A picture of abject stupidity

We ain’t ascared a’ no damn virus.

In case you doubt that Donald Trump and his minions really are stupid, we give you this article from the Chicago Tribune

Right-wing coalitions rally to end lockdown restrictions Ohio state senate candidate    Chicago Tribune, By Sara Burnett and Brian Slodysko Associated Press

While many Americans are filled with fear, Melissa Ackison (left) says she has “no fear whatsoever” of contracting the virus, she said Thursday, dismissing it as hype.

She knows it’s hype because Trump told her, and where could one find a better source of information?

The Ohio protest was among a growing number staged outside governors’ mansions and state Capitols across the country.

In places like Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia, small-government groups, supporters of President Donald Trump, anti-vaccine advocates, gun rights backers and supporters of right-wing causes have united behind a deep suspicion of efforts to shut down daily life to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Ah yes, supporters of President Donald Trump, anti-vaccine advocates, gun rights backers and supporters of right-wing causes, the very last people you would expect to believe dumb conspiracy theories.

After all, weren’t the Frazzledrip conspiracy theory and Trump’s “birther” theory right on target? And Pizzagate was the absolute truth.

How do I know? Russ Limbaugh told me. Can’t get more authoritative than Russ (“COVID-19 is the common cold”) Limbaugh.

As their frustration with life under lockdown grows, they’ve started to openly defy the social distancing rules in an effort to put pressure on governors to ease them.

Some of the protests have been small events, promoted via Facebook groups that have popped up in recent days and whose organizers are sometimes difficult to identify.

Others are backed by groups funded by prominent Republican donors, some with ties to Trump.

The largest so far, a rally of thousands that jammed the streets of Lansing, Michigan, on Wednesday, looked much like one of the president’s rallies — complete with MAGA hats or Trump flags — or one of the tea party rallies from a decade ago.

As everyone knows, wearing a red MAGA hat makes you and your family immune to COVID-19. I learned that at Trump University, where truth reigns.

And yes, global warming is a hoax. Didn’t a Republican Senator carry a snowball into Congress? That proved it.

Health experts have warned that lifting restrictions too quickly could result in a surge of new cases of the virus. But the president and some of his supporters are impatient.

Thousands of people in their cars packed the streets of Lansing to protest Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order and other restrictions.

WE don’t need to hear from no health experts. We got Donald (“Mexico will pay for the wall”) Trump to give us the real facts.

Asked about the protesters, Trump on Thursday expressed sympathy with their frustration — “They’re suffering … they want to get back” — and dismissed concerns about the health risks of ignoring state orders and potentially exposing themselves to the virus.

We know there are no health risks. It’s all FAKE NEWS from the FAKE MEDIA.

We also are frustrated with rules against poison in our water, particulate matter in our air, and the elimination of species. Get rid of all those useless rules. My kids are tough. What’s a little arsenic to a loyal Republican child?

Polls show the protesters’ views are not widely held. An AP-NORC survey earlier this month found large majorities of Americans support a long list of government restrictions, including closing schools, limiting gatherings and shuttering bars and restaurants.

Three-quarters of Americans backed requiring people to stay in their homes. And majorities of both Democrats and Republicans gave high marks for the state and city governments.

But the protests expose resilient partisan divisions, particularly in battleground Michigan.

We don’t care what other people say. And don’t you try to claim this is some sort of political right-wing, nut-cause thing. It absolutely is not a political effort to get rid of a Democratic governor.

The protest there was organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition, a group founded by a pro-Trump state representative and his wife, Meshawn Maddock, who is on the advisory board for an official Trump campaign group called “Women for Trump” and is also the co-founder of Michigan Trump Republicans.

Their daughter is a field organizer for the Michigan Republican Party. Another group that promoted the event, the Michigan Freedom Fund, is run by Greg McNeilly, a longtime political adviser to the DeVos family, who are prolific Republican donors and have funded conservative causes across the state for decades.

No, it has absolutely nothing to do with right-wing nut causes. It’s strictly based on science.

Whitmer was among the governors who expressed concern about the gatherings, saying it put people at risk and could have prolonged the shutdown.

Michigan had recorded over 2,000 deaths from COVID-19 as of Thursday, and close to 30,000 confirmed cases of people infected with the virus.

Roughly one-quarter of the state’s workforce has filed for unemployment.

O.K., so big deal. A handful of weaklings die, and the Dems and the FAKE MEDIA get their shorts all in a knot.

But it’s not just Democratic governors feeling the heat. A procession of cars swarmed around the Republican-dominated statehouse in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, with messages written on windows or signs that said “stop killing our economy,” “we need our church” and “time 2 work.”

Don’t worry, the Donald will save us from the virus.


Manic Frightened Insanity On Display

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Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
Twitter: @rodgermitchell
Search #monetarysovereignty Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell



The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics.

Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

1. Eliminate FICA

2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone

3. Provide a monthly economic bonus to every man, woman and child in America (similar to social security for all)

4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone

5. Salary for attending school

6. Eliminate federal taxes on business

7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 

8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.

9. Federal ownership of all banks

10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.


6 thoughts on “A picture of abject stupidity

    1. I suspect the nuts, or more accurately, the needy, always have been there, waiting for a messiah to lead them. Trump is the latest iteration, a current-day Jim Jones, feeding the needy his brand of Kool-Aid.

      It’s no accident that religious fanatics are an important part of Trump’s base. Eric Hoffer called them “true believers.”

      These are people, so troubled by their inability to cope, that they are desperate to follow a strong leader who will tell them what to do, and whom to blame for their own failings.

      Some still worship Hitler, Stalin, Mao. They see the image of Jesus on a bathroom wall. Trump gives them what they need.

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      1. Yes, I read Hoffer’s excellent analysis a long time ago and it fits the Trump cult to a tee. I post on Ellen Brown’s Public Banking google group and with the pandemic it has skewed off into all manner of conspiratorial anti-vaxxer, 5G, NWO paranoid right wing nonsense. Fear and change really sets the insecure off.

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  1. Thanks for mentioning “The True Believer”. Read decades ago. Its insights are forever with us. Hoffer’s other thin tomes were also very worthwhile.


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