The old blog copied below came to mind on reading Mr. Buchanan’s April 19, 2019 piece .
From September 2016 “Could this be what they’re hiding?”
Finally reporting of substance, free of caricature and mockery about Mr. Trump’s Republican candidacy: Mr. Trump with the support of the U.S. military will attempt to increase military expenditures not for regime change they say, but to caution North Korea and Iran.
I reblogged the above from September 7, 2016 probably because Mr. Trump’s been getting some media attention for his appointing military men to his administration, even choosing a general as secretary of defense when it’s customary to put a non military citizen in that post like Obama’s choice Leon Panetta who had no military qualifications. Panetta reveals his reaction to being chosen secretary of defense in his book Worthy Fights. And it looks like Trump is really planning on spending more government money on military equipment and more soldiers. I wonder if he’s planning on maintaining the military industrial complex that President Eisenhower spoke of.
“Since about 200BC Europe, and perhaps the world, had been basking in a climate rather warmer than ours today. Crop yields had been high, and crops such as grapes and olives had been able to grow farther north than they can today.” CEAWALIN the man who created England, R. Mathews 2012; p. 27
Words applied to political social systems have become colloquialisms that everyone has a moralistic understanding of: fascism is bad; socialism has come to mean good. But all present day governments have shown features of both the bad and the good.
Communism considered an evil with the rise of the USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, equates communism with socialism. The system imposed by Hitler on Germany was labelled National Socialism, a political outlook inspired by Mussolini, a former socialist, who named his Italian government Fascist after the Roman fasces (the rods) carried by a consul of the Roman Republic to signify the power over life and death that limited any individual seeking to disturb Res Publica, things public, enjoyed through the rights of citizenship. The eventual rise of Chinese communism after the USSR, Fascism and National Socialism championed political power for the benefit of society, especially during Chinese communist cultural revolutions. And of the early prophets of communism Lenin is believed to have seen communism as the goal of socialism.