Delusion And Illusion

2017 is over, and a new year is upon us. As 2018 dawns, real positive things are happening, but you would be hard-pressed to know about them. The fog of delusion that overtook the media and culture last year is not lifting…….in fact, it is becoming more pervasive, toxic, and noxious. I am increasingly worried, and frankly angry, at the perception of events by the people around me and their commentary.  At first I thought that many  people were just ignorant, and that when they learned of, or saw first-hand, the results of America’s change in course, they would adjust their perceptions and bias. I have been profoundly incorrect. In fact, I have never been more wrong, and my miscalculation has left me with a bitterness that is difficult to shake. The delusion of so many – including people I know personally – is so ingrained and poisonous that I am losing any hope for them.

From Progressives to Christian-Conservatives, I hear many of the same tropes, which I think says a lot, but I digress. I hear things like “privilege”, “patriarchy”, and “racist”. I read things about how dirty words – traded between people in private – are the equivalent of actual physical violence and assault. I see never-ending coverage, for over a year, predicting financial disaster and dictatorship…….and each day that it doesn’t happen those predictions are then glossed-over, forgotten, and given a fresh coat of bullsqueeze for the next day. I am presented with the proposition that it is acceptable and judicious to have unelected bureaucrats relentlessly pursue those that pose a threat to their power with the unlimited force of government. It seems that many now believe in the philosophy of Stalin’s secret police – “show me the man and I’ll find you the crime”. There are lots of things said about “not being presidential”…….all from people who could not meet the very standard they apply to those they disagree with, and neither could their icons, leaders, and heroes.

Even as almost every citizen benefits from the events of the past year, many march along in lockstep in the thrall of their delusion…….following the failed pied-pipers of yesterday right over the suicidal cliff they have created for themselves. Starting in February, over 80 percent of people in the United States will take home more money in their paycheck……….and in turn will receive double the tax “refund” for 2018. If they are employed, those that employ them just had their tax rate cut from 35 to 21 percent. If your employer hasn’t told you of how this benefits them, and you, then ask yourself……..why? Are those that run the company you work for stupid? Are they ignorant of the massive windfall they just received from the current administration? No, they aren’t. The real answer is more insidious: they have become malignant, twisted, and malformed by propaganda and lies. They are either too cowardly to publicly acknowledge the many benefits of the past year, or worse they are willfully blind due to their hateful delusion.

There are evidently millions of people who, like livestock, are wearing blinders and being led by the yoke by cynical idealogues that know better.  In response to the record growth of the stock market, record low unemployment, record tax cuts, or restored deterrence abroad – I am met with angry, meaningless bromides or rote regurgitation of the lies of CNN, MSNBC, and other media…..without any critical thought or self-examination. It seems that the common thread in these people is the absolute ignorance of history and a refusal to use logic…….all in favor of the outrage that was manufactured for them for cheap political gain. When did the same folks who decried the evil intelligence agencies, and their jack-booted stormtroopers in federal law enforcement, become their biggest cheerleaders?

Thankfully 2017 is over, but have no doubt – 2018 will be even crazier. The panic and dishonesty of those that have held power over us is only going to get worse. Even as the nation continues to prosper as the new tax code takes effect, the pretentious and panting elite will become even more unhinged.  Each of us must make a choice…….will America choose the path of financial solvency, restored foreign deterrence, common sense, and successful governance…………or will we choose the path of identity politics, stagnation, debt, gender fluidity, cultural degradation, virtue signaling, the dissolution of the 1st and 2nd amendments, speech codes, illegal immigration, and turning kids into trannies? There are things that the administration has done that I don’t agree with, like staying in Syria, adding troops to Afghanistan, not building the wall, and the continuing presence of the abominable and repugnant Jeff Sessions as Attorney General………but overall the last year was incredibly successful, even with the enormous and overwhelming negative press and their collusion with corrupt activists in government.

Stay tuned…….it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Oh, and Happy New Year.

 

“A delusion is something people believe despite a complete lack of evidence” – Richard Dawkins

“When somebody says…..he’s (Trump) going to bring all these jobs back, well how exactly are you going to do that? He just says he’s….’ going to negotiate a better deal’…..how’s he going to do that……what magic wand does he have?” – Barack Obama

” Donald Trump will never be president of The United States…..”  – Barack Obama

 

 

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Collusion Exists!

There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth regarding possible collusion between U.S. officials and the Russian government. Let’s play a little game with some of the most egregious examples, shall we? Every time I show evidence of collusion by Trump with Russia take a shot of vodka.

Discussing a missile defense treaty with the Russian President – ” I need more space………….this is my last election….(tell Vlad)….after my election I have more flexibility. …” – B.H. Obama at the White House in 2012 during a meeting with the Russian president recorded accidentally on a “hot mic”.

During Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State in 2010, Bill Clinton spoke in Moscow to the “Renaissance Group”, an entity linked to Russian Intelligence, for 500K…..that’s half a million dollars for those with a Gender Studies degree.

In 2010, The Clinton Foundation received $145 million dollars from 9 people who were shareholders in a uranium ( the stuff you make nukes with ) company called “Uranium One”…….and “Uranium One” is owned by the Russian Government. The money had to be approved by U.S. government agencies…….namely the State Department run by Hillary Clinton. As a result of the deal, Russia’s State Nuclear Agency ended up purchasing 20% of America’s weapons-grade uranium. I guess if we get nuked by Russia, at least some of the bombs will have “made in America” stamped somewhere inside them.

In 2011, again during the active tenure of Clinton as Secretary of State, Hillary’s chief aide and crony John Podesta joined the board of an energy company called “Joule Unlimited”. Two short months later the Russian government invested a billion Rubles into “Joule Unlimited”, greatly benefitting Podesta. When in 2014 Podesta joined Obama’s White House as Counselor he failed to disclose his involvement and investment in “Joule Unlimited”, and subsequently transferred his 75,000 shares to a family owned LLC.

Again during Hillary’s “public service” for the Obama administration, other questionable individuals gave money to the Clinton Foundation…….like Viktor Vekselberg – a Putin confidante – that gave cash through his Russian company, Renova Group…….or Elena Baturin, wife of the former Mayor of Moscow, who gave money through the Russian company she controls, JSC Inteco……..or ex-Russian government official Andrey Vavilov, Chairman of SuperOx – a company that does nuclear research for the Russian government. I wonder what their money paid for, don’t you? Especially since Hillary’s failed bid to be president the Clinton Foundations donations have completely dried up. I mean really, why continue to pay when your dupe couldn’t close the deal?

It didn’t require more than an hour of research to find what, in my opinion, is evidence of collusion and pay-for-play schemes undertaken by U.S. officials ( and I excluded members of Congress because otherwise this column would be never-ending – I’m talking to you Cryin’ Chuck Schumer ), either directly or through “foundations”,working hand in hand with the Russians and/or those connected to their government. For the purpose of keeping to the topic, I left out many other incidents of scandal and corruption by the previous administration……..you know, Benghazi……Ghaddafi’s assassination, the pathetic Cairo speech, killing ( by drone-strike ) several American citizens without due process, spying on the Trump campaign under false premises, jailing a filmmaker to present the Susan Rice/Obama/Clinton lie of a video being responsible for Benghazi, ignoring Russia’s advances into Syria and the Crimea, spying on reporter James Rosen and his family for unflattering reporting, having an ethically challenged Secretary of State that has an illegal private server that spilled thousands of classified documents, sending palates full of cash to Iran, trading multiple terrorists for the deserter Bowe Bergdahl, subverting congress for a defacto treaty with Iran that will end with them armed with nukes………….and so on, and so on, and so on. Yet over 18 months into over five “investigations” into Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia……..and there’s nothing. Zilch. Nada. Goose-egg. 1 minus 1.

My question is this: What happens when two years pass and it hasn’t stopped, and nothing on the domestic front – like tax reform, passing and meeting a budget, reforming immigration, fixing the disastrous Obamacare, addressing Islam and it’s terror – has been done? Whom will you blame?

I said in the beginning that we’d take a shot of vodka every time I found Trump’s “collusion”………..and we’re still sober. Let’s change it to taking a shot every time the Media lies……..then we’ll be drunk in a few minutes, or dead from alcohol poisoning.

 

“The Media is the most powerful entity on earth……they have the power to make the innocent guilty and the guilty innocent……..” – Malcolm X

“to control exactly what people think………..that’s our job…” – Mika Brzezinski – CNBC