Talk! Yet Aim Not To Wound. Thought is Your Friend. Embrace it. Own Your Emotions. Don’t Let Them Own You.

Racism is a false belief, born out of a desire to prematurely close the inquiry into what makes each of us human. At the root of such desire is fear – fear of knowing the other – which when unexamined leads to their devaluing, their mistreatment, their abuse and death.

The Three Things to Win the War

One – Give Ukraine all it needs to push Russia back to behind its borders. Time is critical. Zelensky has called for fighter jets.The sooner we provide them, the quicker the benefits.We don’t have to idealize Ukraine to acknowledge their tremendous courage,their commitment to defend their land and affirm their right to self determination.They have…

Bolder, Mr Biden.

After long delays the approval for sending tanks to Ukraine was given. But it will take months before they arrive. A delay measured in lives lost.The delay was largely due to German obstructionism. Chancellor Scholz, for whatever reasons, putting up obstacles to assist Ukraine.This delay has given Putin an advantage. Not only can they keep…

Mr Biden. The Upcoming Confrontation. The Putin Paradox

With the weapons reinforcements Ukrainians will now be receiving, they will be able to hold off Russia’s attacks and even push them back. As things stand, the Russians will be no match for properly armed Ukrainians.Soon, therefore, Putin will increase his threats to fire nuclear weapons on the West and at some point, as his…

Two Violent Videos

On the night of 1/7/23, Tyre Nichols, 29, a FedEx employee, was stopped by the police in Hickory Hill, a mostly Black neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee, the reported motive being reckless driving.Mr Nichols was brutally beaten and died three days later at a hospital.Yesterday, the authorities released the video they put together, a composite from…

To The War Reporter

You go to the source of the action,You take the risk,The Ukrainian soldier tells you as much as he’s allowedAnd you sift through it all to capture the essence,Their humanity, their fears, their courage.At those moments, when you’re listening and carefully observingall that you’ve been allowed to immerse in,you become one of them.A Russian missile…

What We Need to Say to Russia Now

One taboo just came down. There are at least two left.The taboo that came down was the one that said the West shouldn’t send tanks into Ukraine because it would upset the Russians. The tanks would be too much fire power and the big bear would growl louder.After much back and forth, finally Britain took…

China and India. War Profiteers

The war needs to end. It is a major disruptor of the economy and great driving force for inflation.The Western alliance has supported Ukraine with America being the one carrying the heavier burden.Sanctions on Russia are working and energy experts say the consequent lack of access to western technology and knowhow is gradually shrinking Russia’s…

Elvis and His Daughter

On 1/14/2023, two days after Lisa Marie Presley died, a WSJ columnist, Bob Greene, wrote a short piece in memoriam.Lisa Marie was 9 years old when Elvis Presley died at his home – Graceland – in Memphis in 1977 at the age of 42.Elvis was already divorced from Priscilla but that day, Lisa Marie was…

Mr Scholz. Can You Be a War Chancellor?

There are no doubts about your talents, sir. Under your leadership, Germans have made strict adjustments in energy consumption. And Germany’s productive capacity has also shown in the speed with which the LNGs (liquified natural gas terminals) have been built.So thank you and Germans for that.But there is still the matter of the Leopard tanks.They…

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