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They Hate Us

September 24, 2014

I hate to be fatalistic here, but this will likely be the last social commentary I deliver to the general public. This not because I am dying from some horrid terminal illness, nor is it because I am choosing to take my own life, but because I am herein making the grandest accusation of negativity […]

Minimalizing Insanity

June 11, 2014

The need for mental health facilities is growing to levels of the greatest necessity in the past 50 years but not because of mass shootings of late. No. The baseless defense of “mental health” increases conservative Libertarians’ propaganda as the answer to making a healthier America, but the premise doesn’t apply exclusively to guns…add the […]

Follow the Dots of Exploitation

December 4, 2013

The time is here; two of the six Walmarts slated for DC are set to open tomorrow.  I’ll be there, but not as a consumer.  I’ll be standing—protesting—in opposition to the store and more importantly, what the store stands for: exploitation.  Not that capitalism isn’t exploitative on it’s own, just that Walmart expands the definition […]

The Golden Arch of the Universe Bends Toward Injustice

November 6, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks commentary from Socially Speaking  by Perry Redd I’ve spent time talking and educating extensively on my radio Socially Speaking, about Walmart and its low wages, it’s resistance to cover its employees with health benefits and a host of other dishonorable workplace practices, but here I want focus on another […]

Politicians of Convenience

August 7, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks Commentary by Perry Redd August 7, 2013 I’ve been watching the early stages of our city’s race to replace our current mayor, Vincent Gray. We’ve got a slew of early petitioners for the seat. They all seem to look the same: anti-people, pro-corporation, anti-Black, pro-gentrification, though one candidate is […]

Watch Who You Call Qualified

June 17, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary by Perry Redd   Since the current news cycle is going bonkers over the NSA leak scandal, I have to put it in an Other Side of the Tracks perspective.  I’ll justly focus on our chief spy agency, the NSA, and their hiring of Ed […]

One Is A Hundred

November 28, 2012

November 27, 2012  by Perry Redd   Most Americans were unconcerned about the efforts to garner and renew the respect of Walmart workers.  Some Americans asked, “What’s wrong with Walmart? I like Walmart!”  The protests on Black Friday were not designed to end capitalism or crush Walmart, though some in the media attempted to portray it […]

Where Is Our Priority?

October 3, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 2, 2012 By Perry Redd   America is insane.  The American people are the most wishy-washy, forked-tongued, easily-mislead people on earth.  The NFL referee strike/lockout is over.  Football is supposedly, back to normal.  That employee-employer tug-of-war seemed to incense this country and the general […]

Making Policy On the Fly

December 7, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 6, 2011 By Perry Redd   You wanna talk about improbable?  I was going back over my commentary from May of this year.  I am not going to eat my words, but they are a bit haunting right about now.  Do you remember what […]

Immigration In Your Back Yard

July 6, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary July 5, 2011 By Perry Redd What are you all going to do when you find that the thing you hate is in your back yard? What I’ve come to learn is that with conservative ideology, many of the social and economic positions taken, like […]