I question the judgment of anyone who has ever supported Donald Trump in any way.
Trump was a liar and a fraud as a businessman. That was plain to anybody who honestly listened to him for many years, far before he got into politics. He has no ethics. He has no principles. He has no moral compass. If you understand narcissist personality disorder (NPD), you know he’s mentally ill.
That doesn’t mean I support any of his opponents, of course, because they are simply different brands of evil. Just because Trump is a mentally ill fraud and liar, that doesn’t make the more mainstream politicians any less evil.
Anyone who can keep supporting Trump at this point is being willfully blind to his unique brand of evil. He is like a mafia crime boss who will do anything — tell any lie, break any rule, cross any line — to hold onto power.
But even with all of this said, the truth is that it is a waste of your time and energy to debate about Donald Trump or Joe Biden or any of these other charlatans. Your future is going to be determined by the decisions you make — not who wins political power struggles.
If you are focused on Trump and Biden — or if you see any politician as your savior — you’re laying the foundation for your own destruction.
I don’t like to write about politics anymore. That’s partly because whatever I say is going to anger a lot of people who are unwilling to rethink what they’ve been taught, but it’s mostly because all of this is such an incredible waste of time.
I spent more than 20 years working as a consultant in state GOP politics. I turned against the entire system for deeply philosophical reasons, but even if I still believed the civic-minded propaganda which I grew up believing, I can tell you without reservation that both sides are just as evil.
They have different rhetoric. There are surface-level differences between the two sides. But under the surface, the vast majority of them are the same sort of power-hungry charlatans who want your money and want their egos stroked. And the more successful they are, the worse they tend to be, no matter how well-mannered they learn to act in public.
(I was once one of them. I wanted power, too. I know what it’s like to be seduced by this darkness.)
Most of you have bought the evil notion that you are required to choose one side or the other. Even if you agree they’re both evil, you believe it’s your duty to choose the lesser of the two evils. But this is insane, especially in the long run.
What you see around you today is the result of choosing “the lesser of two evils” for generation after generation. It’s not getting better. It’s getting worse. And every time “the other side” seems to get more evil, most of you think that justifies you supporting a more powerful evil on your own side. And then you turn a blind eye to the evil which you have enabled.
All this means is that you are actively supporting evil. What’s worse, it means you are wasting your time and attention on something which you can’t control — and you’re wasting your opportunity to make decisions and take actions to prepare your own life for the disaster which politicians have created for us.
It didn’t matter who won the 2020 presidential election. It doesn’t matter who wins the election in four years. The fiscal situation is so bad and the cultural rot is so deep that this society is doomed to some form of collapse — political, social, economic — no matter who is in charge.
Worrying about who is in charge right now is like fighting over who mans the bridge of the Titanic after it’s already hit the iceberg. The ship is going down. The best thing you can do is focus on saving yourself and your family. You are wasting your time, energy and effort to fight old battles which have no significance.
There’s still time to make decisions about saving your own family and finding places where you can escape the dark days ahead. But time is running out.
When Noah started building an ark to escape a coming flood, everybody thought he was crazy. They all kept living their normal lives, both the most decent people and the most sinful people. But once the rain started, only those who had been prepared were able to escape the awful flood. The rest of them — both good and bad — were killed by the flood.
In a metaphorical way, that is where we are today.
If you keep watching television news and reading angry posts online — fighting with others about who is right and who is wrong in Washington — you’re not going to notice when it starts raining. You’re going to be so focused on people who are all going to be washed away that you will lose your own life, too. And your negligence is going to doom your children as well.
It’s time to ignore the evil politicians who want to control our lives. We can’t stop them and it wouldn’t make any difference anyway.
You had better start building your ark, because some of us know that it’s already starting to rain — and there’s a terrible flood coming when we least expect it.