If there’s one thing that can be said about the current occupant of the Oval Office, it’s that he loves himself like no one else. Who else would allow pictures, like the ones that were splashed all over the “fair and balanced” network, to get out to the public? We see a man, so in love with himself that he smiles and makes foolish faces, along with using a “selfie stick” to take pictures of himself.
Now I grant you that most of us, when we’re alone in a bathroom, probably make a face or two, maybe while we’re shaving or combing our hair…but nothing like this buffoon!
This man (and I use that word very loosely) is the epitome of a petulant 5 year-old child who, if he doesn’t get his way, wants to go home and take his stuff with him. Because he’s never participated in anything in the way of The American Experience he falls back on the teachings of his mentors…a few people that were Communists, Socialists, anti-colonialists and, probably anti-Semites. He sat in a church for 20 years, listening to a virulent preacher and then claimed he never heard any of that. What crap!
The man in the mirror, as the rest of us have experienced, can lie to everyone but himself. When you are alone and you look in the mirror, you see someone that you, and you alone, know intimately…every thought you’ve ever thought, every action you’ve ever taken, it’s all there and you see it. You can regret, you can take pride, in what you’ve done or thought…but you cannot undo what’s been done.
If money could solve the world’s ills, and we’ve thrown billions upon billions at the problems, they would have been solved…but it doesn’t. Sometimes it just takes the careful planning and execution of that plan before money is thrown at the trouble, and that works…sometimes.
A good example of a plan that hasn’t worked is the War On Poverty. Brought to life by then-President Lyndon Johnson, billions have been poured into that program and, if money could cure it, it would be cured…but we still have poverty in this country and more people on the dole from the federal government. There are people, like me, who believe that was the ultimate goal from the start…to make as many people dependent on the government as possible so they are controlled by the politicians they support. Americans seem to have not just a short memory, but they are becoming increasingly dumb, by design…of course, that’s just my opinion and I could be wrong, but I don’t think I am.
You want another example of billions of dollars down the toilet? The federal government has spent quite a few bucks in the War On Drugs, and where has that gotten them? Marijuana, as an example, is against the law according to the Feds…but you can buy, raise, and sell it in several states. Where’s the logic in that? Medical professionals, and that’s not all of them, say that pot is a gateway drug, leading to wanting to get a stronger high, and so the buyers look for something else, and that something else, more often than not, turns out to be cocaine. Cocaine is a major source of revenue in several countries, and they consider the US a major market for it, and it’s very profitable, which is why they take such risks to bring it in.
Uncle Sam cannot be the world’s policeman, like he used to be. Cuts in defense spending have made the United States weak. A two-ocean Navy is out of the question, as is a standing Army big enough and smart enough to repel any potential invaders…and there are some that are seriously considering just that plan.
Reports from “anonymous sources”, but high up in the Department of Defense, say that many of the new recruits cannot read or write coherently, and must undergo remedial training if they are to be of any use in the field or aboard ship. No matter in which direction you look, disaster is right around the corner for the United States, but then, I’m an alarmist and everybody knows that.
So, to the silly man in the mirror, I pose this question: when are you going to resign and let someone who is (a) an American, (b) not a narcissist, and (c) has some common sense, take the helm of the ship of state, steer away from the rocks and shoals and out into open water? We are desperately in need of a clear-thinking patriot who take America out of the depths of despair and bring her back to the top of the heap. What say you, the silly man in the mirror?
Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired/www.AirHumanityRadio.net