Good Morning America

If I watched Good Morning America, I’d probably hate myself too. Even worse I would probably think that I would be undeserving of due process. That is just the way it is.

Despite all that, life is good. True it may be wrong to say life is good. By simply saying life is good, it means that I am not part of the struggle. My belief is that the “struggle” is too ill defined. Some might say that my proclamation of “Life is good” is simply a sign of white privilege. I cannot deny them their beliefs.

The sky is blue, the grass is green. It is not that way for all people. So it may be a privilege. Hopefully I do not deny others the same privileges that I myself enjoy. Nor do I desire to deprive others of due process.

Yes I know some of the well off do protest, for they believe they are part of a greater struggle. Me? I am glad I am not part of the struggle. I do not believe what they say on TV.

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Reading the Script

I did watch a bit of the Kavanaugh hearings. My takeaway was the Democrats were all reading from a script. This simply confirmed my belief that they are incapable of independent thoughts. I can only wonder who is writing the script.

Who is writing the script for the Democrats? Part of me says that there is no longer any central planing for the party, there is no leadership. What we see is just the twitching of the corpse of a once great party. However, the leadership was definitely reading lines. Follow the money, it could be claimed that Nancy Pelosi was the de facto leader of the party during the hearings. So who was writing her script?

I have to think about her driver, a few months ago there was a short story about her driver being a long time Chinese spy. Not much more came out of the story. Interesting. I read that the Chinese are making big investments in Hollywood. Who writes the lines, follow the money. Am I positive? No, I am not sure. Is there an alternative? Hollywood, the Mecca of the Left, the home of Liberalism, is reading a script. Seriously, who is writing their script?

I have no idea who Kanye West is. However he was in the news because he was in the Oval Office with President Trump. I also saw a bit of that also. My takeaway? Kanye was not reading a script. He was saying what he believed. I have to respect that. Dragon power.

I am no Kanye West. I do not have the courage to wear my MAGA hat. To much liberal pushback for me. I am afraid of the violence of the left. It permeates our society.

Just a note on what Mr. West said about the “Again” in MAGA. Unlike some folks, I do not believe that “Again” means bring back slavery. My view is that America is great. The “Again” is simply a tweak on those that constantly complain about our country. America is great, we just have to accept and acknowledge that. So if I cannot wear a MAGA hat because of fear, America is not great. The A is simply an acknowledgment of the script of the left that disallows free thought. I stand by my “A”.

The Fascist Swoosh

Football is a distinctly American sport. Well, the world plays football. Just not American football. American football starts in high school, then goes on to college. Then football goes pro, supported by municipalities and geographic regions. Football is enjoys the privilege of American support.

Basketball enjoys the same type of support. Not to the same extent as football, basketball is somewhat a second string of a sport, not as much gear is needed for basketball. Really, all you need is a set of sneakers to play the game.

Baseball is also a grand American sport. However there is not as much support for baseball in the school systems. True there are minor leagues supported by various municipalities. It is a bit cheaper to support baseball, personally a fancy glove will do.

So football is probably the big money sport. More equipment is needed to play football. You have to be well off to play football. So what happened?  A number of football players have taken up protesting the flag. The protests predates President Trump, so he actually had nothing to do with the protests. Ostensibly the protests are about police and alleged brutality towards blacks. A behavior promoted by President Obama.

Some folks believe that police brutality is a major problem. They believe that it is absolutely proper to protest the flag because of police brutality. I wonder why.

If a police officer asks you to stop, stop. Face him, or her, let them see your hands. They will not shoot you. You are only in danger if you are hostile, or try to escape. Those who promote hostility towards the police are only putting you in danger

Fascism become a thing about a hundred years ago. It was a creation of the elite and privileged class of the time. The rationale was quite simple. Things would be better if everyone thought like us. Oh, we do not mind exploiting others to make our lives better. Logical right? There is good profit to be made in exploitation.

I do not mind using the word fascist, it is an accurate description of those who practice extreme unionism. Some people do not mind the extinguishing of independent thought. I presume it is because they want to protect what they have. Fascism is a seductive siren call.

So seductive, Fascism has gone mainstream. Call it the exploitation of many to benefit the few. Dare not raise raise a word against the prevailing view, or you will be pummeled. A most excellent business model for some. Yes, the sneakers Swosh. Such a mainstream symbol cannot be denied. A symbol of status, and now symbolism. Tear down the system and replace it.

It’s all about the curve, yes it is. Am I worried? Should I be? My belief is that Fascism will collapse this time. The Democratic party is in a downward spiral. Collapsing in upon itself like a black hole. The only energy now is just the illuminating darkness of the core belief that is in itself the foundation of the party.

Aye, so vote I say. The truth will set us free.

Obama and the “N” Word

I do not use the “N” word. To do so would be inferred as a clear expression of tolerance, if not outright support for racism and slavery. My ancestors fought and died in the Civil War. There is no reason for me to disagree with their motives.

As bad as the “N” word is, there is another “N” that is even worse. It is a word that evokes the wholesale annihilation of a people. Think death camps and gas chambers. At least slaves were allowed to reproduce. By their efforts they represented an actual value. So as bad as the first “N” word is, the second is a whole order of magnitude worse. Because I have a clear understanding of it’s meaning, it is another word that I refuse to use.

For eight years, even the most casual criticism of President Obama would be seen as simple bigotry, or racism. There could be no argument. You either supported the president, or you were a bigot. Or worse. Now, some people believe if you support the president you are a bigot. Or worse. There can be no argument about that.

Just as a point of reference. Recently in a nearby city there was a self proclaimed White Supremacist. Somebody shot him dead in a parking lot. Nobody cared. Just the briefest of mention in the local news.

So when the first “N” word is strictly forbidden, why is the second “N” word, which could be argued is so much worse, is tossed around so casually.

It is true that I have never experienced the degradation of being called by the first “N” word. It is also true that I have experienced violence because of the color of my skin. It’s also true that I have been lucky to escape violence against me that was motivated by my political beliefs.

Recently former President Obama returned to the campaign trail. He casually used the second, and much worse “N” word to describe some of the current supporters of President Trump. His casualness in the usage of such a vile word is quite mainstream. It is indicative of poor thoughtfulness and leadership. In embracing such a word and causing its common usage President Obama and his many supporters have brought us to a very dark time in American politics.

Pass the Chowder

I enjoy traveling through Canada, it is a very beautiful place. Especially the Maritimes. Driving the roads and lodging at B&B’s, wondering the amazing parks and eating delicious foods at local restaurants is an unparalleled experience. Except for one thing.

The chowder. Used to thick New England style chowder, I was aghast at the thin watery broth that was served as a chowder. What was sold as chowder seemed more like an Asian appetizer. I have nothing against a far eastern soup, in fact I can enjoy the crispness of the cuisine. The problem is when I expect something from down east, and find a bit from the far east that I get confused.

I pondered this discrepancy during my travels upon the fine coastal roads of the Maritimes when I made a simple observation. No cows. It is hard to have a creamy chowder, when there is no cream. I then thought no more about the perplexing chowder. I just did not order any.

Now I hear about the dairy products tax imposed by Canada on dairy imports. I think no wonder they don’t have a good chowder. I certainly do not want to tell Canadians what to do, however I would not mind if they would culturally appropriate some fine New England style chowder. It could help make an otherwise fine country, perfect.

What Would Sir Peter Ustinov Say?

I am going to be charitable and frame the upcoming midterms as a battle between nationalism and globalism. On one side we have Trumpian Nationalism. On the other side we have, ah let me think. Hmmm, eh, ah. Let me introduce the late Sir Peter Ustinov. Sir Peter was the embodiment of what a proper advocate of globalism would be. He was president of the World Federalist Movement and a advocate for UNICEF. I enjoyed listening to his narration of various documentaries. I really have to wonder what he would have to say about today’s political climate.

“Harumph”. That’s what I think Sir Peter would have to say. Wasn’t it overt nationalism that created the great war? I am sure Sir Peter would caution us about unchecked nationalism. Then he would blink, unbelieving what he saw. What was now being called globalism was actually masquerading as populist socialism, powered by cloaked fascism.

Sir Peter spoke many languages, and could use any dialect in any language. A huge talent. Somehow I do not think he would speechless. He could also draw a laugh from any audience.

“Les nourrissons sont en charge” he would say with a thick Russian accent. Precisely.

John McCain

John McCain was a great American politician. I voted for him because I thought his time as a POW made him the most compassionate politician. I also liked his choice of Sarah Palin and agreed with his views on ethanol subsidies.

That being said, I thought that spending to much time in a box could have made him a bit unreasonable. So I was not to surprised that Donald Trump did not call McCain a hero. Usually you have to save a life or two to be a hero.

Anyway, wIth his steadfast opposition to President Trump John McCain made himself a hero to Democrats. Thus he has ensured himself a grandiose sendoff. Yes, more than anything, John McCain is a Great American Politician. Even after death.

I am actually unimpressed with such stubbornness, and a unwillingness to compromise. I wonder if such a stubbornness makes him any better than his captors of so many years ago. For if it wasn’t for his captors, would John McCain be such a Great American Politician?

I do however, greatly respect his service to, and his love of our country. His efforts to make America a Great Country were truly extraordinary. May he rest in peace.