Veterans Day: peace should have been the focus

Last weekend practically every sporting event was inundated with commemoration of the Veterans of US wars. As was the orginal intent of its original name Armistice Day, the day should motivate somber reflection and an honest assessment of just what US veterans of wars have been asked to do. “Thank you for your service,” people…

Hurricane Matthew be damned US government again deporting Haitian refugees

The Republican president elect Donald Trump, no rather the Democratic administration of the Black American Barack Hussein Obama in a very callous and cold hearted move, has ordered the deportation of Haitian asylum seekers to the island in which nearly a thousand died and a million have been displaced by Hurricane Matthew, which tore through…

Election reflection: Stop the sky is not falling (it already was)

Donald Trump’s election has people (many of whom are not usually prone to desperation but thoughtful analysis) giving in to despair, hopelessness and the blame game. Somebody tried blaming the revolutionaries, the Russians, the rednecks and even their cat for the Trump win.   Some said this is what happens cause they shut out Bernie….

Election 2016: the Eve of Destruction

All the hand-wringing and conversation around this election plays into the hands of the power structure. Change, real change for the better in the US has never come through the ballot box. Real change comes from the streets not the presidential suites. As someone once said, “if voting changed anything they would make it illegal.”…

Oregon, Standing Rock and Manifest Destiny

The treatment of the Oregon occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon protesters and the Standing Rock protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by the US government, again highlight the double standard when it comes to the treatment of colored folks and whites. But at the heart of the different responses…