When something very newsworthy happens, people are re-awakened. That happened when Trump was elected. It has been downhill ever since.
Since Trump’s election, Americans have been exposed to a lifestyle of the sociopathic, unrepentant and venal. Worse, too many Americans now see this as the new normal.
All this has happened as the average American continues to pay their bills and college loans, fails to harass women or belittle the less fortunate, while respecting the boundaries that separate legal from illegal.
The average American cannot articulate it, but American culture embodies a sense of justice. Frank Capra and Disney depicted justice on the screen, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen sing about it, and comic book heroes defied gravity and bullets to make justice happen.
We will never see justice from the Democrats in Congress or from the highly-touted, well-paid lawyers working in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan who have enabled and abetted Trump his entire career.
So, when the long-awaited Mueller Report was released in April 2019, Americans expected justice for a life-long sociopath who doesn’t pay his bills, lies with impunity, fakes loan applications, dates porn stars while married, and sues anyone who gets in his way. The report was a slap in the face to Americans.
Millions of dollars later and two years in the making, the report largely concluded what most Americans already knew. Trump and his family were crooks. Worse, he was getting away with it again, this time enabled largely by white men in expensive suits, many of whom are federal employees who have never been unemployed a day in their lives.
There is no posse after Trump. Instead, the people in charge are talking and waiting. There is no sense of immediacy because unlike average Americans who pay bills monthly, politicians are on federal time, which changes with the seasons.
The corporate Democrats in opposition to Trump are waiting for more polls. They weigh decisions based on their own reality. They have no sense of justice. And like former President Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder who failed to put any of the bankers who caused the 2008 recession in jail, inaction is the default mode for both parties today. Rich people get away with things that average people cannot.
Dispensing justice requires action. Average Americans don’t have the luxury of evading bills and responsibilities at work like politicians in Washington and state capitals nationwide. But Americans have been waiting decades for judicial and economic justice. Now, we see the system is fundamentally broken and corrupt.
TV shills with high school educations dictate national policies, while elected officials head for the sidelines whenever a decision needs to be made. The country’s leaders are in a national timeout. There are no referees to start the game.
When I worked at the New York Stock Exchange, a longtime employee told me his secret to success. He said, “The inbox is for things that time will settle, the outbox is for things that time has already settled.” He stayed there for 30 years and collected a huge pension, so it worked for him. Too bad that is not the formula for average Americans.
The Democrats have headed for the sidelines. They don’t understand that the court of public opinion is in session and demands accountability. Corporate Democrats taking corporate donations know the popular tide is changing, but they are taking the cash. After all, it is a sure thing, not like picking whatever is behind Door #1.
So for Americans who have a sense of justice, we’ll have to keep on waiting until 2020, or maybe never. We will never see justice from the Democrats in Congress or from the highly-touted, well-paid lawyers working in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan who have enabled and abetted Trump his entire career.
So much for American justice.