IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN?


Another school shooting, this time in florida leaving 17 dead. Of course we hear the ‘mandatory’ prayers and thoughts for the victims but when asked about needed regulations on guns- its the normal – it’s not the right time to discuss this problem.

When will it be time? How many must die before our country decides that the lives of our children are more important than the ‘right’ to own a gun? 4 school shootings since the beginning of the year and its only been 6 weeks.

My heart is broken for the parents and friends and for the families of the teachers that gave their lives to protect their students. I don’t want to hear that teachers should have guns or that gun regulations won’t prevent these tragedies as no other developed country has this happen. In fact for the countries that experienced only one incident of senseless mass shootings there were strict gun buy backs and regulations as to who can even have a gun much less a gun such as was used in florida.

Personally I think it should be harder to buy and use a gun than to drive a car. In florida its easier to buy a gun than vote….

I have no answers because in my mind there shouldn’t even have to be a discussion but instead we have those in congress that say time after time- we send our prayers and thoughts and its not the right time to talk about regulating guns.

IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN WILL IT BE TIME?

 

 

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2018


Its a new year but with many of the same problems and no end in site. We still have an idiot for president and the most corrupt administration and republican party not seen since the 20s. It would be easy to get depressed at the ongoing chaos this administration has brought to our country.

Its as if in many aspects we have gone back a 100 years with our out of control inequality of wealth and the republican party in control busy destroying as much as they can of regulations and safety net programs. Sadly it appears no one from the president down ever read history or they would know how this will end. Or maybe they have read our history but something think they are immune to the same ending.

Our only hope lies in people waking up and using their anger and depression to fight back against this all out push to destroy our country and enrich their pockets. We can’t give up and if needed we will need to take to the streets. That’s what finally happened in the 30s which is why we gained SS and child labor laws and unions and regulations to protect we the people from corporate and personal greed.

So don’t give up and keep resisting. Peace and happy new year

 

THANKSGIVING


Hi everyone and hope you had a good thanksgiving spent with family and friends. I am blessed and spent yesterday with my 2 oldest daughters and 7 of my grandchildren. As we ate dinner I couldn’t help but think of the millions in our country that not only didn’t have a bountiful spread of food but no home to spend the day in.

We live in the worlds wealthiest country and yet like any 3rd world country we have millions that are homeless and hungry and without access to medical care. How did this happen? The tax scam now going through congress is an example of how this happened and it started with Reagan and his the government is bad and rich people need more money and has only escalated through the decades until now.

If we want a country that values its most valuable resource (we the people) then we have to start with remembering that we the people are the government and we created the government to ensure that we the people and our country all have what we need to continue to be a country. We need to remember that the richest few and largest corporations only exist because of we the people and our countries infrastructure and natural resources. We need to recognize that when millions are homeless, hungry and ill and when our infrastructure is crumbling and our natural resources destroyed then our country will not continue. So get out there and be an activist for our country and for yourself and your family and most important-vote.

When people ask me what i would eliminate in our world, my answer is always to rid our world of greed.

Thank you for reading this and I sincerely hope that you will be the activist needed to save our country for the generations to come.

THE REAL TERORISTS ARE WHITE MEN WITH A GUN


In our country you are not safe even in church. A white man with a gun entered a church in texas and opened fire killing over 20 and injuring more. Already the chorus of our prayers are with you are sent from the president and lawmakers, as if that will do any good

An immigrant runs down people in NYC and all immigrants are to be stopped and the man is an animal and should get the death sentence but a white man with a gun then its just prayers. In fact the texas attorney general went on fox news and said this can all be prevented if people just carry a gun when going to church. The insanity runs deep in our government officials.

How many must die before something is done? Must we all live our lives in fear that our children will be murdered at school, that going to church can mean getting killed and no place is safe no matter where you go? Not sure about anyone else but this is not the way I want to live and my heart is as broken as our country appears to be.

Nothing of course will be done and it will be only days before another mass shooting.

NEW YORK ATTACK


Yesterday a disturbed young man rented a truck and ran down people walking on a pathway and killed several and injured several more. At least 4 that are dead were from other countries who were here to visit.

Of course our president is using this as an excuse to limit immigration and continue his agenda that all muslims are evil and we should limit all immigration. The man immigrated here in 2010 and became a legal citizen which then means he become radicalized once he was here and not before he immigrated here. He came from a country in south asia which was once part of Russia and is not one of the countries on trumps muslim banned countries but that didn’t stop him from saying this was why we need his stupid muslim ban.

The reality is that trumps hateful rhetoric is a big factor in radicalizing people like the man that used his truck as a weapon and even more hate filled rhetoric only plays in making more radical minded people.

Interesting to note that when the man in Las Vegas shot and murdered over 50 and injured 500 the white house response was it’s not proper to politicize this and gun regulations are not needed.

There are no easy solutions to end the threat of terrorism but one factor would help and that it is to stop the rhetoric of hatred – which isn’t going to happen as long as trump and his minions are in control.

LET THE SHOW BEGIN


It feels as if we should get the popcorn out and settle down to watch the show as the first indictments come out. Of course fox news and the white house are trying to divert the attention to of course Clinton and Obama as if they were president instead of trump.

Is it wrong to be happy to see this finally happening? My only hope is that all of the corrupt administration including any in congress that are involved are all caught and either jailed or relieved of duty.

I am not quite sure how or what would then happen- would we have new elections or ?

Like any good show- keep watching to see how it ends.

THIRD WORLD COUNTRY


Like any 3rd world country, our country is ruled by the very rich with the police and military at their command. The new budget being passed and the tax ‘reform’ package meant to be passed without democrat input is also just like any other 3rd world country.

Look around you and notice how our infrastructure is crumbling and the homeless and poverty is growing- just like any other 3rd world country. Over 50% of our budget goes to defense and the new budget proposed actually puts that amount up to over 60% of the budget and that is also just like a 3rd world country.

We may try kid ourselves but the evidence is all around us and the only hope we have is for people to actually acknowledge the problem and to wake up and vote while we still can.