Iran, Taylor Swift and The Democratic Primary

I was going to post a blog on either the situation with Iran or Taylor Swift’s music industry fight, but I decided to combine and then briefly summarize my insights into these two situations and add some other things I’ve had on my mind as well. It’ll make up for the lack of blog in June and hopefully give you some perspective on some important issues of the day.

I have said in previous blogs that I do not believe that the US would be going to war with Iran, at least not until the regime is toppled and replaced with one that is far more radical than it currently is. Now, I have some reservations on that. Trump’s actions in breaking apart the Iran deal (which I was never a fan of and still am not) and imposing crippling sanctions have led to a place where Iran feels it has no choice but to go to war. Neither sides leader wants a war, but its respective military leaders and theocratic reactionaries do. The question becomes who wins out in the end, the sensible leadership or the base that pulls them towards conflict?

While I still believe cooler heads will prevail in the end, I can’t 100% say this with certainty. There is a chance that war will break out this summer and if it does, the US will lose with Russia and China join in on the side of Iran. However, what is more than likely to happen was laid out in a blog post I wrote about last year. Although some of the events did not transpire, certain events currently taking place in the streets of the middle east seem to suggest that my predictions may be fulfilled a year late. If so, that will postpone a major US Iran war for another couple of years. We shouldn’t breathing so easy because it’s only prolonging the inevitable. I do not believe that war between the two nations will ever be entirely eliminated, just pushed off until a later date. Sometimes, it’s better to get it over with than letting it linger in the background for years to come.

A noticed development occurring in the music industry involves yet another Taylor Swift feud, but this one has major implications for artists and the working class as a whole. Taylor Swift posted a blog post a few days ago complaining about her inability to buy back the masters to her work and having a nemesis of hers, corrupt manager Scooter Braun, buying her catalog. The post may have been seen as a vent, but the reality is that she wants her masters back and is using Braun’s deep corruption and unpopularity as a ploy to get it back. Braun’s people have already been on the counter offensive towards her, but so far, she has resisted striking back. That is about to change.

I suspect that Taylor will be using a number of tactics to press for advantage in buying back her catalog, including supporting the BDS movement (knowing it will piss of Braun and many of Hollywood’s most prominent executives) and working to devalue much of Braun’s financial investments to the point of his declaring bankruptcy. I do not believe this will end up resolved in a short period of time. I believe the conflict will last a while, maybe even years, but eventually, Taylor will have sufficiently made Bruan cry uncle and he will sell her back her masters at a rock bottom price. Although this is a temporary setback for her, in the end, she will prove victorious and solidify her power in the industry. Of course, she will also become a major target and I suspect that her life will also find moments of imminent danger. I’ll write about that another time, but know that she is taking on a righteous fight for artists and all workers who believe that they should share in the fruits of their labor.

As I mentioned in my predictions blog this month, I’ve been having a lot of dreams about the Democratic primary. Although I still believe that the party (or one adjacent to it) will end up winning the presidency in 2020, it does not appear good at the moment. This is because the party has failed to learn the lessons from 2016 and is insistent upon repressing the working class uprising that has taken hold throughout the country. None of the candidates (including Bernie) can credibly bank into this anger authentically and it is causing problems for them as a whole. I do believe this situation will change as Trump’s assassination and some economic turmoil will change the landscape as we approach the end of this year. I’ll write about this another time. In the meantime, know that the people currently up on the debate stage will likely not be sparring with the GOP nominee in 2020.

Dreams and Predictions for July 2019

I may have a blog post about Iran to share this month, so keep an eye out for that later. In the meantime, I have a prediction to share and hope to have more as the month progresses.

1) I’m seeing signs of trouble for Democrats in the presidential primary. No one is able to form as a consensus candidate and I still feel that the nominee is someone who isn’t currently running. You’ll know if this will be the case at the start of next year.

7/2 ETA: Already had a dream with two predictions to add onto the first one.

2) I had a dream where Kamala Harris was leaking pink slime wherever she walked, sat or slept. She kept trying to cover it up as if it wasn’t happening, but inevitably people saw it and knew her insides were foul. I have a feeling that Kamala’s dirty dealings will become more public over the course of the campaign. She will not become the nominee and will regret running when her reputation is permanently challenged, no matter how hard she tries to cover it up.

3) In the same dream, I saw new congresswoman Rashida Tlaib murdered, though I’m not sure by whom, and a mass funeral follow. This is definitely a warning for her safety as she is being targeted by very evil people and her safety is at risk.

7/7 ETA: I was going to post this prediction in the blog I just posted for this month, but didn’t think it was necessary considering how short it is.

4) Queens County in New York City may think they’ll be able to steal the Democratic nomination for District Attorney from Tiffany Caban, but they are wrong. In the event that corrupt Melinda Katz steals the nomination by the thinnest of margins, two things will happen. One is her campaign will be criminally investigated at the federal level and she and her cohorts at the Board of Elections will be indicted and convicted with jail time for all. The other thing is that Tiffany Caban will engage in a write in campaign and, with splintered votes once again coming from Greg Lasak, she will win the general election in a historic victory. For those who doubt my prescience, know that cheaters never win in the end.

7/13 ETA: Some more predictions.

5) Though who predict the demise of Alexandria Occasio Cortez are off their mark. Not only will she will her reelection campaign by a wide margin next year, she will also make a play for Chuck Schumer’s senate seat in 2022 and very likely secure it.

6) A prominent Republican politician will be outed sometime this year. Lindsey Graham seems likely, but it’s not Aaron Schock, who has already been outed.

7) There will be a major wave of resistance to Trump’s immigration policies leading to a detention center breakout this fall.

8) The left will take back power in large parts of Central and South America this year into the next as a rebuke to the Trump administration.

7/14 ETA: I may post another blog post for one of these predictions, but I’ll decide on that in a few days. In the meantime, here are a few more predictions to share.

9) Trump may be using the divisions in the Democratic party as an excuse to retake the House of Representatives with an orchestrated coup. Watch for “moderate” Democrats meeting with House minority leader Kevin McCarthy. The consequences for Nancy Pelosi and the country will be very serious if the GOP is successful.

10) There will be official proof that former New York City mayor Ed Koch was gay. This comes in the form of intimate photographs that leave little doubt as to what his sexual orientation was.

7/16 ETA: If you haven’t already done so, you can read my blog for this month here. In the meantime, here is another prediction.

11) Times Square and many parts of the city will be looted and burnt down as a result of the DOJ’s failure to indict Eric Garner’s murderer. The city’s financial situation will collapse as a result and many will see this as a return to the “bad old days” of the city. Real estate prices will plunge, tourism will vanish and the city will face a significant financial crisis. It will take a decade to recover.