Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
July 21, 2018
Politics – “It is amazing how many of the intelligentsia call it 'greed' to want to keep what you have earned, but not greed to want to take away what somebody else has earned, and let politicians use it to buy votes." Thomas Sowell.
Politics – The hysterical response from the mainstream media, the Washington leftist power elite and the progressives to the Helsinki meeting demonstrate how the new de facto rulers of the Democrat Party was so extreme that one might think they're totally losing it.
Politics – Breitbart has identified 529 acts of media-approved violence and harassment against Trump supporters since Trump decided to run for office in 2015.
Politics – Anti-Republican and Anti-American hate is not a policy, but the Democrats are so devoid of policies that failed policies are the only ones they have to propose.
Politics – The best thing that could happen for Republicans is for Hillary Clinton to once again be the Democrat candidate for president in 2020, now that her corruption is so well known.
Politics – Since Democrats so dislike the Constitution as written, Trump should challenge them to participate in an Article 5 Convention to create additional Constitutional Amendments.
Politics – Special Counsel Mueller previously indicted 13 Russian individuals and companies, and now added 12 more to the list, but this is a toothless publicity stunt since these Russians will never see a courtroom, and legal charges will never have to be proven, and there is still no evidence of “collusion” between Trump’s election campaign and Russia.
Politics – When questioned about the Mueller indictments, Putin called his bluff by offering to pursue these criminal charges in accordance with an existing U.S. – Russian treaty.
Politics – Mueller’s indictment ignores that hacking represents a failure of the FBI counter-intel mission, and in particular: Comey as Director and Strzok as head of counter-intel.
Politics – Andrew McCabe was fired by the FBI for misconduct and “lack of candor,” so why Peter Strzok and Lisa Page also not fired for the same reasons and discredit to the FBI?
Media – At least 21 newspapers were duped into running identical letters in a public relations “astroturfing” scam to simulate genuine grassroots support against Judge Kavanaugh.
Media – Panic has broken out in the editorial offices of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, the three major television networks, CNN and MSNBC as they fabricate accusations against President Trump, but he gains in popularity.
Media – The unintended consequence of the liberal hysterical anti-Trump, anti-American hyperbole seen in the media is voters waking up and leaving the Democrat party.
Media – The mainstream media narrative is that half the country hates Donald Trump, but in reality they represent only Leftists, the liberal media, and deep state Republicans.
Politics – “The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” Thomas Sowell.
Economy – Karl Marx regarded socialism as a necessary way station on the road to the utopia of communism, and a socialist is merely a communist who isn’t in a revolutionary rush.
Economy – Every time Socialism has been tried, the result is always the same, poverty, police states, death and loss of Freedom and destruction of the two party system (communism).
Economy – The mainstream media is so biased on the economy that their partisan narrative only includes only negative stories leaving out all the positive economic improvements.
Economy – Government spending operates by the Law of Diminishing Returns and the Law of Increasing Cost: increasing expenditures in a government program will result in smaller and smaller increases in benefit per dollar expended; and increasing government program expenditures will increase the costs of producing goods and services in the private sector.
Immigration – Since Democrats have been unable to change existing immigration laws, now instead they want to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
Welfare – Work requirements for welfare already exist, so now the Trump administration proposes adding work requirements to two other huge programs: Medicaid health insurance for the poor; and food stamps, (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
Environment – The business case for recycling is no longer economically viable to recycle paper and plastics causing more and more to be dumped into existing overfull landfills.
Education – Arguments about inequitable and inadequate funding are largely a diversionary tactic to avoid discussing real solutions to address grossly deficient academic achievement.
Crime – The “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018” seeks enhanced penalties against rioters and others who use clothing to conceal their identities while committing certain crimes.
Politics – “Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell.
Foreign Policy – The deepest of the “deep state” is in the Department of State where 94% contribute to Democrats and self-styled elites burrow in to support the New World Order.
Trade – As a permanent policy, tariffs are protectionist and among the worst forms of crony capitalism, but as a temporary negotiating tactic, tariffs are painful but necessary.
Russia – Donald Trump did not endorse the ongoing deep state coup-de-etat at the press conference with Vladimir Putin, nor accuse him without proof of election tampering.