THE ELECTION BEFORE US

16 10 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

In the year 1781, adjoining Yorktown, Virginia British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington while tradition recalls the British band playing an English ballad, “The World Turned Upside Down”. This American military victory was unbelievable.

The election of 2016 is a shining reflection of wanderings amiss, another unbelievable: Two wholly unqualified candidates are the electorates’ choice. In this election, innuendos, rumors, and factoids have suppressed the normalities of voter concerns, policies, and issues. The only pertinent question is: which one of the two nominees is the worst?

Long ago, American individualism was forsaken for the opaque assurance of personal security. The prevalent idea that government knows best has prompted a domestic policy wherein amoral secularism has inspired a predisposition to further — no matter the empirical evidence to the contrary — the outright dismissal of competitive ideals. Liberal progressivism has engulfed and is chocking the vitality out of the credo of American exceptionalism.  Congress and the Constitution: Be damned! Progressive leadership favors depositing American foreign policy decisions to the feckless United Nations; multilateralism and the internationalism of European socialism is their ultimate goal.

In today’s complex of technological options the means and power to influence thought is mighty. The media, all types and varieties, have extraordinary power over voter behavior. In this election cycle a lie, a purposeful misdirection, a circumvention of the truth in the interest of conflation or befuddlement has been lethally weaponized. 

An overwhelming amount of television and news print media has taken as a mission of consequence the political defeat of Donald Trump. They equate Trump as a bête noire, a person that is irredeemably a hundred times as dangerous as Nixon.

As a standalone Trump is contestably far from the average presidential hopeful. However, compare the two: Trump’s faux claims, his past disgusting unsolicited sensual advances toward women, his inability to disguise his narcissism, and his instinctual self-destructive behavior versus Hillary Clinton’s unabashed persistence of lying directly to the American people, her decisions regarding Russian engagement, the Iranian deal, her disastrous approach to Libya coupled with her unforgivably incorrigible acts and non-acts regarding Benghazi. Trump is no prize — but his actions never killed people! Hillary, in concert with President Obama, is directly responsible for the deaths of thousands.

Hillary is an ideologically dedicated progressive who will undermine this nation’s constitution. Donald is not Hillary… and the world has turned upside down; given the choice before me I will vote for Donald.

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THE FAT LADY IS ABOUT TO SING

5 10 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

The end is just a few days away. The unbelievable will once again trounce the tangibly sound and reasonable. The culmination of progressive rule that started in the 1900’s is at its summation. Seemingly, despite the evidentiary economic failures suffered during the last 8 years of Democratic rule, the run amok of violence within the liberal progressive controlled cities, a foreign policy that invokes the killing of thousands, a Middle East locked in a cage fight over religious intolerance, a naïve Secretary of State begging Russia to please not make Syrian matters worse, and an Iranian agreement so vividly silly our enemy is belly-laughing all the way to the bank. Despite all of these clear and present dangers and yet, the Republicans cannot field a sure-to-win candidate.

Not wanting to pick on Mr. Trump — again and then again… However, why in the hell can’t he stay on message? What is wrong with this guy? Everything noble and constitutional is at stake and all he can babble about is the nonsensical and profane.

Yes, I’m assured by those who know just about everything that there is a good chance to hold on to the House and Senate. Of course I am suspect of these harbingers of political foresight. And the media, aside from their reporting through the permeation of a definitive progressive schism, they stir, focus, and create maelstroms of civil discontent. They are as if robotic provocateurs automated to exploit the dents in the target’s amour. They highlight the bane, newscast violence 24/7 thereby incite vexation and confusion while assuring their viewers that such videos complete with comments are news worthy, even the definition of journalism.

Citizens, voters, the populous are now addicted to the electoral carnival. These voyeurs’ sensory apertures are feed televised sports, lottery tickets, drugs, liquor, and a government that gives them stuff.

The central protagonists in this seasonal melodrama are Hillary and Donald. The Hillary drama is produced by those of serious statist beliefs. Directed by the licensed elitist and managed by a supporting cast of special interests, Hillary’s entourage is dedicated to progressive ideals, cutthroat in demeanor, and wholly lethal.

 Donald, soon to be known as the unelectable, has a cadre of heretofore stymied conservative intelligentsia; nonetheless, if the sky parted and Hillary committed an offensive that even the Obama administration could not find an end around, President Donald would spend his four years in office striving to nullify his penchant for self-destruction.

The truth is: Sadly, Donald Trump is America’s only champion. Hillary’s win in this election would be a catastrophe.