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At UN Arab Life Is More Valued than African Life

May 29, 2012

At UN Arab Life Is More Valued than African Life

Blog by Charles Butler May 29, 2012

Former Secretary General of the UN Kofi Annan is at the center of a civil war created by the west and President Obama’s call to rebel against all oppressors in a visit to Cairo in 2009.  The facts are that during his tenure as Secretary General of the U.N. the organization was the epitome of inaction, incompetence and cowardice in the face of some of the most horrendous crimes against mankind since the Nazi regime and the Holocaust.

Mr. Annan, in a new role as the United Nation Arab League envoy to Syria, is supposed to negotiate a peaceful settlement and transition of power in Syria.  It is ludicrous and baseless for the U.N. and American to support of rebel actions against sovereign governments, regardless of their type.

The world media, and especially US media has totally ignored the civil wars and genocide on the African continent for fear of shedding good blood in a worthless causes. For the most part the 54 countries that make up the continent do not have much if any strategic importance to G-8 economies, and do not threaten the national security of any nation except through terrorist training grounds for Islamic groups.

However, genocide and war continue to ravage the Sudan, Nigeria, and the Congo its civilians are being killed daily and surrounding countries are bearing the burden.  The BBC is the only mainstream media outlet that is reporting the thousands of people killed, the refugees fleeing from these countries.  The Christian Monitor reports that Migrants from South Sudan have been arriving at a rate of 150 to 200 people per day at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya, and it will soon be filled beyond capacity.

Recently, Emmanuel Nyabera, a spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR), “says that many of the refugees coming to Kakuma are overflow from refugee camps in Ethiopia, which is closer to the disputed region.”  This is receding almost 200 people a day and will exceed its capacity in the coming month.  The refugee camps in Kenya are filling the

The Sudanese Civil War alone 1983 2005 killed over 2 million people. The Sudan war is raging again with thousands dying every week.  The Rwandan civil war killed over a half million people, before it ended. The Congo is currently engaged in a civil war killing thousands of people every week.  Nigeria is experiencing another tribal and religious warring conflict displacing thousands of people.

At some point, we must ask ourselves why do Americans and especially Black Americans, politicians, and Democratic Presidents ignore the atrocities in Black Africa.

Let’s contrast recent events and this blog is too short to cover the many incidents, so I will settle for a few:

Bill Clinton turned a blind eye during the Rwandan insurrection, while 500,000 people were slaughtered. However, Clinton took the lead on the Serbian-Bosnian war along with Tony Blair, PM of the U.K.  Their justification for leading these efforts from the platform of the U.N. were the war atrocities perpetrated against civilians. After the war ended he made sure $300M was invested in the capital markets of Bosnia.

Pres. Obama has encouraged regime change in countries like Egypt, Libya, and other nations with closed democracies (previously supported by the U.S.)  As a self-proclaimed citizen of the world, and a real African-American, more accurately stated a Kenyan American. He overlooks the impact that this Sudanese war is having on the Kenyan government.  Mr. Obama distances himself far away from anything Black, foreign or domestic.

Susan Rice the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. was laughed off the floor in January when she wanted the U.N. to intervene in Syria because 12 people were killed by the military.  I twitted her that 12 people were killed in Chicago on the weekend, and if the Obama Administration wanted U.N. respect they should address the conflicts in Sudan, Congo, and Nigeria.  Two weeks later President Obama sent Special Forces operatives to those countries.  They are finally looking to stop the warlord Kony. Coincidence! No looking for a political chit for the campaign.

In contrast, Presidents Reagan, Bush 41, Bush 43, addressed the atrocities of all civilians regardless of geographical region. To my point, Secretary of State Colin Powell, went to the U.N. in 2003 and asked it to declare a state of genocide in the Sudan.  The U.N. said the war didn’t meet the definition of genocide. Today we still have thousands of refugees fleeing the war between Sudan and South Sudan on a daily basis.

President George W. Bush, is credited by African leaders of single-handedly eliminating malaria from the continent by funding a “net” program that the Obama administration promptly ended in taking office. And he also funded the HIV/AID programs with more money than ever previously provided to African health organizations.

The Congressional Black Caucus continues to be dysfunctional and uninvolved in matters related to the continent of Africa.  You would think that people, who call themselves African-Americans, would be interested in the issues affecting the continent. Since the death of Congressman Mickey Leland, no one in the CBC has brought focus to the economic development, capital markets and governmental issues in Africa of any significance.

Americans should be aware of Mainstream Media our government’s selective manner in protecting human life.  We are having discussions about funding abortions, when tens of thousands of people are dying from starvation and dehydration.  We can provide the continent of Africa the means to be a global competitor just as we have with Japan, China, and Europe.

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Larry Summers Tells Falsehoods For BHO

April 29, 2012

Larry Summers blatantly misquoted the findings of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Pres. Obama’s 2013 budget.  In his article (dated April 27th) entitled, “Time for Romney to release a credible budget”, he completely ignored the fact that President Obama’s 2013 budget was rejected by the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 414-0 on March 28th of this year.  Embarrassing?

 

Mr. Summers suffers from a disease that seems to be common to his ilk of paternal, ultra-liberal, nanny-state minded elitists- ignoring the simple facts.  Today’s Democrats follow a pattern of telling the same lies over, and over, over again until people believe they are telling the truth.  Mr. Obama is the master of this strategy, but it has grown stale on the American public.

 

Mr. Summers referred to the Congressional Budget Office a non-political scorekeeper.  We remember that during the Affordable Healthcare Act (AHA) debate in July 2009, Mr. Obama invited the CBO Executive Director, Douglas Elmendorf to the Oval Office for a chat on the CBO’s negative report on AHA savings and cost. A bold gesture that proved a public relations debacle for the President Obama.

 

I read both CBO reports on President Obama’s 2013 budget.  In the CBO’s report titled An Analysis of the President’s 2013 Budget March 2012, the words stabilizing or sustainable were never used.  In the CBO The Economic Impact of the President’s 2013 Budget April 2012, stabilize is used twice and sustainable once in the report.

 

Mr. Summers is referring to the paragraph below in his article:

 

By CBO’s estimates, the President’s budgetary proposals would roughly stabilize the ratio of debt to GDP from 2020 through 2022, before their macroeconomic effects are taken into account. When those effects are incorporated in the estimate, the ratio rises modestly over those years, primarily because the higher deficits under the proposals, compared with those under current law, would raise interest rates and increase interest payments on the federal debt. If the ratio of debt to GDP continued to rise after 2022, the budgetary effects on economic output would become increasingly negative as rising debt crowded out growing amounts of productive capital. Moreover, interest rates would continue to rise, increasing interest payments and therefore deficits and accelerating the erosion of economic output. Ultimately, unabated increases in the ratio of debt to GDP are not sustainable.

If Mr. Summers had summarized the entire paragraph it is clear that the ratio of debt to GDP would be stabilized for only two years, 2020-2022, according to the CBO report.  Additionally, the CBO report concluded, “budgetary effects on economic output would become increasingly negative…  The report is clear about the negative effect of Pres. Obama’s 2013 budget on the economy long-term, and short-term positive effects happening without the implementation of his policies.

Gov. Romney budget plan reduces marginal tax rates by reducing tax expenditures in the spirit of Bowles-Simpson and will pass muster with both the House and Senate. His vision of fairness will chart a path to a better America for all of our citizens through our freedom of ingenuity and the ability to manufacture, distribute and consume as a nation.  His moral compass will reinforce to the world that we are nation of laws and a world leader that will be projected from the Office of the President.  The enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act, Immigration laws, and obeying the Constitution will not be a option for the Romney Administration, it will be their mantra.

Mr. Summers must remember he worked for the one and only Slick Willie, Barack Obama is not one iota of the politician Bill Clinton is in his sleep.  The best thing about the election of Pres. Obama is that it awakened the American people to get involved in the political process again.

WAR ON MOMs ALL OVER AGAIN!

April 17, 2012

Over the past two weeks we have been discussing the War on Moms.  Both Democrats and Republicans have taken the august position of championing motherhood. My interest in this topic was peaked when I saw Melissa Harris-Perry do a 30 min. segment on War on Moms on MSNBC last Saturday.

 

On this topic I want to paraphrase President Obama’s comment to the Congressional Black Caucus in saying to the vocal minority of American Working Women “shut up and quit whining”. Poor mothers and most Black mothers historically worked outside of the home and took care of their families in a traditional manner without complaint.

 

The concept of today’s Tiger Mom, is the way Black American mothers raised their children before the government got involved in financing family decisions in the 1960’s through various well intended, but flawed social welfare programs.  Thusly it led to the decline in the Black American family and missed opportunities up the ladder to success, foretold by advisor to President Johnson, former U.S. Senator Daniel Moynihan.

 

Hillary Rosen’s comment that Ann Romney “had never worked a day in her life” was surely ill advised, and a poor choice of words.  All mothers, whether stay at home or not should be respected and praised for raising productive citizens.

 

Neither Melissa, nor her guests ever mentioned how for generations Black Mothers raised White Americans children all day, did all the household chores, as well as raise their own families and clean their own homes year after year.  These women were the proud mother’s of military men and women, doctors, lawyers, nurses, attorneys, teachers, factory workers and civil servants. Domestic work was the major means of employment income for most Black women until the 1970’s and the Nixon’s Affirmative Action and Woman’s Movement took shape.

 

I found it interesting the way that Mellissa kind of shirted around the issues that could have lead to more interesting debate, than that of professional working women.  She noted that Eleanor Roosevelt, “…. although wealthy she did a lot of work with the poor”.  Her children were raised by nannies and domestics, mentioned in biographies of Eleanor, whom she found indispensable, raising of her children.

 

However, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt wrote the New Deal Social Security legislation, he excluded two areas of employment, domestic and agriculture labor, which at that time provided livelihood for over 90% of Black Americans. I like many conservative historians conclude that Pres. Roosevelt’s New Deal policies adversely affected the social and economic gains of Black Americans for decades to come.

 

An example of how engrained the use of Black domestics were to the raising of children in our country we can look at Hollywood, and the maids listed are only a few.  Hattie McDaniel was the 1st Black actress to receive an Academy award, for her supporting role in Gone With The Wind. She said “I can be a maid for $7 a week or I can play a maid for $700 a week.  Of 17 Black actresses nominated for Best Supporting Actress 8 had roles as domestics or a helper of some type. Out of 9 Black actresses nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, 4 were domestic workers or helpers.  Try finding a little Shirley Temple movie of the 30’s without a Black domestic helper.

 

Melissa, posed and interesting question that her guests kind of boo-booed. “That’s been part of the angsts if it is good for a middle class woman with resources to be home her under aged kids who are not yet school age, then shouldn’t we also think that is good for a poor woman to be home with her children who are not yet in kindergarten and in that sense the entire Welfare to work politics was moving against valuing stay at home Moms.” Well, who should fund a poor woman staying home? Is there a right to have the government fund your parenthood?  If you can’t afford children, then you shouldn’t have any until you can support them without government assistance, simple.

 

Joanne Bamberger interjected “You can’t have a world where it is o.k. for privileged Moms and middle class Moms who have the means to stay at home…. And it not O.K., for lower income class women to do that.  …Then why do Republicans go against the Family Medical Leave Act…can’t have it both ways?

 

I find both Melissa and Joanne reasoning flawed for the following reasons.  First of all having children is a matter of personal and financial responsibility shared between a man and woman.  It should be a bilateral instead of a unilateral decision as it often is in lower socio-economic communities.  Since the enactment of President Johnson’s Great Society programs of the 60’s women having babies without financial support have meant access to decent financial subsistence i.e. source of income, housing, general welfare assistance and even paid education. We should maximum state and federal resources to assist single mothers, and families that have their first unexpected child.  However, after the first child we should cap assistance package at that level regards of the number of children produce by the single mother or the family.

 

Whatever happened to getting an education/trade, married, saving money to buy a home, then having children when you can afford them?  People used to have only the number of children you could afford on the family’s income.  This was before the advent of birth control products in the late 1960’s.  Women should not be entitled to government financial assistance Just Because They Have a Womb!, and want to start a family. The taxpayer should not fund irresponsible behavior and decisions.

 

We all know about the generations of Blacks and poor Whites on welfare since the 1960’s, before Pres. Johnson’s attack on the American Family, chronically poor people rarely received public assistance of any kind.  Under President Johnson’s welfare policies the federal and state government provided a woman with children, and without a man in the home, more money than the man could bring home working an honest 40-hour week job.

 

Yes, there is a difference between economic classes in this country and there should be based on a family’s financial ability to make decisions that impact the family. Melissa, Joanne and Ellen Bravo are pushing for the taxpayers and employers to fund the raising of children.  We are not a socialist nation and people have to make decisions based on their ability to fund their lifestyle.

 

I want a Gulfstream 10 to fly around the country stay in the best hotels, play golf and give speeches.  Will the government fund my lifestyle decision for me?

 

Today many men help out with household chores.  There isn’t the stigma attached to going domestic work, or child rearing that it used to have five years ago.  In our modern society it is necessary and enjoyable for most men that I know. When I was growing up everybody pitched in to get things done in the families in my neighborhood.  My Dad didn’t wash dishes, but my brothers and I did every night.  We did all the yard work too and cleaned our rooms before we left for school in the morning.

 

It has been my experience as an adult that of my friends participated in household chores without a second thought. I guess that’s because they were most military officers.  They were secure in their manhood and wanted to do whatever to spend more time with their family.  In order to do that, things needed to get done, no gender roles, just tasks to be completed.

 

If modern professional women are going to treat as equals in the workplace then they will have to do what Black American and Tiger Mothers having been doing for generations, get in gear and get the job done and be quiet.

 

Too many American Mothers today want to be BFF with their children instead of parents. People like me very little sympathy for mothers of unruly and undisciplined  children, because their mother’s feel guilty for not spending more time at home with them.

 

It is a choice for some women to stay at home and a necessity that others work and the reverse is true.  The results of those decisions are a personal or family matter.  I do not think that  it should be subject to public discourse and drive taxpayer-funded policies of the entire country.

 

Think About It This Way with Charles Butler Podcast June 25, 2011

June 26, 2011

Podcast of June 25th TAITW

Greetings:

The show was interesting and to the point we started with Byran Reilly, Sr. Policy Analyst at Heritage Foundation discussing international trade and its effect on the economy and working Americans. His first question is whether he was “the education or entertainment?”. Of course he was the education participant for our listeners. Listen in and learn about the KORUS trade agreement from a different perspective than MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, et al.

Mr Mark Levin, guest on all the channels above including Fox News, we discussed the underfunding of pension plans and the malfeasance of state legislations across the country. Very engaging segment. Tune in and hear what is really going on at the state and federal level of entitlement programs.

Voter ID laws, I have been on radio stations around the country discussing how the Black elite are misinforming and miseducating Americans about the Voter identification laws to drive them back into Obama’s camp. The pollsters in Obama’s camp know Black people are not voting for him and express openly they are voting Democratic. It is ironic that it took a Black American president to expose the gross injustices by the party to this loyal constituency.

Flash Mob cover up by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPD Supt. McCarthy, the 911 tapes show that Black youth were terrorizing a predominately white North Beach area with their ignorant antics. Fighting, loud music, loud brash behavoir. The coup de grace was Falsh Mopping on Magnificent Mile, They can behave like animals in the Black community just don’t bring outside. The young folks will get the lesson.


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