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Devion's Views #152

ILLUSION, FANTASY AND REALITY (posted May 4, 2018)

An illusion is a false idea or belief, or a deceptive appearance or impression.

A fantasy is an idea with no basis in reality and is basically your imagination unrestricted by reality.

Reality is the state of things as they exist. It's what you see, hear, and experience.

If you've ever said "I don't know what was real and what was fake", "But it's hard to let go of the fantasy", "It feels like I was in love with an illusion" or "I'm finding it really hard to move on and accept what has happened", you've got reconciliation issues.

When you're faced with making fantasy and reality consistent with one another so that  you can accept the truth of what has happened, what you feel, do, or are being, you opt for the illusions which basically suspends you in No Man's Land while opening you up to problems in the real world.

                WHICH BRINGS US TO THE WEEK IN 'LA LA LAND'

The most popular political soap opera ever, "Tales from Trump-Landia" or "Sex, Lies and Vlad has a Videotape".

Mirroring the Energizer Bunny, it keeps on giving and giving daily fixes of head-spinning plot lines.

                         ...like the President's Fixer Roulette Game

Bye-bye, Trump's top lawyer, Ty 'the Mustachioed One' Cobb,

"I was retired for being too liberal in handing over information and cooperating with the special counsel...as directed by my client."

Bye-bye, Michael 'pass the cigars' Cohen,

"I was dismissed for loyally doing my client's bidding, in every circumstance. How the hell did I know they would raid my premises, bug my phones and threaten 30 years in the hoosegow if I don't cooperate with the special counsel?" "I need a real lawyer."

Hello Mr. Alley-oop, Rudy Giuliani,

"I'm a fast-talking mean legal machine. I will leave them agog. What they did to Michael is disgraceful. He was just doing his job protecting his client. Who cares whether it was Denis Denison or Michael Cohen or Donald Trump who paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep her mouth shut during the campaign. What's that possibly got to do with Russian collusion, obstruction of justice or an illegal campaign contribution?"

"Mr. President, get rid of Magoo. Make me Attorney General. I will get rid of Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, and Mueller, pronto."

His garbled, undisciplined performance on Fox, purporting to represent his client's latest position on serious legal issues, not only missed a slam dunk interview with Trump loyalists, but may have sealed his fate.

His client responded "Rudy's great but he just started. Giuliani will get his facts straight!"....or else, bye-bye mean legal machine?

Rudy has since issued a "clarification". Newfies would call this "salvage the disaster and try to save your arse". 

                       ...like the President's Doctor Roulette Game

Bye-bye, Navy rear admiral, Dr. Ronny 'the Candy man' Jackson,

"The President is a medical miracle. Despite no exercise, mainlines McDonald's, eats steak and meatloaf, he only weighs 239 lbs. With those extraordinary genes, could live 'till he's 200."

Ronny lost Trump as his patient after a painful and embarrassing short stint as his nominee to head the Veterans Affairs Department.

Bye-bye, Dr. Harold 'the Hair' Bornstein, Trump's physician for more than 30 years.

"If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." This medical statement was actually dictated by patient Trump.

Harold lost his patient and more hurtful, his chance to become the President's physician after letting slip he'd prescribed a hair growth medication, and later complained on TV that Trump's medical records were stolen from his office by the Emperor's goons.

Harold's fulsome head of John Lennon-like hair, undoubtedly contributed to attracting Donald to his practice...especially the doctor's self-promoting magical hair growing potions.

                        CONTEMPORARY 'AMERICAN MOVEMENTS'

 - MOVEMENT #1: "Make America Great Again". Emperor 'Crazy Pants' leads this movement.

May 2 was America's 'National Day of Prayer'.

Religionis simulatione - Latin for religious hypocrisy. On the day, the morally brankrupt pseudo-Christian, sanctimoniously welcomed U.S. religious leaders to the White House Rose Garden.

His speech left many astonished, containing no words about a basic obligation of the rich and powerful to help the poor and disadvantaged; rather suggesting the task was primarily the responsibility of the religious community.

Several rolled their eyes and bowed their heads, presumably praying for redemption.

 - MOVEMENT #2: "America's Evangelista's". Mickey and his real boss, Karen Pence, lead this movement.

The Emperor confessed he has never met a couple who prayed as much as these two, not publicly admitting this made him more uncomfortable than quietly escorting a Playboy Bunny past Melania's bedroom to his.

He doesn't appreciate the Pences are praying for 'divine intervention' asking that sometime soon, the foul-mouthed non-believer will be deposed; catapulting Mickey and his Mrs. into the Presidency.

Even more head-spinning, serious American evangelical Christians have not broken with this Emperor, who runs his Empire like a Mob boss; despite their being unable to think of a single Commandment he hasn't broken, several times.

Similtaneously frightening and hypocritical.

 - MOVEMENT #3: "Make America Horny Again". Porn star, Stormy Daniels, leads this movement.

Stormy and her savvy lawyer, Michael Avenetti, who has mastered the art of capturing the news cycle, are suing the Emperor for defamation.

Worth noting. May 3 was "World Press Freedom Day". This day was ignored by Trump believing it to be "My Enemies Day".

 - MOVEMENT #4: "Honor Trump with the Nobel Peace Prize". This movement is led by eighteen House Republicans.

They are lobbying the Nobel Committee for their President to receive the Prize because of his work to ease nuclear tensions with North Korea. While they are at it, why not add the leaders of North and South Korea for a perfect trifecta?

Alfred Nobel, after whom the Nobel Prize is named, invented dynamite. Given the destructive nature of his invention, he came up with the idea of an award for people who dedicate their lives to ensure peace in the world.

A perfect Nobel trifecta with no basis in reality.

NB: The institution that awards the Nobel Prize for Literature is mired in a sexual and financial scandal so deep, that this year's prize may be postponed for the first time in more than seven decades.

In Nobel speak, this is a KA-BOOM!

 - MOVEMENT #5: "Impeach the President". This movement is led by a cross section of disillusioned Americans.

Supported by media ads, a petition is circulating signed by over five million voters, so far.

                                          A new 'Truthiness Game'

Each week, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, will invite one reporter to spend time inside the White House. Any reporter who finds one, anyone, anybody working there, who is not lying and prepared to reveal the truth and nothing but the truth, will win something useless.

An undeniable reality:

Politics has become the primary 'subject du jour' for millions of otherwise disinterested observers of this profession.

                                               DIRE WARNING

Do not fret if you haven't yet read the report called "Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada".

My advice, don't bother because it's studded with depressing passages.

The report is the first time nearly all legislative audit offices in Canada have coordinated their work. Quebec didn't participate.

The country is going to miss the 2020 emission target by 20 percent. The 2030 target is looking perilously hard to hit. 

Foot dragging and empty promises from goverments that claim to take climate change seriously, is to blame.

Mother Nature's message, anticipate more climate related disasters.

And the week ends with Emperor 'Crazy Pants' addressing his enthusiastisc NRA supporters.

KA-BOOM, KA-BANG, KA-DING-A-LING.

Keep smiling and fight for a better tomorrow.

Ron Devion, No Guts, No Glory