Where do I see myself in a year? I don’t know. I don’t have 2020 vision. I will toss the runes though. Welcome to the Sunday Sermonette.
The race for 5G dominance in the world between China and the US will continue as we enter the (new) Roaring Twenties. The economics of tariffs and trade will likewise be huge as BREXIT moves forward and new treaties between the US and Great Britain will be written. It will be a huge and dynamic opportunity for both nations. The US economic engine under President Trump should continue to roar and that’s good for the nation and the world – perhaps except for China.
The US will finally end the War in Afghanistan after trillions of treasure and buckets of blood have been spilled with a far less than ideal outcome. President Trump has no interest in foreign military adventures to fill the coffers of the military industrial complex and the deep state. And with the good potential of another Trump victory, they’ll just have to content themselves with a trillion dollar military budget.
The War in Afghanistan, code named Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, followed the United States invasion of Afghanistan of 7 October 2001. Did the war in Afghanistan make America any safer? There are arguments that jihadis showed up there from all over the globe to be killed by American munitions, but it’s a very thin reason for a war in that place. Bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan, protected by American allies there… One thing is certain. A lot of beltway bandits made hundreds of billions. And a lot of Americans were killed and injured (including my son-in-law).
Absent one of them dying between now and then, which is not out of the question, the Donkey race for the White House will boil down to corrupt old Joe Biden (who’d be 78 when sworn into office) and that old communist, Bernie Sanders (who’d be 79 when sworn into office), despite the Party’s complete disdain for old people, millionaires, white people and men. Riddle me that one. Lizzy Warren’s lies and her outlandish plans for America is sinking her before the first primary. The Butt Guy is doing well in early polling but America isn’t ready for a President Butt Guy. Yang is considered by the Party to be too white (it’s true). Hillary could show up at the Donkey Convention, offering to save them from themselves, maybe after both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders commit suicide?
The Second Amendment and the situation in Virginia will be writ large across the American landscape in 2020 as the collectivists with a very different vision of the future of the nation work to dilute and diminish the capacity for Americans to keep and bear arms.
“If the legislature decides to restrict certain weapons I feel harms our community, I will swear in thousands of auxiliary deputies in Culpeper,” Culpepper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins, who was just re-elected for a third term in office, said. “There’s no limit to the number of people I can swear in.”
Free people are armed. Slaves never are.
Manned Spaceflight may become more normal again in 2020 as America re-enters the high ground. The cold, dismal, 8 years of Obamanation are past (when one of NASA’s taxpayer-funded missions was to try to make Muslims feel good about themselves) and it’s taken some effort to regain what we’ve lost, but America is back, greater than ever, with some amazing technology. I, for one, eagerly anticipate the movement back into space.
(WW2) flash concert
. I haven’t heard any word as to whether or not there will be a US Space Force band. Maybe they’re not thinking that far forward into the future?