Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Truth as we think we know it....

Image result for finding the truth cartoonThere is and has always been a differentiation in what we believe, what we think and in what we strive to accomplish.  What you believed when you were young may be pivotally different than when you’re old.  Those differences are the product of a variety of concerns that affect some but not all at different levels depending on the conditions that surround the circumstances of those changes.  How we change can have an effect on what we ultimately become, so much so that the process of changing has taken on a life of its own and been given a singular position that transcends the initial process of change.


The question of change is fundamental in our understanding of how those changes affect our lives, our beliefs and our morals. In determining the effects of those changes on ourselves it is essential to have a clear understanding of why.  Why do we believe what we believe?  Why do we accept certain strains of understanding while disregarding others?  Why is that person a Republican or a Democrat?  Why do they believe what they believe? What causes some to pursue a life of crime or a life of service?  The answers to these questions may not be answerable directly or within a preset time frame but the pursuit of those answers can often help in determining a level of understanding that can shed some light into the deeper confines of the more esoteric and mysterious reason for change.


We all have a unique perspective, and the deeper we delve into the individual psyche the more unique attributes are revealed and the more opportunities there are for discovery; there are innumerable and inexhaustible forays into those variations making the discoveries of belief and life, a series of self-discovery rather than the more accepted belief in an individual growth or advancement.  If our goal is to grow or advance some aspect of our individual psyche then and only then can we claim to have advanced.
Advancing into some realm of understanding is often a process that requires a substantial focus on that specific task with no guarantee of success.  How are we to know if the path we have chosen to pursue will yield positive results?  The very attempt is lauded as a move in the right direction but when compared to the overall results of one’s life the conclusion of validity can only be judged at the moment of our demise making the entire process suspect and risky.


If you have a religious bent to your personal philosophy then your process for change takes on a more ethereal time frame and puts off the judgement of success or failure at least until after your death.  The end results are exactly the same for both the living and the dead but it’s our perception of what is required during life that changes, a perception that encourages a stronger formation of responsibility for those who believe in a greater good overall.  The truth of this perspective will come to play at some point making this discussion moot to some extent but the process of consideration is important as we struggle with the realities of the unknown.


What we think we are as opposed to what actually is, is the gap between the two and may reveal how we ask those pivotal questions and the perception of our understanding of those questions asked.  From the basic premise of a political preference to the more complex reasoning surrounding that premise we weave and dodge, we embrace and dislodge preferring to grab onto some beliefs while discouraging others.  There may be a reason for what we do and there may be a logical component to those decisions made but for every logical affirmation there are just as many uncontrolled and spurious decisions made continuing the eternal imbalance that exists in all of us.


What influences an individual?  What truths need to be ignored for some other truths to be evident?  Or are you of the belief that all truth is needed in concert in order to quantify complete understanding? From the stand of a political preference can we encourage positive change around the premise of one party over the other?  Are we really that desperate in our beliefs that it is imperative to disregard the “truth” of the Republicans to foster the truth of Democrats?


If truth is the ultimate goal then are not all truths important?  It must be decided, what is the truth or more succinctly what truths should be standardized and accepted as truth?  The subject of what is true is a difficult process when our finite perception is based on a mortal existence, where all truths are subject to elucidation and interpretation making the very prospect of discovery a life long process of experimentation and discovery.


Is a person closer to the truth by becoming a Democrat or a Republican?  Are the truths around Trump more salient than those around Hillary?  How do we truly know what the truth about anything is when our ability to discern is based on our human condition, a condition that is by nature temporary and fleeting?  By definition, truth is constant, unchanging and the same for everyone, despite their view from any perspective; truth cannot be subject to interpretation or analysis, it must have a clear and concise meaning, a meaning that does not change nor is open to discussion or manipulation.


I would hope that when we change we change toward the truths that are supposed to exist all around us.  It matters little if we know the truth for the truth to be true.   What we need to understand is the process of obtaining truth and holding on to those principles that will inevitably guide us and motivate us toward more truths.


A beginning guide to the Truth.


Answer the following:
  1. Are there truths or is there only perception?
  2. Can a truth be true for you and not for someone else?
  3. Is it possible to pursue a partial truth?
  4. How do you know if something is true?


When considering the Truth, it is important to recognize the difference between a truth and the mirriad speculations around the truth that we are faced with each and every day.  When we can make the subtle determinations of truth based on the understanding that truth does not change then we can admit to ourselves that our time on earth is a time for learning, a separation of truth from those facts that fail to cross over from the speculative to the unchanging.  If you accept the tenor of TRUTH, that it exists then you must also accept the reality that truths are here for us to find.   

The Truth as we think we know it....

Image result for finding the truth cartoonThere is and has always been a differentiation in what we believe, what we think and in what we strive to accomplish.  What you believed when you were young may be pivotally different than when you’re old.  Those differences are the product of a variety of concerns that affect some but not all at different levels depending on the conditions that surround the circumstances of those changes.  How we change can have an effect on what we ultimately become, so much so that the process of changing has taken on a life of its own and been given a singular position that transcends the initial process of change.


The question of change is fundamental in our understanding of how those changes affect our lives, our beliefs and our morals. In determining the effects of those changes on ourselves it is essential to have a clear understanding of why.  Why do we believe what we believe?  Why do we accept certain strains of understanding while disregarding others?  Why is that person a Republican or a Democrat?  Why do they believe what they believe? What causes some to pursue a life of crime or a life of service?  The answers to these questions may not be answerable directly or within a preset time frame but the pursuit of those answers can often help in determining a level of understanding that can shed some light into the deeper confines of the more esoteric and mysterious reason for change.


We all have a unique perspective, and the deeper we delve into the individual psyche the more unique attributes are revealed and the more opportunities there are for discovery; there are innumerable and inexhaustible forays into those variations making the discoveries of belief and life, a series of self-discovery rather than the more accepted belief in an individual growth or advancement.  If our goal is to grow or advance some aspect of our individual psyche then and only then can we claim to have advanced.
Advancing into some realm of understanding is often a process that requires a substantial focus on that specific task with no guarantee of success.  How are we to know if the path we have chosen to pursue will yield positive results?  The very attempt is lauded as a move in the right direction but when compared to the overall results of one’s life the conclusion of validity can only be judged at the moment of our demise making the entire process suspect and risky.


If you have a religious bent to your personal philosophy then your process for change takes on a more ethereal time frame and puts off the judgement of success or failure at least until after your death.  The end results are exactly the same for both the living and the dead but it’s our perception of what is required during life that changes, a perception that encourages a stronger formation of responsibility for those who believe in a greater good overall.  The truth of this perspective will come to play at some point making this discussion moot to some extent but the process of consideration is important as we struggle with the realities of the unknown.


What we think we are as opposed to what actually is, is the gap between the two and may reveal how we ask those pivotal questions and the perception of our understanding of those questions asked.  From the basic premise of a political preference to the more complex reasoning surrounding that premise we weave and dodge, we embrace and dislodge preferring to grab onto some beliefs while discouraging others.  There may be a reason for what we do and there may be a logical component to those decisions made but for every logical affirmation there are just as many uncontrolled and spurious decisions made continuing the eternal imbalance that exists in all of us.


What influences an individual?  What truths need to be ignored for some other truths to be evident?  Or are you of the belief that all truth is needed in concert in order to quantify complete understanding? From the stand of a political preference can we encourage positive change around the premise of one party over the other?  Are we really that desperate in our beliefs that it is imperative to disregard the “truth” of the Republicans to foster the truth of Democrats?


If truth is the ultimate goal then are not all truths important?  It must be decided, what is the truth or more succinctly what truths should be standardized and accepted as truth?  The subject of what is true is a difficult process when our finite perception is based on a mortal existence, where all truths are subject to elucidation and interpretation making the very prospect of discovery a life long process of experimentation and discovery.


Is a person closer to the truth by becoming a Democrat or a Republican?  Are the truths around Trump more salient than those around Hillary?  How do we truly know what the truth about anything is when our ability to discern is based on our human condition, a condition that is by nature temporary and fleeting?  By definition, truth is constant, unchanging and the same for everyone, despite their view from any perspective; truth cannot be subject to interpretation or analysis, it must have a clear and concise meaning, a meaning that does not change nor is open to discussion or manipulation.


I would hope that when we change we change toward the truths that are supposed to exist all around us.  It matters little if we know the truth for the truth to be true.   What we need to understand is the process of obtaining truth and holding on to those principles that will inevitably guide us and motivate us toward more truths.


A beginning guide to the Truth.


Answer the following:
  1. Are there truths or is there only perception?
  2. Can a truth be true for you and not for someone else?
  3. Is it possible to pursue a partial truth?
  4. How do you know if something is true?


When considering the Truth, it is important to recognize the difference between a truth and the mirriad speculations around the truth that we are faced with each and every day.  When we can make the subtle determinations of truth based on the understanding that truth does not change then we can admit to ourselves that our time on earth is a time for learning, a separation of truth from those facts that fail to cross over from the speculative to the unchanging.  If you accept the tenor of TRUTH, that it exists then you must also accept the reality that truths are here for us to find.   

Monday, August 8, 2016

Trump vs Republicans

Only with the Republicans does the problem exist where a sitting governor  refuses to endorse the Republican Presidential nominee, in his own state.   When you think about the issues that brought about this convergence of distaste you start to realize how messed up the Republicans are.

It all starts with the premise that a principle is more important than the election and the reality of throwing an election or in this case giving the election to the opposing party occurred just because the principle of the matter has gotten in the way of the “bigger Picture”.

When John Kasich refused to endorse Donald Trump in Ohio the pettiness of the entire affair is beyond petty and falls within the arena of self destructive.  Principles are a good thing.  Principles create a meaningful level of morality and in some ways determine how we should act and react to influences around us, but when those same principles create a myopic view and contract our sight the need to reevaluate those principles becomes an essential process of introspection.  

A few questions need to be asked about the current situation and the reasons why Kasich has withheld his endorsement.  1.  What does John Kasich get out of the process?  2.  How does withholding his endorsement help his own future within Politics?  3.  Does his relationship with Trump really mean that much to the American people, and will his refusal to endorse have an effect on the outcome of the election?

Not really knowing the answers to the above questions I can only speculate, but that’s what I do best….

  1. What does the governor of Ohio get out of this process?  From the outside looking in the obvious answer to this question is he will get the approval of the more liberal factions of his state and therefore gain some “respect” for standing against the Machine that is Trump.  

  1. By withholding his endorsement Kasich will achieve some semblance of respect but only for the short term and only within the ranks of the Democratic Party and a few powerful republicans like Romney who has been a vocal opponent as well.   The long term effects will most assuredly be dependent on whether or not Trump wins or losses.  If Trump wins Kasich will have gained nothing but the admiration of those who share his selfish endeavor to stick to his principles.  Even if Trump loses the overall tenor of the country will cause the entire affair to be forgotten and any moral ground that Kasich professes will be moved aside for the politics of the day.

  1. The distribution of the ideology of Trump versus the rest of the world will continue to fractionalize the country and with it  the health of the Republican Party.  By opposing Trump so vehemently the party itself will more than likely implode due to the growing needs and discontent of those who claim conservative rather than republican and that difference with the American people will not be so easily forgotten nor forgiven making what Kasich is doing a very risky proposition at least.

There is much more to this story than the governor of Ohio.  Those who are vocally against Trump include the top shakers of the Republican establishment.  Another question must be asked.  Are the leaders of the Republicans so fearful of Trump because of his popularity or are they afraid because of his divergence away from those who are in control?  If the answer is control than we need to ask what does the party offer us if all they're interested in is control?  And what’s the difference between the current Republican Hierarchy and the Democratic hierarchy?  

When Trump won the nomination the response should have been a wholesale support of his candidacy and not a piecemeal endorsement based on conditions of like-ability.  For the first time in many years we have a true alternative to the political machine within both parties.  For the first time in years we have a candidate that has surpassed our expectations for a non-political alternative and what do we do, we complain, we demand he changes, we criticize and vent over his personality or his lack of empathy and demand he change.  But change into what?  Another oily mouthed politician?  Another lying and deceiving bureaucrat?  Why are we so entrenched in the belief that only our way matters and that if Trump refuses to change to “our” will than we will refuse to vote for him.  

Donald Trump, if history has anything to say about the outcome, will be successful in his bid to be our next president.  He has overcome every roadblock and has risen to become the “party's” nominee.  He is currently within the margin of error with Hillary and despite the continual negativity of his detractors Trump has proven that he is a politician, just not the kind of politician most of us are used to.

Regardless of what John Kasich decides to do and despite the efforts of the Republican Party the vote will determine the outcome and the vote, if it’s not hijacked, will give us a new kind of leader.  He is a leader, he is successful. He is bombastic and loud.  He is opinionated and proud but he is also a loyal employer,  a good friend, a artful negotiator and an avid American who may have some differences in how he approaches problems, but isn’t that what we’ve been looking for?

Drop the pretense, Drop the selfish personal endeavor to please the Democrats.  It’s time to for the Republican party to support, whole heartedly support Donald Trump, he earned it and deserves our support.
Only with the Republicans does the problem exist where a sitting governor  refuses to endorse the Republican Presidential nominee, in his own state.   When you think about the issues that brought about this convergence of distaste you start to realize how messed up the Republicans are.

It all starts with the premise that a principle is more important than the election and the reality of throwing an election or in this case giving the election to the opposing party occurred just because the principle of the matter has gotten in the way of the “bigger Picture”.

When John Kasich refused to endorse Donald Trump in Ohio the pettiness of the entire affair is beyond petty and falls within the arena of self destructive.  Principles are a good thing.  Principles create a meaningful level of morality and in some ways determine how we should act and react to influences around us, but when those same principles create a myopic view and contract our sight the need to reevaluate those principles becomes an essential process of introspection.  

A few questions need to be asked about the current situation and the reasons why Kasich has withheld his endorsement.  1.  What does John Kasich get out of the process?  2.  How does withholding his endorsement help his own future within Politics?  3.  Does his relationship with Trump really mean that much to the American people, and will his refusal to endorse have an effect on the outcome of the election?

Not really knowing the answers to the above questions I can only speculate, but that’s what I do best….

  1. What does the governor of Ohio get out of this process?  From the outside looking in the obvious answer to this question is he will get the approval of the more liberal factions of his state and therefore gain some “respect” for standing against the Machine that is Trump.  

  1. By withholding his endorsement Kasich will achieve some semblance of respect but only for the short term and only within the ranks of the Democratic Party and a few powerful republicans like Romney who has been a vocal opponent as well.   The long term effects will most assuredly be dependent on whether or not Trump wins or losses.  If Trump wins Kasich will have gained nothing but the admiration of those who share his selfish endeavor to stick to his principles.  Even if Trump loses the overall tenor of the country will cause the entire affair to be forgotten and any moral ground that Kasich professes will be moved aside for the politics of the day.

  1. The distribution of the ideology of Trump versus the rest of the world will continue to fractionalize the country and with it  the health of the Republican Party.  By opposing Trump so vehemently the party itself will more than likely implode due to the growing needs and discontent of those who claim conservative rather than republican and that difference with the American people will not be so easily forgotten nor forgiven making what Kasich is doing a very risky proposition at least.

There is much more to this story than the governor of Ohio.  Those who are vocally against Trump include the top shakers of the Republican establishment.  Another question must be asked.  Are the leaders of the Republicans so fearful of Trump because of his popularity or are they afraid because of his divergence away from those who are in control?  If the answer is control than we need to ask what does the party offer us if all they're interested in is control?  And what’s the difference between the current Republican Hierarchy and the Democratic hierarchy?  

When Trump won the nomination the response should have been a wholesale support of his candidacy and not a piecemeal endorsement based on conditions of likeability.  For the first time in many years we have a true alternative to the political machine within both parties.  For the first time in years we have a candidate that has surpassed our expectations for a non-political alternative and what do we do, we complain, we demand he changes, we criticize and vent over his personality or his lack of empathy and demand he change.  But change into what?  Another oily mouthed politician?  Another lying and deceiving bureaucrat?  Why are we so entrenched in the belief that only our way matters and that if Trump refuses to change to “our” will than we will refuse to vote for him.  

Donald Trump, if history has anything to say about the outcome, will be successful in his bid to be our next president.  He has overcome every roadblock and has risen to become the “party's” nominee.  He is currently within the margin of error with Hillary and despite the continual negativity of his detractors Trump has proven that he is a politician, just not the kind of politician most of us are used to.

Regardless of what John Kasich decides to do and despite the efforts of the Republican Party the vote will determine the outcome and the vote, if it’s not hijacked, will give us a new kind of leader.  He is a leader, he is successful. He is bombastic and loud.  He is opinionated and proud but he is also a loyal employer,  a good friend, a artful negotiator and an avid American who may have some differences in how he approaches problems, but isn’t that what we’ve been looking for?

Drop the pretense, Drop the selfish personal endeavor to please the Democrats.  It’s time to for the Republican party to support, whole heartedly support Donald Trump, he earned it and deserves our support.

Only with the Republicans does the problem exist where a sitting governor  refuses to endorse the Republican Presidential nominee, in his own state.   When you think about the issues that brought about this convergence of distaste you start to realize how messed up the Republicans are.

It all starts with the premise that a principle is more important than the election and the reality of throwing an election or in this case giving the election to the opposing party occurred just because the principle of the matter has gotten in the way of the “bigger Picture”.

When John Kasich refused to endorse Donald Trump in Ohio the pettiness of the entire affair is beyond petty and falls within the arena of self destructive.  Principles are a good thing.  Principles create a meaningful level of morality and in some ways determine how we should act and react to influences around us, but when those same principles create a myopic view and contract our sight the need to reevaluate those principles becomes an essential process of introspection.  

A few questions need to be asked about the current situation and the reasons why Kasich has withheld his endorsement.  1.  What does John Kasich get out of the process?  2.  How does withholding his endorsement help his own future within Politics?  3.  Does his relationship with Trump really mean that much to the American people, and will his refusal to endorse have an effect on the outcome of the election?

Not really knowing the answers to the above questions I can only speculate, but that’s what I do best….

  1. What does the governor of Ohio get out of this process?  From the outside looking in the obvious answer to this question is he will get the approval of the more liberal factions of his state and therefore gain some “respect” for standing against the Machine that is Trump.  

  1. By withholding his endorsement Kasich will achieve some semblance of respect but only for the short term and only within the ranks of the Democratic Party and a few powerful republicans like Romney who has been a vocal opponent as well.   The long term effects will most assuredly be dependent on whether or not Trump wins or losses.  If Trump wins Kasich will have gained nothing but the admiration of those who share his selfish endeavor to stick to his principles.  Even if Trump loses the overall tenor of the country will cause the entire affair to be forgotten and any moral ground that Kasich professes will be moved aside for the politics of the day.

  1. The distribution of the ideology of Trump versus the rest of the world will continue to fractionalize the country and with it  the health of the Republican Party.  By opposing Trump so vehemently the party itself will more than likely implode due to the growing needs and discontent of those who claim conservative rather than republican and that difference with the American people will not be so easily forgotten nor forgiven making what Kasich is doing a very risky proposition at least.

There is much more to this story than the governor of Ohio.  Those who are vocally against Trump include the top shakers of the Republican establishment.  Another question must be asked.  Are the leaders of the Republicans so fearful of Trump because of his popularity or are they afraid because of his divergence away from those who are in control?  If the answer is control than we need to ask what does the party offer us if all they're interested in is control?  And what’s the difference between the current Republican Hierarchy and the Democratic hierarchy?  

When Trump won the nomination the response should have been a wholesale support of his candidacy and not a piecemeal endorsement based on conditions of likeability.  For the first time in many years we have a true alternative to the political machine within both parties.  For the first time in years we have a candidate that has surpassed our expectations for a non-political alternative and what do we do, we complain, we demand he changes, we criticize and vent over his personality or his lack of empathy and demand he change.  But change into what?  Another oily mouthed politician?  Another lying and deceiving bureaucrat?  Why are we so entrenched in the belief that only our way matters and that if Trump refuses to change to “our” will than we will refuse to vote for him.  

Donald Trump, if history has anything to say about the outcome, will be successful in his bid to be our next president.  He has overcome every roadblock and has risen to become the “party's” nominee.  He is currently within the margin of error with Hillary and despite the continual negativity of his detractors Trump has proven that he is a politician, just not the kind of politician most of us are used to.

Regardless of what John Kasich decides to do and despite the efforts of the Republican Party the vote will determine the outcome and the vote, if it’s not hijacked, will give us a new kind of leader.  He is a leader, he is successful. He is bombastic and loud.  He is opinionated and proud but he is also a loyal employer,  a good friend, a artful negotiator and an avid American who may have some differences in how he approaches problems, but isn’t that what we’ve been looking for?

Drop the pretense, Drop the selfish personal endeavor to please the Democrats.  It’s time to for the Republican party to support, whole heartedly support Donald Trump, he earned it and deserves our support.
Only with the Republicans does the problem exist where a sitting governor  refuses to endorse the Republican Presidential nominee, in his own state.   When you think about the issues that brought about this convergence of distaste you start to realize how messed up the Republicans are.

It all starts with the premise that a principle is more important than the election and the reality of throwing an election or in this case giving the election to the opposing party occurred just because the principle of the matter has gotten in the way of the “bigger Picture”.

When John Kasich refused to endorse Donald Trump in Ohio the pettiness of the entire affair is beyond petty and falls within the arena of self destructive.  Principles are a good thing.  Principles create a meaningful level of morality and in some ways determine how we should act and react to influences around us, but when those same principles create a myopic view and contract our sight the need to reevaluate those principles becomes an essential process of introspection.  

A few questions need to be asked about the current situation and the reasons why Kasich has withheld his endorsement.  1.  What does John Kasich get out of the process?  2.  How does withholding his endorsement help his own future within Politics?  3.  Does his relationship with Trump really mean that much to the American people, and will his refusal to endorse have an effect on the outcome of the election?

Not really knowing the answers to the above questions I can only speculate, but that’s what I do best….

  1. What does the governor of Ohio get out of this process?  From the outside looking in the obvious answer to this question is he will get the approval of the more liberal factions of his state and therefore gain some “respect” for standing against the Machine that is Trump.  

  1. By withholding his endorsement Kasich will achieve some semblance of respect but only for the short term and only within the ranks of the Democratic Party and a few powerful republicans like Romney who has been a vocal opponent as well.   The long term effects will most assuredly be dependent on whether or not Trump wins or losses.  If Trump wins Kasich will have gained nothing but the admiration of those who share his selfish endeavor to stick to his principles.  Even if Trump loses the overall tenor of the country will cause the entire affair to be forgotten and any moral ground that Kasich professes will be moved aside for the politics of the day.

  1. The distribution of the ideology of Trump versus the rest of the world will continue to fractionalize the country and with it  the health of the Republican Party.  By opposing Trump so vehemently the party itself will more than likely implode due to the growing needs and discontent of those who claim conservative rather than republican and that difference with the American people will not be so easily forgotten nor forgiven making what Kasich is doing a very risky proposition at least.

There is much more to this story than the governor of Ohio.  Those who are vocally against Trump include the top shakers of the Republican establishment.  Another question must be asked.  Are the leaders of the Republicans so fearful of Trump because of his popularity or are they afraid because of his divergence away from those who are in control?  If the answer is control than we need to ask what does the party offer us if all they're interested in is control?  And what’s the difference between the current Republican Hierarchy and the Democratic hierarchy?  

When Trump won the nomination the response should have been a wholesale support of his candidacy and not a piecemeal endorsement based on conditions of likeability.  For the first time in many years we have a true alternative to the political machine within both parties.  For the first time in years we have a candidate that has surpassed our expectations for a non-political alternative and what do we do, we complain, we demand he changes, we criticize and vent over his personality or his lack of empathy and demand he change.  But change into what?  Another oily mouthed politician?  Another lying and deceiving bureaucrat?  Why are we so entrenched in the belief that only our way matters and that if Trump refuses to change to “our” will than we will refuse to vote for him.  

Donald Trump, if history has anything to say about the outcome, will be successful in his bid to be our next president.  He has overcome every roadblock and has risen to become the “party's” nominee.  He is currently within the margin of error with Hillary and despite the continual negativity of his detractors Trump has proven that he is a politician, just not the kind of politician most of us are used to.

Regardless of what John Kasich decides to do and despite the efforts of the Republican Party the vote will determine the outcome and the vote, if it’s not hijacked, will give us a new kind of leader.  He is a leader, he is successful. He is bombastic and loud.  He is opinionated and proud but he is also a loyal employer,  a good friend, a artful negotiator and an avid American who may have some differences in how he approaches problems, but isn’t that what we’ve been looking for?

Drop the pretense, Drop the selfish personal endeavor to please the Democrats.  It’s time to for the Republican party to support, whole heartedly support Donald Trump, he earned it and deserves our support.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Black lives matter ...

Black lives do matter!  Black lives matter to most everyone.  Black lives matter to the whites, the browns and to every other race except to the blacks that espouse the premise that racism is to blame for the disparity between them and everyone else but mostly between them and the white community.

Then there was Dallas and now Baton rouge, apparently white lives do not matter nor do the lives of the police.  If black lives matter are their lives more important than the other lives that they are taking?

There is an inherent evil in promoting one group at the exclusion of another.  That practice is evil and is blatantly racist.  When the leaders of the “black lives matter” movement proclaim that black lives matter what they are not saying in the same breath is that everyone else does not matter to the same extent.   We should feel guilty for the oppression and the actions of our forefathers and be prepared to give up our lives for the lives of those who proclaim preeminence based on the faulty premise that only black lives matter.  

TOTAL POPULATION
TOTAL NO. OF SLAVES
NO. OF FAMILIES
TOTAL FREE POPULATION
TOTAL NO. OF SLAVEHOLDERS
PERCENT OF FAMILIES OWNING SLAVES
SLAVES AS PERCENT OF POPULATION
Total                  31,183,582 3,950,528      5,155,608    27,233,198             393,975           8%-13%

The above is only a point of reference and not an excuse or an attempt to mitigate the horrors that was or is slavery.  The Black lives matter movement has some of its impetus because of the ongoing reality of slavery and the effects of a race of people having been subjugated and used.  Slavery is unequivocally evil and should never have happened.  The reality of slavery today is however much worse than it ever was with the same horrors that occurred are still raging out of control in many parts of the world and in this country. 

Black slavery, white slavery, child abuse, indentured servitude etc.….the list is long and horrific with millions being subjected to the will of others without recourse; slavery must end.
Black lives do matter.  All lives matter but when you take the totality of crime in relation to race you can easily see a disparity in the claims with those who scream the loudest.  If Black lives matter why are they not engaged in stopping the violence in the inner cities?  Consider the following as reported from the Daily Wire: 

1.        Data shows that 93 percent of black homicide victims are killed by other blacks.
2.       The Wall Street Journal's Jason Riley points out that the white crime rate is "much lower than the black rate."  According to Riley, "Blacks commit violent crimes at 7 to 10 times the rate that whites do."  There are reasons to explain why but should not that be the focus of the protests?
Blacks committed 52 percent of homicides between 1980 and 2008, despite composing just 13 percent of the population. Across the same time-frame, whites committed 45 percent of homicides while composing 77% of the population, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
3.       Black crime is even more prevalent in the country's largest cities and counties.

Heather Mac Donald writes in her book The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Safe that in Chicago, IL, blacks committed 76 percent of all homicides, despite composing 35 percent of the city's population. Blacks also accounted for 78 percent of all juvenile arrests. Whites, who compose 28 percent of the city's population, committed 4 percent of its homicides and 3.5 percent of its juvenile arrests. Hispanics, who compose 30 percent of the city's population, committed 19 percent of its homicides and 18 percent of its juvenile arrests. (Another eye-opening fact from Mac Donald's research is that only 26 percent of murder cases were solved in Chicago.)

Blacks are 10 percent of the population in Los Angeles, CA, but commit 42 percent of its robberies and 34 percent of its felonies. Whites make up 29 percent of the city's population, and commit 5 percent of its robberies and 13 percent of its felonies.

I could go on but I think you get the picture.  Black lives matter, of course they do but apparently they don’t matter to the blacks that are pushing and screaming in order to maintain their preeminence of power or control.

The Marxist Ideology that is being promoted only serves the few who continue to espouse the process and they continue to benefit as long as their voice is heard and followed.  If they who are screaming that “black lives matter” really cared about their brothers they would be focusing on the problems and not the hyperbole of a few scattered incidents that have all turned out to be the fault of the so called victims and not of the Police.

The terror that is being promoted and the idea of a runaway constabulary are false and anyone who believes these claims is feeding the evil, letting it flourish and grow.  The act of contrition has some merit perhaps but not by me and not by most who strive to lead a good and productive lives.  I am not a racist and most of you are not racist.  But to listen to those few, including President Obama we are the reasons for the outbreak of hate and the slaughtering of innocent children in our streets.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

Like the absence of truthful rhetoric, calling terror for what it is, like Islamic extremism the black lives matter orotundity does exactly the same.  They continue to speak in a manner that is completely false in order to garner an extreme following that will only bolster the position of those who continue to want power over the solution.  Their only purpose is to their own sovereignty and not the eventual resolution of peace.

Evil is evil, no matter how you couch the words.   Whether it’s within the Muslim brotherhood, ISIS or Black lives matter the fruits of their labor will tell the story of their motivations.  We need to listen carefully but not to their words.  We need to pay attention to the real problems and find workable solutions that divide (yes I said divide) the good from the evil and stop pandering to the evil of this world.

Frankly I’m tired of excusing the evil all around me and listening to others try to understand why they want to kill us or destroy us.  I would think that if an assailant entered my house to do me harm I would not step back and ask why are you doing this?  It’s time for positive action to prevent the evil from entering our homes and our communities.   It’s past the time to figure out why, I can tell you why, they hate us, they hate the freedoms, they hate the goodness of what we are and they want to destroy that goodness because they are evil.

It’s time to see them for what they are…EVIL …and it’s time to fight that evil with the goodness that is in all of us. 



Monday, July 4, 2016

Wiki Leaks

With the recent re-release of a 1,000 emails from Hillary’s deleted emails by Wiki Leaks the obvious has become infused with the palpable reality of top secrete exposure of the “other” emails sent from her “private” server.  Regardless of the severity of the exposed emails the possibility of governmental secretes being revealed has just taken a huge leap toward reality.  Hillary’s ability to govern can be judged as ineffective by the scope of what may be revealed and the possibility of outside influences being brought to bear from unscrupulous entities governmental or otherwise.  Do we really want a leader with such poor judgment, regardless of the espoused benign nature of those emails? What other risks is she willing to put the America through in order to a sway her convenience?   

The timing of Wiki Leaks release is not by chance.  Using the Forth of July is direct play to our national pride.  Wiki Leaks has taken a shot across our bow to enjoin us to beware of the incipient turmoil that will befall us if we ignore the obvious signs presented before us. 

Why the 4 of July?  (The following is from a previous post) Most around the world will say, “It’s just another day” but to many the 4th represents so much more.  We have lost that importance to some degree.  There are signs of its importance being compromised and marginalized but still to some, no matter what the changes in date or remembrance; the memories and challenges wrought through the sacrifices of hundreds and thousands will never be completely forgotten.

In my humble part of the world those signs of conciliation are well on their way.  The traditional fireworks display, reserved for the 4th  now take place on the most convenient Saturday, last year it was in June, in JUNE, not even in July, and not even close to the day we call  Independence Day.  

 I can understand some wanting to have the festivities on a weekend but to forsake the holiday for the convenience of scheduling only greases that slippery slope of complacency, sending us all down the slide to oblivion.

Perhaps a little harsh but when you put into perspective the great civilizations that have come and gone the record of destruction is a perfect 100% and every single organized society had its beginning demise with the small, seemingly insignificant oversights, those forgotten standards that provided the ever so important glue that held the foundations of their beliefs.

No one really noticed, not generally speaking they don’t, most simply want the convenience and the opportunity to have their cake and eat it too, but the truth is, especially for you theorist who espouse the need for an ever changing situation, a constitution that is fluid and variable to the winds and whims of individual wants regardless of general consequences.  What I want, I want and I don’t care who gets hurt or what happens, I want what I want and I want it now!

Our fair city got what it wanted.  It had its celebration, the fireworks went off and lit the sky and all was pretty and spectacular from our bedroom window, except it had no meaning, no basis or significance, it was only a shell, a plastic covering of what used to be, a specter perhaps, unknowing to most but to those few a harbinger of the eventual expiration of a passing greatness, replaced with an expediency rather than the sacrifice it might have taken to actually celebrate on the prescribed day.

America is not alone with this attitude, virtually every country has its excuses to alter, to exchange and minimize the memories of what made that country great.   It is the relativistic attitudes of those who truly don’t care or those who are hell bent on changing, slowly shifting what is important to the marginal areas of “What difference does it make?”  Said Hillary, at the Benghazi hearings.  She was not the first to drive a stake into the national relativism but she is the one in the news who is espousing the indifference to what matters.  

There was a country western song by Aaron Tippon, “you've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything ...” beliefs matter, traditions matter and when and how we do things matter, even if it’s something simple like when we celebrate the 4th of July.

We need to take a stand, make a statement, stick to our beliefs and be un-moving in our devotion so that when tomorrow comes we will still have something to believe in.  When we make a stand, hunker down and decide to live a certain way we are telling ourselves that we believe in ourselves, we believe in God and that what we’ve done and what we’re doing is important.  

Our beliefs are under attack, our faith is threatened and our freedoms are being forfeit for the conveniences of others who do not share the same level of commitment or who have never understood the need for sacrifice.  It is only though sacrifice that we can truly learn.  Don’t let them take that away from us! 

I watched some of the fireworks but there was no context, no perspective, no reason for the show of lights in the evening sky, it was nothing more than a lack luster attempt to make everyone happy but in the end it did nothing, created nothing and in fact only accomplished a level of sorrow, a distracted level of patriotism and devotion to what used to be a hallowed day reserved for memories and pride with the all-important shedding of a few private tears of gratitude for the freedoms we had, freedoms hard fought with sacrifice and ultimate loss.


For now it was just a few dollars spent to appease the crowds.  A few token lights of fire to satisfy the need for a holiday, but not on the designated day, that would be too much of a sacrifice.  At least we still have Halloween, they never change that day.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Muslim Madness

When Trump called for all Muslims to leave the country he was not completely wrong.  I say not completely wrong because there are a few issues that need to be addressed when making a blanket statement and the removal of all Muslims. One issue is in the presumption of guilt by association and this leads to the question: are all Muslims responsible for the terror of the extremists?

A few weeks ago a survey done by The Center for Security Policy released a poll  asking American Muslims if they wanted to live under Shariah law and 51% of those surveyed answered that they would prefer to live under Sharia rather than the constitutional laws of America.  51% is a majority, leaving me to believe that most Muslims want to fundamentally change the constitutional mandate toward religious freedoms by imposing Sharia law on the rest of us.  In addition to the 51%, a full 25% of those polled agreed that “violence against Americans here in the United States can be justified as part of the global jihad.”

Lest you wonder about the effects of our religious freedoms, if and when that was to transpire, we must consider the tenants of Muslim law within Shariah and understand the exclusivity imposed by those rules and beliefs.  There are anywhere from 3 million to 7 million Muslims living in this country with 77% of those being citizens of this country.  That equates to anywhere from 2 million to 5 million Muslims or 1 million to 2.5 million who want Sharia law.  Anyway you look at it that’s a lot of radicals roaming our streets waiting to be called to Jihad.   These are the American Muslims, citizens who have taken the oath to defend our country, our laws and our constitution.   

The Koran is very explicit about that exclusivity and how to treat the infidels who do not believe.  The holiest book of Islam (61% of which is about non-Muslims) draws the sharpest of distinctions between Muslims (the best of people, 3:110) and non-believers (the worst of creatures, 98:6).  Praise is lavished on the former while the latter is condemned with scorching generalization.   (http://thereligionofpeace.com/pages/articles/quran-hate.aspx) The religion of Islam purports peace but fails to follow through with the foundational aspects that are required to establish peace for those who are non-believers.  

There are verses that espouse peace and goodwill toward those who are not Muslim but the alternate verses that spell out condemnation toward all who are not Muslim are numerous and clear leaving very little doubt regarding the true intentions and ultimate goal of Islam.

Peace is an easy proposition when one party has ultimate control.  Peace is simply a matter of force over those who would alter the paradigm that is required for universal religious freedom.  Islam and many Muslims, 51% want to limit our choice of religion by mandating Sharia oversight with the complete understanding that within that oversight is the exclusionary process toward singularity, their way only.

Here are a few examples, there are many more:
Allah is an enemy to unbelievers. - Sura 2:98
On unbelievers is the curse of Allah. - Sura 2:161
Slay them wherever ye find them and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. - 2:191
Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme. (different translation: ) Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is God's entirely. - Sura 2:193 and 8:39
Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it. - 2:216
(different translation: ) Prescribed for you is fighting, though it is hateful to you.
..... Martyrs.... Enter heaven - Surah 3:140-43
If you should die or be killed in the cause of Allah, His mercy and forgiveness would surely be better than all the riches they amass. If you should die or be killed, before Him you shall all be gathered. - 3:157-8
You must not think that those who were slain in the cause of Allah are dead. They are alive, and well-provided for by their Lord. - Surah 3:169-71
Let those fight in the cause of God who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fights in the cause of God, whether he is slain or victorious, soon we shall give him a great reward. - Surah 4:74


Further evidence of that singularity is found throughout the Koran and in its precepts of how to deal with the infidel.  It is OK to lie to an infidel, kill an infidel and enslave those who do not believe but it’s not OK to allow them to believe how, when and what they may, as is required to sustain a country with religious freedom.

When Trump calls for all Muslims to leave the country he is right if he was referring to those 51%.  For the 49% of American Muslims who are law abiding (constitutionally) and Americans first, Trump is wrong to call for them to leave.  They are Americans and have the same Due Process afforded all Americans.  The problem is, do the American Muslims who fall within the 51% and have a desire for religious freedom within Sharia infringe upon our rights to religious freedom?  Taken to its logical conclusion if we allowed them to pursue their beliefs we would be doing so at the exclusion of our own and that does not fit within the parameters of “freedom of religion”. 

There is no place for Sharia in America or within any country that espouses freedom of religion.  There is no place for those who believe in Shariah within America and they should be banned from establishing citizenship and residencies.  Remember Sharia demands control over the infidel and anyone who is not Muslim is considered an infidel, that mean all Christians, all Jews, all Sikh, Buddhists and Shinto, in fact it excludes all other religions as infidel and would convert or remove all who do not believe or succumb.

Trump was right.  I’m not totally convinced that he thought the entire process through but his overall premise is correct even if his reasoning was not.  His instinct about many of the Muslims in America is correct and I suspect his instincts about a lot of things will be found to be correct as well.   

I want to be clear about the process of protecting our land and our freedoms from those that would take it away.  This is not an appeal for internment, which was cruel and unnecessary with the law abiding Japanese.  This is not a call for mass extraction but a simple voice of question and comment about the realities of what our current administration is supporting.  They are looking toward a mass approval of hundreds of thousands of Muslims immigrating to our country without a shred of evidence that those that arrive are not Sharia prone.  They are promising us that for humanity we must help.  We can help just don’t let them in.

Our government currently does not keep statistics regarding the religion of those who immigrate to the U.S.; perhaps it’s time we asked.

For those that are already here we need to double or triple our efforts to identify and exclude those that would do us harm.  We need to develop strict policies of investigation based on the majority of those that believe in Sharia and protect our interests, removing those that do not have our best interests at heart with those that are not citizens being targeted first. 

We need to allow the FBI and local agencies to follow through with their investigations and remove those threats from our shores.  This is no longer a political issue, it is an invasion and we need to act accordingly.  We are at war and that war is within our borders.  This is no longer a threat that can be ignored or excused away.  If we do nothing there will be sever consequences to our freedoms and our sovereignty.


The solution is simple; at least it is in my mind.  It’s the execution of that solution that is much more complex.  Our freedoms are at stake and we must step up our game in order to maintain our way of life and our right to worship freely.  If we do nothing or do very little we will loose this war and Sharia will be our only choice.