Hands Down, Let’s Talk

 handshakeIt’s time to stop the madness.  False allegations and selfish cause do not a solid foundation create.  Instead, the distortion fuels hostility and closes minds to the truth that could lead to door opening conversation and actual solutions and hope for the future.  Why would any not wish for the latter to become today’s reality?

The past is not the present.  Nothing once upon a time can be changed.  It can only be learned from.  And, in studying the blueprint of the past, we have chance to see what went wrong, why it went wrong, and who made it go wrong, so as to give opportunity to understand and to avoid repeating the bad, while then building upon the good and striving to repair the damage once caused and not forgotten.

Various groups of people have been wronged in one way or another.  Sadly, too many rally not against the wrong itself, but rather, to the wrong seen as being done unto them.  Some, simply cannot, or will not, comprehend there are others — other groups of people — who have also been wronged and harmed equally and perhaps even more so.

Women were once property first of their fathers and then their husbands.  Some were beaten and treated as nothing more than servants to use and abuse.  There was a time women couldn’t vote or own property or even have authority over their own children.

Modern day activists often forget about the plight of the women and even the indentured servitude that existed during much of the slavery period.  Some whites were also kidnapped and brought to American against their will and sold into service.  True, their service was supposed to be for a term and then released, if they survived, but it, too, was slavery and treatment could be beyond harsh to violent and deadly.

“The Grapes of Wrath”, though fiction, gives a glimpse of the desperation and deplorable way some people were treated during that period of time known as the Great Depression.  (It also comes in movie form for those who rather not read.)  Yet, it seems it is a horror story lost somewhere between then and now.

This is not to compare who had it worse.  It is merely to remind that life has been unfair, devastating and horrific to many, many individuals and groups of people throughout the years.  To cry foul only for self and blame present day people for things they had nothing to do with, only creates new hostility to go along with the old, and does nothing to solve the actual problems.

Tonight, someone presented me with a picture of a black man hanged.  The picture was from long ago.  Though it is a sad reminder of what once was — and where we (as a society or individually) should never go again — it should not be held as an example and excuse to react as though it is present day behavior, norm or mentality.  It is not!

Many things seem to be forgotten, as present day radical activists spew hate and stoke the fires of discontent and rage with lies, half-truths, and a message blaming the white man for all the ills ever befallen to any of color.  It must, after all, be the white man’s fault or the radical activists face losing relevance and all the benefits associated to that self-made relevance.

How often do you hear a radical activist mention that African tribesmen captured Africans from other tribes and sold them into slavery?

How often do you hear radical activists point out that if it is reasonable to hold all present day whites accountable for some long ago whites owning slaves or condoning slavery, that it would then be likewise reasonable to hold all Africans accountable for some long ago Africans capturing fellow Africans and selling them into that slavery?

How often do you hear a radical activist admit the majority of white men did not own slaves or condone the practice?

How often do you hear the radical activist talk about all the white people, who helped slaves escape and fought to abolish slavery?

How often do you see radical activists pointing to the pictures that give example of the overwhelming number of whites that were involved in the Civil Rights Movement and stood with Martin Luther King, Jr.?

How often do you hear the radical activist remind that the Ku Klux Klan purportedly didn’t just hate blacks — that they hated Jews and Catholics as well?

How often do you hear the radical activist speak of “The Murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner” and that it wasn’t just a black man that was killed in Mississippi on June 21, 1964?

Things happened in the past that none of us — regardless of skin shade — had a thing to do with.  We weren’t born yet.   We weren’t there.  We weren’t involved.  We had no ability to influence or stop what might have transpired during that horrendous time.

White society is not perfect — nor is the black community.

All law enforcement officers are not without sin — neither is any segment of society.  Improvement may need to come from the entire community by changing behavior and attitude — rather than single groups of people being asked to excuse and over-look wrongful behavior of some.  It’s a reality that needs to be dealt with and not ignored.  Some examples are glaring.

If a police department trains officers to be more “sensitive” to the community it serves and to be mindful of the plight endured or claimed to be endured, while leaving the community gang, drug and violent ridden — what good result is expected?  The crime will still be there.  The drugs will still be there.  The hate and the violence will still be there.  And, “The Man” will still be considered the common enemy to hate and distrust.

Blaming law enforcement for ticketing or arresting a large number of persons from a specific group, when that group is the majority in the community, is rather brow raising.  Who would they be in contact with most often, if not the majority of people who live in their jurisdiction?  But taking a moment to weigh this bit of deduction is not often exercised or pointed out, because it doesn’t fit into the agenda of many radical activists.  What if people came to realize that they weren’t targeted racially, but rather, confronted for “actions” that they are responsible for?  That would be bad for the radical business.

Before blaming law enforcement for enforcing the law — or claiming they are enforcing it unfairly — people in the various communities need to step back and take a good look at their neighborhood and what is taking place in it.  Are there an overwhelming number of arrests?  If there was a true and fair study by non-radical activists, might it show that the reason there are an overwhelming number of arrests is because there are an overwhelming number of crimes? 

People committing crimes should be the immediate concern of the community, rather than — without proof — crying that the officers unfairly target one group or another.  They are, after all, supposed to target those who break the law, regardless of race, gender, nationality or religion.

Using the wrongs of the past as excuse for inappropriate behavior of the present, does nothing to move towards healing or correcting the actual problems of present day.  Instead, it is an attempt by many of the radical thinkers to put up a smoke screen to keep the truth hidden and the fire burning.  What would happen, after all, if communities did take a good look at self, accept any blame due and came together to define actual problems, followed by fixing and rebuilding and moving ahead to make a better life for all the interested parties?

What would happen?  Might radical activists become useless and left in the past where most of their accusations did once exist?

It’s time to put the hands down.  It’s time to look around at the madness.  It’s time to see who is profiting from the half-truths, false accusations and rage that is being stoked.  It’s time to look at the agitators (claiming to be champions of the cause) and honestly determine if the communities are any better or safer than before, or if agitation only caused more harm and hate to grow and threaten to explode in coming days, months or years?

It’s time to put hands down.  It’s time to really listen.  It’s time to accept responsibility as well as demand accountability.  It’s time to define, plan and work together to create safe communities people are proud to call their own.  It’s time to talk.

Obama: If my word’s not good enough…

No, your word is not good enough.

Ask the foreign countries what they think of your “word”
or the “word” presented in your behalf.

  You dare ask us to trust you & take your word, after all the lies that have come out of your administration?

Wrestling the Bull: Nothing to See Here & Nothing to Worry About

Wrestling the bullOh bull, Big Brothers & Sisters, Aunts & Uncles & even watching Cousins, too!  Nothing to see and nothing to worry about?  Yeah right.  I’m sure you would never fib to us, the American citizens.  Naw!… you’d never do that.  You’d also never target the Tea Party, Conservatives, Christian and Jewish organizations either.  Ooops, I guess the sheep is out of the bag on that one with the IRS.  Gives us a great deal of reason to trust you — NOT!

I can just hear it.

Yes, we lied to you the other 50,000 times, but we aren’t lying to you now.  This time, we are telling the truth.  And that is supposed to give confidence — why?

I think the politicians and other government people have been drinking some funny water.  Their rationalizing ability seems a bit dizzy and doesn’t stand up too well in the real world of common sense.

Nothing to see here and nothing to worry about?  Some would beg to differ!  Obviously, no matter how many times the propaganda spins, it’s becoming quite plain that there’s plenty that needs to be seen and a great deal to worry about!

Who Cares What Celebrities Hollywood Is Unhappy With?

I happened upon “15 Celebrities Whose Politics Have Made them Unpopular” and wanted to see if it happened to be the same celebrities on my list.  Instead, I found that it was a list of celebrities that are unpopular in Hollywood because of their conservatism.  I should have guessed.

Hollywood, there is something I would like to share with you.  You don’t pay me enough to watch your stuff.  As a matter of fact, you have never paid me a dime to sit through some of the garbage you have put out.  On the other hand, my money — as well as many other peoples’ money — has (have) supported you.  It  has bought tickets, rented movies and been free advertisement for you.  So, maybe you should be a little more concerned about who is unpopular with us, rather then who doesn’t agree with your radical liberalism.

I don’t require all celebrities to support the people and positions I do.  I respect their right to make their own decisions in these matters.  However, when they start blatantly suggesting that anyone who doesn’t agree with them (or Obama) is a hater or a racist or intolerant or a homophobic or whatever other insult they choose to use — I have a real problem with them.   And yes… they jump right on my list.

Let’s put it this way…

Interior of a Movie TheaterI will never intentionally go to, or begin to view, any movie or show with the celebrities that are on my list.  They are free to believe whatever they want, but they’ve never earned the right to insult me for not agreeing with their radical liberal views and I’ll not reward them for those insults by supporting their careers.

Maybe it is time for Hollywood to stop worrying about who isn’t liberal enough for them and start worrying about who is on our (the public’s’) unpopular list.  After all, what worth is any movie or actor without an audience?

I’d be embarrassed if…

embarrassedI’d be quite embarrassed if I woke up one morning and realized that what I thought and was thinking and believed was actually what someone else decided I should be thinking and believing.

I’d be quite embarrassed if I couldn’t think rationally or detect truth from fiction though the evidence was right in front of me and left no room for doubt.

I’d be embarrassed if I couldn’t think for myself or employ the concept of simple problem solving that didn’t involve possible plans for government takeover of even replacing the toilet paper in private bathrooms.

I’d be quite embarrassed if I couldn’t review information and give it a chance to be what it is, rather than what I perceived it to be due to being programmed to think as “one” with all other “thought clones“.

Yes, I would be embarrassed if I woke up one morning and found myself to have been indoctrinated into believing the propaganda of the liars.

Yet, I watch all these people on televison and the internet proudly following the lies as though the lies are the gospel truth.  And then… and then… they — the “thought clones” — have the gall to call others (who don’t blindly follow & still use their own brains) stupid and idiots and racists and intolerant and haters and whatever other bully-like term they can think of (or is thought of for them and sent via the talking points memo).

Yes, I’d be totally embarrassed if I gave up reality and my ability to process thoughts and information.

Maybe there is a good reason why I would be embarrassed and the “thought clones” aren’t.  Maybe it’s because I can still see and respond to reality, while they gave it up for progressivism and the fulfillment of the Animal Farm and 1984 prophecy!

Doesn’t Obama Get It Yet?

Obama Nose UpObama can slam the GOP all he wants over their investigation of the Benghazi torture and murder case, but it isn’t going to go away.  Doesn’t he get it yet?  The American People are quite upset over what did happen and what didn’t happen and all the lies that followed.  Lies that came out of the mouths of Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Jay Carney and Obama himself.

Does Obama really think he can lie his way into what he wants us to believe is the truth?  If so, he doesn’t know the American people as well as he thinks he does.

Obama & Pals can tell us all that they didn’t lie, (though we are looking right at the truth that says they did), and pretend it didn’t have a thing to do with the election, but many, many people can add 2000+12 = 2012 Election.  Couldn’t let a little thing like a terrorist attack get in the way of a re-election campaign, it would seem.

It isn’t just the GOP that is searching for the truth about Benghazi and why four Americans are dead.  It’s a growing group of Americans that won’t look the other way.  A group of Americans that are paying attention to what is being said versus the “real” facts.

Doesn’t Obama get it yet?  Perhaps it will take another day or two for reality to sink in.

The American people are tired of the lies and being manipulated and played.  More importantly, the American people don’t take it lightly when fellow Americans wrongly die at the hands of terrorist, while the president does whatever he was doing that tragic night, when he should have been acting as President of the United States of America — but apparently wasn’t.

Doesn’t Obama get it yet?  Apparently not.

The Liberal Tolerance Once Again Shows Itself For What It Is NOT — Tolerant

I have just finished reading (and sharing)  “Archbishop prays while topless gay activists shout curses and douse him with water” by John-Henry Westen (LifeSiteNews.com – Wed Apr 24, 2013 16:44 EST).  To say that I am appalled is an understatement of understatements.  To say what I want to say, is not allowed.  It isn’t politically correct – it’s accurate!

If I were someone in the process of considering that supporting gay marriage is “the right thing to do” – the behavior of these “tolerant” activists would have decided me otherwise.  It was rude and totally unnecessary.   It proved nothing more than that these activists are rude, intolerant and perverted.

I don’t see men and women exposing themselves, to sell the world on gun rights.  They present their arguments not their personals.  But then, it seems that gay activists have to shock and try to force people to “embrace & celebrate” their vulgarity and insistence that we all watch their sexuality in action and be delighted that we had the chance to do so.

Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard has class, unlike the topless liberals.

Gay activists have once again proven that while they DEMAND respect, tolerance and acceptance – they have none for others.  Their offerings appear to be the total substance of – shock and perversion.   Perhaps it is time to keep the shirts on and act like one has some respect for self and others, even the ones that don’t agree with them.  Perhaps!  But in the meantime, we are watching the intolerance of the liberal demanding tolerance for self and self beliefs only!

Reid & The Obligation: The Insanity Continues

 

reidIt’s Friday, March 1, 2013, and the insanity is still evolving.

From “Sen. Reid to Press: ‘You Guys Have an Obligation to Report’ the Democrats Are Right” by Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews – Feb. 28, 2013):

During a news conference on Capitol Hill held on the eve of implementation of the cuts, known on Capitol Hill as “The Sequester,” a reporter asked Reid: “Can you understand the frustration of the American people that you’re blaming the Republicans, the Republicans are blaming you and nobody is talking until the day that these cuts kick in?”

Reid replied: “You know I read an editorial today, and I don’t know whether it was the Times or the Post, where the op-ed writer said, ‘You know, let’s call it the way it is. The Republicans aren’t willing to deal with the Democrats.

“So all this stuff–Democrats aren’t doing anything, Republicans aren’t doing anything–I believe that you guys have an obligation to report it the way it is,” he said.

“This isn’t something that happened yesterday, we’ve been fighting this for a couple years,” Reid added. “They’re unwilling to do what the American people want done. And it’s as simple as that.”

Yes, Senator Reid, it would be nice if the entire media reported things the way they are.  You and Pelosi might just be out of a job and wondering what went wrong, if they did.

The Democrats readily dismiss budgets and plans proposed by Republicans and don’t pass a budget for how many years now, Mr. Reid?  But it is the Republicans fault because they won’t do what the American people want?  Really, we are to take your word?  How about when you got up there and said that Romney needed to prove he paid taxes because he didn’t — yet he had?  Maybe that little invisible friend of yours has told you wrong again.

The sequester idea came from Obama and his team, but to hear the campaign rhetoric, it would seem we are to forget that little bit of information and just blame the Republicans because they won’t do what Obama and followers want.

With regard to Bob Woodward’s disagreement with the White House, there is a statement that stands out:

 “What does that matter now? Not much,” senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters Sunday of the debate over who concocted the sequester.

What does that matter now?”  It matters a great deal when elected officials and their teams are trying to rewrite history and cast blame on others.  Yes, that’s something that matters a great deal.  So, just like with the fact that the White House should take responsibility for the sequester proposal — other Democrats like yourself, Mr. Reid, should take responsibility for your irresponsibility and lack of action in the past four or five years.

Where, Mr. Reid, is the passed budget that the law required and you ignored?

It is time that the lost media get back to journalism where one reports the facts, rather than blindly accepting the talking points of those who are trying to redefine our nation, rewrite history, cast blame on others, play down the inconvenient facts, insult and insinuate in the face of opposition, and rely upon selective polls that represent what they want them to represent.

Yes, Mr. Reid, you got one thing right.  The media has an obligation to report on the facts and the tactics being utilized in Washington, D.C.  Are you sure you are ready for that?

Reid & The Obligation: The Insanity Continues

 

reidIt’s Friday, March 1, 2013, and the insanity is still evolving.

From “Sen. Reid to Press: ‘You Guys Have an Obligation to Report’ the Democrats Are Right” by Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews – Feb. 28, 2013):

During a news conference on Capitol Hill held on the eve of implementation of the cuts, known on Capitol Hill as “The Sequester,” a reporter asked Reid: “Can you understand the frustration of the American people that you’re blaming the Republicans, the Republicans are blaming you and nobody is talking until the day that these cuts kick in?”

Reid replied: “You know I read an editorial today, and I don’t know whether it was the Times or the Post, where the op-ed writer said, ‘You know, let’s call it the way it is. The Republicans aren’t willing to deal with the Democrats.

“So all this stuff–Democrats aren’t doing anything, Republicans aren’t doing anything–I believe that you guys have an obligation to report it the way it is,” he said.

“This isn’t something that happened yesterday, we’ve been fighting this for a couple years,” Reid added. “They’re unwilling to do what the American people want done. And it’s as simple as that.”

Yes, Senator Reid, it would be nice if the entire media reported things the way they are.  You and Pelosi might just be out of a job and wondering what went wrong, if they did.

The Democrats readily dismiss budgets and plans proposed by Republicans and don’t pass a budget for how many years now, Mr. Reid?  But it is the Republicans fault because they won’t do what the American people want?  Really, we are to take your word?  How about when you got up there and said that Romney needed to prove he paid taxes because he didn’t — yet he had?  Maybe that little invisible friend of yours has told you wrong again.

The sequester idea came from Obama and his team, but to hear the campaign rhetoric, it would seem we are to forget that little bit of information and just blame the Republicans because they won’t do what Obama and followers want.

With regard to Bob Woodward’s disagreement with the White House, there is a statement that stands out:

 “What does that matter now? Not much,” senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters Sunday of the debate over who concocted the sequester.

What does that matter now?”  It matters a great deal when elected officials and their teams are trying to rewrite history and cast blame on others.  Yes, that’s something that matters a great deal.  So, just like with the fact that the White House should take responsibility for the sequester proposal — other Democrats like yourself, Mr. Reid, should take responsibility for your irresponsibility and lack of action in the past four or five years.

Where, Mr. Reid, is the passed budget that the law required and you ignored?

It is time that the lost media get back to journalism where one reports the facts, rather than blindly accepting the talking points of those who are trying to redefine our nation, rewrite history, cast blame on others, play down the inconvenient facts, insult and insinuate in the face of opposition, and rely upon selective polls that represent what they want them to represent.

Yes, Mr. Reid, you got one thing right.  The media has an obligation to report on the facts and the tactics being utilized in Washington, D.C.  Are you sure you are ready for that?