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March 10, 2017

The Killing Fields – Trump Style!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

I remember again and again the phrase “the horror, the horror” in Joseph Conrad’s book The Heart of Darkness … Is that heart or should it be plural – hearts – what now leads this nation … Is that who President Trump is and what the current GOP is all about? Evidence seems to indicate the answer is a definitive YES!

One might think the title I decided on for this essay – The Killing Fields – is a bit of hyperbole however there has now been Executive Orders by President Trump as well as Republican Congressional Bills and attempted rescission of other laws that in fact will destroy lives – possibly leading to death in more then a few cases. Not much better than actual ending of a life are those decisions that will so affect health, education, housing, environmental factors and employment protection that life quality and viable years will be destroyed for a great many citizens of the United States – even having international dire consequences in certain circumstances.

 

Women, the LGBT community, seniors, children, people suffering from both physical and mental health issues, those disenfranchised by poverty and disabilities, immigrants and anyone else with serious life challenges are all at risk from the ideas and plans that President Trump has begun to put into place since his January 2017 Inauguration. I find it difficult to create a hierarchy for concern – the troubling daily life situations along with the growing Constitutional crisis the Trump Administration has presented are mind boggling … None the less nothing can be set aside when contemplating the importance and real damage this Presidency and the GOP majority lead Congress brings to our nation. Are not the evisceration of the EPA, school lunch programs, educational initiatives, women’s reproductive rights, laws protecting minorities and members of the LGBT community all equally a matter of concern that there is a turning back of progress? Isn’t immigration policy based on religion, pretense that racism no longer necessitates civil rights laws reason to fear the lessening of that which differentiates our country from those where ideology rules? Obviously the answer to these questions is yes – now what to do about the Trump/GOP agenda becomes the important topic for discussion and issues demanding intelligent and diligent focus by those of us willing to honestly face the difficult task at hand – that being no less then the saving of democracy and the values we in 2017 who want decency and equality for all people hold dear!

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May 29, 2014

Update Opinion: Snowden Does PR Tour!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

snowdenSilly me to think a high school drop out, narcissistic and brazen interloper would never REALLY have access to our important government’s information. Well of course, we all now know that is exactly the case due to Edward Snowden having absconded with USA National Security secrets. Now this misanthrope somehow thought it his duty and right to “out” the United States for its wrong doings and overreaches concerning our nations data keeping. While yes, there seems much to be concerned about considering the post 9/11 Patriot Act and such that allows entire seizing without warrants of our phone records and emails, trust me, Snowden is not the one to guide and protect we the citizens of this Democracy toward an open and free society. Nope – not nearly the person who without self interest would give voice to the immediate concern of a “big brother” government where our privacy and rights might be decimated.

Seems Mr. Snowden deliberately sought employment at our National Security Agency for the express purpose of being some sort of freedom information crusader – that alone must give pause for his REAL motivation, not to mention psychological stability. My main concern is how the hell this non degree, no formal education and probably psychopath got hired in the first place – other than that I worry that the REAL problem at hand of too much government seized information about we the citizens will now not be addressed with the seriousness and formality required. Dear G-d, almost seems conspiratorial … now if any of my readers tend toward that constant “they are plotting against us” attitude, I do not REALLY think the government conspired to have idiot Snowden look the fool so as to have partisan politics busied with him and not review the REAL problem evolving. The pejorative problem to act on is that modern technology has made it far too easy for person and institution alike to have purview over others sensitive documents  – this must not be tolerated by any of us – that must be issue for openness and juris prudence now.

Final analysis is that I do believe Snowden must be prosecuted, just as I am personally determined to successfully sue and have prosecuted the individuals who have attempted access to my/my husband’s information and thought it their right to share often bogus facts on social media. I also want a learned and studied review and if needed legislation, that REALLY protects us all – the people and the nation. In that sense, maybe the dialogue Snowden created can and will be the only positive legacy this less than stellar United States rogue citizen can hope for in the tomes of history!

 

November 6, 2013

The Apology Fallacy!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

apologiesSorry, Sorry, Sorry …” they say or maybe not but either way to what REAL extent do those words – in response to that which is now a fait accompli – REALLY matter? Often feigned, forced and certainly frequently insincere the idea of an apology is futile unless and until supported by REAL and concrete actions … in fact no REAL benefit occurs to perpetrator nor victim from a “falling on ones sword” admittance of wrongdoing in circumstances where no further representation of remorse is present. Unless – now you dear readers just knew I had an exception in mind – the evil doer has integrated as REAL fact that which he or she is guilty of and as such no longer remains convinced of their innocence. Projection, denial or nothing more than deliberated deceit nullifies the guilty parties ability to comprehend and rectify through productive effort that sin for which an apology is and should only be the beginning. Rendered worthless are the words used to express emotion supposed as awareness for the slight, egregious act or crime. What alternative exist one might ask to demonstrate error of behavior toward ones fellow besides apology? Possibly the biblical eternal question of right and wrong, deed and action or neglect shall never be REALLY answered – the trials and errors of we humans now regulated by laws and standards are the only viable current solution available but we need to examine the nuances save the proliferation of subterfuge the allows the dishonest to prevail.

The Apology is Plato’s version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 B.C. against the charges of corrupting the young, and not believing in the gods in whom the city believes. So in this ancient and historical text we find a defense motive – still often used by defendants as part of the plea phase as they hope for Judge and jury to believe their remorseful feelings for that crime they stand now convicted of. Socrates says that the old charges stemmed from years of gossip and prejudice against him and hence were difficult to address. Are not most of us – certainly those of you my frequent readers or personally acquainted know to be my personal case as The Miscreants™ have lied and projected onto my husband and myself erroneous wrong doings – forced to deal with from haters and usurpers chargers originating in prejudicial gossip? Indeed confusing and quite troubling is the baleful insistence that predators – including my own nemesis – profess that it is we the victims who should be creating an apologetic forum. Such a suggestion has been made in relation to the last ten years [and more before that for my dear husband] of the criminal vandalism, theft, deceit, threats, harassment, slander, defamation and stalking myself and my family have experienced at the hands of my husband’s ex-wife, her three children and their cohort Michigan miscreants and recently their hometown friends. Only one example is when my husband’s ex-wife’s children criminally vandalized his home in Summer 2003 [we met and married a few moths later]; the police present who I later became well acquainted with said in interviewing them no remorse was evident and needless to say no apology was ever forthcoming. Law enforcement, attorneys and mental health professionals advising us on upcoming litigation against these individuals and possible criminal charges, explain that this is surely indicative of sociopaths behavior. I have likened this to catching a child with hand in cookie jar and they then being angry at us the parent discovering their bad behavior … my husband and I refused to accept their fallacious behavior and instead decided to expose REAL truths of our sworn enemies – causing them to deny and invent faux alternative scenarios and justifications. Thinking I would find shameful that which I acknowledged [only the true parts] in my own life story – they became so frustrated as to actually commit REAL crimes and now allow us to seek financial rewards for damages. Do I or any of my advisers believe these miscreants and misanthropes will ever offer a sincere apology?  Well truth be told – only if whatever attorney they manage to hire for upcoming lawsuits and possible trials, insist they do as part of an agreement. Obviously this falls quite neatly into the category of an apologetic fallacy – agree?

We have all seen the politician caught in a scandalous love affair give his or her public apology of wrong doing and plea for forgiveness by spouse, family and constituents. Trust me as one who has a publicist for years, while possibly heartfelt, it is still at the recommendation of the professionals employed to guide image and make better the now scarred image of that public figure. So often those in place of power are forced into an apologetic posture that means little if anything about the true matter at hand … to initiate and sustain a difference in behavior, to rectify and make whole that which was destroyed is the REAL goal that must be present if sincere and righteousness of character is in mind. My Jewish faith is quite clear on there being no REAL external guidance more important than the intrinsic motivation that directs one by G-d to do well, make complete and live as if improved toward those wronged as the REAL and hopefully sustainable path. History is carpeted with tale and woe of those professing apology for deed and thought – to what end have these admittance of ill behavior and asking for forgiveness been documented? Is not the REAL glorified lesson learned examples from individuals who sought to correct their ways and in realization of that which caused damage or hurt, is not the end resulting blessed us with something much more valuable than the “I am sorry …” words?

P.S. In my upcoming memoir, Heiress Mommy… A Modern Super Woman Life! and follow-up, Life Journey of Heiress Mommy! every REAL detail of how owning, as I have, ones REAL life narrative frees you from the fallacy of apology, for a life REALLY well lived is without such need!!!

October 5, 2013

Ted Cruz, Tea Party and Miscreants

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

Shutdown2013I woke during the budget debate to hear Senator Ted Cruz reciting from Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham  book … his voice obviously strained after hours of his non stop talking filibuster repeated, “Sam I am …”. Oh my I thought, now this dreadful and self serving politician was sullying the good name of a prolific and philosophical children’s author. More important of course was senator Cruz attempt to derail the already decided by the Supreme Court as constitutional Obamacare program or as the law is titled, Affordable Care Act. Well fortunately the GOP and extremist Tea Party diatribe did not work – as of October 1st, 2013 Obamacare was open for business but tragically they did manage to shut down the United States government,

At midnight on 1 October 2013 the Federal Government of the United States of America shut down for the first time in over two decades and the ramifications are REAL and tangible, Citizens furloughed from their government jobs – bills unpaid and businesses without those customers will begin to erode Main Street’s recovery. Financial markets both national and international becoming reticent to invest can stop growth and stability of economic structures throughout the world. All this and more so that extremist politicians can give “red meat” speeches to their radical base – soothing the imaginary fears that some in our nation have concerning President Obama or can one say the deep seated hateful prejudicial hyperbole some demonstrate? No matter the impetus – there is no REAL scholarship to the current reasoning that caused this 2013 government shut down. The action was no more than a pedantic attempt at political posturing and this is almost treasonous considering the REAL damage caused.

So now I come to The Miscreants™ comparison. My regular readers and personal circles know only too well that these nemesis have delusional protestations concerning  their own REAL harassment, threats, etc. to myself, my husband and even our babies. Simple timelines and documentation REAL legal proof of their actions against us and now they even deny the legitimacy of my attorneys letters to them.  Mentally ill perhaps? Still the current extremist GOP and Tea Party are similar in that they insist on falsifying the reality of the situation and hence make impossible any than other forceful and determinant push back to merely make safe the status quo. Neither the continually at  times criminal behavior, others times disturbing pathological construct of my and my husband’s enemies or the political factions disrupting our government are to be taken with other than serious consideration. All seek destruction even in light of it causing their own public ridicule and in my case also their possible incarceration and loss of material means through lawsuits we are seeking against them. Why one ask would any persons create deliberately a scenario where they are thwarted at every turn – to be eventually even more marginalized than they already are? Many answers exist but the REAL truth is for my enemies and the enemies of this nation, the final result will surely be their demise through their own actions. It seems apparent that even the most staunch supporter of the GOP has now turned away as the REAL truth of motivation is exposed – so too for The Miscreants™ as they are shown through Court cases and accompanying news articles, my books, blog, etc. to be the loathsome creatures they REALLY are. In fact, ironically it is mostly their nearly illiterate and manic words and actions that have reasoned persons seeing the REAL truth of their damaged and evil character. So you see the personal is indeed the general here – the goal is to expose, defeat and defend against the enemies at your or America’s gate.

For my own story it was that others wanted control and determination of my and my husband’s life – that which was none of their business and certainly a envy of almost insane levels they had toward our life and achievements. They choose lies, deceit, harassment, slander, defamation and more as vehicle to defeat us … when we responded and used REAL legal means to protect ourselves, that too caused them more denial of reality. All this so akin to how the GOP extremist respond to the reality of what is REAL law. The subterfuge demands attention – for us it is these ridiculous persons stating we began the attack, when indeed it was our home criminally vandalized in 2003, my husband wished dead on the phone, threatening voicemails and emails, Facebook threats and lurking/staking, our names being slandered on social media, my husband and I being lied about concerning other issues, etc, etc, etc, As with the GOP, the pretense in light of REAL evidence as to the reality of who and what is to blame makes our enemies and the administration’s opposition look quite guilty of no less than extreme personality disorders and illegal criminal behavior.  All denying reality – our nemesis insisting babies, attorneys, book deals and more not REAL and the GOP insisting Obamacare not the REAL law makes any logically reproach impossible.  The comparisons are stunning in reference to how we and the Administration legitimatized the situation  – my dear husband legally took my last name, legally disowned and disinherited all the referenced enemies, sent a multiple page letter to his ex-wife’s attorney describing his disdain for her, her children and so called friends, plus he addressed all the REAL facts being denied  – add to this my own attorney having sent a detailed warning letter and the denial of these individuals is frightening.  Recently these people actually traveled to vacation – admitted on Facebook by one singularly in response to my and my husband’s defense of ourselves; they spent the entire weekend posting troublesome and even legally actionable photos and remarks. The GOP today is no different – they deny ACA is legitimate, they refuse to adhere to REAL standards concerning conduct and they too lie to profess as REAL their own disjuncture. My husband and I remain vigilant and will never retreat – likewise, those of us no matter political affiliation who care deeply for decency and the REAL worth of America must stand valiantly and with strength against the usurpers of truth !

P.S. In my soon book, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and recently decided more full and detailed 2nd book, Life Journey of Heiress Mommy all the REAL details, documentation of my life and the actions of our enemies – shall we say their REAL life story will be shared. Recently one bragged that she learned from me to save all my responses on social media about her, her family and so called friends. Great I say because all I write is 100% true, non threatening and the timeline legal proof I only respond. Additionally, as my husband’s ex-wife already knows I and my attorneys write perfect subpoenas, I research everything, call and receive REAL data and background information to defend myself and my husband … and I ONLY do it as taught in law school – that is ONLY in response but never for that which is none of my business. Sound interesting my dear readers? Trust me that it is and more importantly my books will include things you will want to learn to protect yourself and your family in this age of internet stalkers and the from time began envious and dangerous enemies among us !!!

August 29, 2013

Syria REAL Crisis vs. Israel’s Foes

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

syriaOutrage, many and varied emotional and often visceral reactions, deep concern, speculation and more seem the tonality these days concerning the recent Syrian humanitarian crisis. Surely warranted and not a bit misplaced are any of these emotions considering the number of refugees, injured and dead; However is it too little, too late and more pointed is the question of who and when is the REAL responsibility to be directed toward?

I have been to the Middle East many times – often dismayed by the proximity of Syria and other nations to my beloved Israel. There it is on a hilltop that one views Syria overlooking the only democracy in that region – does that mean we Jewish Zionist are thrilled with the Assad regime? Of course the answer is no. Still a logical mind must conclude that the rebels are no friend of the United States nor Israel.

Seems recent chemical attacks on Syrian civilians have finally created the scenario where “crossing the red line” drawn by President Obama and the European Union demands action. Why that needed to get involved one must ask? Is this an excuse to proceed militarily against Assad the dictator or a shame game of we of good conscious must react against a tyrant? Either way innocence citizens are being killed – for some time now the slaughter and displacement has been known to the world as Syria’s civil war rages on.

The title of this blog essay says much – is the present rants by press and government officials to do something about Syria REAL or reactionary? After all Israel is falsely and routinely criticized for atrocities proven non existent. In fact, it is Israel who helped Syrian refugees over flowing in neighboring Turkey or Jordan  and those attacked by chemical weapons – yes we Jews rushing in to care for those possibly our mortal enemies.

So much of my writing has addressed the lie tellers, the misanthropes and those misrepresenting REAL truth – this is equally important for individuals as for nations. For is not the faux or exaggerating verbiage of singular persons against another as dangerous and destructive as that we are most likely seeing on the world stage? The undeniable answer is a firm yes!

P.S. In my memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and the follow up Life Journey of Heiress Mommy the REAL and detailed explanation of why issues like nuances of the haters is so important to me will be shared.

July 26, 2013

National Security or Dude Has Our Stuff ???

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

snowdenSilly me to think a high school drop out, narcissistic and brazen interloper would never REALLY have access to important government information. Well of course, we all now know that is exactly the case due to Edward Snowden having absconded with USA National Security secrets. Now this misanthrope somehow thought it his duty and right to “out” the United States for its wrong doings and overreaches concerning our nations data keeping. While yes, there seems much to be concerned about considering the post 9/11 Patriot Act and such that allows entire seizing without warrants of our phone records and emails, trust me, Snowden is not the one to guide and protect we the citizens of this Democracy toward an open and free society. Nope – not nearly the person who without self interest would give voice to the immediate concern of a “big brother” government where our privacy and rights might be decimated.

Seems Mr. Snowden deliberately sought employment at our National Security Agency for the express purpose of being some sort of freedom information crusader – that alone must give pause for his REAL motivation, not to mention psychological stability. My main concern is how the hell this non degree, no formal education and probably psychopath got hired in the first place – other than that I worry that the REAL problem at hand of too much government seized information about we the citizens will now not be addressed with the seriousness and formality required. Dear G-d, almost seems conspiratorial … now if any of my readers tend toward that constant “they are plotting against us” attitude, I do not REALLY think the government conspired to have idiot Snowden look the fool so as to have partisan politics busied with him and not review the REAL problem evolving. The pejorative problem to act on is that modern technology has made it far too easy for person and institution alike to have purview over others sensitive documents  – this must not be tolerated by any of us – that must be issue for openness and juris prudence now.

Final analysis is that I do believe Snowden must be prosecuted, just as I am personally determined to successfully sue and have prosecuted the individuals who have attempted access to my/my husband’s information and thought it their right to share often bogus facts on social media. I also want a learned and studied review and if needed legislation, that REALLY protects us all – the people and the nation. In that sense, maybe the dialogue Snowden created can and will be the only positive legacy this less than stellar United States rogue citizen can hope for in the tomes of history!

P.S. In my now REALLY soon memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and publisher decided follow-up Life Journey of Heiress Mommy many of the REAL personal reasons [often discussed in my blog essays] of why those who seem to erroneously believe one’s information is their right to share or even make-up, etc. will be part of my life’s work -yes, I and my husband are determined to use our education and some of our resources to create dialogue and even laws that will deny and prosecute The Miscreants™ among us !

June 18, 2013

My “Special Relationship” With Justice Scalia

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

scaliaNo – nothing like a romantic relationship involved and not even the REAL closeness that apparently Justice Clarence Thomas has formed with his almost always voting the same compatriot Justice Antonin Scalia. And yet, the conservative jurist and I REALLY do have a bond – the love of law over thuggery. Most Supreme Court findings of recent times find me – a born and bred Liberal in direct opposition to Scalia’s decisions. But what surprise of surprises gladdened my heart when just this week he voted with the more Liberal justices to strike down Arizona’s draconian voter registration law. The prior week all nine SCOTUS members voted against private companies owning DNA – basically saying no private company can patent genes. While nuanced and I as a confirmed capitalist think might be an overreach, considering business should be allowed to profit for their effort and likewise fund research and development that benefit all, this too presents a true and REAL comfort that Justice Scalia [at least at times] cares more for the legal system of this great nation then his right leaning ideologue friends.

If my attempt at clever quip concerning Justice Scalia seems irreverent – trust me that is not the case. I grew up in a family and hope to do the same with my own children where dinner topics included issues involving the highest court in the land, among many other rather erudite and complex matters. My political parents instructed that the most important deciding factor as to who one should vote for to be President [besides, of course, being a Democrat] was who that person would place on the sempiternal defining role in our Supreme Court. Hence even before studying law myself, my conversation often entailed respectful animadversion of jurist on every level. The role of judges is almost unprecedented and unequal in importance and purview – we rise and fall as a civilized nation on their dictates and decisions.

In conclusion, I readily admit to being a bit o a geek – I actually enjoy reading entire SCOTUS Court decisions. REALLY not shocking as I the last of three adored children – the only much prayed for daughter, born on my beloved Father’s March 5th birthday – was told by my civil rights activist Father that besides the year he married my Mother, 1954 was the best year of his life. Why you Ask? It was the year of my birth and just a few months later a Supreme Court case my Father had worked toward and supported was decided correctly. In May 1954 Brown v. Board of Education – this landmark United States Supreme Court case declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. Wonderful I am sure you agree that my amazing parents cared so deeply about not just that their children got a good education but all of Americas children as well. Good thing Daddy did not name me Brown in honor of this seminal historic event. Anyway, hoping everyone will read my memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! to know all the REAL details of my REALLY interesting journey – with all things legal and more!

June 4, 2013

Lucky Feminist Me !!!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

MRS_NWHMSomewhat difficult to determine all the reasons why – the blessing of good fortune, happenstance, circumstance, right place at right time or just possibly what I reap, I have sown scenario but the men in my life are feminist. Yes my darling readers either REAL feminist or at the very least respectful of my being one. Come to think of it, the men that I feel the most closeness to allow for the full scope of who I REALLY am – at times completely in charge, other moments very much in need of support, still others where – well not often – I throw myself into their arms [real and theoretically] for protection and directive oversight. Best of all worlds is what I seem to have. Asking why or how moi got so damn lucky? Hmm … probably a combination of there being no other option, a bit of plain old luck and putting out there that which I expect to get back.

Please do not think this post is going to be another blah, blah, blah tutorial others of my ilk often write in an effort to dictate the life plan of women and their guys – nope, it is my REAL and honest descriptive self analysis and a portion of my own  hopefully inspiring life story, along with what else is relevant in historical and current terms, that will somehow help the ladies and gents reading this get to that perfect balance where REAL respect is achieved. Here is an aside – both myself and my REALLY feminist husband, who if you read me regularly or know us personally, are aware legally took my last name and agreed to have our children do the same – are angry about the state of women here in the great U.S.A. and around the world. In her new novel The Woman Upstairs [a MUST read], Claire Messud writes about “the furies” – that being simply the furious tone we women should have concerning the still oppressive and often dismissive attitudes toward us despite education, earning capacity and such. Pissed off is what her main character is and hubby and I think most women should be – if not about ones own individual circumstance, then toward the other women less fortunate and certainly undeniably oppressed status to various degrees. We women are far too often the worst enemy of ourselves and others of our gender – less supportive of another woman is much too usual the posture seen in the work place, politics and community. Is it jealousy or fear? Not sure exactly but the lack of REAL connective and unified presentation against misogynistic attitudes is daunting to me. Of course, there are the absolutely amazing efforts by women to continue that which my beloved feminist Mother’s generation began … Still fighting to pass Equal Rights Amendment here in U.S.A., working for decent wages and health care here and around the world for women and girls, those striving to elect more American women to political office and even to get the National Women’s History Museum finally built in Washington D.C. – to name just a few of the ongoing and long sought after items involving women. Additionally, there are famous and well placed women attempting to enlighten and raise not only awareness but funds to help our gender – just this past weekend Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna and other entertainers performed and sponsored the Chime for Change event in London to raise the consciousness of the world through song about justice, health and education for girls and women everywhere. All in all there is a REAL effort but we gals need more definitive action by everyone to get it right – to the place where gender REALLY does not matter any longer.

Being our own worst enemy surely applies to women’s current problems – if you want it all, then do it all – that is if like myself, fortune has smiled on you through education, etc.. There are our sisters with no REAL choice … place of birth and other factors rendering them incapable of having choices and so the rest of us must step up and do it – yes, make not only our circumstances and successes doable but be sure legislation here and government actions around the world insure the well being of all women. Dear G-d … when I hear women spout nonsensical things like “I am not a feminist – I love taking care of my husband and children” – well me too and he for I but that does not in any way excuse ignoring the REAL problems of women being denied choices in all areas of life and without any equivocation does not pass for reason to claim ignorance about the growing apparent recognition of things like sexual assaults in the United States military and more similar ongoing egregious actions against women. Listen folks, I bake, I love my family, I am a bit of a high maintenance Princess type but I also handle business and finance for my family and often friends, I am involved in politics, am a writer, athletic type and many more things but what I am not is foolish enough to allow society to define me – then why would I ever allow that to be the case for another women? I ask the ladies reading this to remember that all are affected by laws and tenor of community – her today babe, you and your daughter tomorrow in an oppressive world. To the guys reading this, my hubby is a REAL man who is not afraid to look after the homestead quite well, being a researcher and brilliant writer while doing so – and when someone offends or attacks his woman [me] he is a lion defender of his brood – no question about his manhood, trust me on that. What matter is it if man or woman does this or that task – we are each the better for the others accomplishment and only by working in unison will a family, community, country and the world get better, healthy and more equal for all!

P.S. In my memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life!  many details about my late Mother’s feminism will be shared – how she told me it began as her personal outlook on life, etc.. For now please take a look at the picture connected to this blog – it is a dedication that my husband and I are endowing for her at the National Women’s History Museum, which I hope you all will consider making at least a small contribution in honor of a woman you REALLY love and visiting once open.

June 2, 2013

My Daddy’s Romance with Environmentalist Rachel Carson

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

rachel-carson-silent-springMy dear erudite, brilliant, activist Father was crazy about environmentalist Rachel Carson – a REAL crush in my opinion is what Daddy had for this forerunner in the filed of conservation. Therefore it was not odd that at twelve years old one of the books he insisted I read and then, as was par for our family structure, we discuss was her iconic book, “Silent Spring“. Well dear readers, Rachel Carson had no idea how REALLY dangerous the manipulation for evil and lack of concentration of biodiversity would become with the current ever growing advancement in technology. Now if you are a Luddite reading this, just take a deep breath and proceed with an open mind for REAL and honest dialogue must – absolutely must – be continued on issues of the lessening of species, crops and biological diversity on this planet; likewise there must be applied efforts to maintain and yes, control both man-made and natural destruction of our varied ecosystem if we are to survive. Not hyperbole but REAL and serious documented factual reality – there is a terrible problem that we humans need to address immediately and no slanted nor political viewpoint should be allowed to dictate the direction we take.

Something called the “conservation of variety” was a prevalent and definitive focus during the Cold War between U.S.A. and the Soviet Union.  In his New York Times op-ed, Ecology Lessons From the Cold War, Jacob Darwin Hamblin discussed that it was nothing short of than a strategy for human survival that made necessary scientific investigations and planning should the worse case scenario occur – the frighteningly titled “Mutually Assured Destruction.  The Cold War [mostly] over but oh my, the REAL war to save the world’s ecological diverse stability is ever growing and I assure you, none of us – no one – will win unless all of us get involved now. Saving whales or pandas, a rare fish – yes that too but crops, water systems and every damn contingency or sub system as well has to be protected and even morphed into a stronger lineage if so determined in order to be able to withstand environmental changes. What choice is there? Does any one REALLY believe G-d wants us to just go along, to get along? Well, tell me please because that is an insane attitude and my Jewish faith demands care taking of this gloried nature that the L-rd granted us purview over. If your own faith suggests destruction for an entry into nirvana – I want you to be REALLY quiet because otherwise someone will  – no make that someone must – get you mental health treatment asap or incarcerate you to be sure you do no harm to the rest of us. Yes, I know what you must be thinking – something like, “OMG Tereza, that is so extreme!”. You betcha because the ignorant among us are causing delay and defunding for REALLY necessary scientific research and development to save us now and future generations. I say if anyone disagrees and wants the so called “end of days” sped up – go for it – I mean take your single life out of the equation asap and leave the rest of us to do REALLY what G-d wanted and that is save his beloved creation. This is an ethical and moral imperative and not a philosophical ideal my friends and you will be deemed guilty of complicity if any less than supporting environmental preservation is your life choice!

P.S. In my book, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! there will be details on my late Father’s early environmental activism and the irony that sadly a environmental poison [asbestos despite being only a so called white collar guy] ended his still vital [in his mid 70’s life], as well as , how those he loved and loved him are determined to legally and in other ways continue his fights for REAL justice and care for all living things!

May 29, 2013

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid — Viruses Abound!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

coronavriusYou know those apocalyptic Summer movies where the heroes save us all from a deadly virus … something spreading across the globe that was some how or another ignored by governments and thus allowed to proliferate ? Well – it is not nor has it ever been only the conjured story line work product out of Hollywood. Now the head of the World Health Organization has warned that a serious new threat to the entire planet is to be taken seriously; this past week WHO Chief General Margaret Chan spoke about the latest global threat in terms of catastrophic warnings. The issue at hand is a coronavirus which originated in Saudi Arabia and has spread to Europe where a French citizen having visited Dubai recently is now dead. Apparently the contagion factor is high in that close contact seems to have already spread this disease factor. Are you nervous yet? Well you should be and not least reason on account of our own U.S. government not paying close enough attention to this potentially REAL  and urgent devastation qualified situation.

Do not get that “it won’t happen here” attitude as a means to be comforted my dear readers – nope, will not work because this so called MERS virus [Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome] does not need a passport apparently; it has already killed 22 people and infected others in 40 countries. Yes indeed viruses travel on hosts and we humans are a increasingly wondering bunch – we go places and bring not only souvenirs back home but diseases as well. Simple answer you might be saying to yourself – I and my family just will not travel anywhere from now on. Not going to work folks because others will venture far and wide and you have no REAL way to vet your contacts – it is an impossibility to keep safe your person by some faux attempt at isolation. So now I come to the REAL crux of this issue – the “them versus us” dialectical philosophy that so permeates much of the increasingly nationalistic world community. Some bogus and nearly insane idea that a nation will close its borders to disease carrying “others” seems at play and that is as frightening as the killer disease itself. Sweethearts it did not work out well with AIDS when so many thought it was a”gay disease” that one could stay safe from if not a homosexual – nope, that bad boy spread across all demographics and so too will these ever present and newly discovered viruses.

There is no equivocation that money is in short supply in all the world economies – governments looking for austerity programs everywhere to balance their budgets. There is however wealth on this planet and it needs to be logically used to not only feed and shelter everyone but educate the masses – provide for the general welfare of each person – and REALLY protect from health issues that can and will if left unchecked be the path to a unprecedented world destructive pandemic that will surely empty the coffers. Do it now or suffer the consequences later – that is a REAL and without hyperbole warning for us all. Each of us must demand our governments step up to this less than glamorous public problem – no rah rah moments for politicians to use for reelection rallies here.  No placards used to promote the appropriate funding for disease research and prevention will make it to the internet but it still needs doing and now is the time. We are G-d’s servants – the keepers of one another and even if unlike me, you are not a person of faith, I know you agree that saving all that dwells here on Earth is of paramount importance. I plead with you to turn off that TV and read up on this issue – contact your legislatures and complain – tell them you are REALLY concerned about such life threatening matters and you want action NOW!!!

P.S. In my year (2013) end memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! I will share how when visiting Switzerland in early 1990’s I became so enamored with The World Health Organization and other similar NGO [Non Government Organizations]  groups headquartered there – I wanted to live and work in Geneva. It passed but I still enjoy visiting and contributing to these very worthwhile groups in my own way – whenever possible!

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