Monday, May 5, 2014
I will, per your wishes discontinue using your browser. You have made it very clear that people that don't tow what you see as your politically correct, approved and sanctioned line are not welcome under your Corporate umbrella. When I started using your product some 15 years ago as my preferred browser along with Thunderbird email, I didn't know there would be a litmus test requiring me to follow what you qualify as approved free speech guidelines. Since I am a Christian that believes in God's design and instruction for marriage between men and women only and that just is not compatible with Firefox, I will be uninstalling your product per your expressed wishes from this computer, my laptop, tablet, and android phone as well as all my businesses computers. Also, although she supports same sex marriage, but not your intolerance of alternate views and your affront to free speech and expression, my wife has asked me to also remove it from her computer and phone. I will also be sure per your wishes to let everyone that I know that doesn't share your views on Marriage, or any other subject you deem incompatible, such as those that believe in free speech and the full expression of it, to remove and stop offending your sensibilities. Hopefully Chrome, Dolphin, Opera, Internet Explorer, and the other internet browsers will tolerate users that disagree with their political and moral views and who believe strongly in Freedom of Speech.
Michael R. Bednarz
My fellow citizens over 800,000 gave up finding jobs and LEFT the labor force in the last report. But instead of reporting this net loss of over half a million workers and jobs, Obama and the Lame-Stream Mainstream Media focus on 280,000 new job hires. What happended to us? What has happened to our front-line major media that requires those without drinking a steady diet of their Kool-aid to see the real truth, and report it? America has become a nation of brain dead Gimmie-Gimmie-Gimmie Lemmings, and it's more than 48% of them now. They are being led by a Main Stream media that has lost all of its adversarial zeal to be skeptical and function as arbiters of truth for us. This is why all the lies matter, ObamaCare matters, Benghazi matters, Fast and Furious matters, the IRS scandals matter, and the myriad abuses of truth and power have to be investigated by Congress and those of us demanding accountability. It is truly a sad and very sobering reality of our new America under President Obama and his Coalition of the Clueless. Our now compliant Media has abdicated that adversarial responsibility that they have fulfilled in the past becoming complicit in furthering the deceit and fraud upon Americans.
Michael R. Bednarz
Friday, May 24, 2013
A tyrant (Greek τύραννος, tyrannos), in its modern English usage, is a ruler of a cruel and oppressive character who is an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution, and/or one who has usurped legitimate sovereignty. (emphasis is mine) The original Greek term, however, merely meant an authoritarian sovereign without reference to character, bearing no pejorative connotation during the Archaic and early Classical periods, though it was clearly a bad word to Plato, and on account of the decisive influence of political philosophy its negative connotations only increased down into the Hellenistic period, becoming synonymous with "Authenteo" - another term which carried authoritarian connotations around the turn of the first century A.D.
Plato and Aristotle define a tyrant as, "one who rules without law, looks to his own advantage rather than that of his subjects, and uses extreme and cruel tactics—against his own people as well as others" (emphasis mine) . During the seventh and sixth centuries BC, tyranny was often looked upon as an intermediate stage between narrow oligarchy and more democratic forms of polity. However, in the late fifth and fourth centuries, a new kind of tyrant, the military dictator, arose, specifically in Sicily.
America is loading up their cars this weekend with kids, picnic baskets, camping gear, fishing rods, hitting the road for family fun on this holiday to honor those that have fallen in consummation of their oath to defend our Constitution from all enemies. In light of the State of our Union and current events, I ask the age old question likely uttered by children for thousands of years within the first ten minutes of an eight hour trip. Likewise America is now a little over half way into our 8 year trip with President Obama. In light of recent revelations and abuses of power, and given the Webster and Wikipedia definitions; my question for America begs an answer in regard to tyranny....
“Are we there yet?"
Michael R. Bednarz