Sunday, February 4, 2018
Identifying the President with the Government
This post follows How to Subvert the USA Government This post delves into what Trump's vision of a Dictatorship looks like some.
Trump met with Russian Top Spies this past week. They tried to keep that hush hush. The memo doesn't say what the Propaganda says it says. But you wouldn't know it from what Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh says. These people are touting Trump's Manfulness. They are using language intended to deify the President. Ironically the people most susceptible to this kind of thinking are folks in the Born Again Christian movement. They can't seem to tell the difference between the Anti-Christ and the return of Christ. They are looking for a Boss to tell them what to do.
Masha Gessen writes about what is happening in the New Yorker, she quotes this tweet:
Note that the tweet contains these "buzz-words":
- Claims that officials politicized the investigation
- Calls the investigative process "sacred"
- labels the process as partisan "in favor of Democrats" & "against Republicans"
- Says that this would be "unthinkable" before.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Money manager capitalism is financial capitalism. But financial capitalism is only tangential to actual capital. It means money making money from money.
Put baldly it is rentier capitalism. Not concerned with machinery, or tools, roads or bridges, automation or labor but with numbers of digits on financial ledgers.
The money managers, whether managing their own, or other people's money, are primarily concerned with conserving and growing those ledger numbers abstracted from reality. Those become derivative instruments & they lose touch with the real economy, the inputs, real capital & other public goods, that drives a healthy society.
The numbers in such an economy thus become abstracted & unearned properties, & actually can threaten the people & things in the real economy.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Trump the Pirate
- Once there was a pirate,
- Who danced on the deck of his ship
- While Sailing on his Hunts
- And giving the authorities the slip
The Very Stable Genius
He started to Dance!
- I am a very stable genius!
- I am the smartest in the world!
- Nothing ever gets past me
- Unless I let it go
- I am a very able womanizer
- The women always love me
- When I see a woman that's pretty
- I grab her by the kitty!
- I am the greatest Pirate!
- the world has ever seen!
- I promise my mates the world.
- Then I pocket the gold
- I sell them Warfs and Docks
- Take their money and then go!
- They wonder where I went
- When their gold is in my hold
Watch out for the Pirate King!
My Father gave me money
- I borrowed more from Italians
- I blew it on Casinos
- That started loosing money
- So my Daddy bought some chips
- And gave them to me as a gift.
I am a billionaire in every way!
- Because I collect peoples money and never pay!
- If you loan me money.
- I won't repay
- If you work for me.
- I'll promise you wages you'll never see!
- Eventually even the Italian Mob,
- Didn't want to do business with me.
- But the Russians did!
- The Russians love me!
- They give me everything I want!
- Just so long as I don't recognize them
- When the FBI comes to call.
- (Truth is I'm afraid of them,
- putting me to the wall!)
- I am the Greatest Lover Anyone has Seen!
- I go after the women,
- Grab them by the kitty!
- When I look in the mirror
- I see someone pretty!
- It costs me a pretty penny
- But it is amazing what money will buy.
- This is the only place I have to pay
- Or I'm afraid the mud will fly!
- I went to Russia
- to build a Tower!
- When they stalled
- All I could do was glower
- I hosted A Pageant
- Watched all the girls
- Dressed or undressed, what a time!
- The Russians say they took a video
- I say it is a lie.
- Though when I'm alone privately
- I like to watch!
- The pirate Putin picked me
- Said Run for President!
- I could get in front of crowds
- And preach Nationalism my way.
- The only book I ever studied
- Was Hitler's Speeches, or was it Mein Kampf?
- I don't read much, but Ivanna said it was by my bed.
- I am the greatest candidate you've ever seen!
- My Grifting always entertaining
- My Fleecing always Clean!
- Why I'm a Grifters Wet Dream!
- My Organization is Beautiful
- A well oiled machine!
- My Crew is always dutiful
- Only to me!
- The way it should be!
- Says Pirate Trump to his Crew
- When the HMS Mueller comes in View!
- He opens his gun ports.
- What will I do...
To be continued....
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
In 300 days we can flip the house and maybe the Senate. If we don't we may flip into a full bore kleptocracy run by kakakrats. I'm not exaggerating. Trump is a plague of Russian Style Mobocracy backed by ambitious criminals, bribery and extortion. He's talking about ending democracy and ruling by decree already. His models are dictators worldwide.
Saving our Country
We have to save our democracy. That starts by defeating the fascists who are dominating the GOP
They are already dismantling our defined benefits, going after Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, giving power and wealth to their top 400 and effing not only the middle class but many small business-people and real farmers. The man is a serious narcissist but otherwise the only promises he keeps are those that promote dictatorship. We have to defeat him this year, or we won't have a Republic with the integrity to defeat him til his degradation has run its course.
So the task is clear. Every single Frigging Republican in the Country that isn't willing to jump off the Trump Train has to be removed from office. We have to impeach him or we will start disappearing. This is not hyperbole. The man admires Russian Oligarchy. His followers have that in mind here. We can expect misinformation, disinformation, defamation
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Dr Strangelov meets Standup Comedy
Trump is fracking Crazy. He essentially is daring an equally narcissistic Kim Jung Uhn to test whether he can blow up the USA. Someone noted that he's trying to please his core followers. That means we elected a Dictator who is also a Standup Comic. This is Dr. Strangelov meets Standup Comic meets "Moon Over Parador."
He's a Fracking 3rd Rate Standup Comic!!!
Tweet Address: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/948355557022420992 taken 1/2/2018
Moon Over Parador: [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095654/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl]
Monday, January 1, 2018
Setting the Choice
Life sets choices before us. The world has set before our Oligarchs, Political leaders, Wealthy and Mafioso a choice:
Either Act for the Good of all the People, or for "Private Separate Advantage"
Moses says in Deuteronomy:
"30:19: I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live"
They can continue the path of conflict, aggregation of power and wealth and autocracy. Their wealth and their governing powers give them raw power and that power is the power to levy private taxes on property, which means:
"Since the power to tax is ultimately the power to destroy, tax collectors need great enforcement powers."
Indeed this is why the Right Wing was created. The purchase of think tanks, universities, professors and politicians, all was to enable millionaires to become billionaires and to protect their control over the forces of government necessary to enforce their private taxes (rent, interest on loans, money power to issue loans from thin air, etc...) on ordinary people (tuition loans, housing loans, rents, inflated insurance premiums, "financialization", in the first place. Crazy wealth is not possible without government grants of monopoly either through taking advantage of laws, corrupt law and corrupting legislators, judges and law enforcement. Allowing millionaires to become billionaires and oligarchs was a monstrous mistake, but it took years of propaganda, conditioning and astroturfing to make it easier.
The Power to Destroy
Now we have oligarchs who exercise "the power to destroy" in secret and in background. Corrupting utilities, newspapers, television, radio and overtly through this new President.
"Right now, the world's leading nuclear powers (the U.S. and Russia) are supporting their respective oligarchies, and therefore are parasitic world dominators."
But there is always a Choice. Wealthy people could act for the general good, their own selfish interests alone, or for perverse purposes. To this date they are not. But they could act for the good of the people around them. As my friend Rick DiMare puts it:
"But they have power to change that role by viewing themselves as "nature's tax collectors" who should be supporting a property right for wage-earners, and collecting most taxes by demanding the unearned income and estates of their oligarch buddies."
Some wealthy individuals donate millions (still chump change to a billionaire) to worthwhile causes. At one time most of them at least pretended to have a duty to the public good, to pay their own fortunes forward and were involved in progressive causes and charity. Unfortunately the spread of Randian Privateering ideology has led to many of them deciding they don't need to do anything for anybody. But they could change all that and simply acknowledge that there is a reason that the government needs to collect a portion of the taxes they collect. As Rick says:
"Stated differently, Trump and Putin could become great leaders by re-inventing themselves as the world's leading tax collectors of Henry George's "single tax," where "single tax"
Where single tax is a progressive taxation of unearned income from property privileges
Private Separate Advantage
Sources and Further Reading
- Doc 133:
- Doc 159:
The quotes in this post come from my friend Rick DiMare's facebook page: