What, pray tell, is the ‘real America’

What, pray tell, is the ‘real America’

In a contentious discussion, on another of my websites, about the removal of monuments to the failed Confederacy that history shows lost the Civil War many years ago, a recurring theme of those who permeated their comments with anger, hate and obscenities declared...

The Civil War is not over

Many admire the work of Ken Burns, a documentary filmmaker whose works that illustrate successes and failures of an America that does not yet deal effectively with its shortcomings. A remastered version of his classic, “The Civil War” began this week on...
Just burn the damn thing

Just burn the damn thing

Public opinion condemning the racism that the Confederate flag promotes continues to rise amid bi-partisan calls to bury this symbol of hatred, prejudice and intolerance. Many point to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that says the Sons of Confederate Veterans...
Get rid of the Confederate flag

Get rid of the Confederate flag

The Confederate flag, symbol of misplaced claims of tradition among proponents and flag of racism for opponents, is on the run. Even Wal-Mart is ridding itself of anything adorned with the racist icon from its shelves and web sites. Wal-Mart announced Monday that the...
Honor thy vet

Honor thy vet

Today is one of two days set aside each year to honor those who put on the uniform and defend our country but remembering those who serve is something we should be doing the other 363 days as well. It doesn’t matter if you agree with the politics of a war or not. The...