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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Pope Francis Warns Nations Not to Take in More Refugees Than They Can Assimilate, Warns It Can Lead to "Ghettoization"


Pope Francis Warns Nations Not to Take in More Refugees Than They Can Assimilate
In an unusually nuanced discourse, Pope Francis has seemed to walk back earlier statements encouraging European nations to open their doors to migrants and refugees, suggesting that harboring unassimilated migrants can lead to a dangerous “ghettoization.” 
During the short papal press conference on the return flight from Sweden to Rome Tuesday, the Pope expressed his belief that people’s hearts should be open to migrants and refugees, but that political authorities need to exercise prudence so as not to allow more migrants into the country than can be reasonably assimilated. 
While praising Sweden’s history of welcoming, including many from South America, the Pope said that welcoming isn’t enough—integration is essential. 
“What is the danger when a refugee or migrant is not integrated?” Francis asked. “He is ghettoized, that is, he enters a ghetto. And a culture that does not develop in relation with another culture, that is dangerous,” he said. 
The Pope was likely referring to a problem in Sweden due to rising numbers of mostly Islamic immigrants, which has resulted in the development of Muslim-controlled “no-go zones” where law enforcement fears to enter. 
Sweden is often referred to as the “world’s capital of asylum seekers” and some 17 percent of Swedes are now foreign-born. 
In certain parts of Sweden, police say that up to 25 percent of their time and resources are spent on incidents involving migrants, and last month the Swedish government allocated a further two billion Swedish Krona for policing to 2020.
AND THEN THERE'S THIS:

ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY: STOP SAYING ISIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM
Claims that the atrocities of the Islamic State have “nothing to do with Islam” are harming efforts to confront and combat extremism, the Archbishop of Canterbury has insisted.  
Religious leaders of all varieties must “stand up and take responsibility” for the actions of extremists who profess to follow their faith, the Most Rev Justin Welby said. 
He argued that unless people recognise and attempt to understand the motivation of terrorists they will never be able to combat their ideology effectively.
Do you think this might be the result of Trump's election combined with Brexit and the pushback Merkel is receiving from her own citizens?

I think so. 
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Ain't That America


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Revealed: The Unhinged Feminist Behind the Defamatory Hit List of Targeted Conservative Websites

From Gateway Pundit:
After Hillary’s resounding election defeat the Democrat-media complex wants to blacklist conservative websites and block their traffic and influence. 
The media is using a list of fake news sites to target and ban conservative news organizations. 
Paul Joseph Watson discussed the list in one of his videos this week.

Merrimack College assistant professor Melissa Zimdars, author of the “fake news” list circulated online (is) a leftist, Trump-bashing assistant professor in Massachusetts who specialized in “fat studies” is behind the effort to target and discredit legitimate news organizations. 
Meet Merrimack College Assistant Professor Melissa Zimdars, a 30-something self-identified feminist and activist who has expressed great dislike for President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. 
She’s only actually held her teaching position at the private college in North Andover, Mass., for 15 months. 
Zimdars published and circulated a list of “fake, false, or regularly misleading websites that are shared on Facebook and social media.” 
She said she began writing the list because she didn’t approve of the sources her students were citing. 
The problem? In addition to some satirical and bogus sites, her list attacks the credibility of well-established news organizations such as Breitbart, BizPac Review, Red State, the Blaze, the Independent Journal Review, Twitchy, the Daily Wire, WND and James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. 
In many cases (such as with her WND listing), she offers no explanation for why the news organizations were included on the list. Mainstream media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times circulated Zimdars’ growing list. 
The Times headlined its story, “Want to keep fake news out of your newsfeed? College professor creates list of sites to avoid.” The Times offered no details concerning Zimdars’ qualifications or background. 
News organizations such as CNN, the Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Magazine, USA Today, Business Insider, the Austin American-Statesman, the Dallas Morning News and others spread the list like gospel and cited it in their reports. 
But nearly none of them considered Zimdars’ political leanings or questioned her criteria or qualifications for determining which news sources should be included on her list.
AND THEN THERE'S THIS:

IT BEGINS: Far Left Leader Proposes “Truth Squads” to Disseminate Only Approved Propaganda to Global Community

AND THIS:


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Refusing To Serve Customers You Don’t Agree With Is Suddenly Not Bigotry


From The Federalist:
To the many things the Trump administration in waiting has made cool again, add private businesses refusing service to customers based on moral objections. Friday, fashion designer Sophie Theallet, who has dressed the current first lady Michelle Obama, offered a preemptive refusal to hypothetically dress the next first lady, Melania Trump, should she ask for some of her clothes— presumably not the ones available at The Gap. 
In her unsolicited letter, Theallet informed the world that a person who did not ask for any of her clothes would not be getting them. “As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady,” the letter reads. “The rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by.” 
“I encourage my fellow designers to do the same,” it goes on. In refusing service to Trump, Theallet appealed to “individual freedom” and the idea of her art as an expression of the company’s “artistic and philosophical ideals.” Her announcement was called “noble,” “patriotic,” and “admirable integrity.”
I said at the time, the Christian Bakers had the right to refuse service to gay people on the basis of Artistic Expression.

I agree with the Designer here. She does have the right to refuse service to Melania on First Amendment grounds, simply because she does not want to have her artistic voice associated with the Trumps.

Fashion, Music, Wedding and Event Planning (Cake Decorating falls under this category), Journalism, Fiction writing, etc. These are artistic pursuits.

No artist should be forced to lend his artistic voice to a cause he does not believe in.

That is fine.

However, retail, food outlets, and other general public businesses can not be so choosy.

AND IT MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR BUSINESS, SHOES.COM

Shoes.com Bans Ivanka Trump Products Because of Politics – THEN BRAGS ABOUT IT ONLINE


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Doesn’t Sound Like A Racist: Jeff Sessions Desegregated Schools, Got Death Penalty For KKK Head


From the Weekly Standard:
Now that Jeff Sessions is Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, you’re going to hear a lot of people dig up old accusations that Sessions is a racist. In fact, CNN did so last night. However, between the nature of the accusations and Sessions’s actual record of desegregating schools and taking on the Klan in Alabama, it strains credulity to believe that he is a racist. 
These accusations all center around the bruising judicial nomination process Sessions went through in 1986. Ronald Reagan had tapped Sessions to serve on the federal bench and the Senate judiciary committee ultimately rejected him after they heard testimony that he had supposedly called the ACLU and NAACP “un-American” and “communist-inspired,” as well as made racist remarks. 
The accusations came from Thomas Figures, a black assistant U.S. attorney who worked for Sessions who said Sessions called him “boy” and had made a joke about how he thought the KKK was “O.K. until [he] found out they smoked pot.” Another prosecutor, J. Gerald Hebert, said Sessions had called a white lawyer “a disgrace to his race” for representing black clients.
AND THEN THERE'S THIS:

ARLEN SPECTER SAYS, HIS VOTE AGAINST SESSIONS "REMAINS ONE OF MY BIGGEST REGRETS"
The left is going to make attacking Jeff Sessions the cornerstone of its early resistance to Donald Trump. Elizabeth Warren, a possible presidential contender in 2020, sounded the call almost immediately, asserting a moral imperative to block Sessions’ confirmation. 
The alleged moral imperative is based on stale and, in some cases, disputed claims of mildly racist comments that were alleged 30 years ago when Sessions was denied confirmation for a federal judgeship. Warren stated: 
Thirty years ago, a different Republican Senate rejected Senator Sessions’ nomination to a federal judgeship. In doing so, that Senate affirmed that there can be no compromise with racism; no negotiation with hate. Today, a new Republican Senate must decide whether self-interest and political cowardice will prevent them from once again doing what is right. 
But did the Senate get it right 30 years ago? Arlen Specter, who cast the deciding vote against Sessions, later concluded it did not. Specter, who has never big on confessing error, called his vote a “mistake” that “remains one of my biggest regrets.”
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Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat


From Forbes:
Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. 
The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede. 
The timing of the 1979 NASA satellite instrument launch could not have been better for global warming alarmists. The late 1970s marked the end of a 30-year cooling trend. As a result, the polar ice caps were quite likely more extensive than they had been since at least the 1920s. 
Nevertheless, this abnormally extensive 1979 polar ice extent would appear to be the “normal” baseline when comparing post-1979 polar ice extent. 
Updated NASA satellite data show the polar ice caps remained at approximately their 1979 extent until the middle of the last decade. Beginning in 2005, however, polar ice modestly receded for several years. 
By 2012, polar sea ice had receded by approximately 10 percent from 1979 measurements. (Total polar ice area – factoring in both sea and land ice – had receded by much less than 10 percent, but alarmists focused on the sea ice loss as “proof” of a global warming crisis.) 
A 10-percent decline in polar sea ice is not very remarkable, especially considering the 1979 baseline was abnormally high anyway. Regardless, global warming activists and a compliant news media frequently and vociferously claimed the modest polar ice cap retreat was a sign of impending catastrophe. A 
l Gore even predicted the Arctic ice cap could completely disappear by 2014. In late 2012, however, polar ice dramatically rebounded and quickly surpassed the post-1979 average. Ever since, the polar ice caps have been at a greater average extent than the post-1979 mean. 
Now, in May 2015, the updated NASA data show polar sea ice is approximately 5 percent above the post-1979 average.
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Muslim Daily Beast, CNN Contributor Tweets: “We will be rioting soon – try to stop us!”

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WSJ to Trump: Do the prudent thing and liquidate your business holdings

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#PIZZAGATE: "IT'S GOING TO GET UGLY" - BILL CLINTON AND HIS PAL JEFFREY EPSTEIN, PEDOPHILIA?

Is this the reason the Elites have suddenly been so worried about "Fake News"?
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Friday, November 18, 2016

MERKEL WITH OBAMA: INTERNET ‘DISRUPTIVE’ FORCE THAT HAS TO BE ‘CONTAINED, MANAGED, AND STEERED’ BY GOVERNMENT

"I Must Import Millions of Young Muslim Men, 
Or  I Won't Be Able 
To Find Anyone To Fuck Me Anymore"

From Breitbart:
Speaking at a joint press conference with outgoing American President Barack Obama on his farewell tour, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made chilling remarks about her views on the need for government to control the internet and slammed anti-Islamisation protesters who she accused of hijacking the German spirit for liberty. 
German Chancellor Merkel, who is presently deciding whether to run for a historic fourth term on the strength of her pro-migrant policies which have seen her lauded with praise by President Obama, moved to address populism in her joint address. 
Calling the surge of interest in right-wing politics a “wave” that “engulfs us,” Ms. Merkel noted the sentiment “seems to come from the United States,” but in an oblique reference to President-Elect Donald Trump said it was an issue she was dealing with in Europe, too. 
She said: “Look at the European parliament. There are a lot of people who are looking for simplistic solutions and are preaching simplistic solutions which are very unfriendly policies. We have them here in Europe, too, we have them in Germany too.” 
Apparently blaming this rising populism — politics that are popular with voters — on the internet, the German chancellor implied the internet would have to be subject to restrictive censorship laws as were enacted by many European nations to stem the disruptive effect of the printing press. 
She said: “Digitisation is a disruptive technological force that brings about deep-seated change and transformation in society. Look at the history of the printing press, when this was invented what kind of consequences it had. Or industrialisation, what consequences that had. 
“Very often, it led to enormous transformational processes within individual societies and it took a while until societies learned to find the right kinds of policies to contain this, to manage and steer this. We live in a period of profound transformation.”
Yes, Angela, the nation who figured it out was the United States. The United States was the first nation to codify an absolute God-given right to Free Speech in it's Constitution.

In other words, the United States did not "contain, manage, and steer" Free Speech. In the United States Free Speech thrives no matter what your friend Mr. Obama might think about it.

Fuck you, Angela Merkel.
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Austria: 40% Of Islamic Radicals Recently Arrived As “Refugees”


From the AP:
Austria’s interior ministry says that of the 287 Islamic radicals identified in the country in the past few years, 40 percent arrived as migrants lookng for asylum. 
The ministry says its data covers a period from early 2011 and ending July 1 of this year. It released the data Monday in answer to a parliamentary query from the right-wing and anti-migrant Freedom Party. 
The ministry says that of the identified radicals, 44 are believed to have been killed in Syria, 87 have returned from fighting in Syria or Iraq and 50 were prevented from joining radical fighters in those two countries. The rest are still believed to be in the region. 
Ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck says most apparently became radicalized after arriving in Austria. He says the largest group is Chechens.
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Galactic feat. Maggie Koerner
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014


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British woman 'gang raped' in Dubai says "I'm petrified out here alone" after she's arrested for extra-marital sex


From The Mirror:
A British woman facing jail for extra-marital sex after reporting an alleged gang rape on holiday in Dubai has told of her "nightmare" and said she's "petrified". 
Zara-Jayne Moisey, 25, told police in the United Arab Emirates she was violently raped by two British men in the city last month. 
But instead of being treated as a victim, Zara, from Widnes, who is single after splitting from her husband, was reportedly locked up on suspicion of extra-marital sex and later charged with the offence. 
Her passport has been confiscated and she now faces a trial, claim her family and friends. 
Her desperate family have now launched an online appeal to raise £25,000 for the legal fees needed to pay for her defence. So far nearly £15,000 has been raised.
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New National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn: "Fear of Muslims Is Rational"

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Trump's New National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn, and New CIA Director, Mike Pompeo


From Hot Air:
A good deal of Trump’s support in the primaries and general election came from people frustrated with Barack Obama’s slow response to ISIS, but also to the broadly interventionist policies of the US over the last generation or more. These appointments suggest a change more in priorities than in broad strategies. 
The conclusion of Flynn’s book (written with my friend Michael Ledeen) The Field of Fight should be required reading for analysts looking to see how the Trump administration will handle terror-related security issues. 
“We have to stop half-assed participation,” Flynn argues, and calibrate both our force levels and our rules of engagement for overwhelming victory. Flynn agrees with Trump that the invasion of Iraq was a mistake, but not fighting it through to total victory was the bigger mistake — one that Flynn now says has to be reversed. 
That’s not a non-interventionist position, needless to say. 
And when it comes to striking at the head of terror, Flynn minces no words either. 
“The two most active and powerful members of the enemy alliance are Russia and Iran,” Flynn wrote. 
In an earlier passage, Flynn alleged that “we are facing an alliance between Radical Islamists and regimes in Havana, Pyongyang, Moscow, and Beijing.” 
Flynn’s appointment might be an indication that Trump’s approach to Putin might be a lot tougher than his words have indicated — and than the press has assumed. 
The New York Times and other outlets have reported that Flynn’s urging Trump to work with Putin to defeat radical Islam, but his book — published this summer — says something much different. 
“They are certainly not ‘fighting terrorists’ in the Middle East,” Flynn declared about the Russians in The Field of Fight — “theirs is a battle to rescue an embattled ally in Damascus … [T]here is no reason to believe Putin would welcome cooperation with us; quite the contrary, in fact.” 
Flynn notes that Putin is tilting his military efforts against the West, not ISIS and al-Qaeda, and maintains a strategic relationship with Iran for the same purpose. 
Pompeo certainly has focused on Iran as well. He and Tom Cotton accused the Obama administration of signing secret side agreements to the Iran deal, allegations which the White House denied but were later shown to be true. 
Pompeo has served for some time on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and on the subcommittees overseeing both NSA and the CIA, so he’s familiar with its operations and its fit within the overall intelligence community. Pompeo is also a member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, so he understands the lessons of the Libya debacle all too well. 
At least thus far, this is a nat-sec team built for forward action and full-out fighting, especially against terrorism but also against its state sponsors. It’s certainly not built for accommodation with Iran, and not with Russia either.
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TRUMP EFFECT

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England: Sharia Police Insult and Harrass Gay Men and Women in Short Skirts

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Maybe I Should Invite Kanye To Write Here At Infidel Blogger's Alliance

Kanye West: I would have voted for Donald Trump, if I had voted 
Chaos and projectile shoes at concert as rapper goes on hour-long pro-Trump rant
Kanye West has always been something of a provocateur and a nihilist and is staunchly anti-political correctness. 
Last night he stirred a maybe unprecedented level of controversy, however, declaring at a Saint Pablo Tour show in San Jose: "I would have voted on Trump". 
"This is my platform and I'm going to talk about the paradigm shift that's happening right now," he said at the top of a 40-minute political speech that came at the cost of several songs. 
It's hard to ascertain exactly the point he was trying to make as we only have tweets from attendees, not a transcript, to go off, but it sounds as though he was mostly praising the disruptive nature of Trump's campaign ...
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Trump offers Jeff Sessions attorney general post


Trump offers Jeff Sessions attorney general post
President-elect Trump has offered Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions the post of attorney general, sources directly involved in the selection process tell CBS News. The choice of Sessions to be the nation’s top prosecutor is sure to be controversial. Sessions has been one of Mr. Trump’s closest and most consistent allies. 
But when Sessions faced Senate confirmation for a job 30 years ago, it didn’t go well. 
Nominated for a federal judgeship in 1986, Sessions, R-Ala., was dogged by racist comments he was accused of making while serving as U.S. attorney in Alabama. He was said to have called a black assistant U.S. attorney “boy” and the NAACP “un-American” and “communist-inspired.” 
Sessions was the first senator to back Mr. Trump during the campaign and is an architect of Mr. Trump’s immigration, counterterrorism and trade policies. 
His name has been floated for attorney general and secretary of defense. The Trump transition team released a statement Thursday saying the president-elect is “unbelievably impressed” with Sessions, citing his work as a U.S. attorney and state attorney general in Alabama. 
But confirmation for the four-term lawmaker, even in a Republican-controlled chamber, is not guaranteed.
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Why Obama ***SHOULD*** pre-emptively pardon Hillary Clinton, and ONLY Hillary Clinton

(for any crime committed over her emails, including perjuries, not anything regarding the Clinton Foundation)
  • I do NOT want to see Congress tied up in ANYTHING else but implementing the changes which are compulsory
  • I do NOT want to see partisan divisions in Congress ENHANCED, and they will be so that Democrats in Congress and the Senate oppose EVERYTHING
  • I do not want to see the divisions in the nation driven to such a degree that any case can ever be made that a political vendetta has now become a PRECEDENT, this is not ROME 90 BC
  • I want another FBI director to conduct the investigation into this AND the Clinton Foundation in SILENCE
  • I want to see if any other crime has been committed by underlings acting at her direction or with her tacit approval (‘will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?’)
This is all best achieved without the over arching and mesmerizing idea of HRC in jail.
Obama will do the nation a favor by taking this heat, and it will be hot.
Besides, in doing so, it is a tacit admission that HE recognizes wrongdoing, and that we all should.
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The Bannon Gambit, Projection and the American Dream


One thing many of the left lobe of the political class has done is now objectively evident. They accuse others of the biases, bigotry and prejudices they themselves fear is present their hearts. But their bigotry is towards those who do not or, worst of all, cannot by conscience hew the line of the progressive ‘good for the many’.
Here we have Steve Bannon, a VERY ROUGH proponent of the idea that the left and it’s nannying (and now scolding) disdainful, and condescending mind thinks IT should think for the rest of us because, darn it, they’ve studied and studied, and look, THEY THINK, and so they must know best.
And now this hate filled demagogue, fear mongering, racist, homophobic, misogynist, islamophobe of a president (it must be so, because so many of the fellow travelers who have studied so long and so hard SAY SO) has appointed a less reserved kindred soul as an adviser.
The proofs?
His ex wife, in a fun filled divorce, said Bannon said he didn’t want his little girls going to school with so many whiny jews (you know, the ones who will soon need to get their noses fixed and complain about not getting a breast enhancement for their 16th, I mean that MUST be what such a man as Bannon thinks like, right?), and a Breibart Headline  calling Bill Kristol a renegade Jew. Oh, and worst of all, KKK/Aryan Nation types (all, what 3000 of them?) having nothing better to do in their dirty wife beaters stained with last week’s Bud Light and Domino’s (sorry guys) IMAGINE that Trump is ‘dog whistling’ them the secret code of Nathan Bedford Forrest PROVING that this means Bannon and Trump are racists.
No need to look for real evidence.
Of course no less than Alan Dershowitz, and others have debunked this entire line of thought
and HERE
And BTW, he SENT his girls to the school in question.
No matter, this must be true because it has been repeated over and over, right?
What matters is not that this is true or not, it is the PURPOSEFUL self hype to hysterical response that R’s or Trump voters are inherently more dangerous than foreign enemies who actually meant to harm the people which is dangerous.
Here is an example from real life … a tenured political science professor whom I respect and is truly a nice lady, recently shared the response of one of the OFFICIAL hyped Jewish action groups to Bannon/Hitler/Duke/Stalin. This was done as a member of our temple board (I share this responsibility). I responded.
BOOM
I received emails congratulating me for the response, but each and every one was to ME, and not REPLY ALL.
No one wants to ADMIT they support ideas counter to the prevailing progressive hype because in it’s excess all who do so must defend themselves from the charge of EVIL inherent in the defense. Instead the resistance to these ideas becomes invisible, progressives never hear of it, and are then shocked beyond belief to find they do not find dull agreement to the accusations, or even that FACTS PLACED IN EVIDENCE matter. After all, these are good people making these accusations (and they are)
But it is all projection. While they are actually ENGAGING in censorship by the nature of the accusations and the effort required to engage/disprove they see in their accusations the actions the other side will take which will by some extra legal action mimic what they are actually doing.
Both sides engage in this.
We cannot see the other side as representing the forces of evil.
Worry about a career, job, and OBSERVING the facts of the economy becoming the priority in casting a vote is NOT anything-ist.
Worry that a woman will be forced to bear a child, or that gay people are deprived of the right to a partner LEGALLY is not murder or opposition to God.
The difference today is that the former is attacked every single day, by hyperbolic reports of opinion as if they are real facts, in the mass of the media, and by means which engender growing anger.
Thus a democratic party which is increasingly one of elite, upper middle income or rich, economically secure, academic, professionals and large businesses worried about the loss of the low labor cost profit margins, combine with minorities of the lowest income levels who think they depend on the former classes for their lives to go on without being trampled by the racists, demagogues, and Brownshirts who are not in these groupings.
Now, look at that list and tell me WHO IS NOT IN THAT GROUPING?
That’s your America right now.
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Legal art forms


From Tammy Swofford at The Daily Times:
From the days of the Boston Tea Party to what is observed on our streets today, anchorage for the American experience is found in one document — The Bill of Rights. It was penned by men who deployed a collective intellect and temperament to craft a deceptively simple appearing work which gave a prescient nod to human complexity. 
The Bill of Rights is a strophe (from Greek: “turn, bend, twist”) which caused a chorus of voices inside The Assembly Room of the Pennsylvania State House to provide the antistrophe in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. 
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union...” 
The epode seen within our streets in a post-election environment will not be the completion of the movement. This movement toward freedom will continue. The Bill of Rights was written to meet the needs of each generation. Each generation has taken the gifts bestowed to add their own brick to the conceptual arches. Within the generations are both failures and triumph. 
But lucky for us, our good sense has prevailed. My generation engaged in protest. I loaded onto the bus and took my sign to the state capitol. I marched and shouted until my uvula wiggled. I did not vandalise property, nor berated my fellow Americans. My protest was against policy, not people. 
But on the way back to Dallas, I did engage in chorus with my fellow Americans with a sense of great happiness. My voice had been heard — even if only by the birds in the nearby trees. 
That was a long time ago. But today? Today I will bake brownies and read a book. Healthy governance provides an outlet for the legal art forms which are noted within the Bill of Rights. 
In the truest sense, the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are like old-fashioned chastity belts. “We the People” make it a bit more difficult for political copulation to overwhelm the system. 
Let me provide a bit of commentary regarding our current protests. 
Journalism is about a mingling of facts with a sprinkling of perspective. Facts, not narrative should dominate. Regarding facts, let’s just put the skunk on the table. There is linkage blindness regarding what is occurring on our streets today. Mainstream media has become less adept (perhaps intentionally so) at connecting the dots. 
The cities experiencing relentless protests are designated sanctuary cities. Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Houston, and the list go on. 
The cities who stand to lose federal monies due to non-compliance with the policy will be the first to feel the economic brunt of a Trump presidency. Hence, the bus queues are loading up with their cargo, the protesters are at times handed a pre-made sign, and a bark goes out. Woof! 
But how big of a shout is being heard? Not much of a shout really; except that media platforms provide needed magnification. Take a look at the population clock provided by the US Census Bureau. We stand at almost 325 million strong with our clock loping along at lazy pace. Do the math. A few thousand protests. The rest of us go to work and pay our taxes. 
Speaking of paying taxes, take a look at the demographic of the protesters. There are a lot of fresh young faces. Headlines blaze along: “Another day of student election protests planned”, “Students Protest Trump in Downtown Seattle”, “Los Angeles Students Stage Walkout...” 
My sons have received instruction. “You get an opinion when you pay your own bills and submit to federal taxes. In the home, we will consider your concerns and help you sift immature thought. But an opinion expressed on the street is an earned right. Have sweat on your brow and then take your little march.” 
This is not to say that only those who are gainfully employed may vote. It is merely a posture which understands that those who work and others who have suffered the loss of employment understand economy on a micro level. They understand hardship and how to effectively struggle better than those who have suffered no real difficulties. 
So, there is linkage blindness concerning organisation and agitation propaganda, and careful analyses of the bleating sheep. If an individual is paid, coerced, or manipulated to hit the streets, there is the possibility of control by a political puppetmaster. 
Regarding current protests, there is another aspect to consider. Protests are meant to be like soap bubbles. They blow through the wind of public opinion and then they disappear. Fast in and fast out. This was the intent of our forefathers. Protests are not meant to be occupation movements. And when they morph into such an animal the creature always devolves to a point where law and order can be restored. 
Occupation Wall Street did not fizzle out because of lack of passion. It did because a homicide, a few rapes, and criminality entered the camps. This allowed the police to enter, return order, and ultimately restore the public sidewalks and spaces to the ownership of all of us. 
There is a sense of abject shock, of course, for Hillary Clinton loyalists. Shock, that a solitary man railed against a powerfully entrenched political machine and he actually won. Shock, that an election was not stolen but rightfully earned. Shock, that a pendulum which has swung too far left may seek adjustment by swinging too far right. 
This too is part of the American experience — an attempt to keep the political pendulum balanced. We are a vast and diverse community of people. From the Rust Belt to the wheat fields of Montana, from the fishing ports to the cattle ranges of Texas, from east coast edge cities to rural towns, we are the American people. 
Our Bill of Rights is not a piece of doodle art. It is a legal art form which allows for multiple streams of expression within a mighty river containing our ancestry and their voices which call out to us. Be free! Be free!
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Rock n' Roll Hoochie Koo

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Keith Jarrett, Miles Davis
1971 The Berlin Concert


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Thursday, November 17, 2016

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Thoughts On A Trump Presidency as a Sociological Phenomenon/Cultural Phenomenon


I'm beginning to see something coming together on a sociological and cultural level that I had not anticipated.

This article
The political and business elite coming and going from Trump Tower Political and business elite as well as several family members have been spotted walking in and out of Trump Tower since the election and are believed to have met with Donald Trump's transition team. 
Yesterday, there was controversy about the traffic problems in New York City resulting from the impending Trump Presidency.

It had not occurred to me that a celebrity president is a whole different phenomenon than a regular President; different even from a beloved President such as Barack  Obama. The media created Obama, made him into a Celebrity as the result of his Presidency. As much a celebrity as he is, he was still merely a politician, albeit a relatively handsome and young one.

Trump is a Celebrity on his own, and has been so for decades. Donald Trump's celebrity arose out of his personalty. He became a celebrity despite being a businessman. He is not a performer of any kind. He is not an Actor. He is not a musician. He is a man whose force of personality made him a celebrity, despite the fact that there is nothing particularly celebrity-like about the position he occupies in society.

Trumps's business life is one thing. Those American citizens who know Trump as a celebrity know almost nothing about Trump the businessman. This video, from 2005, of Donald Trump's Congressional testimony on the subject of the renovation of the United Nations building, sheds a little light on the real businessman behind the Trump persona. He is serious and focused. No tangents. No goofing around.



Trump as a public figure is altogether different. He is a combination of the Kardasians, mixed with Daddy Warbucks, mixed with P.T. Barnum, and you could maybe even add in a little Al Capone, from the movie, the Untouchables.

That this is Donald Trump's public persona is the result of force of his personality. It is not the result of the fact that he builds buildings. Many people have built buildings. Many developers have envisioned changing the skyline. Donal Trump is one among many, in that respect.

But his personality has also changed the skyline of America.

And it is the momentum of his celebrity which will bring an unique force to the Donald Trump Presidency, as a Sociological and Cultural phenomenon.

As the result of Trump's Presidency, I believe we will witness some profound changes in the way Americans perceive some very central sociological institutions. And our perceptions of these institutions will change the way we view ourselves as individuals, and as Americans. Trump's Presidency will ultimately change the way we view America, and the way America is perceived in the world.

Right off the bat, Trump will change the way we view business, and the role of the businessman in our great nation. Americans will begin to understand what makes Trump tick. His visions, his impact on society, his impact on the lives of individuals as they have forged careers in his organization, and earned the money to raise families; all because of Trump and his vision, and how that vision has allowed others to attain their visions of an ideal life.

Sure the media will attempt to tear down Trump, and his vision, and American Free Market Capitalism. But this will be the first time in American history when all eyes will be focused on an American businessman. We will learn several things;

1) businessmen are just people

2) successful businessmen, like other people, have ideas - the difference being that they put those ideas into effect, and change the world

3) other people piggy-back on the ideas of entrepreneurial businessmen to make their hopes and dreams come true.

Trump's very being will also bring about a re-assertion of manliness in American culture. There is nothing effeminate about Trump. He is who he is, and he will be who he will be. He does not apologize. He does not nurture. He does not coddle. He dreams, and he goes out into the world and makes those dreams come true. He is a man of action. Action counts. Results count. Excuses are for losers. Put up or shut up. When you put up, and fail, use the shut up time to learn, and plan a new course of action. And then get to work. This is how men work.

When is the last time America was led by a man like this? A man with such force of personality? Teddy Roosevelt? Maybe. But Teddy Roosevelt, beloved as he is, did not have momentum of celebrity behind him, the power of mass communications, and the knowledge of how to use it, the way Trump does.

Manliness is ascendent.

Family will also ascend. Trump's family occupies a central place in his personal and professional life. Trump's transition team is largely made up of family, both male and female. Americans will get to watch a family led by a strong patriarch who does not limit authority to males, but whose own masculine strength speaks for itself. Americans will get to watch a family who does everything together, like some sort of Type A Ozzie and Harriet.

And WOMEN will be emphasized, not only for their traditional roles as wives and mothers, but also for what they bring to the working world. Trump's women have it all and do it all. And, as is true for the men, there are no excuses allowed.

What an example this will be to our nation.

After the past few years of grievance and safe spaces, riots and the relentless woe-is-me wars of "racism", Donald Trump, and his family, will lead through action.

It will be interesting to watch.

We may find that passive/aggressive Americans have been rendered too sniveling and weak from years of feeding at the tits of the media, on a diet of resentment and racial fear-mongering. America may not have what it takes to look at a winner, and make the choices he asks them to make.

America may rebel. America may go into Civil War mode. America may self-destruct.

At this point, honestly, it looks as if that is what America will do.

But the election of Donald Trump, the sheer fact of Donald Trump, is evidence that the spirit of American creativity and triumph is still alive within us.
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This Week On The Gathering Storm: Pastorius!

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

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Why Jewish Progressives are Embarrassing Themselves


From Breath of the Beast:
I was going to let this go because, at this point, I have had it up to here (insert hand gesture way above my head) with the "jewish reactions" to the President-Electhood of Mr Trump. If I feel that way I can only imagine how my christian and other friends must be feeling by now. But today one of my beloved but hopelessly liberal relatives sent me yet another of the hysterical articles by a progressive Jewish "journalist" andI could not help but rise to the bait.
GO READ THE WHOLE THING. 
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Two Muslim Headscarf Incidents


One, fake. The other, true:

FAKE: Muslim woman claims Trump supporters pulled off her hijab, later admits she made up the story.
TRUE: Muslim girl takes headscarf off in shopping mall, other Muslims beat her up, send her to hospital.

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Humpday Blues

Gunsmoke Blues
Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton,
Big Joe Turner, George "Harmonica" Smith



from the video description:

During a production hiatus of the popular TV Show "Gunsmoke", the film crew decided to take off and film a barnstorming blues revue making it’s way across the country and they ended up in Eugene, OR with cameras rolling to film Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner and George "Harmonica" Smith as they performed in a music hall. Date: October 20, 1971.

Setlist:
1. Big Mama Thornton - Early One Morning
2. Big Mama Thornton - Ball And Chain
3. George "Harmonica" Smith - Juke
4. George "Harmonica" Smith - Leaving Chicago
5. Big Joe Turner - Hide And Seek
6. Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle And Roll
7. Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
8. Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call
9. Muddy Waters - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
10. Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working
11. Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, George "Harmonica" Smith - So Long

12. Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
13. Big Mama Thornton - Rock Me Baby
14. Muddy Waters - She's Nineteen Years Old
15. Muddy Waters - Walking Thru The Park

Muddy Waters Band:
Muddy Waters: guitar, vocals
George "Harmonica" Smith: Harmonica
"Pinetop" Perkins: Piano
Sammy Lawhorn: guitar
Pee Wee Madison: guitar
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones: bass
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith: drums

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Podestas, Pizza and Pedos

This shit is so far out there, it's hard to believe it could be true.

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Wait! Why The Fuck Is He Using His RIGHT HAND? He Must Be a Bad Muslim

Really. You gotta see this to believe it.

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German authorities raid huge number of Islamic centers and groups



For the second time in as many weeks, German authorities raid huge number of Islamic centers and groups.
A series of raids across Germany has resulted in many arrests, and even a ban of a major Muslim group called "The True Religion" (sic) which is best known for handing out copies of Islam's manifesto, the Koran. 
Thomas de Maizière, the German interior minister who announced the ban, explains that the group recruited something like 140 jihadis under the "cover of promoting Islam." 
This is claimed to be the biggest crack down of an Islamic group since the turn of the century.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Donald Trump, Playboy Interview, 1990


From Playboy:
... here we are at the start of a new decade. How do you respond when people call you ostentatious, ego-ridden and a greedy symbol of the Eighties?
Rich men are less likely to like me, but the working man likes me because he knows I worked hard and didn’t inherit what I’ve built. Hey, I made it myself; I have a right to do what I want with it.
With so much poverty on the city streets, isn’t it embarrassing for you to flaunt your wealth?
There has always been a display of wealth and always will be, until the depression comes, which it always does. And let me tell you, a display is a good thing. It shows people that you can be successful. It can show you a way of life. Dynasty did it on TV. It’s very important that people aspire to be successful. The only way you can do it is if you look at somebody who is.
And for you, sitting snugly inside the one hundred and eighteen rooms of your Palm Beach mansion– People understand that the house in Florida is business. I use it very seldom. I could be happy living in a studio apartment.
Oh, come on.
I mean it; the houses, the planes and the boat are just investments. I paid twenty-nine million dollars for the Khashoggi yacht; two years later, I’ll be selling it for more than one hundred million dollars and getting a bigger one.
Why in the world do you need a bigger yacht?
I don’t. But the Khashoggi boat is worth more only if I sell it. This new one will–believe it or not–be even more spectacular and bring tremendous acclaim to Trump properties in Atlantic City.
What is it that attracts you to all this glitz?
I have glitzy casinos because people expect it; I’m not going to build the lobby of the IBM office building in Trump Castle. Glitz works in Atlantic City, and yet the Plaza Hotel has been brought back to its original elegance of 1907. So I don’t use glitz in all cases. And in my residential buildings, I sometimes use flash, which is a level below glitz.
Then what does all this–the yacht, the bronze tower, the casinos–really mean to you?
Props for the show.
And what is the show?
The show is “Trump” and it is sold-out performances everywhere. I’ve had fun doing it and will continue to have fun, and I think most people enjoy it.
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What satisfaction, exactly, do you get out of doing a deal?
I love the creative process. I do what I do out of pure enjoyment. Hopefully, nobody does it better. There’s a beauty to making a great deal. It’s my canvas. And I like painting it.
I like the challenge and tell the story of the coal miner’s son. The coal miner gets black-lung disease, his son gets it, then his son . If I had been the son of a coal miner, I would have left the damn mines. But most people don’t have the imagination–or whatever–to leave their mine. They don’t have “it.”
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You obviously have a lot of self-confidence. How do you use that in a business deal?
I believe in positive thinking, but I also believe in the power of negative thinking. You should prepare for the worst. If I’m doing a deal, I want to know how bad it’s going to be if everything doesn’t work rather than how good it’s going to be. I have a positive outlook, but I’m unfortunately also quite cynical. So if all the negatives happened, what would my strategy be? Would I want to be in that position? If I don’t, I don’t do the deal. My attitude is to focus on the down side because the up side will always take care of itself. If a deal is going to be great, it’s just a question of, How much am I going to make?
How far are you willing to push adversaries? I will demand anything I can get. When you’re doing business, you take people to the brink of breaking them without having them break, to the maximum point their heads can handle–without breaking them. That’s the sign of a good businessman: Somebody else would take them fifteen steps beyond their breaking point.
What if your pushing results in losing the deal?
Then I pushed him too far. I would have made a mistake. But I don’t. I push to the maximum of what he can stand and I get a better deal than he gets.
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Another aspect of your deal making is how you handle the media. You managed to suppress an unflattering TV documentary about you funded by your archnemesis, [New York businessman and publisher] Leonard Stern. Do you also claim victory over him?
Total victory, yes. But I don’t want to dwell on triumph or defeat.
That may sound magnanimous, but, in fact, you’re known to exact revenge on people you think have tried to pull something on you.
I think I’m fair, not tough, in business. But if somebody is trying to do an injustice to me, I fight back harder than anybody I know. When somebody tries to harm you or your family, you have an absolute right to fight back.
...
You often say that the key to your success is being a good deal maker and a good manager. Why?
I’ve seen great deal makers go down the tubes because they haven’t known how to manage what they’ve had. Take [Saudi financier indicted for a felony] Adnan Khashoggi: He was a great deal maker but a bad businessman. Time will tell if Merv is a good manager. He is going to have to be.
When you were growing up in Queens, your father was supposedly a harsh taskmaster. It has been theorized that your father instilled in you a great sense of inadequacy. True?
That’s one hundred percent wrong. I was always very much accepted by my father. He adored Donald Trump and I’ve always known that. But I did want to prove to my father and other people that I had the ability to be successful on my own.
You’ve often said that your father made you work as a teenager and taught you the value of the buck.
My father never made me work. I liked to work during summers. I don’t understand these teenagers who sit home watching television all day. Where’s their appetite for competition? Working was in my genes.
Still, your father was one tough son of a bitch, wasn’t he?
He was a strong, strict father, a no-nonsense kind of guy, but he didn’t hit me. It wasn’t what he’d ever say to us, either. He ruled by demeanor, not the sword. And he never scared or intimidated me.
Your older brother, Fred, who died from heart failure brought on by acute alcoholism, had a more difficult time with him, didn’t he?
Take one environment and it will work completely differently on different children. Our family environment, the competitiveness, was a negative for Fred. It wasn’t easy for him being cast in a very tough environment, and I think it played havoc on him.
I was very close to him and it was very sad when he died … toughest situation I’ve had….
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What did you learn from his experience?
[Pauses] Nobody has ever asked me that. But his death affected everything that has come after it…. I think constantly that I never really gave him thanks for it. He was the first Trump boy out there, and I subconsciously watched his moves.
And the lesson?
I saw people really taking advantage of Fred and the lesson I learned was always to keep up my guard one hundred percent, whereas he didn’t. He didn’t feel that there was really reason for that, which is a fatal mistake in life. People are too trusting. I’m a veryuntrusting guy. I study people all the time, automatically; it’s my way of life, for better or worse.
Why?
I am very skeptical about people; that’s self-preservation at work. I believe that, unfortunately, people are out for themselves. At this point, it’s to many people’s advantage to like me. Would the phone stop ringing, would these people kissing ass disappear if things were not going well?
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Trump: Nothing wrong with ego. People need ego, whole nations need ego. I think our country needs more ego, because it is being ripped off so badly by our so-called allies; i.e., Japan, West Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, etc. They have literally outegotized this country, because they rule the greatest money machine ever assembled and it’s sitting on our backs. Their products are better because they have so much subsidy.
We Americans are laughed at around the world for losing a hundred and fifty billion dollars year after year, for defending wealthy nations for nothing, nations that would be wiped off the face of the earth in about fifteen minutes if it weren’t for us. Our “allies” are making billions screwing us.
How do you feel about Japan’s economic pre-eminence?
Japan gets almost seventy percent of its oil from the Persian Gulf, relies on ships led back home by our destroyers, battleships, helicopters, frog men. Then the Japanese sail home, where they give the oil to fuel their factories so that they can knock the hell out of General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. Their openly screwing us is a disgrace. Why aren’t theypaying us? The Japanese cajole us, they bow to us, they tell us how great we are and then they pick our pockets. We’re losing hundreds of billions of dollars a year while they laugh at our stupidity.
The Japanese have their great scientists making cars and VCRs and we have our great scientists making missiles so we can defend Japan. Why aren’t we being reimbursed for our costs? The Japanese double-screw the U.S., a real trick: First they take all our money with their consumer goods, then they put it back in buying all of Manhattan. So either way, we lose.
You’re opposed to Japanese buying real estate in the U.S.?
I have great respect for the Japanese people and list many of them as great friends. But, hey, if you want to open up a business in Japan, good luck. It’s virtually impossible. But the Japanese can buy our buildings, our Wall Street firms, and there’s virtually nothing to stop them. In fact, bidding on a building in New York is an act of futility, because the Japanese will pay more than it’s worth just to screw us. They want to own Manhattan.
Of course, I shouldn’t even be complaining about it, because I’m one of the big beneficiaries of it. If I ever wanted to sell any of my properties, I’d have a field day. But it’s an embarrassment, I give great credit to the Japanese and their leaders, because they have made our leaders look totally second rate.
...

You believe in an eye for an eye?
When a man or woman cold-bloodedly murders, he or she should pay. It sets an example. Nobody can make the argument that the death penalty isn’t a deterrent. Either it will be brought back swiftly or our society will rot away. It is rotting away.
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you were invited to consider building a luxury hotel in Moscow a few years ago. What was your trip to Moscow like?
It was not long after the Korean plane was shot down over Russia. There I am up in my plane when my pilot announces, “We are now flying over the Soviet Union,” and I’m thinking to myself, What the hell am I doing here?
Then I look out the window and see two Russian fighter planes … I later found out, guiding us in. I had insisted on having two Russian colonels flying with me–I felt safer, and my pilot doesn’t speak great Russian, which is putting it mildly, and I didn’t want problems in radio communications.
Once you got to Moscow, how did the negotiations go?
I told them, “Guys, you have a basic problem. Far as real estate is concerned, it’s impossible to get title to Russian land, since the government owns it all. What kind of financing are you gonna get on a building where the land is owned by the goddamned motherland?”
They said, “No problem, Mr. Trump. We will work out lease arrangements.”
I said, “I want ownership, not leases.”
They came up with a solution: “Mr. Trump, we form a committee with ten people, of which seven are Russian and three are your representatives, and all disputes will be resolved in this manner.”
I thought to myself, Shit, seven to three–are we dealing in the world of the make-believe here or what?
...
What were your other impressions of the Soviet Union?
I was very unimpressed. Their system is a disaster. What you will see there soon is a revolution; the signs are all there with the demonstrations and picketing. Russia is out of control and the leadership knows it. That’s my problem with Gorbachev. Not a firm enough hand.
You mean firm hand as in China?
When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak … as being spit on by the rest of the world—
Why is Gorbachev not firm enough?
I predict he will be overthrown, because he has shown extraordinary weakness. Suddenly, for the first time ever, there are coal-miner strikes and brush fires everywhere–which will all ultimately lead to a violent revolution. Yet Gorbachev is getting credit for being a wonderful leader–and we should continue giving him credit, because he’s destroying the Soviet Union. But his giving an inch is going to end up costing him and all his friends what they most cherish–their jobs.
Besides the real-estate deal, you’ve met with top-level Soviet officials to negotiate potential business deals with them; how did they strike you?
Generally, these guys are much tougher and smarter than our representatives. We have people in this country just as smart, but unfortunately, they’re not elected officials. We’re still suffering from a loss of respect that goes back to the Carter Administration, when helicopters were crashing into one another in Iran.
That was Carter’s emblem. There he was, being carried off from a race, needing oxygen. I don’t want my President to be carried off a race course. I don’t want my President landing on Austrian soil and falling down the stairs of his airplane. Some of our Presidents have been incredible jerk-offs. We need to be tough.
A favorite word of yours, tough. How do you define it?
Tough is being mentally capable of winning battles against an opponent and doing it with a smile. Tough is winning systematically.
Sometimes you sound like a Presidential candidate stirring up the voters.
I don’t want the Presidency. I’m going to help a lot of people with my foundation–and for me, the grass isn’t always greener.
...
But if the grass ever did look greener, which political party do you think you’d be more comfortable with?
Well, if I ever ran for office, I’d do better as a Democrat than as a Republican–and that’s not because I’d be more liberal, because I’m conservative. But the working guy would elect me. He likes me. When I walk down the street, those cabbies start yelling out their windows.
Another game: What’s the first thing President Trump would do upon entering the Oval Office?
Many things. A toughness of attitude would prevail. I’d throw a tax on every Mercedes-Benz rolling into this country and on all Japanese products, and we’d have wonderful allies again.
...
What would President Trump’s position on crime be? I see the values of this country in the way crime is tolerated, where people are virtually afraid to say “I want the death penalty.” Well, I want it. Where has this country gone when you’re not supposed to put in a grave the son of a bitch who robbed, beat, murdered and threw a ninety-year-old woman off the building? Where has this country gone?
What would be some of President Trump’s longer-term views of the future?
I think of the future, but I refuse to paint it. Anything can happen. But I often think of nuclear war.
Nuclear war?
I’ve always thought about the issue of nuclear war; it’s a very important element in my thought process. It’s the ultimate, the ultimate catastrophe, the biggest problem this world has, and nobody’s focusing on the nuts and bolts of it. It’s a little like sickness. People don’t believe they’re going to get sick until they do. Nobody wants to talk about it. I believe the greatest of all stupidities is people’s believing it will never happen, because everybody knows how destructive it will be, so nobody uses weapons. What bullshit.
Does any of that fuzzy thinking exist around the Trump office?
On a much lower level, I would never hire anybody who thinks that way, because he has absolutely no common sense. He’s living in a world of make-believe. It’s like thinking the Titantic can’t sink. Too many countries have nuclear weapons; nobody knows where they’re all pointed, what button it takes to launch them.
The bomb Harry Truman dropped on Hiroshima was a toy next to today’s. We have thousands of weapons pointed at us and nobody even knows if they’re going to go in the right direction. They’ve never really been tested. These jerks in charge don’t know how to paint a wall, and we’re relying on them to shoot nuclear missiles to Moscow. What happens if they don’t go there? What happens if our computer systems aren’t working? Nobody knows if this equipment works, and I’ve seen numerous reports lately stating that the probability is they don’t work. It’s a total mess.
And how would President Trump handle it?
He would believe very strongly in extreme military strength. He wouldn’t trust anyone. He wouldn’t trust the Russians; he wouldn’t trust our allies; he’d have a huge military arsenal, perfect it, understand it. Part of the problem is that we’re defending some of the wealthiest countries in the world for nothing…. We’re being laughed at around the world, defending Japan—
Wait. If you believe that the public shares these views, and that you could do the job, why not consider running for President?
I’d do the job as well as or better than anyone else. It’s my hope that George Bush can do a great job.
You categorically don’t want to be President?
I don’t want to be President. I’m one hundred percent sure. I’d change my mind only if I saw this country continue to go down the tubes.
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