An Unholy Alliance

The 2024 Ramadan edition of the Status Quo: An Electronic Newsletter is dedicated to the children of greater Palestine. Despite this Newsletter urging President Obama in 2012 to recognize the State of Palestine in an effort to both compel Israel to honor its legal obligations dating back to 1967 and strengthen the hand of moderate Palestinians, the fact remains he chose the benefits of not opposing the Israeli lobby over the rule of law. Instead of the Palestinian Authority (PA) being recognized by the United States thus giving the PA a chance to remove Hamas as a viable voice in greater Palestine, President Obama’s decision to leave office without standing up to Israel allowed the current Prime Minister of Israel to begin playing Hamas off against the PA thus weakening the PA. As for why the current Prime Minister would want to aid Hamas, the answer is simple. He knew that a weakened and embattled PA would be impotent to stop Israel from continuing its illegal seizures of Palestinian land. The expansion of Israeli settlements is just one of the many violations of international law committed by the government of Israel. It is not, however, the most egregious.  

What we see transpiring in Gaza today is the result of well laid plans of Likud and Hamas dating back years. Unfortunately for the children of Palestine, the Likud Party and the religious fanatics in Shin Bet and Mossad have implemented plans for the Palestinian people and their land that date back decades while Hamas’ plans for Israel date back only a few years. And if the past few months have proven anything, it is that the racists in Israel’s national security infrastructure are only too happy to see the Palestinian people pushed into Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and if necessary the Mediterranean Sea.  As for Hamas, the past few months seem to indicate the start of the Third Intifada. The question that can only be answered in time is whether the Third Intifada will be more successful than the first two Intifadas.  As for the “Pro-Palestine” supporters across the world who continue to chant “from the river to the sea”, they might want to reflect on how successful the first and second Intifadas were for the Palestinian people. If they do reflect upon the historical record, they might realize that “from the river to the sea” might turn out to mean there will be no Palestinains living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and that will mean disaster for the world.  

The Status Quo (revisited) 

From July 4, 2000 to June 14, 2018, the Status Quo posted articles here that changed the status quo for many victims of sexual abuse in MI and CA. Countless pedophile priests were exposed in these pages (and during mass) while the career politician was identified and his crimes exposed for all Americans to see. The Status Quo never shied away from speaking truth to power and often posted articles with the intention of educating the American people to the twin scourges facing the American people: the pedophile and the career politician. And this Newsletter did so even when the American people couldn’t have cared less about what was happening in the world around them. They better start caring because that world is descending upon them.  

An Unholy Alliance (originally posted September 30, 2015)

Not since Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia agreed to partition Poland into two spheres of influence has there been a more unholy alliance than that of Israel and Saudi Arabia. When Hitler and Stalin agreed to extinguish the Polish state in 1939, they did so because they understood the dynamics of Realpolitik – a German word most attributed to the political philosophy of Prussian Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck. 

Realpolitik is a political philosophy based on practical or realistic terms rather than any moral or ethical terms.  Realpolitik embraces necessity and practicality as opposed to wisdom and morality as the cornerstone of a nation’s foreign policy. Examples of Realpolitik can be found all across the centuries. From the US Government’s policies toward Native and African Americans to the Chinese policy of infanticide of its baby girls, Realpolitik has caused more human suffering than any government policy short of war. The abandonment of policies developed through reasoned thought and intelligent debate do not lead to sound policy decisions. Realpolitik is bad policy that leads to bad decisions. It is also another reason why limited but efficient government is the answer to many problems facing humanity. 

With a thorough understanding of Chancellor Bismarck’s political skills, the Status Quo can think of no better term to describe the Israeli – Saudi intelligence services alliance. This unholy alliance works to keep the Palestinian people in a Middle East version of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Jewish State well versed in the latest threat to Israel. Courtesy of two theocracies – a Jewish state controlled by right-wing Zionists and a Muslim state controlled by right wing Wahhabis, this unholy alliance embraces Realpolitik with ruthless abandonment. To those who do not understand what is happening in the Middle East because you are too busy living life in chaotic America of 2015, the Status Quo is pleased to offer a short primer on Realpolitik throughout the Gaza Strip, along the West Bank, and inside the temples and mosques of Jerusalem and Mecca. 

Long before the Status Quo joined the Arab-Jewish struggle some 25 years ago, there has existed a relatively small number very influential Zionists, who form the core of Israel’s intelligence elite, who have worked hand-in-hand with grotesquely wealthy Saudi Princes to ensure that the Palestinian people are subjugated to a life of servitude under the Israeli occupation. To those who believe the occupation is about Israeli security, the Status Quo begs that you consider another reason for the never ending occupation. As long as the people of Palestine remain prisoners on their own land, the greater will be the cry for the liberation of the Palestinian people.  As long as the Palestinian cause is preached in the Mosques of the Middle East as the reason for jihad, the heretical regime in Saudi Arabia remains safe from militant Muslims. 

In exchange for maintaining the “Palestinian Cause” throughout the Arab world, Mossad is provided valuable information by Saudi intelligence on existing and emerging threats to Israel in the Arab world. In fact, it is no exaggeration to assert that Saudi intelligence has provided more useful intelligence on Hamas operations and leadership than Mossad has obtained through electronic surveillance. How in awe Bismarck must be as he strolls through the forests of Valhalla wondering how Mossad convinced the Saudi Princes they were not serving the interests of Zionism?  

It is sickening to know that Saudi Arabia’s holy men are paid handsomely to preach death to America. It is nauseating to know the Saudi Princes finance men who have dedicated their lives to killing Americans – brothers and sisters of the Status Quo. Still the question that confounds the Status Quo is why Mossad believes this alliance serves Israel’s best interests. The Status Quo knows why the Princes embrace immorality as a foreign policy. It’s the only policy that allows them to dismiss the guilt that comes from knowing that so many living so close live in fear and hunger while they spend $10,000.00 on a pair of shoes they wear only once. 

Notwithstanding Mossad’s proven capability, it confounds the Status Quo that the men and women of Israeli intelligence believe that the growing international animosity toward the government of Israel is in their best interest.  Merging the hatred of anti-Semitism with the anger generated in many Europeans and Americans by the illegal and immoral policies of Israel is a dangerous possibility. It is simply an undeniable fact that many educated, intelligent and inquisitive Americans are angered by an illegal occupation that prevents the freedom of movement by checkpoint, limits Palestinian commerce in order to foster the illegal expansion of Jewish settlements on Palestinian land. There is no substitute for a homeland. This is what is so puzzling. As the Status Quo once told a prominent member of Baltimore’s Jewish community, the growing anti-Israeli sentiment spreading across Europe, America and Asia is far more dangerous than the anti-Semitism of old Europe and America. If anti-Semitic views find common ground with those who hold anti-Israeli opinions and do so for political gain, the end result must be worse than abiding by the “Land for Peace” agreement Jews made with Arabs in 1967. 

As for the people of the Arabian Desert, the Status Quo offers a lesson taken from your daily news. The Status Quo requests that you read what the Saudi Health Minister, Khalid al-Falih, said about the “possibility” that it was not the heretical domestic policies of the Saudi family that caused the tragic stampede that turned Mecca into a killing field. It is imperative that the citizens of Saudi Arabia know this bureaucrat had the nerve to declare that maybe the “pilgrims who didn’t follow the guidelines and instructions issued by the responsible authorities” were not the cause of the stampede. No pilgrims from Iran, Nigeria, America or Malaysia are to blame for the incredible loss of life in Mecca’s latest stampede. No outside interest killed Muslims as they prayed to Allah in the heart of Islam. What caused the crane to collapse on the Grand Mosque also caused the stampede that killed a thousand innocent people while they were fulfilling a commitment to their faith.  So many loving fathers, mothers, sons and daughters lead to the slaughter by a domestic policy rooted in greed and a foreign policy that runs contrary to that which makes Muslims devoted servants of Allah. 


The 9 years since the above article was posted have brought changes in world opinion that few envisioned. Having criticized the policies of Israel dating back to the Second Intifada while remaining a strong supporter of the State of Israel, this writer could never have imagined that the role Israel plays in global affairs as well as its acceptance amongst the nations of the world would come under siege as it is today. With the exception of its policies toward the Palestinian people, the State of Israel had been accepted by the majority of nations outside the Middle East because Israel embraced democracy, contributed to disaster relief around the world, welcomed the world to her holy sites and fostered free enterprise. That was yesterday. 

Today Israel no longer fosters democracy and free enterprise. It continues to enslave the Palestinian people and over the past 5 months has killed them with such wanton disregard for human life that an argument can be made that Israel is committing Genocide. Moreover, Israel exports invasive technologies used by countless dictators to suppress their people while also exporting to the highest bidder (think Harvey Wienstein and his ilk) criminals posing as security consultants but paid to destroy innocent lives to include murder. This is the Israel so many in the world now see and the result is Israel’s place in the world is changing and changing fast. And if Israelis do not wake up to this fact, they will not have to worry about hearing chants like “from the river to the sea” by college students on 12-hour hunger strikes. Instead they need to worry that the world will be chanting “Next Year in Jerusalem.”   

A New Dimension to an Old Problem

The chaotic situation at our southern border is alarming. With the exception of Mexico, no country in the world allows more people to enter its territory illegally and then allows them to stay indefinitely. It is a recipe for disaster.; a disaster one writer saw 25 years ago.   

What is new about illegal immigration into the U.S. is the make-up of many of those crossing illegally into America. The most recent waves of illegal immigrants differ from others in that Russia and China are playing a role in prompting the latest waves. The recent increase in Chinese, African and Middle Eastern immigrants begs the question: who is assisting them in their long and expensive journeys?  The answer to that question should be obvious. Russia is motivated to financially support immigrants from Africa and the Middle East because it knows how illegal immigration is dividing the southern states from northern states and an influx of black and muslim immigrants will only fan the flames of hatred in the border states at a time when hatred abounds in America. As for the Chinese immigrants, most may be seeking a better life but for sure some of them are here to aid and abet the tens of thousands of Chinese agents who have already infiltrated American society over the past 25 years. From Google to the Department of Defense, Chinese agents are hard at work eroding our national security and damaging our corporations and yet the career politician does nothing. Sound familiar?   

The fact that the news media isn’t reporting this critical development is due in part to the fact that local newspapers have been decimated by Private Equity and the journalists who reported on local events have been sent packing. There is no one left to report where these Chinese or Congolese immigrants traveled to after they are released by the U.S.  Customs and Border Protection. Sadly, the American people will never know how many of these illegal immigrants have come to America to pursue a life of crime or to obtain a better life through hard work just as they will also never know how many came to degrade our national defense and erode our ever diminishing unity. 

What is even sadder is that the American people seem incapable of understanding that career politicians on both sides of the aisle will never fix our broken immigration system because it is just another tool used by them to keep us divided and themselves re-elected. What the American people need to understand is that this dangerous wave of new immigrants was envisioned in a book written 25 years ago. Chapter 2 of Walking In Your Footsteps contains a passage that clearly demonstrates someone saw not just what was happening in 1999, but also what would happen if the status quo remain unchanged:  

“Since the federal government is expressly authorized by the U.S. Constitution to regulate immigration, it must be the only government entity regulating immigration. Immigration is a perfect example of an area of our national existence that transcends the individual state. Nevertheless, the reasons our existing policy ignores this reality is that special interests and the politicians who take their money use immigration to serve their own political agendas. Why else would President Clinton pardon terrorists that not only advocate the use of violence against the United States but also practice it? Why else would our elected officials continue to leave America’s borders unsecured? Illegal immigration benefits both political parties and I defy anyone to prove me wrong.

The federal agency tasked with regulating immigration is the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). The INS is responsible for processing legal immigrants into the United States. Illegal immigration was recognized as a law enforcement matter. The fact that INS has enough to do handling legal immigration is proof positive that it cannot address the problem of illegal immigration. Besides, illegal immigration is as much a national security problem as it is an issue affecting our national welfare

The United States Custom Service (Customs) is currently responsible for securing our borders from those wishing to enter illegally. The primary responsibility of Customs is to make sure those wishing to sell their goods in the United States pay the requisite taxes and fees. Instead of focusing on their stated missions, we find the INS and Customs combating illegal immigration at the expense of performing their primary functions. Just as our federal judges have been forced to abandon their primary function to become drug judges, INS and Customs have been forced to abandon their primary mission to become law enforcement agents. This inefficient response to a national problem is a perfect illustration of how a bloated and inefficient central government can lose sight of its stated mission.

This failure to achieve the mission of securing our borders is not the fault of the INS or Customs personnel in the field. These people are, by and large, honest, hard-working Americans trying to make a living. The problem is that far too many of these men and women sit in Washington D.C. counting their vacation days while the personnel in the field lack the resources to get the job done. These highly priced bureaucrats and the career politicians they serve have long ago destroyed the ability of the federal government to get the job done.

The United States Commission on Immigration Reform (Commission) issued a report recommending a solution to illegal immigration. The report recommended that a new federal agency be created within the Department of Justice to address illegal immigration. This new agency would be tasked with handling all law enforcement issues pertaining to illegal immigration. Like the bureaucrats they are, the Commission’s answer to the problem of illegal immigration was to create a new layer of federal bureaucracy. However, their recommended solution, i.e. more government, proved too difficult to implement during a time when the American people were demanding less government.

The next best solution proffered by the venerable Commission is another time-tested option so often utilized by the federal government: pay a consultant to further review the problem. To this end, the Attorney General and the Director of the INS hired two contractors, Booze Hamilton to investigate the Commission’s findings and Price Waterhouse to develop a strategy for fixing the problem. I cannot wait for the Department of Justice to hire a third contractor to investigate the investigators after the public demands accountability for the taxpayer dollars spent in such a futile effort as to explain the obvious: INS and Customs cannot stop illegal immigration despite its absolute monopoly in this area, the inadequacies of the INS are painfully obvious. And for those still unconvinced of the federal government’s failure, in 1998, the Commission concluded that no single agency within the federal government could simultaneously perform the tasks of service provider (immigration application/ visa processing) and law enforcement (preventing illegal immigration).

What then is the solution that will secure our borders and promote national security? The solution is the U.S. Army. Instead of patrolling streets all over the world, we can bring these men and women home to defend our nation from an enemy attack that is sure to come. Unfortunately, the U.S. Army is stretched far too thin to undertake such a mission. Even if career politicians agreed to allow the U.S. Army to deploy along our borders, the special interests that manipulate the federal government would put a stop to it. We must never forget that illegal immigration fills the pockets of those in Washington D.C. and no amount of spin will change that fact.”

Happy Birthday George

The February 22, 2023 edition of The Status Quo: An Electronic Newsletter is dedicated to the memory of President George Washington. A slave owner, an officer (Colonel) of a foreign power, an opportunist and a man among boys, General Washington created an army that not only defeated the world’s preeminent superpower, but would some sixty-five years after his death free a people from bondage in the republic he created.

President Washishington also gave birth to the idea that in a republic the peaceful transfer of power from a sitting president to the president-elect must occur as required by the law. And if he were alive today, this Veteran believes his first two actions would be 1) to begin organizing the Second Continental Army and 2) to place a cell phone call to his old friend Anthony Wayne and order him to find the former fake President of the United States and arrest him.

A Dying Nation

Why Are So Many Americans Dying by David Wallace-Wells appeared in the 2 February 2023 digital edition of The New York Times (NYTimes). Mr. Wallace-Wells is an Opinion writer for NYTimes as well as a best-selling author who writes about three of the major issues facing humanity: climate change, technology and how a changing world is changing us. His latest effort to educate us on what is happening in America addresses an issue that is having a profound effect on our nation. The issue can be summed up in a single term: excess mortality. Simply put, excess mortality means the difference between the observed number of deaths during any specific time period and the expected number of deaths during the same period.

According to Mr. Wallace-Wells, the method used to compute excess mortality is to first combine historical and demographic trends to estimate “expected” deaths in a population and then use this figure as a baseline to measure what he refers to as “surprises” such as an unusually deadly flu season or a novel coronavirus that kills millions. The result of this computation is the number of excess deaths. 

Mr. Wallace-Wells writes despite the fact that Covid-19 has been responsible for a large percentage of the “excess mortality” since 2020, there are other causes that have contributed to this excess mortality. Mr. Wallace-Wells has coined a term to describe this gap as our “excess, excess” mortality. He argues that although this excess, excess mortality can be attributed in large part to Covid-19, a large percentage of the total can be “chalked up” to other causes. This article is about one of those causes and how it cannot be measured by any scientific analysis.

Mr. Wallace-Wells offers three very cogent arguments for what is driving this “excess, excess” mortality. First, he argues that delayed care due to the pandemic may be the reason for this excess, excess mortality. Second, he argues that the secondary effects of the pandemic such as isolation, depression, alcohol/drug abuse, homicide and suicide might attribute to this excess, excess mortality. Third, he argues that the long term effect of the disease can take its toll on major organs thus leading to an increase in heart attacks, respiratory failure, etc., etc. Yet despite these logical conclusions, Mr. Wallace-Wells concedes that there isn’t medical or scientific consensus about what is driving these surprise “excess, excess” deaths. That is because the explanation does not lie in the scientific method. It lies elsewhere.

One major cause of these excess, excess deaths is the abandonment of hope. The effect on the mind and body when one abandons hope is incalculable and cannot be measured by any medical exam or test. It exacerbates every illness and ailment while magnifying even the mildest forms of depression. It reinforces doubt about oneself while adding to the feeling that we can no longer change our lives and the world for the better. The abandonment of hope is like a malignant tumor; it spreads to every aspect of our being until the desire to live is gone. The great American and soldier of Christ Billy Graham once said “Perhaps the greatest psychological, medical and spiritual need that all people have is hope.” Truer words have never been spoken.

It is only logical that the reader ask how it is that this Veteran knows so much about the abandonment of hope. The answer is simple. This Veteran has suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of childhood trauma and did in fact abandon hope before he could vote. As an officer in the United States Army, he was ordered to do things he would never have done but for service to his country causing him to again relive the trauma of his youth. At the age of 38, he became a self-appointed Soldier of Christ and struck down the enemies of Christ believing this would excise the demons that haunted him since childhood. What he learned was those battles only quenched his thirst for revenge.  At 52, he was stabbed in the back by someone he loved, causing wounds from decades past to reopen. However, by the grace of God, he was able to find peace with the help of a good Doctor and a good friend. So these words might only be the observations of one man, but they are words written by someone who knows both what it means to abandon hope and the devastating effect it has on us. 

When one looks across this ailing country, it is clear that tens of millions of Americans have abandoned hope. Many have discarded their dreams for the future for the pleasures of the moment. While others seek a way out of the never-ending sadness that comes when hope is lost. Hope has vanished for so many Americans and the despair that follows is killing us just as surely as Covid-19, heart disease, cancer, Fentanyl, homicide, suicide or the bullet fired from the legally purchased firearm of the next psychotic male. 

A Little Less Conversation

Euclid’s Axiom 5 states the whole is greater than the part. We know this universal truth to be true because it makes sense. We can understand that the entirety of something is greater than a part of that same thing. We do not need to know who Eueklides was or what the Axioms of Euclidean Plane Geometry are to appreciate this fact of life. There is another axiom of life that needs no further explanation. This universal truth is that talk is cheap and action priceless.

Talk is cheap because talk alone never accomplished anything. Talk may inspire action or change but alone talk does not change the status quo. This was a universal truth that Americans understood for over two centuries. Yet in America 2023, talk is no longer cheap. Talk finds those who profit from dividing us paid millions to deliver hate and lies in the form of disinformation. A weasel from FOX News is perhaps the poster child for this betrayal of those journalists who sacrificed their lives to bring us the truth. MSNBC has one as well.

In America, talk has not only become very profitable but it has become synonymous with action. The career politicians have convinced Americans that words equate to action and as such there is no need to change the channel on your television, log off your computer or silence your cell phone in order to make a difference in the world. Take for example the woke warriors of the sanctimonious left who spew forth ignorance believing that their enlightened tweets equate to marching in the streets of Birmingham, AL in 1965. Even more disgusting is the cowardice of the reprehensible right’s trolls who believe sending hateful and terrifying messages to innocent people is the same as serving in uniform. Cowards one and all.

What makes these lemmings so dangerous is that they and so many others in America believe change can come about with words; words filled with hate, lies and ignorance. They believe that slogans like Make America Great Again and Betting on America are enough to bring about change. Just the other day, the latest career politician to declare a bid to be president could not stop spouting off sheer nonsense in her speech. It was nonsense because no intelligent person believes she can turn those campaign promises into reality. What this Veteran wants to know is if what she was promising was misinformation or disinformation. Does she really believe she can keep those promises or does she know she cannot but wants the American people to think she can.

What is disconcerting if not unexpected is the recent revelation that Fox News executives knew the “Stop the Steal” movement was based upon a lie but continued to assure so many conservatives that the election was in fact stolen. In a real republic, where the rule of law means something, these men and women would stand trial for conspiracy to incite insurrection, not that they had the courage to actually wage one.

The American Revolution was made possible by men and women who knew the time for talking about independence had come to an end. Thomas Paine was one of them. The American Civil War came about because men and women of conscience knew that talking about the end of slavery had come to an end. Harriet Tubman was one of them. The Third American Revolution, where the career politician is expunged from political life and a Second Constitutional Convention convened in order to return the federal government to the people it was created to serve, will not come about through malicious tweets or well-intentioned texts. Words are what keep the status quo alive. Action is what will change it.

With that in mind, it is with the utmost urgency that the message of this article reaches every Veteran and each servicemember. America is a dying nation and the proof is all around us. Therefore, we must unite as a single political force. It will be our mission to recruit others to our cause while never forgetting that General Washington had only about 25% of the population behind him. We shall garner more support than that and with the help of God we shall win the day.      

Merry Christmas

The Christmas 2022 edition of The Status Quo: An Electronic Newsletter is dedicated to America’s health care workers. They are being asked for a fourth straight year to sacrifice for the good of the nation. Yet profiteers will exploit their good nature and push them to exhaustion. They will hear how much a  grateful nation appreciates their sacrifices but will come to know that counts for nothing. They will also learn they are as disposable as the soldier. How else can one explain the fact that thousands of Americans are today denying health care workers rental applications because property managers know that no one wants an Emergency Room nurse living near them.  

Spotlight on America 

The recent report by the Maryland Attorney General’s Office once again proves the depth of the cruelty  and the degree of culpability of Catholic leaders in the systematic rape of young boys. Despite the Herculean efforts of the Missing Angels Legal Fund Inc.’s volunteers some 20 years ago, the Catholic Church continues to hide pedophiles while the American people continue to look the other way. In fact, the demand to hold accountable priests who raped boys pales in comparison to the demands of the  American people that gas prices be lowered by any means necessary.  

After a New Report on Clerical Sexual Abuse, Alleged Victims Need Justice appeared in The Washington  Post, November 18, 2022 digital edition. As if to remind us that we, as a nation, have abandoned His little ones, the article sums up a history of abuse just in Maryland that should bring shame to the people of Maryland. Also appearing in another daily paper was the Vatican’s announcement of its new policy of ethical investing. Catholic Church Issues Guidelines on Ethical Investing appeared in The New York Times a week later and was spiritually uplifting. To know how serious the Vatican now takes ethical investing must  help the lucky Catholics sleep better at night. Not sure if it helps the countless unlucky Catholics who cannot forget the pain of being anally sodomized as a boy.

As cruel as the Catholic Church’s efforts are to shield pedophiles from law enforcement, it is the abject failure of our governments to put Catholic priests in prison that is the real tragedy. Pedophiles and practicing homosexuals within the priesthood will always protect each other. It is the American criminal justice system that is to blame. It is so rotten and corruption so pervasive that if a child rapist has sufficeint funds or support in high and holy places, he can get away with raping two or three boys before he can expect the impotent system of justice to take action. In fact, the catastrophe at Uvalde, TX this year was just a glimpse into the epic failure of the American people to protect His little ones. We all failed in  Uvalde, TX. Only His little ones are blameless.  

Despite this national shame, there were men and women who did not let the love of money and  indifference dictate their actions. In fact, almost two years before reporters from The Boston Globe decided to take seriously a Boston attorney who was using the civil system to expose pedophiles and  hold the Cathloic Church accountable, a few Christians in Michgian were listening to a Detroit attorney who was using the civil system and the world wide web to expose and hold accountable Catholic leaders for ensuring that men who raped boys could continue to do so unabated. Only in Detroit, accountability  meant something different. Something more.  

Cardinals Szoka and Maida, Bishops Kevin Britt and Thomas Gumbleton and many parish priests across Michigan will not soon forget the Missing Angels Legal Fund, Inc.’s volunteers preaching the gospel according to Jesus Christ during their masses. Nor will they soon forget learning of the Status Quo’s  existence and then meeting him in the flesh. Yet those memories pale in comparison to the reaction of  Michigan Catholics when on Easter Sunday twenty years ago they learned how many pedophiles Cardinal Szoka and Bishop Britt protected to the point of obstructing justice. And if that was not enough, the Status Quo would also tell them of the 30 year sexual relationship they carried on with each other while protecting countless pedophiles and sacrificing His little ones.  

What then does this trip down memory lane have to do with life in America on the day Christians  celebrate the birth of the Messiah. Like so many other articles posted on Christmas and in His honor, this article is a warning to the American people of what will happen if the status quo remains unchanged. Since it is clear the American people have abandoned their children just as they abandoned  their Veterans, their elderly and more recently their health care workers, it is imperative Americans of all political persuasions understand that the abandonment of those who sacrifice for the common good will bring an end to this American experiment faster than any Chinese biological attack.  

So as Americans ponder the state of affairs in their country this Christmas, they can do so knowing that  the future of their country is bleak. Our national leaders have failed to lead for decades and we turn a blind eye to $31 trillion of debt. Our local governments have failed to protect our children for decades and we turn a blind eye hoping the next school shooting will not be in our child’s school. We can no longer turn a blind eye. We, as citizens of the greatest republic in history, can reject the sickening choices career politicians give us. Force 10 year old rape victims to carry the child to term to show how much Republicans love children or extract the fetus’ brain tissue so a well-funded laboratory can create  miracle cures for Democratic elites is the choice they feed us and it must stop. Let this native Detroiter,  child abuse survivor, lawyer, former Army Officer and serving soldier of Christ be the guiding light to  those tired of turning a blind eye. There is a way forward. Just follow me.  

Spotlight on Israel  

Mazel Tov to the new Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Although not new to politics or to the  job, Prime Minister Netanyahu is perhaps the most accomplished politician living today. Presidents Xi and Putin may be consummate politicians, but they are not operating in a free society. Prime Minister Netanyahu is operating within a free and democratic society at least for the moment.  

Despite this Newsletter’s past criticisms of the Prime Minister, especially the sharp words directed at  him during the Second Intifada, this article is not about criticizing Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decisions  or his party’s policies. This article is about convincing Israel’s new leader that if and when he decides to  order the airstrikes on Iran’s major uranium enrichment facilities and missile production sites that he will consider adding six (6) additional targets to the mission. In an effort to help the Prime Minister as he again navigates the dangerous neighborhood in which his country resides, this Christian wants him to know that an opportunity exists to send a clear and  unambiguous message to Christians that Israel stands with them in their efforts to stop genocide and  end the pain and suffering of Iranian girls. This opportunity should not be dismissed out-of-hand as the idea of a delusional American. It is an opportunity for Israel to lead the way in not only condemning genocide but confronting it with force. Kiev’s cries for help this Christmas most assuredly sound like those that emanated from Warsaw on Hanukkah in 1942. 

To the author, it is only a matter of time before Israel is left with no choice but to strike Iran’s uranium enrichment installations. When men who murder girls for how they wear their hair are allowed to  possess the nuclear capability to strike nations whose leaders have cursed for 50 years, the time to act cannot be passed on to other politicians. The world’s liberal elites have lost the stomach for action. They see these heretics as people that can be trusted. What they do not see is that these men present a clear and present danger to humanity and as such must be stopped now. Later is simply not an option.  

Since it is already a matter of national pride that Israel aids Ukraine, it is only logical that Israelis will  support doing what needs to be done to stop the flow of missiles and drones to Russia. As such, this Christian and longtime supporter of Israel requests that six (6) locations in and around Tehran be added  to this ‘mother of all’ airstrikes to paraphrase another monster silenced by the sword. As for the locations, they house the core of Iran’s hardline religious leaders. The same leaders who preach death to  Israel while rewarding those who brutalize His little ones.  

With respect to Russia’s crimes in Ukraine, Russia Trafficks in Ukrainian Children by Nicolas Kristoff  appeared in the 23 November 2022 digital edition of The New York Times is a searing indictment of the  Russian leader, government and many of its people. Unfortunately, many Americans believe what is  happening in Ukraine has nothing to do with America. These social media warriors just don’t see the  value in supporting Ukraine. These are the same fools who don’t see the value of vaccines, the rule of  law and common decency. Therefore, it must be Israel that fires the first shot if only because decisions  are being made now that will affect the global economy in ways no central banker can imagine or career politician can understand. There is however one democratic politician who might understand what is at stake. There might be one democratic politician who understands what must be done to stop two evil  regimes. This same politician might realize that the stakes are so high that sending a message to those  suffering in Iran and Ukraine might just pay dividends when the Middle East is turned upside down and Christians are once again ordered to the MIddle East to fight and die.  

Happy Hanukkah Prime Minister. We wish you luck.  

November 11

 The November 11, 2022 edition of The Status Quo: An Electric Newsletter is dedicated to the misguided and confused Veterans who continue to support the former fake President of the United States in his campaign to destroy the U.S. Constitution. It appears they have forgotten their oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies. It seems they have also forgotten that this promise does not end when one takes off the uniform or chooses to abandon that oath in the name of political expediency. The promise made them a part of something bigger than ourselves and more important than our own lives if called to sacrifice that life. They have not only betrayed their country, but they have also betrayed those with whom they have served.

Thou Shalt Kill

For many years it confounded this Veteran why so many Americans hated other Americans for no discernable reason other than holding different political views. I read and listened to the experts on voter trends, polls, etc. describe the phenomenon. I listened to the talking heads on network and cable news as they reported on the growing anger and violence leveled against Americans by Americans due to party affiliation. It simply defied belief that in a country where politics, politicians and governments have failed the American people so consistently and for so long that so many Americans could hate other Americans solely for holding different political opinions. It was only during the Pandemic that I realized why Americans are turning on themselves.

The career politician has so manipulated the fringe elements of their respective tribes that they are able to turn Americans upon each other in the name of re-election. In short, they have bottled hatred and are selling it to both fringes as the cure-all for what ails America. They convince the gullible and uninformed that the other party is destroying their idea of America and then fan the flames of hatred to create a nation divided by the fringe elements of two corrupt political parties operating in a corrupt political process.
What is ironic is that the fringes of the two parties were once only a small minority in each party. The career politicians, hand-in-hand with the national media, have transformed the “lunatic left” and the “reprehensible right” into the mainstream. In doing so, they have placed us all in danger. As we watch the number of mentally disturbed young males attack schools, churches and supermarkets. we see just how sick many in our society have become. As we watch the former fake President of the United States promote violence by urging his Trumpettes to harm other Americans, we see just how sick our politics have become.

We cannot dispute that our national politics provides the world with a glimpse into our national life. We also cannot dispute that this glimpse paints an ugly picture. Likewise, we cannot dispute that America is producing more and more young men like Adam Lanza and Salvador Ramos everyday. As such, Americans must understand that in the coming years we are going to find more young males willing to kill dozens of innocent Americans because they believe it is the only option left to be heard. They hear the hatred spewing from the mouths of our nation’s leaders and will come to embrace that hatred within themselves. These angry and confused young men, some not even 18, will embrace hatred and violence as if it were a new religion just as they will see a degenerate like the former fake President of the United States as a role model for a new cowardly America.

During the Pandemic the number of young people suffering from anxiety and/or clinical depression skyrocketed. In 2020 for example, an estimated 4.1 % of adolescents aged 12-17 had at least one major depressive episode. This is the fertile ground from which tomorrow’s killers will grow. This combined with the disturbing facts about these males’ lives makes for a wave of mass shootings that even Americans cannot imagine. Today’s shootings will not be like those coming tomorrow just as the men from yesterday are not like the men of today. Young men today are very different from the men of the previous generations. Today’s males work less. They have less sex. They have fewer commitments. They are more likely to find their entertainment alone in their basements. Many shun socializing with their peers. Many of them think that a tersely worded tweet is the same as confronting wrongdoing. They judge others they do not know based solely on information from sources they do not know are telling the truth because we all know that it’s easier to hate than to learn.

The evidence supports the assertion regarding the ticking time bombs walking our streets. However, the reader is encouraged to search for themselves any information on the number of mentally unstable young males currently walking our streets so they understand when the new American male is raised in the ethos of the “social media” warrior and befriend others like him on-line the end result will be the massacre of more and more innocents. And if you think law enforcement is going to stop them, I encourage you to Google massacre in Uvalde. The legacy of Uvalde, TX is not that America is producing sicker and sicker young men. We know this already. The legacy of Uvalde is that law enforcement is impotent to stop them even when the shooter is in the next room killing children!

Jesus of the Disinherited

When this Newsletter was first posted 22 years ago, a Veteran had a dream of convincing Americans to hate the career politician like the Veteran hates the pedophile. It was a dream that neer came to fruition. Maybe it never came to fruition because it was based on a false premise. Maybe Americans really do not hate pedophiles. Sure, Americans claim to hate pedophiles, serial rapists and cold-blooded murders but hating them proves nothing. Everyone hates them. But by hating their fellow citizens for their misguided and dangerous political opinions, they prove to themselves and their social media family and friends how perceptive they are in really understanding what will make America great again. The lazy and ignorant love to hate because it is quite a bit easier than sacrificing and compromising for the common good.

Hating Obama was a sport to many “white” Americans who knew nothing of the man. Likewise, the hate spewed forth by “smarter” Americans at George W. Bush was so disgusting that it appeared as if hating had become the new national pastime. Sorry George baseball is for sissies. Notwithstanding this dose of reality, we need not search long to see what it is these haters have in common. They all have one thing in common. They are as far from Jesus Christ as one can imagine. They are also the Americans responsible for destroying faith in our election process and freedom of speech in our schools. So in an effort to pass this Veterans Day in peace, this Veteran decided to return to the thing that had provided sanctuary for decades. Books were an escape and a journey for this former Army Officer and it seemed right to return to a book that proved too difficult for an angry and confused 19 year old. Howard Thurman’s Jesus of the Disinherited (“Jesus”) is a book beyond the reach of many Americans and that speaks volumes in itself.

An initial attempt to read Mr. Thurman’s seminal work on Jesus Christ was made in the early 1980s when this Veteran was an undergraduate at Wayne State University. Unfortunately, the book proved too much for an unprepared 19 year-old. Many of the words Mr. Thurman used as well as the ideas and concepts he addressed were very difficult to follow, let alone understand. Jesus is not for the breaking news devotte or the snapchat crowd. In fact, it can be asserted with confidence that his work is beyond the intellectual capabilities of the hordes of “social media warriors” who spread hate because it makes them feel good.

What makes Jesus such an incredible book is that it contains the single best description of who Jesus was and what He wanted to teach us. Mr. Thurman puts aside His birth and resurrection and looks at Jesus and the environment into which he grew to manhood. Mr. Thurman takes us through the realities of the life of Jesus in order to not only teach us who Jesus was but also how Jesus must have felt about the major issues of the day. Love and Hate being two of the most prominent issues addressed in Jesus and they are coincidentally the two most important issues facing Americans today. It is not inflation or immigration that threatens the Republic. It is those who seem incapable of living in peace with their neighbors that are tearing at the fabric of our democracy. Hatred is all the rage in America 2022.

Jesus is divided into 5 chapters beginning with Jesus – An Interpretation. Mr. Thurman introduces us to his Jesus. The author describes to the reader a man who lives under Roman rule, comparing Jesus’ life with that of Paul, a Roman. Jesus was a member of a lower-class devoid of the rights and privileges to which Romans enjoyed and that fact was an important in Jesus’ life as one of the disinherited. The author presents questions that require serious contemplation. One might be so inclined to pray for help in honestly confronting these issues and our lives. Mr. Thurman shows us Jesus confronting the issues that confronted HIm everyday; issues that coincidently are as relevant today as they were 2,000 years ago.

Yet what really sets Jesus apart from other works on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ is the four chapters that follow. These chapters are titled Fear, Deception, Hate and Love. Fear and Deception perfectly describe how these twin tools of oppression work to keep those who are oppressed in a state of oppression. It is within these two chapters of Jesus that we come to understand how and why Jesus is for the disinherited. Also within these two chapters we also come to understand His message is one for the disinherited. We are also taught that His teachings leave us, the inherited, with only one conclusion. We, the inherited, are the oppressors. We promote ourselves and our interests while caring little or nothing for the disinherited. We have collectively left them to our failing governments just as we have left the safety of our children in the hands of career politicians.

It is said that Jesus Christ is the light of the world. Love was his message and He commanded us to love God and one another before all else. We never stand taller or more clearly demonstrate our Christian values than when we help the poor and downtrodden. Whether we serve meals to the hungry, raise money for a women and childrens’ shelter, act as Foster Parents, adopt an abandoned or abused child or spread the gospel of tolerance and empathy as the path to a better world, the end result is a way of life that embraces the message of Jesus Chirst. Mr. Thurman would agree.

As impressionable as the four chapters described above were on this Veteran, it was the chapter on Hate that led to this article. Hate is a growing business in America and the future looks even more favorable for the spread of this disease. Make no mistake. Hate is a disease. It spreads like a virus and Mr. Thurman gives us an example of how it spreads. (See pages 67-68 of the Beacon Press Books paperbak edition, 1976). The story of his ride in the same coach as a white woman and her hatred for him did not surprise me. The eastside of Detroit in the 1970s was not a bastion of racial harmony. This Veteran and former soldier of Christ had witnessed enough acts of racial violence by the age of thirteen to last a lifetime. Exactly how that woman’s hatred could affect others in the train carriage made me realize how Alex Jones became so popular despite being just another hate monger from Texas whose lies, slander and perversions hurt real people. It is time all Americans, especially those who call Texas home, wake-up to the hatred within ourselves and all around us. It is destroying our country one hate filled word at a time.

Every American must understand that It will be hate and not wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornados or superstorms that destroy our Republic. Heat waves will kill countless Americans in the coming years but hate will kill the hope of what America might one day become. Hate will kill the idea that so many Veterans have fought and died to defend. Hate will also kill the “can do” American spirit that has saved this nation in the past and instead replace it with the “don’t have to” spirit of the new American male. Hate will blind us to our true enemies as they work to divide us, enrage us and then push us beyond our limits of tolerance into open warfare. Maybe that is what it will take to force Veterans to understand that we have far more in common with each other than we do with the career politicians and the unhinged fringes of America that are destroying our nation.