Hope, hate, and disruption

When we lost hope, we also abandoned principles of decency and justice. The banners of hate, complicity and racism are cynically being held up to wave over the new US of A. We are so used to strong-arming and speech that incites to anger that we have become compliant. The abundance of disinformation from the top…

Honestly

via Daily Prompt: Candid Really, is that what you think? Frankly, I need you to be completely candid with me. Can you do that?

Honestly? Honestly!

via Daily Prompt: Confess In an era of frankness (well not in the political arena or in our “civic” lives, but certainly in films), why do so many bio-pics present such a bowdlerized view of their subjects? Sanitizing and censoring the lives that the persons of interest led seems an unpardonable treatment. It may be possible…

Do you remember this?

I have expunged so much and so many from my recollection When they come creeping in, it’s on ghost feet Sometimes I welcome the newly remembered Sometimes I dread the associations they bring me Some memories amuse, others confuse, some Simply disabuse me of my moral superiority, I Have not served truth or justice, not…

Thoughtful thoughts and

Meditative meditations and Can you know yourself and still be self-deluded? Is self-knowledge sometimes a gateway to self-indulgence? Does focusing on oneself equate to an ultimate solipsism? When is being self-centered a form of meditation? Pensive Propositions The internet’s a connection, The internet’s a collection, But the news you get here They’re hit or miss,…

How was the west won?

Reconstruction was the period in American history when the country sought to heal the wounds of a civil war. “Civil” war is such a deceptive phrase, really. Really? It is probably the very definition of an oxymoron. Our Pledge of Allegiance was one of the products of reconstruction. It was used as a symbol of the…

It’s ugly

   His followers take the bait When he preaches hate

It really is complicated

Easy lies wreck the lives of complicated folk who simply can’t tell the truth Truth telling drives rifts between liars and the lied to Lying changes the color of reality