We are now entering the longest continuous season of the year promoting gentleness, love and humility. Regardless of one’s religious persuasion (or lack of it) the effect of the Thanksgiving and closely following Christmas seasons have their synonymous sobering effect upon an otherwise “Survival of the fittest” society. How unfortunate for such short duration, especially from the masculine point of view. Continue reading Entering the Season of Gentleness & Love
This old statement by Will Rogers continues to be true. Currently, the Democrats are waging an unfortunate fight over which Democrat will be speaker of the House, now that they have regained control. Continue reading The Un-Organized Democrats
I am deeply troubled by the continued escalation and racist rhetoric against Central American migrants and others heading towards our border. The unbridled dehumanizing, demonizing, and racist assertions by our current president are now institutionally supported with expanded Border Patrol and Immigration Customs Enforcement law enforcement branches. These groups, along with the administration, have yet to be held accountable for the human rights abuses they enacted by separating children from parents, detaining asylum seekers in what amounts to prisons and concentration camps, and sending children to be adopted while parents are deported (amounting to human trafficking). Now, in a grand show of escalation and with no regard for the violence and abuses that continue, the US military deployed to the border because of the coming migrant caravan. My soul is deeply troubled within me. Continue reading We need a Caravan of compassion
Television changed life as we knew it. With its onset everyone throughout the entire world can now enjoy “the good life” and bring any preferred type of lifestyle into one’s private or public domain. “The world is on the march for unity,” the article declared. “It is a march that can never be long repelled, only understood. Christianity was essentially a unity movement but it lost its way in the development of churchianity. Continue reading “The Voice of Unity” revisited
Voter suppression was at high tide this week—working furiously to elect Republicans. The brazen methods were virtually breathtaking, but there was one bright spot on the voter suppression front. Florida voters abolished their felon disenfranchisement law, enabling a large segment of their population to vote (in future elections). Continue reading Voter Suppression and Some Relief
Last week Maurice E. Stallard and Vicki Lee Jones were murdered while shopping at a Kroger grocery store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. They were minding their business, going about their day, and never anticipated that a white man filled with racist hatred would take their lives. Continue reading How Long Lord…How Long?