Greetings from Tyler,
The Hong Kong airport is back open after being shut down completely this week,
with over a thousand flights canceled.
Riot police showed up in force, and Chinese officials are issuing one stern
warning after another as they accumulate troops at the ready.
Even though the protesters have backed away from the airport,
they continue to snarl major boulevards and intersections.
These folks have lived
under the British system of law all their lives. They've enjoyed the
concept of “innocent until proven guilty,” one that we take for granted.
But that is not the case in mainland China. The Hong Kongers thought they
had at least until 2047 before the full weight of Chinese communism would ruin
life in Hong Kong.
proposed “extradition law,” where someone could be shipped off to the mainland
when accused of a crime propelled the general population, including
professionals, into the streets.
If the communist Chinese get a hold of someone accused of a crime, particularly
against the regime, there's no telling what might happen to them or if anyone
will ever hear from them again.
President Trump has been asked for a response to the Hong Kong standoff and his
answer was, “What are we supposed to do, invade Hong Kong?” But he has
any trade arrangement between China and the United States will depend on the
situation being resolved humanely, and not like Tiananmen Square where people
were murdered and run over with tanks.
The lack of a trade arrangement with China has contributed to some wild
gyrations in the stock market. The media got really excited this week
when the market fell by 800 points in a single day. When news broke of
“bond market inversion,” they could barely contain themselves. This,
they told us is a harbinger
of a coming recession. It was repeated endlessly on network radio breaks,
in the flagship papers, and on the cable TV panel discussions.
however, isn't Wall Street. It's the investments in multi-national and
Chinese based concerns that are taking the bath. Recession?
Not likely in the U. S. unless the mainstream media can create some kind of
unnecessary panic. Still not likely. A more complete discussion
of this will appear in the upcoming issue of
21st Century WATCH. An
economic downturn could be the one thing that might deny President Trump a
second term, and that is music to the ears of a very angry and sullen media
Trump rally in
New Hampshire last night was a joyride. People are happy, smiling and
optimistic, twelve thousand of them. It must really frost the news-people
who've tripped all over each other
to see who can do the best
job of calling the president and all Americans who support his policies racist,
It must be mighty depressing for the disgusted accusers in media to see these
massive, enthusiastic crowds, people who aren't buying what the mainstream is
selling. And that's another reason to smile.
And before we go,
here's one more.
Members of the 'squad' thought they were going to breeze into Israel, rabble
rouse, call Israel racist and make a big scene.
That is until they were
informed that they wouldn't be admitted, announced by the Prime Minister himself.
It seems Israel has a law on the books that says people calling for boycotts and
the nation's destruction aren't to be admitted. But
Rashida Tlaib, (possibly the most hideous of
the creatures, it's close) has a 90-year-old grandmother living in the
West Bank. Oh, all right. Israel said she could come to visit her
but there would be no speeches condemning Israel, calling everybody racist or
promoting a boycott of Israeli goods.
Well, that was the most insulting, racist thing Talib had ever heard and now
she's refusing to go.
Maybe visiting grandma wasn't the reason for her trip in the first place!
If only the real troubles in the Middle East were so trite.
P.S. We are promoting
material on evolution, and my Dad's television on the
delusion of the
Thousands are being exposed, and hundreds have already
availed themselves of the details. Thank you all for helping make these
basic truths available to the general public. Have a great Sabbath,