The Aging Boxer

The United States will never win another important war.

Sure, we will win battles.

Sure, we will win fake wars that our government sets up to give our soldiers an easy victory.

But we will never win another real war unless the country changes.

There’s a reason for that.

It has nothing to do with the goodness or ability of the American soldier.  Wars are lost in spite of our soldiers efforts.

There are three principal reasons why we cannot win a war. 

1. It only takes a short time before the American soldier arrives at the battle scene and figures out that the war has nothing to do with democracy and preserving our way of life and everything to do with making money for the rich. Thus the solider becomes dispirited.

2. As the United States has drifted away from a Christian-based society to a secular one, the CIA and the government have created a culture of distrust in which, surprise, no one trusts each other. You need to trust your teammate in order to win battles. Currently our country finds itself ensconced within a thick cake of distrust, lies and deceit seven layers deep. Nobody can even begin to guess who’s on first base.  Everyone is seen as having an ulterior motive.

3.  War is the end game now.  The elites now wage wars to rob the treasury (us) and keep the economy going. Our elites are too lazy and too stupid to wage peace – which, by the way, would make them far more money.  No, they want the quick bucks that war brings.  Consequently, since war is the end game, war is not necessarily fought in order to be won.  The soldiers want to win and go back home, but the elites prefer it to keep going.  Why, my gosh, how else could they make money?

As such, we will lose wars.

We have become the kind of country we used to beat.

We are a giant banana republic with thugs on top who have learned to talk pretty, wear a suit and not wildly shoot bullets into the air from machine guns. 

These are the generals who eat lobster in Saigon as the country goes to shit.

Hence, the losses just keep on coming.

The best is yet to come.  Its name is Iran.

These fools who lead us – tanked up on their titles, awards and press clippings – think that they can phone in their performance and take out Iran in a week.

Well, good luck to that.

Russia, China and India will never permit the US to control Iran again.

US control of Iran and its oil spells death and a century of economic slavery for these countries, for if the US controls Iran, the US will control well over fifty percent of the world’s oil and gas reserves and its flow from the Persian Gulf.

With Iran in its grip, the US can bankrupt and subjugate Russia, India and China.

These countries will fight the US to the death to prevent such, and they will win.

They will win for the same reason that the rabbit outruns the fox.  The fox is running for its dinner; the rabbit is running for its life.

Plus, we’re not living in 1950 anymore.  China has grown pretty strong.  They’re the new tough kid on the block.

The US, like an aging boxer living in the past, is not the country it once was.

No, this aging boxer, feeling the effects of too many hits to the head, craves just one more victory.

If only he can get a shot at the title, he says to himself.

Well, we all know what happens to washed-up boxers.

It’s never pretty.

Israel and Oil

This is what our clueless  vice-President, Mike “I love Hamilton” Pence, had to say the other day at the Israeli American Council meeting in Miami :

“This is an administration that stands with Israel!  Today it is my honor to say: If the world knows nothing else, let the world know this: America stands with Israel! We stand next to Israel because we believe in right over wrong, good over evil, liberty over tyranny. Support for the Jewish State is not a partisan issue. It is an American issue.”

Has this man, Mike Pence, ever had an original thought in his brain?  That’s my first take.  Is he a wind-up Ken doll?

Secondly, I feel sorry for many Jews because they, as well as Christians, have been deluded by the brand of bullshit that Mike Pence shovels out.

Both Jews and Christians think that Israel is for the Jews. Well I have a ticket on the clue train for them.

Israel has nothing to do with the Jews. Israel was created to establish a beachhead in the Middle East for energy corporations to extract oil. Nothing else.

These corporate titans don’t give one rat’s ass about the Jews.  

Unfortunately, the Jews are going to find that out the hard way when some bright individual either  figures out an alternative energy source besides oil or invents a way to get 100x the efficiency out of a drop of oil.

Then they’ll know the truth which is what Mike Pence should’ve stated at that conference.

Here is what he should have said:

“This is an administration that stands with our beachhead for oil in the Middle East!  Today it is my honor to say: If the world knows nothing else, let the world know this: America stands with our beachhead for oil in the Middle East.  We stand next to our beachhead for oil in the Middle East because we believe in might makes right, evil over good, tyranny over liberty. Support for our beachhead for oil in the Middle East is not a partisan issue. It is a corporate issue.”

Now that would be the truth.

Now, if you are the kind of person who believes that Israel is for the Jews, let me ramble.

Jews have been persecuted by Christians since the day Christ walked on the planet. That’s a lot of years. Why in 1900 years was there no serious move by Jews to go back to Israel?

I’ll tell you why. 


Edwin Drake discovered that you can get oil out of the ground in 1858.  

It was only a matter of time before man figured out that the Middle East was rich in oil.

It was only a matter of time before the elites figured out that oil was essential to warfare.

It was only a matter of time before the elites figured out a way to secure the oil in the Middle East.

Thus Saudi Arabia.

Thus Israel.

To build a state out of nothing takes real money.  It’s not a matter of putting up a sign saying “Jews Welcome.” People have to be organized. Speakers have to speak. Institutions need to be created and financed. Paramilitary organizations need to be clothed and fed.  This takes real money. This kind of money doesn’t come from nickels and dimes from the local synagogue.

The Jews were weaponized by the elites to secure a beachhead in the Middle East.  That is why Israel is armed to the teeth. That is why Israel has nuclear weapons.

When the Middle East is no longer necessary to the securing of riches for the elites, the elites will drop it like a hot potato.

The Jews will be left there holding the bag wondering where everyone went.

Which is why it is essential that the Jews who plan to live in Israel construct friendly relationships with their neighbors.

That would include the Palestinians.

Israeli Bluster

So the latest Israeli blowhard to enter the arena, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, states that Israel is closer than ever to entering Gaza to attain security for Israel’s citizens.

Tough talk.

Let’s see how tough he talks in a few months after Israel decides to undertake this mission.

Will Israel win?  Well, it depends upon how you define win.

One thing is for sure, Hamas and the Palestinians have nothing to lose.

Given the horrid conditions they are living under, given Israel’s determination to take the West Bank, given growing world support for Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it should be clear to the Palestinians that they have little to fight for save honor.

They’re certainly not fighting for Lady Gaga to give a performance.  No, luxuries are not at the top of their list.

I would say they are fixing their bayonets right now.

Israel should be prepared for that.

The problem that Israel faces is not its own means or determination but its overconfidence.

Their young anonymous soldiers have been fed a steady diet of lies about Palestinians for fifty years now.

Israelis have come to accept Palestinians as subhuman cockroaches who celebrate a culture of death.

I don’t think that’s true.  I think Palestinians very much love their children and neighbors. And like Jews they want to be part of the future world.

Any people under siege and outgunned will resort to suicide bombers.  The Japanese did, the Vietnamese did, the Palestinians did.

And what do you know? The very first suicide bombers were the Jewish Zealots who conducted knifings against Roman soldiers in the first century.

Knifings, huh?

So the Jews wrote the book.

The Palestinians are the students.

They learned from their teachers and engaged in suicide bombings.

They’ll do it again

They have nothing to lose.

They’ll do what they have to do.

And more. Humanity is inventive, and necessity is the mother of invention.

Missiles once directed at cities will be more efficiently directed at patrols.

It’s a closer shot with a greater chance of success

Is Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan ready for this?

Is he ready for house to house combat?

I suppose that with proper planning and careful attention to detail it is possible that Israel can achieve a sweeping victory over Hamas with a minimum of bloodshed.

One of Israel’s assumptions may be poor:   That Hamas and Hamas alone is responsible for the instability in Gaza.

In other words, get rid of Hamas and the problem goes away.  This seems to be the same logic that the US bought into during Vietnam:  Get rid of the Viet Cong and the Vietnamese will be peaceful.

Well, the Vietnamese people were the Viet Cong.

In Gaza, I suspect, the Palestinians are Hamas.

Israel, prefers to believe its own bullshit.  They prefer to believe the lies they’ve been promoting through the Western media about Hamas surrounding themselves with unwilling human shields inside nursery schools.

It fits their narrative.

Israel also prefers to believe in their own superiority and the unassailability of the IDF.  This confidence is bolstered by their rabbis infusing them with the nonsense that they are God’s chosen people and that God gave them Israel.

Well, 1) God picks no favorites, 2) God doesn’t give any land to anyone, and 3) God distributes intelligence evenly throughout the spectrum of humanity.  You’re here after millions of years of evolution; if you were that genetically inferior, you and your people wouldn’t be here.

Still Israel believes its own bullshit.  It points to its Nobel Prize winners as proof of Jewish superiority never once asking itself whether other religions emphasize awards and accomplishments let alone Nobel Prizes.

Suppose other cultures emphasize a renunciation of wealth, possessions and awards.  What then?

Hey, here’s a thought: Shouldn’t a master race consider such and temper its arrogance.

And if it does not?

Well, wars aren’t fought on paper  or in the minds of the self-deluded as Israel is about to find out.

Yes, they can kill many Palestinians and “win”.

But at what cost to themselves and the future Israel?

It’s important to ask questions.  The more high quality questions you ask, the better the result generally is.

Does God see everything?   Does God see what hardships Israel has inflicted upon the Palestinians in Gaza?  Do we live in a moral universe?

These are but a few questions the Israeli blowhard, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, might ask first.

Intelligent people ask questions.

How to Fix Gaza

Let’s begin with how not to fix Gaza.

What won’t work is what’s being done now.

What will work is what’s not being done now.

Israel should allow unrestricted free flow of goods and services into the Gaza Strip minus of course the obvious – nuclear materials, jets, weapons and so forth.

Justified?  No.

Workable?  Yes.

They should allow those Palestinians who wish to return to their homes within Israel proper the opportunity.

Crazy? Seemingly.

Workable?  Yes.

A small percentage of Palestinians will desire to do so. Many I suspect will remain where they grew up – in the Gaza Strip.

Should the Palestinians fire rockets, the Israelis should take a bunch for the greater good.

A good leader has to take a little blowback.

By not retaliating excessively, the Israelis give peace a chance.

What passes in Gaza can be a model for the West Bank.

Tear down the ugly, ugly checkpoints and barriers and allow people to live where they want to live.

Permit Palestinians free access and free rights to travel.

Will there be more bombings and stabbings?

Yes, but every society has problems.  It takes time to heal wounds.

Instead of creating new enemies, try doing what you know is counterintuitive, unjustified yet workable – patience, understanding and kindness.

Reparations would be a good step.

Yes, but will an olive branch or an offer of kindness be slapped away?

Initially, yes.  People are upset.

In time, the violence will fade.

Long before people were Palestinians and Jews they were people.

And what people want is a happy life, a chance to make a few bucks and the opportunity to contribute.

Give them that, and they’ll be on their way peacefully.

As for the knuckleheads and hardliners who refuse to adjust, well, every society has those.

Treat those people as common criminals not as representatives of Palestinians who desire to annihilate the state of Israel. 

Sometimes you have to try to not  look too hard.  A little benign neglect might help.

Yes, but won’t Israel cease to become a Jewish state?  

No, because elections, like elsewhere, are a joke, a ruse to pacify the masses.  

As Mark Twain once said: If elections mattered, they’d never let us vote.

So too in Israel.

Which is why Israel has no fear of Muslims who, until the creation of the state of Israel, lived peacefully with Jews for centuries.

So live peacefully together again.

Arabs and Jews live across the street from each other in the United States.

Do what we do in America:  Romanticize your past with lies that never happened.  Create heroes who perform impossible feats like throwing a shekel across the Jordan River.

People eat that up. 

The alternative to doing business as usual will be far worse.

As a former soccer player, Bibi should understand that it’s never good policy to underestimate your opponent.

The player who has the upper hand and thinks that he has the game all wrapped up soon finds himself on the losing end.

So, assuming that Bibi, President for Life, decides to have a change of heart, can what is suggested here be implemented?

Not over night, that’s for sure.  There has been too much suffering.

Changing everything overnight would be disastrous.  It would be like asking a hard-core heroin addict to go cold turkey.

It’s not like the people are being asked to give up chocolate, which by the way was relatively unavailable to the people of Gaza prior to 2007 thanks to restrictions.  

Hatred like heroin is powerfully addicting.

But if a reasonable but not ridiculous goal of twenty years was set, there is no reason why change can not occur at 5% per annum.

It sounds like it’s worth a try.

Rethinking Israel

What can Jews and Christians do to prevent another Holocaust?

Not what they’re doing now.

The current thinking is to have a homeland, Israel, where Jews can find safe haven.

It seems like a good idea.

And I would say that it would be a good idea if man were smart.

But if man were smart in making this move, wouldn’t we have gotten an  invitation by now to join the League of Planets?

We haven’t which should concern us.

Maybe we should rethink this whole Israel thing.   Maybe we’re going down the wrong path.  

You know, when the concept of Israel was first proposed there were many Jews who opposed its creation.

One of the arguments against Israel and its inevitable accompanying doctrine of Aliyah, the right of return, is that it would put Jews in a position of having dual loyalty.  It was feared that this would cause automatic distrust of those Jews remaining in their native country.

Another argument was that creating a Jewish homeland doesn’t address the issue of why Jews are persecuted.

Perhaps the principle objection, though, was that secular nationalism would replace observance of the Jewish faith; in other words, Jews would cease becoming Jews.  

Well, they were right on the money about that because right now so-called Jews and their so-called Christian supporters are engaging in very un-Jewish and un-Christian behavior in the Middle East.  And if it’s one thing that makes God testy, it’s people behaving immorally.

You would think that our leadership of so-called Christians and so-called Jews in the United States and Israel would have read the OT, but if you thought that you would be wrong.  They go to church and temple to get elected.

The OT is replete with stories of civilizations that have turned away from God and consequently come to ruination.

Since the current leadership in both countries doesn’t care about ancient wisdom, I will assume that they will bring us to ruination also.

Have they ever read a book?  Trump hasn’t, except his own, of course.

The body count in the Middle East is staggering.  The pure evil unleashed by ISIS, now known to be created and supported by the US and Israel (Saudis too), is heartbreaking.

God sees everything.

In which case, it might be a good idea to start thinking of other solutions to save the so-called Jews and so-called Christians who authored this mayhem.

We may want to include ourselves also for permitting these bozos to drag us into this mess.

Thinking we’re safe because we have an iron dome or a six-hundred ship Navy isn’t a solution, so here’s a novel thought:  How about following the vision of JFK who believed that leaders should empower people?

What if the US and Israel strengthened the average citizen living in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Jordan and Lebanon?

What if our leaders who graduate from fancy business schools understood that the purpose of a business or a government is not to make money but to add value to the average citizen’s life?

Would that be something God would approve of?

Israel and Biology

What we are witnessing in Israel is never pretty because it shows the dark side of who we are.

One population is replacing another.

The Jews are taking over the land that was previously occupied by another – the Palestinians.

Of course, they had plenty of Christian help.

There’s no stopping it despite half-hearted attempts to do so.

Moving across borders, setting up shop, rubbing people out – it’s something we humans do.

We’re good at it.

We’ve been doing it ever since we began walking on the planet.  And before.

Now, we fancy ourselves as humane and civilized, but we’re not.  We’re the same as we have ever been, and we are going to continue to be that way.

We’re not evolving into an energy force field as the human potential movement wishes we would.

We’re not going to become enlightened anytime soon.

And we’re not stamping out racism.  Indeed, racism is in part a biological survival mechanism.

As uncomfortable as it may be to acknowledge in this age of political correctness, racism is biology’s way of saying:  We think our genetics is worth preserving, and so we will kill you to prove it and preserve it.

When I began pediatrics in 1982, a baby developed according to reliable milestones.  He or she supported his head by 4 months, sat up by 7.5 months, said his first word by 9 months, walked by 15 months, spoke at least five words by 20 months.

Thirty-six years later, the development of a baby is the same.  Exactly the same.

It’s been the same for thousands of years.

What this means is that Julius Caesar developed the same way you did.

What this means is that human beings five thousand years and beyond will develop the same way you did.

Not only will the physical development be the same, the emotions linked to that development will be the same as well.

People five thousand years from now will feel the same positive and negative emotions you feel.

People will laugh and feel joyful; they will also get mad and feel angry.  Other emotions such as envy and greed will exist as well.

Yes, people will still feel compassion; but that will be offset by smug contempt of others.

For better or worse, we are trapped within our biology.

War and aggression will aways be with us.

One group of people will always desire the possessions of another.

Our biology will mandate it.

The Phony Wars in the Middle East

The wars of the Middle East are phony.

The conflict between Israel and Iran is phony; it is an artificial conflict produced, supported and agreed upon by the phony leaders who govern each country. They agree to this lie so as to make themselves more necessary and relevant to their respective peoples. “See here,” they say, “those people are going to annihilate us. That is why we must buy weapons, jets and bombs.” The people are then duped into building up a military that serves the interests of the international corporations, owned by the elites, who are chief beneficiaries of such a conflict.

The ordinary Jew is no threat to the ordinary Muslim. Nor is the ordinary Muslim a threat to the ordinary Jew.  Indeed, when you look at the embryological development of religions, Islam and Judaism are brothers of sorts.

Both Israel and Iran know full well that Israel enjoys the full support of the Unites States government. Why would Tehran launch a nuclear strike against Tel Aviv knowing full well that such a strike would be its last action on planet Earth? It wouldn’t and it won’t.

Israel knows as much.

The leaders of both countries are puppets of the international elites who finance phony conflicts in order to extract money from ordinary people. It is the ordinary people who finance the lavish lifestyles the elites have grown accustomed to. It is the ordinary people who purchase their jets, yachts and homes around the globe. There is always a better home to be built and a new generation of elites to be serviced.

War is now official policy in the Middle East.

Why be friends when there is so much money to be made through war?

Peace requires effort. Peace requires thought. Peace invites competition.

On the other hand, war is easy money; and the financial cancer cells, who threaten to destroy our world, know it.