Defeated

You have to know when to fold them. President Trump lost the shutdown battle, that is quite apparent. Nancy and her anti wall soldiers can claim victory. Personally I thought that there would be a compromise. But I was wrong.

I guess I was quite naive about the state of the Republic. My liberal friends warned me years ago that the Republic did not exist. They did not come out and say we are in living in a Fascist society, however they indicated that deviance from the liberal party line would not be tolerated. I didn’t believe them at the time.

What I have observed in our great society is that pink hats are socially acceptable, and red hats are not. Another observation is that pink hats are well off financially, and the red hats are struggling workers. I could go on but that is the basic observation.

The privileged pink hatted society finds any organization of the working class of red hatted deplorables, well sorry to say this, worthy of attack. Sure the wearers of the red hats find the wearers of the pink hats outrageous. However I am completely unaware of any violence perpetrated against the pink hats, I certainly do not advocate violence either. Not only is there random, and organized violence against red hats. It has been normalized. Not only that, creative forms of entrapment are all the fashion.

Sure the battle has been lost, however the war is not over. Sometimes it pays to withdraw, and then fight another day.

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Life Is Good

As I sit here during a cold dark Martin Luther King holiday I will admit to being miffed. Martin Luther King said some very good things that I agree with, I will sum it up with my belief Dr King was an advocate for peaceful equality. My animosity with the holiday is that it replaced an old holiday in this state that welcomed in Spring. I have been told that the change in holidays was due to politics. It figures. I was always happy to celebrate the bright days of Spring.

I still celebrate the bright days of Spring in my own way. The little green shoots of fresh vegetation, the smell of the soil. The joy of mowing the lawn. Life is good. I don’t need a government sanctioned holiday. So to be mindful, I wonder what the Reverend King would think of today’s political world. I would like to think that the teachings of Reverend King were recently on display on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In the face of aggressive racial hatred one boy stood his ground and smiled, at a multitude of hateful aggressors. I would like to think Dr King would be proud of the actions of the boy. However I am quite sure that Reverend King would be saddened, if not devastated by the actions of the aggressors on the very steps where he announced “I have a dream”.

I watched the video, at first I was confused by what the boy had done to be the recipient of so much hate. Then I was reminded that you cannot spell hate without hat. Yes, our fascist society cannot tolerate a red hat. It matters not who wears it. I am to simple engage in identity politics. Like Dr King, I believe we should be treated equally, and judged by our actions. Fortunately for the boy there is an alternative media in this fascist society. Additional footage provided by the alternative media showed that the allegations against a group of boys was false, and made up. For the time being, there is a alternative to fascist falsehoods propagated by the mainstream media outlets. Without the alternative there would be no justice.

So I raise my glass to Nick Sandmann, the boy who rose to the ideals expressed by Reverend Dr Martin Luther King on the steps of a great monument to freedom of all, the Lincoln Memorial. I am heartened by the fact that there was no violence. I have seen violence against those in the red hats. Violence that has brought me unhappy flashbacks. Hopefully we, as a society can avoid such unhappiness. For somebody in my station, which is below median. I believe we are better off than we were before. For that I am happy, and I believe life is good. For the young, like Nick Sandmann and his friends, the future is theirs. It is my belief that the ideals of morality that they exemplify will defeat the selfish fascism that is prevalent today.

You can’t negotiate with fascism. It has to be defeated. With the principles expressed by Dr King, and Nick Sandmann. It can be defeated.

 

“Queen E”

Well might as well get used to go it. It’s going to be Queen Elizabeth in charge. Or more formally, President Warren. Take your pick, it will all be the same. Sure there are unplayed hands that will come out in this game of politics. Put down your money and take your chances. However in the long term tectonics are rather predictable. Prepare for geographic uprisings, such is the nature of tectonics.

So why Queen E? It’s the perfect trifecta. First is name recognition, knighted by President Trump as Pocahontas the pink hatted army of millions needs no other endorsement. Trump has delivered their messiah. Queen E will quickly acquiesce to her private army of mercenaries. Fake News will soon fall in with the new propaganda, it will be a wholesome union, fawning and adoring pleasantries will prevail. The deep state finally gives a sigh of relief, again they will have a manageable president. The rule of law will be officially over.

Fear not, there will still be palace intrigue to entertain our days. A few will ask how we can avoid repeating the Venezuelan model. They will be promptly impaled by the press as traitors to the cause, skewered and slow roasted for the viewers pleasure. Real News then, as it is now, will not be tolerated. Learn the fine art of supplication, it will serve its newfound practitioners well.

Do I jest? I think not. All I was looking for was open dialog, I could not find it. It is now my realization that the deep state is firmly entrenched in our society. When it comes to politics the rule of law is very loosely applied. Trump is the revolutionary in a corrupt system. It’s such a rare thing for a revolutionary to succeed, whether the system is corrupt or not. It is true that a corrupt system will eventually collapse, it is a matter of time. There will eventually be a end. So will the revolutionary Trump slay his newest opponent Queen E? I shall not predict. However if he does he would join the Pantheon of the greatest. Otherwise Queen E will get to write history. Her version of history will not be kind to the revolutionary Trump, and his followers.

As I have been reminded in the past, there can be no debate.

Double Helixing Out Of Control

At the height of campaign rhetoric I mentioned that the Democrats were genetically incapable of anything but racist hate. At the time I considered it to be a preposterous tongue in cheek statement. There are no genetic requirements to join a political party.

Could I have been wrong? It seems unfathomable they there could be a genetic difference between parties. The most likely predictor on party affiliation is geographical. Additionally for some ethnic groups race plays a even larger role in political affiliation.

When a DNA test is done commercially, the first thing they say is where you came from geographically. Oh doh. So maybe there are DNA differences biased on where you live, or possibly a person may move to where they are more genetically comfortable. Of course I am not any sort of expert, and this is just a wild hypothesis.

This conversation comes about because of labeling by the media, and the widespread belief that Trump supporters are Nazis. Even Obama has used the term. I beg to disagree. In the beginning CNN reported that middle aged working men were the voters that Trump the candidate was targeting. That was very correct. Then as Candidate Trump gathered momentum the narrative changed. Like many a leftist plot, the plan had spiraled out of control. What was supposed to be a easily defeated straw man, ultimately won.

The people were ready for a change, how ready was was unforeseen by those in control. For them, the population was now out of control. Desperate times call for desperate measures, or so they think. I am trying to write this for clarity on both sides. For there are quite probably genetic differences. What I seek is equality for all. Now, I will admit there are out of control folks on both sides. There always is. It is up to the rational to not encourage bad behavior, it is better to moderate it.

So are the rural working people that voted for Trump really Nazis? Let me get back to that in a bit. I am not sure when Nazi’s gained complete control of the media, however they probably had pretty good control just months after Hitler was elected.  If there are parallels between 1933 and 2017, would it be the control of the media by the ruling party? It took a year after the 1933 election for for the SS and the Gestapo to be established. Today, it is not the ruling party that has pre-dawn raids on the opposition. Tactics of intimidation? As far as I know the president has not sent the secret police, or unruly mobs to intimidate any citizen on their political views. Not to say that there haven’t been unruly mobs, and secret police harassment. There has been. However it has not been by the direction of President Trump and his party. True, there have been rallies where people chant lock her up, and build the wall. Last I knew, Hillary was still walking free, and the wall remained un-built.

So two years in we have the showdown, and it is about the wall. Some hate the Wall, they say it represents the worst of mankind. But it is not about the Wall, it is about the gate. With the Wall comes a big beautiful gate. Trump during the campaign talked as much about the gate as he did about the Wall. It just wasn’t reported about. Chuck and Nancy have the power to stop the wall, and they will. I have to presume that it is a power and control thing. During televised negotiations Chuck would not even look at the president. Chuck has the power to stop the Wall, and he knows it. It is not about the Gate, it is not about negotiating. It is about the power of the Wall. As I have noted before Chuck and Nancy are reading from the same script. They even sent the same Christmas Eve tweet. I do not know who is writing their script, but I do wonder what it is all about. Ironically they will ensure that there is no Trump-Gate. Funny isn’t some sort of Trump-Gate what they so desperately desire?

Back to the genetics of the double helix. The left is desperately attacking the right, the right is desperately defending itself against what it sees as unfounded attacks. They swirl out of control around each other. That is the DNA of politics.

So are Trump supporters Nazis? If my knowledge of German history derived from Wikipedia is correct, the working class and Christians did not like Hitler. So if Trump supporters today are members of the working class and or Christians, they are probably not Nazis.

Let’s be careful out there.

The Mueller Body Count

Because America is Great, I used some of my time off today to read the Wall Street Journal. I of course read an article about the progress of the Mueller investigation. It was a subjective conversation about who emailed who. The article then concluded with the fact that Mueller has over two dozen indictments and five convictions.

Over two dozen indictments and five convictions is a great talking point for the presidents opponents. I hear it used regularly. What I don’t hear are what the indictments and convictions are. I came aware of some of them and they are totally unrelated to the actions of the president.

It could be argued that Trump made a poor choice of associates. For me that does not work. With Spanish Inquisition or Gestapo like tactics that are employed by the Mueller Investigation, it would be hard to find any one innocent. DC is such a swamp. It’s all about finding crime, and guilt by association.

It all reminds me of the Vietnam War, and the associated body counts. Think of the logic of the time. Look at all the people we are killing. We must be winning the war. Victory is inevitable. We are just killing our enemies. Body counts didn’t work back then. What makes people think that they will work now?

Funny, the media liked running with the body counts back then too.

Congratulations and Thank You

First, a hearty congratulations to all those that won their midterm elections. No matter the ideology it is a hard thing to do. The pathway to victory is rarely easy.

Then a sincere thank you to all the veterans, present and past. For without our veterans, we would probably have no elections. Without veterans, we would truly be subjugated.

Prayers and thoughts to all. Pray for our politicians, that they may do the right thing. Pray for the veterans past present and future. Bless us all and keep us safe. No matter what our affiliation.

Life is good, remember the past, and learn from it. It is all to possible for life as we know it to get worse. Orders of magnitude worse. Conversely it is entirely possible to become better. Unfortunately it is easier to destroy than to build. We should remember to ask ourselves whether we are destroying or building. Sometimes it is hard to know.

“We will see what happens” is a refrain used by President Trump. So I will go with that when it comes to the results of the blue tide midterms. Bipartisanship? Or war till the death of a party? I have previously predicted the collapse of the Democrat party, and that may have already happened. For they may have already sold out. I see the leaders reading lines written by others. Who’s playbook are they using? I am not really sure. We will see what happens. For me the allure of candidate Trump was that he was not beholden to any other. Additionally he successfully managed a multifaceted corporation. Objective qualifications in my mind.

So what happens next? Conventional wisdom says gridlock, with that I probably agree. However don’t discount President Trump, he has been unconventional, and revolutionary. I would say be prepared for a surprise, yes a surprise that is unexpected. That is Trumpian way.

Forgiveness. I regularly forgive, I think that forgiveness is a healthy thing. So I do not think it is healthy when people say they will never forgive. So when it comes to politics, I advocate forgiveness.

Cheers

A Few Words

Sometimes words are written, that should not be. Sometimes we agree to disagree. A standard for one may not be for another. Who is to judge? Most importantly, is the standard consistent?

For example, the media, the arbitrators of our standards considers “Be Better” to be a fine example of loving words spoken by a loving person. However “Be Best” are considered to be hateful words spoken by a hateful person. Most people can be better, only a few can be best. But when it really comes down to it. Most people can be best at something.

So words really don’t matter. When it comes to the reviewer, what matters are not the words, but whom is speaking the words. Some say words matter. Really? No perceptions matter. Or is it really preconceptions matter.

Some words are bad. Very bad. We do not use them in polite company. It should be the desire of all to use words that don’t inflame. Even if they don’t matter. So I will end with a few words, that don’t really matter.

It’s the Hypocrisy Sweetheart ; )