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Running and hiding - 27 September 2016

A wall can’t be high or low or wide enough to block tunnel or water or air travel.  We say that Islam is medieval, but ignoring the lessons of the Berlin Wall and the Kabul wall and the Great Wall of China is further from the facts of current technology, and it shows the absurdity of both Terrorist Trump and Yahoo Netanyahu.  The only way to deter threats to any nation is to accept globalization by working at ways to understand one another.

And, while Heehaw Hillary’s many lies indicate that we can’t trust her, Dingdong Donald’s claim that his ancestors in Germany changed their name from Drumpf to Trump during the Thirty Years War shows that he’s also ignorant.  The Thirty Years War wasn’t between Germany and England but between Protestants and Roman Catholics.  More likely is that his ancestors changed their name to immigrate to the United States.

And the most likely reason for them to do that would be that they were German Jews.  That’s why Hell Harry Nuclear Holocaust Truman’s mother’s ancestors changed their name from Jung to Young the year before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  And whoever made that claim the first section of Trump’s Wikipedia biography must have done it in a silly effort to forestall those reasonable suppositions.


Sean Penn vs. Ridgemont High - 26 September 2016

Pundits are now saying that Heehaw Hillary may lose the debate this evening because Dingdong Donald may restrain himself.  That suggests that Heehaw Hillary, who relies on teleprompters far more than does Dingdong Donald, may be unable to think of anything say beyond her assessment of his offensiveness to her.  And it also suggests that what Dingdong Donald says about her isn’t factual or substantial or important to us.

But what it mainly suggests is that how candidates say what they say is more important to us than what they say.  And one media pundit said that Walter Mondale’s laughing when Ronald Reagan said he wouldn’t exploit his age and inexperience was from desperation.  I’ve met Mondale and suspect that his laughter was sincere appreciation.

And I also suspect that Obama vetoed the bill to permit families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia wasn’t because he doesn’t advocate permitting anyone to sue anyone but because he wishes to get along with Saudi Arabia and expects an override.


Internment - 25 September 2016

Terrorist Trump said the United States is “wounded.”  Evidence of the truth of his assertion is that our most prominent political parties have nominated him and Cackle Clinton to preside over the government of the United States by the will of the people of the United States.  The most obvious question is why nearly as many people of the United States are saying that the others and their candidates are wounding us.

And the main difficulty in answering that question is in defining the difference between the word “populism” and the word “bigotry.”  Partisanship and nationalism are forms of bigotry, categories of people’s claiming they’re better than other people, and they’re popular.  The problem is that we don’t define the common denominator of good.

And that problem is part of the heritage of the “land of the free.”  Before our Declaration of Independence, we oppressed natives of this continent and natives of Africa we enslaved, and we continued to do it after we ratified our Constitution.  Etc.


What has love to do? - 24 September 2016

Media and government pundits call soliciting votes from African Americans courting black voters.  The candidates to preside over the government of all the people of the United States aren’t courting voters but soliciting votes by any means they think is necessary.  And both African American voters and European American voters need to look behind the baloney.

And similar misrepresentation concerns a woman who resigned from her job serving food to children in a school cafeteria because she had to give a cheese sandwich instead of a hot entree to a nine-year-old because his parents owed more than 25 dollars for the meals.  Surely the child wept not from hunger but from shame, and more from shame of his stature among his classmates than from shame of his parents, shame parents and teachers routinely encourage.  We call it sportsmanship, but actually it’s shame from peers not selecting some children, to help humiliate others.

Both testaments of the Bible say that God is not a respecter of persons.  That use of the word “respect” is the opposite of our current colloquial use of it.  In that context, that word refers to what we now designate with the word “discrimination,” and parents and teachers habitually discriminate in any way that neither laws nor policies specifically proscribe.


Belying the eye of time - 23 September 2016

Note that the European stock market is booming while ours is stagnating.  And remember that our mass media money pundits said the European market would crash if the United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union.  And note that they’re never as reliable as meteorologists.

Another question is why, when the Dow did a huge correction a few months ago, those pundits didn’t mention it.  The main ones stopped their daily reporting of its fluctuations until it returned to an approximation of its earlier level.  Then they resumed reporting its minor fluctuations.

But, most destructively, those pundits advise selling stock when its price is low.  Common sense says we should sell when prices are high and buy when they’re low.  And that fact is especially pertinent to the 401k mutual funds of middle class masses.


TexArkAxis - 22 September 2016

Anyone who has read both Torah and the Qur’an knows that Judaism is far more murderous and otherwise violent than is Islam.  The book of Numbers says Moses directed violating half of the Ten Commandments, and the book of Kings says Solomon violated proscriptions against kings in the book of Deuteronomy.  And the Qur’an confirms the Torah and contains no stories of violating any of its commandments.

And evangelical Christians are more Judaic than Islamic.  Hypocrite Huckabee contradicted the pacifism of Jesus to call owning guns a God-given right.  And Pretentious Perry preaches killing while his capitol displays the Ten Commandments.

So evangelical support for Terrorist Trump should surprise no attentive person.


Preaching and preying - 21 September 2016

Muslims immigrated from Somali to Minnesota to escape what hypocrites like ISIS were doing to them.  In Minnesota, they made peaceful productive lives for themselves, but now United States media and government pundits are treating them as terrorists.  So some of them are now susceptible to ISIS propaganda, and those pundits’ self-fulfilling prophesies are inspiring the pundits to further radicalize peaceful Muslims, in Minnesota.

And Terrorist Trump has increased that problem by eliciting Medal of Honor earners to support it.  Soldiers, excepting the general grade officers Dingdong Donald has also recruited, aren’t politicians.  And the general grade officers aren’t diplomats, and Flynn apparently admires Custer and helps extend trails of tears, to Muslims.

And Flynn directed the Defense Intelligence agency.  I was working for the Defense Intelligence Agency when it helped the Central Intelligence Agency turn Afghanistan into a Cold War pawn.  That, in 1973, started our trouble there.


Followers and leaders - 20 September 2016

The current campaign to preside over the United States Government gets weirder and weirder.  Now Dingdong Donald has an African American woman promoting him by saying he believes in “god, guns, and country.”  And media pundits are saying that the problem with how Heehaw Hillary is responding to nearly falling on her head at a 9/11 commemoration as again as he did in response to Benghazi is that it’s more of her lies.

And media pundits are saying that Terrorist Trump’s using Medal of Honor earners to promote his terrorist attitude is less important that his using them to promote his denial of his “birther” baloney.  The 150 general grade military officers supporting him are an embarrassment to the United States military.  And that’s more of his terrorism.

And the mealy mouthing of Mike Pence and Tim Kaine is only more of what the candidates to preside are doing.  The main problem with the campaign is how many people are selling their souls for it.  But that assumes that they hadn’t before.


Through the partisan looking glass - 19 September 2016

The costume of MSNBC’s warmup act for Cheap Chuck Trivial Todd’s show Meet the Press Daily is a blue collar and shirt sleeves he rolls up below his necktie.  And that exemplifies the absurdity of NBC’s moving Lying Brian to MSNBC and calling that firing him.  A gaggle of NBC and MSNBC “anchors” is emulating Dingdong Donald’s and Heehaw Hillary’s lack of logic by saying Heehaw didn’t do what Dingdong said she did.

They’re ignoring Aristotle’s reasonable assertion that one can’t prove a negative.  And another example of media irrationality is the pundit position that Obama’s reaction to Terrorist Trump’s saying Obama was born in the U.S.A. was no reaction.  Obama perfectly pertinently reacted by saying that he already knew he was born in the U.S.A.

And, maybe I’m missing something, but I’ve heard no media or government pundit ask how letting Dingdong Donald’s family operate his commercial business is a trust more blind than Bubba Bill and Heehaw Hillary’s resigning from the board of their foundation.


Br’er Fox and blind trust - 18 September 2016

Dingdong Donald speaks to African Americans as Br’er Rabbit spoke to the tar baby.  He gave it a cheerful greeting and began punching and kicking it when it didn’t respond as he expected.  But Heehaw Hillary has been playing African Americans for votes, since joining the party of Jefferson Davis and Camelot Kennedy in the state of Orval Faubus, and each of those European Americans grew up in the briar patch of greed.

A difference is that Dingdong Donald is trying harder to have Yahoo Netanyahu throw him further into that briar patch, while Yahoo Netanyahu is treating Heehaw Hillary as Br’er Rabbit treated the tar baby because she worked for Obama, because he doesn’t treat Muslims as that white rabbit treated the tar baby.

We the people need a President who wishes to preside over a government of the people for the people and not for his or her private fortune at the cost of whatever bigotry is most massively popular.


The cost of cheap talk - 17 September 2016

Deplorability is the ability to deplore.  No one no one is able to deplore is deplorable.  And, conspicuously, both Heehaw Hillary and Dingdong Donald are able to deplore many people.  But the origin of the word “deplore” is French for weeping, from persons or places or things or circumstances, essentially defining compassion.  Both Cackle Clinton and Terrorist Trump preach compassion.  But neither habitually practices it.

It’s like depictions of Jesus’ last supper, presenting Jesus and his disciples on one side of a table, the side opposite to everyone else.  And the Gospels say the supper was a celebration of God’s sending an angel to slaughter the first child of every Egyptian for what their pharaoh did.  But they also say Jesus preached the innocence of children.

Evangels who say that Jesus celebrated that slaughter also say that he said that entry into paradise requires being as a little child and that better for anyone harming a child would be throwing that person into a sea with a millstone around his neck.


Bad straw days - 16 September 2016

“Selfies” in voting booths permit buying votes.  A person buying votes can require the person he pays to take a picture to prove his promise.  Surely that consideration outweighs the arguments for it, including the one that first time voters photograph their ballots as a souvenir, and people arguing so irrationally aren’t reasonable enough to vote validly and might vote against the deplorability of Trump’s hair or Clinton’s clothes.

But media and government pundits ordinarily argue so irrationally.  And one of them is Joe Scarborough, whose hair is at least as weird as Dingdong Donald’s, as he taunts from his glass house as though it’s made of bricks, but perhaps it is.  The First Amendment protects the media’s right to abdicate their responsibility.

And Scarborough was a Congressman and abdicated that responsibility to join people like Bill O’Reilly in absurdly calling themselves journalists as though they’re reporting to the people the daily facts important to them.


Earning whose living? - 15 September 2016

What are the political wishes of Bubba Bill for Heehaw Hillary?  Why did he say, after her campaign said she had pneumonia, that her problem Sunday was overheating when the outside temperature was room temperature at “ground zero” when she snuck away from the ceremony?  What might be more detrimental to presiding over the government of the United States, habitual denial of what “is” obviously is, or stumbling pneumonia?

Bubba Bill’s and Heehaw Hillary’s many years of hobnobbing with Dingdong Donald suggests that Bubba recruited Dingdong to sabotage the Republican Party to slime Heehaw into the Whitehouse.  But Bubba’s and Heehaw’s denying what “is” is may slime Dingdong into the Whitehouse.  Liar Lochte may be more credible.

And compare Cackle Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” name-calling to Terrorist Trump’s making only “farmworkers” an exception to his calling immigrants from Mexico drug dealers and murderers and rapists.


Respecters of persons - 14 September 2016

Both Dingdong Donald bigots and Heehaw Hillary bigots are deplorable, and that includes both their supporters and their selves, and anyone else who’s partisan.  Partisanship is a kind of bigotry, as are sexism and racism and nationalism and any other rationale for prejudice, and most definitively religious sectarianism.  Bigotry, etymologically, was French Christians mocking English Christians a millennium ago.

And that’s the weirdest part.  The Qur’an says it confirms the Gospels and the Torah, but people calling themselves Muslims are killing people calling themselves Christians and Jews, because people calling themselves Jews and Christians have been trying to kill people calling themselves Muslims since Muhammad founded Islam.  And the basic premise of Judaism is that God promised to help them kill anyone else to take land.

Judaism, of the half dozen most popular religions, is the least popular because of that bigotry.  The basic premise of Daoism is acceptance of anything and anyone, and Daoism is the fifth most popular of those six religions, because Daoists don’t preach.  No Daoist missionaries go to Africa, and no Hollywood movies depict Lao Zi saving anyone from anyone, and many people doubt that he wrote the Dao De Jing or lived.


Liberty or death - 13 September 2016

Early voting, like any opinion, is inherently prejudicial.  It assumes than nothing can occur or come to your attention that can change your mind.  Candidates promote it because of their prejudice favoring themselves.

So let that and this come to your attention.  Of the current candidates to preside over the United States government, the most likely candidate for assassination is Heehaw Hillary, because Dingdong Donald supporters are the most murderous.  Camelot Kennedy was an anomaly because he was both murderous and hypocritical.

But neither Terrorist Trump supporters nor Cackle Clinton supporters would do deliberately anything to their own endangerment.  Each of them, to that extent, is a deplorable basket cases.  Each simply sucks.


Riddle me this - 12 September 2016

Cackle Clinton’s daughter is speaking for her, and Terrorist Trump’s daughter is speaking for him, and Hypocrite Huckabee’s daughter is speaking for Dingdong Donald.  Each calls that family values, but it suggests either that values are genetic or that young women have no values, but Heehaw Hillary has no son.   And family values are something evangelical Christians tout along with inheriting the Holy Land.

Bigotry takes many forms.  Dingdong Donald told Larry King what he would tell anyone of Putin, and media and government pundits are saying what he said was treasonous because the interview was on a Russian television network, while Larry King and the owners of the network are citizens of the United States.  And those pundits aren’t accuksingthe generals who have endorsed Terrorist Trump of treason

And the general who most prominently touts Dingdong Donald directed the Defense Intelligence Agency.  We should question the intelligence of evangelical Christians who support the hypocrisy of people saying they believe in Jesus while supporting the National Rifle Association.  But we should also ask why the evangels said Jesus celebrated the Israelite claim that God killed Egyptian children.


Sons of guns - 11 September 2016

Terrorist Trump’s saying Putin is a stronger leader than Obama is one more example of his playing to Yahoo Netanyahu.  Putin, by literally letting ISIS get away with murder, helps Israel use it both to kill Muslims and to support Israeli claims for fiscal support for defense against defense against its more direct aggression against its neighbors.  So Dingdong Donald’s ridiculous rhetoric helps Mossad keep its counter-intelligence cover.

Consider these facts.  Nearly everyone ISIS has killed was Islamic.  And Israel has killed more people than have all the people Terrorist Trump and United States government and media pundits are calling radical Islamic terrorists.

And note how Dingdong Donald is Monday morning quarterbacking Libya and Iraq.


Coming on down - 10 September 2016

Terrorist Trump said that defeating an enemy requires knowing what the enemy is, but he also said that our enemy in the War on Terror is “radical Islamic terrorism” and that our enemy during the Cold War was communism.  One fact is that the government of the Soviet Union wasn’t communist but a perversion of communism into tyrannical feudalism.  Another is that terrorism, while being our enemy and radical, isn’t Islamic.

But we the people don’t know that, because neither we nor our mass media are likely to read either the Communist Manifesto or the Qur’an, while the principle responsibility of the mass news media is to report pertinent facts. 

ABC’s This Week now has an off screen announcer making it sound like a game show.


Falsely bearing witness - 9 September 2016

NBC and MSNBC are the same company, but NBC said it fired Brian Williams for lying, when MSNBC hired him.  And now MSNBC has given him his own show as NBC gave him the show from which he transferred to MSNBC.  So, with mass media so massively lying, Terrorist Trump’s and Cackle Clinton’s lying shouldn’t surprise us.

And, to know why the “liberal” media are trying to lynch Obama, we the people need only think about Wolf Blitzer and Jive Jake Turkey Tapper and Dana Bash and Cheap Chuck Trivial Todd and Andrea Mitchell and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  Each of them is Jewish, and Obama isn’t supporting Yahoo Netanyahu’s grotesque violent bigotry, which currently manifests itself through ISIS.  Obama knows that ISIS isn’t Islamic.

Schultz, the leader of the “liberal” party of Jefferson Davis, supported Heehaw Hillary against Borscht Bernie, and she did it by Cackle Clinton’s misrepresentation of what “is” is, but Bernie’s wife is Roman Catholic.  And Heehaw Hillary would be cutting herself loose from Obama’s coattails if they weren’t now strong.  It’s all snake oil.


The corner drugstores - 8 September 2016

African Americans, because of what European Americans have done to them for several centuries, use illegal drugs more than do European American Americans.  But European Americans, because of wealth they’ve built on the backs of African Americans and continue to keep from them, use more prescription drugs.  The difference is that European Americans can pay healthcare professionals to prescribe their addiction.

And that explains the deaths of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston and Prince.  African Americans have more reason for despair, whether or not they manage to please European Americans well enough to obtain enough cash to pay physicians, and doing that by “shucking and jiving” adds to their despair.  So vigil that at candlelight.

The main way for African Americans to earn more than European Americans is to behave somewhat as gladiators.  Being a physician or a factory worker is exceptional for African Americans.  Europeans Americans prefer not to hire them for anything.


East and west and bigotry - 7 September 2016

Of the six most popular religions, three are occidental while three are oriental, while people claiming two of the three occidental religions call the third oriental.  Jews and Christians call Islam oriental, while the Qur’an says it confirms the scriptures of Christianity and Judaism, and Mecca is less than five hundred miles more westerly than Jerusalem.  The three most popular oriental religions originated east of the Indus River.

But the people who originated Hinduism migrated to the Indus valley from north of Mecca in what’s now southwestern Russia.  They originated Hinduism after migrating further east and settling in the Ganges valley, but others of those people migrated west to the land we now call Europe, and so we call all of them and their languages Indo-European.  Latin and Greek, Hebrew and Arabic, and Sanskrit are Indo-European.

And Buddhism grew out of Hinduism, but Daoism originated entirely in China, and Chinese isn’t Indo-European.  The Chinese language has no alphabet, and another difference between Daoism and the others of the five most popular religions is that most Daoists neither worship any particular anthropomorphic entity nor join any particular congregation.  So we Indo-Europeans don’t know how popular their religion is.


Plexiglas - 6 September 2016

A Terrorist Trump TV advertisement promotes the phrase “in Donald Trump’s America.”  We the people surely know that the United States of America are of all of us and have no desire to give them to Dingdong Donald.  So those advertisements indicate mainly ignorance and arrogance.

And so did his visit to that African American church in Detroit.  TV reporters are saying he spoke humbly to the congregation, but plain fact is that he patronized not only the congregation but also Bishop Jackson and Doctor Jackson, the husband and wife who lead the congregation.  He told them to look at the TV cameras and said they were ready for Hollywood.

Donald Trump’s America is on his plane, flying through thin air where he can look down at us but not see us through the clouds, while clear light shines on him.  But a larger problem is that the mass media obfuscates everything as he and Heehaw Hillary do.  We need our own light.


Particularity and promises - 5 September 2016

One might reasonable say that the character of the people of the United States deteriorated with the wealth that followed the World War that followed the Great Depression.  And, since Dingdong Donald and Heehaw Hillary are baby boomers, a way to make America Great again might be to rid it of them and welcome the hardworking illegal immigrants.  Each of them is like a fifties gas guzzler.

But the decadence is deeper than professional politics.  That Stanford swimmer who received a six month sentence with release after three months for raping a drunk girl behind a dumpster is indicative.  Psychologists say that Stanford’s psychology department excels beyond any other in the United States, but the judge obviously preferred sports to mental health, and that’s become normal in the United States.

In Kalamazoo, the city of the gal Glen Miller sang he had during World War II, the athletic director of Western Michigan University recruited two sexual predators to play football.  He said he didn’t know they were sexual predators until mass media reported their past after they proved their propensity in Kalamazoo.  And another question is whether that girl behind the dumpster was a California college girl.


Nuances of nonsense - 4 September 2016

Terrorist Trump said he’ll start “softening” his “position” on productive “illegal” immigrants after he rids the United States of all the “bad actor” illegal immigrants.

Considering the probability of ever ridding the United States of all the criminals of any category, any thoughtful person might point out that he essentially said that his softening probably won’t be before hell freezes over, and surely that’s his intention.

Dingdong Donald is a bad actor, and the only people who don’t understand that are people who call Duck Dynasty reality, and think his economic positon is common cents.


Bigotry and lies - 3 September 2016

Heehaw Hillary passed the Political Pannetta Abbottabad lie to the American Legion Wednesday and elaborated it with details of the action there.  No reasonably attentive person thinks the SEAL’s would have thrown the body into the Persian Gulf if they knew it was that of Osama bin Laden.  So she must have assumed that the American Legion membership is as unreasonably inattentive as her hogwash swallowing basic support.

And she also told those people that international deployment of United States troops provides staging areas to put them wherever we need them.  Any reasonably attentive person knows that the final reason for the death of United States citizens in Benghazi was her failure to use such.  She may as well have spit into their faces.

Her reaction to Benghazi was the same as Camelot Kennedy’s initial reaction to the Birmingham Children’s crusade.  And her participation in the Abbottabad mission was like his in the Bay of Pigs mission.  She’s a bridge to nowhere.


Pictures and words - 2 September 2016

Dingdong Donald won the Republican nomination to preside over the United States government because United States mass media capitalized on the sensationalism of his absurd campaign.

And now, by browbeating people supporting his candidacy, mass media “anchors” are further abdicating their responsibility to provide fairly and accurately to the masses information we need to apply appropriately our First Amendment right.

And they’re saying they don’t understand why he prefers rallies, that receive mass media attention anywhere because of their sensational size, to knocking on doors in “battleground states.”


Washing the wash - 1 September 2016

Consider these facts Dingdong Donald might use against Heehaw Hillary if he isn’t a Bubba Bill shill.  Huma Abedin is Islamic while Monica Lewinsky is Judaic, and Abedin and Monica Lewinski were Whitehouse interns at the same time, and Abedin isn’t standing by her Judaic man Weiner.  And that Abedin’s mother said Abedin has spent more time with Heehaw than with her for decades could load other Dingdong guns.

But it’s all temporary.  The more such nonsense continues, the more we the people will sicken from it, and the more the chances of reelecting either Terrorist Trump or Cackle Clinton shall diminish.  “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time,” some say Abraham Lincoln said.  And truth of that shall save our nation.  It’s in our constitution.

That quarterback who sat during the playing of our national anthem was correct in saying that we the people are sinking our nation into a nightmare by nominating such as Terrorist Trump and Cackle Clinton.  But our national anthem doesn’t represent their wackiness, or the wackiness of their supporters or of anyone, but the Constitution of our United States.  That, literally, is what constitutes our nation of all of us people of it.


What we’re doing to it - 31 August 2016

A cousin of Dwayne Wade’s died of gunfire while pushing a child of hers in a stroller, and mass media are reporting that as though it’s main importance is  in that Wade is a basketball “star, ignoring that sports teams are gangs whose main mission is to defeat other sports teams by any means necessary.  And eulogies in churches praise the dead for having been sports fans or for playing sports from little league to professional football.  That’s systemic bigotry and religious hypocrisy.

And another example is Hypocrite Huckabee saying that God created Hurricane Katrina to punish Bourbon Street for its decadence.  Facts are that Katrina did little damage to the French Quarter and that Bourbon Street decadence has increased since corrupt Louisiana politicians sold out to their Las Vegas interests.  Now the Quarter, a three century old neighborhood that’s the origin of every genre of music indigenous to the United States, is mostly one big sports bar with poker machines.

The musicians have moved out, and tourists are murdering one another and the strippers who work in the Las Vegas franchise “gentlemen’s clubs” on Bourbon Street, and televisions have displaced conversation in the bars that don’t cater to the drug addicts the musicians left behind.


The gold rush - 30 August 2016

Bubba Bill’s and Heehaw Hillary’s Aunt Jemima Brazile said on CBS’s show Face the Nation Sunday that Cackle Clinton “met with” hundreds of thousands of “individuals” while she was Secretary of State.  She was Secretary of State four years, and meeting with 100,000 different individuals in four years is an average pf meeting more than 70 different individuals per day.  And Brazile also accused the media of misrepresentation.

And Dingdong Donald told some bikers Saturday that he’d “err on the side of protecting the American people.”  Both Terrorist Trump and Cackle Clinton err on the side of protecting themselves, and they do it publicly and conspicuously in the face of the American people, not only in meetings or in e-mails.  So supporting either is our error.

The oldest saloon in San Francisco is a biker bar on the border between that city’s China Town and its main homosexual neighborhood.  Dingdong Donald and Heehaw Hillary should meet there to talk about bigotry.  And they should migrate there.


Private pecuniary propaganda - 29 August 2016

Both Terrorist Trump and Cackle Clinton are trying to suck hypocritically “the African American vote.”  They’re like Soap Oprah sucking European American bucks partly by sucking African Americans into behaving as European Americans.  The main difference between Dingdong Donald and Heehaw Hillary in that respect or disrespect is that Heehaw Hillary and Bubba Bill have been doing it since they were in Arkansas.

So, of course, the wife of “the first black president” is less wanting in the success of her lies regarding that while the son of a Brooklyn slum lord is less wanting in the success of his lies regarding commerce.

But none of the three of them, Dingdong Donald or Heehaw Hillary or Soap Opera, wants for anyone.


Beauty and knowing and lies - 28 August 2016

Heehaw Hillary, who says that any complaint against anything she does is part of “a vast rightwing conspiracy,” has said that “dark conspiracy theories” dominate the campaign of Dingdong Donald.  Her habit of being a pot calling a kettle black plays directly into his hand, and another example is her saying that he doesn’t detail his policies, while neither does she.  Each of them is working mostly at losing the election.

And another example is her saying he’s perverting the party of Abraham Lincoln while her party is the party of Jefferson Davis.  And, considering that, we might wonder why he doesn’t point out that or Camelot Kennedy’s hypocrisy, while he’s calling her a bigot.  Yes, the Republican Party is now Trump’s, but also the Democratic Party is Kennedy’s.

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” and neither does whatever Terrorist Trump or Cackle Clinton call anything change either its odor or their odor, but many of us the electorate keep holding our noses to swallow the hogwash each of them spews. 


Afghanistan without kings or communists or theology:

Ashes and Dust
Some memories and a novel available at :

Angels, a work in regress and progress .

Kim - a 1901 novel

Were all on Earth claiming or denying any sectarian religion to set aside their bigotry long enough to read this book carefully, they would lead the rest of us to understand and enjoy one another, and stop waging war.


The Red Tent - a 1997 novel

This is a beautiful book, a song from the spirit of bold-faced truth, selah.


Philomena - a 2013 film

A danger of this wonderfully accurate presentation is that other poor people might regard the heroine’s continuing loyalty to the Church as promoting such.  Saul of Tarsus suckered Jesus’ disciples into perverting Jesus’ ideals into the mammon mongering and power grubbing we now call Christianity.  And that perversion intimidated that poor woman and keeps intimidating countless others into paying to burn candles in fear for God’s eternal goodness to goodness.


Oranges and Sunshine - a 2011 film

This is a love story.  British and Australian government conspired to kidnap about 130,000 children and ship them from Britain to Australia for agricultural and sexual slavery.  This movie depicts the heroic efforts of one loving woman standing against all odds to return those children to whatever remained of what they’d loved.

What we the people of the United States call Jacksonian democracy was President Andrew Jackson’s telling the Governor of Georgia to ignore the United States Supreme Court’s support for the unalienable rights of the natives of the eastern side of this continent and kidnap many thousands of them and send them to the western side of this continent.

Decades after kidnapping the children, the British and Australian governments apologized to the children they’d kidnapped and enslaved and raped, but the United States government has never apologized to the thousands of men and women and children they kidnapped and killed by what reasonable people call the trail of tears.


Wrong is Right - a 1982 film

Every politician or soldier, every media executive or producer, every news media anchor or reporter, every sexist or racist or nationalist or Republican voter or Democrat voter, every Yankees fan or Red Socks fan and every other bigot picking one side against all other sides, for no reason other than putting his or her interests above all others’, without regard to history or common decency or other facts, should see this presentation and go back to school.


Modern Times a 1936 Film

Suddenly we live in a time long past the political issues of this film.  We have risen from all that to a complacency that has us calling communication tweeting and sexual companionship hooking up.  Such is how Greece and Rome fell.


Catch a Fire - a 2006 film

This film implies that white communists fronted Nelson Mandela and that he was sexually promiscuous, more than forty years after J. Edgar Hoover used the same approach against the junior Martin Luther King, and less than three years before Dirty Harry implied that a white soccer player saved South Africa.


Nixon - a 1995 film

This film begins with the correct caveat that it isn't the whole truth and may wholly misrepresent any truth, and the next screen quotes the evangel Matthew quoting Jesus, implying that Nixon sold his soul.  CNN calls Oliver Stone a controversial director, after his wife has turned the American Broadcasting Company's evening news into an all Advil Oprah drugh opera, like Stone's movies.

Whether or not Nixon told his mother to think of him as her faithful dog, a fact Stone tries to soap or drug is that Nixon ended Johnson's insane war.  History allows no excuse for either Nixon's hubris or stones.  Or Hirohito's or Truman's or Kennedy's or Hoover's.

History allows no excuse for Hitler or Netanyahu.  Democracy needs objective reporting from ABC to Hollywood.  Stone is at least as contra-factual as Nixon.


Avatar - a 2009 film

The weirdest thing about this film is that nearly every mass media critic said its point was commercial technological superiority.  The point fair watchers find from this film is that technology should serve democracy, not superiority or demagoguery, not alienation.  Families risk death to flee Mexico to pick fruit for the free and legally republican citizens of the United States.

And, instead of welcoming them, the people too lazy to do such work create laws to keep them out.  They say that those people who can't afford immigration lawyers should not be allowed to attend their tea party.  They call fruit pickers drug dealers to get them out of their faces.

America, the land illegal immigrants stole from its natives, allows a population that sucks up to advertizing that it should be all Advil, while calling people not on Face Book degenerate.


Network - a 1976 film

Netflix, a generation after this film appeared, bills it as a prediction.  What it is is a fact of human life, recognizing that Jewish gold and Arabic black gold are no different in their effect on the ecumenical economy, the power of abstraction to make humans value hubris more than their lives.  It sold Archie Bunker and Tide as it sells Oprah Winfrey and Tylenol.


The Devil's Arithmetic - a 1999 film

The Israelis should remember the holocaust when they do what they're doing to the Palestinians.  Arithmetic is that the Israelis keep building settlements while the United States tells them to stop building but never to dismantle.  The "com" in compassion means with, and so compassion is a two way street and not a path of vengeance, and the Palestinians are more Semitic than the Israelis and neither German nor Egyptian.  Nothing is more holy than home, and God made the land three religions call holy the homeland of  people of many religions, long before crusades or jihads or the unprovoked Jericho slaughter.  And the land of the free calls the Israeli theocracy, Irgun terrorizing Fatah, democracy.


The Celestine Prophecy - a 1993 novel and a 2006 film

The novel is one of the few books whose promise bore out so poorly from its beginning that I couldn’t finish reading it.  And the film was more inane, beginning with someone saying he was a history teacher responding to someone saying he was an archeologist saying that the early church had buried the title prophecy in the 6th century A.D., by suggesting that Franciscans might have done it.  Francis began his life in the 12th century A.D.

The title prophecy says that the present millennium shall begin with people’s recognizing the violence that has pervaded history and stopping it.  Instead, the new millennium has begun with the historical inaccuracy of the Da Vinci Code making it the most selling novel of the first decade of this millennium.  But maybe we can take hope from that.

The prosperity of the last decade of the second millennium after Christ caused the recession of the first decade of the third millennium after Christ.  We hope that that might force teachers and students and everyone else to work for all living for awhile.



The Ten Commandments a 1966 film

This film begins with its producer saying its basis is scripture and historical documents and that Moses’ accomplishment was to free people from slavery   Next, the film misquotes the Torah and says Pharaoh’s daughter named him Moses because she drew him from water.  “Moses” is from Egyptian for “son”.

Dan Brown admits The Da Vinci Code to be fiction and still has nothing on Cecil B. DeMille for hogwash misrepresenting the Bible and history, and so we have to ask why this film raised no Roman Catholic outrage.  We’re thinking that maybe it’s sexism, since nearly no female character in it shows any purpose other than to fawn over men to give them sons or suck.  But the next question, after how the Motion Picture Association of America ignores its violence to rate it G, is why no Judaic outrage.  We’re thinking the Chosen might still be choosing the golden calf over the Ten Commandments, with help called Christian. 

The Bible says  the Israelites did to the Midianites, the people it says took Moses in and gave him their king’s daughter, worse than what Egypt did to them and worse than what the Nazis did to the Jews.  Maybe Israel let the film slide because it glosses over that and what Israel keeps trying to do to the Palestinians.


On the Trail of the Assassins - a 1978 book

The author, Jim Garrison, Orleans Parish District Attorney, the only person to prosecute anyone for the assassination of J. F. K., is as crazy as Ann Coulter and the persons he accuses, if he wrote the book.  The book falls apart in many ways incidental to Garrison's hubris or paranoia.

One way is by its inclusion of the terms “false sponsor” and “sheep-dipping”.  The people Garrison tracked must have been sheep-dipped false sponsors, as he must have been on the other side of the coin his book flips like dice.  The people he accuses range from the CIA to Johnny Carson, as though that huge body of people could have kept such complicity from the huge body of people with whom they associate, and so on to all of Earth.

Another way is in its assignment of motive, a factor essential to any prosecution in court.  Garrison would have us believe that hundreds of people in a dozen government agencies conspired against Kennedy on the basis of their belief that he was going to prevent the war in Vietnam.  Besides the question of why anyone wouldn’t like that, a fact is that Kennedy sent more troops to Vietnam than Eisenhower had.  We suspect a more obvious motive for that assassination, far beyond New Orleans.

Kennedy killed those people at the Bay of Pigs, by changing the original CIA plan and refusing to accept responsibility.  Kennedy changed United States relations with the Soviet Union from checkers to the verge of nuclear destruction of all life.  So, a few genuinely concerned persons at top levels of the Soviet and United States governments killed him to prevent that destruction.  The false sponsors must have been after the fact.   

I have no doubt that the assassination was a conspiracy, as we agree that Oswald couldn’t have done all the shooting.  But the human resources management of the deed must have been more constrained, leaving the smoke and mirrors the book sells to people as crazy as Garrison.


Idocracy - a 2005 film

This film predicts a future when people try to grow crops with Gatorade, where the hero saves the world by watering the crops.  In the present, people calling themselves environmentalist are trying to save the world by putting corn into gas tanks, while people around the world are starving.

That hero's name is Not Sure, while in this day and age people claiming to be smart say they're not sure, when truth they know is that they simply don't know.  Those people are the people who say we should do something for the people of Darfur while saying we shouldn't have done anything for the people of Iraq.  They are people like Mitt Romney and John Kerry, like Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

Those people are the people who put criminals above persons, who haven't had a chance to choose life better than crime and say their choice is compassionate, liberal.  As this film indicates, those people are already taking their world into the dust this film predicts.



Across the Universe a 2006 Film

The Beatles are a microcosm.  Kids sing about holding hands until they acquire power, and then they let go of their friends’ hands and their own minds, for what Solomon called vanity.  Like Greece and Rome, the United States were a world power before they alienated their kids in Birmingham and Vietnam, and those children turned their nation into an escape from everything.

The Beatles said they named themselves for the Beatitudes, before they turned to drugs, or after they rode them, to compromise, for fame.  Now, Lennon is dead, and McCartney is white bread, and the First World is all Advil.  Now, Lenin is dead, while Liverpool and the Irish suffer.  Viva Las Vegas, the ways of the world.

Irish and Iraqi suffer for no reason beyond the I in their names, as Israel suffers for no reason more than that humans prefer bigotry and drugs to the Ten Commandments, from the diamond minors in South Africa to the diamond merchants in New York, to you inactivists.


The Cotton Club - a 1984 film

My favorite lines in that film are from a white couple entering the club.  The white man says, “At least they don’t let niggers in here!”  The white woman asks, “They don’t let them into their own club?”

So Richard Gere gets billing over Gregory Hynes, two decades after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and now two more decades have passed, making more than forty years.  Bootleggers like the Kennedy’s owned Harlem in the roaring twenties, and now the Clintons have moved in!  How long, O Lord?

Now we’re engaged in a great civil war, to see whether Obama can run the Clintons out of Harlem, and the Whitehouse.  Cotton is white, while pickers are black, and now black has another fight to pick.


The Order of the Phoenix - a 2007 film

Harry Potter answered a question most of us think impossible.  The way to world peace is through the understanding that is friendship.

Nearly everyone claiming a religion claims it as a superstition, although every founder of every remaining major religion argued mainly one point, the sharing essential to prosperity, loving one’s neighbor.

Terror isn’t Islamic, as it isn’t Mosaic or Christian.  Terror comes from such as Crusades and Jihads.  Terror is in what Joshua did and in what Osama Bin Laden is doing and in what Hitler did and in what Israel is doing.  It's in what every bigot does, and it won’t stop until all of us stop trying to blame it on Moses or Muhammad or Jesus, on everyone but ourselves. 

It won’t stop until we stop making excuses to covet our neighbors’ land, until we stop perverting the teachings of the founders of our religions from the Rishi’s to Muhammad, into ignorance of them.

Only then shall we have something worth fighting for, and stop fighting.  The essential weapon for peace is not secret.  It’s plain.


The Last Hangman a 2005 film

Tolstoi said, in War and Peace, that the cause of the Napoleonic Wars was the first French corporal.  This film says the same, that the cause of killing is rationalizing some excuse for it, be it vengeance or following orders, or supporting one’s country, or one’s family, or oneself.  This film also says that we’re all in that craziness together, but it does not loudly enough say that, were each of us to refuse, it would all stop.  Snail darters would die of their own accord, and they and all else could rest in peace.  That Pierrepoint fellow was not the last hangman.


Meditation XVII - a 1623 sermon

John Donne, not Jack Kennedy or Ernest Hemingway, said this:  "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."


The Wind that Shakes the Barley - a 2006 film

This film shows that Ireland and Iraq are similar far beyond the fact that the names of both countries begin with "Ir" when written in the Roman alphabet.  Ireland means anger land, and anger dominates both countries.  And so does greed.

When an Irishman told us that the strife between Catholics and Protestants in his country has nothing to do with religion, we didn't understand.  This film explains.

And neither is the strife between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq religious, and nor is Israel.


Eight Men Out a 1988 film

Consider the operant steps in this plot.  A team conspires to throw the World Series because its members think they’re underpaid.  Late in the series they decided not to throw the series because the bookies aren’t paying them.  None of them considers his family’s welfare until a thug for the bookies threatens to kill one’s wife.  A judge a salary offer before accepting responsibility for correcting all that.  A kid asks one of the players to say the mess ain’t so about baseball.  Joe, it was so in all professional sports then, and it’s so now.


Palestine: Peace, not Apartheid a 2006 book

Although Mr. Carter writes from the point of view and with the tone of his claim to Christianity, sometimes uses words and phrases particular to popular expression of persons calling themselves Christians, and occasionally points out facts particular to such persons, this book is nearly all factual.  That is, rather than expressing opinions, it mostly points out circumstances and events verifiable through public records.  Yet, it has a reputation for being controversial.

Of course the reason is that few people bother to differentiate between facts and opinions, because most people are as opinionated and biased as some say Jimmy Carter is, and few people bother to research public facts, much less see for themselves, as Mr. Carter has.  In fact, if the book has any shortcoming, it’s that Mr. Carter doesn’t succinctly point out the most significant facts defining the situation.

Those facts are: that Israelites or Israelis have been oppressing Philistines or Palestinians since the battle of Jericho, an onslaught with no provocation whatsoever; that Israelis have killed far more people and broken far more promises than Palestinians have; and that the 1967 Israeli state was not one nation until 1949.

Moreover, if that former head of government of the United States of America were to carry religious metaphors in defense of the United States of America, he might have pointed out how David defeated Goliath’s superior physical size.

Now, Israel has nuclear weapons and air superiority through military aid from first world nations, as European nations took superior weapon technology on the Crusades.

So, now, Islam is continuing Saladin's jihad, against the world whose trade center is now Wall Street.

All a president needs to do to stop the terror is be fair.

Smart is truth, beauty.


The Sound of Music - a 1965 film

This film, set at the beginning of World War II, screened at the beginning of the United States presidency's escalation of Truman's advisory mission in Vietnam into a full scale war Nixon would would end.

Three years earlier, West Side Story screened, asking the same questions.  One film is about nations, while the other is about gangs while the only difference is scale, while presidents have ignored the politics of both.

Both films, in retrospect, should cause us to ask why they didn't change humanity's prospects.  That is, we should ask why we care more now about American Idols than about the ordinary people of Iraq or Darfur.

Both films have iconic weaknesses.  In one, a poor nun saves a family of aristocrats, and the other's title suggests that west is better than east.  But the two share an eminently importantly iconic question.

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

The Time of Your Life - a 1948 film

This film set the theme for the best of Hollywood since.  We had a problem with its epitaph, when the bar owner took the sign out of the window inviting folks in to be themselves and tore it in two, saying that enough is enough.  But then we remembered that integrity is always exactly enough and shouldn't need a reminder!  What's your dream?


Shinea 1996 film

Nothing is more important than music.  Nothing is more important than the harmony of inspiration.  This film says that.

The horror of the holocaust lives on, from the horror of the captivity.  This film tries to deliver a lesson to the Germans and the Egyptians, and the Israelis, all of us.  The holy land is hardly holy, despite how the sun shines on Karn Hattin.  Why don't Christians visit the Mount of Beatitudes?

In the sixties, when the great society sent millions of Americans to kill Vietnamese doing nothing but trying to live their lives as best they could, a popular song borrowed a melody from Rachminov s second piano concerto and assigned it the lyrics “When I was young, I never needed anyone.  Making love was just for fun.  Those days are done.”

Rachmaninov’s third piano concert is more difficult to play than his second while his second, played more in the film, is more sweet.  And popular music is more sweet now, in the war on terror that has made Bethlehem a combat zone.  How is Christ's birthplace in the shadow of death?

Astrology, psychology, stars and butterflies, what life comes down to is common sense.  This film is quite lovely.


somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond - a 1931 poem

A Harvard poet wrote that poem between the two world wars, between his imprisonment in France for driving an ambulance and German imprisonment of France for nothing.

Films we find near to that poem are The Painted Veil and The Tiger and the Snow.  Both films show what love between two people should be, as they show what love is.

Imagine Nero walking the Great Wall, if you wish such as that.  We all must remember that our enormous room is a small roe's chest.  Otherwise we cannot love.



Paradise Road - a 1997 film

"Oh, my dear, that's one to tell your grand children. . . .  Don't worry:  I love God, even though I sometimes don't know what he's doing. . . .  Love is like a flame; it burns and is visible to all. . . .  None of us will ever leave Sumatra. . . . Amen."


Bound for Glorya 1943 autobiography

This book is exactly an autobiography.  Other works in that genre try to explain the effect of the life in question on others’ lives.  This book tells succinctly how Woody Guthrie grew to produce his effect.  Woody and his story are works of dynamic integrity.  We need to listen, closely.

Woody Guthrie was communist, in the sense that we all should share God's bounty.  He was not a Marxist or a Leninist or a Stalinist.  Nor was he a Washingtonist or a Jeffersonist.

Nor was he an Amerigo Vespugian or a Paulist or any other kind of excuse for a name.


Reflections of a Cold Warrior and From the Shadows 1996 memoires

Both authors were at the top level of the Central Intelligence Agency.  One planned the U2 project and the operation Kennedy turned into the debacle at Bay of Pigs.  The other, recruited into the agency from college during the Johnson administration, worked his way up to directing the agency during the first Bush administration.  But the first declines to blame Kennedy for the mess he made, and the second hardly mentions the former Director of Central Intelligence who appointed him to that position while President, making both books smoke screens for coversion.  But any competent CIA analyst could synthesize truth from the details.


Jude the Obscure - an 1895 novel

"Because we are too many."


Babel - a 2006 film

With great technical and aesthetic prowess, this film shows how cheap and cowardly and stupid humans have become, the abstraction of the word “humanitarian”.  Many of its details and time lines don’t work together, but neither do many humans attend much to what’s in their faces, rationalizing private greed against public concern.  Journalists and politicians and doctors and lawyers keep trying to take advantage of the weakness of humans trying to be as suicidal, self-destructive, as they are.  One of the twelve tasks of Hercules was to kill the Titan Antaeus, the difficulty being that Antaeus regained his strength whenever he was down to Earth.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences keeps proving itself Herculean.  But most important are our children.  Note the dedication.


The Milagro Beanfield War a 1988 film

This was a Sundance production.  It’s set in New Mexico, the state of the united ones whose flag represents the sun.  Its theme is the power of the people, and it shows how humans can unite for the best of their life and love, against the power of humans who unite for smaller selves.

But it waves a rabbit dead to excuse firing to frighten humans.  Beans contain as much protein as animal meat, leaving killing cattle less practical than killing trees for golfing.  Humans eat like pigs, but we work harder at it.

This film promotes considering the lilies of the field, while it promotes eating sparrows.   It does not pass through the eye of the needle.  But it helps.


Hollywood Ending a 2002 film

In this film, Woody Allen closes his career by admitting the cause of his success, that he has catered to hypochondriacs, people who seek only pity.  Aristotle pointed out the technical difficulties of the staging of his time, and the French called those limitations an ideal and adhered to that absurdity long after Shakespeare freed the rest of us, and long after Eisenstein offered us Shakespeare’s best wishes, and now their pride is in ennui.  Cinema, at its best, goes straight to our hearts by opening our eyes, not by giving us more weak excuses.  In this film, Allen admits he has nothing on Eastwood.  And cinema is still beginning.  To show, to move.  Just see.


The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter a 1940 novel

Richard Wright said that Ms. McCullers accepted blacks.  More recently, linguists have called the non-white grammar and diction of blacks the “negro non-standard dialect”.  African Americans no longer wish to be called Negroes, and Ms. McCullers did not accurately represent their dialect.  But she did faithfully represent the lonely hearts of the down and out!  Can Mick ever rediscover her music?


The Last Samurai - a 2003 film

What’s the difference between a protagonist and an antagonist?  This film is a story of redemption, a story of love for the best and worst of us.  If one can divorce oneself from merchandising and violence, this film is beautiful.   In its beginning, the protagonist is a soldier who failed to die in battle, a person dead of his past and living without future.  In the end, his horse’s head is above his, as he bows to “the peace all of us seek and few of us ever find.”


Sister of the Road - a 1937 novel

This is another beautiful book. The man who wrote it must have been in love. Maybe a little as Mark Twain must have been to write Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc.


War and Peace an 1869 novel

Tolstoy, while fathering thirteen children with a woman he married when she was half his age, is mostly about his love for her.  The last hundred-some pages of the book he wrote while she bore most of them try to justify the book otherwise, as an essay on war regardless of peace.  And, maybe so, he died leaving his wife, the mother of his children, to justify his thinking.  Many of us live and die that way.  We ignore our life.


"Nothing on Earth is worse than bigotry,
and bigotry cannot survive without hypocrisy."


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