That Doom & Gloom About Trump’s Anti-Democracy “Big Lie” Taking Hold In The Next Elections?  I Wonder…

That Doom & Gloom About Trump’s Anti-Democracy “Big Lie” Taking Hold In The Next Elections? I Wonder…


WORDS: 1,841 —  The atmosphere in the land is indeed growing in an anxiety about the upcoming elections.  More and more we see the Trumpian lies being believed by the Republicans… or what’s left of Republicanism.  The signs are everywhere, and the media pundits, political strategists, and political insiders are sounding the alarm bell.  Is there any hope for the country?


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The Armchair Strategist #1:  Our Afghan Friends And That Promise

The Armchair Strategist #1: Our Afghan Friends And That Promise


WORDS: 597 —  I spent years in the military carrying a gun and defending my country as an NCO in charge of men and assets.  If anyone understands military strategy it’s me.  I waited at the phone for the call from any sitting President (or standing one either) to provide my valuable insight, and just crickets.  They could have avoided all their troubles.  If only they called me first…….


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Let’s Recap The Responsibility For The Afghanistan Debacle

Let’s Recap The Responsibility For The Afghanistan Debacle


WORDS: 4,694 —  In the end the finger-pointing for our current shock & awe with the Afghanistan exodus can very easily be traced back to those who continued to vote for those elected officials, for decades, to keep such policies alive… you and me.  But of course we can’t accept that level of responsibility, can we?  It’s far too… obtuse; it doesn’t create a political villain.


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An Amateur’s View Of The Taliban As A Fighting Force

An Amateur’s View Of The Taliban As A Fighting Force


WORDS: 2,173 —  While there is very little the average American on the street can know for sure about what’s going on in Afghanistan first hand, we can say that the average American on the street is very experienced in watching video footage of what’s going on over there.  But the trick in that is to watch the people in that footage because that is all anyone can truly interpret.  It’s a bit of a mental game.  Let’s play.


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Meanwhile, Back In The States…. (In The Aftermath of Afghanistan)

Meanwhile, Back In The States…. (In The Aftermath of Afghanistan)


WORDS: 1,576 —  In spite of the fact that we are very likely going to watch from the comfort of our living rooms the painful exit, and mass exodus from Kabul in real time 4k resolution as it happens… our memories on this one will likely be shorter than one might think given the 20 year investment of lives and money.


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Afghanistan (Again)… Meaning, and Signs

Afghanistan (Again)… Meaning, and Signs


WORDS: 1,928 —  The evacuation of Kabul?  Yeah, it all looks bad over there.  Things are out of control.  There’s chaos everywhere.  Things could have been planned much better for sure.  The evacuation fiasco is all on the Biden team.  People are desperate to leave; jumping on planes taxiing down the runway and dropping like flies to their deaths when the planes take off.  Desperate people climbing over the walls, pushing through the razor wire.. fencing… trying to get out of Afghanistan before the Taliban lops off their heads or the heads of their family members.  Video and images galore showing the American defeat by the Taliban.


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Is The Real Pandemic Our National Loss Of Faith?

Is The Real Pandemic Our National Loss Of Faith?


WORDS: 1,754 —  No, I’m not talking only about the contemporary drifting of society away from religious faith, although that definitively is part of it.  Perhaps I am suggesting that besides our divisive faith in government and its institutions there’s an observable decline in faith in ourselves.. as individuals, but far mostly with each other… and humanity in general.  So, if that’s true then now what?


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It Will Get Worse, There Will Be Blame, There Will Be Violence… Things Are Gonna Get Pretty Nasty Very Soon, Unless…….

It Will Get Worse, There Will Be Blame, There Will Be Violence… Things Are Gonna Get Pretty Nasty Very Soon, Unless…….


WORDS: 2.180 —  I am talking entirely about the Covid pandemic here.  That’s not to imply that all the other factors currently affecting our national stress levels are not causing some effect on top of that.  But right now the worsening pandemic is taking center stage… and the signs are piling up that things will be getting worse medically and socially.  How, you ask?


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“The Committee”, The First Session, The Anticipations

“The Committee”, The First Session, The Anticipations


WORDS: 992 —  We now have a committee to investigate the January 6th Insur.…. Um… for now should we call this “The Capitol Riot”?  It seems “insurrection” is a bit conclusive given this committee has been formed to determine facts to form a truth.  The first session was certainly sobering for anyone watching.  But to be sure, there’s more to come!


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Does The Influence From Mar-a-Lago Originate From Someone In Congress?

Does The Influence From Mar-a-Lago Originate From Someone In Congress?


WORDS: 1,625 —  The exercise that is democracy seems to be simply a collection of puppeteers.. working the strings of their own spheres of influence to control the vast masses of those constantly trying to control them.  We are all puppets waiting to feel the pull of the string from a master who in turn waits for our own pull.  Let’s hope all the strings are strong.


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A Parting Shot Regarding Afghanistan (and a blurb about Iraq)

A Parting Shot Regarding Afghanistan (and a blurb about Iraq)


WORDS: 1,535 —  GAME SHOW HOST: “Thanks for stopping by and playing… REBUILDING AFGHANISTAN!  And even though you didn’t win, America, we’d like to give you our home version as a lovely parting gift.  Perhaps we will see you again in the future!  What do we have for our new winner, The Taliban,  Johnny?”  


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