Friday, March 30, 2018

Fear And Loathing From The Axis Of Slaughter

The NRA and far Right are frightened. Well, they have always been paranoid, haven’t they? Every time a Democrat is in the White House they howl, "They're coming for our guns! They're going to repeal the Second Amendment!"

Neither will ever happen, of course, but fear and loathing always prevail with the radical Right.

After the latest mass murder, students are taking action and the public is on their side. Most Americans see no need for military style weapons of mass death for self defense or hunting. This terrifies them. They just don't FEEL safe with their handguns, shotguns and deer rifles. Oh, the poor defenseless snowflakes.

Ever the victims, they whine and lash out more than any group, even more than the real victims. Here are just a few samples of NRA/far Right hate in action.

Families of the Parkland massacre reported threatening phone calls.

NRA supporters slime Emma Gonzales with a fake photo of her tearing the Constitution.

The far Right Washington Times howled: “David Hogg would’ve made a good brownshirt”.

Trump fanatic and white trash conspiracy nut Roseanne tweeted, “Nazi salute” to a photo of David raising his fist.

Pizzagate conspiracy nut and classic far Right authoritarian personality Michael Flynn Jr. tweeted, “Someone (hint: parents) clearly didn’t smack this kid much growing up. Your emotional high will run out soon so savor it while it lasts."

Extreme Right hate merchant Laura Ingraham needed to take a dig at David’s college admission issues. After advertisers pulled from her program, she bravely "apologized".

David responded, "I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children".

It’s refreshing to have the NRA’s side of the issue. You know, the organization that helped elect Trump. So, let’s thank them for that, first off.

FOX (R), the NRA and the radical Right want us to believe most of the young ones are politically ignorant. Their fear of course, is that the young people’s awareness is expanding. The radical Right no doubt feels to be in a superior position to lecture survivors of a mass shooting. They are not. The survivors are combat veterans compared to chickenhawks and cowards like Ted Nugent, Wayne LaPierre, and Trump.

The survivors have the experience and the moral authority to be heard. For that they are viciously attacked by the NRA and the far Right.

This is why the NRA seek to marginalize and dismiss them by spreading their manure thickly as possible.

The NRA insists such rallies are leftist attempt to politicize this next generation into being allies. Nugent and fellow haters slime them, calling them “crisis actors”. This is from the paranoid cult that insisted Obama was coming for their guns.

Then comes the tired NRA cliché about “unenforced gun laws”. Since the assault weapons ban was lifted, an ever increasing number of lives have been lost to those weapons designed solely to kill human beings. More will die. It doesn’t matter to the NRA how many more become human sacrifice to their almighty gun god.

The NRA will never admit to the fact that the more weapons there are in a society, the MORE humans will DIE from them. Yet they insist more weapons is the only answer. How convenient for the death industry.

We had a Second Amendment before the flooding of our country with assault weapons. We will have one after they are banned. As with the London cholera epidemic, the sooner we shut down the pump, the more lives will be saved.

And now the NRA has an ally in Alex Jones, Trump's beloved fake news conspiracy monger. Jones is projecting Swastikas and Hitler Youth imagery at teenage victims of the MAGA hatted terrorist!

What we see is a well-organized Rightist attempt to demonize victims of their precious weapons of war. The paranoia and hate fueled by the militant/nationalist Right will only result in more deaths of innocent Americans.

As the victims of Second Amendment Remedy loving gun nuts say, “WE CALL BS!”

The cult of hate wants to blame the “left” for politicizing the students.

It was the goddamn slaughter by NRA promoted and manufactured weapons of mass death that politicized them.

The damn NRA has joined Trump and his white nationalist followers in their war on journalism, as well as their culture war on all who dissent from the NRA hate group. See Dana Loesch and her clenched fist of hate. Make no mistake they are a far Right hate group. They regard journalists, educators, scientists, and sane and compassionate Americans as their enemy. This is exactly how fascism grows.

The thugs of the Axis of Slaughter are now obsessed with attacking teenagers.

Let’s go back to the NRA poster of Hitler doing the Nazi salute. The caption read, “All in favor of gun control, raise your hand”.

Shockingly, the Right is wrong again. Hitler let his far Right nationalist thugs and other "good Germans" keep their guns. Only Jews, educators, socialists, and others who were stripped of their rights were banned from owning them.

The extremists of the far Right will also try to lecture you that “no assault rifle” was used in the mass killings. Stop them right there. They are using Hitler’s definition of assault rifle, of course. The definition has been modified for our modern butchery under the Republican/NRA/Trump Axis of Slaughter.

Definition of assault rifle:

Any of various intermediate-range, magazine-fed military rifles (such as the AK-47) that can be set for automatic or semiautomatic fire; also : A rifle that resembles a military assault rifle but is designed to allow only semiautomatic fire

The radical Right will dismiss this definition of course, for they always try to seize the power to unilaterally define words to fit their extremist propaganda.

Don't let them.

This just in: Introducing Ten Nugent today, hate radio host Joe Pags lied and cried about the media saying the NRA “wants to kill children”.  

Chickenhawk shit-pants Nugent was quick to commiserate.

“The level of ignorance goes beyond stupidity... The dumbing down of America is manifested in the culture deprivation of our academia that have taught these kids the lies, media that have prodded and encouraged and provided these kids lies. I really feel sorry for them because it’s not only ignorant and dangerously stupid, but it’s soulless. To attack the good law-abiding families of America when well known predictable murderers commit these horrors is deep in the category of soulless. These poor children, I’m afraid to say this and it hurts me to say this, but the evidence is irrefutable, they have no soul.”

Now let's unpack this putrid pile of what WE CALL B.S.

Inflame culture war: Check

Blame academia: Check

Accuse academia of lies: Check

Blame media: Check

Accuse media of lies: Check

Play the victim card: Check

Attack the real victims: Check

Typical far Right projection: Check

Arrive at asinine "irrefutable" conclusion: Check

Facts and supporting evidence cited: Zero

...Like I was saying, folks.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

No Doubt

“Collusion” is not a legal term. Conspiracy is, and that is EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

Obstruction of Justice is a legal term, and that is EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

There is NO DOUBT that Trump gloated to Russians in the Oval Office about firing Comey to end the FBI investigation of Russian interference in our election.

There is NO DOUBT that Trump’s people attempted to conspire with Russians to defeat Hillary.

There is NO DOUBT that Trump was engaged in business with Russians while running for president.

There is NO DOUBT that Trump refuses to release his tax records.

There is NO DOUBT that Trump gushed with praise for Putin, as he refused to admit to Russian interference.

There is NO DOUBT that Trump refused to implement sanctions voted by a congressional majority. (The tougher woman British PM had to take the lead.)

There is NO DOUBT that the House Republicans are protecting their Authoritarian Leader from oversight.

There is NO DOUBT that the Republican Party has abandoned their Constitutional duty of oversight, and has chosen to protect their Leader instead of our country.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

"Triumph Of The Will: Part Two"

Time will tell if this is a passing mood, or an accurate observation.

Once lowered, does the bar ever rise again?

I'd really be surprised if this country survives Trumpism. 

Remember MOST Americans were duped into believing Saddam was involved with 9-11 and al-Qaeda. Why wouldn't they be duped into thinking Trump is making America great?

Look at the remarks from con-servatives. They are true believers in their moral and intellectual superiority, all based on nothing but gullibility, arrogance, and confirmation bias.

As we watch the US circle the drain, this is clear.

The economic elites have overthrown what was intended to be a representative democratic republic. Justice, equality, and democracy are no longer ideals in our ruling class.

The revolution is over. The Great Experiment has failed. Greed has won.

Ignorance is strength. Freedom is slavery. War is peace. Trump is president.

We are under one party rule. The rule of law is openly attacked by the party in power. 

The opposition party is weak, and their feeble desperate attempt at "resistance" does nothing to remove Wall Street and corporate tentacles from our government. 

The darkness is not being lifted by the light of hope and reason.

Instead, "Triumph of the Will: Part Two" plays out before us at rallies where they chant, "USA! USA!" and "Lock her up!"