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the media’s race war obsession

As gernades and gunshots ricochet off buildings and homes in the Syrian city of Homs and thousands of people are placed in labor camps, cut off from all of the world in North Korea, the American mainstream media insists on focusing on the real priorities, what they know will stir people up and generate a lot of clicks and viewers… Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.  Yes, somehow this tragedy trumps the genoicde in Syria, the child soliders in Uganda, sex trafficking both globally and right here in the suburbs of U.S. cities and the immense poverty and corruption overtaking America in places like Detroit, Camden and Atlantic City. Continue reading “the media’s race war obsession” »

on the open road

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Just the other day I would’ve never imagined I would be driving across America, but, that’s what I love about my life.  All of my years roadtripping have built up to this.  The mother journey. Continue reading “on the open road” »

a crumbling pillar in our democracy

“Let me draw a distinction,” said former House Speaker and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich in Hanover, New Hampshire in early October of this year.  “Virtually every American has a reason to be angry. I think virtually [every] American has a reason to be worried. I think the people who are protesting in Wall Street break into two groups: one is left-wing agitators who would be happy to show up next week on any other topic, and the other is sincere middle-class people who frankly are very close to the Tea Party people who care. And actually… you can tell which are which. The people who are decent, responsible citizens pick up after themselves. The people who are just out there as activists trash the place and walk off and are proud of having trashed it, so let’s draw that distinction.” Continue reading “a crumbling pillar in our democracy” »