Conservatives and exp45 – Oct, 2023

Prompted by a question on Quora : Are all conservatives followers of trump?

I do not believe that anyone, least of all the so-called conservatives even know who they are any more. Those that have taken refuge in the Alternate Reality created by exP45 have lost all sense of who they are and who they want to be.

This Alternate Reality promises them that their innermost fears and desires will be resolved by a con-man who has appealed to their confusion, hate and selfishness to get them into the Alternate Reality. So successful has this con-man been that he still collects many millions of dollars from these people.

What they do not realize, yet, is that this Alternate Reality is an extension of The Apprentice. The difference between these two shows is that the participants in The Apprentice did understand that they were part of a fantasy. A TV show. And when the show ended they could move away from the TV and get on with their lives.

Bad News! When The Alternate Reality of exP45 is over (and may it be sooner rather than later) they are going to find that they are in a very terrible and frightening place. This was not what they expected at all. That place will be similar to the current situations that exist for the people of Russia and Israel. Do not scoff and stop reading! Have a serious think about the what it must be like to be a citizen of either of those countries!!

If you have any sympathy for exP45 or the slightest belief that he may, just may, be a good President of the USA read my brief synopsis of who trump really is here. The post was written in October, 2021.

exP45 has created his Alternate Reality based on the methods used by Putin, Netanyahu and Hitler. What is MAGA? Make America Great Again! Which in exP45s Alternate Reality is actually his recreation of The Third Reich. exP45 wishes to become the First dictator of the USA and use Americas Military Might to take over the rest of the world while he channels the American Treasury into his many personal bank accounts to make him richer than Elon Musk. Because he believes that he is the greatest genius on the planet he believes that once he has control of the USA, as dictator, his military genius will enable him to conquer all. All includes China, Russia and North Korea whom he will treat as pals until they do not agree to become part of HIS Alternative Reality. Absolute power corrupts ABSOLUTELY.

Fortunately the American DOJ is managing to strip away the shell of exP45s Alternate Reality and expose some of his genius con-man antics. Hopefully exP45s only legacy will be the greatest con-man on the planet. And hopefully the whole planet will wake up to the fact that exP45 must remain as the greatest con-man ever to exist. A valid claim when you accept that he conned sufficient Americans into electing him as President of the USA. Fortunately the American system of Democracy had (just) sufficient checks and balances to contain exP45 and prevent him becoming a dictator during his first (and only!!!)  4 years in the White House.

Not only most of the conservatives are supporting exP45, it is many American Citizens who are have the sad and self-destructive view that the Alternate Reality offered by exP45 will make them richer (GREED) and more elitist (GREED AGAIN).  I am afraid that YOU HAVE BEEN CONNED. You will ALL be considered as peasants in exP45s world if he achieves his ambitions. Rudy Giuliani is the perfect example of a truly committed exP45s follower!! And consider what has become of him since he has realized that The exP45 Alternate Reality is NOT the place to be.

All is not lost. There is hope. Step back and change the course of your life. Enjoy the power and beauty which a true American Democracy can provide. Give up on GREED. Give up the hatred generated by exP45s racist propaganda and regain personal happiness and dignity by resisting the worship of false idols (exP45 in this case) and follow The rCode which is  RRR as suggested in the ongoing project at Respect before Responsibility before Rights .

Keep safe, ianm



A revised perspective of trump

Another Perspective of trump.

This is a work-in-progress. As from 10 Sept, 2022. It is written as my humble  tribute to Her Majesty the Queen – Elizabeth II. We should all hope that the ascention to the throne of King Charles III can be set down in history as the date when everyone with any intelligence, whether people or governments or dictators will address the major problems facing mankind at this time.

is to address how we are going to address AND mitigate the havoc and destruction to both the people and the very structure of our planet as a result of the natural catastrophes caused by the elements as they try to re-establish the physical BALANCE required to maintain life on this planet. Usually referred to, casually, as Climate Change. The basic problem here is NO HABITABLE PLANET = NO PEOPLE.

Unfortunately the world needs a stable country controlled by a stable government running the USA. Whether we like it or not they are the only country that can maintain some level of peace and stability on the planet. At this time trump is working very hard to destabilise that country to the extent that he is able to regain the White House and another four years to establish the trump regime in America along the lines as the Putin regime in Russia. (Both use the same methods of mob-rule, discussed below, to establish their autocracies.) Thus ..

Where does trump get the power to do all of the terrible things that he is doing? How does he manage to mis-inform so many people and get them to continue funding his endeavours? And why is it that there are still so many people who are informed and understand how he is trying to destroy America and yet still support and/or defend him?

A laager is : The Globe and Mail, Opinion, Andrew Coyne, Wednesday, January 5, 2022, page A11. “…that the grievances of the Republican base – against foreigners, against immigrants, against racial minorities, against Democrats and against the liberal cultural elites they view as being in cahoots with all of them – have hardened into a kind of laagerism (sic); a sense that they are a beleaguered minority whose very existence is in peril, and that as such all tactics are justified in the name of self-defence….

1.- The first weapon in the TRUMP laager is his legal team.

Aug 18, 23 — This weapon is falling apart at this time as most of the Lawyers who have abandoned their oath in support of the Trump Cult are being charged with the crime of controversey themselves. The Fulton County has taken a number of years and extremely hard work to put together these long overdue indictments against the Trump Cult and their unhinged Alternate Reality. It has become very difficult for exP45 to find and half-honest lawyers who will try to dig him out of his legal challenges across America.

2.- The second weapon in the trump laager is his narcissim.

Yes this IS a weapon because he has this impenetrable belief that exP45 is the greatest, cleverest, most beautiful individual to ever walk this planet. In one regard he is correct. And that is that he is nearly the greatest con-man to ever exist. I say nearly because the other con-man who have been greater that trump have succeeded in taking over their countries as dictators such as Hitler and Putin. In this endeavor exP45 has failed thanks to the heroes of American democracy such as General Milley, Liz Cheney and Mike Pence.

3.- The third weapon in the trump laager is his amoral ego.

See 2. above. I list his amoral ego separately because this is another suit of armour which exP45 hides behind in his childish deflection of any and all wrongdoing while he has his tantrums when not getting his own way.

4.- The fourth weapon in the trump laager is that he is a bully.

Bullies have a rather frightening ability (charisma?) to attract sympathizers (followers?) who are prepared to do their dirty work for them. I am afraid that I have not yet researched this character flaw in these followers sufficiently to comment on it. It is a flaw (character short coming?) because I personally believe that the vast majority of people have good in their characters. However there seems to be so many Americans that abuse their Freedom of Speech at the cost of ignoring their basic responsibility to self, family and society that I have become confused (and worried?)

5.- Fifthly trump has trained himself to be the most significant con-man in history.

I do believe that this will be trumps sole remaining legacy. The greatest con-man in America. Who else has managed to con the American people into electing him as their President?

Finally trump is a real threat to the Republican Party but they do not seem to want to either realize or acknowledge THIS FACT !!

If only we could apply RESPECT then Responsibility then Rights more quickly and effectively.

Thank you for reading my opinions and convictions,

Keep safe.

Putin and trump

A recent question on Quora about trump starts off with:

If trump is convicted …..

being another question on Quora which is actually just another promotion tweet for trump and not a question at all. However here is my answer. I believe it places the correct and factual emphasis on issues which are in the process of destroying democracy (and sanity?) in our world.

Not only if is convicted !!
He is already the worst traitor that America has ever had – convicted or not. He and Putin are soul mates because they behave in exactly the same manner (total self interest) and to hell with the rest of the world if it does not agree with me.
The most fortunate part of it all is that trump was not able to use the American military to further his objectives because because of American sane Generals like MJilley ( who should get the highest medal of honour available in the USA for saving the country from trumps utter madness).
That is the HUGE advantage of a democracy over a dictatorship. Putin is playing out his selfish objectives ie I am the greatest !! And I do not care who dies in the process of my proving that belief. Even if it is the rest of the world. Putin unfortunately has gained total control over the Russian people and keeps them totally misinformed about his real objectives and/or activities. Using the standard Nazi propaganda rule : Acuse your enemies of the crimes which you are committing !! It makes it all horribly confusing.
Maybe. Just maybe. Hopefully !!! Many of trumps supporters both in and out of the GOP will realise that trump is an totally incompetent version of Putin and that the horrers that Putin is commiting at this time (note on the people that Putin insists are his own people !!) is exactly what trump was hoping to do in his efforts to get back into the White House.
When are the trumpists going to wake up??



The 2021 – Formula1 – Abu Dhabi

Rights are Given

F1 (Formula1) have just had the most amazingly entertaining season for many years. Maybe the most amazing season in their history. ( I have watched Formula1 since 1961.) And it was finalized in the last lap (58) of the last race in a season of 22 races consisting of 1239 laps. The last race started with Lewis Hamilton (2021 Champion) and Max Verstappen both on EQUAL POINTS (369.5)  for the Championship of 2022.

The final race finished with only one lap to run after a safety car session which started on lap 55. The start of this final lap is the subject of a huge amount of discussion and could finish up in a court of law if Mercedes choose to go that way because the race was won on this last lap by Max Verstappen. (Ed: 23/12/21 Mercedes have decided not to persue this option but IMHO their lack of sportsmanship had already been displayed.) His first Championship win for Red Bull Racing.

The ongoing discussions and arguments about this final-lap are based on the interpretation of the F1 rules and regulations and who-did-what-to-whom and when. All of this is an excellent example of the need for the moral code as defined by RESPECT then Responsibility then Rights (This website). This code is established on the KISS principle and explains the consequences of  polarization and complexity ( with particular emphasis on racism and TheLaw respectively)  and which now needs to be applied to the SPORT of Formula1.

If we apply the KISS principle these are the factors that allow F1 to exists:

1) DRIVER : F1 was accepted by the FIA as a sport which establishes a DRIVER (of the year)  who is Champion of the World.

2) CARS: F1 also establishes a Constructors Champion of the World for the Organization who builds the CAR for the DRIVER to win these Championships. These Organizations invest the money, either because they are true-believers in the SPORT (Williams) or for the huge advertising benefit on the world stage.

3) SAFETY: So as to ensure the SAFETY of the DRIVER there are a number of Rules and Regulations (Laws) that have been put in place. These Laws apply to organisers of the events, the constructors of the venues and the Constructors of the Cars. (No Drivers = No F1).

4) LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: To ensure this aspect of the sport many more Rules and Regulations (Laws) have needed to be put in place to ensure that the Championship should not be able to be bought by excessive investment and that more organisations are able to fund the CARS for a team. No Cars would simply mean No F1. And it is the teams like Red Bull, McLaren, Williams and Haas that MAKE F1 A SPORT. F1 is not solely a commercial enterprise which needs to be operated under a set of lawyer manipulated laws.

5) TEAMS: An F1 Team comprises the organization funding the Team, the engineers, the two CARS AND the two DRIVERS. The Team consists of a huge number of people who design, build, maintain, support and manage the CARS and the DRIVERS. The Team should not need to include lawyers.

6) REFEREE: As in every SPORT there has to be a REFEREE and his team who can guide the Teams, the organisations involved and any complex race events (eg  accidents) to ensure 3) and 4) above. The scutineering people are part of the referees team.

That is it. There should be no further complexity entering this SPORT. By complexity I mean that there should never, ever be any attempt to re-interpret the Rules and Regulations or to find fault with the REFEREE. A sport is not a democratic body or a business. The business aspects of the sport is confined to the value of advertising in return for sponsoring an F1 Team. The satisfaction of winning and achievement is provided by the fact that F1 is a SPORT.

The REFEREE is the ultimate decision maker. The REFEREE will make all his decisions based on 3.) and 4.) and if any team or any member of a team disagrees with a REFEREE’s decision, because it does not seem to agree with 3.) and/or 4.),  then they may (should?) advise the REFEREE AND the Governing Body (FIA) of such in writing. Any such advice will be taken into consideration by the Governing Body in discussion with the REFEREE and will be used to make adjustments to the Rules and Regulations if appropriate.

How does this apply to the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

The way that Mercedes have criticised the Stewards and Massi should result in a severe reprimand. IMHO the same as the FAI did to McLaren for causing disrepute to the FAI – was $100 million? And in the case of those supporters who are raving about the Stewards decisions at Abu Dabhi I would refer you to the Stewards decisions mad at Silverstone. If the Stewards were wrong at Abu Dabhi and-changes-need-to-be-made (or even considered) for Abu Dabhi then the same applies to Silverstone. So take away Max’s win in Abu Dabhi and he comes second. Take away 25 points from Lewis because he should have been black flagged and Max is still Champion of the World 2022. You cannot have it both ways !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A very solid example of Referee decisions being accepted as they are intended to be in SPORT.

Mercedes are approaching the situation as a busines backed up by as many lawyers as they think they may need to-win-their-case. Because they had an unfavourable opinion from the REFEREE. What did they loose? The DRIVERS championship. NOTE:  They retained the Constructors Championship. BUT Lewis was overpowered by the driving of Max in that final lap (In the same way that Lewis won more than a few previous races that season – new tyres on the final laps!) as a satisfactory conclusion to the 2021 season.

a) Lewis had a far superior car in the Mercedes as he clearly demonstrated by being 13+ seconds ahead by lap 55. And I am sure that he was not stretching the Mercedes in the slightest at that time. He still had power left for emergencies. But not enough.

b) Lewis won a number of the races during this season by being able to pit near the end of the race, fit new tyres and then take over the lead.

c) Lewis gained 25 points in the championship by being able to rebuild his car during the Safety car period as a result of him taking out Max at Silverstone. Whether it was intentional or not is actually immaterial. He should have known better than to attempt a pass under those conditions! (as in fact the stewards noted by giving him a penaly – 5 or 10 seconds I believe it was?)

Ed Note: 19/12 Just read an article by Tremayne on the F1 website where Tremayne is a) suggesting that Hamilton should be sainted for his wonderful sporting attitude etc etc and b) that Hamilton was merely laying down a marker that caused the Silverstone crash with Verstappen. IMHO Hamilton should have been black flagged for creating that accident.  Hamilton knew (NOTE: being the best driver in the world!) that;  a) that was a very dangerous section of the Silverstone track and b) his specific-driving-action would take Verstappen off the track. (NOTE: In the same way that Hamilton took out Alex Albon when Albon was headed for a podium finish which would have placed a dent in Mercedes points scoring for the Constructors Championship. Not once but TWICE for which he got token 10 sec penalties or similar.).  The stewards did find Hamilton at fault in Silverstone to the extent that they penalised him 10 points I think it was. In addition to all of this the Silverstone result clearly demonstrated that Mercedes were more concerned with the win for the Constructors Championship than any concerns for the SPORTING ASPECTS of the Silverstone race by their unseemly (in fact rude!!) partying after the race while Verstappen was in hospital. Once again the advertising benefits (for Mercedes) from the crash far exceeded any sporting considerations.

d) Red Bull had the courage to take a sporting chance on a fresh set of tyres in case Max could gain a tyre advantage on Lewis (note paragraph b.) above).  IMHO this fresh set of tyres gave Max a car which was equal to the Mercesdes in a single lap performance. EQUAL peformance. Not a performance advantage. So when Max did manage to pass Lewis it was on the basis of superior (or more agressive?) driving with the cars on an-equal-playing-field basis. Lewis did not manage to overtake Max on the straight. Max had given him every opportunity to do so by passing him relatively early in the lap. Finally look at the Timing Chart for that last lap:

Take note that Max was nearly 3 secs faster than Lewis on that last lap.  And the final sector of that lap was the fastest for the race. In the section where the Mercedes had an advantage over the Red Bull on top speed. Max drove a section that was similar to his pole winning performance and beat Lewis for the World Championship.

e) I believe Michael Massi deserves a medal for being able to manage that restart on lap 58 the way that he did. Both Massi and Verstappen were very lucky that the lapped cars were able to scuttle past the Safety Car before the Safety Car had to pit. This was a vivid example of some-you-win-some-you-loose which is always a major factor in the sporting world.

f) Michaels decisions were a perfect example of applying the Rules and Regulations according to intent,  that is taking into regard  3.) and 4.) . Michael did state that he made the decisions for the sport. This is the intent of the Law and not the convoluted letter of the Law overlaid by legal jargon and semantics which provide sufficient complexity to be able to twist any decision. A highly skilled (read VERY EXPENSIVE) lawyer is able to renegotiate any situation. After the restart the situation was as 4.) as any human being could possible have made it. The gladiators still had the final battle. And Max won. NB There is NO-ONE that is saying the best man won. This is merely the start of the changing of the guard. Lewis is still on top with 7 Championships to his name but Max was supreme that day. So that topping of Michael Schmachers records by Lewis having 8 wins will have to be earned and not just gained at a later date. Mercedes have won the Constructors Championship for the 8th time IN A ROW. Do they really have to show that they are bad sportsman by trying to bully the FIA into saying that Michael Massi made a mistake when the decisions he made were IN THE INTERESTS OF THE SPORT and not in the interests of the Lewis ego and advertising machine.

What does all this have to do with The rCode – RESPECT then Responsibility then Rights?

The confusion and vitriol (which is EXTREMELY unsportsmanlike!) is the result of two main factors. The brandishing of the Laws to protect their RIGHTS, whether right or wrong, shows that Mercedes do not understand that RIGHTS are GIVEN and cannot be TAKEN. They are trying to claim (TAKE) their rights by means of an FIA Rule that was put in place to serve a completely different purpose than the RIGHT they are trying to claim. In addition all their bluster and carrying on demonstrates GREED. I would have thought that the sport of F1 has given them all they deserved to date. Why the performance about Abu Dhabi?  Especially as they will achieve nothing at all even if they “win” their case.  Have a listen to Get over it! (by the Eagles.)

Ian Mitchell and Jude