I think a good portion of my time on social media during Trump’s term as President has been trying to remove all evidence of him from my feeds.
“Death, Taxes, Cal Ripken, Jr.” These words along with a larger than life image of Baseball’s “Iron Man” were prominently displayed for many years in downtown Baltimore.
It’s getting to the point where I’m no fun anymore. That’s not just a lyric from a Crosby, Stills and Nash song, but probably how some of my friends and family feel about me these days…
An Account of the Protest for Defunding SPD in Solidarity Against Racist State Oppression (7/25/2020) By Brendan M. I arrived at Seattle Central College with a friend at around 1:30. There looked to be a few thousand people slowly gathering across the college lawn. There were speakers, mostly younger BIPOC, who organized this protest inContinue reading “Solidarity In Seattle”
By Victoria Lynn Hall My favorite era in just about everything is the late sixties and early seventies, especially when it comes to music. This is probably in large part because I grew up with siblings who were six and seven years older than me, so their music was the soundtrack of my childhood. IContinue reading “Things Goin’ On”
CHOP Seattle June 2020 (An Ode to CHOP) By Abraham Entin When my soul speaks I hear the echo of music It speaks in the rhyme of Time And of no time It says I seek the seeker I welcome the wanderer I want to make a home in my heart For the Sisters ofContinue reading “When My Soul Speaks”
By Lorie Michaels “When you are judging a brother, you are wrong, even if you are right.” Marianne Williamson The conversation I’m sharing below is with my niece, Payton. We live in very different areas of the US. She’s in Oklahoma, I’m in California. Payton has three lovely girls and supports Trump. I was nationalContinue reading “Lorie and Payton: Family First”
By Abraham Entin When the Second World War ended, the Free Market Capitalism of the West and the State-driven authoritarianism of Soviet Russia (alongside of Chinese Communism) emerged as opponents for a new world order. During that period, lasting from the late 1940’s through the 1960’s, the leaders of the “Free World” made promises toContinue reading “The Three Promises of Free-Market Capitalism”
cover photo: April 19, 1967: Stokely at Garfield High School Seattle, WA Observer – Michael Harrington Are we witnessing a revolution? I am seeking echoes from the Civil Rights era to answer that question. Kwame Ture said before he died, “The job of a revolutionary is, of course, to overthrow unjust systems and replace themContinue reading ““Black Power” to Black Lives Matter: Stokely Carmichael (aka: Kwame Ture) Speaks for Today”
By Abraham Entin In 1960/61, graduation from a public high school in Chicago, I came across a book entitled Growing Up Absurd. The Author, Paul Goodman, wrote about the impact of “education” on young people of that era. The New York Times put it this way: “For Goodman, the unhappiness of young people was aContinue reading “Growing Up Absurd”