The 3 horrors we have learnt from the Mueller report & why Bernie Sanders is our only hope

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There are 3 things we have learnt from the Mueller Report and they all add up to a conclusion that leaves the planet in a lot more danger than anyone feared. 

There are 3 things we have learnt from the Mueller Report and they all add up to a conclusion that leaves the planet in a lot more danger than anyone feared.

1 – Mainstream media have had their credibility demolished

Week after week, month after month CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times and dozens of other online progressive news soy’s have screamed and brayed that Trump was guilty of collusion. This inane need to blame Russia for Trump’s win is a deeply engrained level of self delusion.

I think blaming Russia for ‘hacking’ the US Election is deeply counter productive.

Firstly, it’s just outrageous that the American’s who have committed coups, electoral fraud and mass deceptions on 81 other nations over the years are in any position to lecture or complain about interfering in other peoples elections.

Secondly, it allows the Democrats off the hook. Instead of acknowledging they ran a terrible candidate and fielded neoliberal policies that hurt the very workers they had simply assumed would vote for them, the Democrats can avoid scrutiny of their own rigged primary process, the manner in which Bernie Sanders was unfairly treated and their hollow policies by blaming it all on Russia.

Newsflash to the Democrats – Trump didn’t win because of Russia, he won because you failed to appreciate how your embrace of neoliberal globalisation hurt the very voters you needed the most.

One estimate puts the budget of Russian interference in the election via social media advertising at $250 000. With all due respect for American Democracy, if you can influence an election with a mere $250 000, you have way bigger problems than Putin.

We can scream racist and sexist as much as we like at Trump voters, but when Trump wooed Union families, women and the working poor in such huge numbers, something else needs to be examined as the reason this malignant tumour of a human being has been forced upon us all.

The free market globalisation that the Democrats embraced has robbed the domestic working classes of their dignity and economic ability to survive. Bernie Sanders understood this which is why he would have been able to woo those voters Trump needed back to the Democrats and beat Trump, but the vile corruption within the Democrats (who played to the elites within the Party) robbed Sanders of his nomination in a rigged system set up to prevent a populist left winger ever winning the candidacy.

By putting the Identity Politics of being the first Woman to win the Presidency over the economic needs of the poor, the Democrats handed the election to a snake oil merchant like Trump.

Refusing to acknowledge failed economic policy and corruption within the Democrats in allowing Trump to win makes the chances of him winning again more likely, not less likely and that attempt is now occurring against the back drop of Trump being able to crow ‘Fake News’ because the Mueller report did not find him guilty of collusion when every progressive mainstream media outlet had already hung him for being guilty.

We need progressive news outlets more desperately than ever before and their unconstrained glee at judging Trump mattered more than the truth which has demolished their credibility when we demand it most.

 

2 – The insanity of the Trump White House is far more dangerous than we ever feared

So what has been revealed by the Mueller Report? A dangerously dysfunctional Administration where Trump is raving and lashing out and his staff simply ignore his demands until Trump actually forgets them. More than anything else that has been reported, this grim reality of barely contained madness in the White House should send a deep chill down every backbone regardless of political allegiance.

Let that sink in, Trump makes crazy demands, his staff ignore them and he bloody forgets he asked them.

This is insanity.

This isn’t how you run the largest nuclear armed Super Power on earth, this is how a meth cartel operates once the Crime Boss starts smoking the product.

 

3 – Trump is too stupid to collude 

What we must now acknowledge about Trump is that he is a gut politician not a strategist, he’s just a dog barking at every car and his narcissism is so over whelming he doesn’t posses the interpersonal communication skills to collude with anyone because that would require him being able to see someone else point of view for 30 seconds.

He doesn’t possess that ability.

Add the unbelievable amateur hour antics of his staff, and it all adds up to someone too stupid to collude.

 

Conclusion

We have a mainstream progressive media who have discredited themselves and a White House that is an active danger to the rest of us run by a President who appeals to the worst and most fearful parts of our psyche.

The only way you beat negative populism is with positive populism. Bernie Sanders can appeal to the working class voters the Democrats walked away from by promising them universal services such as education and health care in a way that doesn’t belittle or speak down to them.

The question is will the compromised elite leadership within the Democrats allow Bernie to win and put at risk those private education and private health corporate interests.

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35 Comments

  1. Sam Sam says:

    Context. For example, Hillary Clinton endorsing Bernie Sanders (fat chance) would help smooth over hurt feelings of Clinton supporters feeling like Bernie Sanders fucked them in 2016, and I do like to drink tears. Given that there were a lot of people who supported Clinton in 2016, that would be more significant for Sanders than winning the rigged primary in 2020 and yeah Nancy Pelosi is hard at work squishing the progressives with in the DNC.

  2. David Stone says:

    “Let that sink in, Trump makes crazy demands, his staff ignore them and he bloody forgets he asked them.”
    If this is true I don’t see how Trump can be any danger. If his staff ignore his instructions then someone else is making the decisions that America is acting on. The Deep State presumably. So what’s new? The only difference with any other president is that Trump wanted to do some things differently. The fact that the US president’s power is an illusion is all that is being revealed.
    That doesn’t make us any safer though. They’r all mad .
    D J S

  3. esoteric pineapples says:

    And on top of all that, Trump has dementia which is getting progressively worse – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCManQJHekc&feature=share

  4. J S Bark J S Bark says:

    -What we must now acknowledge about Trump is that he is a gut politician not a strategist, he’s just a dog barking at every car and his narcissism is so over whelming he doesn’t posses the interpersonal communication skills to collude with anyone because that would require him being able to see someone else point of view for 30 seconds.

    He doesn’t possess that ability.-

    Er… Are you writing about Trump or Winston Peters?

  5. mosa says:

    Bernie is building momentum and whatever happens next year America will be changing with the power of this movement.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVPNT5HSUTQ

  6. Siobhan says:

    WASHINGTON — When Leah Daughtry, a former Democratic Party official, addressed a closed-door gathering of about 100 wealthy liberal donors in San Francisco last month, all it took was a review of the 2020 primary rules to throw a scare in them.

    Democrats are likely to go into their convention next summer without having settled on a presidential nominee, said Ms. Daughtry, who ran her party’s conventions in 2008 and 2016, the last two times the nomination was contested. And Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is well positioned to be one of the last candidates standing, she noted.

    “I think I freaked them out,” Ms. Daughtry recalled with a chuckle, an assessment that was confirmed by three other attendees. They are hardly alone.”…..these people would rather eat their own young than let Bernie run. Hence the large number of candidates.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/us/politics/bernie-sanders-democratic-party.html

    Meantime over at the increasingly irrelevant Guardian…
    “The B-Team: are Beto, Biden and Bernie the best Democrats can offer?”

    Here we go again..

  7. Pedro says:

    Whatever happens and who ever is elected during the pantomime of events masquerading as the US election, nothing will change dramatically for US citizens. Unless the Military Industrial Complex is disassembled and corporate and financial lobbyists no longer have favour in Congress, transmission will resume as normal.

    Bombs will continue to drop illegally, drones will continue to fly illegally , countries will need to be invaded and occupied to save them, dictators and oppressive regimes will continue to be supported as long as US interests are maintained.
    Same old shit.

  8. Peter says:

    Sanders’ chances of getting to be President? Reagan was a couple of weeks shy of turning 70 when first elected. Trump 70, four months or so short of 71.

    A short while before election time Sanders will turn 79. How strong will the talk of policies have to be and the playing of populism in a society like the USA to overcome what some will see as a handicap of years?

  9. Jays says:

    I don’t buy the line that Trump is stupid or even reactionary, barking at every passing car. I think a lot of what he does is calculated.
    He has after all done the impossible by winning presidency without having either held office and made the left wing American media look like the idiots they are.
    He is a loud mouth narcissistic prick, but not stupid IMO.

    • Sam Sam says:

      Now there are three ways to do things, the right way, the wrong way, and the Trump Way.

      Isn’t that just the wrong way.

      Yeah, but faster.

    • WILD KATIPO says:

      Mhmmm… and the reality is folks don’t like Trump because he opposes this sort of thing…

      SECRETS IN THE CATHEDRALS… – YouTube
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9x38Hize00

      I think he is well aware of global events,…. with his son in law Jared Cushner ( being a practicing Jew ) being delegated to being a representative of the USA to Israel…

      Rightly or wrongly , … people consider Trump as a kind of modern day Darius. And an upsetter of the very global elite the woke left claim they oppose but in reality ,… act as useful stooges in carrying out their overlords wishes.

  10. Andrew says:

    Martyn, it’s clear you have a visceral dislike for Trump. I can understand that because I too think he’s a narcissistic plonker. I cringe when he speaks.

    But we need to get over that and look at his policies, because they’re working for him and working for American labour. All of his initiatives are designed to rebuild the US working class:

    1. Limit illegal immigration to stop migrant labour undercutting Americans in the market.
    This is the real reason the Democrats and most of the Republicans have done nothing about the porous southern border: Their corporate sponsors like cheap illegal labour with no rights.

    2. Rejig trade policies so that China and SE Asia in general cannot continue to dump products in American and thereby destroy American jobs.

    3. Force Germany to pay its due in NATO so that the USA isn’t carrying Europe.
    Germany has a massive trade surplus with the US – he wants to them to spend part of that on their military so that the US doesn’t need to.

    4. Reduce personal taxes across the board to put more money in everyone’s pocket and to stimulate the economy.

    5. Reduce corporate taxes to encourage offshore dollars to return. So far over 3 trillion US dollars have flooded back into the US economy

    6. Slash both red tape and the DC bureaucracy to stimulate growth and entrepreneurialism

    7. Shut down US involvement of overseas wars.

    The fact that he’s not a ‘nice’ person is irrelevant. Sure he’s a flawed individual, but sometimes getting things done needs more than nice.

    He’s the most ‘pro-worker’ President in decades. This is why the ‘woke’ DC crowd hate him: He’s stolen their voter base. It’s their fault because they stopped giving a damn about workers long ago.

    • peter h says:

      Bang on the money Andrew.
      If there are 20 Democrats who all think this is a good time to try to get the nomination to run against Trump then they are as deluded as the Liberal media over there. The smart Democrat who wants to be President will be holding back because Trump will get another 4 years easy. After all he’s WINNING America is WINNING

    • WILD KATIPO says:

      Yeah … got to agree there , Andrew, like him or loathe him… he’s doing for Americans, not the rest of the world. Its a repeat of the old isolationist era. But I get the feeling Americans are damned if they do , damned if they don’t. They never get cut any slack.

      Maybe we could do with a little more like Trump- like thinking of our own back yard , … before shouting out from the sidelines and throwing stones. We sure do have our own fair share of neo liberal issues to deal with here at home.

      Time we looked at ourselves for a change.

      Deflecting our own problems by looking at what the latest Trump is doing is a classic political ploy of ” Look over there !”.

  11. Nick J says:

    Jay’s is on the money. Trump is not stupid, to think so indicates that his opposition must be far dumber, after all he won an impossible race against both parties.

    Reality is we shouldn’t be arguing Trump versus whoever because either way, due to their imperial capitalist colonialist system we lose. Who really cares who is doing the oppression? Hillary “we came we saw he died” Clinton…what a nightmare. Bernie “I will reform welfare but leave the plutocracy I place” Sanders. Do you really think any of those buggers give a rats arse for their people, or us?

    • Jays says:

      Spot on.
      All politicians (including Adern people) either enter parliament to butter their own bread or soon find the butter knife.
      It just seems to be the old adage about absolute power corrupts absolutely holding true.
      Who among us can say with 100% certainty that we wouldn’t do the same?
      Not me, that’s for sure.

  12. Jays says:

    Spot on.
    All politicians (including Adern people) either enter parliament to butter their own bread or soon find the butter knife.
    It just seems to be the old adage about absolute power corrupts absolutely holding true.
    Who among us can say with 100% certainty that we wouldn’t do the same?
    Not me, that’s for sure.

  13. Mark says:

    Really, who gives too stuffs about Americans or the American working class.

    I care more about Africans and Asians and Arabs etc than how racist white Americans are faring. If there is one group of people in the world one should not get too stuffs about it is the former white labour aristocracy of the US who went round killing and dropping bombs on Asians and Arabs at the behest of their coporate capitalist masters—stuff em, and get the popcorn out as automation wreaks havoc on em!

    I prefer Trump simply, because he is a teeny weeny bit less interventionist than that horror show Clinton.

    We should only worry about what happens in US politics in so far as how it affects the rest of the world. What Americans do to each other – who cares —except of course for entertainment when they fuck each other up!

    • Jays says:

      So you are happy to be racist whilst accusing white Americans of being racist?
      This is one of the key things that flushed Clinton’s tilt at the white house.
      Why do you not give a shit about white Americans? They have troubles just like the rest of us.
      Sorry champ, but you don’t get to feel all smug at how righteous you are because you feel empathy for Africans or Asians if the truth is that you don’t give a shit about a whole bunch of people just cos they are white.
      That is the most pernicious type of racism out there.

  14. Mark says:

    “so that China and SE Asia in general cannot continue to dump products in American and thereby destroy American jobs.”

    Good! Great that Chinese and Asians benefit from global trade, and even better if they destroy the livelihoods of Americans in the process.

    After all it is these same people who killed untold millions in Vietnam and Korea, and it is these same people who invaded and plundered China for a full century, enriching themselves in the process. Let them suffer!

    Damn good job the economic centre of history is shifting back to the east, as it was for many centuries before the British flooded China with opium

    “In 1820, before the first Opium War, China’s economy was the largest in the world, according to British economist Angus Maddison.[3] In another investigative report published by Michael Cemblast of JP Morgan and updated by the World Economic Forum, similar conclusions were reached—i.e., China’s economy was the largest in the world for many centuries until the Opium Wars.[3][4] Furthermore, China was a net exporter, and had large trade surpluses with most Western countries. Within a decade after the end of the Second Opium War, China’s share of global GDP had fallen by half.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_Wars

    Again, if Americans shoot one another up, are devastated by job losses, etc, we should just be happy about it and get the popcorn out! After all its just a tiny fraction of what they have inflicted on the rest of the world.

    • WILD KATIPO says:

      …’ Good! Great that Chinese and Asians benefit from global trade, and even better if they destroy the livelihoods of Americans in the process. Again, if Americans shoot one another up, are devastated by job losses, etc, we should just be happy about it and get the popcorn out! After all its just a tiny fraction of what they have inflicted on the rest of the world’…

      ——————————-

      Racist scum.

      The same sort of racist scum opinions and comments that led to the murder of people in ChCh , – except it is inverse . Why should we take you seriously ???

      More mad ravings form the vested interest Woke Left, obviously.

  15. Jenny - How to get there? says:

    Leadership 

    What is the sort of leadership we need if we hope to avoid the worst impacts of climate change?

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/17/bernie-sanders-raises-bar-even-further-climate-vow-ban-fracking-all-new-fossil-fuel?fbclid=IwAR3WpP7HJDztCOfCRxhKMZRipy73xyarsSQKQE1hRxrE7pf4kRWeUw53x 

    Common Dreams

    Bernie Sanders ‘Raises the Bar Even Further’ on Climate With Vow to Ban Fracking, All New Fossil Fuel Projects

    “That is exactly the kind of leadership we need if we hope to stop the worst impacts of climate change.”

    by Jake Johnson, staff writer 

    Bernie Sanders won praise from environmental groups after releasing a climate platform that calls for a complete ban on fracking, a moratorium on all new fossil fuel infrastructure, an end to oil exports, and a Green New Deal.

    “Climate change is the single greatest threat facing our planet,” the Vermont senator and 2020 contender wrote on the climate page of his website, which was unveiled this week…..

    Will someone like Bernie Sanders ever be let anywhere near the levers of power by the Democratic Party establishment?

    Now, that is another question entirely.

  16. WILD KATIPO says:

    Here’s another interesting vid on Baron Rothschild,… he reminds one of the evil billionaire Mr Burns….of Simpsons fame…

    Weeping Angel ll – YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb9R0TyctlF9i8PhQ7Ffv9g

  17. WILD KATIPO says:

    Here’s another interesting vid on Baron Rothschild,… he reminds one of the evil billionaire Mr Burns….of Simpsons fame…

    What Is The Keystone ? ? ? – YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf2L7LPGdSY

  18. historian pete says:

    Hard to argue with anything you have written here Martyn.We live in interesting days.What we are witnessing is the death throes of the U.S. Empire. And that, history shows us, is when Empires are at their most dangerous.When the elephants rumble, the mice may well choose to hide.On the other hand I would rather go down defiantly fighting Tyranny than with a squeak!!!

    • WILD KATIPO says:

      WHAT TYRANNY ?!?!?

      Has Donald J Trump come all the way over to NZ and tyrannized you personally ?

      Frankly I don’t think you even know what ‘tyranny ‘ actually is !!!

      Try Pol Pot, try Mussolini , try Stalin , try Hitler – try any number of historical despots !!!

      Tyranny my bloody arse.

      You wouldn’t know what bloody tyranny is if you tripped over it , FFS !!!

      • Nick J says:

        Have to agree Katipo, I’m laughing at all those who regard Trump in the same league as some of those horrors.

        That said all this argument about the “prez” hides the real issues generated by US imperialism. The one flying under our media radar that is of most concern is the US / Saudi / Isreali escalation against Iran. A quarter of the world oil goes through Hormuz…..high risk for world economy. Whilst the world’s so called thinking class argue about Trump the Dem / Rep neocon Nexus rattles sabres. What these useful fools argue about is who should lead their enemy.

      • Some, WK, tyranny comes in a business suit and tie. Sometimes, a tyrant doesn’t need to tyrannise – it has it’s minions.

        Not all tyrants are of the ilk you list. (And I could add many others; Franco, Pinochet, the Kim Dynasty, Mao, et al.)

        The worst tyranny, in some respects, is a popular leader with mass appeal. They’re the worst ones because they suck in so many followers.

        Even after the collapse of the Nazi regime on 8 May 1945, many ardent German admirers of the tyrant committed mass suicide. Their identification of their Leader was so complete that when Hitler died, they followed suit.

        We had our own form of unrecognised demogogue with our own popular leader. Remember him? The one often referred to as The Smiling Assassin?


 
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