‘Route to Tyranny’: Human Rights Watch Lists Trump as a ‘Threat’

Totalitarianism continues to permeate my thoughts.  The spectre of fascism seems far-fetched, but I each time I see historically based facets of it come to pass I wonder if this is how it begins.  Daily reminders as we approach the inauguration of Donald Trump.  I’ve watched the political ascension of president elect Donald Trump with dispair because of ease… Read More ‘Route to Tyranny’: Human Rights Watch Lists Trump as a ‘Threat’

John Lewis vs Trump

The essence of the greater issue is: “…the existential crisis Trump’s elevation poses to our faltering democracy” –  quote taken from “Democratics Should follow John Lewis` lead” by Michelle Goldberg, Slate Magazine. The details of the exchange are the video above and Trump’s responses quoted below.  I disagree with both men, only in part with… Read More John Lewis vs Trump

To the Democratic Party – a concise reminder of who you are

In light of the season: the upcoming national party political conventions and the calamitous presidential race of 2016, we need a break.  Something worthy, compelling, intelligent. A reminder to all invested in upright governance and social justice.  What seems difficult to define becomes more succinct and substantial when you listen to Barbara Jordan.  A black… Read More To the Democratic Party – a concise reminder of who you are

A Taste of the Clinton Machine |watch your back

Voting for Hillary?  Suspicious?  Curious?  Just Dislike? This video presents a small, but important for its narative supported by documentation, example of the Clinton machine.  Stunning modus operandi.  It is an in-depth, 10-minute preview for a documentary. I’m not out to “smear” Hilliary Clinton.  That implies that I have an agenda.  Vote and support who…

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M. Albright’s Special Hell in Context, and it’s still lame

A remaster of an old, Starbucks cup worthy, 2008 quote that initially had “nothing to do with politics”.  I still hate the statement in any form.  It is narrow-minded, juvenile, outdated, exclusionary, and offensive.  And I am a middle-aged, social injustice minded, black woman. The article also has the full context for the latest iteration,…

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Nigeria’s Bright Future

Premature Celebration!  Sometimes we need see a light in this sea of darkness. I will enjoy the moment. And think about the potential move away from the decades of greed and despotism that has plagued post-colonial African countries. “Sidi, is an assistant lecturer of English language at the Liberal Studies department of the Federal Polytechnic…

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International Crisis Group

I read about conflict quite a bit.  The only way to remain sane is to include sources that help to provide solutions, not just reports, blame, and criticism. The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. Contents1 The Crisis Group in the field – video2 Links3 Crisis Group…

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