China, Mexico, Tariffs

China, Mexico Trade/Immigration Issue

The contesting between nation-states started with President Nixon’s 1972 accède into The People’s Republic of China. With ultimate superiority in every sector worth measuring, arrogant American hubris disabled the sensibility of farsighted analysis. Antithetical to all anticipatory possibilities; rejecting the most palpable of projection; the United States unwittingly (i.e., Mr. Magoo) marched into the dragon’s mouth.

As if cuddling an innocent on the first day of kindergarten U.S. leadership allowed China favorite nation status while ignoring a progressively disturbing behavior that did not fit the reassuring narrative of post-Nixon administrations. Harvard, Yale, Princeton graduates, the elite of America’s governing intelligentsia, the cognoscenti of America’s intellectual blue blood(s), they could not reckon or contrive that China would develop into a strategic threat to American interest. These are the same genesis that gave a thirty-year pass to North Korea while this gangster nation created and perfected deliverable nuclear weapons.

President Trump, will not tolerate, compromise, or concede America’s most powerful position in the world for the fanciful lure of globalism nor back away from confrontation no matter the source, variety, or need for unilateral action.

The United States is at risk of domination by China because of credulous, unwarranted hopefulness, the denying of the obvious, and the belief of a self-induced myth turned factoid: that a communist totalitarian government could evolve into a pluralistic society.

Americans, ignoring the strategic threat, are habituated, despite the detrimental consequences of dependence, with vital offshoring manufacturing housed in The People’s Republic of China.  Principally; the United States has willfully financed Mao Zedong’s “great leap forward” and aided in this Asian country’s global dominance.

From a military and mercantile perspective, China is a strategic nemesis to American sovereignty. Tariffs should result in altering the buying of Chinese goods to competitors, and prompt investment into the U.S. Made products. The United States should not allow a trade policy to develop into dependence on essential products; pay  the piper and buy ‘Made in America.’

Regarding Mexico:

Post-1910, Mexico requires its citizens to migrate to the USA because of Mexico’s perpetuation of governing incompetence and corrupt proclivities. The United States indirectly services Mexico’s governing incompetence by purchasing illicit drugs and therefore enriching the criminals that support Mexico’s corruption issues.

Immigration to the U.S. is a business that exports to Mexico multi-millions of cash. The hundreds of thousands of Central American migration has created an immigration crisis; resulting in an unsatisfactory expectation for the immigrates and a nightmare for the border control services.

Caught up in nonsense Congress is ineffectual; the House of Representatives hindered by its self-induced incompetence will not act.

Trump, striving to motivate Mexico to stop the flow of thousands by enforcing their immigration laws, therefore, aiding the USA’s migration issues; has decided to inflict tariffs on Mexican goods entering the U.S. It is a graduated tariff starting at 5% ceasing at 25%. Within this country, there is resistance to the president’s solution.

We Americans are paying billions across this nation to stem where possible and support those immigrants who are already here. Respectively, there is bitching that the imposed tariffs will cause the possibility of consumers spending more on Mexican products. What!


The Beat Goes On

Reelection, the requirement for status retention, is the elixir that prompts a politician’s intended; therefore, a politician’s motivation, respective of party affiliation, as with any governing body, requires a resilient measure of askance. Nonetheless, instead of skepticism viewers trust their individual ideological inclinations; the receptor of information inclines to accept the persuader or persuasion separate of empirical evidence to the contrary.

Television is the virtual reality show equivalent of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. The funding source of today’s televised Globe Theater, however, has nothing to do with a gate fee or ticket sales. And everything to do with the number of watching eyeballs. The 24/7 time frame coverage dictates a constancy of newsworthy events. The relentless competition encourages networks to free themselves from the hum-drum of traditional reporting to creating the news.

The attraction to the bright shining light of sensationalism has replaced the journalistic obligatory for truth-telling. Advertisers demand eyeballs the truth of the particular is an aside.

The story of the moment: Today’s televised melodrama produced and directed by Speaker Pelosi, with a highly vocal supporting cast such as Chairpersons Nadler, Neal, Cummings, and Waters has advantaged their media brethren indistinguishable political sympathies to advocate the Democratic Party’s political objectives.

Theatrically as if auditioning for a position as a CNN host or pundit, the Pelosi attention seeking supporting cast, scurrilously thrash President Trump, his family, and members of his administration. At the cost of thwarting or deferring the nation’s business, Democrats have scuttled the pretense of legislating in favor of investigations which include scripted rants, and purposeful histrionic theatrics. Antics and accusations aside, presidential office seekers passionately flutter the socialist-progressive ensign. They fly their ensign while striving to distinguish themselves from the two score or more competitors for the 2020 presidential election.

However, (from a conservative perspective) every offer of striving to differ is politically or economically more extreme and radical, then what might be labeled the elector’s ideological center.  I assume this movement to the political left of center is purposeful and establishes the talking points for the 2020 election.

The sharp dissimilarity of vision and political determinations in an election forces the voter to make a definitive choice and such is a requirement for 2020 presidential decision. Of course, if the Democrats fail, the investigations will continue.

No Need To Justify The Means

Management was pleased with the bashing Trump narrative. For the liberal progressive leaning distributors of the newsworthy, the storyline was fiscally lucrative, politically potent and it usefully injured President Trump’s election integrity and supported the Democratic Party’s resistance insistence. Pundits and program hosts, the show’s talent, were elevated to a celebrity lifestyle status, their comings and goings interest rivaled MGM’s golden age. Until one afternoon, Henny-penny, the advertising consultant of television media, while diligently forecasting next quarter’s revenue Attorney General Barr reported: No collusion, No obstruction.

Suddenly, as the result of Foxy-woxy’s Mueller report, parts of the sky fell and landed squarely on the integrity of past reporting. Henny-penny had a grand mal. Befuddlement ensued. “Now, what?” cries out the media consultant? “Trump is not a Russian agent. The consultant whines and moans, “neither he nor any member of his entourage colluded with Putin. ‘Hair on fire,’ Trump is not a traitor. There goes our golden goose of a narrative.”

Not to be deterred, Ivy schooled management contemplated, they tossed and turned, consulted and queried; finally, with the help of in-house novelists and practitioners of the black arts (attorneys), using the House of Representatives investigative powers they decided to attack the messenger.

Media management presented a newly designed supplemental to the original narrative — a very creative factoid. The factoid enunciated DOJ’s actions as extralegal prerogatives. Consequently, America’s democracy is now on the brink of disablement; therefore, the nation is in the midst of a constitutional crisis.

For public theatrics, a ruse to satisfy the Democratic Party’s leftist inclinations, the judiciary committee utilizing congressional oversight as the means demands that Attorney General Barr conveys to his committee the statutorily prohibited grand jury evidence.  This demand of the judiciary committee chairman is a meritless theatrical ruse. No judge in the land will order Barr to satisfy the subpoena and therefore, violate the law.

For the Democrats, the how-to and what form to facilitate Trump’s demise is elusive and runs in sync with not accepting the results of the 2016 election. The Donkey is frustrated and desperate. Democratic leadership cares little of the means as long as a result ends the Trump presidency. This open-ended amoral approach to solving their “Trump” problem is behaviorally dysfunctional. Nonetheless, the liberal progressives are intoxicated. Sober judgment suspended. Revenge and disrespect run concurrently with a blood lust for Trump and family that requires no particular cause for their display of hatred.

The election of 2020 is the end all until one day after the victor is declared. Today’s political contesting mimics the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 wherein the possible outlasted the arguments for the ideal. The nation is engaged in a hotly contested ideological divide; unless the Martians finally invade I do not see a resolution. At least, so far, there are no firefights in the streets.

Peace a Self-Serving Illusion

Roman General ‎Publius Flavius Vegetius wrote in his book, “Epitoma Rei Militaris,” Si Vis Pacem, Parabellum, “If you want peace, prepare for war.” The General wrote another remembrance, “Igitur qui desiderat Pacem, praeparet bellum.” In English: “they, therefore, who wish for peace, prepare for war.”

Russia’s Putin is a belligerent antagonist, playing, unhindered, a dealt poker game of stud. He has two cards up showing an Ace and a King as he pushes his bet forward. The man has calculated his strategic exposure founded on the premise that  NATO is reluctant, indecisive, and uncertain. His risk, therefore, is tactically nominal. The USA fearful of losing Allied support and lacking the necessary will to act holsters the advantage of confrontation in favor of hesitation. Such is the perfect example of the cat climbing the tree while the dog is limited to loudly barking.

The Ace in metaphoric terms is nuclear weapons; the King, NATO’s lack of clear-eyed decisive leadership.

The American government covets idealism and hopefulness to the extreme of naiveté. We will not recognize that the dark side of human behavior is a remorseless constant. Consequently, America though willing to shed the blood of its armed forces and spend its treasure; is unwilling to accept the blunt reality that the global strategy of the heretofore playground-like pushing and shoving accomplishes nothing.

Putin’s cadre of the few is a methodically dangerous purposefully amoral and tenaciously driven kleptocracy. There is no hidden agenda; the Russians of the Putin era are gangsters in gangsters clothing. The thugs feed off of weakness. The antidote to Russian’s Putin is blunt force trauma.

America refuses to accept the role of the world’s policemen while behaving, in every way measurable, as the world’s policemen.

Since the discovery of fire humankind has, for a cause or no cause, with “malice of aforethought” been killing fellow humans, the invention of the wheel increased the amount of violence. Peace is not a noble ideal. Peace is a myth.

Pay The Piper


Did President Obama’s influence undermine the lawfulness and operating integrity of its administration so to favor Clinton’s 2016 election bid? Did President Obama knowingly turn a blind eye to Clinton’s illegal transgressions? Did veteran FBI investigative leadership implement biased discretion as ordered by Attorney General Loretta Lynch?

The response, yes.

The politically inclined wanton influence of the Obama administration desperately tried to initiate the beginnings of a coup d’état. Wherein leadership within the FBI, DNI, and the CIA purposefully acted unlawfully to topple a duly elected President.

Pissed, bewildered, and confused by Trump’s election Obama and his duly appointed went bongos. Suffering from election induced PTSD, FBI leadership, Brennen, and Clapper with the aid assist of Clintonites and the progressively inclined barking media decided to correct the mistake of the electorate.

The Mueller investigation was the “sure thing.” The finality of the Trump presidency. Pundit followed by pundit took their turn, heaping scurrilous accusation upon unfounded speculation, the political left assured of Trump’s demise could not stop its ad hoc prosecution.

However, this illicitly executed and the extralegally contrived scheme was doomed to discovery and subsequent prosecution. The perpetrators of anti-Trump rhetoric were the elected, the appointed, staffed, and President Obama; they will “pay the piper.”

The Meaning of Fair

The Meaning of Fair-In The Day-To-Day Drama of Contesting

The word fair as in just, fair-minded, or impartial, evokes positive thoughts and the predictive of an agreeable consequence. Society is partial to the process of fair. However, what’s fair is subject to a multitude of caveats, statutory regulations, and societal/cultural constraints; as a consequence, the decision and result of what’s fair, in meaningful terms, is calculated. For that reason, in the hard knuckle sweat and grind of daily life, the concept of fair is more a noble ideal than an actual.

The broadcasting companies CNN and MSNBC (after Trump’s inauguration) were messaging a public relations narrative to ensure a Republican did not triumph in the mid-term election. To attain a Democratic majority in the House, and of course, positioning a liberal progressive electoral victory in 2020. The founding emphasis of these broadcasters’ story was that President Trump was in cahoots with Russia’s Putin to win the 2016 election.

It, therefore, followed that progressive dogmatist in concert with a willing media suggested the impeachment of President Trump. CNN and MSNBC producers, regardless of blatant political bias, sensing a political slam dunk, gamed the network’s content to endorse the Democratic Party’s policies and issue perspective.

What’s fair has little to no impact on the day-to-day battle within the judicial system or the in-plain-view contesting of ideas.

Politicians and talking heads use the word fair as often as they evoke American values as the standard of what’s moral and ethical. However, as committed contrarians and self-serving opportunist, they all understand and practice the Machiavellian approach to truth, justice, and the American way. In essence, they all speak in the idiom of scattered deceptive wherewithal purposed to suspend, misdirect, or temporarily if not permanently set aside the truth of the matter.

We, the people, recognize these lies. However, we are inclined to accept (the lies) as artful articulation. That is as long as the lies track the ideology of one’s political tribe: and the beat goes on.

The facts, the truth, and the result

The earth is round. Rainwater is wet. The sun will rise and set. These are indisputable facts. These examples of fact are accurate and represent, in today’s politically charged environment, the extent of universal agreement.

This nation’s intellectually enlightened leaders benefited from the very best education America had to offer. Many of these exceptional graduated top of their class and proceed onto attain unique even inimitable experience in government, academia, and business.

One could rationally believe that persons of such cognitive power utilizing rational deduction, logic, and innately induced sensibility, would once the subject is investigated and prudently researched deduce and therefore agree on the discovered empirical facts-of-the-matter.

Well no, these leaders that manage our government cannot agree on much of anything of consequence; actually, their disagreement is an everyday palpable reality; indeed, within the governing elected and appointed the clash of the inconsequential is copiously banal

The outstanding question is why? What is it that provokes the highly educated, the likely prominent intelligence quotient, to diverge, differ, and conjure conflicting opinions.

The answer is multi-purposeful. There exist a never-ending battle between the resolute and the decisive, the authoritative and the strong-minded, contrarians and the willful, the idealistic true-believers and the faithful political party loyalist, all high achievers, most possess stringent its all about me personalities. Wherein the interest of the nation can not be converse to the benefit of their political ambition or party dogma.

Congress and the States have passed hundreds of thousands of ambiguities identified as laws. When required, despite the abstruseness, a biased bureaucracy implements, and a judicial system interprets the meaningfulness of these legislative affirmations. The citizen so to comply judiciously relies on attorneys, CPA’s, and licensed experts to guide through the morass of legal obligations.

All of the after-mentioned influence the media. A business as interested in reporting the news as producing a story. To a noticeable, the press is as a novelist. They (the media) should preempt every newscast with the announcement: “based on a possibly true event.”

In essence, the enlighten governing leadership are inclined to endorse precedence then to challenge the established. That is until President Donald Trump rode into town. Now the inclination, even from the president’s political party, is to resist. Do not allow Trump a political victory. And, whenever possible embarrass, deplore, misdirect, and denigrate.

Seemingly, it is political affiliation and ideology that determines the decisions of our governing leaders. So pick a side and enter the fray.