Monthly Archives: January 2022

IT’S NOT TRUMP THEY HATE

Published / by Lee Kessler / 2 Comments on IT’S NOT TRUMP THEY HATE

On January 7, 2021 I was driving home to Florida after the January 6th Rally in Washington, DC.  Not one to normally listen to talk radio, I did that day. I was still in shock from the disconnect in the news between what tens of thousands of us experienced, and what the news was reporting.  And I was trying to put together the pieces for myself—and release the sadness that had gripped me, at the same time bracing myself for the vilification of all of us that would likely come.

Whatever talk show I had tuned into, I don’t even remember the host’s name.   But one thing a woman caller said—an insightful evaluation she made—struck me that day, and has remained with me ever since.  It was so powerful that the seed it planted gave rise to the solution I wrote in the novel “White King and the Seat at the Table.” I did not even know that day I would be writing a novel about our current global free-fall, let alone be directed in my looking and research by something a complete stranger said to an unknown talk show host.

Here’s what she said to the man.  She was trying to tell him that she didn’t like being told that she and others like her were just “Trump,” following in the “Trump Cult.”  In a brilliant analysis, she explained to the smart but cocky radio show celebrity that all the media and pundits had it wrong in their characterization of Trump’s supporters. “We are not Trump.  We are not mindless people trying to be ‘Trump.’ Trump is us. That’s why we love him.”

And in those simple sentences this ordinary American citizen put her finger on why 75 million Americans voted for him, and why his supporters still stay united and determined.  You may not understand this, but his supporters do.  Trump took the time to listen to the citizens of this country—no matter what party or status in life they were in.  He clearly identified with the people, and people in turn came to love him.

I don’t think the elites in Washington or anywhere else truly understand what a Populist is.  He was one of us.  Wealthier, sure.  More influential, sure.  But he possessed a stunning empathy and respect for the greatness of the American people.  We are not a weak people to be governed on behalf of.   We are the people who give consent to those who govern.  In the halls of universities, in Congress, in think tanks and in cable news networks, they don’t really seem to understand that fact.  Trump reflected the values and wishes of the American people.  Not the other way around.

But there are those who fueled hatred toward the President from the very beginning.  The attacks we all know were 24/7 and were brutally punishing and disruptive to a man who was simply trying to serve–every day in every way–the American People.  He truly put us first—whether we voted for him or not.

Far worse though is this:  there are enemies of our Constitutional Republic who do understand what I just said.  Though their attacks were aimed directly at him, these people clearly understood that he was us. It was you and I—Americans all—that they were attacking.  He was just the man in the middle who was willing to take the blows.

So, although you might have missed it, and despite all the bellowing from the mountain tops, it is not Trump that the world’s elites hate.  It is us.  If you want to know why his “base” is remaining so solid, I think it is because we realized long ago that one man can’t be such a lightning rod for hate.  He’s not.  He’s the shield in front of the real target.  On a gut level we know that we are the hated ones.   We are the target.  We are the ones who have to be silenced and stopped.  And we love the man who was willing to stand up for us, as one of us.

It is the values of the American People, the talents of the American People, the brilliance and work ethic of the American people that very real enemies hate.  Those who would reduce this country to a lawless tyranny and end our form of government don’t really care what party you are in—what jersey you wear.  They care about their own power globally.  And we the people are the only thing standing in the way of their authoritarian vision for the future.

We have far more that unites us than divides us no matter what the relentless propagandizing of the Media pounds us with daily.  Fortunately there is hope.  These people are so stupid that they believe we are mindless cult followers—with no vision of our own.  They believe we are Trump and can be dumped on the same trash heap they want to dump him on.  But they are wrong.  They are blind.  We are who the American people have always been, and Donald J. Trump is one of us.  He exemplifies us.

So, the next time you are tempted to join in the Trump bashing, echoing their cliched criticisms, just remember it is not Trump they hate.   It is you.  What they say about him is how they feel about you.  They know he reflects you.  We do not reflect him. And the enemies of our Republic, both foreign and domestic, just can’t abide the American People.  It is just that simple.

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Dyslexia–the Progressives’ Learning Disability

Published / by Lee Kessler / 2 Comments on Dyslexia–the Progressives’ Learning Disability

Progressives, if you wonder why we aren’t listening to you, it’s because you—in my opinion—suffer from what I call “Progressive Dyslexia.”  In case you don’t know what I mean by that, I am focusing on this:  your approach to any problem in our society, and the policies you create to handle the issue, are habitually backasswards!

For years now, myself and over 100 million other Americans have had to listen to to you.  Webster’s should add a new phrase into its hallowed pages.  “Progressive Dyslexia: A learning disorder characterized by juvenile emotions, coupled with sophomoric at best analyses, devoid of intellectual curiosity, leading to habitually reversing the sequence of solutions and to disastrous consequences.”

Let me just illustrate what I mean.  Almost all of us have taken a cooking class of some kind, or learned how to read a recipe book.  Always, there are not only ingredients, but also the sequence to put them in to get the desired result.  If you do things in the wrong sequence, you ruin the dish.

The same is true in chemistry.  Before I switched my major to acting and directing I was a science major and took a serious chemistry class my first year of college.  I aced that class.  But, I learned very quickly that when combining substances, there is a sequence to adding things together, so that you form the desired compound you want without blowing up the lab.   Make no mistake, the right ingredients put together in the wrong sequence can create a disaster.

And that is exactly what you Progressives are doing to America.  You are blowing up the lab of the “Great Experiment.”  We have learned from our mistakes and warts through the centuries.  That is because, if we suffered an adverse effect, we reasoned our way through it to a better solution, and then sequenced the solution so that it would produce a result.

So, here is what is so blatantly obvious that you, again in my opinion, deserve to be scorned!  Developing alternative energy sources is a positive idea, and one which most people would agree with, as it represents our continued understanding of resources, and development of those resources, to not only maintain a standard of living, but to enhance it. Here’s the rub.  Any Middle Schooler would be able to figure out that if you want to move away from gas and oil for example, and eventually replace it with electric energy for industry and home, you would not substitute electric for gas when you don’t have the electric ready in sufficient quantity and with distribution systems in place to effect the change.  To stop the gas and oil without the replacement—actual replacement, not a pipe dream high school science project theory—will cost lives, and risk our security. You don’t need an engineering degree to understand this stuff.

 The thinking person would naturally continue the gas and oil, and gradually phase in the electric over time.   At a point, the preponderance shifts to the new energy sources, and you can phase out or down the old.  That is not what you did.  Driven by the emotions of fear and hate, you stopped the oil, and started the puny electric.   It will be years before electric is ready to fuel all our needs—if ever.  Yet, that choice leaves us cold, stranded, and risks our national security as well.

Any of us with pets would know better than that. Just remember what happened when you changed your dog’s food suddenly from dry to wet! You learned real quick that the sequence is keep the dry dog food, and phase in a little wet. Then a little more wet, then more. Eventually, you can end the dry.

Another example that has us scoffing at you.  Even a child in elementary school would have known—since all children play some kind of war or combat games—that if you need or want to withdraw, you take your military out last, not first.  In the case of Afghanistan, the Joint Chiefs and the Administration should perhaps have brought in outside child consultants.   They would have been told for sure to take the citizens and their allies out first, then all equipment the enemy might benefit from, and last the military.  The military role is understandable by even a small child.  You protect the evacuation, and you leave last.

Any of us who fly on airplanes, or who have needed emergency personnel such as firefighters or police  know very well that those people leave last, and get you out first. That is the right sequence.  Gen. Milley and cohorts, yours was the wrong sequence.  Progressive Dyslexia at the highest levels of leadership. 

Also, when confronted with an illness, any of us who has had a cold or flu—or something more serious like a cancer or multiple sclerosis–knows immediately to go to therapeutics first, while seeking a vaccine or a cure.  Yet, during this pandemic, and continuing to this very day, if one seeks out old, tested therapeutics that might lesson symptoms and aid recovery, they are pilloried, vilified, and denied.  Vaccines which are a good idea, but which have not withstood the test of time relevant to their effectiveness and side effects, should not be given first, at the expense of the other.

We don’t need a science degree to know that if our child has a fever of 106 degrees, the doctors will lower that temperature as fast as possible, even while they are testing to identify the cause.  To continue diagnostically searching for a cause and then debating the best therapy may be a good idea in some “bar discussion,” but if the patient suffers brain damage from the intensity of the fever because no one treated that first, the point is moot.  Parents, you know the truth of what I am saying.  If you call the doctor with that emergency, the first thing they will tell you to do is get the kid into an ice bath, or get ice packs, apply them, and get him to the ER.

Common sense my friends.  You all have it.  But the Progressives seem to be controlled by an obsessive, compulsive disorder that demands they go in the wrong sequence to solve problems.  Any idiot can see the problem needs to be solved.  Reversing the sequence of the approach however has “ruined the dish.”

If someone is demanding that you do something illogical, which flies in the face of your life experiences to date, take heed, for Progressive Dyslexia regrettably is a contagious disease.

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