Another Dead Black Man

It was just another day in Jennings, Missouri and just another opportunity for the police to shoot another black man. I know this city since it was where my former wife was raised. Frankly, not much of a city, inhabited by working class white and black folk, a school system that will never win any prizes for excellence. Children learn the basics of life, they learn their lives will be spent working on cars or hours providing services to people in fast food establishments. This is one city that will never win prizes for beauty. Thaddeus McCarroll was in his home, a bit disturbed and he made mom leave the place. He was talking to himself, holding a Bible and a knife. A mumbling man. Police arrived at the scene. Waited outside and finally, the black man emerged. There was a few dozen cops. They now feared for their lives since Thaddeus might charge at them with a knife against their guns.

You know the conclusion of this story. Police hit him in the leg with a rubber bullet. But, he continued standing and waving the knife. What else could police do than to gun him down? Just another Jennings story of death. I wonder if police are trained to fire bullets into legs?

Palestinian Terrorism

The Palestinian Authority has given evidence to the government of Israel that it is a dangerous source of potential violence. In most areas of the Middle East, thousands of militants seek to avenge their God by engaging in brutal violence. They behead people, they murder the innocent, they impose sharia law, they drive from their homes anyone who is Christian. Violence is the norm in many Middle Eastern nations. However, regardless of what ISIS has or can do, it can never match the violent behavior of the Palestinian Authority. Yes, this group of terrorists led by President Mahmoud Abbas did the ultimate in violence and brutality. It joined the International Criminal Court! Just imagine, Muslims seeking to participate in resolving differences in a court of law!

The Israel government has withheld tax revenues from the Palestinian Authority because it decided to join the International Criminal Court. Just think, Israel would have to engage in legal conflict with Palestinian political leaders! Finally,the Israel government will give Palestinians their own money. Wow. And, Bibi Netanyahu argues that Muslims seek death and destruction.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 8 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

For many in America the word, Racism, is a dirty word.

I still do not understand how we Americans got in the world of guns.

Every nut case claims God is on his side. Does God take sides is the question?

What ever happened to the old idea that one checked one’s guns with the sheriff?

There are days when I wonder how America became modern America.

Some so love to chop off heads, some so love to bomb people. The end result is the same–Death!

I wonder if there was a single day on planet Earth when no one was murdered?

Enemy Forces In Missouri

I was a resident of the state of Missouri for over fifty years and thus know something about the thinking of people who inhabit that state. The state of Missouri consists of two separate nations, one that is found in cities and one that is found in rural areas. Heck, I was the first JEW that teachers in southern Missouri had ever physically encountered and I definitely was the first Jew who introduced bagels and lox to the city of Poplar Bluff. So, it is not surprising that emails from members of the Missouri National Guard who were sent to the city of Ferguson display certain words, terms, and mindsets.

1. “Enemy Forces” refers to those whose skin are black.

2. “Enemy forces” can also refer to white skin people who protest against the killing of black men.

3. An “adversary” is anyone who protests against murder of black folk.

4. “Friendly forces” are those with white skins. Again, only if they do not protest.

5. The enemy somehow is in possession of “counterintelligence capabilities.” I confess, I have no idea what this means. Perhaps, it means that some who believe there is prejudice in Ferguson, Missouri can gaze out the window and see cops brutalizing black skin men.

RACISM is alive in the state of Missouri. As it is in other parts of our great land. Does this mean, all white Americans are Racists? Of course not, but many ARE!

Iraq Forever

The latest news from Iraq is that ISIS is still around and continues to fight back against planes and soldiers from Iraq and a few dozen other nations in the Middle East. Just when it was thought ISIS was on the run, they are now running straight for the city of Ramadi in Anbar province. So, what is happening?

1. Thousands of fanatics are streaming into Iraq from all parts of the Muslim world in order to partake of an opportunity to die for Allah.

2. For some strange reason these men — and women– continue to obtain arms in order to carry on the fight.

3. ISIS continues to behead while opponents continue to bomb.

4. ISIS followers BELIEVE. It is doubtful if most Iraq soldiers believe in anything other than their pay check.

5. It is a war between devout believers who claim to be carrying out the will of God vs soldiers who are doing a job.

6. ISIS fanatics are to Iraq what Tea Party fanatics are to the USA. People consumed with hate and who believe God is on their side

Opponents of ISIS must have a dream. They need leaders who will inspire. At this moment no such leaders are present in the Middle East other than those who head groups such as IIS. I wonder if there are moderate imams who can inspire?

A Word Never Spoken In Turkey

If for some reason you find yourself in the land of Turkey, a bit of advice. Under no condition ever utter the word, GENOCIDE, if the following word is, Armenian. It is agains the law to speak those two words together. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is rather upset because there are people in the United States and Europe who continue speaking in false terms about —- —-. He believes they are hypocrites because when it comes to genocide, how about actions of American settlers who wiped out thousands of Redskins? As he noted: What about the Redskins? What about European colonialism in Africa? Where are the original Aborgines in Australia? And, so on and so on.

OK, the man does have a point, but the point has absolutely no relevance to the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE. You do not get a pass on genocide because other nations also participated in genocides. The people of Germany has apologized, they have paid reparations and they insist that children in schools learn about the HOLOCAUST! See, the world does not end because apologies are spoken.

And, for the Redskins, they currently are playing football in Washington D.C.

Israel’s West Bank Problem

Those in Israel who believe they can simply walk into land the United Nations originally assigned to the Arab population are ordinarily rewarded by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with protection of the armed forces. In most nations of the world when a group of thieves take land away from people who have claim to an area, the result is either being arrested or made to leave the area, post haste. But, in Israel, all one has to do is invoke the name of God, and just take whatever you desire– as long as the people losing their land are Palestinians. At least sixteen European Union nations have banded together and will demand that any products coming from the West Bank be classified as have been produced in that area. This will enable consumers to refuse purchasing products from stolen land.

I do understand that God issued an edict which places control over land on the West Bank in the hands of those who are Jews. Of course, this was stated about four thousand years ago so it must still remain the norm. Of course, I assume that Indian tribes in America also were promised land and, using Jewish Israel logic, they should be able to take over Manhattan Island.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Denmark,Copenhagen Post: “Come In From The Rain”

Some are wet in body and wet in spirit.

Canada,Toronto Star: “Missing Woman Found”

I assume she is no longer a missing woman.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Man Dumped At Psychiatric Center”

I hope his name was Vladimir Putin.

Norway, Norway Post: ‘Nontraditional Families”

These days for some that means a man and a woman.

Egypt, al-ahram: “South Sudan Peace Talks Collapse”

What else, it is in South Sudan?

Freedom In China

The Chinese Communist government has been able to create a moderne economy and it has enriched the lives of its people. Of course, it enriches people with money, not with ideas or respect for their integrity as individuals. The very concept of “individualism” is repugnant to the very basis of the Chinese Communist government. Actually, it is remarkable that a modern society has been created without also including the very basis of democracy. Perhaps, this is evidence that if one feeds people they may not be as enthusiastic for freedom of speech. OR, it could be that modern technology can prevent the rise of voices urging democratic values. China is an open society when it comes to making money, but it is a closed society when it comes to democracy.

Gao Yu is a 71 year old woman who refuses to remain silent about the ideas of democracy in China. Once again, she is headed for prison. Her crime? She provided Western journalists with copies of Document Number 9. What is in this document? Document Number 9 outlines the goals of the Chinese government. It discusses how to prevent the infiltration of Western ideas about freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and basic western concepts of democracy. So, she has broken the law and must head to jail.

Reality: There are millions of Chinese people who oppose the goals of Document Number 9. One day there will be a Document Number 10 whose goals are to allow democracy to flourish in China.

ISIS STILL AROUND

American planes are bombing ISIS, Jordan planes are bombing ISIS, British planes are bombing ISIS, French planes are bombing ISIS, heck, even Iraq planes are bombing ISIS, but for some strange reason this group continues to advance and take over areas of Iraq. The Iraq Prime Minister Haidar al-abaci is pleading for help in halting this terrorist group which is now drawing men and women from all parts of the world to its banner of Islam. Why?

1. ISIS enforces struck laws of honesty when it takes over an area.

2. ISIS provides food and clothing and shelter to all. Of course, they take food, clothing and shelter from those who have those items.

3. ISIS establishes free education for the children and teaches them the Koran from dawn to dusk.

4. ISIS promises that if they triumph, Muslims will be respected in the world.

5. ISIS does not allow officers to steal money and it insists on respect for all soldiers.

6. ISIS pays soldiers a decent salary.

7. ISIS offers wives to its soldiers and provides for the family.

An idea can not be defeated with bombs, it can only be defeated by another idea.

This is NOT done by the Iraq government. Wonder why ISIS is still around and growing?