US Politics

To my US buddies… …from Bruce Wiseman…
It was the ultra-liberal UK politician, Aneurin Bevan, who is credited with some of the most astute observation of politics ever uttered. It seems odd that Bevan, whose politics were somewhat left of Mao, had a philosophy not unlike the pragmatism of Socrates. It was Bevan who uttered the famous, (or is it infamous?) quote that “Politics is Blood sport.” It is a statement whose apparent truth is manifest today more than at any other time in United States history except perhaps the election of Andrew Jackson in 1832 and Jackson’s war against the Central Bank of the United States, (which he won). There are those that have compared Trump to Jackson. There are parallels. Jackson’s elimination of the Second Central Bank of the United States, backed as it was by the Rothschilds, greatly benefitted the country throughout the expansive 19th century. It was not until 1913 when Rockefeller-connected and other international bankers, including Rothschild representatives, managed to force the Federal Reserve Act through Congress in 1913. This established a central bank for the United States – an event that should go down in history as one of the most destructive pieces of legislation in the history of the American Republic. And while Bevan’s politics were clearly far left, his wisdom is apparent by some of his other statements. “I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.” And “The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.” But it is his quote that “Politics is Blood sport” that so resonates in today’s political climate. It is the most contentious of times and, within this age of political warfare, surveys are being weaponized as instruments of war. As recently as May of this year even the most partisan Democrats seeking to destroy Trump and his administration were clear that this would not happen without broad public support (as reflected in polls). As if on command, the media picked up the call. With 91% of the press pounding the public on impeachment, the polls now show a 10% increase in those supporting impeachment. As those numbers have risen, Nancy Pelosi has used them to authorize an impeachment inquiry in the House, though the current surveys vary by as much as 8%. Indeed, we have written before and repeat here, political polls are highly unreliable / inaccurate. There is no better example than the 2016 presidential election. But I am writing here in opposition to their use as tools of “War.” Their better use is to help businesses flourish and prosper. But Nancy got what she wanted: higher poll numbers, and responded by authorizing the impeachment inquiry and giving the impeachment ball to Adam Schiff, a Congressman who actually created a false version of Trump’s call to the Ukrainian President out of whole-cloth and read it to the American public as fact, later back pedaling that he was “just being sarcastic”. Predicting politics is a fool’s errand, especially when based on political polls; but I take it here, understanding the risk: the Democratic control of the House, with the impeachment now coming under the control of Adam “The Dark Knight” Schiff raises the prospect of the impeachment of the President. That polls / surveys have been used to manipulate this result is a mistaken use of this tool. And maybe the light of reason will break through the clouds of acrimony and bring some political peace to our nation. But political passion runs deep and it will take considerable political pressure to return some sense of reason to Congress.
You can and should let your federal legislators know how you feel about this circus. Demand that they return a sense of civility to Congress. I know, it’s pretty noisy out there, but I have personally seen legislators change behavior (and votes) with enough pressure from their constituents. It’s our government. Let’s take responsibility for it. Contact your members of Congress here: https://www.contactingcongress.orgBest,Bruce
Bruce WisemanPresident & CEOOn Target Researchwww.ontargetresearch.comBruce@brucewiseman.net1-818-397-1401