My Unpopular Opinion: Social Distancing Contributed To The Capitol

COVID Restrictions Nearly Led Me Down A Dark Path, How Many Others Got Caught In That Trap? Back in August, I published my most popular blog entry on here, about how I nearly got sucked into the QAnon wormhole that clearly millions of other Americans, including at least two members of Congress, have gotten lostContinue reading “My Unpopular Opinion: Social Distancing Contributed To The Capitol”

A Nation Is Liberated From It’s Tormentor. Now What?

He Can’t Hurt Us Anymore, But The Trauma Will Last For A Long Time. Let’s Do Something Good With It He’s gone. He can’t hurt us anymore. Donald Trump is no longer the President of the United States. He is permanently banned from Twitter. He no longer has any power to yield over those heContinue reading “A Nation Is Liberated From It’s Tormentor. Now What?”

White Privilege Nearly Toppled The United States Government

No One Except A White-Dominated, Conservative-Aligned Movement Could’ve Gotten This Far I know what you’re probably thinking. You probably had an Andrew Sullivan-type reaction to this headline; an eye-roll; a grunt; a “why does everything have to be about race?” I’m sure you have some reaction in there about how “wokeness” is the problem andContinue reading “White Privilege Nearly Toppled The United States Government”

The ‘Cancel Culture’ Battle Is Just An Excuse To Be A Bully

Right Wingers Antagonize And Cross The Line So They Can Make Names For Themselves As A Victim Grifter I promised myself I wasn’t going to write about the Dr. Biden bullshit this week, and this isn’t going to specifically be about that, but a general piece in response to it. As the narrative played out,Continue reading “The ‘Cancel Culture’ Battle Is Just An Excuse To Be A Bully”

When Will Black Lives Matter As Much As Mine Does?

In Interactions With Cops, Black Americans Are Held To A Standard Unlike Anyone Else In Free Societies When the indictment against one of the three cops who were involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky last March were announced on Wednesday, it at first seemed like it was a relief. One cop,Continue reading “When Will Black Lives Matter As Much As Mine Does?”

If You Love America, You’ll Want It To Fundamentally Change. Here’s How.

Our Nation Is Broken: Stop Defending An Untenable System Because You Think It’s The Patriotic Thing To Do There’s a scene in Downton Abbey that I’ve linked it below (relevant scene starts at 2:27), where Martha Levinson, played by Shirley MacLaine, arrives in England from America for the wedding of her granddaughter, Mary Crawley (MichelleContinue reading “If You Love America, You’ll Want It To Fundamentally Change. Here’s How.”

This Is Exactly The America Trump Voters Wanted

The Chaos And Misery Are The Price They’re Making Us Pay For Wanting A Better Nation When I was in the Fifth Grade at a private Catholic school in Queens, we enrolled the school’s only black student – Donell. His mother had enrolled him because she hoped he would have better opportunity at a goodContinue reading “This Is Exactly The America Trump Voters Wanted”

The Offensive Joke Wasn’t Funny in 1989, And It Isn’t Funny Now

‘Cancel Culture’ and ‘Political Correctness’ Battles Are About Protecting Privilege And Superiority Who is the bigger snowflake? The people who nicely suggested to Trader Joe’s that its branding of cultural items pushes racist stereotypes and maybe they should think about changing it – or the white people who never even thought about the subject untilContinue reading “The Offensive Joke Wasn’t Funny in 1989, And It Isn’t Funny Now”

It’s Not About Erasing History, It’s About Holding It Accountable.

I’ve been to Germany. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit the first thing I wanted to do when I got there was find some Nazi Museum. I’m a history buff and I’m especially keen on European history, but I didn’t want to see anything related to the Holy Roman Empire or Charlemagne or MartinContinue reading “It’s Not About Erasing History, It’s About Holding It Accountable.”

From Lockdown, A Letter To My 11-Year Old Self About Witnessing History

I’ve always wanted to be a part of history, and fate intervened to give me what I wanted, good and hard. When I was a child, I would watch and read the news and see all the historical events happening around the world and wish I was there. In fact, I got my start asContinue reading “From Lockdown, A Letter To My 11-Year Old Self About Witnessing History”