Continuum Of Treason

Continuum is a mental realization, a mental tool, that we use as a means to realize natural and man made things we view in life. It is a really interesting intellectual way that we can visualize, in our minds, some opposite situations that are related. We are, in effect, placing a mental ruler of varying length between two opposite situations that we see, when those situations lend themselves to be measured together.

For a continuum to work there should be two opposite extremes but they are connected typically by degree. We typically “see” or realize the connection of the two extremes because they shout at us that they are opposite and connected in some way. But, there should be a factor of degree or how much of one side or the opposite side we are looking at and set a value on that point. The word I used is “degree” and that is vitally important to appreciate because it is a concept that will link the two opposite extremes. Typically there is more or less degree of something. There are an incredible number of continuum’s.

Let me offer some simple continuum examples followed by how each can be measured:

  • Light to Dark (Light meter)
  • Happiness to Sadness (Expressions on a person’s face)
  • Dry to Wet (Rain gauge)
  • Still air to Hurricane (Anemometer)
  • Short to Tall (Ruler)

The word “to”, in the above examples means that there can be a transition or movement from one extreme to the opposite extreme or one side to the opposite side. This transition can be short or long or any length. It is up to the person telling or writing where on the continuum scale we are concerned.

A really good continuum is one where the two opposite extremes are far apart because we are more likely to notice the differences. A really good example is the change of seasons. When this takes place in the northern hemisphere where the trees change color and plants go dormant the continuum process is very slow but unmistakable.

Some continuum’s lend themselves to be shown in graphic form.  When showing a continuum graphic, there are some common standards that some people use. Usually a line is used and the end points are labeled as to the minimum at one end and maximum at the other end. Typically the graphic continuum line is horizontal but for some measurements like height it is usually vertical. Let me show you a continuum line for treason (see below).

Accident        Collude        Coordinate         Conspire         Treason
X_______________________________________________X

In the Mueller Report there is a continuum that is revealed in the Introduction To Volume I. This continuum is explained as the degree that the Trump administration worked hand in hand with the Russians. At one end of the continuum is low criminal level called helping, which might be done by “accident”. Next serious might be helping Russia on purpose, called “collusion”, for some implied gain by one or both parties. The next, more serious degree is to “coordinate” with Russia. This third to last degree, coordinate, is considered illegal in the United States. The Mueller Report hones into two points on the continuum, collude and coordinate. For some reason collude is not illegal. Obviously coordinate is illegal because it implies BOTH parties are working together for a single purpose. But, I propose that coordinate might also mean that BOTH parties were working together but avoided detection.

Conspire, second to the last right side continuum point, is definitely a crime.  The Mueller Report failed to establish this activity took place by the Trump administration.

The last, far right, point on the continuum is treason and this is definitely illegal. It is a bit different in that it specifies that individuals actually work against the interests of the country.  The Mueller Report did not show examples of this continuum extreme by the Trump administration.

Let me state this again. In the Mueller continuum he talks about three out of the five main continuum measure points:  collude,  coordinate and conspire. The continuum begins with less formal and works toward more formal working together between Trump administration and Russia. Let’s read the definition of all five continuum points:

Accident: “an event that happens by chance or that is without apparent or deliberate cause”. Obviously we have no concern for individuals in the Trump administration helping Russia by accident.  This is the low end of the continuum, non criminal.

Collude: “cooperate in a secret or unlawful way in order to deceive or gain an advantage over others”.  This sure sounds like we are getting close to criminal activity.

Coordinate: “negotiate with others in order to work together effectively” implying, in this case, that the Trump administration was working with Russia toward some nefarious end.  But, “”coordination” does not have a settled definition in federal criminal law”.  The Mueller Report states that coordination requires an agreement – tacit or expressed – between the Trump Campaign and the Russian government on election interference.  The Mueller Report failed to support the view that the Trump administration came to this level on the continuum.  (The Mueller Report goes on to state “That requires more than the two parties taking actions that were informed by or responsive to the other’s actions”.  I think this is a mistake in the report because it states “more than the two parties”.  Coordination typically implies two or more parties.  Two is enough to make coordination!)

Conspire:  To make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act.  The Mueller team used this threshold on the continuum to trigger a response that the Trump administration broke the law which they did not reach.

Treason: the action of betraying one’s country, the United States.  There are no reports that the Trump administration approached this level on the continuum.

One definition of treason uses the word “betray’ which has further meaning of “expose one’s country to danger by treacherously by giving information to an enemy.” Think of the number of times Donald Trump had private consultations with the ruler of Russia and no one was allowed to record what took place.

Looking at the above continuum points, I find it impossible not to categorize “collude” as a crime. But, collusion, itself, is not a specific federal crime. The dictionary definition comes close to saying that the Trump administration did commit a crime. The Trump administration did collude with the enemy of the Untied States, Russia, as outlined in the Mueller Report. Russia wants a weak United States and Putin viewed Trump as acting toward that end. Donald Trump received help in getting elected and possibly received more secret benefits from Russia. That should be illegal and a punishment should be handed out to those who participated in those acts..

References: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/12/what-is-collusion-215366

Posted: May 14, 2019

 

President of The United States Has No Time To Buy His Wife A Birthday Gift.

This morning I check my cell phone news and spot this.

“Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump admitted on Fox News that he’s been too busy to get a birthday gift for his wife, first lady Melania Trump, who turned 48 years old Thursday.”

I guess that makes sense from a narcissist who is too busy tweeting self aggrandizing tweets.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/26/politics/melania-trump-birthday-present/index.html

December 30, 2018

Fox “News” Allege Treason

Attention Fox “News” lawyers:

Fox “News” may be approaching the violation of the United States Constitution Section 3 defining what constitutes treason against the United States. There are two separate triggers meaning that it only takes either one or the other to achieve this high crime.

Trigger #1 Levying war against the United States.
Trigger #2 Adhering to US enemies by giving them aid and comfort.

The word “Adhere” means “believe in and follow the practices of”. In this current case we now experience in the Untied States, it would be “believing in and follow practices of Russia. This means that Fox “News” should not believe, follow, promote the practices, and purpose of Russia to harm the United States!

Recently, Fox “News” has attacked Robert Mueller for his investigation of the alleged Russian interference of the 2016 Presidential Election process. In particular, the investigation is tasked to look into ties between President Trump’s campaign people with Russian officials and following their “orders”. A possible investigation result may find that some members of Trump’s election people working for the election process for becoming president may have worked for the Russians. It only takes one person to be found working for Russia to qualify for treason. A legal argument might be made that anyone working to protecting a person conducting treasonous activities might also share the same legal arguments that they too are fellow travelers and should be prosecuted for treason.

The owner of Fox “News”, Rubert Murdoch, has been reported being in close contact with President Trump. If President Trump is found to be guilty of treason, Rubert Murdoch might also be in jeopardy for allegedly protecting the alleged treasonous activity. If Fox News employees are also found out knowingly helping alleged treason activities, they might be prosecuted.

The above situation, one can argue, is in a gray area of freedom of the press. Fox “News” has the duty to report the news. But, freedom of the press implies the ABSENCE of interference from an overreacting state. Already, Fox “News” has stepped past this threshold by supporting President Trump and violating balance. This overstep seems to be suspicious.

President Trump Is Allegedly Mentally Ill.

There is a, soon to be released, book (estimated release date is October 3, 2017) about President Trump’s lack of fitness to be in office.

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Professionals Assess a President is a consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the United States.

The book is written by Bandy X. Lee (Author), Robert Jay Lifton (Contributor), Gail Sheehy (Contributor), William J. Doherty (Contributor), Noam Chomsky (Contributor), Judith Lewis Herman M.D. (Contributor), Philip Zimbardo Ph.D. (Contributor), Rosemary Sword (Contributor), Craig Malkin Ph.D. (Contributor), Tony Schwartz (Contributor), Lance Dodes M.D. (Contributor), John D. Gartner Ph.D. (Contributor), Michael J. Tansey Ph.D. (Contributor), David M. Reiss M.D. (Contributor), James A. Herb M.A. Esq. (Contributor), Leonard L. Glass M.D. M.P.H. (Contributor), Henry J. Friedman M.D. (Contributor), James Gilligan M.D. (Contributor), Diane Jhueck L.M.H.C. D.M.H.P. (Contributor), Howard H. Covitz Ph.D. A.B.P.P. (Contributor), Betty P. Teng M.F.A. L.M.S.W. (Contributor), Jennifer Contarino Panning Psy.D. (Contributor), Harper West M.A. L.L.P. (Contributor), Luba Kessler M.D. (Contributor), Steve Wruble M.D. (Contributor), Thomas Singer M.D. (Contributor), Elizabeth Mika M.A. L.C.P.C. (Contributor), Edwin B. Fisher Ph.D. (Contributor), Nanette Gartrell M.D. (Contributor), Dee Mosbacher M.D. Ph.D. (Contributor)

To hear a podcast that promotes both the books and the view that President Trump is allegedly mentally ill, can be found here:

Make sure you carefully listen to the end of this podcast because they bring up some possible, really bad, scenarios:

• A military take over by the generals that Trump has surrounded himself with, to stop Trump from getting to the nuclear codes and start a war.
• Trump might start a war to rally the nation behind him.

The illness, the president allegedly has, is sociopath.  Here are some traits for this affliction (Obtained from http://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html):

(1) They are habitual liars. They seem incapable of either knowing or telling the truth about anything.

(2) They are egotistical to the point of narcissism. They really believe they are set apart from the rest of humanity by some special grace.

(3) They scapegoat; they are incapable of either having the insight or willingness to accept responsibility for anything they do. Whatever the problem, it is always someone else’s fault.

(4) They are remorselessly vindictive when thwarted or exposed.

(5) Genuine religious, moral, or other values play no part in their lives. They have no empathy for others and are capable of violence. Under older psychological terminology, they fall into the category of psychopath or sociopath, but unlike the typical psychopath, their behavior is masked by a superficial social facade.

LA Times: The Problem with President Donald Trump.

Finally, the 4th estate exhibits it’s responsibility to the people of this nation and the world  to work for the greater good with this series of sharply critical but true articles about President Donald Trump.

A series of Times editorials:

This post was first placed on our news page, May 12, 2017.
Revised: April 7, 2018

“President” Trump and Republicans Secretly Hurt The Working Class: They Cut Education Spending.

Some of the rust belt states, controlled by Republican governors, have cut the money spent on junior colleges and universities.   The last presidential election really drove home that the rust belt states are struggling.  A lot of people are out of work across the United States.  The prior job base occupations have disappeared for blue collar workers.  The new reality is people may need to be retrained.  The businesses that once populated the rust belt are gone.  More technical skilled workers are required as our economy moves away from a blue collar work force and toward technical skilled jobs.  Current workers in the rust belt may need to be retrained.  To place reeducation out of the economic reach of these workers is simply awful.

 

http://www.cbpp.org/research/state-budget-and-tax/years-of-cuts-threaten-to-put-college-out-of-reach-for-more-students