TRUMP: A Pre-mortem? Or, Death By A Thousand Cuts?

Submitted by Caleb Pilgrim

To return to Trump ….Today is day 1075 since President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. According to the Washington Post, by December 16, 2019, he, Trump, had made a mere 15,413 false or misleading statements (otherwise known as lies). Some claim that he even lied about his father, Fred Trump’s place of birth.

Arguably, the Post’s figures might well have been inaccurate. We do not know and we will never know the exact number of lies Trump would have told family, friends, acquaintances, strangers, his Cabinet members individually or collectively, or even lies he might have told himself during the period. The Post’s figures might therefore have been limited to his “public” lies, and the Post’s estimate far too low.

Such has been POTUS’s achievement here – a far cry from President George Washington who allegedly never told a lie – that American social scientists have now developed a new category pertaining to lies: awarding politicians, such as Trump, “the bottomless Pinocchio”. He is clearly unable to control his lying; a medical condition sometimes known as “mythomania”.

By contrast, a pastor friend, a diehard Trump supporter and a black evangelical here in the N.E USA, like another friend and former Barbados unsuccessful political candidate in last year’s May 24, 2018 election; these see Trump, notwithstanding his “truthful hyperbole” as a great man of destiny. To be fair, the Pastor’s wife, more wise, more discerning, early intimated that as far as she could see “God is not the author of confusion”.

The die, however, has now been cast; the Mueller Report completed; the transcript made available; the Whistleblower’s report publicized; ditto the IG’s report; the respective House Committees have done their inquiries and Reports. and the House has voted its two Articles of Impeachment. The Senate reconvenes in short order.

It now remains for the Senate under Chief Justice Roberts to schedule and conduct its impeachment trial of the President, a rarity, in the context of looming Primaries and a 2020 Presidential election. Senators McConnell and Graham, prospective jurors in any impeachment trial, have said that they already decided the matter. What happens if or when Senator Schumer and the Democratic Senate minority somehow file with C.J Roberts a motion to disqualify McConnell and Graham and any other juror who has already prejudged the matter? And, witnesses such as Bolton and Mulvaney? Remember that for many Republicans Trump remains the only game in town.

It is therefore appropriate to essay some brief, if random, remarks on POTUS, his Administration, certain of its policies and his prospects at this juncture.

In using the term “pre-mortem”, I do not mean to suggest that Trump’s defeat this November is a foregone conclusion. We have been here before with disastrous consequences, as former Secretary of State Clinton belatedly discovered. In a sense, he must harp on the economy. and his apparent “success” …. the economy stupid”?

Yet, there is an inescapable law of diminishing returns. Just ask any older man. (Even King David, 1 Kings 1, when he was old and cold). This law, it seems, applies in almost every sphere, including politics.

Consider a politician, a man not unlike Trumpf who thinks one way. He then speaks a second way. He then acts a third way. He trifles, obfuscates, deflects, dissembles, even lies. Bullshit and trivia persist as standard, daily political fare. His public, usually fickle, often misinformed, uninformed or even dis-informed. But, as Lincoln remarked, you can trick them some of the time, but not all of them all of the time.

As reasonable people, we must therefore resist the idea of The Idiot Posing as Intellect, or some Trump (The Tramp-in-Chief), a renegade bolshevik businessman and Putin stooge masquerading and declaring himself (soi-disant) a man of high IQ and “a very stable” geni-ass. (Cf. his late Wharton School Professor, William T. Kelley, a nonagenarian, who described him as “the dumbest goddam student” he, Professor Kelley, ever had in more than 40 years teaching at Wharton; Kissinger’s reference to him as not having “a very orderly mind”; or Tillerson’s description of him – unretracted – as a “moron”; his former lawyer, Attorney Cohen’s testimony that he pressured Fordham and Wharton not to release Trump’s academic transcripts; his absence from the Dean’s list at Wharton despite his boast that he had graduated “top of his class” at Wharton; all in the context wherein he (Trump) demanded to see President Obama’s transcripts and academic materials). Truly, a man of seemingly impregnable, untouchable ignorance, with legions of rats of all varieties scurrying around upstairs.

Perhaps, Republican Senator Romney, when he was thinking more clearly, had Trump’s measure, when he counseled Trump against releasing his tax returns, and then subsequently described him as a “fraud” and a “conman”. Thus, by way of example, Trump has always proclaimed his love for the military. Yet, beyond his serial draft dodging, and whatever his personal demons, the only war he (Trump) seems ever to have fought may well have been limited to some gilded boudoir with relatively expensive “toys” such as “Stormy” Daniels and Karen McDougal, going rate between US $125K and $150K.

No one can say that he (Trump) had been in the US Air Force; then exiled himself to Canada, Sweden, Denmark, the U.K., or elsewhere, rather than kill so-called “gooks” in the “swamps” and muddy/paddy fields of Vietnam. He made the great escape. He now poses as a “chicken hawk”, like many another draft dodger.

The Reader might still note that in terms of re-election strategy, it is still open to Trump and his advisers to start a war, if necessary, and before the elections, if this will gee up his domestic support. E.g in the case of Iran. Many a red blooded American would then rally to “the cause”, with typical shouts of “USA” “USA”. The problem will be one of graduated response and escalation? In response, the Ayatollahs and the Iranian National Guard may have to decide on the feasibility of shutting down the Gulf – following up on their attack on Saudi oil infrastructure some time ago. Beyond profiteering by armaments manufacturers, the military-industrial complex, billionaire investors, what would be the implications for the world economy, OECD and LDC countries and the least developed countries?

As to the issue of race, Trump’s re-election strategy, the Black, Latino and minority vote.

Fortunately, many no longer deny the fact that POTUS is a racist. For too long, the naive denied this fact, despite the overwhelming evidence, (his spawning of birtherism, his notorious ads about the Central Park Five after their sentences had been vacated and all criminal charges against them withdrawn; the EEOC housing discrimination complaints against him – I would not be surprised if there was not at least one Barbadian family allegedly victim of his housing discrimination; his abuse of African countries and Haiti as “s—hole” countries; his attacks on the inner city as “rat and rodent infested”; his own admission that he is a “white nationalist”).

As to his palpable disdain for Mexicans, rumor once did percolate that his daughter, Tiffany, had dated a wealthy Mexican young man while at Wharton. Imagine some Mexican with his grubby paw on his beautiful, pristine, blonde, blue-eyed daughter! Enough to make a “nationalist” nauseous! Who knows the source(s) of his animus against Mexico and Mexicans?

To my mind, to deny that President Trump is a good old fashioned racist largely surrounded by white supremacist advisers, such as Stephen Miller, is like witnessing a man in a bank, pointing his gun at employees and customers on the bank’s floor, and denying that the gunman was a bank robber. What stupid poppy cock!

Yet, Trump can still make inroads into the Black Vote (with “Blacks For Trump” and some of his allies). What if Trump and his advisers, including Secretary Carson, following the reparations advocates decide to expend some political capital and give black families some sort of money (not “40 acres and a mule”, far less will do), or even Yang’s “Freedom Dividend”? Many a hungry belly black may well be seduced by such an obvious political ploy and vote for Trump.

As to his foreign policy, unlike the Kennedy Doctrine, the Johnson Doctrine, the Nixon Doctrine, and others, the Trump doctrine seems at best a series of ad hoc, incoherent, non-sequential non-points, never going beyond slogans such as “MAGA” and “America First”, reflecting Trump’s typical, torrential nonsensical tweets.

Several decades ago, the British Yearbook of International Law kindly published an article that I had written on some aspects of trade in the natural resources of Namibia (1990?). The French Revue des Revues subsequently dismissed the article in two words “tres interessante”. However, we all got it wrong. There was/is no such country as Namibia, per Trump in one of his recent addresses to the UNGA, He should be forgiven for not knowing the name of such a namby pamby “s–hole” country. And, thank God for small mercies insofar as he did not confuse Namibia with NAMBLA.

Imagine, also, that iyou were an immigrant, a green card holder, and a veteran who had been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria. You return “home” to the USA. You find yourself in conflict with the law, felony or misdemeanor. You are convicted in a court of law. You are then deported to Mexico courtesy of a Commander-in-Chief who never served. (ICE officials who might never have served either). And, there are several hundreds such deported veterans in limbo in Mexico, a country they would have left in their very early childhood when their parents brought them to the US as minor children.

We need not speak of the moral obloquy involved in Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents and caging them, with resulting psychological problems.

In the final analysis, in Trump, we have a man singularly classless, embarrassingly clueless, uninformed and unfathomably uncouth. Bristling with hubris, fire and brimstone, he is more the common man’s” Lord Haw Haw”. But, give him credit. He has normalized the abnormal…He has successfully weaponized unspeakable, mass ignorance and intellectual dishonesty in the U.S. No wonder he says he loves “the poorly educated”). He has so consolidated his leadership of the Republican Party, and might yet demoralize his divided 2020 democratic opposition, all with untold implications.

Caveat: As I have said, always beware of any politician who promises that he will end corruption and “drain the swamp”. Experience teaches that he merely brings in his own new, personal swamp, a la Trump.

A second term, however, is no picnic. Just as Nixon defeated George McGovern overwhelmingly and was then driven from Office, early in his second term; just as Bill Clinton’s Presidency was almost derailed early in his second term by the Lewinsky affair, so too Trump’s chickens may come home to roost before any second term or early in his second term if he should win. Few, if any, at any rate, can indefinitely survive a thousand cuts.

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  • HISTORIANS WILL NOT REMEMBER PRESIDENT TRUMP AS BEING IMPEACHED, BUT AS BEING PERSECUTED RELENTLESSLY BY THE DemonRATS, WITH PURE, RAW HATRED FOR HIS POLITICAL BELIEFS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

    Celeb Pilgrim S AKA “GOEBBELS” is a PROJECTIONIST PERIOD and A TRUTH HATER WHICH RUNS IN THE PUTRID VEINS OF HIS FELLOW DEMONRAT PEERS. YOU REALLY HAVE TO FEEL SORRY FOR OUR HEAVENLY FATHERS MISGUIDED CHILDREN WHO MISUSE THEIR AGENCY AND FOLLOW DARKNESS.

    THAT SAID WE MUST BE STEADFAST IN BRING THEIR EVIL DOINGS TO THE LIGHT. HOWEVER, WE ARE ADMONISHED TO PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD TO WITHSTAND THE FIERY DARTS OF THE ADVERSARY AND HIS MINION, IN CONFRONTING THEM ON THE BATTLEFIELDS OF THEIR UNDERHANDED CORRUPTION AND LIES…

    THEY ARE AS SOUNDING BRASS AND A TINGLING SYMBOL.

    THESE DEVIANTS PORTRAY THE ENDLESS BEATING OF METAL IN THEIR UNENDING REPEATED PROPAGANDA ( IN FITTING GOEBBELS STYLE )THAT PRODUCES A HOLLOW, ANNOYING, IRRITATING ECHO OF, NONSTOP, AGGRAVATING, FRENZIED BEATING AND CLANGING OF BRASS OF THEIR PAGAN IDOLATROUS BELIEFS THAT ECHO CEASELESSLY THAT SEEMS TO ETERNALLY REVERBERATE AND “DEMONSTRATE NO LOVE”.

    THIS WELL-KNOWN AND COMMONLY LOATHED, NONSTOP CLANGING NOISE BECAME THE VERY WORD PEOPLE USED TO DESCRIBE A PERSON WHO TALKED INCESSANT FALSEHOODS MUCH LIKE CELEB PILGRIM AND HIS LEFTIST COMRADES WHO ECHO FROM THEIR HOLLOW CHAMBERS.

    NOT ONLY HAS THE WORLD DODGED A BIG BULLET BUT ALSO THE WORLD IS AWAKENING, THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA HAVE AWOKEN, THE PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA HAVE AWOKEN, THE PEOPLE OF IRAN HAVE AWOKEN, THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND HAVE AWOKEN. A LOT OF COUNTRIES ARE SEEING THE EVIL THAT IS BEING PERPETUATED UPON THEM AND THERE IS PUSH BACK FROM THE POPULATIONS. THE TYRANNY LOVERS, ENABLERS AND COLLABORATORS SEEING THE PUSH BACK IN THE WORLD ARE RESORTING TO SCARE TACTICS BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID, THEY ARE WITNESSING THE PEOPLE AWAKENING AND THEY WILL NO LONGER DO AS THEY ARE TOLD .

    THE SKULDUGGERY AND IMPEACHMENT CRIME ORGANIZATION WILL BE MARVELOUSLY AND MIRACULOUSLY EXPOSED IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AND THEIR NAMES REMOVED FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE SHOULD THEY CONTINUE IN THEIR MACHIAVELLIAN DECEITFUL AND TRICKY WAYS!

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  • NO DUE PROCESS IN IMPEACHMENT

    THE DEMONRATS FANATIC SOCIALIST PLAY BY SAUL ALINSKY’S BOOK “RULES FOR RADICALS THAT HE DEDICATED TO LUCIFER “…ALINSKY WAS OBAMAS MENTOR AND HIS INSPIRATION IN SAYING “WE WILL FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM AMERICA,” EIGHT DAYS BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED.

    HILLARY CLINTON’S THESIS IN COLLEGE WAS DEDICATED TO ALINSKY.

    “You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” —Sen. Chuck Schumer

    “You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you merchandise it. And then you [the press] write it, and they’ll say, ‘See it’s reported in the press that this, this, this and this’. So they have that validation that the press reported the smear. It’s called the wrap-up smear. Now I’m gonna merchandise the press’ report on the smear that we made. It’s a tactic… and it’s self-evident.” —Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    A CABAL LEAD BY THAT ANCIENT SPIRIT THAT IS IN OPPOSITION TO GOODNESS, THEIR REPETITIONS ARE POSSESSED WITH THE ESSENCE OF TYRANNY AND OPPRESSION.

    THE DEMOCRATS 2019 IMPEACHMENT PROBE WAS AN ATTACK ON THE FUNDAMENTAL DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF THE CONSTITUTION GUARANTEED TO ALL AMERICANS. HOUSE DEMOCRATS REWROTE HOUSE RULES TO ILLEGALLY EXCLUDE REPUBLICANS FROM THE PROCESS.

    THE FIRST OPEN DISPLAY BY THE PARTY AS A WHOLE OF UTTER CONTEMPT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AND DUE PROCESS RIGHTS CAME ON OCTOBER 21, 2019 when it defeated a censure resolution of Rep. Adam Schiff, who was conducting a CLOSED DOOR WITCHHUNT, DUBBED AN “IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY” by Speaker Pelosi to draft Articles of Impeachment, that barred Republicans, the media, the public, the president’s attorney’s, the right of cross examination, or the right to confront one’s accusers. The entire process was begun by ANONYMOUS ACCUSERS WHO “ADMITTEDLY BASED THEIR ACCUSATIONS ON HEARSAY EVIDENCE”.

    THEY ARE A LAW UNTO THEMSELVES…DEMOCRATS CHANGED THE HOUSE RULES TO EXCLUDE REPUBLICANS FROM THE PROCESS, INCLUDING FORBIDDING REPUBLICANS TO QUESTION WITNESSES WHILE THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT WERE DRAWN UP. THE DEMOCRATS SO-CALLED “IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY” DENIED FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL DUE PROCESS RIGHTS.

    DESPITE DEMOCRATS AND THE GLOBALIST, FAKE NEWS MEDIA’S BEST EFFORTS TRUMP POLL RATINGS REMAINED STRONG.

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  • @ Miller,

    As an aside, was this the same “John” who early up in his defense of POTUS told us that billionaire Trump “represented the proletariat”, even inclusive of the lumpen proletariat? Despite his history of stiffing workers and small businesses as set out in the matrices supporting his casino bankruptcy filings?

    I thought then that he (John) was either a humorist – and a damned good one – or a straight up lunatic. Either way!

    Reminds me of a Republican friend who sent me an article arguing that Trump has was/is a “Burkean Conservative”. I then had to revisit my 1st year undergraduate recollections, near five decades ago, and lo, I re-discovered that Edmund Burke was also an avowed monarchist, meaning that he would never have agreed to the American colonists fight for independence, or the Independence of other British colonies.

    In the circumstances, I could not quite understand the notion of Trump being a “Burkean Conservative”. May be, he is all things to all people. However, you can put a ton of lipstick on a pig, but it still remains a pig. (LOL).

    Perhaps, you might want to ponder on the Desiderata??? and kind as you are, seek to live in harmony with all men (paraphrasing). Or, alternatively, like the Priest and the Levite, simply pass by on the other side.

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  • Trump’s support comes from the working class!!

    The working class is the proletariat.

    Therefore Trump represents the proletariat!!

    QED

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  • How does Marxism work when the proletariat is capitalist?

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  • SargeantJanuary 11, 2020 2:16 PM

    @Caleb Pilgrim

    Congratulations! it was only a matter of time before we could point to the relevance of Godwin’s Law.

    As you noted “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”

    If that is the case then logic and reason if brought to bear would indicate that Mr Trump did not waste his mind having decimated the power and might of the establishment of both the Republican and Democratic parties to become President of the United States.

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  • @ CS:

    We should rarely, if ever, trust the single variable explanation – e.g Trump’s “very stable genius” – to explain any political/social phenomena.

    May be, an inept campaign by Hillary Rodham Clinton; Russian successful interference in the election; a broken electoral system – even Trump alleged that Sanders was robbed by the electoral college; apathy on the part of some sectors of the electorate; the role of social media; etc, etc. Pwrhaps, a multi-variable serves better than typical swagger and bluster.

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  • @Ewart Archer January 13, 2020 1:19 AM “He was almost certainly an affirmative action student at Columbia and Harvard.”

    Nonsense. Both Obama’s black father and his white mother were certifiably very smart people. I wish that both of your parents had been that smart.

    The fruit can’t fall very far from the tree.

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  • @Ewart Archer January 12, 2020 9:27 PM “When you apply for a US visa and then use it to work in the US, you voluntarily subject yourself to all these laws, which mean TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.”

    So who changed what the wise and revered founding fathers desired?

    And why?

    And over the next 500 years or so will it be good for the United States?

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  • @ John January 13, 2020 11:00 AM
    “BTW, Africans did not come over on the Mayflower, Puritans did.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Who ever said ‘African came over on the Mayflower’?

    If they did “Americans” would be mainly black and women of Pocahontas ilk would have had ‘real’ African-American children.
    The Mayflower passengers were simply invaders of the illegal immigrant type similar to those your Trump is trying to keep out of America today.

    Blacks were taken to America by force. They were not “illegal” immigrants escaping religious persecution as the dirty disease ridden English savages (calling themselves “Puritans”) claimed.

    How could they be that ‘puritan’ but still get involved in the Atlantic slave trade?

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  • @Ewart Archer January 13, 2020 1:19 AM “After graduation from Harvard, Obama declined offers to work for a top flight law firm.

    Why work for a “top flight” law firm when instead you can be a community organizer, a state senator, a best selling author, and the President of the United States?

    Have any of Obama’s contemporaries who went to work for “top flight” law firms been as successful?

    Have you been as successful?

    You dare to question Obama’s intellect and his decision making?

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  • @ Caleb Pilgrim January 13, 2020 1:27 PM

    “Russian successful interference in the election; a”

    You insist on trolling this particular aspect. It would appear according to you that the Russians influenced a significant number of Americans when they voted for Trump. Do you really believe that rot?

    “May be, an inept campaign by Hillary Rodham Clinton”
    This p[art is to be taken more seriously. She ran an inept campaign. She called people deplorables who might have voted for her. She was told by her husband to spend some time in the mid-wets states; she refused to do so. She thought the post was hers by divine right. She ran a mighty inept campaign. Stop trying to tell people that the Russians made Americans vote the way they did.

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  • RE You dare to question Obama’s intellect and his decision making?

    YES HE IS NOT GOD AND THUS NOT INFALLIBLE HIS DECISION MAKING WAS EVIDENCE THAT HE DID NOT HAVE MUCH INTELLECT E.G THE NON AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT

    HOW IS IT THAT HE DID NOT SOLVE MANY OF THE ISSUES THAT THE NON INTELLECTUAL TRUMP HAS SOLVED?

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  • @ Silly Woman January 13, 2020 2:13 PM

    “You dare to question Obama’s intellect and his decision making?”

    Yes I do. Remember the green line in Syria ? The green line was breached and he did nothing. He fomented regime change in Syria He help fomented unrest in the Ukraine and only sent non-lethal aid when there was a need for anti-tank guns ( Crimea was annexed as a result). He fomented unrest in Libya resulting in total chaos there. He has said that it was the worse decision he ever made. The Benghazi embassy affair. His administration refusal to beef-up security at the embassy despite several warnings by security advisors. The hiring of local Libyans to provide security at the embassy. The night of the attack, the Libyan security guards did not turn up for work. The inaction by his administration for twelve hours before responding to the crisis when it was too late. All of this is available from Judicial Watch . Judicial Watch went to court to obtain the facts under the freedom of information act. He then lied in a cover up. He allowed personal dislike for Putin to cloud his judgement. He tried to treat Putin as an inferior. Putin is several orders of magnitude sharper than he is..

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  • @R Lucas

    You keep quoting Judicial Watch as if it is some non- partisan outfit, it is a right wing blog dedicated to all things right wing and up to today is still focused on Clinton’s emails; Pelosi and A Schiff. Why is there nothing about the Ukraine phone call or Trump’s cozy relationship with Putin or the Treasury Dept’s. refusal to provide Congress with the amount spent on Trump’s visit to his various golf courses or how his various associates end up in jail how Trump has gotten nothing from North Korea despite his blatant campaigning for a Nobel Peace prize.

    I could go on about his charity to self his bogus University but I read somewhere that Trump is White people’s OJ and the article is not quite accurate it should state “whites and some blacks OJ”.

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  • @Ewart Archer January 13, 2020 1:19 AM “Obama never released his university transcripts.”

    Has Trump released his university transcripts? if so I missed it. Can you please send me the link? Thanks.

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  • @robert lucas January 13, 2020 3:16 PM “Putin is several orders of magnitude sharper than he is.”

    And you know this how?

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  • “Putin is several orders of magnitude sharper than he is”

    Putin is smarter than every world leader. The minefield he has had to get through from KGB officer in the cold war to moscow politician to Russian leader is nothing short of incredible. Putin is the ultimate strategist and unlike amercian leaders who rely on think tanks and lobbyist for decision making, he is a student of spycraft and statecraft, his decisions are his own. No amercian president ever had a background close to his. Obama never stood a chance, neither Trump, neither Bush.

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  • THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THEIR AGENDA… Also See Freedom Criers Comments at the Top of this page.

    Right now their AGENDA is to Obstruct, and Destroy, Create Chaos and Perpetrate Violence and REPEAT LIES LIKE Celeb Pilgrim Aka Goebbels. They don’t seem interested in doing anything good for the people. Their Motto is THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS and they will do ANYTHING TO DESTROY those who stand in their way, ALL FOR POWER AND GAIN.

    The Democratic Party (D) SLAVERY, SEGREGATION, AND CONTROLLING MINORITIES is and remains a founding principle of the Democratic party, and which the GOP was founded to oppose. The Democratic party’s failed Trump-Russia collusion hoax has brought a cloud over the perception of the American system of government and democracy throughout much of the world.

    The party is PRO-INFANTICIDE, PRO-ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT rights over American citizens, PRO-ABORTION, ANTI-CAPITALIST AND ANTI-FREE ENTERPRISE, SUPPORTS CONFISCATORY TAXATION, RESOURCE REDISTRIBUTION, WEALTH TRANSFER FROM AMERICAN CITIZENS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, ABUSE OF ASYLUM LAWS, SINGLE PARTY SOCIALISM, ELECTION CHEATING, RIGGED NOMINATION AND ELECTION PROCESSES, DICTATORIAL REGULATION BY UNELECTED PARTISAN CIVIL SERVANTS, ANTI-FIRST, SECOND AND FOURTH AMENDMENT, AND A DICTATORIAL CENTRAL CONTROLLING GOVERNMENT. Democrats have become radicalized, elitist, have abandoned the interests of working people, and their leaders have endorsed violence to promote “change.” By contrast, the Republican Party is generally pro-life and pro-free enterprise, supporting lower taxes, gun rights, individual liberty, small responsible government, tolerance, the two party system, and the free, open exchange of ideas.

    The party has been taken over by Marxists. It HAS WON THE PRAISE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY USA AND IS DOMINATED BY PROGRESSIVE MILLENNIALS INDOCTRINATED WITH CULTURAL MARXISM from public schools and state universities. VIOLENCE, ANTI-SEMITISM, INTOLERANCE, GENDER PSYCHOSIS, INFANTICIDE, PROMOTING RACIAL DIVISIVENESS, pandering, patronage, censorship, eliminating beef from the American diet, and tearing down America’s automobile and airline infrastructure have replaced justice, fairness, tolerance and economic wellbeing as priority issues. THE PARTY REJECTS GOD AND CLAIMS SCIENCE IS THE ULTIMATE DETERMINER OF TRUTH YET REJECTS THE SCIENTIFIC FACT THAT MEDICAL TREATMENT CANNOT TURN A MAN INTO A WOMAN. The party has adopted the pseudoscientific position that slave reparations, a universal basic income, and single payer healthcare will reduce carbon emissions. Working peoples’ jobs have been shipped overseas to promote “equality” with the “Third World.” Formerly industrious working families have been pacified by big government and taxpayer-supported narcotic addiction with opioids, which Democrats claim to be a fundamental “human right.”

    IN 2016 THE PARTY COLLUDED WITH CORRUPT ELEMENTS OF THE OBAMA INTELLIGENCE APPARATUS TO RIG THE ELECTIONS AND CIRCUMVENT AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, I.E. THE CLINTON DOSSIER ETC. ETC.

    A PEAK AT HISTORY…

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  • @ Sargeant January 13, 2020 3:49 PM
    I know it is. But I am quoting from the freedom of information materials which have been obtained via the courts. I presumed that the freedom of information papers are factual. Why would Judicial Watch lie about something like that? I am dealing with facts. You go off about the amount of money Trump costs the USA by playing golf. I am not interested in whether he plays golf or not. I am responding to statements that claim Obama was the be all and end all when it came to making decisions. I gave examples that show his decision making left a lot to be desired. Similarly with Owen Arthur: claims were made that he was a great decision maker and I cited examples showing that his decision making left a lot to be desired. I deal with specifics

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  • @ Silly Woman January 13, 2020 3:58 PM

    “And you know this how?’

    He out foxed them when he annexed the Crimea. The west never saw that ploy coming at all and when the realization dawn on them, it was too late to do anything about it. the west fomented unrest in the Ukraine. Obama showed his open disdain for Putin and Russia’s military. He openly stated that the Russian military was second rate( it was the Russians who won the second world war). The boycotts of Russians goods by the west has also back fired. Putin has aligned economically with China and also with its military. Even the New York Times which was opposed to Trump improving relations with Russia, concluded that a mistake has been made and that good relations should be sought with Russia. The EU was in the forefront of the anti-Russia drive: The EU now seeks to improve trade ties with Russia because it has suffered tremendous losses financially as a result. All of this is available on the internet.

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  • @robert lucas January 13, 2020 5:12 PM “it was the Russians who won the second world war.”

    Shhhh!!!

    Don’t let the “mother country” or the American veterans of the Second European War, 1939-45 hear you. Don’t let my dad hear you neither. He did his part in WW2 as well, and he int no Russian, living nor dead.

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  • Perhaps, “plus ca change, plus ca reste la meme chose”.

    Let us reminisce for an instant, and undertake a sort of Barbadian psychograph, if you will. For, the unexamined life, some Greek once said, is not worth living. Thus, just as we have today’s spirited defense of POTUS by the Trump Choir, like some latter day Greek Chorus in a Greek Tragedy …. Let us remember how ……

    “George VI, facing war with Germany in 1940, must have had his courage redoubled on receipt of a cable from the distant colony of Barbados, signed by Grantley Adams, later to become the island’s first premier. “Go on, England”, he cheered. “Little England is behind you”. This story which crops up everywhere in the literature of Barbados, has supplied a lasting tag. Little England: a source of unexamined pride for many, A marketing tool for some, and an embarrassment for two generations of Barbadian intellectuals. The novelist, Austin Clarke, who decamped to Canada in the 1950s, said. “It was a joke and, of course, anyone my age would be able to tell you that cable caused Barbados to become [a] laughing stock”. His 1980 memoir was called “Growing up Stupid under the Union Jack”.” (“Barbados: This Earth, This Realm, This Little England”).

    Let me state that Sir Grantley was the product of his Age. He was perhaps both scholar (Oxford) and later the quintessential colonial politician. He might, however, not have fully appreciated the well-established colonial policy of co-opting Asian, African and Caribbean elites, and his role therein as a Caribbean national; allies with a policy of dividing and ruling such elites, in a system of vertical domination, wherein all roads led to the metropole. Beyond co-opting colonial elites, and dividing them, how does one explain British success – Britain, a small country with relatively scant resources – in, say taking control of 600 princely states in India, the rest of Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, etc, etc?

    I mean absolutely no disrespect for the late Sir Grantley. I still remember how as little hoodlums some of us walked the Bow Rd to Waterford. Sir Grantley (driving his blue Vauxhall, M 820) would invariably stop, collect us and drop us early at school and then speed off. (This was at a time when you could easily get detention with 100 or 200 lines for being late). He often inquired about which subjects we were studying. Little did he know that many of us were only going for lunch or to gossip with our friends or play games. At any rate, we could then later go home after school and tell our grandparents of the great man’s kindness. I could go on.

    However, the political and economic axis has long since shifted or been shifting.from Whitehall to Washington, D.C.

    Barbados, like many other Caribbean states, essentially remains a vassal state of the U.S. Thus, it is said, that when America sneezes, Barbados catches a cold.

    But, this must not mean that Barbados and Barbadians need always support any and every adventure that POTUS, often based on impulse and whim, undertakes.
    The Trump Choir is free to do this. They are free to lick on, like some hapless, Bajan Mozart.

    But, we must remember that American history also featured the concepts of “rugged individualism”, (e.g. abolitionists such as John Brown) and the constitutional right to robust political debate/freedom of speech guaranteed by 1A.

    Are we not supposed to be “firm craftsmen of our fate”? And this runs the gamut up to and including an easy tolerance of corruption.

    Thus, the strident neo-colonial mentality is inconsistent with a so-called sovereign, independent country.

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  • Austin Clarke, just so you know, was not an “intellectual”.

    He was a modestly gifted storyteller/artist who eagerly sought every literary prize he could charm his white Canadian patrons into giving him. He made a good living soaking up the goodwill of his Canadian friends.

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  • @ Robert L.

    Yes re much of Obama’s foreign policy, including his “green line” (sic) – I think you meant his so-called “red line” in Syria. It was an idiotic idea from the beginning. I do not defend many of his & HRC’s foreign policy initiatives, e.g his policy in Egypt, Syria and Libya.

    However, to my mind, he still remains infinitely preferable to Trump. I also still remember, positively, HRC’s now largely forgotten (then First Lady) speech in China condemning female infanticide in China. Neither Trump nor Melanie would do that.

    As to Trump and Russia, why does he so prostrate himself before Putin? I had asked earlier whether he suffers or suffered from Stockholm Syndrome, when he sided with Putin over 17 US Intelligence Agencies and the US Intelligence Community (IC). He said that he literally believed Putin’s denials over his own Intelligence Community. This appalled many, even to this day. Why exactly did he say this? Why his eternal reticence in terms of critique of Putin?.

    Two further points, Robert. Even with respect to Ukraine and his (Trump’s) HOLDING UP Congressionally approved military aid of $390+ millions, pending investigation of the Bidens, who benefits beyond Trump and his electioneering ? Russia.

    It cannot be seriously disputed that Russia at the time had and continues to have Ukraine under the gun, having also already taken Crimea.

    Secondly, as you well know, several in the US Intelligence Community … Perhaps Republicans and former Chiefs Brennan and Clapper, included, have on occasion publicly wondered ….. hmmmmmmhhhh …. whether POTUS is a Russian “asset”. So, I would not so airily dismiss their positions, based on their substantial training and decades long professional intelligence experience.

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  • Caleb Pilgrim

    I am assuming you supported Britain’s defence of the Falkland Islands during the war with Argentina, on the grounds that the great majority of the people who live on the Islands speak English, not Spanish, and are fiercely loyal to the UK.

    For the same reasons, you should support the Russian takeover of Crimea, which is, and has for a long time been populated mostly by ethnic Russians (not Ukrainians). These Russians are fiercely loyal to Moscow.

    Moreover, the transfer of Crimea to Ukrainian jurisdiction during the Soviet era occurred at a time when both Russia and Ukraine were part of the same state. Do you agree?

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  • @ Ewart:

    “Just so you know, Austin Clarke was not an “intellectual”. Neither am I Nor are you!

    More substantively, do you dispute the accuracy and the truth of Clarke’s statements?

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  • @ Ewart A:

    Public International Law (PIL), so far as I know, today prohibits alteration of existing territorial borders.

    This has been a tenet since the end of WW2. Otherwise, the Nazis would have legitimately taken the Sudetenland, etc, etc, and ditto any number of “independent” African states with artificially borders drawn by colonial civil servants in Whitehall and the Quai d’Orsay.

    Failure to respect existing borders would open a bottomless can of worms and result in endless conflicts.

    Finally, while I would never have voted for Thatcher, she handled the Argentinian conflict and the degenerate Argentine generals well.

    Based on the principle of self-determination, and respect for extant territorial borders, I would have supported the Falkland Islanders and Thatcher’s action against the right wing Argentinian (some say “fascist”) military regime.

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  • @ Silly Woman:

    Re the nonsense about Affirmative Action and President Obama as an alleged beneficiary

    Just stand your ground. The Trump Choir and the opponents of (formal) “affirmative action” will never admit that whites such as former V. P Dan Quayle also benefitted from affirmative action.

    Nor will they ever admit that Whites in these here United States, having effectively sabotaged the so-called “merit system”, have now de facto promulgated their own affirmative action system, in addition to their longstanding informal system of informal affirmative action.

    Witness, for example, the recent school admissions scandals and court trials involving white children of the rich and famous….There are copious other examples ….

    By contrast, blacks have to go through the court system and litigate in a context where Reagan/Bush/Trump judges will typically strike their actions.

    So, whose affirmative action? Just stand your ground. You are right on this issue.

    Also, who knows whether Trump was a beneficiary of one of the legacy places/seats at Wharton?

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  • Caleb

    Conveniently, you ignore part of my argument.

    The SUBSTANCE of the situation in the Crimean Peninsula creates a compelling case for recognizing an exception to the usual legal principle of the inviolability of nation states, which is “weak” legal principle in any case.

    Let me repeat: Crimea was only transferred to Ukrainian jurisdiction for administrative convenience at a time the territory, Ukraine and Russia were all part of the same country.

    Your references to the Sudetenland and Africa are nonsensical. The Sudetenland was populated by ethnic Germans but it was never previously German territory.

    The African situation, as well as the situation in the Middle East, provide evidence that additional exceptions should be made to the legal principle you cite. The modern Middle Eastern states with boundaries that bifurcate tribal territories, have failed. I refer to Iraq and Syria, in particular. In Africa, we have a permanent costly problem in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, etc.

    A legal principle that creates permanent discord is a legal principle we can do without.

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  • My argument is further bolstered by the horrific mess in the place formerly known as Yugoslavia.

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  • I am still waiting to see Trumps’ university transcript.

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  • Beyond co-opting colonial elites, and dividing them, how does one explain British success – Britain, a small country with relatively scant resources – in, say taking control of 600 princely states in India, the rest of Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, etc, etc?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    What you missed is perhaps the major contribution Britain made to the World.

    It spread the Word of God.

    Perhaps that might explain how such a small country with scant resources was so successful.

    “… for them that honour me I will honour …….”!!

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  • The correct answer is that the British are a courageous and aggressive people who hit the jackpot when they became the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.

    That Revolution gave British naval and land forces the best military technology in the world, and the economic muscle to organize other countries into an international system linked by trade.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Pilgrim, the point re “..[why] he sided with Putin over 17 US Intelligence Agencies and the US Intelligence Community (IC). He said that he literally believed Putin’s denials over his own Intelligence Community.[…] Why exactly did he say this? Why his eternal reticence in terms of critique of Putin?” has been very bluntly answered by this man in the WH.

    I would also add that if there is one iota…just one iota of verifiable evidence “… whether this man is a Russian “asset” … that the course of action is clear though risky: extreme prejudicial black-ops judgement…. However, I believe any such evidence is the circumstantial – which although compelling – is not enough to validate finality of that action.

    We can palaver endlessly to counter these POTUS acolytes when they make absurd Obama-Trump comparisons but there is absolutely NOTHING that they ever say regarding the prostrate position this man has taken before Putin.

    On the practical level it is obviously absurd for any leader to honestly adopt that stance and as evidenced with his willingness to accept the same Intel services info on the imminence of alleged embassy strikes clearly the man is lying and fabricating his way around serious national security matters.

    He doesn’t believe Putin per se, in as much as he simply wants to project his supremacy of winning the election by his magnificence alone… additionally of course Russia is not a “shit-hole country” by any measure…just the type of place he would readily accept as an equal immigrant partner. That’s why in sum, he chooses to believe Putin!

    BENGHAZI

    The Benghazi debacle was clearly a terribly failure… it happened under the POTUS, so it’s HIS… but there were MULTIPLE completed reports of this debacle (more than 50% from republican committees) and their principal report by the Gowdy committee – specifically denoted by Mike Pompeo (current SecofState) – noted the woeful failures by then SecofState Clinton as a key point and cited the imminent re-elections of the day as causing supposedly bad judgement..

    All that to say: take the rabid partisan politics out and maybe we can get to the grist and grind that the situation was a morass of strange Intel, inept military command and security control, weird CIA acts and duplicity of rebel groups … In short, the type of cluster-pluck that can blowup badly in your face … (like the Contra-Iran arms debacle on fast forward for example).

    It was a bad situation made worst by rather asinine PR narratives (almost as bad at Gen Powell’s UN folly)….
    The POTUS must be blamed yes, but realistically there are too many moving parts to control and lay direct leadership failures on his lap. There is NEVER any equivocation about saving American lives by military personnel !

    And talking about asinine PR narratives: under this POTUS isn’t there insanely, unbelievable PR offered as a daily refrain…. can we get real, please!

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  • @ Caleb Pilgrim January 13, 2020 10:03 PM

    The world has changed: China is the (or should be) object of attention by the US not Russia. There are a lot of dinosaurs left over from the cold war era in the US( in Congress from both parties as well as in the civil service). They have made a living beating up on Russia and stand to lose out if there is a change in policy. Trump was prescient when even before he was elected,he said that the constant hostile stance to Russia was stupid. Note, he is the only president to assert his outlook against China. Whether you like the man or not, he brings fresh thinking to the world stage. The man is not in Russia’s pocket’ even Noam Chomsky has concluded that persons of that persuasion are deluding themselves. Chomsky dismissed such allegations to be from fringe elements.

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  • @ Freedumb Crier

    The KKK was effectively the Local Government is Southern states and was primarily a White versus Black Movement

    You truly need to understand the racial campaigns used by Republicans

    and should review the Southern Strategy adopted by Republicans Nixon and Barry Goldwater to appeal to white voters with racism
    in 1950’s and 1960’s [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy ]

    and the racial segregation in suburbs nationally war on crime when Blacks moved out of the South

    then the war on crime against black community 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson

    the war on drugs by Nixon 1968 associating anti-war left hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin

    the three strikes laws started by Ronald Reagan George HW Bush where long term sentences were given for petty crimes primarily against blacks

    13th amendment allows legal slavery for prisoners where 1 in 5 blacks are incarcerated versus 1 in 15 whites

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  • (*) Typo Error

    Statistic should be 1 in 3* black males will be incarcerated Vs 1 in 15 white males highlighting racial inequality in US Justice System

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  • @ Ewart Archer

    The correct answer politically spiritually heartically is dutty Brits were responsible for repugnant global system of institutional white supremacy racism to justify their abhorrent slave trade and colonialism that funded industrial revolution which gave birth to global trade and capitalism

    Slavery Reparations are due

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  • AMERICA MISSED THE BULLET. THANK GOD, KILLERY IS NOT PRESIDENT CARRYING ON IN OBAMA-NATIONS LEGACY!

    THE PROBLEM WITH GOEBBELS AND HIS ILK IS THAT THEY CONTINUE TO STIR UP RACIST KAKA AND OTHER FALSE PROPAGANDA IN TYPICAL LEFTIST BEHAVIOUR…

    THEY ARE NOT ABOUT HEALING; THEY ARE ABOUT MAKING THE WOUND MORE ABRASIVE! THEY MIX A LITTLE TRUTH WITH A MISERABLE DUNG HEAP OF LIES.

    THEY ARE ANTI-GOD DOING THE BIDDING OF THEIR FATHER OF LIES WHO IS THE SOURCE OF HATE AND TYRANNY. THEY ARE INSTIGATORS AND AGITATORS… THEY PROMPT THINGS TO SUIT THEIR CONVOLUTED NARRATIVE, DRUNK WITH HATRED, ANARCHY, DESPOTISM, MISERY AND CHAOS!

    SILLY WOMAN AND THOSE OF HER NAIVETY ARE THOSE BEGUILED BY THE CRAFTINESS OF SUCH MEN, WHO ENCOURAGE HER ON IN HER GULLIBILITY.

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  • Dirty Babylon

    Trump and Johnson can go to Hell inna Nyabinghi Stylee

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  • THE WAYS THE LEFT TWISTS THE TRUTH TO SPREAD #FAKENEWS.

    STANFORD’S SMARTEST LEFTISTS SHOW UP TO BATTLE AN IMMIGRANT.

    BE PREPARED TO BE EDUCATED…THE VIDEO EXPLAINS THE FORMATION OF THE KKK WHO WAS INVOLVED AND ALL THE RACIAL SEGREGATION LAWS OF THE SOUTH.

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  • @”SILLY WOMAN AND THOSE OF HER NAIVETY ARE THOSE BEGUILED BY THE CRAFTINESS OF SUCH MEN, WHO ENCOURAGE HER ON IN HER GULLIBILITY.”

    I will not be beguiled by crafty men nor by crafty women, nor by crying right wing lunatics. I am not naive. I am still waiting to see Trumps’ university transcript.

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  • John
    January 14, 2020 1:17 AM

    Beyond co-opting colonial elites, and dividing them, how does one explain British success – Britain, a small country with relatively scant resources – in, say taking control of 600 princely states in India, the rest of Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, etc, etc?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    What you missed is perhaps the major contribution Britain made to the World.
    It spread the Word of God.
    Perhaps that might explain how such a small country with scant resources was so successful.
    “… for them that honour me I will honour …….”!!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Same with the Roman Empire.

    Both Empires have disappeared but there is one lasting effect of their passing ….

    The Word of God is available to all mankind.

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  • RE …Silly Woman January 14, 2020 8:17 AM “I am not naive. I am still waiting to see Trumps’ university transcript.”

    Please see the info below if you can bear to be enlightened Silly Woman and Pay attention to the mems provided.

    LIKE ANY AND ALL TYRANNICAL INCULCATIONS OR INFECTIONS POSSIBLE, OBAMA’S ANIMUS WAS MEANT TO CRIPPLE AMERICA, TO PUSH DOWN AND NOT LIFT UP. Part 1

    Without exception, all his activities were assaultive, meant to have the exact paralyzing and dissembling destructive effect that we have witnessed over the years of his presidency… THE DISMEMBERING OF OUR SACRED INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES, EVEN THE ERASURE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE REWRITING OF OUR HISTORY.

    Obama’s behavior simply fuels the fire for his destructive acts, and further encourages the cover of darkness to his advantage. Anyone that actually believes or reports differently has already swallowed the Kool-Aid, been conned and successfully scammed. Surely, besides blatant stupidity, the shackles of political correctness have sorely prevented Obama’s media/political critics from seeing “the man behind the curtain.” Their failed attempts to understand the ‘man’ has left them breathlessly flapping in the wind, simply playing further into the charlatan-president’s hands. All the while, the wilily and smiling Coyote’s (Obama’s) true purpose remained hidden in clear view just “outside their box.”

    But every possible excuse so anxiously forged on Obama’s behalf ultimately fails to address the size, the nature and the intent and purpose of his malfeasance. Obama continues to lie and squirm free from all criticism, always blaming others as further distraction from his own sinuous maliciousness. Moreover, Obama’s ongoing hubris clearly observed in all of his daily actions more than adequately proves his insensitive, narcissistic and arrogant indulgences are not happenstance but habitually disordered. Still, Obama’s supporters choose not to see, openly refusing to understand what all is unfolding, strutting about and egregiously trumpeting just how glorious the Emperor’s New Clothes really are….

    Clearly, Obama has done everything that he has done in obedience to one central destructive aim… to destroy America and remake her in the image of Leftist Progressiveness ― the same incontrovertible pattern of rule as ultimately practiced by Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Pol Pot, Mao and the many other evil Tyrannists of the world, even Satan himself, the father of all lies. ― Pure and simple, Obama and his many followers hate the America that our Founding Fathers have wrought. They hate the Judeo-Christian value standard which has been the backbone of this land’s prosperity. In fact, in dramatic objection to the history of our success, Obama and the Tribal Left’s aim is to completely reweave the threads of inspired individual Liberty and Freedom into the dark tyrannical binding of lies and shackles of Socialism et al…, that of Group Think, of Nanny State encroachments and anti-individualisms…, of slavery, the redistribution of wealth, and the complete dissolution of personal property…, and with it, the total abandonment of the Constitution and the rest of our Charters of Freedom.

    Without contradiction, this explanation is the real and actual common denominator inescapably found within Obama’s and the Tribal Left’s intentional executed purpose, all of which ably describes everything that he has done, and no doubt will continue to make sense predicatively out of that which he has yet to do. It fully explains and connects together all the dots and facts of all of their actions, all of their plans, all of their behavior, and all the timing of Obama’s executive orders.

    THIS IS THE LEFTIST PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATIC TRIBE’S DARK AND CALIGINOUS VISION FOR A CHANGED AMERICA. AND IT IS THE ONLY HELM BY WHICH OBAMA STEERED AND CONTINUES TO DO SO IN HIS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION ROLE IN THE SHADOWS.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BFyajJMCEAAGpaF.jpg:large

    FIDDLE D AND FIDDLE D DUMB SAME OLD DRUM D DEMS WANT TO TAKE AWAY PEOPLES FREEDOM!!

    https://vice-images.vice.com/images/content-images/2015/10/06/calling-bullshit-on-the-internets-right-wing-gun-memes-392-body-image-1444159091.jpg?output-quality=75

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  • @ John January 14, 2020 1:17 AM

    The Roman Empire used to persecute and execute both Jews and Christians (the chosen children of your god Yahweh) under the motto: “Sol Invictus”.

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  • Of course Putin is head and shoulders above US politicians, who else could be President and after his term ends hand off the Office to a caretaker until he was ready to assume the office again; who else could orchestrate the murder or imprisonment of political rivals at home and abroad. Who else could control the State communication entities and arrange for them to show salacious videos of political opponents- speaking of salacious videos sooner or later we guarantee that one will be leaked when it is no longer useful to Putin; who else could parcel off state owned utilities to various confederates (while keeping a percentage for himself) . Putin is one of the original “I can do whatever I want” and he has admirer in the WH “I can shoot someone on 5th Ave and nothing will happen to me”.

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  • Ewart Archer
    January 14, 2020 1:29 AM

    The correct answer is that the British are a courageous and aggressive people who hit the jackpot when they became the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.
    That Revolution gave British naval and land forces the best military technology in the world, and the economic muscle to organize other countries into an international system linked by trade.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Lloyds of London was founded c. 1686, long before the Industrial revolution and before Great Britain existed.

    Trade became the essence of Great Britain’s existence.

    The keel for HMS Victory (Nelson and Trafalgar 1805) was laid in 1758, just prior to start of the Industrial Revolution.

    Trade was the basis of the Industrial Revolution, 1760-1820/40.

    Trade opened markets and the Industrial Revolution filled those markets with the products they wanted.

    India came under the control of Great Britain in 1750, Clive of India.

    Great Britain (from 1707) improved its naval tactics and navy to protect the Trade which had already made it Great!!

    All this time, the Word of God was travelling to all parts of the Globe much as the Romans took it to the then known world, including Britannia.

    Empires had other reasons for their existence besides conquest and Trade.

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  • TAKE NOTE SILLY WOMAN…

    LIKE ANY AND ALL TYRANNICAL INCULCATIONS OR INFECTIONS POSSIBLE, OBAMA’S ANIMUS WAS MEANT TO CRIPPLE AMERICA, TO PUSH DOWN AND NOT LIFT UP. Part 2

    Through practiced and well-rehearsed propaganda (strategies meant to dis-inform, deflect and distract) and in order to accomplish their dark purpose, Obama and the Tribal Left have mastered the illusions of making “good” appear to be “evil,” that “Light” is really the “presence of darkness,” ‘making evil appear to be the better reason.’ From their perspective, “Moral Goodness” is really stupidity and selfishness, and that “envying and coveting” are a “strong personal virtues,” even goodly personal rights of freedom that others have wrongly slandered. In the all-relative Bizaro-World of the Obama Tribe…, up is down, and down is sideways, while out becomes in and where below is somewhere else but here.

    To be sure, before our eyes, Obama et al would have us believe that “bitter” can now become “sweet,” that “corruption” is really “fair,” and that the dark oppressions of tyranny are really the fulfillment of man’s righteous desires for freedom from unfair boring personal responsibilities. With the wave of their collective hand, they would have us think that Leftist hateful bullying, intimidation and false accusation are just ignorant misunderstandings of their truly loving, caring and faithful manner.

    And so it is with continuing hubris that Obama still maintains that he has never ‘lied’ about ObamaCare, that the murders at “what-difference-does-it-make?” Benghazi were really caused by Muslim reaction to a viral videotape (proving that when Obama lies, people don’t really die…), that there’s “not even a smidgeon of corruption” at the IRS ― as well as a litany of other documented blatant contradictions.

    Nonetheless, facts are hard things to dismiss when you have only the distractions of smoke and mirrors with which to work. Such is the case with Obama et al. To note just few of Obama’s slippery slopes, it can no longer be trivialized that through Obama’s direction, the U.S. provided both direct funding and weapons to Middle Eastern Terrorist Organizations (such as Hamas, ISIS, and the Muslim Brotherhood). Though titillating about the welfare of Palestinians, he blatantly refused to even acknowledge the very real massacres/genocides of Christians and Jews in apartheid Islamic dominated countries. Obama continued to aid countries sworn to annihilate Israel (now our only democratic alley in the Middle East), and America, both directly and indirectly providing ongoing support to terrorist organizations, lately with his treacherous backdoor-gift to them of an Obama-made vulnerable Iraq.

    Moreover, without missing a destructively planned opportunity for “crisis,” Obama refused to curtail the buying of oil from Islamic Terror sponsoring nations, while at the same time (1) persisting to penalize and undermine our own U.S. Fossil Fuel (Oil, Coal & Gas Industries) with onerous EPA dictates and crippling taxes and, (2) simultaneously refusing to lease U.S. lands and assets to energy developers in order to develop our massive US Fossil Fuels Reserves any further ― which reserves are ironically now known to be the largest in the world. In frightening lock goose-step, Obama also succeeded in having completely side-railed the construction of the Alaska Pipeline, denying thousands more of needed jobs and opportunities…, all while increasing the price of all energy consumables, while in juxtaposition increasing free entitlements across the board culminating in the allowance of illegal immigrants now enjoying more rights than citizens.

    Finally, we must not forget Obama’s actions which illegally and immorally offer the slick promise of free entitlements, handouts and gratuities to all who support him. Most egregiously this includes the redistribution of the wealth of private citizens’ ― from “the Haves” to “the Have-Not’s,” including himself and his followers.

    Through all these activities, he thereby mesmerized vast numbers of fecklessly clinging supporters who quickly fell into line rapaciously eager to support their new King of Candy & Pork. But in reality, all is meant as a silent poison: deadly to all that follow after him, deadly to all who choose instead to turn a blind eye to his intentions. The one thing that becomes increasingly apparent is that Obama and his Tribe are relentlessly consistent in their efforts to further impose their Leftist direction on everybody ― first to strangle the Voice of Goodness within America, and then dash the hope America has been to the rest of the world. After all this evidence, how can anyone seriously not understand that America’s disruption has been wantonly planned and executed by Obama and his Tribe? It’s the only Elephant in the Room!

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  • @Ewart
    He was almost certainly an affirmative action student at Columbia and Harvard and his appointment to the editorial board at Harvard Law was unquestionably an AA appointment
    +++++++++++++++
    A black on campus is a sign of Affirmative action at work, (all the legacy students and all those whose parents contributed to the various endowment funds got there by merit) no wonder Cambridge police arrested HL Gates (he didn’t belong there). Don’t keep us waiting for your “birther” theories, your political hero started a movement promoting it after he coopted it from the various conspiracy crazies.

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  • @ John January 14, 2020 9:49 AM
    “All this time, the Word of God was travelling to all parts of the Globe much as the Romans took it to the then known world, including Britannia.
    Empires had other reasons for their existence besides conquest and Trade.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    What has happened to the Quakers main carrier of this “Word of God”?

    Have they gone the way of the religious dodo bird in the modern world of the Internet?

    Don’t you think it’s time that same Word should have an effectively dominant impact on those parts of the Globe with the biggest populations like India and China?

    But we wish to agree with you that ‘Empires do have “other reasons for their existence besides conquest and Trade”.

    Like the Sumerian, Babylonian, the Greek, the Inca, Ottoman and Austrian all have gone the way of the British.

    The question to you though, is what do you think will be the fate of the ‘empire’ of the modern Romans called the copycat Americans?

    Will it succumb on the wheel of Karma to the emerging Chinese Empire in the expanding world of digitalization as the man carrying the pitcher of knowledge of the Word of the global God arrives on the scene?

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  • “even Trump alleged that Sanders was robbed by the electoral college;”

    but wasn’t there empirical evidence to indicate that the campaign of Mr “the public is tired hearing about Mrs Clinton’s emails” Sanders was undermined by the same Mrs Clinton.

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  • What has happened to the Quakers main carrier of this “Word of God”?
    Have they gone the way of the religious dodo bird in the modern world of the Internet?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    What has happened to the Roman Empire … or the British Empire?

    Not much else for them to do!!

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  • charles skeete
    January 14, 2020 10:39 AM

    “even Trump alleged that Sanders was robbed by the electoral college;”
    but wasn’t there empirical evidence to indicate that the campaign of Mr “the public is tired hearing about Mrs Clinton’s emails” Sanders was undermined by the same Mrs Clinton.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Besides, the electoral college that made Trump President had absolutely nothing to do with Sanders.

    CP obviously knows not much!!

    https://www.newsweek.com/sanders-electoral-college-trump-advantage-1450321

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  • Don’t you think it’s time that same Word should have an effectively dominant impact on those parts of the Globe with the biggest populations like India and China?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Comes down the individual and his/her power of choice.

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  • YA HAVE TO LOVE HISTORY…THE BIRTH OF THE GLOBAL WARMING HOAX WAS AN EFFORT TO COUNTER CAPITALISM…

    ALL TO FAMILIAR…THESE DEMONRAT NEFARIOUS SPOTS REMAIN THE SAME FROM YEARS PAST!

    Democrat party leaders, officially and unofficially, COLLUDED with the KGB TO INTERFERE IN AMERICAN ELECTIONS AND AFFECT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY. A 1983 KGB memo describes a meeting between former KGB officials and former Democrat Sen. John Tunney (Sen. Kennedy’s confidant) in Moscow. Tunney asked the KGB to convey a message to Yuri Andropov, the Soviet leader, proposing a campaign in which Kennedy would visit Moscow to offer talking points to Andropov and Soviet officials on HOW TO ATTACK REAGAN’S POLICIES TO U.S. AUDIENCES. According to the memo, Kennedy, through the intermediary, offered to help facilitate a media tour in a proposed visit by Andropov to the United States. KENNEDY’S HOPE WAS TO HURT REAGAN POLITICALLY ON FOREIGN POLICY AT A TIME WHEN THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY WAS WORKING IN HIS FAVOR, (SOUNDS FAMILIAR?). In 1984, 10 Democrat lawmakers — including the House Democratic Majority Leader and Intelligence Committee chairman – SENT A LETTER TO NICARAGUAN COMMUNIST LEADER DANIEL ORTEGA KNOWN AS THE “DEAR COMANDANTE” LETTER. IN IT, THE LAWMAKERS CRITICIZED REAGAN’S POLICY TOWARD NICARAGUA AND WHITEWASHED THE RECORD OF VIOLENCE AND MURDER BY THE SANDINISTA COMMUNISTS.

    BERNIE SANDERS WAS A FREQUENT VISITOR TO NICARAGUA AT THIS TIME, SINGING THE PRAISES OF COMMUNISM.

    In response to Reagan’s defense build-up and missile defense initiative, which bankrupted the Soviet Union and ended the specter of Mutually Assured Destruction, MANY DEMOCRATS ADOPTED THE KGB LINE OF A NUCLEAR FREEZE AND GLOBAL WARMING TARGETING AMERICA’S MANUFACTURING AND ECONOMIC BASE.

    BARACK OBAMA EXPOUNDED THE BREZHNEV ERA DOCTRINE IN AN ESSAY ENTITLED BREAKING THE WAR MENTALITY PUBLISHED IN COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S WEEKLY MAGAZINE, THE SUN DIAL. Observe the Ripple effect the Communist Community Organizer had… Anti-capitalists in the United States and Europe began attacking the booming auto manufacturing, oil drilling and refining industries as responsible for the destruction of the planet.

    The Soviet KGB, known for its PROPAGANDA campaigns such as the AIDS virus mounted one last ditch effort to save COMMUNISM and fight CAPITALISM. THIS LEFTWING SOCIALIST SENTIMENT WAS TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES, WHERE FACULTY SALARIES ARE DEPENDENT ON STATIST LARGESSE. THESE RUSSIAN-MANUFACTURED HOAXES ON CLIMATE CHANGE were widely embraced by public sector unions in schools and universities to argue against cuts to Great Society programs.
    The global warming scare was a factor in the de-industrialization and transfer of Western factories to the developing world where environmental and labor laws were less strict. The free trade movement and globalization was partly justified by the politization of science and global warming.

    In a limited way, the communists were successful; but the Communist Regime died but the modern day Communist in disguise, the people who want to LIMIT FREE SPEECH, LIMIT YOUR THINKING who Advocate Diversity but want you to think EXACTLY THE WAY THEY DO. These Tyrants take away your Choices; THEY BLAME THEIR OPPONENTS OF THAT WHICH THEY ARE GUILTY. THEY PREACH HIGH STANDARDS BUT THEY GO TO THE LOWEST DOMINATOR. THEY ACCUSE OTHERS OF COLLUDING WITH THE ENEMY WHEN HISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT THEY ARE THE CULPRITS DOING THE COLLUDING.

    CLIMATE MOVEMENT DROPS MASK, ADMITS COMMUNIST AGENDA… READ MORE @ https://pjmedia.com/zombie/2014/09/23/climate-movement-drops-mask-admits-communist-agenda/?singlepage=true

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  • @ John January 14, 2020 11:42 AM
    “Comes down the individual and his/her power of choice.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So why the Hobson’s choice to salvation of seeing the Father in the Sky only through his only ‘begotten’ son Jesus?

    Why not impregnate a virgin Mary in every culture just like the ‘Creation’ story exists in all?

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  • Electoral College

    Trump was against it before he was for it

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  • 555dubstreet

    Some mistaken ideas never die.

    Many economic historians have asked the question: Why did the Industrial Revolution start in the UK (and the Netherlands) instead of Germany, or China for that matter.

    In answering that question, most scholars have concluded that the UK had a history and culture that fostered innovation, and its territory was rich in coal, the energy resource that fueled the first Industrial Revolution.

    What most (though not all) scholars agree on is that the British colonies did NOT play a key role in financing the Industrial Revolution in Britain.

    If a university history student were to claim that the profits from slavery financed the Industrial Revolution, he would probably have trouble getting hired to teach history at a decent university in North America or Europe.

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  • The Impeachment documents will imminently be ratified in Congress to forward onto the bent corrupt Repuplican controlled Senate.
    However, they should reserve the right (legal term) to provide further information for consideration about Trump shenanigans such as:
    1. Whether Ukraine Quid Pro Quo deals with Ukraine was related to favours to Russia
    2. Extend the scope of hearings into an addirtional investigation to illegal assassination of Iran General by drone technology in Iraq
    3. US refusal to leave Iraq as requested by Iraq Government
    + any more sht that is uncovered

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  • Stop bluffing and lying like a specious pussy hole aka filthy Brit propagandist terrorist.

    British Slave Trade Triangle, Colonialism and Plantations on Captured Lands (1) enabled raw materials to be shipped back to GB (2) which were used for manufacture of goods in factories and provided imported food to replace farming economy (3) which was shipped around the world to establish Global capitalism and which funded more slave trades voyages and manufactured goods was traded for African slaves.

    The equivalent population of England was shipped as human cargo from Africa to Americas and mothering slaves were forced to breed up to 15 children from age 14 for 20 generations when they used to rape the irie African daughters. (GB was starving and had low population due to Black death when they industrialised their slavery infamy).

    Barbados (binga bonga binga) was a small Caribbean Island used as a Slave Port by the Jolly Old Brit Pirates and had over 11,000,000 captured Africans pass through, before they were sent on to USA to be Cotton Pickers, Tobacco Farmers in American Colonies or remained in Caribbean for Sugar Cane and Coffee production in jamaica and Barbados etc.

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  • The bad news for Team Trump is that US Senate Republicans do not have the votes to dismiss the impeachment charges against Trump right away without a formal trial.

    Anti-Trump Republican senators (Romney, Murkowski, Portman, Collins) will insist on a trial.

    But it will be merely a show trial. Democrats can never get a two-thirds majority to convict Trump.

    Meanwhile, among the Democrats, a fight has broken out between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Warren is lying about Sanders and some of his supporters, calling them “sexists” who don’t believe any woman can defeat Trump.

    #Winning

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  • 555

    Unlike you, economic historians have actually used historical records to carefully estimate the magnitude of the financial flows between the Caribbean, North America and Great Britain.

    Most if these scholars have concluded that the colonies did not finance the Industrial Revolution. So you can use all the effing swear words you want. Your thesis is (almost certainly) WRONG.

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  • @ Ewart Archer January 14, 2020 4:59 PM

    So what you are confirming, albeit inadvertently, is that chattel slavery in the West Indies was ended by the British not because of any Christian humanitarianism for the black slaves but because of the future economic viability of sugar production based on the rising cost of slavery.

    The Industrial Revolution offered the opportunity to replace black slave labour with mechanical donkeys in performing many of the backbreaking tasks involved in the sugar cane industry.

    Doesn’t it remind you of what is taking place today with the digital revolution about to put many ‘white’ collar workers (and professionals) out of business?

    Even our BU Johnny the quadroon would agree with that ‘thesis’!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Crafty and logical argumentation @Miller!

    @Archer, yah love ur word play games…what amuses me so is that all of the folk here who rabifly support POTUS use the SAME style of amazing argumentation of some facts wrapped in specious logic and fantastical word-smithing.

    What would be called fallacy in a formal environment or hocus-pocus in nice street language! 😂

    To wit hocus-pocus:

    “The bad news for Team Trump is that US Senate Republicans do not have the votes to dismiss the impeachment charges against Trump right away without a formal trial.”

    Despite all the talk the Republicans WOULD NOT have done that. The law (constitution) demands what we can call the “show trial” and I do not see how they could have contravened that law or abrogated their necessary and important right to complete that trial …forgone conclusion or not!

    All Senators have a duty to the nation and the LAW not a loyalty pledge to the pretend king… passing time as a President.

    So too actually does Congress that’s why the deep loyal Florida rep Gaetz voted to curb the president’s power re this War Powers Act mess.

    He finally recognized that this is NOT about this POTUS but about the lessening of Congress’ role and growing preeminent power of the WH in these sensitive matters.

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  • The goods from colonies around the world funded Great Britain and enabled Global Trade and growth of factories and industrial revolution. India was the Crown Jewel of the British Empire.

    UK industry: Share Trading, Banking, Shipping, Insurance, Manufacturing all grew from proceeds of slavery and colonial crimes.

    Reparations from slavery (for slave masters) was used to build railways and universities of Great Britain.

    Slaves and indentured slaves became skilled in crafts and provided wealth for their owners.

    Slaves were sold for $1,000 (equivalent of $70,000) and were assets in peoples accounts and used as collateral for loans.

    All of this is recorded in financial books and easily proven.

    White Supremacists made the world the way they wanted with white people on top and people of colour beneath them

    There are many ignorant and poor white people in the world, such as in South Africa where Afrikaners are living in shanty towns, just like non-white people.

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  • British Colonies were also forced to pay Tax to the Crown

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  • The Industrial Revolution offered the opportunity to replace black slave labour with mechanical donkeys in performing many of the backbreaking tasks involved in the sugar cane industry.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Steam power first appeared in Barbados a generation after the ending of slavery!!

    Very few windmills were replaced by steam at that time, it depended on the availability of water!!

    Most were in the Scotland District because there was surface water available, Walkers, Baxters and New Castle.

    Typical plant size under 15 HP, two lawn mower engines!!

    No tractors until perhaps a century after the ending of slavery.

    Milling capacity limited sugar output.

    It only increased in the 20th century when more steam plants became available and tractors begun appearing on the scene.

    By then, the industrial revolution had ended a century earlier!!

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  • Miller
    January 14, 2020 5:59 PM

    @ Ewart Archer January 14, 2020 4:59 PM
    So what you are confirming, albeit inadvertently, is that chattel slavery in the West Indies was ended by the British not because of any Christian humanitarianism for the black slaves but because of the future economic viability of sugar production based on the rising cost of slavery.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Sugar was always a financial liability but had economic value.

    It permitted control of the land for production of food for what was the major economic activity, trade .. eg provisioning of ships.

    It was always subsidized.

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  • Colonies were never given the means to be self sufficient, they were given raw components to produce, which were combined together in manufacturing processes for ‘added value’ to make products which were sold at much greater value than the raw ingredients. Sugar is a vital ingredient for tea coffee rum alcohol processed foods but by itself is sold cheap to british exploiters / buyers in global markets.

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  • Ooh, the storm is threatnin’
    My very life today
    If I don’t get me no shelter
    I think I’m gonna fade away
    War, children. It’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away

    She says, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
    Said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
    And the coloured girls go*,
    Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
    Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

    (*) what this line explains is that the hook and catch phrase and the soulful spiritual holy harmonisation of Godly vibration of songs that people sing comes from (black) backup singers not the lead (white) singer prancing around like a blackman

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  • @ John January 15, 2020 4:01 AM
    “Sugar was always a financial liability but had economic value.
    It permitted control of the land for production of food for what was the major economic activity, trade .. eg provisioning of ships.
    It was always subsidized.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And for that “financial liability” the Christianized’ British found it ‘worthwhile’ to enslave the ‘sub-human blacks’ the same way they would have treated other beasts of burden.

    Did the French and Spanish also find sugar to be a financial burden and kept slaves as exotic pets to entertain the masters in the grand maisons de plantation and haciendas?

    But we must agree with you that the growing of the sugarcane plant is indeed a financial liability but it also has real’ economic value’.

    For without the sugarcane plant the Barbados of today is proving to be a rather hot, flat and ugly deforested sight of a place looking away from its Atlantic Ocean panorama.

    Modern Barbados needs the sugarcane plant more than ever not only as an avenue to save forex in the importation of ‘burnt-tasting’ molasses and refined sugars but also as a major sink for its increasing production of vehicles-emitting carbon dioxide and for its more environmentally appealing looks and soil retention benefits compared to wild bush and river tamarind.

    How can there be a “Crop-over” festival (the county’s main cultural doflicky) when there is No crop to be harvested?

    How could a plant which was once the raison d’être for a country’s economic and social development be now be treated like a curse?

    Isn’t it equivalent to France or Italy getting rid of their ‘branded’ vineyards and importing all their wine requirements from South Africa and countries like Chile and Argentina just because their wines are ‘cheaper’ to produce.

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  • Rape, Murder. It’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away

    It’s just a kiss away, it’s just a kiss away

    Psalm 118:22 The stone which the builders refused has become the head stone of the corner

    For in Scripture it says: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.

    Zion Blood is African Blood.

    Black Africans the Original Man, God’s Favourite People, were dispersed around the diaspora and put in slavery to bring god’s righteousness to other ungodly evil nations and people such as European devils pagans and heathens.

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  • Did the French and Spanish also find sugar to be a financial burden

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    To answer this question refer to your school atlas and compare the relative sizes of French possession, Haiti, and Barbados.

    The Spanish don’t seem to have wasted much time with sugar because they had the gold of the Inca and Aztec civilizations and the silver mines of Potosi.

    Cuba only came into its own as a sugar economy after the destruction of the Haitian economy by the slaves.

    French capital then moved there and of course to La Louisiane.

    The Portuguese to whom the vast majority of slaves went, well, just look at your school atlas and you will get the answer.

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  • Ignore the endless stream of dribble and drivel from “John” and “Jack” which epitomises the prejudiced stuck up snobbery of anglo-american judeo christian white supremacy racism populism of trump and brexit far right movements as they believe they are superior to the european and non-white members of the human race who are deemed inferior due to their socialising and mixing with impure black blood instead of racial segregation to remain pure lilly white. Him and his ilk are not blessed by the father and pervert religion to their own agenda of manifest destiny to reign supreme like satan, instead of following Jesus’ covenants which embraced the philosophies of buddhism where all living people and things are respected as one entity of gods creations and children inherit the sins of their fathers or bad karma to free their souls so they are judged fairly when they die and pass into the afterlife. Don’t pay him any mind except as a springboard to promote your own higher thinking and come into the light that is shining bright. I can only presume he is part of BU’s plan to generate more postings and clicks by winding you up.

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  • @ John January 15, 2020 10:25 AM

    Thanks for the “A” level Geography lesson in ‘map reading’.

    But the question still remains: Why did the British enslave the blacks in an industry that was uneconomical for them (the English Christians)?

    Why not replace the white indentured servants (red-legs dropping like flies in the sun) with more to reduce the population of the hungry poor in Britain?

    Wouldn’t that have allowed the Quakers to go where they were needed most in their attempt to save the souls of those blacks enslaved by the Portuguese, Spanish and French Roman Catholics?

    PS: Of course we already know your response to this question: ‘Nada, nada, rien’!

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  • Why not replace the white indentured servants (red-legs dropping like flies in the sun) with more to reduce the population of the hungry poor in Britain?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The supply of free labour ended after the Civil War and invasion of Ireland by Cromwell.

    c. 1655.

    Thereafter, labour had to be purchased.

    Got a few after the Glorious Revolution, late 1680’s.

    I am assuming you have heard of the Civil War and Glorious Revolution!!!

    BTW, I had a school atlas from second form, or was it the lower school.

    Amazed you had to wait till A level, … explains a lot.

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  • Why did the British enslave the blacks in an industry that was uneconomical for them (the English Christians)?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    There was a supply of labour for sale in Africa which until the discovery of the New World, was shipped east to Arab lands.

    .. and you are confusing economics with finance.

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  • @ John January 15, 2020 4:45 PM

    You are clearly NOT a student of sarcasm!

    We shall leave you to a fellow student of the ‘art form’, Caleb Pilgrim.

    PS: You, Johnny boy, have not yet tackled the gravamen of the issue.

    Why enslave the blacks in an industry where ‘hired’ white (redneck) labour was ‘freely’ available?

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  • @ John January 15, 2020 4:47 PM
    “There was a supply of labour for sale in Africa which until the discovery of the New World, was shipped east to Arab lands.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And that supply of black labour for sale was bought by the Jewish slave traders and sold on to the Quakers in Barbados, not so?

    And all this happened under the loving watch and blessings of your Christian Yahweh who dictated that those blacks were the descendants of Ham.

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  • Why enslave the blacks in an industry where ‘hired’ white (redneck) labour was ‘freely’ available?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    That’s the point, hired labour from England was not available to Barbados.

    Now if you knew your history I would direct you to the history of Virginia.

    If you had your labour to sell would you sell it in Barbados or Virginia?

    Where do you think at the end of an indenture the servant would get the most fertile land?

    Again, I direct you to your school atlas so you can compare the land areas of Virginia and Barbados!!

    This is not rocket science, and if it was, you are no rocket scientist!!

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  • @ John January 15, 2020 7:23 PM

    Stop dragging your ‘red’ herrings across the BU floor.

    You are dodging the question: Why enslave the blacks? Why not hire them for their labour as was done for the white serfs?

    The Quakers could have taken their georgie bundle and headed for Jamestown and allowed Barbadoes to revert to settlement by the indigenous people of the region, as Mother Nature intended.

    No wonder the remnants of those red legs and ‘backra’ johnnies like you are riddled with skin cancer today.

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  • I have said that a madcap, erratic and impulsive President Trump, despite his mountains of lies, his disrespect for the Rule of Law, his violations of the U.S Constitution, his divisive approach to society, his racism, sexism and xenophobia, his very strange concept of foreign policy beyond the notion of “America First”, in sum, despite his many imperfections, he could still win the 2020 Presidential election. A frightening thought for many. After all, he can draw support from a relatively successful economy, promising trade reforms with China, bamboozle sectors of the American electorate, and garner support from some other initiatives.

    Last night saw the final Democratic Presidential debate before the Iowa caucus scheduled for Monday, February 3, 2020, the first test in this year’s Presidential election.

    Again, it seemed that the putative front runner, “Sleepy Joe Biden”
    (Trump’s nickname – as you know Trump has a childish nickname for most if not all of his opponents – e.g “crooked Hillary”, “corrupt Kaine”, “Low energy Jeb Bush”, “Little Rubio”, “lying Ted Cruz”, “Pencil neck, shifty Adam Schift”, “crazy Bernie”, “crazy Nancy”, “fat Gerry Nadler”, “mini- Michael Bloomberg”, Biden seemed to be on cruise control and delivered another desultory and perfunctory debate performance.

    Also noteworthy, is the fact that although President Obama, in his last year in office, placed VP Biden in charge of finding a cure for cancer, “a moonshot” as he labeled it, rather than seize on this particular issue, Biden and his advisers, seem to plod along, blissfully unaware of its potential significance to the average voter. Biden’s support and promise to pursue a cure for cancer – a “moonshot” – ought to have further distinguished him from the other Democratic candidates. Why not own the issue? What was/is the downside?

    Everyone either knows, has a relative, a friend, or an acquaintance, who has either died of cancer, or will die of cancer. In 2018, there were an estimated 1.8 million?? new cancer cases in the USA, not to mention the overall number of cancer patients in the USA. It is sadly, cancer, a fact of every day life.

    Whatever the reasons for closing down the Biden Cancer Initiative this past summer – in an era where Trump threatens to deprive 130+ million Americans of health care because of pre-existing conditions and return us to probably the worst days of the 19th century capitalist society – the cure for cancer remains a cardinal issue, and not one to be ignored by the Biden campaign.

    Curious that as a cancer survivor himself, a father who lost his son, Bo, to cancer, and as the representative of a cause – finding a cure for cancer, as designated by Former President Obama – this omission is inexplicable.

    The late British Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, used to say that 24 hours was a long time in the life of a politician. Fortunately, there remains a bit of time between now and the Presidential elections in November 2020.

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  • @ Ewart A:

    As to your earlier “A legal principle that creates permanent discord is a legal principle that we do not need”.

    Rules, Ewart, are a necessary fact of life. Just as with domestic society, so too with international society. As such, we need rules to deal with aggression, claims of self-defense, targetted assassinations and many other issues e.g such as relate to American policy via-a-Iran and elsewhere under the Trump Administration.

    Thus, in Public International Law (PIL), we have strange concepts such as “lex lata ” (positive law, e.g treaties, conventions, etc, etc), and lex ferenda (normative law, law as it ought to be).

    You adduce a number of exceptions and seem to argue exceptions based on Crimea and Ukraine, along with some others. Your claimed exceptions, however, would potentially swallow up well established rules of respect for national sovereignty and territorial integrity (lex lata) as well as the well settled prohibition against irredentism and seizure of territory.

    Nearer to home, in your scenario, what happens to militarily weaker states, e.g Guyana in its territorial dispute with Venezuela; in the case of Belize re its territorial dispute with Guatemala? (Even to this day, some Government issued Guatemalan maps carry no reference to Belize, only showing it as part of Guatemala). We need not mention the other myriad African, Asian, LA & ME territorial disputes. What happens to Israel and Palestine?

    No doubt, the current system of PIL remains seriously imperfect. It has many weaknesses; chief among these being the lack of any seriously acceptable enforcement mechanism(s).

    However, it is not so much the legal principle, but often domestic political considerations, greed for the other’s resources, calculations as to any possible successful outcome(s) based on superior military force and resources – e.g. The Falkland Islands adventure, etc, etc, rather than a question of legal principle, important as that is.

    Finally, not to be cliche, but your approach, Ewart, in discarding such established rules – would seem “to throw out the baby with the bath water”. But, at what cost??? Such an approach could/would only lead to far greater anarchy, conflicts, unpredictability and instability, and increased disorder in the international system. (Many have accused Trump of throwing the system into disarray).

    Small wonder that many experts question the legality his actions under PIL, re Iran.

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  • @John

    Predicted the Impeachment Articles were signed and sent over to the Senate.

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  • Who is this Guilliani associate coming out of the wood work?

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  • DPD,

    Did you watch The Maddow last night?

    Wuhlaus!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Parnas_and_Igor_Fruman

    Lev Panas paraphrased – they ALL knew about the quid pro quo. It was never about corruption in general but only about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden. Donald Trump is lying when he says he does not know me.

    And he has documents that prove it!

    Ambassador Sondland and Les Parnas both heavy Trump donors and ardent supporters. Not “NEVER TRUMPERS”.

    Telling the same sordid story!

    Nancy Pelosi is a boss! “ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT.”

    Next up should be John Bolton of “I want nothing to do with that drug deal” fame, if Moscow Mitch had any morals whatsoever. But alas! His utter depravity is clearly stamped all over his melting face!

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  • Why enslave the blacks? Why not hire them for their labour as was done for the white serfs?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It is so simple.

    Africans existed in a state of slavery independent of anyone else.

    They were not free to hire out their labour.

    If the labour was required the labourer was purchased from the owner, another African.

    That’s how it worked back then until the Quakers changed it.

    Took them a while but they did it.

    They were also not free to practice their beliefs.

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  • @John

    Go and wash your face or something.

    #steuspe

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  • Lev Parnas is old news.

    Here is Rush on how he was going to be used from way back in November 2019!!

    “Keep a Sharp Eye Out for Schiff’s Next Trick: Lev Parnas Nov 11, 2019”

    https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/11/11/keep-an-eye-on-lev-parnas/

    An act of desperation!!

    Maddow is out of date!!

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  • @John

    Was the man a Guilliani associate or not.

    When did the court release Parma info?

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  • Rush Limbaugh is required listening if you want to know!!

    Don’t waste time on fake news.

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  • Southern man
    better keep your head
    Don’t forget
    what your good book said
    Southern change
    gonna come at last
    Now your crosses
    are burning fast
    Southern man

    I saw cotton
    and I saw black
    Tall white mansions
    and little shacks.
    Southern man
    when will you
    pay them back?
    I heard screamin’
    and bullwhips cracking
    How long? How long?

    Lily Belle,
    your hair is golden brown
    I’ve seen your black man
    comin’ round
    Swear by God
    I’m gonna cut him down!
    I heard screamin’
    and bullwhips cracking
    How long? How long?

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  • When are you going to do right

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  • When whites say

    black a kill black

    black a sell black

    black a slave black

    they prove they can’t see individuals

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  • Why don’t you take your own advice, John, seeing as how you are the one who really needs it.

    Another fact for the factless – the dastardly deeds were all funded by the Russian oligarch under indictment in the USA court system.

    PS. When one has done a dastardly deed and one knows the legal exposure of those who have helped you to do it, it is really quite simple to determine who is going to flip when pressure is applied.

    Rush Limbaugh was just predicting the natural course of things. No genius there.

    The tactic Rush used is called getting out ahead of the story. That does not take away from the story. Actually it lends credence to it. He knew where the story was headed because the facts led there. He knew it would inevitably get out. And so he fooled the fools with his “brilliance” and gave cover for non fools like you to continue peddling your lying wares.

    PPS. The man has documents.

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  • @ John January 16, 2020 7:43 AM
    “It is so simple.
    Africans existed in a state of slavery independent of anyone else.
    They were not free to hire out their labour.
    If the labour was required the labourer was purchased from the owner, another African.
    That’s how it worked back then until the Quakers changed it.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    John you are simply the “Best”! An agent provocateur par excellence of intellectual dishonesty!

    But there one thing missing from your arsenal of conflicting propaganda.
    Your ability to be consistent in your delivery of pure BS.

    How could you say that “Africans existed in a state of slavery independent of anyone else” when, on the other hand, you have consistently contended that it was the Arab Muslims who were enslaving and trading the black pagan slaves of west Africa and even castrating the boys before their wretched trek to the Unchristian East?

    Now you are telling us on BU that it was the Quakers who went to that western part of Africa and put a stop to this ‘ungodly’ habit indigenous to the Africans.

    You have also postulated here on BU how Christian-mindedly kind the Quakers were to their slaves (not hired ‘black’ hands) they bought from West Africa.

    You need to get your white supremacist propaganda ducks in line before attempting to draw your red herrings across the BU trail.

    You need also to change your BU handle from the ‘Johnny’ to “Jim Crow”.

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  • IT HAS BEEN SAID “BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT EXPECTETH NOTHING FOR HE SHALL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED”
    WATCH AND SEE

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  • How could you say that “Africans existed in a state of slavery independent of anyone else” when, on the other hand, you have consistently contended that it was the Arab Muslims who were enslaving and trading the black pagan slaves of west Africa and even castrating the boys before their wretched trek to the Unchristian East?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Not only castrating, removing all manly parts.

    But they could not have bought slaves if they were not available for sale.

    So it isn’t even the Arab Muslims who enslaved Africans, Africans enslaved Africans and offered them for sale to the highest bidder.

    That was one of the reasons Mansa Musa of Mali was so rich, besides gold he sold his people as slaves.

    Mansa Musa died c.1337 long before the Portuguese reached Africa by sea and over 3 centuries before the advent of the Quakers c. 1648.

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  • they could not have bought slaves if they were not available for sale.
    Africans enslaved Africans and offered them for sale to the highest bidder.

    OUR PURE PERFECT ANCESTORS REALLY DID THAT?

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