Thursday, December 04, 2014

We are all racists

Racism is a human condition. Or better yet, "otherness" is. The American condition is simply exacerbated by it's scope in the face of a culture that prides individual success. Everyone wants to be distinguished, feel distinguished, even if at the expense of others - particularly, at the expense of others. Race differentials makes this easier, particularly for a class that has been impressed upon as being superior, without any consequence.

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Risk of Identity Politics : Division of the Polity

It was an American politician that once said, "all politics is local". Indeed, in American today, the saying can be modified to " all politics is racial", and for the world's melting pot, this is disappointing.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Now we know why Democrats lost : They didn't believe in what they were selling

Selling is an intimate act. One that speaks to who you are, and touches the essence of your belief in yourself and what it is you are attempting to sell. The first person to convince about your product or idea is yourself. You can not expect to make a good impression on others, when you have not made one on yourself.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Ebola Half Measures

The World dropped the ball!

When the latest Ebola epidemic was first identified in Spring, most policy makers in the across the world must have concluded that another "African" problem should be left the "heck" alone, even as a growing number of mostly religion based western charity raced to Liberia and Sierra Leone to help the struggling people of the poverty and war ravaged region cope with another epidemic.