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The change we never hoped for or expected
March 3, 2023
Times in America are certainly changing if not on a daily basis, almost hourly. Current reports from Brooklyn, NY indicates shop owners and business merchants are fed-up with the local administrations poor attempts at combating crime. So they are hiring private armed security firms to protect their stores and personnel from the looters and shoplifters that are now running rampant in the city due to failed reformed legal policies and the failure of the District Attorney to enforce the laws.
What this resembles is the current protocols enforced in modern day Monterrey and Mexico City. They too hire private security firms not only to protect their stores and customers while dining and shopping, but it goes even further to private business firms such as accounting offices, travel agencies, and barber shops. They hire these same firms to protect not only their business but the private individuals and their vehicles as well that are parked in the private lots while they are working. So, where have we come to?
We are a society now that is reverting back to the feudalism age and the tribalism, protecting oneself and family with the hammer, the spear or the gun whichever is available at our reach. When rulers fail to rule then time has come to elect new rulers or enforced removal of leaders. But can this country withstand an impeachment or removal from office of a sitting President? We may not have a choice but allow such actions to take place. This means of course living through, if ever so briefly, a presidency of yet another failed group of politicians.
Why has law and order been disrespected and discarded? Why has the respect of our law enforcement been disregarded and turned on its head? Simple, for decades Hollywood has portrayed and projected police officers as corrupt, bribe taking and murdering individuals. Sadly, to some extent this has been true given past events in our news, but overall it does not represent the honest hard working police officers who daily put their lives on the line when they don the uniform and go out on patrols of our streets and at our southern border. Hollywood has done this of course for high ratings and money. A lot of money has been made making executive producers, directors, and actors wealthy from these celluloid depictions.
ANTIFA and BLM members run around the country setting fires, rioting, destroying property and causing mayhem getting more air time on local and national news for their deeds of destruction than police officers doing their jobs of protection. The national crime statistics are staggering to look at and I venture not too many people take a peep or even what to know. Some figures to ponder on from the 2019 National Crime report (https://www.safehome.org):
Violent crime was at 366.7 per 100 thousand inhabitants.
Property crime was at 2,109.9 per 100 thousand inhabitants.
Violent crime for that year was down from 2018 by 1.0%. Property crime was down as well as compared to 2018 by 2.5% . In 2022 Violent crime was at 309 per 100 thousand inhabitants and Property crime was at 1,972 per 100 thousand inhabitants. Up by 12% and down by 33 % respectfully.
To finish, some thoughts to ponder on stated by individuals better than I. "The closer the collapse of an empire, the crazier its laws.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC),“Once a civilization begins to decay, it can accelerate rapidly down a steep decline into passivity, indolgence, ignorance, and violence. America is now teetering on the brink of that kind of decaying culture.” Beyond Biden (2022), pg.152, Newt Gingrich,
“When reason becomes the enemy of the common man, the common man becomes the enemy of reason.” The American Crisis (2020), pg. 35, The Atlantic
The crime rate increases, the FBI and the Director are heavily being scrutinized but the national media in its most brilliant depictions has been airing crime programs such as those titled FBI depicting their flawlessness. Understandably, there are agents within this organization that strive daily to investigate and stop criminal activity. However, all that hard work is overshadowed when the Director and even the US Attorney General are promoting political recourse against citizens and even a former president all because they do not like their political point of view. I wonder when did having a different political thought become a crime? Answer, when the US Attorney General declared all parents who stand up and protest against the false teachings and curriculum being taught to their children in schools and are declared to be domestic terrorist.
This country has many things we now need to be conscious of for if we as citizens fail to pay attention to the actions of those being elected while they are in office, then it could be too late for us reconcile the wrongs they have committed.
Final words to ponder on: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke
Thoughts from the Second
Coming to the crossroads in Life
March 3, 2023
In our journey we sometimes find that what we hoped for and planned for is not what we obtained. Eventually realizing that Life’s journey is and was a lot tougher than what we expected. As Al Pacino said in the 1992 movie, Scent of a Woman, “Without a doubt I knew the right path to take, but I did not take it for it was too damn hard.” Life has many components and elements we face and it involves more than being born, living, and then growing old and passing away. That along the way, the big influencer in each of our lives is the decisions we have to make every day.
Decisions are either hard putting influence on one’s life or easy. Hard, not so much in the present but also placing an influence in the future and that that future could be twenty years or more from the date the decision was made, or the decisions are easy which seldom they are. An easy decision is one that you decide on which shirt or blouse to be worn. A hard decision is one like deciding which mortgage rate is the best to buy that house or maybe should I take that promotion which involves moving the family to another or country. These types of decisions can and do have great impacts on one’s life for years.
Another component in the decision process, especially if the decision is hard, is how that decision made may affect and impact the other person or persons in one’s life say a spouse, significant other, and or if there are any children. We must not fear the decisions, which is easier at times than done. However, we should respect those decisions and come to the realization that Life is all about decisions for we must make decisions on everything we do every day.
A life pursuing a dream is one thing for a single person, but when there are others involved, wife and children, then the decision made can have a tremendous impact on the family unit and so the decision must be weighed heavily, reviewing the pros and cons, and determine, if possible, the strength of the relationship for if toxic it will just compound the issue. Plus, in Life, there are the external elements that can influence the decisions we must make such as a business closing or the unexpected death of a family say spouse, or such another 9-11 event.
We are not meant to know everything even though we attempt to learn all we can. Sometimes the choices we make are not our choices to make. Life is unique for everyone and it is mystery that we all should try to enjoy even if it is for a brief moment.
****An Invitation to respond***
A letter to the President of the United States of America
October 12, 2021, day 265 of the Biden Presidency
The President of the United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President,
Time has come for you and your administration to stand up and answer for your in activity in ignoring the issues that are currently facing this country that are caused by your policies since you took office ten months ago. Your refusal to act like a man and a President, borders on a dereliction of duty for the man who was elected to represent the most powerful nation in the world and to answer the questions of the people. This shows your cowardice to face the people one on one who you represent. The question we have then is why are you afraid of the people? Is it because you know you are a failure?
Your approval rating is currently sitting at 38% for all categories and sinking. Very impressive! If you do not realize it, you are doing a horrible job. Excluding your debacle departure from Afghanistan leaving Americans behind, which that you said and promised you would not do, getting Americans killed, and then leaving billions of dollars of US military equipment and supplies behind now making the Taliban better armed and more powerful than what they previously were before, you now want to open formal negotiations with a group of terrorists, are you insane? Then there are your failed domestic policies.
The economy failures, inflation, supply chain failures, the border crisis (growing worse daily), illegal mandates attempting to make citizens to act and do things that go against their individual rights and freedoms, forcing companies to fire employees against their will, medical workers being fired, police officers and fire fighters being fired, teachers being fired, now federal government employees, i.e. air traffic controllers, and airline employees being fired, the potential seizures of companies, and now the weaponizing of the DOJ and FBI while demonizing parents for standing up and protecting their children, all has the appearance of someone who wants to cause chaos and destruction. If your goal is to destroy America rather than to unify America as you stated in your inaugural address, well sir, you are doing a great job!
Allowing people to cross our border without any repercussions for their illegal actions, requiring the citizens to be vaccinated but not forcing those whom you have allowed in this country illegally offering them only the option, shows you have no caring for the citizens of this country and America is not a priority to you. These people are trespassing on private property, and they are destroying the property of private US citizens all without any concern from you. The tent cities now being constructed at the International Bridge in the Del Rio area of Texas confirms the fact you have disdain for this country. Your Vice President’s refusal to attend a border meeting with Mexico but opting out to go to a bakery in New Jersey and create a video with child actors also confirms that the problems now facing this country which this administration has caused and implemented on to the citizens of this country is of no concern to you and is not important. These are just a few of the horrifying conditions of your ten months in office. What is instore for the remaining 38 months? You, Mr. President, are killing America.
Your inability to answer for your connections with China, your son, Hunter, and his fraudulent means of utilizing his relationship with you during your time as Vice President, all show you are not a President but a shyster, stealing from the people of the United States of America and have been doing so for the fifty years you have been a politician. You answer to the people, all the people, of the United States and now time has come for you to answer up and step up and explain your actions and reasons why to the people. Your talk has been cheap and meaningless to those of us who love America. This country has never been perfect but what you have done and what you are doing is breaking down and not building up anything positive about this country. During any normal circumstance being a President, it is a difficult job but when a President creates and exasperates situations to a higher, more intense level, questions must be asked and answered by him and not just ignored by turning your back. The issues you have created are not going away, are not going to get any better but only worse if you do not cease and desist.
You have abandoned the principles of the oath of office you took on January 20, 2021. You are illegally calling for companies to form allegiances with the government under the threat of high fines and corporate takeovers and seizures of businesses. I hold you, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. acting as the 46th President of the United States of America, personally responsible for the atrocities and continuing harms you are performing on this country through the government and commented against this country and the citizens of the United States of America. Time has come to call a duck a duck. You are not immune from your actions even as a President, it is called accountability. Time has come for your accountability.
So, Mr. President, when are you going to stand up and act like the President of the United States, act like a Man, act like you give a damn, and act like the person whom you have professed yourself to be? If you cannot manage the horrible reality of the actions you have caused, you need to resign from the office of the President of the United States immediately for it is quite apparent you cannot handle the duties and requirements of the office. Turning a deaf ear, a blind eye, and your back to the country is no longer an excuse and acceptable behavior for a President of the United States and that we the citizens will not accept. To put in simple terms so that even you can understand, I call into question your loyalty to the United States of America Mr. President and the principles for which it stands.
I look forward to your response if you are man enough to do so.
Over 30 years of airline industry and life experience has been the basis for my writings. Life is one continuing voyage that must be experienced, the good as well as the bad. We are but mere images of what we hope to be so if we don't attempt to reach our potential in whatever we desire, then we face an eternity of what might have been.
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