivion.
    “Letters From the Earth”, 1938

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