Rapture budget? That sounds crazy. Indeed, I think the pieces of the GOP vision for our future are becoming clear, and it's literally out of touch with reality.
Pence says a budget is a moral document, and he's right. What morality explains starving your elderly and your poor kids, eliminating Meals On Wheels and after school meal programs? So that money can be used to massively bulk up your military and get a whole new arsenal of "tactical" nukes? End-Times morality. That explains why you need tactical nukes while you ally with Russia and right wing nationalist "Christian" European parties. That makes sense with Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State? It fits Bannon's stated political goals.
It seems the ultra rich and their GOP stooges don't intend to fight climate change at all, but instead craft a "Christian" end stage Fossil Fuel Civilization where corporations dominate people by force, using a "Clash of Civilization" war against Islam (and secularists) as their justification. They'll personally keep getting richer, using the same fossil fuel economics, crushing all opposition, right up till the moment that climate change makes the planet incompatible with organized society. Who would embrace such a dark vision? Christo-Fascists, like Pence, who expect that war with Islam fulfills prophecy and thus guarantees the Rapture.
Trump's budget is a concrete plan to facilitate the Rapture.
The Muslim Bans makes sense, if your #1 scapegoat is going to be ISIS and Islam in general. Maybe they think tactical nukes will let them steal Middle East Oil through threats and intimidation, even with alleged current allies like Saudia Arabia.
Of course open warfare will speed up climate change, since war has a heavy carbon footprint. Meanwhile it'll open up oil reserves in an ice free Arctic. Do you think the GOP's end stage society will last 80 years? Not the 1,000 years of Third Reich Glory, to be sure. But Twitler's not quite Hitler.
Could religious-mythic insanity underlie the GOP alliance of Christian Fundamentalism and corporate power?
Now that Trumpcare is dead (at least for now) tRump has announced that he will focus on the budget next. I'm sure that von Clownstick and crew can give us lots to cringe about here also. Before this is over maybe a new book might come out called "The Art Of The Squeal." That's right. Cheeto and his GOP have become a Group Of Pigs.
The Rapture Budget is about to begin.