So, How Will This End with President Trump?
July 31, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
Updated format August 18, 2018
People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
There’s no denying that Putin entered our lives for a reason, he will be here for a political season, maybe more, and while his effects won’t last a lifetime, it will last a long time.
Self-preservation is the key, whether in politics, the job market, or the animal kingdom. And just like all three, when a factor no longer serves a purpose, you get rid of it.
In politics, you vote out the politician. In the job market, you move on to hopefully better employment. In the animal kingdom, whether to continue the bloodline or seeking prey, once the goals have been accomplished, the animal moves on.
Vladimir Putin will move on when President Trump is no longer of use to him. It could be tomorrow, it could be dependent on Robert Mueller’s investigation, or when there is nothing else left to accomplish. It is the way of the world, but, by then, how much of the discarded carcass of our democracy remains?
How Putin will react, we can only guess. There’s no doubt that lifting the sanctions is one step towards the master plan, but after that, Russia still isn’t going anywhere.
As many find this hard to believe, Russia and the United States aren’t friends. While President Trump would think it’s great if we could get along and everyone would agree to that, this isn’t the way to go about it. A tiger doesn’t change its stripes anymore than Trump will be presidential.
I can’t force you to get along with me, especially at the risk of others. Relationships in order to succeed must be balanced, not lopsided. A lopsided relationship from the outside looking in may seem balanced, but it’s an illusion.
I’ve written about it many times, whether in my blogs or lately in one of my novels, that the face of war has changed. For years, we heard of experts talking about cyber warfare and that one day it would come. We didn’t listen and because we didn’t, guess what, it is already here.
There is no longer a need to invade a country. Shots don’t have to be fired and lives lost. A laptop and internet connection seems to cause plenty of chaos and discord. What is the best way to bring down a crime ring or a mob family? Not by explosion, but by implosion. Create distrust among each other.
Imploding we are. Divisiveness reigns supreme now, and now all we need is the perfect timing of Russia to light the wick to the stick of dynamite. Plenty of polls show that President Trump’s base believes him and Putin over the media. Implosion.
The entire FBI organization is corrupt. Implosion. There is an entire deep state where corruption is the norm and only one person in his superhero outfit of a dark blue suit, white shirt, and red tie can stop it. Implosion.
Russia will continue its divisiveness and discreditation campaign with the upcoming mid-term elections. Like Putin, President Trump has already started his discreditation campaign and has warned if there is hacking, it’s in favor of the democrats since he foresees a loss.
The more the Blue Wave washes ashore, the worse that it will get. Damn if you do, damn if you don’t. And if the President’s story ends in a disgraceful impeachment, it will only get worse from the right, and if he’s not impeached, it will only get worse from the left. Divide and conquer is not the way to run the United States.
In the meantime, Putin is pulling the strings. I can only imagine Trump ratcheting up his tweets during this time, but imagine if he is out of office what his tweets will be like. Nothing is more dangerous than a powerful man who has lost his grip on power and seeks to regain it.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.