As the calendar shows, the day of the Spring Equinox fell this year on March 20, one week after March 13 when at 2 a.m., clocks moved forward one hour in states observing Daylight Savings Time. This year, the Spring Equinox is the earliest it has been since 1896 and it also happens to be Palm Sunday for Christians of the Western World, where we observe the day that it is written Jesus rode into Jerusalem on an unbroken donkey colt. The palm refers to the followers who, not possessing extra clothes to lay on the path, cut palm branches to lay down.
It also begins the United States’ observance of “March Madness,” referring to the college basketball tournaments of NCAA and National Invitational Tournament. It seems to me that in the political arena, there is also very much March Madness or even perhaps the ancient Roman saying, “beware the Ides of March.” It marks the usual end of much, if any, remnant of winter here in Eastern Oklahoma where we have experienced a relatively mild cold winter, with only one measurable snow. Otherwise, there was an unusually wet December, especially further east, the area from Tulsa to the East originally called the “Magic Empire” and now referred to as “Green Country.” I like the original one better.
Now, it seems, that March Madness can definitely refer to the campaigns for the Republican nomination for president. With Donald Trump leading the pack, now reduced to officially only three, substantial disruptive demonstrations with increasing violence have shown up during campaign rallies, particularly with Trump. In fact, in a recent such rally in Ohio, a rather large man made a rush on the platform with the apparent intent of bodily harm to the Donald. Fortunately, as I suspected, the leaders in both party campaigns have now been assigned protection by the Secret Service who are most efficient and effective in discharging their duties. Reportedly, Trump was taken down like a sack of potatoes, according to KFAQ radio host Pat Campbell.
It has been my conviction, also expressed by others in the radio talk show business, that these disruptions are well financed, rehearsed and carried out by organizations such as MoveOn.Org, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street and others reportedly financed and directed by the infamous George Soros. Mr. Soros is known to be a Socialist or even a Communist. Believing that to be correct, it seems to me that the end goal is to get the perceived weakest candidate for the Republican nomination to be the actual nominee in order to assure, obtaining their object, the election of the Democrat nominee, either one of which would be a win for them and, in my opinion, most detrimental to the USA.
In that instance, it might even lead to the scenario of the United States being broken up into a number of smaller nations, each including a few similar-thinking and contiguous existing states, as outlined as possible prophesy in the Richard Engle book of 2015, The Last American President. That situation might very well become a necessity, given the tremendous disparity in principles between those states on either coast and northern border and the more independent thinking and freedom loving population in the rest of the nation. I have recommended the book before, and do again, only partially because of my twelve-year friendship and working relationship with Mr. Engle in political efforts and the Oklahoma Republican Assembly.
While it is true that every presidential election is critical to the nation, this one may very well be the most so in history. Not only that, but every election is critical all the way down to the lowest level, considered to be school boards, where substantial changes need to be made in most, if not all, of the nation. This need of change is evidenced by the massive corruption and waste of both money and effort that seems to be prevalent in the lesser levels of elective office.
We all need to keep this in mind when determining which candidate to support, after an effort to determine the mindset of the candidates.