…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
I am not a great fan of billionaires, real estate ones in particular. On one strange occasion sometime in 1988 I skimmed through his 1987 book The Art of the Deal (there was nothing else to read and it was raining) and was not impressed. His trials and tribulation meant very little to me. Then, two weeks ago a friend, a mild admirer of Donald, lent the Trump’s old book to me and this time I read it more carefully. It has not made me to like him, but provided some outline of his enormous, yet pragmatic ego. He is able to cut his loses; and it is not out of the question that at some stage he would ask himself “Is America worth this?” The realistic observers have known the answer for some time, some are starting to write about the problems now. [Problems are unfixable] and [The weirdest possible outcome for strangest election in US history]
Leaving aside Mr Trump’s motivation – surely he can’t believe that he can change anything – anyone with a sense of fairness must feel sorry for him. Even Ronald Reagan did not have to suffer that much opprobrium and outright lies as he.
For example, take the Levandowski “assault” video. That the complainant is a serial victim of “right wing” violence ought to ring a bell, but the images tell the story anyway. If brushing past a person is a crime there would not be many left to arrest us all. Yet the deceivers claimed in the headlines that the video shows assault, correctly assuming that the media consumer sheep would not bother to look.
Another example could be the establishment treatment of the Trump’s answer to the illegal abortion punishment question. Originally he gave the absolutely correct answer to a very specific question – if you break the law you ought to be punished regardless of your gender, race, party allegiance or religion. That has nothing to do with the pros and cons of abortion; the valid laws should apply to everyone equally. Obviously, had Trump said that everybody but women ought to be punished … one can imagine the outrage. I guess that Trump is not familiar with Stalin’s Second Five Year Plan of 1936 which outlawed abortion in first pregnancies, followed in 1944 by outlawing all abortions, with two-year prison term for persons who aided a woman in securing it. A woman was cast as an incompetent dupe even then, when the narrative was that the nasty, selfish men force innocent and chaste (almost) women against their will to kill babies. Today the politically correct narrative is that the nasty, selfish men force the innocent and chaste (almost) women, against their will and their inalienable human right, not to kill babies.
The depths of ethical depravity are illustrated when even Andrew Bolt (Clayton conservative) misses the point.
The lengths the progies and cuckservatives will go to to stifle even a teensy whiff of fresh air in the putrid US ex-democracy! The Economist of 20th February 2016 devoted two pages to Trump (and one page to Bloomberg, The Economist‘s the dream US presidential and whole world ruler candidate). Well, according to The Economist‘s unbiased expert, Donald Trump inherited his wealth, but he is not as wealthy as he claims and ‘his casino operation folded’, ‘his father rented out mere apartments in Brooklyn’, ‘half his wealth is still tied up in buildings within four-mile radius’, ‘93% of his wealth sits in America and 80% is in real estate’ etc. Mudslinging goes on for two pages and an attention challenged reader would not know whether Donald is too poor to be a president or too rich. In any case, he is bad. One would think that having most of your wealth in your own country could be praiseworthy indication of patriotism; and that making money out of accommodation is better than making money by manipulating other people’s money, but that is an anathema to global order pushing publication. It is also amusing to see that what is wrong with Trump is admired on the immediately following page Michael Bloomberg’s moment. Oh, what a life it will be when we are governed by Sanders, Bloomberg and The Economist !
The beat goes on. Harper Lee ( To kill a Mocking Bird) died and voila! While her death was still in the news suddenly her letter about Trump’ casino was discovered, derogatory, needless to say. (One ambiguous sentence is enough for the progies) Don’t be surprised when, sooner or later somebody will discover a letter by Ronald Reagan warning against Trump. Sooner or later the world’s headlines will announce the shattering news that a Trump supporter farted.
Big Money can not allow somebody who is not beholden to it to enter presidential race. What would happen if the people realised their power?
Yes, the clubs are out.