Category Archives: Europe

Trump Hailed By Tyrants!

There is no question when it comes to gaining the respect of world leaders, none can compare to the Great Donald Trump.  Not a single one of his Republican competitors has gained the respect that Donald has from outstanding leaders of nations. Most probably, if you are an important tyrant, the names of Rubio or Cruz or the mumbling black guy named Ben Carson, have never entered your mind. But, the Donald man is the man of the hour where it counts– among those who oppress people.

Serbian national  leader, Vojislav Seseji who is wanted for war crimes has made clear, “I am urging my brothers who  live in the United States  to strongly support Republican candidate  Donald Trump in the forthcoming  presidential election.” Of course, the real leader among those who oppress, the great Vladimir Putin has openly expressed his view: “Donald Trump is a very colorful candidate and talented.”

There ARE leaders who welcome Donald Trump to their ranks!

Enough Is Enough

The refugees continue to arrive, from Syria, from Afghanistan, from Africa, and cries in Europe grow louder and louder to refuse entry to those who flee from poverty, war, and hatred. One person in Europe has risen to meet the challenge-Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. She insists that each European Union nation absorb some refugees. In other words, spread the mass of people around and ensure that no single nation is confronted with the need to do it all.

However, voices grow louder and louder, even in Germany. Right wing conservatives echo the words of Donald Trump to build walls blocking entry of those seeking some form of peace and security. The outlook for these refugees does not look bright. It is simply a matter of time before Merkel must bow to the voices of hate. Ironically, Germany, and other western European nations, NEED immigrants since their low birth rates require more young workers to handle increased old age pension payments.

Frankly, the situation does not bode well for those in pain and fear.

Where To Invade?

The American people have been taught from day one of their lives they  live in an exceptional country which is completely different from all other nations of the world. They have been educated to believe no other nation in the world enjoys the freedoms and benefits that any American can obtain from the earliest moment of life in this great land. Michael Moore has a new film entitled, “Where To Invade.” In it he describes where America might invade in order to experience a better life than enjoyed here.

1. The American life experience is now twentieth in the world. Pick either of a dozen nations if you want to live longer.

2. Just about every west European nation offers low cost medical insurance.

3. Believe it or not but countries such as France or Italy make certain workers get paid vacations.

4. Believe it or not but Sweden or Denmark offer free college education.

5. Believe it or not, but Sweden welcomes Syrian immigrants as does Germany.

And, so on and so on.

A Nation Fearing Fear

I was born in the great Depression when one out of four people lacked a job. It was a time before Social Security, before unemployment insurance, before minimum wage laws and before the government provided assistance to children. I was a teen during World War II when in 1942 the Japanese navy had nine aircraft carriers and we had three. I lived when Germany had an army of eight million and they were the first to develop guided missiles and jet planes.

But, for some strange reason we did not have political leaders who nonstop warned us of dire things to occur. According to Republicans, America is “facing the worst threat to its survival in history.” ISIS has about sixty thousand fighters,  no planes, no aircraft carriers, no artillery, no guided missiles and certainly, no atomic bombs.

What has become of the American people who fought a terrible civil war and its leaders were convinced of victory? FACTS: Since 9/11  fewer than 200 Americans have been killed in this nation. Oh, over 300,000 have been killed by guns wielded by native born Christian Americans.

As President Franklin Roosevelt calmly told us: “You have nothing to fear but unreasonable fear.” There is NO threat to America –other than the one posed b God-fearing Christians who want to kill and kill–themselves!

Anti-Semites Reach Out To Jews!

As fear and hysteria sweeps across Europe some rather strange bed fellows are winding up sharing the same beds. The National Front political party headed by Marine Le Pen has emerged with a high vote in regional contests in France.  Historically, the National Front was openly anti-Semitic but Ms. Le Pen has decided to end such talk and reach out to French Jews for an alliance against Muslims. Let me get this clear:

1. An openly anti-Semitic political party wants to become friends with Jews.

2. Many Jews are ready and willing to forge an alliance with people who just yesterday wanted Jews out of France.

3. I get it, let’s find someone who both groups can hate and forge a hate alliance!

I await French Jews reaching out to German groups which are openly anti-Semitic and make Adolf Hitler the new leader of pro-Jewish groups.

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.

Paris Is Burning

The terrorist attacks in Paris represent a new approach to the use of violence in human history. We are now living in an era in which social media is the tool of violence. These attacks could not have occurred without the ability of people who obtained the idea to kill and murder on social media. They, most probably, did not receive any specific orders on how to carry out the violence, heck, just wander around social media and one gets a graduate education in the use of violence. They communicated with one another via social media, they developed their plans to murder via social media, and after their deaths there are hundreds of other terrorists ready to continue their work.

Even as I write, men and women are communicating via social media on how they can become the next glorious group of heroes who murder the innocent in the name of God or whoever. We are in a new era in which those seeking to die for some cause will continue and continue this approach to life –and death. Last night it was Paris, tomorrow it might be London or Moscow or New York. Frankly, no one does not understand how to end the use by terrorists of social media. Perhaps, there is some technological genius who can figure out a way to halt the use of social media for violence.

Paris is Burning and there is no end in sight unless we simply destroyed the monster we created in social media.

The Mets Are Went Down To Defeat

I do realize this blog is supposed to focus upon world events and issues of importance to humankind. Well, for some of us,baseball and football and basketball are a lot more important than who ISIS killed today.The New York Mets were killed, no, murdered, by their incompetence and the pitchers of the Kansas City Royals. These are not joyous days in the city of New York. First,we had to deal with idiots from Texas or the states of the South who continue electing men and women who would fail getting through elementary school, and now we have to endure a bunch of hicks from Kansas City doing harm to our lives.

Let me explain the reasons for the Mets losing the World Series:

1, Barack Obama caused the Ebola scare and since he finished with that one he decided to scare New Yorkers. Remember, he comes from Hawaii, wherever that place is.

2. Ted Cruz never got a chance to filibuster the umps and that’s why the Mets lost.

3. John Boehner cried for the Kansas City Royals,but not one tear for the Mets!

4. Met players were forced to listen to Ben Carson explaining his tax program and they just fell asleep. Unfortunately,they kept on sleeping on the baseball field.

5. Donald Trump is from New York.The Met Hispanic players were afraid he would send them back to the Dominican Republic or Mexico or wherever and they were afraid to get hits against the gringoes.

German Right Wingers Hate Muslims

In modern times any effort to assist refugees is bound to create a backlash by those readily able to stir up fear and confusion regarding who are these refugees and how will they impact–YOUR JOB. Pegida is a German hate group whose goal is to stir up violence against refugees who currently are entering Germany. The old, and ever faithful cry, the newcomers are after your job, want to rob you and definitely seek to rape your daughter. Pegida thugs are throwing fire bombs into refugee centers, and attacking people in the streets.

There are now reports some Pegida thugs are taking jobs as security workers in refugee camps in an effort to find new ways of creating trouble. Fortunately. Chancellor Merkel remains steadfast in her desire to welcome newcomers into Germany. She understands that Germany’s population will dramatically decline in the second half of this century without a few million refugees.

Is It Legal To Hate?

The people of France endured the horrors of World War II first hand since they were under Nazi occupation for nearly four years. Like many European nations they witnessed the Holocaust first hand since thousands of French Jews died in death camps. France today, has several laws which touch on the topic of hate speech. It is a crime to engage in the “incitement to discrimination.” At this point, the law mainly focuses upon hatred toward Muslim citizens. Marinne Le Pen, daughter of a man who was noted for hate speech against Jews, now heads the National Front whose main enemy are Muslims residing in France.

She is now being charged with hate speech. She was angry because Muslims, who lack sufficient mosques, sometimes pray in public. According to Ms. Le Pen,”this is an occupation of territory.” I always thought if one really believed in God one could pray to him anywhere and at any time. I do not think the Big Guy up in the sky worries if you pray to Him it must be inside a building.