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Saturday, November 10, 2018

6.420 Lies In 18 Months





Now, that is a Presidential Record





Let's take a quick look at the first major and unnecessary lie from the Trump White House. The "hugely" lie took place the day after the inauguration. The Inauguration crowd size.

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OK, a benefit of the doubt; a later version.

A composite image shows the inauguration crows for Barack Obama in 2009, left, and Donald Trump in 2017.

Trump's Press Secretary, the ill-fated Sean Spicer was sent before the world to issue a lie which was without question shameful, embarrassing, and an indication of what was to come.


Never have so few lied so much. And, we had no idea of lie Number 1 running up to lie Number 6,420 inside of 18 months in office. Oh, we actually had some idea of what was to come, but the rational among us have to wonder about the impact f Trumps lying on his supporters.

How difficult was it for Trump's supporters to see the light as a majority of voters saw the light?   

Mexico hasn't built the wall.

Trump isn't working so hard he "...won't have time for golf." (Part II)

Trump and his economic team have not built a great economy. They have managed to avoid collapsing the virtual growth of the Obama stimulus of 2009. A collapse the administration seems committed to collapsing via sear economic incompetence.  

Trump seems to be a lazy president. Some media reports are he arrives at the Oval Office in the early afternoon; while spending an inordinate amount of time golfing. During his first 100 days the US Presidency. the reality of Trump's work ethic shone as bright as the noon sun on the 9th Tee. 
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Lies, lies and more lies.

The New York Time, almost one-year ago, published a piece regarding Trump's lying which will take its place in US history alongside the fabled George Washington's Cherry Tree. 


NYT, here.


No one who writes for The Progressive Influence is a scientist of the mind, but we have the wherewithal to seek information regarding anyone who seems to offer a lie as his/her first thought. And, offer the lies with regard for video or written fats which refute the more nascent lie.


Let's leave it with what follows.


Pseudologia fantastica 
(Abstract from  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3279719)
Pseudologia fantastica is typified by these characteristics: (1) the stories are not entirely improbable and are often built upon a matrix of truth; (2) the stories are enduring; (3) the stories are not told for personal profit per se and have a self-aggrandizing quality; (4) they are distinct from delusions in that the person when confronted with facts can acknowledge these falsehoods. The authors compile phenomenological data about "the pseudolouge", who is represented equally males and females. Intelligence varies, but at least 40% have evidence of central nervous system dysfunction. 

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Pseudologia Fantastica (Mythomania)

Pseudologia fantastica, also known as pathological lying or "mythomania," is the phenomenon of habitual or compulsive lying (either verbally or in writing) which was first described in medical literature in 1891 by Anton Delbruck. It is a controversial diagnosis because the subject often doesn't stand to gain anything from lying. The paradoxical thing about compulsive lying is that the subject may or may not know that they are lying although it is possible sometimes that a person may be lying to make their own life appear to be more exciting than it really is.


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Friday, November 9, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Media As Base Feed (VIDEO)




Earlier today MSNBC's Andrew Mitchell hosted a segment in which to guest and the host discussed Trump's comments to staff just before entering the room of the now famous press conference. He is reported to have commented: "this will be fun."
President Trump: "I think I am a great moral leader and I love our country."

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What follows is ugly and well outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior form an occupant of the Oval Office.

A planned attack on a CNN and NBC reporters.


From another angle, watch the Trump microphone henchwoman attempt to yank the mic for Jim Acosta.
Another look... 

The White House used a version of the interaction from of all sources INFO Wars, to support their yanking the press pass firm Jim Acosta. This is the same White House which denied US media an opportunity to capture the Trump meeting with Russian officials and Russian media in which he gave them military secrets the US received from Israel.
And how is the White House dealing with the aftermath of their use of doctored video? Well, with a former Fox News Executive on staff and in charge of White House communications, does what follows.  



INFO Wars !!!  

Here is the INFO Wars guy Alex Jones, during a late October Ted Cruz rally. Jones entertained the cameras with a metaphorical representation of Cruz's opponent, Beto O'Rouke. Jones's metaphorical target: a pile of horse manure. Linked

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Trump also reminded the world of how he deals with issues in which he consistently places himself and his administration. From CNN and the media to call on a black reporter who he may have suspected would ask about his recent claim of "a nationalist." Trump knows full-well about assertions of white nationalism from his claim.
From deflective charges of racism to clear racist thoughts accompanied by presidential dialogue. A Japanese reporter received a full blast of GP racism.
While this piece was developed yesterday and went unpublished, know that Trump opened his day with yet another example of word and temperament towards reporters of color via the use of the word "dumb or "stupid": linked

Media earlier today captured this as Trump offered up his daily dose of racism for his base. 

CNN's Abby Phillip asked Trump a question and this ensued.

Granted Trump did say the question was "stupid." But do not fail to underestimate the power of such words with Trump supporters. In many cases people who seek to have their beliefs reinforced via their leader.

Is it actually possible Trump believes the black women reports are of less intelligence than he and his family? Or, and probably more to the point, is Trump practicing overt racism which feeds his base. I offer the latter based on my belief Trump is an over the top racist.

He couldn't assume the reporter is less intelligent based on her academic background. She attended Harvard University and finished with a Journalism Degree.  

All said I am certain you know of Trumps former attorney's comments about Trump's use of the word "stupid" with regard to African-Americans.

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Michael Cohen: Trump said 'black people are too stupid to vote for me'

If one didn't know better, one could assume trump has total disdain for non-supporter and properly inquisitive or investigative media.


One final perspective. CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks out against Trump's obvious disdain for black women reporters.





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Sunday, October 28, 2018

As Trumps World Turns; Leaders Lead, Ugly Leadership Leads To An Ugly World




"...make sense" 

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I ran across the following post on Facebook this morning. The author of the post seems to lament Trump's lack of interest in reaching out to, or inability to reach out to, voters who may not sit as denizens of his Red hat crew.
"There are some people who, no matter what he says, agree with everything Trump says. There are others, a lot of 'others', who disagree with everything he says. Does it not make sense that he should concentrate on the ones that disagree with him and try to win them over? Isn't that what a leader does. Not just pander to those who already follow you? Leaders lead...."

The author mentions "...make sense."  I suspect the author knows full well, Trump doesn't manage himself with attention to making sense

I suggest Trump is void of any such thoughts or inclinations. He is an entertainer who derives more satisfaction from personal narcissism and applause then reaching into an empty chasm of rational thought. A place where "making sense" resides.

Herewith is an example of Trump's mindset mere hours after the nation's second hate-related gun killing of the week. Of specific interest is the second Tweet The first tweet from Rupar's feed is far too many seconds of Trump. 
While we are seeing an exponential jump on hate-related crime over the past two years, Hate crimes against Jewish people have skyrocketed.

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U.S. Anti-Semitic Incidents Spike 86 Percent So Far in 2017 After ...

 In July o 2017, The Right Mind.US published this comparison chart

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How about a comprehensive review of targets of hate since January 2017. Of course, we know what to pace in January 2017, right?

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While Trump and his handlers work to avoid pubic horrors which can be traced to Trumpism, facts a "pesky things" (as Ronald Reagan stated). 

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Some will say the terror emanates from both sides. Well, the assertion is only that of a seeker and promulgator of "alternative facts' (AKA lies) as a tool for deflection. The Washington DC softball practice shooting of the House Republicans team was perpetrated by a Left-wing nut case, granted. He was also a Sanders supporter, but no one can find a case of sanders exhorting his (often zany) minions to violence. No one can point to a case of Sanders encouraging violence against US media. But, Trump's allies and tweets are virtual daily exhibitions against freedom of the press/media and his rally oratory often encourages violence.

One case of Trump inspired violence which led to a court case against the perpetrator.


That sucker-punch attack led to this....


The price the attacker paid for his Trump sycophancy.  you have to wonder if Trump actually paid his legal fees are Trump promised.

Does Trump exhort violence (Snopes)
FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Encourage Violence at His Rallies?  
Trump Tells Supporters to Beat Up Protestors With Tomatoes - YouTube
Laughter as Trump lauds politician's body slam of Guardian journalist ...
Lest we forget,'' Good people on both sides."

"Jews Will Not Replace Us" in Charlottesville

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Shortly after Charlottesville and the death of innocent anti-Nazi protesters, the very visible Nazi leader was found crying like a baby about the prospect of an arrest.




What a difference a day makes. Please excuse the cliche. 

 I wonder if Trump paid his legal expenses.

We find very little from the 45th President of the Untied States which: "makes sense."

LEADERSHIP?


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Bombs, "Lock Her UP" And Mobs?




On a Day of Bombs galore and a week preceding with mailed devices, we have Trump and company still speaking about "both sides."

Image result for MAGAWhile I avoid Trump and his wife on my television sets as much as possible, I ran across his wife speaking (ahead of him) at a rush to speak address today. After a few days of suspicious devices arriving at the homes and workplaces of liberal politicians and the cable news headquarters of CNN, I ran across Trump's wife preceding him in addressing the world regarding violence he has promulgated since well before 2016. His wife spoke first!

While I quickly changed the channel, I did see Trump's lips move to a "both sides" mantra which has become ever-popular from the Right and Trump supporters, as well as well-meaning Independents who simply have not come around to the reality of GOP politicos and the horrors of US conservatism.

Follow a couple of tweets I ran across within the hour.  As you look over the list, recognize we have a president who has coined a new mantra of "Jobs Vs Mobs", while we are seeing utter violence and raced-based horrors from the Right.  Of course, we have people who are voicing their frustrations to Republicans in public settings, but I do not recall one case, of late, with a liberal or progressive exhorting violence or perpetrating violence. 
The first case of a sick false equivalence has emanated from the mouth of ohn McCain's Irrelevant daughter, Meghan McCain.  The Raw Story.

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Jobs Vs Mobs?
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Monday, October 22, 2018

Aaron Rupar's Twitter Feed And Trump's Circus (VIDEO)



Image result for trump circus clown A day at the circus. 

Let's check a few performances.

Trump exits the White House replete with buckets of lies and misinformation.

Tax Cuts by November 6th (voting day)...... tax cuts being passed before Nov. 6th.
This is such an example of a "high crime" (in a mechanical sense) we are posting a Chicago Tribune piece. here.

The circus also included boasting about his lies 2016 campaign regarding Ted Cruz's father. His boasting should actually deeply offend those who flock to his rallies and those who cast votes for the reality TV president.
The next embed you will play is classic Trump for investigators in Hawaii finding great believable things about former President Obama's birth, through building a wall which Mexico would pay to construct, and his over the Trump's lie about Obama wiretapping Trump Tower. Yes, what you about to see and hear is an actual US President defend and repeating a tsunami lie about riots in California.  

More on the refugees from Central America.  

If you haven't seen what follows have a seat and maybe a beer. Trump now has MS-13 and Middle Easterners in the caravan.  Middle Easterners!
Fox News' Shepard Smith and his comments about the "caravan." 



CNN's take on Trump's caravan lie includes a first-hand walk along point of view. Bill Weir.


Trump's day was so full of utter oral ordure, is it possible he performed to overshadow Obama and Biden's campaign stumps? I have only caught glimpses if the Obama and Biden speeches on MSNBC. CNN is totally consumed with the Trump daily circus. And, what a circus day it was?
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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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