• It’d Be Nice: Is Four Years of Some Kind of Peace Possible in Today’s Divided America?

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    Surge Summary: After four years of unrelenting hostility toward Donald Trump, it would be nice if America could find a way to exist with all of her divisions without entering into even more violent conflict. Is that possible?

    by Larry Usoff

    A little bit of this and that.

    Imagine, if you will, that you have developed one or several medicines that benefit mankind, and now you’re being chastised for doing that.  According to the Gatestone Institute, Israel has done that and IS being scolded for having done so.  Richard Kemp writes that

    “The same negative policy [by the press and many purported human rights groups] extends to other major benefits that Israel has brought to the world, including scientific innovation, medical technology and life-saving intelligence. It goes against editorial agendas to report on the Jewish state in a positive light unless they can somehow twist a good story to turn it bad.”  In what sort of twisted logic is this right?

    If you are of a certain age, you may remember the book-burning that took place in Germany in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s.  It is one thing to burn a book, but it’s quite another to eradicate the idea or lesson that the book taught from a person’s mind.  We are seeing, today in America, a virtual book-burning is taking place when the “Big Tech” companies decide that a certain portion of the country, a quite large portion by the way, is not allowed to see or say their opinion.  In an open letter to President Trump (which you can see if you write me at my email address: [email protected]) I suggested a plan for him, post-Presidency, by which American patriots COULD hear the truth.

    If knowledge is power, and it is, then we need to know as much as we can find out about what’s happening in our country.  What strikes me as an oddity is that the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel spoke out AGAINST that form of censorship!

    More and more, from reading articles in Navy Times and other Department of Defense “papers”, it seems that our armed forces, and the Navy in particular, is being “slowed down” as far as finished products, spare parts and whatever else is needed for a fighting military unit.  We have B-52 bombers, an excellent aircraft, but an old one, taking the lead in projecting strength.  Our naval service is building ships that are not, in my not-so-humble opinion, REAL warships, and accepting carriers that are not 100% combat ready.

    Is that logical?  Personnel are leaving the various services in droves, if they’re not being forced out, because the unspoken “contract” is being threatened.  Training in boot camps and basic training units seems to have been shortened and the really basic things, like reading, writing, and understanding basic math, are being ignored in favor of getting a new recruit.

    One might say that with the incoming Harris administration we are sailing into uncharted waters.  As much as they might protest that they are not, they ARE Socialists and that’s just Communism light, to me.  The government is going to become the be-all and end-all for them, and they will eagerly suck up and grab all the “freebies” they can get…never realizing, or not wanting to, that there isn’t anything free in what they’re getting.  Somebody is paying for it, and that somebody is them, in one form of loss of freedom or another.  The Democrat party, despite their denials, has become a party of oppression, of vicious attacks, and high-echelon people being manipulated by their puppet masters.  In a lifetime in which I WAS a Democrat for most of it, it was becoming crystal clear that the party was morphing into something that more closely resembled a group dependent on things like the Russian Pravda and Tass, with an assist by the KGB.

    Then, here comes Donald Trump…a wealthy man, an independent man, a patriot…and the establishment doesn’t know what to do with him.  He accomplishes in four years what “the old guard” hasn’t been able to, or didn’t want to, in forty years.  He says America First, and proceeds to act on that.  Turbulence, in the form of personal and political attacks on him, AND his family, are a daily item in the news…which they gleefully report.  Never in my memory has a person been forced to suffer the slings and arrows of a prejudiced media, as has Trump.  He used whatever avenues of correspondence were available to him to get his side, which many viewed as the true side, out to the public…and now he’s been silenced.  It isn’t just Trump that has been silenced in case you haven’t noticed…it’s ANYONE that has a conservative or patriotic view.

    About two hundred forty-five years ago, a group of patriots, called radicals and traitors by the British Crown, got together, decided that they’d had enough and voted to become a new country.  It was not really a completely popular idea with a lot of the colonists, but it was a necessary action…the Boston Tea Party was the end result of the preliminary talks.  Will it take another sort of “tea party” for the patriots in America to lighten the load that will be placed on them?  We went through a civil war in the 1860’s, and came together as a country. Can’t we do the same, without the civil war?  I certainly hope so, but I fear that we cannot.  Arms and ammunition sales have gone through the roof in recent times and that might indicate something.

    Parting shot: Can we come together, as Americans, and get through the next four years?

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

    Image: Adapted from: https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1324753

    Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired. Articulate. Opinionated. Patriotic. Conservative. Cultured enough so that I can be taken almost anywhere. Makes no excuses for what I say or do, but takes responsibility for them. Duty. Honor. Country. E-mail me at: [email protected]


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