Friday, February 26, 2016

Trump, Clinton, Obama, Limbaugh, the Establishment, & Crony Capitalism

Below is my response to a forwarded email from a dear friend.  The original piece apparently was written by David Limbaugh, a brother of Rush Limbaugh.  In it, he comments on Trump's popularity and how the Establishment is responsible for that.  He also has quite a bit to say about Obama, claiming (for instance) that the President & his Administration are "honoring socialism"...and how they "reward unemployment and laziness"... and they are soft on immigration.  It's a well-written piece, but full of false premises and incorrect assumptions.

Apparently David has as little knowledge of politics as does his brother, Rush.
1.  Obama is a Corporatist, as is Trump.  Neither one of them cares one whit about you & me.
2.  Obama has deported 2 million illegals.  He keeps the current Central American ones 
(mostly mothers & children) in privately run prisons with inadequate food & health care.  Those 
private corporations have lucrative gov't contracts.
3.  He is very unpopular among many/most illegal immigrants.
4.  Wall Street loved Obama in 2008...and they still do.
5.  Trump is a charlatan---he IS the Establishment...that is, the private (not Gov't) 
Establishment.  He's a Crony Capitalist Oligarch.  If elected, he would work hardest for the 
Rich & Powerful (R&P).
6.  He's a strong believer in Globalization (like Obama & Clinton)...and that primarily 
benefits the R&P.
7.  Obama's Admin. does not "honor socialism" honors Crony Capitalism.
8.  The most important point---  The author writes/talks as if all America is embracing Trump.  
The only thing I've seen is that he's embraced by a slight majority of Repubs.  ALL Repubs 
make up only 25% of the electorate.  Trump is despised by probably 99.9% of Democrats, 
including those who are fed up with Obama.  ALL Dems make up 31% of the electorate.  So 
you see, Trump is not nearly as popular as the Corporate Media would have us believe.

This reminds me a bit of the '64 election.  Goldwater was the rebel against the Eastern 
Establishment; Nelson Rockefeller was the "Liberal" Repub running against him in the 
Primaries.  Goldwater won at the Convention.  Those of us in favor of him knew for sure he 
would slaughter the Dems in Nov.  He was wildly popular with people... or so we thought.  It 
was a landslide for LBJ.  I was stunned.  IF Trump gets the nomination, the same thing will 
happen this November.  Clinton will cream him in the election.  What's ironic is that she's a 
Corporatist much like him.  We commoners are screwed no matter which one of them wins.

p.s.  For why Sanders won't be the Dem nominee, see this---

Not only my opinion.  Be Well

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Here's One Way Elections Are RIGGED in the USA

In the NH Democrat Primary, Sanders essentially slaughtered Clinton.  He should have received the bulk of the nominating delegates; instead, the delegates were evenly split between the two candidates.  That's because the "superdelegates" [unelected (in the Primary) Party Elites] don't want Sanders as the nominee; they voted for Clinton...most NH voters be damned.  What a farce.

That scenario clearly demonstrates that elections here are rigged in a subtle way... and that's only one of the ways.  The Democrat Party Elites don't want Sanders to run in November.  They will do everything possible to make certain he doesn't.  It won't matter one iota how many votes he receives in the Primaries.

Republicans do the same thing, but to a lesser degree...they have fewer so-called "superdelegates".

Don't perpetuate a Rigged Game...boycott national elections.  When you vote for the lesser of two evils, you still get evil.

Not only my opinion.  Be Well  

The Bright Side

Politics in the USA has been in an overall (some "ups", but mostly "downs") decline ever since at least 1956.  Thanks to Mr. Benson's American Gov't class in Highland Park, Illinois, that's when I began keenly observing it.  As far as I can tell, the same decline is to be found in most developed countries.  Oligarchies rule.  With the help of Crony Capitalist BIG Business, politicians are accelerating our slide into a blistering pace.

The bright side of all this is that everyday people everywhere are rapidly becoming fed up with the situation.  The Rigged Game has become so obvious that not even constant Edward Bernays style Propaganda can conceal it anymore.  Change is coming.  It won't come from within the current System...Oligarchs will never allow that.  It won't (and shouldn't) come from violence.  That's because most people realize that any such activity in this day and age would be crushed almost instantly...and would result in a Police State even harsher than what we have now.  It won't come from elections---at least, not presently---because those are rigged in a somewhat subtle way.

The Change, which is underway now, will come ultimately in a very "American" way--- from massive expression of public opinion, peaceful protests, boycotts & shunning by both organized groups and independent individuals, and steady application of all that over time.  There will be setbacks, but eventually the current Rigged System will collapse due to outside, peaceful pressure.  There is no other way that makes any sense.

How will this be accomplished...specifically?  All I can do (other than my own boycotts and writings) is  make suggestions***...which I've been doing for about nine years on this Blog and for about a year or so on my YouTube Channel.  If you don't care for those, then come up with others.  History is on our side.
***Here's only one--- Don't vote in national elections...all that does presently is perpetuate the Rigged Game.

Not only my opinion.  Be Well

REDUX: "Mr. Cool Reveals Himself"

This is from May 28, 2010---

Barack Obama once stated to an interviewer that one of his jobs was to make the Presidency "cool" again. Until his latest press conference, he was having quite a go at that. But then, it all fell apart.

I'm about to state an opinion; you may or may not agree. I'm picking on Obama and the Democrats mostly because they often somewhat haughtily claim to be on the "High Road", and along with the Globalist Media, look down upon the Republicans as nothing more than naysayers. [It's too bad that more Congress people don't say "Nay" to the asinine levels of borrowing and spending by the Fed Government.] Don't misunderstand, though, I don't think much of the Republican Party either.

If you watch Obama's last press conference carefully, quite often you'll see right through the man's polished slickness directly into his true nature. At times his normally composed, clipped speech pattern becomes hesitant, a little confused, and disingenuous. That usually happens while he's trying to relate to the people being impacted by the catastrophic oil discharge in the Gulf. He can't quite get there; he comes off as being too academic, too distant, almost uncaring. At one point the normally eloquent Obama summed up the catastrophe to Gulf residents and the environment as "messed up". That seems to be his grasp of the depth of the disaster. Members of the Press Corps sometimes looked at each other in disbelief according to a few pundits. His performance was dismal and basically demonstrated that he really isn't much of an inspiring leader.

Toward the end of the conference, Obama finally admitted that the Fed Government has been in charge of the oil discharge response since day one. I knew that should be the case because I'm familiar with the 1990 Oil Pollution Act and the National Contingency Plan (dealing with responses to massive oil and hazardous substances spills). I'm convinced that the only reason he finally claimed ownership of the response is because so many critics were asking, "When will the government take over?". That ownership was not apparent prior to the press conference because, in my opinion, the Executive Branch didn't want people to know that the Feds were totally in charge...because the response was perceived as not going well. After finishing speaking, Obama almost ran out of the smile, a somewhat blanched look on his face. He knew he had given a poor performance, that he had not related well to the situation.

That press conference demonstrated to me that Obama is not the person his devoted followers perceive him to be. He's just another slick, millionaire, well dressed, normally well spoken politician who really can't relate to people out of his sphere, or to their suffering in cases like this disaster. I saw the same exact thing in Bush (except for the well spoken part) relative to Katrina.

So much for "cool". Who cares about that in the Presidency anyway? Just once I'd like to see a President who dresses like Ralph Nader, cares like Jimmy Carter, communicates like Ronald Reagan (in his prime), and thinks as well as William F. Buckley, Jr. once did. Oh, and please, no more millionaires.

Be Well