Reconnecting with old compadres

RECENTLY I OPENED a Facebook page in my real name. I’ve been in and out of Facebook for years, mostly out. It can be a useful and fun tool, but its primary value for me is to see what folks I once knew are doing these days.

(Few, if any, are having anywhere near the fun I’m having.)

Many of these reconnections have been with people I worked with in the newspaper world. I have been saddened by this.

While it is common knowledge that those in the media are flaming leftists, for some reason I have been surprised — shouldn’t have been — to see that my old compadres are firmly in that category.

Their FB posts are unrelenting Trump Hate. Luckily, I decided before reentering the FB world that I would not touch politics. I failed in that resolve only once so far, and that was a link to a story about Trump’s hand in getting the first black woman promoted to Marine Corps general.

Nary a one of my former coworkers responded to that one. Of course, it flies in the face of what they all “know,” that Trump is a vile racist.

There is no evidence of his being a racist, of course. Quite the contrary. But all of those suffering from what has been dubbed Trump Derangement Syndrome know without a doubt he’s a racist, a misogynist, a xenophobe, just a crude man in general. Like the racist charge, there is no evidence of any of this.

On the crudity issue, they base their opinions on that famous recording of Trump in a locker room in which he referred to grabbing, well, you know. The fact that Bill Clinton got a BJ in the Oval Office from an intern slattern is ignored.

None of the sex business bothers me at all. Men in high places have always used that power to attract very willing women. It’s human nature.

As the French politician Marine Le Pen has noted, There is no more Right or Left. There are only Globalists and Nationalists. I think that is correct, and much of the anti-Trump hysteria comes from his belief in national borders and the need to protect them.

Living in another nation with a drastically different culture opens one’s eyes to the fact that cultures can be stunningly incompatible. There are two points to be made. One is that differences are good and interesting, so trying to blur the lines is bad. Do we really want a one-world culture? Secondly, some cultures are inferior. Do those in positive cultures want to poison themselves?

The classic, modern example, of course, is Western Europe’s opening its borders to Mohammedans, something Europe is coming to regret in a grand way due to the Mohammedan culture’s being all the things that leftists loathe.

Logic is not their strong suit.

And assimilation is not Mohammedans’ strong suit, to state it mildly.

I read FB posts of my former compadres, reeking of Trump loathing, but I see no reasons stated. They simply believe it because everyone they know believes it. Group-Think. They have tasted the Kool-Aid, and it is savory.

Unlike so many on both Right and Left, I do not “hate” people who disagree with me on political matters. With some exceptions, I believe them to be simply naive and misinformed, primarily of human nature and history.

I wish everyone reacted in the same way to differences of opinion. So I wish all my former coworkers the best, that one day they will see the beauty of Trump’s brashness, and that he’s a breath of fresh air in the Oval Office.

Among his many positives is that he supports Israel — unlike his lamentable predecessor — the sole nation in the Mideast where women walk free, unmasked, unmutilated and unstoned.

He ain’t perfect, but he isn’t Hillary. Thank the Goddess for favors bestowed.

Nikki_Haley_official_photoOne day, the United States will get a woman president. May she be like Margaret Thatcher or Nikki Haley (left) whose maiden name was Nimrata Randhawa. How on earth did that xenophobe Trump install Nimrata in the United Nations?

Did it slip his mind that he’s a sexist xenophobe?

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(The Moon has a new look. I hope you find it appealing. Aside from the header photo, it’s really not all that different.)

All my fault

I LEFT THE United States in pretty good condition when I moved over the Rio Bravo in January 2000. Bill Clinton was president, and the stock market was going gangbusters.

Alas, my absence was noted, and the nation went straight to Hell. The stock market started a two-year plunge that year. Then other horrible things began to happen.

Mohammedans attacked New York City. U.S. military expeditions into the Middle East were mucked up.

The economy collapsed in 2008. Would this have happened had I stayed home in Houston? There’s no way to know.

And things grew even worse.

Voters put a left-wing, mulatto community organizer with little useful experience into the White House and then, astonishingly, re-elected him four years later. Kool-Aid moment.

The White House power vacuum emboldened murderous Mohammedans far and wide. Leftists overran American universities, kicking out contrary opinions.

And here we are today.

Manning

The White House’s community organizer freed the traitor Bradley Manning* from prison in January, and Brad will soon do an interview with ABC “News.” Expect sympathy and softballs.

Meanwhile, in New York City, the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade is honoring a Puerto Rican terrorist who took part in fatal, bombing campaigns in the 1970s.

The New York Times prefers to call him “a militant.”

That’s nicer than calling him a murderer.

Furthermore, the City University of New York — a public, tax-funded institution — has invited Mohammedan terrorist supporter, Sharia Law-loving Linda Sarsour to be keynote speaker at a graduation ceremony.

As I look back on the past 17 years and remember the good nation I left compared to what it became immediately on my departure, I cannot avoid thinking that I am the cause.

It troubles my nights. Truly, it does.

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* Manning loves to be called Chelsea these days, which makes me think of Chelsea Clinton who recently said that child marriage and climate change are interconnected. She said this at a CARE National Conference in Washington D.C. where she was introduced as a “thought leader and change agent.” No joke.

A thought leader.

Say it ain’t so!

I HAVE NOT been in the United States since George W. Bush was president.

In the ensuing years I have heard very disturbing rumors about what is happening above the Rio Bravo. Here are some, and I hope you will tell me they aren’t true.

1. There is a white/black president who claims he’s all black and people vote for him entirely due to that skin tone. And that his first and last names are African, and his middle name is Mohammedan. Say it ain’t so!

Barry2. This president is married to a woman who says she was never proud of America until her husband was nominated for president. Say it ain’t so!

3. This president and his wife attended a church for 20 years to hear a pastor named Jeremiah Wright holler about how evil America is. Say it ain’t so!

4. The president, contrary to law, frees Mohammedan murderers from their cells so he can get an Army deserter back home to his family, the father of which sports his own Mohammedan beard. Say it ain’t so!

5. The president chews gum at a ceremony on the anniversary of D-Day. Say it ain’t so!

6. The president won a Nobel Peace Prize 10 minutes after taking office when he had done nothing whatsoever to merit it. Say it ain’t so!

7. The president draws “red lines” for the nation’s enemies, dares them to cross it, and looks the other way, shuffling his feet, when they do. Say it ain’t so!

8. Christian bakers who don’t want to participate in gay weddings are sued, lose, and ordered to disregard their religion … and sent to sensitivity classes.* Say it ain’t so!

9. All Democrat leaders — and many Republicans too — want to give amnesty to the hordes of invaders who have entered the nation illegally via the southern border. Say it ain’t so!

10. In many quarters, if you voice an opinion against the president’s policies on anything whatsoever, you are branded a racist. Say it ain’t so!

11. The president duped the nation into swallowing socialized medicine, and the economy, which was slogging before, continues to slog as a direct result. Say it ain’t so!

12. Mayhem and murder are rife in black urban ghettos, and if you suggest there may be a severe cultural problem that needs addressing, you are branded a racist. Say it ain’t so!

13. The illegitimacy rate is over 70 percent in black urban ghettos, and if you point out that dreadful fact, you are branded a racist. Say it ain’t so!

14. The percentage of people getting disability payments has shot through the roof in recent years. Many of these people on the dole are not disabled at all. Say it ain’t so!

15. If you disagree on any issue with a person who votes Democrat, you are branded a racist. Say it ain’t so!

16. The president, plus his entire administration, refuses to use the word “terrorist” when speaking of Mohammedan terrorists. Say it ain’t so!

17. The president, immediately on taking office, headed to Mohammedan nations to kowtow and say, on behalf of his fellow Americans, how sorry he is. Say it ain’t so!

18. The president had no executive experience and little political experience before winning his office, and he appears to not understand economics even a little bit. Say it ain’t so!

19. Political and financial corruption are rampant in the federal government, especially at the IRS, the VA and the Justice Department. The president vows action but does nothing. Say it ain’t so!

20. In spite of all these issues, about 40 percent of Americans say they think the president is doing a pretty good job leading the nation. Pass the Kool-Aid. Say it ain’t so!

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It appears I got out of the United States and became a Mexican just in time. Whew!

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* This reeks to high heaven like reeducation camps.