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I so enjoy the rants of Republican candidates how they will destroy ISIS by bombing or putting all Muslims in jail. Few examine the reasons for the ongoing success of ISIS. Reality is that young men and women are voluntarily seeking to become part of this group. Why?

1. ISIS offers hope of being part of some meaningful experience in a world in which few can obtain this desire.

2. ISIS offers fascinating videos on the Internet of young men doing daring things, young men shouting with glee.

3. The videos capture a spirit of belonging at a time when fewer and fewer feel they belong to any meaningful experience or group.

4. ISIs offers membership in a group of brave young men. Who cares what they are doing, they certainly come across as willing to sacrifice their lives.

5. The post industrial world emphasizes the Self, it does not enable people to feel part of the group. But, being part of the group has been the most important feeling for thousands and thousands of years.

6. Best of all ISIS provides a meaningful way to die.

How Long The Refugees?

They journey on foot, they journey using rubber boats, they journey in trucks while hidden in the back, sometimes they die in those trucks. They are the unwanted, they are the refugees who are wandering around Europe seeking a place of refuge. They are the people who frighten most Europeans because they desire to work, they desire to find a place where their children can actually go to schools without fear of being killed by bombs or nut cases dressed in black who chant death, death, death.

They are the refugees from Syria, from places in Africa, they are the modern wandering Jew. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised them a home in her land. We wonder how long this promise will be fulfilled. Already, she is hinting at restrictions, the voices of fear within her land grow louder. Frankly, there are just too many refugees and it is simply a matter of time before she must announce restrictions.

In modern times, the refugee is not a welcome person. Certainly, not when modern people fear terrorists or lack of work. The door will soon be shut.


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We need some brave explorers to venture into the dark recesses of the Trump mind.

I sure wonder what Abraham Lincoln is thinking about this collection of Republicans.

Marco Rubio is slowly disappearing into the west.

Ted Cruz should begin to wear two guns on his waist. I would advise not using them.

I continue wondering what kind of doctor Ben Carson was.

Barack Obama is among the most inept leaders in history. Silence is his concept of leadership.

Being a Muslim in Republican America is like being a Jew in Nazi Germany.Same fears.

Confronting ISIS

Just about every Republican has a plan on handling ISIS. To sum up their plans–bomb, bomb, bomb, and a few boots on the ground, but not too many. Here is reality:

1. ISIS simply represents deep seated issues within aspects of those sectors of the world which have not entered the modern era of economies that offer incentives for young people to become productive members of society. If not, ISIS,there will be a dozen similar groups.

2. ECONOMICS is at the center of a long range plan. The Middle East needs vast economic investments.

3. Saudi Arabia MUST be confronted. It is the source of the Taliban and of ISIS. It is Wahabbi clerics who created these organizations and they live in Saudi Arabia and preach from that center. An American president, a French president an English prime minister and a German leader must make clear to Saudi Arabia it is either the end of Wahabbi sparked terrorism or Saudi Arabia will confront terrorism without the West. If no such action is taken, ISIS will continue to exist.

Perhaps, Donald has a PLAN to handle Saudi Arabia, we await information about the great PLAN.

Republicans On Handling ISIS

I asked a group of Republican candidates to offer their solutions on handling the ISIS threat:

Marco Rubio –I want a comprehensive program unlike the Obama partial program.

Ted Cruz– Bomb the shit out of these infidels.

Jeb Bush –give me a moment while I check with George. He knows all about such stuff.

Carly Fiorina –Stand Tough. Stand Tall. Stand American. That’s the way to defeat ISIS. Anyone who can fire thousands of employees has the guts to take on ISIS.

Rand Paul –Do nothing, let all the Arabs fight among themselves.

John Kasich–I handled problems as governor of Ohio and I assure one and all I can handle ISIS.

Lindsay Graham –Send in the troops, let’s get some boots on the ground!

No Room For Jesus

I do understand there are people whose feelings are easily offended. I do understand that young students should be warned prior to reading a book that it might contain some words or ideas that would be offensive to most decent folk. I do understand there are groups which oppose allowing those with the “wrong ideas” to speak before campus groups.

Digital Cinema Media certainly should be awarded First Prize in the Don’t Hut Anyone’s Feeling contest. The UK company announced that it would not allow a ONE minute video prior to the new Star Wars film that featured the Lord’s Prayer because it might “offended some people.”

I guess Jesus was lucky to get that bed in the manger. Thank God he is not alive today.

Nazis Alive And Well

The history of America is one in which each new immigrant group has encountered hatred and bigotry from those who arrived earlier in history. The usual complaints was that newcomers were dirty, criminals, took away jobs and never could be trusted. In the 19th century a political party– The No Nothings- wanted a halt to immigration of Catholics, they wanted Catholics subjected to different requirements in order to vote, and they engaged in attacks on Catholics. Swedes, Hungarians, Russians, you name them, they all were potential enemies of the state. So, the current fear and hatred of Muslims is simply one piece in the fabric of American life.

Donald Trump wants ID cards for Muslims.He wants to close down mosques. Of course, the Nazi regime DID have ID cards for Jews, and they DID close down synagogues. Of course, they also DID murder six million Jews. One must admire Donald because he does not want to murder Muslims. Talk about a man with compassion in his heart!

Nihad Awad is head of the Council on American-Islamic relations. His comment on the words of Carson and Trump. “This is beyond terrifying, any student of history knows what special IDs did in Europe. In 20 years I have never heard such intolerance and hatred from political leaders in this society.”

Sorry, you have never lived with such a group of small minded, ignorant, and hateful political people seeking to become a leader. They have no idea as to what leading a nation is all about. OH,yes they do–HATE, HATE, HATE!


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If Republicans want to end terror in America, how about banning all guns?

A piece of paper flew in the window and landed on the desk of Ben Carson, he signed it.

Listen to cries of hate about Muslims and think about cries of hate against Jews.

I am so relieved that Republican candidates have a PLAN.

My dream: General Donald Trump leading men into battle.

I wonder if any doctor has considered operating on the head of Ben Carson.

Has anyone in the Republican party considered contacting Cheney or Rumsfeld for ideas?

Louisiana Blues

Senator David Vitter was once considered the certain choice to become the next Governor of the state of Louisiana. He was a Republican, he had an outstanding record using the services of one of Louisiana’s best brothels and he had not submitted his name to run for president. Not once did he appear on stage with the clowns seeking that position. He is currently down by 22 points to his opponent John Bel Edwards.

So , David decided there was only one option left. He now charges that if Edwards gets elected swarms of Syrian refugees will be pouring through the streets of New Orleans. Unfortunately for Vitter, the current approval rate for Governor Bobby Jindal is about 22%.

Who knows if the Syrian ploy will gain him victory. Perhaps he might try:

1. Elect Edwards and support abortion.

2. Elect Edwards and raise taxes on job creators.

and so on and so on.

On Defeating ISIS

There are no cameras rolling, I am not running for any public office so it is possible to discuss the situation in the Middle East with common sense.

1. ISIS is one outcome of the Iraq invasion of 2003.

2. ISIS is one outcome of the disastrous decision of President Bush to disband the Iraq army and send one million men home with gobs of weapons.

3. ISIS represents a portion of al Qaeda. Of course, the original al-Qaeda was formed during the war in Afghanistan against Russia. The CIA provided its weapons.

4. ISIS is an outcome of a Middle East that has languished behind other nations in terms of economic development. Anyone with education has to leave to get a good job–other than killing people.

Defeating ISIS will entail:

1. Vast economic development in the Middle East

2. A new form of the Muslim religion which marries modernity and faith.

3. Honest non-corrupt governments.