by Dr. David Pence and A. Joseph Lynch
Neoconservatives and "Never Trump" Republicans Played Roles in "Collusion Dossier."
The opposition to Donald Trump was never just Democrats. The "never Trumpers" from Weekly Standard's William Kristol to Arizona's John McCain hate him. The foreign policy establishment feared him deeply. The mainstream press began with ridicule then settled into opposition. They didn't need the DNC or Hillary Clinton to tell them Mr Trump was a threat to their worldview. They didn't need a command center for their efforts any more than Lee Harvey Oswald needed the American Communist Party or the Kremlin to assassinate President Kennedy. People bound by hatred cannot build a community but they can effectively attack a common opponent. Here are some previous AOA entries with good links outlining the main actors:
FROM AOA ON MARCH 5, 2016 - THE NEO-CONS WILL SUPPORT HILLARY: Robert Kagan, a neocon intellectual, now says in the open what a lot of Pat Buchanan conservatives have said will happen all along. The neoconservatives of the Weekly Standard who now have their champion in Marco Rubio, must soon admit that their next closest foreign policy ally is Hillary Clinton. This group of "conservatives" have never cared about the sexual inversion of the gender ideology. They are petrified of Donald Trump. Mr. Kagan, who now has endorsed the lady who gave us Libya, is married to the lady who gave us the Ukraine mess: Victoria Nuland. Even though Vicki was a Bush appointee, Hillary Clinton in proper feminist fashion was instrumental in aiding Nuland's career rise in the State Department. Mrs. Nuland played the pivotal role as our assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs in the collapse of diplomacy in the Ukraine. Kagan, with more than fifty other GOP neocons, signed an open letter against Donald Trump this week on War on the Rocks. More on Robert Kagan as he stumped for Hillary.
FROM AOA ON NOV 4, 2017 - THE RUSSIAN STORY IS NOT A DEMOCRATIC PARTY STORY THOUGH THEY WENT ALONG. IT IS JOURNALISTS SOME NEOCON SOME CNN SOME WALL STREET JOURNAL:
NEOCONS AND DNC AFTER THE PRESIDENT: The dossier on Trump and origins of the Trump Russia collusion story. They all want to get him. William Kristol of the Weekly Standard founded the journal of his son-in-law Matthew Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon. They are the originators of the dossier against Donald Trump later picked up by the much larger cash cows of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's opposition research team. The "Never Trump" neocons felt Trump was not interventionist enough in foreign policy and opposed him from the beginning 'from the right.". They are at the center of the secular Jewish wing of neoconservatives who came from the incestuous world of East Coast Jewish atheist intellectuals involved with leftist organizations until their "move to the right." Weekly Standard writers are regulars on Fox News opinion shows and have not emphasized this aspect of the dossier. Fusion GPS - the dossier and links to mainstream media.
THE NEFARIOUS ROLE OF JOHN MCCAIN AND HIS AIDE, DAVID KRAMER, WHO DIRECTED A MCCAIN FOUNDATION AMPLY FUNDED BY SAUDIS AND MILITARY SUPPLIERS: McCain and his Aide 12/27/2017. More on Aide 12/2017.
GPS FOUNDER SIMPSON SAID HE HAD PERFECT PERSON TO GET DOSSIER TO FBI AND IT WOULDN'T BE A DEMOCRAT: A man who hated Trump more than Hillary was John McCain.
I. POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
THE POPE: What happened to bold reform? A chance to draw the line as the decadent rich German bishops propose to bless an abomination. We have argued that Pope Francis is not a "modern Jesuit" or a decadent Westerner. On the sexual order and the Sacred Order, he is Catholic. He has always argued that the way to fight the "angels of light" (demons who pose as purveyors of the good) is to give them plenty of room and they will eventually declare themselves. The German bishops are now showing us the twisted face of Satan in the priestly kiss of Judas.
THE MEANEST FANS AND THE MOST CHRISTIAN QUARTERBACKS: The city of brotherly love has two Christian stars who act like brothers. Philadelphia Eagles locker room after Super Bowl victory ended in the team kneeling to pray the Our Father. It's been good year for Christian quarterbacks after Tua Tagovailoa and Coach Saban's Alabama won the College championship. Saban's faith helped recruit the best quarterback in college football.
CARDINAL ERDO FROM HUNGARY COMES TO COLUMBIA, NEW YORK: A report on his talk on On Religion and Secular States. The majority of voters and certainly a judge applying a modern concept of evolving justice against prescriptive law can subvert fundamental truths necessary to govern for the Common Good. On the same subject Fr. Thomas White on the Metaphysics of Democracy.
II. ISLAM AND THE MIDDLE EAST
IN YEMEN HOUTHIS, SAUDIS, UAE SEPARATISTS: There is no Sunni coalition.
ISRAEL AND EGYPT: Alliance in the Sinai.
III. CULTURE OF LIFE, CULTURE OF PROTECTION
HIGH FIVE TO PROTECT LATE TERM ABORTION: What disgusts one? What is repulsive? What is an abomination? Who celebrates the feminist Aztecs and child sacrifice to careerism?
THE BEAUTY OF ORDER: A review of James Wilson book on the soul, truth, goodness and beauty.
SECULAR HUMANISM: No piety nor God by Joseph Sobran.
ON BEING A MAN BY FR. LARRY RICHARDS: "To act like a man means to act like Jesus because Jesus was the perfect man. So what does that mean? It means that we lay down our life for others. In the world, to be a man, you go into the Navy, the Air Force or the Marines. And many of them die, for their country and for others. That’s what a man does. And yet, too often, men who are Christian men don’t want to die. They come to Jesus for what Jesus can do for them. “He’ll bless me, He’ll protect me, He’ll take care of my family.” No, you come to Jesus to learn how to be crucified with Christ. So that you can now give your life for God and give your life for others. When you do that, of course, you’re going to find true life, eternal life, and you’re going to be life-giving.
"But isn’t it amazing, even when you go to the Eucharist, that for anything else to live, something else has to die? For you to eat dinner tonight, whether you have steak or chicken or something, something gave up its life so that you could live today. … Something dies to give life to others; it’s just the way life works. So when men learn that it isn’t about taking care of me, but about living my life for others—that is the deepest need in the Church today."
MEMORY, MEN, AND SEXUAL IDENTITY: A terrific talk to a Catholic men's conference in Arizona ("Into the Breach" Conference) by Archbishop Chaput.
THE INVERSION RITUAL: Is there a public sisterhood of work and duty equivalent to the masculine public identities of national citizenship and religious brotherhood? Here is Elizabeth Warren the great white hope of middle class feminism calling women together not to provide protection (the classic task of politics) but in adolescent protest wearing "Pussy hats." Who is vulgar? Who is out of touch with reality? Mature women bond in small groups as mothers sharing the very localized particular tasks of family protection. Neighborhoods are real female social networks. Mary visiting Elizabeth is true female bonding. Cities, Nations, and Religions are something quite beyond Sister Liz and the feminist fantasy. There are no Apostles, Founding Fathers, or Knights of the Roundtable in Female Bonding History. Let us reflect. In the brave new world of the sexual revolution, men couple in sexual intimacy and females form large "political" groups. Both notions are ahistorical and unnatural. But religious people who clearly see that homosexual bonds are unnatural are speechless in exposing the feminist fantasy of a public sisterhood for the common good. The feminist public is a coalition of individuals for the advancement of private careers and the protection of abortion as a medical right. It is as unnatural and sinister as gay marriage. Feminists have elevated an adult male using abusive language or striking an adult female as a greater act of domestic violence than an adult woman killing her own child. Bringing a sense of moral proportion to the outrage racket is a subject for Bishops and culture writers. Let's see some plain talk about the many facets of the sexual inversion ritual. A good forum for such analysis would be religious leaders speaking and preaching to large groups of Christian men.
JORDAN PETERSON ON LIFE, PURPOSE, ATTENTIVENESS: AOA on Jordan Peterson.
On Mass Killers: "Better to kill the innocent than guilty if you are trying to object to the structure of reality"
On Good and Evil: "To be touched by malevolence shatters one and we need a deeper sense of the world." "You need an imagination for evil." "If you can’t think like an evil one - you can't beat that evil one" "A harmless man is not a good man. The best man is a dangerous man who has his danger under control"
On Purpose, Motivation, and Addiction: "The purposeless rat is susceptible to addiction" "An incentive reward system is much more powerful at focusing attention quelling anxiety" "Religion lays out worthwhile goals to build on. Set goals for life vs set goals for just job." "Larger goals allow lesser activities to take on more meaning" "Sit down and do a map of good future and bad future - judge the day's schedule in those terms."
On Leadership and Hierarchy: Leaders sustain position in hierarchy by grooming friendships.
On Attentiveness: "Specify your aim... lots of white in our eyes so we can look and know what we are looking at." “Set your face” this helps in mate selection.