Dear Trump Voter/Supporter, Your Dear Leader Hates You

BuzzFeed:  “More Foreign Workers Requested By Trump’s Mar-A-Lago

1. “It’s Made in America Week at the White House, but Mar-A-Lago and a nearby Trump National Golf Club have told the Department of Labor that there aren’t enough Americans to hire. These two Trump properties have now requested more than 230 foreign workers since he launched his presidential campaign.”

2. “Since Trump launched his presidential campaign in June 2015, businesses owned by him or bearing his name have sought to hire at least 370 foreign guest workers under H-2B program and a similar one called H-2A, including more than 230 for Mar-A-Lago and the Jupiter club.”

3. “The new cooking jobs — which, by applying for H-2 approval, the clubs are saying it cannot find Americans to fill — would pay $13.34 per hour. The servers would be paid $11.88 per hour, and the housekeepers $10.33 per hour. No one from the White House, the Trump Organization, Mar-A-Lago, or the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter immediately responded to a request for comment Thursday.”

Without benefits and protections.

4. “Since 2003, more than 100,000 foreigners have been brought in under the H-2A and H-2B programs each year.”

5. “Last year, a special envoy from the United Nations said the federal guest worker program puts workers at risk of exploitation and even trafficking. A 2015 BuzzFeed News investigation found that H-2 workers were often exploited, and sometimes raped or beaten.”

6. “BuzzFeed News also found that many Americans were denied jobs in favor of guest workers. Trump companies have not been accused of abusing H-2 workers. The Trump administration’s expansion of the H-2B program, billed as a “one-time increase,” raises the quota for this fiscal year, which ends in September, from 66,000 to 81,000 visas.”

*Presidential Privilege* :

***”Trump companies have not been accused of abusing H-2 workers.”***
This does not mean they haven’t been abused.

He said, on the campaign trail and in 60 minutes interviews and other “news” outlets, that he’d give Americans 100%-covered healthcare.  That he’d give them jobs.  He LIED.

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The Rape of Our Country

You need to pay attention.  Now.

What’s happening in the WH and the government is SCARY.  We have three major things that are at serious risk of breaking the back of our country.

1) Internet Security.  We need that baby and trying to control it the way they (the rich) do their lives (ick, lower class, get away, you don’t deserve shit but to shine my shoes and make my cars) will ruin us.

2) TAX CUTS.  Do you understand that taxes pay for everything? What they want to do is give less and make the rest of us give more. Our country cannot handle the tax plan they are intent on implementing. These people don’t want to help us. They want to help themselves. They are going to bankrupt our country and if you can’t or won’t see that, may the gods help you.

3) FARM WORK. Our country depends on seasonal workers to get our produce to market.  Without it, we are fucked.  WHITE people, so-called Americans, don’t want to do the work. Who does? Latino-Americans and undocumented Latinos. Ask every farmer who depends on “migrants” to get their crops picked and processed their opinion on our Latino seasonal workers. You’ll hear nothing but praise. Ask them about American workers, non-latino workers, and you’ll hear disgust and disdain.  When Latinos are employed, 90% of the crops go to market.  When whites and others are employed (only), 30% goes to market.  Why? Because the lazy good-for-nothing white workers don’t want to do seasonal work. Don’t want to do the *hard* work.  But we need our produce to get to market. We can’t survive without it.

This anti-immigrant, anti-undocumented worker bullshit is nothing but propaganda designed to do only one thing: DISTRACT. It’s the shiny object they’re waving while they steal the goddamn treasury out from under us.

PLEASE. PAY ATTENTION.

So why haven’t you heard about this ad nauseum on cable news? Because cable news is corporate owned and they’re about to get a big pay day thanks to a massive tax cut… which is partly amusing since the fuckers don’t pay their fair share in the first place. But now they don’t want to pay at all.  We are going to be stuck with the bill, just like always.  AND WE CAN’T PAY IT.

Half of Us Are Really Going to Vote For the Ceiling to Drop Onto our Heads

Many Desperate Voters Are So Unmoored, They Are Grabbing for a Loose Cannon, the Ultimate Corrupt Huckster… in a Long American Tradition

“Listen, don’t get the idea I’m one of those goddamn radicals… Don’t get the idea I’m knocking the American system. My rackets are run on strictly American lines. Capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if only we seize it with both hands and make the most of it.”

Trump didn’t say that.  It was Al Capone.

There’s an excellent article over at Alternet, written by Tom Engelhardt, about how we Americans are taken in by this orange-haired huckster.

Or think of it another way (and it may be the newest way of all): a significant part of the white working class, at least, feels as if, whether economically or psychologically, its back is up against the wall and there’s nowhere left to go. Under such circumstances, many of these voters have evidently decided that they’re ready to send a literal loose cannon into the White House; they’re willing, that is, to take a chance on the roof collapsing, even if it collapses on them.

That is the new and unrecognizable role that Donald Trump has filled. It’s hard to conjure up another example of it in our recent past. The Donald represents, as a friend of mine likes to say, the suicide bomber in us all. And voting for him, among other things, will be an act of nihilism, a mood that fits well with imperial decline.

Think of him as a message in a bottle washing up on our shore. After all…

This is not about Donald Trump. It’s about us.

What he does not say is that those White Working Class Men (and Women) who feel our country is in decline, that they’re losing “their” America, is that their racism is being taken away from them and they don’t like it one damn bit.  Racist?  Of course.  Trump Campaign CEO Steve Bannon made a Nazi-like propaganda film, for fuck’s sake.

Half of us, the racist half, and those who hate Clinton so much we’re willing to cut off our nose to spite our face, are willing to take a chance on the roof collapsing, even if it collapses on us.  Voting for him is an act of suicidal nihilism.

In case you’re wondering, dictionary definition of Nihilism:

–the belief that life is meaningless.

Philosophy:   extreme skepticism maintaining that nothing in the world has a real existence.  In  historical terms, it’s  the doctrine of an extreme Russian revolutionary party circa 1900, which found nothing to approve of in the established social order.

Sound familiar?

Now, more relevant, IMO, is the form of Moral Nihilism:

Moral nihilism, also known as ethical nihilism, is the meta-ethical view that morality does not exist as something inherent to objective reality; therefore no action is necessarily preferable to any other. For example, a moral nihilist would say that killing someone, for whatever reason, is not inherently right or wrong.

Sound ludicrous?

“I Could Stand In the Middle Of Fifth Avenue And Shoot Somebody And I Wouldn’t Lose Any Voters”

Unfortunately, he’s right.

And last but not least,

Epistemological Nihilism:  (pertaining to epistemology, a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge) It is a form of skepticism in which all knowledge is accepted as being possibly untrue or as being unable to be confirmed true.(from Wiki)

That pretty much sums up our current phase of TV media, most of whom refuse to fact-check because they claim they’re “being equal to all sides”, except there aren’t two sides to what is factual.  Either it’s fact or it’s a lie.

It also sums up Trump supporters.  They refuse to see him for who he really is.  They’re the dumbass who donates to an evangelical preacher on TV.  They’re the dumbass who watches a program just to see this narcissist say “You’re fired.”

And they are willing to let the roof drop down on all of us just because their perception of the world is in chaos.  They can’t be racist anymore, and their jobs are in jeopardy–blaming it on other races; not realizing that Trump doesn’t give a shit about American jobs and he’s proven that by hiring foreign workers for his Florida hotel and by buying Chinese steel for New York’s Trump Tower because it was cheaper–and because he owes the Chinese government several hundred million dollars.  In other words, they’re anarchists.  And Trump is taking that self-destructionism all the way to the bank.  AKA, the White House.

Trump Said He’d Bring Americans Jobs. He LIED and Here’s Proof

Trump Said He Would Bring Jobs Back To The Country. He Just Quietly Hired 78 Foreign Workers.

He hired foreign workers (filed work VISAs for 78 people) to work at his Mar-a-Lago hotel in Florida.  Claimed he couldn’t find American workers who wanted the seasonal jobs.  He lied.  A temp agency reported that they have over 1,000 Americans who want the jobs.

Trump hired the foreign workers so he can stiff them their pay and they’ll have to sue him to get it.  That will take years.  He can’t do that with a temp agency, which follows the U.S. Dept of Labor rules and regulations.

AND MOST OF THE MEDIA IGNORED THIS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A War Hero’s Reminder About Trump’s Immigration Plan

Sept 13, 2016:  This Is Our Flag

Thank you, wounded American Veteran, J.R. Martinez, for your important reminder.

His mom:  “In the early 1980s, a young woman fled civil war in El Salvador. She had two daughters, my sisters, Consuelo and Anabel. Anabel was born with a disability that left her unable to walk. We don’t know what her disability was called because there were no doctors in her village.  In war-torn El Salvador where a US-backed, funded, and armed military dictatorship routinely employed scorched-earth tactics, the locals had a name for what they were doing: sacar el pez del agua.  ‘Remove the fish from the water.’  My mother Maria had a choice; stay put and pray, or make the desperate move to find the resources she needed to help her small family survive.”

 

After a few years of being an “illegal”, and having been forced to leave her daughters with her mom in El Salvador, she was forced to stay in the U.S. after being told her daughter Anabel had died.  She couldn’t risk going back.  She didn’t “go on the public dole”, despite what racists like Trump want you to believe.  She couldn’t, for one thing.  She was given work to clean a Houston hi-rise.  Illegal work, paid under the table.  So she’s chucked out of the country but the people who hired her get to stay?

She became a naturalized citizen–after paying U.S. Immigration several *thousand* dollars to do so.  It’s a fucking scam to bilk immigrants.  There’s a reason we have so many “illegals”:  They can’t *afford* to naturalize.  If they could afford it, do you think they’d remain undocumented?

 

J.R. says:

“We have a politician who has written off Mexicans, an entire group of people, as drugs dealers, killers, rapists. He tells his followers to be scared of Hispanics because they are here to take our jobs and our safety. He talks about building a wall. He talks about deporting 11 million undocumented individuals living in our country, many of whom have been here for decades. He even talks about changing our U.S. Constitution making it so that people like me, the children of undocumented individuals, would no longer be U.S. citizens even though we were born here.

He has normalized xenophobia and bigotry against Hispanic Americans. Children of Hispanic heritage in schools across the country have reported being subjected to new taunts and abuse, to chants of ‘build the wall’.  How long before my daughter hears those taunts? She had her very first day of school just yesterday. How long before one of her classmates tells her to go back to where she came from, even though she is a citizen, even though she is from nowhere else but here?”

 

To repeat:  Trump wants a constitutional amendment that would strip the citizenship of children of undocumented immigrants and sent back to “where they came from”.

The Amendment would never happen.  “Lawyering” would inevitably show that it would apply to nearly everyone.

  1.  African Americans whose ancestors were slaves would have to be chucked out because slaves were never naturalized since they were “property”.  It’s a favorite complaint by white supremacists.  “Go back where you came from.”  The African continent, generally, since not many African Americans are able to know what country in Africa they came from.  Racists are so stupid.
  2. Millions of white Americans would have to be “sent back where they came from”.  My grandmother, an Irish immigrant from Canada, never naturalized.  My mom is dead, so would her ashes have to go back to Canada?  My sisters and their kids would also have to leave.  I would have to leave.  I’m far from being alone in this.  Those who went through Ellis Island are okay, but many from Europe did not.  Many Irish immigrants were denied citizenship way back when due to an anti-Irish/anti-Catholic bigotry that was pervasive throughout the late 19th-century/early 20-century.  The same for anyone who was Greek, Ukranian, Latvian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, “Persian”, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, etc., etc., etc.  Basically anyone who wasn’t from England, Scotland, Italy(et al, which was interesting since most of them were Catholic), Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Holland(now Netherlands), Portugal, Hungary, Austria.  AKA, “whites”, even though those from Eastern Europe and Russia (before it became the USSR, then absolutely no communists–except for those that were useful to the government).

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Who’s left?

Native Americans.  Oh, and Rich Whites who bought off government officials–aka, “paid” to become naturalized.