As I think about racism, I think what bothers me most is the arrogance of it all, an arrogance spawned and nurtured by governments, both in this country and elsewhere, allowing or perhaps encouraging people to buy into one of the most specious types of human behavior imaginable. What prompts this post is the story… Read More The Arrogance of Racism
Did I miss it? A true American tragedy has happened. A young, unarmed teen has been shot dead, and the shooter has not been arrested. The parents are anguished, the nation, black, white, and brown, is outraged, and I haven’t heard the GOP presidential candidates, with the exception of Newt Gingrich, say a word about… Read More Where are the GOP Candidates?
I a trying to figure out why “good Christians” are attacking President Obama for apologizing to the Afghan people for what some Americans did to the Quran, the holy book of the Muslim people. President Obama, in his apology, said that the burning of the Qurans, which were taken from possessions of a detainee center’s… Read More Apology for Burning of Qurans?
I listen to and read a lot of history; it is fascinating to me, but it also helps me see the world with a little clearer lens. And one of the things I am seeing more clearly is the horror of war. Veterans come home with memories burned into their souls, as one veteran said,… Read More How We Romanticize War!
OK. I am confused. What is a “real” Conservative? And when did the word “Liberal” become a virtual cuss word for those who are on the Right? I was perplexed when Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said last week that he was “severely Conservative.” I didn’t know what it meant; I am glad that David Frum,… Read More What Is a Conservative?