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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

Saturday, August 24, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: MAGA HAT, Third Party Blues, Pure Hatred





In August 2018, Farm Futures Bryce Knorr published a piece regarding US Ag/farmer support for Donald Trump.  We are posting a graphic from the piece to make a point. A point other than verbiage about the plight of US farmers under Trump

If you follow US politics data indicating almost total farm support won't surprise you in any manner.  Let's take a quick look at a graphic from the Farm Futures piece.


No surprise, eh? Jill Stein? Well, it could be marijuana growers may have voted to a form the false Stein mantra of free and pen legalization of pot.

Jewish Americans




ElectionYearCandidates% of Jewish Vote% of National Vote
1916Hughes (R)
45
46
Wilson (D)
55
49
1920Harding (R)
43
60
Cox (D)
19
34
Debs (Socialist)
38
3
1924Coolidge (R)
27
54
Davis (D)
51
29
LaFollette (P)
22
17
1928Hoover (R)
28
58
Smith (D)
72
41
1932Hoover (R)
18
40
Roosevelt (D)
82
57
1936Landon (R)
15
37
Roosevelt (D)
85
61
1940Wilkie (R)
10
45
Roosevelt (D)
90
55
1944Dewey (R)
10
46
Roosevelt (D)
90
53
1948Dewey (R)
10
45
Truman (D)
75
50
Wallace (Progressive)
15
2
1952Eisenhower (R)
36
55
Stevenson (D)
64
44
1956Eisenhower (R)
40
57
Stevenson (D)
60
42
1960Nixon (R)
18
50
Kennedy (D)
82
50
1964Goldwater (R)
10
38
Johnson (D)
90
61
1968Nixon (R)
17
43
Humphrey (D)
81
43
Wallace (Progressive)
2
13
1972Nixon (R)
35
61
McGovern (D)
65
38
1976Ford (R)
27
48
Carter (D)
71
50
1980Reagan (R)
39
51
Carter (D)
45
41
Anderson (I)
15
6
1984Reagan (R)
31
59
Mondale (D)
57
41
1988Bush (R)
35
53
Dukakis (D)
64
46
1992Bush (R)
11
37
Clinton (D)
80
43
Perot (I)
9
19
1996Dole (R)
16
41
Clinton (D)
78
49
Perot (I)
3
8
2000Bush (R)
19
48
Gore (D)
79
48
Nader (I)
1
2
2004Bush (R)
24
51
Kerry (D)
76
48
2008McCain (R)
22
46
Obama (D)
78
53
2012Romney (R)
30
47
Obama (D)
69
51
2016Trump (R)
24
46
Clinton (D)
71
48
American Jews tend to favor Democrat candidates, with 71% of Jewish voters choosing Democrat candidates and only 25% choosing Republicans since 1968.  

* - Number as percentage of popular vote


Again Trump and his wordsmith operatives have blown it.  Jewish leaders have come down strong in condemnation of Trump's weaponizing Jews while avoiding direct countermeasures against growing Right-wing Nazism and public displays of hatred of Jews.  Loyalty?

The Hill
Jewish groups condemned President Trump’s Tuesday remarks calling American Jews who vote for Democrats disloyal.

The groups said that the president’s Oval Office comment wrongly suggests Jews have a dual loyalty claim to Israel and plays on anti-Semitic tropes.
“This is yet another example of Donald Trump continuing to weaponize and politicize anti-Semitism. At a time when anti-Semitic incidents have increased — due to the president's emboldening of white nationalism — Trump is repeating an anti-Semitic trope,” said Halie Soifer, the Jewish Democratic Council of America's executive director.
Well, just another issue in the long-running Trump reality show.

Do you think we are being over critical and blaming Trump for the nation's racist ills? Trump is but a facade of the underbelly of US conservatism.  He is the physical manifestation of all that the Right has become since Richard Nixon (Kevin Phillips) and Ronald Reagan (Lee Atwater) planted  the seeds of the Southern Strategy in the 70s and 80s.  Let's think frankly while being honest with ourselves; the nation was a bedrock of racism and bigotry until FDR, Harry Truman and Eisenhower respectively took measures to desegregate the US military.

From coast to coast the US existed for centuries with pockets of quasi- bigot free zones (In the Northeast and parts fo the far West) while nurturing far more geography swaths of overwhelming racism across most to of the land.

Let's take a look and finish with a very recent rendition of US racism.

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Ah yes, the last two images were from South Africa's apartheid past. Please forgive the error in posting, if you believe we posted the two images in error. If you are coy enough to understand our choice to post the two final images, you without question know why.  

Now for a modern-day example of US racism. No, we are not going to revisit Donald Trump and US white nationalism we have a much more neighborly example.  

USA Today

Jean Cramer, a candidate for the Marysville City Council, gives her opening remarks during a candidate forum Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Marysville City Hall.

An actual Fox News-like racist running for City Council about 50 miles North of Detroit Michigan.  A USA Today excerpt of  Jean Cramer's opening remarks during a council meeting just a day ago. 

After making racist remarks in Thursday's Marysville candidate forum, City Council candidate Jean Cramer responds to questioning at her Marysville home Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Cramer says she plans to stay in the race, despite several call-outs for her to back out of the race.




Let's take another look while recognizing these racists are becoming an increasing scar on a nation which formerly considered itself a world equality leader and societal beacon. These people now live and thrive and spread in the United States. 


We got through that overt example of white supremacy with even mention the GOP's Steve King. 

Final thought She spoke openly; just think of the scope and breadth of similar mindsets who uck among you. 

Yes, Cramer is the consummate racist

The MAGA Hat

During a recent point-counterpoint on social media, I was confronted with the words (paraphrased). I am proud of my hat and why is it an issue? It is just a cap.  

Yes of course......




Until next time!


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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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