Donald Trump Owns SCOTUS – And We Gave it To Him

I know it’s hard to think about a time before Donald Trump was president, but I’d like you to cast your mind’s eye back on 2014.

At that point, Donald Trump was a tv-show hosting buffoon who occasionally sent stupid tweets about Barack Obama being born in Kenya and killing everyone who knew.

In November of that year there was an election. I get it if you don’t remember, because only about 36% of eligible voters actually bothered voting. So you might not remember.

Democrats entered the election with 53 seats in the Senate. They left it with 44, losing 9 seats as part of the worst Congressional bloodbath in a century (Democrats also lost 13 House seats to go along with the 63 they lost in 2010.)

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Did the Deep State Try to Kill Katie Arrington?

Late on Friday night, South Carolina state representative and Donald Trump endorsee Katie Arrington was seriously injured while riding as a passenger in a car hit by a driver going the wrong way. The driver, 69-year-old Helen White, was killed.

A state legislator involved in a car accident normally isn’t the kind of thing that makes national news, but Arrington just won a tough primary against sitting House member Mark Sanford. In turn, Sanford had drawn the wrath of President Trump after Sanford dared to disparage Trump.

Unsurprisingly, a Trump-backed insurgent candidate nearly being killed in a random car accident drew the interest of conspiracy theorists, and in particular, the amateur slueths of the QAnon movement.

After all, if there are no coincidences, there probably are no accidents, either.

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Tender Age Kids Are Already a Mess – Now Add Toxic Stress

As of this writing, President Trump has signed an executive order putting an end to his own new policy of imprisoning asylum seekers at the US/Mexico border, and by extension, taking their children away to be housed by the state. Instead, families will be detained together, rather than apart.

Yay?

The child separation policy is (was??) cruel, needless, and damaging. In keeping with everything else we’ve seen from the Trump administration, it’s also being run completely by the seat of its pants, with no apparent plan to reunite families whose kids have been taken away and put into one of the many internment camps that sprung up in the last month.

What will become of the children, toddlers, and infants already in government custody? Nobody seems to know.

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Did the “Walmart Internment Camps” of Jade Helm Come True?

It’s summer, 2018. America is in the grip of a debate over the Trump administration’s unilateral policy of separating the children of asylum-seeking families trying to get into the US. As of today, there are about 2,000 children being held in various internment facilities on the southern border – a number that could be as high as 30,000 by the end of August.

This is an issue being covered by a myriad of excellent writers, I’ll leave you to find their takes on it.

But there’s a connection to today’s child separation and a conspiracy theory from a few years ago that I do feel is worth exploring – the conspiracy that closed Walmarts are being turned into internment camps.

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Rothschild Central Banks

Writing about conspiracy theories and having the last name Rothschild is an interesting experience. Believers immediately disregard everything I say, usually with a snarky comment that “of course a Rothschild would say that!”

For the record, I have no relation to the European banking scions of the 18th Century. Even so, I feel compelled to debunk conspiracy theories about them, not only because they share my last name, but but because said conspiracy theories are virulent, anti-Semitic, and somehow get generations of people believing them.

A pernicious version of one of these has popped back up in conspiracy circles due to the events of the week, and it’s a claim that, despite having no evidence and not making any factual sense, is impossible to kill: that North Korea is one of a shifting number of countries without a “Rothschild-owned central bank.”

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