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Thursday, October 31, 2013

AMERICA, BEST EVER? GOOD WINTER FISHING FOR LEIF AND NOT MUCH MORE

I received an email A short time back.  I receive a lot of emails.
Every now and then some of my friends forget who it is that they have on their "forwards" list and I get some of their sinfully ignorant scribblings.  Like this one.  It starts off with Obama, but that's only the wick...the bomb comes later.


You said:
The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.
Discovered? Discovered what? They discovered that you could not get to India by sailing west from Europe is what they discovered, or so they thought.  If your white Christian males had talked to the white Christian male fishermen from Scandinavia they would have known what existed west of them from those who had been visiting North American shores for at least six centuries before.  So you call that discovering something, eh.
Explored?  Maybe I can give you that one, but I do know that they were accompanied by the natives who didn’t have to discover anything because they knew where they were going.
Pioneered?  Ha.  Just because they had never been there, didn’t mean that they had anything to pioneer.  Just because they wanted to live in wooden houses rather than something less doesn’t mean that they were discovering, exploring or pioneering anything.
Settled and Developed?  I suppose that if you mean causing natives to walk west for a thousand miles because you want their land settling and developing I guess you can do that.  Most people would call that stealing and persecuting.
If you call genocide and rapacious killing settling and developing I suggest that you buy another dictionary. I also suggest that you ask yourself who was here first.  It strikes me that history shows us that it was the natives, be they whom they may, the Scandinavians and multiple Indigenous Nations…Wasn’t it an Italian guy from Genoa who sold the Queen of Spain into financing his trip west?   Sounds to me like he and the Anglo Saxon Christians who followed were hell bent on wiping out the pagan “savages” who were here first at all costs.  You’re real proud of that, I suppose.  Neither the Spanish nor the Anglo Saxon white Christians have a very glorious history of treating the natives of this great land mass in a Christian way.  A short read of the Bible would show you that.  If you don’t like being turned into the minority, tough.  Just be glad that the non-Anglo Saxon Christians of the 21st century don’t treat you like your forebears treated theirs.  If they did, you’d be dead in short order…or, if you’re lucky, they’d sell you to someone for whom you could pick cotton.

…greatest Republic in the history of mankind Yep, greater than Egypt ever was?  Greater than Babylon ever was? Greater than China ever was?  Greater than Rome ever was?  Greater than Greece ever was?  Greater than the Inca Nation ever was? 
They’re all dead now, and so will this nation die just like they did…maybe somewhere in the early 2100’s. Maybe by then someone will figure out how important it is for a great nation to have a single payer health care system.  It will take the successful dictator to install it.

Ah, the New World Order…George HW Bush used to dream about that a lot.  His son was quite a dreamer too.  Dreamed all the way through school, forgot to learn how to speak English but learned how to dodge the draft. 
As to shysters, I would encourage you to look around and see that there are well nigh 1,000 shysters in D.C. alone, and from every corner of the nation.  You don’t have to go to Chicago to find them.  Just take a look next door.

People like me are completely politically irrelevant…That’s right. You are irrelevant, politically, and so am I.  It’s not because the Blacks, Latinos, Homosexuals, Abortionists, Asians, Feminists, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, the Media, Hollywood nor the “Forever Needy” have taken over.  It is because you and I are not politically involved and we don’t do anything but write our opinions for others to read.  These groups, or some like them, have existed in all the great civilizations, many of which I have named above.  If you don’t believe me, read a little more of the Bible and maybe a history book or two.

…or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired. 
Coalition?”  “Surrendered our culture?”  What coalition?  What culture?  Are you disappointed that you are not part of a coalition?  And whose culture?  Norman Rockwell’s front porch culture?  The culture that slaughtered the natives who were here first?  The culture that went to Africa to “rendition” the natives there so that they could be enslaved here?  The culture that wants to de-unionize labor so that workers can be abused and under paid?  The culture that wants to shrink the government so that OSHA, EEOC, NLRB, IRS, SS, FDIC, FNMA, et al would disappear so that the privileged could run rough-shod over the “workers” as the “settlers” and “developers” ran rough-shod over the natives?  Now, that’s culture!

I accept that I am politically irrelevant, but not for the same reasons that you enumerate.  It just so happens that I see a lot of Christianity in our country, but not in your article.  You claim that Christian white people made this the greatest country that ever existed.  They might be white, but they are far from Christian.  They hate Blacks, they hate Latinos, they hate Homosexuals, they hate Feminists, they hate those of the political party that they oppose, they hate the unemployed, they hate unions, they hate government regulation, they hate the needy and they hate the government that takes care of those who need to be cared for, they hate their voting districts so they gerrymander them to suit themselves.  Christ was not a hater.  Christ did not give us a mission to hate, to enslave, to belittle, to abuse, to lie, to judge falsely. 

At least in OUR time, we knew and understood Valor!  Really?  What was your time?  I remember when the Nips, the Gerry’s and the Wops were on the front pages of our newspapers.  I remember when my father hired a black man and was told by the owner of the business to get rid of him, or else.  Valor.
I remember when Japanese Americans were taken off their land and imprisoned. Valor.  I remember when Medgar Evers was shot and killed.  Valor.  I remember when the Atomic Bomb ruined the lives of thousands of human beings by its after effects.  Valor.  I remember when white Christian Americans would do anything they could to not be drafted (I’m talking the 40’s).  Valor.  I remember when boys were old enough to kill and be killed but couldn’t vote.  Valor.  I could go on, but I won’t, because at my age I could fill the page with examples of “Valor” that you are blind to.  Maybe I should not pass up the chance to mention the Valor of a famous white Christian male by the name of Richard Nixon.

The next time you receive a writing full of prejudicial hatred and ignorance think twice before you press “forward.”  I recommend that you answer the original sender and tell him/her to consider whether or not what has been sent to you is of a high enough Christian quality to be sent on.  Short of that, it might be better for your soul if you did not own the sentiments of the piece right from the top and simply press “delete.”
I suggest that because I happen to be one white Catholic Christian who knows his history and his Bible and his moral doctrine and is not afraid to confront people who spread hatred and discontent through the world via the Internet.
Furthermore, as a final comment particular to this case, I for one do not believe that this is the greatest republic [small “r”] that ever existed in the history of mankind as alleged by the author of the original article.  

When you send this forward, don’t forget to mention my name.  I am not afraid to own up to what I have written here. I am not an anonymous blogger or anything like that.  
I am Paul Dion.  And you are ?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

USA ON-GOING INSANITY

"Mr. and Mrs. America from border to border, from coast to coast and all ships at sea.  Let's go to press."
[Walter Winchell]

It has been determined by the best minds in the entire country that we have all become irretrievably, invincibly, incorrigibly entrenched in our incurable insanity.  We persist in repeating the same governing behavior over and over again hoping that the more we lurch from 90 day period to 90 day period the closer we will come to solving the perennial and persistent problems that beset our existence as a nation and a people.  These problems are well known to us all...Unrest over our immigration laws and our inability or unwillingness to live by them;  our out of control budgetary situtation; our insidious "campaign contribution" bribery system; our rampant and voracious appetite for gathering private information about our citizenry;  our staunch and militant insistence that every citizen should be armed with the most lethal weapon that exists; our contentious and angry conviction that our health care system is the best in the entire world inflamed by our equally vicious attitude that it is not necessary to make it available to every citizen through a single payer arrangement; our overt rigging of the voting districts of our municipalities in order to assure victory in each and every election; our deeply ingrained conviction that we are bigger and better than any other nation in the world, in every conceivable category of human behavior, despite very clear evidence to the contrary.  I dare not continue because there isn't enough time in the next 90 day governing cycle to fix all these behaviors.  Better that we just continue arguing about debt and taxes and let the rest go to hell in a handbasket.
Lest we exercise our index finger overly much by pointing it in the direction of Washington D.C. it might be good for us to name ourselves as participants in this insanity since we are the ones who insist in electing and re-electing the denizens of that enclave over and over again in the hope of changing the outcome. 
Yes, Mr. and Mrs. America, this is global insanity. 







Friday, October 04, 2013

I'M VOTING NOW, AND HERE'S HOW

CHOOSE BETWEEN OPENING THE GATE FOR HIM AND...
   Paying the federal police
   Feeding a hungry child
   Protecting the country in case of a chemical spill
   Protecting the country by tracking the tropical storm
   Keeping the Dept. of Homeland Security fully functional
   Keeping Federal courts fully operational (they do have a backlog)
   Keeping the EEOC open
   Keeping the Import-Export bank open
   Keeping the FCC open
   Keeping the FederalElection Commission open
   Keeping the NLRA open
   Keeping the Maritime Commission open
   Keeping the Mine Safety Inspection agency open
   Keeping the Federal Trade Commission open
   Keeping the International Boundary commission open
   Keeping the NLRB open
   Keeping OSHA open and running
   Keeping the Office of Government Ethics operational (Really?)
   Keeping the Postal Service Inspector General on the job
   Keeping the USDA fully functional


   
I have noticed one thing over the last three days.  
A steady stream of Republican party, Washington DC humanoid specimens imposing a high, obstreperous, foot stamping, high pitch voice whining, sight and sound polluting infantile foot stomping behavior at the fact that they can't get their poor constituents into the very parks that they, themselves have shut down.
There are two things that twist in my craw about this. First is that none of them seems to give a damn about the financial harm that this situation is inflicting on hundreds of thousands of "simple people" in this country who have a lot more to worry about than the padlocked gate of a federal monument. I, for one have never set foot on one solitary square inch of Washington DC, and I don't consider myself to be any the worse for wear because of it.
Second.  I find myself deeply troubled by the fact that these idiots have time to take the opportunity to make news outside the gates of a park when they should be in the halls of their legislative chambers doing something about relieving the country from this cancer that they have implanted on it.  I wonder where the Democrats are at this time.  I haven't seen a one of them grandstanding for the cameras lately.  Have you?

I am very happy that these humanoid denizens from the sulphuric depths of Hades are on the bricks.  I plan to do what little I can to make them stay there for a long time. 

I have never belonged to a political party.  I have absolutely no intention of ever being identified as a member of one.  I vote in every election and I have never voted a straight ticket in 50 years.  I have decided that in the future I will never again vote for anyone.  The next two times I vote I will be voting against every single incumbent on the ticket...Every one.  Indiscriminately.  I will do that because I have decided to have some fun in my advancing age.  What the hell, we don't have a government anyway, we have a sandbox for children who want rich people to pay them and tell them what to do while they play in the sandbox.  Sometimes I wish that someone would run on the dictator ticket.  That would accomplish a few things. It would make the small government, war mongering wing nuts happy and keep the socialist democrats quiet because more than likely we would then get the single payer health care system that we need and that would really work.

For the time being, I suppose that I am going to have to suffer with our third world version of a health care system called medicare, and live in a country that has one of the most highly sophisticated legal bribery systems on the planet.

Oh, by the way, don't forget to vote against raising the debt limit.  That will really be the seed of the birth of the "Hello there, I'm Mephistophiles and I want to be your first friendly dictator.  Please vote for me."