A very empty and sick man has been given power to enough to ensure the extinction of our species. An entire Nation allowed him to have this power. Many in that Nation are foolish enough to excuse themselves because they did not vote for him. It is this level of lack of understanding that made him president.
resisted to, for patriotic reasons. I have not much power of thought or words, but feel I still can recognize those, who have.
Chris Hedges tells us again the way "patriotic" despotism advances to sink the ship of democracy, like the Titanic, slowly but surely.
I said it before, that the battle between the Trump Administration and the political establishment was simply a battle of oligarchs, like the House of York versus the House of Lancaster. It's a real battle, but it's largely meaningless to us peasants.
However, I've come to realize that there are two idealogical differences between the two political camps.
For the past year, instead of attacking Trump for real, concrete reasons of his horribleness, Democrats have gone off the deep end of crazy, irrational, konspiracy theories about Russia. Just visit any Democratic blog like DKos and witness the demands of faith in the unproven that is so absolute that voicing doubts can get you denounced for heresy and banned.
Two things that pissed me off about last night's speech.
Why Trump’s America is like the real America
I grew up believing in a host of commonly taught myths about my country. I’m embarrassed by how long it takes to get over these myths, but I also see that many people never do.
A good way to shatter these illusions with good historical facts is to read An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz. Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.
and I just post it to support Lee Camp's Redacted Tonight Web Exclusive, because he did such a good job.
As I noted in an earlier post, if you thought 2016 was weird, then 2017 is getting even weirder. Several things stand out about the past 12-14 months.
This is gonna be a brief, gentle reminder to us all (not that we need it, necessarily, here at C99P).
When the Truth is suppressed, conspiracy theories flourish.
Dear Mr. President,
No, I am not talking about "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" or am I? Some of you may have already picked up on the bipartisan nature of this rant. Of course "tiny hands" is a synonym for Emperor Trump. Thin-skin applies equally to Hillbots and Trump. Giggles and brain rot applies to Nancy Pelosi in particular. And, of course, stupidity has always been a bipartisan virtue. It must be a virtue because so many of our politicians shamelessly exhibit their own stupidity.
I couldn't find the actual percent in the country of Democratic registered voters, but my memory says that it's somewhere around 25%. Does anyone have a link for that? So:
If you haven't listened to Cythnia McKinney's most recent broadcast on Pacifica Radio, “Midnight Oil”, dated 30 Jan 2017, I highly recommend it. Podcast also uploaded at radio4all.net.
Near the end, approx. 37 mins into the broadcast, she includes an old 1950's show, which is not so coincidental, about a swindler and cheat named Dr. Walter Trump. Very entertaining and pertinent today.
Almost anyone who has heard of Machiavelli associates him with the sly deceit supposedly recommended in The Prince. It is a grievously erroneous way to think of Machiavelli, whose far more important book was The Discourses on Livy, a multi-volume work some ten times the length of The Prince.
President Trump Threatens to Send U.S. Troops to Mexico to Take Care of 'Bad Hombres'
Source: Time/Associated Press
President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military does more to control them itself, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press.
Yes we know DT is bad but his gang is worse, if that can be possible. Steve Bannon, anti-semitic rabble rouser, sets the tone for the 4th Reich. (H/T to MsGrin)
“fond of promoting rivalries among subordinates, wary of delegating major decisions, scornful of convention and fiercely insistent on a culture of loyalty around him.”
Investigative reporter Robert Parry, the author of this article, broke many of the Iran-Contra stories. He says there's good reason to denounce Trump's crude language, position on climate change, and if he follows Reagan and Bush's failed economic policies. However, he also mentions moving among protesters at the inauguration, and seeing signs denouncing Trump's interest in working peacefully with Putin. In other words, the warmongers were part of the crowd protesting him, too. And now Silicon Valley is up in arms and funding immigration protests (over H1B visas - they want to keep bringing in cheaper foreign IT workers).
But the current danger for Democrats and progressives is that – by bashing everything that Trump says and does – they will further alienate the white working-class voters who became his base and will push away anti-war activists.
If you are only interested in Team Blue Opposing Trump, well, we all know the web site for that.
But if you want to go outside of the echo chamber and understand how Trump's approval ratings are on the rise, then you cannot ignore what The Donald is getting right.
Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister. Glenn Greenwald, 01/30/2017