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Looking past the foot-stomping tantrums of the petulant little bullies currently catching the spotlight, the lies and tortured statistics belonging to the corporate media’s army of demagogic cons masquerading as journalists, as well as the daily dose of attempted emotional manipulation coming from the greater body of the nation’s Democrats, and it is found that there is in reality but two primary motivations behind the collective Left’s push for so-called gun-control- a term which, for them, is synonymous with eventual total gun confiscation.
The first of the two primary reasons that liberals, progressives, socialists, communists and fascists (all Utopians in their various forms) want to disarm the USA is that they are painfully aware of their own violent and hate-filled natures, and know that due to these ugly urges they themselves cannot be trusted with responsible firearms ownership. They then project their own hate-filled violent nature onto America’s conservatives, erroneously believing that since we disagree with them politically, we must also feel inclined to do the same to them that they wish to do to us- commit murder. But as conservatives, we don’t think that way. It is our reverence for the law and the belief in everyone’s right to liberty (even those with whom we disagree) that guides our actions. Thus, for a true conservative, the thought of taking violent action against someone with whom we disagree is inconceivable- especially with a firearm. Win or lose, we settle our differences at the ballot box. In this first instance, which boils down to the psychological phenomenon of projection, the Utopians are completely wrong.
The second of the two primary reasons that Utopians wish to disarm America is due to the inherent characteristics of the economic policies attached to all Utopian ideologies. In the cases of modern-liberalism, progressivism (the mirror-image of fascism), socialism and communism, implementation of these ideologies begins with theft of private property and the product of labor, and concludes with slavery, and far too often, is accompanied by periods of mass-murder in between. Ergo, even if the Utopians were to gain complete control of the USA’s military, implementing such horrors (which in their self-delusions they imagine to be paradise) would be a near-impossibility with almost half of the USA’s population armed. Thus, the second primary motivating reason for the Utopians’ advocating gun control is as sinister as the first – it is to render the nation’s citizenry defenseless and then steal the product of our labor, make slaves of us, and kill those of us they may feel are problematic to their cause. In the case of this second primary reason, the Utopians are correct, as it can be assured that conservatives will use firearms in a responsible manner- to defend the USA, the Constitution, the cause of liberty and to defend innocent lives against the violent hate-filled henchmen of the world’s wealthy would-be tyrants.
Guido Bonatti, one of the great astrologers of antiquity, wrote that the most difficult thing to do in the world is to predict the future.
Indeed, it is a challenge.
On March 28, 2018 I posted a geocosmic forecast titled, ‘This Is No April Fools’ Day Joke’ and in it stated the existence of a threat to the USA beginning March 29 through April 5, 2018. My first interpretation of geocosmic forces upon the USA was that of an unannounced and unprovoked act of war against America, but due to other stellar influences subordinated that possible manifestation to that of the potential for a significant act of guerilla warfare (terrorism) against our nation.
I gave the date of April 4, 2018 as the date of strongest influence.
Well, war it was- with China -but manifested as a ‘trade war’. I suppose my many critics will consider that a miss, but honest men and women will see it as not exactly a bull’s eye, but at least on target. Besides, this is how World War One began – aristocratic English industrialists getting their heads handed to them by German manufacturers, set out to vilify and antagonize Germany into a military conflict through a trade war (and then subsequently relied upon the USA to bail them out of a fight they couldn’t win).
Naturally, the America-hating corporate media (CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NYT, WaPo, etc.) has set out to characterize President Trump’s defense of America’s long-term economic survival through implementation of reasonable tariffs as some sort of inflammatory action against China, but that is certainly not the case. The first injury in this “war” was inflicted upon the USA by China through proxies, those proxies being former Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George Walker Bush, Barrack Hussein Obama, and their accompanying administrations and congresses. It was Bush Sr. who at the end of his one-term Administration initially pushed hardest for China’s admittance into the WTO- an act of betrayal that was rejected by Congressional Republicans at that time but which Al Gore and the Democrats ultimately rescued. Then, eight years of Clinton corruption saw to it that through the WTO China would receive an outrageously unfair imbalance in trade policies that would eviscerate America’s domestic industry (as well as middle and working-class incomes). Only a fool would be surprised that China would ultimately take total advantage of the betrayal of the American people carried out by Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama and exploit America’s heretofore self-injurious trade policies.
President Trump’s recent imposition of reasonable tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum is a significant effort towards the elimination of trade policies that have been killing the American economy for 25 years.
Thus, China’s April 4, 2018 foreign trade policy actions are NOT retaliatory, but provocative. And instead of gracefully admitting to exploiting 25 years of unfair advantage and subsequent pillaging of the American economy and then renegotiating trade relations in an honest and honorable manner, China has stooped to the barbaric practices of English aristocratic industrialists from a century ago.
Indeed, as the stars foretold, April 4, 2018 did in fact bring an act of war against the United States of America by a dishonorable adversary- China -an act of war that was accompanied by elements of betrayal from within our own ranks.
Due to the stellar influences upon the USA on April 4, 2018 I am expecting this China-matter to remain an issue through the year. And if there is anyone in the nation who can bring this matter to the table and negotiate a fair and equitable arrangement for both parties (and in the process avoid military conflict) it is President Trump.
The past 18 months of blatant anti-Americanism and attempted obstruction of (and hatred towards) a duly elected American President by the American corporate media has been stomach-turning. But the corporate media’s obvious hatred of America’s middle and working classes goes back decades. Thus, their spin on the recent changes in America’s foreign trade policies are of no surprise. Besides, now it is just expected that what ever President Trump does to improve the lives of America’s middle and working classes (as well as any action he may take to ensure America’s national security) will be vilified by the wealthy elitist globalist-socialists who control the corporate media and employ the army of cons currently masquerading as the nation’s journalists.
Remember: any American man or woman who would defend foreign nations’ means of achieving prosperity over that of America’s means of achieving prosperity hates America and, in my opinion, is a Benedict Arnold.
Remain vigilant, America. There are traitors all around us.