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Keep Calm and Tell the Truth.

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Lies, not the truth, cause mass panic and paranoia. If the Chinese Communists had been open to the truth, the world would be a better place. At first, it tried to punish the dissenters. Only reluctantly did it decide to face reality. Dissent created the Modern World. Martin Luther, Copernicus, Voltaire, Wollstonecraft, Darwin, Plessy, Carson, […]

Expanding Definition of Whiteness

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and the Power of Myth

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Bill Moyers introduced Dr. Joseph Campbell to the “general public” in the 1988 PBS series the Power of Myth. Campbell dazzled the audience with exotic mythological tales as well as the fundamental similarities among the world’s seemingly diverse traditions. The interviews revealed Campbell’s’s life-long quest to understand the human experience. He is most famous for […]

Denying Confederate Racism Perpetuates Racism Today

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

“The Myth of the Kindly General Lee: The legend of the Confederate leader’s heroism and decency is based in the fiction of a person who never existed.” Adam Serwer, Jun 4, 2017 As the historian James McPherson recounts in Battle Cry of Freedom, in October of that same year, Lee proposed an exchange of prisoners […]

Roy Moore’s Conservative Values

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Tuesday sure was exciting.  Doug Jones won a US Senate seat in the “Red State” of Alabama as a Democrat.  His opponent, Roy Moore, had the backing of President Donald Trump.  Moore also claimed to have the backing of God, but after his loss, I’m not so sure.  What could possibly have gone wrong? Much […]

We the people must hold elites accountable.

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Power demands sacrifices.  In aristocratic societies, the elite demand sacrifices from the many.  In democratic societies, the many demand sacrifices from the elite.  The whirlwind created by charges of sexual harassment and assault are a healthy sign that our democracy continues to grow and mature. We the people must hold elites accountable. For too long […]

My Presidents vs Not My Presidents

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Since people have a hard time understanding honor, let me offer this. Not all men are perfect. We know this. The question is simple: “Did they move America forward, or did they try to take it back?” I honor the men and women who made us a “more perfect union,” not the men and women […]

Great Event With Beto O’Rourke

Friday, August 18th, 2017

  From the Herald Democrat article “Democracy is participatory,” Melancon said. “We need people to participate and get involved because it is your country. It is for all of us. An assault has been launched on our freedom, our way of life. They launched an assault on our democracy.” O’Rourke’s speech centered mainly upon four […]

America’s Social Contract

Friday, May 12th, 2017

We, the People of the United States of America, renew our social contract. Liberty and Justice for All Medicare for All Opportunity for All Respect for All We are stronger when we answer the call to service. Yes, I am my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper. I have a moral and civic responsibility to watch their […]

Why not Ike?

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Donald reached way back in history to find a strong President who would have kept the Union together. Why Jackson? Why not Ike? Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne into Little Rock to enforce federal Civil Rights law. He proposed and passed the Interstate Highway System with bipartisan support. Ike supported Social Security and a Minimum […]

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