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On Satire

The murder of French satirists is still on our minds. The debate is still on our minds as to what is permissible when it concerns satirists who simply are being satirists since such behavior is within their minds and blood. Australian Foreign Minister, Julia Bishop, raised some key issues concerning satire. “We see satire as an integral part of French society. Satie is controversial, it is provocative, it offense all religions,all political parties, nothing and no one is spared. It is a counter balance against power.” Well said. So, the question is: are their limits to satire and who should exercise such limits?

1. Satire if it is to continue to be satire has no limit. That is the meaning of satire.

2. If one does not like being the object of satire, then engage in a conflict of words rather than a conflict of violence.

3. The world has to encourage satirists to emerge within Muslim nations. How about a Satire Recovery Plan?

4. If the United States of America is to produce political leader such as Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, John Boehner, and the rest of the clowns what else do they expect other than ridicule??

5. Then again, a night of Fox News is an experience in how a TV network is engaging in satire without knowing it is engaging in satire.

In the end we need clowns in our lives as well as sane people given that sane people are producing the most bizarre nations in the world!

P.S. I wonder if God is a satirist who created this strange world?

Death Be Not Proud

Two men including the captain of the ship that capsized in the Mediterranean are now in custody because of their inept performance in steering a ship to disaster. It is now estimated that at least 700 human beings died as a result of this horror. The sad aspect of this tragedy is we know either this week or next week or next month another ship will sink with hundreds on board because the European Union has sen unable to devise a plan to handle refugees fleeing from the horrors of modern northern Africa. Either it is Boko Haram, ISIS, their own incompetent and corrupt government, their own army, the conflict between Christians and Muslim, or God knows what else but living in northern regions of Africa is not the place to be. Add in climate change and one has a recipe for disaster. We are witnessing the follies of mankind coming to fruition. For millions it is either die on the way to Europe of die by remaining at home. In many aspects this modern tragedy is similar to the departure of millions from eastern and southern Europe during the period from 1880 to 1925. People faced with starvation head elsewhere, it is among the oldest acts of humans. Heck, our ancestors fled from Africa in order to spread around the world.

The European Union needs a policy. We suggest:

1. Each EU country should be assigned Z number of refugees.

2. A massive economic plan must be initiated in northern Africa to provide work and a decent standard of living. Do that and they will remain.

3. The EU must work with the African Union to create a modern African Union armed force if Boko Haram and Libya is to become safe areas.

Baltimore Cops Suspended

Dawn breaks somewhere in America and another person is dead at the hand of our police. NO, that person was not a Muslim terrorist, he was simply a member of the police force. Finally, the deputy Police Commissioner of Baltimore has suspended six cops for the murder of Fred Gray. As deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez put it: When Mr. Gray was put in the van, he could talk, he was upset. And, when he was taken out of the van, he could not talk, and he could not breathe. We don’t have any procedures that have an officer riding in the back of the van with a suspect.” We do know that Mr. Gray had asked the police for an asthma inhaler but none was provided.

Fox News report: Six police officers in the city of Baltimore were savagely attacked by a man who breathed on them with the intent of getting them sick. Police gallantly fought back and ended this terrorist attack.

Rush Limbaugh: Liberal do gooders will be out tomorrow picketing and complaining because Baltimore police prevented a possible Muslim terrorist attack. These brave police saved the lives of thousands of people when they subdued a man who had a knife in his pocket. However, it is still unclear if this man was a suicide bomber ready to murder all who got in his way.

Oh well, add your own version about the terrorist who needed an inhaler to breathe.

School Death, Spanish Style

There was a death in a school when a high school student, armed with a cross bow entered the school and shot a teacher with an arrow. Students huddled in their classrooms and tried to shut the door, but the boy was able to get into a few rooms and wound four of his classmates. He was finally subdued. Notice the difference between a boy armed with a crossbow and a boy armed with a rapid firing weapon which can send dozens of bullets all over the school in a few seconds. In Spain, we talk about A death, not the death of a dozen. Friends say the boy had been talking for days about his desire to murder teachers but no one paid any attention. After all, this is 2015 and students watch films in which young boys blast away with guns and murder a few dozen. We now accept as “normal,” the idea that a student openly discusses a desire to murder his teachers of fellow students.

The difference in Spain is that obtaining weapons of mass destruction is difficult. Heck, here in America it is now LEGAL to bring a gun to a college classroom in Texas. Heck, the student can carry a concealed gun and it is legal. Something has gone crazy in America since now over 50% of our people support the idea of people being able to walk around with weapons that can fire dozens of bullets. The only solution is to move to Spain and just confront the terror of a crossbow.

Oh, no report of Muslims in the area

Terrorists Or Freedom Fighters?

A war is raging in Yemen, and it is clear that if a soldier who kills someone is allied with American or Saudi Arabian forces, his act is considered to be a blow for democracy. However, if a soldier murders an innocent person and that soldier is part of the Saudi Arabian coalition, this is a blow for freedom. Saudi planes just bombed the capital of Yemen, Sana’s and the result was a massive explosion which undoubtedly led to the death of some bad people. Let us clear up this situation:

1. The United States of America has been supplying arms to the government of Yemen. However, it is doubtful if these people were elected in a free election.

2. The Houthi minority in Yemen has been fighting the government for years WITHOUT ANY AID FROM IRAN. Actually, Iran decided to back them AFTER they had gained power.

3. When America supports any government in the Middle East, then, by definition, we are supporting forces of democracy. Tell that one to thousands in Egyptian prisons.

America continues believing the central issue is war and death. I do not oppose supporting those fighting ISIS with weapons. BUT, unless there is an economic plan to provide jobs and meaningful work to the masses, all the guns will not win any war. It is time to end the idea that groups supported by the US are “forces of democracy.” Frankly, it is difficult finding any group right now which can claim to support democracy and peace in the Middl East.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Norway, Norway Post: “Winter Holiday Begins”

Sorry, when winter has gone and springtime has come…

USA, aol: “Get Off My Lawn!”

In Texas, going on another’s Lawn is an invitation to death.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Noses Can Backfire”

Achoo to this point.

Canada, Toronto Star: “I Am Not Afraid”

Words American wealthy when it comes to higher taxes from this Congress.

Sweden, Local: “First Donut In Space”

Gee, I remember when we had people in space!

Putin Seeks Peace With World

TIME magazine has anointed the leader of Russia with the mantle of glory by listing him as among the most important people on this planet. The old KGB thug is now a renowned and important person not only in Russia but within the entire world. The Great Leader enjoys this position of power, it enables him to be heard by one and all. Heck, within Russia, there are millions who adore a man who has restored “glory”k to the Motherland. Putin wants the world to know that his only thoughts are for peace and prosperity. He regards himself as a champion for peace. As he informed the world, “we have disagreements on several issues on the international agenda. But at the same time there is something that unites us. I mean general efforts directed at making the world economic more democratic.”

So, there, Putin has come out for democracy. How can his opponents, at least those not in jail or dead, argue that this Great Leader opposes the path of democracy? Of course, his definition of that word is somewhat different from that employed in other areas of the world. Let me explain”

The Putin definition of democracy is that when he speaks, others listen. The Putin definition of democracy is that no one opposes his ideas. Very simple, and very clear.

Death Of Migrants

These days, pick up a newspaper and one discovers that dozens of migrants have died on the trip from Africa to the shores of Italy. That nation has become the destination of those seeking to escape the horrors of poverty and death. Perhaps, it is only appropriate for someone who may die if he remains at home to die on the trip to a more bountiful place. Whether it is Libya or Mali or Nigeria of any of the lands lying on the north end of the African continent, to remain at “home” is to remain at potential death. Those inhabiting the northern regions of the continent of Africa are the modern migrants. In the era of my parents, millions fled from eastern Europe or Italy seeking a new home in the promised land of America. What can be done to aid these people since modern nations do not wish to welcome migrants who come from “undesirable lands?”

1. There is need for a massive modern Marshall Plan that would enable these areas to develop economies that produce jobs.

2. There is need for the world to cease providing dictators with modern weapons since each dollar spent to obtain weapons of death leads invariably to more deaths in their own land.

3. There is need for a modern African Union armed force that can provide security to those African nations under threat from forces such as Boko Haram.

4. There is need for Muslim clerics to assume leadership for peace.

Enable migrants to find peace and a level of prosperity at home and they will not venture along the road of death.

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.