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About Richard Nixon and Donald “Donny” Trump

Nixon largely wasn’t delusional, except in thinking what power could accomplish despite rationality. He was sane enough that when a rational exit from the Vietnam War was presented to him, he immediately took it. I think that he simply wasn’t educated/intelligent enough to accept a list of things that had to be done to avoid and avert a nuclear war because of China, Mao and Kissinger’s “Sleeping Giant” analogy and associated protocols, which were largely aggressive/hostile; protocols based on territorially-based fear, which is something at the very basis of language [communication-centered representative systems devised and maintained for the purpose of group or at least “largely” controlled actions by setting definitions and consequent valuations and maintaining their stability–generally to the point of extension into legality. I’m still bemused once in a while, wondering where Nixon’s point of balance, means of determination of correctness of course, value system in terms of expectable consequences to given actions, method of determination of correct protocols and procedures–where that was or could have been. It took no pressure for him to accept the explanation of why it would be utterly proper to simply end the war while noting (in his speech announcing the ending) something along the lines that ‘honor would be preserved for both sides’–instead, he used the exact wording of the military enlisted man who was the origin of that short note–after having been warned in the same note not to use that wording. For one thing, a very important one, “face” is simply not “honor”; that was used solely for explanation. Nixon also acted on advice; whether or not he did so properly is another matter.

Trump is irrational. This was startlingly evident in the days of his television show and in many tales of his past, present and future. He is incapable of empathy; I don’t think that can be said of Nixon, who was simply a weak man put in a basically impossible situation. The war had been won. Had the winner declared it, at the same time that nation would have implicitly declared itself an imperialist power. Instead, there was a continuing search for years for a rational way out.

At the beginning Trump openly searched for a way to legitimately use nuclear weapons (roughly, “What are they for if you don’t use ’em?” to paraphrase his attitude). It appeared to me that he discussed with Putin what his means of retention of power might be in the U.S. I’ve seen no other mention of this, so I’m broaching that matter in exactly that way; it could well have been misapprehension on my part. That his modern heroes did in fact secure retention of power leads me to suspect I could have been correct. It does not lead me to believe that I am. For one thing, the minor research I’ve done on the man indicates he is irrational, not least because of his father and consequent upbringing. To cast aspersions for that on him (the victim) is verging on irrationality itself. However, isolation from holding power in any way for him ever again–is strongly indicated. Behaviorism itself [determinism by means of clearly indicated ’causes’ as delineated according to a course of belief commonly termed ‘knowledge’] indicates that after a certain point it is nearly impossible for an individual [beginning on the multicellular animal level, at the very least] to act against training that equates to survival protocols. Again, he isn’t to be blamed. If anything Donald Trump and his followers are to be pitied…if, that is, they don’t succeed in overwhelming our bastions of the somewhat-sane. Should they, nuclear war is expectable as a minor first effect.

State schools rewrite history, yes. Why has it apparently occurred to no one that belief-centered schooling (religious and extremist political groups, basically), sheltered from any scholastically-centered [“academic”] studies is virtually guaranteed to have many more errors than anything which is even loosely centered about the empirical method? The moment the word “proof” occurs, the “scientific” method has entirely been abandoned. Hypothesis>Theory>FULL STOP. Even if you could be present at every occurrence of a given event or sequence of events, and the prediction offered by means of the given theory was correct each and every time–that would not constitute “proof”. You cannot separate cause and effect. In fact, “cause” itself is a theory. The pool ball “wants” to go toward its target, it isn’t caused to do so; prove I’m wrong.

At the wrong end of the cosmos (that’s irony, folks), come people like Donny. Mr. Trump may be more properly viewed as victim rather than ghoul or perpetrator. I don’t know, to be honest. What I do know is that he’s dangerous, and worse than that proud of it. From personal experience, that last is good for no one. I really feel sympathy for him, but I’d be as likely to show it to him as I’d be to show it to a rattlesnake or Komodo Dragon. Donald would interpret sympathy or empathy only as weakness, because he’s been trained that way.

His attraction to others is precisely that of a sideshow at a circus, and as meaningful. However, the success of his attraction is exactly as horribly meaningful as was the attraction of Hitler. Note the homicidal tendencies of his followers, to boot. That he should have come to power ranks exactly with Dunkirk as to the species-ending capabilities of the “media”–those who make their living by amplifying anything which might catch attention, endlessly, at ever-increasing volume and ever-decreasing judgement or even sanity.

January 8, 2021 at 10:44 pm Leave a comment

A Beautiful Picture

Brendan Smialowski/Getty

This absolutely fits with my impression of President Pl…oops, Trump. The expression is most seen on the faces of spoiled children, in my experience.

September 26, 2020 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

Trump And The Election

https://www.yahoo.com/news/voter-intimidation-trump-floats-illegal-155035849.html

To me it has been very apparent that Donald is a worshiper of the notion of the Godking. The separation of church and state (the bias inherent in the very naming of this ‘principle’ should be obvious) is hypothetical, as was Marx’ withering away of the government. Neither is in fact possible. The separation of Realpolitik from any moral system has been proven to occur, and thus far it has proven fatal in the short term to those who attempt to establish it. The people–“the governed” in this formulation I’m mentioning, which attempts to deal only with that favored phrase–are the origin of power. Admittedly, the current amount of control coupled with the percentage of the dissatisfied residents of this country is an explosive mixture, and it cannot be resolved until said citizens–we–have reasserted control.

Unfortunately, that’s impossible.

Vlad and Xi both used tactics to establish their power which Trump admired.

He’s also been attracted to the use of nuclear weapons since before he was president. That is, he talked about it a great deal and was in favor of their usage, from what I could gather of his Rush Limbaugh-like rambling monologues.

There are other things, but I’m tired and wary.

GCC/GCS

August 21, 2020 at 5:07 pm Leave a comment

https://www.wsj.com/articles/michael-cohen-trumps-former-lawyer-sentenced-to-threeyears-in-prison-11544634377?mod=trending_now_2

 

‘Republicans in Congress have largely dismissed the president’s involvement in the payments. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), after being told New York prosecutors had alleged the president ordered Mr. Cohen to arrange the hush-money payments, said: “OK, but I don’t care. All I can say is he’s doing a good job as president.”’

 

Wall Street Journal, so not everyone can read the entire article I suspect.

 

Anyway, I quoted it to point out I’ve been missing something.  Good job at what. precisely, as president?

 

Oh, wait, I know; he’s good at being on the campaign trail while in office and presumably doing his job.

December 13, 2018 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

A Timely Observation, or Ultimate Proof of Stupidity Through the Voting Booth and Even After

There is an immediate, immortal and inescapable result (or conclusion) about the last presidential election and who won.

 

First of all, like it or not, half of the nation is complete idiots.  The other half is trying as hard as they can to emulate that ‘first’ half.   I found neither candidate actually credible but I voted for one.

 

When the politicians are talking about their constituents it seems I’m never one of them.  That’s also true of many other people I know…well, mostly have known.  It seems likely that the politicians in their junior or senior year of college or whatever it is that they attend begins to construct their ‘story’–basically, their own mental imagery of the typical voter (perhaps if he’s exceptionally inventive he might consider the youths growing to be voters) and thus what needs to be done to and for her/him.  Abortion and birth prevention encourage loose living and so do prophylactics for that matter…but unwed mothers should of course receive no help at all from the state…

 

Yes, I actually did read that somewhere.  The man was very self-righteous.  I was an illegitimate child.  Still am for that matter although records were carefully edited subsequent to my adoption by my mother’s sister.  Not supposed to be here, which was more or less the reaction of my (bio) father’s children.  At best an embarrassment and more likely something both horrible and horribly contagious, a veritable cauldron of seething juices whose merest touch would damn one forever.  Yep, that’s me.

 

The point here is twofold.  We have adopted various beliefs in lieu of formalized religions.  I have encountered those who are so absolutely enthralled as to interpret each event as apocalypse or salvation.  They derive their own meaning(s) from the misreported shenanigans of “their” politicians; in many respects the political arena is a bit less meaningful than analysis of the “meaning” of a football game.  I doubt many would disagree with me when I say that “It may be true in sports but it certainly isn’t in politics, ‘It ain’t whether you win or lose, son, it’s how you play the game.’  In politics winning is all that matters, even if you have to allow an opponent to stick on a rider for a multi-million dollar bridge that goes from nowhere to nowhere.”  ****Yes, that happened.****  The ‘religion’ that is outlined here then bears a distinct resemblance to that which was devoted to Ba’al.  For that matter in many respects our society could be aptly characterized as Babylon, with the Internet the Tower.  [Surely the nearly exact analogy has occurred to many, not just me.]

 

Secondly, we have absolutely demonstrated our absolute lack of actual social behavior.  We’re getting to where we can’t stand each other.  The road rage at a particular incident isn’t singular, it’s part of an ongoing, agonizing, repetitive session of our lives that we hate more every day, sort of like a dentist’s appointment that will last for years.  We push and shove in the market.  We cut the other driver off and then flip her off because we have the bigger truck or car or it’s faster or it’s more expensive or…we just must be entitled, right?  And, being ugly  Americans, we put a nice hairy set of  balls on the trailer hitch of our Suburban that damned well better not get muddy since it cost over $50,000! [Yeah, it’s an old one.]  No, I do not have anything of the sort on my trailer hitch, thank you.  Lol.  How many of us could deny that was Trump’s attraction?  He was going to be the bull in the china closet and get things done.

 

He has that.  It’s Obama’s fault…

 

 

 

 

July 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

Trump Acting Like a Showbiz Type

Trump has shown a complete, repeated inability to anticipate others’ reactions.  Negative reactions do tend to spread more rapidly than positive ones; he has publicly repeated that “Any attention is good attention.”  That’s a ‘showbizness’ strategy and tactic that has always eventually backfired according to my memory, although Rush Limbaugh has had quite a run. The National Enquirer claims Trump’s IQ is 156.  Since IQ tests are based on pattern recognition and manipulation, we have considerable divergence between two views.  We also–no matter whether Trump is a clown or not–have a sizable segment of the population [I’m one, remember] which has declared itself unbelievably stupid.  Either it’s the ones supporting Trump or the ones against it.  I mean him.  Trust me, I’m not calling him a complete idiot.  Really I’m not.

[reaction to a comment at https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-again-criticizes-sessions-this-time-over-fbi-leadership-1501084563 .  I’m showing the link because it is Wall Street Journal and it may be a subscribers-only article.  Trump lining up another symbolic sacrifice has been variously covered in other publications and the bare news itself can be obtained.  After, mind you, reading as much about the subject as possible and then attempting to discard inconsistencies which were because of the accuracy/inaccuracy of an inevitably biased ‘reporter’.

 

What Trump frankly reminds me of most is a bad (as in poor) actor becoming a bad (as in morally and in performance and in credibility and consistency) politician who is frankly interested (to my eyes) in only himself, his experience and what pleases him.  Anyone who disagrees with him is automatically, obviously wrong.

 

This brings to rise the notion of a head of government who not only cannot take criticism but cannot tolerate advice, whose ego is so fragile he must assure himself each morning that he is “The Donald” in front of the mirror.  A man whose advisors and assistants have repeatedly announced “doesn’t drink or use (recreational) drugs” but has shown up on more than one recording very obviously very, very drunk (once was with the Patriots, no less, with him obviously using the podium to maintain his balance).

 

And then let us note his supporters, who instantaneously label anything that might even be interpreted (The Declaration of Independence being the latest example) as critical of him, let alone removing him from office.  Most don’t even remember that most of the Republican party was extremely not in his favor, although all of them “won the election” now.

 

Alternative truths, indeed.  “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

July 26, 2017 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

Because of TheDonald, I long for reality

3/19/17

on longing for reality and other foolhardy things

separated, the changes
refract and reflect the light
promising clear sight
and other most assuredly

imaginary things
(i’ve even heard “truth”
promised!)
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I have never before used my art explicitly on current events.  Because there are too many exact replications of the rise of the Nazi party into dominance, I refrain no longer.  I will do as well as I can to avoid polemic.  My pursuit is of the rational and beautiful (though the subject is often no thing of beauty) and most of all–in poetry–of concision in pursuing my goal, which is…I have to admit it, I still pursue it–truth.

May 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm Leave a comment

An Ode To Our Leader

An Ode To Our Leader

 

There was no stopping

Time, nor place nor mapped way;

we  just voyaged unpausing

to our GOAL which

 

as we voyaged, we found

was mostly what it was*

–a word, and vague fancies.

 

…Freedom is barely valued

until it’s lost

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*our goal, i should say,

which simply receded

infinitely.

his goal was to rule us

and easily succeeded.

most of us simply wanted CHANGE;

that goal we’ve certainly achieved!

We have a Leader now

Long Live The Leader And The Party!

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I wasn’t going to make any comments, I’ll make one.  The entire resemblance of this to certain manifestoes is quite unplanned, of course.  That would require sarcasm, which I barely know how to recognize let alone use.  I am proud of knowing the word, though.

January 2, 2017 at 7:12 pm Leave a comment

On Donald Trump As Symbol

With each stage of language, it seems, there is an associated stage of society.  Ours is a society which tends toward civilization, city-based repositories of ‘knowledge’ and with associated necessities*.  With each stage of language there is an associated stage of possible concepts.  With each stage of [either] there is an extended set of associated protocols.  Although that is strongly implied that was not implicit within the preceding statement.  On the individual level this allows expotentially greater knowledge and ‘wiser’ decisions (I would have to go into this at length to begin to define what I mean, assume that I mean decisions which within the context of the perceived society are pro-survival).

 

On the formal social level, this allows for decreasing knowledge and increasingly more foolish decisions.  Since I can’t defend the statement I would expect to be attacked, although the patterns even within flash media make this obvious.  This is the level of government.  On the media- allowed social level, it allows only for those who capture the most attention.  On the whole, this means that blithering idiots are in power.

 

Since our society is our language, Donald Trump would seem to be the gauge of our (non-existent) social sanity.

 

Plainly put, guys, we’ve fucking lost it.

January 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment