Is the darkness viewing my blog tonight? I wonder. I've had more page hits from a single user than ever before. Yeah, I see the stats. Is it the darkness? The hate? You see, I've publicly and loudly declared who I am on a public forum here in Melrose, MA. Said it to the trolls, … Continue reading The Darkness
"I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually". - Jame Baldwin Be the PebbleAct
We, and when I say we, I mean we white people, need to own the violence that that has been committed in our names, our history, all of it, especially the violence against Blacks and Native Americans. We need to own the violence of slavery, the repression of Jim Crow, the genocide of Native Americans. … Continue reading Acceptance
Just look at the word. It sounds like it could be a 1970's disco dance craze. Or perhaps it's a racist jungle cry from an old Tarzan movie. It's neither. It's something far worse, darker, and it's here. The second most deadly terrorist attack on US soil was committed by a white nationalist. Yes, not … Continue reading Boogaloo!
"be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity" - Horace Mann, 1859 Be the pebble - Act
Have you ever taken a walk with a pebble in your shoe, a small stone? I doesn't take much at all, something tiny, to be irritating. And yes, there are many that need to be irritated in this world we live in. Those who shout "All lives matter" when you are holding a sign that … Continue reading Be the Pebble (part 2)
Be the pebble. That's going to be my new signature / hashtag. Be the pebble. Why? Go out some day on a calm day with no wind. Find a pond. The surface will be flat. Toss a pebble into the pond. What happens? Small ripples that spread and keep going. Toss another. More ripples. The … Continue reading Be The Pebble
So apparently the #asswipeinchief, you know who I mean, said that #BLM is about hate. I've said enough. I don't need say more about his stupidity and disgusting behavior. I will say this: I am tired of hearing that Black Lives Matter. Yeah, get over it. I just wrote that. And someone will use that … Continue reading Black Lives Matter
Who is David? How did he get to be? What influenced him to believe that Black Lives Matter? That working on Anti-Racism is important?
So yesterday I was out holding my sign. Like every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, my new connection David drove by. As he passed I yelled out "I have something for you". He took a break, stopped by, and I gave him a copy of my "raised fist" posting, and we talked about why I couldn't. … Continue reading A Raised Fist (Part 2)