I just read a story where experts say that Donald Trump is mentally ill, and they cite the reasons why. I think this is a lot of baloney. Trump knows what he is doing, and so do a lot of us.

Trump is an aspiring strongman. He and his cohorts are destroying democracy piece by piece. That is not something a mentally unbalanced man would do. His core belief is that he, and only he, can fix problems. In so doing, he demands total loyalty to him — from everybody and every government department.

The Donald is already moving in on the FBI and the justice department and there is talk about doing something to the First Amendment (Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances) to make it more pliable to authority and allow the press to be freely sued,.

He has already bulled some senators, threatening to run ads against them (he already did that to Dean Heller from Nevada) and he just yesterday stunned the Boy Scouts of America with a chilling and hateful speech that reminded people of Hitler in the early years of rise of Nazism in Germany.

No, this man, along with help from Bannon and Miller and others are incessantly tearing apart government departments by hiring unqualified people to lead them or by hiring people opposed to the very departments they are hired to lead. And the bottom line on this is that he only appoints people who swear allegiance to him, and not the constitution.

There are two reasons he has not filled many civilian posts in the government: One is to gut those departments so they can’t run and two he will only appoint people who will be totally loyal to him, and had trouble finding them.

Trump has one fatal flaw: Those tax returns. They will show him being comprised by the Russians who have loaned him hundreds of millions of dollars, most if not all of it dirty money that needed to be laundered.

The Donald is tricky like Tricky Dick Nixon, only he doesn’t put his fingerprints on anything that can be proof of his criminality. And he has a bevy of lawyers standing by to protect his flank (what is amusing is that he sometimes refuses to pay them, as he has done to many sub-contractors over the years, driving most of them out of business when he doesn’t pay according to contracts).

What is terrifying is that Trump has a silver-tongue that darts about like a poisonous snake and is electrifying in its ability to con those people who desperately want to follow a savior that will sooth all their anger and right all the wrongs they perceive what the previous administrations and the Clintons have done to them.

No amount of damage to our country and our democracy will knock these people from their stance in defense of him, and that is the most cold-blooded and chilling thing of all because all his bullying and lying is fully accepted in the face of evidence to the contrary. These people will not wake up to the danger he presents, and as long as he can con them this country will continue to sink to levels that once were thought to be impossible.

If Bob Mueller can prove before he’s fired that Trump and his allies are comprised by the Russians, it may not make a difference because already a large percentage of our population are beginning to believe the Russian government is our friend, and that is despite all the evidence that Russia is a dangerous enemy that will crush us if given the chance, and so far Trump is giving Putin and Russia the chance.

If there is somebody in the far future that will be around to record this period of history, it will show that like Rome and Nero, the United States of America was destroyed from within by a reckless and, yes, evil demagogue (a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument) who had the amazing ability to con millions of people as Hitler did in the 1930s in Germany.

Will future historians, if they manage to survive this, use this as a teaching lesson to show that even the most freedom-loving peoples can lose their way and succumb to falsehoods that ruin them, or maybe even kill them?

I never thought this would happen to my country in a million years. But I have an education in political theory, history and economics and that taught me all flourishing empires eventually fall for various reasons. America is in the process of falling as it rides what amounts to the Anti-Christ to Hell

. Prayer may not be able to help us, but if there is a second-coming of the Lord as the Bible says, the time is now ripe for Him to appear…

In the Bible, 2 Timothy 3:1, talks about the world nearing the end.

You emphatically must know what I am about to tell you! In the very last part of the last days, in the very end of the age, hurtful, harmful, dangerous, unpredictable, uncontrollable, high-risk periods of time will come.”

 Can it be turned around? Not unless we stop Trump soon. He goes on too much longer, hope fades.

Sorry to talk this way. It’s such a beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest, and a humming bird just appeared at my window, so small and beautiful wonders are still out here.

Be well pal.

Be careful out there.

Have a great day.

You are loved.