Day One in Trump’s America

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Insanul Ahmed, a Senior Editor at Genius, published the following is a collection of tweets on Twitter. They show the immediate surge in racist attacks on Muslims and people of color in the U.S. since Donald Trump was elected president, not even two days ago. New York Daily News journalist Shawn King has been charted similar incidents on his Twitter account.

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  1. Marnie
    November 10, 2016, 12:18 pm

    As as excited as Trent Lott was about the passage of the ‘Patriot Act’ he must be simply ecstatic at tRUMP’s election.

    What will next week bring? God help us.

  2. gamal
    November 10, 2016, 12:52 pm

    as to the Hijab ask a Mufti this is from 2005, he said the same before, it provided an opportunity for ignorant Muslims to abandon adab and make complete fools of themselves almost all men, oppressive ignorance appears to be a secondary male sexual characteristic.

    Muslim women advised to abandon hijab to avoid attack

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/aug/04/race.july7

  3. Annie Robbins
    November 10, 2016, 1:18 pm

    horrific

  4. John Smithson
    November 10, 2016, 1:27 pm

    You know I heard the same stuff after 9/11 – one colleague was complaining – ‘They are beating up brown people’ in the days after that event.

    Sorry to say it but it sounds a little hysterical. We still have a constitution, free speech, checks and balances, etc. Set tight and let’s just see where this goes.

    Let’s be a little more circumspect before we conclude we’ve just ‘completely lost our democracy’ or some other inane conclusion/statement one makes when you don’t agree with the outcome of a political contest. OK?

    • Mooser
      November 10, 2016, 4:49 pm

      “Let’s be a little more circumspect”

      Yeah, “Smithson” always best not to piss until you know which way the wind is blowing. Who wants to be tarred with a reputation for caring about other people’s rights?

      • John Smithson
        November 10, 2016, 10:39 pm

        Nice one Mooser! The cerebral elites are made uncomfortable by the unwashed masses voting for what they see as their own interests – How dare they!! So now it’s – “they must all be total racists!!”. God forbid you consider that maybe there were other reasons to vote for Trump other than only outright bigotry and racism.

        As for this ‘Trump is a racist bigot’ – no doubt he said some racist stuff during his run, but watch him change his tune now that he’s stuck actually carrying the load that is the Presidency. We’ll see. As for me I was raised to support the President regardless of party – and see to his impeachment if he reveals himself worthy of it by his actions in office.

        They both came as a package. Neither was all good or all bad.

        Like I said I don’t recall the constitution being destroyed Tuesday night. Just a lot of people’s illusions. Let’s get on with the business of moving this country forward.

        For the record I am not defending the deplorable stuff in this article – it’s the actions of racist idiots which we will always have in our midst, unfortunately.

      • Stogumber
        November 11, 2016, 5:30 am

        Who wants to be tarred as someone who thinks outside the box?
        The box is: We are the center of the world and have anything to see from the point of “our rights”.

        Outside the box one might think: There are other people on the earth, different from ourselves, which don’t all think about “our” rights, but about “their own rights”, and we must reach out to them and come to terms with them.

      • Mooser
        November 11, 2016, 11:49 am

        “Nice one Mooser!”

        You really think so? At the time I wrote it, I sure didn’t think of it that way. I was talking about you.

    • oldgeezer
      November 10, 2016, 10:45 pm

      @smithson

      Wrll said. As a white person i agree with your calls for calm. As a targetted muslim or jew or hispanic i would say you are a fing nut bar.

    • Marnie
      November 10, 2016, 11:53 pm

      Oh you’re so right J S. Why should anyone panic about being threatened at gunpoint, or a knife on the subway, or told to sit in the back of the bus, told their time was up or heard the latest racist chants as school? Really super sensitive of them.

      How did you react when these things happened to you?

  5. John O
    November 10, 2016, 1:28 pm

    This is exactly what happened here in the UK after the referendum vote last June.

    • Antidote
      November 11, 2016, 1:19 pm

      Sure looks like Brexit 2.0.

      But what are Americans exiting? Empire? Leader of the free world? With Merkel being declared “Leader of the Free World” by Time magazine (Trump was another contender for the title, and is sure to win next year), should the Statue of Liberty with the invitation to the huddled masses be moved to Berlin and the “Fourth Reich”? Do people in the UK and US (or in Germany and the rest of Europe, for that matter) even know where and what the 1000 year First Reich was, and how much the EU resembles it?

      JFK at the Berlin Wall:

      Two thousand years ago, the proudest boast was civis romanus sum [“I am a Roman citizen”]. Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is “Ich bin ein Berliner!”

      As a matter of fact, the Romans also build a wall (Limes) to protect themselves and their area of conquest after a shocking defeat in the year 9 AD, the battle in the Teutoberg forest, where a militarily and technologically vastly inferior bunch of Barbarians/Teutons/Germani dealt a wholly unexpected surprise defeat to the mighty Romans. Like 9/11, it changed the world and the future of Western and Central Europe, dividing the continent into a Germanic and Romance sphere, a rift yet to be overcome entirely. But that’s another story.

      More immediate concerns would be whether the US will suffer a similar constitutional crisis as does post-Brexit Britain. I mean the High Court ruling that the current PM May has no mandate to invoke article 50 (thus initiating termination of UK’s EU membership) without parliament’s approval. This ruling has provoked outrage in the UK, namely the tabloids, complaining about subterfuge of the will of the people who, however narrowly and following a campaign of misinformation and false promises, voted for Brexit.

      A different but similar crisis could ensue in the US wrt the electoral college which had been specifically designed as a check against direct democracy and the possibility of installing an unqualified president in the WH. Ironically, Trump himself , among many others, has called for the abolition of this outdated check on democracy . But with Clinton winning the popular and losing the electoral vote, and with Trump’s qualifications for the office being widely questioned, what are the chances that the EC will play a more prominent role than it ever has in US history? Trumps lawyers have called for his Trump University lawsuit to be postponed to January, allegedly because he is to busy before taking office to deal with this distraction. Presently, the court date is Nov 28, well before the EC vote.

      If Trump turns out (and who would be surprised) to be no lesser liar and crook than HRC, we will hear plenty of Americans scream “Lock him up!” etc, and the choice will be between installing one or another criminal as POTUS, with or without a majority of votes from either voters or electors. This is truly unbelievable, playing on the national and global stage.

      The only remaining superpower incapable of producing anything but chaos, internationally and domestically.

      US exceptionalism is finished, and survives only as “exceptionally nuts”

      So yes, there is definitely a need to ‘make America great again’, and the Clinton-Obama mantra about ‘America is great and has always been great’ rings hollow across the States and the entire globe.

      It’s going to be a wild ride, and I wish both the US, Europe, and the rest of the world all the best to get through this.

    • Annie Robbins
      November 11, 2016, 2:46 pm

      exactly what happened here in the UK after the referendum vote last June.

      glenn greenwald made the same connection in his great interview on democracy now: “Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit”

      http://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/10/greenwald_on_democrats_trump_and_the

  6. yonah fredman
    November 10, 2016, 9:33 pm

    The overwhelming attitude of mw to this election before it occurred, was a curse on both your houses, subtly encouraging voting for a third party candidate. Now that Trump has won, mw can now condemn the outcome.

    • oldgeezer
      November 10, 2016, 10:43 pm

      @yonah

      And you yonah? Arw you onboard with trumps racism and xenophobia or do you condemn such attitudes towards the other?

      It’s not just easy but cowardly to condemn the position taken by others without taking one yourself.

      I meant that. The mark of a true coward amd spineless person.

      Especially when you project the position others may take instead of waiting to allow them to do so.

      So come on yonah. Cock that spindly cowardly leg of yours and mark your territory. Stop hiding your gutless beliefs behinds your imagined beliefs of others.

      I see you as a much more rational person than hophmi but as we have already eastablished before you have a higher opinion of me than i could ever have of you.

    • Mooser
      November 11, 2016, 11:40 am

      ” Now that Trump has won, mw can now condemn the outcome.”

      And for that, The Messiah (Yes, the Last Trump) will say: “Mondo, YOU’RE FIRED!!!.

      Better get your house in order, “Yonah”

    • Antidote
      November 11, 2016, 1:44 pm

      It is just as foolish to shame third party voters for having aided Trump’s victory. How do even know whether votes for Stein or Johnson would have automatically or completely gone to Clinton? I don’t see it.

      The polarizing and dysfunctional two party system in the US, as well as the insane, repulsive and expensive campaign circus, have been dealt a major blow even without a high-scoring or winning 3rd party candidate. Both the DNC and RNC have screwed up massively, and both parties have fallen on their own swords, catering to identity politics, or the tea party, ignoring major issues such as climate change (did not even come up in the inane debates)

      It is perfectly understandable, and possibly laudable, that many Americans rejected voting for the lesser evil, or did not vote at all, which is still a legitimate choice, regardless of the reasons for voting or not voting.

      Watching this election, or the Brexit campaign, really makes you wonder whether it’s time for sortition, rather than letting “idiots” (in the Greek sense), vote or not vote.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiot
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sortition

  7. RoHa
    November 11, 2016, 12:04 am

    A bunch of arseholes emerge from the woodwork and harass people in Trump’s name. A bunch of protesters riot against Trump.

    All MW’s fault.

  8. Stogumber
    November 11, 2016, 5:08 am

    For years the Democrats have tried to mobilize the minorities agressively against the dwindling white majority.

    This wasn’t necessary. And in fact a lot of minority individuals weren’t complicit and didn’t follow the script. But the minority leaders supported the script enthusiastically and made believe that all minoritarians are agressively anti-white, that politics is a fight between identity groups – immigrants against inhabitants, non-whites against whites, gays against straights, women (a mere pseudo-minority) against men etc.

    Which was a stupid thing to do. Now all minoritarians are harvesting what their leaders sowed. In reality, most of you will have to live with people who criticize and oppose you for the rest of your lives – so why not come to terms and use the moment for to transcend these identity struggles. Stop whining about Trump voters – develop ideas about how to live with them.

    • Stogumber
      November 11, 2016, 5:34 am

      I just read that HRC was told by her campaign advisors that she needn’t to reach out to “white Catholics” (because, of course, she had all those minorities at her side).
      You all have an opportunity to be smarter than HRC. Reach out! To the white Catholics, to the white working class etc.

      • Antidote
        November 11, 2016, 1:49 pm
      • Mooser
        November 11, 2016, 1:58 pm

        “I just read that HRC was told by her campaign advisors”

        I just read that Hilary Clinton’s advisers (with an “e”) told her she should not actually turn into a goat-headed, fire-breathing she-devil during the debates, to hide her true nature. I also read that Hilary’s campaign advisers told her not to actually eat any babies, like she usually does.

      • Annie Robbins
        November 11, 2016, 2:39 pm

        check this out, this is schumer, minority leader. with friends like this who needs enemies:

        At least publicly, Schumer has no worries about his party’s dwindling fortunes among working-class white voters. “For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in western Pennsylvania, we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs in Philadelphia, and you can repeat that in Ohio and Illinois and Wisconsin.”

        Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/438481/chuck-schumer-democrats-will-lose-blue-collar-whites-gain-suburbs

      • echinococcus
        November 11, 2016, 3:23 pm

        Thank you for the priceless quote, Annie.
        I think it’s worth getting rich fast, to finance a huge ad campaign with just this quote.

    • Mooser
      November 11, 2016, 12:33 pm

      “For years the Democrats have tried to mobilize the minorities agressively against the dwindling white majority.”

      C’mon now, are you really that stupid?

  9. edwin
    November 11, 2016, 8:10 am

    Haven’t seen much comment on it, but it looks to me like Trump has used Israel as his role model for what the US should look like.

    The Wall, racism, religious bigotry, favoritism, (These proposals are not simply un-American and wrong-headed, they are unlawful and unconstitutional. They violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and 14th Amendments. https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/if-donald-trump-implements-his-proposed-policies-well-see-him-court), and possibly apartheid.

    • Antidote
      November 11, 2016, 3:52 pm

      Violations of the constitution are a dime a dozen in US history. What makes you think that all of a sudden things will change? I would say it is a violation of the First to arrest journalists for reporting on the Dakota pipeline protests. Well?

      Or for a presidential candidate to call for more torture, as Trump has done. How does that differ from “torturer-in-chief” Bush? Consequences for Bush? None. Has Obama (“Torture is not who we are”) closed Gitmo, or interfered in any way, other than denial, with the practise of torture? No, and no consequences for Obama either. The Revolutionary Founding Fathers outlawed torture because it had gone out of fashion in Enlightenment Europe anyway, and because they had every reason to fear that they would nevertheless be subjected to it by the British, for the high crime of treason. But what was to protect them was not to protect their slaves, who were literally tortured in George Washington’s basement. Torture is what you are. And the eternal rogue state that does not even follow its own laws

      http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/12/torture-is-who-we-are-cia-report/383670/

    • Mooser
      November 11, 2016, 4:01 pm

      “(These proposals are not simply un-American and wrong-headed, they are unlawful and unconstitutional. They violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and 14th Amendments.”

      Hold on now! Please, nobody thinks (except some of Trump’s stupider followers) he can deliver on these things. They were just so delighted he proposed them outright and scared the minorities and womens, they voted for him The Republicans have only, up to now, been able to imply they would repeal the Civil Rights laws, and make racial discrimination legal again..

  10. freedom235
    November 11, 2016, 9:54 am

    I guarantee that the dirt bags depicted here are the exception, not the rule. I could find dozens of examples of “deplorable” behavior of left-wing crazies…just visit any college campus or inner city in the US:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52KH2-rR3EE

    For every one of these racist knuckleheads, there are hundreds of thousands of decent, tolerant, hard working people who are tired of drowning in a sea of debt and “progressive” policies that further weaken our nation. I submit that If “Shillary” were elected we would be far worse off as she is beholden to everyone ACCEPT the American people and first and foremost to the likes of Soros and company that gave her campaign millions upon millions. I don’t like Netanyahu or his cronies anymore than most of you do, but it’s going to take far-and-away greater the notion of not electing Donald Trump in order to shake off Israel’s influence and corruption. I’m not sure what it’s take to do this, but I’m pretty certain it’s going to take a great deal of bravery, humility, and resilience.

    • Mooser
      November 11, 2016, 5:23 pm

      “For every one of these racist knuckleheads, there are hundreds of thousands of decent, tolerant, hard working people who are tired of drowning in a sea of debt and “progressive” policies that further weaken our nation”

      I was so stupid I thought Bush’s War on Iraq actually cost something along with its aftermath. And it was “progressive policies” and not the deregulating of the financial markets and swings in home prices along with falling incomes which hit the decent tolerant hardworking people. Of course, I shoulda known.

  11. Vera Gottlieb
    November 11, 2016, 10:48 am

    Very ugly but not surprising. In general, Americans are sore losers and violence is part of their fabric.

    • Mooser
      November 11, 2016, 12:42 pm

      These are the sore “losers” acting out? Seems more like a case of sore winners.

      • Antidote
        November 11, 2016, 2:14 pm

        Get of your high moose and open you eyes: There are thousands of sore losers out in the streets right now, screaming not my president, fuck Trump, fight Trump, shoot Trump, insulting his not too attractive looks (is he less physically attractive than, say, Michael Moore?) and calling everyone who voted for him a racist, sexist asshole, and, insult of insults, un-American. The Left can be, and historically has been, as lunatic, violent , and undemocratic as the Right.

        Plenty of women, Muslims, and Hispanics voted for Trump. Are they all self-hating? Or not real women?

        I have to say that the dumbest mistake HRC and the DNC made was to go for shattering the “glass ceiling” when it was apparent that a large number of traditional and potential Dem supporters were willing to crawl over broken glass to vote for Sanders.

        HRC , not to mention the completely out of touch Albright or even Steinem, are simply too stuck in outdated feminism to not have a clue how such gems as “special place in hell for women who don’t vote for HRC” drove away plenty of women who don’t vote with their “vaginas” (Sanders supporter Sarandon), and that female solidarity is as fictional as male solidarity (for proof on the latter see discussion on what men really talk about in locker rooms, whatever) .

        Besides, women as leaders have absolutely nothing to prove. We’ve had Cleopatra, Katherine the Great (greatly revered by both Putin and Merkel, but presumably for different reasons) , Virgin Queens and Bloody Marys, Golda Meir and Margaret Thatcher, and countless others.

        Why anyone would think Hillary could sail to victory because she is a woman, when she was already hated as First Lady, is strictly beyond me.

      • Annie Robbins
        November 11, 2016, 3:10 pm

        stuck in outdated feminism to not have a clue how such gems as “special place in hell for women who don’t vote for HRC” drove away plenty of women

        i found this demand for women’s solidarity utterly appalling and offensive. but it didn’t drive me away because i wasn’t in solidarity with her as a candidate to begin with. but i don’t like being browbeaten and told what i should think based on my gender. i can think for myself thank you very much.

        and i also felt really insulted to be, as a woman, completely erased, by the clinton campaign, of being counted as a sanders supporter. the bernie bro propaganda stripped all of his female supporters of having agency. the implication that we were hangers on or influenced by men, brainwashed (that word was used) for not supporting her. and i read this same sentiment in the comment section of daily kos last night. that any woman who didn’t vote for hillary was a traitor to her sex. and that’s on a supposedly “liberal” website.

        and speaking of daily kos, it was almost totalitarian in their purging of sanders supporters. their leader demanded members support hillary from early on even before the primary was 1/2 way through. and the bashing that went on in the comment section was intolerable. i am not a member any longer but i still read over there sometimes. there are some good posters but in general they fail to recognize why clinton lost. they don’t hear their tone.

        i didn’t vote for trump, he repulses me. but dems lost because they couldn’t turn out the vote. they failed because there was only one candidate on the dem party ticket with momentum, w/ 30k people coming to the rallies. this is what you need to get out the vote, you need these people as volunteers in neighborhoods all over the country. of course, you can assume many disappointed sanders supporter will cast the anti trump vote for hillary. but their enthusiasm, the kind you need to drive a campaign, is not transferrable. on election day you need thousand upon thousands of volunteers to physically show up to get out the vote, and clinton didn’t have them.

        1/2 the population is women. what kind of logic goes into thinking we’re all going to support her because of our gender? that’s just insane. it goes to show how they know nothing about women. as if we can be rounded up like cattle to follow instructions based on gender.

      • Mooser
        November 11, 2016, 5:51 pm
      • Mooser
        November 11, 2016, 8:25 pm

        The co-opting of feminism in America has been awful, tragic.

      • echinococcus
        November 11, 2016, 10:27 pm

        Well, well.
        Jumps up to 66% popularity when performing as the Butcher of Tripoli and Damascus and Donetsk and so on, and comes down to her minimum after she stops butchering.
        An American saga, all right.

      • echinococcus
        November 11, 2016, 10:45 pm

        Antidote,

        Hard to see what this bunch of screamers have to do with “the Left”. They are Democrats, brainwashed by wall-to-wall, relentless propaganda: “The Sky is Caving In”, “Big Bad Trump Eats Babies”, “The Russians are Coming” “You’ll All be Hanged by the Russians”…

        Anyway, where was this riffraff when we were invading Libya, then Syria, then the Ukraine, then Afghanistan again, the Iraq again, then Yemen, then etc.? Not even mentioning Palestine. They were reading the news with a smug smile and burping after their dessert. Haven’t seen them in the streets, all beautifully synchronized, bussed in by a suddenly efficient DNC.

  12. CigarGod
    November 11, 2016, 11:43 am

    320 million Americans and all it takes is one alleged comment to make the front page…and send self-described rational people into hysteria.
    I don’t care if it is a hundred…or a thousand.
    Can we please all stop reacting as if 1 in 320,000,000 odds is a perfectly reasonable way to go thru the day?
    I know political parties love it…and of course bean counters in the media love it…

  13. IsraelShamir
    November 11, 2016, 11:50 am

    Somehow, I do not believe these stories. “A white man pulled a knife on me in the bus”))) I think, Adam, you were misled by the dirty tricks department of Ms Clinton.
    Face it: nothing good happened for last ten years of Dem rule. Palestine is worse off, Syria is destroyed, so is Libya. Comparing with these real horrors, the imaginary horrors of some Clinton-supporting girls are of little value.
    Meanwhile, Trump’s victory is the best thing that happened in the US for a very long time

    • Mooser
      November 11, 2016, 2:01 pm

      “Meanwhile, Trump’s victory is the best thing that happened in the US for a very long time”

      The Chief Rabbi in Israel said the Messianic Age is beginning. The First Trump is really the Last Trump.

  14. Ossinev
    November 11, 2016, 12:28 pm

    Just to cheer up all of you downhearted Americans – who knows cooky pre – election Donald may turn out to be a benevolent fireman figure as his Presidency unfolds:

  15. lysias
    November 11, 2016, 6:00 pm

    Meanwhile, a black mob in Chicago attacked a middle-aged white man because (they said) he had voted for Trump.

    ‘You voted Trump! Beat his a**!’ Video claims to show man being beaten up because he voted for The Donald.

  16. mcohen.
    November 12, 2016, 6:20 am

    annie

    i have a question for you,as an american citizen ,who would choose as a suitable women from the republican party,to be president.a woman of substance.

    • Annie Robbins
      November 12, 2016, 7:12 am

      none that i know of. nor have i researched it.

      • mcohen.
        November 12, 2016, 4:00 pm

        well i find that strange,surely there must be one republican woman out of millions that could be nominated for president.besides rice and palin why is it that none have come forward.what about carly fiorina.
        surely you could find one woman of substance.

      • Annie Robbins
        November 12, 2016, 4:55 pm

        maybe i could if i looked. and no, fiorina is not qualified. why don’t you look mcohen. the gop doesn’t interest me, never has, so there’s no compelling reason i should mine them for an acceptable female. it’s not the way i am wired.

      • mcohen.
        November 12, 2016, 4:03 pm

        ecci

        are you mocking the woman.do you know her,is she a deplorable.is blue your warmest colour.

      • echinococcus
        November 12, 2016, 5:10 pm

        You said “a woman of substance”, McCohen.

  17. lysias
    November 12, 2016, 3:56 pm

    Daily Mail interviews middle-aged white man who was beaten up by a black mob in Chicago for having voted for Trump.
    ‘Next thing I knew they were beating the s**t out of me’: Man beaten as onlookers shouted anti-Trump taunts said attack unfolded after a crash
    .

    • Citizen
      November 13, 2016, 8:24 am

      Fox News played this video and made brief comment on it, while CNN & MSNBC have been chattering on daily 24/7 about everybody in the USA but straight white males living in tears and fear, pending the triumphant racist regime.

  18. RoHa
    November 12, 2016, 11:45 pm

    “-  The University of Michigan offered its traumatized students coloring books and Play-Doh to calm them. (Are its students in college or kindergarten?)
    –  The University of Kansas reminded its stressed-out kids that therapy dogs, a regular campus feature, were available.
     - Cornell University, an Ivy League school, held a campus-wide “cry-in,” with officials handing out tissues and hot chocolate.
    –  Tufts University offered its devastated students arts and crafts sessions. (OK, not kindergarten — more like summer camp.)
    –  At campuses from elite Yale to Connecticut to Iowa and beyond, professors canceled classes and/or exams — either because students asked or because instructors were too distraught to teach.”

    http://nypost.com/2016/11/11/scenes-from-the-liberal-meltdown/

    Please tell me this is not true.

    Please!

    • Mooser
      November 13, 2016, 1:14 pm

      “Please tell me this is not true”

      Here, Prof Dundee, maybe this article will stem your tears and restore your faith in American Education:

      “Racist Incidents And Attacks Surge at US Universities”

    • Keith
      November 13, 2016, 4:54 pm

      ROHA- “Please tell me this is not true.”

      Let’s see now. Wall Street’s hired gun and the most dangerous warmonger to ever run for President has been narrowly defeated and “liberals” are fearful and enraged at what the Proletariat has done? I think that perhaps we are getting an honest look at the new “liberalism” and what the Democratic faithful have become, or always were but kept it hidden. The Democrats have gone from the party of Roosevelt to the party of Wall Street while Trump ran as a Republican populist. We live in interesting times. Does anyone (present company excluded, of course) bother to evaluate actual policy as indicated by actual deeds? Or is it primarily group loyalty reinforced by propaganda? The actual real world power structure has barely changed, yet we are seeing an orchestrated divide being created between the Reds versus the Blues. Divide and rule. Has there ever been a better time for gallows humor?

      • Mooser
        November 13, 2016, 5:40 pm

        “Has there ever been a better time for gallows humor?”

        I’m glad you’ve come around from “What is not funny is…”!
        My boiler was about to burst.

    • RoHa
      November 13, 2016, 7:07 pm

      All very depressing. I shall go and cheer myself up with my adult colouring book.

      (Disappointingly, not as adult as I expected. I hardly use my pink crayon at all.)

      • Mooser
        November 13, 2016, 10:43 pm

        An anti-semite? Huh? Has Steve Bannon ever said a bad word about Israel?

        He’s not an anti-Semite, he’s just angry about what Jews are doing to the US. If he was an anti-semite he wouldn’t like Israel.

    • Sibiriak
      November 13, 2016, 7:41 pm

      BE AFRAID! VERY AFRAID!

      “ANTI-SEMITE GETS TOP TRUMP POST”

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

      • Keith
        November 14, 2016, 12:15 am

        SIBIRIAK- “BE AFRAID! VERY AFRAID!”

        My God, my god! Has a top Trump adviser called for a “No Fly Zone” over Syria?

      • Keith
        November 14, 2016, 12:50 am

        SIBIRIAK- “BE AFRAID! VERY AFRAID!”

        Let me see if I have this right. A man whose daughter has converted to Judaism and who groveled before AIPAC that his daughter was pregnant with a “beautiful Jewish baby” is about to unleash a wave of anti-Semitism which has made you afraid? My conclusion? You are Jewish and paranoid, right?

      • Sibiriak
        November 14, 2016, 5:55 am

        Let me see if I have this right.

        Yes, it was sarcasm.

        But have you ever seen the the liberal press gone THIS berserk?

      • Sibiriak
        November 14, 2016, 9:43 am

        This would be HUGE! (Watch for U.S. deep state and transnational “Western” political class countermoves…)

        —————–

        Britain is facing a diplomatic crisis with the US over Donald Trump’s plans to forge an alliance with Vladimir Putin and bolster the Syrian regime.

        In a significant foreign policy split, officials admitted that Britain will have some “very difficult” conversations with the President-elect in coming months over his approach to Russia.

        It comes after Mr Trump used his first interviews since winning the US election to indicate that he will withdraw support for rebels in Syria and thank Vladimir Putin for sending him a “beautiful” letter.

        Mr Trump said that he will instead join forces with Russia and focus on defeating Isil. He has previously said it would be “nice” if the US and Russia could work together to “knock the hell out of Isil”. [emphasis added]

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/12/trump-putin-alliance-sparks-diplomatic-crisis/

      • Mooser
        November 14, 2016, 11:31 am

        Now let’s get this right. Showing how “progressives” and “the left” made all the problems in the US means that the source and support of these policies must be named and shamed. That’s not anti-semitism, simply a discussion of the facts.
        Anti-semitism is being against Zionism or Israel.

      • Keith
        November 14, 2016, 2:35 pm

        SIBIRIAK- “Yes, it was sarcasm.”

        Whew, that’s a relief! Perhaps I should have realized that, however, I live in liberal Seattle and things have become surreal here, atheists holding prayer vigils, that sort of thing. I am at the point where I can almost believe anything. From today’s Seattle Times we learn that after conferring with President elect Trump, Obama is not going to increase support for the terrorist Islamists like Hillary wanted. Is that a bad thing? A columnist laments that Trump’s election is a major blow to neoliberal globalization. Is that not a good thing? Finally, in the local section, a protester carries a sign reading “The inauguration must not commence!” And these are the same people who will argue that Trump supporters are out of touch with reality! And, of course they are. But these “liberals” are as bad or worse. And Norman Finkelstein, who developed a school girl crush on Bernie Sanders, can’t deal with the fact that Sanders was a sheep dog. He should be pissed at Bernie who made a fool of him. But no, he sees a ray of hope in Bernie’s “revolution.” It reminds me of a line from a Sheryl Crow tune: “Lie to me, I promise I’ll believe.” We live in a surreal world where people are not judged based upon their actions, but rather their actions are judged based upon the label we have attached to them. Good people due good things and bad people due bad things by definition. We live in interesting times.

        SIBIRIAK- “This would be HUGE! (Watch for U.S. deep state and transnational “Western” political class countermoves…)”

        I doubt that it will be huge. Trump is not going to knowingly dismantle empire, although he may inadvertently cause problems for the imperial elite who have the power to deal with him if he becomes too big a problem. Realistically, the best we can hope for is that Trump may provide a welcome speed bump on the road to disaster.

      • Annie Robbins
        November 14, 2016, 2:56 pm

        From today’s Seattle Times we learn that after conferring with President elect Trump, Obama is not going to increase support for the terrorist Islamists like Hillary wanted.

        yep https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0605.aspx

        right after hillary lost the election obama took a sharp turn on syria. wapo even covered it. you can read more about it here: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2016/11/nusra-on-the-run-trump-induces-first-major-policy-change-on-syria.html

        That changed the day the president-elect Trump set foot into the White House. While Obama met Trump in the oval office, new policies, prepared beforehand, were launched. The policies were held back until after the election and would likely not have been revealed or implemented if Clinton had won.

        The U.S. declared that from now on it will fight against al-Qaeda in Syria:

        President Obama has ordered the Pentagon to find and kill the leaders of an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria that the administration had largely ignored until now and that has been at the vanguard of the fight against the Syrian government, U.S. officials said.
        That shift is likely to accelerate once President-elect Donald Trump takes office. … possibly in direct cooperation with Moscow.

        U.S. officials who opposed the decision to go after al-Nusra’s wider leadership warned that the United States would effectively be doing the Assad government’s bidding by weakening a group on the front line of the counter-Assad fight.

        Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and other Pentagon leaders initially resisted the idea of devoting more Pentagon surveillance aircraft and armed drones against al-Nusra.

        do you have a link to the seattle times article?

      • Keith
        November 14, 2016, 3:16 pm

        ANNIE- “do you have a link to the seattle times article?”

        No. My wife and I actually subscribe to the print newspaper.

        SIBIRIAK- “(Watch for U.S. deep state and transnational “Western” political class countermoves…)”

        Diana Johnstone- “It is significant that the German Defense minister Ursula von der Leyen wasted no time in demanding that Trump choose between friendship with Putin on the one hand or NATO and “our shared values” on the other. This is a sign that not only the U.S. war party but also the European NATO machine will be putting pressure on Trump to pursue the very same warlike policies favored by Hillary Clinton.” http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/14/after-the-election-dont-panic-think/

      • Annie Robbins
        November 14, 2016, 3:22 pm

        thanks keith. how about the headline, then i can find it.

      • Keith
        November 14, 2016, 5:29 pm

        ANNIE- “thanks keith. how about the headline, then i can find it.”

        The article headline reads “Rebels in Syria brace for Trump to cut off U.S. support.” It was written by Anne Barnard of the New York times. One thing which many folks may not be aware of is the extent to which the New York Times provides much of the international news reporting for other newspapers throughout the nation.

      • Annie Robbins
        November 15, 2016, 11:48 am

        thank you keith, yes i read that article in the nyt. wapo wrote one too.

      • Sibiriak
        November 14, 2016, 7:26 pm

        Keith: doubt that it will be huge. Trump is not going to knowingly dismantle empire, although he may inadvertently cause problems for the imperial elite who have the power to deal with him if he becomes too big a problem. Realistically, the best we can hope for is that Trump may provide a welcome speed bump on the road to disaster.

        —————–

        True. I’d simply welcome any lessening in anti-Russianism, which is a lynch-pin in “Western” imperial policy/ideology right now.

        WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump is leaning toward naming as secretary of state John Bolton, a bellicose enemy of Russia and Iran who is among the most hawkish members of the Republican foreign policy community, according to two sources familiar with Trump’s thinking.

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-bolton-secretary-of-state-donald-trump_us_582a314ee4b02d21bbca46b2?vq9j2p0wpmtdpfogvi

        Ouch!

        The sec of state appointment will tell us a lot.

        Nothing will surprise me, though. I’ve already posted several times on his choosing arch-neocon James Woolsey as a “national security” adviser.

      • RoHa
        November 14, 2016, 7:35 pm

        “Britain will have some “very difficult” conversations with the President-elect in coming months over his approach to Russia. ”

        Look, Mr. Trump, Britain has been a loyal poodle to the US for years. We have done everything the US asked. And for the last few years we have been following you in demonizing Russia. Sanctions, troops and planes to supportISIS the moderate rebels in Syria, rude words about Assad – the lot! We’re even sending 800 British soldiers to one of those Baltic places. (That’ll have the 230,000 soldiers of the Russian Army quaking in their snow-covered boots!)

        And now you tell us you want to stop all that at once, be nice to the Russians, and help them to defeat the moderate rebels in Syria ISIS and support Assad!

        We’re going to look a right lot of Charlies.

        It’ll just confirm what the British public already thinks of us.

        So could we have a few really nice trade deals? At least then we could stick two fingers up at Juncker, and maybe push the pound up a bit. (The latter is important because RoHa told us he has a tidy chunk of cash in the UK and he wants to move it to Australia.)

  19. Citizen
    November 13, 2016, 8:34 am

    BREAKING : The Failing New York Times Issues an Apology to it’s Readers for Biased Reporting http://truthfeed.com/breaking-the-failing-new-york-times-issues-an-apology-to-its-readers-for-biased-reporting/35225/

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