Justice Delayed (The old axiom)

Justice delayed is justice denied. I tried to find out who originally said it but I failed. Whoever was the first one who said it, he was far before my time so I guess he won’t mind if I use the quote, as have many others. Martin Luther King paraphrased the quote and no one called him out for it.

At any rate, it is quite obvious that it is true in many ways. For the victim, time aids the perpetrator avoid prosecution. Old memories fail, documents are lost and, of course, witnesses die. For the accused, if he is innocent, he may spend months or even years in jail while no evidence is ever presented against him. Then too, of course, he can suffer the same problems as the prosecution. After all, if he loses evidence or witnesses, his justice has also been denied.

After President Kennedy was killed, they had a brief investigation. Then they sealed it for fifty years. The reason they gave was that after 50 years, most of those involved would be dead. I was a teen at the time, in high school. I didn’t understand the decision then and I understand it less now.

In my mind, if Kennedy was not killed by Oswald, then Kennedy and his family had been denied justice. By the way, Oswald too was denied justice. By sealing the investigation, they insured that that, if justice was not done, justice never would be done.

It goes beyond that. It has caused rumors and speculations of rumors. The one thing that bothers me the most is one question. “What did they know that they did not want us to know?”

I am not one of those deniers. I suspect that Oswald was the one who pulled the trigger that fateful day. He might have even pulled it twice…. Three times, I start getting a little suspicious. I am not one who is ignorant of guns. In the Marines, I qualified with an M-14, an M-16 and a .45 cal pistol. I have fired an M-60 machine gun, an M-79 grenade launcher and one of those stove pipe things they use for killing tanks. Oh, I can’t forget, I also fired a shotgun a number of times.

I also realize that a person can fire a bolt action rifle fairly rapidly, if he is well practiced. I have neither seen nor heard that Oswald was well practiced. Moreover, as a marine, if he had his choice of weapons, he would not have used a bolt action rifle. If accuracy were so important, maybe, but marines qualify at 500 meters with semi-automatic rifles regularly…without scopes. From what I understand, the range was nowhere near that far. Any decent semi-automatic 30-06 rifle would have worked, though the scope would have been a little bit of a benefit.

The big advantage of a semi-automatic is that, in the same time, Oswald might have killed 5 or 6 in about the same time. He would have never had to take his finger off the trigger nor would he have spent as much time taking aim. Sorry about those who want to stick to the report. I don’t buy it.

Something else that bothers me. When I was going through boot camp, something that was drummed into our heads from day one to the day I graduated, plan ahead. That means one of two things happened. Either Oswald ignored all boot camp training on the matter or he made plans that did not work out. I prefer to believe the later.

Indeed, I would suspect any investigator with his eyes wide open would realize Oswald had a plan that went bad. Taking off by foot indicates panic, not planning. My guess is that someone was supposed to be waiting for him as he left the building. The two of them were to take off and get lost in traffic. His cohort panicked and left him behind. On the other hand, the man, the planner behind the whole thing, planned to leave him behind. That would suggest that there was indeed a planner, something that the Warren Commission refused to admit, in spite of all the evidence suggesting it.

If no one was helping him, where was that getaway motorcycle he left behind, or at least a bicycle. To this day, I have never heard anyone suggest any escape plan. For that reason alone, I simply don’t believe the Warren Commission.

I could go on but it is not my point in this post. It is a mere example of how the axiom is so true. Certainly, because of the Warren Commission’s decision to seal the investigation, it only causes suspicions to simmer. To make matters worse, it has been over 50 years and there are still things they are keeping under wraps. What is it that they don’t want known? What piece of justice are they denying to Kennedy, Oswald and to us?

Nonetheless, it has become a practice to withhold justice for a time, hoping that no one will notice. They keep saying there was no fraud in the 2020 election all the while refusing to investigate it. If they can stall us for a few years, it will destroy any evidence. Then, they can truthfully say there is no evidence of fraud.

They keep people locked up for the so called insurrection and they deny them a trial. I suspect some have never been able to enter a plea. And, forget any evidence that might clear them. It’s been six months. They have had plenty of time to hide and/or doctor any such thing.

Now, they have a new way to deny justice. You say something they don’t like and you get fired from your job. If your employee does not fire you, then they go after your employee. There is no justice. There is no court. If there were a court it would be as in the old movies. “Don’t worry. We will do it right. First we will try and convict you.” A kangaroo court would have more justice.

They wrote The Constitution to protect us from the government. They never figured they needed to protect us from the cancel culture.

And so it is, we have to watch what we do, what we say, what we think…not because of that the government might do to us, but out neighbors. Orwell was afraid of government becoming big brother. Well, big brother is here. And now, big brother gives orders to the government. And, of course, there is no justice at all. What passes for justice comes from social media.

What we call social media is really oppressive media and they do as the Nazis did prior to WWII.  They shame anyone who does not think as they think and they destroy them in the public square which they call social media.

There Goes Uncle Joe Again

Not long ago, I heard Biden say something to the effect that we need to start trusting our government again. First of all, I would never trust Biden with the time-of-day. The only way to keep him from lying is to wire his mouth shut. Second, The United States Constitution was designed on the concept that we SHOULD NEVER EVER trust government. Governments are made of men. When we trust men they will fail us. Men are inherently power hungry. It is the reason they built so many checks and balances in the our government. It is also why they put so much power in the hands of the newspapers. (Unfortunately, even the news media can fell as we have well seen,) The fact of the matter is the government that insists on our trust is likely government we should trust least.

The ideas I have written are not new. It is spread throughout the Federalist Papers. If men are left alone to rule, they will rule. They will take control and we will lose our constitutional form of government.

I wished Biden had tried to tell me I am supposed to trust him. Look what happened when we (trusted/elected?) him. Crime has sky rocked, he is the puppet of Russia and China, and he can’t even figure out which way he is supposed to go while on stage or what questions he is not supposed to answer.

Also, look what happened when we put our trust in Fauci (part of government bureaucracy). 4 million people died, the world economy went into a nose dive and no one seems to be able to get him to admit to what he has done, though it as plain as the mask on his face.

A Thing About Tyrants

I suspect all tyrants live in fear. For they know that somewhere, there is another that will take his thrown given the opportunity. It is why ancient kings had tasters, not to sample the brew offered them, but to assure it is not poison.

Hitler lived in fear of one of his generals killing him for command. To some degree there was an element of truth in it. There were those who wanted to put an end to his lunacy.

If you look down through history, you will see the bunch of them had fear. I think, if my memory serves me, the Roman Caesars had the praetorian guard, who served as body guards.

I wonder just how many guards Castro and his brother had. There were many who would have loved to kill him and his brother, who betrayed the people of Cuba by putting them under a dictatorship. You will notice I did not say communist regime as his reign was not communist but rather that of a tyrant, worse than his predecessor. Moreover, it was not a communist, though that is what it was called. There were those who had and those who had not. Far more had not. True communism distributes the wealth.

Lately, it would appear that some Cubans are fighting for their freedom. I doubt it will succeed though I hope with everything within me that it does. Without help, it is almost doomed to failure and I don’t think Biden will help them.

Besides, even if they do succeed, another tyrant will likely come in his place. It is the pattern of revelations.

The US was an amazing exception. Washington was offered a crown and he refused it. Given the opportunity to a third term as president, he turned it down.

On the other hand, how many terms has Putin been in office. Then too, look at the tyrant ruling China, president for life. The pattern likely holds true far more than I can know. Yet, in the US, it did not. It was the result of the decision of one man.

Some like to rate presidents. I rate Washington right at the top for two reasons. One, he gave up the chance to become a tyrant. Had he become king, eventually, another tyrant would have become king and the US as we know it would not exist.

Secondly, when he became president, he organized the office into what we know today. There was no cabinet until he set it up. To this day, it is very much the same. Now there are those who paint him as a horrible man and they want to remove any evidence that he ever existed.

It is true that most of the really good leaders have it pressed up on them. It is not something they seek. Lincoln was talked into running for president. It was not something he vigorously sought.

And yet, even he needed a guard. It is the pattern. There are always those who seek to overthrow the leadership, even the good ones.

And so it is that we have a small army of Secret Service agents watching over whoever is in the office. Behold, there are those who seek the office and they will take it by any means possible. To be sure, that is the way Biden took it, by using dishonest people doing dishonest things. George Washington would be appalled at his methods. Indeed, he would be appalled at the man.

Now that the criminal has established his rule as president, he is trying to do as Castro did and establish communist rule. He wants to rid the land of The Constitution and destroy that which Washing helped to build. Actually, he is also trying to destroy the memory of Washington as well.

The Ol’ Red, White and Blue

In general, the three colors in the flag have the following meaning.

The white: Purity and innocence

The red: Hardiness and valor

The blue: Vigilance, perseverance and justice

Originally one stripe was added whenever a state was added. Now, for practical reasons, they decided to make it thirteen stripes, one for each of the original colonies. Within the blue field, there is one star for each state. I had the privilege to have lived under a flag with 48 stars, then 49, then 50.

The concept was that Hawaii would add another republican state and Alaska another democrat state, which only goes to show that things don’t always turn out the way you expect. Sometimes I wish I could have bought a few of the flags with 48 stars. They just might be collectors items.

Over the years, more and more, the red has represented the blood that was given by those who gave their lives to protect both the banner and the nation for which it stands.

Now I ask you, what is it about that flag that makes it unworthy of our respect.

Maybe the nation it represents isn’t perfect. Nonetheless, it symbolizes a nation that is constantly striving to be worthy of the standards it represents. And even if you cannot bring yourself to respect the banner, you should at least respect those who died for it… and your right to complain. The vast number of nations since the beginning of recorded history never had that that right, not even the English who answered to a king until a short time before the American Revelation.

So, go ahead. Tell me what nation has provided its modern citizenry much in exchange for so little. Those who were before us paid for our freedom. With that freedom comes responsibilities. If we abuse our freedom, those behind us will not enjoy it.

So. Next time you see the flag, you just might remember what it cost.

A Curiosity

A question occurred to me yesterday and I thought I would share it. Maybe you could help me with it.

Assume the border is perfectly sealed so that no one could get in illegally. Now, an offer is made to a person. He could become a legal citizen of the US on one condition. He must first spend a year in prison.

Just how many would accept the offer? How many would take the offer if it were two years or three and so forth. How many years in prison is citizenship worth?

Then, let’s turn the question around. How many would leave the US permanently if he were offered a million dollars, or two million…or three.

Maybe, given all her faults, the US of A isn’t all that bad after all. Maybe those who like to complain about her should shut their mouths and enjoy what they have. Maybe you could let me know what you think.

C.R.T.

When I was in high school, I started learning electrics. By the time I was in the 11th grade, I could fix most problems on black and white TVs, which were exclusively tubes. To some degree, I was getting into transistors a little, but they are much less forgiving. You get something wrong with tubes, they were pretty rugged electronically, if not physically. On the other hand, you get things wrong on a transistor for just a fraction of a second and they become useless, though they are much more able to stand the physical stress.

One of the tubes in the old TVs was the cathode ray tube, abbreviated CRT. It was the big one that was also frequently referred to as the picture tube. It was on that tube that the picture was formed. Normally, a black and white picture tube used 15 to 17 thousand volts. The Color tubes required far more, as much as 25 thousand, maybe more.

When I went into the 1970’s most TV’s were converted mostly to transistors. Two components remained vacuum tubes and it appeared to me that they would remain so. I just didn’t see how the two tubes could ever be replaced, certainly, not the CRT. I mean, what in the world could you use to replace the picture tube. Moreover, another tube was used to help develop the high voltages needed for the cathode ray tube.

It shows how much I knew. By the late 1980s I could see how the huge vacuum tube would be replaced by a thin panels of light emitting diodes. Go figure. Nowadays, anyone younger than twenty would never think of a TV as having a CRT. The abbreviation is used for something far worse, Critical Race Theory.

It’s a bunch of baloney, hooey, nonsense, also known as hogwash. When I was going through boot camp, my drill instructor told me everything anyone needs to know about race. He said marines are all one color, green. To this day I believe him.

To this day, I found that some of the best marines I knew were green. Then again, there were others who weren’t quite so good. They were green too. I didn’t know any white marines or black marines. I didn’t meet any brown marines. To me they were all the same color, green.

Now they want to go and mess up all the military services and teach them all that there are white, black and brown men and women in the service of our country. It won’t work. I know. I spent nine years in the Marines. Anything that causes one marine to look at another marine in a different light, as if he is different drives a wedge between them. That drastically decreases their effectiveness in battle. It might even cost the lives of a few green marines. I don’t like that.

As for those generals that are pushing the idea, I have a theory about them. Peacetime breeds bad generals. Lincoln found that out. He went through several generals before he found Grant. Ike was a lieutenant colonel at the outbreak of WWII. By the time it was over, he had five stars on each of his shoulder.

The reason for this is simple. Peacetime generals know how to politic. Wartime generals know how to fight wars.

Also, dividing a people is a good way to to concur them. You ever hear of “divide and concur.” It is a common method of the communist. It is no secret. It is in many of their publications.

I heard Fauci might be investigated. Still my question is what is taking so long? Why isn’t he in the big house already?