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Time for Disinformation

October 31, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 30, 2012 By Perry Redd   I get sad and melancholy when I hear my people express intense apathy when it comes to voting. Hell, I get sad when I hear anybody give an excuse not to vote. “Man, it’s an electoral college that […]

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 […]

Honor the Fallen in “The Other War”

June 15, 2010

This country has seen 5,478 deaths in the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the past 8 years of these conflicts. Americans have been reminded constantly that the toll taken on the families and loved ones is grossly unreported. I tend to disagree. For one to question the war, is often mistaken as an attack on the ones fighting it—an intentional misleading by more conservative-minded people. What I am here to talk to you about is the “fallen” in the other war: the war on drugs.

Misdirected Fear

February 5, 2010

It’s clear that certain people in my country are falling short on common sense. Many are advocating the prevention of formerly-convicted persons from gaining employment, in particular, with the Census Bureau. In on-line blogs, they’re saying, “They (convicted felons) will take your social security number…” Don’t they know people who AREN’T felons (bankers) are stealing your information? They have, in many forums, used the fear of “having a felon knock on your door” as their chief talking-point. Really, Google it! I find their fear-mongering as unfounded and without merit…here’s why.