arrogance, dogma, ignorance …

I feared using this title again, first used and quoting the late Jacob Bronowski a video clip embedded here a few months ago. Yet silly pipsqueaks from their trashy world have shamed themselves in their arrogance, dogma and ignorance.

With those MAGA hats I think this was a put-up job, the young men themselves allowing themselves to be ‘led on’ exactly as what happened in 1930’s Germany with Hitler Youth, 1960’s China with licensed vandals ie Red Guards. There was always a conscious brand identity and gang mentality to reinforce their stupidity, their arrogance, dogma and ignorance.

https://www.vox.com/2019/1/19/18189668/white-students-maga-gear-harass-native-elders

Why do people not strive to learn, to study, to do better, to live a cleaner life?  Is modern life so trashy they cannot understand or respect the life trials of others?  Skill, the ability to undertake a less than easy task is so very undervalued and increasingly pointless by swathes of society. As if clicking a few keys is seen as an achievement !

Its so sad accumulated history and experience seems to be near absent; as a sick joke from ‘above’ that mankind will always struggle to make a good job of itself. My commiseration to the venerable tribal elder.

trump has rendered viable the worst in human nature. He is much cleverer than he seems, much more intuitive and street savvy (and nasty). Realise his affiliation and adoration of Roy Cohn. Just as with Hitler and Mao with his ‘Red Guards’ he gives license to reckless vandals and thugs.

Another example … I  have new neighbours in rented property  next door and they too are proving themselves to be trashy ie front lawn increasingly messy, utterly no connection with the soil or making an effort, garden spiralling downhill, trashy limited so-called lives begetting more of the same ad infinitum. I know lots, can help them, have made effort to connect, nope they will see me as anachronistic, just an old man next door. How misinformed they are!!! We are seeing the product of four generations of tv and of a web centred life with little beyond. Tut tut.

 

postscript … Heres my original post utilising the words of Jacob Bronowski as the title. Never more have these words and such insight of Dr Bronowski been more vital in trying to see truth and morality in the dark times of the conman trump and his accomplices in their denial of truth, the facts, democracy, equality and equal rights for everyone.

https://wordpress.com/post/climate-change-briefing.com/946

 

f … for Fake ?

I started a facebook account a few days ago (which I have mothballed) and already knew it was a jumble of nonsense as any form of blogging platform; the local tie-in unwanted was an irritation as were ads which screamed ‘fake’.

An hour or more of my life wasted. Compounded by several logins foiled and insisting on a pic of myself log in after log in.  Needless to say it was a random piece of junk submitted.

But ….WTF !

facebook is a crappy cluttered trivial to extreme piece of junk. Yet think of all the lovely analytics it provides. Quite obscene. Life was never meant for such up the arse triviality called facebook. Or surveillence called facebook.

My reason for this post is the irony of trump endlessly hurling the insult FAKE to the Free Press ie journalists of acumen and hard effort yet when it comes to the fakery and nonsense of facebookhis little helper to election – he is silent. We can now see the extent of Russian manipulation via facebook. I’m sorry to say that I don’t hold Zuckerberg in any positive esteem.

 

 

Essential listening…

This is a good vid, straight into the nitty gritty … the stupidity of trump, the urgency of climate change, the arrogance and blind refusal of the GOP to accept climate change being real and the problem is here right now … notice Noam Chomsky tells us of the obscene roll-back of USA Emmisions Laws … they admit they don’t care and it ‘doesn’t matter’ ….. the bar is set so low now that people are limboing in the mud itself.

 

Comparing what trump says to reality …

Theres nothing clever about what I’m posting here, its for anyone that cares to read it, easily found,  primarily tonight its for me to see what are the facts as compared to the jumble of nonsense that emanates from the White House ie a few hours before the tv speech to the Nation. donalds words are not merely nonsense but hard clever spin to work a dark magic, a nasty magic. It is indeed a sad retrograde world we live in, or more exactly a retrograde White House that journalists continually have to fact check anything with a trump tag attached and continually every time find the BS has to be corrected. Yet the Chief Spewer of Misinformation as is typical of the present time is in fact a total fake, an insult he prefers to lobb at the Free Press when in fact he is the guilty culprit.

Nice reading, aligns the facts, injects some reality …

https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-speech-shutdown-border/index.html

Deeply misleading is a term used further down the page at CNN re the misinformation being promoted from no. 1600 ….  yes trump and Pence can certainly be guilty of that; continually and with vigour.

 

 

Postscript a day later; I find it hard to believe there are people still hanging around to be part of the nonsense trump White House. Last nights broadcast to the Nation was a web of lies and mis-truth, thank goodness for the journalists to check all this.  For someone supposedly ‘so adept’ (NO) at tv…  donalds chat must have appeared as the most crass stilted moronic item of propaganda conceivable. I feel sorry for  impressionable old folk, dementia patients etc that now must be haunted by crazed hammer wielding fiends from across the border. I think however the real threat as always an inversion of what he says is in fact donald himself. Without any shred of doubt we can now see ‘wheres he’s coming from’ …..

Thers lots of border wall already for two legged hammer weilding assailants, sufficient. But surely donalds forgotten the airports, lorries, cargo, containers, freight?

Light relief … heres donald signing blank paper …. https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-might-have-tweeted-a-photo-of-himself-signing-a-blank-bill-government-shutdown-2018-12?r=US&IR=T

Michael Moore ….

This must be a worthwhile interview as it had me interested 100%, often my mind gets sidetracked (I can no way watch a full length film or even desire to do so these last thirty years) but for this I’m tuned in no problem. Its difficult to find anyone these days  that can put words together work with mallaeable viewpoints and not arrive arrive already pre-conditoned and so very set in their ways from whatever, from Fox. Thinking seems to be very much out of fashion; out in the world in my little chance encounters theres seemingly no discussion, its merely people embedding themselves in ‘camps’, its all pre-set;  even on subject matter that they would struggle with if having to speak on the matter for more than a couple of minutes.  Increasingly peoples views are based on a varnish thin information pool…. trump realises this.

 

 

 

postscript … this is how dumb djt can appear … https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/trump-cabinet-meeting_us_5c2d2363e4b08aaf7a958218?ec_carp=2498939344052014893&guccounter=1&guce_referrer_us=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_cs=gjzWYinDVArUi4VtINwm1g

 

(trump)

How we will detest that name, that term in years to come. Synonymous with confusion and backward progress unique to trump.

Huffing and puffing, endlessly faking it, a low-down rotten-useless pantomime dame, everything including any mindful consideration reduced to a tiny dollop of a minute or two; the ultimate tv manipulator.

He is wasting the time of America and the world. I’ve met kids like him at school, what he has should have been thrashed out of him sixty years ago.

Recently a pointless grossly expensive charade to Iraq to not meet one Iraqi, turning it into mindless brainless selfies and MAGA hats. And the carbon footprint!

Now he wants to eject controls re pollution for coal burning. HOW UTTERLY out of step.

But he’s not as stupid as he seems, his progress has been to hammer a carefully graded wedge into the heart of America. To rive friends, families, towns regions into polarized camps. Wow, no-one even thought two years ago a cardboard tv reality actor could or would have achieved such devastation. He had prostitutes urinate on a bed in Russia, his own grave will be pissed on freely.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/29/donald-trump-impeachment-congress-house-senate

trump is strangling democracy, twisting a tourniquet on free thinking, stamping a jackboot onto the throats of the needy, he does nothing but create anxiety, set neighbour against neighbour.  And very clever at it too !

 

 

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trump and his multi-pronged attack on decency and truth …..

trump …

What a nasty taste that leaves in the mouth.

Its a news story that looks as if its getting ‘buried’.

He likes to throw a suprise punch, his Boxing Day jaunt to Iraq proving the emptiness of his wasteful needless pointless bullshit so-called Presidency.

A huge and expensive VC-25 taken across the globe for three hours in Iraq, not meeting one single person of that country, blowing the security of Navy Seals and doing little more than offer an op for selfies, MAGA hats and wear an embarrassing bomber jacket. This really would have been an ideal situation for body doubles, or for a photoshop job as per the recent creepy White House Christmas pic;  about as genuine as a bag of liquorice novelties. The military should have had presence of mind to not fawn to this overly expensive stunt.

The whole jaunt smacks of Ivanka and Jared, a kick in the teeth to ordinary folk (witness the Gov shutdown) … and a chance to take some of the Presidential ‘kit’ out on a jaunt before they lose claim to the use of any of it. Public service, honest endeavour, moving forward are the last thing on their minds.

Meanwhile this complete SECRET MISSION was visible to any plane enthusiast in the world as they tracked the VC-25 of which the only two in existence are scheduled as Air Force One (ie a Military version adapted from a 747)  …. people in the UK were able to track and photograph it as it flew overhead.

trump would particularly delight in the irony of the needless expenditure of so much resources and aviation fuel ie defying the problem of climate change for a nothing event.

My view personally is that ordinary people are going to have to pull their horns in and see the end of low cost access anywhere air travel. We are all going to have to see a carbon based lifestyle much reduced no matter how much we kick against the traces.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/27/politics/donald-trump-secret-trip-iraq/index.html

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/27/air-force-one-spotted-in-sheffield-how-uk-enthusiast-revealed-trumps-iraq-trip

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/27/trump-iraq-location-tweet-troops-visit-revealed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_VC-25