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

Canada, Toronto Star: “Mass Mystery”

How Americans who do not posses guns want everyone to have them.

Russia,Moscow Times: “Putin Seeks Center Stage”

Alone, I assume!

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Unauthorized Research”

No one will ever know what actually resides in the brain of Donald Trump.

France, Connexion: “Leaning Towers Approved”

In Texas, that means leaning to the right.

Australia, Canberra Times: “Cash Appointed Minister”

At least the cash will wind up in an elected official’s hand.

Bombs Away, Means Death Arrives

One of the enduring myths spouted by our President and the Republican party is that bombs dropped from the sky will fall exactly where they are supposed to fall. We possess modern technology that results in accurate destruction of targets. We have accepted this myth since World War II, we were convinced during the Vietnam war that our bombers only hit military targets. The dream lives on and on in Afghanistan which has witnessed the death of thousands due to our drones and planes.

American planes “hit targets” in Kunduz in Afghanistan. They aimed their bombs at the bad guys. After our planes departed, there were nineteen dead at a hospital including twelve members of the medical staff. “The bombs hit,and then we heard the second plane circle around and then there was a pause, and then bombs hit.” The dead included members of Doctors Without Borders.

I am certain US military officials will insist:

There were insurgents hiding in the hospital.

P.S.Has anyone considered sending Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to clean up the mess in Afghanistan?

Russia’s Afghanistan??

During the 1980s, when Vladimir Putin was an obscure operative for the Russian secret police, the KGB, a Russian Communist leader decided to come to the aid of some Afghan Communists and sent Russian troops into the land. About ten years later, and thousands of dead Russian soldiers later, the Russians departed that land of sorrow. Now, there is another Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, who has decided to send in the troops, this time, not to Afghanistan, but to Syria. Putin insists his soldiers will mainly be members of the air force or navy,no boots on the ground.

So, welcome, Vladimir to the mess in Syria. Send in your troops, sent in your air force, send in your navy. There will come a day when some Russian soldiers will be killed on the streets of Damascus,and Vladimir will demand revenge.Again Russian troops will die.

Barack, just remember, there is NO western solution to the mess in Syria, remain out and let them fight it out. In the end, Muslims must solve their own problems.

Keep Gun Laws In Place

At the age of 85 I have lived through some interesting events in the history of the United States of America. Perhaps, the most unusual is the shift in how Courts interpret the Constitution concerning the issue of guns. As a child growing up in New York City we confronted Courts that made possession of guns a criminal offense. Their decisions were supported by the US Supreme Court. But,these are now different times and instead of the Mafia or criminals from Europe who arrived at the turn of the twentieth century and gained control of crime, we now have untold nut cases out there seeking their moment of fame.

The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that colleges that attempted to ban guns on the campus exceeded their authority. “Oregon law actually forces colleges to allow guns on campus ground.” Oh,and concealed weapons are also legal


Republicans On Guns

We tend to forget there is one party that is completely united in the task of preserving our beloved Constitution and our way of life –or, if you prefer, our way of death. Republicans are ready to stand up for freedom,democracy,and the right to shoot.Just listen to these voices of calmness in the midst of anti-gun hysteria:

Bill O’Reilly: These shooting are simply “the cost of our freedom that allows insecure people to kill so many people.”

Jeb Bush: “Stuff just happens. There is always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something. But,it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.”

Donald Trump:”Because you have sick people. They happen to be intelligent.And you know,they can be as sick as hell and they’re geniuses in a certain way. They are going to be able to break the system.”

I must confess that Donald Trump has way of explaining issues so that one is left wondering how in hell did I wind up on the other side from Donald!

Some Rosebury Folks Happy

Every time there is a shooting and some folks get killed, we can thank God some people retain a sense of calm and decorum in the midst of hysteria by those who seek to stamp on the US Constitution. The owner of the Rosebury Gun Shop shouted the good news that always accompanies shootings and killings. “I’ve just ordered some more ARs(assault rifles). There’s always a rush on them after a big shooting. We can’t keep the stuff on the shelves.” There is now a cardboard cutout of President Obama with a sign saying: “Gun Salesman Of The Year.”

I do not believe those opposing the right to own a gun and kill people grasp the economic importance of shootings. If you would step back from anger and examine the economic importance of a few gun deaths, you might change your mind. Consider such shootings as the recent one in Oregon as simply a job-creating exercise to restore economic health to this nation.

I guess those liberals opposing guns want to keep gun deaths in the hands of those Mexicans and deprive native born Americans from helping this nation to prosper!

Why Bibi Netanyahu Will Fail

Israel Prime Minister is no boasting that he alone knows how to work with regional Arab leaders in defeating the forces of evil led by terrorists in Iran and ISIS. “Common dangers are clearly bringing Israel and its Arab neighbors together as we confront the dangers of Iran and ISIS.” In other words, Bibi believes there is some form of coalition between the Shiite Iranians and the Sunni ISIS. So, he wants the governments of Egypt and Saudi Arabia and Jordan to link together and beat the bad guys.

1. Saudi Arabia leaders are the enemy of most Islamic groups fighting in the region. Saudi leaders represent the forces of corruption and lack of concern for poor people. They are the elite, not the common people in the region.

2. Iran has absolutely NO connection to ISIS. Iran is aiding Iraq TO FIGHT ISIS.

3. Let me see,Bibi, do you actually believe being an ally of Jews will resonate with most Muslims in the region!

4. Let me see,Bibi, do you actually believe Muslims are going to ally with a nation that persecutes Muslims on the West Bank and in Israel!

5. Why would any Muslim in the region ally with Israel which refuses to allow Muslims to have their own nation!

Bibi, your talk goes great with Republicans in the US, but these folks have nothing to do with the Middle East.

Why ISIS Wins?

Latest figures indicate that during the past two years nearly 30,000 new recruits have entered Syria and Iraq to assist ISIS in its goal of creating a Muslim society in those countries. The US military just spent FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS to train Syrian soldiers to fight ISIS or any other bad group opposed to President Assad. The end result was NINETY SOLDIERS who fled at the first sign of the enemy. I believe we now have five men ready to fight. So, what went wrong for us and right for ISIS?

1. ISIS establishes law and order in a city. After fifteen years of terror and chaos most just want some law and order in their lives.

2. ISIS ends all corruption. If you own a business, no more paying out to terror groups.

3. ISIS restores basic services like electricity.

4. ISIS establishes schools for children. OK, they just study the Koran, but they are in a school

5. ISIS restores traditional roles for women–cook, clean and have sex with your hubby.

6. ISIS emphasizes they are Muslims.

In other words, ISIS establishes some form of normality for people.

And, best of all, ISIS is composed of fellow Muslims, not those associated with Western forces.

IN other words, ISIS soldiers are fighting for their beliefs,not for money!

Why We Failed In Iraq

Every Republican candidate for President yells the same mantra–Obama refused to leave American soldiers and once they are president there will be more boots on the ground. Not a single one has the faintest idea why a decade after Saddam Hussein was defeated and then executed, there is nothing but chaos in Iraq. So, what went wrong?

1. The Americans disbanded the Iraq Army and allowed one million men to head home with arms. Nothing was done to work with Iraq officers to establish law and order. If there was one thing those dudes understood was how to impose law and order.

2. At the time of 9/11 Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, at best,numbered about 2,000. The US invasion opened opportunities for al-Qaeda to recruit thousands of followers determined to drive out the infidels. Guess who were the “infidels?”

3. Since day one of the end of Saddam, one corrupt group of Iraq leaders after another group of corrupt leaders has been in charge of Iraq

4. Actually, Joe Biden at the time uttered some common sense– establish a federal concept in which Sunni Iraqis had their own state. This would have destroyed al-Qaeda.

5. Bush folk pushed for installation of Prime Minister Maliki whose goal was to crush Sunnis and allow his pals to get rich while running Iraq.


Yes, Carly,we need more boots on the ground.

Why We Failed In Afghanistan

Well,the city of Kunduz has fallen to the Taliban, and things are back to normal in Afghanistan. It is now fifteen years since US troops along with members of the Northern Alliance swept through Afghanistan and sent Taliban forces fleeing for their lives. American leaders breathed a sigh of relief that vengeance had now been achieved for the infamous 9/11 attack. We had WON. We had beaten the bBAD GUYS and now peace and prosperity would return to Afghanistan. Hurrah!

Fifteen years have passed and now the DEFEATED TALIBAN are back in control of a major city. I have no doubt they will be driven from the city only to find another city to capture. So, why are they so successful and why are Afghan soldiers not?

1. The Taliban impose honesty in a village.

2. The Taliban end corruption in a village.

3. The Taliban are NOT connected to any Western forces.

4. The Taliban play to historic prejudices against equality of women.

5. The Taliban promise respect for the Muslim religion.

6. Taliban soldiers BELIEVE IN SOMETHING.