Your Views for December 4

Not-so-fair play

My life always seemed complicated, but more so with Donald Trump’s election.

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“60 Minutes” aired a report Sunday about ocean harvesting of mineral nodes that are enriched with elements necessary to make electric vehicle batteries.

But because the program is headed by NATO, Trump is not participating; the GOP says it conflicts with U.S. sovereignty! Even China and Russia are in.

We cannot play fairly with the world’s nations (our historic allies), and this will lead to the next World War, in my opinion.

While Tulsi Gabbard wants to withdraw U.S. troops, Trump let in Russia and Turkey, countries I guess we are now partners with in place of our NATO allies.

What does peace really look like?

We will still have to buy what we need, but who will profit most if we stop the needless wars, as Tulsi wants? Corporatism is powerful here; EXXON engages with Russia, Turkey and the U.S. in the Middle East! Corporatism is highlighted by the Hawaii experience since before the U.S. takeover here.

Simply too many views and opinions. My views, thoughts and beliefs and personal experiences of the past 45 years are validated by current economic data as expressed by wealth distribution, GDP, income inequality, health care and resources — especially water.

Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer have confirmed it to me in their recent campaign messages.

John P. Begg

Pahoa

‘Deep state’ is real

There is a shadow conspiracy group within the United States. They are working to undermine everything America stands for. Why would they do this, though?

To benefit themselves, and to push their own ideology.

The “deep state” has grown far and large. They have many types of media outlets, such as Breitbart, the National Review, Infowars and people working overtime for their cause, such as Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Alex Jones.

Then you have the people we know about such as Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan and most of the GOP.

Why are they a deep state, though? Because they are working together to overturn everything it means to be America. They are working against what the Founding Fathers did, and against the Constitution of the United States.

The Middle East is the world’s biggest failure in the far-right conservative experiment.

They have religious laws, open-carry assault rifles, pretend to be devout to God, treat women like they are not equal and hate people who do not look or think like them. These are all things that far right conservatives in America are doing.

Ancient Jewish texts describe Sodom as a place of greedy people, being unkind to strangers, unwilling to share with those in need, prideful, supportive of violence and arrogant.

Who does that describe today in America?

An atheist can easily be a Christian, based on what they say and do, while these thugs can never be Christians, no matter how many times they claim to be one. Jesus called them “hypocrites.”

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Dennis Chaquette

Keaau

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