Monday, October 24, 2016

Hero Or Nero? Is Trump The Worst Thing To Happen To America In 156 Years?

"I don't think he goes away. I -- you know, this is a Caesar crossing the Rubicon moment. He's got an army. What's he going to do with that army?"

"I think he's going to be the Che Guevara of deplorables," - Bill Maher on CNN

Or maybe one of history's greatest deplorables - Nero. The problems with this Nero is that his loyal followers act more like unwashed bourgeois French Revolutionaries or revolutionaries of the June Rebellion of 1832.
Nero Nero On The Wall ...

We have all been witnessing a candidate for President of the United States who lives in an alternate reality and has convinced a great many people to follow him and do the same. To them, he is a cult hero who speaks the truth but is demonized by the media elite. They listen to him and only to him. Lies! False accusations! All by a rigged system rife with conspiracy! He alone can fix things! He cares for this country! 

But more importantly, he cares for THEM. With him "WE HAVE A VOICE!"

Believe it or not, the Roman emperor Nero was very popular with Rome's lower class. Yes, the one who "fiddled while Rome burned."*

"Over the course of his reign, Nero often made rulings that pleased the lower class. Nero was criticized as being obsessed with personal popularity." (emphasis mine)
Nero also considered himself quite the entertainer, giving performances in song and poetry to the public. 
For all his likability with the lower classes, however, Nero had a penchant for political power and vengeance:
"To consolidate power, Nero executed a number of people in 62 and 63 including his rivals Pallas, Rubellius Plautus and Faustus Sulla.[61] According to Suetonius, Nero "showed neither discrimination nor moderation in putting to death whomsoever he pleased" during this period."
Vengeance Before Country
And before outlining the list of actions he plans to take after his inauguration, Trump first announced what he intends to do immediately after the election: sue each of the women who’ve publicly accused him of sexual assault, unwanted groping, kissing and other inappropriate behavior.
Parallels to Trump even extend (albeit slightly) to the physical:
"Suetonius describes Nero as 'his hair light blonde, his features regular rather than attractive, his eyes blue and somewhat weak, his neck over thick, his belly prominent, and his legs very slender."
Suetonius, however, didn't say anything about small hands.

Never Concede, Never Surrender
This turbulent election season has fanned the flames of racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism and bigotry. Hate speech that typically resides in the dark recesses of the Internet has bubbled into the mainstream and onto Twitter, a popular online hangout for journalists and politicians such as Trump, who has millions of followers there. - Jessica GuyinUSA Today
Both Republicans and Democrats are now becoming fearful of the aftermath of a Clinton win: if he doesn't concede (or gives an oddly-worded concession speech), Trump may continue with the presumption that he had actually won and those die-hards of his deserve a leader to fight for their rightful place in America.

In Lisa Belkin's "Donald Trump's Fine Art of Losing" Donald Trump has never actually admitted defeat in anything. Instead, he just "moves the finish line" to where it appears he has won, or that he has achieved his goal since it was his true goal all along. 

So after the election, it would be criminal - in Trump's mind - to concede. In fact, he will count it as a win: so many millions of people in America will, of course, agree with him that he can now do exactly what he wants: create another persona while creating another empire (like Trump TV). 

The Revolution Of The Deplorables. 

Carl Bernstein:
"... I think the most interesting thing going on right now is Trump saying that he may not go along with the results of this election. What does it really mean? It means, I think, that he is setting himself up as the head of again, I'm going to go back to that neo-fascist term, of a real neo-fascist movement and media empire with the people from Breitbart. His businesses are going into the tank as a result of where he has come out in this election, and there are talks going on... about a media empire. Is there going to be remneants of a neo-fascist movment that he leads after this election? We're in a dangerous place.
Breitbart. The KKK, Paramilitary groups. Neo-Nazis**. Pick just about any (or all) of the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups, and you have a substantial number of loyal Trump supporters. How many? Election results will show you just about the total who either believe Trump or dismiss his lies for compliance with their interests. In other words, the election may show us how many people are either bigots or gullibly desperate. Is there any other group besides these two? Of these, we can deduce that the people who can cause the most harm is of considerable size. 

Some say up to 25 million.

25 million people - very angry people.

This turbulent election season has fanned the flames of racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism and bigotry. Hate speech that typically resides in the dark recesses of the Internet has bubbled into the mainstream and onto Twitter, a popular online hangout for journalists and politicians such as Trump, who has millions of followers there.
David Brooks of the New York Times:
Two weeks ago, I was in Idaho, and I ran into a guy who said, well, obviously Trump is going to win because everybody I know is voting for him. And I tried to persuade — argue with this guy, well, if you look at the polls, he is actually not leading.
And this guy just wouldn’t accept that. That was not part of his lived reality. And you got the sense a guy like that, if Trump does lose, will be very angry and disbelieving and may be sensitive to the idea that the election was rigged.
David French, a writer for National Review who was briefly considered as an independent candidate for President, criticized our beloved Ann Coulter(geist) in a column. Immediately the tweets started:
"I distinctly remember the first time I saw a picture of my then-seven-year-old daughter’s face in a gas chamber. It was the evening of September 17, 2015. I had just posted a short item to the Corner calling out notorious Trump ally Ann Coulter for aping the white-nationalist language and rhetoric of the so-called alt-right. Within minutes, the tweets came flooding in. My youngest daughter is African American, adopted from Ethiopia, and in alt-right circles that’s an unforgivable sin. It’s called “race-cucking” or “raising the enemy.”
French's wife who also writes for the blog, Patheos, received even more violent tweets with grisly images and, at one point,
"... an angry voice actually broke into a phone conversation between my wife and her elderly father, screaming about Trump and spewing profanities. My wife was on her iPhone. Her father was on a landline."
Then there's David Riden, a delegate to the RNC:
Riden told Mother Jones in an interview that US leaders who violate the Constitution may have to be done away with: "The polite word is 'eliminated,'" he said. "The harsh word is 'killed.'"
Trump TV

"His businesses are going into the tank as a result of where he has come out in this election, and there are talks going on... about a media empire. Is there going to be remnants of a neo-fascist movement that he leads after this election? We're in a dangerous place."

Carl Bernstein may have hit on something: speculation about a "media empire" is rife on social media. Trump, Steve Bannon of Breitbart and Roger Ailes (formerly of Fox), coupled with 25 million rabid fans could become a force to be reckoned with And although some think it highly unlikely***

The Aftermath

Upon a likely Trump loss, we can deduce several things: Trump will probably not concede, claiming the election is rigged (and insulting America's very foundation), reactions may be violent - certainly as ugly as Trump's rhetoric ... and Donald Trump will not go away quietly, if at all, resulting in a difficult tenure for Clinton and even a chaotic four years in our government. 

We face more years of Donald Trump's inflated ego screaming at every political process, every politician, every American who cries for respite from Donald Trump. And we face his rabid cult supporters. 

America's Civil War began 156 years ago. It was arguably the worst time in America's history. Along with battling Islamic terrorists worldwide, can we afford another one?


Deplorables Unite Video
The YouTube description (complete with a much younger/thumbnail picture of Trump):

Published on Sep 19, 2016

Over 200k Views! Original!

All over the world - the spread of the Trump revolution continues for a free people and sovereign nations free from the clutches of globalism and Islamic terrorism. If being nationalistic, patriotic, and free people who enjoy the riches of modern civilization is considered "deplorable" then count us in and consider us UNITED!

*Another myth dispelled: 

According to Tacitus, upon hearing news of the fire, Nero returned to Rome to organize a relief effort, which he paid for from his own funds.[101] Nero's contributions to the relief extended to personally taking part in the search for and rescue of victims of the blaze, spending days searching the debris without even his bodyguards.[citation needed] After the fire, Nero opened his palaces to provide shelter for the homeless, and arranged for food supplies to be delivered in order to prevent starvation among the survivors.[101]

**To no one’s surprise, America’s most popular neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer, has officially announced its support for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Predictably, the endorsement praised the numerous racist statements in Trump’s announcement video, especially his “willingness to call [Mexicans] out as criminal rapists, murderers, and drug dealers.”

*** To the dismay (and embarassment) of Trump and his supports, the domain name of has already been picked up by someone at auction. Trump plans to sue, of course, but the person openly mocks such a feeble attempt.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sticking To The Lecherous Mad Guard Dog: Christian Leaders Want Protection And Revenge - Not Morals

The Lecherous Mad Guard Dog has never mentioned God in the debates, but no matter. 

For Trump, the second Presidential Debate with Hillary Clinton was really no better than the first: fidgeting, interrupting and sniffling, Trump piled on falsehood after falsehood (see Associated Press' running critique of the debates) and "throwing as many attacks against Clinton as possible." He even wrangled with debate monitors Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper, implying that they were partial to Hillary Clinton. Throughout the debate, his morality was questioned, not only with the scandal of leaked tapes and his mysogenist views, but with his handling of the debate. For example:

- Was it moral to dig up Bill Clinton's past even before the debate? And in such as seemingly vicious way?

Associated Press:

Donald Trump unexpectedly appeared live on his Facebook page with women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of rape and unwanted advances. They didn't take questions but repeated some of the claims they made against Clinton years ago.
- Was it moral to lie as much as Trump did during the debate? He lies so badly that it seems as if he's mocking fact-checkers with lies that have been exposed months ago (see above).

- Was it moral to be so vengeful?

The Atlantic:

"If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation,” adding that if he were in charge, “you would be in jail.” While the campaign has seen numerous incidents of Trump aides suggesting the sort of political retribution more common in banana republics, the specter of one candidate promising the prosecution of the other was unprecedented.

If We Don't Care, You Shouldn't Either
With the Christian Right and today's politics, morals take a back seat to agenda: it goes deeper than the hypocrisy of demonizing Bill Clinton for his affairs.  By supporting Trump, the Christian Right has laid bare it's real agenda. 

And it's not to save souls.

Donald Trump has attacked everything the Christian Right wants to be destroyed and they see him as the snake oil salesman of their dreams: with a cult-like following of proud "deplorables" he can manipulate, they can transform his "movement" into a model of David Barton's Seven Mountains theology.

They look back upon his campaign as a necessary inconvenience, with promises like "I will protect gays" as hopefully disingenuous as his promise to be "presidential" when the time comes.

Tony Perkins (Family Research Council)
"We don't share the same type of values. We don't see the world the same way, although we do have some shared concerns," Perkins said.
He explained that Hillary Clinton has made it clear she would appoint liberal, pro-choice Supreme Court justices if she's elected president.
Perkins said that Trump, although he has his share of issues, will be a better president for people who are concerned about religious liberty.
Ralph Reed
In an email to the Washington Post, Reed — head of Trump’s advisory board and the Faith and Freedom Coalition — the comments were “inappropriate,” but pivoted to attacking Clinton.

"I think a 10-year-old tape of a private conversation with a TV talk show host ranks pretty low on their hierarchy of their concerns,” he said.
Michele Bachmann
Bachmann dismissed Trump’s comments as “bad boy talk.” She has not rescinded her support.
Robert Jeffress

While the comments are lewd, offensive, and indefensible … they are not enough to make me vote for Hillary Clinton,” he said, adding he would “not necessarily choose Donald Trump to be a Sunday School teacher” but he still supports him.
The list goes on: James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, Jr., "Bishop" Harry Jackson, Pastor Mark Burns - plus a plethora of known Christian Right leaders, whose silence on the matter is deafening. Even Trump's own spiritual advisor, prosperity gospel preacher Paula White is mum.

Charisma News
Since Trump's initial comments, he has rededicated his life to Christ. Prominent Christians like James Dobson and Jentezen Franklin stand behind the candidate, as do dozens more as part of his Faith Advisory Board.
Dr. Ben Carson, who has been serving as a top surrogate for Trump since ending his own presidential campaign, told Yahoo News that Trump prayed with James Robison, a televangelist and founder of the Christian relief organization LIFE Outreach International.
Onward Christian Guard Dog
So it seems that Trump's following among the Christian Right is quite unshakable; if they can manipulate him (rather a fantasy of theirs), they can win and Seven Mountains Theology will emerge triumphant.

They will continue their dream until November 8.


On A Lighter Note:

Donald Trump's "locker room banter" gave the euphemistic term "p*ssy" new life: there was a time when the term "p**sy was looked upon as a light, almost frivolous euphemism. The English comedy Are you Being Served played fast and loose with Mrs Slocum's "pussy".

Monday, October 3, 2016

For The Sake Of The Country: Don't Tamper With Delusional Donald!

CLINTON: Well Donald, I know you live in your own reality, but those are not the facts.
Trump's alternate reality will (hopefully) be his undoing.

It might take a while for Trump supporters to catch on, but with reality knocking at their door constantly, they might (hopefully) give in to it sooner or later.

Because in his alternate reality, he will:

- Claim to be the Great Negotiator while the unionized workers at his Las Vegas hotels and golf courses are calling for a boycott because he refuses to negotiate a contract and address serious complaints as proscribed by law. The "NO Negotiator" would be closer to the truth.

Content Trump employees

- Keep telling people that he doesn't have any relationship with foreign countries that don't honor America. He will never connect with "losers". His personal approach to foreign policy, however, makes one wonder if the only "winners" he has dealt with are Russia and Cuba.

- Continue to berate former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado. The adulterer and thrice married septuagenarian will continue to act as the moral arbiter of the country. He will berate, in fact, anyone the Christian Right hopes he will: from Machado to the Clintons. He has to, of course, be beholden to God.

- Keep saying that he will build a wall and make Mexico pay for it In doing so, He'll show the country that he doesn't know how our constitutional democracy works: With a project of that size, the President cannot snap his fingers or scream at tCongress what to do. Nor does he have the required respect from Congress to pass any bill. It would become the Congress of NO with anything he proposes, not just a "spite wall".

Certainly a statement: a "wall" around Trump's 

star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

- Throw tantrum after tantrum, his surrogates "spinning" out of control, trying to keep up. The latest "He's a Genius!", with Christie and Guiliani whirling like dervishes is providing entertainment so hysterical that even his supporters might be laughing.

 "An absolute ah... what's the word? Oh yeah, GENIUS!"


"The reality is that we are in day six of the meltdown," Clinton supporter Neera Tanden said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "He had a terrible debate performance. Everybody sees that. He sees the state polls moving towards Hillary. Eleven state polls were out this week. She's beating him in every single one. He can't take that. And so this is the latest meltdown."

- Keep withholding his tax returns. He doesn't seem to realize the consequences if he actually becomes President: if Congress decides that any one of his schemes (like Trump University) is worthy of investigation, it could SUBPOENA his tax returns and everything would come out anyway. Delusions such as Trump's never count on consequences.

- Provide more medical "documents" from a crackpot "physician" who stated that Trump could be "the most physically fit President" simply because he "liked that phrase."

Dr. Bornstein on vacation - 
the very picture of health!

- Continue to eschew any advice from anyone because, of course, he doesn't need any. He doesn't take notes either, because, of course, he has the greatest memory!

- Keep staffing his campaign with people who look as if they just came out if a Klan meeting while trying to ensure African Americans they have "nothing to lose" by voting for him. With unwarranted "surrogates", ah, supporters like former Grand Wizards, Trump's bizarre attempts at courting African American votes may have been a bit futile.

Is that an American flag

- Gild everything: his apartment, his wife, his life, his name. Everything must be painted gold. Including all of his tweets. After all, his supporters, all of them designers with taste, expect him to be shrouded in gold because he is so obscenely successful.

Stand in it long enough ....

And finally:

Donald Trump will still contradict himself continuously, saying he "never said that" when googling his phrases shows he did. This last may be the absolute, the last straw against proof of sanity: obvious and immediate concrete evidence does not phase the truly delusional. This is also the reason some people look upon Trump's support as kind of cult.

Poor Donald

To take advantage of someone who has basically lost their mind (even his children are concerned) seems cruel...

... but what's a beleaguered country - one which has gotten tired of the circus of delusions - to do?

If we continue to let The Donald be delusional, we'll all wind up much happier.