TIME Magazine …. “Person of the Year 2016 …. How Can This Be? …. Dig Deeper, Look Beyond the Obvious …. “!!


~~December 10, 2016~~ 


(Subversive Work of Political Art)

I must confess that, at minimum, this distressed me. I’d seen the others candidates who were under consideration. Like the election results, I, again, never thought this would be the pick.

The short words, included below, about “The Choice” is the short version.

The mailmanbrings this magazine to my house.

I won’t renew the subscription.

However, I found an article which explains a major meaning behind the details of the picture itself.

These observations helped me breathe better.

It’s not what I thought.

It’s even better.

I know, there’s a lot of reading but, if the choice boggled your mind, it’s worth the read.

I strongly believe that the selected choice has no idea that he could have been played except for Trump being upset Time named him ‘Person of the Year‘ instead of ‘Man of the Year‘.

If interested, please read the complete post.

Thank you!




By Nancy Gibbs

This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year.

So which is it this year: Better or worse?

The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer.

It’s hard to measure the scale of his disruption. This real estate baron and casino owner turned reality-TV star and provocateur – never a day spent in public office, never a debt owed to any interest besides his own – now surveys the smoking ruin of a vast political edifice that once housed parties, pundits, donors, pollsters, all those who did not see him coming or take him seriously.

Out of this reckoning, Trump is poised to preside, for better or worse.

For reminding America that demagoguery feeds on despair and that truth is only as powerful as the trust in those who speak it, for empowering a hidden electorate by mainstreaming its furies and live-streaming its fears, and for framing tomorrow’s political culture by demolishing yesterday’s, Donald Trump is TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year.

These are only excerpts.

There’s more to it.

I encourage you to read TIME’s complete article.



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Person of the Year 2016: The Choice



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~Donald Trump: Person Of The Year 2016~


~Published on Dec 7, 2016~

The 2016 Person of the Year is Donald Trump, the President-elect of the divided states of America.

Person of the Year is one of the best-known and most-followed franchises in journalism. TIME selects the person who for good or ill has done the most to influence the events of the year.


~Why Time’s Trump Cover Is a Subversive Work of Political Art~

By: Jake Romm

December 8, 2016Time Magazine’s annual “Person of the Year” announcement is, year after year, grossly misunderstood.

Time Magazine is clear on its sole criterion – “the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year” – yet, do a simple search on Twitter and you will find countless people who seem to think that the “Person of the Year” selection is tantamount to an endorsement.

Previous winners have included Joseph Stalin (1939, 1942), Ayatollah Khomeini (1979), Adolf Hitler (1938), and other figures who I think it is safe to assume the Time staff does not endorse.

Photo was shot by Jewish photographer Nadav Kander.

For clues as to how Time feels about that question — is it “for better or worse?” — we can look to the image chosen for the cover of the issue. The decisions that Time made regarding how to photograph Trump reveal a layered, nuanced field of references that place the image among, in this viewer’s opinion, the magazine’s greatest covers.

In order to deconstruct the image, let’s focus on three key elements (leaving aside the placement of the ‘M’ in ‘Time’ that makes it look like Trump has red horns): the color, the pose, and the chair.



Notice how the colors appear slightly washed out, slightly muted, soft. The palette creates what we might call a vintage effect. The image’s sharpness and detail reveal the contemporaneity of the picture, but the color suggests an older type of film, namely, Kodachrome. Kodachrome, the recently discontinued film produced by Kodak, was designed to create accurate color reproduction in the early 1900’s.

This visual-temporal shift in a sense mirrors a lot of the drives that fueled Trump’s rise.

Trump ran a campaign based on regressive policies and attitudes – anti-environmental protection, anti-abortion, pro-coal, etc. This election was not just about regressive policy choices, but also about traditional values (defined primarily by the Christian right), about nostalgia for American greatness and security, about nostalgia for a pre-globalized world.


Trump’s pose can be read as a subversive play on a traditional power-portrait pose.

Trump’s turn towards the camera renders the tone conspiratorial rather than judgmental. There are two images at play here – the imagined power-image taken from the front, and the actual image, in which Trump seems to offer the viewer a conniving wink, as if to say, look at how we hoodwinked those suckers in the front (both Trump and the viewer are looking down on those in front).

By subverting the typical power dynamic, Time, in a sense, implicates the viewer in Trump’s election, in his being on the cover in the first place.

By choosing not to shoot Trump head on, the Time cover almost offers us a “behind the scenes” glimpse of the man who has spent so much of his time in front of the camera – heightening the conspiratorial tone and complicity of the viewer. The highly posed and processed nature of the photograph offers yet another level of irony.

Finally, we must note the ominous shadow lurking on the backdrop.

It’s a small, but important and clever detail.

Just as this image provides us with two theoretical points of view, it also provides us with two Trumps – Trump the president-elect, and the specter of Trump the president, haunting in the wings, waiting to take form.



The masterstroke, the single detail that completes the entire image, is the chair.

Trump is seated in what looks to be a vintage “Louis XV” chair (so named because it was designed in France under the reign of King Louis XV in the mid 18th century).

It’s a gaudy symbol of wealth and status, but if you look at the top right corner, you can see a rip in the upholstery, signifying Trump’s own cracked image. Behind the bluster, behind the glowing displays of wealth, behind the glittering promises, we have the debt, the tastelessness, the demagoguery, the racism, the lack of government experience or knowledge (all of which we unfortunately know too well already).

Once we notice the rip, the splotches on the wood come into focus, the cracks in Trump’s makeup, the thinness of his hair, the stain on the bottom left corner of the seat – the entire illusion of grandeur begins to collapse.

The cover is less an image of a man in power than the freeze frame of a leader, and his country, in a state of decay. The ghostly shadow works overtime here – suggesting a splendor that has already passed, if it ever existed at all.

Taken together, these elements add up to a profound portrayal of anxiety for the coming years. We have the implicit placement of Trump in the mid 1900’s. We have a suggestion of the scheming, sordid underside of power.

We have the crumbling facade of wealth, which, like “The Picture of Dorian Gray” suggests more than just a physical deterioration.


As a photograph, it’s a rare achievement.

As a cover, it’s a statement.


These are only excerpts.

There’s more to it.

Again, I encourage you to read TIME’s complete article.



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Thoughts for today, #438 …. “First they came …. new version …. for the current reality …. “!!


~~November 29, 2016~~ 


Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for his quotation.

Many are aware of the of the time period he wrote about.

Many versions have been adapted since.

Here we have the one that applies for the current reality in this country.





Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

The quotation stems from Niemöller’s lectures during the early postwar period.

Different versions of the quotation exist. These can be attributed to the fact that Niemöller spoke extemporaneously and in a number of settings.

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At the end of the day …. “Netanyahu: Palestinian leader gave Hitler idea for Holocaust”!!


~~October 21, 2015~~


If anyone has any doubts about this man’s feelings, they should be clear now.

This is the man who is responsible for the continued oppression and carnage occurring in Palestine.

All under the guise of the right of the Israel state to exist at the expense of the Palestinian people.

How stupid does he think we are?

How stupid and biased  does he sound? “Bibi” is giving himself away.

This shows the degree of hatred he possesses for Israel’s neighboring country … what is left of it.

I never thought this day would come!



Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provoked controversy Wednesday, October 21, 2015, hours before a visit to Germany, by saying the former Muslim elder in Jerusalem convinced Adolf Hitler to exterminate the Jews.

In a speech to the Zionist Congress late Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Netanyahu referred to a series of attacks by Muslims against Jews in Palestine during the 1920’s that he said were instigated by the then-mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini.

Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem shown in his Berlin home in Germany in March, 1942. (AP Photo)

Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem shown in his Berlin home in Germany in March, 1942. (AP Photo)

Husseini famously flew to visit Hitler in Berlin in 1941, and Netanyahu said that meeting was instrumental in the Nazi leader’s decision to launch a campaign to annihilate the Jews.

“Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews,” Netanyahu said in the speech. “And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come here.’

“‘So what should I do with them?’” Netanyahu said Hitler asked the mufti, who responded: “‘Burn them.’”



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Palestinian officials said Netanyahu appeared to be absolving Hitler of the murder of 6 million Jews in order to lay the blame on Muslims. Twitter was awash with criticism.

“It is a sad day in history when the leader of the Israeli government hates his neighbor so much that he is willing to absolve the most notorious war criminal in history, Adolf Hitler, of the murder of 6 million Jews,” said Saeb Erekat, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s secretary general.


“Mr. Netanyahu should stop using this human tragedy to score points for his political end,” said Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator with the Israelis.

Even Netanyahu’s defense minister, close ally Moshe Yaalon, said the prime minister had got it wrong.

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~Benjamin Netanyahu Says The Holocaust Wasn’t Hitler’s Idea~

~Published on Oct 21, 2015~

Is Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rewriting history to blame a Palestinian for the Holocaust?





Germany Shuts Down Netanyahu’s Stupidity: Hitler, Not Palestine, Responsible For Holocaust


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Something to think about …. “There was once a politician ….. “!!


~~August 27, 2015~~


There was once a politician ….

He promised to make a nation great again.

He was vague but said what they wanted to hear.

He would fight, no country would push him around.

He blamed foreigners and minorities. He scapegoated them.

He whipped people into a national frenzy!

… his name was Adolf Hitler.





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From a dear and beloved member of humanity.

Bear in mind, this is only a personal opinion.

 How do you deport 11 million people?

I mean how do you bring such an insidious plan to fruition?. I imagine it takes some organizing .. a plan.

I foresee the only “effective” mechanism is rooted in history.
Trump will prepare enough cattle car trains to transport 11 million.

While he rounds up the 11 million, he will need a place to intern them; not enough prisons. Yes, I see camps as his only option. Otherwise how else will he ensure the deportation?

Before that he will need a special police force to drag them out of their homes to transport to central camps.

In summary, he needs

1) special cops

2) trains

3) camps

Sounds familiar?

The only difference is the cops will have DT on their shirt lapels instead of SS and the train cars will all be embossed with 24 caract gold lettering reading “TRUMP“.

Any doubt he has a Nazi mindset?

Wasn’t that vile man whose name began with an H a megalomaniac too?


We ALL are ONE!!