THE DYNAMIC OF THE DIAMETRICAL: AS LONG AS IT COMES FROM TRUMP I’M AGAINST IT

24 11 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

Within the presence of the politically aware, being against something does not require a rational reason. Indeed, “being against” can be irrational, even stupidly self-defeating. The power of being against means evidence to the contrary of one’s contention is irrelevant.

Once the determination is made to be against President Trump, no words nor action will cause a reversal of opinion. The power of being against intensifies if the cause of (one’s) “against” is questioned. Therefore, the “resistance,” a left-leaning cadre of against-Trump will never ever allow evidence, empirical, circumstantial, or otherwise to change their determination of being against.

Consequently, contrariwise (in my view an operating synonym of against) is an effective contention when the facts do not support one’s against agenda. Nonetheless, in our world of a media more bent on making the news instead of reporting the news a contrariety predicate is considered at a minimum fashionable. Some televised pundits, noting how often the use of a contrariety perspective is recycled, must find this perspective exceptionally  profound — perhaps even intellectually grasping.  In Hollywood, a contrariety declaration is a mandated believable; it does not require truthfulness, accuracy, or deductive viability. For those of the progressive liberal faith, a contrariety perspective is an accepted inductive principle even if observed by a bias blind third-party witness.  

In the age of Trump contrariwise is the reliable bait, for comedians a fungible currency; it is the means with which the equity in media companies appreciates. Media marketers relish the interest conflict initiates; certainly, there is no conflicting a person as President Trump. Factually, particularly in the United States, the president is either the subject, the object, or the instigator du jour of every ‘news’ coverage enterprise. Trump the protagonist is the best tangible intangible the media of every ideological stripe has ever profited from.

For a person of conservative temperament it is a frustrating experience to observe the loss of the House of Representatives because of President Trump’s words, persona, and tweets. The man cannot get out of his own way; withstanding, his policies and leadership decisions are much more right than wrong. But then reality is not the sole barometer of one’s judgment of another. Illusion and the great god of circumstance coupled with serendipity play a disproportional part in the grand play of life. But then it is so very easy to be against…

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IN REALITY

21 11 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

Raising and expending billions of dollars gives political parties the opportunity (by scattershot multimedia dissemination) to amplify their particular bias. By incentivising (via cash) supportive print and the broadcast media, content producers intentionally challenge the ethical limits of their messaging. For these political wonks winning is the only aspiration. Consequently, amoral principles are the predominant transcendent guidance of their being — their raison d’être.

The didactic lesson: Within the orbit of politics the means is irrelevant and subservient to the results and the ‘how’ one wins is strictly a post-election inconsequential.

Voter participation for this year’s midterm is deemed extremely high; which means that 50 to 60% of the eligible did not vote. Nonetheless, news outlets boasted the turnout as unusually high.

Possibly, the low number of people voting is because citizens are no longer interested in self-governance? Perhaps, Americans have evolved from the self-reliant to the utterly unconcerned? If so, perchance, it would therefore follow that the belief in self-governance is considered passé.

Plausibly, Americans believe that the political thoughts of 1789 are nothing more than remnants of an irrelevant ideal; an ideal that is extraneous to the challenges of this modern world wherein the citizenry considers governance of, by, and for the people too burdensome an endeavor.

The trendy preference does seem to favor governmental dependence on the wherewithal of a bureaucracy chockfull of appointed wonks. Over and over again pretty words and handsome faces prove the voters’ preference.  A thought! “The people,” and their belief in their sovereign power is nothing more than a fanciful wish-it-were-so. Whereby the truth of governance has little to do with the people and more to do with the power of some of the people.

Some of the people derive power from their natural ability and practical experience coupled with an education, formalized to render these few the cognitive skills required to lead. Others within the few may have derived their powerful position from applying excellent follow-ship skills, therefore enhancing the effectiveness of their leader’s wherewithal. Withstanding!

America’s democracy is not in practice people-governed nor does this nation govern of, by, and for the people. America is governed by the few in the interest of the few. Nonetheless, the concept of noblesse oblige, good sense, and the desire to remain in  power obligates the few to embrace pluralism.

At a minimum, a democratic republic requires intense participation, askance, and the courage to pursue virtue over self-interest. However, the American people are preoccupied, disinterested, overwhelmed by governmental ambiguity, confused by the multiple pieces and parts of the process, and easily swayed by pretty faces and words.

America’s success has dulled the average American’s interest in self-governing. “Let someone else do it” is the popular theme…





THE WORLD IS NOT AS ONE WISHES IT TO BE

3 11 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

Violent behavior is an intrinsic component of being human.Violence is inherent in sports. Universally, violence is a component of day-to-day discourse and the willful go-to for the settlement of contested issues. In the last ten thousand years the intensity of killings, maiming, torturing, imprisoning, starving, and the general destruction of the heretofore existing has not abated.

Technological upgrades on weapons started when a humanoid attached a sharpened quartz or flit stone to a stick. Improving the effectiveness of killing other living things evolved into a high priority, a mandate for survival. For purposes of consumption, coercive acquisition, or to protect one armed humanoid from another was — and is — considered common interaction for all living things. The mass production of weapons as well as the need for the steady improvement of weaponry is an established constant of every Nation state.

In order to live, we humans directly kill, indirectly cause, or willfully facilitate the death of other living things. We thoughtlessly kill to consume. Expressions of moral outrage for such behavior is counter-intuitive. Morality plays no part in the quest for food, shelter, and water. With the exception of eating pets and fellow humans, killing for all else is fair game.

Über the average intelligence of our fellow animals we Homo sapiens dominate the earth; the lethal combination of our imaginative sense and insatiable curiosity propels a constancy of evermore/everything. Consequently, the most dangerous carnivore or omnivore in the world is a human being.

So why are we humans shocked that hyper-protection is paramount? Why are we emotionally beset, even psychosomatically effected, by the overt killing of the innocent? Yes, these horrific acts challenge the presumption of common civility. We humans should therefore discard such (silly) presumptions in favor of recognizing life’s reality.

We Americans (for the most part) live in a world of deceptive, often delusional, fantasy. We no longer hunt for what we eat. Others prepare our food and water for consumption. Our day-to-day is far removed from reality. It is as though we were the protagonists in our own television show. We are practicing believers of the rational and reasonable who live in a world that is irrational and unreasonable.

As expressed in the ‘Song of Roland’, steeped in chivalry Roland was a brave and faithful  knight in the service of his lord, Charlemagne. However, Roland’s virtuousness was outmatched by the unscrupulousness of the traitor Ganelon, a practitioner of deceit, falsity, and duplicity. Roland assumed –  and presumed wrongly; therefore he and his fellow knights paid the ultimate price.

The lesson: never let down one’s guard. There are sane practitioners of evil doings as well as the insane intent on executing senseless mayhem. One cannot escape the realities of living. Accept the world for what it is and has always been; if peace is the goal, prepare for war.





A CACOPHONY OF PREMEDITATED SCURRILOUS-BASELESS-ILLOGICAL INDICTMENTS

19 10 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

The title of this blog characterizes the heartfelt mawkishness of the Democratic Party’s media assault on conservative covenants in general and the specific malicious overt abuse set aside for Trump supporters.

Declaring the FBI’s supplemental investigation as a bogus endeavor, Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee have enthusiastically pronounced Justice Kavanaugh’s posting to the Supreme Court as illegitimate. As a direct consequence of such a declaration, these Democrats have concluded that  judgments of the Supreme Court thereafter the Kavanaugh posting will be viewed with askance and doubt.

The rhetoric of confrontation a Democratic theme espoused by the party’s leadership is stoking the embers and adding gasoline to the fire. Look about, observe, and listen to the result of the Democrats’ continuum of proselytizing confrontation.

Democratic leadership has stirred into action a Leninist mob of “useful idiots.” Confrontation begets overt violence, it is just a matter of timing, the right place, the firing of a pistol, or the detonation of a bomb wherein the yelling and chanting succumbs to maiming and killing.

If the Republicans maintain control of the House of Representative, watch out — the mob will call foul and riots will erupt.





EXPOSED!

10 10 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

The veil has been lifted; in a fit of passionate disregard the democrats have consciously torn their mask of seeming sensible, rational, and reasonable and replaced that traditional façade with the reality of their true identity.

Utilizing an accusatory letter generalizing a thirty-plus year attempted rape by a seventeen-year-old Brett Kavanaugh coupled with the #metoo movement was the Democrats’ ambush in waiting. This letter was the selected bludgeon used to defeat the nominee’s posting to the highest court of the land. The Democratic members of the Judicial Committee sought to coerce out of the “truth of the matter” a narrative of doubt and disbelieve.

As to the incident of attempted rape, the accuser could not remember the date, the place, nor how she got to or returned home from the place where the assault took place. Her four declared witnesses could not corroborate her story. The FBI’s supplemental investigation found no corroboration to the accuser’s accusation. The nominee emphatically denied the allegation. No matter, nothing would or will satisfy the Democrats. They are steadfast in their narrative of doubt and disbelieve. Their inquisition will continue.

The mob of disgruntled, discontented, peeved, and displeased acted out their fiercely perturbed state ofcognition more as a Robespierrian inclination than Jeffersonian. Yelling, screaming, and demanding when executed in unison  with blocking traffic, stopping egress or ingress, is not an effective channel for sympathetic allegiance, persuasion, or tolerance.  

Nonetheless, the mob is persistent. Hillary Clinton pledges that upon a change of political leadership peace, harmony, and gentile mannerism will once again grace the land of the free and the brave. In other words, barbarians of the Hinterland, get rid of Donald Trump and us progressives will enact and endorse civility.

Tolerance and understanding are words with powerful meaning — however the depth and width of my tolerance for progressive values has significantly abated; in proportion my inclination to understand has eroded to the point of indifference.

The only matter of significance is the next election… Republicans must hold on to their majority!





IDEOLOGY TRUMP(S) THE RATIONAL & REASONABLE

30 09 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

The Judiciary Committee is infiltrated by ten committed members of the “resistance.” The “ten” are veteran politicians sworn to uphold (evidently) their version of the Constitution. They are Machiavellian practitioners that could teach Machiavelli a lesson in amoral behavior. The recent attempt at an ad hoc assassination of Judge Kavanaugh is an example of the diametric of what Americans heretofore have considered ethical, just, and fair.

With the attainment of political power as their goal, the Democrats and sympathizers have audaciously — and with lucid transparency — presented (to the American people) their progressive sociopolitical beliefs. For these Democrats the means employed is irrelevant: the relevance is the result. Lie, distort, misdirect, and deceive the aforementioned are pointed descriptive(s)  of the Democrats’ malicious and righteously dysfunctional behavior.

Every Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee is locked into a symbiosis of self-serving intangibles seeking (but not finding) tangible cause. These senators care less for truth, justice, or fairness and more for thwarting the Kavanaugh nomination. Satisfying the outrageous demands of their party’s lefties while pursuing the most endearing of their ambitions: Regaining congressional majority. Rejecting the conventions of the senatorial process, in other words, tradition, precedence, civility, and procedure is cavalierly annulled as petty-minded encumbrances. Resist, delay, circumvent not just this nominee… these Democrats intent to stop any progress that the Trump administration attempts.

The loss of the 2016 election was a slap in the face for progressive ideals, plain and simple. The effect of the loss was bad enough — but to lose to Donald Trump! has damaged the cognitive dexterity and analytical acuity of the liberal progressives and their leftist kin.

Because of Trump’s election victory and the heretofore insanity of the Democratic response, reason and what was understood as reasonable has lost its traditional meaning. In today’s world fruitful dialogue exists only among ideological bedfellows. The country is split as diametrically as it was in 1861. Hopefully, Fort Sumter is not the beginning of the end for America as a “land of laws, not men”.

On so many critical issues the divide is venomous and acute. In the midst of this booming economy, the Democrats are dissatisfied with the fiscal agenda of President Trump. Their entire mission is dislodgement of his presidency by any means possible. They insist on hating and demeaning. It doesn’t matter at all whether the president is right or if his policies are sensible: They oppose. They create chaos and then charge the administration for chaotic tremors.

Judge Kavanaugh suffered the slings and arrows of scurrilous slander because he was appointed by President Trump. The Democrats hate this president so much, the “how” no longer matters; what matters is usurping this president no matter the “how.”





I AM SPARTACUS!

17 09 2018

Authored by William Robert Barber

Was this outburst the early signs of dementia? Did Cory Booker lose his cognitive wellbeing? Was he befuddled and confused by the hecklers or the seriousness of the Senate’s advice and consent responsibilities?

No! It was Senator Booker’s intent to write, perform, and produce a one-act play, utilizing the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing as his theatrical platform. Booker wrote himself in as the heroic protagonist; vowing to risk his office so to assure that the American people realize a look-see into Booker’s idea of what documents are pertinent and essential.

Of course his script did not disclose that prior to his declaration of “I am Spartacus,” the document in question was, as requested, declassified and importantly, Senator Booker knew of its declassification. Withstanding that gauge of motivational insight, in order for a Senator to be vanquished from the Senate, a 2/3 member vote is required. Such an event is unlikely to be taken against Senator Booker or any of his Senatorial brethren. In other words, his risk of banishment from the Senate was as hollow as his Spartacus moment.

The Senator, like so many politicians, when on camera (or on the set) pursues applause. This Senator of the “Purple Chamber” is a 2020 presidential candidate. Therefore the Senator necessitates distinction from the forthcoming herd of Democratic candidates. Hence, “I am Spartacus.”

Cory Booker has all the noticeable compensations: He is good-looking, well educated, and a black American politician who knows how to advantage opportunity. He is young and brave (saved a woman in 2012 in a burning house.) One would think that he has learned the virtue of political patience. Obviously, his hurriedness to reach the office of the presidency has forced a conflation of the throwaway and pointless i.e. “I amSpartacus” line with Patrick Henry’s, “Give me liberty, or give me death.”

Senator Booker however has no worries his reelection is affirmed.

Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation is the issue of concern. And as the recent hearing displayed truth and the factual is openly suppressed in favor of the Democrats’ initiative — withstanding the use of any means scurrilous or extralegal — to delay and eventually defeat his confirmation.

This is the political party that requests congressional dominance in the forthcoming election???