Category Archives: Asia

I’m For Kim Jong-un

I am quite aware that many Americans do not like the leader of North Korea. For some reason,this pudgy little guy upsets leaders of the world nor does he please those who pontificate on Fox News. So, how about a few words in defense of our Great Leader, the Wise man of our times?

1. There are no street riots in North Korea.

2. There is no ISIS gang wandering around and killing folks.

3. No one gets beheaded in North Korea. OK, so a few have malnutrition, but no one is obese.

4. No millionaires can buy an election in North Korea.

5. No one has to suffer listening to blond haired idiot women on Fox News.

6. Kim Jong-un loves basketball.

7. People drink tea in North Korea but they do not have to listen to the Tea Party.

8. No black dude from Africa is head of North Korea–just good old yellow skinned leaders.

9. There is no draft of football players, just a draft of any and all young men and women.

10. AND,it is against the law to walk around with a gun in your possession!!

Republicans Confuse Me!

There are moments when it is difficult to understand what drives members of the Republican party. At present, Republicans are offering one nutty idea after another in order to prove they will not allow Iran to develop nuclear power for war. Marco and Rand and mike, and Jeb shout about the fear we Americans must have about Iran securing an atomic bomb. The current plan being negotiated would prevent Iran from getting an atomic bomb for at least ten years. But, for some strange reason, these Republicans never utter a word about nations that POSSESS AN ATOMIC BOMB! For the record:

1. Israel has at least 80 atomic bombs.

2. India and Pakistan have atomic bombs.

3. Saudi Arabia is mumbling about getting an atomic bomb

But worse of all, there is one nation whose leaders hate America and have boasted their desire to destroy it, but no Republican is demanding that country should renounce atomic development. NORTH KOREA HAS THE CAPABILITY TO FIRE AN ATOMIS WARHEAD ACROSS THE OCEAN. So, who do Republicans focus upon–IRAN! I have yet to hear a single Republican demand that North Korea recognize the state of Israel? I think Sheldon Adelson should insist that unless North Korea recognizes Israel, then the only course left to the United States is to launch an atomic war against those barbarians!!

Fallacy Of Drone Wars

The ongoing complaint about President Obama by members of the Republican party is that he is some sort of Neville Chamberlain who wants to appease evil doers. They insist he fails as a war leader because he does not want to take out the bad people. Drone attacks under the administration of President Obama are fifty times more prevalent than under the administration of our prior president, one George Bush. The real criticism of Obama is that he has gone crazy in ordering Drone attacks that have resulted in the death of thousands of bad guys –along with the deaths of thousands of innocent people. The US government has now acknowledged that a drone attack on January 15, 2015 which was directed at a military compound also led to the deaths of two hostages–Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry issued a statement: “The deaths of Weinstein and Lo Porto in a drone demonstrates the risk and unintended consequences of using this use of technology that Pakistan had been highlighting for a long time.”

Where is the evidence that killing bad guys with drones–along with a lot of innocent people–has in any way or any form resulted in the weakening of terrorist forces??? Drone attacks may result in the death of a bad guy but it also results in making other men desire to obtain revenge. The US government is now proud they have been open about admitting these deaths. Terrorism will only be defeated by another ideology that results in people leaving terrorism.

A Word Never Spoken In Turkey

If for some reason you find yourself in the land of Turkey, a bit of advice. Under no condition ever utter the word, GENOCIDE, if the following word is, Armenian. It is agains the law to speak those two words together. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is rather upset because there are people in the United States and Europe who continue speaking in false terms about —- —-. He believes they are hypocrites because when it comes to genocide, how about actions of American settlers who wiped out thousands of Redskins? As he noted: What about the Redskins? What about European colonialism in Africa? Where are the original Aborgines in Australia? And, so on and so on.

OK, the man does have a point, but the point has absolutely no relevance to the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE. You do not get a pass on genocide because other nations also participated in genocides. The people of Germany has apologized, they have paid reparations and they insist that children in schools learn about the HOLOCAUST! See, the world does not end because apologies are spoken.

And, for the Redskins, they currently are playing football in Washington D.C.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

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

Some are wet in body and wet in spirit.

Canada,Toronto Star: “Missing Woman Found”

I assume she is no longer a missing woman.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Man Dumped At Psychiatric Center”

I hope his name was Vladimir Putin.

Norway, Norway Post: ‘Nontraditional Families”

These days for some that means a man and a woman.

Egypt, al-ahram: “South Sudan Peace Talks Collapse”

What else, it is in South Sudan?

Freedom In China

The Chinese Communist government has been able to create a moderne economy and it has enriched the lives of its people. Of course, it enriches people with money, not with ideas or respect for their integrity as individuals. The very concept of “individualism” is repugnant to the very basis of the Chinese Communist government. Actually, it is remarkable that a modern society has been created without also including the very basis of democracy. Perhaps, this is evidence that if one feeds people they may not be as enthusiastic for freedom of speech. OR, it could be that modern technology can prevent the rise of voices urging democratic values. China is an open society when it comes to making money, but it is a closed society when it comes to democracy.

Gao Yu is a 71 year old woman who refuses to remain silent about the ideas of democracy in China. Once again, she is headed for prison. Her crime? She provided Western journalists with copies of Document Number 9. What is in this document? Document Number 9 outlines the goals of the Chinese government. It discusses how to prevent the infiltration of Western ideas about freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and basic western concepts of democracy. So, she has broken the law and must head to jail.

Reality: There are millions of Chinese people who oppose the goals of Document Number 9. One day there will be a Document Number 10 whose goals are to allow democracy to flourish in China.

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

We now have over five hundred Secretaries of State.

Marco Rubio wants to lead troops into battle against ISIS

We are now witnessing the unraveling of Rand Paul from voice of peace to war leader.

I wonder if the Tea Party keeps score of how many black dudes died today?

Modern police tactics -shoot first, ask questions later.

We are witnessing the season of our discontent.

Hate is now the dominating feeling in this nation. And, guess who is the hated?

Anti-Immigrant Hysteria

There is no question that throughout the entire world a growing anger is being felt toward the Immigrant. The Popular Front political party in France has now grown to over twenty percent of the vote due to its open hatred of The Immigrant. In England, the UKip promises to rid the country of immigrants. Germany has an anti immigrant political movement. Italy, which is the main target of African immigrants, has a growing anger toward any immigrant. Oh, Italians also hate Roma immigrants from eastern Europe. Turkey is now home to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who are hated by millions of Syrians. South Africa which has an economy that includes modern industry has become the object of over five million immigrants from African societies that do not have economies offering alternative job opportunities other than farming. The message is clear- fewer and fewer people want to farm, at least farm the old fashioned way which requires hard work and depends on the weather.

These immigrants share one thing in common. They will take any physical labor job, they will do the dirty work of modern societies, they will accept lower wages because they fear being deported, and they lack any form of protection by government. They readily become a political talking point by demagogues such as Ted Cruz or anyone who just wants to get votes. The immigrant is a modern wandering person knowing no home, having no friend and never welcomed by those who claim to believe in some form of religion.

Oh, Ted Cruz actually was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Sweden, Local: “Dog Moves In With Family”

I assume the cat moved out.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “People Lose Faith In Police”

Sorry, this is NOT news.

France, Connexion: “Thousands March Against Health Laws”

At least they are getting some exercise.

China, China Daily: “China Heads Reform Project”

We can expect that many minds will be reformed of bad ideas about democracy.

Russia,Moscow Times: “First President Transplant”

Finally, Putin gets a heart!

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

I believe tigers in Siberia are happy when Vladimir Putin is back in Moscow.

I await a law in Texas which gives toddlers in the crib the right to have a gun.

These days I frequently wonder how I got to live in this crazy version of the USA?

I would not be surprised to learn about an alliance of Republicans and ISIS to end the tyranny of OBAMA!

I simply can not fathom the hatred that now exists in America.

Some days I wish to migrate to Denmark and enjoy life with people who are happy, not angry.

I think the Kentucky basketball team should become the new New York Knicks basketball team.