Opinion – 7 times Trump tried to call off the dogs on Russia – The Washington Post – John Gelmini

Dr Alf wonders when the Donald will be hounded out of office or impeached?. At the current speed of events, I would rule out impeachment, which leaves being forced out or resigning.

Being forced out makes for great theatre, so that Trump can say that he did his best, that his enemies were bad people, wanting to do the little man down, and that Mike Pence was a good man, ready to carry on the great work that he (Donald Trump) has already started).

With one more great bombastic flourish, he can do this in the run-up to next Easter, having reflected deeply over Christmas and New Year.

Then he can go back to creating a new business, having left his sons in charge and using what he has learned from the eight months thus far, he can start to live vicariously in a political sense, through his daughter, Ivanka, who after 2.5 years of grooming can be readied to run as the first female presidential candidate in 2022 or 2026, if the first attempt fails.

A lot depends on the state of the US economy, on which Lord Rothschild recently commented when he said that he thought the days of quantitative easing had probably run their course. He reinforced his prognosis by moving billions out of the USA and into investments in the Far East, which indicates to me that for the time being he foresees a correction at best, or a recession at worst, or is preparing for the planned war that nobody outside of the Neocons and the Military Industrial Complex want.

John Gelmini

Opinion – Are there white nationalists in the White House? | PolitiFact

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This is an interesting and highly cited read from PolitiFact.

Source: Are there white nationalists in the White House? | PolitiFact

The article carefully looks at the evidence and cites a variety of experts.

The conclusion is that there are no white nationalists at the White House although the four experts believe several players are close. For example, Steve Bannon is cited as a ‘nationalist’, rather than a ‘white nationalist’ although the article recognizes that the two are pretty close.

For me, the article is splitting too many hairs, talking to too many experts. There’s too much cancatonation of opinions and not enough rigorous analysis.

My conclusion is simple, the Far Right of US politics is currently in power in America and this is both bad for the US and the world. Debating which brand of Far Right politics is of little concern to those threatened by the ugly repression. Surely, this would be supported by the editors of most mainstream liberal newspapers around the world?

For a more comprehensive and intellectual analysis, see ‘Radical Right US’ or the ‘Alt Right‘. Another perspective might be to look at alternative definitions of fascism. Finally, for a detailed review of the international research literature on ‘radical right wing politics’, open this link.

Thoughts?