Who the hell is in control of this world?

I am not one for organized religions based on human-constructed ideologies professed to be handed down by a supreme being.

I have faith, yes but it is not to one found in any building or any words created in the minds of humans.  It is a faith instilled in me over my lifetime by powers greater than me who allowed, perhaps even planned challenges I had to overcome to teach me the lessons I needed to learn.

“Why did “God” let this happen?”

Ever heard that phrase? I have, thousands of times. The answer I have most often heard to that question is, “God” works in mysterious ways” which is a cop-out to me.

There is nothing mysterious about God; there are only truth and logic both of which escape most of us.

Since his inauguration on January 20, 2017, a relentlessly vilified President Trump has been working very hard to rehabilitate America, yet there are those who still cry out, “God, why did you let this happen?”

My opinion is “God” did not let it happen. “God” made it happen.

Neither Russia nor any other foreign power interfered with our election – “God” did.

I believe that “God” decided it was time to remove the blinders from those who proclaimed the “liberty” of America and show them the reality. “God” chose to expose the hypocrisy of the elitists and the damage they have done.

Perhaps “God” felt it was time to demonstrate the true meanings of love, faith, and equality of all peoples in a world beset by ignorance and fear.

Whatever the reason, if people truly believe in “God” they must always remember, “God” is in control.

 

To Halal or Not

TO HALAL, OR NOT TO HALAL, THAT IS THE QUESTION.

Should one concede, add foods people need,
Should one stand strong, plant hatred’s seed?
Silly little ditty but so true.

Now, before I go on I want to make one thing clear, I am not anti any ethnic group.
Today, Sunday I went shopping at the local grocery store. I do not usually go on Sundays due to the crowds but had to get some things for dinner. As I was shopping, more like hunting I noticed something I have never consciously noticed before; overhead signs proclaims sections for “Snacks,” “Pickles, Relishes, Condiments,” “Soups,” “Kosher Foods,” “Coffee and Tea,” “Mexican Foods,” “Asian Foods.” “Baking Supplies,” and so on.. Damn near broke my neck trying to read some of them.
While cranking my neck in one aisle to find wild rice, I accidentally bumped into a young girl who had dashed out in front of me. She was a cutie with beautiful long black hair and eyes that will one day win the hearts of many men. As I regained my composure, a women’s voice called to the child from behind me. I turned to see a young lady in a hajib telling the girl to apologize to me.
I told the lady it was a much my fault as the child, so no harm was done.
As I resumed my hunt for whatever foolish thing I wanted, I started to think about an article I had read last week. It seems a recent immigrant from a predominantly Muslim country was upset about not being able to find “Halal” foods for her family.
Not being a Muslim, I was curious as what Halal is. I googled it and found Halal means permissible. Halal food is food devout Muslims are permitted to eat. The food is prepared to set standards and procedures of Islamic teaching. This is also true of Kosher food prepared in compliance with established Hebrew criteria and procedures. They are similar but different.
So, how can I, a non-Muslim, non-Jew, non-Christian tell if a packaged product is Halal or Kosher? Label – read the label, certified Halal and Kosher products each display a seal of approval from the appropriate certifying agency within that religion.
Yes, I know, I have done a simple form of a complex issue, but I am not promoting anything other than what I have learned as a non-Jew, Muslim, Christian about a topic of interest to me.
Onward to the meat section of my local grocery store where I find Kosher meats section. This one was easy to find because the signs and the Star of David frame it. I think it is cool as it celebrates diversity and honors a commitment by a particular group of people.
I checked around but did not see any Halal meat section so, out of pure curiosity, I finished shopping in this store and went to another one operated by a different company. Know what I found there? Yep, the same product signs, and a Kosher meat section, but nothing other than packaged products with Halal seals. No Halal meat section.
The fact is, I have not noticed any Halal meat sections in any of the stores I shop. Guess no Muslims shop in those stores, right? Wrong! I see Muslims shopping in all the stores I do, so what’s the problem?
I do not know the answer to that question other than to say, all the Muslims I know eat meat, maybe not pork but they do eat lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, and some others. Now that I think about it, my Jewish friends do the same! This led me to believe that the dietary requirements for Muslims may, in fact, be equally applicable to those of the Jewish dietary needs. However, it does not explain why there are not Halal meat sections in stores I shop along with Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Hindus, and a plethora of other ethnic shoppers.
Perhaps the problem lies in cost v demand? Most businesses operate on the principle.
I am not suggesting I know the answer; I am suggesting it would be great to see a Halal meat section in the same stores we all shop. If there is a cultural issue, perhaps one could separate the sections by placing all pork products in the center of the display case, then add beef on one side and chicken on the other followed by Halal and Kosher at the respective ends.
I call this inclusion, the forerunner of assimilation and the opponent of anti-culturalism.

Identity in a Global World?

Currently, the United Nations is aggressively promoting the idea of a “Global Community.” The concept is that through trade agreements, treaties and other avenues yet to be put forth, all the Earth’s nations will join as one.  The initial major stage of this agenda began with replacing the monetary systems of some countries with a standard one, the Euro. This was a giant step balked at by numerous countries who felt the loss of their currency might cause a loss of identity.

The next major stage was the forced acceptance of immigrants and refugees from Middle Eastern countries into Australia, New Zealand, and the countries of Europe and North America. This was all done without strong, unified guidelines, security and rules of assimilation and has been a total disaster. Why is it a disaster – in a word, identity?

So what is an identity? Beginning with our DNA, it is unique to each of us. It can be used to identify each of us by ethnicity, heritage, diet, health, culture and numerous other unique features make each of us unique – they are our identity.

The powers controlling the United Nations and the European Union are promoting the Globalization agenda which is robbing both the immigrants/refugees and the people of the host countries of their identity. If allowed to continue, there will be no United Globalized World; there will only be anarchy, resentment, and envy the remnants of lost identities.

 

The next stage of Globalization has already begun with the development and designation of “No Go Zones” in non-Muslim cities. Despite what many think, I do not agree these are intentionally established anti-host country areas. I believe they are attempts by refugees and immigrants to have havens where they may maintain their cultural identity. There are areas of potential problems with this such as the inability to assimilate into a new culture v the new culture accepting an alien culture, the radicalization of severe malcontents on both sides of the agenda and conflicts over common things such as proper clothing, foods, school, etc. that must be effectively addressed. The core issue may be that neither side wants to be a clone of the other side, to do so would destroy identities.

 

How do we combat the negative effects of Globalization on personal and cultural identities?

I believe the first step in combating the negative effects is to teach what true cultural diversity is and how it can positively affect all of us. This must begin in the home, where the cultural values are the strongest. Parents must teach their children the values they may gain from exposure to diversity; not just the negative aspects of an alien culture. We must lower some of our cultural shields to understand the cultures of others better, by doing so, we may come to understand and accept that which is alien in our eyes.

 

Can we accomplish this without surrendering to the entire Global Community agenda? I believe it possible once we realize the benefits, and more importantly the losses of the agenda. No one culture must be forced to surrender its identity to meet the demands of the collective and become drones of the Borg.[1]

 

 

[1] The Borg are a fictional alien race that appear as recurring antagonists in the Star Trek franchise. The Borg are a collection of species that have been turned into cybernetic organisms functioning as drones in a hive mind called the Collective, or the hive.

The Insanity of American Politics

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What has America become?

Each day, I rise, make my coffee, check my blood sugar (I am a type II diabetic), water my tomatoes and other plants, feed my birds and rabbits then sit down with a mug of coffee and read my e-mail.

Sound like you? Sound boring? I guess in a way it is, but once I get to Facebook things have a tendency to liven up.

Yes, I am a Facebook lunatic – I freely admit it. Yes, I know Facebook works against certain political agendas and for others. Yes, I understand I may only be beating my keyboard for exercise, yet there is always the hope that my words will touch someone.

American politics are at a crisis period in our evolving history. Faced with what appears to be the decay and demise of our corrupt two-party political system the average voters struggle in wonder – which might destroy tomorrow?

Tragically, we are confronted with one of the most histrionic, if not perverse choices in our long election history.Whether to vote for a female career politician accused of gross negligence, fabrications, distortion of facts and potential money laundering simply because she has an XY chromosome configuration or for a gruff, no-nonsense, predominantly factual business person who has an XX chromosome configuration?

Personally, I do my best to see both sides of the issue, but it is becoming a miserable fail for me.

Are these the best choices a country of over 300 million people has to offer us? I do not believe they are.

I believe that we, the American voter are being manipulated by career politicians and outside interests whose only agenda is POWER.

I think our two major political parties have lost every iota of common sense and loyalty their founders once hoped. I no longer feel either party has our best interests are heart.

We have been betrayed as sure as Sanders betrayed his followers.

If we wish to have our voices heard, we must cast our votes for the candidate we feel the least traitorous, not necessarily the most experience. We must choose carefully and wisely even if it goes against the grain of everything we were brainwashed to accept. We must hold true to our decision and, WE MUST ORGANIZE SO THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN.

Silence of the Jackals.

August 2016

 

Mr. Donald Trump

Republican Nominee for the Presidency of the United States of America
Dear Mr. Trump,

I have followed with interest, your rise to challenge the long-standing corrupt political parties currently in power here in America. I believe in you. I believe in your ability to take a broken country and mend it. I believe in your ability to macro-manage a complex system and, more importantly, pare it down. I believe you have the knowledge and skills to turn our economy around, rebuild our defense capabilities and return our nation to its rightful place in the world.

I also believe you are being foolish in seeing every verbal assault by the left as a challenge to your integrity. Does the wise man win by feeding the jackals?

You have been fortunate in life. You were given opportunities and challenges along with stability and love. You have won, and you have lost, but you have always come out ahead for the experience. You have shared your knowledge with your family and thousands of others in the hopes of improving their lives. I feel you have been successful.

It is time for you to share your knowledge with a nation in heavy laden by corruption, anarchy, and terrorism.

It is time for you to silence the jackals with your most powerful weapon – do not feed the jackals. Do not feed them with words, destroy them with silence!

Do not tell me what the jackals did, explain to me, the poor voter who is trying to survive on Social Security that is being given away to illegal immigrants, what will you do to help me?

Do not cater to the jackals who claim you incompetent, prove to me that you are competent to lead me, protect me and make my life better.

Do not foolishly follow the jackal’s parade of the wealthy who proclaim allegiance to a fraud. Show us those who will join you in your triumphal march to the rebuilding of America – let us know the strength of your legions, the real Americans ready to do battle against the corrupt.

Silence the jackals with your wisdom and leadership skills.

 

Papa Nyk

My Reply to Clinton

August 2016

 

Dear Ms. Clinton,

I received the election materials you sent sans my request and thought it appropriate I respond sans yours.

Since you took the time to use some of your foreign aid monies to have the materials printed and to send it via one of your underpaid (no $ 15.00 minimum in your camp) underlings to mail it, I thought it only fair I read and respond.

I must say, what I read was an incredibly well-written amalgam misrepresentations, fabrications, and deliberate deceptions designed to deceive the reader into thinking you mentally capable of leading the United States of America.

You lead an effective attack against your opponent, Mr. Trump by denigrating his indelicateness, his lack of political acumen and most importantly, to you at least, the beauty of his wife. You call him crass and vulgar for speaking his mind while you, in turn, live a fictional life where the truth is as fleeting as your youth.

What you do not do is prove to me that I can trust you enough even to allow you back in our White House, let alone the Oval Office.

Mr. Trump will be as different a president as were Reagan, Eisenhower and Washington, all men who led a nation with little or no political experience. They had a real vision, substantial followings and most importantly the will to stand against the establishment to make America Great.

You, Ms. Clinton, would be a president for a policy based on your predecessor’s failures and your own personal distorted reality. Your decisions would be centered on the demands of your foreign puppeteers. Your mistakes would be blamed on your enemies and if that didn’t work, on your employees, underlings child, and grandchildren.

I disagree with Mr. Trump’s assessment of you being “the Devil”. I refuse to give you that much talent. I think you are nothing more, nor less than a gold digging, political hack with a Fascist mentality. I believe you have sold your soul to the Devil who, as is fair, is going to collect when you lose the election, if not before.

Your history of treacheries is finally catching up with you. Hopefully, you will remain alive long enough to be arrested, tried, convicted, sentenced and sent to prison there to ponder the insanity of you.

 

PapaNyk

Dear Pseudo-President Obama

Rumor has it you have determined that the Democrat nominee to the Presidency of the United States of America in 2017 is more important than your promises and duties to America. You are a person of many firsts and, with the appropriate amount of respect, I would like to cite a ten presidential first by you.

You are the first

  1. Mulatto ever to be sworn in as President of the United States of America.
  2. President to demonstrate a complete disrespect and contempt for the Constitution of the United States of America while manipulating portions of it to fit your ideology.
  3. President to purposely endeavor to subvert our justice system by intimidation and to attempt to rewrite autocratically, our laws to forward your agenda.
  4. To totally disregard the interpretive opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States when they do not agree.
  5. President to deliver a deliberate attack and try to destroy the legacy of a heroic national icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  6. President to wage an undeclared war on our military in an apparent effort to weaken the national defenses of this country.
  7. President to purposely use your black heritage to viciously and prejudicially attack each and every law enforcement officer who has, is and will be serving all the PEOPLE of our great nation.
  8. To mandate the use of your position, and its accompanying privileges, at the expense of taxpayers, to campaign actively for and promote the nominee you feel most acceptable to replace you as President.
  9. To tacitly endorse and promote anarchist and homegrown terrorism based on alleged racial issues while deliberately ignoring black on black crime.
  10. To actively, by intent and design commit high treason against all the PEOPLE of America.