For those who keep up with current events on local, state, national, and global new fronts, there is plenty of concern about what Trump is doing to take this country into the tank. He's getting rid of any White House competence and replacing it with obsequious incompetents, lackeys, and anyone who lives to kiss his fat ass. However, there exists a bastion of Trump supporters who could, and may eventually pull his support out from under him - the rural farmers. Corn and soybean are big crops that are sold to China, and that is going to change. Pork is already in decline. As soon as the crops ripen and are harvested, there won't be a market. Harvesting California's rich agriculture is already begging for anyone to be pickers, and while wages are rising, the crops will be rotting where they grow. China is instituting revenge tariffs on 182 products that are from our country. The stock market is reacting negatively, and if this keeps up, pension funds will soon be underfunded and in deep problems due to declining investor portfolios. So, as we see destruction coming from the White House, take a read on this story about the reaction from the farm belt:
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai Stevenson