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trump got what he wanted …

Putin too.

ie mayhem, chaos, destruction; the denigration of the USA.

But theres still a lot of good in America. My own view is that social media and the web is quite a dangerous breeding ground for nonsense, enabling skewed vision and shallow thought, unfortunates get together and bolster themselves, the web allowing them to fuel their sense of grievance, injustice and hurt. Its also my own view that education seems to have failed, America often has the reputation of being ‘hermetically sealed’ to the workings and cultures of the wider world.

I just never have been able to fathom why any decent person is so taken in by trump, who always was and has been proven repeatedly to be destructive and never in any way ever been fit for Office. The mantra ‘great again’ is mindless, quite moronic. Does none of the trump supporters ever consider the meaning of words, their depth, their implication and meaning, their historical or entymological precedent? It is trump himself and his unseen backers that are indeed ‘Deep State’ if any such thing exists, the Janus finger of trump accusatory zeal being in fact most pertinent to himself, ie a showman, conman, fake and merely a practiced tv shadow. Its incredible also but happens every few decades that people can be so taken in by slogans and repeated catchphrase jingoism, now there is a word that hasn’t be heard for a long time …. ‘jingoism’!

Theres is no depth to any of this catchphrase slogan rallying, nothing has substance, nothing holds an arguament or a discussion for more than a mere few seconds, as with the assailants of the Capitol, get each one on their own without their backup buddies and their ability to argue ‘their case’ will soon falter, will evaporate; all that remains is a need to belong to something, to find kindred souls, to air grievance and mutually sympathise and to engender in actual reality a quite slender sense of purpose. Witness that once the assailants had gained entry all they did was aimlessly wander around, their purpose now spent, their actions their arguament and objective were all now quite empty. In their defence I wonder to what extent they were manipulated, manipulated longterm by trumps shallow catchphrase slogan presentation style and probably manipulated more recently by hired hands to whip up stupidity.

Pence now needs to ‘get real’ and is realising there has to be a life after trump; the four years as White House Eunuch forever an indelible stain. Four wasted destructive years of environmental sabotage and unparalleled ignorance of the climate problem, of being a lackey to big business; Mnuchin another Eunuch standing on guard to see puppet donald pushed the right agenda.

So sad to see ‘rent a mob’ last night on tv, mostly without any covid procedure ie masks, but also I wonder as with all things trump as to what was less obvious, to what extent was the rabble roused by unseen forces, planted inciters, paid stooges to whip up excitement and insurrection. Many of the rabble looked quite happy, smiling as they entered the building, maybe that was the uppers, I don’t know, but once inside its obvious they were clueless as to the next step. The rabble itself displayed a collective mental age of nine year olds and really do need something other than this time wasting stupidity to fill their waking hours. Sad.

A line needs to be drawn, Comey recently attempted to calm the situation that trump will not be pursued, not charged, but after last nights insanity the heavy hand of justice and common sense needs to fall heavy and hard on the circus known as trump. To signal that America has better things to do than imbibe the trump stupidity. Immediate impeachment / 25 would define a return to sanity, to draw a correct and proper line in moving forward. It would also signal to the world that America is done with trump, a sad cascade of not speaking truth to power and that same power intentionally and wilfully choosing to ignore reality ie the facts; fresh air can now enter the room. Vested interest needs to be resigned to the back of peoples minds, with no doubt whatsoever signalled to the greedy cats at the top.

Year ’21 is going to be a bad year for anything trump, for his cohorts, enablers, backers and totally unqualified high profile sons and daughter Ivanka looking increasingly silly and malicious, a pointless hanger-on family of near zero intellect other than alley cat survival, , whoops listen carefully … was that another word from don jr? …. the embodiment of a ‘useless article’? No, he knows fine well his time has passed. We need to use some brains in future.

But of course trump cannot turn up for the Inaugoration, bone spurs are hellish, so problematic, so prone to turn up just when it is inconvenient.

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Fiddling whilst Rome burns …

Would Nero himself have shook his head at the donald trump callous and scheming unjust rule or perhaps given him the thumbs up applauding “Thats my boy” at trumps catastrophic deafness to the problems that rest at his feet. This is indeed a chapter of misrule, a chapter soon best forgotten, a sordid hidden agenda pandering to Corporations and the over-wealthy, inciting the bad element of society as an instrument of this misrule and steam rollering over any good regard to environment, the less well off and the real and impending climate catastrophe. So much deafness. I’ve also thought all along Dr Fauchi left a lot to be desired, too low key an approach; a quiet geniality unsuited to standing up to the crooked regime, Fauchi being so reticent, barely audible to the point of being compliant with trumps misrule. What a disaster, Birx too from what I can see.

It baffles me why so many people still voted for trump as of a few weeks ago, I can only assume there is a lack of education and a lack of reality which allows them be hoodwinked, to be drawn in by simplistic slogans and a feeling of ‘hurt’. trump couldn’t care less about anyone or anything as long as it favours trump, upholds his tv strongman image, a hollow construct of near zero education, experience or ability to hold Office, a tv cardboard man.

Quite cunningly trump has fooled (and harnessed) a lot of marginalised disaffected folk that somehow need to feel they have an alternative take on facts that can explain their hurt. Of the more energetic of them think of Maos Red Guards.

trump is indeed evil, my four years of preaching that his chaos is intentional and actually is the definition of evil unfortunately has been borne out as correct.

trump has blood on his hands, now he’s up there with all the nasty crackpots of history; trump needs to be tried at The Hague for his constant disregard and dismissal of covid 19 and climate change.

The trump similarity to Mao is quite uncanny, both always surrounded by ‘yes-men’, both adamantly refusing to listen to experts, both Mao and trump always totally impractical, both offering total disregard to the plight of others. Both Mao and trump ensuring a revolving door of new faces soon after to be discarded. As with gangsters Mao and trump are callous to the point of cruelty, totally blind to law and justice and decency, only allowing those to remain that are able to spout their own version of an alternative reality, the bigger the liar the more respect you’ll get from donald. Kayleigh is indeed a swamp animal. Pence the appointed White House Eunuch remains silent and bafflingly trump somehow associates with excellence, as ‘managing the covid disaster’! Oh yes I know, it was another lying pointless empty gesture for tv … thats my boy!

I was pushed to press finger to key from hearing a report on bbc r4 news a few minutes ago from the States of nurses pleading, crying, at the end of their tether at the lack of leadership and total mismanagement by the trump Administration (I deny trump upper case). This week we heard from the now hardly ever seen indolent dictator (another Mao similarity) how well Vice Pres Pence had handled the issue! Small change space-boy Pence should have at least had the presence of mind to shout out “Sir I’ve done nothing!” This is utter B/S certainly to divert, intentionally misleading and to hoodwink the gullible; yet another trump style vacuous soundbite to keep him on the news cycle, to feed his beloved tv presence. America really does have a problem in the shape of trump and his unelected, unqualified kids, they need to be packing their bags, filling their cardboard boxes; a nepotic crew totally unsuited to the priveliges and positions they have been given, yet adept at working an audience and handling a microphone, Ivanka certainly but with Jared one can’t help but feel he’s just bitten into a lemon.

When I see the leader of a nation I want to see skills, knowledge, experience, insight and leadership, not some jumped up tv pretender cum gangster, blood on his hands.

postscript, two days later the Mao analogy gains further similarity, it suddenly struck me, when one considers that trump uses his young white hoodlums as Mao used his ‘Red Guards’ ie unpoliced beyond the law terrorists backed by the man at the top. Quite a sad, lamentable tie-in between Mao and trump I think.

What is ‘greatness’ ….

It so bugs me near half of America voted for trump, something I would have thought never possible, considering trump blindness to the struggle of ordinary people, to catastrophic climate change, to the need for intelligent and considerate International Relations, to the humane handling of the needy and homeless, the list is endless. Imagine, trump the Great Helmsman steering us through the turbulent rapids of life as what was the leader of the Free World !

With trump the analogy with The Great Helmsman himself Mao is quite uncanny, both utterly self obsessed, both utterly impractical and remote from real life. Living in an unhinged fantasy, all brand all ‘image’.

Theres nothing I’m saying here I haven’t said before, the absurd roller coaster of endless hirings and firings, the total lack of listening and learning from experts, all these were also the flaws of Mao. Once he is extracted from the White House it would be good and proper for him to be tried at The Hague for crimes against humanity, perfectly in order as the two parallel counts of climate change denial and covid 19 are denial and mismanagement on a catastrophic scale, a wilful absurd mindset from a two-bit fool propelled into public notice by excess wealth, a crummy reality tv show (looking back so VERY STAGED and PHONEY) .. and a perfect actor as a useful mouthpiece for his Masters. I also think we can draw another parallel with Mao, Russia was quite happy to see China make an utter fool of itself with the useless cruel years of The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution and another analogy likewise with the use of slogans.

So why is near half of America still seemingly clinging to the idea of trump and his carousel of installed yes-men and family members? The nightly lies?

It baffles, bewilders and saddens me to see grown people cling to a slogan, as if make America great (again) can stand any scrutiny … as if what period you would wish to go back to other than the present … the 1930’s ?? It also baffles me trump on the face of it gives China such a hard time, yet ‘Business America’ has ridden on a wave of low cost imported goods from China that have created incredulous profit margins and incredible $$££ profit.

That word ‘great’ grates upon me … a great idea? a great time? a great performer? … the poet Ezra Pound said “Great is a Victorian word but I wouldn’t want to be without it”. Yes, what indeed does it actually mean?

A great blunder !

I think its more like A Great Nightmare under the days of Mao, oops sorry, I mean trump.

trump IS the Deep State.

If such a thing exists, trump surely has to be the figurehead of such a so-called ‘Deep State’, trumps Janus style pointing finger always points directly to himself. Hence the terms fake, swamp, sleepy, crooked, deep state are all manifest primarily essentially in trump, with his vested interest unaccountable backers, cohorts and sycophants. Most certainly trump lies comfortably with Deep State, its been apparent from day one, ‘Who put him up there’ and ‘Who pulls his strings?’

Remember this is a rich kid , hardly able to read, no respect for anything, constantly failing, of near zero academic ability and tutored by Roy Cohn. Grandaddys bags of gold from the Yukon fostered all this, whores and hotels. Brag and swagger are the pasteboard mask.

It baffles me how anyone either believes his crooked disjointed nonsense or can present themselves in public endorsing his destructive incompetent chaotic tenure. trump is the epitome of callous disregard. Witness Kayleigh McEnany. They seem to want to be along for the ride, the aftertaste will indeed be bitter.

Very clever that trump can fool with his breezy low vocab delivery, a crude untalented reality-show ‘actor’ tailor-made for vested interest to project its values and work their abominal desires, ie witness EPA dismantling, scientists frightened to speak out, protection of environmental issues all gone, sadly Dr Anthony Fauci a far too timid individual. Witness also the negation of womans choice, disregard and destruction of human and civil rights, of black equality. Just as with the tone of his detestable inauguration speech trump has indeed followed through, in a sense kept his promises, his ‘Deep State’ backers wanting us back to the 1930’s … a 1930’s that also includes vast shifts on the political map; the rise of overpowering Fascism, the criminalisation of peaceful democratic protest and the horrors of war.

Its all about lies, of fooling people, bluster and brag, the tv soundbite… trump is a conman quite gifted and with a lifetimes experience of this.

But trump is cleverer than he seems, can assimilate a nuanced plan, a nuanced trajectory and as heard a few weeks ago may not leave the White House when voting should result in the end of his so-called Presidency. Quoting ‘I don’t like losing’ …. this beggars belief … this is a Democracy not a tv show!

trumps realisation to dominate the news cycle is crude but effective.

trump is outlawing any peaceful civil protest, witness the recent Bible waving photo-op on a street of peaceful protestors cleared with tear gas.

trump enjoys his ‘militia’ … in other words conventional fascist thugs.

This whole scenario could not have been better planned or nuanced in its fine graded onslaught against common sense, decency and democracy. Somewhere, maybe in Jared or Ivankas office theres a huge flowchart on the wall planning out all these steps away from Democracy, the insults, the sleights all finely graded.

Luckily trump throws up sufficient gaffes for us to get an idea, to map his views and mindset. He couldn’t care less about all the coloured lives lost with covid, of police bigotry, of incoming asylum seekers that will most likely work hard, or of overseas struggle such as Sudan, Palestine and Yemen. Its a trump trait to cut aid. Cruelty and polarisation are a trump trait.

For example, mail and air parcels going into the US have hiked 50% in one single price rise a couple of months ago, and are abysmally slow, this is not covid, it is trump Protectionism.

Here in the UK the ‘bent’ and to my mind deliberate intention TO NOT criticise trump does indeed beggar belief. BBC r4 news certainly on the daytime news cycle is peculiarly pro-trump, seeming not to want to disturb or upset His royal ‘Highness’ !

The Daily Mail so-called newspaper is a tawdry useless thing, more akin to a gossip sheet with its main occupation seeming to be girls in bikinis. And this morning online we read in the Daily Telegraph the following absolute nonsense ….

Daily Telegraph headline quote:- Trump’s flaws are many, but he’d be better for Britain than Biden …… https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/20/trumps-flaws-many-better-britain-biden/

Surely ‘flaws’ are not the correct interpretation of outright trump incompetance, inability and callous disregard, its more ‘total outlook and destruction of Democracy’, his very nature and mission is the essence of chaos and hence can be defined as evil. Its a bit like saying herr hitler wasn’t very nice at times.

As an example of janus-style finger pointing that most certainly describes trump himself and his un-admitted ‘deep state’ style puppet masters, they do indeed admit to climate change when one thinks about it, not outwardly but most certainly in their intentions to militarisation, to bullying tactics, to abandoning any assistance for non-trump States; setting up the system for when climate change starts to bite to ignore and quash mass migration, to grab food resources therefore exacerbating food shortages and they will have the brute force, the military and quasi military muscle to do whatever they want. Witness the disregard to comprehensive health care, the erosion of hard won Civil Rights, in the disregard of equitable and cordial International Relations; when the scramble for food and resources takes hold already trump-style USA will have ‘removed the gloves’, with trump and his Deep State backers it will be a coarse brutal world.

Yes Biden is old, but Kamala Harris would be first class in the role of President. Realise the dismantling of hard won rights and legislation that is being destroyed quietly behind the scenes by trump and his nasty hangers-on. Ever wonder why someone so career high-flying as Mnuchin basically just stands there silent …. its trumps s minder, just as with Pence, to ensure trump keeps up the facade, to reinforce the message.

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Postscript, re-reading and editing the above a few days later I can’t believe we are having to write such things as this post, but write and witness we must certainly perform and exercise our critical faculties.

trump relies on his critics, the general population and any guardian of Democracy as being unable to forsee his next crazy move, today 24th September after a days absence from googling ‘trump latest’ say twice a day the latest trump horrors are most alarming, trump stating outright he will not regard or trust any democratic election process at election time. trump has hinted at this previously but never in such stark terms as yesterdays Press Briefing. As with all Fascists he is increasingly brazen and inclined to exercise brute force. I notice also the change in his face, something is happening we might not so far realise how drastic. These are genuinely frightening and dangerous times. Luckily theres a thing called the Constitution and I hope the Military will halt the march into outright Fascism.

Interesting and alarming embed on this Guardian article below how sick trump actually is ….

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/23/donald-trump-press-conference-us-elections-breonna-taylor

the fake president…

Mr tv himself known as donald trump increasingly exposes his callous disregard for all good and decent values and his disdain for ordinary folk ie the general populous. Waving a Bible in front of a church pre-cleared of meddling and unwanted ‘undesirables’ (which in donalds and ivankas eyes have no meaning, no relevance, regarded as worthless) … as a stage managed photo-op for as all that mattered to ultra narcissist trump and ivanka his script writer and stage manager in attendance for daddy, probably an even more extreme version of daddy himself if truth be known. As with everything trump its all just a tv show. Its all he knows, is all Ivanka is trained for, has experience of and is all that matters to them, the stage managed photo-op. We can assume this is what occupies ivankas thoughts that’s of course when she is not in endless hours of hair, makeup, clothes, beauty etc etc.

Three years have been wasted with trump and years more will be needed to re-install all the wrecked safeguards and legislation that trump and his dark devious lobbyists have thrown aside ie the gagged and dismembered EPA. The trump family and suchlike are indeed fascists, fakery at its height

His southern lobbyists wrapped in the guise of so-called Christians are indeed shameful, think Mitch McConnel etc … southern oil money and extractive industries sure are too big for their boots, hence installing overseer Pence to ensure their vested interests are foremost on the agenda; otherwise useful idiot trump would have not got the backing to succeed. Interesting programme re this a couple of evenings ago on bbc r4.

Signals have emerged, Biden on needing to use the military if needed to oust the truth denier trump and entourage when the results come in, and two Generals stating they will not deploy the army on the streets at trumps behest. This is a sort of coded message, men if need be collectively refuse trumps insane wishes. Genl Mark Mulley twisting in anguish at being so obviously stage managed, set up for a fool, thank goodness he has publicly admitted things are wrong.

Its hard to believe such reckless crowds assembling at this time of covid-19 volatility and climate change seems practically forgotten about.

trump and his many pronged attack on good sense and decency...
trump and his many pronged attack on good sense and decency…

 

Its too quick …

… the pace at which events are unfolding. Thank goodness James Mattis and Obama and others can get word out at the culminating insanity of a trump so-called ‘administration’ …. maybe more like a mal-administration that degrades humanity, the constitution and husbanding the environment.

We have now got into the area of Orwells ‘doublespeak’ where good is bad, right is left and its always getting better (not), the screen is everywhere (tho the latter is not trumps fault). The likes of Kayleigh Macenany beggar belief, we’ve seen it before but I just cannot understand that after three years of dirt from trump anyone whatsoever could defend the total disappointment known as trump, mr tv clip himself.

Likewise the utter crass upturning of truth and fact which seems to be a code of conduct of Republicans that still persist in accepting and encouraging a false message of the merits of their beloved d j trump. Note I deny trump upper case. What drives them, corporate greed, a scramble to buy up bankrupt agribusiness, are they so very obsessed with naked self interest?

trump didn’t know what to do with a Bible, in fact if ever an inhabitant of this planet needed guidance it is donald j trump and his coterie of scrambling hangers on. Very true that total power totally corrupts, Roy Cohn the master of nastiness himself would be very delighted to see how his protégé has turned out.

Worrying to see Genl Mark Milley step into the limelight (or the gaslight) …. I’d wondered who this totally on edge individual could possibly be a few months ago at his first widespread media exposure, standing behind trump nervous as could be imagined, primed and already on hyper-drive! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_A._Milley

Is trump a useful puppet? Who are his puppet masters in the US? Certainly Pence and Mnuchin are the first to come to mind. We know fine well he is in up to his chest beholden to Russia, quite easy to see in trumps lack of desire to investigate the queasy Russia connection, the two hour alone at Helsinki, the chumminess with Russias Kysliak, etc etc … it all stinks.

To dominate the news, the media, online, is trumps agenda, an agenda to stay in the White House at all costs; therefore corporate greed, self interest and the greedy cosy up to him. trump delights that something has come along to take attention away from worsening economic problems and from trumps quite hopeless and useless covid-19 mis-management.

Its true to say whatever trump says in fact the opposite is the actual truth. He slams and points to the media as fake when he himself is the fake, he derides people of ability and learning whilst he himself seems stuck at the level of a ten year old, everyone is a liar whilst only donald j trump has the truth!

Everyone must read and learn from past times of difficulty and danger, per Dr MLK  “Be true to what you said on paper” … The Constitution. History, to read and learn from it is vital at this time.

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/06/trump-finally-gets-war-he-wanted/165825/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/kayleigh-mcenany-is-trumps-most-despicable-mouthpiece-yet

The following on EPA destruction and rollbacks I found on the Charles Booth site, thanks. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/climate/trump-environment-rollbacks.html?smid=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR3lhEM0bJon-wllBhlOoOVk7TAj-GSMwONXQdtWbJO4xHKk4lRrY5SbT8k

 

 

 

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Mr Floyd seemed so gentle …

So sad, poor George Floyd, its horrifying the depths these entrenched and bigoted so-called ‘Police Officers’ will stoop.  I assume we can term it institutionalised racism, they must know exactly what answers to provide on psychological profiling. I know others that play the game just the same.

trump always wanted the military on the streets of America, now his wish has been granted. Note lower case, I deny trump a capital letter to his name.

Somehow peace must return but pressure must be maintained at injustice. The likes of Bill Barr sicken me; low forms of life, of charlatans and whores that dance for money. Rich girl Ivanka and landlord Jared (son of a corrupt and banged up father) should never have been allowed anywhere near the White House; the list is endless, Stephen Miller for instance.

The crumbling citadel named trump must surely now fall;  please, God …. must fall.

Heres a useful feed on the situation … https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs

 

ps … have you noticed how absent this phoney president really is at every level …

  • the contrived and phoney hair arrangement – imagine the time it takes!
  • the pathetic utterly pathetic attempt by backward boy Donnie trump to read a teleprompter … MR PHONEY !!
  • all that America has in the WH is a fake, a swamp animal.
  • note, mr tv animal / invented creature under that suit, trump wears a corset … forever a phoney, a fake, a mere tv image.

I would suggest trump has achieved everything he planned for as outlined in his disastrous Inaugration Speech, something which drove me to tears in its awfulness, its awful inappropriateness in wanting to destroy all good things, to generate mayhem, to reduce people to their most desperate and fearful, to bring the military onto the streets, and now all trumps boxes to himself appear checked. I just wonder if the foul brutality of Mr Floyds death and a totally needless death were in fact on trumps list of ‘things to do’ so as to in his own mind propel the media away from his disastrous covid-19 performance, the already worsening economic situation caused by Trumpian inability and to propel himself forward as the ‘King of Law and Order’.

I feel that …

Theres no reason for me to be here posting links and info these days. The worlds media lampoons and highlights the trump idiocy, or more accurately the trump deception and power play. trump is indeed clever, a sort of very much non-academic mobster savvy cleverness that is in fact difficult to pin down.

I’ve been away from news and media for two days and the search results for trump latest has shocked me, the con-man in chief is so far down the tubes as to be near unfathomable or more properly near incredible in his twistedness. Up is down, right is wrong, bad is good …… straight from DC Comics.

I wish trump the illest of luck as may a million or ten million others both in the States and countless others around the globe wish this sad and useless imposter. Wow, were simple folk taken in … and of course so many dirty Republicans and hangers-on lapped up the instant glory (and power). Integrity and morality need a more current currency.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8320797/Donald-Trump-claims-DID-pandemic-plan-makes-press-secretary-brandish-it.html#v-8895734953622024853

I’m sickened at the dregs that come forward to hang on to the ‘Idiot in Chiefs’ coat tails, it genuinely does get worse and worse.

I feel so sorry for Dr Anthony Fauci…

Its obvious as a medical professional it is most frustrating to cope with a furious controlling and ineducable imbecile as d j trump. Inevitably yet more heads will roll at the instant there is disagreement from trumps tweet of the day byline which of course wavers at whim from whatever is projected from Fox News or from his immediate handlers Mnuchin, Pence or granddaddy Putin; the only good thing about all this is that trumps total inabilities are constantly revealed, trump insistently jeopardises any meaningful handling of the cv-19 epidemic, particularly for the ordinary, poor and vulnerable and the few remaining trump zombie voters must surely start to realise they have been duped.

Its my opinion these last few days here in the UK we need to look to unloosen a little the business clampdown, no-one mentions on media news that often if a business fails the owner loses everything, house, savings etc…. merely to save a few lives of mostly folk that have compromised health already. Sounds callous, but the economic disaster known as lockdown is too destructive if it is carried on as we hear yesterday for another year. Remember the spine-chilling term ‘herd immunity’ this is exactly what it means. I feel sorry for city dwellers, its no more than semi-urban here, distancing is easier. Maybe that’s why the Saxons moved to the country, away from Roman towns and cities!  The clampdown CAN be loosened a little, after all it is the medical and healthcare workers we need to specifically cordon off from public encounters, so far no-one mentions this but they will; they will have to.

Good sense in my mind would be to loosen up soon and carry into autumn, then clamp down again when the season of coughs and sneezes descends upon us. I think we are going to have to live with the fact of 1k deaths a week if that means we avoid financial disaster, economic disaster ie trading and personal disaster ie losing the roof over your head and the psychological disaster of being cooped up in low grade accommodation or abusive unpleasant partners or unruly children.  My heart bleeds for people in less fortunate circumstances, for the poor and vulnerable.

trump and his many pronged attack on good sense and decency...
trump and his many pronged attack on good sense and decency…

Scandals, incompetence, lack of vision.

It baffles me how short sighted the bods at the top really are, I mean the UK Government. BBC r4 radio news this morning again carries mention that highly qualified ultra-competent laboratories in Uni, research, contract testing etc are all available to ramp up cv-19 testing yet multiple contacts and phone calls from Professors and Doctors in their own field produce nothing in return from the NHS or the UK Government;  we are so woefully challenged as how this virus is being handled. I think when we view retrospectively the double scandal not using the myriad of labs available outside of the NHS (which I think possibly can often be in advance of the NHS) and the also incredulous scandal of NOT examining and collating deaths in care homes or at home to achieve more accurate data of lives claimed by the virus. Aiming to deliver a competent speech as say from the Head Boy is NOT the same as the actual hard reality of PPE in the hands of those that need it. Maybe we need a Lord Beaverbrook? The only good thing you can say is that our only resort, social distancing was pushed forward as utterly essential. But has anyone ever yet seen trump or the creepily quiet and distanced Fauci wearing simple handgloves? … scandalous!

This terrible time highlights the lag from daily pronouncement to actual on the ground delivery, such as PPE which contrary to podium pronouncements is not to hand for those at the sharp end. And I wonder if that recent Russian and Chinese PPE was delivered to those that needed it or in fact hoarded by Jared?

All care workers and those in contact with cv-19 patients need to be tested every couple of days, these are ‘hot-beds’ of infection no matter how hard the staff follow as many precautions as possible, that’s of course if they have anything near the PPE ther really need, I mean full face gear, forced ventilation head protection (ever heard anyone mention this?). Wow, as I type this we hear someone from the USA (Prof Paul Rohner sorry I missed the name bbc r4 08:46) saying exactly this idea ie to harness the Universities, to intensively test the hot beds of infection. My thoughts exactly. I also think all in healthcare, care homes etc need their own special distancing, their own family members, these people need to be treat and manouvered as the potential super-spreaders these really are … to NOT test say daily is madness.

News from across the pond and as usual presented uncritically and even as ‘normal’ of the continuing, worsening trump disaster as is typical bbc r4 news stance. At 10pm ‘The world Tonight’ at least has some ‘teeth’ and offers a clearer view, a valuable radio programme. In the old Soviet era photographs people were airbrushed out of the picture to alter history, trump does it by merely denying his previous words and actions. I had thought trump was basically a puppet but these last few days I’m more inclined to think he actually does come up with all this crap mostly from himself. At least his unpredictability is predictable, forever casting himself with hindsight as the ‘stable genius’ and reworking his message at whatever shallow whim drives him that day. We can assume now that those around him really are the dregs, Mnuchin, Miller, Kushner etc and with the White House Eunuch Pence in attendance. Even with Anthony Fauci he really does seems to have trawled for and ineffectual yes-man. These really are sick white folk. Winess jareds outburst a few days ago when questioned as to the Governments own massive stocks of PPE when America struggles …. “They are for us” …. wow yet again a DC comic adventure.

For trump to announce withdrawl of funding to the World Health Organisation is cruel indeed, hell-bent (an apt term if ever) at Trumpian disruption and bile. Witness Yemen, tragic. Its again the trump style, max disruption, max cruelty; its got trump written all over it. To be so stingy and pretend ‘he has a view on anything’ (quite laughable were it not so cruel) is all reality show smoke and mirrors, which is all trump knows apart from conman crow-barring of perceived enemies and debtors; he came from the Roy Cohn School of Charm and Grace.  Thinking about it, this is when Sean Hannity and Fox could do the nation a service and turn this monstrous Clown to a more sensible approach, come on Sean n Co …. help the Free World!

 

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