Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

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by Gus Leonisky on Wed, 2020-06-03 06:26



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by Gus Leonisky on Tue, 2020-06-02 20:29

Enough with the Consensus Already!


In theory, politicians and doctors who have studied for a long time are scientists. But in practice, few have a scientific approach. No one today wants to take responsibility for the allegedly sanitary measures that have been taken (confinement, social distancing, wearing masks and gloves). They all take refuge behind collegial decisions, the invocation of science and consensus.


Façade of collegiality

The Covid-19 outbreak took by surprise politicians who had lost sight of their primary function: to protect their fellow citizens.

Panicked, they turned to a few gurus. In this case the mathematician Neil Ferguson of Imperial College [1] and the physician Richard Hatchett of CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations), former collaborator of the US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld [2]. To communicate the decisions they had taken, they called upon both scientists to justify them and moral figures to endorse them.

Thus, in secular France, President Emmanuel Macron set up a Covid-19 Scientific Committee, mainly composed of mathematicians and doctors, under the authority of the President of the National Consultative Ethics Committee.

Everyone could see that, faced with the epidemic, scientists in general were not at all in agreement among themselves. Consequently, the choice of the members of this Council made it possible to exclude in advance those they did not want to hear and to give the floor only to those who they wanted to be heard. Moreover, the appointment of a legal personality to head this mechanism was designed to justify decisions depriving people of their liberty, which were claimed to be necessary, but which were known to be contrary to the Constitution.

In other words, the Committee was merely a screen to make people forget the responsibility of the President of the Republic and his Government. Moreover, there is already a Public Health Administration and a High Council of Public Health, while this new Committee has no legal basis.

Discussions on how to prevent the epidemic and the treatments to be implemented quickly turned into a brawl. President Macron then appointed a second body, the Research and Expertise Analysis Committee, to put things in order. Far from being a scientific forum, it defended CEPI’s positions against the experience of clinical doctors.

The role of politicians is to serve their fellow citizens, not to enjoy official cars and then call for help when they are afraid. The role of doctors is to care for their patients, not to go to seminars on the beaches of the Seychelles.

The case of mathematicians is different. Their role is to quantify observations. Some of them have provoked panic in order to seize power.

Politics and medicine as sciences

Whether politicians and doctors like it or not, politics and medicine are two sciences. In recent decades, however, both forms of expertise have succumbed to the lure of gain and have become the most corrupt professions in the West - closely followed by journalism. Few are those who question their certainties, though to do so is the basic quality of scientists. Now they are making a career of it.

We are defending ourselves very poorly in the face of this degradation of our societies. In the first place, we give ourselves the right to criticise politicians, but strangely not doctors. Secondly, we sue doctors when one of their patients dies instead of congratulating them when they manage to save them, but we turn a blind eye to their corruption by the pharmaceutical industry. It is no secret that the pharmaceutical industry has the largest lobbying budget and even a huge network of lobbyists down to individual doctors in developed countries, the so-called "medical sales representatives". After decades on this merry-go-round, the medical professions have lost their sense of purpose.

Some politicians protect their countries, others do not. 
Some doctors care for their patients, not others.

Patients suspected of having Covid-19 and transferred to hospital were 5 times more likely to die if admitted to some hospitals than others. However, the doctors treating them had all followed the same studies and had the same equipment.

We must demand to know the results of each hospital service.

Professor Didier Raoult successfully treats infectious patients, which is why he was able to build his state-of-the-art institute in Marseille. Professor Karine Lacombe works for the industrialist Gilead Science, which allowed her to be appointed head of the infectious diseases department at the Hôpital Saint-Antoine in Paris. Gilead Science is the company formerly run by Donald Rumsfeld - again, he’s the one who produces the most expensive and often least effective drugs in the world.

Please understand, I am not saying that the caregivers are corrupt, but that they are run by "mandarins" and an administration that is largely corrupt. This is the whole problem with French hospitals, which have a much larger budget than most other developed countries, but have poor results. It is not a question of money, but of where it goes.

The medical press is no longer scientific

The medical press is no longer scientific at all. I’m not talking about the ideological biases denounced in 1996 by the physicist Alan Sokal [3], but about the fact that three quarters of the articles published today are not verifiable.

Almost unanimously, the mainstream media have been involved in an intoxication campaign in favour of a study published in the Lancet condemning the Raoult protocol and paving the way for Gilead Science’s drug Remdesivir [4]. It doesn’t matter that it is not randomized, that it is not verifiable, and that its main author, Dr. Mandeep Mehra, works at Brigham Hospital in Boston to promote Remdesivir, in short, that it is an undignified work. The only trouble is that The Guardian did some digging and noted that the basic data of this study were obviously falsified [5].

Read this "study" and you will not believe your eyes: how could such a deception be published by a "prestigious scientific journal" (sic) like The Lancet? But haven’t you seen similar deceptions in the "reference" political media (sic) such as The New York Times or Le MondeThe Lancet is published by the world’s largest medical publisher, the Elsevier Group, which makes a profit both by selling overpriced single articles and by creating fake scientific journals entirely written by the pharmaceutical industry to sell its products [6].

Recently, I alerted you to NATO’s operation to promote certain "reliable" (sic) sources of information with search engines to the detriment of others [7]. However, the name of a publisher or a media is not a definitive guarantee of competence and sincerity. Each book, each article, must be judged for itself and by yourself solely on the basis of your critical spirit.

The "scientific consensus" versus Science

For several years now, graduate scientists have no longer been interested in science, but in the consensus of their profession. This was already the case in the 17th century, when the astronomers of the time joined forces against Galileo. As they had no way to silence him, they turned to the Church, which condemned him to life imprisonment. But in doing so, Rome was merely aligning itself with the "scientific consensus.

Similarly, sixteen years ago, the Paris Court of Appeals cascaded down my complaints against major newspapers that had defamed me on the sole ground that what I wrote could only be false, given the "journalistic consensus" against me. It did not matter what evidence I produced.

Or again it is in the name of "scientific consensus" that we believe strongly in the "global warming" promoted by former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher [8]. Regardless of the many scientific debates.

Truth is not an opinion, but a process. It cannot be voted on, but must always be questioned.


Roger Lagassé


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by Gus Leonisky on Tue, 2020-06-02 19:58

The death of a 46-year-old African American at the hands of a white police officer has poured salt in America's old wounds and revived the spectre of the 2012 Black Lives Matter movement. And yet, a high-profile Obama-era aide has somehow caught the glimmer of Moscow's hand behind the widespread riots.

Barack Obama's former national security adviser Susan Rice has claimed that the nationwide mayhem over the in-custody death of George Floyd was inflamed by Russia.

"I would not be surprised to learn that they [the Russians] have fomented some of these extremists on both sides using social media. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that they are funding it in some way, shape, or form", Rice told CNN on Sunday providing no evidence to in any way back her assumption.


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See also: satire is a dirty word for bellingcat...


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NSW Police is investigating one of its own officers, who was filmed kicking and pinning an Indigenous teenager to the ground during an arrest in inner-Sydney yesterday.

Key points:

  • In the video, the boy verbally threatens the officer before being kicked down
  • He was treated in hospital after the arrest
  • NSW Police Minister David Elliott said he had been briefed on the incident

The video, which was shared on social media last night, shows three police officers speaking to a group of Indigenous teenagers in Surry Hills. 

In it, a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be identified under NSW law, can be heard speaking to a male police officer before saying "I'll crack ya f**king jaw bro".


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by Gus Leonisky on Tue, 2020-06-02 19:36

Paramedics, nurses and midwives have launched industrial action against the NSW government’s planned 12-month wage freeze.

From Monday night, NSW paramedics were refusing to bill patients, while nurses and midwives started rolling demonstrations outside the state parliament from Tuesday.

Both actions are in protest at the proposed 12-month public pay freeze for the state’s 400,000 public servants, announced by Premier Gladys Berejiklian last week.

The state government wants the freeze to save $3 billion because of the economic damage wrought by COVID-19 restrictions. It says the money will be reinvested in public projects.

Amid a growing outcry at the move, the state government has since offered public servants a one-off $1000 stimulus payment, at a cost of about $200 million. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said that would leave the government with $2.8 billion to reinvest.

If the offer is rejected and the NSW upper house rejects the government’s proposal – as seems likely – the argument about the pay freeze will go to the industrial relations commission.


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Meanwhile, many small businesses have been replaced by home deliveries under Covid19 situation... Shops are empty...

by Gus Leonisky on Tue, 2020-06-02 19:18
The chaotic protests rocking Washington DC have caught the attention of Poland, after protesters targeted a statue of an Eastern European military hero and statesman.

The US capital fell victim to an orgy of destruction on Sunday, after thousands of demonstrators descended on the city, sparked by the police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd.

Although many protesters were peaceful, fires broke out and stores were looted as law enforcement and military police attempted to enforce the city’s 11pm curfew.

One act of vandalism has gone largely overlooked – at least until now. Photographs show that a statue near the white house of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish military leader and statesman, was covered in graffiti by protesters. Messages spray-painted onto the monument included “BLM” (Black Lives Matter), as well as “F**k Trump.”

The vandalism prompted Polish Ambassador to the US Piotr Wilczek to issue a diplomatic protest of his own.


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One could wonder what this article is doing about in a section reserved for the "Snowies", the "high" mountains of Australia. At a bit more than 2,228 metres the top of Australia in the Snowy Mountains is named Mount Kosciuszko...


I think it was Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki, the explorer who named the bloody thing...

by Gus Leonisky on Tue, 2020-06-02 18:58
Bellingcat, the UK-based enablers of Western narratives in Syria and Ukraine now fueling US race riots, selectively translated a satirical post from Russian social media shared by RT’s editor-in-chief to get her “canceled.”

On Sunday, Margarita Simonyan shared a Telegram post by Dmitry Steshin, a war correspondent for the newspaper KP, which purported to give “advice” to rioters in the US on how to make their uprising more “successful” along the lines of the 2014 US-backed coup in Ukraine.

Given that the post was entirely in Russian, it was obvious that the real objective of Steshin – and Simonyan – was to comment on the Maidan uprising in Kiev and the ensuing war in Ukraine. Not so, declared the self-proclaimed experts on “open-source” intelligence. Bellingcat selectively translated a handful of sentences from Steshin’s post and accused Simonyan of – what else? –  racism.

“Bellingcat accusing me of racism for a repost that used the Russian word for a black person is as baseless as me accusing Bellingcat of racism for calling me Russian, and not Armenian (I am both),” Simonyan said in response to the accusations.

Your ‘exposé’ is multiplying the stupidity in the world.

RT also responded to Bellingcat on Twitter, pointing out that they “missed the point” of the Telegram post, which was not aimed at black protesters in 2020, but satirized the 2014 Ukrainian unrest.

Indeed, Simonyan’s post starts with “good advice to black people of Minnesota from a journalist who covered seven Maidans and color revolutions” – referring to US-backed astroturfed protests that often escalated into riots for the purpose of regime change. Being in Russian, though, the advice was clearly not meant for Minnesotans.

While Steshin’s post might have used rough language, “humor norms vary by country. More so in countries not dealing with [the] burden of once being such enthusiastic African slave traders,” RT noted in a retort to Bellingcat.

Russia has no history of African slavery and has treated fairly the people of African heritage who ended up living there voluntarily, from the great-grandfather of the famous 19th century poet Aleksandr Pushkin to Chernobyl liquidator Igor Khiryak, to use a more modern example. 


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by Gus Leonisky on Tue, 2020-06-02 18:00

NBN Co has ramped up its rollout of copper-based broadband connections, but telco experts say the move makes no sense, arguing that fibre would be both “future proof” and cost-effective.

With the national broadband network’s rollout deadline looming, NBN Co has now purchased enough copper cabling to wrap around the planet one-and-a-quarter times.

As of March 3, a total of 49,620 kilometres of copper had been bought for use in the NBN’s footprint, NBN Co told The New Daily.

The cost of the copper is “commercial in confidence”, an NBN Co spokesperson said, but based on figures provided to the Senate in 2017 could now exceed half a billion dollars.

Nearly 7000 kilometres of new copper cabling was purchased in the six months to March alone (up from 42,990 kilometres in October), with the $51 billion NBN rollout due to be completed by the end of the June.

NBN Co stressed that the total figure includes 19,771 kilometres of specialised copper cable used to create fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) connections, as opposed to more of the problem-plagued fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) connections, many of which run on decades-old copper cables.

“The vast majority of copper we purchase today is for use in our FTTC network,” the NBN Co spokesperson said.

“FTTC brings fibre a lot closer to homes and businesses to enable very high-speed broadband, but it sometimes requires additional copper for the premises in this footprint.”

Although copper purchases for FTTN have “greatly reduced as that part of the rollout nears completion”, the rate of copper purchases “has actually increased since February 2019 when NBN started rolling out its FTTC technology”, the NBN Co spokesperson said.

“More than two-thirds of copper purchased by NBN over the last year has been for use in FTTC,” they said.

However, industry experts told The New Daily that NBN Co’s decision to roll out copper-based FTTC connections, rather than FTTP connections using “future proof” fibre optic cable made no sense financially or technologically.

Independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde explained slammed NBN Co’s decision to roll out copper for FTTC rather than fibre as “a waste of money and a waste of time”.

FTTC connections use copper “lead-in” cables to connect a home to fibre at the kerb, he explained.

If you have fibre all the way to the kerb, why on Earth wouldn’t you go for the last bits of fibre to the house?’’ 

Rolling out new copper lead-in cables rather than superior fibre-optic cables “doesn’t make sense”, Mr Budde said, as the cost of installing the cables is equivalent, and installing fibre now would save on future upgrade costs.

“If you want to future proof the network … then why not put fibre in? You have to dig up the ground, that’s the biggest cost whether [you’re installing] copper or fibre,” he said.

If you put fibre in, you are future proof. And if you put copper in, then it’s quite possible that in five or 10 years you have to dig it up again and put fibre in.’’

Mr Budde said he believed that politics had driven the decision.

“The government is totally adamant that they are not going to install fibre-to-the-home,” he said.

In my opinion the only reason why you would not put fibre in is political.’’

Associate professor in network engineering at RMIT university Mark Gregory told The New Daily he was “flabbergasted” by NBN Co’s decision to roll out more copper for FTTC over fibre.

Copper-based technologies are already effectively obsolete,’’ Dr Gregory said.

“If they’re doing lead-in cables for FTTC, they should just simply be doing FTTP. The cost would be the same.”

Dr Gregory said that Australia’s telecommunications industry “is demanding that NBN Co commence the move to an all-fibre network”.

Last week, Telstra boss Andy Penn called for the government to develop a “long-term strategy for telecommunications in Australia”, including NBN upgrades.

“If the acceleration of the digital economy is crucial to a fast recovery, which I believe it is, then telecommunications is now arguably Australia’s most important infrastructure to this digital recovery,” Mr Penn said.

New South Wales’ state government is also pushing ahead with plans to roll out its own ‘Gig state’ fibre broadband network that could undercut the NBN in regional areas.

 ‘Up to a gigabit’ NBN plans, but only for some

On Friday, NBN Co launched three new speed tiers for residential broadband customers, but Australians without the right NBN connections will miss out on the fastest speeds.


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by Gus Leonisky on Tue, 2020-06-02 17:15

Today’s precipitating news peg is the death of another black man at the hands of another white cop under another set of dubious circumstances. If 100,000 COVID deaths can’t shake your faith in Trump, maybe one more of these will. In the eyes of the mainstream media, it is of course all Trump’s fault. The problem with that is former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, now charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, previously shot one suspect, was involved in the fatal shooting of another, and received at least 17 complaints during his nearly two decades with the department.

Nobody prosecuted him for any of that, including never-gonna-be-VP Amy Klobuchar, as a county prosecutor. Klobuchar also did not criminally charge other cops in the more than two dozen officer-involved fatalities during her time as prosecutor. She punted those decisions to a grand jury. Current Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who was a lawyer and state legislator when Klobuchar was prosecutor, defended Klobuchar’s record as “a practice that was common at the time.” That’s another way of saying systematic.

One person Klobuchar systematically declined to prosecute was today’s villain, Derek Chauvin. In 2006 he was one of six officers who shot Wayne Reyes after Reyes aimed a shotgun at police after stabbing two people. Small world. And that’s before anyone looks again at Biden’s own record on these things, from Cornpop on forward.

See, this week has happened before. George Bush had Rodney King. Under Bill Clinton it was Amadou Diallo shot 41 times, remembered in the Springsteen song American Skin (41 Shots). For George W. Bush, it was Sean Bell. Eric Garner was strangled by police during the Obama term, alongside the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

Barack Obama said what happened last week in Minnesota “shouldn’t be normal in 2020 America” when in fact it has been normal for some time now, including under his watch. After the police killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2015, Obama called the protesters “criminals.” Oops. But the media has him covered now; Vox jumped in this round with “being a former president is different. Now that he is out of office, Obama is more free to try to lead the social change his candidacy once promised.” Change? Leadership? Obama’s Justice Department did not prosecute Eric Gardner’s killer. Obama’s Justice Department did notprosecute Michael Brown’s killer. So today there is still no justice, no peace. Blame Trump.

If that Minnesota cop was a violent racist, he certainly didn’t take the red pill from Trump’s hand, not with two decades of personal complaints and two decades of signature national violence and two decades of prosecutorial somnolence behind him. Remind us again, who was the black Democratic president of the United States during most of that time? Who was his black Democratic attorney general? And someone is trying to use racism in 2020 to take down Trump?

Wait, breaking news! Trump is threatening to kill Americans! In what The New York Times characterized as “an overtly violent ultimatum to protesters,” Trump tweeted the phrase “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” and threatened to deploy the National Guard to Minneapolis.

Now of course the Times knows but didn’t let on to the rubes it knows that it is nearly impossible for the president to federalize the National Guard for domestic law enforcement (we slogged through the explanations two years ago in another faux-panic Trump was going to order the Guard to enforce immigration laws.) The Guard generally answers to its state governor, and in the case of Minnesota, Governor Walz already called for full mobilization. Again just a tweet, carrying the weight of a feather. So it’s fitting the punishment is a tagged violation of Twitter rules and not impeachment this time. 

The problem with using COVID as the Trump Killer was not enough people died. Had the early predictions of millions of deaths sweeping across the nation had any truth in them, that would be hard to ignore. Had COVID zombies using their last strength to fight  over the remaining ventilators come to pass, that would have been an October Surprise in May.


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Anomie (/ˈænəˌmi/) is "the condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals".[1]Anomie may evolve from conflict of belief systems[2] and causes breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community (both economic and primary socialization).[3] In a person this can progress into a dysfunction in ability to integrate within normative situations of their social world - e.g., an unruly personal scenario that results in fragmentation of social identity and rejection of values.[4][citation needed]

The term, commonly understood to mean normlessness, is believed to have been popularized by French sociologist Émile Durkheim in his influential book Suicide (1897). However, Durkheim first introduced the concept of anomie in his 1893 work The Division of Labour in Society. Durkheim never used the term normlessness;[5] rather, he described anomie as "derangement", and "an insatiable will".[6][need quotation to verify] Durkheim used the term "the malady of the infinite" because desire without limit can never be fulfilled; it only becomes more intense.[7]

For Durkheim, anomie arises more generally from a mismatch between personal or group standards and wider social standards, or from the lack of a social ethic, which produces moral deregulation and an absence of legitimate aspirations. This is a nurtured condition:


Most sociologists associate the term with Durkheim, who used the concept to speak of the ways in which an individual's actions are matched, or integrated, with a system of social norms and practices … anomie is a mismatch, not simply the absence of norms. Thus, a society with too much rigidity and little individual discretion could also produce a kind of anomie ...[8]


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by Gus Leonisky on Tue, 2020-06-02 14:01

Is it free will or the booze talking?

Or are we prone to our own decisive problems?…

The fifth Leonisky Paradox says that “Inasmuch as the Universe is predestined by the big bang to vanish, the individual human functions within, have relative free will.” The relative elements here being the social environment itself making use of the natural conditions, and of the time between birth and death. And meteorites.

"I'm becoming daily more and more misanthropic and misogynous ... nothing worthwhile, good or useful to do ... no one to devote myself to. My situation makes me horridly sad and wretched. Even musical production has lost its attraction for me for I can't see the point or goal.

This is how Charles-Valentin Alkan, a French-Jewish composer and virtuoso pianist expressed in 1861 his lack of creative spirit, being probably depressed, to his friend, Hiller. At the height of his fame, in the 1830s and 1840s, Alkan was as famous as his friends, Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt — being one of the leading pianist and composers for the piano, in Paris. We still know the other two, we have forgotten Alkan...

Alkan's aversion to socialising and publicity, appeared to be self-willed, especially after a moron got the job as head of the Conservatoire in Paris, expecting to get the job himself. Liszt commented to the Danish pianist Frits Hartvigson that "Alkan possessed the finest technique he had ever known, but preferred the life of a recluse.” 

An Australian pianist, Stephanie McCallum has suggested that Alkan may have suffered from Asperger syndrome, schizophrenia or obsessive–compulsive disorder. Remember Shine… Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim. 

But Alkan might have been unable to find a “meaningful” relationship in a French society that was hesitating between revolution, enlightenment and pissy politics in which the nobility and the bourgeois in search of entertainment were quite ignorant of the social moires. The technical term is anomie — the condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals. 

Anomie may evolve from conflict of belief systems and causes breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community (both economic and general socialisation). For individuals, this can develop into an inability to integrate within normative situations of their social world, an unruly personal scenario that results in fragmentation of social identity and rejection of values.

Here as well, Alkan was Jewish and, apart from music, he set himself new goals like translating into French the new and ancient testament FROM THE ORIGINAL TEXTS… This would have baffled him as well — as we know that in order for these to make any narrative sense, there had been a lot of revisionism in the 5th century AD, and much of what we know were from manuscripts by Greek forgers.

As regards the music of his own time, Alkan was unenthusiastic, or at any rate detached and possibly mildly mad. He commented to Hiller, his best friend, that "Wagner is not a musician, he is a disease." While he admired Berlioz's talent, he did not enjoy his music. At the Petits Concerts, little more than Mendelssohn and Chopin was played, apart for Alkan's own works and occasionally some favourites such as Saint-Saëns. 

Yet Alkan, now a semi-forgotten composer, was a giant at pushing the ideas within rather than tinkle with our emotions… His technique in places is trance-like, using repeats and contrasts that may seem to intentionally destroy the melodies…

Was this a choice or a predestination?… Was he the sum-total of influences or could he have guided himself in this corner of special creativity… Did he feel inferior for never having creating orchestrated works for a symphony ensemble?

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by Gus Leonisky on Tue, 2020-06-02 13:31

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday invoked a law from 1807 allowing him to send military forces to states rocked by unrest over the death of George Floyd in a sudden White House Rose Garden address interrupted by the sounds of protestors being cleared out by police nearby.

“We cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob,” Trump said, declaring himself the “president of law and order” while blaming extremist groups such as Antifa for the unrest.

“I am mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop rioting and looting, to end the destruction,” he said, immediately mobilizing the Insurrection Act of 1807, which allows him to deploy troops anywhere across the nation.

It was last used in 1992, by President George H.W. Bush to quell the LA riots, which were sparked by the police beating of Rodney King.

“If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them,” Trump said of the act.

Under the Civil War-era Posse Comitatus Act, federal troops are prohibited from performing domestic law enforcement actions such as making arrests, seizing property or searching people. In extreme cases, however, the president can invoke the Insurrection Act, which allows the use of active-duty or National Guard troops for law enforcement.


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Here, the social problems in the USA are going to be used by the liberal press to highlight the incapacity of a President that has never understood social issues and rarely used his brain. Trump has an inability to cajole and for him everything has a fixed price — negotiable mind you. Confusion? sure.

The problem with the democrats and the progressive media was that they tried to challenge and impeach "The Donald" on issues such as the Russians and Ukraine. This was always going to go nowhere. But Trump has no understanding of social constructs. He may know how many toilets he needs in his Trump Tower and how much to charge for the rent, but apart from this, he has no clue. Not even the ability to lie about it.

The president suffers from anomie:

Anomie may evolve from conflict of belief systems and causes breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community (both economic and general socialisation). For individuals, this can develop into an inability to integrate within normative situations of their social world, and become an unruly personal scenario that results in fragmentation of social identity and rejection of social values. Donald only understands the power of money.