Dec 28, 2016

America: Becoming Russia's Banana Republic

By RF Schatten

"Corruption is worse than Prostitution. The latter might endanger the Morals of an Individual, the former invariably endangers the Morals of the Entire Country" ~~~ Karl Kraus

I don't need to define "Corruption"…if you don't see it, you have some serious problems my friend!…or maybe, just in denial of a man named Trump?

Those who always complain about Corruption in Government, have never known how good we've had it all along! Now America will take a good dark long look at what the rest of the world already knows….what "Real Political Corruption", really is all about!!!
You'll never get rid of corruption in government, never!!…power corrupts! In our delicate "Democracy", it started when George Washington said; "I never told a Lie"! Every single political movement and philosophy since the start of human civilization corrupts itself when they obtain power…but, corruption to the degree expected? Not in this country! outside the States, and see for yourself!

American Society has been in a virtual state of Perpetual Ignorance, seeing through Rose-coloured Glasses for way too long! While increasing, refining, and tweaking our Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnical, and Multi-Racial Society…America has remained too complacent, subconsciously thinking everything always going to turn out alright.
Meanwhile, the Far Right Fringes of our Society has been for years cultivating suppressed hate, continuously "preparing themselves" for that "Fate" to arrive, that one entity which will reawaken the fire in the belly of a stagnant sector…hibernating for years, with their cries of Racism and Bigotry…Barack Hussein Obama, a black man, became White Nationalist America's "Fate".

The rise of White Supremacy as a popular movement among the "New" Republican Party is not that unusual, not since the GOP sold their shameless souls to Donald Trump, Vlad Putin, and Steve Bannen.
With a power hungry Anti-Semitic, Pro-Fascist, White Supremacist running Trump's mind at one end, and Vladimir Putin getting anything he wants out of his Puppet at the other end, nothing good will ever come out of this.
Add Reince Priebus and his Koch Industry Proxy to this political Ménage á Trois…and you got a full blown orgy of public Immorality, Indecency, Psychopaths, Pedophiles, Sexual Abusers, Misogynists, Deviates, Black Mailers, Degenerates, Scam Artists, Habitual Liars, and good old fashioned Crooks!!

We've had conflicts of interests right and left, blind trusts that are not blind trusts, Trump's call with the President of Argentina…a friend, whose father was an old Trump joint venture partner…and asked a favor to restore the construction permits for his Hotel in Buenos Aires. Permits, which were removed for not paying the construction workers, not paying his creditors…and really cheap shoddy work. Oh, he got them, alright! Was he being Presidential? Or using his newly found presidential power of intimidation to get what he wants?
That's the problem!…America elected a greedy, insecure, & horny lecherous old bastard as President who could care less about Conflicts of Interests or the Rules of Law! And as President he'll find a way to abuse all the laws, cause…he is, who he is!!

Conflicts of Interests are everywhere he turns…but refuses to ever do anything about it. He also continues a $900+ Million Dollar Conflict of Interest "Debt" with Germany and Deutsche Bank, still has a Debt of $650 Million with China, and how much does he owe Russia?...a good reason for blackmail, after Russia cultivated him for over 5 years. He still refuses to reveal his Taxes and has never seriously addressed the Nation as President-elect, on the issue of the Trump/Russia Scandal…in fact, he continues to be an apologist for Russia and Putin over our own CIA, NSA, FBI, all 17 US Security Agencies' Intelligence!!! while Priebus…his Chief of Staff…'refused to deny' that Trump Coordinated or Communicated with Russia during the campaign. What a sorry group! And what an unbelievably insensitive and unpatriotic SOB has America chosen to lead the United States and the Free World!!

Corruption in the Trump Administration already started!...and they haven't even taken power yet! It starts with a Degenerate and Dysfunctional family that goes far beyond how Degenerates comport themselves. Want to buy access to the Trump Clan? For the right price, you too can have Coffee with Ivanka Trump…"I’d love to treat you to Coffee here at Campaign Headquarters at Trump Tower"! auctioning herself off for "Charity"…naturally, through the Trump Foundation, raising money for a worthy Charity...themselves!! The same Foundation all the Trumps use to pay off all their personal Debts and Court Settlements, with.
The Trump Boys? $1 million dollars, buys you a chance to be a great poacher and hunt with "The Boys". Yea! you know?...go hunting for all the Endangered Species of Wild Animals in the World…be part of their infamous illegal hunts, and capture those "Trophies" too! Pictures? That's an extra charge…for their "Charity", of course! For a measly $25K you can shoot a Wild Turkey, instead! And for $1 Million Dollars per…Drum Roll, please!...they seriously arranged (without the Trumpster's knowledge) a "Private" meeting and reception with Good Old Dad!!!!!

American Neo-Nazis believe Trump is the "Heralded Savior of the White Race"…1,094 Hate Crimes towards African-Americans, Muslims, and the LGBT community, perpetrated in a month ever since Trump won…1/3 of all those, Trump's name was highly mentioned.
Now, Laura Ingraham and her enthusiastic Hitler "Sieg Heil" salute, appears as the front-runner for the Press Secretary job…or better known in a Fascist Trump Administration, as Minister of Disinformation!
With a certifiable Trump 'Lie' Policy, set in place in the White House…who cares what the new Press Secretary has to say? It's all part of the White House's ploy, anyhow…a policy of Disinformation and Misinformation!

A Cabinet of Billionaires carefully picked…whether experienced for the post or not… for the Cabinet "Position" that would greatly benefit their financial concerns, the most. Do they ever care about the rest of the country?...why should they start now??
Ahhyup! No one has ever seen Cronyism in this country, the way it really is in a true Kleptocracy!!
America has never experienced, that type of experience!...never! never! never! You gotta go with a scumbag deceitful shyster as a President, at least once in a lifetime…and experience how to live and feel a 3rd World's feelings' of hopelessness and despair, and experience a 3rd World Autocrat's relationship to 'their' people!...nope, never before!
As Michelle Obama said; "Many Americans now know how it feels not to have Hope"…just ask those around you who've lived, migrated, or escaped from Countries like that!

The destruction of a Society starts with the corruption and exploitation of an ignorant and cynical population, where Demagogues, Charlatans, and modern day Con Artists flourish like fungus in a chaotic world…and where control of total power becomes paramount in the formation of an Authoritarian State. If nothing is seriously done about it, America 'will' become Russia's Banana Republic!…just another 3rd World Country run by 'open' public corruption, fear, hypocrisy, suppression, extortion, and graft…and dictated by coward Political Puppets, as they give all the aid & comfort to their Foreign Government benefactors, while a Nation's Sovereignty goes down the toilet!

Is America becoming our own Banana Republic? With a Fascist Administration taking control? You can call it "Karma" if you wish, but yes! on Jan. 20th, the "American Fruit Company" and all its non-ethical standards, will be rebranding itself as the "Russian Fruit Company". Hey! There's no crying in politics! We, the People elected this orange bozo buffoon…so We, the People gotta put up with the total insanity that's headed just around the corner, for 4 long years…and live with it!

And the reaction in the rest of the "Free World" on the leader who'll keep them Safe and Free? All that I can say is; lots and lots of pissed-off and angry middle fingers, all sticking way up in the air and all aimed at the U.S.!! A hint of things to come???

How badly can the Trump Administration corrupt the United States?

Dec 12, 2016

Russia & the Illegitimacy of a Con-Artist

By RF Schatten

The Con Artist tells his "Mark"; Keep an eye on my opponents and the media…they are rigging the election! Like a good Crook & Con Artist, you keep the public focused on your opponent, and keep them guessing at the illusion of distrust, while very quietly…performing all those dastardly dirty deeds you accuse your opponents of doing!

Why would anyone be so surprised that the Election Trump warned us about being Rigged? was Rigged!…rigged by Trump, himself!...with, a little help from his friends.

Those friends? Right Wing factions inside the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the wittingly or unwittingly aid of Director James Comey…and Vladimir Putin. As a former Western Intelligence "officer" who spend 20+ years working in Russian Counterintelligence operations, whose identity remained unknown, told Mother Jones' David Corn and corroborated by a second source: “The Russian regime has been Cultivating, Supporting, and Assisting Trump for at least Five Years. The aim, endorsed by Putin, has been to encourage 'splits' and 'divisions' in the Western Alliance.” He continued; "Trump and his Inner Circle have accepted a great flow of Intelligence from the Kremlin, including on his Democratic and other Political Rivals".
With Russian Intelligence, also compromising Donald Trump every time he visited Moscow…does it appear, "Blackmail" might be playing a role in this Great East/West Bromance?
Russia, today? In the words of David Remnick; "There is no single Field of Activity, not a single Institution, free of the most brutal sort of Corruption. Russia has bred a World-Class Mafia"

In Vladimir Putin, you have this intriguingly savvy former KGB Lieutenant Colonel and veteran Politico, playing with the very small mind of a politically unqualified fool with dreams of Authoritarian Grandeur, a schmuck who's being pushed to the limits by Anti-Muslim and Anti-Semite factions in his own White House, and who literally and visibly has no clue how Government functions…The Donald has become the perfect Stooge for Putin's Puppet Mastery!

Is it surprising that Mitch McConnell has defended Russia and Putin? while Trump has publicly exonerated Russia in favor over our own American Intelligence? For the notoriously "spineless" Senator from the Blue Grass State?…what's another "Treasonous Act"? Collaborating with Bibi's Israeli Government, secretly, behind the back of the President and the Government of the United States, to break up a treaty between Iran, the US, and our Western Allies…is as Treasonous as collaborating with Putin's Russian Government to influence the American General Elections, even to the point of getting involved 'electronically' and changing the make-up of the Election to favor a patsy stooge like Trump.
Yes! yes! yes! That old spy inside Vladimir…just got himself a perfect "Asset"!!…and, a chance to tear down another brick of our suddenly fragile-looking Democracy.

"Democracy must be built through Open Societies that share information. When there is Information, there is Enlightenment. When there is Debate, there are Solutions. When there is No Sharing of Power, No Rule of Law, No Accountability...there is Abuse, Corruption, Subjugation, and Indignation" ~~~ Atifete Jahjaga

Atifete Jahjaga is the former President…and 1st 'Woman' President…of the Republic of Kosovo. Jahjaga knows a bit or two about living under Authoritarian Governments and Rule. Something 'We, the People' have been way too ignorant to understand for 240 years.

What we do understand is, how American Exceptionalism has corrupted the American way of life. We've had our share of Corrupt Authoritarian Regimes with two-bit Dictators, all, which were formed with the blessings and support of the "American Fruit Company"…you remember them?!?!
It's the same old hypocritical American shame of accepting corruption within our own borders while condemning other countries for the very exact same thing.

Now we have a President-elect who is medically, a dangerously overweight and ultra thin-skinned Psychopath. A Vice-President-elect representing Lilly White Christian America and all their holy immorality. A Cabinet of Corrupt & Greedy White Billionaires with their 'token' Ben Carson and Fanatically Insane Generals running our National Defense and Security…and all under the watchful eyes of a self-proclaimed "Fascist", White Supremacist, and Anti-Semite.

Greed and Corruption…where do we start? Never in US History, has there ever been a future Government in Transition with so many lewd signs of greed and corruption, and all before Jan. 20th! Trump's continuous cycle of Conflicts of Interests, phony Blind Trusts, doing personal Trump Corporate business on his own with World Leaders, and now the promise to remain, Producer of his TV Show, while simultaneously being Leader of the Free World?!?! All this just shows the incompetence of this low-life schmuck.
The utmost greed of this degenerate human being?…planning Inaugural Parties and hosting Foreign Dignitaries at his DC Hotel, while still charging them, or the US Government (the American Taxpayers) for the use of the Hotel facilities and its Rooms, all, as he sits back and rakes in the profits. Donald Trump did say; he 'will' be the 1st President ever, who will profit from his position of power…and the American Taxpayers!

Now, with the CIA confirming the data on Russia's intentional tampering of the American General Elections, and the FBI's claim of non-proof of evidence to those facts…we have the most serious situation ever in our Nation's Security History!! internally divided by extreme political philosophy. Right Wing rogue agents from the FBI helping Trump win, and now protecting Trump's exoneration of Russia and Putin, while the CIA's Russian Counterintelligence reaffirmed what they said all along…that the Trump/Russia connection is no accident!…planned, approved, cultivated, and executed 5 years ago.

What, me worry? Yes, America!...don't confuse Alfred E. Newman's words of wisdom for today's Trumpisms…do worry!! And worry a lot!! On FoxNews, our future President, the man this Country elected to lead us to "Peace and Prosperity" was interviewed and said he doesn't care, cause he's "too smart" of a man to take in daily Security briefings! As PoliticusUSA's Jason Easley summarized so well; He's going to violate his Oath of Office by refusing to Protect and Defend the Security of the United States!

Ahhyup! With the wholesale corruption and greed that has already started taken place, even before being sworn in?!?!…Kleptocracy in our next administration will become highly rampant after they officially take power!!

America! Wake the F**k Up!! Should an investigation take place before the "Electoral College" officially votes?? An investigation into Russia's involvement in our American Election Process, which now includes the criminal acts of Breaching the White House's computer system, the State Department's, both major Political Party's, and the offices of the Pentagon's Chief of Staff!…Facts and Reports, plus a look at "our" FBI that appears more like a manifestation of the evil ahead, rather than the Government Agency created to protect us!
This whole fiasco apparently is greater and more dangerous than anyone first imagined.

Right now! Bipartisan efforts led by Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. John McCain for the GOP, with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Jack Reed for the Democrats, are being initiated in Congress…in a signed Statement, they have formally requested an immediate, full and complete, investigation!!
Not surprisingly, even Mitch McConnell…the spineless one, himself…had to give in and formally asked for an immediate investigation.

And if anyone seriously still questions any of those reasons for an Immediate Investigation?? Then, Donald and The Vlad…his Brother from another Mother…will have achieved their primary goal!...keep America Ignorant for another 240 years!!

C.I.A. Judgment on Russia Built on Swell of Evidence - The New York Times

Dec 4, 2016

The Rise of Kleptocracy & The Convenient Lie

By RF Schatten

Will America allow "President" Donald Trump to lie, at will? There are many things about a Pathological Liar, like the incoming President, who lies 75%-80%+ of the time…and most of the time, you can just let it fly over your head, cause you know the truth and how much horseshit this transparent liar can administer.

But as President of the United States, when giving serious Foreign Policy Speeches…hopefully with a "teleprompter"…if not properly addressed, how do Americans interpret them? How would we know when Trump is lying or when he's not?
We may have to put up with a lot of his garbage and nonsense for the next 4 years because "We, the People" elected…with all our infinite wisdom…a seriously flawed and incompetent human being, a habitual Liar, a renowned Billionaire con-artist/grifter, and Snake Oil Salesman extraordinaire to lead the entire Free World, all on his promise…"believe me"!
But, how is the rest of the World going interpret his messages? Messages sent out by a very Fascist, very Anti-Semitic, and very White Nationalist Executive Branch, with their systematic agenda of Xenophobia, Fear, and Hate to achieve their goals of a Global White Christian World!

Trump's agenda? What agenda?? Or did you really believe his Campaign Persona was just an election joke??? This little boy had to be led by his tiny little hands by Barack Obama, and learn what the duties of being the "#1 Guy", really are!! Right now? The Donald is just Putin's Puppet Overseas, Steve Bannon's Puppet on Domestic Affairs, and Reince Priebus' Puppet for Koch Industry …Trump, of course, is Trump…he's his own Puppet & Ventriloquist rolled into one, a professional grifter who sold whatever remained in that empty Soul of his, to these 3 true-life Puppet Masters.

"Bullshit" is just the Convenient Lie! doesn't matter whether is true or false, it just achieves its purpose…it gets your attention!!

That's the danger in America…and for the rest of the world in the foreseeable future. With Respect, Decorum, and Diplomacy being flushed down the Political Toilet…Charlatans and Demagogues have risen up into a stature of social acceptability. In one clean swoop, Donald Trump's White House will be in the control of the American Neo-Nazi Party & the Ku Klux Klan, along with the John Birch Society!...'that', with Vladimir Putin's apparently successful tête-â-tête with the Trumpster, and his positive efforts to co-mingle with Comey and the American FBI? America! we're in for one long 4 years in our Nation's 240 years of continuing History!

Today, a small or large Bullshit can be as dangerous as a Blatant Lie…the Lie itself, is much a part of the Art of Propaganda; "Repeat a lie over and over, sooner or later, it will be taken and accepted as the Truth". Lies are truths needed to be covered up, a Bullshit is just made up babble using facts and fiction to add to the suspense and confusion of "Is it a Lie or is it not?". Liars are always hiding something…but Bullshit Artists are more dangerous, cause they don't give a damn whether they're telling the Truth or Not, and have no remorse of what they say and to whom they say it to.
With an elected President, who's both, medically a Pathological Liar, and a very openly renowned professional Bullshit Artist?…"Kleptocracy" has leased the White House for the next 4 years! Serious trouble is looming in our not too distant future…as Christiane Amanpour said; "It's a very dangerous world".

Living in the 21st Century, knowing and understanding this wired up, ever expanding Global Village and its Virtual Society…in which we all live in. Where anyone can find all the information available in our world, he or she would ever want. But like every good that comes into this world…the bad is not too far behind. Social Media is the first truly useful source for Citizen Journalism…it has changed how the world perceives the news…and how Politicos perceive the Internet.

There is nothing wrong with Social Networks, but, if you haven't done it, yet?…you have to grow up and understand the Internet is not an after work amusement or hobby, anymore…your cyberspace family consists of the ultimate compilation of every Lifestyle, every Race, every Color, every Religion, everyone in the world! Atheists, Fascists, Socialists, Conservatives, Liberals, Mugs, Pugs, Thugs, Nitwits, Half-wits, Dim-wits, Pro-This, Anti-That…yes! if you come up with the greatest most original idea in the history of the universe, you will find someone in the world with the exact same idea, who understands perfectly and agrees with you! That's the Power of the Internet.
And in Politics, writing stories that favor your candidate or writing one against your opponent, mixing Fact and Fiction may not be new, but it's the newest genre in political campaign practices…effectively tested out by FoxNews, Breitbart, and Drudge!
It's really not that hard to have just enough intelligence to know and understand the differences, or find out the truth!...and with this cast of characters right out of Leni Riefenstahl's 1934 epic classic "Triumph of the Will"?...plain common sense should suffice.

In a world, where using Lies and Bullshit has become the latest technique for politically scamming and exploiting supporters and other voters, the use of Lies, Bullshit, Misinformation, Half-Truths, and Insinuations…are all intertwined with Fact and Fiction. Make political statements confusing enough to make a person not give a damn whether it's true or false…as long, as Trump said "believe me"'s OK!
It's the undertones of the story and the sound-bytes of Hate and Fear…and its public Reception…what Republicans are really looking for.

Yes, Hillary!! Many never doubted you, and neither did I! You're right, you were right from the very beginning!…you've been right since 1998!...'that' "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy in America" you warned us about, is upon us. They're living in a White House controlled by Fascists, Anti-Semites, White Nationalists, Sexual Predators, and with corrupt & greedy Industrialists throwing their money around. The names and addresses of Trump, Bannon, Sessions, Koch, Mad Dog, and Company, have Mailboxes and Personal Servers all reserved for them, along with instructions…"How to Delete Emails…really Fast, for Dummies".

Why do I feel this event will not be as Traditional? As hard as the Government tries to keep up with tradition, knowing well our future President, and the scores of women who don't like to be grabbed anywhere without their permission?…you know, they will be heard! In Trump's words, "An Awesome Event".
The Event? The Inauguration of our 45th President on Jan. 20th…while being Sworn President in 'front' of the Capital, where, there's no doubt protesters will make their presence seen in front of the world…at the same time , One Million Women will show their Constitutional Rights of Disapproval, Descent, & Free Speech in a little demonstration in the 'back' of the Capitol! at the Lincoln Memorial.

Which leads me back to the original question; Will America allow President Donald Trump to lie at will throughout his Presidency? And now, with the swift rise of Kleptocracy in the White House?
Allow Trump to lie at will? Yes? No?...umm! it's going to be extremely interesting to see what happens when his "political honeymoon" with whoever voted for him in America, comes to a realistic crashing end…when the Trump Family Reality Show becomes a ratings' bust! And when the audience starts to demand a cancellation of his Presidency, in 2 words…You're Fired!!

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