from Bill Still
Why is this very improbable candidate – Donald Trump – winning, and why can’t the full fury of both establishment Republicans and Democrats – the culture of governance by bribery – stop him?
In short, because he is literally a moving target. He learns, he adapts, he evolves. This is the secret behind most good CEO’s – problem solving through what’s called the AGILE model.
Let’s go to the Comments section of my last few reports:
David Salandez 29 minutes ago
“If people really believe in God then they would know what Donald Drumpf is doing isn’t right. For Jesus said, 34 ‘I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. 35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.’ John 13:34-35 CEB”
+David Salandez – I completely understand, David. But we are not commanded to love a group of people hell-bent on our destruction as a nation. All Trump has said is that something is going on that we – as a nation – have a right to understand before we go past the point of no return.
The road signs are easily discernable. Look at Germany. Look at England. Look at France. It’s the same in all three once-great nations. In just a few years, political correctness has blinded them from remembering the great and necessary principles of that made them free in the first place – thereby sending their civilizations crashing.
The basic lesson once again – freedom is not free. You have to earn it. You have to fight for it.
It’s not that their civilizations are wrong. It’s that they forgot to maintain the pillars upon which civilization is built.
Certainly, we have a right to know whether an incoming migrant is part of a group that wants to – is required to destroy that civilization. Do we not all agree on this basic premise? If they are coming to make eventual war, then don’t we have the national right to defend ourselves?
We need this national debate. It is not just an option; it is essential.
Trump’s position is remarkably prescient. It is exactly right! “Hold on. Let’s talk this over.”
When the fate of humanity’s 2500-year-long freedom experiment is on the line, we can afford to not go rushing into things.
This is not bigotry. It is a practical approach to solving an obvious problem. It’s what makes a successful chess player – mental agility – take in new information – make your next best move.
“Mister me 5 hours ago
‘What about this?’
Then he gives a link. I don’t usually publish links because it takes a lot of time to figure out what they are and I have to look at them because they could be – and usually are — something completely crazy.
Reply ·to+Mister me –
Yup. He WAS basically a democrat. And now that he has escaped the New-York-only mindset – guess what? He learned. He evolved into someone who figured that the leftist/socialist mindset does NOT yield a sustainable result for a freedom-loving nation.
Because humanity has not yet evolved to the point where a disarmed nation can long remain a free nation. This was not widely understood in New York culture a generation ago. They bought into the notion that human kind had evolved beyond such violent solutions.
But the truth is that the best humankind can hope for is sort of an armed stalemate – a détente – where opposing power blocks keep the other opposing power blocks at bay. And interestingly that is the basis of the U.S. Constitution – the separation of powers concept.
Opposing power blocks were set up within the Constitution and that tension between them is what keeps America free.
Equally interesting is that this opposing power blocks concept on the international level is the idea of the nation state. Once the concept of the nation state is sufficiently eroded, you would have a world at peace under one big, worldwide government, but at the cost of freedom.
Why? Because as Lord Acton said:
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Interestingly, it was Lord Acton who also said:
“Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.”
So, this essential truth derived from the American Revolutionary War has been kept safe throughout the American countryside outside of New York by those of us who grew up hunting and practicing gun safety since we were 10 years old.
Yup, carrying guns is not very safe if you haven’t had a lot of practice. Yes, it inevitably allows crazy people to kill people. But in the face of an armed invasion, it’s better than alternative #2.