I have viewed four out of the last five Trump campaign rallies, and found them to be magnificent propaganda, brilliantly performed and executed, and also extremely effective. Significant political and private problems hamper Trump yes, but do not count this president out of the midterms or in particular a second term bid. If Mueller and the rule of law does not relieve him of office with a smoking gun he is on his way to a close razor-sharp presidential win in 2020.
Trump talks for America and Americans, long neglected, the worker middle class public that have been abandoned by a greedy political and financial system, rigged mostly by Wall Street financial institutions and headed by elites similar in nature to Donald Trump.
We cannot doubt Trump is a super nationalist and patriot for the American cause and his own ambition. He understood well the past flaws of both the GOP and the Dem administrations. Trump is highly critical of their laxity in allowing America to be on the losing end of trade negotiations, give-a-ways, job promotion, and open immigration without proper safeguards, that have been for the benefit of the short-sighted two parties involved and proclaimed for temporary political gain to contain and remain in power
Democrats, liberals, of all stripe must realize the business of America is business and they among other groups are on his side in full support. Trump has built a solid following from and with three pillars of political strength. They like this guy in office, huge Wall Street tax cuts, increases in the defense budget, and those wealthy Jews who have Trump’s domestic and international back covered. Expansion within the economy and job markets in particular is going well and in some quarters the best in American history. Can the untamed jungle ask for anything more?
Recent history (1918) indicates a political showdown is in the works, let us guess in the timeline of five-six years, capitalism will win over the splintered socialist, liberalist, environmentalists, and those independent advocates of truth and justice. The press, academia, and the public will be looking in from the outside peering in confused as to how it all came about. Dangerous examples of this phenomenon are illustrated in the rise to power by Hitler and Mussolini, and it can happen in America more quickly than ever before. The structure is there: it needs only convincing and voters to be won over by a Trump.
Should this occur American nationalists, fascist, will be delighted for years until the hammer falls. and the world order will turn against the economic and military power of the U. S. and then, then in all probability … those unintended consequences that just seem to happen will happen. (?) As I write this Russia, China, and Mongolia are planning the largest joint military exercise since WWII.
Currently it depends, can Trump keep the economic fire growing and glowing? You can be assured his fervent supporters will do anything within their means to keep the economy going forward: Bailouts, scapegoats, and promises. Here we come.
Yesterday, I turned over an old scratch pad and discovered on the backside a couple of notations I had jotted own a year or more ago.
A friend in Georgia had written “Terror is the war of the poor, and war is the terror of the rich.”
And I had noted from a CNN interview with a former U. S. Secretary of State who stated “The U. S. believes China is preparing greater political and military expansion in the South China Sea and economicexpansion in Africa.” Chinese military aggression is of course the most paramount of the issues. I have been waiting for China’s aggress.
YES, China is an evil aggressor. Didn’t they invade Tibet one of their ancient sparsely populated provinces in October 1950 and displace the child Dalai Lama? China is a wicked grasping nation.
We all know it. They’re ruthless, and very warlike. Not at all like the peace-loving U. S.
Speaking of peace, just this morning channel.newsAsia.com reported ‘North Korea media calls on the U. S. to drop sanctions. ‘This must be the reason Trump and Kim have recently discussed a second summit… in the future.
Iran’s President Rouhani says the U. S., Israel, and Saudi Arabia are in a holy alliance to undermine the and change the Persian regime. Seems Washington is taking the lead to do that, as Israel throws gasoline on the fire. Iran is a menace in the Middle East no doubt. Who said they own the Persian Gulf anyway? Further noted on the verge of severe sanctions the Rial is now worth four cents against the U. S. Dollar.
The Canadian – Saudi feud is silly, almost childish, it’s all over the Canadian media criticism over two Saudi anti kingdom women jailed having done too much Facebook blogging of their views. And on to Turkey where the U. S. sanctions the country over the jailing of one, one Christian preacher. The preacher, preacher Andrew, who since october missed Christmas joy, and appealed to President Trump to free him. He just happen to be from a voter block near and dear to Donald’s supporters? The Turks claim they have proof he has participated in terrorist activity. Why cannot Canada criticise for change in Saudi domestic affairs and the U. S. can in Turkey? Is it Saudi Arabia is our new ally and Turkey is not.
Trump and the world are getting more ridiculous all the time.
Here in Indonesia things are a Pop-in and going quite well. The GDP grew to five percent last year and will do better this year as the country continues to export its large resources of palm oil, minerals, oil and gas, and housemaids to giants like China, India,and Japan.
Why is it Roseanne Barr so often acts nutty? At an early age her practicing Jewish family relocated to Salt Lake City and they had to pretend to be Mormons. That would drive anyone nutty.
During a busy early period in the Trump campaign it was possible a brief mention of a proposed Russian meeting by Trump’s son could have been overlooked by the candidate. These things happen. We the public don’t know at present, perhaps something revealing my surface on this touchy but important collusion issue later.
More importantly is what does Putin have on Donald Trump? It’s a mystery and there is much room for speculation. My suspicion is money laundering loans and an old hotel sex tape or, or, or money loan-laundering loans and sex tapes. But there is something there that would have discredited and ruined Trump’s presidential bid am sure.
A military parade is being planned by the Administration and the Pentagon for August to commemorate the U. S. entry into world War I, which was then at a very late stage of the fighting, but a significant determining factor in the war conclusion by infusing fresh troops into the exhausted conflict, causing the Germans to withdraw and surrender. There is Congressional opposition to the parade, it will cost an estimated 28 million dollars, and will tear up Washington Streets.
I recently read an internet article of the battle for the Somme which lasted over four months of bitter trench warfare that caused 420,000 British casualties and 200,000 thousand French among other nationalities. During the Somme engagement 7,000 horses were killed in battle or slaughtered for meat. Horse selling was a profitable business then. Most purchases were from the U. S. and South Africa. Trench warfare was bitter indeed, besides enemy artillery and over-the-top suicide attacks, mutinies occurred on both sides, rats, disease, and trench foot were serious annoying everyday problems.
In Korea decades ago I had a Jewish friend who at the end of WWII was a U. S. MP lieutenant in Paris. His assignment was to round-up Russians that had escaped the Nazis and Russian armies to defect to the West. The small team found and rounded up a few dozen and then Joe my pal, the Russian interpreter, and an armed guard would directly jeep each one of the captured to the Russian Embassy for a quick turnover to an official. One day Joe asked the Russian interpreter what happens to the soldiers we turnover? The interpreter said, ‘We’ll never see or hear from them again’ probably a bullet to the back of the head in the basement, and who would know? (It was during the confusion in war-torn 1945) Those were Stalin’s dead men walking, no use to cart them al the way back to the Soviet Union. Under the communist regime as in the present defection were not tolerated. That said and you may research it , compared with Stalin Putin is Mother Teresa.
After the June Singapore Summit who paid for the NorKor hotel bill? After discreet U. S. obbying Singapore did. An who had to send a transport plane to collect the American soldiers’ Korean War remains? Of course the U. S. (Trump called it a great moment) Actually it is the beginning of a long forensic process that may take years as new remains arrive.
Whenever I wake up, I put on my make up and say a little prayer for Donald J. Trump, and the people of the United States. Sorry, Aretha Franklin. Well, will we survive his presidency without a new war?
Yesterday I posted Has Common Superpower CivilityGone to Hell * and apparently it has. Led down that path by our President of the United States who proves to us almost every day of the week he is not fit to be president,and is the most dangerous leader we have ever had in the White House. It was a grave mistake in electing him to the counties highest office, or to any office.
The Best that can be said, than can be said, of Donald is he is a dangerous thin-skinned want-to-be dictator and is safely in the pocket of Russia and Israel for whatever specific nefarious reasons. Trump fits the term “loose cannon” so well, as we often doubt his sanity.
At this time we can do little about this regrettable political situation we’re in, but we can look forward in hopes of a solution that may come in the next several months with the completion of the Mueller investigation report and the November mid-term elections.
What is disturbing most is just two days ago 80% of the GOP in Congress continued to support Trump, indicating his Putin interview was satisfactory although every political step he takes is to consolidated for his own egotistical individual power. The Media, the Press, former government officials and his many opponents should be aware od the underlying support. So for us liberal thinkers it’s pay attention and stay tuned!
Readers what is doubly disturbing is the U. S., Russia, and Israel have combined the largest standing miliary in the world and also over 90% of the world’s nuclear weaponry. I think the president and his colleagues would not be hesitant in using their massive destructive arsenals for Trump or their own ends.