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.

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Arctic thawing and landslides…

I assume this exposes hidden methane hydrates to thaw even quicker, accelerate microbial activity, allow subterranean gases to emerge and may well divert established waterflow toward raw earth. A couple of times in my life I’ve been close to landslip material and its a substance unrealised until one has seen and handled it.

An aside, my own husbandry of a watercourse to help reduce erosion … a place I know has had needlessly a mile of ditches re-dug which were very old and functioned fine already, the field border and ditches date from 1680 are moss lined, bound with perennial herbs and a highly efficient web of roots both fibrous and woody to bind it all together.  Lots of runs, holes and trackways from I guess vole activity. Now all this has been scraped away and dumped onto the other side of the road, exposed raw earth will most certainly be eroded and washed down as is already evident a few weeks following the needless so-called ‘improvement’ …  the complete mile is on a hill and runs down in basically a straight line downwards.  This is new work is a recipe for disaster. Again, I know that hill and for the last few winters merely as an anonymous citizen have known which drainage conduit to unblock with my six foot pry-bar to get things functioning (mostly from fly-tipped builders and garden waste) yet also each year for days previous to my visit all the locals, farmers, gamekeepers, middle class out of town country dwellers have sailed past in their cars and done nothing as the torrent carves out and undercuts the edge of the road.  So, as yet again the man in the digger has no intimate knowledge of what he is doing, no perceptible aptitude and merely wrecks what already functions perfectly well. A case in point being run off channels where I don’t think run-off will occur in many cases.  I guarantee as is already being demonstrated that once the heavy rain run-off flushes downwards the silt build up will in fact create flooding, blockage, overspill further down where none need have occurred. I often think man as a labouring animal, as trying to engage with intelligent / common sense husbandry is increasingly becoming useless at this small intimate scale. Further down, each year I also quite easily can divert side of road run-off back into the drainage channel merely banking a few inches of earth and voila! … job done. The digger driver has completely ignored these points / locations. My charming aside re basic hydrology now finished, back to the dreaded thawing permafrost.

http://theconversation.com/thawing-permafrost-is-triggering-thousands-of-landslides-across-the-arctic-114702

trumps thinking …

… bit of a contradiction but in private he most certainly can manouvre, side-step, duck and weave. This article sheds light on trumps way of doing things …

Portrait of the President as a Gangster

Most certainly not suited to Public Office in any shape or form.  His qualification of ‘The Art of the Deal’ as we now can see multiple times is ghost-written bluff, the twice fiasco with North Korea I hope and should be, never repeated. He is no Statesman whatsoever (an essential for any leader) and aligns with all the questionable regimes of the world. He was Kim jong Uns best publicity ever, his gateway to world media.

trump will now gloat on this neutered Mueller Report for years to come, shame upon William Barr for stooping so low, it will displace trumps previous obsession with crowd size. An obsession is a handy thing to a certain type of person, it displaces ‘having to think’ and can look as if one is talking / doing something when in fact its just so much recycled hot air. blah blah blah for the umpteenth time, the umpteenth month. But never mind, we all can see it coming, the whirring helicopter engine, the charade of urgency and busy-ness, drawing close his favourite and aligned media types.

What will be most telling in the weeks and months to come is how trump will attempt to goad and humiliate the Free Press. We will see him descend to levels of vitriol so far not displayed. This forthcoming behaviour will show us all what we need to know. The more he thrashes around the further down into the stinking barrel of filth he will descend. My analogy of trump with Mao I think quite accurate. You can show a picture of Mao to a twenty year old and some don’t even know who that is.

 

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 …..

 

One thing is for sure, trump will never read it. Other than looking for his name on the first page bigboy marker in hand as far as trump is concerned its just so much waste-paper.

trump: I’m frightened now.

The dreadful nastiness of donald j trump now needs to be reined in. His intent is clear and he represents a regressive mindset far worse than anything visualised as ‘the swamp’. trumps downward spiral needs to now be reined in, for decency to be pressed upon him and his unsuitability for high office made clear. However today we read trump and his tweets are getting most unpleasant, sinking to lower depths of ignorance…

Ilhan Omar, isn’t she lovely, its in her face! Likewise with AOC, these are valuable and much needed people.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/12/ilhan-omar-democrats-trump-attacks-sanders-warren

Some of the nicest people I’ve ever met are Moslem and Pakistani. To berate such people is silly trending toward sick. Offenders such as trump and I guess Stephen Miller and others in the creaking decrepit wagon called the White House have most evidently inadequete and shrivelled cold hearts, their paucity of human compassion is deplorable. It also indicates they seem to have read so little, never sampled the world at large as from the printed page; their minds and hearts have never got out of first gear. As with all con artists, fantasists and bluff merchants anything other than a ten second bar-room soundbite is beyond them. Nothing wrong with such brevity in its self among ordinary folk but not fit for a President.

We know for instance trumps only reading of a serious newspaper is to work across the page with his bigboy marker to see how many times his name appears, theres no comprehension, no insight, no learning. The racists such as we see attaching themselves to the trump bunker and to trump himself are narrow and cold, certainly lacking in completeness as civilised humans.  Perhaps their own guilt and shame fuels at lashing out at others they perceive as different, after all trump has quite happily mocked the handicapped. With climate change ahead we haven’t time for this nonsense. trump is immature, always was and is ignorant, always was.

Little better than a snot-nosed playground bully from the backward class.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/12/ilhan-omar-democrats-trump-attacks-sanders-warren

I see a great similarity with Mao and trump, both were determined to establish chaos and set people against each other. And Mao of course just like trump in his ignorance could never accept the notion he had made a mistake, or did not understand practical reality, both are highly impractical. Likewise, Mao and trump will so quickly turn against a previously devoted member of staff. The similarities of Mao and trump are quite uncanny.

Its quite accurate to compare Mao and trump as alike …

  • insulated from reality.
  • impractical in the extreme, Mao was extraordinarilly impractical.
  • endlessly creating chaos, delighting in chaos.
  • turning upside down established practices and customs.
  • secretive, above the common masses as if breathing rarified air.
  • hidden schemes and projects.
  • brazen, capable of violence, no compassion, much like trumps beloved sharks.
  • thinking only of themselves.
  • knowing how to manipulate/control media, to create a cult, to create fear.
  • can do no wrong.
  • will easily drop and destroy anyone that served them.
  • deliberately sets person against person.
  • its trump / Mao they serve, not the nation.
  • experts are ignored.
  • sycophants promote absurd non-truths and their masters ignorance zealously.
  • Russias influence on 1950’s and 1960’s China has never been fully revealed… just as with trump!
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.

Ramble, my fear of data, bbc dumbing down …

Twice recently i’ve heard material / programmes on bbc r4 that are utter garbage, misleading and vacuous. You can spot them from a mile away, bought-in i guess and often about tech, data, AI and delivered in a breathy ‘we are travelling so far ahead’ BS mode that its all utterly unbelievable and always with a Stateside voice-over.  delivered as if all is unavoidable, we will / are being overwhelmed by data, analytics etc. Please back up your fantasy projections; I mostly believe what i hear but journalism of rigour needs proof.  I am being expected to believe candyfloss ….

You are talking to a man that does not buy in to modern crap, my idea of fun is to chop the sticks, wash by hand, use a pen, doodle, learn things each day, memorise verse and text, look at books which allows me access to brighter and clever people than myself, to enjoy and learn from mans art and handicraft of decades and centuries gone past.

We can expect worse, The Times newspaper Tuesday March 26th (p.20) voiced concern at the dumbing down of bbc r3 and 4 … Michael Buerk worries over the predominace of public school educations, but personally I am less concerned on this point, as surely its never been much different?  All i want is quality.  I do not want to hear a dumbed down repetitive output that is blinkered to better things. I put my faith in the privately educated! However the new Director of Radio  James Purnell is very youth orientated and is actively reducing bbc r3 & 4 but is ring fencing younger targeted material on radio 1 and 6 music as sacrosanct (ehm … anybody listen to these at all) ?  Tish pooey … the young couldn’t care less abt radio as a medium and radio 1 is nothing of its former self, it cannot be, times have changed no longer is it universally what we could hear playing in households up and down the land (as a kid we mostly tuned in to the Dutch pirates, not understanding was a bonus).  Programmes such as bbc r4 Womans Hour have been badly served, re-scheduled at a most unsuitable loony time on weekday mornings when mothers and housewives etc have to get busy !

A bit like Brexit, the increasing love affair with data and AI is quite puerile, sickening and needless. But like zombies etc we rush to embrace this crap!

I quite happily have no washing machine and each day wear clean shirt, boxers and t-shirt (its called a washing line) … likewise no mobile phone. I do not need such things and i save energy and minimise my electrical consumption and data footprint. BUT BUT BUT in our desperation to embrace technology theres an unfathomable appetite to harvest data, endless data .. what fckng time I open my curtains or what i have in my fridge should matter to no-one. This is data gone beserk and human values need to prevail, not the values of some faceless twit in a corporation i care nothing for.

For instance ‘bit coin mining’ we read consumes the electricity of a small country! If ever a bubble was promoted it is bitcoin. Perhaps it will be tulips next ….

So lets connect again as how we are hellbent of racing to the abyss, below in the Grauniad we read of the electrical power required to run banks of servers and data collection of which so much is pointless and trivial in the extreme … https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/tsunami-of-data-could-consume-fifth-global-electricity-by-2025

 

 

 

 

trump and his Fascism …

NAST NASTY donald j trump who revels in cruelty, a toxic brew of ignorance and callous disregard. Theres lots of dirty over-moneyed numskulls behind him, I shudder to think what conversations occur behind closed doors. And yet the likes of Pence a ‘so-called’ Christian is of such low morals he tags along for the ride, his only chance to feel power on his lips. A pun for Pence … very definitely small change.

I just found this over on Daily Intelligencer  …http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/trump-kirstjen-nielsen-fired-homeland-illegal.html#comments

… the reason I’m posting … a link included in the comments section.

http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/triumph/tr-gestapo.htm

trump is emboldened after the emasculation of the Mueller Report, goodness knows what whacky dirty schemes he has afoot, installed stooge Barr aiding his tricks.

 

postscript… taking a look at how the nazis tumbled into blinkered self-regard and a shallow shitty existance, how spineless and pathetic they appeared at Nuremberg  … https://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/Books-Anatomy-of-Malice-469531

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

I think we need to brush up on our history, how dangerous it is to think the little people the ordinary can be bullied and herded along and we needn’t take notice, to not help them; as much like trump delights in wielding the power of Presidential Office toward a helpless better life seeking refugee we need to regard their feelings and consider kindly what it is they would prefer.

trump the utter fascist, the liar and trouble maker fantasist that he is needs to be recognised for what it is. trump is hellbent on creating imbalance and disharmony; ignorance developed to an artform, as artless as it is; very much the schoolboy bully / thug.

The skilfull gradation of his onslaught is indeed very clever, you cannot say ‘moron’ or idiot because he in his horrible trumpian way is very clever, a nastiness gone crazy, thrown to its limit. trump is inded dangerous, his deliberate denigration and assault on the Free Press, his courting of dictators and to promote all that insults developed society.

These people below were uncertain, bewildered and whimsically excused every insult and deprivation that was pushed onto them until it was too late. No-one should be forced to do anything in this world that they do not willingly desire.

Cautious, not sure, herded along by the distant influence of an overpowering dictator
Cautious, not sure, herded along by the distant influence of an overpowering dictator …

Note the old woman above, an image that could be from eighty or eight hundred years ago.

Next morning for instance the Guardian comments … https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/08/david-miliband-interview-trump-border-policy-irc

 

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.