Thursday, May 28, 2015

China talks of war with the US?

Read what I wrote in 2012 paying close attention to the bold italics. then clink on the link below

Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2012 6:08 PM Subject: returning home, memorial thoughts

Friends I am reporting in from Ninoy Aquino Airport in Manila, Philippines waiting for the return flight home. What a long flight about 35 hours or so of airport and flying time. What a trip it has been. I never did the tourist thing, I got to experience the Filipino way of life. Tourist spots are OK to relax but if you really want to know the people and the city or country you are visiting you have to get away from those areas and boy did I.   
I was in an area called Mindanao. It is one step away from being restricted to travel. Muslims and kidnappers not only target Americans which are a prime prize but also any Filipino that appears well off or has a position such as a doctor, nurse, teacher, politician to name a few.                                          
There were things in the Philippines I liked 100 times more and then there was times I wanted to be home. One reason I wanted to return was because I really felt like I was in jail because they did not want me walking around alone. When Walt was here we didn't listen. He walked behind me watching my back and every so often I would turn around to make sure he was OK. When he left I had had enough of being locked in my room waiting until someone came to get me so I ventured out. But clearer thinking prevailed and my walk was short.

This made me reflect on the holiday we are about to celebrate in America, Memorial Day. It is because of our founding fathers AND all the veterans who fought to give us our freedom that we can go out in America without fear. And in neighborhoods that aren't safe we have the right to bear arms to keep ourselves safe. Not like in the Philippines especially Zamboanga where people do not like to go out late at night or in certain areas any time of the day and carrying guns are frowned upon. Even though the Philippines are a free republic how free are they really, domestically and from foreign invaders?

I talked to quite a few Filipinos about the stand off with China who are encroaching into Philippines waters to fish and also for natural resources. They talk of being crushed unless America intervenes and stands with the Philippines. They have a Filipino word to describe this. That word is balikatan which means shoulder to shoulder. So unless America stands shoulder to shoulder with the Philippines they are doomed. That's how they view America, the strongest nation on earth.

In closing ponder this. A person is considered a hero when he saves a family member or friend. How much more is a person a hero who saves the life of a stranger?                                                           Now go one step further, how about risking ones own life for a stranger in another country?       Would you give up your life to secure freedom? Would you put your life on the line to free a country in bondage?
Veterans have in the past and still do and how many have lost their lives in doing so? What is freedom worth to you? Enough to give up your life?

Have a safe Memorial Day!
Carey Masci

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The answer - As Baltimore Burns

I laughed when I received Time magazine in the mail today. The cover reads. America 2015/1968 What has changed. What hasn't Keep reading you will understand why I laughed, maybe they are reading my blog – Ha!
Alright Friends, are you ready for the answer? I will tell you this, the guesses I received were all wrong.

Those quotes and paragraphs below were taken from U.S. News & World Report August 14, 1967. Yes it is in my magazine collection. When I read it I immediately thought of Ferguson, Mo. and now Baltimore but it could be any riot of today.

The point I want to bring out as much as we think humans progress and learn we don't! We are constantly doing what we did. I use to wonder how could the bible be relevant today, those people lived thousands of years ago and rode around on donkeys and camels and lacked any modern conveniences but besides those differences man is basically as he was, human nature has stayed the same.

So should we just disregard these current riots as it will be OK, this happened before. Absolutely not. Every time something like this happens America slips a notch. In 1967 more than 100 cities had riots. The cost to Detroit alone was close to a billion dollars. Where is Detroit today? Not all can be blamed on the riots but it has played a large part in Motowns decline.

Furthermore every time there is a mass riot with large scale looting and burning it's a step closer to the federal government taking more control of your life by instituting more laws and a bigger police state. And we know from the past where that can lead - think Hitler, Stalin, and Mao just to name a few.

What is the answer for these problems of today? I can tell you what was suggested back in 1967. On the last page is an article written by David Lawrence. The last two paragraphs of that article read:

We have been talking.... about a “Great Society”. But we now realize we have a disordered society. It is not just a question of providing material benefits. We must also reiterate and impressively sloganize the words from the Ten Commandments.
Thou shalt not kill... Thou shalt not steal... Thou shall not covet thy neighbors house... nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.”

But that won't work in today's politically correct society where man's laws continue to grow and the importance of God lessens every day. And we know where that leads once God is removed, it leads to communism which is another lesson from the past that America is failing.

In red I put the names of the people who wrote the articles below:
As Baltimore burns....

Another step towards a police state and another step backwards towards racial unity. Are all blacks to blame, no – but will all blacks pay – yes and that is what's sad.

Here is a test that I hope all will participate. I want to see who can guess what incident these articles are talking about and who wrote or said them. I changed a few words and omitted some names not to give the answer away and did not write the whole article. So lets see who is paying attention.

In the follow up I will make the point I am trying to bring to the forefront of all this madness and of course tell you if your guess is right. Now the test:

1. Governor Romney of Michigan speaking about President LBJ I think the President of the United States played politics in a period of tragedy and riot. Hours elapsed between the time I asked for help in putting down rioters.

2. Negro Writer George Schuyler …. millions of whites have fallen for the line they are responsible for the evils of slavery. The successful black has been downgraded as a self-seeking opportunist; the jobless, embittered, violence prone black has been idealized as the true voice of the people. … greed, brutality, racism has been the most consistent weapon of Communists in their efforts to undermine free society's. The black upper class has been frightened into silence by the local and national Pied Pipers who are leading gangs of dropouts and delinquents and the criminally inclined astray. The agitators gather crowds by blaming whites for all the African American ills, while the responsible black leadership either defends this falsehood, remains silent or whimpers we didn't really mean it after cities have burned to ashes.

3. I could not locate the authors name for articles 3 through 6 Americans to date have given little heed to.... that guerrilla warfare would be waged in the US. … are being organized in the US to bring the collapse of capitalism and imperialism. The struggle is in the streets of the US. Warning of a Communist scheme to exploit blacks and confront the US with a civil war. .. concept for the US is racist: black men against white men. Terror is the major weapon.

4. Outside agitators have played a role in this years riots.

5. One fact has emerged from the wave of rioting and looting, many are not economically deprived.

6. Businessmen are totaling the cost of riots – damaged stores, stolen goods, higher insurance, lost sales. Also over the long run homeowners and businesses outside the riot area will pay higher insurance rates as a result of losses from the riots. Some businesses may leave never to return.

7. David Lawrence Many have wondered if a conspiracy was behind the scenes of the riots. The evidence indicates that subversives as well as outside agitators some with communist connections have helped to incite many of the disturbances. When unwise leaders exploit this behavior we could witness a backlash from whites which can lead to anarchy.