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Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and the Power of Myth

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Share on Facebook 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 […]

Denying Confederate Racism Perpetuates Racism Today

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Share on Facebook “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 […]

Roy Moore’s Conservative Values

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Share on Facebook 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 […]

We the people must hold elites accountable.

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Share on Facebook 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. […]

My Presidents vs Not My Presidents

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Share on Facebook 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 […]

Great Event With Beto O’Rourke

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Share on Facebook   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 […]

America’s Social Contract

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Share on Facebook 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 […]

Why not Ike?

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Share on Facebook 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 […]

CSA Constitution

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Share on Facebook The CSA Constitution left most of the USA Constitution intact, including the supremacy clause. What did it change? 1) It invoked the favor of Almighty God (I guess He decided He preferred the USA). 2) It eliminated all reference to the “common” good or “general welfare.” 3) It created rights for slave […]

Real Security Requires Real Risk Assessment

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Share on Facebook Conservatives prefer addressing fake threats to real threats.

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