Connect-The-Dots For Dummies

I should be sympathetic to our over-burdened Mainstream News Media. How do you cover a story that’s always in Breaking News mode? Maybe part of the reason the story’s always IN Breaking News mode is because the American News Media lack the perspective to see the picture their dots are connecting until the very last dot gets joined in. “Oh, hey, look — It’s an elephant!

If CNN or MSNBC (broadcast news media show significantly less perspective than their print journalism) had been able to connect the dots about Donald Trump sooner, the Republic might have been spared this extended moment of Imminent Demise. We literally teeter on the precipice because our News Media 1) accepted and normalized Donald Trump’s racism, sexism and bigotry, 2) refused until it was undeniable that Donald Trump had an unsavory relationship with Russia, 3) remain blind to the possibility that the GOP’s loyalty to Trump has less to do with party & more to do with all the Russian money they’ve taken in (plus the likelihood that there’s blackmail aplenty keeping them in line), and 4) suffer from an extreme case of normalcy bias that blinds the MSM to how much THEY themselves have normalized what should never have been normalized.

It’s not that all the pieces haven’t been there. Fusion GPS was the business intelligence firm (run by former Wall Street Journal writers) that got hired (initially by the conservative Washington Free Beacon) to do opposition research on Donald Trump (the Free Beacon’s owner was a Jeb Bush supporter), the first thing they did, according to Fusion founder Glenn Simpson in his Congressional testimony was their due diligence. They got ahold of every piece of publicly available material on Trump. They went to libraries. Spent money on Amazon. They watched video and listened to radio appearances. What Fusion found — in publicly available material — convinced them that Donald Trump was a criminal who’d laundered Russian mob money for years. So, Simpson testified, he contacted Chris Steele — the former head of MI6’s Russia desk.

Any of the rest of the American press could have done similar due diligence. Having that info at their fingertips would surely have informed their reporting. Donald Trump was never a “different” president (a ludicrous assertion to begin with; no one – NO ONE – does things because they’re “different”), he was and is a criminal. Criminality and the desire not to get caught were and remain his motivations.

Seen from thirty thousand feet (a favorite media expression), the picture the dots form (should) become apparent. Yet the overwhelming majority of American journalists still seem incapable of imagining such a view. In part, I suspect, it’s because they get so focused in on the story they were covering; that’s a very good thing.

But then they forget that their story isn’t THE story, it’s part of a much larger story — with connections to lots of other stories. Maybe a better analogy would be a mosaic. Journalists like MSNBC’s Ken Dilanian bore in so deeply into their PIECE of the mosaic that they can no longer see that it’s just a piece of a larger picture — and that the unknowns inside his story can be understood IF seen in the context of the larger picture.

The Ken Dilanian’s of the journalistic world won’t commit to anything unless the gun is smoking still. On the one hand, it’s a solid journalistic practice. Ah, but — Ken won’t draw any conclusions until all the dots are connected, i’s dotted, t’s crossed and every last doubt put to bed. What if he’s wrong?

It’s true — sometimes you can never see the actual proof that a thing is — seeing the thing itself. Sometimes you have to discern the truth from the indications being given off by everything around it. Take our first-ever “snapshot” of a black hole…

It’s a remarkable accomplishment — this image. But the thing about it is, we STILL can’t “see” the black hole itself. We can’t because light can’t escape the black hole. All we can see are the particles approaching the black hole’s event horizon. As the particles speed up, they heat up. We’re seeing the light those particles emitted as they flowed to their own destruction 85 million years ago. We’re seeing the black hole’s event horizon — and NOT the black hole itself.

The black hole’s presence has to be inferred from the data surrounding it.

To leap back to earth — Donald Trump’s treason can be inferred from all the data surrounding IT. Or, as I like to think of it —


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This Is The Part Of The ‘Scientific Experiment’ Where We Make A ‘Leap Of Faith’…

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How do you ‘see’ something you cannot see?  How can you see a faraway planet when it’s too far away, too small and too indistinguishable?  Turns out, there are methods — and, if you follow them with scientific rigor, you really can SEE something without actually ‘seeing’ it…

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-do-astronomers-actually-find-exoplanets-180950105/

Transit… Brightness… Velocity…

Evidence of Movement… Evidence of ‘impact’ on another object’s brightness… Evidence of detectable ‘speed’.

America is a Scientific Experiment still very much in progress.  All evidence has suggested so far that the Experiment’s planners did a pretty good job of setting up their lab — with one or two shockingly egregious errors that we continue to pay for — they’re that big and that egregious.  Slavery, for instance.

But, in most ways, they set in motion an Enterprise That Changed The World.  Part of that Enterprise is the means for every branch of government or every kind of power to ALWAYS be checked by another.  Nothing and No One could EVER have Absolute Power.  Like a King.  THAT WAS THE POINT.

Fortunately, a few people who haven’t betrayed us to Mother Russia STILL work the trade there in DC — and they’re doing it behind doors closed so tightly not even LIGHT can get out.

Robert Mueller, when he took the mantle of Special Counsel, understood immediately the GRAVITY of the gig — and he saw via what happened to James Comey (and the Comey Letter) what happens if you let ANY kind of information about what you’re doing get out before it’s ready.  Being a soldier and an Officer and an Educated Man and a Career Law Enforcement Guy, Robert Mueller knows a Criminal when he sees one.  He knows Organized Crime when he sees it.  He knows RUSSIAN Organized Crime when he sees it.  He knows HOW Russian Organized Crime ‘works’ and WHO Russian Organized Crime works for —

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This guy — who also happens to be a highly trained, highly competent and highly MOTIVATED Intel Officer.  He also happens to be the wealthiest man in the world cos he’s so corrupt and seems bent on becoming the Wealthiest Man That Could Ever Be Possible For The Rest Of Recorded Time, Too (While He’s At It).

Robert Mueller walked in the door KNOWING what this was about (it started as a COUNTER-INTEL OP, right?  It already had Russia’s scent in its nose).  He didn’t ‘stumble over’ Russia ‘to his shock and horror’, Robert Mueller started out with the question — “What the HELL did Russia pull off while WE were all SLEEPING?”

We know — from the evidence of our ‘lack of evidence’ that Robert Mueller has behaved a lot like a BLACK HOLE (let’s nudge the science analogies a little further along) —

A stellar-mass black hole in orbit with a companion star located about 6,000 light years from Earth.

Black Holes cannot be seen, they can only be inferred from the behavior of everything around them.  We can’t ‘SEE’ their GRAVITY but the presence of their Gravity is evident — because everything around the Black Hole IS RESPONDING (whether it likes it or not) to the Black Hole’s GRAVITY.  The INDISPUTABLE FACT is — BLACK HOLES HAVE GRAVITY.

That same scientific methodology tells us — via the behavior of all ‘bodies’ in the Robert Mueller Universe that nothing — NOTHING — has MORE GRAVITY than Robert Mueller.  No one — not even Donald J Trump — is behaving (at present) as if he has some way to escape the BLACK HOLE-LIKE GRAVITY of Robert Mueller.

None of Donald Trump’s handlers or enablers have done or said ANYTHING to suggest that THEY think THEY can break the Death Grip of Black Hole Mueller’s Gravity.   Just the opposite — the Trump camp keeps banging away at hair-brained schemes and inventions like a deranged Wile E. Coyote…

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Doesn’t end well for Wiley, right?  It ends horribly as it always does.

Gravity always wins and EVERYBODY knows it.  Like now.

These are dark, darker, DARKEST DAYS.  Even the ‘Always-Late-To-The-Dance’ MSM finally gets it:  Donald Trump is an Authoritarian.  He doesn’t just talk that talk, he walks it.  Sorry — he goosesteps it.  Or has OTHERS GOOSESTEP it while he grins and waves and acts like he ISN’T the Biggest Fucking Traitor In The Whole History of Traitors.

But, remember — GRAVITY.  Even Donald Trump knows he cannot defeat GRAVITY.  And GRAVITY is ROBERT MUELLER.

If we’re honest with ourselves, the case against Donald Trump is massive — and that’s just what’s Publicly Available.  We KNOW — cos ‘that’ evidence also is PUBLICLY AVAILABLE — that Robert Mueller has or has access to EVERYTHING HE WANTS (up to and including Donald Trump’s tax returns).

Robert Mueller isn’t investigating ‘Is It Or Isn’t It?’, he’s investigating ‘How Far Back Does This Goddamned Thing GO?’  Not.  The.  Same.  Thing.

Silence is terrifying to Humans.  Even well-adjusted Humans with incredible patience arrive at a moment where it’s time to cut bait and do something else.  But it’s almost always True that ‘silence’ only means you can’t ‘hear’ all the available sound.  It’s like assuming that the light we humans see is all the light there IS to see.  Not so.  Not so at all.

In the case of Robert Mueller, his silence does not mean an absence of presence.  He absolutely EXISTS.  And it does not mean that Robert Mueller has ‘nothing to say’.  It only means he has not ‘said it’ yet.  For a reason that he understands to be essential to the Truth he will speak when ready.  Gravity follows set rules.  It behaves as it behaves.

Though I am not a ‘person of faith’, I have ‘Faith’ in Science — in the ways the Science attacks a question so as to get a REAL answer and not an Ooga-Booga one.  Having ‘faith’ in Science means that, occasionally, I have to have ‘faith’ in its methods.

In this case, I cannot SEE what IMPACT Robert Mueller will have on ‘The Catastrophe That Is Donald J Trump And What He And The Republican Party Are Doing To America’.  But I can ‘see’ the impact Robert Mueller is having on everyone in his ‘ORBIT’.  And that tells me one thing and one thing only:  The INSTANT Robert Mueller begins DROPPING INDICTMENT BOMBS — the whole ‘NATURE’ of our ‘conversation’ will change.

As in COMPLETELY.

As in we’ll be asking on a ‘Breaking News’ Basis — ‘Is THIS The Part Where They Take Donald J Trump From The White House In Handcuffs Or Did We Miss That Already With All The OTHER Republicans Being Marched Out In Handcuffs…?’

It is coming to that.  It WILL.  The deep, maternal IRE of this country has been roused and it will not go back to how it was.  Cruelty to Children is a line in the sand even a redneck narcotized on Big Pharma-grade opioids can sorta-kinda see in the sand.

Robert Mueller knows — he has the hard evidence — what, why, how, when, where RUSSIA RE-ROUTED ELECTION 2016 Away from the Will of the American People and TOWARD Russia and a coteries of Hard Right White Christian Male Loonies (who also happen to be disgustingly rich).  Robert Mueller KNOWS that Election 2016 was neither FREE, nor FAIR.  He knows what we experienced was a ‘soft COUP D’ETAT’ — and that the recipients of the Big Prize were Vladimir Putin & The Republican Party.

Robert Mueller is A Man of Honor (so says the data).  He is a man who believes unerringly in the RULE OF LAW (so says the data).  He is a man still in possession of 100% of HIS INTEGRITY (so says the data).

Robert Mueller knows — this isn’t just about fixing a small item or two.  It’s the Whole Damned Thing.  It’s The Future Of The Republic that’s at stake.  For Reals.

All ‘visible evidence’ says we’ll come out of this okay.  Maybe not unscathed (we’re pretty damned scathed already!) but okay.  Alive.  Able to walk.  Given a few paces, maybe even able to run or jog.  There won’t be time for a hospital stay.  We’re going to have to get healthy on the fly.

But I think we’ll do it.

Ugh — there’s that word again — the one I have no use for:  “Faith’.  Maybe when it comes to people (all Trumpians excepted), a little ‘Faith’ is a good thing.