Military Empire and Climate Cycle Views

Groupthink Dangers All Over


Google “groupthink” definition:  the practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility.  Google “iconoclast” definition:  characterized by attack on cherished beliefs or institutions.  I consider myself an iconoclast because I question everything in the light of my unique empirical findings about the diseconomy of military spending.  That informs the nature and evolution of empire.  And how the immense energy transfer of differential evaporation rates over the planet’s land versus ocean creates a 54-year cycle of global warming temperatures that profoundly influences humankind’s economics, politics, wars, and the timing and location of natural disasters.  This latter natural influence continues unabated and independent from the ongoing greenhouse effect crisis.  The groupthink denial of this newly researched approach is to refuse to recognize that global temperature projections are dramatically improved with this new tool.

Mailman Incident

Our family has been harassed all year long by a rookie year mailman who routinely insisted on autocratic “control freak” tactics against me and my partner.  More info:   He has been protected in his abuse of authority by his supervisors who refused to meet with me or even give a written reply to our formal three-page complaint 1-7-21.  In his first week he pulled weeks’ worth of mail out of our mailbox without leaving the postal service required 10-day notice before that mail would be returned to sender.  Three times I met with him on his route in our neighborhood one year ago (May 2020) this month.  He eagerly sought to keep me from talking to his supervisor that first time so that he could dominate the communication against my interest.  Communication is essential for reasonable mediation of an incident but the rookie on probation must have been terrified I would tell the truth about his hostile and abusive behavior.  Secrecy is the enemy of democracy.  The civil resolution of the first incident in May 2020 ended after several incorrect statements told to me about the process of getting my mail back, a red flag I unfortunately ignored.  When I asked him whether he had reported the incident to his supervisor, he answered yes in a low voice, another red flag I ignored at the time.  As a business executive I learned the best way to solve problems was to talk them out in person, but the mailman and his supervisor preferred to keep me ignorant rather than informed; this yearlong attitude allowed the mailman to abuse me and my partner.  FedEx and UPS would never treat customers this way, and the postal bill of customer rights applies only to the front counter staff at post offices.  So when the November 10th incident happened, the front staff were horrified that no ten-day notice was left after the new inappropriate taking of our mail.  But the West Madison manager refused to acknowledge the required ten-day notice to protect his immature mailman to my disadvantage.  This same manager later lied to me promising a written reply to my postal complaint and instead turned the complaint over to the wayward mailman instead stabbing me in the back.  This happened after I settled the fraudulent disorderly conduct charge with a $187 payment to the City of Madison, exactly as I had explained in my last call to the Westside station manager.  Instead two weeks later the Marine brat mailman weaponized the process for a second time calling police when I tried to defend myself and my partner, falsely claiming stalking charges as we researched our counterclaim against the Marine brat.  Justice blocked for a second time with two policepersons.  The first time November 10th my constitutional right to petition my government over grievances was blocked as I was waiting to talk to the and the second time (April 30,2021) my right to defend myself against the seven perjury (lying in police report) mailman was blocked by immature young police.  In both cases the Marine brat used lies and distortions to create a police response.  But they cannot block my defamation lawsuit if a use an attorney.  Expense and time drains favor the paid institutions of the postal service, police, and city attorney over a citizen only seeking to be treated fairly.  The mailman was bullying my partner to keep the mailbox empty each day and when two days of mail was left in the mailbox, the mailman took it November 10th claiming that a 93% empty mailbox was “completely full” as it had to be for the mailman to legally remove mail.  Bullied by a criminal postman and one-sided police.  Police seem to be biased in favor of large organizations and against individuals, clear case of groupthink.


Capitalism is based on the products becoming popular and more of the product is made and sold.  Life experience is that once you find a great new product, it is soon discontinued, rather than more product produced to meet the need.  This is what my partner calls “crapitalism”.  Kind of like planned obsolescence in automobiles, products are forced down the consumers throat, rather than producing more of what people want.


Economic history shows that individuals, small inventors, are more productive in research than large organizations.  Hence the relatively slower progress of the empire society due to the lack of economic productivity of military spending.  Military spending does have, however, high political power productivity.  Power can reap economic benefits, but these are usually very limited in scope and benefits.  Military research is arcane and often too military specific or shrouded in secrecy to help the general economy.


Large organizations, businesses, governments, often have a feudalistic fiefdom nature in the militaristic society, where groupthink limits their potential.  Small business is the engine of ingenuity and job growth.  More info:

Future Trends

Large organizations and governments often slip into major wars under the circumstances where the last major war has become a distant memory.  Common sense in these things depend on forgetfulness of the terror of war.  Also governments are full of themselves with recent growth and capital accumulation.  Just as railroads led the way in the gilded age before the first World War, today the internet giants dominate the new gilded age where the rich have become enormously rich and powerful again.  Cycle theory (54-year) fits well for wars, civil rights changes, and pandemics, all of which peaked about a century ago (108-year cycle).  The Spanish Flu of 103 years ago compares to Covid 19 today, The World War of 1914 (1917 for USA) compares to rising tensions with China today and 2025 would be 108 years from America’s entry into the World War.  Women’s right to vote and Black Lives Matter George Floyd are 100 years apart and the voting rights act was 56 years ago.  But nuclear weapons deterred the Sino-Soviet border clashes of 1969 from developing into war and the nature of conflict is changing.  Have we already had our war with the virus killing 600,000 Americans?  Not clear.  Cyber war seems to be the new nature of war today.  Cross border wars have become rarer and rarer, with 90% soldier death in the first World War and 90% civilian deaths today.  Clearly the nature of war has changed and may be about to change again.

Groupthink Story by an Ancient Philosopher:

Please cite this work as follows:  Reuschlein, Robert. (2021, May 15), “Groupthink Dangers All Over” Madison, WI, Real Economy Institute.  Retrieved from:,2021256152.aspx

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How A System Did Not Work

Attacked By A Trump Supporter

We live in a divided society in the United States, thanks to propaganda from right wing radio and TV.  This is a natural tendency for a highly militarized empire society over the course of time.  Why? Because the economic stagnancy that comes from draining key resources away from production and into power dominance leads to a similar stagnancy in the political regime.  Having a crazy president like Trump only clarifies trends long time developing.  Thanks to tutoring from Russia’s Putin the former president has pushed America closer to dictatorship under Trump with his careful demeaning of all truth that comes from the mainstream press, as he gaslights his way forward denying he ever does anything wrong.  When challenged, he doubles down with the falsehoods to get his way, calling all negative evidence against him a hoax.  This is exactly what happened when a new rookie mailman had problems with our mail and then acted out against our family and was backed up by police when he lied to falsely characterize the surprise attempt to reclaim our mail in real time.  This occurred while the mailman was still on his route after the inappropriate taking of mail from our box late in the day.  It became almost impossible to take on the various bureaucracies of the postal service, police, city attorney and Marines in the face of nine or more major lies documented in the police report.  Fortunately, false statements to police constitute perjury with up to a six year or $10,000 fine for each perjury.  This is a story of how easily a person can be framed and denied rights thanks to institutional and personal biases and incompetence.  Pandemic has forced a lot of junior hires as government is underfunded.

Cast of Characters

Mailman, 23, six months experience.  Afraid the male resident might actually talk to his supervisor, he convinces everyone on an excessive three calls to police that the mail resident attacked him.  Then he concedes that the male resident never came closer than 10 feet away, a gross underestimate of that closest distance as it was more like 25 feet away.  One witness sees him relaxed despite the claim of an attack.  He is easily twice as fast as the old man, who keeps trying to walk up to him to talk about the mail.  He refuses to make eye contact most of the time and keeps moving away until the mailman stops 100 feet away and answers the question “will you give me my mail back?” with the one word answer, “NO”.  If he returns the mail, he does not get to punish the old man by forcing him to go to the post office ten minutes away, wait in a long line, to get his mail back in a half hour.

Male Resident, 70, 14-year resident, seeks to get mail back after 7% full mailbox is falsely declared “completely full” on police report.  No required 10-day notice is left in the box despite postal regulations.  Policeman never inquires about size of mailbox, just assumes small mail stack completely fills mailbox.  Must assume an apartment size mailbox, not the 1000 cubic inch mailbox of the resident.

Female Resident, 66, 14-year resident.  Police report leaves out her testimony that no threat to harm the mailman ever occurred, as if two witnesses to one impeached witness does not win the case.

Male Policeman, 35, 20 months experience.  Too inexperienced to detect obvious lies, he fell for everyone of the seven big lies of the mailman, and hid those hideous lies from the male resident, refusing to give him a chance to refute them.  When asked about the police report, he laughs, again showing his bias, guilty until proven innocent.  Then he either does not view the video or he would see that there is no mail truck involved in the incident like the mailman’s shaggy dog story lie.  No honking or cutting off in traffic.

Female Policeman, young trainee, months experience at most.  When the lead cop lies and cites the mail truck lie was confirmed by the old man, it must be based on the woman cop asking the old man if he followed the mail truck.  When the old man stared at her, she nodded her head up and down and claimed the old man had confirmed the non-existent episode.  Mailman are 90% on foot and maybe 10% driving while on the route.  There is no room on the timeline for this big “traffic” lie.

Postal Management, generally most experienced of all parties other than the two elderly residents.  At one point on the police call notes the old man is still at the scene and then two minutes later at the postal counter a ten minute drive away.  This was needed to maintain the illusion of “hiding in a garage” long after old man and woman have left the scene.  Despite old man’s request to talk to the supervision, the call notes suggest he was trying to see the mailman again.  How absurd, the mailman said “NO” and that is why the couple went to see the supervisor at the post office.

City Attorney, 27, two years experience.  Old man talks to her for 30 minutes, she is incapable of discussing the case intelligently, unlike prior experience with a city attorney.

City Attorney, 33, eight years experience.  Insultingly suggests the mailman should be treated better and that 10 hours of community service is not worth $2000 of the old man’s time.  Suggests the post office took the mailman off the route “temporarily” ignoring the postal complaint that completely explains the incident from an honest perspective.  Mail station manager confirms that this is a lie, that the decision to remove postman from the route was for the mutual protection of all parties. 

Key Evidence

Google:  What postal authority exists for removal of all mail from a mailbox?

Answer:  If a mail receptacle is deemed by the letter carrier to be full, the letter carrier will leave a “We ReDeliver for You” form (PS Form 3849) in that receptacle and return the overflow mail to the local Post Office™ location for pickup. Oct 21, 2020.

Video:  Shows no chase ever happened, either by vehicles or on foot.  Completeness belies the traffic incident lie of the mailman and the lie in the police report that the old man confirmed the non-existent traffic incident.  Mailman and policeman perjuries revealed by this video, which covers the whole four-minute incident which began four minutes after the mail was found missing.  The ten minute drive to the post office and a two minute wait in line are confirmed by the police call notes.

Mailman Motive

The Marine flag at the home where the mailman lives with his parents and where another Marine witness made up false charges like honking and swearing and acting like a big ape.  Sounds like one Marine doing a favor for another Marine’s son.  Also explains how a “No F-35” and many peace signs on residents property would offend the mailman.  The incident took place on the second workday after the media declared Trump a loser in the election.  The mailman must be a Trump fan and acted out impulsively and with anger taking mail from the resident’s mailbox.  Then he lied and called the police when the citizen sought to pursue his constitutional right to petition the government over grievances.  The forty minutes he spent talking to the policeman shows how he had to make more and more outrageous claims to convince the police to issue a ticket.  The policeman was more interested in revenue than justice.  When and if the policeman watched the video without sound he should have dropped the charges after seeing no mail truck involved in the incident at all.  One major lie is enough to lose a case, especially two witnesses to one impeached witness.  But almost no one acted with honor or integrity while falsely framing the old man, except the partner with the old man during the entire incident, who was ignored repeatedly.  Abuse of power by mailman, cops, and prosecutors is disgraceful.


Police refusal to allow old man to talk to the mailman’s supervisor, not paying attention to his story and not revealing the extensive false claims of the rookie mailman to allow a response show the unfairness of the policeman.  Both policepersons and the mailman may be guilty of ageism to the elderly couple and sexism to the old man’s partner.  They also thought very little of the older residents, treating them both with disrespect and failure to engage in dialogue about the numerous outlandish charges of the mailman.  Waiting 41 days for the police report with nine major lies in it, more weeks for the call notes, and more weeks for the video, shows the callous disregard for a defendant facing false charges with at least nine big lies in it.  The hard evidence clearly shows the injustice by a variety of youngsters against the baby boomers they often hate and resent.  

Tomorrow is my deceased mom’s 99th birthday.  Happy birthday mom!

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Please cite this work as follows:  Reuschlein, Robert. (2021, March 25), “How A System Did Not Work” Madison, WI, Real Economy Institute.  Retrieved from:,2021254037.aspx

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Not Grandpa’s Republicans

History Overview

The Cold War changed everything, as an America, reluctant to get involved in foreign entanglements since President Washington, became an empire society post 1945 dominated domestically by high levels of military spending, a Permanent War Economy as stated by the great Seymour Melman in 1970.  Barry Goldwater, the 1964 Republican presidential candidate, launched the modern conservative movement as future president Ronald Reagan nominated him in the Republican Convention of that year.  America operated much like pre-World War II America until Reagan’s election in 1980 entrenched the modern empire state.  George Orwell’s book 1984, written in 1948, does a brilliant job of describing Reagan’s re-election year 1984 as I re-read it that year, with rhetoric like short range Peacekeeper missiles were installed in Europe (Orwell’s war is peace) and the opposition Nuclear Freeze won on ballots in 1982 in Wisconsin and elsewhere.  The Goldwater campaign began the process of turning the solid South from Democratic to Republican, an historic reversal of the Lincoln Civil War election of 1860.  The modern Republican party has become the party of Jefferson Davis, president of the 1861 Confederacy, no longer the party of Lincoln, as the Confederate flag of 1861 flew for the first time ever in the US Capitol building during the January 6th, 2021 Trump insurrection.  (160 years is only 2 years off a 54×3=162 years perfect long cycle)

Evolution of the Republicants

Lincoln, the first Republican president, started the transcontinental railroad during the Civil War.  Republican President Teddy Roosevelt championed the trust-busting progressive movement after 1900.  My middle namesake grandfather William Markham secured funding in 1927 for the dam creating the third largest wildlife refuge in North America, the Horicon Marsh, after his election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1926.  Republican president Eisenhower started the Interstate highway system in America in the 1950s.  These are examples of the old Republican Party before the modern reversal.  Even Senator Barry Goldwater accepted the 1973 Roe v Wade decision legalizing abortion and told President Richard Nixon he needed to resign in 1974.  Richard Nixon followed his Southern Strategy into office in 1968 and turned the tide in economics from Keynesianism to Monetarism through his funding, two staples of the modern Republicans.  Newt Gingrich stopped forty years of Democratic rule of the House of Representatives in 1994.  But Senator Mitch McConnell of former slave state Kentucky began the party of “no” Republicans of today, hence the term Republicants, adding the “t” to the name, the extreme “can’t do” philosophy of obstructionism Republicans of today.  This reflects the twisting of the name by Republicans to calling the Democratic Party the Democrat Party to emphasize the “rat” at the end of the name as the modern Republicans have waged war against and demonized their opponents.  Under Obama and Biden this party has deviated from the American tradition of the loyal opposition and violated the two principles essential to democracy of “tolerance” of the opposition party and “forbearance” of doing all you can do against your opposition.  Instead, the modern Republicants falsely ascribe all manor of evil about “liberals” and attempt to reverse all opposition policies, especially health care.  Much of this dates to the 1987 Reagan reversal of the “equal time” doctrine of mass media, starting with Rush Limbaugh in 1988 and FOX news in 1997.  Our national discourse has become increasing argumentative leading up to the one-sided cult of Trumpism.  No longer do they think “there but for the grace of God go I” or give their opponents a honeymoon period after presidential elections, as in the past.

Policy Reversals

Small government conservative and Mathew 25 Christian Joe Scarborough of the Morning Joe show on MSNBC has become an independent in the face of McConnell and Trump Republicanism.   Once the party of local and state government under the theory of that government closest to the people is the best government, now the Mitch McConnell Republicans decry state and local government funding as a “blue state bailout” as if red state governors and mayors don’t need funding in the pandemic to keep from “defunding the police” and healthcare workers and educators.  They oppose masks and want businesses and schools to open prematurely in the pandemic, as if that and Trump rallies are not super-spreader events that lead to mass sickness and death.  They defend gun sellers over the rights of people to avoid gun sales to criminals and the mentally ill.  They make voting hard for elderly young and low-income people trying to maintain white supremacy and the oligarchy of the rich.  In hard economic times, they accept Democratic support for stimulus under Republican presidents but not for Democratic presidents.  Instead of putting country first, they put partisanship first, seeking to hurt us all to hurt Democrats at the polls in the next election.  They deny reality to gaslight and use big lies to control the political order.  They support calling investigations into their law breaking and pandemic mistakes hoaxes.  Trump calls his law breaking and his cabinets law breaking support for law and order.  Trump supporters think his 30,000 lies are candor and honesty.  Honest news is stereotyped as fake news, Trump big lies are called alternate reality.  Small cuts in other programs and big military buildups have make the so-called small government conservatives just another big lie as Republicans increase government spending more than Democrats decade after decade.  Balance the budget is replaced by unfunded tax decreases in decade after decade.  Biggest sinner ever is supported by fundamentalist Christians who want a conservative court.  The myth that Republicans are good for the economy and small business are denied by the historical record that shows Democrats usually have a much better economic growth rate and Republicans favor big business over small business in policy after policy.

History of the Presidents Economics 1910-2009:

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Stop The Steal Rationale

Stop The Steal

This was the rallying cry of the mob that stormed the capitol building on January 6, 2021.  How did Trump manage to create this impression in the mind of his followers?  This is the one key omission in the otherwise brilliant presentation of the House managers in the impeachment trial.  Rachel Maddow asked whether the trial could have had a secret ballot changing everything, and was answered by two House managers that yes, the Senate could have required a secret ballot.  That would have changed the result, removing the bully’s ability to primary those that crossed the Trump mobster.  Don the mafia Don.

Starting The Year

Trump expected the strong economy to reelect him and was horrified to find a pandemic ruining that idea.  He did not like the optics, so he started to create his own separate reality.  So he denied the danger and reality of the pandemic in public while confirming the danger in private to Bob Woodward and refused to wear a mask.  His followers gleefully followed while Democrats were horrified.  So he exploited Democratic horror by insisting Wisconsin voters vote in person and not by mail April 7th.  Too bad he did not “stop the steal” in Wisconsin as the gerrymandered Republican majority in Wisconsin stole lopsided Republican control for a decade.  So he began by destroying the postal service as his appointee removed 671 mass mail processing machines reducing deliverance from 90% reliability to 80% reliability and to heck with seniors’ vital medicines.  300,000 votes were stuck in the post office on election day.  He continued mass rallies spreading the disease to 30,000 of his followers leading to 700 deaths by the Stanford study and possibly doubling those figures again by election day. 

Red Mirage

With 40% of the vote by mail as mostly Democrats voted safely as the president urged his voters to vote in person only, the setup was in place.  Loyal Republican legislatures blocked any sensible processing of voter envelopes ready to be counted before election day in key states so the early vote would only show election day vote and not the mail vote for several days in Pennsylvania for example.  This allowed Trump to claim he won in a landslide on election night that was stolen from him as ballots arrived “mysteriously” in the night from cities with a huge black vote.  Stop the count became a rallying cry.  Lawsuits sought to block the counting of urban black votes.  Anyone can see that he won in a landslide Trump complained to his followers, so show up January 6th to stop the stolen election from going to Biden.  Trump tried to claim massive vote fraud from all these “late” counted ballots, but 61 court cases said otherwise, many decided by Trump appointed judges.

Trump Does Not Care

When the Michigan governor was threatened with a plot to kidnap and try her for treason, Trump encouraged the plotters and not the governor as he continued a long pattern of endorsing violence by white supremacists.  In the September debate he told the Proud Boys (terrorist group according to Canada) to “Stand Back and Stand By” which quickly became a jacket design worn by the Proud Boys.  They began to prepare for violence after election day, showing up in force with police, military, veterans, and 57 elected persons for the rally and capital assault January 6th.

When Republican House Leader McCarthy complained about the assault to Trump with an angry phone call, he was interrupted by breaking glass while Trump dryly responded, “Perhaps they care more about the election than you do.”  Ten minutes after hearing from Senator Tuberville that loyal up until that day Vice President Mike Pence had been evacuated from the Senate chamber, probably after hearing the mob chants of “Hang Mike Pence” on television, he tweeted another anti Pence tweet to his rampaging supporters.  Looking for Nancy Pelosi and Alexandra Ocasio Cortez rioters asked “where is she” as Pelosi staff hid in a room nearby and AOC hid in a bathroom closet fearing for her life.  Trump sees the world as killers (him) and weaklings (others).  Like the Roman Caligula, Trump is the crazy one.  His niece, Mary Trump, psychologist, sees him as the most dangerous man on earth.  Malignant narcissist or sociopath, your choice.  American needs a two party system, not one party and one cult.

Seventeen Revolutionary Findings About Military Spending, Empire, and the Long Cycle:

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Dangerous Times For America

Overall Perspective

Trump has prepared for the 2020 election with seven phone calls to his dictatorship mentor Putin from March to July 2020.  Then he planned to take advantage of the pandemic and Democratic “weakness” to prefer vote by mail, using state legislative allies to stop early processing of mail-in ballots, so he could declare early landslide victory from election day votes being counted first.  Then he says “everybody knows we won” before these ballots came out of nowhere overnight to steal the election for Biden.  His foolish followers believe him in this charade, thinking he is an honest man unlike the 30,000 lies documented by the “fake” mainstream media.  And of course, the pandemic is a hoax and Russian interference is a hoax, and his job growth was weaker than Obama’s second term as he declares he has the “best economy of all time” (one of the lower growth records since 1945).  Trump supporters have been trained to ignore the mainstream news in favor of his propaganda echoed by right wing radio and television and repeated on social media by his followers to the less informed followers.  Cutting Trump off Twitter after storming of the capitol January 6th has led to a 73% reduction of disinformation, but the damage has been done as Trump’s hold on the masses of Republicans remains high, though drifting slightly lower as many states show thousands leaving the Republican party voter registration. 

Sedition Caucus

Most Republican office holders, terrified by the murderous mob, initially looked to abandon Trump but now fearing being primaried by Trump supporters in their next re-election are rallying to acquit Trump of impeachment charges. Now most Republicans repeat the “big lies” instilled in Trump supporters in the Twitter days when Trump heretics were mercilessly attacked.  He has learned well from his Russian puppet master.  Trump has learned to never attack Putin personally when he is forced to criticize Russia, especially Helsinki where he showed loyalty to Putin over his own CIA.  Very strange “law and order” candidate who constantly commits crimes to stay in power.  Trump claimed to be against the unfortunate “Defund the police” cry of some Black Lives Matter protesters, even as he and McConnell resist the “Blue state bailout” funds for state and local government that inevitably forces state and local budget cuts in the police force and other first responders and health care workers.  Red states are equally suffering with the blue states as red governors go along with the cuts to their states.  The big lie worked again as 13 congressional seats went from Democrat to Republican thanks to the defund police false narrative.  Draining the swamp is another Trump false narrative as his cabinet is at record highs in corruption, compared to no corrupt resignations under Obama.

White Power Terrorism

The capital now has 10,000 national guard troops to protect from right wing terrorists like the Proud Boys, Oath Takers, and Three Percenters that planned and executed the storming the capitol on January 6th beginning plans right after the election.  Trump put flunkies in charge of the pentagon in December so he could delay response to the mob at the capitol by an hour and a half, as he smiled watching the invasion on television.  FBI violence reports indicate domestic violence in 2019 was about 98% by white supremacy type groups and 2% antifa type groups.  There is no domestic terrorism law against whites, only Islamic terror laws, but the FBI has definitions and laws to work with and has shown ties between congresspersons and the plotters of the capitol invasion.  Treason charges could include such attacks against the US.  Congresspeople allowed plotters to view the capitol the day before the attack despite tourism being banned under the pandemic since March.  Some congress persons were twittering locations of AOC and other Democrats, aiding, and abetting the invasion.  Legal charges should follow.  Photos of the crowd show many ex-servicemen in the invasion.

Personal Threats and Gains

I discovered the key to Peace Economics by Ruth Leger Sivard on a brochure from Ada Sanchez of the Fellowship of Reconciliation at a meeting held at the famous Dorothy Patch’s house in March 1983.  Dorothy Patch was United Nations Association power behind the throne of Peace Republican US Senator Mark Hatfield Chair of Appropriations.  Hatfield was the only “no” vote in the 1981 largest peacetime increase in military spending in American history, Dorothy and Mark both of Salem Oregon.  Dorothy got the City of Salem to fly the United Nations flag equally with the federal and state flags.  I made copies of the Sivard chart and plastered them all over the state legislative offices.  Then I realized going through my papers two years later that the world did not believe military spending was disastrous for any economy.  So I began testing the Sivard concept for reality and found a near perfect (-1.00 is perfect) -0.997 correlation and a sixty-year fit in the US economy of 0.999.  So I wrote the book Peace Economics in February March 1986.  The popular paperback edition was released that Hiroshima Day to rave reviews. While thrilling most people with my results, including Jesse Jackson, I began getting negative feedback from leftists like Colman McCarthy’s brother and socialists like Alexander Cockburn who thought economics dominated the arms race, contrary to even Marx.  A state legislator in 1991 warned me to watch my back because powerful people would want to stop me.  But the SANE Freeze Congress adopted Peace Economy as a top priority in 1988 and had balloons with my 1989 book title Strength Through Peace behind every chair in 1990.  It has been up and down ever since.  One County Commissioner wanted to submit me for Pulitzer consideration, and another thought I had proven my point to a ridiculous extent.  Still denial was strong despite more quotes (five) in the book Planethood than Kennedy or Reagan after sharing a workshop with Ken Keyes Jr. in 1989 at the UN University of Peace in Costa Rica.  Fast forward to the present.  The pentagon (global warming) and CIA (military spending) noticed my work in 2013 and a strange visitor (police? FBI? Military? Intelligence?) appeared at my last public speech at the Peregrine Forum just as the pandemic shut things down March 13, 2020.  The World Federalists have always treated me better than peace people, because they think “big picture” structures better.  In my Gary Gygax days (1964-1974) we wargamers all figured we had extensive FBI files.  I can always use an extra Nobel Peace Prize nomination just before the deadline:

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Seventeen Key Findings About Military Spending, Empire, and the Long Cycle:

Please cite this work as follows:  Reuschlein, Robert. (2021, January 30), “Dangerous Times For America” Madison, WI, Real Economy Institute.  Retrieved from:,2020241810.aspx

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Where Big Lies Come From

Peace Economics Perspective

“In war, truth is the first casualty.” Roman Empire philosopher Aeschylus said.  If war starts the lying, empire makes it much worse and can institutionalize lying.  Just as military spending increases drive down manufacturing jobs and economic growth, it drives up crime and murder rates and general corruption.  The corruption of empire hurts our health, mental health, and captures control of our politics.  The general decay of empire is reversible if you can reverse the military budget (there is hope), hence empire decay is not inevitable, just all too likely.  The Republican party is drunk with the power of military spending, locally and long term.  Both parties fail to see the trade-off with manufacturing, although it is obvious in the jobs’ statistics.  The international financial service sector booms with a global economy (tenfold % GDP growth since the seventies) as the technology loaded manufacturing sector withers at home.  Lies have emerged as one strategy to help white nationalists win despite the looming non-white national majority.  Lies are part of the corruption of empire in America since the 1945 war of empires.

Public Relations Industry

John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton wrote Toxic Sludge is Good for You and started the Center for Media and Democracy (1993).  John cites World War I as the beginning of the modern public relations industry.  David Brock wrote The Republican Noise Machine (2004) and according to Brock and Wikipedia “conservative and Republican strategists ‘concoct smears, distortions, and outright lies’, and then disseminate the product as ‘talking points’ to right-wing radio and Fox News, which Brock says set a narrative echoed by more mainstream news sources.  Heritage Foundation (founded 2-16-1973) is cited as the leading think tank on the right.  CATO Institute (founded 1974) and ALEC (1973) were founded by the Koch brothers.  Following the 1971 Powell memo, this begins the modern conservative reaction after the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s.  Manhattan Institute (1977) and Bradley Foundation (1943) and Hoover Institute (1919) all founded in war or postwar all contribute to conservative propaganda today.  Note that five of the ten dates were in the seventies, the strong anti-Vietnam reaction that elected Ronald Reagan and doomed the middle class ever since 1980.  When do the lies stop? Never.

Extremism and Democracy

US Senate Filibuster was an accidental development in the early nineteenth century and only used about once a two-year congress in the middle of the 20th century.  But since the arrival of Mitch McConnell as Republican leader in 2007 the filibuster has been abused by Republicans to the point of constant use for all major legislation, today.  This is an absurd change from majority to 3/5ths majority rule at a time when tolerance and forbearance, key necessities for a healthy democracy have all but disappeared.  Like the Roman Empire’s evolution from a republic to a dictatorship, excessive militarism is steadily destroying the democratic fabric of American society.  The engine of this development is the propaganda media of the right wing developed from the 1987 repeal of the equal time doctrine that once required equal time to both sides of an issue.  Never mind that there are more than two sides to many issues, the right to outright lie and radically distort information has gone too far without some check and balance mechanism.  Free speech does not extend to the right to holler “fire” in a crowded theatre, and normal TOLERANCE for other points of view and FORBEARANCE from taking advantage of power to use any means necessary to reach your goals must be parts of democracy; that without those two attributes democracies die.  Trump and today’s Republican Party have “jumped the shark” in that respect.  The sedition caucus operates today in today’s Senate and House Republican Parties.  Finding new ways to dominate the other side is a recipe for fascism.  Demanding unconditional surrender may have been necessary to win World War Two, but it shows a disastrous tendency of intolerance for the other side in a healthy democracy drifting deeper and deeper into a state of empire, dictatorship, and the “Big Lie” tactic of Donald John Trump (26,000 lies and 400,000 COVID-19 deaths).

End the Filibuster

The US Senate is no longer the world’s greatest political body, it has almost been destroyed by extremism on the right as they pack the courts.  Before our democracy completely dissolves, the left must take this opportunity to correct course on democracy.  The start is to repair the voting rights act by outlawing irresponsible states from employing all manner of voter suppression measures without pre-clearance from the Justice Department.  It is time to guarantee the right to vote once and for all.  It is time to end gerrymandering, like the locked in majority for a decade Republican legislative control of the Wisconsin Legislature since 2010.  Several times the shift back to Democratic Party and voter control have been thwarted in the last ten years, with the extreme example of the Supreme Court refusing to correct on a pretext of “standing”.  DC needs to become a state, not governed by a committee in the national legislature, not thwarted from asking for reinforcements from Maryland for 90 minutes when the capital was under siege January 6th.  Finally the Secretary of the Army approved national guard and special police.  Two more blacks in the US Senate would make the Senate look more like America.  A 51-star flag would be symmetrical (eight nine eight nine eight nine).  Sixty votes would make a farce of such plans to restore democracy.  Red states already have eighteen more Senators and Electoral College votes, two Senators would give better balance desperately needed.

Seventeen Key Findings About Military Spending and Long Cycles:

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KSCO Politics History Talk

Dr. Bob Reuschlein on KSCO, Santa Cruz with Host Alex Darnell Talking 2020 Election. Bob Reuschlein’s futuristic nine fields of interdisciplinary talent in math, science, engineering, wargaming, politics, business, academics, peace economics, and climate science amaze audiences with his many insights. His prediction models have the potential to transform macroeconomic theory tenfold and improve global warming theory tenfold.  His techniques combine rare basic research and engineering/accounting accuracy with business and political astuteness. Bob crushed Gary Gygax in their only direct wargame before Gary went on to invent Dungeons and Dragons in 1974. Bob later held several political party positions in the state of Oregon: chair fourth congressional district Democrats, state executive committee, national convention delegate, and was on the 1984 electoral college slate. He graduated from the U.S. third ranked electrical engineering program joining four honor societies. Bob has been listed in various Who’s Who five decades.  Bob earned a Doctorate in 2009 on peace studies programs.  Books: Peace Economics, Strength Through Peace, Real Economy, Peace Economics 25th Anniversary video with 24-page booklet in 2010. Unlike the baffled IPCC climate experts he can explain the fifteen-year slowing in global warming 1998-2013 and predicts it will accelerate after 2025. The Norwegian Nobel Committee shows greatly increasing monitoring of my website as I enter the sixth year of being a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.  Go to the website for details and links to and  Bob’s done countless radio and television interviews and has written monthly columns and commentaries for decades. His background is multi-decades long in politics and business, technical in engineering and accounting. Topics: leadership, innovation; investments; economics; war; climate; politics; history; empires; 54-year cycle; managed 11 retail stores; ethanol; and super fund.  My greatest skill is precise modeling with Gary Gygax my first great mentor.

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Deprogram Trump Supporters

Killers And Losers

Malignant Narcissist is the diagnosis of most psychologists about Donald John Trump, soon to be former president.  Most countries reaction around the world is that America has defeated a dictator in the election.  The mayor of Paris tweeted “Welcome Back America”.  That is the good news.  The bad news is that the military industrial complex and the American concept of benevolent empire will resume its normal course of events.  The lesson Trump learned from his father was to “always be a killer and never be a loser”.  Bullying is essential in the Trump tactics playbook.  Follow Trump’s lead or be primaried out of politics helps keep congress in line.  Then gaslight to Trump’s heart’s delight to “prepare the battlefield” for propaganda success.

Time Will Tell

Will the Trump effect last or fade away into pundit land?  Can Trump continue to draw big crowds despite the loss?  Rallies have been his “go to” strategy and are likely to continue.  Can Joe Biden continue to ignore the numerous Trump crimes of self-enrichment and against the rule of law, including his continuing to hold himself above the rule of law and ignoring congressional subpoenas?  Democracies fail when “civilizing forces are too weak to resist the lure of authoritarians” according to an unnamed author quoted on Morning Joe this morning.  Can we resist the lure of the self-styled “grim reaper” of legislation in the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)?  Another Morning Joe expert this morning suggests you need to go below the words used, down to the basic values each of us have, to reach out to those you disagree without being disagreeable.  

Republicans Become Trump Cult

It’s not quite the congressman Jim Jones cult that “drank the Kool-Aid” in a mass suicide, but Trump has boasted that his followers would continue to follow him even if the long time New Yorker shot someone on Fifth Avenue.  He has moved his residence to Florida where he can be near or on his beloved Mar-A-Lago country club.  He has remained a media magnet by resorting to one outrageous action after another to maintain media coverage at all costs.

Damage to Democracy

When a president openly breaks any number of laws and norms and gets away with it, unfortunately it sets a precedent that other presidents in the future will tend to follow.  Impeachment with even a bogus acquittal left him largely untouched as Republicans did not find him guilty enough to warrant removal from office.  His willingness to sabotage the mail service to stop vote by mail in the pandemic shows his disregard for the American public, as he and his allies forced Wisconsin voters to vote in person April 7th despite a highly contagious killer virus that killed more Americans (60,000) than died in Vietnam that first month of April 2020.  These upcoming winter months will probably exceed that grim total as we are halfway to a death total that will probably exceed the 426,000 Americans that died in World War II.  Trump’s dozens of obstruction of justice charges, ten of which were documented in the Mueller Report finally released last year as Bill Barr helped in that coverup.  He calls the pandemic a hoax and the Russian “hoax” interference that played a major role in his 2016 surprise upset election.  Openly welcoming foreign interference in his election breaks laws not explicitly in the Justice Department “managed” Mueller Report of March 2019 but documented in detail in the Republican Senate Intelligence Committee Report released later.  The Senators found collusion with the Russians that the Mueller Report could not establish due to interview restrictions on the Trump family thanks to fear of the boss, Trump himself.  Obstruction succeeded where it failed in the Nixon case.

Damage to Important Agencies and the “Fake” Press                           

Trump’s attack on the “deep state” includes firing one third of the State Department staff and constant firings of honest agency heads who dare to dispute his endless lies (24,000 lies documented by the New York Times and Washington Post).  These decapitated agencies often run now by Trump yes men include the Pentagon, State, Justice, the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, and many other parts of government.  Normally presidents keep some of the old presidents work and change other parts, only Trump tries to reverse everything Obama did.  Question becomes, was it because he was a Democrat or because he was Black; probably a little of both.  Moderation has gone out the window as Mitch McConnell ruins the Senate abusing the filibuster and blocking all Democratic initiatives during his 14 years as Republican Senate Leader, especially court appointments.  The normal forbearance that restricts one side from over dominating the other in democracies has been violated since Newt Gingrich in 1995 with three government shut downs and continued with the meeting on 1-20-09 of Mitch, Newt, and 12 others to pledge to obstruct Obama.  The press abuse includes attacking any journalist who dares to ask questions about Trump’s numerous failings, where Trump plays the “How dare you” card of the imperial presidency like a king would.  No press conferences during most of the election year.


Right Wing Media have paved the way, accepting the Trump lies as verities.  But that is changing as Fox News has come under criticism by Trump more often lately.  The attempt to steal the election is an attempted coup, but it is not working.  Trump followers are chanting “lock him up” about even the right winger who stole the election from Stacy Abrams in Georgia, Governor Kemp.  Kemp has supported his fellow Republican Secretary of State in calling the election accurately for Joe Biden in Georgia.  If the internal debate among Republicans continues, the Democrats just might sweep the two Senate seats and wrest control from Mitch McConnell.  Has Trump finally jumped the shark or will he haunt politics for years to come.  The answer lies in right wing media, will it keep following Trump or will it look for someone new.  Or will it lose its audience while Trump slowly fades away.  Trump, the worst example of extreme empire decay sure looks a lot like Caligula, the crazy Roman emperor who lasted just four years.  Demographics favors the Democrats in the long run, white nationalism may have its last stand with Trump.

Advanced Empire Social Decay:

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Controlling Authoritarians

Tensions High In Pandemic Isolation

Controlling authoritarians are everywhere in an empire society, power and control are the essence of the military economy.  Thanks to pandemic isolation, people are snapping at each other with increasing regularity. One friend of mine starved himself to death in the social isolation atmosphere. This is a personal tale by a political activist I know that illustrates the problematic nature of mixing politics and personal grudges together in terms of increasingly authoritarian empire pandemic America, where national leaders downplay civil rights, masking, and social distancing among other things.  The militarized nature of the modern police force overemphasizes emptying the full seven shot revolver into defendants, too often unarmed, too often saving the last shot for the head to prevent victim testimony as in Ferguson 2014 and Madison 2015.  Too many with military service backgrounds treat their fellow Americans like they treat foreigners in our too many foreign wars and skirmishes, including many police and civilian bad apples.  “Going postal” amid the stress of the stagnation and rigidity of politics and empire, chronic underpaying of the middle class by those with wildly increasing riches, and rising weather disasters driving millions from their homes.  Postal service is 30% veterans.  How many with PTSD?  Police need better training in dispute resolution and de-escalating tense situations as road rage goes through the roof.  Justice?  Forget about it, “power and control” rules.

Authoritarianism Versus Democracy

Authoritarianism as practiced by Trump and the Police consists of tight control of information, and indirect information from direct sources packaged and presented to the public by authoritarian intermediaries.  Democracy thrives on open information available to all with the right to petition your government over grievances.  Asserting your rights, as in the civil rights movement march over the Edmond Pettus bridge lead by the late congressman John L Lewis of Georgia causes so-called “good trouble”.  Lewis had his skull cracked in that event by Alabama policemen and barely survived.  Fighting for your rights often requires brash actions toward authoritarians, “good trouble” and can be upsetting to authoritarians.  Authoritarians think they alone can enjoy rights and not the public.  Authoritarians seek order at the expense of justice.  The authoritarian concept of “law and order” means they are the law, and you must obey their orders.  This is where Trump thinks he is above the law, making his constant lawlessness perfectly acceptable.  Police often practice authoritarianism and justify it by saying “tell it to the judge”.  That phrase is never acceptable to compensate for an unequal and unfair evaluation process by an officer.  Good police training should always keep justice and fairness in mind and try to deescalate conflict nonviolently whenever possible.  Good police training should never be to empty your clip and save the last shot for a head shot as in Ferguson and Madison.  That may excessively guarantee safety for the officer but violates the sacred oath of “protect and serve”, replacing that concept with “dominate and control.”

Get There First with the Most

This is a basic principle of success in conflicts.  Usually the one who is first wins.  Why? Because they can frame the issue their way and when they manipulate the truth in their favor, the second-place person is at a great disadvantage regardless of the truth.  Propaganda repeated often enough begins to take on the appearance of the truth.  When the second person presents truths in conflict with the authoritarian’s preconceived notions, that truth is easily dismissed.  The first person to call the police usually wins the day, rightly or wrongly.

Sacredness of the Mail

Stealing mail from a mailbox is a federal crime and the mail service is uniquely mentioned in the United States Constitution.  When Trump figured out that absentee and mail-in ballots would become a major strategy to protect citizens in the pandemic, he immediately attacked the process and encouraged his followers to vote in person on election day.  In the vote by mail process, an estimated 1% of votes were lost due to technicalities. Trump appointed De Joy to sabotage the mail and took out 671 high speed mail processing machines last summer, especially in large urban areas in toss-up states.  His purpose was to obstruct the vote by sabotaging the post office.  Many voted early but an estimated 300,000 votes were lost due to late mail delivery, despite a last-minute nationwide court order the day before the election ordering a postal sweep to find and send out all outstanding ballots that was not followed by the post office.

Rogue Mail Carrier                                                                                    

My friend’s arrogant young mail carrier went rogue last summer and took mail left to accumulate in the mailbox without leaving any note or other explanation.  My friend was left to wonder who did this, because some one with a grudge or political difference may have taken the mail.  When he asked the mailman about this, the postman admitted he had taken the mail and said my friend could get it back. When asked why, he said he thought the mail had been abandoned and the house was vacant.  That excuse was absurd, with my elderly friend and his wife there every day, especially in the pandemic.  The postman said the mail would be back in two days. When it was not there, my friend drove around to find the mailman a couple of days later and ask what was going on.  When asked if the carrier had reported this incident to his supervisor, he smugly assured my friend he had kept his supervisor completely informed.  My friend doubted this because of the tone of voice, he seemed desperate to avoid a customer talking directly to his supervisor.  These are the actions of a guilty person.  The fact that he did all this without leaving a note in the mailbox seemed an inappropriate detail he would have left out from his story about the incident and he would have characterized my friend as the problem instead of the postman.  Several days later, the old mail appeared.  The postman alleges that customers had no right to leave mail in the mailbox.  Several months later, he did it again, taking my friends mail and leaving no note.  He had just checked the mail around 3pm and it was gone by 3:30pm.  This was that mailman’s first delivery day (Tuesday, another carrier delivered on Monday) after Joe Biden was declared president-elect.  He was probably enraged by the loss of his candidate and acted out as my friend had lots of peace and Biden signs including a no F-35 sign prominently on the path to the mailbox.  Taking mail with no good reason meant he acted guilty when my friend found him making the rounds a couple of blocks away.  That is why he avoided my friend when my friend got out of his car to talk to the postman.  The postman ran away then to avoid talking to my friend, so my friend hollered out to him “Are you going to give me my mail back?”  The postman clearly said one word, “no.”  At that point, he came closer seeing that the customer meant him no harm.  Then he abused his power by calling the police.  He said that as a federal employee he had special protective status.  Then like Trump he doubled down and called the police.  The postman lied to the police on two key issues, claiming my friend chased him, and threatened to hurt him.  If that were true, then why approach the man first before calling police to say he was a threat?  The chase was in his imagination only, as he knew he had done wrong.  The threat that my friend would hurt him was also imaginary and a psychological projection of what he thought he deserved out of his guilt.  He thought he could scare my friend off by calling the police.  My friend said “go ahead” because he welcomed the police as mediators.  Unfortunately, he ran into the wrong kind of cop.  My friend’s wife said the mail carrier had a look in his eyes like Timothy McVeigh.  Is this just another story of mice learning how to be rats?

Civil Rights Violations

While waiting for the supervisor at the mail station, my friend found the other clerks agreed with him that taking his mail without leaving a note was wrong.  Later a supervisor shared his dismay about no note being left behind.  With a note, the act is one of a postal worker, without it, it is the act of an abuse perpetrator.  My friend thought that he was observing his constitutional right to petition his government with his grievances.  Then the policepersons, a policeman and a trainee woman, stopped him from meeting with postal supervision in pursuit of his constitutional right to petition his government about grievances at the crucial time before issuing the ticket.  Remember, first contact always wins.  After a brief talk the policeman left him and his wife alone with the woman and went into another area and colluded with the mail thief perpetrator and his supervisor to continue framing him as the guilty party and not the real guilty mail carrier.  Because of this collusion exclusion, the key excluded detail was that no note was left in the mailbox about ten days to reclaim his mail.  This lack of a note shows intent to harm him and is a clear violation of normal mail procedures.  The policeman came back from that long meeting and patronizingly gave my friends mail back with the explanation he had ten days to pick up this mail.  How does returning stolen items exonerate the thief?  How does anyone know about this ten-day period without a note left in the mailbox?  This was incompetent policework, “assuming” the mail taking was appropriate and proper.  The policeman showed a complete inability to see any wrongdoing on the mail carrier’s part, a complete inability to consider two sides of the dispute.  Questioning the intent of an accuser is good policework, completely absent in this policeman, who had the audacity to tell my friend “tell it to the judge”.  This policeman then twice refused to give the carriers name, a denial of the constitutional right to confront accusers.  Then he tried to laugh off the request of the police report.  Justice delayed is justice denied, and my friend expects the name will be in the police report, but like the exclusion from seeing the supervisors, and the presumption of innocence, these three constitutional issues were denied by the police.  Because the mail carrier had reached the police before my friend reached the supervisor, the perpetrator was coddled by the authorities while the victim, my friend, was doubly victimized by the mail carrier perpetrator and the police and postal supervision.  Just another victim of a disgruntled Trump loser acting out.

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Mask Mandates Immediately

Mask Mandate

As soon as Biden becomes president elect and controls the Senate, he can promise a relief package to cities and states based on the condition that those receiving aid must institute a mask requirement in their jurisdiction and do prompt testing contact and tracing to determine who needs to quarantine for fourteen days.  These two underutilized public health tools are just what the Trump regime has been avoiding because Trump thinks testing and mask wearing make him look bad.  These can be done immediately with the promise to make them retroactive to election day.  Waiting until January 20th would cost hundreds of thousands of lives.  Acting presidential immediately will fill the void left by the Trump regime’s stubborn resistance against using these powerful and basic tools to fight the virus.  We cannot afford to wait.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The long list of obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and other Trump family crimes could be prosecuted or in the name of mercy hearings could be held instead, but only if Republicans are contrite.  If they are not contrite, the racketeering laws should be used against the postmaster general, attorney general, and others guilty of obstruction of laws and obstruction of voting or voter intimidation.  New laws must be written to prevent or discourage such abuses in the future.  Future presidential bad behavior must be discouraged and the ridiculous Justice provision of not allowing presidents to be charged with crimes must end.  Some court should probably decide whether such charges should wait until the president is out of office or not.  Every Senate impeachment trial has become so partisan that that constitutional tool is useless except in the Nixon case.  That was such an innocent time and place long ago.

Foreign Election Involvement

Despite dozens of contacts with Russians in Trump’s first election the Mueller Report could not “prove” collusion.  Yet the Republican Senate Intelligence Committee’s bipartisan report of 1000 pages did find such collusion.  It is obvious that Manafort’s 75 pages of campaign information along with the key targeted states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania helped the collusion significantly.  One University of Wisconsin researcher found that 20,000 Facebook accounts with Trump were coordinated with 4000 Facebook accounts of Russian origin.  The same material went out at the same time over all 24,000 combined accounts many times during the campaign. Roger Stone was a key link, but not the only one.  Trump kept choosing to believe Putin over US intelligence agencies and the FBI.  Russian disinformation is actively distributed to other Republican Senators by Homeland Security chair Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.  Giuliani has used lots of Russian disinformation, before and after the Impeachment.  Black voters in key states were targeted to discourage their voting in 2016.  The seven Trump phone calls to Putin from March to July were probably about collusion for this year 2020.


Just as four years of lowering military spending from 2012-2015 had 25% higher job growth than the Trump first three military buildup years, the manufacturing recession of 2016 was a direct result of the small military buildup in 2016 by Obama.  Then there was a burst of manufacturing jobs when the Trump tax cut began in 2018, followed by the trade war with China causing a new manufacturing recession in late 2019 and the first quarter of 2020 before the coronavirus infected New York in the second quarter, as 127,000 lives were lost in that second quarter while the shut down reduced the economy 9.5% and opening up added 7% of the economy back in the third quarter.  This still leaves an unemployment rate of 7.9% that is mainly affecting the lower half of the job market.

Mitch McConnell

The Senate Republican Leader falls in the tradition of Reagan, Gingrich, McConnell, and Trump.  Each of these made major changes on the road to deepening empire and gridlock.  Reagan created the almost tax-free rich that has quadrupled their incomes over 40 years while the middle class had no gains, so he created oligarchy.  Gingrich took back the House from 40 years of Democratic control in 1994.  Mitch McConnell ruined the Senate by abusing the filibuster blocking anything Obama including judges.  Then he stole a stole two Supreme Court seats in 2016 and 2020.  Trump is destroying the Republican Party.  Mitch McConnell is the worst of the four.  Forbearance is necessary for democracy to last, and Mitch McConnell refused to allow normal government to proceed.  Instead of forbearance, Mitch sought extreme obstruction. So much for the presidential honeymoon.

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