The genesis of a caravan. Human beings coming North to beg the U.S. to make their lives valid.

Want to know the principle reason for the generation of the humanitarian caravan coming out of Central America? Look no further than our own imperial foreign policy in this hemisphere. Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation School of the Americas Watch

We white folks have several among us who are too touchy to function wisely.

Turns out people get angry when you say white Americans are terrorists, too "Other readers were mad. Really mad.  Some of them objected to our decision to call the terrorists “white Americans” instead of “some white Americans” or “white American extremists.” Without qualifying the term, they argued, we were claiming that ALL white Americans were …

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“As Americans, we should never be afraid to say our culture, country and way of life is better than others.”

Turning Point USA is an American conservative, right-wing nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "to educate students about true free market values." It was founded by conservative activist Charlie Kirk, who recently published the tweet shown. Others have responded more powerfully and directly with tweets of their own. But since my FB timeline is essentially …

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how zero tolerance regarding the law and a nation’s lack of humanity is somehow “Amerikan” – whatever that hell that would ever mean.

There's a comparative here. I would ask the President, the administration, ICE, childish Fox News Pundits and those who offer nothing but foolish rationalizations about how zero tolerance regarding the law and a nation's lack of humanity is somehow "Amerikan" - whatever that hell that would ever mean. Thank you to Jim Martin, Jared S. …

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So how come the “greatest country in the world” is afraid of women worldwide practicing natural breastfeeding? 

UPDATE: 07/08/18 : “It was the Russians who ultimately stepped in to introduce the measure — and the Americans did not threaten them,” the report said. (Earlier I published the following.) Just published today in the New York Times: U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials  One of the Ugliest Undersides of American Corporate Welfare …

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Gosh, the cowardly silence is deafening.

Public embarrassment in Montana. Tell me again, what part of our President's character and behavior makes America great again in the eyes of its citizens and the globe? ..... Gosh, the cowardly silence is deafening. Yep ... and I see where some senators of the make-America-great-again party went over there and set them dang Rooskies …

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My nomination for this week’s required reading. In fact, John’s blog out to be required reading every time he publishes.

The Heresy of Christian Nationalism Excerpt: "God loved the world. God is in the world-loving business—not the America-blessing business. You remember the world, don’t you; that massive, spinning sphere of 7.6 billion disparate human beings: brown people, Muslims, LGBTQ folks, Atheists, shithole countries—and lots and lots of non-English speaking, non-Americans? Check out the Old and …

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You ain’t the only pebble on the beach

When you leave your cosy little corner where most folks either agree with you or, regardless, possess mostly similar understandings of what the world is like, you learn stuff. Mark Twain wrote in Innocents Abroad an almost precise expression of what was on my mind during most of our recent journey. “Travel is fatal to …

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