There are “dark” days ahead for the United States, no matter who wins the upcoming U.S. election. NATO is saber rattling on the doorsteps of Russia. The U.S. “pivot” to Asia is wrought with inherent peril; particularly given the warranted projection of Chinese military power in the South China Sea. The catastrophe in the Middle East and Northern Africa created by stupendously incompetent U.S. policy in that region, including Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan, continues to metastasize into a cancer that could envelope the globe at any minute (let us not leave out the retarded step-child of the U.S. known as Israel; always a destabilizing factor). All of which are leading to a global arms race. Factor into the aforementioned, the omnipresent potential for a natural disaster of “biblical” proportions, let alone civil unrest, and the United States is teetering on the brink.

Now come the nominees from both parties.

Donald Trump has bragged, recently, that he has “88 Generals and Military experts” that support him. Not to be outdone, Hilary Clinton has bragged that “95 retired Generals” support her. That being the case, in either case, let us look into our crystal balls and see what we might be able to determine in terms of what the next four years will bring.

Four years from now, the United States will still be at war with Melanic nations all around the world.

Four years from now, the U.S. economy will still be sputtering, if not in total collapse.

Four years from now, there may very well be additional U.S. military adventures in new places; though it is unlikely that the U.S. will actually ever step to Russia or China the way they have with lesser military powers. The United States, true to form and its nature, only attacks countries that it knows it can vanquish; like most bullies it picks on the weak, the infirmed and the very young or old. Further, though it talks a lot of shit, it never steps to a nuclear armed nation.

Never.

What is the message there, praytell?

Four years from now, the U.S. education system, health care system and taxation system will remain among the worst and underperforming in the world.

Four years from now, U.S. politicians will still be bought and sold; pay to play will remain the order of the day.

Four years from now, Black People in America will still have, per capita, the highest unemployment levels in the nation. A fact that has not changed, significantly, in almost a century. “African-American” President notwithstanding.

Four years from now, Black People in America will still be murdered wholesale by police and other white racists with relative impunity and almost no consequence.

Four years from now, the United States will still be reliant on fossil fuels and, thusly, will be pimped by its reliance on same; and will perpetuate all that goes with being such a whore.

Four years from now, the United States will still rank at the bottom in terms of literacy in general, and particularly so in the areas of math and science.

The good news is, I suppose, that no matter which of these candidates becomes the leader of “the free world” (that one always chokes me up, for reasons having nothing to do with emotion) they will likely be a one term President. Several factors go into my subjective calculus in terms of this assertion. First, there is the age of the candidates. If you took all of the top three candidates ages together (Sanders, Clinton and Trump) you would have almost 214 years (and yes, I am, painfully, aware that Sanders is no longer in the race). All of whom can remember, and in fact probably participated in, Jim Crow. Back-of-the-bus, segregated this and that, etc. I wouldn’t be surprised if one or more of them attended a lynching or two. Who’s to say?

In any event, if you consider the ages of the last two remaining candidates and the potential health issues that could very well play a part in their ability to be competent in office (including senility and dementia) it increases the likelihood of being incapable of serving two terms. On top of that, one must factor in the fact that these two candidates have the lowest public approval rates in history. Which means that the electorate is making a choice between two people no one really likes. The Trump voters are not voting for Trump, they are voting against Hilary; he’s not her. And, conversely, the Hilary voters are not voting for Hilary, they are voting against Trump; she’s not him.

Depending on who can be most successful in the prevailing dueling strategies: for Clinton, “he’s unstable”; and for Trump, “she lies”, that is who will take the brass ring. In the meantime, I suggest you gird your loins, ‘cause it don’t look good.

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TomDorr 3 years 20 weeks ago
#1

Kenyatta: I agree with your analysis that the two major candidates are lousy, and will be one-term.

However. I don't see the U.S.'s desire not to have a "hot" war with Russia or China a sign of weakness.

In fact, standing up to Russia during the Cuban missile crisis backed them down as well as Russia's knowledge that attacking a NATO nation would be devastating to them. Did you forget the wall came down in the Cold War, and that the USSR is no more?

Also, China was stopped in Korea, which allowed South Korea to be the bustling, prosperous nation it is. As opposed to the pathetic poverty-stricken dictatorship that is North Korea.

Black people in America don't have to have the highest poverty and unemployment levels in the country. All they have to do is emulate the black African immigrants to this country. They are doing very well, as their culture drives their success.

Four years from now, it will be shown that police and white "racists" have not "murdered" black people "wholesale" in 2014, 15, 16, or whatever. ( I refer you to the Baltimore and Ferguson outcomes).

I don't share all of your pessimism. History swings in arcs, and since this country is not a dictatorship ( like so many third world nations), the Constitution set up by our founding fathers will provide plenty of stability.

Things will improve, and the US will still be strong enough to protect the "wonderful" little nations flike Sweden and Norway from large predators like Russia and China.

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zapdam. 3 years 20 weeks ago
#2

Tom Dorr

America created the Cuban missile crisis, that so called marker of what could have been the end of civilization as we know it.

The US missile crisis only existed because the establishment of the US turned its back on Castro's offer of an olive branch, after his defeat and overthrow and expulsion of what amounted to a brutal US puppet thug and US mobsters.

While Castro was offering the US an olive branch , the CIA and successive US governments were planning Castro's murder and overthrow. Castro was virtually pushed into the communists corner, not because he was a die hard commie , but because he realized his tiny island could never alone weather the might of a US determined to turn back the clock, destroy and make a mockery of his socialist ideals.

Canada's Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau who was our Prime Minister for 15 years, the father of our current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, visted and embrassed Castro in the 1970's numerous times, basically telling the US to go rub salt, Canada wouldn't be part of their conspiracy to kill the socalist experiment 90 miles off the US shore.

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zapdam. 3 years 20 weeks ago
#3

Truthfully with the exception of president Jimmy Carter, in the last 75 years ,i don't think it matters which party takes over the presidency. Obama, Americas savior in 2008, hired all the same old corporatist backroom people as the republicans. He continued Americas militarism world wide , added new high tech ways of raging death and destruction, then put surveillance on steroids, making everyone in the world suspect number one, especially and including US citizens. He then went on to become just another elected US mass murderer in a long succession of US mass murderers. Make no mistake Obama is no different fron George W Bush, perhaps devilishly more brutal.

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Mzungu.3000 3 years 20 weeks ago
#4

Another excellent post Kenyatta, but you left out the fact that despite rhetoric ISIL or ISIS will still be around maybe even more potent (by the way I caught that "crystal balls" jab). Trump says he will destroy them within a month and "take the oil". http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/07/politics/mark-hertling-trump-30-day-isis-plan/index.html Each one of them (Trump and Clinton) trying to out tough guy the other guy/girl. There's an old saying that goes "live by the sword, die by the sword". I agree that as you put it "it don't look good". That's one thing Trump has right, the United States is in steep decline. Whoever becomes the President they will be presiding over a hot mess of a nation. Four more years of absolute melt down IMHO, I think our worst days lie ahead. I absolutly agree with the author.

Great comments Zapdam, the United States thuggery was most on display in Cuba. The U.S tried and failed, at numerous attempts to assasinate Castro. During this same time it assasinated its own leaders King, Kennedy's, Malcolm X, etc. What is it about US that we feel we have the right to kill leaders of other nations and gloat about it? For Castro to be so inconsequential they sure as hell couldn't kill him. How many U.S. Presidents has he seen come and go? Few people realize that the Cuban troops helped liberate Angola from colonialist rule...and they won.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_intervention_in_Angola

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TomDorr 3 years 20 weeks ago
#5

Zapdam: No matter who was responsible for the Cuban missile crisis, my point was that the US backed Russia down, contrary to any views that the US was afraid to stand up to the USSR or China. Are you saying it was the US that made Castro the brutal dictator he was and is now? I know you're a straightforward, well researched guy. So tell me, if the US supported Castro, would we now not be criticised for supporting such a brutal dictator? Seems like with Cuba, the US is going to be lambasted either way.

But I'll think you'll agree with me that a "hot" war with USSR or China to prove we were not afraid of them would have been a disaster.

Not pertaining to you, Zap-

As for Castro, he outlasted US presidents because he was a murderous fictator while we have term limits and elections. If poverty was a virtue, he has made all of his subjects Saints. And his prisons are filled with martyrs.

The great thing about Castro is that his regime of socialist poverty and oppression clearly illustrates, by comparison, the strength of U.S. democracy and free enterprise. Poor Fidel has run out of socialist/communist dictatorships to bail his pathetic government out. First, the USSR lost the "Cold War" to democracies that showed backbone, then Venezuela collapsed under an inept socialistic dictatorship. ( If you have a bag of flower and a chicken in Caracas, they will call you a caterer. Ha Ha). When these countries collapsed, Cuba ran out of "Daddies". So much for Castro's socialist heaven.

( Castro helped "liberate" Angola? " That must be why it is such a vibrant, rich, utopian cultural mecca it is now. LOL)

Back to Zap, I'm optimistic that this country will still remain the greatest in the world. Nations are made up of people, so none are going to be perfect.

As an example of positive change in a relatively short period of time, the author of this blog pointed out that in the candidate's lifetimes, we have progressed from Jim Crow to a nation of opportunity for everyone who exercises responsibility and shows initiative. We went from actual lynchings and Jim Crow laws to mere complaints about "white privilege"

In four more years, I see this as a country of less complaint, less excuses, less corporate control, and more achievement. I remain unashamedly optimistic. Our candidates are lousy, but our country is great. Just ask our immigrants that came here, legally, from every continent in the world, and are thriving.

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Bodhisattva 3 years 20 weeks ago
#6
Quote TomDorr:

the author of this blog pointed out that in the candidate's lifetimes, we have progressed from Jim Crow to a nation of opportunity for everyone who exercises responsibility and shows initiative. We went from actual lynchings and Jim Crow laws to mere complaints about "white privilege"

You might actually be taken a bit more seriously if you did not resort to lies and distortions all of the time. Please show me exactly where Mr. Kenyatta "points" this out or makes any statement remotely related to your outright lie....direct quotes please. See if you can come up with enough bullshit to cover up that outright lie TROLL.

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R. Kenyatta 3 years 20 weeks ago
#7

I do not write these things for them to degenerate into personal attacks against those of you engaged in the dialogue. Feel free to attack me all you want for I am the author and, aside from attacking my (or anyone's) children it's all good; I put myself out there knowing that potentiality but this is getting obnoxious. And yes, I know that certain entities bring this about, but at some point someone has to exert some intelligence and let the fool be a fool. Just because they are does not mean you have to be.

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TomDorr 3 years 20 weeks ago
#8

)Very simple, Bhoddisavtta: The "author" clearly pointed out by his statement how much times have changed. I will quote what he said." If you took all of these candidates together, you would have 214 years.All of whom can remember, and probably participated in, Jim Crow. Back of the bus, segregated this and that, whatever. I wouldn't be surprised if one or more of them attended a lynching or two. who's to say?"

By making the statement of how things were in the past, he clearly "points out" the difference in how things were and how much improved they are today. Whether he intended to or not. We don't have Jim Crow, I don't believe the candidates are attending lynchings today, and certainly no one is sitting at the back of the bus.

In your careless zeal to discredit me, you must have thought I quoted or said he stated such. Check again. He "pointed out" how much improved things are by showing how bad things were in comparison.

Just as he "pointed out" his ignorance of the etymology of the word Patriot in a further blog.

If you had a more nuanced grasp of the English language, you would know that one can "point things out" by error, or unintentionally.

just as you constantly make the point you are a mindless minion of Kenyattas tiny group of bobbleheads. Like Ghost. He was soooo happy he finally thought I was wrong in one small thing. (Oh Happy day".) That is because he simply cannot come up with an original thought of his own, let alone counter anything i say.

Hey Ghost-Still waiting for your answer on why African Immigrants have much better success in this country, as a group, than African Americans. I say culture. What say you? Immigrant "privilege"?

.Are you going to answer, or keep laughing and whoo-eeeing like a minstrel? You are admittedly, good at that. Very amusing. Whoooo-eeeee. Heeee-Heeee. I think you've found you're niche. Finally. As an entertainer, not a scholar.

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TomDorr 3 years 20 weeks ago
#9

Zap: With all due respect, Cuba is not a place I, or I think you, would like to live. Their people cannot leave freely. That must say something about how livable that country is. With Venezuela circling the drain due to its socialistic mismanagement, things will get even worse.

The people are almost totally dependent on the government.My kids get better allowance than their people make. Yea, they get free health care, food, housing, and play sports. But our prisons also provide this. I don't think you or I would like to live there.

Just because another dictator killed more doesn't make Castro less vicious. I never said the US was angelic, or does not have a history soaked in blood. But in totality, I will unashamedly say that the good of this country far outweighs the bad.

And that if it was not for the U.S., this world would be far different, and not in a good way.

Finally, is blinkers canadian for blinders? Have a good night.

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NatTurnersGhost 3 years 20 weeks ago
#10

You don't dictate shit here stormboy---I answer what I want when I want. BUT, when you can write something that reflects your supposed smarts instead of riding this brothers coat tails, I 'll maybe "entertain" you. Whole lotta questions your coward backside has failed to answer. You lied like always and you got busted.

Heee heee! Sux to suk don't it stormboy? I can't wait for the answer to that one. Bodhisattva tore you a new one! Godamn! Oh happy day! Even the white folks kickin yo dumb ancient ass. Heee heee and yeeeeehaw! Oh lord I am laughing myself sick. Too funny.

I hear you Big Bro, but this inbred is too good a target and I intend to follow his old ancient ass to the gates of hell! Hey stormboy, when you gonna take Brother Kenyatta up on that challenge? You know the one, would you like me to repeat it for you? Let's see who is who for all the world to see---put yo money where your dumb ancient assed mouth is. Quit ducking MF and trying to spin the spin. I'm going to be on your ass like white on rice---gloves off asshole. Answer that.

PEACE

laffin my ass off!

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NatTurnersGhost 3 years 20 weeks ago
#11

Hey stormboy why you change 'yo name? Didn't you use to be Tom Dorricott or sumpin like that? tell us TOM tell us. Tell us dammit! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

The United states is definitely in decline. Let's see what the United States looks like in a couple of decades. The man said "don't look good".

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zapdam. 3 years 20 weeks ago
#12

While Castro was being vilified by successive US governments and the US media was pumping out its propaganda, the bloody Americans and their CIA, the hypocrites they are were propping up dictatorships like the Shah of Iran. Americas CIA and Israels Mosad were teaching the Shah's secret police the SAVAK, the fine art of torture and repression through terror. Turns out the favorite devise used by the Shah's secret police was a 'blow torch' since after the torture and subsiquent murder, the body would be dumped with their feet burned off on the street as part of the terror campaign. Somehow Americans believe Iran the victim is at fault. Hummm!

America who openly boasts its School of Americas in Ft Benning Georgia, that through its years of training right wing central and South American thugs, has been renamed the School of Assassins. Teaches human rights abuses and the use of terror in population control, is notorious for turning human rights abusers.The names of SOA graduates continue to turn up wherever there are human rights violations in Latin America.

This is only one of dozens and dozens monsters the US propped up or put in place world wide, during Castro's rule, especially in the Americas and middle east.. So if you choose to believe the American propaganda about Cuba , who i admit was no angel, but in truth Castro was faced with 60 years of US subversion, terror tactics and a crippling blockade and certainly killed many fewer than the US thug Bastiste and the US mob that Castro overthrew.

Add to this Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the Western hemisphere, has produced an extraordinary amount of doctors who have been dispatched everywhere needed in the world. Cuba unlike America has free health care, medications, and doesn't blindly stand by and watch as 35 thousand of its citizens die each year of treatable illness. Plus inspite of the US blockade, no one in Cuba starves or is undernourished, something the US should be ashamed of. Proportionally Cuba jails only a fraction of its citizens that America does. In fact inspite of Cuba blockade, Cuba has a lower infant death rate than the US. Those alone are a body counts that dwarfs anything you've been suggesting.

TomDorr, with respect, as intelligent as you are and as worldly that you've tried to become, when it comes to the sins of your own country, you like all nationalist Americans have blinkers on.

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/SOA/StillSchoolAssassins.html

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TomDorr 3 years 20 weeks ago
#13

Gnat: You don't dictate terms either. I made it clear who my e-mail was. That's why it is so close. Problems technically with first e-mail. If you paid attention to blogs other that your master's, you would know.

You have no answers to my comments. Its obvious. It's beyond your cognitive ceiling, which is not very high.

I'll say something in a way you might understand.

Whoo-hoo Heee-Heee, a lil' sock-puppet is whooo - u be.

LOL

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NatTurnersGhost 3 years 20 weeks ago
#14
Quote TomDorr:

I made it clear who my e-mail was. That's why it is so close. Problems technically with first e-mail. If you paid attention to blogs other that your master's, you would know.

It's beyond your cognitive ceiling, which is not very high.

HORTON HEARS A WHO

stormboy, exactly "who" is your e-mail--- my cognitive ceiling not being an issue? And what does your email have to do with changing your fictitious name? I read plenty of other blogs and just like you I have my favorite authors. Maybe you should write something worth reading and develop some literary skills that compel readership. If you ask real nice I might be able to convince Brother Al or Brother Kenyatta to tutor your pasty ass. Matter of fact I might even consider it for a hefty fee which would be more than you can afford even if you sold all them Schlitz cans and junk cars in front of the trailer you live in.

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Bodhisattva 3 years 19 weeks ago
#15

NTG you crack me up---I actually watched this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0xQsleqNyQ

Mr. Kenyatta looks like your crystal ball was eerily correct in terms of the candidates having potential health problems. I immediately thought of this post when Hillary collapsed in New York this weekend. This is not good. I wonder what Trump's issues are healthwise---what a frickin mess.

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NatTurnersGhost 3 years 19 weeks ago
#16

The man said "it don't look good"!!!!!!!! And it don't.

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Mzungu.3000 3 years 19 weeks ago
#17

No, it doesn't look good---literally. And once again I have to agree with Kenyatta that it is only going to get a lot worse. On the other hand, I think that the read nothing, know nothing American population is getting exactly what it deserves. Most Americans don't even know who their Senators are let alone the branches of our own government. Really really pathetic and frightening. I'm more afraid of American stupidity and ignorance than I am the Islamic boogeyman. Millions of ignorant, racist people who can barely run their own bathwater-------with guns. Yep we're in trouble.

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