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THE MAN WHO REPRESENTED AMERICA

Published / by Lee Kessler / 5 Comments on THE MAN WHO REPRESENTED AMERICA

By now, the brainwashed partisans are criticizing and carping—blaming someone for the policies that led to his death, or shirking the responsibility for his death by saying it was a matter for the military in that state.  In other words, no responsibility for anything, just carping and criticizing, and point scoring. And the incessant and desperate determination of partisans to make themselves right, and everyone else wrong.

Lost in all the vitriolic swamp is the simple fact that Bishop Evans, when he jumped into the river to save two struggling illegal immigrants from drowning, represented the true America.  I don’t know the man.  I know nothing of his religion, his personal beliefs, or his opinions about absent borders and lawlessness.   I do not even know his race.. 

Bishop Evans lost his life in that river.   The two he was trying to save survived.  As it turns out, both are suspected drug smugglers, and are now in Federal custody I believe. So, this young man lost his life trying to rescue two already-criminals who were crossing illegally, and who turned out to potentially be drug smugglers and likely part of the crisis that cost 100,000 Americans their lives last year.

Here is what I do know about Bishop Evans, however.  In the moment he chose to dive in, I doubt he was reprimanding them in his mind for being illegals.  I doubt he was considering whether or not they were Al Qaeda, or drug traffickers, or human traffickers. I doubt he was concerned about their race, their nationality, or their political opinions. I doubt if he even thought of his own mortality.

In that moment, they were two people who needed help.  That is all.  They needed help.   And he chose to take full responsibility.  He died in the process.  But, in that single act, he showed us once again our own humanity.  He showed us what America truly is, and what it has produced.

Shut out all the “noise” and simply know that he was a human being helping other human beings.  That is what America—however flawed you may think it is—has always been, is still, and, if we are willing, will always be.

Bishop Evans represented humanity that day.  And, in so doing, represented America.

Dyslexia–the Progressives’ Learning Disability

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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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Hate Kills

Published / by Lee Kessler / 2 Comments on Hate Kills

Webster’s defines “hate” as: an intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury.

At this point in my life, one of the saddest things for me to watch is what I predicted would be the outcome of a true Fifth Column attack upon the great American people–ALL Americans. The purpose of the Fifth Column in military terms is to sabotage and to break the solidarity of the group it is attacking. It is where subterfuge, and disinformation, and exploitation lies. It is always an inside job.

You can read my books. They have proven prophetic. But, today I only want to say something about that one word–hate.

Hate does kill others, if it is acted upon. That is obvious and sophomoric. Hate does kill the hated. It even kills the innocent.

But, mostly, hate kills the hater.

It kills the body actually with depository illnesses and the like. It weakens the body.

It kills the mind by destroying reason, intellectual curiosity, rational clear thought, fairness, compassion and the other things we hold as desirable in a workable society. It drives one to psychosis and insanity. Nothing prospers in the stimulus-response world of hatred.

But, worst of all, it kills the soul. It quashes all the higher, enlightened, spiritual aspirations of you. And as you or I cease to be good, we cease to do good.

Hate also blinds the hater. One who hates can not see truth, will not examine factual data, and will not ask questions that probe further. ( One such question is “why?”) Regrettably, the hater can not see who or what he hates. He can not even see himself.

Hate opens the door to the “exploiter.” It always has.

The way out? Decide to stop hating. Decide to slow down and learn how to ask the questions that will help you come to understanding. You can do it. Understanding one’s fellows and their intentions can dissolve quickly the hard residue of hatred. And, it defeats automatically the “exploiter.”

Keep Everybody Safe. Is that the Goal? Really?

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No matter where you turn these days you find people–including government officials, and all media– piling on the Covid bandwagon, using the mantra of, “the goal is to keep everybody safe.”

Better stop here for a moment. Examine this. Don’t swallow the marketing button–otherwise known as propaganda–without at least a common sense look.

Is it the responsibility of government to keep everybody safe? Is that our goal as individuals? To be safe our whole lives?

Are you making choices in all areas of life based upon what’s safe? Or are you stretching, risking, winning and losing? This country was conceived and created by people who did not play it safe. We built a great nation, not by staying safe, but by pioneering, dreaming, trying, failing, and trying again. There is nothing “safe” in the American character. We are a bold people.

Now before you get your underwear in a twist, I know what you are thinking. We are talking about physical safety and health when we look at this virus, or overall ill-health, etc. etc.

I’d like to suggest to you though that the goal is not to stay safe–especially if it means hiding from the virus. The goal is to defeat this virus. And that means head-on!

Like it or not, we all die at some point. Did we live our lives staying “safe?” Or did we take chances, challenge ourselves, put ourselves at risk?

If the goal is to be safe, what are you going to say when that day comes in the future that you are on your deathbed? “Well, here I am dying. But, by golly, I got to death safely!!”

What do you say we all stop trying to hide from this virus, and all work together to kill it, without killing our neighbors’ livelihoods and well-being? We can do both. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

The “Five Year” Question: a message for “Suburban Women.”

Published / by Lee Kessler / 2 Comments on The “Five Year” Question: a message for “Suburban Women.”

For many years I have worked with some of the finest business minds in the world, studied success principles from masters of success who have stood the test of time. I have been mentored and coached. And I have mentored and coached others.

One of the first things my early business coach taught me about relationships–whether it was a personal relationship, a business relationship, a team relationship, or any other kind–was this: Before you go down the path of disagreement, emotionality, or undecidedness, ask yourself this question. Will this matter in five years? Will I even remember it then, or is it a temporary thing?

The answer to that question can help us sort out priorities as well, and help us make decisions. Some situations are urgent, and some are important. There is a distinction, though we don’t always see it in the throes of emotion. It is the long-term important situations that demand our best attention. The urgent are just that–urgent. Deal with them quickly, and move on. Or do not deal with them at all. Recognize they may be just noise.

As we approach the election in 10 days, I understand that some are undecided as to whether to vote for Trump or Biden. Some of you may really like the policies of the Trump Administration and myriad accomplishments and improvements over the last 4 years, but you are put off by the personality and style of the President.

Some of you may like the gentler, softer style of Biden, but you are concerned about policy indications such as the elimination of the entire fossil fuel industry, the apparent agreement with defund the police movements, the desire to increase taxes and regulations, and the termination of successful actions regarding Mid East peace etc.

So, here’s what I recommend. Stop. Take a deep breath. Clear out all the noise and ask yourself, “do I decide on personality or policy?” And then ask yourself the 5 year question.

Will the personality of Donald J. Trump–which you are apparently still hung up on–matter in 5 years? The answer is likely no. He will be gone in 4 years, and you won’t have to deal with his “personality” in 5 years.

But, you will be dealing with his policies. His policy has demonstrated the ability to increase the median income of Americans dramatically. His policy has put a spotlight on, and brought illegal immigration to the table. His policy has brought about a type of peace in the Mid-East that has eluded every other President for 50 years. His policy has brought about the lowest unemployment in my lifetime, and most definitely the lowest unemployment in history, for Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians–and the lowest in 60 years for women.

His policy is one of law and order. He condemns rioting, arson, vandalism and assault, and mob rule. At the same time his policy has brought about prison sentencing reform, criminal justice reform, opportunity zones for inner cities, a Platinum program intended to bring capital into minority businesses to help them, school choice for those in inner cities, and the list goes on.

Will those policies still be here–or the ramifications of them–in 5 years? Yes.

If you like those policies, and the outcomes–even if not perfect or complete–and you want the new list of projects for the American people to continue, then make your decision on policy, not personality.

The reverse is true of Biden. Will his personality matter in 5 years? No, he will be gone from office. Will his policies matter in 5 years? I suggest you take a good look at his policies, and the effect they will have on your life in 5 years. His policies will matter in 5 years.

I have spoken as rationally as I can to you “undecideds.” Personally I am exhausted listening to people complain about the President’s personality while they are benefiting from his policies. To me, policies trump personality any time. No pun intended!

You decide. Five years from now, we will be living with the policies of the winner on Nov. 3. They and their “personality” will be gone. But, you will be living with the residue of their philosophy and implementation of that philosophy.

Choose wisely.