Monday, December 26, 2016

Silenced Majority v Extremist Minority

This past election the voice of the clear majority of Americans was politically silenced.

We were silenced by the results of the fatal flaw in our democratic representative republic. The Electoral College proved to be the poison pill in our Constitution that abetted a tyranny of the minority, the Extremist Minority.

Yes there were factors apart from the Electoral College that had some effect. Turnout is always an element. The partisan interference by a crooked FBI director was an unprecedented corruption of his office. An open invitation for Russian hacking from Trump revealed the warped and unpatriotic character of our next president.  Corporate media’s false equivalences and Clinton’s flaws provide many answers to how it happened.

The reasons don’t matter so much anymore. The damage has been done. Something else matters now. 

When the Extremist Minority seizes one-party rule, resistance is the only recourse for the majority. We the people, we the Silenced Majority, must resist.  We resist, or the authoritarian agenda forged by the hate-fueled Extremist Minority will prevail, until the inevitable destructions wrought by such tyranny ensue.

We must understand, even if we resist quickly, we may not be able to prevent or delay those destructions inevitably wrought by tyranny.

We the Silenced Majority must resist by wielding our power, our right of free speech. And we must resist emphatically, while we still have that right.
What is left of our free press will be further muzzled by the Extremist Minority. Far Right propaganda will be intensified. Dissent will be suppressed and viciously attacked.

This is certain.

But we have to remember how the Extremist Minority rose to power. 

Nobody whined louder than the racist and greedy Tea Party fringe when the dreaded Black Man won the White House. FOX(R) sponsored their events and gave them their megaphone. Ever the lapdogs, corporate media followed.

The Tea Party cult was never a majority, but they dominated the political discourse through constant attention from the corporate media. Trump would employ this tactic with a vengeance. His racist and demonizing birtherism fostered hate and ignorance in the most gullible and bigoted of our population. Throughout the election year, no voice was heard more than his in our corporate broadcast media.

Bullies are always the loudest.

We the majority must be louder.  

And we need to learn something else from the Tea Party. We must be more active. We must march. We must speak. We must write, and call our representatives and senators until they listen and respond.

We must attend any forum or town hall meeting that allows us to voice our concerns to House and Senate members.

They will be under great pressure to conform to the dictates of the Extremist Minority Administration and the Republican Party.

They must understand they will be hearing from us until the agenda of the Extremist Minority is defeated. They must know they will be voted out if they fail to defend our cause for freedom, equality and democracy.

We the people, we the Silenced Majority, must demand our rights. We must demand our Constitutional regulation of commerce, and our Constitutional provision for the general welfare. We must demand public ownership and benefit from public resources. We must demand public education and public health.

If we do not, the Extremist Minority will sell it all off, or outright give it to their friends.

We must demand an end to aggressive militarism. We must demand an end to brutal law enforcement and unjust laws. We must demand living wages, safer working conditions, and employee rights.

We must expose the corruptions, and demand accountability from the elites of the Extremist Minority.

The barbarians have crashed the gates and taken power. Civilization and humanity are imperiled by a narcissistic, authoritarian lunatic endorsing another nuclear arms race. He has a cabinet and advisors consisting of billionaires, racists, and paranoid, conspiracy mongering generals. This merging of authoritarian power is how fascism takes hold over democracy.

The struggle for freedom, justice, equality and democracy never ends.

If we do not resist with conviction and passion, we shall certainly surrender in final defeat to the tyranny of the Extremist Minority. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Looming New Order of Trumpistan

Abetted by the electoral college’s betrayal of democracy, White America has spoken. It’s going to be a long dark journey ahead, kids.

"Conflict of interest" will be ignored as Trump and his cronies fleece the nation and violate our Constitution. Kleptocracy will rise to greater heights.

Article 1 Section 9:

No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.

There will be a frenzy of deregulation of commerce, and cuts for the general welfare.

People will lose health care.

Massive tax cuts will be given to corporations and the rich. More of our tax dollars, (not Trump's) will be redistributed into corporate pockets.

More tax dollars (ours, not his) for education will go into corporate pockets.

Trump's brats will pay zero inheritance taxes on all the wealth they scoop up when the world is liberated from the endless lies and hate from their father.

His selective protectionism and impulsive actions could trigger a global economic meltdown.

He has threatened torture and other war crimes. He said we should steal Iraqi oil. He will likely provoke war with Iran. Putin may have to try to reign him in.

Fossil fuel polluters will be allowed to further poison our atmosphere and assure catastrophic climate change. Trump will censor and eliminate NASA climate research.

Free speech will be suppressed. Trump wants to punish flag burners. We can count on swift retaliation for all who criticize him.

What's left of the free press will be muzzled, or conform to parroting Republican lies like they did for Bush and Cheney. Corporate media will have a "Trump honeymoon", because after all, we need to give him a chance to fulfill his agenda. Something not allowed for black presidents.

Trump will put a far Right extremist lackey on the Supreme Court.

Hate groups will commit more crimes against minorities.

Yes, this is just an inkling of how Dear Leader Trump and his one-party dictatorship will make America great again.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

America Has Fallen?

America’s “original sin” of slavery has taken us down. The rot at the core, from our nation’s birth to four score and seven years later, infects us today. Obama brought the racists out of the woodwork. The Republican Party embraced them. The word “disavow” is meaningless in light of their words, their "Southern strategy", and their actions in minority voter suppression.

Quaint concepts like democracy, fair representation, and equality were betrayed by the founders when they allowed the slave states to impose the Electoral College on our republic.

Now the cry is uttered, “America has fallen”.

This isn’t shocking news folks. 

It was inevitable since the beginning. And it’s been crashing since Reagan allowed wealth and the wealthy, instead of the principles and process of a democratic republic, to run the country.

America has fallen...since Reagan handed regulatory powers to corporate insiders...since corporate media was successfully labeled "liberal media" by the Right...since the Clinton Administration helped Republicans cut welfare and deregulate Wall Street...since the 2000 election was stolen...since 9-11 triggered American paranoia, racism and prejudice...since Bush lied us into war...since the loudest and most effective "free speech" is now corporate money... since voter suppression is actively employed by the far Right(GOP)...since Bush built a surveillance/police state...since Obama continued Bush's policies, and chose to "look forward", holding nobody accountable for war and torture...and what else was there?

Now our one-party government's "Leader" ("Fuhrer" auf Deutsch) has his fans gleefully rejoicing in their glorious New Order.

Headlines from "America's #1 Most Trusted Republican News Source":

David Duke and Andrew Anglin: True Voices of the Republican Party!

The David Duke Show: We’re the GOP Now, and We’re Coming for You Jews

14 Reasons ‘Necrophiles’ Deserve the Oven

Lying Criminal Beaners Pretend to be Families to Subvert the White Man’s Laws

Jew Faggot Drops N-BOMB on CNN While Hoax-Attacking Alt-Right

Trump to Mock UN by Sending Them a Street-Shitting Paki Female

(Sorry Nikki Haley, you’re not the right color.)

While this is not the portrait of most Trump voters, the worst have been emboldened. Yes, the deporables. Many have acted, and will act, on their hate. America now stands not for the victims, but for the haters.

Disaster follows when an authoritarian personality is allowed unchecked power. History repeats this formula.

Hillary got over 2,000,000 more votes than Trump. The Electoral College, not the majority, chose our course. But it needed some help. Thanks to a clueless Democratic Party, Russian hackers, corporate media, and a Republican operative heading the FBI, enough unwitting, uninformed, fearful, hateful, or simply duped, Americans sided with the authoritarian, and gave him a one-party dictatorship.

How’d that work out the last time Republicans ran the show? 

Not enough Americans seem to remember, or care. This is why it can only get worse.

Love may, or may not, trump hate, but hate and fear trump reason. Always have. Always will. And power is never taken through love.

Humankind must either evolve from the authoritarian personality’s over-active reptilian brains, with their internally wired impulses for endless hate, fear, and violence; or we face self extinction.

Much needs to be done to minimize the human tragedies, harms, and losses ahead. And pray we don't all become victims of this madness over the land.

Our cause is clear, and upon us.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Operation American Freedom

It happened 16 years ago when the Republicans stole the presidency from Al Gore.

And it’s happening again, but likely with even worse consequences. Once more the majority of Americans have been cheated. When the majority loses, America loses.

Imagine the reaction by the Trumpists if the situation were reversed. Most of them probably believe THEY are the majority, and that Obama is a foreign Muslim, or any other of their innumerable lunacies. Many of Trump’s fringe threatened armed resistance over the “rigged election”. 

It would have been very ugly if Hillary won. We all know that.

Unfortunately, this reality is far uglier, with an impulsive, thin-skinned, authoritarian leader of an unchecked Republican one-party regime.

 This cannot turn out well, folks. 

Trump will fail. Big league. He will not “make America great again”.

IF we make it past this looming American, and likely global, debacle we MIGHT learn from it.

The last time Republicans stole the White House they cut taxes for the rich and deregulated everything within reach. They started a war based on lies that would fill crony pockets with tax payers’ dollars. They ignored Habeas Corpus, imposed a surveillance state that violates the Fourth Amendment, incarcerated people without charges, and they tortured.

Their war left countless thousands dead, a ravaged nation in ruins, a civil war, and in 2006 spawned ISIS. They left us with two unfinished wars, financial collapse, rising unemployment, and the Great Recession.

Americans who still have a memory know this crap is certain to be repeated. We remember “terror warnings” and the warmongering and how the American people accepted a war of aggression and warrantless surveillance of citizens. 

9-11 and the authoritarian and belligerent reaction by the Bush Regime paved the way from mere inverted totalitarianism to American proto-fascism. 

Tragically, and meekly, Obama chose to “look forward” and let bygones be bygones for the torturers and war criminals. No one was held accountable for lies that led to war, for war crimes, and for torture.

The lesson for far Right authoritarians didn’t go unnoticed, “We can get away with it”. Trump declared his fondness for waterboarding and said he would go beyond, "We have to play the game the way they're playing the game. You're not going to win if we're soft and they're, they have no rules.”

“No rules”.

The United States of America is ripe for fascism.

Trump doubled down on fear, anger and blame, stoking the flames of American white nationalism and neo-fascism to new heights.
The Bush Administration unleashed law enforcement to kick in the doors of peace groups and critics. 

What can dissenters expect from the Trump Regime?

We have seen how any question, appeal to reason, satire, or criticism will be met with vicious and demonizing reprisals. And this is happening before they take real power.

Too many Americans disagree with their Leader. This will not be tolerated. Obedience to the authoritarian regime is non-negotiable. Dissent will be met with retaliation.

American freedom itself will become their adversary. The Trump Regime will be threatened by what’s left of American freedom. The Fourth Amendment has been conveniently weakened after Bush and Obama. And the far Right only cares about the Second Amendment, for their NRA, loyal militias, and other paranoid types.

That still leaves a bit too much American Freedom.

Before they can Make America Great Again™, Operation American Freedom must be the first victory for the Trump Regime. 

Freedom of religion? Hell, no! They want Muslims banned, and to register with the government. Non-Christians will be scorned.

Freedom of assembly? Only at Trump rallies.

Freedom of the press? Hell, no! Not if they disrespect the Leader. 

Trump has promised to muzzle the press, as his “Constitution-loving” henchmen will do their best to impose that muzzle. 

Free speech? Hell, no! When Pence attended their show, the cast of Hamilton, exercising their freedom of speech, pleaded their case for diversity and fairness: 
Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical. We really do. We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us — our planet, our children, our parents — or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us.

Again, we truly thank you for sharing this show. This wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men [and] women of different colors, creeds, and orientations.
How horrible of those dancing Broadway thugs! Have they no human decency? This angered Trump. 

Mr. Decency tweeted Nov. 19. "The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!"

Yes, the cast was so rude. And for the record, threatening a presidential opponent with prison while calling her crooked is...well...OK if you’re Trump. No rudeness at all, nothing that requires an apology, right? 

Trump whined, "Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night ...This should not happen!"

The horror! Being asked politely to uphold our American values is being harassed.

For perspective, everyone knows grabbing women’s crotches doesn’t come close to being harassment. They’re just women, after all. And Trump’s a star.

Exercising free speech, an act that is the essence of American freedom, pleading for the Trump regime to uphold our American values is something that “should not happen!"

So now we’re clear. Free speech will not be tolerated.

I just don’t know how to thank all you Trump/Republican voters for making America so great. 

No need to apologize, because “Crooked” Hillary used a private email server. So did Dick Cheney. So what? As with pussy grabbing and torture, it’s OK if you are Republican.

And isn’t that what really makes America great?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Whiny Little Bitch, Sore Winner Edition

 The post-victory whining has begun and not just by liberals

"Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!" - Klan's Man Trump

Poor wittow wich white men, always the victims, whining their way to a Great America. 

Soon the whining will grow, as voters will be feeling buyers' remorse. 

I also predict Trump will pull a Palin-the-Quitter trick. Mike Pence may well be our president within two years. 

And the weird part is, I'd rather have Trump than Pence doing the damage.

This should be the last Republican controlled government, but Americans can't remember back eight years. 

Eight years of Republican leadership left Obama:

Stock Market Closing Prices - January 20, 2009

Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DJIA ) Close - 7,949.09 Down 332.13
Nasdaq Stock Market Close - 1440.86 Down 88.47
S&P 500 Close - 805.23 Down 44.89

Today we have a DJIA around 18,800.00

Is that better or worse than what the last Republican White House left us?

Shall we compare employment rates too? 

Why bother, Obama's the real villain, not showing his birth certificate to Donald the Klan's Man fast enough. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

America At Bat

Reagan, Strike One.

Bush Senior, Clinton, Ball One.

Bush Jr, Strike Two.

Obama, Ball Two.

Trump, Strike Three.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Close Election?

How can this presidential election be so close? One may wonder in amazement, as I did in 2000.

Could it be the effects of decades of extreme Alt-Right political indoctrination by FOX/talk radio and fringe websites?

And how about corporate media’s false equivalence, “horse race” ratings pandering, hired shills, failure of fact checking, and scandal mongering? 

It's almost as if politically powerful families and rich authoritarian white men are taking over. 

The founders must have been wrong, wanting to discourage aristocracy. 

Americans are better educated now.

I guess that's what it takes to make America great again.

But what do I know?

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hell Of A Debate

I was actually looking forward to this second debate between Clinton and Trump. I'm afflicted with a sick sense of humor, what can I say?

Republicans have always wanted an uncompromising one party dictatorship, and will say, and do, anything to get that power.

Now they have their would-be-dictator, and boasting sex offender, threatening his opponent with jail. Take that, you evil wench! He told us she has hate in her heart. She is to blame for EVERYTHING. "Why not", says the Orange Savior. 

But worse still, she is a devil. Yesiree. Nothing less.

That display of Goebbels-inspired projection must have sent a tingle up every angry white man's varicose veined leg.

Trump is not an anomaly or "outside" Republican. He exemplifies what that party has become. Their base is angry, racist, authoritarian and wallowing in hate and ignorance.

Paul Krugman correctly notes:

He won the nomination fair and square, chosen by voters who had a pretty good idea of who he was. He had solid establishment support until very late in the game. And his vices are, dare we say, very much in line with his party’s recent tradition.

The civilized world is desperately hoping Americans reject fascism in November. Their concern is understandable. It's not like we haven't re-elected a lying, aristocratic, tax-cuts-for-the-rich, torturer and war monger in the last Republican president.

I never imagined Hillary would look so good, so dignified, so rational, so selfless, so presidential. Compared to the Party of Trump, she exemplifies all of the above.

But life and learning continue. I recently posted some examples of how a Trump voter thinks, but now we must go deeper into the darkness of twisted beliefs.

We have another doozy from Alex Jones, the fear mongering, far Right "patriot" who sells any and all conspiracy theories. 

Time to be scared, children. Very scared. I'm talking Bigly, or is it Big League Scared?  Whatever. 


So drink the drink, smoke the smoke, or turn to whatever anesthetic that works. For the ultimate dire Prophecy of Lunacy has been uttered, and it proves Dictator Don is the guiding visionary for our time.


ALEX JONES (HOST): I'm never a lesser of two evils person, but with Hillary, there's not even the same universe. She is an abject, psychopathic, demon from Hell that as soon as she gets into power is going to try to destroy the planet. I'm sure of that, and people around her say she's so dark now, and so evil, and so possessed that they are having nightmares, they're freaking out. Folks let me just tell you something, and if media wants to go with this, that's fine. There are dozens of videos and photos of Obama having flies land on him, indoors, at all times of year, and he'll be next to a hundred people and no one has flies on them. Hillary, reportedly, I mean, I was told by people around her that they think she's demon-possessed, okay? I'm just going to go ahead and say it, okay? 
They said that they're scared. That's why when I see her when kids are by her, I actually get scared myself, with a child -- with that big rubber face and that -- I mean this woman is dangerous, ladies and gentleman. I'm telling you, she is a demon. This is Biblical. She's going to launch a nuclear war. The Russians are scared of her.
Imagine how bad she smells, man? I'm told her and Obama, just stink, stink, stink, stink. You can't wash that evil off, man. Told there's a rotten smell around Hillary. I'm not kidding, people say, they say -- folks, I've been told this by high up folks. They say listen, Obama and Hillary both smell like sulfur. I never said this because the media will go crazy with it, but I've talked to people that are in protective details, they're scared of her. And they say listen, she's a frickin' demon and she stinks and so does Obama. I go, like what? Sulfur. They smell like Hell.
You've been warned, fools! 

Voting against Trump is not only treason to your white heritage, as the deplorable racist Trump fan David Duke warns, but it will bring about the end of our world. I mean the "Biblical End". That's gotta be even worse!

This calls for another drink. How about some nice refreshing koolade? Say, what's that you're smoking? 

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Will Rogers Guide to the 2016 Election

Commentary by humorists such as Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert has given us clear insight and keen observations of the insanity and nonsense entwined in American politics. Our tradition of political satire has been on the cutting edge since the nation reached its first centennial, when Mark Twain noted, "We have the best congress money can buy".

Later Will Rogers witnessed the onset of the Great Depression. Like our present situation, humor was a vital antidote to the toxic devastation wrought by deregulated capitalism and government servitude to the predations of Wall Street and greed of the economic elites.

Today's stew of madness, sponsored by the Republican Party, has produced the latest rise of racist, authoritarian nationalism in Trumpism.

The ugly side of politics and human nature can only by countered by first shining a bright light into the darkness. Humorists have always been the first to hold a torch in volatile times. 

We're lucky to have contemporary humorists taking up the role that journalism has failed to fulfill. 

Corporate media too often means corporate slanted news.

Fortunately some political truths are timeless. The words of Will Rogers are as alive today as when he first uttered them. 

In fact, he has provided all the facts and perspective we need for this election.

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting for your edification:

The Will Rogers Guide to the 2016 election:

A fool and his money are soon elected.

The problem ain't what people know. It's what people know that ain't so that's the problem.

I am not a member of any organized political party — I am a Democrat.

There ain’t any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.

The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.

The difference between our rich and poor grows greater every year. Our distribution of wealth is getting more uneven all the time. A man can make a million and he is on every page in the morning. But it never tells you who gave up that million he got. You can’t get money without taking it from somebody.

People want just taxes more than they want lower taxes. They want to know that every man is paying his proportionate share according to his wealth.

If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on.

See where Congress passed a two Billion dollar bill to relieve bankers' mistakes. You can always count on us helping those who have lost part of their fortune, but our whole history records nary a case where the loan was for the man who had absolutely nothing.

Republicans take care of big money, for big money takes care of them.

When you get into trouble five thousand miles from home you’ve got to have been looking for it.

We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Great Orange Taker

Turns out the Great Orange Savior is, according to Republicans, one of the nefarious 47% of Americans who are “takers”. Whodathunk?

He admitted to not paying federal income taxes during the first presidential debate. He even boasted, “That means I’m smart” in response to Hillary’s suggestion that his not paying taxes was something he wanted to hide by not releasing his tax records.

This surprises no one, of course. The emotionally stunted spoiled aristocrat started life on third base and calls himself a genius for his talents.

Van Jones nailed it on CNN Sunday:

“It is, in fact, true if Donald Trump lost a billion dollars, think about this, lost a billion dollars, he could wind up as a winner legally in his taxes for a generation. Is that because he’s a genius? It’s because billionaires have armies of lobbyists to write the rules. Here’s the deal: If you’re obeying horrible rules that you helped to write, that doesn’t make you a genius. It makes you a part of the corruption.” - Van Jones CNN 10-1-16

Now millions of deluded Americans want a hideously dishonest man, with no skin in the game, to dictate where OUR tax dollars go. Brilliant.

He has openly admitted to gaming the corrupt system by greasing the palms of corrupt politicians.

The pay-for-play purchased by the Trump Foundation, and the would-be Orange Fuhrer, was revealed when AP reported,  “Florida's attorney general personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump around the same time her office deliberated joining an investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University and its affiliates.”

Nothing to see here. This is all copacetic with the Trump Cult.

In between “two minute hate” chants of “Lock her up!” his legions shout, “USA! USA! USA!”

That doesn’t reflect the United States of America. It rather evokes “Unbelievable Stupid Authoritarians”.

A Trump rally is what fascism looks like.

What else does fascism look like?

“All men are created equal. Well it’s not true, ‘cause some are smart, some aren’t.”

“You have to have the right genes...I have a certain gene. I’m a gene believer.”

“You know I’m proud to have that German blood. There’s no question about it.”

Yes, the Billionaire Taker really said all of it.


 And there's this.

Donald Trump appears to take aspects of his German background seriously. John Walter works for the Trump Organization, and when he visits Donald in his office, Ivana told a friend, he clicks his heels and says, “Heil Hitler,” possibly as a family joke.

Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed. Kennedy now guards a copy of My New Order in a closet at his office, as if it were a grenade. Hitler’s speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist.

“Did your cousin John give you the Hitler speeches?” I asked Trump.

Trump hesitated. “Who told you that?”

“I don’t remember,” I said.

“Actually, it was my friend Marty Davis from Paramount who gave me a copy of Mein Kampf, and he’s a Jew.” (“I did give him a book about Hitler,” Marty Davis said. “But it was My New Order, Hitler’s speeches, not Mein Kampf. I thought he would find it interesting. I am his friend, but I’m not Jewish.”)

Later, Trump returned to this subject. “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them.” 


If you believe that last line, you too win a free copy of "My New Order".

No wonder every deplorable authoritarian racist, Klansman, neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and militia nut, along with most other FOX/Limbaugh listeners, support Trump.

How many red flags does it take for the millions of non-deplorable Trump voters to see who is goose-stepping at their side?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How To Think Like A Trump Voter

The Clinton Foundation... had 11 and a half million AIDS victims on treatment who otherwise would have died, for instance...rebuilt the entire health system of the country of Rwanda...eliminated malaria from most of Tanzania and saved thousands and thousands of people’s lives that way. - Joe Conason

The Trump Foundation bribed politicians, paid off lawsuit settlements and bought Donald an aristocratic wall portrait.

From this, Trump voters know that Hillary is corrupt and has no shame.

Hillary has released thorough medical records and a long tax history.

Trump said he would release his medical and tax records, but has refused to do so.

This tells discerning Trump voters that damn lying Hillary is too secretive. Trump is obviously more honest and transparent.

Hillary has faced numerous grueling Republican hearings on Benghazi and her emails.

Trump voters are horrified that despite Hillary's open hate for America, and founding ISIS with Obama, Republicans failed to find criminal wrongdoing. 

This proves she alone is to blame for the Benghazi attack, and for our enemies learning all our top secrets. This clearly means she has turned our generals into rubble and made us weak. 

Hillary wants better background checks for weapon purchases, and to limit semi-automatic weapons with large magazines, therefore Trump voters know she wants to repeal the Second Amendment and confiscate our guns.

This is the "Trumped up logic" that tells us Hillary is a traitor and must be locked up. And for these reasons, Donald is the “only one” who can make America great again.

You just can't fool a Trump voter, can you?

Heil, Drumpf!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Trump Effect

Colin Powell accurately asserted Trump's birtherism is nothing but racism. Every non-racist knows this.

Every non-bigot knows Trump's smearing of a reputable judge as being incapable of performing his duty because of his Mexican heritage was open bigotry. 

And every non-racist knows this racism gave rise to Trump's political ascendancy. His legions of ignorant neo-fascist haters have grown more emboldened.  

The ignorance, hate and racism have become a toxic and vile rot in our society. Now it is spreading to the young. 

In an August 25th speech Hillary Clinton told the story about a high school basketball game in Indiana, where home team fans taunted players from their heavily Hispanic rival school by holding up a large cutout of Trump’s head and chanting "build a wall." 

"Next time you see Trump rant on television, think about all the children listening across America," Clinton said. "Kids hear a lot more than we think. Parents and teachers are already worrying about what they call the ‘Trump Effect.’ They report that bullying and harassment are on the rise in our schools, especially targeting students of color, Muslims, and immigrants."

Clinton’s source is an April report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, the civil rights and antidiscrimination advocacy group. The report is titled "The Trump Effect: The impact of the presidential campaign on our nation’s schools."

The online survey of approximately 2,000 K-12 teachers found: "Teachers have noted an increase in bullying, harassment and intimidation of students whose races, religions or nationalities have been the verbal targets of candidates on the campaign trail.

Hate from Trump and his American neo-fascist base has contaminated our young, like a sick replay of Hitler Youth.

Respondents gave a total of 5,000 comments. Of those, one in five mentioned Trump. All other candidates were mentioned fewer than 200 times combined.
"More than one-third have observed an increase in anti-Muslim or anti-immigrant sentiment."
"Teachers report that students have been ‘emboldened’ to use slurs, engage in name-calling and make inflammatory statements toward each other," and "Kids use the names of candidates as pejoratives to taunt each other."
"More than two-thirds of the teachers reported that students — mainly immigrants, children of immigrants and Muslims — have expressed concerns or fears about what might happen to them or their families after the election."

Today’s deplorable parents are raising future deplorable neo-fascists. 

Nothing can be done about the racist core of Trump supporters. They cling to their hate like they cling to their guns and Bibles. This is what con-servative, far Right American Christianity has become. Every Klansman voting for Trump will tell you he’s a Christian. 

I have real respect for conservatives or Christians who recognize the hate and lies and ignorance displayed by Trump. They share with progressives the sinking feeling that our next president will not be our finest. 

I really don't believe every Trump voter is a racist. Many are simply reacting to the decades of Republican engineered smearing of Hillary Clinton. And she has her faults, but she is no Trump. 

The neo-fascists would never vote for a Democrat anyway.

But what happened to the brains, (and more importantly, the conscience,) of the other Trump voters?  Don’t they understand if they tolerate hate and lies, and support the hater and liar, it will only spawn more hate and lies? 

W. T. F. is wrong with this country? 

I'm sure sane Germans felt the same in 1933. It's not the country, it's the dark side of human nature. It is the authoritarian personality that appears in nearly a quarter of any population. Combine racism with authoritarianism and we get Trump and his followers.

Orwell predicted the predominant trait and key to power for the American con-servatives and the Republican Party. 

“Ignorance is strength”. 

Keith Olbermann shows no mercy on these self-deluded dupes. 

Hillary was Wrong. All of Trump's Supporters Are "Deplorable" | The Closer with Keith Olbermann | GQ

“If you support Trump... If you think he should be president regardless of how much he and his advocates hate and mock and punch old women with portable oxygen canisters. If you’re not condemning this madness and repudiating these deplorable people and you are not racist, not sexist, not homophobic, not xenophobic, or not Islamophobic. If you’re supporting him not for those things but in spite of them, you are even more deplorable. The correct number, Secretary Clinton, is not 50 percent, it’s 100.” 
As one comment says:

“If you support a racist then you're supporting racism and if you're supporting racism then you're a racist.”

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Authoritarian Peas In A Pod

Trump's sidekick Mike Pence declined to categorize Trump backer, and white nationalist Klansman, David Duke as "deplorable."

"I'm not in the name-calling business," Pence told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

Right. He’s just sharing the ticket with one of the worst name-callers ever.

“If you won’t say the KKK is deplorable, you have no business running the country”. HRC

Mic drop!

The Deplorable responds:

“The whole idea that they were trying to make Pence call me names basically, and he didn’t bite on that, was a real positive thing for all of us.” - Duke

Lily white racist Klansmen for Trump, aka "Good Americans", get a pass from name calling. After all, they are the true believers in Trump’s thinly veiled racist “birtherism”. 

Those who dare to criticize Trump and call out his hate and lies are insulted and demeaned with nasty name calling. 

No wonder Putin is his role model. He praises the tyrant who silences any blogger or journalist who challenges his abuses of power. Political opponents and journalists are jailed or assassinated.  

Trump also wants to hurt protesters and deny press access when they don't flatter him. “Lock her up!” is chanted by his angry cult. Putin would love Trump supporters, as they would be happy to emulate their leader’s admiration for the despotic Russian. 

Trump’s authoritarian nature and dictatorial ambitions can be restrained only by the will of the American voters. 

All Trump needs is his ultimate “Triumph of the Will”, and Americans may as well be shouting “Heil, Mein Drumpf!” 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

9-11 Blues

I'm more than pretty sure that we don't know the entire truth about what happened 15 years ago.

And again, cui bono?

The CIA created al-Qaeda in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, who got off the leash and turned on the US. The neocons, the MIC and Mossad all had something to gain. Our own "axis of evil".

It seems the WTC buildings were rigged with thermite for the inevitable attack that no one would stop. The Bush Cartel demonstrated it's priorities by excluding terror adviser Richard Clarke from cabinet meetings.

And then came 9-11. We invaded Afghanistan.

And then torture, indefinite incarceration without charges, and warrant-less mass surveillance became the norm.

70% of Americans were duped into believing Saddam was in cahoots with al-Qaeda, Iraq was invaded under false pretenses, and the neocons' dream war quickly spawned ISIS.

Now we face the prospect of President Hillary, or President Trump, proclaiming "To the victor go the spoils", urging us back into Iraq to take "our oil".

Rudy the 9-11 guy, wanting to help Benedict Donald rule our country agrees, "Until the war is over, anything is legal."

Mein Drumpf assures us, "I’m really good at war. I love war in a certain way, but only when we win."

"Heil, Drumpf!" USA! USA! USA!

What a spectacular final chapter to our nation's history.