Rockaway Park NY 11694 * January 1 2011 * * in the 39th year of the Society "For God Republic and Society
An out-of-the-ordinary judgment found place in Nassau County, State of New York, on November 5th 2010. It was a civil case following upon a previous criminal case. The plaintiff and her girl-friend rented an apartment in the defendant`s two-family house. The plaintiff slept in the apartment for the first time on August 30th 2008 and subsequently a friend of hers in attempting to change the batteries in the smoke detectors because they ‘beeped` discovered that the detectors were a decoy for video cameras. The defendant`s intention was to film the two girls dressing and undressing and view them in the coziness of his own home. The girls, who were both students at Hofstra University, Long Island, in their sophomore year, promptly left to live with their families.
Plainly it is hard to imagine a more prurient and disgusting case of Peeping Tom activities than this, where the defendant locked quietly away envisaged regaling himself with the sight of the two young ladies` naked bodies.
The defendant pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors including that of unlawful surveillance in District Court. He received three years` probation. However, the plaintiff wished to follow up this criminal case with a civil case in which she demanded damages due to feeling ‘horrible and violated` and so anxious she moved back to the parental home.
The first question is whether the issues involved in the second civil case were the same as the issues involved in the first criminal case. The judge ruled they were not. The first criminal case involved surreptitiously filming the plaintiff in the act of dressing and undressing but the second civil case involved claims relating to the defendant`s actions in inflicting emotional distress either by negligence or intentionally.
The infliction of emotional distress is clearly different to the issue of unlawful surveillance. The criminal case, therefore, did not of itself indicate that emotional damage was incurred and that therefore compensation should be paid.
Although most people would agree that the defendant`s conduct had been lewd, it would take a jury to define if his behavior had been ‘extreme and outrageous`, terms that would have to be defined in a jury trial. To show that the defendant caused severe emotional distress either intentionally or by means of negligence would also require a trial. Such distress did not need to be proven in the case of the criminal trial. The plaintiff, moreover, must prove she has sustained severe emotional distress and normally that will have to be supported by independent medical evidence.
Extrapolating from the whole case in order to make journalism of the foregoing, certain facts come to light fairly obviously. First, since when have we allowed perverts to install Peeping Tom devices in young girls` bedrooms? We really have sunk to the pits of moral deprivation to be satisfying our lusts in this fashion. Who, anyhow, is going to be sexually excited by taking a peak at ladies in their underwear? The whole thing is the product of a diseased mind in a diseased society.
Second, it seems that the young student in question wanted revenge and/or money in the form of damages. Although I have every sympathy with her as a victim of ‘a dirty old man`, I cannot see that her experiences will have traumatized her. With the lack of medical evidence to the contrary, I assume she had a fright but that nothing further happened. However, she was plainly out to make money out of the situation. Again, it says something of the ethics on which our society is based.
Reading through the papers pertaining to the trial, I am forced to conclude that I am glad I am not a lawyer. Arguments are not simple. No one appeals to right or wrong but only to the rule of law. Law is a hard and dry business. It is not law that society should be based upon but rather self-reliance, American values and a way of life worth living.
~ Geoff Jackson
I double humped round in roses
Charm some vision in a paper cup.
Old Orestes from a diamond moon
Rises from stained glass to find
No meaning beyond my movement.
But only when worlds collide
Will the silence of my Trojan Seas
Protect me from his desert sands.
I am now an o-as-is only
But dare drink my deeper waters
You last king in a sandman`s dust.
Drag your white skull beyond blind seas
That tumble dazed to you mono-eyed magic.
Go tell Neptune when the night is through.
Charm him, too, with your waxing and waning.
But you can`t catch me with those veiled half smiles.
Your borrowed brilliance exposes you.
I know your darker side.
Go charm some other star struck rhapsodist.
Each year the light is less.
We can barely see it now,
The faint necklace of
The Milky Way.
The old ones were wrong,
You know with their waxed fingers
Pointing up like abandoned adobe.
Yet you know better in your cubical gardens
And half moth-eaten moons,
You have arrived in
It may be time for Uncle Sam to reincarnate and shake things up - in Washington. For, the New World Order (NWO) Uncle Sam impostors, such as Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano, are showing their ugly faces - by their deeds.
Whatever happened to the Anglo-Indians?
Anglo-Indians were people in India of racially mixed descent. Originally called Eurasians, this pejorative term was discarded in favor of Anglo-Indian and defined as someone, who could trace his descent through the male line from a British ancestor but permanently resident in India. As early as the seventeenth century, the Portuguese were encouraging intermarriage with native women and in the early days Britain paid a sum of money to those British men marrying local women. Moreover, human nature being what it is and white women being scarce, intermarriage continued throughout the centuries of British rule.
However, Anglo-Indians were not deemed by the British to be on the same foot as themselves. They were ostracized and took lesser jobs. The British, resident in India, defined themselves as ‘domiciled` there, by which they meant that they had taken up temporary occupation and intended to leave on completion of their tour of duty. There were never very many of them. The Anglo-Indians, however, outnumbered the British by the mid-eighteenth century and resided in India permanently.
They formed a buffer between the British and the ‘natives`. Usually, they spoke good English, though often without the Oxford accent deemed necessary at the time and so were ridiculed. They were also highly sensitive to Indian sensibilities and shared Indian values. This cross-cultural population became important to the British Raj.
Many Anglo-Indians joined the Army in the nineteenth century. Their replacement by Moslems and Hindus in the mid-nineteenth century was probably a factor behind the Indian Mutiny, where the entire Army revolted because they were being culturally mismanaged by their British officers. Some famous Anglo-Indian regiments, however, were not disbanded such as The Khyber Rifles, The Shekowali Brigade and Skinner`s Horse. Indeed, descendants of Skinner are now to be found living in Australia.
The Anglo-Indians made a unique contribution to Indian national life. They served on the railways, in the postal service and in administration at all levels. They made a tremendous contribution to education. Generally, also, they were much better educated than the native Indians. It may also be said that the British, without accepting them as ‘white` promoted them within India and used them as a bridge between cultures.
In 1947, however, the British decamped from India and independence was declared. In the communal violence that followed, most Anglo-Indians were left unscathed and the main fury of terror and looting directed itself toward Moslems and Hindus with many Sikhs from the border state of the Punjab being displaced as well. Jammu and Kashmir is still left over as a bone of contention.
The Anglo-Indians, nonetheless, had lost the support of the colonial power. Many realized right away that this would mean the loss of jobs and economic position and others became aware that the shoe was pinching as time went on. I have not looked into what happened to the Anglo-Indians in India so much as how many left and where they left to. It may be surmised as is the case throughout history that they left their country because they saw poor prospects for themselves there and because they were attracted by a brighter, better future elsewhere. Generally, they emigrated to North America, Britain and the Commonwealth.
There were half a million Anglo-Indians in India at Independence and initially about 100,000 emigrated, mostly to Britain. In the 1960s, 50,000 left for Canada and 50,000 for Australia. Small numbers of Anglo-Indians have settled in New Zealand since the 1920s. Anglo-Indians were English-speaking and Christian and in Australia, at any rate, intermarriage between Anglo-Indians and Australians was high. We can say that this new group of people quickly integrated wherever they were. They were stable and conscientious workers with extended family ties. By and large, their settlement has been trouble-free. They were also India`s most emancipated, internationally oriented, westernized and democratic people.
In Australia, a majority of Indian-born migrants are Christian. Mostly, Anglo-Indians are Catholic or Anglican (corresponding to American Episcopalian) and in some parishes they form a majority of Church members. The men have a higher level of education than women but even so, women of Indian descent have more university degrees than the Australian average. Many Anglo-Indians have settled in and around Perth in Western Australia. High concentrations live in Sidney and Melbourne (New South Wales). Increasingly, most Indians participate in cultural and religious activities with other members of the community.
Unemployment among Indians is relatively low and they tend to be employed in more demanding professions. India`s High Level Committee on the Indian Diaspora concluded that there were 190,000 Indians in Australia or 1.02% of the total population. Twenty-two per cent are Anglo-Indians.
Probably, the main factor leading to the emigration of the Anglo-Indians was the removal of the privileged position they had held in employment following the withdrawal of the British. The majority of these left behind in India today mostly answer when surveyed that they would like to leave India. However, most middle-class Indians, particularly the young, would also like to leave India. Is this not understandable? Everyone wants to leave for somewhere where prospects are better and the future seems brighter. Anglo-Indians were not exactly driven out of India. They saw their position being eroded and the English language, a better economic position and better emigration possibilities from 1945 to 1960 afforded them the opportunity to leave. In some ways, they were like the Jews of Eastern Europe forced to live by their skills and their wits but the uprooting of the Jews was drastic, violent and barbarous and the Indian ‘Diaspora` took place in a more orderly fashion. Like the Jews, they took their wits and their skills with them. Unlike the Jews, they were never interested in their own national state and were largely, happily assimilating in the cultures they found themselves. The story of the Anglo-Indians in history has largely been a success story. Whatever happened to them? The wagon train rolled on.
~ Geoff Jackson
In the wake of troubles in many of Britain`s former overseas possessions, the Society issued A MODEST PROPOSAL to restore the British Empire so that the locals would no longer have to worry about government at which they have done so poorly and could cheerfully look forward to occasions on which they would perform in native costume at tea time for His Excellency, The Royal Governor.
Susan Marie Davniero:
Turn a calendar page
To the next stage
Passing day grew
From old to new
Night closes to morn
Awaken a new year born
The old fades away
A new year today
Shedding a tear
It`s a New Year!
ANDY MARTIN EXPLAINS WHY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HAS ABANDONED THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WHO MADE HIM A "SUN GOD" MARTIN SAYS IT WAS AND IS LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WHO WERE NEVER OPEN TO COMPROMISE ON TAX POLICY OBAMA HAS DELIVERED THE "POLITICAL HEMLOCK" TO LIBERAL DEMOCRATS; WILL THEY DRINK IT? ANDY MARTIN`S 2008 PREDICTION HAS COME TRUE: DEMOCRATS ELECTED A "LIBERAL REPUBLICAN" AS PRESIDENT
(NEW YORK)(December 8, 2010) In the wake of the November election Obama has finally had to act like a president, not a sun god. And the Democratic Party`s left is in frenzy. The last thing the Democrats wanted was a mere "president." They thought they had elected a liberal dictator.
Yesterday someone from Harvard called Obama an "alien mediator" with "little experience" in leadership. "Alien?" "Little experience?" Those are not kind words: But Obama`s "Et tu, Brute" moment may have arrived with a bitter attack posted yesterday by an Illinois liberal. It was Illinois liberals, after all, that originally gave us Obama-the-Myth and papered-over Obama-the-Man.
Ellen Gill is a leftist blogger in the north suburbs, and she posted a guest blog by Lee Goodman, a NorthShore liberal. Lee Goodman is a former congressional candidate in the liberal 10th congressional district. I have added own annotations to Mr. Goodman`s cri-de-coeur; mine are the capital letters. Where does Obama go from here? He has become abandoned by his own party. Who will become the liberal "David" that will slay "Obama-the-Goliath" in 2012? It`s not clear right now [Hillary Clinton, anyone?]. Democrats elected a liberal Republican in 2008, only they didn`t realize it at the time. Obama may have truly become a "man without a party."
Obama is pursuing George Bush`s policy in Iraq, and has doubled down on Bush`s approach in Afghanistan and he is getting ready to teach the Chinese a lesson. He has now adopted the "Bush tax cuts" as Obama`s own. Obama has done more to resurrect and rehabilitate George Bush`s reputation than any Republican.
How can liberals run against "Bush tax cuts" in 2012 after adopting them as their own in 2010? What`s next? A "Mission Accomplished" sign for the White House? Is Obama going to a Charley Crist and bolt the Democrats to run as an Independent? Or will he take on the mantle of becoming the Republican candidate for president in 2012? Or just retire and cash in financially, à la Bill Clinton? As always, I will be fighting to find the facts, and trying to tell the truth. In the meantime, buy a copy (there are a few left) of my book Obama: The Man Behind the Mask, still available from the publisher. It was all there, way back in 2008. I told you so. My book is still all you need to know about Barack Obama. Yes, I knew Barry way back when. When he was still a man, not a god. The "Chicago Obama."
Obama the Sun God, R. I. P.
Dr. Charles Frederickson
C FREDRICKSON: DIGNITY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE
Dignity involves the earning or expectation of self-esteem, the quality of being worthy of respect. Asia`s elite, very special athletes, proudly training for the Asian Para Games, deserve our full emotional encouragement and financial support. These dedicated national representatives aptly demonstrate the importance of dignity in one`s behavioral conduct as well as how a truly dignified sportsmanship can become a role-model for others to emulate. Remain mindful of Aristotle`s admonishment: `Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them." 5 D`s to be instilled: Decorum, Determination, Discipline, Distinction, Dynamism. Dare to fail, but do so with Dignity. Our compassionate global family must recognize the need to protect, preserve and promote the well-being, human rights and fundamental freedoms of persons with disabilities, while facilitating possibilities for increased equalization of constitutionally guaranteed opportunities. We must join together to create jobs which maintain sustainable livelihoods by, for and with persons with disabilities, ensuring full and effective participation in economic, social, cultural and political life to achieve an accepting, tolerant eco-environment for everyone. As a consequence of ignorance, apathy or indifferent care-givers, past half-hearted shortfalls should be replaced with wholehearted support by endorsing progressive advances, particularly in information technology, to facilitate a greater range of self-help options. Let`s emphasize strengths not weaknesses, cooperation rather than competition, unity of purpose, not self-serving divisiveness, by accepting the challenge to restore the ability to Laugh, Learn, Listen, Look, Love and enjoy Life for one and all.
~ Dr. Charles Frederickson
Dr Kelley Jean White
I`m even grateful for winter.
snow all night--
my world is
birth certificate: date. Weight,
Above my head
Scratched into the thick bark
What creature`s claws?
cement dinghy beached—
a planter for fake flowers
beside the macadam drive
Hunter`s Moon shining
Through the belfry
the sun grows brighter
than my candle
Due at work before dawn
It takes two alarm clocks
To get me up
First weekend this year
without a murder
And now the NRA
challenges tight new
Philadelphia gun laws.
Friday night pizza—
Burn scars along the baker`s arms
As he reaches into the oven.
Frost stars my window pane
Blue sky over
The abandoned church
In snowy branches
Flash of red and olive drab
The cardinal pair
the elk come to the barn for
their 6 o`clock feeding
Milk frozen into
white ribbons—breakfast on
Kelley J. White
ALL OUR KIDS