A Simple Observation

A short time ago, almost all in the Biden administration, including Biden were taking credit for the killing of a bad man in a car carrying explosives.

Then, what was it, Friday morning? One man admits that the man was an aid distributing water. Besides the one aid, several others, including children were killed.

The one man admitting the guilt was a four star general but he was at least five levels below the president, who remained silent. Suddenly, only the general had anything to say about it.

It is common. It happens all the time. Biden wanted to take credit for the success. On the other hand, he separated himself as far as he could from the failure.

It is the mark of a poor leader. Good leaders take responsibility for mistakes. BAD LEADERS FIND OTHERS TO BLAME!! You want to find a good leader, look for the one willing to accept the blame even more so than the credit. If Biden was a good leader, he would have held a special news conference and admitted his mistake. He would not have cowered in his basement while someone else faced the public.

Magnitude

I have noted that every now and then, a little two or three man sail boat overturns. Mostly, they will upright the boat, get back in, have a laugh, and sail on. Every now and then, tragedy strikes and one or more of the crew will die. It does happen.

On the other hand, May 15 1915 the RMS Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk, killing 1198 passengers and crew.

To be sure, the loss of life in both situations is bad. However, there simply is no equivalency and it would be a farce to try to make it one.

On Jan 6, people died during or after the occupancy of the Capital Building. Some have tried to equivocate that to the destruction of four jumbo airliners, two huge buildings, the damage done to the Pentagon and the loss of almost 3000 lives.

I guess the same folks would try to equivocate the tragedy of the sailboats to the Lusitania. It is sort of like trying to push a ten foot string straight up. It is simply impossible. It is a matter of magnitude. A two or three inch string can be held straight up. Ten foot, not likely. To be sure, no one intended to upset the sailboat. So far, no one has been charged with much more than trespassing in the Capital.

Moreover, the press seems to be doing all they can to make the ridiculous equivalency. That says more about the press than the Capital Building incident.

Remembering

You Forgot to Remember

Some of you might not yet know that I have an interest in old songs.  Something happened that reminded me of an old song.  I had almost forgotten it, oddly, because the main line in the song is:

You promised to forget me not, but you forgot to remember.

The song was very popular and I have no idea who first recorded it.  Both Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore had recordings and likely half a dozen more had successful recordings.

Its words do suggest a twist, so to speak.  Nonetheless, it has happened to me a few times.  I have promised to do something, only to forget to remember.  Then too, how about all the friends I used to know who have become faint memories.

Sometimes, I think about looking them up, but I can’t remember their last names.  I only called them by their first names.  Besides, at 72, I don’t remember so well and I had a bad memory for names in the first place.

I thought over the song and figured we have many reasons why we forget things.

First, memories fade.  To some degree, this is a good thing.  Many bad things happen to us and the memory fading does help us cope with them in the end.  Though, it does not always work that way.  My mother died when I was five and I remember every detail as if it were yesterday.  Oddly, it does cause me more grief today than then.  I won’t try to figure it out, other than it is something of a comfort to me too.

Second, memories that are handed down from one generation to the next are rarely incompletely passed along.  In the case of Israel, one generation would learn to obey the God.  Then the next generation would forget him and practice the exact things God told them not to.

Today, nations build statues and memorials.  Whenever I see a statue of someone, it reminds me of what the person did and just why I should remember him.  We also have memorials for WWII and Vietnam War.  Some of us remember.  Some don’t.  Some would prefer to forget the Vietnam War.  They consider it a dark part of our history.

Then again, I got to thinking of the Trade Towers.  It has been but 20 years and already people are forgetting.  They forget the way people jumped, knowing it was a choice of dying by fire or by the fall.  Most preferred the fall.  Each time a person hit the ground it made a distinct thud.

It is as I said, the memories do fade.  Then too it has been a generation.  The history teachers likely spend no more than a day or two about it.  The younger people don’t realize the full scale of what happened and the whys and wherefores.

Even for those who see the memorial, it does not set in the mind the way the actual experience does.  For those who don’t see the memorial, it is even easier to forget.

On the day of the event and for many days after, many promised to forget it not.  The problem is that they forgot to remember.

A few days ago we pulled out of Afghanistan.  Very few even know why we went in there.  Regardless, it was long ago.  Why should we be bothered with it today?

Let me tell you a little story and it just might suggest why we should remember.

In 1968 I graduated boot camp at MCRD San Diego.  Eventually, I was given orders to go to NAS Memphis.  On arrival at LAX, I checked my baggage and went straight back to the gate.  No one asked me for a ticket.  No one cared.  If I had wanted I could have gone to the gate without any need to travel.

You can’t do that today.  You have to show your boarding pass and ID to get to the gate, and by the way, you must also submit to a complete search.

Some say we have stopped terrorism, but we haven’t.  They have succeeded at their goal.  They have disrupted our way of living.  They have all but destroyed our way of life.

So now, my family cannot see me off or meet me at the gate and I can’t take my fingernail clippers along with me.

We need to remember.  We must not forget to remember.  If nothing else, maybe that extra line at the airport will help remind us each time we take a plane.

Suggested Solutions for the FOCs

As I turned on the TV today, I saw that the dems are in real trouble. Biden’s approval ratings have dropped to 43%. If the truth be told, it is more likely 35 or maybe 30%. Regardless, it will soon be down to 30% or lower. This means, come the midterm elections, Biden will act like a big boat anchor. Therefore, as a favor to the FOCs I have a few suggestions.

First, he could resign. I don’t think the dems would like that one. It would mean that the republicans would no longer be the only party to have a resignation in disgrace. Nonetheless, it would be fast and simple. Moreover, Biden could always try adding some kind of personal reason. He might even suggest it is for the good of the country, which would not be a lie.

Second, there are the direct ways, impeachment or 25th amendment. These are neither likely nor do they completely resolve the problem. It is sort of like getting something sticky on your fingers. It is a problem that is difficult to rid yourself of. Though you would get Biden out of office, there would be the horrible figurative stench he would leave behind, which would likely cost the FOCs a few points in the midterms. The biggest advantage of this method is that he can be removed from office even if he should refuse to resign.

Third, there is the heart attack or stroke idea. I don’t mean a real one. It would be a fake one. This would still involve the 25th amendment, but it resolves the whole smell thing. You simply notify the country that Biden has had a stoke and he will not be able to return to the office. Who knows, you might even get a few sympathy votes.

Finally, an extreme version of the above. Simply report that he has died of a heart attack and put him in the witness protection program. There would be a big funeral and everything. One hitch here is that Biden and his wife still warrant 24 hour a day Secret Service coverage.

Still something should be manageable. If the FOCs don’t arrange something before the presidential election, just how much of an embarrassment will ole Joe be by then?

(for those unaware, FOC stands for Friends of Criminals)

Crying & Yelling

According to spokesmen within the Biden administration, there are 200 – 300 Americans left in Afghanistan. As near as I can tell by news reports, there are at least 700. As far as anyone knows, it might be a thousand or more. If we had super-hearing, I am sure we would hear them all crying and yelling for help… while Biden celebrates the nearly perfect withdrawal.

I guess he is counting on none of us having super-hearing. He certainly would not want anyone to know. It would look bad on his resume. You notice Kamala is treating hims as if he is radio active. Even some of the FOCs are starting to put some distance between them and ole Joe.

Diplomacy

It would seem that Biden thinks he can bring back all of the American citizens in Afghanistan Let’s hope he succeeds before the Taliban starts using them for bargaining chips. The bad thing is, Joe has no bargaining chips.

Let me explain. If I should meet a man in a dark alley that is a foot taller than me who outweighs me by 50 pounds and knows Kung Fu, I might try diplomacy. I might try my powers of persuasion on the man. However, if I have a nine millimeter in the holster in the small of my back, my methods of diplomacy just might be simpler and more fruitful. More important, I just might be able to walk away from the incident.

The problem with Biden is that he does not seem to understand this method of diplomacy. He seems to think that if he says please, the will graciously concede. Maybe he figures if he gets down on his knees and pleads, they will turn all of them over.

To be sure, Biden does have many deadly weapons that he can use. The hitch is, now they do not believe he will use them until he uses them.

It is as I said in a previous post, the more the opponent fears you, the less likely it is that you will have to fight…the less likely it is that the enemy will suffer loss… the less likely Biden would lose one American life.

It is too late to try to bluff. Any bluff that Biden would try would likely be called, which means lives will likely be lost on both sides. It is why it was called a deterrent.

Let’s face it, it would do me little good for me to pull out the nine-milometer gun on my attacker if I won’t use it and my foe comes at me with flying hands and feet. To be sure, if President Eisenhower decided he would not respond to a nuclear attack, then all the missiles in all the world likely would not have stopped the Soviets from launching an attack and we would all be speaking Russian now, those of us that were left.

Biden Logic

An AR15 semi-automatic rifle in the hands of a law abiding citizen is a fearful thing.

On the other hand, M16 fully automatic rifles in the hands of terrorists are not big thing. Oh, and by the way, let’s make sure we throw in a few M-79 grenade launchers.

They say that the terrorists are in Afghanistan. They pose no threat to the US public. But just to make sure, he wants to leave the Mexican border open to let them in.

I suspect the Taliban are even having a hard time figuring that one out. None the less, I’m sure they have the desire to take advantage of it. If the do, Biden need not concern himself with whether or not to desire. Even the democrat house will impeach him and it won’t take long.

There is no since building up any hope. All those in line for the presidency are dems. I know. I looked it up… all the way to the 18th successor.

Incompetence? Motive? Both?

As I think over Biden’s recent decisions, certain facts have come to mind. While he does appear to be incompetent, I am beginning to wonder if there might be a motive involved, that is, beyond the standard democrat ones.

Let us face it. Virtually all his decisions benefit the Chinese. Could it be that the Chinese are the great puppet masters? To be sure, they paid untold millions to Biden’s son, and hence to Biden. Not only that, apparently, they took part in the rigging of the election. To be sure, they were the ones who communicated with the voting machines.

It is obvious that Biden owes the Chi-coms big time. That would mean that Biden is a traitor: perhaps by intention, perhaps by blackmail. So, is Biden incompetent or a turncoat. It is difficult for me to determine for certain. Then again, he might be hiding his lack of loyalty behind his incompetence. Or maybe the Chinese are concealing their control behind his incompetence.

Regardless, it is a question that should never need to be asked. It is a matter which only comes to mind because of his cozy dealings with the Chinese and the utter disastrous decisions he is making.

Either way, he boldly feels he is safe in whatever he does. He always has the media to protect him. Hence, the media must take responsibility for his huge foul-ups. They helped put him in office and they provide cover for him every day that he holds office. This prompts the question, is the media in league with the Chi-coms?

The founders gave freedom to the press to protect us from the government. Now who protects us from the media. The founders never contemplated such all out sedition by the media.