Benefits Of Minority Status A Draw For Many Immigrants

I wonder if Spanish speaking people claimed minority status in their countries and Islands of origin, when they or their families lived there? The Spanish speaking people from Mexico, Central America, South America who come to America, did they also claim minority status in the countries they left? Did current black African immigrants claim minorityContinue reading “Benefits Of Minority Status A Draw For Many Immigrants”

One Land One People One Language

ONE LAND ONE PEOPLE? ONE WORLD. ONE LANGUAGE? The British use a lazy form of English. When I watch British films I use subtitles. I can’t understand what they’re saying and it’s not only me, Steve can’t either. Our own language has become foreign language to us.  Why do they give everyone and everything nicknames?Continue reading “One Land One People One Language”

A Few Transgender Questions

TRANSGENDER QUESTIONS. Using an outwardly female as an example: If a man is trapped inside a woman’s body and then takes male hormones to become more like a man, what happens to the brain that told the body it didn’t fit the gender it looked like? Do hormones change the perception of one’s body alongContinue reading “A Few Transgender Questions”

Ethnic Revenge

You kick my people; I kick your people. You respect my people; I respect your people. “The adjective ethnic relates to large groups of people who have certain racial, cultural, religious, or other traits in common.” vocabulary.com Someone in Hollywood long ago came up with a rule for entertainment that generalized to all societies, givenContinue reading “Ethnic Revenge”

If We Always Hurt The Ones We Love…

“You always hurt the ones you love”, I heard grown ups say while I was growing in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s – yeah it took me a while. Actually, truth be told I was born grown up, I just didn’t know it, so I kept growing thinking that’s what I was supposed to do. AlthoughContinue reading “If We Always Hurt The Ones We Love…”

The Giver Of The Gift

People who want to be asked as a precondition want something in return – usually, not always. Governments use it when another government is in trouble. “All they have to do is ask” means you’ll either be perceived as begging or if helped with the problem the giver of the gift will expect compensation ofContinue reading “The Giver Of The Gift”

Once Outside The Law

Once you live outside the law and there are enough of you doing the same, a country within a country is formed, not a culture existing among many cultures. Isolation is the cause. Once outside the law it becomes easier and acceptable to commit other crimes, using as justification their illegal status. It just feelsContinue reading “Once Outside The Law”

People In Wasteland

Money doesn’t make you smart, neither do good looks or fame. Some of the most ignorant people are rich, famous and easy to look at. Till they open their mouths, and I wonder how they got that way. What a waste. People In Wasteland – barren – devoid of substance – shallow.  

The Hand Analogy

My hands look the same. One is right, one is left. Although they look the same, they don’t act the same and they both can’t perform the same functions equally well. They are not equally proficient. One is dominant and the other functions in a more supportive role. You hold a piece of fabric withContinue reading “The Hand Analogy”

The Smart vs Dumb Tactic

If I’m smart, that doesn’t make you dumb. If you’re smart, it doesn’t make me dumb. Why do people do that, looking for attention, oh you think you’re so smart, I must be the dumb one? Why does there have to be a dumb one? You’re not the only smart one in the room orContinue reading “The Smart vs Dumb Tactic”

Slavery Is Slavery

Somehow when we say modern slavery rather than slavery, it takes the sting away from the horror and the condition. The same is so when we refer to slavery-like practices instead of calling it what it is – slavery. I’m wondering why we do this? Some slavery is worse than other slavery? Or some peopleContinue reading “Slavery Is Slavery”

Chopsticks vs forks/knives/spoons

The fact that many Asian countries still use chopsticks when more efficient eating utensils are widely available, tells you a lot about the mind-set of the populace of those respective countries. Slow to change old ways – even when they’re no longer efficient. I wonder how long it will take to convert? A scary thought.Continue reading “Chopsticks vs forks/knives/spoons”

To CIA Hollywood

The world has seen enough of gruesome acts of torture and slaughter – human against human – on television to last the world many life times. What you wanted to make acceptable to the human psyche via film, so that you could continue torturing backfired. It is well-documented and common knowledge that humans copy behavior.Continue reading “To CIA Hollywood”

OCCUPATION

Gross, disproportionate, profound suffering always exist under conditions of occupation. Poles – Auschwitz Concentration Camp Soviet Red Army liberated camp 27 January 1945 I wonder how long it would have taken Hitler and the Jews to reach an amicable, mutually beneficial settlement agreement had the world not intervened to stop the horror? Now that theContinue reading “OCCUPATION”

STOP CRYING ALL OVER THE WORLD, OPRAH!

I wonder what a photo of Oprah Winfrey weeping/sobbing/crying is doing on nearly every news site I visit? “SHOCKING! End of OWN? Leaked Secret Might Bring Down an Empire See The Secret! She Hid From The World firstnewstand.com” Does Oprah Winfrey even know that her photo is being used that way in an ad? Doesn’tContinue reading “STOP CRYING ALL OVER THE WORLD, OPRAH!”

THANK YOU DONALD TRUMP

People rarely call other people who are prejudiced against women, bigots. People rarely call institutions that are prejudiced against women, bigoted. I wonder why, then, we call people who are prejudiced against a religion or a race, bigots. That’s a prejudice in itself. They rarely even call these prejudicial people and institutions, sexist. They rarelyContinue reading “THANK YOU DONALD TRUMP”

FOOD SHOES AND FURS

Macy’s Department Store recently said in response to ending its business relationship with presidential candidate Donald Trump, “Macy’s is a company that stands for diversity and inclusion. We have no tolerance for discrimination in any form”. I wonder if Macy’s Department Store sells food, shoes and fur? Yup, they do. Animals, animals and animals. What comesContinue reading “FOOD SHOES AND FURS”

TRANSGENDER – TRANSRACE

Just as a person can be transgender, meaning that they don’t identify with their physically assigned sex (the sexual organs that rightly or wrongly categorize newborns as male or female), I wonder if the same can’t be true of race based on color and/or ethnicity? If a transgender person feels that the configuration of theirContinue reading “TRANSGENDER – TRANSRACE”