Location: East Liverpool, Ohio

I am a Liberal and a Socialist, a Democrat only because there is no one else to vote for. My religious beliefs, Think Herbert W. Armstrong.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Is Venezuela our next huge mistake?

Hugo Chavez might never be our ally, but there was a good chance he would have been our friend. Instead we have an administration who will not accept anything that does follow their one narrow road. With them it is 'my way or the highway'. We have two governments with two sets of ideas, but all we have done is threaten him and call him names.
The rest of this is about our other mistakes in the last century.
Oh, you are one of those blame America people. Well, I say bull, and a lot more, to that. This is historical fact, just look it up for yourselves.

You remember WWII or you at least saw a movie about it. Before the war the area known as Indo China was controlled by the French and Dutch. They pulled their people out to fight the war. During these years the people of Indo China found out that they could get along without their foreign overseers. One of their leaders known as Ho Chi Minh. He pleaded with the US, you can blame Truman for this. He said he wanted to be our friend. The Dutch and French owed the US a great debt and it would be nice for us to tell them not to try and retake the lands in Indo China. We told him to, well it wasn't nice what we told him. He turned to Josef Stalin and asked him to be his friend. The Soviets didn't think twice and we paid for our mistake with over 50,000 dead Americans.
Now we move forward to the early 1950s. The government of what we now call Iran was an elected parliamentary government, like Englands. They voted for members of Parliament who elect a Pmime Minister.
Their PM was Mohammad Mosaddeq who opposed outside intervention and wanted the oil companies to do more to help the Iranian people. Screw with oil profits and you are gone. His government was overthrown by our CIA, and replaced with the brutal Shah. The Shah was happy to let others control the country as long as they lavished gifts on him. He was replaced in the Iranian Revolution, and we have had 30 years of problems with them.
Then we go to the late 1950s to a small island nation called Cuba. It was a perfect example of what Grover Norquist wants America to become. The wealthy elite owned the whole country and the population was mere peasants to be used and abused as they saw fit. So this guy named Fidel Castro overthrows the government. He asks the US to help him rebuild the nation. Again, he didn't agree with us 100% so he was ignored. So Fidel turns to the Soviets who were more than happy to help him. Up until that point Fidel wasn't a communist. And for whatever reason Cuba is still a thorn in our sides. I can only hope that President Obama can solve this problem.
Finally, I don't know the exact years, there was a wealthy Saudi Prince named Osama bin laden. His sense of country and his religion was offended by US bases in Saudi Arabia. We all know the story of Osama if he is even still alive. But what are we doing now? We have plans for huge military bases in Iraq so we can offend another whole generation of Osamas. In the future when they are attacking America or our interests we will only say that we can't figure out why these meanies don't like us.

Terrorists attacks in India

I am not adding any links, it is all over the media.
It should make you wonder about more terrorists attacks in America. It is not a matter of if, but a matter of when. 2009 seems like a likely target date. The first WTC attack happened in Clintons first year. The second attack happened in Bushs first year.
This will give us many questions, and I will discuss two of them.
First, do we go after the people who actually did it, or satisfy ourselves with with the death and destruction of people who only look like them? One would think the answer is obvious, but we have too many people in this nation who do not see it that way.
Second, do we try to solve the problems or are we satisfied with the status quo? Again, the answer seems to be obvious, but there are billions of dollars to be made in the war on terror. People will see thousands of dead, including Americans, as a small price to pay for their lust for greed.

There is an old saying(I don't know where it came from) The most dangerous enemy you can face is somebody who has nothing left to loose. Many will gladly say that the problem comes from race or religion. It actually comes from wealth and poverty. The poorest half of all the people in the world, about 3 billion people, control only a little over 1% of the worlds wealth.That has to change. If we could increase it to just 5% we could solve many problems.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The rich did get richer

At the expense of all of America. The last republican president was Gerald Ford. I don't know what I would call Reagan,Bush,Bush and Bushwannabe McCain, but I would not put it in writing.
1980 was the year of the Reagan revulsion. That year the richest 1% got 8% of total American pay. Last year the richest 1% got 23% of the total American pay. The last time they got over 20% was 1928, just before the stockmarket crash. Guess what folks, now we have another crash.


Saturday, November 08, 2008

Be thankful for George W Napolean

One of the great events that happened for this nation happened a little over 200 years ago(1803). It was called the Louisiana Purchace. Our nation just about doubled in size overnight. The best thing was that we didn't have to fight a war for it, we got it for nothing but money. Sure things weren't perfect, we then had to drive the Native-Americans off of their own land.

Think about the reason we were able to purchase the land. Napolean the child king, wanted a vast military with constant wars and occupations. Well, for this he needed money and lots of it. He did not care about what would be best for his people.

Now we have our own child king and his cohorts.They are willing to sell out this nation to China to raise money so he can be a war president. His reign of errors may be coming to an end, but we will feel the effects of it for decades to come.

Congratulations to President Barack Obama

I have to admit that I voted for Hillary in the primaries. She would have made a great president as will Mr Obama.
I did have two issues with Barack Obama, but not like those that the white wing trolls polluted the web with.
He is too nice a person and may go out of his way to prove that he is a centerist. Not that it is always bad, it is just not always good either. It depends on the specific issue.
These are the same two issues I had with Jimmy Carter. Over thirty years ago the republicans gave me an alternative to vote for, they didn't this time. As a life long democrat, I had no problem voting for Gerald Ford.
I was right too, Jimmy was too nice of a person to be president.

Many decades after his death, you can see the lyrics that Woody Guthrie wrote. It should go well with the new America.

This land is your land This land is my land From California to the New York island; From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and Me.
As I was walking that ribbon of highway, I saw above me that endless skyway: I saw below me that golden valley: This land was made for you and me.
I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts; And all around me a voice was sounding: This land was made for you and me.
When the sun came shining, and I was strolling, And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling, A voice was chanting and the fog was lifting: This land was made for you and me.
This land is your land This land is my land From California to the New York island; From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and Me.