Looking through the glass darkly.
This is going to be a bit of a somber post for me. Or, at least one more somber than they have been of late.
In comments, Spud indicated that he felt we were close to Thermonuclear war again. I can’t say that he is wrong, as much as we would all like for that to not be the case. No use in wishing though.
As such, I got to thinking about something Oppenheimer said after the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds, the Pessimist fears it is true.”
There is a lot of wisdom in that quote.(and it is a quote from a Hindu scripture.)
When the U.S. Developed atomic and Nuclear weapons, it was not the only one attempting to do so, it was just the first to do so successfully. The Germans were after them, the Soviets were as well. The Brits were in league with the US or they would have had their own teams working on it on the island as well.
It isn’t that it wasn’t going to happen if we didn’t do it, we just did it first. And so far we were the first and the last to use that tool as a weapon of war. Note, I said TOOL, not a weapon. In as much as there is a mass fear of these things, its not the tool that we fear, but the tool in the hands of someone with no conscience. We have developed non-atomic tools that are capable of nearly as much destruction (MOAB) without all the lingering effects, and no one fears that tool like they do the “big one”.
Heinlein wrote a short story along the premise of Conscience, and accountability in developing a weapon/tool of this nature. It was called ‘ Solution unsatisfactory’ and it wasn’t exactly an encouraging story. In that story, the weapon was radioactive dust that killed within hours of direct exposure, days after indirect exposure, and completely removed all exposed materials from use for the living for decades. It was delivered by air drop. Primitive to the ICBM’s and warheads we have at our disposal now, but the effects are the same. Shit is destroyed, people die and the lingering effects take a long time to go away, and until they do, the living can’t safely exist in that area.
Since 1945, this world has gained a nuclear superpower with a regular basis. We have the US, Russia, Israel, Pakistan, India, China, etc etc etc. We have Iran with capability, if not outright possession now.
And those are just the ones off the top of my head. A quick search online would likely scare me senseless for a spell.
And that lead up brings me to my where this post is going.
Politician vs Businessman.
It doesn’t matter whom the Democratic party brings to the forefront for the presidential race. They will be a politician through and through. Count on it. It doesn’t matter if HRC drops dead before swearing in, because the alternative in that case will be a Politician through and through. (in this case, likely Paul Ryan, being speaker of the house, will step into the role until such time as there can be another election. That thought does not exactly give me a warm fuzzy feeling.) Even the Repugnicans want a politician of chosen breeding for that seat, and that alone should give one pause about what is really going on behind the curtains of the District of Criminals.
Yes, I am giving Donald Trump my endorsement, not that the endorsement of a lowly little blogger with a readership scaled in the hundreds has any merit.
But here is why.
Nuclear Weapons. The lefties recently put out a video decrying how they don’t want someone that “Fires” people to have access to nuclear weapons. (they had many other ‘feelie’ kinds of arguments, but that was the one that stuck in my craw.) here is my counter argument.
Trump is a businessman first, not a politician with a record of voting for or pushing violent conflict forward for political gain. The man is about profit, benefit, and working relations. His thinking is going to be for what gains can be made, with as minimal loss as possible.
Dropping the Bomb is NOT profitable, or of benefit to anyone, and rather mucks up any working relations you may have had with more than just the person you dropped that bomb on.
I stated many times that the person to lead this country forward needed to be a businessman because he would look at the country as exactly what it is: a giant corporation trying to get better. Maybe I should amend that statement now. A giant corporation that needs to restructure for better. A politician is not going to have the first clue how to go about that because they are not builders. Another point in fact. The Clinton foundation (cover-op) has received how many millions of dollars over the last decade, and what is there to show for it? Political gains, nothing more. At least the millions that Trump has gained and spent have real tangible items surrounding them. He is a builder, and even if he gains by that, so the fuck what, there is something that is going to be around even after he is not around. The Clinton foundation isn’t going to last past Chelsea, if it even makes it into her hands. (hopefully, the people will wake up to that scam, but I ain’t holding my breath.) Nor is the Clinton foundation going to be building anything other than political careers, which on a scale measuring anything meaningful, will show ‘NULL’ or “EEEEE” as a result.
The left argue that Trump has had Bankruptcies in his history. So what, how many people around you have had one. How many have the Clintons avoided by having that stinking foundation to dip into. Whose actions in this case are more honest? Trumps, or Clintons? And that leads to the rest of that point: this country is technically bankrupt. Our expenditures exceed our production and the payments to service the interest on our governments debt are pretty severe and will get worse when the FED raises interest rates (don’t think for a minute that they haven’t thought about what killing the Gov will do for their end of things. Parasites they may be, but they aren’t stupid ones, just misguided.). Do you think a politician, that is used to kicking the can down the road (look at her voting records on debt related items) or would rather use force to make things ‘right’, is going to have a clue how to restructure a country AND keep it functional at the same time. A businessman might, and if he has experience in restructuring a company in dire straits, he may have even more insight in to this aspect of running a country. He would also entertain any and all options before resorting to force to ‘fix things’.
No, Trump will do what he can, as a businessman, to get this country in order. My only holdout on this is that he is going to get stonewalled left and right within the workings of the District of Criminals because he is THE outsider, and not willing to play the game they play. There is far too much corruption on the Hill for one man to eradicate, no matter if his position is the highest in the chain of command.
But it would be a start.
Far more so than having a politician take that seat.
And it would likely stall any escalation to that thermonuclear war that we all dread thinking about.
Here is a list of what I think is going to flummox a Trump Presidency.
1. Racial Division as introduced by the Welfare state. The same Division that is being fomented into war with the police by the MSM’s even now.
2. The Diversity the left has pummeled us with for the last 20+years. We are not a homogenous country any longer. Minorities have more political clout than majorities thanks to the “Diversity mantra” chanted with cloying regularity.
3. Communist Academia. There is only one solution here and I won’t go into it here; far too complex for this screed.
4. Obviously, the Corrupted entrenched in DC. They are going to enforce the rules they have totally neglected with Obama. EO’s are going to get scrutinized severely where Oblammy has been given free-rein.
5. The Dependent Class and the upcoming Financial cliffs. People are soft nowadays. They are not going to be able to handle when things get really rough financially, and will cry for the State to fix things for them. We aren’t going to see the backbone and pride we saw in the “Great Depression”. We are going see this country do a faceplant then scream like a 2 year old about its boo-boos. (and we wonder why the rest of the world looks on us with dis-deign now)
Donald has a lot of trials that will come his way, and his solutions will be practical. That is something this country needs, but I am not sure it can handle at first. People aren’t responsible enough anymore. Some are, at the individual level, but there are entire communities that are not, and they will be the ones that ‘cry about their boo-boos’. Hell, some of those communities already are crying and this is not the tough side of things yet.
On the other hand, we could get a zombie president; one with a penchant and history of shady deaths, out-right fraud, special elite status procedures and oodles of ‘looking the other way’.
“WHAT DOES IT MATTER?”
Yeah, the one with a chip on her shoulder that likes to spit in the faces of her peers (Putin would be a peer at that level) and think that everyone should just take it. She obviously has no concept of extended consequences, unintended consequences, nor accountability for her actions. The woman IS representative of what we are seeing in sections of this country, and that makes me wonder if there is even a chance that we will make it over the next decade: Trump or Clinton. It seems that we are on the cusp of something ugly, and it all revolves around what happens November 8th. It seems that no matter who gets elected, the shit is going to hit the fan, the only determining factor of the color and odor of that shit is WHO gets elected. If Clinton gets it, we are likely to go to war against the Dragon and Bear and every little friend they can throw at us first, all while we continue the slippery slide into oblivion here. IF Trump gets it, every little hissy fit shit bag in this country that gets a morphine drip from ‘Unca Sugah’, is going to blow chunks and start smashing and grabbing at whatever. In response, the responsible are going to say ‘enough’ and start driving through crowds with loaded weapons and no remorse: but at least we will have a chance to avert a war with the Bear and Dragons.
And of course, the looming financial collapse that the MSM’s are deftly avoiding by bringing up every little infraction by the PoH-Lice to keep that little war rolling. Gotta keep ’em distracted from what the REAL problem is or they will start to ask questions, and questions lead to hemp rope and lamp-posts, or goodyear necklaces. (if you aren’t aware of that term, look up what they used to do in South Africa. Not pretty and not for the weak of stomach). You may say I am trying to fear monger with this post. It may seem as such, but I am just trying to get my head, and those of that read my posts, around what MAY be. I am only an observer at this stage, definitely not an instigator, but what I see is the actions of instigators and what I see is leading to something truly ugly, on a scale NEVER seen on the face of this planet. (my facts for that NEVER are that we are at our highest population world wide EVER. When this shit blows up, its going to have body counts that are staggering to say the least, and in numbers that leave Hitler, Stalin, and Mao look like rank amatuers.)
I know that this is a little scatter-brained. I am typing off the hip here, so my thoughts will ramble.
And with all of that said, I can only leave a little advice. From Ol’ Remus “Stay away from crowds”
and From me. Be your own spheres’ center, all things come from your actions, and all actions return to the source. Choose your way carefully.