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Friday 12 Jul 2024

Watch Our Six
AJ Robinson

Here’s the latest load of cow dung, paraphrased, from the Trump administration. The wall along our border with Mexico will keep terrorists out of the USA. I don’t have to check a poll or have the gift of second sight to know that all his little minions believe that one hundred percent and no amount of facts will change their minds.

► Sanders wobbled when questioned by Wallace.

I am impressed that Chris Wallace, on Fox News, actually did call out the Trumpian Minister of Lies-oops, sorry, I mean his Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, when she spewed that nonsense on his show. Is Fox turning on its master? I guess that polar vortex has affected a very southern region of the nether world with a blizzard.

I don’t think Wallace raised the issue of Mexico paying for the wall. Isn’t that what Trump has been practically chanting for the last two years? I do wish the media and politicians would mention that occasionally.

After all, if Mexico is supposed to pay for the wall, why is Trump holding the government essentially hostage to get the initial funding? I’ve noticed that his minions now chirp about Obama, Bush and even Clinton talked about border security back when each was president. Well, congrats, folks, you finally got something right.

Mind the verbiage: border security. Trump has the gall to say all of the former presidents want the wall and they, quite naturally, went on the air or spoke to reporters and made it quite clear that they hadn’t spoken to him and did not believe in the wall. Former president pondered members of former administrations talked of fences in the high traffic areas, guards, drones, monitoring and so on, but none of them was dumb enough to suggest a wall along the entire US-Mexico Border. For so many reasons that is utter baloney and I’m not even going to bother listing all of them; it would run on for pages.

The new nonsense, regarding terrorist hordes practically flooding the nation from Mexico, means a wall is vital, but overlooks an important point: Canada. In military slang, there is a phrase concerning “watching your six.” If you imagine straight ahead of you being the twelve on a clock, then three is your right and nine is your left, well, six is behind you, which, obviously, is your most vulnerable spot.

► Canada is the six spot for America.

Well, Canada is our “six,” as it’s the longest unmonitored border in the world. Why would terrorists brave the heat and dangers of our southern border when they can drive, walk or ride in comfort across from the north? If Trump truly cares about the dangers of terrorists entering our country, why isn’t securing our northern border a higher priority?

The southern wall is a concern regarding one idea: pleasing racist and nationalistic followers Trump. In fact, if he fretted border security, he’d ask for money for what works, such as staff, equipment, judges and lawyers to process people faster and better intelligence. Now comes word he’s going to address the nation, tonight; for the first time in history, some networks are considering showing him with a delay of some sort to enable them to cut him off if he veers off into the fantasyland of alternate facts.

Think of that for a moment. The president has such a reputation for lying the media are unwilling to let him speak, with no pause button. That is beyond sad and doesn’t bode well for the health of our nation.

I have no idea what Trump is going to say during his prime-time talk, but I know it’ll be fact-free and he’ll probably make a total ass of himself. One rumor suggests he’s going to talk about there being a crisis of immigration. Listen for him to cite the internment camps and maybe even the children that have died in them, all because of his actions.

I also seem to recall Trump boasting about shutting down the government and being more than willing to take the responsibility. Where did that go? Now he’s blaming the democrats. Oh well, we should have been suspicious when he said the shutdown would be “on him.” After all, when has he taken responsibility for anything negative?

► Who will swallow the poop?

I have to wonder, will his minions still swallow his crap whole? No, strike that, there’s no doubt they will believe every word. That is what is truly saddest of all.

Combining the gimlet-eye of Philip Roth with the precisive mind of Lionel Trilling, AJ Robinson writes about what goes bump in the mind, of 21st century adults. Raised in Boston, with summers on Martha's Vineyard, AJ now lives in Florida. Working, again, as an engineeer, after years out of the field due to 2009 recession and slow recovery, Robinson finds time to write. His liberal, note the small "l," sensibilities often lead to bouts of righteous indignation, well focused and true. His teen vampire adventure novel, "Vampire Vendetta," will publish in 2020. Robinson continues to write books, screenplays and teleplays and keeps hoping for that big break.

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