Beyond the Cusp

March 5, 2017

Republican Distress Self-Inflicted

 

The Republicans appear to be in disarray and acting as if they are completely unaware of the fact that they control both houses of Congress and the White House and are in the catbird seat exactly as the Democrats were the first two years of President Obama’s two terms. They are capable of setting the rules in the Senate such that they would have sufficient votes to ensure cloture by requiring a mere fifty-two votes ending any filibuster. The Democrat use of the so-called nuclear option set the precedent for adjusting cloture to fit your needs when you have the majority in the Senate. Yes, doing so would allow for the Democrats to do similarly when they gain fifty-one seats in the Senate and who does not believe they would do exactly as such anyway. The Republicans instead are fighting with the White House declaring the President’s budget dead on arrival. This is a party in need of better leadership as currently they are wasting their first and possibly only opportunity to prove they are the better option by acting as a whole to enact their vision for the United States.

 

I hear people demanding what we would propose if we think we have the answer. Well, perhaps they could actually get everybody on the same page instead of having a different set of priorities for every twenty or thirty Republicans. They need to have the Senate choose ten Senators and the House of Representatives choose twenty-five or thirty Representatives and have these people meet with the President and each Cabinet member in a series of meetings taking a week out of their schedules. Initially the President on the first day along with his preferred advisors should meet with the delegations and set a general structure for the ensuing week or even two and have the President and everyone else at the meeting express their preferences and ideas and have them discussed in a general sense setting up a framework. Then they should have meetings with cabinet members and the President each morning and then return and meet with the Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate each with their own chosen delegates such that everybody has some input and in the end they reach a consensus which is acceptable to the President and his Cabinet and advisors. Once this framework has been set, then the House of Representatives and the Senate can begin to work on the enactment of these ideas putting them into action. These agreed upon initiatives should be enacted through the House of Representatives and the Senate in quick order and signed by the President getting a basic set of accomplishments enacted and presented to the public as actual accomplishments in the next election cycle. If their ideas actually capture the minds and match the ideas of the population in the majority of the nation, then the Republicans can reap the rewards and press forward with even more action and accomplish what they promised in the first place.

 

President Trump National Security Advisor McMaster Speaker of the House of Representatives Ryan President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate Hatch

President Trump National Security Advisor McMaster
Speaker of the House of Representatives Ryan
President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate Hatch

 

The first thing they need do is revamp healthcare. An idea we would like to suggest is to keep the choice parts of the current system adjusted to make them include competition between the many insurance companies. Much of healthcare need be taken from the employers and returned to the people such that their demand for the most and best options and the insurance companies need meet their hopes at an acceptable price, this will bring healthcare costs back down within reason. Further, the government need remove most of the regulations, reporting requirements and other unnecessary paperwork which has completely destroyed the concept of a single doctor working from their home in the neighborhood where their patients reside as had been the case before the government needlessly intervened and destroyed affordable healthcare. The government should only require that insurance policies cover major medical allowing people to decide to pay for any minor care out of their own pockets. The one idea which the government should make illegal would be controversial but in the long run would produce lower medical costs, and that is to make group policies illegal such that companies, unions, and other groups such as retirement groups or social groups from offering insurance to their workers or members. Make individual policies the sole type of health insurance allowed and only require minimal coverages. We suggest only what used to be considered major medical which would include emergency rooms treatment with a deductible, surgical procedures, any hospital or clinical procedures again with a deductible, and hospital stays with a deductible. The deductibles would depend on the cost of the coverage with the less expensive coverage having a higher deductible while there could be specialty additional coverages which would cover these deductibles but this should be banned from health insurers offering. Such a system would produce insurance affordable at any level such that younger and healthier people could take the risk of higher deductibles and with people paying for most of their own healthcare we would see prices become lower for most standard healthcare needs. The main way to cut healthcare costs would be to put a cap on rewards for malpractice suits and make one vital change, the lawyers losing any malpractice suit would be responsible for both sides’ court costs and lawyers’ fees within set limits. This would lead to fewer malpractice suits as lawyers would be very careful to only take such cases which they felt quite sure of their case and winning the case, period.

 

There are probably many other means for lowering court costs which we have not included which the Congress could enact. Removing regulations and paperwork would be one of the greatest means to relieve the burden on physicians who have had to form groups to defray the clerical costs imposed by both government and insurance companies who often are demanding additional paperwork simply because the government demands they file paperwork. Government is once again the greatest contributor to the costs of a commodity which they also demand everybody purchase. This is simply something the people’s need should have to accommodate and not employers or government as that is the current system which the people declared broken and becoming overly expensive with far too many forms. The government should never have the power to add costs beyond reason to an industry and then require the people purchase said product. As happened with car insurance, whenever the government demands people to purchase a commodity the price of such commodity will naturally skyrocket reaching the limit of what the people are capable to pay, not the actual required cost of the commodity. Simply ask yourself what would you charge for widgets if the government required every person to purchase one widget every month? You would price them set the highest price the market would bear rather than a competitive price because every other widget salesperson would be doing the same. The highest probability is all widget salespersons would agree to set an inflated price where all would become wealthy beyond what any normal competition would prevail had the government not required people to purchase your product. That is simple reality of life and not rocket science, or advanced economics. The proof of this theory has been the cost of health insurance since Obamacare hit the market. This is why competition must be returned to the health insurance markets and as much government involvement must be removed back to bare bones or less. No government involvement would be the most preferred state of healthcare. But first the Republicans need to unify and find some leadership which can work well with President Trump, both by leading when necessary and following when Trump is leading constructively. We can only hope.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

February 26, 2017

Senator McCain, the Media Moderate Republican Leader?

 

That is the favorite phrase we seem to read whenever the media is about to attack some Republican for some treachery or perceived misdeed. They have been appearing repeatedly in articles when there is a need for a quote of a Republican questioning, disagreeing, criticizing, decrying, denouncing or in some other way disgracing President Trump or those in his administration. Often the article will then point out how President Donald Trump is not a normative Republican or has often contributed to Democrat candidates or some other action which apparently should disqualify him from support by the entirety of the Republican Party. Such articles often then explain that obviously President Trump running for President as a Republican, a false Republican, but a Republican just the same, must be opposed by the Democrats and their final conclusion is always that President Trump must be opposed by everybody because he has forsaken both parties and is a disruptive influence on American politics. What these articles appear to have missed is that the recent political season has been a revolt against politics as usual. The first, and until Trump, the biggest and most obvious sign was the Brexit vote. The European Union was campaigning against any move by the British to leave their ranks and Prime Minister Cameron even went so far as to threaten to resign should the BREXIT vote remove Britain from the European Union. Well, the people were, according to almost every poll, predicted to vote to remain by a small margin and the result was more definitive than predicted but was in favor of leaving. The British are taking a long and winding approach to leaving presumably in order to allow time for reconsideration which is not likely coming. The good news is that Cameron did resign as threatened, or promised depending on your viewpoint, and the British have a Prime Minister who presumably has their confidence as she is in favor of withdrawing from the European Union even if slowly. Then there were rumors of the European right wing parties gaining strength, especially the nationalist parties, and that it was expected that the German elections would replace Chancellor Angela Merkel who was likely to lose and then that French President François Hollande announced he would not seek reelection. Donald Trump winning as President of the United States was just the crowning exclamation point on the dearth of the liberal west which just a few years earlier with the reelection of President Obama was looking as if they would rule for the foreseeable future.

 

Then the media was all over the prediction by Senator Chuck Schumer, the great spokesperson of the Democrat left, where he prognosticated the divorce between the Republican Party, or at least those Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and President Trump. His claim was that in four months there would be a splitting between true Republicans and Trump because of his ignoring protocols and not giving them adequate measure in his appointments and his populace stances which they cannot agree with and would rub roughly making them chafe and itch so badly that they would have to disassociate from Trump to remain pure. You have to understand that the media will quote anybody claiming that Donald Trump is making enemies anywhere and with anyone, any group, any political faction or any people holding purist views. They seek anger from any quarter and will attack any crack with crowbars of skepticism trying desperately to turn the slightest crack into a chasm if there is even the remotest of possibilities it will alienate Trump from voters. You see, Donald Trump must be brought low for he is a scoundrel who has bested the media in the game of words. They are used to having all the words coming from them and that their words win in the end and that there be no way around their words. Then there came Trump and the Twitterverse where Tweets are louder than all that the media’s words can carry. His reaching the public directly and telling them exactly what he means and what they should believe about him in 140 characters or less. The media cannot fight Donald Trump even in the Twitterverse because they have never mastered brevity as their trade is wordiness and Trump has mastered cutting to the chase and directly to the chase. The media attacks with lengthy diatribes and Trump replies with 140 characters or less and they have no answer for these tweets. The people get the essence of Trump and the media is powerless to dilute his wisdom, his tweets.

 

Politics has changed and Trump along with the Internet has changed it and never again will campaigns be won by cumbersome political machines and large campaigns. Brevity has become the new watchword and that 140 characters or less limit is the initial cause with short attention spans being the final touch. Campaigns will be held just as much on YouTube as every in person appearance can also be shared with the world in real time and then returned to be viewed again and again. Donald Trump has taken politics out of the hands of the political machines and eventually this revolution could bring down the large political parties. This was the idea of a candidate back during the 2000 elections whose campaign literature and all was on the Web, the Internet, where his supporters had hoped it might catch and go viral, a phrase not even born at that time, or in its infancy. This campaign did benefit from these postings as it gained the campaign the support of a group which was already Internet savvy, the gun rights groups which found his pro-gun stance to their liking and came out solidly behind him. Unfortunately that proved not to quite be sufficient in a rather liberal area but it did give hope that perhaps there would be a future where the Internet would trump, pardon the pun, the regular media and the rest of the structured political monopolies. That day has arrived and this genie will not be put back in its box. This new paradigm scares the likes of Senator McCain, Senator Schumer, the media and the leadership of both parties. Their regular power structure has been toppled by a campaign which utilized the media as their public awareness source having the media carry their water and do their advertising for them while straightening any wrongful reporting or damaging news reports and editorials by going directly to their base online and stating that their positions and responses to accusations and rumors would be made on Twitter, YouTube or their web address. People got used to seeking information refuting news stories, or at least clarifying them, by following Donald Trump on Twitter or finding his actual campaign appearances recorded on YouTube or, as a last resort, going to his web site to find answers.

 

Fake News Galore NYT

Fake News Galore

 

Where will the media go without political campaigns every four years depending on them carrying their water when there is a firehose called Twitter and a garden hose for a slower and more detailed watering of the public on YouTube and other locations on the Internet? That is a good question and with the way they are currently acting, that question becomes all the more pressing. The torrents of “Fake News” stories are not doing the media any favors. When the people now trust the President more than the media covering him and the President remains trending on Twitter, then this will only trend worse and worse for the media. With every story told about President Trump which he denies and then gives his version in one, two, three or so 140 characters Tweets basically asking, “Who are you going to believe, Donald Trump or the lying media?” Unfortunately for the media the majority of the citizenry, according to a poll, believe Donald Trump over the White House Press Corps, which kind of answers the previous question. The media, if it knows what is good for them and their future, should start speaking straightly and honestly even if the news is not to their liking. With every story which results in the media being shown to have told another set of lies, their credibility sinks lower and further from any ability for redemption. When people have direct access to the seats of power, the actual leaders and their real statements, the media faces a real problem. They no longer filter the information the people receive as the leaders and politicians and the people have direct access to the real stories in the words with which they were spoken. They have little actual choice but to give the truth or face obsolescence as they spiral into irrelevance. Imagine a world with no New York Times, no Wall Street Journal, no Washington Post, no CNN, no Fox News and the remainders of the mainstream media have collapsed into a pool of lies of their own making. In some way it is really a shame that it had to be Donald Trump who brought about this change and gave the media their comeuppance. But then it was always going to take somebody famous, flamboyant and somewhat irregular to bring about such change, so, in a way it needed to be somebody exactly like Donald Trump.

 

We have to face it that there are very few people in this world anything like Donald Trump. He brags like few others. Where he may not be as wealthy as he claims, he sure can play the part even if he has his doubters. He has the brashness to face the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Now he is deconstructing the myth of the inviolate media whose words are as pure unvarnished truth as he proves they are more often than not painted tapestries telling fanciful tales and yarns of myth and magic. He has challenged the evening anchors to a war of words and abbreviations and proving that his 140 characters or less are greater than their hour of comic coverage. This will be a battle of the ages and it will be amusing to witness. There is one warning we would like to impart to President Donald Trump. Whatever you do remember that it was the people who made you and should you believe too highly in yourself, they will remind you that you are very little without them and that the last thing they will accept from you is anything short of the truth. Do not for a moment believe that you are smarter or more wise than the people as their collective wisdom and ability to smell a yarn is far greater than any single person’s ability to get away with misleading them or concealing the truth from them. The people will always find out the liar in the end and they will more oft than not do it before the liar gets out of town. Tell them the truth and they will forgive the mistake and even the slightest of misconceptions, but lie and they will roast you like you can never know. Recovery from their anger is impossible and once deceived they will not be won back to your side for they are a mean mistress whose scorn will destroy the strongest of leaders. Keep the people at your side and nothing can stand against you, not even political parties because all political power arises from the people, or at least that is the theory. Trust the people if you ever hope for them to trust you. And if you could, be nicer to the media, please. OK, just kidding.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

December 3, 2016

American Liberal Jews, Israel, Funding, Freedom and Self-Respect

 

American Jews just supported Hillary Clinton in impressive style garnering her an impressive over three-to-one count, just a little shy of their support for Barack Obama averaging his two runs. Their claim that they supported President Obama despite his stance on Israel, especially after his first term betrayals of the Jewish State at every opportunity, because he actually was doing Israel a favor by cutting ties. They promised after the Iran deal not to be taken again and here we are back at square one with one blessing, they lost the election. We need to take a closer look at some of the American Jewish leftist groups and reveal truths about them. Some come right out and claim they want to destroy Israel as the Jewish State in order to save Israel as a democracy. J-Street is one such group and apparently are unable to figure out that if they got their way, then there would be no Israel should the need ever arise in the future for Jews to run to safety. The American Jews should ask themselves whether they are really serious when they wish to sacrifice Israel on the altar of Progressive Leftist Liberalism. Many will answer that doing so is the best alternative for Jews as their real future is within the United States and not trying to relive ancient history. They will claim that we Zionists are the ones who require a reality check because there is no Hashem which will gather the Jews back and make a great nation of Israel after two thousand years because the Torah was just some old scroll written by Moses if he ever really existed. They will further place as evidence the differing writing styles as proof that Torah was written in different periods by groups of political-religious philosophers who wrote some very handy parables but Torah is no more than a fiction which holds no real value to the reality of Jews today. These are the same people who also claim that the American Constitution is a living document which must be reinterpreted by their leftist leaders so it applies to the society they intend to build and not to preserve a society built back some two-hundred years ago. They make a similar claim about both the Torah and the Constitution, they claim both are great reads but have no real relevance to the world today and need be put on the shelf while they move forward with building a Utopia.

 

The reality is that the American Constitution was a work of brilliance with minds of a group of patriots who were the best America had to offer at that time and their experiences with the Crown of England and the Articles of Federation gave them a real look into what the soul of a governance need be and they worked very hard to craft a document that was to be the frame for the future of the United States and to survive intact and be applied for all time. To them it was not a work in progress but the culmination of everything they knew and loved and was supposed to be set in stone and applied exactly as written. They wrote it in the common language not using Latin or legalese but plain English such that every American would understand its plain language. Where there is vagueness it is partly due to language having changed and for some wiggle-room but not to be used to apply legal crowbars until the document is split wide open.

 

Torah is an even more carefully worded document and is also a history of the Israelite People, the forefathers of today’s Jews wherever they may be found. The stories in the Torah and the Old Testament have withstood archeological research and as time continues there comes more and more cases of proof of the stories, the histories, told in Torah. Torah is to be applied literally and there have been volumes of writings by Rabbis over the ages dissecting every world with the greatest volumes being included in the writings of the Talmud. The Oral Code is the miracle for adjusting Jewish life to fit the times and perhaps with time there will be further works compiled as well as new writings giving us a better fit with the Oral Code as it is to be followed today. Until then we will simply live with what is available and work first to rebuilding our homelands and gathering our flocks home, those willing to join in the making of the final Israel and readying her for the coming of the Messiah. This is the splitting point between the American leftist Jews and the majority of Israeli Jews including those who made Aliyah from the United States. This also might explain the complete disparity between the two groups voting patterns where Trump was more supported in Israel by near equal a ratio as Clinton won the American Jewish vote.

 

There is one point where we differ from many Israeli Jews from the United States and actually agree with the leftist American Jews though for entirely different reasons. Odd as it may sound, ending the suckling of Israel to the tune of billions of dollars is an idea whose time approaches and would be a great offer for Prime Minister Netanyahu to give President Trump as Israel’s present to assist with the United States balancing their budget and putting their house in order. Granted Israel will still require the financial arrangements for acquiring the F-35 JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) as the new mainstay for the Israeli Air Force as already set in place and agreed upon. But if Israel can arrange that we end the military ties where Israel is dependent upon the United States as a junior partner requiring the largesse of the United States to survive can and should end. Israel would also gain from such an arrangement as this would bring any future Israeli mainstay for our Air force home to be designed and produced in Israel. Would we require purchasing parts from other nations such as the possibility of procuring jet turbine engines from Boeing or McDonald Douglass, Lockheed-Martin or Pratt & Whitney? Yes, and we would also be free to buy Rolls-Royce power plants choosing between the three companies (see below images) and any others for the best deal for the Shekel. Relying on Israeli designs and Israeli production for as much of any future aircraft as can be done in Israel would boost the Israeli economy, provide tens of thousands of jobs over the years and make Israel a competitor in the military aircraft industry. Israel could partner with whomever they choose without having to receive United States approval for every step which could only strengthen Israeli ties with other nations such as India, Brazil, Britain, Russia, China or who knows as the possibilities are magnificently broad and open. And of course Israel could still team with the United States and doing such might be the best natural fit, time will tell. After all, does not Israel manufacture one of the best main battle tanks, the Merkava IV currently if we remember correctly? Why, yes, they sure do.

 

Top left Pratt & Whitney right Rolls-Royce Bottom Lockheed SR71 Test with Full Afterburner

Top left Pratt & Whitney right Rolls-Royce
Bottom Lockheed SR71 Test with Full Afterburner

 

In so many other areas Israel and the United States share many common interests but the Palestinian situation has not been one of the stronger ones. Contrary to what many American Jews are fearing, President Elect Donald Trump is not a racist, not an anti-Semite and not any of the phobic identity titles Leftist Progressives love so much to throw in the faces of people they don’t like. The Republican Party is not anti-Israel and probably passed the most pro-Israel platform since President Truman took to task every advisor who demanded the United States not recognize Israel as doing so would upset the Arab world and recognized Israel anyway. The fact that this recognition was immediately followed by the placing of an arms embargo against the United States selling arms to Israel is another matter. At least there was no great effort to prevent private citizens from shipping Israel weapons through circuitous channels or through well disguised and concealed manners. There is no denying that the United States has been a reliable and friendly partner to Israel even if the only manner was the use of their Security Council veto to prevent the crushing of Israel by international forces mostly powered through Arab oil monies and their threat of embargo of the precious fluid, especially to European nations so dependent upon the oil from the Middle East and Russia. This may become mitigated in the future as natural gas replaces oil in many power production facilities and Israel is sitting on two very large offshore reservoirs of natural gas. The production and sale of this will serve to lower electrical costs to Israelis while also being a profitable export resource with which to formulate new and better relations throughout Europe, providing the Europeans are willing and still capable of controlling such agreements without setting off riots in the streets. Sometimes we here at BTC believe that there is absolutely little if any future for Jews to live in Europe without being under constant threat. We pray often that those still residing in Europe escape before anything horrific will come to pass. We feel this way about all Jews as we are a family as well as a People and far more than a simple religion as too many Jews believe. Coming to Israel for an extended visit, one will see the reality and perhaps then make the fateful and correct choice to make Aliyah. Then again, there are those who will never come here as it is too Jewish and this we understand and regret. The truth is it is so much easier to be a good and religious Jew in Israel than almost, if not every other location on Earth.

 

Let us talk briefly about the difference between the Democrat and Republican Party Platforms. It was probably snuck into the Democrat platform recognizing Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel and that efforts towards moving the embassy there should be made, well, at least pretend to make moves and blame the State Department once more as a President Hillary Clinton would have signed the necessary waver to prevent such each year as has been the case since forevers. The Republican Platform recognizes Jerusalem as the Capital City of Israel and President Elect Trump has stated repeatedly his intent to move the Embassy to Jerusalem. He could use the Consulate as it was built as a secure facility with intent for it to eventually, should the President ever not sign the waver, be utilized as such. What is interesting is that President Trump in order to make the move for the United States Embassy to Jerusalem has simply to do nothing. That’s right; nothing. In order to prevent the move the President is required to sign a waiver twice each year stating that for reasons of international concerns and other consideration moving the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is not possible and would be damaging. Below are the particulars from the legislation which has passed both houses of congress and been approved by President Clinton.

 

Sec. 7. Presidential Waiver.

(a) Waiver Authority.—
(1) Beginning on October 1, 1998, the president may suspend the limitations set forth in section 3(b) for a period of six months if he determines and reports to Congress in advance that such suspension is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States.
(2) The President may suspend such limitations for an additional six month period at the end of any period during which the suspension is in effect under this subsections if the President determines and reports to Congress in advance of the additional suspension that the additional suspension is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States.
(3) A report under paragraph (1) or (2) shall include—
(A) A statement of the interests affected by the limitation that the President seeks to suspend; and
(B) A discussion of the manner in which the limitation affects the interests.
(b) Applicability of Waiver to Availability of Funds.—
If the President exercises the authority set forth in subsection (a) in a fiscal year for the purpose set forth in such section 3(b) except to the extent that the limitation is suspended in such following fiscal year by reason of the exercise of the authority in subsection (a).

 

It will be readily obvious whether President Trump makes good on his promise as stated to AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) where he stated the following: (video of entire speech can be found below)

But when the United States stands with Israel, the chances of peace really rise and rises exponentially. That’s what will happen when Donald Trump is president of the United States.
We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.
And we will send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and our most reliable ally, the state of Israel.

 


Donald Trump Full Speech at AIPAC
Policy Conference on March 21, 2016

 

The media and majority of American Jewish organizations with the most obvious exception being the ZOA (Zionist Organization of America) who stood almost alone in not rushing to denigrate Donald Trump as a racist anti-Semite nor to stand with Hillary Clinton completely ignoring the anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semites who were a critical part of her team and have been advising and winning asseverations from her filled with encouragement and petition to carry on with the good work. These individuals are well known and include but are not limited to Huma Mahmood Abedin (father, mother and brother to the Muslim Brotherhood), Sidney Blumenthal, Max Blumenthal (Closest advisor on Israel with emphasis on Palestinian Arab support even at the cost of Israel) , Sandy Berger (Advised forcing Israel from all of Judea and Samaria to aid Abbas and make him stronger despite his also believing that any deal would place Hamas ruling the West Bank and Abbas in exile or dead), Anne Marie Slaughter (who advised e-mailing Hillary, “Suppose we launched a ‘Pledge for Palestine’ campaign,” and “Such a campaign among billionaires/multi-millionaires around the world would reflect a strong vote of confidence in the building of a Palestinian state.” And Hillary wrote back, ““I am very interested-pls flesh out. Thx.”), Thomas Pickering, George Soros and others with some listed here. Hillary Clinton was not alone in casting stones at Israel and religious Jews in general. The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is a leader in pointing out anti-Semitism but also appears to be planning to go off the rails and defames conservatives falsely and defends anti-Semites rights in the courts, something many believe to be unconstructive. One such example was Stephen Bannon who was defended by Morton A. Klein, President of ZOA.

 

An article detailing the path we can expect from the ADL’s new president, Jonathan Greenblatt, is intending to take the organization making attempts to make it into a progressive movement which fully backs leftist causes even at the expense, or possibly because of their expense, against Israel. The supporting of anything progressive, leftist and uber-liberal has become Jewish canon which is their new interpretation of Tikkun Olam (Hebrew: תיקון עולם or תקון עולם’). The claim is it means “repair the world” and they interpret that as meaning to perfect governance and make the general welfare of all equalized and marrying various progressive ideas and ideals. They miss the other side which would have the Jews spread the word of Hashem through perfecting ourselves and living a life which is exemplary with success from serving Hashem and committing to all the Commandments. The idea is that one must first look within and repair the self and through this set an example others will desire to follow as Avraham did by digging wells for water wherever he traveled and by being a supportive and respectful neighbor while seldom speaking ill of any other person. He also made a great effort to arrange his affairs openly and make any land and other purchases with great care, truthfully, and before numerous witnesses laying out precise terms which were clearly defined and everything delineated as in the form of a legal contract. Repairing the world must start with repairing oneself and that alone often takes a lifetime and even then most require even longer. Judaism, non-Orthodox Judaism is or has lost its way depending on your congregation and Rabbi and the only cure we see is to make Aliyah and open your eyes and heart to Hashem and find what it is Hashem desires of you, nothing more and definitely nothing less.

 

What the last few elections have proven is that approximately three-quarters of American Jews consistently show signs of having lost their way and latched onto Progressive, liberal, leftist and even extreme leftist ideas and ideals. They have replaced their Torah with the Progressive Left’s propaganda swallowing its swill hook, line and sinker. They need to look back at the previous Progressive track record and compare it to today’s Progressive playbook and note the similarities and how deeply it is offensive to Torah and one might say also Hashem. The Progressives first advanced the concept of Eugenics and perfecting humanity through genetic selection. This was a belief held by American aviator Charles Lindbergh as well as by the author of “Looking Backward” where socialist author Edward Bellamy mused about “race purification.” Among the more notable progressives to embrace the practice, as listed by Discover the Networks.org, were the anarco-communist Emma Goldman, NAACP founder W.E.B. Dubois, author H.G. Wells, political scientist Harold Laski, socialist reformers Sidney and Beatrice Webb, biology instructor/atheist Edward Aveling, economist John Maynard Keynes, playwright George Bernard Shaw, World Wildlife Fund founder Julian Huxley, sex theorist Havelock Ellis, and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Move to today and the Progressive movement still supports Margaret Sanger’s project, Planned Parenthood. The institution of Planned Parenthood is still in the Eugenics movement and serving the Progressive aims of building a better world through selective breeding. According to Life News, Planned Parenthood, according to new research, shows the abortion business targets blacks and Hispanics by placing 79% of its abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods. Corroborative information can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here.

 

Finally, should one look objectively at the politics in Europe and the United States, they will see the greatest concentration of anti-Semites as well as anti-Zionists and anti-Israel feelings at the furthermost left end of the spectrum. This is a trend which has occurred before and is once again raising its ugly head and will soon rise to its feet and the enormity of this monster will become evident. Yes, yes, yes, we admit that there is a core at the hard right who are anti-Semitic and these include your KKK, neo-Nazis and supremacist groups (particularly white supremacists) and that they are a constant problem; but they have been checked and marginalized to the point it is the ACLU who represents their right to march, and even when they win in court the court of public opinion, often turns out five to ten or more times the numbers of counter-protesters than these groups can muster for their march. This has reached a point where they get their court order but seldom march and instead hold an ineffectual rally. The groups on the right, the David Dukes, are such lost causes that most conservatives ignore them hoping they will simply go away quietly and never darken the door again, and that is often the case. Will a David Duke grab a headline for supporting Trump? Of course he will but had he supported Hillary Clinton nobody would have heard his endorsement as it would somehow simply not make news as it would not serve the leftist cause. How many articles have you read about former Senator from West Virginian Robert Byrd and his joining the KKK which he honestly admitted was “the greatest mistake I ever made.” Had Donald Trump made a similar error in judgement does anyone honestly believe his campaign could have survived such a report? Of course he could not and his candidacy would have died on the spot, period, no questions and no explanation required, desired or ever to be reported upon, he would have disappeared, period. The far left Progressives are, as Hillary Clinton stated revealingly that she admired, the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Progressive movement. One must wonder if she realized that this movement believed that Hitler, Mussolini and the leaders of the Eugenics Movement were wonderful and were going to bring us a better world by removing the defective genes from the gene pool by sterilization and eventually extermination as it turned out. The evil, lesser, genetically inferior included any handicapped whether physical or mental, those deemed idiots or morons with lesser IQs, blacks, Hispanics, Jews, the Polish, Russians, Ukrainians and we are sure the list would continue until there was one single human left. The early Progressives were not the altruistic people Hillary likely believes they were as they believed in a new deity, science. Science was the answer to every problem and simply by having the government applies scientific principles, proven principles, to their laws and regulations then the world would work like a Swiss watch. Fortunately the world dodged a bullet and perhaps the United States will come and return to reason and collect what remains and build anew, build better and stronger America. And at the same time perhaps Israel can find the means to cut the umbilical cord and walk on her own two competent, strong and steady feet.

 

Giving Trump a present of an end of supportive aid to Israel would benefit both nations in the end and Israel needs more opportunities to hire people to produce her own weapons’ systems which requires her to walk free and independent. We can then work with the United States, the Americans, as equals with both sharing expertise and at the end of the day Israeli research is Israeli and there will be no begging for approval from the United States to sell a few weapons or radar or other system as Israel will have all Israeli designed and produced systems. Israel has a proven record in this field and would also be the perfect exit from President Obama’s funding trap where all monies must be spent in United States companies and Israel will get none of the aid money. If Israel is not permitted to use the aid for herself unless her companies are sold and become American and leave Israel releasing their workers, why should we continue with such an atrocious deal? Let President Trump have the few billion dollars to repay the Social Security funds in the “lockbox” which is a figment of the government’s imagination, who knew they were that advanced. Of course listen to any and all offers from President Trump when Netanyahu meets him and encourage the weapons storage in Israel be updated and restocked and thank him for all he desires to do and tell him that should he simply move the embassy to Jerusalem, our Capital City, that would be payment in full for all that each has done. Stress we are better together by choice than tied at the money belt as that makes one the beggar and the other the owner and Israelis are demanding more from our government and the governance than having us suckle at the American foreign policy trough. Further, making it on our own will also remove the fear and pressures from the State Department as they will no longer have an override on anything as Israel will have paid her own way and in full. Such an arrangement will prove healthier for both nations, so thanks but no thanks to the money and maybe that will free America from also paying the Arab world equal amounts to every state. The example Israel sets could change the Middle East remarkably as Israel will truly be a free nation owing nobody. That is freedom.

 

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