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Mr. Scorpio

Mr. Scorpio's Journal
Mr. Scorpio's Journal
November 8, 2023

Tonight's election results have gone a long way in preserving my faith in American democracy

I’m resting a little easier about our prospects next year against galloping authoritarianism.


November 6, 2023

I'm pretty convinced that angry white America is hellbent on burning America to the ground

Please, tell me that I'm wrong.

And if you do so, I would appreciate it if it could be done without imparting a "not this white person," because, obviously, I'm not talking about any white person reading this post on this site. Given that, I suspect that many of the white people on this site are personally acquainted with other white people who otherwise meet the criteria. Crazy Trump loving uncles, neighbors and co-workers are generally not known for keeping their love of all things Trump to themselves. In their diatribes, I suspect that they might have relayed some type of reasoning that explains their support for someone who works against their own interests.

There's also the dichotomy that these same angry white people, who are insistent in destroying the republic, are also of mind that Trump is their savior.

Which, of course. is tantamount to a mass, hysterical psychotic break from reality. I have listened to his supporters in interviews and they all have this penchant for sounding deranged, ignorant and assigning their own distorted beliefs and subjective reality to Trump's own words, when many times he had never uttered anything that they've said.

They have this image of Trump in their own heads that mirrors many of their own biases, It's not like Trump isn't bad enough, his white grievance apocalyptic death cult has to consciously create someone who is even worse than he actually is. And Trump, of course, runs with this pathologically unhinged fantasy like a toddler running through shards of glass with a loaded Glock.

For the life of me, I can't figure out what has gotten into white America, that it's ready to throw the entire country into the abyss of white nationalist authoritarian dictatorship. Is it a complete surrender to mass paranoia? Is it, as I suspect, the result of white identified society never fully resolving the historical issues of race?

What do these people expect expect from this country and if they don't get what they expect, why are they so intent on burning it to the ground?

They really don't seem like people who have benefited from a lifelong mentor-ship that teaches them to solve their own problems. They don't seem to be people who have been taught the benefits of compassion and cooperation.

What they sound like is a disorganized gaggle of spoiled, entitled brats in adult bodies, who all lack the requisite critical thinking skills to realized when a conman is exploiting them. He's leading these people into a probable life of hardship and national oblivion, and their response is, "Sure, let's do that."

In a country that doesn't want to destroy itself, Trump would never be a viable candidate, the Republican Party wouldn't abandon its own established principles and the national press wouldn't coddle and facility this madness. But that's where we are today.

I can only come to the conclusion that American's own self-destruction is both inevitable and well-deserved, if the majority of the voters will it to happen. Black and Brown voters, along with the minority of left-leaning white voters who are willing facilitate a caucus, are not guaranteed to prevent it from happening. There's only so much that can be done in the face of gerrymandering, voter suppression, anti-democratic propaganda and the mass influx of right wing financing.

A fractured and disheartened opposition to creeping white nationalism can only accomplish so much, even if we are technically in a slim majority.

Again, I would appreciate it if you tell me that I'm wrong.


October 27, 2023

Hey, y'all

I'm still kicking on my BIRTHDAY!

Just wanted to keep you from worrying about me!

October 18, 2023

Frankly, I can't wait until Jordan gets the Speaker's gavel

Considering the fact that EVERY SINGLE Republican Speaker for the last thirty years had been eventually politically destroyed. It’s no accident that any Republican congress critter with a lick of sense doesn’t want the job.

The rabid extremists are throwing Jordan to the wolves. He’s going to be eaten alive. I doubt that he’d last six months, due to his own stupidity, malfeasance, corruption and contempt for The Constitution and the American people.

Unfortunately he’s going to inflict damage on the republic before he’s sacked, that’s just the way the cookie crumbles.

The only bit of optimism that I have about this is that we’re another day closer to having a Speaker Jeffries.

Until then, embrace the suck.

September 10, 2023

If you were to hazard a a guess, what ethnic minority do you think that MAGAts the most?

Black, Latino, Muslim. Jewish or other, it doesn't matter...

I'm wondering who would send them over the edge if this person ran as a liberal candidate for president.

It's for a story I'm working for. I need a last name for an incidental character. This person is going to run for President in the future and lose the election to the bad guy.

By the way, his first name is "Matt."


September 5, 2023

What I've always found intriguing about my six degrees is how extensive it is.

For example, here, I am with Margot Kidder:

Kidder was, of course, once married to Pierre Trudeau:

(So many connections from that alone)

Here's Trudeau with Fidel Castro:

Who once met my great Uncle, Joe Louis:

And here's the picture that I took of my Uncle Joe with one of my cousins:

This just goes to show that MrScorpio is at least within six degrees of seperation of, uh... MrScorpio.

September 1, 2023

Hark, what is that giant, luminous orb wafting gently o'er yonder horizon?

Shall I howl at it?

It vexes me so.

August 31, 2023

On a dark desert highway...

Cool wind in my hair

Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air

Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light

My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night

There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell

And I was thinking to myself
"This could be Heaven or this could be Hell"

Then she lit up a candle
And she showed me the way

There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

"Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face

Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (any time of year)
You can find it here"

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes-Benz, uh

She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends

How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat

Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain, "Please bring me my wine"
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969"

And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

"Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face

They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis"

Mirrors on the ceiling, the pink champagne on ice
And she said, "We are all just prisoners here of our own device"

And in the master's chambers they gathered for the feast

They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before

"Relax," said the night man, "We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave"

August 3, 2023

I'm listening to the indictment coverage on C-Span

it's really disheartening to hear all of the fucking idiots calling in supporting Trump.

These people are utterly delusional... And they vote.

We are in serious trouble.

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