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.

Baltimore Cops Suspended

Dawn breaks somewhere in America and another person is dead at the hand of our police. NO, that person was not a Muslim terrorist, he was simply a member of the police force. Finally, the deputy Police Commissioner of Baltimore has suspended six cops for the murder of Fred Gray. As deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez put it: When Mr. Gray was put in the van, he could talk, he was upset. And, when he was taken out of the van, he could not talk, and he could not breathe. We don’t have any procedures that have an officer riding in the back of the van with a suspect.” We do know that Mr. Gray had asked the police for an asthma inhaler but none was provided.

Fox News report: Six police officers in the city of Baltimore were savagely attacked by a man who breathed on them with the intent of getting them sick. Police gallantly fought back and ended this terrorist attack.

Rush Limbaugh: Liberal do gooders will be out tomorrow picketing and complaining because Baltimore police prevented a possible Muslim terrorist attack. These brave police saved the lives of thousands of people when they subdued a man who had a knife in his pocket. However, it is still unclear if this man was a suicide bomber ready to murder all who got in his way.

Oh well, add your own version about the terrorist who needed an inhaler to breathe.

Terrorists Or Freedom Fighters?

A war is raging in Yemen, and it is clear that if a soldier who kills someone is allied with American or Saudi Arabian forces, his act is considered to be a blow for democracy. However, if a soldier murders an innocent person and that soldier is part of the Saudi Arabian coalition, this is a blow for freedom. Saudi planes just bombed the capital of Yemen, Sana’s and the result was a massive explosion which undoubtedly led to the death of some bad people. Let us clear up this situation:

1. The United States of America has been supplying arms to the government of Yemen. However, it is doubtful if these people were elected in a free election.

2. The Houthi minority in Yemen has been fighting the government for years WITHOUT ANY AID FROM IRAN. Actually, Iran decided to back them AFTER they had gained power.

3. When America supports any government in the Middle East, then, by definition, we are supporting forces of democracy. Tell that one to thousands in Egyptian prisons.

America continues believing the central issue is war and death. I do not oppose supporting those fighting ISIS with weapons. BUT, unless there is an economic plan to provide jobs and meaningful work to the masses, all the guns will not win any war. It is time to end the idea that groups supported by the US are “forces of democracy.” Frankly, it is difficult finding any group right now which can claim to support democracy and peace in the Middl East.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Norway, Norway Post: “Winter Holiday Begins”

Sorry, when winter has gone and springtime has come…

USA, aol: “Get Off My Lawn!”

In Texas, going on another’s Lawn is an invitation to death.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Noses Can Backfire”

Achoo to this point.

Canada, Toronto Star: “I Am Not Afraid”

Words American wealthy when it comes to higher taxes from this Congress.

Sweden, Local: “First Donut In Space”

Gee, I remember when we had people in space!

Nothing New On Hate Front

It is April 20, 1953 and we are in the United States of America. It is a rainy day in Chicago, but I assume some place in this fair land, the sun is shining brightly. There are two things that one can always be certain of in this fair land, millionaires are happy and some black man is dead at the hands of some policemen who feared for their lives. The death of Freddie Gray is still unclear. This is what we do know:

1. Mr. Gray was 25 years old.

2. Mr. Gray was in the city of Baltimore.

3. Some cops were riding on bicycles.

4. Mr. Gray did something or spoke something that made police fear for their lives.

5. It is possible that Mr. Gray had a knife in his hands.

This is what we do know:

1. Mr. Gray’s body had three broken vertebrae.

2. According to the family lawyer, William Murphy: “while in custody, his spine was 80%severed at his neck.”

3. Mr.Gray was shoved into police van

4. Mr. Gray is dead after going into coma.

5. The event occurred in Baltimore.

Just another day. Too bad Mr. Gray was not carrying a concealed weapon in the state of Texas. No one would have bothered him!

Send Out The Loonies

In two weeks the people of Great Britain will elect a new government. The good news is that the notorious anti-immigrant UKip is slowly, but surely declining in its attraction to the people of England. The leader of UKip, Nigel Farage is in trouble and may not even win the district in which he must win in order to serve in Parliament. His UKip won about 37% of the vote in elections for the European Parliament, but latest polls indicate only about 13% of people in Great Britain will vote for it. UKip believes that all economic problems in their fair land will end once those terrible immigrants can no longer come to merry old England. Of course, those dirty old immigrants do the jobs that native born Englishmen refuse to take such as picking up the garbage of picking crops. In modern times those who most oppose immigration are those who most oppose any sort of work that entails hard physical labor. Perhaps, we can make robots to do that work and then dispense with those immigrants.

The race is a tight one between the Labor Party led by Ed Miliband and the Conservatives led by David Cameron. At this point, Labor has 36% to 33% for the Conservatives. At least give some credit to David Cameron who summed up the UKip very succinctly: “a bunch of fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists.” Enough said.

Send In The Millionaire

There is a recurring idea which is spreading across this planet– if your nation is experiencing difficulties, simply find the nearest millionaire and he will restore prosperity. I assume this theory is based upon the concept that if someone can make millions for himself, then he can make money for the rest of his society. Juha Sipila is a millionaire who resides in the nation of Finland. He has made gobs of money and like any decent thinking rich guy he understands how to make dough. And, when it comes to being rich there are several ideas to always keep in mind:

1. Pay low wages to those who work for you.

2. Don’t bother with unimportant things such as benefits for those who help you become rich.

3. And, always, always fight for lower taxes on the income of job creators.

Mr. Sipila is a former technocrat. He has a program: freeze wages, reduce government expenditures, oppose any money for a bailout of Greece since they are lazy folk from southern Europe, and keep out the migrants. Naturally, this program will restore prosperity. OK, he only received 49 seats out of 200, but what the heck, make him president and good times will come back.

Question: does the wage freeze apply to those who are wealthy businessmen?

Putin Seeks Peace With World

TIME magazine has anointed the leader of Russia with the mantle of glory by listing him as among the most important people on this planet. The old KGB thug is now a renowned and important person not only in Russia but within the entire world. The Great Leader enjoys this position of power, it enables him to be heard by one and all. Heck, within Russia, there are millions who adore a man who has restored “glory”k to the Motherland. Putin wants the world to know that his only thoughts are for peace and prosperity. He regards himself as a champion for peace. As he informed the world, “we have disagreements on several issues on the international agenda. But at the same time there is something that unites us. I mean general efforts directed at making the world economic more democratic.”

So, there, Putin has come out for democracy. How can his opponents, at least those not in jail or dead, argue that this Great Leader opposes the path of democracy? Of course, his definition of that word is somewhat different from that employed in other areas of the world. Let me explain”

The Putin definition of democracy is that when he speaks, others listen. The Putin definition of democracy is that no one opposes his ideas. Very simple, and very clear.

Death Of Migrants

These days, pick up a newspaper and one discovers that dozens of migrants have died on the trip from Africa to the shores of Italy. That nation has become the destination of those seeking to escape the horrors of poverty and death. Perhaps, it is only appropriate for someone who may die if he remains at home to die on the trip to a more bountiful place. Whether it is Libya or Mali or Nigeria of any of the lands lying on the north end of the African continent, to remain at “home” is to remain at potential death. Those inhabiting the northern regions of the continent of Africa are the modern migrants. In the era of my parents, millions fled from eastern Europe or Italy seeking a new home in the promised land of America. What can be done to aid these people since modern nations do not wish to welcome migrants who come from “undesirable lands?”

1. There is need for a massive modern Marshall Plan that would enable these areas to develop economies that produce jobs.

2. There is need for the world to cease providing dictators with modern weapons since each dollar spent to obtain weapons of death leads invariably to more deaths in their own land.

3. There is need for a modern African Union armed force that can provide security to those African nations under threat from forces such as Boko Haram.

4. There is need for Muslim clerics to assume leadership for peace.

Enable migrants to find peace and a level of prosperity at home and they will not venture along the road of death.

Palestinian Terrorism

The Palestinian Authority has given evidence to the government of Israel that it is a dangerous source of potential violence. In most areas of the Middle East, thousands of militants seek to avenge their God by engaging in brutal violence. They behead people, they murder the innocent, they impose sharia law, they drive from their homes anyone who is Christian. Violence is the norm in many Middle Eastern nations. However, regardless of what ISIS has or can do, it can never match the violent behavior of the Palestinian Authority. Yes, this group of terrorists led by President Mahmoud Abbas did the ultimate in violence and brutality. It joined the International Criminal Court! Just imagine, Muslims seeking to participate in resolving differences in a court of law!

The Israel government has withheld tax revenues from the Palestinian Authority because it decided to join the International Criminal Court. Just think, Israel would have to engage in legal conflict with Palestinian political leaders! Finally,the Israel government will give Palestinians their own money. Wow. And, Bibi Netanyahu argues that Muslims seek death and destruction.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 8 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

For many in America the word, Racism, is a dirty word.

I still do not understand how we Americans got in the world of guns.

Every nut case claims God is on his side. Does God take sides is the question?

What ever happened to the old idea that one checked one’s guns with the sheriff?

There are days when I wonder how America became modern America.

Some so love to chop off heads, some so love to bomb people. The end result is the same–Death!

I wonder if there was a single day on planet Earth when no one was murdered?