The Twelve Steps of Trump Anonymous

1)  Admitted we are powerless over our addiction to Donald Trump and the loss of our moral compass.

2)  Came to believe a power greater than him would restore us to sanity.

3)  Made a decision to turn our will and our lives to the care of a real God as we understood her or him.

4)  Made a fearless moral inventory of ourselves and realized how we sold out.

5)  Admitted to a real God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6)  Were entirely ready to detach ourselves from all the media that supports Trump and all the defects of character we derived from them.

7)  Humbly asked a higher power to allow us to live without anger, resentment, shame, prejudice and fear.

8)  Made a list of all the persons and peoples defamed by our obsession and made amends to them by whatever means possible.

9)  Promise to restore civility to our society one interaction at a time.

10)  Continued to objectively look at ourselves in terms of the values that created our national union and determined to abide by them.

11)  Sought through prayer and meditation the peace of mind we lost from our addiction and took from others.

12)  Having had a spiritual and emotional breakthrough as a result of these steps, carried this message to others similarly afflicted to help alleviate their suffering, and all mankind. 

   

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Comment by Tom Cordle on October 30, 2018 at 9:26am

IF ONLY!

Comment by Ben Sen on October 30, 2018 at 10:53am

Tom: I thought it would be entertaining.

Comment by Ron Powell on October 30, 2018 at 11:44am

So what was wrong with Joan Baez?

Comment by Ben Sen on October 30, 2018 at 12:59pm

Then you were serious.  I luv her, always have, but the song is just too corny for my ears in 2018.  Sorry.  I've fought harder through the years against naivete than anything else.  It's what led to the disillusionment of my generation that is just as much to blame for Trump as his most rabid true believer.  Tom Brokaw said it best, my generation "was last seen in their VW bus with the "make love, not war" bumper sticker heading out of town and were never seen again."  Hopefully, the new generation will not cut and run.  I otherwise always appreciate your contributions Ron and hope you will forgive me.

    

Comment by Ron Powell on October 30, 2018 at 2:02pm

Nothing to forgive. It's your post...

My placement of the song here was as tongue in cheek as the post itself appeared to be...

Some of us didn't cut and run because we had not choice but to remain committed to the cause...

Too many flower children turned out to be self serving, narcissistic, materialists who set the stage and tone for conservative wing nuts and many became the corporate climbers who pursuit of personal gain was preferable to rocking the boat....

Comment by Ben Sen on October 30, 2018 at 2:24pm

It's become a theme used to mock those who gives a shit.  And I get you know what you're talking about.  There was a thin crust at the beginning of the anti-war movement who took the big risks and believed in what we were doing.  After that, as usually happens, it became a "populist" movement, more a fashion then a matter of principle--along with sex, drugs, and rock and roll.  Our legacy, thus, unfortunately, became one of cynicism towards democracy, and we see what the seeds grew into today.  It's a part of history I fear is still sorely misunderstood. Thanks Ron.

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