'Your hatred for your fellow countrymen was So Bad that you let the nation be taken over by a hostile foreign power rather than let a 'liberal' win. Now this isn’t the USA anymore.'
That day Trump had won the election but not yet taken office. The incident in this story was several weeks later.
Guilt came over his face, but then he quickly returned to that smug smirk which tea-party Republicans always have around persons they perceive as "liberal" because our beliefs are humane.
So I'm even more isolated now than when I first moved here.
Scared of my neighbors.
Yet my Nevada senior van driver, at a time when all the rest of the riders had left the van and we were alone, out of the blue, though conversation had not been political on the entire six-hour long trip, started talking about how wonderful Donald Trump was in the speech last night.
This driver had a thick German accent. Hearing him wax on and on in a thick German accent about how great Trump was agitated and excited and BOTHERED me so much that I wasn't able to sleep for weeks.
“Wasn’t that a great speech the President made last night?” he asked in a tone of voice like he’d been to the opera and heard such a mesmerizing performance he was still experiencing rapture at a level he’d have to wait for the return of Jesus to feel again.
That mouth was twisted into a jeering grin, the victory of the ignorant. He looked back at me and saw me become visibly shaken trying to express how frightening and horrible this new President is and he was laughing at me. He didn't realize I could see his mouth in the rear view mirror but his lording-over-the-rest-of-us grin was so large it went way up past his nose and into the reflected image.
"No one who ever did business with Trump supported him in the election, he didn't win his home city and state of New York. In L.A. people like me who work in TV production know what a con artist and thief he is, a pioneer in the field of wage theft. How many people did he con out of paying for their work to get as rich as he is, if he even really is rich, we really don’t know. He could and likely is in debt to the same foreign powers that are now taking over the U.S. government.
And then tried to put the incident behind me, but could not forget it.
She told me my ancestors hid in a basement throughout the Warsaw Occupation and resisted the Nazis at danger for years.
So it's in my DNA to refuse to go along with dictators.
Yet here was this man with a thick German accent willingly walking right into American Nazi takeover of our nation.
It bothers me to this day that he waited until everyone else was off the bus and we were alone together before he brought up Trump. He turned onto Tahoe Boulevard going towards my house, then interrupted the silence with, “That was such a wonderful speech our president made last night,” and I tried to tune him out and look out the window but he spoke louder. He was almost in a trance, “If this great man is able to all the things he talked about last night, boy, this really is going to be great.”
He's pissing me off.
He's got this THICK German accent yet he claims he's lived here for more than sixty years, shares memories from his childhood in the Carson Valley.
And Oberg would go on and on telling us about the tactics the KGB guys used, to make people believe their propaganda.
He told us of people who come up mysteriously dead when they don't cooperate, especially journalists.
As a result way back in 2013, when I lived in Lancaster California and was first exposed to America's Fox News, Zombies who were reading and believing new websites such as Breitbart, I could see the imprint of the KGB in the fake news stories, way back then. I tried to write about it in letters to the editor in the local paper in the Antelope Valley, then realizing just how mesmerized a huge part of the population had become, I actually got scared and moved to Tahoe, because it just feels like it's harder for the bad guys to get to me here.
But I digress.
By Kay Ebeling
happy to be in one place in USA that still has clean air