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No Self-Driving Car in Your Future

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

OK, the headline here is certainly an attention getter. How can a company ignore overtly racist behavior? A federal jury in San Francisco has ordered Tesla to pay a former Black contractor $137 million over claims that he was subjected to racial discrimination at work. Owen Diaz, who worked as a contract elevator operator at […]

Learn, Not Repeat, is the Goal

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

                A dedicated group of volunteers are trying to teach their neighbors the history of Grayson County Texas.   Grayson County has a chance to learn from its mistakes.  Melissa Thiel is leading the effort and has rallied local business owners and clergy.  They want the following statement on a marker in front of the Courthouse.  […]

States’ Rights Deception

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Big Government conservatives like to hide behind the slogan States’ Rights.  They want you to believe they are standing up for you against the mean federal government.  They have relied on this deception since the beginning of the Republic. Southern planters knew America’s revolutionary rhetoric threatened their vast wealth and power.  The Declaration of Independence […]

“your white soldiers will be lost to you”

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

January 8, 1865 Confederate Major-General Howell Cobb wrote to James A. Seddon, CSA Secretary of War.  Cobb objected to Robert E. Lee’s proposal to use slaves as Confederate soldiers.  The CSA simply lacked the free man power to continue its war of Southern Aggression.  Cobb’s objection was simple: “The day you make soldiers of them […]

1933, 1954, 2020 SCOTUS

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

1954 was a pivotal year in the history of the United States.  Since 1933, a coalition of representatives from Northern cities and rural Southern states had worked to improve the lives of average Americans. Franklin Delano Roosevelt built that coalition.  The fruits of the coalition were collectively known as the New Deal, or the welfare […]

Faith, Reason, Justice

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

The Gospel that I learned as a child centered on the Gold Rule.  Jesus said, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”  The principle is found in cultures around the world. Immanuel Kant, coming at the end of the […]

Justice?

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Justice is at the heart of social stability. Injustice provokes disobedience and rebellion. The American Revolution demanded justice in an era when few could be heard in politics.  Have you ever taken a moment to ask yourself, what is justice? One of the most famous declarations of justice can be found in the Code of […]

White Supremacist 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 […]

Expanding Definition of Whiteness

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Fascism Builds Brick by Brick

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

This is how fascism builds. Brick by Brick. Lies about foreigners taking over your country. Lies about how we need more control. Fake solutions to fake problems. Crowds cheering for fake solutions to problems. Demagogues burned down democracy. “You know if you go out and you want to buy groceries you need a picture on […]

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