Category Archives: World News

This daily review will present headlines and a short paragraph concerning issues presented in newspapers throughout the world.

Black Lives, White Lives, Any Lives

Black Lives Matter has done an excellent job of keeping the issue of police killing blacks in the public eye. It definitely is a non-violent group, it means well, but it lacks long range goals. At a recent meeting of Netroots in St. Louis, some blacks blasted this group– whose goals are to institute some of the idea of Bernie Sanders–claiming they were “white occupiers of the disunited States.” I assume there is a goal for this action.

The ongoing failure of Black Lives Matter is statistics– black people represent about 10% of Americans. If their agenda is to become reality, there is need to win over to their ideas, at least 40% of whites, Hispanics, and Asians. In old fashioned politics this is termed forming alliances with groups possessing similar goals to your own group. It is time for Black Lives Matter to adopt a new slogan–“When Black Lives Matter, ALL Lives Matter!”

ISIS Just ISIS

During World War II, the United States and its allies confronted the German army which was the best in the world, and had over eight million soldiers. Oh, there was the Japanese army of six million. BUT, according to Republicans, the United States  has NEVER EVER before confronted such a threat to its very existence until the arrival of ISIS. At best, ISIS contains about 50,000 soldiers who lack -tanks, heavy artillery, a Navy, and air force, but somehow they represent the GREATEST THREAT TO AMERICA IN ITS ENTIRE HISTORY!!

Oops, sorry, ISIS represents a threat to WESTERN CIVILIZATION! Yes, with its great army of 50,000 it will soon sweep over Europe, cross the Atlantic, and land in New York to begin the slaughter of Jews! Secretary of State John Kerry was ridiculed by Republicans for saying ISIS is on the run. IT IS! It already has lost 40% of its territory, and within the coming months will have lost 70%. The reason for lone wolf terror attacks is because ISIS is losing on the battlefields of the Middle East.

Just remember, each year in America, over 30,000 people die as a result of guns. NO one claims this is THE GREATEST THREAT TO AMERICA IN ITS HISTORY!!

Democracy Defeated In Turkey

Ordinarily, an Army coup to overthrow a democratically elected government would result in this blog supporting the success of government to defeat this attack. However, the Army coup in Turkey was the last possible hope to save democracy in Turkey from the ever increasing dictatorial government of Recep Erdogan. President Erdogan has closed down opposition newspapers, he has placed in prison more journalists than any other government in the world, and he has employed hysteria to gain complete control over the government.

He blames an American based Muslim cleric, Fetalluah Gulen for fomenting the coup. Once Erdogan and Gulen were allies, but when it comes to power, Recep Erdogan has no allies. Several hundred people are dead, about 3,000 soldiers under arrest. But, democracy is hanging by a thread in Turkey. Erdogan will use the coup to become even more dictatorial!

Baton Rouge Again

At least three policeman are dead, three are wounded, an a black man is dead. Once again, some furious person, who happened to be Black skinned, went wild with anger and blasted away at cops. President Obama expressed his grief, Donald Trump made clear the president “does not have a clue” concerning the recent outbreak of violence by whites and blacks. Then again, we await any suggestion, any proposal, any words of common sense, from Donald Trump concerning how to reduce violence between blacks and whites.

Sorry, there is NO quick solution, there is NO one thing that can be done. We as a nation have struggled for nearly FOUR HUNDRED YEARS to resolve the divide between those with white skins who possessed power and those with black skins who wanted to enter the power arena, or at least, cease being the targets of bullets and death.

The real question is two parts: “When, and how we begin to end the Great Divide?”

Newt Gingrich, American Historian

Believe it or not, but when Newt Gingrich was a college professor, he actually wrote a history of the United States of America. I assume this meant, he had some knowledge of the Constitutional Convention which created the American government. You know,Newt, that thing called, the Bill of Rights. So,listen to this alleged expert on American history:

“Western civilization is at war. We should frankly test every person who is of Muslim background and they believe in sharia, they should be deported.”

Newt, is NOT kidding. He simply is stating what many fellow Republicans desire-the suspension of the Constitution. Of course, Republicans non-stop insist they want to respect our FOUNDING FATHERS!

Perhaps, this Newt outbreak of nonsense was simply anger for not becoming Donald’s selection to be the Vice Presidential candidate.

On The Clintons

I voted for Bill Clinton, I voted for Hillary Clinton when she ran for US Senator from New York. I, essentially, not  entirely, agreed with the ideas of the Clintons in the arena of politics. But, it increasingly becomes apparent the Clintons suffer from an exaggerated sense of their own importance. Bill Clinton’s behavior, his desire for money, his desire to still be an important person, has led to abuse of the role of being an ex-president. After Harry Truman stepped down from the presidency, he rejected any offer from businessmen to use his name. He told them an ex-president’s name was not for sale.

Hillary Clinton should step down from her race for president. For once, a Clinton should place the interests of America before their need to be important. The defeat of Donald Trump IS the major issue of this year. She should retire from the race, and allow either Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren to win the  presidency.

Of course, this will not happen. The Clintons always place themselves before the  nation.

We Finally Got Him!

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the young American nation was known to Europeans as the leader in the fight to end capital punishment, and to create prisons where the goal was rehabilitation of criminals. That was then, today is now. Yesterday, the state of Georgia injected John Wayne Conner, aged sixty, with  barbiturate, and he soon was dead. The crime which resulted in his death happened in 1982 when John and his buddy, JT White were drinking and smoking marijuana. He was the sixth person this year in Georgia to be executed.

Gee, thirty years have passed since the crime. Did Mr. Conner display new behaviors? Did he demonstrate that the man who killed a friend, was now a different person? For God’s sake the ‘murder’ was an explosion of anger against a FRIEND!

They Are Coming For US!

I so enjoy so-called experts on CNN who emphasize that Americans must become realists and accept the reality that ISIS and other terrorist groups are coming after US. Of  course the US are Christians and Jews residing in America who now are the target of hating Muslim terrorists. Repeating a lie does not make it true despite the number of times you shout it. Here is  REALITY;:

1. Fewer than 100 Americans have been killed by Muslim terror groups.

2. Each day in Iraq over a hundred MUSLIMS are murdered by ISIS or al-Qaeda.

3. Nearly one million Syrian Muslims have been killed due to terror by their government or from terrorists.

4. Muslims are getting killed in Libya.

5. Each time ISIS has seized territory they murder Muslims.

6. In Afghanistan Muslims are killing Muslims.

7. In Pakistan, Muslims are killing Muslims.

The list goes on and on. Relatively few non-Muslims have been killed due to terrorist action.

The main people that ISIS is coming after are–MUSLIMS!!

 

France Under Siege–Why?

Last night in Nice, France a mad man went on a rampage and drove a truck through thousands of people celebrating Bastille Day. Yes, he was a Muslim. Actually, it appears he was of Tunisian heritage. The question arises as to why are so many attacks by ISIS conducted by those who have lived and worked in France? Answers to that  question in no way justify the actions of this deranged young man. Reality: Over 95% of Muslims born in the United States are assimilated and many earn excellent salaries. They are American Muslims.

However, in France, the vast majority of Muslims do NOT consider themselves to be French. Of course, many do, but there is a large number of Muslims who feel isolated from French culture and values. They never in school became proud of their French culture, nor do they share many French values. A high percent of young Muslims are unemployed or work at low pay occupations. Unlike, most American Muslims, they do not emphasize their French Muslim category.

A high percent live in slums without any prospect for a middle class life. France is a class based society in which those of the middle and upper classes ensure their children wind up with good jobs and a good life. The French people must:

1. Accept multiculturalism which allows groups to retain part of their culture while entering the national culture.

2. It must cease silly laws such as how a Muslim female can or cannot dress. In America, Jews can wear their yarmulke and still retain a job. Why can’t Muslim women wear the chador or hijab? How you dress does not alter your sense of nationalism unless society makes one feel that way.

No Conversations –Action!

Once again another American shooting tragedy and leaders in both parties urge the need for conversations which result in people of all backgrounds coming together as friends. In other words, the apparent problem is that somehow white and black people in this nation are not communicating with one another. President Obama urged the need to “bridge the gap” between people of color. Inherent in this argument is that problems we confront in this nation between those with black skins and those with white skins would cease and desist if only we went out and had a cup of coffee with one another.

1. Most members of police forces are hard working decent people.

2. Yes, there are black criminals who actually spend their days and nights shooting  other blacks.

3. There ARE BAD COPS. They shoot quick and for no reason.

4. How about placing on trial for murder the next cop who shoots without reason? THAT ACTION WILL GO A LONG WAY TO ENDING DEMONSTRATIONS.