Like in Teddy and FDR’s day, we have to contend with billionaire oligarchs who claim to be protectors of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and ways of our founding fathers, but always seem to do the opposite. Now we’re dealing with Donald Trump, the “paper wealthiest politician ever,” who stands for, and represents, everything our founding fathers rebelled against – including bullying and money buying political office. As John Quincy Adams once wrote: “The presidency of the United States is an office neither to be sought nor declined. To pay money for securing it directly or indirectly, was in my opinion, incorrect in principle.” Despite Adams moral preaching’s, by 1860 Abraham Lincoln spent the unheard of sum of nearly $100,000 to win the election and it’s only gotten worse.
We now have stunning amounts of media spitting out propaganda, and they seem to know nothing of real history, or perhaps making it up as you go serves their purpose? Trump does it all the time. He brainwashed the masses through Fox and CNN News into believing he’s the greatest businessman ever – despite his four bankruptcy’s and thousands more subcontractors and their employees lives ruined when he screwed them out of tens of millions of dollars. He said he saw thousands of Muslims cheering the collapse of the World Trade Center in New Jersey from a news video no one else saw! He says he wants to ban Muslim immigrants, yet is in cahoots with them in places like Saudi Arabia and Dubai because they have hordes of money to invest in his titanic failures. Donald Trump is the epitome of the new double-crossing use them and abuse them politicians, and the more unbelievable his stories, the more “hypnotized” Americans believe him!
Meanwhile we see the two minority parties trashing former Independent presidential candidate Bernie Sanders growing popularity by labeling him a dreaded “Socialist,” praying on the popular belief it’s the same as Communism. Like the Scandinavian countries that have the worlds highest standard of living many of us see as the shining example of government, Bernie says he’s a “democratic socialist” – not the “communist” our propaganda spewing, special interest media wants their anti-intellectual, delusional audience to think he is. He sounds part Roosevelt to me!
Back in 1957, when Andy Griffith was young, he played a cantankerous, egotistical maniac who went from a nobody to having his own TV show with politicians courting his endorsements in mass from his convincing snow jobs. He told us his audiences “were morons and he could sell them fertilizer as caviar, dog food as steak, and they are like caged guinea pigs.” Then calls them “stupid idiots and trained seals that he could make flap their flippers by tossing them a dead fish.”
Is it my imagination, or does this sound a lot like us the last 40 years? The Clinton’s have been grooming minority’s, especially blacks and older woman, for four decades into thinking their demigods, and the recent elections are overwhelming proof of their spell over them. This, despite Hillary taking hundreds of millions of dollars for speeches and donations from every conceivable industry and Super Pac she claims is the enemy of democracy. She even endorsed giving Russia 20% of our uranium under the guise of Uranium One, a Canadian company, for 145 million in donations from 9 investors to the Clinton Foundation – which is at the top of watch dog groups everywhere for their shady dealings.
When Vladimir Putin did an interview with 60 Minutes and met with President Obama, he presented some very good points about us and our geopolitics. He verified my position in the Middle East about it being a relatively stable region until we overthrew their leaders. Then he had us look at things from their perspective and Europe’s. When you look unbiased upon both sides of the mirror, you can see his point. And with his friend Trump in the White House, whom he possibly lent money through Germany’s Deutsche Banks $1.3 billion money laundering scheme, Putin’s singing “Happy Days Are Here Again.” Donald Trump Jr bragged a while back that “money was pouring into the Trump Organization from Russia,” but despite that admission, Russian banks have made a point of concealing whatever they have put in Trump’s pocket and how they’ve been doing it. Maybe that’s why Trump refuses to show his tax returns and fired FBI Director James Comey and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. That and he’s REALLY penniless!
The Republican house has passed another law giving community banks and credit unions immunity from consumer lawsuits for approving the same loans with excessive debt to income ratio’s that brought the world to it’s knees and started Armageddon. It also gives them immunity from loans with excessive up front cost and negative payment options like teaser loans, as well as categorizing them the same as legitimate qualified loans. But what do you expect when the federal agencies that are supposed to be regulating them are renting their offices.