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Showing posts with label Stephen Miller. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stephen Miller. Show all posts

Monday, January 29, 2018

Trumps; Anti-Media Strategy: ‘Lügenpresse’

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Donald Trump has successfully used reality TV carnival barking acuity to shape a course for the United States. His ability to entertain and tap into increasing US xenophobia has literally pushed social dialogue into his lion's den of deceit, lies, hatred and, unfortunate but true, white supremacy. No longer are we experiencing conferred national privilege based on one's birth race we have a US president who is working to advance supremacist ideology which decades ago was hidden in figurative closets and around the dinner tables of racist and bigots.

Trump's attacks on US Media (the press) is comparable to the anti-press strategy used by henchmen for Adolf Hitler.
Hitler's ‘Lügenpresse,’ 

The term emerged way before the Nazis took over in Germany. For instance, the German Defense Ministry released a book titled “The Lügenpresse of Our Enemies” in 1918 during World War I. According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, the term was coined by Reinhold Anton in 1914. In books, Anton used the term mainly in a foreign context to refer to “enemy propaganda.” It is unclear whether Anton was a pseudonym.  
At that time, the word was used more descriptively. A decade later, it had turned into an explosive and stigmatizing propaganda slogan, used to stir hatred against Jews and communists. Critics of Adolf Hitler's regime were frequently referred to as members of the “Lügenpresse apparatus.”
And we all witnessed early attacks on US media to be followed by Trump's patented "fake news" moniker. Ironic for a man who lies far more than he utters true statements, Trump has successfully emblazoned such a disparaging term on US Media and in the minds of his minions. Watch one campaign episode and the dynamic of audience operatives and their impact on Trump supporters who seemed to lust for an opportunity to join in slamming the press. 
The audience participant was the classic Trump sycophant. 

While Haaretz, liberal Isreali media, offers lear comparisons to Trumpism and the "isms" of another dictator who led his nation to genocide, murder, and ruin.  Haartez

Following reports of the arrest of a young man who spoke of killing CNN employees offer icing to the recipe of hatred for the media, the network offered a segment with host Don Lemon. 

While some find the comparison abhorrent, we call it as we see it.  Trump's cabal includes many comparisons to Germany late 1920s through the mid-1930s,  There exists no more appropriate example than a Trump close advisor.

Oh, the parallels are without question.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Week Three and "Trump's Power Will Not Be Questioned!" Seriously?

Let's start with a couple of pieces to remind of the lack of competency and lack of sophistication imbued in the Trump Administration. 

Can we get some professionalism, please? The identified typo is just below the correct use of the word "too".
There is a glaring typo in Trump's official commemorative portrait— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 13, 2017

Trump Just Humiliated Himself In Front Of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau And The Entire World
— #TheResistance (@SocialPowerOne1) February 13, 2017
 Reports are Trump exposed his Mar-Lar-go weekend crowd to matters of North Korea's missile launch.  Can we get some professionalism when it matters?

Now, for something very much more serious. Trump has a 31-year-old Serving in the White House who has as background which could be loved only by the GOP.  Stephen Miller was dispatched to the US broadcast media Sunday shows as part of a strategy to counter legal blocks to Trump's unconstitutional Immigration ban. You can have a look at Miller's DC background below.

The White House adviser's appearances on one news how drew particular attention. He emphatic stated Trump's powers would not be questioned. Why does that sound like something from Putin's Russia?]

Let's follow Trump's Week Three declaration.

.....president's power 'will not be questioned'

What follows is a short version video from Morning Joe. The show is not of my favored news opportunities, but this segment is relevant to the bush league keystone cop-like team at the White House. Problem is, as I have stated many times before bush-league, in this case, is dangerous since many millions in the nation subscribe to every utterance, mismanaged thought every lie and every act of nationalistic discrimination. 

If you fail to consider viewing the video Twitter link (here) you will miss the perfect example of Trump hypocrisy and phoniness.  Flynn took the RNC convention stage late one evening to declare Hillary Clinton weak and potentially non-law compliant president while leading, by appearance, leading a "Lock Her UP Chant".

Mediaite also published a quick read piece.  ABC News  Stephanopoulos and Miller duelled over Trumps "thousands of illegal immigrant voters" lie.

Miller's effect, the content of his message, and his outright declaration of "absolute" power should send messages to all rational Americans.  It is ironic, but how does his words differ from that of  Hitler's Joseph Goebbels, Saddam Hussein's henchmen, Assad's leadership and even that of the former Libyan leader Qaddafi?

A WIKI review of Miller

After graduating from college, Miller worked as a press secretary for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Congressman John Shadegg, both members of the Republican Party.[10] Miller started working for Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions in 2009,[10] rising to the position of communications director.[2] In the 113th Congress, Miller played a major role in defeating the bi-partisan Gang of Eight's proposed immigration reform bill.[2][10] As part of his role as communications director, Miller was responsible for writing many of the speeches Sessions gave about the bill.[11] Miller and Sessions developed what Miller describes as "nation-state populism," a response to globalization and immigration that would strongly influence Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.[2] Miller also worked on Dave Brat's successful 2014 House campaign, which unseated Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor.[2]
In January 2016, Miller joined Donald Trump's 2016 campaign for president, serving as a senior policy adviser.[10] Starting in March 2016, Miller frequently spoke on behalf of the Trump campaign, serving as a "warm-up act" for Trump.[2] Miller wrote the speech Trump gave at the 2016 Republican National Convention.[4] In August 2016, Miller was named as the head of Trump's economic policy team.[12]Trump White House
In November 2016, Miller was named national policy director of Trump's transition team.[13] On December 13, 2016, the transition team announced that Miller will serve as Senior Advisor to the President for Policy during the Trump administration.[14]

Miller seems to be yet another the visible part of the Trump sebaceous cyst.