I have to admit enjoying my return to Twitter. I particularly appreciate the much more free environment under Elon Musk's rule: Lots more diverse opinions and better jokes. Musk, himself, quite the funny man, would make an excellent stand-up comic in case his billionaire gig goes south.
This leads me to Trump.
Trump's once almost infallible political sense has begun to fail him. He's made some unforced errors in the past few weeks, for which there is little to no excuse. His announcement of running for President was insipid, but more seriously he should have (in my view) coordinated it with DeSantis, and others, and put on a show of GOP unity. The last thing I want to see, for example, is a Trump v. DeSantis clash wherein they damage each other, and the "victor" ends up losing in 2024 to the DNC fraud machine. This is not 2016. The DNC fraud machine is in fine shape, and as we saw in Pennsylvania, the Dems can run a human rutabaga and win.
I also don't understand Trump's fascination, flirtation, whatever you want to call it, with Kanye "Ye" West.
He is an erratic loon who will say anything to get attention, a bit like Ann Coulter (not fair?)
Nick Fuentes is another attention-seeking loon, and, unfortunately (full disclosure) a friend of one of my sons, who thinks he's terrific. We disagree on that, strongly.
Given the hostility of the MSM to him, Trump should avoid Fuentes.
I find it crazy that Trump gets accused of antisemitism when he has a Jewish son-in-law, Jewish daughter, Jewish grandchildren, and is widely recognized as the best friend Israel ever had in the White House. Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, contained Iran, and brought peace to the Middle East. He has an unmatched track record on being pro-Israel, and of friendship with the Jewish people. He will squander that with silly mistakes.
Events in China seem quite interesting. I assume--perhaps wrongly--that the regime will manage to suppress this latest outburst of dissent, but the seeds might have been planted for future rebellion. It's always very hard to determine what is happening in China, and even whether the lock-downs have anything to do with COVID, or, more likely (in my view), with internal CCP power struggles. Xi's move to become the lifelong emperor of of China has violated the CCP's unwritten rule that no one person would ever assume the same degree of power once held by Mao. Xi, however, is going for total rule, and I would not be surprised to find people within the party resisting that, and helping foment public dissent--particlarly in a time when the Chinese economy faces some stormy weather. We'll see. That is just speculation on my part.
It, however, is certainly time, well past that, for American and other Western countries to get out of China. "Made in China" is another phrase for "Made by Slaves."
On the GOP leadership struggle, I find it imperative that the GOP resolve that quickly. Otherwise, I can see a RINO alliance with the Dems that would keep a Dem Speaker, or one backed by the Dems (Cheney?) Almost anybody within the current candidates for Speaker is better than that result. Get this resolved NOW.
Events in the UK seem emulating our own disaster. The Tories have proved themselves TINOs. Britain is being overwhelmed by illegal aliens, seeing escalating crime rates, and HMG has proven as inept or complicit as our own in the destruction of the nation. I can understand the fury of Nigel Farage, who sees his long effort to get Britain out of the EU, and to restore British sovereignty undermined by the TINOs, the Deep State, and the techno-media elite. Britain is getting sucked right back into the lethal EU embrace.
It seems some in the UK think their country has had no history as an independent nation, and couldn’t possibly survive without the sage wisdom of the Continent. Sad. Might want to read a book or two.