Thugs and murderers share a mindset


“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” —  Aung San Suu Kyi

In the older version of the television series “Star Trek” when James T. Kirk ( William Shatner) was captain of the USS Enterprise the crew happened upon a planet that was ruled by a crime boss, Bela Oxmyx (Anthony Caruso) and the mob rule of the 1920’s America was imitated by the planetary inhabitants. Order was maintained by violence and the top man Oxmyx ( man in center of photo above) maintained order on the planet by dividing territories up and allowing mob bosses to rule their turf in return for a piece of “their” action. 

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These days according to news reports (fake news?) it appears that thugs and tyrants, politicians and presidents and democratic countries and oligarchies share a mindset of corruption, intimidation, murderous intent and territorial acquisition.

According to President Trump’s way of thinking  no country is blameless and above reproach and even the most time-honored regimes have blood stained hands for past atrocities committed by their ancestors in the name of freedom. 

The standard of decency and morality has been lowered as a country’s labelling one man as a “thug and murderer” has been dismissed by a man who lovingly embraces chaos and confusion as a major part of his newly elected political platform as leader of the greatest country in the free world.

A number of years ago Richard M. Nixon (R) proudly informed the world , ” I am no crook.” We see how  that public declaration not only landed him in hot water but also lead to his impeachment and ousting from the White House.

Today claims are made that the current president’s number one mentor and confidant , Steve Bannon,  controls not only the president’s actions but also the way in which he will conduct the business for the welfare of the country.

President denied these accusations of being a Bannon’s political puppet and told the press : “I call the shots.”

His brash and unconventional way of running the country should be put to an end by folks in Washington who want to tend to the business of government and not fret over Trump’s latest tirade of inflammatory Tweets.

Hopefully this assertion of power is true and that the increasing calls for Trump’s impeachment will soon fall by the wayside.

To use an older expression of unity: “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party.” — gc

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

8 Comments on Thugs and murderers share a mindset

  1. “We came We saw He died”

    Quote by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    As Hillary laughed proudly that she pulled the strings to have Gaddafi assassinated

    …and PS

    If you haven’t noticed

    We The People have

    That the only “chaos” is that of the Media and the Liberal Lefties ✌

    WE WON




    • There are always two side to every declaration of victory: (1) the winners who believe their own hype; (2) the other winners who blindly follow their imaginings and hopes that things will eventually run smoothly.

      To proudly claim that “America Won” may be a bit premature at this stage of the political game. Only time and a return to sanity will tell who the real winners and losers ( humanity and decency) might be.

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  2. Hear hear! GC. We in the rest of the world also have to suffer the consequences of poor judgement.

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    • At times “poor judgement” is akin to poison ivy. The plant inhabits one area of the woods but the resulting rash associated with the plant spreads quickly and infects anyone that touches it. Thank you for your thoughts. Take care. Be safe.

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      • That’s an apt analogy, poison ivy. There’s a failure to take responsibility for actions too. True democracy takes a lot of working at. It is about inclusiveness, and finding ways to do things better for all. And contributing to society in its widest sense. We say we have it in the UK, but it’s a bit of an illusion. Vested interest tends to rule as with you. You take care too.

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      • Thank you.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Well said, GC, as always.

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