Category Archives: Commentary

The reality of the common man is lost on the super rich and the pampered powerful of the world. The small picture at the top of this post is allegedly a custom diamond studded Mercedes made for Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia. It cost 4.8 million dollars. If it’s true, shame on Saudi Arabia! If not, why even spend that kind of money to build such foolishness when human needs are so much more pressing. Not one of us will begrudge the right of anyone,…

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China

Come on China! You are a great culture. You are a proud people. You have a history worthy of study. You, like all great countries, make mistakes in the daily administration of your vast country and in the illusion that the same rules work for everybody. O’ Great China, why are you mad at the world’s people who protest some of your choices, who disagree with some of your actions, who see intolerance as your rule. Yes, you have achieved positive results for so many…

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Hidden Prejudice

Prejudice is inherently abhorrent to the human spirit because deep down we know the miracle of life is in its diversity, not in its created separation and fear of difference. Prejudice and all its alias’s, particularly poverty, can disguise itself in the illusion that one is better than another. It can hide in the way we say words to describe others, Mexican, Gringo, Jew, Black, and even in the non-ethnic words like immigrant and foreigner or poor or disadvantaged. Prejudice can also manifest in rules…

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Rumor and Innuendo

Some thoughts on political rumor and innuendo. Even since the Democrats Presidential race came down to two candidates, the rumors and innuendo have run rampant over the Internet. I’ve received dozens of blatantly false emails purporting to be true in order to discredit, smear and maligned the candidate. The false accusations have attacked both Barrack Obama and Hillery Clinton. What is disappointing to me is that many people forward these pieces of junk to their litany of email friends without checking the facts, without any…

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