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What Trump Worships . . .

June 2, 2020

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At least Hitler had the grace to hold up a copy of his own book, Mein Kampf. He was not being a hypocrite.

Just before Trump walked across the street to get the photo op he wanted, he was saying that he would deploy federal troops to protect peaceful protesters after the riots following the murder of George Floyd by a white policeman. He then had the federal troops and police use tear-gas and rubber bullets on peaceful, non-violent protesters so he could have a clear path for this backdrop. St. John’s Church is across the street from the White House.

Note that the church had been closed, and no actual worshipping was going on.

The Right Rev. Mariann Budde, the Episcopal bishop of Washington, had this to say about Agent Orange’s walk to John’s Episcopal Church, which sits across from the White House.

“I am outraged,” Budde said in a telephone interview a short time later, pausing between words to emphasize her anger as her voice slightly trembled.

“Let me be clear, the president just used a Bible, the most sacred text to the Judeo-Christian tradition and stood in front of a house of prayer as a backdrop for a message that is antithetical to the teaching of Jesus in full expectation that (it) would be a celebratory moment.

“Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence,” Budde of the president. “We need moral leadership, and he’s done everything to divide us.”

The Upcoming Presidential Election

May 10, 2020


The Dictator Trump Conspiracy Deepens

May 6, 2020

dictator FIRST, he gained the power to declare ’emergencies’ when there was none in order to suppress illegal immigrants. Then he usurped Congressional power over the budget in order to build his wall. Then he called on his Neo-Nazi fanatics to bring armed protests–complete with MAGA gear and swastikas–into state office buildings and other places to disrupt state power over the ‘shelter in place’ regulations . . . which HE had dumped on the states to control.

Now, even though the House of Representatives and the Senate have bilaterally passed a bill to keep him from pursuing his illegal war in Iran (the Constitution only grants the power to declare war to the legislature, not the president), Agent Orange has vetoed the bill, claiming “This was a very insulting resolution, introduced by Democrats as part of a strategy to win an election on November 3 by dividing the Republican Party.”

NO! The legislature is trying to protect its Constitutional rights against this would-be dictator. We must STOP this maniac!

Trump Lets Loose His Brownshirts

April 22, 2020


Just like Hitler’s fanatics, the white nationalist thugs are out in force (literally) sporting semi-automatic weapons and wearing MAGA gear. Members of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement, the neo-fascist street gang The Proud Boys, and white supremacist pseudo-militia groups such as Patriot Front, have been identified as organizers and leaders of the protests “against the Democrat-driven unconstitutional lockdown,” as they call it. Fueled by Agent Orange’s demands to “liberate” Democratic states enforcing ‘shelter in place’, these groups have not only been inciting general protests, but also accosting and vilifying medical workers who are trying to treat victims of COVID-19 infection, along with their other patients. This disgusting behavior is exactly what we have been expecting from this would-be dictator and his violent bully-boys.

Agent Orange contaminates the fight against COVID-19

March 13, 2020

This article was written in The Atlantic by a dedicated Republican who has seen the light in regard to Donald Trump.


March 1, 2020

Okay, this is a great combination of news reports that show why Agent Orange is so dangerous to our country. First, in essence, he has been declared immune to any sort of legal pursuit—that makes him a dictator. Not only the pre-arranged “acquittal” by the senate in his obstruction of justice and foreign collaboration trial, but now a federal court has decreed that Congress cannot call McGahn to testify against him in Mueller’s Russia investigation. Who ordered McGahn to not testify? AO. SO. Congress cannot “interfere” with the president, but the president can override the Constitutional power of Congress to determine the budget by diverting Defense funds to build his useless and already failed wall.

But the second is even more serious. Because AO cut federal funding for the international branch of CDC, we were totally unprepared when a potential “pandemic” (Bill Gates’ words, and, yes, he is quite knowledgeable about this due to extensive involvement and funding of medical facilities and supplies throughout the world) actually erupted. So, because his incompetent handling of this dangerous situation has caused the WH great embarrassment and the stock market to plummet in spite of AO’s false boasts, what does he say? That it’s a “hoax” put forward by the Democratic party.

Okay, so the man is an undiagnosed sociopath and an idiot. But to declare that coronavirus is a “hoax” foisted on the American public by the Dems in order to “get him”? A virus that started in Asia, has killed thousands of people so far (right, only 15 in the U.S.), and is spreading throughout the world? A virus even the CDC, a respected federal agency, has said may indeed become a pandemic infecting a majority of the world’s population? It’s more dangerous than AO’s breaches of the Constitution because it is minimizing, even distorting, a disease that could kill millions of Americans if we continue to ignore it.

Okay, all of you fanatical Agent Orange believers: Are you willing to travel to China right now? Do you want to risk your life, the lives of your family members, by not preparing measures and antidotes for coronavirus because AO says it’s a “hoax”? Are you really so blind to this dictator that you will ignore reality and follow him to your grave?

The “Dictator Trump” Conspiracy

February 22, 2020

dictator          Okay, I am officially now a conspiracy theorist.

I have firmly decided that Agent Orange (AO, aka, Donald Trump) wants to make himself into a dictator. However, this is really difficult in America, so there had to be a long-range strategy in place to accomplish it. On the other hand, it may be that the man who can’t seem to plan more than five minutes ahead has – just because of his impetuous desires to bully and manipulate others in order to further his own power and his childish delight in generally creating chaos – inadvertently stumbled into the right formula, sort of like a deadly virus that mindlessly mutates to fight off all vaccines. Or what the actual Agent Orange does to plant and animal life alike.

It can’t possibly happen here? That’s what the Romans said just before Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon.

What, exactly, has he done and is he doing to bring about this end? Here is my Dirty Dozen list.

  • Usurping the Constitution

The Constitution separated power into three branches and established checks and balances to guard against abuse of those powers. In particular they knew that a tyrant with unlimited access to We the People’s money would be too powerful, so only the Legislature could determine budget. Therefore, AO’s use of taxpayer money to build the Great Wall of Dump violates the constitution after a largely GOP Congress refused to fund it. With no lawful way to get the money, AO declared a “national emergency” and started building the wall from military funds. As he had declared the problem of unlawful immigration “long-standing,” how could it suddenly become an emergency, especially as he admitted that he “could do the wall over a longer period of time” and “didn’t need to do this”? If AO can simply commandeer funds that Congress refused to appropriate, why couldn’t he decide to build prisons for his political enemies, a nuclear aircraft carrier to travel around in, or anything else he wants?

But declaring a bogus ‘emergency’ created yet another Constitutional crisis. When Chicago homicides rose in 2017, Trump tweeted that it must “fix the horrible ‘carnage’” or he would “send in the Feds!” There are laws that allow the president to deploy federal troops (each governor must deploy the National Guard) inside the country to resist serious domestic strife, but only in dire emergencies. Well, AO has already dispatched thousands of active-duty soldiers to the southern border to save us from an oncoming caravan of desperate Central American migrants, which was neither an emergency nor even on domestic soil. But what if he declared an emergency so he could send troops to any city he wanted? For example, he might label San Francisco as a “conspiracy city” for refusing to provide assistance to immigration-enforcement officials and order the military in to enforce immigration laws. He has already announced plans to end the constitutional guarantee (14th amendment) of birthright citizenship laws, so why not invade ‘sanction cities’? More to the point, what if he dispatches U.S. troops to suppress “liberal mobs” allegedly rioting during anti-Trump protests? He seems to be building up to this. (

  • Enabling Racial, Sexual and Religious Hatred

He certainly did not invent these prejudices, but he clearly encourages his fanatics to express their previously suppressed feelings. From mocking people of different lifestyles, having known white supremacist advisors, and calling detractors demeaning names (especially female politicians) to openly advocating violence against anyone who stands against him, AO has from the first encouraged the ‘purist’ WASPs to attack various minorities, especially migrants. Trump made himself the face of the so-called birther movement, which targeted all people with dark skins, not just Obama. The AO administration admitted there were errors in a misleading Justice Department report attempting to link terrorism to immigration, but refused to correct or retract the report. So, outright lies as well as misinformation. Now, not only do white supremacists openly attack minorities, but Christian bigots have also attacked the LGBT community as well as Muslim Americans. This creates a tension that divides the citizenry, much as Hitler used the tactic to further the rise of his Nazi party.

  • Creating a Violent, Armed Following

Clearly, this starts with supporting the NRA and its rabid members. But who can forget his promise to pay legal fees for anyone attacking protestors at his rallies (“Knock the crap out of them”) or his support for white supremacists in Charlottesville? At a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida, AO lamented the fact that the U.S. can’t stop asylum-seekers from coming into the country by just shooting them like “other countries do”. In his words: “I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump. I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough—until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.” Is that MAGA hat his equivalent of the Nazi armbands? Civil War, anyone?

  • Sabre-Rattling and Use of Military Power

AO once said that military power was about instilling fear. AO is all about instilling fear. He escalated tensions with Iran for no apparent reason even though he called Bush’s decision to go into the Middle East “The worst single mistake ever made in the history of our country.” As a military force, Iran is essentially useless. Killing Soleimani not only violated international law, he wasn’t even considered a “terrorist threat” by the CIA. The senate warned AO not to intervene in Iran again without their approval. AO also threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” after courting Kim. Korea is definitely a bigger threat, but why antagonize Kim when he is not threatening the U.S.? And why use cyber space attacks, which the U.S. had been reluctant to do? Because his followers want a powerful bully who will ‘stand up’ to our perceived enemies. It’s all about appealing to his fanatics. Fear-mongering is a tactic Hitler used extensively. Well, isn’t Russia the biggest threat? And don’t we want allies in case we actually get into the war that AO seems to want to provoke?

  • Alienating Traditional Allies

On the airplane after leaving early from the Group of 7 meeting, he reversed America’s position on climate change and Iran, and refused to ease steel and aluminum tariffs he just imposed on Europe and Canada. He has created an adversarial relationship with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and insulted French President Emmanuel Macron, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They have all retaliated in kind. AO has repeatedly slammed Mexico on trade, but mostly accused it of abetting illegal immigration, claiming Mexico has “invaded” the U.S. with “Drug Dealers, Cartels, Human Traffickers, Terrorists.” (Customs and Border Protection’s data does not support the claim about terrorists). AO blasted the alliance between Washington and Japan, and even canceled a meeting with Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen for ridiculing his desire for the U.S. to buy Greenland. Although Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been one his few remaining allies abroad, AO has been ‘banned’ from London and reviled by most British diplomats and citizens. While AO may have reduced our contribution to NATO, how much has he weakened it? As François Heisbourg stated, Europe is afraid that another four years of Agent Orange “would undermine the reality of American democracy” and destroy our relationship with Europe.

  • Eliminating Public Services and Benefits

It’s not enough that AO instituted massive tax cuts that largely benefit the obscenely rich, while greatly reducing the food stamp program and disability benefits as well as housing and family assistance. He also reduced other programs that provide help and work programs for families with children, such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, and eliminated altogether the related TANF Contingency Fund. He is certainly trying to eliminate the general healthcare system, so-called ‘Obamacare’. But, in spite of his campaign promises, AO is also going after Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and even public education. He recently said tackling ‘entitlement spending’ is “the easiest of all things.” Just because he doesn’t pay taxes and doesn’t need Social Security, it is NOT an entitlement. He proposes to pare as much as $1.5 trillion from Medicaid, wants to raise the full retirement age for Social Security to 70, and has proposed cutting $26 billion from the program over a 10-year period. Sickeningly, he appointed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a billionaire who has backed privatized charter schools and openly tried to ruin the public education system. Her efforts would regress American education back into the 18th century, when the wealthy could afford it and most poor people entered a low-paid profession, often as children. This is a consistent pattern of making the rich richer and the poor poorer, while greatly diminishing the middle class.

  • Courting Other Dictators

It’s well known that AO openly admires Vladimir Putin, and has been very lax with Russia on their aggressive policies, especially in Ukraine, Syria and Crimea. AO met with Putin behind closed doors without records of the meeting, even from interpreter notes, and has demanded Russia be reinstated to the G-7. AO also flew to Singapore right after the G-7 meeting for a friendly meeting with a nuclear-armed American enemy, Kim Jong-un of North Korea. “He’s smart, loves his people, he loves his country,” AO declared of Kim. Why does he play nice with enemies when alienating allies?

  • The Russian Connection

Many campaign advisors and some officials in his administration, past and present, have or had ties to Putin and Russia. That especially includes Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn. In addition to his infamous 2013 Miss Universe Pageant visit to Moscow, AO has extensive business relations with Russia, particularly through the Trump Organization. Since we cannot get sight of his tax information, it cannot be proven that much of the bailout money for his several past bankruptcies are ‘loans’ from various Russian institutions. We do know, however, about his connections with Felix Sater and Alfa Bank. We also know Junior, Ivanka and Jared have many direct connections with Russia. Should I mention that Hitler used his close relationship with Russia to train and equip his army before turning on his ally during WWII? And, recently, US intelligence officials have submitted reports that Russia is interfering with our upcoming election with the intent of getting AO re-elected. Mysterious.

  • Manipulating the Press (and Social Media)

Mostly, this is in the form of ‘disinformation’, much better known as AO’s countless lies. It’s about making certain he is the headline 24 hours a day, whether he is being praised on conservative media or condemned on liberal media. It’s always about him: What he has done, what he has said, and what will come next. Trump is a master of the soundbite: Make American Great Again! Lock her up! Send them back! The advertising industry made the quick interjection of subliminal messages illegal because it was unethical; AO has perfected the modern equivalent. He uses Twitter more than any child, and his simplistic language (some would say stupid) is perfect for the average American to latch onto. And the Democrats have fallen for this tactic by always being reactive, defending themselves from his attacks and justifying their positions more than they dwell on positive plans and reasoned discussion. Much of the liberal media has fallen into the same trap. Where Hitler forcibly controlled the media, AO has made it his puppet, and with a similar result: He has made the liberal media into the enemy of “We the People” (at least, his people) to the point where they do not even want to hear any opposing viewpoints to their Führer.

  • Subverting the Legal System

Every president has the right to nominate judges to the Supreme and federal courts (although McConnell boasts of how he denied Obama that right during his last year to give another one to AO). But AO has appointed conservative judges even the state law organizations have stated are not qualified to be a judge (including one who had never conducted a trial). He’s openly commented about “Second Amendment people” preventing the appointment of liberal judges. Right after the Justice Dept. speculated about a sentence for Roger Stone, he intervened. He intervened with the Senate to prevent witnesses at his trial, even though they had already said they would find him ‘not guilty’ regardless of evidence. After pardoning a number of convicted ‘white-collar’ criminals simply because they had personal connections or appealed to him via Fox News, he referred to himself as the nation’s “chief law enforcement officer,” a title typically reserved for the attorney general.

  • Undermining the Long-term Economy

This effort has taken several avenues. First, of course, he has created a trade war. While making his followers feel ‘tough’ and empowered, our exports are gradually falling behind imports, and many businesses are suffering. This looks like it will only get worse. Forcing the Fed to keep interest rates low makes him look good in the short run, but all objective economic analysts predict this will eventually lead to a massive depression. Boosting fossil fuel industries over encouraging green industries not only helps to destroy our ecology, but is another short-term economic policy that will lead to eventual disaster. Furthermore, while certain other countries are developing green technology (especially in Scandinavia), the U.S. will fall further behind in our ability to market our own advances.


So how could all of his above actions possibly make him a dictator? History tell us that the greatest ally of a dictator is not a powerful army (which he is trying to build), but a weak, ignorant, poor citizenship who are easily controlled by the Church as well as the government. Agent Orange is using every trick in Adolph Hitler’s book to bamboozle the Americans who are sick of the political establishment and will do anything to get rid of it, and is building a cult that has given every indication it will literally go to war for him when his position as president is threatened. Even if he is elected for a second term, who knows what AO will do with this personal power base after leaving the White House?

So, to sum it all up, Agent Orange is trying to Make America Great for Donald Trump, not for the average citizen. If that benefits all of the other billionaires in the country, well, just like the king making all of the dukes and barons beholding to him, that’s alright with Dictator Donald. He still will hold the greatest share of the power.

Do I really think he planned all of this? No, he’s not that intelligent. But remember that comment about a lethal virus . .  or the original Agent Orange.