The talking heads on TV are discussing why Donald Trump has been so successful in his campaign for the presidency, claiming his supporters are low information voters, somewhat pathetic in their beliefs and just do not understand why such a large group of people would not be totally satisfied with the current situation in America.
These suits have obviously never been outside their studios to talk with regular American people. Where I live and where most Americans live, the people are just simply mad As hell. About what? Here’s a list and it’s certainly not complete:
Immigrants are flooding the country, and 56 percent of these households are on welfare (USA Today 9/24) for which taxpayers are being fleeced by the politicians.
Thirty percent of native born Americans are on welfare (same article, same fleecing).
Black lives matter, but not police lives, or white lives. Just black lives. How absurd is this position. Who will protect you if you kill the police? The gangs?
Muslims are being allowed to set up Muslim schools (madrasas) in this country to propagate their barbaric religion.
Sharia law is being openly practiced in some places in America -- not U.S. law?
Sanctuary cities are openly defying American laws, both criminal and civil.
Forty-seven percent of Americans don’t pay taxes, so the rest of us must make up the difference.
Our politicians are not interested in anything but reelection and themselves.
Our leaders -- local, state and federal -- simply seem incompetent. Many are dishonest, all are disinterested in anything constituents have to say, but want our votes. They will continue to pile on taxes and fees at all levels to gain their agendas until we stop them.
Our military is being reduced to a shambles by the current administration. We cannot project power and leadership from a weak military or from weak leadership.
Our veterans affairs agencies, including the VA, are travesties of corruption and inefficiency. We must serve and protect those who have served this nation as soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen -- not abandon them to care for themselves.
Our foreign policy is completely corrupt and incapable of making even basic decisions. Iran with an atomic bomb is suicide for Israel, and a great danger for America.
We are borrowing trillions of dollars from around the world to pay people who hate us internationally and domestically and it’s classified as “aid.” Aid for what?
Other trillions of dollars are borrowed to provide food, housing, medical care and money to support people who are just too sorry to work, too scared to steal, too jealous to pimp and too stupid to think. These programs were designed to offer a hand up not a hand out, but have been given out so freely that we have a portion of the American population who have become prostitutes to government money.
Our schools are not allowed to teach children to read, write and do basic math, as our SAT scores are now falling. Our teachers remain underpaid and overworked. A teacher with a masters degree can expect about $50,000 a year, a beginning professional baseball player about $400,000 a year. How pathetic!
We expect our police officers and firefighters to work in dangerous occupations for $40,000 a year, yet pay our politicians over $100,000 to sit in Congress. How pathetic. Let’s up the salaries of cops and fire dogs and cut the salaries of anyone serving in political service.
The English language is being bastardized every day to be politically correct by minorities who barely speak the language and no one seems to know or even care.
Our young people seem addicted to their electronics, and just do not seem to know anything about anything except the latest celebrity affairs. Twitter has become the new god in the 21st century. America will pay for this in the future.
Yet, the suits wonder why Donald Trump is tops in the polls. Trump is the only person on the national scene sounding the clarion call to action. The vocal minorities we see in the streets each day pursuing their particular vision of America -- whether they be Muslim, anti Muslim, black, anti black, gay, anti gay, gender or anti gender or seeking fame just by being different have never, not surprisingly, studied history enough to determine one basic fact: Revolution is started by majorities, not minorities.
When the majority is fed up with what is happening in the world, they can and will take action. Evidence the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution and our own American Revolution. All began when the majority became so incensed with the actions of the minority that they could no longer tolerate them. In most cases, the minority were the elite or royalty but the example stands in many places in history.
What is going to happen to this country when the majority decides it has had enough and determines the only way out of the situation is armed revolution to seize the government and establish a new one? Already, those of us who work and pay taxes are tired of supporting those who cannot, those who do not support American values, those who value a religion based on death, and those who refuse to adhere to civilized society. The American military will refuse to participate in civil treason as it now seems to be directed.
That’s why we are mad as hell.
Bob Hubbard is a Perry resident.