Reducing Your Vulnerability of Lone Wolf Attacks, Government & Citizens
- At all cost avoid any public meeting with any member of police or military subjects–or any government personnel–and hold any necessary meeting with such government personnel on protected government property. Refuse any meeting suggested by any government personnel off protected property. Your life depends on this. Police and military officials must forbid their members of any public or private meetings with citizens off armed and secured government property except for their own family members, and during their own social activities such as church attendance, but they must ALWAYS be cautious and suspect of an attack. The breaking of this code by any members must lead to the immediate removal of such member from the force in order to protect the public and innocent people. Unions must be barred from any counter activities and if they refuse to cooperate then unions must be banned in the interest and safety of the public.
- Be keenly aware of your surroundings and reduce text messaging and cell phone, headphones or earplug usage and any distractions, of your complete attention. In most cases suspected lone wolf strikes, in the seconds before the attack, hostile and aggressive movement and behavior is clearly seen and detected and could be countered by loud voices, alarms and warnings by witnesses and personnel paying attention. Such alarm will reduce injuries and fatalities by having the attacked victims aware of the impending attack. In the case of armed police officers in groups some of them may be able to get off a shot and end the attack.
- Ban all gun restrictions on any property for any reason since concealed guns by lawful owners are the most effective deterrent in immediately halting violent attacks by lone wolves and violent criminals. If a conceal weapons permit is carried by an individual his or her firearm shall be allowed anywhere in the United States, including upon government property and may not be seized, checked or removed. Case after case has demonstrated it was in fact these armed lawful citizens who save the day and shot the perpetrator and prevented him from continued carnage.
- The FBI, The United States Justice Department, the administration and the media must immediately declare the Ft. Hood carnage and the recent Oklahoma beheading terrorist attacks and recall the foolish and ignorant “workplace violent” status. All crimes involving Islamic members must be declared terrorist attacks and be sentence to death for crimes involving murder. No special favors to any religious recognition to any prisoner who is charged with terrorist acts. Full head shaving and face shaving must be carried out and removal of any counter group such as the American Civil Liberties Union from practicing law or radicalizing American government with a full nationwide ban. No material may be received by any terrorist prisoner or communication outside the prison cell of any kind.
- Increase education, suggesting some of the above solutions, to make both government personnel and citizenship better prepared for impending lone wolf strikes. Share such education and accumulated knowledge with other nations, Western and Eastern, to reduce human casualties at home and abroad.
- Understand that lone wolf terrorists are almost always angry at government and will use their terror as an excuse to justify their vengeance against government in one manner or another, even if something else triggers the episode, such as a sudden lost of job, (false workplace violence) sudden divorce or separation or threats thereof, any kind of rejection, any sudden loss that upsets the terrors in sending them over the deep end and causing them to “snap” and/or mental illness and prolonged exposure to radical groups, meetings and association, literature, propaganda, speeches, live or audio recording, websites and other methods of mind influence.
- Law enforcement needs to monitor–through court ordered warrants–not only comments and communication to such radical sites but the hits or attendance of such. If a website is known to be Islamic extreme and radical, hate filled and crime educing, soliciting then those visiting such sites need to be tracked and monitored. Such sites must eventually be shut down with the administrators, executives and operating employees and participants taken into custody for inciting terrorism.
- In public places never sit facing a wall, always have your back to the wall. Sometimes your sixth sense and intuition will be your best friend.
- We must meet the brutal force of terrorism with an even more brutal force if we expect to stop it, otherwise terrorism will grown and we will all be prisoners of the terrorists. A terrorist most powerful weapon is the emotion of fear. We need to make them fear and we can only do that by surrendering our need for humane and civil justice and deliver a response to the terrorist far more terrorizing than their own. We cannot stop terrorism otherwise. Our dreams would only result in nightmares.
Since my previous installment concerning the Lone Wolf serial and series, numerous lone wolf attacks have occurred across North America. I had documented well ahead of time that lone wolf attacks would increase and dominate news reports and they have. They will escalate at a terrorizing pace and frighten the Western world into submission if our political and law enforcement strategy in dealing with terrorism is not altered and amended to include a number of reversals in policy and legislation.
I am not a prophet. I am not a fortuneteller. I do not predict futuristic events using wacko methods, I formulate accurate probabilities using intellectual data collection and reading the signs of existence. Much like a business and financial strategist who projects the movement of the stock market, I can base the probable outcome of homeland terrorism by the conduct of our government and lack of leadership among other important factors, including chatter on radical or extreme sites and live conversations on the streets and backyards. Just as I had accurately predicted, documented and published the Great Recession a full year ahead of the so-call government experts, which are a truly ignorant source of government waste and expenditure, I accurately predicted the burst of lone wolf attacks and unrest in America and even the Western Hemisphere.
Lone wolf strikes aren’t something of the past, they are something of the future, unfortunately. Vigilance is paramount in combating the sudden impact of lone wolf attacks. Police presence in your vicinity increases the likelihood you will either be a victim or witness to a violent lone wolf strike or you will be collateral damage–or someone you know will be-to one. Massive crowds at public events and government installations and personnel are also targets, but less so than police assassinations, because of increased security at such events and locations.
Why are police targeted and attacked or why do lone wolves now predominately attack police officers, local, state and federal agents?
Because police are the iconic and symbolic symbol of government. Police represent what some term as the POLICE STATE or an aggressive government making decisions and behaving against the people’s will. Rather or not we are moving toward a genuine police state or an ultra aggressive government where politicians and bureaucrats ignore public opinion and create policy and laws to the objection of the people is beside the point and irrelevant to the reason police are signaled out and randomly attacked. Police unequivocally represent “The Government”. That government representation as far as the lone wolf is concerned means the entire government. That is, the entirety of the local, state and federal government, none being differenced as a rule. To the lone wolf, differentiation between local, state and federal governments is so minute all police represent the same, the symbolic enemy, or The Government.
The government is the conscious target, the high-value target, while the subliminal target is the police officer, any police officer, either in uniform or plain clothes, or anyone or anything in affiliation with law enforcement; that is police dogs, vehicles, buildings and property, families, associates or even citizens in cooperation or socialization with police officers.
So why are police chosen to be attacked in such numbers that are increasingly beyond their representation of government?
Because they are easy targets, and extremely so.
Police are the symbol of law and order, the protection and guardian of the society and by striking them, making them appear to be vulnerable, perpetrators have the belief they have knocked down the gate and the gatekeeper. Fear is installed in the minds of the public. Fear is the predominate emotion the terrorist, rather foreign or domestic tries to install in the masses. Fear is the objective. If the one who protects us is eliminated or destroyed, who is going to protect us? We are vulnerable. We are in fear. Fear is the objective, the motivation. The military and the police are our protectors, so when they are attacked and left neutralized we are unprotected and the terrorist has struck at the core of our fear. That is why they are called terrorists.
In the recent case of local Las Vegas police officers who were ambushed and gunned down in cold blood by a lone wolf cell, a husband and wife team, while the cops lunched at a pizza parlor across the street from a Wal-Mart where yet another victim was killed moments later by the same lone wolf cell, prior to the episode ending with the lone wolf cell being eliminated by the police and/or themselves in the back of the Wal-Mart store that same pre-described scenario unfolded–animosity against the government–and the police were the symbolic icons representing that government.
It is easy to sneak up on unsuspecting police while they are 10-7 (out-of-service). Police are human. When they relax they let their guard down. They become vulnerable and no one expects an ambush or sneak attack. Even if they are armed they are not prepared for the unsuspecting surprise.
Anyone dining with the police would have likely been eliminated by the gunmen as well since they are “collaborating with the enemy.”
Criminals and knowledgeable people can “smell” police officers a mile away. Little telltale signs point to indication one is a police officer if that target is not in uniform and there are a number of things such as the presence of an unmarked police car that looks like an unmarked police car or an unmarked car with official government plates, accompanies by such things as a cowl-mounted spot light or “search light” a brush guard or front bumper-mounted ram, “official” or “Government” license plates, communication antennas, dash mounted computer systems, expensive three piece suits, usually worn today only by the likes of undertakers, car salesmen and no uniformed cops. The kempt looks of haircut, clean shave, manicured fingernails and spit shinned leather shoes as well as the slight bulge sometimes seen under a business suit indicates, among many other factors and telltale signs, cops. Likewise military personnel are easily identifiable.
Police personnel and military personnel will be attacked and increasingly in numbers as an ignorant administration invites an Armageddon of lone wolf strikes at home and abroad. Subsequent articles will explain more about this lone wolf terrorism that will bring the moral of America’s (and Western nations) government personnel to their knees. Soldiers and cops will be the targets and anyone associated with them will be the collaborating source or collateral damage. Moral will drop, fear will rise.
Increased awareness of sudden attack vulnerability must be implemented and avoidance of easy-target exposure. The following are a few suggestions to counter such unavoidable attacks since lone wolves lack of communication make them stealth-like and highly unpredictable in which police, soldiers and the general public must develop the attitude that an attack is ALWAYS imminent and ALWAYS IMMEDIATELY impending. Think an attack is coming, and be prepared. How do you do that?
Part II of The Rise of the Lone Wolf will be published on a pre-posted scheduling after midnight PST.
America’s Leaders are neither trained nor ready to lead.
The Kurds are the only people in the Middle East ready for prolonged, hardcore war and they are brave fighters like Americans without the cowardly blood running through their veins that cause others in that region to surrender. The women shouldn’t be fighting men’s war, but they are, and bravely so. We need to give them the weapons so they can do their job that nobody else seems to be doing–or want to do. And we need to do it now, not next year, not next month, not next week, but now, TODAY!
The United States cannot wait while an incompetent president fails to act in retaking Iraq and to prevent further loss to ISIS terrorists. We cannot wait one year to train fighters in Iraq, Syria or Saudi Arabia. That is an asinine plan. We need boots on the ground now. Last month. Since last June. We need to land the entire fighting force of America’s First Team, the 1st Cav Division, on the ground now, followed by the Marines and other divisions and we need to train the Kurds in direct combat as we go, giving them the ultimate weapons to win the fight and establish a free state. We need Special Forces and Rangers and SEALs–America’s Best–to go in and do their job and do it right. We need gunship’s and Apaches saturating the skies over Iraq, Syria and Turkey, so many so the ISIS will think darkness has fallen upon them.
We need the best and most innovated war equipment at our disposal, and we need to get it deployed. We need, heavy artillery and we need a full recall of the most seasoned combat fighting troops the ignorant president laid off so we can annihilate the ISIS now by hunting them down and exterminating them, every Goddamn one of them, wherever they run, wherever they hide. And we should send the same message George W. Bush sent, “Any nation that harbors these terrorists shall feel the U.S. militarily landing on its back.” PERIOD!
We can defeat the ISIS–or any terrorists on the face of this planet–the Hamas, Hezbollah or any or all of them if politicians would just get the hell out of the way and let the experienced military do the job it is trained to do and the boys have lived their entire lives to do. America’s men were raised by fathers and grandfathers who went to war. They are ready to fight and they are ready right NOW! It’s in their genes and they don’t need some dumb-ass politician making pansies out of them. They didn’t join the military to stand on some base polishing shoes, they joined to fight for democracy, the world over. Now, let them go and let them do it. They are fighting men and women and they are battle born. So, let’s get them over there and do their job they were trained to do. NOW!
American has never had a prouder military than after a victory and a victory is calling.
A Homeland Series
A Lone WOLF Serial
The lone wolf is the most dangerous predator on American soil. Or any soil where he treads, domestic or foreign. He is the most feared predator. I speak not of the animal in the wild, but the humans among us. I pluralized the people part because the lone wolf is often mistaken as a sole predator without the company of other operatives. That is only partially (but, mostly so,) correct. As we move deeper into this serial about the lone wolves the reader will develop a growing education of what I am referring. We are in an era where the lone wolf will gain greater coverage in the front-page news and prime-time media discussion. I will present these as part of the Homeland or Homeland Wars series of my works which include, along with the Lone Wolf serial, fiction and nonfiction works, as being scheduled for commercial publication as well as related works presented in my blogging projects.
The lone wolf is the most feared individual that any law enforcement agency ever encounters. But the lone wolf is not always alone, and I’ll show you why and how I draw that conclusion. The lone wolves sometimes act in packs just like any other predator, they just operate differently and usually pull off strikes alone. A lone wolf by the usual sense of law enforcement terminology is a “domestic terrorist”. I don’t always agree with that statement. He can be domestic or foreign and he can strike at home, in America or abroad. He will strike law enforcement and military symbols of government. He will strike civilians, too. This article is primarily concerned with domestic lone wolves striking law enforcement, but we must keep in mind lone wolves are worldwide and will explode in the next few months and years and become a dominate operating system of both domestic and foreign terrorists at home and abroad. Although they usually operate alone with sudden and dramatic striking force, they often sit in the same classroom, studying the same material, listening to the same lectors and are educated by the same, often identical, masters of influence. In the case of foreign terrorists the meeting places are the universities, social medias and the religious houses that preach the violence and influence young minds to radicalism. The deadliest lone wolves are seasoned combat veterans of the United States Army, but sometimes other military institutions such as the U.S. Marines. Today’s law enforcement is totally ignorant about the operation(s) of lone wolves in America. We are all ignorant to some degree. The basic operation of lone wolves leave us without the ability to foresee strikes that are covert in nature since there is zero communication that is traceable. The only one that knows of an imminent lone wolf attack is the lone wolf unless there is a tight-knit, tight-lipped pack coordination.
Rather the lone wolf strikes in America as a domestic terrorist or radical terrorists in a foreign nation against Americans or any other target their motivation is usually the same, revenge and to inflict fear. Revenge and fear are the cornerstones of their terrorism. Whatever it is they want to strike, they do so because the hate what the target represents and they want to destroy it and they want to inflict the highest level of fear when they do so. Weak political and bureaucratic leaders and unjust actions by government will raise the level of lone wolf strikes and inflict the greatest amount of damage.
The bad news is we are in an era where lone wolf strikes will increase, and dramatically so. The good news is this series and serial along with my philosophical writings, commentaries, essays, and as well, and if not more importantly so, my works of fiction, will present revolutionary thoughts to prepare for and reduce the damage the lone wolves will rain down on America in the coming ages. That eruption may occur again tomorrow, next week, next month or next year. There is a lot that weighs on the likeliness of lone wolf strikes and domestic terrorist attacks as well as semi-related radical militia uprisings. From power grid strikes to rising law enforcement assassinations to strikes against opposition targets, the lone wolf will be present in daily conversation locally and nationally.
Lone wolves are almost always of domestic nature, but can be sympathizers of international terrorism, too, which makes them even deadlier. Their strength is in secrecy and surprise. Little or nothing is traceable until it is too late, after the damage has been done.
A single lone wolf can require hundreds, even thousands of law enforcement officers (LEOs) to track them. A single lone wolf can consume millions of taxpayer dollars in the manhunt used to track and capture or track and destroy them and millions more to prosecute if they are taken alive, something which is increasing unlikely. Imagine a thousand lone wolves operating simultaneously or back-to-back across America. Or tens of thousands. Foolish and ignorant law enforcement won’t do anything to reduce these foreseen strikes. Instead, they are unconsciously likely to invite more. They won’t even know what they are involved with until after the strike. Instead, law enforcement needs to rethink, retrain, adjust, adapt and reverse a large portion of the current procedures and policy, including police and public servants attitude toward the public. If they don’t adjust, chances are the blood will shed, and too often, like in any war or conflict, it will be the blood of the innocent. Change to avoid or reduce such premeditated and provoked violence can come only from intelligent thinking and smart leadership, something America seems to often be lacking, yet something that is not impossible to obtain. Watch for the next Lone Wolf installment in either fiction or nonfiction form in the Vegas Valley media group.
Lone Wolf: A lone wolf is an animal or human who spends most of their time alone rather than in a group. The definition in this serial (a mix of fiction and nonfiction writing in regularly scheduled installments) is that of a lone person acting in a criminal manner using deadly weapons or fatal methods to attack a specific target, most often police or government, to satisfy a revenge of personal grudge. The vengeance may or may not include civilian targets and casualties and may include a wide range of grievances. There are many different types of lone wolves which are predators preying on a variety of targets including police, government, women or individuals, specific groups and targets. Serial killers and criminals that prey upon nongovernmental targets and objectives, rather individual or groups, can sometimes be classified as lone wolves although they are not commonly considered so. They are in reality lone wolves because they operate alone and it is the solitude operative that makes the lone wolf so deadly and difficult to catch. Unless he or she makes a mistake, leaves incriminating evidence, acts under surveillance cameras or witnesses, talks to someone who might turn informant, the lone wolf is extremely difficult to detect and almost never predicted to strike until after the fact.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) classifies a “lone wolf” as non-U.S. citizen or person operatives. I classify a lone wolf as any person or closed cell that conducts acts of terrorism or violence upon individuals or groups including government and nongovernmental facilities, agencies and personnel, inside or outside of the United States of America.
LEO: Law enforcement officer(s)
Serial: Written works of same story-line released in installments at regular intervals. Examples are a novel released in installments, often numbered.
Series: Written works released in a common theme but different story line. Examples Homeland Series or Homeland Wars Series are stories about homeland-American unrest, survival, deep-woods survival, terrorists attacks, lone wolves attacks, foreign invasions, political tyranny, military coup, a coming second civil war, revolution, race wars, Mexican-American conflicts, chaos in the homelands, and such things as American Spring, revolts, etc all occurring in the “homeland” of America and disrupting civilized and modern life as we know it.
Note: It can and will be argued that the definition of a “lone wolf” must operate alone in order to be labeled a lone wolf, but in my serial and general series dealing with the human lone wolf I also sometimes refer to a lone wolf cell or a lone wolf pack which for example is an impenetrable, unable to be infiltrated, lone wolf team. Examples are husband and wife, lovers, related persons such as parents and/or siblings and the like who even under torture would not give up information to incriminate the lone wolf cell. Although more than one person works in harmony it is identical as a sole being operating because nothing is compromised. For that reason the stories and essays that will be presented consider such operatives as lone wolves because that is what they essentially are, restrained or lack of communicativeness of all members which makes them ultra deadly. Every writer can write something others may disagree with, I am no exception.
Do you believe in astrology? Horoscopes? I do. Sometimes. Why? Because they are so often true. Their hammer doesn’t often miss the head of the nail. For decades I’ve read my horoscope and more often than not they led to mostly true occurrences. At least for me, and sometimes for people I knew.
The Church fathers would probably frown to learn such a thing. Christians normally aren’t suppose to believe in some power competing with God–but I believe horoscopes and astrology are God’s plan. After all, we’re talking about something in His universe–His galaxy. He created it, so why doesn’t He rule it? I think He does. Just like He is science when most…or many folks decides to separate the two, and divide them. In my book, God is science. God is astrology. He controls it all. And, it’s not superstition. If anything, it’s a phenomenon.
Of course, your horoscope is only as good as your astrologist.
One of my favorite astrologists is Rob Brezsny. You can find him weekly where I do–in the Las Vegas Weekly (I use the hard copy magazine) or if you want to go to the next level you can reach him here at Free Will Astrology. com for audio or text horoscopes. Call in doesn’t appear to be available anymore since he no longer seems to be connected with RealAstrology.com a former location he used to communicate from. In any event, Rob is readily available at the above connections and his e-mail is available.
Anyone who knows me knows the last few years have been turbulent and plagued with one misfortune after another, especially medical and financial. I’m often accused of being negative. That’s because I live in a negative world. I find it hard to be humble and positive when there are so many destructive things around me. Just like I am not radical, as I am sometimes called. Although I am often accused of such, I am traditional, not radical. The world around me is radical. And, it’s becoming more radical everyday. And, those people in that world are on a collision course with doom–but you can’t tell them anything less you are bombarded with insults and innuendos. But Rob Brezsny can sometimes save the day. At least for me, and the night, too.
Rob Brezsny can sometimes explain the day with his (your) horoscope and those of your counter force or associates, whichever the case may be–if you know it. Here are two of my recent horoscopes and Rob wrote them as if they were a directive, so I can’t say I could disagree–in fact, he is right more often than not. How can I not trust him? Besides, everything is in line exactly as he forecast. I’ll save the best one for last:
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)
Do you have any interest in reworking–even revolutionizing–your relationship with the past? If so, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to do so…
Then it goes on with more detail so specific to the events one must wonder if NSA took a front-row interest in me and are spying on my every thought. The next horoscope not only strikes at the core of long preparation of return to grace, but so accurate the arrow sliced the apple.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)
When did you first fall from grace? Do you remember? It has happened to most of us. We spend time being privileged or cared about or respected, and then, suddenly, we no longer are. We lose our innocence. Love disappears. Our status as a favorite comes to an end. That’s the bad news, Leo. The good news is that I think the months ahead may be time for you to climb back up to one of those high states of grace that you fell from once upon a time. The omens suggest that even now you’re making yourself ready to rise back up–sooner than you think, there will be an invitation to do so.
I can’t wait. You bet I’m ready, Rob. Thanks for the directive. I think it rings true. I do know I have been “making myself ready”. And I am.
Grab your own horoscope from Rob at one of the links above and if anything else, have fun with it and see how close this astrologist comes in making your inspirations come true. ENJOY!
Should we partner with Iran to wage a joint war against the self-named Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? The short answer is yes. Yes, but you will never see it happen. Why is it a yes, that we ought to partner with a symbolic foe against a common enemy? Why?
There is a long-stirring division between our two countries primarily over Iran’s nuclear enhancements. The left and the right say no to partnership with Iran because of that long-term dispute over nuclear achievement, among other things such as knowledge that Iran supplies weapons to other terrorist organizations.
Are we not also currently at odds with Russia and Vladamir Putin over issues such as Ukraine? But don’t we have a lasting relationship or partnership with science, space exploration, space-station research and transit and with medical knowledge sharing as well as other social endeavors? We certainly do and none of them are being threatened to be scrapped due to our differences over Ukraine or with political opposition. So, why can’t we use the same logical sense and apply it with Iran? Besides, if we did we just might turn a foe into a less hostile adversary.
We have absolutely little to lose by teaming up with Iran in a coalition against ISIS terrorists. If anything, we stand to gain since Iran just might unleash the exterminating powers needed to rid the world of the most barbaric subhuman existence known to modern man.
Iran is a Shia Islam nation and the ISIS are Sunni. They are similar in belief, but yet have differences. There is nothing more perfect than a radical Islamic nation joining the fight to exterminate a radical Islamic wanna be. If there is, let me know what that might be. Or, is it that we don’t want to exterminate the ISIS? Maybe we want to house them down in Gitmo so we can let them loose later on so they can breed and regenerate. There are some who call themselves Americans who would enjoy just such a thing.
A partnership with Iran is not a bad idea to fight the ISIS, an organization which could have and should have been eliminated or at least severely reduced months, even years ago, if we had leaders in this country and around the world. Such partnership is by no means an offer to climb into bed together. We shouldn’t trust the Iranians, but if we are to have no boots on the ground, then trust ought not be an issue. It is a single mission to conduct a single outcome; to destroy the ISIS terrorist movement. Period.
We need to rethink, ah, but the problem, do we have leaders who can think?
The purpose of the video and its length is to show the world that Americans were not all born with silver spoons in their mouths nor live in gold mansions on the hills over looking valleys of green meadows, butterflies and rainbows and milk and honey. Nor is Vegas, the land of fame and fortune. We here in Vegas, that live on the wrong side of town, are probably more alike those of you who live in the four corners of the earth where poverty and despise is as abundant as grains of sand in a desert without oases, than not. We have the same frustrations, the same political discontent, the same dangers of loss of life with crime as high where 1 in 5 people can become a causality. We are not at war. We are at peace. No civil war rages through our community like many overseas, yet focus on survival is not only an everyday thing, but an hourly thing.
After an interruption with my photo sideshow because of an inferior and flawed WordPress platform system, I had to find other ways to route my photos. I attempted to route it through my Facebook photo page. That proved futile. The video came up, with the music but was black screened with no pictures. FB is an antiquated system and always has been. I refuse to be forced by communists abroad or at home. So that the world may know and fully understand, I know the true meaning of communism and force is an identical characteristic. I view anyone who forces someone to do something or suppresses someone to something is a communist. Now that we understand communistic problems, let us clarify one more thing. I’m not here to make friends. You won’t invite me to your backyard barbecue this weekend and I’m not going to invite you in for a sammy and cup of mud. Now that we have that out of the way, I can go ahead and finish my story. As a few of you know from the Devil Follows Me days, and my column on the Dark Prince, he continues to encircle me, more than any other soul on earth. But I’ll never surrender to that POS in a pig yard. Now, I can tell the rest of my story… until Lucifer decides it’s time for round 6 trillion, 6 hundred thousand and 6. Then we’ll be down again, until we figure out a way around his trap. Read the quote I wrote this morning. It’s down there, below, the way of the inferno.
Last week I started writing about crime in our neighborhood of which is rapidly escalating. In 2010, three Las Vegas neighborhoods were on the FBI’s top ten most dangerous neighborhoods of the top twenty-five. Vegas neighborhoods, from where your present company publishes deep inside his bunker, ranked 3rd, 4th and 8th on that list. Then we went off the map and for the most part Chicago and Detroit neighborhoods kept us off that crime map. As Kicking the Can Down the Road explains, I like to use visual art with my stories. I’ve done that since the very first story I wrote to publish when I was probably 9-years-old. WordPress doesn’t allow videos from your own computer to be loaded up to their blogging platform. They own it, I don’t. I couldn’t run the video through one of my current blogs within the Blogger’s system because they are enhances by AdSense commercial advertising which WordPress doesn’t like and prohibits in their Terms and Conditions. There for I exercised a legal way to get around technical BS and arrive at the same results, that could have been avoided if WP wasn’t so damn greedy and stubborn. I have nothing but good to say about WordPress and I’ve been with them for years in paid and non-paid blogging and website experiences. But the need to purchase and add plugins is a wee bit silly for a normal blog. Okay, enough ranting about WP substandard policies, unless I’m missing something and research shows I am not, it’s time to move on.
The links to the video and story that shows the visual graphics that go with the starting story, Fire in the Valley: The Poverty Among Us is ready, is below. Read the story and the watch the video, neither are strength upon their own, but support each other.
Wouldn’t it have been great if I didn’t need to go through all of this?… a simple video upload without need for a plugin and all that sort of stuff would have been REALLY NICE! I would have been done a week ago. Now I can get back to my stories… hopefully. Some of the timely events will be untimely by the time they get published, but that’s the way it is on this side of the tracks…
“The second mouse always gets the cheese…don’t fall into a trap. Learn your way around all traps and make yourself victorious.” ~ Cliff Harrison
…and the world thought we Americans all lived in multimillion-dollar mansions. They imagine we live on hills overlooking the valleys of prosperous economies that belonged to us alone. That our homes were lined in silver and gold and our land stretches for as far as the eye could see to the nearest neighbor. Milk ponds abound swam by white swans and pink flamingos, and that we had two cars on each side of the driveway, his and her side. And, outside our doors and windows are the manicured lawns and gardens with dozens of immigrant labors landscaping our property to preserve our worth and status in society. That these imagined workers keep every blade of grass as groomed as the supposed hair upon our heads. Reality tells those who are outside looking in a very different story. Here is the reality…
Vegas is just as much an illusion as America herself is. The poverty here isn’t nearly as bad as it is on Pine Ridge. On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to Wounded Knee, the poverty is much worse. There’s higher unemployment and far more sorrow–but still, some of those among us aren’t far behind them, and in some cases they may even be a tad bit ahead. Poor is poor. Hungry is hungry. Homeless is homeless. Sad is sad. No matter what corner of the world one lives in, the destruction of life and property spells disaster and it hurts all the way to the bone. It ruins to the heart and the core of the soul.
The sorrow drips from the eyes of the citizens of the world, who dwell in such destitution, here, in America and abroad. Pain is pain. Misery is misery. Some adjust and some don’t. Some escape it and some never do. Poverty is nothing more than an attitude, yet some can not cope with the misery of it. Only the genius among the poor know how to adapt and adjust. When you live in a world where the loudest scream in never heard one can only do with what one has to do with. After one has lost everything, one can loose no more. But make do, one must. Only then can one make life grand. Grandness among the poor is something to behold. But it can be done. To become free of the shackles around the ankles and the steel collars around the neck one must desire liberation from suppression more than anything else in the Alley of Frustration. Freedom comes to those who persevere and prevail in a steadfast manner without ceasing a single moment, until the restraints of slavery are broken and the chains fall free.
We Must Pray for Ukraine and Plead with Vladimir Putin to recognize the sovereignty of Ukraine; for him to ask the Pro-Russian forces and civilians in Ukraine to give peace a chance. My heart is broken since I have friends on both sides of this conflict that is the dark reminiscence of World War II’s Ukrainian-Russian conflict, where more people died than anywhere in the world, including the Jewish Holocaust. Ukraine has one of the longest histories in the world of suppression. The world must recognize her right to sovereignty. The killing will only further open wounds of hostility and burn hatred into the minds and hearts of the lost soul’s loved one’s for the rest of their lives. Killing the innocent can never right a wrong. Killing the defenseless can never cure failed leadership. Killing the wrong people, that had no choice than to be where they were during the time of war, can never solve problems. The killing of civilians is never justified no matter the reason for the war. Never. The voices of the innocent cry in the shadows of war. We must not tolerate the slaying of innocent civilians, for either side, during the course of war. It is simply not acceptable in the 21st Century. No exceptions, no excuses. Period! We must stand for peace, for what else is there worth standing for? All we are saying, is give peace a chance.
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Ukraine Fighting Intensifies
IT SADDENS ME that the unrest in Ukraine continues. It is a delicate situation unfolding. Extremely delicate. Crimea is an important providence to Russia. It has a large military base there, the Black Sea Fleet.
The Majority of Ukrainians that live in Crimea call themselves, not Ukrainian, but Russian. They speak Russian and they desire Russia’s support. The majority want Russian troops to come in and protect them. Russia wants Crimea, it is too vital of an area for them to lose it. They won’t walk away from Crimea.
With the Crimea population’s majority pro-Russian there is only one logical thing to do if one considers the “democratic” process that political and media leaders have been advocating and that is to break off Crimea from Ukraine and hand it over to the Russians. The people of Crimea have spoken that they are Russians and that they want Russia, the Mother Country, to come save them. While that is the logical thing to do “Democratically” there is the dilemma, Ukraine, except for Crimea and areas that border Russia on the east that are mostly pro-Russia are anti-Russian.
If the escalation is not defused immediately civil war is inevitable. It is unlikely any nation on this planet will stop Russia from taking Crimea. The turmoil in Ukraine is an event of escalating sorrow. We all must pray for peace, and for comfort for all the souls that endure these turbulent times in Ukraine. A war with Russia spells only one thing, Russia would crush Ukraine. That would be tragic for all parties involved, and the world.
These are trying times for Ukraine, a nation that has a history of trying times and hardship that few nations have endured for such a prolonged history. While I support peace in the region, it is difficult for me to either choose sides or to vision peaceful results to a situation that has been stirring for decades and is inevitably about to come to the boiling point. The region will likely see an eruption that will likely spill blood in magnitude portions. The world will be absolutely helpless.
Failing to choose sides, does not mean I do not desire to see peaceful democratic solution to a tragic problem, it means I have zero confidence in today’s world leaders, at home and abroad, to lead toward peace. I wish I could. I wish I did.
The events unfolding in the Crimea region of Ukraine greatly disturbs me. The world stands behind and stood behind the Ukrainian people for their plea for democratic society and the right to self-governed and to be a sovereign nation. The fact that the people of Crimea desire Russia as their sovereign power and representative support constitutes the dilemma that will likely shed a dark period in the region as was seen in Georgia. Sarah Palin had warned of such escalation in the region years ago. The world ignored and rejected the notion. Now the souls of Ukraine will pay the price.
What we have is a problem that years ago should have been at the discussion table and has been rejected. Now we are faced with the ultimatums, simple and pure, peace or war, between Russia and Ukraine, peace or civil war between Ukrainians, Crimea separated from the body of Ukraine or Russia performing an unlikely precedent in its history, especially among former Soviet Union states and allowing Crimea–and its naval base and majority Russian people– to remain in the control of an anti-Russian Ukraine. Flipping a coin can only predict the outcome if both sides of the coin are either heads or tails. Regardless, the world, Ukraine, Russia and Crimea, all lose. The future could never be the same.
The world body needs to act at this very hour to enroll Ukraine into NATO or forever hold it’s peace.
The rest of us, especially Orthodox Christians, need to pray and pray relentlessly.
The tears we shed will forever flow in the river of agony and despair.
The gates of hell are wide open.
Will the iron fist and the hammer and sickle swing low and forceful again?
Sarah Palin’s 2008 Prediction Comes True. The world leadership, or lack thereof, gave Russian President Putin the green light to go into Crimea. It should have been expected. Russia simply has too much at stake to walk away. The instability in Ukraine threatened the Russian interest, now the entire mess will get ugly.
Harris Faulkner Interviews K.T.McFarland, About Palin’s 2008 Prediction
Kathleen Troia “K.T.” McFarland, is Fox News National Security Analyst and long-time White House national security expert. She was also an aide to numerous presidential administrations, high-level political posts and held top executive jobs for the United States during her long and distinguished career.
[This writing was first-drafted prior to the Russian recent invasion of Crimea, Ukraine. Putin’s army now controls the Crimea region.]