On Second Thought…

On Second Thought…

Most of us have heard, or either stated, those words. It is usually after having given a bit more consideration to something asked of us. All too often, at least for me, the first comment out of my mouth may not be the best statement I could make. You know, the “off the top of my head”, comment.

However, it is the second comment, or the one that has been run through our filter, that is usually the most telling as to what we truly think, and who we really are.

Take inventory over the next 48 hours to watch and listen to how you respond, when asked a question or, maybe equally important, when you see something or someone that provokes your opinion. What is the second thought?

Is it one of acceptance or criticism? Do you give room for possible factors, unknown to you, that should be considered? Or, do you make a hasty judgment, and feel justified?

In such a time as this, when our nation is being pulled in many directions, let us consider that the first thought that we think may not be the best, nor might it be one that gives room for understanding of issues that are real for the other person.

What thoughts do these images provoke for you?

Peace.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Hands Up, Don’t Watch NFL…

Hands Up, Don’t Watch…

It has been a strange week in America.

We have witnessed one of the most powerful and destructive hurricanes devastate many Caribbean nations and Florida. The damage to property and loss of life, between Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, is staggering.

Somehow, the first week of official NFL games were played…and to view some photos from various locations in stadiums that had thousands of empty seats. Hmmm. What could this be attributed to?

Then add the recent revelation that Seattle Seahawks All-Pro Michael Bennett was racially profiled and threatened, at gunpoint, by a Las Vegas police officer; I must now ask you, you who have not the desire nor fortitude, to see the truth, what don’t you understand about the Colin Kaepernick situation?

The fact that every NFL teams ownership has passed on even inviting Kaepernick in to see if he is in shape to play…let alone make their squad, is atrocious. Yet, you will spend much of your Sunday yelling at the TV…talking about how YOUR team is doing.

Your Team?

It is time to say no more NFL until they break their collusion.

There is power in UNITY.

Peace.

End Game Enterprise

September 11, 2017

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the falling of the World trade center towers, World trade center building 7, the downing of flight 93 in Pennsylvania and the hit on the pentagon. An interesting way, you might think, to describe events that have made an indelible imprint upon the minds and psyche of Americans, and I would guess, people worldwide.

Today will be marked with comments from the 45th president, survivors of that day in 2001, as well as those who doubt its authenticity. In the 8 months since tRump took the office of US President, our nation has become even more polarized along, racial, economic and political lines. It will be interesting to see, over the next 24 hours, what today’s remembrance will create.

For me, who has a long history of questioning authority and having doubts about the truths that are promulgated towards “We the People”, in order to form a more perfect mindset of blind allegiance, I will again ask people, “is it possible?”

Is it possible that 19 people, armed only with box cutters, could overpower army-trained pilots? Could they fly commercial aircraft in ways that confound even the best-trained military pilots? Could 2 buildings that were engineered and built to withstand the impacts of 747 aircraft, really be brought down by burning jet fuel and office furniture?

Is it possible, that we have not been told the truth, the whole truth, so help them God?

As we mourn the lives that were taken on that day, let us honor them by demanding that the truth be finally told. Oh right, with 45 in office, the truth is not something that he, nor his administration, is familiar with.

Afghanistan. Iraq. Yemen. Libya. Sudan. North Korea…..next?

Peace?

Why we MUST #BoycottNFL…

The past few weeks have been quiet hectic, even without all the madness that emanates from thre tRump White House.

One story that continues to hold our attention is that of NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, who is yet to be invited to a tryout to any NFL team this preseason. Most of us who know better understand that this is more about his political stance than it is his skill set to run a football team.

One of his more ardent supporters has been Seattle Seahawks player, Michael Bennett, who has remained seated during the playing of the national anthem thus far. To now have Mr. Bennett describe his being accosted and abused by the Las Vegas P.D., while he was in town for the Floyd Mayweather fight…is disgusting.

The incident has created a great deal of buzz this week on various sports talk programs. Here is one that is particularly nauseating….well, the responses from too many of the people who tuned in…watch this: