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January 6, 2017

Trump Spawned Psychosis

 

President elect Donald Trump has spawned a psychosis that even the greatest Freudian psychologist would be completely unable to treat no matter their former experiences. This disease has not been witnessed since Ronald Reagan was President elect and throughout his eight years in office. Even then the disease may not have been anywhere near as wide spread or have so completely disabled and discombobulated so many and so severely. Perhaps the lack of social media such as Twitter and Facebook are the reason that these afflicted have become so noticeable while likely more ignored and easily cast aside during the Presidency of Ronald Reagan. The reality is that the presence of these malcontents who believe that simply because over 60% of California voters, mostly from the main urban environments, cast for Hillary Clinton that the remainder of the nation must be forced to place her into the White House as California and its leftist voters have never made a mess of anything. California is a model in how to manage finances and water conservation and distribution. They have such a deficit that it is only rivaled by the debt run up by President Obama, or by all the administrations before him, and their lawns in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose and Sacramento and the flowers decorating the mall before the capital building are watered and pressed to bloom as often as they are able never lacking for moisture while on the other side of the mountain ridge where the farmer used to produce the finest fruits and vegetables and other produce as well as many of the finest vineyards of the great California wineries, the other main economic powers beyond Silicon Valley, are all turned a rustic brown for lack of irrigation water. That is the economic wisdom that these people believe would best serve the United States, everything to the urban jungles and let the rest rust and rot without moisture or life-giving funding as long as the urban megalopolises remain funded and beautified. What could possible go wrong under their leadership?

 

These are the people now screaming that since the election of Donald Trump that hate crimes have erupted on campuses across the nation. These supposed hate crimes have one after another been revealed to have been hoaxes often perpetrated by those who first filed the complaint with the police. Further proof of the fascism on the way has been the charging of these hoaxers with filing false police reports for, wait for it, filing false police reports when making their report of their false crimes. These miscreants were to be celebrated for their bravery and great efforts to expose the reality of the hate that we can expect from a Trump Presidency and should be heralded as heroes of the people and not charged as common criminals. Perhaps they have a point as these are not common criminals, they are psychotic people with delusions and an inability to handle reality so they must invent their own and then fulfill their wildest vision of what must be a society of evil and by committing the exact evils they claim are rampant, they are proving the truth of the rampant criminality of Trump supporters who, by the way, are not committing any of these perceived crime waves of hatred.

 

Reality can often be difficult to accept and deal with when you lose an election. Yes, we already discussed the popular vote and how it came about. But what about the fact, fact we emphasize, that the Democrat Senatorial winners received more votes than the Republican Senatorial candidates. Well, let’s see if there might be a rational reason such as both California and New York elected Senators and Texas had none, but why would the most populous solid Republican state not electing any Senator and the two largest solid democrat states both did couldn’t have influenced that statistic, no possibility there at all. But all the protests and false crime reports are all benign compared to the feared possibility that some of the anti-Trump fanatics might turn violent, and that is exactly what has happened in Chicago.

 

Four self-identified Chicago #BlackLivesMatter supporters have been arrested in connection of the kidnapping, holding for twenty-four to possibly forty-eight hours and extensive torture of a white mentally disabled man while screaming obscenities interspersed with President elect Trump’s name all while streaming it live on Facebook. Read the particulars as reported by FOX 32 NEWS Chicago. This was similar to what was predicted would be the result of a Trump loss and his supporters taking out their frustrations. Some predicted this would be a daily activity should the worst of all things happen, a Trump victory. It was the expectation of such hateful acts by Trump supporters in celebration of such as they dreamed of revenge by Trump. The lack of such actual attacks or even a hint of racism run rampant that many of the false crime reports and faked crime perpetrators claimed had infuriated them and drove them to prove that such crimes existed by making their reports and actual fake crimes. This Chicago horror was no such fake crime as reported the police found the victim walking traumatized and had to take him to the hospital for treatment. Let us all pray that this will be the last of such behavior, both the horror show from Chicago and the fake crimes from numerous locations. There has been one remarkable similarity in the majority of the fake crimes; they occurred on or near major college campuses.

 

Victim in Chicago Torture Case

Victim in Chicago Torture Case

 

When a win by Hillary Clinton was assured of victory, the day before Election Day, the left was lecturing Trump supporters to learn to live with disappointment. Then, as soon as the election results were finalized, there were the screams of vote tampering, Russian hacking and all sorts of conspiracy theories. The turnaround was so fast and furious it could have been a Hollywood plot line except nobody would have accepted it as it was too ridiculous even for a movie. Life has a way of outdoing fantasy at times and this election cycle was filled with just such surprises. Everything predicted before the election turned out to be absolutely valid except one would need to exchange Trump for Clinton and Hillary supporters for Donald supporters. What is interesting is the lack of media hyperventilating and throwing fits over the false crime reports and the horrific tragedy from the four self-professed #BlackLivesMatter supporters in Chicago and their unforgivable torture of a mentally challenged man simply because they saw him as a Trump supporter. Had any such travesties been performed by Trump supporters after a Clinton victory the media would never have allowed the public to hear the end of it. Instead, we have near silence about the crimes from the left side of the political spectrum. At the very least the media could try and do even the smallest piece of honest reporting to try and dispel the obvious bias in the media. How can the United States remain a vibrant, free and open democratic Constitutional republic if the public is denied honest media reporting? The reason for the First Amendment was to support all sides being heard in the public forum and instead the United States has a nearly universally left leaning media and political correctness to silence conservatives on college campuses and wherever else such censoring is applied. Such threatens the very fabric which made the United States the great United States Republic that it presumably still is. Perhaps some time healing and introspection will help return honesty, though it may already be too late.

 

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December 18, 2016

Imagine the Return to a Revolutionary Ideal

 

Once upon a time there was the Black Robe Regiment which was the name given by the British to the Colonial Preachers who supported American independence. Not only did they preach independence, they very often were officers in the militias against the Red Coats. The British did all they could to murder these preachers and many gave their lives for the Revolution but the danger did not curtail the Black Robe Regiment preachers who refused to be cowed and were one of the main inspirations of the American revolution. Their sermons inspired and often their brash and brave actions kept the Revolution alive and brought a number of victories against the odds with their bravery and words motivating their fellow congregants often at the most crucial of moments. The United States owes much of the founding in the fighting and the religious basis of the Founding Fathers and the state legislators whose input and approvals were required in the formation of both the federation of America and then the Constitution which was the foundation for the United States of America. There is a possibility that the Revolution could have failed without the local inspiration and organization which was often centered around the churches and their Black Robe Regiment preachers.

 

Black Robe Regiment

Black Robe Regiment

 

All that changed in 1954 at the behest of Texas Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson’s proposed legislation to amend the tax codes affecting houses of worship such as churches, synagogues, mosques, or temples and other nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax exemptions. The amended tax code limited the freedom of speech by members of organizations and entities who had tax exempt status under 501(c)(3) regulations making any political speech such as supporting a candidate, party or other specified political speech. The amendment to the tax codes was named for its presenter and is called the Johnson Amendment. Particularly prohibited was conducting political campaign activities to intervene in elections to public office or other sermonizing which may be perceived as backing a candidate or party. The language was vague and unspecific enough that many clergy were silenced from mentioning even certain Bible passages near election times as they might be construed as taking sides on a campaign issue and by doing so backing a particular candidate or party. Such brought to an end political preaching from the pulpit, at least in theory as some such still exists but as long as the parishioners are singing the same tune, nobody complains and such activity continues. This was specifically used to target and silence clergy from endorsing candidates. Over time this embargo on political speech became partisan in nature in too many locations as a ban against conservative politicking while backing leftist causes or progressive Democrat candidates. Still, care was taken to never mention any names and instead to often mimic campaign slogans working them into sermons or choosing verses carefully for recitation which would appear to back one candidate’s positions or damn the opposing candidate. Still, clergy still need be far more reserved and careful and a far cry from the history of clergy, especially when one remembers the Black Robe Regiment.

 

Texas Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson

Texas Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson

 

Should Donald Trump as president keep his word and successfully repeal the Johnson Amendment thus freeing certain tax exempt institutions and their personnel from conducting any political activities, especially campaigning or endorsing candidates, imagine the consequences. We would witness the liberation of the clergy and the resultant rebirth potentially of a new Black Robe regiment preaching and supporting political positions more aligned with their religious beliefs. There need be no great fears from secularists as they won’t be in houses of worship forced to hear any sermonizing, especially political sermonizing. Rescinding this regulation, expunging it from the tax code, would be a strike for freedom of speech. Placing a political muzzle on the clergy and threatening their tax exempt status was a bad idea from the start, one might even say criminal. But then Lyndon Baines Johnson was not exactly known for tact or freedom of expression for anybody disagreeing with his views. He was better known for strong-arming political rivals by any and all means at his disposal. This was most evident during his time as President which also served to allow his passing every piece of legislation which became the backbone of his “Great Society” and a remaking of the social safety net and the start of an increased welfare system. Some have blamed this for many societal problems being faced by American society currently. Just maybe a little moralizing before Election Day voting would serve as a positive influence. Just Maybe.

 

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December 13, 2016

Russian Interference in the American Elections

 

The Washington Post released the “secret” discovery that American intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump, according to senior administration officials. Wonderful thing that intelligence secret research and discoveries are plastered on the front page top of the fold of the Washington Post. Wonder what “secrets” we will see next and in which left-leaning mainstream print media and whether the broadcast mainstream media will be next to enter the “secret” intelligence discoveries. There was more information that the Russians also cracked the Republican National Committee (RNC) computers but did not release any sensitive information they gleaned. The Russians released the secrets from Hillary Clinton’s computers and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) because they desired to have Donald Trump as President. This is a very interesting conclusion and may be missing some vitally important piece of possible information. Perhaps almost everything they gleaned from the RNC was mostly public and discussed mostly debate points and policy discussions. Meanwhile the DNC and Hillary’s e-mails had secrets, many secrets, and they were damning secrets at that which were not known in the public and revealed actions which would have been prosecutable had these facts been about the Republicans instead of the Democrats. So the Republican computers had run of the mill data and research for the election and polling and records of donations and other records which are required by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) which is very boring stuff and would not have been of any real interest. While on the other computers they found records of cheating and pay for play of the Clinton Foundation and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and shared debate questions and the entire attack plan to deny Bernie Sanders a fair and even run for the nomination favoring Hillary Clinton while crippling Bernie Sanders’s opportunities and any chance of winning the nomination.

 

Which information would be important in a free society anyway? Would it be polling data, contribution records and policy statements defining the platform or cheating, bribery and criminal activities? The answer is obvious. The Russians did not release the information gleaned from the RNC because most of it was already public knowledge or was filed with the FEC or other government agencies as required by law thus mostly position data, platform positions and basic data and information which was filed already with the government and available to the public. The DNC, Hillary’s e-mails, well, now we know what was found there whether it was Russia or Wikileaks who cracked these computer systems as it was made public. So the RNC information was already public while the DNC and Hillary’s e-mails were secret and the Democrats were going to great extremes to continue hiding what was on their computers. Which information had you gotten would you believe might be of interest to the people, the already public information or deep secrets being hidden fearing public reactions if these bits of information would become known. Secrets are the only thing which people care to hear and simple data which are already publically available is totally uninteresting. So of course whoever had secret information would believe releasing such information might be of interest and might be useful information for the voters. So it was secrets which were found interesting and thus released.

 

Computer Secrets Revealed

Computer Secrets Revealed

 

Americans were actually served well by the releasing of this information as democracy works best when there are no secrets. Secrets are poison to democracy, always was, always will be. Democracy is served best when all secrets from all sides are aired rather than hidden and concealed from the people, the voters. The squirming on the left is that they were found out and their secrets and sins were revealed and the left firmly believes that only the right has secrets, the left has valued information which must remain concealed because only the selected few may be permitted to know the secrets. Conservatives are secretive and thus the Republicans must have had more secrets than Hillary or the DNC could ever have hidden because the Democrats, the leftists are the holders of truth and the only holders of truth even if most of that truth must be kept from the public because they could never understand these things they must hold secret because the other side has even deeper and more evil secrets. The Russians or Wikileaks released secrets and damning information about the Democrats because they wanted Trump to win the Presidency. They were out to destroy Hillary. The fact is that Hillary had played loose with morality while as Secretary of State using her position to enrich herself and her husband while Trump was running his companies and the Republicans were working their way through seventeen candidates. While the Republicans were trying to figure their way through debates the DNC was receiving debate questions to feed Hillary but not Bernie. Which would be of interest to the American voters, the Republican debate schedule or the fact that one Democrat candidate was receiving debate questions through a DNC operative working for CNN.

 

But all other considerations aside, there is actually a reason that the revelations by Wikileaks, wherever they originated, were a good thing for the election. First is they probably did not sway more than a few thousand voters from Hillary to Donald Trump in the entire company as those who were going to vote for Hillary would commit suicide before voting for Trump. Democracy works best when the voters have all of the information possible and are making reasoned and intelligent decisions in the voting booths. Unfortunately there will always be secrets and there will be secrets with both parties. Most of the secrets are how they plan on formulating their campaigns and which states they believe are in play and where they are not bothering to put up a fight. Those are tactics and none of that information from the DNC was released. None of the RNC tactics were released either. Hillary and the DNC had lots of hidden information while Trump had tweets which are rarely secret. Hillary was running while attempting to conceal much of her past from the FBI as well as the voters while Trump Tweeted every thought which crossed his mind and often his Tweets contradicted earlier Tweets proving even he did not know all of his positions. Hillary was running under a dark cloud of secrets, deep and dark secrets. Trump ran as open a campaign as humanly possible and his Tweets proved one thing, that he will need many advisors to mold his thoughts through providing information, one can only hope truthful information. The reason that secrets were released about the Hillary Clinton campaign and not the Donald Trump campaign was simple, Trump has a totally public campaign and everything the media could possibly find to report derogatory about Trump, it would be repeated ad-nauseum until even the least news observant American could repeat that piece of news verbatim. Hillary’s and the DNC’s secrets would have remained as deep, dark secrets and the voters would have never known any of the crooked and potentially illegal actions and secrets which were ensconced on those hard drives. The truth is that the released secrets might have served the American public well and perhaps had an influence by pushing many who were debating on whether to vote Trump or stay home to actually go vote. If these releases of secrets allowed more Americans to cast votes and have their opinions represented in the election, is that not a good thing. Is not the lack of voting Americans in election cycle after cycle not one of the reasons given by the political theorists that the democratic voting part of the American Republic as something dangerous that threatens the governance? If that is the case, then was not the American Republic Governance helped of these releases sent more people to the polls? If your answer is that it depends who these additional voters were voting for then that is a partisan answer. Whenever more people express their opinion the closer the government will represent the people, which is the purpose of the governance.

 

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