Category Archives: Social Justice

Oh, Them Hispanic Immigrants

Donald Trump and his supporters are dead set against Hispanic immigrants coming to America and taking jobs away from decent, hard-working native born Americans. Donald has promised to build a great wall to keep out Hispanic immigrants. But, for some reason, neither Trump,nor his followers are concerned about the thousands of Hispanic immigrants coming from Cuba. Over the past decades, hundreds of thousands have arrived from Cuba.

The law grants automatic, instant citizenship to any Cuban once they touch foot on American soil. It is almost certain there are no stringent investigations about someone coming from a Communist nation. Set foot on American soil, and welcome to citizenship. However, many in Cuba fear that Trump will clamp down on relations with Communist Cuba so it might get more difficult to leave that nation. The result is the arrival of thousands from Cuba and many leave before any new stringent relations with Cuba are allowed.

Has Trump considered a Wall in the ocean to keep out these Hispanic immigrants?

Please, Please, Save The Guns!

In the dim, dark days of September when it was not clear who would be the next president, millions of Americans  prayed to God that He would protect them from the greatest calamity  that could befall the nation. Imagine is gun-hating Hillary Clinton had become president, and single handedly passed a law that outlawed the  possession of guns? You have to understand that Hillary and the LIBERALS hate guns, that hate the Constitution, and wanted to get rid of our beloved 2nd Amendment rights!

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne Le Pierre haled the Trump victory. “This is an historical moment, now we go on the offensive. Tyrannical erosion of gun right is over.” This election marks the end of “deceitful web of gun bans, magazine bans and exorbitant fees and registration schemes.” God bless the guns which keep  us safe!

Talks With Trumpians

In an endeavor to discover what is really happening within the newly elected Trump administration, I decided to chat with Trump supporters.

M: So, tell me Kellyanne, what about this story regarding Mitt Romney as Secretary of State?

K: Well, Fred, as you know, Mister Trump is America’s leading intellectual leaders. It is not within my realm of expertise to disagree, to dispute any and all decisions he makes. But, Mitt makes me, and other Trump supporters, just ill.

M: Ok, that explains things. What about this recount stuff, and the emails from Mister Trump indicating he is upset.

K: Well, Fred, as you know, Mr. Trump won in a  landslide. It is among the greatest victories in the history of American politics, a real landslide.

M: But, except for the winning margins of George Bush–5 and 35, every other election since 1980, witnessed a victory margin of over one hundred. Why do you call it a landslide?

K: Because it was. When Mr. Trump says he won by a landslide, it is true. Of course, the victory margin in popular votes would have been greater for him, but illegal immigrants and hundreds of thousands came over the Canadian border to vote for Hillary Clinton. If you doubt my statement, just read the Trump emails.

M: I bow to the Trump logic, if he says it was a landslide, who are we to doubt the words of a great American? Tell me,is it true that Mr. Trump plays in the sandbox when he gets angry?

K: Yes, but it is a Great Sandbox, the biggest Sandbox in human history. He so loves to throw dirt at the figures of Romney and Bush and Marco and Hillary, you have to understand he is under great pressure and needs some  physical outlet for his energy.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

These days single Jewish men are seeking to marry a Trump girl so they can become Secretary of State.

Boeing has a 50 billion contract to build planes for Iran, oh well, France has promised to do the building after Donald cancels the contract.

Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway says Trump supporters feel ‘betrayed’ by Donald talking with Romney about a Cabinet position. Wonder why?

Rudy Giuliani admits to giving speeches to Qatar businessmen, the same ones who gave money  to Osama bin Laden.

Whatever happened to Chris Christie, is he still alive?

Ben Carson may not accept a Cabinet position until someone explains to him what is this thing called–CABINET.

I have a hunch that Senator Rand Paul is the only Republican who will not be bought off by Donald Trump.

France Has Its Trump

It is now clear that Donald Trump is NOT an American phenomenon, but just one of many such leaders who are seizing power throughout Europe. Poland has a right wing government that even is attacking abortion rights as well as attacking human rights. Hungary has Prime Minister Orban who has made his career out of attacking immigrants as ‘destroying the nation of Hungary with their Islamic values.” Right wing Trumpites are gaining  power in Germany, in Austria, in Germany, and now soon in France.

France has had the Popular Front led by Marine Le Pen who for years has blamed all problems on Muslim immigrants. Now, Francois Fillon has emerged as another right wing Trumpite who promises to make France great again by getting rid of Muslim immigrants. He termed the Muslim religion and its “radicalism as having no place here.” He is also against gay marriage and against abortion. Once again a leader who will make France Great Again by appealing to hate and violence. There is a strong probability he will this spring become President of France!

France Has Its Trump

Fidel Finally Died

I recall in January, 1959 sitting with a group of University of California students as we watched Fidel Castro drive out the hated dictator, Batista, and hopefully bring democracy to the people of Cuba. He came across as a modern Robin Hood who was going to bring peace and prosperity to Cubans. Alas, that was the dream, and the reality was different. He  preached for a new world in which the under class  finally was able to share the riches of society. He promised to end dictatorship and replace it with a democracy.

The years passed, and Fidel became much of what he had overthrown. Yes,  he did bring education to all, yes, he did bring excellent medical care to all. BUT, his economics changed Cuba from a  nation in which the top five percent lived in comfort to a nation in which ALL(except for government bureaucrats) lived a life without comforts. He never was able to create a Communist economy that resulted in high standard of living for all. His promise of ‘democracy’ was transformed into a dictatorship in which those who disagreed did so in prison.

Yes, many Cubans will feel sad that the only ruler they had known for fifty years is now dead. It is up to his brother, Raul, to return to the  original promise of a democracy and a dynamic economy that brings a good life to ALL CUBANS.

The Obama Legacy

Barack Obama will be leaving the presidency within two months, so how do historians grade his presidency?

1. He inherited an economy that was losing 800,000 jobs a month. As he departs, the economy is gaining at least 200,00 jobs a month. He definitely handled the unemployment problem he inherited.

2. He ended US involvement in Iraq, and transformed sending thousands to fight there with a new approach. We now ‘lead from behind’ using Special Forces and ensuring those from the Middle East deal with ISIS and al Qaeda.

3. He witnessed granting of rights to gays and lesbians, and that will endure.

4. He witnessed granting of rights to transgender people and that will endure.

5. During his watch fewer than 200 Americans died within the confines of the United States.

6. Crime rates continued to decline to the lowest level in decades, despite the occasional killings that are confined to a dozen or so cities.

7. He led millions of Americans to accept the concept of a black president as being normal.

8. He reduced the yearly government deficit, although he was unable to wipeout out.

9. He protected Medicare and Social Security from Republican efforts to make them disappear as government programs.

10. He protected Hispanics from much worse goals of Republicans.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 26 year old mind trapped in an 86 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

So, Clinton ‘won’ by two million and ‘lost.’ Only in America!

Trump qualifications for serving in Cabinet, know NOTHING.

A ‘doctor’ will head housing and our infrastructure even though he only knows the infrastructure of a human BODY.

I so await a year from now when NO new jobs come back from China.

I assume Sanders supporters must feel happy, their worse nightmare came true!

So, does Ivanka become our new Chief of the Joint Staffs, she does know what a Joint is?

I guess Vladimir Putin smiles knowing he ELECTED the new American president!

 

The White Myth

There are dozens of groups which supported Donald Trump which boast that  he is restoring power to those of the white race. They believe people of darker skins seek to take over power and end the dominance of those who are ‘white.’ The construct of a ‘white race’ simply does not exist anymore than the construct of a ‘blue eyed race.’ In the nineteenth century, the newly arrived Irish were regarded as people who were ‘black’ and not like the Anglo Saxon Protestants who then dominated America. Italians who began arriving late in the nineteenth and then in the twentieth century were told by fellow Catholics, the Irish, they were “dark skinned people’ and not like NOW, the white skinned Irish.

Jews came at the turn of the twentieth century only to be met with hatred and anger for being people of a dark and sinister race. Opponents of these immigrants insisted they could never assimilate within  ‘white society’ because they had a different religion, ate different foods, dressed differently, spoke Yiddish, and simply could never become integrated within ‘white society.’ The story is always the same, new immigrants are DIFFERENT. Ironically, Hispanics were here before the British arrived in the 1600s. And, Spanish regarded themselves as superior to native born peoples.

Being white is always changing. But, today, the former ‘dark skinned Jews and Irish’ now insist they are WHITE!