Fox hate is breeding mistrust in American Justice: If your cause is serving the wealthy to become wealthy, political freedom is a threat. To kill such threats, you create mistrust. You attack safety regulations, for example, as “job killers.” Sowing hate binds supporters to your cause. Lying and cheating is justified “it’s for a good cause.” A President can be excused for any wrongdoing as long as he publically espouses your cause. Supporters do not have to even know right from wrong, only that what you are saying is what they want to hear. If you fear an investigation from the Justice Department attack Justice as corrupt. If you fear facts might prove your promises false, attack the deliverer of information, the free press. If you fear being called out for your male entitlement to pat female behinds, attack women as false accusers. Scandal is hate mongering; breeding hate that prejudges the opposition wrong in order not to have to prove your own position. Defending abuse by attacking accusers is hate pandering. Creating political failure to ensure I-told-you-so policies is hate politics. The Birthers, the KKK, and Fox all know how to sow hate to reap victory. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Hannity Bunkruptcy: A bunkrupt person is someone who mocks educated people as “elite” in order to demonize experts telling the uneducated they need to improve. Hannity uses the word “elite” to denigrate the hard work needed to become an expert so Hannity can appear to be one of the good ole boys reveling in ignorance. Labeling Democrats as “elitists” is a Republican tactic to appeal to “I forgot what I learned” down-home constituents. “Elitism” is a political taunt of the insecure used to make fun of common courtesy, kindness and tolerance. Bunkruptcy, therefore, is an immoral status of maligning others based on narrow-minded, preconceived, self-righteous convictions. To be “bankrupt” is to be found guilty of consistent lack of credibility and the continuous use of misleading statements that create false impressions and erroneous conclusions. Hannity Bunkruptcy is appealing to our lesser angels whereby scandal is employed to lead others by the nose just to make a living. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
100 million deaths in half and hour: Nuclear war would kill 100 million in the first half hour, say US military experts. That’s the equivalent of every person in the southern US states. Wiped off the earth in the first thirty minutes: Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Jackson, Little Rock, Kansas City, Memphis, Birmingham, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami, Charlotte. One-third of America obliterated in minutes because somebody uncontrollable was allowed to push the button of devastation. Those who allow Trump to play nuclear chicken with North Korea believe in their hearts that someone else will die, not them. But nuclear war would soon murder most of the people on this planet, if not from the blast then from poisonous gas fall out, world-wide drought and famine, the disease from pestilence, and the many dangers bombed out cities ruled by mobs and gangs. Never happen? Six hundred thousand Americans died in the Civil War over self-centered pride. Southern communities lost entire populations of young men. The Southern economy was in survival mode for fifty-years. Imagine nuclear calamity across the entire country. You are dead. Your family is gone. Millions murdered for a stupid, ignorant act of uncontrolled childishness? How could you possibly have let this happen? By ignoring the greatest threat to human security that ever lived! Donald Trump. We can’t risk nuclear war for any sane reason. Vote the nuclear bombing supporters of Trump out of office. Your vote is what matters. Don’t listen to nonsense copout excuses that nuke-talk is “mass-hysteria.” Japanese concentration camps in WWII was mass hysteria. Bombing Iraq into twenty years of war was mass hysteria. Those were real mass hysterias. Voting nukers out of office is common sense. Cheap excuses killed 600,000 Americans in the Civil War. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
NAFTA benefited the US not Mexico: NAFTA was created in 1994 to promote convergence of wage and living standards. Though Trump trumped how US lost, Mexico did not benefit according to Gerardo Esquivel an economics professor at the Colegio de Mexico: Since NAFTA’s inception Mexico’s population has grown faster than its trade partners––so Mexico lost ground relative to the US and Canada––while poverty in Mexico rose by 2 million compared to Brazil where it fell by 30 million. Whatever benefits occurred, they went mainly to billionaires such as Carlos Slim the world’s sixth-richest man and three other Mexicans who hold wealth equal to about 8.5% of Mexico’s gross domestic product, more the double prior to NAFTA. Ruben Ojeda, a former Finance Minister, said, “Mexico’s financial agenda was unrealistic expecting NAFTA to do the work for Mexico and depending on exports alone. Leaders protected vested interests against inflation and left agriculture to die. We have failed to learn the key lesson from successful emerging economies. Industries need to be nurtured before they are exposed. American and Canadian workers can buy a car from five months’ wages, while Mexican workers get only four tires and a steering wheel. The country doesn’t spend on workforce skill training. Mexico protects instead of investing on a grand scale. Fiscal rectitude balances the budget, but fails to educate segments of society that could build technology. Even ignoring the impact of drug wars, crime, and institutionalized corruption, Mexico has failed to catch on to the idea that to succeed economically, countries like South Korea create their own Samsung. Where is Mexico’s Samsung?” Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Trump and the GOP are destroying the public’s moral compass: Morals are taught as lessons with rules for proper conduct. Morals are encouraged by obedience to rules to maintain social acceptance. Immorality and disobedience to social rules is punished by being shunned or shamed. Morals, however, are weakly understood both socially and biologically. As a result, people who act amorally cover their guilt by making excuses. As President of the United State and leader of the Republican Party and Conservatives, Trump’s amoral acts and immoral excuses are destroying America’s moral compass. Trump immorality is sticking his hand up married women’s skirts and bragging he can get away with it. Trump immorality is hindering the FBI investigation into Russian interference with US elections and condemning American intelligence services. Trump immorality is blaming a war veteran for becoming a prisoner of war, mocking a former President for the color of his skin, excoriating our cherished tradition of free press for publishing inconvenient facts. Trump immorality is racist, anti-democracy, anti-free speech, anti-freedom of religion, anti-global alliances, war-mongering, and indecencies too many to list. If the President can be seen repeatedly to act amorally, and the leaders of the Republican Party and Conservatives support Trump’s immorality, then everyone can break the rules when they feel like it. Trump fake news has much of America wondering just what the truth really is. If you can’t believe in your politically biased church, you can’t believe in the free press, you can’t believe in the experts, in the wise or even in the experienced, just what can you believe in? Well, you can believe this: Trump fake news and Trump alternative truths is what life is like when you have lost your moral compass. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Horse and Sparrow tax scam: Tax cuts which ended up mainly for the rich failed to generate a better economy under Reagan and both the Bushes. The income gap between rich and not-rich has grown every year since l970. In the eighties failed tax cuts led to the Financial Crisis. In the nineties income turned down when the technology bubble burst. By 2007 the rich man’s mortgage fraud meltdown gave us a decade of the great Republican Recession. Every time conservatives claimed tax cuts would spur economy, instead tax cuts led to stock buy-backs, unbridled high-risk ventures, overseas marketing and offshore bank accounts. America’s economic gap between rich and middle class today is worse than eighteenth century France before their revolution. Poor people stay poor until they have decent jobs. People buy when the have money to spend. Consumer buying creates demand and only demand creates jobs. Tax cuts are nothing more than the horse and sparrow theory: Feed the horse enough oats and some will pass through to the road for the sparrow. The Queen of France lost her head when she told workers who had no bread to eat cake. Conservatives tax cuts are telling America’s workers to find their dreams in horse dung. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.
Business is a privilege not a right: It is difficult to question the person who signs your pay check. But business has no legal rights over labor. Divine right of kings may have fostered on subjects for centuries, but any sort of authority, government or business, has no legal rights unless generated by the people who authorize it through government. Individuals, for example, are allowed to establish and operate businesses under a grant of license by the people of a community. Businesses are allowed to engage in commerce by the public through government. People coming together form a nation. Government is the people––you and I and those we elect as our representatives. Government is the ultimate power. The purpose of government is to provide for the prosperity of the people. Any business that fails to provide prosperity for the people, as determined by the people, can be discontinued. Business wealth comes from the community in which the business exists. Business wealth cannot be used against the prosperity of the people for the sole benefit of the ownership. Conservatives want to control their wealth without regard to the welfare of the people. Conservatives use their wealth to persuade others (religious, cultural, and educational groups) to join conservative interests even though such interests serve mainly to increase conservative wealth. Such is the impact of conservative wealth that when a worker takes a job he or she has been conditioned to fail to consider that business has an obligation to the public, not just to employ workers to make a profit. It is this mistaken belief that the purpose of business is only to make a profit that subordinates workers to ownership. The idea that the owner puts in money and therefore takes all the risk is ridiculous. The people own the land, issue the license to commerce, provide the wherewithal for materials, streets, public services, law enforcement, fire control, and all the sub-services and ancillary activities that make it possible for businesses to exist. Workers risk their own lives and energy to enable business profits. Workers have much more to lose by providing labor than any investment provided by ownership. Business exists for the prosperity of the people not for making the wealthy richer. Government of the people and by people is for the people. Business is a privilege given by the people not a right granted over workers. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.