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The Rise of Reality-Denial

I'm not a sociologist. Nor am I a political scientist, historian, psychologist, or any other type of remotely relevant expert. But I am a citizen of 21st century America, a distinction I am less proud of than I once was.... Continue Reading →

America’s Last Letter

Wow. Just wow. Incredibly powerful piece of writing right here.

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The suicide note of our nation,

America’s last letter

was started long before

America was America

was started before

the continent was even discovered

and occupied

and colonized

it began as a journal entry of an Italian guy

line one was Christopher Columbus

describing the Arawaks

“They would make fine servants….

With fifty men we could subjugate them all

and make them do whatever we want.”

Lines were penned by Vespucci

around the turn of the century

and Cortes grabbed the quill,

and then Pizarro and Grenville,

and a line of the letter was written on the water

aboard a Dutch ship in 1619

as it carried human cargo to Jamestown

but that line was inspired more than a hundred years prior

as the first black slaves were brought into Hispaniola in 1503

turning human beings into a commodity

and the next line, was about a city

shining on a…

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One Nation

I'm terrified. Absolutely terrified. I've been wrestling with these thoughts and emotions for awhile, trying to make sense of it all, but I can't. There is no sense in it. It feels like America is dying, which hurts me to... Continue Reading →

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