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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…

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…
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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.…
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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…

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…
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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.…
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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…
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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.…
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The "Christian-Right" & the Corporate Cockroach Conspiracy!

When most people hear the word “conspiracy,” they imagine people lurking in the shadows in a covert operation but this conspiracy by the Christian Right (evangelical fundamentalists or Dominionists) & the corporate cockroaches is overt…
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Welcome to the Machine!

[Mark Twain feared to publish this until after his death because he knew how deadly those "Christians" are]  Well we’re two weeks into Donald of the Duck Dynasty Klan’s reign of terror and it seems he’s serious in his agenda…

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…
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Dying for an Education!

Dying for an Education! I just watched a video on Free Speech T.V. about the memorial to our soldiers who died in Iraq i.e. the white crosses on the beach, and a good number of the young soldiers who survived & were there to pay their…

Obama's Promise of Change

    Let me begin by warning you that I am going to criticize President Obama very harshly in this essay so if you’d rather not hear anything disparaging about Obama in this election season because Mitt Romney, if elected,…
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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…

Forgotten Lessons?

Forgotten Lessons?               I just turned 55 a couple of weeks ago and I was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. After basic training, I was sent down to Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. I was permanent party…

The 'Real' State of the Union, 2005

The ‘Real’ State of the Union, 2005   Our current cheerleader for the corporate criminal class, George W. ‘Dubya, the Dangerous Dumb-Shit’ Bush---he was a cheerleader in college---gave his State of the Union address last week…