Monday, January 30, 2017

uglytrump


trump is really showing his true self.

NYTimes
The president’s order, enacted with the stroke of a pen at 4:42 p.m. Friday, suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. 
Meanwhile, large crowds of protesters turned out at airports around the country to denounce Mr. Trump’s ban on the entry of refugees and people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. 
Around the nation, security personnel at major international airports had new rules to follow, though the application of the order appeared chaotic and uneven. Humanitarian organizations delivered the bad news to overseas families that had overcome the bureaucratic hurdles previously in place and were set to travel. And refugees already on flights when the order was signed on Friday found themselves detained upon arrival.
There are many many good people in the States and they will and are opposing this order. The legal eagles and civil rights activists are onto this. Where it ends up who knows but the fight is on.

The VP pence - what a scum
Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis stood directly behind their boss Friday (Saturday NZT), one man on each side, as President Donald Trump announced an order that will ban half the world's Shiite Muslims from entering the country for months. 
"I'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States," Trump said from his podium at the Pentagon. "We don't want 'em here." 
Pence nodded along to the words. It was just over a year earlier when he had called Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States "offensive and unconstitutional." That was before Trump picked him as his running mate and won the election.
 Don't forget pence believes in the literal bible - that the world was made in 6 days and God rested on the 7th. Why the heck God would rest who knows - a poor understanding of God I think.

Where is it all going? - from a friends fbook feed
"If anyone is really interested in understanding what's happening around us, there's no better place to start than Hannah Arendt's "The Origins of Totalitarianism." A couple of apt quotes:" 
“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.” 
“Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of the man who can fabricate it.” 
“One of the greatest advantages of the totalitarian elites of the twenties and thirties was to turn any statement of fact into a question of motive.” 
“In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true. ... Mass propaganda discovered that its audience was ready at all times to believe the worst, no matter how absurd, and did not particularly object to being deceived because it held every statement to be a lie anyhow. The totalitarian mass leaders based their propaganda on the correct psychological assumption that, under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness.” 
“Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of the man who can fabricate it.” 
“One of the greatest advantages of the totalitarian elites of the twenties and thirties was to turn any statement of fact into a question of motive.” 
“In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true. ... Mass propaganda discovered that its audience was ready at all times to believe the worst, no matter how absurd, and did not particularly object to being deceived because it held every statement to be a lie anyhow. The totalitarian mass leaders based their propaganda on the correct psychological assumption that, under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness.”

Yep - be prepared, be knowledgeable, be aware.

2 comments:

Karen said...

Marty - did you see this:

https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/trial-balloon-for-a-coup-e024990891d5#.pv8s8nybb

Things are moving very fast - it is what I feared would happen, but I thought it would take longer. Terrified of what the future holds for many people around the world.

Marty Mars said...

Hey Karen,

Yes I read it just now - on my fbook feed.

As someone pointed out - the facts as presented seem logical - can we draw the conclusions?

Pretty easy to if you think trump is like hitler which I do. And we know his tight inner circle is tight and they basically filter everything and are the gatekeepers for the mango mussolini.

Yep the whole world is going to have to front up to this and with right wing nutjobs being elected around the place we are all in for a terrifying, uncertain time.

That is why we must stick together and keep the lights burning.