The Constitution is the Idea environment in which we Americans live. It was design like a clock by the founding fathers of the Enlightenment which was the Age of Reason. The Enlightenment was the realization that all men are endowed with Reasons, and that reality was ordered by rational laws, and then man, endowed with the same Reason, could discover them and make the world a better place. This belief was that a president would be a rational man, since he too was a human being just like the rational humans that elected him.
Therefore, there are no laws to control Kudzu because Kudzu could not be imagined in the context of the early enlightenment. No one could imagine Trump. Trump can roll over the constitution covering everything because there are no checks. Trump is not rational.
How does Trump cover everything with his Brand, with his Kudzu? Unstopped, the whole planet would be full of Trumps, on hotels and products…covering everything.
When Trump was planted in the Executive Office, with the same good intentions Kudzu was planted along our southern roads, there were no natural checks, on assumed checks that needed no constitutional checks because all men are rational, and as such need for checks on the presidents nature. The assumptions is that what the President does IS rational.
Now Trump as Kudzu spreads because his intentions is to spread over everything by making the irrational rational. By making the untrue true, the false true, the fake real, Trump trumps the system and causes it to fail. Trump inverts rationalism, uses the new medium of TV and social medium, to convert a cult following, and creates a war of realities in which the only goal is the expansion of Kudzu Trump.
This is a great test to the belief that the founding fathers held in mankind. Can the people rise up? Are the people basically rational, or basically irrational? Can the people govern themselves? I’m optimistic. I believe Reason will out the dark, that reason and the light of reason or awareness will see the Kudzu. It is only when you SEE the game of Kudzu do you stop its advance. When enough people SEE the game of Kudzu, the ever expanding Kudzu that is drunk on its own power of expansion, then the weed will dry up.
We all know in our personal lives, that we get caught up in the games of others. We are constantly being trapped because we don’t understand the rules the other is playing by. We think they are playing by our rules, but they are not. Our own assumptions hold us tight in the game.
However, when a pattern reveals itself, the rules the other is playing by become apparent. When we see that, we simply stop playing their game. There is a reaction from the other when they sense we are not playing their game of power, and they will double-down on their game, staying with what has succeeded in the past, fearing they will now be exposed, which is the gamer’s biggest fear.
We can’t get rid of the Kudzu Game by fighting it with hedge clippers. One has to see through and through the Kudzu game. When we don’t see the game rules, in keep playing the game hoping for a different outcome, but it is our playing the game, hoping to win next time, that keeps the game going, that feeds the game its energy. How does one stop playing the game of the President Kudzu?
For one Media must stop playing the game. For one, I’ve noticed that news commentators will post a Trump tweet because it is the president after all) but footnote the tweet with a qualifier that it is false.
The Fallacy of False Equivalence must end, because that is the fuel for the Kudzu Game. Kudzu is not equal to other ground covers. Kudzu should not be give equal time. Kudzu should not be argued with. Argument feeds it. Just recognizing that Kudzu is legitimate feeds its growth.
When I drive through Soutside Va and see the Kudzu-scape, the normal land is no longer recognizable. Was that a house there? Kudu is so in love with itself that it just wants to see itself everywhere it sets its gaze. If it sees one spot without Kudzu, it must grow there, as if that one spot reminds it of its mortality. This is a God Complex. The kudzu must have no second plant in sight. Just one thing not covered with Kudzu reminds it that it is not God. That damed Spot must be removed.
And so Trump’s followers, the Evangelicals also have a God Complex, the Yahweh Complex of a god that will tolerate no second god. Like Kudzu, the Evangelical complex must spread over America until there is no other plant, house or tree visible. Everywhere I look, they say, I must see. God…or myself.