Why Donald Trump
- Bogus: imitating something superior not real or genuine: fake or false
- American: of or relating to the United States of America or its inhabitants
- US: We the people
Yesterday we focused on the underpinnings of our history, which began over 240 years ago. It was a mess, and it was bogus for the majority of people. Americans insisted on the principle of “no taxation without representation,” representation being understood in the context of Parliament directly levying the duty or excise tax, and thus by-passing the colonial legislatures, which had levied taxes on the colonies in the monarch’s stead prior to 1763. The colonial legislatures argued that, as they had no representation in the British Parliament, it was a violation of their rights as Englishmen for taxes to be imposed upon them. Other British colonies that had assemblies largely agreed with those in the Thirteen Colonies, but they were thoroughly controlled by the British Empire and the Royal Navy, so protests were hopeless.
Isn’t that how we feel today—hopeless?
We also have been controlled for too many decades by the intellectual, political, financial and media elite who, like King George and his minions, are so removed from everyday life and have become so egocentric that they cannot understand what is going on and don’t know how to adjust to it or don’t want to adjust to it. The elite seem to really believe that they have a better insight into every aspect of life on this planet.
Let me give you an example. This was a top article in the business section of the Houston Chronicle this Saturday morning June 25th. The article is written by Chris Tomlinson, who writes columns for the Chronicle (which by the way is owned by Hearst Company, which owns 15 daily newspapers, 36 weekly newspapers, and a slew of magazines and has 31 TV stations). Here is what Chris has to say this morning about the exit of the Brits from the European Union:
“My God, Britain, what have you done? . . . Blue collar white voters with little education and low income rebelled against the ruling elite and decided to throw away decades of economic integration in favor of nostalgia for a fictional, idealized past.”
Yes, this man (I want to say, idiot-child) who is well educated and well-traveled and works for a large media outlet (said to control the information that 20% to 25% of what our population reads or sees) is part of this elite who think they have a lock on how things work!
WELL, MR. TOMLINSON IS BOGUS
AND WHAT HE IS TRYING TO TELL FOLKS IS BOGUS!
HE AND THOSE LIKE HIM ARE, INDEED, PART OF THE PROBLEM!
AND WE ARE REBELLING.