Words and Actions of Trump the Horrible

I spent yesterday listening in horrified fascination to the mass media creating a crude amalgam of Trump’s sins in the so-called video, yes, that old video.

Nearly all the media, including, I am afraid, the Wall Street Journal, put together or often mix in the same sentence two elements of Trump’s objectionable aspects: words and possible actions. The two deserve completely different treatments. There is no excuse for confusing them except a desire to win at all costs.

Words first: Trump referred to women in obscene terms. This is not in dispute. Calling women “pussies” may tell you something about his present character. (Although that happened fifteen years ago, when he was a registered Democrat.) I don’t see what it tells you that’s new. The man is crude. He is crude in precisely the same way that millions of American men are. I am completely innocent of that particular sin myself (because I was raised overseas) but I have several friends who qualify. It’s interesting that they are, by and large, the same male friends I would describe as “pussy-whipped.” (This is another topic, an interesting one I can’t deal with here: Married American men are exceptionally submissive.) I think the brouhaha about Trump’s obscene words is completely hypocritical and massively promoted by media that lost their intellectual self-respect some time ago. Public discourse also stopped being sensitive a long time ago irrespective of what the current neo-Victorians would have you believe: A young woman I have never met except on-line a couple of days ago, a Clinton supporter, recently invited me on Facebook to “suck my dick!” (She meant her own non-existent appendage.)

Then, there are Trump actions as revealed on the video. Fact is, the video reveals no, zero, objectionable acts. Instead, it reveals Mr Trump bragging about engaging in sexually assaultive behavior. The report is not a fact. Fake confessions are legion, especially within a bragging context. Donald Trump may have never, not once, done the things he says in the video he does, not even the slightest crotch grab. Now, if he is guilty of this kind of boasting, characteristic of teenage boys everywhere, you may decide he is too immature for the job but he is not (NOT) an unpunished criminal.

A stupid braggart and a rapist are different creatures. If you think they are more or less the same, you are full of shit and we need someone like Trump to clean house, because of you, precisely. You are poison while he, Trump, is only moronic.

Let’s focus on various forms of sexual assault. Trump committed some, at least one, or (OR) he did not. There is nothing in between. The function of the amalgam I heard all day yesterday is to spread the credibility of the reports of obscene talk onto the supposition of sexual assault: It’s true that he referred to women in a sexually crude manner, therefore, (THEREFORE), he must have assaulted women sexually. This kind of verbal ploy sometimes actually works. It works with fools and with fanatics.

Now I imagine I might be on a jury regarding Mr Trump’s sexual assault(s) (one or several). I would not have the option to find him a “little bit guilty,” or “sort of guilty,” or “mostly guilty,” or “not actually guilty but he might have done it; look how he refers to women.” The only options available are guilty/not guilty. That’s it. For once, judicial conventions correspond well with logic: He did it (any “it”), or (OR) he did not. There are almost an infinity of offenses a person can be charged with so, there is no reason to come up with unclear verdicts. The prosecutor can charge with attempted sexual battery, sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery, different kinds of rape, etc., exactly so a clean verdict is possible without violating factual evidence. Those who do not know this to be true don’t understand either the US Constitution nor basic fairness. They are temperamentally fascists. (There are other forms of fascism on the Clinton side, following Mr Obama.)

What we see right now is a massive and concerted display of hypocrisy on the part of the bulk of the kind-of-educated class, beginning with the media. It’s so obvious that I think that if Jesus were around today, He would be for Trump. Fact is, there is no record of his speaking up against obscenity while he repeatedly and vehemently attacked hypocrisy.

PS I am wavering in my support of Trump. It’s not because Clinton has become less than a total horror but because he falls too easily into her traps. It bothers me.

11 thoughts on “Words and Actions of Trump the Horrible

  1. You’re right, Bragging about sexual assault is not sexual assault although the legal eagles say it is admissible evidence. There are 7 women alleging sexual assault. Only the alleged incident in 2013 still qualifies for a criminal case but all 7 could be torts. By all means let’s hope that all 7 end up in court with discovery and sworn testimony.

    1. Jill Harth speaks out about alleged groping by Donald Trump
    The Guardian
    2. Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks charge Trump with sexual assault
    New York Times
    3. Physically Attacked by Donald Trump – a PEOPLE Writer’s Own Harrowing Story [NATASHA STOYNOFF}
    4. Palm Beach woman says Trump groped her [Mindy McGillivray]
    Palm Beach Post
    5. 1997 Miss USA pageant [Temple Taggart] — Trump kissed beauty pageant contestant Temple Taggart on mouth without consent
    New York Times
    6. 2013 Miss USA pageant — Trump allegedly groped Cassandra Searles
    Hollywood Life

    “…I think that if Jesus were around today, He would be for Trump.”


    I can see the new meme now: “Who would Jesus Grope?”

    “PS I am wavering in my support of Trump.”

    Luckily there’s still The Libertarian Party. Email them so Gov. Johnson knows what Aleppo is and why a military strike on North Korea is urgent.

  2. That is the locker room culture. Males do that stuff and male bonding in all sports is part of the game play. Get over it Ladies. PC demands that reality never happens and everything must comply with Miss and Ms Politically Correct. There is a real man’s World out there and Tyranny of The Mind has no part in that life.

    Now about that Election for the Most Powerful Political Office in the US of A.
    Have we heard any debates on the Middle East wars. On Nuclear threats and controls?
    On World Famine and poverty?
    How does this thing work? The two main candidates enter into a pissing contest over conversational and actual sexual practices. And then the voters decide who has the best sexual persona. And we thought it was about World Peace, Nuclear Threats to our Planet Earth … this is America in the year of our Lord 2016 … Man has landed on the Moon (many Moons ago) and we witness a pissing contest for President of the USA 2016.


    • — That is the locker room culture. Males do that stuff and male bonding in all sports is part of the game play. —

      This is stupid if its meant as an “argument”.

      First of all, I’ve been in locker rooms quite a lot during high school since I played in the basketball team representing the private school where I studied, and I’ve never heard anybody talk about how they assault other people.

      The most extreme cases of locker room talk in my life experience were those of me and my class mates when I was 5-6 years old when we decided to spy the girls while they were peeing – not because we were perverts but because we were curious. (Trump in contrast was a mature man, married 3 times.)

      Second, even if they were “locker room talk” (they aren’t) this does not make it ok for a candidate for public office to say (or to have said) those perverted and disgusting things.

    • Nice locker rooms then. The reality is that it exists.
      And is irrelevant to a Presidential Contest where World issues not sexual conversations or individual acts of sexual encounter may be appropriate conversations?

    • “That is the locker room culture. Males do that stuff and male bonding in all sports is part of the game play. Get over it Ladies. PC demands that reality never happens and everything must comply with Miss and Ms Politically Correct. There is a real man’s World out there and Tyranny of The Mind has no part in that life.”

      Since you’re clearly not capable of embarrassment for boorish behavior, I’m embarrassed for you.


    • Locker rooms exist, get over it.
      Nuclear Disaster is a reality. Climate change and wars are raging issues — so many concerns for World Leaders to ponder and debate. We are served up constant piffle about genitalia issues and stories from 15 years ago of individual indiscretions?
      Clinton had the option of ignoring and rising above. Trump could raise his game — they both headed for the locker room brawl?

  3. I left this in another post and will also leave it here:

    Reasons Clinton is better than Trump

    – **Hillary Clinton Said Her Dream Is A Hemispheric Common Market, With Open Trade And Open Markets.**
    >“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” [05162013 Remarks to Banco Itau.doc, p. 28]

    >“So I think that Keystone is a contentious issue, and of course it is important on both sides of the border for different and sometimes opposing reasons, but that is not our relationship. And I think our relationship will get deeper and stronger and put us in a position to really be global leaders in energy and climate change if we worked more closely together. And that’s what I would like to see us do.” [Remarks at tinePublic, 6/18/14]

    – **Hillary Clinton Said We Have To Have A Concerted Plan To Increase Trade; We Have To Resist Protectionism And Other Kinds Of Barriers To Trade.**
    >“Secondly, I think we have to have a concerted plan to increase trade already under the current circumstances, you know, that Inter-American Development Bank figure is pretty surprising. There is so much more we can do, there is a lot of low hanging fruit but businesses on both sides have to make it a priority and it’s not for governments to do but governments can either make it easy or make it hard and **we have to resist, protectionism, other kinds of barriers to market access and to trade and I would like to see this get much more attention and be not just a policy for a year under president X or president Y but a consistent one.**” [05162013 Remarks to Banco Itau.doc, p. 32]

    – **Clinton Said Financial Reform “Really Has To Come From The Industry Itself.”**
    > “Remember what Teddy Roosevelt did. Yes, he took on what he saw as the excesses in the economy, but he also stood against the excesses in politics. He didn’t want to unleash a lot of nationalist, populistic reaction. He wanted to try to figure out how to get back into that balance that has served America so well over our entire nationhood. Today, there’s more that can and should be done that really has to come from the industry itself, and how we can strengthen our economy, create more jobs at a time where that’s increasingly challenging, to get back to Teddy Roosevelt’s square deal. And I really believe that our country and all of you are up to that job.” [Clinton Remarks to Deutsche Bank, 10/7/14]

    – *Speaking About The Importance Of Proper Regulation, Clinton Said “The People That Know The Industry Better Than Anybody Are The People Who Work In The Industry.”*
    >“I mean, it’s still happening, as you know. People are looking back and trying to, you know, get compensation for bad mortgages and all the rest of it in some of the agreements that are being reached. There’s nothing magic about regulations, too much is bad, too little is bad. How do you get to the golden key, how do we figure out what works? And the people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry. And I think there has to be a recognition that, you know, there’s so much at stake now, I mean, the business has changed so much and decisions are made so quickly, in nano seconds basically. We spend trillions of dollars to travel around the world, but it’s in everybody’s interest that we have a better framework, and not just for the United States but for the entire world, in which to operate and trade.” [Goldman Sachs AIMS Alternative Investments Symposium, 10/24/13]

    Source: http://uk.businessinsider.com/wikileaks-hillary-clinton-private-speeches-released-2016-10?r=US&IR=T

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