• We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. -Benjamin Franklin, Freedom Fighter

  • We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. -Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom Fighter

  • Let us be cautious in making assertions and critical in examining them, but tolerant in permitting linguistic forms. -Rudolf Carnap, Philosopher

  • A clash of doctrines is not a disaster—it is an opportunity. -Alfred North Whitehead, Philosopher

  • If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poet

  • Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. -Rumi, Mystic

  • If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. – Rene Descartes, Philosopher

  • A house divided against itself cannot stand. -Abraham Lincoln, President

  • Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einstein, Scientist

  • Be the change you want to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi, Freedom Fighter

Martin Luther King Day, 2017

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend. Martin Luther King Jr.

I write on what would be Martin Luther King Jr.’s 88th birthday, five days before Donald Trump is to be sworn in as America’s 45th President.

Martin Luther King Jr was one of my heroes as I came of political age in the 1960s. King drew a straight-line from the founders to the present, challenging us to live up to our creed that we are all created equal. And perpendicular to it, he drew a second line — a line with roots deep in the morality of Christianity— that we as a society have a responsibility to pay attention to the poor, the dispossessed and the powerless.

King was a hero to me not just because his cause was the cause I Read more »

Thanksgiving, 2016

Someone just dropped a cognitive dissonance cluster bomb on the public. Heads exploded. Cognitive dissonance set in. Weird theories came out. This is the cleanest and clearest example of cognitive dissonance you will ever see. … Scott Read more »

Independence Day, 2016

These are the times that try men’s souls. — Thomas Paine, January 1776 Six months after Thomas Paine’s Common Sense brought these words to the American public, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and 53 other founders Read more »

Memorial Day, 2016

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address We the people Read more »

Martin Luther King Day, 2016

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ Martin Luther King, Read more »

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