Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Donald Trump and the Labyrinth of Lies

In his book The Art of the Deal Donald Trump called his compulsive lying "truthful hyperbole," or "an innocent form of exaggeration."

But they are lies, if his nose really did grow with every one he told, by now it would it would have had to be declared a dangerous weapon.

And the way he reacted to Meryl Streep's devastating criticism of him at the Golden Globe Awards, is just more evidence that he can't control himself.

And is now trapped in his labyrinth of lies. 

He hasn’t taken office yet, but Donald Trump is lost, wandering in a labyrinth of lies and trying to drag the country in with him. 

Witness his reaction to being called out on Sunday by Meryl Streep. Speaking at the Golden Globes, she said she had been stunned and heartbroken to see him mock a reporter with a physical disability.

Still trying to claim that he did not mock a disabled reporter, even though the whole world saw him do it...

The reason he mocked Serge Kovaleski was because the reporter had refused to go along with another of his Big Lies.

It all goes back to Mr. Trump’s baseless claim that he saw Muslims dancing in the streets by the thousands after the towers fell on 9/11. Challenged over this, Mr. Trump seized on a 2001 article in The Washington Post, written by Mr. Kovaleski when he was a reporter there, that he said backed up his story. 

But the article did not do that. It merely reported that the authorities had questioned “a number of people” who were “allegedly seen” celebrating the attack. Nothing has ever come of that “allegedly” — there has never been any evidence to substantiate Mr. Trump’s claim, not then, not now. 

And the way his hapless stooge Kellyanne Conway tried to defend her boss couldn't be more disturbing...

“Why is everything taken at face value?” she said. “You can’t give him the benefit of the doubt on this and he’s telling you what was in his heart? You always want to go by what’s come out of his mouth rather than look at what’s in his heart.”

Especially since there is no evidence that the orange oaf even has a heart.

And to make matters worse that wasn't the only lie Trump has told in the last twenty four hours. 

For first his claim that he had forced Fiat Chrysler to create jobs in the United States was quickly shot down. 

Fiat Chrysler has said thousands of news jobs it announced in the US is not related to Donald Trump - despite a series of tweets in which the President-elect appears to take credit - and that the firm's chief executive had not even spoken to him.

And then there was his outrageous claim that Washington was running out of inauguration gowns.

President-elect Donald Trump broke an inauguration-related fashion scoop in an interview with the New York Times on Monday: “All the dress shops are sold out in Washington,” Trump declared, due to what he forecasted will be an “unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout for the inauguration.”

Which was also proven to be false, over and over again.

And can only make a sane person wonder which voice in his head was responsible for that one?

And didn't he even bother to check with Rudy Giuliani?

Who judging by the way he likes to dress up in drag, I'm sure knows every dress shop in New York, Washington, and Paris.

But of course it's no joke. 

In just ten days that compulsive liar, that demagogue, that maniac, will become the president of the United States and have the power to incinerate us all...

And Conway's suggestion that we should ignore what he says, and look for the truth in his heart, couldn't be weirder, more insane, or more dangerous,

Ms. Conway’s quote is a glimpse into the heart of darkness that a Trump presidency portends. She wants us to swallow Mr. Trump’s reality without question. To accept only what he says now — not what he said then — over the evidence seen and heard by our own eyes and ears. She wants us overcome the dissonance by looking for the “truth” in his heart. 

The truth is getting harder to see in the flickering gaslight of Mr. Trump’s America, but it’s there. Not “in his heart,” or out of his mouth, no matter how much this man and his minions say otherwise.

For it can only take us to a place called fascism.

And the good news? The truth will win out, it always does. 

Like a rising sea it cannot be held back.

Wave after wave of it will crash into him...

And will eventually remove him or dissolve him from office.

And make America cleaner again.

Support The Resistance.

Make that happy day come as soon as is humanly possible...


Anonymous said...

I would like to comment on an earlier cartoon you drew with small elves beneath a large frame of Stephen Harper dressed as Santa with caption stating the present government is still under the rule of the Stephen Harper party…yes, but the real truth is, Harper was under the rule of the dangerous Canadian Christian Alliance cult, and this cult is the real culprit causing trouble! PLEASE READ new details on public record this week, on this subject! This is one of 4 special communications available at all city and municipal public libraries, Mayors' Offices in provincial capitals and all international airports. New details were put on record in December 2016 and January 2017.

Anonymous said...

I'll hazard a guess and say that 90% of what spews from his big mouth are lies. Conway's ridiculous statements are further proof that this president to be and his enablers are a surreal freak show, a sick joke that keeps repeating over and over.
What is obvious now is how utterly unhinged he becomes when a highly respected woman such as Meryl Streep calls him out for his unacceptable behaviour. That's the key to sending this degenerate over the deep end and into an insane asylum where he belongs.
In light of that I say, "let him have it ladies!"

e.a.f. said...

Its a smart strategy, deflect, deflect, deflect. while people are talking about what he tweeted to Streep, they forget to focus on the real issues, which are his cabinet choices. The MSM will spend more time talking about movie starts tweeting about it all than on the cabinet choices and their failure to complete the required ethics forms.

May not like what Conway has to say, but she is first rate at her job. Its amazing to watch her work and speak. some reporters call her out on what she is saying but many just let it go by. She works well for Trump. she provides "confirmation" of what he said and in effect gives it some "legitimacy" for those who support Trump. They are very media savy and playing to their base.

Tell a big enough lie long enough, people will start to believe it. worked once, may work again. History can repeat itself and with the MSM and others focusing on what Trump is saying instead of ignoring it and making their own plans to put into action, it may happen.

In my opinion the best way for the Democrats to reign in Trump is to get the majority in Congress. That takes hard slogging work in the communities and states. If they don't do that work and change how the voting happens in the individual states the U.S.A. may well be stuck with Trump and the Republicans and Putin for a long time. It is not enough to complain about Trump and his ilk, there have to be plans put into place and implemented to get rid of him. spending time on tweeter, doesn't cut it. If people ignored him and his tweets, they might be better off. Trump does what he does because it works for him. the name of the game is get your name out there or as the old line goes, I don't care what you say about me, just spell my name right.

Anonymous said...

Technology is slowly but surely moving us into a counterfeit virtual world. All Conway is saying is to ignore the snippets of abhorrent Trump reality and embrace the virtual where America will be Great Again,Trump is a good man, the swamp will be drained,walls will be built, justice will be served,.... As soon as we can get control of the media VR levers and an AI buffer between what Trump says and what people hear all of this will happen! Afterwards if anyone is still experiencing apprehension they should turn up the metering rate on their personal Prozac pump or switch to something more efficient.
Although Trump is a catalyst the real battle is about future destiny .. a virtual world where people are spied upon, fed fake news that is preference tailored to maximize governmental control or a world where people have responsibility for their own destiny and the government provides information and support to reach those goals. Hopefully history will record the Trump years as a turning point where the virtual just got too big, too fast to ignore.

e.a.f. said...

its getting entertaining now. turns out Trump thinks vaccines lead to autism and is going to have that "investigated". then there are news reports that Russia has some interesting material concerning Trump, that the FBI briefed Obama and Trump on what they have, some reports say it could be used as black mail. Lawyers, guns and money has some interesting comments on the subjects

Simon said...

hi anon...I'm always interested in any material on the Harper Party, but these days the religious fanatics have only Brad Trost as their champion, and many of them are too busy to care about him, because they're all working for Jason Kenney in Alberta...

Simon said...

hi JD...yes, remember how the Star reporter Daniel Dale kept track of Trump's lies during the election campaign in the most brilliant fashion? The list went on and on, and in a normal world should have been enough to ensure that Trump was soundly defeated. And you're also right that nothing sets him off like being criticized by a woman. He really is rotten to the core, and he does belong in an insane asylum...

Simon said...

hi e.a.f...It's true that Trump's tweets do serve to at least try to deflect attention from the terrible cabinet choices he is making. But I notice that the MSM now has a better understanding of what he is trying to doing, and they are not letting Trump distract them as much as he once. But you can't ignore his tweets either, because that's how he intends to govern. And they do reflect his thinking better than anything else...

Simon said...

hi RT...yes you're right, the virtual world that has been hyped so much as a Brave New World, is now showing signs of becoming a real threat. The technology can be manipulated, the news can be faked, and as Trump has shown us it is made for a demagogue. But while it can isolate us, it can still bring progressives together. And while we figure out where all this is leading us, we need to use the tools we have available to help our American neighbours bring down the Trump regime...