If for nothing else, Donald Trump deserves the gratitude of the nation for revealing the truth about those who presume to rule it. From Doug “Uncola” Lynn at theburningplatform.com:
Barely into the New Year, 2020 vision has brought many revelations into better focus, making several ongoing observations perfectly clear. Although there are those who’ve been watching the dots of The Matrix assemble into the big picture for decades now, the election of Donald Trump has increasingly exposed what was hidden in plain sight for so long.
The awakening for many Americans could be compared to that of actor Jim Carrey’s character in the 1998 film “The Truman Show”. In that narrative, the unsuspecting star of a global reality television program came to the realization his entire worldview was formed within a bubble; a literal bubble that generated bubblevision in Carrey’s character as all of those around (and above) him performed right on cue.
Truly, it feels like that now in America. The times have become surreal.
And there is a great percentage of Americans who still live within the bubble. They are everywhere: In the workplace, in schools and colleges and at restaurants and in bars. They vigorously debate each other on who would make a better president between Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, or Joe Biden. They LOVE the fact that Trump was impeached and consider Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, and the Devil’s butler (Chuck Schumer) to be American heroes.
“Whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella was discussing with a colleague how Trump could be deposed shortly after Trump was elected. From Paul Sperry at realclearinvestigations.com:
Barely two weeks after Donald Trump took office, Eric Ciaramella – the CIA analyst whose name was recently linked in a tweet by the president and mentioned by lawmakers as the anonymous “whistleblower” who touched off Trump’s impeachment – was overheard in the White House discussing with another staffer how to remove the newly elected president from office, according to former colleagues.
Sean Misko: He spoke with Ciaramella about the need to “take out,” or remove, President Trump. Later he went to work for Rep. Adam Schiff’s committee.
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Sources told RealClearInvestigations the staffer with whom Ciaramella was speaking was Sean Misko. Both were Obama administration holdovers working in the Trump White House on foreign policy and national security issues. And both expressed anger over Trump’s new “America First” foreign policy, a sea change from President Obama’s approach to international affairs.
“Just days after he was sworn in they were already talking about trying to get rid of him,” said a White House colleague who overheard their conversation.
Physics’ Heisenberg Uncertainty principle may have implications for the current state of affairs: it’s impossible to get a fix on both a light wave’s position and direction, and it’s impossible to get a fix on the state of affairs from either political vantage point. From Doug “Uncola” Lynn at theburningplatform.com:
The “Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle” is a mathematical law of the universe involving “trade-offs”. In fact, it could be summarized as the law of having your cake but not being able to eat it too. Or, as applied for the sake of this article, it means either position or momentum can be measured at any given time, but not both simultaneously; at least not accurately.
I, personally, favor the rows or columns example of the Uncertainty Principle because of its simplicity in explaining Quantum Mechanics intuitively; if that were possible. The point is when studying columns the definitions of the rowsdisappear, and when focusing on the rows the columns vanish.
And this, of course, is different than the “Observer Effect” of Quantum Theory because the Uncertainty Principle is a mathematical formula independent of any observation, per se, as opposed to Schrodinger’s Cat and the Double Slit Experiment. The former claims the act of observation itself collapses either of two realities into one (or the other), while the latter demonstrates how waves will act like particles – but only while being observed.
John Solomon has been one of the best, if not the best, reporting on Russiagate, and now it looks like he’s doing it again on the Ukraine scandal. From Solomon at johnsolomonreports.com:
There is a long way to go in the impeachment process, and there are some very important issues still to be resolved. But as the process marches on, a growing number of myths and falsehoods are being spread by partisans and their allies in the news media.
The early pattern of misinformation about Ukraine, Joe Biden and election interference mirrors closely the tactics used in late 2016 and early 2017 to build the false and now-debunked narrative that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin colluded to hijack the 2016 election.
Facts do matter. And they prove to be stubborn evidence, even in the midst of a political firestorm. So here are the facts (complete with links to the original materials) debunking some of the bigger fables in the Ukraine scandal.
On NPR radio today 12:20 east coast time, one of the female NPR presstitutes set the stage for Hillary Clinton to repeat Schiff’s lies about the Trump-Zelensky telephone conversation and to resurrect the false Russiagate charges and describe Trump as an illegitimate president. Corrupt NPR also pitched a softball that let Hillary explain away attempted investigation of her emails as Trump’s obsession to prove that he won rather than stole the presidential election.
NPR has made it as clear as it can be made that NPR is part of the ongoing attempted coup against President Trump.
In the 1970s Irving Kristol declared Republicans to be the “stupid party.”How correct he has proven to be.Russiagate and now this latest coup attempt to overthrow the elected president of the United States are acts of sedition.There is no evidence whatsoever for the charges with which the Democrats and US media, parroted all over the world by other news agencies, are libeling Trump.Indeed, we have many known felonies committed by Obama regime officials who orchestrated the Steele Dossier and Russiagate. We have overpowering evidence that the Obama FBI covered up Hillary Clinton’s felonies.We have overpowering evidence that Obama CIA director John Brennan orchestrated, or set in motion with his false allegations, Russiagate.
That the Demorcrats and their handlers have an ongoing coup against the President of the United States is undeniable.High treason is written all over it. The few educated and aware Americans who still exist can see it clearly. We are watching to see if the insouciant American people succumb to propaganda that is terminating the United States.Something will still be here, but it won’t be America.What remains will be a Tower of Babel, the disunity of which makes it easily controllable by the Deep State. Or, if insouciant white Americans ever realize that they are on the genocide list, civil war could erupt between ethnic Americans and the nonwhite immigrants flooded into the country by the Democrats hoping to use their votes to keep governmental power in Democrat hands.
An impeachment proceeding should take up all the oxygen in the room, last into early next year, and divert the public’s attention from things like the Russiagate coup, which by then will be old news and everyone will have moved on. From Patrick J. Buchanan at buchanan.org:
“This is a very sad time for our country. There is no joy in this,” said Nancy Pelosi Saturday. “We must be somber. We must be prayerful. … I’m heartbroken about it.”
Thus did the speaker profess her anguish — just four days after announcing that her Democratic House would conduct an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
But is this how it really went down? Is this how Pelosi came to authorize an impeachment inquiry before she read the transcript of the conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky?
Another explanation, based on the actual events, suggests itself.
The nation edges closer to civil war, and will probably have one if congressional Democrats’ impeachment effort is successful. James Howard Kunstler digs up a particularly pertinent morsel. From Kunstler at kunstler.com:
Someone in Impeachmentville is not paying attention. Of course, diverting the rubes is exactly the point of the latest CIA operation to negate the 2016 election. Has nobody noticed that there is treaty between Ukraine and the USA, signed at Kiev in 1998 and ratified by the US Senate in 2000. It’s an agreement on “Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.” Here, read the cover letter for yourself:
You don’t need to be a supporter of President Trump to be concerned about the efforts to remove him from office. Last week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced impeachment proceedings against the President over a phone call made to the President of Ukraine. According to the White House record of the call, the President asked his Ukrainian counterpart to look into whether there is any evidence of Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 election and then mentioned that a lot of people were talking about how former US Vice President Joe Biden stopped the prosecution of his son who was under investigation for corruption in Ukraine.
Democrats, who spent more than two years convinced that “Russiagate” would enable them to remove Trump from office only to have their hopes dashed by the Mueller Report, now believe they have their smoking gun in this phone call.
It this about politics? Yes. But there may be more to it than that.
Next up, the Democrats will try to impeach Trump because he once inadvertently kicked a dog. From Daniel Lazare at antiwar.com:
This is soooooo boring.
For nearly a week, Washington has been consumed by reports that Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to dig up dirt on Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden.
The furor began on Wednesday, Sept. 18, when the Washington Post disclosedthat Trump had said something to an unknown foreign leader that “was so alarming that a US intelligence official who had worked at the White House went to the inspector general of the intelligence community.” Two days later, the Wall Street Journal reported that the foreign leader was Zelensky and that Trump had asked him “about eight times” in the course of a single phone conversation to look into allegations that then-Vice President Biden had pushed for the removal of a public prosecutor investigating a Ukrainian company that employed his son, Hunter. A day after that, Biden complained that Trump was trying to “smear me,” while on Sunday, Adam Schiff, Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee, declared that Trump might be guilty of “the most profound violation of the presidential oath of office … during just about any presidency.”
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