“Don’t get me wrong, And you can speak your mind, But not on my time” Billy Joel
They will tell you how to think, they will tell you how to dress, and if not the will ‘bring you to heel.’
I am utterly disgusted with people criticizing Donald Trump over his peace overtures in North Korea. The man has finally done something good, maybe something historical. I don’t care if it’s about a Trump tower going up in North Korea or a casino. I don’t care if it delights Putin. North Korea is a flashpoint. What that means is that if things go bad there, not only could it lead to war but it could lead to a World War. And in that context, it could bring about the end of all life on planet Earth.
Ninety percent of South Koreans support peace. It is after all their own country and they should be given the right to self-determination. But who is now complaining against these grand movements to peace, none other than the Democratic Party. Now herein comes the game of words ‘Right is Right.’
First of all, when somebody does something that is good we should give them recognition. I believe that no man is my enemy but rather the thoughts and ideas that are behind that man. So the real enemy isn’t Donald Trump or the Republican Party or the Democratic Party but their warlike attitude and their catering to merchants of greed. In these peace overtures with North Korea, Trump has ended the ‘war games’ conducted in South Korea. These war games were practicing how to wage war with North Korea. If Canada or Mexico practiced them against us we would be greatly alarmed. The ending of the ‘war games’ is a move toward peace. Donald Trump is right to de-escalate.
Now dealing with the Democratic party once again ‘Right is Right.’ Politics in America has become tremendously skewed. There is no functioning left wing party. Instead, we have two versions of the same party bought and owned by Wall Street. In a fair election, Bernie Sanders could have won the Democratic nomination. Even with his ‘liberal’ views he is not really left wing, he is simply farther on the left. A real left-wing candidate wouldn’t be for capitalism but would be calling for the abolishment of capitalism, like Eugene Debs did.
Furthermore, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate distanced herself from the left. She did this in two major ways. The first is that she distanced herself from Bernie Sanders. If Hillary had embraced Bernie and his followers she would have won in a landslide. Instead, she maintained her conservative views. Secondly, Hillary lavished in the endorsement of Henry Kissinger. Henry Kissinger is a war criminal and one of the worst human beings to ever walk planet Earth. Henry Kissinger is like Hitler or worse. If Hillary was elected I feared the start of World War 3. The Democratic party is on the right because if you have conservative policies you are conservative.
I am all for ending this ‘endless’ war that the United States is involved with. Many citizens of this country don’t realize that the world views us in a similar way to Nazi Germany before World War 2. Or England or any other imperialistic power who caused havoc and destruction around the world. The United States ‘exceptionalism’ is just an excuse to exert our military power any place we feel like. The United States has become the world’s bully.
The general idea is that we do not become slaves to a particular party. That we do not follow people but rather inspire to do the right thing and live up to our ideals. Perhaps there is something sinister lurking behind the scenes. That wouldn’t surprise me and it certainly wouldn’t be anything new. But I am a soldier for peace and I know that stopping ‘war games’ is a good thing in South Korea. I would have supported the stopping of the war games without any action of North Korea. So way to go, Donald Trump, maybe now you can start on nuclear disarmament.
These days are dark days indeed. Please check out my science fiction book “Dark Matters”. https://johnkaniecki.weebly.com/dark-matters.html
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