What Would Jesus Do?

The Easter 2024 edition of the Status Quo: An Electronic Newsletter is dedicated to the memory of a
childhood friend who took his own life four decades ago. Raised in a home where a drunk pretended to be
a father and schooled in a place where men of the cloth pretended to be a servants of Christ, he never had
a chance in life. How does a boy have a chance in life when he is beaten at home and raped in the
basement of St. Jude? The answer is he never had a chance because those who knew what was happening
did not care enough about him to give him one. If they had, maybe his short life would not have been so
painful that his only option was suicide.

What Would Jesus Do?

Everyone hates child sex abusers but hating them does nothing to stop them. Everyone hates serial rapists
especially those whose mother, daughter, sister or wife was raped by one. Yet hating them will not stop
someone else’s mother, daughter, sister or wife from being raped by them. Instead of acting to stop them,
we simply trust our hapless governments to stop them when we know they cannot stop them. They cannot
stop them because they do not care to stop them. They simply turn the other cheek.

We have created a society where the criminal has gained the upper hand and law enforcement are
powerless to stop them. It is not a society Jesus knew growing up in Nazareth and it is not one He would
accept. This article poses and answers the question of what Jesus would do if confronted by a man
everyone knew raped 11-year-old boys. Would He advise the parents to turn the other cheek? Or would
He remind them of their primary duty: to keep His little ones safe? To this Christian, the answer is
obvious. Jesus would not advise that we turn the other cheek when the issue is the rape of His little ones.
Jesus would demand that we, as a society, ensure the rapists do not rape again.

An equally compelling question is how would Jesus react if confronted with the evil that walks our streets
and trolls the internet today? The evil that exists in our societies today is unlike any in human history. The
money available for perverted pleasures and the ability of those with money to subjugate the weak and
victimize the defenseless continues to grow exponentially over the past twenty-five years. Moreover,
greed seems to have grown in line with our national debt. The greed of the career politician to raise
campaign funds tracks the growing number of bank and commercial practices aimed at charging
consumers late fees, penalties and other “special fees” perfectly illustrates the greed that now permeates
America. The evidence to prove this assertion can be found almost anywhere on the internet.

In the mere 25 or so years since its inception, the World Wide Web has become one of the most dangerous
places to visit. This Newsletter first appeared on-line nearly 25 years ago and has chronicled just how
dangerous being “on-line’ has become. Children are preyed upon while the elderly are defrauded in
numbers not imagined just a few years ago. Every entry “on-line” has been monetized. Yet governments
seem unable or unwilling to regulate the criminals who regard the internet as their sanctuary. As for what
Jesus would say about this pandemic of crime, Jesus would first and foremost admonish any parent who
allows their child to access the internet. Permitting a teen-age girl unfettered access to the internet is
tantamount to giving her a self-help guide to suicide.

As for those Christians who preach that we must be like Jesus and “turn the other cheek” in the face of
every assault upon the person, this Christian asserts the last thing Jesus would do is turn away from such
cruelty. Teaching that Jesus would promote inaction in the face of evil is nothing more than centuries of
Church dogma intended to keep the masses passive before Church authority and silent under Church
abuses. Organized religion is often cited as the opiate of the masses and it might be, but Jesus Christ is no
more about organized religion than He is about political affiliation. Jesus Christ’s life was one of speaking
truth to power. His life was lived engaging others in the hope of spreading the word of God. His message
was about love, charity and compassion. What He was not about was allowing the weak to be victimized
and the poor abused. He would demand we act to protect the innocent and turning the other cheek in the
face of evil was never His message.

The Light of the World

According to scripture, Jesus is reported to have proclaimed that no greater love exists than that which
finds a friend sacrificing his or her life for a friend. It is also reported that Jesus taught us to love God
above all others, and to treat each other as we would want to be treated. These words are not just good
advice. They represent a code of conduct that enriches society and promotes civility among citizens. It is
also good advice because when one rejects this code of conduct or way of life one’s life is degraded.

Jesus’ life was a testament to the idea that sacrifice and selfless commitment to others, especially
the needy and sick, was how we should live our lives. Jesus knew that His gospel of love and
tolerance was the recipe for peace and harmony among men. If one adopts his teachings, their
life is enriched by how they enrich the lives of others. Indeed, it seems too simple an explanation
to explain the value of His message, but it is that simple.

According to the gospel of Matthew, Jesus said “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the
least of my brothers, you did it to me.” This is the essence of His message. Those who take
advantage of the weak, abandon the sick and cheat the poor are the enemies of Christ. What
happens to a person when they take advantage of the weak, abandon the sick and cheat the poor
can be seen by all who care to see. They end up alone. They have no real friends. They begin to
wallow in their own misery striking out at the world blaming others for their misfortune. To
embrace a life of greed, indifference to the suffering of others and self-promotion is to grow old
alone, without true friends while a darkness descends upon your heart. We are witnessing this
phenomenon in the fake former President of the United States. His life of greed, bullying, lying
and stealing are taking its toll. That toll will be paid in full soon.

The teachings of Jesus have been rejected by many in political life but none as thoroughly as the
former fake President of the United States. It is this realization that compels this Christian to
inform evangelicals across the nation to the error of their ways. It is imperative that evangelicals
who have embraced this servant of himself understand how they have been taken for a ride.
Despite his countless lies, manipulation of others and betrayal of those who served him,
evangelicals still cling to him like groupies to an aging rock star and as such must understand that
they are being led away from the light and into darkness.

Many evangelicals believe he made possible the reversal of Roe v Wade by his appointments to
the once respected but now disgraced United States Supreme Court. Yes, his appointees gutted a
half-century of established federal law protecting a woman’s right to privacy and made possible
the reversal of Roe v Wade. Yet what is left in the wake of that reversal is not the utopia many
sought, but a nightmare evangelicals will have to live with the rest of their lives.

There never has been more abortions occurring in America than there are today. The previously
semi-regulated mifepristone terminates a pregnancy will soon flow into markets in America,
Canada and Europe thus assuring that no state will be able to stop that medication from entering
their states. What is even more heartbreaking to this Christian is how the focus of the Right to
Life movement and the evangelicals who comprised many of its volunteers went from promoting
adoption and counseling women about options to terminating their pregnancy to unbridled
adoration of a heretic.

Your crusade was a grass roots movement among Christians who worked to preserve life without
abandoning a woman’s right to privacy. It was a crusade upon which many Christians were
united. That crusade is over. OnDemand abortions will become the order of the day in a large
part because you believed government was the answer to your prayers. The Light of the World
guided the Right to Life movement until the Right to Life embraced government as the answer to
its prayers. Shame on you for placing your trust in government and not in Him. And shame on
you for being fooled by heretic who will betray Jesus again if it is a “good look” for him.

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.”

Americans For Independents

The Thanksgiving Day 2023 edition of The Status Quo: An Electronic Newsletter is dedicated to the Veterans who understand that it is time to abandon the two-party system and embrace a movement of independent candidates. Since we swore an oath that does not expire when we take off the uniform, we are duty bound to defend the U.S. Constitution. As such, it is time every Veteran acknowledges there exists a clear and present danger to the U.S. Constitution. This threat to the U.S. Constitution is the U.S. Congress.  

Americans For Independents 

The Legislative branch of the federal government has brought America to its knees. Where Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and Al Qaeda failed, the U.S. Congress has succeeded. We are a divided nation and there is no plan to unite us thanks to Congress. $33 trillion in debt and there is no plan to address the mounting debt thanks to Congress. Illegal immigrants pouring across our border and there is no plan to address this national security crisis thanks to Congress. Failing schools and a national infrastructure on the brink of collapse and there is no idea how to fix either of these national crises thanks to Congress. No wonder Congress cannot even agree to a budget to fund the federal government as required by the law it enacted. 

Like great empires before it, the demise of the great American experiment was not caused by an external enemy but from an enemy within. The corrupting influence of money on the political process coupled with the sole political objective of securing re-election by both political parties has created the joke that is the U.S. Congress. The circus that is the U.S. Congress would be laughable if it were not for two undeniable facts. First, Congress has bankrupted our nation in the name of political expediency leaving the next generation a debt they cannot pay. Second, Congress has made national security a partisan political issue where denying or blocking the other party’s programs or policies passes as governance. One example should convince every Veteran that this Veteran speaks the truth. The Republican Party supports our country’s mortal enemy, the vile Russian dictator, because Democrats support Ukraine. Congress does not serve the American people. It serves itself.  

It is time we acknowledge that the two-party system and the corrupting influence of money in all phases of campaign finance presents a clear and present danger to the American experiment in republican government. With that said, this Veteran is offering a solution to arrest the demise of this republic. The solution involves creating a true grassroots movement of supporters dedicated to electing independent candidates to replace the career politicians who rule Washington like overlords crushing any independent voice who seeks to change the status quo. The core constituency of this “Americans for Independents” movement must be America’s Veterans. We know the value of sacrifice just as we know the mission is what unites us and today that mission is to save the republic. We number in the millions, and we can reach out to millions more and once we build a base from which to expand beyond Military City, USA, we can begin to recruit America’s first responders, health care professionals, teachers and every other sensible American who understands that the time has come to change the status quo in Washington D.C.  

As each of us watches the spectacle that is the U.S. Congress, we must understand that the most corrupt government in the world is not one in sub-Saharan Africa or Central America. These nations are too poor and lack any history of democratic government to make a difference in the world. The most corrupt government in the world is the one that could be making a real difference at home and in the world but instead embraces the status quo as the motivating force behind its decision-making process. Therefore, let us give thanks on this day that we are the second from last line of defense for the U.S. Constitution. The first line of defense is of course the U.S. Armed forces but based upon what we know about its leaders, Veterans may be the last line of defense.  

When I Look at the World  

The final frontier of the struggle for human and civil rights is not the LGBTQ+ community. Not by a longshot. Neither is the most discriminated segment of society found in black or brown communities. Again, not even close. In fact, not even women can claim to be the most abused and discriminated against segment of society. However, they are a close second. The honor of being the most abused and neglected segment of society belongs to children. The children found in the freezers of adults being paid to care for other people’s children hold this honor. The hundreds of thousands of children raped by Catholic priests and told to live with it hold this honor. And of course, the millions of children who have vanished into the basements of depraved pedophiles and sadists hold this honor.  

This last honor is why the Missing Angels Legal Fund Inc. (Fund) was created in 2001. The Fund presented America’s Adults with the chance to use the civil courts and the new World Wide Web to do what the criminal courts are incapable of doing: exposing and holding accountable pedophiles if only economically. Instead, America’s adults decided paying lip service to protecting children was how they preferred to demonstrate their commitment to keeping children safe. For what it is worth, the first Defendant of the Fund’s operations plead guilty to sexually assaulting two very young girls (5 and 6 years old) and the American criminal justice system made him pay a heavy price: a small fine and probation. The second Defendant of the Fund’s operations presented the American people and the Macomb County Prosecutor (2002) with a sexual predator who raped countless young girls. Yet the people of Michigan and their elected officials could not have cared less. Years later the Sheriff and others in Macomb County law enforcement would learn just how depraved Donnie Ray Reams was and how the Fund delivered him on a platter only to be ignored. This explains why the Fund’s third and fourth “cases” were processed outside the courthouse and to some outside the law.  

Rather than focus on the indifference of the people of Michigan to the safety of their children, let us instead examine how societies around the world pay lip service to protecting children. We know how the media reports the statistics relating to the number of dead in any mass shooting, war crime or natural disaster. The number of dead is always announced as a total number and then the number of children dead is reported. This distinction between adults and children can only be understood as an effort to single out children as being different from adults. This distinction can lead one to believe that children are somehow more important than adults. Of course, this is nonsense. The number of children killed in contrast to the total number killed whether in Gaza, Kyiv, Yemen, or the latest mass shooting in the United States is just another example of the lip service adults pay to preserving and protecting children. It is simply meaningless to make such a differentiation when none is made when children are beaten, raped, and murdered.  Those who victimize children are treated in the same fashion as the Wall Street swindler or the common thief.   

What this Newsletter has been advocating since July 4, 2000, is the need to treat those who harm children differently from other criminals. This Newsletter has asserted for decades that there are more studies than can be cited here that document the problem of measuring as well as holding accountable those who commit crimes against children. That problem being the victims are either extremely hesitant to report the crime or are simply incapable of reporting the crime. In the case of 5 and 6-year-old girls, they are NOT capable of reporting they were raped by their stepfather, uncle, brother, or anyone else. Yet our impotent system of justice regards children as the reason law enforcement cannot accurately measure the number of crimes against children and/or why prosecutors have such difficulties obtaining convictions. 

We know there are a myriad of organizations, governmental and non-governmental, who work to prevent child abuse in all their ugly forms. Many of the government’s better funded law enforcement agencies are staffed with the most professional law enforcement agents in the land yet they all acknowledge that the horror of child abuse is impossible to stop since the reporting of these crimes falls completely on children. This very acknowledgment evinces a cowardice that confounds this child sex abuse survivor. If Americans treated child abusers like we treat Americans who tweet or otherwise communicate alleged antisemitic, anti-homosexual, or anti-transgender messages by judging them guilty without the chance to be heard, we would at least demonstrate a determination to hold child abusers accountable. It is no exaggeration to write in 2023 a perceived antisemitic tweet is punished more severely than first time child abusers. We do not give malicious tweeters a second chance, but we allow child abusers many bites at the apple.  

Today we know that no member of the Democratic Party will advocate for the execution of serial rapists, pedophiles, and violent child abusers because they know liberal elites especially in the media and academia will label them extremists while proclaiming the death penalty does not work. We know that law-and-order conservatives will also never advocate for the execution of serial rapists, pedophiles, and violent child abusers because they too will be labeled as extremists.  Knowing that our governments are incapable of protecting America’s women and children is nothing new. From the eastside of Detroit in the 1970s to San Antonio today, the evidence of the abject failure of our elected officials to protect the most vulnerable is all around us. Coincidently, so is the solution to preventing so many children from disappearing and so many women from being raped. The solution is not to blame women and children for not providing the evidence to convict these monsters. The solution is whenever we catch them, we make sure they never get the chance to do it again.  

Memorial Day 2023

The Memorial Day 2023 edition of The Status Quo: An Electronic Newsletter is dedicated to those who refuse to allow the sacrifices of those who paid the ultimate price to be forgotten for the sake of political expediency.  America’s enemies abroad are legion, but it is the enemy at home who must be defeated or the sacrifices of our brothers and sisters will be meaningless.  As for the oath each Veteran took to defend the U.S. Constitution, it seems that promise has been relegated to the same place we threw yesterday’s paper.  Only in America 2023 can Memorial Day be more about selling trucks than honoring our brothers and sisters who sacrificed so much for a nation that cares so little. 

An American Oligarchy 

An oligarchy is defined as Government by a few, especially by a small faction or group who exercise political power for the benefit of the few. The word is Greek in origin and was often used to describe Greek city states like Corinth and Sparta. Yet oligarchies can exist within states run by a monarch (Middle East), a dictator (Russia), a theocracy (Iran) and in failing republics (U.S.).  In fact, a uniquely American Oligarchy was first identified in this Newsletter as the political-financial complex in honor of President Eisenhower’s famous warning of the dangers posed by the military-industrial complex. 

Unlike the military-industrial complex, which was born out of a World War and a nuclear arms race with Josef Stalin, the political-financial complex was born out of the symbiotic relationship between the career politician (Washington D.C.) and the financial industry (New York).  This relationship did not develop overnight.  The military-industrial complex took the Second World War and the spread of communism to develop while the American Oligarchy took decades to develop.  As for how the American Oligarchy developed, it can easily be explained when one understands how the relationship works. 

Like all relationships, there is a give and take between the parties.  In the case of the career politician, he or she needs a constant flow of campaign funds, inside information, and cash in order to secure re-election while Wall Street needs a guarantee that if their risky investments should result in catastrophic losses, the career politician will ensure that the taxpayer covers their losses.  When a bank fails, for example, Wall Street knows the bank will either be bailed out with taxpayer dollars.  Another example is playing out before our eyes. When another financial institution buys a failing bank the career politician’s role is to guarantee to backstop that bank’s losses.  This is a very mature relationship, and these bailouts are not just evidence of this symbiotic relationship.  They are proof of just how developed this relationship has become and if anyone doubts this assertion, they need only examine the net worth of the career politicians.  These servants of the people did not make their money serving the people.  They made it serving the few. 

Yet before any examination of how this American Oligarchy has operated, it is imperative the reader understands 1) what had to occur before this American Oligarchy could exercise such sway over our elected officials and 2) how difficult it will be to remove this malignant tumor.  Since we know a republic is a form of government based upon the rule of law, it only follows that when a republic abandons the rule of law, it is only a matter of time before another more repressive form of government takes control.  As the reader reflects upon the degree to which the rule of law has been abandoned in America, it is easy to understand how the American Oligarchy has taken root in our lawless society.  As for removing this American Oligarchy, the reader must also understand what makes this oligarchy so dangerous.  The members of this oligarchy number in the millions. It is not some banana republic where 25 families control the country.  There are 5 million American millionaires and 700 plus American billionaires who represent the power behind this political-financial complex.  These 5 million or so Americans possess a net worth of about $65 trillion and as such there is no end to their ability to buy and sell career politicians especially when they come so cheap. 

As for evidence that an oligarchy has been operating in Washington D.C., this article highlights four areas of our national existence.  By examining these areas, the reader can understand how an oligarchy begins to exercise control behind the scenes.  An oligarchy does not announce its presence but instead extends its reach into areas where the rule of law no longer exists, such as in Congress or many of the executive branch agencies including the Department of Defense.  In fact, we first see the oligarchy at work in the debacle that was the War in Vietnam. 

The policy decisions made in 1964 were not the result of the people’s will but were made by the few for the benefit of the few. In this case the few being a handful of men in the White House (aided by the CIA), a few senior military officers and more relevant to our discussion, a number of corporate leaders who knew billions of dollars could be made in saving Vietnam in the name of capitalism.  The effect this decision has had on an emerging American Oligarchy was plain for all to see in March of 2003 when the now developed American Oligarchy (also aided by the CIA) were at work in Washington D.C. to guide America into the worst foreign policy disaster since Vietnam.  The illegal invasion of Iraq is a perfect example of how the American Oligarchy works.  Men never elected to office manipulate those who were and the end result is an incredibly profitable venture for the few while the many pay the ultimate sacrifice. 

The second area of our national existence where the interests of the few trumped the interests of the many can be found in the catastrophic domestic policies following President Johnson’s decision to “wage” war at home.  Three equally disastrous domestic “wars’ ‘ would follow the decisions regarding Vietnam and these wars would not only cause untold pain and suffering for the American people but waste trillions of taxpayer dollars as well.  These social experiments were labeled as wars and were touted as Washington D.C.’s promise to reduce poverty, crime, and the nation’s growing drug problem.  One coming after the other and each failing miserably, these experiments were undertaken so the career politician could argue he was making a difference in Congress.  One need only observe the desperate poverty that permeates America’s rural communities and her inner cities to this day, listen to the reports of an Opioid crisis that is killing tens of thousands of young Americans every year and read about a rising crime rate that might never recede to know these experiments failed miserably. And like the invasion of Iraq in 2003, not a single person has been held to account for these failures.  In fact, many career politicians have been re-elected time and time again despite their failed policies. 

The third area of our national existence where we see this oligarchy at work is in the growing hatred by Americans for Americans.  This fundamental change in how Americans view one another did not occur overnight.  It began when left-wing members of the Democratic Party were convinced President Nixon was evil as opposed to paranoid for thinking correctly that the 1960 General Election was stolen from him.  Not to be outdone, the moderate and once civil Republican Party redefined political hatred when President Clinton was elected.  The hatred that Neo-Christians like Newt Gingrich spewed forth took hatred of one’s political opponent to a new level.  Then, as if to remind Republicans who first transformed politics into warfare, Democrats surpassed Newt’s level of hatred when President Bush was elected. To hear moderate liberals refer to President Bush as being like Hitler made this Veteran wonder what was happening to Americans.  Not to be outdone, it took only a few years for Republicans to perfect the craft. Today we are witnessing Republicans embracing hatred of their political opponents to such a degree that they would support a vile dictator and sworn enemy of America just to spite President Biden.  It is hard to imagine more convincing evidence that the American Oligarchy operates to divide us. They will embrace a war criminal if doing so will secure one more seat in Congress for their side. 

The fourth area of our national existence where we see the oligarchy at work involves the concentration of wealth in the hands of the few in order to dominate the many. The widening gap between the rich and the poor is a sure tale sign that the rule of law no longer protects the people.  The fortunes being amassed by the 5,000 plus Americans cited above did not come from their hard work alone.  Their fortunes are increasing because our government has embraced an unbridled form of capitalism that only a few decades ago would have been considered criminal.  Laws are enacted to aid the wealthy in their accumulation of even greater wealth.  From the tax code to the limitations of corporate and personal liability, the career politician has created an environment where all types of fraud, tax avoidance, insider trading, corporate give-a-ways, and the illegal manipulation of the financial industry are regarded as a cost of doing business in the new economy.  In short, the game is rigged and no one in Washington D.C. cares. 

When President Gerald R. Ford was sworn into office almost 50 years ago, he stated that our long national nightmare was over. The nation desperately needed to hear those words and to have that man as President of the United States. President Ford also spoke about our U.S. Constitution that day, and those are words all Veterans need to hear today. 

“Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule. But there is a higher Power, by whatever name we honor Him, who ordains not only righteousness but love, not only justice but mercy.”  

There is no higher power in Washington D.C. unless you consider the love of money as that higher power. There is no justice in Washington D.C. unless you consider what happens when a society values wealth above sacrifice as justice. There is no mercy in Washington D.C. unless you consider what happens when career politicians end subsidies that allow children to receive the only guaranteed meal of their day to be merciful. With that said, this Veteran issues a call to action in the name of those who gave the last full measure of devotion. It is up to  us to return our society to the path of equality where the rule of law means something even if that means we must do what is necessary to uproot this American Oligarchy and restore our government to the people it was created to serve. 

Our Favorite Uncle 

The May 2022 edition of this Newsletter contained an article titled My Best Friend. The article was about a man who continues to disgrace the United States Supreme Court. Since then, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas has received a great deal of attention from some of the nation’s best investigative reporters and what the American people have learned is nothing short of amazing. The most recent peek into his “pay to play with Clarence” life includes direct payments for his grandnephew’s school tuition. At least one young man calls Uncle Clarence his favorite uncle. 

The May 2022 article addressed the issue of who was responsible for the leak of the unpublished opinion that overruled Roe v Wade. Despite Associate Justice Alito’s assurances that it was not a conservative member of the Court, the issue of who leaked the draft opinion is now moot. The only issue that matters today is ascertaining if Uncle Clarence and his best friend are guilty of Sedition. To this end, the Department of Justice (DoJ) must initiate an investigation into what exactly transpired in the days leading up to January 6, 2021, with a focus on what Associate Justice Thomas’s wife was telling the former fake President of the United States concerning the legality of Vice President Pence refusing to certify the election results. This investigation must ascertain if Uncle Clarence was using his best friend and former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to convince the dimwitted former fake President of the United States that it was legal to order the former Vice President of the United States to refuse to certify the election results. If so, our favorite uncle must answer for his crimes.  

The most recent revelations surrounding his wife, a.k.a. my best friend, and the former Chief of Staff, raised the question as to whether these two Americans were acting as conduits between an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the President of the United States in an effort to prevent Vice President Pence from certifying the 2020 election results. Associate Justice Thomas may claim through a spokesperson that he was unaware of his wife’s communications with the former Chief of Staff but like so much that emanates from his filthy mouth that too might be a lie. 

What is even more disconcerting than an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme court advising the sitting president that he has the power to overturn an election is that this same Associate Justice believes no one can or will hold him accountable. The Chief Justice and the other Associate Justices have shirked their responsibilities to the American people and to the U.S. Constitution by failing to condemn his actions. Overnight, they have destroyed the image of an impartial and upright institution and for the American people to have lost faith in the Judicial branch of our federal government means that they have lost faith in the entire federal government. How pathetic to watch as one ultra-conservative Associate Justice, cloaked in her Catholicism, sits in silence reminding us of how good Catholics keep their mouths shut in the face of injustice. As for two other conservative Associate Justices, Alito, and Gorsuch, they have already made it clear that their chosen path is not the rule of law, but political expediency. 

The removal of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice can only occur in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. Article II, section 4 of the U.S. Constitution defines both the grounds for impeachment and which part of the federal government can impeach/remove a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. As such, it really does not matter what the grounds for removal are or what evidence is needed to prove those grounds. Treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors are the crimes for which removal is possible, but the Neo-Christians of the Republican Party will never allow that to occur. They cannot even gather the courage to remove Representative George Santos despite his blatant violations of the law. Yet if our republic is to survive, which is very much in doubt, Associate Justice Thomas and his best friend must be investigated in the same fashion the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers have been investigated. The fact that Uncle Clarence is black must not give him a free pass when it comes to sedition. Likewise, the fact that he is conservative must also not give him a pass. If probable cause exists that he and his best friend committed Sedition, they must take their seats in the dock so a jury of their peers can decide if they are in fact guilty of Sedition. 

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.