General Kelly Seems to be Anything but a Leader

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General John Kelly misses no opportunity to prove that whatever skill-sets he must have had as a military commander, were not for him, transferable. Many others similarly qualified, have been able to adapt to new political positions and excelled there too. What could be the impediment to Gen. Kelly bringing fundamental principles of leadership to his responsibilities in the Trump White House.

Regardless of one’s political preferences, this we can agree on -Gen Kelly is serving neither the president, nor the country, well. Some see missteps. I don’t. I see an individual illsuited to the office of Chief of Staff to President Trump, that was given to him.

Gen. Kelly appears to have some confusion as to role definition and self definition.

Having sat contentedly, pleased to have the media say for him, what his job is, that being minder of an undisciplined president, he assumed that tag as his…

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General Kelly Seems to be Anything but a Leader

General John Kelly misses no opportunity to prove that whatever skill-sets he must have had as a military commander, were not for him, transferable. Many others similarly qualified, have been able to adapt to new political positions and excelled there too. What could be the impediment to Gen. Kelly bringing fundamental principles of leadership to his responsibilities in the Trump White House.

Regardless of one’s political preferences, this we can agree on -Gen Kelly is serving neither the president, nor the country, well. Some see missteps. I don’t. I see an individual illsuited to the office of Chief of Staff to President Trump, that was given to him.

Gen. Kelly appears to have some confusion as to role definition and self definition.

Having sat contentedly, pleased to have the media say for him, what his job is, that being minder of an undisciplined president, he assumed that tag as his unwritten job description.

Locked in that understanding, that misconception, what can possibly go right? Everything might go wrong if one appears to have responsibility with diffused authority. Now instead of having one erratic person to control, he has Hydras popping up where and whenever.

Regarding Gen. Kelly’s self definition that’s even worse. Integrity traded for bold obnoxiousness. Like his president, Gen. Kelly has proven to be an habitual, unapologetic, seemingly incorrigible liar. A pattern, so regular, our military officer corps would have had to work hard to not discover in his character.

Now a profile in disingenuity, Gen. Kelly mirrors a sulky disposition and an arrogance matched only by President Trump and V.P Pence.

Thanks for his services, but the current expectations of the office he holds, are unmet.

Leyland A.King, MS
May 12, 2018https://BlueGadfly.com

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I Used to Like Joy Reid of MSNBC

I Used to Like Joy Reid

By Leyland A. King, MS.

April 29, 2018

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First came the whispered rumors about statements, supposedly on their way to haunt and destroy Ms. Joy Reid and her professional standing. I swooned among shock, disbelief and grief. I remembered Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry and Tamron Hall. I waited for the worst outcome while struggling with the ‘what about when’ and ’ look over there’ , the fast becoming peculiarly American logic. But I liked Ms. Reid

I live in media world, 2018. While aware of that, I also confess that I eat. It’s that common. The media in America is so pervasive that if one chooses to shut them out, they are in fact voluntarily. A willing prisoner who refuses to leave.

People who populate our blue screens soon attach like family and we might become emotionally too close to them. So I used to like Ms. Joy Reid. Why, is professionally beside the point.

Ms. Reid and my family have very deep roots in Guyana, where I was born, and with that fantastic smile of hers, well I long ago surrendered myself to fandom.

On Saturday April 28, 2018, I occupied my usual comfort-place, with my usual breakfast tray, ready as usual to consume AM Joy. What a shocker! Breakfast interrupted. A classic, over the top example of contriteness, personal accountability, due respect and incredible honesty….. and she listened. She listened and shared about how conflicted she was about the way she had been experiencing the world. Her five brilliant LGBTQ guests collectively and uninhibitedly, bared their wounded souls, even as they expressed the hurt Ms. Reid’s words caused them. That particular show deserves a replay.

So here is why I used to like Ms Reid -because, now I absolutely love and respect her. Like has gone to a new level. It’s love, love, love.

That show of April 28, could not have been easy for anybody. Thank you, to all the people who made that possible.

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And What About Us?

I ask the above question on behalf of all the people who are teens and below. Those persons in the most optimistic phase of life. Those who have ideals they believe to be universal simply because those ideals are buttressed by what they know is ethically right. Look to history, stare it, and pray that by the time you’re bald, grey, plasticised or poisoned, your faith is strong enough to bar the early onset of pernicious cynicism.

According to the World Bank Development Indicators been, “Almost Half the world -over three billion people- live on less than $2.50 a day. At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. More than 80% of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening.”

According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.” http://www.globalissues.org They report that 20% of all humans generate 70% of the world’s income.

Why should this concern you? Because of this- it is morally and ethically reprehensible. It violates our highest ideals, and a neglect of our responsibilities. But that won’t move people to action. What would, is that the poor, the unhealthy and the ignorant have this incorrigible habit of moving, wandering and needing water, food and security. Plagues also migrate. It is in no ones interest to allow this deprivation.

Let’s flip the focus and take a look at what is considered as development. It’s all luxury and exclusively so. Hotels in space and undersea serve an ostentatious few. Are 90% of the world’s population destined to be serfs? It’s time to make a great noise asking, What About Us!

www.designboom.com/architecture/worlds-first-undersea-residence-conrad-maldives-rangali-island-04-27-2018/

Coming Soon: Something Just Right For You

Hello, my third book, Poetry of Life, lyrics and short stories is off the press. It is available at Amazon.com. Hope that you might have a look at it and leave a generous review. Thanks for your support.