Honor Flights dishonored by Mr. Obama.

Just after the government shutdown the national parks department what could only be speculated on were on orders from the oval office itself, then blockaded the WWII memorial. What is to be gained by apply political pressure to what everyone seems to refer to “as the greatest generation”? On Tuesday an Honor Flight of World War II veterans arrived to visit the memorial erected in their honor. For their service, and sacrifice to this nation. But these now old men and women arrived to see blockades erected to an open air outside memorial, effectively keeping them out to receive the honor bestowed on them by the government of the United States while they were yet still alive to enjoy it. For many of these vet’s it would be a trip of a life time, perhaps the last opportunity in this life time?

What kind of government instructs a national park service to blockade the WWII memorial? What sadistic person would decide to abuse old people in this manner? Not to mention veterans that at one time were asked to run head long into enemy fire without question; only now to be used as useful political pawns when they’re on their last journeys in life?

These kinds of trips mean so much to these people, their stoic views as they look onto lost memories and lost buddies, those quiet gazes, contemplations, those tearful observations, those untold sacrifices both physical and emotional. Then to hold at arm’s length away their memories hidden deep within unspoken thoughts quietly displayed within an escaping tear rolling down their cheeks as they would while looking at this memorial is an unforgivable abuse.

The motives and motivations of these disciples of destruction within our government, those very people who would decide not allowing the vet’s to be alone in the memorial, after they took it upon themselves to crash the gates. Ok crashing the gates was a kind of over statement, but then that was Tuesday. Wednesday the park was instructed to make a more permanent blockade–to wire the steel gates shut. Why would this administration ratchet up the force against old heroes, and rhetoric in the marketplace of ideas?

They themselves have been quietly clamoring to avoid the crushing effects of socialism under Obamacare. After all the divided power of the government is distasteful to Mr. Obama who in the end demanding that he and he alone will decide. Who will be placed under the law, who will be left to comply too it? Who will pay the price for standing in the way? Unfortunately that leaves the WWII vet’s smack dab in the middle of a political fight as pawns.

Imagine for a moment, this administration found it more important to protect the WWII memorial from its veterans of that Great War in their closing days of life, with more man power and force, then sending ample men and equipment to protect the embassy and our ambassador in Benghazi. All over Obamacare; a law that has fundamentally changed America from full-time employment being able to pursue happiness, to part-time employment with diminishing happiness; in short it is a job graveyard—R.I.P. your hours, your dreams, your coverage, your memorials, and your service.

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Al-Qaeda Backers found with U.S. Contracts in Afghanistan

Should any nation ever have to go to war it in imperative that such actions are prosecuted in such a way to minimize needless death and harm to our service members, and to a lesser degree future harm to the nation as a whole. For the last 5 some odd years we have had a president and his complicit, and or corrupt policy makers running the war on terror. Mr. Obama seems more at ease using the technological approach to war, launching hundreds of attacks with drones that produce uncertain outcomes to the same degree or greater with regards to civilian damage. The use of drones still leaves finger prints behind but barely gets noticed in the world-wide press. War is messy and therefore hard to avoid the world-wide media reports on it. Besides military’s are built of humans, each of which has the potential to create a political nightmare in the PR game of politics with miss guided personal actions.

If you remove or greatly limit the human mind from the game of war and political war, then real war takes on the appearances of the video game “Call of duty”. A push button affair of drones circling above waiting their call to action. Without responsibility’s, guilt, and door left wide open to deny any involvement.

The politics and the excuses used to wage war like this–is politically positive in its presentation as purely cost-effective and an efficient use of taxes to the taxpayers. On one hand we have leadership concerned with the cost effectiveness of running a war on terror. On the other hand we have that same leadership bathing itself in waste, unconcerned with debts, allowing for a monetary windfall to be paid to our terrorist enemy’s as contractors. The use of contractors is again the alter ego of these same politicians looking to bask in the lime-light of cost effectiveness; yet throw all caution to the wind in hiring the enemy to do the job of being their contractors for profit. Without ever using critical thinking to game out any scenario as to how the enemy will use their ill-gotten gains. That’s what passes as being politically wise these days?

The reason that this goes on is that we have a “Congress of 535 people”, each one is either complicit, corrupt, or under threat, keeping them from doing their jobs without compromise. Focusing only on their reelection and maintaining the statues quo. There is something to be said, when our government chooses to call the terrorist act of the FT. Hood shooter–work place violence. If these wizards can’t even recognize terrorists and call them as such here at home, then how can they see just who they are dealing with abroad?

Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to an independent agency monitoring spending.

The U.S. Army Suspension and Debarment Office has declined to act in 43 such cases, John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said today in a letter accompanying a quarterly report to Congress.

“I am deeply troubled that the U.S. military can pursue, attack, and even kill terrorists and their supporters, but that some in the U.S. government believes we cannot prevent these same people from receiving a government contract,” Sopko said.

“There appears to be a growing gap between the policy objectives of Washington and the reality of achieving them in Afghanistan, especially when the government must hire and oversee contractors to perform its mission,” said Sopko, whose post was mandated by Congress.

The Pentagon is scheduled to deliver its own Afghanistan status report to Congress today. Its appraisal, which is months late, will outline progress from October 2012 through March and concerns that deal with handing over security operations to the Afghan military.

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The intentionality of political consumerism

The problem is not with any elitist separation between the have and the have-nots, but the intentionality and ideology behind consumption. If conservatives are to change any views of people up and down the economic ladder today? We must make our policies known as being about people helping people—not of arguing about things or policies, but explaining how every policy of government will help or hurt people, not just an explanation, we support this and we are against that.

Today; despite having a black president in office, why do we have what seems a bigger social divide and an increased amount of political special interest groups competing for a bigger slice of political consumerism?

Political powers or policies are being marketed to special interest groups in exchange for a perceived vote being cast for that political party’s policy. Political policies should be all-encompassing, designed for all the citizenry; after all it is government of the people and by the people? If it is about special interest groups or focused government, penalizing to some and rewarding to others. Where is the motto that we should be living by and supporting? Where is E-pluribus Unum?  Should we be buying into these federal government policies forgetting about our own states or more narrowly our individual ability’s? How easily do we exchange individualism, and independence, for cheap defective products produced by political deceptions?

Political consumption produces products where it is easy to escape reality, while producing a false sense of social prestige, while slowly killing the human independent spirit, or the human potential within. With purchases that we make, do we buy because we need these things, or do we buy because we want these things?

It is human nature as with all animals in nature, in picking our paths in life with the least amount of resistance, or efforts needed in reaching our goals. The problem with taking the easy way out, it produces a faulty sense of accomplishment when indeed it is more of a successful manipulation; a taking advantage of people while using them to do our bidding, allowing them to make those efforts that should have been ours to make while claiming success. Looking towards government in this way is easy, accepting  political consumption, policies to escape making a greater effort or escaping reality just the same, expecting social prestige in the proses as the easy way out, a temporary Band-Aid for our problems.

Do we buy into these political policies in order to help people or to validate self-worth? For people who see themselves as powerless it is a temptation hard to resist. But true power is in production, not in consumption. Policies designed to deceive in order to gain support is the product of government today. Accepting any notion that government is there to fix our problems in society only provides us with a faults sense, although economics and goods play a part in the quality of life, understanding the intentionality behind the political ideology leading us to choose to consume it or not? Is just as important to understand this no matter which side of the coin your on. There aren’t any government policies that will close the gap between the haves and the have-nots. But a clear understanding that government has created a society of consumption where on every level; consumption is exactly where there is the least amount of power and the maximum ability to manipulate. That is the nature of government, and how it quenches its thirst of ever greater power. The bottom line, power is in the production not in the consumption; you must produce to wield any lasting power, having the ability to save and invest even in yourself by changing lifestyles, are only talking points of some politicians but never widely supported policies of any political party or there pre designed future outcomes.

The ideology behind political consumption I contend is the major reason blacks as a special interest group remain near the bottom of the social ladder, because political consumption is a coping strategy designed to sooth insecurities and self-hatred while simultaneously eliminating a chance for economic progression.

I believe political consumption is why we have a border security problem, an illegal immigration problem as well. It is for the most part why government can’t ever accept free market solutions to society’s problems, but avoiding free market solutions in its self maintains the power pendulum on the side of government and a false sense of power within special interest groups courting government for special affections.

Government has created special interest groups in order to pool their resources together, focusing them as if it is their only way for survival as a whole; placing government and false policies as the only solutions. The only way to gain lost prestige, whether it’s social or economic. But the government has a secret vested interest in never providing a pathway towards success as preserved by these groups, by keeping them as consumers. These groups are willingly giving up their power and accepting a status of being a member of the permanent underclass, moving through false motivation in the direction of political shifting winds or desires at their own expense.

We celebrate “Independence day” the 4th of every July, Not dependence day by consuming government policies designed to strip power, dignity, and the can-do-attitude, formed the minds that need it most!

The more we demand of government, the more we have already accepted government’s role of being the producers, and citizens as being the underclass consumers.

Do we buy products like political policies, (the common belief of a charitable government) to help people or to validate self-worth?

The problem is not with any elitist separation between the have and the have-nots, but the intentionality and ideology behind the power struggle of government created consumption.