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trump45“This American carnage stops right here and now!” Donald Trump, Inaugural Address, 1/20/17

Mr. Trump suggested that it would be a “new national pride” that would “heal our divisions.”

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worldorderIn 1917, Woodrow Wilson supported the Russian Revolution and brought the U.S. into the Great War (WWI), in support of a ‘new world order.’ Today, Obama officials are accusing Russian president Putin of being a threat to the new world order. In his final press conference President Obama said the sanctions on Russia were due to Russia violating Ukraine’s sovereignty by annexing Crimea.

Actually it was the U.S. that violated Ukraine’s sovereignty by sponsoring the February 2014 coup that removed the democratically elected Victor Yanukovych from office. When the US-backed replacement government took over they said they would not be paying Russia the billions of dollars that Ukraine owed Russia — moving Russia to then take Crimea as collateral.

It was the U.S. that violated Syria’s sovereignty by calling for a “regime change” and supporting the rebels, seeking to remove the legitimate Assad government. In Ukraine and Syria the U.S. has acted in a murderous way while Russia has sought to preserve/protect order and society.

americanaweek3americanaweekMr. Trump will take over as president of a broken, some would say failed, United States — failed because the ‘will of the people’ has for years failed to deliver truthful leaders. Instead, American leadership has systematically violated natural law, the U.S. Constitution and international law, destroying other countries and delegitimizing themselves in the process.

People should bear in mind that the U.S. exists today only because others allow her to exist.

Russian intervention in the recent election (to help inform Americans) should be seen as a humanitarian intervention, to help save a country that has lost its way. Trump might be the last chance the country has to exist as a nation. Mr Lewis et al ought to support him.

npsr17npsr17aAmericans are encouraged to find their identity in rebellion against the status quo — even against truth itself. This can mean the triumph of infantilism in the name of progress.

ruins4ruinsBarack Obama is leaving a nation and world more divided than when he took office. His (Hegelian-Marxist) values did more to justify animal instincts and base impulses (from BLM to Syria) than to expand new seeds of life. His opportunism in ‘saving’ the economy was tilted more towards his donors and base, relying heavily on changed accounting rules — turbocharged with printing and borrowing trillions of dollars (“Yes we did”) — more opioid than panacea, with a reckoning to come.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

biglittleliesIt’s funny that the U.S. government, which has long intervened in other nation’s affairs, is now squawking about Russian intervention (to make known the truth) in the recent U.S. election. And the same government, whose lies are the lifeblood of its existence, is now hysterical about fake news.

The American people needed outside intervention to expose and rid themselves of disordered leaders—that have undermined the country ($20,000,000,000,000 debt), left the Constitution in tatters, and destabilized the world. Hopefully Mr. Trump will rise to the opportunity he’s been given. His success will require finding American values different from those that produced holocausts in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, Gaza, and the West Bank (not to mention Chicago).

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trump-protesttrump-effigyNovember 12, 2016 – Fifth Avenue, NYC

Leaning heavily on Marxist disruption, America’s preferential treatment of women, minorities, and the LGBT community, has in recent years led to a divided nation — and a vicious cycle of underdeveloped persons — frothing in a sea of disorder and hatred, and leading to nothingness rather than a flourishing society.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

protest5As he prepares to take office, it’s been said that Mr. Trump considers education to be a low priority.  And yet the high number of poorly educated young people in America, as evidenced by recent demonstrations, should make education a top priority. The problem, though, is many educators see truth as oppressive — the enemy. So rather than being oriented to it they are in rebellion against it, which leaves young people running on empty.

hrc“There…there…it’s all over.” Waiting For Godot, 1954

Especially notable in this election was the extent to which personal identity played a role in how people voted — overwhelming every other issue, program, or policy consideration. That said, if Hillary Clinton had been a better (healthier) woman many who voted for Trump would have voted for her. Unfortunately, her view of reality and actions therewith have been unhealthful for women and the country.

trump-draintheswampcampaign2016dThe United States, long in a death spiral — from actions by ‘educated’ liberals and conservatives, has been given a new lease on life.

Can the lies that Americans tell themselves (so evident in this election) give way to a more truthful society under Trump?

campaign2016bNovember 6, 2016 – Fifth Avenue, NYC

trump-women“We are going to have to dump all those e-mails.” John Podesta March 2, 2015

debate-2cDonald Trump may have harassed women, but Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama raped and murdered the entire countries of Libya and Syria with their calls (and support) for regime change at the behest of patrons.

Say what you want to about Trump, but Trump as president might be less likely to start a war with Russia. He seems pathetic, but the status quo (leadership) in America (both parties) is pathological — even diabolical — with millions of destroyed lives at home and abroad as proof of that.

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nakedcowboy4The corruption and infantilism at the heart of American politics were on full display in recent days with President Obama’s $38 Billion arms (weapons) commitment to Israel, and Donald Trump’s support for Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The Modern State of Israel, built by fraud and force, is more anathema than reflective of the will of God and the people of God.

cgi-crimescene1The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) kicked off its 12th and final Annual Meeting today at the Sheraton in New York City. According to their press release, the meeting “will focus on more than 3600 Commitments to Action impacting over 435 million people around the world.” It’s not clear if that number includes the millions of refugees and lives destroyed by perverse U.S. actions (to topple legitimate governments) in Libya and Syria, while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, acting at the behest of CGI donors.

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DominicanParadeDominicanParade2Dominican Day, Fifth Avenue NYC – August 14, 2016

MoMA-DuchampThe same diabolical energy that is behind the destruction of Libya, Syria, and Ukraine is now driving the Black Domination Movement in America — which will likely end the same way, with the U.S. Justice Department on the side of disorder.

The best hope for overcoming the new tyranny of selfishness and hatred, brought on by Marx-inspired activists corrupting the African-American community, is for good black men to step-up and confront the lies and distortions. Sadly, many black women have been seduced by the propaganda and miseducation, of said activists, and are channeling hatred (“Get’em”) rather than wisdom in these days.

TheFourSeasons1TheFourSeasonsOne day after The Four Seasons Restaurant, a modernist monument once considered the most important restaurant in the world, auctioned off the last of its Philip Johnson banquettes and Mies Van der Rohe chairs—and turned off the lights, president Obama told the DNC, the US is “stronger and more prosperous than when we started.” Mr. Obama likes to take credit for saving the country from the Great Recession of 2008-09, when in fact all he did was to create another bubble, instructing others to: change the accounting rules (allowing Wall Street to run wild again), print and borrow trillions of dollars, and fudge the unemployment numbers. The result was not a recovery but rather a country in the twilight zone, a failed thug-state that undermines humanity (starting with consciousness) and world peace.

American ArtIn her remarks to the DNC, Michelle Obama said the U.S. is “the greatest country on earth” — a curious statement given that her country is at war with itself and the world, and even with truth itself.

Artwork: “War Face On!” by Mark B. Springer, Warren Correctional Institute, Ohio

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Trump0716trumpery n. adj. 1. showy but worthless 2. delusive, shallow

If elected president, can Donald Trump avoid trumpery and put his “Art of the Deal” acumen to work — to unwind real estate investment structures (REITs, private equity & hedge funds) that have been a source of rent inflation and barriers to small business creation in the US?

 

Dread6Those seeking to lead the U.S., and those seeking to tear her down, are joined by their inability to be truthful. Past progress and accomplishment in America came at the hands of people who were less untruthful than today’s leaders.

“The fine arts once divorcing themselves from truth are quite certain to fall mad, if they do not die.” Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

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Press-NYDailyNewsThe inflamed and untruthful way many in the Press have covered/commented on recent police shootings in the US has likely added to ignorance, hatred and the body count — but maybe that’s the idea.

There is a long history in America of disinformation being used to mislead people into war.

Black Lives Matter is part of a Black Power movement bent more on domination and destruction, than true justice and peace. Presented as an attempt to reform policing, the movement is really an attack on order and “whiteness” itself.

The virulent agitators of America’s Black Power movement are not unlike the Bolsheviks that started the Russian Revolution, with American presidents supporting both movements.

Given the mindset of many black leaders, there is no reason to believe the Black Power Movement will be any less deadening than Bolshevism, and its aftermath.

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GarageSale2016aGarageSale2016bIn America’s garages, innovation is leading to liquidation.

 

BondholdersHistorically, Independence Day in America has celebrated “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

Over the years, the American people have grown less conscious and more unhinged from democratic structures and institutions—with the government less accountable to the people. America today is more “of the bondholders, by the bondholders, and for the bondholders,” as evidenced in this week’s flurry of activity in Washington to make sure Puerto Rico’s bondholders got paid.

After WWI, the bondholders, most of whom were American farmers forced to buy bonds to fund the war, didn’t get paid on time but rather years later with inflated dollars causing many to go bust. Today’s bondholders: hedgies, private equity firms and Saudis are getting paid, as the experiment in self-rule goes bust.

Father'sDay2016aHuman identity, in all it’s aspects of solitude and communion, is anchored in the reality of “made in the image of God.” Rebelling from that starting point, and original unity, has led to widespread disorder within and among persons.

With a new consciousness, in communion with the Father, humanity is formed again as the communion of persons.

“Cause us to return, O our Father, unto thy Law: draw us near, O our King, unto thy service, and bring us back in perfect repentance unto thy presence. Blessed art thou. O Lord, who delightest in repentance.” Afternoon Service, The Standard Machsor, 1925

 

JoanRiversJoanRivers2From Faberge to a Tiffany dog house, the private collection of American comedian Joan Rivers is taking place on-line and at Christie’s NY, June 16-23.

Trump061616aTrump061616bSome visitors to NYC, from south-of-the-border, saluted Trump Tower on 5th Ave. yesterday — just as Trump’s son Eric was passing by.

One thing not vanishing in the world today is hatred, especially among those who demand to be loved.

StreetArt2016oo“…Grieve at the falling away of ‘the things’ which had once been the repository of the Spirit and are now being ousted by an empty ‘doing’ done in the image of nothing…” Erich Heller, The Artist’s Journey into the Interior (Random House, 1965)

AmericanScene2It’s become fashionable, even for Democrats, to say “no” to Hillary. Where were these people when she was saying “yes” to destroying Iraq, Libya , and Syria?

 

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Bernie2016dSanders2016The Bernie Sanders rally, in Washington Square Park yesterday, drew thousands of concerned Americans, from a cross-section of humanity, eager to see their country saved from ruin. That will be difficult given the deep-seated “I am King” mindset present in the 1% and 99 % — which undermines America, and is a clear and present danger to the world. The way people walk down the street of any American city (with knives out mentally and literally) is proof of that.

BernNYBernAnother sign of progress in America, is the large number of patriarchphobes willing to break ranks with their establishment to support a septuagenarian, white-male. Would that he shared their willingness to break ranks with the ‘Democratic’ machine, and put Hillary away. Her record as Secretary of State (participating in the destruction of Libya, Egypt and Syria) qualifies her for nothing but a cell in the Hague.

 

 

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Primitive + Modern — “the disenchantment of our culture with culture itself…the bitter line of hostility to civilization …the discovery and canonization of the primal, non-ethical energies…” Lionel Trilling

Artwork (bottom): Barkley L. Hendricks

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