In politics on November 20, 2012 at 2:50 am
I’ve written before about the Palestinian issue and to repeat myself my view on the Palestinian issue boils down to this. I turned n the TV, was watching PBS and there stood a forlorn elderly lady in front of a house discussing how she had been living in her house and one day she was told to leave. She had a deed, showed us, her family had lived there for at least a century and now she had nothing.
At this point the issue of the occupation of Palestine became real to me. These individuals were not objective savages who were not worthy of consideration. They were and are real people. These are people who just on the word of a small group of people were told to leave their homes and their lands. This is disgraceful and as the occupiers get on TV and try to sell the American people – me the fact that they are a legitimate country it only makes me sick and disgusted to my stomach.
Ultimately neither side on Palestinian lands is responsible, it is the UN that behaved responsibly. They should have never annexed Palestine in the first place. It was the wrong thing to do. It was and is a policy fail. What makes it so shocking and appalling is the UN and the world refuses to look out for the rights of the people that were occupied. They are doing nothing for them. There are so many policy measures that could be put into place to alleviate the pain of the Palestinian people but it’s not being done.
As a person who spent a great part of my teenage years and college years studying the Holocaust the behavior of the Jews in their treatment of the Palestinians is disgraceful. As I watch the bombings, am exposed to the propaganda of certain folks who put Jewish leaders on TV who talk to justify the bombings of Palestine. The only thing I see are wings being pulled off of butterflies and an old woman crying for her house. As for the Jews it always seems to me that their behavior towards the Palestinians is in some way revenge for the Holocaust. It’s a concentration camp on a strip of land. My only answer to that is pick on someone your own size if you want get back for the Holocaust be a man bomb Germany not the Palestinians.
It is ironic people were wronged in Germany people were killed yet that’s not dealt with, the Jews are sophisticated they can go and have coffee with people from a whole country who hunted them down and exterminated many of them, yet the Palestinians are savages who deserve to be bombed because they want to keep their homes. I repeat the Palestinians are not the ones who killed millions of Jews the Germans were maybe before killing innocents the jews need to deal with that.
In politics on November 17, 2012 at 2:58 am
As I go about my daily life I hear both sides of the news since I am somewhat of a news junkie. The things I hear are pretty unpalatable on both sides of the political spectrum. I am particularly horrified by the attacks of Rush Limbaugh on practically everyone which psychiatrists would argue is due to his being short fat and pasty and all of the huge attacks hide a deep set inferiority complex ,and when you see his listeners those who are willing to be on his side you can always identify some physical characteristic that would lead them to listen to and follow him. I found myself as a single parent lividly tweeting Limbaugh after briefly turning on the radio and hearing him talk about minorities downloading babies and never even being capable of supporting them. This really hurt my feelings as a single never divorced mom, personally in this life there does not seem to be any help coming from anywhere that is reasonable and legitimate. I guess looking at the whole Petreaus issue when a government official told me to promise get on my knees and I would have a job in five minutes I should have done it. When I became friends with a media executive who came to my home. told me he could fit two of my houses in his and to get on my knees I should have. Unfortunately, that’s not me. I say all this to say that as Rush attacks single mothers and women in general, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that what some people do to get ahead is not going to help others. To go further go on a tangent as I look n the going ons of Jill Kelley the woman who reported the mistress of the CIA head for sending her inappropriate emails, I know what she was doing, she was looking for a job by volunteering, interacting, planning parties etc. and all she got for her efforts were a revoked ID card and dirty emails and CNN prying into her finances. I say all of this to say that as Rush attacks women there is a problem with employment for all women regardless of their marital status. The honest truth is that as the Romney’s of the world and the Limbaughs attack the unemployed and the underemployed they are really not sincere about solutions, never so emphasized as when Romney cut off the credit cards of his staff the same night of the election, despite the fact that the election staff has to honestly work putting up, taking down and preparing whether there is a victory or not. He threw psychically at that point the people that were most loyal to him on the street, just for kicks. because he was hurt. This is the climate we are dealing with people, rich people that want to control and own others.
While I basically consider myself a progressive my Rural based Christian upbringing prevents me from becoming a cultist at the alter of progressives. Lately they’ve been placing people on TV who essentially are saying Obama won that means the Americans have chosen him and everything he wants he should get. ”wrong” many people chose Obama as the lesser evil to a man who would lose an election and cut off his aides credit cards because he lost an election. These folks probably have no knowledge that we are a representative democracy not a winner take all democracy and people who express opinions that are not supportive of the president are not sore losers but people who disagree with him. Furthermore as we get further into Obama cabinet appointments from 2008, it looks like someones got some splainen to do. What is so disturbing is that the United States did have a terror alert system put in place that was scrapped by an Obama appointee. While it does not take a rocket scientist to know that terrorists will come out on 911, it obviously does. Personally as it regards binghazi I don’t think it’s watergate I do think it’s the failure to recognize that terror is real, one kill of Bin Laden or even taking out all of Al Qaeda does not mean that terror is over. Terror has been here through at least four administrations and the Bush administration has to be commended for being the first administration to actually tackle it; only to have the Obama administration minimize it or destroy it.
This time I did vote for Obama as the lesser evil but personally I would like for him to think seriously about who he appoints to cabinet positions. I repeat what I said the last time maybe cabinet leaders should be appointed from within and from academics with specialized knowledge. While progressives have had a feast on Condeleeza Rice this week the facts are she specialized in Russian Studies and served in Bush Sr.s Administration when communism fell, she has and had a stellar academic reputation in her field. Condi was the best that could be gotten like Eric Holder at the State Department she was committed to a path and she should not be used to justify someone else’s employment, whatever mistakes Condi made she was able to come back the next week on her own and correct them. She was never Poor little Condi or someone a liberal had to save. Condi walked so tall it was secretly whispered she gave Baby George so much advice she may as well have been president, she stands tall.
In Afrian American Twitters, Africa, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, Congress, elections, National Security, political corruption, politics on November 15, 2012 at 11:38 am
As I watched Barack Obama in his passionate defense of Susan Rice and his going so far to say don’t blame her blame me and if you don’t like what she said about the embassy killings, the buck essentially stops with me. I felt a little ill about voting for Barack Obama the whole conference was like psycho Bob on steroids but the defense of Susan Rice by Obama only compared to one thing when he said while he first ran for president; ” I will not tolerate anyone talking about my wife”, oh shit I thought is he sleeping with Susan Rice too, but that’s another story.
In any event one would hope that when one nominates a secretary of state she or he would bring some critical thinking skills to the table. Upon hearing about the embassy killings in Libya no one in my family of four including me believed that the killings were brought on by a movie. We did believe that the violence in the Middle East and particularly the embassy killings were caused by several things 1) the anniversary of 911 2) the release of a book by a navy seal describing the killing of Bin Laden and 3) the killing of Qaddafi. Honestly I miss Qadaffi and his visits to New York during U.N. meetings, especially memorable is his tent in New York.
I am not a policy expert on the Middle East but I know where to find a few. I do however know that only a fool believed the kool aid about a movie causing the embassy killings versus terrorism that during the firs 911 caused the killing of 6300 people. When I think of the drivel given to us about what happened in Libya it takes me back to an article I read in Time Magazine which discussed high tech weapons and high tech propaganda, one tactic was putting a hologram of allah in the air and having the people stop fighting and pray. The story about the Libya killing and a film took me to that point like someone was trying to run some very faulty propaganda against me.
As for Rice, whatever role she serves to the administration her inability to deduce that the story about BinGhazi was BS makes her most inappropriate to serve as Secretary of State in a cabinet position where the role is to lead and advise. However if she makes a mistake at the Department of State, President Obama can always say it’s not her fault it’s mine, the buck stops here. Hmm this is not the second term I envisioned for the U.S. and Obama with him micromanaging the cabinet, at this rate the world may be over by December 21, 2012. You have to know about this date just like you have to know about 911. the killing of Bin Laden, and that Qaddafi was a lovable character. Honestly at this rate I will be sending $2 to the Republican Committee to have Republicans take over the Senate in 2014. – NO LIE