Category Archives: Christianity

The Cockroach On The Plate

I have spent my life working in the cause of human rights since my time in the US Army when I assisted in integrating the US Seventh Army in Germany. But, ever once and a while I encounter a story about “human rights” that blows my mind. This story appeared on Martin Luther King day, and I am certain if he was still alive this fighter for human rights would have grabbed the first plane to South Africa and stood shoulder to shoulder with two women who were willing to risk their very lives in order to further the cause of and end to bigotry in their land. Lesedi Mouche and a friend were sitting in a restaurant in Rosebank, South Africa when they noticed a cockroach on their luncheon plate.

Let me get this straight:

1.Two black women were in a restaurant.

2. The restaurant was owned by black people.

3. A cockroach appeared on the scene.

4. The two women are taking this case to the South African Human Rights Commission.

Ah, for the days when King confronted bullies and bigots, if only he had to confront cockroaches in his fight for equal rights. Then again, what about the rights of cockroaches!!

Banish Winter TV Blues

The onset of winter leads to a sense of the blues in those areas of the nation in which people must endure winter weather and snow. We offer some tips on how society can end the blues for those who must endure this form of despair:

1. No more TV shows in which Mike Huckabee declaims about the evil un-American folks who live on the west or east shows. Last night on Jon Stewart he insisted those on the coasts are not really true Americans. Sorry Mike, but a few million men from the east and west coasts risked their lives in World War II, the Korean War, and the war in Vietnam. Exactly what did the chubby minister of God ever do to help save America?

2. An end to Beyonce and her demanding body. Frankly, she turns me off with her pseudo sense of power.

3. I would be so happy watching a TV show in which Rupert Murdoch explains why he created Fox News for we Americans. Or, he can head home to Australia and pester those people.

4. Allow me to watch a football game on TV without having to hear those inane comments from the blond haired woman on the sidelines who thinks she knows something about a game she never played.

5. I would so love to go to the movies and watch a film in which there was an issue other than than walking zombies and ghouls.

Oh well, at least the snow is pleasant to look at.

Putin Hates Charlie

There are many demonstrations in areas of Russia in which Muslims live. In a nation that refuses to allow demonstrations about human rights and even sends to jail those who dare protest about anything, the nation of Russia these days is witnessing thousands of people in the street yelling and screaming about those horrible people in France who dared to draw a cartoon. In the city of Grozny, capital of Chechnya, a land in which thousands of Muslims were murdered by Russian troops, thousands flocked to the streets in order to demand another beheading or murder of cartoonists. They carried signs insisting “I Love My Prophet Muhammed.” A Russian spokesperson said: “you and I see how European journalists and politicians utter false slogans about free speech and democracy.” Yes, in Putin Russia where thousands of Muslims have been killed by the government, Muslims are upset at cartoons in France!

There is something horribly wrong among Muslims in Russia who are joining hands with the devil who murdered Muslims. I have a hunch a few cartoons is more helpful to the cause of Muslims than aiding Putin in his campaign against freedom in Russia.

Karl Marx Was Right!

The demise of the Soviet Union led most people to conclude the ideas of Karl Marx were wrong for the world. A brutal dictatorship which murdered millions of innocent people and stifled any ability of people to inhabit a world of ideas resulted in few accepting the precepts of Karl Marx. First of all, Marx never urged establishment of a leadership that killed members of the working class nor did he urge gulags and death camps for poor people. The society created by Joseph Stalin was NEVER the dream of Karl Marx. Unfortunately, the ideas of Marx were never followed by those who claimed to be his intellectual children. Let’s examine the record of what Karl Marx actually DID say:

1. He forecast that wealthy capitalists would dominate the economic life of society. FACT: The latest count is that 1% of the wealthiest humans have more wealth than the other 99%.

2. He predicted the gradual economic decline of the middle class. This is exactly what is happening in capitalist societies whether they be the United States of America or Greece.

3. He predicted that workers would feel alienated from their daily work. They would cease having pride in what they do. Just ask those working in fast food places or those in a part time job.

4. He predicted that religion would be an opiate that blinds people from reality. Check your daily newspaper or web site for confirmation of what he said.

5. He predicted that wealthy people would control government. Anyone who disagrees?

Karl Marx urged a society in which there was distribution of wealth based upon the principle of “from each according to his ability.” Sounds good to me!

Nigeria Has Bad Luck Of The Draw!

I assume that any nation whose leader has the name, Good Luck, would feel confident they are in the hands of someone who is the right person in the right place at the right time. Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa, and now has the largest gross national product. Its history resulted in a division within the country. Most people living in northern Nigeria are Muslim while most in the south are Christian. For the most part, presidents of Nigeria have tended to be from the Christian sector of the nation. During the past several years a group known as Boko Haram has been terrorizing the entire country, although most of its murders are in Muslim areas. These honker Muslims insist that “Western Education” is the source of all evil in the world. Just during the past year, they kidnapped over 300 Christian girls who were then given Muslim husbands. The current estimate is they murdered over four thousand people last year.

Nigeria does have an army. In fact, the Nigerian army is loaned out to the UN for peace keeping projects with the government and Army officers keeping most of the money. In a country of 170,000,000 people,the 25,000 Boko Bums have more weapons and fire power than the entire army of Nigeria. It is a rare event when Nigerian soldiers get their entire pay, let alone modern weapons with which to fight. Goodluck Jonathan is again running for president so he and his buddies can continue stealing money from oil revenues and not creating a modern army.

I think the people of Nigeria need a leader whose name is: Badluck Jonathan!

Poor Man’s Hero -Mitt, The Man Who Stands For Their Interests!

Finally, after years of Clinton and Bush and Obama the American people finally have a candidate who will represent the interests of poor people, the homeless, and our suffering middle class. For the third time, Mitt Romney has thrown his hat into the ring of political combat. Just listen to a candidate whose only thoughts and dreams are for those who lack a decent income: “It is a tragedy, a human tragedy, that the middle class in this country, by and large, doesn’t believe the future will be better than the past. We haven’t seen rising income over decades. The rich have gotten richer, inequality has gotten worse.” The poor man’s rich hero is ready to come to the rescue of those without. When was the last time that someone who had millions took and interest in the plight of those without? If we elect Mitt as President, thence can expect:

1. He will cut taxes on the wealthy because these caring, loving men and women on Wall Street have but one dream- ensure that every American can afford a million dollar house just like them!

2. He will end apartments for the homeless so they can cease living on government handouts and get handouts the old free enterprise way- stand on the street corner with hands out.

3. He will help every young American become healthier by ending Food Stamps which force people to purchase cheap unhealthy foods. Check the garbage cans in the back of upscale restaurants and feast on good food!

4. Mitt believes in the “trickle down theory” of economics. As the rich get richer, then they spend more money which results in jobs for everyone who wants to earn $7.25 an hour. If Mitt can only get this theory into practice, then every American will have an opportunity to get a job. After all Andrew Carnegie began as a poor boy and wound up as a multi-millionaire. Becoming rich can happen if you BELIEVE it can happen.

5. Mitt will push through a law that states in clear English- every American child must have parents who earn at least $100,00o0 a year.

I so await talks from President Romney how he wound up rich, the trick is to be born to a wealthy dad or mom!

Gun Rights For Kids!

I admit my frustration with the current leadership of the National Rifle Association. I assumed those leading this great American institution would support the rights of Americans to possess a weapon of their choice. I was shocked and amazed when police in Evansville, Indiana took away a gun from an American citizen and there was not a word of protest from the NRA! A mother in that town who is divorced and going steady with Michael Barnes, a God fearing wonderful son of America, decided that her two year old son was ready to play with guns. So, he had the boy place a 40 caliber gun in his mouth. Remember, it is NEVER too early to get our red blooded boys familiar with the working of a gun. OK, so Michael has committed a few robberies, so did many great American gun heroes like Dillinger or Jesse James.

What is so wrong with allowing a two year old to play with a gun? Once he understands that guns are great to suck on, the next step is he will be ready to fire this weapon of love. So, where is the NRA on this issue? We need to rewrite the 2nd Amendment to read: “Every American citizen from birth on has the right to defend him or herself with a weapon of their choice!

Fights I Would Love To Observe

The other day while having a cup of coffee my mind wandered into fantasy and I pondered fights that I would love to witness.

1. Sarah Palin vis Vladimir Putin in a wrestling match.

2. John Boehner vs Mitch McConnell is a fight over which one can utter the most platitudes.

3. Ted Cruz vs Rush Limbaugh in a contest as to who can shit the most.

4. Marco Rubio vs any Castro brother in speeches as to who best loves Cuba.

5. Fox News commentators vs a machine that contains factual information.

6. Pope Francis vs a right wing Cardinal in a praying duel as to who best represents what God desires.

7. Harvad law student Barack Obama vs an old fashioned political boss debating how to reach the average American.

8. ISIS vs al-Qaeda in a shooting match for who is the best terrorist.

Bibi Netanyahu Is One Tough Dude!

Let me make clear that the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinians is the result of missed opportunities by both Arab nations, Palestinian leaders and heads of the Israel government. ALL sides in t his conflict come close to an agreement and then walk away for one reason or another. No one in the Middle East has clean hands. But, this is the current reality: Israel has the power to reach an agreement, and the Palestinian Authority must be strong in order to respond to proposals for resolution of the conflict. Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has decided to play the hate card in order to prove to Israelis that he is a strong man who does not bow before adversity. His government announced that it would not provide the Palestinian Authority of tax revenues which means this government would be out $127 million in order to run the society over which in theory it governs. Israel President Reuven Rivlin attempted to make clear that for the safety of Israel, the “Palestinian Authority must remain functioning.” The United States State Department “conveyed to the Israelis that freezing tax revenues is an action that raises tensions.”

What would occur if the Palestinian Authority ceased to exist?

1. Israel would be responsible for the daily government of this area.

2. Palestinians would, de facto, become part of Israel. Does this mean they would have the right to vote?

A Palestine without its own government is the nightmare of Israel! Wake up Israelis to reality!

Ukraine Just Wants Peace

In a recent interview with Der Spiegel, Arsenly Yatsenyuk, head of Ukraine discussed his nations conflict with Vladimir Putin. As he pointed out, “the European Union is always playing by the rules.(but) Putin plays with the rules.” Unfortunately, Ukraine is so close to Russia and so far from God or Western Europe. Make a long spit from Ukraine and you have hit the land of Russia. The Ukraine leader is a realist. “A military solution would not be the best solution to deter Russia from further aggression.” Ukraine’s reality is that Vladimir Putin has one thought in mind. “His survival depends on land grabs of foreign territories. He need new annexations.” For some reason, the people of Russia are anxious for more land grabs because it restores their pride in being a “great nation.”

Ukraine is going to build a 1,243 mile wall on the border of Russia. Sorry, this is not a good idea. The solution lies with being firm, developing the economy of his nation, getting people back to work. Those regions which of his land which so love Mother Russia will sing a new tune if people in Ukraine are living in a modern economy. “The European Union remains our dream.” So, work for that dream and don’t waste money on walls.