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 news flashed across my phone’s screen a few hours ago. 14 children and a teacher were killed in a Texas elementary school.What? Wasn’t it just 10 days ago that 10 African Americans were killed at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York?Yes. And still it happened again. And it will keep happening.Voices in support… Continue reading Guns and The Fragility of Our Egos
He was sitting at his desk in his bunker when the call came in. The general he had summoned had arrived. Putin reached over to the photo of Josef Stalin he kept on his desk and put it in one of the drawers.The general stepped in. Putin signaled for him to take a seat across.… Continue reading The Butcher of Moscow
The war is settling into a slow, painful grind. Russia is concentrating in the East but have made gains in the southern border. A protracted war is likely to end with an advantage for Russia, since they have access to more fighting materiel. Which brings up the matter of how much more assistance to give… Continue reading Changing Thoughts on the War
A recent article in the WSJ coauthored by former senator Joe Liebermann, addressed the matter. Here I add my thoughts.Recep Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has been in power for years but could not get his nation into the European Union. His governing style has not measured up to their standards. But now that Finland and Sweden… Continue reading Turkey, NATO and Biden
The massive loss of life that Putin has unleashed has its roots in a set of emotional perceptions.Yet I am almost sure, that none of the heads of state who have attempted to mediate with the Russian, have asked him, ‘why are you afraid?’ or ‘are you envious of the West?’Putin would deny he was.Acknowledging… Continue reading The War and the Language of Emotions
What to do about Hungary?They’re ruled by an autocrat, Viktor Orban, who they just reelected easily.They also like Putin. Which helps explain their choice.They refuse to join in the West’s vigorous support of Ukraine.They just told the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von Leyen, that they had no interest in joining the EU’s embargo… Continue reading Reflections on the War
Dear Elon:You are being deified and you’re loving it. Which worries me.Here are statements I read earlier in an Associated Press article published today.‘You have a guy who probably has an unmeasurable IQ…’ said a professor in Michigan referring to you.C’mon, man, don’t believe a word of it. Your IQ is measurable.Here’s another, from a… Continue reading The Deification of Elon Musk
There’s much talk about the possibility of a nuclear war if Putin is pushed too hard in Ukraine.Particularly now that his army has underperformed and the quick victory he imagined, with Ukrainians bowing reverentially to his majesty as he made his triumphant journey to Kyiv, has been shown to be a fantasy.In his despair, Putin… Continue reading Why There Won’t Be A Nuclear War
C is Cuban. Chi is Chinese. C – It’s amazing what you’ve done with your country in such short time.Chi – Thank you.C – You are now a rival to the United States.Chi – And pretty soon we will be the most powerful economy in the entire world.C – Wow. And to think we both… Continue reading A Chinese and a Cuban Talk Politics. Part I
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