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.

Revolution Has Arrived

Among the myths propagated by the media is that youth now has the power to determine the fate of the world. We constantly hear that youth is in charge of the world and they make decisions regarding what will happen. Brexit has shown a new power in the constellation of conflicting powers within society. Those voting to exit the European Union in England were white, from the working class, lacked college education, and were somewhat older than those who voted to remain. Those who opposed leaving were young, of diverse backgrounds,  college educated, and from the professional class.

In modern times, particularly in Europe, there is a growing sector of society that feels left behind. Those who wanted to exit, constitute that sector. They are similar to those in America who adhere to the Trump doctrine of making America “Great Again.” America is a great nation, and those with college education are succeeding to a greater degree than those who have only high school degrees. We are an unbalanced society in which their is an upper economic class that lives off the hard work of many people who simply feel left out.

Groups such as ‘Black Lives Matter’ have not yet realized there is also a group shouting, ‘White Lives Matter,’ and boy are they pissed off, and many have found heroes in Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

Pope Francis A New Style Pope

These days my fervent prayer is that Pope Francis lives another twenty years which is the amount of time required to make the Catholic church once again the voice of oppressed and poor people the world over. He made a statement concerning the relation of the Catholic Church and gays and lesbians. He made clear the Church says “that they must not discriminate against gays, they must be  respected… The Church must ask forgiveness for not behaving more tolerant”

He went on to say “when I say the Church, I mean Christians. I believe the Church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom he offended,  but apologize to the poor, to the exploited women and to children.”

I look forward to the Republican Convention reaction to this statement.

Supreme Court Acts Supreme

During the past thirty years conservatives have pursued a campaign that would deny women the right to control their bodies. Since they are unable to overthrow the Roe vs Wade Court decision, right wingers have resorted to state legislators for new rules, new laws that would make it virtually impossible for abortion facilities to function. The state of Texas is the latest state to pass a law that makes it extremely difficult for women to gain any access to abortion facilities.

The Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision ruled the Texas law which would have reduced the number of abortion facilities from 41 to 18 to be unconstitutional. Hopefully, young voters finally understand the election of Hillary Clinton is the only way  to prevent a Republican president and Congress from ending  abortion rights!

Blackness And Whiteness

Every so often the perennial argument as to whether only someone with a black skin has the right to comment on issues pertaining to those with white skins. However, rarely there any discussion as to whether only those with a white skin or only those who come from  Indian tribes or only those born in Japan can comment on issues pertaining to skin color or ethnic heritage. I am also quite upset because CNN and other commentators who hate Donald Trump insist on discussing Donald Trump even though they are not Donald Trump.

We need a new rule on the Internet or on social media or on TV that Donald Trump is the only one who can speak as to what Donald Trump means or actually  says. For example:

“I am going to make America Great Again” who else but Donald knows what “great’ refers to?

“I am going to ban any and all Muslims from entering this country.” OK, so you want to be a smart ass and ask if diplomats from Arab countries can enter Trump  America? Donald was very specific, “any and all.”

“I’m going to bring high paying jobs back to America.” Now, how in hell can some black liberal commentator know what Donald means? Only a white skinned Donald knows what Trump man believes.

OK, blacks comment on black issues and Donald comments on all other issues.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a twenty five year old mind trapped in an eighty five year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Trump choice: golf courses or President. Guess which he chooses?

If Trump becomes president, he sets a new record: first president to have been married three times.

If only English colonists did not allow foreign immigrants to arrive like those damn Germans, no Trump.

Now in season for NBA stars to determine their next team.

Play ‘Hamilton’ about a man interested in money, so what’s new in American politics?

As long as money determines where one goes to college, that is the ultimate Affirmative action decision.

I worry about the silence of the Bush family. Is there a young Bush on the political make?

 

ISIS In Retreat

Hardly a day goes by without a Republican complaining that ISIS is winning the war and it is all the fault of President Obama. John Mccain insists that if only Obama had maintained US troops in Iraq there would not be an ISIS. He insists that Obama left too soon. Actually, the date for US departure was set by PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, not by Obama. Actually, President Obama offered to retain 10,000 troops but the Iraq government insisted that any US soldier guilty of a crime against an Iraqi would be tried in an Iraq court.

Gee, I wonder if John McCain would have accepted the trial of American soldiers in an Iraq court? The mess in Iraq is the fault of a Shiite government which as refused to allow the Sunni minority a voice in government– or in serving in the armed forces of the nation. Donald wants to “carpet bomb.” Here are the facts about ISIS in Iraq:

They have lost 40% of all land seized.

Fallujah has just fallen to Iraq troops.

Bombing already has destroyed at least 50% of their oil facilities.

Over ten thousand ISIS troops have been killed and thousands more have been wounded.

Pay of ISIS troops has been cut in half.

Sometimet this year Mosul will fall and this will mark the end of ISIS in Iraq.

Donald Trump On England

The people of England voted by 52% to 48% to separate from England. Donald Trump happened to be in Scotland to open a new golf course so he naturally had to offer his views on the vote. First, he naturally blamed Obama for the vote count since the President urged England to remain. “A lot of people don’t like him.” He went on to predict that “the American people will have a chance come November to declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies.”

Ironically, Donald told the people of Great Britain they were right to leave, and he made these comments in Scotland which voted over 60% to REMAIN. As always, Donald Trump will simplify the most complex issue and reduce it to nonsense. At this point there is no poll indicating Donald Trump will get 50% of the vote.

So Long For Now

There is no question that Donald Trump has an amazing capacity to make some people adore him, and to make some people feel revolted by his noise and clamor. George Will is a noted conservative who has been a life long member of the Republican party. After listening to the constant boasting and bombastic comments of Donald Trump, the conservative made clear “this is not my party.” He is shocked by the refusal of Paul Ryan to take a stand against a candidate who  does not believe in any conservative values.

He also offered a word of advice to Donald Trump. “Crowds are definitely  not a representative selection of the American people.” He made clear to fellow Republicans–“make sure that the loses. Cut your teeth for four years and win the    White House.”

Note the inability  of any Republican to utter the words –Hillary Clinton.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 25 year old mind trapped in an 85 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

A brocken clock is right twice a day.

Some place today an illegal immigrant will commit a crime.

Some place today, a native born American will commit a crime.

If you blast away with  your AR-15 at a shooting range you will hit the bullseye.

Chris Christie IS a great valet.

I sure want one of those high paying jobs Donald promises one and all.

Brett leads one from one group of insane people to another such group.

You don’t want David Cameron handling your retirement funds.

A duck knows when to put head in or out of water.

I always wind up behind the old lady at the check-out line.

Whoever said ‘age wears well’ sure was never old.

Some like intelligent leaders, some like Trump.

The silence of Jeb Bush is deafening.

I miss Ted Cruz pretending to be a fighting sheriff.

Whatever happened to Carly Fiorina?

David Cameron Goofed

British Prime Minister David Cameron was never compelled to seek a referendum on whether or not England should remain in the European Union. And, he lost his gamble. “I was absolutely clear  about my belief that Britain was stronger, safer and better off inside the EU. I made clear the referendum was about this, and this alone, not the future of any single politician, including myself. But, the British people made a different decision to take a different path. I think the country requires fresh leadership.”

He resigned. Leaders of the European Council made clear there would be no compromises for England. They indicated that England should “leave as soon as possible. There will be no renegotiation.”

So long its been good to know you.