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.