Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Peace Crime

If the creditors of Greece allow Greeks to starve, they will have committed what amounts to a war crime in peacetime. Without a shot being fired, creditors, especially German, may be responsible for Greek deaths. Relentless austerity kills. Have successive governments in Greece been responsible economically and fiscally? Of course not, but that does not mean the Greek people should suffer for the sins of the few. I do not think Greece will have a large enough impact to bring down the world economy. I also do not want to see Greeks who had no hand in making the decisions of government suffer. I do not care whether the Greeks vote "yes" or "no" today, but only hope that either way, no one dies from want in Greece and no Greeks who trusted banks with their money have their deposits stolen to placate rapacious international bankers.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

On Being Humans

We are all fallible. Each of us has feet of clay. I have made my share of mistakes. I hope that I am judged by the totality of my actions and not just the many errors that I have made (and will continue to make). I just try to be a better person today than I was yesterday. I believe the Lord forgives much. I pray those who I have offended forgive as well.

Friday, July 3, 2015

On Humans Being

I can not imagine how I could be a member of the same species as Islamic State (IS) terrorists. They may look like human beings, but that similarity in appearance is where comparison ends. In this enlightened (or perhaps not so enlightened) day and age, how can children be crucified to death for breaking the Ramadan fast? Who could chop of the arms of a grieving mother reaching for her murdered babies? IS thugs can and did and filmed the sadistic spectacle to upload to the World Wide Web. This display is cruelty for cruelty's sake, not religious devotion. Where are the armies of the West hunting down these barbarians? Where are Western leaders marshaling the forces of good to smash this evil. The spineless Western leaders are not even using their bully pulpits to warn their citizenry that this atavism must be fought? Obama and Cameron are bloodless, soulless empty suits who sanitize the horrors inflicted by IS because they lack the will to do what it takes to defeat this mad Wahhabi jihad.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Donald Trump's Mirror

I do not plan on voting for Donald Trump in the Republican primary. Trump seems to be very full of himself. Trump is fearless in what he says, which I like. It has been reported that Trump has given donations throughout his life to Democrat politicians, which makes me doubt that he is particularly conservative. Of course, if Trump somehow secured the GOP nomination, I would vote for him over the hideous Hillary. I think Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul, or Scott Walker are better choices than Trump for the GOP Presidential nomination. It is wrong that Trump is being dropped by Macy's for speaking his mind about immigration.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Murderous Freak Show

The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly attracted more than forty million adherents. These religiously-inspired fanatics have conducted the most disgusting public relations campaign in the history of the world. These thugs love to disseminate videos of themselves slaughtering people in increasingly barbaric ways. First, they strangle a woman in a public square in Syria and film the throttling to broadcast it all over the internet. Then, they have a father insist on and participate in the stoning murder of his allegedly promiscuous daughter to be computer-cast all over the globe. After that, the IS thugs look for more and more original ways to kill and video the results to the world. The jihadists managed to capture a hapless Jordanian F-16 pilot and roasted him alive in a cage. The slick video producers of the terror state have just decided to continue a fire and water Koranic theme by drowning a group of captive men, once again on camera. These repulsive videos attract a crowd of bloodthirsty deviants to their atavistic cause. Those who want to take the world back to the seventh century have no problem using the latest technology to murder and then to broadcast those horrific acts.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What Matters Life

I just read that the Islamic State (IS) just beheaded two women accused of sorcery. The Islamic State has repeatedly employed suicide bombers, but each one only once. The carnage in Syria continues unabated with chemical weapons used allegedly by the Assad regime. Nearly forty tourists were murdered for trying to enjoy a Tunisian beach. A Frenchman went to work in the morning that same day only to be decapitated and displayed like a trophy by his employee, who it turned out is a fanatical jihadist. That same day a Shiite mosque was blown up in Kuwait by the Sunnis of IS. And on that very day, IS butchered hundreds on Kurds, including women and children. For what is alleged to be a (the) "religion of peace", it seems some Muslims do not hold life very dear.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Magicians and Engineers

The United States Supreme Court has just performed some prestidigitation in crafting their marriage and Obamacare opinions. The Court majority in both cases is determined to do feats of social engineering that have nothing to do with the US Constitution as it was written. The wizards in the majority on each case manage to twist words and in the marriage decision, invent a portion of the Fourteenth Amendment that no previous Court had ever seen. The plain meaning of language any seventh grader literate in English could understand is discarded in favor of language that simply is not in the Constitution or its amendments. The majority opinions are artfully worded to sound high-minded. Justices have actually just become a supra-legislature without ever standing for election.