№11— Things A Dictator Would Do And Say
Trump’s Mob Boss Tactics And Behavior With The UN Is Undeniably Stupid— From Things Only A Dictator Would Do And Say Series
Trump in mafia speak stated…
“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us,” he said. “Well, we’ll be watching those votes. Let them vote against us; we’ll save a lot. We don’t care.
“But this isn’t like it used to be, where they could vote against you, and then you pay them hundreds of millions of dollars and nobody knows what they’re doing.”
And this is what a master negotiator does? This is the sort of leadership style that the electoral college vote has bought into as the art of deal making. This seemingly works to a folly in single party dictatorships where party elites and or appointed officials are benefitted by the auspices of control they wield. Take U.N. Secretary Nikki Haley whom I find to be cynically unpleasant in her loyal flunky role. with her comments via Twitter.
Well I hope you brought extra pens with you because the U.N. has voted overwhelmingly to condemn such a rash and stupid decision by the president. To use the false narrative that the U.S. — the most powerful nation on earth relatively speaking — is being taken advantage of is by far the most stupidest argument to make to get your way or bully other nations into kowtowing to Trump. On the contrary most historians would say that the U.S. has taken advantage of other countries by the mere affluence of sheer wealth and the threat of military power. The aid that most countries receive are an extension in certain cases of that military apparatus and is an aspect of national security, and in that same vein, the majority of that aid serves a humanitarian purpose or as a mitigating factor for containment of a humanitarian crisis.
UN votes 128-9 to condemn US Embassy move to Jerusalem even after Haley's warning
The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly defied U.S. warnings and voted Thursday to condemn President Donald…
So go ahead and take down the 128 countries that voted against Trumpist Dystopian Authoritarianism.
Recognizable with this single party dictatorship and political order of the day, there is clearly a great deal of policy paralysis unraveling and leaving the party and particularly the White House feeling vulnerable. That vulnerability is seen with the incessant conspiratorial coverage by Fox News, the preferred media source by Donald Trump and his White House, drumming up conspiracies of a coup initiated by the Mueller investigation on Russian influence in the election of Trump.
That is interesting that they brought up coup. This sort of reasoning is conclusive of there being a single party coup of the Republican Party and its rather juvenile leader’s authoritarian politics on display wreaking havoc on a divisively weakened democracy.
Coups play an unquestionable central role in authoritarian politics. They are one of the most common modes of exit for authoritarian leaders. Dictators (and occasionally democrats) face the constant threat of a coup. They must act at all times to deter coups from occurring. Coups are also one of the main ways in which dictatorships rise and fall. (Ezrow and Frantz, 2011)
The Columbia Journalism Review has succinctly put this strange political media complex relationship into digestible context.
Analyzing the feedback loop between Fox News and the White House, CNN’s Brian Stelter writes, “the right-wing commentary and President Trump’s criticism of the FBI are part of a vicious circle. The TV hosts encourage Trump, then Trump supplies sound bites for their shows, and then the hosts are even more emboldened.” Trump’s interaction with Fox News isn’t limited to viewing and tweeting. He speaks regularly with Rupert Murdoch and Sean Hannity, and he’s hosted Pirro at the White House.
How did these people become so important and influentially representative of the American populace? How!
President Trump’s Egotizing Of Events Leaves A Bewildering Strain On The Psyche
Oh is that how you see it?!?, Then ten minutes after Mr. Trump seemingly almost forgot to mention the tragedy of human loss with the Amtrak incident.
These false equivalences are mind boggling. Budgets are appropriated by Congress, funding is arbitrarily fixed politically by needs assessment and future tax revenues at the time of proposal. Federal budget differs from state budgets and can be more resourceful by degree and scope, and they are not necessarily zero-sum allocated. The spending cut in geopolitical concerns would have little to no meaning to appropriating that saving to domestic infrastructure.
Here the president is simply presenting a counterfactual condition — if we didn’t spend this amount in aid in the Middle East then we would have had money to spend on infrastructure. To oversimplify this further if the money wasn’t spent here there would have been money to spend elsewhere. The president’s counterfactual thinking presents alternate realities which he conjures up as the basis for you to perceive him as all knowing and logical. This is egotistical. In other words that is like saying if he didn’t grab the pussy somebody else will. Think about that for a minute.🤔🤨
In this universe each condition has a set of facts that are determined and then addressed independent of some dreamt up condition that has not happened or is not the case. Once those conditions are lumped together a budget is formed and presented in an attempt to constrain, mitigate or produce some counter-effect or economic benefit, which includes how tax revenues might or will offset those expenditures.