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More Politics

I have some more politics to present you with. YEAY......aren't you thrilled?! :-D
I have wondered for a while what would happen when if Trump becomes the President of the USA and he would have to meet up with Putin. Like.....how would that meeting go? A power clash? Or would they quietly enjoy afternoon tea followed by some vodka? Everybody knows that Putin rules with an iron fist, he is a bad ass that does not take any bullshit from anyone. He has been declared the world's most powerful man more than once by various publications, a title I am sure he is very pleased with.
Well, interesting developments are coming from Putin's side regarding this upcoming US election. I guess there is a mutual admiration on both ends between Putin and Trump. Putin thinks that Trump is, "[Donald Trump is] a really brilliant and talented person, without any doubt,” [Vladimir] Putin told reporters, according to a translation by Interfax. “It’s not our job to judge his qualities, that’s a job for American voters, but he’s the absolute leader in the presidential race.”
And Trump thinks that Putin is somebody that he would "get along very well with" and that "he's running his country and at least he's a leader, unlike what we have in this country." There is even talk about a budding bromance between the two. Should Melania feel nervous? I find this VERY interesting. What is happening?
I can say this much, Putin is very much against the Islamic State in all its forms.
One of the most pressing problems the world is facing, in my opinion. There has been several terrorist attacks in Europe lately (Germany and France). I would like to see how Putin would handle the situation would there be a terrorist attack in the name of Allah in Russia. I think Putin might respond with a few nuclear bombs that would wipe out pretty much all the stronghold areas known for Islamic State and all their affiliates. And I kind of think it might be necessary to do this if these crazed fundamentalists don't stop attempting to push Islam on the rest of us non Muslims. Small history lesson.....back in 1683, The Battle of Vienna. Polish King John III Sobieski fought and conquered the Turks and many believe that stopped a possible Islamification of Europe. Good job Sobieski!
I have no interest in being "politically correct". I am very grateful that I am not forced to oblige to some religion, especially a religion that opresses women. Practice your religion quietly and in peace. Whatever religion you believe in.
Your belief in God is between you and God. And no, I do not think that Islam is a peaceful religion. Obviously not, there is almost daily evidence of that.

Speech

Election year is upon us. Whether it will be Clinton or Trump moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue remains to be seen. I am not voting and could I had voted I would had voted for myself. Of course. Chhaya would had been First Dog, a position she would had carried with much success.
I do have some thoughts on Melania's speech since it got so much attention. I did not hear the speech neither have I read it, from what I understand some say that her speech had many similarities to Michelle Obama's speech back in 2008. Perhaps.
What I do think though is that any person running for President of the United States or any commander in chief post in any country should write their OWN speeches. If you want to represent a country as an elected official you should be able to express yourself intelligently verbally and in writing. Your education and intelligence should be vast. Now Melania as a runner up for First Lady of the USA should be well rounded enough to be able to throw together a speech. I don't really see the difficulty here. Nobody is asking her to solve complex math problems
(I know I would not be able to), just deliver an honest speech from her heart. She is nor running for President, so there is less burden on her to deliver something to the same capacity as her husband. And from my understanding somebody is writing his speeches too? I think that is weak and fake. When you are playing on that political level you should be able to take care of your own speeches. The world is watching. So now that they don't even write their own speeches I suggest they at least make it fun. Get Andrew Dice Clay write something or any of the writers from Saturday Night Live, you know to liven things up a bit and make it memorable.
I wonder if Putin writes his own speeches?

Bacha Bazi

The world is beautiful but us humans make it a bad place in countless of ways.
I came across the term "bacha bazi" the other day and remembered the first time I heard about the dancing boys. It was when I read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. A truly beautiful work of art. I think that a good writer is an artist since you can capture your audience (the readers) with your words just as much as a musician does with their music or a painter with a painting. Khaled Hosseini is a literary genius, I have read all three of his novels. They are beautiful and heart breaking. And heart breaking is what bacha bazi is.
I want to pound my head into a wall when I learn about the pain humans inflict on others, including animals. If I had to torture another being I would volunteer to kill myself first because I could never live with myself.
The US gives Afghanistan monetary aid. The corruption is rampant in the country. Some are saying nothing has changed in decades, if anything things got worse. Where is the money going? Why give millions and millions to countries that blatantly ignore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? The children and the poor do not get any of the money? Are they getting food? Clothes and shelter? What is life like for women there? I can answer that.....NOT good. American soldiers are told to look the other way when witnessing children being raped in Afghanistan since the practice of dancing boys or bacha bazi have been around in this area for a very very long time, supposedly centuries since ancient times. But it doesn't make it right. A lot is not right. These children grow up and what happens to children that live through abuse like this.....what kind of adults do they become? Children that go through trauma, either by being subjected to it or witnessing bad stuff bear it with them as adults. It can create some serious behavioral problems, I have seen this myself in adults that had shitty childhoods. I would think most humans can FEEL what is right in their heart and soul, I can, so I think others can too. But I guess some can't.
You want to learn about something this weekend? Read about bacha bazi. Or read one of Khaled Hosseinis novels if you haven't already, I highly recommend the first two. The Kite Runner also got made into a movie.



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