The past couple of weeks seem to have awakened white Americans to the reality of systemic racism in our law enforcement community. Nationwide protests have erupted after four police officers literally murdered a handcuffed black man while bystanders were pleading for officers to stop their assault on him. With clear video of the murder, there is new hope and growing consensus that this time may be different. I desperately hope that is true. But there is a substantial difference between hope and expectation.
Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn – Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes is one of the founders of Facebook. Through his own experience he came to conclude that hard work mixed with a very large measure of pure luck can produce a few ultra-wealthy individuals nearly overnight. He believes that the same forces that made Facebook possible, however, make it harder for everyone else in America to make ends meet. I read this book when it was first published a couple of years ago; I decided to re-visit and reconsider his perspective in light of the our current economic reality.
Lest anyone be confused or prone to violent response, please recognized this is intended to be Trump Satire!
Our country is now facing yet a new even more dangerous crisis. Both President Trump and Vice President Pence have been exposed to the coronavirus and no one seems to be taking it seriously.
Following is a letter I sent to Vice President Biden related to my preferences for a Vice Presidential running mate. Whether or not you agree, I am at least of record with my feelings
Following is a letter to the editor I submitted to the Columbus Dispatch after the Ohio Governor closed all non-essential businesses:
In the first part of this presentation I addressed my thinking about religion in general and my personal spiritual position. In this part I want to discuss Christianity in the United States. Specifically, I want to present my concerns about what I see as serious corruption within part of the Christian community and in one case a dangerous threat to our democracy:
A Warning – Anonymous
The author claims to be a senior official in the Trump White House. She/he writes a first person account of experiences in the Administration and quotes liberally from similar experiences shared by others.
When I was a senior in high school one of my assignments was to write “my credo”. That was more than 60 years ago and I have no recollection of what I wrote. It’s probably just as well I don’t remember; hopefully with maturity my thinking and priorities are more intelligently considered today.
We all know that insanity pervades the Trump Administration. But now it’s obvious state government is infected as well. Ohio case in point:
Following are summaries of books I have read and recommend over the past 90 days or so: