Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Barack Obama regards the United States as a thoroughly evil and misbegotten government. Like all socialists, he thinks that capitalism is also evil and misbegotten, and that all who participate in it need to be held to account for their sinful making of profits. This he has sought to do.
As a megalomaniacal, fanatical zealot of the first order, he took it upon himself to punish the United States in every way he could conjure up. And as president, those ways were numerous.
The most damaging, and the least covered by news media, is the way he spent money during his term as chief executive. During his eight years, he doubled the debt of the United States to nearly $20 trillion. During much of his term, he was abetted by a Democrat controlled congress that wanted to spend every much as he did.
Now, the flock is coming home to roost. WSJ article here.
There is a complete pass being issued to that awful ex-president. No one seems to care what he has done, or why.
The profligate spending, the crippling of our military, the international mess, the newly discovered rights inherently held by Muslims, the tolerance of the mass of illegal immigrants, the over-reach of high-handed federal agencies, and the general corruption of standards within our society were all problems aggravated greatly by Barack Obama.
He was, I'll say it once again, intentionally the worst president we have ever had. His intention was to punish the United States in every way he could.
He has succeeded in ways that the vast majority of Americans do not understand yet.
But they will. One of the first indications of trouble to come will be the massive accumulation of the interest on our debt. The Federal Reserve is warning that interest rates are rising because of fears of inflation. Could this be a recurrence of the 1970s?
Sunday, April 9, 2017
A nexus of forces converging upon our time with a myriad of new complications is the recurring theme of this column.
I do not mean complications in any kind of limiting sense, but in the full-blown sense of unlimited opportunity. In last week's post, I listed a few technologies that will be available for future exploration and development.
My list of subjects for exploration that I cited included electronics, robotics, space exploration, and control of weather. This is hardly an exhaustive list, and can be augmented with hundreds of other examples of possibilities for future areas of growth. These areas for development have been the source of speculation for science fiction authors since
Isaac Asimov in the 1950s.
No one knows what the direction of future growth will be. That nexus that I continue to refer to is as yet undefined. It will be determined by the confluence of forces produced by the pan- cultural civilization that is developing and represents the next step in human evolution.
Or it may be a singular leap, like the occurrence of speech. Tom Wolfe's book is here.
If we look at the past for clues which will tell us about our future, we will realize how quickly forces of technology have taken over our minds and imaginations to produce a modern man. The new man will be in possession of the characteristics of an evolving creature who is firmly anchored in the past by his species. But, he will be different, and this is what we do not know.
As people, we will have more in common with Etruscans and Visigoths than we will have with our great-grandchildren, probably. There will be a quantum change in the species during the next few generations.
This quantum leap will be evident in several changes in the species that are drastic enough to be observable in small ways now.
Saturday morning's bit of wisdom from BC...
There are many things that remain true to form regardless of circumstances. One of those things is Democrat duplicity. These people care nothing about the nation. Their only concern is to further their socialist cause.
They care nothing of laws or other minor (to them) concerns. We have known for years that Susan Rice and Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have their names firmly etched in the ranks of that group that is willing to subvert the interests of the United States to elevate their agenda.
They have also recruited members of the US government whose jobs perform services that they require in the areas of foreign relations and intelligence. We don't know who those people are, yet, but the effect they have had on the new Trump team has been profound.
The forces arrayed against our president are formidable, and they are deeply entrenched in the bureaucracy that surrounds all he tries to accomplish. He would have a huge (Yuge in Trump-speak) problem on his hands even without Democrat obstructionism.
His successes against Assad and in developing a firmly founded relationship with China show that he is a capable leader, and is probably able to overcome all of the stumbling-blocks that his adversaries throw in his path. He is a developer, and is used to overcoming adversaries who are far more creative than any that the federal government bureau can produce.
The greatest thing about these successes is that they are like a fart in the face to Democrats.