Tag: Racism

Antifa: Why aren't you a member, Ron Johnson?

Antifa:  Why aren't you a member, Ron Johnson?
In the American President, a 1971 film to which I often refer, President Andrew Shepard defends himself from his political opponent, Senator Bob Rumson, who has castigated him for being a member of the ACLU. Shepard explains in a press briefing that the American Civil Liberties Union “…is an organization whose sole purpose is to... Read more »

Boundaries? We don't need no stinking boundaries

Boundaries?  We don't need no stinking boundaries
It’s been almost three weeks since I read the subject column of this piece and I’m still struggling to respond. Cal Thomas and his ilk skate by regurgitating worn out tropes and talking points, making any attempted counterpoint the equivalent of trying to get your dog to stop licking himself. We get it. Democrats are... Read more »

Kamala Harris will write history, but not all of us will enjoy reading it

Kamala Harris will write history, but not all of us will enjoy reading it
In a perfect world, the election of Kamala Harris to the office of Vice President of the United States would be a joyous occasion. Ah, but for that perfect world. I was planning to vote for Harris in the Illinois primary and felt robbed when she dropped out of the race.  I am truly delighted... Read more »
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Donnie Drumpf and Cindy Hyde-Smith step up to a public hanging

Donnie Drumpf and Cindy Hyde-Smith step up to a public hanging
Donnie Drumpf had high praise for Republican Senate hopeful Cindy Hyde-Smith and held held two rallies in support of her candidacy. Walmart on the other hand, asked her to return their campaign donation.  As toxic as Hyde-Smith was to Walmart, that’s how important her vote is to Donnie Drumpf. The urgency of that need increases daily... Read more »

Guns, Violence and Advertising in the Age of Trumpism, Hate and Fear

Guns, Violence and Advertising in the Age of Trumpism, Hate and Fear
The above advertisement caught my eye as I thumbed through a magazine while cooling my heels at the Denver airport. It’s a lot to take in. There’s a casual, but urgent proffer of weapons of annihilation.  I’m not anti-gun but let’s face it, the AR-15 is exquisitely designed to inflict catastrophic damage to flesh and... Read more »

Chain, chain, chain. Chain of fools

Chain, chain, chain. Chain of fools
We are all chained, in one way or another.  We are slaves to the inner workings of our minds and to the circumstances we’ve created in our lives.  For better or worse (mostly worse), we act the way we are wired to act. Only one form of migration however, can be described as “chain.” African... Read more »
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Where Do You Fall on the Shithole Scale?

Where Do You Fall on the Shithole Scale?
The President of the United States wants to prioritize immigration based on his own cryptic shithole scale.  You may wonder where you fall on that scale. If you are not white or you are from a place where the majority of your countrymen are not white, you may find yourself pretty far down on the... Read more »

There are Ways to Engage Trumpsters Without Coming to Blows

There are Ways to Engage Trumpsters Without Coming to Blows
Before we try to mend fences with those friends and relatives from whom we’ve been estranged these many months, some rules need to be established. These rules are hard, fast and non-negotiable.  Without them, we risk returning to chaos. First and most obvious of all, politics will not be discussed in any way, shape or... Read more »

Will the Return of Slavery End Racism in America?

Will the Return of Slavery End Racism in America?
A few months after Donald Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, I conjured up the headline, “Is Donald Trump Enough of a Racist to Bring Back Slavery?” The title was pure hyperbole and the piece went nowhere. At the time, Trump was making ridiculous claims and bragging about himself in a stream of superlatives that... Read more »
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Donald Trump may be blowing his dog whistle, but we can hear it loud and clear

Donald Trump may be blowing his dog whistle, but we can hear it loud and clear
Donald Trump has been sending coded messages for more than a year, but it’s not a very complicated code.  It isn’t even very original. In politics, they refer to this kind of stuff as a “dog whistle,”   something that only a certain part of the population can hear, but it’s supposedly outside the audible... Read more »