Happy Independence Day, Happy 4th of July observations by Endre Barath

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Happy Independence Day, or as it is more commonly known, Happy 4th of July - the 244th year of America’s Independence.

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I write this Observations from a Beverly Hills Realtor's perspective with mixed emotions and trepidations. We in the U.S. celebrate our founders great visions of creating Freedom and Equality for all. I can’t help but ask in what direction are we heading?  Will we celebrate the 245th 4th of July confident that everything is heading in the right direction?

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I ask these questions as I witness statues of our founding fathers defaced, our history being systematically erased by politicians, activists, and the media. I am concerned and saddened because this reminds me of my days living in Communist Hungary. Those in power were removing statues of previous leaders publishing new history books every year. They were also the source for the media; hence they controlled the message being the ones in power.  What are these violent protests accomplishing? Who is behind them?  (Please note that I am referencing the violent protests, not the peaceful protests).   I think we can all agree that not all of the statues depicted across the U.S. represent what would be considered model citizens of today.  But destroying them does not make the past disappear. 

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With all of this said and with my personal past experience, I am not  so confident that the current economic shutdowns in the United States are necessarily going to stop the Coronavirus; I can’t help but see the parallels of my past and think about a power grab by ambitious politicians.   Authoritative figures from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have been giving mixed and conflicting information by the day, the week and at times the hour. 

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In January, Dr. Anthony Fauci (Director of the National Institute of Allergy, and Infectious Disease) in a radio interview with  John Catsimatidis (owner of the largest grocery store chain in Manhattan and radio host) said about the coronavirus outbreak in China:

 

“…it is not something that the American public needs to worry about or be frightened about, because we have ways of preparing and screening people coming in...” (reference my post of  link not working will repost when working, a bit contrarian to Dr. Fauci’s point.) 

If you are not familiar with John Catsimatidis, he is a legal immigrant from Greece who became a self-made billionaire.

Why are they sending mixed messages? They are bureaucrats.  Instead of focusing on being prepared for a Pandemic, they focused on protecting their fiefdoms. Hence the true blame falls on the bureaucrats of the government. This bureaucracy has been developing and growing since the late 1950’s. Being a student of history, I feel confident in saying this.

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So, as we approach the 244th year of our Independence, I keep wondering when will politicians realize that the most important aspect of the current situation is to end the shutdowns and restart the economy safely, and as soon as possible. Do they you know that during the Great Depression this country had the highest suicide rate? Are they aware that keeping people and business shut down may very well have worse ramification? In other words, the cure should not be worse than the disease.

What did the politicians and infectious disease experts accomplish until now? They managed to scare every person to the point when someone coughs, sneezes paranoia is setting in from not only from the person who experiences this, but from loved ones, nearby friends, and stranger as well. The focus has consistently been on the number of deaths rather than the number of people who have been affected and survived the virus.

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What are politicians thinking by defunding Police Departments? I would love to live in a society that is like my days at the United States Military Academy. We did not have locks on our dorm doors, and we had an honor system.  Our motto was: Duty, Honor, Country! Sadly, in the “real world” that’s now how it is and many factors do require police protection. I am not so sure that budget diverting and lowering the number of good cops on the force is the right solution.  As I see it, there will be less police protection and slower response time (it’s already slow) in a critical situation.

I also wonder why and how are people selling fireworks on the streets of Los Angeles and on the internet. Ironically, sales started in April and have continued throughout the Sheltering in Place order. Fireworks are illegal in Los Angeles and neighboring communities. These are the same people who are blasting off the pyrotechnics since the middle of April but do nothing but complain about how bad this country is. So what is there to celebrate with illegal fireworks?  It terrifies wildlife and pets in our homes, veterans with PTSD or people in general who are already scared, depressed and on edge given the past 4 months of COVID lockdown.  

In closing I hope politicians will come to their senses and get back to what they were elected to do by the people who voted for them to have such luxurious jobs. It is time for them to  look out for the interests of the people who elected them.

 

 Now with that said, I wish you and yours a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday.

 

 

Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments.

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Endre Barath, Jr. - Yes! I share your concerns. Most distressing of all to me is the fact that we who are licensed REALTORS, members of the National Association of REALTORS and those that are real estate agents, non-members of the NAR know very well, that if we are not an attorney, we cannot practice law. Nor can we operate or give medical advice if we are not Physicians or Nurse active in the Medical Profession, qualified to operate or recommend treatment. Yet, I cannot understand why Bill Gates continues to use YouTube as his Platform to talk like a Physican and/or a Scientist and give advice about his vaccine and COVID-19. I just looked again at Wikipedia and  Bill is still listed as an American business magnate, software developer, investor and philanthopists and co-founder of Microsoft.  

Also, I don't understand why fireworks that are loud enough to make me jump out of my chair has been going off for about a week now and tonight it's driving me crazy. It is illegal here too but nobody is stopping them. 

Jul 04, 2020 09:45 PM #20
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr. -  I am asking the same questions as you...I always enjoy reading your posts because you say what I am thinking.  I also love your story about coming to America and your service to our country.  You are a true American hero.  Anyone who puts their life on the line for others I will always hold them in the highest regard. I believe our country is stronger than the division and discord that politicians and the media try to sow.  Reasonable Americans see through this and I still have faith that most of America is reasonable. We can think differently, yet hold each other in high regard. I will do my very best to cling to that belief until I pass to the great beyond. 

Jul 05, 2020 06:30 AM #21
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Abby Stiller
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This post reflects my thoughts about the current situation Endre Barath, Jr. and I couldn't express better than you . wow! thank you!

Coming from a 3rd World Country myself and on top of that Socialist/Communist. I'm so afraid that some evil people want to destroy this beautiful Country. I think many people here take things for granted they don't realize how difficult is to live in a place where the Government dictate you what to do, what to eat and where there is not middle class so either you are poor or rich. People here complains too much! I appreciate this Country because it has given things and opportunities I never dream off. I respect this Country more than the one I was born. I will keep praying that we can continue having democracy and prosperity that not other Country in the World have. 

Happy late 4th of July! God bless the USA!

Jul 05, 2020 07:34 AM #22
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Jerrill Ewing
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Beer is good, God is great and people are crazy.  I think they know very little about this virus and I don't mind wearing a mask... just not sure it's going to help me at all.

Jul 05, 2020 02:46 PM #23
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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James Dray  & Barbara Todaro  my sentiments are the same, Endre

Jul 05, 2020 03:13 PM #24
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  indeed you are right Sheila, hope yours was relaxing too, Endre

Jul 05, 2020 03:29 PM #25
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Michael Jacobs  you make a good point, hope you had a quiet Fourth of July, Endre

Jul 05, 2020 03:30 PM #26
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  indeed we stayed at home in the backyard and when it started getting dark we went inside to keep away from all the illegal fireworks, Endre

Jul 05, 2020 03:49 PM #27
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Will Hamm  hope you did not burn the food on the grill:)Endre

Jul 05, 2020 04:08 PM #28
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Debra Leisek
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Endre I agree with you on every level. I am just astounded that we have allowed them to shut down our country with barely a whimper. 

You have a solid perspective with your background and history. My father came over when he was 11 and his brother was 13. They stayed on Ellis Island for 3 weeks until an aunt they didn't know came and got them. It was no picnic on Ellis Island They were not coddled or treated well. The Aunt was mean . My dad ran away at 14 and never looked back

I could go on and on but I will leave it with I agree It is time to get back to work Open America for Business. Let the chips fall where they will. It wont be near as bad as the fear-monger media wants it to be

Happy Independence Day! May Year 245 Be Even Better!!!

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. 

 

Jul 06, 2020 01:53 AM #29
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My mother-in-law is about as left as you can go - FAR left - and we stopped by to visit her last night when we came back into town. As we were leaving, she said, "Be careful out there. These people destroying history are a big concern to me."

Oh, you have NO idea how much retratint it took for me to NOT say something snide about those who ENCOURAGED this! 

My fear is that history will be repeated simply because, as you shared, "Those in power were removing statues of previous leaders publishing new history books every year."  If we erase it, how do we prevent repetition? 

I, for one, believe that the masses have not thought this through - AT ALL. They want a cause and this has all of the far lefties GLEEFUL!

Jul 06, 2020 09:55 PM #30
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I am so glad you enjoyed this post, needless to say these are challenging times due to many reasons, Endre

Jul 06, 2020 10:05 PM #31
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Curtis Van Carter  thank you for stopping in are you at Plump Jack tasting some wine? Feel free to come back and your comments are always welcome, Endre

Jul 06, 2020 10:07 PM #32
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Grant Schneider  yes those Bureaucrats are the root of this problem:) Endre

Jul 06, 2020 10:08 PM #33
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Ted Baker  loved your comment as I could not get a Haircut for three months my Governor was well coiffed in front of the TV monitors... then when he cut off the wine tasting rooms he kept his own winery open Plump Jack Winery... BTW I have been there and cut up his hat that I bought way before the pandemic... needless to say I will never drink another Plump Jack wine.... too bad it is good wine:))Endre

Jul 06, 2020 10:11 PM #34
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John Pusa  your comments are always welcome, Endre

Jul 06, 2020 10:12 PM #35
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!  like you I am not giving up hope and I love your comment on so many levels, Endre

Jul 06, 2020 10:14 PM #36
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Scary times Endre, You think we could just vote these people out and they would go away. We will see.

Jul 06, 2020 11:37 PM #37
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Endre

I wish I was there tasting but due to a surge in cases here, they have again closed all wine tasting rooms, cheers cvc

Jul 07, 2020 10:09 AM #38
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Do you ever wonder how much of this is being manipulated by China and Russia? I feel like we are back in 1968 with a lot of worldwide turmoil that seemed interrelated

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