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Re: Creeping Police State
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2019, 05:50:52 am »
No-one should be surprised. The Rs becoming the White Supremacy [party has been in the works since the Willie Horton dog whistle by Lee Atwater. The party has not so much become Trump's as he is their creature, their perfect embodiment.

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No-one should be surprised. The Rs becoming the White Supremacy [party has been in the works since the Willie Horton dog whistle by Lee Atwater. The party has not so much become Trump's as he is their creature, their perfect embodiment.

True.

Donald 🦀 Trump’s pal Steve 🦍 Scalise goes off the deep end
Daniel Cotter  👍| 10:55 pm EDT July 21, 2019
 
Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, the House Minority Whip, was on Jeanine Pirro on Saturday night. He was defending Donald Trump and his party, and doing what all of the right appears to do without having anything else to talk about: attack “The Squad” and lie about what it is the Congresswomen believe in.

Scalise stated in part: “The Squad is the face of the Democrat Party now. They stand for socialism, open borders, the anti-Semitic BDS movement, free healthcare for illegal immigrants, & the job-killing Green New Deal. Republicans & Donald Trump won’t stop battling this radical, anti-American agenda.”

It is hard to take seriously anyone who says “Democrat Party” instead of “Democratic Party.” But that aside, Scalise is the face of the Republican Party. He attended a conference of white supremacists in the early 2000s where 😈 David Duke headlined. Scalise later claimed he was not aware that the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (or “EURO”), which was founded by Duke, had a “racist nature.” Nothing about the name of the group would suggest a group of whites banding together, and Duke being the headliner would not have been any clue to anyone in 2002. Sure.

In 2019, Scalise voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, something he was against in its original iteration in 2013. Scalise appears to be the water boy for Trump, saying this last week when Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the audacity to address the racist comments from Trump on the House Floor: “What Nancy Pelosi just did on the House floor was disgraceful. We should be spending our time on the floor of the People’s House solving actual problems- like the crisis at our southern border- not harassing Donald Trump. I’ll be addressing the chamber shortly. Tune in!”

Scalise has been a “nay” on any of a variety of actual problems that affect women or minorities in his time in Congress. In addition to the VAWA, he has opposed equal pay for gender, he voted against repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and takes a position that veterans should not be permitted to have access to medical marijuana even if in a state that permits and their doctors to prescribe it. This is a truly idiotic and “radical, anti-American agenda.”

Daniel is a lawyer writing and teaching about SCOTUS, and is the author of the book “The Chief Justices” about the SCOTUS as seen through the center seat.

https://www.palmerreport.com/news/donald-trumps-pal-steve-scalise-goes-off-the-deep-end/19461/

Agelbert NOTE: Republican Congressman Steve Scalise is an integral part of the TRUMP WRECKING CREW.

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MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019

As Ilhan Omar 👍 Said, Trump Is a Fascist -- and His Rallies Prove It

HENRY A. GIROUX, TRUTHOUT

Ilhan Omar is right in calling Trump a fascist. One need look no further than his spectacles of white nationalist fear and racism that seek to turn politics into a grandiose theater of nativism, while presenting the head of state as a kind of demigod. There is also his assumption -- reinforced by the GOP and conservative media -- that citizenship is the exclusive terrain of white people.

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he Proven Strategy to Beat Donald Trump in 2020!
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2019, 11:40:56 pm »
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Mafia Mentor: Where is Roy Cohn's Pretty Boy?
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Robert Reich: The Real Reason for Impeachment
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Dictatorship Blind Spot on Right Side: U.S. 🐵🙉🙊 Conservatives Ignoring Trump Warning Signs
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Today on TruNews, Rick Wiles and the team explore a disturbing trend in recent weeks as President Trump’s 🦀 words are taking on a more chilling, autocratic tone. Have Conservatives and especially 😈 Evangelicals turned a blind eye to a takeover by Zionism, being leveraged through the current administration?  Rick also puts a spotlight on the apparent whitewashing of child sexual abuse underway in 🐉 UK media.  Rick Wiles, Doc Burkhart, Matthew Skow, Kerry Kinsey.  Airdate 7/25/19
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Fri, 07/26/2019 - 17:25

Once "Prosperity" Falters, The Legitimacy Of The Status Quo Evaporates

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

All we're doing is waiting for the fake "prosperity" to crumble, and the resulting loss of credibility and legitimacy will follow like night follows day.

The citizenry of corrupt regimes ruled by self-serving elites tolerate this oppressive misrule for one reason and only one reason: increasing prosperity,which we can define as continual improvement in material well-being and financial security.

The legitimacy of every corrupt regime ruled by self-serving elites hangs on this single thread: once prosperity fades, the legitimacy of the regime evaporates, as the citizenry have no reason to tolerate their rapacious, predatory overlords.

A broken, unfair system will be tolerated as long as every participant feels they're getting a few shreds of improvement. This is why there is such an enormous push of propaganda touting "growth"; if the citizenry can be conned into believing that their deteriorating well-being and security are actually "prosperity," then they will continue to grant the status quo some measure of credibility and legitimacy.

When the gap between the propaganda and reality widens to the breaking point, the regime loses its credibility and legitimacy. This manifests in a number of ways:

► 1. Nobody believes anything the state or its agencies reports as "fact": since it misreported economic well-being and security to benefit the few at the expense of the many, why believe anything official?

► 2. Increased lawlessness: since the Ruling Elites get away with virtually everything, why we should we obey the laws?

► 3. Opting out: rather than become a target for the state's oppressive organs of security, the safer path is to opt out: quit supporting a parasitic and predatory Status Quo of corporations and the state with your labor, slip into the shadows of the economy, avoid debt like the plague, get by on a fraction of your former income.

► 4. Breakdown of Status Quo political parties: since all parties are bands of self-serving thieves, what's the point of even nominal membership?

► 5. Increasing reliance on anti-depression and anti-anxiety medications, more self-medication/drug use, and other manifestations of social stress and breakdown.

► 6. Those who can move away from crumbling high-tax cities, essentially giving up civic hope for fair, affordable solutions to rising inequality and social disorder.

► 7. Increasing defaults and bankruptcies as households and enterprises no longer see any other way out.

► 8. Increasing mockery of financial/corporate media parroting the propaganda that "prosperity" is real and rising-- S&P 500 hits 3,000, we're all getting better in every way, every day, etc.

Truth is the most essential form of capital, and once it has been squandered to serve insiders, vested interests and Ruling Elites, the nation is morally, spiritually, politically and financially bankrupt. All we're doing is waiting for the fake "prosperity" to crumble, and the resulting loss of credibility and legitimacy will follow like night follows day. 🌠

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-26/once-prosperity-falters-legitimacy-status-quo-evaporates
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The Curse of Bigness
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Going Beyond Impeachment to Get to Real Democracy
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Re: Creeping Police State
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2019, 06:05:53 pm »

"Justice" 👹 Kavanaugh, Sexual Predator and Corporate Fascist Enabler, is missing below, but you get the idea:

The main function of the U.S. Supreme Court is, in general, to provide fascist elite orchestrated impunity for just about any sort of injustice visited on the populace in order to continuously enrich criminal elites in particular.

I ran into an interesting quote today from the book, "All Honorable Men". It sheds a great deal of light on how the American Capitalist system aids and abets the fascist modus operandi. The quote is referring to I.G. Farben, the NAZI chemical corporation that perfected fascist cartelization for the purpose of monopolizing all industrial production and most of the profit, all over the civilized world, under German fascist control. They are more infamous for their SS Death Camp poison gas, but that was just a tiny part of their criminal activities all over the world. 

In their files, discovered within days after the U.S. Army got to their main offices, was the plan for the "New World Order" after WWII. It is detailed and methodical. The parts were all mostly in place before WWII. The parts grew and prospered AFTER WWII.

We are there.

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The world-wide activities of the Farben organization as part of  the German war effort have been publicized so much that they have created a picture of an octopus-like monster. Actually that is not the point. Most of the individual acts which made up the spectacular geopolitical activities of I.G. Farben looked like ordinary business transactions. Partly their success was due to American acceptance of the 😈💵🎩 "business is business" philosophy. Largely relying on this easy tolerance of social irresponsibility, the Farben organization put across its entire program, capturing markets, bottling up inventions, digging out economic and industrial secrets, and financing propaganda practically without fear of reprisals or countermeasures. ALL HONORABLE MEN COPYRIGHT 1950, BY JAMES STEWART MARTIN, Chapter 5: HARE AND HOUNDS, Page 65


Here's another quote from that book that mirrors EXACTLY what has happened in the USA, thanks to our fascist enabling "Justice" (SEE: Orwell) System:

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The I.G. Farben New Order plan was initiated by the Farben management, acting on its own, to show the German High Command how the corporate expansion of I.G, Farben as a business proposition could be geared in with the interests of the German government In establishing German power all over the world.

This close identity between the business interests of the company and the national interests of Germany was not accidental. It was the result of over twenty years of close working between the management of German industry and the German Government.

Under this working arrangement, the laws of Germany had been gradually modified to give more and more assistance to the growth of organizations like I.G. Farben.
Special tax concessions favoring the growth of combines, modifications of the corporation law to give  management a free hand, government subsidies for special projects, all strengthened the position of the combines in a geometric progression as their size increased. In return, the greater size and weight of the combines made them a more and more powerful instrument of German policy abroad.

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Abolish Terrorist Agencies

Posted on July 28, 2019 by DavidSwanson, World BEYOND War, July 28, 2019

SNIPPET:

Jacobsen’s book on Operation Paperclip, which I reviewed here, told the story of how the U.S. military and CIA hired large numbers of former Nazis. The scandal that one is supposed to see in that story is, apparently, that people had been Nazis, not that they had participated in horrific atrocities, because participating in horrific atrocities is depicted as a courageous and noble service in Jacobsen’s newer book.

There is, of course, a case to be made for the existence of Nazi influence on post-WWII U.S. atrocities. As I wrote at the link above,

“The U.S. military shifted in numerous ways when former Nazis were put into prominent positions. It was Nazi rocket scientists who proposed placing nuclear bombs on rockets and began developing the intercontinental ballistic missile.  It was Nazi engineers who had designed Hitler’s bunker beneath Berlin, who now designed underground fortresses for the U.S. government in the Catoctin and Blue Ridge Mountains.  Known Nazi liars were employed by the U.S. military to draft classified intelligence briefs falsely hyping the Soviet menace. Nazi scientists developed U.S. chemical and biological weapons programs, bringing over their knowledge of tabun and sarin, not to mention thalidomide — and their eagerness for human experimentation, which the U.S. military and the newly created CIA readily engaged in on a major scale.  Every bizarre and gruesome notion of how a person might be assassinated or an army immobilized was of interest to their research. New weapons were developed, including VX and Agent Orange.  A new drive to visit and weaponize outerspace was created, and former Nazis were put in charge of a new agency called NASA.

“Permanent war thinking, limitless war thinking, and creative war thinking in which science and technology overshadowed death and suffering, all went mainstream.  When a former Nazi spoke to a women’s luncheon at the Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1953, the event’s headline was ‘Buzz Bomb Mastermind to Address Jaycees Today.’ That doesn’t sound terribly odd to us, but might have shocked anyone living in the United States anytime prior to World War II. Watch this Walt Disney television program featuring a former Nazi who worked slaves to death in a cave building rockets. 

Before long, President Dwight Eisenhower would be lamenting that ‘the total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government.’ Eisenhower was not referring to Nazism but to the power of the military-industrial complex.  Yet, when asked whom he had in mind in remarking in the same speech that ‘public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite,’ Eisenhower named two scientists, one of them the former Nazi in the Disney video linked above.”

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Agelbert NOTE: The golf clubs and the money in the eagle claws are good, but the nearly exact image of the Russian double headed eagle PLUS the phrase in Spanish, "Trump (i.e. 45) is a  PUPPET (of Putin)" is even better.

As a Spanish speaker, I can tell you that the word "titere" (three syllables, accent on the first syllable, pronounced Tē-Tĕ-Rĕ) does not just mean "puppet"; it is used far more often as a pejorative label for people without scruples that will steal anything not attached when you are not looking. It fits.


It's all great fun, and I got a good laugh out of it. BUT, ridicule of Trump needs to be put in the proper perspective. As a kid in the 1950's, I watched many cartoons (featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Donald Duck, etc.) made before, and during, WWII. They ridiculed Hitler to no end. It didn't help. Murderous Racist Demagogues despise ridicule but are not deterred by it. The reason for that is that those demagogues, like Hitler AND Trump, are the tiny visible tip of a cabal of rapacious oligarchs that put them there and want to keep them there.



The Oligarchic SNAKE in the USA NEVER shows its head. So, cutting off that head is extremely difficult.

A portion of the Oligarchic 🐍 SNAKE -- The 🐲 HEAD of the SNAKE is probably composed of some of these plus some you will never read about, despite having far more wealth than the "richest people" shown above.

"The rich executed a coup d’état that transformed the three branches of the U.S. government and nearly all institutions, including the mass media, into wholly owned subsidiaries of the corporate state." -- Chris Hedges

"in many ways the West already observes truly 'free markets,' or economic anarchy where giant corporations are free to do anything they wish, including wage massive, global wars in pursuit of their interests. The constrictive laws and regulations many well-intentioned free-market advocates abhor, have been imposed by these unhindered, anarchical corporations, not by a 'socialist government.' What these advocates perceive as a 'socialist government' is in fact an interface created and controlled by unhindered, unregulated, unaccountable corporate-financier interests. " -- Charles Hugh Smith

"When a mystery is complicated, the French tell us to look for a woman; but in sleuthing among corporations, we found it was much better to look for the chief accountant." -- James Stewart Martin -- ALL HONORABLE MEN


There are three legs to the fascism stool:
1) A melding of corporate and civil governance.
2) A foreign policy predicated on an aggressive nationalistic worldview.
3) An authoritarian government.
A political system that recognizes corporations as individual persons certainly provides one of those legs .Trump just completed the last two legs.

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July 29th, 2019 by Steve Hanley

Fascism & #Fake Republicans

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#Fake Republicans

Just as in George Orwell’s novel, the United States is now ruled by a demagogue who lies with every breath he takes, punishes anyone who disagrees with him, and projects a hyper-nationalist agenda. Today’s #Fake Republicans, led by the hate-filled Mitch McConnell, embrace the leader because he allows them to pursue their own agenda of consolidating one party rule through aggressive manipulation of voting districts and voter suppression tactics. McConnell, with his “winners make the rules, losers go home” attitude, is to politics today what General Sherman was to the Civil War — an implacable foe who will utilize any tool to subjugate the opposition.

There used to be Republicans like Abraham Lincoln who sought to unify the country, Teddy Roosevelt who promoted the national parks system, Dwight Eisenhower who didn’t insult the members of the Supreme Court when they made their ruling in Brown Vs. Board of Education but used the power of his office to enforce that decision, Richard Nixon who signed the Clean Water Act and created the Environmental Protection Agency. Even Ronald Reagan, the darling of Republicans, took steps to invigorate the EPA.

Until the current occupant of the Oval Office came along, every president, once inaugurated, made an effort to represent every citizen of the United States, not just those who turn out for carefully crafted adoration festivals. The present day #Fake Republican party is anti-everything except promoting the interests of unchecked business and celebrating the historical dominance of white male culture.

The current president leans heavily on an appeal to patriotism, but he is no patriot. As union organizer Eugene Debs said a hundred years ago, “Every robber or oppressor in history has wrapped himself in a cloak of patriotism or religion, or both.” Trump 🦀 has done both.

The signs that a warming planet is placing the entire planet at risk are all around us, but the fake Republicans refuse to lift a finger to address the problem.


They are too busy making corporations into super citizens while diminishing the power of the people who are the nominal holders of the nation’s sovereignty. Unable to see beyond the next quarterly report, they are literally pouring gasoline on the fire and turning a blind eye to the consequences.

Politicians used to work for the common good, or at least pretend to. No more. Today it’s all about destroying the enemy. With the help of ALEC and similar front organizations, those who speak out are threatened with felony convictions that carry prison sentences of up to 40 years. Government workers who speak out are harassed, demoted, or fired. We have a “my way or the highway” president and a coterie of sycophants who applaud his every move.

America is embracing totalitarianism by brutally suppressing voting rights for anyone who is not likely to vote for Republican candidates. Polling places in poor neighborhoods are arbitrarily closed, voting hours are shortened, and new restrictions on voter registrations are added. If the people will not get out and vote, soon they will find they have lost the ability to do so and the consolidation of power in the hands of a few super-wealthy white males will be complete.

Full EXCELLENT article:

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/07/29/fascism-fake-republicans/

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