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Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Ground Beneath her Feet

"The world is not cyclical, not eternal or immutable, but endlessly transforms itself, and never goes back, we can assist in that transformation.

"Live on, survive, for the earth gives forth wonders. It may swallow your heart, but the wonders keep on coming. You stand before them bare headed, shriven. What is expected of you is attention.

"Your songs are your planets. Live on them but make no home there. What you write about, you lose. What you sing, leaves you on the wings of song.

"Sing against death. Command the wildness of the city.

"Freedom to reject is the only freedom. Freedom to uphold is dangerous.

"Life is elsewhere. Cross frontiers. Fly away."

--Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet.

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Black Family

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Sunday, September 13, 2015

On Humankind

Humans will never cease to amaze me.

Humans are the only animals who kill their own on a massive scale. They even taught dogs how to do it for sport.

Monday, September 7, 2015

On Religion

People become the God they worship.

Have you noticed that God has similar sentiments as, let us say, shady characters.

I find those who preach ostentatiously about God are the least qualified to know about one.

It's not that I hate God, it's the other way around.

Religion is like meth: the more you sniff it, the more you want it.

All religions are human inventions, except, of course, yours and mine.

Adam and Eve were very lucky, they didn't have to date for a while before they had sex.

God seems to be too needy, he needs all people to think they really need him.

If God were a guy, I wouldn't want to hang out with him, for he's capricious and hard to please.

People say, God is watching ... it's about time he stops watching and starts doing.

Who officiated Adam and Eve's marriage, God?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Democracy in the Middle East?

Democracy in the Middle East? What a bloody joke. Is it plausible that the Arabs, most of them, will change their ancient ways of thousands of years (e.g., culture, values, religion) and embrace western democracy? Never. They're going back to the seventh century. And for a simple but powerful reason: Islamic democracy is an oxymoron.

For instance, look at Tunis, Egypt, and Libya, where are they going? They want the fiendish Sharia Law: polygamy, amputations, lashings, denial of religious freedoms for their outclassed minorities, and more - not less - oppression of women. The Arabs haven't the slightest idea of what democracy means. Don't expect much from this so-called Arab Spring, a will-o'-the-wisp.

Once the Arabs, most of them, dwell in the seventh century for another thousand years, they just might realize that no one else is still left here on Earth, so to speak, but themselves. And then they will, perhaps, figure out the meaning of democracy: freedom of action and freedom of thought.

These upheavals in the Middle East are natural reactions to sever economic conditions coupled with draconian political arrangements.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On Women

I am at a loss of words, words to describe my fondness of women. Women, the scent of the goodness of this earth, are the vehicles of life and sustenance.
The givers, the nurtures, the mothers, the sisters, the daughters, the wives, I cherish them all. They spend their lives giving comfort to others. It's time, had been time, for the men to do right by women.