I cannot let it go …

… that trump yet again last night applauds, congratulates, incites anger and promotes physical abuse to the Free Press, anyone of the Free Press and last night notably Guardian Reporter Ben Jacobs.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/18/trump-greg-gianforte-assault-guardian-ben-jacobs

Its time for the F word ie FASCISM. These masturbatory stage-managed sessions of trump (so-called rallies)  need to be seen for what they are. His tv reality show skills have served him well.

This undoubtedly is fascism. I am horrified and much troubled. Yet we must remember that what trump projects may not be the actual truth, may not be a true reflection of how people feel and most certainly is not at all a mainstream movement. As with all things trump there is much that is smaller than you think, his so-called business success, his abilities in general, his insight and understanding, his ability to lead a nation as President.  He knows he gets worldwide major coverage, but I think he needs to be seen for the hollow man he is; a human form of the animal genus Sus, facing downwards nose buried raking about in the dirt.  Ironic its yet another parallel from writer George Orwell.

Look back to other Fascists, they work the sore of the disaffected to ride along on them as a platform, they project a sense of injury imaginarily perpetrated by minorities so that others can hitch a ride in ‘denigrating’ and feeling superior. They abuse free speech, they have madcap schemes and see sleight and offence where none exists. This is as if adverbatim from the trump playbook. Fascists destroy the economy of their nation, people become much poorer, the so-called ‘wealthy elite’ become so much richer, yet ordinary people are restricted and confined and fascists create endless upset and friction and eventually war with anyone and any country that ‘is not their friend’.  Fascists cannot see reality in anything like a clear light and do not have the enlightenment that a real education provides. Fascists have media that promotes their cause without criticism; reality, decency and truth being abandoned. Viola! … its trump.

I remember reading a couple of biographies of playwright Arthur Miller and him telling us how when younger his stomach turned to hear home after home spewing the filth from Father Coglan, inciting hatred as he walked along the street.

Realise too the extent of trumps showmanship, selling himself as a brand and convincing prospective users of his name/ branding (which will cost them money) this does indeed take showmanship; this perhaps goes a long way to explaining his personality. He projects  himself to sound a realistic grounded in-the-know type man and quite easily makes the other man feel a cleverer person. This is called salesmanship.

Remember, he was a ‘millionaire’ by age three, his formative years were spent away from home in a military academy, tax and regulation mean nothing to him. He is ‘brass-faced’ to an extreme, the master of quite hollow lowest denominator wisecracks.

He turns everything inside out, upside down. Every insult he hurls is most applicable to himself. He says knows the art of the deal, I disagree, he knows the art of  ‘the screw’.  Maybe when he said he was the King of Debt perhaps that was his one true statement. I cried when I heard his Inauguration Speech as if written by a gaming obsessed nihilistic inadequate thats seldom ventured from his room; yes probably as it fits Bannon. We see pics of Bannon but when he speaks he too falls down flat, like much of the fascist detritus that hangs around trump. Bannons one true remark – “Trump is a streetfighter”.

I think trump is more stage managed and rehearsed than we realise, after all the backdrop to his rallies are hand selected for the camera. Something that is phoney and make believe would never jarr with trump, he’d ride with anything that promotes him. I also think trump feeds off a constant flow of twisted croneyism, he cannot take this deliberate downward path without being coached and mentored, its all a voice of twisted old white men; of on-the-make prototypical fascists. Hence his rising early, tweets, phone calls to like-minded all before coming down at 11 to play a little in the Oval Office.

The poor, the ordinary and the anxious do not matter to trump, he is blind to them.

A president should also be the good shepherd.

We find he is remote from his own Intelligence material, after all its to a depth ie several sentences and multi-strand concepts that he has no patience for, it is from actually intelligent people, professionals… https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/18/jamal-khashoggi-trump-intelligence-community-saudis-914280

postscript … this week bbc r4 ran a story on the pm programme from trumps ghost writer for ‘The Art of the Deal’ Tony Schwartz. His warning was stark. First vid is before election and is frightening enough ….

 

 

bbc radio 4 news fails again ….

So, we have the latest IPCC report and the 1.5deg C is sort of like …. wha …. its like sooo YESTERDAY.

whoops I’m being monitored, slow drag take up from whatever I type, oh well as it may  …

So, listening to bbc r4 here in the UK today 9th Oct 2018 was sad, laughable and bloody annoying. So wet, so insipid following from the tougher IPCC Report to hear the invited ‘expert’ girlie person tell us we need to insulate our homes (we mostly are already) look into solar panels but mind the cost and use the bus if we can. My dear girl, and I wish to be derogatory, the necessary moves we need to make are so much harsher and unpalatable to our affluent consumer and car mobilised society  … ie a BIG reduction in red meat (forget about burgers America and everyone else) … walk or cycle to work, wash clothes less or quicker and air dry if poss, forget the SUV, cut needless roadside lighting, forget about personal consumer air travel, wrap up more and stop bitcoin mining. Think like  … great grandparents. Think ‘paper bag’ and lessen off from ultra convenience.

Maybe we should all have pedal cars, gets ya fit, but of course there would always be the swanky git with extra chrome and a personalised reg …. on his pedal car. We would have to have two and three car families, we could only get one person in!

Its quite bizarre, we hear on the news of dire climate predictions and yet the next news item laments a hardly perceptible drop in Economic Growth or wages will not rise as much as we’d like them. This mindset will only be changed when its a last minute too late backs to the wall situation. Human nature ….

It used to be said in the west that we are becoming an increasingly classless society, I find that to be totally untrue, we are as stratified as ever, from what I see theres very little interaction between the disadvantaged and those well heeled. We mingle and shop among each other but there it seems to end.

… Oh yeah and I just realised why trump is so adamant for his Border Wall, I assumed it was that he really does concur with Climate Change, then just now I’ve realised its possibly because the Israelis are wall obsessed  … n Net will have whispered in trumps ear re this method and so trump takes it all on board. The Palestinians have a right to stay on their land, to live and breath as others, they are NOT an underclass. I don’t like bully tactics. trumps idiocy is demonstrated with the move to Jeruselam for the Embassy, as usual he is a destructive, simplistic non-understanding embarrassment. The boy that can barely read and has ridden on his fathers wealth liking to thrust a stick into the hornets nest.

Perhaps theres a glimmer of hope, as always looking to score points and milk his public image perhaps he’ll amaze us all and do a complete about-turn on Climate Change, suddenly announcing that He and only He was able to see this and has come up with a great (that bloody word) idea !!

We read from the link below that the post of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has at long last had someone appointed to lead them, Kelvin Droegemeier. That name Kelvin … how appropriate for Global Warming !! Wouldn’t be suprised if having that name of Kelvin was the reason subliminal or not for being chosen? No, trump wouldn’t know the connection. What will he do, I can’t see what he can do in the face of arrogant ignoramuses.

I see said the blind man …

… sort of applicable, this Bloomberg news story of today tells us of tiny rogue chips disguised as something else from Chinese factories to infiltrate western servers, to monitor and to circumvent password protection. So is this the intelligence that motivates trump to screw up China/ USA trade?  Looks to be, as if trump might have actually hurriedly scanned an actual  memo headline whilst shouting at Pence “Get outa tha f***ing space-suit”,  likewise reason for his at first sight odd reason to accuse China of all sorts of meddling. But still his deafness to the World screaming “Its the Russians, its the Russians” is most odd, and points to only one thing.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies

I’ve always been a great believer in keeping things ‘in-house’. So perhaps its a case of ‘ye reap as ye shall sow’ …. like, what the hell did you expect!

Heres another link a day later… https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/04/china-planted-chips-on-apple-and-amazon-servers-report-claims

I had begun to worry over taking at face value a news article that most certainly would aid trumps anti-China stance. Increasingly we need ‘three sources’ and ones of high calibre. The world is awash with misinformation. I read a couple of days ago that Russias military spending is down, but I wonder at the ramp-up of its web and computer activity. China has been very stupid to plant these rogue chips if the story is as told.

 

postscript …

Never did we think that Obama ribbing trump a few years ago at a Public Dinner (was it the Annual Press Gathering) … would have fired up trump in his destruction of all things Obama. It goes back further than that, the unwanted harping on by trump of Obamas birth certificate, as if forgetting the USA is one great melting pot. But realise also all the chatter and manouverings that occurs behind closed doors that egg-on and steer trump in his despicable journey.

Never once will you hear trump be guided by decent values, nor ask himself is this right or is it wrong.

All along and particularly with trumps abysmal Inaugration Speech very seldom can he arrive at anything constructive or from his own mind; to break up, to waste, to wreck are all that he knows. Theres truth when Bannon said ‘He’s a street-fighter’ I now see indeed he is, we read that he was close to Roy Cohn, legendary for being Roy Cohn and so its the hit ’em back fifty fold and go on the aggression that suits trumps mindset perfectly. Everything he says in fact when turned upside down is clearer to the truth; as with every insult he hurls, to himself they are most applicable.

Why is it so much can be out of view even if we are purposefully searching for background info ie aided or hindered by google? The New York Times trump and tax investigation article pub 2nd Oct 2018 was a triumph of bringing much needed background information to public gaze and seeing the measure of trump father and son. Likewise with Kavanaugh, someone so sullied, even toxic has been elevated to a position he is unworthy of. But in this trump dominated USA ‘the past’ and past misdemeanours carry no weight, gangsters are brass-faced to what should be on the historical record. This is why he rails against the Free Press and journalists and thank goodness for the likes of Sarah Bee, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher.

trumps base is far smaller than he says it is, I’m even sceptical of polls. Here in the UK the bbc r4 news woefully under-reports the extent of trumps deadly tenure, proving to be a treasure trove of bias for future students of journalism to analyse. Why is this?

Its a multi-pronged attack from trump and his sleazy behind doors whisperers, EPA stripped and gagged, needless tax giveaways to the already super wealthy, International Trade (and trust and co-operation) in tatters, his siding with Dictators, mayhem in Iran the Middle East, siding with Israel, denigration of the Palestinians, back to coal, back to fracking, his hurt of women of people of colour … etc etc etc. All are distasteful, regressive, damaging. Old white bigots rule the earth ???

The madness of king trump will surely be revealed as the future unfolds, everything for the ordinary citizen cut, closed or curtailed, their rights or position diminished, environmental and working conditions and housing localities degraded, people becoming tribal in their fixedness of viewpoint, polarisation of class; meanwhile Fox telling everyone repeatedly and endlessly how well the ‘Great Helmsman’ is doing. The double-whammy of Climate Change and altering weather patterns (jet stream etc) coupled with trumps destruction of overseas markets for American farmers will be a sorry sight. There will be a competitiveness and fear of fellow workers, of neighbours, just like Roy Cohn would have wanted. I hope in that there will be a backlash to this dark scenario, I have faith in common sense but meanwhile trump has breathing space, a bubble to operate in.

 

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trump and his multi-pronged attack …..

Realise too that in this topsy turvy world of trump he fully realises the realities of Climate Change, this is why he is so adamant for a needlessly heightened and strengthened Border Wall with Mexico when already theres sufficient wall for all practical purposes.

 

I read that the EPA …

… has only re-appointed 11 out of its 68 scientists. To use the word of the Great Orange Fool himself ie the person laughingly referred to as POTUS 45  (and as usual using a derogatory term of his which is most applicable to himself) … SAD.

Whilst trump in his evil intent, in his churn creates a smokescreen, he obscures the massive damage and the dismantling that chunters on regardless; previous good work, research, knowledge, experience quickly unravelling, all these terms of course being anathema to the Fool in the White House.  With Climate Change we need more scientists, not less. Putin is very clever, he’s doing more than bombs and armies ever could.

trump realises in this soundbite world any of his rambling near incoherent vacuous performances known as a speech will be filtered and presented as the best one-liner, his slurring, his inability to read an auto-cue, his pathetic delivery, all are put aside as the self re-inforcing ‘I’ve got it nailed’ soundbite echoes round the world. He is a mockery, all nations just hope he can be contained and doesn’t do ‘anything too bad’. Sounds much like a wayward and handicapped teenager. I intend no insult to mentally handicapped people. He is wasting valuable time and is mocking the adults in the room, mocking the world.

trumps integrity we are assured can be checked with Fox presenter Sean Hannity, trump tells us so!

Who is it that sits there at night with their cans gawking at the screen “Go for it Don”, how sad their lives must be, to be bypassed. This demonstrates the greater effort needed at education and that as I’ve said many times rhetoric is a subject sadly missed. As a civilisation we are going backwards, vast pools of semi-literate are hooked on their drip feed of i-phone, they’ll never assimilate or remember a fraction of what pre-digital youngsters were expected to.  We are creating a sub-class of human, of  those kids whose parents take no notice of how much of their lives are consumed with  their devices.

Here below its hard to find recent material on this subject, but why?

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/24/politics/epa-scott-pruitt-science/index.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/gdpr-consent/?destination=%2fnews%2fenergy-environment%2fwp%2f2017%2f05%2f07%2fepa-dismisses-half-of-its-scientific-advisers-on-key-board-citing-clean-break-with-obama-administration%2f%3f&utm_term=.c610005c231f

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/3/23/17147330/epa-scott-pruitt-science-regulations

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/17/epa-science-study-results-proposal-backlash

And something just to keep us up to date  … https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/01/trump-nafta-usmca-speech-rose-garden-reporter-attack

We can assume the contraption known as trump ‘delivers the goods’ behind closed doors, does the hard hitting cut to the quick clever talk and gives his close at hand supporters what they like to hear, which I can guarantee is not …. goodwill, compassion, making better, caring or assisting. So the deal is done trump can then step outside to the Press or his rally and like a wind up toy deliver his usual junk. So I can assume the performance given on camera is not the full truth, not the whole man. This figures perfectly, anecdotal evidence of his use of language on his second rate reality tv activities backs this up.

What is the real trump?

postscript … I’m sickened at trumps performace in belittling valid questions from journalists, read the last of the links above. How slimey, how callous and hurtful and all the smug white fools behind him, no better than a group of drunken teenagers from decades past. This is pertinent, trumps angle on the Kavanaugh performance thirty years ago to his mind is that his misdemeanour is irrelevant, not once will it ever occur to him WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG ….

Further postscript … lets try some other search terms, to find out what ex-EPA scientists are talking about and luckily as with my new style format here, links generally these days are quickly read.

https://www.iflscience.com/policy/scientists-speak-out-about-whats-going-on-behind-the-scenes-at-the-epa/

https://www.iflscience.com/policy/epa-staff-say-the-trump-administration-is-changing-their-mission-from-protecting-human-health-and-the-environment-to-protecting-industry/

https://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/23/politics/epa-rhode-island/index.html

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/mccarthy-epa-science-attack

Here below is a facebook link that is proving difficult to fix to this page, it keeps disappearing !!

/frontline/videos/an-ex-epa-staffer-speaks-out-against-scott-pruitt/10155482565206641/

I haven’t viewed the last link / vid as I don’t have facebook, maybe others have; hopefully is accurate, truth based and informative.

Climate, news, trump …

Its all interconnected.

Its hard to know with trump what is the greater crime, his apparent denial of climate change, his deliberate and wilful inversion of truth or his desire to control the news. Blame equally rests with the Republican Party, to allow such mindset to rot and eat away at decent honest values.

All of these things are crimes. Much too important to let some barely literate showman steer the course.

Heres an article today that exposes the frustration of news reporters over at  Fox, a news channel much criticised for its pro-trump stance and often unwilling and unable to reveal the bigger picture of what actually IS going on. A sort of myopia. Any news channel that regularly invites the opinion of Sebastian Gorka or John Bolton and promotes that opinion as widely held is most certainly failing its viewers. Yet as explained, its far easier and at lower cost to ask such as Sebastian Gorka or John Bolton for a front of camera interview than use traditional reporters digging out the facts. Maybe it helps ratings when viewers see ‘famous’ heads talking the familiar spiel, its a no-brainer to merely accept such nonsense. So much that is projected is angled, nuanced, worded to make it all the more acceptable to the ordinary voter as in the old adage … ‘Give em what they want’.  There is an obsession with market share, quantifiable numbers and data, not to see the activities of man as righteous and noble but maximising clicks, viewers, votes. So no wonder shit floats to the stop.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/23/fox-news-reporters-opinion-network-adam-housley-795278

bbc r4 bias for trump …

Last nights news 6:10 pm and a bbc r4 piece on trump was most definitely skewed ie unreal, biased, loaded. One would have to be deliberately blind to the obvious, to the facts on the ground and to reality to write and broadcast such utter misinformation / garbage.

To bbc r4 news last evening trump is doing well, much loved, lauded …

EH !!!

So, we got some old grizzled Statten Island soundbites telling us how trump will or is ‘making America great’. I can only deduce that bbc r4 news is indeed in a collusion or plot to turn the truth upside down. Why not go to DC or Manhattan and hear 95% of the voter population denounce him as a disaster. This most definitely is skewed reporting and a travesty if this was ones only and trusted news source.

Its my opinion trumps voter base is in fact smaller than he will admit which generally fits his pattern of behaviour and pronouncements. His latest rally VA, was so corny ‘trump digs coal’ … pity he didn’t ‘dig’ TRUTH. Which basically explained who is a major backer, who it is that whispers in his ear. Note the carefully stage managed picked audience, cors its rigged !!

Pity trump wasn’t able to assimilate grown up topics such as International Relations, or Diplomacy or Reciprocity or Healthcare or Climate Change, or Refugees, other Faiths etc etc  … in other words is a sad failure in all departments. Apart from manifold wrecking crews sent out to do their worst (DeVoss, Pruitt etc) and unsuited appointees most Departments lie languishing, rudderless. Can not even the sad remaining trump base realise he has run counter to all good sense, to all common sense and any intelligent viewpoint. Everyone viewing trump has whiplash, his oscillations twixt truth and  lies and onto yet more lies. His reality tv background has stood him in good stead, a valuable apprenticeship in looking good on camera, Ivanka too reaps the benefit of it.

Two hours unscripted, no minutes, no data with Putin at Helsinki which can only amount to treason, simple and straightforward treason pushed into the faces of everyone around the world. Hence proving his heavy involvement with Russian dirty money. He is a laughing stock home and abroad, thats of course whilst people and Governments aren’t shaking a little and anxious of whatever demented crackpot manouvre he will take next.  His lack of reading ability has engendered a strange compensating mechanism, he does not move easily among men and most certainly of men of ability. Everytime he ‘calls’ or insults the media or say Intelligence Officials of high standing with nonsense calls of fake, or witch hunt or liar he is in fact calling himself, he is the greatest embodiment of these negative principles.  He dotes on Fox News his own adulatory channel and if he knew how ‘up the ass of trump’ bbc r4 news was I’m sure he’d have the coverage downloaded as podcasts to listen to at his leisure or tweet-time.

Shame on bbc r4 news !!

Sceptical of tv …..

Most certainly and healthy it is!

Long gone are the days of Albert Tatlock and Ena Sharples in the snug at the Rovers Return, my formative years and what I consider to be ‘tv’. Dads death and digs at age 18 hence next to no tv and a busy and ‘interested’ adult life mean tv isn’t on my horizon whatsoever, but I am aware how it is offering a false reality for those that use it as their freetime activity, or even a President when he really should be doing daytime High Office activities. Then again I never was into tv, never one to sit there passively, once say age eight or nine always so much else to do, on reflection a lucky childhood. Just remembered …. tv output was only a few hours mostly in the evening, much like the web turned off at 11pm in China we cld benefit from limited access.

Its not real, its made up. I feel likewise about whatever Hollywood churns out these last few decades, I’m just not interested, highly indeed ultra sceptical. The more recent trend for action hero material baffles me, so inappropriate, likewise so much ‘gaming’ involves war, i never knew anyone enthused on such things! So much pointless churn, called product. Something like Fox News appalls me in its support and seldom crticism of trump and the medias treatment of chemtrail alarmists, bundled with nonsense headlines controversy etc to fool the easily led. People / sheeple can often tend to be ‘one-stop shoppers’ for their news needs, to gain warmth and comfort and have their views reinforced from their favourite presenters / format. The bbc in its bbc radio r4 news likewise is alarmingly non-critical of the developments (or degradations) emanating from trumps gangster tenure. Never mind, theres light emerging, Brennan et al are on the move.

So, in my quaint yesteryear idea of tv in my memory bubble it is the more worthwhile news and analysis output that I lament the loss of with programmes like ‘World in Action’. Heres the wiki …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_in_Action

I quote …

Soon after she became Conservative Party leader, Margaret Thatcher was said to have told the BBC Director General, Sir Ian Trethowan, that she considered World in Action to consist of “just a lot of Trotskyists.”[3] Its removal after 35 years was seen by some as part of a general dumbing-down of British television, and of ITV in particular.[4]

unquote.

So, with the loss of World in Action we can say we have witnessed twenty years of deliberate dumbing down. We are now at a stage where media and online can be so manipulated that gangsters such as trump can have operated pretty well fearlessly in their nasty experiment. Luckily at third week August 2018 Mr Brennan and others can no longer stand by and witness the spiralling cesspit called #45.  Witness trumps gangster cabal in Helsinki – an event or ‘happening’ that should really be unthinkable, totally inexcusable in whatever shape or form.

For what ends, for what purpose?? Where would all this be heading??

Here below is todays Guardian article that prompted finger to keyboard, I never thought I’d be keen to read what Noel Edmonds has to say, but I’m glad he is saying this …

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/18/noel-edmonds-reality-tv-democracy-truth-lie