Archive for April, 2014


Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

In the 1960’s, I found racism despicable; still there today, I find American society deplorable.

When I was very young, in 1930-1940, I understood racism in America. Today, 2014, in the age of democracy, I do not understand why racism exists as an issue, except that a huge number of Americans are racists and detestable humanity.

Then comes the sad realization that America is today’s apartheid nation of the world; America is not founded on Christian principles, in fact Christians appear to be America’s greatest racists; Christian leadership is totally silent in times of American racist outbursts; the church fears losing members.

Suddenly in my old age, I discover the leadership of the Grand Old Party of my heroes Presidents Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, the Republican Party, is supporting the racist cowboy, Bundy, and his taking up arms against the government of the United States of America, the same government that I served in the US Air Force and pledged to defend; in the Air Force, I was taught that those who take up arms against the government were America’s enemies that had to be eliminated. When did that change.

Now, Corporate American Basketball, exposes its ugly racist head in the form of Don Sterling. Hate and racism obviously rules in America, today’

Where have all the flowers gone?


Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The news today is, “A Mississippi law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at local hospitals would effectively shut down the state’s only abortion clinic and pose an unconstitutional burden on women seeking abortions, an attorney told a federal appeals court Monday.”

Personally, I would like to know what every true American believes that America really is and what America stands for; with today’s technology, there is satellite television and electronic news reports in the heart of the jungle, in the middle of the desert, and in the most remote parts of the mountains, and people there know about America and are aware that in Mississippi, in America, American women in total distress that requires a legal abortion from professional medical care physician, is denied that medical care by law enacted by those women’s American Mississippi government of old, white, American men.

“America the beautiful” is no longer beautiful in the eyes of the world; America is beautiful only for old, white, American men, committed to a primitive cult. Some Third World inhabitants have better medical care from missionary physicians, than some American women in Mississippi have.

So, lately I have been wondering, what do Americans think about America, today? I wish Americans would think about it when they cast their vote.

Where have all the flowers gone!


Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Today’s news was about, “Conservative pundit Bill Kristol said on Sunday that people are making too much of the racist comments said to have been made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.”

What I would like to see is Bill Kristol defend his (he was director) Project for the New American Century’s wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq which devastate American democracy, destroyed America’s reputation as a peaceful nation, made America a violator of human rights by torturing pow, and led to the death and mutilation of so many of America’s finest soldiers and the death an mutilation of hundreds of thousands of innocent Afghan and Iraqi civilians; and all done for the benefit of Corporate American and the Military/Industrial Complex.

I can’t believe Bill Kristol would have the audacity to even show his face to the American Public.


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Are you concerned about the American national debt? Worried about an unbalanced budget? Scared of depression or inflation?

If America is ever going to be fiscally sound, America must get all drug users out of prison!

Sorry, but America just cannot afford enough prisons for all of its drug users. It is a matter of mathematics, history, and fact.

in order to afford drugs, an American must be either independently wealthy or a producer, a worker, a creator, or the kind of person that produces products and services that society depends upon for progress and a high standard of living. While imprisoned for drug use, workers are not producing nor are they a consumer.

It is a fact that only workers produce; wealth alone does not and cannot create, produce, or provide services or products, only workers are productive.

All working drug users have one other common attribute that is essential to the success of the American economy; all drug users are also consumers. When consumers are in prison, they are not buying nor are they paying taxes; instead the tax payers are buying for them. Therein lies a big, big problem (it is an item that contributes heavily to deficits).

It would be interesting to know just how much American taxpayers have saved in the costs of prisons, because of those States that have legalized marijuana.

Soon, if illegal drug use continues to be a crime punishable by imprisonment, the only Americans that will be out of prison, will be the American 1% of plutocrats, who can afford shyster lawyers, neither of which contributes to production of goods or services; plutocrats do not produce anything and are totally dependent upon workers who can produce and are also consumers.

Almost all Americans partake of some kind of drug, like caffeine, tobacco, or alcohol that doctors tell people are not fit for human consumption, except when they are a drug that is prescribed for someone? The only difference between imprisoned drug users and everyone else, is that a Congress of jackasses in Washington have declared selected drugs to be “illegal” and the consumption is punishable by imprisonment.

Americans learned absolutely nothing by the adoption of the Eighteenth Amendment to their Constitution.

The United States of America has the highest percentage of its population, in the world, that is in prison; a large percentage are “drug users”. It is painful to have to admit that the American democracy has the highest percentage of criminals in the world among its population. Congratulations America!

If America does not soon find a way to eliminate imprisonment of drug users, America will go bankrupt building prisons. It is an established fact. Actually, that isn’t funny. Is it? No! This is a serious matter.


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The United States of America was founded as a democratic Republic governed by law and not by logic, in spite of Robert Welch.

There is no American law that says, “you can legitimately kill someone”, instead, the law says “you cannot kill”, and if you do or before you do, you will suffer consequences in order to protect the People in American society.

Patrick Henry was a radical who believed in absolute freedom (Libertarian), without regard for the freedom of others, and to the contrary, the American Founders believed in democracy and limited freedom; the founders believed in freedom limited to the extent that no one individual has the freedom to deny the freedom of any other citizen.

The value of Patrick Henry to the American Revolution was that he was not pro-British, he was extremely anti-British.

The American Founders believed in “liberty” and “democracy”, and they would not approve the Constitution until the Bill of Rights (our guarantee of liberty) was approved, to protect the American Minority form the tyranny of the Majority who rules in a democracy.

There is no logic or ‘opinion’ involved; it is a matter of the law, the Constitution, and history. Where in the name of God did you “Tea Bag” people study U.S. History, from your John Birch Society?

John Birch Society Blue Book p.124 ” . . . democracy is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud.” (Footnote 25, p. 136.) “Our founding fathers . . .visibly spurned a democracy as probably the worst of all forms of government.”

God save the American democratic Republic, from extremist of the Republican Party!


Monday, April 21st, 2014

In my lifetime, I have had to live through too much war, and I am exceedingly fortunate that I have not been personally required to suffer war right here in America myself, except for the heinous 911 attack by bin Laden.

So, let me explain how I feel about the Vietnam War; I opposed the war and opposed President Johnson who was responsible for it, because it was wrong, terribly wrong and would not have happened, in my mind, if President Kennedy had not been assassinate.

However, our American soldiers had nothing to do with the US invasion of Vietnam; that war was all for the benefit of Corporate America and the American Industrial-Military Complex.

When Vietnam veterans returned to America, though, I was terribly ashamed of Americans who did not respect our veteran soldiers and even mistreated them because of President Johnson’s waging a horrible war of aggression; I respected American soldiers of the Vietnam War then and I still do. Right is right and wrong is wrong!

Just recently, I got on an elevator with a man wearing a cap which identified him as a Vietnam Veteran; I thanked him for his service and he thanked me for thanking him. My eyes welled up as I left the elevator. I will never forget the past nor Vietnam. Right is right and wrong is wrong; you cannot judge one by the other.

More recently, I have 2 grandsons who served in combat in Afghanistan, they survived the war, and suffered consequences; I’m extremely proud of them and I told them so.

In 2001, I took an unpopular stand and I opposed the Afghan War because the Afghan People and the sovereign state of Afghanistan had nothing to do with the Saudi Terrorist bin Laden, nor nothing to do with bin Laden’s incentives for 911 (President Bush the First and his Desert Storm war was responsible for bin Laden’s incentive for 911; and, I opposed Papa Bush’s Desert Storm).

But, I am proud of my two grandsons who served in combat in Afghanistan; they were heroes who followed the orders of their Commander in Chief, President Bush the Second, who is guilty of waging war in violation of the International Law and torturing prisoners of war which is a crime against humanity.

Needless to say, I also opposed President Bush the Second, who waged his aggressive wars for the benefit of the Project for the New American Century and the Military-Industrial Complex. Right is right and wrong is wrong, and you cannot judge one by the other.

Sadly, I do not respect my America when it is obviously wrong and causes pain and death in the world; and no, I am not a pacifist! Right is right and wrong is wrong.


Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The news in the New York Times today is, “Jeb Bush Outlines His Strategy, Should He Run” 4/7/14.

It was President Bush the First, that pardoned President Reagan and all the witnesses involved in the illegal Iran/Contra Scandal of America’s support for the Right Wing Nicaraguan dictatorship.

By pardoning the witnesses, Bush the First allowed the already convicted Col. North of the Iran/Contra Scandal to be freed on an Appeal because there were no viable witnesses to his crime of lying to Congress.

Today, Col. North is and remains an extremist right wing supporter of Bush Two and his PNAC Wars of Aggression, as a Fox TV News authority and weekly newspaper columnist.

And, of course, Bush the First was responsible for the unpopular “Desert Storm” and twisting the arm of King Saud for approval for allowing America to build a military base in Saudi Arabian Muslim Holy Land against the wishes of the Saudi People and Muslim clergy; this American military base was bin Laden’s incentive for perpetrating the heinous 911 terrorist attack on America; prior to that time, America had supported bin Laden against the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

To add insult to injury to injury, Bush the First appointed extremist Republican Justices to the Supreme Court who “selected” Bush the Second to be President of the United States in 2000 despite, a plurality American voters voting for Bush’s opponent, Gore.

Of course the 2000 election was decided by “unusual” voting in Florida, whose governor was the potential 2016 President Bush the Third (Jeb).

Hopefully, American voters will always remember the chaotic Reign of Bush the Second and his PNAC wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq, his violations of International Law including the torture of Prisoners of War, Gitmo, and Bush the Second’s American Religious “Crusade” resulting in the era of fanatic terrorism on both sides that America suffers from today.

For years to come, America will have a constant reminder of the Bush The Second Regime by caring for the many casualties of the Bush Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of aggression; don’t ever forget!

And, voters should never forget Bush the Second’s extremist Republican Supreme Court appointees that gave us the anti-democratic “Citizens United Decision” that allows plutocratic corporate interests to buy elections, buy government, and virtually eliminate the “Peoples power of the ballot”.

This of course, is all a matter of history; history cannot be changed and, we should never deny history.

Lest we ever forget, American democracy and the working Middle Class majority cannot afford “Bush the Third”. Democracy cannot compete with the wealth and US Supreme Court backing the extremist anti-democratic Republican Party and the Bush Dynasty.

The only way democracy can ever survive in America, will be for every single member of the working Middle Class majority voters in America, vote in spite of Republican voter suppression laws and huge campaign contributions by the wealthy, and vote against these Republican plutocratic oligarchs.