Post-Mueller denial syndrome

A clueless generation is in post-Mueller denial. Turn on the news and on any of the channels you will find one of them.

Jack Engelhard

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A clueless generation.

Back in pre-historic times, the 1960s, it went like this – “Don’t trust anyone over 30.”

That may still be solid advice, but just to be safe, I would add that persons UNDER 30 should not be trusted as well, and do I have to explain?

If so, then I have to explain, but can’t, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is 29 going on 12, and Beto O’Rourke who is 49 going on 8 and all the other Democrats who can’t be trusted whatever their age. They are all under 30, or getting there, and fast, and proving it by dazzling us with their ignorance, arrogance and simplemindedness.

The proof? That’s easy. Turn on the news and on any of the channels you will find one of them deep in Post-Mueller Denial Syndrome.

At this moment I’m watching unhinged Rep. Swalwell (D. Calif) on Fox News and earlier it was Donna Brazile and what she’s doing over there nobody knows.

They can’t deny Mueller’s findings, which cleared Trump.

But then, dumbstruck when faced with the truth, they cheer themselves by injecting conspiracy in “the fact that Trump is seen talking and being cozy with Putin, and that is a fact.”

Yes, I yelled at the TV, it is a fact. That is what the President of the United States is SUPPOSED to do, you idiot!

Fool…child…what do you want? Missiles or Talk?

Back in the 1960s there was no talk between President John F. Kennedy and the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and we came within moments of exchanging nuclear missiles.

They had about 10,000 of them aimed at us, and we had about 10,000 aimed at them, and we prayed. America prayed.

It was about communism and the Soviets, under Khrushchev, threatening, “We will bury you.”

In real life, SAFE SPACES are bomb shelters, not thumb sucking blankets. Ask the Israelis, for whom it is up close and personal even at this moment.
We were told to build bomb shelters and in schools we were drilled to hide under our desks…if you want to know about SAFE SPACES.

In real life, SAFE SPACES are bomb shelters, not thumb sucking blankets. Ask the Israelis, for whom it is up close and personal even at this moment.

Check it out, kiddies, the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, or read all about it in this thriller, “The Days of the Bitter End,” except that it was written for grownups.

We had no Millenials back then, as today it seems that’s all we’ve got.

So as both sides were gearing up for all-out nuclear war, we prayed all right, and for what? We prayed that both leaders, ours and theirs, would please…please START TALKING.

We never used the word collusion…liberals were different then…and so were some Democrats…JFK was himself a Democrat, but a good guy…but even if that word collusion had come up, we would have said, go, please collude, if that is what it means “to get along,” rather than anything sinister.

When I say sinister, I mean wild and crazy Rep. Adam Schiff awake and in his sleep, moaning, “I think there is plenty of evidence of collusion and conspiracy in sight.”  

Guess what...conspiring would have suited us just fine if only to calm the tensions between the world’s two great nuclear powers…if conspiring means talking, or negotiating.

That’s what Kennedy had in mind when he met with Khrushchev in Vienna, June 3, 1961.

The purpose was to cool the rhetoric to keep it a manageable Cold War instead of a sizzling Hot War.

The meeting did not go well. They were shown talking – as Trump has been shown talking with Putin – but we did not blame Kennedy for getting “cozy” with the Russian.

We blamed Kennedy for not getting cozy enough! – hence the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Today, both sides still have thousands of missiles that can go off in the event of a miscalculation or misunderstanding.

That is why world leaders are COMPELLED to communicate, as President Trump has been doing, even as each step of his on diplomacy is met with the sneers of “Aha.”


Sometimes I think that Donald Trump is not only the smartest guy in the room – but the only smart guy in the entire country.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal.” His latest is the newsroom drama “News Anchor Sweetheart.”  His Inside Journalism thriller, “The Bathsheba Deadline,” is being prepared for the movies. Contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Website: