Well, 2017 is coming to a close. Here is a quick review. Donald Trump is your President. Tax reform was passed and signed. Obamacare still rules the roost. North Korea still hates America and wants to nuke it. China and Russia still invest billions to keep the USA at bay, all the while still trying to sell us stuff. European Islamic cultural suicide defines the the E.U. The U.S. stock market has gone bananas, highest in history. Unemployment has reached a 17 year record low in the U.S. The "vagina-heads" who protested the election of Donald Trump last year failed to show up at their annual convention. The NFL is losing, losing, losing. ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, SafeSpaces, Snowflakes, shooting police officers, kneeling at football games, and "gay cakes" seemed to have lost momentum. Weinstein, Rose, Laurer, Smiley, Williams, Franken, Moore, Spacey, Keillor, to name a few...are gone and sexual harassment is political correctness. The Democrats have found morality. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The Palestinians still hate the Jews. The United Nations is stupid. Allah-Akbar is still used as a battle cry to kill innocents. The U.S. and Israel are now friends. Antisemitism motivates European Jews to move out of Europe. Largest fire in California's history continues to burn. Electric self driving cars projected to overtake the car market by 2025. Children don't know how to socialized with people without using their cellphones. Boeing to buy Embraer. CVS and Walgreens want to be your new health care provider. The Republicans are barely holding onto power, lost last election for senator. Hillary Clinton's book, "What Happened," still does not know "what happened?" John Kerry and Barack Obama may be indicted for aiding and abetting terrorism over Iran and Hezbollah. Democrats still want to impeach Donald Trump. Minimum wage hikes have gained major political support. UFOs are back in the headlines, U.S. military releases UFO tracking videos. Star Wars still making money. Hollywood plans to start publishing sexual behavior training films. The U.S. media, drive-bys, continue to publish "fake news." Record number of people now flying on airlines. Social media monopolies to be broken up. The internet is still a "free for all," threatening worldwide dictatorships with democracy. Islam still alienates the West. The West still alienates Islam. Asian economies projected to dominate industrial production for the next decade. Apple admits it cheated its customers. Anything else? Please reply below! That's the way I see it, today, December 23rd, 2017!
This last week something occurred which hasn't happened since 1948. Of course, for those of you familiar with history, that was the year Israel was recognized by the United Nations to become an independent state for the Jewish people. At that time, Europe was still recovering from a devastating war and Hitler's dream of exterminating all the Jews in the world almost came true. By this time, the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires had vanished, in their place, a mis-mash of new countries predetermined by magic markers on a map. Jordan here, Iraq there, lets call this one Iran, oh, wait, lets call this one Yugoslavia, and the list goes on ad-infinitum. Some of the borders that were drawn had nothing to do with religious or ethnic considerations, but rather done for political and expedience issues. The result, chaos. Some of these new found countries made it, others did not. Some were successful, others a total sham. Israel, however, was different. The powers that be, the United Nations, actually agreed and voted for it. Democracy, or at least the semblance of it, brought back a country that had not existed since the Roman Empire. Seventy years later, this tiny country is a powerhouse, not just economically, but in multiple areas of medicine, water conservation, defense, high-tech, agriculture exports, and the list goes on. Today, it is known as the "start up nation." While antisemitism waned after the end of World War II, Arab nations kept the world at bay by constantly attacking this little country. The Arab wars against Israel in 1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973 can be found in the annals of history. The Arabs lost every one. However, Arab discontent with the State of Israel has never wavered. The Arab/Muslim boycott is a case in point. Ever since the creation of Israel the Arabs have refused to buy and have encouraged other nations from purchasing anything from the Land of the Jews. The Arab/Muslim insanity toward this little country knows no limits. If anything, and I mean anything, doesn't go their way they throw a temper tantrum which usually results in loss of life. Intifada one, two, three, let us show you how mean we can be... I for one am sick and tired of all this crap. Palestine, ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, whatever. From my perspective, the Arabs are spoiled misled little children that continually throw tizzy fits if they don't get their way. The pursuit of Peace is irrelevant. The Arabs and Muslims don't want peace, they want every Jew and Christian dead, period. They prove this fact on a daily basis, not by what they say, but by what they do. The military forces of Iran at this moment are building bases just across the border of Israel with Assad's permission. These bases don't have swimming pools or spas, but they do have all the armaments they can muster. Is that peace? Of course not.
President Donald Trump's statement recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel is long over due. Seventy years over due. Kowtowing to the political left, Arab Jew haters, oil driven monopolies is over. If peace is to come to the Middle East it will be when Saudi Arabia acknowledges Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and builds their embassy there. Then, and only then, will peace be achieved. I encourage all Arab/Muslim nations to reform their hatred of all things not Islam and embrace democracy, tolerance, and open minded free thought. If however you prefer war, as has been your history for over thirteen hundred years, I am sure the West, Russia, China, and the USA will obliged you. That's the way I see it, today, December 10, 2017. And, oh, Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel.
Well, the "drive by" media certainly had a great week. The suspension of Brian Ross by ABC for lying to the American public for creating his own fake news started off the week. ABC and CNN all but admitted to last weeks lying and have submitted retractions, apologies, and suspensions. Let's review the facts. Dan Rather, Brian Williams, Brian Ross, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, Joy Behar, and others who I can't remember at the moment, all relish in the lime light of being paid outrageous amounts of money in order to create "fake news" and subsequently impact American politics. The fact that they got caught is not the point. Remember, none of these people act independently, they all work for the networks. The networks are not stupid. They have vast amount of monies and lawyers to cover any contingency and they use this to their advantage. In fact, the fact that these networks have not been given fines just proves my point. The media, the networks, the "deep state" inside D.C. are all in unison as they collude together to control just "what America should think." Make no mistake, this is a very effective collective effort. One of their greatest failures though occurred twelve months ago. After lying for over two years about the truth, I.E. the voting polls, Donald Trump handed Hillary Clinton one of the biggest setbacks in American politics and won the Presidency with a landslide. Evidently, many Americans, then, as well as today, do NOT believe anything the media system tells them. However, do not take this lightly. The American media system is very powerful, still extremely effective, and certainly will not give up their current position of influence. Money talks, money drives the "drive by media," and money still continues to influence everything you see and hear. What has changed is this. The "people" are now very aware of this shill game and are starting to fight back. The "networks" are being held accountable and people are being fired, sued, embarrassed, and/or being forced to resign. The latest sexual revolution initiated by Megan Kelly is a great example. If you went on a date in 1966 and kissed your girlfriend or patted her on the ass, then, according to November 2017 standards, you are a pervert, sexual deviant, molester, if not just a downright criminal and should be treated accordingly. This misogynistic philosophy being applied helter-skelter to anyone who looks twice at a woman is certainly out of control. The fact that this technique applied to take down Republicans has reversed course and is literally nuking the Democratic liberal establishment is, by itself, entertaining. What is the phrase, "what comes around, goes around?" In any event, under the current climate of self-introspection, the "news media system" seems to be going through an "internal cleanse." One that would make all colonoscopy clinics proud! And yes, that's the way I see it, today, December 10th, 2017.
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Daniel D Scroggin
A freelance writer, flight instructor, and world traveler. Sharing his ideas, opinions, and adventures for your consumption.