December 10, 2017
The War’s Over. We Lost.

A year ago, I wrote the following about the incoming Trump presidency:

He’ll be a strutting, tweeting, TV nation Mussolini while the real business of government is carried out by Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, and they are going to unleash the most reactionary, corporate friendly agenda we’ve ever seen. It’s going to be worse than Bush’s first term. It’s the Koch Brothers’ country now, and they’re going to nail down the plutocracy and make it a permanent fact of our national life.
And so it’s come to pass. Regardless of its final details, this tax bill will nail in the plutocracy forever. But, hey, did you hear Trump called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” at a ceremony honoring the Navajo code talkers from World War II, and that he did it beneath a portrait of Indian killer Andrew Jackson, no less? What will that awful, awful, hideous orange vulgarian say next? Titter titter. Let’s discuss it for a week.

Now the Republicans are planning phase two of the putsch, cutting Medicare and Social Security.  Paul Ryan is walking around literally looking like he’s splooging in his slacks. After all, his life-long dream of making Ayn Rand’s vision of America a reality is about to take a giant leap forward. But, hey, did you hear Donald Trump just gave a speech supporting pedophile Roy Moore for the Senate? What will that awful, awful, hideous orange vulgarian say next? Titter titter. Let’s discuss it for a week.

Coming up next, the end of net neutrality.  This means that the one area where you can find alternative opinions and independent news, i.e., the one medium where you can find fundamental criticism of the emerging corporate order, is going to be strangled to death by a cartel of monopolies, and the Internet is going to become exactly like cable TV.  But, hey, by then the awful, awful, hideous orange vulgarian will have made some outrageous new tweet for the pundit class to feign outrage over and titter about for the rest of the news cycle.

The Republicans have found the ideal front man, a shrewd con artist who knows instinctively how to manipulate and distract the media while they systematically dismantle the country and refashion in their interest.

And whither the resistance, the one led by the youthful energy of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton? Well, Chuck and Nancy are doddering around looking for their spectacles and muttering about Russia, although Chuck is also taking time out to party in the Hamptons with Jared and Ivanka, and Hillary is still going around blaming everyone but herself for her defeat. Viva la Resistance!

The war is over and we lost. The Republican’s agenda, once passed, will become permanent. It will become permanent in part because the Democrats will do nothing to overturn it. When they regain power, and they will at some point, they’ll tell us that they’re not going to dwell on the past, but, rather, do the work the American people elected them to do, and the next mushy, centrist, DNC approved creature who sits in the Oval Office will look us straight in the eyes — because that’s what his consultants tell him Real Leaders do — and boldly inform us that it’s time to move forward.

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Posted by OHollern at December 10, 2017 03:14 PM
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Oh, is that all? And what about the part where Trump's private secret police drag away dissenters and "beat the crap out of them," to quote Trump, perhaps until they're, umm dead.

True, if Trump and his pals have their way you'll have no Social Security, no Medicare, no Medicaid, and maybe even no place to live and nothing to eat. But so what? Always remember, nothing is ever so bad that it can't get worse.

Yours very crankily,
The New York Crank

Posted by: The New York Crank on December 11, 2017 8:22 PM

Please get Jerry Doolittle to call me to get in touch with a dman good journalist. I have nine servers attached to my computer and as I told you many times, the computer hacking in Pennsylvania is out of control. It also appears attempts at killing people is happening here. It's an incredible horrid story of government control over medical care the likes of which is extremely reminiscent of Dr. Mengala. Please contact me at 717-620-8490. Our phone is often IP hacked, thes tate faking they were Delll and I could write five books on the horrors. They pying on Oxford University and the books Professors were writing from all over the wold and we don'tknow who the as many as seven people were logging into JOy's computer. It is impossible to use" software here as it is always hacked with malicious scripts. I had to give up my law license because of this hacking as without secure email, any communications with the bar would have been public on our regular computers. Contact me. 717-620-8490 212 Ridge Hill Road Mechanicbu PA 17050
I told you about it years ago and it has gotten to the point of making the KGB and STasi look like lightweight authoritarianabusive surveillance organizations.

Bruce writing for myself and Joy. Wish me luck I may have cancer, leukemia or God knows what else and JOy's medical treatment has been horrendous at Holy Spirit Geisinger and related doctors. Mormon guy.

Posted by: Bruce Perry on December 15, 2017 12:07 PM

PS We have lost so much in costs buying computers, I decided to go hypercapitalism and am charging bullies computer destroyers and other malicious hackers a fine of 1 million USD plus 1 bitcoin plus 1 million Chinese currency that Dean Lebaron chronicled which is encased in plastic and has a gold coin attached. The charge is per nanosecond and I remember all those AOL cd's and Time Warner so I decided to put what AOL did with capitalizing those CD's so if capitalism is unregulated, there isn't enough money in the world to pay me. I plan to hand it all but a tiny fraction out to charitable causes. Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Bruce Perry on December 15, 2017 12:16 PM

PPS The charge is for the hardware we own jointly, not for the software, so the user agreements that software companies make you sign have nothing to do with what we charge for using our computers (two of our computers are Chromebooks and Chromeboxes which we have never signed into and signed a suser agreement with Google on. They are just on but the hardware is ours. Send honest timekeepers in if you know any. Borrow a lamp from Diogenes if you can. I need one too.

Posted by: Bruce on December 15, 2017 12:21 PM
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