Friday, March 11, 2016

To Trump or not to Trump

I'm not a fan of the Donald.  I understand the appeal to the average conservative (R) voter. They've been screwed over by their own party so many times they've hit a wall.  They're done, they've reached the point where the differences are irreconcilable. They want to see the establishment flushed down the drain.  Can't say I blame them.

Normally I vote my conscience - I don't buy into the big lie told by both the Republican and Democratic parties - that any vote for a third party is a wasted vote.  How can voting your beliefs be a waste?   Is the goal of our political system really to pick the Lesser of Two Evils?   Doesn't matter which one you pick - it's still EVIL.   And no, I'm not saying Donald is evil, but I don't think he's being even remotely honest with the voters either.  Hillary is evil, no doubt in my mind about that.  Bernie is far and away the most honest and sincere of the three candidates, but there's no way I'd vote for a socialist. His policies will kill the economy so fast it'll make your head spin.

Then again - I believe we're looking at WW III in the making -  Russia is stirring up the refugee's in Europe (or so I believe). They've given the best anti-aircraft weapons the Russians have to offer to Iran - which puts both the US and Israel in peril. China is moving in strength in the South China Sea and we have obligations to Japan, Okinawa, and Tiawan.   The Russians are also pushing in Europe. If we go one direction - the other will likely explode.  Obama has crippled our military so there's no chance of covering both plus the middle east. We're overextended, we have one of the weakest presidents in history, and Europe is under invasion by invitation.

The isolationist side of me says - screw 'em - Europe invited the Islamic hoards in, they can deal with it on their own - except they won't.  Unless that suppressed tendency of Germans to go from zero to Jackboot in the blink of an eye kicks in.   No this time it won't be little Germany and little Japan - it will be huge Russia, and huge China.  And our college students need safe spaces because someone expressed a thought.

I don't think we have a chance in hell of fixing things.  But Cruz might maybe hold things off long enough for the world economy to collapse - taking us with it.  But would you rather have a world economic collapse - or WW III and world economic collapse?  If China and Europe fail, taking Russia and America with them, we might escape  WW III.  If we go first - maybe we avoid it at least until China has gobbled up Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and everything else down to the Indian Ocean. While Russia snags Europe - once they're done, we're the obvious next target - then it's just a matter of splitting up the rest of the world.

So, I'm hoping Cruz get's the nomination, in which case I'll vote for him because we won't survive Hillary or Bernie. Or I'll hold my nose and vote for Trump - because there's no chance a libertarian will win, and we're at the point where the options on the left scare me enough to vote against them rather than for someone else.    And I really HATE being in this place.

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