Friday, June 24, 2016

Harry's Place and Brexit and the hypocritical Gene Zitver

The webs greatest hypocrite and laziest blogger Gene Zitver asks now what. A smarter man would understand the moment. As a charter member of the Obamarhoid Cocktail party he is part of the global elite. No person embodies the tone deaf, clueless, incompetent and imperially arrogant Obama.

We are at a point where people are fed up with aloof leaders more concerned with the opinions in their elite cocktail
Mixers than that of those of us who toil. I don't need Obama or any other figure to impose policies on me. Government
Exists to serve its constituents. There are many people in power who treat those they govern like domestic animals. Who decided all these refugees need to come here. Who threw the immigration doors wide open at a time jobs don't exist.

I don't like Trump. He is more qualified than Obama was to be President. What is he going to do send the IRS after political foes, annoy our allies and make stupid policies. Funny, Obama has allready done this and knowingly lied to
The American People about Obama Care and the Iran deal.

We saw a people fed up with rule by an out of touch elite. Some of these new parties will be much scarier than Trump. It is the first shot in a wave that wants government to serve the people, not the other wAy around. These rightist parties should be viewed individually.

The political monoculture in media, academia and on the left went too far. Government should respect the people and remember they are there to serve the people. If you want an example of arrogance listen to Obama spin why he does not mention Islam after terrorist attacks.

Without the arrogance and incompetence of Obama, you don't get Trump. Don't hold your breath for the elites to look in the mirror.

Passage of Time. A word about Dr Yeagley

Dr Yeagley was a complex and brilliant man with some dreadful ideas. In private correspondence he was warm and personable. All of us are mash of logic and off the wall stuff. What makes Yeagley tragic was he badly misunderstood
the essence of the things closest to his heart.

All of us have hang ups. He had a genuine fixation with miscegenation. He himself was the product of such a union. He
Was roughly as White as Barak Obama. In his world Black was inferior. Mixes between Blacks and anything else were evil.

I don't tell others how to live. I have certainly miscegnated plenty of times with various types. In NYC all races live and sometimes do form relationships. I really don't care how the next person defines love so long as all parties are consenting adults. This goes straight to the concept of pursuit of happiness.

After the election of Obama, he really started to become unglued. There are plenty of reasons to despise Obama on policy. It is also a fair critique to say he plays the race card too often. This is quite different than the race based stuff the Dr was writing.

From any basic reading and in private conversations the Dr was a serious Christian. He seriously embraced the teachings of Jesus and was knowledgeable. Yet for all his vast knowledge, he was very mistaken about a core concept of the faith he loved. He certainly understood that Jesus was the fulfillment of the Judaic prophecies. Accepting Jesus as your savior allows the non Jews to be part of the prophecies. The teachings of Jesus are inclusive and open to all regardless of race. It is a faith that welcomes people of all types to join and respects life.

He had a similar deep but flawed view of America. In any basic reading it is obvious he was a patriot. This was even more so in private correspondence. Yet he also seemed to miss that we are a nation of shared values and are different from most nations.

I consider Yeagley a friend who was tragically wrong about the things closest to his heart. The older I get the more perplexed I am about love. How does such a brilliant man get the essence of the things closest to his heart. Love is not logical and if it were we would have balance sheets instead of poetry. As love itself is not logical, perhaps we should not expect humans to be robots. We form our own mental blind spots that alter logic.

In the end we are all human. I hope the Dr has found salvation, grace and peace in the next world. He lived a tough life with some bad breaks. Wherever he is, he is always my friend first and foremost. The tragedy is one can likely write a similar post about me and you. It's just part of the human condition.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Real stupidity

I am not a fan of banning words. What makes this one annoying is the rather absurd inclusion of Shariah on the list.
This is such an over reaction it isn't funny. Should we also ban Talmudic law and Napoleonic code. There are plenty of legal contexts where that term comes up.

I want to point out the only word that seems to be out of the vocabulary is the dreaded N word. We should come to a time and place where calling gays the F word gets a similar treatment. Slur words have no place in the work place and Shariah is not a slur.

Sometimes political correctness is more stupid than anything else.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Clearing up some misconceptions

Okay I am now diabetic. A well meaning, but out of control relative killed the days of chips and Popeyes chicken by screaming to take multiple tests. The condition can be controlled with a bland diet and excercize. I can live miserably on that diet another 30 years. Hopefully, rather than endure life without taste I get hit by a moving vehicle or done in by a deranged junkie.

My lifestyle in some respects wasn't terrible. I despise alcohol and hate being pressured to have one. Now I can refuse firmly. I never smoked at all. I never touched or went near any illegal drugs.

Okay, I got a bad break and in time it will kill me. Most of those people who lose limbs do so from being stupid. As I despise alcohol and hate tobacco the most likely avenues for limb loss are not likely. Now I get to say no to all those people who insist I drink. Sorry, if I get kill myself better I do so with a few pieces of Popeyes than idiotic alcohol.

I saw many scary things at the hospital. Looking at heroin and pain killer addiction up close is an eye opener. Young kids strung out so bad they can't feed themselves. People with pain issues that require mind blowing doses of prescription drugs. I want to talk about the latter.

This is a real tragedy, because it turns wonderful people into a handful. My second room mate was a delightful person
With a real issue. When the pain talks, he is difficult. It is a tragedy that some injuries can cause so much pain it comes to this. It is important to understand, this still is a great person with a much greater burden than mine.

I wasn't a bad patient other than loud snoring. The staff of the hospital said they enjoyed the comedy and my personable manner. What idiot walks around in a bed sheet at 2am as Mr Philosophy. It allowed a person in pain to laugh and brought a smile to workers having a rough day.

At first I was mortified that I offended a genuine hero and good man. I was relieved to know the only issue was my snoring. Had I been placed on my side minimal issue. I was blessed to spend as much time with a genuine hero and world class guy as I did. He makes you think differently. I am slightly involved with a company that sells indestructible shirts. Throw an iced tea at it and it kicks the stain back. I wouldn't dream of wearing one, but he asked me why. I had no answer and he was right. Why shouldn't I wear one. We had a conversation about flash vs subtle. It is the old Carlo Gambino vs John Gotti manly issue. Carlo dressed and lived modestly as to avoid attention. John Gotti was a brash clothes horse. The shire may be more expensive, but they are not brash. As usual he
was correct. He is a briliant man who is steps ahead of most. Can't say how lucky I was to spend time and pick up some wisdom. On another level he appreciated my humor and was there when I got the news about diabetes. His message was you can do this and it meant a lot. He is everything I wish I were but am not. I am a world class officer, cited for my dedication, intelligence and wit. Yet I miss the poise that this man has in abundance. Poise is a wonderful thing and if I had it, I would go far.

I get back to the horrors of pain. Diabetes is bad, okay some day it will kill me. However, it isn't such a bad break
in the greater picture. Okay, I get to eat a specialized diet and a lifetime of pills. I can now be open and out of the closet about my disdain for alcohol. It's okay for you but please don't push items I hate on me. My condition will not make me difficult for others. I will not suffer anything other than boring food, but I am still me.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Home

I am out of the hospital with a nice bonus dibetes. It is in the earliest phases and can be managed. One relative kept screaming at my doctors test test. I tested multiple times and was fine. But after multiple tests I failed one. Now I have more tests and a lifetime of misery. A fatal heart attack is better than the diet.

I was lucky to share a room with an actual hero. It was my honor to learn from a distinguished professional. I wish I didn't snore so badly that he switched. I said goodbye on my way out and he was all class and honor. He is the best of our city and was modest.

The next roommate was a nice guy with pain issues. Horrible pain is a terrible thing and I am glad I avoided it. I separate what is the pain from a great person with a huge heart. How the staff did not kill me for dressing in a bedsheet and calling myself Mr Philosophy. Everyone had a great laugh including my rookie in pain. The staff enjoyed my humor. It gets people out of a bad mood and brightens a day. I passed two Priest on Father's Day and I asked if this was a message from upstairs or bingo night.

Just the same I never want to be there again.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Time to step up

It's time for the American left to donate food for Hugo's mess. Prople are hungry over orthodoxy. It is time to cease the rhetoric and feed the hungry. Let the aid be contingent on reducing the size of the military. The first business of government is to protect its people. An oversized politicized military with no foe makes no sense. Columbia would win easily if it wished. Even the saber rattling with Guyana isn't a given. The area in question lends itself to irregular warfare. A handful of Guyanese could have body bags littered all over the place. With food riots such a stupid joke could cause a real revolution.

Of course the big Chavezistas are pretending that I did not warn them that Oil is a cyclical commodity. It does not rise linearly. Marxist idiots are economic imbeciles. It's time for the left to seek help for the pest holes they imagine are paradise. It's time for all of those idiots like Renegade Eye and Troutsky to go and feed the poor. I will give Ducky a partial pass as he should send one weeks cafeteria bill in aid. He isn't as morally culpable. While
he did do some spin he did not sell out.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

A non political post

I hate the way our future looks on every level. Maybe it's because I am old but I look at the way the world changed and don't like what I see.

Employment The nature of work itself is going to be project type work moving from assignment to assignment. The days of workplace buddies over years will be like the dinosaur. For those of us working low skilled jobs wave after wave of immigrants will make many people obsolete. Even mostly skilled workers are being under cut by cheap labor.

Domestic security will be heightened even worse as Extremist Muslim attacks grow common. Jews and gay venues will require more security. This is especially sad in a Jewish perspective. The tradition of welcoming travelers and strangers is a thing of the past. This is a central part of our culture rendered dangerous in the new era. A traveler
Could wash up in any Jewish house of worship and be treated as an honored guest. In some places in my travels the community made an active effort to welcome travelers and just people who drifted in. Have we got to letters of introduction or worse in the future. Will security tighten and gay clubs be more tame and selective about who they admit entry to.

Education will it become out of reach for the vast majority of working class people. Will technology force colleges to become leaner. I am not optimistic about any candidate reforming this in a meaningful manner.

Growth I don't see anyone creating sustained growth. As the EU disintergrates and China correct itself I don't see growth any time soon. I see chaos ahead on a global level.

Sadly, I don't see our lives getting better. As jobs are more mobile notions of real communities will be a thing of yesteryear. Marriage stability and family unity are becoming rarer. Are we happier than previous generations? I don't remember my grandparents being alienated from society. They were part of communities with families and had life long friends. I remember them talking about the future with pride.

If Trump is talking about making America great is he fighting Time itself and is Hilliary just a more competent Obama
Who will not get his free passes.

I don't like the world we are evolving into. Yet I don't see a way to have the best parts of previous generations with the way our future looks to be heading.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

House of Cards

I am in the hospital because I am not healed sufficiently. The infection is not going away and I can't sleep. I am doing better but my progress is slow.

I am thinking the world as we know it is finnished. The EU is going largely because of its arrogance. From an American perspective which does not apply the whole EU and even the Obama mess is a lack of accountability and arrogance. My country has just experience the worst case of homophobic violence. The killer is quite vocal what his motivation is. My Prsident wants to rail about guns but ignore the Islamic part of this crime. Moreover, he wants to vet US Citizen gun owners extensively but waive immigrants from countries where terrorism in with no checks.

Pardon me, I don't recall lefties rationalizing Baruch Goldstein. In fact the fact you can still name him speaks to how rare this behavior is. Yes there are rare cases and Israel does prosecute them.

Meanwhile, the vast majority of gun owners are law abiding. Does Obama show gun owners any consideration, no. The Orlando Assasin was not yelling Long Live Charlton Heston. Some of us are sick of the rationalizations and the arrogant lectures. Maybe it's time folks at CAIR feel defensive. I don't want to sound harsh, but I am tired of rationalization and spin. It's time for excuses to stop and respect for others to start. It is okay to believe whatever is a spiritual crime. It is never okay to serve as Gods high executioner. For reference there are plenty of
Other crimes that call for serious punishment adultery, onanism and abortion. We have civil law, so live and let live.

The EU goes and if Trump wins Soros kills the stock market. His rhetoric speaks to zero confidence in Hilary.