Tuesday 11 April 2017

Nothing Has Changed

After some thinking prompted by Eduardo the Magnificent, I have changed my mind.
Originally I thought that Trump might have been a wake-up and shake-up sort-it-out for America.

Now I'm pretty-much thinking that nothing has changed. Just another dark-horse candidate who turned out to be the same as the rest.

So let's start another war in the middle-east: blow up an airfield in Syria.

Niccolo Machiavelli in The Prince states:
Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.
You crush them or you do nothing.

Empty mouthings by talking heads signify nothing. Only actions speak truth.

What truth does that single strike on Syria tell us?

"The military-industrial complex is going to have a good run of business for the next 4-8 years."

America doesn't absolutely need oil from the middle-east. If they want to, they can be very much energy self-sufficient. So they're just poking their nose in someone else's business, one of the most stupid damn things people ever do. (Gonna get that nose chopped off? Dumbass...)

Farewell, America. Stick a fork in you. You are done.

I will have to come over there in the next year or two, to tick a couple of things off my bucket-list. Grand Canyon. Grand Teutons. Yellowstone Park. That sort of thing. While I still can, before things get worse.
On an unrelated note, I see that Uncle Bob has not posted for over a week. I'm hoping that he's okay. Man is older than I am, hope it's not something unfortunately medical-related that's happened to him.


  1. Eduardo the Magnificent11 April 2017 at 13:56

    Trump has said from Day 1 that he wanted to defund some government programs and beef up the military. Presumably, the funds would be diverted from one to the other. Knowing that, yeah, he was probably going to get mixed up in a skirmish somewhere. Many people here equate country with military, so "America First" = strong military. Many sports teams wear camo for federal and memorial holidays.

    All that being said, Trump wasn't supposed to be a savior, only a step in the opposite direction, and hopefully get some winning momentum going. I think many of his supporters will consider him a success no matter what if he builds the wall. We'll see.

    1. You may be right. A small step.

      We will see - I will admit to being pessimistic about things now.