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Archive for the ‘War’ Category

Are We Scared Yet?

September 30, 2014

Gotta ask yourself: where did these “terrorists” come from? Why is it that every terrorist group you read about in the news has a bullseye on the United States? It seems like every time the national conversation on fairness, justice or equality comes up, another “war on terror” pops up. Are you scared yet? Look, […]

Avoiding Facts In Gaza

July 24, 2014

You’ve heard the phrase, “Keep Hope Alive.” Well, when it comes to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, I don’t. I’m not keeping hope alive. Hell, killing human beings indiscriminately doesn’t keep hope alive. I’m not a pessimist, but I am a realist. Misplaced hope is only mind sugar for fools. It gives an immediate “up,” then […]

Soviet-Style Republic of Democrats

March 25, 2014

Sure, I may sound extreme, but I’ll demonstrate extreme to you. I live, work and pay taxes in Washington, DC—not the DC you see on TV, but the place where people eat, sleep and pay rent. The place where war wages in the most translucent ways. The aboriginals are under siege, the resources are being […]

What Veterans Day Leaves Out

November 13, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks Yesterday was yet another Veterans Day.  The many reminders via mainstream American media floated on every conceivable thoroughfare.  Whether television—public or cable—radio, internet or printed media, honoring America’s fighting men and women was the order of the day.  For reasons untold, I just couldn’t feel it.  So now, I’ll […]

Banning Brotherhood

September 25, 2013

“The Other Side of the Tracks”  A Socially Speaking commentary by Perry Redd The news coming out of Africa has been amazingly American lately.  I’d say, “their news is our news,” and I wonder why?  I understood Afghanistan and Iraq’s daily affairs prevailing on our television screens since we invaded and occupied them, but why […]

Between a Rock and the Impossible

September 9, 2013

“The Other Side of the Tracks”  a Socially Speaking commentary  by Perry Redd For President Barack Obama, doing the right thing can be made to look like the crime of the century, which he’s probably on the brink of committing.  The tragedy which is Syria is again, playing out of the favor of the middle-of-the-road […]

Have We Humbled Yet?

September 12, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary September 11, 2012 By Perry Redd I wrote a commentary over a decade ago; as a matter of fact, 11 years to the day: September 11, 2001.  I wrote on what has become, an on-going theme: the arrogance of America.  I said, “Today, America’s arrogance […]

Just A Bump In the Road

October 25, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 25, 2011 By Perry Redd   This should end the war in Libya.  A war reported as “civil” for it was between the rebels opposing the infamous, longtime leader of Libya, now-deceased Moammar Gadhafi.  Gadhafi was brutally killed last week by those pursuing him […]

Illusion of Democracy

September 15, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary September 13, 2011 By Perry Redd   This is all about the illusion. An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. While illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most  people. An example is: “America […]

No Comparing Apples to Oranges

February 8, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary February 8, 2010 By Perry Redd This commentary will do one of two things: it will either open robust and earnest dialogue on matters of great import to Americans or it will draw the ire of self-important people who discount the experiences of others.  Of […]