Victims and Seekers of Peace

Something I wrote but was not published at the time (like some more writings I forgot.).

Once more we could see on the news why Mitt Romney is not the good choice for a president, or a man who has to be in control or may not let the public know he does not know something or can not handle it.

A meal and a Videotape

His videotaped remarks about President Obama’s supporters were also giving his viewing of the middle-class Americans and those who wanted to vote for Obama. Perhaps he never thought that in case he was going to win this election he had to be their president as well. I wonder how those “victims” are going to look than at their president, knowing that they really have become a victim of a contemporary dreadful mistake.

Responsibility

Seemingly, according to Romney, the Americans are not willing to take personal responsibility and care for their lives. That is just what Obama is asking from the American citizens, so either Romeny wants all Americans to vote for Obama, or he is just hoping that at last most Americans do get to recognise they do not want to be concerned about others, do not want to declare their sympathy with less fortunate Americans. Obama just asks nothing else than that the Americans would stick together. So those who do not stand by each other are called by Mitt Romney to make their choice and vote for him, who is going to take care that industry can bloom, no matter at what cost for the people. for him it is clear that the Greatness of America lies in the growing industry.

Mitt Romney at one of his presidential campaig...

Mitt Romney at one of his presidential campaign rallies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Romney is not a solitair, he can count on those who have more than enough money. People should see that the negro Obama is only all right for the weaker ones and the poor ones. That is the message the United States can get, take or ignore.

Obama would love to make some small corners of the world better, but Romney demands the Americans just to think of their own. For him it is best to be selfish enough to get the most out of the world for your own pocket.

Taxes and benefits

Who was scorned by Romney when he said: ““These are people who pay no income tax,” which was off-the-charts nuts because the 47% of Americans who do, in fact, pay no taxes comprise both Democrats and Republicans.

“Mr. Romney doesn’t know what this country looks like, and he has no idea how government works,” Richard Armitage, former deputy secretary of state in the administration of George W. Bush and a former top Defense Department official, said in an interview on Tuesday. “The veterans who serve 20 years or more in the service, they get benefits — that’s government money.”

Middle East Policy

Romney also showed his true face about foreign policy.

According to him the president Obama’s foreign policy is formed “in part by a perception he has that his magnetism, and his charm, and his persuasiveness is so compelling that he can sit down with people like [Vladimir] Putin and [Hugo] Chávez and [Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad, and that they’ll find that we’re such wonderful people that they’ll go on with us, and they’ll stop doing bad things,” Romney says. “And it’s an extraordinarily naive perception.”

Romney’s donors got to know that the Middle East will “remain an unsolved problem… and we kick the ball down the field”. America nor the rest of the world should spend any time nor money at a conflict which shall never be solved. “Peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish” for him “the Iranians (later he calls them”crazed fanatics”) would want to bring missiles and armament into the West Bank and potentially threaten Israel.”

Romney looks at the Palestinians “not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, ” and he says “There’s just no way” we live according to Romney with such unsolvable problems in Israel, China and Taiwan.

Romney, who has frequently criticised Obama for damaging relations with Israel, said also: “The idea of pushing on the Israelis to give something up to get the Palestinians to act is the worst idea in the world.”

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told Reuters news agency that Mr Romney was wrong to accuse the Palestinians of not seeking peace.

“Only those who want to maintain the Israeli occupation will claim the Palestinians are not interested in peace,” he said.

But we should not be afraid because Romney knows already know that he is “going to let off a dirty bomb.” (See and Listen to him speaking on the Mother Jones video) Because “we really don’t have any option but to keep Iran from having a nuclear weapon.” Who is going to take the United States to task?

Modern American Crusade

Has America not have enough of it share of being involved in wars? Vietnam, Iran, Iraq  and Afghanistan have they not demanded more than enough lives of American citizens and others? The war against terrorism has thrown a lot of sand in many Americans their eyes.

We should look at the crusading mentality all too prevalent in Republican circles. In several of my writings I warned Christians how careful they had to be not to condemn all Muslims. Having encountered several American blogs you nearly would get the impression that all Americans really believe that Muslims worship an other God than the Jews and Christians, some even think they worship a demon or demons. Strange is that often they are accused to be Pagans, though the accusers pray in front of statues and burn candles for saints and to demand their three-une god for protections of assets, this while the Only One God, who is One, does not prefer any financial values and hates any form of bribery.

“Fundamentalist Christian influence over Republican politics is at an all-time high since the process of infiltration began with the defeat of Goldwater’s 1964 presidential bid.” says Hrafnkell Haraldsson. {Romney and Ryan – The Haters in Chief} She writes the fundamentalist Christians hate Islam. “They contend that the prophet Mohammed was a pedophile and criminal.” And agrees that these are incredible claims to be made in a country that is based on the idea of tolerance and pluralism.

Founding fathers

I tried to show in other articles that, not only according my opinion, for Thomas Jefferson it made no difference if a person worshipped twenty gods or no god. Today it looks as if we are back two or more centuries back in the past and that the reasons why the Pilgrim Fathers. Those conservative Christians do prefer to see Jefferson as an Evangelical Christian and that the Constitution, like they want to interpret it, is relegated to second place after the Bible.

The conservative Christians today, in the United States, would like to see a religious controlled state, but do never question to which denomination they would like to give the most power, and there are so many denominations in the United States. (Probably more than in any other country.)

Though Christ came for the poor, the sick, the lonely, the sinners and those in need, lots of Tea-party members and Republicans think Christianity is the privilege of the fortunate white people, who can only be more blessed and prosperous when they keep to dogmatic rules brought forward onto everybody who want to live in their environment.

Not for the general public

Having all this chit-chat in-between the dishes shows that Mitt Romney has harsher views than he dare to express in public meetings.

Talking such a way about Israel, Palestine and Iran is not going to make it easier in the future for the American president to be a mediator or to help in the peace process.

Talking with such contempt about other people, should make them to think harder, if this would be the man they would like to have in charge of a world leading nation. Romney clearly has on several occasions shown an other face than his own person. More than once he and his entourage played with words and gave wrong information to fit their picture. He also  is the most opaque presidential nominee since Nixon, and people have been reduced to guessing what his true feelings are.

More than once he gave, to me, the impression that he had a totally different America in front of him than that one I got to know from media and history books. (But I am not an American, so American readers could enlighten me.)

An America not for lazy people

Romney gives us the impression that most American are a bunch of lazy people. It is because they are so bone idle that the American world is going to pieces. But we got to know that the indolent should not have to expect something from those who got so rich because they have the right working attitude and know how to get others working for them at not to expensive rates (though it could got even cheaper for Romney)

My son Quinten only resides in the States since early July, and could get a lot of things much cheaper than in Belgium, but other articles can be very expensive for us, compared to what we earn. This would give the impression, also hearing such high wages for certain people that those Americans should have to earn a lot more money. But he assured me that is not always the case. Also New Mexico’s Republican governor, Susana Martinez, noted in reaction to Romney’s remarks that many in New Mexico live at or below the poverty level, and “that safety net is a good thing.”

It must be in my imagination, though I also do not believe everything what National Geographic presents, that there must be many hard working Americans, who work for mere trifle. To me it looked that at last, much much too late, America has now found some one who would like to stand up for those “bastards” not smacking them in the face but showing the world that it is more than high time to become reasonable and social, having to unite and going for ‘working together’ more than working to get the other few more richer.

Working longer hours for less money

For Romney it is normal that Americans should work long hours, but they are not doing enough hours because the Chinese are even working longer for less money, so the Americans should also be able to perform as the Asiatic people.

Writing for the New Yorker magazine, Amy Davidson, adds the figure quoted by Mr Romney – that 47% of Americans are dependent on the government – is not accurate.

“The perfect concentricity of the income-tax-paying and the Republican-voting circles does not bear scrutiny. But the pliability of that number also says a great deal about Romney’s world view – the transitive property of wealth – and will make it hard for him to say (though he tried) that he was only talking about his lack of concern for votes, not for lives.” {US media react to Romney video leak}

Makers and Takers

Writing for the Washington Post, Ezra Klein expands on that argument, saying Mr Romney’s comments allude to a “vision of a society divided between ‘makers’ and ‘takers'” that is central to the Republican party’s policy agenda.

“Republicans have become outraged over the predictable effect of tax cuts they passed and are using that outrage as the justification for an agenda that further cuts taxes on the rich and pays for it by cutting social services for the non-rich. That’s why Romney’s theory here is more than merely impolitic. It’s actually core to his economic agenda.” {US media react to Romney video leak}

We wonder if the Americans shall be able to see that Mr Romney does not have their interests at heart.

Conservative Christian White America

Barack Obama

Barack Obama (Photo credit: philomythus)

Mitt Romney and the Republicans, who did everything to work against the by Obama  proposed plans,  are now betting that Mr Obama will be unable to inspire the same enthusiasm that carried him to the White House. Trying to get the conservative christian white Americans on their site the Republicans want to take care that this first urban president since Harry Truman, and the first president born in Hawaii, shall not return to the White House to continue his social reforms which will endanger the rich.

Recession may seem to come closer to its  end in the States and  employment figures may have slowly climbed, but the people should understand they are not yet at the end of the bumpy alley.

America and the ‘Others’

Those wanting to vote for Romney should better listen to other compatriots and those real Americans who were there at the many battles somewhere in the world. The veterans who carry in their heart the ‘True America’ should perhaps stand up and let their voice be heard harder. But it are often just those who are made broken-winged because they are put in the deepfreeze by insurance companies who did not want to pay any more for them. And the Republicans in power shall rub their hands to make them even more paralysed.

Hrafnkell Haraldsson remarks rightly: “At some point, though neocons seem unaware of this, the rest of the world will tire of America’s bullying behavior. And when that happens, we will all pay for the sins of our leaders, just as the German people once paid for the sins of theirs.  These thugs talk about a “new American century” but what they really want is an “old European century” with America in the place of the old imperialist colonial powers, pretty much doing whatever they wanted on the world stage, all in the name of God.”

“It’s no wonder at all they excoriate Obama as an anti-colonialist. He stands against everything they believe. It would be nice if this was just a political election but unfortunately we’re not going to escape without a Talibangelical jihad against our hated anti-biblical Constitution and a tolerant, pluralistic way of life. We have come to that moment the Founding Father’s feared, when the New World becomes the Old.” {Romney and Ryan – The Haters in Chief}

It remains to be seen whether Romney’s remarks at the private fundraiser, captured on hidden camera, would shake loose a dead heat that’s persisted in the presidential campaign for months.

Obama, appearing on CBS‘ “Late Show with David Letterman,” rejected the notion that many Americans feel they are victims. “One thing I’ve learned as president is that you represent the entire country,” he said.
On previous occasion, after some ‘lapsus’ of Romney (the many slips he already had), Obama also warned that when a president has to ‘speak off the cuff’ or just has to answer unexpected questions, first he should think carefully, before giving an answer or saying anything.

Republican tactics lead to deminished wages fo...

Republican tactics lead to deminished wages for American middle class – American income gap grows (Photo credit: EN2008)

September 19,2012

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The Video’s:

  1. Mitt Romney on the Mideast Conflict
  2. Mitt Romney on Iran’s Nuclear Program
  3. Even when you did not vote for Obama he is willing to work for you. He is a president who wants to work not for some but for every American: US President Barack Obama has rebuked Republican rival Mitt Romney, saying that anyone seeking to be president needs to work for all Americans. > Barack Obama: US presidents should ‘work for everybody’

Find also:

  1. Mitt Romney secret video reveals views on Middle East
  2. Mitt Romney has a horrifically skewed view of America
  3. Mitt Romney’s 47% freeloaders combines elderly, poor workers
    Elderly Americans and low-wage workers make up the bulk of those who don’t pay income taxes, a group that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said are “dependent on government” and see themselves as “victims.”
  4. US media react to Romney video leak
  5. Romney and Ryan – The Haters in Chief
    In the Republican universe, people don’t hide their prayers away as Jesus admonished but parade them boldly in mass rallies hosted by presidential candidates. In the Republican universe, it isn’t the poor who are blessed but the rich. It isn’t the rich who can’t get into heaven but the poor, because the fact of their poverty proves they’re not worthy of heaven. In the Republican universe, you don’t love your enemy, you hate him, and you don’t just hate him, you destroy him. In the Republican universe, you don’t turn the other cheek, you kick-ass.
    A warped crusading mentality pervades Republican politics. We all saw the beginnings of that in the Bush administration, but even Bush the Evangelical admonished Lt. General William Boykin for his anti-Islamic comments.
    The Romney team welcomes Boykin with open arms. He is a hero.
    In a Romney America, my god is bigger than your god. And your god doesn’t get any First Amendment protections because, well, it really isn’t a religion in the first place, is it? It’s a cult. Cults aren’t protected.
  6. Mitt Romney ‘victim’ remarks: a game-changer?
    After Romney issued his controversial statement saying the Obama administration “sympathized” with Middle Eastern anti-American rioters, the polls actually moved in Romney’s favor

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Read also about the founding fathers of the United States of America and the Judeo-Christian values:

  1. Which back voters in the US wants to see
  2. Judeo-Christian values and liberty
  3. Liberal and evangelical Christians
  4. Mormons, just an other faith
  5. Christian values and voting not just a game
  6. Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #1 Christian Reform
  7. Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #2 Roots of Jewishness
  8. Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #3 Of the earth or of God
  9. Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #4 Mozaic and Noachide laws
  10. Faith related boycotts
  11. Right to be in the surroundings
  12. Bumpy road to success
  13. The trigger of Aurora shooting
  14. Some one or something to fear #6 Faith in the Most High
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  • Mitt Romney tells donors Palestinians ‘have no interest’ in peace in new video (altahrir.wordpress.com)
    In latest clip from remarks recorded at Florida fundraiser, Republican calls Obama’s foreign policy approach ‘naive’
  • Romney in trouble over comments (bigpondnews.com)
    The Republican White House hopeful had already faced a barrage of criticism over initial excerpts from the May 17 fundraiser in which he writes off Democratic voters as ‘victims’ who believe they are ‘entitled to government support’.
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    Romney has consistently attacked what he says is Obama’s weak and misguided Middle East policy, saying in January that the president ‘threw Israel under the bus,’ by defining the 1967 borders as a starting point for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.Romney infuriated the Palestinians in July when he endorsed Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state during a visit to Israel.Since the party conventions two and three weeks ago, Obama has put some daylight between himself and Romney and opinion polls now show the Democratic incumbent ahead both nationally and in several key battleground states.
  • Ezra Klein on Mitt’s Muff (seniorsforademocraticsociety.wordpress.com)
    There will be plenty said about the politics of Romney’s remarks. But I want to take a moment and talk about the larger argument behind them, because this vision of a society divided between “makers” and “takers” is core to the Republican nominee’s policy agenda.
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    Republicans have become outraged over the predictable effect of tax cuts they passed and are using that outrage as the justification for an agenda that further cuts taxes on the rich and pays for it by cutting social services for the non-rich.
  • Mitt Romney on Obama Voters (tarpon.wordpress.com)
    Mother Jones on Monday released undercover footage of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney candidly addressing donors during a private, off-the-record fundraiser.
  • Thanks for a quick topic, Mitt Romney!!! (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)
    Just how fast can I whip up my one blog post for today?  Well, when Mitt Romney provides great material like he did in a video that was released Monday in the liberal-leaning Huffington Post and Mother Jones, it shouldn’t take long at all.
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    It’s funny that Mitt should say that on a day like today, when I — as someone who just might vote for Barack Obama — started a new job as a car salesperson because, in part, I don’t want to rely on the money I get from unemployment that’s a fraction of what I earned before in my last job that’s not nearly enough to support a family (and it’s called an entitlement?  HA!)  As for a health care entitlement, let’s not forget that it was Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts that provided the framework for what we now know more familiarly as “Obamacare.”
  • Mitt Romney insulted the American people (bluedownstate.wordpress.com)Mitt Romney insulted the American people with his remarks about the American people.

    The reason I don’t pay income tax is because I still live with my parents despite being 22 years old, and I don’t have a wage or salary-earning job. I’m not a victim of anything. The government, in my opinion, not only has a responsibility to take care of those who are less fortunate, but to encourage those who are less fortunate who are able to work to be able to either find a job or start a business.

  • More Voices Urge Obama to Rein In Netanyahu (lobelog.com)
    The relative mildness of the U.S. response to date has suggested to many here that the president has no intention of taking on the Israeli leader in a renewed effort to get a peace accord, a goal he pursued with considerable earnestness in the first 18 months of his administration before essentially giving up pending the outcome of this year’s election.
  • Obama and Romney: War Is Peace! (socioecohistory.wordpress.com)
    In last night’s presidential debate, both candidates claimed to run on a promise of peace and against the policies of George W. Bush. Obama criticized the Republicans for going to war in Iraq and took Romney to task for his bellicose rhetoric. A bit more surprisingly, Romney congratulated Obama on executing bin Laden but then said, “we can’t kill our way out of this mess.” The ultimate goal, said Romney, is peace: “We want a peaceful planet. We want people to be able to enjoy their lives and know they’re going to have a bright and prosperous future, not be at war.” Most brazenly of all, Romney declared, “We don’t want another Iraq, we don’t want another Afghanistan. That’s not the right course for us.”

About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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