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Posts Tagged ‘Palestine

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 […]

Do A Mandela

December 13, 2013

I’ve watched with a jaundiced eye contorted attempts by America’s elite class to reconcile its transparent contradictions between morality and exceptionalism.  They just spent a week praising Nelson Mandela who passed from this life last week.  Good for him…because seeing these disingenuous shivs makes me want to puke. The talk has been about the greatness […]

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 […]