Category Archives: Social Justice

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

Mystery of Life: Why do people adorn bodies with Tattoos?

At age 84 I increasingly stumble when walking.

There comes a point in life when all one can say is, “that’s life”

Pain in a heel ensures that one walks with difficulty.

Fear not the dawn, it just signifies another day of work.

I so miss running.

Our government increasingly resembles the gang that could not shoot straight.

For some, mother is in the face of the daughter.

Unfortunately, for some the body of mom is the body of daughter.

Some slap knee when others depart.

Kid Barack In Action

There is a new fighter in the boxing ring in Washington D.C. Weighing in at 180 pounds and displaying two lethal hands of power is one, Kid Barack, the fighting dude from Hawaii. For some reason Kid Barack has been hiding his lethal two fists for over six years. Instead of displaying his powerful blasts to the stomachs of Republican leaders the Kid has behaved like a mild mannered sissy kid like Clark Kent who wanders life hiding his true identity as Superman. Kid Barack is now hitting Republicans with one blow to the stomach after another. He just grins when they respond with anger. Oppose man made climate change? OK, another veto of pipe lines. Oppose treating children from Mexico with dignity? How about a rabbit punch to the kidney?

It has been a long time coming, but Barack Obama is finally showing his opponents that he will stand up for human rights. Now, how about showing this toughness and release from Guantanamo those who have need been charged with any crime? How about taking on those police who refuse to behave as a member of a police force whose duty it to PROTECT PEOPLE! Go after the bad cops and support the good ones.

State Legislatures And Corruption

I am quite aware that members of the Republican Party hate Washington D.C. and seek to return power to the States of this land. It was two hundred years ago that our Founding Fathers created a nation in which power was divided between states and the Federal government. Of course, if anyone wants to discover the origin of most government corruption all she has to do is check up on her State Legislature. In New York for the past twenty years that body has been dominated by one, Sheldon Silver, a nice Jewish boy from the streets of New York City. He behaves like every Majority leader in any state legislature. Shelly believes that since he can decide which laws are passed then he is entitled to a few extra bucks for his willingness to provide any lobbyist with the joy of getting his desire made into a law. Prosecutors have finally, yes, finally, charged Shelly with making a few million dollars from lobbyists for laws.

Shelly is simply the tip of the iceberg of corruption and ignorance which rules our state legislatures. If you believe that John Boehner is in the pockets of millionaires just check the activities of men like Sheldon Silver. If one seeks power returned to state legislatures than one seeks to reward every lobbyist with access to power.

Time To Talk With Syrian Government?

The Foreign Minister of Denmark has suggested that is time to enter discussions with the brutal dictator of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad in order to move toward ending the horror that is known as the war in that land. During World War II, England and America formed an alliance with Soviet Russia’s dictator, Joseph Stalin. Why? They decided that Adolf Hitler and the German army were the greatest threats to the safety of the world. Stalin had murdered at least ten million of his own people, but as English Prime Minister Winston Churchill told a reporter who wondered why this staunch anti-Communist would ally with the Russian monster, “Sir, I would make an alliance with the Devil himself if it meant the survival of England.” Are there times when nations forge alliances with horrible leaders?

Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard made it clear: “it is obvious that Syria’s future needs to be negotiated.” So, how about shaking hands with the Devil and seek to end the daily murders in Syria which only result in more power for Islamic terrorists like ISIS? Sorry, we have to negotiate with Assad. The only way to end evil may require shaking hands with evil.

Any other suggestion on how to end the conflict in Syria?

New King In Saudi Arabia

There is a topic that no American president will ever discuss about the so-called “War On Terrorism.” Most terrorists obtained their idea about hatred of the West while studying ion a Madrassa. These “schools”are led by an imam who lacks any other education than having studied the Koran, and few of these teachers have any knowledge of constitutions or human rights. Of course, the, money for these hotbeds of violence was provided by the King of Saudi Arabia. You know, the nation that is allegedly our “ally” in the fight against terrorism. Saudi King Abdullah died yesterday and now he is followed by King Salman, naturally his name is much longer, but who cares. What can we expect from a King of Saudi Arabia?

1. Beheading of people will NOT cease. Steal a fig and lose your head.

2. Women will continue not being able to go to school with males.

3. Women will continue not being able to drive a car.

4. Money will continue to flow to those who hate the West.

5. Say the wrong word and get 1000 lashes on your back.

Unfortunately for Kings of Saudi Arabia, the bad guys will soon be in the land which rewards their behavior and guess who will confront bombs?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

UK, Guardian” “Snow And Ice Alert”

I will skip this story.

France, Connexion: “Should We Say, Je Suis Ahmed?”

Heck, add whatever you want after, Je Suis!

Norway, Norway Post: “Norwegians Don’t Shop On Sundays”

Nor, do they go to church on Sundays.

Canada, Toronto Star: “News You May Have Missed”

Republicans were silent one night this week. Guess why?

Russia, Moscow Times: “Diesel Ban”

I guess that means no diesel cocktails tonight.

Alberto Nisman Is Dead

Alberto Nisman is dead. There is no doubt his name is unknown in the United States of America. But, this brave Argentinian prosecutor was working to uncover a plot by his government to make secret arrangements with there government of Iran in order to prevent the real story emerging how Iranian send terrorists into Argentine in 1994 to blow up a Jewish center and cause the death of 85 people. The government of President Fernandez undoubtedly offered Iran protection against prosecution of their terrorists in return for trade agreements. Nisman was ready to present his case to the Congress of Argentine when two nights ago his body was found with a gun on the floor. Outside were guards who supposedly protected him against those seeking to murder a brave man whose only thought was the truth, regardless of who suffered from revealing that information.,

President Fernandez admits that it was not a suicide. However, she insists that her government had nothing to do with the murder. She claims there is a plot to smear her name. The only “plot” is the one of the government of Argentine to trade the lives of Argentine Jews for money. Hopefully, the Argentine Congress will allow the Nisman report to be published!

Horror Of Guantanamo Lives On

As you may recall we are a democratic nation which adheres to principles of justice and humanity. You may recall that incoming President Barack Obama promised to end the brutality that had been created by the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld trio who established a prison in Guantanamo in our part of Cuba. Of course, the rest of Cuba is controlled by communists who hate the rule of law and social justice. I assume since Americans were on Cuban soil what else could they do but behave like Communists running another gulag. Mohamedou Ould Slahi has spent the past twelve years in that inferno we call a “prison.” Yes, in the 1990s he did work for jihad in Afghanistan when that land was controlled by the Soviet Union. Of course, so was the CIA which funded Muslim jihad against the enemy of America. He was captured and since that day has never been charged with any crime. He has never seen a piece of evidence that links him with al-Qaeda. He has endured torture and brutality at the hands of those in the employ of President Obama, you know, the dude who was taught constitutional law!

US District Court Judge Jamews Robertson ordered the release of Mr. Slahi but Attorney General Eric Holder simply requested to appeal that verdict which means more years of delay. Mr. Slahi has just released his diary of brutality and abuse. When did it become part of the American story to torture and abuse people? What has happened to our nation and its standards of Law?

Bibi Behaves Like Bibi

There is no doubt that future historians will regard the foreign policy of President Barack Obama in the Middle East as a story of failed opportunities to move toward peace in the region. From day one of his administration he has bowed before Israel’s lobby, AIPAC, whose members are theoretically loyal Americans, but in reality serve the purposes of those Israelis refusing to seek peace with Palestinians. Let me make perfectly clear that the interests of Israel lie on pursuing the path of peace with Palestinians. Let me also make perfectly clear that Palestinian leaders have turned down one after another proposals for peace from those Israel leaders who DID seek such an end for their nation.

With the rise of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the road to peace has become increasingly difficult. The nonstop seizure of land by Jewish settlers makes any effort to gain peace very problematic. To make matters worse, Bibi Netanyahu has blatantly interfered in the affairs of America by supporting the Republican Party. So, there is no surprise that House Speaker John Boehner issued an invitation for the prime minister of Israel to address Congress. This has shocked the White House. Bernadette Meehan of the NSC issued a statement. “We do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to new elections so as to avoid the appearance of influencing elections in a foreign nation.” Actually, the Prime Minister of Israel had no intention of seeing the President of the United States. This is an unheard of insult to the leader of America. Ordinarily, a head of state seeks permission from another head of state prior to talking with local political leaders.

Score one for AIPAC which will undoubtedly raise millions for Republicans in the next AMERICAN election!

Ukraine, Another Sad Story

As the child of a father who spent his life in the fields of Ukraine, that nation has always provided me a warm spot of concern. Of course, being aJew was not the best thing in a land in which members of that religion all too often found a grave at the hands of Germans or members of Ukraine militia who hated all Russians and Yids. But, a Ukraine farmer did save my pop’s life so I must have some warm feelings for those Ukrainians who now suffer at the hands of Vladimir Putin and his buddies chanting hatred of Ukraine’s government. Ukraine is a complex place in which the majority of people hate Russians, but there are also many who recall with fondness the good old days of Soviet communism. Vladimir Putin has sent thousands of Russian soldiers, oops, Russian “volunteers” have crossed the border in order to protect Ukrainians from their own government.

President Porshenko now estimates that at least a thousand Soviet, oops, I mean, “Russian” soldiers with modern tanks and weapons are fighting alongside rebel groups. He also notes the presence of tanks and artillery. This is part of the Putin plan to seize as much of the Ukraine for the Soviet, oops, I mean, the nation of Russia. No NATO troops will arrive, and the task of maintaining the land of Ukraine is only in the hands of Ukrainians. Frankly, it is doubtful if they can prevent a division of their land. Such is the situation in dear old Ukraine.