Wednesday, November 25, 2020

WILLFUL IGNORANCE

 

WILLFUL IGNORANCE 

No matter how strong the educational system may be, if a large portion of society decides to “live in willful ignorance,” in time, the society I will be doomed. History has never provided a better example of “willful ignorance” than 73 million Americans voting for Donald Trump.  Trump is the best example the world has ever witnessed of a politician placing the emphasis upon himself instead of the people, but the ignorant sheep continue to follow the fake leader into the wolf’s den. 

The one thing Trump supporters should get through their thick skulls is, “Donald Trump doesn’t give a damn if Americas live or die.”  “Willful Ignorance” is devastation to American society, and has never been practiced greater than in the modern day Republican Party.  When citizens are too ignorant to follow common, good health procedures or recommendations from doctors or scientists, then in all reality, they do no deserve the right to live. But they put the lives of others at risk, and valuable tax-payer dollars are used to take care of their ignorance. 

The ignorance of Republicans has destroyed worldwide opinion of America. It makes no difference what happens with the so-called “union of the parties,” America will never regain the respect of the world until the Republican Party is eradicated from the United States political system. This is not just my opinion but the opinion of many high-level democratic strategists, many who were at one time Republicans. 

The next few years will bring about the “last stance” for White Power. The Republicans, who represent White Power and the Confederacy, know this, and they are using every unscrupulous means possible to stay in power. The majority of Americans are moving towards the “great diversity,” and if accepted, this will be the salvation of the democratic process.   

 Very few times in history have the political sector and the religious sector combined to promote one individual to the position of authoritative leadership.  This has happened in America and America is in great danger even though the executive and one half of the legislative branches are controlled by the Democratic Party. The fact remains, the brainwashed, mind-set of the Republicans has not changed. 

In agreeing to live with “Willful Ignorance” members of the Trump Cult have also agreed to be “willful liars,” “willful cheaters,” and “willful bigots.”  Religious leaders, who are on the Trump Train, have convinced Trump followers that it is okay to be a liar, a cheater, and a bigot, in order to protect the Cult Leader. A religious leader such as Kenneth Copeland, or a political leader such as Rudy Giuliani, should be in a mental institution. They represent the betrayal of the democratic government and are leading people to have doubts about America’s voting process.  

In all aspects of society when the emphasis is changed from one individual and placed on the people, great and good things happen.  Candidates, when running for office, make hundreds of promises that will benefit the citizens, but after being elected the emphasis changes from the citizens to the elected official. Citizens knowing this, agree to live with it. This is living with “Willful Ignorance.” 

On this Thanksgiving Day I am thankful for “Common Sense.” I have said this before, I know a liar when I hear one, and I know a con-artist when I see one. The easiest psychological examination for “Common Sense Americans,” is to determine the stupidity of Donald Trump. He is the sorriest excuse for a human of any one who has been honored with the title. He is a disgrace to the human race, and he has the mental capacity of a fourth or fifth grader. His behavior is that of an elementary playground bully. He is a spoiled-brat bully who was born with a “golden spoon” in his mouth but did not have the intelligence to use it correctly. The best medicine for a bully is a good, old-fashion, fist beating. But sense this is inappropriate for a president, the voters gave Donald Trump a through political beating at the polls on November 3, 2020.

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 * (Credit is given to Whoopi Goldburg, of The View. To my knowledge, she was the first to use the words, “Willful Ignorance.”) 

 

PREFACE ---SHOWER TALK--- 20/20 PLEDGE

 

PREFACE

SHOWER TALK

20/20 PLEDGE 

The reader of this book is presented with a slight challenge. The unique feature is the author uses very few tags; therefore the reader must become acquainted with the characters. Once the characters are recognized it is easy to determine who is speaking. The main content of the book however, are the conversations of high school boys in the locker room shower. 

Hawk----- the farm boy who is bused to the city school. His father is a veteran who fought in the Iraq War. He is a strict disciplinarian and is greatly concerned about the macho imagine of his son. 

Bennie---- is the tall good-looking student, who is the leader of Shower Club and is the originator of the pledge.  

Butch----- the student stud, who is always looking for the next female he can conquer, so he can carve another notch on his bed post. 

Sherman--- the devout Christian student who always takes the conservative side of all issues. 

Kellin----is the student basketball player, who becomes Hawk’s best friend. 

Matt----is another member of the group who likes to brag about his experiences with the opposite sex. He will agree with anything the liberal group says.

Reggie---- an African American basketball player, also known as a stud in the black community. 

Zero----is the Latino student who doesn’t like anything about America.  He doesn’t like the school and definitely doesn’t like White Boys.  He is stuck in America because, America is the only place his father can find employment. 

Coach Watson -----his famous words, “Hurry up and get out of that shower; you don’t want to be late for your next period class.” He does however, through out his tenure as a coach, drop a few tidbits of genius insights that he observed along the way.   

(I am seeking professional assistance in marketing this book.)

(This book has potential, but I need someone who is a professional in marketing. If you are a literary agent or if you are friends with an  agent, tell them about this book?)

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

#3--- SHOWER TALK 20/20 PLEDGE

 

INTRODUCTION

SHOWER TALK 20/20 PLEDGE 

   I have said many times the success of any story is the ability of the storyteller.  Therefore, I have rewritten the book and returned to the original title SHOWER TALK 20/20 PLEDGE.  I have also retained the premise that the book is 95% dialogue with the use of very few boring tags. In order for this unique feature to be accomplished, the reader must become familiar with the 9 main characters, after which their characteristics will allow identification. 

   The book is a series of conversations of high school boys in the shower after PE Class.  In order to retain a high reader interest some of the shower conversations involve conceited talk about the size of family jewels and bragging about their sexual exploitation with the opposite sex. Also, because boys will be boys, they participate in homophobic gestures that relieve tensions of naked bodies in a group shower. 

   Even within foolish boy talk, it is evident that these boys have a keen interest in improving social conditions. Their discussions of modern social and political issues prove their intellectual achievements are above their average age group. Several of the boys form a tight nit relation and decide to form a Shower Club with the objective that “actions speak louder than words.” 

   The coach listens to some of the conversations and is impressed. He realizes this is a special group of teenagers and their objectives could be achieved. He asks the principle if the schedules of the boys could be arranged so they could continue having gym class together in upper grades. The principle agreed. 

   The book develops a new dimension of diversity when a minority student enters the gym class.  An African American basketball player is added to the group. The shower conversations provide an insight into the economic conditions in the black community. 

   When a Latino student enrolls in the school and is assigned 5th period gym, the anger of a minority student is revealed. He has a deep hatred for White America and is trapped in the USA because it is the only place his father can find employment. 

   The main character is a gay boy who has a homophobic father, who is a veteran of the Iraq War. He is overwhelmed with hatred and rules his son with an iron fist, constantly preaching about American queers. 

   Two of the boys develop an attraction for each other and attend the Senior Prom as a couple. The Senior Prom has a tragic ending brought on by the anti-gay father of one of the boys. 

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   (When a reader realizes the material he is reading was written by a novice, the reader suddenly becomes a professional critic. This is true in all forms of art; paintings; original music, sculptures; acting, and designing. But when professionalism is already established, the originator has freedoms not allowed to the novice. There is a long hard road between the novice and the declared professional, and only a very few make it to the end.) 

I wish I could tell you the ending of this story, but to realize the detailed description you will have to read the book. This book is an exciting read through out------but the dramatic ending is the most exciting part.

(This book will be published on January of 2021.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 23, 2020

# 2--- SHOWER TALK ----20/20 PLEDGE

                                #2--- SHOWER TALK---- 20/20 PLEDGE 

I am seeking help from a Literary Agent who is willing to offer professional guidance for a book that has potential. The book is entitled, SHOWER TALK—THE 20/20 PLEDGE. 

The book is divided into four parts; 9th 10th 11th and 12th Grades. The book is 95% dialogue, with conversations of boys in the shower after PE class. Some of the conversations are a little vulgar, and sexually driven, but most are constructive, dealing with modern political and social issues. 

Student diversity is added when an African American and Latino American boys are assigned to the PE Class.  The boys decide to form a Shower Club with the main objective, “actions speak louder than words.” Membership in the club requires taking a pledge which in the beginning is called “the penis pledge.” It sounds vulgar but it is not. 

Two of the boys are gay and develop strong attractions for each other. The father of one of the boys is a White Supremacist, anti-gay, war veteran. The two boys decide to go the Senior Prom as a couple.  The anti-gay father brings a tragic ending to the prom. At the senior graduation of 2020, an inspirational valediction speech brings a dramatic ending to the story. 

My name is Dervis Clement Tippen and I am an 82 years old retired school teacher living in Thailand. I have written and published 6 novels and 23 short stories with Amazon.com. I have a writer’s blog (wordsfrommrd.com) that has been read by a few thousand people in 65 different English speaking countries. 

This book has potential and professional help could be rewarding. Any individual interested in providing professional guidance in the publication is invited to contact Dervis Clement Tippen @ e/mail dct100938@yahoo.com.  or leave a comment @ wordsfrommrd.com.

       

Sunday, November 22, 2020

SHOWER TALK ----THE 20/20 PLEDGE

 

SHOWER TALK, THE 20/20 PLEDGE

(Assistance requested) 

I have written a book entitled, SHOWER TALK—THE 20/20 PLEDGE, which was five years in the making. It has been written and rewritten; chapters added and chapters deleted; proof read and reread. I have not published the book because I am hoping to receive some professional help in publication. I have read enough books in my life to know that this book is a 7 or 8 on a scale of 10. I have mailed a few query letters to literary agents with no direct response. I have written enough novels and short stories to know that the success of any book requires professional backing. 

The book starts with the conversation of high school boys in a locker room shower. From there the book takes on a story of its own, which is a “human interest story.” One of the boys in the “shower group” is gay, and the books centers around the verbal and physical abuse he endures at the hands of his anti-gay father. 

The story continues with these boys through out their high school years. They form a Shower Club with the objective of making their school and community a better place. It starts with the school years of 2016-17 and ends up with the graduating class of 2020. The book has an unusual tragic ending. 

I know this is a gamble, but you never know until you try. If by chance a literary agent or some one, who knows a literary agent, might read this and be inclined to provide professional help, it would be greatly appreciated. This book has great potential, but as a novice writer I need professional guidance to help expose the book to the right audience. Anyone interested can contact me with the email address ---

                                 dervistippen@gmail.com

 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

REJECT THE TRUTH; PROTECT THE CULT

 

REJECT THE TRUTH; PROTECT THE CULT 

The great phenomenon that the modern world has witnessed is how a nation with more institutions of learning than any other nation on the planet can develop a population of people who are so easily brainwashed. For decades it was religious brainwashing, a form of indoctrination. Only in recent years has political brainwashing become a major problem. Today, brainwashing has turned into both religious and political cults. 

One of the most well known religious cults was Jonestown, Guyana. The   cult leader was an American preacher and self-professed faith healer named Jim Jones. He demanded that his followers commit mass suicide by drinking a poisonous cool-aid. The devastating fact about this mass suicide was that parents gave the poison to their children. The worst parents in the world are those who will murder their children at the command of a cult leader. 

Another religious cult leader was David Koresh. The Branch Davidians  headquarters was in Waco, Texas. David Koresh was a preacher and a mind-control religious fanatic. Before the compound was destroyed children were given the opportunity to leave, but parents refused, knowing that by remaining it meant death. 76 adults including 20 children died when the FBI destroyed the compound. It is a selfish act of any parent to deny children the right to live. It is even more selfish for a leader, knowing he controls the minds of his followers, to deny them the opportunity to live. Living is always more important than dying.  

Warren Steed Jeffs is the president of The Fundamentalist Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints known as FLDS.  To his followers he is the prophet even though he is serving life in prison convicted of two felony accounts of child sexual assault.  Nevertheless, he still has thousands of brainwashed indoctrinated followers. 

The Church of Scientology is the largest of all the religious cults with ten of thousands of followers. No matter how much proof of evil misdeeds is presented by Leah Remini and Mike Rinder in the TV production, “Scientology and The Aftermath,” it has no affect on the remaining remembers. Leah and Mike have interviewed dozens of individuals who were once Scientology Church members and they have   provided proof that the church is destroying families. Plus, they have documented evidence of beatings by David Miscavige, who is now the head of the church. They have also provided reports of individuals who were involved in cover-ups of adult involvement in sexual abuse of children. They have openly read church by-laws that were written by L. Ron Hubbard, where he said that it is okay for church members to become liars to protect the integrity of the cult and its leaders. 

For decades parents have tried everything possible to convince their children and other love ones to abandon religious cults but with very little success. It is tragic that a religious or a political leader can control the minds of individuals and in many cases are able to convince followers to lie to protect the cult. 

This brings us to the all important Republican Party Political Cult controlled by Donald Trump. Many Americans have become liars to protect Donald Trump and the character of these individuals cannot be white-washed or merely swept under the rug. It is going to take a great deal of work and much professionalism to reprogram these brainwashed cult members back into the mainstream of American society. 

The Republican Party is the largest political cult known to mankind.   America is faced with many problems but none greater than the fact that over 71 million Americans voted for Donald Trump and this speaks volumes about Americans.  And within those volumes there is very little good and much corruption. The reason Donald Trump is so popular is because most of his followers are just like him and the others want to be like him. He is a wannabe dictator with mind control indoctrination over those who have lost the value of a democracy. 

There has never been another nation on the planet that was so quick to throw religious principles under the bus. The full extent of this is yet to be measured and the influence will last for decades. Because the truth means nothing to Trump supporters, the vast majority of these   followers will erroneously hypnotize mainstream induction, but when the opportunity arises they will turn on a dime and revert back to the Trump Cult. This is a fact that should alarm every American who is a believer in democracy. 

When a member of the Republican Party is banging on the window of a public building where votes are being counted and shouts, “Stop the counting,” this individual is actually saying, “Stop democracy.” When an individual is marching in the streets carrying a Trump flag and yells, “Voting is a fraud,” he is actually saying, “Democracy is a fraud.” They are denying the basic principle of a democracy. These individuals are seriously indoctrinated and if Americans do not admit it, a big mistake will be made. 

It is a serious offence when citizens refuse to hold a leader accountable for not confronting the Russian dictator about placing bounties on the heads of American service men and women. It is a serious offence when citizens refuse to hold a leader accountable for dis-respectable remarks and acts against women. It is a serious offence when citizens refuse to   repudiate a leader for making fun of or mocking a disabled reporter. It is a serious offence when citizens refuse to reject a leader who has taken babies from the arms of mothers and put them in dog cages. 

Indoctrination may be the straw that broke the camel’s back and destroyed the world’s greatest democracy. Although, it is unbelievable that the majority of Americans will allow this to happen, but the influence the Trump administration has had on elected officials is mind blowing. It would have never been imagined in a thousand years that American men and women would be so weak as to be controlled by a fool, and refuse to stand up for the basic rights of mankind.

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

IT'S CELEBRATION TIME

 

IT’S CELEBRATION TIME 

Yes, it is celebration time in the USA, and it should not rain on the millions of Americans and others around the world, who are celebrating the defeat of the biggest threat to US Democracy since the Civil War. 

I want to thank the “International Readers” who are regulars on the Writer’s Blog, “wordsfrommrd.com.” You have stayed with me through   my tirade of political Op. Ed’s., and for that I am thankful. This proves that people from around globe are interested in what happens in America. It also proves that America’s light-house of freedom should not be dimmed because people from around the world look to the United States as a beacon of hope. The citizens of the world recognize what free people have accomplished, and they hope those accomplishments have not ended. I want to commit to those readers that I will continue to write the truth regardless of the consequences. 

Over a period of years, I have had to defend my character from the Trump supporters who have tried to bring me down. I have received death threats from members of my own family, and even though I have been concerned, I have never been afraid. I know cowards when I learn of them, just like I know a liar when I hear one, and I know a con-artist when I see one.  

I have written many times about the failures of the American Evangelical Churches. It is a catastrophe failure to forsake the morals of Christianity to follow the most corrupt president in the history of the USA. I have said it before and I will say it again, Donald Trump is a liar, a cheater, and a fraud. After the results of the recent election, it is hoped that the majority of the evangelical church members will join the “Progressive Movement” and kick to the curb those preachers who are still supporting Donald Trump and preaching, homophobic fears, racial injustice, and inequality for women. 

The great “American Divide” can be solved by the acceptance of the “Great American Diversity.” But until all men recognize what it is like to walk a mile in a black man’s shoes, the great divide will continue. Until Americans can feel the love in the hearts of hard-working Latinos who merely want to provide a better life for their children, the divide will only widen. Until all Americans stop the homophobic slurs hailed at Lesbian women and gay men, America will never reach the full potential of a democracy conceived in the dreams of our forefathers.   

I am ashamed of the members of my family who have not read enough to know the evils that surrounded the Confederacy. Not only was the Confederacy a thing of evil but it is now a thing of the past. White Power has only been revived by a White Supremacist in the White House, and even though his days are numbered, it does not alleviate the fact that hate crimes increased over 400 % during the Donald Trump administration. I am ashamed of the Americans who still support a president who is more evil than the devil himself. 

I have said many times that those who are not willing to move forward, will become statues that the world will leave behind. If a few of the Southern States want to be left behind, it is now the choice of the residents. There is one thing for certain, the world will move forward and in the end, statues that represent the past will be destroyed. 

Last but not least, I have written about my homosexuality and the support of readers has been colossal. I will never forget the day when I walked out of the closet and announced to the world that I am a proud gay man. Words cannot express the warmth of sunshine that appeared and the load of bricks that disappeared from my shoulders. Now I am as happy as “a lark in the sunshine,” “a pig in the mud puddle,” or a gay man in a transsexual society.  I have written about a wonderful retirement in Thailand and what it is like to walk proudly with my head held high knowing that for the first time in my life I am a first class citizen.  

But through all of those things, I can’t help but wonder what it will be like for the people of the world to wake up and not have to ask the question, “What did the fool do today?”

 

Sunday, November 8, 2020

FORGIVING IS NOT FORGETTING

 

FORGIVING IS NOT FORGETTING 

Even though we can forgive we must not forget that Republicans gave America a good lesson in dirty politics and corrupt government. As important as it is for the citizens of the United States to come together, it is also important the way “togetherness” is accomplished. Forgiveness is only successful when there is a purification of the hearts of evil men and women. If during the Biden administration the sins of the Republican Party are merely white-washed in order to bring about a so-called “peaceful union,” the political problems will not be solved but merely covered up. 

The members of the Democratic Party need to realize that merely electing a Democrat President and Vice President is far from solving the internal problems that are eating away at the heart of American democracy.  Political sins reap negative benefits for citizens. Good democratic-loving Americans must demand honesty from all elected officials, regardless of party. If we fail, we are merely kicking the can of political corruption a little farther down the road. If the evils within the political system are not eradicated, it is only a matter of time until the same situations will reappear.  Make no doubt about it, a younger and smarter Donald Trump is waiting in the wings. Mario Rubio and Ted Cruz are just as crooked as Donald Trump and when the opportunity arises they will follow in his footsteps. 

The presidential election of 2020 should not have even been close. The fact that at least 45% of Americans voted for Donald Trump is the most depressing moral issue that has ever occurred in American history.  After four years of Donald Trump, Americans knew who they were voting for.  Donald Trump is the most immoral character ever to set foot in the White House, but yet, Americans were quick to endorse him.  American evangelicals were quick to forsake the morals of the Christian faith, to be brain-washed by a liar, a cheater, a racist, and a con-artist. Evangelical preachers quickly endorsed the devil as if the morals of evangelical Christianity meant nothing. Donald Trump is a cancer that has metastasized into every aspect of American society. 

The Republican Party is filled with evil men and women and the attempt to deny it, is only deepening the problem. They have done nothing but pad the Supreme Court with justices that will add to the turmoil of an already turbulent society. They will continue to use bigotry, injustice, and racism, to achieve their goals. They will endure the turbulence of minorities in order to confirm White Power. Republicans need to openly admit that they would rather destroy America’s democratic process than give up "White Power Control.” 

The American white race is a spoiled race.  They think because they are Americans, and because they are white, they are BETTER than others. This has been and continues to be the major problem for White America. From the Jamestown Colony to the present, White Power has been the controlling governmental power, and as a result, the United States has suffered severe consequences. Many Americans have yet to realize they have been brain-washed by an authoritative dictator.  50% of Americans are still supporting a president, who is calling a “Stop to the Voting.”  Furthermore, he has called the voting process a “fraud.” He is denying the basic concept of a democracy and many Americans are following. 

From the very beginning American Christianity has been a shallow religion. The Christian religion does not have deep roots in the lives of most evangelicals. As quick as Moses went upon the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments and returned to find his people worshiping the Golden Calf, just that quick Jesus found his followers worshiping the Orange-Faced Spinster. The only way Christianity is going to return as a dominating force in the lives of Americans is that bigotry and prejudice be removed from the accepted Christian principles. 

***** Op. Ed. Published October 10, 2020 ***** 

In the end Donald Trump will be left friendless, standing character naked, before the bar of justice.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

ALL I HAD; I FEARED

 

ALL I HAD; I FEARED 

I was raised in a society that equated homosexuality with the worst of all sins. Naturally, that presented major problems for a homosexual teenager. It was important that I present myself as a normal kid. Therefore, in regards to my homosexuality, I had to, hide it, deny it, reject it, fight it, closet it, condemn it, control it, alter it, and most of all, fear it. Fear became my Cult Leader, because what I feared was fear itself. I feared being made fun of as a teenager. I feared being rejected by my friends. I feared the embarrassment it would bring to my family. As an adult, I feared being fired from the job I loved.  I feared loosing the years I spent in preparation for public school teaching. I feared loosing customers in my retail establishment. I feared being kicked out of my church. All I had; I feared. 

Even though I spent too many years living in the closet, I always knew it was not right for me. However, at the time, my mind-set told me it was the road to least resistance. It is terrible to recall how the lack of courage prevented me from standing up for the homosexual that I am, and for other homosexuals around the world. Nevertheless, in my retirement, I plan to make up for the time lost. 

I will never forget the day when I decided to tear down the walls of the closet, burst open the door of restriction, open the windows of freedom, and shout to the world, “I am a free man.”  No more pretense, no more secrets, no more guilt in sexual expressions, and no more fear in demonstrating love. Freedom is my master and free is what I will always be.  

Now, I wish I could be the Moses of all the oppressed homosexuals in the world, and lead them out of the dark, shadows of the closet and into the bright, sunshine of freedom. However, I understand the social bars that limit freedoms for homosexuals, for I also have encountered being captured in the prison of fear. I can only pray for the day when all homosexuals will have the courage to say to the world, “I am who I am,” and regardless of the consequences, I will live my life as a free person. 

There is not an out-of-the-closet homosexual American who has not experienced prejudice accompanied with discrimination. We have grown accustomed to being called degrading slur words used by a straight society. We have learned to live with fear because we never know what awaits us around the next corner. We never know when a redneck’s baseball bat is going to find a home against our skull. We never know when a fellow employee is going to expose our sexuality in an attempt to get us fired. We never know when someone is going to accuse us of some false sexual activity that will ruin our reputation.  We never know when we are going to return home and find a note on our door that demands we move, because gays are no longer welcome in the housing project or the apartment complex. 

Even though we live with fear, we have allowed fear to become our teacher, and we learn from what we fear the most. Even in fear, the Pope announced equality for all homosexuals. This will go down in history as one of the most important endorsements the world has ever encountered regarding the rights of minorities. 

Although this changes the subject somewhat, this is a required discussion.  It would be well for Amy Coney Barrett to know that homosexuality is not a preference. Ignorance astounds me for it is hard to believe that Republicans are going to appoint a Supreme Court Justice to a lifetime position with such limited knowledge. It is even more surprising that in the 21st Century how little a so-called educated person knows about homosexuality. If homosexuality was a choice no person in their right mind would choose to be something that carries so many negative characteristics in a heterosexual dominated society. 

Like so many other human characteristics, sexuality is established at conception. It causes one to wonder how any individual could obtain even a four year college degree without acquiring that knowledge. This is further proof that ignorance within governmental officials causes social turbulence. Understanding minorities is required for any government in order to establish peace, and when laws are passed that discriminate social unrest occurs. These are hard lessons that American governmental officials have failed to learn, and as a result, have placed the entire United States, as a nation, in jeopardy.  

In conclusion, of all the fears that existed in my previous life, what I am now, I owe to being homosexual. I have found happiness and I have found love. I am surrounded by good friends and I am enjoying a retirement that at one time I thought was impossible.  What time I have left on this earth I dedicate to being a witness of encouragement to other homosexuals to be proud of whom they are. To a gay, man, women, boy or girl; you are a child of God and God made you the way you are for a purpose. When you fulfill that purpose happiness will flow like a mighty stream and joy will flood like a prodigious river.   

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

STRAIGHT FACED LIARS

 

STRAIGHT FACED LIARS 

I am an eighty-two year old retired American, and I am totally disgusted with Americans who stand flat-footed with a straight face, and lie to protect the LIAR in the White House. Lying has become an acceptable American characteristic during the Donald Trump administration.  Everyday I watch Senators, Congress men and women, preachers, White House staffers, and leaders of the Republican Party, lie to protect the most corrupt individual ever to set foot in the White House. 

Donald Trump has learned nothing about what it means to be a man.  He has always been a spoiled brat, who got his way about everything. Therefore, he has had no reason to learn the characteristics of real manhood. Nothing in the history of the United States has been more damning than what Donald Trump has done to America. Even if America survives Donald Trump, it will take decades to correct the damage he has done to America’s youth. 

American classrooms are experiencing chaotic conditions because America’s youth are confused.  They recognize the hypocrisy in adults and they know their future is being jeopardized.  Children have watched parents become liars in order to remain loyal members of the Republican Party.  Children of liars, will at some point, rebel and their rebellion will destroy family ties.  

A message to members of my family who are Donald Trump supporters; you have been conned! Even though it has been by one of the world’s greatest con-artist, nevertheless, you have been conned. The sooner you face the facts the better off you will be.  If you do not face the truth, you will suffer severe consequences from your off-springs.  You have damaged the future of your children and your grandchildren but yet, it may not be too late to repair the damage. 

Even though millions have already voted the salvation of America’s democracy remains in the hands of the voters. Americans who believe in the democratic process must take nothing for granted and make sure they vote. To purify America’s political system, the Republican Party must be demolished.  And I don’t mean just defeated, I mean completely destroyed from the ground-roots foundation. The party of liars must be removed from America’s political system. If America is going to survive, White Power must be destroyed, and the strong voice of Americans is the only way it can happen absent a Civil War. 

If it occurs ----- and it is yet to be determined ---- that a White Supremacists fool destroyed the greatest nation known to mankind ----- it will be recorded as the biggest mistake in all of world history. 

Of all the evil characteristics portrayed by Donald Trump there is one I have difficulty forgiving. Plus, I have trouble forgiving members of my family and other Donald Trump supporters in continuing to uphold a Commander-In-Chief who has allowed the Russian dictator to place bounties on the heads of American service men and women. He has refused to say one word to challenge the actions of this dictator. I must confess, I have great difficulty in forgiving this and I am prepared to stand before the judgment bar of God and defend my position.

 

Monday, October 12, 2020

HOW MANY LIES CAN A LIAR LIE

 

HOW MANY LIES CAN A LIAR LIE

To members of my family and friends, I beg you to read at least a few of the following statements. There have been dozens of books written about Donald Trump and all of them relate thousands of deceitful ways Trump used to reach the top.  Two of my favorites are TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH by Mary Trump, and DISLOYAL by Michael Cohen. 

Even though it is hard to believe, credence must be given to Michael Cohen and Mary Trump as they describe in detail the deceits that Donald Trump used to cheat his way to the top. The distortions used to refuse payments to smaller contractors for work completed for the Trump Organization, initiated by Cohen on behalf of Donald Trump, supersedes the imagination of any writer. Donald Trump is the most cold-hearted individual ever to be called a human. The evil mind of Trump surpasses the evil perpetrated by the devil himself. His niece, Mary Trump, explained in her book how the Trump family created the world’s most dangerous man. 

When and if, the truth is ever revealed about Donald Trump, it will shock the world.  History will record Trump as the “king of fools,” but it has stunned the world how the king of fools became the “Cult Leader” of thousands of so-called intelligent people. It is hoped that the king of fools will one day be held accountable and the truth will be exposed; when you cheat your way to the top, the top will cheat on you. 

As Michael Cohen rightfully said, “in essence Donald Trump has no friends. All those enablers are “hangers-on” to benefit themselves, even Vladimir Putin, but loyalty to Trump means the willingness to do things that you know to be wrong and that are harming others.”  Already the rats, who became liars to keep the LIAR in power, are abandoning the sinking ship. In the end Donald Trump will be left friendless, standing character naked, before the bar of justice. 

As to the evangelical preachers who laid hands on Donald Trump, and prayed, Michael Cohen, who was present at the time, records how Donald Trump laughed and called them stupid after they left his office. Evangelicals who have chosen to go to bed with the devil in order to get----- Supreme Court Justices----the repeal of Roe v. Wade------the removal of the Marriage Equality Act ----- and the Affordable Care Act declared unconstitutional --- in the end will have gained nothing but destroyed Christianity. 

Since the year 2015 evangelical churches have lost thousands of members, especially young Americans. Teenagers are smart enough to know that American Christians have turned the “Amen Corner” into “Hate-Men Corners,” and the deceit has openly revealed the hypocrisy.  The preachers who lied to their congregations about Donald Trump need to steal as much money as they can from the “collection plate” because soon they will be unemployed. Americans are becoming smart to this so-called “Prosperity Christianity.”  The only prosperity that has occurred is for the millionaire preachers and billionaire TV evangelists. 

If Americans really want peace they will enforce sever penalties for white policeman who murder African American men. But Republicans are once again setting America back another fifty years by stacking illegal justices on the Supreme Court. To place another justice on the court that will repeal Roe v. Wade is inviting turmoil. White men should have no jurisdiction over the body of women. Once again the Republican Party is initiating chaos in placing another justice on the court that will overturn the Marriage Equality Act. There are thousands of happily married same-sex couples, who are causing no problems, and are productive community citizens. Yet, the government is going to step in and create turmoil. It has never been the responsibility of government to dictate to consenting adults who they can marry. For over two hundred years American government and citizens have not been happy unless they are involved in a war abroad or creating domestic turmoil.   

All the acts of the Republican Party are to initiate more problems for American citizens. It is stupid to believe that happiness can be accomplished during times of disorder. Americans have been born in confusion and will die in confusion. White Americans have been born in bigotry and will die as bigots, never realizing that peace negotiates happiness. Without equal justice there will never be peace. 

However, there is some light at the end of this tunnel. There are many examples of African American Women saving American democracy. Now it is possible that African American Churches may save Christianity.  It is only an act of divinity that the oppressed will save their oppressors.    

How may lies can a liar lie, until the lies of a liar are called lies?

Thursday, October 8, 2020

THE FEAR OF LOOSING WHITE POWER

 

THE FEAR OF LOOSING WHITE POWER 

I want to make one thing perfectly clear, I strongly believe in a democracy. My belief is not solely based upon being born in America, but I have studied all forms of governments and with knowledge concluded that democracy is the best form of governing for the people. Democracy respects the civil rights of all people, and as a form of government a democracy does not discriminate. 

American democracy was established on the premise of White Power. It has been an experiment in Representative Democracy. The American version of a democracy by definition has been a complete failure. It has failed because the United States territory was gained by the genocide of the original occupants. It has failed because from the very beginning the policy of discrimination was not written in documents but was practiced in reality. It has failed because the written laws guaranteed freedom of religion, but in reality only the Christian religion was recognized. It failed because it discriminated against women. It failed because no where in an actual definition of a democracy is a form of government that recognizes the legalization of human slavery. 

White Power has built into American culture the supremacy of white men. This policy creates division and conflict. Since the days of the Civil War this culture has been kept under raps until a White Supremacists was elected to lead the Executive Branch of American government.  When a group of citizens, who call themselves a political party, have experienced the freedoms of a democracy, but yet allow themselves to be brainwashed by an authoritarian dictator, little can be said about independent thinking and the manhood of representatives is destroyed.  

When adults are so ignorant not to wear a simple mask to protect themselves and the health of their children, they are too ignorant to be classified as members of the human race.  When parents who say they love their children, but bring them to a rally of hundreds of unmasked people, it is no longer an example of love, but an example of severe political brainwashing. 

The same is true with religious brainwashing. There have been numerous examples of evangelicals who have refused to give their children proper medical attention, and have gone so far as to allow their children to die, from a disease that could have been medically cured. This is not an example of love, but another example of severe religious brainwashing. 

Even though it is sad to say, but the truth is that some members of my family and other so-called friends, will enter the voting booth and pull the lever in support of the Republican Party. In so doing, they know by reelecting Donald Trump they are bringing the end to America’s democratic government. They also know that a vote for Donald Trump is a vote against the future of their children and grandchildren, yet they will cast the vote, because Donald Trump has complete control of their brain. They know the Republican Party is an all white party, and even though they have some minority friends, they are willing to throw them under the bus in support of a dictator. There are many gay individuals who will vote republican knowing that the Republican Party would hang them from the nearest tree if given the opportunity.   

When one man has caused as many evils to a democracy as Moscow Mitch and still hundreds of voters will vote for him, it is a classic example that man may not be capable of governing himself.  Greed and power dominate all governments but a democracy has built in safeguards by the vote of the people, but that is only true when the citizens become informed voters. 

The failure of citizens to recognize that attacks from foreign governments do not always come in the form of military invasions, but in the modern era, can come in the form of brainwashing techniques in social media.  Conspiracy theories have become useful tools by foreign governments to overthrow American democracy, and yet Americans are eating it up hook, line, and sinker. There are many Americans who do not realize that democracies are on decline around the world, and it is apparent that American democracy may join that decline.

Our forefathers knew that freedom of the press is the most powerful tool in preventing power-hungry dictators from gaining control over government. When a governmental official begins an assault on the press, red lights flash danger in all directions.  It is only a fool who will attempt to destroy a government of, for, and by, the people, in order to satisfy his own lust for power. When a fool leads a fool, they fall off the cliff together.  

America’s democracy is under attack because a man of color was elected as the President of the United States. The White Power Party is leading the attack. White men are determined not to loose the governing power of America. Their methods of keeping control are demeaning. It is a sad state of affairs that those methods include lying, cheating, and voter suppression; declaring mail-in votes a fraud, destroying the Christianity within the evangelical church, encouraging evangelical preachers to deliberately mislead parishioners, and by allowing Republican leaders to use other unscrupulous methods to stay in power. 

This is an insult to democracy and to all the men and women who sacrificed their lives to protect individual freedoms, but the disgrace rests upon the shoulders of those who are enabling this to happen.  Hitler had his enablers, and Donald Trump is following close in his footsteps, and the biggest surprise the modern world has experienced is the number of Americans who have sold their souls to the devil to become Trump enablers.    

 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

DISCRIMINATION AT CONCEPTION

 

DISCRIMINATION AT CONCEPTION 

I was discriminated against from the day I was born. As a teenager, I lived in a straight neighborhood surrounded by prejudice. I graduated from an all white high school and attended all white churches. I heard more sermons about homosexuality than I did about Jesus Christ, and that is a fact. Because I was not old enough to think for myself, I was brainwashed by the Southern Bible belt and the brainwashing that occurred did not prepare me to be a productive “world citizen.” It was a brainwashing of prejudice in which, as an adult, I rejected. 

I had much to learn and as I have said many times, I learned a great deal about prejudice when I taught in an all black high school.  The lessons I learned were helpful in preparing for a successful teaching career in an integrated school system. 

The main criticism I receive is, if you are such a great believer in America’s democratic government why did you leave? First of all, I think that is a legitimate question. I left America because I was tired of being treated as a third class citizen merely because I was gay. Being rejected by America’s straight society created the desire to look for a better place. I found that place in Thailand, where I am not judged by the character of my sexual orientation, but I am recognized as a productive community citizen. Plus, I am joined by millions of other homosexuals from nations around the world.   

Homosexuals are discriminated against by many major governments and by most major world religions.  Successful sexual expressions determine happiness from grief.  And since homosexuals have struggled for happiness, Thailand has offered a peaceful solution. 

It can no longer be concluded that the United States is the best place on the planet to live.  No matter how much objection comes from this statement, it is still the truth and millions are discovering that truth each day.   

The United States has developed a culture of white supremacy and white supremacy has created a culture of hate. Within the same surroundings American Christianity has developed a culture of hate. In essence, instead of developing a culture of superiority, it has developed a culture of ignorance. Thinking that white skin makes individuals superior to others is a false assumption, the same as thinking that heterosexuality makes one better than homosexuals. Some of the smartest people in the world have been homosexuals. In fact, King James the originator of the Holy Bible was a homosexual. 

Disrespecting others is an act of ignorance that leads to a life of conflict and unhappiness. Intelligent people disregard conflict knowing that happiness is the number one ingredient in the recipe for successful living. I choose to live in a place where all people are respected. I refuse to live in an environment where even members of my family and other so-called friends look down upon me as a third class citizen merely because I am an homosexual. The word homosexual has taken on a meaning of pride because what I see in the actions of the so-called straight communities of the United States makes me even prouder to be a part of the futuristic community of the New World Order.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

THE LEVER OF CORRUPTION

 

THE LEVER OF CORRUPTION 

I will speak out! My voice will be heard no matter how hard Republicans have tried to stop me. When I face my maker on the Great Judgment Day I will hold my head high and say I spoke the truth to Americans. 

The saddest experience of my life is to watch mothers and fathers sacrifice the future of their own children by supporting an authoritarian fool destroying the greatest democracy known to mankind. It is difficult to believe that parents who say they love their children will enter a voting booth and pull the lever in support of Donald Trump, which is pulling a lever for corruption. They are a sad example of parents desiring to leave this kind of America for their children. The biggest shame ever perpetrated on future generations is the sacrifice of a democracy for the limitations of personal freedoms imposed by an authoritarian monarch. 

It is a fact that politicians from around the world have found that the political arena offers an easy door to open into corruption, and thus they have used it. Working class citizens are so busy trying to make a living that they do not follow the voting record of elected officials.  And when elected officials go unchecked they will become corrupt. 

Republicans are using lawless tactics to change the history of the United States. In so doing they are opening the doors of the pits of hell for America’s future. Republicans have now legalized lying, legalized cheating, legalized adultery, legalized White Supremacy, legalized prejudice, and legalized bigotry, and thus changed the history of America’s judicial system. When one political party pads the judicial system to legalize lawlessness, they cannot expect the other side to stay within the confines of the law. This is exactly what has happened in America, and it has dimmed what was once the brightest light for freedom known to the world. 

I refuse to put in writing what is going to happen, because I do not want to be accused of advocating violence, but I will say America hasn’t experienced the tip of the ice burg as to what is going to happen in regards to lawlessness. No matter what Republicans say, they have legalized lawlessness and now Americans will suffer the consciences. 

Vladimir Putin is so excited that it is amazing that he hasn’t had a heart attack because he never dreamed in a million years that it would be so easy to destroy America’s democratic government. The devil is rejoicing because he never realized how easy it would be to destroy America’s evangelical Christianity. Evil forces from around the globe are rejoicing to see the prediction, which has been predicated for years, that America would be destroyed from within. 

The ghost of John McCain is already knocking on the door of Trump, and soon many others, who have died needlessly from Covid-19, will haunt Donald Trump until an already simple-minded limpkin will be driven to insanity. Donald Trump will run off into an undisclosed destination screaming that he was mistreated. However, that is the best we can hope for, but in reality he will be around for decades attempting to hustle up discord within American citizens. And there will always be those who are just as simple-minded as he is who will continue to follow.     

               

Sunday, August 30, 2020

WHY I LIVE IN THAILAND

 

WHY I LIVE IN THAILAND 

Thailand has a population of 70 million people plus, at least 5 million permanent immigrants. Thailand has the largest number of Chinese tourists of any nation on the planet. The minute governmental authorities were aware of Covid-19, they closed the country. The government leaders took the advice of scientists and doctors and encouraged all citizens to wear masks, stay inside as much as possible, and practice social distancing. 

Thai citizens are smart and took the corona-virus, Covid-19 very serious. They are wearing masks and are practicing social distancing. As a result, from a population of over 70 million, a total of only 58 deaths have occurred as the result of Covid-19. 

(A person must be some kind of stupid not to practice simple rules of hygiene, particularly when it is a matter of life and death.) 

When a prime minister cares more about the welfare of citizens than playing golf great things happen. The prime minister of Thailand has spent zero dollars playing golf. Instead, the money was used to place privacy, plastic shields around every student’s desk in Thailand. As a result, students have returned to class and there have been zero - (()) - student deaths caused by Covid-19. 

Don’t tell me this virus cannot be contained! Every American who has lost love ones, and every parent who has lost a child, remember this when you are in the voting booth in November, this did not have to happen! Other nations have proved it. The president of the USA called Covid-19 a hoax and said it would magically disappear; now 180,000 thousand deaths have occurred. 

Donald Trump has spent billions of tax-payer’s dollars playing golf while the death rate from Covid-19 has increased, and he still has no plan for containment.  Is there any wonder why the USA has become the laughing stock of the world?     

 

Friday, August 14, 2020

COMMON THOUGHT FOR THE COMMON MAN

 

COMMON THOUGHT FOR THE COMMON MAN 

“Make sure the skeletons in the closet will rattle.” 

DISLOYAL 

“I know where the skeletons are buried because I am the one who buried them.” 

“I knew him better than even his family…because I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in upgraded moments when he revealed who he really is: a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con-man … to golden showers in a sex club in Vegas!”

Michael Cohen wrote in the 3,700-word forward to his book, “DISLOYAL” available in September, 2020. 

WALKING INTO THE FIRE 

How many books have to be written?  How many witnesses have to come forward to testify to the lies and corruption of Donald Trump? 

 

There is no doubt that Donald J. Trump is by far the most corrupt president in the history of the United States. It is even sadder to admit that his corruption is upheld by his enablers who include his children, and his wife.  The Trump family is the most corrupt family in America’s political history. No matter the backlash, the continued approval of Donald Trump speaks volumes about the character of his supporters. 

The radicalization of the American evangelical movement has inflicted serious damage to American Christianity. The conspiracy theories displayed in American media by disguised Russian operatives have wrapped around the minds of many Trump supporters to be the truth. Apparently, Americans have become so stupid that they are allowing conspiracies by Vladimir Putin to destroy the United States of America. 

It is evident that Trump is setting the stage to declare the results of the November election a fraud, and his supporters know it, but they are too stubborn to accept the truth. 

The time has come that we must speak plainly; we must speak the truth. There is no more beating around the bush. A message to you, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Trump supporters, you know that Donald Trump is destroying America’s democracy in attempting to promote himself as an authoritarian leader.  You can no longer be called Americans. The shame you are perpetrating upon America’s political system is undeniable.  There will come a time when your ancestors will spit on your grave. 

Now opponents are coming on strong! 

Mika Brzezinski --- Morning Joe ---- To Trump supporters ---

 “How Stupid Can You Be!” 

Make no doubt about it; history will record the support of Donald Trump as one of the biggest mistakes ever made by Americans.

 

Evangelicals still believe in the commandments, “Thou shalt not have sex with a porn star,” … However, whether the president violated that commandment or not is totally irrelevant for our support of him. 

                                                 Robert Jeffress

                         (Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Dallas

         A quote from the book, “IT WAS ALL A LIE” by Stuart Stevens