It’s not about race or gender. It’s about policy. Far fewer black people voted for Hillary Clinton than Barack Obama, while far more black people voted for Donald Trump than voted for Romney. The mainstream media has been wrong about Donald Trump during this entire election cycle and is wrong yet again when they try to paint Trump’s win as purely for white men.
Donald Trump has repeatedly said throughout his speeches that he wants to work for every American. He even detailed out a plan to go to the inner cities and improve education for predominately black and Hispanic communities. That doesn’t sound like someone who’s looking out only for white men.
It’s not about gender. Donald Trump employs many women within the Trump organization. He employed the first woman to be put in charge of building a skyscraper and his campaign manager is the first female to successfully run a GOP presidential campaign.
If you want to get into the basics, Donald Trump won because people were sick and tired of Barack Obama’s agendas and Hillary’s preservation of them. Just the same as people were sick and tired of George W Bush’s agendas eight years ago and their rejection of John McCain’s continuation of them.
It shouldn’t be such a surprise that a republican win the white house after eight years of democrat control, just like it wasn’t a surprise that Barack Obama won after eight years of republican control under George Bush. After all, who didn’t want ‘hope and change’ after years of wars in the middle east? It is odd then, that any democrats supported Hillary Clinton at all, since she voted for the Iraq war, despite the democrats being the anti war party during the Bush years. So perhaps that plays a part in why she lost.
As far as the economy, bringing back jobs. Americans did not vote for Donald Trump for the things he said. They voted for him for what he has done. Donald Trump is a self made billionaire. After eight years of Barack Obama and a doubling of the national debt, people were sick and tired of it. People need jobs. People want a strong economy. People want education choice. People want lower taxes. Donald Trump has offered all of this. Hillary Clinton did not.
A song played at all of Trumps rallies sings true ‘you can’t always get what you want…but you might find you get what you need.’ America needs Trump right now, despite some of the silly things he has said. When you couple this with Hillary Clinton’s long list of scandals and investigations into her conduct throughout the years, it really shouldn’t surprise anyone that she lost.
So for those who are upset that he won, especially those who are making insinuations of death threats towards him. Knock it off. I’ll bet some of the things you’ve said about him in the last couple of days are far worse than anything he has ever said. We all say stupid things. No one is perfect. But democracy has played out and the American people have decided they want to give this man a chance. So do the decent thing, sit back, relax, breath for a second and watch what happens. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Seven votes are all that stood between Britain and America firing cruise missiles at Syria Thursday night. Only seven people made up the difference that stopped World War III from starting in the middle east.
Now the ball is in our court. Call you representative, put pressure on Obama. Unless a country posses an imminent threat to the US, the president cannot start a war with another country. This president has already performed multiple impeachable offences. Let’s put the fire to his feet and begin the process of chasing him out of office.
While I applaud my home nation for denying the war mongers their chance at starting World War III, we must remember that we are not out of hot water yet. There are many false flag scenarios that could easily come into play. There could be more chemical attacks by the rebels and blamed on the Syrian government, and there could even be a false flag attack on one of our ships in the Mediterranean. Watch out also for more cyber warfare stories.
Keep your eyes peeled, and don’t lay off the pressure on your representatives. Street movements in England, and the calling up of members of parliament was just enough to prevent the UK from authorizing deadly force against the Assad regime.
Individuals can make a difference. The more you pressure your representatives, the more they will cave in to common sense. You can make a difference!
Last year I wrote of how World War III was approaching. I said that if we invade or bomb Iran that it would trigger a World War III scenario. Well the same can be said of Syria.
Without digging too deep into the oddities of the Syrian civil war which appear to have many factions. Lets look at who our genius senators are meeting with and arming; Al Qaeda. Yes folks the same group we’ve been fighting for the last decade. That sounds like a great idea doesn’t it? Arm the same people we’ve sacrificed thousands in battle against since the begging of the war on terror.
OK so why would you be a dumb ass to invade Damascus? Well, aside from the fact that it seems completely illogical for Assad to randomly gas a bunch of civilians, lets just say he did. Has every one forgotten the fact that Syria and Iran have a mutual defense pact and that Russia and China have vested interests in these countries?
Do we really want to spark a wider war with Russia and China? Not to mention completely setting the middle east ablaze. Assad is right about this, a direct conflict with Syria will engulf the middle east.
So lets put all of the if’s but’s and maybe’s aside and just look at the numbers. Lets say the US and UK are stupid enough to attack yet another middle eastern country, and trigger a wider war with Russia and China.
Man Power USA & UK vs Russia & China
Total Population: 376 million vs 1.5 billion
Available Manpower: 175 million vs 819 million
Fit for Service: 144 million vs 665 million
Reaching Military Age Annually: 5 million vs 21 million
Active Front-line Personnel: 1.7 million vs 3.5 million
Active Reserve Personnel: 1.7 million vs 1.5 million
Land Systems USA & UK vs Russia & China
Tanks: 8500 vs 10,700
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 23,800 vs 29,400
Self Propelled Guns: 2000 vs 5100
Towed Artillery Pieces: 1900 vs 27,000
Rocket Projectors: 1400 vs 4000
Portable Mortar Systems: 10,000 vs 18,600
Portable Anti Tank Weapons: 32,000 vs 55,000
Logistical Vehicles: 13,2000 vs 190,000
Air Power USA & UK vs Russia & China
Total Aircraft: 16700 vs 9500
Helicopters: 7000 vs 2500
Naval Power USA & UK vs Russia & China
Total Strength: 360 vs 1200
Aircraft Carriers: 11 vs 2
Frigates: 37 vs 52
Destroyers: 66 vs 43
Corvettes: 0 vs 72
Submarines: 81 vs 121
Coastal Warfare: 36 vs 382
Amphibious Assault: 32 vs 250
Resources (Petroleum) USA & UK vs Russia & China
Oil Production: 11.2 million vs 14.5 million
Oil Consumption: 20.5 million vs 11.6 million
Proven Oil Reserves: 23 billion vs 80 billion
Logistical USA & UK vs Russia & China
Labor Force: 185 million vs 870 million
Merchant Marine Strength: 1000 vs 3100
Major Ports and Terminals: 31 vs 15
Roadway Coverage: 6,900,500 km vs 4,842,000 km
Railway Coverage: 241,000 km vs 173,000 km
Serviceable Airports: 15,700 vs 1,700
Financial USA & UK vs Russia & China
Defense Budget: 747 billion vs 193 billion
External Debt: 26 trillion vs 1.2 trillion
Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: 242 billion vs 3.7 trillion
Purchasing Power Parity: 17 trillion vs 13.8 trillion
Geography USA & UK vs Russia & China
Square Land Area: 10,070,000 km vs 26,500,000 km
Coastline: 32,000 km vs 52,000 km
Shared Border: 12,000 km vs 42,000 km
Waterways: 44,000 km vs 212,000 km
So you see, without a shot fired China and Russia already have more in the way of oil resources and monetary funds. We could sling as many rockets at each other as we want but at the end of the day they will recover much faster. Of course, if we decide to go nuclear; well, I guess we can say bye bye planet earth. Perhaps Al Gore’s global warming fantasy will become a reality.
When you look at all the facts, from the imminent collapse of the dollar, the wars in the middle east and the internal rift at home, there are only two options left to move forward from. We can either completely withdraw our forces from the middle east and fix our policies at home, or we can commit to a full scale war in the middle east, which could lead to a global war; a war which even if nuclear missiles are not used, we might not win.
But why would we want to attack this peaceful country? Iran has not initiated a war in over 200 years. Why do we see the need to bomb them? Especially when there are no proven nuclear weapons there.
Isn’t Israel more of a threat to peace in the middle east? After all, they are the only Middle-Eastern country which possess nuclear weapons, and they routinely threaten their neighbors.
Should we go along with Benjamin Netanyahu’s demands and attack Iran? This same man who has for years threatened that Iran was only years/months away from a bomb, without ever having proof. And was quoted in 2002 as saying; “Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away.”
The claim that the Muslims hate Christians is completely unfounded. If it were true, then why doesn’t Al-Qaeda attack other christian nations? Why have they never attacked a country in South America; which is almost all Catholic?
How much hope do we have left when supposed independents such as Glenn Beck tear down constitutional candidates such as Ron Paul and Gary Johnson, while backing up war mongers such as Rick Santorum and draft dodging Mitt Romney?
The only way to get out of this mess and to avoid a war is to have the courage to stand up as individuals and speak out, to research the subjects which frighten us, to question boldly, to disagree with the status quo, and to share our findings.
I agree with Mike Rivero:
“The battle for the renewal of freedom in this country will not be won with battering rams, bullhorns, and bullets, but will be won to the sound of keyboards, the with bloggers and observers making logical, intelligent, peaceful assessments as to what is happening, and how things can be changed without firing a single shot.”
We must forge a new path if we are to avoid this catastrophe, we can no longer accept the solutions of the past.
The freedom of mankind is won through acts of individual heroism and wisdom. We must stand up for principles not only to save this country, but to become a beacon of hope for the world.
When I came to this country, I learned a lot about freedom and individual liberties. It’s the kind of knowledge that once you know, you don’t forget. In fact, once you know it, you begin to espouse it, and you can’t stop talking about it. Once you know what true liberty and freedom is, it gets stuck in your veins, and you’ll fight to maintain it.
When I first moved here, and after the 2008 elections, I tuned in to fox news and discovered Glenn Beck. Up until the beginning of this year I loved the guy and everything that he stood for. But then things stopped adding up. Something seemed wrong to me. Some of the actions he was taking and things he was saying didn’t make sense, they didn’t add up. I felt like he was going against the very principles he stood for. After discovering these things, I came to the conclusion that he is either completely miscalculating with the information he receives, or that he is an agent of misinformation, here to take our thoughts and upsets at the government, and flip them right back around to continue the establishment, to further their agendas. The problem with people like Glenn Beck is that while they are right in most aspects. They are also wrong in many others, and this leads us into a false dichotomy, and does nothing to help our reasoning skills. Always take what you hear from others with a pinch of salt, don’t take it as prophesy.
Corruption is rife in this country. Of course no country is void of it, but you see it even on a local level here. There are very few politicians in power who do not accept lobbying from one group or another. Congress is now no longer concerned with our well being, but completely concerned with furthering their own interests, their own profits and their own convoluted agendas.
The corrupt politicians, the crony businessmen, the sold out media, and all the special interests groups are all working hand in hand for their own agendas, while looting the wealth of the nation. This is a cycle that cannot continue and will collapse in on itself, taking many innocent people with it. If we cannot put a stop to it, we will go down as a nation, whether we self destruct as a police state, or fall into total anarchy, our future looks extremely bleak, if we continue on our present path.
The problems that face my generation are unprecedented in our country’s history. It is no longer a simple case of voting for one side or the other. It will take a great deal of effort and awakening by the older generations to help steer our country back onto the path of liberty and prosperity.
US politicians and people like Glenn Beck profess their love for Israel whenever the subject of the Middle East comes up. But they never talk about how Israel came about, or its bloody uprising.
This documentary shows an unbiased view of the birth of Israel:
So what do the Nazis and Israelis have in common?
Both Nazi Germany and Israel have occupied lands that did not belong to them. Both came about by war and bloody struggle, and both massacred innocent civilians. Why is it that because of what happened during the holocaust in Nazi Germany in Europe, that we can somehow justify the expulsion of Palestinians from their native lands in the Middle East?
What happened during the holocaust was terrible and unimaginable. But what many in the world do not realize, or rather ignore; is that many ethnic cleansing and brutal murders on a massive scale, have happened since. Just look at Bosnia, Rwanda, and Somalia. Just in the last couple of decades many hundreds of thousands of people have been murdered. Why do we feel the need to justify Israel’s occupation of Palestine because of what the Nazi’s in Europe did to the Jews during the early 1940’s? Does it not seem ironic to you that we support a regime that now shows similarities to the very evil they themselves fled from?
Why do we support an occupying regime in the Middle East, just because it professes to be a democracy? Why do we denigrate Iran for being ‘extreme’ when we are the ones who overthrew its leader when they attempted to form their own democracy?
Why do individuals allow themselves to get so wrapped up in a one sided view point? Arabs and Muslims are not evil; they do not want to kill us all, just as Christians and Jews are not all evil also. There is a very small percentage of each group that wants holy war, and it has been going on for hundreds of years.
Do not get sucked into such a way of thinking. It is a trap, and you will become a useful idiot.
My articles are highly controversial, and I rock the boat severely when it comes to politics. I don’t really fall into one category. My mode of thinking perplexes both those on the right and those on the left. But if we are to move forward in the world, if we are to restore this country, and become a beacon of hope for the world once more. We need to be able to sit down and intelligently think about how we conduct ourselves in the world. Remember that your comfort zone is your failure zone. Don’t get comfortable being a ‘conservative’ and don’t get comfortable being a ‘liberal’. Both sides will play you off against one another. They are both two faces on the same head. Don’t allow political pundits to manipulate your mind so that you become sedate in your actions.
I believe in liberty for all mankind, or at least an adherence toward it. Developed nations should strive to become an example for the world. Not try to force other nations to ‘comply’ with their demands. That is why I do not agree with the sanctions on Iran, and that is why I do not support Israel. If we truly wanted peace in the Middle East, we would withdraw our troops and go home. But we are not interested in that. We are simply and desperately interested in oil.
The sun was beginning to set behind the clouds in the distance to the east of the old school building in south east England. The last glimmer of light shined off the science room windows. A young lad around the age of 19 swept up the last remnants of the discarded bits of paper, charcoal and dust from the day’s classroom experiments. Upon rounding the the door to scoop up the last of the day’s debris and dump it in the nearest trash can, a science teacher named George flicked the light on in the tea room and almost bumped into the young lad. “Oh! Hello Paul, I didn’t see you there”. “Hi George” Paul replied, smiling. “Would you like a cup of tea?” George asked. “Sure, replied Paul “Have you decided which country you want to move to yet?” George then replied “I think I’m going to move to New Zealand”. “Wow, New Zealand is a beautiful place, but why not Canada or the USA?” Paul asked. “Well..” replied George “…I’ve lived in Canada before, and it’s an awful lot of paperwork just to get over there, I’ve lived in so many different places now, it would take months just to get all the paperwork sorted out”. “But what about the US?” asked Paul. “Well, don’t get me wrong, I love the US, but their visa’s are hard to get, and I wouldn’t be making as much as I am here. Plus I always get a sense that people live in fear in the US”. Perplexed, Paul asked “why’s that?” Having been on numerous trips to the US over the last couple of years, Paul was beginning to become quite an expert on all things USA related. George then replied “Well, they’re always worried about something…the commies are gonna get you, the terrorists are gonna get you. There’s always a boogie man around every corner for them, and they take it way too seriously. I wouldn’t want to live in that environment. Plus I’ve visited there before, and New Zealand will be a fresh start for me”. Paul mused over this interesting new information “hmm, that’s interesting, I suppose you’ve got a point. I’ll keep that in mind. Anyway, I hope you enjoy your new start in New Zealand”. “Thanks” replied George, “I hope you get to move out there and live with your girlfriend in America soon”. Paul finished up his cup of tea and bagged up the trash. He then walked town the hallway, down the stairs and out into the cool late evening air. The sun had set, and the street lights had come on. Paul mused over this information as he walked back to the main school building to clock out for the day. It had been a long work week, and he now had enough money saved up for his next trip back to the states, where he would end up proposing to his long time girlfriend.
Five years later, that young man is now a US citizen, and has experienced many changes to this country since he started living here. I have witnessed the election of Barack Obama, the rise of the Tea Parties, the Glenn Beck Program, the Occupy Wall Street crowds, and all the bias news from the various different media outlets. And now, on reflection, I can say that the US does live in fear. Fear of its economy, fear of other nations, fear of Muslims, of things we don’t know. So many Americas, while being very proud of their nation, its history, and their personal liberties, do not understand the world around them, and are very afraid of what they do not know. I suppose I can’t blame them, the world is a very large and complicated place, and there are bad people out there who will take the chance if they have it to kill you. But those people are few and far between. Most people want to live in peace and live happy lives with their families. The idea of bombing another nation, imposing sanctions, and driving them into the ground, because we are afraid of what they might do is ludicrous.
I recently had a debate with one of my friends on here about Glenn Beck, Mitt Romney, Iran and Ron Paul. Many people think it is naive to leave Iran alone. Where as I agree with Ron Paul that we should make peace with them. That is not to say that we should trust them entirely. But at least resume trading and doing business with them. How can you call this country a free democratic republic when we dictate toward other countries? Iran has posed no threat to us. Sure some of their leaders have spewed rhetoric about Big Satan and Little Satan, in reference to the US and Israel. But to them, with the way that our countries have acted toward them over the last few decades, I can see where they would get that idea. But are we also forgetting that many of our leaders have mentioned turning Iran into glass?
I do not fear a great evil from the middle eastern countries. As master Yoda once said; “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. Fear is the path of the dark side.” This mythological term used in Star Wars plays true in reality and in today’s society. Our actions in the middle east and other parts in the world, are beginning to mirror that of empires past, and we are beginning to become a totalitarian society, ruled over by shadowy figures, and left to grind about our daily lives in fear of what might be, instead of living in freedom. Safety and freedom do not go hand in hand. Is this not the land of the free and the home of the brave? Lately I’ve seen many who now live in the land of the debt slaves and and home of the fearful.
Personally I live by the Jedi code:
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.
If it comes to an actual attack on us by another nation, we will respond to it. But preemptive military strikes, mirror that of the Nazis resolve during 1939. If you want a war with Iran, I suggest you go sign up at your local recruitment office and go make your fight in the desert. I want nothing to do with it. I have my own firearms. I’ll only ever use them if I am personally attacked in my own home, or if somehow another military power comes marching down my street. That is the whole point of an armed citizenry; to defend and protect, not to attack and dominate.
Could you really blame Iran if they did acquire a nuclear weapon? They know that if they acquire nukes, that we will leave them alone. The more we provoke them, the more likely they are to acquire them.
And why is it that US politicians speak so highly of Israel, even though Israels leaders use the tactics of fear to control their population?
Is it not Israel that should be feared in the middle east? They and they alone have the power to wipe out the entire middle east. Is it not dangerous to let them continue this way? Or should we be equal in allowing every country to do what it wants?
Why is it that we continue to vote for the lesser of two evils when it comes to politicians and issues? Why is our media so obsessed with talking points instead of investigative journalism? For all those who are preaching ‘anybody but Obama’, I would question you; ‘were you not upset with the Bush administration’s patriot act and Guantanamo Bay?’. You forget that Obama only came about because of the disastrous Bush policies. Neither party right now has our best interests in mind.
It appears that both the US and Israel use the tactics of fear to control the masses. The media is highly controlled and bias, and uses slanted news headlines to help promote lame candidates and to encourage us to vote for the lesser of two evils during elections.
Do you really think that we can survive another decade or two of bad presidents and policies? The days of Ross Perot were a long time ago, and how much has our country improved since?
So where do you stand? Will you vote for another lame candidate who will do nothing to better your freedom? Or will you vote for a candidate who will reverse the trend?
I must admit, I’m not feeling 100% today. Yesterday was a long day at work, and I’ve been reading reports on the escalating sanctions on Iran.
What I see is either the start of WWIII, the greatest depression, or a chance for liberty to regain its strength.
Let me start by saying that Iran is not a threat to the United States. They do not have the capacity to fly anywhere close to us, and certainly not to bomb us. Even if they developed missiles, they would be knocked out of the sky far before they would be able to strike a US city, and only if Iran was crazy enough to actually attempt it.
We have spent over a trillion dollars on multiple wars in the last decade, and have lost over 5000 men. That does not include the other countries losses, nor all the injured men who have returned home, and are unable to rejoin the work force or lead a normal life.
The sad thing is, that even though we may be at peak oil right now, and I think that is the real reason for the forthcoming conflict. Oil is actually in abundance in this country. If it wasn’t for over-regulation, we could be fracking oil in Colorado, which has the largest oil reserves in the world.
Now think about this. If we start war with Iran, and Russia and China don’t get involved. It might not become World War III, but how are we going to pay for the conflict? At 15 trillion dollars, how can we borrow more, without devaluing the dollar further? China may well dump our currency which will crash the dollar, pummel the economy and send us into the greatest depression ever.
The third option is peace. A huge cut in spending, cuts in government departments and de-regulation.
There is only one candidate for the office of president who will lead this country back on that path. No other candidate is talking about these things.
President Obama did not sign the keystone pipeline. This shows that he is not interested in helping this country with its energy crises. And at $3.50 a gallon last time I filled up my car, we are in an energy crises. When gas costs more, everything costs more. And when everything costs more, you are unable to buy as much. When you are unable to buy as much, you don’t go out as much, and the domino effect is that more and more jobs are lost as companies slowly go out of business because people simply cannot afford to go anywhere and do very much.
In order for gas to go down, we need to regain our energy independence and drill/frack more oil here in our country.
I will be writing an article about oil and renewable resources in the coming weeks. But for now, we do need to drill more oil.
This country is at a crossroads. It is said that politics is the art of delaying a decision until it is no longer relevant.
Right now there are a lot of major issues that are very relevant and need to be addressed and acted upon promptly.
See my blog this coming Saturday as to why I think Ron Paul has the best foreign policy, and why I think it would be a very bad decision to attack Iran.
We cannot afford another war, and we cannot keep spending trillions of dollars. The world needs to accept other countries decisions to do what they want to do. Engaging in trade and commerce is a great thing, but sanctions, embargos and the rattling of sabers is not a good idea.
I do not want my generation to become the next ‘lost generation’, I do not want my generation to be thrown into the jaws of war, and I do not want to have to survive my way through a depression when there is an option to revive prosperity.
We are at a crossroads, and it will take many individual voices to help speak the truth and get the message out there. We must preserve liberty and freedom in the world.