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Kid Berwyn

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Accepting help from an enemy attacking USA sure is.

Russia was invited to attack our national sovereignty by interfering in our national election.

Russia then did so on Trump’s behalf at Clinton’s expense.

Trump accepted our enemy’s help.

Trump lied about all of that.

How is any of that not treason?

Frank Zappa saw it coming.

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre”.

My question to DUers: What should we do about the reality, a cage where tyranny has trumped democracy?

Mr. Mueller, did AG Barr or Acting AG Whittaker hinder your investigation?

If so, how?

Buzz is a good sport.

The Blue Sphere

We are surrounded by the majestic statement of the sea
and the ever changing murmur of the forests;
we share all these miracles with our lively cousins:
the ones that fly
the ones that crawl
the ones that swim
the ones that run
all seeking the blessings of Mother Nature.

But all the ones that walk:
the builders of cathedrals, pyramids,
great walls and temples to the sun,
we still look at each other with hatred and misgivings
while seeking the forgiveness of a forgotten God.

-- by Adolfo Chipoco, MD

"Look at THAT, you son of a bitch!"

“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’”― Edgar D. Mitchell

If your brain is thinking about him, your brain isn't doing any thinking.

Trump is short fingered for “Spuh-Spurk Triple-D Bum” or ”Sadistic Psychotic Sociopathic Perverted Criminally Deranged Depraved Deviant Bankrupt Unstable Moron.”

USS Pueblo Crew Resisted

Crew of the USS Pueblo salute.

North Korea: Love It or Leave It!

The Squad Is Correct

We the People are the owners and operators of the United States — not the traitors, criminals, gangsters, liars, perverts and sundry hypocrites of the GOP.

If they’ll take me, I’m with these four outstanding patriots.

The plan seems to be working.

Trial runs for fascism are in full flow

Babies in cages were no ‘mistake’ by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism

by Fintan O’Toole
The Irish Times, Tue, Jun 26, 2018, 05:00

To grasp what is going on in the world right now, we need to reflect on two things. One is that we are in a phase of trial runs. The other is that what is being trialled is fascism – a word that should be used carefully but not shirked when it is so clearly on the horizon. Forget “post-fascist” – what we are living with is pre-fascism.

It is easy to dismiss Donald Trump as an ignoramus, not least because he is. But he has an acute understanding of one thing: test marketing. He created himself in the gossip pages of the New York tabloids, where celebrity is manufactured by planting outrageous stories that you can later confirm or deny depending on how they go down. And he recreated himself in reality TV where the storylines can be adjusted according to the ratings. Put something out there, pull it back, adjust, go again.

Fascism doesn’t arise suddenly in an existing democracy. It is not easy to get people to give up their ideas of freedom and civility. You have to do trial runs that, if they are done well, serve two purposes. They get people used to something they may initially recoil from; and they allow you to refine and calibrate. This is what is happening now and we would be fools not to see it.


To see, as most commentary has done, the deliberate traumatisation of migrant children as a “mistake” by Trump is culpable naivety. It is a trial run – and the trial has been a huge success. Trump’s claim last week that immigrants “infest” the US is a test-marketing of whether his fans are ready for the next step-up in language, which is of course “vermin”. And the generation of images of toddlers being dragged from their parents is a test of whether those words can be turned into sounds and pictures. It was always an experiment – it ended (but only in part) because the results were in.


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