Saturday, February 23, 2019

OpEd: Socialism and Common Sense




theodore M I R A L D I.


The Socialists are Coming!  


First in 1877 under the Socialist Labor Party, then AGAIN in 1901, as the Socialist Party of America. And as before, its flame of  False Hope will soon extinguish.

We have ventured into a Dark Period in American Politics, where taking sides means more than Justice, or Honor. Fueled by every Minority that harbors Hate against our nation. The Gatekeepers, enshrined in our Constitution have kept us bonded to each other as Citizens, now purposely eroded by rogue actors within the Institutions we have Trusted.

Look no further than Congress to see and hear the Cancer Eroding Unity. Words like Racist, Misogynist and Privilege, White Supremacy, Income Inequality and a host of Defaming Negatives hurled in the Halls of Government. Sorry to say, many of the loudest shrieking comes from Minority Caucuses and their Leaders.

Make No Mistake, the Obama Legacy on this Nation will be one of an Antagonist, and not the Unifying narrative many would have you believe. Ironic, the first African/American President used the same emotive distortions to elicit loyalties far beyond conventional relationships between the Branches of Government, to tear at the fabric of National Unity. The same distortions used to extort resources from Corporations and Groups while in Chicago.

The Community Dis-organizer...

Lowering standards across every Socio-Economic Group nearly accomplished Obama's flawed narrative of Fundamental Change to our Society. Rampant are the Socialists who now can freely propose the preposterous notions of failure, and not be eviscerated by the Public, or the Press.

The Left has been lying to the nation regarding the State Of The Union for decades. Obama never generated wealth in the Private Sector while increasing Public Sector employment. Think of it ... the monies spent by Public Sector workers were your Tax Dollars. The dumbest economist will testify to this. Creating wealth was dubious at best!

Obama and his Elitist Professors, Chicago Cronies, and those with subjective perceptions of Bias are the bread and butter of the disenchanted across the globe. Forcing the American Public to accept ill conceived policies to accept common known taboos, and unacceptable individual behaviors. Many based on scientific fact. This has created a Race Baiting, Victimizing Economy that profits in Lies, and Deceptions.

The farce in this is obvious, when confronted with debate in anything political, the Left makes an about-face, and takes off in their $200 Nike sneakers, Dolce & Gabbana clothes and I-Phones. It's simple, the Left and their supporters want what you have earned ... period!

It's much Cheaper to call you names and Denounce History, then to control their individual destiny.

The watered down Left will always take the path of least resistance. A cut below the rest...

Arm in Arm, Against Their Country, Against Their Neighbors.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

OpEd: Congress Crippled, UNCIVILIZED



theodore  M I R A L D I.

Barbarians at the Gate?

What will it take for the sane members left in our Government to act like Patriotic Americans, people of Honor and Duty? There has been a systemic effort by the Party of Dysfunction to turn Congress into a Cage Fight on even the most Generic Business of State.

The Radical Left, some call Progressives, are heaped in failed narratives for their own lack of basic Civics and Government. What's Progressive about promoting a system of government that takes normal hard working citizens and turns them into Slaves of the Government?

This is what the newly elected ex-bar tender, and Jew haters think must be done to destroy your success in life. Why is that?

It's what you get when a once relevant party turns to Identity Politics 24/7 to gain, or hold onto power. It has become the party of victims, those with an ax to grind. The only way they can achieve  success. It's easier to condemn others, many long gone who can't respond to the slander being used by flawed individuals telling the normal people how they must live. It would be comical, if not so destructive and mean spirited.

Never mind the pseudo ideology they profess, all of which have been failures for generations. They want us to live like them...ain't that a kick? 

They will take to the streets and disrupt whatever unity we have left blaming some perceived injustice for their personal failures. Are there no adults left? This nation is in serious trouble. You can close your eyes to it, until some pimpled face kid comes to your door asking for your gold fillings. It's happened before, or has World History been replaced with Candy Crush in your home as well?

The pre-adolescent behavior is a stark reminder of what could become of this nation. Those left behind because of dysfunctional families and sub-standard education has bred a pack of
haters and drones. Their narrative of contempt for anything remotely responsible for their own inadequacy becomes the trigger. 

Under attack are the very Founding Principles and Beliefs that created our Nation's Constitution. The safe-guards that uphold Freedom and Independence are now divisive words to its adherents, that anything outside its prescribed verbiage is a strike against Humanity. Some so incongruous to the principle of Liberty and Self Determination that the acceptance of Truth can not be tolerated.

Yelling Fire in a Crowed Theater has now become the Modus Operandi of the New Democrat Socialist Party. 

Later Comrades...

Saturday, February 9, 2019

OpEd: America's HYPHENATED Menace

From wuwm.com


theodore M I R A L D I.


America, the Home of the Free and the Brave. Where being an American was a special privilege for anyone entering through the process of Legal Immigration. The pride to be embraced by the Wealthiest and Most Successful Nation in the History of the World. Through open arms to those who wanted a better life and economic success..

And Then, Something Bad Happened...

Some-one changed the equation, limiting Cultures and Countries that have helped seed a nation of doers is slowly becoming a nation of Worldwide Welfare. The influx of Europeans adding professionals as well as workers is nearly halted. Getting here from the nations that created the backbone of exceptionalism are now under restriction while less successful populations flood our Cities and States with those who need some form of welfare just to survive. There has never in the history of the nation migration from a single group of immigrants.

One of the most egregious forms of this policy comes from the Hispanic Community. Since 1960 the Hispanic population has increased from 6.5 million to 56.5 by 2015. It is projected to grow to 107 million by 2065, according to the latest Pew Research Center projections. The foreign-born Latino population has increased to nearly 20 times its size over the past half century, from less than 1 million in 1960 to 19.4 million in 2015. On the other hand, while the U.S.-born Latino population has only increased sixfold over this time period, there are about 32 million more U.S.-born Latinos in the U.S. today (37.1 million) than there were in 1960 (5.5 million). (Pew www.pewhispanic.org)

The share of the U.S. population that is Hispanic has been steadily rising over the past half century. In 2015, Hispanics made up 17.6% of the total U.S. population, up from 3.5% in 1960. According to the latest Pew Research Center projections, the Hispanic share of the U.S. population is expected to reach 24% by 2065.

Between 1980 and 2000, immigration was the principal driver of Latino population growth as the Latino immigrant population boomed from 4.2 million to 14.1 million. Since then, however, the primary source of this growth has been U.S. births. Between 2000 and 2010, there were 9.6 million Latino births in the U.S., while the number of newly arrived immigrants was 6.5 million. The present decade is on track to repeat this pattern, with 5 million Latino births in the U.S. between 2010 and 2015, compared with just 1.9 million newly arrived Latino immigrants. 
(Source: www.pewhispanic.org).

In 2017 Hispanic Birthrates were 2 006.5 births per thousand, outpacing all other groups combined 1765.5 per thousand. (Source: www.statista.com)

The problems created by the enormous population boom is the lack of assimilation into American Culture and Society. Second generation assimilation has been stymied by the constant replacement of Hispanic speaking polulations entering the US Legally and Illegally. 

Most Illegals are here on Visa Overstays, which is the easiest way to enter and merge into the large Hispanic population. Unfortunately Illegal populations continue to live in the shadows and commit additional Illegal acts to stay under the radar such as; forged documentation.

Example:


  • Region, Continent or Race: African American, Asian American, European American, Latino American, Middle-Eastern American, Native American, or American Indian, Pacific Islands American.
  • Ethnicity or Nationality: Arab American, Armenian American, British American, Chinese American, Colombian American, English American, Filipino American, French American, German American, Greek American, Indian American, Irish American, Italian American, Japanese American, Jewish American, Korean American, Mexican American, Norwegian American, Pakistani American, Polish American, Russian American, Scottish American, Swedish American, Ukrainian American, Vietnamese American, and so on. (Source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyphenated_American)


This plays into the hands of Identity Politics to use Culture and Nationality against each other for the sole purpose of power. When in our history has a Foreign Population demanded that we speak their Language?


What's most troubling is the intersectionality creating the nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, hence Hyphenated populations. Once identified within a specific group, suppression within a socio-economic and political schema, hyphenation may work against an individuals rights.

Multi-Culturism has proven NOT to be conducive to Unity. We must be more concerned about what an individual offers their community and their willingness to be an American!


Hyphenated America has not brought us closer together, but has pushed us further apart...

Saturday, February 2, 2019

OpEd: Lilith - Mother of MODERN Women?



theodore M I R A L D I.


Apparently, I grew up in a very Special Time, especially concerning women. It was a time when Death and the loss of loved ones had some visceral meaning and drew reflection. Not so today. 


And so, I must digress.

I've watched many movies, and read numerous books about choosing the right path in one's life. The narrative that comes to mind, is of the mother having to choose her own life in order to save the life of her child. A sacrifice relegated to a different alternative, one that takes the self to a place more precious that creation.

This pseudo resemblance to some God like figure that sucks the air out of space itself to ingratiate, and perpetuate a choice solely beneficial to the self sans any social responsibility to others.

Is it Lilith fashioning the form of Life that had her banned from God's presence?

So, here's the Mythology...

Lilith is a figure in Jewish mythology, developed earliest in the Babylonian Talmud. Lilith is often envisioned as a dangerous demon of the night, who is sexually wanton, and who steals babies in the darkness. Wikipedia

Excepts from Lilith, Lady Flying in the Darkness by Rabbi Jill Hammer:

     'In the Talmud, Lilith becomes not only a spirit of darkness,but also a figure of uncontrolled sexuality. The Babylonian Talmud (Shabbat151a) says: “It is forbidden for a man to sleep alone in a house, lest Lilith get hold of him.” Lilith is said to fertilize herself with male sperm to give birth to other demons.'

     'In Genesis Rabbah, we encounter a brief midrash that claims that Adam had a first wife before Eve.'

     'When the first man, Adam, saw that he was alone, God made for him a woman like himself, from the earth.God called her name Lilith, and brought her to Adam. They immediately began to quarrel. Adam said: “You lie beneath me.” And Lilith said: “You lie beneath me! We are both equal, for both of us are from the earth.” And they would not listen to one another.'

     'Lilith has become such a popular figure that whole enterprises (like the women’s music concert Lilith Fair and the Jewish feminist journal Lilith Magazine) are named after her. Once a source of fear, Lilith has been transformed into an icon of freedom. While some disapprove of this widespread embrace of a former demon, Lilith’s rehabilitation makes sense. The frightening character of Lilith grew, in part, out of repression: repression of sexuality, repression of the free impulse in women, repression of the question “what if I left it all behind?” As modern Jews begin to ask questions about sex, freedom, and choice more directly, Lilith becomes a complex representation of our own desires.' (https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/lilith-lady-flying-in-darkness/).

One must look at this story in retrospect and understand the possibility of negative consequences of Modern Female Behaviors. The Extreme Narcissism and willingness to demand what only God can Give and Take Away.

It is no ill conceived notion that many other world cultures now look at American Culture as Decadent. The pure audacity of some of our Leaders speaking about Morality while ignoring wholesale death is nothing other than insulting in it's Nature and Intent.

Mind you, I am by no means asserting that all women have some ingrained Repression that warrants a disconnect with Universal Concepts of acceptability within individual behaviors, and their effect on society.

It does appear though, that the Light that guides us has Dimmed when there are those in our World who no longer Value Life.

Artwork: Artist Unknown