If you despise basketball analogies move on. My fifteen seasons on the bench in a suit and tie taught me a lot and much of it is applicable to politics (in my mind anyway). I’ll be going back to my days at the high school level and before the shot clock.
I am neither a wealthy nor powerful man. However since I was born in America with white skin I’ve benefited from white privilege my entire life. Unless there is a colossal change in American culture between here and the end of this journey I will continue to be the beneficiary of it. That doesn’t mean I should be ignorant of or indifferent to the life others must endure or their ancestors endured. Reading is one way to gain some of that knowledge. Let’s explore. Continue reading Delivering White Privilege From Ignorance
Donald Trump operates on the theory that he is always the smartest guy in the room. The only time that is true is when he is alone. He treats the American public like we are a bunch of morons and I’m getting sick of it. I have a feeling I’m not alone in that thought and a lot of other are far from fooled by him. Let’s explore. Continue reading We Are Not All Stupid
Without a doubt the biggest political story in America last week was the conoravirus. It is a developing scandal which I am choosing to call Coronagate. Ever since Watergate we have called major American political scandals something gate. The Trump administration has been one continuous series of scandals the two biggest being Russiagate and Ukrainegate. Russiagate included the Mueller investigation and Ukrainegate included the impeachment of Donald Trump. Coronagate has the potential to be much larger and we can already see Trump preparing to shift the blame much more than solve the problem. Let’s explore. Continue reading Coronagate
Unless I’m totally misreading the political tea leaves the House of Representatives will impeach Donald Trump in the relatively near future. How or even if he will be removed from office is a much murkier picture at this point. (If I had to bet I’d still bet resignation ala Nixon, but that is far from a sure thing.) There are simply too many players entering and leaving the “stage” for even political junkies, let alone average Americans, to keep track of. If I published five times a day instead of five times a week I still couldn’t cover it all. Today I’d like to discuss a name you need to remember. To date he has been a minor fringe player that has hardly received mention. That will not be the case when the final chapter is written. The name is Brain Benczkowski. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Name To Remember