Category: Racism

The baseball season opens today, not as the national pastime, but a perk for hedge fund millionaires

Back in the day when you could play stickball in the street without having your mother cited by Social Services for child neglect, a bleacher seat at Wrigley Field sold for 50-cents.  In 1952, the cost was up to 60-cents, which caused considerable complaint. Today a season ticket in the bleachers will gut-punch you for... Read more »

We know about Marjorie Taylor Greene. But who are the 229,827 voters who elected her!

We know about Marjorie Taylor Greene. But who are the 229,827 voters who elected her!
Ms Greene is the vocal voice of the mind-blowing conspiracy theories that QAnon espouses. She is villainous. Yet many Americans subscribe to her dumpster vitriol, which has more to do with who we are than who she is. What Marjorie Taylor Greene believes in, is concerning. More alarming is that 75% of the Republican voters... Read more »

My granddaughter, a girl in braids and a boy in a red sweater end violence in America

My granddaughter, a girl in braids and a boy in a red sweater end violence in America
Amanda Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb,” was a highlight of the 2021 inauguration. It inspired both sides of the political spectrum with its lyrical vision “to compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man.” Who would have thought that poetry could be the force that unites a country and... Read more »
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A modern day reminder of what the Gettysburg Address memorializes. And what Joe Biden must do in the next four years

A modern day reminder of what the Gettysburg Address memorializes. And what Joe Biden must do in the next four years
In his famous speech, Lincoln reinforced the model of an America dedicated to the idea that “all men are created equal.” Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that “all men are created equal.” The phrase asserted that... Read more »

The most important election of our lifetime… our children’s lifetime… our grandchildren’s lifetime…

The most important election of our lifetime… our children’s lifetime… our grandchildren’s lifetime…
This is not hyperbole. Our democracy relies on elections, the vote count as certified by trusted protocols selecting the nation’s leaders by majority rule. Ironically, our 2020 Presidential election, the very essence of democracy, may well be the instrument of its destruction. Four more years of Donald Trump will shift the country from tilting toward... Read more »

The argument is not about politics or civility, it’s about morality, plain and simple

The argument is not about politics or civility, it’s about morality, plain and simple
Our generation was brought up with The Golden Rule. We didn’t need a metaphysical debate on the fundamental nature of reality and the relationship between mind and matter – it was a simple question of right and wrong, the basic principle of good and bad behavior, “do unto others as you would have others do... Read more »
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The connection between the hateful rhetoric of Donald Trump and the violence that is endemic throughout America

The connection between the hateful rhetoric of Donald Trump and the violence that is endemic throughout America
As people get older, safety and security become major issues. Most likely the fear is irrational, but Trump and his sycophants have seized on the emotional trigger and cloaked him as the Law and Order candidate. Don’t be taken in by that insidious lie! A nationwide review conducted by ABC News has identified at least... Read more »

Now, more than ever, the wisdom of the elders is needed

Now, more than ever, the wisdom of the elders is needed
When I awoke Monday morning to the scenes of widespread disregard for the basic underpinning of a lawful society, brazen looters gleefully smashing store windows and flaunting their lawlessness, a host of angry feelings came rushing to the fore. I thought of the loss of good will that had been generated by the Black Lives... Read more »

“We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.” President Barack Obama’s inaugural address – Jan. 2013

“We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.” President Barack Obama’s inaugural address – Jan. 2013
It’s clear I’m a dedicated Democrat who loathes Trump and his pissant cohorts. But my concern come November’s election day goes far beyond partisan politics. I’m frightened for the future of our country. The election is not only about who we are voting for, but what we are voting for. It’s our job, as Elders,... Read more »
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America goes to the therapist. (We listen in)

America goes to the therapist. (We listen in)
Therapist: America, you’ve made appointments before, and left after a session or two. Are you ready now to dig in and do the work that is necessary to heal? America: The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis was literally an eight minutes and forty-six seconds movie that all of America saw. There no longer is... Read more »