A Farewell to Alarms?

  Could this really be goodbye for Alex Jones? The conspiracy theorist has just been banned by Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify. And my response is: What took you guys so long? Alex Jones is a bad joke. A dangerous bad joke. He is the kind of hazard  Oliver Wendell Holmes obviously meant when he […]
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Shades of Al Capone?

  As I follow the intricate web of evidence emerging in the Mueller probe, echoes of the case that finally put Al Capone (photo) behind bars reverberate in my mind. No, I don’t really think Trump is a latter-day Scarface. He isn’t that deadly. But I feel in my bones that the president of the […]
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Fascism Next Door

  The hate filled attack on “the media” by my Tampa Bay neighbors yesterday leaves me stunned and dismayed. I cringed as I watched a video of the pro-Trump crowd heckling CNN’s Jim Acosta. Faces I might encounter in Publix, as we exchange polite smiles and “excuse me’s,” are contorted in rage. Folks who might […]
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A Hiatus and a Warning.

  If you don’t see any blogs in the next few days, don’t worry. Trump’s minions have not come for me. Webmaster Xavier is making improvements. Here’s the email I got this morning: They started work on the blog consolidation; however they are not done. It is taking a little longer than expected. I am […]
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Strong Man Never Wrong?

  Growing up in Jamaica, I often heard the saying, “Strong man never wrong.” It was a reflection of the society of the times. Jamaica was a colony in which white colonists and British civil servants called the shots. The black majority had no say. They were expected to do as they were told, treat […]
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In a Strange Land

  As Trump’s apparatchiks sort through citizenship applications from long, long ago, apparently threatening to revoke my right to live in America, my desire to stay grows ever less fervent. I hardly recognize America today. In Central Florida, where I live, a man was just gunned down in a fight over a handicapped parking space, […]
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In an Age of Cyber Wars

  I don’t own a smart phone. I use an old-fashioned flip phone and I have trouble reading texts or retrieving voice mail messages on it. I don’t own a laptop or a notebook. I sit at a desk and type these blogs on a 10-year-old PC that crashes mysteriously from time to time. As […]
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The Question Before Us

  So Trump has left no doubt about his loyalty to Putin and his disloyalty to America. Some are calling it treason. And Americans are left facing the most vital question of our time: What do we do now? What should we do? What can we do? What must we do? We must do something. […]
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Just Following Orders

  Like  Adolf Eichmann, who tried to excuse his monstrous atrocities by saying he was “just following orders,” the border guards who are taking children away from their parents are committing a crime against humanity. If I were a border guard, I would resign rather than obey such a heinous order. But I  haven’t read […]
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Royal Blood? Really?

  I suppose the love affair the media seem to be having with “royalty” is no more bizarre than the fan frenzy some performers inspire. But, personally, I cannot get my head around the idea that an individual with no unique physical, mental or spiritual assets should be set upon a throne and showered with […]
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