A Slapdash Man in a Turned-Down World
The president’s unapologetic calls for force, and his efforts to bring the military into his political line, follow a strongman’s playbook. It’s a risky move for him, and for democracy.
By TERRANCE GAVAN
FROM THE BUNKER
BUNKER BOY TRIES DESPERATELY TO DENY COWARDICE
“A hallmark of authoritarian regimes is to call truth into question — except as the regime defines it. Russian president Vladimir Putin offers up a fog of disinformation to maintain power, including denying obvious facts (such as Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17), spouting falsehoods and deflecting attention with nonsensical comparisons (dubbed ‘whataboutism’).” Then the authors quote former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul: “A cumulative effect of all these tactics is nihilistic debasement of the very concept of truth.”
The new book “Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth” by WaPo fact-checkers Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly
A FLAWED MAN
We can trace the history of Trump’s duplicity back to the early 1980s, when deeply flawed and in need of funds, Russian oligarchs targeted the pipsqueak millionaire, and began to groom the coquettish mandarin with the vague promise of loans, laundered cash and perhaps most appealing to a man so tawdry and flawed: Power. The KGB knew his flaws and they knew that he was a malignant narcissist. They played to his greed and they won him over. He worked first as a “useful idiot.” And, make no mistake, the KGB knew they were dealing with a deeply psychotic personality. Thus the KGB, including a prominent black ops operative named Vladimir Putin, were gambling that those flaws and that mentally sick man would pay dividends at some future date. Never in their wildest dreams did the KGB think that this sociopath would become President of the United States of America. He did. Thus spake Zarathustra.
An authoratarian douchebag without one teeny tiny piece of redemptive thought or will, Donald Trump is proving what every single Democrat knew before his election. He’s a dumb, ill-educated, striviing, desperate, misogynistic, racist pig. No one disputes that now. The only thing added is the dementia, and the paranoia that feeds his sociopathy. Now? Along with that hodgepodge of desipcable character traits, America, sadly has to factor in the very real possibility that this barking mad psychopath willl actually destroy the country.
BOOKS I READ
It’s tough to explain this book, so I suggest you just go out and get it!
Well, you know all about this book. In fact before we read it we knew alll about it.
If you haven’t read it yet? Get on it. A must read for all resistance people.
BLOG AND VLOG
SEAMUS O'BRADAIGH - RANT WRITER AND RACONTEUR Oh, well we know how the senile mind functions in these days of 'whine and manifestos' as Donald Trump rumbles, stumbles, mumbles and fumbles his way through the treacherous archipelagos of his loosely-slung brain. Thus...
TERRANCE GAVAN - EDITOR AND BLOGGER There will be more. More human rights violations and more racist policy emanating from the White House. Ripping children from their parents and imprisoning those children in slapdash facilities for undetermined lengths of times is...
Seamus O'Bradaigh - Editor and Valedictorian "I'm sending troops to the border and we're going to stop all this nonsense, right now," says Donald Trump. The nonsense is a caravan of Honduran refugees and the troops he intends to deploy are American soldiers, marines,...