Oct 072016
 
Photo by Vera Kratochvil

Photo by Vera Kratochvil

by John Donnelly…….

Such confusion and self-righteous indignation coming from the crusaders sitting comfortably behind their computer screens in the safety of their air-conditioned abodes, condemning the conduct of those facing a committed, effective and credible enemy; whose murderous pursuits have grown exponentially, while morphing into an epidemic of genocidal proportions.

With meager and scant interest, lacking any real skin in the game; how quaint and sanctimonious of the media and journalistic elites to critique and judge the conduct of those fighting against an enraged and embolden enemy. It appears these fanatical warriors may have attained “JV Team” status.

Defenseless civilians and children are being butchered and massacred right now; by armies of crazed psychopaths who’ve developed a taste for blood. They enjoy killing, for the sake of killing. These murderers, refining the most brutal methods by which a life can be taken; joyously erupt into celebratory displays after each successful killing spree.

Video recordings documenting the savagery of their methodical and torturous exterminations, are not presented to the American people in their entirety. Glimpses of their barbarity are gotten through to the public, after being heavily censored and redacted by American news agencies.

Terrorists thrive on attention. Their mastery of social media provides them with prestige and an infamous reputation; as being merciless merchants of death. This has enhanced a desired image of strength and power to the world of “jihadist terrorism”. The discipline, control and obedience projected and garnered in the ranks of these fighters; has energized their leadership and followers to expand and perpetrate even greater atrocities throughout the European Union and World at Large. More than 8,500 terrorist attacks killed nearly 15,500 people last year as violence tore through Africa, Asia, America and the Middle East; according to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. That’s a 69% rise in attacks and an 89% jump in fatalities from 2011, said START, one of the world’s leading terrorism-trackers.

Moving forward, President Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan testified before Congress that “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” (Torture): “Provided information that was useful and was used”. Based on the Director’s statement, it can be concluded that torture works and saves lives.

Specializing in the art of double-speak, select sound bites and partisan leaning headlines, while mincing words when it comes to actually reporting facts and details describing the massive murderous rampages perpetrated by our adversaries; has weakened and torn our nation apart. Sixteen straight years of Bush and Obama has brought us to our knees. We are laughed at and not trusted. Our wobbly stance on the world stage has destabilized our influence and foreign policy positions, while undermining the relationships necessary to move forward on issues that can bring peace and world prosperity.

Instead of solidifying support at home with a united front, the president’s policies, words and actions have driven people further apart. Large segments of our population are pitted against one another. Divisiveness, racial hatred, inner city violence and skepticism have reached a feverish pitch, without any end in sight.

Corrupted to the core ‘leadership’ and fraudulent government narratives sanctioned by a wantonly shameless press, have assured an abysmal end for those seeking a better life. In actuality, and unbelievable as it is, all classes of people pursuing the “Dream that represented America” have been publicly identified as being “Deplorable”, by a presidential candidate .

This type of malfeasance has become particularly alarming , since the kingpins circulating the argument for a departure from the Constitutional Rule of Law, have access to a sophisticated arsenal of weaponry.

Smug one liners coming from the pundits on their high horse, give the false impression that these self-proclaimed political and policy experts, actually have a grasp of the facts and know what they’re talking about. In most instances, they’re oblivious to the fact that “One person’s terrorist, is another’s person’s freedom fighter”. Their unable to recognize that the ideas of another, although different than theirs, still have value and power. In fact, these insights may precisely provide the direction to be taken, so that a remedy can be formulated for the evolving problems and challenges we face in the 21st Century.

The dilemma faced, is how to authentically distinguish, discern and assess the intent, integrity and legitimacy of those generating violence, which may threaten our national security. In addition, we cannot allow innocent groups of people to be persecuted into extinction, and still claim to have the moral high ground.

The systemic murdering of children and innocent civilians by a government are “Crimes Against Humanity”. Leaders, nations and citizens of the world have chosen to ignore the savagely cruel behavior, which is causing so much pain and suffering to a people who simply want to live in peace and safety. Ardently prosecuting such war crimes, criminals and atrocities to the fullest extent of the law, is a prime directive for all civilized nations.

Spiraling into a pathetic, impotent, cowardly, ugly and indifferent nation, has never been the intent or purpose of the American People.

I understand that violence is not a solution. However, in the midst of murderous mayhem one may have to stand up and fight against evil, if they wish to survive. It has become difficult to determine which political faction or ideology coalesces with the interests of the United States. “Truth, Justice and the American Way”; doesn’t appear to mean anything, anymore. In fact, words such as those are offensive and discriminatory to large segments of our population. It’s reasonable nowadays, for a court of law to find one guilty of hate speech, for making such inflammatory utterances.

Every day in America we’re forced to bear the weight of a wasteful ruling authority, which in far too many instances has departed from the Constitutional Rule of Law. The Bill of Rights and those principles embodied within our Declaration of Independence are jokingly referred to as being antiquated and out of step, with contemporary life in America.

Power driven leaders conditioned and indoctrinated by the delusional wealth and influence afforded them as elected officials, have cast aside their integrity in lieu of securing riches. Long ago, they relinquished their abilities to discern fact from fiction. Characteristics and qualities possessed of a sound and ethical mind have departed from them. The analytical reasoning and problem solving skills one would suspect they acquired, are absent.

Dumb is, as dumb does. It has been said: “People will always elect the government they deserve”. My, my, my; we’re in for a bumpy ride.

Please stay tuned…To be concluded next week…

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John Donnelly
John Donnelly, a resident of Key Largo was born, raised and went to high school in the South Bronx. Upon graduation he was awarded several scholarships to college. He chose to enlist in the United Sates Marine Corps. While serving in Vietnam John was wounded in action. He received two meritorious promotions, one during combat. Upon discharge and return to America, John had a difficult time transitioning back into civilian life. He found himself homeless for the next 4 years. As he worked out some troublesome concerns, he began to yearn to make some sense of his experiences via education. He sought and received his GI Bill benefits. He later graduated frpm the University of Miami on the President’s Honor Roll. While working at a Maximum Security Prison Facility for criminally insane adolescents, he earned a Master of Science degree from Florida International University.
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