Sunday Woes: Trump and America’s Destruction

If it is not painfully obvious to you that Trump has abandoned America and its values in order to bring about the destruction of our country then you have not been paying attention.

Covid – 19.  Remember comparing Covid-19 deaths to the flu or car accidents? You have been noticeably quiet about that lately.

Remember telling us that it was a New York problem and the rest of the country was safe. It was New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts who were to blame for their own inept response to the virus you said?

Remember point to how bad Europe was and how you said that they were failed Western democracies that did not how to handle the virus. You told us how much better we were with Trump in charge in America? You probably don’t want to recall any of it because you were so wrong.

Have you looked at the charts lately? Have you seen how all the countries slowly had their numbers increase, then plateau for a bit, and then decline significantly? Have you compared those to the chart of the United States. It has slowly increased, and then increased, and is still increasing. What do you attribute that to? How is it America did not handle the virus in the same way as the rest of the world which now has decreasing numbers while our numbers still rise to record levels? How do you explain that we are far ahead in cases and deaths and still see them increasing rapidly?

What do you think of Trump washing his hands of the whole mess? Is he in charge of the country or not? Should our country not have a uniform response led by the president on this issue? Did you hear his Mount Rushmore speech? Did you hear any mention of this wildfire explosion of coronavirus in  our country and how we are going to respond to it as a nation?

Then the new, what you would call or have called a hoax. There is no doubt it is far from that. The European nations who have troops stationed in Afghanistan have been alerted to Russia putting a bounty on their troops. Why do you call it a hoax? Do you think we are out to trick our fellow nations?

It’s real. Russia is putting bounties on our troops. Trump knew or should have known about it in February. The European countries knew. That’s why they were shocked that he invited Putin to come to the G – 7 meeting. That’s why they refused to attend. How do you justify Trump not taking any action against Russia for its actions? Never mind that but he has not even used his Twitter account to condemn it.

Russia aggression and the virus are no longer mentioned by Trump. What kind of leader is that? Ignoring threats does not make them go away.

How can you support the guy? You think he’s good for the economy? He isn’t. The stock market is up because the Trump’s people in the U.S. Government have spent over a trillion, yes a trillion, dollars propping up failing companies hoping to keep the market up through election day.

Did you hear Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore. It was a call for one part of the nation to fight another part? Peaceful demonstrators are labeled radical left (a term some who comment here like) because they want changes. His campaign will be one of fear. Fortunately it won’t work. The American people are catching on that the man our worst nightmare.

59 thoughts on “Sunday Woes: Trump and America’s Destruction

  1. About 10 years ago I flew down to the
    demonstrations at closing the School
    of Americas at Fort Benning Georgia.

    I went with Rob Shetterly in order to
    interview Father Ray Bourgois , Director
    of SOAW.
    See

    https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/father-roy-bourgeois

    Father Roy Bourgeois
    Peace and Human Rights Activist, Catholic Priest : b. 1938
    Just down the road here is a school, the School of the Americas. It’s a combat school. Most of the courses revolve around what they call counter insurgency warfare. Who are the insurgents? We have to ask that question. They are the poor. They are the people in Latin America who call for reform. They are the landless peasants who are hungry. They are health care workers, human rights advocates, labor organizers, they become the insurgents, they’re seen as El Enimigo, the Enemy. And they are those who become the targets of those who learn their lessons at the School of the Americas.“

    Rob had painted his portrait.

    On the way back to Maine we stopped to
    interview Murphy Davis in Atlanta.
    Rob was about to paint her portrait.

    I just got an email from Rob.

    Date: July 7, 2020 at 1:03:39 PM EDT
    Subject: Fwd: remember Murphy Davis?

    

    https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/murphy-davis

    Murphy Davis
    Advocate for the Homeless, Activist Against the Death Penalty : b. 1948
    The flagrant destruction of the earth and its precious resources and the destruction of human hope and human dignity are part of the same death-dealing spirit that says: Serve yourself. Take what’s yours and then get yourself a gun and an insurance policy to protect it. Use up whatever you want right now and let someone else worry about tomorrow.

    From:
    Date: July 7, 2020 at 1:01:37 PM EDT
    To: Robert Shetterly
    Subject: Re: remember Murphy Davis?

    We interviewed her at the program/home she ran in Atlanta.
    She was getting chemo at the time.

    Would like to reinterview her…

    On Jul 7, 2020, at 12:55 PM, Robert Shetterly <robert.shetterly wrote:

    
    I've just been in touch with her,She 's amazingly still alive ( in a hospital in Baltimore) although in dire condition & has written a new book: Surely Goodness and Mercy…
    She's going to send it to me.
    Rob

    1. wa-llahi! Msfreeh, it’s Roy Bourgeois, not, Ray. I knew Bill Bixell (Sp?)in prison. We celebrated his 50th year since ordination in Sheridan FPC. Weird, the Jesuit seminary he studied in was on a hill behind the camp. Bourgeois is OK. I talked with him a few years ago. Father Pat’s a pal, as, well. I have real radical credentials, how about you? They know me. Do they know you?

      1. Roy was deeply into improving conditions for the peasants in Guatemala. We disagreed about how to make things change. He believes that enough prayer, and, selfless sacrifice, would, and, will, turn the tide of oppression in Central America. Knowing through much experience, the upper classes of Guatemala, I thought, and, still do, that a Pol Pot style solution is what the privileged of Central America well deserve. Needless to say, that rather shocked Roy, Bill, and, Pat.

  2. I try to practice “RESTRAINT OF TONGUE AND PEN”, however there comes a time when I feel it is incumbent upon me to “SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.” and in face of the disinformation onslaught from the Leftist Mass Media, Leftist Academia, Leftist Feds, Leftist Atheistic Antagonists, Leftist War Mongering International Interventionist, I feel compelled to stand up and raise my voice against THE DYING OF THE LIGHT.

    This darkness descending upon America is most evident in the NYT and WAPO and CNN and MSNBC FALSE REPORTING of President Trump’s patriotic speeches at Mount Rushmore and on July 4th in Washington D.C. I am appalled at how low the MEDIA has sunk.

    1. That’s only your opinion. Some see it the exact opposite. Bonspur’s speeches at those places were pathetic. He is the worst public speaker ever to grace the office. No expression. No passion. No nothing. Just a walking enema bag with words being laid out like a teletype.

      This darkness descending upon America is most evident in the Washington Times and FOX and OAN FALSE REPORTING of President Bonespur’s pathetic speeches at Mount Rushmore and on July 4th in Washington D.C. I am appalled at how low the RIGHT WING MEDIA has sunk.

      That was easy.

  3. WHO DO YOU BELIEVE, MATTOFBOSTON OR A WORLD LEADING epidemiologist Dr. John Ioannidis of Stanford University
    Jun 27, 2020 https://usa.greekreporter.com/2020/06/27/up-to-300-million-people-may-be-infected-by-covid-19-stanford-guru-john-ioannidis-says/
    Greek Reporter: What about the 3.4 % death rate projected by the WHO at that time (March 2020)?
    Dr. Ioannidis: 0.05% to 1% is a reasonable range for what the data tell us now for the infection fatality rate, with a median of about 0.25%. The death rate in a given country depends a lot on the age-structure, who are the people infected, and how they are managed. For people younger than 45, the infection fatality rate is almost 0%. For 45 to 70, it is probably about 0.05-0.3%. (that is 5 in 10,000 to 3 in 1,000) For those above 70, it escalates substantially, to 1% or higher for those over 85. For frail, debilitated elderly people with multiple health problems who are infected in nursing homes, it can go up to 25% during major outbreaks in these facilities. , , , , , The number of COVID-19 deaths can be both undercounted and overcounted, and the relative ratio of over- and under-counting varies across different locations. In most European countries and the USA it is more likely to be overcounted, especially if we are talking about “deaths by COVID-19”………….. In terms of numbers of lives lost, so far the COVID-19 impact is about 1% of the 1918 influenza. In terms of quality-adjusted person-years lost, the impact of COVID-19 is about 0.1% of 1918 influenza, since the 1918 influenza killed mostly young healthy people (average age 28), while the average age of death with COVID-19 is 80 years, with several comorbidities . . . . . Even more important, perhaps, is this point you made — “One of the bottom lines is that we don’t know how long social distancing measures and lockdowns can be maintained without major consequences to the economy, society and mental health.
    Dr. Ioannidis: I feel extremely sad that my predictions were verified. “Major consequences on the economy, society and mental health” have already occurred. I hope they are reversible, and this depends to a large extent on whether we can avoid prolonging the draconian lockdowns and manage to deal with COVID-19 in a smart, precision-risk targeted approach, rather than blindly shutting down everything. Similarly, we have already started to see the consequences of “financial crisis, unrest, and civil strife.” I hope it is not followed by “war and meltdown of the social fabric.”

  4. Matt, how many articles have you posted these last three plus years telling your readers that you were absolutely positive of Russian Collusion with the Trump Campaign, and your were absolutely positive President Trump obstructed justice.

    And now you pedaled another preposterous story , , , ,Russia was paying bounties for Taliban to kill Americans in Afghanistan.

    Pardon my incredulity at your anti-Trump posts.

    2. As for Covid -19, you deny the facts I’ve displayed. I cannot help you if you deny the simple scientific, epidemiologic, statistical facts.

    3. ONCE AGAIN, TELL US ABOUT DEATHS PER MILLION IN VARIOUS STATES AND VARIOUS COUNTRIES, AND WHAT PATTERNS, IF ANY, YOU PERCEIVE.

    1. yOU HAVE OBVIOUSLY REFUSED TO READ THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH, NATIONAL LIBRAY OF MEDICINE, CDC AND OTHER SCIENTIFIC STUDIES/REPORTS I HAVE POSTED.

    2. Matt, this is an election year, and sleazy leftist reporters, and sleazy deep state anti
      Trump functionaries, including ex military, retired military, current deep staters, will do and say anything to hurt Trump. Remember all the FBI stooges and DOJ stooges, Mueller and Comey and their underlings, who abused power to get Trump?

      MALARKEY flows freely from the pro-Biden leftists, as it had from the pro-Hillary leftists.

  5. And here I always thought that Liberals were the cock-eyed optimists. “As you all know, a large predator has been caught, and the beaches are now safe.” That was Murray Hamilton, the mayor of Amity. He was also the guy that Paul Newman beat in The Hustler on the 3 cushion table. Bad judgement in both cases. Our Bonespurs is making some absolutely horrible statements lately. Like Hamilton, really bad decisions. Not a molecule of humility in the man. Does he think Harriet Tubman was a 19th century travel agent? If I could ask him only one question I think it would be; What is your favorite fish? Its really all I give a hoot about.

    Where the hell is John King MacDonald?

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    Some rhymes rhyme,
    And some don’t.

    The first time I saw Garrison Keillor I thought, wow, not a bad bit of success for someone with Down Syndrome. I stand corrected but, have you laid eyes on the guy? He really has the look.

  6. wa-llahi! msfreeh, you, and, Bill ought to date. Although from different ends of the political spectrum, you are, both, quite, like minded. When the revolution comes, it won’t be a dinner party, nor, will it be the coming of a liberal millennium. Nope, it will be like childbirth, the new will be born of blood, and, pain. If you scratch a bourgeois liberal, you’ll find a bourgeois reactionary underneath. That’s why I never trust them. When it comes down to a fight, they’re chicken. All talk, talk, talk, no do.

    1. I’m salty, today. Msfreeh, I respected Levasseur, and, what he was trying to do, but, I never forgot, for a second, that life was cheap to him. Sometimes, reality can intrude on our dreams.

  7. In 2013 I stayed overnight with Roz Payne at
    her Richmond Vermont home.
    I was headed to Lake Placid New York to
    interview comedian Dick Gregory at the
    John Brown homestead.
    She gave me a copy of her 4 DVD collection of
    photos and videos she took of the Black Panthers from
    the 60’s thru 2013.
    Roz had been a speaker at our conferences(13] on Crimes
    Committed by FBI agents. (1989-2002)

    http://www.newsreel.us/

    Also see

    https://www.vpr.org/post/craven-roz-payne-remembrance#stream/0

    Craven: Roz Payne Remembrance
    By JAY CRAVEN • JUN 5, 2019

  8. Matt Connolly and his Irregulars used to be called
    Solutionarys

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-mary-trump-book-president-trump-20200706-ttbg3kkxkvh5lnebtvuhbvacfa-story.html

    Mary Trump’s book says the president practices ‘cheating as a way of life’

    By CHRIS SOMMERFELDT

    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
    JUL 06, 2020 AT 12:01 PM

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-seven-arrested-alleged-nazi-salute-oregon-beach-20200706-fpk4y57affbfxjlsoz6nx63oka-story.html

    Seven men arrested after allegedly using Nazi salutes, racial slurs toward black family at Oregon beach, police say

    By PETER SBLENDORIO

    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
    JUL 06, 2020 AT 10:30 AM

  9. Matt’s blog prevents me from posting pdf links

    Try this

    Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research 1 (5). Focus Issue—Time & Consciousness: Two Faces of One Mystery?
    GM Nixon, WA Adams, S Bindeman, G Globus, C Nunn… – 2010 – scireprints.lu.lv
    Table of Contents Guest Editorial 1. Time and Experience: Twins of the Eternal Now,
    Gregory M. Nixon, 482-489 Research Essay 1. Why Time Flies When You’re Having Fun,
    William A. Adams, 490-500 2. Liberation and Its Constraints: A Philosophical Analysis of Key
    Issues in Psychiatry, Steven Bindeman, 501-510 3. Now, Gordon Globus, 511-515
    4.’Landscapes’ of Mentality, Consciousness and Time, Chris Nunn 516-528 5. Special
    Relativity and Perception: The Singular Time of Psychology and Physics, Stephen E …
    All 2 versions

    Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research| July 2010 | Vol. 1 | Issue 5 | pp. 482-639
    Volume 1 Issue 5
    Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research
    Focus Issue
    Time & Consciousness
    Two Faces of One Mystery?

    1. wa-llahi! Msfreeh, I was dropping acid, while, you were still in short pants. Journal of consciousness? Get real.

  10. I see Taliban Khalid not to be confused with Wilhelm of
    Cognitive Dissonance is confusing his nut sack with
    his brain pan……

    Well that is why FBI Fusion Centers Exist, eh?

    In other newsy…..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=180&v=Fy8GkG1ZlsU&feature=emb_title

    Also see

    https://nypost.com/2020/07/06/fbi-almost-blew-cover-with-lie-before-capturing-ghislaine-maxwell-report/

    Ghislaine Maxwell arrest: FBI reportedly almost blew cover by lying to neighbor
    By Yaron Steinbuch
    July 6, 2020 | 6:36am | Updated

    http://scireprints.lu.lv/137/1/JCER_V1(5).pdf

    Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research | July 2010 | Vol. 1 | Issue 5 | pp. 482-639

    1. Wa-llahi! msfreeh, you goofy bitch, you don’t know shit about cons. Shut your pie hole. Give us a break.

  11. wa-llahi! Bourgeois mother-fuckers, and, the working class traitors, who, serve them, your day is done. Can’t you hear the rumble of of the march?

  12. I know, I know ,I know

    Who else gives a rats ass about your antibodies, eh?

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/transcript-dr-deborah-birx-discusses-coronavirus-on-face-the-nation-april-19-2020/

    CBS NEWS April 19, 2020, 11:12 AM
    Transcript: Dr. Deborah Birx discusses coronavirus on “Face the Nation,” April 19, 2020

    In other newes…….

    Sent Coleen Rowley a email this weekend

    Her response ….

    Just muddling through like everyone else in what seems to be end of American Empire times. I just hope we can avoid nuclear armeggedon as I don’t have much hope things are going to magically improve.

    Coleen R.

    Rob Shetterly painted her portrait

    https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/coleen-rowley

    Coleen Rowley
    FBI agent, Whistleblower : b. 1954
    What if you lived in a country where, after the Administration negligently failed to prevent a major terrorist attack, they deliberately exploited everyone’s fears and utilized shock doctrine to do INSANELY stupid and dangerous things: things like launching costly pre-emptive wars, subverting law, and destroying the checks and balances of the Constitution and common standards of decency by re-instituting torture? Well, We DO live in that country.

    Monday, July 6

    The George Floyd protests generated more media coverage than any protest in 50 years
    Michael T. Heaney, Washington Post

    Tear Gas and Clubs in Lafayette Square Were Just the Beginning
    Dave Lindorff, The Nation

    National Review Is Trying To Rewrite Its Own Racist History
    Ryan Grim, The Intercept

    Congress had a chance for bipartisan police reform. Both parties failed.
    Doyle McManus, The Day

    Civil Rights Groups Sue NC City Over Law That ‘Effectively Bans Any Protest’
    Julia Conley, Common Dreams

  13. First of all, we live in a binary world. Negative charged electron, positive charged neutron, xx chromosome female, xy chromosome male; extra chromosomes, disease states like Klinefelter’s.

    However, you do not have to label folks Enemies or Alllies. Russia should be an ally, they are central to Western Civilization, they embrace Judaeo-Christian values, the Orthodox Wing of the Christian Faith, they’ve produced some of the greatest works of literature, music, medicine, science, engineering that have benefitted all of wester civilization.

    Think only of the Nutcracker Suite, and Tchaikovsky’s other great gift to Boston and the World, the 1812 Overture; the latter lights up our July 4th Independence Day celebrations; the former ballet and music lights up every Christmas.

    2. Treason is giving aid and comfort to the enemy at a time of war. Giving aid to Russia, China, Korea, Vietnam, Venezuela, Cuba, et alia, today is NOT TREASON for we are not at war with them.

    3. The world, physics, sex, is binary, but our thinking does not have to be simplistically binary. We can float many balls in the air at once. We can sing consecutively songs from every land and every time. Nitsche said ONLY THE OXEN IS CONSISTENT…..As human beings we can hold two opposing views at the same time, we can speak and write in streams of consciousness, we can write figuratively, literarily, loosely or we can be precise and pinpoint or even narrow minded in our thinking.

    4. I favor Teddy Roosevelt’s view Speak Softly but Carry a Big Stick. Make ALLIES of all nations, to the extent feasible. REMAIN THE STRONGEST MILITARY POWER IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE AMERICA IS THE TRUE DEFENDER OF PEACE, JUSTICE, AND FREEDOM . . . .AMERICA AND THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE . . .DEMOCRACY…..FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE SPEECH, FREE ASSOCIATION, FREEDOM OF RELIGION, FREEDOM TO PEACEABLY ASSEMBLE, FREEDOM TO ARM AND DEFEND ONESELF, ONE’S FAMILY, ONE’S PROPERTY, FAIR PROCESS, EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, NOT the socialists’ petty view of equal outcomes . . .COMPETITION . . .FAIRNESS . . . JUSTICE FOR ALL . . .READ THOMAS SOWELL, BILL BUCKLEY, THE CONSERVATIVES . . . REJECT SOCIALISM , BIG GOVERNMENT’S OPPRESSIVE DEHUMANIZING MARXIST-FASCIST-LEFTIST ENFORCED FALSE UTOPIAS

    UP THE REPUBLIC OF THESE FREE UNITED STATES

    MAKE RUSSIA, A WESTERN CIVILIZATION COUNTRY, OUR FRIEND AND ALLY

    1. William:

      When one state – in this case Russia – hires mercenaries – in this case the Taliban – to murder American soldiers – the that state – Russia – is an enemy. It’s very simple.

      I would ask that you not shout – capitalization is the equivalent of shouting – no one else feels the need to do it. You do write from a white man’s point of view – you don’t recognize that black Americans have not had fair process, equal treatment under the law, or equal opportunity.

      We cannot make Russia into anything that it isn’t. It is our enemy – it pays to have American soldiers murdered. And the response of Trump to that fact is to ignore it.

      1. MAKE RUSSIA AN ALLY . . . .STOP WITH THE NO NOTHING NEOCON WAR MONGERING

        Tell e.e. cummings not to capitalize.

        You ask that I stop capitalizing. My answer NO . . . .HELL NO!

        Do not tell me how to write or what to write or how to express my ideas

        1. Using all caps is a sign of weakness in a writer. Its the same as using profanity. If you can’t express your thought thoroughly using the language that The Founding Fathers used you are probably a commie or a nihilist.

        2. By the way, Bill. I don’t know if your have ever picked up a history book, but Russia wants us dead as does China. Electing Bonespurs was the greatest gift anyone has ever given Putin by a million miles. Until they get new leadership and goals Putin has to be kept at a distance. Wake up, Bill. You’re too smart to act like this. THEY ARE OUR ENEMIES. WE JUST DONT FIGHT WARS LIKE THE OLD DAYS. ITS THE NEW WAY. CONTROL!!!!!!!!!! OPEN YOU EYES!

  14. wa-llahi! Trump’s the best thing that ever happened for the American left. His words, and, actions, have awakened interest in the possibilities of socialism. The young folks are “woke.” The proletariat is aroused, a red star’s rising. If the fascist Republicans block further aid to the masses during the current economic crisis, the people will take to the streets, and, vote with their feet. They’ll march to the barricades and fight for a classless society. Down with the bourgeoisie. Death to capitalism.
    All praise to Antifa. All power to the dialectic.

  15. Want to be inspired? Read these two transcripts. Decide for yourself if they are as CNN and NYT said, “dark and divisive” or as I saw them on T.V. “realistic, inspirational, unifying for American patriots.”

    President Trump’s July 3 remarks, Mount Rushmore, South Dakota:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-south-dakotas-2020-mount-rushmore-fireworks-celebration-keystone-south-dakota/

    President Trump’s July 4 remarks, Washington D.C. (brilliant encapsulation of American greatness, American achievements, Americans sacrifice for freedom and justice.):

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-salute-america/

  16. Cape Cod astir with breaking news……

    https://www.ticklethewire.com/2020/07/06/book-examines-fbis-pursuit-of-whitey-bulger-and-his-arrest-trial-and-death/

    Book Examines FBI’s Pursuit of ‘Whitey’ Bulger And His Arrest, Trial And Death

    “Hunting Whitey: The Inside Story of the Capture and Killing of America’s Most Wanted Crime Boss”

    By Steve Neavling
    
ticklethewire.com

    A new book chronicles the FBI’s 16-year pursuit of James “Whitey” Bulger and his arrest, two-month trial and death in prison in 2018.

    Cape Cod Journalists Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge painstakingly examine one of the most notorious crime bosses in American history in “Hunting Whitey: The Inside Story of the Capture and Killing of America’s Most Wanted Crime Boss.”

    In other newssss…..

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/santae-tribble-whose-wrongful-conviction-revealed-fbi-forensic-hair-match-flaws-dies-at-59/2020/07/04/eb953b40-bbbf-11ea-bdaf-a129f921026f_story.html

    Santae Tribble, whose wrongful conviction revealed FBI forensic hair match flaws, dies at 59

    Tribble, 59, died June 24 in Washington after a lengthy illness attributed to his incarceration, said his son, Santae Tribble Jr.
    Tribble was exonerated in 2012 after serving 28 years in prison for the killing of a D.C. taxi driver, who died when Tribble was 17.

  17. Signs of our Times.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/493727-us-civil-war-2021/

    Leader of ultra-right militia The Three Percenters General BloodAgent predicts end of America by 2021 and warns of new civil war

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-oregon-police-officer-white-power-sign-protest-20200705-yg2u6qgojvcjfnrnuzstkb7rn4-story.html

    Oregon state police investigating video of officer allegedly flashing white power sign at protest

    By DAVID MATTHEWS

    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
    JUL 05, 2020 AT 6:02 PM

  18. Rob Shetterly just published a new essay
    On Common Dreams

    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/07/05/white-men-suits-original-sin-and-rumplestiltskin

    Published on
    Sunday, July 05, 2020
    by Common Dreams
    White Men in Suits, Original Sin, and Rumplestiltskin
    byRobert Shetterly

    Here is Robert Shetterly’s portrait of Serpico the Cop

    https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/frank-serpico

    Frank Serpico
    Retired Police Detective, Author, Lecturer : b. 1936
    A policeman’s first obligation is to be responsible to the needs of the community he serves…The problem is that the atmosphere does not yet exist in which an honest police officer can act without fear of ridicule or reprisal from fellow officers. We create an atmosphere in which the honest officer fears the dishonest officer, and not the other way around.
    1971: Became the first New York City policeman in history to testify about widespread corruption in the department.
    1972: Received the NYPD’s higest award, The Medal of Honor.
    After being shot and testifying about corruption in the NYPD, Serpico lived in Europe for nearly a decade.
    Al Pacino played Serpico in the 1973 movie about his life.

  19. Matt, your ignorance is towering; you are blind to facts. FACTS matter. Your distortion of both facts and what your critics have said is deliberate and pathetic. I know you are not stupid.

    (1) Let’s not start WWIII because someone said some Russian paid some Afghans to kill Americans. Firstly, sounds like Gulf of Tonkin and Weapons of Mass Destruction. Secondly, Afghans have been killing foreigners for centuries, they need no inducements to do so. Thirdly, we gave arms to AfghanIs when Russians were occupying Afghanistan. Fourthly, we gave arms to Kurds who killed Russians advising the Syrian government. Fifthly, the story sounds idiotic. Why pay Afghans to do what they’re doing for nothing?

    (2) For MONTHS WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO EDUCATE YOU ON COVID-19. FACTS: THREE EPICENTERS: Covid-19: Epicenter, Wuhan, China. A second epicenter, Lombardy, Northern Italy; a third epicenter New York City. Your critics have posted this relationship since MARCH-EARLY APRIL. IT IS OBVIOUS. IT HITS ANY REASONABLY INTELLIGENT OBSERVER IN THE FACE.
    From the Lombardy Epicenter, we see the countries with the highest deaths per million are San Mariino (1238 deaths per million), Belgium (824), Andorra (673), UK (651), Spain (607), Italy (577), Sweden 537, France 458, USA 400 Netherlands 357, Ireland 353. . .notice all except USA are contiguous with Italy or proximate to it. Sweden, Northern Europe Baltic State, is distant, but different, as it elected to go the heard immunity route.
    USA (the third epicenter is New York City) Total Deaths from Covid 2 in FIVE CONTIGUOUS STATES (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts) = @66,000 deaths, or 50% of the total deaths in the USA.
    Population of those 5 states is about 50 million, so 66,000 deaths divided by 50 =1,320 deaths per million; 66,000 divided by 270 million (320-50=270) =244 deaths per million for the other 45 states with population of about 270million.
    If we subtract the high rates attributable to New York City, the USA average would be about the same as Mexico (235) and Canada (230).
    If you want to engage in the blame game, blame Di Blasio and Cuomo.

    3. Learn the difference between antibody tests and viral tests: NEW CASES can mean either. CDC lists a new case if someone tests positive for antibodies, who may have contracted the virus in March, and had zero or mild symptoms. Increased “cases” do not mean an increased death rate, in fact the death rates are lowering as more cases are identified; most are mild or asymptomatic.

    4. Who no longer compares Covid-19 with drugs, alcohol, flu deaths? Let us look at the data together. Drug Overdose Deaths in the US average about 70,000 the last few years; flu deaths two years ago were closer to 100,000, although on average they are about 35,000. Annual alcohol related deaths? Well let the NIH’s National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse tell us: An estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women5) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and physical inactivity.
    So, DRUG, ALCOHOL AND FLU DEATHS ANNUALLY RUN ABOUT 200,000 DEATHS. WANT TO STILL COMPARE? Plus when you’re done with Covid-II, there’s little residual affects, alcohol and drugs cause devastating long term effects to individuals, families and society at large.
    Now, add in deaths due to joblessness and social isolation from the LOCKDOWN. MULTIFACTORIAL ANALYSES ARE CALLED FOR, not your biased political rhetoric.

    4. You know the spread of Covid-19 from droplets, aerosols and fomites? Right? You’ve read the latest studies on MASKS, what fabrics work best, the need to continually maintain social distancing, the fact that MASKS do not protect the wearer very well, but do prevent the wearer from infecting others, imperfectly . . .social distancing even with masks is still warranted . . .you know all these things because you’ve familiarized yourself with the epidemiologic and biostatistical data . . .

    1. See, for examples:
      1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7293495/As scientists underpin more conclusive evidence on the modes of transmission via droplets and aerosols, facemasks and respirators worn by billions of people around the globe (both infected persons and susceptible hosts) become a common sight in day-to-day activities. In the events of the droplet and aerosol transmission, the efficacy of such personal protective equipment in combating the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 has been poorly understood.

      2. NCBI, NLM, N.I.H. online 2020 June 13, “Transmission of COVID-19 virus by droplets and aerosols: A critical review on the unresolved dichotomy.” Mahesh Jayaweera et al 7. CONCLUSION: Researchers have speculated that both droplets and aerosols generated from non-violent and violent expirations of SARS-CoV-2-infected people may be responsible for the airborne transmission of COVID-19 disease. However, more research work should be conducted to understand the behavior of virus-laden droplets and aerosols in different environmental settings . . . . combatting the disease would be a daunting task unless proper administrative, clinical, and physical measures are taken within the healthcare settings. Inter-disciplinary research on the behavior of the SARS-CoV-2 virus needs to be conducted to prevent COVID-19 disease from spreading worldwide.

      1. Note Bene: Washington State listed three people who were shot to death as being Covid-19 deaths. Only in retrospect will we splice out who died FROM Covid-19 as opposed to those who died of other causes but WITH Covid-19 virus or Covid-19 antibodies in their bodies.

        1. Bill. What the F? You’re too smart to think like this. How does reality evade you? Just relax and let the truth flow in. It will feel like a rush of gold flowing through your veins. Be like Sam Stone.

          “…..with a Purple Heart and a monkey on his back.”

          1. Abe, I speak the truth as I know it. No man SHOULD do anything else. To thine own self be true, and it follows as the night the day, that thou thence cannot be false to any man.
            Something like that.

            I enjoy the sheer joy of living and sheer joy of calling it like i see it and the sheer joy of THINKING DIFFERENTLY . . . . . .I DISAGREE WITH LEFTIST CANT, WITH LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTIC AMORAL ANTI-FAMILY, PRO-ABORTION, PRO BIG GOVERNMENT, PRO WAR MONGERING, PRO WORLD POLICEMAN VIEWS . . . . .

            ABE, WHO ELSE SHOULD I “THINK LIKE”? IT IS AS IF YOU SAID TO VINCENT VAN GOGH, “VINNIE, YOU’RE TOO SMART TO PAINT LIKE THIS.”

            WE CAN ONLY FOLLOW OUR OWN CONSCIENCES. WE CAN ONLY BE TRUE TO OURSELVES, OTHERWISE WE ARE DOORMATS.

            Jackson Pollack was too smart to paint like he did?.

            KAFKA should have been quieter?

            Orwell should not have written such far fetched views?

            WE ALL SHOULD CONFORM, MOO!

            FOLLOW THE LEFTIST HERD!

            MOO, or better yet, SILENCE!

            Don’t you hate it when someone doesn’t follow the party line? The liberal Democratic Party’s socialistic, anti-life, anti-judaeo-christian, anti western civilization line, anti traditional values, anti-nuclear family line? Don’t you hate it when white men do not admit white guilt, and instead boast about their own contributions and the contributions of their white forefathers and white foremothers. Don’t you hate it when people are proud about their European origins and talk about what white men and white women did to make America great and to make the World better?

            I reject the Leftist Democrats and Leftist Media’s Socialistic World View. I embrace Judaeo-Christian values. I embrace and am proud of the progress of Western Civilization and the progress of my country, America, in advancing freedom, justice, equal opportunity, fairness, health and truth. I embrace our wonderful history, striving to do better, striving to preserve our national parks, natural resources, clean air, clean water, and a reverence for the heroes who sacrificed to make America the greatest nation in history. America is made greater by acknowledging and striving to rectify its faults and flaws, and rejecting the leftists’ misguided prophets of negativity, doom and gloom, like the misguided Colin Kaepernick and the empty drum Joe Biden and other misguided moral ciphers.

            it is the leftists democrats like joe biden who are trying to divide americans along racial grounds. Biden and AOC and their ilk are race baiters. I, in contrast, am proud of the contributions of Americans of every race, religion and ethnic group.

            PLEASE READ THOMAS SOWELL’S GREAT 1984 PUBLICATION “ETHNIC AMERICA” AND AFTER YOU AND MATT DO, THEN WE CAN TALK.

            OR WALLOW IN YOUR PHONY “WHITE GUILT”.

            I FEEL NOTHING BUT PRIDE IN BEING AN IRISH-AMERICAN, AND I AM ESPECIALLY PROUD OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS, HARD WORK AND SACRIFICES OF MY PARENTS, RELATIVES, AND FOREBEARS.

            YOU WANT TO WHIP YOURSELF, LASH YOURSELF, PROSTRATE YOURSELF BECAUSE OF SOMEONE ELSE’S MISDEEDS? GO RIGHT AHEAD! COUNT ME OUT OF YOUR LEFTIST, SOCIALISTIC, GROUP THINK, SELF FLAGELLATING DELUSIONS.

          2. “Jackson Pollack was too smart to paint like he did?.
            KAFKA should have been quieter?
            Orwell should not have written such far fetched views?”

            Bill. These examples you give all have one thing in common.

            THEY CAME FROM THOSE MEN’S IMAGINATION!!!!!! WE ARE TALKING ABOUT REAL LIFE. NOW BONESPURS IS CALLING OUT A BLACK MAN THAT WAS TOLD BY NASCAR THAT A NOOSE WAS HANGING IN HIS NASCAR GARAGE PIT. HE IS DEMANDING THAT MISTER WALLACE APOLOGIZE FOR SPREADING A HOAX. WALLACE HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SPREADING OF THAT NEWS. HE STILL HAS NEVER LAID EYES ON THAT NOOSE. IS THAT THE JOB OF A PRESIDENT? TO CALL A MAN TO THE FLOOR TO APOLOGIZE FOR SOMETHING HE HAD NO PART IN. ALL WALLACE DID WAS REACT TO SOMETHING THAT HE WAS TOLD WAS A RACIST THREAT TO HIS EXISTENCE. SO IN THIS VOLITILE POLITICAL AND RACIAL AGE WHERE THE WORLD IS REACTING TO THESE INCIDENTS OF RACIAL ABUSE AND TERROR SHOULD THE LEADER OF OUR COUNTRY THROW GASOLINE ON THE FIRE AND MAKE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST A BLACK MAN FOR SOMETHING HE DID NOT HAVE ANY PART IN? IS THAT THE JOB OF THIS GREAT LEADER THAT YOU PUT ON A PEDASTIL? DO YOU THINK HE MIGHT STEP INTO THE REAL WORLD OF THE MOMENT AND EMBRACE THE CAUSE, OR SHOULD HE SAY SOMETHING THAT WILL POSITIVELY PROMOTE THE DIVISION OF OUR CITIZENS? AND HOW THE FUCK DO I SHUT THIS CAPS LOCK OFF?????

          3. “PLEASE READ THOMAS SOWELL’S GREAT 1984 PUBLICATION “ETHNIC AMERICA” AND AFTER YOU AND MATT DO, THEN WE CAN TALK.”

            I have read it. It is a wonderful book, perfect for leveling my refrigerator.

    2. While those past deeds were being conducted, we were not cultivating Russia as an ally. Russia was and is an adversary. To offer aid and comfort to an adversary is treason. If you are supporting this activity-killing American soldiers and those of our true allies, where is your rationale? First he says he didn’t know. Fine. But now you seem to be saying he knows but it is ok. Which is it?

    3. William:

      Ignorance is as ignorance writes.

      1. You have been against masks from the git go. That’s ignorant.
      2. It wasn’t “someone” who said Russia pays the Taliban to murder Americans it was the American military and American intelligence. Ignorance is not knowing who said it and it is compounded by disbelieving them.
      3. Ignorance is not knowing the epicenters are now in various parts of the United States because people did not wear masks or socially distance because Trump like you apparently don’t believe in those safety measures. Ignorance is pretending the other countries that have brought the virus under control have not done it and that it is under control in the United States. Ignorance is not knowing that California, Florida and Arizona have more positive cases than New Jersey.
      4. Ignorance is taking the statistics on auto deaths and flu deaths and adding in other types of deaths that add up to a larger number to try to downplay the significance of Covid-19 deaths.
      5. Ignorance is pretending the United States hasn’t handled the Covid-19 epidemic worse than almost any nation in the world.

      1. MTC: Read my past posts. Both I and the CDC said up until March that masks were not necessary, and in fact, it is still true that if you wear the wrong mask or if you wear a mask improperly, you are neither protecting yourself nor any one else.
        I have also stated the SCIENCE. I know the SCIENCE, you do not. YOU’VE DEMONSTRATED ZERO GRASP OF THE PROS AND CONS OF MASKS.

        You, MTC, are IGNORANT of the SCIENCE.t.

        As soon as the Surgeon General recommended masks be worn at stores, I supported that. you fail to comprehend that even wearing masks and even wearing masks correctly, you are still not protected if you do not maintain six feet social distancing.

        SO, YOU DELIBERATELY MISTATE MY POSITION AGAIN. I BELIEVE it is a defect in your character, that in order to win an argument, you deliberately distort a critic’s argument. Why you do this? Study psychology.

        TRY TO SPEND 50 YEARS STUDYING BIOLOGY, MEDICINE, PUBLIC HEALTH, TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL/PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, AND THEN WE’LL TALK ABOUT SCIENCE, FACTS,

        2. YOU ACCEPT WHAT THE NYT SAYS, AS FACTUAL. TOO BAD. YOU HAVE LEARNED NOTHING FROM THE THREE PLUS YEARS OF RUSSIAN COLLUSION AND THE DENIAL OF THE 1930s UKRAINIAN FAMINE BY THE NEW YORK TIMES. TOO BAD.

        3. IT IS TOO BAD THAT YOU CANNOT TELL ALL THE FACTS, WHICH AS NC AND OTHERS HAVE POSTED, IS THAT MANY, MANY IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITIES GIVE LITTLE OR NO CREDENCE TO THE REPORTS OF BOUNTIES BEING PUT ON AMERICAN TROOPS.

        4. TOO BAD YOU REFUSE TO OPEN YOUR EYES . . . .BUT FOR NEARLY FOUR YEARS NOW, ANY DIRT THE LEFTIST MEDIA THROWS AT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, YOU ACCEPT UNCRITICALLY. TOO BAD.

  20. “Covid – 19. Remember comparing Covid-19 deaths to the flu or car accidents? You have been noticeably quiet about that lately.”

    500 million infected (one third of world population) with 50 million deaths would be comparable.

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html

    Those are the numbers estimated after the 1918 Spanish flu H1N1 pandemic. We are nowhere near that stage. As of yesterday, the CDC estimated that there are 2,789,678 infected with Covid-19 with 129,305 deaths in the United States, out of a population of 331 million. So, less than 0.84% infected of the population with 4.6% of those infected dead. In a few years, would 100 million Covid-19 infections in the United States with 10 million deaths be expected?

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/us-cases-deaths.html

    https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/#:~:text=the%20United%20States%202020%20population,year%20according%20to%20UN%20data.

  21. Happy 4th of July. We are all blessed to live in the best country on earth Do peaceful demonstrators include looters, arsonists, vandals an those who assault the Police? In Massachusetts there were 8000 covid deaths. In Texas with five times the population there are 2600. Who did a better job? In Afghanistan under Obama there were 1800 American deaths, Under Trump there are less than 100. Who did a better job? 2. The Intel guys have said that the Russian bounty story has a low probability of truth. So much for that hoax. Trump had the economy and stock market at record highs. 3.5% unemployment. The best number in fifty years. 3. Trump should rally the forces of good against Antifa, the vandals and those trying to destroy our culture, history and country. Most Americans don’t want anarchy. socialism or communism. God bless America.

    1. Obama inherited the biggest economic bag of shit since the ’30s. Since 2010 the growth factors have been on straight 45 degree surge upward. This is what Trump inherited. You pride yourself on facts except when they do not agree with your bias.

    2. wa-llahi! What about fascism? Glorious Leader is a fascist. So are most of the butt-kissing crowd that surrounds him. Fascism isn’t only a political ideology, it is, also, an economic system. Fascism, as an economic system, harkens back to feudal times. Under fascism, the leader, in this case Trump, doles out all the government contracts to his cronies, the modern nobles. The only way to advance economically, is through the autocrat’s court, all other avenues are blocked. NC, has your political consciousness expanded to encompass the idea of fascism? I think , maybe, so. You didn’t list it in your proscribed list of “isms.” Are you now an open adherent of fascism?

    3. NC:

      If you are a black person you may not think the country is as swell as you pretend. That’s the problem is you look at things from a white perspective, remember that.

      Most of the demonstrators have been peaceful. Few have caused problems. You don’t label peaceful demonstrators by the minute number that don’t follow the great majority. If you did you would not say America is so swell because you would have to look at it from the advantage of the black American.

      The Texas deaths are rising, Massachusetts are falling. You know people who don’t die – Texas has 90,000 more cases than Massachusetts – the people who recover are often badly affected with other medical problems. Who did better – Massachusetts by limiting the spread of the cases and not having a rising record breaking number this far into the problem.

      Who did better in Afghanistan? You are not serious? The last three years under President Obama in Afghanistan there were 54, 22, and 14 deaths – he had brought the number dqwn; Trump inherited a very small number of deaths yet Trump in his first three years had 17, 15, 22. In two of those years more than President Obama. I’d give President Obama the best in that matter.

      The intel guy have said the proof is solid about Russia providing the money for the killings. Fox News says it is of low probability. You should be shocked at Trump’s silence over the issue. Yep, that’s a hoax like the massive increase in Covid-19 cases.

      Trump inherited President Obama’s economy which was destined to have the figures you mentioned. His failure on the Covid-19 situation has destroyed that. What’s the unemployment now 20%? It could have been avoided like in Europe.

      Antifa has played little role in the recent peaceful protests despite Trump’s and Barr’s propaganda. The forces Trump is deploying is hate. Have you seen the people who support Trump. Are they forces for the good? All the right wing nuts are his supporters. The people with the least education carrying large weapons. Most Americans don’t want Trump, fortunately.

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