It would seem the potential of a discussion of the racism inherent in our society, indeed what our society was literally built on, has become a debate on whether or not a flag should be taken down. All of the issues that are being talked about in the media that have to do with the […]Read more "The confederate flag debate farce. (Thoughts on the shooting in South Carolina part 2)"
While the media discusses the details of the shooting and whether or not it was a hate crime, or mental illness, or if he was a “lone wolf.” Other media – or “alternative” media – discusses how not calling it terrorism is a double standard, calling it mental illness belies the racism that the US […]Read more "Some thoughts on the recent chruch shooting in SC and the media."
Many people live under the capitalist idea that doing good for themselves will, as a side-effect, do good for others. The more I live the more I am amazed how wrapped up people are in their own lives. That is, how all they really think about is their own world. This of course is from […]Read more "Thoughts on individualism and privilege."
Before the advent of representative democracy there was a clear line between the rulers and the ruled. Although this is still the case it is harder to discern. The issue is, that back then “we” fought “them” or negotiated with “them.” Whereas now this is not the case. This is evidenced when someone in the […]Read more "Some thoughts on rulers"
As talked about in a previous post, people feel that the rich are meritorious/virtuous/the best/elite because they succeed in the competition and rose to the top (upper class). This, when viewed as a class structure, is considered OK because they “earned” it instead of being granted it or inherited (as in a title). To complete […]Read more "Fair Playing Field"
“His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling ruin upon ruin and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from […]Read more "Angelus Novus"
Yesterday we were in Middletown Ca. at a cafe called Mugshots. It is a nice little cafe with 16zo coffee for 2$. No WiFi, which I guess is ok because they don’t allow laptops either! The lady working said they had too many people taking up space. It would seem that people don’t understand what […]Read more "Mugshots"