Wednesday, July 06, 2022

The Trump MAGA Movement. What is it Really?

The movement known as the MAGA movement is made up of all types of Americans that tend to believe that we have been lied to, manipulated by the mass media and trashed by elites as well as cheated by the left who are secretly and openly Marxist.

This country which has a strong history of condemning Marxism, seems to be caving to it in all manner of ways.  For example, the openly Marxist and anti-capitalist rioters that cover their overwhelmingly white identity with black clad clothing, black masks and black umbrellas, and openly destroy private businesses, attacked a Federal courthouse, and burned down a police station, literally destroyed an Autozone store and spray painted anti-capitalist messages inside before it burned to ground, are not being reported with alarm!

At any other time in our history prior to Trump, all of these things would be an automatic cause for alarm and an FBI investigation and likely undercover infiltration operation.  Yet, you instead have some Democratic House members, like a NY congressman Jerry Nadler, saying that Antifa “does not exist”.   Either they are blind because they live in a mainstream media bubble that underreports and distorts what is actually happening, or they are simply manipulative individuals in power not representing Americans, but rather their partisan special interests and they only care about re-election every two years.

Trump was a very engaged president that used the power of his office to get things done that served the American interests.  He negotiated with the newly elected Marxist-leaning Mexican president to send 25,000 Mexican troops to our Southern border to protect it from being the porous gateway it has always been.  He did it with a threat of tariffs if he didn’t help.  He also arranged a Stay in Mexico policy for asylum seekers to replace the catch and release that has been not only re-implemented by the Biden administration but has been streamlined in such a way to make smuggling illegal immigrants a major US policy.  It cannot be overstated just how efficient this new president has been in securing hotel rooms, bus or airfare, and temporary work permits for millions of illegals that cross our border.  The border police have been reduced to just being processing agents for the illegals to enter the country virtually legally with the blessing the US government.  All laws passed by Congress that outlaws this are just ignored completely.

On the question of Tariffs, the first one implemented by Trump when he took office was on foreign steel being dumped into our country.  His 25% tariffs on steel and his executive order to use only American steel to build the Keystone XL pipeline that he approved immediately upon taking office, likely saved an American industry and the jobs for steelworkers that went with it.

When Ford announced they were moving a factory to Mexico, unlike other presidents before and after him, he publicly called them out.  One thing corporations seem to be afraid of is bad press.  So, they negotiated a settlement to keep about 1000 jobs in the US that were destined to go to Mexico.  Some complained that some people still lost their jobs, but that does not take away from the 1000 well paying union jobs that were saved due to Trump’s intervention.

In Europe, Trump exerted his influence to get the other NATO members to donate more toward their portion of the costs of the military alliance.  He managed to finagle billions more out of some countries than they had contributed in the past.  This directly led to the much stronger response that NATO was able offer when Russia invaded Ukraine.

When Trump brought up to Germany that allowing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to transport Russian natural gas directly from Russia to Europe bypassing Ukraine would lead to more dependence on Russia and therefore Putin, they laughed at his exigencies.  Yet, Trump put sanctions on the pipeline because he had the strength of his convictions. What did Biden do when he took office?  Well, he lifted Trump’s sanctions on Putin’s pipeline.  How did Putin respond?  Well, he saw weakness in the American resolve and invaded Ukraine.  Luckily, a stronger NATO was able to prop up Ukraine’s defenses against the invasion, which is still ongoing.  Trump also had been the president  that reversed Obama’s policy of not sending lethal weapons to Ukraine, so they were able to fend off the first wave of the attack while Biden was offering President Zelensky of Ukraine a ride out of the there.  That’s when he famously responded, I need weapons not a ride.   Far from being Putin’s puppet as he was characterized on CNN and practically everywhere, Trump was rightly a big thorn in the side of Putin that hobbled his ability to do what he wanted. 

At home, with the mass anti-Trump frenzy hyped up by the media, Hollywood elites, the Washington Post and the New York Times, not to mention Bloomberg, Business Insider, Twitter bans against he right, facebook money helping the Democrats and so much more, the 2020 election became the highest vote turnout for a  presidential election in history.  It set records on both sides.  Democrats that would normally not care or vote, were brought into the system.  On the right, Trump got more votes that his first election.  Yet, Biden from his basement campaign managed to get a record number of votes and clinching the election.  In my opinion, uninformed voters that get their news from the networks which never gave Trump and due credit and always spun everything all his actions, verbal or actual in a negative light, brought out the masses that voted for Biden’s win.

Now two years into this Biden administration, the Trump years are looking more and more like the Golden era where we had record low unemployment for all demographic groups, energy independence was achieved, no new wars involving out military; inflation, gas prices, food costs were low and real wages were rising.

The MAGA movement is stronger than ever and Trump’s America First agenda has realigned much of the Republican party much in the same way that Reagan did since his presidency in the 1980s.  Reagan was pro life, pro small government, anti-high taxes, and pro strong military (peace through strength).  His ideals have guided the Republican party ever since.  Now Trump has managed to make a course correction for the Reagan alignment.  He has basically eliminated the Tea Party movement and replaced it with MAGA (Make America Great Again).  People that lived before 2007 had memories of pre smartphone America, where texting and staring at your phone every few minutes for new text messages, tweets, Whatsapp, group chats, emails, facebook posts, Tik Tok videos, Instagram entertainment was not a way of life.  People talked and the phone was just a communication device, not a heart monitor, news feed, attention getter it is today.

So MAGA hearkens back to that time when it seems like life was simpler and therefore maybe more great?  The word Woke only meant something in the morning when you came out of a drowsy state.  Trans movement was not even a thing.  Something called the Trevor project was never heard of.  Boys swimming in girls’ teams and breaking records?  No one would have thought of that as a possibility in this topsy turvy world.  The main thrust of the MAGA movement however did not deal with those things.  The main thrust of the MAGA movement was slowing down or stopping the Walmartization of America.  Stanching the bleed of great American factories and the jobs that go with it, that were moving overseas to China at an incredible rate.  The Rust belt knew this better than anyone and Trump gave them a voice that the Democrats they were voting for election after election had a deaf ear and blind eye toward.  Over 70,000 American factories were transferred to China and they have now become a powerhouse of manufacturing that once was the pride of the American experiment.  All those good jobs that paid so well for generations were being replaced by Walmart jobs where the goods produced in China that were formerly produced here are not sold.  Walmart is virtually a Chinese manufacturing outlet store.  Appliances, North Carolina furniture factories, electronics, everything that was proudly made here was all now being made in China cheaply and sold back to us in every big box store as well as online.

This is likely the reason the Rust belt states suffer more deaths from Fentanyl, another Chinese manufactured import and border issue problem, that is killing 100,000 of our youths annually.  It kills more than twice the number of people that car accidents, our previous largest killer of Americans not related to illness, than any other cause.   Trump expended a lot of federal resources tackling the fentanyl problem.  That focus seems to have fallen by the wayside now and the focus is on streamlining illegal immigration, which also happened to streamline illegal fentanyl into our country.

At this point the cat is out of the bag.  People know that they have been lied to.  Although the people that have it ok and supported Biden and still think that Trump is Putin’s puppet and only listen to CNN, MSNBC and ignore any news source that talk differently, those people will likely blindly keep voting for Democrats.  But many others, including a large swathe of the Hispanic population are realizing that their personal interests more closely aligns with the American First movement, will likely vote for the new Republican ticket, whoever it is represented by, Trump or DeSantis.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Dichotomy of Existence

Science tells us how unbelievably complex life is.  How everything is made up of atoms which cannot be seen.  Held together by mysterious forces unexplainable but measurable on some level.  It tells us of the miracle of the universe, the immensity of the sun, solar system, the Milky Way galaxy, romantically named for the way the stars within this galaxy looks on a clear night away from city lights.  Yes, and how small we are on this tiny orb in space circling the sun, our star, on the edge of the milky way galaxy, made of 100 billion such stars like the sun. Science is now discovering that most stars also have planets circling them just like the sun! And yet this cluster of stars making up our Milky Way galaxy, is but one cluster in a neighborhood of other cluster of stars like this "Milky Way" with one of our nearest neighbors being the whimsically named Andromeda galaxy, our brother or sister galaxy a mere 1,000,000 light years away. A short distance in universe proportions. Since our galaxy is about 100,000 light years from end to end, that makes the Andromeda only 10 lengths away from us.  Short enough for us to yell HELLO! Additionally, science tells us that the universe as we know it today, is expanding and every galaxy is pulling away from every other galaxy.  It tells us how fortunate we are to live in the present epoch, because one day, all the galaxies will eventually be so far away from each other, that every creature in every galaxy will think it is alone in the universe!

But yet, as amazing as all these facts are to the mind, it seems that as humans we really care more about such things as how we look.  How we age.  What we feel.  What others think of us. Raising a family. Making those close to us happy.  It's amazing that we age and our skin shows it.  Because everyone's outer skin replaces itself every 30 days or so, science tells us.  But, somehow those that are over 60 have a leathery aged stretchy look to their skin, while teenagers have a smooth healthful look which they do not fully appreciate until they too age.

My point, is that the science behind our physical  reality is not all  that important, except to appreciate the love, mercy and power behind it to create this universe for us and allow us to believe in it's solidity for as long as it takes to understand the real purpose for our existence.  That is to understand love, humanity, peacefulness within, harmony with our fellow man, shared joy and happiness.  Yes, science, there is a purpose to life and it is not to figure out how the Wizard created the illusion, but to learn to be a better man, woman, person in the eyes of our creator.  Not for its sake, but for our own sake, which is its sake.

The next time you go to Panera, or the post office, a park bench, or are even sitting in a traffic jam, take a step back with your mind, and enjoy the life you are living and know that we are all in the same boat and are all sharing the same existence in our own way.  And for God's sake, smile at each other,  it's not science!

Friday, July 22, 2011



Procrastination is the cause of many a failures.
It means to put off something important for something not so.
It wastes time on Facebook, Netflix, Television and radio.
They all want our attention, our time our precious moments.
Yet you have your own agenda. Things needing to be done.
Things that need to be ended. Things that need to be started.
Jobs that you plan on doing, but haven't taken that first step.
Why? Why? Why? Why procrastination of course.
So much can be done with your life if you just plan it.
Schedule it. Start it. Follow through with it. And Do it!

But, relationships have lasted longer than they should.
Jobs have taken longer than they could have.
Money was not made from a great business plan,
Because the plan was left in your brain.
The plan was not thought through.
The plan was not developed properly.
Why? Why? Why? Why else? Procrastination!

How to organize a disorganized mind?
How to do what you plan to get done?
How to clean your environment and
accept the rewards of accomplishment?
It all could be so easy, so wonderful,
If only you did not cave to the siren call,
The siren call of entertainment of the mind.
The siren call of streaming video,
The siren call of flat panel hi-def!
The siren call of surfing the Internet.
All are but candy for the cerebellum.
Rock and roll for the mindless.
Energy and time wasters for your life.
The life that you are now living.
The life that requires attention.
Yes, that life. The only life you currently are subscribed to.
The life you have to live.

So, detach yourself from the Television
Tear away from the monitor,
Shut down the hard drive
Look around you.
Notice the needs that have been ignored.
Notice the floors, the walls, the driveway,
The shelves full of books.
Notice the many undone things that have fallen into disrepair.

Turn your attention toward those plans you had.
Follow through on the productive tasks
Finish paying the bills, cleaning and organizing your desk.
Cleaning your rooms. Reading those books.

At least attempt to perform the tasks needed
To start that new income stream you thought about.
You know what it is? You're clever. Just start like you did before.
Come back in a year. Let me know what has changed.
If nothing, then procrastination still reigns.

Monday, November 29, 2010

We All Exist Because of God's Love and Mercy

If you ever feel the need to critique someone else's religion or belief system, remember this: everything exists because of God's Love and Mercy. Over billions of years since the creation of the physical universe from God's formless beingness, we have come a long way. The first creatures to walk the earth were giant dinosaurs, whose state of consciousness and self-awareness was primitive compared to ours today. But, it was the correct form of consciousness for newly manifested souls in a harsh world. Over time, a millenia, which is insignificant in the cosmic scheme of things, higher forms of life developed, warm-blooded creatures, mammals, birds. As souls learned to handle the God Power within from which it came, higher life forms developed to coincide with the greater awareness of itself. As far as we know, humans beings are the highest form of life for a soul to manifest.

As you speed down the highway, passing thousands of other cars occupied by humans of all shapes, sizes like ourselves, think about how far we have taken this human form of existence in just the last 100 years. Faster and faster we go. More tight do we make our schedules. Farther do we travel in a single week taking care of out affairs than humans traveled in a complete lifetime just 150 years ago.

Where am I going with this? just a reminder that it matters not what religion you belong to, for we are all cut from the same cloth. It matters not the name given to the source of all power, creation and sustenance, for it all comes from the same source. Mankind's many holy books are but different patches on the same quilt, and like a quilt it takes many different patches to make one blanket. The words used by different religions to convey the real and only truth are all said using the same air that we all breathe. The smile of a muslim child is just as pleasing to experience as the smile of a Christian, a Hindu or Buddhist. What matters more is the purity of it than the religion of the parents.

Everything exists because of God's Love and Mercy.

Sunday, November 14, 2010



It is the currency of the smart-aleck.
The M-O of the witty
and the bane of the humble.
Many assume a superior stance
Using sarcasm as an uppity prance
Only to find there is no one to dance
For sarcasm has pierced its sharp lance
Into the heart of the feeling, the timid and powerful.
Leaving only isolation for the witty,
Loneliness for the smart-aleck
And self-importance for the unfeeling.

So, what is the solution?
Just talk like a person.
Leave the wit to rest.
Be predictable in words
And move up in career,
Improve the homefront,
Find solace in the moment.

For sarcasm is Greek
Based on Sarcazo.
It means to tear flesh.
It's meant to be mean.
Whether said in jest
Or jested in anger.
Its intent is to harm
To maim with its words
Sure you’re just kidding
But not everyone gets it.
Not all are in tune.
It’s not a problem of wavelength
So, learn to be caring
Lord sakes they don’t get it!
While youre slaying them with humor
Your stunting your growth
career ladder is splattered.
Your role as a human, a worker, a man
Is not helped by an attitude
That appeals to the hunter
After its prey
reveling in the kill
Like a matador in a pen
The bull has no escape
Except to strike back.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

It's Just a Pill

It’s just a pill she said
Nothing more, that’s all,
Like iPhone is just a phone
And like Maserrati is just a car.
Understatement unbeknownst
If all is only than none if morely
Heroin is just powder
Like talcum
Weed is just a plant
Like a rose.
Bullets are just lead
Like a pencil, harmless.
And anacin is acid
Acid asperin.
It’s just a pill, that’s all

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wasting Work Time

Right now, I'm wasting time
Spilling my brains on my pad
Spelling, diddling nothing particular
Open you time, take your money.
Give to the man, take it away.
Little bit gets done, not outdone.
My brain is shifting and drifting
Thinking of my bills, not doing what
I'm paid to do. Writing this stuff
Leaving it for later.