Beyond the Cusp

November 7, 2018

Trump Proves to be a Racist

 

President Trump has a history of racism, or at least specism, one who gives preferences by species. He is also probably a number of other things in biology all leading to the realization that Trump has a definitive preference for mammalian creatures with a strong preference for the felines, canines and sapiens. We hope this does not surprise anyone too deeply, but apparently President Trump is very much alike so many of the rest of us. The difference, he often has an ability to act on his preferences in a large way. We have related this before, but it is worth repeating here as well. When Trump, long before he was elected or even had any thought of running for public office, which probably explains some of the not so intelligent things which people who plan on running for public office would risk doing, showed that he liked human beings, probably one of the more important traits, he opened a business venture in Palm Beach. When opening his country club, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, which was purchased by Donald Trump back in 1985, he opened the entire country club to all human beings who could afford to belong. We were unable to find proof, but we believe that if the guests desired to bring any canines of felines, you know, cherished pets, while staying at Mar-a-Lago, we would bet that President Trump would likely have no problems with their being accompanied by their beloved pets, friends, companions, you know, Fifi. When he reopened Mar-a-Lago allowing anyone to join and enjoy the amenities, this infuriated many, if not all, the owners of the other country clubs in Palm Beach who had exclusivity and very specific restrictive rules of whom they would permit entry onto their hallowed resort grounds. Donald Trump actually permitted Jews and people of color and all people while his competitors, they thought they were co-owners who had a say where they could tell Trump what he could permit into his club so they could simply continue their exclusivity, were aghast and exclaimed rather harshly attempting to force Trump to fall in line with the rules. He refused and continued to bring the modern era to the exclusive club owners in Palm Beach. His fellow club owners eventually integrated, but Donald Trump integrated from the very start of his involvement in this otherwise exclusionary set of country clubs. This is a man whose racism is he prefers the human race probably over reptiles, for example, Komodo Dragons (image below). Of course the fact that all of the efforts which Donald Trump has any influence, especially ownership, were egalitarian and inclusive open to every human who could pay the bill, has not sunk in on everyone. That is not the actions of a racist beyond preference for the human race.

 

A Komodo Dragon

A Komodo Dragon

 

This is something which would elude anyone observing the antics which took place when President Donald Trump visited the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh paying a condolence call as the leader of the United States and taking the stand, that what happened when Robert Bowers disturbed a Bris and Shabbat Service opening fire and murdering eleven worshippers and injuring a half dozen others including four police officers, is not who America is. Those outside the Synagogue protesting the appearance of the President were not congregants of the Tree of Life Synagogue where the Rabbi and Synagogue President all were very welcoming. Those who lay in wait to ambush President Trump included people wearing Kufiyahs, usually used to protest Israel and supporting the Palestinian Arab claims to all of Israel; SEIU shirts, signifying possibly members of the Service Employees International Union which represents government workers both federal, state and local; multicolored wigs, representing possibly referencing sexual freedom and independence; people identifying with If Not Now, an anti-Israel NGO; and as an If Not Now flyer advertising the event stated references which condemned the “police state” and touted the black supremacist hate group Black Lives Matter alongside Free Palestine, there is evidenced that these were neither conservatives nor members of the Tree of Life Synagogue. There was a speaker from If Not Now who complained that, “More cops in shuls will not make us safer.” Their antipathy for police is not exactly surprising as they regularly protest against the IDF, Israeli Border Police and anything having even the slightest relations with the Israeli government, also the conservative, religious and Zionist political parties and Israel in general. The article we found much of the information also reported that there was a sign reading, “Queer Catholic Protects Jews: End White Supremacy.” From the reports, we saw on the television, this group, like many around the nation, was loud and very proud of their demands and insistence that they represent The Resistance and as such also the vast majority of the American people.

 

We recently had the annual leftist yell fest down in Tel Aviv in Rabin Square commemorating the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. There was the usual reaction one would expect from a majority leftist crowd when a sitting Minister from the ruling Likud, a conservative and relatively Zionist Party, spoke they were clearly polite, well, except for their shouting down when Tzachi Hanegbi spoke. It appears to be something consistent with the leftists in both Israel and the United States, they equate with the loud volume they generate at rallies with being the majority as their opponents are so quiet so thus are therefore nonexistent. They have decided that if they prove to be excessively loud that these acts will lead to their being the majority at the election booths. After all, doesn’t everybody love to hear fanatical screaming. Well, we will be finding the result of the elections in the United States by the end of the week, probably sooner, and we will see if loudly screaming at President Trump wherever he appears and screaming at any Republican candidates, Congresscritters, staff members or other obviously conservative person or people who has the audacity to appear in public and eat in a public restaurant forcing them to always eat at home or at safe friends homes with like minded people results in that Blue Wave we have seen reported in some places. We are willing to bet that screaming likely does not result in their hoped for Blue Wave but then we also doubt there will be a Red Wave, just a Red Tide which will have one whose actions will need be monitored, Mitt Romney. Why Mitt Romney, you ask? Well, he was quite a “Never Trumper” until he announced his intention to run for the United States Senate seat in Utah, and then he became an ardent Trump supporter. We expect Mitt Romney may very well become the new leader of the Republican Resistance against President Trump and are hoping to be happily wrong on this one. But, the election results will be revealing as to whether President Trump can expect to be reelected in 2020 or should step aside and leave with grace. We expect President Trump will stand for reelection no matter what the midterm results.

 

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March 10, 2017

Trump Mar-a-Lago Conflict of Interest

 

The conflict over Mar-a-Lago and President Trump spending most weekends and even (gasp) having Cabinet officers meet with him at this private club which Trump continues to (gasp) own and (gasp) make money from the paying guests who he has even been seen meeting and enjoying time joking and (gasp) they pay to belong to Mar-a-Lago some two-hundred-thousand-dollars per year and these rich members have an easy path to reach, talk and socialize with the President. This is influence by the rich members of this club. There has never been such access for the rich to have like (gasp) Mar-a-Lago (gasp) and President Obama would never have had such exclusive only access to where he spent time. Perhaps we should breathe a little easier and take a step back and look at the reality and not the hyperventilating hyperbole. I guess it was all common people who were not wealthy who had access to other Presidents who spent time at Martha’s Vineyard amongst the luxury resorts and privately owned cabins and estates or amongst all those yachts all which honestly just reek of high wealth and snobbery at the least equal if not more-so than Mar-a-Lago. The difference is the Presidents staying at Martha’s Vineyard often stayed at the mansion of some paltry multi-millionaire which could never have been as bad as staying at one’s own resort. But what actually galls the leftists is that President Trump also makes money off owning the resort where he also owns his own luxury suite and that he actually has Cabinet members meet with him at the resort he owns though he likely allows the Cabinet members stay for free, and that probably also upsets these currently perpetually upset. But let us look a little closer at some more reality which the left will contest the validity, but we checked and these are actual truths that follow.

 

Martha’s Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard

 

The problem is that President Trump did not force everything using his name to change the name on the building such as the Trump Towers around the world or that he did not divest himself of his entire and total wealth and investments. This, they claim, is tantamount to the selling of the Presidency. Well, let us look at the actual requirements for a President to do in order to assume the office. Actually let’s concentrate on one thing which is not a requirement. When a person assumes the Presidency there is no requirement for them to divest themselves from any properties, companies they own or investments. They are not required to surrender their control over their investments. The reason most Presidents have placed their investments under the control of a neutral blind trust with an investment company simply was to avoid any temptation to use their knowledge from the office to influence their investments. The removing their connection to their investing is probably wise but a President is not required to completely distance themselves from all business and other financial interests. Does anybody honestly believe that George Washington allowed Mount Vernon to stop raising crops, released all the people working at Mount Vernon and divested himself from all investments? How about John Adams? Do you think he closed all of his business interests in Boston and stopped all actions at his estate? How about Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wealth and business interests? If you have a sneaky feeling that these Presidents continued to allow their business interests and investments to make profits, then you are correct and that is because the President is not required to sacrifice their wealth just because they assumed the office of President. Imagine that, just becoming President does not mean that one must sacrifice everything when taking office, wow!

 

Why don’t we get down to the real crime which President Trump has committed. He is not a political leftist and he defeated the left’s candidate, the squeaky clean Hillary Clinton who has never committed a shady or compromising act in her entire life and has led an exemplary life with unprecedented accomplishments during her political career (gag). Benghazi had nothing to do with Clinton and the foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation had no connection to the fact that it appeared like Hillary Clinton was in line to be the next President of the United States. The fact that the contributions came to a crashing halt when she lost the election was simply coincidence. All the revelations from the leaked e-mails from the Democrat Central Committee (that was leaked, not hacked) of corruption and coercion which denied Bernie Sanders any hope of becoming the Democrat candidate for President did not tarnish Hillary Clinton’s nomination. We could go on to the leaks and hacks from Wikileaks, not the Russians, which added so much fuel to the fire already burning down the Clinton campaign and the fact that Hillary Clinton campaigned predominantly in states where she was already guaranteed to win including spending most of the final three weeks campaigning in California and almost totally ignored Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania which were the states which determined the election. Further, the fact that Donald Trump campaigned largely on issues while Hillary Clinton campaigned on personal attacks on Trump could not have had anything to do with her loss. And lastly, where Donald Trump defined the fundamental issues which many Americans in the general population across a broader spectrum which included ending illegal immigration, boosting the economy, increasing jobs and actually identified Islamist Extremist Terrorism as a threat to the United States; Hillary Clinton mostly accused Donald Trump as the biggest threat to the United States and promised to continue the economic programs of President Barack Obama, an economic policy most claimed had failed.

 

What is interesting is that the central idea behind Hillary Clinton’s campaign, namely that Donald Trump posed the greatest threat to the people of the United States and that Trump did not deserve to be President, was unfit for the office, was basically a racist hateful person who was a fascist and finally that the idea of a President Trump should be such an anathema to the citizens of the United States that anything and everything should be considered allowable in order to prevent such an eventuality. That Hillary Clinton was the nation’s savior from Donald Trump and was why she should be elected, is also the basic tone of the leftist continuous tantrum which we have witnessed since the election. The outrage started immediately after the election results were announced and the predictions of his being a complete failure and his administration being in disarray actually began before the Inauguration. Since the Inauguration we have heard a constant drumbeat demanding President Trump be impeached and that Vice President Pence needs to go at the same time as well as Speaker of the House Ryan and the list would probably continue on down the rest of the order of succession until they reached an acceptable individual which would be the first Democrat. Then if that Democrat proved not to be sufficiently to the left they would come under attack as well with demands they be impeached and this would continue until they either got a verifiable leftist or Hillary Clinton, which would be impossible as she is nowhere to be found on the order of succession. The reasoning behind the full bore rejection of President Trump is partially manufactured and based in the idea that if sufficient disruption can be brought to bear on the American public, that come the next election they will do the correct thing, elect the media and establishment candidate, also known as the leftist, socialist candidate. This has been the leftist tactic throughout the ages and usually leads to fascist governance where there is one final election that the leftists win and then they form a dictatorship. Should these riots and other tactics succeed, then what we are currently witnessing is the downfall and end of the American experiment and it will die as was predicted by political scientists where they have seen that historically democracies, including republics, die between two and four hundred years after they rise from the tyranny they defeated. This is called the Tytler Cycle of Power in Governance talked about here. Let us hope that this is not the signal that we are reaching the end of civility and the end of what has been called the Great American Experiment in Self Government. When the United States was first formed the monarchies of Europe claimed that it would fail and they would crawl back to Europe pleading for guidance because the common man was incapable of ruling themselves for long. It would be a shame to find out they were correct but simply got the time frame wrong.

 

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