The Seasonal Christians…, and it’s not even Christmas — My take on Pope Frank’s visit, in short…


I don’t know about anyone else, (but I’m sure I’m not alone in this) but I think Pope Franks’s visit, was historical, extraordinary, inspirational, somewhat political…, and just down right Cool, in so many ways…, but…, I’m damn glad to be seeing him go the hell back home to Rome.
150927200625-14-pope-0927-wave-super-169After the first few days of his visit, 635785450346383140-US-Pope-Francis-Aldethe ad nauseum sycophancy set in…, of our leadership falling all over themselves to fawn, and hang on every single nuanced word or action, this simple but exceptional leader, spoke or made…, over analyzing and projecting their own preconceptions, of the meaning of each utterance, or move.

They became so tedious, popein their counterfeit sincerity, as to only be seen as a farcical theatrical performance, where we find these politicians, in the lead rolls, continuously spewing platitudes about God, Love of 150924202010-pope-francis-congress-tears-moos-pkg-erin-00005523-large-169their fellow man, Peace, and Healing…., words and sentiments, they have seldom have ever spoken, (if ever) or ever will again…, I say…, Phhhhrrrrrt!

Pope Frank, (of no fault of his own) to some great extent, became an unwitting Pawn, in a giant Chess Match of Political Maneuvering, and Machinations, coming from all sides, and from the top down…, where the MSM as well, were complicit, (go figure) with their pretty much 24/7 programming of Pope Frank, all day, every day, till wheels up Sunday night, (approx. 8:00 PM) bound for Rome1004084_1280x720

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pope-francis-brian-kilmeade-614x412As his visit is now over, and I look back in reflection…, I’m struck with the thought of how…, for all the great things he said and did while he was here…, and all the lives he touched on his trip abroad…, that Pope Frank left the US, (and we’re left feeling) like we just waved goodbye to a beloved family member, who came to visit…, but long overstayed their welcome…, and that we feel a bit conflicted and confused in having that feeling at the same time.

Now…, lets just see, how long it will take, and how fast those self same sycophants, (in Washington, Philly, & NYC) will get back to their SOP of condemning religious stances by Pizza Parlor Owners, Florists, Bakers, and County Clerks…, get back to their Intolerance and Hatred of certain factions…, get back to their favorite agenda of Divisiveness…, instead of healing the wounds, that they themselves, (for the most part) have caused, in places like Ferguson, Baltimore, and NYC.

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We my friends…, have just been witness to a huge and classic example of hypocrisy, that can not easily, (if ever) be paralleled…, isn’t it about high time, we took this lesson to heart, and made a definite, and positive change in our leadership, for the preservation of our’s and our kids futures?

Whats in a word, and what word that comes to mind?


I came across a post on social media today, from a source, which, some don’t care much for, but for better or worse, I’ve found to be fairly accurate, in their postings…., yet…, the accompanying pictures, I think were a bit misleading as to the actual event, they were meant to depict.  (see pictures below)


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The event…, the release of a recent Quinnipiac Poll,  (of some 1500 registered voters, from across the spectrum) which asked the sample group, (among other things) to think of one word they felt best described each of the three frontrunner candidates of the upcoming 2016 presidential election cycle.

**Note: This poll, (though I don’t put lots of trust in polls, especially this early in an election cycle) is just chocked full of other very interesting information, concerning all the candidates, from both parties, as well some, who have yet to declare.  Well worth the time to go through it.

I said misleading because, if you compare the pictures with the actual poll results, the most oft used word to describe each of the candidates, [Q-Poll]

) you would find “Liar”, “Arrogant”, and “Bush” at the top of the each ones list, (in order of candidate as depicted above) yet the pictures also give some others preeminence like, “Experience”, “Honest”, and “Dynasty”, (same order as above) as if they were chosen equally as often…, and though interesting, they were not, by a goodly bit in most cases. (excepting maybe Trump, where the top 6 – 8 words chosen, are pretty much evenly picked from between 20 – 58 times)

(see below top 4 words chosen for each, and how many times each)


HRC  –  Liar 178, Dishonest 123, Untrustworthy 93, Experience 82

Trump  –  Arrogant 58,  Blowhard 38, Idiot 35, Businessman 34

Bush  –  Bush 136, Family 70, Honest 53, Weak 45

** Note: For complete list of words chosen at least 5 times, see, lists 16, 18, and 20, starting page 9 of Q-Poll.


Now…, Admittedly, I am a bit anal, when it comes to the order of things, as well, even a perceived misrepresentation of the facts, and I do believe, that words do matter, as do how they are represented, in, or by the media.

Words, and wording is especially important as in the types of questions, that are asked in any information, or opinion poll, because they can be skewed very easily by the mere subjectivity of a question, and how it is asked, or of whom it is asked, where, and when, and even to the time of day the questions are asked.

Although, (as I said before, that I don’t trust polls much when used by pundits this early in an election cycle) the results, of this question alone, (in the Q-Poll) I think are very telling…, mainly because rather than just asking people about the specifics of a candidate’s policies, or platforms. (or hot button issues) this question asked people to think, (ouch, that must have hurt for some) of a very precise one word descriptor for a candidate which forced them to dig down into how they really felt about each one of the candidates.

Matching up those feelings with a word, instead of just saying this candidate is great, and that one sucks…, or as usual for many, answering solely along partisan lines, is a far more difficult proposition in and of itself, than one would think.  Besides the obvious reasoning  that people are just not particularly good, (generally speaking) at putting feelings into words…, I find that all too often, when it comes to politics and choosing who to vote for, most people just don’t think, (having never been taught how to, critically that is) and are woefully uninformed, about the what and why, of voting the way they do.  It does, (more often than not) usually fall along the lines of Partisanship, Family Tradition, Apathy, or a Fear of Change.

The social media post that prompted me to create this little missive, was made by a news network who ostensively was attempting to further the Q-Poll, (or rather, highjack the premise of it, and capitalize on the results they got) asking their followers what words they would use to describe the same candidates.


Now since I’m easy…., (Shhh, don’t tell anyone…, Ha, Ha!) I bit, and decided to play along as follows:

For myself, If I was to pick my own descriptor words for these three, (listed in the same order as above) they would have to be “Criminal”, “Unqualified”, “Legacy-Candidate”, (I guess the last is two words even if hyphenated, but you get the picture) and here below is the reasoning why for my choices in words.


** HRC – Although, she as of yet, has not been indicted on criminal charges, (the optimum word is YET) I do believe she will be in the long run.  This inevitability, in and of itself, should end her run for office, (any office anywhere, even that of the local Dog Catcher) by legally disqualifying her to hold any position of the public trust.

I do think with the distinct possibility of this happening, it will prompt the Clinton machine to seriously think about burying the hatchet that currently exists between the Clintons and Obama, by acquiescing to pressure to drop out of the race, (prior to an indictment of course) and ceding her candidacy to Ole Pervy Uncle Joe Biden, who now of recent days, has the White House’s backing and blessing to take her place.

This I believe would give Hillary, (the Clinton Foundation, Bill, Chelsy, etal) some breathing room, in the eventuality that indictments do come down, giving Hillary an ace up her sleeve, in the manner of a presidential pardon in the offing, from her new Bestie…, Barry O, in who’s best interest it is, to not have Ms. Clinton languishing in prison…, TELLING ALL.

I could go on, and on…, but Hillary is way too easy a target, with far too much evidence mounting against her, and besides, the Q-Pol has so many similar words in their list, which say very much the same about her, it would just be redundant at this point.


** Trump – What can one say…, the Q-Poll is absolutely correct…, he is Arrogant, he is a Blowhard…, but he is also Intemperate, Crude, Abrasive, and a self admittedly a Big Whiner.

Admittedly The Donald is also quite the expert, as a Promoter/Huckster, and Producer of reality shows…, one of which he is quite actively in the midst of producing at the moment, where he is the star attraction, exciting/entertaining thousands around the country every day, who hang on his every nuanced word, just to see what outrageous thing he may spew next…, but last time I checked, being entertaining is not a real resume qualifier for the highest office in the land, and leader of the free world.

You might think that his Intemperance, Crudeness, and his Incessant Whining, would be enough in anyone’s book to say he is unqualified…, and you would be absolutely right.

Because….., Who in their right mind really wants him to be sitting across from the likes of a Putin, or Khomeini, where his pettiness can start a war?  Who could possible think it prudent to have him be the one answering that 3:00 AM phone call from overseas, having his finger on the button, that doesn’t just destroy a person’s career, or business,  but instead, destroys a nation, and it’s peoples…,  just because someone said something to His Whinyness or asked him a question he didn’t think was nice, and fair?  (shades of the Megyn Kelly debacle come to mind)

These thoughts aside though…, there are a number of other reasons, that I do believe more than cause a questioning of his qualifications, as follows:

His far reaching fortune, and holdings, (which in and of themselves are no big thing, since many other current and  past candidates have been quite wealthy) are of much concern.  Frighteningly though, we may never really know for sure, the whole extent of his interests, even though he has supposedly, recently been “Very forthcoming with his complete financial disclosure.”

If, (and I do say IF) he is eventually elected, he would be required by law to put all of it, (his personal financial empire)  into basically what could be considered a conservatorship, where he could not have anything at all to do with any of it, for the entirety of the period of his term in office.  No stock updates, no property transactions, no deals made, no telling someone they need to do X about Y, NO NOTHING!  All would be handled by third party entities, whom he could not know who they were, or would be allowed to influence in any way.  I just  personally don’t see this narcissist, and control freak, complying with the law in this light.

In this alone, could we ever know, (or trust) that any of the decisions he would ever make, were not just in his own best interest, his business(s), or his shareholders, instead of that of the people, and the country first and foremost?

Trump has been living with a silver spoon in his mouth, his entire life, and is used to working the system, taking advantage of and working the rules governing business.  Instead of making those rules, he’s been exploiting them, using loopholes.

Now, he is applying for every successful, or wanna be successful businessmans dream job, where he is the top dog, helping to make those very rules he’s in the past worked to his advantage.  Who again, is to say he would not be making those rules to the advantage of his businesses, his holdings, or his stockholders, instead of the country’s, first and foremost?

People are all the time talking about getting money out of politics…, but this would be like putting Tyson Chicken, in charge of a Free Range Chicken Ranch, managing all the housing, feeding, care of, and harvesting, of  the flock.  Talk about a fox, guarding the hen house!  People already think corporations have far too much influence in our government…, just what do you think would happen with Donny Boy in charge?

I’m thinking we’ve seen enough of that kind of thing in Washington, with the level of influence peddling we already see coming from the current bunch of the so called Professional Political Class…, we don’t need to give carte blanche to someone who self incriminates that he already has done the same on a grand scale, using the existing loopholes to his advantage…, because “Everybody is doing it…, I’m just better at it”

I’m all for someone with a business acumen in office who understands the needs of business instead of what we’ve had of recently…, but we need someone, who is able to understand, and also wants to close those loopholes, not take advantage of them, to the detriment of all others.

Finally, Trump has no apparent comprehension of how our government works, (constitutionally) and unlike, on one of his reality shows…, when coming up against a Mitch McConnell, or a John Boehner, who he finds to be recalcitrant to his way of thinking, and doesn;t fall into lock step with him…, The Donald, can’t just up and Fire him!  He is totally out of his depth in this.

** Note: I might just as easily chosen Criminal for Trump, as I think he is one, that just hasn’t been caught yet, due to being able to work the loopholes.


** Bush – Lets face it…, as nice a guy as he may seem to be, (and I’m sure he is) given his family’s involvement in national politics, he is a Legacy-Candidate, much like when I was in a fraternity in college, (Ha, Ha!…, Yes this old dodger was in a Greek social fraternity) we had younger siblings of active brothers, who when it came time for Rush Season, the kid brothers, didn’t have to go through near the amount of screening, and then hazing, (during pledgeship) that any of the other prospects did…, they were “Legacies”, and untouchable, by anyone.

There are a number of things I could say further about Jeb’s proposed policies, and his platform…, but I’m only explaining the why’s of my descriptors here, besides…,  “Two in a Bush…”, well I’m pretty sure you get the picture.


All in all, I think this poll; and in particular this question was a very good one, that I’d really have liked to have seen expanded to the rest of the candidate field.  The results though, for these three do show proof positive, that not all you see in the other polls, touting this candidate, or that ones ranking, or even how far out in front of their peers they are, is necessarily, what or how people really think and feel…, nor again, necessarily,  how they will be voting, when in the privacy of the voting booth, instead of the circus of a presser, or fundraiser for some smooth talking Snake Oil Salesman.

So now, after all of that…, what are your words, and what do you think of and feel, when looking act these candidates…, or any of them for that matter.

Remember…, one word answers…, then…, go ahead and tell me why you picked that specific word, kinda like i did here.

The Moral Dilemma, and the unexpected lesson learned


I came across this story the other day, while in my daily trek across the Web catching up on the news, looking for those just too cute to not post animal pictures, and of course those. to die for funny memes, that are the mainstay of pretty much any social media site you go to…, upon reading it through, it touched me, and I thought it was quite good enough to be passed along, as it might speak to many of you as well.

I attempted to research who the author of this story is, and had little success…, so it may even be fictitious, for all I know…, yet…, all the same, a great story, and a point well made.

As the old TV Show was oft to say…  “Out of the mouths of Babes”


 

Man Pushes Wife To Save Himself From A Sinking Cruise Ship.  But The Reality Is Priceless.

A teacher was tutoring a class of students when she relayed a story about a cruise ship capsized while at sea, and on the ship was a couple that managed to make their way to a lifeboat but realized there was only space for one.  You’ll never guess what lesson they learned from the story.


 

A cruise ship met with an incident at sea. On the ship was a couple, after having made their way to the lifeboat, they realized that there was only space for one person left.

At this moment, the man pushed the woman behind him and jumped onto the lifeboat himself.  The lady stood on the sinking ship and shouted one sentence to her husband.

The teacher stopped and asked, “What do you think she shouted?”

Most of the students excitedly answered, “I hate you!  I was blind!”

Now, the teacher noticed a boy who was silent throughout, she got him to answer and he replied, “Teacher, I believe she would have shouted – Take care of our child!”  The teacher was surprised, asking, “Have you heard this story before?

The boy shook his head, “Nope, but that was what my mom told my dad before she died to disease”.  The teacher lamented, “The answer is right”.

The cruise ship sunk.  The man went home and brought up their daughter single-handedly.

Many years later after the death of the man, their daughter found his diary while tidying his belongings.

It turns out that when parents went onto the cruise ship, the mother was already diagnosed with a terminal illness. At the critical moment, the father rushed to the only chance of survival.

He wrote in his diary, “How I wished to sink to the bottom of the ocean with you, but for the sake of our daughter, I can only let you lie forever below the sea alone”.

The story is finished, the class was silent.

The teacher knows that the student has understood the moral of the story, that of the good and the evil in the world, there are many complications behind them, which are hard to understand.

Which is why we should never only focus on the surface and judge others without understanding them first.

Those who like to pay the bill, do so not because they are loaded but because they value friendship above money.

Those who take the initiative at work, do so not because they are stupid but because they understand the concept of responsibility.

Those who apologize first after a fight, do so not because they are wrong but because they value the people around them.

Those who are willing to help you, do so not because they owe you anything but because they see you as a true friend.

Those who often text you, do so not because they have nothing better to do but because you are in their heart.

One day, all of us will get separated from each other; we will miss our conversations of everything and nothing; the dreams that we had. Days will pass by, months, years, until this contact becomes rare… One day our children will see our pictures and ask “Who are these people?” And we will smile with invisible tears because a heart is touched with a strong word and you will say: “It was them that I had the best days of my life with.”

Coincidence or Contrived


I am not one who believes in coincidence, but rather, that things happen, because of other actions, which more times than not, are the manufactured results of long laid plans.  Machinations if you will…,  made by some who lurk in the background, and/or the shadows, manipulating/directing, as if a large orchestra made up of disparate members, all focused on the directors wand.

This having been said…, is why I say it is not coincidence…, or a slow simmering cauldron, which has finally boiled over, that has caused the unrest, protests and rioting, we’ve seen first in Ferguson, and elsewhere across the nation…, now erupting in Baltimore, MA.

It is the lack of leadership, in these communities, and this nation…, as well the unseen agendas of some few, whose Social Engineering goals, are not just contrary to the Constitution many times, but also contrary to the well-being of this nation, and its people as a whole.

As prime example of this assertion, I site…, that it has been over 50 years since we have seen this level of violence, and unrest being fomented in our streets, and across this great nation.  Yet in the short span of a some 6 – 7 years of time, we have seen not just one, or two such instances occur, but dozens across this land…, coincidence…, I think not…, and here is why.

I say this is happening now…, not by accident, or coincidence, but rather by design, during a time, when we as a nation, have our first Black President, the first Black Attorney General, and now it is happening here in this great city run by a Black Mayor, with a Police Dept, that is made up of over 40% Black officers…, and…

This is not about Black communities being put upon…, (though this is the mantra some would have us all believe, b/c even though this may have been true in the past, there has been great strides made to alleviate it, and yes, there is still work yet to be done, and it is being done) and this is not about Police brutality.  (though there are some bad apples that still need to be weeded out, yet overall this is not the norm, as some would have all believe)  This is rather, most definitely about the disintegration of the core family, and the leadership in our communities, and our nation.  (Both the wrong kind, and the lack of it)

I spent yesterday, so pissed off, from what I saw, read, and heard on every news site and station, I turned to…, to the point that I couldn’t even articulate what I felt, (rage, shame, terror, etal) and had to just shut down for the night, and collect my thoughts, else I would find myself only adding to the vitriol, and conjecture of the opportunistic, profiteers, the likes of which we’ve seen in each and every instance, like as this across the nation in recent years.

Over the night, I made a determination to refuse to add-to/inflame like as some I have seen, who have been prone to disjointedly, (in knee jerk fashion) just post, regurgitated news report after news report, along with a few snarky; volatile comments, being obviously swept up in an emotional investment in the situation, with out a forethought, or taking the time to think through what actually is and has been happening…, who is possibly behind it all…, and what/why is their purpose for doing so…, hence this missive in this form now.

I have here above, alluded to behind the scenes machinations, that I’ve written about before, in a previous post about an article in May of 2012, by Doug Hagmann, (contributor for the Canada Free Press) who submitted an article entitled “The Planned Re-election of Obama, Revolutionary Style” [ref.]

This was written in the run up to the 2012 election…, yet…, even though at the time, I myself pretty much discounted it as another ranting, by a “Wacko Conspiracy Theorist”…, I bring it to your attention now/again, b/c I believe what it speaks to, (more and more as time goes on) has merit, as well is very poignant in many ways.

What I propose to you here (and what I have written about before [ref.]) is…

“From the very beginning of the Obama administrations run up to the presidency in 2008, a number of strategies/campaigns were initiated and covertly supported, to achieve a convoluted agenda of changing our current form of government from one of a “Constitutional Republic” [ref.], to one of a “Socialist Oligarchy” [ref. ][ref. ], with their own “High Priest” in the top leadership role.”

”With their kickoff at that time, and continuing to the present day, these strategies/campaigns, have been implemented with a great deal of efficacy, along various lines, through the vigorous efforts of a extremely loyal apostate of all others, with highly suspect backgrounds, as well as motives aside from those which are overtly, and repeatedly, very loudly averred to.”

“Hagmann asserts that the Obama administration, has in the past, and is presently using high profile people, and elected representatives, (events too) as pawns, to foment a societal/cultural revolution. He goes on to infer that Obama’s supposed cadre of un-appointed czars, are directly or indirectly involved in a myriad of orchestrations, and focused along a three pronged attack strategy of 1.)  Creating chaos through racial division, 2.)  Creating economic chaos, and 3.)  Chaos through class division.”

This all with the end goal in sight, of their anointed High Priest, being set to swoop in as a the savior with the panacea held on high, mandating changes in the extreme.

I’m not sure, that I would go as far as some of Hagmann’s assertions, in regards to the establishment of an Oligarchy…, yet…, I do believe that the evidence can readily be seen, (if one was to take the tine to actually look) that what we are seeing currently, is the manifestation/result of those afore mentioned machinations, being implemented in an attempt to establish/irreparably-change in our nation along a perverted and convoluted ideology, not in our best interest as a nation, or a people.

I am sure, in some arenas of our ever dynamic, and uniquely American serial drama, (the rather tumultuous start of the 2016 election cycle) that some are glad for this distraction, in the news cycle focus, by the media, and the nation in general, away from highly inconvenient questions, and accusations.

Even though, the current events unfolding in Baltimore do give those individuals some reprieve so to speak, I do not suggest that we should not be focused on the terrible chaos unfolding currently in this great city, but rather that we should be focused on the Real causes, behind it, not the Contrived ones, the manipulators at large would have us focused on.

This is why I propose, that in parallel with taking a good hard look at these real causes…, that we also look at how our current leadership has brought us to this point…, that we make drastic changes immediately; and as well…, look forward to the future, (2016) by asking ourselves…, do we want this kind of divisive, destructive ideology to continue carrying us down this ruinous path, or do we want to reverse this agenda, and heal our nation, which has been so heinously injured by the contrivances of those who would just as soon see this great nation fall, in pursuit of their ideology.

Political Correctness: The Anti-1st Amendment Movement — Part II… The rest of the story, and a different perspective…


In Part I (one), I stated that for the most part of the twentieth century, it was divergent political ideologies who used PC for the purpose of…

“… By controlling/changing the language (that which is used to describe) you can change the way that people think.” (control of the people period, is the implied intention)

http://www.freedom-of-choice.com/PC1.htm

… for the purpose of…

“… providing for “correct” positions on many matters of politics.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_correctness

This has since the late 1980’s through 1990’s, and still ongoing today, has trans morphed into individuals, and or small groups of people, (special interest groups and the government) using PC as a tool, or two edged sword so to speak, to change/control/force the majority to bend to their will in alignment with agendas not of the peoples choosing.

These few have used language to describe, and as well to create through lobbying, and litigation some “supposed protected classes” of people along the lines of ,…” gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and disability.” because of a perception that these groups need extra special dispensation or protection from having their feelings hurt beyond what the
Constitution already guarantees against.

The thing to remember here though some will argue, (mostly shyster lawyers, and politicians) is that in no place does the Constitution guarantee against you getting your feelings hurt, or that you should get reparations for it if you do. The Constitution is also not a tool to be used as a weapon, against all other beliefs
accept your own.

I find this PC agenda, divisive, dis-ingenuous, and very unnecessary because…

I have personally never been, and never will really be Politically Correct, albeit I do every day self impose filters (some days it’s way harder to do so than others) on the exercising of my first amendment right of freedom of speech.

I have found also as I have gotten older, that you need to really pick your battles carefully, and that life is just plain simpler if you do not incite and create a furor with everything you say and do.

What makes it easier, and even possible at all, is remembering lessons from my maternal Grandmother who helped raise me (a true force of nature) from whom one lesson sticks out in my mind in particular,… “There just ain’t no excuse for bad manners…”

Well I spoke of a story, and another perspective,… so here goes.

In the late 80’s and early 90’s, when back in school (I am on that 30-40 year learning plan) I happened to meet and soon befriend a young man, who in the telling of his story, explained that he had immigrated to the U.S. (legally by the way) due to a bloody coup, and the heroics of his mother. This coup had claimed the life of his father (a higher-ranking banking official) and literally thousands of
his fellow citizens, in a campaign of ethnic cleansing.

His escape from these horrors was facilitated, as I said, by the courageous efforts of his little 5′ nothing, Mother of 12, and her tireless perseverance in doing anything and everything necessary to protect her babies.

He spoke of it only once late one night over an empty beer pitcher at a local college pub, of how she, himself, and his siblings literally lay in a ditch together for a couple of days, feigning death, hiding in plain sight of the soldiers, with the rotting corpses of his friends and neighbors so as to escape.

They all eventually made it to relative safety, and to make a long story short, Mrs. S. was able to arrange for sponsorship, and transportation, to eventually make their way to the US.

Once in the US, she kept them all together, and raised them as a family, through much hardship, but in the end each of “Kibru’s” siblings and himself graduated from top tier universities at the top of their classes, and have gone on to become proud citizens of the US. They also have all become tops in their respective fields of neurosurgery, law, and business management for some of the most respected hospitals, clinics, and firms in America.

However, I digress… Kibru, and I, along with a couple of others shared a house during the time he was going through the end of the seven year prescribed legal immigration process, where we helped him study for his test, (I don’t think many of us would have had an easy time with that test,… WOW! It was tough!) Moreover, we were honored to stand and witness the administering of his oath of citizenship.

Now for the perspective…

Kibru, after taking the oath, and a accepting a congratulationary hand shake from the official at the ceremony welcoming him as an new “African American”, (PC,… and,… what he was technically yet,…) was highly quizzical.

Kibru has ever since questioned the correctness of those PC phrases like “Mexican American”, “Asian American”, “Italian American”, and yes “African American too, used so often by individuals born and raised right here in America.

He puzzles that they were not born in Mexico, and Asian country, Italy, or Africa, yet claiming those countries heritage above and before, that of being American, which in his mind is the greatest possible thing anyone can ever aspire to belong to… a citizen of the US.

Kibru, is one of the few Americans, that I know who can truly claim to be African American, yet he doesn’t choose to put on those airs, that most of his ethnic group, and the PC movement are prone to do.

As Kibru asserts in a description of himself… he is first and foremost… an American, who just happens to be an extremely talented and very good looking Black Feller, who works as a tenured video production engineer and director… and oh yeah he just happened to be born in Ethiopia, on the continent of Africa.

I encourage all with Kibru’s refreshing perspective, with using good manners, and not being divisive with PC terminology and agenda run amuck, but rather celebrating our diversity as a nation,(since we are called a melting pot) by joining together with one accord, to fix these problems we Americans face today.

Political Correctness: The Anti-1st Amendment Movement


I am going to submit this conversation in two parts, because of overall length, (not intended when I started out) and to leave some time for response.

Constitution of the U.S.

Amendment I

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/print_friendly.html?page=bill_of_rights_transcript_content.html&title=The%20Bill%20of%20Rights%3A%20A%20Transcription

The right to Freedom of speech is one of the most famous, and highly contested amendments of what is commonly known as the Bill of Rights, (1-10 of the amendments to the Constitution) and though they’ve been disputed many times, all of these rights, are just as highly regulated. (ie: cases of slander, liable, and defamation of character… and you can’t just holler fire in a crowded theater unless of course it is on fire)

While these above rights/regulations have been properly enacted in the form of laws, there is a much more insidious attempt at regulation of our first amendment rights that has been gaining more, and more momentum.

Over the last several decades, these PC regulations have been used to influence just about everything in our daily lives. They are continuously being foisted upon us by a minority of “We the People”, rather than a majority and most definitely sans the proper legislative process required for enactment as prescribed by the Constitution for as the rule of governance in the US.

What you find if you are to look at what the most common current premise of Political Correctness is today, you will find that it is a process by which…

“controlling/changing the language you can change the way that people think.” (Control of the people period, is implied)

http://www.freedom-of-choice.com/PC1.htm

… and by definition it is,…

“a term that refers to enforced language, ideas, or policies that address perceived discrimination against political, social or economical groups (“supposed protected classes”) These groups most prominently include those defined by gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and disability.”

“Historically, the term was a colloquialism used in the early-to-mid 20th century by Communists and Socialists in political debates, referring pejoratively to the Communist “party line”, which provided for “correct” positions on many matters of politics.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_correctness

Over time, from the early twentieth century to the present day PC has been used by the Left & the Right, Conservatives, & Liberals alike in an attempt to promote multiculturalism and identity politics, by forcing us to change our use of language to a culturally inclusive and gender-neutral manner.

For example: a PC description of my self would be…

“a vertically, athletically, follicley challenged, more experienced citizen of European decent, with a proclivity to listen to a uniquely American archaic music form, originating from the expressions of emotion, of pre civil war slaves.”

Translation:  “A short, fat, bald, older, white feller, who likes to listen to the Blues”

The PC description, reminds me of the old poster of the comical picture of the “OSHA Approved Cowboy”

https://www.google.com/search?q=comical+Picture+on+poster+of+the+osha+ap
proved+cowboy&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ZeJ4VM_YMOrjsAT8y4JQ&ved=0CD0QsAQ&biw=1088&bih=508

Humor aside, the darker side of the PC movement has most recently been seen, by the very large up tick in tort litigation brought by the bizarre perceptions of unsubstantiated insult to groups seeking reparations, and forced change (ie: the Washington Redskins name) filed by minority (size wise of the group) claiming to represent the whole. Basically a small group telling the rest of us (the larger group) what to do, whether we like it or not.

Even scarier, is Sen. Harry Reid, et-al proposing legislature, and avowing to make sure it passes no matter what, to amend the 1st drastically restricting the freedom of the press from expressing any ideas they as the congress (or party in power De Jure) don’t like. This is being done due to Harry and his buddies being angry about SCOTUS decision about the 1st, and campaign finance. (the Koch’s
et-al)

Our rights have been over the last couple of decades, steadily, systematically, encroached on and regulated quietly by individuals flying along under the radar, enforcing an agenda aimed at greater and greater control of society… supposedly for our own good.

Oh by the by… history shows that the citizens of Germany, also did not realize  their rights had been slowly encroached upon by ideologies and agendas, before the rise of the Third Rich…something to think about.

Next, part II of my missive… and as Paul Harvey is want to say…”the rest of the story!”

Ferguson… the Race Baiting Political Ideologues newest sandbox


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There are some lines of thought that are gaining a some small bit of momentum across the country, that it is high time the police/feds/national guard gathered in Ferguson MO, to change out the rubber bullets in their guns, for live rounds, and quit playing around!

Although this line of thought, can on the surface, and for the sake of immediacy, seem fairly palatable to some, it is much more likely to incite/add more fuel to the already blazing fire of unrest, than to have any long term positive effect on the outcome of the already intemperate situation.

Other, less incendiary thought lines, that at the same time are gaining a great deal more momentum, are centered around bringing in en-masse, the required forces, (in compliment with those already there) as was done in the Boston marathon bombings, to vigorously root out expose and indict, all of those who are continuing to foment the kind of subversive behavior that has been seen taking place in Ferguson, yet that very few perceive the motivations behind.

Chief among these subversives are, Al Sharpton, and the many other race-baiting bigots, the likes of Jessie Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, and The New Black Panther Movement, who have held sway on the mundane minds of many in the minority communities for too long, selling their vile mantra of hatred, and division, solely for the purpose of hoping to stay relevant politically, by selling the false narrative that the civil rights movement has had no effect/made no advances, in the plight of Black Americans, as well that this is all the fault of the countries predominantly White American, racist views.

If these fomenting, and inciting actions (those of the above mentioned subversives) had been perpetrated by any others, from another ethnic group, the full weight of the DHS would have already come down upon them, with our entire nations insistence/agreement of being rid of them permanently, the perpetrators would have been made contemptible examples of, along with it being loudly proclaimed that this kind of comportment is not covered by the first amendment of the constitution, and that it will not be tolerated by anyone period.

Sadly, the machination’s of these agitants, have been very successful in not only perpetuating the on going conflict in MO., but also in augmenting the number of supporters of their divisive agenda around the country, with the help of the main stream media, who are scared to death of looking behind the scenes at who it is that is actually pulling the strings, of these famous/infamous/influential individuals as the puppets each one actually is, because of the high probability of being called racists themselves.

These virtually programmed machination’s, of the afore mentioned marionettes, spring from highly focused campaigns at the forefront of a three pronged attack by the Obama administration where they now, as others before have been, are being used as pawns to create political chaos, and distract from that which they (the administration) are really involved in doing behind the scenes. In this present situation in Ferguson, the political chaos is being created through their puppets racially divisive actions, that are meant to distract from other important issues facing the administration, like immigration, the U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and the many scandals they are failing to handle effectively… and quite coincidently, this is all taking place at the run up to the Nov. mid-term election cycle.

These assertions can easily be evidenced by the increasing involvement of the federal government, with the strong undercurrent implications that the local and state agencies are either incompetent, or too corrupt to conduct themselves, and the investigation of this shooting incident in a proper manner, so it has become imperative that they step in and take over. All of this intrigue, and these ploys are aimed at keeping the status quo intact, their legacy safeguarded, and their political ideologue allies in power, pure and simple.

The only way to assure that this kind of strategy does not succeed, is to keep tying all of the seemingly disparate data points together in a cohesive picture, and bringing that picture to the attention of as many as possible, as this missive hopefully does.