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October 28, 2016

How the United States Got These Candidates

 

With all the brouhaha over how negatively both major party candidates are received with Democrat Party Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton somewhere over 55% negative rating and Republican Party Presidential Candidate Donald Trump often reaching beyond 65% negative rating, it would appear an impossible situation; yet here we all are. One of the two it is obvious why they were chosen, they were promised as their 2008 consolation prize the next open candidacy for President after President Obama, thus the Democrats were to be stuck with Hillary Clinton. What is absolutely stunning, and is one reason she easily could lose, she had to resort to dirty political tricks and slanting the playing field in order to beat out a non-Democrat card carrying socialist who started his campaign on a shoestring of financing and at 3% in polling. By the time we reached an almost photo-finish, Bernie Sanders had nearly closed the gap and passed Hillary Clinton sending the inevitable one home with no crown. Imagine this, a former First Lady and Senator of New York lost to a relative newcomer with one strong speech nationally in 2008 and all but lost to what can only be described as that crazy uncle who lives the life of a hermit and is the quintessential loner who nobody has ever taken seriously in 2016. This is the candidate the Democrat Party elites plus the Democrat candidate support including her campaign teams and the mainstream media, but I am all but actually repeating myself, are claiming is the greatest Presidential candidate since the invention of the wheel? I want some of what they’ve been smoking. The Democrats could not have intentionally have designed and built from the plans a weaker and less appealing candidate, which makes it a good thing they already had one. Hillary Clinton could not have beaten almost any Republican no matter how unknown at the start. So why is Hillary Clinton up in every poll?

 

The reason is the Republican Party appears to have been set from the start to give the American people a worse and even less attractive candidate to run against Hillary Clinton cinching her getting the golden ring and all the honors she can steal and leaving the United States to look forward to four years of some of the most memorably intolerable speeches possible. We have had some question our professing that the powers that be controlling the Republican Party were seeking a candidate who would lose and lose big to Hillary Clinton. Hear us out and after that we will go one step further on the conspiracy train. Going into the first Republican debate, who was the knighted candidate in shining armor gilded and his accounts loaded with the stuff campaigns survive upon, cash? Thinking back the big story was we were about to witness Clinton-Bush, the rematch. The race for the White House was going to be Jeb Bush slugging and scratching and eye-gouging with Hillary Clinton. This was going to be the faceoff of the two biggest families in modern American politics. The seats for the debates with these two anointed ones promised to be high value and cherished items. Jeb ran into some traction problems and the Republican rank and file was not hungering for anything more from the Bush family. So old Jeb struck out and left the game rather early on.

 

Blame Game Starring Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Blame Game Starring
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

 

This is where the fifth estate took center stage. The Republican elite were in a quandary as to who would now be their candidate. They basically splintered and flittered from one candidate to another never congealing in one place. This left the playing field kind of open and the media knew immediately that there were only two candidates who could give Hillary Clinton a strong run for losing the election. That’s right, we said fight to lose, not win, the election. These were Texas Senator Ted Cruz and New York loud-mouth Donald Trump. The media took to Donald Trump hard and fast over Ted Cruz simply because they knew he would produce the largest and voluminous gaffs and misspeaks over anybody. So the media became the Donald Trump for Republican candidate for President campaign central. The news cycle on television, radio, print, online, on Twitter, Facebook with any and everywhere one looked it was all Trump all the time. Donald Trump was allowed to trample over the debates being granted nearly 50%, possibly over, of the air time while the rest scratched over the remaining morsels. The media chose Donald Trump with Ted Cruz coming in a poor second sort of the reserve option, the relief pitcher should Donald Trump manage to be thrown from the game or some other means of becoming ineligible. They gave Donald Trump, as some estimates have stated, up to if not more than a billion dollars of campaign coverage. Sure everybody was patting Donald Trump on the back for his masterly use of the media in support of his campaign. It was all smoke and mirrors concealing the media’s gross miscarriage of practice by completely discarding their supposed equal time rules and replacing them with Donald Trump 24/7. About the only thing they did not do was adopt the Trump campaign slogan, “Make America great again,” as their sign on and off phrase of the moment. They may as well have as it really would not have made their fawning over Donald Trump any less or more obvious.

 

The media got their man in Donald Trump who they could find a path for Hillary Clinton to be ensconced in the Oval Office the end of January. Here is where the near perfect certainty of the plan, the plot thickens, so to speak. The media believes that they built Donald Trump up into being the Republican Party candidate for President so they should easily be capable of tearing him down. Trump has bigger negatives than Hillary but there is a problem here. Hillary has high negatives even with many presumed and so-called supporters while Trump’s negatives lie largely with people who would never have voted for him anyways. This makes whatever base is supporting Trump solid and unwavering while large sectors of Hillary’s base is somewhat soft and squishy leaving her to shore these voters up instead of cultivating new votes from the undecideds as Trump is attempting to do. Even the most feeble of attempts is superior to no attempt at all. This is part of the plan with the barrage of disheartening polls where every hour Trump is being cast as an ever bigger loser to Hillary. This is aimed at Trump’s base attempting to have them feel it is useless, so why bother voting if they can pal around with their friends, especially if their friends are Trump supporters and engaging in such activities breaks the back, the will of Trump support.

 

The media has brought forward some ordinarily devastating quotes, leaks, accusations, improprieties and other disparaging trash against Trump. Any normal Republican politician would have walked away in shame begging the world’s forgiveness as they checked into a psychiatric home to receive therapy for all their shortcomings. The Republican Party itself would strike their name from every roll and committee and that candidate would be ruined. Not Donald Trump as he takes hit after hit right in the chops and bellows, “Is that all you’ve got,” in that native New York in your face, never back down wisecracker. Trump is not a shrinking violet who would allow a few paltry accusations of what was at the edge of indiscretion thirty or forty years ago be applied and judged by the prissy modern politically correct judgmentalism which demands that if you are a white, male, Christian then you had best know your place and get down on your knees and confess, it is good for your soul. Of course, since Trump has refused to do so the media is exclaiming that they knew it, Donald Trump has no soul. Trump is a soulless zombie that preys on women and weaker souls who are ill prepared to face such a monster, a beast who sends the delicate and wonderful ones shrieking in horror running for their safe zone. Donald Trump written in chalk on a college campus or so has proven the evil that is Donald Trump. Thusfar the media is failing to destroy Trump and his support and this frightens them all the way to their boardrooms. A horrible creature they believed they created now refuses to heel and obey. Next you know they will come for Trump in the night with pitchforks, tar, oil and torches and burn everything down as this creation must be stopped before it is too late. November 8 is their deadline, after that either they will sigh relieved Hillary Clinton prevailed and won or many media and Hollywood thespians will need be placed on suicide watch.

 

We will need such no matter which one wins, or if the only thing worse, proof of malfeasance or trickery performed on the voter rolls or votes or counting thereof is proven beyond any doubt. Any dishonest, underhanded or low-down misappropriations of votes which renders the process to be unreliable and broken in order to present false counts or even change who won fairly, the United States falling to such mischief is all but unthinkable. If in America the vote is not sacrosanct, then where can an honest election be found. Such disappointment would cause every democratic, parliamentary and republican form of government and even the laws themselves would all fall into doubt. That, above all else, is why this coming American Presidential Election is so vital to the Western World and all held precious. If we cannot trust the vote, we do not have fair and trustworthy governance, period.

 

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October 15, 2016

The Threat from the Green Line as a Border

 

There has been much discussion that President Obama is planning to have the United Nations Security Council establish a Palestinian State with a shared Jerusalem and the entirety of the Old City, Temple Mount and Western Wall within the Arab state of Palestine and thus beyond the reach for prayers or even visitation as tourists. That is the least of the problems of having Israel withdraw back to the borders which were enticing enough to bring on the Six Day War in June of 1967. Israel was either very fortunate in that conflict or Hashem gave Israel a great victory and established borders which provided the necessary depth so that when the surprise attack of the Yom Kippur War in October of 1973, it allowed Israel the time to regroup and regain the offensive. Of course the entire world began screaming for a halt once Israel gained the initiative and was advancing on Damascus, Cairo and Alexandria and had crossed the Suez Canal and was closing on the Nile while also swarming from the Golan Heights and into the suburban areas of Damascus. The world demanded of Israel that she pull forces back to the lines where the Six Day War ended enforcing that Israel not gain from any war started so obviously by the Arab side. When initially the Egyptian and Syrian forces were breaking through the Israeli defenses and taking prisoners and gaining area, the world sat in silent permissiveness glowing in the advances made against Israel making no demands for the offensive to halt. It was only when Israel was gaining and on the offensive that the world began wailing.

 

What might be the case should Israel be forced back to the 1949 Armistice Lines, the Green Line, which has been determined by the Pentagon, British military command and others to be indefensible, but that does not bother the world in the slightest. The fact that pressing Israel down to a waist line of a mere nine miles, half the width of Washington D.C, is of little if any concern of all but Israel. Placing forces within the borders of Jerusalem making any offensive city building to building combat and granting the Arab forces the walls of ancient Jerusalem as their vantage point overlooking much of the lands before the Old City is also not any concern as it is only the IDF, the Jews, who will pay with their lives to defend the near indefensible areas as the Arabs use the Temple Mount for artillery used to destroy the remainder of Jerusalem, the entire new Western Jerusalem. Further, with artillery and mortars sitting on the Judean Cliffs overlooking central Israel the entirety of the Tel Aviv greater metropolitan area which stretches from Netanya in the north to Ashkelon in the south and to the bottom of the Judean highlands all within easy range and within an hour or two would be reduced to rubble very possibly before the IDF could mobilize an assault to end the barrage. Such an attack could easily result in over three million Israelis murdered within the first fifteen minutes. But why worry as Israel will find a way and if not what has the world lost, Jews. Nobody will care about another six or seven million dead Jews and an end to Israel as it was the cause of every problem in the world anyway, isn’t that the theory so many have claimed?

 

Israel Pre-1967 Six Day War and After Six Day War

Israel Pre-1967 Six Day War and After Six Day War

 

What will be the reality the world would wake to once Israel was made to disappear? What if the war in Syria continued and terrorism simply got thousands of times worse as there was no longer Jewish Israel absorbing the attacks of Hezballah, Hamas, PLO and the Iranian al-Quds Brigades of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps). Their next target is Europe and the Christian central and southern Africa and possibly shots into South America from the Tri-border area (PDF). Then there is the question of how many terror squads have been hiding in plain sight within the United States and Canada. Without Israel that would become evident really quickly, but it was only Israel. Israel currently absorbs well over half of the terrorist attacks and resources in many a varied manner. Imagine if in the no-go zones throughout Europe Hamas started operating rocket and mortar squads which can fire a half dozen rockets and melt into the surrounding neighborhood leaving little trace of their existence beyond some scorched pavement. Even should the Europeans have return fire computed weaponry in place, which after a while would become absolutely necessary, would they have the will to fire into heavily populated areas at targets known to be next to kindergartens or health clinics? This would test their inner conscience as this is exactly the scenario that Israel faced as Europe condemned every Israel attempt at defending against just this form of terror. How many Parisians or other European finest would have to pay with their lives before these neighborhoods were invaded by special forces targeting the weaponry being used by the terrorists and what will be the rest of the world’s reaction when the Europeans become the new Israelis?

 

This could be the scenario should the world, in this case the European Union, should sit idly by and permit the Security Council to pass an initiative setting in place a Palestinian terror state with the Green Line as the border. Such a divisive move allowing for military intervention forcing into existence a Palestinian terror state, there could be no other form with the current political leadership, the final war with Israel would be set in motion. For a reference as to what might happen we can actually use the Six Day War as the template. I know what you are going to say, did not Israel win that war? Yes, and there was one very important reason, Jordan. During the Six Day War Jordan was not a part of the initial assault and only joined the fighting in the second day. This made for a great difference, the IDF had mobilized and held the front lines and had begun their counter attack. When Jordan ignored the Israeli pleas to remain out of the conflict and tryed to inform King Hussein of Jordan that the news broadcasts in Syria and Egypt of their advancing on Tel Aviv and routing the Jews were lies, the Jordanian King believed the Israelis were lying as they were being defeated and were trying to avoid an even worse fate, a more humiliating defeat. When the Jordanian army broke across into western Jerusalem and shelled from the Judean hills, the Israelis diverted IDF Air Force jets to quiet the artillery before the damage became unbearable and turned a column of Tanks and infantry heading for the Sinai Peninsula to aid largely with mopping up, bypassed and cut off Egyptian forces to headed east and intercept the Jordanians. Once the Jordanian army was pushed back across the Jordan and Israel had reached their rightful border as promised by < href=https://beyondthecusp.wordpress.com/san-remo-conference/ target=blank>San Remo Conference they held that ground as it also made for a natural and ideal defensive position.

 

Had Jordan attacked in concert with the Egyptians and Syrians the war may have been totally different as they were a mere nine miles from breaking Israel in half and entering Tel Aviv and potentially slaughtering millions of Jews if such were the decision of their commanders. Israeli response might not have been accomplished before the Jordanians has succeeded in that dangerous strike plus Jordan could have made the Israeli Air Force unable to use Ben Gurion and two of the military Air Force airstrips as they would have been within the range of Jordanian artillery. As Jordan attacked while the war was in progress the Israeli Air Force was already with jets in the air which could intercept the Jordanian forces and attack their artillery positions and their advancing forces intercepting armored columns and infantry. That the Air Force had assets in the air was part of the difference as well as having their military assembled. This is why Israel must retain Judea and Samaria, the so-called West Bank, as that gives Israel an ideal defensive position along the Jordan River and triples the width of the central heart of Israel. If nothing else, retaining Judea and Samaria is a military necessity for Israel as well as a practical one.

 

The Arabs are aware of this, which is at the heart of their destruction of Israel by pieces; take whatever they can gain through negotiation, then attempt to gain more through other claims to lands by Islamic Bedouins or other groups and when there is no other choice once again use military force to finish off the remainder. This idea is nothing new. In 1964 the Arabs in Jordanian controlled Judea and Samaria and formed the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). The PLO was not formed to liberate Judea and Samaria from Jordan but to liberate all of Israel from the Jews and kill all the Jews in the process. This was in 1964, a full three years before the Six Day War and three years before any so-called occupied Arab lands. If people cared enough to listen carefully to Mahmoud Abbas, he rarely refers to any timeframe of the occupied territories because if he did, in the western world the game would be over. When he talks to his own people or other Arabs and Muslims, he speaks freely and names that he desires to free all of the occupied lands from 1967 and from 1948 and purge these Arab lands of the Kafir, of the heathen Jew who he believes are the descendants of apes and pigs, the filthiest animals in all Islam. What is interesting is that Abbas has even begun using the freeing of all the occupied lands which have been occupied, according to Abbas, since 1948 when the Zionist entity stole their homelands. The demand for all the land and the calls for violence and murder from some people one would least expect, calling for the stabbing of other human beings, are included in these two closing videos.

 

 

 

 

 

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September 24, 2016

On What is Donald Trump’s Appeal Being Based?

 

Read the newspapers or listen to the network news and you would believe that Donald Trump’s appeal is restricted to reprobates and morons, racists and xenophobes, uneducated and unclassed, rejects and retards, unsavory degenerates and that is being kinder than PBS talks about Trump supporters. They will tell their liberal audiences that the Trump supporters do not read or listen to the news and have little or no understanding of the realities of the world and Trump supporters are simply supporting Trump because they hated President Obama because he is black and well educated and the Trump fools are jealous of those who are their betters and want to put one of their own in the White House. It’s the same old story in the media, if there exists support for anybody not leftist, socialist, one worlder then they are not worthy of standing on the stage in the debate, let alone be elected to the most important job in the world. Coverage like that is simply more of the every day in and day out coverage of Democrats good, Republicans evil; our side educated and wonderful, that other side ignorant and disgusting. So, what is driving the support for Trump? That is the question which is seldom answered by the mainstream media because they do not recognize what Trump is selling or what his supporters desire and see as him capable of delivering.

 

Trump’s slogan of make America great again resonates and his plain language strikes them as honesty and his level of excitement is contagious and he works the crowd well. What they want is the country they believe America should be and what they feel they have had stolen from them. They want an economy which provides decent jobs with better pay which comes with a healthy economy. They do not understand the jobs overseas as much as they understand the jobs simply drying up. They understand that a near doubling of the minimum wage will only drive away jobs and prices up because many have seen what rising minimum wages has done. They remember days when things were better and the unions protected them and that the Democrats promised they would protect the unions but that did not work out as well as promised. Many of Trump’s supporters have voted for the Democrats out of loyalty, out of belief they really were for them, that the Democrats loved the same America they did and that the Democrats were delivering on their promises. The news media have one thing correct, many of these voters really have problems with President Obama but not because he is black but because he really meant that he would fundamentally change America and found what President Obama did not like and wanted to bury about America was the America they loved. It was the policies and broken dreams that lie shattered in the wake of President Obama and his policies and his hatred of their America. Now they believe that in Trump they can have their America back again. They just want what they had, what was before Obamacare, before President Obama bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia and apologized for their country all over the world and deferred to the Iranians and basically acted in what they always thought to be un-American. Now they just want to set things back right and believe the Donald will do that. Whether their faith is misplaced or whether Donald Trump is exactly what they believe him to be, well, unless he becomes President Trump we will never know. This is the one type of Trump supporter that the media elites really do not like as most are not Ivy League educated or even anything beyond possibly Community College or Trade School educated or even simply high school or drop out and are what they think of as the great unwashed.

 

There is another group of Trump supporters which the media dislikes even more because they cannot scare or cajole these voters into ever supporting Hillary Clinton. These are unlike the Never Trump voters because there is a good chance the Never Trump voters will go third party or stay home, they will never likely vote for Hillary Clinton and be able to look themselves in the mirror should she win. It will not matter if they live in a redder than red or bluer than blue state such that their vote never really mattered because they have consciences which would always prevent their sleeping well the entire four or eight years Hillary Clinton spent as President. The voters who are either tired of Hillary Clinton’s corruption or Hillary Clinton’s lies or simply tired of Hillary Clinton period will vote for Donald Trump by a large percentage because they are not really voting for Trump but will do what it takes to prevent a President Hillary Clinton. These same people will also vote for Donald Trump again if he delivers on what he has bragged he will do. This is close to what the United States and the American voters faced in the 1980 elections with many crossover voters electing President Reagan because they did not want any more of President Carter. President Reagan delivered and I know this because my lifetime Democrat father who voted for the reelection of Jimmy Carter against Ronald Reagan voted four years later for the first time since President Eisenhower for a Republican candidate and was quite overjoyed and proud for voting for President Reagan and supporting his second term. Oh, and about President Eisenhower, didn’t almost every World War II veteran vote for the Commander of the Allied forces in the European Theater, even if they served in Burma in the British Army against the Japanese and the vultures, snakes and other dangers of the Burmese jungles. He will be voting for Hillary though this time around as Trump never did serve, let alone command forces in any war as doing so might have destroyed his manicure.

 

Who will win the election is not an easy one to discern as there are way too many variables. First off, if it is raining, nay, pouring down rain in the battleground states that will aid Hillary as too many of the potential Trump voters who are voting against Hillary are likely not as driven as those voters voting for a candidate and might decide to stay warm and dry, especially if it is freezing rain. Fair weather favors Trump as all the many varied levels of committed supporters will vote. But predicting an election based on the weather is really iffy as just predicting the weather is just so iffy. There is one thing which may very well be true about one ominous prediction that should Hillary Clinton win the election and serve eight full years, two terms, then there will probably not be another Republican President for at least forty to fifty-two years. Should Trump win and be reelected then the Republican Party will have been reborn quite a bit faster than having to react to the changes in the public perceptions and the voter make-up as Trump has introduced a whole new dimension to the Republican brand even if the stalwarts hate what he is doing to their party. The only guarantee we here at BTC are willing to get one-hundred percent behind is that the Democratic Party will not win because while there is a Democrat Party, there is no Democratic Party any more than there is a Republic Party instead of a Republican Party. With that off our chests and our dig at the misinformed media elitists who constantly get that wrong, we believe because they are trying to make the Democrats the representatives of the Democratic form of government and are using it as subliminal propaganda. Well, since this is a shorter than usual article, why not go out on a limb. If the election is as close as advertised, then Hillary Clinton will squeak out her victory by any means necessary and we can expect some late reporting urban centers claiming reporting problems from their voting machines as they wait to see what is required to win while if it is a knockout landslide then Donald Trump will have sufficient states that the amount of cheating required will place the election beyond the reach of Hillary Clinton. We are not claiming that Hillary cannot win without cheating nor are we claiming that there will not be any shenanigans from the Republicans as there are the competing machines in northern and southern Illinois who will fight it out as per usual and central Pennsylvania will be shooting to upset Philadelphia and Pittsburgh which will come down to places like East McKeesport, Ben Salem, North Versailles, and Montgomery County in Pennsylvania and other suburbs around the nation. It often comes down to the areas which are neither urban nor rural but those areas which span both communities and where the line between the voting trends has been known to slide between Democrat and Republican and probably always will.

 

Hillary Voters Challenging Nature to Reach Polls and Vote for Hillary

Hillary Voters Challenging Nature to Reach Polls and Vote for Hillary

 

There has been much written and said about the United States being at a junction and this election being the last stop for changing direction otherwise the decision is done and the United States will have been radically transformed. Rules for Radicals wrote the game plan long ago and eventually that plan will change the United States into another European nation but there is even more at stake with this election. Western society and way of life may very well be on the line and should the United States simply be transformed into another European style socialist state then Western civilization will be dead and buried. Europe is falling rapidly into a dark place with their surrender to the threat of Islam, as Islam means surrender, and should the United States not hold the line, then the world will have only Israel to which to turn and little Israel can only promise to at her best to save herself and not let the spark of freedoms, especially intellectual freedom, die. The leftist have no love for the old Europe and are willing to settle for anything which will destroy the old Western Judeo-Christian ethic because they are tired of what many have referred to throughout history as the moralistic ritualism and restrictive ethics of those Jews and are willing to lie down with the Islamists to rid themselves of the Judeo-Christian ethics not realizing that what they are allowing into their bed is something far less understanding and something which will strangle every freedom and liberalism which has ever developed thanks to that Judeo-Christian ethics. Islam will not tolerate women having rights equal to that of a man, will not tolerate same sex marriage and has a way of ending them and it is not gently, nor will it permit freedom of or freedom from religion but will only accept strict enforcement of Islam and the strict five times a day prayers, modest clothing and particular hair styling and facial hair is required of men and so many other restriction that the liberated Europe is heading for a darkness with which they will be ill prepared to cope. When the war in Europe between those conservative Christians and the few liberated people who see the writing on the wall and freak out screaming, “What have we wrought?” When that war erupts, and it is coming, Europeans will need far more than Israel as an ally, they will be needing a strong and still Christian America to once again, pardon the phraseology, save their bacon; literally. There is a long night falling over Europe and it brings to mind a poem, which often happens, our friends, so allow us to quote and enjoy and ponder.

 

Do not go gentle into that good night


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Thanks to Dylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953

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