Germany 1936 vs USA 2020

I know many of my views are unpopular. It’s been that way for over 2 millennia–I just come across that way. Why? Because I choose to say what I BELIEVE is factual.

Am I always right? Of course not–no human, whether living or dead–is always right, no matter what some may tell you. Nevertheless, I give it an honest effort. Many of your leaders do not.

For some reason, many of you and your contemporaries, accept what are obvious fallacies, as factual–you know “Promises made, Promises kept.” Try these:

  • Is “The Wall” completed from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico? NO
  • Has Mexico paid for the wall as promised? NO
  • Is employment up? NO
  • Do people feel secure in their homes? NO
  • Are they confident that they can afford their rent or house payments? NO
  • IS healthcare available and affordable for all Americans? NO
  • Did COVID-19 miraculously disappear, as promised? NO
  • Are Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran (AMONG OTHERS)
    pumping false information into the media to affect our
    election outcomes? YES
  • Are your elected officials ensuring an honest election? NO
  • Are some officials benefiting from foreign interference? NO
  • Do you even care?

If you want the shit scared out of you, get a pen. a tablet, and a clipboard. Watch Netflix’s Hitler – A Career and keep track of how many techniques and practices from NAZI Germany are occurring today in America.

I hope that you suffer neither a stroke nor a heart attack, If you do, after watching and thinking about things, you just might care.

It’s up to you.

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The Real Politicians of DC

The most blatantly false television broadcasts (besides Fox News) are reality shows. The Real Housewives of [fill in the blank] dress like June Cleaver, act like they’re in Behind the Green Door, and lie like the serpent in the Garden of Eden. However, they cannot hold a black, sulfurous candle to the politicians on the air this week.

Here are some guidelines:

  • If something exists that is inconvenient–something like, say, 183,000 dead Americans due to coronavirus–just speak of it in the past tense as if it no longer exists.
  • If a foreign government has kompromat on you that could be used for blackmail, just say that the really important thing is that the leader of that government says nice things about you.
  • Don’t worry if dozens of your inner circle are in jail, under indictment, or convicted of crimes–after all you can (and probably will) commute their sentences.*
  • When in doubt, build the whole nominating convention around your wife, children, in-laws, sycophants, a few toadies, and if possible, some interesting puppets. (Too bad the Muppets weren’t available–at least they are entertaining.)
  • If you are dead set against immigration, feature your wife, a one time nude (aka porn) model who was allowed into the US under a so-called “genius” visa (Huh?? Say what??). PLEASE remember to keep her parents and other relatives who came in via chain migration out of sight.

And, most importantly, even if you’ve run the national debt to monumental levels, driven unemployment through the roof, stripped people of healthcare, and have the Foreclosure King as your Secretary of the Treasury as millions are at risk for losing their homes, tell everybody:

Only I can fix it!

*DO NOT pardon colleagues, toadies, and sycophants. If you do, they could tell the truth without the legal concern of self incrimination.

Illegal Order

Two United States Naval Academy alumni confronted the combat armored and combat armed Border Patrol thugs. (They aren’t actually troops and I cannot bring myself to refer to them as officers.)

The Naval Academy graduates did not know one another, having graduated years apart. Each had decided to go to Portland Oregon merely to observe. However, the early action of the trump’s militia were so brutal that they approached the thugs and asked if they understood the oath they had taken to the US Constitution.

The alumni also pointed out that they, as US Naval officers–one US Navy and one US Marine Corps–had been taught that they were REQUIRED to refuse to carry out illegal orders. The thugs were operating under an illegal order. The thugs response?

They tear gassed the US Navy and US Marine Corps veterans.

Click her for the entire story.

I predict that it will take the legitimate federal authorities decades to undo this travesty in order to regain the trust of US citizens.

Confederate Coincidence

As the debate continues about Confederate monuments, I’d like for you to consider a few issues:

  1. After the Civil War, Reconstruction, which was despised by the South, ended about 1877. This ushered in the Jim Crow era, which included various laws and practices to effectively disenfranchise and disadvantage the freed slaves.
  2. Many, if not most monuments to the Confederate soldiers were erected after 1890 and peaked about 1909, when segregation was the norm, especially in the South.
  3. It is not coincidence that more than a few of the monuments to confederate soldiers were located on sites that were former slave markets or whipping posts where slaves were flogged in public. You don’t have to be Sigmund Freud to figure out the not-so-hidden message.

I keep hearing apologia that the Confederate soldiers honored by these monuments were not traitors. Merriam Webster provides the definitions below. Many of those depicted in statues and other monuments attended or graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, where they had taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. These include Robert E. Lee, Braxton Bragg, A.P. Hill, George Pickett, and John Bell Hood. For a more inclusive list, click here. They all took up arms and waged war against the country to which they had sworn an oath.

Definition of traitor

1 : one who betrays another’s trust or is false to an obligation or duty 2 : one who commits treason

Definition of treason

1 : the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family 2 : the betrayal of a trust

Let’s Teargas the Mayor!

I must admit that after more that 2,400 years of observing humanity people, it’s hard to be amazed or to see stupidity than I’ve never seen before. Two-thousand four hundred years is a long time.

I’m amazed at the stupidity that is occurring in your world these days.

What kind of idiocy would compel your border patrol people, untrained in municipal law enforcement, armed with military weapons, and wearing combat uniforms to begin arresting people?

While they were at it, one of them decided to start teargassing elected officials.

I think I’ll return to my sewer–it’s a better place than this.

Presidential Militias

The use of federal troops independent of state and local authorities in Portland, Oregon is disturbing. Word is that Chicago, Illinois will be next. After that, they may be coming to a neighborhood near you.

It’s bad enough that your president has manged to get para-military forces at his command. It’s worse that Americans in the employ of the federal government who have sworn an oath to the US Constitution have changed their allegiance to Trump and are complicit, if not worse.

I say that you should go all the way or not at all. If you don’t have the common sense to stop, then make Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich your role models.

If you don’t know about Himmler and Heydrich, perhaps you should read up on them. You could learn a lot–even though, in the long run, things did not work out well for them.

History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes.

Trump & Kaepernick

Living over the millennia, as I have, I’ve had the chance to observe many social practices, including thousands of military practices. I’ve seen all manor of uniforms, marching, salutes, and other customs. Invariably, they are expected to be followed.

Recently, there has been criticism of athletes for kneeling during your National Anthem rather than standing. Your president is one of those who criticize this practice.

The picture above is from the Whitehouse website and appears to show the Trumps during the playing of your National Anthem. The first lady has her hand over her heart and the musicians appear to be in the middle of playing something. Your president has his hands at his sides. It’s possible that he’s attempting to stand at attention. In any case, he is not rendering proper honors.

Throughout the playing of the anthem, civilians show respect by placing their right hand over their heart. Military members, unless in formation, render a salute. Veterans may either salute or place their hand over their heart–a relatively recent change.

Military members in formation stand at attention and the service member at the front–often the senior member or officer responsible for the unit–renders the salute for the entire formation. In any case, a salute is rendered from the bugle call “To the colors” (if played) or from the first note of the anthem and maintained until the bugle call to secure or the last note of the anthem is played.

If the anthem is, in fact, being played in this picture, your president is not rendering proper honors to the flag. He is not in formation with a senior rendering the salute. He is not saluting.

Perhaps, like Colin Kaepernick, he is silently protesting during the playing of the anthem.

Roger Stone

Oh! What a tangled web we weave,
when first we practice to deceive.

If it’s true that people are known by the company they keep, what does that say about your president?

Commuting Roger Stone’s sentence was a most interesting move. Please notice that Trump did not pardon him, but merely commuted his sentence. Why?

If Stone had been pardoned, then he would no longer be at risk of being retried for his crimes. However, by having his sentence commuted, he will have to invoke the fifth amendment to protect himself–and coincidentally others–from incrimination.

In other words, Stone’s silence has been bought and paid for.

Putin would be proud of his protege.