By Jan Bergemann

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!


For four 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.


Starting 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 casulties.


And if 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 straight terror!  


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 Israel!


Maybe 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.


In any 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.


Our 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.


Our 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.

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Jan Bergemann

Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice, Florida 's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group. CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in community  

associations. He moved to Florida 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 Tallahassee - finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.


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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 in Florida !

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