Trump’s Stumbling Run to Infamy

Mike Meyer
5 min readFeb 16, 2024

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We no longer have a political system in America but something like a stockyard. We mill around in our pens, periodically choosing to be herded into shutes to voting machines. While changes resulting from this exercise are minimal, they are becoming disastrous.

This November, that process will reach a tipping point. The second national political party has collapsed into an organized crime cult. We had a dose of this in the first Trump presidency that nearly destroyed America’s international status and economy.

That culminated in the first attempted coup, becoming a blatant attempt at converting this country into a fascist dictatorship. Never again, we said, but the second attempt has become very real.

Forget about Trump. Yes, he is dangerous, as all lifetime criminals with severe personality disorders are dangerous, but he is precisely what he appears: a useful fool. Now Putin, who helped make Trump a Russian useful fool, has disowned him after lecturing Trump’s lapdog, Tucker Carlson-another telling change.

Trump is being propped up as he is barely functional, but cult leaders need only appear, chant, and demand adulation.

The closeness of the so-called presidential race is different from what it is being presented. That is constantly admitted, but the game is being played to enrich the media owners and to provide cover should a coup be successful.

There is now no attempt to cover Trump’s mental disintegration. The symptoms are now being used to clarify that Trump stands for chaos and uncontrolled corruption. Trump’s handlers are shoving it in our faces, and so are the followers who have been convinced that they will score as long as they keep the money coming.

It seems that Trump may not understand this as he is so far gone in narcissistic psychopathology that faked adulation is good enough.

The change is the campaign structure that has suddenly appeared behind Trump. The old Republicans of small business mainstreet and corporations are long gone. Still, now the pillow guys, aging alcoholics of Four Seasons Landscaping, and slow-witted shysters have been recently replaced by cold-eyed militarized operatives. Where did they come from?



Mike Meyer

Writer, Educator, Campus CIO (retired) . Essays on our changing reality here, news and more at