I attended an event yesterday. The opening speaker began his remarks with this statement; “Michael Brown’s shadow is in this room.” It was a conference on fair… Read more “It’s Domestic Social Policy, Stupid: In Honor of Michael Brown”
I don’t know why I keep raging against the machine and charging at windmills. All I know is that I feel an emptiness in America despite Barak… Read more “Domestic Social Policy Part II: Where the Po’ People At?! (Re-post from 2008)”
When we allow nameless, faceless corporations and individuals to influence our election and define the issues for us, we will continue to get a government that does not meet our needs. All of those negative ads are disturbingly alike. They are not civic discourse illuminating the issues. The are in fact pure unmitigated marketing designed to lead us as if we are sheep to embrace their slogans. Their purpose is to inbed them in our psyches until we think that what they are telling is us true. That it is real. Those messages become that commercial jingle we just can’t get out of our heads even though it is irritating as hell!