Several people have registered confusion regarding my last post and at least two have explicitly asked if I'm a fan of Trump.
People are confused since most readers understand that I've long been a progressive, a Democrat, a liberal, etc.
I voted for Jill Stein hoping Clinton would win despite everything I believe about her.
But we live in strange times.
No I don't support Trump.
As I wrote, we have probably not ever seen anyone so unprepared and so unqualified to be president as Donald Trump.
Nor do I think Trump actually won -- and certainly not fair and square.
As the unadjusted exit polls suggest, Clinton won the electoral college as well as the popular vote.
I believe that critical vote totals were reversed by computer fraud -- never mind, in addition the massive voter suppression, etc.
I think the same organized computer manipulation of the vote totals is what changed in the outcome in 2000 and 2004.
In a previous post I mentioned that Karl Rove was caught out on national TV revealing that he intended the same thing in 2012. (Not to mention the dozens of such instances changing the outcomes in state-wide elections going back at least to the late 90s.)
At the same time there is room for nuance.
Trump's "victory" has already had some major benefits; namely burying the political career of the most criminal and most corrupt candidate of just about anyone who has ever been U.S. president.
Trump has also, for the moment at least, taken the TPP, the corporate giveaway pushed by Obama, off the table.
And also, before he takes office, he has called out the CIA for the liars and manipulators that they are and have been since WWII.
My intention was to post a message before Trump takes office when there is still hope that he will actually make a dent in the fake news and powerful propaganda --- especially the anti-Putin propaganda -- emanating from the White House, from the Democratic Party, the CIA and the mainstream media.
A tiny example of how I view the Orwellian world in which we are living --- vide the JFK assassination and 9/11 -- is the New York Times Quotation of the Day" for 1.12.17, quoting Donald Trump.
"If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability, because we have a horrible relationship with Russia."
I can only guess that the Times highlighted that quote hoping to further smear Trump's reputation by associating him with U.S. enemy number one!
But Trump is right!. Our relationship with Russia is horrible, exactly as President Obama and the CIA intended..
As I indicated, at the end of my post, I don’t think the chances are good that Trump will actually change policy.
If nothing else, the forces against him are too strong and Mike Pence is waiting in the wings to take over.
But days before he takes office, we can still hope.