THE DONALD SOARS IN THE POLLS FOR PRESIENTIAL CANDIDATES BASED ON HIS APPEAL TO THE ‘ME’ GENERATION; THE WORKING MIDDLE CLASS AND POOR MAJORITY, ARE TOO BUSY WORKING TO FEED THE FAMILY, TO PARTICIPATE IN THE POLLS!

July 27th, 2015

Today I am thinking about how Donald Trump has appeal to voters; consider condensing the appeal of the Donald to simple descriptive words or phrases?

The Donald is exceedingly selfish.
The Donald does not let ethical conduct stand in the way of his success.
The Donald determines his own success based upon ‘money’ he can amass.
The Donald executes his campaign based on the use of the pronoun ‘I’, never used ‘We’.
The Donald has extreme faith in his self, believes he must ‘use’ God to justify self.
The Donald expresses genuine love for who he loves most, his self.
The Donald is dedicated to being cooperative, using anyone who will cooperate with him.
The Donald defines ‘work’ as spending.

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PICTURE A PHART IN A WHIRLWIND

Thus the Donald is the poster boy for the ‘ME’ generation; he has great appeal for adherents of the ‘ME’ generation. The Donald is the epitome of Romney’s “American Dream”!

America’s working Middle Class and Poor are a majority in America, they look at history as reality, believes the Constitution was based on cooperation and not competition, unity and not division, and thus tend to be liberal progressives, and believe in union there is strength.

America’s working Middle Class and Poor long for a viable liberal progressive candidate, they never seem to get.

The elitist centrists and DC Establishment politicians believe a politician has to compromise his soul to get the vote of the opposition to be elected, instead of focusing on turning out their liberal progressive base to vote.

“What fools these mortals be.”

AMERICA AND AMERICAN PEACE AND PROSPERITY IS BEING THREATENED BY ISRAEL, NETANYAHU, AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY; AMERICA MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN FOREIGN INTERVENTION AND AMERICAN PEACE AND PROSPERITY! PERSONALLY, I AM FOR “NO MORE WAR”!

July 20th, 2015

Today, I read about “. . . Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. lawmakers to reject a deal he said would only feed an “Iranian terror machine.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/iran-nuclear-deal-congress_55abcd70e4b065dfe89e9674?

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NETANYAHU OF ISRAEL

It is unbelievable that Netanyahu and Israel actually believe that Israel controls the American Congress; the concept of the foreign theocratic State of Israel dictating to the Congress of the United States of America is reprehensible!

President Obama should withdraw our Ambassador to Israel, close the embassy, and withdraw diplomatic relations with Israel.

Iran’s leader has honestly stated that Iran approving the treaty does not change Iran’s condemnation of ‘arrogant Americans’; I assume he is talking about the Zionist Republicans in Congress and I agree with him.

America is a small part of this treaty with Iran and for America to, to reject it would be for America to defy France, Germany, Russia, China, and the United Nations.

That being the case, I have lost all respect for Netanyahu, Israel, and the American Republican Party; instead, I stand by President Obama and the rest of the world.

NO MORE WAR! NO MORE WAR! NO MORE WAR!

HELLO AMERICA: ARE YOU AWARE THAT YOUR BRAIN BELONGS TO CORPORATE AMERICA’S NEWS MEDIA AND YOU ASS BELONGS TO CONGRESS AND THEIR CORPORATE AMERICAN MILITARY/INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX!

July 18th, 2015

Here is America’s huge monstrous problem that devastates modern United States of America; it is very evident, but completely hidden from view, and it is universally denied but every one complains about it. It sounds intriguing, and it is. Simply stated, the American People are ‘brainwashed’ by Corporate America conglomerates’ news media; Americans just have no idea what is going on in America or the world through no fault of their own.

You may well ask, and should ask, how am I privileged to know that Americans’ minds are “controlled” by corporate American owned, operated, and edited (censored) news media?

First of all, I am a very humbled public school history teacher; which means that whether you like it or not, I’m a professional historian and educator.

Many Americans, I’ve discovered, believe I am just another damn overpaid school teacher, wasting their hard earned tax dollar, which I believe is the wrong attitude to take, for A person employed by the State to teach their kid, life’s secrets

But here I am and there you are, America!

Now I have to admit that I am not a genius; and I know what a genius is because I have had several among the many students that I taught over many years. However, I do know my IQ, which graciously measures ‘above the average’.

But, I do have to admit that I made the great discovery of how the American corporate owned new media, uses that ‘news media’ to make you believe something that isn’t true, quite by accident. It’s a long story, but basically, I learned while I lived in Europe for five years, 2000 to 2005.

During the five years that I lived in Europe, I was confounded by the fact the rest of the world’s news media was entirely different from the American news media; and European TV commentators, often mentioned it.

As an academic, I look at news in retrospect; if a news report proves to be true, the news media was accurate. Basically, I discovered American news media wasn’t true and some of the rest of the world’s news media proved to be more accurate. This discovery made me very uncomfortable.

So then, as an academic, I had to do research to discover the “why”!

And, I discovered that in Europe, news media earned their ‘profits’ from selling the news to customers; in America the news media earned their ‘profits’ from selling advertising and commercials (primarily corporate advertising). The American News Media owed the advertisers everything and their customers nothing; then, I began to understand that the news I got was not for my benefit, it was for the benefit of the news media and their advertisers.

In Europe, most newspapers were owned by different owners and in America, Corporate conglomerates owned a huge share of all the newspapers in America, and in most cities of moderate size, there was only one newspaper and that newspaper had a monopoly on the advertising.

Actually, I greatly appreciated watching European TV without commercials (it has changed now, and they have American-like commercials) and reading the newspaper that contained mostly news and very little advertisements. But I was extremely disturbed by the dishonesty of American news media.

My personal education and my professional experience was devoted to thorough study of the United States Constitution and particularly the Bill of Rights; for me, our Constitution is sacred, however, it must be studied from the legal aspect and the historic basis from which it emerged. The Constitution has been amended as required by progress, time, and technology; and that is the very reason why the writers provided for Amendment.

In terms of the media, there are four words in the First Amendment of the Constitution that requires our very careful scrutiny, in any discussion of the news media; those four words in the First Amendment are, “. . . and of the press”!

The Entire First Amendment reads: “Congress shall make no laws 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.”

At the time this was written, 1787, the only news media existing was the local newspaper, ordinarily owned by one man, and in most cities there existed only one newspaper. From a legal perspective, and based on American common law of liability for defamation, libel, and slander, which allows prosecution only if proved such action resulted in monetary loss, America’s Freedom of the Press actually allowed news media to lie, misrepresent fact, and misinterpret the news.

The words “and of the press” was not intended to apply to a corporate conglomerate that owned a large part of all newspapers in America or apply to TV news media that is owned by one corporate conglomerate that broadcasts nationwide. Americans can count the news media, ‘educating’ the entire United States of America, on the fingers of one hand; and those news media are owned and represent only the interests of corporate America.

Then over a hundred years ago, historically, the American news media became afflicted with something called “yellow journalism”, which is a part of history that public school history teachers (other than this one) seem to have failed to teach most Americans today; most Americans do not know of “yellow journalism”. So, here is a quick explanation:

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THE YELLOW PRESS

“The Spanish-American War is often referred to as the first “media war.” During the 1890s, journalism that sensationalized and sometimes even manufactured dramatic events was a powerful force that helped propel the United States into war with Spain. Led by newspaper owners William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, journalism of the 1890s used melodrama, romance, and hyperbole to sell millions of newspapers–a style that became known as yellow journalism. . . . Today, historians point to the Spanish-American War as the first press-driven war.” http://www.pbs.org/crucible/frames/_journalism.html

And this is what I discovered in my experience in Europe in 2000, over a hundred years later in the beginning of the Twenty-First Century; all of America’s mainstream news media, is “yellow journalism”, based on the evidence and in my estimation. You, have to decide for yourself.

So this is the lesson of today from this old, retired school teacher. Summed up, the lesson is, don’t believe much of anything you read or hear on TV, in the newspaper, or on your computer and I-phone today (including this blog post, in all honesty).

It is disheartening for me to be the one to inform you of the awesome absence of truth in the Twenty-First Century; but, I feel it is an obligation. Honestly, I feel more raped than informed by today’s mainstream news media; I feel the power of the American Corporate news media is overwhelming, and more powerful than the government, that appears helpless to regulate news media, because of their “Freedom of the Press”.

Our Constitutional forefathers did not write “and of the Press” in the First Amendment, to promote “yellow journalism”; if those Constitutional forefathers were alive today, they would be appalled.

If you are impressed with my blog item, please pass it on with my permission; it is the only one of its kind, to my knowledge. You have a viable alternative called the delete button.

Have a nice day, everyone!

SADISTIC TORTURE PREYS ON THE CONSCIENCE; IT IS EXTREMELY PAINFUL TO CONTEMPLATE BEING AN INTEGRAL PART OF SADISTIC TORTURE OF HUMANITY, ESPECIALLY IF WE ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN!

July 16th, 2015

Today I’m reading, “Auschwitz Guard Convicted Of 300,000 Counts Of Accessory To Murder”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oskar-groening-auschwitz-guard-convicted_55a61546e4b0896514cfc150?

The article brought back some seriously troubling memories for me, from my youth and from today.

A former German Nazi foot soldier, “. . . Oskar Groening confessed during his trial to feeling “moral guilt” for serving as an SS sergeant at Auschwitz. On Wednesday, a court ruled that he was guilty of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews and sentenced him to four years in prison.” Oskar Groening is 94 years ole; WWII ended 70 years ago.

NAZI OSKAR GROENING FOUND GUILTY BEST

Lest we Americans forget, an American soldier takes an oath to follow the orders of his Commander in Chief, and it was not that long ago U.S. Soldiers at Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, and other locations were ordered to sadistically torture prisoners of war by their Commander in Chief, President W. Bush; and do not forget that the rest of the world, still today, would indict W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Darrell Rumsfeld and others for their sadistic crimes against humanity.

Remember also that during the Medieval Christian Inquisition, Christian leaders of “The Catholic Faith” tortured Muslims, Jews, and Protestants at what they perceived as orders from Jesus Christ, also early American ‘Christian’ colonists burned their neighbors at the stake for what they perceived as “witchcraft”, and, American Christian White Supremacists tortured and lynched African Americans for just being African Americans, AND THEY ARE STILL DOING IT TODAY!

Sadism is sadism whether it be Nazi sadism, Christian sadism, ISIS sadism, any kind of terrorist sadism, America’s KKK and White Supremacist sadism, or whether or not it follower’s or leader’s sadism. Unfortunately, there are absolutely no excuses for sadistic torture!

Further it is extremely difficult and morose for me and everyone else, presumably, to even have to contemplate the conscience of other compassionate beings and followers, such as foot soldiers like Oskar Groening, who are ordered by their Commanders like President W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary Darrell Rumsfeld, or in Oskar’s case, Adolf Hitler, to inflict torture and death on their fellow humanity.

In America, we have a President that is ours, whether we voted for him or not; the American President and America’s behavior is the responsibility of Americans, just as we held all Germans responsible for Adolf Hitler, there and no excuses. We have ‘Presidents’ Day’ to honor our Presidents; how can we not also conscientiously feel ‘moral guilt’ for any sadistic behavior of our leaders?

There is a compelling poem by a German cleric written about 1946, about his own German Nazi Era behavior that all Americans should read and commit to memory, just as we do our own, “Remember Pearl Harbor”:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
— Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

Always remember America, don’t ever forget!

Don’t ever forget!

ABORTION RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW IN A RELIGIOUS CONTEXT, AND IN THE EMOTIONAL CONSIDERATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL CITIZEN IN A DEMOCRACY LIKE AMERICA!

July 12th, 2015

About legal abortion in America; legal abortion is either about law, religion, or emotion and the law necessarily prevails in a democracy like America.

In the law, a fetus is not a person until birth and a medical abortion is legal; in the matter of religious doctrine, U.S. Constitution, Amendment I: “Congress shall make no laws 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.”

In legal context, differences between a fetus and a child is grossly over simplified and likened to the difference between a ‘chicken and an egg’.

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Were a fetus to legally become a ‘person’ by statute, it would create a myriad of consequential disasters: a fetus could be sued, a fetus could commit crimes, a fetus could be incarcerated, a fetus could obstruct justice, etc.

All attempts (and there have been a myriad of attempts) to make a fetus, a person legally, have been found to be not in the best interests of any individuals or society, despite the pure emotional appeal.

The Constitution is the law of the land; and in regard to religion and the law, the Bill of Rights provides for each citizen to practice his choice of religion and protects each citizen from the tyranny of the religion beliefs of others.

It would be a violation of Human Rights to impose the tyranny of a religion on the mass of the People.

The American Constitutional Right of a woman to a legal abortion does not require woman to have an abortion.

What Americans’ greatest need is today, would be for America to have a new Amendment to the Constitution that requires every citizen to ‘mind his or her own business’.

Any and every individual’s emotional concerns and beliefs about abortion are not in any way considered a legal factor in deciding the merits of a legal abortion, for some other woman’ abortion, in a democracy; no woman in a democracy can be or should be required to have an abortion and in a democracy, no woman should be denied her Right to a legal abortion, by another citizen.

The whole subject of legal abortion is obviously, exclusively a female Rights issue based on the anatomical difference in male and female; though, both male and female have a vested interest.

THE HISTORY OF THE PROBLEM OF IRAQ AND ISIS; AN AMERICAN DILEMMA!

July 11th, 2015

In 2003, I was living in Europe and during the run up to the invasion of Iraq, every night the TV featured Iraqis telling the TV audience, “Though we do not approve of Saddam’s oppressive and brutal ways, we plead with America not to invade and depose Saddam; doing so would not only kill many innocent Iraqis but if Saddam is deposed, the world will see a blood bath like never before!”

The TV commentator would then state this disclaimer, “These TV videos will not be shown on TV in the United States of America”.

I’ve thought about this a lot since 2003.

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TUMBLING DOWN OF SADDAM’S STATUE IN IRAQ BY AMERICAN FORCES OF INAVSTION

If you remember, America’s allies in Europe (France, Italy, Germany, and others) did not participate in the invasion of Iraq. That should tell America and the world something about America’s Invasion of Iraq; though actually, I remember Americans saying that France, Germany, and Italy were at fault for not joining in the Iraq invasion.

The PNAC President W. Bush Administration’s invasion of Iraq and execution of Saddam turned out to be a disaster that the People of Iraq foretold; and, it seems to me that this appears to be why the Iraqi People have no heart for fighting ISIS, or any other brutal dictators of today, because the Iraqi People lose either way.

And, It is America’s problem, now!

TODAY, AMERICA TOOK A SMALL STEP FOR MAN, A HUGE STEP FOR HUMANITY, AND THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ELIMINATED A SYMBOL OF DIVISIVENESS; TODAY THERE IS HOPE FOR BRINGING TOGETHER OUR NEIGHBORS, OUR BROTHERS, AND OUR PEOPLE!

July 11th, 2015

Today I’m reading, “See The Confederate Flag Coming Down From The South Carolina Capitol Grounds”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/10/confederate-flag-taken-down-photos_n_7769666.html

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THE ONE AND THE ONLY FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Personally, the journalist got the story all wrong; it’s not about a flag, it is all about divisiveness!

Though, the “Confederate” flag actually came down at the South Carolina capital; what does it all really mean?

Perhaps we should start and make all things perfectly clear on this issue? Let us not refer to this symbol as the “Confederate Flag”, for that is not what it was to all the People of America. Let us in all honesty refer to this symbol as, “the symbol of hate, persecution, and enslavement of our neighbors, our fellow American citizens, our fellow workers, our comrades at arms, our American heroes in the service of our beloved democratic Republic, and our brothers and sisters”.

This has more the sound of truth and purpose of our nation, the United States of America! This is why a symbol disputed between love and hate that inspires hate between American neighbors, must go; in the end, the flag is in reality, a piece of cloth, and hate is reality.

When humanity like America suffers, a disaster, we brothers and sisters are ultimately required to come together for our own mutual benefit and for the benefit of our posterity; let us never forget our posterity. We must put aside our differences and love our neighbors, for our children’s sake as well as our own; that is what our United People of America is all about.

With all due respect, Americans as a people have out-lived our separate fifty States differences, and it is now the Twenty-First Century and time to embrace out brothers and sisters across this vast and great land. Today with our electronic technology, we can speak love for our brothers and sisters by electronic device, clear across the tall mountains, vast oceans, and the huge prairies of this great land.

We no longer communicate by pony express, stage coach, or the beloved Paul Revere.

Sadly, though we have embraced electronic technology of the present, too many of us have stubbornly, unfortunately retained too much of the hate generated from some of America’s sordid past. America has unfortunately not totally committed to trust our Constitutional heritage of equality, fraternity, and liberty; it is now time for intelligent and necessary change.

America is realistically, no longer a combination of wrangling, separate, belligerent States of red and blue, north or south, union and confederate; America is no longer a combination of separate white, yellow, brown, black, or red people! Now is the time for us to become one People of, by, and for the whole of the United People of America!

Our Constitutional forefathers would approve! Our Confederate forefathers would approve; our Confederate forefathers did not surrender their dignity, they willingly surrendered slavery, persecution, and oppression for the welfare of American union!

God bless the United People of America!

IN 2016, WHO WANTS TO WORK 60 HOURS A WEEK AND WHO IN THE NAME OF GOD, BENEFITS FROM THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AGENDA OF ELIMINATING LABOR UNIONS?

July 9th, 2015

Today, I am reading about the American 40 hour work week for labor being in jeopardy: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/some-workers-even-weekends-are-jeopardy?cid=sm_fb_maddow

Now I am old and remember that Labor Unions were responsible for my father and grandfather being able to work a 40 hour week instead of their then current 60 hour week; today, THE Republican Party wants to eliminate Labor Unions.

Now that makes sense! If Labor has no Labor Unions, what do they have? Nothing! Absolutely nothing! And a longer work week.

What worker today is willing to risk his only source of income and go on strike to be able to work 40 hours a week instead of 60 hours a week? I-can’t-hear-you!

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Please tell me who benefits from the Republican Party of today, eliminating Labor Unions; and explain to me why elimination of Labor Unions is not an important issue in 2016?

Everyone who wants to work 60 hours a week, please step forward and vote Republican!

EFFORTS TO CONCEMN BERNIE SANDERS WITHOUT CAUSE IS SLANDEROUS AND EVIL; AND, “THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE”!

July 8th, 2015

Today, I’m reading, “The issue on which Bernie Sanders aims for ‘the middle’”: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-issue-which-bernie-sanders-aims-the-middle?cid=sm_fb_maddow

The issue is about a law that Bernie approved which says that a gun manufacturer cannot be held responsible for the cause of murder of a gunshot victim. The Article and the ‘Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’ claim that Bernie voting for the legislation affirms that Bernie is pro National Rifle Association and opposed to gun control; nothing is further from the truth.

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BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTS GUN CONTROL AND RESISTRATON

Sorry, but voting for an NRA supported bill that prevents plaintiffs to sue a gun manufacturer for a death caused by a gun the manufacturer produced, is not in the case of gun control, supporting the NRA and opposed to gun control.

Compare that law to a law preventing relatives of someone killed in an auto accident to sue the car manufacturer who produced the car that killed the plaintiff for murder. Same thing.

In Illinois it used to be if a person was killed by a drunk driver the plaintiff could sue the tavern owner who sold the drunk the drinks that made him drunk; bar owners were invariably sued because that is where the money was and liability insurance for bars was astronomical and the law was total unfair; bar owners were not the killers.

In the case of Bernie Sanders protecting gun manufacturers from being held responsible for killing someone shot with one of the guns they produced has nothing to do with gun control or the Right to own a gun.

The author of this article is totally ridiculous and “off base”.

Personally, I agree with Bernie on gun control and the Right to own a gun and I agree that the manufacturer of guns is not the murderer when one of the guns it manufactured is responsible for killing a person. Further, both Bernie and I favor strict gun control, gun regulation, and gun registration.

This article is ridiculous and slanderous in its assumption that Bernie Sanders is opposed to gun control.

The American news media today is biased for the benefit of the news media owners, and the “freedom of the Press”, as in this case, is a Right and a privilege for the news media to lie, misinform, smear political opponents, and ‘dumb-down’ the People with impunity.

Times, technology, the news media, and ownership of news media have all changed since 1787, and the four words “and of the Press” in the U.S. Constitution, needs to be reconsidered and the so called freedom of the Press needs to be amended to apply in the Twenty-First Century.

WHAT IS A “BERNIE SANDERS”?

July 7th, 2015

Today, I read a great piece about Bernie Sanders; for your own edification I would encourage you to please read, “Bernie Sanders Speaks” by John Nichols: http://www.thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-speaks/

Read it so you will know; even if you disagree!

This article is all about Bernie Sanders and it is the epitome of what Bernie Sanders is and what Bernie Sanders means to America and Americans. Read it all here; you won’t find this in the mainstream news media. If opponents want to attack Bernie Sanders, do it here, for it is here that Bernie Sanders will win the 2016 election representing a compassionate and responsible American People.

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BERNIE SANDERS, A PRESIDENT GOOD FOR AMERICA!

Bernie is about war and why we should be prepared for it and not have it, Bernie is about cooperation to provide collectively and responsibly all things for the American People that they are unable to do alone, and Bernie is about cooperation of the American People and not about competition between the American People. Bernie is about the only ‘purpose’ of a government and not how we can eliminate government.

Bernie Sanders is what a vast majority of the American People have always hoped for and never found. He is a 21ST Century Thomas Jefferson.

Bernie Sanders represents the kind of President that I have waited for all of my life. Bernie Sanders represents potential great Presidents like Adlai Stevenson who lost two elections to ever so popular Ike Eisenhower, a nice man, war hero, and a puppet of the military industrial complex he warned against AFTER his own Presidency. Bernie Sanders is the Bobby Kenney who gave us our hope, only to be shot down in cold blood and relegate us to the corruption of President Richard Nixon who shamed us and President Ford who pardoned President Nixon for any crimes he may have committed.

Read this and know that Bernie Sanders is the Second American Revolution, recreating a responsible, compassionate America for the 21ST Century from the war torn, hate, and divided society of America today.