The following essay is one that I published during the Presidential election year of 2012, except for the photo and Postscript. It was more of a conjecture at the time, and it ruffled a few feathers, but I think the passage of time has provided even more confirmation of the underlying hypothesis.
When I did a Google search for "Trump threat to world peace" I got 42,100,000 results.
"Trump madman" got 2,400,000 results. "Trump nuclear war" gets 87,900,000 results. "Trump dangerous" gets 148,000,000 results.
It seems everyone is convinced that Trump is a crazed madman who seeks WWIII.
So how ironic is it that Trump is closer to bringing the world toward peace than Nobel Peace Prize winner Barak Obama ever did?
Well the Lame Stream Mediocrity has completely glossed over this statement and accompanying gesture, wherein Vlad actually gave Donny a real Adidas Telstar Mechta (dream) ball from the World Cup
Video of Putin giving Trump the ball (41 seconds)
Before you answer think about what your answer will tell about you. He did get to be president didn't he? To do that he had to be free of many of the myths that conventional politics has made part of us.
Let me give an example. On July 4th someone "over there" pointed out the wording in our Declaration of Independence about things like "freedom" and "all men created equal", etc. and that it was written by slave owners and people who would commit genocide.
I have not written for a long time. I have been waiting and watching. Enough time has gone by for me to believe that I now have something to contribute. For those who do not know me I am a retired faculty member and author of a couple of books and lots of papers in refereed journals. They span the spectrum from very technical science to more recent political philosophy. The latter is manifest here or in my book with Jim Coffman.
Updated: So we knew the $$$ Trillion+ in Tax Giveaways to the rich had to be paid for 'somehow'. Now Repubs tell us how they plan to do it. Most smart people knew this was coming anyway, but now the first cannon balls have been fired against the ramparts, so this is no longer just a bad dream.
First, you need to know that a teacher in my past explained a comfortable bike seat was a "paradigm".
Now, I have just subjected myself to the Trumpers speech in Montana.
1. Too long.
2. He hits the bells.
This is why we don't have nice things.