Justice is a funny thing in America and the reaction to both its execution and lack thereof make for strange bedfellows. It is quaint and almost charmingly naive to listen to white people when they talk about justice in America.
In part I think because white people rarely have to think about their "whiteness" they make assumptions about the world that can only come from not having to think about the color of their skin, the sound of their name, the position of their hands or the choice of theirof clothing.
For people of color however justice is a "crap shoot" most of the time... Read More
One of the many things we Indians are good at is in blaming others, we always get irritated by others actions and are never concerned about how ours transpire to them. We like to live in a state of self denial of our own mistakes and flaws, projecting ourselves as the perfect human with explicit ethics and view the word through that shaded outlook, ‘a proper man living in an improper world, working hard, even fighting to correct it’ how more pathetic can it be.
We live in a country run by politicians and the rich, according to whom we all are totally ignorant fools, we don’t know how... Read More
I want you to take a minute and think about the things you own....go on. I would imagine that many of you have a good sized list: houses, cars, rings, etc.. These are things that you have purchased or even inherited. Few items in that possible list are indigenous to you- now replay the question and ask yourself again what do you own? I can tell what you do not own-your email or cell phone conversations. Those things are the property of the tel-coms, property of Microsoft or Yahoo or Google. Rarely if ever will you be informed that some anonymous, someone might be shifting through your information.... Read More
As July 4th approaches the midway point of summer having arrived with hues of blue and heat swarm it might be wise to take a long deep gaze at Egypt and perhaps this July 4th we should think less about bbq's and short weeks and for a moment consider: that in a country which many Americans think little of if they think of it at all - Egypt - has in the span of two and half years overthrown a dictator and a radical Islamic agenda masquerading as a democracy even though it was "democratically" elected.
We as Americans supposedly have the right the to vote though it would seem that more... Read More
On June 13 a Friday of extraordinary beauty in Duluth Karen smalls did not go to work...From the time she began working she never missed a day and was always on time. On June 13 a beautiful day Karen smalls sat in her 2 bedroom apt among pictures and post cards and... slit her wrists. She was 59 years old leaving behind two daughters and three grandchildren.
Robert James always had a smile. Robert James had been unemployed twice in his life had suffered a divorce and a cancer scare. Robert James owned his car and his home and on Nov 27 while his family was celebrating Thanksgiving he... Read More
Sometimes that which is built in secret will eventually come to light...Sometimes because the world is full with slights and grievance catastrophic events will happen and when those events are used to stoke fear and that fear becomes the foundation upon which to build an apparatus that left unchecked and unsupervised will do its will as if alive and sentient..Sometimes the cogs in that machine will on thier own develop a self awareness about what they are doing;you can't always count on the people running the apparatus to stay within its bounds. Humans can be troublesome that way.It would seem... Read More
Magicians often use sleight-of-hand to fool your eyes so they don’t see what is right in front of them. You miss how the trick is done, and are awed by what you’ve seen...because of what you missed. Unfortunately, this is an everyday occurrence in life, notably with the news media, both on television and in print. It’s awesome to watch, but also sad as so many are taken in by the parlor tricks.
Tuesday, July 17th (2012) edition of the Boston Herald is a prime example of what I’m talking about. Let me preface what I’m about to say by unequivocally stating that I am not a fan of the Governor... Read More
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