BY RAUL HERNANDEZ
THE AMERICAN RULING CLASS
Bannon, Pence and Putin are pulling the strings on what goes on in the White House.
Trump is a cartoon character who couldn’t tell the different between the back of a cereal box and the U.S. constitution. He has the attention span of a Rhesus monkey and the intelligence of a slug.
But he is in charge of the United States of America and leader of the free world. He is also mentally unstable. What is more frightening is that this lunatic also has the nuclear launch codes.
Although polls indicate that Trump’s popularity is on the decline and many who put him in power are now having buyers’ remorse, this buffoon doesn’t care. He is cold, crude, calculating, vulgar, and heartless.
While in the White House, Trump will continue to do damage to the constitution, the economy, the environment and national security. By the time it is over, there will be a lot of pain, suffering and even death if Obamacare ends and millions are left without health insurance.
The latest Trump stunt is the unconstitutional edict that many believe he pulled out of his ass. It is poorly written and nothing more than wholesale violations of constitutional rights. A federal judge skimmed its wording and put a stay on it. But here is what is very concerning – some federal agents via the White House seem to be ignoring the judge’s order.
Trump is an egotistical goon who wouldn’t know the difference between a Muslim or a Christian.
All this fearmongering being spewed out of the White House through an executive order comes out of Trump’s poodle Pence who quietly and somberly stands beside him along with Trump’s so-called advisory crew.
A group who Tony Soprano would envy.
Specifically, the Muslim ban was engineered by his in-house National Security Advisor Albert Speer, aka Steve Bannon. Speer was Hitler’s chief architect; Bannon is Trump’s brain and chief puppeteer.
The ink was barely dry on Bannon’s brainchild before protests erupted in airports throughout the nation, and rightfully so.
Trump, however, didn’t mince words during his campaign and his deeds and lies were evident to those who are hooked up to cable, have social media accounts or a pulse.
There are those who are applauding Trump’s moves, mainly, the racists, fearful, and ignorant.
First of all, racism is as American as apple pie in this country.
As long as twisted minds believe that the color of their skin makes them superior to others, there will be hatred and racism.
In addition, fear is a big seller in this nation that is exploited by politicians and profiteers.
I recall when the swine flu or some other “deadly virus” resulted in the rise in the sale of handwashing anti-bacterial soap dispensers. These dispensers were being placed everywhere including at the Public Defender’s Office reception area in Ventura County.
I remember going there a few times and using it.
It seemed like every ten feet there was a handwashing dispenser somewhere.
We also were given instructions on how to cough without spreading the virus. People who did this looked like they were imitating Lon Chaney, doing his Dracula character.
It is funny at how easy it is to scare Americans – sharks did it, flesh-eating bacteria, ebola virus, African killer bees, sink holes…etc. Lately, pharmaceutical companies are doing it with their 24/7 TV commercials by making us wonder whether we have the symptoms of certain diseases.
Where are all these handwashing dispensers? Where did all those summers of the killer sharks go and what about the killer bee invasion? I guess the flesh-eating bacteria stopped eating.
Sadly, the media fueled and hyped much of this fear in exchange for ratings.
“The annual chance of being killed in a terrorist attacked committed by refugees is one in 3.6 billion a year. Ten illegal immigrants were terrorists, but they only managed to kill one person—meaning your chance of dying in a terrorist attack committed by an illegal immigrant is one in 10.9 billion a year,” the study published last year states.
Trump hates rejection and wants to live in a fact-free universe where alternative facts are a dime a dozen.
But he desperately wants to be loved by everyone. He sees himself as the white knight who slays the mythological monsters he created inside your mind with the stroke of a pen, reassuring words.
Here is a glaring fact that the media should publish to also put a lot of this terrorist fear in its proper perspective: This is a 2014 article in USA Today: “Police stop pursuing nearly 79,000 fugitives” with a subheadline: “Accused Rapists, Murderers are allowed to Escape, and the Victims aren’t told.”
Very few people know that there are killers, rapists and other violent criminals among us who belong in prison. We have more to fear from them than terrorists.
Under Trump, however, “vetting” has become a euphemism for racism.
Here is another fact that could raise the eyebrows of the fearful.
“Around 300,000 people cross the northern border with Canada each day, which equates to annual approximates of 39,254,000 crossings by Canadians into the United States (in 2009) and 20,213,500 crossings by Americans into Canada (in 2010). The southern border with Mexico was crossed by more than 20 million Americans in 2013 and over 14 million Mexican tourists coming the other way, according to Reference.
Who is “vetting” these millions of people coming across both of this country’s borders.
I am sure there are many more facts like this out there.
Of course, America needs strong immigration laws, and ways to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States. But his must be done with better technology along the border, more manpower and computers to check whether jobs are being filled by Americans and legal residents.
It has to also be compassionate and constitutional.
Trump is abandoning America’s allies for his pal Putin who probably has Trump’s kinky sex tapes in a vault and threatening to ship them to Wikileaks.
Trump and Pence will lift the economic sanctions against Russia.
Polls show that the vast majority of American people do not like or trust the Russian thug Putin. Yet Trump and his poodle Pence have no qualms in making Putin more powerful by strengthening the frail Russian economy without any meaningful concessions like withdrawing Russian troops from Syria and Crimea.
Here are two links for the Forbes articles in November and December on the Russian economy: Russian Economy and Russian Economy II
Meanwhile, this has been a little reported fact by the media: U.S. marines were recently deployed to Norway because Russian troops are threatening that country and other European nations, according to an article published in October 2016 by the International Financial Times.
I am sure that dead child on that beach was going to enter this country and terrorize people. He was probably afraid, cold and hungry and God only knows how much war he witnessed with those innocent eyes. I believe God welcomed him to His Kingdom.
The self-righteous, pro-life GOP cheerleaders reject human beings — refugees — because they are afraid of their religious beliefs, specifically Muslims.
The same shameless hypocrites who insisted that Obama was a Muslim are always trying to convince other Americans and God that they are Christians.