"Against the insidious wiles
of foreign influence,
I conjure you to believe me, fellow citizens,
the jealousy of a free people
ought to be constantly awake,
since history and experience
prove that foreign influence
is one of the most baneful foes
of republican government."
one minute the UK is cautioning its LGBT citizens when traveling to the US, and the next, it's welcoming an intervention (re: Brexit)...which is it?
"Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities...Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rival-ship, interests, humor, or caprice?" also George...
and just look at us now...
Look at all the intervention...the meddling...the collusion...the corruption of separation of nations in every sense of the word...
Interject the creation of the United Nations --
to the very latest and greatest creation, feeling more like fraud every day, in the making of a global climate change agreement among friends....wrong...wrong...wrong again.
In all my meddling, my colluding with the world wide web on the subject of "Brexit" -- Nile Gardiner popped up with an all-round scathing rebuke on just the notion of Obama entering the fray.
President Obama has been no friend to Britain. His presidency has overseen the weakening of the Special Relationship, a byproduct of Obama’s general lack of respect for America’s allies. In many respects, Barack Obama has been the most anti-British US president of modern times, siding with Argentina over the Falklands, removing a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office, calling France America’s “strongest ally”, and even snubbing the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.
and goes on to note:
The Obama administration, unlike most British people (and I imagine most Americans, if they were asked) thinks the European Project, the drive to create a European superstate, is a great, noble ideal. It is blind to the reality of economic decline, mounting Islamist terror in the face of colossal intelligence failures, an absence of border controls across much of Europe, and a resurgence of tension and hostility throughout the European continent.
The European Union has become the enemy of economic liberty and self-determination, a monument to the over-centralisation of political power and the suppression of nation states. The EU represents European decline, while Brexit offers hope for renewal and a vision of a resurgent Britain that looks out to the world, and not just across the English Channel.
and all I can say to that is, welcome to my world, Nile.
Key words --
"monument to the over-centralization"...
"enemy of economic liberty and self-determination"...
And isn't it amusing how compatible Nile's arguments work in equal portion alongside the global climate change agreement among nations. But wait! UN scientists claimed there is merely eight years left to get a handle on this thing called global warming -- dire and vewy vewy serious consequences await us! That would be the "consensus" of "scientists" circa 2007! Oh my gosh!
How can anyone on the LEFT side of this global climate change collusion, all for the express purpose of gaining political power with redistribution of wealth liberties, keep a straight face? This is so bloody absurd.
From a totally different time and place (1923), it was Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh giving the American people this observation:
"Take for example our entry into the World War [in 1917]. We did not think. We elected a president for a second term because he said he "kept us out of war" in his first term. We proved by a large vote that we did not want to go to war, but no sooner was the president re-elected than the propaganda started to put us to war. Then we became hysterical, as people always have done in war, and we believed everything bad against our enemy and believed only good of our allies and ourselves. As a matter of fact all the leaders were bad, vicious. They lost their reason and the people followed....
The one compelling duty of America is to put its own house in shape, and to stand upon an economic system that will make its natural resources available to the intelligence, industry and use of the people. When we do that the way to the world redemption from the folly of present chaos will stand out in our country so clearly, honestly and usefully that we shall be copied wherever peoples do their own thinking." [pp. 275-276, The 5000 Year Leap, reprint The Economic Pinch, Charles A. Lindbergh Sr.]
"All the leaders were bad," he said.
Dare we add that this "leader affect" is the cause -- oh the intoxication of power; it's a pollutant, greater and more toxic than co2! Like climate change, collusion collisions come and go, carrying the weight of the world...
And then this mighty element of propaganda hit me like a cloud of dust, overwhelming my every capacity to see straight.
A man (or woman!) of honor in the realm of politics is so hard to find.
I am troubled by the Trump affect, and just how this anything but simple man will perform on the world stage...
and came across this....in the Washington Post: Trump will win in a landslide...
Trump is capitalizing on the irrational-ness of humanity, letting emotion lead us; in that realm, rational mind doesn't stand a chance -- and facts don't matter. Yadi yadi yada ....at least, so says Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert.
Here's a thought from Adams, as in Scott:
"Identity is always the strongest level of persuasion. The only way to beat it is with dirty tricks or a stronger identity play. … [And] Trump is well on his way to owning the identities of American, Alpha Males, and Women Who Like Alpha Males. Clinton is well on her way to owning the identities of angry women, beta males, immigrants, and disenfranchised minorities.
“If this were poker, which hand looks stronger to you for a national election?”
Calling all earthlings -- Brixet, Global Climate Change, Presidential campaign 2016 -- they have in common all things hysterical, one way or another, and its the propaganda machine that comes out on top as leader of the free world.
Oh my fellow citizens -- the jealousy of a free people
ought to be constantly awake
In modern terms, it's just a day to be so jelly and revel in it, live by it, and if need be, die for it.
Make it a Good Day, G