Ken Cuccinelli recently mutilated of meaning behind the Statue of Liberty and “The New Colossus” to justify his racist policies. White nationalists right now sit in the highest seats of power in the land, pushing their horrid agendas and vandalizing our history to give them a sense of legitimacy. I broke down what’s going on. Check it out at Torchlight Media.
Torchlight Media: Trump’s White Nationalist Administration Slaps Liberty in the Face Again
I wrote this on my Facebook wall, inspired by media and punditry’s continued silence on where we are now:
On this Fourth of July, I know a lot of people who have celebration plans. I know others who can’t bring themselves to celebrate, in light of certain humanitarian crises created by our own government with no remorse and no intention of mitigating anything any time soon. And I know of some who are all gung ho for a display of military might in Washington, DC because why shouldn’t there be?
Shattered walls of rainbow light
Now glow infernal.
Recent events in Paris triggered ruminations on how art can transcend its contextual origins to affect us a primal level. Let us take comfort in that art, and remember how, once upon a time, craftsmen played with light to create a glimpse of Heaven down on Earth.
Let me tell you a little story.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that silenced the guns on the Western Front during World War I.
My friend, Bryan Alexander, has some ruminations of his own today. Please take a read. His words are informative and thought provoking.
As for me, the following text is from a speech I gave today to commemorate the anniversary. A big thank you to all who attended and read “In Flanders Fields” along with me.
Hi there, all you Conservatives and those who lean Right,
Now is the time. Right now. This is where you have another chance to tell the rest of us where you stand. By your own words and deeds will you be assessed.
Warning: This post contains some graphic, or disturbing photos.
This July 4th, as we reflect on who we are and who we want to be as Americans, I decided to share the story of my father’s immigrant family. There’s not much to tell. And that’s the point, really.
On July 4th, we celebrate the document drafted by immigrants to these shores and their children which enumerated their reasons for breaking the law and rebelling against their country. As we do so, immigration stances and policies put forth the by the White House stand under scrutiny. We should be taking a hard look at them. We should be trying to get some perspective.
This photo sums up a lot of my feelings on the recent North Korea summit.
Notice I did not say summit with North Korea?
Look at the photo. Who’s really in charge?