WaPo and Michael Gerson accuse the media of being liars

Today, the Washington Post and Michael Gerson went all ´jury and judge’ on the main stream media (MSM) accusing it, but glaringly excluding themselves from the accusations, of, well, basically lying. They say that the MSM “made Trump a winner” on the Kavanaugh issue with its ‘low quality’ journalism. Somehow Bezos has decided to appoint his newspaper, WaPo, as the judge of what constitute ‘serious and truthful’ journalism.

That’s funny coming from a MSM newspaper that spent the whole election year printing 24/7 negative and untrue ‘facts’ about Hillary Clinton’s emails and judging her negatively based on those ‘facts’, Of course, it was with Muller investigation that we later find that the “facts” were fake, created by just about every right-wing organization national and worldwide who wanted Clinton to lose and Trump to win. And of course, Bezos’ WaPo will NEVER admit that they helped make Trump “a winner” and become president of the USA precisely because of its persistent attacks on Clinton for a ‘crime’ they know was not real.

The WaPo CHOSE to ignore the big news about Putin meddling in our elections with Trump that came the SAME day it changed the conversation over to the Access Hollywood bus ‘incident’.

WaPo chose to keep you entertained with sex, crimes and video tapes, which are LESS likely to enraged the people than finding out that Trump was selling the nation to Putin.. Treason was too much for WaPo to discuss; they judged it to be a lesser crime compared to Clinton’s emails ‘debacle’.

Today we have the Muller investigation, but be certain, the media is not being investigated, even though they, especially the WaPo, were the TOOL used to disseminate the lies about Clinton. I know it should not be investigated, but is the unwillingness to admit their participation in the destruction of our democracy what we should be discussing today.

I’m still waiting for Bezos’ WaPo to apologize for facilitating the destruction of our democracy.

And now I’m wondering why is the WaPo CONFIRMING Trump’s accusations against the MSMedia.

There are so many ways to support Trump without looking the part.

It’s called dishonest media, meaning PROPAGANDA. I’m sure Bezos  is grateful to Trump for the trillions of dollars received from him in tax benefits.

You don’t destroy the rooster that lays the golden eggs.

Trump’s Camp on How They Got ‘Bernie or Bust’ Votes- Sad

“Donald Trump is post-ideological. His movement transcends ideology…the reason so many Trump supporters and so many [Bernie] Sanders supporters agreed on so many things.”

That quote is not the enthusiastic expression of some new philosophy, but of almost two millennia old Machiavellian political opportunism and dishonesty, stated in modern terms. It is propaganda of the type successfully used by Hitler and tyrants past-and-present in times of political turmoil: claiming to be the leader of a new form of consensus based on appealing, not to the finest ideals or to the best in the human heart, but on the most base instincts.

This post is a reaction to the WaPo’s article Trump’s pollster says he ran a ‘post-ideological’ campaign.

Trump’s pollster says he ran a ‘post-ideological’ campaign.” WaPo

After reading it, one’s reaction is either of profound depression or out-right cynicism, or both. I beg your pardon for the contemptuous tone of this post, it’s only a momentary human reaction to appalling news. And, please, check those two badges at the top of the right-side bar.

After briefly discussing how it started and how Bernies were had, see the Quotes from the horses’ (that’s what they are) mouth below.

It all started here

By now it is an accepted fact that many Bernies voted for Trump; Jill Stein’s numbers confirm they didn’t go to her. Since early in the primaries, they and the intellectually spent American Left were expressing their liking of Trump. After Sanders’ defeat by over 2 million votes in the primaries, the Bernies and the Left morphed into the white ‘Bernie or Bust’-creature–of–the- swamp political movement. That it was a white movement explains in part their sharing with Trump’s racist followers an admiration for that openly racist man. White people don’t feel personally threatened by Trump’s racism, and Sanders tells us now that focusing on (non-white) race was a mistake. Only white collar workers’ race should have mattered. But I’m digressing.

Bernies were all over the map threatening to rather vote for Trump than for that ‘nasty woman, the devil-incarnate ‘Killary Clinton’. And so they did, they voted for their alpha-male hero-of-the-working class billionaire, just to show ’em feminists who’s the man here.

Shock-and-awe redux and How they were had

Fine, but now we know how the Bernies and the living-dead leftists were totally had by Trump, their second-place hero. And yet, I was describing it, on this very inartful blog, live throughout the primaries and while I was about to jump off my balcony in shock-and-awe by the stupidity of these people. They drove many of us to momentary insanity. It was ugly!

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Why do you this to your bernies, WHY?!

And here now is Trump’s own campaign staff confirming my observations. All of the elements on this list were mentioned or implied in the discussion about how they got ideologically disparate people to vote for Trump:

  • manipulation of emotions
  • lack of ideological convictions –his followers’.
  • appeal to the stomach
  • manipulation of voters anger
  • flat-out use of psychology propaganda
  • lying
  • male chauvinism –
  • false promises
  • exploiting the subconscious need for paternal image
  • fear

That article is astonishing in that no one, not its writer, not the people interviewed, certainly not the WaPo’s editorial board, no one at all pointed to the flagrant shamelessness of all involved in admitting to devising such a superbly dishonest  and immoral campaign. On the contrary, these people spoke with the absolute conceit and pride success gives the victor.

Except that Trump didn’t win because people liked him or because the dishonest campaign worked; he lost the popular vote by a historical margin. The consensus was that the sane voters didn’t want him as president.

But don’t expect the media to highlight that inconvenient fact or that they used propaganda to move voters into action and alter the outcome of the elections. They have convinced most people that the elections happened the way they are describing it.

The WaPo and the lying media,  after momentarily (one day) admitting to contributing to Trump’s ‘victory’ with their ‘imbalanced’ journalism, are back in form with their dishonest ‘reports’. In this article, as in all analyzing Trump’s surprise win, Jeff Bezos, WaPo’s CEO, publishes praises of Trump and his team for having “defeat” that woman. It was a ‘coup‘ to intentionally appeal to fear and hunger, to exploit voters sense of political powerlessness manifested in the lack of beliefs in any ideals for a better organized society.

From the horses’ (that’s what they are) mouth

Heck, they pride in promoting anarchism, in removing any hints of channeling the voters’ anger through organized efforts outside the two-party system Trump and these voters were denouncing. They pride in offering no solutions, in moving the angry voters into action like a wrecking ball:

“His best group of voters were those who said they were ‘angry…So he had a rich pool to tap into.”

They wanted to burn it to the ground and then figure out what to do with the ashes afterwards.

Policy didn’t matter…nobody cared about solutions

Trump’s success was always more about strength than ideology. Trump kept winning by playing checkers. [Appeal to masculinity and low IQ]

No one mentioned in the article that the angry voters may have felt that no solutions were offered, but Hillary Clinton did offer solutions. Thus, the media doesn’t offer the reader the opportunity to challenge that false discourse of an election cycle void of solutions and decided by angry voters. Who benefits from that distorted picture?

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…but…but, “I’m A Bernie Sanders Voter.. Here’s Why I’ll Vote Trump” ZeroHedge. The reasons will make your head spin uncontrollably.

Follow your instincts. If you are sensing that Trump is ushering a reign of fear and manipulation of the most emotionally and intellectually impaired elements in our society for his own benefit and that of the most right-wing elements in the oligarchy, you are into something. That ‘thinking’ comes from collective experience, from knowing some history.

No one believed Hitler could win. When he won, no one believed he could be so cruel.

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Larry Summers on Trump’s Carrier Agreement: Airs of Dictatorship

Lawrence (Larry) Summers is back to express his hatred of Trump, but it is getting uglier.

In an article at the WaPo on Dec 2, The upcoming Trump administration, the Carrier deal and the rule of law, Summers called the Donald “a possibly vindictive president“. That qualifier (“possibly”) is there only as legal protection against a vindictive president who might sue him for libel. Summers means Trump IS  a vindictive president, and implies in the article that Trump is a dictator.

…to lever Carrier into doing what he wanted.

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Presidents have enormous latent power and it is the custom of restraint in its use that is one of the important differences between us and banana republics.

I think his ill feelings towards Trump matter. Not only he is expressing fears of the people in the article, but there are rumbles about the tweeting President building a wall of generals around him, with the implications that he is aspiring to be a dictator. That that type of conversation is happening at all at the highest levels of our oligarchy is significant. That’s the focus of this post.

Political Context

First of all, the one fact no ones talks about: There is a huge division/fight going on up there at the higher levels of our nation’s political and economic hierarchy. There are ideological fissures on each camp individually, the globalists and the conservatives, and on how to attack the opposite camp or to make deals with each other. ‘We the people’ are the cannon fodder they are using against each other.

This has been going on since the primaries. Trump not only achieved dividing the GOP, he also divided the globalists and pitted conservatives against each other, let alone against the globalists.

The pledge to not divide the party.

It has been a long time since anyone masterfully used the adage ‘Divide and conquer to his benefit. Trump did it.

It is clear that he used the adage intentionally because anyone running for president knows that attacking the globalists is not going to garnish him friends in that camp. It is impossible to believe that he did it unknowingly. At this time in the game, after he succeeded in overturning democratic votes in his favor, the idea that he is a ‘moron’ is not helpful. He may be mentally unstable, but that is not synonym with low intelligence. Actually, it is a tightly held stereotype that mental illness is synonym with low IQ, when the two are not necessarily related.

Trump is not a moron, he is Machiavellian.

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Why is the mainstream media (MSM) not writing about that division? Answer: Because they don’t want you to see them fighting among themselves. Not only it would be unseemly, it is simply not good political practice to let your enemies (‘we the people’ in this case) see your house in disarray.

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I’m a good political observer but not a good analyst. So, I’m just saying.

Enter Larry Summers to relegate Trump “to the margins of our national life,”

We know who Larry Summers is (see full bio, but suffice it for the moment to know he is an American über-globalist) and that his opinions matter to the members of this nation’s economic and political hierarchy. But you may not know of his hatred of Trump and the reasons for it. Let me give you the skinny on Summers’ contempt for Trump, as I see it.

We all know Trump started his primaries campaign attacking the globalists, without calling them globalists. It was not an oversight; it was intentional, just as he intentionally calls them “the lying and dishonest media” but never calls what they print ‘propaganda‘. He knows good salesmanship mandates letting his customers fill the blanks: at a not-so-subconscious level, we all know he means the media writes ‘propaganda‘. Calling these elements by their name (globalism and propaganda) would be inefficient because then there would be backlash from those trying to refute the malice he ascribes to globalists and Murdock and his media pals. So, he just calls them “lying” this and that.

Yeap, it’s about propaganda. The media gives you propaganda. The people sees it, but can’t call it by its name. Trump shampooed their brains.

That in itself is propaganda by innuendo. In doing so he avoids any responsibility later on for not delivering on his ‘attacks’ on globalists. It is exactly what he did this week with the Carrier agreement incident:

It was all news to Trump, who was taken aback at the idea that he promised to keep Carrier jobs in the United States.

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“I actually said I didn’t make it. When they played it I said, ‘I did make it, but I didn’t mean it quite that way,’ ” Trump said. It was, he explained: “A euphemism. I was talking about Carrier like all other companies from here on in, because they made the decision a year and a half ago.” How Donald Trump forgot about his promise to keep Carrier jobs in the U.S. (WaPo)

But the fact remains that he ran on letting people believe he was attacking both the globalists and the media when, as you can see, he was just shampooing his followers brains.

Larry Summers and those pesky Angry Voters

And Larry Summers was incensed about it, not because he pitied the poor ‘deplorables‘ being manipulated, but because he could see that Trump was running on voters anger. Angry at what were they? Well, Summers knew the answer perfectly well, as he described in his blog:

Yet a revolt against global integration is under way in the west. The four leading candidates for president of the US — Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — all oppose the principal free-trade initiative of this period: the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Proposals by Mr Trump, the Republican frontrunner, to wall off Mexico, abrogate trade agreements and persecute Muslims are far more popular than he is.

The core of the revolt against globalintegration, though, is not ignorance. It is a sense, not wholly unwarranted, that it is a project carried out by elites for elites with little consideration for the interests of ordinary people — who see the globalisation agenda as being set by big companies playing off one country against another.

Just for the record: I started this blog on February 1 when the MSM was ‘disconcerted’ by the phenomenon of angry voters. They would tell their audience that they didn’t know where that anger lifting Trump was coming from. But I said it in my first post, it was Trump’s anti-globalist message. If I knew it, so did they, for I’m not that bright as to be the only one seeing it. The reason the media supposedly couldn’t figure it out was precisely because Trump, opportunistically, never used the word “anti-globalism”, and they were not about to open that can of worms.  So they faked ignorance is my point.

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Back to Larry

Summers was angry at Trump for instigating voters anger against his ideology of globalism. Globalists don’t need people furious at them, they need to pacify them. Trump was making the situation worse by calling names, like Carrier company.

And so it happened that Larry couldn’t take it any more and let ‘we the people’ have it. He actually made a threat to  the American voters in an article he published at the WaPo on March titled Donald Trump is a serious threat to American democracy:

The United States has always been governed by the authority of ideas, rather than the idea of authority. Nothing is more important than to be clear to all Americans that the tradition of vigorous political debate and compromise will continue. The sooner Donald Trump is relegated to the margins of our national life, the better off we and the world will be.

That was a powerful expression of anger. Summers hates Trump, no doubt about it.

Implied in that paragraph is the threat that, if the voters don’t ostracize Trump from “our national life”, not simply defeat him, but erase him from our society, America may end up being “governed by the idea of authority”. The “tradition of political debate” is conditioned, in that article, on erasing Trump from our society.

It is not Trump who would usher such horrible destiny to our nation; it is the action of the voters if they elect him president.

More on that open letter to the American voters.

I have had a strong point of view on each of the last ten presidential elections, but never before had I feared that what I regarded as the wrong outcome would in the long sweep of history risk grave damage to the American project.

The “wrong outcome” is the wrong presidential election outcome: Voters electing Trump, but it is implied, not openly stated. Larry Summers hates Trump, but he feared the angry voters. Where did all that fear and loathing come from? Angry voters elevating both Trump and Sanders; they are the source of angst in the globalists’ mind.

The globalists can’t tolerate another wrong outcome like Brexit. And politicians like Trump (he is a politician) make the job difficult to them. And this brings us to Summers’ recent open letter to the public: The upcoming Trump administration, the Carrier deal and the rule of law

A House Divided

In it, Summers carefully hints that he thinks Trump is a dictator, as discussed up there.  All of us anti-Trump have said it since the primaries, it just so happens that now it is becoming clear. But Summers and us aren’t the only ones fearing a Donald military dictatorship. See Trump is surrounding himself with generals. That’s dangerous. 

Once again, Larry Summers shows us that his biggest fear is the misguided masses of angry voters:

Some of the worst abuses of power are not those that leaders inflict on their people. They are the acts that the people demand from their leaders. I fear in a way that is more fundamental than a bad tax policy or tariff we have started down the road of changing the operating assumptions of our capitalism. I hope I am wrong but I expect that as a consequence we are going to be not only poorer but less free.

This long post is an effort at warning people that these are definitely unstable and dangerous political times. The MSM is not covering the real news that matter to us: that our political/economical masters are divided and bickering with each other. And when that happens, we pay for the broken dishes.

The globalists admit that their fun is coming to an end, that globalism can’t continue to benefit a few without the rest of humanity rising against them.

The globalist oligarchy and the conservative elite ARE afraid of the people’s anger. The know there are good reasons for us being angry at them. But they own all the power of the nation: the military, the police, armaments…and the MSM with which to manage us into moving whichever way they want us to go. Oh, they got the silly millennials to dump Hillary Clinton. That’s control.

Donald Trump is building a wall, indeed, but of military personnel all around himself. You saw what he said about his promises about Carrier: he didn’t mean a word he said.

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El Duce?

So, he took the presidency for his personal power. That’s the sign of a dictator, isn’t it.

I hope this is not the USA empire collapsing in front of our eyes. Larry Summers’ interests are not ours. He fears us more than anyone, because ‘us’ can be manipulated like Plasticine, or grab our pitchforks and run after them.

Keep your eye open. There’s more to come.