Wednesday, December 7, 2016

On Predicting the Future

I rarely try to predict things specifically. I do remember predicting Reagan over Carter because Carter was a catastrophe.

I also predicted Trump in a landslide over the Hildabeast because, for one thing, the Hildabeast was, and is, also a catastrophe. And also because Trump said the right things that people needed to hear, especially in ignored and impoverished Flyover Land (thank you all the liars and puppets in goverment and their masters, the Cosmodemonic Transnational Megacorporations. Or as Thomas Jefferson wrote, "The selfish spirit of commerce knows no country, and it feels no passion or principle but that of gain.").

I also predicted the wars of the vile, cowardly, corrupt, never-worked-a-day-in-his-life Dubya Shrub would be a catastrophe. For one thing, everyone in his administration was a catastrophe, including Dubya.

For another thing, there is an old but true saying: "You can conquer a country on horseback but you have to dismount to rule." I knew Iraq would never stand a snowball's chance in hell against the U.S. military but the U.S. would never rule or rebuild Iraq.

I remember thinking we were attacked by Saudi Arabia (almost all the hijackers were from there) so the U.S. attacked Afghanistan and Iraq? WTF? If that many hijackers were from North Korea or Cuba, would we not realize we were attacked by those two countries?

I have mentioned before you can just about live your life by clichés (they wouldn't be clichés unless there was much truth in them). Here is another cliché: "No sword cuts so brutally as when a peasant becomes a lord." (This is one of the reasons democracy always falls, because peasants are always elected).

I have memorized a bunch of Aesop's Fables. Not so much the fables but the morals to them, such as "Equals make the best friends."

I have found these clichés have never failed me. They are, after all, based on thousands, of years of experience.

The dumb don't even learn from their own experience. The average learn only from their own. The smart learn from other people's experience.

Here are some morals to some Aesop's fables: "The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny" and "The greedy have no gratitude." Just look at Hillary Clinton.


Phil Christensen said...

This was well thought out. Very insightful with respect to the human condition.

Unknown said...

'I remember thinking we were attacked by Saudi Arabia (almost all the hijackers were from there) so the U.S. attacked Afghanistan and Iraq? WTF?'

Iraq was so that W could finish what his daddy started. Afghanistan...who knows on that incompetence, no outsider has ever won a land war there.

Unknown said...

Thank God the political aspirations of Bush Crime Family are gone, destroyed by Trump and the American people.

Glen Filthie said...


The reason they call you 'rubes in flyover land' is because at times - you are. Good grief!

No, you weren't attacked by Saudi Arabia. You were attacked by Al Quida, an international terrorist operation with outlets in Europe, North America and the middle east. The members of this outfit and others train and headquarter primarily in friendly rogue moslem countries and export terror from those countries. (No, Saudi Arabia is NOT one of them). The organization will recruit from countries like Saudi Arabia though - and from any other country that can produce viable candidates). That does not make their countries of origin complicit in their crimes. America will soon be having problems with terror problems from home-grown rag heads - should you be responsible for that?

We know who these guys are. We know where they're trained. We know who their friends are and who supplies them. The Israelis have been most helpful. We know that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction in Iraq because we and our allies sold them to him and he used them on the Kurds. The Taliban gov't trained (and is still training) rogue terrorist groups to act against the USA as Al Quida did. They are not shy about admitting it.

The Bush Administration acted correctly and with admirable resolve. America HAD to respond to the 911 attacks. To let it go would only invite more attacks with more dire results. Being Texas gentlemen, the Bushes only made one forgivable mistake: they tried to help rebuild those nations after they flattened them.

Hindsight is always 20/20 - but looking back, the proper course of action would have been to flatten the countries and gubbermints that corrupted them - and then walk away. The locals, having been bombed FORWARD into the stone age - would be on notice that they would bear the entire brunt of responsibility for their actions and that their own kids would live with the results and consequences.

Bush also believed, as I do - that the war with Islam will go nuclear before it is over. There - I predicted the future for ya.

Hmmmmm. Another prediction: Donald Trump is going to personally and publicly authorize a drone hit or air strike on some prominent rag head militant in the near future as a warning to the others. It worked well for Ronald Reagan when he bombed and killed members of Quadaffi's family in Libya.

Bob you are a well connected rich prick with connections - can you get me a job at the Whitehouse? Ya gotta admit I would make a great advisor for Mr. Trump...