Here’s some food for thought on the day that the Republican Administration will present its State of the Union Speech. I ran across this article on Huffington Post and you can find it here. Suffice it to say, it was disturbing but not surprising. The article states that 62 people own more wealth than the … Continue reading Food for thought
Independence Day? Epilogue Yesterday, I posted about the July 4th holiday. In my middle age, I have lost the naiveté of my youth and along with it some of my optimism. I lamented the hypocrisy of our celebrations of independence in that this “independence” should be counted as a political distinction and not an individual … Continue reading Independence Day? Epilogue
Independence Day? “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” Thomas Jefferson - 1776 Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land … Continue reading Independence Day?
“We live in a country that is more divided than ever. We live in an era of post-truth, where it seems that facts don’t matter as long as you get your slice of the pie. It is a pie that is hoarded by the moneyed elite that seeks to get even more of the pie … Continue reading Lamentations on “Greatness”
Schieße nicht! Ich kenne Geheimnisse! Or Don’t Shoot! I know Secrets! I joined the Army right out of high school, and my knowledge of the Army at that time consisted of what I had learned in history classes at Boyd County High School and the war movies I watched on TV. Oh, and there … Continue reading Tales of a Cold Warrior – Neurosis in the 70’s
“All politics is local.” This is a phrase that is often attributed to Tip O’Neill and bears reflection especially during this time of life in what will become Trumpland come January. In my last post I reflected on how the Democratic Party had left its progressive roots to become a softer version of Republican conservatism … Continue reading All Politics is Local
The election is three days past and I am still angry. I am angry that we the people have elected such a person to the highest office in the land. My anger exists on several levels. Level one: I am angry at myself. I am angry at my naiveté for thinking that the racism, misogyny, … Continue reading Anger