2017 February

Green vs. faux green

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”

I would argue this is indicative of the green basin (vs.  faux green expression).   Build a political platform on these sentiments and you are dead on arrival.

Mike’s response:

Unpack this some.


2017 February

Steve Bannon: Donald Trump’s chief strategist has a grand vision for remaking America — Quartz

Interesting article:

“Bannon’s political philosophy boils down to three things that a Western country, and America in particular, needs to be successful: Capitalism, nationalism, and “Judeo-Christian values.” These are all deeply related, and essential.”

I found this quote from Saul Alinsky’s Book RFR that so many people quote and his book and ideas deserve more credit than probably given for the genius involved for the way in which to goad certain groups of people, myself particularly.

Each basin has its trigger points and the CP-RED-POWER Basin has particular vulnerabilities to which this book reveals.

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.” — SAUL ALINSKY

The VERY FACT that he began the book with a quote like this shows how “priming” works to dishevel logic and use the rationale of values over logic to reveal these vulnerabilities.

What is interesting and frustrating at this point in our nations history are the fruits of the 60s which so many of us took part.

What’s happening in the world today is nothing more than values conflict and as a result, the question:

How should the world be?

Too much of the noise grabbed by superficial media and spun like webs to capture the unwary fails to address the deeper issues in play.


It’s civil, but nonetheless a war of values and it’s being played out emergent from the nature of the structure that it is emerging from.

It, along with many other converging cycles are reaching critical mass, as a result of the conditions which have spawn it.

We live in interesting times.



2017 February

Another sign

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”

Mike’s response:

The issue here is he’s not against immigrants and neither am I, but something is going on in the world of Islam that Islam itself is not dealing with, in fact strategically they are using it.

I’m sorry but I have a problem with allowing open borders into a country where we all have to take our shoes off and our belts, our liquids are put into small bottles and we have to wait in long lines and explain things in our luggage…

There are consequences to all of this and SOME OF US ARE TIRED OF IT, I know I am, our country and our freedoms are being assailed by a particular group of people.

Trump issued a broad order on those likely countries, not against immigration but inverted immigration.

My wife and his wife worked hard to get through–in my case–7 years of a pain in the ass process to have the right to be here, so no one needs to inform us about immigration and vetting!!

He’s not against immigration and I’m not either, but I don’t want open borders and u vetted people entering our country to partake of our hard fought freedoms!

My grandparents families all have their names at Ellis island and while it wasn’t as strong a vetting process as we need, it was one.

The argument is never and will never be about immigration, it is about a few people who want to disrupt our way of life, AND THEY HAVE BEEN DOING A PRETTY DAMNED GOOD JOB OF IT!

I’m tired of it and I don’t want a few people dictating my life and my freedoms, yet that’s exactly what’s happening–in whichever way you want to look at it.

Europe has made a HUGE, irretractable mistake with refugees, we should learn from it?

He has ALWAYS SAID, we need to figure out what’s going on, not a ban to immigration, I’m with him and I’m glad he’s disrupting the system and at the same time sorry for the lives it’s changing as a result.

Do you have a better idea?