Thursday, August 15, 2013

Is Science racist ? A continuing search...

Notable and popular scientist were mostly white and people from Asian countries namely India, China or Japan.Why so ? Is that a natural anomaly or by design ? Or is it environmental cultural,political,social, and spiritual orientations, or another conspiracy ? Times have changed in the United States of America. Rolex and Timex are common. Many minorities own a Bentley,BMW (black,Hispanics,Asians etc.) have achieved not only the American Dream but attained academic honors and status. Some were caught doing ponzi schemes with some (p)fonzi white folks like Bernie. We have honored a black person with a Federal Holiday,we have elected a mixed bred president,we have same sex marriage in many US States,abortion is legal in the US, the klan lost membership and many of their leaders were convicted of race related crimes,we have snowblowers and whistleblowers, some senior citizens uses viagra, some had contracted STD,AARP is for real, Russians are not a threat but Putin is ? China's central party members are (underc)overzealous capitalists and investors,China decides to foreclose Texas as payment for the 3 trillion dollars + INTEREST- George borrowed to finance the Iraq invasion, what else can you think about the 21st century ? Last night Elvis Presley was cited for speeding by a highway policeman in Las Vegas,X files was taken over by Bones, Modern Family and the Last Man Standing are primetime favorites,the Soprano lost its bid at the NY Lincoln Performance Center,Weiner is running for Mayor of the NYC empire,his political platform: sexting break at noon siesta,meter parking accepts American Express but does not provide discounts,Bill Clinton is not running for president, Hillary will ? 
electronic cigar,the space shuttle is parked at the Smithsonian Museum, bloggers like me are considered "journalist", Washington Post was bought by Amazon,Boston Globe becomes Red Sox exclusive, Whitey Bulger found guilty at last, with what ? Mafia is a thing of the past but organized crime is on the,I work with NSA (no strings attached),who cares ?
what else Science ? Are you racist ? 

A lot of events transpired since my arrival to the USA. My experiences and education from my native land were laden with skepticism and suspicion. The Philippines was colonized by the Spanish Empire from 1521 to 1898. At the Versailles Peace Treaty of December 10, 1898,
The USA government paid Spain $20 million for Cuba,Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.
The Philippines is the only empire by the USA. The Philippines was granted its independence in 1935 and ratified their Philippine constitution copied from the USA Constitution.
It was amended numerous times including in 1986, when the government of the Philippines decided to shut down the US military bases in the Philippines. The Philippines asserted their sovereignty by kicking out the US military bases in the island nation. According to Philippine historians the USA military bases in the Philippines, is one of the major reasons why the Japanese Imperial Army, during World War II, bombed and destroyed the capital city of the Philippines. Centuries old building and artifacts were destroyed during the bombing. In our recent memory, Iraq's war with USA destroyed centuries old artifacts (Iraq invasion under GWB) ? It appeared history was repeated on the ebb of 21st century wars of colonization and imperialism ?
Science as a weapon of colonization ? A particular race asserting their superiority against a sovereign nation; Science of armaments, weaponry and war. It sounded like the drone program to take out "enemies of the state" English is my third language. You can help me edit my grammar etc.. (As long as you understand my english, there is no grave reasons to alter what I wrote.)
Another weapon of colonization is the english language. English,French,and Castillan Spanish are spoken by many white people. The white race invaded independent  nations in search of spices,gold,silver,slaves and other reasons related to maintaining and expanding their stranglehold of other non-white,and natural resources rich sovereign nations. Asia,South and Central America, and Africa are the classic example of this colonization and exploitation of white people. From advance science of navigation to armaments. Is science really racists ? What about illness like HIV/AIDS ? Why so many non-white people are affected by AIDS ? What is science doing to help the non-white afflicted by HIV/AIDS ?

Against All Odds...First Draft.

I knew of some, if not many that overcame odds and challenges (deemed insurmountable by others). Each one shared their inspiring stories:

1. Thomas Edison said, 99% perspiration 1% inspiration. Revealing his determination through biographies written by others - Thomas Edison was refused financing by big Wall Street capitalist, but Thomas Edison never gave up. Close friends and relatives gave the needed support to Thomas Edison. 
History gave justice to Thomas Edison's achievement against all odds. Read more about Edison's friends who helped him. Some are also familiar and became a success story because of their brilliance and refusal to give up against all odds.

Modern day stories of struggles and overcoming all odds are still happening and will happen over and over again, if we will not give up.

Another story (most recently), is the story of an NFL Football star jailed for five years and later exonerated. He was found not guilty by DNA technology. Brian Banks, a black person was convicted of a crime he did not commit.
Banks is currently playing with one of the NFL's team.

Project Innocent have helped inmates awaiting execution in our prison death chambers. Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld, Jim Dwyer shared their stories in a book "Actual Innocence". The trio are modern day crusaders pursuing justice when justice goes wrong and they made it right. (paraphrased from their NY Best Seller Book, Actual Innocence).

The different shades of struggles and overcoming all odds happened to all people of color. White or not, the 21st century issue of racism is complex because some perpetrators of racism are non-white people. Furthermore, the socio-economic crisis have revealed that plutocracy (rule by the wealthy) is playing a role in racism. Partisan politics is another.
Some religions proliferated racism through their hierarchy.For centuries this particular religion have exploited people through their religious bigotry. Hypocrisy is the norm. They shout stop racism, but all their leaders were white people, despite of the fact that they have hundreds of million members and leaders who are not white. The wolves that wear that sheep's clothing.Beware.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Experiences and Passion (first draft)

Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were two of the greatest United States of America President's. Their greatness is not only because of their brilliance and talents for leadership, but  because their successes were founded from their personal experiences and passion for changing things in order to make this country a
great nation of men and women ruled by law and order, fairness and justice and great prosperity for the majority of the people. 

The 18th and 19th centuries had witnessed brilliance from people who have no formal education or an Ivy League status. Unlike at the end of the 19th century we have witnessed many  people who are leading our countries towards the 21st century were the product of Ivy League mentoring and tutelage. FDR, JFK, Bill Clinton, George Bush Jr., Barack Obama and surrounded by a phalanx  of Ivy Leguers. They have the qualifications and experiences, but one nagging question is, do they have the passion and humility of Jesus Christ as a leader and catalyst ? Will it be fair to compare them with Jesus Christ ? Will I do justice to them if I say, they are trying ?  Or not trying ?

Many people in the United States claims to be followers of Jesus Christ. But, are they practicing and applying the passion and experiences of Jesus Christ to reach out to others, to help, and care with no strings attached ? Why are there so many poor people today despite of our advancement and technological success ?  Are we missing the point ? Experiences and the passion to serve others without reservations and other conditions ? The experiences achieved through humility and passion emanating from our sincere hearts.


Ironies and Lessons (first draft)


Most of us, if not all measure our success by the amount of money we have accumulated or the PhD's and academic honors we have achieved.
Reality dictated the above. We need it to thrive if not survive.

As I mature with my way of thinking and acknowledged my finite being 
- Socrates was right (?) and Aristotle was truthful (?) most of the time. Plato was greatly influenced by his beloved teacher Socrates. Plato, Socrates and Aristotle are many of the famous Greeks that influenced our Western thoughts.
Sun Tzu, Confucious, Ho Chi Min, Mao Tse, are few of the many Asian thinkers that influenced many Asians.
I read and studied both Western and Asian thinkers.
I pondered for years and made attempts to apply the positive lessons they shared in making our world a better to live. As a teacher, I influenced some of my students with my synthesis and arguments about the Western and Asian thoughts. 

My greatest lessons are not from my mastery and understanding of my favorite philosophers,
but from my mistakes and indecisiveness in my life. I noted this mistake.

My lessons are the ironies of my personal existence. The way my thoughts, were molded by the books I read, I obviously struggled and denied some of their philosophical insinuations. Again, it is probably my difficulties in suppressing the pessimism of my experiences, or just that the realities of life is really not explained by the above thinkers.

What is reality ? Ironies ? Lessons ?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Godless or Fearless ?

I knew one country whose population is approximately .0311% of the whole planet earth.
They professed to be Godloving nation but destroyed numerous government who refused to submit to their will. 

The nation of less than .03 of the globe literally controls 60% to 80% of the world's wealth, they have more enemies than friends not because they have wealth and prosperity...but because they are good for nothing. You are their ally and friend, if you are useful to them. Many of their leaders are extremely wealthy and arrogant.
Many of their citizens were conditioned to prosperity and mendicancy. I and me is the mantra of their society. 

They professed to believe in the goodness of God but they support capital punishment or they execute their prisoners. They have judges either elected or appointed. Many of them are blinded by the truth. Many of them does not possess the wisdom that God gave King Solomon. They label you terrorist if you fight them. You are a subversive if you question them.
Their judges are not fair to the minorities. Most of their prisoners are either black or hispanic.
Is this the truth ? You research or find out the truth by reading the facts. Do not believe what you read but look around and visit their jails, you will see the truth.

Will God tolerate this ? All empire like this failed. Obviously they are doomed. God will give them opportunity to repent. They think they are smarter than God. Wickedness that is.
Godless or fearless ? You will answer to One God. You are a mortal and limited. Repent.
Do the right thing. Turn away from evil. Overcome evil by doing good. 
You will be fearless because God will sustain you !   

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Simple Reminder

Have you wondered why challenging things happened to you when you least expected it ?

Be reminded: Ultimately you will face the reality...
Do not worry...simple and yet you still worry.
Control is relative. You can minimize the impact...but cannot control it.
Do not surrender...people proposes, God disposes.
Pain is temporary; Look it is sunny and another cool summer...Spring was here and foliage is coming, a season for everything !
Health is wealth indeed. While young do not work 16 hours, smell the coffee.
Laughter is medicine indeed; A sincere smile will do the tricks.
Positive and negative. Polarity. Light, camera...remember you are being watched.
Brave new world. Before the camera and surveillance were concieved, God had already installed a micro chip called conscience in you.
Listen. Can you hear it.
Be reminded, God is with us.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Many people forgets,God does not...
Others condemn,God forgives...
Some hate others, God loves everyone...
Religion and beliefs divides, God unites...
Some are ungrateful, God shower graces in abundance...
Some doubts, God is certain all the time...
Some aims for perfection, God is perfectly fine with imperfections...
While others whine, God waits patiently...
Some lies, God loves the truth...
Others see your action, God sees your heart...
Others fears death, God guarantees life eternal...
Others were confused, God exacting love overcomes all odds...
Some rejects others, God accepts without conditions...
Some are democrats, some are republicans - God is non-partisan...
Some pretends, God is authentic...
Others still search, God is there...
Where others cannot find, God is where you are...