Category Archives: Human Rights

Social Media And Stupidity

I was born decades before the arrival of social media and during that time period, undoubtedly, felt and expressed numerous stupid ideas. I was fortunate because a dumb thought remained with either myself or a few people. It never dawned upon me to make certain that everyone on this planet was aware of my stupidities. In other words, before the arrival of social media, one had the constitutional right to say dumb things. At worst, after opening my mouth and uttering words that were silly, uncaring, or just plain dumb, only one person really was aware that I was an idiot. Jump start to the arrival of social media, and, for some reason, it is now common for people to express an idiotic idea and broadcast it to the world.

Amy Strickland, was teacher of the year in Norfolk, Virginia. She was promoted to the job of assistant principal of Booker T. Washington High School. So, what does this women who is teaching in a high school that has a large percentage of black students tweet to one and all: she displayed a photo of black boys with white girls accompanied by her comment. “Every white girl’s father’s worst nightmare.” Duh! I ave no idea whether or not she thought the comment was a joke. But, thanks to social media the name of Amy Strickland is now known far and wide as a racist idiot.

The Fire This Time!

Let me make clear there is no justification for committing murder either against your enemy or your friends. The definition of being a civilized person is that we employ our mouth rather than physical violence agains those we hate. It is particularly horrible when people enter a house of worship and violate their own religion by hacking to death those who are the “enemy.” Two Palestinian males wielding meat cleavers entered a synagogue and brutally murdered several Jews including four rabbis. This horror was simply a horror just waiting to occur. The two Palestinians came from East Jerusalem where Jews are purchasing homes in predominantly Muslim areas. Who doubted for a moment that it was simply a matter of time before some crazed young Palestinians would engage in an orgy of hate and violence? Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as always, is promising a “harsh response.”

Unfortunately, the Middle East is bereft of a leader such as Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King, both men knew that responding with violence only ensured there would be nonstop violence. “You kill my people, so I kill your people” is a plan leading to death, not peace. If Netanyahu were a King or Mandela, this is what he would propose:

1. A conference to resolve issues in Jerusalem based on respect for all parties.

2. A promise of COMPROMISE.

3. A promise that for once there will be give-and-take in order to resolve West Bank issues.

The Fire This Time should not lead to The Fire Next Time!

The Fires Of Ferguson

As you recall, it was nearly six months ago when a police officer in the city of Ferguson, Missouri shot to death an unarmed black youth who was threatening his life. As you recall, Darren Wilson became concerned because a black boy was walking down the street. After all, in this day of Stop and Search, if any black boy walks down the street he is, by definition, a threat to society. Darren Wilson shot to death a husky black boy. Let us be clear on one point, the black boy did NOT initiate contact. I was raised on the streets of South Bronx, New York City. The first lesson in life one learned was to avoid contact with police because the end result would be to your detriment. Oh, I was also taught to avoid getting a stranger angry because you never knew if he had a gun. Sound advice for young men, and even sounder for cops.

A Grant Jury has been hearing the case and will announce their decision within the coming days. Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency for Ferguson, and called in the National Guard. I am confused. During the past six months has the Ferguson police force recruited black cops? Have state and local officials undertaken economic programs to rebuild and provide jobs? Have police been meeting with people and soliciting their ideas, including recommendations for hiring young black males and females to the police force? Perhaps, it requires some new fires to get these programs to appear?

Virgin Cops Report For Duty!

I am among the world’s greatest fans of police stories. My evenings are spent watching Law And Order with its crew of strong women who subdue criminals and display their ardor for the job. Of course, being a cop means they also have some lover, either a fellow policeman or a lawyer of someone who is tough and strong. So, much to my surprise to learn that in Indonesia, if you want to become a cop then you have to be a virgin. Oh, let me make clear this does NOT apply to males, just females. The Police Chief Health Inspector insists that women must undergo a virginity test if they desire to capture the bad guys. “All women who want to become a policewomen should keep their virginity.” I assume there is a correlation between being a virgin and catching bad guys. For some strange reason this has nothing to do with males on the force.

One woman described the entrance exam in order to become a cop. “They inserted two fingers with a gel.. it really hurt. My friend fainted.” Now, would you want anyone on the police force who fainted because someone inserted two fingers into their vagina? I am unclear what is the equivalent insertion for males.

Santa Baby, Check The Present!

These are the best of times, these are the worst of times, these are the days of madness, these are the days of weirdness. Reading stories from around the world one is never surprised to learn of a new approach to what some Americans regard as “humor.” Two Americans in Thailand went to some strange place, they insist to having no idea where they went since an unknown source directed them to the store. All these Americans wanted was to uncover an interesting Xmas present for their friends back home in Nevada. So, what does one send to a good friend for the holiday season– BODY PARTS! Their friends received the head of a baby, a foot and some other pieces of good cheer. !

It was a joke, according to these two young men. Now, a good joke would have been to send your own head to Nevada. Perhaps it could play at casinos!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

China, China Daily: “Should Schools Have Dress Codes?”

Absolutely, children can not come to school naked!

France, Connexion: “Maniac Gendarme”

He roams the streets arresting gendarmes?

Australia, Canberra Times: “Senate Defector”

Hey man, if you had to listen of Ted Cruz ramble on about immigrants, why not head for Mexico?

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Tiger On Loose near Paris Disneyland”

OK, he lacks francs to enter, just let the tiger in, who would know the difference?

Russia, Moscow Times: “New War On Terrorism”

Just capture Putin and end terrorism in Russia!

Check Mate Female Bishop!

I was raised in the good old days when female Jews sat behind curtains and women who went to church knew it was their duty to get on their knees and pray to God. This was before all these new ideas about female equality and the belief that God is some sort of female thing up in the sky. Whatever happened to the time when we men spoke and women listened to our wonderful words of wisdom? Imagine Father Flaherty being Mrs. Flaherty! Ah, for the days of old when a man was a man and a woman was a woman. Well, those days are no longer true in the Church of England. About twenty years ago they allowed women to become a priest so it was simply a matter of time before they wanted a promotion.

The Church of England announced that from now on women can become Bishops. The Archbishop of Canterbury, John Welby, who runs the joint made clear to one and all that females will have a voice in running the entire operation. First, they were pawns, then they became bishops, what next??

Malcolm Vs Martin In Ferguson

There is a 22 year old African American in the city of Ferguson, Missouri who apparently is an expert on the fight for human rights in American history. According to Rocket Ali, “rioting and violence are the tools of those without a voice. Rioting and looting, while I didn’t participate in, was necessary. There is no revolution without violence.” I ams so glad this young man attends events such as Martin Luther King’s birthday and listens to the words of this famous leader. Actually, the words of Malcolm X are closer to what the Rocket man wants to foster in Ferguson, Missouri. Yes, let us have some rioting and looting of business establishments of African Americans so that people will have no place in Ferguson in which to purchase food and other necessities.

Mr. Ali should be compelled to sit in a corner and Read the words of Martin Luther King. In the end, rioting and looting destroy black neighborhoods.

Obama Shows Some Balls!

It is now clear that Barack Obama has interpreted the recent election as proof that most Americans favor his policies and they deliberately voted for Republicans in order to stir up the blood of Barack. First, he signed an historic environment deal with China, he is edging closer to an historic deal over nuclear weapons with Iran, and he may veto any bill that allows oil to flow from Canada. Of course, he has also made clear that he will protect Hispanic immigrants by allowing about five million to have temporary status in the US. So, what happened to the dude who fucked up health care, who was confused about handling Ebola and could not even protect the White House from lunatics? Let me explain:

1. Since Obama was born and bred in Africa he contacted a witch doctor who has granted him super natural powers.

2. The witch doctor has now placed a curse on Republicans, you will shortly see them collapse in hysteria.

3. Watch for the appearance in Iraq of a new super hero named, BO!

If I was Mitch McConnell or John Boehner, I would check anything I drink very carefully. And, above all do not gaze into the eyes of Obama!

Recept Erdogan Comments On History

President Recep Erodgan and his Justice and Development Party assumed power in Turkey over a decade ago. He was successful in preventing the Turkish generals from using their power to destroy democracy in Turkey. and he did usher in years of economic development. In the process he gradually destroyed the democratic society that once was part of Turkish society. His nation now holds the record for placing in prison more journalists than any other nation in the world. Hew has repeatedly bungled attempts to reach an accord with the Kurdish minority. And, he recently concluded that ISIS is less a threat than Kurds who simply wan to rule themselves, not other people.

He recently informed a meeting of people from Latin America, that based on his research it is now clear that Muslim sailors reached the continent of South America 314 years before the arrival of Columbus. He insists that Columbus saw a mosque on a hill in Cuba. Actually, the interpreter for Columbus was a Jew. Columbus thought there were Jews in China. I await the demand of Erdogan that Muslims have the right tow worship in Cuba. Tell that one to the Castro boys!