Isaiah 45:71

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
—Isaiah 45:71

July 1, 2015

Confederate Flag by Biff Bradley

I have so much that I would like to say to you, and so many other family and friends that have jumped on this recent up swelling of fervor directed at eradicating not only the flying of the Southern/Rebel/Confederate (take your pick, or add another) flag, but even almost turning into a lynch mob mentality, the same said people being the same ones that were waving their lighters at Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Molly Hatchet, Allman Brothers, Charlie Daniels, Pure Pararie League, Marshall Tucker Band, and Dixie Dreggs, plus so, so many other Southern Band's concerts,... almost to the point that it sounds like they're going to round up all of the remaining old Southern rockers, hang them from cross shape stakes, and burn them from a giant bonfire made up of all their old albums, that are ladened with all sorts of Southern symbols, and all of the old giant Confederate flag backdrops, and all of the other Southern themed concert paraphernalia. There were a lot of blacks at the concerts that I went to. I even got to witness 3 black guys beating the hell out of 1 white guy, and not a single one of these flag waving Southern rednecks were helping the guy out, even though the whites greatly out numbered the blacks, for some reason, the flag did not send all of the whites into a blind black hating fury. I have been naive most of my life, and I still can be quite so. I was totally blind to the plight of the black people for the first 15 years of my life, mainly because my Dad was over protective, and I never saw a single black person in any cotton field that I was ever in. All I ever saw in the cotton fields was me, and a whole bunch of other white people. I grew up loving the rebel flag, not because of my parents, because I don't think that it was ever mentioned. I just developed a sense of pride in being from the South, and I've always thought that it was one of the most beautiful flags in the world. Until I got older, I didn't associate it with anything other than being proud to be from the South. I also don't believe that it is we Southerners holding on to the Old South, as much as it is the northerners have held on to a somewhat rancid smugness, that makes us hold on to the flag to remind us that we weren't always on the same side as those assholes. Also, there might be some similarities in the reaction to the flags, but making a head to head comparison of the Confederate flag to the Nazi flag, is somewhat of a stretch.

February 27, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwUXhDkNjt8

January 23, 2015

November 14, 2014

THE MORE LATER I PROMISED (UPDATED 25APR15)


THE MORE LATER I PROMISED

I DO NOT CONSIDER MYSELF AN ACADEMIC JUST SOMEONE SELF EDUCATED BY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND EXPERIENCE OF LIFE AND MY EXPLORATION OF THE NOVELS, DOCUMENTS, FILMS ETC. OF OUR TIME. I claim the title of Historian, and the accumulated facts and figures I deem reliable, form the basis of my opinions.

The League of Nations and the United Nations were and are attempts to end wars of conquest. American hands are not clean, the Indian reservations are concentration camps formed for entire nations of people, clearly as advanced as we white 'settlers' but deemed “in the way”; Hitler made the statement in “Mein Kampf” that he deemed the conquest of eastern territory was akin to the American (actually U.S.) regard for 'redskin Indians'.

A interesting video I just saw today and don't have a clue of its credence but is well made:


WAR IS A RACKET
by Major general Smedley D. Butler,  two time winner of Congressional Medal of Honor


TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT
ACT OCT. 6, 1917, CH. 106, 40 STAT. 411


EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK
"TRADING WITH THE ENEMY"
by Charles Higham  (Delacorte Press, 1983)

The Versailles Treaty may have been heavy handed but the sense of outrage at the treatment of civilians at German hands (and the record of ruthlessness in WWI  by the Wehrmacht is clear,) in the age of wire serviced newspapers, photographs, motion pictures and radio. Television and now the internet can potentially make military activities even more transparent to the public and subject to the judgement and criticisms of that same public and this is as it should be.

The hope for economic cooperation is the most important struggle that exists today, attempts to bleed the foreign people, our own fellow citizens, remains the same grave moral imperitive today as it did in Grandfather Franklin Delano Roosevelt's day; recent blogging to denigrate this titan of a man and the effect his administration had on his fellow citizens is the same left vs. right and vice vrsa horseshit that does not accept the truth of the senses, those days are over; there is no dedicated ideological movement to transform or overthrow our constitutional form we live in. Think on that. The organized movement abroad to reinstate the caliphate of former days by fractional numbers of Muslim humanity has been the danger we face today, the beheading purposely presented to the public—the plotting of terror, I have read is the tactic of the impotent. The need for understanding, respect for one another, and acceptance of difference is still important. The welfare state is over, Obamacare is run by private corporations, it is the attempt to make medical care available in a sensible nuts and bolts method instead of making the insured minority pay for the uninsured majority which bancrupted GM. Can we eliminate greed, or can we just see how we are formed and fitted together alike by nature and the almighty; is “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer” an in escapable destiny beyond human ingenuity to solve?

"Cosmic Consciousness"—by Dr. Richard Bucke

FindLaw Blotter

Law and Daily Life

Detroit Now

Detroit Now

The Detroit Blog

Rapid Growth