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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

PRESIDENT? AUTOCRAT? DICTATOR? USA, BEWARE

Fellow citizens of the USA:
Someone said of Donald Trump: "Don't take him literally, but take him seriously."
OK!  Got it.  Nothing he says with the words of the language that humans hear carries the habitual meaning to which we are accustomed.  Everything that comes out of his mouth has a meaning that the hearer has to interpret by using other means.  The following are understandings that come to me when I take him seriously, after blotting out the literal meaning.
(I have had some experience with this.  I experienced the coup of Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines while I was living there.)

Let me start with his goal:  I am in charge.  You will obey me because I deserve to be obeyed.  I alone am the deal maker who can and will solve the country's problems.  

We will build a wall so that there will be absolutely no cross pollination from the South.
We will exclude those whose religion we do not respect so that we will protect ourselves from their behavior and their ideas.
We will strengthen our depleted military.
We will bomb the shit out of those who don't act as we want them to.
We will leave NATO.
We will rip up the Trans-Pacific Trade agreement.
We will have good relations with those who can teach us how to make our citizens obey.
We will rebuild our infrastructure.
We will abet the behavior of the largest and most powerful enterprises who will protect us by controlling the economy to the detriment of the proletariat.
We will cut taxes.

This will be marked by the complete privatization of health care, pension benefits and other social services.

We will encircle ourselves with our family members and those who are loyal to the members of our intimate circle.
We will seek out the military elements who are of our ilk and assure them of powerful posts.
We will insulate ourselves from the tax structures that are a burden to be borne by the less fortunate than we.
We will capture and incarcerate those who do not obey our dictates.

I alone know and decide who those are who will be brought into the upper echelons of government.

Brothers and sisters, keep your ears and souls well pealed to what this election has wrought.

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