Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Are You Limping .... My Fellow Countrymen?

I hope you don't mind my observation, but I am concerned for your well being. Is that a limp that you're walking with? What type of injury has brought you to this sad, low and lonely place? What unseen hazard or secret enemy has found it's way into your soul to cause you such damage? Is our house filled with pit falls and stumbling blocks? Are the floor boards loose and the foundation showing it's flaws? Have you fallen down the back stairs while taking out the trash? Or is that your condition is systemic, a type of cancer perhaps?

It could be that your condition is hereditary, handed down through years of bondage and perceived fear and loathing of what you covet. Could this unbridled self pity be the cause of your ailment? Have you seen the Doctor? Did you know that those who are currently nursing you back to health are in fact doctors of old? Blood letting faded from memory long ago .. It's time to go to a modern doctor. One who will prescribe what you really need and use modern techniques to fix your limp.

It's time to realize that the doctors in the white coats were there before the great emancipator stepped into the operating theater. Freedom was the medicine which you refuse to swallow. The Plantation owner was your mother and she has passed onto the next life and left you alone of this plane of existence to fend for your self now.... freedom is all you need. That and gods intellect which he gave you ... or have you been abandoned by god?


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

May the Dust Settle Quickly; Johntheother and A Voice For Men



The modern battle space of relationships are many. We may live with another person,
we go to work daily and deeal with customers, clients and co-workers, we have friendships
at many levels, we deal with the sexual politics of human encounter and in our modern world, we
even have electronic relationships, some of which can turn into actual physical relationships
or die in the same server that it emunated from.

Since becoming an MRA (Men's Rights Activist)I have found that a majority of my interactions with and my
initial introduction to the Men's rights movement was of the electronic variety.
Much like early television (another venue for electronic relationships and vicarious living)
I formed relationships and found role models online who were part of the movement.
One of these role models was an MRA who calls himself "Johntheother" (JTO)who is an avid video-blogger and speaks out to, and against the feminist movement as well as addressing many other social
problems that face men in todays world. For a time, John seemed to have a working relationship
with the grass roots men's right organization "A voice for Men"(AVFM). I recently blogged
about AVFM, because they were the very first organization to organize and conduct
the first international men's issues conference which was held in the Detroit Michigan area.
I was however unaware that Johntheother, an MRA who I had followed for quite some time, was
not invited (or in his own words, invited and then uninvited) to the international men's
conference. In fact it wasn't until today (10/08/2014) that I found out that there
was somer  type of disagreement between JTO and AVFM. The likes of which I won't even attempt to address in this blog post due to the simple fact that the complaint and/or complaints
seemed to somewhat childish in nature. But with that said, the very foundation of
the disagreement seemed to go back the modern battle space of "relationships". Like
so many relationships that end up in the family courts (the very reason that many of us are MRA's)
It seems that JTO and AVFM have reached a point of irreconcilable differences
(music to the ears of any divorce lawyer).

JTO, being the activist that he is, most certainly wears his heart upon his sleeve. As
do I. And as do  males must do to protect themselves in the modern battle space. JTO
is no different. However, I do see JTO as having an ability to utilize simple
intellect to sort through a problem and to find useful information. JTO is indeed
very resourceful. Though, despite this resourcefulness, he seems to have found himself
being "friend zoned" by AVFM. In a recent (two) video(s). JTO attempted to reconcile
and find reasons for why he had found himself on AVFM's shit list. In his video blog
JTO labled himself as "bombastic and abrasive" and admitted that perhaps he had made people
 angry at him because he had spoken his mind and perhaps angered other MRA's and/or AVFM allies.I find that claim to be ludicrous.

 It seems to me that if we choose to step upon the battlefield that MRA's have chosen to fight upon, That we must have thick skin and possess the ability to take
a punch in the face, after all, we are talking about equality, civil rights and freedom.
No patriot or MRA ever won a battle by allowing his enemies to divide and conquer, or
by allowing what someone said to hurt their feelings. This is after all "battle".
Much is at stake in this battle, while we suddenly find ourselves weeping in the corner
because one MRA or one Men's rights organization has found themselves squabbling
with each other, one single solitary Father has walked into family court by himself
and lost custody of his children, or single solitary Father has walked into family
court and found himself ejected from his home, and finally, one single solitary
Father has committed suicide because he could no longer tolerate the pressure
that our system has placed upon his shoulders.

As an observation, it seems that many individual MRA's and Men's right organizations
argue their cases on the street, on social media and / or within the social context. Allow me to
clue you in on something. From 1955 to 1975 there was a war in a place called Viet Nam. During this conflict, one of the goals was to win "the hearts and minds" of the local populace. Unfortunately
the local populace chose to reunify with their own people. A fact that any fool should have seen coming. The lesson to be learned here, is that we, as MRA's may be attempting to undo centuries
of psychological programming. In other words, an un-winnable war. When in fact the real battles
must be fought in the court systems of each state.


Friday, September 26, 2014

The "Letter" Part II

The Letter Part II

First and foremost. The anonymous letter holds no signature and/or copy right marks. It was sent to me via United States Postal service. It appears to be an orginal copy, which therefore makes it my legal property. I can only assume that the letter came from one particular family and/or person, because the writer purports to be a direct eye witness of the events that they outline in the letter. The writer appears to make quite a few assumptions of their own, so therefore, it only stands to reason that I am also allowed to draw my own inferences in response.

In order to bring social context to the letter,I am including empirical research by Dr.Robert Briffault and I will also make commentary within the letter itself to clarify either the truthfulness of or erroneous information. I am reproducing the letter here in it's original language, spelling, syntax and grammatical errors will not be omitted. Though I have decided to not reproduce the entire letter due to the extremely negative language that it expresses.

Robert Stephen Briffault (1876 – 11 December 1948)
was trained as a surgeon, but found fame as a social anthropologist and in later life as a novelist.
Briffault is known for what is called Briffault's Law:
"The female, not the male, determines all the conditions of the animal family. Where the female can derive no benefit from association with the male, no such association takes place. — Robert Briffault, The Mothers, Vol. I, p. 191"
In other words;
1.Past benefit provided by the male does not provide for continued or future association.

2.Any agreement where the male provides a current benefit in return for a promise of future association is null and void as soon as the male has provided the benefit (see corollary 1)

3.A promise of future benefit has limited influence on current/future association, with the influence inversely proportionate to the length of time until the benefit will be given and directly proportionate to the degree to which the female trusts the male.

Amendment XIV

Section 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

With that said, I present "The Letter";

The following text is protected under copyright by myself "Eugene C Stevens" as the rightful owner. It is not protected under the fair use doctrine and it is not public domain. Any use of this text must be pre-approved by the myself. Names will be omitted for obvious reasons to protect the innocent party or parties who were or may be affected by its content.

"The letter" Begins on the wrong note, as it is addressed to my wife and I. Her name is misspelled, which lends credence to the fact that the person or persons who authored the anonymous letter either did not know us very well and/or failed to take the time to contact us to come to an understanding or to discuss the matter.

Begin Text

Name withheld (NMW) &; Gene Stevens,

It is my understanding that today 11/15/13, NMW came into the halls of the Lake county court House and made a public statement that NMW will not allow him to see his children. If this is true, it is an intentional lie, MNW has only followed the court orders as written and served to the parties.

REBUTTAL

As in any divorce proceeding, the divorce decree was drafted by legal counsel and it was served. But then my son was called into a public venue where his ex-wife and other multiple family members present and he was pressured into signing divorce papers under duress. The decree violated his rights and he was not allowed any type of judicial over-site and could not afford competent counsel. The decree removed all rights to his children, did not ask for any support of his children and gave sole custody to his ex-wife.

TEXT

NMW left his family with no knowledge of his location nor any support of any kind. After over nine months without contact or child support of any kind he showed up to retrieve the car tools NMW had "purchased" and stored in her leased garage. NMW had left them there rent free for nearly a year. When he arrived he brought his first support offering for his children, a jug of HI C fruit punch. He loaded the nine hundred dollar tool into a vehicle collected the money for selling it poured each of the boys a Dixie cup of juice --- then took the remainder of the bottle and the cash and once again disappeared. When the boys asked for a little more on a hot summer day NMW had to explain the (Dad) took it with him. (Not one dime for the tool storage was repaid).

REBUTTAL

There is serious error within the timeline of this statement. Preceding the months before my sons divorce, his wife had been assigned to work in Ohio by her employers and during the several months of absence he was sole care taker and responsible for their care. He had also allowed his mother in law to move into his home. During this time I spoke frequently with him. During the alleged disappearance. They had already separated as a couple. As many people know, the economy had taken a serious turn and my son moved to Michigan for a few months to secure employment. I see no reason as to why he had to communicate his whereabouts to someone who had the intention of taking sole custody of his children as it was.

TEXT

Gene states that he again in law enforcement his (life's calling) I am told by life long friends both serving and retired (US Marshals, Internal Affairs Officers, and Lieutenant on the Sheriff's Police that all swear an oath to serve an protect the people at all times in all ways possible. (Which means deliberately stabbing a mom in the back on publicly viewed sights is a travesty of justice --- with or without names. People can read between the lines.)
If Gene is a law officer we the family question his lack or professional attitude, NMW has been caught and had reports filled against him for ----

Breaking rental contract -- confiscating his roommates half of the rent then leaving the state
driving without insuarnce - driving without proper plates -reckless driving
Driving a vehicle with grass and other substances on board concealing various drugs in his tools boxes at work and home (which he did not pay for, but traded for labor)
He refused to appear in court for family benefits and rulings on issues at hand and has never paid any kind of child support of any kind yet has money to commute from Michigan to Racine Wisconsin to see not his children (that he claims to miss so much) but to spend the weekend party timing with a new girlfriend.

Why has Gene not brought him in?

REBUTTAL

The previous paragraph is very telling. It serves to not only threaten me by evoking other peace officers, who's integrity they tarnish and use for their own delusional purposes. It also indicates that I was being monitored (as I always have been by former family) and both my son and myself were the subjects of ongoing character assassination. Furthermore, as Police Officer, we are trained to respect all of the bill of rights as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, including the first amendment which gives us all the right of free speech. I am also a paid published Writer by "profession" which places my work in the light of the first amendment.

The paragraph also indicates that they not only knew of my sons whereabouts, but were acting as spies monitoring and attempting to control his actions. They knew that they could accomplish this and manipulate him because of his ADHD. They then go into a laundry list of alleged crimes that he committed. These are things that I was never privileged to. They never spoke to me, they never allowed me to see my grand children they never called me, never sent me an email and barely said hello. But if they did have intimate knowledge of crimes, they should have called the police themselves. Furthermore, Their inherent misunderstanding of the law enforcement profession and criminal law itself, leads them to believe the wrong things. I have no jurisdiction and no authority where any crimes are committed except for the place that I am employed. During the short few times that I encountered person(s) associated with this "family" I found that they were also substance abusers and seemed to intoxicated on a regular basis. It was due to this that my current wife and I decided to steer clear of these persons, as we do not drink and do not use drugs, we wanted to raise or children without this influence around. The very first time that we spent  an hour with them, they became drunk and engaged in a domestic dispute. It was later that I learned that they had separated as well. To answer the question ... "Why has Gene not brought him in?" I offer this challenge, if your daughter commits a crime .. will you turn her in? No you won't you will defend in the same way.. right or wrong .. just as you did in this letter. Isn't adultery a crime? I Illinois it is.

TEXT

One day he states that no real Mom would not let dad see the kids, the next day he states that maybe she isn't asking for support because he's not the dad. This bi-polar attitude makes all people reading his comments which way he  is going. Does he not believe in Jeremy or do you just not have any faith in his masculinity. Did someone else have to service his wife.

REBUTTAL

The above paragraph is more indication that we were being monitored. However the above statement is extremely filthy in nature. The facebook post that this pertained to, dealt with paternity fraud. A sad fact that many American men have been subjected to by the feminist movement. Family courts throughout the United States have forced men to pay for children that they did not father. The message it sends also uses typical shaming tactics employed against men. The very nature of the statement is the very model of "gaslighting" or attempting to label a person as "crazy or insane"  (or in the writers case stating that I am "Bi-polar) to redirect blame back onto the person identifying a problem or a crime that has been committed.  If you don't like what I have to say... stay off my facebook page.

TEXT

NMW reached into her pension and took out thousands of dollars for a man that was fired nine times.

REBUTTAL

This fact is very comendable and should be applauded, however marriage is a two street. Money and property in marriage is considered "marital property". It is true that my son had lost multiple  jobs, many of which he quit and was not fired, for multiple reasons, but in hind site, I now know that it was due to his ADHD and or probable aspergers syndrome (as we have now come to realize, played a part in this).

TEXT
The night the child was born NMW was supposedly looking for car parts on her lap top computer at the hospital. When he left to go home he set it on the roof to unlock the door and drove off with the lap top on the roof of the car, never seen it again. Needless to say he never replaced that for NMW either.

REBUTTAL

I am extremely sorry that I could not have been there to help my son sort through the many thoughts and hardships that he may have gone through on the night that his child was born. Unfortunately I was not invited, I was not called and told that my grand child was born. But on another note, marital property is marital property, laptops are extremely expensive, especially for people that work for substandard wages as he did at the time. I would also call this an "accident or a mistake" Not something that needed to stored as weaponry for a divorce. There is no legal expectation to replace or fix broken, lost or stolen items in marriage, not even the marriage itself. This is a lost idea in the 21st century. Men and women are equal and pay for their own stuff. This is not 1850.

TEXT
A real law man would protect an innocent woman trying to provide for her children, would understand that she is following the instructions from family laws of the state. He would honor her for trying to make a life of her own. And would applaud a young man that says I love this "Lady" and her children. Now she has a real man in her life.

REBUTTAL

A "real law man" examines evidence, listens to all sides, (note the word listen) and makes an informed decision. No one has the right to demand my respect or honor for someone who has not earned it. The fact that a person is male or female, mother or father (and which is the entire basis of your letter) does not automatically place them in a superior position to demand immediate and unearned respect. If this were the case, and if we lived in an equal society like so many people say we do, then my son would instantly have your unearned  and or demanded respect for being a father. But as we all know, here in the United States, being a man and a father means being a target for angry vindictive people and the slave of the family courts. And "Briffaults Law now applies" where one benefit has faded, a new one has arrived to replace it, until such time, that the new benefit falters. Then it's onto the next phase. More shaming tactics. I feel for the new real man should ever be fired, laid off due to the economy. He will follow suit and wander into the male wasteland which is "Briffualts Law"

TEXT
In court today the topic was the children and their best interest, yet NMW had to be reminded constantly that the court time was not about him or his girlfriend. His constant. reply is I can't afford that.

REBUTTAL

No clearer truth has ever been spoken. Millions of men, including men like Thomas Ball, Chris Mackney and Robin Williams tried to say the same thing .. and all three were destroyed by their wives who were granted "superior class social status" by the law of the land and now of them are dead. All from suicide. And the numbers of men killing themselves because of family court grow by the thousands every day.

TEXT

If you are a Christian man you claim to be then stop throwing verbal rocks at a woman trying to survive with her children.

REBUTTAL

It was due to my efforts and the fact that  I reviewed my sons divorce decree and discovered that both her (my son's ex-wife) and my son had been mislead by the lawyers and the family court. both had allowed a terrible injustice to over take both of their lives. They took money for court expenses and fee's and never thought about child support until we petitioned everyone back into court. My son now has limited visitation with his children and he pays child support, something that the legal experts left out of their divorce decree, simply to see that ego and pride were satisfied and the female was granted "sole custody"... don't believe me? Ask me for a copy, I will fax it to you!











Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Letter Part I

What made me become an MRA (Men's Rights Activist)
"The Letter" Part I
In July of this last year I turned 55 years old. Having been raised in the middle of the
20th century, I was brought up with some very common values. It may sound cliche, but I
was raised to have basic respect, to believe that my parents were always right, that
America was a great place to live and that our system was fair and unbiased.
I maintained this frame of mind for a good part of my life.
In 1988, I got separated from my first wife and experienced a divorce. The divorce was
pretty typical as divorce goes, (and as we understand them here in our country). It had a
ton of animosity on the part of both myself and my ex-wife (nothing unusual here) and the
course that it took was just about the same as any divorce that I had ever heard about. I
had joint custody of my children and seen them frequently, which was good.
However, time went on I realized that the divorce had a component to it that I never
expected. After a while I began to see that friends that were formally very important
friends of mine suddenly became my ex-wives friends and divested me, and that my divorce,
despite the fact that fifty percent of marriages end in divorce seemed to carry a stygma.
Even stranger.. a childhood friend that I grew up with became very close to her as did a
another friend of mine who I had served with in the Navy. I wasn't necessarly hurt by this
as much as I was perplexed by this situation. I did'nt have time overthink it, I was in
the middle of a growing career in law enforcement and as a rule, I had very little time to
myself. I ended up re-marrying and having more children. The years flew by and my own
children from my first marriage grew into adulthood, and unfortrunately both children also
ended up on the divorce merry-go-round.
I ended up becoming estranged from my children now two grown adults. There are many
reasons for this, some known to me,and some not known to me. But then I began to realize
that there were many things in the background from the former marriage that I was unaware
of. Much of it was emotional and unspoke, but as time progressed, I began to understand.
My first son's wife had given birth to two children, my grandchildren, though I was
prohibited from partcipating in their lives because we had become separated by emotions
and hatred that I was aware of, but I was not clear on the reasons for the festering hate
or what was fueling the hate.
It was on a day that I was at my wits end over car trouble and a lack of money that I was
having, not to mention the fact that I would be unemployed shortly after this day due to a
lay off. But I decided to pick up the phone to my son to ask for his help. It was at this
time that I began to realize that something was seriously wrong in his own relationship
with his spouse.
We eventually got back together and he helped me get my car back working again. And then
it started to happen, his relationship began to unravel. As a child my son was diagnosed
with ADHD, Though I later learned that aspergers sydrome may run in our family, which is
milder form of autism.And this later information was showing through in my sons reactions
to his mpending divorce.To say the least,he was distraught and unable to cope with what
was happening and in a monentary lapse of judgement became suicidal. A fact that would be
sued against him, evem though no police reports were filed and no police intervention was
ever called for in his household.
It was during this time that he suddenly found himself being ejected from his home, by not
only his ex-wife, but his own sister and mother showed up to "assist him" in moving out.
From what he told me, he was confused and the situation sounded as though it was moving at
lightening speed and he did not want it to happen, but it did.
It was also around this time that I had also gotten a phone call from my own ex-wife and
she told me that she had been in close touch with my son's ex-wife and she had gotten his
own children for a family party and when my son intervened to take them home to their
mother a huge arguement ensued and she attempted to have him arrested. During this same
time, I was helping watch my grand daughter and was planning on taking her to a family
gathering. It was at this time that she told me that if my son were there, that she would
not allow me to see my grand daughter and placed me in a position to choose between my son
and my grand daughter.I am ashamed to say, that I folded to the same type of intimidation
and pressure that had taken away my other children and grand children year after year.
My son moved out of state in an attempt to find a job in a really tough national economy,
it was during this time that he was called to a public place to sign divorce papers with
his ex-wife. Also present were multiple male relations of his ex-wife. He later told me that he was intimidated and very nervous, so without thinking or knowing what he was doing, he signed the divorce papers.
It wasn't until a few months later that we all realized what had happened. He had no legal
counsel and had no idea what was to happen. I was concerned as to why he was not paying
child support and he had indicated that he had never reveived a letter or anything from
the state. It was at this time that I asked him to mail me a copy of his divorce decree.
Upon reading the document, I was shokced to find out that the agreement that he had signed
under duress took away the rights to ever participate in his kids lives and gave sole
custody to his ex-wife, and she did not ask for support. It was at this very moment when I
realized that there was a ongoing program, a system of "generational blackmail" that was
taking place. The use of systematic intimdation and character assaination taking place in
the background.
I immediately went to work to repair the damage that had been done myself, my son and our
relationship. I went to work, researching the law and helping him to represent himself
"pro se" (without legal counsel) and we wrote the petition to the court for visitation of
his children. Our battles were sucessful and he secured visitation, but not without being
fleeced for cash by the family courts.
During my experience with his situation I began to search online legal sources and I found
many websites dedicated to "men's rights" two words I had never heard anywhere else. But
then one day I went to the mail box athome and I found an envelope. It was hand written
with no return address. As I opned the letter and read it, I found that the three page
letter was an anonymous orgy of hate, threats and intimidation. Ironically it was adressed
to both my current wife and myself, but only adressed me and of course... my son.

In part II .. I will post "The Letter" and it's content....

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CRUCIFIXION BY PROXY

Public Crucifixion of Males in Modern Times

The human rights of men and due process of law took a shocking blow
over the last few weeks, as the mainstream media broke two serious
stories that came out of the NFL (National Football League). The
first story concerned Baltimore Ravens Football Player Ray Rice, who
had run into trouble after getting into a domestic violence
situation with his wife Janay. The incident was captured on an
elevator video camera where it appears that both Rice and his wife
were engaged in a physical altercation, and altercation in which
both husband and wife were the aggressors. Rice appeared to strike
his wife in self defense as she charges accross the elevator towards
him in an attempt to attack him. After several weeks, the NFL,
caving under political pressure by sponsors and feminists groups
have now divested Rice. This poor decision not only damaged Rice,
but also damaged his wife Janay and his family. It was obvious that
Janay was making a sincere effort to stand by her family and their
own well being, as well as taking personal accountabilty for their
actions as a husband and wife.However, the mainstream media, the NFL
and the wealthy sponsors wanted no part of this and chose public
crucifixion instead.
To add insult to injury, the NFL is now in the process of forming a
panel of inqusiitors to reprogram the male foorball players of the
NFL (in the words of the mainstream media,not mine). The panel is
comprised of four poltically powerful women(four white women). The
recent decision was immediately attacked by black womens groups who
cited the(and well founded)fact that no black female was allowed to
sit on this new advisory panel of progressive inquistors. However,
the advisory panel completely lacks any type of fairness because
additionally, no male, black, white, hispanic, asian or any other
race was invited to sit on the panel. A panel which appears to have
star chamber powers who possess a loaded agenda aimed at one gender
and one gender only.

"Star Chamber Court sessions were held in secret, with no indictments, and no witnesses. Evidence was presented in writing. Over time it evolved into a political weapon, a symbol of the misuse and abuse of power by the English monarchy and courts.
In modern usage, legal or administrative bodies with strict, arbitrary rulings and secretive proceedings are sometimes called, metaphorically or poetically, star chambers. This is a pejorative term and intended to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the proceedings. The inherent lack of objectivity of politically motivated charges has led to substantial reforms in English law in most jurisdictions since that time."
-Wikipedia
There is however more fallen victims of the NFL decision, those
victms names are "due process" (under the color of law) and
individual civil rights. In that the NFL has not only folded to the
forces of political correctness it has turned it's back on the due
process of law in which people are innocent until proven gulity in a
court of law. This is not suprising, because follows suit with
college campuses in the United States and other pusedo legal bodies
which have formed within corporations and other private entities in
which serious life shattering decisions are made, decisions which
have the power to destroy the lives of indviduals and their
families. However the one and only vicitim in these decisions are 
male.. and completely anti-male. At no time has any female been been
tried and executed in the mass media in the United States. The
symbolic castration of killings of males in effigy in the media are
ongoing.
THEN COMES THE UNITED NATIONS
In recent days, the Actress Emma Watson, (known for her roles in the
Harry Potter series) took center stage as she became a spokesperson
for the United Nations war against gender inequality. During her
speech she nervously tried to defend the idea of feminism and
attempted to quell the fears of those who would consider the
feminist ideology has a hate movement. But then within the same
speech she spoke about her Father and noted that his role as a man
and father had been marginalized by current poltical thinking.
Whether she truely graps what she was saying remains to be seen.

SGT Shakes-Speare .....


Friday, August 15, 2014

The War on Men and Boys and the Forces Behind it.

The following information was researched and written by Angela McCauley. Angela is a tireless advocate of the men's rights movement.

  "KHAWAM v. Wolfe, 84 A. 3d 558 - DC: Court of Appeals 201" - Decided February 6, 2014 August 14, 2014 at 3:42pm WHY WOMEN, AND FEMINISTS, ARE DANGEROUS "HAWAM v. Wolfe, 84 A. 3d 558 - DC: Court of Appe als

Monday, August 4, 2014

Misandry Defined by Olfactory Senses

Sometimes being informed and mentally awake can have great and serious consequences. The biggest consequence of being awake is the fact that it makes a brain think about the outside influences that affect it.

 One has to wonder (think about) what it was like to be born as a slave in an ancient society, only to become enlightened and forced into the realization that you were being oppressed. Or trapped into an oppressive environment that was controlled by cultural norms and laws that were created by a small segment of society. A segment of society that was hell bent on controlling the actions of others.
And one must also contemplate by what standard that he or she would be able to determine if they were actually being oppressed or if the idea (the thought) of oppression was true or only perceived?

THE SMELL TEST
Both Scientists and Laymen use a variety of methods to determine facts. Some of these methodologies included empirical testing;
Empirical evidence (also empirical data, sense experience, empirical knowledge, or the a posteriori) is a source of knowledge acquired by means of observation or experimentation. The term comes from the Greek word for experience, Εμπειρία (empeiría).
Empirical evidence is information that justifies a belief in the truth or falsity of a claim. In the empiricist view, one can claim to have knowledge only when one has a true belief based on empirical evidence. This stands in contrast to the rationalist view under which reason or reflection alone is considered to be evidence for the truth or falsity of some propositions. "The senses are the primary source of empirical evidence". Although other sources of evidence, such as memory, and the testimony of others ultimately trace back to some sensory experience, they are considered to be secondary, or indirect
- Source Wikipedia
So if it looks like misandry (the hatred of men), tastes likes misandry or smells like misandry .. is it misandry? Based upon the gathering of empirical evidence it is by all probabilities misandry.

THE BACKSTORY
Over the last few month or so, I ran into three very striking things within my own community which raised a big flag in the back of my head. The first thing I ran into was a flyer that came from the local park district office. The flyer was a list of dates, times and costs of park district activities offered to village residents. As I reviewed the flyer I saw an event called "self defense class for women". A small thing you say?  No misandry here? Perhaps, but allow me to continue.  Then I was driving to work and I saw signs posted along side of the road which was advertising exercise classes "for women only"  No misandry here you say... just move along? Allow me to continue ..... Then upon speaking to my wife, she had informed me that she had received a call from a female case worker at the school that my two sons (who are both ten years old) attend. And apparently a conversation ensued in which my wife was informed that one of my sons was experiencing body odor after playing on the playground in the August heat. It just so happens that our children begin school in late July and have a shorter summer break. Both children shower every morning before going to school as a matter if ridged routine. But apparently the caseworker (to the best of my knowledge) was offended by the smell and felt that a call was necessary. No misandry here you say...? Maybe not .. But at the very least I would have to say that the actions of the caseworker were based upon a societal norm created by a small percentage of individuals bent on controlling the direction of people lives.  My last statement here may seem over the top. And you may not want to believe that there is an agenda driven mind set that discriminates against men and boys, or that a societal norm has been created that seeks to undermine the normal behavior of men and boys (and in the aforementioned case, to control our physiology as well) . But if it only takes a short trip around my own neighborhood to identify these types of situations, then we must be lead by empirical evidence to the conclusion that the smell test clearly indicates that misandry is being practiced in our own communities.

THE CONVERSATION MEN'S SUFFRAGE;
Clearly, I am an MRA (Men's Rights Advocate) and I am no stranger to being the lone, singled out borderline intellectual, who was once told by the blue collar father of an ex-wife that I used too many big words, though you will get no apologies from me in that matter. And I was (and still am) a Police Officer who accepts the plain and simple truth of having to stand alone with my own opinions, and at fifty five years of age now, I am okay with that. I then plowed forward and opened a dialogue with my current wife and I explained my observations and the concerns that I had. I tried to explain my position, though like most modern women, she rebuffed my opinion and told me that "surely you don't think that an exercise group that was for women only would not allow a man to participate .. do you? And besides, perhaps they did that to feel safer"  Safer I thought ... from what? I then reminded her that many people who lived in the United States had at one time posted such signs in front of hotels, stores and washrooms to keep black people from coming in and utilizing the same space as a white person .. and they also did this out of fear.. unfounded fear. It was at this point that I decided to do what I do best. And that was to open the law books (or google) and take a look at the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and here is what I found.

THE REMEDY; According to Title II of the civil rights act of 1964;

TITLE II -- INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION
Sec. 201. (a) All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin. (b) Each of the following establishments which serves the public is a place of public accommodation within the meaning of this title if its operations affect commerce, or if discrimination or segregation by it is supported by State action: (1) any inn, hotel, motel, or other establishment which provides lodging to transient guests, other than an establishment located within a building which contains not more than five rooms for rent or hire and which is actually occupied by the proprietor of such establishment as his residence; (2) any restaurant, cafeteria, lunchroom, lunch counter, soda fountain, or the facility principally engaged in selling food for consumption on the premises, including, but not limited to, any such facility located on the premises of any retail establishment; or any gasoline station; (3) any motion picture house, theater, concert hall, sports arena, stadium or other place of exhibition or entertainment; and (4) any establishment (A)(i) which is physically located within the premises of any establishment otherwise covered by this subsection, or (ii) within the premises of which is physically located any such covered establishment, and (B) which holds itself out as serving patrons of such covered establishment.

Besides the civil rights act, every state has now moved into the gender discrimination law business. And despite the fact that most of these laws were written to protect women against the discrimination, that also make in unlawful to discriminate against anyone based upon gender.

If it looks like discrimination, tastes like discrimination and smells like discrimination .... it is discrimination.
- Sergeant Shakespeare

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Israel Takes a Stand

Imagine yourself on a commute to work, You are standing at a bus stop in a group of people when suddenly one of those commuters explodes (an obvious suicide bomber) and kills several people standing around you. Or you're driving to work early in the morning wondering if your going to make it because there has been active snipers in reported the area of your workplace. Or worst yet,  having to worry about your children walking to school because you are afraid that they might be killed by rocket fire while walking to school. If you this this sounds far fetched, well you wrong, because it's been going on  in Israel for many years now.

Teaching our children to hate and kill
 is counter productive.

Over the last few months (and years) Israel has approached the United States in a diplomatic effort to bring the people of the U.S. to an understanding of the situation that they face. According to multiple news outlets, and by the historic record, Israel has been under siege.

In all conflicts, there are two sides to every story. It could be argued that Israel is subjecting it's neighbors to isolation and military occupation. Many people cite and/or label this activity as "Zionism"  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zionism Or Israel's agenda to create a "Jewish state" in the region. Whereas the Zionist movement is indeed a fact,
After almost two millennia of existence of the Jewish diaspora without a national state, the Zionist movement was founded in the late 19th century by secular Jews, largely as a response by Ashkenazi Jews to rising antisemitism in Europe, exemplified by the Dreyfus affair in France and the anti-Jewish pogroms in the Russian Empire.The political movement was formally established by the Austro-Hungarian journalist Theodor Herzl in 1897 following the publication of his book Der Judenstaat. At that time, the movement sought to encourage Jewish migration to the Ottoman Palestine.

It is also fact that the Jewish people were routed from Europe during WWII as they were rounded up and sent to death camps throughout Europe in the greatest episode of sectarian hatred and violence that the world has ever witnessed. And now we see the rising Islamic movement of Jihad has postured on the world stage and has become a worldwide threat to the safety of multiple nations throughout the world. And it has also promised that to wipe out the state of Israel in our life time The proof of this threat is in plain view. On September 11th 2003, The United States was attacked by Islamic Terrorists. The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th, or 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage.

Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the WTC complex, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense), leading to a partial collapse in its western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C.,[3] but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. In total, almost 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes. It also was the deadliest incident for firefighters and for law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed respectively.

"A man can die but once". - (Act III, Scene II). King Henry IV, Part I
From a national security and public safety stand point, it is very difficult to dismiss these threats as political folly or mere criminal activity. It is perfectly clear that when firearms, rockets, explosive devices and IED (improvised explosives) are used to forward a political agenda and they enter into the diplomatic discussion as well as threats of further violence emerge, these "tactics" are absolutely weapons of open warfare. And when warfare is hoisted up the common unarmed masses, does not become the duty of the state to protect it citizens? And let us also clarify that a "duty" is a much loftier call that a simple responsibility which rises above the common wants of a hostile intruder. If there is food on the table of the enemy, water in his glass and a way from him or her to provide for the needs of his or her family, what grounds does any aggressor have to wage war against another? Except but for want of power and wealth? It is Israel's prerogative when it comes to self defense. And it is the duty of each government to protect it's citizens against the hostile aggression of an invading neighbor.

 Israel has taken a stand. The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) has launched operations into Gaza to stem the ongoing sectarian violence that has been plaguing the region. 
Photo: Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, more than 200 rockets have hit Israel with 53 intercepted by IDF soldiers.

IDF soldiers are defending Israelis on every front and will not stop until rocket fire is completely halted.

Share this graphic to show your support for Israel's soldiers!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

History Made; "The First International Men's Issues" Conference held in the Detroit Area.

History was made over this last weekend as the very first international conference on men's issues was held in the Detroit area in Michigan. The conference unfortunately received limited local coverage by local news outlets around the Detroit area. And the media was quick to label the conference as controversial without learning or knowing any facts about the conference or the groups and people that supported it.

The men's conference was organized by  "A Voice For Men" (AVFM), which was founded by Paul Elam. I have followed Mr. Elam and his other Writers and supporters for about a year now and what I have found has been quite positive. Mr. Elam and his followers have done a great service to men in the United States because they (AVFM) has given men a place to share common experiences from a society that has sought to marginalize men in the media, in the workplace, in the family courts and in the home. Many of the men (who are also military veterans) who I have  taken the time to correspond via social media and email have been fair minded people who have been through terrible experiences in our family / divorce courts.

The conference was in my opinion very timely, because it comes on the heels of great social strife in our country. The media is currently filled with stories of high crime rates, the loss of employment and ongoing non-stop worldwide warfare and political hatred. There are also some noteworthy news stories that have been published over the last couple of weeks that making the timing of the AVFM conference very important.

THE NOTEWORTHY NEWS STORIES;

THREATS MADE

The AVFM conference was originally scheduled at the Double Tree Hotel in Detroit but the conference was cancelled because the hotel and it's employee's had received multiple death threats. This is ironic considering that fact that all law enforcement agencies nationwide are acutely tuned into the problems of domestic terrorism and the threats against AVFM and the Double Tree most certainly fall into the category of "terrorist activity"
.http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140612/METRO01/306120073/1409/METRO
The Conference was subsequently moved to a nearby VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Lodge, which in my opinion was extremely appropriate, considering the fact the men have traditionally been the protectors of the homeland for generations, and after the VA (Veterans Administration) scandal, it has become very apparent that the Protectors of the Homeland (90% male) have been divested by the system that it serves.

JUDGE ORDERS DEPLOYED SAILOR ARRESTED FOR
 FAILING TO APPEAR IN CUSTODY CASE;
Another important story involved a deployed Submarine Sailor Matthew Hindes, who's daughter was with living his current spouse while Matthew was serving his country. During his deployment his ex-wife, (who previously had custody of his daughter and lost custody due to a Child Protective services (CPS) investigation and was removed from her home.) had approached the court and the Judge in the case, Lenawee Circuit Court Judge Margaret Noe ordered the child to be returned to the mother and issued a bench warrant for Matthew because he had the audacity to not turn his Navy sub around and immediately appear in her court room. But after some people with common sense started a petition and multiple groups coalesced (including Men's Rights supporters). The honorable judge postponed the ruling until October.

BLOGGER CLAIMING TO BE MEDIA CLAIMS TO
BE MOLESTED AT AVFM CONFERENCE;
Another astounding media claim comes from a blogger by the name of Lee DiVeto who labeled himself As" a straight-white-cisgender-heterosexual-male", said he attended the AVFM conference and was "molested by an older male" I only caught wind of this article because I watched Paul Elam's opening statements and he mentioned the incident and noted the online article, but he was very sincere in the fact that he had to ask the men to leave, but by Mr. Elam's tone he had some remorse because he felt that the man was mentally disturbed in was in need of help that few men are finding in today's society. I can affirm Mr. Elam's empathy for this man because the county in which I live in Illinois has suffered severe cut backs in mental health services since the crash of 2008.
http://blogs.metrotimes.com/news-blawg/molested-mens-rights-conference/
I attempted to speak to author of the blog post (Mr. DiVeto) and ask him some questions about his story, but he did not reply to my posts and for that matter, I was unable to find my questions and they appeared to have been removed. But, the questions I asked were quite simple, initially I asked him if he had filed a police report and if he had spoken to or interviewed anyone from the AVFM conference. To the best of my knowledge and due to the lack of reply, I can only assume that he had not done either.

SGT Shakes-Spear







Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Battle For The Tower of Babel

 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel

—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

On September 11th 2001, our language and our thoughts were scattered. Many people walked away quietly, stunned beyond words. Confused by design. 9-11 as it became known, has become a bit of a mockery in closed circles. Most people don't hold to the official story.
Then came the following years of warfare. Battlegrounds without meaning or purpose. No true patriotism served, an unrelenting cavalcade of wars that made no sense. The  battle for the Tower of Babel.
But beyond the warfare conducted by corporations, a strange anomaly occurred. A series of tragic mass murders, the like of which were never witnesses in American history. The most notorious of which is the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  In addition to Sandy Hook mass shootings have taken place in Colorado and most recently in Santa Barbara California.

Ironically, there is a common thread that runs through all of the recent mass shootings, in that the murderers, the shooters or whatever you want to call them, come from the upper class of American society. I refuse to use the names of theses wealthy killers here because I refuse to give them any more notoriety than they have already been given. I will also not mention the names of their parents here because I am sure that the parents involved would be quick to file suit for defamation of character. But as a writer / journalist, I will say this. If one were to conduct some simple research on the backgrounds of these families, they would be shocked to find out that at least two of the shooters families had dealing within the financial industry and one of the shooters fathers was deeply involved in the financial scandals that broke out in 2008. In the most recent shooting, the parent of the shooter was a well known Hollywood insider. Coincidence? Perhaps...

In the 1990's  another journalist by the name of Terry Maury wrote a book called "The Ultimate Evil". Maury fearlessly took on the investigation of the Son of Sam killings, which was a series of murders that took place in New York during the 70's. These killings became known as the .44 killings. Because a .44 caliber handgun had been used to commit the murders. But as Maury began to follow the evidence, he was shocked to find out that the accused Son of Sam killer (David Berkowitz) had probably not acted alone. And that he was in fact, by his own admission a member of a  network of Satanists that stretched across the United States. The trail that Maury followed, lead him all the way to Hollywood. More coincidence.. ? Probably not, as Maury is a journalist and he used facts and evidence to establish the connections that were made in this case. In the 1990's Police agencies throughout the U.S. began to have deep concerns about ritualistic crimes that were being uncovered throughout the country. Many cases were dismissed as folly or the satanic dabbling of teenagers. But the truth is that Satan is alive and well on the planet Earth. In an ironic twist, reporters who had attempted to speak to some of the local residents of small Connecticut town where the Sandy Hook massacre took place, found only fear, apprehension and claims that a Satanic cult had roots within the community. Coincidence...? Perhaps. But at least one independent investigator has raised questions about the validity of the Sandy Hook story and he has been both threatened and rebuffed by local authorities. This is a very strange reaction coming from the professionals who are now the caretakers of a closed criminal case.  Then in the most recent case of the Santa Barbara California shootings, the same type of theme emerged . a theme of gas lighting and  redirected blame. Though this shooter left behind a detailed manifesto in which he revealed a deep and troubled narcissistic personality. When I read his facebook page and reviewed the available information about his manifesto, the words "Do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law" rang in my ears. These were the words of the famed occultist Aleister Crowely. I also reflected upon the unsolved murder of a young child who's parents were also members of upper class society ... a victim who was frequently painted like a doll and paraded around like a trophy... a lamb.

What is also perplexing about these cases, is the fact that a piece of the puzzle always seems to be  missing or people are intentionally kept quiet. And that the blame is continuously laid at the feet of someone other than the perpetrator of the crime. This gas lighting  (an attempt to reverse the narrative or make those not responsible, feel responsible) is a common theme. It was used in 9-11 to justify the attack on Iraq and it was used to Sandy Hook to ignite  anti-constitutional rhetoric.



Friday, May 23, 2014

"Now is The Winter of our Discontent"

Memorial Day 2014

With a deep sigh, I lamented, "Have we had enough yet?" At what crossroads do we leave the set path and take our own? These thoughts came to me as I followed the latest Veteran Administration (VA) scandal  For those of us who served in the military and/or had our own Fathers (or other relatives serve), we have been acutely aware of the reputation of the VA for many many years.The VA has long been known by Veterans as a sort of meat grinder, a place to go to die. Just another battlefield. That was bad enough Then over the last few days a huge scandal broke into the news concerning the VA. 

It seems that the VA has placed Veterans on a sort waiting list. A waiting list that no one gets called from.. This waiting list seems to have been a political animal. A political animal that would result in the death of several Veterans as they awaited medical treatment from the VA.. To add insult to injury, an internet based news story reported that a whistle blower from the VA had stated that a Supervisor from the VA had said  (paraphrasing) That older Vets should be taken out and shot in the head. 

Considering the current political climate, I don't find this statement surprising or shocking at all. And for someone reading this article  you might wonder "why I might think this?" The answer is quite simple. The demographics of American Military Veterans in the United States is predominantly male. According to VA projections the number of living veterans by 2040, will be 11,906,60 male veterans, compared to 2,556,166 female veterans. http://www.va.gov/vetdata/veteran_population.asp 

So whats the difference you ask? A veteran is a veteran right? Well ....... not so fast. In the U.S. the difference in the minds of our government, corporations and the mainstream media is deep and profound. Special interest groups, including the democratic party, feminist groups affiliated with the left and labor unions have advanced the political ideology of female gender (feminism). And they have joined forces with other left leaning organizations and politicians to fund and support programs which help to foster ideas and pass laws that disenfranchise male citizens.

Gender Bias, military duty and selective Service;

The reality in war is that men carry the weight of the battle. The numbers and statistics (see above link) quoted by the Veterans Administration cannot and does not lie. The numbers can't ... they just can't.
The numbers speak for themselves.

It is also a foregone conclusion, that by law, that women are not required to register for selective service. Their military service has always been classified as a "choice". The United States government has implemented the draft on several occasions including the Civil War, WWI, WWII and Viet Nam. At no time in U.S. History was any female expected to serve against her will. However,  in the last few months, Hillary Clinton (former First Lady, Secretary of State and possible Presidential Candidate) stated that "women bare the brunt of war" NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. Men carrier the burden of war. And they have carried this burden for thousands of years. Additionally, one of the main reason they went to war was to protect "Home" and country. In other words ... to protect women and children.. lets be truthful here.

PTSD, Divorce and Suicide;

While the current administration and the U.S. Military have become extreme advocates for gay rights, anti-sexual assault and anti-sexual harassment. The suicide rates among male military personnel has soared to unacceptable numbers. Former and current military members have also found themselves being victimized by the greed of family courts and corrupt lawyers. All while losing their rights to participate in their lives of their own children. It is estimated that suicides rates for veterans will not decrease for many years to come and hundreds of Vets will kill themselves every year. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) has become an ongoing headline in many news stories. The reasons for this are very apparent. Soldiers were used as hardware and not recognized for what they are... HUMAN. The tempo of deployments after 9-11 were extremely high and military personnel were forced to participate in multiple deployments while under the tactics of extreme threat and duress. These tactics were not only used on active duty (regular) military personnel but on reserve and state level guard units as well.


 "Now is the winter of our discontent". 
( Shakespeare; King Richard III Act I, Scene I). 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cold War News; Why we could lose the next war.



2014; The world stood and watched in shock as the Russian military moved into the Ukraine region, massed troops into the Crimea and cut off diplomatic communications with the west.This aggressive action came just after Russia had hosted the 2014 winter Olympic's.

April 29th, 2014
Over the last few weeks, it has become very apparent that hostilities have been ramped up in the Ukraine and the reports  flowing in seem to indicate that forces are moving into the theater.
NATO has increased air patrols, the U.S. is sending troops to Poland and as of today's date Canada has deployed fighter jets to eastern Europe. http://news.yahoo.com/canada-deploys-fighter-jets-eastern-europe-patrols-153116631.html These series of actions clearly signal a deep concern by the western world for Russia's sudden and bizarre behavior. As of today's date (05/01/2014), The second command in charge of NATO has declared Russia an "enemy." This powerful statement comes as no surprise after several weeks of heavy military activity that has extended into other European areas.

INITIAL OBSERVATIONS;
When the invasion began, Russia's  movements in the region began as a covert operation. Early reports were very unclear as to true identity of of the troops on the ground and took on the appearance of an insurgency. Soldiers filtered into the region very slowly and began to show up in various towns in small groups. These soldiers were easily identified as cadre, because they were in possession of typical military weapons, were well equipped and well uniformed. However, all soldiers photographed entering the region wore no unit insignia and had their faces covered to conceal their identity. An action which gave the impression that insurgency was was underway. After weeks of denial by the Russians, it became necessary for them to admit that they had entered the Crimea under the guise of protecting Russian citizens. After time passed it had become apparent, (and was confirmed) that the Russian military under President Valdimir Putin was actively engaged in a military campaign.

INTELLIGENCE
Like so many other conflicts, the first hours of activity were heavily televised and transmitted via the internet. Initial observations made noted that Russian soldiers on the ground appeared to be well equipped, wearing newer multi-cam uniforms and carrying up-dated weapons. News sources later reported that the Russian army was also in possession of other newer hardware and vehicles. Reports have also been received that indicate that Russian bombers have conducted probes into other European areas, buzzed American warships and in recent days they have been observed running missions off the coast of the United States. In the past, these patrols were considered pretty standard "run of the mill" cold war missions. But now they hold deeper military significance.

During the 1970's the pentagon assumed that when the Russians (Soviets) entered the game and the "balloon went up" (cold war terminology for all out war). That the Russians (Soviets) would crash into Europe via East Germany in an all out armor attack. Though as time progressed. It became apparent that the former Soviets lacked the essential support, in the way of funding (material) to wage a long term conflict on a large scale. This comes as no surprise, as hard line communism by it's own doctrine rejects capitalism. And with out "capital" (cash flow), men and material are of little use on the battlefield.

1980's and 1990's

The 1980's and 90's proved to be a real game changer for the former both the Soviets and the Chinese. The communist model they tried to maintain became an untenable position to hold. This was due to new technologies that once on the world stage  financially connected (via the internet and other factors.) the world. First the Berlin wall fell. Then in 1997, the mega-port of Hong Kong was turned over to the China. This last fact made China a super power over night.

A Losing Battle; Business, Strategic Losses and Political Correctness;

Since the Berlin wall fell and China assumed sovereignty over Hong Kong, both communist nations ceased to be financial socialists. Though still under socialist / communist ideology, both nations have entered the financial world stage and both have become economic powerhouses. Along side the huge gain in financial wealth is the fact that both nations have begun to flex military muscle in the respective regions by instigating political turmoil with neighboring countries. What this has resulted in is a military backed expansion into areas that border their regions which have created strategic losses for NATO countries and U.S. Allies.

The United States as been a long time partner in NATO and has provided vast support for other countries since the close of world war two. However, since the withdraw from the middle east. The current administration has begun the process of gutting the U.S. military. They have changed long standing traditions and/or rules on how the military is managed, reduced the size of the military, cut funding and implemented policies of political correctness that makes it very difficult for unit Commanders to manage Soldiers, Sailors, Air Force personnel and Marines. Recent policy changes made to the military by the government may, on the surface look like the correct thing to do. (And that debate may rage on for many years to come). However, our enemies abroad DO NOT hold to the same types of convictions that the current administration has forced upon the armed forces of the United States. In fact a completely opposite model of our political correctness has taken hold in both Russia and North Korea. During the Olympic games in Sochi (2014), the Russian expressly forbid open displays of homosexuality during the games and promised that any type of display would be met with arrest, and they cited the "protection of children" as a reason. This may sound very much like propaganda to many in the U.S., but to others it may have sounded like the Russians were taking the moral high ground. Additionally, in recent days the North Koreans unleashed a racial tirade against President Obama, a fact that obviously cared nothing about, nor will they ever. These facts create a a serious problem in warfare. The problem is that deep political factions have arose in the United States, many of which are divided along racial lines. These deep political rifts seem to be fueled by ongoing propaganda within our own news media.

-SGT Shakespeare