Sounds like the White House is insecure, not in the smart, funny Issa Rae way, rather in the compromise of security kind of way, in which allegedly 25 people, working in the White House, have received security clearances, over the objections of security officials. And yes, Trump’s adult children, Ivanka and son-in-law Jared, are among those who received security clearances over valid objections. By handing out security clearances to people whom did not legitimately pass a security clearance process, America’s national security is threatened. People are desensitized, submerged in a deluge of “no collusion” dogma, from a desperate President intent on drowning the public in distractions. The swamp Trump promised to drain has revealed itself to be the uncultivated, low-lying ground that is his natural habitat. The murky waters, home to alligators and snakes, creating the quagmire, which is the Trump administration.
It can be difficult for every day people to focus on the origin, the attack on America through our democratic apparatous, where the battle field is cyber not soil. Perhaps, for the larger iniquitious purpose of upending Western democracies, NATO, a free press, hip-hop and science. There are regular folks right now, who are being denied employment, based on results from a background check, drug test, credit score, criminal record, or employment history. Conversely, if Trump likes you, you may work in the White House, even after being flagged or rejected due to security concerns. Corporations vet its workforce with more transparency and consistency for jobs that have nothing to do with national security. Somewhere there is a nanny, changing diapers and wiping snotty noses, having passed more scrutinized servalance than Trump aides and advisors. Most people probably wouldn’t pass a security clearance to work at the White House, so not passing a security clearance doesn’t necessarily make Ivanka a bad person, it just makes her not qualified to work with a high level security clearance in the White House. I’m not so sure about Jared, he reminds me of Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, in the film, American Psycho, a rich, educated, groomed, sociopath, concealing dark devious behavior.
But, at some point, America’s security has to matter beyond the golden calf of a caravan. As citizens, we have to be the ones who demand democracy is protected, even if it means protecting it from the President. This is the same President who apparently gave military strike orders over chocolate cake, while dining at his private country club. Perhaps we should put security in quotes, as it doesn’t seem to mean much in this administration. The current President is literally downplaying and dismissing serious national security failures, and for some reason, Republicans are fine with it. Time and again, when Republicans are faced with a choice of protecting America or protecting a man, Republicans choose poorly.