Putin’s War on America’s Christmas!

Putin War on Christmas_2Without a doubt, it is extremely difficult keeping up with the news. There’s so much happening everywhere on the international stage, it’s enough to make your head swim.

I’ve learned that it’s often necessary to go beyond what’s available from the usual news sources, to dig deep and explore alternative avenues for discovering what’s really going on behind-the-scenes. It’s hard work but at the end of the day quite rewarding. Because after getting ALL of the information that’s available through the miracle of the internet, everything starts to make sense. Many of the things which are on the surface puzzling suddenly become clear.

For example, why did Turkey shoot down the Russian SU-24 bomber?

President Erdogan initially claimed it was just a standard response to a pilot error.

I have discovered by using some of the same highly reliable “deep data” sources that our own CIA uses — Facebook and Twitter — the real reason the Russian plane was destroyed.

Turkey was protecting a Christmas ornament factory!

Here is one such facility in the town of Bidama, near the Turkish border. Look at how it was mercilessly bombed to rubble by the Russian air campaign.

Russia Destroys Ornament Factory

Granted, the “whoops-sorry-about-that” official position of Turkey is plausible. After all, the U.S. military has had a few minor slip-ups itself — over a year ago by bombing a facility making the highly dubious claim it’s a hospital, then a few months ago killing members of the Syrian military in a bombing run.  Gee, these things happen!  Hey!  Nothing is perfect. Haven’t we all had the tab break off a soda can making it nearly impossible to open?

But it wasn’t an impulsive or anomalous response when Turkey had its F-16s shoot down the Russian plane. Matter of fact, I’ve learned from deep sources right in the Middle East that Turkey’s entire military campaign on the Syrian-Turkey border is now dedicated to standing up to the attack Russia is mounting on our most holy — and most profitable — holiday of the year.

Yes, I am talking about . . . Vladimir Putin’s war on America’s Christmas!

Now I’m not saying I approve of crazy jihadists making money, even if it’s by manufacturing what have widely been judged to be the finest and most stunning Christmas ornaments available today.

Furthermore, it’s not at all consistent with our long-range intent — that of defeating terrorism — to have thousands of tons of contraband holiday decorations “smuggled” into Turkey, then shipped to America to be distributed to shopping malls from one end of the country to the other, so that rampaging bands of cutthroats and mad suicide bombers have the funding to buy even more weapons, ski masks, and SUVs. 

But these are nice terrorists, as is evidenced by the excellent contribution they are making to the beauty of America’s Yuletide trimmings and overall good cheer.

So lighten up!  It’s Christmas!  Where’s your holiday spirit?

I can tell you where Vlad the Impaler’s holiday spirit is . . . at the end of a barrel!

While he would like to enjoy Christmas at the helm of a reconstituted Soviet Empire, with all his comrades sitting around a Christmas tree drinking vodka, or doing their trademark “gunslinger” strut across Russia’s newly-conquered vassal state of Crimea, he plans on us here in America being deprived of the beautiful holiday ornaments produced in villages of liberated Syrians, and sticking us with cheap, sweat-factory junk from China.

Yes!  The plot thickens!

Like I said, spend a little time on the internet, and everything starts to make sense.

See, Putin and Xi Jinping are chums.  And now we get to the whole truth behind Russia’s military campaign in the Middle East, and its alleged war on ISIS . . .

Russia is destroying the Christmas ornament factories in northern Syria of well-meaning and industrious entrepreneurs — jihadists who are America’s good buddies — to enhance its partnership with China. The endgame is that the Chinese will continue to monopolize the mistletoe-ornament-tinsel-manger-scene market and use the money to buy advanced new military weaponry from . . .

Who else?

Russia!

I have to hand it to Putin. He is one cagey character!

Or is that KGB character?

 

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War On Terror = More Terrorism and More War = More Terrorism and More War = . . .

We can talk and talk, cite all sorts of statistics, construct marvelous narratives, collect anecdotes, offer incisive and powerful analysis.  But sometimes a few charts says it far better than any amount of verbiage.

Look at these and you tell me how the War On Terror is going.  See if you see the same obvious connection between America’s military intervention and geopolitical meddling and the growing threat of terrorism.

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I remember a truly idiotic joke from my youth.  Pathetically it seems relevant here.

“Why do you keep hitting yourself on the head with that hammer?”

“Because it feels so good when I stop!”

When are we going to stop, ladies and gentlemen?

When?

I’ve offered an extreme remedy to this madness.

It’s one that is so radical and completely outside-the-box, it actually makes sense.

The Peace Dividend!

Or maybe we should keep pounding ourselves on the head with a hammer.

Let’s really go for it.  You can borrow mine . . .

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Success Story! Black Man Beats The Odds

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With the nation so divided along the lines of both class and race, driven to the streets to protest the election to the presidency of a rancorous bigot and self-serving sociopath, it’s heartening to see any African-American rise up over the historically endemic racism which used to have him hanging at the end of a rope, and even now conspires to keep most of his brothers and sisters in both physical and psychological gulags. 

The phrase ‘systemic racism’ was at least uttered once in passing — that I know of — by the white patriarchy’s candidate of choice, Hillary Clinton, during the presidential campaign.  This was heralded as a real breakthrough in our national conversation about race. I guess that means that by today’s standards, Hillary Clinton now sits next to Rosa Parks in the tortured struggle for human rights.

Even with the bar set so low, we are prompted seek out sources of inspiration and hope.  As luck would have it, we have one such success story right at our fingertips!

Just look at these photos of the opulent $5.3 million mansion President Obama will move his family into after Donald Trump takes the oath of office.

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Granted, not every African-American was so favored during Obama’s presidency.

Some of those left out of this historic uptick in the fortunes of our very first black president included Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner.  They were among thousands of blacks — mostly males, often unarmed — gunned downed by police across America during Obama’s reign.

And the people over at Black Lives Matter still seem to be having some sort of hissy fit!  You’d think they could just put aside whatever is bothering them and vicariously enjoy the new digs Barack, Michelle and the kids will be moving into in January.  Not to mention the million-dollar book deals, the courtesy vacation junkets all over the globe, and of course, the $200,000 speaking fees that the ex-Prez can expect to pull in, to keep the family outfitted in Autographed Nike Air Jordans.

Then you have Jeffrey Sterling, the whistleblower who was prosecuted on dubious grounds for testifying to Congress, then allegedly providing classified material to journalist James Risen about a dicey covert CIA operation gone awry.  Apparently now federal jailers are trying to kill him by depriving him of much-needed medical care.

The 23% of African Americans who still live below the official poverty line didn’t do so well either.  Plus it appears the gravy train just sped right on by the 20% of black folks who are still unemployed, despite putting their best foot forward in an effort to take advantage of the widely touted economic recovery from the 2008 crash, which trashed their savings, and put many of them out on the street to live among the rats.

Jeez, Louise!

Can’t all these folks stop grousing and just bask in some black dude trickle-down success?

What’s wrong with everyone?

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Wrong But Right

always-roll-12-diceIn a previous blog, I said that the election was fixed and that Hillary Clinton would be installed as the choice of the oligarchs to lead our country to ruin.

I was half right.

The election indeed was rigged, but apparently the decision was to award the presidency to Trump.

From outward appearances,Hillary Clinton had the support of Wall Street, the banks, the military-industrial complex, the media, major corporations, had emphatic endorsements and huge contributions from conservatives across the spectrum.  Yet in the end she was dumped in favor of a man with no political experience, no identifiable qualifications for the presidency, a dicey reputation, and a checkered track record even as a businessman, allegedly his area of greatest expertise.

I can’t be sure exactly what motivated this change of heart, but I’m presuming that the oligarchs decided that as wild a card as Trump might be, they should stay the course in consolidating their power within the Republican Party.

And have they ever!

The Republicans own the White House, both chambers of Congress, most governorships, and the majority of state legislatures.

Now . . .

What evidence is there that the election was rigged?

It’s not easy to establish and wouldn’t hold up in a court of law.  There are no paper trails for many voting machines.  All I can pass along is the evidence of an excellent researcher who has been sounding the alarm about election fraud for many years, Jonathan Simon.  The evidence he offers is very convincing, if not conclusive.

Look at the discrepancies — some huge and occurring decisively in all swing state contests — between the exit polls and voter tallies Jonathan Simon has tabulated.

For the presidential race . . .

cr_presidentialWhite Spacer_10 pxFor the senate races . . .

cr_senateWhite Spacer_10 pxI’m not going to play the guessing game about the Trump presidency.  Let everyone else waste their time with colorful or outrageous predictions about the unraveling of America.

What we don’t have to guess about is who is truly running things in our country — it’s not the everyday citizens as it is now clearly evident that democracy is completely dead — and where we’ll be heading for the foreseeable future.

Why do the dice pictured at the head of this piece always come up twelve?

That’s how many months out of the year we’ll be getting screwed.

 

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Dat bitch is my favorite ‘ho!

White Spacer_10 pxI’ve been so far off the mark.

But I’m willing to admit when I’m wrong.

Until I watched the video shown below, I didn’t appreciate the incredible contrast between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton when it came to women.

As we all know from all of the news reports, exposés, damning anecdotes, salacious videos, law suits, personal testimonies, affidavits, well-researched and documented media reports, Donald Trump is a misogynistic, chauvinistic, groping pig.  He’s probably a rapist as well.  He and Vladimir probably go club-hopping hitting on women, use them as sex toys, then callously discard them when their libido has run its course.  This as a last resort, when they are unsuccessful at kidnapping middle school girls trying to make it home, following hours of hard work at a local Russian Orthodox church Bible study class.

By contrast, I now see, Hillary Clinton stands for the highest standards of decency, equal opportunity and dignity for women both in the work place and in public spaces.  Hillary has built her presidential campaign and much of her inspiring career around working for an America where women are treated with respect and civility, never wavering in her commitment to caring and sensitivity, selflessly holding herself up as a role model.

The crucial thing is that Hillary never compromises for convenience or advantage.

And the voters love her for it!

Just look at how the crowd goes wild at this campaign concert in Cleveland, featuring performances by Jay Z and Beyoncé.

As Hillary gratefully announces from the stage:  “This is what America is, my friends!”

I love the way the crowd sings along.  Some of my favorite truly inspiring lines . . .

Hey! You little stupid ass bitch, I ain’t fuckin’ with you
You little, you little dumb ass bitch

One time for my LA sisters,
One time for my LA hoes
Lame niggas can’t tell the difference
One time for a nigga who know

Anybody is a killer, all you gotta do is push ‘em to the limps
Fuck being timid in the Civic
Politicin’ with the pushers and the pimps
I’m trine write a story, can I get a glimpse?

I tell a bad bitch do whatever I say
My block behind me like I’m coming out the driveway

She tryna get me that poo tang
I might let my crew bang

Middle finger to the law
Nigga gripping by balls
All the ladies they love me
From the bleachers they screaming

How can you improve on that, eh?

hillary_so-amazingly-great-and-humbleWhite Spacer_10 pxOf course, this reflects the new political/social consciousness, where spectacle and politics are conflated, and even the world-shaping decisions and personal responsibility of voting are swirled together with entertainment and celebrity worship into a thick fog of posturing and over-the-top extravaganza, puerile pageantry, empty feel-good rhetoric — requiring no real principled commitments, vision, consistency, common decency or common sense. 

I can see now why they call them political “parties”.  Yo, nigga!

Recall that I already voted for Jill Stein, via an absentee ballot.

Somehow I still feel real good about that.

To paraphrase some of Hillary’s supporters . . .

Dat bitch is my favorite ‘ho!

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The fix is in … Hillary will win … vote for Jill Stein!

I’ve finally emerged from my naive stupor and faced the facts.

Hillary Clinton will be installed as the next POTUS, regardless of how many people do or do not vote for her.

To the extent that I see the insulting choice between the Queen of Chaos and the King of the Racist Rant as somehow pivotal, I’ve actually been subconsciously entertaining this diabolical prospect for a while now.  But I just couldn’t quite actualize it.

What finally cracked the edifice of my willful denial was a highly insightful interview of Julian Assange by the award-winning Australian journalist and film maker, John Pilger.  Please take the time to watch this.

Assange discusses the incriminating emails he has dumped into the public sphere, denies that Russia had anything to do with providing them, highlights Hillary Clinton’s criminal use of the Clinton Foundation for influence peddling and her demented plan to establish herself as the go-to candidate for the presidency by destroying Libya and attacking Syria, Wikileaks’ role in exposing systemic corruption wherever it occurs, the U.S. defying the UN and ignoring international law, rendering him a fugitive in the Ecuadoran Embassy.

Assange as always is brilliant.  He claims Hillary’s victory is predetermined, a foregone conclusion.  History and the facts are on his side.  Think George W. Bush in 2000.

What will happen after Clinton’s coronation in January is anyone’s guess.  All informed predictions portend the worst.

The world is heading for war.  No one I know seems to have any clue how that decision is made and who makes it.  But the writing is on the wall.  The military build-ups in Europe and Asia, the constant vilification of Russia and intimidation of China, the hysterical and thoroughly unfounded clamoring about the necessity to stop the aggressive actions of Putin — though no evidence is presented because no real evidence is available — all paint the same hideous portrait of apocalyptic violence and unprecedented carnage.

World War III.

Why?  Why must it again come to this?  Because . . .

It’s time.

And Hillary Clinton is the perfect minion to inflict this upon the world.

The preparations are being made as I write this, while the mesmerized masses either can’t wait to get to the polls because they’ve already made their decision, or ponder the weighty choice between a sociopathic narcissist and a criminally insane warmonger.

As if it made a difference.

So . . .

Vote for Jill Stein.

You have nothing to lose.

It won’t change the results of the election.

As I’ve said, the fix is in.  The power brokers, the investment banks, Wall Street, the media, the transnational corporations, the security agencies (except for some rebels in the FBI), the .01%, the oligarchs, have made their choice.  The polls have been fixed around that choice, as will be the final results of the election.

Why Jill Stein?

If the programming of the voting machines hasn’t completely removed any possibility of her getting sufficient voter support, and the Green Party manages 5% of the popular vote, it will qualify for federal matching funds in the next election.

If there is a next election.

Am I being pessimistic?

Of course not.  There is hope!  The Loch Ness Monster might come out of hiding, and lead humankind to a new spiritual rebirth.  Or in an unexpected turn of events, Sasquatch will win the presidency on a write-in ballot, then require all armaments to be melted down and turned into snow shoes.  An extinction-threatening meteor could glide in from outer space and make a soft landing at Dulles Int’l Airport, Jesus Christ, Ghandi, Buddha and Nelson Mandela could emerge healthy and invigorated, take a limo into DC and talk some sense into the lunatics running our country.

Or . . . or . . .

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Why Donald Trump is not as horrible as Hillary Clinton … and why you should vote for Jill Stein.

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I could have named this article “Damage Control” — because it essentially is about that, related to the lobotomizing dilemma of “lesser evil voting”.

But let me be clear at the outset.  I have already voted for Jill Stein.  I had no other choice.  I am firm in my conviction that to vote for sociopathic, narcissistic, self-serving, ruthless, guileful corporatists is an unconscionable act and a major crime against my country, irrespective of the convoluted rationalization which might attempt to justify it.

Now let me offer reasoning that goes beyond my “morally pure” posturing.

The accepted wisdom is that a vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Donald Trump.  This analysis purports that anyone voting for Stein would likely be a former Clinton supporter, and such a vote would subtract from Clinton’s total.

Even though Hillary’s elitist, warmongering, anti-democratic, demonstrably criminal world view is diametrically the opposite of Jill Stein’s, and I can’t imagine anyone who’s moved by the Green Party’s agenda for the briefest moment being fooled by Clinton’s phony populism, for argument’s sake I’ll accept this proposition.

While I consider both Trump and Clinton to be equally unfit for office, I do not for a moment believe they would be equally ineffective.

Hillary has for good reason become the choice of the oligarchs, the MIC, the bankers, the media, the people who actually run the country.  She will serve them well.  She knows her way around the system — she’s been gaming it most of her adult life — and has all the right connections.  Which is why even many prominent Republicans have joined the feeding frenzy and flocked to her like vultures over fresh kill.

Hillary will continue her faux-populist bloviating to keep the stinky masses in line, while her closest allies, the rich and powerful, continue to loot the Treasury, hollow out what’s left of the U.S. economy, and bankrupt the middle and lower classes.

Much to the delight of the neocon-infested Department of State, Department of Defense, security agencies, MIC, and media, Hillary will “get tough” with Russia and China, press the war on Syria and the rest of the Middle East, promote and spread more chaos, death, and destruction across the globe in pursuit of military conquest, ultimately world empire.  It’ll be good for business and pumping up the already inflated egos of the exceptionalists.

On the other hand, Trump will fall flat on his face.  His trademark bull-in-a-china-shop approach to making deals has no chance of success in Washington DC.  He has no support — his own party has all but disowned him — no connections, at least not the political ones necessary for promoting his agenda.  Yes, the politicos drank his champagne and ate the food at his extravagant bashes.  Who wouldn’t?  But they don’t owe him anything.  Nada! Trump’s much heralded talents for making great deals will confront hostile Democrats, contemptuous Republicans — a perhaps long-overdue bipartisanship — closing ranks to isolate and defeat the outrageous and vulgar outsider who thought he could buy and muscle his way into political power.

john-mccainHe’ll try to build his wall.  When Congress gets done with it, it’ll be a 200-foot white picket fence in Calexico.  He’ll attempt rapprochement with Russia.  That will be sabotaged with a false flag attack, maybe dressing some disgruntled maquiladora workers as Russian infantry men and mounting an invasion on the U.S. — probably in Calexico — or by John McCain threatening to fall on a grenade or blow his brains out in the Senate chambers if America doesn’t immediately nuke Moscow.

Despite his self-proclaimed success in the business world, Trump simply does not know the rules of the game in Washington DC.  Unless he “fires” everyone — declaring martial law and sending all members of the legislature to a FEMA labor camp in Montana — he will either be the most ineffective president in history or be impeached.  Maybe both!

In a phrase, Donald Trump as president will do ‘less damage’.

Anyone who has read my blogs knows that my greatest concern about a Hillary Clinton presidency is her truculent foreign policy.  A decade ago, I might have believed that she was misguided.  Now I realize — as quite a number of others do — that she is completely insane.  She’s become drunk on power, poisoned by surrounding herself with neocons and warmongering humanitarians, possessed by visions of herself as the Warrior Queen. 

Or as many other writers have been saying . . .

A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for World War III.

So . . .

Vote for Jill Stein!

We’ll have our first female president, a great president at that! 

One we can all be truly proud of.  The world will breathe a sigh of relief!

At the same time, if voting for Jill Stein ends up electing Donald Trump . . .

So be it.

At least we’ll come out of it alive.  And . . .

We’ll have four more years to figure out how America got so screwed up.

Hillary can go back to taking bribes and looting impoverished countries.

Hard choices . . . so many helpless victims, so little time.

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U.S. Blames Northern Lights on Russia, Imposes Sanctions

northern-lights_1The U.S. State Department has accused Russia of hacking into the ionosphere and generating excessive and annoying levels of Northern Lights.  The ongoing display of light saber rattling, apparently a misguided attempt to “show off” the technological prowess of their teams of warmongering physicists, extends its “tentacles of terror” deep into the sovereign territory of the U.S. and its European allies.  This has resulted in widespread panic in U.S. cities like Buffalo, NY and Detroit, MI, where public displays of drunkenness and rowdiness have skyrocketed.

While no evidence of Russian responsibility has been offered, White House spokesperson, Josh Earnest, recently stated:  “The motive is obvious.  The constant flashing and gyrating shapes in the sky are intended to cause sleep deprivation.  When people don’t get enough sleep, their guard is down.  The Russians are trying to undermine our national security with this cheap stunt.  It’s an unprecedented act of aggression and, trust me, will not go unanswered.  We are coordinating our response with the Department of Defense, NSA, CIA, and Hayden Planetarium in New York.”

neil-degrasse-tysonOne reporter asked about the rumors that world-renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neal deGrasse Tyson had been summoned to the White House to seek his expert advice on exactly what appropriate counter-measures and retaliation might be available.

“Well . . . Mr. Tyson appears to be a Putin-apologist and commie sympathizer.  When we approached him about this, after he stopped rudely laughing in our faces, the guy just shrugged his shoulders and walked away shaking his head.  What an arrogant man.  We are keeping our eye on him.”

U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, has just presented American demands to the United Nations Security Council that a comprehensive regime of economic sanctions be imposed on Russia for tampering with the electromagnetic field of the Earth.

“We need to show these Russians once and for all we mean business.  Today it’s Northern Lights.  Tomorrow they’ll be injecting vodka into the aquifers serving the citizens of the free world, or blasting balalaika music at us 24/7 from outer space.  This is an outrage and an act of war.  As humanitarians concerned with the welfare of people everywhere on this planet, it is our duty to support the Russian citizenry as they attempt to free themselves from the barbaric oppression and inhumane cruelty of government tyranny, by cutting off all food, water, medicine, electricity, and internet access.  Let these sanctions do their job.  Pass this resolution immediately!”

In a separate interview, another reporter asked Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, what will America do if the sanctions don’t work.

“We have a Plan B.  If sanctions don’t break the chains of totalitarian control which Putin is attempting to impose on the world, perhaps a few thousand cruise missiles will.”

So . . .

Rest assured, folks, our enlightened leadership has the situation under control.  America will in the end triumph. 

But just to be safe . . .

While there is no medical evidence that Northern Lights per se can cause physiological damage, the FDA has just recommended that until this siege is brought under control, everyone should stay indoors and keep their blinds and curtains drawn. 

Should you have to go out at night, apply SPF-50 sun block to exposed areas and wear sunglasses.  DO NOT STARE AT THE LIGHTS!  It is unlikely but still possible that they contain subliminal “brainwashing” messages.  If you are bothered by the unusual urge to read Das Kapital by Karl Marx, or seized by the impulse to stand on a table and break out singing The Internationale, immediately see a doctor.  This is covered under Obamacare.

 

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It’s Not Hillary’s Physical Health That’s The Issue . . . It’s Her Mental Health!

Muhammad Ali hardly spoke publicly during the last decade of his life because of his Parkinson’s Disease.  What a tragic loss for the world.  Ali was funny, insightful, inspiring, brilliant!

There is much talk that Hillary Clinton’s aberrant behavior — bouts of coughing, physical weakness, public freezes, and the constant attendance by a mysterious “doctor” at all media events — signals that she too is suffering from this incapacitating affliction.

If Hillary Clinton is elected and does indeed have Parkinson’s Disease, we can only hope that this horrible, debilitating disease quickly progresses, ravages her nervous system, that she is immobilized and silenced by it, rendered completely mute.  Because too often what comes out of her mouth consists of self-serving lies, treacherous distortions and fabricated narratives, threats to other world leaders and nations, destructive fantasies unhinged from any moral anchor or basic decency, these being so extreme and strident they’ve become an existential threat to the human race and evidence she is totally detached from reality itself.

On the other hand, this Parkinson’s business — although very convincing evidence and analysis has come to light — at this point is all speculation.  I’m not a doctor and I have no way of knowing the state of her physical health.  She’s certainly not telling.

What is not a matter of speculation is the state of her mental health.

Much has been made of the video of her laughing about Gaddafi’s anal rape with a knife, mutilation, and death at the hands of monstrous terrorists.  “Oh look, how jaded she is, how she celebrates such brutality.”  Indeed, even the most tactless diplomats in the past would have sugar-coated this barbaric incident with some well-crafted language:

“It is, of course, unfortunate when any national leader’s life is ended this way.  Mr. Gaddafi may in our view have been less than acceptable but he worked hard for the people of Libya.  Such savagery cannot be condoned under any circumstances.”

Ms. Clinton apparently sees no need to embrace such standards.  Then again, neither do other hardened criminals and psychopaths who, unburdened by considerations of shared humanity or unaware even of the “optics” of such insensitivity, take joy in the suffering of perceived enemies, thus view the taking of human life as a sport, or an occasion for a joke.

Hillary Clinton is the textbook definition of a sociopath.

What are the key symptoms of sociopathy which I believe apply?

  • Glibness and Superficial Charm
  • Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.
  • Grandiose Sense of Self
    Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”
  • Pathological Lying
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.
  • Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
  • Shallow Emotions
    When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
  • Incapacity for Love
  • Callousness/Lack of Empathy
    Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.
  • Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
    Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.
  • Irresponsibility/Unreliability
    Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

Hillary Clinton sees herself as some grand chess master, shaping the world — in particular the Middle Eastto her liking and that of Israel.  Her muscular world view and truculent foreign policies are parallel to and probably inspired by the geopolitical ramblings — by the way, since recanted — of Zbigniew Brzezinski, author of the seminal neocon manual for world conquest and global empire, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives.  Hillary Clinton’s evident ambition is to sit in the history books next to Margaret Thatcher, Disraeli, Alexander the Great . . . perhaps even more fittingly, Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan.

This selfish woman will do anything and everything to promote and deify herself.  No cost is too great, no amount of human suffering will be spared, everyone in her path will either genuflect or be destroyed.  She will do whatever it takes — even if it requires nuclear war — to achieve the ascendant place in the history books she believes she deserves.  A warped sense of destiny fueled by narcissism and lust for power demands it.

This is the real sickness of Hillary Clinton.  Two aspirins and a glass of orange juice won’t help what ails this demented creature of pomp and entitlement.  Nor will pumping her full of Levodopa, the only drug somewhat effective at treating Parkinson’s Disease.  Doping is temporary and cosmetic.  Hillary’s pathology is enduring and systemic.

Electing this monster — as opposed to the monster served up by the Republican Party — to the presidency would be like injecting leukemia cells into the body politic of America.  The country is already being hollowed out from the inside by the greed of those she identifies and associates herself with.  It’s both appalling and frightening to see the MSM regularly cast this ruthless, self-serving, social climbing lapdog of the .01% as a “progressive” and the candidate of the common people.  Are we really that stupid?  That gullible?

This election is sure one for the books.

It’s as if America keeps searching for that one final nail for the coffin of its misguided and increasingly floundering empire.

Hillary Clinton might just be that nail.

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I didn’t throw my vote away!

absentee-ballot_1It’s that time of year.  I got my absentee ballot.

I’m proud to say I didn’t throw my vote away.

Here were the choices for president . . .

  1. A lying psychopath who takes special delight in murdering heads of state and innocent civilians, will start World War III, if that’s what it takes to get her name writ large in the history books.
  2. A lying sociopath with ADD and a penchant for locker room talk, who takes special delight in making racist threats against anyone who’s not white, and moreover who can’t put together a coherent sentence containing more than six words.
  3. A clueless empty suit who apparently has modeled himself after Alfred E. Neuman, who thinks Aleppo is a blood disease which causes diarrhea in house pets, and the name of the leader of North Korea is Kim Buk Too.
  4. An articulate medical doctor, peace and environmental activist, who has an inspiring and detailed plan for reducing poverty and wealth inequality, ending the unnecessary and destructive wars, addressing the mounting crisis of climate change, and restoring representative democracy and integrity to government.

Seriously?  There’s a choice?

It reminds me of the time I was asked to appear on a TV game show.

“Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Choose Well or Die, America’s new giveaway fun fest, where some lucky guy gets a chance to go home with a new lease on life, or meet the Grim Reaper.  Tonight’s first guest is John Rachel, itinerant blogger and novelist originally from Detroit, Michigan.  Welcome, John.  How are you feeling tonight?”

“Better than an Eskimo with a bikini wax.”

“Sounds terrific, John.  So here are your choices.  Now take your time and think this over.  Would you rather . . .”

  1. Have your eyes gouged out with red hot tire irons while the lower half of your body is immersed in a vat of pure hydrochloric acid?
  2. Be anally raped by a buffalo while five rabid pit bulls rip your face apart?
  3. Be skinned alive, then trampled to death by a stampeding herd of elephants?
  4. Win $1 billion tax free, and be shuttled all over the world from your private tropical island in the South Pacific, in a luxurious 360-foot yacht with 24 of your closest friends and admirers?

“Hmm.  This is tougher than I thought.  Is that yacht eco-friendly?”

You get the idea.

vote-4-jill_1Anyway, after thinking about it for less time than it takes Bruce Willis to comb his hair, here’s how I marked my ballot. 

Did I throw my vote away?  I guess that depends on how you define “throw away”.

I decided to vote on principle.  Somebody has to, because . . . eventually everyone must. 

It should never come down to what we are faced with this election, deciding between psychopathic Hillary or sociopathic Donald.  But it has.  I’m not sure which of them is worse.  It’s too close to call.

I do know one thing.  If we play this game again this time . . . it’ll be the same next time.  Maybe even worse, though that’s hard to imagine.

What’s the principle which defines my choice?

A vote is an endorsement.  Therefore . . .

I will not cast my vote for corruption; lying; wars; rampant corporatism; totalitarian rule by an oligarchy; wealth inequality; government by Wall Street, the too-big-to-fail banks, and transnationals; the destruction of democracy.  Both Clinton and Trump are all of that and more.  More of the slow, steady evisceration of what I once believed America stood for.

A vote is too precious to waste on criminals and narcissists.

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