Musings on the Week
November 10, 2018
Patriotism – "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." Mark Twain.
Politics – Behind the façade of the elections in 2018, the political stables became mutually cleared, with both Republicans and Democrats clearing their ranks of moderates.
Politics – The midterm elections proved Trump’s critics still underestimated him as the predicted Democrat “blue wave” became a blue ripple, barely winning the House.
Politics – With the Democrats winning the House, the question is how much time will be wasted investigating everything and “re-losing” the 2016 election, searching for mythical impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors” to justify a Trump impeachment.
Politics – The biggest midterm election takeaway is that America’s urban-rural divide has deepened with urban areas overwhelmingly Democrat and exurban areas Republican.
Politics – The future is not Republican versus Democrat; it’s nationalism versus Americanized Leninism; and it’s America First patriots versus increasingly violent Antifa useful idiots.
Politics – Democrats’ identity politics: Your rights, your entitlements, your claims against others depend on your skin color, your gender, your sexual preferences, your DNA, etc.
Politics – John Kennedy asked “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” but today’s Democrats ask “What must the country do for me?”
Politics – I predict that President Trump will match the civility and degree of compromise to that demonstrated by the Democrat House, and respond in kind to any rhetoric.
Media – The only reason CNN is still in business is because of their airport broadcast contract, so expect this cable network to fold once this contract ends, since they sacrificed integrity.
Media – It is about time that President Trump asserted some control over relations with the mainstream media, and rating and ranking organizations and reporters is long overdue.
Culture – Modern America is characterized by intense grassroots distrust of American elites — with red America especially disdainful of progressive elite institutions.
Government – "Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Government – Of the 260 million people killed through democide last century, the Chinese communists caused more than 80 million deaths, the Soviet communists for 63 million and the German national socialists (Nazis) 21 million, while other socialist regimes, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Cuba and North Korea, accounted for 8 million more.
Finance – The real question is whether bitcoin is just a very complex global technology pyramid scheme that depends on scamming more and more greedy people to join.
Debt – America’s three largest cities, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, are governed almost exclusively by Democrats and are all teetering on the edge of fiscal disaster.
Jobs - Economy delivering records: unemployment is at 50-year low, total number of Americans employed is another record, and more job openings than number unemployed.
Elections – The Heritage Foundation has compiled a database of 1,165 cases of election fraud across 47 states, more than 1,000 of them resulting in criminal convictions.
Energy – Renewable wind and solar energy is unreliable and intermittent and will be unable to replace fossil fuel energy until battery technology can provide storage to cover outages.
Environment – The global environmental movement goal has never been about climate change, but rather to unite the world under a single socialist government in which there is no capitalism, no democracy, and ultimately no freedom.
Immigration – Illegal aliens who sneak into this country make a mockery of asylum, since more than half never apply, only 8.3% even qualify, and the rest just melt into the interior.
Civil Rights – A majority of recent anti-Semitism attacks have been hate crimes by black nationalists and Muslims, who identify with Nazi racial supremacy attacks from the past.
Civil Rights – A post-Obama anti-white zeitgeist is out of Pandora’s box, with statue toppling, knock out games, self-self-segregated graduations, implicit this, privilege that, people being fired for thought-crimes, higher taxes on struggling families to subsidized race-based transfers, racialized comic book warriors, real historical heroes defaced with graffiti, suppressed speech, and our national anthem rebuked, while open immigration only makes it worse.
Patriotism – “My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” Abraham Lincoln.