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October 26, 2023

Ali Vitali is reporting on the ascendency of

the new Speaker Johnson and she is accurately describing the complications of his past on the present. Some might think she is approaching this in a biased fashion from the left, but it is evident to me, so much of what is reported protects the right having to have a voice at the table.
Let us hope more Ali Vitali's are allowed to tell the truth.
The other side, more often than not, is an acquiescence to the dollars of that faction.
Americans can handle the truth. It just needs to get on the page.

She is more confident in her reporting. Hope her bosses appreciate it.

October 24, 2023

My philosophical thoughts on the posts on Israel. Might need a second read.

There's a lot going on here and I am unsettled.

Everyone's voice shares truth; not a complete truth.

We want what matters to fit our world view. We have worked for years to construct our ego to protect our id. Some of us even project a super ego; we accept the truth in spite of ourselves.

On display is our response to our heritage. We all have at least heard of the bible. Our understanding of what went into it is personal; maybe suspect.

It is showing up in countless posts and represents the individuality of perspective and the lack of consensus that has moved society to thoughtful progress. We talk about the divide in America, but we must recognize we Democrats are not a monolith.

Some want a return to the simple truths of narrow thinking. Frankly, that's not going to happen to the narrowest of thinkers. Hence, their justifiable angst.

Every event has to be judged on it's own. The antecedents become cloudy after a time. The speculation on the unfolding is essential and natural.

We have to look at Israel knowing all of this.

Israel was thrust upon us by those who knew best.

You can't judge something until it has happened and when you do, you have to forgive those for not knowing better. Knowing better is a different story.

Dealing with the worthiness of modern Israel is moot. The consequences of that imposition is not.

We must address that which is not, to have any chance of peace.

This conversation has gone on for a long time. I have read from both positions and the defenses of such. Each is justifiably true, but not the truth.

Regardless, we are here in a world of atrocity and war. Whose eye is the first to go is beyond a solution.

The anger of the oppressed is on full display and the irony of how Machiavelli tried to share the successes and failures of those who had to manage this conflict should make us pause before we put ourselves over our fellow man.

Sr. Winifred, my fourth grade teacher when I questioned the catechism on rationalization, told me it was the worst sin. Worse than murder? Yes, for it was the rationalization, the justification for the sin.

That is where we are. It is on full display here at DU.

Be wise, Grasshopper.

October 20, 2023

Just had a post removed and tried to respond

but there is no means to do so. Didn't think my post was "kooky." Perhaps you could guide me through this.

October 13, 2023

Listening to Booker support the Abraham Accords

on Chris Hayes shows a fundamental naivete of the conflict in the Middle East. Of course, taming the Saudis and introducing their billions into the west is a good thing for some economies. See Jared Kushner.

Alas, the Saudis are Sunnis and have bought into western banking as an escape from the millstone of their shrinking influence of the Gawar Oil Reserves.

The Shia in Tehran are having nothing to do with this. Usury is a serious forbidden in the Quran.

No evidence to support this, but Putin is not happy with his limited successes in Ukraine. He is reliant on Iranian weaponry to replenish his stocks. Both he and the Ayatollahs would like to undermine American hegemony.

Bibi forcing his ideology on the judiciary in Israel gives him an autocratic response button. Iran is wary and Putin is too.

Hamas has no where to turn and with a little prodding of death might be better than prison, takes advantage of Bibi's peripheral vision not on high alert, jumps into martyrdom.

There doesn't seem to be a second act to Hamas jumping the shark.

Who benefits from this? A second front for US dollars might dismantle some Ukraine support particularly since the party of trump is enamored with the brilliance of Putin.

Just a speculation, but I cannot find a reason for Hamas' invasion knowing they have no escape from the wrath.

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