Sunday, November 20, 2016

Donald Trump's Scary Military Junta

In one of my last posts I suggested that Donald Trump's decision to appoint the retired general Michael Flynn to be his national security adviser was a really bad idea.

For Flynn is as deranged as Trump and right out of Dr Strangelove. And instead of helping to restrain him might only encourage him to do crazy things.

Like start the Third World War.

But if you thought that was as bad as it could get, sadly you would be wrong.

Because this is the man he's thinking of making his secretary of defence.

Retired marine general James Mattis, the man they call the Warrior Monk.

President-elect Donald Trump is very interested in the idea of having retired Marine Gen. James Mattis serve in his administration and he can be considered a leading candidate for secretary of defense, an official familiar with the transition process told CNN Saturday.

Asked by reporters if Trump would choose Mattis to lead the Defense Department, Trump said, "All I can say is he is the real deal. He is the real deal."

Or just Mad Dog for obvious reasons. 

“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”

And needless to say is probably not the kind of man who should be whispering things into the ears of a man like Trump...

Not when the orange oaf will soon control the largest nuclear arsenal in the world. 

There are about 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world, easily enough to wipe out humanity. As president, Donald Trump will control nearly half of them.

Will be in a position to destroy us all.

“We still have more than enough nuclear weapons to trigger a full-scale nuclear winter that would destroy food production worldwide,” atmospheric scientist Alan Robock of Rutgers University told BuzzFeed News. “It would be a horrible holocaust that destroys humanity.”

But doesn't seem to understand why a president should do all he can to try to avoid using nuclear weapons.

In August, MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough cited an anonymous source claiming that Trump repeatedly asked foreign policy experts why the US can’t use its nuclear weapons.

Which is not a good omen.

And that's before we find out whether Trump will make Sheriff David Clarke his director of Homeland Security...

Who as I've pointed out before, is as unstable and as reactionary as Trump himself...

And along with Flynn and Mattis could form a reactionary junta and turn the United States into at the very least a quasi military dictatorship.

For if you don't believe that read this deranged rant. 

Donald Trump's election was a tremendous repudiation of the America-loathing, servitude-loving, corruption-enabling, cop-hating culture that’s been growing steadily in America under the tutelage of leftist groups. In our democracy, the winner is still celebrated. But after witnessing the pathetic riots disguised as protests on our nation’s streets I’m wondering how long that could last.

The most profound irony in this post election period is that it may take government force in the form of police to ensure that peaceful transition of power.

And then ask yourself at a time when mass protests are continuing, and leftists are battling right-wing racists in the streets, like they were yesterday outside a meeting of neo-nazis in Washington.

Who would that junta arrest? The leftists in the streets, or the Trump supporters inside the building?

Showing their true colours...

And BTW, that woman is the reality "star" Tila Tequila, who was banned from Facebook three years ago after posting a picture of herself in a Nazi uniform in front of a picture of Auschwitz.

Oh boy. You know some people are trying to normalize this situation...

But I wouldn't recommend doing that. Nor would I recommend that anyone make any long term plans.

Until we can determine whether we will survive this maniac...

But what I would recommend is that if you believe in freedom, and sanity.

You should join The Resistance as soon as possible...


  1. Anonymous11:32 AM

    The Fourth Reich is coming together and it will be a struggle to contain. However, Trump seems to forget how the Third Reich ended. In fours years or sooner, it will be over.

    1. hi JD....yes it's important to remember that history is on our side, and never surrender. This fascist blow is just the jolt progressives needed to get them to stop fighting themselves, and start fighting the real enemy. We had become too lazy or complacent, but no longer. We will have to try to contain the damage, but like you I don't doubt that it will end badly for Trump and his gang of neo nazis...

  2. yesterday, you blew the opportunity to address a political moment between two minds, two perspectives... to fairly negotiate what is right. you blew it because it was herstorical in a small way living up to the big standard of 2016, still learning how to crawl and you talk about HAIR, about taking care of herself, about loosing WEIGHT. it was not about nothing.

    please, reject these moth-ball smelling views, resist assumptions.
    refuse to reduce another to the lowest-you-can-manage just to let your anger flow.
    look up. start with your heart and your words.

    1. hi Luce...I'm sorry but I have no idea what you are talking about. I made a passing reference about Rempel's Leitch-like hairstyle, to remind people what party she belongs to. I never said anything about her weight, and I criticized her only because she is one of the most aggressive members of the Harper Party which is getting more reactionary by the day, and still threatens us all. I have always been a firm supporter of women's rights, and while I'm sure love will trump hate. Right now Trump is threatening women and other minorities, right now I'm angry, and I don't have the time to engage in nonsense arguments. Now is the time for resistance, so please act accordingly...

    2. i wasn't gonna bother but for the love of you, Simon...
      i think i can see now how you'd take my comment personaly and badly. sorry it was meant to the general forum that found a way to trash both rempel and May on a physical level- re-read the comments...
      i find it ironic that my resistance to the subtle ways in which women are put down is written off as nonsense... whatever else do you mean by 'act accordingly?'

    3. hi I said above, I don't see what happened in the Commons as a feminist issue. I attack Cons whether they are male or female. And what I meant by acting accordingly is not accusing me of descending to that level, when it wouldn't even cross my mind, and I have always been a strong defender of women's rights...

  3. Nov. 19 SNL

    SNL Weekend Update

  4. Anonymous5:31 PM

    I find all of this frightening. It seems to me that the U.S. Is coming apart at the seams. Trump is bad enough, but some of the people around him seem even worse.What a terrible mistake our neighbours have made.

    1. hi anon...yes it is a frightening spectacle, and in a post-truth world who knows what might happen. But by appointing all those Strangelovian characters Trump is making a huge mistake. They will scare a lot of Americans, they will motivate progressives to resist him harder than ever. They will help build a mighty left-wing movement, that will bring down the right once and for all. So if the world survives him, Trump will be the one who goes down in flames...


  5. The Right Way to Resist Trump

  6. "Democracy is coming to the USA."--Leonard Cohen

  7. Anonymous10:46 PM

    Trump is nothing more than an arrogant real estate promoter who thinks that he can apply the same no holds barred techniques to win in the political arena. His objective is to transform America into an awe inspiring structure where the rooms and inter connectivity defines the human activity rather than individual needs defining the rooms.
    First he used rhetoric to tip the election scales in his favor,currently he is implementing a power triad between Global Team America,Team Kumbaya, and Team Deplorables with the objective of manipulating the three to his benefit. Unfortunately he fails to realize that he is a hapless Alchemist dealing with raw uncontrollable natural forces, but arrogance is bliss. There is good reason why politicians before him have not gone down this road. A good measure of progress is the number of buzzards that are circling overhead at any point in time. To his credit Trump has shed a few but overall the number is increasing. Not a good omen for him or America.

    Assuming that approximately 60 to 70% of the population is still somewhere near the middle of the extreme left or right the best antidote is rational discussion and some flexibility. The dark forces on both sides want people to believe that the other is so evil that discussion is impossible and battle is inevitable.Once people accept this meme it becomes a self fulfilling prophesy.Its really time to build bridges with the 60 to 70% and let Trump become the architect of his own deserving future.



    2. hi RT...yes bridges do have to be built, but Trump must be resisted by whatever democratic means necessary. For if he is not constrained he will lead the world to catastrophe, and silence would be murder.
      Besides Trump's fanatical followers will not surrender their faith in him, until he is exposed as a grubby hustler and a con artist.
      So the more we can shine the truth into his evil darkness the better. A dove in one hand, the sword of righteousness in the other...

    3. Lulymay3:50 PM

      There is no 'left' in the United States, only right and extreme right. Both the Democrats and the Republicans are right of the Federal Liberal Party.

  8. Anonymous11:34 PM

    I don't know why anyone is surprised. Make America Great Again was the code word for Make America White Again.


    1. And the White House will be filled with 99.99 % White officials.

    2. hi MC... I'm not surprised I'm horrified. To try to make America white again in a country as diverse as the United States is a sure road to catastrophe, and risks blowing that country apart...

  9. It is doubtful Trump will launch any nukes. His appointments still have to be confirmed

    His first order of business most likely will be to attack those Americans who are members of the Muslim faith. That will create enough unrest to keep him busy

    He will be unable to resist using his position for personal gain. He will be impeached. End of story



  10. hi e.a.f....all that you say might be true, but Trump is surrounding himself with some deranged Strangelovian characters, and since he himself is mentally unbalanced, anything could happen. It's good to hope for the best, but we should also prepare for the worst...

    1. Anonymous4:30 PM

      Simon, how do you prepare for the worst? The minute a nuke is launched the world is fucked. We might as well line up for those pills they take at the end of On the Beach. If a nuke gets launched, it's over, it's fucking over, man.

  11. Anonymous3:24 AM

    Disparaging General Mattis is a load of shit. He is one of the finest officers in the last century and is overwhelmingly well regarded not just among US Marines (I happen to have been one) but other branches, as well as NATO members of other nations.

    You will be hard pressed to find a more intelligent, well read, or honorable man on the face of the planet.

    1. hi anon...I'm aware of Mattis's military reputation, both my American cousins are in the Marines as was their father. But I question whether a gung ho general like him is the kind of man who should be defence secretary in a Trump administration. Trump needs to be restrained, and I fear Mattis and Flynn could stir him up rather than calming him down, which would not be a good thing...