QUOTABLE QUOTES ~ Caitlin Johnstone on “Values”

“As a human being, you may safely flush your loyalties to any system which has been a part of humanity’s march to extinction right down the toilet. The political systems, the mindsets, the religions, the culture. It has all failed, so you owe none of it any loyalty. In fact, you may feel free to reject anything that your society regards as ‘normal’, because your society is as sick and insane as a society can possibly be. ‘Normal’ has led to a world that is dying and a society that is insane. So be happy with your weirdness. A wild divergence from our current trajectory is the only hope our species has for survival, so as a member of our species it is your duty to participate in that divergence in any way that looks healthy to you. Our civilization as it exists today is a dead man walking. Do not dance with dead men. Reject the norms. Let the zombies think you are weird. The values they are criticizing you for diverging from are the values that are choking us all to death.”

~Caitlin Johnstone

 

~via

Normal Has Failed. Be As Weird As You Like.

IF THIS DOESN’T WAKE YOU UP… THEN IT’S TIME TO PACK IT ALL UP NOW!!! ~ Richie From Boston: “Trump 2020 QAnon #MAGA”

I don’t always resonate with Richie but apparently we both have the same keen gifts of perception that could always see RIGHT through Trump’s BS… 

 

 

~via RichieFromBoston

‘THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS MAN’ ~ David Corn: “Watch Mary Trump Explain Why ‘Straight-Up Sociopath’ Donald Trump Lies, Why He’s Racist, Trump Family’s History With The Ku Klux Klan & Why She Wrote Her Book”

Many American families have their dysfunction. But in only one contemporary American family has the ‘racist, misogynistic, ignorant blowhard uncle’ become the president of the United States. What is that like? Well, we don’t have to guess. Because Mary L. Trump, the niece of Donald Trump, has written a bestseller about the horrific family environment that produced him. And this week she talked to Mother Jones about her uncle, her book, and how she came to write it. Trump’s niece also says she has “no doubt” her grandfather supported the KKK. After the Trump family went to court to stop the book — and lost — it was published last week and has reportedly sold a million copies. This memoir/  psychological dissection, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, is a harrowing account of a man and a clan shaped by ego, rivalry, the pursuit of wealth, and profound pathology. Mary Trump’s depiction of her uncle as a broken human being — broken by his father, Fred, a ruthless patriarch with sociopathic traits — is more explanatory than revelatory. She doesn’t show us a Trump we haven’t already seen. But she explains how and why he became a person more concerned about his TV ratings than the deaths of 140,000 fellow Americans.

 

 

I have a bit of a history with Mary Trump going back to 2016. Shortly before Election Day that year, I tracked her down. Throughout the campaign, she had practically no presence within all the stories about Donald Trump and his family. I hoped that she could provide information on him, the family, and their finances. After all, she had been involved in two bitter lawsuits against Trump and his siblings — one over the disposition of Fred’s estate and one challenging the decision of Trump and his siblings to cut off health insurance for Mary and her brother’s families. Her brother had an infant son at the time with a serious neurological disorder that resulted in tremendous medical bills. Mary returned my call, expressed her horror at the prospect of her uncle becoming the most powerful man in the world, and explained that Fred, with Donald, had raised a mini-me sociopath. Donald Trump was not the most evil man in the world, she remarked to me; Fred was. But she said she could not speak on the record about any of this. She has now given me permission to reveal our communications from that time.

I chased Mary as a source for months and years, sensing she had much to share. I never persuaded her to go public. But now she has done so, and as her book has become a publishing sensation, I was finally able to talk openly with her. And I could ask her why she thanked me in her acknowledgments.

Explaining why she did not come forward at the time of the 2016 election, Mary noted in our interview, “I didn’t feel it would make a difference.” She believed she didn’t have that much to offer and would be dismissed as a disgruntled relative still upset over being screwed during the battle over Fred’s estate. She was also fearful of retribution from the Trump crew: “They’re very vindictive people.” She explained that she had forgotten that within the records of her lawsuits were loads of documents detailing Trump family finances. It was when the New York Times came knocking in the spring of 2017, in search of this material, that Mary realized she possessed significant information related to Donald Trump. After persistent coaxing from a Times reporter, she retrieved the material from her lawyer’s storage facility and handed it over to the newspaper. About a year later, the Times, using these documents, produced a blockbuster report showing that Trump and his family had committed fraud to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. The story also revealed that Trump had received about $413 million from his father, far more than the mere pittance of a $1 million loan that he had claimed. Mary’s involvement with this project got her thinking: She did have something to say about Trump and her family. Soon she was contemplating writing a book.

In the interview, Mary, who has a PhD in clinical psychology, discussed her main thesis: Fred Trump was a “straight-up sociopath” who psychologically destroyed his oldest son and her father, Freddy, who wanted to be a commercial pilot rather than take over the family real estate business, and Donald Trump was permanently warped by witnessing this abuse and by other dysfunction within the family. Donald, Mary said, “learned… in order to be safe, in order to protect himself from my grandfather’s cruelty, he needed to make himself in his dad’s image, which I think was at the expense of his humanity. My grandfather had no redeeming characteristics… and Donald Trump no longer does.” She added that there “was a point he wasn’t so cruel, not so deliberatively divisive.”

One Trump family mystery involves a 1927 New York Times story that reported Fred Trump was arrested at a KKK rally and march in Jamaica, Queens. The article didn’t say why Fred was detained and gave no indication if he had been there as a supporter or opponent of the KKK. When I asked Mary about this, she replied that she never heard this matter discussed within her family, but she added, “I have no doubt which side he would’ve been on.” Fred, she explained, used the n-word was routinely used within her family circle.

She also shared her view that Donald Trump inherited his father’s bigotry. “He’s racist,” Mary said of her uncle. “It has to be said honestly and straightforwardly.”

I asked Mary if she could explain Donald’s affinity for Vladimir Putin and other authoritarian rulers. And she could: “I think he sees in somebody like a Putin or a Kim Jong Un or a Duterte or an Erdoğan a person who has a lot of power and by associating with them it sort of confers on him that aura of strength and invincibility. And who cares what that leads to? Concentration camps in China. Or disappearing people. If he’s associated with that power, then it reflects on him.”

So could she answer for me a question that I’ve pondered for years: Does Donald Trump believe his own lies? After all, does Trump truly think he is the smartest guy of all time, that he knows more than the generals, that he’s been more right about the coronavirus pandemic than anyone else, that his polls are great, that he has achieved more than any other president, and blah, blah, blah? “Very often he is lying to himself,” Mary said. “It depends on the circumstances.” She continued: “The more stress he’s under, the more besieged he feels, the more likely it is that the distance between the telling the lie and believing it is the truth is decreasing. We’re getting to the point it’s instantaneous.”

I pressed her on this point. Does he lie so much as a means to get what he wants and knows this is what he is doing — or is he delusional? “It’s a combination,” she said. “Is it just delusion or is it a tactic? I think it might start out as a tactic but it ends up being a delusion because his need to perpetuate a narrative about himself — a very specific narrative about himself as the winner, as always being right — is decades old. It’s a defense mechanism to protect him against the reality of who he really is… If he had any insight into that, I don’t know that he could bear it.”

Mary Trump’s book is a deep dive into Trump’s damaged psyche, and it does ring true — especially at a time when Americans are watching him botch the response to a pandemic due to his narcissism, ignorance, and lack of compassion. But does her analysis provide an escape route for her uncle — he’s harming the nation because he was harmed as a child? Does this, I asked Mary, absolve Trump?

“I can’t say this emphatically enough,” she replied. “Absolutely not. This was not in any way intended to let him off the hook. He’s a responsible — he’s responsible for his actions. He’s an adult human being who knows the difference between right and wrong. He just doesn’t think it applies to him. But he knows the difference. The point of the analysis of his developmental history was in its explanatory power… Even I feel sympathy for Donald the 2-and-a-half-year-old. A lot of people who end up being horrible criminals when they are adults had very abusive childhoods. You can have sympathy for that child. It does not at all, under any circumstances, diminish their responsibility for what they do… He does not get a pass. He needs to be held to account. Very seriously held to an account when this nightmare we’re living through is over.”

 

VIDEO: Watch Mary Trump Explain Why ‘Straight-Up Sociopath’ Donald Trump Lies, Why He’s Racist, Trump Family’s History With The Ku Klux Klan & Why She Wrote Her Book

 

 

 

~via Mother Jones

PAUL ROMANO: “Trump Deceives His Supporters With Bogus Facebook Donation Scam”

“All these comments with people supporting Trump is ridiculous. If they had a functioning brain they would not support either side. (And always say how great Trump is, when he’s not)… He’s awful, Joe is awful! Both are corrupt! Anyways! Not shocking that Trump deceives people Paul, seems he’s a professional at it. He’s deceiving all of America at the moment and his fans are clueless! Thanks for sharing this!”

~Comment from the thread

 

 

~via pocketsofthefuture

MR. ‘USED CAR SALESMAN’ PREZ ~ Benjamin Fulford on Trump’s “Fake” Job & Economy Numbers

For those of you who still think that U.S. President Donald Trump is responsible for the rescue of the Republic of the United States of America, please remember that as a businessman he was bailed out by the Rothschilds each time he went bankrupt. This is a matter of public record. Also, his son in law is the Satanic 666 5th Avenue Jared Kushner who has been trying to mark of the beast microchip everybody.

As his Zionist controllers implode, Trump seems to be increasingly losing touch with reality. Last week he tweeted I built the greatest economy in the World, the best the U.S. has ever had. I am doing it again! Wow! 96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party (and I believe this was before the “GREAT” Jobs Numbers yesterday). Thank you!”

Somebody should tell Trump that resorting to fake economic news is not going to change reality. It turns out the “GREAT” May jobs numbers were fake.

And, in this “greatest economy in the world” one in four Americans (26%) say they or someone in their household have skipped meals or relied on charity or government food programs since February. Also, three in ten adults (31%) say they have fallen behind in paying bills or had problems affording household expenses like food or health insurance coverage.

The reality Mr. Trump is the situation has degenerated to the point that 80% of Americans feel the country is spinning out of control.

Translation: neither Trump nor Joe Biden is fit to be the next president.

 

 

 ~via Benjamin Fulford