Bill Maher at his best …

I was going to use the title ‘What would a dick do … ” but maybe google frowns on such direct address … instead we can read the title Bill Maher at his best and hear how the Republicans or more accurately the twisted self interest of over-wealthy benefactors can turn the ear of what should be a democratic process; wow America is hijacked !!!

btw … money DOES corrupt.

The American soybean farmer.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2019/05/26/trumps-handouts-wont-be-enough-to-save-american-soybean-farmers-as-prices-hit-new-lows/

My heart bleeds for America with the incompetence and inadequacy of trump steering them to longterm damage and the destruction of so many areas of life and work. Nancy Pelosi tells us she prays for trump, that his family need to “do something about him” … the trump we witness is pretty well the donald j trump that has always existed. Hopeless and always pretending.

America has been conned bigtime, taken in by a slick soundbite charm of a latter day snake-oil salesman. We should have known fine well that skills honed at a crummy reality tv show would circumvent any need knowledge, ability or experience. This is a so-called President functioning at the level of a ten year old. Making ones-self and ones rattle-bag regime hated around the world is not how civilisation was meant to progress.

Its also commonly thought that trump is deliberately destroying family owned and small / medium farm enterprises so that big corporations can wipe up at bargain basement prices. In fact this IS what will happen viewing current indicators.

And yet still its quite easy to encounter people that consider this buffoon called trump to be ‘the man’. In my opinion people are less educated than they have been since 1940 and trump and his hidden twisted backers play on this fact. Here in the UK  bbc radio news (apart from ‘The World Tonight’ at 10pm) has been abysmal, quite pathetic in its refusal to portray trump as the world danger that he is. It seems that the more that media and tv is mass market the more likely it has dumbed down. Its easy here in the UK to find people every day that think trump is self made, trump is successful, trump is the leader that the USA needs etc etc …. this is both quite staggering and alarming in its misinformation.

For instance here is an example of idiocy and how low brow, how unthinking we have become …. https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/exwestlife-star-brian-mcfadden-says-donald-trump-is-exactly-what-britain-needs-a4151921.html

However, the point of this post is the example of one of many fronts where trump is destroying established markets and established trust, ie soybean growers and their export markets namely China.  trump will have no idea that crops have to be planted, of the massive outgoings only covered once the payments are received for agricultural produce sown, nurtured, ripened, harvested, stored, transported across the world and delivered, of contracts entered in to and honoured. Note the last word ie ‘honoured’ a very non-trumpian term. trump lives in a self invented bubble where offering 50c in the dollar to desperate creditors is ‘being clever’ !!! ‘The Art of the Deal’… more like ‘The Art of the Screw’! … and as is openly acknowledged trumps ghost-written book is in fact fiction.

Remember, a few billion to the farmers is nothing compared to the trillion handed back to the already super rich and the super slick.

trump is immoral, not to be trusted in any way whatsoever, a dysfunctional chaos, a blight, a pasteboard mask; it is chiefly the thing behind the mask I question and rail against.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2019/05/26/trumps-handouts-wont-be-enough-to-save-american-soybean-farmers-as-prices-hit-new-lows/

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

 

trump misinformation, whitewash and sheer despicable nonsense…

… this is criminal in its outright steam roller of any objective truth, of any adult or serious reflection of what is the real world. Brave Cap’n Bonespurs seems to know no limit of the garbage he can spew for soundbite and camera, its all tv to him, crummy reality show or from that big house on the hill, it makes no difference to him. In a sense its as if we are all being brainwashed, horribly just as predicted by George Orwell.

The audacity of a semi-illiterate to repeat and repeat (I quote) “In the history of our country” and declare he is “The most transparent President ever” is shocking, mind numbing, frightening. But that’s how he works, he frightens, scares, up-ends any sane mature viewpoint. History and the books pertaining are all closed to him, as with everything, he makes it up as he goes along, held in equilibrium as if in a spiders web of delusion, hidden agenda and BS for the masses (ie the handy medium of tv).

Look for instance at what would or should have been a diplomatic career in the service of a trump Administration, to provide diplomatic outreach of a constructive nature, but trump has wrecked any top-flight endeavour, no ‘best people’ would ever work for such a fascistic ignorant Administration, trump is toxic and prefers do-all stand-ins of most dubious ability and experience on the wider world stage … treading water, hanging on.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/22/politics/trump-mueller-fact-check/index.html

The plus point is that once trump is ousted one way or another, there will be many fine people, top level performers quickly able to step forward and work to shrink the memory of trump and move forward in the world to better things.

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

Who is steering trump?

Worth listening to, to get a grip on how the world is prceeding and how trump it seems merely mimics other controversial leaders. The expert appears at 03:00 and helps shed light on where current dynamics and desires. Note again trump and his upside-down triangle, always the upside-down triangle.

We learn of a barrier / barbed wire at the southern border, of refugees in camps, threats, poor treatment, of controlling the press, of controlling the judiciary, all mirrored in trumps own Idiocracy. Who’s telling trump what other Fascists around the world he needs to meet and greet? After all, trump can hardly read a map, can hardly get to the second sentence in any briefing material. Therefore who is steering trump?

I got this from … https://limitlesslife.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/20467/

 

Head in the sand jingoistic nonsense …filthy tariffs from trump.

bbc r4 Today programme had a most horrible twisted interviewee that I suppose valuably shed light on how insane some of the thinking is in the trump Regime. Asst Prof Dr Greg Autry of Southern California, years ago author of a book titled ‘Death by China’ was given prominent airtime this morning.  Why are we hearing this … oh my goodness, its hard to believe what we hear…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_fourfm

The alarming and skewed nonsense, I mean the interview with Asst Prof Greg Autry starts at 08:10 and we can say that this interview is certainly enlightening, I think Autry doesn’t realise he’s being exposed as the regressive jingoistic dinosaur he appears to be. Citing 19C USA tariff mindset, Hamiltonian Economics and openly regarding Zhongguo (China) as a suitable case for I quote “regime change”, its all worrying to hear. Perhaps Autry (if he is so keen on historical precedent) forgets its the Chinese that built the railroads out to the Pacific and lost many lives in the process, blasting through difficult terrain etc when white men would not perform such work. Perhaps Autry (if he is so keen on historical approaches) forgets the Imperialist crowbar from the British that resulted in flooding China with opium in the nineteenth century; the west cannot regard themselves as any beacon of virtue.  Also mentioning three times instances of ‘concentration camps’ being used within in a couple of minutes (yes we get the message) … admittedly there are some terrible things still happening in China BUT …. China has come a long way since the Communists took over in 1946, then thankfully the demise of Mao and since 1980 has worked miracles, has evolved at extraordinary pace in all fronts and provided the world with low cost product that has allowed massive profit margins and still allowed ordinary people to buy so much at such keen prices. And yet trump and his nasty imperial regressives want to bite off the hand that has enabled so much easy profit to be made by western businesses large and small !  Uh-oh this is v dangerous territory for the Asst Prof to hammer home all points of negativity and yet ignore totally where the world can work towards something better and is (was?) working toward something better.  This ignorant mindset upsets me, after hearing the interview I felt as when I heard the abysmal ‘Inaugration Speech’ from trump, close to tears.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_fourfm

Chuck Schumer is also cited as hailing to trump “Hang tough with China”. If its the same Chuck Schumer I’m thinking of then I’m very surprised at his low-brow simplistic exhortations.

Asst Prof Greg Autrys book actually of 2011 vintage received abysmal reviews and is generally described as jingoistic alarmist nonsense citing problems but offering no solutions, no understanding of how to move forward. As if shouting at foreigners will make them understand you any more easily, or more obedient. This is where the present leadership of the USA has descended. Therefore we wonder how far the bbc scraped the barrel to come up with this particular interviewee Greg Autry… bbc radio news other than ‘The World Tonight’ at 10pm is often is hardly worth airtime in the perennially golden glow it casts toward trump, imagine you were blind and this were your only news source!

One little man Autry with one little misguided outdated book his shot at fame, his ‘theory’ of how to deal with China does not make an opinion. Rather ask the hundreds and thousand of Heads of Corporation what they think of the direction and inabilities of trump? Tariffs cannot help anyone. trump already is creating suffering, turmoil and needless poverty and upset in the middle east, Iran, North Korea etc now he’s heading toward China. He is attempting to engineer particular regimes and countries on the world map to increase and prosper whilst to damage others. Perhaps his low attention span and lack of grasp will work to the worlds advantage.

There needs to be greater more honest psychological evaluation of the so-called God help us – Commander in Chief, he is much as when a younger man, veneer thin, blustering, ignorant. In his lack of ability he thinks tv skills will serve him sufficient for whatever task he performs, frighteningly there is a grain of sense in  this bizarre mindset

  •  trumps total inability to organise, form and develop any deal whatsoever, this a reflection of his life so far.
  •  trumps inability to realise or cope with Asian protocol, diplomatic technique or manners.
  • trumps total denial of the need for an intelligent experienced Diplomacy. Bolton and Pompeo are nowhere near up to this task.

As you can see I deny trump upper case.

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

Here the skewed life of trump … https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/84273524/posts/2272324170

The world should and could be going in better directions than this.

Again as with the previous post wordpress is not providing me with any categories or tags at first until I click around … and icons are un-annotated.

copyright climate-change-briefing.com 2019

 

 

The limits of knowledge …

…  its quite a high falutin’ term and has been used many times in the past, but mostly toward ‘advanced thinking’ by academics and philosophers but in my post here I mean it toward how it is often so difficult to put across in a few words areas of interest that I think others should also explore, ideas for children to build upon with activity and focused attention, a potential source of interest, joy and knowledge.

The limit of knowledge is that they are not interested and parents often now will view it as if witchcraft, ie the unusual, the less trodden pathway !!!

A case in point is encouraging young people to get a little more art and craft orientated in a practical manner, to explore images and artists from the past, to get practical  whether its cutting and pasting or sketching or modelling, clay, plaster whatever. To develop manual dexterity, to open pathways of thinking and co-ordination.  If by age ten they are not so inclined or have never known such activity then its not a given they will show any interest whatsoever in their lifetime. The curse of the screen has in a decade destroyed centuries of skill development that each child could experience so that in life they can have some facility with their hands, sketch, visualise, convey their meaning. Nursery rhymes, simple songs and poetry have for most children fizzled to nothing, become non-existent, needlework, helping with mother… all gone. Knowing the latest pop video release or minute nuanced trend in pop fashion is not building or development for rounded able citizens, just candyfloss, so much smoke and mirrors based on fantasy, endless escapism.

Looking at the Times newspaper April 29th p.29 print edition we find not even experts can agree, for instance counter to any common sense the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health decided this year there was no evidence that screen time itself was harmful!! This beggars belief. April 2019 the World Health Organisation injected some sanity to ask parents to greatly control and limit the amount of screen time children experience. Hurrah for the World Health Organisation !

Surely even a few brief seconds of seeing children hooked and over-enthusing on this junk can tell a parent or concerned adult all they need to know. Dear knows how poor their abilities will be as they progress through school, I’ve a feeling performance could be assessed as two and three years behind. Even the use of paper and being able to practice handwriting, sketch convey ideas is seen as arcane and marginal to requirements!!!

More enlightened parents will see to it Little Jonny does not skip the fundamentals the basics and will realise among other things paper and bookbased learning is essential. Theres an element of social class and background here that is being amplified and widened. A screen just cannot provide the depth quality or reinforcement to learning that is required, or the joyous serendipity of say a paper based textbook or encyclopedia.

This means there is an increasing gulf and stratification between those that can and those that cannot. An increase in differences of social class and performance. This unravels the efforts made to increase opportunity and pull up the poor performing, particularly since the Second War.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/well/world-health-organization-guidance-limiting-kids-screen-time/

Yet still in the above we hear of groups asking for evidence … answer = watch the bloody kids and see how skewed their behaviour actually is !!!

Likewise the UK Guardian in its often emotive woolly nonsensical fashion asks for evidence – as if again do they not use their eyes and ears to see things are amiss!

Kids cannot even ride in the car without having a screen installed right in front of their faces, to suck on the digital pap as they journey along; God forbid, more junk from Hollywood and endless animated crap. What we could describe as using that dire term of modern times ‘a targeted audience’. Or maybe a film about journeying thro Monument Valley … as they drive thro Monument Valley ?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/24/limit-screen-time-hour-day-5s-none-2s-says/

 

 

Usual trump botch job …

Clueless in some respects, calculating nasty and cruel in others. To quote the Idiot in Charge … “They don’t put their best people in these caravans,”  … we haven’t got the best ppl in the WH either, in fact the dregs, the utter dregs of  wealth obsessed scum.  Third rate reality tv does not make a statesman …. but it does hone skills and help become master of the five second soundbite, to act the part, to pretend.

trump is a case of self-promotion gone crazy. A shallow facile world of branding, hype gone mad, pretence, stand off … all the usual con man tricks and honed sharp from the endless evasion of creditors large and small.

‘I suspect thou art not a Christian’…  to borrow a line from John Hustons 1953 film.

The planet is bent achingly under the threat of global warming, time is drastically short and this gold-plated turd would rather go golfing, cannot read slimmed down donnie-sized briefings and endlessly fools and cons his way through every day, aided and abetted by personnel without morals, without integrity and no shame.

https://www.vox.com/2019/4/2/18292571/trump-nato-secretary-white-house-oranges

Notice how nasty and vindictive and revengeful our rhetoric has become at the horrifying spectacle of a clowning bigot that can barely read hijacks a democracy; trump has proven himself many times over to be a wrecking ball.

trump is wasting our time.

Three generations from brothel keeper to president.

trump and his multi-pronged attack on decency and truth ..... a misguided and dangerous fool, the ultimnate con-man.
trump and his multi-pronged attack on decency and truth ….. a misguided and dangerous fool, the ultimate con-man.