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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 | Leave a comment

Common Sense no where to be found.

Anyone with any compassion for his or her fellowman must feel a little sorry for President Trump.  It is obvious that he is more than a little out of touch with reality. What causes his behavior-demeanor is difficult to understand. However, it is easy to see that something is wrong with our President.  He is doing his very best to put on a good face and pretend nothing is wrong.  Although I did not vote for Trump, I hate to see him struggling to run this Country.  To make matters worse, he surrounds himself with people who do not have the courage to steer him in the right direction.  His handlers are trying to hang on to the base that elected him, no matter how much damage it causes America.  Conservative Talk Radio (CTR) and Fox News Network (FNN) Created Donald Trump. They convinced their listeners that Donald Trump was just the man to undo everything that President Obama put in place.  These outlets convinced their listeners that America is in bad shape and President Obama’s leadership caused it.  These media outlets must share a lot of the blame for convincing their listeners that Trump would solve all of their real and imagined problems.

It is especially saddening and disheartening to see CTR and FNN continue to feed their listeners a study dose of garbage. Garbage designed to keep a segment of voters loyal to President Trump, no matter what.   These outlets know President Trump has become very irrational and continues to make bad decisions. CTR and FNN loyal listeners deserve better.  Trump supporters must be told the truth about this man. Truth vs loyalty is the question. What matters most? Loyalty trumps truth is the position taken by CTR and FNN.  You often hear them criticizing the media-as if they are not part of what they are criticizing.

Sam Moor had this to say about common sense: Freedom of the press and freedom of the radio are the common means by which the common man gets his common information on which must depend his common sense. Today we include television and internet.

President Trump’s vault of common sense is empty.  Was it ever full is the question.  CTR and FNN   Support for his actions and assimilation and distribution of this support to their listening audience gives the president a false sense of security. His refusal to change his behavior reflects how he feels about his control of his supporters. He feels comfortable reneging on his campaign promises.  He knows his propaganda machine CTR and FNN will smooth thing over with his supporters. Most Trump supporters are slow to realize the effectiveness of a well-oiled propaganda machine.  Joseph Paul Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Czar said: We made the Reich by Propaganda.

Trump supporters are in a very difficult position. Most do not want to admit that they made a bad decision by supporting and voting for Trump. I say to them, for the good of the country, admit you made a mistake.  It is obvious that your decisions were based on the  information you got from sources that offered a one-sided view of political situations and positions.  A reluctance to seek opposite opinions that may have been eye-opening and enlightening, leaves you with  limited knowledge of what is really taking place in this Nation politics.  Depending on Conservative Talk Radio and Fox News Network is a sure fire way of depriving oneself of a whole lot  of  Information-information sorely needed to make rational decisions.  Trump Supporters-consider seeking information from sources other than the propaganda machine of the republican Party-namely, Conservative Talk Radio and FOX News Network. It is time for truth from all quarters.  America deserves truth-nothing else!

May 18, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Republican Propaganda machine running into problems.

Utilization of  a continually growing propaganda/ apparatus machine helped Republicans gained control of almost every level of United States political offices. After two scathing defeats by a Black Politician from Illinois named Obama, Republicans knew they had to come up with a different tactic to as they say, take back their White House.  Eventually a light went off in their heads. They decided to take advantage of a readily available Propaganda machine-namely Fox New Network (FNN) and Conservative Talk Radio (CTR).  Many Talking heads on these outlets, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Ingram, etc., threw out the welcome mat to Republicans. Conservative politicians knew they had found a cheap and nation-wide avenue to get out their message.  Talking heads knew they had found a new source of revenue, namely new sponsors, willing to spend big bucks to show their support for the Conservative cause.

Listen as CTR and FNN folks go about the business of influencing voters. Their messages appeal to those lacking reasonable intellect to discern facts from out right lies. Talking heads on these outlets realized a long time ago that logic and reasoning was beyond the reach of most of their listeners and all they had to do was appeal to their passions and compulsions.  One of their most used avenue into the minds of most of their listeners is the  introduction fear.  Appeal to their concern for a safe living environment and a adequate income worked wonders.  There are other avenues into the minds of people. Listens as CTR and FNN commentators talk about how the United States is viewed in other Countries. They say other Countries have lost their fear of  America, and this equates to a lack of  supremacy and ability to rule.  They say America has lost its recognition as the dominate Nation in the World. They say this is also a lack of respect for US military power.

It is amazing how easily CTR and FNN take advantage of the fears of Americans. A classic example of this is how they have convinced their listeners and viewers that the United States should be afraid of Iran because they are trying to develop a Nuclear weapon. Mind you, they do not have one yet, just trying to produce one. They say the same thing about North Korea. Meanwhile, the US has 6970 Nukes, with over 1700 operational. Russia has a few more operational nukes than the US. They are supposed to be our sworn enemy. Why are we not afraid of an attack from Russia?

Conservative Talk Radio and Fox News Network has convinced their listeners that things got worse, including the banking industry, unemployment, home foreclosures, Stock market etc.   after Obama took office. Never mind statistics and facts prove otherwise in most instances.  Talking heads know they are on to something and are playing it to the hilt.

They may have gone overboard with their continued effort to support Donald Trump.  Entirely too many situations and problems exist where the propaganda machine is having difficulty putting a positive spin on things  coming out of the White House.  The White House and most Republicans are trying their best to control the substance of the news and the news media regarding what has and is taking place in the Trump White House. How successful they are is questionable.

CTR and FNN help get the US in to its current predicament.  They must be held accountable for their assistance in misleading the American people. They are just as culpable as the politicians they help put in office. They knew much of what they represented on the air were outright lies and Americans were knowingly deceived.

March 17, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment