This is why I’ve bowed out

We are a nation of imbeciles

by Thomas Wictor

Thu, December 20, 2018

@Techno_Fog comments on the transcript of the kangaroo-court proceedings that meted out more injustice to General Michael Flynn.

Before you read it, keep Hanlon’s Razor in mind:

“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”

Judge Emmet Sullivan is a narcissistic idiot.

Americans value fame over all else. When asked, they choose fame even over health. They would rather be chronically ill and famous than in the pink and unknown. It’s clear from the transcript that Judge Sullivan is a preening buffoon with no idea which laws General Flynn broke. Flynn wasn’t charged with violating the Logan Act. And if he HAD violated the Logan Act, it wouldn’t be treason.

We’ve become a culture that brainlessly runs off at the mouth. Everything is treason now.

Except for treason.

Sullivan had to backtrack on EVERYTHING HE SAID. He’s another stupid-ass actor pretending to be competent. The previous president was exactly the same.

Right now, I’m scanning photos from my vast collection, in anticipation of writing books on World War One assault troops. I scan and then touch up the images using photo-editing software. Normally I don’t listen to music or the radio or videos when I sit in my house. My own thoughts are my entertainment. But I started listening to movie reviews on YouTube as I scan. They confirm that our culture has taken a nosedive.

This is a real movie.

I really enjoyed CinemaSins—until narrator Chris Atkinson (below right) began inserting politics into his scripts.

CinemaSins generates $4.4 million a year in YouTube ads alone. Let me tell you something that my brother explained to me: Wealth simply makes peoples’ bad habits worse. If you hate conservatives, you’ll become much more outspoken and abusive AFTER you get rich.

I’m not angry at Chris Atkinson. That would be like getting angry at a first grader. His scripts are full of mispronunciations and ignorance of the things that an educated person would know. He’s a brilliant analyst, but his brilliance is that of an idiot savant. DESPITE his genius, he falls back on the tried-and-true clownage of hating conservatives and religion. He peaked, and now he’s in decline.

Judge Emmet Sullivan is further along in his decline. People are content with giving the impression of being knowledgeable, insightful, and creative. But they don’t want to engage in the desperately hard work that improvement requires. It’s easier to be a slob. A blockhead.

The entire Flynn-Trump narrative is false. Flynn was a spook. The idea that he was sandbagged by simpering weirdo Peter Strzok is laughable. Flynn knew what he was doing. It’s also laughable to see allegedly intelligent people warning Trump about traps and soft coups and the “deep state.” It presumes that Trump is himself an idiot, a notion that stuns me.

Trump and Flynn are providing deadly serious theater. It distracts from what we’re doing worldwide, AND it’s setting up the Democrats for the kill. The hapless Judge Sullivan is the caliber of opponent Trump is facing. Mueller’s people appeared to be drunk today. Or retarded. A very poor show all around. But it’s distracting from the real news. Therefore the endless pratfalls are serving their purpose.

Even at this late date, people can’t grasp that Trump isn’t kidding around. As we watch the pathetic circus in Washington, North and South Korea edge closer to reunification, the Iranians withdraw from Syria because of trouble at home, and the Lebanese kick Hezbollah out of village after village. Back when I was on social media, I told you what the Lebanese were up to. Trump gave the Lebanese army all the equipment that the Saudis have. Then the Lebanese army abruptly changed its uniform. Finally, Israel cleared the minefields from the Golan Heights.

New Lebanese uniform.

New Saudi uniform.

There’s only one reason why all of this was done: The Saudis are using Israel as a jumping-off point to send men into Lebanon to fight as the Lebanese army. That’s just one operation that Trump is making possible.

I got tired of hearing from people who can’t see what I see. It’s just a phase. I’ll be more charitable at some point. Right now I prefer the company of old postcards.

General Flynn will be all right. Judge Sullivan is so stupid that he ordered the general to surrender his passport. Number one, Flynn would never flee. And number two, if he wanted to disappear, nobody could prevent him from doing so. He’s the best spook who ever spooked.

Someday the general and I will have lunch. I’ll tell him about Dutch hand grenades of World War One. As weird as they look, the throwing style was even stranger.

Here’s the grenade. Yes, it was yellow and had a ponytail.

The men were trained to throw it like this.

What can you even say?

Nothing, actually. So carry on.

About the author
Thomas Wictor was born in Caripito, Venezuela, and has lived in Texas, the Netherlands, Norway, Great Britain, Oregon, Japan, and California. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Lewis and Clark College and has worked as a stevedore, library archivist, conversational English teacher, editor of the world's first online newspaper, voiceover actor, delivery driver, process server, field representative for a document-retrieval service, and music journalist.


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