I just watched a few sessions of Vice and I had a thought that I hope to flesh out for my blog. I yearn for a complete thought, even one as difficult as the “Blend” of The Donald and Bernie Sanders.
First, we must ask ourselves: Why The Donald? Why the Bernie?
What is setting them on this course of political conflict? Surely they are not the standard bearers of the political world.
Each, in their own way, represent the antithesis of what is happening to America politically, to the world and to the quality of life on the planet.
The standard or the Thesis is a world wrapped in conflict, fertilized with ambition, greed and wealth. The Thesis is a world, that with each passing moment, continues to shrink. We know in a moment of the violent actions of religious zealots in the deepest jungles of Africa to the tromping of troops across a meager vegetable patch in the villages of Eastern Europe.
As the world shrinks, the Information age is upon us in a heavy way and we will be forced to re-think every element of how we see the world.
Truth is, the world has not changed a bit. Well not that we would notice!
The Earth remains:
“ the third planet from the sun, is the fifth largest planet in the solar system; only the gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are bigger. Earth is the largest of the terrestrial planets of the inner solar system, bigger than Mercury, Venus and Mars.
The mean radius of Earth is 3,959 miles (6,371 kilometers). However, Earth is not quite a sphere. The planet’s rotation causes it to bulge at the equator. Earth’s equatorial diameter is 7,926 miles (12,756 kilometers), but from pole to pole, the diameter is 7,900 miles (12,720 km) — a difference of only 40 miles (64 km).
The circumference of Earth at the equator is about 24,902 miles (40,075 km), but from pole-to-pole — the meridional circumference — Earth is only 24,860 miles (40,008 km) around. This shape, caused by the flattening at the poles, is called an oblate spheroid” (Thank you Wiki for the Control C paste!)
I doubt our planet has changed much in shape or size or weight in a million years. But since the birth and growth of the Information Age, the way we look at the World around us must change. Psychologically, spiritually, mentally, morality it is shrinking in size.
Fear stuffs our face. It bloats our belly. We are almost chained motionless with the gluttony of fear. Boko Haram, ISIS, Mexican Drug and Rape Gangs run rampant outside our walls. We line our walls with guns, we build safeguards for our family, we trust no one and especially anyone in Authority.
I would have said that we pray more, but I think even those numbers are shrinking as our World shrinks. I think, no I believe, that those that believe and worship and pray do so more intensely. Their belief in a god is strong and growing in strength. But their numbers of fellow believers diminishes by the day.
No problem. It just causes the believers to fight harder, fight louder, have bigger signs and make sure we hear them cry
But the fact remains: their numbers in the Western World are falling. And even though, the followers of Islam bear a greater number of children than the next seven major World religions, their numbers are shrinking as well. A recent article states that nearly 16,000 Muslims leave the World of Islam every day in Africa alone.
Surely those left behind will fight harder to retain the control of the Caliphate, while some polish fervently the path to the Pearly Gates and trust me if we thought it was ugly before…it will only get worse!
Which leads us to the Blend.
What if we could magically synthesize parts of Donald Trump and parts of Bernie Sanders.
Philosopher Hegel effectively and efficiently defined the world and all of it’s history, with one simple chart: Thesis (the way it is) the Antithesis (the opposition) and the Synthesis (of how it will end up.) It is more than political, it is more than economic or any other facet of the Human Experience.
In the graph above, I don’t believe that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent the Thesis and Antithesis. I think that they both fill the slot of the Antithesis. They both were born in the opposition of the current status quo.
People dislike, okay despise, all right maybe even HATE the way things are. They hate the status quo. They do not like the Thesis. They are polled and turns out they prefer canker sores on their lips to the way their elected officials are running the Country.
They prefer a good case of diarrhea to the Right Wing, the Left Wing, the Republicans, the Democrats and even the Tea Party.
The Donald and The Bernie both were born to be the Antithesis.
They were both given birth from the same Thesis. But individually, they each may be too much of a change and may not take hold.
But if we could Blend the two…hmmmm
First we withdraw our troops from around the world, esp. the Mid East. It is wrong what the Radical Extremists are doing there, but unfortunately, it is their world. It is their playground and they have decisions to make on what or who swings from what.
We cannot make those decisions for them.
Tonight, the question was asked “Why do foreigners join ISIS and Al-Qaida”
I don’t think it is too difficult to figure out. I don’t agree with the decision but I ask,
“Why did so many people join in with the army of George Washington when our country was being born following the crushing colonization of the oppressive British?”
Pull back the troops; pull back the funds being paid out to those that hate us. Pull back to our shores. Save millions, billions and trillions. War machines will rust but this is an Age of Transition.
So be it.
And then synthesize some of the Trump and some of the Sanders.
With Trump, we would secure our Country. Put up his damn wall. Control Immigration. Protect us from the intrusion of the Caliphate.
Redefine our Allies. If our Allies want protection, we build true alliances.
Now comes the Sanders component.
We rebuild America with his vision. We rebuild the infrastructure, the energy, the hospitals, the medical systems, the training, our scientific reach and research. We build America and we use our returned troops to protect us while we rebuild our American Country. With the advances we would make saving a billion dollars a day, we could create an oasis in the huge expanses of the American landscape, esp. the West and South West.
I know this would take the food from the mouths of those individuals and Companies making trillions feeding our war machine…but…
I don’t like The Donald. I don’t like the terrorists that run through our countryside. I do like the protection of a strong border offers.
I don’t think our country is ready for, mature enough, smart enough for the forward visions of Bernie Sanders.|
But blend the two together and who knows! It just might work.
I mentioned it to someone earlier and they exclaimed “Bernie would make a GREAT VP!” I don’t think so. I think it must be a blend of the two.
Without it we can just go back to a world of diarrhea and canker sores.