Sunday, June 11, 2017

Richard Engel knew exactly what was going to happen even before Donald Trump "won" the election.

Damn that is almost spooky how spot on all of his predictions turned out to be.
  • Catastrophic for the United States. Check.
  • Catastrophic for our position in the world. Check.
  • Emboldens our enemies and adversaries. Check.
  • Allies terrified we will not be their allies anymore. Check. 
  • Trump provokes constitutional crisis. Almost a check.
  • Attempts to impeach Trump. Also moving toward a check.
  • No longer leading the world. Double check. 
I think in many ways, due to his experience with other governments and dictators around the world, Richard Engel could not help but see this coming.

Actually there were a lot of us who saw this coming, but perhaps not with quite the same clarity that Engel was able to summon on election night.

The sad part is that there are millions who even STILL cannot see what Richard Engel saw so clearly on November 8th.

27 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:28 AM

    They aren't going to see it either, until it hits them squarely where it hurts. Their wallet. It's coming.....

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    1. Anonymous7:12 AM

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/06/trumpcare_is_on_the_march.html

      "TrumpDON'Tcare is on the move."

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    2. Anonymous7:23 AM

      BINGO! " When most people think of the U.S. Census Bureau, they probably don’t think of an agency that supercharges the profitability and efficiency of American businesses."

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-census-bureau_us_593aefcae4b0b13f2c6a2dbc?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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    3. Anonymous8:14 AM

      "Trump’s ability to roll out his personal brand is a distraction tactic."“That is the story of his business. He has always understood that he could distract his investors and bankers, his tenants, his clients from the underlying unsoundness of his business, just by putting on the Trump show. That is the core of Trump. He is undoubtedly an idiot, but do not underestimate how good he is at that.” has “surrounded himself with some of the world’s most expert crisis profiteers,” including billionaire and “king of bankruptcy” Wilbur Ross, who made his fortune flipping companies in crisis and now serves as secretary of commerce.

      “In any other moment, the very fact that the CEO of Exxon Mobil is now the secretary of state would be the central scandal,” Klein told The Guardian. “Here we have a situation where there is so much else to concern us it is barely a footnote.”

      https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/11/naomi-klein-donald-trump-no-is-not-enough-interview

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/corporate-branding-critic-trumps-brand-is-idiocy-and-hes-very-good-at-it/

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  2. Anonymous6:43 AM

    As long as he keeps telling them that the brown people are coming to take their jobs and rape and pillage their towns, and only he can protect them, they will support him.

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    1. Anonymous4:58 PM

      Sad!! I agree 1000 %

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    2. Anonymous5:02 PM

      The majority of people that voted for him heard, the immigrants and brown people where the reason they couldnt pull themselves up by their own bootstaps

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  3. Anonymous6:52 AM

    FYI-
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/here-is-why-north-koreas-kim-jong-un-is-obsessed-with-missiles/

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    1. Anonymous9:56 AM

      penis envy?

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  4. Anonymous7:01 AM

    Saw a news segment about the small island community near Washington DC - they are losing their is land to the sea (climate change) and begging Trump to help them - (he never will) - and can't understand why trump hasn't done something - 85% of them voted for him !!!! they admitted they don't care about his other policies (so obviously don't care the damage that will cause others) - I was furious - how dare these people ask for help (and "MY" tax dollars) when all they cared about when voting for trump was themselves - I kept saving SINK FASTER you idiots. They are so typical of trump voters - selfish at the core and scared of imaginary threats - and shocked the fat rich guy in the white house cares nothing for them when they have a problem.

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    1. Anonymous7:34 AM

      Maybe $arah can bring them cookies.

      Eye Roll Troll :)

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    2. Anonymous8:14 AM

      Taken straight from x-tian Sarah Palin's playbook. Amp up the fear and hate to fever pitch so they take the bait hook, line, and sinker while paying no attention to what's going on behind the curtain.

      Forget asking for help. You're on your own.

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  5. Anonymous7:02 AM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/trump-cancels-trip-to-britain-to-avoid-large-scale-protests-report/

    "in a phone call with May, saying he does not want make the trip if in light of plans for mass protests against him"
    "I'll cum someday 'MAY'be i'll let you know sometime when. You know?"

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/11/donald-trump-state-visit-to-britain-put-on-hold?CMP=twt_gu

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    1. Anonymous7:53 AM

      Who says protests don't work?

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  6. Anonymous7:17 AM

    O. HATCHet ,AN becomes president>
    RMoney gets his seat in the Senate...
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/republicans-secretly-appealing-to-mitt-romney-to-save-them-from-trump-report/

    The moMANs are Cumming....

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    1. Anonymous7:38 AM

      https://www.vox.com/conversations/2016/12/20/13927678/donald-trump-brexit-nietzsche-democracy-europe-populism-hugo-drochon

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    2. Anonymous8:02 AM

      @7:38>"science and reason had completely undercut the metaphysical claims of monotheism, which is to say the idea of absolute moral truth. What we learned was that life was always in the process of becoming."
      "Nietzsche predicts what he calls "wars to determine the future of mankind," which will take place in the shadow of God. And his reasoning is that the death of God reopens the question of what we want humankind to be."
      "These are all mistaken insofar as they claim their vision of morality or politics is the only one possible, the only true one. What the death of God made clear, or should have made clear, is that there are no absolutes."allow for the possibility of many types of existences and not insist that there must be one answer, one truth, one morality."
      "Zarathustra realizes the people are too decadent to hear this and so he decides instead to teach them about the "Last Man." And the “Last Man” is the kind of person who doesn't want to think, who fears progress, who is risk-averse and desirous of comfort, who just wants everything to stay the same. Of course, the people erupt in joy when they hear this because this is what they really want."For Nietzsche, the celebration of a man like Trump was the inevitable result of a democratic culture built on the virtues of ignorance and $ELF-fulfillment."

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  7. Anonymous7:47 AM

    "Nietzsche’s “God is dead” thesis>"his political musings might teach us about our current political drama."

    https://www.vox.com/conversations/2016/12/20/13927678/donald-trump-brexit-nietzsche-democracy-europe-populism-hugo-drochon

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  8. Wingnuts knew this would happen and didn't care enough to do a damn thing about it. They hold the reins to gubmint which is what they wanted above loyalty to America.

    May they rot in hell for ever. Keerist I hate wingnuts.

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    1. Right behind ya Mike!

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    2. Anonymous8:35 AM

      Saw what you replied to Malia Litman concerning wingnuts. Spot on, Mike!

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    3. Thanks for the kind words.

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  9. Not buyer's remorse-it is buyer's remoras. The bloodsuckers latch on for the ride and when the end comes detach and find some other host.

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  10. Anonymous8:55 AM

    John Ashcroft:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/qatar-in-regional-crisis-hires-former-us-attorney-general/2017/06/11/4f92b5d4-4ea2-11e7-b74e-0d2785d3083d_story.html?utm_term=.be6b9cc4c740

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  11. He isn't the only one.

    Michael Moore predicted Trump's win in exactly the way he won. He predicted the states and the reason WHY.

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    1. Anonymous4:31 AM

      Cenk Uygyur too. Neither Moore nor Cenk are fans of the asshole.

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  12. Anonymous5:12 AM

    Prescient.
    But any educated person could see these consequences.

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