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Does the Government ‘Own’ You?

Have you looked at the meaning of the word government lately? Merriam-Webster’s top definition is: the act or process of governing; specifically : authoritative direction or control. While some have danced around the question of whether the meaning, and by inference, purpose of government is authoritative control of the mind, I’d like to call attention to the question of authority itself.…

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Dr. King’s Take Down: The Void is Now 50 Years Running and Growing… For ALL

SOURCE: Commercial Appeal I can’t say that it was like it happened yesterday, but I do remember the day, April 4, 1968, when the announcement was given to the student body at Lindblom Technical High School, on Chicago’s Southwest side, that Martin Luther King Jr. had been killed. Lindblom was itself in racial transition while I was there from 1965…

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The Roots of Equality; The Roots of Love

Happy New Year and New Day to everyone! This is another piece that has sat in abeyance for several weeks before bringing it to conclusion, but in spite of appearances to the contrary, all things play out in their time, and in perfect order. Now is that time. I am presently reading A People’s History of America: 1492-Present, by Howard Zinn, which was…

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Lifting One’s Own Veil in an Ocean of Lies and Fear

The more I delve into the historical and subtle elements that influence life as we presently know it, the whole drama could be likened to a swim in an ocean of lies and fear. This is not a recent phenomenon, nor is it accidental. It has persisted through regimes on both sides of the political aisle, here and across the pond.…

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The Bailout: Makes No Sense to Me

IF the American People don’t want a bailout, then congress should be looking at, and seriously discussing options that don’t include one. It should be exploring how the economy, and some would say, “the market,” would adjust and restructure itself in a post-collapse world. Instead of taking patronizing position (“There there America, you don’t know what you’re doing.”), the presidential…

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