A Different Political Party

How about if you and I start a political party. But this will be a different type of political party.

We won’t have any formal organization which collects money.

No one will sit on a platform above us.

Nobody will be the leader.

Nobody will be in it for the money.

There will be no complex political platform.

No awards will be given out.

Nobody’s picture will be put on display.

Regular people will be listened to.

Flexibility will be built into the system so that intelligence can prevail.

What would that political party look like?

What can we agree upon?

Let’s start with some basic principles, and we will only select three of them so that we can remember them. After we develop these principles, we will give them a catchy name so that we can remember them.

Then we will give the party a name that makes sense.

A few days ago I was thinking of the name Lincoln Christian Party, or Christian Lincoln Party.

Of course, you wouldn’t have to be a formal Christian to join it; you would just have to recognize that Christ’s principles do have value.

You can be a Jew if you want. You can be a Muslim if you want. You can even pray to a tree stump.

You only need to accept that somebody, somewhere articulated these principles that we know today as Christianity.

You don’t even have to accept the resurrection.

This of course would go contrary to our elites who are working 24/7/52 to ensure that Christ is a speed bump in history.

With that stated, what would our guiding principles be? And we can only develop three.

What would be the three most important principles?

In developing these principles, we are striving to develop principles that will utterly defeat Corporate America, stop Corporate America in its tracks.

The first principal would undoubtedly have to be tolerance.

What’s needed badly in society today is tolerance that has been lost on both the right and the left.

We need to be able to tolerate each other’s differences and imperfections.

Tolerance invites respect.

Intolerance invites divisiveness, rage, and rioting.

Corporate America fosters all of these negative attributes.

Tolerance defeated the Roman empire; tolerance will defeat the American empire.

What would be the second attribute of our new party?

How about honesty in celebration of Honest Abe.

Honest Abe was smart enough to know that honesty is the best policy even if it hurts you in the short run.

Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have politicians who told people the truth?

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if politicians said: We are fighting this war for oil?

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if politicians said: We are in Southeast Asia for cheap labor?

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if politicians said: The civil rights movement exists not to help black people but to empower the political class?

Of course, they don’t say this. That’s the point.

When you bind yourself to honesty, you don’t engage in malfeasance because you do have to engage in honesty.

If we placed a premium on honesty and booted politicians out of the party when they were dishonest, then the government would become more honest.

But we don’t do that. We don’t do that because we fool ourselves that it’s okay to lie for short term gain.

It’s not.

What would be the third pillar of our party?

Transparency.

No secret meetings.

No need to know basis.

If we need to hide things, we probably shouldn’t be engaged in that activity in the first place.

Lack of transparency is what promotes the cloak of corruption.

When transparency exists, when the light can shine through, the cockroaches scurry for the floorboards.

Transparency is not an event which comes later after events have happened; transparency is built into the system in order to prevent corruption.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

So there you have it.

Tolerance, honesty, transparency.

Those are three pretty good principles to begin with.

If we can’t make things better with those three principles, if we can’t get our act together with those three attributes, then what’s the point of cluttering up our message with other principles.

Tolerance, honesty, transparency.

THT.

Now imagine if we had a government that practiced those principles.

If you want we could make it TTT.

Tolerance, truth, transparency.

If our politicians don’t practice it, we boot them out of the party. We refuse to vote for them no matter what their political position is.

Process is everything.

If the process is bad, the results will be bad.

It’s better to have a politician who abides by the correct process even if he differs from you politically than it is to have a politician who advocates your position but behaves in a manner that violates tolerance, truth, transparency.

Process is everything.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2021 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

The CPAC Con

Here are some other reasons to delete CPAC’s existence from your life.

One, Charlie Kirk praising Rush Limbaugh.

If Rush Limbaugh was so great, then why do conservatives find themselves in the position they are in?

Conservatives find themselves in the position they are in because fake leaders in the conservative movement are leading them.

Charlie Kirk and the other conservative radio broadcasters, like Rush, are part of those fake leaders.

These fake leaders are not only in it for themselves, they lead their followers down blind alleys.

They keep their followers hopelessly mired in social issues like transgendered bathroom rights.

As long as conservatives pick social issues as the existential battleground, they will lose to the Corporate Party.

The only way to defeat the Corporate Party is to reach out to those people on the left who are against the foreign wars, Internet censorship and large corporations.

Social issues must be relegated to the personal arena, not the political arena. In other words, if you are opposed to abortion, quit trying to fight that battle politically.

It can’t be won there anyway.

There are other ways to fight a battle.

Two, Mike Pompeo speaking at CPAC.

Mike Pompeo is a fake Christian who doesn’t know shit about the Bible. He is a lying warmonger who kept the foreign wars going.

More than anyone, he pushed for Julian Assange to be locked up in Belmarsh prison in England.

Mike Pompeo is Harvard trash.

He is also a shameless corporatist.

A true conservative would respect the Bill of Rights which are the Crown Jewels of our country.

A true conservative would want those rights applied to everyone.

Did he do that for Julian Assange?

The Sixth Amendment grants you the right to a speedy trial.

It makes sense to me that if someone is going to be tried here, they should be afforded protection that the Bill of Rights provides.

Did Mike Pompeo care?

No.

Mike Pompeo shamelessly went after Julian Assange because Assange embarrassed our global killing machine run by Corporate America.

By the way, what did Rush Limbaugh think about Julian Assange?

I never heard him say anything good.

Did Rush Limbaugh care that Assange was effectively locked up in an embassy and then a prison?

Don’t conservatives believe in the Bill of Rights?

Three, Donald Trump, the biggest reason to delete CPAC from your life.

The big blowhard spoke at CPAC today.

The cheering fans of Barabbas dutifully applauded. Why?

What did Trump accomplish in his four years?

Nothing.

It’s too painful to discuss again the failures of Donald Trump.

He was a straw man placed there by Corporate America.

He played the part beautifully.

What else would you expect from a television star?

He made fools out of the conservative movement.

For four years he said stupid things while accomplishing nothing.

He encouraged a phony insurrection that was then used by his buddies in Corporate America as a pretext to trash the conservative movement.

What a joke.

If Trump really believed that he was the victim of election fraud, then why doesn’t he put his money where his mouth is and lead an unapproved and illegal movement against the fraudulent system?

He doesn’t because he’s part of that fraudulent system, and so are all the cheering “leaders” and losers at CPAC.

Please delete CPAC from your life.

CPAC exists to prop up the phony leaders of the conservative movement.

You’ll be the losers if you persist in allowing yourself to be suckered by these morons.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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CPAC the Impotent

Name me an organization that should be shut down and tell me why.

While you were thinking of that, I will offer my opinion.

Ta da.

CPAC. The Conservative Political Action Committee.

Why should it be shut down?

Well, to begin with what have they accomplished?

Nothing.

Look at where conservatives are today.

What have conservatives taken the initiative on?

Nothing.

Four years ago they had the Presidency, the Senate, and the House.

They did nothing with it.

As usual they did completely nothing.

Goose eggs.

They had a brilliant opportunity to take the initiative on healthcare, to create a competitive healthcare market which would have brought down insurance premiums and insurance costs.

They had a brilliant opportunity to reform patent law within the pharmaceutical industry that would have brought down the cost of medicines.

They could have created an innovative healthcare reimbursement system which would make more sense than the system that exists now.

After eight years of barking about Obama, what did the conservatives give us?

A big zero.

Did the conservatives stop the foreign wars which only enrich the large corporations and their shareholders?

Nope.

Did they stop the runaway merging of our corporations which enable the elite to get wealthier and further away from us economically?

No, they did not.

Did they do anything to stop the casino on Wall Street which works against conservative values of hard work and thrift?

No.

Did they stand up to the nonsense of COVID-19 lockdowns which destroyed so many small businesses?

No.

How about the Supreme Court? Did they stand up to Trump’s appointments of corporatist judges like Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Barrett who will ultimately work against regular people and small businessmen?

No, they embraced those judges. In fact they cheered them on as if they were rock stars.

How about Julian Assange? Did they stick up for him? Don’t conservatives believe in the Sixth Amendment which gives people the right to a speedy trial?

Apparently not.

How about exploitation of people in Indonesia? Doesn’t exploitation run against Christian principles?

Yes, it does.

How about our immoral CIA? Don’t their immoral practices run against Christian principles?

They sure do.

How about that rigged election? What did the main stream conservative movement do about that?

They embraced it.

So what good has CPAC done?

I don’t see much good at all.

In that event, why should CPAC exist?

Maybe CPAC exists not to promote conservative values, but to help the Corporate Party hijack the Republican Party.

Maybe it’s time to kiss CPAC goodbye.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Rush Limbaugh

What do I think of Rush Limbaugh?

I listened to Rush Limbaugh for a long time, not regularly though.

I listened to him more so in his early days.

But then I stopped listening.

I remember him best from the 1990s when he had his television show.

He would open the show by saying: America held hostage, day 43 of the Clinton Presidency.

I would eat that stuff up.

Rush was giving me exactly what I wanted to hear.

And there in lies the secret to the success of Rush Limbaugh. He told his true believers what they wanted to hear.

Now, whether you like him or hate him, you cannot deny that he was number one. He was the Elvis of talk radio commentators.

Even people on the left listened to him. In fact, I would wager to say that Rush Limbaugh had more followers from the left than listeners on the right.

Listeners on the right, of course, knew what Rush was going to say and so took him for granted.

But not listeners on the left. Listeners on the left listened to him because they knew he was going to say something outrageous, and they couldn’t wait to get mad at what he was going to say.

They wanted to get mad, and Rush knew it.

To tease the left he would ever so carefully enunciate the name Barack Hooo-Sane Obama in a musical yet comical manner.

Rush never failed to disappoint. Well, I should modify that. He never failed to disappoint the people who were ready to love or hate what he was going to say.

Alas, I got older. And as I got older, I got wiser.

I came to see that Rush was not always correct.

I also came to see that Rush was part of the establishment.

What turned the tables for me? Probably when Rush showed up on Family Guy.

So, that’s what it’s all about, I said to myself at the time.

Rush just wants to be part of the clique.

He wants to be part of the in-crowd.

If he were really a rebel, I reasoned, he wouldn’t cozy up to those people at all.

But he did cozy up to those people. He cozied up to not only the people on the left, but the RINOs on the right.

If he were a true populist conservative, he would not have broken bread with them.

He would not have accepted their dog biscuits.

As the years went by, I came to see that when push came to shove, Rush always asked us to vote for the lesser of two evils in the Presidential election.

Yet I didn’t want to vote for the lesser of two evils anymore.

I didn’t care anymore when people would say: Oh, if you vote for that third-party candidate your vote won’t make a difference.

Au contraire, I would say, it will make a difference in my life because I will be able to look at myself in the mirror in the morning for having done the right thing.

I think that Rush’s recommendation to settle for the mediocrity that the Republicans offered up every four years was what finally turned me away from him.

I listened to him less and less.

I came to see that the real battle in America was not between right and left but between big and small.

The proper battle was between we small, populists – right and left – who believe in a small America with limited government and the elitist big boys, the corporate pigs, who had taken over both the Democratic and Republican parties.

I also came to see that people like Rush Limbaugh who benefit off the national agenda are not our friends, but agents of Corporate America.

Did I really think that Corporate America was going to sit by and allow a conservative talkshow host to make $700 million while influencing millions of Americans if he was not stating their message?

Do you see what I’m talking about?

Rush Limbaugh was part of the system. He was part of the swamp. He kept the phony narrative of right versus left going.

And so it’s not surprising today that politics is so divisive between the left and the right.

It need not be.

Yet it is, and a big reason for that is Rush Limbaugh.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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John Ossoff

Here is a guy you should keep your eye on.

His name is John Ossoff.

This guy first came into my consciousness about a month ago. I didn’t know who he was. I knew he was a politician running for office, but at the time he was just someone who appeared on television.

Gradually I started hearing his name more often. In time I saw him speak on television. He seemed well spoken, too well spoken.

My antennae went up.

I don’t trust glib people.

It takes me a little while to get down to googling these people to find out who they are.

Last night I discovered that he was running against David Perdue in the runoff election in Georgia.

I looked at Ossoff’s resume, and it all made sense to me. I’m now going to tell you what’s going to happen in Georgia.

I know that we shouldn’t make predictions, but if we don’t make predictions, what good are we?

Making predictions gives us the opportunity to reveal our thinking to you.

John Ossoff will be one of the next senators from Georgia.

The media will trash this guy David Perdue into the seventh heaven. He’ll be a withering branch in a hurricane before too long.

Ossoff will win and contribute to the Democrats having control in the Senate. This control will be crucial in giving Joe Biden everything he wants to do.

Mitch McConnell, of course, the corporatist that he is, can be expected to lie down like a dog for Joe Biden.

In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitch McConnell is stuffing envelopes for John Ossoff right now.

Why do I think this will happen? Why do I think Ossoff will win?

One only has to look at his resume.

This guy is Corporate America’s dream candidate.

He graduated from Georgetown University and the London School of Economics, two of the phoniest and most damaging schools around.

I’d be willing to bet that this guy is CIA.

I’m also willing to bet that he’s a corporatist, fully on board America’s war time economy.

This guy will vote for war every single time.

He revealed who he was the day he decided to matriculate at Georgetown and the London School of Economics.

I have no ability to relate to this guy’s value system.

Furthermore I am opposed to his value system.

His value system promotes the belief in movers and shakers, that some people are more important than others.

I do not share this belief. I believe that the man who runs the corner convenience store is just as important as the President of United States.

I seriously believe that.

Not only do I believe that, I believe that our Founding Fathers believed that also and set up our country to prosecute that belief, notwithstanding the propaganda from the left that the Founding Fathers were elitist racists.

Sure, the Founding Fathers distrusted the mob, as do I. But that doesn’t mean that the Founding Fathers were opposed to the individual. On the contrary, the Founding Fathers were very much in favor of the individual. They thought that the best way to prevent mob rule was to promote individualism.

Thus the Bill of Rights, the Crown Jewels of the United States of America.

Strong individuals beget health, prosperity, respect and good citizenship.

Increasingly of course, the Founding Fathers have fallen into disfavor in the United States as people who come from so-called prestigious universities increasingly dominate our governmental institutions.

These so-called prestigious universities promote an elitism which works against individualism. Elitism says to the people: You common people aren’t smart enough to handle your own affairs; it’s better that you submit to the public good that we will define for you. Go along; cease thinking; accept the crumbs that we give you.

Then the elites set out to destroy the meritocracy that the Founding Fathers had envisioned. Increasingly we see the enlarged federal government controlled by crony capitalists who dominate not by virtue of merit but by their connected status.

Not surprisingly, with the elites in charge, we have concomitantly seen an increased reliance on a wartime economy and an increased polarization of wealth in the United States.

The two are necessarily connected because war represents a raping of the American people, a stealing of their wealth.

We are war junkies with a war economy benefitting the elites.

The elites function as the dealers of war.

To keep this war time economy going, it is necessary to have war dealers in power in the Senate and the Presidency.

This is why you increasingly see an increased number of graduates from Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown in positions of power.

These people do not represent regular people, they represent the wealthy elite.

Georgetown University in particular is not much more more than a CIA training program.

And what is the CIA if not the thug agency of the wealthy elite.

It seems logical to me that this candidate John Ossoff will be a representative of the CIA and the wealthy elite.

He comes from a wealthy family to boot.

He will vote for war on every level. He will vote for physical wars, he will vote for abstract wars.

He will vote for every nutty federal program that Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell lust for.

The size of the federal government will grow exponentially to snuff out all small and independent business.

This will increase the power of the federal government which will increase the power of the wealthy elite.

If this is what you want, go vote for the guy.

Really, though, it doesn’t matter who you vote for because the election will be rigged anyway.

Look for all sorts of charges to be filed against David Perdue. Look for Ossoff to win a close election. Look for all these charges against Perdue to mysteriously evaporate after the election.

This isn’t the first time that the elites have pulled this track. They pulled the same trick against Ted Stevens in 2008.

What the elites want is a majority in the Senate for Joe Biden. And they will get it.

To them, government is too important to be left to the desires of the people.

This is why they promote John Ossoff, so-called defender of the common man.

The defender of serfdom is more like it.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

A Letter to Doug

This is the letter I wrote to Doug Hagmann on his YouTube channel. It’s a little uneven, but it’s worth posting.

In this particular YouTube video Doug was talking about something we are missing in the entire election debacle. He was referring to a certain something that is unspoken, something beneath the surface, perhaps a dark subtext to the story.

The following is my post:

You said that something was missing. What’s missing is that you, Doug, have had a hard time (no need to apologize) recognizing that American politics is rigged and has been rigged for a long, long time. It’s tough for people to come to that realization (that the system is rigged from top to bottom) because they think that they’re going against Jesus if they admit the truth. Or they think that they are not being a good egg if they accept an uncomfortable truth.

The CIA was absolutely unequivocally involved in rigging the elections. Overthrowing governments and engaging in naughtiness is what they do. The CIA is an immoral organization that has been involved in every bit of nasty trickery going back to the day that they were conceived. The CIA is nothing more than the thug agency of the wealthy elite. The goal of the wealthy elite is to institute a form of totalitarianism in the United States. China is their model.

When Joe McCarthy stumbled upon what was going in the State Department, Army, and other organizations, he probably thought that our leaders at the higher levels, like Truman, like Eisenhower, would be gratified that he had pointed this out. But they weren’t, were they? They weren’t because Joe McCarthy had stumbled upon what they were doing. Joe McCarthy pulled the curtain back and showed us who they really are. That’s why our power structure demonized him then and do so today.

In the same way, Julian Assange is demonized. Julian Assange, like McCarthy, pulled the curtain back. In response our government in conjunction with the British government have denied Assange basic fundamental rights. Did Trump do anything about that? No.

Why hasn’t Trump stuck up for fundamental individual liberties that are guaranteed by our Constitution? Why didn’t he stick up for Alex Jones? Why hasn’t he stuck up for the Last American Vagabond, or Stefan Molyneaux? Why hasn’t Trump gone after the Internet giants? Because Trump is part of their game. These elites (who control the Republicans and Democrats) are playing a game with us. The right and the left prop each other up. Michael Reagan, the Presidents son, illustrated this in a YouTube video many years ago. He stated that the Dems and the Repubs are an A-frame that hold each other up.

Everything that you think is true about the United States is not true. What the media has given you for the past 75 years is one giant lie about America. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a lie, the attack on the World Trade Center was a lie, the bin Laden raid was a lie, the COVID-19 pandemic is a lie. I’m not saying that these things didn’t happen; I’m saying that they didn’t happen in the way that our lying media says they did. Our government takes advantage of people’s apathy and lack of expertise in technical areas to foist dangerous myths upon the people, myths that enable the elites to gain control of our lives.

Corporate America is in firm control of the politics and the affairs of the United States. Corporate America (which includes businesses, nonprofits the elite universities, Palo Alto, big banks, think tanks like the Council on Foreign Relations, national associations, sports leagues, Hollywood) will decide who our President will be, as they have for a long time now. If Corporate America wants Joe Biden, Joe Biden will be president. If Corporate America wants Trump, then Trump will be President.

The controversy over the election exists right now because Corporate America wants it to exist. Why? I don’t know why; I’m not the one committing the crime. And neither are you, Doug. We are the guys investigating the crime. We are always going to be one step behind the criminals. That’s the nature of police work.

I wouldn’t invest one iota of time worrying about whether Trump stays in office or not. Listen to me, I voted for the guy in 2016. Trump did nothing for me. Nothing. Where is the substantive reform in healthcare? It doesn’t exist. Are our health insurance premiums still high? Yes. Did he establish a competitive healthcare marketplace that so many Republicans ached for? No. Did he permit even more mergers like Aetna-Caremark-CVS to occur? Yes. Are we still in the Middle East? Yes. Did Trump go after the Internet giants? No. Did he defend Alex Jones? No. Did he defend Julian Assange? No. Did he go after the CIA? No. In fact he genuflected before the CIA within a few weeks of taking office. Did Trump do anything to give substantive reform to immigration? No. What he should have done was abolish CAFTA which raped the people of Central America. Exploitation and CAFTA are why immigrants are coming here. When Central Americans are given a stake in the game, they will want to stay in their country. That is a much better choice than building a wall.

The best way we can reform America is to practice Christianity. It was Christianity that defeated Rome. Christianity accomplished what no standing army could accomplish. When we change ourselves as a nation, the politicians will follow. We criticize our politicians for being immoral and greedy. Our politicians are that way because we are that way. We have walked down the wrong path. We must change our sentiments and priorities. Catering to politicians won’t cut the mustard. When we cater to the immoral, duplicitous politician we are crossing the threshold into Dracula’s castle. Once we cross that threshold, Dracula owns us. What we want to do is ask Dracula to enter our house, the house of God.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

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Biden or Bigger Game?

What do the elites really want out of this election?

The election of Joe Biden?

I am not so sure.

I have spoken before that Corporate America controls both candidates, Trump and Biden.

If they do, and they want Biden to be the winner, why not just do it and be done with it?

Why not get it over with?

Why the delay in the vote count?

A delay doesn’t make any sense. A delay only gives the opposition time to mount a response.

If you are Corporate America and you’re rigging the vote for Biden, you want to get those votes in and done by the day after the election.

Case closed.

What’s taking so long?

What’s taking so long is that it might just be that Corporate America has a different agenda for this election.

Maybe Corporate America is shooting for bigger game.

And maybe, just maybe, Corporate America isn’t going to be satisfied with electing Joe Biden as President, especially when there are so many conservatives out there who can resist him.

The election of Joe Biden would be chicken feed to the elites.

That’s right, Archer, I say to myself. Now you’re thinking.

It makes much more sense that Corporate America desires a constitutional crisis when it comes to deciding who will win the election.

It’s just a theory, nothing I can prove.

It’s a hunch.

Suppose there is a crisis, a Constitutional crisis, and then someone puts forth the notion of empaneling a Constitutional Convention to resolve it.

This would be a dangerous undertaking.

In a Constitutional Convention, everything might be on the table despite people’s reassurances that it can’t be.

If everything were on the table, a Constitution that has served us well for over 250 years would be in jeopardy.

In one fell swoop, many of our freedoms and protections could be eliminated.

Gone would be the right of free speech, the right to bear arms, the right of due process, the right to personal protection of our papers from unwarranted search and seizure, and many others.

Would we be willing to take that risk?

I am not.

For that reason, if push comes to shove, it’s better for Trump to leave the presidency peacefully.

The guy was not all that anyway.

I wouldn’t be willing to risk the Constitution to save his ass.

Forget about the election fraud.

Yes, fraud was committed.

In my mind undoubtedly.

But who enable the fraud!

None other than Donald Trump.

Ultimately, he bears responsibility for the fiasco that our 2020 election has become.

A good leader spots problems before they begin.

A good leader prevents problems.

As President, he should have placed this problem that mail-in voting presents first on the agenda and then convened an informal commission to set firm rules on the voting.

Donald Trump failed.

Or he was told to fail.

Either way is an indictment of him and his presidency.

Kick the bum out.

And be quick about it.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

Jokes or Results

Just tonight Laura Ingram talked about the fun factor in voting for Trump.

She stated that people were ready to have fun again and that Donald Trump was a fun candidate.

I never looked at the presidency that way.

But I suppose she’s right. Trump will give us a lot of fun.

So if he’s elected, and you voted for him, you’re going to get a lot of fun.

It will be four years of zingers, insults, one-liners.

It will be a grand old time.

There will be lots of yucks.

How about a boring candidate though. How about somebody who doesn’t tell jokes?

How about somebody who doesn’t insult people?

How about a person who calmly works behind the scenes to produce substantive policy that will make your life better.

Isn’t it the job of the president to do just that?

Can you have both?

Can you have a president who tells jokes and delivers substantive policy?

Can you have your cake and eat it too?

I’ve never seen it.

Generally substance plus style equals unity.

The more time you spend on style, the less time you have for substance, and visa versa.

Trump is flashy and funny but does he produce results.

I’m not seeing it.

I don’t see one major piece of substantive legislation that he has put forth on the domestic or the foreign front.

Where was the comprehensive reform in healthcare to give us a decentralized competitive market place geared toward providing affordable healthcare to all?

Nowhere.

Where was the intelligent reform in our foreign policy to transform America from an international bully to a constructive partner with nations in Africa and Asia?

Nowhere.

Where was the bold initiative to confront the growing power of Palo Alto and its increasing threat upon our First Amendment rights?

Nowhere.

Where was the initiative to confront Corporate America’s runaway greed machine, a machine that outsourced jobs from the black community, a machine that uses young black men as raw material for its corporate prison factory?

Nowhere.

Where was the push environmentally to move us away from nuclear power and plastic? The tragedy at Fukushima should have prompted such. The Sargasso Sea of trash in the Pacific ocean should have prompted such. There are new technologies out there that needed a push from the man in charge. So where was Trump?

Nowhere.

Donald Trump was too busy holding political rallies where he can tell jokes.

I don’t want a comedian.

I want a very boring person who doesn’t tell any jokes.

I don’t want fun.

I want results.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Lincoln and Trump

Donald Trump and Abraham Lincoln spoken in the same sentence is not something I’m accustomed to hearing.

Such is politics that people will say anything to get their man elected.

In the past few days assorted writers have stressed the similarities between Trump and Lincoln.

This is stunning.

Trump is a disgrace to the spiritual father of the Republican Party.

Abraham Lincoln is the lens through which all issues should be filtered.

One absolutely should ask what Daddy Abe would think before being so foolish as to take a public position.

Oh well, let’s get to it and make the comparison.

Abraham Lincoln lifted himself up by his bootstraps. He was born in a log cabin without light and was hardly a member of the upper class.

Trump was born on Park Avenue.

Abraham Lincoln could read.

Trump probably can but doesn’t.

Abraham Lincoln wrote thoughtfully and concisely never better exemplified than in the Gettysburg address.

Trump can babble half-sentences.

Lincoln struggled to find the right words to say.

Trump has two adjectives, tremendous and amazing.

Lincoln understood that a leader must take guff from subordinates. When Lincoln showed up at McClellan’s house one night, McClellan kept him waiting and then went to bed without seeing him. Lincoln held his tongue.

Trump has a thin skin and flies off the handle at anyone who dares to criticize him.

Lincoln fought a war because the war found him. Having no desire to fight a Civil War, he would have prevented it if he could have.

Trump thirsts for confrontations.

Lincoln was humble.

Trump boasts.

Lincoln took an active role in the Civil War; he traveled in harm’s way to the front in order to visit Grant.

Trump takes no leadership role. He hides in the Oval Office and eats cheeseburgers.

Lincoln had a plan for winning the Civil War.

Trump has no plans.

Lincoln was quiet.

Trump is loud.

Lincoln was an autodidact who devoured books in his thirst for knowledge.

Trump watches himself on television.

At a Lincoln rally, citizens listened patiently as Lincoln intelligently presented his well-reasoned argument.

At a Trump rally, people chant “lock her up” after Trump pitches a zinger.

There is no equality at all between Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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You’re Addicted

Why do people like Donald Trump?

Is it because he gets things done?

Well, to be factual, he doesn’t get things done. But people think he gets things done, and there in lies the reason why they like him.

His admirers love him because he looks like a guy who gets things done.

Secretly his followers wish for an equalizer, a person who can come in, kick ass, drain the swamp, kill all the bad guys and make America right again.

Good luck with that.

There’s a basic human desire and need to see justice done. Because we live in a world that’s unfair, we have an inner desire to rectify that unfairness.

Trump satisfies that need much as Edward Woodward satisfied that need in the show The Equalizer, much as Charles Bronson satisfied that need in Death Wish.

Uncompromising men who shoot from the hip are attractive, seldom effective – except in the movies.

When times are bleak, when things get out of hand, there is an even greater need for this type of streetside justice. The need for a man like Donald Trump grows stronger.

Not to worry; Trump never fails to deliver.

But is Trump the solution to this chaos, or is he the cause of this chaos?

Well, he certainly isn’t the solution.

He may not be the cause, but his actions don’t do much good.

Indeed, his ineffective, shoot from the hip bravado exacerbates the problem. Because he does not ask questions, primarily because he has no desire to ask the right questions, the solution does not even begin.

It is an axiom in life that the more high-quality questions you can ask yourself about a particular problem, the greater chance you have of achieving an effective solution.

But people apparently don’t care. They have their narcotic in Trump; and Trump, the drug, will soothe the pain for another day.

And isn’t this what we see in Donald Trump? His shtick and show is nothing more than one endless series of laughable, outrageous events.

Every new day is an adventure. Yesterday he was calling fallen war heroes losers, today he’s firing an Obama look-alike from within the Oval Office.

In that respect Trump is not much different than Cardi-B, another Hollywood entertainer.

The goal here is to distract you, to tease you, to keep you entranced and pacified inside a soothing opiate dreamworld.

The sad part is that America is not one step closer to solving its essential problems than it was on the day he took office.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley MD

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