Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy Wall Street....my thoughts

I have watched since the whole "Occupy Wall Street" thing started and, other than to friends at lunch, have stayed quiet about it.  Well, those that know me well know that doesn't often last.  So I started getting the itch to write again. But what to write about? How it disgusts me that these entitlement-minded dead-head beatniks are constantly yelling about "corporate greed" and "destroy capitalism"?  No, perhaps too controversial.  Maybe a firm lecture in writing about teh benefits of capitalism and the extreme disadvantages of Socialism and Communism? No, too dry.  So as I sat and thought, the images from the "occupiers" kept racing through my head, competing for space with images from Tea Party protests.  Images! One picture is worth a thousand words they say.  What if I simply allow images to tell the story?  Along with and every now and then warning or comment from me, after all, it is my blog.  So, here is my attempt to compare the two "groups".  Oddly enough, the Tea Party has been railing against some of the same overarching arguments.  Only the Tea Party groups have been derided as being racist, while you will see exactly who is racist.  Also, the Tea Party chose to work from within the structure of this great nation, not attempt to destroy it and remake it into some farcical  utopia.  But enough from me, on to the images.

CAUTION: SOME IMAGES AND VIDEOS MAY CONTAIN STRONG LANGUAGE


Let's start with the Occupy Wall Street Crowd


Notice the Hammer and Sickle...the symbol of the enemy when I was growing up


What protest would be complete without the
lovable fat guy? Shouldn't he be making another 
movie full of misleading information or anti-Christian themes? 
I wonder how much money he has donated?


"Down with corporate greed!'' Well, unless of course it is my favorite brand


 Again, more corporate greed



Ditto!



One glaring contrast you will notice between the two groups, is 
their sense of patriotism, or lack thereof.


And their lack of respect for religions, even though
the occupiers would have everyone believe they are
extremely tolerant.  They are, unless you disagree with their views.


Good 'ol Karl Marx. Swell guy wasn't he? 


More lovely religious tolerance


Antisemitism (but we're tolerant)


I am an amateur scholar of the U.S. Constitution
Oddly, I have never seen the right to a job.  They are nice to have, but not a right.


True feelings and views being revealed 


Good 'ol Bob, head of the Communist Party USA


More Antisemitism (But hey we're still tolerant)


Same old tired anti-Jewish rhetoric, from a very tolerant group


This young man wants his college paid for.  Why? He just does. Deal with it!


Oh yes, we are very tolerant


and....here is the savior of our country...relish it!

So that is just a few images and videos from the occupiers. Anyone care to ponder as to their agenda?  Oh wait, they have released a manifesto of "demands" Only one of which have anything to do with Wall Street. You will see it, it's the one dealing with corporations as "persons)

Here is the link to their manifesto: OWS Manifesto

Once you are finished with that link, check this one out: Supporting the Occupy Crowd

And now, in images, the other side.....




Real liberty....


Patriotic


Racist? not so much....




















Deeply patriotic...

So, these are just some of my thoughts in images. The images that have been comparing and contrasting in my mind.  Like I said, oddly enough, some of the things both groups agree on.  The difference is how each chooses to get there.  Through working within the fabric of this country, or destroying it through anarchy (which has no end).

Just my opinion, form your own

Monday, February 7, 2011

65 Years Later

What happened to the Radiation that was supposed to last thousands of years?

Hiroshima 1945





We all know that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed in August 1945
after the explosion of atomic bombs.
However, we know little about the progress made by the people of that land
during the past 65 years.

65 Years Later






DETROIT - 65 YEARS AFTER HIROSHIMA








What has caused more long term destruction?
· The A-bomb, or
· The U. S. Government welfare programs created to buy the votes of those who want someone to take care of them?

1% of Japanese citizens are on some type of social assistance.  Work or do without is the philosophy unless you truly can't.

Again, which has caused more damage? Is it really helping people, or just continuing a cycle of poverty and political slavery? 

 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Return To Blogging

I have been away for a while and would like to share an insight as to why I stopped blogging for such an extended amount of time. During the height of the Obama administration's madness (shoving socialist bills and laws down our throats) I was very active and very vocal. During one particularly vocal week, my wife expressed a genuine concern for my safety. She truly felt that I was being too vocal against the administration and that something would happen to me, at the very least I would be arrested for my outspoken views. Now everyone that has followed my blogs know that I have never advocated violence against anyone so it would not be for that reason. My wife doesn't follow politics much but was feeling a genuine fear for my safety.

After a hiatus and only being outspoken around like minded family and friends I came to a conclusion: I simply cannot be silent. If this country that we all love so much has or is coming to the point that voices of dissent are to be silenced then what does that say? Surely we are not yet to that point. Do I think we may one day reach that point? Unfortunately I do. Do I fear for my safety? Absolutely not! If the Country I love turns the powers that be against me then so be it. I will denounce the power grab by this administration as long as I have breath in my lungs.

Once in the great history of our nation, men of every background dared to speak out against the tyranny of a King. Some of those great men paid a high price, the ultimate price, for their beliefs in a great nation being born. I am not comparing myself to these great men in the least. But I am willing to pay that price to keep this once proud nation great.

In the words of Ronald Reagan, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." How can I look my children in the eye, the same children that I have raised as patriots, and have the knowledge that this country fell on my watch?

In closing I would like to pose another great Ronald Reagan quote: "Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith." Can you truly say the same to the generation to follow?

May God Bless you and May God Bless America.