Friday, April 26, 2019

Black Families - Find the truth

Some black families still suffer from the ravages of the American institution of slavery that was legal in these United States up until 1865. An organized method to transition black people from being enslaved to being independent, educated, and economically free was never put into place. Individual families continue to try to find a way out of poverty, disorganization, and chaos. Many of the new generation of black people do not know where we came from and what those before them went through so that they can enjoy the life they have now. So they embrace lifestyles that European Americans push out to them as being normal. Society tries hard to push God out of your life and human choices as a replacement. Understand that there is a God. Next, learn your family history.

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Man Made "Immigration Crisis"

The United States of America.  The self proclaimed bastion of Freedom and Opportunity.  The same country where European Americans massively immigrated to a land hundreds of years ago then inhabited by Native Americans.  Native Americans did not have a formal "immigration policy" designed to keep European Americans from becoming settlers.  No wall was built on the East coast to ward off the European newcomers.  There may have been forced attempts to keep European Americans from becoming "citizens" in the "new" land.  But for the most part European Americans were free to enter what was to become the United States of America.

That entry soon turned into a massive takeover of lands previously claimed by Native Americans.  Native Americans were uprooted, forced off their property, and diseases spread by European Americans that resulted in numerous deaths to the Native American population.  The triple threat of disease, political trickery, and forced removal effectively cleared the way for European Americans to take over what had been Native American territory.

European Americans then found themselves with a massive country to build from the ground up.  Cities and transportation systems were developed along with all that was needed to support the European American ideas of civilization.  Unable or unwilling to do the hard work needed to build the country into their image, European Americans turned to enslaving free people from the continent of Africa.  Forced immigration under the name "slavery" was the European American solution.

During those years of forced slavery, fellow free European Americans continued to flow into the United States.  Opportunity for European Americans existed and there was no immigration crisis.

Now we move forward some 500 plus years.  As the percentage of people with Hispanic heritage grows in the United States comes the news that we have an "immigration crisis".  Our safety is now in danger!  A wall on the southern border of the United States needs to be built!  The purpose of the wall?  To keep "those people" out.  Even the President of the United States has declared that we have enough immigrants. Time to close the door.

We all know where the decision came from.  It is based in an economic/racially charged emotional decision.  People who do not look like European Americans are not wanted by a large segment of the population.  Forgotten are the open door policies of the past where people looking for opportunity to prosper and lead a "good" life were welcomed with open arms and few restrictions.

We all know that we are in more danger from the people already in the United States.  Few of the mass killings that have occurred in the past years are due to a failed immigration policy.  Many of the mass killings were done by European American males who suffered from mental instability or who were just filled with hate.  Changing the immigration policy will not stem the number of deaths occurring from domestic terrorist acts, no matter what you are told to the contrary.

Politicians and culture haters have created the immigration crisis.  Yes, there may be a need to refine the rules of how and when immigrants can enter the United States.  This has been done in the past. But, many politicians have turned the faults in the system into an emotional campaign of fear and hate.  Playing to the emotions of people continues to be an effective way to garner and develop emotional hate towards an issue.

Maybe in this coming round of Presidential campaign politics, common sense and respect will rise to the top of the pile of human emotions.  There is no immigration crisis.  There is a need to refine and reconstruct the administrative system of managing entry into the United States.

European Americans know that they gained all of the wealth they have today based on Native Americans not having the same views that European Americans have today towards "immigrants".  Is that why immigration raises such a fear in some circles?  Do you fear that what happened to the Native Americans may one day happen to you? Is that why the notion of gun control will never happen?  People who fear the unthinkable will always want a means to protect themselves having learned from the policies of the past.

Discussion and action on the issue of immigration must occur now.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

My Annual "Escape from the Worldly News"

It is that time again.  The pronouncements on television news shows regarding "Breaking News" has once again gotten on my nerves.  It's a reminder that someone somewhere has decided to bombard me with video and audio of events in the world they have decided I need to see and hear about.  From among the hundreds of thousands of events occurring in the world, someone has digested those into 13-20 stories I am forcefully being fed.  That is if I consent to sit in my chair and allow the TV to bombard me.  But, I have chosen not to be bombarded.

I have served notice to my spouse that the only thing I want to know is the weather forecast; if there is an escaped criminal in the area I should be aware of; and if there are any food recalls or other health emergencies.  Other wise why do I need some stranger bestowed with a title of importance to tell me what is the latest "news"?  If I want to find out the news I'll seek the info from the variety of internet sites and then determine if what they are showing is truly news or just human gossip or human interest stories.

If I don't watch the news what am I truly missing?  Apparently not much because each day I survive without hearing about the myriad of ridiculous events, crimes, and misdemeanors happening around me or in the world.  Yes, many are tragic stories.  But the fact is there is nothing that will change in my life based on most of the stories I see and hear. So why bother to watch the news?  Go out and make your own news.  But make sure your news has a positive outcome.  Don't go out to adversely impact the lives of someone.  Do a good deed.  Help someone overcome a problem.

Sure you are going to miss out on hearing about the antics of people, and the absurdity of what people can do.  Ask yourself what have you lost in not hearing what you already know about the nature of people?  We are violent, we suffer from bouts where we can't control our emotions.  We use artificial substances for a variety of "pleasures" only because we can.  What benefit are you receiving by hearing about the same events day after day after day?

I saw no benefit to the regurgitation of daily non sense especially in the political arena.  I don't need to know that another person is running for the office of President of the United States.  I only need to read about the viewpoints and ideas of that person when it is time for me to decide who to support.

Save yourself from the "news" that really is not news.  It's just drama packaged into 30 minutes because for years that was the forum to tell you what people want you to know.  Go for a walk, read a chapter in a book, go to a movie for real pretend drama that is made to entertain you.

Take at least a month off then check back in to see if you really missed "the news".