The Next Few Weeks Will Decide the Fate of American Democracy

Waiting for November is a Fool’s Game

The Senate trial of Donald Trump begins January 21. 2020. The GOP Senators control the balance of power. Although 23 of them are up for election, November is a long way off. Whatever happens in the next 30 days, during the trial, will not be the pressing issues when November rolls around.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, clearly partners in crime, are focused on stealing and holding the mantle of US government and democracy. If Trump is acquitted, they will spend the next six months sowing confusion and discord so this trial, which they hope to turn into a sham with no facts and witnesses, will be nearly forgotten by then. They know what all con men know. A voting public that is is struggling to keep ends met, has a very short attention span.

So it is up to we the people, those who want to conserve the US democracy, Constitution and rule of law, to treat the next thirty days as if our democracy depends on it. I’m sorry to use the “cancer” meme – being a rogue cell disease survivor myself – but it is appropriate. Trump-ism is metastatic now. It has its own enforcer – Bill Barr. The refusal of senators to even recognize the disease of Trump-ism resembles the way cancers fool the immune system. Waiting for November is a gamble that poses a high risk of death for the US democracy.

These are the states that house the senators that need to be targeted by their constituents. Sadly, they represent only 34% of the US population. But take heart. There are only 24 senators to petition, and they have shown us all they care about is staying in office. And if that is all they care about, that presents a path forward. And one of them, Doug Jones in Alabama, is a Democrat.

So in the next two weeks, we only need to show 23 people they have no chance of being re-elected if they will not allow witnesses, and documents and then, if the evidence is clear, vote to remove what all Americans know down-deep is a traitorous, uncaring, inept, greed-oriented, criminal POTUS, who is suborned by his past crimes and aligned with dictators, oligarchs and corporatism.

I am asking that the focus of groups like Indivisible, the Lincoln Group and others – start today. All focus should be on reaching the constituents in the states on this list. The rest of the country already wants the full truth to come out. No sense preaching to the choir.

Thank You

Below are links to my most relevant posts over the last three years of Trump-ism. They explain how we got here – and how we can get out this dark place. It begins with we the people. What are we going to do to preserve American democracy? Right now, our focus needs to be on 24 state senators.

Trump and Putin: Partners in the Biggest Crime in World History

We Need That WW2 Teamwork Spirit Again Right Now

What Does 2020 Look Like After the Senate Acquits?

Financial Criminals: the Masterminds Behind Most of the World’s Problems

Election Meddling by Foreigners is an Attack on Our Commonwealth

“Cyber” is the New “War” and Putin is Cyber Warfare’s First Master

Trump’s Main Problem – Cheating To Win

We Need That WW2 Teamwork Spirit Again Right Now

America Only Won WW2 Because We Worked Together as a Team.

In WW2 we let FDR have a 3rd term because we knew we were at war and could not afford to be divided. We can’t afford this inner division today either – but we don’t seem to know that. Dems must show the American people they can unite their party if they expect the country to believe they can unite the country. Both sides will respect that. After all, if they can’t unite the “left” how can they unite the country?

We are at war in the USA. We are at war with foreign enemies that want to exploit our riches. We are at war with Trump’s GOP party selling our rights and assets to the highest bidders. We are at war with Mother Nature, who seems to want to get rid of us for our polluting ways.  And at the same time, we are at war with each other, which makes it difficult for Americans to prevail at any effort.

I am old enough to remember first-hand the spirit of the WW2 generation. They were not the greed is good generation nor the it’s all about me generation. The greatest generation citizens resigned to do their parts to defeat German Nationalism with a spirit of teamwork and without ego. Now we have a combination of corporatism and American Nationalism to defeat. And they are about to shut the door on democracy. The moment the Senate acquits – it’s really over. Praying for votes in this rigged environment is not a plan. Hoping there will be a fair election is not a plan. It is a hope or a prayer.

Trump knows exactly how long he has to completely take this government over – from the justice department installations to the election fixing with our enemies. Trump is working every day to have our democracy be gone before the 2020 election. Why? Trump knows the term that follows his presidential term may be a prison term.

A Short Delay on the Impeachment Vote in the House would have been ideal

As of today, it will be too late to delay the House vote on impeachment, but that only makes the other parts of this strategy more urgent. What I had hoped was that we could have cited that the GOP said they want more evidence of a crime. We could have agreed to use the next six weeks to push for what they asked for – more evidence. We could have used that time to form and broadcast Team America and start campaigning in a new way. And not so much to our side. Team America will have the left if it’s put together right. Team America campaigns 50% to red state citizens.

So now we have to start right away. I mean this week if possible. The Senate will be on speed dial to acquittal – and on 1/23/20 – they are already.

TEAMWORK

The remaining viable candidates can meet in a room after the next debate and settle on who will be the Democratic candidates for president, vice president, chief of staff and district attorney. There is a place for all the candidates in a new administration if they want it. Warren and Bernie’s message must not be ignored. They must set aside their egos. There is no place for someone who just “wants” to be president. We have that guy now.

Then our Team America pools resources and donations, which focuses our war chess, and gets to work – mainly to show the American people what they can do for the citizens of the USA. This surprise tactic of running for president with a VP and cabinet in place will work. It makes a spirited WW2 statement from day one. How can it not work?

The optics are spectacular. Instead of 20 candidates telling undecided American voters why they are best for the top job – we present one well-prepared team, ready on day-one to get long overdue jobs done for all Americans.

Even MAGA people will go for that. They know they are being lied to. They just don’t know who will be there for them on our side because right now – we don’t even know. They will remain tuned out to our overtures until we decide who we are. Next July? It may be too late by then.

And here is a truly fresh idea. I don’t play horses, but I know there is something called a double-entry ticket. You bet on two horses and if either wins you win. Two is an even number so if there were two presidents there could be stalemates for the commander-in-chief. But not if there were three! Imagine three presidents. If there is a decision that needs a split-second reply – it’s two out of three. No problem really.

And maybe we will need three presidents working to undo all the damage Trump has done do our standing in the world – and to America as well – with his climate denial. Maybe the job of president in this new cyber world has gotten too big for one man. I can’t think of one president since FDR who really did such a great job for the country – while unifying the country. Can you?

If i had to choose three – it would be easy really. It’s Biden for the left, Bernie on the right, and … Bloomberg in the middle. The three B’s! The fight would be over – and so would Trump-ism. And MAGA folk WILL vote for this! They will love the three presidents idea. They chose Trump because they wanted to shake up the system. They got that. But Trump is shaking up the system to benefit the wealthy and mainly himself. That’s not what MAGA folk wanted. This presents a way of shaking up the system. And I guess there is still a VP and a chain of command. If this happened, I don’t think we would ever return to one president again. No one man could defeat a team of three. It’s really clever.

And each president sort of has his specialty within this concept: Bloomberg – raw organization skills. No one better on the planet for that. Biden – his unifying style, but also for his experience in “being there”. And Bernie – his progressive ideas on healthcare and for the left side of our party and grassroots appeal. If Warren were not so close to Bernie, I would place her there too. Maybe she is VP.

A singular president of the USA – in this complicated world we are in today – perhaps it’s time has passed. When jobs are tough, we employ teams of lawyers and teams of doctors too. Maybe we can have a three person presidential team. Would you pull the lever for this team?

And yes, they still need to choose a VP because if something happens to one of them there always has to be an odd number of presidents. Any way to get to teamwork and fast – is fine with me. Why? We are at war with Russia and their Trojan Horse installation in our government. We are at war with ourselves at the same time. The prognosis is not good. What we are doing is not working. Waiting for the rigged 2020 election is not going to work. And this unites the party and the country. So why not just do it?

The way we campaign for president during a time of war should be different than it is in normal times.  What we can expect on our current path is more of the same old: -debates – after-which we learn little new – nor convert any voters to our common causes. More circular firing squads. And all the while, the Trump team which clearly extends back to Russia, speaks in unison. We are strategically handicapped because we play by rules, conventions and traditions while the Trump Team does not. If we had fought WW2 this way, we’d all be speaking German here today.

There’s no room for it’s all about me now. And there are other ways to get to teamwork. The traditional one POTUS way can still work, but we need to choose quickly and wisely. And that won’t happen if they run against each other for six more months. “Teamwork Now” is about unifying our side so Trump supporters can see we mean business, and choose now to leave the party that really is abandoning them. And they know that. They just don’t see a life raft to jump over to, because we won’t have that life raft ready until July. Is that smart?

Finally, this is for Nancy and Adam. If the GOP will not allow witnesses then on the day you know that, subpoena Bolton to testify in the House. And if they vote to acquit, then on that same day announce you will add a third article of impeachment and this time call witnesses in the House and force the courts to expedite testimony in the interest of national security. Do not allow Trump to campaign as an acquitted president. He is going to arrest dissenters for presidential harassment. These impeachment discussions should be happening two weeks before the election anyway – the way Comey announced vs. HRC at the last moment. That worked did it not? Just think about what will work. Love like a Democrat. Fight like a Republican. It’s a metaphor.

I see we have finally got around to saying Trump cheats to win. I wrote about Trump’s cheating almost three years ago – having witnesses his cheating in 1967 at Penn and in AC in the 80’s. I am glad that ripple finally found its way into the mainstream of political thought.

Here is a link to that post on cheating.

Trump’s Main Problem: Cheating To Win posted August 2017.

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Also for Nancy. I wonder if you got Trump in a SCIF and offered him real immunity from STATE prosecution if he would step down. I wonder if you could offer John Bolton a job in the democratic side if he would switch? It’s not as if any one person can take us to war. I don’t think Bolton’s heart is on the wrong side. I would not mind him on a team on our side. Those were two probably crazy or illegal ideas. But I just want you to think the way Trump the criminal thinks. He might go for a deal to not run again. He knows what he has to lose.

What Does 2020 Look Like After the Senate Acquits?

Imagine America’s future was riding on a football game. The election of 2020 is that game in this analogy. One team has a captain and coach and the other team has 20 could-be quarterbacks and coaches, all sparring with each other. I think the favorite would the team with the strategic advantages. There is only one way to take away those strategic advantages. – We need a quarterback and head coach and now – while the game is on. When the Senate votes to end nullify the impeachment that will put us on defense for the rest of the game. Not smart.

I have explained that there is no rush to vote on impeachment. The big vote is 300 days away and most Americans don’t focus on elections until the last few weeks. That’s when Trump won 2016. And that’s when Trump will be trying to cheat to win again in 2020. A vote in Spring is a wiser strategy. It provides a time for public to digest what they are witnessing. The Spring ushers in renewed spirits and the weather is better for protesting too. We keep pushing for testimony from Bolton etc – and for Trump’s taxes. It also gives Trump time to self-destruct – which is a real possibility.

A few days ago, I figured Trump would wait for the Senate acquittal before coming after the FBI, the Free Press and his enemies in general. But just like his call to Zelensky followed the Mueller Report, Trump’s criminal mind tells him not to wait even one day.

And so now Trump and Barr are coming after the FBI. Why not? Imagine if Al Capone had been able to fire Elliot Ness. Getting rid of the cops that come after criminals is ideal … for the criminals. Donald Trump has created a portal to the world we saw in Back to the Future II when Biff takes over the world by … cheating to win. Life is imitating art.

So this is what we expect if the House lets the Senate acquit. Trump and Barr are partners in crime now. They have access to all the best criminal minds on the planet. But 52% of Americans are dug in against this Dystopian version of the United States. They won’t back down. But neither will Trump. He knows there is a good chance the term that follows his presidential term is a jail term. How does this not end like a Tarantino movie?

So 2020 will soon resemble a Civil War – a Cyber Civil War at first. Trump will continue to paint his opponents as “human scum”. They will bring out a phrase they have used very lightly so far: presidential harassment. They will state that coming after the president after he has been acquitted in the Senate is presidential harassment and is hurting the nation. Barr will arrest or indict some of his opponents and some reporters.

The fever pitch will rise as we approach the summer and the Democratic Convention. Security at the convention should be overly prepared because Trump and the Russians will have all their adversaries in one place for a week. This would be an ideal place for “an incident”. Those who cannot stomach Trump’s vile language and culture of hate will be in the streets protesting.

An incident at a Democratic street protest would also be ideal to break up the resistance. This is what Trump and Barr will be focused on during the run-up to the election. They will be focused on making decent citizens who want a better place for their children look like the bad guys. They will also focus on making Democrats look like the criminals. Lock them up may be their battle cry. We know it’s been Trump Barr and the GOP that are the bad guys. They have joined the criminals on the planet – like Putin – in an effort to subjugate the lives of everyday American and global citizens.

So yes. It was necessary to write and release Articles of Impeachment. Dems have done a great job. But they should not vote on them right away. Let it all sink in a few months. Set a date in late February or the early Spring, when the weather breaks. You never know when given time how Trump will shoot himself in the foot so bad that even his own base won’t like what they see. That is what we really need to happen, and it can – given time. Keep asking for his taxes and for the testimony he has obstructed. And then walk and chew gum for a few months.

In the gap between impeachment and voting for it, we totally change our strategy for the election of 2020!

America Won WW2 Because We Worked Together as a Team

WE NEED WW2 TEAMWORK AGAIN NOW

We are at war in the USA. We are at war with foreign enemies that want to exploit our riches. We are at war with Trump’s GOP party that sells our rights and assets to the highest bidders. And at the same time, we are at war with each other – which will make it very difficult to prevail in any effort.

I am old enough to remember first-hand the spirit of the WW2 generation. They were not the greed is good generation nor the it’s all about me generation. The greatest generation citizens resigned to do their parts to defeat German Nationalism without ego and with a spirit of teamwork. Now we have American Nationalism to defeat. And it’s not across the pond.

TEAMWORK

The viable candidates and those who really want to work to save this country should meet in a room and settle on who will be the Democratic candidates for president, vice president, chief of staff and district attorney. No one has to storm a beach. Then that team pools resources and gets to work – not only to beat Trump – but to show the American people on both sides what they can do for the citizens of the USA.

The above is where Amy can seal this all up with one or two calls. First Biden – who may say no. Then Bloomberg who should see its brilliance.

The optics are spectacular. Instead of 20 candidates telling undecided American voters why they are best for the top job – we present one well-prepared team, ready on day one to get the actual jobs done for all Americans. Even MAGA people will go for that. They know they are being lied to. They just don’t know who will be there for them on our side because we don’t know. Maybe they won’t like who we choose, so they stay with what they know – Trump. They will remain tuned out to our overtures until we decide. Till next July? Really?

We need the MAGA people to put pressure on their reps to break from Trump and Trumpism. The GOP reps are spineless. They will fold to pressure. The GOP will get smart and remove Trump from consideration. Romney will run. We’ll clean up the elections. The Russians won’t have a dog in the fight and won’t bother meddling. And democracy is saved!

Think ahead. This plan can’t lose. An election that includes Donald Trump is way too risky. And no plan can’t win.

About the author: Joseph Aronesty was a classmate to Donald Trump in 1967 at Penn and worked close to his casinos in Atlantic City from 86 to 99. He created one of the world’s first e-commerce web sites in 1996, which he still operates. Joseph is a dedicated father of five and plays at songwriting and tournament poker. His book “Deciphering the English Code” describes how spoken language evolved from body-sign language in Stone Age Africa and how all the world’s languages are related in very tangible accessible ways. He hopes to do a book tour after Trump is no longer POTUS and wonders if that will be 2021 or 2025.

About the author:

Joseph Aronesty was a classmate to Donald Trump in 1967 at Penn and worked close to his casinos in Atlantic City from 86 to 99. He created one of the world’s first e-commerce web sites in 1996, which he still operates. Joseph is a dedicated father of five and plays at songwriting and tournament poker. His book “Deciphering the English Code” describes how spoken language evolved from body-sign language in Stone Age Africa and how all the world’s languages are related in very tangible accessible ways.

Trump Knew He Was Caught. Fired Dan Coates Three Days After the Call

The timing of three events this summer makes it clear Donald Trump knew he had been caught doing something very wrong.

Mueller testified July 24. It went over largely like a lead balloon. Feeling emboldened, Trump called the Ukrainian President on July 25th – they very next day – to ask him to collect dirt on the Bidens. He’s not wasting any time. He essentially reenacted the same crime he committed in 2016, enrolling foreign help to fix a national election, but this time he got caught red-handed. This was like OJ going back to reclaim his memorabilia after he got away with murder.

Three days later on July 28th, Dan Coates was fired. That is not a coincidence. Coates was the head of US Intelligence and not a Trump stooge. He should have known about the call made the the Ukraine. If he brought this to Trump and Trump asked him to keep it quiet – that would have resulted in his firing. And Trump likely was informed that the head of DNI needed to be someone he could get an allegiance pledge from. Joe McGuire may be a Trump stooge who has been bribed with funds placed in a foreign bank account – and he will not willingly let this dirt get out. He looks clean, but his actions are suspect.

putin-hockey

Listen to what Putin said to a CBS reporter at a hockey game he plays in. Putin said with an undeniable smirk “Trump is acting in accordance with ( the laws of ) his own government”. And by acting, he meant taking action. “Trump is taking action in accordance with the laws of his own government”.

That is the only way to take over a country that is ruled by laws. You can use the loopholes and oversights in the current laws along with the many powers of the presidency to take over a country. Putin is Trump’s mentor, benefactor and his boss in international matters. This is also why we did not get the Helsinki meeting notes. Putin back-channels his autocrat lessons.

We have ourselves to blame for all this. When Trump fires a patriot to hire stooges – all I hear is the malarkey that “Trump deserves the cabinet he can work with”. Maybe an honest president does. But at some point we have to realize – like Putin says – we are letting a crook use our laws to drown this great country. Trumpism is like an auto-immune disease. We don’t recognize the threats because they masquerade as legal. 

We gave him Barr without reserve. We’ve let Trump put whomever he wants into key positions. And of course that is all working to Trump’s benefit. Where is Trump getting this strategy? It all points to Vladimir Putin, the man who successfully turned a free Russia into his own privately owned kingdom in a very short time. Trump can’t plan ahead. He is too busy watching TV and golfing to be brilliant at anything – except crime. Enough!

Why The Time To Impeach is Now

Impeachment is a strange fruit. The process was made intentionally long and difficult. Both houses must be on board but more importantly both sides of the America electorate must be on board.

We’ve all seen the pressure come and go with Donald Trump with all his many scandals. From “Russia, if you’re listening” to Access Hollywood to Helsinki, from Charlottesville to sh*thole countries and much more.

But the scandals that stick on both sides are the ones the seem to put our country in jeopardy. Both sides did not like Helsinki because we all sensed Trump could be compromised to Russia when he said “Putin was very powerful”. Both sides know that Russia does not have American interests at heart. This gaff still sticks in our throats because it affects our sense of national security.

And now it appears that one day after Mueller* did his feeble national appearance, Trump took a victory lap and felt secure enough to start enrolling foreign powers to affect our national elections again. He felt he had totally gotten away with whatever he did in 2016 and he was on to doing the same thing 2020.

I put the asterisk next to Mueller’s name because he testifies Monday and maybe he knows that the reason Trump tried to bribe Ukraine was because he failed to reach the American public with his performance. He’s got another chance now – and Mueller now sees how his lukewarm performance emboldened Trump to do more of the same exact crimes he was investigating. I’m not holding my breath for Mueller, but he was once a warrior – and maybe that instinct will resurface.

#WhistleBlowerGate is a clear abuse of power by Donald Trump. But it’s also an abuse that compromises our national security by bugging our free election process. Both sides see that clearly now. And that is super important because public support on both sides is needed to ride the impeachment wave to the safety of the shore.

The time to impeach is now while both sides are united and feeling betrayed. And I mean this week. Timing is everything. Stalling will be Trump’s plan with this Ukraine thing. If we also stall it will just fizzle the necessary public support to conduct impeachment. This window will not stay open long. We should have learned that by now.

There is also this. MAGA folk do not respect sissies. And maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe it’s good that a portion of our electorate respects the traditional icon of a warrior leader. Maybe it’s built in to them for a reason. Maybe to protect us. So it has occurred to me that at least some MAGA folk are looking for a reason to dump Trump and just has not seen it yet from the left side. Show them strength and this movement can gather steam. Show them weakness and deliberation – and it will fizzle out. Biden seemed to know that today. Good work Joe.

I think we all are longing for that great American feeling of national unity and pride again. If we impeach now it might be closer than we think.

The Druglord Sacklers and Slumlord Trumps Have Something In Common

Druglord Sacklers behind Oxycontin epidemic – The Trumps also won’t let us see their finances

The Trumps and the Sacklers have something in common. Both families are now actively trying to hide their assets, wealth and tax reports from US government scrutiny by exporting their dollars to foreign bank accounts. It’s called money laundering.  

The Sacklers are trying to avoid law suit payments to the people they have hurt and killed with their drugs. The Trumps have many other reasons to launder money. None of them are good.

It’s clear anyone who engages in money laundering knows it’s a crime and is okay with the risk of engaging in crimes for personal profit. A president who has crossed that line will continue to engage in crimes to cover up past and ongoing crimes. It’s quite a risky line to cross. Most citizens are honorable and would not even consider money laundering to save taxes.

This should also be clear. Any person who engages in money laundering does not deserve any public trust and does not deserve to be in any public office – let alone the highest office in the USA.

There are only a few subsets of people that are okay with money laundering.

  • The uber greedy. The Trumps are in that subset, along with the Sackers and the Jeffrey Epsteins of the world.
  • Lowly criminals – people trying to raise their wealth without caring about what laws or obstacles stand in their way. Paul Manafort would fit that bill. Donald Trump would have been in that subset in 1987 – when he owned a casino and did not want to pay his fair share of taxes. Russian mob players are in that subset too.
  • Dictators like Vladimir Putin, MBS and Chairman Kim.

Why would a dictator want or need to do money laundering? That is easy. Dictators all run kleptocracies.

When autocrats steal money and basic rights like free and fair elections from their own people they know they are committing crimes against humanity. They really don’t want to get caught. Autocrats may not be historians, but everyone knows what happened to Marie Antoinette and the Romanovs. So out of prudence, they hide their stolen money in foreign banks accounts so it’s safer from whatever laws and revolutionary forces might still exist in their own countries. They try to keep stolen money out of sight. They don’t want public outrage to get out of control.

For these reasons and others, all dictators are money launderers. There are long-standing financial support systems for money launderers. There is a network of banks that are friendly to money launderers in places like Cyprus, Panama, Switzerland and the Bahamas. This is not new. The Russian Mafia is one group of money launderers loyal to Russia, but they are not alone.  This also why Trump does not show his taxes. The Trumps clearly have plenty to hide or they would release tax returns.

Putin, Chairmen Kim and Trump are currently operating as kleptomaniacs propped up by the seals and law enforcement agencies of their governments. What do you think the air force stopping at his golf resort was all about?

Many don’t know Vladimir Putin was elected in a democratic Russia. Once in power, in just a few years, he stole about 150 billion dollars, often killing his opponents. His next move was to declare Russia’s press, the Pravda was fake news. He shut Pravda down so he could continue to hide his crimes from the public. I’m sure Trump would like to shut down CNN and MSNBC.

Money launderers have a saying they operate by: They only know what you tell them. Trump said that once early in his presidency. It went right over everyone’s head. Not mine. I knew what that meant to Trump. I had heard it growing up in the jewelry business.  For me, it was about how you “romance stones”. They only know what you tell them meant one could make up beautiful stories about jewels and that is all the customer would know. I never bought into that meme. I found a way to be honest about my selling. I was a Penn graduate – and had that dignity even as a young entrepreneur. But I knew it went on, and was effective. Truly, those who told the best stories sold better than I did. Trump bought into that meme.

This is exactly why Trump also says the press is the enemy of the people. A free press educates the public so that the truth is clear, Then the lies that an autocrat tells won’t take root in the public. Trump knows silencing the press worked for Putin. It also worked for Stalin and Hitler.

Yes. America is stronger than Russia was when Putin took over. But be aware: No country in all of history has ever been impervious to demise. 

My fellow Americans, does any of this sound like what we want here in the USA?

The Russians have long had Trump’s back. Trump held Miss Universe pageants in Moscow. There were plans to build a Trump Tower Moscow. This is why Helsinki had that private meeting. They needed private space to talk about old money deals. This is also why Pompeo did not get invited in. Autocrats don’t want anyone to know the scope of their crimes. They only know what you tell them applies to all except the most inner family –members. In Trump’s case that’s Kushner, Don Jr. and Ivanka.

Putin has the dictator map (below) all figured out. He knows he can’t get China to align with Russia. But if he can get Trump and the USA – then essentially he has the balance of power over the entire globe. That is Putin’s plan. Trump functions as a useful idiot in that plan. 

And now it’s up to us – Americans on both sides united – to stop the world’s autocrats grand plan because we know – what they want does not end well for any of us. Ask people living in Russia, North Korea or Venezuela how their dictatorships are working for them. You know that answer. We know that answer, We have never wanted that for the USA since day one in 1776.

Trump is a player in what is called the Russian Mafia.Putin is its kingpin.Putin can seize Trump’s Russian-parked money if Trump does not help Putin secure his money in the US. It’s quid pro quo. They have each other’s backs. Criminals work that way.

Paul Manafort was overheard asking if getting Trump elected would square a debt with a Russian oligarch. That’s a quid pro quo. Trump is just as guilty as Manafort when it comes to financial crimes. They all play this game together. As long as they can keep their foreign bank accounts hidden – this will continue.

This is the real problem on the planet. Not terrorism. Not even hunger. Those are both driven by the greedy money launderers’ plans and we have ways to address these problems if only we can throw off the yokes of the autocrats.

Money laundering criminals are the masterminds behind most of the physical crimes against humanity.Now that group includes the druglord Sacklers.

In Russia, everyone knows Putin is a criminal dictator. They are mostly okay with it. They have no choice. Voicing opposition is dangerous. But in the USA, a criminal president is not okay.  We still have a free press in spite of Trump’s calls of “fake news”.

I’m not so sure about the justice system. Trump main accomplishment so far has been installing administrators and justices that are corruptible.  We all saw Trump appointing a loyalist to be AG – so why we allowed without forcing Barr recuse himself seemed stupid and naive. Having justices on your side is a huge advantage for any dictator. Trump knows how Putin took Russia.

And Putin has a huge advantage in the spy vs. spy game. Putin can tell Trump exactly what to say and do.  If Trump does not comply, the dirt Putin has on Trump can be leaked and/or his assets in Russia could be seized. The private Helsinki meeting was also about Putin “powerfully” explaining to Trump what will happen if he does not live up to his end of the bargain made for Putin’s 2016 election help. That’s why we didn’t get the notes. 

Americans and GOP particularly, know this. Coddle autocrats at our own risk. Autocrats always have back-up plans. And those could include war, catastrophe that forces martial law, hacking the grid on Election Day and/or the fixing of elections.

The GOP is okay with all this crime because they know they can’t win an honest presidential election in 2020. So it is our job as US and global citizens to raise our voices and vote out the GOP at every level.

If we only accomplish only those two things – we can get back to addressing the real monsters in the room – climate change and income inequality.

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G7 Leaders: We Need Your Help Now the Way You Needed the USA in 1943

It’s time for Macron and Merkel to help America our the way we did for them in WW2. Trump needs to turn the USA into an autocracy to keep his stolen money safe from those he has robbed, which is essentially the American Commonwealth.

Please tell Donald Trump, who is himself sold out to big oil, that you want no part of a G7 meeting at his golf resort. He is making a laughing stock out of your mission anyway. You would do us a favor to just say the USA is out until Trump is gone. And there is a good chance that Trump will not be in office next year anyway.

One bold statement on the world stage now would do as much for the USA and democracy that out troops did at Dunkirk. It’s time to pay that debt forward. I hope you will consider this.

Donald Trump. If you really want the G7 at Doral then do it legally. Sell the club. Not to family. Then you will be fine with this. Of course, no one expects you to do the right thing for the USA. Not your thing. Never was – was it?

The rest was written during the 2019 G7 meeting.

Having just offered to buy Greenland, Donald Trump is headed off for the G7 as if he belongs there with well-intended leaders and scientists. I just wonder why he is even being allowed to go make his presence there. Is the G7 no longer a serious venture?

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Our planet needs climate coordination more than ever now, and the G7 leaders are allowing the POTUS, a major climate denier, to show up and spout his destructive memes on the world stage? It makes no sense.

To the G7 leaders: If you are serious about global warming, blackball Donald Trump from the G7 now or at the first sign that he wants to be a bull in your china shop.

It’s not too late. In fact, letting the Trumps take the trip only to be turned away would be exactly what the Trumps deserves. Shaming him on the world stage will actually help the GOP sellouts turn on Trump. They are privately getting warm to the idea. But they are mostly cowards. Make it easier for them.

If Trump can’t be seen to have a shot at winning in 2020, the GOP will stray – and soon. And if we get rid of Trump, then your work at the G7 becomes more do-able. So sending the Trumps from G7 may save the work of the G7. And it would makes you look serious about the tasks ahead. It’s a win/win. 

G7 leaders: Help your American friends. The timing is good now, especially after Greenland. It’s cyber war. This won’t take bullets. Just words. The dignity and holiness of the G7 agenda will be severely undercut by the mere presence of the Trumps at the G7 meetings. Macron: you have no idea how weak you look embracing Donald Trump. Trump does not respect his office of presidency, so what does it say when you show him respect?

Democracy and science are now under attack.  It is one basic attack – on truth. This attack is antithetical to the G7 mission. You should not allow one the major attackers to be part of your serious work. You would be “koshering” a major science denier and devaluing the sincerity of the G7.

A cyber-attack was launched in 2015 by money launderers partnering with big corporations.  Their goals are to hide their financial crimes while they steer the world back-in-time towards an oligarchy, where money alone rules. This path will be detrimental to all 7 billion global citizens.

Words are the weapons in a cyber war. – Remaining silent is to accept defeat.
 
Donald Trump has made it clear he is fully willing to steer the world on a path to oblivion as long as he can keep his ill-got money and stay out of jail for his crimes over the years. If Trump he can’t win in 2020, he may blow the whole thing up trying.

There are now many here in the USA who want Trump out asap, even within the GOP. G7 world leaders can help in that effort with a statement they can fashion in their own words along these lines. 

I would like to hear something like this from Macron:

After Donald Trump became president, it soon became clear he was willing to lie to his own people on a daily basis. If Trump is willing to lie to his own people to “win”, as he calls it, then how can he be trusted to keep his deals and former agreements with foreigners?   

The conclusion that I, and most world leaders, have reached is Donald Trump cannot be trusted to be honorable.  He has proven that over and over again, first as a citizen and now as the US president.

Therefore we are not going allow the Trumps to take part in the G7 meetings. We will wait for 2021 or for Americans to come to their senses.  

Something like that needs to be heard from Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron – and other respected world leaders. America now could use some help from the world stage leaders, the same way we helped Europe 75​ years ago

We are living in a world community now. ​ Words started this war. Words can end it. .

I am asking all global citizens to contact their presidents and senators. Let’s get this done. Blackball the Trumps for the G7 meetings and then get down to real work.

The mad, maniacal drama we are witnessing since Trump took the helm is the exact opposite of the cool-handed leadership we sorely need right now. Trump is like a hot fuse in a room filled with nitroglycerin. A simple unintended accident now and the word goes boom. 

All it will take to win this war of words, is words. No bombs, no bullets, no troops. We need influential people to deliver some thoughtful heartfelt words on the world stage.

GOP politicians here will soon realize they will be voted out of power in 2020. And they will turn on Trump. Help them see how fatally doomed the Trump agenda is. Speak out now. The world is watching.

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We are all global citizens. We all have a stake in peace. I am just trying to do what I can as a citizen. Joseph Aronesty

Joseph Aronesty – josepharonesty@gmail.com

Can We Stop Our President from Spewing Hate?

I went swimming today at the new El Segundo outdoor pool outside Los Angeles. There was a diverse racial mix at the pool. As I looked around the pool, I thought about what happened in Texas – and I was grateful. We Angelinos have a long history of not making race a divisive issue in our communities. And that helps Los Angeles be one of the greatest cities to live in on the planet. It dawned on me right there: racial tension is a very expensive commodity for both the targets and the haters.

If people can’t work together in harmony, commerce suffers which affects real estate values. Why is a home in Los Angeles so much pricier than in most other American cities? Some say supply and demand. But on the demand side, it’s assets like proximity to commerce and access to opportunity, education and creature comforts that makes Los Angeles expensive. Racial harmony plays a big part in those demand-side factors.

Indeed, racial harmony would be an asset to any community. El Paso has been living proof of that for many years. So I wonder why Donald Trump has not learned that yet – by age seventy-three. Yes, Trump started his business career as a slumlord in the 70’s and they often learn a sort of business-related racial bias. But this is 2019. It seems to me that fostering an attitude of love and acceptance for others is not only what all our religions teach – it’s also smart business. Does he simply not care about his enemies, even if they are American citizens? Is that not a violation of his oath to protect and serve all Americans?

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Add this up. Donald Trump must know it’s not in his interest to fail as president – but he keeps up the hateful rhetoric. Perhaps Donald Trump is actually trying to divide the United States? It sure looks and sounds that way. And if he is actively doing this, for whom – and to what end for Americans?

If we think Trump ends with the next election, I say Trump already knows that’s how he is supposed to be removed from power. He also knows he has committed serious crimes that a new regime will likely prosecute. That means Trump will do his best to make sure there’s not going to be a fair election. Trump has shown his cards. He has no respect for elections or laws. Nothing is off this table. Maybe he’ll have us fighting in the streets by then and the election will be put off until he can figure out “what the hell is going on?”

After El Paso, I am also very concerned that part of Trump’s motive in promoting hate is to push someone in the immigrant community over the edge to commit a heinous crime that all Americans will detest. Think one step ahead of this maniac. Let’s get that word out. Because if that happens, Trump can strike back with some semblance of moral authority. If Trump keeps up his divisive rhetoric, you can be sure this is his goal. He may even set the crime up. Nothing is off his table.

In the end, racism is just bad business and very contagious. Love is smart business and also contagious. That’s what America must decide ASAP. I see no reason to wait for an election to decide who we are as Americans.

It’s time someone in the House advances a law that prohibits politicians from inciting or targeting any group of Americans with hate speech? When Trump says the fake news is the enemy of the people, that is a violation of his presidential oath. Reporters are US citizens – and his words are endangering them. The penalty for clear repeated violation of this oath must be enforced removal from office.

After what we have been through this summer, if we allow the President of the United States to continue to instigate racism and hate, maybe America is the real sh*thole country.

Trump also knows you win elections in the last 10 days. So this all just gets more dangerous as we approach Election Day 2020.