Category Archives: Africa

Brandeis Reacts In Fear

Ayaan Hirsi is a critic of the Muslim religion and has fought against Islamic fundamentalists in Africa,the Netherlands and around the world. She is definitely not a person who is loved by those of the Muslim faith. Her experiences in Somalia and in her childhood caused deep feelings of anger against those who insist on a fundamentalist interpretation of the Muslim religion. She deeply resents male domination of women by fundamentalists, she resents genital cutting by these members of the Muslim faith. She has been blunt and makes clear that in her view, the Muslim is a “violent and nihilistic cult.” These are not pretty sounding words to make about a religion,and there is no question she utters generalities. A generality results in the innocent as well as the guilty being branded by words.

For some reason, those in charge of Brandeis were not aware of that Ms. Hirsi was all about. They had invited her to accept an honorary degree but when a letter arrived from the Council on American Islam Relations, bells sounded in the administration office. Just remember, College academic leaders always place money before other objectives. “We cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values. We regret that we were not aware of these statements.” Huh? She has been talking this way for over a decade. What, in the first place, led you to invite her?

Tribal Woes In Egypt

It is a common belief among those of the western world that people in Egypt are Muslims and support the ideas of Muslim fanatics. Of course, 10% of the population is Coptic Christian, they predate Muslims in Egypt by about 500 years. There are also large numbers of dark skinned people known as Nubians who inhabit southern regions of the country. Their history with light skinned Arabs is analogous to the experience of dark skinned people with white Christians. Discrimination and poverty and definitely the state of being powerless.

Some Nubian students were on their way to school when they encountered comments and graffiti which depicted them as sub human. At this point, both sides claim the other fired the initial shots. Anyway, guns blazed and people lay dead. At the latest count at least 25 are dead and over fifty are wounded. Not an Arab extremist among those engaged in violence. Just another example of how we have peace and quiet in Egypt since the Armed forces returned to power.


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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Schools Do Their Best”

Learning or baby sitting is the question?

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Murderer Caught Åfter 37 Years”

Justice pursued along a mighty long road.

Jakarta Post: “Laser Solves Back Problems”

By removing the back?

Russia, Moscow Times: “Russia On Dark Path To Isolation”

I am certain Vladimir Putin would love to light up the sky with bombs!

Canada, Toronto Star: “Rob Ford Ends Investigations”

Let’s drink a few round to this news.

Germany, Der Spiegel: “Impose Stiffer Penalties”

As far as Republicans are concerned, on the poor.

UK,Guardian: “Making Of A Miracle”

Fox News praised Barack Obama for Something!


We offer observations on the human condition from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 year old body.


To change behavior requires changing mind.

People discuss their personal life but not the personal life of America.

America is trapped in infantile paralysis.

Anger and hatred paralyze the mind.

I dream of what can be, not what cannot.

Some walk with hesitant awkward steps.

Some think with hesitant awkward steps.

To believe, one must have trust in self.

I no longer see soldiers in my daily life.

I wonder why my ancestors left the warmth of Africa.

I wonder if on other planets they encounter different seasons.

We lack gathering places for the elderly.

There are “feel good’ and ‘feel bad’ movies.

Humans are territorial from birth.

We all too often are prisoners of our emotions.

In the end, we are who we are.

Never Visit Central African Republic

It is rather evident the Central African Republic now holds the modern record for brutality and hatred. If one seeks to meet a group of humans who have not learned a single thing about compassion and love, then hop over to Africa and spend a moment with either Christians or Muslims in this land without pity. Several months ago, Christian warriors, despite being a minority in the nation, were able to seize power. Naturally, they proceeded to murder innocent men, women and children because they had committed the crime of being Muslims. Since most in the nation were Muslims, they sought the aid of other Muslims and last month the reverse occurred. Muslims gained power and,naturally, began to slaughter and murder any Christian they found, anywhere. A group of Christians were holding funerals when Islamic militants entered the area and began to throw grenades at one and all.

In addition to those who were dumped into graves, at least twenty other humans met their death at the funeral and a few dozen are wounded. It is pay back time and it will be pay back time forever and forever–and a day. By the way, where were imams and ministers during the slaughter?


We offer samples of headlines from the world press along with our comments.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Crimea Soon To Be Russian”

Let’s not rush into this solution.

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Unemployment Hits Poor Hard”

Wow! I never knew this!

Sweden, Local: “Please Don’t Kill The Kids”

A few knock out pills will do for peace and quiet!

France,Connexion: “Stolen Rembrandt Found”

But, has anyone found Rembrandt?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Strawberries Offer Prompts Outrage”

I clearly said: Blueberries!

Guardian, UK: “Ocean Keeps Its Secrets”

Does this mean no airplane debris?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Nudists Scare Kids”

Let’s not cover up this story!


We offer observations on the human condition from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 year old body.

Sometimes, too much, too soon.

Sometimes, too little, too late.

Sometimes, nothing.

For most Americans there is never too much.

For the elderly, just another day alive is enough.

Always reward love with love.

There ARE things money can not buy.

Time in life to run like hell to live.

I am elderly but think like a 23 year old.

Some are born young at heart.

I have always waited for Godot.

A President must be historical minded.

We must live IN, not Åpart from history.

Splatches on hand reveal age.

Today in America, both elderly and young feel abandoned.

Some stumble through life.

One must have faith in life to be mentally healthy.


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

Sweden, Local: “Phone Bill Scandal”

Dial, “P” for pay up.

France, Connexion: “Government Slams Booze Tax”

I think some entity is drunk with power.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Cops Shoot Naked Man”

I assume he hid the gun in his rear.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Most Powerful Three Words”

I won Lottery? Certainly, the most wealthy three words.

China, China Daily: “Icebreaker Heads For Indian Ocean”

Finally, something to break the ice about silence over missing plane!

Indonesia, Jakarta Post: “Issue Of The Day”

For Fox News, issue for the day, week, month or year is -Obama failures!

UK, Guardian: “Nothing As Bad As It Seems”

Have you recently been in the US House of Representatives??

Is Israel The Modern South Africa

First, let me make clear the overwhelming number of Jews in Israel are caring people who seek to live in harmony and peace with all people. Few Jews seek to terrorize the weak, and few seek to implement laws that are similar to what their ancestors endured in other nations for a few thousand years. However, fear and propaganda have frightened all too many Jews in Israel to accept the belief their lives are in danger from the 15% of the people in their land who are Muslim or Christian Arabs. Instead of reaching out to these fellow Israelis forces of hate and fear installed in the hearts of many Jews that only separation from their comrades in the land of Israel would safeguard their lives.

Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who migrated to Israel from Russia has a plan to handle the 15% of non-Jews in the land even though their ancestors lived and worked in what is now called Israel. Under the Lieberman Plan, Arab Israelis would be forced from their homes and transferred into special Arab areas of Israel which currently possess large numbers of Jews. Jewish settlers living on the West Bank would have their land incorporated within Israel. This would constitute a forced migration of people. It would subject the state of Israel to international condemnation and undoubtedly result in sanctions and hatred toward Jews.

However, the real danger is what this does to the soul and hearts of Jews in Israel. Do they seek to become the center of hatred as was white South Africa when it moved black skinned people into special areas. Oh, the origin of the word, ghetto is from Italy. A ghetto was a special area set aside for Jews. Fast forward to the 21st century and Jews are proposing special areas for minorities!!


We offer observations on the human condition from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 year old body.


To help others is to help self.

Humans originally depended upon visual memory.

Nonstop learning leads to nonstop health.

To ensure living is to live actively in the mind and body.

We recall what is important in our lives.

Sun brings warmth, sun brings life.

The story of One human life is the story of humanity.

Eustress reduces stress.

A man introduced himself to me and talked about the Gulf war.

If you take the low road it always leads you down.

I await the winds of change in America.

Today, the cries of hunger become objects of derision.

These days we ignore those who fought for the nation.

I wonder how life would change if we did not use money.

38 cent coffee attracts the elderly. So does 38 cent anything.

Some can not look beyond the edge of their nose.