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HILLARY CLINTON …A woman of substance

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By Peter Josie
By Peter Josie

SOME things are not easy to quantify; for example, how much positive influence does Hillary Clinton, the first female nominee of a major political party in the United States for presidential elections, exert on girls and young women in that country. Can the fear she exerts on Muslim culture, that girls and women should aspire to education and their full human potential, be measured? How can the deep hatred by some far right Tea Party Republicans and extremists opposed to Hillary Clinton be properly quantified?

As a frequent visitor to the USA I have made a point of following the politics of Washington D.C. perchance to observe its influence on the Caribbean, Latin America and the world. The next presidential elections in the U.S. (November 2016), has been of more than passing interest to many. Hillary’s nomination for the DNC has further heightened interest in the event. She has been described by her supporters as the most qualified person to contest the presidency in the modern era. Her opponents think otherwise.

It’s an interesting dilemma. Some polls indicate that she is an unpopular person second only to Donald Trump’s unpopular numbers, this election cycle. To be sure, Hillary has been tarnished by the constant bashing of her Republican opponents over the last four years. Even some Democrats showed a preference for Senator Bernie Sanders, over Hillary, in the primaries.

There are at least four issues in Hillary Clinton’s public life, which stand out and which confirm to this writer that she is a woman of substance and of true grit.

She overcame every obstacle thrown in her path when, as First Lady, she proposed legislative support for health insurance for children. She did not succeed in covering all the nation’s children, but six million was a good start. She learned that in politics one has to roll with the punches and accept progress incrementally. Even before she had properly accomplished that task, the Monica Lewinsky scandal blew up in her face. That incident tested her resolve and challenged her loyalty to her husband – President William (Bill) Clinton. She later stood by him as he faced impeachment.

She emerged from that experience bruised and battered but, unbowed and undefeated. Hillary proved that she was a woman of substance – one who would stand by her man against his political opponents, come whatever may.

Image of Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

The second issue which stands out for me is her twice winning a prestigious Senate seat in the great state of New York. The attacks on the World Trade Center in New York happened during her Senate watch. In the aftermath she worked with Republicans and Democrats in the Senate to bring relief to the thousands of Americans who had suffered in the massive destruction of lower Manhattan. Few could have done more or better – she proved that she was a force for good.

The third was her role as Secretary of State, appointed by President Obama. She had fought Obama tooth and nail for the Democratic Party nomination in 2008. Hillary showed deft political touch – and class – by promptly throwing her full support behind Obama after he became the party’s nominee. That primary contest proved that she had what it took to match any in U.S politics. This may explain why she is so feared by her opponents, and so loved by her supporters.

Her calm and confident demeanour could be seen as she dealt with the Senate Republican challenge of her work as Foreign Secretary. The Bengazi attacks by militant jihadists and the killing of a U.S ambassador on her watch may have been the lowest point of her service. Her opponents have yet to close the issue of Bengazi after many hearings and an FBI investigation, into the whole affair including her use of private e-mails on government business.

The Republicans have tried hard to find Hillary Clinton guilty of the death of the U.S ambassador in Libya. They have smeared and besmirched her character in every which way. The anti-Hillary propaganda has to some extent backfired as some Republicans have protested what they see as Hillary bashing – and overkill.

And then there was the calm, determined and focused manner Hillary fought off her Democratic challengers, including the persistent Bernie Sanders, for the party’s nomination in 2016. Few who knew her would have been surprised by her tenacity and determination to win the nomination. She brings that same fighting spirit and determination to bear on her republican opponents who seem committed to her demise. Some have accused her of wanting to take away their second amendment rights – to bear arms. She has never threatened any such action. The vile and unbecoming attacks on Hillary Clinton by U.S Senate Republicans and others have not stopped; and may not, even after she wins in November.

Hillary Clinton’s stance on the politics of the Middle East is worthy of note. Had she been president, Assad of Syria would have been history. So would ISIS. The remaining concern for some observers is for her to use her considerable influence (and power, post November 2016), to settle the Palestinian question. A brokered peace with the U.S leading, between Israel and Palestine is long overdue. Perhaps a woman’s touch is the missing ingredient for a permanent peace in the Middle East.

For all her challenges and the relentless attacks from her opponents Hillary Clinton remains a woman of substance. She is destined to go where no other U.S president has gone before. She is the most qualified person to assume command of the U.S Government superstructure from day one – January 2017. May God bless her!


  1. Black Pete:

    I am convinced that you are an incorrigible criminal, with no hope of redemption. To see you tell it, it is obvious you see this Criminal Hilary Clinton in the same light as you see Mother Teresa, the dead demon that you brain damaged Negroes will pray to, seeking favors.

    Clinton should be in the Prison’s basement in chains along with her Sexual Predator husband Bill Clinton, who raped young girls in tho Oval Office, having them suck his penis while Hilary watched. The only thing note worthy about this thief and liar is her voice is even more horrible than your own.

    Now go and pray to some more dead people, “IN THE NAME OF TERESA OF CALCUTTA” please make Black Pete Josie and Rickets John Wayne, Caucasians with functioning penises and blond hair; Amen.

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    Brain Damaged Negroes like yourself Black Pete Josie and the other shameful Sambos who pray to dead Caucasian people, and the naked Caucasian man you say is God are now commanded by your masters to begin praying to the decomposing cadaver of the WIFE-OF-LUCIFER, Teresa of Calcatta. Here are some things you should know on your way to HELL:

    Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying provides abysmal medical care.

    Mother Teresa received a vision from God telling her to help the poor while living among them. Following some very basic medical training Mother Teresa started to look after the ‘poorest among the poor’., those who were dying, destitute on the streets in the slums of Calcutta. In 1952 her Missionaries of Charity organization started her Kalighat Home for the Dying – a place where people could come to die in dignity and comfort. She wanted to make it possible for ‘people who lived like animals to die like angels who were loved and wanted’.

    When qualified doctors visited the home, however they found that the medical care provided was very poor. Most of the volunteers had no medical knowledge and yet had to make medical decisions because there were no doctors available. There was no distinction made between those who were suffering from curable and incurable illnesses so people who might have survived had they been given access to treatment were left to die.


    Needles were reused so many times that they became blunt and they were not sterilized between uses. In 1981 when the state of care in her facilities was challenged she said ‘There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering’. This shows a very cynical use of the poor to further the ends of others.

    There was no proper pain management, meaning people suffered in needless pain while they died. Mother Teresa promoted this suffering as she felt that it was of benefit to suffer in this world for a better life in heaven. She is reputed to have once told someone dying in pain ‘you are suffering, that means Jesus is kissing you’. It is not known whether the sufferer was even Christian but probably not, he screamed back, in pain and distressed ‘tell your Jesus to stop kissing me’.


    With regard to her own medical treatment Mother Teresa received only the best. Although she made public shows of declining free high quality medical treatment she nevertheless had no compunctions about secretly accepting medical care from some of the best institutions in the world including having cataract surgery and having a pace maker installed. When the time came for her to be ‘kissed by Jesus’ she did not die in one of her own homes for the dying and was not treated with blunt needles. She passed to meet her maker in the very best of medical facilities.


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    When Mother Teresa of Calcutta died on September 5 1997, a few days after Princess Diana, a Calcutta daily carried the headline: “Numbed by Diana’s death, Calcutta fails to mourn for Teresa”. For two days her body remained in the room of her house while few people, poor or rich, came to pay their respects.

    But by the time that the worldwide order she founded, the Missionaries of Charity, had moved her remains to St Thomas’ Church in central Calcutta and put her body on view in a glass box, India had decided on a state funeral for its Nobel peace prize laureate. Foreign dignitaries, including Hillary Clinton, US senators and congressmen and Vatican representatives, as well as India’s prime minister, state governors and other celebrities came to her funeral.

    Teresa’s body was carried on a gun carriage through Calcutta’s streets to a ceremony at an indoor stadium before 6,000 invited guests, most of whom were nuns, clerics and Indian and foreign officials; only about 100 poor people attended. Despite her wish to be buried in the grounds of her church, the city’s Catholic establishment decided to bury her in Mother House, apparently for fear of desecration of the grave. Today it is mostly foreign tourists who visit her grave. Her halo has considerably faded since her death, though the pope seems determined to make her a saint.




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    From the evidence Aroup Chatterjee documents,(Chatterjee, who was born and educated in Calcutta, is a doctor who now lives and works in Britain.) it is clear that Teresa often deliberately misled journalists with spurious statistics about her charitable work. Even in her Nobel acceptance speech in 1979, she falsely claimed to have picked up 36,000 destitutes from the streets of Calcutta, knowing that no western journalist would attempt to verify the statement of a pious and fragile nun. According to Chatterjee’s estimate, the real figure is between 500 and 700 destitutes for the entire period of her operation in Calcutta since the 1930s, during which time there were a number of catastrophic natural and political disasters, such as the famine of 1943-44, the partition of Bengal in 1947 and the refugee influx from East Pakistan in 1971. The fact is that the Missionaries of Charity generally do not pick up the destitutes, they refer them to Calcutta Corporation’s ambulance service. Only when no city hospital will take the dying are they brought to the Missionaries of Charity. Mostly, the order’s ambulances are used as taxis by the nuns.

    Her order had limited success in South America because she did not approve of “liberation theology” and priests who involved themselves in community work in opposition to dictatorial governments. Neither she nor the pope openly condemned the 1980 killing by a CIA-sponsored death squad of Archbishop Romero of El Salvador while he was conducting mass.



  5. And you Peter Josie wouldn’t have the freedom and opportunity to run your mouth the way you do. Sooner or later when this idiot can’t find anyone to deem persona non-grata in this creation she played no part in creating she will consider you as some body the world can do without.

    Day by day I grow to detest you and your politics even more. In this age mate when black Americans are culled like badgers; at a time when the existence of the Notting Hill carnival in England, the one thing black Britons have to call their own, is being threatened by the English establishment; at a time when black south African students are being told not to wear black hair styles (afro, corn row) in school all this grand idiot could put on St Lucia is always the most anti black persons with their anti black views. I think you would have preferred if there was not a drop of black blood in you. As this is not the case you will remain this fractured soul brought about by a senseless internal turmoil perpetuated by your hatred of everything black. In fact you on to promote the idea that this hated race of your is inferior to every other.

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    There have been well documented cases of people trying to access the services of Mother Teresa’s house for the dying but being turned away. In one instance in 1979, shortly before the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, a well-known Calcuttan intellectual, Jyotirmoy Datta, tried to obtain the assistance of the House of the Dying for a destitute he found on the street. He spoke to Mother Teresa herself who refused to help.

    Mother Teresa’s organization received and receives extensive donations which would enable them to transform the homes for the dying into modern, clean hospices that provide a decent level of palliative care. Mother Teresa was not, however, interested in mitigating suffering so much as celebrating it. As such she concentrated on opening new Missionaries of Charity convents and homes in many different locations around the world as opposed to channeling its extensive funds into their existing homes for the benefit of the people they claimed to be trying to help.

    Here’s a Peep at TERESA LUCIFER:




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    O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
    What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
    O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket’s red glare, the bomb bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
    O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
    Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
    ‘Tis the star-spangled banner – O long may it wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
    A home and a Country should leave us no more?
    Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
    Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
    Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.




  8. Hillary and Bill Clinton are corrupt liars. Again many racist comments. The Arabs were the masters of cruelty as to black and white slave trade. 1.400 years of murder, steeling, plundering and enslavement in a great part of Europe a.o. Greetings form multi racial Panamá.

  9. I worked 3 years in Nigeria, 13 years in Spain and 12 years in St. Lucia. Travelled to various continents. Finally retired in multi racial Panamá. I love it here. I like St. Lucia very much, but I left as the economy went sour, mainly due to the economic downfall of the world economy.
    Most garments, shoes and toys etc. in St. Lucia come from the free zone in Panamá and sold by S&S and Hobies.

  10. ……Peter,the ‘white male’ dominated American society is not ready to admit a woman to the echelon of PROTUS;……..that’s their history!!

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