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Propping Up Dick-Tators

Propping Up Dick-Tators

In a world that prefers security to justice, there is loud applause whenever justice is sacrificed on the altar of security. ~Eduardo Galeano Americans put a great deal of emphasis and trust in illusions until they become delusions. The illusion of security, the delusion we can isolate ourselves from external harm, the hallucination we can […]

The American Equation

The American Equation

Every gun that is fired, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. ~Eduardo Galeano In a world where might makes right, the weak are viewed as wrong. Wrong to be born or thrust into […]

The Most Dangerous Humans

The Most Dangerous Humans

The most dangerous human masses are those in whose veins the poison of fear has been injected…of the fear of change. ~Octavio Paz I sit in the hibernal darkness on this the Winter Solstice content, nay, happy the days will begin growing longer on the march through Winter into flower popping and songbirds returning from […]

My Momma Said…Don’t Say Anything

My Momma Said…Don’t Say Anything

It is always better to admire the best among our foes than the worst among our friends. ~Viet Thanh Nguyen The problem with nationalism or being a nationalist is the inability to see truth in the nation supported. It is wearing rose colored glasses when viewing us and switching to fecal lenses when looking at […]

The Human Being

The Human Being

A velvet sun was painting the streets with innocence. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón To all but the poet or one with the heart of a poet, the quote is applesauce, nonsense, silliness. Facts decree the sun is a cauldron and innocence exists only in the soul. Sadly, it is those existing outside of poetry in charge […]

The Constitution Decrees The Actions of the Religious Right to be UnAmerican!

The Constitution Decrees The Actions of the Religious Right to be UnAmerican!

The 2nd paragraph of the United States Declaration of Independence (DofI) states: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness….” The founding fathers were highly intelligent people, the […]

Arm Yourself To The Hilt

Arm Yourself To The Hilt

That’s what comes from being well read. One already knows all the verses and the tricks of fate. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón Experience, it is said, is the best teacher. If not actual experience then virtual experience. The memory injection presaged by the movie ‘The Matrix’ is not an option…yet. So, the next best experience is […]

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