It’s Thursday October 18th! Do you know where your podcast is? On this day in history back in 1867, The United States formally took possession of Alaska from Russia. As if Alaska belonged to The United States in the first place. As if Alaska was Alaska in the first place. As if as if were a respectable conjunction. Don’t agree with our assessment? Fine. We can always go outside, roll up our sleeves, and settle this like men (whatever that means) in the back of a dark “Aleut”. We’ll stand up for the indigenous peoples time “Unangan”. When it comes to doing the right thing, we really get “Inuit”. All these pathetic attempts to “claim” the Arctic are false (and nothing new). They continue to reveal the glaring shortcomings of the dominant culture all throughout history. Read more
Vigo County Poor Farm - Terre Haute, Indiana
Those Socialists were wrong
Poverty is not a social condition. People do not become criminals as a product of social and economic conditions.
They are born that way.
People are poor and/or criminal because they are genetically inferior.
This ideology, social darwinism, was adopted by America’s wealthy at the turn of the 20th century as befitting those who believed they were more fit, indeed had a right to rule. Read more
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States and causes 1 in 5 deaths in America every year.
Tobacco use is an epidemic that must be stopped. Stepping outside, into a bar or restaurant, or a park is a dangerous.
That is why I push for the Stop Smoking Act which would make tobacco illegal and establish the Department of Health and Death (DOHD) whose goal is to protect the health of all smokers–and non smokers–and provide essential information on the dangers of smoking.
The Stop Smoking Act would help smokers protect themselves. Read more
Who is the God of America? What governs over the spiritual state of most Americans? What decisions do we make as a country that shows the God or god; that we believe in?
I’ve heard the little tidbits of Reverend Wright’s sermons that some people find offensive – I don’t in the least. I was raised with a Pentecostal background so hearing a preacher like the Rev. Wright only reminds me of the many fiery sermons I’ve heard back when I was a child. I also know that what he said is the truth, no matter how much that might irritate some people. Read more
A crescendo of anger seems to build within some of us who have strong feelings about the direction of the country and where it is heading.
Conservatives are concerned that the country is turning into a hotbed of sin, with homosexuals gaining ground on same-sex marriages and abortions numbers growing consistently.
Liberals are concerned that our country will become a theocracy, with laws passed in both federal and state houses across the country forcing religious edicts upon all American citizens. Read more
For most of the Americans who are old enough to well remember 9/11, which means most of us because it’s only been less than eleven years, we know the kind of pain, sadness and especially anger that we felt after those planes crashed into buildings and killed so many Americans. We also know the exhilaration we felt when we discovered that a Navy SEAL team took Osama bin Laden out.
Osama bin Laden’s death was one of those rare moments that we were all Americans and it didn’t matter if you were Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, black, white, Hispanic or even Muslim; we were all overjoyed that the man who had masterminded the attacks on 9/11 was dead, except maybe those who agreed with the machinations of an evil man. Read more
We’re being told that fiscal responsibility requires big cuts in education, nutrition, and health care for millions of children. This shortsighted and uncaring thinking is not only a nightmare for those directly affected; it is an imminent threat to America’s economic future.
We have to let our policy makers know that fiscal responsibility requires caring economic policies. Here’s why. Read more
If you are in/around the OKC area, you arent going to want to miss the FREE event the OK chapter of Americans United is throwing this Saturday!Oklahoma City Chapter
Americans United for Separation of Church & State
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Read more
The founding fathers of this nation were very wise men when they inserted into our Constitution the clear separation of church and state, surely they must have realized from the history they knew of at that time, of what a society becomes when it is ruled by religion.
We Americans can also see the harm that Sharia Law can do to a Muslim nation, where women aren’t even allowed to drive or have a job outside the home. And if you’re gay; you’d better keep it to yourself because it could mean your death if the government finds out. Read more
Most Americans have never been without food but the number is growing. Many adults go without food often but the real concern here is children doing without food, going to bed hungry most days of their lives. Read more
by Harry Waisbren
Originally published at The Job Party
This year's Living Liberally celebration is coming up on May 10th, and it has me reflecting on what my favorite Living Liberally moment was from 2012.
Although there are many of them, I have to say that my experiences at the OWS Drinking Liberally chapter at Zuccotti Park easily take the cake. Moreover, I found OWS Drinking Liberally on the whole to be indicative of both what is best about Living Liberally, and Occupy Wall Street itself. Read more
Why do you think there’s an educational gap between Black and Hispanic children and their white peers?
I often hear someone say “Why does it take a national tragedy to bring us together?” and I realize that the question seems to be one of those “hidden” meanings that we could spend a lifetime trying to figure out. I sometimes wonder if we just all need a common enemy to keep from turning each other into the enemy.
This nation has always had its divisions, especially politically but we’ve always managed to find a compromise and a respect for each other with the understanding that this is America and we all have a right to our own opinions. Read more
The History and The Inspiration:
I began this article several months ago.
I never felt that it was ready for publication and one thing leading to another; it sat in my files untouched.
Today I was perusing my files and came upon it.
Trayvon Martin; they say; has made it Ok to talk about race in America again.
I hope that’s true because; Man have I got something to say.
Now God forbid you should think that I waited for anyone’s permission before publishing a piece on Racism. Read more