On September 7, 2016, I started up this website [www.USAparadigm.com] and began weekly posts to its Blog section, so my post last week marked the beginning of my second year in this mode. As I began writing today’s post, something from “back when …” came to mind: Paul Harvey saying “Page 2 …” as he transitioned to one of his self-written commercials or another section of content in his radio news broadcasts.
For this “Page 2” of my Blog posts, I’d like to recap why I decided to embark on this endeavor, restate my main goal at that time, give you my assessment of the overall situation now, and outline in broad terms my intentions going forward from here.
In The Beginning …
Although with a much broader long-term purpose, I started this website and began posting to its Blog section with a much more focused initial short-term goal — to do everything I could to clearly lay out for anyone who would listen the fact that, like him/her or not, either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would be our next president, and that either abstaining from voting or voting for any other candidate was, in effect, an unwitting vote for one of these two candidates.
The overall long-term purpose of this website appears in the tagline on the Home Page … “Currently dedicated to identifying and understanding the current paradigm, and the new paradigm that is rapidly developing, in the USA [and as applicable, in the World]. Future plans: monitor development of the new paradigm and identify signs of future paradigm shifts.”
The Situation Now …
It is doubtful that my efforts here, viewed in isolation, had any impact on the outcome of the 2016 election outcome. However, if I was one of thousands, maybe tens or even scores of thousands of people who felt compelled to personally do something about what was going on in this country, and if I played one tiny part in creating the current situation, it was well worth the effort.
The one thing about the situation now that is absolutely certain from my perspective is that the Old Paradigm is already dead [even though many in both the “swamp” and the mainstream media still don’t realize it], and the New Paradigm is rapidly maturing as the Current Paradigm [re: the A Major Paradigm Shift Well Underway page at this site]. Hardly a day goes by that evidence of this huge shift is not clearly visible — e.g., the President’s obvious focus on doing “whatever it takes” to get things done [recently, to the chagrin of Republican leadership in passage of a Continuing Resolution with support from enough Democrats to outweigh opposition from some “entrenched” Republicans].
Today, despite opposition on every front to the President’s agenda, hardly anybody can make a substantive argument that the country is not better off today than it has been in recent years — employment, GDP, equity markets, etc., not to mention a reasonably balanced Supreme Court that has not gone completely off the liberal end of the scale.
The best way I can think of to articulate what we need most now is to use two cartoons from an extremely liberal newspaper [The Nashville Tennessean] lampooning Hillary Clinton’s book “What Happened?”. Interestingly, many liberal media moguls, even uber-liberal comedians, have expressed a disdainful “just get over it” impression of the book. Our leaders need to “get over” brooding about the election and discrediting our President at every possible opportunity [Democrats], quit thinking of everybody who has viewpoints other than ours as “the enemy” [both parties], and get on with doing what this country needs its government to do — fix the Healthcare debacle, get our economy moving [create jobs, reduce taxes and regulations, etc.], put us on a sustainable fiscal path, and restore the balance of powers among the three branches of our Government.
What Lies Ahead …
The short description of what lies ahead is “I’m not sure”. My thinking at this time is to focus less on specifics [healthcare reform, tax reform, etc.] and pursue the general theme of picking items from day-to-day “goings on” to paint a clearer and clearer picture of what this New Paradigm is and how our future will be developed under that paradigm. Because of specific knowledge and experience I bring to the table on the subject of Healthcare [see the Repealing And Replacing The ACA page at this site], I may continue, as I have heretofore, to get into more depth in that specific area, but my general thinking is to “rise above” the details and write about the bigger picture [the paradigm shift].
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