Category Archives: Multicultural

Our world is experiencing a historic transformation as millions move from one area of the globe to another. We intend to openly and honestly confront issues arising from this vast migration as it impacts people and societies.

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!

Mexico, Then Failed State

It is time for the people of Mexico to realize their government has virtually collapsed, and the lives of its citizens are at risk. For years, the people of Mexico have been compelled to live in a society in which government officials pay attention to the need and requirements of drug lords. And, when I say, pay, it is meant to infer they receive pay from drug lords. The alliance between police, army, government officials and drug leaders is in place. Their allegiance is to the God of money, not to the people of Mexico. So, what must be accomplished in the coming years?

1. The entire Armed forces must be retrained. This begins by establishing a pay scale that ensures all members of the armed forces do not need to accept bribes.

2. There is need to create special groups of soldiers led by honest officers who will attack drug lord establishments. They must be prepared to blast away at these thugs.

3. The United States of America has to finally legalize drugs. That one step would be the most important step to take in order to save the nation of Mexico.

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.

It’s China’s Turn To Be Feared And Hated

There is something about human history that always winds up being true. Catch your breath, wait a few years, and a new powerful nation will wind up being hated and feared. Whether it is France or Egypt or Germany of America, there is always a new power on the scene which makes other nations angry and their hearts filled with fear. Satellite photos reveal that China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly islands which will soon be able to handle planes as well as ships. This area is claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Why is everyone interested in the Spratly islands in the South China Sea? One word is the answer: OIL.

Always follow the oil and you will wind up with a nation that creates fear. Remember the days when Saudi Arabia could threaten the world by increasing or decreasing their output of Oil? China is simply the new bully on the block. Former enemies like the US and Vietnam are now allies in the fight to prevent China from controlling oil in the area. The circle of power goes round and round, and some nation emerges for the new bad guy.

The Cosby Tragedy

I spent my middle years watching the Bill Cosby show which depicted an ordinary Negro family as it spent their daily life. The show was funny, ironic, and just plain normal. The point of the Bill Cosby show was to prove to white America that a Negro family could be just as normal as the average white clan. Children committed normal acts of silliness and there was always dad and mom to correct them. The essence of the Cosby show is that normality was as normal among Negroes as among whites. Regardless of the problem, dad Bill had a solution that invariably entailed a humorous comment. So, the typical white family came to believe that Negroes were just like them.

Recent allegations of the sexual predator who is known as Bill Cosby are very confusing to the average American. He was such an icon of NORMALITY that to now know that he was a normal sexual nut case leaves one gasping for breath. Among the dozen or so women who now insist that he forced himself upon them, Angela Lewis charged that he forced his hand above her hand and made it rub his penis. He needed a massage. The statue of limitations has run out so Bill will not be compelled to be in a court defending himself. Such is life in America, where everything is now, NORMAL.