The 2021 – Formula1 – Abu Dhabi

Rights are Given

F1 (Formula1) have just had the most amazingly entertaining season for many years. Maybe the most amazing season in their history. ( I have watched Formula1 since 1961.) And it was finalized in the last lap (58) of the last race in a season of 22 races consisting of 1239 laps. The last race started with Lewis Hamilton (2021 Champion) and Max Verstappen both on EQUAL POINTS (369.5)  for the Championship of 2022.

The final race finished with only one lap to run after a safety car session which started on lap 55. The start of this final lap is the subject of a huge amount of discussion and could finish up in a court of law if Mercedes choose to go that way because the race was won on this last lap by Max Verstappen. (Ed: 23/12/21 Mercedes have decided not to persue this option but IMHO their lack of sportsmanship had already been displayed.) His first Championship win for Red Bull Racing.

The ongoing discussions and arguments about this final-lap are based on the interpretation of the F1 rules and regulations and who-did-what-to-whom and when. All of this is an excellent example of the need for the moral code as defined by RESPECT then Responsibility then Rights (This website). This code is established on the KISS principle and explains the consequences of  polarization and complexity ( with particular emphasis on racism and TheLaw respectively)  and which now needs to be applied to the SPORT of Formula1.

If we apply the KISS principle these are the factors that allow F1 to exists:

1) DRIVER : F1 was accepted by the FIA as a sport which establishes a DRIVER (of the year)  who is Champion of the World.

2) CARS: F1 also establishes a Constructors Champion of the World for the Organization who builds the CAR for the DRIVER to win these Championships. These Organizations invest the money, either because they are true-believers in the SPORT (Williams) or for the huge advertising benefit on the world stage.

3) SAFETY: So as to ensure the SAFETY of the DRIVER there are a number of Rules and Regulations (Laws) that have been put in place. These Laws apply to organisers of the events, the constructors of the venues and the Constructors of the Cars. (No Drivers = No F1).

4) LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: To ensure this aspect of the sport many more Rules and Regulations (Laws) have needed to be put in place to ensure that the Championship should not be able to be bought by excessive investment and that more organisations are able to fund the CARS for a team. No Cars would simply mean No F1. And it is the teams like Red Bull, McLaren, Williams and Haas that MAKE F1 A SPORT. F1 is not solely a commercial enterprise which needs to be operated under a set of lawyer manipulated laws.

5) TEAMS: An F1 Team comprises the organization funding the Team, the engineers, the two CARS AND the two DRIVERS. The Team consists of a huge number of people who design, build, maintain, support and manage the CARS and the DRIVERS. The Team should not need to include lawyers.

6) REFEREE: As in every SPORT there has to be a REFEREE and his team who can guide the Teams, the organisations involved and any complex race events (eg  accidents) to ensure 3) and 4) above. The scutineering people are part of the referees team.

That is it. There should be no further complexity entering this SPORT. By complexity I mean that there should never, ever be any attempt to re-interpret the Rules and Regulations or to find fault with the REFEREE. A sport is not a democratic body or a business. The business aspects of the sport is confined to the value of advertising in return for sponsoring an F1 Team. The satisfaction of winning and achievement is provided by the fact that F1 is a SPORT.

The REFEREE is the ultimate decision maker. The REFEREE will make all his decisions based on 3.) and 4.) and if any team or any member of a team disagrees with a REFEREE’s decision, because it does not seem to agree with 3.) and/or 4.),  then they may (should?) advise the REFEREE AND the Governing Body (FIA) of such in writing. Any such advice will be taken into consideration by the Governing Body in discussion with the REFEREE and will be used to make adjustments to the Rules and Regulations if appropriate.

How does this apply to the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

The way that Mercedes have criticised the Stewards and Massi should result in a severe reprimand. IMHO the same as the FAI did to McLaren for causing disrepute to the FAI – was $100 million? And in the case of those supporters who are raving about the Stewards decisions at Abu Dabhi I would refer you to the Stewards decisions mad at Silverstone. If the Stewards were wrong at Abu Dabhi and-changes-need-to-be-made (or even considered) for Abu Dabhi then the same applies to Silverstone. So take away Max’s win in Abu Dabhi and he comes second. Take away 25 points from Lewis because he should have been black flagged and Max is still Champion of the World 2022. You cannot have it both ways !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A very solid example of Referee decisions being accepted as they are intended to be in SPORT.

Mercedes are approaching the situation as a busines backed up by as many lawyers as they think they may need to-win-their-case. Because they lost. What did they loose? The drivers championship. NOTE:  They retained the Constructors Championship. BUT Lewis was overpowered by the driving of Max in that final lap as a satisfactory conclusion to the 2021 season.

a) Lewis had a far superior car in the Mercedes as he clearly demonstrated by being 13+ seconds ahead by lap 55. And I am sure that he was not stretching the Mercedes in the slightest at that time. He still had power left for emerbencies. But not enough.

b) Lewis won a number of the races during this season by being able to pit near the end of the race, fit new tyres and then take over the lead.

c) Lewis gained 25 points in the championship by being able to rebuild his car during the Safety car period as a result of him taking out Max at Silverstone. Whether it was intentional or not is actually immaterial. He should have known better!

Ed Note: 19/12 Just read an article by Tremayne on the F1 website where Tremayne is a) suggesting that Hamilton should be sainted for his wonderful sporting attitude etc etc and b) that Hamilton was merely laying down a marker that caused the Silverstone crash with Verstappen. IMHO Hamilton should have been black flagged for creating that accident.  Hamilton knew (NOTE: being the best driver in the world!) that;  a) that was a very dangerous section of the Silverstone track and b) his specific-driving-action would take Verstappen off the track. (NOTE: In the same way that Hamilton took out Alex Albon when Albon was headed for a podium finish which would have placed a dent in Mercedes points scoring for the Constructors Championship. Not once but TWICE for which he got token 10 sec penalties or similar.).  The stewards did find Hamilton at fault in Silverstone to the extent that they penalised him 10 points I think it was. In addition to all of this the Silverstone result clearly demonstrated that Mercedes were more concerned with the win for the Constructors Championship than any concerns for the SPORTING ASPECTS of the Silverstone race by their unseemly (in fact rude!!) partying after the race while Verstappen was in hospital. Once again the advertising benefits from the crash far exceeded any sporting considerations.

d) Red Bull had the courage to take a sporting chance on a fresh set of tyres in case Max could gain a tyre advantage on Lewis (note paragraph b.) above).  IMHO this fresh set of tyres gave Max a car which was equal to the Mercesdes in a single lap performance. EQUAL peformance. Not a performance advantage. So when Max did manage to pass Lewis it was on the basis of superior (or more agressive?) driving with the cars on an-equal-playing-field basis. Lewis did not manage to overtake Max on the straight. Max had given him every opportunity to do so by passing him relatively early in the lap. Finally look at the Timing Chart for that last lap:

Take note that Max was nearly 3 secs faster than Lewis on that last lap.  And the final sector of THAT LAP was the fastest for the race. In the section where the Mercedes had an advantage over the Red Bull on top speed. Max drove a section that was similar to his pole winning performance and beat Lewis for the World Championship.

e) I believe Michael Massi deserves a medal for being able to manage that restart on lap 58 the way that he did. Both Massi and Verstappen were very lucky that those lapped cars were able to scuttle past the Safety Car before the Safety Car had to pit. This was a vivid example of some-you-win-some-you-loose which is a major factor in the sporting world.

f) Michaels decisions were a perfect example of applying the Rules and Regulations according to intent,  that is taking into regard  3.) and 4.) . Michael did state that he made the decisions for the sport. This is the intent of the Law and not the convoluted letter of the Law overlaid by legal jargon and semantics which provide sufficient complexity to be able to twist any decision which a highly skilled lawyer is able to justify. After the restart the situation was as 4.) as any human being could possible have made it. The gladiators still had the final battle. And Max won. NB There is NO-ONE that is saying the best man won. This is merely the start of the changing of the guard. Lewis is still on top with 7 Championships to his name but Max is there so that his beating of Michael Schmachers records will have to be earned and not just gained by having the best car. Mercedes have won the Constructors Championship for 8th time IN A ROW. Do they really have to show that they are bad sportsman by trying to bully the FIA into saying that Michael made a mistake when the decisions he made were IN THE INTERESTS OF THE SPORT and not in the interests of the Mercedes advertising machine.

What does all this have to do with RESPECT then Responsibility then Rights?

The confusion and vitriol (which is EXTREMELY unsportsmanlike!) is the result of two main factors. The brandishing of the Laws to protect their RIGHTS, whether right or wrong, shows that Mercedes do not understand that RIGHTS are GIVEN and cannot be TAKEN. They are trying to claim (TAKE) their rights by means of the ?th paragraph of a Rule that was put in place to serve a completely different purpose than the RIGHT they are trying to claim. In addition all their bluster and carrying on demonstrates GREED. I would have thought that the sport of F1 has given them a lot more than they deserved to date, already. Why the performance about Abu Dhabi. Especially as they will achieve nothing at all even if they “win” their case.  Have a listen to Get over it! (by the Eagles.)

Ian Mitchell and Jude

today in trumpland

Questions relating to trump?

(with acknowledgment to Quora and those trying to tell  the truth)

Quora.com is a media platform which provides as broad an opportunity as possible for FREEDOM of SPEECH. Particularly relevant to the USA. It is very sad that so many trumpists, either paid or misinformed, use Quora as an advertising board to keep the name of trump (ie donald j. trump) in the spotlight. The good news is that these trump questions are becoming more and more inappropriate and repeated more and more frequently by the same person:

 

 

 

There is the hope, therefore, that these questions about trump are decreasing at the same rate as his popularity. Why?

Propaganda machine

At the time of writing (December 2021) the trump propaganda machine does seem to be losing momentum. More and more of the misinformed trump followers are seeing-the-light although :

There is still a frightening number of people who continue to be misled by trump. The ablity he has for collecting donations is the strongest reason for the ongoing support from the trump party:

A mid-year report on this subject here.  The GOP is however concerned that a lot of the money the trump collects finishes up in his personal coffers.

The Department of Justice is steadily working its way through all the barricades that trump and his close followers have put in their way and getting closer and closer to the point where trump could finish up in jail before he manages to get back in the Whie House:

Many trump followers are also realizing that trump’s never ending string of lies are being repeated too often and are becoming questionable at the very least:

   BUT     

Supporters

Supporting trump is a highway to future dissappointment:

 

Both ConMen and Gangsters: 

Whenever a trump supporter realises how amoral trump is they have to decide whether a) to get out of the trump influence or b) that it suits their own questionable morals and ethics and can further their own GREED.  The bottom line is always GREED whether this be for riches or for power !!

The trump Senate : 

Family mostly stay as supporters because they rely on trump for their income. An exception has been Mary Trump who has persistently warned the people of America that trump is the most dangerous man on the planet.

Especially when he was in the White House.

In case you believe the fact that Mary is all fake-news ( = the trump does not agree)  then you must read Rick Kelley – Commander in Cheat.

People who have worked with or for trump have found out the hard way that if they stray-from-the-fold they will face the true and nasty !!

Businessman:

  and 

Presidency :

Another term of Office?

While waiting for the count of the 2020 elections there was a significant number of Americans who were convinced that trump would stay in the White House. At this time I am hoping that this is what will happen:

Wake up trump supporters PLEASE !  For the sake of America ! Not necessarily for yourselves, because you cannot change the GREED that inspires you to support trump, but for country that provided you with the opportunity to get what you have right now. A promise that I can make to you, because I sincerely believe this, is that trump will only make America a LOT WORSE than he did in his first term in the White House. Please revisit all the trump achievements above !!!

Please understand

that trump is not in the least interested in the Presidency of the USA. He is only interested in:

1. getting back into the White House which will allow him to

2. have another crack at turning America into a dictatorship by destroying any confidence in a democracy and in turn

3. (following in the footsteps of Putin’s Russia) making himself the FIRST DICTATOR OF THE (disunited)USA.

4. Putin (making a typical trump-type promise) has probably promised trump that he will be made #1 boss of the world (MegaDictator?) when trump hands the USA over to Putin.

And if you sincerely believe that trump is the father figure you need for your own children and that he will make YOU PERSONALLY instantly wealthy ( and happy and content ) when he becomes MegaDictator then I will personally apologies to you for being so VERY, VERY wrong.

Failing the truth test against TheRcode is the final testament to trump:

RESPECT then Responsibility then Rights

Jude.

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibility vs. Morality

GREED remains our Number 1 Problem at this time.

GREED is what drives people to commit most of our crimes. Who was it that said crime does not pay?

GREED is what defines the level of RESPONSIBILITY that we gravitate towards when we are making decisions. The benefits to self are more important, as an opinion based on greed, than any benefit which may accrue to Groups or Country. And who has the mental capacity to consider the Planet before Country or before Groups?

In turn Morality frequently requires decisions based on RESPONSIBILITY. Without considering the levels of RESPONSIBILITY ,  when deciding what is moral (or ethical), any decision can become very complex as defined by Immanuel Kant in the Categorical imperative.  By adhering to the KISS principle I believe that TheCode makes moral decisions simpler and more effective because RESPONSIBILITY provides a level which can be addressed by the decision being taken.

Thus we have a distinct relationship between Morality, Greed and Responsibility.

How does Morality tie into TheCode. I return to my ultimate benchmark of EVIL being trump. When a person is amoral it means that they are simply unaware of morality. When that person, particularly if they completely narcissistic,  wants to do something it is their decision and they will decide whether it is good or bad,  nice or nasty, rewarding or challenging based on how they feel about it. Any external opinion, assessment or evaluation is not even remotely of concern to them. If unfavourable or negative (to them) such “opinions” are “fake news” because they are “not real” TO THEM. That person is after all  the universe to themselves. Nothing else is of any importance whatsoever.

The oath of the president of the USA was totally meaningless to him. That oath signifies an acceptance of RESPONSIBILITY  for a country, its economy and the lives of nearly 400 MILLION people. Not an oath to protect himself or his family or  a  political party. In return the USA undertook to protect The President no matter what the cost! That was the contract.

When trump took the oath of Presidency of the USA it was, to him, just another contract, which he would weasel out of,  if it became inconvenient at any point. In the same way that it was a very regular activity of trump’s to refuse to pay his contractors for work done. In the same way that he did not consider the welfare of anyone other than HIMSELF. And the adoration of his fans whom he had persuaded that he was “THE BEST”. After all it was his RIGHT to refuse to pay if he decided that there was something that he could find fault with regarding any contract that he ever entered. Real or imagined did not matter (no morality) as long as he could reduce costs for that job. $100,000 dollars worth of lawyers fees was a profitable exchange for $780,000 worth of work and materials. The contractor could not afford the $100,000 because he was already out of pocket for far more than that amount on the contract. In trumps view an excellent outcome and good business. To trump the oath was “just another contract”! And lawyers were just a cost of doing business.

With regard to “his people” as long as they continued to worship at the shrine of the trump and maintain “loyalty” to the trump cult, all was well and “they were great people”. As soon as you disagreed, in any way whatsoever, trump would be out to “get you”. Even have you killed! As he instructed the mob to do with Nancy Pelosie and Mike Pence on 6th January.

The oath was “just another contract” which trump broke every time he lied, misinformed, avoided comment, avoided the truth, ignored racism, ignored violence and last of all encouraged violence to try and maintain his position of worship as president of the USA. He was never remotely concerned about ANY of his RESPONSIBILITIES. He was only concerned about SELF. The absolute bottom level of the RESPONSIBILITY scale. He was only concerned about being admired for his actions which he frequently misrepresented to the American People. All the lying he did to the American People is what led them to believe what a “wonderful person” he was and what led the people to violent actions on his behalf.

With regard to trumps impeachment hearing and the senate vote :   Trump may not be impeached (writing this 12/2 1040 my time = 11/2 1940 EST US) because the Republican Senators believe that they can vote for the GOP above, and before accepting responsibility for,  THE OATH which they themselves have taken when becoming senators and part of The Congress.

The impeachment should be based on the fact that trump took actions AGAINST the oath of office which he swore to uphold when he became president. Inciting the riots of January 6 was the final act of denial of trump’s oath of office. This act broke his contract WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (all Americans). As he destroyed that contract so he should be impeached which should ensure that he does not enjoy a single benefit as a result of HAVING BEEN a President of the USA. No pension, no security, no travel and no title. Just another American thug.

The Republican Senators, themselves, are in fact in breach of their own respective oaths of office by letting trump off the hook. Their oath was to protect THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (all of them as a whole) and not just to protect their cult leader from loosing face, popularity and his ability to collect funds for their Party. That oath is taken by Senators because it raises (well, supposed to raise!) them above self, above the party and (should!!) force them to take a higher lever of responsibilitiy for THE COUNTRY and all of its people. Peacefully.

We will see whether the Republican Party is capable of honoring their oath, their contract with the people of the USA and not just consider RESPONSIBILITY  for themselves and maybe their Party but for the USA.

Keep safe,  Jude

Republicans at WAR with Democrats

Civil War:

To all intents and purposes the USA is in the middle of a civil war. The Republicans vs the Democrats. Why are they at war? Because the Republican Party has become a  RELIGION . In fact it is now a Cult – The trump Cult. The trump has turned the Republican Party into a cult, the trumpists , which is the worst form of religion on the planet. A cult displays the worst characteristics possible under the guise of a religion (mainly for tax purposes). Similar to Scientology, to my mind, is now a cult and no longer the healing group that L.Ron Hubbard had in mind.

Edit: 15/Jan/2021 Today I heard a very accurate definition of The Ruspublican’s problem. Their behavior has become TRIBAL rather than a POLITICAL. Wow. Too true! Just like the ANC (African National Congress) in South Africa.

The Republican Party :

Also referred to as GOP (Grand Old Party) is now a body-devided. The visible and active side of this body is now (Jan, 2020) a cult with trump as its leader and Commander in Chief (acting as a dictator). They will continue to be seen as this cult until the sane (and VERY CONCERNED) members break away from the trump cult and reform the Republican Party as the GOP. This can only happen if there is a person who is strong enough to lead this party. At this time I am afraid that the current “leadership” is so stuck in their policy of GREED (Profit is everything) and their FEAR (total ignorance and misunderstanding) of socialism that they cannot grasp the concept of a united America.

In terms of TheCode – RRR (Respect before Responsibility before Rights) these leaders are all stuck at the responsibility Level of 1 ( = SELF). They certainly cannot even claim that they are at responsibility Level 2 ( = FAMILY) because they are prepared to sacrifice their families to ensure that they keep their political jobs. They have zero/none/no RESPECT for their opposition political party as trump has convinced them that The Democrats are now “the enemy”.  This FEAR (Yes! It is the fear and complete lack of understanding) of the Democratic Party and their objectives which results in the conviction the Democratic Party is out to destroy the Republican Party. It is because trump recognized this flaw in the Republican Party and set out to use that flaw to further his own ends. (see:  trump-as-dictator for a description of trump’s EVIL agenda).

The paragraph title refers to the WikipediA document on the Republican Party but, unfortunately, the personal GREED, which borders on insanity, for many of the present leaders of this party has reduced any and all of their policies to a) Keep my job b) If I don’t support trump and enable his madness I will loose my job c) If trump is impeached I will loose my job because “the enemy” may treat me the way I deserve. And d) Again to Keep my job and my “position of power”. Even if democracy, the people of America and my oath of office are damaged (or destroyed and go down in flames) in the process THIS IS THE ONLY POLICY THAT IS IN THE MINDS of trumpist’s (people who are part of the trump Cult rather than representatives of the American people ie. elected politicians). It is unfortunate that The Republican Party do not have any active policies in play at this time. The trump’s “we are going to make America great again” means “I will ensure that everything I do makes ME richer regardless of the cost to America AS A COUNTRY or the American people”. There is of course an advantage in having money in the Treasury because trump will find a way of getting some of it. Hence cutting off payments to the WHO regardless of who may have been harmed by that action. This complete lack of active policies also ensures that there is nothing for the Democratic Party to criticise. Rather a significant problem. Particularly for America as a country.

The Republican Party and the disgusting “so-called” journalists who contribute to some of the social media world and sensational “news” media – such as Fox News, have a choice. They can precipitate this terrible Second American Civil War by continuing to: a) further enable trump and ANY part of his EVIL agenda b) mislead the American people about the objectives and ideals of the Democratic Party and c) ignore the first and most important part of TheCode – RRR (Respect before Responsibility before Rights) – being RESPECT.

-OR-

The Republican Party can gather any NON-trump supporters left in the Party to form an alliance of the true GOP as a group of people who can a) RESPECT the Oath they took when they took office b) RESPECT the wishes of ALL Americans who have the interest and well-being of America and the rest of the Planet at heart c) DISCONNECT from trump and any and all of his mis-informed and mis-guided followers d) RESPECT and try to understand the new President of the USA, President Joe Biden, and his policies (he has 7+million more supporters in your DEMOCRACY!) e) SUPPORT him in his efforts to rebuild a very tarnished and Disunited States of America that has been created by The Republicans mistake of supporting and electing trump f) understand and apply TheCode .

Last but not least is that trump AND HIS MISGUIDED FOLLOWERS MUST ALL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR TERRIBLE LACK OF JUDGEMENT AND THEIR DISREGARD OF THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION. This is the only message that the trumpist’s will clearly understand. Every day that this is delayed increases the inappropriate feeling of being “done” which trump has INITIATED and which he continues to PROMOTE ! Not only does trump continue to promote the lies, mis-information and discontent but WOW (word-of-mouth) makes this discontent far more successful that truth. Rather like Covid-19.

It is trump’s EVIL and AMORAL use of Covid-19 to create chaos in the USA which is causing the death of more than 4000 American citizens per day ie.

4000 DEATHS PER DAY

This is more than the total number of deaths caused by external terrorists on 9/11 !!!   And Mitch McConnell, the supposed leader of the Republican Party in the Senate, cannot convene The Senate to sanction (Impeach AND apply the 25th amendment) on trump. IMHO he needs to be held accountable as a trump accomplice. Any person who continues to defend trump in any manner whatsoever needs to be charged as an accompliuce!!

The Democratic Party :

The Democratic Party on the other hand have definite policies (AT THIS TIME), objectives and principles which they wish to put in place. In terms of TheCode The Democratic Party have a significant responsibility level. This is Level 5 (= THE PLANET) because part of President Joe Biden’s plans which include POSITIVE actions regarding Climate Change.  Level 5 is about as high as we (human beings) can aspire to at this time! They are not stuck at level 1 = SELF like trump and his cult. Please note that 2=FAMILY, 3=Social Groups and 4=Country which are all more in keeping with the Oath of Office, which trump does not even comprehend, never mind understand and which Joe Biden will take on January 20th with  understanding and intention.

While trump and his followers in the Republican Party are in confused disarray between those who believe in and are committed to their Oath of service and those who believe any or all of the trump BS (including the non-fact that The Democratic Party is intent on turning America into a socialist state) what they are achieving is the RAPID growth of insurrection and non-peaceful riots in the name of justifiable protests.

This situation is actually less harmful that the Covid-19 pandemic BUT has the POTENTIAL of doing far more harm that Covid-19 IN THE LONG TERM.  Covid-19 will either be significantly impacted by the vaccine,  will diminish in intensity as the trump-promoted herd immunity begins to take effect or will have killed sufficient potential victims for the bell-curve of deaths to start diminishing.  Considering that the death rate for week 1 – 2021 is over 40,000 the top of the curve will be at > 500,000 (half-a-million) and the downward curve will record many more deaths. IMHO at least another 150 to 200 thousand people will die before the USA will be in a position to become optimistic about normality.

The trump would have been advised by someone in his entourage of this possibility. Whether trump was capable of understanding or vaguely comprehending this fact trump made the decision that his presidency and his continued access to lots of funding/money was more important TO HIM than those number of deaths. In fact he made the decision that the chaos caused by Covid-19 would be a very useful “distraction” in the event of him not being able to win or manipulate his success in the 2020 election.  BTW remember that the main reason that he believes (and trump HAS convinced himself) that the election was rigged is because his efforts to rig the election were not successful and he does not believe it possible that Joe Biden was able to do a better job of “rigging” than he was.

So the incoming Democratic President is faced with 1) the Covid-19 crises created largely by trump’s incompetence and desire for chaos 2) the American racial unrest which has been “encouraged” by trump to create more unrest 3) the pathetic animosity of the Republican Party – another level of hate and unrest aggravated by trump at every opportunity 4) the economic crises – which is actually recovering on its own now that trump is distracted by his loss of the presidency 5) the many unstable “solutions” to international relationships that trump has managed to use as vote-promoting exercises 6) the MANY and serious breaks that trump has managed to create with all of America’s allies and 7) the complete disarray in all of America’s security, judiciary and police that the trump has created with all his inappropriate firings and hirings.  I wonder how many challenges I have missed? I have sent President Joe Biden a letter of congratulation on his election. I would be most surprised if he manages to see it in among his thousands of far more pressing issues but perhaps it will carry some good Karma.

Joe Biden won by a thin thread (7/300  of the population). 7+ million votes is not so “slim” but he has many millions of Americans whom trump has turned into a mis-guided and dangerous group of people. I do so hope that The Republican Party can find a new leader to lead them to some semblance of order and an understanding of TheCode. Co-operation with President Joe Biden and a bi-partisan approach to all of the challenges listed above will ensure a swift recovery of American Pride and achievement. They will grow to be stronger than ever. But if The Democrats continue to be treated as an enemy the Second American Civil War will blossom into reality and the chaos will continue for many years to come.

One really good thing which has happened to The Democratic Party is that they won the two Senate Seats in Georgia. There is hope that President Joe Biden will be able to solve many of Americas problems with the support of previous Presidents and hopefully without even the presence of trump. I do hope that Impeachment will exclude trump from the title of President in any shape or form and that this is accomplished as quickly as possible.

Jude
RRR (Respect before Responsibility before Rights)

 

Failure of USA Government

The one thing that trump has achieved is to highlight the failures of the USA Government PRACTICES as a whole. I hope that President Joe Biden has the strength, health and tenacity to set at least some of this right.

See my letter to the President.

The USA Gov has drifted far away from their own constitution in their pursuit of Greed.

The best analysis is from The Lucretia Report. This is that document with thanks The Lucretia Report and Ian Stephens :

The Lucretia Report

Americans have long claimed to have the best system of government in the world, with checks and balances, a separation of powers, and cadre of competent administrators who have only the best for the people at heart. The events of this past year however have proven more than any other period in living memory though that that is not and never was true. People long said that our system of government was impeccable, but in fact it was only sustained by luck and the willingness of people in power to sustain it. It has only remained intact because no one ever levied enough stress on it. But that stress was applied in 2020, and our government failed to meet its stated goals because of it.

The United States Constitution, which lays out the system by which our government operates, provides a number of goals in its preamble.

“to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”

“To form a more perfect union” is of course empty rhetoric, the meaning of which can be changed from one person to another depending on your definition of “perfect.” From there though 2020 can demonstrate the failure of our government to meet each and every one of these goals.

The state sets out to “establish justice” yet in 2020’s opening act it was proven that some people are above the law as long as they can maintain the loyalty of at least 34 votes in the United States Senate, and in the closing days of 2020 it has proven that violations of the law are acceptable and forgivable as long as the criminals at question can maintain the favor of a President with pardon power. Meanwhile, as wealthy white criminals are allowed to walk free, 200 black men a year are shot to death by police in the United States, often for minor crimes or no crime at all. This was brought so clearly into focus this year by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Jacob Blake, and more. Our government has failed to establish justice.

The Constitution claims that it has a goal to “ensure domestic tranquility,” yet the United States has no such thing. Resulting from the Government’s failure to establish justice, America saw the largest protest movement in the country’s history, with a backlash of right-wing terrorism to match. The United States is more divided than it has been at any point since the civil war and faces a greater threat from domestic terrorism than it has faced since Reconstruction. The nation is all but tranquil.

The founders claimed that their system of government would “provide for the common defense” and “promote the general welfare,” yet a controllable disease has ravaged the country, killing so many that we have come to be desensitized to thousands of daily deaths and accepted as a fact of life the reality that we can be struck down at any moment. Meanwhile millions are unemployed, millions impoverished, millions homeless, millions hungry. Breadlines stretch for miles in allegedly the wealthiest nation in history. The general welfare and the common defense have been forgotten.

Our government promised to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” yet this year has proven how fragile the “blessings of liberty” are. A free and fair election was upheld only by the good grace of a few people in powerful positions, but there is no guarantee that the next time this happens – and without change it will happen again – that people so noble will occupy those same positions.

The American government has failed to achieve its stated goals and has by that act proven that it is insufficient to be trusted with the United States. The only logical and righteous recourse is major reform. We have a government where Senators representing less than 15% of the population can hold the country hostage, where wildly popular and necessary policy cannot be enacted, where far too much of the wealth and priority of the nation is concentrated into an ever-growing smaller portion of the population, and the malevolence or incompetence of a single man can throw the country into a tailspin. That is an inherently unstable system of government – one that could fail or collapse at any moment.

Such radical failure requires radical solutions. It requires the abolition of the plutocratic and undemocratic institutions of voter suppression and rule by the minority. It requires the destruction of the white supremacist institutions that have ensured that the adage of “all men are created equal” is not and cannot be a reality. It requires a redistribution of wealth and a turning over of the system that has allowed but a few people to control the nation’s resources and the spoils of prosperity.

The system will not correct itself unaided. Until such radical reform is undertaken, until the corrupt and broken system is torn down and built back up, the system of government that failed us in 2020 – that always failed to live up to its promise – will continue to fail us and will continue to perpetuate an unequal, undemocratic, and unstable cycle of despair.

Solution to TODAY’S Problem 1:

This certainly lays out a blueprint for the new government of the USA for 2021. If President Joe Biden places some importance on the issues raised in this doc. he can start sorting the problems of the USA. The USA is the most powerful country in the world militarily. But morally it is being shown up in a VERY bad light. The USA is, unfortunately at this time, THE starting point for sorting out the rest of the world. Getting the US Constitution functional is certainly a start.

A Solution to TODAY’S Problem 2:

Another problem, and possibly even a more significant problem than the functionality of the Constitution of the USA, is the problem of SOCIAL MEDIA. I do believe that Sasha Baron Cohen puts this into perspective. Please watch this video:

And with that I would like to take the opportunity to wish all those who have taken the trouble to register with RRR  AND their families throughout the world,

A Happy and Healthy 2021

May many of your wishes come true and may you have the strength to apply decisions based on TheCode,

Jude