For almost two years now I have been writing about various subjects. Most of it, tongue in cheek satire. However, the political dialogue now usurping the media has me at a dis-advantage. I can not get beyond the total overwhelming fact that "America" has become a bastion of "stupidity." Let's just take a sample of the political rhetoric that the millions of Americans are suppose to digest. Seriously, whether you choose to be a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, can you really name one qualified candidate presently running for President? I am not talking about who you "think" you like, but rather what is really going on. Let's start with the "Demos." Hilliary Clinton, enough said. Bernie Sanders, really? O.K., oh, but wait, there's more. Why didn't the Democratic Party put up a real candidate? First question. Republicans: Trump, come on! Cruzing for bruising, Ted? Rubio, gone. Carson, gone. Kasich, he won just one state, wow! So were done. Wait a second. Is that it? Really, that is all the great country of the United States has to offer? Nah, can't be true...or is it? What is really behind this total absurd election process? And NO, don't tell me it is Democracy, because it is not. All I have witnessed is a resurgence of the Clinton Empire, Communist Ideology, a bored billionaire strutting his stuff, and a half-witted Cuban-Canadian who wants out of the Senate. Meanwhile, the public is fed media-nonsense twenty-four seven via the boob tube and talk radio with such frenetic gusto it hard to understand what they are even talking about. Violence, wives, infidelity, emails, FBI investigations, Bernie's old porn novels, Rubio's hand job, ...wait, I digress. Oh, no I didn't THAT is what they are talking about! Are you kidding! I didn't make this stuff up, they did! So far, I have been convinced of only one thing this year. If I decide to vote, and it is a BIG if, I will be participating in the biggest charade of the past 100 years. Yet, there is still a glimmer of hope. Both political parties could put forward someone else at the conventions, it is remote, but, yet still possible. Remember Ronald Reagan? He popped up at the Republican Convention and won by a landslide. That's the way I see it, today, March 30th, 2016.
I am not sure I live in the United States, especially after hearing about the "staged" riots last night at the Chicago Trump rally. Evidently, thousands of democratic rioters attacked the Trump rally in "protest" of the "Donald" running for president. Surprised?...you shouldn't be. A proper response of course would be to create a "riot" at the next Hillary Clinton rally, but, of course, that will never happen. FYI it was the Democrats who rioted in 1968. What I find amusing about all of this is that "freedom of speech" is only a one way ticket. I.E. if you don't believe what I say then lets go out and create some violence. America at its best. For me personally, I have already decided to vote this November by NOT going to the ballot box. Yes, that is correct. My vote is not voting. The present bunch of clowns as represented by both parties has proven to me beyond a doubt that "America" is lost. Lost in values, lost in morality. Of course, violence in Chicago should not surprise anyone, this city represents the pure definition of murder. Heck, that is what goes on there every day and still leads the nation in violent crime. Of course, if I was a "millennial," unemployed, twenty-six years old, in debt, and still living with mom and dad I might riot too! Just sayin! O.K., I have had my fun this morning trying to make out heads or tales of the latest political nonsense transpiring in what used to be America, time to go ride my bike. That's the way I see it, today, March 12th, 2016.
So what does the senseless death of Taylor Force represent? Most of my readers will not even recognize the name because the "main stream media" refused to cover his murder. How sad, how sad for you, how sad for America. Taylor was a graduate of West Point and served both in Afghanistan and Iraq as an artillery officer. He was attending Vanderbilt University and working towards his M.B.A. As a school project he took a tour of Israel with his classmates and was stabbed to death on the boardwalk between Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Another ten other people were wounded until the assailant (read terrorist) was killed. It is another wasted life. The terrorist life was also wasted. Over the past six months the Palestinians under the leadership of President Abbas have embarked on a killing spree of innocents, that, by all fair comparisons, has grouped them with ISIS. In all likelihood, there will never be a "peace" agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. This is now assured by the intransigent and murderous position that the Palestinians have now taken. Absolutely no one, I repeat, no one will "deal" with killers. You may disagree with my opinion, that is your right, however, it will not change the facts. The Arab/Jihadist culture of "death" will not get you what you want. Festering decades of hate, murder, anti-antisemitism, has not only failed to deliver a Palestinian State, it has, in essence, destroyed the entire fabric of the Middle East. Just take a look at Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and, of course, Syria. Presently, the Shiite/Sunni war is strengthening as all the Sunni nations build a coalition against Iran. Quite frankly, the war has barely begun. Just yesterday, in addition to the death of Taylor Force, Iran launched two more ballistic missiles with Hebrew inscriptions meant to intimidate the State of Israel. This is in direct violation of the recent Iranian Nuclear Agreement.
I am sorry for the loss of life in the Middle East. I am saddened at the death of Taylor Force. The failed policy of the Obama administration per the Middle East has lead the world toward the path of World War Three. The fact that the United States just transferred an entire squadron of B52s to the Middle East should be self explanatory. Good luck with that. That's the way I see it, today, March 9th, 2016.
Taylor Force, may his memory be a blessing.
"The purpose of my writing is twofold. First, to get things out of my head. Second, to show it to you."
Daniel D Scroggin
A freelance writer, flight instructor, and world traveler. Sharing his ideas, opinions, and adventures for your consumption.