BORDER SECURITY VERSUS DEMOCRAT HYPROCRACY

Gallup release a poll last month that indicated Americans believe that illegal immigration is one of the top two problems facing our country. The biggest problem is the idea that our government does not work for the people. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are primary reasons why people have little faith in our government. They prefer to play politics rather than execute the most important duty of their office, to protect the security of the citizens of the United States.

These two say that there is no border problem, that it is a fiction of the President, who is simply trying to placate his voting base prior to the 2020 election. They say it is a fabrication that has no real meaning, that a “border wall” is unneeded and a waste of money.

Right now we have 60,000+ crossing the border monthly, most of which are minors both accompanied by parents and unaccompanied. These people are coming over as economic migrants, most of them will not pass muster as asylum seekers. They will, however be released into our country until their court date comes up, and most will never show up for that. With them come many diseases that will spread throughout our citizenry. Criminals also come in with the flow of illegals, creating more crime on our side of the border. People will also die attempting to come here, and Nancy and Chuck say this is not a crisis. They are right, it is not a crisis, it is an invasion!

The President is asking for 5 billion dollars for additional border security. It is estimated that we spend 159 billion dollars annually to maintain these illegal aliens in our country. It is insanity to do nothing, and nothing is exactly what Nancy and Chuck are planning. They don’t care about Americans, they care about their own power, and their hate for Donald Trump. Nothing else seems to matter to them, not even the 800,000 federal workers without paychecks, most of whom vote Democrat.


SOCIALISM RISING

Nikita Khrushchev once said “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into our hands.” His Soviet Union did not survive long enough to see this come true, but it is in the realm of possibilities today.

We now have a Democrat Party that by all rights should change its name to the “Socialist Party”. Bernie Sanders is in the forefront of this movement, followed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Raul Grijalva, Keith Ellison, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi and many others. In fact, there are currently 69 members in congress that can be identified as “Socialists”, and many more that espouse those views but will not wear the label. This is a disturbing trend.

What part of our population looks upon Socialism as a solution to Capitalism’s perceived ills? Fully 51% of 18-29 year old people in the USA have a favorable view of Socialism. This is the largest group of supporters, with declining support when viewing other older age groups. It indicates that maturity lends itself to an understanding that Socialism does not deliver. It is also an indictment of our educational system, one that has drifted to the far left over the last few decades, promoting Socialism as the preferred economic system.

Globalists are also promoting Socialism, with their vision of “ONE WORLD GOVERNANCE” and the push for economic redistribution in the form of fighting their latest boogeyman, “CLIMATE CHANGE”. It is their idea that Socialism is the only way that their plan can work, and the push for Socialism is relentless. The UN, EU, and other international organizations are involved with this movement.

There are many reasons for this resurgence of popularity for this failed economic system. For the young, the prospect of “Free stuff” is very alluring. Free College, Student loan forgiveness, free medical care, guaranteed minimum income, jobs for everyone, and a host of other promised giveaways make Socialism look like Christmas every day to them. For politicians, it is a system that has the intoxicating allure of power. The knowledge that once the populace is fully engaged in this system, their power over them would then be limitless. For Globalists, their need for absolute power would then be assured as the whole world would be suckling off the tit of Socialism, a system that they ultimately would control.

It would be a very dark future indeed, if Socialism would take hold. We need to fight to insure that its dark side is unmasked. We need to take back our educational system, and insure that it will once and for all be teaching real history, real civics, real economics. We also need to vote politicians out of office that aspire to control us, rather than to work for us. We also need to “walk away” from the Globalists that would take our freedom away, allegedly for the greater common good for mankind.

Capitalism is the only economic system that has pushed much of the world into prosperity that could not even be dreamed of until the last century. More people are out of poverty because of Capitalism than at any other time in world history. The food lines in Socialist countries in the last century, coupled with over 100 million people murdered at the altar of Socialism must be taught for all its worth. There is no greater threat to our freedom and our prosperity than Socialism.

ARMAGEDDON FOR THE REPUBLIC?

We are witnessing the systematic destruction of our duly elected President.  This is being perpetrated not only by a highly partisan special counsel that is looking into every aspect of Donald Trump’s life, but by state officials that are investigating his business, his charities, his personal and private acquaintances, and his family.  In the wings is a newly elected Democrat majority in the House of Representatives incentivized to investigate in tandem with these other prosecutors in order to make a case for impeachment.  This has nothing to do with “Russian Collusion”.  This has everything to do with implementing an actual coup on the office of the President by forces that desire to change the results of a legally certified election.  The will of the people be damned, these forces will do anything to eliminate Trump.

 The hope now for them is that somewhere in the pile of investigations there is something that points to any wrongdoing.  Did he cheat on his taxes?  Did a family member make an unsavory business decision?  Did Trump use money from his charity for personal expenses?  Anything, no matter how small or insignificant will do.  Anything that will justify digging deeper into his life, digging deeper into the lives of those around him.  The narrative of possibilities may even be enough.  Keep the pressure up, and maybe impeachment won’t be necessary.  He might step down voluntarily.  He might lose his base as the investigations endlessly dig into what seems to be a boundless abyss of possible wrongdoings.  As a fallback, he might decide that it is not worth the trouble to run for a second term. 

 This isn’t just about the President.  In effect, the ruling class is coming after us.  That’s right, they are coming after everything that gives us, the people power over them.  The Constitution according to the ruling class should be a living document.  In their minds, it is too restrictive on their power.  They tell us that the Bill of Rights is outdated, and that the Amendments are not indicative to the time we currently live in.  The First and Second Amendments are under withering attack.  They want to restrict free speech, and their desire to confiscate guns is never-ending.  New voters are coming by the thousands from Third World countries do to their “Open Borders” policy.  The balance of power in our country is shifting in fast order.  These new people are uneducated, unskilled, and will vote for the party that will give them benefits.  We are becoming a state that is increasingly governed by a ruling class that knows they need new votes to tilt the balance of power forever in their favor.  Make no mistake about it, they need to take our power, our freedom, in order to ensure that they will rule us.  Trump is simply in their way.  That’s why he has to go. 

We as Americans, as a free people cannot stand by and do nothing but simply witness the destruction of our Republic.  Every freedom loving American needs to take a stand.  Democracies don’t fall apart, they are taken apart by people’s decisions.  We know what decisions are being made by the ruling class to take apart our system.  Will we make the decision not to do anything?

China’s Strategy for Empire: The Second Cold War

Type 003 Aircraft Carrier China

China, unlike the West, looks at strategic plans that work over decades.  The West over the last 40years has mostly been reactionary, simply doing what they have to in order to get through a month, a quarter, maybe a year or two.  They have put together a master plan, one that is as creative as it is massive, to put themselves in the forefront of world economics, and also place them in the position where by default, they will eventually control the world as their defacto Empire.  That is not an overstatement.  Right now, they are putting together action plans that will make this happen if everything they are betting on comes to fruition.  This is a game changer in world order, and has brought about the second Cold War.

They are doing many things to make this happen.  The first part of this plan is to create away to bi-pass current trade routes from the East to the West.  They are doing that with their “New Silk Road” program.  The first part of this program is taking transportation to the Mid-East and Western Europe overland,building roads, pipelines and railroads from mainland China to the Middle-East and to Central Asia and Europe.  This would effectively bi-pass traditional sea routes to those areas.  “But OBOR (One Belt, One Road Initiative) is far more than a purely economic initiative. It also serves Beijing’s other overarching foreign policy goal: to reach strategic parity with the United States in Asia and reshape its security environment to ensure its rise is unrestrained. A central concern is China’s trade routes being cut off in the event of confrontation with the United States, given that it is surrounded by a string of American friends and allies” (What’s driving China’s Silk Road, and how should the West respond).

China is also spending a lot of money developing harbors and infrastructure in many 3rd world countries, with their selling point that it is mutually beneficial.  China can help them get their raw materials to the ports quicker, and as their economies grow, they can buy more Chinese goods.  China has a big problem with their economy.  It is not balanced by what the market needs, but rather in many cases by what the central government dictates they should produce.  It makes for a great imbalance in goods being produced that their current markets cannot absorb.  In theory, they can distribute these surplus goods to these countries that work with them to create the roads that they need to get to other markets and make both China and other poor countries richer.  It is now tending to do the opposite, but that is not necessarily a bad thing for China. 

The bulk of major Silk Road projects are in Malaysia, South Asia, and Indochina.  In fact, so far,they have targeted over 1.5 trillion USD in these areas, and the number is expected to double in the next few years. The big issue right now is that these countries jumped at the chance to have China build them infrastructure, but it now appears that it is a “one-way street” with China.  China provides the construction companies, the funding, and then bills the countries back for allof the work done.  These countries can in many cases barely feed their own people, let alone pay back the loans for this infrastructure development.  This gives China a bigger role in their governments and the control of the finished product, basically spreading out their influence in a big part of the world through debt rather than conquest.  They in effect, own the destiny of these countries and they have to tow the line with China, or else!  “The conventional worry about the Belt and Road initiative — an open-ended framework for an estimated $1.5 trillion of infrastructure projects over the next decade across Southeast Asia, South Asia and Central Asia — is that it will doom the recipients of its largess to a future as indebted clients of Beijing(Soviet Collapse Echoes in China’s Belt and Road).

In the South China Sea, China has effectively claimed the entire area for themselves.  The only thing stopping them at this point in time is the US Navy.  They are rapidly building up their Navy Fleet, with state-of-the-art destroyers and aircraft carriers.  “China is producing warships at a rapid clip as it modernizes its navy, which has been taking an increasingly prominent role among the country’s armed forces” (South China Sea: Chinese Military unveils first of 18 “New Generation” Warships). China is also developing artificial islands all over the South China Sea, destroying natural coral and making them effectively static aircraft carriers, and at the same time, declare the area around these strategically placed artificial islands as Chinese territory. “U.S. Navy Adm. Philip Davidson told the Senate Armed Services Committee that China can now control the South China Sea “in all scenarios short of war with the United States” because of its increasing military presence there” (China, Trade and Artificial Islands).  It appears that their end-game here is to shut down the West and control the sea-lanes where most of the world international trade exists.  “More than half of the world’s annual merchant fleet tonnage passes through the Straits of Malacca, Sunda, and Lombok, with the majority continuing on into the South China Sea”.(South China Sea Oil Shipping Lanes)

China also has their eyes on the continent of Africa.  Africa is rich in raw materials, which China needs to continue their economic expansion. They are now investing in infrastructure in Eastern Africa using the same playbook they have used in the Asian theater, selling countries on the idea that they will mutually benefit from infrastructure investment.  These governments have jumped on the chance,just like their Asian counterparts to take advantage of the opportunity to build up their infrastructure.  They have the same problems as their Asian counterparts, they cannot afford the investments, and will be defaulting on the loans used to build roads, railways,and ports.  That gives China an oversized say in their national affairs, but that is also a double-edged sword.  These countries are highly unstable, usually at war with their neighbors, and have the possibility of China losing their investment permanently through default and destruction.  They do have a plan for that, one that isvery strategic.  “China’s aircraft carriers could therefore be used to assist its on-the-ground allies and what might eventually also be their Russian “mercenary”  partners with the crucial air support that oftentimes makes all the difference when dealing with the rural Unconventional Warfare elements of any Hybrid War”.(China’s Aircraft Carriers will give it multiple floating bases in Africa)  This effectively would eventually give them control of the African continent if the strategy works, along with all the riches that it affords them. 

“China’s aircraft carriers could therefore be used to assist its on-the-ground allies and what might eventually also be their Russian mercenary partners with the crucial air support that oftentimes makes all the difference when dealing with the rural Unconventional Warfare elements of any hybrid war.”  (China’s Aircraft Carriers will give it multiple floating bases in Africa)  This effectively would eventually give them control of the African continent if the strategy works, along with all the riches that it affords them.

China’s Empire strategy does not end there.  They realize that there are untold riches under the North polar ice cap, and they are making moves to capture that also.  There has been melting of the cap due to global warming in recent years, and that has opened up sea lanes that were previously closed for transit. (China and Russia may take over the top of the world, the new Silk Road through the Arctic)As a non-Arctic state, they have teamed up with Russia in the endeavor to dominate this area.  They have also opened up talks with other nations that have borders with the Arctic, but their serious partner is Russia.  They want to control these new sea-lanes, and in the event that they freeze over once again, Russia is the only country in the world with nuclear powered ice-breakers that can travail this area once it is again frozen over.  “The increasingly powerful armed forces of China and Russia have only bolstered ties as they invest in up to 35 trillion USD in oil and gas in the Arctic.”  They are also interested in controlling these sea routes because it gives them strategic advantage in trade and sea-power that would be invaluable in lessening the power of the West.

They are also strengthening their military with stolen information.  They have hacked numerous USA and European military and military contractor sites and have stolen designs on just about every top-secret innovation that the West has to offer, and have been successful duplicating weapons that are very comparable to those in the West. In fact, they have almost neutralized our technological advantage in this area through theft.  This has been a great policy for them, being that they have caught up with the West with a minimum in actual R&D cost or time investment.  One example of these hacks is this one:  “Chinese government hackers have compromised an unnamed contractor for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, as submarine research branch of the military.”  (Chinese Hackers Steal sensitive data on US subs and missiles from military contractor, report says)  They got a lot more than military capability and designs with this hack, in fact they also got the cryptographic codes that our submarine and surface warfare forces use in time of war. 

China also regularly hacks our corporations for trade secrets and steals designs.  They also require our companies to turn over IP without any compensation in order to penetrate the Chinese market.  “Chinese theft of American IP currently costs$225 billion and $600 billion USD annually.”  (How much has USA lost from China’s IP theft)  This theft is unconscionable and President Trump is negotiating with China using the threat of tariffs to end this travesty.  I wish him luck, but China just might think the risk is worth the reward.


China has also teamed up with Russia on a quest to wrest control of the internet from the USA.  This is how they call it:  “Moscow and Beijing, deeply resentful of American power, are again finding ideological common cause, jointly aiming at two pillars of of the post “Cold War” dispensation:  a borderless Internet and international civil society.  They are doing so on the declared basis of national sovereignty.”  (How Russia and China are co-operating to dismantle America’s dominance of the internet”  In actuality, they are seeking to isolate their countries from the freedom of the internet, to ensure that they do not get information from outside of their approved sources about what is happening in the world around them.  They see that free-flow of information is an issue with their dominance over their control of their despotic societies.  They want the USA  to cede control to them, and so far, have had search engines like Google comply with their wishes.  Others are not far behind.

Their plan is broad, strategic, and long-term.  It could have the effect of changing everything that we know as true in the world.  World order could be re-defined, and the West, lead by the USA could be in for a ride of their life.  That is, of course, if China does not over expand itself financially, as the Soviet Union did.  Their investment in 3rd world countries, Siberia, and in military spending did them in.  Their command and control economy just were no match for the West, even though they had the fastest growth internationally from the end of WW2 until the late 1950’s.  They buried themselves in debt, and they fell hard, and by the end of the 1980’s they were no longer an Empire.

China is possibly in a similar situation.  Their labor supply is shrinking due to their longstanding 1 child per couple law.  Their population is ageing and too few young people are there as replacements.  Soon, India will be the most populous country because of this trend.  China also has massive debt, not only with their military spending, but with their own infrastructure and other industrial projects, many of which never needed to be built.  This is their Achilles heel.

It is undeniable that we are in another Cold War.  Some of the same players, Russia and China are our adversaries.  We have our old allies with the EU and their new members, many countries in the Asian theater, with India and Japan in particular.  With globalization, or economies are more deeply entwined, and the results of this new Cold War will have many future repercussions.  It is time for the USA and our allies to have their own long-term strategic plan to insure survival.  We cannot count on China and Russia being defeated by their own weight, even though that is definitely one prospect.  We need a proper plan, or this can spin out of control and we just might have a hot war on our hands.  In this day and age, that is unthinkable!  The world order has depended on America’s active involvement protecting sea lanes and free trade for 70 years.  It is apparent that America and her allies need to continue involvement in this role to ensure the world will be a peaceful one in the future.There are plans underway right now to meet this threat.  The US Navy is in the process of taking their fleet from 280 warships to 355 in the next 20 years.  Naval power on the high seas is paramount to keeping the shipping lanes open and free not just for us, but for the whole world.  President Trump has extracted a commitment from NATO members to bring their military spending up to a minimum of 2% of their GNP, a goal that most have not met in order to address this issue.  Japan, Philippines, India, and other Asian allies are increasing their military spending to meet the Chian challenge.  This is a start to think strategically that was absent for almost a decade, and with hard work and some luck we and our allies will prevail.

The focus should not just be on military hardware and strategy.  When it comes to cyber-espionage with both commercial and military technology, we need to hold China accountable for their actions.  The President’s tariffs are part of that equation, but leaders of companies and military counterparts that lead in this theft should also be held responsible for these actions, and detained and tried if available.  It has to be made perfectly clear that we are not going to put up with these actions any more.  If we are to diffuse this new Cold War, and embrace worldwide freee trade, we have to have systems in place that insure that this laudable goal is met, and consequences for those that would endeavor to impede.

Citations

Petamagoda, Kadira, “Order from Chaos: What’s driving China’s Silk Road, and how should the West Respond?”. May 17, 2017.  www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos-2017/05/17/whats-driving-chinas-silk-road-and-how-should-the-west-respond

Korybko, Andrew, “A new Space Race for a New Cold War”.  August 30,2018.  www.globalresearch.ca/a-new-space-race-for-a-new-cold-war

Fickling, David,  “Soviet Collapse echoes in China’s Belt and Road” August 12, 2018.   www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-08-12/soviet-collapse-echoes-in-chinas-belt-and-road

Korybko, Andrew,  “China’s Aircraft Carriers will give it multiple floating bases in Africa”.  April,5,2018.  www.orientalreview.org/2018/05/04/chinas-aircraft-carriers-will-give-it-multiple-floating-bases-in-Africa

O’Connor, Tom,  “China and Russia may take over the top of the world, New Polar Silk Road through the Artic”. January 26, 2018. www.newsweek.com/china-russia-may-take-over-top-world-new-polar-silk-road-792490

Pham, Sherisse,  “How much has US lost from China’s IP theft?”.  March 23, 2018.  www.news4jax.com/money/how-much-has-us-lost-from-chinas-ip-theft

“South China Sea: Chinese military unveils first of 18 “New Generation” warships”.  Reuters 06/28/2017.  www.newsweek.com/chinas-newest-warship-toy-10000-ton-anti-missile-submarine-warship

Morris, David,  “Chinese hackers steal sensitive data on U.S. subs and missiles from military contractor, report says”.  June 10, 2018.  www.fortune.com/2018/06/10/chinese-hackers-steal-sensitive-data-us-military

Malcomson, Scott,  “How Russia and China are co-operating to dismantle America’s dominance of the Internet”.  May 5, 2016  www.huffingtonpost.com/stott-malcomson/russia-china-internet-b-9841670-html

Freidman, George,  “China, Trade and artificial islands”.  May 21, 2018.  www.geopoliticalfutures.com/china-trade-artificial-islands/

“South China Sea oil shipping lanes”.  www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/spratly-ship.htm

Harper, John  “Expanding the Fleet: Navy charts course for 355 ships”.  April,4,2018.  http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2018/4/6/expanding-the-fleet-navy-charts-course-for-355-ships





DESTROYING OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM TO “GET TRUMP”

Gavel, Auction, Law, Hammer, Symbol

It is interesting how leftists are now rejoicing in Cohen’s plea of guilty to lying to congress about when the proposed business deal to put a Trump tower in Moscow was shelved. Instead of January 2016 it was shelved in June of 2016. So what?
There is nothing illegal about a candidate conducting business while running for office. At any point before the November 2016 election, it was perfectly legal and appropriate to run his business while running for office. Further, there is no law on the books that says a person cannot do business with Russia. In fact, American companies at that point in time regularly did business with Russia. Russia is an antagonist to us, but we are not at war with them.
I can only guess that the hope is on the left that something, virtually anything may be dug up on our President to somehow taint him before the 2020 election cycle. Russian collusion is dead, so maybe, just maybe Mueller might find something else in Trumps past to hang over his head. He certainly has tried his worst to find anything. He has hired partisan “pit bull” lawyers, ones that will stop at nothing to convict. So partisan are these lawyers that some even represented the Clintons, their foundation, and other leftist causes. They are working hard. They have ruined many lives, manufactured crimes to extract any type of damaging information, while hanging long sentences over the heads of those they target.
The shameful part of this whole process is that it is a sham. Instead of running a legitimate investigation, Mueller and his team are simply building a gallows, and manufacturing crimes that they hope will eventually give them the cover to put their noose around the Presidents neck. This is not how justice is supposed to work in this country. Justice in this country always presupposes innocence, and investigations are never conducted as a fishing exercise when no reasonable evidence of wrongdoing is evident. That is patently against our system of justice, and it is a travesty that all of us should take notice of. This is a kangaroo court, much like those found in current day China and Cuba.
The investigation was started on the premise that the dossier that was paid for by the Clinton election campaign had verified and damning information in it. That was patently false, and by now anyone with half a brain knows that. This is simply an effort to get Trump at any cost, including the destruction of our very own criminal justice system. This is a very sad time for our country, watching one of the most sacred tenants of our government perverted to serve the ends of partisan hatred. Every American should be concerned about this growing cancer, as it will eventually have an effect on all of us, and not in a positive way!

ONE WORLD GOVERNANCE AND THE PROGRESSIVE’S WAR AGAINST NATIONALISM

In the last few weeks we have seen CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, New Republic and many other left leaning media groups all coming out with the same narrative.  We have also seen the Progressive left embrace the media’s narrative.  That narrative is that President Trump is a “White Nationalist”.  President Trump recently stated with great pride that he was a “Nationalist”.  He meant it by the actual definition of the word, which is “A person that advocates political independence for a country.  Having loyalty and devotion to his nation.”  Simply, this is why he was elected, to promote Americanism versus Globalism.  So where did the label “White Nationalist” come from?  Why are they using it when the President did not intend to place that particular label on himself?

The fantasy of “White Nationalism” espouses the belief that white people are a separate race, and that a person with this viewpoint seeks to maintain a white nationalist identity.  In a country as diverse as ours, this would be very unpopular for the many people here that are not considered white.  The Leftist Progressive narrative that the President is a “White Nationalist” is an attempt to halt and reverse his popularity with the minority population in this country.  The accusation is deliberate and intrinsically racist in nature, and intellectually bankrupt. They see a threat to their power not only in our nation, but a threat that is global in nature. 

This weekend, our President is in France celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.  He is with President Macron, who is an advocate of Globalism.  He, along with others worldwide have a goal of eventual one world governance.  Our Presidents nationalist stance is a major roadblock to this ultimate goal.  President Macron just yesterday made a major speech, with President Trump at his side, indicating that “Nationalism” is the greatest threat to world security. That “Nationalism” is often times confused with “Patriotism” which unlike “Nationalism” is a very good attribute.  He stated that world peace would only be achieved if all peoples of the world disavow nationalism and embrace patriotism instead.  In short, he was making an argument that “One World Governance” should be our Globalist goal, and that nationalism only leads to wars like WWI, and is an outdated dangerous concept.

With the media, the EU, China, Liberal Progressives here, and other governments around the world promoting “One World Governance”, they all understand that the richest and most powerful nation in the world, the United States of America, is the key to achieving their goal.  With our President standing resolutely in their way, they will never succeed.  In order to shift opinion and have a chance of getting rid of Trump, their major obstacle, they have to use a false narrative, and hope that the American people are gullible enough to believe them.  If that is true, and as a nation we are that gullible, we will soon dissolve into history as another great nation that fell due to our own ignorance and corruption.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”


― Abraham Lincoln

Hating the man, loving the results: Method to madness

President Trump is irritating.  He is loud, uncouth, and totally unconventional. He is an unfaithful husband. He aggrandizes his achievements, when his claims sometimes are easily disproved.  He constantly tweets whatever comes to his mind, and sometimes seems to contradict himself.  He holds rallies for his base that many citizens find embarrassing.  He is completely and unabashedly politically incorrect.  93% of press about him is negative.  He is unlike any other President in my memory.  In spite of all of these failings, he delivers, and delivers big!

He counters negative bias with his tweets.  In effect, his tweets get his messaging out, even if most mainstream media outlets refuse to honestly report his message.  He tweets on average 8.45X per day, and has 55+million followers. (twittercounter.com) He covers news he is focused on, highlights successes in his administration, and shows the direction of his thought process for governance in real-time.  Twitter activity effectively counteracts much of the negative press that he receives on a daily basis.  In fact, many of his tweets are embedded in the mainstream media’s story line, even though it is mostly twisted to a negative narrative. (Political.Law)  This seems to mostly backfire on the mainstream media.  Trump effectively forces the media to focus on subjects he wants.  In spite of their 93% negative reporting (Harvard Study), the President now has a 47% approval rating, which is 3 points higher than Obama had at the same time in his Presidency.(Newshub)  This in spite of the love affair that mainstream media had for President Obama during his first 2 years in office.

He counters negative bias with his tweets.  In effect, his tweets get his messaging out, even if most mainstream media outlets refuse to honestly report his message.  He tweets on average 8.45X per day, and has 55+million followers. (twittercounter.com) He covers news he is focused on, highlights successes in his administration, and shows the direction of his thought process for governance in real-time.  Twitter activity effectively counteracts much of the negative press that he receives on a daily basis.  In fact, many of his tweets are embedded in the mainstream media’s story line, even though it is mostly twisted to a negative narrative. (Political.Law)  This seems to mostly backfire on the mainstream media.  Trump effectively forces the media to focus on subjects he wants.  In spite of their 93% negative reporting (Harvard Study), the President now has a 47% approval rating, which is 3 points higher than Obama had at the same time in his Presidency.(Newshub)  This in spite of the love affair that mainstream media had for President Obama during his first 2 years in office.

And then there are the rallies.  President Trump has made 10 general rallies since the start of his Presidency, and will have conducted 44 mid-term rallies by November 5th, giving a grand total of 54 rallies by that date.  These rallies do a great job of ginning up his base, which is important, especially in the light of the upcoming election. (en.wikpedia.org) His rallies are generally aired live on Fox News, which gives him a larger audience than just the sold-out stadiums where he holds these events.  With the amount of rallies he does, and with the co-operation of Fox News, these events are highly effective not only with his base, but with others that do not attend rallies but watch the #1 cable news network.  He has mastered the art of overcoming the negative news coverage of all the other media outlets very successfully.  He is also the only President ever to hold arena sized mid-term rallies, and its his gamble to make the mid-terms about him, rather than about local issues.  He takes this gamble on the wave of economic successes he has had in order to stem the tide of history that dictates the President’s party will lose congressional seats in the mid-term election.  (Forbes)

In spite of roadblocks put up by Democrats in congress, the #resist movement, and the mainstream media, President Trump has an impressive list of accomplishments in his first 600 days in office.  Some of the more notable and impressive successes are:

  • Almost 4 million jobs created since election.
  • More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
  • We have created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since my election.
  • Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than THREE DECADES.
  • Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
  • New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
  • Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
  • African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
  • Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
  • Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma
  • Under my Administration, veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
  • Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.
  • The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. We are committed to VOCATIONAL education.
  • 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future—highest ever.
  • Retail sales surged last month, up another 6% over last year.
  • Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After tax cuts, over $300 billion dollars poured back in to the U.S. in the first quarter alone.
  • As a result of our tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
  • Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
  • Opened ANWR & Approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
  • Record number of regulations eliminated.
  • Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
  • Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE.
  • My Administration is providing more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short-term duration plans.
  • Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. And thanks to our efforts, many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs–saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.
  • Signed Right-To-Try Legislation.
  • Secured $6 billion dollars in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  • We have reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16% during my first year in office.
  • Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
  • Increased our coal exports by 60%; U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high.
  • United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
  • Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
  • Cancelled the illegal, anti-coal, so-called Clean Power Plan.
  • Secured record $700 billion dollars in military funding; $716 billion next year.
  • NATO allies are spending $69 billion dollars more on defense since 2016.
  • Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the armed forces.
  • Confirmed more circuit court judges than any other new administration.
  • Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch; Nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal.
  • Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
  • Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court.
  • Issued executive order to keep open Guantanamo Bay.
  • Concluded an historic U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal to replace NAFTA. And negotiations with Canada are underway as we speak.
  • Reached a breakthrough agreement with the EU to increase U.S. exports.
  • Imposed tariffs on foreign Steel & Aluminum to protect our national security.
  • Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
  • Net exports are on track to increase by $5
  • 9 billion dollars this year.
  • Improved vetting & screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
  • We have begun BUILDING THE WALL. Republicans want STRONG BORDERS and NO CRIME. Democrats want OPEN BORDERS which equals MASSIVE CRIME.(Washington Examiner)

This is quite an impressive list for being in office for less than 2 years!  Lessening taxes

and regulations has supercharged the economy.   Getting rid of bad trade deals, and renegotiating

them to our advantage will pay off in the future.  Getting out of lopsided international agree-

ments was also a positive move.  His energy policy is leading us to energy independence, an

elusive goal that we have not achieved since the 1950’s!  He may go down in history as one of

the most prolific and successful Presidents in our history.

MAGA DAY RALLY AT THE TRUMP STAR 10/3/2018

We have reported on many rallies in the past, but this one was really unique.  Unlike rallies we have previously covered, this one was very positive, with only one dissenter.  It was a fun afternoon with people of all races and creeds getting together to celebrate our country, and also to get people involved in the voting process.  It was a highly successful event, and with some luck, it will get more people to the polls.


Johnny Nalbandian was there talking to everyone that would listen.  He is a good man, a dark horse candidate that is running as a conservative in one of the most liberal districts in the country.  I wish him luck, and you cannot find a better candidate to replace Adam Schiff!

Johnny Nalbandian waving to some of his supporters!

There was only one protester.  He added his comment to the proceeding, and then ran away!  No one else had anything negative to say about this gathering.  In fact, many people were interested enough to talk to those there, and bought Trump gear at the exhibit table!

The only one that decided to protest!




Table selling Trump paraphernalia.




The gas tax is giving California the highest gas prices in the nation!

Gays for Trump!

More Trump supporters!

Rally with interesting characters!
Media capturing opinions!

TURNING POINT USA CALIFORNIA STATE LONG BEACH “CAMPUS CLASH” 10/23/2018

This event was held in the Beach Auditorium on the campus of Cal State Long Beach.  Charlie Kirk is the founder of this group, which now is active on over 1300 college campuses nationwide.  Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens are prominent conservative activists that devote their time to promoting Conservative principles with college students.  Colleges today are bastions of Liberal Progressive thought, and they see themselves as the counter-balance to the indoctrination imposed upon college students.

The event itself was well attended.  Over 700 people had requested tickets, but only 280 seats were in the venue.  Needless to say, there was great interest in the event, and many people were disappointed that they could not attend.  There were also protesters that shouted at those waiting in line to get in. They had signs promoting Socialism, eliminating Capitalism, and vilifying Conservatism. They hurled invective’s at those attending the event, creating quite a scene!  Police were there in force, and there was noise, but violence was not tolerated:

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Inside, Charlie Kirk and Candice Owens put on a 45 minute presentation.  Their first topic was explaining the left’s “War on Men”.  Then there was a conversation about Kanye West, and how the media misrepresents his patriotism, instead painting him as an “Uncle Tom”.  The conversation shifted to pointing to the Democrats as a “Party of Division”, expounding on identity politics and its toxic effect on our society.

Some time then was spent on the “Lie of the Switch”.  This was identified as the marketing program that Democrats have had for years, espousing that Republicans are racist today, and that the parties actually switched identities from civil war times and that Democrats are now the party that fights to end racism.  Countless examples, including the fact that the Democrats founded the KKK, and that the 1964 civil rights acts were passed in congress primarily by Republicans, with stiff Democrat resistance.  The case was made that there was no party switch, just a marketing effort to convince minorities to vote Democrat that had nothing to do with reality.

There was a discussion about how the Democrats continually lose in the marketplace of ideas.  Right now all they really have is #resist, and that is a loser.  They have no ideas that will actually improve society, just resistance to ideas that they have had no participation in creation.  They want the past  policies and regulations of the Obama Administration back in place, even after there is definitive proof that they were failures.

A discussion on “victim-hood” was presented, with evidence that no one needs to be a victim.  The idea that the best entitlement is a job was powerful.  That the free market is the best economic justice hit home.  Limited government was presented as the best kind of government possible, and that too much centralized power in Washington was detrimental to the health of our nation.

The last topic was on racial diversity.  It was graphically pointed out that although the Democrats promote racial diversity as a societal benefit, they have no intention of having that diversity also stray with critical thought.  They impose ideological uniformity on their followers, so that it does not matter your color, your religion or lack of one, that you must believe in lockstep exactly what they require in order for you to be in “good standing”.  Sort of “mind control”.

The last 45 minutes was set aside for Q&A.  Charlie and Candice asked that those that did not agree with the presentation be given the microphone first.  This part of the show was disappointing.  Those participating in the Q&A did not have any dissent to share with the speakers.  Those in disagreement were only those outside protesting the event.  No one actually inside engaged the speakers with argument, mostly just thanked them for coming and asked for some clarification on points made in the presentation itself. 

It was apparent that the left had no intention of actively participating with this event.  They were invited to come in to the venue and debate their positions with the guest speakers.  Instead, they waved pre-printed signs and screamed at those in line waiting to get in.  They were living proof that the left is losing in the “marketplace of ideas”.  They can scream invective’s, but they cannot debate their positions with those that have truth and history on their side.  Their protest unintentionally solidified the conservative argument presented by the guest speakers.

The war on poverty and the Great Society: Where it made sense and where it needs to be revisited


In 1964, President Lindon Baines Johnson introduced a new plan for our society in his “State of the Union” address.  He put together a plan that on the surface would end poverty, and would also end most of the discriminatory issues of our time.  It was called the “Great Society” and it was one of the most comprehensive plans ever to be put before congress and the American people.  As a society we embraced the plan, and we endeavored to make our country a fairer and more accommodating place for all Americans.  Most Americans were hopeful that this plan would be the panacea to end poverty and discrimination, and the majority of Americans were hopeful that this would do the trick.  Every good deed has a downside, and so did the “Great Society”.  Unintended consequences became evident as the plan was rolled out, and the plan aimed at the black community, and made them slaves to entitlements.  “Many of the liberal social policies instituted as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” inadvertently hurt African American families.”(Ohio State News, Feb. 29, 2004)

The plan was very comprehensive:

Banned poll taxes in federal elections.

24th Amendment

Banned discrimination and segregation in schools, the workplace, and public accommodations based on race, color, sex, religion, and national origin.

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Provided financial aid for urban mass transit systems.

Urban Mass Transportation Act

Authorized Head Start, Job Corps, Work-Study programs, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), Neighborhood Youth Corps, and Community Action Programs (CAPS).

Economic Opportunity Act

Strengthened the agricultural economy and provided an improved level of nutrition to low income families.

Food Stamp Act

Banned commercial use in over nine million acres of national forest.

Wilderness Preservation Act

Established Medicare, a health insurance plan for people 65 and older, and Medicaid, a health insurance plan for the poor.

Social Security Acts

Enacted to guarantee enforcement of the 14th and 15th Amendments by eliminating voter literacy tests and discriminatory practices that kept minority populations from voting.

Voting Rights Act

Abolished the National Origins Formula that gave preferential status to immigrants from Northern Europe. Allowed equal immigration status, yet continued to restrict the number of immigrants per year.

Immigration and Nationality Act

Provided federal scholarships, low-interest loans, and financial aid.

Higher Education Act

Provided equal access, high standards, and accountability for primary and secondary education.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Administered federal housing programs, commonly referred to as “HUD.”

Department of Housing and Urban Development Act

Enacted the “Model Cities” program to rehabilitate urban areas facing increased violence and poverty through the funding of improvement projects.

Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act

Truth in Packaging Act

Set standards for labeling consumer products( Evaluating The Success of The Great Society, Washington Post, 2014)

     We are going to concentrate on the elimination of poverty in this essay, but the plan was one

of the greatest that were ever considered in the history of the country, and it did pass with bi-

partisan support. 

       Poverty was addressed in a very aggressive manner.  Welfare was increased exponentially. 

No longer did most underprivileged people go hungry in our country.  Food stamps and food

banks took care of that.   Health care was afforded to people through the Medicare and

Medicaid.  Public housing was afforded for people that would otherwise be homeless.  Financial

Aid was afforded for both education and housing.  In effect, poverty was eradicated in the USA,

and no one that wanted to have a place to live, food to eat, or in need of healthcare needed to

worry in our country. (The Great Society at 50, Tim Worstall) In effect, the “Great Society” did

 what it was designed to do. 

     It eliminated poverty, and the poverty level, when considering both monetary dispersions and

non-monetary benefits, today our poverty level has gone down from 25% to 12%.( Evaluating

 the Success of the Great Society, The Washington Post, 2014)

Our poor, with government benefits, were going to the movies, living in housing with

furniture, heat and air conditioning, had adequate diets, even owning cars.  They were in effect,

more prosperous than many in other countries were that were productive members of those

societies.  There is the problem in a nutshell.  Our people that we have taken out of poverty,

were taken out without any requirement for them to be productive.  They did not have to work

another day in their lives, and their basic needs were guaranteed.  “Welfare dependence is at an

 all-time high and by all indications set to climb in the years ahead.”( The Great Society at 50,

 Nicholas Eberstandt) We missed the mark! 

     We solved poverty, but we did not consider productivity!  We also put into place a system 

that systematically destroyed the black family, making it impossible for an intact family to

collect benefits if a man was part of the process.  Our plan to eliminate poverty, created a social

rather than an economic poverty that to this day is one of the biggest social issues of our time.

“We still live in the shadow of the Great Society”.  (A Not So Great Society, James Pierson 2016)

We have spent a lot of money on the Great Society.  In fact, more money than most people

understand:

“It has been estimated the the War on Poverty has cost $22

trillion since its inception. That’s three times the combined

 cost of every war this country has ever fought – from the

Revolutionary War until the present day – according to

 Robert Rector, senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

 Roughly another $1 trillion dollars is added to that amount

each year and the cost will continue to increase unless we

 address welfare reform in a serious manner.”

                        (A Not So Great Society, Jame Pierson, 2016)

     To get people off the welfare rolls, and to get them prepared for the job market today is most

important.  We need to train our people for the present and the future job markets.  It is                                                                                                                                                                                           

imperative that welfare programs are modified in order to ensure that minority families can stay

in-tact.  A father figure for minority boys is most important, and that needs to be addressed.

       In our society today, we are going under a revolution in economics.  We are fast going to a

post-industrial economy to an economy that is leaning quickly to one that embraces artificial

intelligence.  This means that skill sets need to be centered around technology, and the

manipulation thereof.  In order to insure economic growth that will support our population

long-term, we need to educate our people for the present and the future.  With the exception

of production jobs that require a close ended distribution channel and elimination of high

transportation costs, people need to be trained for the technology of today and the future.  In

addition, others need to be trained in tradesmen jobs that are now and will be in the future

high earning professions.  Educating our people for the present and the future is a much better

outcome than simply creating a sub-class of people dependent on the government for their

basic needs.  We need to ensure that all of our citizens are given the opportunity to succeed, not

just to subsist!  Once we do that, we will truly have in our hands the “Great Society” that our

forefathers dreamed of!  A wise person in ancient China once said “Give a man a fish, and you

feed him for one day.  Teach a man to fish, and he will have food for a lifetime!”  We will never

solve the poverty issue entirely.  Even Jesus spoke on this subject.  “The poor will always be

with you”.  (NIV John 12:18)  We can, however, create an environment where everyone in our

society who wants to succeed will be given the tools to achieve that lofty goal!

Citations

NIV bible, John 12:18  “The poor will always be with us”

A Not So Great Society, James Pierson, Weekly Standard, Sept 30, 2016

The Great Society at 50; Yes, It Has Abolished Poverty, The Weekly Standard, Tim Worstall, May 22,2014

The Great Society at 50, The Weekly Standard, Nicholas Eberstandt, May 20, 2014

Federal Programs To Help African-American Families Have Ultimately Harmed Them, Ohio State News, February 29, 2004

Evaluating The Success of The Great Society, Washington Post, 2014

Readings:

“Why the rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer” by Robert B. Reich

“What College Means to the Other America” • W.E.B. DuBois excerpt from

Souls of Black Folk