Monday, June 20, 2011


Below are two examples of leadership.  First is a Republican NY Senator.  He decides he has had enough of having to go along to get along and just does what in his mind is the the right thing.  The issue here is not gay marriage - the issue is leadership - having the courage to just say "enough of the nonsense - enough with the obstructionism."

The second is that of a young man I have profiled in the past.  This young man knows more about leadership and courage than Mayor Martinez, County Judge Cascos or President Obama will ever know.  These three thrive on go along to get along.

This country is dying a slow economic death.  Until we have a leader either locally or nationally we are going no where.  President Obama lacked the courage to sue over the abusive use of the filibuster by the Republicans.  It has gone from a procedural mechanism to extend debate and delay a vote, to changing the Constitution from a simple majority of 51 to 60 to get anything done in the Senate.  Constitutional scholars offered to back the president in his challenge and he said no - not interested.  The Dream Act died because of his acts.  He was forced to extend the Bush tax cuts.  He was force to abandon the key part of his healthcare reform in favor of the Republican demand we be forced to buy private health insurance.  The Republicans then sued claiming the mandate is unconstitutional.  I personally believe it is.  This country cannot afford the reelection of Obama, but we can less afford the election of any of the current Republican candidates.

Republican New York State Senator Roy McDonald:

"You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn't black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing. You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it. I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing.

I'm tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I'm trying to do the right thing, and that's where I'm going with this."


I have been wanting to do a post on "What does different mean?" for some time, but did not really have a medium for the story. I think this young man provides me the perfect opportunity to have this discussion.

This kid has the most amazing parents in the world. This young man of 5 years will do more to educated the world on the importance of acceptance than any live civil rights leader during our time. I am so proud of this young man and his parents - such incredible love - and yes I know, I will get posts expressing hate and ignorance - but it is not my problem - it is the poster's problem.

This young man has shown more integrity and courage by age 5 than Mayor Martinez, County Judge Cascos, or President Obama have done in their entire life.  He is not about being liked and going along to get along so he can move forward based on the social game which keeps people enslaved to ignorance.  He is about integrity and character.  He is courageous - He is a leader.

Here is my original post on the young man.


Anonymous said...

I'm all about doinfg what makes you happy but we live in cruel world. This boys parents should not blame anyone but themselves if the boy gets picked on or worse at school. Taking him out in public dressed like that is just asking for for trouble.

BobbyWC said...

What do you think is worse - being teased - which we all are - or being emotionally destroyed by your parents when they tell you something is wrong with you. We know which is worse - the abuse kids end up on he street like Ernesto Martinez. This boy will be teased. He will learn who his true friends are - he will learn to love himself for who he is - I guess you see that as bad parenting

Anonymous said...

I believe the parents of this young boy could have done it in a diffrent way. How many cases have we heard of that kids commiting suicide after being bullyed on because of thier sexual orientation? I personally would prefer to let him wear dresses at home and hope he would grow out of it. If he choose to do it when he was older, would be his choice but as a such a young age the parents have the responsobility to make decisions for him. It is my opinion that they are going about it in the wrong way. I hope i'm wrong, but kids are very cruel and parents are not around to protect him all theb time.