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Hannity Fox and Russian Connection

 

Has Sean Hannity and Fox News Network and Fox Business Network been   compromised by the Russians? Has Hannity’s greed and quest for power entangled him in a web of deception? Has Fox provided the platform for Hannity to collude with the Russians? Someone said, I think it was James Clapper, that people can unknowingly be compromised. They can be colluding and cooperating with a foreign agency without being aware of what they are doing.

In the case of Hannity, I think he is fully aware of what he is doing. Question is, when did he realize that he had become entangled in a web of deception? When did he realize he was so compromised that he felt he had no alternative except to try any means necessary to deflect attention away from Trump and his Russian connection. Deflecting attention from Trump, provided cover of sort for his involvement in the Trump campaign and administration. He often bragged about his access to Trump during the campaign and his continued access to Trump once Trump became President. He often spoke about giving President Trump advice. Question is, what has Trump told Hannity that Mueller might be interested in? Should Mueller and his team have a conversation with Hannity and other Fox folks? The public needs to know exactly what is the connection between Fox, Hannity and the Trump administration. Hannity got his self in this quagmire by trying to be someone important. He often flexes his muscles and those of Fox to intimidate politicians, democrats and Republicans. He threatens to run campaigns against those who went against his wishes and demands.

The Republican Party created today’s Sean Hannity and Donald Trump. Republicans thought they could use Hannity and fox to get elected. Once elected, they thought Hannity would ride away in the sunset. They never dreamed he would demand payback for him supporting their campaigns. Wrong! There is a terrible and expensive price to pay for his support.

Hannity, using the Fox Propaganda machine has hijacked the minds of millions of Republican voters. He uses the logic not only of Goebbels, but Hans Fritzsche as well. Fritz was Hitler’s Radio Propaganda Chief. According to sources, (AZ quotes) Fritzsche, by manipulating the truth goaded German public opinion into frenzied support of the regime and anesthetized the independent judgment of the population so that they did without question their masters’ bidding. Joseph Goebbels said there is no need for propaganda to be rich in intellectual content. There is little difference in those who blindly followed the logic of the Nazi propaganda machine and those following the Trump Propaganda machine headed by Sean Hannity on the Fox Network Platform.

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February 10, 2018 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fox in the Hen House.

 

Folks, it is time to take a really good look at the Trump Fox connection. At first glance the connection may seem quite innocent. However, if you look at the history of connections between the media and a ruling government, Hitler, and the Third Reich and Germany come to mind. The similarities between how Hitler and his propaganda machine and how Trump’s propaganda machine operates, leaves little to one’s imagination. Hitler had his propaganda Minister-a fellow called Joseph Goebbels. Trump has his Propaganda Minister, Sean Hannity. Hitler had his Propaganda Platform. Trump has his propaganda machine. Fox and company. People are paying too little attention to how far the tentacles of the Trump Propaganda machine reaches, mainly through the Fox Network. This I did not realize until, in my travels, I surfed the radio stations in several States and was surprised at the number of Stations affiliated with Fox in some form or fashion. These stations feed listeners a heavy dose of Hannity several hours per day. There is the study beat of the Trump doctrine. Of course, those too ignorant to question what is being broadcasted are blindly led into the abyss of Trumpism. I must remind you that many people feel as Trump does about many social issues but are careful not to allow these feelings to surface, that is until Trump made it fashionable to make one’s true feelings known, no matter the consequence.

As with Hitler, Trump has created a boogieman. Trump is doing the same thing. He said he was going to rebuild our military. Hitler said the same thing. He said he was going to create jobs. Hitler said the same thing. Hitler said Germany was being taken advantage of by other nations, Trumps says the same thing about America. Hitler said prior German officials made bad deals with other nations. Trump says the same thing about prior US officials. The parallel between the two is alarming. Both are using the same appeal to the people, and the people are using the same logical to accept what they are being told without any questions. This is scary. How in the world have so many people been so easily led? What causes people to see Trump as some kind of Savior and the answer to all of their questions and problems? Many Germans saw Hitler as some kind of Savior and you see what resulted- A Nation almost totally destroyed. Americans, especially Trump followers, should take the time to read the Rise and fall of the Third Reich. It will give them some insight into what may befall them if they continue to blindly follow Trump.

Goebbels and Hitler use simple logic when formulating a plan to get the masses to see things their way.

From a New York Times article dated June 1933 by Roger B Nelson.

Dramatize your propaganda. All the world is a stage. Act well.

Always maintain the initiative. Always spring something new. Always let something loose; let there be something happening, something going on. And always be on the offensive—in your propaganda of the word as well as in your propaganda of deed.

See with the eyes of the masses, with the eyes of all who should be Nazis. Speak in their language.                  Give them what they want—in your propaganda. Know your people, the Germans. Be of the Germans. And, above all, learn to draw your followers en masse into your propaganda work. Make every one feel he is an actor on the stage of history building a new Germany.

Trump and Hannity are doing the very same thing. Do not take my word for it. Just tune in to Fox for a couple of days.

February 8, 2018 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chickens came home to roost

Hamilton, jay and Madison observations about problems associated with an individual with Donald Trump’s character and attributes being elected President of the United States have never been clearer. These fellows knew, way back in 1787, that this Nation would be in trouble if it put a person like Trump in office. Public opinion of what characteristics are acceptable in our public officials, especially the President of the United States, has been hijacked by the Conservative Propaganda Machine; especially Sean Hannity and Fox News. Hannity is a Trump advisor as Goebbles was an advisor to Hitler. There is something wrong with that relationship and probably should be looked into. President Trump and his folks unfettered access to Hannity and Fox is certainly unsettling and requires some form of oversight.

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How were they to know

As I struggle to understand what is taking place in American politics, I keep going back and researching what Thinkers of old wrote about the very thing this nation is going through with President Donald Trump. I had to dig through the Federalist Papers to gain insight into the situation. The Federalist Papers is a collection of eighty-five letters to the public beginning in 1787 and published in New York Papers. The Federalist papers were written by John Jay, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton.

Paragraph three of Letter 75 in the Federalist Papers illuminates what is happening with President Trump. Hamilton, Jay and Madison apprehensions about the very state of affairs the United States is facing with President Trump’ conduct is remarkable.   These men were thinkers, not just repeaters of what someone else said.  These writers warned this nation about people with Trumps characteristics.  How…

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February 5, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Having the Wrong Sow by the Ear!

I came across the word calumny a few days ago. I can truthfully say the word is foreign to me. The word calumny is actually a synonym of slander, defamation, denigration, lie, misrepresentation, etc. This word comes in handy when describing what is taking place in American politics. So much of what is thrown at the public is designed to protect Trump and his cronies. I never thought it would get to the point where many politicians, especially Republicans would risk their political careers to protect a very corrupt President. I never thought they would stoop so low and do everything in their power to mislead republican voters. They have thrown caution and honesty to the wind and are at the beck and call of Trump. Too bad they have not figured out that Trump could care less about them and is doing everything in his power to cover his butt. At some point many Republican lawmakers will come to their senses and realize they are making a bad mistake by blindly following Trump.

I must say that it was a bold move by Nunes, the Republican Party and the Trump folks to take on the FBI and the Justice Department. They do not know what these folks know. I suspect they know things about Nunes, Trump, Flynn, Paige and other Trump folks that they themselves are not aware of. Just wait until this information starts to leak out. There will be hell to pay. The simple fact that there have been several conversations between Trump folks and the Russians spells trouble. They are too stupid to realize that Russian communications are shadowed in the US as well as in other US allied countries.  Talking to Russian spy agents can spell trouble for anyone talking to these folks.  The FBI may have been shadowing Paige and other Trump cronies for several years as they communicated and made money deals with the Russians. Of course Mueller has not said one word about the money connection, however, this may be the connection that brings down the Trump house. As Hubiibras said in Canto III.. You have the wrong Sow by the ear. Trump, Nunez and other political hacks have underestimated the resourcefulness and persistence of the Justice Department and the FBI. They are way out of their league and will quickly find this out. The gloves are off and all is fair in this tug of war. I am betting the Justice Department and the FBI will prevail.

February 3, 2018 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Media, Politics, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Oh give me a home

Recent Tax overhaul extends the chasm between the Haves and Have not. The gap grows daily and shows no sign of altering its course. Of course, those in power work tirelessly to insure the economic ship does not alter its course and allow the workers in the middle and lower economic ladder to get a larger piece of the pie. Oh sure, give them a little raise, and then raise the prices on all of the necessities of life-in one hand and out the other.

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There is a disturbing difference between those who have so much and those who have little.  The difference rears its ugly head in this document.  The top photo shows one of President of the United States Donald Trump’s homes/businesses in Florida. The bottom photo show a young man living in a bus stop shelter in Stone Mountain Georgia. This man has been living in this bus stop shelter for several months. It pains me to drive by him and observe his predicament. I frequently stop by and chat with him, and offer encouragement. I also go to the store and get some of the simple things he needs just to survive.  He is very unhealthy and probably has not had a real bath in months.  In a world, especially in a nation with so much wealth, it is hard to fathom why someone is living in a bus stop shelter. …

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January 29, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sean Hannity’s Propaganda

Sean Hannity of Fox News has bragged about having access to President Trump. I wonder how he got this access and what he gets from this access. It may be a good idea for Mueller to have a little talk with this fellow. Who knows what he knows. It is possible that Trump may have given him some vital and damaging information. Hannity brags about his White House sources. I wonder who they are. Hannity is working awfully hard to deflect attention away from the Trump Administration. I have a feeling it is a bit more than loyalty to the President and or the conservative/republican party. He keeps trying to undermine investigations into the whole Trump matter. yet by now, he knows that there has been a lot of crimes committed. I am betting that he is more than a little dirty.

December 15, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Trickle up economics | Leave a comment

Mired in Quicksand!

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay were right. They wrote in Article 75 of the Federalist Papers the following:
…….might sometimes be under temptations to sacrifice his duty to his interest, which it would require superlative virtue to withstand. An avaricious man might be tempted to betray the interests of the state to the acquisition of wealth. An ambitious man might make his own aggrandizement, by the aid of a foreign power, the price of his treachery to his constituents. The history of human conduct does not warrant that exalted opinion of human virtue which would make it wise in a nation to commit interests of so delicate and momentous a kind, as those which concern its intercourse with the rest of the world, to the sole disposal of a magistrate created and circumstanced as would be a President of the United States.
The Federalist Papers warned us about putting people of Trump’s character in the office of President of the United States of America. What is so significant about the writings? Thinkers (Political Scientist) of this era, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay Penned the Federalist Papers in 1787. They made it perfectly clear that the character of the individual entrusted with the power of President is of utmost importance. Current allegations facing President Trump is exactly about what they wrote. They write about the possibility of treason. Arron Hill opined about treason: ” The man who pauses on the path of treason, halts on quicksand, the first step engulphs him.”

 

December 15, 2017 Posted by | Donald Trump, Greed, Politics, Trickle up economics, wealth redistribution | Leave a comment

Why continued support for Trump

Why continued support for Trump

The unwavering support Donald Trump continues to enjoy, in the eyes of many, defies logic. To many folks, his behavior since becoming President of the United States, if viewed logically, would cause considerable erosion of his support base. Although there is ample evidence that Trump is unfit for the Office of President, he continues to enjoy broad support. Is there history that explains the Trump phenomenon?

Take a look at what transpired in Germany after WWI. The German people were looking for a savior-someone to get them back to enjoying what they once had before losing WWI. Here is where the Hitler and Trump coming to power mirrors each other. Hitler’s Propaganda machine painted a picture of a nation in dire straits because of a weak military that lost the war, massive unemployment, high crime, loss of influence and leadership in the world, intermingling of races, which diluted the pure German Agrarian people.

The German Propaganda was instrumental in creating circumstances and painting pictures of a nation in dire straits in need of a savior. The circumstance either real or imagined is just what an individual with Hitler’s characteristics needed to ascend to the most powerful position in Germany politics. Working to help create an image of a savior was a low-ranking German foot solder, with broad ambitions to one day become the leader of Germany. By hook and crook, including some time in prison for attempting to overthrow the German ruling establishment, he eventually realized his lofty goal. The road leading to Hitler coming to power started way back in 1922. By the mid thirties the German people eventually embraced Hitler and his platform.

Fast forwards to today. How was a like situation created to make a considerable segment of United States voters subscribe to the notion that a Savior was needed to save this nation? Remember a Talk Show host named Paul Harvey-He use to say, “Now you know the rest of the story.” Paul Harvey, known for his Conservative leanings started this whole political radio and TV talk show phenomenon. Eventually Talking heads Rush Limbaugh, Neil Boortz, Sean Hannity, Billy Cunningham, Glen Beck and other lesser know blowhards came on the scene, spouting all kinds of hateful and divisive rhetoric, usually with a conservative slant. Limbaugh has been greasing the skids for the ascension of people like Donald Trump since 1984. In addition, Fox Network, created another avenue for Donald trump to come to power. It is reasonable to assume that these outlets were not knowingly shaping their programming and narrative to insure the election of an individual with the characteristics of Donald Trump. These folks painted a picture of State of the Union of the United States as a nation in decline with utter destruction just around the corner unless drastic actions were taken. This propaganda reached its apex during the Obama years in office (2008-2016.

Trump was able to get the Republican nomination because he and his propaganda machine painted him as someone that was going to take back this Nation-someone that was going to undo everything that Obama did. Trump portrayed himself as the only one capable of saving this nation and making it great again. Millions of people bought into this rhetoric. Why? Because they had been conditioned to believe it by the talking heads of Conservative Talk Radio and Fox. Trump talks about putting America first. Hitler talked about putting Germany first. People were willing to give Hitler a lot of leeway because of some of his accomplishments. People say the same about Trump. Germans saw Hitler as uncompromising and determined to implement his agenda, no matter the consequences. Trump exhibits the same behavior.

Of particular note is the belief that Trump is a God-fearing man. Many Germans felt the same way about Hitler. As with Hitler, the Church leaders of America, despite apprehension about Trumps beliefs, believe he is sincere and will accept the role of the church in American politics. Some easily recognized ministers of the gospel in the United States proclaim that Trump is God sent, and it is a sin to criticize him and go against his policies.

Finally, as with Hitler, Trump supporters will eventually come to realize that he is to blame for most of his problems-problems that negatively impact the social fabric of this nation. He will taken to task for his stubbornness, carelessness, taking liberty with the truth (lying) ignorance, stupidity, strong will, and resolution to stay on course no matter where it leads.

 

August 27, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chickens came home to roost

How were they to know

As I struggle to understand what is taking place in American politics, I keep going back and researching what Thinkers of old wrote about the very thing this nation is going through with President Donald Trump. I had to dig through the Federalist Papers to gain insight into the situation. The Federalist Papers is a collection of eighty-five letters to the public beginning in 1787 and published in New York Papers. The Federalist papers were written by John Jay, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton.

Paragraph three of Letter 75 in the Federalist Papers illuminates what is happening with President Trump. Hamilton, Jay and Madison apprehensions about the very state of affairs the United States is facing with President Trump’ conduct is remarkable.   These men were thinkers, not just repeaters of what someone else said.  These writers warned this nation about people with Trumps characteristics.  How were they to know that eventually what they envisioned would actually take place. Lo and behold-along comes Donald Trump.  They describe his behavior to a T.

 

Excerpts from The Federalist Papers, Written by Hamilton, Jay and Madison in 1787

However proper or safe it may be in governments where the executive magistrate is an hereditary monarch, to commit to him the entire power of making treaties, it would be utterly unsafe and improper to intrust that power to an elective magistrate of four years’ duration. It has been remarked, upon another occasion, and the remark is unquestionably just, that an hereditary monarch, though often the oppressor of his people, has personally too much stake in the government to be in any material danger of being corrupted by foreign powers. But a man raised from the station of a private citizen to the rank of chief magistrate, possessed of a moderate or slender fortune, and looking forward to a period not very remote when he may probably be obliged to return to the station from which he was taken, might sometimes be under temptations to sacrifice his duty to his interest, which it would require superlative virtue to withstand. An avaricious man might be tempted to betray the interests of the state to the acquisition of wealth. An ambitious man might make his own aggrandizement, by the aid of a foreign power, the price of his treachery to his constituents. The history of human conduct does not warrant that exalted opinion of human virtue which would make it wise in a nation to commit interests of so delicate and momentous a kind, as those which concern its intercourse with the rest of the world, to the sole disposal of a magistrate created and circumstanced as would be a President of the United States.

June 9, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized, World Affairs | 1 Comment

Oh give me a home

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There is a disturbing difference between those who have so much and those who have little.  The difference rears its ugly head in this document.  The top photo shows one of President of the United States Donald Trump’s homes/businesses in Florida. The bottom photo show a young man living in a bus stop shelter in Stone Mountain Georgia. This man has been living in this bus stop shelter for several months. It pains me to drive by him and observe his predicament. I frequently stop by and chat with him, and offer encouragement. I also go to the store and get some of the simple things he needs just to survive.  He is very unhealthy and probably has not had a real bath in months.  In a world, especially in a nation with so much wealth, it is hard to fathom why someone is living in a bus stop shelter.  Some will likely blame his condition on him. However, listening to him, leads me to believe he is incapable of making decisions that will get him out of his current situation.  Some will look at this document and see Donald Trump as a shining example of success, and the other person as a failure- The kind of person Dr. Ben Carson described in a recent interview.  John D. Rockefeller, Jr. put it best. He said, I was born with it and there was nothing I could do about it. It was there, like air or food, or any other element. The only question is with wealth is what do you do with it.  Albert Einstein said the value of a man, should be seen in what he gives and not in what he receives. The huge gap between those at the top and those at the bottom (income inequality) continues to grow. Is there an end to this madness-probably not, as long as those in power deny that this it is in fact a problem. However, just because a significant number of Americans do not see it as a problem, does not negate the fact that it is indeed a problem. The struggle between the have and have not continues. There is little evidence that those who have most of the wealth of this nation will change their minds about sharing a little more of it. Those caught between the rich and poor, (the middle class) are squeezed and being slowly crushed between these two extremes. An African saying put it best. When elephants fight, the grass suffers.

May 30, 2017 Posted by | Donald Trump, Failed economic poicy, Soup kitchens, Trickle up economics, Uncategorized, wealth redistribution | 1 Comment