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for I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of
God to everyone who believes, forthe Jew first, also for the Greek.
need blatant directions from Him?
doubt that any of these cats are either
if they are. Let me suggest they return.
Such simple request to believe. do hope
that any of you will need to endure it. or
required to go through the situation as
as was mine to get straight. in the head,
and decide which team to join. now the
choice on whether belief in OUR Savior,
it is needed to come along with faith in Him.
https://youtu.be/8eGGSZUfEGA all through a
year that taste formation, of music, important
to this x-musician. About that, the taste is still
in me, but just not in physical sense; no worry’s
the tastes are still solid as a rock, somebody at an
educated sight, musically speaking, are still those
purveyor of the radio station that, Kyle, Greg, Chip
heard discussed December, 1988, @ first lunch in a
TX training camp named Brazoswood High in a NOT
LET ME SHARE SOME THINGS: an if any of these statements
do rub the reader the wrong way, it’s their way of considering
such reaction evident only of the own at times acute awareness
of difference. assumed oblivion is one way out of the discussions
that may be about to take place, on our respective desktop’s of a
machine that’s used to communicate among those nerds of in the
corner in the library. wondering what’s about to be discussed? the
doors are either shut or open; you decide. however it will be wise;
be forewarned: if you’re still reading you’ve passed the first of few
tests. nifty. one again, be warned that our opinions hold merit to a
crowd of one. to you, to me; never to them. to set in that forefront
might be regarded as a lure to gain consensus; whatever comes
from this individual’s not done to gain followers. what i write
if you, or any one, have read this far, thank you. see, this web
is a mystery; sort of. whereas it is a very nifty thing to have a
free phone to any in this world (earth) that chose to be a part
of it’s being. i’m David Buckle. hear me; or don’t hear me. we
will not be angry or becoming more and more disillusioned
like we are with the political situation OUR United States.
When I was writing ofthe National Intelligence Council’s
Global Trends reports, which assessed global risks and
longterm trends for incoming presidents,was derided ‘
by some describing the United States’ relative decline.
Today, but,OUR United States has arrived at potential
turning point toward absolute decline.
Critics will argue that the country still has its military
strength, which I would readily concede. But power is
increasingly defined by other metrics. Not only have
most Western democracies,as well as the United States,
proved incapable of fighting contemporary security threats
such as the COVID-19 pandemic, but Western societies are also
afflicted by the disease: populist politics and the erosion of public
trust in the democratic process. Despite Joe Biden’s victory, the fallout
from the 2020 election is posing a mortal threat to American democracy
As always, there is a place for optimism and hope; they are, after all, hallmarks
of that old American spirit. But there is an even more urgent case now for realism,
Americans are to pull ourselves up. To do so, we mustn’t sugarcoat what is happening
in our country. We should face up: and the responsibility we all bear our present problem.
We must not sugarcoat what is happening in our country. Instead, we should face up to it and
the responsibility we all bear…for our present predicament. i used this. dig it out if you want.
If we have learned anything in the days since the election, it is that America’s divisions are more deeply etched than many in the political class appreciated. There was no Democratic “blue wave” that fully repudiated ‘Trumpism’ and gave President-Elect Biden the mandate and means—in terms of a large Democratic-majority Senate… to steer the United States in different directions, beginning the process of democratic renewal.
The wishful thinking that Donald Trump will go quietly once all his legal battles have been fought was further dispelled by his press conference on November 5, as well as in the days since, as Trump has issued threats to not abide by the certified results. The country confront possible constitutional crisis, unlike any it has ever known, and must at least prepare for the possibility of witnessing an unprecedented sight: a president having to be removed from the White House against his will. In that case, there would be no mistaking just how much the US democratic process has come unstuck. And such a scenario would be the biggest gift to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and other authoritarians who have long argued that liberal democracies are fatally flawed.
Even if we avoid such an ugly spectacle, we would still inhabit a nation whose cleavages are compounded by all the drama surrounding this election. We would are reckoning with two Americas whose occupants see the country, themselves. A wider world radically alternate ways. Roughly ten million more people (and counting) voted for President Trump than four years ago. His strong support among blue-collar workers, including the union members, and non-college educated middle class shows that resentment, anti-elite sentiment remain powerful forces, a that these segments of the population are unlikely to be convinced by Biden’s calls for unity. Public trust in the political establishment, the media, and government institutions remains battered, and many within these institutions, as well;including those in the Biden campaign miscalculated Trump’s enduring pull among the culturally disaffected.
Regardless of the circumstances in which he leaves office, Trump isn’t going to fade from the political arena like past presidents. He will continue to mobilize supporters, for whom Trump delivered on the original promise of his 2016 election. namely, heaping abuse on Washington insiders, embracing political chaos, and caring little about expertise or legalities. Trump, the martyr, is likely to be an even more potent symbol for his supporters potentially could spur some toward violence. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and others have been warning for some time, the growth of far-right terrorism in the United States. What more compelling pre-text for violence could there be than a US president who has fallen victim to ultimate “deep state” conspiracy and been denied his “rightful” second term? Traumatized for the past four years by Trump and his deep support among the party faithful, Congressional Republicans who fear being targeted as traitors by their constituents won’t have much room to mave to work with the Biden administration. This is Trump’s Grand Old Party now.
It’s unclear whether the presidunt understands challenge’s he will face in governing. Edison Research exit polls with voters showed Trump’s focus on the economy had more resonance than Biden’s emphasis on COVID-19, even many suburban voters were turned off by how Trump operates and ultimately swung an election to Biden. Establishment politicians and coastal elites will continue to struggle to take populist concerns seriously. But if they don’t assume more responsibility for the social failures that enabled the anti-establishment wave, develop a more sophisticated strategy to address them, populism will keep gaining traction and ultimately erode liberal democracy—in the United States and beyond.
Biden has both the opportunity and the responsibility to become a great president, not just a caretaker or a transitional one. But to do so he will need to heed the practical concerns of a middle class that sees itself in free fall, and propose concrete policies that are responsive to populist concerns. The US midterm elections in 2018 demonstrated the potential effectiveness of such an approach; a focus on healthcare and potential rollbacks protections for preexisting conditions helped attract suburban support that served the Democrats well in the 2020 race. A president-elect must actually draw in Trump supporters, not just pay lip service desiring for unity.
Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was called a “traitor to his class,” Biden will have to take risks and not be bound by narrow party interests. He says he wants to be the president of all Americans, but many on the right won’t believe him until he demonstrates his willingness to defy his party‘s interests. The larger endeavor must be to restore the trust in problem-solving capacity of democratic institutions because the source of American power abroad has always been the strength of its democracy at home.
The emergence of the two Americas, ratified by the 2020 election, could not come at a worse time for the country’s position in the world. A rising China, a revisionist Russia, and global threats like climate change require American leadership and multilateral engagement. A divided United States, however, can’t be a strong ally for its partners in Europe and Asia. Country’s could respond by accelerating their planning for a world without reliable US leadership. Chinese leaders could react by feeling vindicated in their assessment that the United States is in terminal decline, increasing the risk that they miscalculate or make rash decisions. It is not too late for the United States to achieve democratic renewal, but “too late” is too imminent for us not to embark on that painful process of renewal right now.
The director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative in
Brent Scowcroft 1925-2020
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Brent Scowcroft, chairman emeritus of the Atlantic Council,
president of the Scowcroft Group, and former national security advisor to the President
of the United States, passed away on August 6, 2020, at the age of ninety-five. Pay tribute here to his legacy for the United States and for the Atlantic Council. One of our nation’s most adept strategic thinkers, Gen. Scowcroft’s career in public service was characterized by his unique ability to offer balanced, nonpartisan analysis that could transcend politics of Washington to inform top leaders from both sides of the aisle. A soldier-scholar turned statesman, remains the only man who had ever served two presidents as national security advisor.
|There hath no temptation taken you |
such as is common to man: but God
is faithful, who will not suffer you to
be tempted above that ye are able.”
1 Corinthians 10:13
|No evil can befall you, if I am with you. |
“I’ll that He blesses is our good.”
Every time of being laid aside is a time of
retreat into the quiet place with Me. Never
fear, but in that place you shall be restored
in power and joy and healing. Plan both of
your retreat days now and then; days when
you live apart with Me, and arise rested and
refreshed,physically, mentally, spiritually, to
carry on the work I have given to you. I will
never give you any load greater than you can
Love, Joy, Peace, welcome these.
Let no personal feelings, no thought
of self banish these. Singly, they are
miracle-producing in a life, but they
are together, they command all that
needed on physical, mental, spiritual.
It is in the wonder-realm attributes all
success lies, you have to see our inner live:
all they should be; then work is accomplished.
Not in rushing, striving on the material
plane, but are on the battlefield of your
Soul are these things won. adapted by DJB