Monday, December 31, 2018

OpEd: Testing Our LIBERTIES. FB Censoring

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Illustration: Khylin Woodrow

FRIENDS 
& READERS: 


theodore miraldi

I'm writing this Editorial to inform you about the the Culture of Corruption that is Facebook.
Users are Fleeing by the Millions!

Facebook fueled by It's Progressive Propaganda has taken a site that was meant to be a Social Network and turned into a Billion Dollar Company using Data from your Personal Profile Page. It has become One of the Richest Companies in the World at your expense.

And how do they Repay Us?

Everyone must notice how FB puts those with Conservative Viewpoints in JAIL prior to Elections.  They Censor Posts or Remove you from its platform altogether. Everyday I see seriously egregious
posts regarding Sexual Perversion, Gender Bending, Hate Speech, Rape and Murder. 

How is it then that a mere political disagreement on policy could get you BANNED with NO explanation.

I have been put in FB jail so many times since 2016 that I lost count. I was put in Jail just prior to
the Midterm Elections and twice afterward ending after Christmas. No explanation was given.

My site; theodore-miraldi.com is an OpEd page with my own thoughts and words regarding the issues we are facing in this nation. As a Boomer who fought for Equal Rights, Human Rights, Civil Rights and a former Democrat, I know just how dirty things have gotten. The wonderful people who helped me restore my life are not the Democrats of today. It's why I left the Party and became an Independent.

My site hosts no Advertising. Any expense come from my pocket. Not Facebook, Google or any other of the Tech Giants Running and yes Ruining our lives. These companies are now richer than nations. It's why they don't listen, nor adhere to sound reasonable policy...they don't have to.

My consternation with Facebook is solely about Censorship. In its absent minded way, the talent that created it, has no idea how to run it any longer. Facebook and Google are not Too Big to Fail, just Too Big to Continue! 

Facebook and Google along with its additional Sites and Services CONTROLS over 70% of Internet Use. Imagine that these 2 companies alone control nearly everything on the Internet. 

Where are the Anti-Trust Laws?

To say that its Political Bias isn't damaging our Political System is a joke. And the Democrats drone on about the Russians.

I'm asking everyone to read this and respond.

We are in a time when we can't Control, or Trust our Institutions or, Representatives. The Tyranny and Corruptions are now at its highest levels of government. 

We need to stand together and challenge those who are trying to destroy our way of life. It's ludicrous that many of the saboteurs are in our Government.

You take away my Speech and Voice, you have taken away my 

LIBERTY!

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Editorial: Is Getting Here The PRIZE?



theodore  M I R A L D I.

Getting Here should not be the Prize, yet more and more Immigrants are looking for the easy way out
of poverty by subverting U.S. Law, and living in the shadows on the Taxpayer's Dime. As a resident of a heavily populated area in New York, gaming the system has become an Art Form.

I'll shy away from individual stories of which I have many. And although my life now is devoted to helping those in need, I am never the less disappointed in some of our new neighbors who willingly disrespect and yes, bite the Hands that Feed Them.

These are not Wandering Hoards of Wildebeests looking to graze and move on. The so called migrants are being organized by elements in our own government along with others who believe this nation will be better and stronger with more poor people who can barely support themselves and their children. Mind you, Americans of all stripes have opened their hearts and wallets to the downtrodden for decades. It's what we do.

What's happening now is not the same.

We are faced with numerous historical and generational problems with our own citizen population. It is not of sound mind to empty our Treasury helping those who willingly and with intent break our Laws and disrespect the Sovereignty many have died for. 

These are not the Citizens of the Future who will take the torch of our Culture and History and make the nation better. Many of these new Law Breakers will position themselves in Static Communities that promote and profess Segregation. What you will see is these communities growing in size with few moving into integrated communities where Culture is a shared experience.

One would be remiss to think that all Immigrants, whether Legal, or not, are incapable to assimilate into the American Dream. Over 200 years of Social Progress has assimilated many different Cultures, Languages and Belief Systems into a Society that has changed the World.

So What's Different?

It is Undisputed Historical Fact, that areas Colonized by Western European Nations in large part, have been more successful. It is also a Historical Fact, that areas Colonized by Portugal and Spain remain Poor and Under-Developed.

The relationship between colonial duration and wealth reflects the effect of colonization on material living standards. Portugal and Spain's Colonization could be likened to a 'Hit & Run" mentality. Both subjugated populations for cheap labor and resources. What was left behind were demoralized people and poverty. Sounds like what's still happening in Central and South America today.

The Stain left behind by slowed development and poverty has produced populations that up to this day, do not Trust Government, or Institution, no less the Laws of other nations.

Getting here has become easy because of our lax Border Security and Political Chicanery. Those shouting for Democracy are so near sighted, that the effects of uncontrolled Immigration is beyond their understanding. They have no vision of a Future for this nation, only the relativism of the present. 

In only a few generations this mighty nation will be brought to its knees using the flawed narratives and emotional outrage being generated by those who know little about history. Everything looks plausible to an empty mind and Idle hand.

It is the Duty of Our Representatives to FIX Our Broken Immigration System NOW!!

Rewarding Law Breakers has become Acceptable by some in our government...

The future will bring little success to those who believe they have Beaten our Systems merely by Illegally Crossing our Borders, or Over-Staying Visas. The Prize is being Legal Residents and  American Citizens. 

Just Ask Those Who Have Come Before...


Monday, December 24, 2018

OpEd: Era Of SELF Importance




theodore  M I R A L D I.


A common notion these days, that I, a singular being has the power to initiate Grand Designs that effect the World and those around me, has  led the simple minded into the belief of Self Importance. There are other definitions for this ailment such as Grandiosity, Narcissism,  Egocentric, Vanity and the like.

Add to these maladies an A.I. hard-drive that supports these ill conceived Fantasies and you've entered a world of Bizarre, unconnected and mostly Illogical patterns of behaviors that cripple our abilities to correct ourselves.

Imagine, High Ranking, Elected Officials who believe in Flawed Fact Patterns and hard Data allowing your Town, City and State to be over-run by the hordes, and verbally promote a policy of healthy growth and Civil Order.

Our Nation is Devolving into Chaos because a few at the top refuse the Humility necessary to change course and demand you steer the Titanic toward the Iceberg. All the while personally insulated from the dire outcome to those they purport to serve. What form of rationality is in play here?

Are we Losing the Power to Reason? 

Reflection on John Donne's No Man Is An Island (1624) is apropo:


'No Man is an Island'

No man is an island entire of itself; every man 
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; 
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe 
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as 
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine 
own were; any man's death diminishes me, 
because I am involved in mankind. 
And therefore never send to know for whom 
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. 


We are made of this world, its Nature and Essence of Life. Yet, far too many have succumbed to fanciful minded ornamentation to embellish something that was already pure and perfect in its creation. We are No Better because of our Destructive Selves. 

If the Morality of Humanity depends solely upon Political Expediency and Power, We and our Communities will Perish upon the Ship of State now likened to the Folly of Titanic!

We are being cast into the Deep by a Corrupt System that supports itself on Lies, Intimidation and Social Engineering. We have forgotten the Promise of "What WE Can Be." Not some conflicted Political Interpretation from the Elites. 
A Lonely Life They Lead and Promote in Search of Power...

Saturday, December 22, 2018

OpEd: Era of SELF Importance




theodore  M I R A L D I.


A common notion these days, that I, a singular being has the power to initiate Grand Designs that effect the World and those around me, has  led the simple minded into the belief of Self Importance. There are other definitions for this ailment such as Grandiosity, Narcissism,  Egocentric, Vanity and the like.

Add to these maladies an A.I. hard-drive that supports these ill conceived Fantasies and you've entered a world of Bizarre, unconnected and mostly Illogical patterns of behaviors that cripple our abilities to correct ourselves.

Imagine, High Ranking, Elected Officials who believe in Flawed Fact Patterns and hard Data allowing your Town, City and State to be over-run by the hordes, and verbally promote a policy of healthy growth and Civil Order.

Our Nation is Devolving into Chaos because a few at the top refuse the Humility necessary to change course and demand you steer the Titanic toward the Iceberg. All the while personally insulated from the dire outcome to those they purport to serve. What form of rationality is in play here?

Are we Losing the Power to Reason? 

Reflection on John Donne's No Man Is An Island (1624) is apropo:


'No Man is an Island'

No man is an island entire of itself; every man 
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; 
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe 
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as 
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine 
own were; any man's death diminishes me, 
because I am involved in mankind. 
And therefore never send to know for whom 
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. 


We are made of this world, its Nature and Essence of Life. Yet, far too many have succumbed to fanciful minded ornamentation to embellish something that was already pure and perfect in its creation. We are No Better because of our Destructive Selves. 

If the Morality of Humanity depends solely upon Political Expediency and Power, We and our Communities will Perish upon the Ship of State now likened to the Folly of Titanic!

We are being cast into the Deep by a Corrupt System that supports itself on Lies, Intimidation and Social Engineering. We have forgotten the Promise of "What WE Can Be." Not some conflicted Political Interpretation from the Elites. 
A Lonely Life They Lead and Promote in Search of Power...
  

Saturday, December 15, 2018

OpEd: EVERYTHING Trump, NOTHING Trump

                                                             DonkeyHotey and Klaus Marre


theodore  M I R A L D I.

A few Simple Questions for the Hysterical Left. 

Did we have an Immigration Problem BEFORE Donald J. Trump was elected. The answer is YES!

Isn't it TRUE that the Economy was FLAT with NO Growth, burdened by Excessive Regulation written by the PREVIOUS Administration, who made it clear regarding "Fundamental Change to America'? 

Could it be TRUE that the stewardship by Obama contributed far more in his 8 years to many of the problems we are facing than Trump's 2 years?

Most reasonable people understand the math, and the results.

The party that now touts, that the Legislative Branch is Responsible for making Law, Ruled the Nation through Executive Fiat and Social Engineering. 

After the last unfulfilled promises in the Reagan Era by Democrats for Amnesty, the flood gates have been opened for the massive Invasion of Illegals living in the U.S. Washington has learned nothing from the instability caused by Migrants and Refugees flooding Europe, or the Political Backlash from European  Populations seeing their countries being Destabilized?

The Democrats run on the same absurdities in every Election, IDENTITY POLITICS, ACCUSATIONS and UNKNOWN SOURCES...

Their Midterm Success was soley the result of more than 40 Republican Retirements in Congress!

Where's the Legislation they so dearly support...in their Heads, in Newsprint, on the Air? 

Never on the floor of Congress. 

Never a compromise that moves the nation closer to Law and Order. 

The Democrats are just a bunch of Social Bullies with lots of Talking Points, nothing more! A Rag-Tag Coalition of Subculture and perceived Victims who feel the burn of Power and a Self Righteous Ambition to enforce it. They promote the protection for their Causes, and Damn the rest. 

Ask yourselves this, Was Trump serving in any Branch of Government anytime up until 2016? The blame belongs squarely on the shoulders of a Runaway Bureaucracy that cared more about Winning Elections than keeping America Safe!

The Clinton, Bush, Obama Administrations along with their Special Interests Groups and NWO Narratives forgot who is Signing the Checks.

The Unrest around the world is a direct result of Failed Domestic and Foreign Policy. From bombing Aspirin Factories, Un-necessary Middle East Wars and apologies for real successes not attributed to the last 3 Administrations. Hence Obama's Apology Tour. After all he sees this nation, not as Exceptional, but in Servitude to Despots and Kings.

Whether you like Trump's style or not, the Successes keep piling up.  Taxes, Jobs, Growth, Trade and a new Respect around the World that echos that the United States is back in the drivers seat. 

Not Iran, Russia, China and especially not the European Union without American Dollars, Manpower and Ingenuity rebuilt from scratch as a result of WW2.

We are in the throws of an Internal Coup by Rogue, Un-Elected Bureaucrats. The man many in our nation Loves to Hate is showing them up, as he did by beating all of the Elites. How unfortunate that a few at the Top are trying to Destroy us from within.

There will be nothing left for them...they are too filled with Hate to see it!

So to all of the pundits on the Progressive Left, show me some Policy, and play nice with the Adults!


Sunday, December 9, 2018

OpEd: America's HOMELESS...What About Us?

'Through the Grace of God and Perseverance, I am No Longer Homeless'...tmiraldi

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theodore  M I R A L D I.


While some within our nation are focused on migrants trying to enter our nation Illegally, finding every reason to help those less fortunate from some of the poorest and socially dysfunctional nations across the globe, the real victims of poverty are right here. Americans of every strata of the population are suffering at an alarming rate.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time count Wednesday (12/5/2018), a report that showed nearly 554,000 homeless people across the country during local tallies conducted in January. That figure is up nearly 1 percent from 2016 (US News & World Report).

As Progressives beat the drums of social justice for Foreign Populations entering 
without being processed properly while over 200,000 Americans on any given night have nowhere to sleep, little food, medical care and personal safety.


What About Us?

Anyone living in these communities affected by rampant Homelessness or, pockets of undocumented immigrants knows the daily challenges for ordinary taxpayers who just want to live in peace and prosperity.


Is it fair Public Policy that officials elected by American Citizens get to choose policies that negatively affects the well being of Taxpayers? It is common knowledge that nearly 70% of the Immigrant Population is on some form of Social Entitlement. These programs were designed to assist Americans, not Foreign Law Breakers.


The question that needs to be answered is why are Illegal Immigrants more important than American Citizens. Why is the media obsessed with people being turned back from our Borders who wish only to be put on the dole, or live in the shadows. No-one would think this could be possible, but the party of fear mongering and divisiveness. Just check the appropriate box for the free stuff.


It's laughable to hear the talking heads evoke Freedom, Democracy and the Morality of America. Maybe our morality already resides in the 22 MILLION Illegals already here. 

For all the talk about children and mothers, what about the American Families torn apart by Public systems that have failed them for decades. Is it possible that policy failures are the new benchmark to some new paradigm only the antagonists understand. Maybe a closer look at nations that are living in the state of failure be more closely examined. 

Enter the emotional arguments of those baring no fruits. The Race Baiters who have other plans for a once proud nation. Those who proclaim to 'Fundamentally' want to turn us away from our success.

A Unified World that looks more like an episode of "Star Trek" than the streets of San Francisco. 

Maybe it's time to gather our Homeless Army and march on those who promise America's Treasure to Strangers.


                                              
REBIRTH: (This poem was written at a time I was Homeless)


                              i’m never really far away from the

                              streets that taught me who I am.

                              the nights with nowhere to go,

                              no-one to call, no pillow to rest

                              my head, no blanket to warm my soul.

                              what came to mind more often than

                              one would like, were the dreams of what

                              should be, the loyalty of family, the heart

                              of forgiveness, the understanding of ones

                              spirit.

                              i’ve seen this life as a lonely experience,

                              even when the plate was full, for when our

                              star is born it stands alone in the vastness

                              of God’s universe, and its brilliance always  comes

                              from within, and its light only reaches as far

                              as its truth. And it touches only those who

                              wish to receive it as its child.

                              to nurture the essence of what is me,

                              never comes from what can easily be held,

                              or understood.


theodore miraldi


Monday, December 3, 2018

OpEd: Is It Time To Take a Stand?



theodore  M I R A L D I.

The Corruption between the Major Tech Players and Half of a Nation gone Insane has Invested in Censoring everyday Americans from having Opinions on every facet of Life! This has only become possible because of the lack of Perseverance by many of my colleagues in the Middle, who just wish to be left alone and enjoy this wonderful Gift of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! They Just Won't have It!!!

There is a Cancer in this Nation of individuals who have in Clinical Terms become Mentally ill. Thinking they are your Masters, and if you do not heel to their demands, they have the right to destroy you, no matter the cost to the Innocent caught within their Evil Web.

They Prey on your children's ability to rationalize Fact from Propaganda, and in doing so, destroy the very Freedom of Thought necessary to Organize and Fight. You have seen it many times before in Nations and Cultures that Subjugate Populations within Populations for the sake of Power. Like it, or not, this is the very essence of what is taking place in every Town, City and State in our Nation. Assimilate to their will, or be rendered Jobless, Friendless, Penniless, Homeless and without Family. Your not deserving in their minds.

Mind you, these are the same Ideologues who are driving a stake through the Heart of this Nation with Hypocrisy, Unethical, and Uncivil Behaviors. Modern Day Gods who believe only in themselves, prepared to eat their own, if necessary, to accomplish their Feeble Goals.

What Google, Facebook, Amazon and the rest give you is a False Sense of Being. Something no-one entity should ever have Control of. They are putting us all to sleep with Fancy Gadgets, Fictitious Friends, and Free Delivery. What's sad are the Millions of Americans no longer able to think for themselves, although they see themselves as Gods...