Tag: Politics

The American Republic is Dead

The American Republic is probably dead. This prognosis comes from the understanding that we are often doomed to repeat the mistakes of history. If you look at the parallels of recent American events with events in Rome around the time of Julius Caesar and following the similarities are stunning. If the Democrats succeeded in ousting President Trump, 2021 could even turn out to be the American year of the four emperors similar to Rome’s in 69AD. (Note 1)

American politics are no longer about electing selfless men and women dedicated to doing the people’s work for the common welfare. It has devolved into a civil war between wealthy, powerful, political dynasties for supremacy. It’s a war between the houses of Bush, Clinton, Obama, Biden, and the upstarts, who must be crushed at any cost, the Trumps.

Consider these similarities with Rome.

In 49BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with his legions in violation of Roman law and tradition. In 2021, President Trump supposedly incited his supporters to storm the US Capital to influence Congress’s Presidential election certification. The difference here is that Caesar acted deliberately. The accusation against Trump is pure political theater.

The American Republic is probably dead.

In 44BC, a group of Roman Senators stabbed Julius Caesar to death at a Senate meeting. In 2021, Nancy Pelosi and the US House rushed to impeach President Trump for the second time, supposedly for starting, what they called, an insurrection. The impeachment is a symbolic assassination. It is probably fortunate that the President didn’t visit the Capital. More than a handful of Congressional Democrats and a few Republicans are willing to wield a shiv in defense of their power. Et tu, Liz Cheney.

In Rome, populism was power. Emperors and rival factions vied for the support of the masses with give-aways, usually bread and entertainment. In 2021, the give-away is coming in the form of multi-trillion dollar “Covid relief” packages, forgiven student loans, and guaranteed incomes. The American norm now is to bribe voters with their own money.

Just as civil wars and conflict raged between the Julii, the Scipii, and the Brutii in Rome’s days, there is a dynastic battle brewing for the American Republic’s control. The Trump Dynasty has been beaten back for now, but it is the strongest in potential direct family succession. It is also the biggest threat to the status quo and power of the other dynasties.

A corrupt dotard heads House Biden with a drug-addled reprobate for an heir. House Biden is an offshoot of the Clinton Dynasty. Sort of like when Don Corleone allowed Clemenza and Tessio to start their own families. Kamala Harris is the adopted heir, but this dynasty effectively ends with Joe.

House Clinton is a two-headed monster. It features a former President with a reputation for sexual harassment and assault and a bitter, power grubbing former Secretary of State who has never come to terms with losing to Donald Trump in 2016. With Hillary’s loss and Chelsea the Dull for an heir, this family is left with using surrogates to maintain its influence.

House Bush had a good run and may do so again. Their hopes were dashed when George IIs brother Jeb turned out to be a nonentity in the 2016 Republican primary races. Bush family roots run deep, and they have many relatives, allies, and surrogates, so don’t count them out. One wonders if the Bush camp did not orchestrate the unrelenting attacks on House Trump to keep control of the GOP.

Finally, you have the House Obama. It may not even be a thing. It has minimal potential for dynastic control. Obama was a weak, poor leader whose legacy was systematically dismantled by the Trump administration. He was more of a place holder for Hillary of the House Clinton, then the founder of a new dynasty.

Those are the contestants. Regular Americans should stay out of it and let the rich and powerful fight it out and hopefully destroy each other. Instead of backing these pampered, privileged clowns, Americans should start looking for leaders who are courageous enough to keep the collateral damage from these dynastic wars from spilling over and destroying the country.

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Note 1 — In 69 AD Rome had four emperors — Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian. If the Democrats succeeding in removing Trump before the inauguration, 2021 would have been Trump, Pense, Biden, and potentially Harris, given Biden’s physical and mental health.

Joe Biden is a Plot Goldmine–Followup

A week or so ago, I wrote this blog post entitled, “Joe Biden is a Plot Goldmine”. The piece discusses using current events a fodder for creating plots for novels and stories. One of the examples I use the continuing saga of the Biden family. I proposed what I think are three good plot lines that could be developed from the sordid story of Hunter Biden and his father, Joe. Seems I wasn’t the only one thinking along these lines.

…2020 is the year of reality being stranger than fiction.

This Daily Mail story, about Hunter Biden’s laptop revelations, “National security nightmare of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop…”, notes that Hunter himself speculated on using his story for pitches he could make for movies based on his antics.

It sort of drives home the point that real life is an excellent source for fictional material. It is also one more indicator that 2020 is the year of reality being stranger than fiction.

The Debate, Fact Checkers, and Election Predictions

Debate
Trump won. All he had to do was look Presidential to reassure anyone still sitting on the fence, and he did that. The muted microphone rule seems to have worked in his favor. It corralled his usual New York aggressive style, and voters could hear and watch Joe Biden. The resulting optics were good for the President and bad for Biden, who started running out of steam, and memorized talking points, by the end of the debate. CNN claims that President Trump didn’t score any election changing moments, but I think there were two. Biden said that he wanted to get rid of the oil and gas industry, a message that is not going to play well in a key oil-producing battleground state like Pennsylvania. Biden also denied taking money from any foreign governments. That statement could backfire on him at any moment between now and the election depending on what they scrape off of Hunter’s laptop from hell.

Fact Checkers
What do you call a group of fact-checkers? A deceit of fact-checkers, or a scam of them? I’ll go with–a scam of fact-checkers, including Snopes and PolitiFact, are claiming that President Trump was wrong when he said that Joe Biden has pledged to end fracking. The truth is that Biden is on tape saying he would end fracking, and fracking would certainly end if he followed through on the pledge he made in the debate to end the oil and gas industry.

We don’t need the cognitive Gestapo to correct our “errors” with their sanctimonious propaganda.

Can we end fact-checkers? We don’t need the cognitive Gestapo to correct our “errors” with their sanctimonious propaganda. Public discourse is, by nature, self-correcting. It is the collision of ideas to see which emerges intact.

Besides that, fact-checkers are often wrong. I know because I get fact-checked a lot on FB, and in every instance, their “helpful” information has missed the point of whatever it was I posted, or it blatantly misrepresented it.

Election Predictions
My prediction is that President Trump will win in a landslide with over 300 electoral votes. It is likely that Biden will do a Jimmy Carter and will concede the election before polls close on the West Coast.

One of the consequences of this is that there are going to a lot of high profile Democrats buying property in countries with which the US has no extradition treaties. The Democrats have held off the consequences of their nefarious acts in the 2016 election for four years. They know they will not be able to do it much longer.

Have a great weekend.

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