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

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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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We Are Doomed

We are doomed.

I wish there was a program whereby if we paid so many thousands of dollars per year to the government, the politicians would have to leave us alone.

Completely.

This would mean that they wouldn’t even be allowed to speak to us.

I texted this to a friend as Trump left the hospital just this morning having miraculously conquered the coronavirus in Johnsonesque style over the weekend.

I hate politicians, and I hate the ignorance they promote.

Don’t we pay these guys to lead us to a better place? Isn’t that their job?

Is it their job to find the dumbest thing that the majority of the people will believe and use that as policy?

I speak, of course, of the face mask.

Or is it their job to find the smartest thing that will work and use that as policy?

If we were coaching a football team, would we call the dumbest plays that we could find?

If we were a baker baking cookies, would we reach out for the crummiest flour?

If we were a bricklayer, would we go out of our way to mix the mortar incorrectly?

If we were a surgeon, would we take a popularity poll in deciding what steps to go through in excising someone’s appendix?

If we wouldn’t do that that in those fields why would we do that for something as important as politics?

Why do we employ devices designed for simpletons?

Is it because people are stupid?

We don’t employ stupid ideas in house building just because people are stupid.

Why must we pander to stupid ideas in politics?

It’s not exclusively stupid people who buy into stupid ideas, it’s educated people as well.

The other day, I saw two educated people in healthcare walking around my neighborhood with face masks.

I’ve given up trying to educate people on the face mask.

That’s right, I’ve given up.

People don’t want to know the truth. They want to go along. They enjoy going along.

Just as I enjoy not going along, others love going along.

They must get an erection by going along.

They must derive sexual pleasure from doing so.

There must be sexual pleasure because there certainly isn’t any rational thought in going along for the sake of going along.

I would have thought that Americans would have learned from the Nazi experience the dangers of going along.

But we haven’t learned.

We are just like the German people in the 1930s who went along with the Nazi program not so much because they hated the Jews but because the government created or played into man’s desire to belong.

Therein lies the core fault of humanity and in turn socialism.

Man prizes conformity over confrontation.

Man fears being alone. People derive strength from the pack.

I do not, but I am an aberration. I am a freak.

When my father died, I was thirteen years of age. After finding out that he died, I cried and ran to a secret hiding place behind a bush that was tucked up to a neighbor’s house. I wanted to be alone. I did not and do not derive strength, as others do, by being in company. I wanted to be alone.

I am a freak.

The vast majority of people derive strength from others. They need to go along or they will die.

I recognize that a society will not work unless people join the program, but sometimes that program is wrong.

Sometimes that program is horribly wrong.

Sometimes malicious individuals can hijack humanity and steer it horribly wrong.

This happened under Stalin. This happened under Hitler. This happened under Mao.

It is happening here in the United States and in other countries around the world.

Horrible malicious people have hijacked the leadership here and are spreading lies and nonsense that will enslave humanity for a long time.

Except for these writings I have nearly given up hope of convincing individuals.

Elie Wiesel tells a story in his book, Night, of Jews who escaped the concentration camps early on in the Holocaust. These Jews went back to their village and told the people what was going on. They were not listened to.

They were not listened to.

Why were they not listened to? Why would you not listen to someone who would tell you a story of mass genocide especially if the person was emaciated, sickly looking and threadbare?

You would not listen to that person if your value system spoke contrary to that and if the consensus ruled that the story could not be true.

Conformity is a powerful force.

If Jews who escaped the concentration camps could not convince their fellow villagers of the truth, what chance do I have?

I’ve spent many hours dreaming of becoming a terrorist, but I know nothing of explosives or weapons. It is too late to go to school.

I’m stuck, and so I think that maybe I should ride it out. Perhaps I can ride out the next ten to fifteen years if I am lucky enough to stay alive.

Or maybe we, I, can convince the politicians to leave us alone if only we pay them to.

I know, it’s a protection racket. We would be paying them to leave us alone.

It would be like paying farmers to not plant crops. It would be a subsidy of sorts.

Maybe that’s the ticket.

What do you think?

You’ve heard of the Mexican town, Cheran, haven’t you?

This is the town that got tired of corruption. So the citizens fired the leadership and took over the management of the town.

Crime dropped, kidnappings dropped, violence dropped. Life improved.

What this suggests is that the leadership of any town or country can be hijacked by an evil gang that does a great disservice to its citizenry.

We permit such a leadership by going along, by deluding ourselves that we are good citizens by doing so.

Unfortunately we are anything but.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Trump and his Junkies

What does Trump offer that people find attractive? Why do people follow him?

What Trump offers is the idea that Americans can get a better shake in life.

That is what he offers. That is what he promotes – a dream.

Does he deliver?

If there exists evidence to suggests that he does not deliver, and there exists plenty of that, then why do people still follow him?

He continues to attract large crowds, so what gives?

His followers continue to crave him just as the junkie craves the drug dealer.

Trump is a drug dealer doling out daily doses of funny one-liners – the political equivalent of crack cocaine.

Hey, watch what Trump said about Biden. And how about that comment about Pelosi? Wasn’t that hilarious?

Each day brings a new irresistible high.

Each day demands a higher dose of the addicting junk.

This junk costs money though.

The currency paid does not come from real cash, but from the printed funny kind that the Fed magically gins up every day of the week to support the shenanigans of his administration.

Not only has Trump not ended the foreign wars, he has created a new war, the coronavirus war; only in this case, the enemy is the American people.

The neat trick about this war is that the American people are paying for their own demise.

And that demise will come. That demise is happening right now.

Unfortunately, the addict is always the last person to see that he is addicted.

Even as the addict descends into a state of poverty and despair, he is unable to see that he has a problem.

One only needs to look around to see the devastation that Donald Trump has caused.

The economy is in chaos. It is not coming back soon.

The hospitality industry is destroyed. The airline industry is destroyed. The restaurant industry is destroyed. Healthcare has taken a huge hit. Car sales are down.

These are huge segments of the population that when not functioning act as an anchor upon the economy threatening to drag a boat in a stormy sea down.

People are walking around in masks that have no basis in science.

False hope for an unproven and potentially unsafe vaccine is promoted.

The dogs and cats in your neighborhood have it better than you. They are at least free.

In spite of this, the people believe. And they will continue to believe until they can pay no more.

Instead of meat and potatoes, Trump serves up a steady diet of cotton candy devoid of substance.

Just as Trump bankrupted his casinos, he is now bankrupting the nation and the American people.

There is no convincing the addicts. To this day, people line up their cars to travel in the Trump Train.

They drive aimlessly around town.

But where is the train going? Not one of his followers can point to a comprehensive plan that Trump is prosecuting.

Regardless of what you think about Joe Biden, he was correct on one salient point in the debate: Trump has no plan for healthcare.

That’s right. Trump had four years to develop a health care plan. He has no plan.

Do you know what Trump’s plan is?

It should be obvious. Trump is an entertainer. He’s a drug dealer. His job is to sell you a new high, an escape, a dream.

That’s what Trump is all about – a dream.

The problem with Trump is that his dream has no backing behind it.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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