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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 […]

American Essentials

American Essentials

  quotesgram.com “Ideals are like stars: we will not succeed in touching them with our hands, but like the seafarers on the ocean desert of waters, we choose them as our guides, and following them, we reach our destiny.” Carl Schurz US (German-born) Civil War general & politician (edited for inclusive language)   Many people […]

A Veteran Reflects

A Veteran Reflects

  www.firearmstalk.com When the call to arms swept over the land, We stepped forth to lend a hand. Through training that lasted a grueling while, We learned to go the extra mile. We sought to do our very best, And pass each and every test. We served while others stood aside, We fought on though […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Highest Patriotism

The Highest Patriotism

This is a lengthy and complex analysis of a knotty and complicated issue. If you can read it through, rest assured you will be far more informed than you were when you began.  War is too important to be left solely to the military and the politicians. An informed, involved citizenry must demonstrate the highest […]

By September 12, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Swift Bowe-ting

Swift Bowe-ting

https://www.facebook.com/TheMarmelPage Bowe Bergdahl may or may not be a hero, but to hear the reactionaries tell it, he is definitely a deserter and possibly a traitor. Note the rush to judgment. Sargent Bergdahl has not had any chance to hear the accusations against him much less confront his accusers. Prominent conservative politicians, right-wing talkers, and […]

Somewhere along the way

Somewhere along the way

As the Academy Award winning movie, Witness, moves toward the climatic confrontation, John Book [Harrison Ford] calls his former mentor: “Chief Paul Schaeffer: Calling me at home. I can’t trace the call. That’s smart, John, very smart. John Book: Lost the meaning, did you, Paul? Chief Paul Schaeffer: What? John Book: Isn’t that what you […]

A Fall Meditation on We Shall Overcome

A Fall Meditation on We Shall Overcome

“We shall overcome, sheg.stanford.edu We shall overcome, We shall overcome, some day. Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe We shall overcome, some day.” Even for people of firm conviction and enduring commitment, the utter dysfunction of contemporary politics can be disheartening. It is not that there are no worthy causes or deserving champions […]

By October 31, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
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