This is one of those blog postings that I’ve meant to write for a while.
My friends I’m simply going to be honest with you. I have quite frankly gotten bored with politics. Back in 2006, when I started blogging, President George W Bush was in the White House, the Iraq war was in full swing which I was totally against and the Democrats and basically the progressive left was against it. There was a reason for my writing.
Well, needless to say my reasons for writing have basically evaporated. Not to mention that blogging has gotten a bit more partisan than it used to be. And also too, there was a bit more sense of community among the bloggers, people helped each other out.
Nowadays, it seems like the blog and Community has become partisan and basically an ego trip contest to see whose ego is the biggest. One thing I can honestly tell you about this blogging thing, it was never about me or my ego or who I am or anything like that. I was simply a voice for those who either didn’t have time or didn’t have the ability to write about what they were feeling.
Now, about Trump, I can honestly say that he does have good ideas on three issues:
1. Free trade: let’s just be real folks globalism is killing America and I would like to see that reined-in, in a big way. The amount of imports in this country from China, from Japan and from other places is, killing our manufacturing base in this country. I think if Donald Trump could do something with these free trade agreements to make them more favorable for the United States of America that would be great.
2. Illegal immigration: let’s just be real folks our Southern border is wide open. I believe that if Donald Trump could do something about the illegal immigration problem in this country; such as enforce the laws that are already on the books and have ICE agents carry out that enforcement, like they’re supposed to then maybe something could be done.
3. Foreign policy: let’s just be real folks the Cold War is Over. And I think it’s about time that someone like Donald Trump has went through our foreign policy commitments and told these countries that the Cold War is Over and that we should not be providing protection to these people for free anymore. Furthermore, I think Donald Trump should realign our foreign policy to protecting America First and not getting it involved in matters that are not of our concern. The solution to terrorism is full-scale bombing operations and wiping out these terrorist cells and that can be done without boots on the ground you’d be amazed what a 80,000 ton bomb can do to a terrorist headquarters. I simply do not believe that Donald Trump believes in prolonged conflict like what we had in Iraq. Furthermore I believe that Donald Trump would stand up to the neoconservative Hawks in the Republican Party and would tell them, no, we’re not going to do what you want, we’re going to put America first.
That’s the good things about Donald Trump. Now, here’s what I don’t like about him. The fact is folks Donald Trump tends to be a bit of a loose cannon. Donald Trump also has a problem with bashing women; to the point where even as a guy, it bothers me.
Another thing that kind of bothers me too and I know this is probably going to make me get some static from people who actually read this blog and that is this:
Folks let’s just be real: Donald Trump is a very wealthy man. I have a sneaky suspicion that Donald Trump is going to try to use his wealth and his business connections to try to Curry favor with those who are perceived as enemies of America. This my friends is extremely problematic and could pose a problem for the United States of America. Not to mention the Office of the President of the United States. It would also put Congress in a very precarious position.
One of the main reasons why I stopped writing is because the partisanship and blogging has turned quite frankly into rancid rancor and I simply don’t believe that blogging was never intended to be like that. I never played the partisan game very well at all. I’m all for convictions and vision for what America should be and all that good stuff, but political partisanship or loyalty to a party was never my bag at all. Both of these parties are two sides of the same coin anymore and that coin is basically special interest and Corruption. You know One hand washes the other. I have a sneaking suspicion that Donald Trump would play that game to the hilt and I believe sometimes it would not be in America’s best interest.
So as far as who I’m voting for; at this stage in the game I have no earthly idea who I’m going to vote for it certainly isn’t going to be the Democrats or Hillary Clinton. Now as far as who I would vote for I think it depends on how things are come election day. Outside of what happened with Amanda Carpenter, I really don’t see anything that would stop me from voting for Donald Trump at this point. I would like to see him tone things down a bit and become a bit more presidential or stately, but knowing Donald Trump I don’t think that’s going to happen at all.
So, at this point Ladies and Gentlemen, this is where I’m at. I’ve lost the motivation to write about politics. But, not what I feel to be wrong morally. So, I’m not going to just disappear. I’m just not going to be writing about the headlines as much. I’m not going away, I’m just going to be a bit more selective about what I write about on this blog and what I care to spend time on.
I’m also considering going back and trying to get on with another trucking company maybe take another refresher course if I can get a place that offer it and go back to work driving truck.
I’ve spent a lot of time on YouTube watching Trucking video blogs which are very awesome by the way. If by chance I decided to go back out and drive again and finally am able to go solo in a truck I might start a video blog series on what I do. I’m undecided whether I am going to post those videos here or start a trucking blog and post them there. I’d really like to get back to work because sitting around here has gotten beyond boring.
Another issue that has distracted me away from this blog is my dad’s health. My dad is suffering with a bulged disc in his back and this is a different one from the one he had before back when I tried to go on with Celadon. This one’s in a totally different spot on his back and it is been hurting him bad in fact just earlier here we had a little issue with him when he was in the bathroom and we like to have never gotten him out of there he’s now on the couch with a pillow behind his back in a wet wash cloth on his head and he is trying to get the pain to ease off. So now I’m having to deal with that and that’s one of the reasons why I haven’t just jump back out on the road to drive truck. With this man, that being me, family comes first and trucking career and blogging come second.
I hope you all understand and I hope you all don’t give up on me as a blogger. But right now, life is taking precedence over this blog.
Thanks for reading,
Charles Patrick Adkins