Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Our Nation's Wholeness and Wellness Under Trump? Jesus Wept!


Donald Trump's Administration beggars the imagination for malfeasance, fraud, lies, corruption, scandal, election fraud.
In this last two years I have been distraught about what has happened to our nation. How could Trump usurp the election with Republican permission? Is it because of the power the riches he has brought them and their donors? How can the once great Republican Party of family values permit without censure their "leader" to continue with the lies, malfeasance, corruptions, cronyism and obvious payoffs? It is as if ethics and morals aren't a consideration and never were with Trump, despite all his protestations to be a Christian. Doesn't a Christian follow the precepts of Christianity which have at their foundation the Golden Rule, wellness, love, unity, peace, probity, honesty, selflessness, generosity? Not Trump's brand of Christianity. Not evangelical Christians' brand of Christianity. It is a new day and the sun is shining on billionaires. And for those who are not? Sucks for them!

Senator Lindsey Graham

What of the politicians who have been in congress and the senate for decades? Those like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham are facing Trumpism and embracing it. They have become lost as have all of their party; they are no longer Republicans; if you check their voting records, they are not the people they once were. They are the arm of money. And they intend to keep it that way using money from any source, especially from foreign nations. The end result is that they have become the party which willfully spreads hatred, disease, malnutrition, death among the little people, that is anyone who can be construed not to be a conservative billionaire.

Trump/Republicans embrace their mission given by the Federalist Society to exclude all but the wealthy from freedom and prosperity. The American taxpayers are left holding the bag to fund the programs which benefit wealthy. This is equivalent to welfare for the wealthy supported by taxpayers. How? Through corporate subsidies, land grant giveaways to corporations, carte blanche for lobbyists and their corporations, tax breaks in the millions. The corporate wealthy and billionaires are receiving MONEY WHICH IS SOCIALISM; taxpayers pay for it, despite the tremendous inequity. Yet, the very socialists who receive these tax breaks DECRY THE SOCIALISTS the moment the poor and middle class check in for their Social Security payments. This is the brand of Socialism that Mitch McConnell HATES. The Corporate Socialism Mitch McConnell and Republicans love. The wealthy are the true socialists and we are their unwitting dupes who fund them while they begrudge us a nickel.

Ultimately, our wallets are for them to steal. They count on this and Republicans happily oblige them knowing they get the big payoff in donations via Citizens United. No more does the government serve the people; we the people serve the wealthy. So much for democracy. We no longer function as a working democracy. We are democracy in philosophy only. We can't even guarantee our votes are democratically conceived with gerrymandering, a suppression of voter rights, Putin's military intell hacking in elections to get their conservative candidates in so Trump is not impeached in the senate, etc. In Russia and the U.S. economically Russians and Americans serve the rich. That is feudalism. I mourn because the tenets of this once august hopeful nation under Obama despite racists' hatred that there was a "N*(GER" in the WH are trashed daily by the criminal Trump and Mitch McConnell's Republican Party of do-nothings.

EPA administration under Trump, Scott Pruitt (website)
Resignations from (Scott Pruitt, Tom Price and Ryan Zinke ET.AL) for malfeasance are egregious. They've been so numerous, we actually forget to keep track of this horror show. The White House has numbered over 50 top official post firings in these last two years.

The latest example of malfeasance, cronyism and conflicts of interest occurs with Republican Senator Mitch McConnell feathering his own nest in Kentucky with projects like Russian oligarch and spy Oleg Deripaska's aluminium factory. Deripaska, an arm of Putin and Russian military intelligence has been guilty of money laundering with a number of banks. These, especially Deutsch Bank had been under sanctions. But the compromat Trump lifted the sanctions in an act of treason. Crickets from Mitch McConnell.
Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao, under Donald Trump
McConnell's wife's (Elaine Chao) appointment to a cabinet position by Trump, is a pillow talk conflict of interest. She has made sure that $78 million in federal grants would go into projects strictly for Kentucky via McConnell's former campaign manager Todd Inman as Chao's "intermediary" to funnel money to Kentucky. Chao is helping Inman iron out any issues related to the grants. This may be "business as usual" for politicians except that Mitch "block" McConnell denied any bills for infrastructure that both parties signed on. Say what? McConnell sat on bi-partisan infrastructure bills only to pass such federal moneys to his state and his state alone? Is Kentucky the only state that has falling bridges, pothole roads, etc.?

Hardly! This action is not based on need, or concern for the entire country. It is based on greed and fear. Mitch is making sure he will be looked upon favorably by Kentucky voters who are among the poorest in the country. He fears not being re-elected because he has and always will neglect the bottom and they are becoming aware of their pitiful condition to decide to vote against him. As "politics" McConnell-style go, the jobs will be given to those who can further help the McConnell cause, board of election supervisors' families, those in political positions in the state government, and those who stand at the political trough expecting handouts and quid pro quos. For the poorest who really need it, they will be going sideways, with little to fill their pockets. McConnell doesn't care if they don't vote; he will make sure their vote is not counted or they don't vote out of hopelessness. Surely, those who feed at the trough and receive quid pro quos will vote and vote for him.That's Mitch's way as it is the Republican way.
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell has thrown the constitution under the bus
Mitch knows how hated he is nationally. And he is hated in the cities of his own state. There are those state Democrats who are working to topple him. In fact the emails I receive about "Ditch Mitch" come fast and furiously every day. Additionally, they've put up billboards in Kentucky that proclaim his villainy. His reelection poll numbers are in the 20s. Hence the fear and greed has prompted him to get the $78 million in grants. And, he will have to call upon Putin's Soc Puppets, Hackers and Russian military intelligence to get him reelected, just like they got Trump elected. Or he will use massive payoffs to those in the state party who will guarantee votes for him, votes from fraudulent voters who vote two, three or four times. It's common practice for Republicans to do this and Democrats have done this from time to time. Under the law? It's fraud, it's illegal. But we need whistleblowers to expose this chicanery and bring the guilty to task. A few have, but we need more.
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell
With Oleg Deripaska's factory, if Deripaska brings in Russians to help "train" Kentuckians in the how-tos, then their influence will certainly be used. Duel Russian-American citizens were heavily used during the 2016 election in their online hacks and elsewhere. So what if foreign adversaries and their spy units interfere with the will of the American people to elect their president fairly? To Trump, who is into winning, that's not wrong. Legality is not "his thing." His thing is himself, Trump, Donald Trump, money for Trump, branding Trump.
Kentucky Billboard outside of Louisville
Under Trump there has been a vitiation of the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution? He and Mitch and the others who attempt to pull off such malodorous malfeasance and wrongdoing in their states are just following business as usual. They are the last people to uphold the Constitution. At the swear in for their oaths of office and at the beginning sessions of the senate each year, they repeat words which mean their billionaire supporters will benefit. These are not the Americans/Kentuckians who have the greatest needs. Mitch looks after the .01%. That does not bother Mitch. The poorest Kentuckians are not his business; the wealthy are. This is an oligarchy not a democracy, thus, the constitution and the rule of law are abrogated with no consideration. Jesus wept.
At a rally to open the government and stop the impasse of the government shutdown.
This chicanery and fraud has happened with previous administrations, many of them Republican. But not to the extent under this current criminal administration. Fox Media watchers don't know because Fox Media supports the criminality. They are the arms and legs of Trump criminality. They preserve and protect, not a free press, but Donald Trump. And for that they receive quid pro quos. They act with impunity and bastardize and demean the rule of law, the Constitution and this nation, all the while "screaming" that they are patriots and Christians. This is laughable because they are the spirit of Moloch with their lies, obfuscation and greed. But the lying line is that other media (elitist, liberal) has slandered and demeaned Trump by being "fake."

Fox does not produce the facts with the exception of Shep Smith and Chris Wallace and a few other hosts who are not Trump's close friends. They have a modicum of decency and have a huge following or they would be fired. They have not received quid pro quos. Chris Wallace is the stentorian Mike Wallace's son; his has principles. However, most of the others do not.  Hence Fox Media is censored to only relate positive things about Trump and Trumpism. They either mock Democrats or they ignore or avoid discussion of his obstruction of justice, his cover-ups, his lies, his programs which illustrate that he has put himself and his bank accounts above the national interest. Anything that smacks of blatant malfeasance, fraud, corruption, cronyism, conflicts of interest, egregious mendacity? They refuse to cover. This is not free press, this is censorship on a massive scale.

To Fox, which has been banned in Canada, Europe and the U.K. (I know, I've been there and looked high and low for Fox to no avail) the Republicans are walking on water and blaming the elites for the nation's ills. The irony is that the elitists are the millionaires and billionaires that give millions to the Republicans. And the elitists are the wealthy politicians like Mitch McConnell who pass tax reform for themselves, while the little people in the country get tax increases when they were supposed to receive a tax cut. Millions went to Trump, McConnell, Republicans and their billionaire donors. Meanwhile, the debt has passed $23 trillion dollars, but shhhh, those numbers don't exist. Thus, black is white, right is left, up is down. If you are Republican there is no compass, no gravity. The laws of science and humanity and decency are meant to be ignored.
Attorney General William Barr is not following his constitutional duty to the American people, but is acting in Donald Trump's sole interest. His refusal to release the Republican Mueller Report for months after lying about it and mischaracterizing it is tantamount to obstruction of justice. Who will hold the chief law officer accountable? God.
Why is the corruption of this administration and the Trumpist Republicans so egregious? A lack of will to stop them by The Democrats. Republicans and the Federalist Society are hell bent on destroying everything that stands for decency, kindness, generosity and magnanimity for their fellow citizens. The only ones who exist in this nation, who have legitimacy are the billionaires. Do they need more money? No. But their motto clearly is "get as much as you can to bankrupt the nation while you can!" This serves no national interest, but a possible shadow government international interest. To the Republican mind the American tax payers' wallets are theirs to hand over to billionaires. Robert Mercer's $7 & 1/2 billion dollar tax liability got wiped out with the Trump tax reform for billionaires. This is billionaire socialism; billionaire welfare. Mercer, a Trump supporter and Steve Bannon friend helped to elect Trump via Russian election hacks and fraud with Cambridge Analytica producing data on citizens in the swing states and turning it over to the Russians. Legal? Of course not. Have they gone to jail? Of course not. Instead, they cleverly got out of the news; Cambridge Analytica was dissolved and made into another company. Most probably they will do the same and get Trump reelected. Will the Democrats stop them?

Because the Russian hacks penetrated the voting machines and there was a clear indication of this weirdness (unbeknownst to the DNC who thought the swing states according to their data were Hillary's, thus she didn't visit them) Paul Manafort working in concert with Bannon and Mercer, et. al, after he was fired from the campaign, told Trump to go to the swing states to make it look like Trump generated the people's support. Not really...Trump paid his infommercial supporters to show up at rallies and it looked impressive. But Trump has been fudging fake support for years. This was and has been easy for him. These folks are what the media, who should expose them but hasn't yet, refers to as his "base."
A rally to end the government shutdown, last year, an ego tantrum by a child put citizens in harm's way.
As for the billionaire tax cuts? McConnell wants Social Security and all Social Programs to be slashed to pay for the wealthy tax cuts. The Republicans are hypocrites. They have ballooned the national debt with the tax cuts to the rich and they went against the Tea Party BS that they were fiscally responsible. The Tea Party existed only to defeat Obama in his second term which they did. They only practiced fiscal responsibility for Democrats. They did not practice fiscal responsibility for themselves. Their hypocrisy is legion; Moloch reigns in their hearts. Jesus Wept!

 The little people are the riff raff and the Constitution which supposedly protects them doesn't because unless you have people upholding the laws, the criminal class will go ahead and do what it wants. The riff raff don't elect the Republicans. The billionaires, the Russians, the Chinese and now the Saudi Arabians donate their money and they end up electing a president who is beholden to them, not the American people. Thus, if they want the US in chaos and destroyed, what is to stop a president, in this instance Trump, from obliging them? Trump's greed is legion. He loves money; he is a Mammon worshipper. Of course, he will do what they say, do what they want. Trump has proved to do just that, trusting Putin above his own 17 intell agencies.

Clearly, Trump is Putin's spy, his asset, not our President. His current behavior at the G20 joking with Putin about the press and praising Putin's behavior with his press (killing them if they speak out against Putin) is an example. His its "none of our business" what he discusses with Putin is clearly a violation of his oath of office. Ten years ago, a president saying this (Obama) would have been enough to get him impeached. With Republican support in the senate, Trump can even threaten the national interest with Putin; it's OK. Mitch McConnell has herded his Republican sheep to support Trump's way with Putin; he has reversed the decades long practice of being against Communism and Russia. Remember Republican pundits criticizing the Obama administration's referring to various cabinet staff as "czars" and referring to the Obama administration as communistic? Now that Trump is friends and lauds Putin, they say nothing. Hypocrisy is another word for Republicans under Trumpism. To them Putin is acceptable because he is not a communist in fact, though he is in theory. He is an oligarch who owns his own government while the people are in want.

The economic harm to citizens continues in this nation as well. Russia and the US have similarities. Here, materially citizens are deprived of a living wage, deprived of equal economic latitude in the culture. And what of the our national security via Trump? Trump bows to the interests of Putin and Saudi Arabia, et. al. In lifting up Trump/Putin by supporting them, the Republicans act with the intentional will to put put the citizens of this nation in harms way. Jesus wept.
Supreme Court Justice William Kavanaugh, the hearing was a railroading of justice, the FBI couldn't produce the reports on him, vitiated by Trump's executive, a constitutional violation.
Republicans are all about money and power. Their latest position to turn back the clock regarding Voter's Rights, Women's Rights and Worker's Rights hails from Southern Slavery days which was about power and control of elites. Prompted by well paid lawyers of the Federalist Society, day and night with supporting think tanks, such lawyers work very hard to put power in the hands of as few people as possible. Their motto? No democracy, no Constitution, no rule of law unless it benefits them. The only difference between then and now is that today's slaves transcend color. If you make a living wage known as income, your ass is not your own. It is owned by Mitch McConnell and Trumpists by virtue of what they tax you. Where are the Democrats in all this? The Democrats play into their hands and bleat "foul" which makes one wonder, "Really?" Well, what are you going to do about it?
Ronald Regan, 40th president set the stone rolling for galactic economic inequality until it settled into the 10 million working poor in this nation today. He deregulated the banks creating the S & L Mess and setting the foundation for the 2nd Great Depression and student debt crisis. Outsourcing and union destruction killed the middle class.
 BAMBOOZLED

I admit, I have been duped. I imagined that the U.S. Constitution meant something. That the amendments had been working to correct the wrongs and social ills of economic discrimination. I was wrong. Hence, the incredible economic divide, created by the Republicans and that great bastion of febrile "communication" Regan. His devastating platform of corruption allowed tax breaks to the corporate and wealthy. He cut their taxes from 74% down to 28% while eliminating deductions that helped the middle class. He skyrocketed disproportionate taxation of the poor and middle class so that CEOs make 373 times more than workers. He promulgated outsourcing and shredded the sanctity of the banks, allowing them to invest and speculate which led to the S & L mess and the incredibly shaky economic structure that exists today which brought on the 2nd Great Depression.

At a rally against Trumpism.
As a result of that febrile-minded idiot who put into place Federalist Society policies (the Society came into being under Regan) there are 10 million working poor today. And yes, he got rid of the law that gave rise to Fox Lying media and the sexual pervert Roger Ailes who ran it for a while until he was exposed for his sexual perversions. The fair doctrine for media that was supposed to allow for the opinions of both sides to be presented was struck down in 1987. In this the Federalist Society and Ailes and all of the conservatives paved the way for media which would lie, distort and only present editorials pumping up conservative issues. And no, MSNBC is NOT its equivalent, a patent lie. MSNBC is ahead of the news with CNN (both hated by Republicans).

Also, Regan is the one who pumped up Big Pharma. He instituted Vaccine Court. If you are killed as a result of a vaccine, you go to Vaccine Court where the cost limitations are egregiously low and the level of proof ridiculously high. This is Federal Torte Reform in Vaccine court. Also, with vaccines, companies do not have to go through the prodigious and extensive trials that regular medications go through. The contraindications of  vaccines are not highlighted as they must be with regular drug trials. Indeed, vaccines are so fastracked, that the contraindications are not known until someone is dead! That is Regan. What a guy...a terrible president who also brought you Iran-Contra. Socially and economically under Regan, the wealth shift was enormous and miserable for most citizens; the 1% were birthed after he conveniently was shot, a blast heard around the world.

After Regan, the bastardization and corruption (with Barr executing a good portion of it as AG under Bush 41) continued with Bush "read my lips no taxes." Bush lied and raised taxes, the bulk of them falling upon the middle class who continued not to be proportionately taxed at the same rate as the wealthy. The middle class, including the derivations "middle upper and upper middle" then carried the greatest taxation burden. The wealthy do not pay their proportionate fair share. It was bad then, it is much, much worse now.
2017 Women's March against Trump, NYC (Carole Di Tosti)
To keep the citizenry looking the other way, Republicans complain about social programs, the welfare state, socialism as if they are being bled dry. This is a lie. They are bleeding the poor and middle class dry. Don't believe it? The Republicans have the greatest number of millionaires in both houses. Who do they represent? Not the majority of citizens as they are supposed to. Certainly, not those who voted for Trump, the average white supremacist males a few of which have a few bucks and are the duped white trash who fought during the Civil War to protect Southern Planters and got nothing but amputations for it. No. The constitutional canard about our "democracy" is that the Republicans represent the people. No. They represent the rich, the corporate CEOs, the billionaires. The Democrats' response must be stronger to hold the corrupt accountable. Currently, their response is like a poot in the wind.
Otto Wambier on the day of sentencing.
During Clinton, my wallet was fatter until Wall Street blew its bubble and the Republicans attempted to impeach Clinton because he lied about having sex. Having sex...truly a national security threat. A joke to malign a dangerous and beloved individual (smeared for decades by Robert Mercer and others who were threatened by Clinton's progressive policies.)

Trump refuses to discuss their 2-hour meeting. Putin will probably be glad to share what was discussed, as he is more forthcoming than Trump, at times. He admitted to wanting Trump in office and practically admitted to helping him get there. They will have more secret talks at the G-20, stabbing Ukraine in the back. (Saul Loeb AFP, Getty Images, see site)
Meanwhile, Trump violates and endangers our nation daily, giving away secrets to the Russians, acting on his own behalf meeting for 2 hours with Putin without anyone in the room, having meetings and deals with the Saudis without congressional approval. Putin, the Crown Prince and Kim are all murderers, all dictators, all wealthy. He loves Kim, a murderer who murdered most probably one of our agents when he killed his brother. Trump blinks at Wambier being returned screaming in a coma, having perhaps authorized $2 million to turn him loose; what a deal! With all this control, by Trump, including his ignoring our 17 intelligence agencies while Putin employs the GRU, SVR, FSB to overthrow our democracy and has never left influencing on FB and Social Media, we are supposed to believe he had no idea Russians were having a meeting in Trump Tower? Really? Jesus weeps at the lies, the fraud, the Moloch-spirited Trump and his administration and the Republicans.

On the subject of Clinton's sexcapade impeachment that may have been engineered to entrap and get rid of him, rumor is the Mossad was involved. (Clinton and and Rabin were brokering a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel which the ultra-right wing segments of the Israeli population opposed vehemently.) A curse was placed upon Rabin because of it. An ultra right wing agitator assassinated Rabin with the help of like-minded security forces who did not protect Rabin and like-minded officials in the opposing party. Bebe was against the brokered peace which would have stopped the building of settlements...(see Amos Gitai's film Rabin: The Last Day). What family is heavily involved with the building of settlements in Israel? Quid pro quo deals going on between Kushner, Trump, Bebe? Why not? If Rabin were alive, that would have been opposed.
 
As for sexcapades? Good Christian Republicans were paying for their mistresses' abortions then and now, while attempting to curtain Women's Rights for abortions. In Texas and Indiana, Missouri closing clinics for poor women (Planned Parenthood) decreases their access to healthcare. Who pays the bill for the Republicans' mistresses' abortions? Were we charged as a matter of course for their congressional duty? Is the media checking into this? What about some excellent Fox "News" investigative reporting? We were charged for Republicans' sex abuse and predation lawsuits. We paid off their legal fees when aides and interns sued them for sexual harassment.

Don't believe me? Look it up. Republicans will never take care of their own bills if they can find an idiot somewhere to pick up the tab. The idiot is U.S. taxpayers who are footing the bill for Trump's $100 million dollar golf outings, for the excesses of  Scott Pruitt, for Ryan Zinke's corruptions and Tom Price's and many more.
Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior in the Trump administration
I digress to the present. Let's move back to Bush Jr. and the beginning of the longest war in history, by the way a war which was grounded in the Unitary Executive Theory which put all power in the hands of Dick Cheney, (see the film VICE, it's fairly accurate) under the auspices of now dead Supreme Court Justice, the cheerful, bombastic, blowhard Anton Scalia. Obviously a Federalist Society tool, Scalia supported Gore not becoming president and Cheney's Halliburton reaping untold profits off a spin-off war that persists today. Speaking of war, there are unknown involvements with hot spots in Africa and elsewhere that we and Congress are kept distracted about (Eric Prince's war machine is involved). And one distraction is to go hat in hand with subpoenas to the "above the law" Trump administration.

War is profitable. The other Lords of War Defense contractors feed off the trough of tax payer dollars, millions and millions of dollars with no accountability, literally, losing money like that $16 million line item that they could not find. That has happened under Bush Jr., Obama and the current president. That lost money? Into someone's plush pockets while Social programs are cut and the First Responders have to go on bended knee with John Stewart's vilification of congress to get additional money to pay for their cancer treatments. This is beyond shameful; it is EVIL.Think about all of those who died during this unjust war (women and children and families as casualtiesl) which gave Cheney power and money and consolidated power in the Executive Branch illegally. It is a war that has militarized our nation at home, a war based on lies, like the shameful Viet Nam War which benefited the political hacks who supported it. The families and children dead in Iraq and Afghanistan and the ill will that this continued war has created? Jesus wept!
The Federalist Society
The Federalist Society behind Scalia, Kavanaugh, the Unitary Executive Theory and the tax breaks for billionaires has no respect for democracy, no respect for the Middle Class, and every worshipful desire to see the money brought by their politicos right into their investment accounts. They are the slave makers. It is a "New World Order" for them brought to you by Citizens United (look it up) and the power of the Executive Branch which Barr and Trump and the Trumpists and Republican party incorrectly, illegally adhere to. They are anarchists who do not follow the rule of law. They vitiate the U.S. Constitution of its three branches of government by making the Executive Branch the sole and exclusive body adhered to as Trump and Barr and former WH officials defy subpoenas. This is a fraud. This is a violation of their oaths of office. Jesus wept!

Without the three branches functioning to submit to each other, the constitution has been voided. No one branch can exist without the other two. Thus, the 2nd Amendment no longer applies as it cannot exist on its own basis wiping out the other two branches. Trump and Barr have wiped out their supremacy and nullified their power. Either they adhere to the law or they don't. If they don't, they abrogate the law. Their power only exists by virtue of the "balances" of the other branches. It's one for all three or none. Thus, we are in a state of anarchy. Trump does not have to be listened to or adhered to if he and Barr refuse to answer subpoenas. He is not president and with his VP must be removed OR he submits to subpoenas. That's his job. He cannot be above the U.S. Constitution which has given him his powers with the other two branches. If he tries to, he has no power. Neither does Barr. When will constitutional lawyers realize this?

Women's March 2017 (Carole Di Tosti)
The Constitution was supposed to safeguard democracy in its ability to evolve the rights of the citizens of the United States. This is not happening today. And I mourn for what I thought existed as a document which would allow citizens, especially black and Native Americans and women and ethnic groups, and disparate genders to prosper and attempt to live freely. I thought the assumption was that in our government and history, anyone who was President would be moving the country in the direction of equanimity for all citizens. This is human decency and benefits the greater good and protects the peace. It is doubly protected socially, if there is economic equality (60%-40%). The president in a position of power must stand up first for the least privileged in the nation, for the most privileged can make it and have, on their own. The opposite is the case in the U.S. The political culture is illegal, immoral, indecent, genocidal and sadistic and it is spreading its soul rot despite all the fake Christians who support it as the deaf, dumb and blind reprobate dogs returning to their vomit. These are Christians? No, the devil has crept into the church and the pastors are wolves in sheeps' clothing which Jesus warned about. Jesus wept!

We've had egregious backward moments in our history that were anti-constitutional: WWII-the internment of the first generation Japanese-American citizens, disproportionate number of blacks in our prisons-another slave culture,  the Chinese Exclusion Act which ended in the 1940s, women's oppression in their decisions about their bodies and in the workplace, Native American treaty violations and land grabs by oil companies.  There was progress made in the 1960s and 1970s until Regan and the Republicans couldn't risk any more "progress" after Nixon went down in infamy and resigned. When Ford got in he carried the torch of the Republican Party and pardoned Nixon; the country responded with its approval of Carter, a Democrat who is still alive and whose Christianity is greater than all the current evangelical fakes like the Juniors (Franklin Graham, Falwell Jr.) Pat Robertson, etc.

But that was then this is now. The former Republicans-Regan and the Bushes gave lip service to the U.S. Constitution and found a semblance of honor in the offices of government. They acted like the people of the nation mattered and the rule of law mattered. There was humiliation with Nixon; there was an admission of guilt and hope to do better. But Nixon was a thinker, a writer, to some extent a philosopher. This current administration? Trump is ADHD; he is learning disabled and most probably now moving on toward advanced dementia. His background of privilege destroyed him and subverted his sense of empathy for all but himself. He is a psychopath and a sociopath. Read his biography. Open your eyes to what is happening at the border between the U.S. and Mexico. There are internment camps for children who are being mistreated in violations of the Geneva Convention. Human Rights Watch must report this inhuman travesty to the UN before more children die. The current lies that Trump is putting families together is the biggest lie of all. He is a masochist and sadist of incredible proportions; his dementia is making him worse.
Protest against the government shutdown, 2018, a crisis that Trump made and which caused the government more money than if the government workers were paid. Another great strategy.
Today, I mourn that our country has stopped attempting to live up to the greatness of what the constitution brings in its potential for evolution as a living document to make the lives of its citizens free with economic opportunity. It is no more. It has been vitiated and nullified. Soon, eyes will be opened to the fact that either the three branches operate or we are a kingdom. Trump has usurped power denying he must submit to the other branches.

Because he is a criminal and doesn't want to be exposed, he must be removed by the military, since the constitution no longer exists. Impeachment is not an option any more. The three branches do not function. The constitution is inoperative. There is no law being followed. Thus, the military must take the reigns of power for the good of the country. The Trumpist Party is a canard, a fraud. The individual who occupies the White House is there illegally and unlawfully. He has nullified our constitution and three branches of government in balance and operation. Either the U.S. is not a dictatorship, or the military removes him and the VP and holds new elections because their commander and chief has usurped power and control. The constitution no longer applies. Trump has killed it and must be removed and arrested.  Jesus Wept!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Trump/McConnell Shutdown: Psychosis, Mental Derangement, Inhumanity, Sadism


Federal workers and contractors, of all colors and religions protest the government shutdown (courtesy of Getty Images, see site)
The political situation that currently abides in the United States bears discussing on the basis of mental fitness and the wellness of our nation.

Trump and Republicans have shut down the government with bragging rights. If you are a US taxpayer, and supported the Tea Party movement years ago and expected the Republicans to be fiscally accountable to drive down the debt they smeared the Democrats for causing? Then you are mentally deranged. Sorry, if that is a blunt statement, but truth is the way to healing and wellness. And your mental derangement is the same as the Trump/McConnell's psychosis. Here's why.

The Tax "Reform" Act the Trump/Republicans passed has added trillions of dollars of debt to the budget and raised the average US citizen's tax bill, not lowered it. The billionaires of the nation, whom the poor and average US citizens now subsidize with billionaire welfare, received millions in tax breaks. The Mercers, friends of Steve Bannon and once proud owners of corrupt Cambridge Analytica (a data firm the FBI has records of involvement in 2016 election machinations with Russians) received well needed tax relief.
City Harvest Food Rescue and other national food pantries are doubling down to feed FBI, US Attorneys, TSA, Federal Maintenance Workers, Air Traffic Controllers who run this country, not the traitors to the constitution, Trump/McConnell and various Republicans who work hard to hold US taxpayers hostage in The New American Slavery (photo  from City Harvest site, go there if you can donate to feed 18,000 NYC Fed workers)
Mercer owed US taxpayers a staggering $7.5 billion. With the tax break he most probably has relieved his tax burden now subsidized by US underclasses. Is it any wonder he helped elect Trump by any means necessary using the book Clinton Cash (effected by him, Steve Bannon and others) to smear Hillary Clinton from here to eternity? His tax bill surely got resolved as we carry his load. US citizens have been robbed of what was rightfully theirs to fund the government disproportionately. The underclasses hold the bag while billionaires use BitCoin, dark money centers, offshore accounts, shell corporations, Deutsche Bank and Cypress Bank (hello Wilbur Ross shareholder in CB) to money launder funds they stole from Russian citizens and US citizens they don't want on record.

The government now is going bankrupt. Welcome to Trump/McConnell psychosis, an ever spiraling destruction of their mental health and wellness and ours. Surely, they should commit suicide immediately, instead of this slow process of delusional thinking, directed suicidal behavior, and subverting their own interests which is to say the nation's interests. Unless they are foreign nationals, the Trump/McConnell shutdown is self-harm on a grand scale that impacts everyone in the nation, regardless of bank account.
Federal workers protest the Shutdown, refuse The New American Slavery (courtesy Getty images, see the site)
Economic injustice is at the heart of the Trump/Republican shutdown, now in its 35th day. Billionaires like Trump are largely inviolate and untouched, so they believe. The shutdown does not impact them financially. They received millions in tax cuts. Wilbur Ross yesterday chided harmed federal workers for not getting bank loans to tie them over. The man who is a large shareholder of Cypress Bank, the Putin money laundering bank, is mentally infirm to make such a comment. And the man is Secretary of Commerce? God help us! The poor (if you are a federal worker you are poor) cannot afford bank loans (The micro lending that Mohammed Yunes won a Nobel Peace Prize for is not popular in the US. So micro lending is out.).

To identify how Federal workers are poor is explained in the following discussion. Let us use proportionate comparisons. The billionaire class population that received the tax breaks number a handful of individuals out of the total number of US citizens. Yet this handful owns the largest portion of the wealth of the US. Without this handful, US taxpayers are impoverished, like a third world nation. This is economic warfare that has been going on for years, The New Civil War, if you will primarily established by Reganism. The war is to wrench as much from the Middle Class and Upper Middle Class through sub rosa declines in living standards, rises in inflation, declines in purchasing power, rises in taxes disproportionately giving the bulk of taxation burden to the underclasses while allowing off shore accounts, to serve as tax havens. That is money that could be used for the US budget but will never make it to our nation.

US citizens love the nation who are the Federal Workers. We despise those who in the WH and congress who claim to represent us but only represent foreign adversarial nations (Russia, Saudia Arabia) and the billionaire class.
Thus, in 2019, even if you have 10 million to leave to your progeny, you are not only not wealthy, your money doesn't even begin to compare to the wealth of the billionaire class. Proportionately, you are really not better off but are a few stone throws away from bankruptcy. If Republicans continue to gut healthcare and you get sick, all that money will be exhausted on paying for treatments. Indeed, wellness, mental and physical is predicated on financial wellness, first. Excepting the handful of billionaires whose financial stability guarantees them their human rights of medical access (the right to wellness is not a right, but a privilege enforced by wealth, according to Republicans/Mitch McConnell/Trump who are in lock step with the medical industrial complex), the underclasses especially those who think they have money, have no rights. Not having the right to choose one's doctor regardless of cost, is no right at all. To think the constitution gives us this right is a canard. Billionaires have that right. Everyone else does not. Welcome to The New American Slavery. US Citizens will not tolerate this New American Slavery no matter how hard Republicans try to jam it down our throats. The handwriting is on the WALL, and Republican/Trump/Putin psychosis has blinded them to sound, mental wellness.

Continuing on the subject of healthcare, the medical industrial complex charges unseemly prices for prescriptions and medical procedures. Financial insecurity for all US citizens on the basis of Republican policies about healthcare is a real threat for all not in the billionaire class. Considering that we US taxpayers gave them millions in tax breaks, we are paying for the billionaires' healthcare privileges while destroying our own rights to life and healthcare. Thus, proportionately, the ones least able to gain health are not insured and of course, they are the most likely to get sick and die as they will not be able to recover easily getting no treatment or bad treatment. The ones most able to be "cured" will be "cured" all the more quickly and their physical bodies will continue. It's too bad their mental derangement will increase as a result of the egregious and inhuman inequities. They unconsciously know. And this contributes to their psychosis, in a never ending cycle. Their behaviors give them away. Healthy folks who embrace wellness are generous. The psychotic abide in isolation, hatred and restriction.
Federal workers protest. Polls reveal US taxpayers credit Trump/Republicans for shutdown; they reject the wall sand see it as inhuman. (Getty images, see the site).
As long as this situation abides, the mental derangement of the billionaire class will only worsen. And eventually, that psychosis they demonstrate which at its base is not only genocidal but suicidal, will destroy them and take many of us with them. Since there are more in the other classes that are younger, healthier and mentally sentient and coherent, the underclasses will survive proportionately. The billionaires who have their own progeny will still number a handful.

The delusional lie that the shutdown does not impact the billionaire class is a particularly "in your face lie," if one has the eyes to understand how. First, corporations that depend on the health of the consumer class to keep them going are losing millions of dollars every day. Delta Airlines is an example. Each of the Federal workers who Trump/McConnell have made into slaves is not buying what they used to buy. Their mortgages are collapsing which will impact the banking industry. The small feeder businesses that relied on them, contractors that number in the millions are calculating losses exponentially. Their losses impact those they contract out to and buy from and that impacts the others they contract out to and do business with. The domino effect is now reaching a point of no return.
2017 Women's March in NYC, New Yorkers who know Trump oppose who he is and what he stands for as reprehensible (Carole Di Tosti)
From this shutdown, businesses will go bankrupt. People will die. They are already dying on the border where the impact of this continues and the families and jailed children are being neglected and die. Federal workers cannot afford their medications which has a direct impact on their job performance as does the untold stress of encroaching financial insolvency. The incalculable misery caused by the psychotic McConnell/Trump shutdown because there "must be a wall," is a enslavement to unwellness, physical, emotional, psychological.

The New American Slavery that Trump/McConnell have imposed on the federal workers (many Southern workers supported Trump) is inhuman. For not only does the slavery impact the workers who must spend money to work for nothing, it impacts those who would contract to them to spend and not be paid and never be paid, thus increasing the slavery caused by Trump/McConnell to millions of individuals and of course corporations who depend upon consumers (the airlines and travel industry are being ravaged).
New Yorkers happy to protest an unfit, racist, misogynistic president in NYC, 1/21/2017 (Carole Di Tosti)
At least the Slave Economy of the South had a basis.There was a logic to it. There is no logic to The New American Slavery that forces US citizens to be slaves to pay for the privilege of being slaves if they choose to be federal workers. Oh, by the way, by now, the costs to the federal budget for luxuriating and indulging in Trump/McConnell's psychosis has now exceeded what the wall price was. To reopen the government will cost much more, in fact in the billions. The trillions of US debt increases. So the Tea Party Republicans who scream that Democrats spend? They have proven themselves psychotic, delusional. Why give any money to Trump/McConnell for an absurdity wall that is borne out of political agendas (that very may well be conflicts of interest-Trump friends will benefit from its building) and maintained by psychosis. More money will be needed, more and more and more for a wall of steel slats, or concrete or reeds? The more US taxpayers pay for contracts for this elusive wall that doesn't work, the more trillions Republicans are willing to spend. Entailing the US Taxpayer? Why?  What is causing Trump/McConnell to take such an illogical, intractable position that Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats have sanely pointed out to them again and again?

NYC protest 1/21/2017 (Carole Di Tosti)
It is beyond logic. A wall must be built as an emergency? It should have been funded before the tax breaks to billionaires bankrupted the budget. The wall being built because of caravans? More people now are going to Mexico for healthcare than illegal migrants coming here and Mexico welcomes us and is becoming enriched. For Mexico and those looking for cheap, good healthcare,t's a win/win. Capitalism at work for Mexico. Too bad there is no free market capitalism in the US. Only Billionaires enslaving the underclasses in The New American Slavery.

Ann Coulter is adamant in upholding the Trump psychosis. Ann Coulter psychotic? Well, the rationale follows. A wall prevents people from coming here. Really? They are tunneling under, climbing over, flying over, boating to our coasts and bringing drugs in from  Canada. So a physical barrier only benefits the demented for whatever reason: Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Trump/McConnell as their cronies whom they promised contracts to and wait with hands outstretched to construct this "barrier" which is a waste of our money. This is US citizen financial enslavement with no benefits.

Trump's promised wall claims are lies. Mexico will never pay because the leaders of that government are mentally sound. So while US citizens are made slaves. They and go to food banks because they are forced to work and spend to get to work for nothing in return, impoverishing their bank accounts. The same applies  for contractors and corporates like Delta Airlines, etc., while Trump/McConnell are incapable of making a decision despite the Democrats putting up bills they refused, despite passing a bill in the Senate a month ago that funded the government. Trump on TV owned the Shutdown and McConnell is silent; silence is acquiescence, agreement. So McConnell's doing nothing is agreement with Trump. Meanwhile, the situation is now dire, for all of us are impacted, regardless of how much money billionaires have in their bank accounts. Not seeing the truth of this is a blindness, a psychosis. It is an inhumanity that is sadistic and masochistic. And there is no cure for that psychosis. None!

Say a billionaire gets on his private plane. He still has to depend on Air Traffic Controllers to land him, and if not, is he so sure he can avoid a mid air crash with a poor man's airliner? Aviation is not only Air Traffic Control, it is also contractors at airports who maintain planes. If they are understaffed as it is and now working ungodly hours for no pay? Is it safe for billionaire businessmen to fly, risking a poorman's plane might hit him or cause delays at an airport? Is it safe for AirForce One to fly? It used to be flying was safer than driving. Things have changed with the shutdown.

Would a billionaire put up with working for no pay? Would Trump? Absolutely not. He is a billionaire. Yet because "he can," he will force the poor who need a paycheck to suffer the indignity. Well, bottom line is this. Remember his promises? Soooo much winning. He alone was the white savior who would bring prosperity to this nation. Really? Is the Shutdown prosperity and good faith building?

US Taxpayers are helping Federal workers with donations and volunteerism to food banks. They know it is not enough.
 How long do you trust the underclasses 95% of the nation to gladly accept an enslavement that is worse than the enslavement of Southern Planters who at least guaranteed food and shelter to their slaves. Those planters saw their slaves as having a tremendous worth to them. Slaves were more valuable than the poor whites who were lazy and refused to work because they didn't "want to be slaves."  Meanwhile, poor whites had no value. How many died abused and abusing, predators of their own families because they were useless and valueless. The same abides today. But Federal workers will not put up with this, though white supremacists descended from poor whites would because they have the same psychosis as McConnell/Trump. If white supremacists who are the underclass still support Trump/McConnell/Republicans? They are psychotic and delusional still expecting to prosper. I rest my case.

Slaves knew their value. Do Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump understand the import of what they are doing, above all, to themselves as US Citizens? For they are rendering all races, creeds and colors valueless, proclaiming their work is valueless. This is an eye opener. If they didn't know it before, US citizens are being shown what their work is worth, what their selves are worth, what they mean to Mitch McConnell, Republicans and Trump and his cabinet. Can you still support someone who deems you of no worth, especially when you work for them, pay their salaries while you are stiffed? (Congress are "essential workers," don't forget.
For the Republican Party, suckers have become psychotics. Barnum's empire is done forever as will be Trump's
 How many Republicans have foregone their paychecks as Democrats have? Has McConnell? Has McConnell's wife or his other relatives that Trump recently gave jobs to?) Meanwhile, TSA are non essential workers? The Coast Guard that do a fabulous job of keeping our borders safe on the high seas are non essential workers? Law enforcement? US Prosecutors like my cousin, non essential workers who try the very criminals that Trump supposedly is building the wall to keep out? Really? Psychosis. Supporting Republicans who are psychotic along with Trump? Go ahead, be psychotic like them. As for me and my house, God gives a sound mind. I will worship The LORD.

This New American Slavery is a lie under God and under the laws of our constitution to which we pledge allegiance to under God. The Trump/McConnell shutdown will bring McConnell/Trump/Republicans to their knees because it is against our freedoms and right to work and be paid. They will be brought down, if not by impeachment, by election or by lawsuit for the Trump/McConnell shutdown is unconstitutional. By the time the Republicans decide to accept Nancy Pelosi's sound plan, the loss of money and respect of the US taxpayer will be so great, that Putin will not have enough billions (despite Oleg Deripaska getting his money from his sanctions lifted) to fund Republican election campaigns and guarantee a win for them. It will be throwing good money after bad; Putin is not stupid. A Shutdown like this is an event. It will be remembered. And the Republicans have done the Democrats a favor with their Republican psychosis of cruelty. They have revved up the ire of US taxpayers to overwhelm them in the next election and vote Democratic. McConnell/Trump stupidity and suicidal masochism is psychotic. To stick with the party line, Republicans are destroying themselves.
Women's March NYC, 1/21/2017, before the Mueller Investigation and firing of Comey. New Yorkers who know what and who Trump is also knew then that Trump was controlled by Putin, a fact in the last two years that has been proven in plain sight. The only ones who may know this on Fox News are Chris Wallace, Geraldo Rivera and Shep Smith. The other media outlets are apprised of the weird bromance bt Trump/Putin (Carole Di Tosti)
Trump is bankrupt; his slavish behavior to Putin for money quid pro quos is obvious. Putin owns him and now Putin holds the US hostage via Trump/McConnell. But the US taxpayer will not be held hostage to Trump/McConnell/Republicans and their paymaster Putin. Putin can continue to live large and impoverish his own people (1 in 5 have no toilets in Russia). We are not Communists or Putin serfs. And unfortunately, there is a document which guarantees us freedoms though Republicans and billionaires DAILY HAVE WORKED TO ABROGATE THAT DOCUMENT, though they are US citizens. Why? Because they are sick, unwell. mentally unfit, psychotic. Look at the average Republican. Do they appear healthy?

Like US Citizens who will not tolerate this psychosis, neither will the Russian people or those Republics like Ukraine or Latvia and others of the former U.S.S.R. The world is watching what happens here. The shameful and psychotic behavior of Trump/McConnell/Republicans is on record. If Putin remains aligned with them his clever prestidigitation has flown.The psychosis has gripped him as well.
The avalanche is here, MidTerms 2018, 2020 Election. (Carole Di Tosti, NYC, 1/21/2017)
When the psychosis is overthrown, US taxpayers will elect those who will represent their national interests. US taxpayers will no longer subsidize the handful of billionaires with BILLIONAIRE WELFARE. The billionaires will have to pay their proportionate share by kicking into the government coffers, not by paying a pittance, a few millions to obviate their $7.5 billion tax bills through Citizens United and payoffs to election boards in swing states, through payoffs to Republican PACS in exchange for Tax Reform that gives them millions and gives the bill to the underclasses. That dog won't hunt and in fact, that dog is turning on its slavemaster.

The right to life, the freedom to choose to pursue health and happiness is not subject to the infirmity and mental derangement of others who presume to lead but who cannot even govern their own excesses or their fleshly appetites. We of healthy, sound mind know that being slaves of the billionaire class is suicide. Billionaires need to own up to their mental illness and suicidal impulses. The billionaire infirm must go the way of the infirm, the deranged, the way of the deranged. And they must be brought to pay their fair share and have a Jesus moment. There is no place for any more Republican psychotics in our government which gives BILLIONAIRE WELFARE that billionaires take greedily because they are mentally deranged.

The shutdown has exposed The New American Slavery to the light. So be it. There are too many sane US taxpayers who will not allow the mad McConnells/Trumps/Putins/ BILLIONAIRES to continue in their own self-destruction. We are the geese that lay golden eggs. We will not lose our freedoms because riches have made them mentally ill and cupidity has rotted out their souls and minds. If the demented wish to be  consumed by their own insanity feel free folks. But you will not take the US taxpayer, you will not take the federal worker or the contractors that supply them or Delta Airlines or other corporations who are losing massive revenue, or their shareholders. You will have to go lunatic alone without us. You will not kill us, the geese. God gave us sound minds and our US American House resides in the inalienable rights God has given us. We know the difference between freedom and slavery. We choose freedom.
NYC 1/21/2017, I would add we refuse to accept The New American Slavery brought by Trump/McConnell/Republicans psychotic, UnAmerican activities. (Carole Di Tosti)



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Sunday, December 3, 2017

FASTING

Organic farms are springing up in cities as they make use of green space to grow food. How does this relate to fasting?
Much is written about the use of fasting for religious purposes or other purposes. CAVEAT: this is a very basic elemental discussion of fasting, rather an introduction if you are considering its benefits. Look for more comprehensive information to receive the specifics about it. See below for recommendations and sites.

The Master Cleanse is a wonderful way to de-toxify using fresh lemons, purified water and organic maple syrup B.
 FASTING

Fasting is defined as withholding from eating a meal one would normally have at a particular time. It could be as extreme as having nothing to eat or drink for a day as is done with religious ceremonial tradition for Yom Kippur, or it could be as simple as not eating for one meal. Either way, fasting usually allows for drinking clean, purified water with the exception of some religious fasts. Fasting can also be as complex as using a cleanse, like The Master Cleanse for a number of days while restricting food or some other de-tox cleanse. The point is when fasting from food, it is important to drink and hydrate oneself with clean, purified water, teas or any combination of drinks preferably organic, low carbohydrate, non seltzer. Sodas like diet sodas do nothing to help the body cleanse itself and should be avoided as the contents leech out calcium, trace elements and other nutrients in the body which are irreplaceable.

Where do you fit? Hopefully, these symptoms are not yours.
WHO CAN FAST?

Fasting should only be undertaken by those who do not have any medical condition. That said, the US populace who suffers from some or another malady and is taking medication already is in a severe state of physical stress. The stress is exacerbated by the chemicals of the meds being put into their systems, all of which have side-effects. Additionally, there are the chemicals and toxins that their livers and kidneys have to deal with from toxic, unclean, pesticide/herbicide/GMO laden food. Then there are the environmental toxins in the air, the chlorine in the water and much more. So the caveat for these individuals would be to gradually introduce a situation where they "fast" from eating processed foods, for example. Or if they already are eating fresh fruits and vegetables and meats that are free-ranged with no antibiotics or steroids or growth hormones, then they are going to find it easier to start out by fasting one meal, just drinking clean, purified water and taking in no food.

Tap water, unless it is filtered reverse osmosis, is not a good idea during fasting. Use purified filtered water.
 FASTING: WHY?

Fasting under the proper conditions, with the right purified or bottled water, mind set and time to activate its benefits is something everyone should do if they are healthy enough to do so. If they are not, entering into a fast should be performed with a nutritionist or a wholistic doctor for the right reasons.
  •  CLEANSING Fasting is a way to purge your body from toxins that have been accumulating for years. These toxins are from the following sources:  processed foods, junk foods, chemicalized foods (i.e. meats filled with antibiotics, or washed with ammonia or GMO meats whose DNA has been tweaked to make the animal larger) vegetables sprayed with pesticides and other chemicals;  as well genetically altered vegetables to serve the Monsanto or other company sold to farmers to receive roundup and other chemicals to destroy fungus and repel insects; genetically altered grains in the service of industry, not the consumer. 
None of these should be used to fast. All contain sugar, a toxin that you should be cleansing from.
  • IMMUNE SYSTEM STRENGTHENING  Fasting is a way to allow the body to concentrate on healing and empowering the organs toward restoration. The digestive system is the key engine of the body. Oftentimes, it is overloaded with excess food. It is overloaded with having to deal with clogs that prevent proper nutrition absorption. Such excesses are decreased to a minimum the longer the fast. When the organs are given a rest from toxin overload and are not being taxed to attempt to expel chemicals, they can restore and repair. That in turn decreases inflammation caused by chemical and toxin intake. The restoration helps the body to more easily rid the body of toxins. Less toxins taken in, less toxins need to be reworked and expelled. No toxins taken in, then the body is left to its own amazing healing parameters. When the immune system is allowed to strengthen in such a way, then one is less susceptible to bacteria. Inflammation decreases. The body becomes more alkaline, less acidic (a condition which creates inflammation) and closer to achieving a homeostatic state.  Healing occurs throughout the body. And the immune system is allowed to function to break down any attacks. This is especially useful if one's own immune system attacks itself. Auto-immune system attacks decrease.
If you have not already done so, change your lifestyle to organic foods and grains before and after a fast.
  •  WEIGHT LOSS  Fasting is a way to lose weight. This must be monitored carefully because such weight loss becomes addictive. The more addictive the personality, the more likely for this to occur. If one is addicted to junk food, alcohol, sugar, salt, pain killers, etc., the greater the likelihood that the fast, once begun may continue despite necessity. The best way to counteract this is to remember to drink water and return to food gradually after a set period of time. The greater the desired weight loss, then fasting may be used intermittently with changing one's lifestyle of eating to organic, free-range meats and dairy and eggs. Additionally one should select organic, non-GMO fruits and vegetables and few if any oils or fats in liquid form. Fats from raw nuts and seeds and avocados are preferable. Artisan cheeses are preferable. Eating less before or after a fast is desirable. Again, this must be monitored because the return to food may become problematic. 
Fasting can be addictive once the initial start is conquered. You must monitor your fasting. Try intermittence.
KEEPING A DIARY

If you decide to fast, write down your behaviors. Read them daily. Write daily what you notice about your emotions and psyche around food. Change your behaviors if they are not working. Attempt to be balanced in your food selection once you begin eating again. Decide to fast for one meal or one day or three days. See the results after you have determined WHY you need to fast. If you are looking for long-range healing, then determine with a nutritionist what the best plan may be. Or determine this without a nutritionist. However, before and after, get a baseline of weight and bloodwork if necessary. If the fast is for more benign reasons, to restrict food intake to give your body a rest and see how you feel, then a less stringent program is useful.

MORE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT FASTING

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/10/16/complete-guide-fasting.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/11/26/fasting-powerful-metabolic-therapy.aspx

https://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/11/08/beginners-guide-intermittent-fasting.aspx

http://www.mercola.com/calendar/2018/fasting.htm

http://www.mercola.com/calendar/2018/fasting.htm

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Trumpism and Appearance Fascism

The wonderful Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez

 Preface to all of the kind-hearted, beautifully souled, ethical, rational men

Where are the wonderful, fulfilled happy men who have beautiful, soulful relationships with their partners? There are many. We just need to hear about them. This article uplifts them with every line that duns the fascist appearance norms that such men do NOT buy into. Women who are not blind, deaf and dumb? Take heart! This trend is only for a season. Granted it has been a decades long season, however, we are becoming smarter about appearance fascism. The truth always wins out in the end. But now, to acknowledge the currency of the Trump era's appearance fascism be on notice. Like all fascism and totalitarianism it is brittle and has no solid foundation in truth.

The fascism of appearance as promulgated by Trumpism.

Photo courtesy Alex Wong, from site
The Trump fascist regime of beauty and flawlessness to the exclusion of more important values screams audibly. If fascism uplifts one way to be (thin, white, non-ethnic, "beautiful," errorless) and decries ethnicity, then fascism and whiteism and the appearance that upholds this manifests the most un-American, un-patriotic ethos that Trump represents. For example uber thinness oozes from every pour of the white females represented in the WH administration (Ivanka, Hope Hicks, Kellyanne Conway, Betsey DeVos) with the exception of Sarah Huckabee whose obesity is unfathomable. However, her father Mike brings with him the shining patina of faux Christianity. Thus, the message becomes body imperfection is acceptable if the body is founded in Christianity and is Republican. Furthermore, Huckabee Sanders shows obeisance to Trump, a clear legitimacy of Trumpism. She wards off questions as if to exorcise (as in casting out devils) them from the news record. Of course all of it is on the record and her commentary is, like her boss, shamefully un-American.

Appearance fascism undergirded by Trump is threaded with male chauvinism, paternalism, misogyny. Each is useful to oppress, retain power over women and render them inconsequential. As inconsequentials, women become pliable and always at the ready to do oligarch's and chauvinist's bidding. Trump made it clear during the campaign that he loathes ugly women and this follows today with his response to the women he allegedly molested. This posture is purposeful. All know that beauty is relative and in "the eye of the beholder" except Trump, the king of beauty pageants. Trumpism promotes one kind of beauty. Over three-quarters of the American female population don't fit that Nazi "ideal" (tall, slender, bosomy, non ethnic). And 98% of the population do not resemble the "beauty" of Ivanka, Trump's prize possession who in comparison to the Hollywood pantheon of star beauty is a dwarf.

Elizabeth Taylor, courtesy of the site.
Beauty is fantasy is consumer driven. When a woman gets up in the morning and is forced to smile at herself in the mirror, especially as she ages past 35, it is a trial if she used to fit the "ideal" and has gone downhill. The culture and all of the predatory corporate flies that suck off women encourage her to feel this way. Many find this impossible to resist. Thus, women become compelled to buy makeup, get make-up tatoos (a Southern phenomenon), wear spanks, purchase oodles of flattering clothing, go for spa treatments, have lazar treatments, have physical trainers, get cosmetic surgery, get injectables, use diet pills, etc.

 It is especially so for women in the following scenarios: a husband divorces for another woman; a partner leaves for a younger woman; a partner dies and afterward the wife finds viagra he never used with her and receipts from Victoria's Secret for items she never received. Without the illusion of security bestowed by the partner, can the woman beat down the fears of ageism and ugliness manifest in her wrinkles, brown spots, skin blotchiness or the gained or lost pounds during the stress of the partner's leaving? How can a woman not compare herself to the younger woman or the "other" woman? How does one stem the urge to  immediately run to the cosmetic surgeon to feel better? If one does get enhancements will one feel more secure permanently? Or must they perpetually ride the wave of increasing their vigilance against time and fate's fleshly destruction by getting more surgeries?

Stephanie Petit, from site
 Witness Ivanna Trump. She is becoming unrecognizable as many women do after multiple surgeries and injectables. A friend of mine after two face lifts, tummy tuck, tatooed make-up, eye lifts, mini face-lift, botox, restayline, and thousands and thousands spent on all these procedures is incredibly insecure about her looks to this day. Furthermore, she does not resemble herself when she was younger. Have her enhancements turned back the clock? Arguable. Was she more attractive before? Also arguable. She is happy about the procedures until the feeling wears off, depression sets in and she plans for the next procedure. Fear of aging conquered her and is raging more and more in her emotions and intellect. It can never cease until she is in the hands of the undertaker, and even then she will be exerting her will from the afterlife for him to make her look good.

All of the accoutrements women employ counter their insecurity about their appearance, but they don't counter their inner insecurities about their sense of worthlessness. Indeed, the more enhancements they receive, the more they cycle failure in their attainment. By its very nature, the flesh is immutable in its ability to decay. One will never be "young" again. But what is one to do in a fascist culture that depends upon women's insecurity about their looks and drives home the ethic that every woman must be "beautiful?" In this ambience, how can one fight demons of insecurity and inferiority? When one's enemy is within and it competes in a "mirror, mirror on the wall" competition with other women, the enemies are legion. Women besiege themselves and their embattled sisters 24/7 or they give up and let go of their appearance, until they've had enough of ugliness and go get a facelift or the sleeve.

 Men, despite reports to the contrary predominately do not go through this unless they are gay. However, men understand women's war against themselves. They know that women internalize appearance ideals and torture themselves. The kind partners are supportive. The brutal men mine such weaknesses like a vein of gold. They use appearance ideals to attack women's self-esteem, especially if the women are brilliant and powerful.

Taken from a Pinterest site
Can women ever be content with their appearance in a fascist society that prizes youth and a standard of beauty that requires thinness and perfection? No! Inevitably, unless the mores change, women will be kept off balance and unnerved, spending money they may not have on interventions to fit the ideal. Additionally, no amount of flattery helps a woman's soul feel better in the long run. Compliments are an insubstantial, flimsy sop, for the next day brings on new mirror woes, a pound gained, wrinkles glaring back, brown spots widening with pant waist bands.

Without "amazing" looks, women feel worthless and purposeless. Would they be loved by their partner if they didn't keep up? It depends. I've known men who divorced their wives for prettier women when their wives became obese. I've known women who divorced their husbands when a wealthier man steps into the picture. The behavior can increase if the man is financially independent from his wife and she is financially dependent on him. In that instance, she is forced to "keep up." The more "wealth" and self-perceived power men have, the more they may exert their dominance and preeminence over women and use other women to salt wounds of inferiority. No one does this better than Trump. He has done this three times in his personal life. And he has used such fascist appearance ideals to insult both men and women.

But what happens with women who find a way to combat the paternalism, misogyny and chauvinism? What happens when women exert their equality? What happens when they refuse to be cowed by the fascist appearance standards and do not hide themselves under a rock because of their age or their not fitting the appearance ideal? They have appeared in each decade: you know the Eleanor Roosevelts, the Bella Abzugs, the Helen Kellers, the Gloria Steinems, the Hillary Clintons, the Elizabeth Warrens and others. They have not had oodles of cosmetic surgery, but have managed to retain a youthfulness in appearance with help. Theirs is an inner beauty that also shines outwardly and forestalls the incredible self-mutilation that can occur with excessive procedures.

If the women are powerful, they are excoriated. Gloria Steinem is a feminazi. Hillary Clinton is a killer, a cannibal and her foundation supports slavery and she is the most crooked human being who ever existed and certainly more thuggish than Putin. Elizabeth Warren? Pocahontas and a corrupt fraud. Eleanor Roosevelt- incredibly ugly and hated by conservatives. Bella Abzug? Another ugly feminazi. The galactic insults against Steinem, Hillary, Elizabeth Warren, etc., come from conservative sites which have morphed into extreme alt-right sites that include Breitbart and Infowars and RT and Sputnik and thousands of Russian trolls and Sock Puppets who spread and spew the poop smears from St. Petersberg, fake IDs, dual-citizenship status Americans. And don't forget the bots. Millions of them.

The epithets are meant to destroy these women's credibility and wipe out what they are saying so no one listens to them. Soon, listeners can just tolerate Fox News and the alt-right and the latest general conspiracy theories because they have been propaganda chipped with closed-mindedness. The effect is that powerful women are not listened to. The switch is turned on to what pleases one's psyche. In effect such women are silenced. This is a step beyond the mantra that has abided for years. That women should shut up and be quiet, like I was told this fall by a debilitated (walking with a cane- obese), Republican I sat near at the HIFF. This New Jerseyite was a preening, self-absorbed Trump supporter who had to discuss with me his latest invention which he "shared with Trump" and which would help save the world's fossil fuel and climate problems. Right! This "brilliant" man was convinced that Trump and others would warm up to his invention; he had investors lined up.

I praised him. Did I have a choice? Women must not be powerful. They must shut up and be passive like Melania. Praise men, act the inferiors. They must not oppose oligarchs and autocrats like Trump and Putin. They must heel. This is the law of the current fascist, oligarchic movement. Naturally, that old, crippled by obesity, fascist I spoke with would embrace Trumpism in the face of his wife, a Hillary supporter, who made more money than he did.

Courtesy of the site.
Thus, the hurtful comments "the leader" of this nation makes about the appearance of various women who stand up to him? Like Hitler did, he speaks from an inherently fascist platform. There is only one way to be; if one is not this, then they are rejected as useless, especially if they attempt to countermand him. Such fascism is at heart cruel and infantile. It stinks of diapers. It uplifts the brutality of the unsupervised playground bully. Such a mentality and ethos Trump exudes with pride. Why does no one call him on it to his face? It is beyond my understanding.

Trumpism is about misogyny, paternalism and chauvinism. For example when the alleged leader recently stated that women are special? Cast that word as reminiscent of the vocabulary used when discussing a classroom of "special" children. In educational circles the word refers to the mentally challenged and emotionally debilitated. Indeed, that view demeans women's intellect. Whether women are brilliant or not is not in the equation of Trumpism. One never hears women referred to by him as brilliant. Only the "leader" is very smart. And that is hyperbole as the facts have borne out.

The point is women must shut up and look "amazing." Intellect, social and emotional intelligence are to be derided. Only appearance matters. And the weight had better be in the 15-19 BMI range to televise well. Yes, then beautiful women are "special." If they don't fit the ideal? They are ugly.

Weight chart. Some argue these numbers are too stringent and inaccurate. Doctors rely on these if they are consulting for lap band surgeries, sleeves and gastric by-pass surgeries.
Backed by Republican Trumpisms this current value strips women's intelligence and soul beauty with great intention. The MO de-energizes powerful women so the Trumpist or Putinist can then squat over them, pee, territorialize and reign like merciless "kings." Is it any wonder that Trump owns and presides over beauty pageants? What a galactic personality weakness viewed as something to admire and envy by various supporters. His ego? Desperate and fearful of being emasculated by women. His immaturity? Abysmally sandbox bully. His betrayal of self? Tragic.

Witness a few examples of Trump's denigrating comments about women. Elizabeth Warren? Pocahontas! Read up on what happened to her (not in Disney's version). Not only was he demeaning Elizabeth Warren's personal integrity and inherent power of kindness and the brilliant humanity of what she says, he demeaned Native American women and Native Americans and women. Three groups with one word. This was fascist Trumpism at its most rabid. It was effectively inhumane. Why consider anything she says? Native Americans were meant to be exterminated so we could take their rich lands. Superiority without humanity. Certain of Trump's white supremacist supporters appreciate bellicosity as strength. They are classic neo-Nazis, babies in diapers, weak-minded, weak-willed. These are the faux Christians who most probably don't akin to the the humble, loving, forgiving Christ dying on the cross for all people.
Which body fits Trumpism? Which does not? Why does it matter?
 Another example of Trumpism occurred before Trump was even thinking of being a candidate for President. It is exemplified in his treatment of Rosie O'Donnell over a decade ago. He excoriated Rosie O'Donnell and drummed her off television when she accused him of being bankrupt and indebted. Her statements were accurate. Nevertheless, he went after her personally, insulting her physical appearance and feminine stature, shredding all semblance of her respectability. The abuse was stunning. I was shocked at his abject cruelty. Obviously, she had hit a sensitive nerve about his need to be perceived as uber wealthy and powerful. I was also cued in that she was being truthful because of his insane attack against her. He was having severe money problems, during one of the four crises of his career as a lousy, scamming businessman and fraud. A patsy for the Russians to compromise with money? Yes. But he had to cover up that he wasn't as "rich" as he wanted others to believe, for money begets banking loans.

The next time I saw Rosie, she was on Youtube. The appearance and power of his "win" over her, I will never forget. Meanwhile, her truthfulness muddied by his epithets about her physical appearance, destroyed the credibility of her words about him. Then and there, Trump's fascism and gas bagging, an MO that has been useful to him, increased its ascendance. Currently, it is as high as the heavens with news outlets identifying such provable gaslighting and lies which have soared over the 2000 mark.

Fascism is useful for the small egoed to rise up the ladder of fraud with the corruption of truth. Hitler's lies were legion. He believed people didn't discern the difference between truth and a lie. Such inability of the average individual to discern paved the way for the holocaust and justified genocide.

Anorexia Nervosa has not been eliminated from the culture. What impact does appearance fascism have on this illness?
Indeed, when a foray of accusations from Trump's sexual victims were aired in the news, he quipped to the effect that he would never "stumpf" (my word) or sexually harass someone like that (the victim was a fatty or ugly-his judgment, not mine). And of course, he demeaned the other "more attractive" women as liars, and denied the charges. Men I know (Trump supporters) applauded him. And some particularly scurrilous ones even echoed his criticisms about the women with relish on FB, also decrying them as ugly. The irony was, these men were old, fat and abjectly disgusting. In life the women they criticized would never even have given them a second glance. However, one never knows. Many off-balanced women are so hungry for any attention in this appearance fascist society, that men have the upper sway, regardless of how ugly, disgusting and obnoxious the men are. Desperate women put up with tremendous abuse. Men know this and abuse them, verbally and physically if they are bullies, just for good locker room sport. It makes them feel powerful. Most probably because mama terrorized them as babies.

Regarding the sexual predation of the women who came forward against Trump? There was no consideration about the PTSD they experienced. There was no empathy for them and there still isn't, except from women. There and now, in some circles, exists a cheering on of Trump's defiance to demean those who came forward. There was also no thought given to recognize the tremendous courage it took for these women to stand against him.

Indeed, most had been bullied and threatened. They knew the nefarious, weak and noxious nature of the man they were blowing the whistle on. And the teens who were preyed upon as a part of Jeffrey Epstein's network? They especially were intrepid in coming forward, for they received countless death threats. For example the woman who intended to come forward and appear on TV during the campaign to discuss her lawsuit against Trump? She didn't. The threats were so traumatizing, she was frightened for her life. If she had appeared on television to discuss the abuse, rape and horror she experienced? Would the 2016 election have gone differently? Who is behind the death threats? Putin's thugs, those who dispatch Putin's enemies?

Courtesy of Rosie O'Donnell's Twitter Feed
 One must consider that sexual abuse lawsuits are still pending against Trump. And more information has come out about the bullying threats he and Epstein (who Trump praised, but who is in jail with a slap on his wrist sentence), leveled at young teenagers if they told the truth of what happened (rape and orgies). However, Trump supporters, women included, believe that these women are lying. Like with Roy Moore, the syndrome of supporting the criminal against the victim is embraced by such women. One wonders if these women too have been psychologically, emotionally and physically abused and cannot bear to consider the abuse as the reality of their lives. For then they would have to look at their own experience and break apart emotionally.

Nevertheless, sexual abuse allegations and pedophilia provide the salacious stench that follows the WH. Considering the credibility of these women (and the pussy grabbing tape which now Trump claims is a hoax), one cannot dismiss them lightly. By his own admission on the pussy grabbing tape, his behavior is scurrilous and sexually predatory. Thus, despite the wall of lies fostered by Fox News, Brietbart, Alex Jones and other extreme right-wing, white supremacist, paternalistic, racist, misogynistic news sites like RT and Sputnik fueled by Russians, the Mercers, the Kochs and more, Trump has left a trail of evidence. It is catching up with him and others as women become empowered by destroying the bloody menses wall of silence.

During the campaign Trump stomped down the looks of women opponents. Carly Fiorina's face?
Carly Fiorina excoriated unfairly by 45. Photo Alex Hanson
His insult was an outrage. His comments rang with the same psychotic brutality that at the least was unkind and kindergartenish. Again, Trump supporters cheered him on. It was tantamount to the sociopathic mentality of crowd hatred spewed at a suicidal person on a ledge as the crowd eggs them on to jump. Trump, indeed, encourages genocidal wickedness in individuals as did Hitler, as do any desperately afraid, weak bullies with the perceived authority to say and do as they please. On the campaign Trump enjoyed revving up the crowd and was caught up in the moment of annihilating his opponents. Was it any wonder metaphorically Carly Fiorina was slaughtered; her reputation, her beauty? When Trump was finished with her, she left the race. No point is too low for him to go to "win." The irony of course is that his psychotic behaviors prove again and again that he is a loser of a human being. Of course, if one is blind, deaf and dumb, one thinks he is a winner. Trumpism is the reversal of all things truly Christian.

The pussy grab video tape manifests the apex of Trump's identity as the weak, viagra-ridden male attempting to appear the brawny, sexual, virile winner. Beautiful women he is drawn to? Oh dear! None of them can be overweight or obese. That is implicit. For obesity and overweight cannot be beautiful. White men everywhere must dump their fat, ugly wives. Can't they get anyone prettier? EWWWW. Guilt by association! Inferior women. Obese men conceivably have more power. Trump is stage I overweight heading toward obese. He throws his weight around.

What does Trumpism say about obese women? Do "ideal" appearance standards apply to men as well?
Currently, fascism, uplifting uber thin white women and dunning all others is the  trend. Trump, owner of beauty pageants is the band leader demanding we goose step our way toward embracing those folkways. Don't worry, white males. You can do anything, be pedophiles, rapists of women or men, you're OK. You are premiere, regardless of your age, intellectuality, reading level, education level, morality, ethics, soul damnation. You are white. You have a penis, however small, however, impotent. At the top of the oligarchic, fascist pyramid you dominate. But only if individuals allow you to do so. Be forewarned! There are many wonderful men who are against you from all diversities, many of them sick and tired of the "white" male ethic trashing their inner souls. And women are empowered not to allow you to get away with bombastic cruelty. They will speak up and not shut up regardless of how many waves of feminism you denigrate them with as if awareness of brutality was a spreading cancer instead of a truth. Except maybe for Hope Hicks and the women around you.

Fascism is its own genocidal and ultimately suicidal representation of the worst and most devilish of human nature. When fascism strikes in the form of appearance norming, principally imbuing the objectification of women as sex objects only, it is nihilistic. The fact that Trumpism dominates the fascist sphere and uses the MO of shaming powerful women is a given. Nevertheless, as women speak up, other women abuse them. The verbal rhetoric leveled at Hillary by various "liberal"  and conservative women was beyond the pale.

Jill Stein was the most noxious example of this.  Russian money was at the foundation of her attacks against Hillary (Jill Stein sitting at the same table as Putin and Michael Flynn at the RT Gala). Stein was used as a tool to redirect reasonable voters toward supporting Stein, a losing candidate who was a spoiler. Stein was perfect as an individual who cared about the environment, like Hillary didn't. (She was smeared as a killer, a child-eating pedophile; how could one conceive she cared about the environment?). You have the perfect face off: a woman loser siphoning off votes from a woman winner helping to make her lose. In her book Hillary noted that Stein siphoned just enough votes in the swing states from delivering a win to Hillary. Jill Stein's martyred loser, a Russian dupe, destroying Hillary's chances is the premiere example of fascism working its miserable nefariousness. It pits women against women. In this instance it was encouraged by Putin, the strong, wealthy, genius male in the redirect. Stein had no problem doing this. There's the extreme pity of turning the  "green party" into a fascist, oligarch's tool.

Thus fascism breeds division, self-hate, nihilism, inhumanity between and among women whether wittingly or unwittingly and between women and men finally. It begins with the fascism that women live with daily in being forced to adhere to appearance norms about weight, beauty and youth. Those mores gnaw at women's collective souls. Unless women gain soul maturity, they feel like worthless dolls or throwaways. That nihilism prevents them from even seeking powerful leadership positions in their careers. Those simplistic divisions lay the groundwork for greater divides in important venues where they compete against men. Thus, many women undercut women in every walk of life and especially when a woman attempts to rise up the career ladder. Unless women acknowledge the roots of this genocidal practice and call it out whenever possible, it will continue to morph like a monster that positions women against women and everyone against everyone else.

It is most noted and most surreptitious: in the fashion industry, diet industry, cosmetics industry, medical industrial complex (purveyors of lap bands, sleeves, gastric bypass, etc., injectables and cosmetic surgery). And from there, it transmutes; women strive with women and then are made to feel unequal in the workplace by companies whose CEOs are male dominated, whose managers and top staff are also male dominated. Women cannot win anywhere especially if she intends to lead. She must be soulfully enlightened and recognize the nullifying mores, overcome them and counter them at every turn.


Her courage and brilliance to run should not be underestimated.  Photo courtesy of Hillary's Twitter feed.
In the past, few women sought to enter the political arena. Will this change as women see the visible results of Trumpism against Hillary Clinton who Trump bullied and stalked and derided? Absolutely. Women and men were outraged when he encouraged crowds to cheer in a gestapo voice to "Lock her up." The extreme irony was that she had committed no crime (stated the second time too late by a wayward and witting FBI director). Indeed, the bully in the "heat of the moment" was encouraging conspiracy by a foreign power to hack emails during the debates. The crime of conspiracy was being committed by Trump right before the news media and the populace. Knowing individuals saw the crime committed right on TV, in plain sight. But the legitimacy was with the criminal, not the accused Hillary. Dictators reverse the laws of right. They make their crimes legitimate. Anyone not abiding by their corrupt laws becomes a criminal. Black becomes white, right becomes left, lies become truth. Trumpism is rotten to its decayed core. How Hillary Rodham Clinton was treated during the campaign and the debates evidences that to the max. Her vilification as a pedophile cannibal, an investor in the slave trade, the evil empire Clinton Foundation sopping up donations from the Uranium One deal with Russia are Fox News favorites. Indeed whenever, Trump raises his nefarious lies or dementia riddled behaviors and Trump's cohorts indicted for crimes, are televised on the news, Hillary is trotted out and whipped. She lost. Trump is in power, but Fox is still treating his running the country like the campaign. It is laughable. Indeed, Fox News is inferring that he has not yet begun to govern. I thought Fox was his support. Such is their hatred of Hillary.

 The fact that she is a woman and meant to be abused? The audacity for her to run. But we have no other woman who ran as her party's presidential candidate to compare her to. She is the first. And what she has been through I doubt no man could go through easily. Thus, this is the opponent's MO. Annihilate powerful women and destroy their words by reducing their credibility constantly and forever. Make it so her hated power, her win of the popular vote, her popularity is annihilated every time she is thought of, her name mentioned. Smear, violate, demean spiritually rape, hate.

Trumpism is the ongoing demented, psychotic behavior that comes out of Washington each day as our democracy is being dismantled and the values which Americans believe in are being shredded by a psychotic sociopath who in other circumstances would be in a hospital. Meanwhile, the neo-Nazis, oligarchs and totalitarians smile. If they can destroy the voice of such powerful women leaders, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren and others, they have succeeded for, they are dangerous. (Hillary nearly had Putin ousted. He will stop at nothing to slaughter her metaphorically with the help of Fox News which is becoming a Russian operative.)

Are people opening their eyes? A good part of the country knows there are criminals in the White House. They understand the deplorable Republicans in the House and Senate are filthy with corruption and soiled with payouts and promises of payouts to their PACS by uber wealthy donors. The diaper stench of Republican politicians is a holding tank of poop. Now Republicans are appearing more like Russian agents. They have taken oligarch's money, as has been reported by Scott Dworkin. But criminal politicians have been increasing exponentially since Nixon never went to jail, but was pardoned. The American people have been losing since the early 1970s with him. The economy worsened under subsequent Republicans to the point where the tax structure has been upended. And as the oligarchic tax bill has been passed, the wealthiest will be the least taxed with the understanding that they are to carry the rest of the country by allowing their windfall of millions to "trickle down" to the poor. If the same reasoning abides as did with Regan, there will be stagnant wages, an eroding of the economy a blossoming of the debt we owe to international bankers, the shrinking of our purchasing power and misery. Sooner than later.

The hope lies in the Russia Investigation, Trump's bete noir. Polls are unreliable. However, if one considers all who voted for Hillary, Stein and Johnson to avoid Trump and if one considers the Republican's inability to do anything for the American people except inflame them by decreasing taxes for the wealthy and increasing taxes for the poor and middle incomed, then support for the Trumpist kingdom will continue to decline. Who is left to support him? The duped. And the uber wealthy (including extreme right Republicans) and white supremacist lower middle class. Even moderate Republicans (Bush Jr., Bob Corker, Tim Tiberi etc.) eschew the brutality of cruelty that is manifest in White House corruption and ultra right-wing supporters of the KKK,  neo-nazis, and their media representatives including Goebbals-like Bannon who will not brook any Congressional insult of Trump.

Courtesy of Rosie O'Donnell's Twitter Feed
The tax "reform" that Republicans rammed through without hearings or debate so their wealthy friends are being experienced now in chunks of pennies in salary checks. The billionaires are receiving their windfall cuts and the money to fund the government is rising and will reach the 2.5 trillion mark by the time the billionaires put nothing into US coffers to benefit all Americans. As for the fascism of appearance? That is harder to upend. But the more women take a stand against sexual predation and sexual objectification, the more they empower themselves to stop it. The recent Rob Porter debacle is a step in the right direction. Fired for wife beating and photograph of eye blackening is a step in the right direction. But he never should have been in the WH since the FBI gave no full security clearance, he was an object of blackmail in his lying about domestic violence. Yet, he was one of Trump's boys, a predator, an abuser and worthy of being in the crowd.

Because the scandal hit the media like a missile, someone had to take the fall for being negligent in keeping him on, in hiring him, in letting him hold confidential, top secret documents. It had to be a woman, not John Kelly who justified Porter even after Porter's scandal was made horrifically public. So Trump in typical fashion used a woman. Hope Hicks took the hit for the delay of his firing, though John Kelly had the power, not she. John Kelly should be held accountable. Once again, Trumpism mows down women with men's complicity and they must take it. Surely, Hope Hicks is getting something for this. That she would resign and tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth before a Grand Jury? Out of the question. Women say nothing. They are silent. But her days are numbered.