The Tragedy That Is America Today

14 01 2023

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

God love them, many Americans are ignorant about politics, which has been true for generations.  Understandably they are focused on their day-to-day lives, and how to put food on their tables and a roof over their heads, and find schools that will educate their children.  Many have not moved far from where they were born and raised, and they have never traveled abroad.  But they have a gut and abiding sense about what is right and wrong.

Two tsunamis hit all of us: China’s Covid pandemic, and Brain Dead Joe Biden’s presidency.  Like whirlwinds, these two events turned things upside down.  Jobs were lost; businesses were shuttered; and lives were changed forever.  China has never paid reparations, much less in the trillions of dollars that are owed globally[2]; and waiting in the wings for Biden to croak are Willie Brown’s former ho Kamala Harris, and Nancy Pelosi’s California uber-Leftist relation Gavin Newsom.[3]

The Biden-Harris presidency has been a disaster of monumental proportions.  Our borders have been flung wide open, encouraging the cartels to bring China’s Fentanyl and other killer drugs into the country.[4]  Human trafficking has become the norm; and the tragedies have been unspeakable.[5]  There is nothing positive about the Biden-Harris presidency; and the hierarchy of the “progressive” Democrats know this better than anyone.[6]

Organized religion has been a threat to Biden, Pelosi and their ilk, who have masqueraded as devotees.  Even America’s smallest religions have been threatened; for example, as anti-Semitism has risen nationally and globally.  Yet, the sowers of evil will reap a whirlwind—or their just “rewards,” which are coming.  The pendulum swings, and it is moving now. 

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© 2023, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See Timothy D. Naegele, “The Coronavirus and Similar Global Issues: How to Address Them,” 137 BANKING L. J. 285, 302 (June 2020) (Naegele June 2020) (Timothy D. Naegele) [NOTE: To download The Banking Law Journal article, please click on the following link] https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/timothy-d.-naegele.pdf

Boy Stance from London commented on MailOnline:  “2yrs ago you’d be burnt at the stake by the Covid Zealots for even suggesting this.”  See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11633619/U-S-says-Pfizers-bivalent-COVID-shot-linked-stroke-older-adults.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

[3]  See, e.g., https://www.wnd.com/2023/01/tucker-carlson-dems-pushing-biden/ (“Tucker Carlson: Dems pushing Biden out”)

[4]  See, e.g., https://www.brookings.edu/research/china-and-synthetic-drugs-control-fentanyl-methamphetamines-and-precursors/ (“China and synthetic drugs control: Fentanyl, methamphetamines, and precursors”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11632637/Three-Salvadoran-sisters-stranded-islet-Rio-Grande-U-S-Mexico-border.html (“Three Salvadoran sisters aged one, six and nine found abandoned by migrant smugglers on an islet on Rio Grande at U.S. Mexico border: Eldest child was clutching baby in her arms”)

[6]  See supra n.3.


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14 01 2023
H. Craig Bradley

HISTORY AND HUMAN NATURE CONTINUE FOREVER

Americans (voters) have ALWAYS been rather unsophisticated and a great many still are today. Let’s go back to 1971 when then President Nixon discontinued the prior practice of allowing foreign nations to redeem their U.S. Dollars for U.S. gold bullion.

President Nixon went on T.V. during prime time (interrupting the popular serial “Bonanza”) to inform the people that his executive action was necessary because of currency “speculators” in the markets. Of course, this explanation was very disingenuous and also quite a (political) lie, as well. How many Americans actually paid any attention to Tricky Dick’s announcement or to what really happened? Very few.

Truth was, Increasing deficit spending by Congress ( President Johnson’s “guns and butter”) was causing a huge problem in a U.S. dollar based global monetary system. As is the case today, It was “not working”. How many voters today recognize this same development? Again, probably only a tiny minority. Americans are traditionally very uninformed on the actual issues. Unsophisticated.

We all want to believe in fantasies (sic. delusions) such as “Climate Change” rather gracefully accept the hard reality we are in precipitous political and economic decline ( Fall of Rome, v 2.0). We have simply made too many bad political choices for way too long and its finally catching-up with us.( Yes, choices always have consequences.

It may be reassuring to simply blame President Joe Biden, but the social/political trends and public policy issues (excessive govt. spending and resulting deficits) we have been dealing with certainly predate the Biden Presidency. In-fact, they go back a very LONG ways.

The fact-of-the-matter is we have just continued to “normalize” our long journey into irrelevance for decades. Its been an incremental and cumulative set of issues we have all inherited. Still, We flatter ourselves with such nostrums as: ” Its always been that way”, somehow absolving ourselves from any form of personal responsibility to deal with it in some manner. We are passive investors & voters. We want to deny reality. We keep electing similar, like-minded politicians. This is the mindset of losers. Obviously, we first need to change our own mindset. We continue to resist personal change. We really do not care.

Rome experienced a similar situation by the end of the 2nd Century. Roman leadership also well knew they were diminishing and their empire was in economic and military decline (trouble), yet they were unable to stop the trend. Awareness alone is not sufficient. Faith without works is dead, as St. Paul once said. The Romans could not turn-back the clock. They were simply unable to meet the challenges with effective responses, as we are today. The rest is history. We are history, as well.

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14 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you as always, Craig.

Yes, I agree that “faith without work is dead,” or words to that effect. We cannot simply hope that our ship of state is righted.

And most Americans want to be left alone, to survive. The challenges these days are staggering, leave aside the weather.

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14 01 2023
H. Craig Bradley

Why are we so preoccupied in recent times with “weather” and “climate”? Californians are especially obsessed with weather. Our forefathers (colonists, pioneers) forged ahead in our young Democracy primarily to build a better future for themselves and live freely. Weather was not even a consideration with any of them at the time. Freedom is why they immigrated here in the first place. They obviously did not come to America to get handouts from the Pawnee Indians either.

Today, we are affluent and therefore can afford to give low level issues like weather any importance or recognition at all. If you want perennial Springtime, then try and give Columbia a go. Easy climates have socialism and poverty and low economic outputs (productivity). In-addition, they are very unstable politically ( e.g. Brazil). Colonial Latin America has a totally different mindset and heritage than we do. Weather alone is really not a major economic factor at all. It just IS.

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14 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Again thank you, Craig.

Weather is and has been affecting many of our friends and loved ones. Lots of Americans have died, while others have lost everything, none of which is covered by insurance.

See, e.g., https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/california-weather-storms-flooding-rain-mudlsides-power-cuts-newsom-rcna65816 (“Californians urged to ‘stay vigilant’ as forecasters warn of 2 new storms”)

I know this as a fact because a friend of mine in Montecito is struggling to survive at 95. And years ago, I bought a small house below Pepperdine University’s campus in Malibu, only to have it washed out to sea in an El Niño storm. FEMA aid was a joke and not worth considering.

Your overriding point is that there are larger issues before us as a nation, and of course you are correct.

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14 01 2023
H. Craig Bradley

Gov. Gavin Newsom is a Devil

https://ktla.com/news/digital-ids-could-arrive-for-californians-this-spring-heres-how-theyll-work/

What do you think about it? Is this a pressing concern for the average Californian? Sure doubt it. Its part and parcel of the progressive agenda and its not just Calif. either.

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14 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

I agree with your first sentence, Craig. He is every bit of that, but when Brain Dead Joe goes, he may become the Democrats’ “centerfold.”

And yes, Californians don’t seem to care, but the rest of the nation may, especially when his wife’s “affair” with Harvey Weinstein gets proper attention, followed by her seeking help from Weinstein.

Weinstein plays as well nationally as Jeffrey Epstein and Roman Polanski .

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18 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Ripple Effect?

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11649635/Microsoft-begins-laying-10-000-workers-tech-job-cuts-spread.html (“‘Richcession’ spreads: Microsoft begins laying off 10,000 workers TODAY – and Amazon also starts its promised cull of 18,000 staff as tech companies slash costs to grapple with economic slowdown”) and https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/20/business/google-alphabet-layoffs.html

snuka from Coconut Grove, Florida commented on MailOnline:

“Thanks Dementia Joe Biden!!!!!”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11649635/Microsoft-begins-laying-10-000-workers-tech-job-cuts-spread.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

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20 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

The Perverts And Freaks Of Nature Among Us

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11658079/Gay-Atlanta-couple-charged-raping-adopted-sons-pimped-local-pedophiles.html (“Adoptive gay couple charged with sodomizing their adopted sons also ‘pimped them out to local men and sent out videos of them raping the boys’: Full horror of mysteriously wealthy couple’s sordid lives revealed in jaw-dropping court docs”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11661151/Trans-woman-Christynne-Wood-hits-naked-YMCA-locker-room-claims-Santee.html (“Trans woman, 66, who ‘terrified’ girl, 17, with her bare backside at California YMCA hits back: Retiree who’d just finished aqua aerobics accuses the teenager of lying and labels her critics ‘Neanderthals'”)

Tony Dungy deserves an award for speaking out against the perverted freaks of nature.

See https://www.si.com/nfl/2023/01/21/tony-dungy-will-be-on-air-saturday-despite-controversial-tweets (“Tony Dungy Will Be on Air Saturday Despite Controversial Tweet”); see also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11666981/Now-Aretha-Franklins-song-Natural-Woman-deemed-OFFENSIVE-trans-women.html (“Now Aretha Franklin’s song Natural Woman is deemed OFFENSIVE to trans women: Outrage as ‘activists’ demand song is removed from Spotify and Apple Music”)

They should be sent to the front lines in Ukraine, as cannon fodder.

See, e.g., https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/lgbtq-families-mull-leaving-florida-090014914.html (“LGBTQ+ families mull leaving Florida in wake of new culture laws”)

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21 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Sobering . . .

See https://www.wnd.com/2023/01/young-men-safer-going-war-american-neighborhoods/ (“Young men safer going to war than being in some American neighborhoods”)

America’s cities need to be avoided like the plague

See, e.g., https://justthenews.com/nation/crime/downtown-atlanta-devolves-chaos-anti-police-protest-becomes-violent (“Downtown Atlanta devolves into chaos as anti-police protest becomes violent”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11662679/Chaos-Atlanta-Antifa-rioters-torch-cars-set-fireworks-outside-Police-Foundation-building.html (“Chaos in Atlanta as Antifa rioters armed with EXPLOSIVES torch cars and set off fireworks outside Police Foundation building: Six arrested three days after activist killed in ‘night of rage’ at ‘Cop City’ autonomous zone”) and https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/22/monterey-park-shooting-los-angeles-lunar-new-year-festival (“Ten dead in shooting after lunar new year festival near Los Angeles”) and https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/peninsula/deadly-shootings-half-moon-bay/3137085/ (“7 Dead, 1 Injured in Half Moon Bay Mass Shooting; Suspect in Custody”); see also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11668809/Medical-examiners-office-Seattle-running-space-dead-bodies-amid-fentanyl-crisis.html (“Seattle is running out of space for DEAD BODIES because fentanyl is killing so many people – and surge capacity is on standby, health officials warn”)

No American should ever forget that the thugs, slugs, hoods and mongrels of “Black Lives Matter,” Antifa and other far-Left groups have burned our cities; killed or injured innocent Americans including our police; and destroyed black and other businesses.

Yet, with few exceptions, they have never been punished. They should be put down like rabid animals, with no mercy shown, like George Floyd.

Coach Smith from Seattle commented on MailOnline:

“Yup, it is true. I live in Seattle. Walking around downtown…it’s pretty much a free for all. No enforcement of existing laws.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11668809/Medical-examiners-office-Seattle-running-space-dead-bodies-amid-fentanyl-crisis.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

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22 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

At A Time When God Is Needed Most, Why Are Churches In Decline?

See https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/22/us-churches-closing-religion-covid-christianity (“Losing their religion: why US churches are on the decline”)

Clearly, Godless China’s Covid hit churches and their attendance hard. Indeed, China should be paying reparations to them and to everyone who has been hurt.

But God is within each of us, as close as our next thought or breath. Yes, sometimes — or perhaps often — we become frustrated or even angry with God, but God is with us and never leaves us.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/what-and-where-is-god/ (“What And Where Is God?”)

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24 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

Fry ’em . . .

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11669299/Four-men-arrested-LSU-sorority-student-Madison-Brooks-struck-killed-car-gang-rape.html (“Three men are arrested after raping intoxicated LSU sorority student, 19, who was hit and killed by car when they dumped her afterwards: College president brands them ‘evil’ and says ‘amazing’ victim had ‘limitless potential'”); see also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11675507/Judge-says-video-men-callously-laughing-LSU-sorority-girl-Maddi-Brooks-proof-crime.html (“‘The evidence is clear:’ Judge says video that defense hoped would clear rape suspects in Madi Brooks case is proof crime DID occur: Four men ‘callously laughed and filmed attack’ on drunk LSU sorority girl”)

Because judges are the very worst of the legal profession, with few exceptions, a “slam dunk” case may be jeopardized.

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11676491/Legal-expert-blasts-Louisiana-judge-Madi-Brooks-case-inappropriate-comment.html (“‘The judge has already put his thumb on the scale’: Legal expert fears Louisiana justice has JEOPARDIZED Madi Brooks rape case for ‘inappropriately’ commenting on evidence and condemning four accused men before trial”)

Fry these criminals too. Instead, they have been released without charges. New York City should be boycotted.

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11670919/Fox-News-weatherman-beaten-marauding-gang-teens-NYC-subway-says-lucky-alive.html (“‘They were trying to knock me out’: Fox News weatherman beaten by marauding gang of teens on lawless NYC subway says he is lucky to be alive – as they are all released without charged”)

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