If Trump Talks, Walks, And Looks Like A Russian Puppet… | Crooks and Liars

I have come to believe the only way to really ensure any American culpable or complicit (remember it’s illegal to not report a felony — Mitch McConnell) in the Russia effort to elect Trump, is to turn public opinion against the conspirators and enablers so strongly there are pitchforks in the streets (metaphorically speaking, of course).

I am not sure, however, what tactic(s) can be used to flip the nut-bar 30% of people who are completely on the Trump-train.  I don’t mean we need to flip them to Democrats — actually I don’t want to flip many of them to Democrats (racists wouldn’t fit in).  I would like to see them at least find the classic patriotism that once held us together around a single common concept — being an American. This will be no easy task, as I have been hearing reports of polls showing increased approval of Putin by some Americans!

I think probably the best way to change minds is to take over media — pour money into left-wing radio shows and get them in markets that don’t have any media options other than Rush and his type.  Maybe we can convince Tom Steyer (or others) to buy out media outlets that pour out extreme conservative opinions all day — often in areas where that’s this only talk radio available — and add or change programming to be more centrist in its message.

I am not against Russia, perse’, just against tactics that make my vote less valuable.  My vote was already margin at best, but it feels even more margin — and this is what we need to make the 30% hard righters understand — that really, in the end they are throwing away thier freedom and right at self-governance by following Trump and ilk down the corruption rabbit hole.

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Apocalyptic Politics

After considering it for a bit, I decided to expand this site to include political observations — and where I can I will tie them to post-apocalyptic media.  For example, if I were to talk about Trump/Kim Jung Un summit, I might talk about the movie Defcon 4 (look it up on your tube, it’s from 1985 — in the mean time, here’s the trailer).

I remember that movie scaring the hell out of me as a kid — but as an adult it’s so bad it’s good — and does have a something to say about our cultural anxiety at the item — with Reagan’s finger on the button.

Back to politics, I have always had a big interest in politics and have, from an early age, an activist — or try to be — mostly through my words (essays, rants, poems, etc).

For example:


Trudging in a deepening swamp
it’s muddy surface like angry faces
all shouting — passionate and loud
raising a hot wind with crippling gusts
made of too many words, swirling
thick and moist, clouding thoughts
blurring vision, no shore in sight
must put up a fight, put up a fight


With that, I am going to start looking to expand my mission — even though that mission has only produced minimal output lately.  To be honest I am brushing up on my political education — reading the basics — like intro to political science text books.

I want to be informed and have a solid foundation of the processes of our government before I begin to make arguments about how it is working in practice.  I think if we can get back to the basics — not in the Tea Party “Founding Fathers” BS sense — but a clear understanding of how our Constitution is designed to create checks and balances (yeah right — that’s happening *snark*) and afforded or limited power to the various branches we can revitalize and strive for “a more perfect union”.

If we know how it’s supposed to work, which I am afraid most American’s don’t, we can education, protest, and petition our way to back to the balance this country truly needs.