Category Archives: america

Burn Bible Burn 2011

The sun never set on the British Empire in the 19th Century. Queen Victoria was its supreme leader. Britannia ruled the waves and her army brought order to the savage lands of Africa and Asia. The native were expected to reward their Christina overlords with natural resources and human labor. India was the crown jewel […]

White Men Redux

The 15th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteed the civil equality to black ex-slaves and the GOP has promised to honor their privilege, but the Republicans remain true to the immortal words of Nixon’s Secretary of Agriculture, who explained why the party of Lincoln was short on blacks. “I’ll tell you what the coloreds want. It’s […]

4 – 4 Superbowl 2010 Colts Versus Saints

Since The First AFL–NFL World Championship Game was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum betweeen the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs, the Super Bowl has reigned as America’s premier sporting event. In 2010 thee point spread favored the Indianapolis Colts AFC champs, but my heart hung with New […]

Tar In The Blood

My father’s side of the family traveled to the New World on the the Mayflower. My antecedents were Howlands. A young indentured servant, John Howland, had been washed overboard mid-Atlantic and somehow had grabbed a trailing lanyard to haul himself to the safety of the Mayflower. Centuries later my Irish Nana had sailed on a […]

The Freedom Of The Knee

During the National Anthem of a 2016 pre-season NFL game, 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt on the sidelines. He later stated to the Press, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football […]