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One of the problems with the alt-right and any fascist movement associated with white America is that the establishment and the media can delegitimize real grievances white middle-class America has by stating that any attempts to see that those grievances are addressed, free speech rallies or what have you, are fueled by a fascist system of beliefs when in fact for most of white America that is not true. White America, particularly middle-class white America, has legitimate grievances.

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If you ask me, the best thing to come out of all of this free speech, anti-this and anti-that is that America is beginning to rediscover the meaning of crucial words like “socialism” and “communism” and it’s not too late to prevent the complete socialization of the country now that the subject is back on the front burner. Ever since the fall of The Soviet Union, the public seems to have forgotten what communism and socialism is all about and it has taken on new forms, such as The Democratic Party and various forms of The Republican Party.

Fascism in the form of Nazism, for example, is merely another form of big government socialism. I’ve been saying that for years. Read back through my blog. I’ve said it over and over.

If we do anything with the social discord in the country now let’s learn what we as a country have forgotten, that big government and socialism don’t work and in their worst, most powerful forms, they can quickly become forms of evil.

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Some of the activity in Charlottesville has been called “terrorism” by the media and the establishment.

I would have to disagree. Activities attributed to an internal or civil struggle, what we are witnessing now in Charlottesville, originate from within the population with the ultimate goal of social or political change. Activity resulting from an internal struggle is not terrorism.

Terrorism is an act perpetrated upon a population to spread fear with the ultimate goal of undermining the morale of that population.

The two types of activity are not the same.

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This isn’t an observation about what happened in Charlottesville, VA, or whether what happened was right or wrong. It’s about something else.

There is something entirely disturbing about the bevy of overpaid, disingenuous CEO’s leaving Trump’s business council because of his response to something he had little control over.

Trump didn’t endorse anyone’s behavior in a single response to the situation in Charlotteville, VA.

Instead, what Trump basically said is that for the situation to have happened, it took both sides to act as they did. I don’t know if that is true or not. I was not there. But there was an awful lot of vile stuff flying around (if you watched the riot being livestreamed you know what I am talking about). The riot was escalating by the moment. Something was going to happen. Both sides were heavily involved physically.

But for the CEO’s to walk off of the business council after Trump’s response, some of the CEO’s who make hundreds of times more in salary than the average worker in their corporations, many of the CEO’s leaders of corporations that have off-shored to China much if not most of the production of the products they manufacture, or CEO’s of corporations that price drugs way beyond those prices charged in almost all other countries, gouging the American public, well, it sounds to me like they are using this as an opportunity to somehow distance themselves from their own corporate transgressions and misdeeds against the people of The United States while making President Trump the scapegoat for something he had nothing to do with in the first place. That is in fact what they are doing.

Much of the social disruption we witnessed in Charlottesville is the direct result of the economic decisions the leadership of those corporations have made, putting Americans out of work by off-shoring, often laying off tens of thousands of people at a time, enough to populate entire cities, pitting one economic and social class against the other through slick advertising campaigns, disenfranchising television broadcasts and elaborate displays of wealth, or receiving special tax incentives which essentially bankrupt the municipalities and locales in which they do business merely for the promise of providing jobs (or else we will off-shore to somewhere else).

The economic and social damage during the last three decades to the United States brought by many of the corporations who walked off of the council is immeasurable. And they want to make Trump the scapegoat? Can you hear them snickering as the run off? “Hey, Donald! See you, sucker! Ha, ha, ha, ha!”

Shame on them. Somebody make a list of them and put it in the system so everyone can get a good look, please.

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Since White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has left his position as Chief of Staff I’ve noticed a significantly positive change in tone and attitude coming from The White House and to me it seems like a good thing. Trump is much more aggressive and more forthcoming with directions and commands to his cabinet and the elected body. That’s why the country voted for him. Let’s hope we see more traction on issues, now.

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I’ve been seeing a lot of left-wing anti-Russia posts on FB and other social media and some even ask the question, “Why does the American left suddenly hate Russia?” Or something to that effect.

I think I have an answer.

At one time American lefties could say their brand of socialism wasn’t as bad or as far to the left at Russian socialism, which made American socialism somewhat tolerable to reasonable Americans, or as far left as The Soviet Union’s form of socialism, which was of course communism, or complete state ownership and control of property.

But Russia is no longer so far to the left and in fact has moved quite a bit to the right. Since American socialism has been anchored in Russian socialism for so long and that anchor has moved so far to the right, so too must American socialism move to the right, which of course undermines American socialism. The one is dependent upon the other.

I think American lefties are angry that Russian lefties aren’t so “left” anymore and that’s why American leftists are suddenly anti-Russia.

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First, let me say here that I’m not talking about President Trump. I’m talking more about the Lindsey Graham’s and such who’ve made a career out of sending our young men and women in to harm’s way simply because somebody said something inflammatory in another part of the world.

If there is one reason why I’d like to see less inflammatory rhetoric on the international scene at the very least by OUR ELECTED, their elected, their dictators, and whomever else might be slinging threats and barbs around on the global stage it’s that all of the threatening talk and name calling causes our elected here in The US to stray off topic and not do what we elected them to do, which is of course expensive to the taxpayer and it gives our elected a reason to screw off and not get their jobs done. Not all of them, of course, but there are quite a few who are specialists at getting away with doing nothing.

If I’m not mistaken, I think teachers call that “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” or ADHD for short, a condition that manifests itself when students are off task constantly and become disruptive in the classroom.

It could appear that many of our elected have ADHD.

There may be a lot going on internationally, but don’t forget your homework, people.

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