This blog used to be about the etymology of English words. But our country is under attack, and really all other pursuits, conversations and blog posts seem trivial right now. I figure words like COLLUDE and COMPROMISED are in the news a lot and it could be interesting to share their etymologies to all. So then:
C-words are largely about anything a claw can do. Close, chew, crush, carry, collect, contact, chain, chase, etc. I know it sounds like a bold claim, but I have found the English C looks like a claw for a reason; the C first represented a bird’s claw because bird’s go coo and caw. Make a short list of basic C-words and sense the closure in an inordinate percentage of them.
So a CONNECTION is a connected “neck” or “nexus”. The Russians made a connection with agents here in the USA with the intent to affect the election and have a connection with the next president of the United States. We all know that much now.
COLLUDE is a form of COLLUSION. The LUSION part refers to PLAYING. Best example word is LUDICROUS – with a sense of play in it. Those who collude, play together in some way. It’s clear there was some play or collusion with Russians, in that sense of the word.
Now CONSPIRE gets to the SPIRIT of the encounter. You can see part of the word SPIRIT hiding in CONSPIRE. To me, SPIRIT has PYRE (FIRE) in it because a spirit is like a fire burning inside you. People who conspire share a spirit. It may not be a benign spirit. But it burns inside them. And that is also what is going on with the Trumps and the Russians. They are conspiring. That’s why Trump never says a really bad thing about the Russians. Mexicans, Muslims, Democrats and actors are all somehow fair game – but not Russians. It’s called a tell in poker. But anyone with common sense can see this is going on.
Now on COMPROMISE – it gets even more interesting. It literally means “promise together”. It means quid pro quo in that sense. It means I promise to you and you promise to me. We can’t have a president who has been compromised or is compromise-enabled. I think we can all agree on that, right? Left and right. Right?
And compromising with foreign agents to affect an election in the USA, whether the effort is effective or not, is not patriotic, moral nor legal here. It’s treason and it is not and cannot be allowed under the rules of espionage in our democracy. Not unless our democracy no longer cares if it becomes a fascist nation. Because that is what I now see as Trump’s new spiritual focus: making America beholden to him only, like a dictator does. Like that smart cookie in North Korea, I guess too. And his friend, Vlad. Rulers have it good in dictatorships. They “can do anything”. They can grab the entire nation by its pussy. And they let you get away with it … when your a dictator. Sound familiar?
Stay ahead of Trump’s next move. He never wants to lose. That’s all you have to know. Because of what Trump has done to get elected, he knows down deep that legally becoming a dictator is really the only way he comes out not paying for his crimes at all. He’s working on that 24/7. That is his entire agenda. He’s even got us paying for his lawyers and protection. Nothing else gets done. We’ll go broke trying to defend him. But he won’t.
And so we continue to see Trump firing those who are not 100% loyal to him or speak about the Russian hack as if it happened for real. He is trying to become the judge and jury for his own crimes. He now even speaks of pardoning those who have aided him in his crimes against the state. This is dictator speak folks.
Trump is trying to legally become the first dictator of the USA. And if he gets away with it, the American democracy as we know it, may be ruined for the foreseeable future. And then Putin has really won.
Listen to what Putin said at some hockey game to our reporters. He said with an undeniable smirk “Trump is dealing with his government”. He said that because that is what Trump told him when he asked when those sanctions were going to be lifted. Trump said “I’m trying, Vladimir. But it’s not as easy here. I have to deal with my government and my press.” To which Putin answered, “Not me Donny. I fixed all that. You can do it too. Use your own rules, lawyers, state press. It can happen even in the USA. Then you and I will rule the world, comrade.”
And Trump took that bait, greed-monger that he is.
Kudos to Republican Richard Painter for using the word TREASON on the news today. We need to be hearing much more of that, because that is what really happened …. here in the USA.
Where are the Republicans who want to be remembered for preserving the democracy?
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