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Sunday, November 18, 2018

How the doctrine of containment, colonialism and Western foreign policy agenda setting failed from 1945-1975.

We look at the failures of the Central American governments following the mid 1980s and how they never received solidified footing in establishing legitimate governments following the civil wars in those regions.  We now see the caravan of 14k people trying to cross American borders for some lost reclamation of justice or a fallout of failed policies in Central America.  The world is on the brink.  

Our radio show tonight dealt with the clashes of Western ideology and self determination of countries around the world who were under the Russian territorial expansion, the Truman doctrine of containment and the American involvement in the Korean and Vietnamese wars that resulted in massive casualties and foreign policy.   See our show description below.

The French evolved through 5 republics due to Nazi invasion in WWII, failed policy goals in Algeria and Africa, restructuring of world prominence and over extension of a nation that failed miserably in their colonial objectives.  I will include the foundation of this comparison with other superpower projections I aforementioned.

I will include the link from tonight's episode:

show description
We first begin talking about Cimate change in regards to Calif. fires and the parachute salaries of Sears Corporation while it is being restructured in bankruptcy court.
We then segway to a heavy handed discussion on nationalism, international agendas and policy making in correlation to APEC the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation agreements and recent meeting in Papau New Guinea.
We then debate and challenge Jon's attack on socialism and relate what the objective goals were in the Nazi party in Germany in 1930s and how that transformed into a violent revolution. Trump's ideology of ideal American citizens are juxtaposed against the wall concept to contain undesirables.  An explosion of violence could occur with this new wave of unhealthy nationalism. Ben challenges the immigrant caravan attempting to enter our country with the mantra of a Honduras flag.  Jane used the Hungarian uprising of 1956 agst. Russia and how the Hungarians try to free themselves as a satellite country under the Russian sphere of influence. Europe tolerated Russian abuse of civil rights. She relates that to the Post WWII doctrine of communist containment.  Both Americans and Europeans,through colonialism and anti communist war policies, allowed many of their own soldiers to die in Korea and Vietnam by trying to control the outcome of government self determination.  The American doctrine of containment was deeply flawed, resulting in mass loss and death.  Vietnam emancipated beyond European, Western goals of dominance.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Radio Broadcast link on Asia Argento, Madonna, Monica lewinsky, #Metoo movement, political atmosphere BEST ONLINE BROADCAST

Our latest link to our most current radio broadcast.  We have a very versatile discussion about sexuality in Hollywood and Asia Argento's "mistake" years ago that cost her 380k, actually her lover Anthony Bourdain forked out the money. How much forgiveness is involved and how much judgment regarding anyone's past.

We segway into how #MonicaLewinsky was dissed by being disinvited to a social change party sponsored by a magazine (Town and Country?) and was downgraded due to Bill Clinton's pending invite and arrival.  She tweeted a good defense.

Mike Peters from New York joined our panel.  He had good revelations about accurate voting, Elizabeth Warren's desire to have government controlled corporations, his rant on Antifa crashing an East Coast police parade and more.  TUNE IN

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The 17 year long battle of Afghanistan; reappearing game changers; Russia, Taliban and U.S.

The Taliban is rising again but extending American troops in Afghanistan in 2018 after 40 years of war with Russians/Americans is not the solution.  John Nicholson, Nato Commander, believes the only way to suppress the Taliban is increasing Amerian forces.  in 2013-2014, America has 130,000 troops in Afghanistan.  Now they only have 16,000 and most are special forces.  There is intense training by Americans to teach aircraft training, Taliban bombing & missile strikes.There are 2 major elite training facilities by the Americans who teach Afghan military how to fight on the ground as well.  However, England who used to fight in this country 150 years ago called it the "great game," eluding that this land is unwinnable. Afghanistan has been a pawn between Russia (1979-1989), Afghan Civil War (1992-96) and America (2001-2018) and the loyalty in the region is somewhat fractured between local tribes & global strongholds.  The U.S. presence in Afghanistan may prove a hindrance.  China/US are competing for nickel, copper, cobalt & oil access.  Right now, the Taliban has the advantage.  They are being Russian supported on the border of Pakistan and Russia is providing tanks and military supplies illegitimately by the U.S. viewpoint.  In reality, there are casualties on all sides & the poppy seed growers are the only ones profiting.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Peace to all brethern 
even those who unintentionally hurt those
they don't mean to.
I have distanced myself 
from primordial instincts of those who lack perspective
or cannot foresee the future of a 
chain of events that could unravel someone.

I am strong
I am fierce
I am elusive
from the dark forces 
that intend to harm me.

I am blessed
with money and riches 
and a strong heart.
I am a tangible warrior
in the cloud of confusion
I lay doubts to rest
and ascend above frenemies
to a bright tomorrow.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Twisted fate and backhanded redemption

I don't want or need explanations.
The vast majority of my soul does not care.
It's not about accepting you for who you are because I don't really know you.
I do know your affect on me that has now dwindled.

You always had to be first
You insisted on it.
You always had to walk 3 steps faster.
When I became a distance runner
and exceeded the traditional path
of lineage my footsteps paced evenly to school yet beyond our linear plane

I was a star for two years
I worked to earn that reputation
It carried me into and through college
We went our separate ways for the most part
except that one time I visited you in college.

Things are different now
I live in Northern Minnesota
I don't need you or the annual games you forge with my family.
I don't really know you 
or who you are.

I understand you live the good life for good life's sake
Not caring for the poor or fringe society

I am long past college
I am in the forest with dreams of my own
and high expectations for my future.
I am a writer with a plan.
I must now forget you even try to exist
or genuinely care about anyone.

My second novel will be out in 30 days  "Split Rock Money Changers." by Janessa Hoffman aka Scarlet Risen.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Is indifference a synonym for hate?

I wrote this blog below seven years ago.  Luckily I was able to forget it the constructs of what caused it.Until recently, when another problem sprung up between me and my twin sister and the same person who seemed to be unaware people had other commitments.
The person this blog was about was only able to acknowledge one line in the blog--the line about the red necklace.  None of the rest of the passage was relevant to her because she either read it and agreed with it or read it and ignored it.  She also failed to respond directly to me at the Time I wrote it which would have been the appropriate avenue.

On July 21, My Twin sister was supposed to come to the 1978 Class reunion by 5 or 6 p.m. She was much later than that and people began asking me where she was.  I lost my phone outside and found it later on top of my car untouched.  I wasn't angry at WHERE she was but the fact that she flew home for the reunion and bailed.  I am forced to answer because she is my twin.  People who cared about my sister wanted to know her whereabouts.  My sister keeps mixing it up with the fact she was spending time with someone who never or rarely considers my feelings and thinks by sending a Christmas card once a year it is some grand overture to keep things at peace. Duh, I am not blind to people who have to lie and their explanations are weak.  I don't want phony excuses from anyone.  I don't even want visitors for the next 24 months.  I am going to either Milwaukee or London for a year.  People who keep bullshitting in life only end up fooling themselves.  Since my sister wants to be a missionary, why would she want to hang out with full fledged alcoholics anyway?  I'm not the one who said it.  The Bible says we are supposed to be around like minded people. Not people who brush us off and then make 30 minutes for us at the end of the trip.  My sister says it happens almost every trip but she still has some weird loyalty to this person. Drinking does impair the mind so maybe I should have some empathy.

If people are genuine and honest, I have no problem overlooking their shortcomings.  But please don't hide and pretend everything is just fine.  People of white privilege who live in fish bowls don't have to throw out crumbs. Crumbs are not acceptable.  If I have any hostility, it's because of all the times you were inconsiderate and rude.  You earned this title, not my response to it.  Don't stalk my page.  Look in the mirror and face your shortcomings.


I feel a sort of new freedom from someone who probably has not approved of me since the 11th grade when I began hanging around the running crowd. And were we ever really alike? I endured suffering these past few years by keeping the friendship intact. It was something you instinctively know without ever fully acknowledging it. For someone who has never take more than one emotional risk in her life and has personal/financial security that will never be in jeopardy, I can honestly say she will never have walked in my shoes. By having more money now, I don't have to be desparate. I don't need to cling to people who were never there for me to begin with and if they were, are long past those times. What is the face of the true Christian friend? Who can share and endure your struggles. This friend of mine has been closed off for years and her interests are more limited than jobs on Craig's list. I am not numb, I am no longer in pain. I am just free to love myself and not feel bad for her not caring about me. She was a good friend during the death of my daughter and resurrection of me. But I have to say, that knowing someone and caring about someone are two different things. I have known her for years, but she is not a reciprocal friend When exchanges are in essence a struggle and you feel wary of even communication it is time to bail. I won't get a tangible rebate for all the effort I have put into it. My son probably won't even get a high school graduation present. But a part of me is pissed off. The human side of me wants a rebate. Send me back that red heart necklace I sent you for graduation. You were phony to take it. Maybe the final payback will be her realizing that friendship takes effort and honesty, not just pre made responses you invented at the time of dialogue. I hope some day, my friend, you can crawl out that shell you invented for yourself 30 years ago and take a risk to understand true communication and the pain you have caused. Sianara.