On shutting down the internet and other Trumpian Tropes of the Absurd.

 

Busy day, no?

 

First, Barack Obama, the Chief Executive of the United States and its armed forces, and just days after a violent Islamic action within our borders, tells us to be nice to Muslims and that guns are bad. He spouts, angrily, almost self-righteously, how he can’t believe those on “no fly” lists can buy guns and then, within hours, commences to bomb Syrian troops as part of a joint coalition; this all about the same time Donald Trump is telling us how he thinks Obama shot a blank in his national address and painted the POTUS as a hollow talking head, only to jump on the usual Trump machine-gun frenzy today, first by telling us Muslims should not be allowed in the United States for the time being, and then, a short time ago, to my consternation and shock, that the internet is the root evil behind Islamic terrorism and that he will investigate, personally, to see how the internet can be frozen in order to secure our safety and security and American-entitled sense of happiness.

 

What?

 

Trump tells us, “We’re losing a lot of people because of the internet. We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that internet up in some ways. Somebody will say, ‘Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people.”

 

Sigh. Whatever. Donald, I appreciate the fact you are shaking up the playing field and reducing establishmentarian politicians to rubble with your chaotic Presidential run, but man, sometimes…

 

This is ludicrous. The internet is a global hive.

 

If you want to “shut it down,” you’ll only be able to shut down its American manifestation. Maybe down the road other Western sycophants will follow suit, but ultimately, much of the internet’s adherents will follow its own independent itinerary, America be damned.

 

Or what exactly are you saying?

 

Donald Trump, in case you haven’t noticed, is the master manipulator of language and concept, distorter of perception. He is a cognitive illusionist. Surely, despite the fact he’s an old fart, he is keen enough to understand the dynamics of the global digital realm and its innate mechanics. And yet he blusters his way through another gobbledygook Trumpian parable of absolutism that his fans adore, but which leaves those of us with lucid minds shaking our heads.

 

Anything Donald Trump utters is not to be taken at face value.

 

He is a master symbol-weaver. A dramatist, a poet of our collective fears, who spins reality and snares us in his esoteric traps of panic. What is Donald Trump up to?

 

Let me give you a pointer about Donald Trump.

 

Whenever he utters something outlandish and over-the-top, he knows what he’s doing.

 

He is trolling you, and if you’re stupid and emotional and one-dimensional (like 93% of the public), you’ll find yourself tangled in his trap. When it comes to Donald Trump, you must step back, don’t think about the rudimentary possibilities of his words. Pretend you’re in literature class and you are deconstructing a very abstract, intricate passage from James Joyce where nothing should be comprehended at face value. Look deeper.

 

Trump’s modus operandi involves Truth, but Truth is wedged between slivers of distraction and facetious offense. The more ludicrous his postulation (which for him is a difficult thing to gauge), the more dire his warning.

 

What is he saying now with this utter bullshit about shutting the internet down, which even for him, is downright stupefying?
What is his omen?
What is the dust-up he is introducing to us incrementally that we wouldn’t believe was possible just a week ago?

 

Is he following France’s lead?

 

Is he maliciously creating an American backlash against an egregious action by American Feds in anticipation of the administration’s upcoming mimicry of France’s Totalitarian Fearism?

 

I don’t believe Donald Trump wants to shut the internet down. Really “shut it down.”

 

I believe he sees such a course of action arising in America’s near future and is flaming the embers of animosity to the principle of such by using his podium to voice a possibility of it. He’ll backpedal just in time for Barack Obama’s fated pitch of such Draconian measures.

 

Oh, and by the way. Donald Trump is just trying to position himself ahead of the curve because his future opponent, Hillary, is already one step ahead.

 

If an Establishmentarian Democrat and the French are speaking openly of such measures, you know for sure they are a plan waiting to be hatched.

 

Donald Trump is just exposing them as his own in order to vent their ire: he’ll disclaim such an idea in due time as only he can do (and quite well).

 

 

Obama honors Pearl Harbor Day by bombing Syrian forces.

What better, or more fitting, a symbol than this?

An air strike believed to have been carried out by the U.S.-led coalition killed four Syrian military personnel in Deir al Zor province, which is mostly held by Islamic State, a monitoring group said on Monday, in what would be the first time coalition warplanes had hit Syrian government forces.

A source close to the Syrian government confirmed the strike and said there had been casualties and vehicles destroyed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike hit part of the Saeqa military camp near the town of Ayyash in western Deir al Zor province and wounded 13 military personnel in the first such incident since the coalition began its bombing campaign against Islamic State in Syria.

The strike had hit some time in the last 24 hours, it said.

The U.S.-led force’s campaign is against Islamic State, which controls most of Deir al Zor, including its capital, and has regularly targeted the group in the eastern Syrian province.

In Deir al Zor city, another air strike believed to be carried out by the coalition overnight killed a woman and two of her children, the Observatory said.

Deir al Zor province links Islamic State’s de facto capital in Raqqa with territory controlled by the group in Iraq, and its oilfields are a major source of revenue for the group.

I wonder how quickly 300 million citizens can be put on that No Fly list?