Suicide took center stage this past week. It’s shocking when successful people like Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain take their lives. They had money and prestige and young children to consider yet their sadness was so profound they chose to end it and we are left to grapple with how that’s possible? There are 45,000 suicides a year, up 25% since 1999 and despite the high consumption of antidepressants, we’re at an all time high.
We read Charles Krauthammer’s goodbye message that could not fail to impact anyone who read it. It was a letter of dignity that declared his satisfaction with his life and certain death from cancer that will claim him within a short period of time. Krauthammer had a broken body, paralyzed from an accident in his youth which might have caused him to consider suicide. Instead he fought for life and accomplished so much leaving this world with love in his heart and sadness. Amazing really and rare.
Two diametrically opposed endings, all tragic but one that affirms life while the other two do not.
Negative vs positive messages that bombard our lives.
These are challenging times for those who have patriotism, belief in God, pride in our current president and respect for law and order. Enemies lurk just next door supporting those who threaten our way of life. We fight over ideology: one represents freedom, the other allows others to control our lives. People are misinformed, unaware their government was on the precipice of being taken away. They oppose our current administration oblivious that Trump rescued a country that stood on the brink of destruction – an illegal Obama/Jarrett/Hillary subterfuge that Trump crushed on his way to the White House.
Our previous administration demeaned America, polarizing people by skin color, sex, religion and economic standing. Obama weaponized our intel community making it hard to flush out the good guys, pitting us against each other.
Trump turned out to be a highly competent commander-in-chief. His style is wholly his own and the quality of our lives has improved.
He recently met with the G7 to undo trade abuse to stop using the U.S. as a piggy bank everyone is robbing. We’re in a hole that forces the U.S. to consume more than it produces. Trade imbalance effects GDP and hurts our ability to save. Resistance to rebalance world trade isn’t surprising but Trump will prevail.
The Singapore Summit which just took place led to a personal bond between Trump and Kim Jong-un and a joint statement for NK to commit itself to denuclearization. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security advisor John Bolton will follow up next week with North Korean officials to go over details of their agreement. It’s a beginning and a potentially exciting development.
But the media continues to belittle Trump, trashing his daughter Ivanka and wife Melania heartlessly. Left wing denigration-merchants MSNBC and CNN, the most watched anti-American global cable station, disseminate lies 24/7. We no longer court dignity and integrity among our valued behavioral traits. The media leads this mutiny by rooting for Trump’s failure.
It places inordinate stress on our lives. We wonder how long we can sustain the freedom we venerate when so many want to take it away.
Ideological leftists inclusive of 65% of American Jews, a persecuted people, stand against a president who supports the ideals that gave them unprecedented opportunities in this great country. They haven’t figured it out.
These are internal threats that gnaw at our stability. Fuzzy logic that makes no sense. Here are others:
Tommy Robinson was arrested and convicted of a crime in the U.K. They sentenced him to 13 months in prison, a presumption of guilt for reporting on Muslim grooming gangs who were raping and trafficking young British white girls. Think about this for a moment. Young girls were rounded up for sexual torture and abuse. It’s an unimaginable crime and it went on for years while authorities looked the other way….all in the name of protecting Islam, a barbaric culture that preys on the lives of the innocent, especially women. It’s insanity to hold Muslim rapists more sacrosanct than Tommy, a free speech activist, who committed no crime. He was given no counsel, just thrown in prison after a short deliberation, held to a different standard from Muslim rapists who are receiving due process.
Unfair standards……sound familiar?
We know the UK has lost its free speech. It’s been Islamized and British patriots like Katie Hopkins are warning us: “Do not let this great country become the UK. Look at us. Let us be a warning. Be better than us.”
Many in congress do not understand the ramifications of cunning Islamic ploys. Emgage PAC and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, both Islamic organizations, are advocating for hate speech laws in our U.S. Senate to Marco Rubio, Susan Collins, bogus Republicans who support this travesty, along with Diane Feinstein and Kamela Harris, Democrats from whom we’d expect this kind of dangerous behavior. If it ever passed, it would result in the misuse of ‘hate speech’ against individuals who would be condemned for making discriminatory remarks. It cuts at the heart of our democracy and is being used against British citizens like #FreeTommyRobinson.
The fear that such laws can be implemented is exacerbated by the Republican Party which isn’t doing its job. It’s loaded with Republican impersonators like Paul Ryan who’s beholden to his puppet corporate masters.
Obama and Valerie Jarrett stridently fought to take away our democracy. The electorate was fooled in 2008 despite Obama’s dubious past, information relegated off limits by racist guilt and MSM complicity.
Crucial information about Barack Obama’s life was withheld from the public which might have resulted in a failed run for the presidency – a desirable outcome. The take away – it’s this easy to snatch our constitutional republic by voting for a president whose history still remains unknown and who stood ready to hand off our country to Hillary.
@SowellDaily “One of the reasons it has taken so long for some people to finally see through Barack Obama is that people do not like to admit, even to themselves, that they have been played for fools by a slick-talking politician.”
The Democratic Party – the obstruct and resist party of NO – is another threat. They are ‘the resistance’ along with fanatical anti-Trumpers who reject our constitution and our elections. They impugn our democracy with their cold-blooded disregard for Trump. If they regain power it’s legitimate to fear they’ll never allow conservatives to recapture control. The fake media calls the shots pitching their manufactured reality while the Democrats are ready-demagogues impatient to impose their mutinous notions of how America will operate going forward.
If you think this isn’t possible ponder the denigrated position conservatives hold in our media, in education, in what they are allowed to say and do and in the left’s sustained fury at the loss of the 2016 election they refuse to accept.
Why hasn’t the right cast these revolutionary antagonists aside and asserted their power?
Then there’s Mueller and his much talked about special counsel of Trump haters. He’s hurling more indictments at Paul Manafort because he’s got nothing else. He’s groveling for justification for himself and his bogus special counsel. In truth, if he had integrity he’d declare himself obsolete and fold his embarrassing witch hunt.
Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain operated in high pressure positions that gave them celebrity. Something went seriously awry for them both and though there are commentaries emerging about their leftist lives, we speculate here only on the sadness their two young children must now endure.
Still and despite it all, Americans are feeling pretty flush these days. Jobs and opportunities are here. Dairy farmers are happy to see unfair trade tariffs finally being addressed. Average Americans are represented at long last.
Which brings us to the prediction of a midterm blue wave which might be a gross exaggeration. It’s a blue puddle at best and it’s unlikely to be a midterm sweep. The color may more likely morph to red.
The formidable power of America is Trump’s leverage and he’s using her exceptionalism to promote his agenda. In 16 months he’s gotten plenty done. No one sane counts him out.
Imagine their blue tantrum if a red sweep materializes. Or maybe it’ll be more like a blue tear.
There are plenty of serious tears to go around when we observe the loss of lives we wish had prevailed.