Readers: this blog is set in the future (sometime after the year 2020). Each entry assumes there has been a 5th revolution in the US — the Revenge Revolution. More about the Revenge Revolution and author, Entry #1. List and general description of entries to date.

Note: most entries are formatted as conversations. Characters appear in a number of entries, with many entries building on previous conversations. Profile of characters (see link at top of page). You’ll catch on quickly. Thanks for your time and interest…and comments.

Scene: Greenie, JC and Jordan having lunch near Jordan’s office in Washington, DC.  Conversation continues from Entry #286.

092615_2031_Characters2.jpgGreenie: “OK, now that we’ve solved the mystery of the creation of the universe, I have another topic.”

Jordan: “Which is?”

Greenie: “Who took out the Donald?”

JC: “We’ve already discussed that and Jordan claims it was the FBI.”

Greenie: “I know we discussed it earlier but when I started to write the articles about how the take out might have affected the Revenge Revolution, I realized we’d never discussed…or I don’t remember ever discussing…what triggered the FBI to take action.”

092615_2031_Characters1.jpgJC: “You mean what event or action by Trump caused the FBI, or whatever group was responsible, to say, ‘enough, already. He needs to go.’”

Greenie: “Well, we know it wasn’t Trump who called and said to the FBI, ‘Gee, why don’t you take me out.’ So, Jordan, was there an event that triggered the take out? You were the first person I know to call the take out. What’s your opinion?”

Jordan: “While there was a time gap between the event and the take out, my view is the event was the weekend when Sessions fired Andrew McCabe. That was sometime early spring 2018.”

JC: “Why that particular event?”

Tilted-scale-hiJordan: “Because by early 2018 it had become clear Trump was in the hands of the Russians…at least financially. They had him by the you know what.”

JC: “But a lot of people suspected Mueller already had evidence of Trump’s financial obligations to the Russians. So, why the firing of McCabe the tipping point?”

Jordan: “Until Mueller subpoenaed Trump’s business records, Trump was either in denial of what seemed obvious to the world or too naïve…”

JC: “…or more likely, too stupid to understand what was going on. After Tillerson got fired, he finally stated publicly what he’d said before. Trump was a moron.”

trump-youre-firedGreenie: “So why did Trump have Sessions fire McCabe? Firing McCabe accomplished nothing. Then Sessions got fired by Trump soon thereafter.”

JC: “Pardon me for being so blunt, but you just answered your own question — why did firing McCabe trigger the take out? Trump thought the firing would discredit McCabe.”

Greenie: “Discredit McCabe with whom? Maybe Trump’s base but at that point Trump’s base no longer counted in the real world. I must say Trump calling McCabe a liar was a bit much even for Trump. Seriously? Trump calling someone a liar and expecting the world to believe him?”

JC: “In Donnie Boy’s world the base was the only thing that mattered.”

Full HouseGreenie: “Do you guys think Trump really understood who held all the cards? In the Washington poker game, Trump didn’t have a pair of deuces and Muller had a full house, yet Trump thought he could bluff Mueller.”

Jordan: “And Muller’s full house included all the FBI agents. Just think about how crazy his behavior was. Trump dumps all over Comey and McCabe and trashes the FBI as an organization. That’s about the same level of stupidity as trying to steal a bear cub while mama bear is watching nearby, not even hiding.”

Mama BearJC: “Pissing off mama bear is not smart. And doing so never has a good outcome.”

Greenie: “So now we have Mama-Bear-FBI watching the Donald trying to steal one of her cubs…actually two, no three of her cubs – Comey, McCabe and Mueller.”

Jordan: “Still wonder why the FBI took out Trump? Actually, I do think there’s a bigger reason. Yes, the FBI was pissed about the Donald trashing the agency and also trying to steal the cubs, but the overarching reason…”

JC: “…the overarching reason was the professionals thought Trump was mentally unstable. Nobody could predict what he would do next.”

FBI LogoGreenie: “Most serious adults in the US…and worldwide…have great admiration for the FBI. I think it’s fairly well-known that when joining the agency you pledge to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.’ The people who I know connected with the Agency take the pledge very seriously.’ Trump’s behavior violated the pledge and effectively left them no choice.”

JC: “Still baffles me why Trump did not understand the potential consequences of his behavior. It’s not as if you had to be a genius to predict the outcome. Jordan, you predicted it and we know you’re no genius…right?”

TurtleneckJordan: “I’d like to ignore your last comment but you’re correct. Anyone with a modicum of gray matter could have seen what was going to happen when you mess with Mama-Bear FBI.”

Greenie: “Fortunately, the take out and transition were reasonably peaceful.”

Jordan: “For the peaceful transition you can thank the FBI and some of the military-trained adults who’d been in the White House. Those guys knew who to call, when to call and what to tell the remaining staff to do. Lots of good work behind the scenes.”

070715_2218_141SenseChe1.gifGreenie: “Even after the transition from Trump, the country had the Revenge Revolution. Granted a few years later but probably a lot more peaceful that it might have been.”

JC: “You know what? Even though we’ve had the Revenge Revolution and we’re looking backwards, talking about the Trump years exhausts me mentally. Why don’t we go back to discussing an easier topic?”

Greenie: “You mean an easy topic like the creation of the universe?”

Jordan: “While you guys decide on what to chat about, I’m taking a break.”