Will the jobs come back?

Some jobs are gone forever. They won’t come back. Some jobs are obsolete and/or threaten the planet in various ways such as polluting air, land, and water.

Entrepreneurs start businesses to make a profit. In a global economy, labor costs which play a large part in determining profitability, often make ,some countries’ more competitive for investment dollars.

In a world of rapid change, it is inconceivable that retraining does not have high priority in ANY country. Perhaps it is hard for career politicians to see this, since their jobs don’t change or disappear over time.

Hillary and hope or Trump and disaster

We might end up with two choices, Hillary and hope or Trump and disaster.

Many of the young idealists hoping for Bernie Sanders to deliver them from college debt and reestablish hope for their dream jobs are too young to remember when Richard (TRICKY DICK) Nixon rode into office on the backs of voters weary of riots by civil rights advocates and Viet Nam war protesters, and became a symbol of how to run a crooked administration. An administration which saw Vice President Spiro Agnew resign after being exposed for graft while in office, even excepting bribes on government property. An administration which saw the President resign under threat of impeachment because of the infamous WATERGATE scandal.

Government, like life, cannot be run with sound  bytes,  slogans or threats. Americans should be aware of this or they will see a repetition of history that is not very pretty.

Mr. President, you reached across the isle. They did not reach back.

One thing you did not learn during your short stay in Congress, nor the state where you were born and nurtured. When people hate you, they hate you, and nothing short of death is going to stop the hate.

People blinded by hate do stupid things. People angered by a decline in their wealth or social status will vote for the devil out of desperation. People struggling to survive in a world economy no longer controlled by the US dollar or the British pound, do not reason well, and don’t believe they should have to.

Desperate people do not want to be told to think. They respond when told, “Follow me.”

Hitler told them that. Mussolini told them that. Trump is telling them that.

Mr. President, your most trying days are almost over, but for your country, they are just beginning.

We will travel this bumpy road together but I doubt that either of us will enjoy the trip.