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Don’t Ebola Me, Bro’

August 12, 2014

If I were you, I’d be suspicious. People are out there dying…just not your people. The World Health Organization’s website says between August 2nd and 4th, a total of 108 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 45 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Not So Sleight of Hand

September 27, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary September 27, 2011 By Perry Redd My concern for the people of Palestine goes back to my discipleship and pastoral training in the mid-90’s.  I grew to question the contemporary mainstream American Christian teaching of the history of the region currently know as Israel.  I […]

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 […]

Not So Serious About Syria

August 3, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary August 2, 2011 By Perry Redd Are the resolutions in place?  Has NATO been handed the green light?  Are the assassination teams on the ground yet to get President Bashar Assad?  If not, then why not?  It is said that at least 52 people — […]