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#1 Mario Milano

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:21 PM

The good news about the Trump Presidency: stupid can be good!

January 11, 2018

Just a few days shy of the one year since the inauguration of Donalt Trump as President of the United States I think that it would be reasonable to say that pretty much everybody, besides the Neocons and a few unconditional supporters, is now feeling quite appalled at what the past year brought to the USA and the planet. Those who hated Trump dont hate him any less, while those who had hopes for Trump, such as myself, now have to accept that these hopes never materialized.

I think that if we imagine a Hillary Presidency then the word evil would be a good way to describe what such a Presidency would most likely have been like. Likewise, if I had to chose a single word to describe the Trump Presidency, at least so far, I think that this word should be stupid. I wont even bother, as I had initially planned, to list all the stupid things Trump has said and done since his inauguration (those who think otherwise might as well stop reading here). I will say that it gives me no pleasure writing this because I also had hopes that Trump would fulfill at least some of his campaign promises (even though most of my support for him was based on the fact that he was not Hillary who, I still believe, would have brought the USA and Russia to war against each other). Furthermore, each time I recall Trumps inauguration speech I have this painful sense of a most important and totally missed opportunity: to finally restore the sovereignty of the USA to the the people of the USA and to return to a civilized and rational international policy. Alas, this did not happen and that is a reality we have to accept and deal with.

I also want to clarify that when I say that the Trump Presidency can be best summed up with the word stupid I dont just mean The Donald himself. I mean the entire Administration (I dont mention Congress, as Congress as been about stupid for as long as I can recall it). If you wonder how I can call an entire administration stupid even though it is composed of often brilliant civil servants, lawyers, academic, technical specialists, etc I will simply reply that I dont judge an administration by the resumes of those working for it, but simply by its output, what it actually does. If what this administration produces is a lot of stupid, then this is a stupid administration.

Stupid can mean a lot of different things. For example, it can mean stupid threats against North Korea. That is a very frightening kind of stupid. But there is also a very good kind of stupid. For example, I think that the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a wonderful kind of stupid which I warmly welcome.


Because it is the kind of stupid which tremendously weakens the AngloZionist Empire!

Think of the damage this truly stupid move did to not only the US international reputation (which indeed was already pretty close to zero even before this latest move) but also to the US capability to get anything done at all the the Middle-East. The military defeat of the USA in Iraq and Afghanistan and the political defeat of the USA in Syria just needed a little something to truly make the USA irrelevant in the Middle-East and now, thanks to Donald Trump, this has now happened! Furthermore, there was a dirty little secret which everybody new about which has now become a public fact:


Again this is all very good. Even better is the fact that the only ones disagreeing with this would be Honduras, Guatemala, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Togo, Nauru and southern Sudan and, of course, Israel.

The US foreign policy has become so outlandishly stupid that even the most subservient US puppet regimes (say, the UK, Norway, ROK or Japan) or are now forced to condemn it, at least publicly. A lot of credit here goes to Nikki Haley who, following this catastrophic vote, decided to make things even worse by blackmailign the UN and all its member states. Finally, President Trump himself sealed it all by giving Nikki Haleys speech a very public endorsement.

So stupid as this may have been, and stupid it really was, in this instance the results of this stupid were nothing short of a blessing for the Middle-East: even Hamas is now finally talking again with Hezbollah and Iran!

Just as we can sincerely thank President Obama for pushing Russia and China into each others arms, we can now all thank Nikki Haley and Trump for uniting the resistance to the state of Israel and the entire AngloZionist Empire. I can just about imagine the jubilation in Tehran when the Iranians heard the good news!

But good stupid does not stop here. The fact that the US elites are all involved in a giant shootout against each other by means of investigations, scandals, accusations, talks of impeachment, etc. is also a blessing because while they are busy fighting each other they are much less capable of focusing on their real opponents and enemies. For months now President Trump has mostly ruled the USA by means of tweets which, of course, and by definition, amounts to exactly nothing and there is nothing which could be seriously called a US foreign policy (with the exception of the neverending stream of accusations, threats and grandstanding, which dont qualify). There are real risks and opportunities resulting from this situation

Risks: when nobody is really in charge, each agency does pretty much what it wants. We saw that during the 2nd half of the Obama Presidency when State did one thing, the Pentagon another and the CIA yet another. This resulted in outright goofy situation with US allies attacking each other in Syria and Iraq because they all reported to different agencies. The risk here is obvious: for example, when US diplomats made an agreement with Russia in Syria, the Pentagon torpedoed the very next day by attacking Syrian forces. The recent attacks on the Russian Aerospace Forces base in Khmeimim (and the latest drone attack on that same base) would exactly fit that pattern. The Russians have been complaining for months now that the USA are non-agreement capable and this can clearly be a problem and a risk.

Opportunities: when nobody is in charge then the AngloZionist Empire cannot really bring its full force against one specific target. This of a car or bus in which all the passengers are fighting each other for the control of the steering wheel. This is bad for them, but good for everybody else as the only place this car or bus is headed for is the ditch. Furthermore, since currently the US is, at various degrees, threatening no less than 9 countries (Afghanistan, Syria, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Turkey, Pakistan, China) these threats sound rather hollow. Not only that, but should the USA get seriously involved in any type of conflict with any one of these countries, this would open great opportunities for the others to take action.

Considering how the US elites are busy fighting each other there and threatening everybody else there is very little change that the USA could focus enough to seriously threaten any of its opponents. But this goes much further than the countries I mentioned here. There is a French expression which goes when the cats away, the mice will play and this is what we might see next: more countries following the example of the Philippines, which used to be a subservient US colony and which now is ruled my a man who has no problems publicly insulting the US President, at least when Obama was President (Duterte seems to like Trump more than Obama). There have already been signs that the South Koreans are taking their first timid steps towards telling no to Uncle Sam.

I am not trying to paint a rosy picture of the situation which is bad, no doubt about that. Having ignorant fools in charge of nuclear weapons is not good, by definition. But I do want to suggest two things: first, that no matter stupid Trump is, Hillary would have been infinitely worse and, second, that there are also some good aspects to the current vacuum of power in Washington, DC.

If we can agree that anything that weakens the AngloZionist Empire is a good thing (including for the American people!), as is anything which brings its eventual demise closer, then there is a lot to be grateful for the past year. The Empire really began to crumble under George W. Bush (thanks Neocons!), and that process most definitely continued under Obama. However, Donald Trump is the one who truly given this process a tremendous acceleration which has, I think, brought it to a qualitatively new level. The risks ahead are still tremendous, but so far the Empire is losing and the Resistance to it is still winning. And that is a very good thing.

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#2 Nemesis



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:38 PM

Trump, Golstein and "The Saker" - Three Stooges plus 1


"Truth cannot emerge from bullshit, and the truth is the truth, whether you like it or not. The truth does not care whether you like it or not, and neither do I."  - Russell "Texac" Bentley


I have read a couple of articles about Trump in the last few days, from the so-called "alternative media". Specifically, Vladimir Golstein's "Trump is Liberating Us From The Empire's Lies", and "The Saker's" "The Good News about the Trump Presidency: Stupid Can Be Good." Well, if "The Saker" is correct, both of these articles can be very, very good. Because the premise of both articles is very, very stupid. So stupid I had to re-read them both and ask myself if they could be satire. And indeed they are. But the idiots (and liars) who wrote them, and the many fools who read and applauded them don't realize it. But these are more than stupid satires. They are fucking lies.
I first want to say that anyone who "still believes in Trump" is as worthy of ridicule as any adult who seriously says they still believe in Santa Claus bringing presents down the chimney on Christmas Eve. Yes, Trump is (perhaps a little) better than Clinton, and yes, the depth of stupidity of anyone who would even for a second consider "President Oprah" is beyond measure and beneath contempt, but for some reason, there are still people who believe in Santa. I mean Trump. And that's stupid, and stupid is not good...
Why? How can this be? How can people still be so stupid as to overlook the countless crimes and lies of Trump in just his first year? Probably due in large part to the scribblings of dudes like Golstein and "The Saker", who claim the mantle of alt-progressive "intellectuals" while still towing the party line of the Establishment, and who actually still support Trump with drivel like "Trump the Liberator" and "Stupid Can Be Good." How stupid do you have to be to believe (or write) either of these propositions?  I do not intend to deconstruct these articles line by line, just the ideas and messages behind them. But suffice to say every line in both is a joke. Either you get it or you don't. 

And remember, not just a joke, a fucking lie. And lies are not funny.
Exactly how stupid do you have to be to be "good"? Stupid enough to overlook the reality of Trump's continuation and escalation of the criminal wars in Syria and Donbass, his insane attempt to re-ignite war in Korean, and his new nuclear doctrine - first use and smaller "easier to use" bombs. All of these can lead directly to a Third World War, literally the end of Humanity. For starters. But as Trump the smarmy huckster himself might say, "But wait, there's more!" His criminal tax break to the oligarchs and corporations, his escalation of arms sales, his appointment of venal scum like Nicky Haley, Steve Mnuchin and Jeff Sessions to positions where they can and will do immeasurable harm. His decision to "recognize" Jerusalem as Israel's capitol, contravening history and justice and outraging world opinion. What's "good" about a dangerous and loud-mouthed buffoon whose stupidity offends the world and shames every decent American with his every utterance and tweet? 


And as for "Trump the Liberator" liberating us from lies, I wonder if Golstein is talking about the same Trump I am. Because I am talking about the Trump whose every single campaign promise was a lie, the same Trump who lied when he recently took credit for defeating ISIS in Syria and defeating the German nazis in the Second World War, raping history and the truth with his despicable bullshit,  trying to rob Russia of the rightful honors they earned with their blood, courage and sacrifice. Every move Trump has made, his every tweet and utterance, has been a debacle and a disgrace, and the exact opposite of the truth. People can be forgiven for voting against Hillary Clinton, but anyone who says they "still believe in" Trump is either an idiot or a liar. Or both. And I say Trump, "The Saker" and Vladimir Golstein are both. Idiots and liars.

All three are the controlled opposition, professional bullshit artists of the lowest order, fake rebels, phony populists, who sucker those who are of good hearts but simple minds. They are the political and moral equivalent of the pimps who haunt the bus stations in New York and L.A., waiting for innocent naifs who are seeking direction in a scary and confusing world.  They are the Orwellian opposite of what they pretend to be. Seriously - what is the difference between "Stupid Can Be Good" and "War is Peace" or "Freedom is Slavery" ?  Is not the meaning of the phrase "Stupid Can Be Good" exactly the same as "Ignorance is Strength"?  Isn't it?! ISN'T IT?! But the impact is not exactly the same. It is worse.  Because stupidity is worse than ignorance, and "The Saker" posts his vile motto as a political fact. It is the opposite of the truth in real life. And real idiots believe it.

                                                                                 From 1984
And as for Golstein's "Trump the Liberator", I am reminded of the portraits the German nazis brought with them to Russia, Blorus and Ukraine in the Great Patriotic War...
                                                                            "Hitler The Liberator"
Pseudo-alternative pseudo-intellectuals like Golstein and "The Saker" and phony populists like Trump perform a very important function for the fascist oligarchy that owns and controls them. They perpetuate the lie that there is any difference in who gets elected in the USA, that elections in the USA make any difference at all, that the USA still has anything to do with "democracy".  Only an idiot could believe these lies. But too many idiots do. Because it is easier, safer and more comfortable (for the moment) to do so. Only an idiot can fail to see the decline the USA has been in for the past 50 years, and can believe it will ever be changed by voting for a Trump or Oprah to "liberate" us. And only an idiot can fail to see where this road to perdition will finally lead.
As Emma Goldman said, "If voting changed anything, they wouldn't let us do it." And Einstein defined insanity as "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."
Only idiots and self-deluded cowards vote in the USA anymore. It doesn't change shit. The primaries are rigged, the machines are rigged, the count is rigged. If by chance the vote was so overwhelmingly against Clinton in the last election that the people who rule the USA were not able to appoint their chosen minion as President, you can be sure, they will not let it happen again. And they have shown that they have complete control over the eunuch buffoon in the White House, so what's the difference anyway? Voting in the USA is political masturbation, an exercise in self-deception and futility. And as for the stooges who tell you that Trump is a liberator or that stupid is good, they are liars, and only perpetuate the deception and futility, and confuse and misdirect those who are sincerely seeking the truth. If you believe Trump, Golstein or "The Saker", you might as well believe what you see on FOX News or CNN. Or believe in Santa Claus.



And as long as I'm winning friends and influencing people with my tact, diplomacy and charm, I might as well mention one more "Comrade", an alleged "Donbass war journalist and humanitarian",
George "G.H." Eliason. 

I first became aware of Eliason back in the Summer of 2015. He was doing a fund-raiser on Indie Go Go for $4,500, to buy a camera and open a bakery in Lugansk. It was clear he had actually been in the LNR in 2014, but I found no evidence or indication other than his fund-raiser that he was still here. I contacted him via social media and asked to meet. Either he could come to Donetsk or I could go to Lugansk. He replied that he could not come to Donetsk because it was "too difficult to cross the checkpoints" (between LNR and DNR, not the Republics and Ukraine.) This seemed odd, but I offered to come to Lugansk and meet, and he told me he was too busy. When I asked for proof he was still in Donbass, he sent me photos of him here in 2014. When I pointed out that the photos showed people in winter clothing and it was July, he got offended and cut off communication. 

I checked all his social media - his VK, his FB, his Twitter and his Quora.  He is still active on all, but I could find no evidence that he is still in Donbass or was even here when he ran his fundraiser more than 2 years ago, or has been here since. But according to his recent article "Tale of 2 Ukraines" posted a couple of weeks ago, he's still here. I'm not saying he's a liar, but I am saying I'd like to see some proof. 

He got over $2,500 from his fund-raiser for the camera and bakery, but I know for a fact he never opened or sponsored a bakery in Lugansk or anywhere else in Donbass. He wrote in is final update on Indie Go Go that "The camera is in hand, set up properly, and ready to go." But I have been unable to find a single video or even photo he has posted from Donbass that can be verified as his. I have friends (more than one) in Lugansk, and specifically in Prizrak, and they and everyone they have asked there has never heard of George Eliason or an American "war journalist and humanitarian" living there. I can tell you fom my own personal experience that Americans are quite rare in Donbass, and tend to be noticed wherever they go here. Does this seem strange to anyone besides me?  

I don't care if Eliason kept the money for the camera and bakery two years ago, that's between him and his donors, and I didn't donate. But if he says he's a war correspondent and humanitarian living in Donbass and he's actually not here, then he's not a war correspondent or a humanitarian, either. He's a fucking liar. And I AM a war correspondent and humanitarian living in Donbass, and I can damn well prove it. So I am asking Eliason to do the same. Prove it. Because if he can't, then he's not here, and he IS a fucking liar, and he discredits me, all real correspondents and humanitarians in the Donbass Republics and all the supposedly progressive and credulous sites (including "The Saker") that post his writings. Because if he's not here, what he writes is bullshit, and a LOT of sites have posted it. 

Of course, I could be wrong about Eliason. It's not likely, but it is possible. I encourage him or anyone else to publish proof he's in Donbass, and I will eat my words and publicly apologize to him and anyone else I have offended by questioning his veracity.  But if I was a gambling man, I would not bet on me being wrong. And, in fact, I am a gambling man. I'm taking quite a risk, of looking like a real asshole and fool if I am wrong. But I am willing to take that risk, because speaking truth to phony "comrades" is just as important (and almost as risky) as speaking truth to power. And speaking truth is what I do, it's my job. So prove me wrong, or face the truth, even if you don't like it, or me. Because the truth is the truth, whether you like it or not.


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