Trump and Republican Acolytes Create Surreal Barriers to Spending Bill Vote and Ad Insult to Injury by Trying to Blame Democrats for ShutdownLeave a comment
January 19, 2018 by Alfred
For the sake of brevity due to the urgency exposing this theater of the absurd directed and produced by Trump & his Republican acolytes, this article will be succinct but highly documented by the incorporation of links which readers can decide to review or not.
Bottom line is the following.
Trump & acolytes created a Kafkaesque scheme to submit a federal budget appropriation bill which no rational, conscientious, decently conservative and/or liberal and sane Congressperson can vote for, as it contains two literally bizarrely sociopathic impositions which reveal two particularly irrational, reckless, destructive, extremist, racist, and dangerously belligerent barrier elements which if not withdrawn will assure the dreaded and wasteful government shutdown, something which then, perversely and rather feeble-mindedly Trump & acolytes then feel they may exploit to turn reality around and repulsively blame the Democrats and Independents for said shutdown.
The first barrier element is DACA and the second barrier element is the huge military spending increase which – inter alia – is intended to upgrade and increase the number of our nuclear weapons.
The first barrier is clearly racist, mean-spirited, and downright insane, as it calls for the expulsion from the United States of America some 800 thousand young, fully Americanized, men and women who were brought into this country when they were children, and who now are students, teachers, workers in all imaginable fields, who pay their taxes, and contribute to our human diversity. These young people if expelled as if they committed a crime, would be strangers in the lands they came from as children. These children were brought in under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which was created by President Obama, and this partly explains the Trump morbid obsession with wanting to expel them, since in his racist simplistic and hate-filled mind, everything good which President Obama brought about is automatically scheduled for destruction, such as the P5+1 Iran Nuclear Agreement and the Paris Climate Control and many more.
For a more detailed elaboration of DACA see the following Guardian article titled “What is DACA and Who Are the Dreamers”
The second barrier is just as inoperable as it is recklessly and hegemonically belligerent to the point of being a threat to our national security and to the security of the whole planet.
This barrier has to do with the perverse notion that what the “world needs now is NOT peace, sweet peace”, and is NOT “diplomacy, sweet diplomacy”, and is not “statesmanship, sweet statesmanship” to bring about peaceful conflict resolution and reform and healing, but instead, for Trump & acolytes it is – get this – much more nuclear weapons, as many as ten times the number we have, and to make it even for sinister and morbid, as Trump stated, having nuclear weapons why not use them (!).
As stated in the above link “Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can’t we use them”
As if this insanity is not enough, Trump is also directing the Pentagon to consider using a nuclear attack to counteract a cyber attack.
Any leader of any country in the world who even thinks but does not state that nuclear weapons – which is a scourge for all of humanity, a Damocles Sword hanging over all of us 24/7 and which according to Article 6 of the NPT Treaty must be completely eliminated before they eliminate humanity on earth, are anything -for now- but usable exclusively and temporarily for deterrence objectives, is a leader which must instantly be removed from office.
“Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, for his part, stated in his memoirs that when notified by Secretary of War Henry Stimson of the decision to use atomic weapons, he “voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives…” He later publicly declared “…it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing.” Even the famous “hawk” Maj. Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Twenty-First Bomber Command, went public the month after the bombing, telling the press that “the atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war at all.”
So, bottom line, the exigencies built into the Federal Government funding bill are beyond despicable and absurd and therefore DOA, even if this situation now leads to a Constitutional crisis if Trump & acolytes do not back off. Either way, it is they and not the sane and civilizedly responsible members of Congress who will take the responsibility for the shameful damage this theater of the absurd is doing to our nation and to our people who vehemently overwhelmingly oppose racism and oppose the notion that we must consider threatening the world with nuclear warfare.
Enough is enough.
To finalize this article, the Argentum Post presents its readers with a video clip of about
This is the title of a book just released by Pulitzer Prize wining author and journalist David Kay Johnston, who was interview by the one and only legendary and dedicated host of Democracy Now, namely Amy Goodman.