Ladies and gentlemen, this is serious stuff. We have long passed the point of regular political gamesmanship, playing to the gallery and the usual bickering that takes place between political opponents in this country. We have moved into truly dangerous territory because of the hysteria over the election of Donald Trump. What we are witnessing all over the country in response to a President that many people do not like is insidious.
When god was the president for eight years people were forbidden from criticizing him, and every single criticism of him was considered as a racist sin. People were not even allowed to make jokes about him. The same people who pretended to know what was in people’s hearts whenever they blasphemed against the holy one, are the same people who are fine with the most blatantly nasty attacks against the current President of the United States. No mind reading is necessary to figure out what the people who hate Trump think because the attacks are not cloaked. They require no interpretion. They are open and bold.
In the last few days we have seen the hysteria over Trump sink to another low in the reaction to the doctor who examined him, and declared that he is in good health. The media immediately set out to attack this man’s integrity and drag him through the mud. They questioned his credibility in declaring Trump to be in excellent health and in control of his mental faculties. The very same doctor who served as the physician for god, and George W. Bush over a period of sixteen years suddenly lost his credibility and is now a target, simply because he did not proclaim that President Trump is an unhealthy lunatic. This is absolutely unbelievable that the media, and so many other prominent people would go after a man’s reputation in such a manner because of their hatred for the man who is now the President of the United States.
After the doctor declared that the President is in generally good health and mentally sharp, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta declared that the President has heart disease. Joe Scarborough declared that the doctor is shameful. He said that he sounded like a sycophant, and used the words of a political hack. The rest of the media and the left just went into conniptions over the news that the President is in excellent health. Folks, even if you are not Trump supporters, are you really cool with this behavior simply because you do not like the man in the white house? These people are consciously casting aspersions on the doctor’s character because he declared that the President is in excellent health. His bigger offense however might be his audacity in bringing God (not the other god) into the equation. He declared that God made the President with good genes. The crazies over at the view did not believe his diagnosis, and as they are prone to do, they wandered into conspiracy territory because they just cannot believe that the President is not mentally ill, or does not have Alzheimer’s disease.
Have these people in the media no shame? Alzheimer’s disease is a serious illness that wrecks the lives of so many families as they watch their loved ones deteriorate in front of their eyes. The feeling of helplessness that goes along with seeing loved ones reduced to a state where they do not even recognize those closest to them must be heart wrenching beyond belief, yet here we are. In America where it is ok to say anything about conservatives, especially a white male conservative, people are shamelessly playing politics, using this wretched disease to score political points.
Once again, this is the same physician who examined god for eight years. This is the same doctor who examined George W. Bush for eight years. Now people are actively trying to destroy his credibility because he dared to contradict the narrative that the media, the arm chair physicians, and the other “experts” have been trying to get to stick. It got so ridiculous that even former members of god’s administration (to their credit) had to come to the doctor’s defense. We have lost our minds, and sense of decency when this type of behavior has become acceptable to so many in our society. This is truly sick stuff.
Anyone who has ever experienced real hunger knows the feeling of absolute desperation that accompanies this biological drive. There are not too many experiences that can compare to it. At the most basic level, this is why we go out to work every day. It is the main reason among many that we wake up every day to face the daily grind. We work to provide our daily bread, not only for ourselves, but also for our families and loved ones. We do not ever want to experience that feeling of desperation that comes with and from hunger. Some of us will never experience such desperation, and will go about living our daily lives, oblivious to the kind of heart wrenching despair, and anxiety that is associated with it.
For many, the luxury of looking into a refrigerator filled with food, then exclaiming “oh my gosh there is ‘nothing’ to eat in the fridge,” because there is nothing appealing to our taste buds at the moment, is a luxury that we often times do not fully appreciate. In moments like these, one can simply hop in the car and drive down to a favorite fast food outlet to satisfy the moment’s craving. Other times, after getting over the shock “that there is ‘nothing’ to eat,” some might choose to quickly gather up some ingredients lying around the house, or yes, in the refrigerator, and put together something that is more appealing to the palate. Others may simply make a run to the supermarket, and gather some food items that would help them to put something more appealing together. In some instances when there is “‘nothing’ in the fridge to eat,” some people will simply go without eating anything for the moment until they figure out exactly what it is they feel like eating, because nothing at the moment will “satisfy” them.
Many people talk about how they are “picky eaters.” By that, they mean that they have many quirks about what they would eat. They will not eat their food if it is not prepared a certain way, or if it’s not the right temperature. Some people refuse to eat food that is not freshly prepared. If it’s food from the previous day, they will not touch it. They would rather throw out “stale” food than eat it. Such is life for many of the people who have never known what it is to contend with the ferocious pangs of hunger. They do not know what it is to wake up to a cupboard that is truly empty, or a refrigerator that really has nothing to eat, or wonder from where their next meal is going to come.
Yes indeed, food on the table is something that many people take for granted. In a world where people eat not only for physical sustenance, but for pleasure, it is hard to imagine that for many, such a world does not exist. For the people who eat just for sustenance, the world of ice cream and cake is reserved for the privileged, or people in the movies. Cereal and milk is unheard of, and so is milkshake. They will never know the pure delight of indulging in a slice of cheese cake, and there is no such thing as treating themselves to chocolate, brownies, gummy bears, or coconut granola bars.
In many places around the world people live on a bowl of rice a day, and they count themselves lucky for what they do have.. They never get second servings when they eat. People in the United States and other parts of the world have grown so accustomed to a life of plenty that they think this is the norm everywhere, but it is not. Hundreds of millions of people around the world live in abject poverty and suffer from a lack of food. Many of them are literally dying because they have no food to eat. Millions of children are malnourished, and wasting away and their growth is stunted because they really have nothing to eat. The suffering of these people is unimaginable, and just to survive for perhaps another day or a few more hours, many of them dig in garbage dumps where a rotten morsel of food is like a delicacy to them.
The standard of living that we enjoy here, and in a few other places around the world is not the Norm for many people around the world. For hundreds of millions of the world’s poor, they lead an existence where extreme poverty is the norm, suffering is a matter of course and satisfying their hunger is a dream. We often tend to focus on the things that we do not have. People often complain about their lack of amenities, and many others spend a significant portion of their lives chasing after the latest, hottest consumer items. Many complain about how difficult life is without ever really appreciating the many blessings in their lives. Sure, we all have legitimate needs. People have obligations and responsibilities that they must meet, and they do cause people to legitimately worry about whether or not they can meet their needs. Despite all of this though, let us stop for a moment, and appreciate that for most of us in this country, we have food on our tables and can satisfy our most basic need. Most of us will never know what desperate hunger is
Hillary Clinton and Vanity Fair
It was absolutely hilarious to see the worshippers, and defenders of Hillary Clinton become unhinged in response to an innocuous video over a week ago mocking her, and asking her to go away. The faithful came out in full force and declared that the video was…wait for it…sexist. Bet you didn’t see that coming. The response was reminiscent of the way that people behaved when god was the President of the United States. Every criticism of god was considered as blasphemy, or even worse…gasp, racist. Nothing has changed since god has been out of office. The only difference is that the arch angel who was appointed to succeed him and assume the office of the President didn’t happen, but many still see her as the chosen one, and any criticism of her, instead of being racist is now sexist.
The people at Vanity fair did not get the memo though, but they learned that their sins would not go unpunished for criticizing Mrs. Clinton. After their playful, harmless video (with millennials no less) went public, Vanity Fair felt the wrath of Mrs. Clinton’s guardians. Vanity Fair apologized before you could say the word misogyny. Someone had better tell them that if they are looking to safely mock any woman they’d better get the Los Angeles Times to make fun of Sarah Huckabee-Sanders weight, or maybe they could get famous guests on MSNBC or other leftist media outlets to call women in the Trump Administration weak or brainwashed. Better yet, they can get liberal comedians like Bill Maher to call Sarah Palin, or Michelle Bachman a c**t or a t**t. That is definitely more acceptable behavior. If Vanity Fair really wants to play it safe, they need to step up their game and ridicule minority women like Condoleezza Rice, Mia Long and Michelle Malkin. Not only will they not offend any of the champions of women’s rights. They might even gain applause for “telling it like it is.” If Vanity fair wants to know what is good for them they’d better learn quickly that when it comes to criticizing any woman, Hillary Clinton is off limits. There is never a reason to criticize her, nor to question her integrity. Her superior intellect is unquestionable. She is not now, neither will she ever be deserving of the deep scrutiny that is only reserved for the people who do not hold to the leftist agenda.
Trump and North Korea
Attempts to appease North Korea have been ongoing for decades with nothing to show for these efforts. Our attempts at diplomacy with the North Koreans to resolve long standing tensions with them have yielded absolutely no fruit, and in fact; North Korea has been emboldened by the consistent efforts of world nations to appease them. Over the last twenty four years the effort to win over North Korea intensified, and in the mid nineties, it looked like we actually had a breakthrough. The concept of the sunshine approach was initiated, and a lot of concessions were made to the North in the attempt to normalize relationships between them and South Korea. The hope was that they would take off their cloak of hostility in response to the warmth of the new approach that was meant to coax them back in to joining, and normalizing relations with the community of nations.
Apart from a few very minor concessions over the years, the North gave nothing in return for the good fate measures that the United States and South Korea expressed toward them. Needless to say, appeasement as a strategy did not work. Over the course of three two term Presidents in the last twenty four years the North has grown more belligerent, and has continued on their march to attain nuclear weapons. They have used the billions of dollars that they received from the United states, to advance their weapons program while the people of their nation suffer under their brutal hand. During this time, not only have they continued to develop their mssile and nuclear program, but they have fired missiles over the air space of Japan, fired missiles into Japanese waters and attacked a populated South Korean island, unprovoked in 2010. They claimed that South Korea was planning an invasion of Pyongyang. In the attack on the South Korean island they killed two Marines and injured nineteen people. Since then they have continued in their provocations, becoming bolder with each passing year.
President Trump since assuming the Presidency has figuratively blown up the old approach to dealing with North Korea and has outwardly taken a very aggressive approach to dealing with Kim Jung Un, and people are worried. People should be worried about any conflict with North Korea because the ramifications of a reignited war with them would be devastating. Such a conflict is likely to produce civilian deaths and casualties on a scale that we have not seen in a very long time. While the US is likely to come out victorious in any such conflict, we know that they will do everything in their power to minimize civilian causalities. North Korea has no such reservations! They will not hesitate to indiscriminately unleash a torrent of missiles on the people of South Korea, taking tens, perhaps even hundreds of thousands civilian lives in the process. In the process many American Troops stationed in Seoul South Korea will likely die before even getting a chance to respond. If this occurs the United States, and South Korea will have no choice, but to answer with equal force. In such a scenario, large scale civilian deaths and casualties in the North will be unavoidable even with the United States policy of trying to minimize civilian deaths and casualities.
The situation is indeed serious, but the people who claim that the President is about to start a nuclear war should calm down. The President is taking a “coordinated chaotic” approach to dealing with North Korea. While diplomatic solutions are no doubt being approached in the background and is the preferred method, the President seems to be taking the “bad cop” approach, adding an element of unpredictability meant to keep the North Koreans guessing, and uncertain. The United States is not going to renew the war with south Korea on a whim or out of machismo. For those worried that Trump’s rhetoric will cause the North to react preemptively, they should keep in mind that even if Kim is tempted to test the United States; the people surrounding him may not be willing to go that far because Trump to them is indeed a wildcard on whom they are likely not willing to take a chance. They understand what the consequences of renewing the war with the United States would be. So when Trump, in response to Kim says he also has a nuclear button that works, no one should read into that more than it is. It is an unconventional President responding in an unconventional way to a dictatorial maniac who is not accustomed to being confronted in this manner. Trump’s response is meant to disorient the North Koreans, not the American people. People could make a sound argument that the President should not be so flippant or cavalier on such a serious matter, but this is nothing but braggadocio. He is mockingly confronting the Korean dictator on the dictator’s level. He is not threatening Armageddon. People should stop with the drama. The pretense of outrage and fear that the end of the world is imminent because of this stupid statement by the President is ridiculous. Just stop it!
Years of diplomatic outreach, and concessions by South Korea and the United states has yielded no meaningful reciprocal actions from the North Koreans. Maybe dealing with someone who portrays the image that President is painting may cause the North Koreans to show some restraint. While we would prefer to see our President behave in a more dignified manner, and respond more appropriately to this situation, people seriously need to chillax. Is it possible that the whole thing could unravel, sure, but what are the chances? People need to keep in mind who the villain in this is. Again, everyone needs to just chill. World war three is not about to begin. The people who are insisting that President Trump is mentally ill because of this are just pretending. It is just another symptom of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome), and the effort to derail his Presidency.
An Appeal to Black Voters
Black people in America who oppose President Trump have the right to do it, but they should avoid buying in to the narrative that we hear about every Republican President who sits in the white house. If black people disagree with Trump on the issues that is one thing, but if they are simply buying in to the ad hominem attacks that he is a white supremacist, that he hates women and wants to kill babies, they should really reconsider where they cast their political allegiance. This man has been in the public eye for decades, and as soon as he announced that he is running for President as a Republican candidate, he immediately became Hitler. People on the left pretend to know what is in his heart and mind, and refuse to judge him on the way he has treated people throughout his life. They’d rather go on personal interpretations of statements that he made rather than on his deeds, and it is quite fascinating to watch. His statement about why the country needs to control its borders is often given as an example of his hatred for “immigrants,” when people know full well, based on a compilation of his statements on the issue that his concern is with illegal immigration in general, and the criminal element in particular who are a part of that population.
While people jump on the President’s every word to dissect and decipher it to find bigotry, they willingly look past the blatant intolerance of politicians in the Democrat Party, making excuses for them as they go along. How else does one explain the tolerance shown to groups like ANTIFA? These people leave a trail of chaos, destruction, and sometimes blood everywhere they go, but they are never given the kind of coverage that one would think a group like this should get. How does one explain that to date, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Barrack Obama, Eric Holder and other prominent members of the Democrat Party have not come out and condemned this hostile, fascistic, violent group, bent on using intimidation as a tool to shut down those with whom they disagree? The media is yet to come out and portray them in the same light that they did the Tea Party, and to date they have not asked one Democrat politician to denounce Antfa’s actions. Is there no one who thinks that this is strange? The media remains fixated on white supremacist groups that cannot ever muster a crowd that is bigger than the counter crowd of protesters that will surely greet them wherever they go to spread their message of hate. Despite all of the hysteria over extremists on the right, political violence continues to be a tool and staple of the left. It has always been that way. It is not even a close competition. The history of political violence is on the left.
Liberals openly call black people like Stacy Dash, Deneen Borelli, Condeleezza Rice, Mia Long, Ben Carson, Herman Cain and others the most vicious names, and say the most hateful things about them simply because as black people, these black conservatives go against the grain politically. But the left continues to portray themselves as the champions of black people. A few months ago a Democratic city commissioner was caught on tape using racial slurs, deriding two black county assistant Attorneys, and calling Hispanics taco eaters. He never received the kind of coverage and backlash that seems only reserved for Republicans who are ever caught using the same kind of intolerant language. These are not one off incidents. It is a pattern on the left and the Democrat Party, but they get away with it over and over and over again.
In cities all across America ruled for decades by Democratic politicians, black people and other minority groups continue to live in poverty, drug infested neighborhoods, and crime ridden streets in a vicious cycle that seems incapable of being broken, yet these citizens continue to vote for the Democrat Party. Many black people are not even willing to try another way. Many of the people in these cities have become so dependent on the government that they think it is the only way they can survive. In the process anyone who dares to suggest that there is another, and a better way for them to get ahead are immediately labeled as racist. Many Democrat politicians are happy to keep black people in this situation because it secures the black vote. In all of this, these politicians cast themselves as compassionate, and while they say it often; their actions do not yield the results of someone who cares. In fact quite the opposite is true! That right there is the biggest irony. While the results of Democratic Party politicians are all around for people to see in places like Baltimore, Detroit, Ferguson, Washington DC, Los Angeles and other cities all around the country, these politicians get a pass because they have a capital D in front of their name.
Once again, if you are a black person who disagrees with Trump on policy, vote against him. If you believe that high taxes are a good thing, that the rich deserves to have the fruit of their labor taken from them because the government can put it to better use, the choice is clear. If you believe illegal immigration should not be addressed, and that Islamic terrorism is not a problem vote for the Democrat party. If you believe that the Government should force people to bake cakes for gay weddings against their religious convictions, or that the Government should force religious organizations to provide abortifacient drugs to people despite the religious convictions of these organizations, then you know where your vote should go. If you believe that abortion on demand is wonderful, and that a baby could be aborted up until the day before the due date, vote Democrat. If you believe that the second amendment has no place in present day America, and if you believe that the job of a supreme court judge is not to interpret, but make law, then go ahead and vote your conscience. If you believe that school vouchers that have helped so many black people where they have been implemented is wasteful, go ahead and vote for your favorite Democrat. But if you are simply voting for the Democrats because you buy into their race baiting, class warfare and other divisive political tactics and narrative, please reconsider your vote. No one man or party is the savior but we can certainly do better than the morally bankrupt Democrat Party.
The Demeanng of Black Conservatives
So here we go again with the leftist name calling of black people who do not hold to leftist ideology. Just like with conservative women, the left is allowed to say anything about black people and get away with it, because you see, black conservatives do not know their place. These black people are just a little too uppity for the left who knows what is best for black people and how they should think. So it was not a surprise to see a columnist from the Huffington Post call Senator Tim Scott a “black prop” for Donald Trump when the Senator was seen cheering the signing of the tax cut reform bill in front a group of Senators who were there to also witness and cheer on the signing.
Read the words of the Huffington post writer: “What a shocker… there’s ONE black person there and sure enough, they have him standing right next to the mic like a manipulated prop. Way to go @SenatorTimScott.” For those of you who do not read lefty language, here is the translation: “Look at this black idiot, he doesn’t even realize he is being used by these racist white men. I’m not surprised! These black fools who call themselves conservatives do not know what’s good for themselves. They are incapable of having an independent thought outside of the ideology that we have determined is best for them. Senator Scott, you idiot.” You need look no further to know what these people who constantly accuse everyone else of being racist think of many black people who do not fall in line with their idea of what black people should be or think. Of course, being a leftist white male of privilege, demeaning a man because of the color of his skin is quite alright.
By assuming that the only reason Senator Scott was at the front of the group of Senators and Congressmen was to be a prop, the commentator is saying this black man did not do anything to be at the front of the group. In his mind there is no way that this black conservative did anything to merit that prominent position. He was just a prop. Only in the la la land of leftist lunatics is this kind of behavior permissible. Like so many lefties, after being called out; he stood strong. After Senator Scott called him out he was fierce in his reply, letting Senator Scott know that the Senator was part of a sinister move that targeted minorities. This was probably meant to shame the Senator in to feeling guilty about “betraying” black people and other minorities.
Naturally in the age of social media, even though the likes of Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper and “leaders” of the black community like Al Sharpton are bound to remain silent; he still did not get away with it. After people called him out he apologized, and now all will be forgiven in the privileged world of the leftist white male. These are just the missteps of a zealous social justice warrior who deeply cares about black people. We all know that people on the left not racist right?
Folks, first of all, it is a lie that the current tax bill would raise taxes for the middle class. It is simply not true, and yes the rich and corporations will also benefit from the tax cuts. But why do people get so upset when the wealthy or corporations get money in tax cuts? How does the government taking money from the wealthy make anyone’s life better? People are up in arms because the current tax reform bill gives money back to the people who pay taxes. Let that soak into your brains for a minute, let it marinate. People getting back some of their own money makes other people angry. They would rather see a government that is 20 trillion dollars in debt, that racks up hundreds of billions of dollars in monthly deficits, and fraught with fraud waste and abuse to the tune of hundreds of billions more every year, seize people’s money.
The government does not produce anything. It is not their money. Steve Jobs was not rich because he took from the poor, Bill Gates is rich because of his ingenuity, and Warren Buffet is rich because he invested wisely. Business men take risks, they must deal with onerous regulations, worry about making payroll even when things are down. They invest their time, energy, resources, talent and abilities to be successful. Why would people begrudge them of the right to what they earn? Everyone cannot be the same. There will always be people who do better than others. Why is that wrong?
Nancy Pelosi called the newly passed tax reform bill theft. This woman believes that people getting to keep their own money is theft. Theft! Is this woman crazy, does the government have the right to the fruits of people’s labor simply because the government thinks they know better what to do with it, or because they think these people have too much?
Once again, the government does not produce anything. Ms. Pelosi is one of the people who is angry that the rich gets to keep more of their own money that they paid in taxes. If the purpose of the tax cuts is to stir the economy by putting money back in the hands of people who pay taxes, then why the rich should be excluded? Is it not the rich who pay the bulk of taxes? So naturally in any tax benefit, they too will get a tax break, with all of the people in the middle class who do pay taxes. If they get a disproportionate amount of money in any tax break it is because they paid a disproportionate amount of money into the system. Also, by definition, the almost fifty percent of the population who pay no federal taxes cannot receive anything if they put nothing into the system. That is just the way it is. Why is this so difficult to understand?
It is only possible for Bill Gates to do what he does with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation because he is rich? How would universities receive the exorbitant endowments that they do every year if not for the rich? How would Warren Buffet and the many other billionaires who have pledged to give half of their wealth to charity be able to do so if they had no wealth? Every year people give hundreds of millions of dollars to charities dedicated to medical research and many other noble causes because they have the means to do it. The money accomplishes so much more than the government could ever dream of accomplishing with ten times more.
There is not one single country in the world that has ever become wealthy through the redistribution of wealth. Not one! There are no socialist success stories. If anyone wants to know what socialism does, they need only look at Venezuela where the people are close to being equal, but none of them can help each other because they are all equally poor, so the people are all starving. The only ones doing well are those in power who divinely decided that some were too rich, and the powers that be needed to do something to make everyone more equal. Countries like Canada, the Scandinavian countries and other Europeans countries moved to the socialist model only after they became rich using the capitalistic model. In every corner of the world, and for the entire twentieth century there are glittering examples on the failure of socialism, and the success of capitalism, but people continue to believe that a small group of central planners taking money from the people are better able to manage the economy this way. Innovation thrives when people are allowed to keep the fruits of their labor. People do well when they are rewarded for their efforts, their ideas, their intellect, and their talents, through the free exchange of goods and services. No one has the right to deny people this right. It is a God given right not a privilege granted by Government.
People could go ahead and hate corporations if they want, but without corporations there’d be millions of jobs less. There’d be no iPhone, no Google, no YouTube, no Delta Airlines, no cable TV, no medical innovation, no COSTCO, SAMS club, or and many of the other things that we take for granted in our lives.
Government is necessary, and so is paying taxes, to provide security and some other essential public services, but the purpose of the Government is not to take people’s money because the Government thinks people have too much. Those who hold to this warped view need to rethink their ideology. It is not based on economics but jealousy and covetousness and that is dangerous.