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House Slippers and Economic Imperialism

House Slippers and Economic Imperialism

Wilbur Ross is a millionaire who made a lot of his money restructuring and selling failed businesses such as steel, coal, telecommunications, and textiles.  His nickname is King of Bankruptcy.  This puts him in the same league as Donald Trump.  He lives just down the road from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago playground […]

Yes! There is a Crisis in America

Yes! There is a Crisis in America

YES! THERE IS A CRISIS IN AMERICA (Democracy Threatened) In fact there are two crises – with the first creating the second. The first crisis is of Donald Trump’s ego.  It rises from his deep-seated sense of self-worth deficit. In compensation, his ego demands that he be superior to all […]

An Open Letter to the President

An Open Letter to the President

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT (A New Year Wish) Dear President Trump: Patriotism is loyalty to the values of one’s country.  American democracy stands for the innate worth of every citizen, politics devoted to the citizenry’s common good, and the citizenry’s responsibility to sustain these by their vote.   When […]

Our New American Despotism

Our New American Despotism

OUR NEW AMERICAN DESPOTISM The First World War was horrendously costly. 9, 720, 450 Military lives lost (all sides) 8, 865, 659 Civilian lives lost (all sides) 19,769, 102 Wounded (all sides) $60, 643, 160, 000 monetary costs This past month, November 11, 2018 marked the hundredth anniversary of the […]

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL (Reflecting Ourselves) Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian and essayist, vows that: In the long-run every government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People Like Government. I take this to mean that, in a democracy, who […]

Sitting On Our Blisters

Sitting On Our Blisters

SITTING ON OUR BLISTERS (Who Is Responsible For Democracy?) According to The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution, the purpose of America’s democracy is to honor the citizenry’s equality of worth and facilitate their common good. Every government policy and program should support this purpose.  Whatever is adverse to this […]

Memory and Morality

Memory and Morality

Could Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Ford Both Be Telling the Truth? MEMORY AND MORALITY I have asked numerous people what they remember when they look backward on their life.  The essential answer is those experiences that are abnormal to their lifestyle – births, deaths, weddings, promotions, dramatic successes, and events […]

What Time is It?

What Time is It?

WHAT TIME IS IT? The ancient Greeks had different words to describe different understandings of the nature of time.  One of these words was Chronos which referenced time unfolding sequentially in a straight line.  Our word chronology captures this meaning.  This is how our physical and material living is oriented. […]

The Arc of the Universe and Justice

The Arc of the Universe and Justice

THE ARC OF THE UNIVERSE AND JUSTICE (The Super Hero) Human struggle and desire have been reflected throughout the history of cinema.  Producers create and deliver what they believe the public wants.  All manner of genres have been developed for this delivery. Some of these are: Crime, horror, comedy, romance, […]

White Male Supremacy Trilogies

White Male Supremacy Trilogies

WHITE MALE SUPREMACY TRILOGIES Many thought we had effected a revolution about the role of women in society in the nineteen seventies.  And while genuine progress has been made the role of women in society is still characterized by a measurable scale of inferiority, utility, and suppression. The power of […]