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The political divide in America is becoming an epic internal war.
Very happy we have a pit bull in the white-house.
 
Commentary from an MSM reporter:   

"this civil war will ensue and only comes to an end when one side has completely silenced their opponents.  There will be no political compromise on racism."
 

 There is no compromise when one side is hell-bent on calling the other side racists.  The dehumanizing of opponents is the last justification for violence.
 

We on the right understand very well that anyone who calls Trump a bigot, racist, homophobic, and islamophobic is labeling anyone who voted for him the same.  We get it.  It is just that lefty cowards are too backhanded to say it directly.  The intended damage is the same delivered directly or not.


So, good luck to us.   I hope we don't go there.  But there is a very good reason Trump emphasizes military strength.  It appears that a civil war is coming unless people immediately begin to ratchet down the rhetoric.  He sees it.  I'm quite sure now.

I had wondered why Trump was building the military when Russia and the USA were successfully partnering to stabilize Syria.  ISIS is reduced to a fraction of its power compared to when Obama was at the helm.  Yes, there is Afghanistan but the bulk of that war is long over.  We are left there as a peacekeeper force and national security just as we did for 30 years in Europe after WWII.

 

However.  Now I understand it.  I know the reason for bulking up the military.  It is to protect the Constitution.

 

 There are traitors in America (and the world for that matter) that would first seek to dehumanize their fellow Americans rather than continue to lose.  They would rather burn it all down.

 

Of course, to avoid an all-out conflict this means the left would have to stop calling every conservative a racist.  Yet what can the right do to appease and correct?  Stop being who we are?   Stop being conservative?  Yet if the regressive left discontinues the abuse, they lose again just like they lost the election.  This is what they are thinking.  They cannot turn back decades of condemning conservatives.  What would they say?  We are sorry for abusing you and we were wrong?

 

And so . . .  just as they lost accusing Trump of Russian collusion.  

---They lost majorities in the house and senate.  

---Lost state and local governors across the nation.  

---Lose viewers monthly as the big 5 MSM conglomerates lose syndicates.  Sensible people are turning that regressive shit off.

---Losing money as the RNC beats them in fundraising 10 to 1 . . . the DNC is nearly bankrupt and will be mired in lawsuits over election fraud through 2020.  Millions of dollars will have to be returned to its own voters.  So they lose in court.

 

Many of us are willing to defend our honesty and honor to the death.  Far too many innocent Americans have been unjustly accused and labeled.  These great Americans, with no malice or intended racism, have tolerated a belligerent left which has no kindness, love, or tolerance in their hearts.  They seek only one thing . . . power.  Power at all cost.  

 

If the regressive left is willing to throw their lives behind their accusations -- desire power at any cost, there are plenty of us well-armed citizens willing to have that last fight.  It will be a fight for our innocence and to re-establish justice.  It is a fight I do not fear, yet a fight I would rather not have.

 

As many of you have read, I have campaigned against those who wish to inflate racism nefariously for political gains.  These people are criminals.  Misguided plebs -- some maybe -- but not misunderstood.  I campaign as a last effort to avoid an all-out conflict.  I campaign for awareness.

And you would think at this point any rational person would question if abusing people unjustly with false accusations is going to lead anywhere positive.  How could it?  But now I understand why . . . the regressive left is not seeking understanding nor peace.  They are out for war.  It has already begun.

 

Again, this is not a call for battle.  A civil war in America would be devastating for everyone.  This is a call, perhaps a final call, to bring sanity and civility back into public discourse.   I will never stop calling out authors here who use racism as a tool to divide . . . using this despicable means to dehumanize while also manufacturing new anger -- this new anger being a direct response to false accusations.  Regressives then will point to this new anger as racism.  This scheme to create new and ever growing "racism" is very real and very much designed to justify more of their "cause".  The "cause" specifically to sow even more discontent and malice -- and for one goal . . . power.  The left has been condensed now to a religious cult complete with moral fervor, righteous zealotry, and original sin.

 

 

. . . and yet the regressive left would lose again just as they lost the first civil war.  A second civil war would once again end their ownership of the black plantation.  End political skin-tone-porn.  It will end the abuse of people who have been unjustly abused for decades.  

 

That would be a war worth winning.

 

Comments

wsucram15 Added Aug 24, 2017 - 5:39am
hey William,
I know you have been fair in the past so let me ask you a question and make a statement or two.
I am aware you have some issues with the way white men specifically have been treated due to the laws in recent years.  We have discussed this.
But are you culturally biased? (a racist)  This would be the only way I would judge you as such and I think most ppl are the same, its not a group function.
The statement..Trump was brought up this way, in a world perhaps ( I dont know) different from yours and has exhibited his dislike for minorities many times in his life.  It could be expected that he would have a limited understanding of people that have an issue with sexuality, feeling this is frivolous, but this is not a great day for the American military and its volunteer program.
 
If you feel that way, then judging people by the color of ones skin , their sexuality or their religion is how you feel.  It is an amendment in the Constitution. But I understand your standing with the President. I actually knew this was coming and you didnt win last time out, not sure about this one either.
Bill Kamps Added Aug 24, 2017 - 7:02am
But are you culturally biased? (a racist)
 
Interesting statement.  This implies that if one prefers one's culture, to another (bias), this is racism?  Maybe you misspoke, or maybe it is what William is getting at, that any difference of opinion is too quickly  escalated to extreme descriptions.
 
Part of our problem these days is that we are too quick to ignore our similarities and common ground, and instead focus on our differences.  While most Americans share a great deal of common ground, as soon as some difference is detected on some touchstone issue, people turn against each other.  It seems it is no longer possible to  have a difference of opinion, without it escalating into name calling.
 
The Confederate statues are a great example.  Most people couldnt have told you if they have them in their city, or where they are.  Standing quietly as they do, they do no harm.  However, when people decide this is something to fight about, violence erupts.  We could tear them all down, and these same people will find something else to fight about. 
 
As Shakespeare said, "The problem dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves".
wsucram15 Added Aug 24, 2017 - 7:22am
Bill..I dont believe in that.  All Humans have one race.  the human species. We can discuss science all day, but at the end of the day, no matter what you believe in the form of creation..we al got here the same and our bodies have the same parts.  We eat sleep, procreate (our main function) and poop.  So we are all the same. No one else has to believe my ideals but all of human race is one thing.  We differ by culture and geography.  ie; color and type of skin and hair via location near equator and climate in each region. The culture varies by region as well.
So I say cultural bias...instead of racist.  The only people I will call racist and I hate that term are WS and thats because they own it.
George N Romey Added Aug 24, 2017 - 8:03am
Where we end nobody knows for sure. We were fractured in the late 60s yet came together. However that was generational and once the Vietnam War ended so did the hippie movement. We also had essentially full employment and a higher standard of living.
 
Today we have economic and foreign problems up the wazoo yet our government lies & tells us that everything is fine. For example we supposedly have full employment. Distrust of the government is increasing and for good reason. Sadly so is distrust of one another.
 
I have doubts that our problems will be solved in traditional ways.
 
wsucram15 Added Aug 24, 2017 - 8:41am
But George..you are wrong.  The Trump supporters believe in him and he is a branch of the Government.
The distrust is the line drawn by those in government, the policies and exacerbated by Trump himself. 
Leroy Added Aug 24, 2017 - 9:00am
Am I culturally bias?  Damn right I am.  That doesn't mean I am a racist.  I am heavily biased towards Western culture.  I could care less about the color of one's skin.  Culture is the key.  Western culture has absorbed the good from other cultures, and sometimes the bad.  It is the best we have.  If we don't let the flame go out again, it will continue to evolve to greater heights.
Leroy Added Aug 24, 2017 - 9:06am
I have to wonder about Trump's strategy.  He seems to set the mission and then turn it over the military to implement.  He doesn't tie their hands behind their back.  He doesn't micro-manage.  It is said the decision to use the MOAB was a military one.  Trump didn't tell the military what to do. 
 
Now, if I were a military person, this would be nirvana.  Regardless how I felt about the president, I would be four-square behind him.  I don't think it is an accident that he gives full support to the military. 
Bill Kamps Added Aug 24, 2017 - 9:11am
wsu, So I say cultural bias...instead of racist. 
 
That may be what you think you said, but that is not what you wrote. 
 
You confused  me, so I misunderstood what you wrote.
George N Romey Added Aug 24, 2017 - 9:46am
Jeanne true Trump supporters are a small albeit vocal part of the electorate. Many of his early supporters have abandoned him. I see a chunk of Americans disgruntled and disgusted beyond belief at all government. Ultimately Trump can do little without the 2 Houses.
William Stockton Added Aug 24, 2017 - 10:29am
wsu,  "But are you culturally biased? (a racist)  This would be the only way I would judge you as such and I think most ppl are the same, its not a group function."
 
You reveal the sickness and intellectual dishonesty of your religion.  How about just stick to calling people "racists" for those that call themselves racists?  Wouldnt that be honest?  Wouldnt that be fair and respectful to your fellow humans?  Racist people are out there and admit their racism specifically.  
  
There are plenty of people are out there who admit their racism specifically and openly.  However, because I oppose the malicious and inappropriate use of these labels, you imply that I support racism.  wow!  It couldn't be more clear Jeanne.
 
You reveal that it is not about being fair, respectful or tolerant.  It is 100% a power play.  But I doubt you have really thought through where the abuse will ends when you falsely accuse people of something they never were, and certainly can't fix.
George N Romey Added Aug 24, 2017 - 10:37am
Despite what the media wants to portray most of Trump's supporters were not racist.  The desire to have a sensible immigration policy is not racism.
 
Many of Trump's early supporters are walking away from him.  Some of his more ardent supporters are having a hard time accepting that all the wonderful things he talked about just aren't happening. Some of that is Trump himself.  Some of that is his inability and unwillingness to directly confront the Deep State.  Lets face it a powerful wing of the Deep State wants a President Pence, who has been eerily quite. 
William Stockton Added Aug 24, 2017 - 10:49am
Leroy,  "I don't think it is an accident that he gives full support to the military."
 
That is exactly the correct conclusion.  He saw the war building probably before he campaigned and realized that having the support of the military was his best option.  
 
There are many parallels between Lincoln and Trump.  Lincoln endured the same hateful rhetoric from the Democrats then, just as we see today.  The similarities are unnerving, to say the least.
wsucram15 Added Aug 24, 2017 - 7:07pm
William..
You avoided answering the question.  I notice your new LEADER called out Antifa as a problem at the Phoenix rally and one or two other times.  But he NEVER called out the White Supremicists for the extremists they are.   That was the line in the sand he drew for me.

Now I try not to offend people by not calling an asshole an asshole and so forth.  On the issue on cultural bias...it is the same thing as racsim, it is my choice of wording because there is only one human race. That is my opinion and it is one of science, I am aware you guys arent too hip on scientific study or theory. 
 
 How can you believe in a leader that teaches you to hate others that disagree with you opinion and are unlike you?
I dont fault you for it or call you an idiot for the damage you are doing.   Its your belief.  What I dont understand is that you personally used to be a reasonable person in spite of your beliefs and now, you are nothing more than a  person like Roper, absolutely bent on the destruction of any opposition.  Like the people that injured others and ultimately killed that girl in VA and whats worse is you think its ok.
You dont see the similarity yet..but at some point you will.  Hate is hate William and YOU-> hate.
George N Romey Added Aug 24, 2017 - 7:23pm
Trump stokes the hate because he's dead in the water with an agenda.
William Stockton Added Aug 24, 2017 - 8:47pm
wsu, "You avoided answering the question."
 
I guess this is your question:
"This implies that if one prefers one's culture, to another (bias), this is racism?"
 
In one word . . . no.  I've made it very clear that the regressive left's fetish with political skin-tone-porn is the most disgusting thing brandished in politics today.  Haven't I made this clear?  
 
And you know the really stupid thing, Jeanne?   99.9% of people couldn't identify their own race let alone anyone else's.  To get around this problem, the left use skin color as some sort of litmus test for scaling racial bias.   However, it is really just an excuse to call anyone they want a racist.  
 
The left has become maniacal deviants.  There are probably not enough words in my limited repertoire to describe how much I loathe regressives who choose race-baiting as a means for social control.
 
Are satisfied with my answer?
Micahel Dolan Added Aug 25, 2017 - 12:33am
Trump has been president for 8 months and he gets the blame for all the criminal Leftist thugs who roam states and attack people who dare support Trump. These low life Leftist Marxist scum are paid by George Soros and the media Leftist never call them out.
8 MONTHS-Of hatred-Trump keeps working-Leftist Libs keep attacking- with the support of Soros and the Leftist media.  
Bill H. Added Aug 25, 2017 - 1:22am
William-
When I see some of the easily-influenced younger crowd who identify themselves as Republicans all of a sudden begin thinking that Nazis and WSP groups are "cool" and the latest thing, it sends shiver down my spine.
I deal with many younger people in my retirement "job" of working with audio systems for musicians and also having discussions on Ham Radio. I do not like what I have been hearing out of some of them over the last week or so.
I'm sure Roper is quite happy, but to favor these groups over those who oppose them (the true Patriots) to me is about as unpatriotic as one can be.
Who can we blame for this? None other than Trump. He is supposed to set the example. Is this the example we want to set for our young people?
 
Ari Silverstein Added Aug 25, 2017 - 8:16am
Since the beginning of time there has never been much sanity or civility when it comes to public discourse. So if that's what you wish for, it will never come true. Look at the bright side, unlike the 1860's, our current level of discourse has been relatively peaceful.
Billy Roper Added Aug 25, 2017 - 9:16am
That's what they said in 1770 and 1855, too. ;-> It's coming.
opher goodwin Added Aug 25, 2017 - 9:25am
Micahel - when you stoke up hate at your rallies and deliberately create division you reap what you sow.
opher goodwin Added Aug 25, 2017 - 9:27am
William - I don't think there will be a civil war. There will be riots and the army called out. There will be mayhem and violence. There will be hatred and militant groups marching. But there won't be civil war.
Once you are rid of Trump and get someone in charge who will use a different rhetoric it will calm down.
opher goodwin Added Aug 25, 2017 - 9:28am
Bill - I don't think it is many of the younger generation who are attracted to the Nazi side.
Dino Manalis Added Aug 25, 2017 - 9:52am
we should all promote peace; understanding; and brotherhood to start healing wounds and deal with problems in a bipartisan manner to achieve the best results for all of us!
William Stockton Added Aug 25, 2017 - 10:45am
opher, Bill H
This is where folks with a view of free societies, like yourselves, completely miss a central aspect of democracies.  People elect a leader that supports their values and needs.  Trump is a product of the people.  It is not the other way around.  Since you both are Marxists, your hopes for a dictator who would support your views distorts how you view an American president.  Your opinions are stupendously narrow and reveal political inclinations for dictator governments.
 
I understand that opher would not understand this because he types his skin-tone-porn in another country and arrogantly thinks he is an expert on American politics.  
William Stockton Added Aug 25, 2017 - 10:51am
Ari, "So if that's what you wish for, it will never come true."
 
Did I say I wished for a civil war?  Absolutely not.  In fact, this article is such that reasonable people will become aware of the cliff to which we are approaching.  People are doubling down on their rhetoric.  When I see a regressive mouth-piece for a major MSM, fake-news outlet say,
"this civil war will ensue and only comes to an end when one side has completely silenced their opponents.  There will be no political compromise on racism." . . .
. . . it is then I realize the regressive left is escalating this conflict to new and dangerous levels.
Bill H. Added Aug 25, 2017 - 12:56pm
There is a sector of the younger crowd in my area that many refer to as the "Flat Brimmers" who are diehard Trump supporters and have been expressing a disturbing level of support for the Nazi/WPS side recently, simply because they hear rhetoric from Trump that to them appears to glorify and praise them. They could obviously see that Trump was uncomfortable and not genuine when uttering scripted teleprompter speeches condemning these people, and they saw the exuberance and support that he gave these people during his Arizona "rally". They are part of the larger group that pretty much supports anything Trump says or does without any thought or reasoning whatsoever.
Bill H. Added Aug 25, 2017 - 3:33pm
Also, with people like Roger Stone giving an interview like this, it is only going to fuel the fire. These kids are impressionable, and when the see grown "mature" adults talking like this, they believe all of this shit is OK.
Micahel Dolan Added Aug 25, 2017 - 3:44pm
Mr. President keep calling out all the corrupt gutless-useless- politicians from both corrupt party's. They may very well find away to impeach you in order to continue their corruption. If so you will leave as a great leader who had the Guts to take on the political thieves and call them out.
 
Pardon Joe Opio. Have Wasserman Schultz put in prison-Congrats to you for doing something so great it will never be forgotten.
You kicked the crooked thief Hillary to the curb-crooked Hillary also was a traitor to America. Great Job-Donald-exposing the louse politicians has shown the country the facts of their self-serving agenda that benefits them not us.
opher goodwin Added Aug 25, 2017 - 7:18pm
Dino - just like the Republicans did during Obama's tenancy?
opher goodwin Added Aug 25, 2017 - 7:20pm
William - these jibes about me being racist are so wide of the mark that I am beginning to question your ability to read. Do you read or just form a prejudiced view without bothering to digest content? None of my posts, or thoughts, are in the least racist, unlike some of your own attitudes. Is this a defence mechanism?
opher goodwin Added Aug 25, 2017 - 7:23pm
Bill - when a leader gives clear support for a direction then a lot of gullible people, or waverers, take heart and follow. Trump has set a tone of right-wing violence and hatred that has moved the population. In that way he is like Lindberg.
You reap what you sow.
opher goodwin Added Aug 25, 2017 - 7:24pm
Micahel - the only agenda Trump has is himself.
William Stockton Added Aug 25, 2017 - 10:04pm
"these jibes about me being racist are so wide of the mark that I am beginning to question your ability to read."
 
It is your ability to read opher.  I never called you a racist.  How ridiculous that I have to spell out the big words now.  I see that these concepts are much too deep for you, so I will take the time to explain.
 
Skin-tone-porn fetish.  It is entirely different than being a racist.  Those who fetish about skin tone develop a mental disorder and psychosis.  Those who suffer from STP syndrome eventually see only external visual cues to judge merit and credibility thereby not identifying real motives, cause, or intent in typical human behavior.  People who suffer from STP syndrome typically have a very low IQ rating.  These people simply don't have the faculties to understand and reason beyond such simple visual signals as skin color.  
 
As I said, STP usually affects the least intellectually gifted people.  Once these people gorge themselves with STP, typically it metastasizes into a full blown psychoses where the sufferers then can't see past any skin color . . . all skin colors.   This hyper-focusing on skin tone distorts all other reasoning and critical mental functions.  

No medical treatment has been found for STP syndrome other than separating the brain from the other healthy areas of the body.
opher goodwin Added Aug 26, 2017 - 3:40am
William Ha Ha nice one - that rules me out then just on the IQ rating alone, plus the fact that I'm colour blind.
Ari Silverstein Added Aug 26, 2017 - 5:58am
You misunderstood my comment, I was responding to your wish for sanity and civility to public discourse. 
Dave Volek Added Aug 27, 2017 - 5:53am
William:
 
As a Canadian, I am just seeing the current American ruckus as part of the original constitution playing itself out more or less as the way the founding fathers designed it. They never gave the position of the president unlimited authority. There were checks and balances throughout the system of governance, especially the Congress and the judiciary. During a presidential term, an effective president has to juggle his/her way through those checks and balances to enact as much of his/her agenda as possible.
 
Looking at the presidential election results, neither Mr. Trump or Ms. Clinton had an overwhelming endorsement of the American people. The Democrats put themselves in a position for the election to became a coin flip--and lost the flip. Mr. Trump has support of a significant minority of Americans, but he does not have commanding support of the American people. In fact, I would say no president has ever had that kind of support.
 
If anything, I would say the more effective presidents have taken their slim majority and parlayed into effective changes for the country because they understood how far they could push those checks-and-balances---and the American people. To push harder, they just might have lost their ability to accomplish anything. 
 
If I were to take your rhetoric one step further, then it almost becomes imperative that the US should take away the vote for people who vote Democrat. These voters are not wise at all because they support leftist/marxist/communist/liberal/socialist policies. These voters are the ultimate reason why Mr. Trump is somewhat stalled to better effect his great agenda. The Democrats in Congress that these voters chose serve no useful purpose, so these politicians should be shooed out of Congress ASAP. The Democratic Party should be banned, and its highest leaders should be sent to Guantanamo Bay with no trial for their treason to the country. Then let's just ban elections outright for fear that the voters may once again select some politicians of a Democratic nature than true Republicans. Let's just make a one-party state! 
 
The founding fathers allowed political opposition for a reason. Whoever becomes president has to work around that opposition---and every president has had to meet that challenge in the best way he knows how. It seems strange that a coin-flip president is supposed to be free of that restraint. 
 
 
 
William Stockton Added Aug 27, 2017 - 11:13am
Dave, "I am just seeing the current American ruckus as part of the original Constitution playing itself out more or less as the way the founding fathers designed it"
 
We are again at a fundamental crossroads in American.  The founding fathers designed a government around a society of individuals.  Individual freedom.  Individual states.  
I could say that in the first civil war most of the individuals on both sides shared, in agreement, 95% of the values of our government but were split on one or two key issues (The biggest dispute was slavery.  The other, the power of the federal government).
 
Today, the dispute is much larger.  Marxist/socialists/communists do not value individuals nor a society designed around individuals making individual choices.  Individuals, making their individual choices, creates disparities of outcomes.  Some people make good choices and prosper.  Some otherwise.  
 
The left is challenging the constitutional at the very foundations of liberty.  Our founding fathers designed a society for equal protection under the law . . . equality of freedom . . . not equality of outcome.  Equality of outcome is a different government . . . Marxist/socialism/communism.  To have equality of outcome, a society must agree that all outcomes be shared to redistribute differences . . . no matter what individual choices have been made in the individual's past.  Inevitably, to have a society where all outcomes are equal, a society must then control and restrict all individual choices . . . at gunpoint.  Hence, communism.
 
Equality of outcome is also advocated by the Globalization movement . . . open borders, unequal taxation, penalizing productive countries, etc.  Hence, the dispute in America has even reached a global level with global pressures.  No founding father could have predicted this situation . . . just as they failed to predict the causes of the first civil war.
 
These differences we see today are much, much larger than even what led to the USA's first civil war.  If the 2nd civil war happens, it won't be started by constitutionalists (conservatives).  It will be started by the left who wish for the Constitution to be voided.  The left wants a different country.  That's it.  
 
America's left are pushing for war . . . not Constitutionalists.  And certainly not I.
Dave Volek Added Aug 28, 2017 - 11:32am
William:
I'm not seeing anyone in the US who wants the Constitution to be voided. There are rules that define the elections and how bills are turned into laws. If the political left are more successful in working the rules to their favor than your preferred group, that is not voiding the constitution.
 
It's almost like a football team blaming a loss on the rules of the game rather than difference in talents and execution of the two teams or even poor officiating. It is possible to change the rules, but the loss is still a loss. The team needs to figure out what it did wrong and learn from its mistakes.
 
mark henry smith Added Aug 28, 2017 - 1:19pm
I think racism is a red herring. A black herring. A white herring and a yellow herring. What we're really talking about in all of these issues is intelligence and intelligent policy going forward.
 
So William, I don't think the left-Hillary people think the Trumpists are racist, even though they know there are some of "those" people under the umbrella. They think the Trumpists are stupid hicks, or stupid bullies, but are stupid people manipulated by a seditious message that is a danger to our future.
 
I don't. I think the Trumpists are people who feel like they've lost something important in their lives and they're tired of losing. What they want most is to win, because they believe their cause needs to win if they are to have a chance at a better future. They will ignore behavior that they see as secondary to the cause and in that sense Trump is the cause.
 
I think the Trumpists think the left-Hillary people are both dangerous and naive in their world view. The priorities of these people aren't about making the US stronger so we can win the battles that are to come, but are about trying to manage the world to make it more passive. The Trumpists don't believe history shows that passive resistance works in the long run. They believe that human nature is best controlled in the public sphere by strong negative reinforcement and a good offense is the best defense.
 
Where this ends is anyone's guess, but the floods in Texas, the heat in the south west, all of the new weather we're getting is going to make finding a safe place to live for the vast numbers of people on this planet priority number one.   
George N Romey Added Aug 28, 2017 - 3:05pm
Marko I think you are right.  I think this biggest problem as outlined in Thomas Frank's book "Listen Liberal" is that the base of the Democratic Party became the party of the educated socially liberal and wealthy.  The same kind of people that say "you should have gone to college", their answer to everything. Or if you went to college you didn't get a good degree or you should have gone to a "really good school."  Their message is essentially the same as the socially right wing big money Republicans.  The GOP tends to be you must have not worked hard enough or really didn't try because even Jethro from the hills of Tennessee can make it big if he tries.
 
People get tired of being told they are losers because they weren't born into a rich family and didn't go to Yale or Harvard.  Or they surely most have not worked hard enough (the GOP narrative).  The message that Trump gave resonated with them even as many deep down worried if they were being taken by another con.  Desperate people are easy to appeal to.  When hope is fading people latch on. 
William Stockton Added Aug 28, 2017 - 7:29pm
George, mark, Dave,  Here's to you.  Here's to me.  Here's to hoping this brewhaha is nothing but a big whinefest <raises beer to you>.
Cheers!
In the meantime, I'm investing in another precious metal . . . lead!
Jeff Michka Added Aug 29, 2017 - 3:25pm
Geo Romey implies: I think this biggest problem as outlined in Thomas Frank's book "Listen Liberal" is that the-Did you actually read it? 
William Stockton Added Aug 29, 2017 - 9:56pm
opher goodwin Added Sep 1, 2017 - 8:32am
William - that's quite some article - has it really got that bad over there?
Lee Webster Added Sep 22, 2017 - 11:51am
Where this ends... is an interesting post and discussion that is an old fashioned power-play to dominate the minds of the masses.
 
Social Media is the loudest megaphone of our day that has too many hidden authors not having to be responsible for what they say.  The Millennials ( GenY) and GenX are looking at the Baby Boomers and Elders in the political realm holding on to power with no plan prepare the younger generations for stewardship of the country.
 
Where it ends seems headed towards a rude awakening for the precious/innocent/sensitive youth who in some cases have been to insulated from the raw realities of human behavior throughout the world.
 
The current conflict in the USA is in part fake rage that is causing some true tragedies.  The fears are real enough, but the solutions are often misguided and/or false.

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