I have been struck by the similarities between the current Trump investigation in Congress and the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s. Both had a zealot ringmaster (Sen. Joe McCarthy, 1950, and any Democrat that can find a TV camera). Also, the backstage manipulations of the “deep state” of FBI directors and others in government.

While these are my thoughts alone, with no “smoking gun” I wonder what history’s final report will be when we are all long gone from this Earth. I am afraid that great damage may be done to the fabric of this nation for short-term gain. The phase “time will tell” seems to be far into the future. Thank you your time and may God bless this country.

Richard Weese

Rockingham

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Donald

I think you are absolutely correct, Ms. Sheridan. Different perspectives are often invaluable in resolving, identifying or creating something. For example, if a group in a manufacturing company has been tasked to improve one of the products in its line then different perspectives do indeed become invaluable. There will be the marketer’s perspective as to what improvements will appeal to the customer and at what price point, the engineer’s perspective will specify how the changes will be made, the accountant will estimate the cost, and the head of the ‘team’ will have the members make adjustments that will hopefully result in the most efficient end product while still satisfying the customer. No cultural diversity required – merely skill, talent, and knowledge. Of course, if the product is being made for a market foreign to the company an expert who may or may not be from the culture of the targeted market would be included as a member of the team. On the other hand, if you are putting together a festival of various cultures it would certainly behoove you to bring in a team of individuals made up of the various cultures being festibrated (yeah, I made that word up, my bad) to efficiently and accurately “get it done”.

In reference to your statement about multiple cultures “In my mind, it's just the way that God made the world”, you may be correct. It is certainly how the world is. And, though I do not like tossing around Biblical verse, there is Biblical support for your statement. It would be the story in Genesis of the Tower of Babel. Not only does it claim that God caused the people to begin speaking in different languages, but he also scattered them – in other words He separated them by language across the Earth one group from the other. Maybe he knew what he was doing.

Lastly, Ms. Sheridan, you are obviously a well educated individual. I think you will agree that we are in danger of arguing at cross purpose because we have not resolved how we are using the term “multiculturalism”. I would suggest, and you might agree with me, that multiculturalism can be a descriptor and it can be a policy. I am not using it as a descriptor, but rather as a policy which has an ideological basis. I would claim that it is not only functioning today as a policy (which it officially is in a number of Western countries) but it has also been weaponized for use against the host culture in Western countries. As such it is a political ideology the purpose of which is to destroy the current order established by Western Man. Hopefully this clears up how I am using the term.

Donald

Mr. Weese, I would suggest that the social fabric of America has long been shredded – possibly irreparably -- leaving our country as no longer identifiable one People or nation. We are now little more than a polyglot geopolitical entity being consumed by the cancer of the rotted ideology of multiculturalism and valued as nothing more than a desirous regional market. Most of this damage has been intentional and done from within. As such, I would have to ask, if there is a God that might bless a People or a nation is it likely such blessings would also be directed at nothing more than a regional market? And, if so, why? What is there to bless?

sbsheridan

OMG ! Have you ever worked in a multicultural environment? Let me tell you what it's like. It's like working in a monocultural environment, but with a greater range of intelligence and ideas ... and you get more done.

Donald

Indeed, yes, Ms. Sheridan – and routinely. But I think you are mistaking an environment containing people from multiple cultures with the ideology of multiculturalism.

As to the range of intelligence – wider or narrower, or even the increased or decreased average of the intelligence contained in the environment – it depends entirely on the individuals in the environment, not the cultures from which they may be from. I would agree with it that multiple culturally different perspectives may be present and may even sometimes be of use. As to “get more done”, that depends entirely on the task at hand and, again, on the quality, skills and knowledge of the individuals – not their cultures.

sbsheridan

No, I am not "mistaking" multiple cultures and multiculturalism; I am not so paranoid as to believe that multiculturalism is an "ideology." In my mind, it's just the way that God made the world. There is a wonderful TED talk on how problems generally are solved not by one person thinking alone, but by groups of people bouncing ideas off one another. I think the group work can be even more productive if the people in the group view the problem from different perspectives.

sbsheridan

No smoking gun? You mean, other than multiple witnesses who testified that Trump asked for assistance from foreign governments for re-election run? How much smoke do you need?

BoDuke319

If Trump had asked a foreign government to investigate illegal activity, would your opinion change about that? I'm not saying it wasn't purely political, but you have to ask yourself that question if you're being honest with yourself.

billnonymous

None of those witnesses answered "Yes" when asked if they had any evidence of Trump doing anything the Democrats accused him of doing. Good luck with that in the Senate where, "I heard it through the grapevine" is a Marvin Gaye song and not impeachable evidence.

LVW

Sure, just like the McCarthy hearings. Except for, well, everything.

billnonymous

History’s final report will be that this will also be known as the McCarthy hearings, the “Charlie McCarthy” hearings of the “Seinfeld impeachment.” Because Schiff is the puppet dancing at the end of the deep state’s strings and the dummy is trying to impeach Trump over nothing.

Driller

Want to be Comrade Bill , I've yet to hear you give a defense of Con Don. All I've heard is crying and whining about those ole mean Democrats that wouldn't let Con Don and his lawyers speak. Today he could have sent his lawyers to the meeting, but he chose not to do that. Again all you and the spineless Republicans do is cry about the process. Call it what you want, but as I have said before Con Don could end this no later than next week if he would send his lap dogs Rudy, Pompeo, Pence, Mulvaney and Perry to testify under oath. If you were charged with something and you were innocent and had men who could clear your name, would you tell them not to testify or would you let them testify and clear things up? Telephone records show Rudy and Nunes called the OMB a lot. Seems like there was another unidentified person they called also. Who do you think that is? You have been telling me for months, wait til the Horowitz report comes out , a lot of it is out and now your beloved political hack Barr disagrees with the report!! Of coarse, he needs to protect Con Don. Keep calling it what you want but listen to the motor of the Con Don bus getting ready to run over someone to save himself!! Again, I say for the good of the country let's get everyone to testify under oath and get the facts!!

billnonymous

Comrade Driller, you have yet to provide ANYTHING that would require me to "defend" President Donald J Trump. Neither have the Democrats, Comrade Driller. Comrade Driller, despite things like not allowing Trump to have a lawyer or approving a single Republican witness or not allowing a defense to be made, the Democrats STILL could not lay a finger on President Donald J Trump, understand, Comrade Driller? Comrade Driller, the Democrats looked like idiots as their witnesses all answered "No" when asked if they had any evidence of any wrongdoing by Trump. Comrade Driller, you can point to whatever it is that helps you get through your miserable existence with Donald J Trump as your president. It's comical stuff, for sure, Comrade Driller. What TDS can do to a mind is impressive, Comrade Driller. President Donald J Trump will never be removed from office and will easily win reelection, Comrade Driller, I look forward to your worthless, TDS infected, broken record ramblings that I'm sure helps you soothe your affliction as much as it makes me laugh at how crazy President Donald J Trump has made you, Comrade Driller.

Driller

Want to be Comrade Bill, Go ahead and deflect and cry about the process!!Con Don had a chance to appear or have his lawyers there this week but declined! Of coarse The spineless Republicans are not going to vote to get rid of Con Don. I am not miserable with Con Don as President but I do worry for the Country for what may happen as interference of other countries in our elections!! Speaking of laughing, how do you feel about other world leaders laughing at Con Don? Remember you are the one with TDS (Trump Defending Syndrome).

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