Weekly Update from Mark Armstrong
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Weekly Update from Headquarters 17 May
Greetings from Tyler,
Of the many topics of national and international concern and interest this week,
sanctions on Chinese goods, the consequences for farmers and American consumers
has been the top story. Much was made
of the plummeting stock market early in
the week. When the
losses were recovered mid-week, it didn't even rate notice by
the big networks. The most committed media naysayers are looking into their
extrapolating how much extra the average family of four will pay
for Chinese goods.
Honest observers know the imposition of sanctions against Chinese imports
not intended to last indefinitely, but are hoped to be a strategy to bring the
parties to the table and agree to trade format that doesn't cost the U. S. half
a trillion dollars per year, not to
mention the wholesale theft of American
intellectual property. President Trump is right, and most who've looked at the
China has been ripping off American companies, consumers and
engaging in espionage against U. S. technological and military concerns for
decades. They knock off every successful brand you can think of and sell all
manner of bogus, counterfeit goods complete with the designer label.
The pundits, as usual, are all over
the mainstream print and network outlets
claiming President Trump lacks understanding and is doing permanent damage to
the relationship with China and the American consumer. The move by
administration to banish nations continuing to buy Iran's oil from American
markets affects China directly, because that nation reportedly buys roughly half
of all the oil Iran exports.
Much has been made of the U. S. carrier group steaming toward the Persian Gulf
in the wake of evidence from Israeli intelligence that Iran is planning military
action against American assets or allies in the region. Thursday night brought a
news break indicating that
Iran is transporting missiles to locations that put
them within reach of American bases and forces around the Persian Gulf.
anti-Trump talking heads accuse the President of a complete lack of
understanding. They suggest that former UN Ambassador and
Security Advisor John Bolton is really running America's foreign policy and will
plunge the U. S. into war whether it is the President's intent or not.
It's a good time to realize that they've been wrong, probably intentionally
wrong about everything for as long as we can remember.
Trump was going to lose
in a landslide, remember?
His candidacy was a bad joke. He's crazy, mean,
and there's no end to their blind hatred. They create news with their opinion
polls, and then lecture us about “what the American people demand.” It's
The good news is that they're about to get their cabooses handed to
them by an Attorney General who's not part of their cabal. But that's another
subject. The good news is that what became obvious to all informed observers two
years ago and more is being borne out
as long awaited documents and testimonies
are finally becoming public. With any luck, America's corrupted institutions
will be restored to some semblance of honesty. With any luck.
Maybe you saw some of the reports,
Live from the border catastrophe this week.
Despite the recent news that asylum seekers could legally be returned to Mexico
to await adjudication, they're
still flooding across our southern border at the
rate of nearly 70,000 plus per month. It was alarming to see border patrol boats
fishing people out of the Rio Grande and ferrying them to processing centers in
the U. S. People apparently wait until they hear the boats coming to plunge into
the river flailing around with makeshift flotation, knowing they'll get a ride.
Today, big blaring headlines report
that ICE is hiring contractors to transport
illegals to destinations all around the United States. It's hard to believe it's
happening under the Trump administration, and it's a hard pill to swallow.
Let's just put it this way. If the Socialist left ever succeeds in their mission
to wreck the leading proponent of freedom and prosperity on earth,
of Biblical proportions will follow.
We'll end up with a One World System,
probably run by a coalition of the Vatican and Europe,
headed by Germany. That
Biblical prophecies, and seems to be exactly what the
multi-national corporations and technology giants are working toward. Dissenting
voices are being silenced on a scale that is unbelievable.
Other than that, everything is hunky dory.
Have a great Sabbath,