Friday, October 25, 2019

How the Media Sold Me On Donald Trump

By Chuck Marshall


     The Donald.  Trump.  President Trump.  I don't think any single person has elicited such emotion from the general population as Donald Trump.  "Love him or hate him" should be his motto because that's how it is in America right now.  You either love him or hate him.  I actually don't love or hate him but I am amused by him and I understand what he's doing.  I've heard many Democrats go on about how stupid he is but if  there's one thing I can say with the utmost of confidence-  Donald Trump IS NOT stupid.   

     Before the elections of 2016 I hated Trump.  I thought he was exactly what all the Democrats think of him.  Just fill in the blank and that's what I thought of him !  Among the Republican candidates I was a very big Marco Rubio supporter.  I even did volunteer work for Rubio and registered as a Republican so I could vote for him in the primaries here in Florida.   Spanish speakers refer to him as "the silver tongued one" and he is in Spanish and in English,  IMHO. The reasons for my support were multiple, but I especially admire his great eloquence.  (something even Trumpkins cannot claim of The Donald is eloquence)   I still think Rubio is the smartest Republican of significant status in Washington, DC.   The mainstream media disliked Rubio because it was obvious he could beat Hillary Clinton,  so they attacked Rubio but left Trump alone during the primaries thinking there was "no way" Trump could beat Hillary.  This they lived to regret.   The conservative media disliked Rubio because he's always been open to negotiating with the Democrats and getting things done for a change in DC.

      My opinion of "The Donald"  changed on election night.  After mourning the defeat of Marco Rubio - who was clearly the best candidate IMHO- I dismissed all politics from my life and watched casually as "The Donald" and "Hillary" fought it out.  I watched the debates and considered it was like watching professional wrestling VS Greco Roman Wrestling.  Hillary was the strong "traditional" politician, Trump was the "no holds barred" outsider.  Neither really won the debates because neither was playing the same game.  In the end Trump won, of course, because he walked away with the election.

     My opinion of "The Donald" changed in the hours that he looked like he was going to win the election that Tuesday night.   My opinion changed because overnight I witnessed the mask on the Mainstream media come falling off their faces.  The normal "feigned neutrality" of media was in full tailspin over Trump's election and their Halloween masks slipped off as they revealed their preference for our leadership in government.   They prefer Democrats and their ideals of government control.  None of it was an illusion of the right, it was actually very true and they no longer hid it.  The rest of the story is the continual battle between them and "The Donald" as they and the Dems hilariously attempt to remove him from office for doing the very things their buddies in the Democratic party do with almost no accountability.

     After watching the shock of Donald Trump's election, it occurred to me that I might actually enjoy watching the professional wrestler take on the media conglomerates and their minions in the Democratic party.  I no longer felt ill at his insults to his political opponents and I enjoy the news conferences where he told the Democratic reporters what he really thought of them and their "fair" coverage.  I can't imagine Marco Rubio surviving the scathing attacks of the media but The Donald not only survives it,  he relishes it !  The irony is they are the cause of his success with their  primary coverage favoring Trump.  They fuel the fire of his obnoxious personality with their sanctimony and self righteous virtue signalling and shrill coverage over "non issues" that only matter to people who watch soap operas.  They and the Democrats had a good thing going but I know most conservative Americans will never trust them again.  Gone are the days of polite manners while our government and the media coordinate the removal of individual rights, one at at time.  Drain the swamp Donald !   Drain the Swamp.

In My Humble Opinion.


Friday, October 18, 2019

Treason Against the American People

By Chuck Marshall

     The Democratic leadership and their minions in the mainstream media have refused to accept the will of the people.  They have taken over Congress and used it as a weapon against a President they despise rather than as a tool of the people they supposedly represent.  They are a party searching for a crime.  They are not interested in the United States or its people they are interested in their own party, their own feelings and their need to feel virtuous and superior to the rest of the world.  That world includes the poor people they claim to be so concerned about.  Make no mistake, they don't sincerely care about these people except at a very superficial level.  What they really care about is controlling all those minds.   They are addicted to their ideas of government where it solves all the problems and they are the "solvers".  They despise  Donald Trump because he is the first Republican since Ronald Reagan with the guts to stand up to them and their minions in the national media.  He has dared to try and "drain the swamp" they so adore.  He must be stopped at all costs in their minds.  

   What has been the crime of Donald Trump ?   Everything he has done is exactly what all manner of government leaders have done for the last 30 years except that they hate him- so what is normally ignored or minimized has become worthy of impeachment.   What they normally see as  "part of the job" has become a "dangerous crime" that must be investigated and prosecuted. 

What has Donald Trump done ? 

     He has kept our country out of war.  Despite the government's normal tendency to use our young men as a tool to get what they want on the world stage- that this be virtuous or not is beside the point- he has reduced the need for troops in the world.  The conquest of ISIS alone has saved thousands of lives, both American and not American.   In fact, he has done what he said in the election-  kept us out of wars and brought many of our troops home.  The world is not ours to control militarily and if some other power wants to walk in and try to control it themselves, then let them.  There are other, more effective ways to influence foreign powers that do not require we sacrifice our young men.   It's called negotiation.  Such  an idea has been foreign to our government for a long time.  The answer has always been to step in and spend more of our money and spill more of our children's blood to get what the old men want. 

     He has established a roaring economy.    Through deregulation and a reduction in taxes he has established a solid economy from the most basic of economic facts that any student understands at a gut level;  Money begets more money.  A thriving commerce is good for everyone in society.  Anything that gets in the way of commerce should be scrutinized and minimized to encourage a flourishing market.  That he has done.  Again, exactly what he said he would do in his campaign. 

     He has exposed the media for their partisan politics.  Witness the faces of the mainstream media the night he won the elections.  The man they thought they were using to get a Democrat in the White House actually won !  Not only did he win but he is the most obnoxious and crass of all the Republican candidates.  "Oh, woe is me"  you could hear them cry in their hearts.  The last three years has simply solidified the horrifying fact that the mainstream media is "all in" for the Democrats and their ideas and any Republicans are to be scrutinized and minimized as much as possible.  It wasn't all in the  imagination of conservatives after all !   It looks like this bias been abundant since around the election of JFK in 1960.   The partisan nature of the mainstream media and whoever controls them is now an obvious fact.   The election of Donald Trump is a consequence of the media and their games.  I supported Marco Rubio whom they clearly disliked because they could see he might beat Hillary Clinton.  Their games came back to haunt them and hopefully - history will show- that was the beginning  of the end of this silent tyranny we've all been living under for more than 50 years.  

      Really, the biggest crime of them all is the Democrat controlled Congress.   It seems the job of congress is no longer to represent the citizens of their districts but it is to go after political opponents and make money off the American taxpayer. I thought they represented all the people but today they only represent the citizens belonging to their party and whatever corporate crony or special interest is paying their bills. We live in a time of extremist tyranny where we have a government caught up in partisan politics and cronyism to the point that it no longer functions.

In My Humble Opinion.....

Friday, October 11, 2019

Trump's Impeachment - The Power's That Be are Getting Anxious

By Chuck Marshall

*This blog takes 1 and a half minutes to read.

         After staying away from the news and living  in blissful ignorance for several months, I've come to the conclusion that the Trump Impeachment is going to have to be something I watch and internalize- as much as I hate the idea.    The blissful ignorance has been wonderful but things seem to be heating up in the idiotic world of politics and since I've committed to writing in this blog once a week, I need the material anyway so I can ramble on with at least a modicum of intelligence and knowledge. 

       First of all I'm surprised it took the Democrats this long to find a reason to try an impeachment !  I think they hung their hat on the Russia Collusion scandal, and since that didn't work it took some time for them to establish another  reason to  get rid of  their "Valdemort".  Once again, he truly lives in their  heads and they will try anything and everything to get rid of him,  the country be damned.    

         I've been thinking how different the two parties think on so many issues, including the very personality of the president.  Democrats want another JFK or Obama, someone dashing and eloquent who can hypnotize them all into forming a new "world order" in whatever form that may be.   They like a President who will "do their thinking for them" as it were.    The Republicans want someone to "get it done" and leave the eloquence to times of trouble when  silky words are truly necessary.  As odious as his personality truly is,  you can't argue that Trump's getting things done.  

         My fellow citizens, you must always remember that WE are in charge.  It's in the Constitution and all of our founding documents.  If you don't like the Prez then vote for another one, but ripping the existing leader is a waste of time.  Just because he can't weave a beautiful speech and has abrupt manners doesn't mean he can't lead the government.  In so many ways Trump is a living, walking and talking embodiment of the rage many of us feel as we see our power being taken.  There is now a power shift away from the multi-nationals and the big government beneficiaries that have been robbing us for decades.  They are anxious and nearly hysterical that their world of privilege is in danger.  This is obvious if you watch the mainstream media in their expressions and comments focusing totally on his obnoxious personality rather than anything he's done as far as leading.  They are use to leading us and directing our thoughts according to them and their corporate overlords.  They are the talking heads of the big business and big government that want to control you.  Trump is contrary to their plan with his talk of draining the swamp and for "calling them out" for their double standards and hypocrisy.  If you continue to focus on the personality rather than the accomplishments then you're a victim of the greedy corporate bastards that so many of you claim to despise.    

In My Humble Opinion........


Friday, October 4, 2019

For Every Season--- Time to Change

By Chuck Marshall

Dear loyal readers,

     Today I turn 56.  I feel better about that than I did turning 28.  For some reason turning 28 was really hard for me because I was getting close to my 30's and I still felt lost.   There was no reason to feel lost, though.   I was living in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,  I had a great apartment,  a good social life, and lived 3 blocks from the ocean in the Harbor Beach neighborhood (really the nicest area of an already beautiful city) and yet I was unhappy.  The reason was pretty simple.  I felt alone in a confusing and confounding world and life.   I  had no wife, no children, no real identity and I was still in a career I hated.  I worked for a large corporation which is truly a soul-sucking endeavor that I have warned my children about since they could speak.  (I have never worked for the government but I can only imagine it's equally miserable).   So, today I turn 56 and I am at a point in my life where I am the happiest I've ever been.   There are challenges as always but this year has taught me a lot about myself and I feel I've drawn closer to understanding the universe and this weird life we're living.  I've been meditating almost daily since April, an exercise I encourage all of you to pick up if you don't already.   It creates calm in the unpredictable sea of life.  In addition we have found a church that I actually look forward to attending and we are a part of a Bible study group of really genuine, cool people not sanctimonious fakes.  Things are good in Chuck Marshall's life !

    So, in honor of my own birthday I've decided to change the name of this blog.  I'm going back to the original title "Chuck Marshall's Humble Opinion".   Why ?  I feel like Marshall in the Middle has run its course and just like the Independent political movement it has no sense of purpose., it just sort of wanders around getting upset about the stupidity of our government and society but it does nothing about it.  I hope by widening my topics of discussion I'm not so married to politics and I can ramble on about other stupid things that annoy me.   In addition,  my heart feels very strongly in favor of a much smaller government that enables the individual-- a conservative philosophy.    There is much I don't agree with that conservatives seem stuck with, but IMHO their problem is they offer no solutions to real problems.  That's not leading it's nihilism.   The political process is almost too easy to criticize, it's like expressing contempt for organized dog fighting.  Yes, it's terrible but still it continues because a lot of people benefit and a lot of people enjoy the dog fight.   The only way to halt gridlock is to stop supporting the dog fight.  I hope this blog effectively criticizes the powers that be;  the political parties, the multi- national corporations, the media, the lobbyists, Congress, the President, the courts, etc.... but I want it to effect change at the same time.  We are all in this together and in this Republic, at the end of the day,  it's up to us to fix the mess that our grandparents, parents and that we have created........ In My Humble Opinion.