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.

englishcode.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/trump-cheats/

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.

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

How they plan to end the American Democracy in 2020

Donald Trump first made his marks as a con man in NYC real estate, following in his father’s footsteps. If you had any doubt about that, consider the kind of man that opens a university touting it can help people be rich like him, but then proceeds to bilk his “students” out of their last savings -and without even teaching them anything of financial value. That’s a con man’s game. A pretty good con too, as who’s to say what an education is? And even at that, he settled for 25 million to dismiss the class-action suit.

Do you know what these con men do behind the scenes? They laugh about it all and exchange tales of who did the biggest con. How do I know this? I was brought up in Atlantic City and my first businesses were sort of Wharton School* versions of Nucky Thompson auction houses. I was a jeweler and art dealer on the boardwalk in the 70’s and 80’s. This is exactly what con men and even their employees talk about among themselves when they are not selling.

It’s as if they are all jealous of the guy making the biggest con. Even at family gatherings – weddings and funerals too – the men got together to talk about who made the biggest con like football players talk about great plays.

This is our president now. He is a con man and a crook – and everyone who ever did business with him knows that. An when he cons you – and lies and wins – he laughs with his friends and family and gets off on that. They laugh back too. Now as president, he has been allowed to surround himself with protectors within the structure of our body politic. So we are in real trouble here folks.

We need to start thinking how con men think. And because I was there once – at least close enough to witness real con men at work – ( I never bought into that world and got away when I could ) I am very well suited to tell the world what con man Trump will do next – and how to beat him at his own game.

There should be no doubt that Donald Trump has some sort of mutually profitable business partnership with Vladimir Putin . Everyone can see the Russians are hacking elections – here, there and everywhere – to get their business partners into public offices. Candidate Trump openly welcomed Russian election help, and President Trump is doing nothing to stop the hacking and influence campaigns for Election 2020. It should also be clear that Donald Trump owes Putin for election help and Putin fully expects to be paid back for his efforts.

I spoke to Ted Lieu about declaring election meddling to be an Act of War vs. the US Commonwealth. I explained to him that cyber war is still war – because the goals are the same as weapon war. The goal of war is to take something from another sovereign power. Affecting our free and fair elections takes more from us than any physical war could. It takes away our ability to steer the ship we call government for our own benefit. Ted told me that calling election meddling “war” – even “cyber war” was “incendiary”. It felt like he dismissed the idea. But categorizing election tampering as “Acts of Cyber War” would make what Trump, Guiliani and others are doing for Trump treasonous – which is what it is. And the punishments for treason are super high.

This is what I presented to Ted Lieu. It worth a quick read. https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/act-of-war/

Donald Trump is a Trojan Horse president. We essentially welcomed a criminal to be POTUS. He owes the world’s most dangerous person for his help in the 2016 election – and that help has begun for the 2020 election. These guys know they can’t win an honest election. They don’t want 2020 to be a fair election.

No one can say exactly what those two have promised to each other, but one thing is sure. If Putin leaks the details of their conversations, Trump would be arrested. But if Trump leaked to the Russian press, Putin would just laugh it off because no one can do anything to him. Putin has the upper hand in the Putin-Trump partnership – and that should worry all Americans. Putin also has total control of the Russian armed forces, police, press and it’s biggest businesses. Trump needs to get to that same place to avoid the justice that will certainly come his way when and if he becomes a citizen again.

Trump’s first recorded words, when Hillary called to concede were, “This should be interesting” – as if talking to himself. For weeks after, he went around saying “Can you believe it? I am president!” He did not prepare to be president at all. He was surprised, caught flat-footed – and a bit scared from the onset.

The moment Hillary conceded, Donald Trump knew he became the dog that caught the bus. That’s why he said “this should be interesting”. His thoughts turned to realizing that as president, his life of crimes and cons would be harder to keep out of the public domain. That’s why we’ve never see his taxes. He knows they will certainly incriminate him.

And now, Trump’s past crimes problem have become our problem. As much as Trump might seem to revel in this impeachment, he knows the term that follows his presidency may be a prison term. At the every least, Trump can’t be sure he won’t do jail time for what he has done – and must now continue to do.

So if you asked me, if Trump be willing to surrender to Putin in order to be president for life here – I’d tell you straight out – the answer is yes. He is already surrendering because he is letting Russians hack our elections again. In 2016, he was not yet president when he worked with Putin to rig the election. Obama should have shut Trump down when he could have, but he thought Trump would lose, so he let it go. That was Obama’s big mistake. It has become our nightmare.

Trump is now stuck trying to legally become the first dictator of the USA. But know that Donny is just a con man. He does not think six moves ahead like his poli-sci teacher, Vladimir Putin, who is not only Trump’s business partner in these crimes, but clearly the senior partner in the relationship.

putin-hockey

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

It’s as if Putin said whatever Trump does – he does legally – in accordance with US laws. Why would he say that? When Trump asked Putin, in their private meetings in Helsinki, how he took over Russia – which is “such a big country” Putin told him how he did it. I am sure it sounded something like this. “Donny. You can’t use force at first. First, I used existing Russian laws to grab more power. When I had enough power, I changed the laws. Then I shut down the free press, took the businesses and become president for life. You can do this too. I will teach you. ”

Putin informed Trump how to take over the USA the way he took Russia. And he leaked it to the CBS reporter with a smirk. These con men all like to leak-brag a bit. Remember when Trump told Bill Barr at the Rose Garden something to the effect of ” God speed – have a great life”? That was Trump leak/bragging about his job interview with Barr – wherein he got a promise of loyalty in return for payments in foreign bank accounts. That’s how these criminals operate – each and every time. Thick as thieves.

Why did Trump grab the interpreter’s notes in Helsinki? Those conversations were the height of treason. Watch Trump’s body language as he follows Putin to the stage and says “Putin very powerfully told me he didn’t do it”. It’s as if he had just been read the riot act moments before they took the stage. The words “very powerfully” were a leak. They leaked that Trump had just seen a powerful presentation of Putin’s entire game plan for world dominance – and also how he had the goods on Trump if he was not going along with it.

Now as to why Putin cares so much about getting more powerful – when he already has Russia – you have to understand why autocracies and democracies are natural born enemies. The autocrats are criminals that have ascended to power and they don’t want their citizens to find out that there are places where citizens enjoy free and fair elections. And it’s hard today, with the internet, to keep citizens from finding out how the other side lives. There’s no Iron Curtain any more – though the Chinese sure try at this – don’t they? This post explains that we are fighting criminals – not statesmen. The map in this post is a must see. https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/dictator-map/

Trump only has the brains and patience to handle the “big stuff”. He is not a detail person – never was – never will be. He is a con man. I worked with these guys for 20 years. They are all the same on many levels.

I want to end this post with links to a few more posts and this news that just came across. On Monday, January 13th, Bill Barr told reporters that any counterintelligence investigations into presidential campaigns will require his approval. In this post from months ago, I explained what the post-Senate acquittal world will look like. It’s going to start resembling Putin’s Russia around here and fast. It has to in order for Trump to follow in Putin’s footsteps.

The silencing of the Free Press will begin within a few days after his acquittal. They will say he is acquitted – and that any attempt to go after him again is presidential harassment – a term they have leaked before. Barr will make it illegal to go after Trump any more – as long as he is president. He will try to make it illegal for the house to bring new charges as well.

This is why I do not support Pelosi turning this over to Mitch until she knows exactly what the rules are and it is agreed that there will be witnesses, documents and – most importantly – Trump’s taxes.

Simply put, you can’t have a trial for obstructing justice and allow the indicted to obstruct justice within that trial. It just does not add up. I believe even if they do allow witnesses, the sold out GOP will not vote against Trump regardless of what they hear – as many are complicit in his criminality. We won’t like the post senate acquittal world at all. So why go there?

Love like a democrat, fight like a Republican. That is my battle cry. McConnell held up a SCOTUS nominee for ten months. We can hold this fake impeachment up for two or three months or at least until we get witnesses and documents – which should include taxes. We won’t get another chance to do this right.

When the weather breaks, the public can put the pressure on the 22 GOP senators that are up for election this cycle. This is all moving too fast – and the GOP likes it. That alone should inform Nancy to hold off and blame Trump and the GOP to wait for all three things – witnesses, documents and taxes. – Just blame the delay on the indicted president’s obstruction. Then walk and chew gum for a few months.

*And yes, I sat in a class with Donny Trump in 1967 – and he cheated then too. He paid a classmate to do his work. That’s cheating.

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.

Election Meddling by Foreigners Is an Attack on Our Commonwealth

What is our commonwealth? It is the resources we share as Americans. Our roads, our national parks - and yes - our constitutionally mandated system of one vote for every citizen in free and fair elections. 

In essence, this is a plan to get Trump to stand down and resign. If you feel this presents a winning idea, please get this message to people with larger mics or express this meme to them in your own words.

TREASON IS DEFINED AS ACT OF BETRAYAL DURING WAR. 

What constitutes “WAR” is not defined in Constitution! The nature of wars change over time with technology. Today a CYBER WAR IS REAL WAR! And we are LOSING THIS CYBER WAR with TRUMP at the helm.

WHAT IS A WAR BUT AN EFFORT TO TAKE SOMETHING FROM ANOTHER SOVEREIGN COUNTRY? We have the Mueller Report saying Russia attacked our elections in a sweeping systematic way. 

LET’S DECLARE THE RUSSIAN AGGRESSION IN THE 2016 NATIONAL ELECTIONS TO HAVE BEEN AN ACT OF CYBER WAR!

Let’s declare meddling in our 2020 elections to be an act of war against our commonwealth as well. And let’s not be afraid to use the word war when referring to election meddling. The GOP would have us believe that it’s normal or perhaps a good thing. They are already advancing that meme.

Can you imagine Trump saying that protecting our elections is a bad idea? We can get GOP base supporters to agree with this.  The GOP base won’t stand for selling out to Russia. And this is the week to do it. Timing!

IF ELECTION MEDDLING IS SIMPLY PERCEIVED by Trump’s audience AS AN “ACT OF WAR” IT MAKES THE ACTIONS OF TRUMP, BARR, MULVANEY, GUILIANI, POMPEO AND MANY OTHER GOP LOYALISTS – TREASONOUS. 

To those that say “we do this to other countries” – I say, if we do, we must stop! The world is watching for the USA to lead again. We lead via the moral high ground. The planet is so disappointed in our presidency – and if we don’t do something about it soon, they will also blame the character of our people for the damage he is doing to the order and trajectory of the planet.

To those who ask, “what retaliatory steps would be in order if elections meddling occurs again?” – I say automatic and severe economic sanctions that last 4 years (not military responses) would be proper here. Players in the dis-information game must know there will be a heavy price to pay for interfering in or attempting to influence our national elections.

Bring it up in the house. Get in on the news. Talk about it. Create the meme: Election meddling by foreigners is an Act of Cyber War.

Do you think the American electorate won’t respect this? They are begging for this! Both sides will respect whoever advances this meme. And there is our national unity – at last! Americans want to believe in democracy. But how can they with what they see and hear?

What I am saying is that the most important people to convince are Trump’s base – and they don’t mind a little bit of incendiary language. In fact, they voted for that language and against wussiness. And so far – all they see on our side are wusses – in their minds. But tell them the POTUS is allowing this country to be attacked and does not want that to stop – well that is a game changer if they believe it.

THEN ITS DONE. The game show presidency will be over. It’s not like we are attacking Trump. We are just declaring what RUSSIA DID was an act of war. It was, right? What is a war but an effort to take something from another sovereign country?

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! THINK likes it’s WW2.  Think like a TEAM!
We may have to do is LIMIT TRUMP’S WAR AND PARDON POWERS during impeachment! That may not easy. But do #1 and the rest may be easy.

Turn the GOP & MAGA folk by appealing to their patriotism. If we can’t get Trump to resign by Christmas, next year will be too late.

Honestly, I think Trump wants to make a deal to step down. Let get Trump pay something to step down – like surrender the DC Hotel! It’s cheap! He will take it! Just ask him. Out by Christmas. We get Pence. Fine. We can coordinate to stop investigations on him as much as we can if he makes a deal and steps down.

Trump signaled for such a deal on Ukraine, but the right ears did not hear the fullness of what he meant to say. I like Nancy Pelosi. He was hoping she was a crook like him. That was a signal. They need to understand his code. I was sort of inside his world at one stage of my life in AC – so I listen between the lines and lies. Trump knows what we are seeing is the tip of the iceberg in his life of crime. He will do ANYTHING to keep everything from coming out. That makes him a threat to our national security. And that cannot stand!

The USA’s enemies have real dirt on POTUS. After what we saw him pull out of Syria, it’s clear they are flexing their muscles and using that dirt against Trump – and more importantly against us – the citizens of the USA. Expect more of the same as these investigations get closer to full disclosure.

One more goal – for national security. War powers should reside with Congress and the Generals while impeachment is ongoing. This is just common sense. I should not have to explain the wisdom in that check on his power.

WAR POWERS SHOULD RESIDE WITH CONGRESS AND THE GENERALS WHILE IMPEACHMENT IS ONGOING.

Talk to your rep about declaring election meddling by foreigners to be an Act of War. That undoes everything for this thief of a POTUS.

People ask me WHY Trump is the way he is. I have one answer. Please read the following posts to see how this started and the strategy we need and are currently lacking to defeat Trumpism.

Trump Involved in International Money-Laundering https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/dictator-map/

Teamwork Is Needed to Defeat Trumpism – too many voices – no coordination https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/we-need-teamwork-now/

Why cyber war is still war. We can lose just as much as with bullets. Maybe more! https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2019/10/22/cyber-warfare/

Joseph Aronesty – 818 423 1533 josepharonesty@gmail.com Manhattan Beach CA 90266


Why This Ukrainian Lie is Going to Stick with “Both Sides”

The Boy Who Cried Wolf is an age-old parable that describes the dangers of telling repeated lies. The boy is a shepherd in charge of a flock, and when he cries “Wolf!” the local hunters take him seriously and arrive to kill the wolf.

But the wolf is not there because the boy was lying all along. That works a few times. But finally, a real wolf appears and when the boy cries out for help, the hunters don’t take him seriously – and the boy is eaten by the wolf.

In effect, this is what is happening to Donald Trump after the lies he is spinning about the Ukrainian phone call incident. Why is this incident different from “Obama is from Kenya” or “She’s not my type”? Trump loyalists have had a lot of tolerance for his lies – 10,000 lies. But this lie is different for one big reason.

The boy who cried wolf was a shepherd. He had a responsibility. The hunters are a metaphor for the militia in today’s world. This Ukrainian lie has to do with military strategy vs. Russia! It’s not just election fixing, even though that is what Trump was trying to do by creating dirt on his opponent.

This Ukrainian lie is about $400 million dollars of taxpayer money that Congress had ear-marked to help a democratic country stay free from more Russian aggression. Both sides now sense this cavalier attitude towards lying can also endanger us here in the USA. No real American wants Russia to get stronger to our detriment. Not even MAGA folk want to go there.

We are beginning to see MAGA folk stray from their shepherd because they realize his lies can endanger their own lives. That’s why the hunters in the parable don’t respond to the boys cries for help. This lie crossed the line because it exposes Donald Trump, a man in charge of our national security, was ready and willing to sell us all out for his own purposes. Trump endangered our military strategy against Russia, a known enemy of democracy.

So now, Americans on both sides have seen the real danger of a president who lies, and many have simply had enough. More than 50% want Trump impeached now. It’s not only about this last lie. It’s about the sum of the lies. But this one was downright dangerous to our security. And that will be his undoing.