Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #645 - Fire Sean Spicer NOW!
Material will present itself. I always like when I can get on a story pretty fast. The next day is about as fast as can be expected from me.
So, this happened. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer continued to help prove the the Trump administration is both a culture of lunatics and a culture of idiots.
In attempting to describe that Russia is involved in a "cover up" over a suspected chemical attack in Syria, IE. Russia and Syria are in cahoots but that Russia is being "played for fools" by Assad --
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer managed to stuff both his feet in his mouth and several other feet of close by staff members.
Spicer continued the Trump administration's culture of blame in charging that the Obama administration "missed" that Assad still has chemical weapons, implying that he does have them, and invoking the old reason for invading and occupying Middle Eastern countries, such as Iraq, because they have "weapons of mass detsruction." Remember that? Remember how weapons of mass destruction were never found in Iraq? Yeah, that.
Not that Assad is not a horrible tyrant and a genocidal maniac. It could be claimed that he's worse than Hussein, which is never a winning scenario to compare the atrocities of tyrants. Aren't atrocities called atrocities because of their inherent atrocious horror? Horror is horror.
But Spicer went on to do just that, he tried to compare tyrants by claiming that "even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons."
When smart press people in attendance who paid attention in history classes questioned his remarks, Spicer tried to pull those feet out of his mouth by claiming that he meant that Hitler did not use them on his own people .... um, "in the streets." So that's the qualifier? It's worse to use chemical weapons on people in the streets just randomly, like setting off tear gas canisters, than constructing a series of camps, relocating millions, and practicing systematic genocide?
Spicer also said, basically, that barrel bombs used by Assad could be chemical weapons if, you know, they were filled with chemical weapons and not shrapnel or oil. This is the same logic as claiming that a bomb could be a nuclear bomb if it has a plutonium core instead of, you know, TNT or something of that nature.
These are the kinds of morons that have seized control of the nation or at least ONE PART on the nation because thankfully we live in a republic system with THREE branches of government not counting the official/unofficial number fourth, the corporations and special interests who wield as much power (maybe more) than any of the other branches.
And, the hate. I have started using the term "State of the Hate Nation" for these examples of not just insensitivity but very real bigotry, racism, and hateful prejudice.
It's not coincidence that bomb threats to Jewish community organizations are at a historic high.
If you're not white and privileged, you should be very afraid.
And even the white and privileged have something to fear because if you're not in agreement with this administration, you are also "undesirable."
Republicans and those with republican leanings want to spin Spicer's remarks as simply misspeaking or not thinking before he speaks.
But his comments reveal the underlying attitudes fueling the "State of the Hate Nation."
The White House is full of hate, stupidity, and lunacy.
But, gee, Sean, since you brought up Hitler, let's compare Hitler's rise to power with Trump's because there are a lot of parallels as had commented the other day BEFORE you invoked Hitler as an humanitarian example, somehow HITLER was not as bad as Assad.
Well how about Hitler and Trump?
But first Spicer saying what he said and a bunch of memes that make my point probably better than I do with words.
FROM - http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/06/04/trump-and-hitler-both-rose-from-political-apathy-and-oppression/
Trump And Hitler – Both Rose From Political Apathy And Oppression
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable…” ~ H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: Third Series
Posted by Allen L Roland, PhD on June 4, 2016, With 6343 Reads Filed under Civil Liberties & Freedom, Corruption, Democracy & Elections, Foreign Policy, Government & Politics, Legislation. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.
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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1704.12 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.