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Showing posts with label US conservatism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US conservatism. Show all posts

Thursday, June 6, 2019

US Conservatism: The Ugly, The Shameful , And The Liar





We don't often write about matters of Trump's wife on this page. As Trump and his cabal and family bring their UK visit to a close, I have noticed the anticipated reveling about the "beauty and poise" of Trump's wife. While I won't speak of the long record of his wife's prior to their marriage. I will, however, use a Twitter post to remind of Melania Trump the Birther.
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Pier sMorgan questioned Trump about America's need for the AR-15 armed citizens.  Wouldnt you think Truno would have avoided the use of the word "entertainment?" 

Talking Point Memo published 5 key moments from Trump's 30-minute interview. Linked.  Will the lies ever cease?  A rhetorical question. 
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Trump's comment about the  United Kingdom's as America's largest trading partner?

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On April 27, 2019, The Washington Post updated its running Trump "lie count".
In 828 days, President
Trump has made 10,111
false or misleading claims
The Fact Checker’s ongoing database of the false or misleading claims made by President Trump since assuming office.
See WAPO article for an interactive graphic. Linked, here.


Of course, one and a half months past the end of April, we can only assume Trump's "lie count"will reach 11,000 by years end.

The need to further illustrate Trump's pathological state of lying probably isn't necessary,, yet it isn't often we can share report of his laying lies on foreign soil.  CNN's Don Lemon offered a 'facts first" with Trump as the central character.

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Grannie brandished her gun

Let's skip down to the Great State of Mississippi.

Ruby Nell Howell was arrested Tuesday, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office said.

It seems someone's grandmother has been arrested and charged with a gun-related misdemeanor.  Do you recognize her?  Do you from time to time catch national news?  Or do you live in Starkville Mississippi?  

Hint.  


Oh yes, black people and a granny with a gun.  Do you suspect the elderly white woman sought firearm protect because she was attacked and fear for her life?   

If you answered "no" to any of the questions, here is the back story.  Linked via Longroom dot com.
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The closet racist who didn't live in a closet

We intended to end this piece at this point. well, as is frequently the case with conservative America another racist has raised her head, acted on her racism and subsequently lost her job. The segment is a bit long due to CNN's frequently practice of offering a dialog between the network's host and o camera guests. 



Apparently, the teacher has been employed by the school district since 1998. Often employees with long employment histories have work records which reflect on the character of the employee (good, bad or neutral). Georgia Clark has a history which indicates past negligence for her district managers. She is a clear racist and should have been relieved of working with children many years ago. Star-Telegram linked (short) video here. The Star-Telegram piece, here (must read).

If you visited the Star-Telegram piece you read through word after the word which thoroughly illustrated the typical US racist.  Typical, yes, but it isn't often we can witness and read about the level to which such people ooze around in the darkness of social media while satisfying an inner-core need for sycophancy.

If you didn't read the Star-Telegram piece, her is an excerpt of how Clark managed her social interactions with children.
Clark was suspended without pay and reassigned in 2013 after referring to students at Western Hills High School as “Little Mexico” and “white bread.” 
During the 2013-14 school year, Clark worked at Western Hills High School as a reading teacher, but was recommended for termination by a review committee after she was accused of using racist language toward students. She was kept by the district after the United Educators Associationhelped her find a resolution with the district, the records state.  
Eighteen student witnesses made statements in that case. A co-worker on campus also told the district Clark used racist language when referring to students. That internal review began Nov. 7, 2013, and closed on Jan. 3, 2014. 
In November 2013, Clark was accused of calling a group of Hispanic students “Little Mexico.” She also reportedly called a Caucasian student “white bread,” and separated the class by race, according to the reports. 
“The Mexicans on one side and the white and black people on another side,” one student told the district’s Office of Professional Standards in 2013. “She had told the Mexicans that (they’re) Mexico and that the white and blacks are America.”
What a shame, but a surprise? No!

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

North Korea Accuses Trump Administration of Racism





 A couple of former Trump employees agree

During last weeks Michael Cohen House Committee Hearing, Cohen made this statement:



As clear as the accumulation of an early morning snow storm. As horrible as Trump stating "there were fine people on both sides" as the nation moved away from its most visible and "in-your-face" exhibition of Anti-Semitism and racism since the 1940s: Charlottesville, VA.  The evidence is mounting, America elected its most racist President since Andrew Johnson and Andrew Jackson.

Image result for charlottesville murder Murder of an anti-racist protester via car. Doesn't ISIS espouse murder by vehicle? 

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Trump and his White House communications operatives have proclaimed Trump as non-racists since taking office. Despite years of evidence of overt racism associated with the Trump family and reports of Trump disdain for blacks handling his casino money, we have turned away from the ugly reality.

Trump is a stock and barrel racist of the most heinous sort. One who could work to move some people away from both closet and overt racist acts; yet he refrains. US Presidents not only have that social power, they, in recent past US History, have spoken out against racism and anti-Semitism.

As Trump's racial facade fades into the reality of a racist in the White House, we are seeing some of his former associates speaking frankly when asked the direct questions.

Here is such an example. The CNN segment if about 5 minutes in duration, but don't forget information is valuable and often comes with a willingness to expend tie and effort.
After Trump's recent international flow with the dictator of North Korea (AKA Chairman Kim via Trump), isn't it noteworthy North Korea has latched onto Trump's leadership as a conduit to a more racist US? Newsweek linked, here.


If you didn't visit the link, consider.....

“White Paper on Human Rights Violations in the U.S. in 2017,” issued by the Institute of International Studies in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


Excerpt
“Racial discrimination and misanthropy are serious maladies inherent to the social system of the U.S., and they have been aggravated since Trump took office,” the paper read. “The racial violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 is a typical example of the acme of the current administration’s policy of racism.”
Yes, the white paper was developed by the most repressive regime on Earth, but should any US Administration lends itself to such criticism? North Korea has been a US adversary for decades. What is it about the current administration which allows such a regime to target the US? I offer Donald J. Trump is that national weakness. 

The real tragedy?  Ninety-percent of Republicans support Trump to the letter and well over 80 percent of conservative support Trump. Now, what does all of that say about American conservatives and conservatism?

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Megyn Kelly Fired at NBC




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A few months ago, maybe a year ago, NBC hired Megyn Kelly after she departed Fox News, As Kelly left the home of US conservatism and the penultimate purveyor of doctored videotape and Right-wing propaganda, I wonder why would NBC even dare employee Kelly. I wonder f her debate challenges to Donald Trump in that one debate question was behind yet another very poor NBC management staffing decision.

Watch.



Did that brief interchange lead to a post-Fox New contract rumored to be worth almost $70 million over the life of the document?

Kelly's media history follows that a few Fox New personalities who we often find archived across the Internet.  Example.

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Well, yes and I have to wonder how Fox News male hosts secure initial interest as they sought employment at the Murdoch/Ailes network.

As time passed and we ran across examples of Kelly serving as an on-camera attorney weapon for the likes of Bill O'Reilly, her real value to Fox News became apparent.

Watch and listen as Kelly served that role for O'Reilly.

I suppose fulfilling a lucrative contract includes making a fool of one's self before visits to the bank. 

Well, Kelly was fired from NBC News today after foraying into an on-camera conversation which found her seeming to defend the use of blackface; by whites at..say Halloween. Which brings us back to the decision to hire Kelly.

Do you recall her 2013 on-air comments along with four centered guests in response to a young black journalist's effort to deracialize the spirit of Santa by offering the prospect of black Santa to kids?



Yet Kelly's on-air insanity and deep-rooted biases were available for scrutiny far more than a rational person would expect; even from a Fox News host.

Watch.


Do you wonder why NBC management hired Kelly? 

"Pepper spray, White Santa"

Media Matters posted a piece regarding the ill-advised choice of Megyn Kelly and NBC. Linked.


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Monday, October 22, 2018

American Totalitarianism?




First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out 
— Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out 
— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. 
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out 
— Because I was not a Jew.  
Martin Niemöller (1893-1984) was a German Protestant who spent seven years in Nazi concentration camps for opposing the religious policies of Hitler. After the war, he became a prominent member of the Peace Movement. He achieved renown for his poem 'First they came for the Communists…'
  
January 1945, shows a group of children wearing concentration camp uniforms behind barbed wire fencing at Auschwitz. 



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The ugly manifestations of authoritarianism and its bundled subsets. 

No one better than Newt Gingrich for embodying the essence of modern Republicanism. Recall his wife was given he glamorous and cushy job of Ambassador to the Vatican.

The wondering Trump demagogue stated:
“Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in sharia, they should be deported,” Gingrich said on Fox News. “Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia—glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door.”
Gingrich is one Trump demagogue, yet he as an individual pales when compared with what seems a GOP core value with fissures in whiter nationalism and bold racism. The GOP has its racist flag wavers such as Steve King of Iowa. But, we suggest much deeper scrutiny of what the Party on the Right has come to via evolution post-Ronald Reagan's open racists Southern Strategy politics. 

Example.  How often have we heard or read defective strategy from the GOP which clearly intended to mirror reflect the actions of the party? Trump consistently overuses the strategy, a method of mind shaping which spans back to other totalitarian leaders in modern history. 

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Before the Atlantic piece, allow a couple of comments about two article headings.

A. "Aryanization"

While well over the of the nation refuse to accept obvious white nationalism and racism deeply inbred in the current GOP, the facts support clear core values of distrust and aversions to all things nonwhite with extreme denizens who openly practice racism and anti-Semitism. One such purveyor of such nationalism was once employed in the White House and served as a chief adviser to Trump.

On a more street level, we are seeing groups like the Proud Boys, the so-called (white racists) Alt-right, and various splinter organizations with goals embed in white supremacy. 

PBS: 

GOP faces identity crisis as some candidates stoke racial divide | PBS ...


The Independent UK

Why are racists flocking to join the Republican Party? | The Independent


And there is this from the lowest in the gutter. Linked here.
B. The Propaganda Ministry and the Reich Press Chamber

The one is simple and quick: Fox News, Steve Miler, Spencer Media, and a former Fox News head on the big-wig in the White House communications Dept. 


The dangers inherent in Trumpism far exceed Trump himself and his inner cabal. The danger is the American electorate; people who refused to vote in 2016 and people who actually voted for Trump. In other cases, a sorry lot of low information celebrity worshippers who probably serve as Trump's: a sucker is born every minute.

Yale Professor Timothy Snyder recently supported his case regarding Trumpism close resemblance to Germany 1926 - 1945.
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The Atlantic

“Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in sharia, they should be deported,” Gingrich said on Fox News. “Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia—glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door.”


<p>German boys read an issue of <em>Der Stuermer</em> newspaper posted in a display box at the entrance to a Nazi Party headquarters in the Dresden region. The German slogan (partially obscured) at the bottom of the display box reads, "The Jews are our misfortune."</p>

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THE PRESS IN THE THIRD REICH

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Establishing Control of the Press

When Adolf Hitler took power in 1933, the Nazis controlled less than three percent of Germany’s 4,700 papers.
The elimination of the German multi-party political system brought about the demise of hundreds of newspapers produced by outlawed political parties. It also allowed the state to seize the printing plants and equipment of the Communist and Social Democratic Parties, which were often turned over directly to the Nazi Party. In the following months, the Nazis established control or exerted influence over independent press organs.
During the first weeks of 1933, the Nazi regime deployed the radio, press, and newsreels to stoke fears of a pending “Communist uprising,” then channeled popular anxieties into political measures that eradicated civil liberties and democracy. SA (Storm Troopers) and members of the Nazi elite paramilitary formation, the SS, took to the streets to brutalize or arrest political opponents and incarcerate them in hastily established detention centers and concentration camps. Nazi thugs broke into opposing political party offices, destroying printing presses and newspapers.
Sometimes using holding companies to disguise new ownership, executives of the Nazi Party-owned publishing house, Franz Eher, established a huge empire that drove out competition and purchased newspapers at below-market prices. Some independent newspapers, particularly conservative newspapers and non-political illustrated weeklies, accommodated to the regime through self-censorship or initiative in dealing with approved topics.

"Aryanization"

Through measures to “Aryanize” businesses, the regime also assumed control of Jewish-owned publishing companies, notably Ullstein and Mosse.
Ullstein, which published the well-known Berlin daily the Vossische Zeitung, was the largest publishing house company in Europe by 1933, employing 10,000 people. In 1933, German officials forced the Ullstein family to resign from the board of the company and, a year later, to sell the company assets.
Owners of a worldwide advertising agency, the Mosse family owned and published a number of major liberal papers much hated by the Nazis, including the Berlin Tageblatt; the Mosse family fled Germany the day after Hitler took power. Fearing imprisonment or death, reputable journalists also began to flee the country in large numbers. German non-Jewish newspaper owners replaced them in part with ill-trained and inexperienced amateurs loyal to the Nazi Party, as well as with skilled and veteran journalists prepared to collaborate with the regime in order to maintain and even enhance their careers.

The Propaganda Ministry and the Reich Press Chamber

The Propaganda Ministry, through its Reich Press Chamber, assumed control over the Reich Association of the German Press, the guild which regulated entry into the profession. Under the new Editors Law of October 4, 1933, the association kept registries of “racially pure” editors and journalists, and excluded Jews and those married to Jews from the profession. Propaganda Ministry officials expected editors and journalists, who had to register with the Reich Press Chamber to work in the field, to follow the mandates and instructions handed down by the ministry. In paragraph 14 of the law, the regime required editors to omit anything “calculated to weaken the strength of the Reich abroad or at home.”
The Propaganda Ministry aimed further to control the content of news and editorial pages through directives distributed in daily conferences in Berlin and transmitted via the Nazi Party propaganda offices to regional or local papers. Detailed guidelines stated what stories could or could not be reported and how to report the news. Journalists or editors who failed to follow these instructions could be fired or, if believed to be acting with intent to harm Germany, sent to a concentration camp. Rather than suppressing news, the Nazi propaganda apparatus instead sought to tightly control its flow and interpretation and to deny access to alternative sources of news.

Toward the End of World War II

By 1944, a shortage of newspaper and ink forced the Nazi government to limit all newspapers first to eight, then four, and finally, two pages. Of the 4,700 newspapers published in Germany when the Nazis took power in 1933, no more that 1,100 remained. Approximately half were still in the hands of private or institutional owners, but these newspapers operated in strict compliance with government press laws and published material only in accordance with directives issued by the Ministry of Propaganda. While the circulation of these newspapers was approximately 4.4 million, the circulation of the 325 newspapers and their multiple regional editions owned by the Nazi Party was 21 million. Many of these newspapers continued to publish until the end of the war.
Upon occupying Germany, Allied authorities shut down and confiscated presses owned by Nazi Party organs. The last surviving German radio station, located in Flensberg, near the Danish border, made its final broadcast in the name of the National Socialist state on May 9, 1945. After reporting the news of the unconditional capitulation of German forces to the Allies, it went off the air.

After the War

In the postwar US occupation zone of Germany, the military administration believed that the reestablishment of a free press was vital to the denazification and reeducation of Germans, and essential to the creation of democracy in Germany. Therefore, the first German newspaper approved for publication by the US military high command appeared on January 24, 1945, in Aachen, three months after the US forces captured the city.
Among those tried by the Allies as major war criminals at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg were Hans Fritzsche, head of the Radio Division of the Propaganda Ministry, and Julius Streicher, editor of Der Stürmer.
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They will soon come for you......
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Roy Moore, Alabama Church And Blasphemy (VIDEO)



US conservatism is fizzling into an insane bucket of shameful disgust and nation-killing ideology.

Snopes will walk us through the latest example of what some consider evangelicalism.  

Did an Alabama Church Display a Sign Comparing Roy Moore to Jesus?


Living Way Ministries said its pastor did not approve of the sign, but at least two other churches were also caught using a blatantly political sign.
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If you have a few additional minutes consider watching another example of Alabama conservative cesspool ideology regarding Roy Moore, an accused abuser of teenaged girls years in his past. The CNN segment which follows includes the booking of a Roy Moore spokesperson who emptied the "gutter cup" via accepting the appearance an appearing on camera with a mission to use the pregnancy of the CNN host as a prop. A prop with an inference that her unborn child should stand as a balance regarding the unborn (abortion) vs Moore's alleged abuse. You may know Moore and they are using potential Democrat Party support for abortion as leverage against Moore's documented prohibition from local malls and restrictions from hanging around a local YWCA (as a thirty-something).



Would the Moore demagogue protect the rights of unborn girls with total disregard for men who prey upon them as they grow to puberty?

A new accuser with evidence.




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