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Christmas reflects more than the politics of political spirit

Derek Joy

Derek Joy

Christmas reflects more than the politics of political spirit

By Derek Joy

Oh, yes. It is the holiday season.

Christmas. A time when Christians reflect on the birth of Christ and His influence on religion in the cycle of life on earth and beyond.

So, for the moment, let’s take a little journey to paint a picture to reflect that 360 degree circle of life.

And, presto, just like that Lucie Tondreau was knocked off her throne as the first Haitian American female mayor of the City of North Miami.  Not for malfeasance or misfeasance in office.

Tondreau met her waterloo when Federal Prosecutors Gera Peoples and Lois Foster-Steers won convictions in a trial. The prosecution’s case unraveled the sordid details of a lover’s triangle and bank fraud.

What a Christmas present! As if that isn’t a humdinger, try this for a cut above.

As Republicans enjoy the fruits of their labor at Christmas, You see Jeb Bush milking the publicity clock, toying around with making a concerted run for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee.  So, too, is Mitt Romney, who was defeated by President Barack Obama in 2012.

Bush, the son of Bush 41 (President George Herbert Walker Bush – 1988-1992) and brother of Bush 43 (George H. Bush – 2000-2008), was the first Republican elected to two consecutive terms as Florida’s governor. Gov. Rick Scott became the second two-term Florida governor.

Interesting thing about Bush and Romney. Bush is of the Catholic faith, having converted from the Episcopal Church. Romney is a practicing member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons).

No member of the Catholic Church has been elected President since John F. Kennedy in 1960. And no Mormon has ever been elected President. Well, now. . .

Could it be the reasoning of why either Bush or Romney wins or loses support of the American voters?  Should both lose, would that be grounds for either to sue the American public like Republicans continuously threaten to sue President Barack Obama?

Hence, the question begging an answer is:  What will Republicans do now that President Obama has taken steps to normalize relations with Cuba?  The President engineered that diplomatic agenda in the process of getting Americans imprisoned in Cuba, while releasing Cuban spies/terrorists imprisoned in America.

Sure, Republicans can holler about Raul Castro, like his ailing brother, Fidel, before him, are cruel dictators who perpetrate injustice against its dissenting citizenry.

True. The pot can’t talk about the kettle. Both are Black. Look at institutional racism and discrimination in American government. Republicans and Democrats are both culpable.

White cops routinely kill Black Americans – many unarmed, most are young – with impunity. It was made easier in Florida for police and people in general to kill with impunity when Jeb Bush ramrodded legislation granting a license to kill in the “Stand Your Ground Law.”

There they are. Living in a glass house and throwing stones.  And that’s just one of the many lessons that Christ taught the faithful to live by.

Consider it all while you and yours enjoy a very Merry Christmas!!!


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