President Trump is the true trump card because he is a master manipulator. This is a skill that is highly prized in American culture—the gift and craft of the card sharks, the Players—we reward this brand of flinchless bluffing with high praise and big $$$.
We even give its own fun, fuzzy word, so it doesn’t sound like lying. Just bluffing.
Most of Trump’s lies are lies of omission. A perfect example would be his recent lie about this being a good year for farmers in America. For a select few corporate farmers this has indeed been a very good year. All you have to do is show a couple tall smiling types in cowboy hats on stage while presenting this Trumpspectacle and the public buys it. Sure, a miserable few know the whole truth, but the majority believe their eyes and ears and not their sense of reason, which is why this tactic works so well.
As long as a few are getting fabulously rich, it doesn’t matter what the hordes of losers think.
The truly clueless ones will play along each election and convince themselves, despite all odds, that the next guy will be different.
Losers we are indeed, according to the sociopaths running this asylum, because we’re not good at their Big Games, yet we keep coming back for more. Wouldn’t you be feeling bloated and boastful in their shoes? They keep winning, while we keep playing and after all—All’s fair in love and war, and it’s always about love and war. That sums up the entirety of modern life and politics right there.
We’ve got the great ‘lovers’ like Epstein on one side of the ring of distraction and division, and the great warmongers on the other. And what a match it is! Timeless, universal, griping dramatic strategy all around—we are indeed privileged in this country to have a front-row seat—just like George Carlin joked to laughing audiences for decades.
Isn’t it so funny?! They got us again, how about that! The little devils, how do they keep getting away with it?
Such a mystery! Whatever will they come up with next?!
Stay tuned . . . I’m sure the next gripping episode is right around the corner.
”May We Engineer the Climate? Not only is the science of climate engineering uncertain; the legal issues are also highly uncertain. Although existing international law does not specifically limit the freedom of states to undertake climate engineering, the international community would likely demand a say should climate engineering move from the realm of speculation to concrete proposals. The experience of other environmental regimes, however, suggests that developing an international decision-making mechanism would be difficult, and that the international community might opt for a simple prohibition on climate engineering on grounds of ‘precaution’.”
And, ready now, steady now, last one, folks! Take your time here, it’s the wild card, how will you play it, will you get the picture? And, if you get the picture, will you see the forest f/or the trees?
I will start sharing more about Individuals I find who heed principles over politics, in their own words, condensed.
John D. Whitehead
“Disagree all you want about healthcare, abortion and immigration—hot-button issues that are guaranteed to stir up the masses, secure campaign contributions and turn political discourse into a circus free-for-all—but never forget that our power as a citizenry comes from our ability to agree and stand united on certain principles that should be non-negotiable.
“No matter how we might differ about the role of the U.S. military in foreign affairs, surely we can agree that America’s war spending and commitment to policing the rest of the world are bankrupting the nation and spreading our troops dangerously thin.
“For too long now, the American people have rationalized turning a blind eye to all manner of government wrongdoing—asset forfeiture schemes, corruption, surveillance, endless wars, SWAT team raids, militarized police, profit-driven private prisons, and so on—because they were the so-called lesser of two evils.
“Yet the unavoidable truth is that the government has become almost indistinguishable from the evil it claims to be fighting, whether that evil takes the form of terrorism, torture, drug trafficking, sex trafficking, murder, violence, theft, pornography, scientific experimentationsor some other diabolical means of inflicting pain, suffering and servitude on humanity.
“It’s time for good men and women to do something. And soon.
“Wake up and take a good, hard look around you. Start by recognizing evil and injustice and tyranny for what they are. Stop being apathetic. Stop being neutral. Stop being accomplices. Stop being distracted by the political theater staged by the Deep State: they wantyou watching the show while they manipulate things behind the scenes. Refuse to play politics with your principles. Don’t settle for the lesser of two evils.”
Please read this monumental article in its entirety and take a moment to deeply consider how you can be a force for positive action, because each one of us can be, just the way we are.We still have marvelous power right at our fingertips in this country, let’s use it for good, before it’s too late!
I did some travel writing during a decade of constant travel and my favorite part was having an excuse to talk to elderly ladies. Someday I will dig up more of these photos and interviews. It was sheer enjoyment and curiosity that drove me to them.
I really had no agenda and I’d been advised to steer clear of politics, but sometimes I’d ask about the ‘communist’ takeover, quickly followed by the Soviet occupation, though it was probably still too early to discuss such recent wounds in polite company in the 1990s. So, sometimes I’d seek out un-polite company.
It always stuck with me how often I hear a lady say some version of: “We had no idea what they were capable of!” I believed them. “Of course, how could you possibly have known, so tragic,” is what I’d be thinking.
Now that I’ve grown I’ve gotten a different take on this well-worn phrase. Now I think, well, why the hell not?Had you not gotten the news of their atrocities in Poland and Hungary and East Germany and so on? These are your neighbors, after all.
But, of course they had, these were not peasants in the countryside usually, they were worldly elderly women living in Prague, most of them still working into their 70s, because that’s what happens when the government ‘collectivizes’ all your family properties, businesses and homes. That’s what they called it, collectivized, because it sounds so much nicer than confiscated.
They had a suspicion of ‘volunteers’ that was completely unknown to me previously and was actually the hardest thing for me to overcome in the beginning, since part of the time I was living there I was a Peace Corps volunteer.Now I get it. It’s the ‘Trojan Horse’ thing, and the fact that volunteering was forced on them by the government as part of their ‘civic duties’ along with voting in sham elections and showing up for cheesy government-sponsored parades and celebrations.
I would do dumb touristy things without a second thought, like photograph folks’ houses I found lovely.One time a horrified middle-aged lady ran out of her front door in her robe to scream at me: “No taking pictures here!Are you healthy?!”
That line stuck with me for years.“Are you healthy?”What in the world did she mean by that, like, I looked sick or something?I was very healthy indeed, her house was so beautiful and I so admired it I was doing what was completely natural for me to do, take a picture, duh!
Then many years later I realized she must have meant ‘healthy in the head’ because the paranoia in these folks ran really deep.Though apparently they adopted it too late to save themselves from the real enemy.
The Soviet tanks rolling into other major Eastern European cities was in the papers.They knew.They just thought, “Oh, but that could never happen here!”
I would not have pressed further back then and I took these ladies at face value.Now I would press, because what I think was really at play was what I see all around me today in this country: denial, suppression, wishful thinking, neglect, misdirected hostility, and so on.
They are showing you what they are capable of, right now, Americans: police state, mass surveillance, technocratic overlords, end of private property, mandatory vaccinations, end of free speech, and the very long list goes on.
Thanks very much to Decker, Dispatches from the Asylum for this brief sampling of the day on the capabilities and intentions of our current overlords:
“Check out the latest of these shitards and their latest, choicest f**kery:” First wireless insect-size robot takes flight – via roboticsnews.com
That Sign Telling You How Fast You’re Driving May Be Spying – via technocracy.news
Your Volvo Will Soon Call The Cops On You If It Thinks You’ve Been Drinking – via zerohedge.com
Finger Vein Vending Machines And A Global Biometric Police Database – via activistpost.com
NYC subway denies using ‘real-time face recognition screens’ in Times Square – via theverge.com
Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk’ Database– via vice.com
MAIN CORE: GOVT “THREAT LIST” NAMES AT LEAST 8 MILLION AMERICANS WHO WILL BE DETAINED WHEN MARTIAL LAW IS IMPOSED – via amg-news.com
DARPA Seeks FAA Approval For Military Drones Over American Cities – via technocracy.news