Monday, July 16, 2018

For None Dare Call it Treason

(By American Zen’s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari)
"Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? 
For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason." - Sir John Harington
And it all started out so promisingly.
     Trump arrived in Helsinki last night our time looking more rumpled, jet-lagged and beat-up than a piece of lost luggage. Still, ever the master statesman, Trump immediately set out to apologize for America. You know, the same thing he ragged on Obama for (he didn't, but after the Bush years, God knows he should've). If Donald Trump was even remotely capable of sincerely apologizing for anything, maybe he could have and may have apologized to Putin even though it was the fault of Putin's own intelligence spies for revealing the real identity behind Guccifer 2.0 that opened the door for Mueller's latest 12 indictments last Thursday.
     Then Trump had this to say in the wee hours of the morning:
     Because, you know, he wants to salvage what he can out of this employee performance review.
     And, sure enough, less than four hours later, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed with him, fittingly enough, on Twitter.
     Meanwhile, in your classic power/dick move, Putin kept Trump waiting on the tarmac, according to CBS's Nora O'Donnell. You know, sort of like how Trump kept the Queen of England waiting 10 minutes last Thursday
     Then Trump attracted a protester and this happened:

      Yeah, the guy who bragged long after the fact, "You know, even if I didn't have a gun I woulda run right into that school to confront the shooter" ran like a tittie-twisted little bitch the moment he realized he was in the company of someone who didn't agree with him. Trump recently called golf his "primary form of exercise." But since he got to Helsinki, it seems to be running away from protesters. Looks like he didn't wait until 2020 to start running.

     But finally, the two Great Men got together and had their obligatory photo op and had their picture taken in right proper Soviet-era black and white so Trump could scowl at the cameras while looking like he just found out Tiffany's been fucking Brad Pitt on the Resolute Desk. And then came the press conference.
     Well, before that, this happened:..

      ...then this...
     Thank God Trump wasn't there to see that. He would have had to run twice in one day then Mike Pence would've been the next president. (Brr)
     Jim Acosta at CNN confirmed the man was an accredited journalist who was manhandled and literally dragged out by Finnish Security and US Secret Service while trying to hold up a sign that read “nuclear test ban treaty.” They wrestled it out of his hands and crumpled the paper to cover it.
     And then the dog and pony show really started.
     Putin said that since the Cold War had long ago ended, there's "no objective reason" why there should be any difficulties in US-Russia relations. Well, except for that Manchurian Candidate thingie.
     So, bottom line, a bunch of dick moves, power plays, lies, protesters, cos play, yada yada.
     People keep calling this so-called summit an act of treason. In itself, it's not treason for a US President to meet the Russian president. What's treasonous is that Trump is allowed to meet with Putin in the first place after the shenanigans of the 2016 election. So, until the convictions start rolling in, none but liberals will dare call what Trump is doing treason.
     So who's prospering?

     Yes, there's something rotten in the state of Denmark and Finland, too, it appears.

3 Comments:

At July 16, 2018 at 4:23 PM, Blogger Stan B. said...

Don't forget to vote November: GOP/NRA/KGB-Trump/PUTIN; Russia 4EVER... MAGA Baby!!!

 
At July 16, 2018 at 6:37 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

We're all going to be reading Margaret fucking Atwood tonight.

 
At July 17, 2018 at 8:53 AM, Blogger Ed said...

No Treason
The Constitution of No Authority
by Lysander Spooner

I.
The Constitution has no inherent authority or obligation. It has no authority or obligation at all, unless as a contract between man and man. And it does not so much as even purport to be a contract between persons now existing. It purports, at most, to be only a contract between persons living eighty years ago. [This essay was written in 1869.] And it can be supposed to have been a contract then only between persons who had already come to years of discretion, so as to be competent to make reasonable and obligatory contracts. Furthermore, we know, historically, that only a small portion even of the people then existing were consulted on the subject, or asked, or permitted to express either their consent or dissent in any formal manner. Those persons, if any, who did give their consent formally, are all dead now. Most of them have been dead forty, fifty, sixty, or seventy years. and the constitution, so far as it was their contract, died with them. They had no natural power or right to make it obligatory upon their children. It is not only plainly impossible, in the nature of things, that they could bind their posterity, but they did not even attempt to bind them. That is to say, the instrument does not purport to be an agreement between any body but "the people" THEN existing; nor does it, either expressly or impliedly, assert any right, power, or disposition, on their part, to bind anybody but themselves. https://jim.com/treason.htm

 

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