I hate saying “I told you so.” No, actually . . .

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It takes only two things to keep people in chains: The ignorance of the oppressed and the treachery of their leaders..

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Let’s be honest here. No one ever has hated saying “I told you so.” Those probably are the four most delicious words in the English language.

But this one time, while I love being proved right, I truly hate being proved right, for America has placed its highest office into the hands of a dangerous, unAmerican, racist, cowardly, lying fool, who is doing his darnedest to turn America into a totalitarian state.

Here are a few of the many posts we have published, predicting our new dictator:

Hitler in America. Why a bigot can win the Presidency, Saturday, Jul 4 2015
Any moral person of normal intelligence will see Trump for what he is, a big-mouthed, egomaniacal extremist, as much a danger to America as Hitler was to Germany — and using the same tactics.

Of whom does Donald Trump remind you? Saturday, Jul 11 2015
Trump is our modern-day Hitler, and you will see that haters will be his core constituency, just as the haters were Hitler’s. Most dictators have gained power via hatred of some group. It happened in Hitler’s Germany. It happened in Stalin’s Russia (Jews and Bolsheviks). It happened in Mao’s China (the rich, the educated, the clergy). Always, there was some group at which hatred was directed — some group falsely blamed. And the result always has been disaster, for that is where hatred always leads. As Trump’s popularity rises, it is happening here. He is forcing us onto a well-traveled path.

Hitler redux Monday, Dec 7 2015
By appealing to the most stupid and hate-obsessed among us, he has shamed America. Perhaps that is his way to “Make American Great Again,” by being as unAmerican as possible.

Down the dark road. How a nation loses its liberty.Thursday, Aug 18 2016
As George Santayana reputedly said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Trump backers cannot remember the past, or if they remember, they naively believe, “It cannot happen here,” and “This time is different.” Ignorance has its penalties. If Trump is elected, his followers and their families will pay with their lives, for yes, it can happen here, and no, this time is not different. Freedom is fragile. It is difficult to gain and easily lost. Trump is the reincarnation of every merciless dictator who ever trod the earth. He is not new. He is not unique. We have seen him many times before, bearing many flags and wearing many faces. Fools follow dictators down the dark road to their doom. First, they lose their compassion. Then they lose their morality. Then they lose their freedoms and their lives. It all begins with one small step.

Astounding similarities: Of whom does this remind you? It’s happening now. Friday, Sep 30 2016
Hitler changed Germany to a land of hatred, where people were despised for their religion or political leanings, and children even extended the hatred to their parents. Under Trump, America too is being changed into a land of hatred. The Emails and comments I receive now are far more vicious and insane than any in the past.

Why do you believe what you believe? “It’s not my fault.” Sunday, Oct 23 2016
Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Castro, Mao Zedong, Robert Mugabe, Pol Pot — all followed the same script: “Your lives are bad. It’s not your fault. It’s the fault of [scapegoats]. Only I can save you.“

What next? Kristallnacht? Nov 17 2016
Hatred is easy to sell; fools buy it.  Compassion is more difficult, which is why group hatred generally begins with the lowest intelligent among us. Hatred also is quite contagious and difficult to control. It seeps into every pore of the population until no one is safe.

Growing fascism and “alternative facts” in America, Monday, Jan 23 2017
Every demeaning comment Trump makes, every angry tweet, every anti-press complaint, every anti-progressive, anti-minority law he encourages represents one more chip off the face of the Statue of Liberty. The Germans could not believe it could happen to them. They sneered at the warnings . . . . until it was too late. We object to Trump, not because he is a strongman, but because he is weak man.

Crazy rich: The”well-oiled machine.” Saturday, Feb 18 2017
What is the commonality among all these dictators? They all had met modern diagnostic criteria for narcissistic personality disorder. They are megalomaniacs. And what is the first act of the dictator? To destroy the media that oppose him.

And yesterday, in the style of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Kim Jong-un, Castro, et al:

Major Media Outlets Barred From White House Briefing, Posted on Feb 24, 2017
By Jacob Sugarman

The Trump administration continued its rapid slide into authoritarianism Friday as several news outlets including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Politico and Buzzfeed were barred from attending a meeting with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

Outlets that were invited included NBC, ABC and Fox News along with the Washington Times and Breitbart, where Trump’s senior adviser Steve Bannon was previously editor-in-chief. Both Time and the Associated Press refused to attend in protest.

The news was met with horror and disgust by journalists across the political spectrum.

I told you so, all you who gave your precious vote to Trump. I told you so.

And it scares the sh*t out of me, because it has happened before, in so many countries, where the people believed, “It can’t happen here.”

And too many of us still haven’t learned.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

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ECONOMICS LAWS

•Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.

•Any monetarily NON-sovereign government — be it city, county, state or nation — that runs an ongoing trade deficit, eventually will run out of money.

•The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes..

•No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth.

•Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.

•A growing economy requires a growing supply of money (GDP = Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)

•Deficit spending grows the supply of money

•The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control. The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.

•Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.

•Progressives think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.

•The single most important problem in economics is the Gap between the rich and the rest.

•Austerity is the government’s method for widening the Gap between the rich and the rest.

•Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.

•Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the Gap between the rich and the rest..

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

2 thoughts on “I hate saying “I told you so.” No, actually . . .

  1. Question to all you Republicans who love to wrap yourselves in the American flag, “What say you now?”

    Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns F.B.I. ‘Leakers’
    By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUMFEB. 24, 2017

    WASHINGTON — President Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media on Friday, escalating his attacks on journalists as “the enemy of the people” and berating members of his own F.B.I. as “leakers” who he said were putting the nation at risk.

    In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Mr. Trump criticized as “fake news” organizations that publish anonymously sourced reports that reflect poorly on him.

    And in a series of Twitter posts, he assailed the F.B.I. as a dangerously porous agency, condemning unauthorized revelations of classified information from within its ranks and calling for an immediate hunt for leakers.

    Mr. Trump’s barrage against the news media continued well into Friday night. “FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn’t tell the truth,” he wrote on Twitter shortly after 10 p.m., singling out The Times and CNN.

    “A great danger to our country.”

    The moves underscored the degree to which Mr. Trump and members of his inner circle are eager to use the prerogatives of the presidency to undercut those who scrutinize him, dismissing negative stories as lies and confining press access at the White House to a few chosen news organizations considered friendly.

    The Trump White House has also vowed new efforts to punish leakers.

    Come on, Republicans. Don’t be shy. You love to preach about “freedom.”

    So tell us now, what you really feel about freedom of the press,

    What do you really feel about Hitler?

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  2. A lesson for America:

    Fear of autocracy in Turkey
    A constitutional referendum slated for next month has critics afraid for democracy.

    ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s long-held dream of expanded powers and up to 10 more years in office will soon go before voters.

    But the proposed constitutional changes, which would usher in a presidential system with a weak parliament, no prime minister and a subservient judiciary, have divided the country and embittered his critics.

    There hasn’t been much public discussion, and when it begins,Erdogan has seen to it that the airwaves are likely to carry the government case.

    The news media have been subjected to unprecedented intimidation, with Erdogan ruling by decree and closing down print outlets and broadcast units as he sees fit.

    Print and broadcast media are now almost entirely in the government camp, and 151 journalists and other news media workers are in jail.

    Is this something Erdogan learned from Trump, or did Trump learn it from Erdogan?

    The Council of Europe, the continent’s leading human rights body, voiced “deep concerns” about whether the revised constitution would guarantee separation of powers, checks and balances, and independence of the judiciary, “which are a prerequisite for democratic societies.”

    Please remember how Donald Trump has viciously attacked any judges who disagree with his positions.

    And the European Union’s most powerful politician, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, while in Turkey this month, called the changes a “profound political transformation” and urged that “everything should be done to ensure that separation of powers and plurality of opinion are guaranteed.”

    Uncertain prospects seem to have rattled Erdogan and his top aides, who demonize opponents as following the lead of terrorist movements.

    Last week, Erdogan used his emergency powers to suspend Turkey’s equivalent of the “fairness doctrine,” so there will be no penalties if television stations fail to give equal time to speeches for and against the referendum.

    With nearly all TV networks in the progovernment camp, this could stifle public debate.

    “With this new regulation, only they will call the shots until the referendum, and the TV stations will be able to freely broadcast only for the advantage of one side,” tweeted Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the Republican People’s Party.

    “The elected president of the country openly calls for a ‘yes’ vote and accuses those who call for ‘no’ of being terrorists.

    Can things get any more biased?” said Yasemin Bektas, an activist in Istanbul.

    Do they use Trump’s term, “Fake News”?

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    You should see this

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