Posts

Poverty is the Worst form of Violence!

    This is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi that I came across a few weeks back and thought it’d be a good essay title. I am going to relate experiences from my past with my perspectives on the connections between poverty and…

As Puerto Rico Goes, So Goes Imperialist America!

  A few thoughts on America’s glaring hypocrisy as revealed in the political campaigning going on at present. I assume you still remember the phrase that we were inundated with at the beginning of the world-wide economic collapse of…
, , , ,

The Forces Against Us

Most of us have no idea of how sinister & powerful the forces arrayed against us are. And what really saddens me is that nearly everyone I know & have met in my life don’t give a shit about our slavery, humiliation, & oppression.…
, ,

Social Networking & the Corporate Agenda

I periodically check out the website for the PBS series “Frontline” for political exposes because they have produced some fantastic stories over the years. The story I just watched is titled “Generation Like” which caught my eye because…

The Grand Facade

    I am going to forewarn you that this is going to be a very cynical, pessimistic, & negative essay. As the saying goes, you can put lipstick on a pig but it won’t make it pretty. And the pigs at the heart of this…

Memorial Day Remembered

Being that this is Memorial Day weekend, I felt it important to attempt to connect the dots or express my feelings about this time-honored holiday in a much broader context. I got the idea for this essay from reading an excellent book by Gore…
,

A Tribute to Noam Chomsky

I hardly know where to begin or how to begin but want to say that I’m writing this tribute while Noam is still alive because I intend to send it to him and want to express my admiration & respect for his life-long pursuit of truth.…
,

An Ideal Education

The School of Athens  (Dora Polk, one of the greatest teachers I've ever known!) For a start, I believe that the best place to begin talking about an ideal education is with  the subject of philosophy because philosophy is the love of…

We are All on the Res Now!

  The Occupy Wall St. movement here in America & the world-wide social revolution is a physical manifestation of the realization that we, the 99% of the world's population not born with silver spoons in our mouths, are…

The Politics of Patriotism

        “Judge Learned Hand of the U.S. Supreme Court once said that he would like to see these words ‘I beseech ye in the bowels of Christ, think that ye may be mistaken,’ inscribed ‘over the portals of every church, every…
, , ,

On Deadly Ground-Climate Change Denial!

  The following is my perspective on a PBS Frontline documentary from five years ago called “Climate of Doubt.” The correspondent is John Hockenberry and as the title suggests, it’s about the rise of the Climate ChangeDenial movement.…
, , ,

The Assault on the Alternative Media

The current assault on the alternative media caused me to reflect on the timing of this assault. It’s best exemplified by The Washington Post’s release of a story naming over 200 websites as “fake news.” This once proud & respected…
, ,

The Enemy Within

America’s true enemies are not the poor, immigrants who risk everything to enter the “promised land.” No, my friend, our true enemies are within America, and they are “legal,” if you accept what is laughingly called a society of…

If Not Now, When? Stopping Genocide!

    When I first saw this picture of this woman lying on the grave of a loved one, it touched my soul & I thought of how many millions of people around this planet must have experienced such a deep, soul-wrenching pain.…

Willful Ignorance is A Cancer on America!

      Preface: before I begin I want to state that my aim is to be briefer than usual because I know that most people aren’t willing to take the time to read anything “too lengthy.” Moreover, many on-line sites…

The Price of Liberty

Can Americans comprehend the joy of the Egyptian people at their recent victory over their brutal dictator? I don’t think so. I fear that we have become too complacent, numb, apathetic, & dumbed-down to truly appreciate their exaltation?…

The Illusion of Freedom

I was born in 1952 and throughout my public school years, I heard it proudly proclaimed that our country, America, is the land of the free & the home of the brave. And I accepted it unquestionably as a truth or a “reality” as absolute…

Let's Occupy Congress!

     I watched the television program 60 Minutes last Sunday, November 13, 2011 and the expose they did called Insiders definitely raised my blood pressure. It confirmed what I've been saying for years i.e. the politicians in "our" Congress…

Why Knowledge is Power!

   Click on link for my first You Tube Video)
,

Are We Ever Going to Wake-Up?

              “We” (the politicians & the corporate masters) spend $2 billion dollars per week on our war in Afghanistan. Can you remind me again of why we’re in Afghanistan & why we’ve been there for a decade…
,

FOX News, P.R. Channel for the Plutocracy

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country...corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country…
,

I Must Be the World's Biggest Fool?

              And it really puzzles me where I went wrong? I guess it must be true that the world is full of educated idiots? It really amazes me that I could be so wrong and for such a long time.              …
, ,

Controlling Public Opinion

watch?v=XO_vRNtgeIA      I'm trying a different approach to communicating my ideas by including several pertinent videos by authors who intrigued me on the subject of how the American public's opinion is mostly shaped by a handful…

The Myth of the Free Market & Other Dangerous Delusions!

The Myth of The Free Market & Other Dangerous Delusions!           I want to start off by stating that I am probably the least qualified person when it comes to writing about economics and I feel childlike…