Police and the Capitol Attack : Learning from History

 “This remains one of the largest police shootouts in U.S. history with a reported total of over 9,000 rounds being fired (4,000 by the SLA and 5,000 by police). Every round fired by SLA members at the police missed the officers. There were no casualties among law enforcement, firefighters and civilians.”

                                    Los Angeles 1975

When and where will the next attack take place? Nobody knows. We hope it never happens again. Why did this last attack take place? We know the people involved and we know about the Impeachment Trial and we know about all those people who were supportive of Donald Trump until….It brought to mind Nikki Haley who abandoned Trump as did some other Republicans who would not go along with “Stop the Steal” and the attack on our nation’s capital and our democracy in the last days of the Trump Administration. The signs that something could happen right from the beginning. I sensed it. Leading Democrats sensed it and I think some Republicans sensed it. It was like taking a predictor test before a real test in some school. We were being schooled all along.

Why did the Holocaust take place? Hitler is the answer.  Why did the attack on the The Capitol take place? Trump is the answer. Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke about Kristallnacht and some Jews disagreed over what they conceive is an attempt to diminish the memory of the Holocaust by referencing the breaking on the door and the windows of The Capitol to that bigger historical event. Those people just do not understand the pain that Schwarzenegger felt and will continue to feel. This is pain that many people know nothing about since they do not know the history. Trump was there, but he didn’t even have to be there. Hitler wasn’t there during Kristallnacht. Could you see John F. Kennedy or any modern-day president doing all the things that Trump did leading up to January 6, 2021? Only Trump!

I sent one of my articles through the internet recently to the Commissioner of NYPD and Sgt. Mullins of the Sergeants Benevolent Association. The article was related to COVID-19 and some police who experience a death in the family due to that illness. Take a peek right here. This was written October 8, 2020. “This is no joke. A woman with two children attending college fought her way out of poverty to climb the ladder of success in life. She took a trip by airplane to Florida from New York. One of the other passengers, just like her, has two children and obtained success in life. As the second woman was talking near the first woman’s seat she coughed and sneezed spraying the area. She had no mask on and was not complying with federal regulations during COVID-19. The first woman a laboratory technician had some slides with her and removed the fluid near her to the slide and put it away to be tested later. The first woman later became sick and unfortunately she passed away from COVID-19.

Family members of the first woman were in shock about everything that had happened. Among her close family were judges and police officers. The police officers at family gathering strongly indicated their preference for Donald Trump who has been known as a “law and order” president.  But Trump is also the mask choice president who has undermined lots of places across our nation. Now the family appears really at war with itself because of the mourning process and the facts of the matter. All the cousins and others involved love each other but they were divided long before this incident happened. Reality is setting in and this is not a reality show where people can get fired. The death of their beloved family member matters! This kind of behavior is shocking as those family members have to pretty much say “Goodbye Cuz! It’s just too bad that you got the virus and died Cuz! And ignore those important “essentials” of poor leadership in Washington, D.C. Burying their heads in the sand for some rhetorical support by Donald Trump and his band of merry propagandists.”

With that done, we can turn to police across our nation, police who have been hardened by conditions in their town or city and who were conditioned into being loud and clear Trump supporters. Officer Brian Sicknick did not work with them, but he was one of their own. I do not pretend to speak for his wife and family so who knows the depth of their feelings right now about the situation involving the attack on The Capitol. And I write these things feeling reasonably certain that people around Trump will be investigated who have been connected with The Proud Boys and other groups. The big question there will information be transformed into evidence. Don’t you think that a fair investigation would include that?

Trump is being investigated and we shall see if he is prosecuted for The Capitol rioting. Will his men in blue sour his once very sweet support, if or if he is not prosecuted? I wrote this on March 9, 2020

And I continued with this warning. “This is not a moment in history where Donald Trump should be in charge.  Killing the Democratic opposition and anyone who is not loyal to him has been his major strength so far.  But now lives are at risk and I compare these days to fighting battles in the Pacific against the Japanese when the commanders made lots of mistakes that cost lives.”

And upon waking up on Monday, February 15, 2021, I quickly noticed the reporting about Roger Stone and The Oath Keepers being together in Washington, D.C. and apparently they were protecting Stone. Stone was, pardon me, pardoned by Trump and this announcement or annuncio in Italian takes me to my reading of one of the early competitors of Mussolini whose name was Gabriele D’Annunzio. D’Annunzio had a strong influence on the ideology of Mussolini, il Duce. And his balcony speeches and use of black shirted supporters was copied by Mussolini. Mussolini even bribed D’Annuzio to keep him out of politics. Trump, I noticed, has been called similar names including el Caudillo which is associated with Franco, the dictator of Spain. The Oath Keepers, it has been reported, intended to ferry weapons into our nation’s capital for the demonstration on January 6, 2021.

A thorough investigation of The Capitol attack should turn up much more about the role of the police as people around the country are talking. It is almost certain that reporters are working on articles related to that and there could be much more written on the subject before any investigation is completed. The high volume of police and veterans who were among those arrested is an indicator. And if you spend lots of time researching the statements and actions of police around our nation, that is an indicator of police overreaching on their responsibility to uphold the law and protect everyone.

A bit of research about the police led to this as well. Women in the police department back in the early twentieth century were instrumental in making sure that teenagers would not be tried as adults. And they worked hard to protect women who might get caught up in “immoral sexual influences.” These social issues were progressive issues. And there is no doubt that, in other ways, their efforts have continued on that path. The problem always is when the police turn against democracy which has taken place in history.

In fact I was just reading this in a book I recently purchased. This goes back a hundred years and I am not saying that conditions are the same, but it is always time to improve things. Police officer Raymond Cafferata was quoted and he said “I’m merely pro-British.” We could substitute American today for British as we address issues in America. He actually said “I am not anti-Semitic nor anti-Arab” in that comment. Research shows that many or most of the British who served in Palestine a hundred years ago had the same attitude. A British general said “I dislike them equally…Arabs, and Jews and Christians, in Syria and Palestine, they are all alike, beastly people.” This lesson about history should be noted by police and by community people that do not know the history of Palestine and who make up their minds based on fake news and/or half-truths. History matters! I am sure that I will want to write more and share more since the material is fascinating to read.

I wrote this on August 8, 2019 about Trump who was endorsed by police unions. Trump Wants Americans To Be Killed: DHS Report.

 Of course the report doesn’t say that Trump wants Americans to be killed, but we have to present alongside that headline that Republicans say that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats want open borders to allow an “invasion” to take place.  Do I have to say anymore?  We can throw into the fire that Trump wants Americans to be killed with assault weapons and that is why he won’t take action among other things.  To be balanced I must say that Trump and others would say that the great assault weapon of the Repugnicans is the MS-13.

The DHS or Department of Homeland Security which is not a liberal agency by any means reported that Trump wanted to do nothing to curtail and prevent White Supremacy by attacking it and emphasized only the threat of Muslims when the threat from Whites is gigantic in America compared to the Muslim threat in America.  That Trump for you!

We noticed this movement to minimize the problems of White Supremacy recently as people from different minority groups testified in Congress about the Muslim threat and never once portrayed the statistics to show that this White nation and its anti-Semitism and hate is the greater threat, even as Jews were being massacred here and Muslim massacred in New Zealand.  I was concerned about domestic terrorism and wrote to Senator John Mc Cain and he responded even though the protocol of our Congress is that constituents should seek out their own senator.  I wrote to Mc Cain about gangs and domestic terrorism and scored points.  Trump chose to ignore the problem for over a year.  CNN News reported that domestic terrorism now ranks closely with international terrorism under Trump. And things will not get back during the 2020 budget because of the delay to act.  No funding no manpower!

Trump is bad at speaking out against White Supremacy and that is typical of much of the horrible history that I have been reading about for over two years.  He is slightly better at speaking out than Adolph Hitler was.  Should we give him credit for that?  And the report also indicates that Trump was more concerned about foreign drug dealers and Muslims.

I also issued a challenge to Officer Bob Kroll of Minneapolis back in October 2019. Here it is! Here is an excerpt from that article. “I can understand Kroll’s complaint about the city not being effective enough in keeping young adults and older adults away from crime.  Just about everyone needs retraining in that matter including Bob Kroll.  I should point out to the lieutenant, his supporting cast, and to others what I mean.  We could go back to the 1990s in New York City when a tough prosecutor named Rudy Giuliani became mayor of New York.  Almost all the crime was committed by youth and adults who grew up in the Christian faith but went astray, people who might have gone into Christian colleges.  Muslims were a few in the mosaic of the Big Apple.  Many of those people could have earned a high school equivalency long before they got into trouble, but that didn’t happen and we probably can detect the same things in Minneapolis.  And l have heard about the Somalian gangs there.”

This symbiotic relationship with Donald Trump must end now since his true colors have been established. Or are the culprits and the people who wish they had been there to help Trump just modern-day versions (but transformed) of a neo-Symbionese Liberation Army and marching to the beat of Donald Trump and his family ready to capitalize on his name. Extinguish those flames now! I can tell you this about that history. A man and a child came out of a home with their hands up as police waited outside. The man said there was no one in the house, but the little child told the truth and a battle took place in Los Angeles. “This remains one of the largest police shootouts in U.S. history with a reported total of over 9,000 rounds being fired (4,000 by the SLA and 5,000 by police). Every round fired by SLA members at the police missed the officers. There were no casualties among law enforcement, firefighters and civilians.” That is where we seem to be heading and the truth must be told right now to keep America safe.

The Trump Diary

“I stayed silent. I did not dare to confess the pain at the centre of my being. Our generation gets everything from Trump. It is Trump. It is not possible to compare him apart from us. It can only be done by acknowledging that he is in us and we in him.”

The story about the attack on The Capitol should have played out in a different way. Why did it occur? Trump played a major role and his supporters were willing, able, and ready. Yes it could have been much worse, both before and during the attack. And why aren’t Republicans being much more supportive of our nation? Why are they remaining partisan? This article will attempt to explain it. What happened was not for historians to share with US and people around the world as they publish books based on incredible research. What was needed was knowing history before it happened and being able to apply that history in a new situation.

Yes I watched the MSNBC account of the newly released video that had not been seen, although I had seen an officer being crushed and beaten before. I watched Senator Angus King and Congressman Jim Hines and others. Hines spoke about former Senator Joseph McCarthy who I happened to write about weeks ago and he pointed out that this attack was much worse than what happened under McCarthy. And yes it was worse. That is my opinion.

The potential for immense damage was known in minutes as pipe bombs were found nearby. And the attack on police was taking place and Trump did nothing. “We will Stop the Steal” Trump announced as he gave his supporters credit for the slogan.

You should take notice of the quote at the beginning which I had just read about just a day ago. Center is spelled centre, but more importantly I put in the name Trump and took out the name Mussolini. So that is how vast numbers of supporters thought about Mussolini before he finally agreed to fight with Hitler against the nations of Europe (and then US).

Congressman David Cicilline spoke about Trump’s state of mind and he was right. Trump cared only about the men in blue at that moment.

Here we go again.

Capo Di Tutti Or Boss Of All Bosses: Jail Time For Trumpee In America?

America was having trouble and it looked for a new great leader and it chose someone who could incite the people, even though the master race was not the everyday theme. There are those who knew what was coming even during the campaign, because there was a deep state of propaganda taking place as our nation became more divided in a certain way (Trump and his partisans replaced Obama and certain truths but a lot of misconceptions of Obama were propagated). Learn the tune here. Take the time to learn. Watch the video.

And that was written on January 3, 2021 and I compared the rally in Washington, D.C. to the March on Rome that led to power taking by Mussolini.

The video as I wrote included Frank Sinatra and I wrote this.

The video, by the way was Frank Sinatra singing and the story of Lucky Luciano was being told as he fell from power. Here are some of the lyrics that seem to apply to Trump and his desire to eliminate his opposition. “Nothing in the world that I do means a thing without you.

I’m just half alive in my struggle to survive without you You are my way of life, the only way I know, you are my way of life.”

And then over a month later I was reading the huge amount of notes sent to Mussolini that reflect the state of mind of the Trump men and women who attacked and attacked for hours, killing, injuring, and stopping our democracy for hours.

Congressman Joaquin Castro read the tweet that I read mentioned on January 12, 2021. “

It was bad enough to read that the Capitol officers were more important in his worldview than the elected officials inside. And that expression of love for his supporters before he denounced them also showed his lack of priorities for all Americans. But we know Trump and he indicated a long time that he counted on the support of strong people to keep in power and some of them showed up, got themselves into trouble, and have been exposed and diminished all over America by Trumpmania.” And the congressman pointed out evidence from Trump’s staff asking Trump to intervene to send the people home.

Who is to blame? Trump, his supporters, his press, his power brokers, and his main advisers.

Let’s get back to Mussolini. He knew about the violence whether he had it perpetrated by order or by the acts of others. Around 1,000 people were killed before the March on Rome.

There surely were varying differences among Fascists on lots of issues. Mussolini’s own son-in-law collaborated with a group of men to force Mussolini out of office and those men were killed. There were men who did not wish Mussolini to move into his period of racism (against Jews for example) and those men including members of his family wished to protect Jews, particularly Jews that were close to them as friends, employees, etc. And Mussolini continued on that path.

But I want you to take a look at the advisers around Mussolini long before he entered World War II as an ally of Hitler. Those months were full of all kinds of thoughts. Mussolini gave strong thoughts about remaining neutral as Italy had remained neutral partially during World War I. He backed off deciding that he would enter at the right time for Italy.  There were those who told Mussolini that Italy was not prepared for war, but Mussolini trapped himself by going to war. And it was his son-in-law who warned il Duce that it would be a “crime” to enter the war on Germany’s side. He could have decided to join with France to fight against Germany.

The point is that there was talk all over the place, but in the end Trump chose violence by going to war. And that was                  his undoing as the people rose up against him as they became liberated.

One of the most common things that happened in relation to the news leading up to January 6, 2021 was that two major events were being covered at the Capitol, the vote to legitimize the electoral votes and the rally which turned violent. The violence that was kind of expected would probably take place outside by competing forces. Some of that violence did take place outside by competing force (without antifa being present) and the rest is history. I was writing about an attempt to overthrow our government and the news was concentrating on other things. Why? I live the history each day, do not lose sight of the history (or at least I try not to), and come to conclusions that lead me to act. I called people around our nation, particularly in California and Florida to tell them to be careful.

News and journalists play an important role. Mussolini was a newspaper editor.

La Vita Italiana

Il Popolo d’Italia

Critica Fascista

Cremona nuova

Lo sport fascista

Il Secolo

Preziosi, Balbo, (Vittorio) Mussolini,

Whoever stops is lost slogan

Jews do not belong to the Italian race words- promoted by Mussolini

Credere, Obbedire, Combattere – a fascist slogan

Foxxi Fascista, News Massimo, Breibaritini, Blaziere,

Pirrone, Hanitizio, Dobsiano, Calsone

Take a few moments to pronounce those names a la italiana or in the Italian style.

Balbo who was killed in action over Tobruk in the war and a response about that came from Il Duce in which he reduced their relationship severely. He now claimed that Balbo came from a group of “vain imbeciles” and stating that Balbo was a “friend” to be easily forgotten. Whether it is Balbo or Pence, Mussolini or Trump, the pattern is there, including “an eye for an eye” among other things. It could be an understatement for sure to say that people were disposable to those two men.

And I have written extensively about Hitler, Mussolini, and Trump. If Hitler is the third baseman, Mussolini the second baseman, then Trump who got his America First from Hitler and even from Mussolini and even from a priest who made radio broadcasts in the 1930s, then Trump must have been the first baseman. And even though he is away from power in our government, his power will resonate with tens of more people than resonated with either Hitler or Mussolini or even both. It’s time to take that team off the playing field. That should be America’s pastime today. It’s time to say to Trump and his supporters “You’re out!”

Decades ago, when Republicans brought General Douglas MacArthur into a Senate hearing after the general was fired by President Truman, they decided to abandon their effort to protect the general. Not only had the general spoken out secretly about starting a war with China by his influence, but also he showed himself to be less knowledgeable about military tactics than he had previously alleged. MacArthur betrayed the United States by his actions and his name is still held high, even in my community as I have flown from Islip-MacArthur Airport. This is America!

Let’s finally go by the facts. Trump could have stayed away from the rallies. He did not! He could have chosen other things to talk about. He did not! He could have taken action to help. He did not! He took action to help himself. Trump’s diary is full of inciting violence. And the diary quote at the beginning of this article is about Mussolini.

He could also have stayed with his supporters to the end instead of leaving them to their devices. And in my reading of Mussolini there is one critical point. Trump’s supporters are in his belief the good guys. In fascist Italy, the good guys were the fascists including the police. There was violence and repression at that time. There is one telling sentence to absorb right here and that is “Mussolini could have eliminated the violence among the Fascists….” and the author states that it was believed at that time that “given his mentality and his innate fear of the stronger, I do not believe and shall never believe that Hon. Mussolini will sweep away his friends, those who have made a myth of him….”

We are noticing change right now on Friday as the Impeachment trial proceeds. It will take time to sort things out, but Trump will not end up the way that Mussolini ended up and I probably will explain why shortly.

The Capitol Investigation

There have been breaches taking place that have led to the storming of The Capitol Building and the violence and death that resulted from the attack. An investigation called by Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now underway.

 J. Edgar Hoover, lots of agents, high level police, congressmen, and others in government favored these new chosen people. An enemy was in the midst of the American people that could eradicate freedom. And these fascists linked themselves with several other organizations including veterans.” We are, in a way, repeating history and few people in our nation know it.

The targets were Jews, Catholics, and African Americans and the hate groups were numerous.

The breaking of the law results from failures of individuals and society in general. Here is how to take a deeper look at this statement.

Government

Religion

Military, police, and other similar bodies of order and justice

Education

Community

These are the institutions to contribute in your own way to the problems in our society when they fail.

Others including business, labor, etc.

Where did things go wrong, permitting the violation of our seat of government?

I sensed very strongly or I knew that something was going to happen. I wrote about things before they happened.

I wrote this along with other suggestions to NYPD for the commissioner’s office. This has also been sent to Chicago PD, and the organization of Black Law Enforcement representing police around our nation. We must effectively reduce hate around our nation now, but we are being told that our nation may have to deal with all aspects of the breach of The Capitol for the next twenty years.

The Bible has the “Golden Rule” about doing unto others. The rule needed is that nobody should blame an entire people or group for things done by one, a few, or a small minority of those people. Even the police should not be judged based on the actions of one percent or even ten percent of its members.

If we turn back to the small group of institutions mentioned earlier, we can determine how each can play a part in making our nation a better place for all. The failure at The Capitol will result in one of the most popular papers and books in years, since our democracy could have been overthrown for hours, days, or more. Why did this happen? How do we prevent it and other incidents? Where do we go from here?

We have to work quickly and greater cooperation is needed so prevent more similar actions from taking place.

I wrote this on January 3, 2021, but I was well prepared to state my case. Few if any things published could have written something so on point.

And of particular concern is that we see The Proud Boys attacking police, diminishing the “law and order” posture of Trump and Republicans. Mussolini came to power through men like that. “His attitudes were highly theatrical, his opinions were contradictory, his facts were often wrong, and his attacks were frequently malicious and misdirected; but his words were so dramatic, his metaphors so apt and striking, his vigorous, repetitive gestures so extraordinarily effective, that he rarely failed to impose his mood,” Britannica explains to US. Trump has had his most demonstrable training which is similar in the White House. During those days in Italy, left wing governments were prevented from taking power and there was broad support for nationalism and anti-Bolshevism (communism and socialism today). And this is what Mussolini declared in 1922 during a crisis “Either the government will be given to us, or we will seize it by marching on Rome.” Responding to his oratory the assembled Fascists excitedly took up the cry, shouting in unison “Roma! Roma! Roma!” All appeared eager to march. And now our eyes turn to Washington, C.! Washington, D.C.!, Washington, D.C.! in the next week or more before Inauguration Day. Italy was in crisis and about four days later King Victor Emmanuel III wrote to Mussolini and Mussolini was soon given dictatorial powers in 1922 and preceded Adolf Hitler’s taking over of Germany by about a decade.

Why was I able to write that information before? Reading about history and reading about the reports coming from the F.B.I. and Department of Justice about domestic terrorism and white supremacy were of great help in forming my thoughts.

My thoughts about stirring the pot of hate were forged in 2015 by key things that happened in the campaign leading up to the Election of 2016. And there was information on the website of the C.I.A. that I found to support this.

This information has been moved since I first noticed it and wrote about it. “The Dreyfus affair was not only the first modern Counter-Intelligence case, but it was also the first modern Counter-Intelligence disaster — that is, not just an investigative and legal error, but one that spilled over from the intelligence world into the sphere of mass politics, with consequences for culture and society as well.”

John Ehmman — The Lessons for Counter-Intelligence of the Dreyfus Affair (CIA Website)

Here is the link supporting this fact but the website has been updated. There was rioting in France and in other countries due to hate of Jews and many people were killed.

What has happened among other things since that election is that hate has been spread to various groups by Donald J. Trump and his administration. This was done in various forms. I have never seen my thoughts printed in the mainstream media anywhere.

This message was copied and pasted into my article in Jewish Business News detailing a more precise message about John Ehrman’s posting on the C.I.A. site. “You can read this on the website of the Central Intelligence Agency by John Ehrman and posted in 2011.

“Officers new to counterintelligence (CI) and overwhelmed by the scope of what they need to learn often ask the same question: “Where do I start?” The best place might be the Dreyfus affair.”

The article is available to read on Jewish Business News. Published On: Sun, Apr 29th, 2018Blogs / US / Canada | By Martin Danenberg

Blog/ James Comey: A” Leaker” With A Higher Loyalty

About the investigation itself and digging deep to ascertain the truth. I have been investigated and that took place over twenty years ago in New York City. Justice must prevail for everyone in relation to the The Capitol riot. The investigator that I met on one occasion did not even know the place of origin of the information that was presented in the form of a recording. I was smart enough to ask when I met him in a meeting with my union rep. With that said, everyone involved in The Capitol Investigation has to keep thinking outside the box so that investigation concludes with the most EVIDENCE that can be accumulated within the time frame of that investigation.

Among my endeavors to help our nation was my outreach to Senator John McCain which took place shortly before his death.

The McCain letter is here for people to take seriously now since it looks like we are going to have twenty lean years resulting in lots of problems. The letter.

This was copied from my article of January 15, 2021. I wrote long before the Capitol insurrection that we have to help police who are suicidal and I’ve written for years that we need more police on the job. And I have pointed out repeatedly that some wealthy people have avoided paying taxes that could have been used to pay for police and others. And recently I have been in touch with police including the author of a book about how people should behave when they are stopped by a cop. I posted it on my website because the education of people matters. Here is my article from June 16, 2019 about that largely controversial topic Blue Lives Matter-Black Lives Matter.

I wrote this on November 4, 2019 in my article Hollywood Helped Save America.

“People in power made these Nazis the chosen ones who were sworn to fight Communism and the Jewish menace. J. Edgar Hoover, lots of agents, high level police, congressmen, and others in government favored these new chosen people. An enemy was in the midst of the American people that could eradicate freedom. And these fascists linked themselves with several other organizations including veterans.”

Hollywood Helped Save America. And now we have to protect America. How? All of US have to do our part, especially considering that we are fighting to protect people and save lives during COVID-19.

Mussolini’s Kind of America

“I could have shut parliament down and constitute an exclusively Fascist administration.”

                                                  Benito Mussolini

Mussolini’s world has not left us. America First is in love with America. Mussolini was, for a while, in love with America including Italian-Americans, Woodrow Wilson, American military power, and its industrialization. Mussolini contracted the COVID-19 of its time, the Spanish Flu. His wife Rachele suffered more than he did. There was no medical insurance to cover the bills and it seems that Mussolini, through his influence and contacts, was able to obtain money to pay the doctors for the visits and treatments.

And there was more. Talk of anti-Semitism in America can take us into the halls of Congress or to the men who invaded The Capitol. Marjorie Taylor Greene is the big name being talked about and she has had her meeting with Donald Trump who has not issued a statement to condemn Greene and who seems content with Greene at this time. Mussolini did not have any Jewish children that I have read about, but who knows? He had a Jewish mistress who might have paid those doctor’s bills mentioned earlier. And she was not the only one. And Mussolini had friends who were Jewish fascists. What? Yes they were but this was in the early days of fascism.  Now Congresswoman Greene has talked about the control of the world by the Rothschild’s and fascists did the same thing. Preziosi wrote about the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in a fascist newspaper and claimed that David Lloyd George of England was Jewish (he was not). Mussolini wrote that if Jews were not careful that there could be an increase in anti-Semitism but he also stated that anti-Semitism did not exist in Italy which was not true. We hear today here from lots of people that there is no racism as people stretch their imagination.

And curiously enough although fascism had its beginning with the Italian people and Trumpism had its roots planted throughout our land by lots of people in the Republican Party, they both congealed well with the people and pushed things toward new parties. Trump has his base and his office is in Mar-A-Lago, but on January 6, 2021 with the attack on The Capitol along with the crimes committed by his supporters there was a birth taking place. That point could be argued. I do not protest that. Mussolini capitalized on a meeting in the Piazza San Sepolcro where the movement was to give birth to the Fasci di combattimento (fight)and it could use the right man (il Duce). That was March 23, 1919 in a building by the piazza. So pretty soon those men started to fight. They wore black and preceded the Proud Boys by a century.

The Capitol violence could be anticipated since there had been violence leading up to that moment on January 6, 2021. Books will be written about it and I expect some going to press in a matter of months as a first attempt to explain what happened. The fascisti were in various regions of Italy and here is what you should know about the universal man as it pertains to all of US. A Slovene hangout, which the Italians considered a fortification, was burned to the ground, the Hotel Balkan in Trieste, in July 1920 and police were willing to turn a “blind eye.” So this was not considered even violence since it protected Italians. Although Mussolini was not involved he called it a “masterpiece of Triestine Fascism.”

And that led to much more violence and burning of buildings. And during that time there were attacks on political opponents. The fascists at that moment included rich landed aristocracy and industrialists. And money was able to buy power in Italy, especially since around 10 percent of the people were allowed to vote. Threats made against the peasantry at that time were consistent with what I wrote about in relation to Franco’s Spain where “lessons” were taught to others by killing a small group of peasants to keep the others under control.

Boris Pahor was only a child, but he witnessed the destruction of the Hotel Balkan stating years later “… due to the trauma of experience of the Slovene Community Hall being burned down, which I experienced at age seven, on the spot, and following the shock that I could not go to Slovene schools anymore, I felt robbed in a way of the spiritual and psychological meaning of life.” He later survived Nazi concentration camps.

The attack on The Capitol should light a fire in all of US, but lessons do not sink in. Our nation’s capital is under attack in many ways by people who choose not to do the right thing, unless they think only that right-wing politics is desperately needed. And this is a politic today that misrepresented the threat of Communism-Marxism in the last election by comparing what had taken place in Russia and to Europe to America and Venezuela. There will always be fear of the masses when there is inequality as history has shown. Bipartisanism right now must mean to take better care of the American people as there has been a large gulf of discord on the COVID-19 legislation talks. We await the decision right now to keep US all well and safe.

The elites in control in Italy would maintain their control through violence and that meant that socialism was to be met with violence. In Sicily at that time, the elites called upon the Mafia to be that arm of support. And before attempting to call a halt to the violence that saw over 1,000 killed (200 people killed and about 800 wounded leading up to the days of the March to Rome where 3 people were killed) and the formation of a real fascist party in which a nationalist leader would be required, Mussolini was promoting himself as that man. In latter day America but no longer with that same destiny, Trump was promoting himself to succeed himself in the White House after November 3, 2020.

Mussolini entered the House of Deputies of Italy, one among 35 but that was substantial. The socialists had lost seats to them. And there was talk of reconciliation among this great national mess.

Mussolini resigned briefly but sensed that he had outdistanced all opposition to power and calculated that the membership linked to others would follow him. This can make one think (if he or she wishes to think and we know people have their minds made up across America) of the man who won the Republican National Convention vote in 2020 without even having an opponent. What a mistake (on both accounts)! Then the debacle that followed concerning having his election stolen took place. He led the way, all the way, long before there was even a shred of evidence to contest the election by talking about “rigged” elections. In that he himself “rigged” the election, galvanizing support for an interested party (himself).

We Americans voted and kept on voting. Yes the Fascist Party was finally formed for the entire nation with support that probably never should have gone to Mussolini in the first place. Repugnicans flocked and still flock to Trumpism as we enter new turmoil. Take a look at those numbers again, those significant deaths. Are we expecting peace and calm now since hundreds have been arrested? Are we expecting peace and calm now since people who protested Trump and his cohorts are being threatened? Are we counting on the feds and local police to keep the peace, the entire peace, knowing the lengths that Repugnicans have gone to bring outside their homes arsenals of weapons and explosives? All of this was predictable and I wrote about it. And I contacted people across our country as well.

Written on September 2, 2020, four months before the attack on The Capitol. “The Anti-Defamation League reports that the Patriot Prayer group is connected to the Proud Boys (at the umbilical cord I say). The report also says that more killings are expected as a Patriot Prayer member was killed in Portland. But all of this should strike a chord as history matters. The history of Pasadena to Portland matters! We Americans who watched the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with its parades had no idea what was going on until recently as the history got buried and in our Rose Garden there is the smell of defecation instead of Roses as Trump shits all over Americans who do not agree with him. He has caused so much of our troubles, but he is hanging on to a thread right now as November approaches.” Mussolini behaved the same way with people around him, except when he needed them.

I wrote this on December 9, 2019, more than a year ago.

Trump: Finis

Let’s take another look at Trump Finis here.

Oh there is plenty of EVIDENCE as both Democrats and Republicans fared better than Trump in that national election. At a moment where the voting was under the international microscope in Georgia on January 5, 2021, Trump failed but he was already Finis.

And Mussolini who entered into power on the notes of the rebirth of Italy or Make Italia Great Again and take note of the comments made by Mussolini as he attempted to gain power. Much of my information was obtained in the book Mussolini by R.J.B. Bosworth which was written in 2002 (not 2020). Close your eyes upon reading each point and think of the Orange hair instead of the bald head.

Keeping Mussolini at the top.

The borrowing of a militant and military vocabulary.

Soldiers who fight knowing their cause.

With fascists committing violence and destruction everywhere against communists and socialists, one of the leaders admitted there was “meagre evidence of Leftist resistance.”

Surrounding himself with “obedient lieutenants.”

Negotiation and/or naked violence.

I was very concerned about some of the key battleground states as there were tight races. Florida was at the top of my list and Trump easily won Florida. Nationally I felt insecure and just wanted my greatest fears to dissipate on election night and that did not happen as the vote tallying continued. We used to spell relief back in the day R-O-L-A-I-D-S and we could say in Italian that Trump gave me a lot of agita. You can read about Italian journalists comparing Trump to Silvio Berlusconi long before the Election of 2016. Gianni Riotta, a journalist, found Trump’s style to be “very dangerous” as I did. In my work there are comparisons to Mussolini, although there are lots of differences. Agita can also mean mental aggravation, imagining the mental aggravation caused by Mussolini and the Capo with the orange hair.

The new party contemplated by people around The Donald will only be a wing of the Republican Party or vice versa. The monies to operate them will flow to each and they will have impact since I know the strength of the Republicans around our nation. My outreach to South Dakota yesterday revealed that about 90 percent of the legislature there is Republican. That is a bastion of Republican power.

Mussolini finally got around to starting the Fascist Party and that lasted for over 20 years, finally terminating with the shooting of Mussolini and his being hung in public. Trump is hanging before the public and will continue to hang there, but it hardly seems that he has over 20 years in him. Ivanka is in the news today and there will be more written about her later on. Mussolini, too, placed heavy responsibility in the hands of family, but his brother died at a young age. What did he do? He passed that power on to his brother’s teenage son. It was all about trust and loyalty for Benito and is the same for The Donald.

Here is some information in another context to express my thoughts and feelings through music. This is a new dawn and a new day for US and for people around the world. Expressing it in Italian through music reveals the hope that we have now that Trump is out of office. Nessun dorma!

All’alba, vincerò!

Vincerò! Vincerò!

At dawn, I will win!

I will win! I will win!

Grab a slice of Napolitan pizza or order some food, but mangia bene and one more thing. Think of this where you live, wear masks always to protect US. R-E-S-P-E-C-T The Prayer

Nella mia preghiera

Let this be our prayer

Quanta fede c’è

When shadows fill our day

Let this be our prayer

As we go our way

Lead us to a place

Guide us with your grace

To a place where we’ll be safe

Grazie! And Jesus Saves Lives-Pikuach Nefesh!

The Greatest War Novel

I wrote this on January 3, 2021, days before the attack on The Capitol.

And of particular concern is that we see The Proud Boys attacking police, diminishing the “law and order” posture of Trump and Republicans. Mussolini came to power through men like that. “His attitudes were highly theatrical, his opinions were contradictory, his facts were often wrong, and his attacks were frequently malicious and misdirected; but his words were so dramatic, his metaphors so apt and striking, his vigorous, repetitive gestures so extraordinarily effective, that he rarely failed to impose his mood,” Britannica explains to US. Trump has had his most demonstrable training which is similar in the White House. During those days in Italy, left wing governments were prevented from taking power and there was broad support for nationalism and anti-Bolshevism (communism and socialism today). And this is what Mussolini declared in 1922 during a crisis “Either the government will be given to us, or we will seize it by marching on Rome.” Responding to his oratory the assembled Fascists excitedly took up the cry, shouting in unison “Roma! Roma! Roma!” All appeared eager to march. And now our eyes turn to Washington, C.! Washington, D.C.!, Washington, D.C.! in the next week or more before Inauguration Day. Italy was in crisis and about four days later King Victor Emmanuel III wrote to Mussolini and Mussolini was soon given dictatorial powers in 1922 and preceded Adolf Hitler’s taking over of Germany by about a decade.

With that said let me turn to new reading for me. I wish to take you back to a three-bedroom apartment in a NYC Public Housing on the Lower East Side. My mother had either purchased a book or got it in the Book of the Month Club and I may have started to read a page of it back the late 1950s. I just bought and read that novel, I believe (it could have been another title that will soon be listed) and I now know that I was too young and intellectually undeveloped to really understand such a complex novel.

I can now trace some of the “roots” of just why that book was in my home. The novel became a motion picture that was considered one of the great movies of its time. The author who was German and who had been a soldier fighting for Germany in World War I had his book banned and burned by Hitler and his supporters. He was considered a “traitor.” His sister who remained in Germany spoke out about how she felt that Germany would not win World War II and she was put on trial and beheaded in 1943. Being the sister of Erich Maria Remarque was already a major strike against her. Remarque was not aware, of course, about what his sister was going through.

His real name was Erich Paul Remark but he changed all that. He had been wounded 5 times during World War I. Later in life he was romantically involved with famous beautiful women including Hedy Lamar, Marlene Dietrich, Dolores Del Rio, and Paulette Goddard who he married. Goddard starred in The Great Dictator with Charlie Chaplin, the movie about Hitler.

I wrote about the influence of Hitler on Hollywood and its boards of directors in the past and after All Quiet on the Western Front was made, it had scenes that were changed according to the dictates of the German public. And this is from the United States Museum of the Holocaust “In December 1930, when the edited and dubbed version of the film was shown to the general public in Berlin, the Nazis sabotaged the event. The Party’s leader in Berlin and its propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, organized a riot to disrupt the showing. Outside, SA storm troopers intimidated movie goers, while inside they released stink bombs and mice and harangued the audience. At subsequent showings, the Nazis carried out violent protests. In response to these actions and conservative attacks on the film, the government banned the film. Liberals and socialists condemned the action, but the prohibition lasted until September 1931, when Laemmle produced a more censored version for German audiences.”

So my mother selected a great book to read but the timing wasn’t there. Now over 60 years later, I am happy to say that I have read the book and think of mom.

In such works as Der Funke Leben (Spark of Life) and Zeit zu leben und Zeit zu sterben (published in English as A Time to Love and A Time to Die), Remarque was one of the first to document the role that the German population played in mass killings under Hitler.

Emilio De Bono, Luciano Gottardi, Giovanni Marinelli, Carlo Pareschi, and Galeazzo Ciano were Italians that I have just read about. Ciano I had read about before. And here it was on the first page of history in the new book I picked up. Even before arriving at their names, there was this which reminded me of the book My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, the book about a woman who learned that her roots included the commandant in Schindler’s List, an interracial woman. Quando il nonno fece fucilare papà  or When Grandpa Had Daddy Shot by Fabrizio Ciano. Those five men were not loyal to il Duce and met their fate with death. Ciano was the son-in-law of Mussolini. They wanted Mussolini out as the commander-in-chief of the Italian war effort. Here was an example of ruthless power designed to keep a man in power. Loyalty was expected. Italy like Germany after World War I had people who were feeding losses due to betrayal. In Germany it was the Jews and now near the end of World War II in Italy it was Rabbis, free masons, and women.”

And the “enemies” have grown exponentially in the United States as people around Trump hope to create a new party to fight America’s “enemies.” The die is cast. And all of the attempts by people to overthrow the election of Joe Biden are considered loyalty to Trump, with certain exceptions it seems. The reports keep coming in and keeping the American il Duce in power continues throughout our land.

So defeat was in the making in Italy (Germany too) and defeat was in the making in America as Trump lost important swing states and faced a rainy night in Georgia that lasted several weeks. His threats that are on tape preceded the all-important contests of January 5 and 6. The landslide that he was robbed of, so he says, did not result in victory for the Republicans as the vote was tallied in Georgia. If there had been real fraud on November 3, it would have shown its face on January 5th in Georgia. It didn’t. And then the contest in our nation’s capital and the arrests, arrests, arrests of Trump supporters all over America. And the first statement by Trump made it clear that his only concern was for the men in blue in The Capitol. The others were Galeazzo Cianos who were only related to Trump by their victories in the democratic processes over decades. American values were about to be overthrown by Trump values.

I read about the efforts of Mussolini to empower himself in Italy, but the war was heading quickly toward an end. We know that the fighting against the Germans remained tough and I have written about the importance of the resistance. There was finally a lot of resistance in Italy at that time and as Mussolini and his entourage tried their escape lots of them were easily recognized. Mussolini in German uniform pretended to be drunk and sleeping and given the fact that his cohorts had already been apprehended his attempt to protect himself lasted only seconds. The order soon came to shoot him.

Trump is on the run in another way and already I have read that the order has gone out for his tax consulting firm to hand over his taxes.

Mussolini had expected great support to form another government and that was not going to happen. Trump now wants to help keep Make America Great Again alive and there are millions who support him and his lack of EVIDENCE. There were about 400,000 deaths due to Mussolini and his administrative skills and there are over 400,000 deaths due to Trumpism. The electricity should have been turned off in the White House in early February 2020 and perhaps we could have kept deaths due to COVID-19 below 80,000. Trump is out and still on the run. He is safe for now, but who knows what the future will bring.

I have written about the racism that afflicted Spain during its Civil War in the 1930s, racism combined with anti-Semitism. Mussolini remember had great colonial ambitions to Make Italy Great Again.  In Ethiopia he wanted to expand Catholicism and Italian culture which makes us recall the imperialism of past eras of history. And the racism of his administration worsened after 1938. The Manafiesto of Race that year spelled out point number 7 which was “it is time that Italians proclaim themselves to be openly racist.” Racial laws against Jews were passed in November 1938. He had already begun telling people that the white race would be extinct as “yellow” and “black” races were progressing.

And finally we can return to news about Trump’s Proud Boys where some of them have been charged with conspiracy in the The Capitol rioting and violence. Enrico Tarrio was arrested days before the event, but information has surfaced that he has been a cooperating person in cases for the F.B.I. This does seem odd at first, but any good reading of history comes up with dual agents. I wrote about one recently who was working in occupied France for the Nazis providing information that was critical for defeating the Nazis. Could it be that his arrest was just a way of protecting him and trapping the other Proud Boys and if this is true does Tarrio have much more information to share about Trump-Roger Stone-and others? Could it be our boy has done something rash or is he just an informant?

And could it be that the Repugnicans will be facing the prospect of Donald Trump being revealed as a partial catalyst beyond what he has already been involved in?  What I am saying is that there could be more evidence but still insufficient evidence to overturn his reputation. I am not suggesting rallies to confront Republican Party offices throughout the United States with some unknown “Proud Boys” of the left. The important thing right now if for Repugnicans to tone it all down and step back. We have our own war which was only partially won with the election of Joe Biden.

Con Man and Patriot

Roy M. Cohn Lawyer and Patriot his tombstone states which I just learned about in an article just published in USA Today by someone who knew a lot about Cohn-Trump. I am reading and almost done with another book and we can all learn from it. America is divided and here are comments from a newspaper in Wisconsin, a state that recently went to Joe Biden.  “As loyal Americans we are strongly opposed to Communism wherever it is found.” And this “We know you have worked hard for us, and we are going to re-elect you.”

And there is more including this “This is not only appalling-it’s frightening. It betrays a dull moral sense, a dimmed instinct for truth, for honor, decency and fairness. It rewards falsehood, chicanery, deception, ruthlessness, the tactics of smear and fear, and contempt for the constitutional principles that safeguard American human and legal rights.” And that, too, was from Wisconsin.

And there is more.

This was a time of fear and rage. And rage and fear!

Joseph McCarthy rose and fell and it appears that he should never have risen in the first place. Now what can I say about Trump?

Let’s break things down about both men.

McCarthy rose out of poverty and he was prone to alcoholism and Trump is the opposite.

Here we go.

McCarthy and key points about him during the days of fomenting fear of communism. He started to mislead people even before that to win win win.

McCarthy said he had been wounded in combat during World War II as he rose in the ranks. His injury resulted from a “misstep” at a party. And there is another McCarthyism-Trumpism to mention here. McCarthy did enlist in WW II and he was, according to what I read and he became a tailgunner on a bomber. He claimed publicly that he fired forty-seven hundred (4,700) rounds of ammunition in one day which was a record and voters were impressed by his talk. But he made his history firing at mostly coconut trees on the ground that day (target practice). He also claimed to have flown in 32 missions but the actual account was 12. So the Republicans and the people of Wisconsin and the United States got “America needs a tailgunner” and there he was in The Capitol. In The Capitol!

McCarthy defeated Senator Robert LaFollette in the Republican primary and then he defeated Democrat Howard McMurray, carrying 70 of 73 counties.

McCarthy started to talk about communism in Wheeling, West Virginia and even though his party wasn’t with him he attracted a base that continued. Republicans feared his attacks would bring shame on the Senate.

February 20, 1950 McCarthy talks about communism in the senate and he kept referring to a list of people without names and he did not provide EVIDENCE.

A little later with a quorum of senators present, McCarthy, McCarthy used a debunked list that was known of 205 people in government who were communists that had been provided by a former F.B.I. agent named Robert E. Lee. He failed to mention that of those 205, 108 had already left the state department, 57 of those people remained in 1948, and now in 1950 there were even fewer. But the problem was HUGE. He later had only 81 suspects with a little help from his friends who contacted him with names. There were several false claims in his speech in the senate. Republicans started the process of investigation.

As he produced names of communists, Owen Lattimore was at the top. Senator Herbert Lehman of New York confronted McCarthy on the floor. Lehman asked to see the EVIDENCE that McCarthy had at his desk and after being invited to come over to that desk by McCarthy, McCarthy changed his mind, telling Lehman to go back to his seat.

McCarthy produced a letter later on that would prove that Lattimore was a spy and all that the letter discussed events in China in 1943 and helped clear Lattimore’s name.

McCarthy produced a witness who was a former Communist of high rank. Everything that the witness mentioned was HEARSAY

which was McCarthy’s kind of EVIDENCE. And among other thing that witness, Louis Budenz, could not explain why Lattimore’s name was never given to the F.B.I. for investigation.

On July 20, 1950 the Tydings Committee Report concluded that the charges of Communist infiltration were “false” as the two Republican committee members would not agree and felt that there were “unanswered questions.” And the latter sounds familiar in present day America.

And there was another photo, a photo of Secretary of the Army Robert Stevens with a communist and that photo was spread to the public by the McCarthy campaign. It now became clear that the photo had been doctored to show two people happily engaging each other. The U.S. Army produced the original and McCarthy denied that any “cropping” had taken place. All of McCarthy’s lying continued and people grew intensely frustrated by his coercive tactics that were un-American. A new day was dawning called “Joe Must Go. Prior to that attack on the military, McCarthy’s target was Secretary of State Dean Acheson and after the attack on the Army McCarthy would go after the churches, Hollywood, labor leaders and other Americans.

Here is a quote about those days of McCarthy and his public. “Readers if they did not read the editorials in the same paper (newspaper) assumed that McCarthy’s charges were the truth.”

As I have mentioned before, my mother’s cousin was on the “blacklist” of people in Hollywood resulting from the power grabbed by McCarthy in search of communists and “commiecrats” at that time. Joshua Shelley and I spoke once shortly before his death and had bitter memories of family that didn’t come to his aid. The list included a who’s who of actors, actresses, and screenwriters. The Nazis in America with their accomplices in the Ku Klux Klan, Christian fascists and others couldn’t destroy some or many of those people, but the path of destruction was led by Repugnicans of their time, uncontrolled and unhinged. And that reminds so many of US of 45. And of course I was just being sarcastic about the word “patriot” in the title of the article.

McCarthy ended his years being censured by his colleagues which made him persona non grata even among Republicans. About half of his party voted against him, which is nothing like what happened in the last days of The Donald. The Supreme Court soon ruled that almost everything that McCarthy had done was illegal. American communists, as citizens of the United States, were violated in the hysteria created by Joe McCarthy.

Yesterday during the Trump years, we saw lots of similar, horrible things taking place and it makes US wonder if Trump took a course with Roy Cohn decades ago. McCarthy and Trump tried to destroy more than communism and China, they tried to destroy so many things in their path. The press, for example, is not the “enemy of the people” today and will be much more respected by almost everyone now. This article really should be shared with Repugnicans since they have to learn much more about truth and less about loyalty to a man who was clearly the best Repugnican of them all.

Elia Kazan who directed “On the Waterfront” with Marlon Brando was one of those Hollywood people who gave up names to the House Un-American Activities Committee. His granddaughter Zoe Kazan says that the movie “The Front” with Woodie Allen was her favorite movie of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who was blacklisted but worked under a pseudonym and won two Oscars. He wrote Spartacus. The final credits of The Front included this important note The film’s end credits identify its creators and actors mischievously and triumphantly by the year they were blacklisted — director Martin Ritt (1951), screenwriter Walter Bernstein (1950), and actors Zero Mostel (1950), Herschel Bernardi (1953), Lloyd Gough (1952) and Joshua Shelley (1952). And there you have it. My mother’s cousin on the list of those men who were blacklisted that helped make that movie.

The Joseph McCarthy political tombstone reads January 3, 1947 – May 2, 1957 and the Donald J. Trump political tombstone reads January 20, 2017 – January 20, 2021.

And I guess the history of 1953 says enough for people to understand today. 74 million people were conned. And either way you look at it, it’s a capital-Capitol offense. The censure of Joe McCarthy was a cancel so deep that Richard Nixon wouldn’t even sit next to him. Trump 2024 is on the plate but people in Palm Beach have legal and contractual reasons to keep Trump from living there. As I have stated before and I will state it again, Trump is not invited to my house. Trumpism-McCarthyism spelled demagoguery from the start.

The John McCain Letter and Terrorism in The Capitol

Here are essential parts of my letter which was sent to Senator John McCain and graciously responded to. This letter is just as current today as we have witnessed an attack on The Capitol and key government sources had warned US about these things.

By reducing gang activity through education across our nation, we can ease up the personnel in the F.B.I. and the police to do a much better job of fighting terrorism so that we do not lose more lives.  The police are already actively protecting gay and lesbian communities and that means that everyone else will be protected much less, except if the F.B.I. and police immediately increase their staff by hiring tens of thousands more people across our nation.  Education is the key to this effort.

have been trying to help the former incarcerated and gang members for years and now in Philadelphia a tree is growing.  The groups that I met with are working with the mayor of Philadelphia.  By reducing gang activity through education across our nation, we can ease up the personnel in the F.B.I. and the police to do a much better job of fighting terrorism so that we do not lose more lives.  The police are already actively protecting gay and lesbian communities and that means that everyone else will be protected much less, except if the F.B.I. and police immediately increase their staff by hiring tens of thousands more people across our nation.  Education is the key to this effort.

There will be mentoring by gang experts, the high school equivalency for the youth who are not being served properly.  When Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked about helping gang members, he replied by saying that they came from dysfunctional families.  The dysfunctionality really was in Bloomberg’s comment.  I knew that 900 gang members were studying for the G.E.D. in Texas with U.S. Department of Justice grant money to the Boys and Girls Club. 

Even in New York City today and after advising Mayor Bill de Blasio two years ago and hearing him agree with my proposal about high school equivalency, he did not follow through and the number of high school equivalency diplomas has fallen among adults.  His achievement praised in other cities is universal pre-K, but his failure and the failure of other cities is that the parents of many or most of those children do not have a high school diploma and it’s the latter and not the former that ends up in gangs and in jail.  We also need to increase parent involvement through technology which the school system is not achieving and the poorest parents can use their phones and tablets to know what is going on in school meetings, because there is now free wifi in the New York City projects.

And this was the icing on the cake. Domestic terrorism in France. So I wrote and sent information to Senator John McCain who was already ill but still on the job. The man, named as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was not on the watch list of French intelligence services but was known to the police in connection with common crimes such as theft and violence, the sources said.

Do you remember that man? Here is what took place: 86 dead, 458 injured, and the police shot him dead. I have very intimate memories of that place, the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.

I was at the National Council of La Raza event in 2008 where John McCain and Barack Obama presented their views in Washington, D.C. Let me remind you that this was not a Zoom event. I never met McCain, nor did I ever speak to him. I do miss John McCain and this letter is clearly a personal reason why I miss him. I do not live in his state, but the state of mind of his staff and of the senator himself clearly demonstrates what I had already known about government protocols to refer people out of state back to their own state. This even happened again to me outside of government just days ago with a man from Delaware. I miss John McCain, I repeat, and point with pride not just about displaying the letter (me, myself, and I) but as a testament to the man who signed the letter. What do you think? Barack knows me and I hope that he still hears the sound of my voice sometimes.

And as for that terrorist, much of his history will remind US of some or many of the men and women who penetrated The Capitol and did what they did. Thank goodness that there was nothing comparable to that truck racing at free people enjoying life. I guess we could say that some or many of those people in the building were on a Trump Jihad. Did I really just write that to make things right? If the terrorist has been a Christian, it would have been a Trump Cruzade (this is Spanglish for Crusade as the word cruz is the cross and thinking about Ted). Trump is not Jesus Christ so get over it! And not wishing to leave out the person or persons of in the Jewish community and lacking the knowledge of any comparable word, I guess I can attempt this: Trump מְחַבֵּל. (terrorist)I hope I got that right.

60 Minutes The Good and Not So Good

Leslie Stahl and Scott Pelley interviewed Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and two key officials in Georgia who were involved with the voting there. As the title suggests there were good points and certain weaknesses in the reporting. The way to understand all of this is like walking on a road where you take notes, especially if you either know more than what is being presented or if you happen to disagree.

Let’s go to the Brad Raffensperger interview first with Scott Pelley. Trump wanted to find 11,700 votes in order to win that state and to push his objectives. As the segment started we looked or stared at the 11,700 votes on the screen and that was important as Trump sought one more vote than Biden. Trump wanted Raffensperger to find the votes and The Donald hit him with all he had including lies about the machines, the throwing out of votes, and the probable crime that Raffensperger was committing by not finding the votes. There will be more about this later, but let’s look at the words in question and use them in another context. How about these? I want you to find a gun on the ground after a shooting (of anyone Black or other). Or I want you to find a way for me to get into a bank to rob it. Or I want you to find me a way to get into the jewelry store below the apartment above the store.  This was not about finding Trump another woman to play around with.

One of the lies was about votes being removed in suitcases and thrown out.  Which never happened. This resulted from Republican ads depicting the votes being held in suitcases which were later opened and counted, giving viewers of that segment the false impression of fraud. This should be taken up in a court of law in the future as well.

Then there was Trump claiming 5,000 votes of dead people when the truth was that there were 2 such votes. These things are known to happen in elections. The Donald has been known to make numbers “huge” and he has been doing that since the inauguration or before (you can go back to his roots in New York City as well). Under other circumstances I guess Trump could walk away and say to the public that he thought there were really 5,000 and now has learned his lesson. But he went on talking about the electoral fraud outside The Capitol.

So he walked away empty headed with the facts and learned nothing. Do you think that all of that would make a great case for his insanity? Based on information like this, it could if it qualifies in court, but the insanity might shift to his voters who fell for all of that as well. On the other hand, even Trump didn’t think of Republicans as insane as he called them “stupid” decades ago. I have talked to a couple of Trump supporters and they never minded all those outrageous things Trump has talked about (they know he does that), but they always pointed to his successes (success by Trump).

What 60 Minutes left out either from their research or on the cutting room floor as the show got edited is that Trump made a comment about producing EVIDENCE on Monday during that phone call to Raffensperger. Trump never produced the EVIDENCE. And his troops invaded The Capitol. This piece of information is just like the icing on the cake and I expected to hear it on 60 Minutes which broadcasts to a worldwide audience.

A very, very key moment in the interview was when Raffensperger told that he had no knowledge of the recording and that means either Trump provided the tape or it was done in secret. Could the government (the Trump Administration) had placed a wire tap on The Donald finally? Or if not finally are there other similar phone conversations that were recorded? Could it also be that Trump signed off on a wire tap himself while brushing his hair? Or could the recording have been the work of people in Georgia that Raffensperger knew nothing about?

Among the books that I have read in recent years are two things that tell us about photographic evidence. There were thousands of soldiers massacred in the Katyn Forest and about ten percent of them were Jews. These were Poles who were taken in groups and shot in the back of the head. Hitler blamed Stalin and Stalin blamed Hitler. But there were aerial surveillance photos of the scene which had proof that the deadly deed was caused by Stalin. A second event was a massacre of people in the street by police. The police claimed that they were attacked, but they did not know that they were being filmed at the time. The EVIDENCE came forth about the massacre of Puerto Ricans in Ponce, Puerto Rico. And Puerto Rico just like now was part of the United States at that time and its people were (and are) citizens of the United States.

The 8 months delay was brought up in passing another stimulus package for the American people. This was surely the failure of our system just as there is systemic racism. Money was badly needed by millions of people and the checks were not written out because our government failed to act. Trump did not sign the bill that was passed, asking for $2,000 and not $600 just in time to try to prevent the Warnock-Ossoff victories in Georgia, but Trump’s manipulation failed badly as both Democrats won. That was not mentioned as well. Nor was anything similar to it mentioned except Leslie Stahl was visibly upset at Nancy Pelosi for not sharing the blame of that 8 months delay.

I wrote this on June 5, 2020 just days after the death of George Floyd.

I can assure you that I had no idea that things were going to turn the way they have since the killing of George Floyd but I have continuously called for massive demonstrations or rallies in the past. I have a sense that the worst is not yet over and my comment is not about the spread of COVID-19. I had previously written that Trump is the Corona Virus and we have to see what steps Republicans take to oust Trump to return things closer to normal. As early as February 10, 2020 (my late father’s birthday) I was referring to Trump as the Corona Virus. Here is a paragraph from that article “We, the American people, will not be brainwashed nor will we allow Trump sins against the United States and the world be forgotten.  Jews, Poles, Ukrainians, LGBT members, African Americans, Puerto Ricans, immigrants of all nations that have been afflicted by Trumpism, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, and Christians of good faith are not going to perish nor will they allow our nation’s moral position to perish in this so-called One Nation Under God and Trump.  Let the Re-Impeachment of Donald Trump take place soon.  Germans were in denial of what Hitler and Germany had done and it took decades to wake people up there.  With November quickly approaching, it is urgent to wake up Americans to the importance of re-impeachment and the ouster of Donald Trump.  The Corona Virus must not destroy Trump’s record and the truths about all the terrible things he has done to US.  This is not a nation for “Norwegian types only” as this nation is For All of US.”

With about a week left before the inauguration of Joe Biden, we can think back to the “huge” crowd that came out to 2017 and The Donald and Trump tweeting things. There will be no Trump tweet this time; however, I can visualize a much smaller crowd again for the inauguration, can’t you? Trump will somehow TTTRRREEEEEET his thoughts on his own network to his supporters about the size of the crowd indicating something. What? The size proves that his election was really a landslide and the election was stolen.

From Trump Loyalist to Criminal A Crime Prevention Lesson

Here is the lesson for friends, neighbors, and more who are or who know other Trump loyalists (so called patriots bordering on neo-patriot-neo-Nazi, neo-fascist). Prevention is never easy as we have noticed in the pandemic and the pandemonium that I recently wrote about. But I am calling for more prevention before people even arrive in Washington, D.C. or in their state capitals. We should take note of a brave, thoughtful woman who helped identify one of the people at the Capitol quickly and she knows the man because he was her husband. I would broaden the thinking taking people to the Capitol scene where married men and women marched without permission into a building that was not open to them. Husbands and wives could have and should have been on the alert, particularly if they knew in advance that their loved one was fed up and willing to end up on the wrong side of the law                                                   . This is about responsibility in government and not about “big brother” is watching. The message begins with the statement I wish I had done things in a different way. This whole process now is about My Brother’s Keeper which was missing during the riot.

Yes we know that we have to be cautious because of dangerous Trump supporters and now even police across our nation know that they have to be careful too.

I wrote long before the Capitol insurrection that we have to help police who are suicidal and I’ve written for years that we need more police on the job. And I have pointed out repeatedly that some wealthy people have avoided paying taxes that could have been used to pay for police and others. And recently I have been in touch with police including the author of a book about how people should behave when they are stopped by a cop. I posted it on my website because the education of people matters. Here is my article from June 16, 2019 about that largely controversial topic Blue Lives Matter-Black Lives Matter.

My concern right now is about the real possibility of additional insurrections in state capitals across America. There was an announcement that law enforcement is preparing to deal with the problem if and when it surfaces. Based on the history that we see, that is highly unlikely if we expect people to just watch and listen, demonstrate, and go home peacefully. I know that there might be extremely convincing methods used that I hold back from writing, but my expectations are not high.

Amidst this is that the Trump News media is reporting about Republicans who feel that they are being lumped in with the rioters and it took an African American, Lawrence Jones who reminded the Fox News people that Black Lives Matter protestors were lumped in with the people who looted and rioted. And he pointed out that both groups have something in common there. He later mentioned that he is a “libertarian” which I am not. But you know that I distinguish between Republican and Repugnican. Their talk avoided any discussion of Trump’s blame.

With that said we can secure the safety of all Americans leading up to the inauguration and beyond it by due diligence. Anyone that knows anyone who seems to be a risk and some are very high risks for committing violence over the baseless electoral fraud where not enough evidence was presented, should do his or her best to keep that person away from the state capitals and the inauguration.

What are trials about in a court of law? Trump supporters are basing their claims on beyond a rational display of evidence and their doubts are not reasonable at all and we proceed in court on peaceful terms until the decision is handed out. Sometimes violence occurs in court and it is inexcusable given the rules and regulations that exist. People break those rules in court, on the streets, and against our government and now that we know that a peaceful transition may be in doubt all of US must play our part. The last inauguration is history and it went off peacefully, even though Russia had a big impact on it. In the call to Georgia Trump said that the evidence was going to come out on Monday and Monday came and passed without the evidence coming out. Case dismissed!

What I just wrote is not open to discussion here since the key point is to keep people away from harm’s way and prevent the rioting and blood shed that was handed to US in the Capitol by extremists and perhaps by some people who were trapped in that situation. And may I state now that those people on Fox News were briefly all over the place talking about unity when what is needed right now is the safety of all those who have been critical of Trump and the rioters-insurrectionists-terrorists and that means people on both sides of the aisle and lots of innocent people who get trapped just by being there including journalists and people who may pass by.

The Trump media is citing anger due to the Election that was stolen. So we have to be afraid of that. The Trump media is citing anger due to the Impeachment. So we have to be afraid of that. I thought the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. No strong Democrat or patriotic American is going to back down now. The process will move forward.

I cannot leave out the recent work of Mike “Pensive” Pence, a Repugnican, who felt that invoking the 25th Amendment would set a “bad precedent.” This moment, captured around the world at one time, no need to write it up in a history book in five years, demonstrates the powerful mistake of those people who gave the power to a man who has been part of the problem, showed no impartiality even after his life was at risk days ago, and who must show US and the world the facts about just how he reached the decision.

We have two items that were on the table and the Impeachment is still there. The 25th Amendment could have, should have been invoked over the mental capacity to continue in office (even for a second). It seems to me now that no doctor’s note is needed meaning a psychological evaluation. His state of mind this time does have a written record. Think back to the Comey episode when his lawyers helped him out of that tense situation by advising him that he could put down I do not recall this and that. Even a police officer is instructed to write down notes about his encounters. Trump got off the hook on that one and quite easily. Now we know that Trump only had the men in blue on his mind as he tweeted that they had to be protected and left out everyone else. So Trump went from Georgia on his mind just a day before and lost and a day later there was evidence in place (mental capacity demonstrated) whereby he should be relieved of his duties. And things did not get much better for Trump after that post. His “patriots” became people fighting federal criminal indictments. So there was something rotten in the Constitution. We had a better chance of getting justice in this matter if the lottery wheel had been spun and an impartial juror made the decision. Pence was pensive but partially pensive.

Trump could have stayed away from the Capitol on that day and he should have. Even on that day, he could have gone there to shake hands, say a few kind words to his loyalists and walked away. He was guilty of stirring the pot that led to that rally and he and his advisors perpetrated with their words calling for military action or violence to block the final Biden decision. The reference to the cavalry, for example, might have been a religious statement of faith instead of conjuring up a militant cavalry. Regardless of what happens now, this really seems like another Custer’s Last Stand and although Trump is not dead we hope that he is done. The “the trial by combat” that Rudy Giuliani talked about hopefully is over as well.

Nine Nein

There are nine days left in the term of Donald Trump and the nation including Arnold Schwarzenegger are saying Nein, well at least a majority of the nation, to Donald Trump. Arnold Schwarzenegger made some important comparisons to the subject matter as the breaking of glass by right-wingers caused him to think about Kristallnacht in Austria in 1938. The former governor of California was born two years after World War II ended and he learned much and saw things that we never saw. And there was no FACEBOOK in those days. He saw people drunken with guilt for doing things against the Jews and others who did nothing to help the Jews. His comments shared in a video have been written about as a powerful criticism of Trump and those who followed lies to the Capitol. I understand that there have now been about 80 arrests of Americans because of the rioting and the killings that took place. And anyone who writes about Kristallnacht well enough and has a good reason for writing about it is welcome. Arnold probably reacted strongly to the broken glass that he saw resulting from the start of the rioting.

I sent information to Arnold that things were heading that way in the United States once Hitler took office in 1933. The history is available for people to read, if they choose to learn. And now the F.B. I. is telling US that insurrections are being planned in the 50 states. Much of 2020 was a year where we were told that White Supremacists were causing a lot of trouble across America and the Justice Department issued the warnings, but Trump and his supporters portrayed a world where Muslim extremists were the greater danger of the two, backed up in Congress even by Candace Owens and Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America. I immediately wrote about that but nobody listens to me.

Should Trump leave office? Yes he should. He should have been gone already. Should the 25th Amendment be invoked? Yes it should.  Should Trump be impeached for a second time. Yes he should. There are no neins among those answers, but there are nine days left and who knows what diabolical deeds Trump may try. It was bad enough to read that the Capitol officers were more important in his worldview than the elected officials inside. And that expression of love for his supporters before he denounced them also showed his lack of priorities for all Americans. But we know Trump and he indicated a long time that he counted on the support of strong people to keep in power and some of them showed up, got themselves into trouble, and have been exposed and diminished all over America by Trumpmania. And Trump did not take time to hold up that Bible again near the White House to call upon Americans to stop. I guess nobody mentioned to him that he should try that.

No Americans forced through rioting or taking over the White House the words of The Donald who stopped fighting “like hell” or declaring a “smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power. What a gracious soul! Trump’s troops will be tried in a court of law. Trump who never really did much for law enforcement people around the country but who often had the support of union chiefs and who never really did much for our nation’s men in the armed forces, has talked a good game and those messages continue to resonate. Far too many of the men and women arrested were police and members of our armed forces. I started writing about that a long time ago and history has repeated itself and with warped speed. Warped! Warped! Warped minds. And it was Trump who told the world a long time ago that Republicans are stupid.

There are more people delivering the message right now that they think that Trump is a fascist. What took them this long to feel that way? I wish to remind my readers that Adolf Hitler went to jail before he took power in Germany. And it appears highly probably (not possible here) to many, many pundits that Trumpf who some how grabbed power in America will be going to jail soon. Trumpf is not Hitler. He just does things his way. Mussolini was hanged upside down. The Republican Party is now hanging upside down because of Trump. It’s still in power as I write. And Trump, who usually does things upside down was never competent to be president of the United States. I felt and still feel that all he did was hold the party together. And now because of his actions in the capital and the violence and death in The Capitol, it looks like an iceberg is going to have a big piece break off this winter. It wasn’t expected as Republicans were in denial all these years. This is the new reality show of Repugnicans acting out with the show traveling around to the 50 states just in time for the Inauguration.

Republicans with certain exceptions say nein to prosecuting Trump. I say ja I mean yes, sí, oui and on that note we the people of the United States whether we are united or not should end the Trump experiment now.