Friday, June 10, 2016

Trump, the Judge, La Raza, and the Presidency


Again, I emphasize that I'm not a supporter of Clinton, Sanders, or Trump.

Below is a copy of my response to an email from a dear friend; embedded in her email was an article about Trump, Judge Curiel, and the militant protest group, La Raza.  Apparently the Judge has some tenuous association with La Raza...although, that's not quite clear at all.
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Here's what I think:  Trump's comment about the Judge was NOT racist.  Given the Don's stupid remarks about Mexicans, that comment about the Judge was common sense...something Trump rarely ever displays.  Although, he should have said,  "The Judge MIGHT be biased..."; he did say that about a hypothetical Muslim Judge, but I'm pretty sure he made it definite with the other guy.

RE:  La Raza wants "U.S. land ceded to Mexico".  True, but that's because IT WAS MEXICAN LAND decades before the U.S. Gov't stole it from Mexico in the mid-1800's.  Before it was Mexico's, it belonged to Spain.  [Of course, none of this considers the original holders of the land, the American Indians.]  The U.S. Gov't is a latecomer in this line of theft.  So your attached article would be more accurate if it read, "La Raza wants U.S. land ceded BACK to Mexico."  I'm not saying that should be done, but that's why La Raza is "racist" (according to the article) & wants the entire SW back in the hands of Mexico.  We took HALF their country in 1848...half.  So, why would anyone be puzzled over the fact that some Mexican militants want it back?!

The whole Judge thing demonstrates one reason why Trump should never be President.  Almost no one gives a damn about the Trump University issue, or the Judge, or anything about the case.  But Trump keeps harping on it.  The Media didn't bring it up first...he did.  He has little sense of what's important & what's not.

What's even worse, you rarely ever know if he's telling the truth (or what he really believes) or not.  For example, one day he said,  "Wages here are too high; we need to lower wages in this country."...the next day (probably after his campaign manager told him that was a stupid thing to say), he said, "No, we don't need to lower wages in this country."...so, who knows what he believes.

It's sad to me to see so-called "Conservatives" flocking to someone like Trump.  They should have flocked to Rand Paul, but you see, Paul believes in national defense... not national aggression overseas.  Many "Conservatives" are so propagandized nowadays they actually believe that we have to attack everyone FIRST.  That's called naked aggression.  Every dictatorship in history that has done it had the same excuse:  "We're defending our Homeland.".

Donald Trump appears to be purposely saying everything he can think of to guarantee his defeat in November.  His fans think that will get him elected...that's because they believe their numbers are much greater than what they really are:  about 20% of eligible voters.  The Don fans also believe that Independents will join their ranks in massive numbers.  Given Trump's stupid/naive/ridiculous comments on many different topics, they won't.  If they don't like Clinton (& they shouldn't), they simply won't vote...or they'll vote for a 3rd Party.

It truly would be a miracle if Trump were to win in November.  He has about one chance in a trillion.  His supporters don't appear to get it:  who gets elected at the national level is not determined anymore by voting... not really.  [Most on the Left don't get that, either.]  There are about a dozen ways that the State-Corporate-Financial Complex can derail the will of the People nowadays...at least a dozen.  Barring unforeseen circumstances, the multi-millionaire Corporatist Clinton will win the November election.  That's pretty much guaranteed.  [The Democratic Party now consists of people (at the highest levels) who in the past would have been called Moderate (or even "Neoliberal") Republicans.  Despite Propaganda to the contrary from some quarters, the political hierarchy in the USA---ever since the early 1990's---has moved way over to the Right on the old, now essentially meaningless political spectrum.]
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Not only my opinion.  Be Well 

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