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Showing posts with label As Trump's World Turns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label As Trump's World Turns. Show all posts

Sunday, August 4, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: An Absence Of Leadership (Gun Mass Terror)




When Leadership Fails To Lift and Improve Society, It All Erodes

 Leadership matters.

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And, where does the failure to lead take the nation?  Correction, actually Trump is leading. He is leading a party and a national mindset which embraces racism and bigotry.

Indifference matters.  How many times have we heard: 
"...this will never happen again?" 
"...this will not define us.
" Now is not the tie ....."
" ...we need prayers"
While the US leads the world in mass killings via white nationalist (white supremacists), we are seeing irrefutable evidence national leadership remains indifferent. Trump's leadership clearly fuels US white supremacy while weaponizing the minds of Americans who may not even realize they harbor racists inclinations.  

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently published a piece which offers a timeline of White House (Trump and cabal) indifference to white supremacy and growing overt manifestations.  July 2019...Linked here. Hardly a piece with examples of critical national leadership.

But leadership isn't just the domain of the White House.  The US congress is an even more critical facilitator of gun violence via its concrete and never yielding defense of the NRA; facilitation is 99.98% via the GOP and cash contributions.  In 2018 The Business Insider published a list of then-current politicians who accepted a political contribution from the NRA.   You may ask, "why pick-on the NRA?"

Let's use a basic literary device called the syllogism (deductive reasoning) to show why we "pick on the NRA." 
Major premise (A): The NRA has a mission of gun proliferation. Minor premise (B): Mass killers use guns (specifically rapid-fire military-style rifles)
Conclusion (C): Politicians who support the NRA are mass killing facilitators.
    If you viewed the Business Insider list of NRA friendly politicians, you couldn't have avoided a mental image of the GOP as the penultimate facilitator of our weekly mass killings.

    It looks like this...

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    • Major premise (A):  NRA almost exclusively fulfills  its mission via donations to Republicans 
    • Minor premise (B): Money helps to win elections and paid individual pockets
    • Conclusion (C): GOP politicians help fulfill the NRA mission
    Now take the NRA information and blend the information with growing white supremacy (unchecked by national leadership) and we get more of the message from the meme below.

    First, consider watching the first two minutes of the following CNN segment (aired this morning).



    Here is another angle from the Right. Why consider the impact of military-style weapons when a party can continue to point to mental illness.  Mass killings are virtually impossible without military-style rifles.

    It should be noted the Texas Lt. Governor declined t appear on CNN while scrambling to appear on Trump TV (Fox).



    The aforementioned meme.
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    A contrast in law enforcement; Eric Garner strangled to death while yelling: "I can't breathe" and the El Paso white supremacist terrorist while being arrest seeming to offer order for a burger with fries. 

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    We will revisit this issue as information comes forth.


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    Sunday, July 21, 2019

    As Trump's World Turns: Rally Chant (Abhorrent and Shameful)




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    The chief purveyor of Trump's racism and white nationalism, Steve Miller visited the Trump media outlet, Fox News, and spent 10:00 minutes spewing and responding to questions about nascent Trumpism. When Chris Wallace asked Miller about Trump's past criticism of the US government, the Trump operative went here:

    "......upholding the “principles of Western civilization.”

    Allow a quick back reach regarding the common white nationalism vernacular for Right-wing politicals. 

    "Western civilization"

    A definition:

    Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilizationWestern lifestyle or European civilization, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems, and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or ... 
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    Well, that definition is a bIt white, to state it mildly. It is, the exact, sentiment and message communication operatives like Miller would deploy to advance GOP racism and right-wing white supremacy.

    The 2016 night of the Republican National Convention; noted International racists Iowa's Steve King.




    A startling yet unsurprising comment for the kin (excuse the pun) of white nationalism among many in conservative America. While seeking a definition of white nationalism, the phrase "white supremacist" also sat clearly on my monitor. As I followed the definition of white supremacy, guess what popped-up. The link: Merriam-Webster.



    And the matter of white nationalism and Trump's attack on four non-white rookie members of the US House of representatives who happened to be women, Miller was unable to shake the ugliness his boss has put upon the world. 


    While in a very diverse district in North Carolina, Trump's virtually all-white audience erupted into Trump's new slogan of "Send her back" ( a derivative of ...go back to where they came from).   


    As you view what follows, know one of Trump's lies this week was his lack of fondness for this chant. He also, in another forum, called the chanters patriots. 





    Another perspective on rally chants which represents the reality of Trump's choreographed ooziest chants.




    No matter the spin from Miller, Trump's racist politicizing is abhorrent and shameful. 


    Post-Script (considering I used the word shameful above).






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    Wednesday, June 5, 2019

    As Trump's World Turns: "...Thousands Of Greeters"




    Do you recall this from 2017? Trump Inauguration Crowd Vs Obama's Image result for Trump Lies About Crowd Size, London Edition

     Of course, you recall this...



    Trump's second day in Britain along with his grown siblings and wife found the strange eating president deflecting about protests.  As is often the case with Trump his deflection included an over the top manipulative stretch about not seeing any protesters. Trump's remarks also included a claim of not seeing protesters he stated knowledge of supportive revelers. 

    Yesterday, we published a piece about Day 2; linked here.

    How about a take on Trump's carnival barking from a very credible international reporter?



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    Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    As Trump's World Turns: Britain, Protesters Or Lack Of Protesters





    Before reading beyond the title above, know the claim of "no protesters" is a lie.

    No, this post isn't about attire. However.....

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    It is about phantom protesters. somehow media is full on reports of protesters against Trump and his cabal as they visit England. But for some reason, Trump is stating he hasn't seen any protesters. Have we witnessed yet another addition to Trump's growing number of lies thus reachiing10,500 lies during his three years in office?

    London part of trip is going really well. The Queen and the entire Royal family have been fantastic. The relationship with the United Kingdom is very strong. Tremendous crowds of wellwishers and people that love our Country. Haven’t seen any protests yet, but I’m sure the....
    Seriously? Unseen protests may have much to do with helicopter flights to the Palace and strategic avoidance of the streets of London. Imagine anyone gullible enough to believe the twist of the tweet. Of course,e he has seen any protesters.

    Video is a powerful communications tools.



    How could he miss the following picture as his motorcade is very visible in the background?



    Well if this is his reference, I don't see any protesters either.  But notice what else is absent fort he image. If you are slow today, notice the number of revelers or well-wishers

    The New York Post also ran a piece regarding Trump's reception via the citizens of England. Linked here.

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    Oh yes, there were protesters and despite The Trump cabal and Fox News's efforts to offer up supportive crowds, the number of Englanders unhappy about the state of the current US President was quite noticeable.
           

    PHOTO: A six-meter high cartoon baby blimp of President Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his visit, in Parliament Square in London, July 13, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump visits Britain

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    Protest against U.S. President Donald Trump in London

    Trafalgar Square, London, Britain, June 4, 2019.

    Is there a question of respect for a president who shows no respect. 
    As was in the linked piece via the New York Post, some spoken openly about their contempt for the US President.

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    “A state visit is an honor, and we don’t think that this president deserves an honor,” UK Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry said on BBC’s “Today” radio show Tuesday. “He is a sexual predator, he is a racist, and it’s right to say that. And I think we need to think about when is it that our country got so scared. Why can’t we start saying things as they are?” 
    She added, “We’ve seen the way in which this current British government have tried to deal with Donald Trump, by fawning all over him, holding his hand, and what respect have we got as a result of it?
    Well, I believe that somewhat sums it up.  

    Question: Do you recall similar protest as any other US president visited  Britain?



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    Friday, May 31, 2019

    As Trump's World Turns: White House Lawn "Like Party", Ingraham Wall of Fame, and Red States Fact (Abortion)





    It seems Trump morning included comment which couldn't even come from the mental concoction of a pre-teen. 

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    Listen carefully and give the related CNN segment a one-minute viewing; linked here. How can any American follow the illogical lies of the nation's 4th President?  

    Didn't Trump recently blast Nancy Pelosi for his exception of her on-air affect; including use of her hands?  
    If you care to spend a few minutes reading about facts related to Trump's early morning lie attack, Media Matters offer the best summary, as yet. Media Matters for America, linked. Oh, let's not stop. Herewith is a quick fact check via CNN, linked.

    Yes, the post-inauguration lies from Trump have to now stand well over 10,500 (verified). With record lying numbers as such one could begin to believe Trump even lies in his sleep. 

    From Trump's lies to a reminder of the total commitment for Fox News to a social ideology some call whit nationalism. The phrase is a whitewash of the reality of white supremacy.  Laura Ingraham recently posted a set of images of Right-wing nutjobs she labeled "prominent citizens".  You will notice both Alex Jones, James Woods, and Candace Bergen the list.  Of significant interest and very noteworthy, Ingraham also posted one of the nation's most recognizable white supremacists on her screen feed to Fox News minions.  



    That salute came at the end of a 17:26 minute RNC Convention speech I which Ingraham opened by equating, or making a weird analogy of,  Trump actions to that of a "god." 

    Here is Ingraham'swall of fame via Media Matters. 

    Did you read or hear about Trump's inner cabal ordering a US Navy warship named John McCain (named after the former Senators' father and grandfather...both Navy Vets to cover the name of the ship to avoid viewing by Trump? 


    Let's close our run through Trumpism and US conservatism with a Twitter post of Democrat Party strategist Keith Boykin. A reminder of US conservatism and the politics which attract one-third of the US electorate. 

    There is truly something horrible brewing in conservative America. 

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    As Trump's World Turns: Barr Vs Mueller





    If you are an average reader or one who follows international current events, you know a bit about the existential reality of dictators or the ultimate authoritarian leader. I am speaking of world despots and decisions like Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Haiti's François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, Jong Un (and his predecessor family), Putin (although somewhat disguised via a faulty political system), and you may also see tendencies in Trump. If you fail to watch and consider the various political maneuvers and occasional verbiage from Trump, you won't find what follows very appealing.

    Question:  What would be the prototypical legal system and backdrop support for any an all dictators? Rhetorical question, correct?  There would be no actual viable legal system or the system would sit as a mere Cart Blanche wing of the leader. Do you believe Jong Un has a legal system which strives for equal justice for all North Koreans  How about Putin's Russia? Any student of history knows how Hitler's Cart Blanche system worked as a facilitator of his politics and genocide. I don't even recall if the murderous Pol Pot was propped up by a legal system. You have to now know where I am leading you.

    Trump's Justice Department is showing signs of rivaling like regimes across the span of recent international history. Of specific concern is his current hand-picked (after job application memo) Attorney General Barr.  A few months ago you probably saw Barr walkout to a microphone and proclaim the Special Counsel Report as a document which exonerated Trump of any election wrongdoing.  You knew as did we all that Barr was lying. Within days Mueller wrote and sent a memo to Barr with a caution about the manner in which he, Barr, misrepresented the Report findings and verbiage.   

    With Mueller's scheduled presser today, any suspicion of Barr as a legal system stooge and operative has been borne out and highlighted.  Since you may have missed Mueller's nine minutes on camera, you may find it worthwhile to seek the text of his comments.  We want you to view a CNN video segment of how Barr's previous statements about the report compared against Mueller's comments today.  

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    Never forget.
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    Friday, May 24, 2019

    As Trump's World Turns: Doctored Video As A Right-wing Weapon




    The Washington Post and other non-Fox News media are reporting on a clear case of right-wing anti-Nancy Pelosi Internet video subterfuge. Following a trump attack on Pelosi earlier in the week, someone or a team of criminals took it upon themselves to doctored (or edited) a video of the Democrat Party Speaker of the House of Representatives. The dirty trick is a short video of Pelosi appearing senile, and, or drunken.  

    The Washington Post, linked here.



    Former Federal attorney and former mayor of New York City, and now Trump stooge, Rudy Giuliani joined in on promulgating the edited video.  His re-tweet included the following words.  First, keep in mind, Giuliani has to know the video is fake, but how can one serve as the perfect stooge million if one allows the truth to dilute his subservience to Trump. 

    Giuliani words tweet: "What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her speech pattern is bizarre."

    Talking Points Memo's reports on the edited video are noteworthy.  


    As we consider the success of the edited video and the boosting from Fox News Business and Giuliani, it is important to note the following video did not receive like scrutiny from the Right. What follows is an obvious "mess".


    The video as a weapon?  In January of this year, CNN's Jake Tapper broadcast a segment regarding the Congressional testimony of National Security Director Coates.  While the first 1:12 seconds of the video relates to international adversaries, the following portions of the video have proven to be point-on. 

    Doctored 'deep fake' videos posing threat to elections, security


    Remember Republicans don't win elections via straight campaigning, dirty tricks and election subterfuge (including voter suppression) are key weapons of the party on the right.  And how does the high information voter avoid becoming a victim of the GOP's election black hole?  

    If you think this is a strategy and political weaponry misreported via CNN, think again. Fox News's Laura Ingraham also went video attack during a broadcast within the past 24 hours.  Watch the video Ingrahan weaponry, here (Media Matters). 

    Don't accept the Right as an entity which has an inner core of honesty and fair administration of matters of politics.  

    Live suspiciously and seek information.  

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