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

Kanye: Slavery Was A Choice (VIDEO)

I am stunned, not angry, just absolutely appalled. (See link below)

Judging Kanye West to be fool, is no news to many of us, so why idle there? Further, I already know that racism didn’t start with slavery and that slavery didn’t start with the Atlantic triangular trade in humans. But the recency, the scale, brutality and duration set the tragedy as the worst of human depravity. Ever! Yes, Kanye is undoubtedly a fool. But I’d rather focus on the brilliant, influencing fools, the ones who do every day just what Kanye displayed. Allen West, Ben Carson, Joe Clarke,Apostle Cleaver, and others, who have said and done the same ingratiating, self debasing prattle.

Successful rebellions in the colonies were put down by the military. No negotiations were permitted. A message of deterrence was vital. The first time Kanye and others see 4 to 5 hundred human heads rotting on poles, choice fast becomes ensuring that the damned plantation is profitable and the overseer, not just healthy, but not at all irritated.

So, carry-on, Kanyes of the world. Not knowing might be beneficial for you. Just stay very far from children.

Kanye: Slavery Was A Choice (VIDEO) http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw8cmPtDg

Al Jazeera English: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Colin Kaepernick wins Amnesty International top award | Al Jazeera English

Congratulations Colin Kaepernick, on your achievement and international recognition. You are an inspiration and will long be remembered for your sacrifice and tremendous courage. Thank you.

Someday a smart child somewhere in the world might be puzzled to find the reason why African Americans, who do so much for America’s prestige and advancement, are appreciated more overseas than at home.

Just three among many examples: President Obama was honoured and received the Nobel Peace Prize. The homeland chose two more reasons to dishonour him. One, that he is not really an American; two it was because the renowned body wanted to get back at President Bush. The absurdity astounds.

Blacklivesmatter earned international recognition for peace. The ceremony was held in Australia. What did the homeland do? Claimed that Blacklivesmatter is a terrorist threat and opened investigations on them. Some weren’t satisfied. The media settled for innuendos.

So, now it’s your turn, Colin. Trust America to come up with something discrediting, for no reason other than opposition to your audacity to protest blatant injustices in your own country.

Al Jazeera English: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Colin Kaepernick wins Amnesty International top award | Al Jazeera English. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw7K-5oTg