terrorism

The Pretender

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

America has never had a pretender before.  Pretenders were regular features of European monarchies.  In monarchies the government, called the Crown, was the personal property of the king.  It passed from father to son or, rarely, to his daughter. In America, we have a Republic.  The term “republic” derives from the Latin phrase “res publica.” […]

Samuel Paty

Friday, October 30th, 2020

“Depuis la cour de la Sorbonne, lieu historique de l’enseignement universitaire français, le président de la République Emmanuel Macron a rendu un hommage national au professeur Samuel Paty.” Publié le 21 octobre 2020 Translation by Google A religious fundamentalist assassinated Samuel Paty for sharing satirical cartoons with his class. Satirical expression is an essential feature […]

Conservative Apocalypse

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Apocalypse means “to lift the veil.”   In an Apocalypse you can see behind the curtain.  Covid 19 has been an Apocalypse for conservatives.  Their reactions have shown us who they are and what they value. In May, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said, “No one reached out to me and said, ‘As a senior citizen, […]

White Supremacists Massacres

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Too often I hear “I never learned this” or “I never learned that in a history class.” First, people in general don’t want to hear the tales of Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths from their own history. They prefer a “cleaned up” version. In the case of the United States, most prefer the Whitewashed version. Unfortunately, that […]

Militarism Threatens America

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Militarism is an essential feature of totalitarianism, both fascism and and communism. Militarism embraces violence, unconditional loyalty, unquestioning obedience and absolute uniformity. Democracy, on the other hand, thrives with dialogue, earned respect, dissent and diversity of ideas. Our democracy is under assault. We must protect our values. Montana Man Slams 13-Year-Old to Ground, Fracturing His […]