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USA. THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH

USA: (Magical Republic) MINISTRY OF TRUTH 2017/10/20
In Orwell’s novel “1984” the language of Oceania is called “Newspeak” and methinks this will soon become the language of USA that Magical Republic. In Oceania there is the “Ministry of Love” (secret police, interrogation, and torture), Ministry of Peace (Ministry of War), and the Ministry of Truth (propaganda, alternate facts and History) in USA there is the Emperor.
The new combed-over Emperor keeps ranting about the media and “Fake News” this is, I think, a plot to eventually gain control of the news and undermine the truth. He has maligned and, I would hazard to say, slandered every major News outlet in USA but one, and that one wouldn’t know the truth if it bit it on the backside. It is almost as Yogi Berra said “Déjà vu” all over again as Trumps war against the media is reminiscent of Nazi Germany in the 30s. Tell a big lie long enough and it will become the truth.
The new Emperor labels all criticism, including that which is legitimate, of him and his court “Fake News” and the reporters of such as “Dishonest” people and they along with the media outlet they work for should have their credentials and their licenses investigated. If this should come about it is the first step along the road to control and censorship. The shadow of the “Ministry of Truth” looms large on the horizon. The Emperor like so many would be tyrants adheres to the 1st Amendment of their Constitution only when it is convenient. The majority of the time it is a nuisance and can be ignored.
If Emperor Comb Over isn’t ranting against the Media he is rattling his sabre, threatening fire and destruction to certain nations for developing nuclear weapons. At every opportunity he seems to deliberately provoke these nations and undermine the efforts to his Foreign Secretary to attempt a diplomatic solution. He publicly criticises his allies for not doing more and complains that certain treaties that have been made in the past are unfair to USA and need to be torn up and renegotiated. He has, it seems, set himself a gaol of demolishing all the work of previous administration and rewriting History to his liking. In his conceit he has proclaimed himself the “Greatest Deal Maker” a dubious title at best. His idea of deal making relies on innuendo, lies, threats, and bullying. He is the quintessential braggart and bully. He is to put it bluntly a “Head Case”.
This, orange-haired Emperor has little or no empathy or compassion in fact I think it is safe to say he tends to be very callous. The Republics’ armed forces lost 4 of it special forces warriors and when Orange-Hair call to wish condolences to one young widow who is with child he had the gall to say “Well he knew what he was getting into.” Such callousness is absolutely despicable and only an ignoramus would dare say that. Well unless something unforeseen should occur, like a bolt of lightning, the world is stuck with the Orange-Haired Emperor Comb- Over for the next 1, 441 days. Surely the Fates will not permit his re-election.

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THE HYPOCRICY

THE HYPOCRICY
2017/10/05
It is now four days since the latest mass shooting in the U.S. which occurred in Las Vegas. This time the deranged individual opened fire from a 32nd floor suite in the Mandalay Hotel down on a Country and Western concert with some 22,000 people in attendance. In the aftermath of this atrocity where 58 were killed and more than 520 wounded the hypocrisy of the American political system kicked into high gear. The standard phrases were spouted. “Our thought and prayer go out to the families of those killed or wounded”, “This is not the time to discuss gun control”, “This is not a gun control issue. It is a mental health issue”. These clichés are sickening. The hypocritical politicians bow their heads and spew prayers to a being who in my opinion does not exists as if this will solve the problem. The evangelical preachers blame it on the devil and the godless society they claim their country has become. No one in a position of power seems to have the courage to tell it like it is. There are to many damn guns in the hands of civilians and America has a massive gun problem. Every time a mass shooting happens the N.R.A. goes quiet as if in a huddle to figure out how they can best profit from the carnage. After a shooting people rush out to by more guns, they say is for protection, but in reality it is adding to the problem.
The shooter in this instance, Stephen Paddock, will be classified as a mentally deranged person and he more than like was but he was also a very methodical terrorist. It is reported that he had planned and built up an arsenal of 29 weapons and 1000’s of rounds of ammunition for a long time, reconnoitring the Vegas Strip and it is suggested he checked out another concert held the weekend before. These are the actions of a cunningly insane person. No motive has been found for his actions but maybe he just wanted the notoriety. From the moment he shot his first victim he went into the history books because every time the Las Vegas Massacre is mentioned his name will stand out prominently.
It is almost certain that individuals of this stripe are suffering from some form of mental illness yet the U.S. laws allows these persons easy access to weapons. State and Federal government will ban certain weapons one year only to revoke the ban a few years later when the government changes. They allow the manufacturing and sales off devices that are made specifically for enhancing the power of weapons and now they are set to pass a law allowing silencers to be legally purchased. The Americans boast about their Democracy but in reality the live in a dictatorship run by the N.R.A. in partnership with the weapons manufacturers.
Perhaps Euripides was correct when he stated “Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first drive mad”. Evidence shows that the United States of America is governed by Mad Men.

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THE ??????? IN THE WHITE HOUSE

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MOUNTEBANK PRESIDENT

MOUNTEBANK PRESIDENT
2017/06/19
One of the favourite sayings attached to a Mountebank or Con-Artist is “Believe Me” or variations of that. President Trump is overly fond of that expression. There are times when watching him speak the image of a Snake Oil purveyor comes to mind. There is also that of a land swindler who has Prime Water Front Property in the Florida Everglades.
A day or so ago on CNN they had cameras at a Cabinet meeting with Trump and his people present. The first part of the telecast was Trump spouting personal aggrandisements and boasting as to how he is the most productive President in History. This self praise was followed by each of the cabinet members thanking him and praising him like the clique of “Yes Toddies” they are. President Trump may just be the greatest “CON-MAN” ever. He some how managed to con almost 63 million gullible American citizens to vote for him. I think his candidacy started off as a possible lark that soon snowballed out of control and now Trump is so far over his head he is on the verge of drowning and he had no business running for President. Trump is like a small child demanding praise and attention and if denied reacts as any spoiled young child by throwing tantrums. Somewhere along the line his humility gene got cannibalized by his narcissistic gene and the world got an orange-haired Troglodyte. After he is long gone the Oxford Dictionary will revise the definition of “Conceit” to mean “an individual with Trump-like characteristics” (see Trump).
Trump is also the epitome of vindictiveness with his almost continuous stream of insultingly derogatory Tweets. He is trying to govern the country by “Social Media”. He has, I believe, conned himself into thinking he is a genius and infallible. His pettiness has no bounds and he is determined to destroy every act done by his predecessor and turn the world back 50 years to be remade according to Trump. On the evening news the other day Trump announced in, “Little Havana”, a neighbourhood in Miami, that he was reversing some of the deals made by the previous (Obama) administration with Cuba. In said it was a one sided deal giving Cuba everything and the U.S. nothing. Irregardless of the deal made by anyone else Trump always insists he can do better. Neither he nor the Republicans can get over the fact that Obama, an educated Blackman with class beat them twice in elections and they are out to destroy his legacy.
The latest out of the White House is that he is/is not under investigation for Obstruction of Justice, Neither Trump nor his staff seem able to get their act together and get on the same page. The White House also says that Trump has the legal right to fire the Special Prosecutor appointed by the Deputy Attorney General, but he won’t do it. Maybe he realizes that if he did that he would add more fuel to the fire making it look more and more that something has gone on. Either way if he isn’t impeached or forced to resign soon the world is stuck with the buffoon for 4 years and the fates forbid he gets re-elected.

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THE VETTING OF A PRESIDENT

THE VETTING OF A PRESIDENT
2017/06/12
It is just over four months since the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. It has been roughly 140 days of chaos, stupidity, lies, and incompetence. To say that Trump is totally unfit for the job is a gross understatement.
I am not an expert on the American Political system but fortunately politicians are the same the world over so with that in mind let me voice a few thoughts on the American Presidency and Political make up of the day.
In the U.S. there is a Republican President a Republican Congress and a Republican Senate in other words the Executive (President) and the Legislative (Congress/Senate) and even the independent Judiciary is Republican dominated. As long as this is the case the hullabaloo over Trump will remain just that a lot of gum beating. Today at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings, James Comey the former head of the F.B.I. (Federal Bureau of Investigation) was the star attraction. The committee questioned Comey about his meetings with Trump prior to being fired by Trump. They are trying to find if Trump obstructed Justice by vaguely suggesting that Comey and the F.B.I. drop their investigation into the former N.S.A. (National Security Advisor) Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and his connection to the Russians, if any. There is proof that the Russians hacked into the Democrat Party E-mail and released a lot of damaging e-mails about the Democrats candidate for President, Hilary Clinton, which interfered with the election process. There is talk about impeachment but that is all it will remain until the Republicans begin to realize that Trump is going to cost them seats in the mid-term elections in 2018 and they could lose their majority in the Congress.
It is known that Trump is a pathological liar yet to about 40% of the American voters he is akin to the second coming as one can get. He is narcissistic, overbearing, spoiled, smug, and 70 going on 13. He is determined that he can make better deals than all his predecessors. He is also obsessed with destroying everything that Obama accomplished. He is a racist and it must gall him to no end that a black man with far more class and intelligence than himself could become President. There are reports that when Trump was told of the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the so called Russian Affair he went ballistic. Personally just form looking at him I can see that. In his arrogant conceit he is going to cause possible irreparable damage between the U.S. and its’ allies.
During his campaign for the Presidency he kept referring to a Deep Vetting process for refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries and an alright ban on people coming from six Muslim States that he maintains aid terrorism. Why didn’t the Republican Party do an in-depth vetting of him. This is twice now that the Republicans have screwed up on checking out candidates. The first was Sarah Palin for vice-President and it didn’t take long for them to realize their mistake with her. Trump is a buffoon and I think every derogatory word in the English language, and a few others, have been used to the point of boring repetitiveness to describe him. In closing it looks like the world is stuck with him for the next four years. That is if the world survives those same four years.

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REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN=VILLAGE IDIOT

REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN = VILLAGE IDIOT.
2017/04/01
The American Webster’s Dictionary should change its definition of Republican Politician from: A Politician belonging to the Republican Party to “VILLAGE IDIOT”.
It seems that since the election of a Republican President that the true colours of the Republican Party have been shown. From the comments and theories spouting out of the mouths of Senators and Congressmen it seems that the Republicans have cornered the market on “Village Idiots” and the U.S. is the “Dumb Ass” capitol of the world. I guess it doesn’t help when the President is the King of Dumb Asses whom I am sure if his parents had known what they had wrought on the world would have had him drowned at birth. If he wasn’t so dangerous it would be funny.
It is as though every nut bar Republican state and Federal Politicians has broken free from their cocoon, like Locusts, to devour every logical thought that came before. The latest example of the mentality of these people comes from a Republican Senator from Pennsylvania who has suggested that because of the growing number of people on the Planet that the body heat we collectively give off could be responsible for the rising temperature. Betwixt the climate change deniers and the evangelical bible thumpers it is, if a nonbeliever may use the term, a miracle that the country hasn’t broken up into a series of armed conclaves. The Republican Senator who chairs the House Science Committee doesn’t believe in science yet he controls the budget for what science is being done. The Secretary of Education, believes in Private Religion based schools over the Public System. Admittedly the American Public Education system isn’t that good where 32 million or 14% of the population can’t read; 21% of adults read below a 5th grade level and 19% of High School graduates can’t read. I will, of course, say that the literacy rate in Canada isn’t that great either.
It has been Republican Senators or Congressmen who have come up with some of the most incredibly stupid statements. One Congressman claimed that a woman could not become pregnant from being raped because her body will not allow fertilization. Another on the subject of climate change stated “God promised after the great flood never to destroy the Human race in that manner again”. In a previous blog I said that “there must be a school that Republicans go to learn stupid” the more I read quotes from leading republicans such as the late Ronald Regan who said “Facts are stupid things” or “Trees cause pollution” the more I’m convinced. Of course in the views of the Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Presidential adviser Kellyann Conway these off the wall ridiculous statements are “ALTERNATE FACTS” (Lies). I pray to the Moirai (Fates) that the world will survive the next 4 years with these sorry excuses for Humans.

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BEDLAM USA

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BEDLAM U.S.A.
2017/02/20

A few days ago the world witnessed the “mad would be Emperor” hold a news conference that quickly devolved into a rant against the American Press and any other subject that irks the “Orange-haired Looney”, that is the President. What the people have sown they now are reaping for this man is surely unstable.
When a country starts down the road to dictatorship those leading the march first attack the media. With control of the media comes control of propaganda and lies become the truth.
The news is warped, filtered and falsified to the benefit of those in power. When the truth does get out it is brutally suppressed and those who dare to present it are enemies of the state. Already President Trump has stated “that the press is the enemy of the American people”, this is also the words of every dictator the world has witnessed, from Bolshevism to Fascism to Nazism, they all first controlled the news. The Ministry of Truth (1984) where lies are the truth and History is rewritten daily. Love becomes Hate, Peace becomes War and society is in a constant state of chaos. Is the United States and for that matter the rest of the world looking at the birth of “Big Brother” and is Trump the first of that Dynasty? Trump calls the media “FAKE NEWS” yet he boasts about accomplishments that haven’t happened and makes up lies to make himself look good. He cannot abide criticism of himself or his family.
Everyone knows that politicians bend the truth when necessary and that they know the pitfalls of out right lying. Trump lies and does so blatantly without regard to the trouble he is fermenting. He seems to live in his own delusional reality where he and only he is correct. Every other word that spews out of his mouth is in praise of what he does or those he has chosen as worthy. He is the Orange-haired, Midas touched Caesar, Tsar, Kaiser, and Emperor of all he beholds. He is in some opinions a prime candidate for “BEDLAM” (an infamous Mental Institution in London founded in 1257), Because he is a so called business mogul he cannot seem to fathom that one cannot run a country as you would a company. It wouldn’t be a surprise if he looks upon the populace as his employees who can be ordered about and fired if they step out of line.
He has found the perfect scapegoat in Muslims painting all of them with the radical brush. As Hitler used the Jews blaming them for all of Germanys’ problems Trump uses the Muslims and illegal immigrants. A lot of Americas’ problems with out siders stems from their failed Foreign Policies of past Republican Administrations. Theodore Roosevelt said “Speak softly but carry a big stick”, the “speak softly” got thrown out and the big stick became Drones. America has sown the wind in different corners of our planet and now under Trump they will reap the whirlwind. A mentally 13-year-old is playing “Commander in Chief” looking for an excuse to push the button just to see what happens.
(There once was a blue green planet orbiting its yellow sun then one day…………………)

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USA: THE DAWN OF THE DARK AGE

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USA: THE DAWN OF THE DARK AGE.
2017/02/07

On 8 Nov. 2016 a new Emperor was elected in the Magical Republic of USA. After roughly 18 months of campaigning the choice came down to whether there would be an Emperor or for the first time in their history an Empress. Alas and Alack the working masses of the Republic chose an Emperor and the darkness started to stir.
Under the strange political system that the Republic of USA uses there is a transition period between the out going and incoming Emperors, this is roughly 72 days. On January 20 the new Emperor was sworn in and the forces of darkness which had been gathering started to slowly manifest themselves. The new emperors’ inauguration speech was not uplifting or optimistic in its’ contents but one of gloom and pessimism painting a dark picture of what the Emperor perceived to be the state of the Magical Republic.

It has been 17 days since the new emperor took the throne and he has managed in that short time to upset if not insult leaders of at least 3 other countries. He has started the process to undo all that the previous enlightened Emperor accomplished in his 8-year tenure. The new emperor has banned people from 7 nations who happen to be of a certain religious persuasion painting them all with the Terrorist brush. This ban has been carefully planed as it does not include nations that the Emperor has business dealings with. He has withdrawn from some trade talks and set in process a means to renegotiate other trade deals. He has given tax breaks to the wealthy and deregulated the banking industry giving them free reign. His nominees for cabinet positons are all millionaire businessmen with one being an outright white supremacist.
Now just 17 days into his reign the new Emperor of the Magical Republic has possibly brought that republic to the verge of a constitutional crisis. His immigration ban was over thrown by one of the Republics’ Courts and the Emperor took his anger out by attacking “that so called Judge” as the Emperor describe him saying that if anything “bad happens, blame him”. This “orange haired troglodyte of dubious intelligence and stability has in the past 2 ½ weeks managed to cause a large amount of concern amongst world leaders. He is the quintessential “Loose Cannon” and anything or one is liable to end up in the crosshairs.
So from the enlightened days of the previous Emperor we now lay witness to the approaching darkness and the possible birth of a new evil.

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THE FATES ARE FICKLE

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THE FATES ARE FICKLE.
2016/11/09

I wonder if the German People in 1933 felt like the people of the United States must feel today. I don’t think they fully realize what they have done. Is this the start of Americas trip down the road to Fascism? Is Trump Americas’ Fueher or Il Duce?
I, like a great many other observers can’t quite believe that the American people could be so gullible as to elect this most dangerous man. This bigoted, racist, troglodyte will soon be sitting in the White House with his hand inches from the Nuclear Button. To make matter worse is the fact that the Republicans retained their majority in the Senate. Looks like the predictions of another longer world wide recession is just around the corner. Trump is determined to throw out every trade agreement he doesn’t like starting with NAFTA. He is going to return the U.S. to the days of isolationism. He is to blind to realize that like it or not Globalism is here to stay and he will merely destroy his country’s economy and plunge the world into a long hard recession.
Like Hitler, Trump believes he knows more about Military Operations than his Generals. At least Hitler had military experience that led him to believe that. Trump on the other hand managed to stay out of the military using medical and educational deferments. To hear this individual speak one would think him semi-literate as he as very poor usage of the English Language. He pays others to keep the charade that he is a business genius alive. His so called best seller “The Art of the Deal” was ghostwritten for him. He claims to know his Bible yet can’t say which is his favourite passage.

Well the deed is done and the U.S. and the rest of the world will have to wait and see what will happen. Who knows he might surprise us all but then I think you would have to believe in the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny. One of the mottos of the U.S. is “IN GOD WE TRUST” I sure hope that trust is well placed. Our Southern Cousins have made their bed, now they must lay in it.

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CLINTON-1 TRUMP-0

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CLINTON-1/TRUMP-0 2016/09/27

I am starting this piece on Saturday 24 Sept. in preparation for the first Clinton/Trump debate on Monday 26th Sep. evening. When the debate was first announced I said to myself that I wouldn’t be watching it. On reflection I have changed my mind and will watch it, mainly out of curiosity. I find American politics most confusing and entertaining in that I personally think their system of governing is nothing but a complete farce.
(Sun.25th)
In approximately 34 hours the two combatants will begin their verbal fencing attempting to score points at the expense of the other. This verbal duel could, at times, prove quite contentious as one of the duelists has a propensity to extort the truth (lie) and unless the moderators have changed their stance will not call either debater out. It should, hopefully, be quite a contest with each trying to out do the other.
It is now the 26th and approximately 10 hours from the start of the “War of Verbiage”. Perhaps we will end up likening this debate (duel) to an other such contest betwixt Burr and Hamilton. That one ended with Hamilton dead. Of course nothing like that will happen but I dare say there are those who would like to see one if not both of the candidates dead. American politics can be so volatile.
It is now just 90 minutes from the start of the first of three debates. Who knows one party might take such a beating that he will refuse further humiliation. That is just my guess. The Republican Debater has already complained publicly that he thinks the moderators will not treat him fairly. What that is, is an excuse beforehand if he loses. It is never his fault but rather always others are to blame. So now I will wile away the next 90 minutes twiddling my thumps in expectation.
It is now 11 hours after the first debated ended with Trump taking a beating. For the first 15 minutes or so Trump held his ground and acted somewhat Presidential but it didn’t take much for the old Trump with his lies and denials to surface and when that happened Clinton played him perfectly and Trump with his foot jammed in his mouth went down in flames. True to Trump fashion everyone and thing conspired against him. From the left leaning biasness of the moderator, Lester Holt of NBC News, to a faulty microphone were responsible but it was his own hubris and braggadocio that did him in. Watching his performance, I was once again reminded of the old news clips from the 30s’ and 40s’ of Mussolini’s pompous facial expressions. The demagogue just couldn’t control himself erroneously blaming Clinton and the Obama administration for all the woes of the country. He even suggested that China should invade North Korea and end that country’s nuclear threat. He blamed Clinton for negotiating trade agreements that he considered the worst ever leaving the U.S. in economic distress. Trump wants to return to the old Reagan “Trickle Down” style economy with massive tax breaks for the rich with the idea that it would create jobs. It didn’t work before so what makes him think it will work now. He blamed Clinton and Obama for the creation of ISIS when the fault lies with the last Bush administration ouster of Saddam Hussein leaving Iraq ripe for extremists to seize power. Trump was asked why after 5 years of supporting the “Birther” movement he suddenly changed horses in mid-stream two weeks ago. He didn’t answer. Trump also had the audacity to boast how he used the law to declare bankruptcy six and not pay sub-contractors. He accused Clinton of not having the temperament to be President where in his case he as an outstanding temperament. This brought a laugh from the audience. What is also laughable is Trump believes his own propaganda. What isn’t so laughable is the millions of voters who follow him knowing he is a “CON-MAN” but despite this might just put in in office. If this should happen may the Fates protect us as he is likely as not to push the ‘BUTTON” if slighted.
All in all, it was an interesting debate and if the trend set continues the Clinton just might kick some Trump butt come November.

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