Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of … More Book Review: Guantanamo Diary
This past week was filled with sleepless nights and listless days. I could not focus on anything useful or positive or productive. I could not write. I could barely stand to read the newspapers, or watch the endless cycle of media rehashes of Senate Hearings, of bizarre hackings (by Russia) of those same hearings on … More To Sleep; Perchance to Dream, Only to Wake Up in the Same Nightmare
February 23, 2015 This essay started innocently enough. I read and shared a Facebook post declaring that President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s mother was mulatto. Which, in our racially driven American society (the “one drop” theory) would make Eisenhower Black as well. I decided to do a little research on this and opened up Pandora’s Box—Big … More Black History Feature of the Day: Did You Know That Dwight Eisenhower and Some Other Famous People Were Black?
February 7, 2015 “But wisely, in truth, he has held up to us the mirror of truth….” This quote, from my poem “The Inauguration of Change 2009,” resonates with me today as the greatest strength of President Barack Obama—his Truth. It is a strength he has shown ever since he stepped onto the national … More Black History Month Feature of the Week: In Celebration of Barack Obama
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the inauguration of our first African-American President, Barack Obama. [It is also the 2nd anniversary of the inauguration of Chaos wrought by the current president, but I will waste no more words on that.] In honor of that remarkable day, I am reposting the poem I wrote 10 years ago. … More The Inauguration of Change 2009
January 15, 2015 “There’s somethin’ happenin’ here What it is ain’t exactly clear There’s a man with a gun over there A tellin’ me, I got to beware” —Buffalo Springfield I have lived through, and have memories of, all the Presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama. In my small way I have admired, respected, … More The Lynching of Obama: Or, Porquois (peut-etre) Je ne suis pas Charlie