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Political Lessons from Super Bowl 2017

Since politics is the big event this year, other national events (signs) like the Super Bowl will show us a trajectory.

I realize I’m introducing some new ideas here. I’ll offer an explanation. If you have any questions, please ask.

Sports writers indicated a political relationship between the Patriots (pro-Trump) and the Falcons (anti-Trump). The NFL players themselves held strong emotions on this. This forms a symbiotic relationship, each team representing a political movement. How the game played out can show us how these political movements will progress over the next 6 months to a year.

Photo: prettyfreakjesper, deviantart.com

Political Lessons from Super Bowl 51

We have a head start with vigorous protests and marches. The Trump government is forced to defense at the beginning: Trump issues executive orders, judges reject it. But the game’s 28/28 tie leading to overtime suggests this dynamic can get caught in a stalemate, which gives Trump an advantage. This could be a prolonged battle unless we add more strength, and bring in unexpected momentum late in the game. Protests are essential, but not enough on their own. A vigorous action is needed. Legal indictment may be necessary, focusing on how he has illegally ignored the Emoluments Clause.

The Falcon’s Offense Was Injured

Alex Mack, the Falcon’s All-Pro Center, played with a leg injury to his left fibula. He’s important to the team’s offensive power. His team Number 51 also matched the Super Bowl LI (51). An injury to our center No. 51 (Game 51) suggested the Falcons would experience difficulty in the game at some point – interrupted movement.

There is another center, the center and focal point of our resistance to Trump. An injury to the left fibula is an injury to the Left’s ability to mobilize, block and protect. We are advised to strengthen our offensive power by:

• Handling the ball well – activism as a spiritual practice, keep moving forward
• Pivoting – change directions swiftly to avoid threats, have multiple strategic plays
• Develop playing field awareness – observe small and big events politically
• Passing the ball – develop an intricate support network within Congress and grassroots organizations

We must carefully plan a resistance. If we are always reacting to Trump’s executive orders, we get caught in an endless feedback loop. We must employ long-term thinking, devise other strategic actions to supplement protests, and implement actions that are far-reaching. Otherwise, we may march with a limp in our step, and lose focus.

A Fan Offers Strategic Insight

A neighborhood armchair sports critic had this to say this morning:

The mistake the Falcon’s made is that they held onto the ball rather than going for a field goal. They had one of the best kickers in the league on their team. But, they didn’t trust him. ~ Armchair sports critic (name unknown)

To go for a field goal is to take a bigger action. It’s a long-distance action to further this cause. Let’s think about what the field goal is: Is it impeachment? Is it taking several legal actions at once?

And who is the Placekicker? Several people in Congress? Key Democrats and Republicans? Grassroots organizations?

However we answer these questions, let’s go for a field goal to protect democracy.

Trump Out of Office December 2017

Last Saturday, I had a political Christmas dream.

The dream was in full Christmas decor.

The theme: Trump was finally out of office. Kaput!

Vice President Pence stepped in his place.

Even with his alt-right stance, Pence will have an ability to listen, especially in a post-Trump recovery period.

In December 2017, the government will reset, and a gradual path towards healing and restoration begins.

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**The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes May 21, 2017. This event/sign marks a time when Trump’s presidential power will be challenged: the impeachment process begins. Read the signs here.

Photo: Matt B, Flickr, CC

Trump Hits Speed Bump Early Summer 2017

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus is scheduled to close on May 21, 2107. Trump is running a circus, and he is the circus ringmaster. There is a connection between this circus closing and Trump’s circus-like approach to the White House coming to a halt.

Sign: Announcement of the Closing of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus May 2017

This announcement was released on January 14, 2017, one week before the Presidential Inauguration. An event close to the inauguration date paints a picture of the unfolding drama of Trump’s Presidency, and details specifics of what to expect.

He will be issued a warning early summer that impedes his destructive impulse of mixing business and presidential concerns on a whim. Trump’s Presidency is fraught with legal problems, and legal injunctions will pave the way for an impeachment process.

Photo: Nicola Jones, Flickr, Creative Commons

Let’s look at how Trump’s personality resembles that of P.T. Barnum, the founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. In Thomas Bender’s article, No humbug: Striking similarities between Trump and P.T. Barnum, he shows how Trump is the P.T. Barnum of Politics. He is a clown, a natural showman more than a political leader.

Barnum and Trump are master showmen with big personalities, real estate developers, politicians, both skilled at making a deal. They are Master Illusionists, gifted at creating a false reality as a sales tactic.

Both achieved celebrity as masters of “humbug.” Humbug is not a word we hear often today. But “humbugging” was a way of life for Barnum — who thrived on exaggeration and misinformation. It typically fell short of lying, however. People by the thousands patronized his museum, delighting in being tricked. ~ Thomas Bender

These resemblances are another sign, a sign of affinity, telling us that Trump shares the same fate as the circus closing; his presidency will falter.

We can trust a clown to entertain us and make us laugh. To clown around is to not take things seriously, to be goofy. This is not the right demeanor for the role of president. We need our president to have a dignified air, steadiness, to be honest and forthright, with no disguises.

Clownish characteristics don’t belong in the role of the president. Trump is displaced, not on the right stage to display his talents.

He will sabotage his role as president by maintaining his business-as-usual mode.

Art: Matt Haney, The World-Herald

The Circus Closes May 21, 2017; Trump’s Presidential Power Is Challenged

Any measures Trump set up to prevent business with conflicting with his role as president will fall through. He sees every contact as a potential business deal — dollar signs in his eyes — and this will not change.

Our current president has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). A classical narcissist is marked by self-entitlement and aggrandizement. Trump displays the symptoms of a malignant narcissist who has a further entrenched personality capable of harming others. He follows his own agenda. Also, narcissists don’t keep promises, and they don’t change. They pretend to change. They maintain a facade at all costs.

The circus behavior is being shut down. Members of Congress are alarmed at how President Trump is conducting himself. He’s outlandish, arrogant, insensitive. I can hear both the Democratic and Republican Party issuing a loud warning: President Trump, you are using your official role for your own selfish purposes. He will face multiple violations of the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which bars him from receiving money and other benefits from foreign governments.

This is the speed bump, a warning in May 2017 that will slow him down. This lays the groundwork for impeachment by the following year.

Numerical Significance of Circus Closing and Trump’s Birthday: The Beginning of the End

Not only is the circus closing in May and he is a circus ringmaster, there are more endings represented in the following number sequences.

• Circus closes after 146 years
• Trump’s birthday is 6 14 1946
• See the 146 pattern reflected in his birthday

The numerical sequence looks like this 6 1 4 1 9 4 6

The 1-4-6 pattern is repeated twice: 6 1 4 1 4 6. This suggests a metaphoric death, possibly two sequential deaths: the ending of his role as president and the ending of some of his business ventures. The number eleven total (1 + 4 + 6 = 11) indicates sudden, unexpected events: shocking news.

In numerology, our birthday is our personal New Moon, and six months following is our personal Full Moon, an energetic peak.

December 14, 2017 is Trump’s personal Full Moon for the year.

Since his personal New Moon on June 14th is marked by finality, his personal Full Moon on December 14th indicates that an end is near.

He will face the final curtain December 2017: Removal from office.

The beginning of a presidential term usually marks a grand beginning. For President Trump, this is the beginning of the end.

President Trump: Lessons from the Petty Tyrant

“Petty tyrant” is a term popularized by Carlos Castaneda. A petty tyrant imposes his will on others, abuses his power, and pushes our triggers. He is pure ego demonstrating self-importance.

He is like any other petty tyrant of history. A slave to his own whims. A master of nothing but selfishness. He is the Society—a monster dripping in decadence, yet seeing none of his own hypocrisy. He views all this wealth, all this power, as his right. He is deluded. ~ Pierce Brown, Red Rising

By walking us into a web of illusion, he strips us of our illusions. He functions as a mirror to prompt our awareness. He unveils our shadow.

Trump’s outrageous behavior points to the following extreme imbalances in our government:

1. Government can no longer be its own reality show catering to the wealthy and its showmen. It’s not a stage to pedal self-serving interests, it’s for serving the people and the environment.

2. Corporate interests rank more important than the needs of people. The People are the first priority. Civil rights must be embraced and protected, including those of Mother Earth.

3. Propaganda – self-serving lies – is in danger of becoming the standard for communication. Our adherence to truth as a virtue must be reinstated.

The petty tyrant demands that we engage in fierce self-examination. He taunts us until we experience a perceptual shift. Authenticity, honesty, and directness all in service of others are the hallmarks of a real democracy.