Beyond the Cusp

March 9, 2017

The Grand Deal or Death by Consequences

 

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will do anything necessary to win himself his place in history. He sees that image as coming in the form of a Nobel Peace Prize which he plans on winning on the graves of thousands of Israelis, the majority being Jews of course. But there is another idea which if this is where Prime Minister Netanyahu is going, as he has gone this route before and each time Mahmoud Abbas came through in spades rejecting even the most advantageous of deals because he simply cannot allow anything offered by Israel in particular and the West in general, so Bibi is probably counting on this rejection to save Israel again. With Abbas having his life depend on his being as completely uncooperative as humanly possible, he will continue being uncooperative. When your entire society is built on rejectionism and the people are almost always at a fevered pitch on the verge of full mania, you cannot just turn the switch and they will become calm and understanding. This is the problem he and his allies from Fatah, the PLO and in the Palestinian Authority (PA) have caused. They built this engine of hatred and now they are simply riding the dragon hoping not to get eaten in the process. So this Grand Bargain, which it appears he has agreed to have Trump offer to the Arab World, mainly Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) which includes the oil sheikdoms of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and considering adding Jordan plus the United States might include some more of the Arab League nations such as Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon and maybe also add Turkey though that might be a nation too far, is for the Arab world to press Abbas and we will watch Abbas reject them too. The Grand Bargain will be a promise from President Trump that the United States will defend from Iranian hostilities these nations and in turn they will dictate a settlement to Mahmoud Abbas and Israel will pull back probably to the Green Line with some moderations and possibly even land swaps making the Palestinian State of Palestine a reality. That is our best guess as to the Grand Deal which President Trump will try to sell in the Middle East, remember, this is his first rodeo here in the really wild, wild world of Arab fanaticism.

 

If Prime Minister Netanyahu is depending on the Arab League and the GCC states to reject this bargain then he may have a surprise coming but the ace in the hole is Mahmoud Abbas who even the Arab powers will be unable to budge. They crafted this monster Abbas to be uncooperative and they will see how well their handiwork has turned out. The other side of the equation is the Arab World. They observed with calm panic as President Obama sold Israel down the river and broke every understanding the Arab World had with Washington in order to create his new Hegemonic Iranian Monster (HIM). This HIM will become a nuclear power within a decade if they have not already started building a nuclear weapons stock with which to make themselves near to invulnerable to any outside influence and free to spread their Shia terror arms around the world starting in their own backyard, the Middle East. HIM had designs on the Saudi oil fields as well as the rest of the GCC wealth and knows that if they have the strength to devour the economic heart of the Arab League, they will be capable of replacing the Arab League with one large nation called Iran. The Mullahs of Iran are keyed on using HIM to reconstruct Persia and once again deal a deathblow to Greece except to them Rome is the new Athens and Paris, London, Berlin and Moscow are the other Greek City States and the area that HIM has designs on incorporating into their new world empire. Their conquests also include Israel though they are more likely to attempt to destroy Israel and turn it into a wasteland rather than fight any costly war on the ground. Their attack on Israel will come right before HIM attacks the United States. The Arab States will likely remember this betrayal and realize that Presidential promises are only as good as the length of that President in office and then it will be up to the next President to decide if they desire keeping any previous promises. They will know that somewhere down the line the United States will not be there as promised and will simply sell them out as too costly to defend or actively joining the other side, Iran in this case. Prime Minister Netanyahu may simply be waiting for this Grand Bargain to be rejected which is the most likely outcome. The only real question is how far the bargain will get before falling apart and failing.

 

Still this is a risky maneuver because such opportunities can turn out far different than one predicts. We would not desire to be anywhere near Prime Minister Netanyahu or the Likud Party if such a deal were made and it became the Israelis turn to fulfill their obligation to establish Palestine in Judea and Samaria and then face the Israeli public in the next elections. We can visualize the temper of such an election with Yitzhak “Bougie” Herzog and his Labor Party claiming that they are the solution to the mess Netanyahu created and can protect Israelis from the terror monster on our border with reason and cooperation with the United States and Meretz Party head Zehava Gal-On joining in on how the left has all the answers and mixed in somewhere will be the ever present and Prime Minister hopeful believing she is still relevant and owed her place as Prime Minister, Tzipi Livni, clamping onto probably Labor as her ticket to the Big Show. Hopefully the Israeli public will realize and remember this entire scenario was the left’s idea and we have been stuck with this two state solution monster since Peres and company brought it down on our heads with the Oslo Accords and all the violence and the Gaza debacle with it. But this will all depend on what the Religious Zionist Jewish Home Party offers up as an alternative along with Israel Beiteinu and Avigdor Lieberman claim to be offering.

 

Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked

Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked

 

There was that interesting bit of news from an interview with Ayelet Shaked, from the Jewish Home Party where she is currently the number two seat and holds the position of Minister of Justice in the current government, who voiced an interest in the future of potentially running for the top spot in Jewish Home and trying to become the first Jewish Home Party Prime Minister, or the second if Naftali Bennett should become their first Prime Minister. We fully support Ms. Shaked as she is a competent, intelligent, energetic and true religious Zionist with an emphasis on Zionist. We can even let the world in on a little secret, though Naftali Bennett was the initial draw for us to become members of the Jewish Home, Ms. Ayelet Shaked was another factor along with Uri Ariel and Eli Ben-Dahan and their platform of recognizing all of Israel as promised in the Mandate system and other treaties and papers. We would support any of these members of the Jewish Home and would further like Jewish Home to try and gain a wider reach by offering the olive branch to other Religious Zionist Parties as we are stronger together than we can ever be competing against one another. The dream of Israeli politics has always been combining like-minded shards to create a single faction, always the dream and seldom the reality. But the point is that should such a Grand Bargain the Likud Party would see many of its more Zionist members fleeing the party like rats from a doomed ship. The Likud would make the next Knesset but would be in no position to be the kingmaker and would simply be scurrying to gain whatever scraps were offered if they were even approached to be in any coalition. For who knows how long they would remain a stained and injured party but rehabilitation would start with the removal of Bibi Netanyahu as he would receive the blame for this Grand Bargain as President Trump would likely never have tried such without Prime Minister Netanyahu onboard. So, apparently Israel, if this Grand Bargain goes through, is once again counting on the Palestinians, this time along with the Arab World, to not miss this opportunity to miss an opportunity, something they have become known for doing. We will all have to wait and see what develops but the ball is in the Trump-Netanyahu side of the court in this dangerous game of doubles.

 

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February 28, 2017

The Left and Their Dream with the Shadow Government

 

This article is written completely from ideas, concepts, threats, promises, commentary and other political talk almost exclusively from, by and via links that liberal, Democrat, leftists and extremist anti-Trump people, many of whom have apparently lost all threads holding them to sanity on Facebook alone, as we are Twitter abbrev. challenged and our friends which we have on Google are largely Israeli and Zionist thus little mention of Trump except for puzzlement over the rioting and apparently never ending temper tantrums. Some of our Google friends have cut their ties with Facebook as they found it incomprehensible and themselves often targeted because they were not hyperventilating over Trump’s election. One of the running commentaries talks about people who have been placed over the last eight years into high positions in the Civil Service where they are capable of affecting policy enactment and enforcement thus being capable of enacting their own policies and blocking those of the administration. These people have been placed sufficiently high but below the level at which they might be able to be targeted and removed from office and continue to be completely covered by Civil Service protections making them presumably near impossible to fire. The people speaking about these people often make jokes about how President Trump is unable to simply call these people to his office and say, “You’re fired,” as he was often used to saying on his shows of the “Apprentice” series. That small bit of humor is about as funny as their presumed amusing commentary gets, as much of their humor is pointed and very insulting of people in the administration, especially Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon. What is amazing is that Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon appear to have taken the bullseye off of President Donald Trump’s backside and run away with the well-aimed slings and arrows of outrageous accusations taking the full brunt of the media’s attention. If this was planned by President Trump and his advisors, then it was a brilliant diversion as if worst comes to worst, Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon are far more expendable than would be President Trump.

 

Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon

Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon

 

There are still the media and Facebook calls for both a nullification of the election and having a redo as well as the impeachment of President Trump. There is apparent exhilaration over claims that the Supreme Court is going to review the evidence of Russian intervention and giving President Trump the election when in actuality Hillary Clinton would have otherwise won the election. There are links galore telling of Supreme Court imminent review and possible negation of the election with examples here from the Brookings Institution and a web site called the Palmer Report and a site simply calling itself World as well as a site which just screams how neutral it must be with the name Bipartisan Report plus the Law Newz site and finally our favorite uninterested and totally unbiased and fair source of only the finest of true news, Daily Kos. With such reputable sites and the occasional commentary talking of such a possibility, how could any reasoned individual not see that the Supreme Court must step in and right the wrongs from the election and put the true winner, or at least force a real election where the person who actually won receives the Electoral College votes they deserve and win the election. Remember, Hillary Clinton actually won the election because she got more votes; the Electoral College is a false setup which was invented so that the people could be cheated from voting for the President directly. Well, they did get that correct and that was the reason but it goes deeper than that simple description. It was designed so that Wyoming would be far more important than California because each person voting in Wyoming was equal to many thousands of people voting in California and that need be corrected according to every leftist we have heard from living in California. Let’s do the math and they have a point about the Wyoming voters having more weight in the electoral College compared to California and this is probably the most drastic comparison from the electoral college and thus educational. California has fifty-five Electors and a population of 39,250,017 meaning that each Elector represents approximately 713,637 while Wyoming has three Electors, the minimum possible, and a population of 585,501 leading to each Elector representing 195,167 meaning each Wyoming voter represents approximately three and two-thirds. But, what about Washington D.C. which is solidly Democrat voters and also had three Electors with a population of 681,170 leading to each Elector representing 227,057, roughly equal to Wyoming so apparently there is a balancing and California likely is approximately the same as Texas and then New York comes in a close third and gives the Democrats an advantage not taken into consideration when these rabid anti-Trump people seek reasons the Electoral College, and thus the election, was absolutely unfair to Hillary Clinton making it impossible for her to win despite her receiving the majority of the popular vote. Many people will seek any point which they feel negates Donald Trump winning the election fairly and then run it into the ground repeating the same complaints ad-nauseum. Sometimes it appears as if different people were each assigned their talking point and told to beat their own positional drum until told to stop, and nobody was ever assigned to wave the stop signal so they all continue drumming home their assigned point.

 

The hyperventilating by so many and the fact that there has been almost no letting up on the intensity, that is frightening. Many of these individuals speak about the existence of a shadow government set up within the actual government used to interrupt and confound the efforts of the Trump administration and work towards toppling the government. Their hope is by preventing the proper function of the government and exacerbating any situations which will cause instability and panic in the population, they can cause governmental collapse and the people demanding action to replace Trump and all of his administration and a return to proper governance with Hillary Clinton in the White House. They completely ignore the actual existing Presidential line of succession. This is dictated by the Constitution which lists after the President the order of succession goes as follows: Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan, President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The possibility that any calamity could press the level of succession this deep would require such an event that the actual existence of the Capital would be questionable but the remainder of the Presidential succession continues as follows: Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Secretary of Homeland Security. This list includes the entire history of succession law set by Congress including the original laws as defined by the Constitution plus the Presidential Succession Act 1792, Presidential Succession Act 1886, Presidential Succession Act 1947, Postmaster General being removed 1971 and finally the Secretary of Homeland Security being added 2006. Simply put, nowhere on this list as it now stands or likely to change in the near future does Hillary Clinton’s name pop up and it cannot unless Donald Trump appoints her to one of these positions, not anywhere near likely.

 

So what exactly are these Facebook enthusiasts who support making Hillary Clinton the President and replacing the current Republican controlled Congress and Supreme Court with the most left wing Democrats imaginable. Well, they foresee a situation where the governance has completely failed, their demonstrations have become a populous call to arms by a vast majority of the American people, the demonstrations often bursting into mayhem and the major cities burning, business being prevented from operating, the economy failing and as things spiral into worse and worse rioting, demonstrations and government collapsing in city after city and President Trump completely losing any control of the situation and the population demanding that something be done to return sanity and normalcy using whatever becomes required. They imagine the military including the National Guard and the Army and Marines refusing to take their orders from President Trump because they have become convinced that he is illegally holding office and demand that the rightful President, Hillary Clinton, be installed and sworn into office as President replacing Donald Trump before the enlisted soldiers and their officers will accept any orders to restore order. The demonstrators also demand the same result in order for their ending their massive demonstrations. All of these situations coming together force the end of President Trump’s time in office and the leftist dream is fulfilled with Hillary Clinton being sworn into office.

 

They have a Plan B, which would appear a good idea as Plan A above is preposterous. Plan B requires the Supreme Court, see examples above, to accept a challenge to the election presumably due to either the fact that Hillary actually won due to receiving the popular vote or because the Russians rigged the election for their candidate, Donald Trump. The more popular is the Russian interference in the elections both by presumably handing WikiLeaks the leaked and hacked e-mails from the Democrat National Committee and from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta which presumably proved disastrous to Hillary Clinton costing her the election. WikiLeaks has insisted that everything they made public was hacked by their people and that they received nothing from the Russians. Backing this up the Russians also claim they provided nothing to WikiLeaks. There is the further claim that the public release of information literally stolen from hackings of both the Democrat National Committee and John Podesta computers proved to provide information which proved a disaster for the Clinton campaign and handed the election to Donald Trump and as hacking of computers is of questionable legality, well, not questionable as much as illegal and completely against the law, thus the effect of these e-mails being released must be disqualified and somehow the result of the election adjusted to disallow for any influence from these e-mail and other hacked information. How this is supposed to be figured has yet to be explained except that any means of altering the vote to remove the hacking influence must result in a victory for Hillary Clinton, period. The entire Facebook revolution, another augment from the demonstrations on college campuses and selected major cities, is centered on a single objective, placing Hillary Clinton into the Presidency no matter what is required up to and including overthrowing the government by force and installing Hillary Clinton into the White House.

 

These screaming Facebook leftists and their fellow travelers are chasing an improbable result which can only succeed if the American system of government is overthrown and a person not selected by an election be placed in the Presidency. This is the exact formula used throughout history by leftists and the result has always been labelled as fascist. The formula is civic unrest which grows until business and society are no longer capable of normal activity. This escalation continues until the normative people of the public demand that the insurrection be put down and the hue and cry of the violent demonstrations and rioting are arrested or otherwise have their activities terminated. This is often done through violent police or military actions where the majority of the people who have been solicited and used by the fascist elites to destroy life and the existing government are simply murdered as they are no longer required, their usefulness has ended and their threat to governing can no longer be tolerated as the fascists have gained what they desired, absolute power. This ending probably has not been explained to the people out rioting, even those who have been hired to organize the rioting which is obviously being orchestrated as the rioters wear a type of uniform of all black including masked faces. The highest levels of organizers are part of the elitist structure and have a position as leaders of the secret police which will exist to ferret out any opposition. A well-organized fascist system often runs their own underground revolution such that they will know who has decided to leave the farm, so to speak. These people will be recruited and those proving vulnerable to recruitment will be reeducated and left loving big brother. What is being proposed with the install Hillary campaign is nothing less than an attempt to overturn the American Constitutional Republic and replace it with a new leftist fascist governance where freedom will be a thing of the past and the Tytler Cycle of Power in Governance will have turned another click in its inevitable movement from bondage to freedom and back again. And that is the end of their effort and Facebook will almost immediately become censored worse than it is in Mainland China.

 

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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.

 

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