commentary by Monomakh —–
The absolute bullshit that comes our of academia and “science” today never ceases to astound me. These people are absolutely full of shit IMO! Case in point? Here’s the latest and it concerns PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP:
“Unethical amnesia” could explain some of Donald Trump’s forgetfulness” reads the headline on AOL News this morning. The article notes that Trump made headlines this past week by “forgetting” a campaign promise. On his “Thank you tour” Trump said in Indiana that he “forgot” he’d promised to save American jobs at the Carrier gas furnace factory in Ohio. In fact, he said he “found out” about HIS promise only when he saw a Carrier employee talking about it on TV! Trump went on to say, “And I never thought I made that promise. Not with Carrier. I made it for everybody else. I didn’t make it really for Carrier.” FACT CHECK is that Trump DID in FACT pledge to keep Carrier jobs in the US rather than letting them go to Mexico. And, Trump made that pledge SEVERAL TIMES during his presidential campaign! So why did Trump forget?
Well leave it up to a Business Insider report to come up with an ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT explanation! That opinion article refers to new social science research (what a load of CRAP) about what is being called “unethical amnesia.” And just what is that? “Research” conducted by social science professors at Northwestern and Harvard Universities shows that some people have poor memories when they engage in dishonest behavior such as those who run for office and make campaign promises like Trump. This research concluded that after a person engages in unethical behavior (ie: LYING!) memories of their actions become more “obfuscated” over time because of the “psychological distress” (ie: GUILT) and discomfort such misdeeds cause. In other words, people who LIE tend to not be able to KEEP THEIR LIES STRAIGHT because they tell so many LIES they forget which lies they’ve told! And we had to have a social science “research study” for this??? And the “cure” for this “unethical amnesia”? The Northwestern and Harvard academics say the cure is to “reflect.” WTF? Reflect? Don’t you mean “try to remember what LIES you’ve told and to whom you’ve told them to”?
So is this a taste of what we’re going to get for the upcoming 4 years (and hopefully not any longer than that)? The conservative press making up excuses for Trump? (and YES I consider Business Insider a right wing Corporatist media). The FACT is that Donald Trump made a lot of promises he knew he couldn’t keep during his campaign just as all other people running for office do. His sole purpose was to get votes and get elected so he, like all other politicians, told people what he thought they wanted to hear. He latched on to the far right winger agenda and played it like a fine tuned fiddle! He simply told the right wingers what they wanted to hear and they fell of him lock, stock, and barrel. But, NOW that he’s been elected there is a PROBLEM for all of you right wingers out there in never-never-land.
That right winger problem is Trump is appointing cabinet and staff officials to his administration that stand in DIRECT OPPOSITION to many of the positions he took during his campaign! For example, this ExxonMobile CEO that (rumor says) he’s going to name as his Secretary of State does NOT support America becoming energy independent AND he has stated in the past that he SUPPORTS A CARBON TAX! Those two items are directly opposed to what Trump said during his campaign as Trump specifically stated and tweeted that he was absolutely opposed to a carbon tax and that he absolutely supports America becoming energy independent. So why is Trump appointing people that are at the opposite ends of his agenda? “Unethical amnesia” perhaps? LMAO!
Let me enlighten you and especially all you right wingers out there…………….
Donald Trump is a PLAYER AND ACTOR in case you haven’t noticed. His “reality” TV hit “The Apprentice” was amazing and Trump played the role of “big boss man” absolutely perfectly. But it was an ACT designed for TELEVISION! In fact, all of these so called “reality shows” have little to nothing to do with REALITY at all. Example: I don’t know about you but if I were stuck on an island or deep in the wilderness and was trying to survive I’d be killing me some shit like rabbits, deer, wild boars, birds, fish, etc. I’ll be damned if I would be sitting around eating rice and cockroaches! Another example: If I went hunting for Bigfoot and I got pics, DNA, and various sorts of physical evidence that the creature actually exists I’d make sure to PROVE IT beyond ANY doubt to the entire world using REAL SCIENCE so that its existence would be undeniable! I’ll be damned if I’d be running to and fro unshaven and looking one of the Beverly Hillbillies looking at “evidence” (photos, blood, etc) gotten by other people and just walk away without taking possession of that evidence for testing! Like I said. There all of these “reality shows” have nothing to do with REALITY and that includes Trump’s “The Apprentice.”
I’ve personally always believed that a man or woman’s ACTIONS speak far louder than their words and in the case of our President-elect his recent actions in appointing his cabinet and staff are INCONSISTENT with his words spoken BY HIM during HIS campaign for POTUS. That tells me HE LIED! This guy isn’t even in office yet! He’s appointing people that stand in direct opposition to his campaign rhetoric and promises and that tells me that in Trump’s mind running for POTUS was just another “reality show.” Well guess what America? LIFE ISN’T A FRICKIN REALITY SHOW!! In MY opinion Donald Trump is already proving he’s a LIAR! He’s already showing us just how well he played and conned us! He’s already laughing at how stupid and foolish We The People have been AGAIN all the way to the Oval Office!!
Don’t you think that if Trump had been serious about his promises and policy positions he would be appointing people who agree with his positions? Sure he would BUT he’s NOT doing that! He’s appointing people with the OPPOSITE VIEWS and that had better wake all of you right AND left wingers up very quickly! And let’s not forget that Trump used to be a Democrat. Is he now a RINO? If so then it means that a RINO has once again FOOLED the American right wing Republican voters and, frankly, you should be ashamed of yourself for being fooled so easily by someone like Donald Trump!
I’m surprised Trump hasn’t suffered from “unethical amnesia” in connection with his campaign motto, “Make America Great Again.” Trump is a rich man. In fact, he’s the richest man in America! What he’s going to do is make America great again for his Corporatist buddies NOT YOU! In fact, I haven’t heard Trump say one damned thing about how he plans to help the working poor in this country haven you? I haven’t heard him explain that once he trashes Obamacare what he’s going to replace it with IF anything. Or are we going to simply return to millions of the working poor not having any health insurance at all? Is that his plan? This guy is putting his Corporatists pals into the highest positions in our government and IF you think he’s going to make Corporate America start paying their fair share of taxes THINK AGAIN! It isn’t going to happen! In fact, I think the way he plans to keep jobs in America is by giving his Corporatist buddies even BIGGER tax breaks! Hide and watch!
It also appears Trump has every intention of ripping apart EVERYTHING Obama has done in the past 8 years. It appears his thinking MAY be “rip it apart and let the pieces fall where they may.” That’s NOT good leadership! In fact that is FOOLISH leadership! He ways he’s going to unite this country. Really? After consistently insulting women, blacks, Muslims, Hispanics, and just about every other group that is not upper class White male? Hell he spent his campaign contributing to DISUNITY in this nation and now elected he’s saying he wants to unite people? I think Trump might need a few pointers in how to unite people because thus far I see NOTHING in him capable of uniting the American people but I see a whole lot in him that would be able to DISUNITE us even MORE than we are today! Oh, is this just another case of his “unethical amnesia” perchance?
Let me end this rant with this little tidbit —–
Trump is considering naming Senator Jeff Sessions R-Alabama as US Attorney General. Yet, according to NPR and his colleagues in the US Senate Sessions has made numerous RACIAL COMMENTS during his tenure including saying that he supported the KU KLUX KLAN until he found out they smoke dope! Further, he allegedly said that a white lawyer who represents a black defendant is a “disgrace to his race” and he’s been highly critical of the ACLU saying they have “forced civil rights down the throats of people.” Sessions has reportedly said that the US Voting Rights Act is nothing more than an intrusive piece of legislation. When it comes to immigration issues Session is known to be a “hardliner” and the NAACP has given Sessions the gracious title of being “a leading voice for the Old South and the conservative White backlash vote” in the US Senate! Sessions has been rather outspoken when it comes to immigration and is the most vocal opponent of immigration reform in the Senate. He opposes a path to citizenship for immigrants in the US illegally, he backs Trump’s BERLIN WALL on our southern border with Mexico, and he even reportedly supports limiting immigration in order to “protect American jobs.” Oh yeah, those jobs NO American wants such as landscaping, construction, and washing dishes?
And then there is Steve Bannon who Trump has named as his Chief Strategist and Senior Adviser and placed him on equal footing with his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Frankly, I don’t know who is worse Brannon or Senator Sessions! Brannon is the former Chairman of Breitbart News which many consider to be a far right-wing news site (think Nazi)! Brannon is an extremist to say the least. While running Breitbart News they published articles such as “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive & Crazy.” WTF? How in the hell does birth control make women look like anything other than RESPONSIBLE? Brannon, reportedly (see link below) has been charged in the past with domestic violence by his ex-wife and although she later dropped these charges one thing is clear. Brannon sees, I think, women as nothing but “cheap property.” As a Washington Insider he has the reputation of being an unpredictable political operative (meaning he likes to play both sides of the fence). But here’s the clincher about him IMO….he once told a writer for the Daily Beast that he (Brannon) was a “Leninist”! WTF??? A Leninist? He went on to reportedly say, “I’m a Leninist. Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal, too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.” WTF? This guy is DANGEROUS! Vladimir Lenin is the very man who had the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family MURDERED and who established the SOVIET UNION! Lenin did manage to bring down the establishment of Tsarist Russia and then replaced it with a highly paranoid POLICE STATE! Is this Brannon’s goal too? It appears so!! Now you must ask if Donald Trump truly wants to “Make America Great Again” and if he really does want to “unite America” again and IF he really does support free enterprise, freedom, and democracy then how in the hell does he explain naming someone like Steve Brannon a self avowed LENINIST as his Senior Adviser???
Now Trump would be really stupid to appoint people to his administration who stand in direct opposition to his own views and goals but that DOES appear to be what he’s doing. Now I do NOT think Trump is an idiot. What I think he’s done is LIED to the voters in this nation to get elected and now that he’s elected he’s appointing people that are supportive of his REAL VIEWS AND GOALS! So I must ask this question…..Is Donald Trump the American Hitler? Is Donald Trump the American Lenin or Stalin? Why would he appoint someone like Brannon and put him in a top position in his administration if he did not agree to some degree with Brannon’s ideology? Only one reason! That is, Trump is NOT what he has presented himself to be a a candidate for POTUS period! If Trump is an idiot, which I do not think he is, then by appointing these people who stand in direct opposition to his views and goals is setting himself up for MASSIVE FAILURE as a president! No, he’s not doing that. He’s appointing people that agree with his REAL POSITION AND GOALS for this nation and, frankly, I think Trump might be a NIGHTMARE about to descend on America in ways we can’t even yet imagine! And God help you if you are anything but a rich, white, male, Fascist Corporatist!
I was giving Trump the benefit of the doubt but I am NO LONGER. His appointments (his actions) are speaking far, far louder than his verbal rhetoric and his actions (appointments) are sending up RED FLAGS by the tons in my mind and they ought to be in yours too! We may well REGRET having Trump as president but, by then, it will be too late for all of us down on America’s Main Street.
My God! What have we done America? Trump is not an example of “unethical amnesia.” He’s apparently just another lying politician type! He lied to us to get elected and now that he is elected he’s about to unleash a Fascist Corporatism on steroids on us all. Our nation and the common working poor American people WILL NOT survive such an assault! It’s OVER and it hasn’t even begun yet!