What is the Biggest Threat Faced by the USA?

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Trump vs Hillary

I sometimes think that I live in a very negative, perhaps even fatalistic world which seems to thrive on fear or at least fear mongering. Jesus’ return and the accompanying end to world history is constantly being touted and then revised; asteroids are constantly threatening to end us in a dust cloud next year; foreign countries are constantly seeking ways to destroy us and let’s not forget those fanatical members of the religion of peace who not only threaten us with destruction but frequently accompany those threats with deadly acts.

So what do you think is the biggest threat facing the continued security of the USA?

For my money, it is the stupidity of the members of America’s two big political parties.

That’s right! Jump up and down and scream and shout your patriotism and your certain knowledge that the United States of America is the greatest country on earth. “How dare a non-American, a mere Australian, say such an offensive thing!”

Well just give me a minute to explain. Actually I don’t need a minute because I can explain it in three words: “Clinton and Trump.”

I mean really guys. Is this the best that the Democratic and Republican parties can offer? Do either of these two people demonstrate the greatness of America? Honestly! If you think that either of these is indicative of the best that America has to offer, then your country really can’t be that great or at the very least, most members of the two aforementioned parties are real idiots.

No matter what YOU the American people think about these two, this is what the rest of the world is looking at when it comes to the choice of new American President.

Trump:

The Times’ inquiry also found that Mr. Trump’s fortunes depend deeply on a wide array of financial backers.. New York Times

Clinton:

Most Corrupt Person to Run for President. Ever. The fact she knew what happened, lied to the world about what happened, and disgracefully lied to the victims families about what happened show she demonstrates a ruthlessness that would make Michael Corleone blush!

Trump:

As president, Mr. Trump would have substantial sway over monetary and tax policy, as well as the power to make appointments that would directly affect his own financial empire. New York Times

Clinton:

Mrs. Clinton faced accusations of favoritism toward Clinton Foundation donors during her time as secretary of state… The Clinton Foundation has accepted tens of millions of dollars from countries that the State Department — before, during and after Mrs. Clinton’s time as secretary — criticized for their records on sex discrimination and other human-rights issues. The countries include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Brunei and Algeria. (Foundation Ties Bedevil Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign by Amy Chozick and Steve Eder August 21 New York Times)

It seems to me that both candidates have had shady dealings, have publicly lied and have financial connections that could influence their Presidential behavior. Both candidates have been described as verging on the insane. One is a lawyer and the other a businessman. Either would make a great President if their pasts didn’t show them up to be people not quite ‘legit.’

For all that Trump has been publicly described as an idiot/insane, (and please forgive me if I have got this wrong) I haven’t read of any mass demonstrations or violence by Trump supporters against those congregated at Clinton gatherings as did Clinton supporters toward those at Trump rallies, which I described in one article as “The Violence of the Peaceful” in which I stated:

…my only thought was, ‘well I wouldn’t want to vote for the candidate recommended by this crowd.’ I mean to say, if they are violent people who care nothing for the rights of people to assemble to share in their common beliefs and values – in this case political, and demonstrate their disrespect with violence, and then turn around and tell you who is the best candidate in an election – why would you trust them?

The type of hatred and disdain for Trump demonstrated by those whose support of Clinton would mark them as ‘progressive liberals’ was publicly discussed by teenager Brian Sears quite a number of years ago in an article he penned titled: What has happened to American Patriotism? from which I quote:

America is truly great. Not because of our monetary wealth, but because we consider the wealth of the individual human being. The citizen, the individual is the true wealth of a nation. That is why we can be patriotic because through its people, America is truly wealthy.

The American system of electing a president removes responsibility for the result from the great mass of American Citizens and falls squarely on the shoulders of the two dominating political parties. Each of the two presidential hopefuls arrived where they are through the political process of their party. Clinton’s Party (the one which chose Obama for the White House), which in its progressive liberal ideology sees nothing wrong with increasing America’s Muslim population, is responsible for the current vilification of a Christian Marine for posting a Bible Quote in her working station. This ‘democratic’ party does not at all seem to be very democratic.

Many of the Clinton Foundation donors come from countries who have invested a lot of money in the United States, but whose political platform has nothing to do with democracy. Just to be clear on this, right now in Australia there is a big stink about the Chinese Government’s financial and other investments in Australian Political Parties which, on the low end of the scale, has apparently resulted in “major English-language newspapers here effectively publishing propaganda, while the ABC censors its broadcasts into China.” To believe that neither Clinton nor Trump nor their respective political parties can’t be bought or coerced or just plain conned is naïve.

It seems that no matter who will be the next president of the United States of America – that greatest of all world super powers – that president will not be the pick of the crop; will not be the best candidate for the job; will not be squeaky clean and working for the average Joe and the enrichment of the country. No! If you believe everything revealed about these two candidates, then the only conclusion you can reach is that both the Democratic and Republican parties do not work for what is in the best interest of the country, but their own self-interest. And what I find amazing is that having chosen Trump, a number of Republicans are now demonstrating either puerile behavior in stating that they would support Clinton before they would support Trump, or that they are stupid people who couldn’t find better candidates to begin with.

It seems to this foreigner that America’s real choice is not in the candidates but in the parties. A vote for (Clinton) the Democrats is a vote for a whole lot of progressive social engineering and a vote for (Trump) the Republicans is a vote for traditional conservative values.

To put it in the words of Rev. Austin Miles at iPatriot.com

Those who reject Trump will go to Hellary.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author and are not not necessarily either shared or endorsed by iPatriot.com.

R.P. BenDedek

R.P. BenDedek (Pseudonym) was born in Brisbane Australia in 1953 and since 2003 has been living and working in the People's Republic of China. Author of 'The Kingscalendar: The Secret of Qumran' (2004) and 'Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story' (2016), he is also the editor of the Kingscalendar Writers Journal and from Oct 2009 to Feb 2016 was editor of Magic City Morning Star in Maine. From a multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious family, he is consumed by one and one only ideology - Democracy. There is no greater human right than that of freedom to believe, think and speak. When anyone's political power seeks to remove my democratic liberty, then they become my enemy.

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