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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, […]

Race Made It’s Own Place

May 1, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary By Perry Redd So, the drama has ended. They got their man…they always do. It’s the “American Way.” The question is, how do they get him? No, I didn’t bring race up again, it just happened. You hear events and then think. You just do. […]

Dreams of A Reason to Commit Treason

February 6, 2013

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 […]

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 […]

The Tea Party Is On the Rampage

January 8, 2011

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 […]

It Happens To Us All the Time

November 23, 2010

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary November 23, 2010 By Perry Redd The 24-hour news cycle has its latest “flavor of the month”…the TSA pat downs. At many airports around the nation, the Transportation Security Administration is now using full body scanner machines and also much more invasive pat-down searches. While […]

When Clinging to God Is Convenient

September 1, 2010

Here I am, nine months later reviving the words of a former commentary of mine about “Obama’s Prophecy” from last November…how quickly we forget. Our president is a prophet and we don’t know it. It’s been nearly two years since he was elected when 53% of Americans said they wanted change. Unfortunately, 46% said they didn’t. During the heat of the primaries, the then junior senator from Illinois knew that certain people needed it—and would act up if things didn’t. What he didn’t know is how people would act up…if they did.

When Christianity Is a Bad Word

August 25, 2010

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.

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.