Monthly Archives: October 2016

How Well Do You Think You Know American history? Find out!

Oct 30, 2016 | | 5 comments

How well do you think you know American history? Here are some easily research-able historical facts about the United States of America: 1776 – The United States of America was founded as an independent nation based on European “Era of Enlightenment” (Age of Reason) philosophy in 1776, after a war with Britain over unfair taxation. […more]

The Militarization Of Law Enforcement Against Native Americans And Blacks In America

Oct 26, 2016 | | 7 comments

These are the descendants of the first people of the land, the REAL Americans. They’ve been on this land since 10,000 years ago. But, over a period of 352 years, colonizing Europeans stripped Native Americans of their land – mostly by violent and deadly force. For the last 151 years, Native Americans have been forced […more]

I voted! Have you? American Politics

Oct 25, 2016 | | 10 comments

I voted! Have you? #election2016 Understand this, your vote DOES matter. Remember, as a citizen of this country, voting is your civic duty! This is the democratic process. So, go vote – and VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE. Go vote, regardless who you wish to vote for! Your vote counts, and represents America. You have a choice […more]

The Fantasy Of Black Oppression Of White People In America

Oct 24, 2016 | | 5 comments

Someone recently posted the following argument on one of my many #BlackLivesMatter posts: “Anyone growing up in this American society is racist, that includes blacks. I understand blacks don’t want to see themselves as oppressors; no one likes to be called on their shit. Further, the “white privilege” narrative inflames old hatred, resentment, and violence […more]

Of All The Creatures, Only Humans Wage Wars – Why Wars?

Oct 22, 2016 | | 1 comment

“One characteristic that sets humans apart from other animals is the capability to organize sustained warfare against members of their own species, a troubling fact that connects to the problem of PTSD, says Michael Brenner.” … “All of God’s creatures engage in violence; only homo sapiens war with each other. … The question “why war?”” […more]

Another Medley Of Recent Social Posts – Elections, Racism, Religions, And Primates

Oct 21, 2016 | | 3 comments

Protests are erupting in churches to protest wealthy Pastors: The bottom line, the foundational truth, of every theistic religion is this: Religions are a money-making business, regardless of the theology used to justify it. From the start of the first theistic religion, thousands of years ago, that instituted telling citizens (parishioners) that they owe taxes […more]

The United States Was Founded As An ‘Age Of Enlightenment’ Nation

Oct 14, 2016 | | 1 comment

Despite the insistence of a vocal minority of American citizens, this nation never was (nor will be) a Judeo-Christian nation. The United States of America was founded as a liberal-minded European ‘Age of Enlightenment’ nation. The existence of this nation, the United States of America, is based solely and fully upon European Enlightenment era beliefs […more]

We Need To Change The Culture Of Stigmatizing The Victim In This Country

Oct 14, 2016 | | Say something

“This is when the GOP and many of its members truly turned their backs on me. I was shunned. My presence was now considered unwelcome. I had many friends turn their backs on me. I had people I thought I could trust saying awful things about me behind my back. I was told that I […more]

Spirituality Is Looking Upon A Flower Closely

Oct 13, 2016 | | Say something

Spirituality is looking upon a flower closely, and recognizing that you and this flower share a common history and destiny. That your species and its species share a common origin, an origin so intertwined that it is seeable within the very DNA shared by both. Spirituality is about recognizing connection, even while recognizing the differences. […more]

Election 2016, Where The Politically Radicalized White Christians Make Their Final Stand

Oct 13, 2016 | | 2 comments

“When Bill Clinton was in office, my children didn’t know it was the Oval Office. They thought it was called the Oral Office.” … Oh, my! This and references to “dismembered babies” and “harlots” and how “God can use anybody” … including an acknowledge (want to be elected) sinner … “it’s all about what God […more]