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vlyons's Journal
vlyons's Journal
July 16, 2018

Summit low expectations

Means Trump doesn't have to be held accountable for achieving anything objectively measureable, such as Russia getting out of Ukraine or Syria, stop meddling in our politics, stop murdering journalists and political opponents. Low expectations means he can tell himself and us a bunch a lies about what a great successful job he did. He's a lazy fucking coward.

July 14, 2018

A Thought Experient - How would you feel if you were Trump today?

If 100,000 people marched in the streets of London, carrying vulgar signs that ridiculed you? If all the British newspapers decried your visit to their country with the most harsh and critical front page stories? If social media ridiculed your every move and gesture? If TV programs called you a liar with videos of you to back it up? How would you feel? Wouldn't you feel completely humiliated, ashamed and mortified at all the ridicule and condemnation aimed at you? We're not talking about a few people criticizing you, but hundreds of thousands, millions even. A whole nation. Wouldn't you want to find a very deep hole to hide in? I sure would.

And I haven't even gotten to the Russian indictments yesterday.

But Trump just goes forward, continuing into the future with the same old behavior displayed as in the past. If you think for a moment how you would feel were you in his shoes today, you can understand how completely deluded he is not to be affected by it. Actually I think he is affected by it, but not in the way we would be affected - with an almost suicidal shame. His reaction is anger and resentment that explodes into hatred of everyone who disrespects him. It never occurs to him to earn our respect with his deeds and behavior. Instead he lashes his vengence out on vulnerable immigrants and their children. God only knows what horrors and chaos he will create when he gets back to the US.

July 13, 2018

MSNBC wonders why Trump trashes May in the morning and then

speaks and plays nice to her at his joint conference with her in the afternoon. Well we know, don't we? He's a colossal coward. Doesn't have the moxie to disparage someone to their face. Unless of course, Kelly took him to the woodshed and told him to at least try and act presidential for the joint press conference.

July 13, 2018

Can't Theresa May just appoint some new ministers

to replace the ones who resigned? How does that work in the UK? Does parliament need to approve her misiterial picks?

July 12, 2018

I can't listen to this vitriolic crap any more

What is the problem with those GOP men? Do they all have ED? Stomach ulcers from too much bourbon? I'm turning it off and listening some nice soothing classical music.

July 12, 2018

Jody Hice is a rude SOB

Hice (R-GA10) is a rude bastard. Keeps interrupting and won't let Strzok answer. He's not interested in his answers. Just a simple hit job.

July 12, 2018

Cover-up Caucus

Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY08) calls them the "cover-up caucus" I think I'll use that

July 11, 2018

Help me remember

At trump's inauguration speech, did he thank Obama for his service? I seem to remember that he did not, but I'm not sure. This morning, I was wondering if the 2020 election elects a Dem POTUS, if he/she should thank Trump for his service just to show how a decent president behaves with grace. Even tho we all know that the Trump presidency has been detrimental to our country.

July 6, 2018

We need a new HUAC

Come next Jan, assuming that Dems take the House; we need a new House UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC). There was one in the 50s that ferreted out Communists. It eventually abused its power. But that doesn't mean that we don't need a new one, with a new mission to hunt out and expose public offcials and organizations (like the NRA), that have taken Russian money and favors to undermine our elections, and those who have obstructed the Mueller investigation. I'm very serious about this. What do you think?

July 3, 2018

How easy it is to control and manipulate people

I've been watching "Wild Wild Country" on Netflix. I encourage everyone to do the same. It is about the Rajneesh cult in Oregon in the 1980s, and how it tried to take over a town and a county. In the 1970s, I had my own experience of cults in Calif. I lived in San Francisco, during the Jim Jones cult, although I was never a part of it. There were many cults tho'- one behind every tree it seems. And they aren't any different than the cult of Trump, or the cult of Nazi Hitler.

It seems we humans like to be a member of a tribe. I guess that it's in our ape DNA. The rallys to confirm that our choice to be in this tribe, rather than that tribe, are the right choice, and that we are special and better and right. Whereas those people in that tribe over there are inferior, and wrong, and detestable. The line between a tribe and a mob is tissue thin. Play on ignorant people's emotions just a little bit. Make them prove that they are more dedicated to the cult than anyone else. And it becomes very easy to get them to believe lies, close their eyes and ears to facts, vent their anger in violent acts. Our egos get all entwined with identifying with the cult. So any crack or tarnish in the perfection and righteousness of the cult is a personal ego reduction. And the death of a fabricated imaginary ego cannot be tolerated.

We don't get much education about our emotions, how they arise and fall, how they exist, how to manage and deal with them. So we have an emotionally how-of-control president pulling the emotional strings of his followers. And they are so easy to manipulate, because accepting facts means their dear leader is an ignorant evil asshole. And then what would that make them? Accepting that a fabricated ego entwined and enmeshed with a cult is a big fat delusion cannot be tolerated.

When the Rajneeshies in Oregon fell apart, and it came out that their leader had poisoned a town of 700 people with salmonella and tried to murder a US attorney and the Attorney General of OR and god knows who else, the cult followers got a big fat taste of the disillusionment and sorrow that they had been ignorant of the delusion that they had been living.

And that is exactly what it will take to begin to crack and tarnish the cult of Trump. We must shove all the Trump crimes that Mueller discloses into the faces of the Trump followers.

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