Swamp Talk In Montana A Dumb Distraction From The Real Threat

by William Skink

Republicans don’t have total control of state government in Montana because they don’t have total control over their own party or, I would argue, their own brains. Instead we have the Solutions Caucus and the Hardliners already getting ready to rumble with each other.

To show you what I am talking about, here is one Montana Republican referring to members of his own party as swamp creatures after committee chair assignments were handed out (my emphasis):

At least some hardliners felt betrayed by those placements, arguing that Solutions Caucus members are “Republicans in Name Only” who aren’t sufficiently loyal to party ideology and will stymie Gianforte’s efforts to advance conservative priorities.

“You have a governor who wants to clean up the swamp, and you put the swamp creatures in charge of appropriations and state administration,” said Ed Butcher, a former lawmaker from Winnifred who is active in hard-right circles.

Ed Butcher must be a member of the Regurgitation Caucus to mindlessly reference The Donald’s WWE slogan from his reality show AMERICA’s NEXT TOP PRESIDENT about DRAINING THE SWAMP.

This was always a stupid metaphor applied erroneously to just one party in Washington DC when BOTH parties love doggy-paddling through swamp water. But instead of facing up to this reality, we have hardliners like Butcher claiming our Montana Swamp Drainer is going to be stymied by RINOs in their own party.

Maybe Butcher nibbled too many Qanon breadcrumbs and truly believes Trump wears a white hat and is secretly battling Democratic pedophiles. I hate to break it to Butcher, but that proclivity is based on power, not political affiliation, and Republicans are JUST AS GUILTY of keeping their kiddie-diddling swamp creatures, like Dennis Hastert, from experiencing the true consequences of being held accountable for their crimes.

If you doubt that claim, just Google Franklin Credit Union Scandal.

It’s been astounding to watch the Q psyop keep Trump’s diehard base loyally fixated on fantasy instead of facts, like William Barr being a fixer for the establishment. In fact, if you follow Barr’s life path back far enough, you will see how his Daddy, Donald Barr, was the guy who got Jeffry Epstein hired at the prestigious Dalton school.

While my political criticism has been focused mostly on Democrats over the years, I’m not going to have a lot of patience for Republican LARPers bringing bullshit Trump slogans to our state’s political discourse.

I’m also not going to ignore how Gianforte sold his tech company to Oracle, and how Oracle looks like it will be a player in the coming Human Capital Markets. From Wikipedia (my emphasis).

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company was formerly headquartered in Redwood Shores, California until December 2020 when it moved its headquarters to Texas.[5] The company sells database software and technology, cloud engineered systems, and enterprise software products—particularly its own brands of database management systems. In 2019, Oracle was the second-largest software company by revenue and market capitalization.[6] The company also develops and builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, Human Capital Management (HCM) software, customer relationship management (CRM) software, and supply chain management (SCM) software.

The two-party political charade in this state and across the country is a distraction from the real effort to impose a technocratic control grid on mankind. This effort is much more insidious and difficult to identify because it implicates seemingly helpful technological innovations, along with both parties and the private sector.

I don’t care it it’s Gianforte selling out his company to Oracle, or Missoula’s Tom Sturgis selling out his company to Cognizant, the result is more money and power for Big Tech, and a step closer to the prison planet these Transhumanists at the top have planned for us, their human cattle.

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8 Responses to Swamp Talk In Montana A Dumb Distraction From The Real Threat

  1. Eric says:

    You will be amazed in Montana how the recovery goes after the new Governor gets the Democrats cleaned out of State government.

    • JC says:

      Would you like a side of monarchy with your prognostication?

      Just remember that with total control comes total accountability. Any and everything that goes wrong in the state for the next 4 years you’ll own. All those excess deaths when Medicaid gets restructured or dropped? That’s on you guys. All those people with mental health issues who end up in jail, dead or Warm Springs because local services got cut? That’s on you guys.

      Get real Eric. While our two party politics are bad enough, at least there is some compromise to address the needs of all Montanans. With complete republican control, half the state will benefit at the other half’s loss. Good way to breed ill will.

      Politics once used to be the realm to debate and compromise on policy. Reversion to a politics of demonization, polarization and domination will cause much blowback down the road. Are you ready for it?

  2. Eric says:

    Could they be any worse than the Schweitzer Regime?

    • JC says:

      Schweitzer never had a majority in both chambers, so the comparison is meaningless. He didn’t get to ram his legislative agenda down republican throats without any compromise.

      • Eric says:

        Yes he did – he traded an unadvertised State job to a legislator to change parties.

        But that’s not crooked as long as he has a D behind his name, right ?

        Give Gov Gianforte a chance!

        • JC says:

          Ever since Gianforte plowed under the house I rented and lived on south of Bozeman to create an interchange, and asphalted much of the accompanying 135 acres of pasturage for his parking lots at RightNow, I’ll never forgive him. Just another out of state carpetbagger taking advantage of Montana to destroy our way of life and plunder the land for his own riches.

  3. Eric says:

    Hang on JC – I never thought you were the jealous type.

    If I can afford it, shouldn’t I be able to buy and develop a piece of property?

    • JC says:

      Not jealous. Just pissed that wealthy out-of-staters can come and ruin a good slice of Montana life. How many ranches of old-school Montanans do we need to lose to gentrifiers and industrialists and technocrats before we realize that we’re nothing but a banana republic here to the rich?

      No Eric, I see the demise in what it means to be a Montanan when people like Greg Gianforte come buy up large pieces of land devoted to traditional uses and convert it to nothing more than an industrial park reminiscent of Silicon Valley and everything wrong with the technocracy.

      It’s the epitome of Californication and I detest it.

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