Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 06.16.2018 Alien There are a hundred and ninety-two references to aliens, to strangers in scripture and none of them give license to any person or power to treat those people unjustly. On the contrary, the law of the sacred text calls us to remember where we came from, to remember […]Read more "Alien – Editorial, The Week in Review"
Tragedy The tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, of Kate Spade; wealthy and famous, influential-glitterati should give everyone pause to consider just how fragile we all are, how easily any one of us may succumb to despair. The things you have, or have done, the stuff you have accumulated, the accolades; by themselves they are […]Read more "Tragedy – Editorial, The Week in Review; Analysis, Commentary, Opinion"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 06.02.2018 Our culture is filled with violence. We are surrounded by it, entertained by it, given a steady diet of it, as if violence were like water, the universal solvent, apply it to any issue. Violence will wash it away. We are confused about this, […]Read more "Fear, Anger, Hate, and Violence – Part IV"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 05.26.2018 There is hatred all around the world the world. We come to hate those we fear, who make us angry. Hatred is not a justification for violence, fear provides that, and anger provides the impetus. Hatred allows the violence we perpetrate against one another to […]Read more "Fear, Anger, Hate, and Violence – Part III"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 05.19.2018 There was another school shooting yesterday. In Santa Fe, Texas, a teenage boy with a shotgun and a revolver, guns he had taken from his dad, went to his school and killed ten people, his classmates, and others. He wounded ten more, including the […]Read more "Fear, Anger, Hate, and Violence – Part II"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 05.12.2018 Yoda had this to say to Anikan Skywalker; “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and hate leads to the darkside…much fear in you I sense.” There is a great deal of fear in America, and there is very little reason for any […]Read more "Fear, Anger, Hate, and Violence: Part I"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 05.05.2018 Guns The National Rifle Association is holding its convention this week. Trump and his V.P. spoke there yesterday. The NRA spent over thirty million dollars on the advertising during the presidential campaign in 2016 in support of their ticket. They are a non-profit, they are […]Read more "Guns"