Here we are at Episode 90 of Tales From the Drop Box, and all I can say is last week seemed to go very quick – jam packed with new music and the same sad politics. The most interesting thing I learned from this week’s events includes the idea that the people of Puerto Rico may not be citizens of the United States. It is difficult to reconcile the true intent of the person who holds the office of the President. Even on the occasions I agree with a particular policy, he consistently manages to get in his own way, and consequently I’m forced to examine whether I actually am in agreement with the policy as I assume, correctly, that everything coming from the White House is a lie or designed to create division in order to divert attention. So, in the spirit of good will, I only ask that you share my love of music. We don’t have to share political views, eh?
N.B. If you are a Trump supporter/apologist, please be warned. The next couple of paragraphs are unfiltered, and contain an opposing viewpoint. Skip ahead. Really, keep your chin up, and just scan to the list of terrific music in this episode. Not sure why the Puerto Rico story bothers me so greatly. Hopefully, come election time, someone will read these notes, and remind themselves of the danger of electing someone wholly unqualified to hold the highest office in the land. Perhaps, my anger is because I am more than a little frustrated by a president who sits on his ass blaming people from this vantage point:
While the mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico has this view:
Oh, and how did I learn that the FPOS doesn’t actually know that Puerto Rico is part of the United States? Because he doesn’t treat them like citizens. Far from being engaged and concerned about those U.S. citizens on a storm ravaged island, the FPOS refuses to treat the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico in a similar manner to the people he actually pretends to give a shit about in Texas and Florida, i.e. the people who voted for him.
Rather than take action, show empathy or concern about Puerto Rico, from his golf course, he tweets about Puerto Rico’s debt, torments the mayor of San Juan with insensitive attacks, pokes his enormous penis at North Korea and continues to misdirect the American people with the whole NFL kneeling mess. Unlike any prior President of recent memory, FPOS, rather than focus humanitarian support for a U.S. territory – a territory that remains without power, food and fresh water, i.e. the necessities of life, he plays another round of golf and freakin’ tweets division and hate. There are currently 3.4 million people (a little more than Iowa) who risk disease and starvation, and FPOS observes the following:
“Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble…”
I’m not sure that Florida and Texas are actually “doing great” as they rebuild but Puerto Rico is demonstrably not. Well, @realDonaldTrump get off your fat #^%#^ ass, and mobilize the United States effort to prevent a bad situation from getting worse.
Oh, that would take leadership of which you have demonstrated none. . .
Here is what you’ll find in Episode #90:
- Agent Blå – “Rote Learning” (Agent Blå)
- Wyldlife – “Cowboys and Slutz” (The Time Has Come To Rock & Roll)
- Vinyl Theatre – “Day In Day Out” (Origami)
- See Through Dresses – “Glass” (Horse of The other World)
- Afghan Whigs – “Light As A Feather” (In Spades)
- Oblio – “Shunned” (Autophobia)
- The Classic Crime – Wonder” (How To Be Human)
- The National – “Empire Line” (Sleep Well Beast)
- Küken – “Graveyard” (Küken 2)
- Guttermouth – “A Punk Rock Tale of Woe” (The Whole Enchilada)
- Frenzal Rhomb – “Organ Donor” (Hi-Vis High Tea)
- Rusty Shipp – “Devil Jonah” (Mortal Ghost)
- Tigerwine – “Spit” (Die With Your Tongue Out)
- Let’s Active – “Waters Part” (Cypress)
- Cayetana – “Am I Dead Yet?” (New Kind Of Normal)
Have I fucked up my head with all the books that I read was I too hungry for the truth to find you . . . The country’s getting wilder, a way that moon and tide comfort us, to tie it all together is the work of alchemists