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November 11, 2019

A people - any people - that only consumes...will soon consume themselves.

We are ruining the magic of Christmas with consumerism...

We are conditioning and being conditioned to "want" and "need"...and that the want and the need can only be satisfied with consuming.

Our a...

October 29, 2019

Always love a good John Grisham book. 'The Guardians' is no exception. Awesome. Highly recommended.

Author's note: inspired by a tragic, true story of innocence robbed and jailed for life.

Caution for me in today's "uber-sensitive-social-justice-charged" world...som...

October 1, 2019

"Somebody has to pay for that."

A value based exchange of resources for commodity or service.

(This means something has to be produced--contributed)

This should be our first thought re: ANYTHING (buying groceries, consumer spending, vacation, politics, and solving local,...

August 25, 2019

Every second of every day, we are being conditioned to act on impulse...

And so long as it generates cash...everyone celebrates...there is value in impulse...until it is wholly taken advantage of.

So we condition "the public" to act on impulse...and NOT to think.

But when...

I swam in a sea of homogeneous humanity this morning...absolutely beautiful.

On my way into D.C. this morning, I hopped on the Metro-Train at Tysons Corner Center. As the train progressed to Foggy Bottom–GWU station (my stop), humans proceeded on and off to their respec...

June 10, 2019

A (lengthy) response to the Washington Post (Philip Bump) article: "More Americans deaths by gun shot by March of 2019 than on D-Day": 

You can read the article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/06/more-americans-were-shot-death-by-march-this-ye...

What if - while attempting to tackle white supremacy - we simply attempted to tackle all supremacy?

The ideologies of hate, contempt and the mobilization of dehumanizing & denigrating narratives for personal gain do not exclusively inhabit some who wear white skin...the...

March 17, 2019

 

 We live in a world where men with hate-filled hearts walk into mosques, churches and synagogues to carry out unthinkable acts evil...

Where men fly airplanes into buildings or climb to the 32nd floor of hotels, or blow themselves up or enter movie theaters and schools...

January 16, 2019

This is our country – “we the people.” We own this place.

WE.

While he is our President, this is not Donald Trump’s country.

While he was our President, this was not Barack Obama’s country.

This is not Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi’s country.

Thi...

December 31, 2018

“Some people give an impression of being militant and therefore not to face the problems, especially if they are the type of problems which are going to make you unpopular.”

(Nelson Mandela)

Excerpt from Conversations with Myself (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, NYC, 2010)...

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