Egalitarianism Begets Socialism Begets Communism

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I wrote in my newspaper column years ago predicting that, as the Democratic Party inevitably moved along the continuum from egalitarianism to Socialism, more Democratic voters would drop away, self correcting the problem. Today, I am far less sanguine. The establishment Democrats had to cheat within the DNC in 2016 to stop Bernie, and this year they have trotted out first Biden and then Bloomberg, but both have crashed.

The Democratic Party is self-destructing right before our eyes. and Bernie Sanders is the flag bearer of the destruction today, but Hillary contributed to weakening the party, and Trump bears some past responsibility by angering Democrats so viscerally that they look to an extremist.

The past aside, today Bernie is the face of the destruction, and perhaps the Party can stem the destruction at their convention, but Bernie is not responsible. No, the “One Man, One Vote” is responsible because there will always be more poor people than rich, and, as in Cuba and Venezuela, often there are enough poor who want to take some of those riches.

Forcibly.

The Genesis is the egalitarianism on which the Democratic Party rests. It is only a short distance between egalitarianism, socialism and then communism. It starts as wanting to see a narrowing of the distance between rich and poor, then when the bottom doesn’t respond to rising, the effort begins to share with the rich, and eventually to taking from the rich.

It is perhaps not inevitable for Egalitarianism to beget Socialism, it is simply an easy route, and always there are those willing to push for it.

Today, in the Democratic Party, there are more than usual.

Saturday Musings

The Russians supported Trump in 2016 (despite what Trump says) and they support Bernie for the same reason…to spread CHAOS! Of course there has always been an underlying socialist/communist trend bubbling deep in the Democratic Party, and it is bubbling to the surface now, as it did in the 30s.

Weakening our political system weakens America. That is, and has been Russia’s game since the mid1930s.

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The Major League Baseball treatment of the Houston Astro cheating scandal is pusillanimous at best.

The Astros’ 2017 World Series Trophy, in which they cheated to win, must be removed from them and their wins struck. Their guilty players must be punished, not just their management.

Teams, who are livid at the pat on the hand treatment, have been warned not to throw at Astro batters on penalty of two or three times the normal suspension, should begin games with scrub pitchers for whom suspensions are meaningless; a moment of silence should begin games; fans should sit out Astro games.

The Commissioner of Baseball needs to resign! He botched this scandal, completely!

History of Hidden Meadows

An ICE Legal Attack

While San Diego is not on the list of cities initially destined for an ICE Tactical Unit, we were hit with four Subpoenas to get access to Sheriff and County records re illegal aliens with criminal charges, released.

Our county tries to comply with both State law and Federal law, but it is an unsatisfactory compromise, and we can’t serve two competing masters. We are a Sanctuary State, and this is an attack on the County most likely to, if not concede directly to Federal pressure, at least fight less.

BREXIT, Sr.

Commenting on a blog post, I recently noted on a different subject, that Britain was once a REAL European country…connected directly to the mainland of Europe through a lowland country now called Doggerland.

Doggerland had an estimated population of about 100,000, but 8,100 years ago, a massive tsunami caused by an earthquake that released an ice dam created by the end of the last ice age, to fail.

The resulting tsunami initiated on the Norwegian Sea floor, overcame Doggerland, and created the English Channel.

No longer connected to the mainland of Europe, that was the REAL Brexit!

Farce Enroute to Tragedy

I tried. Lord, I tried, but my days are too few to spend more time listening to the same thing said in 100 different ways, by 50 different voices. If I were a sitting Senator I would have filled a notebook solving for Pi to the maximum decimals I can fill the notebook.

Actually, I believe the Senators are getting what they deserve, and we already have more laws than are necessary. Only if they start rescinding existing laws

The old saw is that if you don’t know jewels, know your jeweler.

I do not know presidential impeachment, but I do know Alan Dershowitz…not personally, but I have followed him for decades, read his books and lectures voraciously.

So, when he tells me that Trump should not have been impeached for Abuse of Power, I take that as truth. Not absolute truth, but Constitutional truth. He has been a liberal icon for many decades, but he isn’t getting much love from liberals these days.

This Impeachment is a partisan farce.

Get a second opinion!

At the risk of stepping on my lede, something my Editors have warned me against, let me say: GET A SECOND OPINION.

it was five years ago today that my wonderful wife, already suffering from Alzheimer’s, collapsed with an abscess on her intestine.

For two weeks the hospital, as I slept on a couch in her room. Discharged, Jean came home only to relapse and back into the hospital for another two weeks of antibiotics and I living on her couch.

After those two weeks, the Surgeon called me to a private conference, and told me “She is too weak for surgery, and if she were my wife, I would place her in Hospice and let her pass, quietly.”

After breaking down, because Jean and I are one person occupying two bodies, I called in Hospice.

My best friend, a brilliant Physician and former Professor of Engineering at Case Western, visited us regularly, and visiting Jean in our bedroom one day, he said, “Alan, I have placed a lot of patients in Hospice, and Jean is not ready to die. GET A SECOND OPINION.”

I told him I had no idea how to do that, and he said he would arrange it, which he did, and the “Second Opinion” placed Jean in a new hospital. That elicited two more weeks of antibiotics, a new Surgeon and a new antibiotic still failing, said he must operate.

He did, and Jean holds my hand still today. Her quality of life is good and she gives the family great pleasure. Only her Alzheimer’s steadily robs her memory, but she suffers no physical pain and I have wonderful 24/7 Caregivers to limit her frustration.

Their wonderful care over the years made them part of the family. Here, another piece of advice..I pay my Caregivers twice the going rate so they can afford to only work for us, giving Jean the continuity and familiarity that Alzheimer patients so desperately need.

I am so happy that she is still with us. Always get a second opinion!