Aren’t we all in this together?

Recently, the United States inaugurated a new president. You know the one, the non-politician, narcissist that wants to have everything his own way, even though he isn’t the only citizen here. The one who, in 1991, pretended to be someone else so he could act as his own publicist. Then, acting as his own publicist, he went on to brag about his sexual exploits, (whether real or imagined) so people could hear about how great he is, (in his own mind) and be impressed.

Yes, that was a long time ago, and I’m sure he has learned some lessons since then, but it does lend some insight into how the man’s mind works.

Since the advent of Twitter, there’s no need to pretend to be his own publicist, he has become it. There is no longer the need to call a reporter to publicize any story he wants to put out there. He just puts it out there, whether true or imagined. Isn’t technology wonderful?

As a private citizen, he was just one of the voices in the crowd, so when he carped about Obama’s birth certificate, and denied his citizenship, it was just rhetoric. Blatant and  divisive, yes, but still just his opinion. He waited until after the 2016 election was over to admit that he believed Obama was, in fact, an American citizen. Some people may have grown tired of his (very public) complaints about Obama, and others may have been inspired by it. But his relentless comments brought him the attention he so desired.

But now he has become the president of the United States of America, and his opinion is more than just rhetoric, it is becoming policy. During the campaign, he suggested that the Russians should hack Hillary to find out what she was hiding. He may have thought that it would help him if someone else was responsible for bringing her “crookedness” to light. He probably understood when he said that, that it would inspire hackers to go for it, and that was what he wanted. But now, as president, he doesn’t like to look like he was asking hackers for their help. He doesn’t want to be responsible for inciting hackers to break internet protocols. But his comments are on tape and on TV, how can he back track?

He wants to be viewed as an innocent. He wants to get the credit for the good that happens, but not the negative. When he hosted the president of Panama at the White House, one of his opening comments was, “The Panama Canal is doing quite well. I think we did a good job building it, right?” 

The Panama Canal project was started by the French in 1881 and finished  by the US in 1914, (about 33 years before Trump was born). But since it was something positive, Trump sought to take credit for it as the president.

The U.S. continued to control the canal and surrounding Panama Canal Zone until the 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties provided for handover to Panama. After a period of joint American–Panamanian control, in 1999 the canal was taken over by the Panamanian government and is now managed and operated by the government-owned Panama Canal Authority. Credit to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal

Maybe Trump was trying to point out how good the US has been to Panama, but that begs more questions. Was he taking credit for building the Panama Canal or was he trying to remind the president of Panama that he should be grateful to the US?

Was he trying to change the subject of the national news that day? At the time, it had just come to light that the 110 billion dollar arms deal Trump said he had made with Saudi Arabia, was neither a done deal nor his own accomplishment?

There is no $110 billion deal. Instead, there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent, but not contracts. Many are offers that the defense industry thinks the Saudis will be interested in someday. The above excerpt is from the Brookings Institute, https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/06/05/the-110-billion-arms-deal-to-saudi-arabia-is-fake-news/

Where is he leading this nation? Are we headed to the same place he has lead several of his businesses, bankruptcy court?

He has admitted in the past that he pretended to be a publicist, and called it “a good time at Marla’s expense.” He admitted recently that he has no tapes of the conversations he had with Comey, and said his Tweet stating, “Comey better hope there are no tapes” was intended to keep Comey honest. Some people are now questioning whether it was intended to shut Comey up or manipulate what Comey might say. Personally, I wonder if he is saying he has no tapes because having them signals another intent.

The citizens of this nation are woke and paying attention. Anyone can be taken in by a con-artist, but eventually the con will unravel, and the con man will be exposed. Woe be to the con-artist who tries to take 325 million people at the same time.

This is a great nation, founded on great principles, but with an inexperienced captain at the helm, I fear we are headed for treacherous waters. Let’s hope it doesn’t look like the Titanic when the time comes to man the life boats. We ARE all in this together.

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1 Comment

  1. You wanted a politician? Again? Thing is, some people want things the same way he wants things. As for being his own publicist, that’s hilarious! I once pretended to be Australian through an entire job interview and orientation. As far as sexual exploits, are we really going to point fingers? The bar has been lowered so far on that one already…

    You realize as a public figure he has rehearsed his facade? He wants people to see him precisely how he wants people to see him. He could pay to make tapes disappear. He could tweet anything he wants. This man has not only increased his wealth, but maintained a favorable persona for a lot of people. He is a strategist.

    And technology IS wonderful. Isn’t it delightful how it wrecked Clinton? How technology was a fuel in the Arab Spring? How it heals people, connects people, and shares art and culture? How it makes corporate shills accountable for their corruption?

    “During the campaign, he suggested that the Russians should hack Hillary to find out what she was hiding.” Annnnnd. You have a problem with that? I would have been in favor of Russians. English. Kenyans. Mayans. Everybody piling on that snake of a woman. Thankfully the DNC leaks by Seth Rich (most likely) did bring their crookedness to light. (https://www.wikileaks.com/dnc-emails/) As for her own personal e-mails, her dumb ass planning leaked those. (https://www.wikileaks.com/clinton-emails/) Podesta? Classic phishing. Only a child would click on one of those links. (https://www.wikileaks.com/podesta-emails/)

    I thought I’d share the links to the archives, because CNN, MSNBC, and the other fake news/lame stream media doesn’t like to. (HINT: The reason why is in the e-mails.)

    Also, why would Trump backtrack on asking help from the hacking community? Those people are some talented gurus. Sure, sometimes they want a few laughs, or to troll people, or have a personal vendetta. But they are a powerful force to be reckoned with, and every hacker I’ve ever encountered always holds a very high standard of personal ethics.

    “He wants to be viewed as an innocent.” No he doesn’t. He wants to be viewed as an agitator, more than likely. “He wants to get the credit for the good that happens, but not the negative.” So do I.

    “The Panama Canal project was started by the French in 1881 and finished by the US in 1914, (about 33 years before Trump was born). But since it was something positive, Trump sought to take credit for it as the president.” If you re-read your quote, does he try to give the credit to “we” collectively? The people? But hey, if you don’t want your share, I’ll take it.

    “Was he taking credit for building the Panama Canal or was he trying to remind the president of Panama that he should be grateful to the US?” Bingo, you have it exactly. Just like launching a massive missile strike when Xi Jinping visited. It is a chess game. It is like The Tudors. The Medici Family. Game of Thrones.

    Was he trying to change the subject of the national news that day? At the time, it had just come to light that the 110 billion dollar arms deal Trump said he had made with Saudi Arabia, was neither a done deal nor his own accomplishment?

    “Where is he leading this nation? Are we headed to the same place he has lead several of his businesses, bankruptcy court?” You realize that bankruptcy is a very common restructuring tool for business entities? It can greatly simplify the implementation of a new business structure, depending on the current model. Someone who is involved in many various companies will more than likely have some of those file for bankruptcy at some point.

    “The citizens of this nation are woke and paying attention.” I hate that word “woke.”
    But yes, we are starting to realize that we have unprecedented access to information making politicians accountable in a whole new way. Hence…Hillary Lost.

    We are all in this together, so I would implore you to spend the time going through those documents. Watch the compilation of CNN’s chronic lies (including the ones released last night.) Question everything. Ask for documents. Ask for video evidence. Don’t ever believe an “anonymous source.” Don’t let them lie to you anymore.

    Just so you know, you are more than free to block this comment. I’ll be posting it, and a link to your blog entry on my own page to prevent censorship on your part. I would not judge you if you chose to do it either. This is YOUR place to express your ideas, not mine, and I can absolutely respect that.

    RESPONSE FROM CAT’S LITTER: Thank you Gentlemen’s Foundry for your comment on this post. Cat’s Litter is happy to respond to your comment and hopes to converse as reasonable people.
    Since you admitted that you once assumed an alternative persona for a job interview and orientation, I see it as no surprise that you defend Trump for having done the same. Perhaps there was no harm in your pretending to be Australian but it is a display of intentional dishonesty and deception. However, your dismissive comment relative to sexual exploits makes me wonder if you also share those impulses with the Donald.

    Yes, technology is wonderful, but after defending Trump’s use of Twitter you commented that, “it(technology) makes corporate shills accountable for their corruption”, and I agree that is wonderful. Are you including Trump as one of those corporate shills? Do you realize that Trump has used his own foundation to pay off a Florida politician and purchase a ‘larger than life’ portrait of himself?

    Yes, I do have a problem with a candidate for president asking hackers to break through computer firewalls to help his agenda. We are a nation of laws and hacking another persons account is not what a law-abiding citizen would do. You commented that, “every hacker I’ve ever encountered always holds a very high standard of personal ethics” Are you listening to yourself? A hacker with a high standard of personal ethics? Please explain how that is possible.

    Yes, I realize that bankruptcy is a tool that is widely used by those who have failed to succeed in a business, but it stiffs the debt holder. When that debt is restructured someone is left holding the empty bag.

    Let’s use that unprecedented access to information to make politicians accountable in a whole new way. Let’s publish the truth. (The opposite of what Trump did when he created that fake Time magazine article I heard about on the news this morning.)

    Politics are a chess game, like The Tudors, the Medici Family and Game of Thrones. But please remember, when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.

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