Monday, September 11, 2017

9/11 Was Just The Opening Act

I remember sitting down with a cup of tea and turning on CNN. Smoke was coming from one of the World Trade Center buildings and the news commentary was confused.
There was speculation about what had happened. News people were talking to each other and nothing informative was being said. I watched and then I saw a plane come into view and turn into the second tower.
I knew immediately that something horrific and deliberate was happening. I didn't have to listen to the audio. I knew.
I remained rooted to the TV all day. I never got out of my pjs. I watched the towers come down. I saw the people jumping to avoid the flames. I saw the people running and covered in ashes.
Until that moment, the most traumatic news moment in my lifetime was the assassination of JFK. That changed things. Government was never the same after that. It was hard to trust the government and Nixon made that painfully clear.
I wasn't alive for Pearl Harbor. I can only imagine what is was like, but I can only imagine what it was like after experiencing 9/11. I never felt totally vulnerable before.
I had lost trust in the government and was cynical. I had disdain for politicians. I saw political corruption as the norm. When George W. took us into Iraq it just reinforced my disdain. When the economy crumbled, I thought we might be witnessing the end of the United States as I knew it growing up.
Obama changed all that for me. He brought hope and optimism. It was like we were given a reprieve. I began to feel confidence and trust in our government.
My hope and optimism lasted 2 years. After the midterm elections, the Republican Party came back with a vengeance. Congress literally stopped functioning and we experienced 6 years of congressional sabotage.
Despite all that, Obama managed to lift the country from the verge of economic depression to economic recovery and stability. The auto industry was saved. The housing market was revived. The financial industry was solvent.
Obama got nothing from Congress. What he did, he did by strength of character and intelligence. He was not a panacea for everything that was wrong. He was hamstrung and some things went terribly wrong in our foreign policy.
Syria turned the Middle East into a hellish nightmare that went far beyond the stupidity of W's invasion of Iraq. The invasion of Iraq had destabilized the Middle East and Syria was the ultimate catastrophe resulting from that destabilization.
Iran also thrived after the destabilization of Iraq. It rose almost unopposed in political and military power. Something was rising out of the ashes of the Middle East. The invasion of Iraq let loose a demon that had been contained and restrained since World War II.
While the United States was traumatized and fumbling to find its way, Russia was taken over by a criminal enterprise headed by Vladimir Putin. Russia is no longer a political state. Russia is organized crime elevated to an unprecedented international level and operating under the guise of a sovereign nation.
Putin invested in the chaos in the Middle East and in our chaos in the United States. Putin's agents were everywhere sowing chaos and confusion and violence. Putin was buying opportunists across the globe. Putin was buying people who were willing to betray their countries in exchange for profit.
Putin was playing the long game. It takes time to infiltrate a political economic entity like the United States. It takes years and years. You have to find and cultivate traitors. You have to compromise them and bring them under your control.
Putin worked to destabilize Europe. NATO was and is a thorn in his side and the only way to neutralize NATO is to break up Europe. We saw the beginnings of that with Brexit.
On the home front we saw the infiltration and eventual takeover of the Republican Party by an alliance of political opportunists, racists, religious zealots, political action groups, and traitors.
To a much lesser extent we saw an infiltration of the Democratic Party that has manifested itself in extreme leftists who have mobilized under the rubric of the Antifa.
9/11 was the opening act either by design or happenstance for the rise of an international Russian criminal organization headed up by Vladimir Putin.

Putin needs to dismantle the EU to dismantle NATO. He needs to destroy the United States as a cogent, coherent political force because the United States is the most powerful country in the world and it has repeatedly stopped fascist, totalitarian states dead in their tracks.
We are in the midst of total war with Russia. Russia has won all the opening battles. Russia contaminated our elections. Russia has perfected the dissemination of disinformation and false news. Russia has seized control of our Executive Branch and much of the GOP leadership. Russia is our enemy and Russia has been having its way with us.
Our allies seem to be faring better with Russia. At the moment they have brought Russia's infiltration of Europe to a halt and are slowly expunging Russian influence from European politics.
We have a lot of ground to reclaim and a lot of catching up to do. Our fate seems to be in the capable hands of Robert Muller and Eric Schneiderman. They represent our front line in confronting Putin's criminal Russian enterprise.
We are a nation of laws. If we cannot defeat Putin with our own laws we are a nation no more. The battle is engaged and Muller and Schneiderman are facing off with Putin's prefect, his proxy here in the United Sates.
Holy Moly!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

What's Real, What's Not

What's Real
What's Not
Who's A Human
Who's A Bot
We are truly at war and deception is the preferred weapon. Reality is messy and unpleasant. Our enemy seeks to create chaos by adding to our confusion and unease.
The idea is to drive us mad. Madness is the desired outcome. Madness leaves us conflicted and causes disunity. We are unable to respond and defend ourselves.
Facts keep getting in the way of those who would conquer us. That's why those folks work tirelessly to present us with lies and alternative facts. Kellyanne Conway is a real life Cheshire Cat, but she is only one face, one voice among many.
If you want to get a handle on just how many voices there are, you need to understand how viruses work. Viruses cannot survive on their own. They need a host cell to attach to. Once they do that, they propagate throughout our bodies. Viruses are transmitted by carriers. A mosquito can be a carrier.
Imagine thousands of mosquitoes carrying a virus. Kellyanne and Sean and Rush and Alex and many more are native mosquitoes setting out to infect us. They are joined by an army of foreign mosquitoes who are soldiers in the army of Vladimir Putin.
Putin is the President of Russia. We are being attacked by Russia. We are in a war with Russia and it's allies. Some of our native mosquitoes are traitors.
Foreign mosquitoes transmit the virus they carry through disinformation campaigns. Social media is the main conduit for foreign mosquitoes. Facebook is one of their favorite habitats.
In the cyber world you can enhance your army with software robots. Yeah, a bot can do the work of millions of humans. Bots are all over social media. Bots pretend to be real human beings. Bots propagate fake news and information. They can mimic people. You can find yourself conversing and arguing with bots. Some of your best friends could be bots.
On November 8, 2016 we lost a decisive battle to Russia. We lost the Presidency. The election wasn't stolen from Hillary Clinton, it was stolen from the American people. If the election wasn't stolen, Hillary Clinton would be our president today.
Let that sink in. Our elections were stolen from us. We were denied our rightful President. Everyone of us lost regardless of who each of us voted for. The election was stolen from the American people.
The Russian campaign was years in the making. We were attacked on many fronts. In the end, a sizeable portion of us were infected by a series of Russian engineered viruses. A sizeable number of us became virus carriers and helped infect others of us - usually our families and friends.
Russia also used more traditional weapons: bribery; blackmail; violence; sabotage; and coercion come to mind. Russian actors infiltrated our Congress, our political campaigns, Evangelical Christians, the NRA, Bernie, Jill, and others.
Disinformation is a form of mind control. We have become disoriented and we have turned on each other. The war continues.
Holy Moly!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Eliminate The Trump

"Man, they said we better, accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between"

Lyrics by Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen
You know who ain't spendin' no time in the whale? Jim Acosta ain't. No he ain't, but I cain't say the same for anybody else.
We all have a responsibility to speak truth to power. The members of the press, that enjoy special protection under our Constitution, have an extra special responsibility to do so. We rely upon them.
Trump has been laying on bullshit for so long we are literally buried in it. The rest of the world is up to its eyeballs in it.
We screwed up big time by electing human excrement, but even a sinner deserves a break now and then. How about giving us one? Just level with us. Tell us the truth. Screw your ratings. Screw your bottom line. Screw your corporate masters. This has been going on far too long.
We are in danger. Real danger - not the North Korea bullshit danger that you were all reporting on. North Korea didn't back down from anything today. North Korea was just pulling our chain. The real headline in North Korea is U.S. Armed Forces staying the course like they've been doing for over 50 years. Not exactly new.
The real news that has been and continues to be eluding our press is that we have a criminal in the White House, a man who has betrayed our country for profit and self promotion. The real news is that this man is part of a continuing, successful invasion and infiltration of our country under the leadership of President Putin.
There are numerous subplots to this story, but they all go back to Russia - money laundering, racketeering, prostitution, enabling domestic terrorists, fomenting political and social unrest.
Sound extreme? You bet it does because our press has not been reporting on it with the dogged attention it deserves. Trump initially failed to condemn the Nazis and the KKK and the alt right in Charlotttesville.

He criticized industry leaders who refused to work with him, but refused to say anything negative about white supremacists just as he has refused to say anything negative about Putin. We've got a president who failed to call out Nazis.
I know some people who would find that strange. They would probably be taking to the streets over it.
Yesterday, Trump reluctantly made a totally insincere statement about the white supremacists and the KKK and the Nazis. He didn't take any questions when he finished. He squirmed the whole time - probably taking a dump in his pants. The press should have thrown their shoes at him.

Later that night our Shitter-In-Chief  said he was unfairly treated by the press and Tweeted a picture of his train smashing into the press.
If that weren't enough, he also re-Tweeted a post by a right wing extremist who has been admitted to the press room in the White House.
So much for the sincerity of Trump's criticism of the Nazis yesterday - just more bullshit. Speaking of white extremists, Trump has brought them into the White House. They are on his staff.

Here's a picture of Sebastian Gorka posing with his wife Katharine Gorka at Trump's Inaugural Ball wearing the medal of Vitezi Rend. Not familiar with Vitezi Rend - look it up.
Why hasn't Trump been held accountable for all this? Ask the Congressional leadership of the GOP.
Why hasn't Congress acted? Ask the press. Trump has attacked the press all along and they might just be afraid to take him on.
So where can you go for honest news? Try Twitter. There are patriots on Twitter from just about every political persuasion taking on Trump everyday. There are also a lot of Russian infiltrators on Twitter. It's not always easy to tell the difference, but it's doable if you work at it. Here's someone I just discovered today because another poster re-Tweeted his thread.

Start reading about Robert Mueller and his investigation. He's investigating all this on our behalf. He's an honest man. He deserves our support.
What can you do? Call your representatives and tell them this has gone on way too long. A young woman was murdered in Charlottesville just four days ago. This needs to stop now. There is no place for hate in the U.S.A.
Holy Moly!