"The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionizing the
instruments of production, and thereby the relations of production, and with
them the whole relations of society. Constant revolutionizing of production ,
uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and
agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. All that is
solid melts into the air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last
compelled to face with sober sense, his real conditions of life, and his
relations with his kind." - Marx and EngelsMarx and Engels
describe our epoch well. The disposed white 50 year old worker votes for Trump
out of desperation. It will do little good. We need a strategy, collectively
and individually, to deal with the constant economic dispossession we all face
in this system.But we have to take a good hard informed look at this
system. Are you up to the task, Mr Boyd? Are we?
let's start with "in the past two months unlawful crossings have
dropped 40 percent." That means that 40% less people tried to enter
through a border crossing illegally. That doesn't mean that
less criminals are crossing the border through illegal crossing routes - it just
means that casual criminals are taking a second look before attempting entry
through a customs station.Stop the spin, even if it's still
popular in the leftist speakeasies - because it is no longer in vogue.
Worf defends Trump citing "No one was concerned about the hundreds of
millions which flowed into the Clinton Foundation, or the hundreds of millions
spent for Hawaiian vacations by our former commander? How many poor people could
have benefited from that?"And yet Worf seems to forget that
Trumps own charity was shuttered because of financial irregularities and the
fact that it wasn't licensed to operate. Nor does Worf mention that Trump
in his first 8 weeks has spent more on his weekend vacations to Florida than did
Obama in a whole year. Nor that Trump has spent every weekend golfing....
Trump flying Air Force One to Florida nearly every weekend to play golf
isn't so bad.Trump is all about saving the government money -
just not at his own expense. Golf every weekend and security duplication in
Florida and Trump Tower.... It's obvious this has nothing to do
with fiscal conservatism, but being anti-something.
@Worf - it's true that Trump inherited a large debt, about 100% of GDP.
Not the highest, not the lowest, much lower than most people's mortgages
(in relation to their income).Trump also committed to paying off the
entire debt in just 8 years, which requires budget surpluses of 2.5 $Trillion a
year, or about 65% of the total budget, and sending hundreds of $Billions a year
to Japan and China, who currently hold significant amounts of US sovereign debt.
(Japan more than China, but that's a different topic).The
Trump budget just submitted doesn't reduce the deficit - at all - but makes
massive cuts to a lot of programs, while giving defense an enormous boost.For example, the State Department will be cut 30%, which might be a big
problem. Rookie Secretary of State Tillerson, a 30 year employee of
Exxon, just handed China a huge diplomatic victory, because he unwittingly
agreed with every position the Chinese have taken in the past 2 decades. Nice
guy, completely unprepared for the meeting. Cutting the State
Department by 30% makes Tillerson's job as a rookie Sec of State a kamikaze
Trump and words...between his bellowing rants of indignation and his whiny
whispers of condescending, he is no wordsmith.
@Bloodhound's response, and this insightful column, are great examples of
how America's two "tribes" view America's identity completely
differently.One tribe views our greatness as being a function of our
being a fundamentally white Christian nation, and any additional immigrants must
conform, or leave. It's OK if they aren't white, or Christian, but
they need to check their culture and language at the door. We're the
greatest nation - period - and diversity isn't welcome here.The
other tribe sees America's greatness is in our ideals, and our willingness
to welcome new immigrants, and let their cultures (and even languages) add to
our mosaic. Immigrants bring their talents, and dreams, and make America even
greater.The two tribes see America very differently, but both agree
America is losing it's identity (as they define it).
Trump will fix poverty like Nazi Germany did.eliminate
foreigners.eliminate illegal workers.eliminate certain religions.eliminate - academia, liberals, and homosexuals.force labor camps.concentration, and re-education.and ultimately, eliminate
undesirables.But hey -he'll make the trains run on time.
Donald Trump did not cause the ills of this country.A national debt
equal to seven hundred dollars for every second of a year.No one was
concerned about the hundreds of millions which flowed into the Clinton
Foundation, or the hundreds of millions spent for Hawaiian vacations by our
former commander? How many poor people could have benefited from that?Crazy!! But some folks are now concerned of a cost for a wall to protect our
citizens?Again! Donald Trump did not cause the national debt, or
It's hard to build a common culture when globalists keep overwhelming the
system with massive immigration from cultures that don't have much in
common. Personally, I'm less bothered by Trump's bellicosity than by
members of the establishment who use political correctness to try and shame
people into hating their own country. If a million lawyers/journalists were
poring across our borders each year and driving down the wages in those
professions a border wall manned by machine gun wielding guard towers would have
been built years ago. No, the globalists have theirs and detest their own
countrymen for wanting higher wages and a common culture and tradition.