Category Archive: Justice

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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Sep 25

Marijuana: Benefits and Dangers

In Brief—A discussion of marijuana and other drugs examines the facts, the myths and the misunderstandings surrounding the acceptance of and resistance against consciousness-altering substances. America’s Erratic Drug Policies— I have a confession. I have used consciousness-altering drugs until 2011 when a tumor and an operation ended my use. I drank wine, an occasional dram …

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Aug 28

How to Make an Enemy

In Brief—A examination of American policy on assassinations and how they have served to make more enemies than they kill. Hypocrisy Fosters Contempt— A wedding celebration turns into a scene of horror. If the attack were only one wedding celebration it could be claimed that it was a tragic mistake, but American policy has assured …

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Jul 10

Enter Stage Right: the Clintons

In Brief—Put on your Wellingtons and join the author for a walk through the muck of small-time politics in Arkansas to the knee-deep muck of ego-driven ugliness of Washington D.C. Tell a Bigger Lie and It’s Politics— “Why in the world did you move to Sweden?” I’ve been asked this question many times, and the …

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Jun 26

Anti-Semitism, BDS and the First Amendment

In Brief—This is a discussion of unacceptable anti-Jewish prejudice but also efforts by pro-Israeli government supporters to tar legitimate groups urging boycotts (BDS) to oppose Israeli policies vis-à-vis the Palestinians. Policies Not People— “Kike,” “Heeb,” and “Christ Killer” are just a few of the offensive racial slurs relating to Jews. Such slurs are not as …

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