Steve A. Stone
Taking today’s pulse
By Steve A. Stone
October 20, 2021

Dear Friends and Patriots,

What good is Donald Trump doing?

That’s a question everyone should be asking, both pro- and anti-Trump people. We should all reflect on what he’s doing and whether there is any value to it. Is he just grandstanding? Is he acting out of some sense of rage? Is he just leading people on? Is there a greater game to figure out?

I found myself deliberating all those questions yesterday. I’m decidedly in the pro-Trump camp, but that doesn’t mean I understand what he’s actually doing. Instead of spending too much time analyzing the man and his motives I decided it’s far better to take a different tack and just look at the effect his efforts seem to have.

Donald Trump is keeping all the targets up in the air, where we can shoot at them. He’s out in public continuously, always reminding us of all the Biden administration’s many misdeeds. I’d call them failures as the kinder, gentler talking heads on TV and radio do, but I know they aren’t failings, and so does Donald Trump. He’s not as pointed as I am about it; he can’t be. I have the luxury of not being a public figure, which frees me up to say what I believe is real in an unsparing way. I’m certain Donald Trump is completely aware of all the games afoot, but he has to draw the line somewhere, so he ticks off all Joe Biden and his retinue’s misdeeds, but rarely ascribes motive to any of them. Sometimes he calls them “dumb.” But, he knows better. Don’t doubt that for a moment. He knows all too well.

Trump’s traveling road show keeps reminding us all that we had a few short years where we felt proud to be Americans, and we knew we were achieving great things. Many of us understood Trump’s efforts could boomerang if the enemies of freedom figured out a good strategy to take it all apart. And … they DID! So, now Trump reminds us, points to all the anti-Trump policies adopted since Inauguration Day, then points out the disastrous results. Trump’s road show isn’t designed to make us feel good, and it doesn’t. It makes us feel angry and resentful, because we all understand America is being stolen and sold, and we don’t like it.

I don’t think Donald Trump will run for office again. I wouldn’t if I were him. Let someone else stay up for days on end, trying to manage one crisis or another, while the press puts malicious spin on every utterance, and Congress looks for opportunities to waste the public’s time and money instead of doing their jobs. Trump’s had his taste of all that, and I’m certain he understands all it will do is shorten his life. Let someone else do it. He just needs to ensure we have the “right” someone else, not one of those pretend conservatives that litter Washington like old Dixie cups.

The answer to the first question posed above? Trump is serving as our nation’s conscience. He’s a visible, constant reminder of how good we could have it, and how fast all good can be undone. We need that. Americans are the most forgetful people on the planet. Apologists like to call us “forgiving,” but that’s just wrong. We’d much rather forget and pretend that all will turn out okay in the end. It’s a sort-of pathological optimism.

The current administration is rather curious, don’t you think? Who the heck is in charge? No one really seems to know. The consensus is that it isn’t Old Joe. No, it isn’t him, but who is it? Does it really matter? It’s someone who’s plugged into the Agenda 2030 Action Item Tracking Network – that, I can assure you.

The President’s spokes gal is a curious person, isn’t she? That’s Jen Psaki. She honed her lying-with-a-straight-face skills while at the State Department spinning stories to make Hillary Clinton look competent. I suppose if she could succeed at that she can succeed making almost anyone look “better.” I wonder if she’ll end up on George Soros’ staff next. No, I guess not. George sort-of wallows in negative attention. It lifts him up. But, George doesn’t have to face elections, which is why people like Jen Psaki have jobs. She’s pretty good at it, if you’re the kind of ignoramus who can’t tell almost every sound bite Psaki utters is spun to one degree or another. I did like it recently when she said the President was using the COVID pandemic as a vehicle to reimagine our nation’s economy. “Reimagine” (or whatever word she used) is code, as are all progressive buzz-words. It means “destroy.”

Jen Psaki (pronounced “sah’ki” or “puh’ sah ki,” depending on who’s pronouncing) is notoriously adept at spinning. Whenever a reporter points out how terrible the economy is, regardless of what part of the economy is mentioned, the response from Psaki seems to always include a statement like, “That’s actually a sign of the fundamental strength of this administration’s economic policies.” Some pundits push such statements aside as ignorance of basic economics, but that’s not what it is. The people in the administration understand economics pretty well. They just prefer socialist economics instead of the free-market economics America has always thrived on. In the upside-down world of socialist-communist newspeak anything in the economy that appears to be a train wreck is good. It’s a sign of the collapse of some aspect of our free-markets, which can easily be fixed by a good dose of socialism. Or, so they choose to believe. And, they want you to believe it, too. That’s why they keep lying. Get it? It’s the “oft-told, Big Lie” in action, with Psaki in the role of Josef Goebbels, or Vladimir Lenin. Take your pick. Psaki is using a well-worn script.

I read and hear a lot of blather lately that goes like this: “Senator (pick one) states Democrats have overplayed their hand and are panicked about the 2022 elections.” I’m sure you’ve seen and heard similar statements. The message implies the Democratic Party is in a panic because everything this administration touches turns to pure – well, you know – the stuff that comes from the backside of horses. But, don’t let all that talk fool you. Those people saying those things aren’t stupid, you know? Oh, okay, maybe they are stupid, but the line they’re trying to feed you is intended only to placate you; to lull you into a false sense of security. DON’T TRUST POLITICIANS OR THEIR ASSURANCES! Who can you trust? Start with your mom. You should be able to trust her. I’ll let you know who else when I figure that out.

You should be wondering why I am dismissive of that story about the panicked Democrats. Are you? It’s simple, really. All stories about any political party panicking over anything should be dismissed as a ruse, which is the absolute truth 99% of the time. The Democrats aren’t panicked about 2022. Not in the least! If they have their way there won’t be any 2022 elections at all. What’s to panic over? The plan I believe they’re executing will collapse our economy well before then. As early as last December I predicted that eventuality to happen before the end of July. I still believe it’s going to happen; I just don’t know when. I do know things are looking mighty bad out here where the “real” people live. And, I see nothing in the future that looks like it’ll make things any better. Instead, I predict things will only get worse. Look at any aspect of our economy and tell me where you see a bright spot. Be careful if you find one, though. If the administration figures it out they’ll “help” and … that bright spot will soon be gone.

The entire COVID mandate effort is designed to aid and abet the grander schemes in play. Doesn’t it strike you as odd the administration makes noises about creating new jobs while ensuring thousands upon thousands will soon lose theirs? It appears the administration considers all who are anti-jab to be Trump-supporters and are trying to drive them out of the military and the nation’s work force. There is a dilemma posed in that consideration, though. It’s well-known that the black population of the country is extremely “vaccine hesitant.” The truth is, the percentage of black people who trust COVID vaccines is mighty low. The dilemma is in considering anti-jabbers (the vaccine hesitant, if you prefer) as all extreme right-wing nut jobs and pro-Trumpers. It just isn’t easy being a progressive these days. The irrationality of all they do must be extremely hard to cope with. Ask Jen Psaki! There are days when she can’t figure out how to spin something and she resorts to dissembling. Can’t rationalize the irrational? Well, then, just change the subject. That’s how she does it.

I went to a little rally today. It centered around two realities. One is the vaccine mandate that’s about to cause people at Airbus in Mobile, AL to lose their jobs. The other is The Alabama Health Freedom Act, HB 31, which has over 30 sponsors in Alabama’s State House. It looks like Alabama may be poised to join Texas and Florida in their efforts to prevent vaccine mandates. We can hope so, anyway. But, we always have to keep in mind politicians have a great tendency to sell us out if someone in opposition waves the right amount of money under their noses.

I truly don’t understand why corporate America is so eager to jump on that mandate train. There’s no law to compel them to do it, nor are there any rules or regulations promulgated out of Washington. All the corporations are acting upon are words uttered by fools. I sense a huge legal liability in all that. Or, I would if I trusted our judiciary, which I don’t. The truth is – the mandates are completely illegal and a violation of the rights of affected individuals, on several counts. But, it may not matter. It may be the only thing that will get the attention of corporate officers is anger and the certainty that their actions are going to cost their stockholders a lot of money. The anger has to come from those who are in jeopardy of losing their jobs and their friends who still understand what freedom is about. We’ve already seen Delta and Southwest Airlines start to yield. They understand their workforce can shut them down totally, and they seem to be willing to act in a rational manner in response. All corporations need to learn that lesson.

Today I was greatly encouraged by the rally. It wasn’t an anti-vaxxer rally. It wasn’t even an anti-COVID vaccine. No, the rally targeted the true underlying issue – that if the mandates are effected it will do severe violence to the entire notion of freedom in America. If the government can put you out of work for saying “NO!” to an unwanted jab, that government can do anything it wants with or to you. That, my friends, would only be another case of history repeating itself.

One of the best things I heard today was from an Airbus engineer. He took the crowd off the planet, up to 50,000 feet, telling them the mandates were but a tiny part of a grand design, a worldwide effort to reset the entire planet. He told them of The World Economic Forum and how it was the designer of all the ills we have been seeing for years. He spoke of Agenda 2030 and The New World Order. Yes, my friends, he did all that, and as far as I know he’s never read one of my books! I think I’m out of business.

You know, if this keeps up, and more and more people are willing to open their eyes, study a bit, and learn that all is not nearly as it ever seems, perhaps I can start writing fiction and maybe even take a stab at The Great American Novel. Writing the truth and watching my predictions come true gets mighty depressing.

I hope I haven’t bored you.

In Liberty,


© Steve A. Stone


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Steve A. Stone

Steve A. Stone is and always will be a Texan, though he's lived outside that great state for all but 3 years since 1970, remembering it as it was, not as it is. He currently resides in Lower Alabama with a large herd of furry dependents, who all appear to be registered Democrats. Steve retired from the U.S. Coast Guard reserves in 2011, after serving over 22 years in uniform over the span of four decades. His service included duty on two U.S. Navy attack submarines, and one Navy and two U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Units. He is now retired after working as a senior civil servant for the U.S. Navy for over 31 years. Steve is a member of the Alabama Minority GOP and Common Sense Campaign. He is also a life member of SUBVETS, Inc., the Submarine League, and the NRA. In 2018, Steve has written and published 10 books.


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