Beyond the Cusp

November 26, 2016

Election Leaves Need for Safe Spaces

 

This election of Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States has really stressed me out. I am reeling and in dire need of a series of safe spaces in near every place which I visit. I go get coffee at my usual place and there it is in my face, Donald Trump will be President come January 20, 2017. Dinner out, more Trump is pushed in my face. Where are my safe spaces like all those lucky college children have access to while their professors cancel exams and hold weep-ins instead of lectures. Even going to the grocery store and you pass the newsstand where you are reminded about President elect Trump and all that entails and there will always be somebody who just has to discuss the election and if unlucky the checkout person who might just decide to want to speak about the election knowing I blog on politics. There is absolutely no way to run to a safe place when at the checkout counters. One cannot escape waiters, especially those who know you blog politics, from their asking your take on Donald Trump. Where are my safe spaces from these people who insist on knowing what my advice is to survive the coming apocalypse known as the Trump Presidency? Where do I go to escape these hurt feeling leftists who automatically believe because I appear intelligent (and who knows, I might actually be intelligent, but that is not for me to claim) I must be appalled by Trump winning the election. Honestly, we who actually are glad that Trump won need safe places from these leftists who believe that Trump won without anybody actually supporting his candidacy. They even believe that there cannot be anybody in their lives who might support Trump. Then, lastly, why am I being so silly as everybody knows that supporters of Trump are not allowed in safe places. Trump supporters are evil and must be shrieked at in a fashion eerily resembling the pod people from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

 

Then there are the ongoing horrors on the faces when these mind-numbed people finally figure out the bored and fed up look on your face is not your traumatized look due to Trump being elected but your growing impatience with people assuming you could never have supported such a person. Funny, that is how I feel about people who voted for Hillary Clinton. These infantile people think that if they continually bombard you with question on how you can explain how each appointee can be explained or even pretend to have any experience which would qualify them for each position. Really? Like how can a retired general who commanded military intelligence could ever be considered qualified to be security advisor since he did not take the right elective courses, attend Columbia, Harvard or Yale, and obviously does not possess the sensitivity to feel the right direction and how to softly apply American presence in such a manner as to not upset any snowflakes who are currently coloring books, playing with play-dough, cuddling puppies and sipping herbal teas hoping to continue at these projects until somebody sensitive is elected to the Presidency.

 

There has to be a way to permit those so taken out-of-sorts by a simple election not agreeing with their perceived correct choice, to opt out of any future election. As their ability to understand any differing opinion than their own is to opt out of any activity within the real world and allow them to continue with their puppy cuddling, coloring-book coloring, tea sipping and joint primal screaming sessions insulated from the real world so it does not hurt them and their influence does not harm the rest of us. There are those who chose Hillary Clinton for actual reasoning and who can actually explain why they did so and also explain why the idea of a President Trump is troubling to them rather than simply repeating the accusations of Trump is a racist, hater, idiot, fascist, not nice, evil, the devil, scary or any of any number of one to three word slogans which can be seen on the vast majority of protest signs. Mind you, the signs with the big red hearts followed by Trumps Hate or Love Trumps Hate are so intelligent except how do they apply to the election of Donald Trump? Are they implying that Love is Trump or that Trump Hates or are they simply using a phrase they saw and thought was like way kewl and just so smart that it had to be the thing. Bad news for these brilliant minds, it is absolutely meaningless as we all wish that Love Trumps Hate and do not see where that implies anything about the President elect except that the word Trumps contains the letters T-R-U-M-P in the sign and thus might imply something about the President elect, but sorry, it doesn’t really mean anything obvious and definitely that Trump Hates as the chant which has accompanied these signs implies. Signs are supposed to be intuitively obvious and not confusing or vague as you are conveying a message and not a trite saying which everybody would love to actually describe an actual truth in life. We all hope that Love (or big heart) Trumps Hate but we do not automatically equate that with Trump Hates as we do not just take the last words from the sign and move the ‘s’ from Trump to hate and feel so smug and smart.

 

Safe Space with Puppy Cuddle

Safe Space with Puppy Cuddle

 

Now here is some advice for these people who are all bent and forlorn. Start looking for a candidate who can garner the support of more people than Hillary Clinton was capable of snaring. Hint, Elizabeth Warren might be a better candidate as would Bernie but they are both very extreme in their beliefs and many Americans do not share their beliefs. Many Americans do not agree with everything Trump has said but many believed that the one thing Donald Trump would be capable of doing is choosing solid and qualified people to advise him and be responsible for the different areas and Cabinet posts. Work to find candidates for position less lofty than President and see if during the next elections you can win back the House of Representatives or the Senate and then work with a President Trump to assist in the recovery necessary in both the economy and in the United States international standing. Democrats should be seen as desiring a better America rather than striving for an extremist agenda which does not function, and candidates who believe the United States is a necessary force for good and what is right in the world and forges a greater peace. The exit from the world over the past eight years or so has brought disaster down on many parts of the world including many allies in Europe, Asia, Africa and elsewhere. Work toward a constructive presence and not simply choose to find reasons to tear the nation apart and complain that things are not going just as you desire because you need to take effort and compromise in order to make friends and win elections. Ideologues usually find their way difficult and opposition strong while those willing to listen to others and work together accomplish far more. The last though, let us all work to make a President Trump as successful taking America forward and improving all our lives and making the United States important again as when America acts with means which prove important, the world usually wins. America has been one of the greatest forces for good and it would be horrific if America ever became a force for evil, and Donald Trump does not desire an evil future for America no matter what you may have heard. At least wait and see what he does and judge him on his actions and policies and not on hearsay from people who refuse to even grant the man any chance to prove he is not the bringer of the Apocalypse.

 

Beyond the Cusp 

 

November 16, 2016

Your Protests and Microaggressions Annoy Us

 

We realize that the fact that the majority of us who supported Donald Trump and came out in his favor despite his shortcomings and other difficulties was because you drove us outside of our safe-zones, which are far larger than yours as we are nowhere near as easily perturbed by the rest of humanity as you appear to be. You lost a singular election. We were polite during the past twenty-eight years since we rose from our endlessly toiling and had our desired person in the White House. We are the next generation of quiet Americans who elected Ronald Reagan. They call us the silent majority because when we lose the election we simply return to work Wednesday morning and do our jobs. We definitely do not riot, smash other people’s windows, destroy their vehicles, steal merchandise or any of the other lawlessness which far too many of the tender aged youth along with associated paid agitators, trainers and riot leaders who are leading you onward in your own eventual destruction. Stop and ask yourself exactly why you are really out in the streets being part of an ignorant mob being used by those who would enslave each and every one of you. If you can answer why somebody as tainted and corrupt as Hillary Clinton, whose track record looks more like an accident spread across the many years and her campaign was the celebration of rules for the masses, that includes all of you and the rest of us, but no rules for your superiors, the few holding the power then maybe somebody will listen and even care and you will have an accomplishment. At the very least, Trump does not owe foreign and dangerous influences favors for their generous gifts to his own slush fund disguised as a charitable institution. Yes, that’s right; we are referring to the Clinton Foundation. Has Trump cut some corners and likely pulled his share of rolling stops at blinking red traffic signals. Who hasn’t? Still, President elect Donald Trump will not be tied to any moneyed interests except for businesses of any and all sizes. This will be a good thing and may finally jumpstart the economy and return some manufacturing to the United States.

 

If you must know, there were some things about Trump to like and some reasons to be very concerned, but when push came to shove and many of us stood in the voting booth, we weighed everything and Donald Trump was the safer bet to lead the nation from the doldrums which currently are afflicting America. Trump represented much the same reality and non-membership in the political class. Trump has had employees and even told some, “You’re Fired.” Yes, we knew about his silly show and the fact that much of the time Donald Trump is mainly concerned with selling the brand of The Donald. Yes, we realize he is an uncouth braggart and went through a period where he partook in womanizing, it was called the late sixties and first half of the seventies and all too many of us were almost as bad and that included many women who now claim their vestal status which they had so cavalierly discarded back in the day when fun ruled where there were no rules. Yes, we had our wild days but did not try to burn down cities or destroy entire community areas because we lost an election or two or more, we continued on, grew up and even managed to learn a few lessons along the way. As far as what those lessons were, well, they were lessons acquired the hard way, brutal experiences in which we almost jeopardized our futures. Some of our peers acted as you are currently doing and paid a steep price. What advice can we give you? Make sure you are not among the stragglers and the hanger-on’s who continue protesting until the mass arrests bring it all to an end. When this comes down, all those paid agitators and organizers will magically disappear and those still protesting will pay the full price.

 

Furthermore, what are you protesting about? You lost one election, granted it was possibly your first time voting, but there will be more elections. Eventually, if you ever awaken from the lullaby being sung to you by your professors, who are supposed to be teaching you how to work and operate in the real world at about $30,000 per semester, then you might figure out that there are no safe spaces and you win some and you lose some. Many of your professors never have held a job outside of the ivory towers of academia and thus have no practical knowledge to impart; so they instead fill your heads with propaganda which they were fed by their professors. When signing up for courses you need to do a little research and a lot of soul searching. The first item is you want to take courses taught by some professor who also worked in the real world as they are able to impart at least some useful input. Secondly, choose a major field which will prepare you for employment and making a decent salary once you get on that path, then your life will be one of greater ease and satisfaction. Majoring in Seventeenth Century French Poetry and Love Sonnets may give you greater depth and some valuable quotes and even some pick-up lines, but what kind of job does it prepare one to earn a salary. One need remember that there are probably thirty or forty professors who teach such a major field and none other as most also teach Chaucer and other writings and may also have an archeology degree to augment their great love of Seventeenth Century French Poetry and Love Sonnets. The fields which produce the greatest number of jobs are the STEM degrees, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math major courses.

 

Anti-Trump Protesters

Anti-Trump Protesters

 

I can hear the moaning and whining complaining that those majors are just so hard and challenging and are not soft and squishy filling one with false sense of worth. You will only get out of life equal to what you invested and then only if you work really smart as well as hard. I know that is what you parents told you and they are idiots and what do they know about the new world, they are so yesterday. Well, back a few years and their yesterday was the future world we were looking at as we stood looking beyond the cusp of our college days and when we all had degrees, it were the students who majored in STEM programs who were getting the lion’s share of higher paying jobs. Even a good share of those who skipped college and went a different route had found their niche and were making good salaries. Technical schools which offer a two year degree are affordable and you learn exactly what you need for a professional career working as an electronic technician, biomedical technician, X-ray technician, and a whole myriad of professional positions which require knowledge in the one area, more than you filling your head with elective courses which teach little of value. There are apprenticeships with large companies who test aptitude and should you have what they need, you can get a highly trained position and some even assist you in buying the equipment you will need to succeed. One such company is Caterpillar, yes, the ones who make all the big yellow behemoths found at construction sites where anything from houses to malls to highways are being constructed. Well, Caterpillar trains people on their equipment and how to operate them safely and productively and then they place you in a position and they even pay a salary while you train, beat that. Driving an earth-mover or bulldozer will make you far more than an ethnic studies degree will likely pay. Granted, many of these professors talk about how people in their field have made very good money; remember these people they speak so highly about are amongst the top five to ten percent of those in their field. Then again, the top five to ten percent of those in virtually any field make excellent money. This includes baseball players, basketball players, golfers and researchers who receive grants to write books about Seventeenth Century French Poetry and Love Sonnets, but there is a very strict limit in numbers of such grants, like maybe one each century and looks like somebody already got this century’s easy train. This means one should consider exactly the earning potential for the line of study you have chosen to pursue. You had best answer this honestly, as it is your entire future riding on this assessment. Oh, and a police record for rioting and destruction of personal property often will make you all but unemployable unless you can also organize and speak publically with moving and motivating words as the leaders of the rioting today are doing.

 

As far as your current acting out because your perceived perfect leader actually managed to lose the election everybody had been claiming for months had it in the bag; not only did your dream woman lose, but she lost to a person you and your peers have deemed to be a cretin. So your perfect candidate who was leading in every poll and who you do not know anyone who was not voting for her managed to lose. How is this possible? Well, have you ever considered that first off, you do not exactly know a whole lot of people and some who are telling you they voted for Hillary Clinton actually voted for Donald Trump. Oh yes there were that select few. If you might widen your pool of people you know to beyond your family, the friends from High School, those two childhood friends you were always seen together with and the people in your dorm and fraternity/sorority, you might develop a different picture of the world seeing it for what it is, diverse. The others who are demonstrating with you have the same tunnel vision of the world and they can only further insulate you from reality, which is obviously in conflict with your perfect little world as otherwise you would not be out in the streets screaming your head off while nobody really cares. That is what even your friends in the media are writing, how these demonstrations will only serve to drive more people away from the leftist defined path.

 

There is one last item, truth. Claiming that Donald Trump is a capitalist pig and then claiming his administration will make America a fascist nation are contradictory. Real fascists love government and honestly believe that the leaders of industry should work under government guidance and the workers’ rights be controlled for the better good. Fascism is actually a left-leaning form of governance where the top management from industry are aligned and working with the government. Industry thus is also guided in order to provide the government their sharing in the profit but somehow the politicians are seldom made to suffer the consequences resulting from their decisions. A capitalist believes industry does best when untethered from government inclusion in the process. The capitalist would oppose any creep of fascist influences hampering any firm from making the highest profit and still manufacture to their own projections and not what government insists be manufactured. Trump is a free market capitalist and if anyone might have favored a fascist form for the government it has been many leftists and especially the high operatives in the Democrat Party and the leftist Republican Party members. Donald Trump is not a member of either group and this will facilitate his working with a select group taken from both parties in the Congress, especially in the Senate where his appointments go for their week of being battered before approval. Should such materialize and Trump include those willing Democrat members in Congress, he will prove to be the President of all the people even including many who are now in the streets rioting. We will need wait and see whether a President Trump is capable of patching together a bipartisan group who will march along with the President and fashion a model and watch it grow. Should Trump increase opportunity, then we will need to admit he was the best person for the job at this time. We will need to see what the future holds.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

October 6, 2015

How to Measure the Arab War on Israel and Beyond

 

The easiest summation of intent is vocalized every Friday in the waning hours of the afternoon in Tehran and Qom, Esfahan and Bam, Shiraz and Tabriz, Mashhad and Yazd, Zahedan and Ali-Sadr when after their deep devotion sworn to Allah said in their Mosques they gather together after their prayers and as a community chant “Death to Israel” over and over and over and along with their Death to Israel, no demonstration would be complete without the accompanying “Death to America” chanted right alongside; but that is just something they chant and has no actual intent in their words, none at all as the media has quoted their leaders promising the leaders of the United States they mean them no actual harm, it is just an exercise. Unfortunately there have been no such reassurances given to Prime Minister Netanyahu or any MK in the Knesset, not even MK Tibi or MK Zoabi who one would think they might be somewhat more attuned to as they are both Arabs and anti-Zionists, but no assurances at this end. But Iran is not a problem because President Obama has addressed the possible nuclear weapons program with an inspired deal which will bring results far beyond anything his skeptics claim are the shortcomings. That will be then and I am more concerned with the now, so let the Iran deal sort itself out and allow the United States and the American electorate elect people in the upcoming 2016 election who might actually know about foreign policy and have a cogent and coherent plan and a Congress which will back that vision; until then let us address that now which I am more concerned about.

 

For those who are my regular readers please bear with me a moment as I review some of the things we’ve discussed this past few weeks and months. There has been a slow and steady ramping of the levels and severity of terror attacks by Arabs that the media refers to as Palestinians in the Judea, Samaria, Benyamin, East Jerusalem, Old City and let us not forget the only violence the media has cared or even bothered to report on, the Temple Mount, though their coverage has been slanted in one of the most ingenious and perverse manner possible making the victims the cause and the violent agitators the unfortunate victims with no choice beyond the route they have taken, something we will try and clarify to some extent but there are more dangerous and vitally important messages which need to be communicated as the mainstream media refuses to report the entire news. The latest development this past week was the declaration made at the United Nations by Mahmoud Abbas the day before the “Palestinian Flag” was added to the national flags raised in the front of the United Nations, the world’s highest legal body, declared that the Palestinian Authority was no longer obliged to follow or be restricted or concerned with the Oslo Accords. He then challenged the world to gift him the independent state he was all but declaring with the boundaries he will never spell out so publically but would lead to a defenseless Israel or a completely replaced Israel with the world signing off. The truth of his denial of being covered or under the obligations of the Oslo Accords may have a number of ramifications that I am hopeful there are those in the world willing to enforce the real situation of Abbas walking away from any obligations and giving up any coverage by abrogating Oslo Accords. As far as the United Nations taking any action, forget about it. The Security Council has more than sufficient veto wielding members which will desire to protect their long history of investing in Yasser Arafat and after him Mahmoud Abbas to permit anything to interfere with their influence and “friend” in the Middle East just to protect Israel, the one and only Jewish State. And as far as the General Assembly is concerned, which has in the past five years censured or condemned Israel with its own votes or the votes of its many tendrils, with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is beyond all others in these efforts; they have not even considered anything against Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, China and Russia combined. Well, so much for the objectivity of the United Nations and its tendrils.

 

This makes the declaration of the Palestinian Authority into existence no longer valid and the entity of the Fatah Party as nothing more than a fascinating concept used by the Oslo Accords to give the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) a political cloak of respectability and incorporated this entity as the ruling political entity in the forming of the Palestinian Authority. Finally, without the Oslo Accords there is no Palestinian Authority, no Fatah, and the PLO is now also no longer a protected and scrubbed entity and has returned to being nothing beyond what it always was, a terrorist organization, nothing less. Since this declaration of the intent to return to their terrorist past and no longer hiding behind the Oslo Accord cloak of approval there was the murder in cold blood with automatic weapons and handguns peppering the bodies of Eitam Naama Henkin with their four youngest children in the backseat witnessing the entire blood sacrifice by two Arab Palestinians who then fled into a neighboring Arab community with authorities tracking down those responsible. A witness spoke of the father riddled with bullets managing to get out of the car and open the rear door and telling his children to run before collapsing. The children aged four, seven and nine years were taken into another Israelis car and informed them of their youngest four months was still in the vehicle and they retrieved the final child.

 

Over this weekend there were a number of rock throwing, Molotov cocktails, fireworks fired, shootings, stabbings and other assaults too numerous to count with at least four deaths in the past week and this is just the opening few days of the final intifada which was actually declared and instigated some time back, when exactly cannot be set as it is a ramping of violence until Israel will respond and then there will be the cries of disproportional force by Israel. Well, what exactly was the situation with two young parents with a car full of young children when facing murderers with assault rifles and handguns, the stabbing victims who were unarmed and all the other victims for the past years when facing terrorists unarmed, or facing unruly mobs screaming and even striking, kicking, cursing, spiting and other insults and if they react at all the security on the Temple Mount arrests the Jews as the Jordanian Waqf has jurisdiction over the Temple Mount and they have declared that no Arab can ever commit a crime on the Temple Mount and every Jews setting foot on the Temple Mount is to be considered a criminal just because of their presence. The days after the Eitam Naama Henkin were murdered there was great commotions with dancing, candies handed out, singing and shooting rounds into the air in numerous Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and the Palestinian areas celebrating their brave warriors and their glorious victory in their hard won fight against two unarmed Israelis as even unarmed an Israeli must be that much of a threat that they need to be shot multiple times simply driving home after visiting friends.

 

It is obvious even to the most casual of observers that Mahmoud Abbas used his address at the General Assembly to openly declare open warfare against Israel. The ensuing week has produced sufficient carnage and escalated violence to prove that a declaration of war was exactly what Abbas intended and is the reality Israel is facing, open warfare. Mahmoud Abbas might believe that now is the best time to attempt to ramp up confrontations with Israel as Europe will probably not be all that attentive as they are facing their own Arab refugee problem with thousands upon thousands of refugees flocking across the face of Europe and attempting to find their golden spot to settle in and enjoy all the benefits that European Socialism has to offer. The one thing which will be in the Arabs favor is that, by all appearances, Prime Minister Netanyahu appears to be overly sensitive when it comes to potentially ending up on the wrong side of President Obama and Israel defending themselves from Arab violence seems to aggravate President Obama. Perhaps Prime Minister Netanyahu should write a song of woe using the words “Rifle shots to the east of us, Rockets to the West and we’re stuck in the middle without you.” I doubt even with a song and a dance Prime Minister Netanyahu could get President Obama to sign on to any act that Israel might choose to utilize to address the heightened violence from the PLO in the east and the increasing rockets being launched from Gaza in the West.

 

On the other hand, this might be the perfect time for Abbas to declare war on Israel before problems get too heated in Europe as the invasion begins to explode in their faces and they start experiencing the problems which are sure to arise when the refugees realize that Europe will not be providing the panacea of privileges and support long term for them and start expecting the refugees to normalize themselves into the society. This will run afoul once the instigators who have been injected into the ranks intermingled with the refugees and what their numbers are is a complete mystery. Islamic State has announced that they intended to inject some of their own ranks to infiltrate Europe and who knows how many IRGC, Hezballah or other terror entities as this is probably the greatest opportunity as much of Europe has opened their borders or have been less than effective in keeping the refugees out of their borders, well, with a few choice exceptions who are being scolded by those nations with the open borders. It is almost like they are demanding to share the threats and misery which will result from this influx of refugees, especially when it becomes proven beyond any doubt that many of the refugees are not from Syria.

 

The last theory is that the Arab Palestinians are actually timing their ramping from all across Judea, Samaria, Benyamin and Jerusalem from the east with the PLO terrorists while Hamas and Islamic Jihad are escalating their rocket attacks from the west potentially in concert with directives from Iran so as to present Israel with sufficient problems while the infiltrators injected in with the refugees in order to conduct terrorist activities or even to lay wait for further instructions possibly to instigate down the road should the refugees not adjust or European hospitality not quite live up to expectations, something already occurring at some borders such as Hungary and a few other mostly eastern European nations which were originally behind the Iron Curtain. Should terrorism continue to rise in Israel including the threats be carried out for more intentional firings across the Golan Heights into the norther Galilee once again turning the heights into a shooting gallery and potentially requiring the deployment of Iron Dome units in the north. This is being threatened by the IRGC and Hezballah as a means of internationalizing the Syrian debacle and also as an attempt to force other Arab or Muslim nations to support Bashir al-Assad as he will claim that of all the forces fighting in Syria only he and his allies are attempting to fight the real enemy, Israel. With the recent news that numbers of the older T-55 and T-72 tanks, at the least seventy-five, to Hezballah presumably to fight against the Islamic State but the real target we all know is for use against Israeli armor and infantry. Add to that the latest threats from Islamic Jihad to resume suicide murders using human bombs.

 

 

Russian Tank Being Gifted to Hezballah by Syria to be Received Seventy-Five T-55 and T-72 Tanks in the Next Few Weeks by Syria

 

Whatever happens across the world, which by all appearances has entered some alternate reality where common sense and any proportionality of problems has been skewed, it is targeting Israel, which is no surprise, but also targeting Europe and potentially the United States. As there is an abundance of refugees which will surpass the potential for Europe to have sufficient treasuries, infrastructure, housing, employment or other means of preventing the entirety of the refugees to simply settle down and live off the social safety net, a system which has served as the last ditch funding for those Europeans who have hit the hardest of times, and was not designed to accommodate tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands or even millions (that’s thousands of thousands) influx of destitute refugees. The stretching of European goodwill beyond the breaking point is likely to place Europe into an economic death spiral and sending the excess thousands or even millions to the United States will only exacerbate the problem by targeting another nation with the same social overload crisis. That leaves the question as to what will the Europeans do should the refugees become ungrateful and demand more or threaten violence which can only be pushed back for a brief period because acquiescing will only be seen as a weakness which will entice the rabble-rousers to demand more and more until they cross a line which should have never been approached and the Europeans decide it is time for the refugees to head eastward and find some accommodating Islamic nation to house them or face the wrath of a Europe stung once again leading to a greater conflagration. Once Europe explodes nobody will care what Israel must do and that is why Abbas may have had bad timing but had no choice as well. The immediate future will be reported as the caring and great Christian heart, or socialist dream being realized by all, and in a period of time the reporting will become more edgy eventually leading to reporting violence and a growing inflammation spreading across Europe aimed at the refugees demanding they return to their native lands or else, and never question a European about or else as they invented the Inquisition and specialize in World Wars. Irritating Europe has always ended poorly for all involved and with the current state of weaponry the world may not survive another world at war, honest.

 

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