Monday, August 20, 2018

Big Brother Don And "The Brotherhood"


Has anyone else noted the tendency of those wrapping themselves in "liberty", the flag, and Bible are always shilling for the Orwellian agenda of the far Right and economic elites?

I pulled out my old copy of "1984", just to see how far we've descended as a nation. The frightening realization was this. We are not at the bottom yet, but the downward trajectory is steeper than ever.

“Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what's happening.” Big Brother Don.
 
Very Orwellian. Rudy "O'Brien" Giuliani, the Right-wing Authoritarian 9-11 guy sums up the Orwellian Trump era doublethink even more concisely than his client.
 
"Truth isn't truth". 

That nugget of doublethink takes a place among Eric Blair's, "Ignorance is strength. Freedom is slavery. War is peace." 

This is Republican/Trumpism now. 
==
 Orwell:
The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
 
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
==

The rising white nationalism and far Right/Trumpist tribal beliefs and ideology are expressed with the same fervor as 1984’s “two-minutes hate”. It is also similar to cults and religious fundamentalism. As in, "Jesus sent Trump to save us!"

They are indoctrinated in the same authoritarian way, until they become fanatic crusaders for their Party and their tribe. (AKA the interests of corporate elites, white identity politics, and suppression of education, science, journalism and democracy.)

They are conditioned to despise and distrust all sources of information that questions their leaders and ideology. Corporate media rarely challenge Wall Street and capitalism in general, but since they call out the lies of the Right, they become the "enemy of the people".

Minorities, liberals, and the press have become the scapegoats of this new fascism.

It is very much an Orwellian cult, and they are programmed to hate liberalism and democratic socialism as the equivalent of "Goldstein's Brotherhood" or Stalinism. This is so ironic, while they embrace Putin over the majority of their fellow Americans.

Now their ignorance, resentment, fear, anger and hate are fueled to the point of dangerous extremism.

The white nationalists and Republican Party created this monster, There can be no good consequences of Orwellian rulers, austerity, and permanent conflict. It will be the norm until we see either Republicans put the country and the rule of law over their Party's power, or the opposition party finds a spine and conscience, as well as an overwhelming number of informed voters.

It will come down to either that unlikely scenario, or until some catastrophic upheaval eventually intervenes. 

The first option has an expiration date this November. After that, the inevitable awaits. 


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Katy Tur Speaks To Evil


Trump made his intentions, and his authoritarian tactics, clear: "I do it to discredit and demean you all, (News media) so when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you."

Journalists who report his lies and the truth he denies, are accused of being the "enemy of the people". This is the lowest depth any president has ever sunk to in the history of the nation. It is down at the very bottom, along with supporting Putin's disinformation campaign by siding with him against two bi-partisan Senate committees, the Director of National Intelligence, the FBI and the CIA. 

“What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”

This Orwellian "Ministry of Truth" tactic is at the heart of his war on facts, the press, and dissent. 

Now Trump's fascistic attacks on the press and First Amendment are agitating his thug followers into a growing menace.  

Angry mobs shout their anger, hatred and insults at newsmen covering his rallies, as he raves from the podium that they are "horrible, horrendous people." 

There is only one fitting word for all this hate, blame and false accusation from a would-be tyrant. That word is evil. 

Spreading hate is evil. He is an evil man. End of discussion.

MSNBC anchor Katy Tur recently spoke out for journalism and human decency.

Yeah, we get it, you don’t like us. Fine. But do you have to put our lives in danger?

The president continues to call the press the enemy of the people, even after four journalists and one sales assistant were shot dead in a Maryland newsroom by a man who was angry with what they factually reported about him.

Even after the publisher of The New York Times stressed to him in a private conversation that his words were putting journalists in mortal danger. Even after CNN white house reporter Jim Acosta was shouted down and taunted in a rally the other night in Florida.

Sadly, the harassment and threats are not stopping, What you do not see are the nasty letters or packages or emails, the threats of physical violence. ‘I hope you get raped and killed,’ one person wrote to me just this week.

“Raped and killed". Not just me, but a couple of my female colleagues, as well.

In case you want to argue this has nothing to do with the president, the most recent note I got ended with MAGA.

It is both surreal and ominous that this even needs to be said in this country. 

Our free press is not the enemy of the people. 

Trump and the Party of Trump are the enemy of the people, the enemy of democracy, and the enemy of truth.

God bless Katy. And God damn Trump, for his vile evil against her, and against her peers, and against human decency, against the truth, and against our country.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Second Anniversary



Happy "Russia If You're Listening Day"!

Putin's Puppet and Russia 
Making America Great Together for Two Years.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The New CRAP Motto

It was reported that Putin's Puppet got angry at Melania for watching CNN. Like Dick Cheney, he demands his FOX(R) be on at all times.

Her spokeswoman announced Melania will "watch any channel she wants".

You go, girl!

Jeff Mason of Reuters asked President Putin: "Did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?" 

Putin replied, “Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S.-Russia relationship back to normal." The White House has omitted that part of the transcript and edited it out of their accompanying video.


The Stalinist message is: “You didn’t hear that. You didn’t see that. If you did it’s not happening.”

These little incidents highlight our topic.

The Cult of Right-wing Authoritarian Personalities has a new motto.

"What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening".


This latest fascistic Orwellian line may as well be the motto of the far Right agenda and Trump era.

Let's try this all-encompassing CRAP motto out:

Trump: "What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening".

FOX(R): "What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening".

Hannity: "What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening".

Bretibart: "What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening".

Giuliani:  "What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening".

Limbaugh: "What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening".

Yep. By golly, it fits them all perfectly. Pure Authoritarianism.

Monday, July 23, 2018

It Just Makes Sense


Only the closed mind of a Leftist progressive can't absorb the simple truth about far Right conservatives. I am unique among my kind in that I've learned they have All the Answers. It just makes sense.

Here’s proof why liberals are always wrong. Every time we contradict or disagree with Trump’s alt-Right and Evangelical Right conservatives it is based on the totally biased, liberal misinformation we get from non-Republican sources.

These sources of information must be rejected out of hand because "liberal media" means “fake news” and that means "commie media" and that means "enemy of the people"...and  because they call out Trump's so-called lies. No lies! No lies. YOU’RE the liar!

Boy are we a bunch of manipulated suckers! We believe ANYTHING. Like Hillary DIDN’T run a child sex ring?? Who could be so gullible to buy that?

I've learned Alex Jones is the nation's cutting edge journalist, trusted completely by our president. I will trust him too. He has All the Answers.

I've learned to trust the National Enquirer as the Paper of Record in Trump America.  Like FOX(R) and Breitbart, and Limbaugh, it is not to be questioned. They are NOT biased, and report only the alternative facts that matter. They all know Trump never lies. He tells it like it is.

And they have All the Answers, too

I've learned every liberal is a commie deep down, even if we don't like Putin and his Puppet. It is Stalin we truly revere. We yearn for reeducation camps and labor in the gulag when we say something against a leader. (That would be a WHITE and wealthy leader.) We deserve nothing more.

And we want to be just like Venezuela too! Whatever they have down there has to be better than here. I like bananas. All Liberals like bananas, so they must all like Venezuela. It just makes sense.

Now I know better. I know who has All the Answers.

That's when I learned what liberals want. We hate freedom, and want to be fed by the government for all our lives. We don't want to work for it either. We just want to take from hard-working REAL Americans, like the “very fine people” with the tiki torches.

I learned we want open borders. No. We don't want ANY borders. We want all Mexicans, and even terrorists, to just come in. We want the government to feed them too! And give them jobs, but only if they want them.

That's how we stupid libs think. We're so stupid we think Putin doesn't love us and have our best interests in mind. He loves Trump! And that means he loves America. It just makes sense.

Because of Trump Derangement Syndrome we don't think Trump will make America great again. Even with Putin's help. Even with more lead in the water and chemicals in the air. Even with huge tax cuts to help out the poor Kochs, Waltons, Mercers, Sinclairs, Adelsons, and other great Americans who are better than us. What’s good them is good for all of us.

It just makes sense.

Liberals have such bad TDS they want war with Russia! 

That’s why they say Trump was Putin’s Puppet when he wisely agreed with Putin over his National Security Adviser, bi-partisan Senate committees, the FBI, and CIA and most of America. 


Even Republican Will Hurd of Texas said:

The president’s failure to defend the United States intelligence community’s unanimous conclusions of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and condemn Russian covert counterinfluence campaigns and his standing idle on the world stage while a Russian dictator spouted lies confused many but should concern all Americans. By playing into Vladimir Putin’s hands, the leader of the free world actively participated in a Russian disinformation campaign that legitimized Russian denial and weakened the credibility of the United States to both our friends and foes abroad

They ALL have Trump Derangement Syndrome.

It just makes sense.

Here’s the truth: Trump never lies.

So-called progressives don’t get it. They think everybody should be better off, and have an education and health care. That stuff is for those who DESERVE it. No Free Stuff for lazy takers who hate America and think Trump is a liar.

Liberals are losers. It is their curse to ask dumb questions and “read stuff”, and to not trust and follow our authoritarian leaders to glory and greatness.

Liberals just don’t make sense.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Just This...


7-16-18

Putin’s Puppet Day. 

A day of infamy and betrayal. 

You're with Trump or you're with America now.

All The Answers


It's always a delight to see how Trump's loyal Republicans, conservatives, and far Right Cult have ALL the answers, isn't it? 

The smarter Republicans and traditional conservatives are realizing their party has become a cult. Our country needs more of them. And we need them more than ever.


"We're in a strange place. It's becoming a cultish thing, isn't it?" the Tennessee Republican told reporters. "It's not a good place for any party to have a cult-like situation as it relates to a President that happens to be purportedly of the same party."- Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker

That cultish thing is now the Trump Cult. The Cult of Right-wing Authoritarian Personalities has been around and in power for decades. And his base has been waiting for him for a long time, since the Civil War even.

They don't need no stinkin' education. They don't need no stinkin' journalism. They don’t need no stinkin’ free press. They don't need no stinkin' science. And they don’t need no stinkin’ arts.

They got Hannity, Limbaugh and Doocey to do their thinking for them. They trust and believe a pathological liar like Trump, and his Government Of Putin, as they attack the FBI for investigating Russian interference in our election.

Then they call liberals commies.  Amazing, isn't it?

This is because they also get to invent their own language, to unilaterally define words.

“Death taxes”, “death panels” and “Liberal media” exist only in their fevered paranoia.  They need to mistrust and smear information sources that don’t regurgitate far Right talking points. This is exactly how a cult operates.

This Cult of Right-wing Authoritarian Personalities is a load of C.R.A.P. indeed.

Never mind they don't know the difference between communism and democratic socialism. They sure as hell don’t know what neo-liberalism is.

They think Democrats today are the same party as a hundred and fifty years ago, when conservative white racists started a war to keep their slaves.

They think the Constitution is like the Bible, full of eternal truths, instead of an amendable foundation of law, government, and civil rights. They believe that Jesus sent Trump to save America from brown people, or some evil “others”. They believe any crazy crap their authoritarian leaders tell them. If the party line changes, so do their beliefs.

They believed Trump when he said the Electoral College is unfair. Then they believed Trump when he said the Electoral College IS fair. Hint: It’s NOT fair. It is directly counter to the ideal of consent of the governed in the Declaration of Independence. (Thank the slave states for that one, too.)

The same is true of their rigged House gerrymandering, and the very Senate itself. Rural white conservatives will always have the greater proportion of representation. Consent of the governed is now a dead concept. These are the fatal flaws of our doomed experiment as a democratic republic.

Now the C.R.A.P. are so totalitarian, and so fascistic, as to believe our First Amendment’s provision for a free press has spawned the “enemy of the people”.

Remember when they howled about “state media”?  What happened to that? FOX has become their “Ministry of Truth”.

They believe “very fine people” march with Nazis. They believe Trump is honest. They are indoctrinated to believe in a system of rule by “divine Right of Wealth”.

They believe oil corporations’ paid shills and PR over climate and environmental science.

They are indoctrinated to revere wealth and the wealthy to the degree they will submit to corporations writing our laws, and polluters’ dictating environmental policies, and Wall Street swindlers self-regulating their banks. They believe people should serve the economy instead of an economy that serves the people. They are often duped Christians, literally serving mammon. Capitalism is their earthly god. They must believe in de-regulated capitalism, even when it fails.

And there’s the key word. “Believe”. It’s all they have to do. Far Right Authoritarian personalities are usually followers, sucking up the propaganda of FOX, the National Enquirer and Alex Jones.  This is the C.R.A.P. they cling to as tightly as their religion.

Because it IS a cult. It has attracted every American Nazi, white nationalist, and militia nut.

No wonder they hate journalism, science, and higher education. And it’s no wonder they hate liberals and other informed people for questioning their state media, and their incompetent and corrupt Party of Trump.

They are tearing our country apart.

And Putin couldn’t be any happier; that’s for sure.