NO PEACE ON EARTH?
Published October 20, 2023
We are closing in on
the Christian holiday of Christmas and the message for Christmas
is: "PEACE ON EARTH AND GOOD WILL TOWARDS MEN" --
so says the Bible. But this will not be the case this year!
years, under President Trump, the world was “reasonable”
peaceful after ISIS was defeated. But then our government in
Washington changed and the world quickly went up in flames.
with the shameful retreat from Afghanistan, the times of peace
quickly ended. Then came Putin’s attempt to conquer the Ukraine,
a war that is still raging in the middle of Europe – a war that
goes on and on with no end in sight -- with lots of civilian
that wasn’t enough bloodshed we saw the terror attack on Israel
by HAMAS, a ruthless terror organization. More than 1300
people were butchered, many innocent women and children – not
only Israelis, but as well US citizens and other foreign
nationals. Unlike the war in Ukraine this is not a war, this is
HAMAS is a terror-organization that governs
the Gaza strip, an area of Palestine with a population of more
than 2 million. Their declared goal: To destroy the State of
many of our young folks wouldn’t demonstrate in favor of HAMAS
if they would know all the facts. Or do they think that it’s
totally alright to butcher more than 1300 innocent people in a
terror attack – among them 30 US-citizens? Israel surely has the
right to retaliate – and we all have to understand that these
terrorists are not only threatening Israel, but the whole
Western world – with all “infidels” their declared enemies.
military action the civilians will suffer – and will be victims
of a war they may not have wanted or were even part of. Remember
1944 – the Allied air-raid on Dresden that killed about 25,000
civilians? And definitely not all of these civilians were Nazis.
government seems to have forgotten that you create peace by
strength. History has shown that strength deters enemies from
starting wars – something totally ignored by Biden and the other
folks in charge. They have let our enemies know that they think
it’s more important to discuss gender and abortion issues than
creating a strong military. That empowers enemies to test the
resolve of a country and we see the results daily in the news.
so-called “education system” fails to teach our kids history and
in my opinion that’s the reason why young people often don’t
understand what is going on and demonstrate for the wrong cause.
Our “educators” have obviously forgotten the old saying: “History
repeats itself”! Or why are we making the same mistakes
other strong nations have made in the past?
Remember the Roman Empire? A strong
military made them the powerhouse Europe and North Africa – an
empire that fell apart when the leadership was more interested
in sex and
debauchery than in military strength.
In my opinion our
government is partially to blame for all the world-wide problems
we can watch in the daily news.
Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking