Over half the children born now in the United States are fatherless connards. So very many of their parents are so addicted to opiates, cocaine, or methamphetamines that we wind up with hundreds of thousands of feral children wandering through the streets and schools and what little they have of homes that they are essentially raising themselves in a feral state. Home school has become a euphemism for “didn’t go”, and indeed our public school institutions have become “zero tolerance” on misbehavior so that it is now accepted that schools can simply put children out on the street, truancy laws notwithstanding.
We have a worldwide religion that has declared the United States to be the handmaiden of Satan and who anxiously await an Armageddon where they will defeat our military in a huge upset on the plains of Syria. The belief system is so profound that they appear to have an endless supply of adherents willing to blow themselves up for Allah in an attempt to lure us into this confrontation.
As a nation, we are facing a $21 TRILLION dollar national debt, default on our Social Security and Medicare promise that tens of millions of Americans, having paid into these programs for 40 or 50 years, are absolutely dependent on to survive their final years. The federal government has waged war on employers so long and so successfully that it is simply now out of fashion to employ people. Work is either outsourced overseas or huge investments in robotics and automation have become no-brainers when compared to the unknown and unpredictable costs of employing humanoids, who routinely steal billions from their employer benefactors.
Higher education has become a game where government and finance join forces to screw children for money – graduating them with huge debt and no possibility of employment of any attractive sort. Our society is breaking down into the haves and the have nots but our leaders have no clue as to what it is or why it is. It is actually a very clear class battle between the technocracy (the haves) against the luddites (the have nots) but our political leaders are blissfully unaware it is even going on.
Our infrastructure has reached the point where our airports, roads, sidewalks, et al across the land is reaching such a state of deterioration that we resemble more a third world country rather than the richest country on earth. At the same time, we have a decimated military that still posts tens of thousands of troops to South Korea, Germany, and across the globe in 720 different overseas military locations. We pay the MAJORITY of the costs of NATO a defense leagues established to protect Europe.
And our communal campfire – the established television media, have been totally taken over by young homosexual communists bent not on reporting the news, but in manipulating the balance of power in Washington DC and ensuring the outcome most favorable to their bizarre belief systems.
Washington D.C. is now a firmly entrenched political class, pampered and feted to a marvelous lifestyle by huge corporations who in turn received guaranteed monopolies and pricing power to extort money from the 330 million strong populace at large.
And to quote George Carlin, if you take the average intelligence of the average American, understand that half the people you meet today won’t be that smart.
Sounds pretty gloomy. Actually we have survived this level of distress before and in pretty good style. The sturdiness of the main body of Americans, working every day for a better life, a better community, a better nation, and a better world, has generally been able to carry all this in pretty good style. But they’re a little surley at the moment.
It is no secret that I supported Ben Carson for President of the United States. He cites the grandeur of the original design of a government by and for the people and called for his own version of Jihad – a national spiritual renewal as the solution to these problems. I agree with him. The original plan was a great one. And piecemealing these problems avoids the central issue. By the time today’s feral children are 30 years old, we pretty much have to reap what we’ve sown and suck it up. It is my belief that only a ferocious wave of spiritual renewal sweeping the land NOW is the REAL solution to all of this. I had deeply hoped the time was at hand. But it apparently is not to be. Many of us threw in with him, but it did not reach a critical mass and so Dr. Carson has now bowed out of the race. He actually bowed out at a conservative convention a month ago to a standing ovation. If you ever hear this guy speak at length, it is a profound experience. If you ever seen him on television, it is generally an embarassing disappointment. But we live in a video age.
Starting with 17 Republican wannabees and a half dozen democratic hopefuls, we are at this moment down to three Republican and two Democratic survivors. And there IS a bit of a movement afoot – led by the two LEAST likely candidates. Donald John Trump and Bernard “Bernie” Sanders.
These two have each tapped into some serious voter discontent resulting in relatively huge rallies somewhat made up of people who do not normally vote at all. Bernie tends to attract youngish idealists and Trump older middle class heartland types.
You would think these two guys would be politically totally at opposite extremes. Not precisely. They have two endearing features in this political season.
1. The central message of both is that we have a pampered political class in Washington, funded by large corporate entities: insurance companies, big pharma, oil, and finance who then legislate to the advantage of these companies and to the detriment of the American public.
2. Both men speak rather directly and with the ring of truth in their delivery. That is not to say that either have a monopoly on truth. But they are persuasive that they BELIEVE the things they are saying are true at the time they say them.
ALL the other candidates cynically say whatever they think will give them the best result on the road to the presidency, managed hour by hour, minute by minute, question by question. The replies are so cynically parsed, that it is glaringly obvious to even the dullest observer that the quick way to tell if they are lying outright and deliberately is to look to see if their lips are moving.
And so both have basically launched frontal attacks on the party establishments particular – Trump to the Republicans and Sanders to the Democrats. And predictably enough, both parties have reacted badly with alternating waves of panic to stop them, or panic to co-opt them.
Trump has proven masterful in getting media coverage from a media who detests him. This is bizarre on so many levels it’s hard to parse. But the net result is that he has spent $35 million in over a year, mostly on renting venues from his very large “rallies” where his faithful cheer him on. But he basically occupies five TV channels 24×7 who simply chant Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump almost without stopping for breath. He plays the press like a Steinway, and any time another candidate breaks into the news with any substantive, Trump simply steps to the microphone, blurts out something bizarre and outrageous, and instantly refocuses the attention on Trump.
In an absolutely bizarre turn on Joe Scarborough’s morning show on MSNBC, a young female reporter noted that you never got anything substantive from Trump – “All we get is sound bites.” The others on the show picked up on this like crows on a telephone line chanting to each other “sound bites sound bites”. Duh. The only thing this media is designed by the very nature of their format is for sound bites. Trump has mastered feeding them exactly what they are designed to eat.
Result is a very low cost campaign, almost entirely paid for by Trump or very small donors, and no big buck backers who he would have to cater too.
Bernie Sanders has brought this to a new art form. He has raised over $40 million per month with an average donation size of $27 for MONTHS out raising all of Hilleraries efforts at landing large donors and with a virtual lock on all traditional sources of funds to the democratic party.
And his television commercials! While most political adds look like a cross between the Blair Witch Project and a rural small town auto dealer commercial, Bernard Sanders videos verge on a new art form. They are astonishingly BEAUTIFUL both the sound and the video and are enormously powerful.
Hillerary enjoys an insurmountable delegate lead in the Democratic contest, yet Bernie scored 83% in Alaska and 73% in Washington state. They have basically set off a race war within the Democratic party with Hillerary enjoying huge leads among older black supporters and Bernie virtually wiping her out with young white voters.
Technically Hillerary cannot ever be president for a couple of brutally simple reasons. First, she reminds too many men of their ex-wives. Second, she reminds too many women of their husbands ex-wives. And finally, she’s pathologically dishonest. The Clintons left the white house broke and currently sport over $130 million in personal wealth. They did not get that from careful savings of her salary as Senator or Secretary of State. She received $845,000 from pharmaceutical companies for example and is a strong supporter of Obamacare. Obamacare costs employers, employees, and even the newly insured BILLIONS of dollars more than what we had. It ALSO costs the government billions more (us collectively). But it virtually ASSURES both insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies UNLIMITED PRICING POWER with the entire nation REQUIRED BY LAW TO PURCHASE and NO controls on what they can charge WHATSOEVER. It is the grandest wholesale
sellout of the electorate ever designed.
< And the Republican party? Same game. Trump clearly won Lousianna in the popular vote, but somehow, Ted Cruz has gone into Louisianna and come out with 10 delegates MORE than Trump AFTER the election. I actually like most of his positions. But the man is a pathological liar of Hillerarian dimensions and worse, has this sneaky nasty propensity to game the system behind close doors to declare himself the winner of elections he has absolutely lost. After EVERY loss the entire year, he has come out in front of the microphones to explain how it was actually a huge win. Bizarre. The truth is, NOBODY cares what Trumps position is on anything. I do not share a SINGLE sentiment he has expressed. I WOULD note that he has a strange way of uttering nonsense, and once the fact checking and heroic efforts to discredit him get underway, we find a whole world of information that would tend to support his "instinctive" knee-jerk reaction. He has a kind of animal cunning feel for these things that has actually been enlightening in a lot of areas. But make no mistake, if he can come out of Louisianna 10 delegates behind Cruz after beating him soundly in the election, the Republican establishment just IS NOT GOING TO DECLARE HIM THE CANDIDATE in Cleveland. Again, he can get ALL the votes from here on in. It isn't going to happen. This could actually lead to the total destruction of BOTH PARTIES. They at least will never be the same again. The millions who back Trump are not going to go quietly into the night when they literally steal the candidacy from him in prime time national television debacle in Cleveland. A bunch of babel about rules and regulations and so forth.
And while the Democratic convention could be a bit tamer, we are talking about fractions here. Worse, we could very well see Hillerary escorted in handcuffs to the speakers podium to give her acceptance speech before reporting to her trial date.
Understand that I don’t quite believe either man should actually be president of the United States. Trump has a long and successful career in a viciously competitive real estate market. But it has been continously litigious with dozens of lawsuits along with charges brought by the government over racial discrimination in housing, and other really pretty sleazy events. His personal vanity simply has not bounds. And he is a schoolyard brawler who goes into attack mode over any slight.
Bernard Sanders has a 25 year career as a communist politician who has never accomplished anything in any legislative session that you could discover without test instruments. His concept of an economy makes Lennin look like a serial entrepreneur. NOTHING he talks about could ever gain sufficient votes to pass and if they did, none of it works at even the mechanistic level.
But lacking a feverish national movement of spiritual renewal, we kind of have to Bern what we have to the ground in order to rebuild it. And Trump and Sanders have thermonuclear destructive potential of maximum megatonnage.
So I think THEY should game the system. I think Donald John Trump should schedule a meeting PRIOR to the Republican convention to humbly ask Bernard Sanders to join him as his vice presidential running mate. They should announce their candidacy and partnership PRIOR to the Republican convention. And the Republican Party will then have the very simple option to select Donald as their Presidential candidate, or select someone else to run AGAINST Trump/Sanders in a third party/write in campaign. They could still get on the ballot in some states and I think for once in a row a write-in might actually work.
In any event, it would absolutely assure the Republican loss not only of the Presidency, but probably both the Congress and the Senate if they nominate someone else. Or they can all Make America Great Again while Feeling the Bern. I happen to know how that comes out.
We suffer/enjoy a quick four years of total chaos while the pampered class in Washington realizes the grand ball is over, and while the American electorate comes to terms that they CAN actually have a bloodless revolution on prime time television.
From the ashes, perhaps…….a new day…. But both parties kind of have to start over, and they would be best served with candidates that speak directly and honestly to the American electorate. I actually look for a Green Party, a Libertarian Party, an American Conservative Party, a Minority Coalition Party, and probably An American Progressive Party to show up to the next election.
Repulicans and Democrats will join the Whigs, the Federalists, and the Proletarians as a historical footnote.
TRUMP/SANDERS IN 2016