Saturday, December 3, 2016

America's Real Divide Isn't Left or Right But Top to Bottom Which is Is Why People Vote Up Or Down

"Right to left is theory; top to bottom is experience" - Jim Hightower

People have tried to tell me that I "don't know how left this country is." I just smiled and said this county isn't "right" or "left."

People don't vote "right" or "left." They vote, as Reagan said, up or down. Because they know the real divide is top to bottom, between that small minority will much money and political power, not much sense - and then there is everyone else.

There is something about some people - greed, hubris, choose whichever of the Seven Deadly Sins you want - that when they gain money and political power they use it to try to crush everyone else.

My hometown has gone from 50,000 people to 30,000 and the steel mill, the main employer, has closed down.

Many people think there is a difference between the parties. For a long time there wasn't. We didn't have two parties; we had one with a right wing and a left wing. There was about a nickel's difference between the parties.

This crushing of everyone else by the rich and powerful had been the history of the world. In the past it has always ended in horrendous bloodshed and the destruction of government and society. Revolution, which is always a bad thing, brings what John Milton called "Chaos and Old Night."

I've had people tell me they are "liberal" or "conservative" but often they use dictionary definitions, which have nothing to do with reality.

Both parties are in thrall to Wall Street and Cosmodemonic Megacorporations and don't give a crap about Main Street. The people finally figured this out, which is why Trump was elected. I predicted it and I've explained why. Everyone in Flyover Land is being crushed by Washington DC, Wall Street and the MegaBanks. If Walmart had its way we'd be living in cinderblock apartment complexes.

Everyone in Flyover Land is fed up with the evaporation of their high-paying jobs and their middle-class lifestyle. People in Montana have more in common with people in Kentucky than than they have in common with those in DC.

People always vote for change, never the status quo. As I've written they always vote for Hope, Faith and Charity. They have faith and hope they'll get politicians who are charitable and put the country first.

Maybe next time the pollsters will take Flyover Land into consideration and finally get it right.

I did, and that's why I got it right.

"Right wing, left wing, chicken wing, it's all the same to me" - Woody Guthrie

Friday, December 2, 2016

Let's Keep the Electoral College

We're going to be hearing crying about getting rid of the Electoral College since it appears the Hildabeast won the popular vote (or maybe not, once you take out the dead people voting and the illegal aliens in Cook County (Chicago), various "sanctuary cities" and California).

Even if she did win the popular vote it doesn't matter. This country was not founded as a democracy but a republic. The Founding Fathers despised democracy and knew their history. Democracy always collapsed into horrible bloodshed and the collapse of both government and society (one of my trolls was babbling the Electoral College existed only because there was no telegraph poles or modern communications back then. This is utterly wrong, but the essence of being a troll is not knowing what you are talking about).

The purpose of the Electoral College was (and is) to prevent direct democratic election of the President, and to prevent more populated states vote from having more power than smaller ones.

Here's an example. If we had direct democratic election of the President just about the only four places Presidential candidates would campaign would be California, Florida, Texas and New York. And when elected they'd have to enact policies to please those four states and ignore just about everyone else.

The Electoral College prevents those things.

I also think certain very populous states should be chopped up. For a long time I've thought California should be chopped up into six different states and Illinois (where I am originally from) three (southern Illinois and northern Illinois might as well be different planets).

After all the East coast has some tiny states such as Rhode Island. All the original states aren't very big. They didn't start to get big until you got out to the Midwest.

The Founding Fathers, again, knew their history and knew what they were doing.

If we had direct democratic election of the President it would be a bad thing and contribute more to the splitting up of this country than probably anything else.

I'm sure people in Tennessee and Kentucky don't want to have laws enacted by leftist goofs from California.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

If Nothing Else Trump Has Destroyed Both Parties

Although we did it using Trump as our instrument.

To be totally accurate it was we stupid inbred hillbillies/crypto-Nazis/Klan sympathizers/wife-beaters in Flyover Land who put him in office. However, it had to be someone of Trump's temperament and beliefs to be there in the first place for us to do this.

Since it is impossible to predict the future I have no idea what kind of President Trump is going to be. But so far he is keeping his word. I think he is going to be a good start at getting this country back on track. He is at least putting America first, which neither party has ever done.

Trump has destroyed the traitorous Republican party - and thank God for that. It will never be the same, and it is finally realizing it brought its problems on itself.

Trump has also put a permanent end to the political aspirations of the Bush Crime Family.

Daddy Bush was pretty bad and his son Dubya was an absolute catastrophe, one of the worst Presidents the U.S. has ever had. Is this retarded family a group of genetic warmongers? It appears so.

Trump has put an end to the Clinton Crime Family, too. I'm sure that when the Hildabeast (whose character reminds me of Gollum) realized she had lost she threw a fit, shrieking and crying and ranting and raving and throwing things around and cursing every member of the Basket of Deplorables who couldn't see how wonderful and competent she was. I'm surprised she didn't have a stroke.

The Republican party is in disarray and the Democratic party is now a coastal party. And I'm smiling about the whole thing (California should be chopped up into six different states).

The remnants of the Democrats (and the remnants of the media) are going to attack Trump unmercifully for the next four years. And is the Hildabeast dumb enough to try to run again in four years? She might be deluded enough to try.

I don't know what the Republicans are going to do. The way Trump has just humiliated Romney by pretending to consider him for anything in his administration is really quite funny. Perhaps Trump is telling the other Republicans, "Don't screw with me because I'll get you."

After all, we the public got both parties for screwing with us. Perhaps both parties will listen now.

Revenge - or perhaps justice - is sweet, isn't it?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Seven Deadly Sins and Gratitude

I've had a lot of experience with chronically angry people (I was raised with one). I have found they're angry because their lives are not perfect. Not surprisingly they're very critical of others. It's always someone else's fault, not theirs.

Anger is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. I have also found that anyone who suffers from any of them, chronically, never has any gratitude.

And without gratitude you can never be happy. As Meister Eckhardt once said, "If the only prayer you ever say is 'thank you,' it will be enough."

I've also noticed that those sin is lust tend to be weak and cowardly, and those whose sin is gluttony (in the sense of sex and drugs) tend to be superficial and flit from experience and experience.

I've never any of them show any gratitude

I've sometimes thought fear and deceit should be two more of the Seven Deadly Sins.

I've mentioned before you cannot successfully deceive others until you've first deceive yourself, and it's easier to deceive yourself than deceive others. And for some who deceive themselves and others, it's chronic.

My particular sin tends to be sloth ("sin" actually means "missing the mark" and comes from “hamartia,” which is an archery term).

I am reminded of an Aesop's fable known as "The Wolf and the Crane."

A Wolf had been gorging on an animal he had killed, when suddenly a small bone in the meat stuck in his throat and he could not swallow it. He soon felt terrible pain in his throat, and ran up and down groaning and groaning and seeking for something to relieve the pain. He tried to induce every one he met to remove the bone. "I would give anything," said he, "if you would take it out." At last the Crane agreed to try, and told the Wolf to lie on his side and open his jaws as wide as he could. Then the Crane put its long neck down the Wolf's throat, and with its beak loosened the bone, till at last it got it out. "Will you kindly give me the reward you promised?" said the Crane. The Wolf grinned and showed his teeth and said: "Be content. You have put your head inside a Wolf's mouth and taken it out again in safety; that ought to be reward enough for you."

Gratitude and greed go not together.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Chop It Up!

I figure California should be chopped up into at least six different states, considering the interior voted Republican and the coast voted Democrat. These people have nothing in common anyway.

Since I'm originally from Illinois I'd like to see Cook County (Chicago) split off from the rest of the state. It does nothing but suck money from the rest of Illinois.

Hope and Change

Obama was supposed to be Mr. Hope and Change, but he wasn't. Whatever change he effected was not good - Obamacare, fr'instance, which is going to be changed radically since it's not working. He was eight years of being a dud, although he deludes himself he has "a legacy."

I have mentioned the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity.

I have not been able to find any information on it, but I wonder to what extent those three virtues are used by those involved in propaganda? It does appear they do, if not consciously. Or perhaps consciously.

Hope and faith are always a desire for a change for the better. Charity, if anything, is generosity.

And that's how Obama was portrayed at first: a generous man who tapped into people's hope and who had faith in him. And how it worked! - it got him elected.

Reagan tapped into the same thing. So did Trump -America first, "make America great again."

"Virtue" means "the powers of man," nothing more. Those powers can be used for good or bad.

Does not every new administration - or revolution - promise faith and hope and charity?

In a lot of cases - at least in the West, which is at least nominally Christian - most of these revolutionary movements (which are always political) are Christian heresies.

I've always thought politics was more satanic than anything else. The evidence is overwhelming. More people have been murdered by politics than anything else, and most of them through Christian heresies such as Communism.

After all, Satan offer Jesus power over all the kingdoms of the world, and He refused it.

“The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, 'I will give you all their authority and splendor, it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. So if you worship me, it will all be yours.'" - Luke 4:5-8

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sex and Drugs and Money

Sounds like a Warren Zevon song, doesn't it? Like "Lawyers, Guns and Money."

"The highest virtues in the Scholastic tradition are the 'theological virtues' (faith, hope, charity), followed by the 'intellectual virtues' while the 'moral' virtues' are of the lowest order. The lowest of all was 'temperantia' which included chastity." - Leftism Revisited, Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

I know an 84-year-old man who spent his career as a political consultant. He told me he's only met one honest politician. He said all the rest were dishonest and had sex, money and drug problems. Not to mention going into politics because they didn't want to work.

So I always use those criteria to judge politicians. Not to mention people in general.

Both the Clintons are perfect examples of politicians who are dishonest and have sex, drug and money problems. They are also greedy and have no charity whatsoever. That's why I have no use for them. It finally got to the point no one else did either.

Trump, on the other hand, appears to have sex problems, at least when it comes to beautiful women. But money problems, no. He's a multi-billionaire. Drug problems, no. His brother died of alcoholism, which is why he doesn't drink.

LBJ was a major horndog. He paid for a lot of whores, both black and white. And he was a terrible man and a terrible President, who escalated in Vietnam and then ran away and dumped it into Nixon's lap. He also instituted that massively destructive "Great Society" boondoggle.

JFK was also a major horndog. Gore Vidal was a friend of his and said he the most unqualified man he ever met who was President. Yet he wasn't that bad of President. Since he was killed when he had only been President for about a thousand days we'll never know what kind of President he would have been.

Sex problems aren't very much of a problem, although they can be because they can be the basis of so many other problems. Left-wing non-problems such "racism" and "sexism" and "misogyny? Those aren't even problems. There are many real problems, such as the dishonesty and obscene greed and the drug and money problems. The drug and money problems have always been considered major sins. The sex problems, not so much. The non-problems? Not at all.

By the way, Trump won because he was able to give people faith and hope. People respond to that and not the intellect. The Hildebeast couldn't do that. Neither could the 76-year-old bobble-head Jew Commie New England Yankee (that combination is the worst in the U.S) and that is why no one around could have beat Trump.

I rarely predict Presidential elections because there was no difference between the candidates. I did predict Reagan over Carter because Reagan gave people hope and faith and Carter gave them nothing except advice to wear sweaters and turn down their thermostats.

Now that I think about, most politicians are lawyers and start wars. So "Lawyers, Guns and Money" also applies to them.