That’s how I prefer to look at prospects for the Game of the Real World 2019, too, in which we are, for better or worse, far from our final episode. Ironically, it was the very real Abraham Lincoln who invoked one of my favorite sayings, “You are just about as happy as you make up your mind to be.
Comey crushed Trump in his remarks, which were clear, measured and straightforward, making the case that an amoral person with “corrupt intent” like Trump should not be leading this country.
History will remember this period not so much for the by now almost boring rehearsal of the personal moral, ethical and legal shortcomings of this corrupt and compromised individual, but for all those, knowing better, who have become his partners in crime.
It is perhaps only from the standpoint of personal character that this new phase in the drama of the Trump presidency and its death throes can be measured and its outcome predicted.
It turns out that almost all the accounts, the independent investigations by the media and Congress, turned out to be spot-on. Yes, it is every bit as bad, and unsavory, as we’d been led to believe.
For persons who make it a point to cultivate mindfulness of the role of our planet in the context of a universe so unimaginably vast, the image is downright stunning, awesome and fearsome.
It was at first hard to prove, and word of such a nefarious plot doing in the highest official in the still fragile democracy could have been disastrous.
I took a keen interest in all of this in the wake of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981, and my research quickly brought me to what I think would have been an appropriate hypothesis.
Typical of Trump and his types, the momentary perceived vulnerability was exploited to jump onto an offensive, like that moment when a cat looks the other way so that it can be grabbed, nailed to a garage door and set on fire.
This is not a pretty picture, and if you think that all his allies would scurry to leave him standing alone, think again.