Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Reminder of Humanity's Beauty

Whenever I get down over how dark and cruel we humans can become, especially on the political front then along come something like this that literally brings tears to my eyes and reminds me that at our heart human beings are quite beautiful

Music is the language of hope and peace.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

They Hate Me-They Really, Really Hate Me-Because I'm Black!

The Presidency of the United States of America is, without doubt, still the most powerful office in the world; wielding power and influence over nearly all the world’s inhabitants on some level or other - be it political power, military might, economic leverage, nation building or humanitarian aid efforts. The person who occupies that office is also without question the most powerful leader, not only in the free world, but the entire planet.

The person currently sitting in that Oval Office located in Washington, D.C. is Barack H. Obama, the first ever elected person of color to occupy this mighty and lofty position of power and influence. How is this history making man handling this prestigious position after holding it for over six years thus far? It can be summed up in one word - PETTY!

In an interview earlier this year with The New Yorker, President Obama, once again, laid all the blame for his failures in office at the feet of racism. “There is no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president.” That is an astonishingly racist remark coming from a person who has achieved what only forty-three other men have accomplished in the entire history of the planet, and he is the only black man to have done so after two-hundred and thirty-eight years of American nationhood. What makes his remarks even worse was his follow-up statement to reporter David Remnick - “..the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president.”

That is by far the most racists and race-baiting statement to ever publicly come out of the mouth of a president during an officially sanctioned, on-the-record interview.

Mr. President how about I make a statement about race. 'Only half of America hates you because you are only half black.' See how ridiculous that sounds Mr. President? Well, your statement sounds just as ludicrous since it was a large segment of caucasians (over 43% of the white vote) who put you in the White House - not once - but twice. So, perhaps it has nothing to do with the color of your skin, but everything to do with the "content of your character..." - (Martin Luther King, Jr.).

Most Americans of all creeds and color have learned the lessons about the dangers and awful outcome of a racists attitude but the current President of the United States is either woefully ignorant of the battle with his own personal inner demons of bigotry or he is playing a very dangerous political game of using the race card to shore-up excuses for his own lack of success and leadership ability for the office he holds. Either way that makes him a bad president and a man of questionable character.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Even Heroes Are Humans With Feet of Clay

Many conservatives in America and around the world had pinned their reputations and hopes on the coat-tails of Dinesh D’Souza over these last several years going back to the beginnings of the George W. Bush campaign for the presidency.

D'Souza was a strong supporter of Bush and leaned even further right of the political spectrum than the former President, which as it has turned out, wasn't a very difficult thing to do since Bush turned out to be anything but a right-winged conservative Republican.

D’Souza’s meteoric rise within the ranks of conservative Republicanism became a thing of legend. With the publication of his bestselling book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” “What’s So Great About Christianity?” and the highly acclaimed, if not controversial film, “2016: Obama’s America,” many within the conservative ranks thought they had themselves a new superhero and frontman for the movement. He was appointed president of The King’s College in New York and became a columnist for Christianity Today.

However, it slowly became apparent that D’Souza may have been little more than a man in a straw suit with feet of dried-brittle clay. On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 D’Souza pleaded guilty in federal court to the charge of violating New York’s campaign finance law. By entering the plea he was able to forego what would have likely been a highly publicized trial that could have left him open to even deeper investigation, press scrutiny and speculation. His guilty plea allows the trial to be suspended with sentencing set for a later date. Currently D’Souza also is faced with a count of making false statements to the court but that is likely to be dropped in lieu of his guilty plea.

The illegal campaign finance charge stems from D'Souza’s campaign contributions to a certain New York Senatorial campaign in which D’Souza, who now admits by his guilty plea, was given with the intent of skirting established federal campaign contribution limits set on individuals.


 This public scandal comes on the heels of recent revelations about D’Souza’s troubled personal life involving the particulars surrounding the divorce from his wife while also engaged to another woman who was also married at the time of the affair.

All this controversy and scandal hasn't prevented D'Souza from his right-winged conservative political agenda. He will soon be releasing a new film and book titled “America: Imagine The World Without Her.”