A Brief Commentary by Executive Producer Ricky Ray**
“Only your friends can betray you.
Your enemies can’t.
They can only attack you.
Attacks can be prepared for.
Treachery is so dangerous in that it strikes at your absolute weakness while you’re completely unprepared.
Your friends are your weakness. Choose wisely.”
It keeps your enemies close in political statecraft, and beware friends and especially family who can and will betray You for countless reasons motivated by their envy, fear, insecurities… and gain.
History is fraught with tales of treason and empires taken not by enemies but from within family intrigues.
The Renaissance in Italy was a prime example like Rome and Greece.
The creator of multinational empires, Nebuchadnezzar II, kept his governor kings in his courts close, under watch as well as to use and manipulate to his ends if need be.
What a way to see who the sycophants are, and what they’ll do for a favor, eh?
And family… he kept wisely distant under watch having seen what they would do when Assyrians king Sennacherib was killed by his own sons after his 185,000 strong armies were supernaturally destroyed by one angelic being at night.
History is full of examples of family and friends Treachery from within.
The Caesar line prime example…
A bitter enemy can become a staunch ally.
Your success can strike family and friends with envy to betray you, for sick schadenfreude satisfying feelings at your demise, to feel better about their shitty selves.
I know this personally from my own blood family who are kept distant for that reason.
**My note MJS:Not only did Gwyneth Paltrow take the “Shakespeare in Love” script from Winona Ryder’s house, she won an Oscar for her performance in the film!
A top Democrat Congresswoman has announced her plan to convert all American businesses and individuals away from low-cost energy production (natural gas, etc.) to high-cost “green” energy sources. The new government spending will require a tax rate of 70%, which means you (or your employer) will be taking home 30% of what they work for. Let’s look at the consequences of this plan.
In The Are You Kidding Me Department by Mitch Santell
From those I met while living in New Zealand, one thing was clear, I was told to never go to Sweden.
The Swedish Culture is a huge mess right now.
Ocasio-Cortez wants America to be just like Sweden, and oh, she wants us out of our cars in 12 years. She must love Agenda 21 now in full swing here in California.
What makes Sweden so exceptionally dangerous for women? Its militant feminism is embedded in its political culture and its educational system. Sweden has boasted of a “feminist foreign policy”, 61% of Swedes in one survey identified as feminists and hold the strongest views on “gender equality” of any Europeans. Swedes are the most likely to believe that it’s okay for men to cry. Only 11% believe that women should take care of the home and only 10% believe that it’s a man’s job to support his family
A local branch of the Left Party in Sweden even demanded that men urinate while sitting down.
And then there are the Czechs, just 13% identify as feminists, 77% think that a woman’s place is in the home, yet the sexual assault rate is 7.79 per 100,000, a tiny fraction of feminist Sweden.
If the real issues were feminism and toxic masculinity, if sufficient educational indoctrination about the evils of masculinity is needed to “teach men not to rape”, women should be safest in Sweden.
So what went wrong?
Rape statistics also show that Sweden is one of the most unsafe countries in the Western world for women. Although these stats can be debated, an increase in gang rapes does coincide with the creation of the liberal, multicultural feminist state.
Female genital mutilation is a fairly new occurrence in Sweden. School nurses reported last year that all 30 girls in a class in Norrköping had been genitally mutilated. Although this has not led to a debate on women’s rights, Sara Johnsdotter, a social anthropologist from the university of Malmö, argues that the word itself is stigmatizes women and should be exchanged to the more including “circumcision”.
Shootings in the country have become so common that they don’t make top headlines anymore, unless they are spectacular or lead to fatalities. News of attacks are quickly replaced with headlines about sports events and celebrities, as readers have become desensitized to the violence. A generation ago, bombings against the police and riots were extremely rare events. Today, reading about such incidents is considered part of daily life.
In The You Can’t Make This Stuff Up Department by Mitch Santell
First, some comments from Nancy Pelosi, who was just re-elected as Speaker Of The House about NSA, Metadata, and Surveillance. Sorry, Ms. Pelosi doesn’t talk right. What do I think? It’s called dementia. Nancy has stage 2 dementia and when it hits stage 3, that will be like Alzheimer’s stage 1. Plus, Nancy is a total globalist. Cheers mate!
Now for a few words from President Trump in regards to new jobs just created.
Want a bigger understanding of why we need to protect our borders? Here is former Police Officer Mike Ruppert (RIP) disclosing in front of the CIA director in 1996 his observations of drug trafficking across the borders.
The level of corruption coming out of the U.S. Government is pretty bad right now as Trump battles both the Elites and the Federal Reserve which is neither Federal nor a Reserve.
Trump supporters want the wall. The country is divided. All we can do is pray, store some food and water and appreciate living in a 1st world country.
Please don’t take life too seriously okay? It is not like we are all transgender okay? LOL
The mess that is ever increasing at the USA Mexico border is not very fun to watch but for so many of us we watched as Germany, France, and many other countries were flooded with thousands daily from the middle east.
As a person who has empathy and sympathy for other people, I can understand why people around the world want a better life.
The challenge is that here in America we are struggling too and while the unemployment rate is low we still have to do what we can to bring every dollar home.
It has often been said that “those who don’t remember their history are doomed to repeat it,” that is not actually accurate. The real line is: “Those who do not study their history are doomed to repeat it!”
The number of people who read my blog, I don’t worry about. What I do worry about is are there others around the world who are picking up my posts.
The answer is yes. This is a map of my blog from today.
Observations and Comments on a TV Legend by Mitch Santell
Rod Serling was often called “the angry young man of Hollywood.” Recently, my Mrs. And yours truly started watching some of the old episodes of the Twilight Zone.
The key in my view to Rod Serling’s deep talent was deeply rooted in his ability to write. Pour yourself a fresh coffee or hot tea on this lovely Sunday morning (hope things are safe where you are) and watch and listen to the exchange of Mike Wallace and Rod Serling on CBS from 1959. It is worth your time to watch and listen.
Rod Serling, who died in 1975 at 50, was arguably the most influential writer in television history, and write he did: Hundreds of radio plays and teleplays, then of course “The Twilight Zone” (CBS, 1959-64). This vast trove of work is the subject of “Rod Serling: His Life, Work and Imagination,” by author Nicholas Parisi and published in October. Parisi, 48, became a Serling aficionado in the early ’80s, and now — as a board member of the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation — is one of his greatest champions.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military- industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the Nation
Since a new process was put into place in 1976, the U.S. government has shut down 17 times [Update: Make that 18]. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan each dealt with six shutdowns during their terms in office, lasting anywhere from one day to 2 1/2 weeks.