General

Trump and Jesus

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019

  One strange correlation – one of many strange correlations in modern U.S. politics – is the relationship between many Christians and Donald Trump.  Non-believers complain:...

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Political

Trump and the Squad – a Poem

Posted by on Jul 19, 2019

Trump tells the squad to go back The squad tells Trump to go to hell   Trump’s crowd yells “Send her back, send her back” The squad yells: “racist, narcissist, fascist”  ...

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Economic

Buttigieg Wants to Kill Jefferson

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Pete Buttigieg, a democratic candidate for President, wants to tear down statutes of Thomas Jefferson and delete him from honorable mention in history books. This is just what we...

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Policies

Revolution at Starbucks – a poem

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019

A group of young professionals/students sit around a table for a business meeting for an hour Not one cup of coffee   I ask them, “Do you think it would be good to buy a cup...

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Recent Posts

Buttigieg Wants to Kill Jefferson

Buttigieg Wants to Kill Jefferson

May 29, 2019

Pete Buttigieg, a democratic candidate for President, wants to tear down statutes of Thomas Jefferson and delete him from honorable mention in history books. This is just what we need, more denigration of dead white men. And why not?  There is a movement in this country to destroy white supremacy and replace it with the supremacy of people of color.  To be more...

News Blasts, May 5, 2005: North Korea Bombs, Hamas Bombs, Hispanics Smuggle

News Blasts, May 5, 2005: North Korea Bombs, Hamas Bombs, Hispanics Smuggle

May 6, 2019

NYP 5/6/19 Trump’s Negotiating Skills Kim Jong-un, the dictatorial leader of North Korea, after a meeting with Vladmir Putin last week, personally presided over the firing of several short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan. So much for President Trump’s negotiating skills.  Trump’s rival, Senator Schumer, said we should stop “pussyfooting” (is this a sexist...

Cocao and Green

Cocao and Green

Feb 4, 2019

My wife and I were recently in Cocoa Beech, Florida looking for a Vegan restaurant to get something to eat. As usual there was nothing for a Whole Food, Plant-based person. Everything was meat and processed food. So we went to the trusted Google and typed in “Vegan restaurant Cocoa Beech.” We came up the the Green Room and so we put the address into our...

The History of the World in a Nutshell

The History of the World in a Nutshell

Feb 1, 2019

Nerds get doctorates in world history And then get a speciality So they end up not really understanding What the whole shebang is all about Hegel tried to understand history And ended up being trashed for it So let’s you and I give it a shot Let’s try to understand these questions: What’s the whole thing all about? Who are the good guys and...

Belated Merry Christmas

Belated Merry Christmas

Jan 20, 2019

December 21, 2018 To my Clear News friends, (Hold on a second…..I have to get myself together. I have to put on my social persona so that I can write this letter. Let’s see, who am I? That’s right, Mr. Funny Guy, Mr. Philosopher, Mr. Struggling Catholic, Mr. Jean-Paul deCaussade, Jr., and Mr. Existentialist, trying to be authentic. I’ve been getting all these...

Affirmation

Affirmation

Jan 1, 2019

The word “Affirmation”, as used in Clear News means seeing another person as a dignified, lovable, successful person deserving of respect, and treating the person as such.  Affirmation as used here is a psychological concept that was created by the psychiatrist, Conrad Baars. Baars saw a person being treated with affirmation — and accepting it — as a key...

Racialism

Racialism can be defined as looking at social reality with racial perspectives, while not expressing the spirit of hatred.  Racism on the other hand, is perceiving other races than one’s own with a spirit of hatred, which includes the denigration of the other.  With the spirit of hatred, one’s perception of reality is distorted, including the...

Moral and Cultural Relativity

Moral and Cultural Relativity

Jan 1, 2019

This article was updated 7/19/19. There is a current popular belief in moral relativity.  This belief contains the basic premise that we cannot know the difference between right and wrong.  The argument is that all sentences and words can be deconstructed to show that they are contradictory and meaningless. Thus, we can know nothing about nothing. This basic...

The Bombs Drop – a poem

The Bombs Drop – a poem

Dec 17, 2018

(updated from poem published in July 2017) Trump goes to war as Trump pumps 49 missiles into Syria An unprovoked attack caused by moral disgust at kids being killed by chemicals and caused by our rationalized national self-interest Who know what will happen next? As we speak, Russian ships are harassing American ships in the Mediterranean Perhaps this will end...

The Dialectic Strikes Again

The Dialectic Strikes Again

Dec 15, 2018

– The New York Post reported that there is a shocking contradiction between the thought of Democrats and the thought of Republicans. We can look at this contradiction in dialectical terms. There are two opposing Ideas. In a previous article I called one Idea “the beautiful people” and the other “the deplrables.” We can describe...

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