By ann summers
Are we not entertained yet.
Cannot the Impeachment now begin, at least before senseless slaughters start. Because there is at least one cult that believes in a St. Godwin
Let us give Lord Dampnut his fulfillment of GOP promises, delegitimizing democratic voting processes while supporting GOP racist immigration policies.
White-privileged profiling has now become normalized on the basis of lookism manifest in daily interactions; everyone has become their own ICE agent and those LEOs deputized, except in areas like the now othered sanctuary cities.
POC here for multiple if not fourth generations can only be “foreigners” because isn’t the US a majoritarian white judeo-christian society despite all those “Others” getting what … representation.
Cannot we now end Bannon’s Master Narrative of ethno-economic nationalism (American Lebensraum) before many die.
Donald Trump is in over his head. This comes as no surprise to the millions of people who could see that he was unprepared and unfit for the job of president of the United States and voted against him. He’s basically a celebrity heir to a fortune who was so entitled that he believed his privileged existence proved he was competent to run the most powerful nation on Earth. That’s the attitude of an aristocrat who ascended to the throne without having any idea what it actually takes to rule. History’s full of such men. It doesn’t often work out well…
Those voters did not see what millions of others felt instinctively and that explains the shocked reaction and immediate resistance to his election: Trump’s incessant bragging, his lack of empathy or remorse, his pathological lying and even his bizarre appearance have been signs of an unstable personality. It was obvious to many of us that something was not right.
Erstwhile Falangist Steve Bannon is a schismatic RW functionary connected to capital and media. Through Lord Dampnut, he has fulfilled his schematic claim of being a “Leninist”, implying more correctly his Thermadorian manifestation in the current regime. Even Politico is now estimating the Impeachment odds…
There’s already talk of impeachment, just three weeks into Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency. In fact, many are already betting on it.
Perhaps the most unusual — and certainly most lurid — wager is the 4-to-1 odds offered by Paddy Power that the alleged Russian video of Trump outlined in the dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent will appear on a pornographic website.
Aristotle wrote critically of terror employed by tyrants against their subjects. The earliest use of the word terrorism identified by the Oxford English Dictionary is a 1795 reference to tyrannical state behavior, the “reign of terrorism” in France. In that same year, Edmund Burke famously decried the “thousands of those hell-hounds called terrorists” who he believed threatened Europe.
During the Reign of Terror, the Jacobin government and other factions of the French Revolution used the apparatus of the state to kill and intimidate political opponents, and the Oxford English Dictionary includes as one definition of terrorism “Government by intimidation carried out by the party in power in France between 1789-1794”.
The original general meaning of terrorism was of terrorism by the state, as reflected in the 1798 supplement of the Dictionnaire of the Académie française, which described terrorism as systeme, regime de la terreur. Myra Williamson wrote:
- The meaning of ‘terrorism’ has undergone a transformation. During the Reign of Terror, a regime or system of terrorism was used as an instrument of governance, wielded by a recently established revolutionary state against the enemies of the people. Now the term ‘terrorism’ is commonly used to describe terrorist acts committed by non-state or sub – national entities against a state. (italics in original)
Walter Laqueur has stated that those who argue that state terrorism should be included in studies of terrorism ignore the fact that “The very existence of a state is based on its monopoly of power. If it were different, states would not have the right, nor be in a position, to maintain that minimum of order on which all civilized life rests.”Calling the concept a “red herring” he stated: “This argument has been used by the terrorists themselves, arguing that there is no difference between their activities and those by governments and states. It has also been employed by some sympathizers, and rests on the deliberate obfuscation between all kinds of violence…”
Al Franken: I agree with Senator McCain and Senator Graham that, actually, this kind of ban is — makes us less safe, because it gives a recruiting tool to ISIS and to other jihadists saying that America is anti — is anti-Muslim. The Syrian refugees, they are fleeing terror. This — you know, terror is — the whole point of terror is to make you afraid.
Jake Tapper: Right.
Al Franken: I think that Trump and his group are trying to make Americans more afraid. I think that’s part of how they got elected: Just make us more afraid.
Jake Tapper: You’re accusing the president — president of terrorism by making — by scaring people?
Al Franken: Just because the purpose of terrorism is to make you afraid and the president has tried to make people afraid doesn’t mean he’s involved with…
Jake Tapper: Right. OK. I just wanted to define the language. That’s all.
And Jake Tapper is the best MSM can offer.
“Realism has never been brought to greater perfection. The howling of the mob, the tocsin, the revolting sayings and jests, are marvellously depicted. An epoch cannot be more strikingly and faithfully delineated. The piece is a denunciation of the terror which even now finds a few defenders and perhaps would-be repeaters, but there is nothing new in this indictment”  (On the original Thermidor production of the Comédie Française).
The Military Reaction Force, Military Reconnaissance Force or Mobile Reconnaissance Force (MRF) was a covert intelligence-gathering and counter-insurgency unit of the British Army active in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. The unit was involved in the murder of Irish Catholic civilians in false-flag attacks in order to inflame the conflict in Northern Ireland. They also colluded with loyalist paramilitaries, to the extent that a former member described it as a “legalised death squad“.