Saturday, February 25, 2012

World -- Stand by...

Syria's government is killing its own citizens. That's about the time when the government becomes illegitimate, at least according to the US Declaration of Independence: "...burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people." The rest of the world watches as relatively small towns in Syria are decimated by Bashar Al-Assad. Even so, thousands thousands are killed and thousands of families are destroyed.

In a brilliant video from France 24 Chris Dickey calmly and eloquently explains that the western countries, including and especially the US, will not intervene.

So a thought came to me--what if Israel, with all of its power and expert intelligence, took it upon itself as a humanitarian effort to relieve the people of Syria of the constant bombing and killing, and got rid of Assad on its own?  The Arabs don't even like this guy anymore, for better or for worse...

I can hear the arguments against me of how ignorant, naive, stupid, and isolated (after all here in California people are either high, oblivious, or so wrapped up in the Oscars they haven't got a clue about politics, the middle east, or anything else for that matter).

But if the US is expected to take up the gauntlet against inhumane rights and atrocities in the world, why shouldn't Israel also take a stand?  I'm sure the world community would condemn and even react against Israel trying to get rid of the Assad regime in Syria, in order to save the lives of innocent civilians. But there is talk about israel attacking Iran because of the development of nuclear weapons--and that would be just as bad a move or worse than attacking Syria. 

At least there could be a perceived positive motive in removing the government of Syria, while a pre-emptive strike against Iran would have very little to recommend it, especially in the eyes of CNN and the networks. Either way, the people of the US aren't going to care much since they mostly don't pay attention to international events or politics--most haven't even noticed the price of gas went up 25 cents over the weekend!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

All the News That Fits Shouldn't be Print

Statins don't lower mortality rates--niacin can help, flouride doesn't prevent cavities--xylitol is proven to work, vaccines are tampering with our primary immune systems causing lunges in elevations of childhood diabetes, asthma, and yes, autism spectral dysfunctions.

Banks are foreclosing on the lousy loan holders they goosed into biting at the worng hand. Slow moving DA's back east are pouncing on BofA and Wells Fargo for hazy unethical methods of screwing the little guy who wanted to own his own home.

The media makes every little sensational story about sexual deviancy and celebrity maladjustment and being held up to close judgmental scrutiny a huge ational dilemma--it's not.

Where';s the truth these days? If Israel attacks Iran because they built Nuke capable weapons does that help keep those weapons holstered? As the Republicans spout the stupidest nonsense that school children laugh about because if they said it their teachers would wonder why they were trying to be goofy, one wonders where the cooler heads are that need to prevail because in fact  there are seriously mega-desctructive weapons out there that can kill us all, and there are financial greed mongers and drug pushers who could kill us all a little more cleverly, but dead just the same.

Time for the cooler prevailing heads to speak out loudly, before they start getting squashed into a corner by some Gingrich fathead know-nothing amd makes them look like the radicals of the hippie dippy 60's.--You know, the drug-crazed free-sex nuts who thought the War in Vietnam was wrong and took so many years to gain traction because Nixon said they were commie-infiltrated and anti-American.

Is that what we are? A bunch of drugged up terrified hair-brained whacko's? The middle class that goes to work every day and makes the place run? And have to listen and watch nutball junk coming out of the mouths of policitians, CEO's, pundits claiming to have inside expert knowledge. Or are we lacking clear grounded leadership--or avoiding it. We voted for it last time around,. Time to start giving it some creedence after 4 years of seasoning. Stop believeing everything you read and expecially watch on TV.