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.

A Cop Gone Wild

People in America are displaying their concern for behavior of  SOME policemen by refusing to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance or lie down or stage  peaceful demonstrations in Charlotte, North Carolina. Frankly, it is impossible to keep up with the shootings,t the demonstrations, the anger, the response by defenders of police that the only ones who are guilty are those who protest. However,in Tulsa County, District Attorney Kunsweiller has filed criminal charges against officer Betty Shelby for the murder of Terence Crutcher.

He charges that she “unlawfully and unnecessarily”shot and killed him when he had his hands in the air. We have TV footage, we have clear evidence that Mr. Crutcher did not have a  gun,nor was he under the influence of drugs. The criminal charge does bring some sort of closure to one case, but there are many others which will never result in any charges against any police.

Unfortunately, until there are new procedures in place within police departments to handle black skinned men who are charged with some crime, the end result will be another shooting, another upsurge of angry protestors.and more claims by Donald Trump that the victims are members of the police.

Philippine Police Gone Crazy

Believe it or not, but a Donald Trump clone has been elected president of the Philippines. Rodrigo Détente talks like Donald, he threatens like Donald, he has the same respect for law as Donald, but, in this case, he IS the president of a nation. Duterte has told police, he has told the armed forces, heck, he has told any vigilante who wants to settle a score with someone that all they have to do is claim that person is a drug dealer. “If you follow my orders you can’t have any problems. I will not allow any soldier or policeman to get jailed.

Pregnant Ruth Jane Tomdno,was in bed with her husband and children when the door burst open, and some men with masks entered. They “killed my husband like a pig.” It turned out they  shot the wrong person, he husband was NOT a drug dealer. However, the masked men will probably get a financial reward, and, if soldiers, a medal for bravery.”

Police Gone Strange

The only certainty we have these days is that at some point,somewhere, somehow, a black skinned person will be shot by the police whose task in life is to prevent people from getting shot. Among the latest examples is Tawon Boyd. He felt himself not functioning in a normal way, so Mr.Boyd called 911 in order to have police come to his house, and get him to the  hospital. Somehow, the 911 operator came to the conclusion that a woman in the background was complaining about Mr. Boyd. What followed would not be believed if this was a movie.

The police arrived, Mr. Boyd went to the police car, became disoriented, and then ran to a neighbor’s house and asked him to call the police. Police followed him, grabbed him,and then several pushed him to the ground, and one got him in choke hold, and soon Boyd was dead. At one point his grandmother urged the police to be careful, she was told to shut up, and the police continued aiding Mr.Boyd by killing Mr.Boyd.

Is there something bizarre with this story? NO gun was found, no drugs were found but somehow the end result was–DEATH.

Suicide Gone Crazy

Chelsea Manning used to be a he before he became a she. As a soldier in the Iraq war he came into possession of numerous classified information, and decided to reveal what he had learned to the public. His court martial resulted in a prison sentence and for the past few years she has been at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Ms.Manning decided to commit suicide,but failed. Unknown to most Americans is the act of attempting suicide is also a court martial offense.

Ms.Manning was punished for her suicide attempt. She has been placed in solitary confinement for 14 days on ground: “she interfered with the orderly running, safety and good order  and discipline of the facility.” Some studies indicate that people who attempt suicide and are placed in solitary confinement stand a 73% probability of succeeding in their suicide while in solitary confinement.

So, who are the nut cases at Fort Leavenworth?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

In the Wild West, the code was for the sheriff not to shoot until the bad guy first reached for his gun.

Trump always has a plan, his plan is to have a plan.

Explain how this vulgar, hating  person is a candidate for president.

Imagine: the fate of our world depends upon a debate!

The horror of Syria is a metaphor to modern life.

Social media encourages words rather than specificity of plans.

Republicans blame Barack Obama for just about all ills in the world.

Imagine: Mitt Romney these days is a great candidate for president.

I would so love to be with the Bush family on Monday night.

Ted Cruz has one goal in life–to get  Power!

For police, the new slogan should be–shoot last.

There is such hate in the souls of Republicans these days.

Ah, these days, Canada looks like a  wonderful nation.

God definitely has taken a vacation from planet Earth.

Culture Of Police

Recent events make clear the importance of rethinking the basic core of police practices. In situation after situation,the scene is always the same. A group of cops are surrounding the “perp,” they confront a man in his late twenties or in middle age, they are shouting at the man, he appears to look somewhat bewildered,and then, one of the cops shoots the man. In other words, police have been trained to shoot first, and never attempt to talk down the suspect without concluding in death. So, what must be changed in police training:

1. The goal is always to ensure that death is the LAST option.

2. Talk can continue, talk enables the suspect an opportunity to save his life.

3. Police have to learn there are OPTIONS other than death.

4. In every tense situation, one does not have to assume the suspect will blast away with a gun.

5. The person being confronted is a SUSPECT, not a person out to kill anyone.

6. The goal at ALL times is to prevent death to anyone.

7. One cannot assume the suspect has a gun.

8. There is always the option of hitting the suspect in a leg.

9. Police must always be CALM.

10. Be proud and feel successful if the suspect is captured alive.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Trump is right -we need to stop and frisk all black and Hispanic folks to keep America safe.

Police should practice day and night to hit a leg.

So, how many Americans will head for Canada if Trump wins?

Strange election, we have a low unemployment rate, and wages are rising for the working class. And,….

Social media is the new voice of hate in our society.

Those who lie the loudest these days are viewed as the voice of reason by many.

OK,it is now clear that a Muslim has been president of the USA for eight years.

The problem is not Donald Trump, the problem are the idiots who support him.

Let’s Sue Saudi Arabia

The United States Congress has passed a bill that would allow Americans whose families died in the9/11 attack to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. There is no doubt that important people in Saudi Arabia played some role in the attack. Osama bin Laden came from a family that was among the wealthiest people in the country. His dad gave him at least one hundred million dollars, and he used that money to foster terrorism in the world. So, what is wrong about allowing Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia?

It is common in the world for nations to be exempt from being sued. For example, there are thousands of people in the Middle East who have died as a result of American drone attacks, and incidents involving US military personnel. If Saudi Arabia can be sued, why not America? Of course, it would result in Palestinians suing the government of Israel for its illegal actions on the West Bank. Yes,the Saudi government has some responsibility for 9/11. Unfortunately,  the consequence of being able to sue a government has far reaching consequences.

A Republican Discusses Racism

Finally, finally, a Republican has openly stated the real view of Trump supporters about racism in America. Kathy Miller coordinates the Trump campaign in Mahoning County, Ohio. I offer her views without any editorial interruption.

“If you’re black, and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity,it was given to you.You’ve had the same schools everybody else went to. You had benefits to go to college that white kids didn’t have. You had all the advantages and didn’t take advantage of it. It’s not our fault,certainly.” Oh, she added: “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama became president.”

Reality, she  spoke openly what most Trump supporters want to express, but fear being termed a racist. And,most certainly, he comments were classic Donald Trump. After all, his children never got any Affirmative Action assistance!

Donald Wants Your Vote

I watched a Trump ad which discusses the goal of Donald Trump to make America Great Again. Naturally, I support the idea of America being Great, but am confused about the “again”comment. I did watch closely what the ad told me about Donald Trump.

1. He is a successful businessman. He creates jobs. OK, the only jobs that came across in this ad were –kitchen help, maids, guys who park cars, and people working gambling tables.

2. He wants to make America safe again.The assumption of the ad is that all America needs to be safe is for Donald Trump to say, he will make it safe.

3. There were a few clips of black skinned people. This undoubtedly proves that most African Americans support Trump.

4. Donald Trump wants to reduce government waste. I have now heard that promise from politicians since 1940. I assume this time, whatever we term, “waste” will disappear.

5. Donald Trump promised to be open about himself to voters.For some strange reason, not a word about his tax returns.

6. Donald loves children. Actually, not a word how he will display this love.

7, Donald loves women. He has the proof. Hillary only had one husband, he has  THREE wives!

Oh, I so love when he waves his hands to emphasize a point.