Trump Attorney Rips Off Mic After Questioning from CBSN Anchor [2021)

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/senate-acquits-trump-impeachment-lawyer-michael-van-der-veen/#x

It turns out some of the greatest patriots in the United States of America are still to be found in the northeast.

They may be few and far between, but they are powerful.

Donald Trump of Queens, New York.

Rudy Giuliani of New York City.

And now Michael van der Veen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

You’ve heard of a “mic drop”.

And this is literally that (if not a “mic throw” [with a lavalier microphone, no less]).

But that’s not the important part.

It was a punctuation of disgust.

But what is important here is that “reality has erupted within the spectacle” (to paraphrase Guy Debord).

This is as close as many people are ever going to get to seeing Peter Finch in Network shout, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!!!”.

And this is as close to a real-world example of that famous filmic moment that any of us have probably ever seen.

Lana Zak has the condescending fake kindness of Jen Psaki and all the charm of a 1980s android prototype.

Kamala Harris is fake as fuck.

Lana Zak is fake as fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

She has to sound disappointed.

And no doubt, she IS disappointed.

That Trump was acquitted.

She has to speak in somber tones.

Because there is only one side to every story.

And she has a role to play in holding up that one side.

From the University of Iowa to Harvard–from ABC to CBS, Lana Zak has proven that she can be trusted (to let absolutely no news leak through the fortified establishment filter).

After many years, she has been rewarded with an anchorship.

She has to sound excited and inspired that seven Republicans in the Senate voted to convict Trump.

This is very hopeful to her.

Her voice rises…as if imagining a future where all dissent will be squashed and her point of view (which just happens to align perfectly with the establishment point of view) is the only view allowed at all…ever…at all times…in all places.

But in the meantime, she is indulging in gross agenda setting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda-setting_theory

She calls the “assault” on the Capitol “deadly”.

Is she referring to Brian Sicknick?

https://www.revolver.news/2021/02/maga-blood-libel-why-are-they-hiding-the-medical-report/

Or Ashli Babbitt?

Or the two Capitol Police officers who committed suicide (were suicided?) after the incursion?

Indeed, Brian Sicknick died after the incursion as well (and not, as the above link points out, in the way which most media have described).

Therefore, the “deadly” “assault” on the Capitol, then, was merely deadly for one side:  the side which broke into the Capitol.

Ashli Babbitt was unarmed.

She was shot in the head by a still-to-be-named Capitol Police officer.

She died minutes later.

I am willing to bet that Lana Zak has never said the words, “Ashli Babbitt” on air.

And I’m equally willing to bet that she has said the words “Brian Sicknick” quite a few times on the air.

Yes, there were other “medical emergencies” at the scene.

But all on the side of the protestors.

A Trump supporter had a heart attack when a stun grenade went off near him.

But you won’t hear much about that.

And you won’t hear anyone #SayHerName in regards to unarmed victim of excessive police force Ashli Babbitt.

You won’t even hear about how she was a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

You won’t hear about how she did three tours of duty in Iraq/Afghanistan only to be gunned down, unarmed, in her own Capitol Building.

You won’t hear #HandsUpDontShoot in regards to her.

You will only hear about Brian Sicknick and how he was bludgeoned by a fire extinguisher.

Except he wasn’t.

There is no proof of that.

The New York Times has had to retract that claim.

Every other news outlet ran with it as well.

Except that it appears to be untrue.

It is not supported by ANYTHING.

No video evidence.

No medical evidence.

The worst part is, that is probably the least strange thing about Brian Sicknick’s death.

Again, read it here:

https://www.revolver.news/2021/02/maga-blood-libel-why-are-they-hiding-the-medical-report/

So it should come as little surprise that Michael van der Veen is mad as hell.

The people who stole the election in his city and state (Philadelphia/Pennsylvania) have spray-painted “traitor” on his front driveway in red along with arrows pointing at his house.

All for upholding the due process rights of Donald Trump.

But the very first link in this article, indeed the whole reason for this article, is that no one has so succinctly voiced the disgust that (let’s say) 78 million Trump voters (McInerney numbers) have felt and are still feeling.

We hear about the coup in Myanmar, but how many of you know that Biden and the National Guard are planning on being in D.C. continuously until March 2022?

That news was released today.

Find it.

I’m not going to do all your work for you.

Don’t believe me?

Fine.

Have no vested interest?

Don’t care?

Not my problem.

The global media is non-critically reporting (amplifying) that protestors in Myanmar have the moral high ground.

The same media that told us Trump’s claims of election fraud were “baseless” (thanks, CIA) is taking that same show on the road.

All claims of election fraud in Myanmar (the official reason for the coup) are also “baseless”, we are told.

When the media is slightly less sloppy, they use the word “unfounded”.

But it’s not sloppiness.

It’s signalling [sic]:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signalling_(economics)

If you know the true facts, you know that Twitter suspended Trump IMMEDIATELY AFTER he posted a video urging calm during the #Jan6 events.

Again, Twitter PREVENTED the sitting U.S. President from getting out a message to CALM HIS FOLLOWERS DOWN.

They did this by disabling the ability of the tweet to be shared.

President calls for peace.

Twitter stifles message.

You do the math.

But Twitter’s not on trial.

Twitter pays no price (other than a billion+ in market cap.).

Jack Dorsey pays no price.

He can go on reading The Satanic Verses and twiddling his beard and tweeting about pasta:

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Vijaya Gadde pays no price.

The House impeachment managers are bad “lawyers”.

Jamie Raskin has a J.D. from Harvard.

Will he be held accountable for the manipulated evidence presented at the impeachment trial?

Joaquin Castro has a J.D. from Harvard.

Will he be held accountable for the manipulated evidence presented at the impeachment trial?

David Cicilline has a J.D. from Georgetown.

Will he be held accountable for the manipulated evidence presented at the impeachment trial?

Madeleine Dean has a J.D. from Wiedner University.

Will she be held accountable for the manipulated evidence?

Diana DeGette has a J.D. from NYU.

Will she be held accountable for the manipulated evidence?

Ted Lieu has a J.D. from Georgetown.

Will he be held accountable?

Joe Neguse has a J.D. from the University of Colorado.

Will he be held accountable?

Stacey Plaskett has a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.

What about her?

Eric Swallwell has a J.D. from University of Maryland, likely slept with a suspected Chinese spy for four years, and is still on the House Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees.

I won’t even bother asking again.

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2021/02/politics/house-impeachment-managers/

https://www.axios.com/china-spy-california-politicians-9d2dfb99-f839-4e00-8bd8-59dec0daf589.html

https://www.oaoa.com/editorial/columns/opinion_columnist/hart-the-spy-who-shagged-well/article_64e1c9a2-41ce-11eb-8e36-035c4c7e880c.html

https://www.limaohio.com/opinion/columns/440774/column-chinese-spy-scandal-may-inclue-a-possible-sex-for-secrets-swap

“The prosecutors in this case doctored evidence.”

True.

“I’m not surprised to hear a politician say anything at all.”

Michael van der Veen:  citizen.

Listen to the world “all”.

Awl.

Peg and awl.

WWG1WGA.

E pluribus unum.

“What happened at the Capitol on January 6th was absolutely horrific, but what happened at the Capitol during this trial was, uh, not too far away from that.”

I agree.

Again.

“The prosecutors in this case doctored evidence.”

“The American people should not be putting up with this.  They need to look at who, uh, who these House managers were, uh, and look to see whether these are the folks they want representing them.”

Here’s where Lana Zak goes into full-on #SuppressionNews mode.

She HAS to SHUT DOWN Michael van der Veen.

She talks to her viewers like they are children.

And indeed, anyone relying upon Lana Zak and CBS News for anything resembling the truth are mental midgets.

“TO BE CLEAR FOR OUR VIEWERS…”

“TO BE CLEAR FOR OUR VIEWERS…”

[don’t listen to what this man is saying]

“I want to be CLEAR…FOR OUR VIEWERS…”

“The media has to start telling the right story in this country.  The media is trying to divide this country.  You are bloodthirsty for ratings and, as such, you are asking questions now that are…already set up with a fact pattern [#AgendaSettingTheory ].  I can’t believe you would ask me a question indicating that it’s alright just to doctor a little bit of evidence.”

“And the media should be looking at that at a square, straight way.  A straight way!  When I watch the news, I watch one station and it’s raining.  I watch another station at the same time and it’s sunny.  Your coverage is SO SLANTED…it’s gotta stop! You guys gotta stop…and start reporting more like PBS does…rather than…uh uh uh uh uh…TV news show that doesn’t have any journalistic integrity at all.  What I’m telling you is that they doctored evidence…and I believe your question says, ‘well, it’s only a Twitter check and, uh, changing a date of a year here.’  They switch the date of a Twitter A YEAR to try to connect it to this case.  That’s not a small thing, ma’am.  The other thing they did is they put a check mark on something to to try and make it look like it was a validated account when it wasn’t.  And when they were caught, they didn’t say anything about it.  They didn’t even try to come up with an excuse about it.  And that’s not the way our prosecutors OR our government officials should be conducting themselves.”

At this point I lost power and was freezing my ass off for the past few hours.

I wrote a really great ending to this piece, but it’s gone.

I’m gonna go ahead and publish this before the power goes off again.

Two days later (after 33-straight hours without electricity or heat) I am adding tags to this.

-PD

Stieg Larssons Millennium: Del 2 [2010)

Maurene Comey prosecuted Nicholas Tartaglione.

https://www.recordonline.com/news/20190924/prosecutors-detail-how-they-believe-tartaglione-killed-victims

Tartaglione was Jeffrey Epstein’s cellmate at the MCC in NYC and alerted guards during Epstein’s first suicide attempt.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-epstein-tartaglione-mcc-suicide-attempt-20200123-q3fqzrhfnnghbeogao34dzsjbi-story.html

Maurene Comey files court documents on behalf of SDNY regarding the fact that footage of Tartaglione’s efforts to save Epstein (footage which would have documented Epstein’s first suicide attempt) was incorrectly filed and the backup system was nonoperational (according to the FBI) [which her dad used to run…very recently].  She is involved in telling the court that the footage is lost.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/video-footage-apparent-jeffrey-epstein-suicide-attempt-is-lost-say-federal-prosecutors-1268432

Maurene Comey is now one of three prosecutors in charge of the Ghislaine Maxwell case.

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/ghislaine-maxwells-case-being-handled-by-sdny-public-corruption-unit-could-spell-trouble-for-u-s-elites/

Maurene Comey graduated from McLean High School in 2006.  There are two high schools in McLean, Virginia.  Oh yeah…it’s also the location of the CIA headquarters.  To be fair, Langley High School (the other HS) is located closer to CIA HQ.  Langley alums include Mika Brzezinski (daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski:  founder [with David Rockefeller] of the shadowy Trilateral Commission).  McLean alums include Aldrich Ames (Soviet spy who worked for the CIA), Sharyn Alfonsi (ABC News), Rose Arce (CNN producer), Liz Cheney (daughter of what the late Michael Ruppert described as 9/11 [false-flag/stand down] prime suspect Dick Cheney), Mary Cheney (another of Dick Cheney’s daughters), actor Jared Leto, Ann Sommovigo Moore (former CEO of Time, Inc.), and New Mexico Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Udall.  

https://www.classmates.com/people/Maurene-Comey/8741475168

Maurene Comey is married to Lucas Issacharoff.  

https://informationcradle.com/maurene-comey/

The former Assistant Attorney General for the SDNY was Geoffrey Berman…until June 20, 2020 (when he was fired by President Trump [at the request of AG Bill Barr]).  Maurene Comey’s husband, Lucas Issacharoff, ALSO joined the SDNY office (before Berman left) in September of 2019.  Epstein died (?) [supposedly by suicide] the previous month [August 2019].  Again, Maurene Comey was one of the prosecutors on the Epstein case…until the case was dropped (because Epstein dropped dead).  To further clarify, now James Comey (former FBI director who, at the very least, committed gross impropriety in “spying” [Bill Barr’s characterization] on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign) has both his daughter AND son-in-law working in the office which attempted to prosecute Jeffrey Epstein and is now prosecuting Epstein’s co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell.  Maurene Comey is a prosecutor on the Maxwell case.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucas-issacharoff-7a6a9518

But let’s plant a seed here.

Berman (lawyer).

Bjurman (lawyer).

Continuing…

Lucas’s father is a notable law professor who was born in Argentina.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Issacharoff

Here is Lucas acting on behalf of the CDC in March regarding a FOIA request.

http://foiaproject.org/case_detail/?title=on&style=foia&case_id=33279

Lucas appears to have a longstanding interest in “orderly” presidential elections.

https://www.centreforpublicimpact.org/case-study/maintaining-peace-election-ghana/

Issacharoff’s mother is also a notable law professor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Estlund

How about Maurene’s mother (James Comey’s wife)?  She REALLY likes Democrats (including Kamala Harris)…and Mitt Romney.

https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=Patrice+Comey+&order=desc&sort=A

Who else has been in the SDNY recently?  How about Robert Khuzami.  As Berman (Bjurman?) would have been recused in raiding Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s home and office, Khuzami likely signed off on the raids.  What do we know about Khuzami?  Ah.  A big fan of John McCain.  What a shocker.

https://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/search.php?cid=N00006424&name=khuzami&employ=%28any+employer%29&state=%28all%29&zip=%28any+zip%29&submit=OK&amt=a&sort=A

You’ve heard of Epstein, but have you heard of this guy?  The parallels are striking.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/22/world/americas/peter-nygard-louis-bacon.html

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/15/fashion-executive-accused-in-lawsuit-reportedly-hosted-prince-andrew-at-bahamas-estate

Which brings us back to Scandinavia.  The “Nordic model”.  

Nygård.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Nygård#cite_note-16

Michael Jackson, George H.W. Bush, Prince Andrew…

Quite a collection of visitors to Nygård’s island.

Let’s add Oprah and Robert de Niro.

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/02/peter-nygard-resignation

Trump tests positive.

You are here.

-PD

 

 

 

Trump vs. Biden, September 29 [2020)

What just happened here?

Like a Bach fugue at maximum polyphony.

Like the first movement of Górecki’s third symphony.

It was only three voices tonight, but it seemed like many more.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8788571/Full-transcript-Donald-Trump-Joe-Biden-debate.html

Let’s unpack.

First, Chris Wallace is not “America’s premier journalist” (as Fox News proffered in the week leading up to this debate).

Even so, this is the closest thing Donald Trump will get to a “fair shake” this entire debate season.

Wallace does not like Trump.

That is pretty obvious.

His disdain for Trump is not very well hidden.

“Fair and balanced”…

Not quite.

But, again, compared to what will follow in other debates, Chris Wallace is at least a photocopy of a fax of ¨journalism“.

The mediators to follow will not even rise to that level of “quality”.

But let’s get to Biden’s “strategy”:

-That’s simply not true.

-That is simply a lie.

-You’re not going to be able to shut him up.

-Donald would you just be quiet for a minute.

[crosstalk]

Wallace: You’re debating him not me.

Well, actually…he’s debating both of you corrupt pricks.

Trump: Well, I’ll ask Joe.

When the game is not fair (and it isn’t–it hasn’t been for the past four years), then you can’t play fair in return.

Cipher.

Wallace: Mr. President, I’m the moderator of this debate and I would like you to let me ask my question…

Trump: Well, first of all, I guess I’m debating you, not him, but that’s okay. I’m not surprised.

Wallace aims early at Trump…calling a major Trump move (to protect people with pre-existing conditions) “largely symbolic”.

Wallace is not just a moderator.  He is setting the agenda.  Literally, and in a deeper way.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda-setting_theory

Back to Biden’s “strategy”:

-I’m not going to listen to him.

-The fact is that everything he’s saying so far is simply a lie. I’m not here to call out his lies. Everybody knows he’s a liar.

Interesting.  Impugn the character.

Liar.

Trump came with examples.

Trump:  Joe, you’re the liar. You graduated last in your class not first in your class.

[crosstalk]

Wallace (existential crisis): Gentlemen, you realize if you’re both speaking at the same time. 

Biden “strategy”:

-And the fact is this man doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Trump has to become the moderator.  Trump has to ask the hard questions.

Trump: Are you going to pack the court?

And again…

Trump: Are you going to pack the court?

Trump becomes the journalist and gets the answer.

DONALD TRUMP: He doesn’t want to answer the question.

JOE BIDEN: I’m not going to answer the question.

And here Biden loses his temper.  Trump has ALREADY gotten under his skin (and won).

Biden:  Will you shut up, man?

Very liberal.

“Free speech”.

Just remember, kids…if you want to be a true liberal, you will call everything your opponent says (no matter whether it is or isn’t borne out by the facts) a lie.  And, furthermore, you will (one way or another) try to shut your opponent up.  Sleepy Joe is weak, but his mic was hot enough to drown out Trump for much of this debate.  Like a little kid saying, “Nah nah nah…I’m not listening” while sticking his fingers in his ears.

Biden “strategy”:

-This is so un-Presidential.

But he’s the fucking President, Joe.  And you’re a fucking former VICE President.  But, of course, you know what is and isn’t Presidential…

Who’s looking down on whom???

Biden “strategy”:

-Keep yapping, man.

-You should get out of your bunker…

Whoa!

Yes, you right that right:  Biden told TRUMP that Trump should get out of a “bunker”.  Biden tried to spin it immediately into a golf allusion.  But it was (at least) the first of many huge missteps by Biden.

Trump then correctly points out the skewed reporting over the past FOUR years.

Trump: They give you good press, they give me bad press because that’s the way it is, unfortunately.

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News Coverage of Donald Trump’s First 100 Days

But when Biden questioned Trump’s intellect, the POTUS dropped a MOAB on Biden.

DONALD TRUMP: Did you use the word smart?

[boom]

Trump: So you said you went to Delaware State, but you forgot the name of your college. You didn’t go to Delaware State. You graduated either the lowest or almost the lowest in your class. Don’t ever use the word smart with me. Don’t ever use that word.

Biden “strategy”:

-Will he just shush for a minute?

[crosstalk]

Turning the captured cannons on the battlefield.

DONALD TRUMP: Wait a minute, Joe. Let me shut you down for a second, Joe, just for one second. He wants to shut down the country. We just went through it. We had to, because we didn’t know anything about the disease. Now we’ve found that elderly people with heart problems and diabetes and different problems are very, very vulnerable. We learned a lot. Young children aren’t, even younger people aren’t. We’ve learned a lot, but he wants to shut it down. More people will be hurt by continuing. If you look at Pennsylvania, if you look at certain states that have been shut down, they have Democrat governors, all, one of the reasons they shut down is because they want to keep it shut down until after the election on November 3rd.

Biden “strategy”:

-re: masks  –> He’s a fool on this.

Again impugning Trump’s character (specifically intellect and/or judgement).  Thin ice.

Let’s take a look at the Biden “intellect” for a moment.

Biden: That’s why I’m going to eliminate the Trump tax cuts. And I’m going to eliminate those tax cuts.

DONALD TRUMP: Why didn’t you do it over the last 25 years?

JOE BIDEN: Because you weren’t president and screwing things up.

Wha?

JOE BIDEN: You’re the worst president America has ever had. Come on.

Wow…

A lot of anger.  A lot of emotion.  And not a lot of logic.

Biden “strategy” then starts to really tank:

-buying American

Really?  A little late to the game, Joe.

Where did you get that idea?

Continuing…

JOE BIDEN: By the way, I’m going to eliminate a significant number of the taxes. I’m going to make the corporate tax 28%. It shouldn’t be 21%.

Hmm.  Last time I checked, 28% was MORE than 21%.  So…he’s going to “eliminate” taxes by making them HIGHER?

Biden “strategy”:

-JOE BIDEN: Yeah, because what he did, even before COVID, manufacturing went in the hole. Manufacturing went in a hole-

Right…

So Biden isn’t a cozy-with-China globalist who would prefer America to be a service-based economy while offshoring nearly all manufacturing to the PRC?

I think not.

His record says otherwise.

Trump is the first U.S. President (over the course of DECADES) who has tried to claw back good-paying manufacturing jobs FROM China.  No Democrat (or Republican) before him has tried to do this since China’s cheap labor became the beneficiary to the deindustrialization of the USA.

JOE BIDEN: I’m the guy that brought back the automobile industry.

What the fuck is he talking about?!?

Biden “strategy” continues:

-That is not true.

DONALD TRUMP: China ate your lunch, Joe. And no wonder your son goes in and he takes out billions of dollars. He takes out billions of dollars to manage. He makes millions of dollars. And also, while we’re at it, why is it just out of curiosity, the mayor of Moscow’s wife gave you a son three and a half million dollars?

Biden “strategy”:

-That is not true.

-None of that is true.

[and again]

-None of that is true.

-That is not true.

[it gets a little old, doesn’t it]

That was a rhetorical question.

DONALD TRUMP: It’s a fact.

JOE BIDEN: It is not a fact.

Under Joe’s skin again.  Sensitive topic.  Hunter Biden.

JOE BIDEN: Well, it’s hard to get any word in with this clown. Excuse me, this person.

Biden “strategy” [hereafter BS…for brevity, etc.]:

-That is simply not true.

-That’s not true.

Chris Wallace’s true colors come out.  To the question, “Can I be honest?”, Wallace shuts down all dialogue…because Trump veers into asking about Joe’s quid pro quo to get a Ukrainian prosecutor fired (a prosecutor investigating corruption related to his son Hunter).  The quid pro quo involved a billion dollars in American taxpayer money.

DONALD TRUMP: Chris, can I be honest? It’s a very important question-

JOE BIDEN: Try to be honest.

CHRIS WALLACE: No.

DONALD TRUMP: He stood up-

CHRIS WALLACE: The answer to the question is no.

DONALD TRUMP: … and the threatened Ukraine-

CHRIS WALLACE: Sir-

DONALD TRUMP: … with a billion dollars-

JOE BIDEN: That is absolutely not true.

Wallace: Why should I be different than the two of you?

Chris Wallace doesn’t want to “report” the news.  He doesn’t want to give facts.  Instead, he wants to shape public opinion.  As good as he is (compared to literal CIA hacks like Anderson Cooper), he is still beholden to his own jealousy…nay, envy (if not also beholden to an untoward entity).

Two summers at Langley.

Operative line:

“For a couple months over the course of two summers, I worked at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.”

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/anderson.cooper.360/blog/2006/09/my-summer-job-nearly-20-years-ago.html

Joe having trouble remembering that equity and equality mean two different things:

JOE BIDEN: It’s about equity and equality. It’s about decency. It’s about the constitution. And we have never walked away from trying to require equity for everyone, equality for the whole of America.

More cognitive dissonance (bland propaganda):

JOE BIDEN: … second point I’d make to you, is that when Floyd was killed, when Mr. Floyd was killed, there was a peaceful protest in front of the White House. What did he do? He came out of his bunker, had the military use tear gas on them so he could walk across to a church and hold up a Bible.

[sidenote…the church in question was set on fire…by the “peaceful” protesters…and later visited by Trump (who indeed had a Bible)]

DONALD TRUMP: You did a crime bill, 1994, where you call them super predators. African-Americans are super predators and they’ve never forgotten it. They’ve never forgotten it.

There is quite a lot of truth in this.  Biden did indeed use this term.  He very much seemed to be referring to black people when using said term.

BS:

-I’ve never said-

You make the call.  Who is he talking about?

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/03/05/joe-biden-tough-on-crime-speech.cnn

DONALD TRUMP: I don’t think you have any law enforcement. You can’t even say the word law enforcement. Because if you say those words, you’re going to lose all of your radical left supporters.

It does certainly appear that Joe Biden has backtracked on his “tough on crime” stance from years ago.  It does certainly appear that he has caved to AOC and BLM.  Because he NEEDS those votes  Scary.

Trump re: racial sensitivity training (shaming white men solely because of the color of their skin and because of a heritage they had no choice but be born into):

“They were teaching people that our country is a horrible place. It’s a racist place. And they were teaching people to hate our country. And I’m not going to allow that to happen.”

BS:

JOE BIDEN: Nobody’s doing that. He’s the racist.

Very quick to impugn character.  Very quick.  And very hackneyed.  Never a new trope.

Chris Wallace setting the agenda again…because he’s really so worried about “hellholes” like Tulsa and Fort Worth…  Give me a fucking break:

CHRIS WALLACE: That’s exactly my question. There has been a dramatic increase in homicides in America this summer particularly, and you often blame that on Democratic mayors and Democratic governors. But in fact, there have been equivalent spikes in Republican led cities, like Tulsa and Fort Worth. So the question is, is this really a…

You can’t compare those two cities with Chicago.  Or Minneapolis.  Or Portland.  Or Seattle.  Or Oakland.  Or Baltimore.  Apples and motherfucking oranges.

JOE BIDEN: I was raised in the suburbs. This is not 1950. All these dog whistles and racism don’t work anymore. Suburbs are by and large integrated. There’s many people today driving their kids to soccer practice and/or black and white and Hispanic in the same car as there have been any time in the past, what really is a threat to the suburbs and their safety is his failure to deal with COVID. They’re dying in the suburbs. His failure to deal with the environment, they’re being flooded, they’re being burned out because his refusal to do anything. That’s why the suburbs are in trouble.

Translation:

Trump’s a racist and the main problem plaguing the suburbs is “climate change”.  Not in Chicago.  Not in Portland.  Not in Seattle.

In Portland, months of riots…every night.  And then (voila!) the fires.  Very convenient, these fires, for indebted states like California.

There are a plethora of examples of fires being intentionally set this season…particularly in Oregon:

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Enjoy.

Scroll down a bit.

Another Biden gaffe happens on the topic of cities which have literally been burned by arsonists, but again:  it’s Trump’s fault.

Biden: He just pours gasoline in the fire constantly and every single solitary time.

Trump is mocking the fact that Wallace and Biden (and the entire liberal [media] establishment) have him on trial.

#Kafka

DONALD TRUMP: What do you want to call them? Give me a name, give me a name, go ahead who do you want me to condemn.

Then Biden makes a startlingly-moronic statement:

Biden: Antifa is an idea not an organization-

Wow.

BS:

-You have no idea about anything.

Trump: And that’s despite the impeachment hoax and you so what happened today with Hillary Clinton, where it was a whole big con job. But despite going through all of these things where I had a fight, both flanks and behind me and above there has never been an administration that’s done what I’ve done. The greatest, before COVID came in the greatest economy in history, lowest unemployment numbers, everything was good. Everything was going.

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DONALD TRUMP: When you leave office, you don’t leave any judges. That’s like, you just don’t do that. They left 128 openings and if I were a member of his party, because they have a little different philosophy, I’d say, if you left us 128 openings you can’t be a good president. You can’t be a good vice president but I want to thank you because it gives us almost, it’ll probably be above that number. By the end of this term, 300 judges. It’s a record.

#TheyNeverThoughtSheWouldLose

DONALD TRUMP: Are you talking Hunter, are you talking about Hunter.

JOE BIDEN: I’m talking about my son, Beau Biden, you’re talking about Hunter?

DONALD TRUMP: I don’t know Beau. I know Hunter. Hunter got thrown out of the military. He was thrown out dishonorably discharged.

JOE BIDEN: That’s not true he was not dishonorably discharged.

DONALD TRUMP: For cocaine use. And he didn’t have a job until you became vice president.

JOE BIDEN: None of that is true.

DONALD TRUMP: Once you became vice president he made a fortune in Ukraine, in China, in Moscow and various other places.

JOE BIDEN: That is not true.

BS:

-That is not true. That report is totally discredited.

Two against one.

CHRIS WALLACE: I’d like to talk about climate change.

JOE BIDEN: So would I.

BS 2.0:

DONALD TRUMP: Not true. Not true-

JOE BIDEN: It’s all true.

Deft counterpunching ensues [BS]:

-JOE BIDEN: Not true-

-JOE BIDEN: Not true.

-JOE BIDEN: Not true.

Ending with a hyphen on the first iteration was really a subtle way of changing it up…

BS:

-That is simply not the case-

Truth bomb incoming:

DONALD TRUMP: So why didn’t you get the world… China sends up real dirt into the air. Russia does. India does. They all do. We’re supposed to be good.

Denial and deception only goes so far:

DONALD TRUMP: He called the military stupid bastards.

JOE BIDEN: I did not say that-

DONALD TRUMP: He said it on tape. [crosstalk]-

CHRIS WALLACE: Please, sir. [crosstalk] Stop.

DONALD TRUMP: I would never say that [crosstalk]-

JOE BIDEN: Play it. Play it-

CHRIS WALLACE: Stop. Go ahead-

DONALD TRUMP: You’re on tape-

“Clap for that, you stupid bastards!  Man, you all are a dull bunch.  Must be slow or something here, man.”

Main takeaway.

As fake as Kamala Harris is (and she is fake as fuck), Biden is a thoroughly corrupt career politician masquerading as a common man.

He can’t even remember what lie he told yesterday.

He is a pathological liar AND has senile dementia.

Bad combination.

He will do or say ANYTHING to become President.

JOE BIDEN: No, I don’t support the Green New Deal.

DONALD TRUMP: Oh, you don’t? Oh, well, that’s a big statement.

JOE BIDEN: I support [crosstalk]-

DONALD TRUMP: You just lost the radical left.

[MOAB incoming]

DONALD TRUMP: So when I listen to Joe talking about a transition, there has been no transition from when I won. I won that election. And if you look at crooked Hillary Clinton, if you look at all of the different people, there was no transition, because they came after me trying to do a coup. They came after me spying on my campaign. They started from the day I won, and even before I won. From the day I came down the escalator with our first lady, they were a disaster. They were a disgrace to our country, and we’ve caught them. We’ve caught them all. We’ve got it all on tape. We’ve caught them all. And by the way, you gave the idea for the Logan Act against General Flynn. You better take a look at that, because we caught you in a sense, and President Obama was sitting in the office.

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-PD

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy [2004)

The world is fucked up.

This is probably the craziest year most of us have ever lived through.

When has the world, in its entirety, faced such chaos in recent memory?

9/11 brought us terror on a horrific, spectacular* level.

Guy Debord predicted this in 1967 with his seminal book La société du spectacle.

No, he did not pull a Nostradamus (who happens to share my birthday).

He did not predict the three towers (including the 47-story WTC7) falling into their own footprints.

But he predicted something much more useful, or at least applicable, to our present times.

The “locus of illusion” that Debord talked about remains (though it be besieged on all sides) television.

For our purposes, we shall call it “video”.

Moving pictures.

Debord also predicted our current age of social-media dominance.

Though he could not name it then, he described it perfectly as, “a social relationship between people…mediated by images.”

What does the word “Facebook” evoke when you hear it?

Does it sound a bit like a dating site?

What role do memes (manipulated images) play in our social discourse?

“The spectacle”, Debord told us, “…turns reality on its head.”

How much of what you hear “on the news” (whether that be television, radio, Internet, social media) do you trust?

Because you are smart, dear reader, you consider the source.

And so do I.

Debord wanted to say something about fakes.

The epigrammatic beginning to the first chapter of The Society of the Spectacle gets right to this point.

It was the philosopher Feuerbach who said that in, “…the present age, which prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, representation to reality, the appearance to essence…illusion only is sacred, truth profane.”

Ludwig Feuerbach wrote those words in the 1800s.

But the Irish rock band U2 would come to a similar epiphany in their song “Even Better Than the Real Thing”.

Debord wanted to talk about fake-ness.

But he also wanted to qualify his description of “the spectacle”.

For Debord, “reality erupts within the spectacle, and the spectacle is real”.

To translate (from French to English to philosophy to layman’s terms), there are some aspects of our image-driven information culture that are real (though a good deal of fake news exists).  But owing to the lack of a competing narrative to the overwhelming chorus of voices in agreement (corporate news), “the spectacle” (whatever the talking heads tell you) is, de facto, real.  Never mind that it might all be rubbish.  The sheer repetition of certain truths–day after day, hour after hour (from all the many “options” [ABC, CBS, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post])–renders those “truths” the currency of “factual” discourse.  Without an independent, competing narrative from alternative news sources (which currently lack the scale and reach to pose a symmetric threat to “legacy media”), whatever the aforementioned “usual suspects” (ABCBSNBC…) tell you is TRUE becomes “truth” the moment they report it.  The national news coverage of American current events is indistinguishable whether one has ABC, CBS, or NBC dialed up on the tele.

But the times, they are a-changin’.

Donald Trump’s 3+ years in office have been “a moment of falsehood”, which is to say, truth.

As Debord wrote, “In a world that really has been turned on its head, truth is a moment of falsehood.”

Debord seemed to be describing the “legacy media” when he wrote of an entity “out of reach and beyond all dispute”.

Of particular concern in this current situation (which already existed in Debord’s day) is the role that vision plays in our mediated understanding of the world.

As Debord wrote, “…it is inevitable that it should elevate the human sense of sight to the special place once occupied by touch…”.

He goes on to describe “sight” as, “…the most abstract of the senses, and the most easily deceived…”.

Think about a painting by Monet.

Waterlilies.

What are you seeing?

You are seeing the work of someone [Monet] whose eyesight was impaired.  Literally.  But though it be impaired, he still painted wonderful, huge canvases which EVOKED the atmosphere of a pond with waterlilies.

You are seeing blurry images.

Your brain has to fill in the details.

You are not seeing a high-definition photograph.

Furthermore, you are seeing oil paints which have been applied to a cloth canvas.

You are seeing a depiction.

This takes us all the way back to Plato’s “cave”, but I digress…

What happens when the big three TV networks in the U.S. get something wrong?

What about the New York Times and Washington Post (to just name the two most widely-distributed offenders)?

Do any of these entities make a concerted, SINCERE effort arising from true integrity to correct their previous, faulty coverage on events?

Debord could answer before the question was asked…because he knew the nature of these organizations (even in his native France).

He wrote, “The spectacle is by definition immune from human activity, inaccessible to any projected review or correction.  It is the opposite of dialogue.”

Social media changed this briefly.

But now, Twitter is acting like the generalissimo of a banana republic by banning accounts which “promote” the “conspiracy theory” known as QAnon.

This is just one example–from one social media platform–where the fleeting dialogue which threatened (?) “the spectacle” has been shut down.

Google, working closely with the communist Chinese government, is all too happy to facilitate similar totalitarian censorship in China…all for a buck (or yuan).

So let’s talk about vision/sight for a moment.

Did George Floyd die under the knee of Derek Chauvin?

All of the “usual suspects” (ABCBSNBC) tell me he did.

And there’s video!

Video never lies, does it?

I mean…movies are all true, right?

Is the video that Darnella Frazier ostensibly shot on her cell phone “documentary” footage?

It may be more than one thing.

It is possible to honestly document fake-ness (without knowing you are filming a pageant).

Have you ever seen an actress cry on command?

I have.

It is quite an astounding thing.

I have a friend who is a major motion-picture actress.

She once burst out in tears…right next to me.

I started to offer my condolences.

I was generally concerned.

I almost started crying.

Then she abruptly jumped out of character with a smile…to let me know she was just pranking me.

It was VERY convincing.

She had never done that to me before.

It was novel.

I had no experience against which to measure her crying fit.

I thought of her as a friend first and as an actress second.

I forgot, temporarily, that she was unequivocally a professional faker.

But Guy Debord saw more to “the spectacle” than just a stream of fake-ness.

Debord seemed to also sense an approaching hour when human relations would become totally stifled.

To hear Debord tell it, “Separation is the alpha and omega of the spectacle.”

Both its goal and its essence.

While mass media seems to bring us together (shared touchstones, talismans…), in actuality, it separates us more from one another.

We are always obliged to mention what “the news” says about a certain topic.

It is rare (almost impossible) that two people have a conversation where they each give their opinion of a recent event and “the spectacle” (a mass, homogenized media) is not invoked (in deferential terms) at some stage as a reference point.

Debord describes the “weapons of that system” as ranging “from cars to television”:  all meant to “reinforce the isolation of ‘the lonely crowd'”.

But Guy Debord was not merely taking aim at television and mass media.  He saw further.  He seems to have, though writing in 1967, seen the inevitably of the Internet.

As he describes it, “The spectacle is a map of this new world–a map drawn to the scale of the territory itself.”

While this is indeed a reference to a story by Borges (the world=the map), Debord’s insight in applying this to mass communication and information dissemination is extraordinarily prescient.

Guy Debord, it must be said, was not without fault.

Most importantly, he was an avowed Marxist.

So his perspicacity ended where mass media stops and economics begins.

Which brings us to the film Anchorman…

Will Ferrell is awkward here.

And gloriously so!

We get gender division.

1970s.

As today we continue to get race divisions.

Who is driving this?

Cui bono?

The British were quite good at “divide and conquer”.

In the Indian subcontinent, Hindus and Muslims had lived relatively peaceably together…until the British decided to stoke this latent division for cynical ends.

“If the Hindus and Muslims are fighting each other, they can’t pose a unitary threat to us.”

That is what I can imagine British military strategists saying at the time when India was under their occupation.

And it worked.

It was brilliant.

Evil, but brilliant.

Ask yourself a question:  who benefits (cui bono) from blacks and whites and Hispanics and Asians and police and civilians in America being divided and at each other’s throats?

What series of events led to the isolation (frustration) needed to create the current powder keg that went up in smoke with the George Floyd event?

Ron Burgundy will read anything that is put in front of him on a Tele-Promp-Ter.

…as evidenced by his most unfortunate sign-off, “Go fuck yourself, San Diego!”

Which brings us to Joe Biden.

FDR managed to keep it a secret that he was stricken with polio.

He was carted around in a wheelchair during his Presidency.

He had the Resolute desk in the Oval Office modified so that a panel on the front obscured the prying eyes of news cameras.

You could not see his legs fastened to his wheelchair.

And the press obliged.

They loved FDR.

Good old liberal, Democrat FDR.

Elected to the Presidency FOUR times (an American record).

In the White House for over 12 (!) years.

Our Constitution was amended to make this impossible from there on out.

Now the limit is eight years (two terms).

All that notwithstanding, FDR never lost his mental faculties to any significant degree.

He had a physical disability which prevented him from ambulating fully.

Joe Biden can walk fairly well.

Sadly, there is no desk panel that can hide his mental deterioration.

It is there.  It will be there.  And it will get worse.

Which makes Joe Biden a FAR MORE RIDICULOUS candidate than Donald Trump.

And again, “the spectacle” is running defense for Biden.

Making excuses.

Tossing softball questions (if any at all).

The best thing that vicious, Marxist Democrats in the United States can come up with is a dud missile named Joe Biden.

He is harmless (to extend the missile metaphor), and in that he is very harmful.

He is, as regards the responsibilities of the Chief of the Executive Branch, useless.

Which gives us just one more example of how fakes are being foisted upon us.

Never has there been such a poor candidate for the American Presidency as Joe Biden.

It is becoming apparent to all that, if elected, he would not run his own government.

What a sham!

Why didn’t the Democrats have the foresight to nominate Cory Booker or Kamala Harris?

It couldn’t be because they are RACIST, could it?

Remember, Donald Trump is such a horrible misogynist.

How was it that the Democrats failed to nominate Elizabeth Warren or Amy Klobuchar?

Democrats REALLY care about Latinos in the U.S.

That’s why they failed to nominate a guy named Castro.

Democrats are so diverse!

That’s why they passed on nominating a guy named Yang.

And what did the Democrats end up with?

A halfwit, old, white man named Joe Biden.

Halfwit is really too kind a descriptor here.

The mobs wanted Ron Burgundy’s head.

Because he told them to “go fuck themselves”.

But it was a false-flag.

Did Ron Burgundy write the line, “Go fuck yourself, San Diego!” on the Tele-Promp-Ter?

No.

Veronica Corningstone did.

Did the truth about who REALLY wrote it come out?

No.

Not even from a news organization.

Burgundy was summarily fired and his life went to shit.

He ended up wandering the streets like a cross between fat Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer-influenced) and Brian Wilson.

Bathrobe and cheeseburgers.

Nilsson Schmilsson.

Drinking milk in the…hot sun!

But what goes around comes around.

Ms. Corningstone is pushed into a bear pit at the zoo.

An unenviable position, that.

And it takes a little dog to diffuse the situation.

A mob of bears.

A proud species.

Wronged by this intrusion into their hibernation.

But Baxter, the little dog, has a message.

“These are not the droids you are looking for.”

The bears consider the source.

They will not take Ron Burgundy’s word for it.

They will not take Veronica Corningstone’s word for it.

But they will listen to a fellow creature from the animal kingdom.

“I know your cousin,” Baxter says (and I paraphrase).

Baxter’s message rings true.

The bears reconsider.

They are able to retreat gracefully.

Baxter has just acted as crisis negotiator.

A feel-good movie ends with former enemies expressing respect for one another.

Respect.

Not total reconciliation.

But a cessation of the mad chaos.

Brick Tamland (played brilliantly by Steve Carell) ends up (we are told) becoming a “top political advisor” to the Bush administration.

Mass media.

The spectacle.

Hollywood could not help taking a pot shot at a Republican President (even in a light-hearted comedy [and even though the bastard Bush deserved it]).

Why?

Because Bush was a (shitty) Republican (and a war criminal).

But for the eight years of Obama’s Presidency (and the eight years of Bill Clinton’s Presidency), you never saw Hollywood comment (on film) about the merits of these two Democrats.

Why?

Because the Democrat Party is inseparable from the mass media in the United States.

So let me ask you one final question:

do you think you are getting the truth about President Trump, coronavirus, George Floyd, or anything else from this tight-knit cabal of fakers?

Stay classy!

 

-PD