Letter to My Brother
SFC Steven M Barry USA RET
Letter to my younger brother currently stationed in Kuwait in response to his question, “What’s your take on Clinton/Trump?” and “Where is it safe to retire?”:
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My take on Clinton is that she is a maniacally dangerous deranged depraved power-drunk bitch. If Trump is sworn in she’ll be the poster child for the “Purple Revolution.”
My take on Trump is that he is an opportunistic dangerously stupid manipulator mixed with insufferable pride and overweening arrogance, which makes him a positive menace. During his campaign Trump played the Populist cards well, but now he’s stuffing his cabinet with system apparatchiks and Wall Street nomenklatura — which contradicts his Populist campaign. (Are we astonished?) Trump’s presidency (if the oligarchs’ “soft coup” does not succeed) will be four years of “Let’s Make A Deal!” of game show fame.
Whichever way it goes (the electoral college has not yet cast their votes) and wherever you decide to settle down, be at least 100 miles away from any major military installation or significant defense industry.
The filthy political system of “Murka” is working perfectly.