The Gift Of Gab June 29, 2016Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: Hillary, Ireland, Trump
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I just returned from a visit to Ireland with a tour group. While there I had several interesting conversations with the locals who were keenly interested in what was going on in the States regarding our upcoming election. While the consensus among all I talked with was America’s options where bad and really bad, I found the rationale behind their opinions curious. It was unanimous that they thought Trump was a raving lunatic and would certainly start dropping atomic bombs on everyone once he got elected. In the same breath they thought Hillary was a psychopathic liar and was in the race for her own good and not the country’s. When asked who they would choose, almost to a person they chose Hillary over Trump. I asked why and got some interesting answers. One chap, who I thought the least liberal of all I spoke to was simply more comfortable with the known quantity of Hillary. He said everyone knows she’s a liar but she would probably work with Europe and the rest of the world better than Trump would. A key comment was about how Hillary was much more sympathetic to Europe’s socialism and would probably push the States more in that direction—something he liked.
Another gentleman was put off by Trump’s ego and bombast calling him some colorful names I shall not repeat.
They asked me how could someone like Trump win the nomination. Being on a tour with 100 guests I knew it was not the time nor the place to delve very deep into my personal thoughts but I did share with him a few pearls that probably wouldn’t get me into any trouble.
I began by saying a large number of Americans are fed up with our open borders. I did not hide my disdain for Obama and his actions these past 8 years. I said a growing number of Americans see the destruction of our American way of life due to Obama’s ‘no border’ policy and want to stop it. I was challenged by one bloke who said America was always the place immigrants could go to have it better. I agreed but said that unlike the great European immigrations of the 18th century, todays migrants have little desire to assimilate and take full advantage of the asinine policy of offering welfare, medical care and other social benefits right out of the gate. I reminded him that his ancestors, who risked their lives to leave a starving nation, brought with them a fierce work ethic, a strong belief in God and a determination to assimilate and join the new country as proud citizens—all things none of the ‘new immigrants’ choose to do.
I also told him Trump hit a nerve with people fed up with career politicians. As someone outside of the Washington mainstream, who promised to self-fund his campaign, Trump seems like a chance to break away from the politics-as-usual. On this point I got the only real agreement from my Irish friends. They too were weary of their career pols walking the halls of the Irish Parliament in Dublin and understood my position.
The Republic of Ireland is not as socialistic as the UK. Don’t get me wrong though, they’re still far too liberal for me and their people expect the State to provide much of what I do not want it to provide here in America.
While I never told any of the people I talked to who I would vote for in November, I did say I would never vote for Hillary. I explained we have had far too many crooks, liars and thieves in Washington and I wasn’t about to reward another one with the Presidency.
Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization June 1, 2016Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: Dennis Prager, judging, Leftist Ideolgy, standards
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Dennis Prager just wrote, superbly, exactly what I have tried to distill down to for nearly the past eight years. Here’s a snippet; “Why is the Left hostile to Western civilization? After decades of considering this question, the answer, I have concluded, is: standards.
The Left hates standards – moral standards, artistic standards, cultural standards. The West is built on all three, and has excelled in all three. The Left hates standards because when there are standards, there is judgment. And Leftists don’t want to be judged.”
“…And finally, we come to the Left’s loathing of the religions of Western civilization — the Judeo-Christian religions, with their clear standards of right and wrong.
Bible-based religions affirm a morally judging God. For the Left, that is anathema. For the Left, the only judging allowed is Leftist judging of others. No one judges the Left. Neither man nor God.”