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How did Trump do it.

Scholars continue to wonder how Trump came to power. All they have to do is look at Hitler’s rise to power.  Simply put, he appealed to the emotions of a people.  He took advantage of a people seeking a change from the present. This is why he castigated Obama every chance he got when he was running for office. He continues these attacks since becoming President. He is bound and determined to convince his followers/supporters that every policy decision the Obama Administration made was bad for America. He painted himself as a picture of a Master Fixer, and quick as one could blink an eye, all ills plaguing America would be resolved/taken care of.  Of course, using Hitler tactics, he is very vague in the policies he intends initiating to bring his promises to fulfillment/completion.  As with Hitler, Trump knows to whom he has to appeal.  He knows fully well that there are a significant number of Americans who are easily led. Through the power of persuasion and an appeal to their innermost feelings, he can convince them to accept anything he says as logical, no matter how illogical and untruthful. Trump knows as Hitler did that propaganda must be popular and it intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence of those it is addressed to.   

Why do you think Trump continually rant about the Deep State? He is talking about what he sees as the existing Government-a government that he is, according to his followers, ordained to bring down and replace it with some vague idealist form of Governing.  Overthrowing the government, using tactics utilized by Hitler and the Third Reich, is this way Trump goes about things. Creating distrust, anger, class warfare, racism, and unreal-ism is what he does best.  As with Hitler, Trump, utilizing a very effective propaganda machine that drilled into the minds of a people so much mistrust of the government, that they were willing to see changes, any kind of changes, good or bad.  Trump has sown a seed of distrust of the Press, of the Courts and judges, of Congress etc. At this point, his followers’ are brainwashed to the point that they think he is the only one they can trust-that he has all of the answers to all their questions. Trump’s response to the Stock Market ebbs and flows is an indication of how far he is removed from reality. He struts when the market goes up; taking a bow. When it goes down, he says he had nothing to do with it, and everyone and everything else is to blame.

All of the predictions made about Trump during the Republican Debates are coming true. All of the predictions made about Trump during Hillary Clinton’s debate with Trump is coming true. What more evidence does America need to see- to understand that Trump is unfit to Govern America?

March 17, 2020 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Failed economic poicy, Freedom of the Press, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Impeachment, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Taxpayer bailouts, Trump, Uncategorized, World Affairs | Leave a comment

While America Slept

In 1940 John F. Kennedy wrote a book titled While England Slept.  In this book, Kennedy suggested England did not do enough to prevent WWII. He was of the opinion that England ignored the actions of Hitler until it was too late-too late to reel him in. So here we are in 2020 with the same situation. While America slept, the groundwork was laid for Trump to come to power.  The Groundwork was laid by Conservative Talk Radio. In 1988 a blowhard named Rush Limbaugh come on the scene with a show on AM radio.  At first, he seemed somewhat moderate in his political views. Most people thought he just had a good get-rich scheme to rip off his listeners and sponsors. This may have been true until his show was hijacked by hard-line Conservatives, with especially troubling racist tendencies and beliefs. Still America slept.

As with Hitler and his rise to power, Trump rose to power, because people did not take him seriously nor did they take his handlers seriously, until it was too late. While America slept, Limbaugh,  Boortz,  Savage, Levin, Gallagher, Ingram, Cunningham, Herman Cain, O’Reilly, and other blowhards were greasing the skids for Trump. Still America slept. Fox cable news showed up in 1996 and eventually became the prime conservative propaganda apparatus; thanks to Rupert Murdoch. Sean Hannity got  on board the Fox train in 2009; on board with O’Reilly to become a team of an outstanding Republican Propaganda apparatus. Still America slept. America never thought of what these folks had in mind; the unthinkable idea that an individual with the behavioral characteristics of Trump would be assisted in his effort to become President of the United States.   Still America slept.

The potential power of these media hosts was unthinkable when Limbaugh took to the national airwaves by storm in 1988. But over three decades, Conservative Talk Radio and FOX used the special bond they forged with their audiences to reshape the Republican Party in its current image. For millions of listeners, the change has been electrifying. For excommunicated moderates, this show hasn’t been entertaining in the least.  Still America slept.

During the 2016 Presidential campaign/debates, viewers and listeners heard and saw an individual (Trump) as some loudmouth that did not have a chance of being elected. Little did the masses know that this was exactly who Conservative Talk Radio and Fox Cable News had in mind when they unleashed their propaganda apparatus prior to 2016. Beating the drum in its  own way for the ascendance of Trump was the Salem Broadcasting System. This outlet showered its listeners with copious helpings of religious banter and propaganda, especially suited for Trump. Still America slept.

For a fleeting moment, millions of Americans thought the impeachment inquiry and trial would wake up America. Not so, I am afraid. So while America slept, Trump and the Republican Party cult, without an amendment, changed the United States Constitution. Sleep on folks, do not bother to wake up long enough to register, go to the polls and vote.

February 12, 2020 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Impeachment, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Trump, Uncategorized, World Affairs | Leave a comment

Trump is unfit to be President

Wonder who is Trump’s Theo Morell? Morell was Hitler’s personal doctor and he kept Hitler doped up on all kinds of drugs, especially during the last years of his  administration.  Morell kept this fact hidden from the German population. Who is Trump’s personal Doctor? To whom is he obligated to, besides Trump?  Is his personal doctor, in any way, obligated to make public, Trump’s medical condition-mental and physical? At what point is he obligated to tell the truth about Trump’s health; mental and physical?  To whom should he confide in regarding these urgent and obvious matters? Should Americans know the truth health of its President? America is back at the door of another impeachment inquiry. Obviously Trump is delusional and has lost touch with reality. No amount of drugs will make him fit for office.  Those who continue to support him, no matter his behavior, are suffering from a bit of the same disorder. Is, in fact, all lawmakers under the same obligations as the President when it comes to upholding the laws of this Nation? Presidents swear to Preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. It is within congressional powers to remove him from office when it becomes plainly and painfully obvious that a President is unfit, physically and mentally to fulfill his oath to this Nation.  In fact, it is their duty to remove him from office utilizing their constitutional Authority. Failing to do so, they should be removed from office.

February 7, 2020 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Freedom of the Press, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Impeachment, Limbaugh, Politics, Trump | | Leave a comment

Stench in the White House

When I just a boy growing up on a farm in Randolph County Alabama, I had hunting dogs. Every now and then one of them would come back to the house reeking of skunk Urine. In other words, he had gotten too close to a skunk. Those of you who know anything about skunks, know you can recognize them by their stripes as well as their smell. This one dog I had tangled with a skunk more than once and the results were always the same. Lo and behold, we now have a skunk in the White House. He reeks of dishonesty, lying, disregard for the laws of this nation, common decency, racketeering and adherence to expected norms of the President of the United States. When he was campaigning for the office of President, his true colors and smell were laid bare,especially his propensity for taking liberty with the truth. Many of his competitors were aware of his character-flaws, and made light of them during the Republican Debates. Nothing has changed about Trump since the election, except he has become more bold in his disregard for common decency and the US constitution. One question begs to be answered- why have the same Republican Lawmakers who tried to get away from the Trump stench during the debates, suddenly decide they will stay close to him no matter how bad he stinks up the place? What does he offer that make this stench more tolerable and acceptable? These same lawmakers, go back into their States and districts, dripping in skunk juice picked up in the Trump atmosphere. Their supporters, hate this smell, but are willing to hold their nose and continue to follow the fellow with the Skunk stripes. You know, black and white. He is out there in plain sight spraying this awful odor and proudly displaying his stripes. We now have most Republican Lawmakers, not only willing to put up with the stench, but proudly wearing the Black and White Stripes as well.

January 24, 2020 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Impeachment, Media, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Republicans elected Trump.

Most of the blame for Donald Trump’s behavior lies squarely in the lap of the Republican party. Why? Simple-Republican voters elected him. He could not vote and elect himself into office. Many Republican lawmakers have known Trump for a long time and know him well. They know his reputation as a cheat, scoundrel and habitual liar. Disregarding and ignoring this knowledge, they convince those who put them in office that Trump would be an excellent President. Some even proclaimed that Trump was sent by God. They convinced millions of Republican voters that Trump was the answer to all of their ills.
Trump came on the spot, proclaiming that if voters elected him, he would solve all of the ills of this nation. He was going to undo everything the Obama Administration imposed on America. Republican voters were blindsided by Trump and Republican Lawmakers. Many Republican voters were unsure if Trump was the right person to run this nation, but their fears were lessened by the messages broadcasted by Republican lawmakers. Add Fox and Conservative Right Wing Talk radio and you have the recipe for the disaster we have in the White House.
There continues to be lingering questions. How did Trump convince Republican lawmakers to support him for President? How has he convinced them to continue to support him, despite obvious reasons to withdraw their support? What has he done to cause Republican Lawmakers to totally cease and abstain from their Constitutional responsibility of Congressional Oversight?
It is easy to see how Trump managed to get the support of his staunch supporters. He appealed to their sense of losing things to which they are entitled . He talked about them being forgotten. He talked about how the Obama Administration had shunned them and did not have their best interest in mind. Those fearing their jobs being overtaken by the hoards coming across our southern border were consumed by Trump’s rhetoric. Remember, he was going to build the wall, and Mexico was going to pay for it.
Trump was going to make America great again. Never once did he tell them what era, decade, or century he felt America was at its greatest. Trump talked about cutting taxes, and at the same time drawing down the national debt. Republican lawmakers knew he was lying, but failed to tell America voters he was lying. When Trump’s behavior is questioned, Republican lawmakers quickly come to his defense and words like non-support for the President, patriotism, loyalty and treason are tossed into the equation.
Millions Americans arrived at the conclusion that the election of Trump to the Presidency of The United States, was a mistake, but were willing to sit back and hope he would grow to be Presidential. Never mind the fact that one can not do what they do not know how to do. He does not have the intellect, attitude and aptitude to behave differently than he does on a daily basis.
It is unclear why voters felt Trump could do little damage to the American way of life in four years. Wrong! He has done a lot of damage in two years. If he is removed from office prior to the end of his term, look who is waiting in the wings-Pence. Some say he is worse than Trump because he puts a Christianity spin on many of his decisions is instrumental in causing many Christians to forgo their beliefs to support Trump, Entirely too many of the Christian faith are disregarding his behavior, behavior characteristics they, at one time deemed as disqualifications to hold the office of President of The United States.
Republican voters, you are the main reason Trump is President. You are the main reason there is so much corruption in the White House. You are the main reason so many people associated with Trump have been convicted of wrongdoing and will serve time in jail.  Try as you may, you cannot ignore the fact that you put him in office.
Entirely too many Trump supporters have taken on the Trump attitude, which is, I am never wrong, and everything is always someone else fault. For the sake of America, admit you made a mistake, and go about the business of righting many of the wrongs Trump has imposed on this Nation.

March 8, 2019 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Impeachment, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Taxpayer bailouts, Trickle up economics, Trump, Uncategorized, wealth redistribution | Leave a comment

A sad day for truth

Trying to figure out what motivates Donald Trump and his followers presents real challenges. One must dig deeply into their behavior from a Christian perspective to arrive at an understanding of their thought process.  Understanding their support despite him having so many short-comings/character flaws deserves, indeed requires deep-thinking to come to an understanding of this behavior. Attributes that right-thinking people feel should disqualify him from the office of President of The United States and their support appear to drive his behavior. What motivates Trump and continues to drive and support his behavior is certainly puzzling and deserves close scrutiny. Trying to figure out what motivates him by watching cable TV, and surfing the Internet is probably a waste of time, given the fact that much of his behavior is designed to get media coverage and deflect from issues that must be addressed.
Let us look at Trump’s behavior from the perspective of Blaise Pascal, (1623-1662) a man who spent many years looking at what motivate men from a christian perspective. In his writing Mind on fire Article 48, he penned the following. The characteristic of human nature is to love oneself and consider only one’s self. But what else can it do? It cannot help its own love being inconsistent and miserable. It wants to be great and see that it is only small. It wants to be happy and finds it is wretched. It wants to be perfect and see itself full of imperfections. It wants to be the object of other people love and esteem and sees that its faults deserve only their dislike and contempt. Finding itself in this predicament, it reacts in the most unjust and criminal passion imaginable. For it conceives a deadly hatred for the truth that would rebuke and convince it of its faults. It would like to eliminate this truth, and not being able to destroy it, it represses it as much as it can in the consciousness of itself and of others. So it takes every precaution to hide its own fault from itself and others, and cannot bear to have them pointed out or even noticed.
Pascal continues: Unquestionably it is an evil to be so full of faults, but it still greater evil to be full of them and yet unwilling to acknowledge them, since this results in the further evil of deliberate self-delusion. We do not want others to deceive us. But at the same time we do not think it is right for them to think well of themselves more than they deserve. It is therefore not right either that we should deceive them or want them to esteem us more than we deserve.
There must be an awakening in the mind of Trump supporters. An awakening to the fact that his carelessness with the truth has dire consequences-consequences, many yet untold and unrealized. The realization that lies have consequences applies to everyone, including so-called liberals.

February 13, 2019 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Failed economic poicy, Freedom of the Press, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Impeachment, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Religion, Uncategorized, wealth redistribution | 1 Comment

When will we ever learn

The more one becomes familiar with Hitler’s behavior as he came to power in Germany, the more similarities are revealed in Trump’s behavior. Their unrelenting determination certainly parallels.
The current Government shut down is a classic example. Trump is bound and determined to have his way. He is willing to sacrifice the well-being of Government workers and others negatively impacted by his decision to shut down parts of the Government to force his will on a people. Trump like Hitler makes dealing with him very difficult and history suggest many who have had conflict him eventually give up and allow him to have his way. Another tactic he uses with success is the constant introduction of new issues, situations and problems into the fray.  Notice how difficult it is for opponents to get a clear understanding of what Trump is really up to. An understanding of where he is trying to take the Republican Party and this nation seems clear today, and just as unclear the next day.
Those opposing him and many in his camp, grow weary of battles with him and some are inclined to give up and let him have his way. This is right out of Hitler’s play book.  Hitler loved loud spirited enthusiastic crowds. So does Trump. Hitler loved parades. Trump wanted one, but was denied a parade.

Germany, apparently did not have in place in its government a system that could or would deny Hitler ascension to the leader of Germany.  Absent the ability and or willingness to control Hitler, Germany and the world were led into the worst war to ever plague mankind.  Is America void of the necessary tools to prevent Trump from taking many of the actions of Hitler? Will America’s checks and balances spelled out in the Constitution, be implemented to harness the run-away dictatorial   antics of Trump?

My final question is:” When will we ever learn?”

January 22, 2019 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Hannity & Boortz, Impeachment, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Two Peas in a Pod

 

Research into Hitler’s early life, reveals a disturbing likeness to Donald Trump. Their behavior is strikingly similar in several ways. For instance, Hitler pushed wild alternatives to what was viewed as norms and wild exaggerations formed his pattern of thinking. As with Hitler, Trump pushes his obvious hateful feelings to the extremes and magnifies things of little importance. Hitler was obsessed with fear and hatred of the Jews and felt they were a threat to the German way of life. Trump feels the social fabric of America is under attack by those coming from south of the US border and is willing to take drastic measures to see that his fears are not realized.   A writer described Hitler as being born of hatred. Listening to the tirades and rants of Trump, one can easily come to the conclusion that his behavior is something that is inbred in him. He did not begin to feel and behave the way he does since becoming President. Hitler has been referred to as a master of the art of brilliant fraudulence and inspired swindling. This fits Trump to a T. Trump has been pulling the wool over the eyes of many people for many years.This includes, The Internal Revenue Service, New York, City, County and State Officials.

There is one striking difference between Hitler and Trump. Hitler convinced the masses that he was one of them and felt their pain. There is certainly some truth in this claim. Trump is totally different.  Somehow, some way, Trump convinced a significant number of American voters that he is one of them and share their pain and misery-their feeling of being left out- feelings that what rightfully belongs to them is slowly being taken away-feelings that they as a class of people are being denied their rights and political control.  Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.  Utilizing the power of propaganda, Trump with the aid of Conservative Talk Radio, Fox, and it mouth-pieces,  convinced millions of people that Trump was suffering as they were. Hitler understood the power of propaganda. Trump understands the power of Propaganda. It is alleged that Hitler said of propaganda” You must keep it up until it creates a faith and people no longer know what is imagination and what is reality.” How do you think Trump was able to convince many Christians to forgo their religious doctrine and get on the Trump Train? Simple, Trump knows as Hitler knew-people are drawn to religion by the message and the messenger. Many Christians decided they would rather take their chances with Trump rather than what they proclaim to believe.

Hitler wrested power from the German Government and gave himself total control of the power to make and enforce laws.  Look at what is taking place with the Government shut down. Trump is saying, with the blessing of the Senate, I will make and implement laws as I see fit. This is in total contrast to how the Constitution defines US law making. The power of the United States Congress has been usurped by Trump, with hardly a peep by Congressional members, especially Republicans. American is in the same situation Germany was in the early thirties.  Ignoring what is taking place, is extremely dangerous and the consequences of non-action to rein in Trump reeks of unimaginable damage to America’s soundness.

January 22, 2019 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Impeachment, Limbaugh, Politics, Religion, Uncategorized, World Affairs | Leave a comment

Does Truth matter to Trump Supporters

 

Donald Trump ascendancy to President of these United States continues to confound millions of Americans and people of other Nations. Many people, including me, continue to search for answers.  I think we should stop focusing on Trump and spend a little more time looking at the people who elected him.  In his writings in Eichmann in Jerusalem Hannah Arendt coined the following: The trouble with Adolph Eichmann was that so many were like him, and many were neither perverted nor sadistic, they were, and still are, terribly and terrifying normal….This new type of criminal …commits his crimes under circumstances that make it well-nigh impossible for him to know or feel that he is doing wrong.

Donald Trump has his own ideas about this truth thing. He makes up his own truths and facts. Those around him sell his versions of truths through his propaganda machine to his rabid and uninformed followers and supporters. Donald and his cast of characters know how to bamboozle these folks and uses it to the max.  His supporters have lost their crap detectors and will believe anything they hear coming from his camp, especially through Hannity and Fox and Lou Dobbs. How can so many people accept as gospel anything they hear on Fox?  Why have they decided that Fox is the only place they can get the truth?  As a matter of fact, they have replaced what their religion teaches and stands for, with what Trump, Hannity, Fox and other Right Wing Blow Hard teaches and stands for.

Here is where ignorance comes into play. Notice! No matter how clear and undeniable the facts are, if Trump and his cronies says there are alternative facts- Trumpsters will believe their version of the facts. There is this constant battle with Trumpsters to get them to see, understand and accept truth.

Some folks, including me, feel it is a waste of time and energy to try and enlighten these folks. Hendrik Loon put it this way: Any frontal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession-their ignorance. Frank Norris had this to say about truth. The people have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is not right that they be exploited and deceived with false views of life, false characters, false sentiment, false morality, false history, false philosophy, false heroism, false views of religion, of duty, of conduct and manners.

What is even more startling is the open and unapologetic hypocrisy displayed by Trump followers.  They no longer make any effort to hide their hypocrisy.  Charles C. Colton illuminates the subject.” If the devil ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has; they serve him better than any others, but receives no wages; nay, what is still more extraordinary, they submit to greater mortification to go to hell; than the sincerest Christian to go to heaven.”

August 30, 2018 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Freedom of the Press, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Impeachment, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Religion, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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August 29, 2018 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Freedom of the Press, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Impeachment, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Religion, Uncategorized | Leave a comment