The Shutdown Synchro

At midnight Friday, the U.S. government shut down. Saturday, January 20, began with no government. Again.

Synchronicity. January 20 also marked the one-year anniversary of the Trump presidency. On January 20, 2017 Donald Trump was sworn-in as president. Now exactly a year later, the government shuts down. At least for a few days. It’s also the first time when the party in control of the White House, the Senate and the House was unable to close the deal on a new budget.

Nevertheless, as expected, Trump called out the Democrats as the source of the problem.  It’s an immigration issue. They wouldn’t go along with his border wall, and they wanted the issue resolved with the Dreamers – those who arrived illegally as children and only know this country as their home. Actually, Trump could also blame the Mexicans. They refused to pay for the wall, as Trump said they would. Did he really ever believe that? It’s hard to say what he believes; it changes so often. So here we are with the government shutdown for the first time since 2013.

Meanwhile, Trump plans to fly to Mar del Lago, his winter residence where – unless he cancels – he will host a gala event this evening for his wealthy supporters who will pay $100,000 a couple for dinner. Many of the attendees no doubt could pay for the dinner with their new tax cuts.

With that, we’ll keep this mercifully short, as we hope the shutdown will be.

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6 Responses to The Shutdown Synchro

  1. C.J. says:

    In my very humble opinion…..I’ve reached a space in my life where I have found that no matter how dogmatic and adamant I may feel about a particular situation or circumstance or even a person, it is better to leave the door slightly open to allow significant ideas to slide in. Dynamics shift and change in an instant that may color my thoughts and bring a different aspect. The ONLY conviction I embrace that is etched in stone and will not be subject to such changes is the CONTINUITY OF LIFE after the death of the physical body. I don’t know precisely HOW life continues, only that it does. Beyond this specific conviction, all other millions of subjects are at least slightly open for the possibility of additional consideration. I try to not hold prejudice against others, because my insights may be limited in their regard and the prejudice may be unfair. I try to honor and respect the convictions of most people, recognizing they could be right and I could be wrong. I try to avoid the chaos of politics because it IS chaotic. In any event, in my Wiccan creed, this constitutes a fundamental doctrine, and it works well for me.

  2. C.J. says:

    Obama is not and was not guilt free.

  3. C.J. says:

    In 2013 the government shut down during the Obama presidency…….

  4. DJan says:

    I will be marching here in Bellingham, in solidarity with the women all around the country who feel as I do that he is NOT MY PRESIDENT. 🙁