Category Archives: Human Rights

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Never allow a child to go to sleep with anger in heart.

Become the guardian of love.

If you can’t solve problem, ask for advice. Usually, it is free.

Better to pay now, than later.

Holidays have lost their meaning.

Some reach deep into purse, some into heart.

I distance self from people when in coffee shop.

For some, best companion is iPad.

These days elderly couple grow alike in body size.

Most shake heads as other talks.

There is a time and place to just shut up.

Police Taught To Be Aggressive

During the course of any year in America, at best, fewer than twenty five people are actually murdered by someone with a gun who enters a school or church or business enterprise with the thought in mind of committing a shooting. The most horrible school murder occurred in the 1920s when a deranged man blew up a school. In other words, those who enter business establishments or schools or churches rarely have murder on their minds. Police in the town of Beavercreek, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio,k were given a pep talk about the importance of shooting first when encountering a possible perpetrator of shooting. The pep talk included a slide show of how deranged murderers killed innocent children in school. It was emphasized to police that getting off the first shot is the best way to avoid a mass murder. In other words, police were told to shift their mindset to one that will shoot first, and ask questions later.

Several days later, Sean Williams, a policeman, was told there was a shooter ready to kill people in a Walmart store. He rushed to the scene and saw John Crawford holding aloft a gun. Oh, Walmart SELLS GUNS. IN other words, those seeking to purchase a gun will ordinarily touch the gun or even lift the gun. Thousands do this every day in gun stores. But, officer Williams remembered the lesson and shot to death a customer, a black man named John Crawford. How about talk first as a policy??

SKY HAS FALLEN IN AMERICA!!

For American conservatives these used to be the best of times, but, alas, these have become the worst of times. There are unconfirmed reports that most Wall Street folk are packing their bags, gathering up their riches and headed for more friendly climes because terrorists are now loose in America and seeking to take away the riches of those who toil only to benefit the American worker. We know those with wealth have only but one thought in their mind, how to accumulate money because in accomplishing this task they bring untold wealth to each and every American who works for a living. The entire edifice of American capitalism is based on the proposition that wealthy folk take from the poor and give to themselves. How else can prosperity be reached in America?

Well, there is threatening news from the city of Los Angel! Just think about it. A hotel worker will now make about $2500 a month in wages. This means they will be purchasing goods with this money. This means they might even have a few dollars to deposit in banks which could then loan their money to business enterprises! This is the first step toward COMMUNISM! This event marks the end of American CAPITALISM! Yes, the sky has fallen in Los Angeles!

Are You Still Alive??

I do not know if any other human is still alive in Europe or the United States of America since we now know the appearance of terrorist groups threatens the very existence of our societies. American planes, Saudi Arabian planes and even some from Jordan or Qatar are blasting sites in Syria and Iraq currently under control of ISIS or one of the other dozen terror groups which daily display their power on the Internet. Just to make Americans feel fearful they chop off the heads of some innocent people. It is part of their campaign of terror– only the “terror” they display is on TV, which today has become a more powerful weapon than any machine gun or bomb on a battlefield. Recent surveys reveal that at least one out of three Americans fears they will be killed by “terrorists.” As of this day, after thirteen years of fighting in the Middle East about six thousand Americans lost their lives in the fight against terrorism. However:

1. During the battle of Antietam during the Civil War, over fifteen thousand died in that single fight in three days.

2. During the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, over ten thousand died in the course of a SINGLE WEEK!

3. During the War of 1812, the British set fire to Washington D.C.

No, terror groups are not going to kill you today or tomorrow. You face greater danger from AMERICANS with guns in their hands than from any terrorist. You face greater danger from any AMERICAN sitting in a car, that weapon of mass destruction than from any terrorist!

Modern Americans are the most fearful Americans in history! BOO!

Don’t Anger Money Groups In America!

These days the most important sports news comes from statements made –or not made– by those in charge of the National Football League. Believe it or not, but in those olden times one picked up a newspaper, turned to the Sport section and encountered stories about your favorite team and what it was doing on the playing field. Bill Simmons is a sports analyst for ESPN, and like most commentators he has become disgusted by refusal of NFL leaders to address issues of violence –of the playing fields- by athletes who prefer punching out a girl friend or wife or just slamming their children. Bill blasted NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for pussy footing about the issue of domestic violence. Mr. Simmons dared to engage in profanity by terming Goodell’s comments as a “lie!” Imagine in modern America terming someone with power as uttering a “lie?”

Simmons was suspended by ESPN. Oh, ESPN makes gobs of money from the NFL and the last thing they desire is to anger those who pay them. After all, this is capitalist America and if one have money, then people had better accept whatever you state as the TRUTH! Bill Simmons has his own followers on the Internet and will continue speaking his mind. It is sad that the word, “lie” has now become a profanity in modern America!

Putin Pouts His Anger

There is one problem when ann individual creates a society in which HE is the decider. Over time, he grows unaccustomed to anyone contradicting his words of foolishness. Vladimir Putin has become the semi-dictator of Russia. He has crushed any and all opposing forces so when he speaks, there is silence from anyone who disagrees with his words of wisdom. Yes, he has succeeded in compelling the Ukraine government to accede to his demands in eastern Ukraine. He has empowered a group of local toughs to become a “government.” Of course, now they have power, but do any of these bums have the slightest idea how to govern a “nation?” Putin has accomplished this goal with use of Russian troops in Ukraine.

The Russian government is upset because a NATO officer issued a statement which describes how Russian troops imposed their power upon Ukraine. Colonel Janzen made clear that Russian troops were deployed in Ukraine while thousands of others were gathered on the border. The Russian government is angry because a “clerk” dared to make such outrageous comments! The “truth” today is an unknown word in Mother Russia!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

New McDonalds, same old people.

In every end is a new beginning.

There are wars of necessity and wars of choice.

We fight terrorists and they fight us.

To understand one’s strengths is to understand one’s weaknesses.

For many, there is the slavery of the mind.

We all too often forget the importance of love.

Once I was poor, today I am not. Never forget who I once was.

There are days when I wish that I didn’t wish.

For some, their gun is their penis in action.

Never underestimate the importance of a free mind.

Clueless In Middle East

There is no question that President Barack Obama is rather upset about events in the Middle East. No, he is not angry at ISIS or terror groups as much as furious at refusal of Sunni leaders in the region to take a stand against terrorism. Leaders in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, Turkey, and a few minor places refuse to address the issue of terrorism in the region other than to demand that America do something about it. Oh, President Obama did get Saudi Arabia to send some planes to drop bombs. He did get a few Jordanian planes in the air and Egypt has promised their planes will shortly be in the air dropping bombs. Of course, this will come as a welcome relief to Egyptians since their armed forces ordinarily point weapons at them. So, the United States of America has compelled some Middle Eastern Sunni leaders to drop bombs.

The real issue is “troops on the ground.” Sorry, dropping bombs on ISIS or any terror group will result in some moments of terror, but within an hour they are all back to normal and will chop off some more heads. Only TROOPS ON THE GROUND will end terrorism in the Middle East. Of course, in addition to troops, there is need for economic reform to create jobs. Sorry, Republicans, President Obama is not at fault, how about directing your anger toward Sunni Middle Eastern leaders??

American Students Are Protesting!

The current group of teens in America ordinarily are most concerned about their iPad, their Face Book interactions or their “freedom” to behave as they desire. Apparently, students are gearing up for another cycle of protests against authority. NO, they are not protesting low wages for Americans, NO, they are not protesting growing wealth and power of the top 1% who currently have possession of 22% of the entire wealth of the nation. NO, they are not protesting wars in the Middle East. NO, they are not protesting denial of women rights to abortion in dozens of states. NO, they are not protesting shooting of innocent people. The new protest concerns dress codes in schools.

In Evanston, Illinois, students protested not being able to wear leggings. In Oklahoma a school superintendent told students they dressed like “Skanks.” In Bingham, Utah, students are protesting denial of girls to be admitted to a homecoming dance due to “inappropriate dress.” Are we witnessing another student protest movement? After all, during the 1960s students were furious at school denial of boys to wear long hair. OH, some students did protest the Vietnam War, and some marched for Civil Rights, but this generation simply has a rendezvous with fighting the good battle of how one dresses.

Ho Hum, Just Another Black Dude Dead!

There are few absolute certainties in life other than Death, but in the United States of America, even as I write these words, there is one definite certainty-today somewhere in this promised land a black skinned man will be shot by a policeman. A black skinned man will also be shot in such a manner as to result in death. James Crawford III was in a Walmart store which SELLS GUNS, and as like thousands of customers he lifted one of the rifles and aimed it at some shelf in the store. Check any gun store in America and you will see men lofting a gun and pointing it. Walmart footage reveals he was simply pointing the rifle at shelves. However, a customer called 911 and told police he was pointing a loaded rifle at customers. No such footage is seen in the video. Anyway, police arrived and pointed THEIR GUNS at him. He took the normal human reaction of attempting to flee and was then shot to death.

The Prosecutor told the Grand Jury that Crawford never did anything wrong. But, the Grand Jury, as usual, believed police claims their lives were at risk, and refused to indict the police. As I recall, Senator Mitch McConnell has a picture of himself holding aloft a rifle. As far as I know, he was never shot by any policeman. After all, he is white, he is a US Senator so how could he be a threat to anyone? Just image in if the customer has been a white man, the NRA would be descending armed to the teeth in that Ohio town!