• 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

Independence Day, 2017

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Declaration of Independence In Congress, July 4, 1776

Maybe we hold these truths to be self-evident but we sure don’t practice what we preach.

All men are created equal. Unless you were one of the indigenous peoples who lived here back when our ancestors were the illegal immigrants. We certainly didn’t treat them as created equal back in 1776. And we still don’t.

All men are created equal. Unless you are a slave. It would be four-score and seven years until we ended slavery. It would take another 100 years until their descendants’ right to vote was enshrined in our laws.

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Memorial Day, 2017

To the Congress and President, on the occasion of Memorial Day 2017 that these dead shall not have died in vain.  Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg. At the end of the movie Saving Private Ryan, as Captain Read more »

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 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 »

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