Category Archives: Social Justice

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Canada, Toronto Star: “Missing Woman Found”

I guess she is no longer a missing woman.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Coca Cola Wars In Moscow”

I am certain that Vladimir Putin will also win this war.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Come In From The Rain”

Sorry, raindrops are falling on my joyous head.

China, China Daily: “Look Back Always””

Mantra of Republican party.

Norway, Norway Post: “A Little Less Fairy Dust”

This blows me away with hope

Ghosts Of The Past Are Hanging In Our Lives

The only clear thing we know about a dead body in the state of Mississippi is that Otis Byrd is dead. He was a black man. His body was found in a forest and it was hanging from the branch of a tree. It is apparent that he was hung several days ago, but at this point in time no one knows how or why he was hung. When a black body is found hanging from a tree in the great state of Mississippi one can not assume the man hung himself. After all, this is Mississippi, the land of lynchings and death. Of course, back in the good old days, hanging a black man was time for a picnic when the wife and kids could come for some watermelon and shout with glee. Sheriff Marvin Lucas has made clear: “I commit to you as sheriff of Clairborne County that I will not allow the shadows of the past to case a shadow on the future.”

We trust there will be a logical answer to the body hanging from a tree branch. But, this is America in the year of 2015 when hate rages across our country and many whites believe a dark shadow haunts their everyday lives. The bitter fruit of hatred can frequently result in the bitter fruit of death for those whose skin is black. Sorry, but organizations such as Fox News offer nonstop words of hate and fear of those who skins are black. There is a consequence when such words are spoken.

Islamic State Fights For Islam

It is a difficult concept for those in many Muslim nations or in Western and Asian nations to grasp, but members of the Islamic State are convinced that by murdering people they adhere to their goal of creasing a modern version of the Caliphate. In their view of the Muslim religion, killing those who oppose the concept of the Caliphate is justified on grounds that only the triumph of this version of Islam can be allowed. I understand that those in the United States of America regard these acts of barbarism as contrary to any form of religion. But members of ISIS or Boko Haram are convinced they are the only hope left in the world that can restore the promise of Islam and return to the glory days when this religion burst upon the world back in the seventh century. In their religious views only Muslims who adhere to the vision of a Caliphate are true Muslims and thus must be killed.

President Obama insists that ISIS is not a Muslim group. Sorry Mr. President, they are. We may disagree with their religious ideas but there every action is motivated by a religious view of the future. To disregard their Muslim center is to ignore why they are prepared to commit suicide in the name of Allah. Five suicide bombers blasted mosques in the Yemen city of Ana’a and murdered 142 people and left 345 wounded. These Muslims believe that in killing fellow Muslims they are carrying forth the dream of a new caliphate which restores the glory of past days. President Obama does not aid the fight against them by denying their religious base. It is up to Muslims to make clear their disagreement with this view of the future of the Muslim religion.

Whatever Happened To Welfare Of The Poor?

There are many reasons why members of the Republican party so love Bibi Netanyahu. Of course, the most important is that this foul mouthed man hates Barack Obama. However, there are other reasons. Bibi has led his nation into increasing poverty and growing disaster in lack of housing or social welfare for the masses. At this point in time about one out of three Israelis qualifies as being poor, and the growth in inequality between those at the bottom or in the middle in Israel is muck akin to the situation in America. People in Israel shout about lack of housing for those who are middle class or in poverty. While hundred of millions are spent on the West Bank to provide settlers taking land from Palestinians, not much is spent to aid those in the rest of Israel to get housing or basic social welfare. Here in America the war against the poor is much more important than the war against Islamic terrorism.

I am a child of the Depression. When Franklin Roosevelt assumed the office of President his initial acts were to get people back to work and within five months there was work for over four million. Today, our government led by Congress refuses to push through legislation that provides decent earnings for those who want to WORK. I forgot, if we damage the lives of millionaires they will refuse to invest their money and jobs will cease to exist. The only certain thing in life is that if one has a million, then one will always get their money working to make more money. Higher wages translates into more money in the hands of consumers to purchase more goods. This is basic economics. The best welfare is raising the minimum wage so people have money to spend.

Republicans Insult The Flag

Members of the Republican party of the United States of America so enjoy posing as stalwart defenders of the nation and continue to be upset that this country is ruled by the tyrant from the land of Africa. I have always admired Senator John McCain for his defense of basic values to the nation and our flag. His buddy,Lindsay Graham, has always insisted that he places the good of country before the good of his party. But it increasingly is evident that this group of politicians who claim to be Republicans place their ideas as to what constitutes patriotism as the most important value in life. OK, Senator Graham has the right to disagree with the President on the issue of Iran and nuclear arms. So, here is the latest example that Republicans prefer behaving as children than mature adults.

Senator Graham has made clear that he will push through legislation that ends American participation in the United Nations unless President Obama adopts his views on how to negotiate with Iran over nuclear weapons. He believes making a treaty with Iran is a “mistake for the ages”k and just like Bibi Netanyahu he intends to wreck the house because daddy Obama will not allow him to play with his toys. The Children’s Hour is now the most important time of the day in our Congress!

Bibi Blows More Bullshit

The Fox News candidate for prime minister of Israel is still in power and just like the idiots a that TV station, Bibi is not able to control his output of bullshit. After frightening the people of Israel with his dire words of fear and hate toward those who are Muslims, the BS artist once again shifted the words he had spoken on Sunday to a new version on Friday. “I don’t want a one-state solution. I want a sustainable, peaceful two state-solution. But for that, circumstances have to change. I haven’t changed my policies, what has changed is reality.” JUST LAST WEEK HE PROMISED THERE WOULD NOT BE A TWO-STATE SOLUTION!! I have a hunch that Bibi Netanyahu would go into Arab areas and promise to convert to the Muslim religion if that would produce votes. He is the Israel version of Ted Cruz and Rudy Giuliani, say anything, do anything for a vote!

Bibi does have one problem that he can not bullshit away. The United Nations is not impressed with his bullshit. Maybe Jews buy this load of shit, but members of the UN do not. So, what can occur:

1. The UN Security Council can vote to support the idea of a two-state solution and back it up with the threat of sanctions.

2. The American delegate to that body could be absent or vote for this solution.

3. The International Criminal Court could investigate the deaths in Gaza.

I hate to inform the people of Israel but Israel Jews do not control the world.

Blast Away In Yemen

I am quite aware that the United States operates drones in Yemen whose goal is killing the bad guys. I wonder how anyone in the US military which runs this operation can figure out who are the bad guys and wh o are the good guys in Yemen. Yesterday, suicide bombers blasted away at mosques that were under the control of Shiite Muslims known as the Houthi group which currently are in control of the capital city of Sanaa. Muslims were at prayer on Friday night when these suicide bombers entered, not to pray, but to kill fellow Muslims. I forgot that in olden days Catholic Christians murdered Protestant Christians and vice versa. Of course in those olden times no one had bombs to blow themselves up and no one had drones to send missiles into the air. Anyway, there are dozens of Shiite Muslims now dead. Of course, the former President Hadi had fled to southern regions of the nation and his men were attacked by a different group and he had to flee.

1. We do know there is a civil war in Yemen.

2. We do know there are good and bad guys.

Now, if we could figure out which is which, then the American guys in Virginia could direct some drones to kill someone. The problem is WHO?

Excerpts From Clinton Diaries

We are proud to announce that this intrepid reporter has discovered the secret diaries of Hillary Clinton and during the coming months will reveal excerpts from this document.

February, 2009

“It is wonderful being Secretary of State even though it would have been more wonderful taking the oath of office as President. I must admit he is taller and darker than me, but when it comes to politics, this guy is a novice. I tried to see him today and explain foreign policy in the Middle East but he was busy playing basketball. Gee, Bill, just never got into this game. I guess his mind and body was more interested in bodies of the female persuasion.

Ok, not that I am a boss in the area of foreign policy, it is time to contact my friends in the Muslim Brotherhood and find out what I can do to further the cause of we Muslims. I just hope Bill O’Reilly does not find out that I am a secret Muslim. That man has been everywhere and knows everything. I must be on guard not to allow him to penetrate the world of my secrets. Who knows, will his next book be, Killing Hillary?”

Racial Thursdays Make For Friendships

Every so often one encounters evidence that something is happening within the United States that can not be explained by rational thinking. At Fort Wainright in Alaska members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team has organize a new form of fellowship whose goal, in theory,is to foster ideas of friendship and cohesion among all soldiers. One day of the week is set aside for the guys and gals to just have some interesting discussions about life in the military. This is called, “RACIAL THURSDAYS.” During this day of the week, each soldier can speak his mind. “You can make any racial remark you desire without any consequences” One sergeant just could not get into the spirit of the game. “It’s degrading to the soldiers. WE’ve had soldiers almost fight over the crap going on here.” For some reason several black soldiers just could not get into the spirit of the game.

After all, in the United States Congress we do not have “Racial Thursdays.” Instead, we have seven days of Racial anger directed at the President of the United States. We also have Racial Hatred week directed at those who are poor and lack defense against the haters of America. I guess these soldiers just want to get into the spirit of Ted Cruz, Fox News, and the guys who only love those whose skins are whites and possess gobs of money.

Tunisia Fights Terrorism

Among the ongoing mantras of Fox News and Republicans is that America is engaged in a conflict with Muslim nations. Tunisia was the origin of the now forgotten Arab Spring and for decades has been a center of moderation in religion. Even today, there are still Jews living in this Muslim area and a high proportion of educated Muslims remain secular in spirit and practice. So, it was not surprising that Islamic terrorists decided to blast away at their fellow Muslims. They attacked a major museum in Tunis. Reports indicate a group of gunmen emerged from vans and blasted away at tourists who had come to inspect ancient Roman ruins. At least nineteen are dead and dozens are wounded. President Beji Caid Essenbi blasted Islamic terrorism. It may be difficult for Republicans to grasp that thousands of moderates inhabit the nation of Tunisia.

In one sense, Tunisia represents the failed dream of the Arab Spring. That movement was organized by young Muslims seeking a new brand of their religion that would create societies in which people could enjoy democracy and freedom of religion. Given the chaos in Egypt or Libya or Syria it is now clear that was a dream, not a reality. Conservatives rule in Muslim lands in the Middle East. So, what is the destiny of those seeking the democratic dream?