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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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October 5, 2015

Epiphany on Coming Crisis

 

The Death of a Culture

 

I was discussing yesterday’s article with our grammar and check the spell-check editor when we each added one comment after the other and realized something which did not rest well but just might be the near future. With the introduction of Russian troops loosed in Syria and their targeting those opposing Syrian dictator (but not so strong-man) Bashir al-Assad though not restricting these attacks to the Islamic State, actually aiming for every Assad foe other than the Islamic State starting with those backed by President Obama, the coming result will be another two or three million refugees as many anti-Assad forces lay down their arms and flee. These additional refugees will be exclusively young males who had taken up arms and are combat hardened and not exactly the kind of refugee who will resettle calmly into a suburban home and tend his vegetable garden. These are members of al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist entities who will be seeking some place to set up their version of Sharia and start imposing Islam and turning areas into little terror states wherever they end up settling. These will be the kind of Islamic refugees who are more like the blind sheik or Imam Abu Hamza currently on trial in Britain for instigating terrorist activities. The question which is sure to arise is who will take in these refugees as well as the thus far obvious overly represented young, unattached, childless, apparently single male refugees who have been overrunning Europe and are entering Germany, France and Britain as quickly as they are able to purchase train rickets which has worked well to breach the British borders using mass transit through the Chunnel.

 

The solution, which will be proposed behind closed doors, executed as an executive privilege rather than executive order, to be yet another executive agreement similar to the Iranian Nuclear Deal, which will exempt this action from Congressional oversight, and will permit the funding to come from any executive level budget, which in this case will be shared by Immigrations and the Military, will bring the lion’s share of these new class of warrior refugees into the United States. This will be coordinated as a military mission with United States Army, Air Force and Navy logistical commands coordinating the transport of these refugee warriors from Syria and possibly Afghanistan as well, while President Obama is in the import Islamic Warrior mode, bringing very likely anywhere from two to fifty million refugees when including the extended families of these former allied warriors to be followed by an equal share of refugees from the general refugee population swarming Europe such that approximately half to two-thirds of the tens of millions of refugees will be resettled around the United States. The majority of these refugees will more than likely be placed in the reddest of states as possible and given full citizenship and afforded every possible assistance the Federal Government has to offer. What could possibly go wrong with such a perfect plan? Does it include all the refugees from the Syria and Islamic State war zones? What about the Yazidis who left the Sinjar Mountain and made the journey to Iraq Kurdish areas. Where Are these refugees now? Does anybody really care? Why are these refugees ignored? Wrong War? Wrong Religion? Wrong Race? Wrong Location? Or Just Wrong Peoples?

 

 

Yazidis who left the Sinjar Made the Journey to Iraq Where Are These Refugees Now Does Anybody Really Care

 

The influx of Islamic refugees will be handled with all the care and attention to potential threats these refugees may pose as has been the refugee admittance program which has been run on the Mexican border for the past hundred years where if they are caught they are held until the next morning, processed, given a court date and then released after promising to appear on that day in court. Unbelievably a full almost ten percent actually make their court date and the others have simply disappeared and are nowhere to be found. What could possibly go wrong? These orders will be kept close to their chests and from the prying eyes of Congress, the media and the people of the United States until it has become a fait accompli and it is too late to undo that which will have been done. There will be a resulting series of denunciations, threats to take action and all kinds of noise just as long as nothing is done to prevent the completion of importing potentially an additional quarter of the United States population changing the face of the United States permanently with an Islamic takeover all but guaranteed. There is the sole advantage that the jihadists once they have sufficient numbers and have exercised control over much of the United States, they will close the southern border to assure they are not challenged in their control. The expected clash of civilizations which had been predicted in the 1990s will never even throw up even the flimsiest of resistance as the Islamic takeover is planned and about to be executed by simple mass exodus of refugees and then using democracy to destroy every democracy and replace them with a façade of a vote where the results can be published a week ahead of the elections. About the only thing one can advise is that those who believe the Judeo-Christian world deserves preservation, it is time that you follow the words of the poet Dylan Thomas, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.*” For those who decide that their plight in life is best served by simply complying blindly we can only advise what Samuel Adams told his fellow colonists who chose not to oppose British tyranny,

 

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

 

And the remainder of you face the worst threat to your freedom a free people have ever seen, I am afraid that all too many of your countrymen and women are simply going to shrug and ignore the coming travesty until it is too late and with you will be facing what Winston Churchill lamented was the worst of all possible situations when he warned his countrymen and women in the late 1930s and they had chosen to ignore his warnings of the coming apocalypse, an apocalypse dwarfed by what the Western World is about to face and likely die as slaves before it is over. Quoting the Honourable Sir Winston Churchill:

 

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may
come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

 

There is a path which if pursued with vigor, purpose and full intent to enforce all conditions and limitations being placed that this refugee problem could avert becoming a disaster for all of Christianity and Judaism and other non-Muslim faiths in the not too distant future but it will take will power and spines of iron from the leaders of the Western world. With the Islamic nations closing their borders to these refugees and forcing them into camps where they have no real hope of a future or even of a guarantee of receiving food or medical treatments if and when necessary, pure frustration and desperations are driving this swarming mass of humanity into Europe seeking an improved set of conditions and possible return to a more normal life which promises to be better than the squalid refugee camps. The west must keep these refugees separate from their indigenous population but without restricting their movement or seeking to pursue a life which has hope and a better world for them in the future, especially for the children of the refugees. The problem comes when it is considered to grant the refugees citizenship or even a viable path to citizenship which requires only the filling in of forms and some menial efforts and the swearing of a loyalty oath or other ceremony. The refugees should be granted a nonvoting status such as resident foreigner leaving their citizenship tied to their nations of origin be it Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan or the Crimea or Georgia or Chechnya. This way once the strife in their home country has subsided and the rule of law been put back in place these refugees can then be persuaded to return to their nation of origin. This can only be successful if the Western nations are stringent in enforcing this and enforcing it even should they intermarry Western citizens, they still should be blocked with few exceptions made on an individual basis from becoming full citizens and possibly even the same for their children, again in an individual basis. Anything else and the Western world are playing with fire and they may as well close up shop and hand the keys to the kingdoms to the refugees and their children and their children’s children as they will become the majority within two generations as long as the demographics remain constant. To allow a virtually free transit into citizenship for the refugees would simply exchange problems with the indigenous population now being made into refugees.

 

This can be managed in such a manner that it works for all, but only if Islam itself is willing to perform some introspection of its own. Should Islam wish to be freely exercised throughout the world it needs to allow for others to worship as they please or expect any non-Islamic nation to refuse all future immigrants of Muslim extraction. The idea of supremacy of Islam and the conquest and domination over all in the world needs to be qualified and understood that there will always be differences of religious convictions no matter how much you attempt to purify the world of all heretics. Within Islam itself there are differing views which have had the Sunni and Shiites at each other’s throats for centuries with no end in sight. One might ask how pure does Islam need to be, all Sunni or all Shiite will leave a great number of dead Muslims and even then, which Sunni or Shiites? Are those Muslims whose forefathers were blocked from making the Haj to Mecca and instead made their Haj to Damascus not as worthy to be Muslims as their other brethren from the Arabian Peninsula? What about Wahabbists Islam? The divisions could result in the end of having every Imam declaring followers of other Imams as impure and the cleansing could eventually result in the last two Muslims screaming “Heretic!” at the other as they clash swords in hand making it as insane as the Highlander immortals where in the end there could be only one.

 

 

Worker shows a victory sign at Zaatri Refugee camp for Syrian refugees

 

If Islam wants to be accepted worldwide they also need be accepting of the rest of the world otherwise the rest of the world would be wise not to allow Muslims universally to access entrance to their countries if in the end the Muslims are going to insist in imposing their beliefs on the rest of the population. The Western world might choose the Saudi Arabia method for allowing people into their lands; namely, you follow Judeo-Christian society as the basis of the laws and that religion remains the universal acceptance even of those who choose to have no religion or else no admittance which would mean that no further immigration of anyone with a Quran and treating Mosques as Churches are treated in the most ardent Islamic nations where churches cannot be built, repaired or allowed to stand taller than the Mosques and there can be no proselytizing outside of Judeo-Christian religions. The rules must be equal in both the Islamic world accepting as equals those worshipping differently or not observing at all and allow equal rights to build houses of worship and all other pursuits equal to Muslims or expect the Western world to restrict Islam as Islam restricts non-Islamic faiths. As the old adage says, what is fair is fair and good for the goose, good for the gander.

 

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* 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 grieve 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.

 

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