Category Archive: Justice

Jul 23

Trump, Republicans and Fascism

In Brief — The author explores whether Donald Trump and the Republican Party are fascistic or merely opportunistically partisan. [Written in April 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- If It Looks Like a Duck… There’s an old saying that if it looks like a duck, has feathers like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it is probably …

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Jul 02

How I Became a Lawyer

  In Brief — The author retraces his path to becoming a lawyer. [Written in March 2017.] Making Lemonade When Life Gives You Lemons— It’s said that if life gives you lemons, make lemonade. While a few lemons have come my way, I’ve made my fair share of lemonade. How I became a lawyer is …

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Jun 18

My Letter to Women

In Brief— The author’s impassioned plea for an awakening of opposition to what is being done to limit a woman’s power over her own life. [Written in March 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- ALL Women are Oppressed— I’m alarmed. Why? Because women are being deprived of the right to determine their own lives. Some friends tell me that …

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Jun 04

A Dose of Reality — Part 1

In Brief— An examination of America’s so-called “justice” system instead of the comfortable myths that we live with. [Written in December 2016-January 2017.] Justice Ain’t Just— Hippity-hop, the Easter Bunny scurries about hiding eggs. A tiny fairy hides a shiny dime under the pillow in exchange for a tooth. A bearded fat man clad in …

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May 07

Further Thoughts on Free Will

In Brief— In an effort to expand on the author’s views on the mythology of free will, this piece looks at the issue from a different angle. [Written in February 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Nature and Nurture Shape Us, But… Okay! This article is a bit of a pause from the turmoil swirling around us, but it’ll …

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Apr 16

America: Torture “R” U.S.

In Brief — With Mike Pompeo — who believes in torture and “black sites”— as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), it’s time to look at America’s use of torture since the earliest days when colonists arrived on the country’s shores and stole the land from the natives. This piece examines the American use …

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Mar 19

Israeli Government Stupidity

In Brief— An examination of why the Israeli government stands in the way of peace with the Palestinians. The Definition of Insanity— It is often said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. If that is the case, why is the Israeli government refusing to treat the …

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Mar 12

The Horror of Apartheid

In Brief— A review of memories of the author’s experiences in South Africa in the early ‘80s when apartheid was in force. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– Apartheid is Abhorrent Wherever it Occurs— It was 1982 and we were on our way to an experience that was South Africa then…but exists today in another part of the world. We …

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Dec 11

The Frightening Republican Platform

In Brief— An examination of the Republican platform that’s supposed to be the blueprint for what the party stands for. It’s downright scary! The Monster Crawls Out from Under the Bed— With the 2016 bizarre election now history and the unexpected election of Donald Trump, we need to focus on the really bizarre and dangerous …

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Dec 04

Prejudice is Down Deep

In Brief—A peek at the often hidden prejudice that hides within most of us as well as the blatant prejudice we find in some misguided individuals. Prejudice is a Plague Hiding Within— It emerged from hiding in my subconscious in the unlikeliest of places. Dressed in my hippie trousers, flowered shirt and with my wallet …

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