Our allies in the Arab world are committing worse deeds against their people, but we pick and choose which leaders to demonize. The media will do everything they can to make the leaders America does not like look as bad as possible. Do not be fooled into thinking our involvement worldwide has anything to do with protecting innocent citizens we are calling rebels. This has everything to do with helping our European friends fight for the oil all of us so heavily rely on.
Some Americans want to be the social police of the world and tell other countries how to govern themselves. We have so much of our own trash littering the streets that we cannot clean up because foreign interests seem to have taken priority over the needs of the American people. Note: The trash in this implication is not the dead urban thug kind of trash that radio talk show host Neal Boortz wants to see littering the streets of Atlanta.
Several questions have been going through my mind that I have not been able to put my finger on as of yet. For instance:
What foreign nation helped America during the nadir when Black men were being lynched, hung, and slaughtered for looking at White women, or registering to vote? Who helped America when Eugene “Bull” Connor was terrorizing Black people in the streets of Alabama? Where was the aid from other countries when the Klan was bombing churches, schools, and killing innocent Americans in the South? Which country came to the rescue when civil rights activists were murdered in cold blood while organizing people to stand up for their human rights?
Where was the United Nations when European countries were taking over free and independent African and Asian countries? Where was the international concern when civil wars broke out in the Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Rwanda, or Tunisia? I am still trying to understand how it is okay for the governments in Bahrain or Syria to kill their own innocent citizens and for Israel continuing to bomb the Palestinians without any ramifications? Meanwhile, Cuba is still under sanctions for exactly what reason?
In the spirit of the upcoming election season, here are a few questions I want to ask the current presidential candidates with these rules in place for answering questions. 1. Answers cannot include a word about President Obama. 2. Answers need to be in specific terms and not just the generic campaign jargon. 3. Answers will contain no negative comments or pointing out the other candidate’s shortcomings. I want to hear more about you and your record on the issues, not how bad you think the other person is.
Here we go.
What does Libya, protesting same-sex marriage, installing strict voter identification laws, or requiring citizens in need of government assistance to submit to drug tests have to do with creating jobs? What are you going to do to pay down the trillions of dollars of debt that accumulated over the last decade, not just in the last three years? How many times has the debt ceiling been raised over the last 30 years without contention? How are government subsidies for low income Americans any different from corporate welfare benefits/tax loopholes to industries making record profits? The current tax system is broken, how are you going to fix it? How do you feel about placing limits on campaign funds from individuals and private companies?