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THE GIFT OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY IS FOR PEOPLE NOT CORPORATIONS. 

We have all heard a story that begins like this: “When they came for the Jews, I stood silent, When they came for the Gypsy’s, I said nothing, Now their coming for me; who will stand up for me?”

In very few words this historical reminder of Germany’s greatest failure, reminds us of a similar experience and one of the reasons our founding fathers formed America. Our nation was to be a cohesive nation made strong, not weak, by our differences! We would respect the minorities and treat them as equals. We chose to do this for selfish reasons as well as idealistic ones. One of these selfish being our own protection, as the German story reminds us. Of course we, in our great experiment with democracy, have learned of many more reasons to be diverse.

In the poem, “I hear America Singing,” by Walt Whitman, we discover some of the magic that professional diversity affords us. Each industrious worker is seen doing his job. As Americans we should remember the different nations that joined us each bringing their unique skill. This is the key to our longevity and what has made us greater than any other nation on Earth!

Since I was a little kid, I heard stories of the Mohawks who helped build skyscrapers. In 1886, a Canadian company, building a bridge over the St. Lawrence river discovered the Mohawk’s fearless nature, when they hired them to help build the bridge. The Mohawks climbed steel like it was second nature. When a span collapsed killing 30 of their tribesmen, they came in greater numbers seeing it as a challenge not a failure.

About half of the 19th century Italian immigrants were laborers, compared to 1/3 of the Irish and Germans. Contracted out by professional labor brokers known as “Padrones” they dug tunnels, built bridges, laid tracks and helped build skyscrapers. In Chicago over 90% of the steel workers were Italians.

Each nation brought its skills and the blessings of its unique gene pool and culture. The Jews became lawyers, doctors and business owners. The Irish made our cities safe as, policemen, firemen and other city workers. The list goes on and on…

But back to the story of “When they came for the Jews…” President Eisenhower warned us to beware of the “Military Industrial Complex.” He was warning us of the dangerous political influence that corporate America had discovered was within its grasp. He was warning us that we needed to stay true to our principles by keeping the values of our founding fathers, our Judeo-Christian values.

Now nearly a quarter of a century back, corporate America was noting that it could not balance its books, when it kept its contractual obligations to its employees. For example, GM had promised to be the healthcare “god” to its workers and this expenditure was now causing them to pass along too much of this financial burden to car buyers. Many corporations were guilty of this as well, as in promising retirement plans they could not afford later. Our Government was one of the very worst of those in promising both to its employees and then passing along this unearned expense to taxpayers.

In the Clinton era, an unholy alliance was forming. Corporate money for elections, if you take the burden off the corporate books and put it on the taxpayers! Hillary could now smell election victory as the first female president; all she needed was healthcare reform.

Government should be about doing the right thing for the people but, it has become about getting re-elected and serving whatever master has the most money. This it turns out, is the corporate alliance that Ike warned us about. As a result, the medical profession, then made of loosely knit organizations of individual entrepreneurs became their target. The real issues of health care reform and efficiency were never tackled because it dealt with death and dying. Death and dying means dealing with religious values as well as philosophical ones, which are hard to face and too easy to skirt. A huge majority of healthcare expenses comes from what we call “heroic” efforts to keep the sick, dying, very old alive. This effort often ends in their suffering a degrading death at the hands of too many technicians and doctors. Witness to this is in the form of the ever growing number of Living Wills, Do Not Resuscitate Agreements and Health Care Proxys.

The doctors of America were the ideal target for corporate savings; they were small business owners and had no unions to defend them.. Over the next quarter century doctors were then bled into bankruptcy. As a result, individual doctors, practicing privately, are now a rarity. Doctor’s incomes have dropped so significantly, thanks to corporate run managed care, that the majority of doctors are part time mom’s or foreigners from impoverished nations such as India (not to say the Indians are not excellent doctors).

In every song we need a refrain that repeats, so here it comes again. “When they came for the Jews…” Are you beginning to see that pattern of history?

The corporations next discovered that they could make more money if they hired foreigners from third world nations and yet still claimed to be American companies. They claimed to be American companies to keep all the benefits of your paying for their defense with your life should they be threatened. Of course your life would not matter as they fired you and hired the workers overseas. Oh yes, they would bribe you with the short sighted benefit of low cost Chinese products,  until your bank account ran out. Soon you and your neighbors lost their jobs and were forced into low paying service jobs at Home Depot or Walmart to sell the foreign products that were putting you out of work.

More recently the government has decided that the taxpayers should pay for corporate failures by being obligated to pay for corporate financial losses and fraud.

Lets try the refrain again with a little update, “When they came for the Doctors, I stood silent, When they came for the blue collar workers, I said nothing, Now they are coming for me; who will stand up for me?”

When you laugh at the disorganized rag tag protestors of “Wall Street.” Remember you are part of America and their concerns are in many ways yours. If you are an aging Hippy or a proud Viet Nam era vet note that you are not dead yet. America is not dead yet. America gains its power from diversity not homogeneity. Before they take America, take it back! Overcome the illusions of disagreement and remember that we are all in this together and for Each Other. Corporations and Governments are soul-less institutions that have taken over the rights of God’s children.  Trump promised to bring business back to America to employ Americans and he promised to keep the influence of government for the people, by the people and of the people (not corporate bribes to congressmen).  Let’s see that Trump keeps his promises and not let the media divide Americans.

I believe our founding fathers would organize against the corporatocracy that has taken over America, what about you?  Hold Trump to his promises and stay united for all.

…Janr Ssor

 

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Make All America Great Again!

libertystatueI hear America singing,” by Walt Whitman,  reminds us of the teamwork of many professions who, free to dream and earn the rewards of their work, made America not only great but possible!

The sovereignty of America’s people, not government, is the living body of our Nation!

Religious freedom for all, is not a restriction, it is the foundation of our ethics!

We build borders that welcome new brothers, but protect our national vision!

Diversity, not homogeneity, is the pillar of our strength!

Positive Thinking, not fear should be our motivation!

To make America “great again” requires keeping these dreams alive, it is not to dream the impossible dream but to live the possible dream, one so big that it draws people to us from every nation, one so big that it seems impossible.

The foundation our civilization is the acceptance of the diversity of those who choose to share our common values and ethics.  Every time we give away a piece of of our values we become more like where  people have come running from not where they want to go to! Compromise never feels just, it is just the way to go. The sovereignty of our people is not a flowing river to divert, it is a castle with walls to be defended!

Attributed to our Lady of the Harbor is the  quote from Emma Lazarus’ sonnet, New Colossus: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Let’s make America great again, by being the American’s John F. Kennedy inspired, those who landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago.  Lets make it a nation of sovereign people, and take it back from the Corporatocracy,  Eisenhower warned us about!

I doubt any of us was thrilled with Trump or Hillary, but Trump held the molotov cocktails to throw at The Corporatocracy that is dominating America, at the Wall Street, who stole your retirement and paid no penalty and at those who would change our values to please a radical Islam, rather than welcome our Islamic brothers who choose to become Americans.

Make America Great Again, by not giving up our sovereignty!

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They Both Have Their Finger On The Button, With The Agreement Of Congress! – You Can Still Save America!

   A day before election the most important issue in the news is now out!  Corruption from the president’s office down to congress and corporate America allows the next president, no matter who it is, to destroy the world as we know it. Everyone’s greatest fear, whether democrat or republican is true, there is a finger on the button!

firebird  To understand how this incredible power to nuke our world with just one button came about takes a very short review of a few issues that has affected every American over the last 20 years and come to a climax today. Stick with me… in just a few seconds you will see the picture and we can still stop it!  Look for the one magic word. You will find it!

  1. Big Business too over small business  by creating Big chains (because it go citizens supposedly cheaper products)
  2. Big box stores took over everything else (lowering product costs, even if it came from China)
  3. Factories big and small were closed (everything moved to Mexico and China)
  4. The failure of big auto companies (too big to fail) took your life savings in gov debt to fix them.
  5. The big  banks gave out loans to anyone (without income checks), because they were too big to fail and the gov just stole more of your money to fix them (FDIC).
  6. The big investment houses created fake “instruments”  for investment and hid the already bankrupt investments in it (bad real estate etc). They were to big to fail in 2008. The gov took all your retirement money, homes, investments and even put your children in debt for the future, to pay of these “Investment Bankers” and “Hedge Funds”  who were too big to fail.
  7. The big military started one war after another and killed your children in the names of creating world peace.  The death of your children funded this venture (what else to use when you are bankrupt and they cannot steal the house you lost?).
  8. Big gov took over health care, to cut the costs to big business but you the little guy got to pay higher premiums etc… next year guaranteed double digit increases.
  9. The Big Military Industrial complex took away one of our greatest technology achievements, the space shuttle, and paid Russia to shuttle food supplies and astronauts to the International space station.

  The truth is in the word BIG.  With Big (money)  controlling all of our gov decisions pushing the button is easy to do. You have no voice!   Big business is no longer physically in America (only in name).  Destroy America in any kind of war that they don’t even lose their employees (their manufacturing employees are in Mexico, Taiwan and China).

  Your one more day of power:  With corruption on this scale normally people would revolt as we did in 1776!  On the other hand you have a chance tomorrow morning to revolt against tyranny, and what we counted above is just a small part of it.  You can vote for either candidate and neither is anyone we would be proud of; however, there is one candidate who as Michael Moore called it, is a Molotov Cocktail thrown at the elite that have robbed us of our future. (Yes we know, the clip from his youtube talk is out of context).

  Before anyone pushes the button and destroys America, push the button and save it! Vote for a candidate who said he would put a 35% tax on Ford if they moved jobs to Mexico. We need a molotov cocktail who represents all of us little people who have been oppressed, robbed and had our children die in wars we did not support!  Don’t vote for another corrupt politician who can help press the button that is killing America. Vote for a peaceful revolution!  Throw the molotov cocktail at congress, the white house and big business!  Vote for Trump (even if you don’t love him as none of us do!).

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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN FREEDOM’ DREAM? NOT LATELY? LET ME SHARE IT WITH YOU!

spaceshuttleatlantis-launch-01What was it in the distance; hard to see on this overcast day? It looked like a cigar with a pencil strapped to it; but, it was in fact the result of millions of years of mankind’s dreams, America’s unified pride and the results of individual freedom to achieve our dreams! As the sun came up from behind the clouds and lit the landscape the view shifted.

Joe stood near the water’s edge and observed this now gleaming pencil like object, pointing skyward, a half mile away across the intercostal. At that distant point in Canaveral it was T minus 30 seconds and the tension was building in the crowd of thousands. These people, like Joe, stood in the now hot florida sun, several deep from the road, waiting the experience of a lifetime. Hand held transistor radios reported from every direction weather and launch status in a cacophony much like standing in flock of excited seagulls.

Joe watched intently as the distant gantry rolled back and misty plumes of gas flared skyward from the dangling hoses. T Minus 5 seconds and crowd began to cheer! Then Zero hour and the flames erupted like a newborn sun beneath the ship. The very Earth below Joe’s feet began to vibrate but it was hard to tell if it was the thundering giant a half mile away or the crowds screaming, cheering and jumping up and down with excitement. Joe was sure it was both.

The niagara like cascade of water, cooling the launch pad, created clouds of steam so huge as to engulf and rise above, the now snail like ascent, of our dreams creation in its caressing arms. Then as if on cue, the huge rocket accelerated skyward to the awe of Joe and millions lost in their screams of joy and visions of America’s future. ……………. It was then we Knew America Was Great!

It was before the corruption of congress, the executive office and bribes from Industry, sucked the spirit, dreams, hope and financial strength out of Americans.  It was before the creation of the corporate cronyism that now rules America.

Freedom entails risks!  I for one will vote For Change! We cannot afford to go on with the corruption that Hillary is financed by!

How To Choose The Next President!

TheDevilThe Devil you know or the Black Door?  

There is a story of an executioner who offered his condemned prisoners a special option! He was required, by law, to feed a condemned man a great breakfast after giving him a comfortable night on a good bed, the day before he was to die.

After breakfast the man was taken to a room where the executioner sat behind a large formidable desk as the man stood in front of him. On left side of the desk was an open door through which the condemned man could clearly see the armed soldiers ready to shoot him dead.  On the right side was a black door with a heavy metal bolt.

bolted.door.jpgThe executioner told the man that he had two choices. One was to stand before the firing squad and die quickly or two to go through the black door which would be bolted behind him and never opened again for him, no matter what.

All the condemned men chose to die at the hands of the firing squad.  In reality, behind the bolted door was the street and total freedom, that none ever lived to see!  However, people would always choose the devil they did know rather than the future they were unsure of.

In the coming election there are two real candidates, as Bernie is too old and too socialistic to make it,  even though he likely means well.

Between Hillary and Trump stand the two doors.  Hillary is obviously a Washington insider who has played and knows the ropes.  Hillary is a corrupt as the rest of our congressmen. Hillary has been paid huge sums by corporate America to speak for them and is in their pocket financially.  This is the same for all the wealthy politicians who are equally on the “take.”  Hillary has a record of disrespect for the law, as do many lawyers who feel it is only for us commoners. Hillary is a power broker who has connections and the inevitable entanglements it requires. Hillary is the known outcome we are familiar with. She has the power to get things done in a way we expect (but do we still want the same?).

Trump is an unknown.  Trump will obviously shake up the establishment.  He promises change and potentially freedom from an era of the Corporatocracy, that has taken over America.  He promises term limits that scares the hell out of congressmen, who have never had another job.  He promises change that we cannot predict and his style itself is unpredictable.

Hillary is the known evil we fear, but think we can live with. Trump is the black door that is so unknown it scares people who want a predictable life, even if it means their death.  Trump freedomdoes not scare me, Hillary does!

If you are a communist,  you want someone to “take care of you” from cradle to grave. If you are an American with pride, you are willing to take a challenge and overcome obstacles that an exciting future might offer!   Why chose death over life?  It’s taking a challenge that made America Great! We can do it again!