Hate And Division Comes From The Anger Of A Betrayed Population

The random school shootings (another Tuesday in Maryland) protests turning violent across the country, and Austin Texas bomber Mark Anthony Conditt should send off alarm bells. Conditt, Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, and Dylan Roof who slaughtered nine parishioners in Charleston S.C. are the faces of American terrorism at home: overwhelmingly white males, having untreated... Read more »

Our Hyper-Militarized Nation Has Bred The Endless and Violent Bloodbaths We Have At Home

The recent shooting deaths Wednesday at a Parkland Florida High School point to an even more extensive epidemic of killing children and innocent people. Our glorification of the military and the use of mechanized and industrial violence to solve conflicts is not new. But it has gotten tremendously worse: in fact, since post 9/11 it... Read more »

America's Treatment of Palestine and Muslim-Majority Countries Is Brutal, Savage, and Bipartisan

The illegal invasions, occupations, and epic failures of Afghanistan and Iraq are tragic testimonies of U.S. disregard for Muslim lands. The obliteration of Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Syria have fed the war machine as well. The United Nations General Assembly condemned the United States decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 128 countries voted no, understanding and upholding international... Read more »
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We Do Not Support Our Troops: The Lies Of John Kelly, Presidents, And the Lies We Tell Ourselves

The point of public relations slogans like ‘Support our troops’ is that they don’t mean anything… That’s the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody’s going to be against, and everybody’s going to be for. Nobody knows what it means because it doesn’t mean anything. Its crucial value is... Read more »

Our March Towards State Sanctioned Fratricide: The U.S. Cult Like Embrace of Death, Cruelty, and Suffering

“If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.”  James Baldwin  The Fire Next Time  James Baldwin recognized the tendency to embrace faith as a hiding place, to... Read more »

John Kass Wants to Tell Black Folks How to Protest

Though there are some, who have tired of the protests of Colin Kaepernick and the conversation surrounding it, since last Friday it has gotten considerably more divisive. Starting with President Trump speaking in Alabama on Friday of last week sounding every bit the plantation owner. Trump was expressing his feeling on NFL players protesting the anthem... Read more »
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There is One Effective Way to Support Colin Kaepernick

There is usually nothing that will cause an uptick in the public discourse than an athlete taking a political or moral stance. The latest controversy concerns NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the national anthem. He has either sat or took a knee, beginning in the 2016 preseason, in protest for the continued oppression... Read more »

Blacks Lives Don't Matter

There should be no room left for debate or argument concerning the absolute pathological disregard for Black life in America. The acquittal of three separate police killings of Black men last month     https://www.democracynow.org/2017/6/28/  and STILL no trial date set for the Laquan McDonald killing involving Officer Jason Van Dyke serves as more evidence. Furthermore, in October... Read more »

We Are ISIS

Violence generates counterviolence. The cycle does not stop until the killing stops. All that makes us human—love, empathy, tenderness, and kindness—is dismissed in wartime as useless and weak. We revel in a demented hypermasculinity. We lose the capacity to feel and understand. We pity only our own. We too celebrate our glorified martyrs. We endow... Read more »
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Love Is Where You Find It: On The Challenges, Beauty, And Fulfillment Of Interracial Love And Relationships.

“Nobody, no man no woman, is precisely who they think they are. Love is where you find it” This is a line from a 1987 James Baldwin television interview https://www.youtube.com with Mavis Nicholson where Baldwin condenses in under two minutes the gravity and depth of love and interracial love in particular. Love and relationships can be... Read more »