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Pearl Harbor Day 2018 (Dec. 7th)

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2018 is the first time there were none to represent the USS Arizona at the memorial.

 

What did you remember most… on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7th, 2018? Will it be the attack itself! Will it be the Admiral’s words, Admiral Harry Harris, in 2016, on how he felt about “taking a knee” during the rendering of our National Anthem? Will it be like any other day… when all of us turn complacently away without regard to the fallen of our past or reason they gave their lives (then) to ensure a better future for all. There has never been a more critical understanding of “what it takes to keep our country growing” than today, and the headlines of propaganda.

 

 

 

 

Whatever it might be to you, Don’t forget to pause a little on sacrifice to understand what it was like for the Sullivan Family. The Sullivan brothers served on the USS Juneau, and gave up their lives November 13th, 1942, as they were trying to get reinforcements to the Marines at Guadalcanal. Here is to the valor of honorable tasks but not the knee. We do not need weakkneed boys but men willing to stand up for good reason, just cause and to know the difference between the right thing to do vs. and its opposite. 

 

The very reason brothers must serve on different vessels today… for the next generation.

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All in or reap no gain

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Inclusivity seems to be floating around today, again, as if it really needs to be understood or looked at for clarification. There used to be a real desire to become an American, not just someone found to be within our borders demanding the same rights and benefits due one born here. Immigration has always been a plus in this quilted land called America (not migration) but it must be from the original intention to become an American- with allegiance to the US and her laws. To expect justice when none would be shared equally lends to latent freedom… the knowledge of suggestive association or displaced displeasures so easily to be confused with one’s truth. The strongest naysayers are now found on the Democratic side of the aisle… as the Socialists continue to grow with more millennials- seeing themselves as entitled to whatever they want. What happened to the left to cause them to lean against freedom itself… to tug at the fabric of what we are as a combined people but not let the past blind us to suggest change is not possible unless it is done to diminish, and not aid, societal concerns over global politics and goals. Some might say they are Americans but they do not act like their ideal represents itself to be. We don’t need another McCarthy or the media fanning the fires of indignation for the CFR.

 

In her glory, an old shot!

 

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Which is more accurate here, a loss of integrity or a psychological disorder?

 

 

This applies equally across the aisle of party politics and cuts to the core of who we are and what we’ve done, or what we are doing to ourselves now.

 

If one would call Trump the cause of hatred… would be to then protest the reason for his visit in Pittsburgh to begin with. It would be equally wrong to be found doing what you claim you are against… biased viewpoints. Here is something Frederick Douglass has said (found below) and note how close it was to George Washington’s words; which went,”… to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” We cannot undo the past but we can leave an imprint on the sands of our future by remembering it!

 

“With malice towards none and charity towards all.” This sounds to me as if it shouts of Christian belief… and to take its importance as being no little task.

 

Aretha

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In memory of one of America’s treasured gifts… called home.

 

Aretha Franklin will always be “Lady Soul” in my mind, the first Lady… “Queen of Soul” and to her memory and those affected by her heart touching passion for music. Want what you give… and let it be as transformative as “Respect” itself!

 

 

The song was written by Otis Redding… one to raise the bar for all of us- something to think about in our current day and time… a timeless quality to the very words. This is also how I feel from hearing of Aretha’s passing… touched! My heart goes out to all her friends and family.

Here is another two for the memory of Aretha’s gift to all of us… her voice and friendship as an ambassador. There is some sadness in knowing she left no will behind.

 

 

The “Paniolo” came first… to “Cowboy” up!

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To give honor to the legacy of who we are

we will need to be less restricted by view,

this is when perception of any issue turns

into something more some how to ensue

but it is to dishonor our own ways of who

we are as we would focus on yet another,

no more important to us than our own way…

now things laid upon the feet of a Brother,

this is when we see ourselves as nothing

but the stereotype of what we are instead,

the who we are is not affected by condition

and out of place, being unaffected, or read

into… this “feel good” position assumes it

is the “better way” to broaden and embrace

the time and place, the spatial hemispheres

of thought stuck on nervous activity to trace,

this is much more, we are told, than it seems

if we start to believe our own PR on mind,

this is the kicker… the obsession detracts

from who we all are, difference then unkind. 

 

 

 

What do you think of when you think cowboy? Individualism! Hard working! Old Western high-tech! If perception is the basis for being for or against “the image of a Cowboy” is when what we feel, ourselves… if negative, is transferred to another, and if positive will bring no need to assault anyone or be upset by the image.

 

The opposite holds true, enamored with a specific life or lifestyle might have you emulate it to be a part of it- to have it for yourself.

 

This opinion will skirt on the fringes of psychology… the bedrock of reason, and ruminate on “feelings” and emotion- as feelings impact our actions. Under the heading of “Changing thought” (at this link) is found this line of thought.

 

If you can interrupt these useless and often irrational thoughts you will not have to feel the negative emotions associated with those thoughts.

 

This is denial… when he raises his ugly head!

 

So, thoughts can become feelings… and feelings can influence our actions. This becomes the truest reason found to support the claim,”We are what we think we are”. Is this entirely true? When two people get married there are six pairs of shoes, three pairs for the man he was, the one he is and the one she hopes he will become. The same works for the Groom here. This comes back to how we perceive it to be. In reality, difference is all we have in common and then how we react to it (our own behavior caused by something real or imagined).

 

This should help seal the deal!

 

To say one sees a pattern or shape of something in anything is vagueness expounded on at the very least! Does that cloud look like a rabbit to you too… or a horse with long ears?

 

When it comes to “Cowboys” though, historically speaking, I think of Hawaii. The history of America’s first Cowboys, the Paniolo, were trained by Mexican-Spanish vaqueros… already a heritage steeped with colorful influence and tradition. I also think of Parker Ranch… I knew one of the family and worked with him in my “Culinary” years at the Flamingo Hilton, Laughlin, NV.- a Butcher named Sam.

 

Hawaiian Cowboy, Paniolo: 1832

(from a Spanish influence)

Cowboys in the Pacific Northwest: 1846

… and in California and Texas: 1848

Between the rising sun and hardheartedness

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Yes… Vets have feelings too and often beliefs which run deep!

 

When Veterans come out to protest what President Trump said, on Memorial Day, May 28th, 2018… and, rest assured, some will find anything he does worth a protest. Yes, He is full of his accomplishments but I’ve seen him do more to turn this country back around from the way things were done before him. For this… and this Veteran’s heart, my hat goes off to him and all he would like to do to recoup American losses- even the recent atrocities of the last ten years.

Would you want to deprive American families of our legacy… Memorials shut down in DC.

Allies denied our support… just waiting for an American President to side with Israel again.

The Russian-Collusion thing, as the Russian lawyer was allowed in by Loretta Lynches DOJ VISA… and the small players gained ground and flung it.

 

If anything we should honor, respect and acknowledge those that went before us- so we can enjoy the freedom we have in a manner we choose.

 

I’m sure many of these same Vets take as much offense to: a removal of the final words of the oath of fidelity ( “… so help me God”) by the Air Force, an about face… is to place a question on a historic US military practice observed and acted on for many years or to a sentiment only those in the military might fully understand… about being a traitor to what we should stand for, as in the case of Jane Fonda. Jane went Communist, and I look upon the American landscape (today) to see the growing pains of an old enemy resurfacing, don’t you?

 

Another traitor is in the picture… you come to your own conclusion!

Having whispered words of injustice

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Can thee not believeth thine own manner 

to perceive men as but fools to virtue?

’Tis folly born new to remove free will to 

caste and subjugation sooner to be true!

Betrayal to flag and country as high as the

corruption will go… to be led by the highest

in Office, all below are expected to follow the 

lead of indifference or failest thou the test. 

As this speaks more to whispered words of

injustice than be “Justice” to soon achieved,

infiltration was the penetration of the veils of 

freedoms designed and grown to be relieved.

Naught but propaganda acted on… the surety 

of lies to be told as truth by (the) suggestion,

the suggestion hinted at the thoughts of “old”

ideals, morals regulated, an on vine elation

over freedom spoken of so loosely lest

not applauded when religion pitted against

one another is tossed aside or denied as it

takes bias and pretends to be virtuous, resist,

for if we are not fools for virtue then vice…

as if no one individual could tell one other

they must do it this way or die… what then?

Is this not folly to think one right rather than

God’s own way, to tell us how He wants us

to be… or believe our own propaganda’s play,

if you do not remain until the movie is over

there’ll be no credit but our own to claim or say?

 

 

The pot just called the kettle black! From an article in USA TODAY (found here but in an abstract below)… where Chelsea Clinton derides the President.

 

Chelsea Clinton told The Guardian the Trump administration “not only mainstreamed hate, but mainlined it.” And she blamed a rise in school bullying, as cited by the by the Southern Poverty Law Center, on an atmosphere created and encouraged by Trump.

 

This was one day before Memorial Day, 2018… in the US- a time to remember and value those that allowed the Right to Free Speech to continue- with hopes for a continuation of country and manner of good will for our fellow man. You see, we can only express “free speech”, as it was meant to be, if we do not: build up hate as a barrier, act in a fashion to deprive another their “Right” to do the same, or exert one’s influence… to have people act on it- even pay for it! To think “hate” will simply lower its head and leave us whimpering all the while is childish. To think one party can help resolve it when it takes: both hands to clap, to eyes to get a clear understanding of what we think we see, or two feet moving in the same direction they’ve agreed on… and we are striving to get over the past by moving forward.

 

Hate crimes statistics most would not share, are down!

 

Jews are the hardest hit by Hate Crimes.

 

What is known about the creation of the word,”Islamophobia” and a view from the right and one of my own.

 

What will we look for and call it truth if not truth itself?

 

This is what “Memorial Day” is to me… pleased to look on your own will- if you are half-inclined to do so!

 

To Vets everywhere… a new outlook! The old one didn’t work!

 

Really… and this is helping here?

 

No more of this under our noses or thought acceptable for your kids too! #RUReady?

The child walks amid heaps of illusions

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Attended by aid to cause of delusion and wry

glory of life, momentarily spared, but not saved,

this is when the psycho-babble of sycophants is

declared to sustain this life but it is to the paved

road so wide as to lure any and all concerned so…

with life at all, not even considering one’s soul,

this is where the path… the way to God then by-

passed en mass, Jesus the Hebrew God, no foal

for a war horse… not to deceive the masses as

some would be the god of all I see, to perceive…

and tell more lies in the end than in the garden

with one, the fall, no faith came for one to believe,

this then is the relief of belief without measure, to

perceive man as a fool for virtue or vice, so wrong,

this is to think there is a field beyond this life… one

we can meet to discuss each mortal idea so long.

 

 

Some very noteworthy Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes… listed below and sourced.

 

“I remarked especially the mimetic habit with Nature, on new instruments, hums her old tunes, making night to mimic day, and chemistry to ape vegetation.”

“The senses interfere everywhere and mix their own structure with all they report of.”

“We fancy that our civilization has got on far, but we still come back to our primers.”

“We live by our imaginations, by our admirations, by our sentiments, the child walks amid heaps of illusions, which he does not like to have disturbed.”

“The intellect is stimulated by the statement of truth in a trope, and the will by clothing the laws of life in illusions.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson”, 568 pages Published 1920 by Black’s Readers Service Company (first published in 1840), New York, N.Y., quotes from abstracts of: Essays, Illusions, p.416- 422 respectively.

 

Something about old books, isn’t there?

 

P.S. This embodiment is dedicated to the memory of Philip Roth (March 19, 1933- May 22, 2018), an American novelist, and the passion for writing… inspired by notables of literature such as he was. Realizing Roth to receive the 2001 Franz Kafka Prize… most noteworthy by itself. May your own inkwell never dry!

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