Anonymous, and Still Not a Hero
Yesterday, the New York Times published an op-ed from an unnnamed source in the Trump Administration, in which the person states that they are a part of a resistance from within to curb the wild inclinations of the president. When the article first crossed my Twitter TL, I was curious like any other person. I was ready for the tea! As I read the op-ed, my face quickly went from “ooh this is going to be good” to “what the fuck?”
First of all, I’m not giving credit to anybody for being a decent human being and doing what’s right. That’s just not going to happen. If you’re looking for a cookie or a gold star, go look elsewhere. I don’t care if you’re working from within. I would rather you had done the work and I was none the wiser? Why? Because it’s called the Constitution, and since so many Americans hold it up as their Holy Bible of how minorities in this country should act, I think it’s only fair that you follow it while you were in office. You are a grown ass person. You know right from wrong. I’m not rewarding you for that. Moving along. Second, what was the point of writing this? Is this supposed to offer me some comfort? If anything, I’m more uncomfortable and concerned about the inner workings of this Administration. Job well done, asshole.
Third, who are you? Why should I believe that you have the best interests of this country in mind? I don’t even know you. Am I supposed to blindly put trust in some “shadow government” that I certainly didn’t vote for? I think not. I understand that this person is anonymous for a reason and that any reveal of his/her/their identity would put their safety and/or job at risk. I totally understand that, but here’s what I do know: 1) There is a high statistical probability that this person is a white male, and given the history of our country and across the world, that doesn’t instill much confidence. 2) In the Op-Ed, the person writes that they want the administration to succeed, and they believe that many of the policies enacted since January 2016 have made the country more prosperous and safe. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that sounds like some MAGA bullshit. Some people speculate that Pence wrote this given rumors that he desperately wants the White House. This brings me to my next point...
Fourth, if you and your colleagues are even thinking and talking about invoking the 25th Amendment, then it’s probably a good idea to have that talk with Congress. Nobody just pulls impeachment out of their asshole. Fifth, and finally, what kind of person writes this op-Ed? I don’t care about what specific individual in the Administration wrote it, I care more about what kind of person would write it. Somebody who feels guilty, maybe? Somebody who feels ashamed? Somebody looking to secure their job future post-Trump? Somebody trying to seem like a good apple amongst a rotten bunch? Maybe the lesser of evils? Someone looking for praise? I imagine it’s a combination of all the above. What do you think?