Escaping The Trump Zone

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To paraphrase the late great creator of the Twilight Zone, Rod Serling:

“There is an alternate fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the fringe ground of shadow, engulfing superstition, and it lies in the pit of man’s fears. This is the dimension of ignorance. It is an area which we call the Trump Zone.

Trump’s supporters are very happy to remain in the Trump Zone.

Everyone else is trying to escape.

Even before Mr. Trump became the latest recipient of the Electoral College while losing the popular vote, he peddled alternate facts like accusing Barack Obama of not being an American Citizen or the guilt of the Central Park Five after they were found not to have committed the horrific acts they were accused of.

As the nation’s leader, he, and his enablers have continued to spread well over 12,000 alternate facts (lies). These include:

  • Stating climate change is a hoax.
  • Saying the crowd size at his inaugural was larger than it actually was.
  • Contending that were good people on both sides at Charlottesville
  • Maintaining that Iran was given millions of United States dollars to sign the nuclear deal.
  • Telling supporters the wall on the Southern Border is being built.
  • Claiming that China is paying the costs of the extra tariffs in the trade war.
  • Boasting that he is responsible for the state of the economy.
  • Asserting that he fully cooperated with Robert Mueller and answering all the questions put to him during the Russia Investigation.

Now, the subject of only the fourth Presidential impeachment inquiry in United States History insists that Joe Biden and his son Hunter are corrupt and guilty of crimes because of:

  • The former Vice President’s son’s tenure on the board of a Ukraine Gas Company that faced legal scrutiny.
  • Mr. Biden’s role in getting a corrupt Pro-Putin prosecutor-general fired.

Numerous investigations from reputable news organizations have looked into these matters. All have found:

  • Hunter Biden did not do anything wrong while he was a member of this board.
  • Vice President Biden, acting on behalf of President Barack Obama (and all the other Western nations), did what everyone wanted: to help facilitate the firing of the Pro-Putin prosecutor.

Moving to the public release of the notes on the phone call between Trump and the new Ukrainian President, the contention of the President that he did nothing is breathtaking.

Furthermore, Trump enablers like Lindsey Graham, have expressed that the documents reveal nothing damning in the Presidents words.

In what realm of reality are the President, Senator Graham and those who share this interpretation of the phone conversation existing in?

In order to secure reelection and avoid a primary challenge, Senator Graham, and others like him, have become willing residents of the Trump Zone.

Fortunately, most of the people in this country prefer the dimension of light out of the shadows where imagination, knowledge, and facts are revered.

As the full impeachment inquiry proceeds, people need to pay attention to the actual facts and not the false propaganda sound bites offered by Mr. Trump and his sycophantic surrogates.

People need to stay focused and informed.

If the forces of reaction and fear are able to control the narrative through the impeachment inquiry, or worse, the 2020 election, then everyone is at risk of being trapped in the Trump Zone.

That is a risk the citizens in this country can not afford who want to get off at the next stop: The Reality Zone.

 

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Regarding your statement, “News Flash: Vice President Biden did not threaten to withhold U.S. aid if the prosecutor investigating the company for corruption was not fired.” just look at this clip:
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/09/27/flashback_2018_joe_biden_brags_at_cfr_meeting_about_withholding_aid_to_ukraine_to_force_firing_of_prosecutor.html

    Sounds like it to me. Hard to believe that the Obama administration would send over someone with such a conflict of interest and appearance of impropriety to dump a prosecutor whose agency was looking at the company that Biden’s son was raking in $50 k a week from without any expertise.

    Maybe it just looks horrible but why not investigate what happened?

    • Hello again,

      A few points to raise.

      1) I would brag too if I had a hand in getting rid of a corrupt Pro Putin lackey.
      2) You took a portion of my comment and placed it in your comment out of context while omitting the rest of my statement which would have refuted your contention.
      3) Hunter Biden’s part in this gas company and Joe Biden’s involvement in the ouster of this prosecutor have been looked at thoroughly. I would reference again, the three sources I sent to you in my first reply to your first comment, by reputable news sources debunking the fringe claims you embrace. Again, there is nothing there. Joe Biden and his son did not commit any illegal acts.
      4) What is not in dispute is that this President violated his oath of office by trying to shake down an ally in their time of need for political gain. The transcript of that phone call could have been a deleted scene from a mobster movie.
      5) Jim Jordan tried to peddle some of the same material to Jake Tapper today and was totally rebuked. Here is the link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/29/politics/jim-jordan-ukraine-fact-check-jake-tapper-cnntv/index.html.
      6) Have a nice evening.

    • The Hunter Biden job was investigated five years ago, it’s pure swamp but not illegal.

      Instead of digging up an old swamp monster, why don’t you ask about Ivanka Trump being a Senior Advisor to the President of the United States as the same time as she’s getting dozen’s of TradeMark’s approved,almost instantly, in China?

      Or Kushner’s dealing’s with Qatar? Or Kushner’s dealing’s with the Saudi’s?

      Or about Kelly Anne Conway pushing Ivanka Trump’s lady business from the White House lawn?

      Or ask about the millions of my tax dollars being spent at Trump properties? By the military?

      No, you don’t care about the crimes going on now, you want to look into a NOT A CRIME from five years ago, because you prefer your party to your country.

      Trump has admitted to crimes and you are trying to distract people. Shame on you.

      Remember with Kevin McCarthy said this…

      “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” Kevin McCarthy, the second-ranking House Republican, told his colleagues during the meeting. Some of those colleagues then laughed, and McCarthy added: “Swear to God.”

      Shame on you John Kavanagh, for putting party over country. You are not a patriot.

      FSNT

  2. I never claimed Joe Biden took a bribe. My comment was on the impropriety of his son getting a $80,000 or $50,000 a month job as a board member of a Ukrainian gas company even though he has no knowledge of gas and does not even speak Ukrainian. Then VP Dad threatens to withhold US aid from the Ukraine, if the prosecutor investigating the company for corruption is not fired and he is fired. That doesn’t raise a yellow flag for you?

    So you overlook all that and go after Trump for asking that it be looked into.

    Really???

  3. If President Trump’s son, who had no expertise in energy matters and did not even speak Ukrainian, were given a $80,000 per month salary for a no-show job with a Ukrainian gas company, would you say nothing to look at here?

    BIden and his son appear to have engaged in corrupt practices but you attack the person who wants such corruption investigated.

    Really????

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