Democrat Leadership calls for a new civil war in America

Excuse me for being a little late to the party, but this weekend’s events were so disturbing that I had to take a couple of days to consider the far-reaching consequences of everything that transpired.

First, Sarah Sanders, the current White House Press Secretary, was unceremoniously thrown out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA by a manager who made an on-site determination that the restaurant would no longer serve conservatives, Republicans, or anyone affiliated with the Trump administration.  The fact that there was no outrage from the Democrat party, and no one speaking out (other than conservative republicans), is tantamount to a call for reinstatement of Jim Crow laws from the south, and “separate but equal” dining rooms.  One set for conservative, the other for liberals.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Liberal California Congresswoman Maxine Waters didn’t just double-down on the Red Hen moment, she made a VERY public statement calling for what amounts to an all-out war against anyone who supports President Trump.  Waters stated: “Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants … who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep! No peace, no sleep!’” You can watch the video here.  When you consider that Maxine Waters is the de-facto leader of the Radical Left in the Democrat Party, how long does anyone think it will take until the leftist extremist in our nation feel free to attack anyone wearing a MAGA hat, or Trump t-shirt.

The leadership of the Democrat party is so desperate to regain control, that they are all willing to create a Mob Mentality within the electorate to push the Anti-Trump agenda.  This Mob Mentality will be supported by anyone who doesn’t take just a moment to think about the consequences or who truly wants a 2nd Civil War in the United States.  But this time, the war won’t be about slavery, or states’ rights, or self-determination, it’s going to be about political ideology.

So to my Democrat friends, Do you REALLY support this agenda?  Do you REALLY want a new civil war based upon ideology? Do you REALLY believe that violence against Conservatives, Republicans, and Trump supporters is the way to resolve our differences?  As a lifelong resident of California, I cannot and will not support ANYONE who support this current agenda of hate, divisiveness, and violence being espoused by Democrat leadership.  California was, at one time, the Golden State. A state where opportunity was around every corner, where personal liberty and tolerance for other beliefs was considered part of the landscape, a place where new ideas and inventions were welcomed, and where freedom of thought, and speech, was the beginning of the discussion, not the end.  What has happened to my California, and when did Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Chuck Schumer, become the voices for everything disgusting about the Democrat party?

More Liberal Lies, Feigned Outrage, and Staged Events

I am truly confused. I really do not understand. Has 50%+ of this nation, and 65%+ of California become so immoral, so unethical, so unfeeling, and so callous that they will resort to lies, distortions, obfuscation, and character assassination to push a political agenda? Those of us who are not members of the Progressive/Liberal ultra-left wing of the Democrat party cannot believe what we hear from the media, politicians, and political ideologues, who belong to the leftist cabal in our nation.

The latest lie coming from the Left is that children are being held in cages by the Border Patrol, ICE, and local law enforcement while illegal immigrants are being processed and awaiting deportation. According to SNOPES, this “heart-rending photograph of a crying child in a cage has been widely shared, but it was part of a protest to call attention to immigration practices.” The photo is actually from a pro-illegal immigration rally held on June 10, 2018. The group holding the rally erected the cage and used teenagers, children, and toddlers as props. Photos of the event were then picked up by the media and left-leaning immigration groups and used to do nothing more than smear President Trump, undermine current immigration policies, and create sympathy for illegal immigration.  This is nothing more than another appeal to the emotions (argumentum ad passions) of the populace that has no basis in fact and does not advance the debate on immigration policy because the emotional plea is not backed by any effective solution.

Whether you call yourself a Leftist, Socialist, Progressive, or a Democrat, you really should question the motives and the morality of the group that you claim to belong to. The biggest political party in the United States should be able to come up with logical arguments and effective policy, plans, and programs that address the situation without having to resort to blatant lies and massive disinformation campaigns.

You can find the video of the Staged Event on SNOPES

#WakeUpAmerica #WakeUpCalifornia #MAGA

What does your logo say about you?

Whether you are developing your personal brand, or your company brand, your Logo will send a strong message to both your clients and your competitors.  For those of you that have studied persuasion, there are 3 types:  Ethos, The Ethical Appeal; Pathos, The Emotional (think passionate) Appeal; and Logos, the Logical Appeal. Your logo should embrace one or more of these forms of persuasion.  Additionally, most long-standing Logos are relatively simple.  Think about Google, McDonald’s, Dell, Coca-Cola, Apple, Target, and dozens of others.  All easily recognizable and identified with a specific brand. Our logo hearkens back to the 1984 presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan, “It’s Morning in America.” The golden sun, rising above the mountains signaling a start of a new day, and new opportunities.

Please let me know what you think.  I appreciate all feedback.

Arivitas Strategies’ Mission

A Mission Statement is a public declaration of how you, your firm, or organization are going to achieve the Organizational Vision.  If your firm doesn’t have a clear Vision of the future, and a Mission Statement to achieve the Vision, then it’s time to take a step back and reassess your reasons for being in business.  A company without a clear direction and purpose is akin to driving a car on Interstate 10, heading east at 80 miles an hour, looking for a beautiful sunset.  While you are making a lot of progress, you are heading the wrong direction, and will never achieve your goals.

Stop the (WATER) INSANITY!

This is an open letter to President Trump, California’s Republican Representatives, John Cox (Republican Candidate for Governor), and all other elected and appointed officials who have not gone complete insane over global climate change and water in California…

It’s time to STOP THE INSANITY! Liberal Democrats, from Gov. Jerry Brown on down, are hell bent on destroying the California Economy, our way of life, and our ability to maintain healthful communities by further restricting water use in the state.  Prior to the introduction of AB 1668, the California Legislature had already reduced the availability of water to the point where many of our Farms, Construction Firms, and Recreation Companies were forced out of business.  Now, the State Legislature wants to limit your ability to shower, wash clothes, cook, or even drink water, all because of the abject failure of every administration since Jerry Brown Jr’s first term in office (in the 1970’s) to expand the States ability to capture, treat, and deliver water to an increasingly thirsty and growing population.

Now, rather than developing new resources (HEY, Jerry, you see that big blue ocean to the west?), Jerry and the Progressives want the California people to further conserve water.  This is at the same time we are committed to building a low-speed choo-choo to nowhere at a cost of $200+ BILLION.  A choo-choo that no one wants, no one needs, and no one will ride (HEY Jerry, you ever hear of hi-speed Airplanes?).  For 10% of the cost of the choo-choo to nowhere, California Coastal Cities and Counties could build ten Desalination Plants along to coast to provide fresh, clean, uninterrupted water to 6 MILLION Southern California residents.  No more droughts, no more rationing, no more conservation for all of San Diego and Orange Counties.  And here is the BONUS! By building these desalination plants (1 approximately every 8 miles along the coast), the various water agencies (IID, MWD, etc) could stop sending water from the Colorado River to coastal communities.  This “saved” water could then be used to restore the Salton Sea, irrigate fields and farms in Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, and provide safe, fresh, water to a thirsty and growing Inland Empire.  This same desalination technology can be used to maintain water quality and provide fresh water from the Salton Sea once it is refilled to historic levels and the Salton Sea can once again become a massive source of recreation, entertainment, and business opportunity (salt and lithium mining) for California.

It’s past time for the good people of the State of California to demand that our liberal, progressive, legislators and Governor to stop lying to us about desalination.  We have the technology, we have the energy production, the Pacific Ocean will NEVER dry up, and water is something that everyone needs and wants.  The bottom line is that we DO NOT have a water problem here in California, what we have is a LACK OF POLITICAL WILL problem to do the right thing and develop our natural resources that we have, right off of our coast.

This post inspired by an article in the Washington Times by Tammy Bruce.  California’s New Water Restrictions send residents fleeing to Saner States

Updating my business brand

An open message to my friends, colleagues, and clients. After a year of listening to all of you, Arivitas Partners is making a minor name change and slight re-branding. Our new name, keeping in line with the needs of our clients, is ARIVITAS STATEGIES.

The name change followed a number of discussions wherein our clients and partners agreed that assembling a team of talented professionals was good, but not good enough to achieve client goals in the complex world of land development and environmental compliance. What is needed is a STRATEGY for successful project completion. This included developing a team, then STRATEGIZING about the best way to obtain Entitlement, Environmental, and Construction Document Approval, for new homes, recreation facilities, business parks, and employment centers.

Let me know your thoughts on our new name and brand. I always appreciate feedback from clients, friends, and colleagues.

Our website is still under construction but you can find us here on Facebook Arivitas Strategies

To your success,

Kevin