LC’s Commentary

Listen To The Voice of Reason

Oh give me a home

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There is a disturbing difference between those who have so much and those who have little.  The difference rears its ugly head in this document.  The top photo shows one of President of the United States Donald Trump’s homes/businesses in Florida. The bottom photo show a young man living in a bus stop shelter in Stone Mountain Georgia. This man has been living in this bus stop shelter for several months. It pains me to drive by him and observe his predicament. I frequently stop by and chat with him, and offer encouragement. I also go to the store and get some of the simple things he needs just to survive.  He is very unhealthy and probably has not had a real bath in months.  In a world, especially in a nation with so much wealth, it is hard to fathom why someone is living in a bus stop shelter.  Some will likely blame his condition on him. However, listening to him, leads me to believe he is incapable of making decisions that will get him out of his current situation.  Some will look at this document and see Donald Trump as a shining example of success, and the other person as a failure- The kind of person Dr. Ben Carson described in a recent interview.  John D. Rockefeller, Jr. put it best. He said, I was born with it and there was nothing I could do about it. It was there, like air or food, or any other element. The only question is with wealth is what do you do with it.  Albert Einstein said the value of a man, should be seen in what he gives and not in what he receives. The huge gap between those at the top and those at the bottom (income inequality) continues to grow. Is there an end to this madness-probably not, as long as those in power deny that this it is in fact a problem. However, just because a significant number of Americans do not see it as a problem, does not negate the fact that it is indeed a problem. The struggle between the have and have not continues. There is little evidence that those who have most of the wealth of this nation will change their minds about sharing a little more of it. Those caught between the rich and poor, (the middle class) are squeezed and being slowly crushed between these two extremes. An African saying put it best. When elephants fight, the grass suffers.

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May 30, 2017 Posted by | Donald Trump, Failed economic poicy, Soup kitchens, Trickle up economics, Uncategorized, wealth redistribution | Leave a comment

Angry White Men

Angry about what

Donald Trump’s became President of these United States because his campaign apparatus was able to garner the vote of the supposedly Angry White man.  How were political activists and conservative politicians able to convince millions of white men that they had a reason to be angry?  The last time I looked, white men still has most of the wealth of this nation. They own most of the businesses in this nation. They hold most of the positions of influence in this nation.  They occupy most of the seats in congress, in the white house, in courts systems, including the Supreme Court.   So why are they angry? One reason, just maybe, they feel they deserve more of the wealth of this nation.  Could it be they feel they can no longer treat a certain segment of society as their ancestors did?  Are they afraid of losing their majority status in the United States?

The opinion that White Men should be angry continue to be preached on Fox and Conservative Talk Radio. Even Conservative Christian Radio took up the banner of Angry White Men and saturated the airwaves on a daily basic with this rhetoric during the last Presidential election cycle. Christian beliefs based on the bible were put aside and millions of voters chose to vote for Donald Trump.  Lord J. Russell had this to say about this issue. It is of the utmost importance that a nation should have a correct standard by which to weigh the character of its rulers.   Trump supporters choose to ignore his character.

Take a look what is taking place in United States politics. A clear picture of what is taking place is now in plain sight. Political pundits have established a propaganda machine that allowed this Angry White Men mentality to develop and become believable.  The United States political system has been hacked.  An uninformed voter makes hacking of this system easier.  Look how easy Donald Trump became President of the United States.  Woodrow Wilson said it best. A little group of willful men representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great Government of the United States helpless and contemptible. Nothing is done in the White house- well, with the exception of Executive Orders and damage control. Both congressional houses are at loggers head. President Harry S, Truman must have had Donald Trump in mind when he said- A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.  It is unclear if Angry White Men are getting what they expected now that Trump is in office. Lots of them are still angry-maybe a little angrier!

May 23, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Common Sense no where to be found.

Anyone with any compassion for his or her fellowman must feel a little sorry for President Trump.  It is obvious that he is more than a little out of touch with reality. What causes his behavior-demeanor is difficult to understand. However, it is easy to see that something is wrong with our President.  He is doing his very best to put on a good face and pretend nothing is wrong.  Although I did not vote for Trump, I hate to see him struggling to run this Country.  To make matters worse, he surrounds himself with people who do not have the courage to steer him in the right direction.  His handlers are trying to hang on to the base that elected him, no matter how much damage it causes America.  Conservative Talk Radio (CTR) and Fox News Network (FNN) Created Donald Trump. They convinced their listeners that Donald Trump was just the man to undo everything that President Obama put in place.  These outlets convinced their listeners that America is in bad shape and President Obama’s leadership caused it.  These media outlets must share a lot of the blame for convincing their listeners that Trump would solve all of their real and imagined problems.

It is especially saddening and disheartening to see CTR and FNN continue to feed their listeners a study dose of garbage. Garbage designed to keep a segment of voters loyal to President Trump, no matter what.   These outlets know President Trump has become very irrational and continues to make bad decisions. CTR and FNN loyal listeners deserve better.  Trump supporters must be told the truth about this man. Truth vs loyalty is the question. What matters most? Loyalty trumps truth is the position taken by CTR and FNN.  You often hear them criticizing the media-as if they are not part of what they are criticizing.

Sam Moor had this to say about common sense: Freedom of the press and freedom of the radio are the common means by which the common man gets his common information on which must depend his common sense. Today we include television and internet.

President Trump’s vault of common sense is empty.  Was it ever full is the question.  CTR and FNN   Support for his actions and assimilation and distribution of this support to their listening audience gives the president a false sense of security. His refusal to change his behavior reflects how he feels about his control of his supporters. He feels comfortable reneging on his campaign promises.  He knows his propaganda machine CTR and FNN will smooth thing over with his supporters. Most Trump supporters are slow to realize the effectiveness of a well-oiled propaganda machine.  Joseph Paul Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Czar said: We made the Reich by Propaganda.

Trump supporters are in a very difficult position. Most do not want to admit that they made a bad decision by supporting and voting for Trump. I say to them, for the good of the country, admit you made a mistake.  It is obvious that your decisions were based on the  information you got from sources that offered a one-sided view of political situations and positions.  A reluctance to seek opposite opinions that may have been eye-opening and enlightening, leaves you with  limited knowledge of what is really taking place in this Nation politics.  Depending on Conservative Talk Radio and Fox News Network is a sure fire way of depriving oneself of a whole lot  of  Information-information sorely needed to make rational decisions.  Trump Supporters-consider seeking information from sources other than the propaganda machine of the republican Party-namely, Conservative Talk Radio and FOX News Network. It is time for truth from all quarters.  America deserves truth-nothing else!

May 18, 2017 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment