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Understanding Right-Wing Defenses of Trump

Understanding Right-Wing Defenses of Trump

By Dennis Loo (6/11/17)

There's good news and bad news.

First, the bad news: media and ideological segregation have never been more pronounced with what we see as ads and what we're supposedly interested in popping up on the web without our involvement or permission. Never has it been so easy to avoid that which you don't already agree with and encounter only that which the vast majority around you steadfastly agree with. You can hear only that which you already believe. You have to go out of your way to hear anything different a lot or even know that something else even exists. While this balkinization of reality applies most strongly to the Right since gullibity and insularity is central to their mission, there are some on the Left who argue fociferously that certain words and phrases are by themselves wrong and that the very act of hearing what you don't agree with should best be avoided. Fortunately, there are some programs (e.g., Media Matters) that give you unvarnished versions of the Right because they genuinely feel that you should know what those you don't necessarily agree with are saying. 

Trump voters, while eroding somewhat (how could they not?) due to numerous, almost uncountable scandals, the like of which we have never seen in any generation, remain mostly loyal to him so far basically because they are credulous and because they take their pointers from the right-wing echo chamber. Trump got elected this same way. Such a stupendously incompetant, fascist, treasonous ignoramus could never have gotten the nomination, let alone be elected, albeit with three million votes less than Hillary and because Hillary and her people didn't take Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania seriously or correctly. She was too busy raising more money to pay attention and is a core part of why the DNC deserted the white and ethnic working class when Obama took Goldman Sachs et al's side against the people during his $13 Trillion bail-out. Moreover, even though Trump is discrediting right-wing policies by his awful behavior, the Right will remain a force for the foreseeable future, no doubt continuing their characterization beyond the eventual Trump and Pence resignations as unjustified actions by the so-called "deep state," feuling resentment and stoking violence, even more than they are now doing.

Second, the good news: the majority of people and the truth are against Trump and his camp. What scenario did you or do you envision, where the two forces, especially truth and facts are so one-sided, so clear and so vital? Remember that Limbaugh and the Right started complaining about "fake news" when Limbaugh saw that the middle and the Left were about to charge the Right for exactly that, trading in fake news? Anyone with any concern about facts is appalled at the Right's tenuous relationship with it, like the ex-wives of Trump and Gingrich. 

How far will the Right get with their insistence that the Trump camp's ties to Russia, extensive and years in the making, is a "witch hunt" and "fake news?" 

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Comey's Distrust of Trump and the Woman Question

Comey's Distrust of Trump and the Woman Question

By Dennis Loo (6/9/17)

"Don't leave me alone in the room with him." Comey to Sessions.

"You know, we had that thing." Trump to Comey shortly before Trump decides that Comey won't be his buddy.

Donald Jr. sounds like his dad, and they both sound like sexual predators: "If you didn't want it, why didn't you fight more / tell more people?!"

In Trump Jr.'s own words:

Why Trump Remains Despite His Outrageous Unfitness

Why Trump Remains Despite His Outrageous Unfitness

By Dennis Loo (6/6/17)

Nearly everyday, and some days there is more than one story a day, brings fresh revelations that spark disbelief, shock, and umbrage from most of the world about Trump's antideluvian attitudes and the wrecking ball he's using on the world.

He's stupifyingly worse than anyone foresaw. Several sequences of his events lead you to not believe anyone could be that stupid and that reckless, but yet there it is: he did tweet that, he did say that, and he did that ... that unbelievable thing. 

Not even a normal young child would do some things he has done. He picks fights with people he shouldn't and then when he's told (I would assume someone tells him no he shouldn't sometimes) he shouldn't, he doubles and triples down. He says things that contradict his own message and his own interests if he thinks it benefits his fragile ego.

Feuding with London's Mayor at this time no one would do, it's unthinkable, but Trump is doing it. His cabinet and Ivanka should resign immediately to show this is utterly unacceptable behavior. But then they defend their boss as best they can, no matter what kind of pretzel they must stretch themselves into to do so. That makes them accomplices. Several others, however, such as the number two person at the US Chinese embassy, are resigning in protest, and his administration is having a hard time recruiting people. Who wants to join a sinking ship after all?

Whether this is due in part to some brain malfunction of Trump's, such as small strokes, we may never know, but what IS clear is that he is still here in office and doing unheard of damage right and left, in so short a period. While some within his party verbally complain, they are nevertheless letting him stay: in the most powerful office in the world, spewing out his nonsense words, picking arguments by his almost daily diatribes, and making awful decisions. How can this be? With him remaining with his finger on the nuclear trigger, he could very well get pissed off enough to end the world. 

The question is not Trump himself, since his sins and ignorance were all there for all to see for a long time. 

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Elaine Brower of World Can't Wait speaking at the NYC Stop the War on Iran rally 2/4/12