PATRIOT

GUARD AGAINST THE IMPOSTURES OF PRETENDED PATRIOT”…GEORGE WASHINGTON

” I AM A LENINIST, HE DID WHAT I WANT TO DO…DECONSTRUCT, TEAR DOWN THE ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM”   ( I paraphrase from Steve Bannon’s interview )

 

Is this really a patriotic way to govern our country ? I don’t think it is. Lenin believed in ‘extreme power’ to smash a path to  where he wanted go …. crushing his opponents. His ‘secret police’ started on a path that plunged the country into a famine that killed between 3 to 10 million people.

After an attempted assassination he had 10 to 15 thousand people executed . Is this the way to a democratic government ? … Lenin believe so.

Now we have a self acclaimed Leninist in the top echelon of our government. A man who ran a far, far right news site. Once claiming Obama was not born in our country sparking a series of witch hunts causing the President of the United States of America to show the American people his birth certificate.

Are YOU comfortable with this man in the ear of our President ?

Remember the quote from our very first President George Washington !!!

HEADLINES

WASHINGTON POST …JANUARY  27, 2017

TALK OF IMPORT TAX ON MEXICO SOURS RELATIONS 

TRUMP SOUGHT PARK SERVICE PROOF OF CROWD CLAIM

PRESIDENT BEGINS A PUSH TO CHANGE U.S. ROLE IN WORLD

MARCHERS CONVERGE ON GOP LAWMAKERS’ RETREAT

HILL REPUBLICANS NOT SURE HOW WALL WILL BE FUNDED

LABOR SECRETARY NOMINEE’S HEARING DELAYED FOR TARDY PAPERWORK

SCIENCE GROUPS WARY OF LIFE UNDER TRUMP

TRUMP’S QUESTIONING THE ACCURACY OF JOBS DATA HAS ECONOMISTS WORRIED

THE TROUBLE WITH THE PRESIDENT’S TWEETS 

THESE DO NOT LEAD ME TO SEE A STABLE, SMOOTH ADMINISTRATION. I SEE AN AMATEURISH, FLOUNDERING NEW GOVERNMENT. IF THEY CONTINUE TO USE THIS TECHNIQUE TO GOVERN, I BELIEVE, WE WILL BE IN A HUGE ENTANGLED MESS.

IT SEEMS TO ME PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO MANAGE THE GOVERNMENT LIKE HE MANAGED HIS COMPANY. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME. HE HAS TO REALIZE HIS WORD IS NOT THE FINAL WORD,  LIKE IT WAS IN HIS COMPANY. 

HE CAN NOT SAY ANYMORE…THIS IS MY WAY, IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, SUE ME…I’LL SEE YOU IN COURT.  WE HAVE THREE ‘  SEPARATE  ‘ , ‘ EQUAL ‘ BRANCHES OF OUR GOVERNMENT. OUR CONSTITUTIONAL CHECKS AND BALANCES AGAINST AN AUTOCRATIC PRESIDENT. OUR FOUNDING FATHERS DID NOT WANT ANOTHER KING

I TRULY HOPE HE LEARNS HIS POSITION AND STARTS TO GOVERN AS THE FOUNDING FATHERS LAID OUT.

ENEMY?

Roger Williams...artist/writer

‘ All wrong-doing arises because of mind.  If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain ? ‘

……..Buddha

‘ Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding ‘

………..Mahatma Gandhi

There has been a raging debate about Islam being a religion of peace or not.  I have been listening to and reading about this debate. With the quotes above in mind i would like to offer some incites  of mine for your consideration.

I have seen quotes posted that have quoted passages  from the Quran to show that Islam is not a religion of peace. I am sure you have seen these quotes . I will attempt to offer some quotes on the opposite side. Anyone can pick any quote to prove their view of the Quran or the Bible, but you have to consider the whole text to understand what those Books are schooling.

for example ; ……Quran…    6: 151…

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ENEMY?

‘ All wrong-doing arises because of mind.  If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain ? ‘

……..Buddha

 

‘ Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding ‘

………..Mahatma Gandhi

 

There has been a raging debate about Islam being a religion of peace or not.  I have been listening to and reading about this debate. With the quotes above in mind i would like to offer some incites  of mine for your consideration.

I have seen quotes posted that have quoted passages  from the Quran to show that Islam is not a religion of peace. I am sure you have seen these quotes . I will attempt to offer some quotes on the opposite side. Anyone can pick any quote to prove their view of the Quran or the Bible, but you have to consider the whole text to understand what those Books are schooling.

for example ; ……Quran…    6: 151 ‘ and do not kill a soul that God has sacrosanct, save lawfully. ‘ * (i.e. murder is forbidden, death penalty imposed by the state for crimes is permitted. )  Quran…   5:53  ‘whoso kills a soul, unless it be for murder or for wreaking corruption in the land, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and he who a life, it shall be as if  he had given life to all mankind. ‘   these are not calls to violence.

Islamic law teaches against warfare.  Quran 8:61  ‘ but if enemies incline towards peace, do you also incline towards peace. And trust in God ! for He is the one who hears and knows all things. ‘……Quran  2: 190  ‘fight in the way of God against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo ! God loveth not aggressors. ‘

The Prophet Muhammad….. ‘ do not be people without minds of your own, saying that if others treat them well you will treat them well, and if they do wrong you will do wrong to them. Instead, accustom yourselves to do good if people do  and not to do wrong even if they do evil. ‘

Quran 5:8  ‘ and do not let the hatred of people prevent you from being just. be just;  that is nearer to righteousness. ‘ …… Quran 5:69  ‘ surely they that believe, and those of Jewry, and the Christians, and those Sabeaans,  whoso believes in God and the Last Day, and works righteousness-their wage waits them with their Lord, and no fear shall be on them, neither shall they sorrow. ‘  The Quran promises Christians and Jews along with Muslims they if they have faith they need have no fear in the afterlife.

These, i believe, are not evil teachings or a call to kill all non-Muslims, or a call to a great -war. You must read and research BOTH sides of an issue. Know the subject,  never accept a point of view without research.

The Bible also teaches peace.  But it also has violent quotes. ….Deuteronomy 17:12  ‘ anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict  of the Holy man who represents God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged. ‘… Ezekiel 35:7-9   I will fill your mountains with the dead. Your hills, your valleys, and your streams will be filled with people slaughtered by the sword. I will make you desolate forever. Your cities will never be rebuilt. Then you will know i am God. ‘  These are not preaching’s of peace. But we know that the bible, overall, teaches love and peace.

My conclusion is that you can pick and choose words to back up your view but unless you weight the whole… you will not be able to understand the truth in these writings. You should always be compassionate, see the heart, soul of the other.  Buddha …’ what we think, we become. ‘  If you think EVIL, you will become EVIL.

i think about John Lennon’s  IMAGINE …’imagine there’s no religion …….’  But we humans need religion to sort us out. But our different views should not lead us into violence and wars !  

WHO  IS  THE  ENEMY  ?

 

TRUMP BEGINS…..

” WHOEVER IS CARELESS WITH THE TRUTH IN SMALL MATERS CANNOT BE TRUSTED WITH IMPORTANT MATTERS. “……..Albert Einstein  

 

Trump claimed that a PEW  RESEARCH  CENTER survey found that within the worlds Muslims , ” 27% percent, could be 35% , would go to war” against the U.S.

The CENTER said it did not conduct such a survey that asked that question.  Fox news’ Chris Wallace said that among the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world,” according to the best experts, think tanks around the world, they say at most, 100,000 people are fighting for jihadist causes. That’s less than – it’s a tiny fraction of 1 percent”…Fox News Sunday, March 13, 2015.

FactChect.org  states that in it’s 12 years of existence, they have never seen Trumps match in tall tales.   * ” Thousands and thousands ” of Muslims in New Jersey cheered the collapse of the towers on 9/11. He then demanded that fact-checkers apologize for exposing his claim as false. He can not admit that he is ever wrong.

Trump boasted that he ” predicted Osama bin Laden”….. nope.  In his 2000 published book he mentioned Bin Laden one time, and said nothing about his future.

Trump said he got to know Putin while the two were on CBS’ 60 Minutes’….. nope.  They were never interviewed together, they were interviewed separately and in separate countries.

Trump stated that Mexico has no birthright citizenship policy…..nope.  It does.

There are so many complete false hoods or bending the truth or selective, out of context statement. All politicians suffer from this truth malady. But my point is President Trump is , by far, tops them all.

I pray for him to be compassionate. To see that he is the CEO of the U.S. not a company. He realizes that we can not isolate ourselves from the world, we are a world community like it or not. May he go forward with careful thought !!!!

 

 

THAT TIME OF YEAR !

It is that time of year….JANUARY !  I go through this each year. The memories flood back and the nightmares begin again.

JANUARY, 30 1968 ….. I had just come out of our photo intelligence trailers that were set up on the flight line on the Tan Son Nhut Air Force base, South Vietnam. We had just completed a month long mission to gather Intel for an army regiment operating north of us. As i walked back to our billet in the warm night, i heard the nearby off base celebrations for the Vietnamese New Year. One of my buddies and i sat on the stairs, next to our living quarters. We drank beer and smoked as we talked about the intel we had just finished up. We listened to the fireworks off base.

After a while a different sound entered into the celebrations noise. We looked at each other as a jeep rushed down the road that bordered our first perimeter fence. It had a megaphone that frantically sounded that there was an attack on the base underway. 

We all rushed to put on our flak vests and helmets. Then rushed to where our M-16’s were locked up…. *we were Air Force! We went to our assigned posts and waited. The shoot-flares floated down overhead swaying, showering this weird ( almost hallucinogenic )  light across the landscape. I began to feel trapped.

Then i heard the whistle of rockets coming into the base. it seemed they were landing all around us. The unmistakable sound of M-16’s firing but we did not see anything to fire at, just the rockets and mortars landing closer and closer to us.

It all lasted until daybreak. As we walked back to turn our weapons in, we saw a rocket buried in the asphalt in front of our billet, it had not exploded. That was the beginning of attacks that would last through my tour. several of which would give me a wound and fears into my memory.

Through therapy and pharmaceuticals i have good control of my emotions …….until…  THIS  TIME OF YEAR !   

CHRISTMAS

Dr. Suess…..” MAYBE CHRISTMAS, THE GRINCH THOUGHT, DOESN’T COME FROM A STORE. “

How profound is this thought; from The Grinch ! In seven words he encapsulates the truth of Christmas’modernity. I believe a good percentage of Christian children do not understand ” THE MEANING ” of Christmas. And we adults are much to blame. We do not tell our children why we celebrate Christmas.

Christmas has become an orgy of sales and greed. We think of how to impress with gifts or what we will receive. We spend more time spending money than time thinking of the message of Christmas.

We blindly attend church evening services thinking about how the next day will turn out. I think if you’d ask those leaving the service the majority could not remember the words of the sermon.

We argue, angrily, over saying Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. There are many holidays celebrated this time of year. I believe in the spirit of Christ; love thy neighbor, the Happy Holidays is the an except able greeting. This should not promote anger in the season of love.

I implore people to remember Christ and his teachings and truly be in the spirit of this season. We celebrate the birth of Jesus by what he became. Love and Peace is what we should cloak ourselves in…….NOT  GIFTS.

May the season bless you and yours with PEACE and HAPPINESS !

 

CHANGES DUE ?

Roger Williams...artist/writer

I do certainly believe, especially after our recent national election campaign, we must consider changes to our election laws. The length of campaigns…. for a few examples, Canada has just had an unusually long campaign…..11 WEEKS !, in Mexico they passed a Law to limit the length of campaigns in 2007, in France it is 2 weeks long!, in the U.K. …..139 DAYS, and in Japan……12 DAYS !!!  Why then can’t we pass laws to bring logic and sanity to our elections?  Hell, even before Trump is sworn in there is already talk about 2020 ! …..Buddha teaches that” no one saves us but ourselves. “

Now let’s discuss the MONEY. Our system requires candidates to raise millions to just be competitive in a campaign. In other countries there is no massive advertizing. For example, Brazil, Japan and the U.K. and others do not allow candidates to buy ad time! In some…

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CHANGES DUE ?

I do certainly believe, especially after our recent national election campaign, we must consider changes to our election laws. The length of campaigns…. for a few examples, Canada has just had an unusually long campaign…..11 WEEKS !, in Mexico they passed a Law to limit the length of campaigns in 2007, in France it is 2 weeks long!, in the U.K. …..139 DAYS, and in Japan……12 DAYS !!!  Why then can’t we pass laws to bring logic and sanity to our elections?  Hell, even before Trump is sworn in there is already talk about 2020 ! …..Buddha teaches that” no one saves us but ourselves. “

Now let’s discuss the MONEY. Our system requires candidates to raise millions to just be competitive in a campaign. In other countries there is no massive advertizing. For example, Brazil, Japan and the U.K. and others do not allow candidates to buy ad time! In some other countries candidates get FREE, EQUAL, ad time. I believe it was President Carter that started us on the road we are now on in 1975 by starting his Iowa campaign early, then others followed earlier and earlier that required more and more money.

I give you some ideas based on how other countries perform……1)  Allow Election Day registration. Canada has no deadline. 13 states already allow same day registration. 2) Automatically register people. In France people are automatically registered at 18. In Sweden they register by tax registration rolls. Oregon is the first state to implement automatic registration. 3)  Shorter campaign seasons,  the DNC and RNC have already been asked to enact rules to shorten their campaigns.  4) Allow a vote for none of the above. Greece, India, Ukraine and the state of Nevada have this option now. 5) Allow ranking of candidates instead of voting for someone,  Australia, Ireland, India do this. 6) REQUIRE people to vote. More than 22 countries have the requirement now. 7) Election day held on a weekend. Australia, Greece,  Brazil have this in place already. 8) Allow week long voting. We must increase the percentage of voters !

LENGTH OF, MONEY IN, ADVERTISING FOR, THE TURN OUT all must be fixed….. sooner than later.

Roger