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Showing posts with label Danger. Show all posts

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Emergency, Danger America…Danger! - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
02.16.2019

Emergency
          Danger America…Danger!

Never mind, there is no danger, even in his speech from the Rose Garden yesterday Donald Trump could not keep the rationale for his declaration of a national emergency straight.

“There is a crisis at the border!” Followed by, “I didn’t need to do this right now.”

There is no crisis at the border, with the exception of the humanitarian crisis caused by the inhuman policies of the T-Rump’s administration.

Don’t panic, not over that. That does not mean you should not worry. The republicans in congress are enabling this mad-man, giving up every pretention that they have any core beliefs at all. They are allowing him to take the country over the cliff, and the American way is in tatters.

Even my father, who served twenty-two years in the military, Marine Corps and Airforce combined, and followed that up with a second career as a federal law enforcement officer, even he makes excuses for T-Rump, demands that people should respect him, simply because he is “Our President,” he does this with no shame even as T-Rump operates his criminal regime out of the house, demonstrating that he prefers the intelligence assessment of Vladimir Putin over our own institutions, on a host of issues pertaining to national security and our alliances. He gives that orange monster a pass while watches the man attack and undermines the institutions like NATO that have kept the world safe and which my father spent his entire life serving.

It is mystifying, and an example of how disgraceful rank partisanship can be.

How is it that roughly one third of country cannot tell that they are being lied to, they cannot tell, and the guy lying to them doesn’t even try to hide it, he just lies, and lies so profusely, that it all comes off like a bad joke.

Wake America, abandon this guy. It is time to put an end to this foolishness. What we are dealing with in Donald Trump, the challenges that his administration is putting the country through, it is not game.

It might feel like a game when you are having a friendly argument with your pals and your family members; issue a couple of witticisms, tell a couple of jokes, maybe you think you have scored a point or to if you successfully argue someone down.

But this is not a game, it is the American way of life that is on the line. It’s our constitutional republic, democracy itself that is at stake. We cannot allow the chief executive to usurp the authority of congress, to ignore the demands of the courts, to profit from his business dealings with foreign governments, and to sleep with the enemy.

Donald Trump is a traitor, he is an agent of the former head of the KGB. This is not a game, it is not a joke or some kind of weird comedy, it’s a tragedy, and there are lives hanging in the balance.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Helpless

Dangerous waters
The turbulence of living
With no shore in sight

Tossed in the moonlight
The cold dark sea, beneath me
Falling in the trough

I am alien
Even the sea rejects me
Clinging to the raft

My divided heart
Its beating, pounding rhythm
Pump the ocean’s swell

Dangerous waters
The turbulence of living
In the cutting wind

Broken by the sun
Captive to a mystery

Lost in a mirage

Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Seventh Week of Trump – Nuclear Arms



Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
12.24.2016
“Let it be an arms race…”
“We will out match them…”
“We will out last them…”
“We need to expand our nuclear arsenal.”
These are just a few of things that President Elect Donald Trump, the T-Rump, tweeted this week.”
T-Rump’s spokespeople tried to walk back the comments; they tried to re-contextualize, wanting to put out the message that T-Rump only wants to protect us…make us stronger…defend us from rogue regimes. T-Rump was not having it, “let it be an arms race.”
The United States of America has the largest most advanced nuclear arsenal in the world. We have enough nuclear arms to obliterate the entire planet, ending civilization as we know, rendering the world virtually uninhabitable for decades, or centuries, virtually guaranteeing that whatever strand of human beings survived would no longer be homo sapient sapient. Those possible future descendants of ours would not be human; they would be mutated, changed.
The United States of America has that destructive power.
The United States of America is the only nuclear power to have ever used a nuclear weapon, not once but twice, when we bombed Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, in Japan, to force an end to World War II.
The United States of America has the largest and most technologically sophisticated military in the world. The nearest contender to that claim, Russia, has one, count it one aircraft carrier in its fleet, a fifty year old diesel burning ship that requires a tug boat to pull it around.
Military power cannot solve conflicts. Resolving conflicts requires diplomacy. Diplomacy is different that deal making in the financial sector. Even the most powerful military in the history of the world does not have the power to invade and occupy a nation, force its people into submission, and impose law and order, if the a small percentage of the people are determined to resist. Military power, such as we have in the United States, has one purpose and one purpose only, to serve the diplomatic ends of the people.
Expanding our nuclear arsenal, engaging in an arms race, that puts the people of the united states in more danger not less. Our own nuclear arsenal presents a constant danger to the people and communities within which those arms are stored.
Constructing more nuclear arms only increases the amount of nuclear materials exposed to the risk of being sold on the black market, potentially falling into the hands of “non-state” actors, who would use those weapons against us, or our allies, even against their own people if they had them.
If the United States begins to construct more weapons, we lose the moral authority to tell other nations not to build more of their own, or seek the technology to build more of their own.
Donald Trump is a threat to the Republic.