I hate you....well I hate you! Why? Because....you're different than I am.
I have remained pretty silent as I watch the eradication of a society, which once was proud of it's ability to compromise, problem solve, bind together against a common enemy and find a manageable coexistence. But I'm afraid we are long past QRN (radiotelegraphy signal for point of no return).
I spent 8 years watching and listening to the hatred spewed against Mr. Obama, while he was President; with no recognizable change because of the hatred. Then there was the hatred for Mrs. Clinton as she ran for the Presidency, and on the other side a hatred for Mr. Trump who was in the same race, and now as Mr. Trump serves as President.
I have to admit that none of the three aforementioned are in my top ten favorite people, but 'hate them'? no, I don't hate them. And furthermore, I have to ask; what has your hate done to improve one thing? Well, I'll answer that for you - nothing has improved because of your hatred for these or any other person.
What your hatred has done, is to divide this Country into shattered pieces, some of which may never be rejoined. What a great opportunity for another government to take over!
Never before in our history have we fallen so far. Never before in our history have we been so fractured that no real strong defense against evil can be mustered. Never before in history has this Nation been so vulnerable to destruction. and it's all because of hatred!
I am not strong enough or loud enough to change what I see is a 'flat spin' to utter dissolving of a Nation that I love and cherish. But I, for one, refuse to hate! I may not like your politics or those of the ones who govern us, but I refuse to hate you or them. You may shout me down, but I still will not hate you.
In this Nation, we are allowed to speak our mind. We can be patriotic or we can not be patriotic, that is a right given to us by our Constitution. We can be religious or we can not be religious; another right given to us.
Hating me because I don't agree with you is wrong. Hating me because I don't worship the way you do is wrong. Hating me because I don't look like you or live like you is also wrong.
Forced patriotism can be seen in other countries around the world, where lines and lines of soldiers and lines and lines of little children are forced to parade on special days; march or be punished! Other countries have forced religion. Convert or die! And finally, other countries will put you to death for opposing leadership - you don't even have to express hatred! Is this what you really want?
Well, that's it. Hatred has become the 'way of the day'. I don't like it and don't intend to be part of it, even if I'm a minority of one.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Well, the Presidential election is over, most of the dust has settled and the Country is still quite divided. But, regardless of which candidate won, and regardless of how upset/happy you are….and regardless of the fact that we’ve done this 44 times before; the die has been cast and there is a President in office.
Impeach him! Declare him incompetent! Sign a petition to get rid of him! Those are some of the mild protests against Mr. Trump. There are many more that are not printable but we’ll leave them for now.
But what will happen if Mr. Trump is impeached, declared incompetent or 60 million people sign a petition to “throw the bum out”, to use a baseball phrase.
Frankly I think too many of the folks who did not support Mr. Trump believe that if he is removed from office, Mrs. Clinton would take his place.
No, I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but that’s not how it works. If Mr. Trump is removed from office, or quits as some believe he will (he’s never quit anything in his past), Mr. Pence, the current Vice President, would become President, and a new Vice President would be chosen by then President Pence, and confirmed by the Senate. Who would Mr. Pence pick? I doubt it would be a liberal thinking person….in fact it would probably be someone of like mind and character with him.
Who would then President Pence pick to serve on the Supreme Court to fill the obvious positions that will certainly become vacant soon? Not more liberal judges that’s for sure! The Court will take on a conservative bent, for years to come!
Think about it; Mr. Trump is not a solid conservative, as he sees things through a different political looking glass than many conservatives. He might even have some liberal tendencies. Mr. Pence certainly does not!
To those who are trying to bring down President Trump, I give you two pieces of advise: 1) Take a Civics Class, so you know how the system works; 2) Be careful when wishing, you may get what you wish for.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
What is the point? We, as a country, spend millions of dollars each year on the FBI, CIA, NSA and every other configuration of 3 letter agencies, to operate and protect the military, national defense, congressional activates and even the original formula for Coke and the Colonel’s chicken, yet the other agency BMFM (Big Mouth for Money), also known as the ‘media’, reveals the secrets, almost before the ink is dry on the original report.
Guglielmo Marconi said; “The coming of the wireless era will make war impossible, because it will make war ridiculous”. Maybe he was right! If the ‘leaks for money’ mob, on one side, continue to leak secrets to the other side, why would we need to fight…. or more to the point – how could we fight and expect a successful conclusion to any battle.
Recently the results of a very high level security briefing for the POTUS and POTUS elect, was leaked to the media, two hours – TWO HOURS – after the top-secret briefing! (yelling intended). The Spook Agencies might as well have held a press conference!
Enough is enough; we have two choices. Lower the ‘cone of silence’ (not everyone knows what that is) or open it totally up so that we and our potential enemies know what we know. How could it mess us up any more than it is now?
Open it up so we know exactly which government officials are having affairs with which interns…. who is bribing who, what weapons do we have and what do they have, why did we fake the moon landing and why are their alien scientists working in Area 51?
Didn’t we learn from the toy company Mattel that military secrets went away a long time ago?
Pogo was correct: “we have met the enemy and he is us”.