Does the Future America offer Peace?
Another Needless Massacre
Once again, the United States of America must face reality. Americans are in shock with the most recent mass shooting occurring in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Another unnecessary tragedy, a horrific killing of 49 innocent people by one unstable, radicalized Muslim; an extremist born in the USA but influenced by ISIS and the challenge of living within a complex, confused North American society . This tragedy is another event which must, at some point, be taken seriously, like it or not, as difficult as only can be imagined, —and politically-correct or not.
To ignore the reality of fanatic extremism is to invite more fanatic extremism and ever more deadly events. How sublime it seems, then, when each occurrence is followed by foolishly ineffective discussions, knee-jerk political responses coupled with bold but meaningless rhetoric and statements of position, copied, seemingly verbatim, from previous horrific mass shootings, bombings, or other horrific events. America must face reality regardless how difficult that process may turn out to be.
America must face reality, look inward and face both the guilt and results of willfully and inexplicably allowing sales of assault rifles and weapons to deranged racists, lunatics and fanatics of all kinds on watch lists, to unstable individuals, radicalized by brutal foreign influence or not. America must take ownership and responsibility for a society so immune to reason that disgruntled opponents, both foreign and native-born Americans themselves , see no other choice but to lash out and kill; turn assault rifles and other weapons against unprotected, soft and innocent civilian targets in their predictable, hopeless rage.
America Must Face Reality
Yes, everyone knows politically-correct society insists: "a mentally-disturbed individual did it." Regardless of description, those who are angry kill, mentally-deranged individuals kill, radicalized fanatics kill, extremists kill, and religious zealots with sick obsessions, motive and questionable agenda kill. Equally guilty are political and religious leaders who kill by failure to lead; governments which kill by failing to govern with reason and common sense, and all organizations and religions which kill by failing to teach peace, tolerance and understanding instead of brutal demands for compliance to narrow-minded theology, barbaric idiocy, revenge, blood-letting and execution. In the minds of desperate zealots of all stripes, no solution or path is offered but that of hopelessness of violence or death itself.
Yes, America must face reality; the hard truth that fanatic American mandates and 'rights' are cast in bitter, brittle fundamentalist self-righteousness, right-wing Republicanism, or equally bitter Democrat blather. It may be observed there is little separation in terms of stubbornness, intolerance, or mindset from that of black-robed, preachy, AK-waving ISIL extremists, bitter, delusional and fanatic jihadists, or Islamic criminals on watch lists, global or home grown.
The common operating madness is the narrow, bitter interpretation of ideology, self-declared 'righteousness' void of respect for others or any responsible, reasonable social response. Politics and religion, now equally unappealing globally, are based upon the unacceptable, deadly, narrow-minded intolerance of others. Justified by quoting verses from the Quran, chapters from a Bible, or 'rules of the self-entitled' from failed, corrupt and out-dated political platforms, the evil dwelling in the unstable minds of radicalized, angry lunatics has but one purpose; a mandate of intimidation, revenge, and fear by mindlessly killing helpless human beings in crowded venues.
Because of a long history of arrogance, greed, endless warfare and exploitation of other nations, elements in America can be held equally responsible for poverty, prejudice, bigotry, injustice, intolerance, and racism resulting in predictable radicalization, terrorism, and fanaticism, all of which are desperate responses of protest and revenge. Events like the massacres which have occurred in Orlando, the Boston massacre, 9/11, and countless other events will continue to happen. When will you get it?
Name them. You know them all. Make excuses. Declare war. Recall the blood, the horror, lifeless bodies, the maimed. Recall broken families, tears, the dearly beloved, injured or lost forever. Mass murders are happening with increasing regularity. The politically-correct may say "Yes, but, innocent people are killed daily by accident too." So sorry, but we must ask; how do YOU not 'get it' ?
The difference is that these events can be stopped. Is it that we simply cannot face the necessity of accepting responsibility for creating ideal conditions for the import of evil, and the generation of home-grown terrorism?
You need not worry about the insanity of religious and political ideological struggles half-way round the world over there, out of sight in the Middle East. The brain- worms of ideological hate, rot, and violence have clearly been imported to North America.
How predictable. Now you, too, can hustle victims from back yard massacres to emergency hospital rooms in the back of pickup trucks. How long will it be before little black pickup trucks are racing everywhere with machine-guns mounted upon them too?
America must make very difficult choices, and soon. Not choices between gun control or the NRA. Not playing political games, refusing to call horrific events radicalized Islamic terrorism by labeling them acts of insanity. Not by choosing to label perpetrators as 'deranged' or 'lone wolves' or Islamic or ISIL -inspired, when they may be all or none of the above. Building fences and banning immigrants from the USA or not doing so, whether red, yellow, black or blue-blood, and being politically-correct —will not resolve the growing problem.
Voting for billionaire Donald Trump and his fence-like brash, careless, racist rhetoric, or alternatively, voting for Hillary Clinton's suspect, pseudo-hawkish, "I can be as tough as Donald Trump" corrupt and meaningless blather about gender-driven 'historical occasions' will make no difference. It is not about choosing male, female or transgender washrooms or same-sex marriage. It is certainly not about choosing Republican or Democrat, with equally ridiculous, equally greedy and equally narrow-minded partisan ideologies —and equally presumptive intent.
It IS a choice between awaking to choose common sense and unity, or choosing apathy, enabling this social disease further, only to watch the shattered American Dream crumble and fail completely .
America must face reality. Reason and common sense have always been stronger foundations to build upon than bitter, mindless, delusional ideology cast in greed, and arrogance. Now is not the time for stupidity.
Simply observe —and think.
That's how we see it. Difficult choices or not, the right choices must now be made for humanity instead of waiting for the inevitable chaos. For the record, peace and hope are that simple.
Is that Incoming I hear?
© 2016 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee
Posted in Civilization, Events, Life, Major Issues, Politics, Uncategorized
Tagged America must face reality, Donald Trump, fanaticism, Hillary Clinton, ideology, ISIL, Massacre in Orlando, Orlando terrorist attack
Real Time is Broken in Trudeau's Folly....
Trudeau's Folly: Now Playing at #Elbowgate
Trudeau's Folly, a political *performance, recently opened in Ottawa...starring J. Trudeau at #Elbowgate
The Lonely Critic's Preview & Notes:
Political junkies suggested that in Trudeau's Folly, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal majority were elected by a captive audience in a typically-Canadian peaceful revolution. Real life mimics the action in Trudeau's Folly...
Potential disaster lurks in the investigation-worthy and nefarious spending proclivities of villainous Senators Duffy, Wallin, and Brazeau. (Conservative actors all) The arrogance of unbelievable spending, misappropriated funds, rhetorical Harperesque denials of any knowledge of a questionable payments, RCMP investigations and charges under way, and the sell-off of Canada all contribute to the action in this barn-burner...
Soundly tossed from centre stage of the opening political scene was actor Harper & a dancing monkey, a wheezing accordion, and assorted collections of wind-up chattering teeth. Conservatives disappear silently into the wings. Protests fade...tickets are selling fast...
Official opposition actor AngryTom is enjoying an unprecedented high in paper polls as the presumed-lead and star of the show — until he carelessly demonstrates his secret penchant for destroying open-faced, essential values including the sacrifice of security and the ability and desire of all theatre-goers to clearly see the identities of unknown actors, whining, masked foreign individuals and others bearing wheezing accordions.
Insiders suggest that like the not-so-brilliant villain in grim fairy tales, Angry Tom chooses to pretend the ugly #niquabdebate mask somehow magically constitutes a 'genuine' issue of 'freedom of dress' choices for women.
Liberal directors jumped at the chance to manipulate the stupidity and pile politically-correct critics high enough to steal the show.
*Tilly Tall, our colleague and an outstanding political critic, summed it up nicely..."
High drama sets the stage for Trudeau's Folly, an expensive, chintzy three-act play now running aimlessly in Ottawa for four years.
Which part of this same old, boring premise is so hard to understand? Liberal critics everywhere celebrate Tom's subsequent artistic crash, if only because it confirmed that bad acting and the mistake of ignoring established, beloved theatrical traditions of Canadians
and playing an angry hypocrite without balls is not a winning theatrical career strategy in Canada.
Enterprising Liberals quickly repainted the set overnight and grabbed all of the best parts and costumes, sensing on-stage hypocrisy and a potential rewrite of the script. They were right; angry Tom was quietly reduced to a one-line bit part, that of pretending he doesn't know what happened. *Harper's Folly is the most expensive and predictable play ever produced in Ottawa....so eat your heart out, Stratford...
*Directed by Jean the Choker."
Trudeau's Folly, Act I
The opening curtain is late, but not a stunning revelation. ( Opportunistic Liberal manipulators play it cool, follow critic Tilly's recommendations, and take advantage of the less-than-astute, bad-acting opposition. ) To glorious strains of screechy bagpipes, Canadians elect "Shirtless Sunny-ways Justin the Boy" played by a young, inexperienced Liberal actor named Trudeau, like it or not...
complete with scrawny exhibitionist 6-pack, red boxing gloves and nice hair...
The staged action on the stage (
get it?) begins to move along predictably; hugs and pats on the back are in order, yada-yada... The inexperienced, grinning equal-gender-nation-blender Liberal-acting majority is cheerily installed onstage in anticipation of endless sunny ways. Justin, the star, a ga-ga narcissist with nice hair, pans gritty, all-knowing smiles of youthful wisdom to cameras at every pause. At every photo op, groupies are impressed with the new star, prime ministerial *qualifications...and all...
groupie audience knows Justin is qualified with absolutely nothing everything required to be a good prime ministerial actor; he is young, ga-ga cool with nice hair, he was a teacher once upon a time, he married a cute chick, he has red boxing gloves, and does his own stunts. He is eager to punch challengers, and he can grin like a Cheshire cat as he does shirtless push-ups to show off. He also conveniently happens to be the naive but wealthy offspring of the late, and distinguished Mr. fuddle-duddle Pierre of the same name who mastered political ga-ga acting with a trench-coat, manipulating and warping forever the social fabric of theatres everywhere...
The curtain drops, the crowd rushes out for timely beer and pizza. Some loiter in the lobby, and order in the Big-Burp-2-topping political theatre special, the 'say-cheese '& baloney kind...
Conveniently surrounded by giddy groupies lobbying in the lobby, Justin, the new Trudeau- like a good actor, never hesitates to take *selfies with teens, old ladies, premiers or world leaders alike.
(*Selfies, the ultimate political weapon in social media and Hollywood, provide victims with instantaneous warm and fuzzy proof of momentary fame as a ga-ga plastic action hero sidekick with one click. Apparently there's a
groupie wannabe a plastic hero sidekick sucker born every minute... )
*Political difficulties on stage right? Take a selfie. Foreign dignitaries sneaking in behind the curtain for secret deals? Take a selfie. Major economic or national disasters during the honeymoon? Take a selfie. In political acting, select photo ops abound; tragic fires, meetings to legalize pot or legislate assisted euthanasia, no matter, let's take a selfie , grin and wink, action figures always know what's best for everyone. After all, it IS a genuine, gender-homogenized, gender-equalized, gender-neutralized Liberal-2016 3-act play, is it not?
Trudeau's Folly, Act II
Optimism and chatter; joy still reigns in the land, the future is here....The bell rings, and audience returns, burping the -ever-popular gender-neutral baloney and beer, whispers, and hushes.
The curtain rises to higher expectations in this act; Canadians promised new, sunny-ways Liberal production, after all, will not be ruled by dictators or tired, hack actors...Suspense grows... the savoury odour of corruption wafting from the upper gallery is pervasive. In the opening lines, our hero boldly promises to pump fresh air into the upper chamber Napping Room or install a pine air freshener, whichever costs less...The audience claps enthusiastically...
Sleepy, unethical, 'P.M.-appointed' actors Duffy the 'Innocent', Wallin the Traveler, and Brazeau, the unidentifiable disaster awaken in the balcony and cheer wildly as bad actor Duffy is judged innocent...
The audience whispers speculation if Duffy-esque Judgements of Innocence from
Liberal judge actors and the script itself has been influenced more by hate for evil actor Harper, or sympathy for his tossed-under-the-bus appointee-victims.
*Either way, with written-in-rubber -feel-free-to-do-as-you-wish-and all-you-can-get-away-with declarations in the new script, offerings of 'the old Duff precedent' in future lawsuits and theatrical productions are completely predictable...
*Enraged theatre-goers want the senate abolished as a redundant , expensive fossil...Senate-actors boo and jeer, suggesting that rubber bands will make Pterodactyl fossils relevant and soar like honourable Canadian geese. No change in script is contemplated.... The audience rumbles and twitters...
Waiting offstage are unseen pizza-delivery boys, advisors and drooling directors; Nobody is advised of the secret climax...Behind the red curtains Director Jean the Choker whispers loudly in the darkness:
Psst...remember, Justin, like I have tell you already, lose your cool, let go, throw yourself right into the action. Be yourself, like me...mais oui, "Help" the whip back to his seat, drag him along roughly, give him the old 'fuddle-duddle' in the ear too, it's a nice classic touch, and mais oui, show them your anger and
inexperience, prove you are the ultimate actor and boss of everything. Protocol is not in the script, action is the proof is the proof is the proof! And Justin, our old boys' club has a revision for you, a plan, we decided it might be a nice touch if you could push over a few NDP actors while you're at it, too, Justin, let's make one a woman for sure, yes, brilliant, yes, elbow her, right in the old boobies, Justin, you do that, yes, a nice touch, oui ?... And they will scream rape and misogyny and abuse for sure, that will be very dramatic, it will make Angry Tom to jump around and take the bait, for sure, it will make him look stupid again...won't that be entertaining? #Elbowgate will jack up ratings for Trudeau's Folly, so clear the benches for a big brawl too, be creative...
Trudeau's Folly continues...
The audience falls silent...unaware a dramatic act is about to take place; Justin enters from stage left...grabs the Conservative whip, elbows a female member,
right in the old boobies as instructed, the crowd roars...Hot-headed, immaturity and seemingly bad acting by our hero riles the audience and exposes the nature of the beast. Angry Tom roars...collusion behind a collision...
The astute audience gasps, bellowing outrage, ..." Mr. Speaker! " They shout, "Booo! "What is our hero doing? Where is his cape and red boxing gloves? Why is he wearing clothing? Why is our hero not doing push-ups? Outrage ensues...
The director calls the actor and whispers...
Psst...Perfect job, Justin... never mind those hecklers or tradition — it is my job, it is the Director's job to make Trudeau's Folly an exciting Liberal play! —Now you must apologize like a Liberal, too, be politically-correct like I tell you! The secret to Liberal acting is to play well with others, be trendy but contrite, and look at the floor, so now you go centre-stage, say it was inappropriate, pretend you are guilty and taking responsibility, say it over and over like I always do, 'the proof is the proof is the proof ', —if you tell them three times, the audience will believe you, fake or not, the stupid people expect trendy Liberal entertainment, we must give them what they deserve...
The mirror in the trendy gender-blender washroom down the hall cracks ominously.
The star of Trudeau's Folly a.k.a. #Elbowgate, strides magnificently to center stage , bows and winks offstage at the director...lights are turned low as the young Canadian Prime Minister performs the final act, apologizing profusely three times, and bows sheepishly, practicing for the Trip of a Thousand Selfies, a newly-planned escape to Japan. Muted clapping, a few jeers...
The curtain drops...the audience is blinded as the house lights are turned on high...
***Out in the lobby, grinning, gritty plastic selfies are snapped, printed and signed by the new star. A squawky bullhorn out on the street blasts "Get your signed Ga-ga Hero Plastic Action figure with nice hair here, only $149.95, matching Liberal red boxing gloves, red tights, and other Liberal #elbowgate action figure accessories are sold separately..."
***Behind the red curtains, Director Jean the Choker shrugs, smiling, and winks at his drooling cronies Herb, Ralph, and John as he whispers into his cell phone:
" Psssst.....Jean here....See? What did we tell you, Stephen? ...No worry—it works, our plan for Canada is safe, he follows instructions like old fuddle-duddle; what did I tell you, the proof is the proof is the proof; we send him to Japan now, when he gets back we can train him to choke homeless NDP protesters too, it works for me...and say, —by the way, Stephen, we were thinking, would you like to be appointed to the Senate too? There's a big change, the biggest change in years, you'll like it, we're getting a new pine air freshener installed in the upper house...
Is that Incoming I hear?
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©2016 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee