Roger Stone, “indicted.” Roger Stone believes he will never testify against Trump. Better to be a known traitorous chump than an unremembered tool—Roger Stone’s greatest fear. He will do anything to remain in the spotlight. Stone—the man who did more to mold Trump the politician than perhaps any other individual. Perhaps a slightly edited Charles Dickens, who lived in a century and a social environment that all Trumpeteers would obliviously love to reinstate, can shed light on how Roger Stone might view his own creation, his greatest expectation—Donald Trump.
The Stones of which the strongest Moscow Tower buildings are made, are not more real, or more impossible to displace with your hands, than your presence and influence have been to me, there and everywhere, and will be… to the last hour of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil.
This quote, other quotes and various parts of the narratives, directly from Charles Dickens and or Inspired by him.
Time will tell if Stone will hold firm—bullies and cheats tend to be cowards with zero honor. Regardless, that the constant pounding of untruth’s cobbling the nation’s spiritual well-being, appear to be climaxing—perhaps the shoe will soon be on the other foot. Trump team players Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen all pleaded guilty. There have been numerous others indicted, other guilty pleas, and we all know that there will likely be many more soulless shoes to drop—to be picked off one by one, leading, by any rational outcome, to the removal of the President of the US, and logically the Vice President of the US. It is also quite likely other GOP leaders in Congress will fall. For what is making these guys sell out their country? Foreign policy hawk, Senator Graham—what is his story? My prediction, whatever we think we know, the reality will be significantly worse. But watch as traitorous Trumpeteers trickle truculently toward the exit doors to their new taxpayer funded facilities, their only solace to seek the company of their fellow traitors in arms.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
These are the worstest of times, the bestest of times. Can the US sink any lower? Can the world get much worse? The vacuum created by the political climate in Germany, France and the circular firing squad that is the UK will have terrifying implications in the upcoming European elections, as these Putin/Assange/Trump/Mercer/Bannon/Farage inspired fascist stratagems take bloom to spring their already insinuated Stormtroopers in Hungary, Poland, Austria and Italy; combining to fill the void, assume the mantle of 19th century tribalism. This deadly spiral heatedly inflamed as the US loses any pretense of having any moral authority, any leadership qualification, and any continuity of its post-World War II foreign policy agenda. One redeeming factor, today the US might be closer to reaching its darkest moment, its more deadly floor—than Europe.
The pointless Trump shutdown ended not because federal workers, their pockets picked dry, were being rapidly dispatched to the Work House, but only when Trumps Fagan benefactors were suddenly worried that they would not be able to fly home to their respective “Satis House’s.” After Pelosi, possibly soon to be President Pelosi, humiliated the President by uninviting him to his wet dream date, with his standard verbal diarrhea infused State of the Union Speech—his “golden shower” drowning facts with a stream of delusional hogwash—and then Pelosi, having knocked down his idiot “Wall” agenda, she immediately tweeted…
She knows what’s coming. We all know, and have known for years… I have been writing about Putin since 2015 here, Trump/Putin here, here and here. There is no upside for her in being unfairly hyperbolic. Nancy Pelosi understands what any human being with a conscience understands.
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
So why the bestest of times? The slow and insidious death of the GOP, a party today that possesses zero intellectual integrity, a party that literally has nothing constructive to offer, the party whose values are now the polar opposite of Christian values, a party that in the last year alone recklessly jettisoned its last remaining pillars of relevancy—a) fiscal discipline b) strong national security and c) free trade. Now it must choose between its own death or becoming a fully-fledged neo-Nazi white nationalist movement, aiming it’s few remaining grenades toward the heart of America’s Democracy’s and the values, forged during the World War II, that the nation has always prided itself on. One million Americans killed or injured—apparently for nothing. After that, the effort to contain Stalin—all for naught. JFK, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King—dying pointlessly, as GOP leaders trample over the graves of all these people. The fascist sympathizers, silenced in 1945—have risen.
The fact that we know this—is all down to the beauty of having Donald Trump as the undisputed leader of the GOP. For the politically illiterate, Trump came with Great Expectations. But soon, in 2016, Congress became the Bleak House, a Tale of Two Parties; one party with virtual absolute power, corrupting itself absolutely, virtually overnight—spinning its web of deceit, drawing the curtains on transparency—a house rotting from the inside—gleefully promoting blatant racism, misogyny, cronyism; and likely enthusiastically enabling White House corruption, obstruction of justice, collusion with enemy nations—thus becoming the party of treason. These scumbags scuttling about in a house were all the clocks had stopped at five minutes to midnight…
they somehow conveyed to me that they were all toadies and humbugs, but that each of them pretended not to know that the others were toadies and humbugs: because the admission that he or she did know it, would have made him or her out to be a toady and humbug.
The beauty, the bestest thing about Trump, has always been his transparency. He does not have a cunning bone in his body. He can only shoot from the hip, think with his ever mushrooming ego—possessing a politically prescient skill set, honed and burnished by the TV producers behind The Apprentice; perfect timing for an electorate that had yet to build an immunity to the new easy tools of mass manipulation, created by recent social media trends, allowing Cambridge Analytica type big data gurus’ and other enemies of the state to trigger those humans inclined to be fearful, into Zombies. Such herd mentality unleashed—now devoid of conscience. Those TV producers magically created the illusion of a competent business man, a viable human being. Trump’s enablers having abandoned common decency, basic values—every critical thinking bone expunged from their respective bodies.
Hate, though said to be afflicted with blindness, is a vigilant watchman.
The world is watching, historians are watching—because of Trump, we know who they are and we will never forget. We know how you would have behaved if you lived in Germany in 1933.
For America to survive, Trump must be torn asunder. He must be punished, he cannot be pardoned. I used to think that the worst crime a President could commit against citizens, was to mislead those citizens into a war based upon a lie. But George Bush Jr. went unpunished. Because of this, such an act became normalized and lead the GOP to initiate treasonous behavior against President Obama, in their efforts to interfere with the Iranian peace deal. We wrote about this in my in blog back in 2015
To insert themselves directly into the negotiations with messages that expressly contradict both the intent and the spirit of the elected president’s administration is a clear violation of both the separation and the division of powers as laid out in the constitution. And the fact that it was done to deliberately undermine the goals of a presidential administration engaged in active negotiations with a foreign power makes it treasonous any way you slice it or dice it. That it does not fit the prosecutable Constitutional definition of treason as laid out in Article III Section 3 does not mean it does not fit the dictionary definition and spirit of the general concept of treason (it clearly does). Senators may no more publicly use their office to undermine the president’s authority to engage in negotiations as an executive head of state than the president may issue an executive order that empowers himself or those acting on his authority to violate laws that Congress passes. The Senate does not consist of one-hundred individual ambassadors-at-large-to-the-world able to act on their own impulses any more than the presidency consists of one legislator-at-large able to legislate at will. To use Alexander Hamilton’s words in Federalist No. 75, “the Executive…[is] the most fit agent” for “the management of foreign negotiations,” a sentiment echoes by John Jay notes in Federalist No. 64. That is partly why executive power and legislative power, unlike in Britain and other parliamentary systems, are divided and separated by our Constitution. For a president to legislate or a senator to execute, is, if you’ll pardon the expression, un-American.
That no one has suffered from such contemptible behavior has now normalized the clearly treasonous behavior we see today from leading Republicans. Congressional Republicans have not only made zero efforts to seek the truth, but have pampered witnesses brought before them—such witnesses encouraged/urged/ enabled to utilize their right to remain silent. Such obstruction continues to this day as the GOP delays appointing members to serve on such investigative committees. Does anyone really believe that properly conducted under oath testimony from players such as Roger Stone, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Junior, Michael Cohen, Brad Parscale (Trumps Digital Media Director), Eric Prince (Trump ally and Blackwater founder)—the legal counsels from Facebook and Twitter—that all these testimonies could lead nowhere? If you coddle, advise and protect a suspected traitor—what does that say about such coddlers, protectors and advisers?
This is the direct result of turning a blind eye to, and more than likely participating in actions, that demand serious consequences for such transparent crimes. Rather such heinous crimes have gotten normalized and thus these crimes will be repeated and repeated—driving the US into a wraithlike state.
Very much unlike Nixon, Trumps crimes represent a whole new benchmark of abnormal, doubling down on the war crime of the Bush Jr, administration, upping the ante on those 47 GOP Senators who worked with one foreign power (the stunningly dishonest Netanyahu) to undermine the world’s effort to contain Iran—a country that became a liability simply as a result of the CIA assassinating it’s democratically elected leader and installing its own puppet regime. Regardless, today’s Iranian Prime Minister, Hassan Rouhani, has significantly more smarts/integrity than any Trumpeteer.
Unlike Nixon, Trumps crimes, and those of his enablers are significantly worse than the crimes of Hitler up through 1933. Hitler in 1933 may not have fully realized what would be unleashed six years later, Hitler’s supporters, having suffered through the Great Depression and Germany’s humiliation after the Great War of 1914-1918—would not likely have seen the end game, and thus they have some type of excuse. Trump and his enablers both inside of Washington DC and around the country—there actions are inexcusable. If these Trump family and friend crimes, once found guilty, do not lead to serious consequences, serious new safeguards being put in place—it is tough to see any end game that leaves the American constitution, the American dream, as anything but dead and buried.
Within the sheer scale and transparency of such hideous activity, lies a certain hope. The first green shoots of spring, the youthful diverse influx of untarnished, principled Democrats into Congress have begun taking the stage. Watching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, bring bleach and a broom to sweep out the must, the cobwebs and tear up the curtains of Miss Havisham’s bedroom, changing the fabric of that Bleak House— is a joy to witness. This new blood, seeking to lance the boil, are being lead with seeming exquisite skill by an experienced mother of bratty toddlers and principled war-horse in Nancy Pelosi—easily outshining her rather unoriginal counterpart in the Senate.
“I see a beautiful city and brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making explanation for itself and wearing it out.”
By the time Pelosi and her righteously inspired team will have done her job, Trump…
who “cares for no man on earth, and no man on earth will care for him”
Only in Stupidparty Land could such high crimes be seen as not worth exploring, evidently some Deep State “we are all Swift Boated, culturally Marxist Lizard people running a child sex ring out of a pizza parlor, who staged the moon landing after all” conspiracy theory—a land where Stupid is deadly, Jesus bigotedly and Putin friendly.
Severely punishing Trump and his enablers. This must be made so. There must be no pardon.
Punishment? Please, Sir, I want some more”
A lot more.