Posted 3 months ago on Nov. 30, 2020, 12:22 a.m. EST by grapes
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"The 1970's were horrible, too. There were recessions in the early 1970's due to Saudi Arabia's oil embargo against the U.S. arising from the 1973 Yom Kippur War with Israel and in the late 1970's due to the 1979 Iranian Revolution causing a de-facto oil embargo. The pattern was Israel, oil and oil, war and revolution.
Achieving energy independence (but not at the expense of clean air and water, people can't drink crude, water's too bulky to transport) will allow the oil problem to lessen so that the U.S. will not be forced to support the UNsinkable aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Israel(which proved itself far superior to the U.S.S. Liberty, nearly sinking it), regardless of morality (it has already started lapsing into immorality even before Trump takes power). Wars and revolutions are vastly destructive endeavors so avoiding them is a smart move. Lilith, bye.
Each person seeing when bad things start depends on their event horizon. I didn't see how destructive the China/Walmart/Clinton/Retard-I-can't/NAFTA Anschluss was until it was already too late("Dad! All you do is work, work, and work!" made me see why my mind went blind and I could say the same regarding my Mom's selection of a babysitter for me). It started with Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America" winning Congressional elections. It should set off an alarm in your head. We've just had them, haven't we?
Yes, Newt Gingrich may well be a significant player in Trump's administration again so I share BW's trepidations but Newt seems to support an expanded Medicare for all so it's a step in the correct direction.
Rudy Giuliani cut New York City's budgets without clear considerations of the potential consequences. New Yorkers died from that so I'm wary with him playing a big role again.
Chris Christie turned New Jersey's governmental apparatus into an appendage of protection money collection for politicking and set terrible tone in governance that led to Bridgegate. Yes, I'm very concerned.
Donald Trump has already signed on to big taxcuts for corporations and wealthy families like his so it shows the type of advisors he already has. He'll likeliest turn out to be a fraud like Reagan did before he was shot. I believe that John Hinckley Jr. had really changed the course of the Reagan Presidency. Reagan was a shrouded-in-the-dark fraud, too, until he realized his purpose in life and in the Office of the Presidency after the extremely close brush with death. Seeing the molten-copper face of God(or receiving a bottle of orange juice given in mercy, in my case) is always very life-changing and enlightening.
Trump is not shrouded in the dark, I hope, because we have social media now. If people want to take the pulse of the American People, it's available online worldwide 24/7/365.25. A major requirement is the mental intensity and interest. Trump personally uses social media, unlike old-school Clinton. Business people need and crave for intelligence so I'm not in total despair yet. "
Let us revisit what I had written four years ago to evaluate the Trump Presidency against that baseline situation.