Biden and Trump – Should They Be Forced to Retire?

US President Joe Biden and former US President Donald Trump have one thing in common:  they are old.  Biden is 80 years old and Trump is 76 years old.  Wisdom may come with age, but so do health challenges.  Biden appears to be mentally confused at times, possibly suffering from the early signs of Alzheimer’s and Trump’s paranoia is getting worse.  American media has repeatedly stated that Biden seems to be totally oblivious to major events that threaten the security of the USA, for example, the millions of migrants illegally entering the USA.  Someone may have to drive Biden (and Kamala Harris, his Vice President) to the southern border with Mexico so that they can see for themselves that there is an actual crisis that needs to be dealt with.    

The Democratic Party needs new, younger leadership.  Some excellent potential candidates that could represent the party in the upcoming 2024 presidential election (and possibly win) are:  Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey), Pete Buttigieg – US Secretary of Transportation (Indiana), and Michelle Obama (former First Lady). 

Donald Trump wants to run in the next presidential election representing the Republican Party.  As President, he came up with some excellent ideas such as “Make America Great Again,” promoting US products (rather than those from Communist China).  Unfortunately, his style of leadership was erratic and he was not able to accomplish much.  The Republican Party has some excellent potential candidates that could lead the party to victory in 2024.  Some of these possible contenders are:  Senator Tim Scott (South Carolina), Senator Tom Cotton (Arkansas), and Nikki Haley (South Carolina).

The problems facing America are complex and at times overwhelming:  everything from out-of-control illegal immigration to escalating gun violence.  America has some amazing, talented politicians that could steer the country in the right direction.  New leadership is needed so that America can move forward.  Step one in making that a reality is to stop supporting the status quo and retire both Biden and Trump!


Putin’s Medical Issues – Update August 2022

Putin’s health:  Ever since Russian President Putin invaded the Ukraine for no apparent reason, Western political observers have noticed a definite decline in Putin’s physical and mental health.  His recent bouts of ranting and raving and paranoia may be signs of dementia or other brain impairment; and his puffy face may be a side effect of cancer treatments.  Given Putin’s iron grip on Russia and its media, no one until now has had any confirmation of Putin’s ill health.  That has now changed, and believe it or not, the truth about Putin’s health may have been accidentally divulged thanks to several aggressive mosquitos.  

The mosquito incident:  According to a recent news report in the Toronto Sun, Putin was touring a military museum at the end of July as part of Russia’s Navy Day celebrations.  During the tour several mosquitos attacked the right side of his face:  he was able to raise his left arm to swat them away, but not his right arm, which remained immobile.  He was also walking with a limp.  Both of these issues are definite signs of deteriorating health.  Putin’s health is in trouble! 

Comparison to Czar Nicolas II:  Putin has stolen vast amounts of money from the Russian people, amassing a fortune estimated to be $200 billion US.  He has basically done the same as Czar Nicolas II who lived in total luxury while most Russians lived in poverty.  The Czar was a dictator who used his secret police to keep the Russian people in check.  In the end the Russian people arrested the Czar and executed him, his family, and wealthy friends. Putin may suffer the same fate.

Putin’s departure:  Rumors abound that Putin and his wealthy friends are making contingency plans to leave Russia with their fortunes.  The International Criminal Court has begun an investigation into Putin’s war crimes in the Ukraine, so it is quite possible that there is some legitimacy to these rumors.  Apparently, the country where Putin plans to seek asylum is Syria. 


Putin: Time for Russia to Get Rid of Him!

Russia’s GDP:  Since 2008, the GDP of Russia has stayed the same.  Many Russians have seen a continual drop in their standard of living.  The average monthly pension, for example, is now only $210 US per month, which is not enough to live on. Many Russian seniors are starving, as they don’t have enough money to buy food or pay for heating.

The Oligarchs:  Russia’s wealth (e.g. its vast oil reserves) are siphoned off by Putin and his oligarchs (businessmen who have been given monopolies by Putin).  They live in total luxury while the rest of Russia lives in misery and poverty.

Income Inequality:  The distribution of wealth within Russia is so stark that Putin and his oligarchs have basically re-created the society that existed before the 1917 Russian Revolution with Putin acting as Czar Nicholas II and his oligarchs acting as Russia’s aristocracy (the dukes, counts, and princes).  The czar and his aristocrats all lived in splendor while the masses slowly starved to death.  It was this vast disparity in income that eventually turned the Russian people to revolt in 1917; and it may be the catalyst to foment revolution again at some point in the very near future.  One can only hope that Putin’s unprovoked war with the Ukraine will push the Russian people to terminate him and his oligarchs!