TODAY I OFFICIALLY BEGIN THE “DUDE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING??” SERIES. WHO IS “DUDE?” I’M COMING TO IT.
I once heard a mother ask her son who’d stumbled into her book club session: “Dude, what are you doing?”
The boy was five, maybe. He gravely answered, “Come to get my ball, of course.”
Our Dude in DC wouldn’t have the manners or the mind to do what that kid did.
But I still have to ask: “Dude, what’re you doing”? ???????
So our Dude in DC, Donald Trump, said today that “We’re doing well.” He’s got Mexico sucking up to him and detaining migrants seeking asylum from some of the most torturous conditions for the little people in the world. In return, Dude won’t slap the tariffs on Mexican goods that will hurt not only Mexico, but the USA. 160 odd US businesses have already told him that. They too had to ask, “Dude, what’re you doing?” But our Dude said he knows what he’s doing, because the Dow Jones had the best week of the year!!!
What do people think? Does our Dude know what he’s doing? What I can see is that Dude is just following the worst mantra of globalization: Goods and money moving faster and freer than bodies. So, let’s imprison the asylum seekers from Honduras in Guatemala where every mother’s son is in a gang or out of the world. And let’s imprison asylum seekers from Guatemala in Mexico. And the Mexicans? Well, the Dude’s already got them so beaten down that they can just look up at Dude’s tower and go around in circles. And in this way let’s bully neighboring sovereign states so that they come to their knees and beg for another chance, Dude, just another chance, to reinstate human sacrifice.
Is Dude by any chance a descendant of the ancient Inca, Aztec or Mayans. What an irony that would be!