Archive for January, 2014

Anne Frank and Why her Diary is so Important Today

Anne Frank and Why her Diary is so Important Today

[ 10 ] January 27, 2014 |

  One of the more horrific examples of “normalcy bias” is the Holocaust. Barton Briggs, in his book, Wealth, Wisdom and War, wrote, “By the end of 1935,  100,000 Jews had left Germany, but 450,000 still remained. Wealthy Jewish families kept thinking and hoping that the worst was over, many of the German Jews, brilliant, […]

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The War Against the Military and American Spirit…and the Solution

The War Against the Military and American Spirit…and the Solution

[ 4 ] January 21, 2014 |

  In the aftermath of our Government’s repeated attempts to disgrace and dishonor our military and veterans, I thought perhaps it was time to define the American spirit, the spirit that made America exceptional, the spirit that the vast majority of politicians seem to lack and prefer to recognize as right wing terrorism, the spirit […]

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Community Organizers, the Bullies of the Neighborhood

Community Organizers, the Bullies of the Neighborhood

[ 7 ] January 14, 2014 |

  The old familiar door creaked a bit every time it was opened, a sign of it’s use and age. It was the entry to a brown clapboard neighborhood grocery store, Paul’s Market, that had flourished for half a century, even though almost hidden and nondescript between the brown clapboard middle class homes that surrounded it. […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

[ 4 ] January 7, 2014 |

One of the greatest pleasures of the Christmas season is to watch the classic Christmas movies of yesteryear that portray fictional examples of an American culture that embraced community spirit and human kindness. White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life all depict tales of American citizen’s concerned with the simplicity and […]

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