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.

We Are All Bahdir!

Once upon a time there was a country known as Turkey in which the idea of freedom of speech was regarded as the norm for all citizens. However, a man named Recep Erdogan assumed power and began to rid his nation of military officers who had continually interfered with the concept of democracy. Heck, if you fight for democracy, what better way to adhere to its principles by ending democracy? Each year Recep Erdogan has gained more and more power and now is president of this nation. Two cartoonists, Bahdir Baruter and Ozer Aydogan, drew a cartoon in which President Erdogan is seen shaking hands with someone and asking whether officials have planned to slaughter journalists.

The government won a conviction for this crime on grounds that the cartoonists were attempting to depict Erdogan as a secret homosexual and thus insulting the leader of the nation. They will go to jail for eleven months. After all, it is a well known fact that homosexuals shake hands with one another.

I wonder if there is such a law we can use against Fox News for insulting the intelligence of the American people?

Friends Spy On One Another?

As you will recall, members of the Republican party insist that President Barack Obama is not really a true American and he owes his allegiance to some place in Africa. As you will recall, members of the Republican party place nation before anything else. The Wall Street Journal, a newspaper who really loves Barack Obama has come out with a story which claims that the Israel government has been spying on the American government and providing members of Congress with secrets. According to the WSJ, the “spying operation was part of a broader campaign by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to penetrate negotiations and then then build a case against terms of the deal.” I think this is not really appropriate behavior on the part of one’s ALLY!

This story indicates that Israel then provided this information to Republicans in Congress in order to assist their efforts to halt negotiations with Iran. By any standard, if a Republican obtained information about American secrets from a foreign agent, they can be placed on trial as a traitor!

Shoot Black Say Cops!

It has come to my attention there has been a serious failure in communication between top level police officials in Philadelphia and the average policeman. Top brass intended to convey the idea that when police confront a possible criminal they were to hold off shooting and only shoot back. Somehow this got mixed up and police thought they were to shoot BLACKS. It was simply a matter of composition that created this problem. Between 2007 to 2013 there were 364 examples of shootings in the city of Brotherly love. Black skinned folk constitute about 40% of the population, but wound up being shot 80% of the time. There is not doubt if police had not been given the wrong word, these killings would never have occurred.

Of the 364 shooting events 23% of those who confronted police wound up dead. For some strange reason only in 49 of these incidents the bad guy had a weapon. How were police to know that the bad guy had or did not possess a weapon of mass destruction? Damn it, if only the original message had said, “back” rather than “black,” none of these shootings would have happened!

P.S. None of the shootings involved any of those Muslims!

Let’s Repeal ObamaCare

There are a few million Americans who do not have health care and oppose any and all attempts to give them healthcare. Of course, there are a few million who received healthcare under the infamous Affordable
Care Act, and are furious that the GOVERNMENT wants to protect their right to get ill and die. Just another example of BIG GOVERNMENT running amuck and taking away our right to decide what happens to our life and that of our children. First Big Government helps your child to receive medical care, and the next step, no doubt, is taking over control of the education of your children. If it clear that Barack Obama, since he was born in Africa has no understanding of our Constitution.

The Constitution clearly states each citizen has the right to bear arms and if I can cuddle a gun than it only stands to reason that I alone decide how to care for my child’s health. I do not need any DOCTOR who works for BIG GOVERNMENT to force his pills and tests upon my beloved child. Keep your hospitals, keep your drugs, keep your operations, but as long as I can pray, then my children will never get sick!!

Why I Want Ted Cruz

The sun will now rise in America since our beloved fighter for freedom, Senator Ted Cruz has thrown his mouth into the race for that office. Anyone who loves America has to support this candidacy. Let me explain:

1. Ted Cruz has the enthusiastic support of the Flintstones and most dinosaurs. Finally, someone who will stand up for we Neanderthals!

2. Ted Cruz is either the brother or father of Jesus Christ. We will soon discover which one.

3. Ted is a Christian who loves Jews like Bibi Netanyahu.

4. OK, so John McCain calls him a “wacko.” Just remember John was the one who gave us Sarah Palin!

5. If elected, Ted will send atomic bombs to hit Iran, to hit ISIS in Iraq and Russia. Finally, we can discover what a Russian a-bomb sounds like.

6. Ted loves his wife and kids.

7. Finally, someone who makes Mitt Romney come across as a viable candidate for president.

8. Christians believe the world will end and we all go to heaven. What better man to accomplish that goal than Ted Cruz?

9. If elected, stupidity will reign in America. So, how will this be different than what we have today?

Israel Government Knows How To Achieve Peace

The election in Israel is now over, but the issues which dominated that event continue to dominate the news of the Middle East. Strategic Minister Yuval Steinitz insists that Bibi Netanyahu understands how to achieve peace in the Middle East. After all, he has crushed any Palestinians who dare oppose his views of Middle Eastern issues so why does not Barack Obama accept the fact that Netanyahu is the expert on peace in that region of the world. Mr. Steinitz wants the American people to realize that in regard to current discussions with Iran about resolution of atomic energy, “we think it’s going to be a bad, insufficient deal. It seems quite probable, it will happen, unfortunately.”

OK, so assume it is a bad deal. There are times in life when one is compelled to accept a deal that may not be perfect, but it, at least for the moment resolves a problem. So, what is the Bibi alternative?

1. Bomb Iran.

2. Force Iran to bomb Israel.

3. Cause the death of thousands of Israelis.

4. Cause the death of thousands of Iranians.

5. Create complete chaos in the Middle East.

6. Unleash hundreds of suicide bombers upon the Israel people,

THAT is the alternative to a “bad deal.”

Death In Afghanistan

Untold thousands have died in Afghanistan during the past half century so it is rather difficult getting upset about another Afghan death. Farkhunda was a university student who suffered from some mental issues in her life. She was described as studious and very religious. That much about her is agreed upon by those who knew this young woman. She attended classes at a university and studied religion. At this point the story becomes somewhat confused. Somehow and for some reason, other Afghans came to believe that the girl had burned a copy of the Koran. Hundreds heard the story and came looking for her. We do know that this mob beat her, they assaulted her, they finally burned her. There is no doubt there are people in Afghanistan who believe they have the right to murder in the name of Allah.

Government officials are shocked. Interior Minister Novrulhaq Ulumi made clear: “the accusation against her is completely invalid. She was a religious girl, she was not involved in the burnig of the Koran, she was innocent. It is very painful that we were not able to protect a pious young person.” It is now clear that policemen were part of the mob. The sad part of this story is that a religious girl was murdered gy those claiming to be religious. Something is very sad about this story. Unfortunately, it will occur again and again.

Nazis Still An Issue In Greece

World War II ended over seventy years ago, but to the people of Greece the legacy of that nightmare continue to linger in their minds. Greece is a nation that is in serious economic trouble and has been forced to obey the dictates of the European Union as to how money should be spent and how taxes should be imposed upon the population. Greeks are now bringing up memories of World War II when their nation was occupied by German troops and its population had to fork over millions of dollars to their enemies. Greek banks during the war were compelled to give the German government millions in “loans” that obviously were never meant to be repaid. Today, a different German government is imposing demands for money from Greece and again insisting it has the right to decide how money is spent in Greece.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is now posing some interesting questions. How about Germany repaying his nation for the loans they gave back in the 1940s? Does the current Federal Republic of Germany have to assume responsibility for what the Nazi Germany of Adolf Hitler did seventy years ago? Or, should the world forget that a Nazi government robbed people of their money. Do modern Germans owe those who were robbed by a different German government? Or, should we simply forget and forgive?

Hells Angels To Rescue

Vladimir Putin has sent in the cavalry to the rescue of his troops who currently are fighting in Ukraine. Oh, I forgot, there are no Russian troops in that region, simply a bunch of volunteers. This is amazing grip of volunteers since they come with tanks, missiles and planes. I guess any group of volunteers can pick up this equipment at the local Army/Navy store. It now appears the volunteers are being supported by bike gangs dressed in leather, boots and camouflage. The motor bike leader, Vitali, informed the press that he is fighting in Ukraine because of ‘my love for my homeland, for my territory,” and for the love of a good fight. His nickname is Yroesca which means, Night Wolves.

He does want the world to know that he is a night solve, not a rebel. There is something queer about bike gangs who are not rebels. I always thought the reason one became a biker was because of a desire to rebel against society. I wonder if Vladimir is a biker?

Bibi And Barack Talk

The election in Israel is over. Benjamin Netanyahu is still its prime minister. At this point in history the only nation that has any respect for the current government in Israel is the Republic of Hate and Fear in the United States. There is not a single nation in Europe which supports the Bibi administration and the black dude in the White House is somewhat peeved. President Obama did make a telephone call to the lid mouth in Israel. “I did indicate to him that we continue to believe that a two state solution is the only way for the long term security of Israel if it wants to stay with a Jewish state and be democratic.” The President made clear that his administration will rethink its options about the Middle East.

Here are some possible American options:

1. Support a UN Security Council resolution that Israel is violating international law by its actions on the West Bank.

2. Support a UN resolution that recognizes the state of Palestine.

3. Support a UN resolution asking the International Court of Criminal Justice to examine Israel actions on the West Bank and in the recent war in Gaza as possible violations of human rights.

4. Tell Israel’s Ambassador to the US to go back home.

So, Bibi, how will John Boehner now help you?