‘Profit’ — #Lyrics To A Folk Rock Song

This is just me screwing around. I feel like writing lyrics, so I’m trying to tell a story in verse. This is supposed to be about Trump making money off of being president.

Profit
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

well the Constitution tells us what to do
but these days it seems we’ve gone stray
people are making profit off of their position

profit from position
profit from position
profit from position
is what you’re doing

the liar in chief wants me to believe
the deep state is out to get him
that they’re making a profit off their clearence

yet we all know he’s full of it
he’s making a killing off his position
all he does is lie, lie, lie

profit from position
profit from position
profit from position
is what you’re doing

[bridge]
we’re all going to be broke
once this is over that’s the truth
but we still have a chance
just fight

when will we get the truth I wanna know
is it so hard to side with the facts
or is everything just a gass

‘Security Clearance’ — #Lyrics To A Pop-Rock Song

This is structured like Radiohead’s Man Of War, so take it for with it is. I just enjoy telling stories in verse, so you get this. It doesn’t mean anything, but it’s fun to do. It’s relaxing.

Security Clearance 
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

tell me your secrets I’m all ears
but that won’t stop me
from my pursuit of the truth
it’s all coming to fruition now

people lie all the time
won’t just tell the truth
but I have the keys to the facts

security clearance
security clearance
security clearance
is what I got
that’s all I need

don’t you worry one bit
I’ll have the facts
before it’s over with

security clearance
security clearance
security clearance
is what I got
that’s all I need

Pondering The Possibility Of WWII With Trump Attacking Iran & Putin Attacking Ukraine

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I have for a long time said that Trump will wag the dog ASAP in an effort to prevent a “Blue Wave” from happening in the fall. But I always thought it was going to be the DPRK that would be the source of the war that would have people in the States humming Lee Greenwood’s greatest hits on their way to the polls in November.

But from all appearances, if there is going to be a World War III type event any time soon, it’s going to be something like this: while the States is buy attacking Iran, Russian will attack Ukraine. The States will be so busy having a patriotic circle jerk as we invade Iran that we won’t notice the enormous land grab in Ukraine on the part of the Russians.

Now, there are some enormous problems with Trump doing such a thing. It’s very possible that Iran and the DPRK might form some sort of secret Axis against us. They might say, “If we’re going down, we’re going down together.” It would be difficult for the United States to fight a war with both Iran and the DPRK. We’d win, of course, but with significant loss of life. Or, put another way, if Trump really wanted to go after Iran, Iran would have every reason to align itself directly with the DPRK in an effort to wave the States off any decision to attack.

How, exactly, that would go down is anyone’s guess. At this point, I honestly have no idea what is going to happen. But Trump is so batshit insane that it seems as though anything is, in fact, possible.

A Call To Arms, Redux: We Need A Twitter Killer App To Mobilize & Organize The Resistance

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

First, let me stress that I am only idly mentioning this. I have no money, can’t code and don’t want to learn. But eventually, I believe, someone is going to realize that not only does The Resistance need an app, but that same app could help kill Twitter. All you need to do is use the app initially to mobilize and organize The Resistance and then leverage it into an actual Twitter killer.

Among the things I could see this app doing are: 1) helping people register to vote 2) being a one-stop-shop for various GOTV efforts and general mobilization 3) general helping with organization of The Resistance 4) having several urgently needed features that Twitter currently doesn’t have.

If you made the on-boarding of the app really intuitive and made it so people felt connected to The Resistance on a personal, individual level, I think that would be very helpful. It’s just matter of someone doing it. I doubt it would cost all that much to develop to begin with. If you can get $50,000 together to help there being daily protests in front of the White House, you can at least get that much to develop a basic app to help The Resistance.

But, whatever, this is just fun to think about.

‘Tell Me What You Know’ — #Lyrics To A Pop-Rock Song

I felt inspired. I have no beat, just lyrics.

Tell Me What You Know
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

tell me what you know
that’s what I need
tell me what you know
that’s how I’ll deal

you’re running through the streets
gun in hand
screaming at the top of your lungs
as if you have a plan
tell me what you know

I’ll be the first to admit
that you don’t seem to fit
the narrative is out of control
we’re all on a roll

tell me what you know
that’s what I need
tell me what you know
that’s how I’ll deal

[bridge]
we’ll know soon enough
that’s what I know
we’ll all be free of this
ready to roll
ready to roll
ready to roll

tell me what you know
that’s what I need
tell me what you know
that’s how I’ll deal

In Defense Of The ‘Radical Resistance’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

When I say the “Radical Resistance” I’m not by any means advocating that The Resistance become violent. What I am suggesting is politically we need to take the gloves off. The only reason why I suggest this is it’s pretty obvious that a small but growing portion of The Resistance is growing more radicalized already, and I propose we embrace the energy and organization of those radicals instead of shunning them.

This won’t come without risks. You risk alienating so many people by becoming radicalized that you hurt, not help the cause. But, like I said, my sense of things is The Resistance is careening towards increased radicalization regardless of how many NeverTrump people clutch their pearls and say that just shouldn’t happen.

I think this because the usually bumpy Trump Administration is growing ever more alarming in its behavior. The Resistance can focus on dry policy issues for only so long before the base is going to grow disenchanted and take matters into its own hands. It is obvious that the 2018 mid-terms are going to be about enthusiasm. it’s going to be about which side can mobilize the base the best. So rather that fight the lurch towards political radicalization on the part of The Resistance, maybe it’s time to embrace it and try to focus it in a constructive manner.

So I would suggest we try to use the energy of increased radicalization to get people pumped to vote in the fall, to protest more, things like that. Stop worry about how we’re going to address policy issues and just get people excited to do things in a practical manner that will help The Resistance take Congress back.

The fate of our country depends on it.

Shelton Bumgarner is a writer and photographer living in Richmond, Va. He may be reached at migukin (at) gmail (dot) com.

Podcast: Talk To Me Internet’s Trumplandia: Trump As A Quisling

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

My friend Milo and I did a pretty great emergency podcast on recent developments between Trump and the Russians. It’s kind of long, but it’s well worth your time. It’s really informative and interesting.

V-Log: Talk To Me Internet –Trump Loses Kori Schake & The American Intelligentsia

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

In this wide-ranging video I talk a lot — A LOT! — about the fact that we’ve entered a new era in American history equal to the French intelligentsia’s refutation of Communism after the Russians squashed the Prague Spring. In essence, I suggest that while Trump may never be impeached because of white knuckled political reasons, he has, in fact, lost the American Intelligentsia and now thinking people are beginning to memorialize publicly their opposition to Trump & MAGA.

I ramble about other interesting things as well, but this video is actually worth your time.

V-Log — Take Back America: An Anti-Trump Rant

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Here’s a rambling rant against Trump and his supporters.

Why Yes, Trump Is A Quisling

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I have been saying for about a year now that Trump is a traitor, or more specifically, a “quisling.” Quisling was the leader of Norway who switched sides in WWII, allowing the Germans to march right in unopposed.

I propose that Trump is a modern day equivalent of him.

So, if you really want to pound away at the traitor angle when it comes to Trump, you need to call him a quisling, because that’s what he is. It’s easy to remember, pithy and rolls off the tongue quite easily. I’ve been calling Trump a quisling on this site for a long time now on this site, as this link shows.

I would suggest we really try to connect Trump with the term quisling as much as possible. Maybe, eventually, Trump’s name will go down in the proper infamy if we try hard enough. Trump is a traitor, a big old traitor. And that he would be a traitor in the guise of the type that Quisling was is pretty self-evident at this point.

Shelton Bumgarner is a writer and photographer living in Richmond, Va. He may be reached at migukin (at) gmail (dot) com.