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.

Plight Of Rohingya

I realize there are few Americans who give a damn about the Muslim Rohingya who live in the Buddhist nation of Myanmar and are subject to brutality and oppression. Sheldon Adelson is willing to give millions to any politician whose only concern is about Israel, but, unfortunately, there is no Muslim billionaire in America who is willing to give millions to our politicians if they would provide assistance to people who are being brutalized, raped and killed by the religious folk known as Buddhists. Thousands of Rohingya have fled in ships to Muslim nations such as Indonesia or Malaysia only to be told-“get the hell out of our waters and go back to death in Myanmar.” Some are demanding that the Association of Southeastern Nations (ASEAN) should expel Myanmar whose behavior is horrendous. A Muslim leader, Nasruddin, has posed some questions: “Where are the ASEAN nations? Why are they silent?”

Good questions. If Israel did something evil, then Muslim nations are shouting war and violence. If a Buddhist nation does something evil to Muslims, we only hear the silence of indifference.

Ramadi, Ramadi Has Fallen

The city of Ramadi has fallen to the nut cases of ISIS because the United States does not wish to cooperate with Iranian leaders in dealing with real problems facing Iraq. The US insists that any group in Iraq which has ties to Iran can not take part in the fight against ISIS. Here is the reality:

1. 30% of Iraq is composed of Sunnis.

2. Iran “advisors” are working with Shiite groups to defeat ISIS.

3. The only way to defeat ISIS is by combining Sunni and Shiite forces.

4. President Obama, the issue right now is ISIS, it is not Iran influencing the government of Iraq.

5. Reality is that President Bush defeated the Sunni leaders of Iraq and turned the government over to Shiite leaders who look to Iran.

Face up to reality. Sunni military forces must be used and they must be led by Sunni officers. If we want to defeat ISIS then bring together all those who oppose this murderous force.

During World War II, the anti-Communist Prime Minister Winston Churchill, upon hearing that Germany had invaded the Soviet Union, offered aid to the Russians. “I will shake hands with the Devil himself if it means saving England.” President Obama might learn from Winston Churchill.

No Indian Whoops Of Joy

The politically correct folk in the United States of America are really obsessed with the issue of what to call those whose ancestors were living in this country before the arrival of Europeans. I am told that employing the term, “Indian” is not correct and those people should be called, “Native Americans.” The word, “American” comes from Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer who never stepped foot in what we term the United States of America. So, why the hell should I call someone whose ancestors were Cherokee or Iroquois after some Italian?? Anyway, these days, the politically correct cops are on the lookout for any manifestation of insult to Native Americans. Ms. Loretta Sanchez is seeking the nomination for US Senator from the state of California and she let out an Indian whoop on her cell phone that somehow was heard across the state of California.

Frankly, I don’t give a damn if someone whoops for joy or just shouts “Geronimo” while departing a plane as US paratroopers shouted during World War II. Sanchez now stands accused of insulting all those who are either Indians or Native Americans or whatever.

SingWrong Tune In Turkey

There are moments in life when one no longer is surprised at what SOME Muslims consider to be against the will of God. Throughout human history people throughout the world have played music and sung and drawn pictures. Name a human society without some form of music, name a human society without some form of singing? A young Turkish girl named Mutle Kaya just loved to sing and sing. A Turkish musical star, Sibel Can, heard her lovely voice and encouraged her to enter a contest. Alas, some members of her father’s tribe or clan or whatever, decided that she had become possessed by evil spirits and after sending death threats they physically attacked the girl.

During the year 2014 in Turkey, at least 294 women were murdered for some form of incorrect behavior. Just add singing to the list. I wonder if women in Turkey can sing in the shower?

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

It is Monday, someone got shot in Texas, so what is new?

I await a day that does not begin with news of another person deciding to run for the Republican nomination for president.

American politics has shifted from comedy to farce.

I wonder if there was ever a day in the history of this planet when some life form did not die due to violence?

Some are born to die, some to live.

I have a hunch that Jesus just won’t return until guaranteed he will not be shot.

How about resurrecting the body of Ronald Reagan and having it run for president?

Here Comes Saudi Arabia!

The nation of Saudi Arabia has a new king, he, naturally is in his seventies since to lead Saudi Arabia one must be elderly and among the God knows how many sons of the former King? King Salman, this is the short version of his name, is ready for action. He has initiated as bombing campaign in Yemen in order to halt the Houthi advance. There are some questions about his appointment of 30 year old Prince Mohammad bin Salman since who ever heard of a man in his thirties taking any leadership role in Saudi Arabia? Guys in this age should be devoting their time to making babies, not to making war. Anyway, the prince wants t he world to know that the King “is the one who is directing, not only the military operations in Yemen, but all important issues of internal and external affairs.”

This is the problem in Saudi Arabia, elderly guys with absolutely NO military experience are involved in directing military policy. Sorry, King Salman, but bombing Yemen will not end the Houthi advance. Oh, it will cause the death of thousands and lead to the growth of Houthi military armed forces.

Has anyone in Saudi Arabia contemplated the idea of allowing young secular minded military leaders to have some say in what happens in the war against the Houthi?

Republican Follies Opens The Show

I do not know if this is good news or bad news, but John Bolton has announced that he would not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Now, you might ask, “who the hell is John Bolton?” He was the UN representative of the Bush administration. On the other hand, George Pataki has announced that he might seek the Republican nomination. Now, you might ask: “who the hell is George Pataki?” He did serve as governor of New York state. Stand by for the latest description of the greatest show in town– who is the Republican candidate for president in 2016?

1. Lindsay Graham, the US senator from the state of South Carolina has informed America: “Tomorrow morning(today) I will be giving an important update on my 2016 plans and I want to make sure you are able to hear it.” I have a funny feeling no one other than Lindsay will be paying any attention to his decision.

2. As of this date we have yet to hear from Donald Trump or Rick Perry or Sarah Palin as to their desires to run for president. Again, I do not know if this is good or bad news for the Republican party.

I wonder if it would be beneficial for potential candidates to present themselves to a play director and have that person decide as to who should be the lead in the play of 2016 titled: “Running for President.”
It will be a comedy in three acts: Act 1: Deciding to run. Act 2: Running in the Primary. Act 3: Running for President.

I can guarantee this will be one funny play.

P.S. George H.W. Bush only served on term as president, why shouldn’t he run for a second term?

Confusion In Israel

The only thing certain about Israel is the failure within the nation to create a government that represents both domestic and foreign policies that will bring prosperity and peace to the people of the nation. Most observers have lost track as to the number of “ministers with portfolios” who currently constituted the Cabinet of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In order to forge a government, Bibi has given “government portfolios” to just about every group in order to get the 61 seats necessary to form a “majority government.” There are Cabinet officials who seek to focus on restoring economic sense, there are Cabinet ministers whose main goal is protecting the rights of religious Jews not to serve in the army and to receive government benefits in order to “study the Torah.”

There is no coherent foreign policy that would center upon working in a cooperative manner with the Obama administration. Instead, the goal of Netanyahu is to work with Republican congressmen in order to have them take over foreign policy in America. What could Netanyahu do?

1. Work with the Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog and form a government that would work for peace with Palestinians and end the control of religious fanatics in Israel. There is no difference between a Muslim clergy and a Jewish clergy when it comes to focusing upon uniting a nation by including those who do not believe clergy should be in government.

2. How about apologizing to President Obama and appointing an ambassador who is not the buddy of Republicans in Congress?

Ramada And ISIS

Two months ago there were signs of an active attempt on the part of the government of Iraq to organize a successful fight against ISIS. For the moment it appeared as though leaders in Baghdad were ready to forget about sectarian concerns and seek to unite the nation against a foreign body that had entered. In order to be successful against ISIS it would have required the Shiite government in the capital to reach out to the 30% of Iraq citizens who are Sunni and seek a united front. This would require arming Sunni groups and offering them an important role in government. Alas, this never happened. It would have required the United States to cease opposing soldiers from Iran to play a role in the fight against ISIS. So, to no one’s surprise, the so called “fight against ISIS” has halted.

Instead of moving forward, the Iraq army is moving backwards. Units friendly to Iran have been kept out of the fight which has allowed ISIS to once again become successful. Sorry Barack, the Iraq government needs any and all soldiers ready to fight ISIS. It is time to unite with Iran and destroy the main enemy–ISIS!

Does President Obama have any logical foreign policy for the Middle East??

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

I think Jeb bush should divorce his brother if he wants to win an election.

I do not believe a single Republican candidate ever served in the armed forces, but they sure want to be a general.

Always take a deep breath before sending someone off to die.

I have mixed feelings about the death penalty.

There sure is a heck of water on this planet but God sure made a boo boo in making so little of it drinkable.

I never did see the reason to have a beautiful lawn, then again, I was raised on the streets of New York.

I doubt that God would take a vacation on this planet.