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Reparations for the Holocaust and for Slavery: Same, Different or Indifferent?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019 in African-Americans, Government, History, Native Americans, Politics, Society, War | 0 comments

The idea of reparations is not new in the United States. Among them, several reparations to Native-American Indians for lands confiscated and other injustices and, of course, the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 that provided $1.2 billion ($20,000 a person) and an apology to each of the approximately 60,000 living Japanese-Americans who had been interned during World War II.


Posted by on Jun 26, 2019 in 2020 Presidential Election, Bigotry, Christianity, Fascism, Government, History, Impeachment, Politics, Race, Religion, Society, Totalitarianism, Writing | 0 comments

Religion is a powerful force in American politics. And within the Republican Party, Christian conservatives are a crucial interest group. According to a recent Pew Poll, 61% of Republicans report that religion is very important in one’s life, whereas only 47% report the same in the Democratic Party. A breakdown by denomination shows that support for the Republican Party is: 56% among Evangelical Protestants, 37% among Catholics, and 70% among Mormons.It is mystifying to know that this segment of the Republican Party supports the sadistic actions committed on helpless children by Donald Trump and his Republican Party. They will go to the polls and, with their votes, re-elect this dystopian party – this party that offers America nothing but suffering and injustice for the poor. This is the very definition of cognitive dissonance.

Waiting for Fate, and Justice, at Cafe Karma

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019 in Afghanistan, Immigration, Inspiration and Living, Islam, Mexico, Migrants, Politics, Refugees, Society | 0 comments

Absorbing almost daily the horrors of children already cruelly separated from their parents and, then, held in the most squalid conditions and seeing the image of a father and young daughter lying face down in the shallow waters of the Rio Grande, drowned while seeking asylum, how can we not be shaken to the core. Yet, we must not forget that there are also hundreds of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers from other parts of the world seeking refuge and humanitarian protection from persecution in their home country.