Every Generation II – Asleep at the Switch

One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of the status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. But today our very survival depends on our ability to … Continue reading

Every Generation

“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” ― George Orwell Steven Colbert called it truthiness: “the tendency to accept propositions that one wishes to be true as true, ignoring the usual verification standards for facts.” The “Truthiness” of millennials, a … Continue reading

The Fundamental Right to be Wrong

“God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go wrong or right. Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong, but I can’t. If a thing is free to be good it’s also free to be bad. And free will is … Continue reading

Honesty

” Honesty is such a lonely word everyone is so untrue, Honesty  is hardly ever heard, And mostly what I need from you.” Billy Joel This is a indictment against our society. In this day in which communication is so advanced and readily available, the potency of our spoken and written words along with the variety … Continue reading

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Is There Not A Cause? Part1

“If we are not vigilant; politics, ideologies and philosophies become our idols of worship.  This becomes the perfect place to slip into racism and do it under the cover of Just plain Politics. The saying that “all is fair in Love and Politics” becomes true to the detriment of race relations. Love can never be compared to political Ideology.” … Continue reading

To Kill a Mockingbird: Enough is Enough Revisited

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” – Attitcus Finch, Chapter 11, To Kill a Mockingbird There was a young multi-ethnic man in his early 30s of Afro/Asiatic heritage who was slain by a mob of European reactionaries. He was unarmed, had a spotless reputation and cared for others. He was purportedly … Continue reading

(IF) Not we, then Who?

The second law of thermodynamics tells us that unless there is an input of information and/or energy, all material things will deteriorate, decay and eventually fall apart. In other words, in the physical universe about us, the work of restoration and repair is absolutely essential, else deterioration, decay and death will result. In the book … Continue reading

(IF) Not now then When?

“ These are times to try men’s souls” Thomas Paine. Last Friday was one of the hottest days of the year, and yet pales in comparison to the flash point tension surrounding the latest setback in race relations. That day the President  of the United States weighed in with remarks on the tragedy of 17 yr … Continue reading

IF

The March on Washington is not the climax of  our struggle, but a new beginning not only for the Negro but for all Americans who thirst for freedom and a better life, When we leave, it will be to carry on the civil rights revolution home with us into every nook and cranny of the … Continue reading

What Lies Beneath the Surface II: Success

  “Arise, shine, for your light has broken through!  The Eternal One’s brilliance has dawned upon you.  See truly; look carefully—darkness blankets the earth; people all over are cloaked in darkness. But God will rise and shine on you; the Eternal’s bright glory will shine on you, a light for all to see. Nations north and south, peoples east and west, … Continue reading