To be known as a person who is considered to be truthful when it comes to giving one’s word to either do or not do a specific activity is how the world works. A contract is basically an agreement to do or not do a specific thing. It is all about being legally liable based on a signature on a document or a verbal statement. The reality that we all have to face on a daily basis is the fact that people will lie to you just as easily as you can tell a lie to cover your moral failings as a human being. Trying to blame others for our mistakes is common when it absolves us from any personal responsibility for our individual behavior. Self-improvement is a personal commitment that will improve one’s life on many levels.
I came from a broken home. My parents were drug addicts. We were poor. A good lie has always been accepted as an alternative to the truth because we do not want to accept a reality check in the way we think and act in our daily lives. Reality exists. Truth exists. Lies exist. Once these three things are put into perspective life becomes good.
The war on immigrants who now reside illegally in Donald Trump’s America has started to evolve into a system to frighten and intimidate those he wants to deport back to their home countries. The president has ordered that those who are currently serving in the U.S. Army under a program to eventually gain citizenship status while in service to our country be discharged from active duty status as soon as possible. The president stated that we are not sure of their loyalty due to family ties in the countries they immigrated from. The Army has started the process of discharging those who fall under the guidelines now in place for that purpose.
The other action now being implemented is the revocation of citizenship of those individuals who got into trouble with the law before they became sworn citizens or who were able to use other means to gain that status. There are now thousands of citizens and legal residents of this country who may now find themselves subject to denaturalization and deportation for past offenses, some of them committed decades ago. The Department of Homeland Security plans to spend more than $207 million to look for cases of possible citizenship fraud related to criminal activities and identity issues. The Trump agenda on this matter is very clear. Build the wall and deport. Period
Today is when we celebrate the date when our country declared itself an independent nation who no longer had ties to the British Empire. There will be picnics, fireworks and maybe some time to contemplate what it means to be a citizen of the United States at a time of social upheaval around the subject of immigration and the detaining of migrant children who were separated from parents at the border and put into government holding centers indefinitely. As a country of laws, our society functions with the expectation that because of our legal system and the rights that are protected by those laws that will protect future generations as designed.
The arrest and deportation of those who are undocumented by ICE continue with the blessing of the Trump administration. We are in the process of sealing off our border with Mexico with “A big beautiful wall” according to the president. Russia walled off half of Europe to keep people from leaving. The Iron Curtain failed. We are now reversing that policy by trying to keep people out. Independence day is about the freedoms we enjoy as the most powerful country on earth. America has always been a magnet for those who want the best out of life. As our society ages, we will need “young blood” to survive. Immigration is the key to our future as it has always has been in the past. Lest we forget.
The turmoil caused by years of fighting and bloodshed in Syria has risen to a new level with the news of an increase in the numbers of refugees leaving that war-torn country who are now seeking some kind of de-facto protection from Israel by camping out in areas close to the Israeli border where they hope to not be attacked by the forces of President Assad who continues with his goal of ethnic cleansing of those who are not part of his religious sect. 160.000 people have been displaced in the past seven days and there is no outrage from the world community in regards to what is happening now and there are no signs of any kind of serious effort by the United Nations to come up with a plan that all of the member nations will agree to or even care about to solve this crisis in a timely manner.
History has proven that when things get really bad there are poor decisions made about how to fix the problems of society. Events tend to overpower all rational thinking and people begin to lose faith in those who we as a society choose as our leaders. Congress seems to only exist to collect a paycheck and continuously run for re-election to keep their jobs. There is nothing new here. The Middle East and the events surrounding our close ties with the state of Israel and the hostile Arab countries that surround it will soon play out on the world stage for all to see. The Revelation mankind has been waiting for centuries to see is closer than the so-called Nuclear countdown clock of the destruction of life as we know it. The midnight hour is as close as it has ever been Biblical interpretations or not.
There is a new wave of refugees fleeing the already bombed out country of Syria. I first wrote about the conflict in 2013 when president Obama was considering sending American troops there. Then came the ISIS situation in both Syria and Iraq and the beheading of prisoners by that group. According to news reports coming out today there are about 50.000 people fleeing Syria who are now stranded at the border with Jordan because the Jordanian government says the country cannot take in any more refugees due to lack of resources. President Trump has said in the past when ISIS is defeated the U.S. military will leave the region for good. The breakdown of morality and respect for others continues unabated on a worldwide scale.
There are approximately 68 million people who are considered refugees around the world today. The last time things happened on this scale was at the end of WWII. There is no major fighting on that scale today yet we have the same kind of problems of what to do with displaced people’s. Europe is now refusing to accept any more asylum seekers on the continent. America and Israel are building walls to keep out migrants. The Trump administration has given ICE the power to separate children from their parents when they cross the border. The government is now building semi-permanent housing on military bases around the country for those children now in ICE custody. The president also wants those who make it across the border deported without any kind of legal hearing to speed the process up.
The situation the world now finds itself in is become more dire everyday and the way our leaders are responding to things offers little hope for the future stability of our planet. There are always solutions to problems both big and small. What is needed is someone who is capable of finding a way out of this mess before it is too late for us all.
I observed president Obama struggling to answer questions from reporters about possible military strikes on Syria. This is a time for Obama to be the leader of the free world because that is what America does. Although I like most citizens of this country am tired of war and do not really want to get bogged down in another war in the middle east. The problem is that Israel, Iran and that whole region is very important to America’s security. We cannot afford to bury our heads in the sand like the rest of the world. World War One was the start of nations banding together for the good of all, and we are linked by our shared humanity. The decision to strike another country is one to not be taken lightly. Once again America has to lead the rest of the world whether some of us like it or not.