My Writings

American Flag

America’s Lies

Last week, I wrote about some of the many lies in America’s history. Lies that have been turned into myths and taught to our children …

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Alamo Memorial

Remember the Alamo!

Of all the things I found moronic and offensive about the President’s State of the Union Address last week, none was more painfully ridiculous than …

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Judge's Gavel

The Impeachment Trial of President Trump

As a rule, I focus on the issues that are most important to me and try not to get too bogged down in issues of …

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White Folks’ Masters – What About The Ruling Elite?

Something brought to light by the advent of Trump’s America that goes back quite a ways is the problem of white folks identifying with their …

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Who are We Fooling this Martin Luther King Jr Day?

Martin Luther King’s birthday is not only a time to honor Dr. King’s legacy, but also to reflect on the status of racial injustice in …

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Distorting the Reality of Ukraine

President Trump’s calamitous distortions come so quickly that I barely have time to scribble my thoughts down before a new absurdity bursts forth across the …

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Elizabeth Warren

A Woman President

As someone who lived in a time when women weren’t even allowed to vote (the 19thAmendment giving women the right to vote wasn’t ratified until …

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Kamala Harris

Is Kamala Harris Black?

Among the latest Trump-family-induced, race-related controversies is the issue of whether Kamala Harris is really “black,” whether her Jamaican heritage disqualifies her from being a …

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Slave Cabins

The Legacy of Slavery

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the legacy of slavery, and this son of a Cotton Kingdom slaveholder wants to be sure everyone …

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United States Electoral College

Abolishing the Electoral College

They’re already talking about the possibility of President Trump winning a second term despite losing the popular vote; supposedly he could lose by as many …

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Stock Market Economy

The Economy Ain’t So Good!

Am I the only one who’s sick and tired of hearing how wonderful the economy is doing?  Okay, maybe according to the government’s obsolete methodology …

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Robert E Lee

Robert E. Lee’s Skill as a General is Irrelevant

President Trump is just plain wrong about Robert E. Lee’s skill as a general.  Believe me, if there’s anything this former Confederate officer can speak …

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Blackface

Blackface

Am I the only one who can’t believe Governor Northam of Virginia still hasn’t resigned? 

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Mexican American Border Wall

A National Emergency?

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Ralph Northam

Ralph Northam Should Resign

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Refugees

Fear of “the Other”

All this hysteria about building a border wall (well, President Trump’s hysteria, anyway) is mostly based on fear and hatred of “the other.”

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The Confederate Flag

There was recently an article in The Guardian entitled “Pride and Prejudice? The Americans Who Fly the Confederate Flag” that is worthy of attention.

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quote about Kentucky

Lately I’m reminded of one of Abraham Lincoln’s famous quotes during the Civil War, a time that is still fresh in my mind given how I sacrificed my mortal life fighting on the wrong side of that awful conflict.

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Burning Dumpster

Exploiting the Murder of Mollie Tibbetts

Even I, the Gallant Pelham, the same dude who has been railing about America’s disgraceful treatment of the “other” for over 150 years (if only recently on the Internet!), can hardly believe that President Trump, not to mention a sizeable contingent of the Republican Party, is using Mollie Tibbetts’s murder by an illegal Mexican immigrant to stir up his “base” and gain support for his ridiculous border wall.

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville a Year Later (Part 3)

When I last left off I was talking about the impact of globalization and the “new economy” on the surge of racism in our country, but let’s not forget technology and the automation it’s spawned.

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