What Will It Take?

I've lost several fb friends and many followers here because of my relentless fixation on Trump's autocratic aspirations and the similarities between his rise to power with Hitler's. I ain't gonna lie to you -- I've often in the past second-guessed myself and wondered if I, in fact, wasn't just being too alarmist and snowflake-like …

“Post-apocalyptic fiction has been moved to our current affairs section”

I wish I were smart enough to be able to claim this post's eye/brain-catching headline as my own. But, alas, I cannot because I got it from this read-worthy #longread of an article written by John Feffer, a journalist and author who, with his read-worthy article, attempts to (in subtle sublimity) -- and in my …

A Tale of Two Realities…

Trump and His Alt-Right Supporters' Alt-Reality: A FINE-TUNED MACHINE   Actual Reality: CHAOS TIME: Inside Donald Trump's White House Chaos #chaosisthenewnorm #mindthemindcontrol  

I’ve been a #Trump alarmist from the start, but what do I know…

Admittedly, I know not much about many things; but still, even with my unsophisticated eye I have been able to see the authoritarian writing on the proverbial [Mexican] wall long before Trump's construction on it [deconstruction of it] will begin [had begun]. But who cares what a no name know nothing like me whines on …

On today’s Freak Show, or as some call it, President-elect Trump’s Press Conference

On what I heard: That Trump will not divest himself from his business That Trump has at least considered running both his business and the United States simultaneously That Trump believes the Intelligence Community is corrupt and is engaging in Nazi-like tactics in order to discredit him and his presidency That Trump believes the Intelligence …

The Political Semantics of Designating Evil Properly

So, I was cleaning out my dashboard's cluttered "Draft" folder when I happened upon this article that, apparently, I, with my lingering chemo-clouded brain, forgot to post after penning it so long ago. Because I'm lazy and don't feel like writing something fresh, I'm posting it now. To be honest (my Spidey senses always tingles …

Understanding This Thing Called #Trump

I've decided I'm not going to try and fight it any longer and I am just going to go ahead and, for the immediate future, dedicate my site wholly to the subject of autocracy in general and the threat of Trump transforming the United States into one in specific. Effective immediately, my website's title is changed from "Relating to Humans" to...

Useful Idiot(s)

There is no doubt in my mind that Russia, at Putin's dictate, interfered in our election. There is no doubt in my mind he did it to undermine the confidence in our electoral process which would undermine our ability as a nation to hold other nations, specifically Russia, accountable for their less that democratic practices.

Putin’s Puppets

If you have to wonder if it's you I'm calling an apologist for defending Putin and his attacks on our sovereignty to better enable Trump to continue to deny any claim that his Russian puppet master hacked the election, then the answer is yes.

Silence is Consent

Because I proudly worked in the Intelligence Community for nearly thirty years before catching a nasty cold called leukemia, out of a sense of duty and obligation I rarely discuss publicly matters that involve it. However, because of my complete and utter disdain for Trump's ascendency to the presidency...

Conflicted

Well, I guess one way to get us to forget about the massive conflict of interest Trump will have as president due to his entanglement within his bizarre web of businesses is to distract us with the massive conflict of interest his Secretary of State would have if he were to name Rex Tillerson to …

Recount Me Out

For some reason third-party candidate (I know, right?) Jill Stein is raising significant money to challenge the election results in Wisconsin; and if she raises even more she will challenge the results in Pennsylvania and Michigan, as well. I wonder why. No doubt there was voter fraud. Of course there was. Just as in the …

Here, with this video, is my first attempt at a concession to a new reality…

If you're a #trump supporter and the guy in the video below articulates your rationale for voting for him, then you and I might be reconcilable (yes I understand you couldn't give a rat's hoot about reconciling with me or any other #nontrump supporter but, for the sake of moving on and, oh by the …

The Grotesque

Since at least the 18th century...grotesque has come to be used as a general adjective for the strange, fantastic, ugly, incongruous, unpleasant, or disgusting, and thus is often used to describe weird shapes and distorted forms such as Halloween masks. In art, performance, and literature, however, grotesque may also refer to something that simultaneously invokes …

USEFUL IDIOTS 2.0

Using spy jargon, the former CIA Director and career CIA employee calls Trump in a New York Times opinion piece an "unwitting agent" of Russia because he is being so easily manipulated by Putin. I question if, in fact, ‪‎Trump‬'s agency for Russia is an unwitting one. Regardless, and even though the CIA Director doesn't …

LIARS

  #betyouthoughtthiswasapoliticalvideo #nopejustsomegoofywhiteguyswithsynthesizers #butiwillmakeitapoliticalpostofcourse #dumptrump #halthillary #canwehaveamulliganplease    

Perfection

In response to long-time political columnist and pundit George Will leaving the Republican Party over Donald Trump as its nominee for president, Trump tweeted: George Will, one of the most overrated political pundits (who lost his way long ago), has left the Republican Party.He's made many bad calls— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2016 …