by Scott Creighton
Being a former actor (from way back when) I stopped channel surfing for minute when I happened to land on the SAG Awards last night. It had just started and Ashton Kutcher was doing some “because I’m an actor” intro monologue from backstage. After that he strolled onstage and said something about airports and our CIA’s destabilization contractors being welcome in “MY AMERICA!!!” with all the self-righteous indignation he could muster.
I changed the channel and still have no idea who won what… and care even less than I did before I happened to land on their show.
That;s what ignorant actors injecting themselves into political discourse does for me. I don’t know about your feelings on the subject.
Turns out, I have already expressed a number of times, I don’t like Trump much. He’s as much of a neocon fascist as the rest of them. You can certainly review my work on the subject going back a year and a half if you need confirmation on the subject.
But as I have also pointed out here and here, the fake left and the complicit media are presenting this executive order of the president’s as something that it is not. And they are doing so in a highly inflammatory way without giving any consideration to the consequences. Mr. Kutcher’s effort last night is a prime example but it is not the only one.
Yesterday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the fake progressive leader of the New New Dems (who backed warmonger Killary and voted for idiot Ben Carson the other day), went before a crowd at an airport and did that little “megaphoning” trick the infiltrators used in the Occupy movement way back when to get out her own self-righteous indignation message to the gathered gullible masses who were protesting.
She lied to them and told them Trump was banning Muslims and what he was doing was “illegal”. It’s not illegal. The president has a lot of control over the borders and can prohibit anyone from entering the country if it preserves our “national interests” and if you don’t believe me, just watch Jonathan Turley’s CNN appearance.
Unfortunately, one cannot easily explain away Warren’s mistake when it comes to getting it wrong on this one by saying she ignorant like the Hollywood self-important actor-class is. She’s just a lying opportunist.
Like I said, the order seems to me to be an an attempt to dissuade Obama’s “moderate” terrorist contractors from attempting to enter the country even after they were promised a new life in the Shining City on the Hill after they completed a tour of duty terrorizing people of various nations like (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia…) and I base that on their reactions to the order from the likes of John McCain who never met a terrorist contractor he didn’t like as well as on actually reading the bill itself (which I published)
Again, adding a little more to my original conclusion, I found an essay published by The Atlantic yesterday and written by Eliot A. Cohen.
For those of you who don’t know, Cohen is a founding member of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) and helped write “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”. He is a war-monger in the classic sense and when given an opportunity in the Bush administration, he became a war-criminal.
Cohen was one of the first neoconservatives to publicly advocate war against Iran and Iraq. In a November 2001 op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Cohen identified what he called World War IV and advocated the overthrow of Iran’s government as a possible next step for the Bush Administration. Cohen claimed “regime change” in Iran could be accomplished with a focus on “pro-Western and anticlerical forces” in the Middle East and suggested that such an action would be “wise, moral and unpopular (among some of our allies)”. He went on to argue that such a policy was as important as the then identified goal of Osama Bin Laden‘s capture: “The overthrow of the first theocratic revolutionary Muslim state and its replacement by a moderate or secular government, however, would be no less important a victory in this war than the annihilation of bin Laden.”
“We know that he [Saddam Hussein] supports terror. There’s very solid evidence that the Iraqis were behind an attempt to assassinate President Bush’s father. And we—by the way, we do know that there is a connection with the 9/11 terrorists. We do know that Mohamed Atta, the ringleader of the 9/11 terrorists, met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague. So.” 
Here’s how PNAC co-founder Cohen feels about the “Muslim ban” of Trump’s that isn’t really a Muslim ban:
“I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he would force Mexico to pay for, even as the Mexican foreign minister held talks with American officials in Washington. Not by the quiet, but no less dangerous bureaucratic orders, such as kicking the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff out of meetings of the Principals’ Committee…
In an epic week beginning with a dark and divisive inaugural speech, extraordinary attacks on a free press, a visit to the CIA that dishonored a monument to anonymous heroes who paid the ultimate price, and now an attempt to ban selected groups of Muslims (including interpreters who served with our forces in Iraq and those with green cards, though not those from countries with Trump hotels, or from really indispensable states like Saudi Arabia), he has lived down to expectations.”
Precisely because the problem is one of temperament and character, it will not get better. It will get worse, as power intoxicates Trump and those around him. It will probably end in calamity—substantial domestic protest and violence, a breakdown of international economic relationships, the collapse of major alliances, or perhaps one or more new wars (even with China) on top of the ones we already have. It will not be surprising in the slightest if his term ends not in four or in eight years, but sooner, with impeachment or removal under the 25th Amendment. The sooner Americans get used to these likelihoods, the better.” Eliot A. Cohen, war-monger
I’m sorry, but when a war-monger who lied about Iraq’s involvement with 9/11 and argued regime changing Iran through violence as more important than finding bin Laden starts talking about someone’s “temperament” and the chance they might start another war… I have to laugh because the hypocrisy is overwhelming.
Cohen hits all the talking points including that all important one about Trump’s ban effecting those Muslims “moderate” terrorists who helped us in our fight to regime change various countries. Of course, he can’t them by profession, but do you really think he gives a crap about translators?
The apex of Mr. Cohen’s hypocrisy was stated as follows:
“To be associated with these people (Trump administration) is going to be, for all but the strongest characters, an exercise in moral self-destruction.” Eliot A. Cohen, war-monger
Morals? Talk of moral self-destruction coming from an a-moral neoliberal neocon like Cohen who lied through his teeth every day for years in order to get the public behind bombing a million Iraqis to death is talking about “moral self-destruction”?
Are we not supposed to be able to remember what this man really is and what he did? He should be in prison but instead…
Instead, he’s standing alongside celebrity leftists like Kutcher and fake-left politicians like Elizabeth Warren in their call to remove President Trump from office for “humanitarian” reasons and stuff like that.
Ultimately, Cohen’s screed about Trump yesterday almost reads as if he is trying to incite violence from someone against him. Repeatedly he makes less than nuanced suggestions about violence toward him and violence he predicts that will erupt in the streets (violence like that our “moderate” terrorists brought to places like Libya, Syria and Ukraine recently?)
” It (Trump presidency) will probably end in calamity—substantial domestic protest and violence, a breakdown of international economic relationships, the collapse of major alliances, or perhaps one or more new wars (even with China) on top of the ones we already have. It will not be surprising in the slightest if his term ends not in four or in eight years, but sooner, with impeachment or removal under the 25th Amendment. The sooner Americans get used to these likelihoods, the better.” Eliot A. Cohen, war-monger
For those self-aggrandizing celebrities on the left and all you phony liberals in congress, I want you to understand what it is you are doing and who you are standing with at this critical time.
When you find yourself on the same side as folks like John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Eliot A. Cohen, you might want to take a step back and do a little more research into your cause. You might just find it isn’t what you thought it was.
Of course, they all “stood with” the neocon war-crimals already when they backed Hillary Clinton over Trump this past year. So maybe the left is just going that way these days. Wrapping themselves in the feel-good blanket of “humanitarianism” while dropping more bombs on Libya and Syria standing hand in hand with PNAC and if that is the way of the left these days, if it’s not some horribly misguided mistake, then, by all means, war-monger it up with your new buddies lefties.
But you count me out. I’m changing the channel. I still have soul that’s not running high on my own self-satisfaction right now.