race and culture

race and culture

THE NEW FRONTIER

The-Kingston-Trio-Number-16
The album was entitled #16, (1963) and inspired by none other than John F Kennedy, a Democrat. Go Figure It was the last album of theirs I ever bought. I wonder if the words will work today?     ICYMI from Vassar Bushmills.com The Promise of Socialism in a Single ...
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FIRST PRINCIPLES ABOUT AMERICA; FIRST QUESTIONS

Homo neanderthalensis by Thomas Vogt-Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) - Homo neanderthalensis by Thomas Vogt-Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) - [Brain volume up to 1750cc (Homo sapiens average 1270 cc) LWL Museum of Natural History, Münster, Germany]
Vassar Bushmills Is America an accident? A freak of Nature?  Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design? I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy and theology. But by the longest list of scientific and common sense ...
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FIRST PRINCIPLES: FIRST IMPRESSIONS ABOUT AMERICA

Anyone, anywhere, who hears the name “America” already has a first impression about America; either positive or negative. It doesn’t matter if he/she is 18 or 80, and located anywhere in the world. If abroad those impressions are a mixture of street talk, music, films, and of course, relatives who ...
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THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED; THE LOSS OF INNOCENCE ON AMERICA’S COLLEGE CAMPUSES

Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The person carrying the placard is Moonfire Lewis Beach Marvin III. Joe Cocker is performing on stage.  (August 17, 1969) Source: Woodstock Whisperer, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Vassar Bushmills The lines of a ditty from the early 1960s suddenly popped into my head, recently. It was late lest September, as well as I can remember While strolling though the park in tipsy pride Not a word did I utter, as I lay down in the gutter ...
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Collusion-Truthers

Consider people like Sen Mark Warner who have to deal with the reality of the Trump-Russian Collusion theory being shattered from the political angle. He’s in leadership and is expected to lie a liar’s mouth daily, cynically saying hundreds of things he knows not to be so, only having to say ...
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(UPDATED) TOWARD A “THEORY OF THE MAN”

KKK meeting
For almost everyone who pops up in the news, I have a general theory of that person, beginning with how they got in the news in the first place. If WAPO or New York Times said something approvingly about them, my starting point is likely to be a minus ...
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AFTER HITLER, IS EUROPE RETURNING TO TYPE?

(A timely repeat of some film from the 40s and first shown in Apr, 2017) “After Hitler” is a 2-part video documentary series about Europe in the five years immediately following World War II, 1945-1949. Each episode is roughly 43 minutes and was produced in 2016 but has the unmistakable feel ...
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CHARACTER, IN SEARCH OF HUMILITY

Is it a sign of less character  to be vain? How about excessively vain? Is it sign of low character to be arrogant? Or just excessive arrogant? Is it a sign of low character to display condescension toward others? To look down one’s nose? What if we don’t wear condescension on our ...
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