It was a tough night in "Greater Atlanta." I always start my mornings with watching the three affiliate ATL stations I get on the satelllite tv. Flipping back and forth, I figure there were four major
Now I know, from reading comments made by an elderly black lady on an English blog, that all this is the fault of white Americans. Specifically, it's the fault of white Southerners. Because 150 years ago, slavery still existed in the South , and "black families were sold", all the ills of the "black community" are my personal responsibility.
It doesn't help to hear on the news that the Ferguson city government "settled" with the family of " The Gentle Giant" for 1.7 million dollars. God Almighty! I'll bet the tax payers there are pleased.
Frankly, I'm sick of this whiny, pathetic attitude that tries to displace responsibility for their ills on to other people. I'm not going to be nice about it any more. It's not my fault they constitute approximately 13% of the U.S. population and account for 65% of the prison population. It's not my fault they commit the vast majority of violent crimes in America. Anyone can argue with the specific statistics, depending on the source, but they're all in the ball park.
It's easy enough to be "understanding" when you don't have to deal with it personally. But patience and tolerance begin to run thin when a specific group of people, regardless of who they are, start shooting up your neighborhoods or breaking into your house. Home invasions in the ATL area are so routine now, they don't even report them on the morning news unless somebody gets killed. You have to read the Atlanta paper to keep up with the "routine" problems.
People today are conditioned to think that any acknowledgement of problems in ethnic communities is "off limits." It's "racist" to imply that they are responsible for their own issues. But to be told point blank by some prissy old lady that I am responsible for those problems because of my ancestors, or that I should be ashamed of my ancestors, is more than I'm going to stand for.
And then, there's this kind of idiot prancing around out there. He's from New York. Who would have guessed?
I can't disable autoplay on this, so when the segment is over you just have to manually close it.
I'm glad we are all paying taxes so we can send weapons to "moderate Jihadist's"
In Afghanistan, we trained the Islamic fundamentalist who styled themselves the Mujaheddin, or "Holy Warriors." We gleefully provided them with weapons, suitcases of cash, and logistics support. They ran the Russians out, and we expected not to hear from them again. But we did. One of the premier Mujaheddin was Osama Ben Ladin. Another was "Mullah Omar" who founded the Taliban. Large numbers of "foreign fighters" from the Afghan War showed up in Iraq and did us a lot of damage. The Taliban is still causing us big problems today.
We don't seem to understand that Moslems will take help from us as long as they think they need it, but when their particular issue is over, we're always next to be on the receiving end of their antics. The Koran only provides three ways to deal with infidels. First, convert them to Islam. Second, make them pay a "heavy tolerance tax", and third , kill them. There's no fourth option.
Right now, we're training "moderate rebels" in Syria. Everybody knows that's a joke, but nobody is worrying about it at the present. Syrian "rebels" are either Al Qaeda proper, or affiliates if they are anti-Assad,. They are Hezbollah or affiliates if they are pro-Assad. But when the war is finally over, they will all be anti-Western.
The sole exception to this is the Kurds, who have proven to be good fighters, loyal allies, and trustworthy. But we don't do a lot for the Kurds, because the Shiite Iraqi government gets mad if we do. Frankly, I don't see what difference it makes if the Iraqis don't like it. They've already told us as soon as they get rid of ISIS, they want us out of the country, lock, stock and barrel.
Remember Obama's "Fearsome Four Hundred." He said he was going to launch a U.S. trained organization of 400 pro western "warriors" into the fray. When they finally crossed the border, there were 42 of them. They drove to the first Al Qaeda checkpoint, and turned over all their weapons, vehicles and supplies to the thugs waiting for them there. We never tried that again.
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An interesting blog.
Vicki lives in an apartment, in a city in Minnesota. She is one of the few people I know who live in an apartment , in a city, and still manages to live the self sufficient lifestyle. She likes to cook, she does a lot of canning, and she's a good example of a senior who is still preparing for "come what may" , both for herself and her extended family. I enjoy her posts, and her down to earth, common sense attitude.