Monica Crowley – Why the Swamp Hates Donald Trump




Monica has a right to her opinion and here she eloquently expresses it, she is a true believer.

She is quite correct that the swamp needs to be removed, but is Donald Trump the person to do this, for I believe he his also part of the Swamp.

He may be removing parts of the swamp, but only to replace it with other parts of the swamp.

Within the this YOUTube video she expresses that Donald Trump is imperfect and that he is making mistakes, as we all do.

The problem with Trump is that when he makes mistakes he does not accept that he is making mistakes and therefore is not aware that he should be learning from them.

Making mistakes is something we all do, but the message to learn is that by making mistakes you learn from them and this then mitigates  making these or similar mistakes again and you become a stronger, better person in doing so.

To always assume you are always correct is a fatal flaw as no one is 100% correct, 100% of the time, but Donald Trump truly believes that he is.

You either like or do not like Trump and I am one of the latter. Some of his principles are not in agreement with mine, especially his racist views and his inability to understand the concept of mistakes, in reference to himself, are a major contributory factor.

Whether he is or will be good for America is still to be seen, however, the bigger picture needs to be considered and this is in respect of The World.

I feel in World affairs that individualism is now not a major factor, although this is still a consideration, but now in most aspects there is globalism as whatever is done in one area as consequences for other areas. the two need to be working in conjunction with each other.

In fact with his America First he is acting within the aspects of individualism, the continual interference of America in international areas is not individualism but globalism. Even Trump promised in his campaign to not have American action in areas outwith America and that he would pull American forces out of non-American areas of conflict. This is one of his promises that he has not kept to. Trump could argue that some American forces need to be provided to ensure the safety of America, but the appliance of these forces is, in many areas, counter productive as it only provokes more aggression from the people native to these areas, which, in turn, creates more problems for the seen to be invaders.

Great care and attention needs to be applied before any country inflicts their forces on any other independent country.

Unfortunately it is a human trait that we feel we need to intervene, without considering all the consequences, in many areas of the world and in doing so cause many conflicts that may not have occurred, should they have not intervened.

Why can we not all agree to live in peace, which would be then beneficial to us all.

 

Is religion defunct in this day and age?


My own views on religions are contained in my post from 2012, Religions, what are they for? and in many ways my thoughts have not changed.

So I do not wish to remove any religions from today’s world, but they all do need to reflect how their supposed original teachings or basic concepts relate to the world as it is now. None should debase the others and their followers need to act accordingly as tolerance and understanding of others points of view should be, always, the way forward.

PEACE

Opher's World

The three Abrahamic religions started up way back in the dawn of time – in a time of medieval ignorance.

Judaism has its roots 3000 years ago.

Christianity 2000 years ago.

Islam 1500 years ago.

They originated in nomadic tribes of Arabs in a small area of the Middle East renowned for its many sects and religious fanatics.

They all claim that ‘God’ spoke to their originator when they were alone in a cave, up a mountain or in the wilderness – with no witnesses.

None of the originators wrote anything down.

The writings in the holy books were either accumulated from the prevailing genesis stories or myths or written down generations later from accounts passed down by word of mouth. Yet the adherents claim they are the exact word of God (despite the inconsistencies, obvious social context pertaining to that Arab culture, ambiguities and contradictions).

These holy words have…

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Towards a federal Kurdish state in Syria?


So we go on there has been so much bloodshed, destruction and whole communities put under brutal regimes, so I do hope that this can be resolved peacefully.

The Kurds have, apparently been under the control of a number of forces for many years, be they Turkish, Syrian and now, hopefully, lastly ISIS.

The Kurds need to have a say in how they now go forward, but this should be between the Kurds and Syria and no outside force. If the Kurds ‘want a federal system that would allow regions to rule themselves without central control by the center’. It appears Syria may be agreeable to this and it appears they will be supported by Russia. However, for some reason the US appear to be opposed to this, well that they can be, but they should in no way impose this opinion onto the Kurds and Syrians.

The Western power have far too long imposed their views into areas that should not be theirs to do so, therefore the US needs to back off completely and just concentrate on their own troubles at home.

(BARCELONA, Spain.) Catalonia’s plans to hold a referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Catalonia’s government spokesman says 337 people have been injured, some seriously, during the police crackdown with only 50% turnout #AceNewsDesk reports


Is this really how we should expect a, to an all intended purpose, civilised democratic country to act to an, on the whole, a peaceful gathering of persons. The governing and legal authorisations did not wish for this referendum to take place, but the elected assembly of Catalonia did.

Who is right and who’s wrong, or are all both right and wrong? Would it have been detrimental to allow this referendum to take place, for with Scotland the UK did allow, a few years ago, for one to take place.

Catalonia, has for some many years been wishing for its independence from Spain and does have some independence as it does have its elected assembly.

Unity creates strength and a break up could have disastrous consequences for all of Spain, even Catalonia, but should not the will of the people not be sought. Now, what will be the resulting outcome of what appears to be a high handed approach from the Spanish authorities. Could this not have the reverse effect and strengthen the independence cause.

Then there is the Basque question, will there be a strong resurrection re their own conflicts about Basque independence, which, in the past has been very violent and terrorist acts have been committed. This could then extend into France who also have their own Basque question of independence.

This is all occurring while the UK Brexit is proceeding, the resurgence of the far right in Germany and who knows where else in Europe.

Could this be the end of European unity, while the disunity within Europe had some bad consequences in the first half of the Twentieth Century.

Could be troubling times within Europe and then there is the Trump effect in America, which in itself could cause major conflicts especially with North Korea.

We say that for the past some 70 years there has been a fair amount of peace, but has there, There was the breakup of Yugoslavia, which created so many conflicts, the Americans and their allies in Vietnam, Israel and the Palestinians, the Middle East with Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, also Afghanistan, Russia and Ukraine, the UK with Ireland and Northern Ireland and more. Well, if that is peace, then what is War.

We may soon find out with Trump and North Korea, or will it be a conflict yet to occur.

Let’s hope and pray that for once again we all, or most of us, come through the storm.

Donald Trump vows to ‘totally destroy North Korea’ if it threatens US: ‘Rocket Man is on a suicide mission’ | The Independent


Donald Trump has said the US may may have no choice but to “totally destroy” North Korea. In his first address to the UN General Assembly – and with North Korean diplomats sitting just yards from him – Mr Trump said he will have no option to resort to such actions if Pyongyang does not halt the development of its nuclear weapons programme. In perhaps the most striking piece of sabre-rattling yet, Mr Trump said that unless North Korea backed down, “we will have no choice than to totally destroy North Korea”.

Source: Donald Trump vows to ‘totally destroy North Korea’ if it threatens US: ‘Rocket Man is on a suicide mission’ | The Independent

A new world is coming-Pray for peace


Peace, easy to say, but not easy to achieve.

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Pray for peace

A Poem by Coyote Poetry

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I’m tire of violence and war.

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“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one”
John Lennon, Imagine
Pray for Peace

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
Mahatma Gandhi
“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:

– I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
– I shall fear only God.
– I shall not bear…

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White people think racism is getting worse. Against white people. – The Washington Post


Unfortunately, what many Americas forget or do not want to remember is the discovery of America (New World) and its colonisation from 1492, or in other words invasion, and its eventual founding on racism. However, in 1492 this was not considered as racism as it had not been defined. When the New World was discovered by Christopher Columbus there were already people there, native indians. When these people eventually objected to their lands being overrun, the colonialists with their superior weaponry managed, over the years, to kill as many as they could. Eventually the superior numbers of the colonialists succeeded in the defeat of the native indians and the confiscation of their lands and they were made to live on Indian Reservations.

Most, if not all of the colonialists, white settlers, came to America voluntary, this is not so for the ancestors of what are now called, African-Americans. For these people were forcibly removed from their native homelands in Africa, transported in unhygienic conditions for weeks or months, in which many died and then enslaved on plantations in the Southern States of America and the West Indies Islands. There they worked all day for years and years in terrible conditions for their slave masters, the plantation owners. The slaves only relief was their death.

Eventually, due to the American Civil War (1861-65), slavery was technically abolished, but in some states it did still continue. Where it was, in the main abolished, true freedoms for those who were freed from slavery was not fully achieved.

Not until the 1960s did many freedoms come about, but many white Americans still harboured extreme racist tendencies, as many still do today. If your ancestors history was the same as it is for African-Americans would not you hold some resentment, but many do not show this resentment in their every day life. But the actions of a few white racists can easily bring this to the fore, then the African-Americans are accused of racism against the white Americans, but in your heart of heart can you really blame them.

For America to be ‘Great Again’, if it ever was, but that is for a different occasion, racism from all quarters need to be stopped.

So citizens of America it is in your own hands.

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Our research found whites think anti-white bias is more of a problem than anti-black bias.

Source: White people think racism is getting worse. Against white people. – The Washington Post

Deserving VS Undeserving Poor


As you say this is derived from Victorian Era British Law and you also say it is still used in the USA. For some in the UK it is still their belief, while for the enlightened it is not, for you can not and should not label whole sections of Society relating to their appearance, actions and their assumed beliefs. For, in effect, there is deserved and undeserved in all different sections of Society. Just because how they look and react my not be to your liking, no one who is not connected to the individual is aware of their circumstances relating to their appearance and their behaviour.

There may be a medical factor which is not evident, or a sudden change in circumstances , which is relative, the latter of which could occur to anyone and does.

Unfortunately many people, even today, are too judgemental, which is all to seen in political and policing circles, which creates abuses to individual rights.

More tolerance needs to be applied to many situations and this would then reduce the many abhorrent acts which take place all over the world today. We all need to learn how to live with each other and be respectful and understanding to create peace on earth.

Adora Myers

The following terms are drawn directly from Victorian Era British Law, but continue to be utilized here in the USA when addressing poverty in relation to society, politics, and resource options. If you are sensitive about stereotypes, Class Discrimination or Classism, the following descriptions may be hard to read; however, survival is dependent upon a clear understanding of reality, and this is what poverty survivors face today.

Deserving Poor

The Expectations: Words and phrases are commonly used to describe the ‘deserving’:

  • Connected: Has family or community support or socially acceptable human connections.
  • Entertaining: Fun. Makes people laugh. Useful at a social function or a party. Good source of entertainment.
  • Complimentary: Makes people ‘feel good.’
  • Polite: Makes people feel comfortable. Not scary. Does not swear or get angry.
  • Good Person: Has well behaved children. Lives a socially acceptable lifestyle

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