Today we were treated once again to reality TV by one of its stars: Trump, wearing the Jewish headdress, praying (or ruminating?) at Jerusalem’s prayer wall. Quite frankly, if I were a devout Jew, I probably would have felt offended by this display. After all, converting to Judaism is no small or easy thing, Judaism being a tribal religion and all.
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “President Trump Visits the Western Wall 5/22/2017 video”)
Wait, is that machine gun fire in the background of “peaceful” Israel? Ah, no, just our helpful MSM photographers. Phew!
Anyway, the title of this short post is meant as a joke. Of course, he didn’t convert. People like Trump, Clinton, or Obama never convert away from the Holy Lord Money or turn from the temple of Goldman Sachs. Heck, if we have a clown for president, we may as well get a laugh out of it now and then, no?
Still, it could also be interpreted as fake news — the gaslighting accusation made by the real fake news media (the corporate mass media and outfits like Correct the Record) against independent media like you are currently reading. Jeez, if those of us who try to speak truth to power (with that little reach we have, having essentially no money or other resources), if we were really out to produce fake news, Trump’s Israel visit would have been perfect for it, considering the widely available footage supporting the claim in this satire’s headline. So, if you like more “fake” news like this, go ahead and bring my daily earnings to the $30,000 of a BS-braying propagandist like Rachel Maddow. I’ll thank you by writing more.