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The Donald Affair: Trump Blasts O’Reilly


Everybody, from highbrow political analysts to unknown bloggers (I may be somewhere in-between) are throwing in their finest political analysis possible to make sense of what I would call “The Donald Affair”, the incongruous rise of a mogul within the party of the elite, threatening said elite but rendered untouchable by their own voters which they can’t now control. It’s a class-war within the GOP.

Trump blasts O'Reilly: Fox News haven for 'Trump haters'

Trump blasts O’Reilly: Fox News haven for ‘Trump haters’

What makes the ‘Donald Affair’ so fascinating is  that it is the conservative voters, not the progressives, waging a class war against the elite, INSIDE the elites’ own house, the GOP. And the fun part of this comedy is watching the GOP struggling to keep their house from being ransacked by the pitchforked mob in a T-shirt.

That word, class-war, is the one element avoided by the mainstream media, mainly because it is taboo in this nation of ours. They will have you believe that the Donald ‘problem’ is just a manifestation of popular culture gone awry, the love for the ‘famous’, anger about Washington insiders and illegal immigration. But consider the use of the word ‘elite’ by these outraged conservative voters.

The word ‘elite’ has never been dripping from their mouth as much as it is now. Until his run for the presidency,  ‘elite’ was a word used by the ‘liberals’, a sound that produced immediate attacks on them, for it (wrongly) stood, until now and according to the conservatives, for hatred of the wealthy.

Now, the conservative voters, and some democrats, have ‘embraced‘ the word ‘elite’ with a virulence not shown by the ‘liberals’ before them. Heck, the conservatives are showing more hatred of the ‘elite’ than we ever thought them capable of, and more than us progressives because at least THEY are doing SOMETHING about the elite. They are making the elite and the GOP CEOs TREMBLE.  You would have expected this show of ‘disrespect‘ for the elite to come from the democrats, not from the conservative voters. In that sense, I salute ye, conservatives.

But there is more to this ‘Donald Affair”.  Consider that, while there is open hatred of the ‘elite’, that elite is just a word, an abstraction, an elite without a face. As long as it stays like that, the elite is in trouble because it represents a ‘generalized’ hatred, not a particular one against one person. And yet, putting a face to it TODAY is a bad idea too because we have those elitists showing their real hearts: the guy who increased the AIDS pill from $13 to $700, the peanut king incarcerated for 28 years for the crime of ‘greed’, as the judge called it.

People are not blind. They are just tired of being screwed up by the powers that be.

That’s why the Donald has become an icon, an avatar representing that generalized hatred. He represents “hatred against the INSIDERS”, which is another generalization. Who are the ‘insiders’, what does that means, “insiders”, and how does it shows?

The pro-Donald knows what It means: that the elite has bought our misleadership in Congress and the White House with their lobbyists and PAC donations, and it shows in policies harming the middle class and condoning the criminality of the Wall Street and corporate elite. The ‘anti-migration’ focus is just the nerve where all that buying and criminality ends for them: we have illegal immigration because there are no jobs here and the corporations prefer to hire the cheap Mexican workforce. It all comes back to the economy.

The Donald Affair will stay in the annals of political history of this nation as one of the most interesting episodes, the one that promised the beginning of the shaking down by the electorate of the two political parties: the Trumpists and the Bernies.

Good luck to you all. Don’t let your movement be taken like the ORIGINAL Tea Party by the Koch brothers.

Man sets himself on fire on the Mall


Man is critically injured after setting himself on fire on the Mall

WARNING! Image that may be considered disturbing by some people is included in this post.

In the USA, contrary to Europe and the Middle East, the  visible evidence of the consequences of the war on the working class unleashed by their elected law-breakers…um…I meant to say law-maker’s policies, is not the working class seen in the streets fighting their corrupted elected politicians and their police-state. No. In the USA, the visible evidence of that class war is the disintegration of the public mental health in the form of self-immolation, increase in suicide rates, increase in ‘mass shootings’. It’s not ‘chemical imbalance’, it’s mental illness due to political imbalance. Mental illness  in healthy societies is very low and not a problem to that society.

This  evidence of the  increased mental deterioration of our people is what our president callously referred to as that pesky

ritual that we go through every three or four months

I know you don’t like to hear this but, our president’s and law-breakers (in both houses of Congress and both parties) laws redistribute our wealth up to the billionaire elite of Wall Street, to the war-mongering arms dealers and builders, the health insurance industry’s CEOs, the pharma and to the surveillance industry’s CEOs (among other privileged elitists) through trillions of dollars spent in contracts. This leaves the public safety-net destroyed when we need it the most.

The ignored-by-the-media epidemic increase in homelessness, usurious loan interest rates that guarantee the debt will be unpaid by an unemployed working class, the trillions in student loan debt that guarantee the students will not have a living-salary because the interest is prohibitive, veterans returning home without health and mental health services, all of this and more can have ONE guaranteed result: trauma to the mental health, individually and collectively.

But there are TWO public expressions of this problem: class struggle in the streets, as in Europe and the Middle East, or collective and individual depression expressed in self-directed violence and/or spontaneous, unplanned violence against the society. This last one is the one the law-breakers fear because they know it can turn into class struggle in the streets with THEM as the target.

Soo, before that happens, they and their media have DISCONNECTED from the public view the chain that ties  the INCREASE in ‘mental health issues’ to the economic and political war on the working class, and put the blame on mental illness as a threat to society, with the mentally ill turned in the public eye into a ‘terrorist’.

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Famous photo of Vietnam era Tibetan monk protesting the war.

Self-immolation has got to be the most extreme form of political statement. The Tibetan monks used it to protest the Vietnam war and even today. We have yet to see why that man in the mall here in the US set himself on fire but, whatever the reason, it’s a bad omen of the extreme effect this ‘economical crisis’ is having on our people.

These laws taking away the civil rights of people with ‘mental illness’ are NOT created for your protection. They have been created for the protection of the elected officials and the banking and financial elite AFRAID of what may happen to them when we finally wake up.

People, the medicine we need is ‘the people united’ putting the fear in the elite’s heart.