Nothing. You cannot be wise to oneself unless you are able to use your perceived wisdom to assist those who are able to provide you with an insight into your own wisdom.
As an example I use my efforts to improve our World. Theresa May the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has studiously ignored each and every idea I have for a better United Kingdom and World – as has Malcolm Turnbull the P.M of Australia but he is not relevant to World Affairs. He has chosen to take Australia out of the World with policies that make Australia a technology and Environment backwater and subservient to whoever holds a cheque book.
Theresa May has chosen to use the wisdom of others to chart a path for the U.K. Fine that is Theresa May’s choice. How then does that place my being ‘wise in the mind’?
Well Theresa May is clearing saying to me that my ideas on one of my more prolific subjects; Counter Terrorism and the use of the Quran by ISIS are of no consequence. However, on Quora those who upvote those same views in summary are saying the opposite.
Then there is the White House and President Trump. I have two letters addressed to me personally from the White House on behalf of President Trump – admittedly on different subjects. However, the White House would not have sent them if it thought my ‘ideas for a better world’ were dangerous or not feasible.
Being wise in the mind is of no use unless others are able to encourage and foster the development of your wiseness so as to enable you to promote a objective wiseness and not a subjective one.
That is the key. Wiseness must be objective with no fear or favour. That is what the White House have given me – support for my objectivity. Wiseness must be objective if it is to be of use. It must take into account all views and produce leadership that promotes the right to participate – be it whichever arena the wiseness is produced for.
Wiseness from the top of a Mountain is fine but of little use if it cannot be heard and be seen to be wise.
These are the lyrics to the songs I have written that one day the United Nations General Assembly, the Security Council and the Torture Committee will hear as part of a testimony to a motion that seeks Justice for cruel and inhumane acts supported and allowed by a Prime Minister(s) and President(s) – Time, the Truth and the Law will decide the Justice.
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Dying in Afghanistan
He lay there in the dust and sand
He bloodied red with his once life
An American Marine so far from his home
But with his Nation at his side
Afghanistan now his lasting memorial
And that of so many others too
His comrades they stood in silent salute
Their tears cried out …Why?
Why Mr President are we still dying in Afghanistan?
Mr President how many more Marines have to die
How many more Marines Mr President have to die in Afghanistan
Before there is an end to the war in Afghanistan?
In the hills stood a Taliban
His tears of pain for his daughter
For she lay alongside the Marine
Both dead from his IED – an IED that he had layed
In the hills a Taliban stood alone
His tears a flood of pain
When President Trump and Taliban
Will there be an end to the war in Afghanistan
When President Trump will the dying in Afghanistan end
When will there be a Peace in Afghanistan
Somewhere in Afghanistan
Somewhere in Afghanistan
A Marine from Georgia USA
Did die for his Nation
The Children and Young People of The Gaza and Israel
Children and Young People of the Gaza and Israel
It is a history that you fight over but it be your futures to lose
A history not of your making, but now it owns your future
No rockets of Hamas or bullets from Israel
Will your futures make, only more lives to die,
…………………………………………….more families to destroy.
Young People and Children of the Gaza and Israel
You own the future, it belongs to you,
Now you must also own the Peace
The future belongs to you
Let it be one of Peace not War
The future be yours to make
Let there be no more war
Young People and Children of the Gaza and Israel
Together take steps of Unity on the Road to Peace
There is no future without you together
Let words of Peace be stronger than bullets of hate and rockets of destruction
Deadly in Yemen
How many more children have to die
In the bloody war of Yemen
Do you care Theresa May
Do you give a damn Nikki Haley….Still writing
Tommy the Dolphin
My name is Tommy, I’m Tommy the Dolphin
Oh Children of the World I need your help
Everyday your plastic is slowly killing me
Oh children no more plastic in our beautiful seas
One Day I hope to address the United Nations General Assembly on the matter of Human
Rights and associated matters. The songs I am writing will form part of that address.
The World is such a great place because I can have an idea and improve the lives of millions.
The fact that my ideas are ignored by every Journalist in the World and not acknowledged by Malcolm Turnbull and Theresa May is not important. What is important is that President Trump has acknowledged me.
What is even more important is that in our World of Political Selfishness and Corporate irresponsibility it is still possible to have the dream, to live for the hope and achieve the impossible.
One day my ideas will improve the lives of those peoples who cannot help themselves and the lives of creatures great and small whom mankind appears to be so intent on destroying. That is my dream.
This is my answer to this Question taken from Quora.
Not yet but there is a mood of change and President Trump is creating it. However, just because he uses Twitter and does not feel constrained by Political Correctness does not make him a good President.
It is what you are able to achieve for your people that produces a change in Politics. Many Politicians come and go. We sigh with wilted expectation at yet another cheery sound byte at a school or construction site somewhere.
We listen to the spin and the promises and we walk away with resigned acceptance.
We watch the lows of internal corruption and then we witness the inevitable exit of yet another ‘all promise but no deliver’ politician – who never actually met with any of us only their own carefully choreographed supporters.
Then along comes President Trump. I was so enthusiastic about the prospect of change I campaigned for him in marginal key swing states to coincide with Obama and Clinton public meetings. By that I mean I sent out emails supporting President Trump from the United Kingdom where I live. I even wore my President Trump 2016 Campaign Baseball Cap.
Has President Trump made me view politics in a different way? Not yet. But I do say this:
‘I speak with a dim but beating soul of optimism when I say see a light and it doth hath the possibility of a brightness with intent. The people to lead out of a once darkening gloom’.
I used to say that I would not support any Political Party and I still do not. But I do support President Trump’s undoubted enthusiasm for the right of a Nation to choose its own destiny and for its people to make that destiny their fate and promise.
I am beginning to see President Trump’s change to Politics. First the collection of dynamic suport. Then the Strategy – the December USA National Strategy. Then the confirmation of the movement – the State of the Union Speech – I liked that he involved people in the Speech. Then slowly moving into an Economic and Industrial Strategy but all the time communicating to and involving the people.
As President Trump said in the State of the Union Speech it is the People who made America and it is the People who will make America great again.
Yes if President Trump has changed anything it is that I feel I can write to him and my letter will not be thrown in the bin – I have had two replies from the White House.
President Obama, and Prime Ministers May, Turnbull, Cameron, Rudd, Gillard and Abbott have never replied neither has Corbyn.
Are we able to put ideas to President Trump and will he listen and engage? Maybe. Time will tell. But there is a light…………………
Why is it that when I write to Theresa May I get no response. Even when I wrote about the way my 88 year old Mum was treated in a Care Home – Zero. But when I write to President Trump the White House responds.
From the White House on Behalf of President Trump. From 10 Downing Street – The silence is deafening.
It is because President Trump will not accept that he has to conform to the view that Politics is for the Media, Government is for the Establishment, diplomacy is for deals under the table and the People are for ‘spinning’ to.
He went to the People of America and told them what he wanted a mandate for. Now he is delivering it.
Did those who are vocal in their criticism of him think he was going to be change just because he became President? He has never been a Politician what else was he going to do other than be himself.
In 2020 they will be able to vote for somebody else until then they have every opportunity to present ideas better than President Trump’s to the People.
I would rather have a Leader who is honest with the People about his views of the World than one who tells the media what it is he or she expects the People to believe.
Nobody President Trump gets it right 100 per cent of the time. On this
you are wrong. If I were President I would personally visit the family of
each of my Military who died for their Nation. If I could not make that
visit then I would expect the First Lady to make it. Nobody expects you
to be perfect President Trump and it is ok to apologize when you are wrong – sometimes you ‘gotta just take it on the chin’.
Introduction:I decided to begin this Strategy to ‘Slow, Stop and Reverse’ the accelerating rate of Drug Addiction’ in America -‘The Drug Crisis’ after I received a Letter from the White House on behalf of President Trump thanking me for my discussion of President Trump’s Made in America Campaign which I am using in Partnership with this Strategy. This post is taken from my website www.desmondlast.net
For America to reduce the devastation, destruction and misery caused by illegal drugs and the addiction caused by the oversupply of prescription drugs then it must adopt a system which ‘controls both supply and demand’ – that is the intended outcome of this Strategy. There can be no half-measures. You cannot reverse the increasing rate of drug addiction of both legal and illegal drugs in America without doing so.
The U.S. federal government spent over $15 billion dollars in 2010 on the War on Drugs, at a rate of about $500 per second. State and local governments spent at least another 25 billion dollars. The Drug Clock.
America’s efforts to end drug addiction have to become iconic; a statement of America’s ability to act as one Nation and a redline to those who profit from the death and misery caused by illegal drug addiction as well as a clear signal to those whose bottom line is profit with no responsibility.
The Strategy. My Strategy is not about developing even more costly programs. It is about allowing People to be Proud when they have been ashamed, useful when they have been unable to participate, productive when they have been a cost and most of all able to enjoy being part of a Nation who like me ‘will never give up’. It is a Strategy of Direction and Self-Help.
It is also of course about making sure that nobody makes illegal profits from America’s Drug Crisis in all its forms.
This is not a complete Strategy only an outline. To complete it I will need to involve those who will be involved in implementing it and those who will be self-helped by its process. There is little point in a Strategy that does not include the vast wealth of expertise and experience that already exists. There is also no point in spending the many hours required to write a fully-finished strategy unless it is requested – that is why this is c.c. President Trump.
I have combined new Economic Theory, New Systems Applications, President Trump’s ‘Made in America’ Campaign and the Power of the Community to outline how it is possible to reverse the accelerating rate of ‘Drug Addiction in America’.
Scope of the Strategy. By addressing the ‘Drug Crisis many other problems will be effected by reducing its effect; Corruption, Crime, Government inefficiency through duplication, Financial Fraud, Criminal Third-Party infiltration of Local, State and Federal Government, cyber-crime, Unemployment and America’s Loss of Domestic Manufacturing, Money Laundering and Corporate Fraud. It will also help to bring back moral leadership to America -something which is needed everywhere in the World.
These are my slogans for this Strategy which brings together President Trump’s efforts to increase the labour value of Americans and their participation in the American Economy with his declaration that the U.S Drug Crisis has been declared a National Emergency. To that I have added my own new Economic Theory (Evolved Economic Theory) and my new system(s) for addressing the Drug Crisis.
‘Buy American for Americans to Create Jobs not Drugs’
‘America United with Common Purpose will Never be a Nation Defeated’
The Principle of the Strategy. The Strategy is a ‘Purpose of Self-Help’ and a revival of moral leadership. It also addresses Unemployment and Underemployment, which for many are the foundation of despair and the tools of the illegal drug trade. Pride is vanquished and Community cohesion is destroyed by drugs and unemployment. This Strategy addresses unemployment by getting rid of it at the individual level and promoting a ‘Community at Work’ as a business to bring together skills and empowerment. There are other areas which will benefit from the adoption of this strategy not the least being a reduction in crime.
I am also using the symptoms of ‘chronic pain’ which lead to opioid drug addiction and illegal drug abuse to create a new method of providing non-drug solutions. At the same time I will be providing a ‘new market’ for American Industries and a new revenue(s) stream for the Health Care System. The Pilot Schemes will all have their own version(s) of ‘Universal HealthCare’.
It would be too ambitious of me to say that my Strategy could immediately stop drug addiction for all people for all time as the rate of the increase is out of control. By allowing the Strategy to achieve benchmarks that are realistic it will enable its progress to be quantified.
Therefore, it makes sense to first slow then halt the accelerating rate of the increase in the effects of the Drug Crisis, then stop the increase and finally reverse its increase. Each is a separate part of this Strategy and each requires variations of this Strategy. If America is to benefit from President Trump’s Economic and Drug Policies and lives are going to be saved and improved then the Drug Crisis in all its forms has to end as a ‘Crisis’.
A Crisis is critical mass. It does not allow for a clear rational application of resources and certainly cannot be allocated a forecasted budget and manpower resources whilst a state of chaos exists. So the first goal of this Strategy will to reduce the manageable critical mass to one in which each of its component parts is able to be recognised, quantified, allocated available resources, made systematic and controlled. That is the first element of this Strategy – to bring the Crisis under Control.
Drug Addiction is a medical problem, a physiological symptom, an output of a commercial system and an exploitation by those who seek to profit from addiction. For some it is the result of difficulties in dealing with the complexities of our modern world and for many the need to deal with chronic pain. The System must be able to provide the ‘New Alternatives to Opioids and Illegal Drugs’ that must be available if the rate of drug addiction is to be reversed.
However, this is no nice and cosy Strategy. It is a self-help Program. A partnership between those who are addicted and those who want to help them. You cannot make people want to end their addiction. They have to want to help themselves.
Will this Strategy work? Yes. Why? Because it will involve those who are most affected; the People laid to waste by continual Government failure to deal with crime, corruption and a deadly addiction. It gives those affected purpose, meaning and support but it does not wrap them in nappies (diapers). It also addresses all aspects of Criminal methods of the Illegal Drug Trade and includes a new system of control for the supply of prescription drugs and a ‘common purpose’ for Government Agencies such as the DEA. The Strategy also through Congress and the Senate redefines the term ‘legal responsibility’.
The changes I intend to propose to the interaction of the systems it encompasses will ensure that the many different systems involved will all work together and in the same direction – which is what this Strategy is all about.
In a way it’s a new Industry. It is also Community driven. That is why it must be developed with the People and not just from Washington.
The Subjects covered by this Strategy may appear wide-ranging. However, if President Trump and America want to reverse the increasing trend of Drug Addiction and make America ‘great again’ then they must be prepared to address all the factors that contribute to what has become a symbol of America decay. You cannot stop a bucket leaking water unless you plug all the holes.This Strategy does just that.
It may appear ambitious but you cannot address America’s Drug Crisis without including all the components of a system which cause Drug Addiction.
For that is what America has become;
A ‘System for Producing & Maintaining Drug Addiction’.
The Pilot Schemes will establish the Procedures for a more comprehensive, documented and quality controlled system which can then be adopted and modified to suit those communities who want zero drugs. Although it may appear that the subject base is too all-encompassing it should be pointed out that initially the subjects listed will only be micro-applied to the Pilot Schemes. Thus for instance where the subject is Economic Reform of Countries that manufacture and supply illegal Drugs only the effect of the reform will be used in the ‘Pilot’. I have written an outline of how this will succeed in practise. Quality Control will become an essential part of the application of the Strategy. The Pilot Schemes are intended to show America and the World that it is possible to reduce the dependence on Opioid Drugs and stop the use of illegal Drugs. President Trump’s current Committees on the Drug Crisis will be attempting to apply a Nationwide solution. I hope to be able to present this Outline to them.
Quality System and Systemic Approach. I have a B.A Degree in Systems Management and have successfully written and implemented a complete Q.C system ISO 9001/2 into an Engineering Company. The Strategy Process of Implementation will comply with ISO 9001 as will any Agency or company (or part of) that has any connection or interface with the Pilots. It is also intended it use ISO 9001 in the Strategy Component concerning ‘Protecting the Second Amendment and achieving Gun Control with A New Safer System’.
I know how effective a QC System is in maintaining standards of behaviour and preventing fraud and corruption. U.S Quality Conference 2018
The problem is too big to solve with a top down approach. This Strategy begins as a seed and grows into a tree. It is simply not possible to sit round a table and produce a solution. The problem is too big and too diverse. This is a ‘sleeves rolled up’ approach which will allow the many dedicated Professionals involved in the Drug Crisis to watch and participate in the ‘growth’ of the solution. In effect it is a new approach but one that will allow mistakes to be made but people not harmed.
This is not a Strategy for the faint-hearted. It is one of self-help and confrontation with the true facts of the Drug Crisis – Personal or otherwise. The Strategy has only one solution – An end to addiction of both illegal and Opioid Drugs and a comprehensive control of both the Supply and Demand for all Drugs be it Personal, Industry or Government. The Strategy Pilots must obtain the approval of both the Congress and the Senate in all their entirety. Every objection must be countered and every assistance sought. Drug Addiction is a common enemy and it requires Unilateral Leadership if it is to be beaten. President Trump has displayed his ability to blend Party lines into a common purpose and that is how the Drug Crisis must be countered – with a Common Purpose.
The Communities taking part must know that they have the support of their Governments regardless of Party if they are to succeed. The eyes of America and the World will be upon them as they seek to become the very first Communities to ensure that Drugs in any form do not control their lives. However, this will not be a sideshow. The Media will be barred from being ’embedded’. Many people who are addicted to drugs are one step away from death others are on the same road. You cannot roadshow desperation.
There are no free rides in the Strategy. Any person who is helped by the Strategy will have to use his or value to the Community to return his or her negative value as a Positive. This Strategy is a Business – The Business of Self-respect and Community Empowerment. It is not a Big Daddy approach. Nobody is forced to take part. That will be part of its reason for its sucess – it encompases the People’s of America desire to ‘Get the Job Done’.
It has to be this way. As a Nation America must live ‘Zero Drugs’. There can be no ‘Great’ in America until this modern day version of the bubonic plague is eradicated.
No not at all. Speaking your mind in relation to your beliefs and views is not any indication or syndrome of any form of mental incapacity.
When Presidents Trump’s state of mind is compared to say Blair, Bush, Cameron and Obama who invaded Iraq and Libya and then walked away from any form of positive solution to a problem they were part of I would say he is acting perfectly normal.
I could of course compare his state of mind to all the World Leaders who when faced with mankind’s destructive effects to our Climate signed a non-mandatory agreement which favoured certain countres over others to give away $100 billion a year to some of which will go to corrupt governments. We need a ‘no disadvantage enforceable mandatory agreement’ if we are to save our Planet.
Even more so I could compare his state of mind to that of the U.K Government who are about to walk away from the best trading partner the U.K has or will ever have.
Angela Merkel’s state of mind must also be questioned for allowing 1 million refugees into Germany without asking her citizens if they agreed. Merkel also never prepared for those who were prepared to die in the Mediterranean to get to Germany – their watery graves a testament to her inability to understand the effects of her actions.
Or even the state of mind of the U.N Security Council which allowed children in Aleppo to die day after day after day and did nothing.
Speaking your mind is an honesty we all need. He speaks and somebody is able to object and he gets a barometer of what people are thinking. What exactly has he done other than raise debate and cause us all to question the sanity of our own Governments.