Monday, May 29, 2017

Reincarnated

A recent convert to reincarnation, I just knew I had seen that face before- that evil, Machiavellian leer hoisted atop a shrew like appendage of a body. Roy Cohn was the living embodiment of a back stabbing, shadow lurking misanthrope down to the very pore. From Joe McCarthy's henchman to Donald's advisor, to... human snake who tried to physically force a drug induced, senile 84 yr old to sign over his money to him while pretending said papers concerned his divorce.

Demi-god of death and The Man Who Made Trump

And now he stalks the living once more, lurking about doing the dirty business of his present day prince of darkness. The torch has been passed, the transition seamless, there can be no doubt- the names differ, the mission remains...

Stephen Miller- Shit On A Stick Take II

9 comments:

Eric Rose said...

Hug a vet today.

Stan B. said...

Have a cousin I didn't know very well who died in Nam. And I always ask myself the same question- What the hell for?

Eric Rose said...

It is not for us to wonder why ........ Those that volunteered drank the koolaid and honestly felt they needed to step up and defend their country. A total waste of human potential. Those that were drafted went only due to the threat of jail. Many were murdered by a corrupt government (US) that has never been brought to justice. The American media was complicate by spewing government propaganda saying the US was winning. The rest of the world knew years before the US media finally started reporting the facts that the US was being badly beaten. Just think of the thousands of American GI's murdered by their own government, sending them into a no win situation. All this so the US government could try and save face. How long will it be until Donald send US troops into North Korea? Will the media prostitute itself once again to "gain access"? The former is an unknown, the latter a certainty.

Stan B. said...

Well, it seems that the media (parts of) are finally waking up again, if only because they are now being made the targets as never before...

Eric Rose said...

I have no use for the media, any of it. It's just as corrupt if not more so than the politicians they report on. I am not sure how I will get the real scoop on what's going on anymore. Eventually an independent media will spring up again. Not from the old guard but from those with no monetary incentive to tell the truth. How we will be able to discern truth from lies will be difficult.

Stan B. said...

Venues like: Democracy Now, Mother Jones and The Nation are very reliable for what's going down behind the scenes, and the NY Times and WaPo still have their days on occasion. But investigative reporting does not come cheap- and there's less $ for it now then ever before because so few buy or subscribe to newspapers/magazines...

Eric Rose said...

All those you mention you probably consider reliable because they support your personal views. While I might agree with them as well they all have a bias. It's seems impossible to obtain unbiased reporting. Not that it has ever been available. People have been manipulated by the media and political parties to such an extent that polarization is the norm rather than any use of critical thinking. it's the old adage, don't confuse me with the facts, my mind's already made up.

Stan B. said...

I think "not having a bias" is a concept that has been pretty much laid to rest- in theory, as well as reality. What we can't forsake are the facts, and that is exactly what has been under attack via FOX, etc. We now have "news" outlets that not only promote their own interpretation, but their own "alternative facts" to create and support what is essentially, outright propaganda. Mainstream news supplies only the most basic of outlines, as a result we must now turn to "alternative" sources, be it a foreign entity like The Guardian that supplies facts and in depth analysis (good photo section too).

Stan B. said...

But you're right, it's essential to know how the other side is thinking- "know your enemy." It's critical to understand why and what your fighting, and how how and where there may be opportunities for common ground.