Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Day In The Anti-Life - Deep States!


Suddenly my "so-called" President and acolytes are railing on about something called the "deep state". I admit I didn't know what a "deep state" was until I looked it up -- here's what I found:

"a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy"

Now I see. It's a crackpot theory to explain away the rank incompetence of the current administration, a fanciful target to help our "so-called" President justify to his hordes of followers why he is too ham-fisted to keep any of his really difficult promises, the ones that don't involve demonizing people of color. (It's the 21st century incarnation of the old "Trilateral Commision" hoodoo.) I've come to the simple conclusion that the current leader of the United States is not only a flim- flam artist who has pulled off the greatest heist in American history, but now I know he's also a complete and utter fool.


Unable to control the people who work for him, he instead screams to his hot-headed followers about a "Shadow Presidency" run by the the former leader of the free world, his ready target of convenience. The the word "shadow" here has two meanings when applied to our former president should not be lost on anyone. Trump is a racist, and based on current evidence always will be. You can mix that with whatever fruit juice you care to find if it offends you to hear it, but it's the awful plain and  painful truth.


It's pitifully ironic that a political party which makes so much hay bitching and moralizing about how poor folks and folks of color should quit whining about their lots in life and not make excuses, are downright eager to identify scapegoats to excuse and rationalize their own failures. Personal responsibility is for those who can't afford a publicist I guess, or in the case of our "so-called" President a press secretary.


Whatever failings you attributed to the Obama administration, it was a remarkably fresh period for recent American history in that despite for nearly all his tenure having an adversarial congress that there were no significant or even minor scandals. The Obama administration seemed to play straight most of the time. claptrap about the IRS (never proven by even the slack standards of FOX news) or Benghazi (more a myth after crackpots got finished screwing with it) notwithstanding. Even the current flap over Susan Rice attempting apparently to uncover the nefarious schemes of the Trumpsters is being cast in the light of the state pounding the poor lowly citizen instead of what it is, the outgoing administration attempting in whatever legal way it can to forestall or at least reveal the foreign plots of its replacements.


The new guys on the other hand are so wantonly corrupt they can't even see the investigations slap them upside the noggin. Even with a friendly congress Trump and his gang of cronies are about to endure investigations into several scandals not the least of which is the presence of Mike Flynn in the administration, a man who we now know actually did work for a country (Turkey) which actually did have a "deep state". Now that's some "deep state" indeed.

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8 comments:

  1. You might like to know what Europeans think of Trump - in a recent poll, 77% of French voters think Trump will be a bad president, in Germany it was 78% and in Great Britain it was 80%. Being British, I was especially interested in that last figure - our post-Brexit government is desperate to do a trade deal with Trump but they are also currently trying to do a trade deal with Saudi Arabia, the Phillipines and just about any horrible regime that comes along. At least you've only got Trump for 4 (or, God forbid, 8) years but we are stuck with Brexit permanently.

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    1. It's a palpable worry over here that some European countries will fall victim to right wing extremists who bellow the same poison as Trump. I'm pretty sure that Trump would lose handily if the election were today, but in four years I can only hope that still holds. I'm eager to see what happens to Congress in two years, a flip would make life more palatable for everyone.

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  2. We’re quite f!*%ed unless: 1) Impeachment is put on the table – and followed through with - quickly or 2) a coup d’etat is launched by the intelligence community in an effort to save this country.
    Rolling Stone nails it again here:

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trump-and-the-pathology-of-narcissism-w474896

    The guy is a very sick with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (DSM-IV) possibly even has “malignant narcissism.” Or as we used to say in my Navy days about guys who couldn’t get along with anyone else: “…he ain’t wrapped too tight.”

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    1. He is depraved, there's little doubt. When they spend time trying to minimize the damage his outlandish tweets cause, which roll the whole government into weird overdrive to not disprove them it's quite taxing.

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  3. And as bad as Trump is the Republican congress is even worse. I mean if you think about it the only reason we still have Obamacare is because of Trump's ineptitude. What happens if he's impeached and Pence takes over? The Republican Congress might actually start passing whatever awful laws their corporate masters want them to. Now that's a scary thought!

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    1. We're getting the sabres rattling right now with Trump confronted by aggression both in Syria and Korea. Cooler heads know to take measured steps and while fault can certainly fall to all the world for what has unfolded in Syria, it would be a major mistake for the U.S. to get embroiled in that hotbed. The warriors are feeling emboldened though, it's obvious.

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