Friday, July 08, 2016

Good vs Evil

It is estimated that there are abour 900,000 law enforcement officers in the United States.

Please don't judge these officers based on the actions of a few.  Rather, please know that most officers are there to protect us.  No doubt there are bad officers.

Likewise there are millions of citizens of Afro American Heritage.  Most are peace loving hard working Americans.

Please don't judge law enforcement officers on the action of a few.

Please don't judge Afro Americans on the actions of a few.

There is no room in America for two societies.  One being white and one being black.  Those that continue to promote "afro american" or ""Hispanic"  or "gay" or" conservative" or "liberal" communities don't do anyone a favor.

I don't think that those fighting for equality and justice in the USA were looking for two communities living together in harmony.  I believe they were looking for equality and justice and that all worrlkind was created equal.

This is not an easy task.  But those who continue to  promote the "black community"  vs a "white community"  are far off the mark.  Let's face it, we have tried that for the past fifty years, and we find each other as divided as when we first tried to equality under the law.  This approach simply has not worked, in fact it continues to foster divisions.

I am of white European descent.  There are many people of many colors smarter than me, more educated than me, and far more successful than me and I respect and love them for who they are and what they have achieved.   Likewise there are people of Many colors who have the same lever of intelligence or perhaps less and I respect those as well.

There are people I don't respect and I am sure there are those who have no respect for me. That's OK.

Accept that there is good and evil in the world regardless of heritage, color of your skin ,  religion, sexual orientation or whatever.  Fight evil and continue to embrace  justice and equality.

It's time to accept differences and join in fighting what is wrong  and defending what is right.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 15 2015

It is becoming very obvious.  Islamist Jihadists  have one goal:  An Islamic world purged from all Christians, Jews, and non believers.  That 'not all. As soon as that mission is accomplished or is being carried out,  they will wipe out all within the Muslim world who oppose them  or don't agree with their strict interpretations.
Citizens of Western World counties;  you are getting closer and closer to losing all your freedoms and being ruled by fear. 
Calling all non-radical Muslims to war against all who support Jihadists, because if you don't. you are supporting them.
Europe was infected by Nazi extremists, but it was the German population that suffered in the aftermath. Perhaps that is poetic justice for allowing the Nazis to get a foothold.
The Islamic population, whether they live in the Western World or in the middle east. all need to take a position to wipe out those who promote world control through murder and intimidation or you will suffer either on the hands of the Jihadists or worse, those wanting to protect our freedom/
I have mentioned this before, but we don't fight by the rules if the enemy has no rules.  In that case we become twice as vicious as they are and forget all about civility. If the peace loving Muslims don't take a position wishing to wipe out extremism, then they become targets also.  You either defend your country or the religious bigots who in the end will murder you.
Thank God for the Americans who took a stand and fought Nazis in Europe  and Fascism in the East Asia.  Many died so we could live free.  This is not a fairytale, this is the truth.
I am ashamed of those in power for not taking a more aggressive stand.  It feels like betrayal.  I am ashamed of the American public for not taking a more aggressive stand.  You have already lost many of the freedoms you enjoyed prior to 2001.  I don't know what type of military it will take but we need to protect our freedoms and the sovereignty of our great nation.
I believe our president has taken a neutral stand in dealing with terrorist.  He comes from a different culture.  I'm not saying he wants to destroy the United States of America but putting it in its place in the world yes. 
I am also of tired of  being found guilty of atrocities committed by our forefathers.  I want to be judged for who I am, and what I have done in society, not my parents or ancestors. 
There are plenty of us who believe in equality and justice for all.  Keep that meaningful, before we get killed over what religion or non-religion we practice.
I am not a fundamental or born again Christian but try to live my life by Christian principles. I for one am willing to die for those principles.
God bless the USA.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

February 8 2015

This country is probably as polarized as it has ever been, with primarily two trains of thoughts and no efforts to develop a happy median.

I moved to the United States from Canada when I was 19, believing that it was the greatest country in the world.  I love this country, have served this country in the armed forces, and paid taxes all my life.

It is still the greatest county in the world but overcome with challenges.  Ideology on both sides of the political spectrum has resulted in a government unwilling to compromise for the common good.

As a citizen of this country, the most important word I can think of is "Freedom".  Freedom to act or say the way you feel without the fear of government interference or repercussions.

I believe that freedom as I have experienced in the United States has run its course.  Sadly it is unnoticeably fading.

This week the president of the United States reminded us how Christians many years ago committed barbaric acts in the name of Christ.  But the context in which it was said is alarming. This is true, not just in its treatment of non Christians, but even denomination against denominations.  I don't know why he brought this up. I interpret the comments were intended as a lame excuse for how radical Islam behaves, while at the same time laying a guilt trip on Christians.  It comes from the same mold as the accusations made by liberal racial diversion activists who blamed me and other Caucasian participants for the atrocities committed by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

I would prefer to be judged by my own behavior and philosophy than that of my parents, forefathers, uncles, and other ancestors who may or may not have participated in discrimination, religious atrocities, or horrendous acts, in the name of Christianity or other ideologies.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Staying in touch

Yesterday I attended a memorial service for a good friend that I have not seen for over a dozen years.  We used to frequently have lunch during which time we would cover religion, world affairs, and any other topic most people stay away from to avoid arguments.  I admired her achievements and in some ways courage.  There were also issues in her life that would leave most people bitter but this was not her.  What she could change she changed, and what she could not she conceded. I find it extremely difficult to share my thoughts and ideas, my frustrations, my hopes, ambitions and my shortcomings with anyone but I could with Mary.  I am so sorry that I did not take the opportunity to say my good byes, losing touch  with my good friend for a variety of reasons.
Stay in touch with your friends.  Stay in touch with your family.  You miss out if you don't.  Today, totally unrelated another friend whom I have not seen for over 50 years sent me the following video with some lessons to be learned as we get older.  I hope you take the time and listen, read, reflect and reestablish old friendships.  Thank you Gary, for the timely sharing
And now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free

They would not listen
They're not listening still
Perhaps they never will



Wednesday, September 04, 2013

War games

The Dutch city my parents lived in was liberated by the Americans and Canadians just shortly before I was born in April of 1945.  Americans were welcomed like heroes and liberators, both accolades richly deserved.   When we were young, us  kids  played soldier and it were the kids who played the role of American who were always the good guys.
Today there are some horrible things going on in Syria and the United States wants to go fight the regime responsible for atrocities without the blessings of the world community. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
With the support of our allies and the world communities this is something debatable.  Without world support I oppose interference with only one exception:  That Americans be recognized as heroes and liberators.  If that is absent it will just be one group of totalitarians replacing another.
Atrocities occur all over the world. Chemical weapons are horrific but so is the genocide through starvation  or other means.  Those incidents occur on a regular basis.  Cruel as it may sound, we can't save a world by forcing ourselves on a country where we are not welcome.  A war can not be won without victory.


Monday, September 02, 2013

Welcoming Myself Back

Right now I am probably the only person reading this blog.  First of all, there has been nothing here to read, and even if there was something worth reading, most people have other things to do or places to visit.  So what I write here today and in the future benefits primarily one person, me.  That being said, I plan to use this site to rant and rave and spout off steam.  Should you come across this page in the future sometime, I hope it provokes your thoughts.