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Sent down from heaven

According to many Trumpites, especially so-called Christians, Trump was chosen by God to cure the many ills of America. According to them, the true believers, there are biblical scriptures that supports their claim that Trump was sent by the Almighty. As I look at what has transpired in the United States since Trump assumed the office of president, I am hard-pressed to accept that he is doing God’s work. There are certainly ills befalling this nation. However, many of Trump’s actions does not appear to make life better for the masses. Just the other day, the raises given to those in the banking sector defies logic, especially since these same folks see no reason to give those of us depending on savings, including CD’s IRA’s a little more interest income. Imagine not getting a 1099 from your bank, even though you have in excess of 50,000 dollars in the institution. In the meantime, Trump says the banks are being over-regulated. The very same banks that taxpayers bailed out 10yrs ago. It is hard to imagine a just God choosing someone to run the United States that seems to enjoy and praise policies he has instituted to take from the lower and middle-class and pass on most of the United States wealth to those whose pockets are already bulging with bucks.
Sinclair Lewis writhing in It can’t happen here, coined the following. Cure the evils of Democracy by the evils of Fascism. Funny therapeutics! I’ve heard of their curing syphilis by giving the patient malaria, but I’ve never heard of their curing malaria by giving the patient syphilis.
Those professing to be Christians and following lock-step behind Trump, should be very careful as they go about the business of quoting Biblical scripture that allegedly support their continued support for Trump, even though there is little doubt that he has serious character flaws. According to Shakespeare, writing in the Merchant of Venice: The devil can cite scripture for his purpose.
Trump refuses to sincerely address mass shootings, even when it involves so many of our children. Would a Just God want him to give a little lip-service and nothing else? Would this same God want him to bow to the will of the NRA and Gun-lobbyists? This is his position, even though a majority of Americans want changes to current gun laws. Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote in 1939-You will find no justification in any of the language of the Constitution for delay in the reforms which the mass of the American people now demand. A just God would expects nothing less.
Although Trump”s indiscretions, keeps piling up, his followers are steadfast in their undying support for him. Some are driven by their biblical understanding. It is easy to fall into this trap when Biblical Scriptures are interpreted incorrectly, and/or misunderstood. William Ralph Inge. Said the following: Such as men themselves are, such will God appear to them to be; and such as God appear to them to be, such will they show themselves in their dealings with their fellow men. Christians supporting Trump need to reassess their thinking about Trump and his actions. There is the distinct possibility that their support for him based on their interpretation of scripture is misguided and misplaced.

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March 29, 2018 Posted by | Donald Trump, Economic Empowerment, Failed economic poicy, Religion, Uncategorized, wealth redistribution | Leave a comment

Lack of Understanding

One has to wonder if Trump and his supporters really understand how his behavior is impacting the United States and it Allies. The sheer lunacy of his actions suggest he nor they have a clue what is taking place. The question must be answered-how long can the masses tolerate his obvious unfitness to hold the office of President? This nation should be well beyond its tolerance of Trump’s behavior and how it effect his ability to govern. Hardly a day pass without something surfacing that points out Trump’s unsuitability to hold the office of President of the United States. He is totally incapable of carrying out the responsibility of the office of President. He lack the character, demeanor, intelligence and courageousness to hold the office. Those who hold out hope that he will eventually change his behavior to suit what is expected of the Presidency are fooling themselves. Painting stripes on a cow will not make it a zebra. He is what he is and is and incapable of changing his conduct and certainly not his character. He and his passionate supporters have little or no understanding of how far out of touch he is with reality.
Machiavelli opining about lack of understanding stated the following-Men are of three different capacities: One understands intuitively, another understands so far as it is explained, and a third understands neither himself nor by explanation. The first is excellent, the second is commendable, and the third altogether useless. Trump has little to offer this Nation. The sooner he and his supporters understand this fact, the quicker the healing of this Nation can begin. Trump’s lack of understanding and his inability to accept criticism is his Achilles hill. He and his supporters fail to understand that according to MacLeish, Criticism in a free country is made on certain assumptions, one of which is the assumption that the government belongs to the people and at all times subject to the people’s correction and criticism.

March 22, 2018 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Failed economic poicy, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Taxpayer bailouts, Trickle up economics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lies, Lies and more lies

Hannity FOX, OAN, and other Conservative Propaganda mouthpieces and outlets, without a doubt created the political atmosphere that allowed Trump to become President of the United States. Hannity, Limbaugh, and other notable loudmouths of the so-called Conservative persuasion broadcast a form of propaganda that captures the minds, imagination and souls of most of their dedicated listeners. Well before Trump came on the scene, these loudmouths persuaded a lot of folks that their efforts to think for themselves was a waste of time and energy. What is so troubling, is most of their listeners accept this and go about their daily lives without making any effort to think for themselves.
Question is, Why have so many people bought into the Conservative propaganda? Mark Twain had folks like Hannity and the likes in mind when he said” You take the lies out of him and he’ll shrink to the size of your hat; you take the malice out of him and he will disappear. What they do is criminal in some respect. Their willingness to spout lies and half-truth to gain the trust of ill-informed people, and get rich doing it, is nothing less than criminal. A company that deliberately mislead purchasers to sell a product is guilty of a crime. Hannity and others sell a bad product and it is costing their rabid listeners an awful lot. They have been dumb-ed down by these characters. They have lost their ability to think for themselves. Their supporters deserve something better.
Of course this Propaganda wouldn’t get much coverage, except for the likes of Cox Media. They are little else but the platform for Conservative propaganda.

How did our political system get to the point where lying is acceptable, if it is what it takes to bring people to your side and way of thinking.
Joseph Addison shines light on this lying thing. “ Truth is always consistent with itself, and needs nothing to help it out; it is always near at hand, sits upon our lips, and is ready to drop out before we are aware; a lie is troublesome and sets a man’s invention upon the rack, and one trick needs many more to make it good. It is like building upon a false foundation, which continually stands in need of props to shore it up, and proves at last more chargeable than to have raised a substantial building at first upon a true and solid foundation.
Listening to Conservative talking heads, one wonders if they feel no obligation to tell the truth about almost anything, especially when it comes to providing cover for Trump.
These folks make a living telling lies. They know that what they say carries a lot of weight no matter if it is truthful or not.
Walter Lippmann had this to say about lying. “ It is sophistry to pretend that in a free country a man has some sort of constitutional right to deceive his fellow men….it may be inexpedient to arraign every public liar, as we arraign every other swindler.. but in principle, there can be no immunity for lying in any of it protean forms.”
The Nazi motto was” Tell a lie and tell it often, sooner or later people will see it as truth.”

March 20, 2018 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sean Hannity same as Joseph Gobbels

 

Each time I listen to Sean Hannity shows, radio and television, I am reminded of the works of Joseph Goebbels and William Joyce. History shows what can happen when media outlets are ignored, especially the ones doing their level best to detract the public attention away from the truth. This is what happened in the thirties in Germany. The deliberate spreading of fabricated information and exaggerations is right out of the Third Reich playbook.) ( Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung.) Cox media and other Right-wing leaning media outlets used the same techniques to get Trump elected as those used by the Nazis to put Hitler in power. These folks and others of like mind are doing their level best to deflect attention away from Trump and his association with the Russians. Hannity admits his association with and influence in the White House. It is time for Mueller to ask him what he knows about the Trump Russian connections. To me, Sean Hannity is no different than Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister and William Joyce, Nazi Chief propaganda broadcaster in Britain. Joyce was executed for his actions. Notice as Hannity spouts his rhetoric. He makes the same claims Goebbels used-enlightening his listeners. Cox media, including Fox is a 24 hour platform for Trump and his policies. Trump has unlimited access to Fox media and other Cox media outlets. It is not a stretch to say that Fox is a part of the Trump Administration, with Sean as the Minister of Propaganda.

 

March 1, 2018 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment