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, […]
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The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary February 5, 2013 By Perry Redd It’s time for a party again…even if it‘s a tea party. The patriots are back, but this time, they’re anything but patriotic. The gun lobby has sicked its dogs on America. Richard Mack, a gun rights advocate and former […]
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 […]
The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary January 8, 2011 By Perry Redd I am of the mind that our country is in the midst of a dramatic change—a change for the worst. Race is at the center of this change. Now that the Republicans have won back the House of Representatives—with […]
Can you believe the depths to which the neo-conservative right will sink to? Just when you thought they could go no lower, like a Limbo pole, they lower the bar. Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, chose to jump directly into the conversation about President Obama’s religion. And let’s take a look at the faith: if Obama was to accept Jesus Christ as his “personal savior,” the way Christians believe one must in order to claim the faith, then why is it that he is still a Muslim to them? Simply because, that’s what they want. Nevermind what he said, never mind the facts.
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.