Category Archives: Muslims

Days Of Sorrow, Days Of Pain

Each murder of a young man whose crime was to have a black skin results in the same Kabuki drama. Fox News immediately has pundits who will explain that if we do not support our police, then crimes will spread like wild fire across the nation. Pert cute blond haired young women who read what is printed pretend they know something about crime and its sources. Hundreds, if not thousands will pour into the streets shouting demands for change in handling black men by the police. Authorities will announce a new study or formation of a new Commission that will produce a long detailed document which depicts the need for changes in training of police. The document will be discussed for a few days or weeks, and then disappear into the black hole of such reports only to be brought back to life twenty years from now when another tragedy occurs.

Perhaps, it is time to approach the entire process of policing a new way.

1. End the failed idea of “broken windows.” Minor crimes should be handled as minor crimes, not as the source of major ones.

2. Decriminalize many laws. OK, someone is selling single cigarettes, it is NOT a major crime. A police comment from cops to “move along” can handle such “crimes.’

3. Each policeman must understand that resort to a gun is the LAST action to be considered.

4. Allow the criminal to initiate action, not the cop.

Such steps will AVOID contact that leads to murder.

Let’s Play Chicken!

This is a very happy Christmas season for Americans as the price of oil goes down and down. For each drop in the price of oil, it means more money in the pockets of American consumers seeking to have a merry season with gobs of money around in order to purchase Xmas presents for loved ones. It is now clear that Santa does not live in the North Pole, but in the sands of Saudi Arabia. According to David Goldwyn, energy advisor to President Obama, “what we now have is a year long game of chicken. The Saudis are waiting to see the major oil producers can take.” Their plan is to make their enemies suffer. They are furious at Russia, Iran, and Syria which they regard as their enemies. ISIS is using smuggled oil in order to finance their terror attacks. The price has now hit about $60 a barrel. Each drop in the price means less and less cash for Russia or Syria.

Of course, as Saudi Arabia can control the price of oil, it also means that within five years the US will surpass Saudi Arabia in production of oil. Just think, we Americans can once again control the price of oil. I wonder what Vladimir Putin is thinking these days as he strides across the world imagining that he has power?

ISIS In Syria, Death In Pakistan

Over forty jeeps loaded with young men dressed in black entered the small Syrian town of Derna, the young men of the town were ordered to appear, they were informed of the necessity to shout their faith in the new leaders of their village, and ISIS claimed another victory in Syria. Naturally, the Western world is upset at the capture of a small town in Syria by those seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East, and then in the world. The reality is that this is a small town, it is not a significant town, it is more of a village than a town, but the US will now become upset. We can expect Fox News pundits who don’t have the faintest idea where the town is, but are certain this is yet another example of the failed Obama foreign policy in the Middle East.

Over in Pakistan, an important al-Qaeda leader, Adnan Shjukrijumah was killed by the Pakistan army. He had previously been indicted in the US for planing to plant explosives on the New York City subway. The reality that America fails to grasp is that killing an important terrorist simply means that a different terrorist will step up to assume leadership. That is the reality of modern guerrilla warfare. It was true in Vietnam a half century ago, and it is true today.

Another US Threat To Al-Qaeda

Another innocent human being was murdered by al-Qaeda, and another American President issued the usual response of informing the world that he considers such actions as a violation of international norms of behavior. Since 9/11 when President George Bush promised the nation that he would get the evil leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, it has become a new custom that America (1) issues and angry statement about the act, (2) promises that all evil doers will be murdered, and (3) adopts a somber and threatening tone to utter these remarks. What is the reality

1. Such comments please al-Qaeda leaders because they provide evidence that their actions are hurting the enemy.

2. Nothing changes, people will be killed. Sorry, that is reality.

How about responding with silence? That response would, at least, confuse al-Qaeda.

Chairman Ditka Speaks

I am currently a resident of the Chicago area and thus must read the words of former Chicago Bears linebacker, Mike Ditka whose political comments were widely spread during the past race for governor of the state of Illinois. Most probably, seeing his words actually repeated in the daily press about politics and world affairs gave this former football player the desire to share his wisdom on just about every event in recent times. We will not make any comments, just print his words of wisdom.

On whether of not Michael Brown had his hands up: “That’s note what happened.l I don’t know exactly what happened, but I know that’s not what happened.”

On climate change: “Look,I don’t know th at first thing about climatology, but let me tell you one thing about climatology. It’s a bunch of nonsense and I know its nonsense despite knowing absolutely nothing whatsoever about it.”

Benghazi: “I’ll tell you this much,I wasn’t there and have no idea what actually happened.But what happened was entirely the fault of the Obama administration’s fault. I don’t know whose fault it was, but I know it was their fault.”

On pancakes: “Never had a pancake. Not once, I am a waffle man. But if there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that pancakes are delicious.”

I believe that Mr. Ditka would make an excellent candidate for the Republican party in 2016. He can win on a platform based on the principle: I don’t Know but I do Know!

Bad Guys Acting Like Good Guys

It was many, many years ago back in the 1950s when I first entered the field of education. I was teaching an 8th grade class of Negro and Hispanic boys in a junior high school in Harlem. One day the boys asked me to explain what the heck was happening in the world and this is what I told them:

“During World War II the bad guys were the Germans and Japanese. The good guys were the Americans, the British and the Russians and Chinese. After the war ended, we decided that the bad Germans and Japanese really were the good guys, and the good guys Russians and Chinese were really the bad guys. So now we are friends with the former bad guys who are really good and the good guys are really bad guys. Is that clear?” They gazed at me as though I was stark raving crazy. Today, in Iraq, Iranian planes bombed ISIS. You know the bad Iranians are now working with their former enemies to kill the new bad guys.

Naturally, American authorities and Iranian authorities deny that Iranian planes are working in conjunction with Americans in Iraq to destroy ISIS. Admiral John Kirby wants the world to know: “Nothing has changed about our policy of not working with Iranians.” Oh, in Tehran, authorities deny they are cooperating with the evil nation of America.

Nothing has changed in life. We are all crazy!

Do You Have ADH4?

For many years I have wondered why Republicans so readily become drunk with power and go wild shouting words that have no relationship to reality. Say the word, OBAMA, and any supporter of the Republican party begins to stumble for the ability to express a clear idea. They are simply unable to allow coherent words to leave their lips. Finally, I have uncovered the reason for this incoherence. Scientists, just remember that any Republican will quickly mumble, “I am no scientist,” have uncovered the secret as to why some folks readily get drunk while others can hold their liquor. It turns out that hundreds of thousands of years ago some folks developed the digestive enzyme ADH4 which enables the person to break down alcohol in their digestive system and go on with a normal life. However, gorillas and Republicans lack this enzyme and once alcohol enters their tummy, they feel pain and nausea.

The hope for America is that Republican congressmen do not take a drop of alcohol. If we can keep Republicans sober than there is a possibility they a few coherent laws may be passed. Now, you know why lobbyists take Republicans out for a lunch and give them alcohol to drink!

If You Are A Christian, Death Awaits

These days one needs a list of which groups that are killing people belong to which Islamist militant band of murderers. Kenya made the mistake of sending troops to fight against al Shabab in Somalia. If there is one certainty in life that always is true, just wait a few moments and some group of Islamist militants will appear somewhere in Africa to kill and murder. On the west coast of Africa, Boko Haram devotes its time to killing Muslims who are the wrong kind of Muslims, on the east coast of Africa, the boys from al Shabab are ready and willing to murder anyone who is not a Muslim. In fairness to them, they have some principles, save the Muslims, and kill the infidels. They approached a quarry at midnight in Kenya, rounded up the workers, and then separated the good ones- Muslims from the bad ones- Christians. Made the bad ones kneel and then killed them with one shot to the head.

The good news in east Africa is that a Muslim can live, the bad news in west Africa is Muslims die if they are the wrong kind of Muslims. Welcome to the world of death.

Israel Status Quo

The pattern of how Israel responds to issues in the Middle East continues along the path of “let’s pretend what we have been doing can continue being done for at least a hundred years.” In February, 1953, Daniel Malan, newly elected head of the South African government introduced the idea of apartheid which separated whites and blacks. For those who did not believe two people inhabiting the same area of land could remain separated, he promised that for generations to come the idea of apartheid would endure,and thus black skinned people could remain passive as second class citizens. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to transform Israel into a “Jewish State” in which there are citizens with certain rights, and non-Jews with fewer rights. Regardless of which words are used, this is simply another version of apartheid.

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Financial Minister Yair Lipid, who oppose this action have been dismissed. Bibi Netanyahu will call for a new election which he will most probably win. Daniel Malan won election after election until one day reality set in and apartheid crumbled. Believe it or not, Bibi, but blacks did not go on a rampage and kill whites. Both learned to live in peace with one another. Eventually, that will occur in Israel.

Hate Keeps Hate Alive In Israel-Palestinian Conflict

There comes a moment in any conflict when arguments as to who is responsible for the origin of the dispute become boring and repetitive. The Israel government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has displayed scant interest in resolving disputes with Palestinians. Palestinians have reached the point in which committing some act of violence appears to make sense even though such behavior will never resolve anything. During the past few months eleven Jewish Israelis(always remember that twenty percent of Israelis are NOT Jewish) while twelve Palestinians have been killed. Each side is absolutely convinced that not only is right on their side, but also God. Jews insist that God gave them the land, and Muslims insist that Allah made the land sacred and Muslim. PM Netanyahu is demanding that Israel be proclaimed a JEWISH state with special rights for Jews. OK, so 20 percent are not Jews, no one is perfect.

The original dream of those who created the state of Israel was a home for Jews and one in which people of ALL religions would be at peace with one another. After all, the United States of America originally was founded by Protestants seeking a homeland. At this point in time, American Jews constitute less than two percent of the population. How about proclaiming that America is the national homeland of Christians?