Our political family is caught in crisis. Our leaders are are addicted to overspending, the Middle East is on fire, our infrastructure is crumbling from neglect, nearly 100 million Americans are out of the workforce and our ability to unite over social and civil issues has all but been abandoned. Robots are rapidly replacing middle class jobs, and millennials think capitalism is unfair and socialism may be preferable. Women feel under siege, as do most men. Our business community is leaving the country as are our jobs. The rapidly expanding dependency class is growing restless, and all the politicians can recommend is to throw more of the 'richest Americans' tax money at it.
The list of challenges is endless, so much so that the establishment, on both sides of the isle, recommend we turn it over to one of those career politicians who got us into this mess in the first place!
Isn't that the definition of insanity?
Donald Trump thinks so, and he is leading the charge to intervene, to stop the country from it's descent into self destruction. So the establishment is screaming that Trump is unqualified to be President.
Just what 'qualifies' a man or woman to be the leader of the modern world? Is it political experience? If so, how did Dwight Eisenhower get elected? Is it charm? Dick Nixon was elected twice, so I don't think that criteria is important. Is it intelligence? According to Democrats, it can't be because they lost to George Bush twice! Is it expertise in a certain area such as foreign policy? Nope, because no one knew what Barack Obama stood for regarding that when he ascended to the Oval Office in 2008.
For example, in a conversation between prominent journalists Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose recorded in November 2008, just a few days before the election of Obama, the men admitted they knew little about the Democratic candidate, his policies on China, terrorism or the Middle East, or what he thought about NATO or Iran. They admitted that the press had all but ignored those issues, instead they were focused on the idea that a black man could actually win the Presidency.
The point is, in the history of our country, the diversity of the candidates for the Presidency has been fairly homogenous. They have been near unanimously former legislators or Governors. They have been consummate insiders, establishment operatives, part and parcel of the system. Even with his brief political history, other than a stint as an Illinois Congressman, Obama was essentially a community activist and organizer. He is highly educated and very articulate, but his worldliness was non-existent. He had no military experience, no management experience, and some would say no business background. Only his brief term as an Illinois senator, and the fact that he was black, gave him the huevos to even consider running for President. Hillary has experience in the Senate, and has worldly exposure as the Secretary of State. But she has no business or financial background, other than amazingly accumulating nearly 100 million dollars since leaving the White House, while working primarily as a public official and heading a non-profit foundation.
Trump, on the other hand has built an International business empire. He owns and operates some of the world's most premium resort and business properties. He has interests on several continents, and has negotiated contracts with all variety of governments and cultures. He has interests in multiple industries from food, travel, sports, entertainment and publishing, and is considered a genius in branding. He has operated his companies with thousands of employees, all over the globe, but primarily in the multicultural and politically diverse milieu of New York. He has successfully navigated every extreme form of political regimes known to America, from Dinkins to Bloomberg, Cuomo to Giuliani to Pitaki to de Blasio, Trump has thrived.
So along comes critics, George Will for example, who says the idea that an outsider should even consider running for the presidency, would ruin the delicate balance of our representative style government, wreck our ability to lead the world, to preserve the peace and to provide security and an environment conducive to economic expansion and improved opportunity for everyone on the planet. Aren't those the exact qualities we were promised eight years ago?
How has that worked out?
The question is, if that were true, why are millions of people so anxious to see Trump succeed at 'Making America Great Again?' Trump is telling anyone who will listen that our leaders are not doing their job. That in fact, they are incompetent and dangerous. Sometimes, within a family, the hardest thing one member can do, is to tell another member that their behaviour is out of line. During an intervention, that individual is not going to roll over and quietly give in, because they are so much a part of the problem, so consumed by their disease, they must be given a push by someone close, someone willing to risk their relationship, in order to save them from themselves.
Someone with a lot of gaul.
Trump is recommending an intervention, and the career politicians, the embedded establishment of autocrats in Washington, don't want to hear it. They are so invested, no, addicted to the beltway bureaucracy, to the power and control they have become so comfortable wielding, that they don't know, or at least refuse to admit, that they are sick and out of control.
November 8th is the day. Can we see this through?
The Major League Baseball World Series Championship deciding game we saw between the Indians and the Cubs may be the greatest World Series game ever played.
But I have a spin on it that is different.
What we saw Wednesday night was the battle between two teams who wanted something very much. Something so precious to them that they willingly committed to engage in a pure team effort, to come together in such a harmonious way that they were able to achieve an enormous accomplishment, to perform at their personal and collective best at a moment in time none of us who witnessed it will ever forget. The whole series was a joy to be involved in, and served to unify our nation.
On a micro scale, the baseball game last night was an awesome diversion, a playful exercise we all lost ourselves in. As fans we were momentarily divorced from all the frustrating reality games of politics we have to go back to the next day.
Humans are engaged in a continuous game of sorts. We call it politics. There is international politics, and religious politics. We have ideological politics, and tribal politics. We have family, gender, racial, gang, school and workplace politics. Everyday, we humans compete in a micro game over every inch of our lives and the lives of those we love. We battle over food, money, relationships and power. And in various places, we are at war with each other.
This Tuesday is the seventh game in another game changing series altogether.
I think it is interesting that the two political teams competing for our votes are also heavyweights, and they are going toe to toe in the 15th round of a heavyweight championship for control of the White House. Both teams have depleted the bench, have scratched and clawed, and as much as they are total opposites, and have no liking for each other, we are all in the game, playing the unique American Game of Democracy, selecting our leadership without engaging in war. For nearly three hundred years, as ugly as it is, it has proved to be the best system in the world.
Ultimately, we are Americans and we love a good battle. We pull our teams together, and we go at it. When it's over, we shake hands and move on to the next challenge. A much bigger challenge.
America and her allies are in a war 'game' against radical Islam. It is a battle for control of civilization. To lose it could send the world back to an age of darkness and chaos. Our team of warriors, you and I, must come together. We must decide that winning this battle is of paramount importance. That freedom is something precious and worth subjugating our personal desires for the good of civilization..
Wednesday night, the baseball players left nothing on the field. After the game, they spoke about how they came together, supported each other and never gave up. In the same way, Americans must come together on the field of battle defending the world from an attack on civilization, and especially against the forces that want to destroy our unique American way of life.
And we must never give up.
America is in the seventh inning of the World Series for the Future of Mankind. It is time for a pitching change. We are outs away from the decision: Will the planet be a dark and foreboding Stone Age Caliphate where an extremist religious dogma rules? Or will we Americans step up to protect the concept of 'Liberty and Justice for All'?
It won't be easy and it won't be cheap.
Battles like the War On Terror require the combined sacrifices of every single player, to devote our entire being to the goal of winning, because losing is not an alternative. We Americans have the best system, the best players and organization and the most noble of goals. But do we have the commitment?
On November 8th, that is the question we should all be asking ourselves….
To get control of the burgeoning Mafia business and drug empire in the mid 20th century, the US government pursued multiple legal channels; they went after the Family Dons on tax evasion, on racketeering, on interstate commerce and money laundering violations, on intimidation and murder, on political corruption and on fraud charges.
When they arrested the leaders of the Gambino, Lucchese, or Luciano Family, the defendants would argue that the government was singling them out, practicing prejudicial hatred of their Italian heritage, and fabricating evidence.
Their supporters would organize huge rallies to show how revered they were in the community and how people in the neighborhood depended on the family organization for jobs, food, and help for the poor and elderly. The locals would paint the Dons as benevolent leaders who happened to be surrounded by sloppy subordinates, but whose real motives were honest.
In the courtroom, the Dons would portray the police as corrupt, the prosecutors as racist power hungry and politically motivated, and claim to be the victims of massive misunderstandings.
Does this sound ominously familiar?
Everyday we see another element of the Clinton Crime Family Enterprise revealed, another loyal surrogate squealing about unfair government prosecution, double standards and how innocent, uninformed, and benevolent Don Hillary really is, and how the 'vast right wing conspiracy' misrepresents the facts to make Hillary look bad.
"I have a whole bunch of statutes they've violated," former NYC Mayor Giuliani has stated. "This is racketeering. This is a RICO statute--Clinton, Inc. I think it was one of the WikiLeaks that said this was 'Clinton Inc.' He does the speeches, they put the money in the pocket, she does the favors in the government. It all links up. Why did they destroy 33,000 emails? Because it shows the link."
I wrote in early September (Paying Tributes to Hillary, September 6th, 2016 - http://turnrightatlost.weebly.com/blog/previous/3) that the Clinton Crime Family, led by Don Hillary, was violating RICO statutes, was using intimidation and fraud to basically export the Mafia Business Model to the international level. Soon thereafter, in an article in the HuffingtonPost, a claim was made that the FBI had a current investigation of the Clinton Foundation for violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
The article was mysteriously removed from the website a few days later.
This stuff coming out now is vitally important, because if Don Hillary ascends to the White House, we can forget about the integrity and independence of the justice system in the USA.
American voters will have formally turned the country over to the largest, and at that point, most successful and influential criminal enterprise in history.
Don Hillary wants you to think she puts families first. The truth is, she puts her Crime Family First.