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Fire, Fire Burning Bright Into The Night

I am a citizen of the United States of America so there is never a doubt in my mind that when a police officer shoots a black kid, the Grand Jury verdict will conclude the unarmed young man posed a threat to the life of the man who held a gun in his hand. In St. Louis County, the Grand Jury decided that Officer Darren Wilson had every right to kill Michael Brown who lacked any weapons. Let me examine the evidence.

1. It is clear there is a bruise on the neck of Officer Wilson and a bruise on his cheek. It is still unclear whether or not these bruises posed a death potentiality to Wilson.

2. Originally, Michael Brown was walking down the street. All accept that scenario.

3. Officer Wilson initiated the encounter.

Anyway, Michael Brown is dead. Officer Wilson is alive. And the city of Ferguson, Missouri is burning bright. Young men and women are looting liquor stores, they are burning business establishments, hundreds of police are watching these events. For some strange reason the Grand Jury decided to release its findings at 8:00 p.m. when hundreds of people were wandering the streets of Ferguson. Any intelligent person would understand the report should have been released at 8:00 a.m. when everyone was sound asleep. But, this is St.Louis and when it comes to racial prejudice this city takes the prize. I speak from the experience of living in this area for forty years. I am NOT amazed at the stupidity of police failing to protect stores from looters. Police are standing in the streets watching the looting and burning.

The Afermath:

1. Fury in the hearts of those who are black –or white and believe that Officer Wilson was guilty of something.

2. The people of Ferguson have no immediate place to get food or access a drug store.

3. A small band of looters are now happy.

4. No intelligent proposals for peace came from the Grand Jury.

Fire, fire, burn brightly and burn down the lives of innocent people.

Let’s Blow Ourselves Up

It was a pleasant day in the city of Maiduguri which is located in the north-east area of Nigeria. This is an area in Nigeria in which most people are those of the Muslim religion. People were in a market place purchasing food for the day. People were laughing and talking about events in their lives. Little did they realize that the two teen age girls who just entered were more interested in getting into Heaven than getting food for the day. One teen girl shouted something, then pulled a string and blew herself up. People crowded around the three dead women seeking to so something. Just as they sought to aid those who were wounded, the other teen girl began to shout and scream, then pulled a string and blew herself up. By the time she was dead so were 34 innocent Nigerians.

I confess that I am unable to grasp how or why anyone would blow herself up in the cause of something or anything. But, in every religion there are those seeking to become a martyr for something in order to rush the voyage to Death. Unfortunately, we do not awaken from Death. We will never know that Death is simply, Death. And, Death exists here on Earth not up in the sky.

Let’s Declare War!

Senator Rand Paul is a very nice guy. He seeks to be pleasant to black folks, he seeks to present himself as a man with ideas, and he certainly seeks to come across as a man possessing a wide range of views on any and all topics in human events. Just a few years ago, Rand was against American involvement in overseas issues, and promised that if he was elected to something, actually, anything, then peace would reign over America. Yesterday, he opposed overseas adventures. But, alas, then came ISIS. According to Fox News the 25,000 members of ISIS constitute the “greatest threat to the existence of the United States of America than has ever been confronted in history.” Heck, those bad guys could send a missile that might go a hundred miles. Of course, they are 7,000 miles away, but informing the American people of the truth does not lead people to watch your TV programs.

Rand has decided to become General Rand Paul. He wants the United States to declare war on ISIS and then do something. Let me get this clear:

1. Declare war on ISIS.

2. Do not send American troops into battle.

Put the two decisions together and there is no doubt that ISIS will surrender to General Paul.

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

One must learn to accept who one is.

There are limits in all aspects of life.

There are physical boundaries, not mental ones.

America is a state of mind as well as a state of land.

Grandpa and grandma, two beautiful words.

Tall child among siblings is the leader.

Men play with hands, women with hair.

We respect wealth, not poverty.

Be patient with time, it comes and goes-always.

I wonder if I can apply for a God job.

Folly Of No Policy

Future historians will term this era a period in which the American government lacked any semblance of a foreign policy anywhere in the world. Barack Obama is as clueless as was George Bush, and the result is chaos and disorder. Latest reports from Syria reveal the outcome of lack of a policy is the growth in power of ISIS. The fractured opponents of President Bashar al-Assad have finally reached a conclusion. Members of moderate Muslim groups, members of secular Syrians, members of radical Muslim groups in Syria are finally coming together in order to fight the man they hate so violently–Assad. The answer is now simple, forge an alliance of haters of Assad, and since ISIS gets the most attention and has the most weapons, just join with them!

The end result of lacking a foreign policy is to have the foreign policy created by those you hate. Haters Anonymous of Bashar al-Assad are now coming together, thanks to American bombing of ISIS.

1. There are groups in Syria whose enemy is Assad.

2. The US is bombing ISIS which is an enemy of Assad.

3. Result the bombing has made ISIS the “nice guys” to Syrian fighters.

Toy Guns, New Menace To Police

I, was one of thousands of white skinned boys inhabiting the streets of New York City who spent our childhood playing with toy guns. We pretended to be sheriffs in Dodge City going after the bad guys or cops challenging criminals. Actually, we made our own guns out of wood. At the end of our toy wooden pistol we placed a nail and another nail by the trigger. A rubber band connected the two nails and into it we placed a piece of cardboard to fire at the other person. Police walked by these scenes of “violence” and never once halted our play activities. We were just a bunch of white boys playing and pretending to be familiar with guns. These scenes were examples of “normal behavior” on the part of white boys. Not a black skin in sight, just white kids playing.

Tamir Rice was a black skinned 12 year old boy who went to the park to play with his toy gun. First mistake, having a black skin. Second mistake, playing in the park. Third mistake, playing near some swings. Given these three mistakes, what else could happen to Tamir than death? A called contacted 911 and said: “there is a boy playing by the swings. He is waving a gun, I don’t know if it is real or not.” Police arrived, and Tamir wound up dead. There will be an investigation, there will be stories, there will be demonstrations, but Tamir is dead. Period.

Are there peaceful ways to approach a 12 year old boy and avoid death?

Rudy, The Mouth, Guiliani

Confession. I have never been a fan of the infamous former Mayor of New York City, the one and only Rudy Giuliani. He was a creation of the media. His so-called tough actions allegedly led to the decline of crime in New York City. Actually, crime in EVERY MAJOR AMERICAN CITY declined during the 1990s, regardless of what the police did or who was mayor of the city. The decline took place due to the smaller number of young men in the age bracket, 17-28. It is in this age cohort that most crime occurs, and when there are fewer in this age cohort, crime, automatically goes down.

Rudy, the mouth, was on Meet The Press, in order to provide his keen insights into the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Naturally, he had to shout and scream his well known dislike of those with dark skins. IN his analysis of the Michael Brown shooting, the only person at fault was the young man who was shot dead. He lunged at the panel and declared: “Why don’t you cut it down so many white officers didn’t have to be in black areas? The white officers wouldn’t be there if you(black folks) weren’t killing one another! I find it disappointing that you’re not talking about the fact that 93% of blacks in streets are killed by other blacks.”

This keen analysis demonstrates clearly that Rudy is a bigot. Reality, most whites in this nation are killed by OTHER WHITES. The 30,000 who die each year due to gun incidents are killed by white and black people who know the victim. If police stopped and searched white youth for possession of guns and knives our jails would be filled with white youth. This creature is a disgrace to America!

US Never Had Middle Eastern Foreign Policy

The foreign policy tragedy of the Obama administration is that it never developed a foreign policy for the Middle East. Symbolically the comment by President Obama as to his policy toward ISIS was, ” I do not have a strategy.” His problems in the Middle East began years before that statement. Does he even today have a Middle East foreign policy. In fairness, he inherited a mess from President Bush, and never figured out what he wanted to accomplish in this region of the world. Examine the reality of the Middle East.

1. The most important military centers are in Turkey, Egypt, Iran, and Algeria. Only these nations have armies.

2. Poverty is the most important driving force in this region.

3. Well educated young people lack work. This results in them winding up working with jihadist groups.

4. The unresolved problem of Palestinians hovers over the region. It is a source of anger and violence.

5. President Assad was a wild card who hated militants of the Muslim religion.

At no point did the Obama administration:

1. Address the economic realities of this area of the world. Economic aid was crucial. NO “Marshall Plan” was ever offered to the region.

2. Some form of military alliance between Turkey, Egypt and Algeria might have created an armed force that could handle militants.

3. The issue of Israel HAD to be addressed. It never was.

In other words, a Mediterranean Marshall Plan just might have won over young educated Muslims in the region. The key element of the original Marshall Plan was -no money without cooperation between nations seeking funds.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

France, Connexion: “French, A Language Of Love”

L’amour, toujours!

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “No Hard Feelings”

These words will never pass the lips of John Boehner when speaking with Obama.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Jihadists Banned From UK For Two Years”

After that, please engage in jihadist actions.

UK Guardian: “Why Mosquitoes Bite Humans”

Who would turn down free blood?

Russia, Moscow Times: “McDonald’s Reopens In Moscow”

Was there a bare chested man who was first on line?

Let’s Have An Impeachment!

John Boehner and the Republican party have spent the past four years with one goal in mind— prevent President Obama from being able to pass any law that deals with a real issue in America. From day one of the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012, Republicans have been united in their refusal to cooperate in solving problems in America. Our infrastructure is in desperate need of repair, but to pass laws that would allow construction of bridges or roads violates Republican principles that only inertia is the solution. They were rewarded for this behavior by huge gains in the past election. Emperor Obama just announced his plan to allow four million aliens to remain in America. Imagine a President who announced an Executive Action! Oh, it would be easier to list an American President who did NOT announce an Executive Action. All American presidents made such announcements including Saint Ronald Reagan who allowed millions of illegal Mexican migrants to remain!

According to Saint John Boehner, “with this action, the President has chosen to deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms. Gee, was I asleep these past four years? Did I miss Republican bills that would deal with immigration reform? OK, the new drama is for Republicans to devote the next year with plans of impeachment of the President for doing exactly what prior Republican Presidents did. I await Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, yelling about “immigrants.” The drama of it all. Republican goals- gridlock for another two years.