Archive for April, 2016

The System is Rigged!

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

When you’re a kid, you live, if you’re lucky, as I was, under the most benovolent communism imaginable. All of your needs are provided for. The larger than life leaders love you, and you love them, at least until you’re a teenager. Then you go to college, paid for by that omniscient government of your life, your parents, or, more likely these days, you borrow the money from the real government.

Is it any wonder that there is a powerful communist tendency among young people? I certainly was a communist in my youth. I even joined a communist society, and gave it my all during my prime years.

Once a young person is dragged, kicking and screaming, into the real world where people pay you only if you create something of value that they are willing to pay for, a slow, incremental, political transformation begins to take place. When they marry and have children, and possibly, create a business of their own, this political transformation accelerates.

They become, dare I say it, Republicans.

But now Donald Trump has exposed the Republican Party to be just as big a fraud as the Democratic Party. Bernie Sanders is doing the same for the Democrats. Elizabeth Warren, who is so grievously wrong about so many things, is right, the system is rigged.

Now what? Bernie Sanders is a communist. Hillary Clinton is as corrupt and tied in to the rigged system as it is possible to be. Ted Cruz is, well what can I say, nobody likes Lyin’ Ted. That leaves the Donald. He might be a terrible President. He might be totally ineffectual, like Schwarzenegger in California. But that would still be better than the last eight years.

Give me government unable to do anything over progressive government every time. And it just might be possible that Mr. Trump could seal the borders, negotiate better trade deals, rethink the whole military strategy regarding NATO and the Middle East. It could happen.

It’s worth a shot.

Better to Lose with Cruz

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

No matter how well organized the Donald Trump campaign is, in the undemocratic state selection processes where the party bosses pick, such as Colorado, Cruz wins. This media spin about how Trump is just too unorganized, or too unsavvy to understand the process, is BS. There is no amount of organization or savvyness that would convince the Republican establishment to back Trump. They don’t like Cruz either, but they are confident that he will lose to Hillary Clinton, whereas they’re not so sure about Trump.

Globalism vs. Nationalism

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

I think it boils down to a split between the globalists and the nationalists, those who think globally, who disdain borders, and those who believe that their country matters. The globalists imagine themselves to be morally superior beings who embrace all mankind (oops, I mean all personkind), as opposed to those backward, ignorant, inferior people who love their country, are proud of their ethnicity, and who like living with people more or less like themselves.

The USA is exceptional in that people actually do make connections across tribal lines sometimes, more than has ever occurred before in human history, and that’s great, but still it doesn’t happen all that much. Black people and white people and Hispanic people and Middle Eastern people and Asian people and Jewish people, Czechs and Slovaks, are all very different, culturally and (dare I say it) genetically.

The deniers of this obvious, scientific truth are in charge in Europe and, to a lesser degree, the United States. The result is very very bad policy like open borders, no child left hehind, aid to dependent children, affirmative action, Muslim immigration, etc.

The globalists are winning of course. They are way out in front. But Trump has exposed the whole charade for what it is. I have no doubt that they will be able to deny him the Republican nomination. They will do whatever it takes. But the con is not holding. The next few years promise to be very interesting.