My wise Dad used to say...."Study Russian, Suzie, because in the future there will be a war between China and Russia/USA."   Trump said in his campaign..."Wouldn't it be nice to be friends with Russia?"  A skeptic today said that Trump will have a difficult time dealing with China on trade.  Trade Wars....great.

                   When the superpowers fight isn't that called a World War?  Hopefully they can do it all in cyberspace and spare us the bloodshed.  You can bet China is gearing up to deal with Trump.  I have zero faith in Trump's Art of the Deal being able to survive what China has in store for him.  He will be blindsided and submissive.   Maybe...I dont know.....

                   I did study Russian in school.   I had three years in High School which was quite controversial back then.  I was taught by a Russian Jew who lived in our neighborhood and I used to babysit for him.  They seemed nice enough.  Those were just after the days when Communists were rounded up and kicked out of the PTA in our schools.  The neighborhood was on edge but as a teen I really didn't notice.

                  Then at the University of Washington I studied Russian for two years and lived in Russian House where we had a house parent who was Russian and she was married to an Asian  Ono San.  What a wonderful time I had there....we had to speak Russian all the time except late at night in the basement.  My roommate wanted to speak it even in the room.  There was one student there who was studying Albania....my mind opened up to the fantastic culture of Russia and I got good at the gutteral souns of the language.

                  Im thinking of Melania in the White House talking to Michele.  Her accent is quite thick and she has some fire in her.  I am so interested to see what she will do with the White House.  The Russian connection with Trump is thick and we are learning more about it all the time.  Will we want to give him the secret service reports on Russia?  Friends help friends.  I really don't want Russia's help...Thanks anyway.   sigh.

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on November 11, 2016 at 6:40am

Great lotus... I doubt that we're on the brink of war with China or Russia.   All sides have too much to lose. R&L

Comment by Zanelle on November 11, 2016 at 9:44am

No jmac, war happens and my dad was smart to see it way back then.  We need more smart men in the world.  Dumb ones hide or fight....there is a middle ground and my dad was always balanced.

Comment by Zanelle on November 11, 2016 at 9:45am

It wont be a traditional war....

Comment by koshersalaami on November 11, 2016 at 3:36pm

I don't know. I wouldn't expect one, but I don't know what to expect of this President. 

Comment by Zanelle on November 11, 2016 at 4:15pm

War is such a relative term.   In my dad's age Russia was definitely the enemy.  He was very forward thinking for the time.  I felt that he knew...the future...I feel him close by me now.  He would have been very interested in this election.  China is very wary of Trump and Russia is very friendly....doesnt anyone but me and dad see the writing on the wall?  There are all kinds of wars...

Comment by Ron Powell on November 11, 2016 at 4:31pm

Putin would lure Trump into some kind of mutual trade and security agreement and then provoke a dispute with China in order to sow the seeds....

Putin would exploit Trump’s racism and bigotry to the max...

 

Comment by Zanelle on November 11, 2016 at 4:50pm

That is what it could be like....  Did you see the reaction of the Russian Congress when they heard Trump won?  They cheered and said that now the little grandma can go home and get some rest."

I was looking forward to having a woman rule.  The glass ceiling is dangerous just hanging there.

Comment by Zanelle on November 11, 2016 at 6:07pm

That is the way it was three days ago, Terry.  Now everything has changed.  Russia and Trump will unite against China.  It has been prophetized by my dad.  smile.

Michael Moore is telling everyone to go out in the streets against Trump.  Im so glad it is not Trump who wasnt elected telling his followers to go out into the streets.

"Fascism comes to a nation wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross...." It is an epic battle.  Maybe Trump will make life better....but it seems very volitile.

Comment by Anna Herrington on November 11, 2016 at 6:17pm

...while I was told to learn Chinese, for the same reason. I tried, but so far, I couldn't manage to make anything stick in my brain, other than the writing. I can read Chinese better than understand anyone speaking -- and barely any writing, either.

It's all so up in the air, for now, I'm trying to just sit with that. It doesn't look good, though, does it. You and I are different in that I've felt just like this since June, so I'm more used to the dread. A different dread since Trump won, but dread it's been for me for awhile.

I notice I am walking in the woods more, or going to the lake. or the coast. Need Nature more and more. Hang in there, Z.

Comment by Zanelle on November 11, 2016 at 6:52pm

You hang in there too,Anna.   That is great that you were told to learn Chinese for similar reasons.  In those days enemies were pretty easy to target...now days it is hard to realize that the rot comes from within.

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