20200821

A Democratic. National. Convention. With Mender In Chief Joe Biden.

Forget the confetti, forget the spin room, Zoom-in on issues and character. The 'Unconventional Convention' delivered the goods that matter.

'We The People' DNC 2020 will soon give way to 'Me Donald' RNC 2020, an alternative reality show where America will be pitched as stronger than ever, admired and respected overseas, her POTUS a winner, a strong, courageous patriot that will protect the people from a chaos like the World has never seen before. As if America weren't on her knees, despised overseas, her POTUS a pathetic failure, a coward narcissist that corrupts and bankrupts everything he touches, and the very person who keeps bringing and nurturing 'unpresidented' chaos. A sick joke that gets every day sicker and deadlier.

But let's get back to a Democratic National Convention that was all about Democracy, all about the Nation, all about Convening. 

 

Joe, Kamala, Michelle, Barack - one message: vote to save democracy, the constitution, the soul of a nation, and its future.

We saw all kinds of faces and faiths, we heard all kinds of voices (even from more significant Republicans than ever before), we felt all sources of positive and sustainable energy to tap into. We witnessed the cultural and political diversity that makes America truly great. 

Four pillars emerged*: Michelle and Barack Obama reaffirmed the moral and constitutional foundations, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris provided the platform for changes which they may not embody best themselves, but will do everything to enable as the next presidents of the United States**. They proved that they care, and that they know how to get things done. 

These four faces do not say 'we won' to Bernie or A.O.C., but 'we will win all together' to keep democracy and the debate alive. That's why Joe is the perfect president for this time. Because he knows he's not perfect, because everybody knows he's the ideal, non-ideological Mender in Chief, and because he already demonstrated that he could listen to and work with people like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, or John McCain.

More urgent debates will arrive soon, even more thrilling; Meltdown Trump will need even more boxes of uppers as usual to confront the man he likes to depict as 'sleepy', and I can't wait to see Kamala face to face (no chaperones) with 'Cheerleader's Cheerleader' Mike Pence...

Beyond conventions and debates, democracy will only win if everybody votes on time. Massively. In every State. In every county and parish. In every town and township. And for that to happen, everybody must get ready now, make a plan to defeat the voter suppression campaigns led by Trump and his enablers.


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* I'm not forgetting the formidable Jill Biden, both a pillar and the keystone.

** full disclosure: Kamala Harris was my favorite candidate during the primaries.

20200730

Parler vous Trump? Can you spell chaos?

If you are appalled by Facebook and Twitter, wait until you try Parler. Scratch that - don't ever set virtual foot on that abject platform. Take that from someone who did.

Founded by John Matze two years ago, Parler is trying to do to social networks what Breitbart News did to news four years ago: steal an election by keeping a big chunk of the electorate in an uncensored disinformation bubble, feeding them with the wildest conspiracy theories, and the most nauseating racist, antisemitic, islamophobic, bigot etc rants. John Matze himself may not be as 'good' an evil as Steve Bannon, but DJT can still count on Stephen Miller and friends.

No censorship, more characters, Trump's most despicable supporters can be more transparent about what they stand for (here a post composed 100% with hashtags - of course red, not blue on this platform -, by an outspoken white supremacist supporter of Trump)


The success of Black Lives Matter made it more difficult for big platforms to let hatemongers and disinformation trolls and bots post whatever they fancied. So when Twitter started to show some teeth against them, Parler step up its program. In parallel to Trump's attacks on Twitter, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and all asked their followers to join them on Parler.

As Twitter reached even more directly around Trump and his closest circles (e.g. Don Trump Jr), Parler launched its first newsletter, a week ago. I'll just write down the title of each one of them issued since, so you can get the obvious picture:
  • July 23: 'Yet another reason to #Twexit'
  • July 24: 'Poll: keep kids in school!
  • July 25: 'Chinese military researcher arrested in San Francisco'
  • July 27: 'Twitter is a national security threat'
  • July 28: 'Twitter deletes more Trump tweets'
  • July 29: 'Twitter security issues date back years'
Of course, there are hearings these days, and all 4 GAFA leaders were grilled yesterday (by Democrats for their monopolistic behaviors, by Republicans for their political biases). But we know how Facebook made Brexit, Trump and co possible, we know how Vladimir Putin and now Xi Jinping undermine democracies worldwide by using SNS weaknesses, fueling radical candidates and agendas on the left as well as on the right (yes, Bernie and AOC got their boost from Moscow as well). The alpha et the omega, the fa and the antifa*.

If Newt Gingrich made incivility mainstream in politics, and if Rupert Murdoch made lies mainstream in the media, we've reached the point when even Fox News is not biased enough for Trump. To keep the cult alive, he needs pure propaganda tools, like the Sinclair Broadcast Group or Parler. Like in all cults, members are brainwashed, and taught to mistrust institutions, non believers, and serious media. A scarily big part of Trump voters live in a parallel universe where Trump is the best president ever, where the coronavirus is a hoax created by Democrats, but hydroxychloroquine works perfectly againt it, where Jews conspire against humanity, where confederate leaders are patriotic American heroes, where minorities want to take power from white hands by force.

As the election nears, this cult has the potential to become violent. If the scandalous use of illegal federal force in Portland seems disproportionate to most observers, it's perfectly staged to feed the QAnon conspiration theories, to fuel White Supremacist and Boogaloo movements, and potentially to ignite an actual civil war**, should voter suppression and disinformation campaign fail to help Trump and his enablers steal another election.

The Donald fulfilling his Nero destiny***...

 
'Putin and Trump trolls trying to Breitbart-ize Parler. They managed to maintain DJT's base in an alternate 'reality' for news, they want to do it for social networks as well on time for 2020 elections. Donald fears truth. Just Vote Trump Out' (20200627 - twitter.com/stephanemot/status/1276781705840345089)

'Just tried Parler. A dystopian kingdom of Trump trolls. Of course no Joe Biden account, only pro-DJT parodies.' (20200703 - twitter.com/stephanemot/status/1278706837362077699)

'Crazy how, on Parler, many Trump trolls combine hashtags that both denounce and praise Trump (latter overwhelming former). They use their early domination of Parler platform to drown all opposition, prevent its emergence. I've seen that propaganda tactic on fora in the past' (20200705 - twitter.com/stephanemot/status/1279611150900932608)

'The very next day Twitter bans QAnon, pro-Trump conspiracy theory hub Parler issues first newsletter pitched 'Yet another reason to #Twexit'. Now Facebook must kick QAnon out. But Zuckerberg won't. China and Russia need 4 more years of Donald Trump' (20200724 - twitter.com/stephanemot/status/1286442961308225537)

'Trump and GOP friends now pushing their disinformation platform Parler to get their base off Twitter, and maintain them in their propaganda bubble until 2020 elections. Recent Parler newsletters: 'Twitter is a national security threat', 'Twitter deletes more Trump tweets'...' (20200730 - twitter.com/stephanemot/status/1288572883686453248)

'Parler became a key vehicle for keeping followers of the Trump cult in the dark. And for launching last throes, doomsday initiatives. More David Koresh than Jim Jones? (20200730 - twitter.com/stephanemot/status/1288632511396851712)


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* don't get me wrong: I'm talking about antifa's most extreme fringes - of course if you're anti-antifa you're pro-fa and thus fascist.
** the ultimate clash of civilization, with a call for arms against minorities, fueled by Jean Raspail's abject 'The Camp of the Saints', a novel praised by Amerika's most racist hate groups.
*** see also on French blogules "Une Dead Zone autour de la DMZ ?"

20200705

Kanye West: a fake #BlackLivesMatter candidate to rescue a real White Supremacist

On July 4th, Kanye West declared his candidacy for President. On the same day Donald Trump delivered a divisive speech defending the Confederate heritage.

The strategy is obvious: without waiting for Putin to spin a third candidate for the November elections (now his only path to victory, combined with voter suppression), DJT launches his friend Kanye as the ultimate Uncle Tom.

In other words, Joe Biden will be sandwiched between a fake #BlackLivesMatter candidate and a true White Supremacist candidate.

I need a barf bag.




ADDENDUM 20200705-07 TWITTER TIMELINE

 
 

. "Very smart: with #Kanye West, #Trump doesn't just split the #Biden vote: he triggers a divisive war within #African American voters. Don't get fooled: voting @kanyewest is voting #Donal dTrump." (2:37 PM · Jul 5, 2020)
. "The Donald-Kanye Sandwich: 82M followers for #Trump, 29.4M for #Kanye West, only 6.5M for #Joe Biden. #VoteKanyeMeansVoteTrump #KanyeRunsForTrump" (2:40 PM · Jul 5, 2020, twitter.com/stephanemot/status/1279651420677914624)
. "... Not counting #Elon Musk (36.6M followers and like #Trump & #Kanye West, a few billions to spare - #Kim  Kardashian just reached her first bn)" (11:00 AM · Jul 6, 2020 - twitter.com/stephanemot/status/1279958385513791488)
. "Pretty sure #Kanye West will pick a left-leaning, #Putin-friendly, white female running mate. #Tulsi Gabbard a bit too obvious. Any other guess?" (2:54 PM · Jul 5, 2020 - twitter.com/stephanemot/status/1279654824938627073)



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20200528

Make America Breathe Again, Vote Biden

"I Can't Breathe" could sum up Donald Trump's Amerika.

I'm not just talking about George Floyd or Eric Garner, who should be breathing as I write these lines, like Ahmaud Arbery and so many others. Racism already choked America long before Trump, Stephen Miller and Co. took over the White House.

Over 100,000 Americans can't breathe anymore because they lost their battle to COVID-19. Half of them would still be alive if the US were led by any normal human being. This POTUS will be responsible for tens of thousands more avoidable deaths.

D.C. can't breathe. Instead of draining this already unbreathable swamp, Trump made it grow faster and further than ever, corrupting even the relief effort in the worst pandemic in a century.

US democracy can't breathe. Trump, Putin, McConnell and friends are pulling all levers to accelerate voter suppression and steal yet another election. All resistance within what's left of the GOP is nipped in the bud, suffocated within hours.

A President who cares for America and every American is the least America deserves right now. Even if you didn't like the last one, even if you wish someone else than his Veep were running against DJT, you must vote for Joe Biden and whoever will help him make America breathe again.
 


Joe Biden cares, and wants you to breathe, that's precei why he's wearing a mask


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20200415

Just one more thing, Mr Trump

'Just one more thing, Mr Trump. Everybody knows you screwed up with COVID-19, because everybody watched you do it at the beginning of this show. But again, what was your alibi between mid-January and mid-March? Just asking for my wife...'

Inspector Columbo



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20200402

Happy New Year 2021 (a bit belated, but there was a shortage of blogules)

Sorry about this coronavirus: it's all my fault. 

Since 2008, I used to exorcise each upcoming year by wishing you a happy next year*, but as last December was drawing to an end, for some reason I wasn't in a mood for humor. So I didn't wish you a happy new year 2021, and you got stuck to my crappy "Happy New Year 2020" announcing the calamities to plague 2019... 

Well it didn't fail: now we're all trapped in this abominable 2020. And the guy who wrote that one didn't waste time in subtleties: where I try to limit the bad news to one category per month, alternating between politics, economy, or social issues, this maniac drops the full package all the way, the pedal to the metal. You enjoyed March 2020? April will be even worse, thank you very much.

So don't forget to stay at home, and to wash your hands.

But please, don't forget to laugh at least a couple of times every day, and to smile kindly each time you circumnavigate strangers coming your way to respect safety distances - you're not doing that out of fear of others, but out of love for everyone.

From the bottom of my heart, I wish every single one of us a very very very happy new year 2021.

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* see "Happy New Year 2010" (Jan 2009), "Happy New Year 2011" (Dec 2009), "Happy New Year 2012" (Dec 2010), "Happy New Year 2013" (Dec 2011), "Happy New Year 2014" (Dec 2012), "Happy New Year 2015" (Dec 2013), "Happy New Year 2016" (Dec 2014), "Happy New Year 2017" (Dec 2015), "Happy New Year 2018" (Dec 2016), "Happy New Year 2019" (Dec 2017), "Happy New Year 2020" (Jan 2019), "Happy New Year 2021" (Apr 2020)... et en Francais: "Bonne Année 2009" (Jan 2008), "Bonne Année 2010" (Dec 2008), "Bonne Année 2011" (Dec 2009), "Bonne Année 2012" (Dec 2010), "Bonne Année 2013" (Dec 2011), "Bonne Année 2014" (Dec 2012), "Bonne Année 2015" (Dec 2013), "Bonne Année 2016" (Dec 2014), "Bonne année 2017" (Dec 2015), "Bonne Année 2018" (Dec 2016), "Bonne année 2019" (Dec 2017), "Bonne année 2020" (Jan 2019), "Bonne année 2021" (Avr 2020).

20200308

Coronavirus - protect yourself 100% from the truth with this Trump Mask:

Best buy! You are convinced by Trump's latest lies about the 'coronavirus hoax', and you are looking for the best protection againt science, facts, and truth? Here's our best selling MAGA mask (only $999.99, not including a $699.99 donation to the Trump Foundation):

20200127

John BOLTON submits draft to Vlad

John Bolton sent a draft of his memoir to the NSC at the White House for review. In the heat of the impeachment trial, it confirms Trump's quid pro quo on Ukraine. Perfect blackmail time to get a reward from Uncle Vladimir... 

20200115

2019 blogules


Below, a list of blogules spilled over the year 2019. A far cry from the heyday, but I post way more often on Twitter (@stephanemot, @theseoulvillage...).

NB : for the comprehensive lists of blogules (2003 - to date), go to the bottom of this post or to the blogules transfusion center.

  

. "Make ISIS Great Again"
. "Ending the Trump-McConnell Era"
. "Dirt? "I'd take it""
. "The Non-March of the Emperor (How Naruhito exposed Trump's ego trip, and Abe's agenda)"



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20191014

Make ISIS Great Again

It just took a few days for Trump's decision to deliver the expected goods.

His controversial withdrawal of US troops from North East Syria, and his shameless betrayal of the Kurd allies that helped reconquer ISIS territory gave a greenlight to Turkey's attack, which already led to the escape of hundreds of ISIS fighters, and the probable surrender of Kurds to Assad.



Why would the POTUS play against all US interests, revive ISIS, and grant such humungous gifts to Assad, Iran, or Putin?

Why would he tear down Open Skies in the same breath?

Why now? Why at the very moment impeachment inquiry gained momentum, and the Ukraine scandal threatened The Donald's hold on power and foreign affairs?

His maker Putin simply understood he had to get his puppet rush while he still could call the shots.

And Donald obliged by doing exactly what Vladimir wanted.

'Make ISIS Great Again'.

blogul 2019

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