Pictured above is Pop-Pop (me) and my biracial granddaughter. Keep that in mind as you read my thoughts. I love her with all my heart. I want to protect her like any grandparent. The number 1 thing I get concerned about is the dangerous rhetoric and ideas of the Democratic Party which has been taken over by the far Left.
I could not help but reflect on the accusations made against Donald Trump about “dangerous rhetoric.” The Left claims he incites some of the violence seen at Trump rallies. Trump simply wants order inside the rally areas he and his supporters have paid for. Wouldn’t that be your stance if you paid for a wedding hall and malcontents crashed your daughter’s wedding? What Hillary and other Democratic Politicians support is a violent hate group.
Think about it.
Fact: Black Lives Matter uses inflamatory speech and is a hate group. You can easily search it.
Fact: Hillary Clinton and most Liberal / Democratic politicians support Black Lives Matter.
Fact: The shooter Micah Johnson was incited by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Fact: Black Lives Matter while saying they are peaceful commit all kinds of violent acts.
Logically speaking: Black Lives Matter is a violent hate group supported by Hillary and many other Democratic Politicians.
Do you want to support Political Candidates who in turn support hate and violence? Do you want your children and grandchildren following Black Lives Matter or someone who promotes Make America Great Again?
I was on Facebook after attending the Trump rally in Richmond last night and could not believe some of the things being said about Mr. Trump . The media absolutely lied about the size of the crowd in attendance and had posted a couple of pictures of a few people scattered around shortly after the doors were opened at 5 pm . They called the rally a flop . What they did not do is show the pictures of the large crowd after the rally was under way . Not a surprise ! Remember Benghazi ? How our government officials sat back and watched our people get murdered and did nothing to stop it ? Then had the nerve with the help of the media to lie to the American people and tell us it was because of some stupid video , not terrorist ! I for one have a real problem with a candidate that had any part in that horrific negligence , and that includes Hillary Clinton . Instead of people buying into the lies of the media and our current administration , they should be asking themselves how would they feel if that had been their family members . Remember that when you vote this November people and stop letting the media choose for you . GOD BLESS AMERICA
By now everyone knows about the IG report on Hillary. Of course the “spin” has begun from the Clinton Campaign. They keep harping that “others have done this…” and then go on to justify Hillary’s actions.
This is Obfuscation 101. The fact that another Secretary of State used private email occasionally for unclassified information is NOT the same as using a private server and circumventing security protocols.
Fact: We know Clinton used her personal server for ALL her email.
Fact: We know Clinton had thousands of classified emails on her personal server.
Fact: Negligence is not a defense in a criminal case.
Fact: The IG report specifically accused Clinton of violating department policy by not giving over emails when she left office.
Fact: The audit comes as the FBI is thought to be nearing the final phases of its own investigation into Clinton’s email use as secretary of state.
Final Fact: If a current member of the military had sent even one classified email over their personal email account they would be facing serious charges.
This morning Rowanne Brewer Lane appeared on FOX News to assure Donald Trump “There is a God” when defending Mr. Trump against lies the New York Times told about her experience with him.
I was dismayed at the response on Outnumbered, another FOX News show. They pointed out that this is only 1 woman out of many. I guess they do not realize it has only been 2 days since the article was released. There are probably a hundred reasons people might have for never stepping forward to correct the record.
The article says 50 were interviewed over 6 weeks. The Times does not mention at the top that many had good things to say about Mr. Trump. Example:
Several women who have held positions of power within the Trump Organization in recent years said they had never known Mr. Trump to objectify women or treat them with disrespect.
“I think there are mischaracterizations about him,” said Jill Martin, a vice president and assistant counsel at the company. Ms. Martin said Mr. Trump had enthusiastically supported her decision to have two children over the past five years, even when it meant working from home and scaling back on business travel.
“That’s hard with women lawyers,” she said. “For me, he’s made it a situation where I can really excel at my job and still devote the time necessary for my family.”
The quote above is around 3 quarters into a very long article. Most will never read down that far.
In many Posts I write I remind people that I belonged to military unit that broadcasted propaganda. While I was not involved in propaganda directly I certainly picked up on a few things over 23 years of service.
Trust me when I tell you that one of the techniques is to prioritize your point of view by putting it at the top of an article or broadcast. This sets the tone for everything else. Few people today have the attention span to read more than 500 words. That is one reason I keep my posts under that.
The bottom line is you cannot trust the NY Times as a news source.
Echo Chamber From the Urban Dictionary: A person who totally, obsequiously agrees with everything another person says.
If you have a wide circle of friends on Facebook you probably encounter friends with all sorts of political views. I have a tendency to seek out those with a point of view opposite of my own. I like to understand where people are coming from. I also like to be challenged on why I believe what I do.
Recently I noticed two of my friends on FB were really angry at Trump and Trump supporters. Of course, I could not resist. I usually find items that are pure one sided propaganda. I then throw in a link to present a counter to that point of view or a link to the truth. Often times the friend or their friend leaps in and answers with more illogical ranting or more links to websites that are at the very least one sided. This of course leads to another counter link or explanation of how logic works. Very soon they get it and reply with more anger which only makes them seem less intelligent.
I was in a unit that broadcast propaganda as one of the main missions. As an AGR i was assigned to that unit for just under 23 years. I became very interested in propaganda and how it works. It is now so easy to spot. I then became a Christian and ended up in a church lead by one of the nation’s foremost apologetics experts. I learned a lot from good old Dr. Robert Morey.
As a student of debate and logic it is easy for me to destroy left wing propaganda. The left has a tendency to focus on emotion rather than reason. I never use bad language and try to educate people on FB. It is hard to do this without hurting their feelings. Once they are exposed to the truth, logic or a counter point of view they flip out.
One person I worked with (I’ve been retired 14 years) is still serving. She finally got so worked up over a 2 week period she told me she did not want me to comment anymore. I guess it was shredding her inner beliefs but she could not admit it. You could tell her emotions were running high. I tried to remind her of the one thing I learned in the military that helps a lot during stressful times. Emotion eradicates skills. If you are emotionally invested in a point of view and it freaks you out to hear another point of view you cannot win an argument or think clearly.
In the end I suggested if she wanted to live in an Echo Chamber then she should simply unfriend me. Her frustration reminded me of these young people in college who cannot stand hearing an opposing point of view. They say they need a “safe place” to be educated. WOW, that has changed since I was young. We prided ourselves on our ability to understand all points of view. You did not have to agree with it but you should always try to understand it.
Bottom line, if you are for Trump try not to live in an echo chamber. Both sides can be guilty of this. Get out there and challenge and be challenged. Always do your research. Don’t surround yourself with people who agree with you. If you are right you should be able to defend your point of view with facts or plausible counter arguments.