America's Politics and Economics
Basics in American Politics:
The Constitution sets up the Unitied States as a republic, not a democracy. The video lecture below covers the difference between a democracy and a republic and why it's so important:
The System of Money: Learn how banks who control the money supply can cause recession and wars in the world in the long video explanation below:
Role of Federal Reserve, Money and importance of Economics:
During the Term of George W. Bush 2001- 2009
During the Term of Barrack Obama 2009- 2017
Could Obama be the one who motivated to fight hard against the Democrats as suggested by this video?
Obama giving his 8th and final White House correspondents' dinner speech that is hilarious
8 Nov 2016
From Wikipedia, Election to Presidency
On November 8, 2016, Trump received 306 pledged electoral votes versus 232 for Clinton. The official counts were 304 and 227 respectively, after defections on both sides. Trump received a smaller share of the popular vote than Clinton, which made him the fifth person to be elected president while losing the popular vote.[nb 3] Clinton was ahead nationwide by 2.1 percentage points, with 65,853,514 votes (48.18%) to 62,984,828 votes (46.09%); neither candidate reached a majority.
Trump's victory was considered a stunning political upset by most observers, as polls had consistently showed Hillary Clinton with a nationwide—though diminishing—lead, as well as a favorable advantage in most of the competitive states. Trump's support had been modestly underestimated throughout his campaign, and many observers blamed errors in polls, partially attributed to pollsters overestimating Clinton's support among well-educated and nonwhite voters, while underestimating Trump's support among white working-class voters. Actually, the polls were relatively accurate, but media outlets and pundits alike showed overconfidence in a Clinton victory despite a large number of undecided voters and a favorable concentration of Trump's core constituencies in competitive states.
Trump won 30 states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, which had been called a blue wall of Democratic strongholds since the 1990s. Clinton won 20 states and the District of Columbia. Trump's victory marked the return of a Republican White House combined with control of both chambers of Congress.
Trump is the wealthiest president in U.S. history, even after adjusting for inflation. He is also the first president without prior government or military service. Of the 43[nb 4] previous presidents, 38 had held prior elective office, two had not held elective office but had served in the Cabinet, and three had never held public office but had been commanding generals.
On Hilary Clinton
Documentary on US economics and finance :
There is a part in the video that suggests the political process must change in order for the economic system to change.
Side note: Felt the impression to share about Ben Carson whose name came into my Consciousness in 2015:
Side note: Felt the impression to share about Ben Carson whose name came into my Consciousness in 2015:
Note on Ben Carson : I first read his book in Aug 2015 when I borrowed it from Merlin Weekes while in his home of Orem Utah.
I returned the book to Merlin when I met him and his wife Bonnie in a family reunion trip in Utah in June 2016, less than a year later since I borrowed it. By that time, Donald Trump had become the Presidential Candidate for the Republican Party.
Murder of Democratic National Committee staf Seth Rich latest findings - Click here to read and watch the video.
21 May 2017
President Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia
How is the economy of USA a year later after Trump's administration
Click here to find out
30 Jan 2018
I have let time elapse to update this blog post. The US being today's Superpower of the world is a smart nation as well as being complex in its political system. As I had started to intensify and focus my research in mid 2017 to publish my first book with hope in 2018, I didn't spend time to update this post as there has been too much to cover if one wanted to follow the political news of the USA.
Due to my intense research of the past 6 months or more, I covered some good writings of Mortimer J. Adler and found this very good video of his dialogue with students that will help one understand the Constitution of the United States and changes that occurred to make it better which is necessary to understand in order to fully understand what is happening in the political scene in the country which does not cover the economic scene of the nation :
10 Mar 2018
US media news attempts to link corruption of Najib to the President of US Donald Trump. Not only is the political system in US complex, so is their media system where CNN and MSNBC are showing to me clearly that their news are biased towards to Democrats in their constant attempt to influence the public with the power of their media. An example here is MSNBC news reporter style of putting doubts in he mind of the Americans that Donald Trump's acceptance of a meeting with Najib links him to corrupt practice of the Malaysian Prime Minister. The style of the show host Rachel Maddow can be watched by clicking here.
I came to understand from my American friends that many of the media owners in US are Democrats so they become obviously bias towards looking to accuse Donald Trump of many negative things in his unconventional way of running the government. I am aware that Fox News is the only independent media and their ratings have been going up as per this article here. I saw positive comments for Fox News and criticism against CNN and MSNBC and wrote comments to a Facebook friend living in the US below :
"America needs Donald Trump to 'Trump the Swamp' or get rid of corruption in Government/Corporate Institutions and even Media as he promised in his campaign trail. Be careful about CNN or MSNBC and listen more to FOX NEWS! Put my comments against CNN and MSNBC news in a Feb 2018 ratings article about increased rating in Fox news "I am a Malaysian living in Kuala Lumpur who can tell of Truth versus Lies and American Media like CNN or MSNBC in My Consciousness really can create chaos in public opinions in the might of their journalists who are entitled to their opinions but need opposition to tell the public, a lot is fake news! They have pulled in our Malaysian Prime Minister's case of well publicized corruption to link against Donald Trump. it is all very very open ended. Mind you I am not an American nor do I live in America but thanks to my Eastern mind and research of Human Consciousness, I can see through what CNN and MSNBC media is trying to do. America is very Creative to create fantasy movies and news is my opinion that can sway the less discerning public to change opinions, via the power of media. This is DANGEROUS! Plato, author of the Republic taught about the Tripartite entity of soul, Appetites, Reason and Spirit. Sorry I may not be politically correct to say, Americans need to follow what is printed in the American dollar, "In God we Trust"! America needs to have more Spirit which created the Nation! Remember I'm an Easterner or Asian, NOT AMERICAN!"
I came across this Fox News interview video that shows that the other Media heavily opposed to Donald Trump are trying to show the Chaos nature of Donald Trump's administration.
Trump flew to Canada for the G7 summit meeting before flying to Singapore to meet the North Korean president.
Fox News reflect that Trump is fulfilling his election pledge to "Trump the Swamp" in Institutions not only in the USA but in all the World :
Revelations of how corrupt News Media can be in the USA:
6 Oct 2018A close American friend shared this video on Fox News, a shorter version. I decided to watch a YouTube video of the same speech in a longer version covering more of her speech, to fully understand the whole matter, but programmed it to start at a part relevant to me as a researcher of Human Consciousness, especially my own.
Click to start the longer version of the video below and it will jump to 25:03 minutes of the video. If you listen/watch it for just a couple of minutes to end at 27:09 minutes, you will hear her mention about "American Consciousness." It is about a candidate, Judge Kavanaugh, who was nominated to be a Supreme Court judge by the Republican party but found obstacles due to the appearance Professor Ford with claims of experiencing sexual assault by Kavanaugh going back when they were minors in their teenage years.
I share this as an evidence to the public that my research on the theme of Human Consciousness has led me to find so much relevant knowledge to what I want to know about the American or US Society. Maintaining this journal is part of that effort.
Yes over my lifetime I have flown to the US just over 25 times according to the documentation for my online journals that have been published. I have also lived in this country of Malaysia for just over 60 years on this day or week of celebrations documented here. It has given me the advantage to update My Consciousness of the Western World where the country I am born in was a former British Colony thus allowing me to learn English when young. I was naturally exposed to Western culture of using the fork and spoon and growing up with the politics of democracy. Last but not least was to have an education that not only allowed me to be an intellectual person but enjoy a journey of lifelong learning due to western technology that I can produce this journal with the use of a timed video presentation above.
In my research of US Political practices or culture, this case confirms my consciousness that Politics has become like Religions in general in the United States. Truth doesn't seem to matter except who wins in the end or which group can win the other group by way of popular vote instead of basic foundational love of truth and its value in our society. The Senator Susan Collins delivered a clear and truthful speech. She boldly declared that the politically charged atmosphere in nominating a Supreme court judge has made it difficult to separate fact from fiction and it is not merely a case of different groups having different opinions. It is a case of people bearing extreme "ill will" towards those who disagree with them. This can be viewed and heard by clicking here to see that part of the timed video.
I have online contacts with American friends too to seek their views and one was from Malaysia living in Washington state. When I shared the video of the Judge Kavanaugh, I was surprised my friend quickly replied that it was a 'red herring' I was fooled by and made me wonder if he ever listen through the whole video intently as I did. Surely a Senate session cannot be regarded as a red herring or political/media distraction and I wondered if he realized it was the Democrats who wanted to put Professor Ford's case into the public as Professor Ford didn't want to expose herself to the public and someone behind the scene exposed her private letter and neither did her lawyer advise her that she could talk in private instead of facing the whole Senate floor! If it was meant to be a red herring from the Democrats side as the four witnesses she named testified they don't remember anything of the sex scene claimed and one testified that she didn't even know Professor Ford.
Furthermore it looked liked the red herring had backfired for the Democrats. The character assassination attempt by the Democrats on Judge Kavanaugh backfired on popular former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen in the senate race in Tennessee against Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn as reported in The Washington Post.
My life long learning habits go beyond listening and watching media presentations. My favorite is personal engagement with people who can share their experiences with me to get a feel of what is actually happening on the ground. The topic of Sexist culture or application of laws to curb it seem to come to my awareness on this month of October 2018. First it was the friend who referred me to the Fox News that made me watch it. He happened to visit Malaysia in early October too. This was the time when my family members were coming for a family reunion in Kuala Lumpur where my 2 daughters live in the US married to spouses born in the US. I would have questions and dialogues with my American son-in-law who has an MBA who surprising shared that he was experiencing Sexist claims by employees in his company where he works that has gone to the media!
Body Mind Spirit loss by Men in America:
My Consciousness approach to understand Life is mentioned
How is the Republicans and Donald Trump doing?
...to be continued and edited where necessary