Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Some words are said to manipulate voters. Apparently "Drain the Swamp" is so yesterday. Trump's cabinet of publicly subsidized billionaires will be interesting to watch. It's the Red Team's turn to steer Uncle Sam's nearly $2 trillion budget to reward friends and supporters.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
The American public had a choice of two candidates with outsized personalities and egos. Red team candidate Donald Trump mobilized enough politically and economically disaffected voters to win the Electoral College, which actually votes on December 19th. The Blue Team's Hillary Clinton received more overall votes but not in the right locations to win the election. Her focus on "Donald the Monster" wasn't inspiring and she represented the massively enriched political insider class carrying ethical question marks.
It's hard to get a balanced person on the ticket due to the rigorous dehumanization required of candidates on the campaign fundraising trail. Nevertheless, 2016 provided two candidates with signs of narcissism.
No empathyTrump has it in spades. Hillary's disappearance after the election and her team's inability to self-examine indicate a circle the wagon approach to protect their candidate. Bad outcomes are never the narcissist's fault.
Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
Uses battering for control
Voters actually believed Trump's calls for economic change and his "drain the swamp" promise.
They will tell you whatever they believe you need to know in order to get what they are attempting to extract from you.The Red and Blue teams ran for the right to ignore their campaign promises, reward their donors/sponsors and steer the federal budget to the benefit of their friends/insiders. Trump extracted his votes and will now appoint Red Team alligators and water moccasins to his new and improved swamp.
As a victim tries to pick up the pieces, What must be remembered is that you were deliberately targeted, lied to and manipulated by a skilled con-artist, for their own gain.
Anyone whose worked for a narcissist knows the hell they can unleash on those they view as enemies. I expect Donald to be himself as President. I'm not sure the system can control him. The only thing working in the common man's favor is Donald wants to leave a legacy, even if his road is paved with unexamined, self absorbed intentions.
Update 1-22-17: A bizarre White House press briefing, the first for President Donald Trump, began the battering for control, which continued the next day. Image is everything, a point made by White House advisor Anthony Scarramuci at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Update 1-26-17: HuffPo ran a piece on this topic on 12-20-16, several weeks after ArisFreedomSwitch. Image management is everything for Trump.
Update 2-8-17: Vanity Fair ran portions of an investment letter that referenced concerning Trump behaviors.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
The Clintons helped usher in the marriage of business, money and politics in the early 1990's. The end of President Bill Clinton's terms is roughly the beginning of two decades of income stagnation for the average American. The super wealthy, like the Clintons, saw their fortunes rise dramatically during the same period.
The practice of selling political influence and government facilitating corporate interests/profits is several decades old and employed by both the Red and Blue political teams.
The public knows that justice for insider class is spelled "Just Us." The Hillary e-mail debacle is a window into this reality.
Had a citizen or low level government employee acted like Mrs. Clinton they would be severely prosecuted and rot in jail for years. Instead the Justice Department and FBI circled the wagons around Hillary by changing standard practices to clear her name.
The all points response conformed to a pattern described by the WSJ.
"Clinton Scandal Ritual: lie, deny, revise, claim not to remember specifics, stall for time. When it passes, call the story “old news” full of questions that have already been answered. 'As I’ve repeatedly said . . .'
The Clinton milieu can be reduced to "what can I do in the present moment to maintain or improve my image, power, status, wealth and influence?" Lying is but a tool in the arsenal for skilled manipulators.
"the successful __________ may engage in unethical and illegal business practices and have a toxic impact on others. Typically, ____________ create a lot of chaos and generally tend to play people off against each other.”Our "Just Us" system worked diligently to maintain Hillary's good name. It's part of the Blue Team's Freedom Switch.
The term describes high flyers with psychopathic traits such as insincerity, a lack of empathy or remorse – people who are egocentric, charming and superficial.
Justice is "Just Us" and elections are the opportunity citizens have every four years to select the team that gets to enrich their friends and donors. That is until the next election.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
ran a story on income inequality which took a strange turn at the end. Joe Biden went from comparing Blue team presidential hopefuls Sanders and Clinton on inequality to ensuring his deceased son's children could get a good education.
What does this story say? You're in the club, we take care of you.... Lots of money flying around for members of the club. Show me ___ _____!'Don't sell that house. Promise me you won't sell the house,'" Biden continued, speculating Obama would be "mad" he was retelling the story.
"He (Obama) said, 'I'll give you the money. Whatever you need, I'll give you the money. Don't, Joe -- promise me. Promise me.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
U.S. politicians and public servants once lectured the world that a thriving democracy needed a rising middle class. Now they only need make twenty phone calls to hear the opinions of people with over 50% of our nation's wealth.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Hillary Clinton asserted at Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “stole very important information that has unfortunately fallen into a lot of the wrong hands.”Fleischer applauded Hillary's performance at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas. The attack on individual rights is fully bipartisan. Those who dare to get in the way will be attacked. Hegemonic powers can assert without challenge. Evidence, who needs it?
She seemed to be darkly intimating that the information Snowden gave to journalists in Hong Kong before he was granted asylum in Moscow also ended up with the Chinese and/or Russian governments.
But that conclusion is entirely unsupported by the evidence; it’s a political smear that even the most alarmist Obama administration intelligence officials have not asserted as fact.
As Snowden has repeatedly explained, after turning over copies of the heavily encrypted files to reporters, he destroyed his own before he left Hong Kong.