Tag: America

Japanese American Internment Remembered, As Trump Rounds Up Immigrants

Japanese American Internment Remembered, As Trump Rounds Up Immigrants

Eliot Elisofon / Getty Images The Japanese American Citizens League held a “Day of Remembrance” at Sebastopol’s Enmanji Buddhist Temple on Feb. 18 in Northern California. Around 200 people marked the 75th anniversary of the incarceration of over 120,000 innocent West Coast Americans of Japanese ancestry in internment camps during World War II. “They were […]

By February 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Test We Must Pass

The Test We Must Pass

http://www.notable-quotes.com/v/voting_quotes.html [Adapted from The Guy in the Glass by Dale Wimbrow to emphasize the civic duty and historic consequences of voting.]   Before we vote how we want in our struggle to choose, And feel like kingmakers for a day, We should sit in our homes and think on old truths, And ponder what they […]

By October 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Blood Soaked Roots of Racism

Blood Soaked Roots of Racism

https://bitchmedia.org/post/systemic-racism-is-that-really-a-thing “Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It’s a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated.”   [emphasis added] Alveda King “As I often say, we have come a long way from […]

By October 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Citizens All; Always!

Citizens All; Always!

        http://www.sheknows.com/living/slideshow/list/3447/patriotic-quotes/patriotism-is-not An essay, on patriotic citizenship rather than corrosive partisanship, in honor of America’s 240th Anniversary. America is much more than a geographical fact.  It is a political and moral fact – the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.  ~Adlai […]

Let Americans be Americans Again!

Let Americans be Americans Again!

lisazlandis.wikispaces.com   Let Americans be Americans again. Let them dream once more the dream that made us see. Let true patriots arise and renew America’s claim To being the home of the brave and the land of the free Let Americans recall the Framers’ aims— Let them build that bountiful land we swear to love […]

Mending the Social Fabric

Mending the Social Fabric

“This is the only time for high ideals because those ideals are all that we have. We aren’t just fighting for our physical survival, but for the survival of our civilization. We don’t have the luxury of old-world pillars. We don’t have a common heritage; we don’t have a millennia of history. All we have […]

By September 28, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Resolving Conflicting Reports on Israel and Gaza

Resolving Conflicting Reports on Israel and Gaza

  After several obsessive weeks of helplessly absorbing news from an array of confounding perspectives about the Israel-Gaza conflict, this admittedly overpriveleged and far-removed US citizen camae to an ultimately exasperated conclusion… Respectfully, fuck both sides of aggression. Also, fuck the current US government – or govercorp inc. – and American corporate media. However, after […]

50 Years of Hateful Rantings

50 Years of Hateful Rantings

www.kxan.com Fifty years ago, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. As this quote asserts, he died, but his ideas and his ideals lived on. Let us remember or consider a president who believed in the American people and their capacity for greatness. JFK faced unreasoning hate and it cost him his life. Barack Obama […]

By November 22, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
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