We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, April 24, 2017

Donald Trump Has Been Played Like a Violin

Click here to access article by David William Pear from OpEdNews
Trumps critics are so numerous, unrelenting and persistent that like a cornered rat, Trump lost any sanity that he may have possessed and instead of lashing out at his tormentors, he lashed out at Syria's president Bashar al-Assad. Just like a drunk that comes home and beats his wife, terrorize his children, busts up the furniture and kicks the dog it accomplished nothing but chaos, but it feels so good to blow off some steam, even if it is at the wrong target.

Now Trump has a lot of damage to repair and it will take more than a night in the drunk tank to patch up the mess he has made. It is probably beyond redemption. Worse is that like an alcoholic there is no cure for someone drunk with power. Predictably Trump will continue with his unpredictable binges on which he prides himself. The world will now be walking on eggshells waiting for Trumps next irrational outburst.

Trump is not the only insane actor.
Judging by Trump's actions after only three months in office, I think that Pear has Trump figured out. If we ordinary Americans, and many others around world, survive the next four years reasonably intact, it will be a miracle. The latest evidence to support this view of Trump's administration is this 17:03m YouTube video essay (starting at 1:20m after a promotional message) entitled "McMaster of War" constructed by Kurt Nimmo and posted on Newsbud. Rabid neoconservatives are now in control of the US and its Empire. 

As long as they can control Trump, their latest useful idiot, this remains true; but even if they get rid of Trump, they will place another useful idiot in charge. Rabid capitalist hawks in the directorate of the US Empire are the puppeteers who now conduct this show of horrors.

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