This morning seems to be a time, for me, of connections revealed.
First, thinking again of Jesus’s words as to what being ‘the greatest’ requires: ‘If any of you will be the greatest, you must become the servants of all.”
Second, my mind ricochets back to the story of the Fall. What…

I have just absorbed a shocking piece of news.
On the Saturday when the last presidential election was called, my wife and I stopped at a package store where we bought wines and beers at the time. The store had both a TV and a music-player in it. The song being…

I hope not. More than almost anything in my life, I hope not.
Which two terrors do I mean? Let’s start with the earliest: the terror that the Inquisition fastened onto Spain in the later 1500s right into the 1600s. That was terror from the top down which claimed to be…

Fascists savor our tears.
That is, the tears of liberals and progressives.
Nearly all of such tears are shed either for people, or other living creatures, less able to fend for themselves than are we. Or those trying to give us that impression. Fatah and Hamas, I’m looking right at you!
Or…

“Allow me to say, in conclusion, notwithstanding the dark picture I have this day presented of the state of the nation, I do not despair of this country. There are forces in operation, which must inevitably work the downfall of slavery.”
Frederick Douglass said this. It is in his address…

I remember hearing he was shot before I went to bed that night. I was almost twelve at the time. The next morning, my folks had no news but when I got to my school and saw the flag at half-mast, I knew we'd lost Bobby. I will never ever forget how sad and angry I felt all at once.

Walter, was I 'disrespectful' of your beliefs about religion by acquainting you with some of my beliefs and sharing that link with you? I really need to know; I wouldn't think so as you seem like someone who can hold up their end of a civil discussion concerning religion, among other things, but I'm as capable of error as the next person. I certainly meant no disrespect, anyhow.

Quite true that it's the ultimate hypocrisy, but I can't help asking: would these AMHs (for Adult Male Hominid; not sure I'd call them 'men') be saying such a viciously patronizing thing if, apropos of 'fill in the blank', it wasn't inflicted on them first. Just a question, and a non-rhetorical one. I hope for some serious feedback on this point.

Brian Meadows

An angry straight white Anglo-Saxon angry at most of his 'own kind'.

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