Tag: White Supremacy

Sorry, we're not going to be friends again, no matter who wins this election

Sorry, we're not going to be friends again, no matter who wins this election
I don’t hate you, but how can I like you?  It’s not because we disagree on issues or come down on opposite sides of the political aisle. It’s because you’ve published your thoughts and they are anathema to me. The election of 2016 offered a binary choice, but that sharp distinction is one hundred times... Read more »

Trump to Nazis: "Stand back and stand by"

Trump to Nazis:  "Stand back and stand by"
Following the first debate between Little Donnie and Joe Biden last night, Sean Hannity said that a weak and frail Biden was steam rolled by a beat down from the President. That would be great commentary if Hannity was ringside at Monday Night Wrestling, but this was supposed to be a presidential debate.  It was... Read more »

My life as a cotton-growing, slave-owning Southern white gentleman

My life as a cotton-growing, slave-owning Southern white gentleman
The title of this piece may leave a lot to unpack, but let’s put a pin in all that for now. I grew up on the North Side of Chicago and didn’t get further south than Terre Haute, Indiana until I landed at Fort Polk, LA, just a month short of my nineteenth birthday. So,... Read more »
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Steve King, white supremacy and the word "schvartze"

Steve King, white supremacy and the word "schvartze"
Iowa Congressman Steve King presents a challenge to America on many levels. I’ve quoted fictional President Andrew Shepard in this space before: “America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight.  It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose... 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 »