In the past few years, especially after the recent El Paso mass shootings, many media figures have been warning us about a group of terrorists that we should really worry about. No, it is not some group of radical people from the Middle East who want to kill every American in the name of Allah. That group would be none other than white supremacy groups. There is no question that pockets of these sick individuals have surfaced, not only in this country, but around the world, but are they a bigger threat than radical Islamic terrorists? Personally, I do not buy into the believe that these people pose a bigger threat to the safety of all Americans. I am not saying that we should not ignore these groups. But the real threat to our peace is still by a large margin radical Islam groups.
Many of these media people like to bring out facts and charts to prove their points. It is very true that domestic terrorist attacks by white supremacy groups have exceeded Islam attacks since 9/11. But a large reason why is that we tend to spend more money and resources on fighting radical Islam both here and overseas. Our military and intelligence has done an outstanding job in taking the fight to those cowards overseas thus we have not seen another major attack on United States soil. And do not forget the outstanding job of our border agents who have caught some would be terrorists from doing damage in this country.
I am sure that the recent mass shooting in El Paso has certainly garnered the attention of enforcement agencies across this country and rightly so. No American should have to fear being attacked or shot at in any part of this country. But the number and scope of this radical movement is nothing compared to the size and number of radical Islamics around the world, including several in this country, who would like nothing more to kill thousands of innocent Americans in another 9/11.
What makes me even angrier is the huge double standard that some people seem to have in dealing with these white supremacists. They are very quick to point out what harm these groups will do to Americans, yet they seem to not apply the same type of urgency for stopping Islam jihadists from entering the country and committing acts against Americans. Why is that? And why do these same people support open borders which will no question lead to more radical Islamic attacks such as the one on 9/11?
Sorry but I do not have the same fear of white supremacy groups as I have for radical Islamic groups. When a white supremacy group takes over a government and calls for the death to America, then I will be concerned. But lets stop the nonsense and not compare the two groups. Both must be dealt with but one is far larger and more dangerous. And a far bigger threat to all Americans and people worldwide.
Television reality shows are without a doubt the most viewed and popular shows on television. American Idol enjoyed huge ratings for several years. Survivor enjoyed the same success drawing in and hooking many viewers. Lately, the trend seems to be a number of signing and talent shows. People love these shows because some average person from anywhere can suddenly become a huge star. If you are like me, you probably dream about being a contestant one of these shows and getting your 15 minutes of fame. However, there is one show that I would never ever consider being a contestant on. It is a very long running reality show and popular not only here in the United States, but all over the world. That show is called “Big Brother”. Sorry, nobody has to worry about me being the next home guest. It would be my worst nightmare having to share a house with some of those individuals.
Think about this for a minute. How would you like to be put in a spot where you were stuck in some house for several months with a bunch of strangers? I think if you came from a big family and you were in your 20’s, it would not be such a big deal. You are used to living with a bunch of people. And I am sure that along the way, you have plenty of experience dealing with conflict resolution. Now suppose you are some type of introvert who really keeps to themselves. How could you possibly survive on this show? And believe me, there are plenty of us out there!
As someone who really values my privacy, this show would be a complete disaster for me. I also cannot tolerate loud obnoxious people for a very long period of time. This show appears to have plenty of them. I think being on this show would be the ultimate test of patience in a human being. I just cannot understand how these house guests can manage to live in those type of conditions for very long without strangling someone.
Having said those things, I really believe that I could win one of those contests. I consider myself very easy to get along with, I respect other people’s space and I have a great sense of humor. People would love me as a guest. The problem is, would I really want to win? Life is way too short to be held in some house with a complete group of strangers. I wonder how relieved some of the guests must feel when they get voted off the show. I know I probably would! Hello freedom!
Several years ago, many of us took great pride in expressing the fact that we called the United States home. People did not hesitate to stand during the national anthem or hang our flag in a public area. If a President wanted to hold a 4th of July celebration, we did question his motives for doing so. Saying the Pledge of Allegiance before a public city council meeting was not meant with resistance. This is the United States and we just did those things without questions being asked. Sadly those days have long past us and our patriotism is being attacked more than it ever has been. This month was a prime example with several stories indicating that American patriotism is on the decline and some radical people want to change this country into something that it was never intended to be.
It all started around the 4th of July. Nike introduced a new fancy shoe that had the Betty Ross flag emblem on the back heel area of the shoe. Out of nowhere, one of their spokesmen, Colin Kaepernick, called out the company for making the shoe. As you can remember, Kaepernick is the one who refused to stand for the national anthem before the start of NFL games. He claimed the emblem on the shoe is a symbol of racism. Believe it or not, Nike agreed and took the shoes off the market. Imagine that! I am still having a hard time understanding why Kaepernick is still a spokesmen for Nike. I great American company like Nike should not have some Communist loving anti-American person as its spokesmen. Nike rightfully received a ton of a backlash for bowing down to Mr. Kaepernick.
A recent story in my home state of Minnesota really made me think about our decline of patriotism. A local city council voted to discontinue saying the Pledge of Allegiance before its meetings. Asked why this happened, a council member stated that they did not want to offend certain members of the council. Yes, you heard that right! Apparently saying the Pledge of Allegiance was deemed offensive to a certain select group of people. Really? Word got out about this stunt and it went viral. Outrage was very strong and the council reinstated the pledge last week. Good for them!
I know there are some out there who live in the United States and like to detest this country and talk about how rotten it is. That is certainly your right. But I challenge those who feel that way to count your blessings and realize how lucky you are. Try living in some socialist country for a year and your tune about America might change a bit. An idiot like Kaepernick is extremely fortunate to be living in this country. Where else could he have made millions of dollars and live in some nice fancy home?
If you are offended by saying the national anthem, maybe it is time for you to pack up your belongings and move to another country. And do not let the door hit you in the you know what. Anti-Americanism has no part in this country and the majority of us who love this country will stop those radical people from ruining our nation.
It happened yet again! President Trump found himself in the middle of another controversy early this week when he tweeted that certain members of Congress should go back to their homelands and fix their many problems before returning back here. Those comments were mainly directed at one freshmen member of Congress in particular. That would be Representative Ilhan Omar, who happens to come from my home state of Minnesota. Other freshmen members of Congress were quick to criticize the President for his tweets and held a news conference the next day to express their outrage. In their minds, the comments made by President Trump were racist and he must face the music for daring to call out someone who is a Muslim immigrant.
Whether Trump’s latest tweet is racist is something that can be endlessly debated. I personally think this controversy is totally blown out of proportion. Yes, his comments may have been in bad taste, considering the current political climate and only gave ammunition to his critics. I am rather doubtful that the comments were racist though. There are far more racist comments that I hear coming from politicians these days, and this latest tweet ranks right at the bottom.
Funny how these women are all of sudden lecturing us and the President about making racist remarks when they are among the worst at making racist remarks. As you might remember, Representative Omar tweeted that Israel was some evil nation and Allah will soon take care of them. She in effect slammed many Jews and I consider that remark to be very racist in nature. Israel is a huge ally of the United States and those comments were definitely anti-American. Another member of this so-called group, Representative Rashida Tlaib from Michigan is famous for yelling during a rally that we must impeach the mother blanking President. Sadly, those comments were pretty much brushed under the rug. Imagine if some Republican had sad the same thing about President Obama? And let us not forget about the most famous one of this whole group, AOC. If you disagree with her positions, you are automatically labeled a racist. That is just who she is. A big time radical snowflake!
I personally find this group called the “The Squad” to be very un-American in their actions and statements. This group of newbies in Congress seem to care more about the rights of illegal immigrants than those of us who have been in this country for decades. Other positions that this group advocates for such as the New Green Deal will be extremely harmful to our economic well-being. It is refreshing to hear Trump call these people out for who they are. They are nothing more than a bunch of frauds. How they possibly got elected is totally amazing to me. I just wish that more politicians had the courage to call out these women. America is better off without them in power.