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The Last Trump
Perspective on the News
Monday, September 26, 2016
Pete Garcia

So this is coming out before the debates tonight, and there is some risk on my part, to predict things that may or may not happen.  With that said, my track record isn’t half bad…I’m usually about 50% right on stuff, so take that with a grain of salt. So what I’m trying to say is, I could be right, or I could be wrong…and barring any major calamities or other black swan type events, here is how I see things playing out.

Last January 4th, I wrote “2016: The Year in Review”, and I got some stuff right, like Trump winning the primaries, but was wrong on his running mate.  Hey, I never said I was ‘Miss Cleo’ or anything…just a guy with an opinion. <sarcasm intended>  But what I saw then, even though I wasn’t a fan (still not) of Mr. Trump, is that he was the only candidate that was able to accurately tap into the public angst of what is boiling over in this country.

BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front) ---Trump blowout in November. 

It doesn’t seem that way now does it?

Out of curiosity, I went back to previous national elections, and predictably the media is doing what they do, which is to try and make this a neck and neck battle until the bitter end because they live off ratings and viewership.  So if they actually reported what the polls were, or the size of the candidate’s rallies, you’d see this being how I see it, a landslide for the Republicans.  I think this November, the Democrats and the Clintons are going to be swept away in a river of angry constituency forever.  I know that sounds like hyperbole, especially in light of the current media mantra, but let me explain.

I’m not a poll expert.  I’m not that professor who has his own formula for accurately predicting presidential winners since 1984. (Who by the way agrees with my assessment)  No, my formula is much simpler.  Do you remember how no matter how much mud and slime got thrown at President Obama (and rightfully so) in 2008…and yet, nothing stuck? I mean, the guy, despite having no experience, no history, and who seemingly rose up in a protective shroud of ambiguity, swept his way into office?  Granted, he had the lapdog media virtually doing major redactions on just about everything around him, for him, but he could do no wrong in their eyes.

I see the same thing now with Trump, minus the media prep.  The media hate him, but they can’t stop talking about him.  He is, as Rush Limbaugh would say, living rent-free in their heads 24/7.  However, the same rubbery criteria applies: no matter how much or how often he’s put his foot in his mouth, or anything in his past, nothing is sticking to Donald Trump (to date), despite the media’s best efforts. 

On the other hand, Hillary can’t seem to get traction on anything, despite the media’s best efforts at propping her up.  Not only that, but her health problems are almost becoming surreal.  Uncontrollable coughing fits…at her own rallies?  Uncontrollable eye movements?  Fainting.  Pneumonia.  Dementia.  I mean, who knows what’s going on with her physical problem? Let alone all the other political problems she’s accumulated for herself over the last few years.

But on a more macro-level, for the past eight years, we’ve lived under a political regime bent on transforming the best and most fundamentally fair political system this world has ever known.  Why?  The same system Pres. Obama is so bent on changing, is the same system that allowed him to rise to the highest political office in the nation.  It is much, much more than that though.  Public angst has been simmering to levels unseen since Pearl Harbor.  Except it isn’t the Japanese saying, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve”…but the Democrats. 

The onslaught of political correctness over the last eight years is akin to waterboarding us with liberal lunacy, to the point that the Democrats (in large measure) no longer live in reality. I don’t mean how a conservative already views a leftist, but how other liberals are having a hard time swallowing the bilge that Democrats are spewing these days.  Perhaps it’s like this group, mental break from reality, where they prefer to live in la la land because they can’t accept the reality that their policies are resounding failures. Prime examples of leftist lunacy;

  • Screening immigrants (illegal or otherwise) for criminal backgrounds is unconstitutional.
  • Stricter gun laws against law-abiding citizens makes us safer.
  • Children should be raised genderless.
  • The government should run all healthcare in the US.
  • Iran has the right to be nuclear.
  • Just because there is a seemingly endless train of ‘lone wolf’ attacks committed by Islamic people, doesn’t mean Islamic terrorism exists.
  • Ladies room really means mens room.
  • Leave no man behind, except…well, at this point, what difference does it make?
  • The laws about handling classified material only apply to the ‘little people.’

There are only about a thousand more things I could add to the list, but you get my point.  The center-right public has had to endure this never-ending stream of leftist ideology for the past eight years and the worst part is that a Republican-controlled House and Senate couldn’t/didn’t make any serious efforts to stop this.  That is why in large part a traditional Republican candidate couldn’t make it out of the primaries and why Trump won. Trump, whether you like him or hate him, is not a traditional candidate. 

Conclusion

For most of human history, and for that matter, most of the world outside of the West today, life is cold, brutal, and short. It seems unfair to most, that their time here has been spent in abject misery, starvation, illness, or suffering, while others have it so good. The fact of the matter is that human suffering is the norm, not the exception.  It’s only been in the last forty years or so, that living conditions have vastly improved to such a degree, that creature comforts like ice cubes, fast food, and central air and heating have become common place. 

But as believers in Jesus Christ, and to an even greater degree, fellow students of Bible prophecy, we know we are at the end.  We don’t know how quickly that end will be with any real specificity, but we know it is close.  Evangelicals might not agree with Trump on a how he’s made his money or the shallowness of his faith, but let me ask you this: if you, as a Christian, had to live here, or in North Korea, where would you choose?  You’d almost overwhelmingly choose here.  Why?  Well, because you like having freedom.  It may not be as pure as it used to be (constitutionally speaking), and the world is in its final stages of falling apart, but that’s still a far cry better than absolute, abject tyranny.  Even if I weren’t a Christian, I still wouldn’t want to live in North Korea, given the option.  I bring this up because we all have to live somewhere, and we all have to deal with the world in which we exist.  For the time being, and given the two options between tolerable and unbearable, I choose the former.

The truth is, there are no perfect human candidates.  One day, the world will finally hail one as such, and he will turn out to be the man of sin, the Antichrist, the son of perdition, the rider on the white horse.  He, will plunge this world into its darkest period ever known.  But until that point in which Christ returns, life would be like the days of Noah, and the days of Lot. (Luke 17:26-30)  Life would be normal, or at least have a sense of normalcy to it.  And yes, this is speaking to the moment of the Rapture, and not the Second Coming, because life inside the seven-year tribulation, is going to be anything but normal.  The Seventieth Week of Daniel, will consist of a series of 21 judgements, each more horrifying and terrible than the one before.  It will cripple mankind, and upend creation, cataclysmically stripping away over half of the world’s population.

So given what we know about what is coming, I believe that tolerating Trump is small potatoes in comparison.  He isn’t running for the office of “America’s Pastor,” but for the office of the President of the United States.  Although he’d be an improvement over the current self-nominee Rick Warrenbut I digress.

Look, it’s only a little while longer, and the Lord Himself will return, and He will right all the wrongs, beginning with us, the Church.  He will take us up, and purify us unto Himself, and we will enjoy the blessings of His presence for seven years, while the world agonizingly endures what it has always wanted, a Christless world.  The Lord sets up kings, and He knocks them down.  The Lord appoints the governing authorities, and He uses them to His own ends. 

But fear not fellow believers, if Hillary does win perchance, then that means, America is under judgement and the He is coming sooner rather than later. If Trump wins, that means America is still under judgement and He is coming sooner rather than later.  Either way, we win.  The road just gets a little bumpier with her at the wheel.

Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.  “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’  Revelation 3:10-13

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