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Insanity: From the White House to the San Francisco School System

He can't handle the truth

Insanity stalks the land. From sea to shining sea, America is experiencing insanity from those who teach our young to those who guide the ship of state. While one school system launches a microagression on the history of the country, a President leads an assault on democracy. The country is paying a price for the actions of the Woke as well as the White House.


Insanity Charge #1: James Phillips, an emergency room doctor at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, was removed after publicly criticizing the President’s drive-by around the hospital after his coronavirus diagnosis. His was guilty of the crime of telling the truth in a world where it is forbidden.  On the occurrence of this motorcade showoff by the Covid-19 infected President, Phillips said:

The risk of COVID19 transmission inside [a vehicle] is as high as it gets outside of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding. My thoughts are with the Secret Service forced to play. Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity.

Insanity Charge #2: The New York Post frontpage cover calling on the Sore Loser to “STOP THE INSANITY.” The Murdoch-owned paper charged him with “cheering for an undemocratic coup.” The image of him is of a deposed leader spending his final days in office threatening to burn it all down. He is an anarchist holding the match.

There are other images paralleling his actions which have been brought to light recently as lessons from history – and we all know how he is an avid reader of history. How else would he know that Joe Biden is the worst Presidential candidate in the history of the United States? Nero fiddling while Rome burns and Marie Antoinette exclaiming “Let them eat cake.”  One might add “Après moi, le deluge,” for his predictions on the fate that awaits America after January 20, 2021, and “L’état, c’est moi” to draw on Louis XV and perhaps Louis XIV of France. Meanwhile people are eagerly awaiting for him to follow in the steps of Louis XVI.

So far the mainstream media has done a horrible job of reporting his final actions. Last week, everyone suddenly faced a temper tantrum of Krakatoa east of Java proportions. The defense bill was vetoed and the Covid 19 relief bill was deemed disgraceful. The media went into overdrive to try to explain these actions. Republican Senators, meaning Mitch McConnell in particular, were put on the spot along with the Georgia Senate incumbents. Why O Why did our immature child president choose to have a hissy fit now and on these items?

The confusion continued over the weekend. Then Lo and Behold. The immature child in the body of an adult with the emotional maturity of a three-year old (per Mary Trump), reversed course. What had been disgraceful had become acceptable. The bill was signed without a whimper or explanation.

Suddenly the media went into a feeding frenzy. What was the whole point of the disgraceful tirade? What had it accomplished? The exact same bill that had been denounced just moments earlier had been signed with nary a peep from the President. The media castigated these actions without any understanding of them.

John Harwood, CNN, loves to talk about the mental and emotional shortcomings of the immature child president. He loves to regale the viewing audience with tales from unnamed sources inside the White House who speak of the President acting like a child, of their having to talk to him as if he were a child. Harwood bemoans the lack of clinical study on the mind of the President. Yet he, like the rest of the media continue to report on him as if he were an adult. Wrong.




As the real world closes in, playtime for the President draws to an end. He can see the adult world staring him in the face on January 20 and he is reacting accordingly. He can’t handle the truth. It’s not just his assault on democracy in his coup attempt, it is behavior as a child confronting the reality of what is to come. He responded appropriately.


That’s all he wanted to do. That’s all he did do. He threw his fit. He had his tantrum. He made himself the center of attention. And that’s it. He never thought about anything else.

The longtime faux Democrat and Clinton supporter doesn’t care what happens to the Georgia incumbents.

He doesn’t care what happens to the Republican Senate majority.

He doesn’t care what happens to the Republican Party.

He doesn’t even care what happens to the American people.

It’s payback time.

His judges failed him.

His generals failed him.

His Vice President failed him.

His Secretary of State failed him.

His Senate Majority Leader whom he just elected failed him.

Republican governors, state officials, and state legislators failed him.

Everyone is weak and disloyal. The only group left he hasn’t admonished are the Trumpicans themselves. That will happen after they don’t show up on January 6.  Only then will it sink in that he has no more options, his coup failed, he has nowhere to go except to Florida where he can’t stay at his club for more than 21 days without violating the law anyway. Lord knows what he might do during those two weeks between the ratification and the inauguration. If we are lucky, the funk he will sink into will be so deep that he won’t wreak anymore havoc. If we are not lucky, it could be the worst two weeks in American history.


Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, the San Francisco School Names Advisory Committee is planning to denounce American history as unworthy of being taught except in the negative. Jeremiah Jeffries, chairman of the renaming committee and a first-grade teacher, said:

Uprooting the problematic names and symbols that currently clutter buildings, streets, throughout the city is a worthy endeavor. Only good can come from the public being reflective and intentional about the power of our words, names and rhetoric within our public institutions.

The committee used the following criteria to identify the 44 school names to be changed:

Anyone directly involved in the colonization of people
Slave owners or participants in enslavement
Perpetrators of genocide or slavery
Those who exploit workers/people
Those who directly oppressed or abused women, children, queer or transgender people
Those connected to any human rights or environmental abuses
Those who are known racists and/or white supremacists and/or espoused racist beliefs.

The list of luminaries who failed to meet the standards include all the Mount Rushmore presidents among others:


George Washington High School, first U.S. president
Abraham Lincoln High School, U.S. president
Jefferson Elementary, Thomas Jefferson, U.S. president
Roosevelt Middle School, Theodore or F.D., both U.S. presidents
Monroe Elementary, James Monroe, U.S. president
Herbert Hoover Middle School, U.S. president
McKinley Elementary, William McKinley, U.S. president
Garfield Elementary, James Garfield, U.S. president

American Notables

Paul Revere K-8, American Revolution patriot
Daniel Webster Elementary, U.S. statesman
Dianne Feinstein Elementary, U.S. senator and former S.F. mayor
Francis Scott Key Elementary, composer of “Star Spangled Banner”
John Muir Elementary, naturalist
Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary, author

American Places

Mission High School, Mission Dolores
Presidio Middle School, S.F. military post
Alamo Elementary, a poplar tree or the site of Texas Revolution battle
El Dorado Elementary, mythical City of Gold

plus a lot of California figures.

Presumably, the curriculum will be advised accordingly to reflect the unworthiness of these reprehensible people and places assuming they are even mentioned at all.

The list elicited a response from Senator Ted Cruz:

Abraham Lincoln…George Washington…even Diane friggin’ Feinstein: NONE are woke enough for the America-hating radical Left. This will never stop, until Americans say “ENOUGH!!” and call it out for the ignorant nonsense that it is. This will never stop, until Americans say ‘ENOUGH!!’ and call it out for the ignorant nonsense that it is.

When Ted Cruz who agreed to litigate the attempted coup before the Supreme Court, becomes the voice of reason, something is truly wrong. However, he is right to note that the Democrats have handed the Republicans an issue on a silver platter that Foxhub will denounce incessantly even after it has exhausted the Hunter Biden nepotism.


What does all this mean for 2024? Unfortunately there is insufficient space to address all the issues. Suffice it to say, the Republican Party will struggle to determine if there is life after Trump or if it really is the Trump Party and there is no room for anyone else. Democrats will struggle to control the Woke after watching “Defund the Police” help unravel their hopes for the 2020 election in the Senate, the House, and at the State level. As we begin the preparations for the 250th anniversary of America, the Woke will increasingly up the ante to replace 1776 with 1619 and to denounce all the dead white men who have contributed to American history. So if you are neither Woke nor Trumpican, what do you do, where do you turn, who speaks for you?