Given that Donald Trump is a narcissistic

gplogostackedgreen300dpiGiven that Donald Trump is a narcissistic, self-interested, exclusionist, irrational, racist, liar anyone who supports him is also a self-absorbed, egocentric, exclusionist, foolish, bigoted, deceiver. Because of this Trump is only a presidential choice by people who are ignorant suckers or truly self-absorbed fascists.

 This leaves the only choice for president by anyone who is not a self-absorbed fascist to be Hilary Clinton. Yes, it is true that there are two other independent candidates that are running, but a vote for them is a vote for the narcissist. So, Hilary Clinton is the only person to vote for.

 My plan is to vote for Hilary Clinton for president and to vote for Green Party candidates for every other position up for reelection. The Green Party is the only political party that understands the real threats that face human civilization. Both the Democrats and Republicans are blind to these threats and concerned with business as usual only.

I would vote for Jill Stein, the Green Party leader for president, but it is clear she cannot win this office given the political system in place today. I must ensure my vote for president is not squandered, but by voting green for every other office my hope is to empower the Green Party and raise them to a position of prominence for the next election cycle. My strategy will also ensure the narcissist is not made president and Hilary Clinton will have to accommodate the Green Party’s platform.

 It’s not a perfect plan, but it is a rational one.

Lake Tahoe, Hiking

Friday, September 23, 2016

Lily Lake to Gilmore Lake

Julia and I hiked from Lily Lake to Gilmore Lake today at South Lake Tahoe. It was a six-hour hike, we climbed 1,762 ft., and walked 11.57 mi. This is the biggest hike Julia and I have done since she broke her knee at the beginning of the year, so we feel she is back to full power now.

Julia has also used her downtime to help me finish my new book The Truth About Truth. It’s been a year in the writing and creation of this non-fiction short read and I am extremely happy to have given birth to it and thrust it upon the world. It should be available very soon for your reading pleasure.

Hiking to Gilmore Lake on this day was a kind of celebration of our huge Desolation Wilderness back-packing trip we did around this time last year. It made us both feel elated that we could see the beauty that is the Desolation Wilderness once again. This time we day-hiked it rather than spending three days back-packing, but it was just as amazing a journey for us both.

Emerald Bay

The next day. before we attempted to attend the wedding of our friends Mellissa and Phil, Julia and I hiked the lovely Emerald Bay at South Lake Tahoe. This is a real beauty spot, although nowhere near as secluded as Gilmore Lake. Still even with the crowds of lake goers we really enjoyed this gorgeous part of Lake Tahoe.


The Ill-fated wedding

After hiking the wonderful Emerald Bay, we cleaned ourselves up and got ready to attend our friends Mellissa and Phil’s wedding. As it turned out they had changed their wedding venue at the last moment and sent a message to us via Facebook messaging, and of course we did not receive the message until it was too late. Yes, for the first time in both of our lives we missed a wedding we had been invited to.

Oh well, Julia and I hope that Mellissa and Phil have a great honeymoon and life together. We certainly enjoyed our trip to South Lake Tahoe even if we didn’t get to celebrate our friend’s wedding.


Will the fascists win?

TrumpIn every civilization throughout recorded history there have been groups of people who are driven primarily by self-interest and greed, let’s call them by their real name fascists. In a democratic system where all people get to vote there is a risk that the fascists win. You only have to look at Germany and Italy in the 1930s to see this in action. Once these very foolish people elect their leader, they are very disappointed as the world fascists build are never worlds anyone, including the chumps that vote them in, wants to live in.

And so here we are, all promoters of democracy and yet facing the creation of a fascist state. I really wish there was a supernatural power that could intervene. The truth is our future rests in the hands of self-interested, greedy, fools. If they could learn from human history Trump would not exist.

What ever you do, do not let Trump and his supporters win.

The Rule Of Law Matters

rule_of_law.jpgFrom the President on down Americans keep setting example after example that the rule of law does not matter when it comes to the taking of human life. When President Obama set in motion the summary execution of Osama Bin Laden he displayed to all Americans and the world that he was willing to ignore jurisprudence and just seek revenge by murdering this confessed terrorist. Some would argue that he deserved it. But, if you decide to side-step the law once, where do you draw the line? When is it that you or your loved ones are allowed to be summarily executed? As it turns out in America today law enforcement has chosen to follow the President’s lead. If you are a person of color recent events prove you are likely to be executed by the police on the spot regardless of your guilt or innocence.

 American law enforcers, just like their leader, have shown complete disregard recently for the law. They have started acting like characters from a bad Dirty Harry movie and appointed themselves judge, jury, and executioner. When the Dallas police trapped the crazed gunman that killed their colleagues in a parking lot, they chose not wait him out until he ran out of ammunition, water, or food. They instead blew him up. Blew him up, I just want to repeat this to let it sink in. In a land that once prided itself on its rule of law the police took it upon themselves to blow a fellow American up.

 It is important to note how significant precedents from our leaders are. In the Stanford Prison experiment, conducted at Stanford University on August 14 to 20, 1971, researchers showed that it is: the situation “good” people are placed into that ultimately drives their behavior. If our police force is led to believe that killing people is something they get to decide, not a court of law, or a group of 12 good men/women and true, then of course we will see them executing people left right and center.

 It is not the job of the police to kill people. This decision lies with the judicial system. Law enforcement’s job is to enforce laws not to execute citizens.