Or RNC (Really Not Competent) Convention(s).  I tend to focus on certain words, deciding if they are being used in the proper manner. For the first word ‘convention’, before pulling the definition below, I saw ‘con’. But I am wrong – maybe.

[con•ven•tion (kənˈvɛn ʃən)   n.

1. a meeting or formal assembly, as of members or delegates, to discuss or act on matters of common concern.

2. an assembly of delegates of a political party to nominate candidates and adopt platforms and party rules.

3. an agreement or contract; compact.

4. an international agreement, esp. one dealing with a specific matter.

5. a rule, method, or practice established by usage; custom: the convention of showing north at the top of a map.

6. general agreement or consent; accepted usage, esp. as a standard of procedure.

7. a bid or play in bridge that allows partners to convey information about their hands according to a prearranged system.

[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin conventiō assembly, agreement. See convene, -tion]
Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.]

I love the beginning of this article.

Politics is a mercenary craft. Operatives can be ruthless. They’re often rootless, drifting from campaign to campaign. Rarely is a candidate more than a client.”

So what we’ve just experienced are two weeks worth of scripted, semi-public meetings of mercenaries. Mercenaries. Let’s look at that definition, kiddies! (and don’t forget to click on the ‘Mercenaries’ link. Pure, adulterated proof).

mer·ce·nar·y (from Google autofind)
plural noun: mercenaries
  1. a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
    synonyms: soldier of fortune, professional soldier, hired soldier, gunman; More

    • a person primarily concerned with material reward at the expense of ethics.
      “the sport’s most infamous mercenary”
      synonyms: hired, paid, bought, professional

      “mercenary soldiers”

For some reason, politician, wasn’t in the list of synonyms. Regardless, that article goes on about veterans of the political wars, and what’s good and/or bad about them. The fact that there are beings (I refuse to relate them to ‘human’) that make careers supporting this or that candidate is abominable. Get a real job you sycophantic sponges!

Over on that other county’s coast (that’s the North American West Coast to those of you who believe this is one united country), there’s this column from that bastion of liberal thought, the L.A. Times. Suggesting, the possibility, of having a military coup here if Mr. Trump becomes President. I’m certain that back in King George’s Britain, this kind of talk, much less publication of, would have people finding themselves in the deepest dungeons – if they were lucky.

I’ve hinted at it in previous posts, but what will be the singularity that brings down the House of America? Can it be prevented? Should it be prevented? All great empires come to pass, history proves that time and again. But during the changeovers, it’s hard to tell what ruling mechanism was used during the interim. Most of the planet moos along, getting their beer and TV. A good, but unproductive thing. Introduce rulers, taxes, and bureaucracies, and what do you get? Mercenary conventions.