There is a very good reason I have ceased calling people who work in the media, at least mainstream media, “journalists”. A journalist is someone who digs into issues, asks tough but fair questions, and looks for the objective truth. They can be wrong, but they were looking for truth. People who work in the mainstream media, in this day and age, don’t look for the truth. They look to fabricate it.
So, when anyone from an MSM source writes an opinion piece about Trump that is neither overly critical of him nor overly supportive of him (I admit to doing the latter pretty much all of the time), it is seen as a breath of fresh air.
Grady Means wrote such an article on the San Francisco Chronicle. Now, while it’s not CNN, the NYT and other major MSM sources, given this is coming from the city where the phrase “full of crap” is taken literally, it makes sense to make certain presumptions about this California-based news source.
His article, titled “In defense of Trump’s foreign policy” notes the interesting way the POTUS goes about dealing with other nations in comparison to his predecessors (particularly Obama) and what results such dealings bring about to the security of not just the United States, but perhaps even the rest of the world.
In his second paragraph, he makes it known that he is not an apologist for Trump; that he did not vote for Trump nor Hillary. He notes: “I didn’t and still don’t think he has a firm grasp of history and global issues, and so I have no dog in this fight…”
So it is clear that Grady is not exactly a Trump supporter, but he is not a Leftist whacko either and can recognize good work when he sees it, even if it derives from questionably confusing tactics.
Grady writes: “As opposed to his immediate predecessors, he has not gotten us into a huge catastrophe in Iraq (in fact, he has not gotten us into any big shooting war). He has not gone on an embarrassing global apology tour to autocratic Muslim countries who treat women like dirt. He has not telegraphed our moves in Afghanistan and Iraq, emboldening our enemy and leading to loss of American lives. And, for the moment, he has stopped nuclear and missile expansion in North Korea as opposed to Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, who all claimed to have stopped North Korea’s nuclear program. Not to ‘conflate’, but he is way ahead of his more articulate predecessors on many counts – the ones that actually count.”
Clearly, we can see Grady had some issues with the way Obama particularly dealt with foreign policy. That paragraph leads me to believe he is not a Leftist, seeing as pretty much all Leftists saw Obama’s apology tour not as embarrassing or degrading but as justice for decades of “stealing” and “cheating” from other countries.
Then, Grady makes the point that he is not entirely certain what Trump is thinking most of the time. “So what is Trump’s foreign policy? It appears to have something to do with positioning and making deals, although we would need to use IBM’s Watson computer running a million variations of game theory to fully understand his logic and approach. But that does not make it wrong. It just makes it confusing.”
He then details the way Trump treats Putin and Xi Jinping, the leaders of America’s two most notable enemies. He, in person, flatters them to no end and strokes their egos, calling them “good guys” and saying he trusts them in front of cameras.
Part of the reason the Left believes Trump is a traitor or a Russian spy is due to how he treats Putin and Xi Jinping in person. But they always leave out what Trump does in his policy, which is actually against the interests of Russia and China.
Grady notes that Trump’s actions seemingly contradict his personal words of flattery for the rival nations. One moment, Trump is stroking their egos, and the next, “he dramatically expands the defense budget (aimed at China and Russia), takes the advice of the command leadership to streamline military response and effectiveness, moves a good portion of the Pacific fleet to the coast of China and North Korea, and directly challenges China over the islands in the South China Sea. He TWICE draws a red line on chemical weapons in Syria and enforces it (as opposed to his feckless predecessor) with cruise missile attacks, and then attacks and kills Syrian and Russian forces committing genocide. He provides lethal weapons to Ukraine to fight Russians, creates a better balance between the Shiite and Sunni forces in the Middle East, re-strengthens our alliance with Israel, starts a mini trade skirmish with China to force a needed discussion on intellectual property theft that his predecessors were afraid to have, refocuses foreign policy on Asia and firms up the alliance with Japan.”
Grady goes on and on, listing off Trump’s foreign policy achievements such as expanding our energy resources by dealing with Saudi Arabia, “kicking NATO and EU leadership (which led his predecessors around by the nose) in the rear for their historically cynical and mercantilist policies, expands NATO funding and strengthens it significantly,” strengthening our cyberwarfare systems and strengthening the U.S. economy, which is a crucial factor in any dealings, with the strengthening of the value of the dollar.
Then, Grady openly admits: “I have no idea what the guy is thinking.”
That’s fine, but I would like to try my hand at explaining the Don’s logic. I think Trump, above other things, wants to remain unpredictable. Creating confusion is a part of remaining unpredictable. What I believe he intends to do is to make a deal every single time he meets with someone. He’s not going to meet with world leaders just to get a photo-op. His mission is to make a deal with them. Granted, that’s what world leaders tend to do anyway, but given that he wrote the book on making deals, he sees it as his number one priority above all else for the duration of the meeting.
And in these meetings, as I have said in his defense of the Helsinki meeting, he does not want to antagonize the opposing party. He would do the same with the Democrats if they were not so stuck up as to deny to give him anything he wants and then whine when he does things they don’t like. When he meets actual world leaders, he looks to make a deal because he feels that he really can. Frankly, we’ve seen everyone from Emmanuel Macron to Vladimir Putin to even Kim Jong-un be friendlier with Trump than the Democrats have.
The way Trump thinks is this: “I can be your best friend or your worst enemy”. In personal meetings, he does his best to be friendly unless he is attacked for no reason. He meets with our supposed “allies” in NATO and the EU and treats them the same way they have been treating us for ages: poorly. Then, he goes to our enemies and treats them nicely. He is sending our “allies” a message that he can find other allies apart from them. That he can befriend others and treat them well. That they have not been fair with the U.S. and he’s not taking crap from them.
He could easily be Europe’s greatest ally if they were making fair deals with us.
And at the end of the day, Trump, knowing that Russia and China are still our greatest rivals, enacts policy and actions that go against their best interests. That still stand up for American interests and for world interests.
It may be confusing, considering we likely have not seen any other President before him deal with foreign powers, enemies and allies alike, in the way that he does (I say likely because I can only realistically compare Trump to Obama and don’t know how the previous Presidents after our period of isolationism dealt with foreign powers).
However confusing it may be, it’s working like a charm. Iran, despite their threats and being “unimpressed” with Trump’s all-caps tweet against them, is crumbling with their currency imploding on them and their people visibly ticked off at the leadership. North Korea has recently been dismantling key launching facilities because of the June 12 summit. ISIS has been almost entirely wiped out, with no large terrorist attacks having occurred in America since Halloween of last year (there have been some smaller ones, but nothing ISIS can claim responsibility for).
So with all of these major threats to our nation either being destroyed (ISIS), denuclearized or defunded and on the brink of collapse, even Grady has to admit: “… I feel a lot safer today than I did under his past predecessors.”
In the span of less than two years, Donald Trump has destroyed the “JV” team, reached a deal to get North Korea to denuclearize and stopped funding the terror-sponsor that is Iran’s nuclear capabilities (though I fear Obama has done too much damage here).
Our biggest foreign threats, at this point, are horrendous tariffs from other nations imposed on American products, but that is being taken care of with a trade war that we are in prime position of winning, given our strong and improving economy.
Grady’s article overall is a breath of fresh air regarding coverage of Trump. Usually, people are either overly critical of him (on both sides, for some reason) or overly supportive of him (I do this largely because he does a lot of great things for this country that heavily outweigh any “character flaws” he may have and sins of the past such as Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal).
It is hard to find honest coverage of a sitting President, especially in today’s world of rhetoric and narrative over objective truth.
“Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
I’ve known for a long time now that Europe is, in many ways, a “s**thole”. Part of the reason is due to the huge increases in the amount of “Syrian refugees” that are literally invading Europe. But another part is the fact that you don’t really enjoy the same sort of freedom and liberty that you enjoy in the States.
This has been true since the very founding of our nation, but it’s especially important to mention in this case. What am I talking about? Well, if you’ve been following some news sources, you’ll know that a man in the U.K. faces prison time due to a video he posted that was deemed “Grossly Offensive”. And yes, that’s the actual charge, which is why I’ve capitalized it.
According to the Daily Wire: “A Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday found Scottish YouTube personality Count Dankula – real name Mark Meechan – guilty of being “grossly offensive,” which was explicitly banned in Section 127 of the 2003 Communications Act.”
“Meechan was arrested in April 2016 for allegedly committing a hate crime by sharing a short video on YouTube. The video showed him teaching his girlfriend’s dog to give a Nazi ‘Sieg Heil salute,’ and showed the pug named Buddha responding excitedly to the phrase ‘gas the Jews.’”
According to Meechan, he said he had taught the dog to do the Nazi salute as “a joke intended to upset his girlfriend,” and the video was just meant to be seen by a few of his friends, but the video was ultimately shared on Reddit and its popularity exploded.
Now, this is a very stupid and offensive joke for sure, but it’s not something to imprison someone over. This isn’t an act that harmed someone else, physically or otherwise; not something that would harm him physically or otherwise (except get his girlfriend mad at him, which was the intention of the joke anyway); and this doesn’t harm the system of government or violate anyone else’s rights.
All this is is a dumb and offensive joke that harms literally no one. I can see why this would offend people, particularly Jewish people. But that’s the worst thing that the video does. He doesn’t show himself actually gassing a Jewish person or causing someone else harm. Frankly, the T.V. show “South Park” regularly does more to offend the Jewish community (although they offend just about everyone, including the Left) than this guy did.
And this is not the only time someone was arrested and sent to jail for being “offensive” in the U.K. Back in 2016, a man was imprisoned after leaving bacon sandwiches outside a mosque and was sentenced to 12 months in prison, where he was eventually stabbed to death, according to the Daily Wire.
That guy was just playing a joke at Muslims’ expense and paid dearly for it. He was sent to jail and murdered there, when he shouldn’t have been. An offensive joke as well, but not something to arrest someone for, and in this particular case, it cost someone their life.
And considering the huge rises in rape, stabbings and general actual crimes that have been happening in the U.K., you’d think they’d give a bit more of a darn about that than the “mean things” people say on the internet or the offensive jokes they play at a group of people’s expense.
Returning to Meechan’s case, his girlfriend gives us more context on the very dog in the video: “He will lift his paw to virtually anything if he gets a treat for it. We have taught him to lift his paw to food, like ham or cheese.” So the dog will lift his paw, or “give the Nazi salute”, if you will, to anything as long as it gets him a treat. Meechan’s girlfriend also gives us more context on Meechan himself, saying he never had “expressed anti-Jewish or anti-Semitic” views and has “always been very supportive towards minority groups.”
So someone who doesn’t actually have Nazi beliefs was arrested for joking about it. That’d be another way to put this whole thing.
Meechan himself even said: “I don’t actually hate Jewish people and the video was just an insight into the darker side of my humour, a prank to annoy my girlfriend and that I did not intend for people, other than people who knew my comedy, to see the video.”
This has gotten so much attention that even comedian Ricky Gervais came to Meechan’s defense: “A man has been convicted in a UK court of making a joke that was deemed ‘grossly offensive’. If you don’t believe in a person’s right to say things that you might find ‘grossly offensive’, then you don’t believe in Freedom of Speech.”
And he makes a good point. I’m not a comedian, but I find that comedy tends to be unfunny and bland when it’s entrenched in political correctness. Political correctness utterly destroys people’s ability to be funny. Some of the funniest comedy is when someone, either an individual or a group of people, are being made fun of. And even the Left should know, given how often times they make jokes that are strictly aimed at conservatives’ expense.
Now, as a conservative, I couldn’t care less about those jokes. I don’t get easily offended. Insult me, that’s fine. Insult Trump, that’s fine. I’ll challenge your very reasoning, but I won’t get offended. Insult my conservative beliefs and I’ll merely roll my eyes at your ignorance.
The only thing that I would legitimately get offended by is any insult to my Christianity, much as when Joy Behar attacked Mike Pence’s Christian belief, effectively offending the roughly 2 billion Christians on Earth. Granted, I mostly rolled my eyes to her comments as well, but I did still find them offensive. I also sort of found it offensive that it took her about a month to apologize for it.
But overall, I don’t really find many things that offend me. And in the case of Meechan, no one should honestly find it too offensive either. It was just a stupid joke meant to annoy his girlfriend.
And with the U.K.’s response to the video, they’ve acted far more like Nazis themselves than Meechan has. That’s what true Fascism looks like, liberals. Arresting and convicting someone for doing something stupid but harmless. Imprisoning someone just for making a joke. In effect, convicting someone who simply MIGHT have a different opinion (although in this case, Meechan isn’t actually a Nazi). They may not necessarily be quite at that level, but this is a step too close to that.
I thought Winston Churchill helped defeat the Nazis. Looks like some of them infiltrated the U.K. government (and, frankly, the U.S. as well).
“Woe to those who enact evil statutes and to those who constantly record unjust decisions.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
On June 6th, 2017, a man in Paris attacked an on-duty police officer with a hammer outside of the Notre Dame Cathedral. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb (from the Socialist Party) told reporters that said officer’s condition is not very serious. I’m glad that this attack didn’t develop into something larger, but here’s the intriguing part of the story: the attacker yelled “This is for Syria” before bashing the police officer over the head with a hammer.
Now, while this is rather different from the usual “Allahu Akhbar” (translation: Allah is the greatest), we must still consider this an act of terror. Why? Because the attacker was also carrying two kitchen knives and “other unsophisticated weapons”, according to Collomb. It’s clear that this man was planning to do more than what he achieved. Unlike other attacks that result in the terrorists either killing themselves or getting killed by police forces, this attacker, while still having been shot, was not killed but rather was hospitalized.
But now onto the larger topic at hand: is this the beginning of the end for Europe? Over the past two weeks, there have been two terror attacks in England and one in France. And there have been 20 terrorist attacks in Europe (not counting this one) in 2017 alone, according to TheReligionOfPeace.com, a website that exposes the threat Islam is to the civilized world. Out of those 20 attacks, 15 of them have been in Western Europe. 6 of them in France. These range from large terror attacks such as the one in Manchester that killed 22 people and injured over 100 others, to one Jewish woman killed by a Muslim who threw her off a balcony simply for being Jewish. The Muslim killer praised Allah while doing it.
And in 2016, there were 50 terrorist attacks IN EUROPE ALONE. By comparison, there have only been 4 attacks on American soil in 2017 so far! So don’t go about telling me and others that Trump is making Muslims angry and will kill many Americans. It’s been mostly in Europe, where socialism runs rampant, that these attacks have been happening. In countries that welcome terrorists with open arms while telling people that said terrorists are nice, soft and cuddly teddy bears.
The large influx of ‘refugees’ into Europe will ultimately mark the end of civilized society in the continent. Don’t misunderstand, the continent will still be there. No one’s gonna blow it off the face of the earth. But Europe is well on its way to becoming Islamized. Civilized society in Europe will be destroyed and replaced with the barbaric (and let’s face it, satanic) Sharia Law.
Unless the people of these countries wake up to the threat of the end of their civilization, they will ultimately succumb to Islam. The people of France have already voted for a man that won’t keep them safe for the next 5 to 10 years (France has five-year presidential terms and a president can be reelected only once). Emmanuel Macron believes in an “open-door” policy when it comes to inviting Death himself into France. So does Angela Merkel in Germany. Only Theresa May is relatively against taking in many refugees into the U.K.
France and Germany, along with other nations that elect socialist leaders, will ultimately fall to Islam. Whether it be through warfare and bloodshed or through implementing laws that satisfy Muslims and Muslims only, eventually leading to Sharia Law (perhaps under a different name). Thankfully, Donald Trump knows of the dangers of allowing these ‘refugees’ into the country. He knows that European countries are largely risking their citizens’ lives by bringing in these savages. And he knows that the U.S. shouldn’t let these people in.
These refugees are wolves in sheep’s clothing. The media will portray them as vulnerable and harmless, but the minute they get the chance, they will begin slaughtering “infidels” in the name of their horrendous god: Allah, and their evil, pedophiliac ‘prophet’: Mohammed. They are the very embodiment of evil. And, as I’ve said multiple times before, evil always loses in the end.
That’s not just an absolute truth in movies, cartoons and t.v. shows (depending on which shows you’re talking about). But it’s an absolute truth in the Bible. An absolute truth in the story of mankind. Evil will always lose to the righteousness of God!
1 John 3:8
“The one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.”
Author: Freddie M.
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