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It's About Perceptions

Friday, March 3, 2017 4:46
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It is said in the American press that Europeans tend to think the US is a mess right now.  Add to this is the fact that Europeans are making other vacation plans than to spend time in the US.  Searches on the various travel sites are down anywhere from 30% to in some cases 60% by non-US citizens.  And right now, the number of foreigners searching for vacations in either Disneyland or Disney World is down around 50%.  I am not pulling these numbers out of thin air because the perception of the US right now is that the US is NOT a place where foreigners want to vacation.  It’s all about perception.  People within the US still want to travel to places within the US and other world destinations, but some would wonder how one would know this.  Search engines, travel sites, and other sites get tracking information, much like I do on this blog.  Except that this information is much more detailed than what I get from Google. 

My point is that the US isn’t being perceived around the world as a place that is open to world tourists and that tourists are seeking other places to spend their vacation money.  The US HAS changed under Trump.  But it’s too early to tell if this is a Trump backlash or if it has something to do with a world economy right now.  BUT, I am NOT going to sugar coat this, the fact is that the US under a Trump presidency is closing its doors to tourists.  I am really saddened by this, but in a way, I saw it coming, because what matters most to the people who voted for Trump are jobs.  He claimed to be an employer creating jobs for thousands and thousands of people.  But there are so many distractions for the Trump administration that I am not sure this is where the administration is focused.  He wants to build his wall with Mexico and then he has a one trillion dollar infrastructure package that he wants Congress to approve.  Many of US airports aren’t too different from what one would find in third world countries.  This is because most air travel in the US is within the US by US citizens.  We have a few world class airports in the US, but even they can’t compare to some of the world’s great airports that cater to an international clientele.  But even if he were to spend money upgrading airports, the question seems to be whether he can get Congress to approve a one trillion dollar infrastructure spending package.  The fantasies of Donald Trump have met the realities of getting Congress on board.  And THIS Congress isn’t likely to approve of the government spending money. 

So, where does this leave me as a US citizen?  I ask this question this morning as I ponder the number of people from all over the world who have read this blog.  I have a Google translator for this blog.  I am not sure how well Google translates for different languages.  BUT my intent for what I WANT to do is reach the world for MY Angels.  Most of my readers are from the US.  But I am not just writing for a United States audience!  I want the WORLD to know what I have been saying in this blog.  I want the WORLD to know abut what it is I claim my Angels told me.  I will keep at this indefinitely.  I am not about to quit or give up, because it is my own personal belief that the Messiah will come most any day now and I am saying I know HOW He will judge all nations once He arrives.  I feel that what I do here is being an ambassador for MY Angels to the world!  I can’t help what Donald Trump or ANY president of politician in the US does.  I can only do what I do and I have no choice but to relax and let God do all the work.  I am Brother Ralphie writing for my Angels from The Angels of Life Institute.  Peace. Brother Ralphie works from his study for the promotion of Peaceful living and inner Peace with God. He calls this the “Sanctity of Human Life Movement.”


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