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Understanding America

America at a Crossroads There is a saying, that “When great evil occurs, great good follows”. Certainly the events of the last few days have triggered a tsunami of eruptions not only in America, but around the world. Who are we – Americans – as a people? Many would look at the display of thugs […]

Time of Destruction, Time of Rebuilding

James Hilgendorf is a writer, speaker, poet, and filmmaker. His books cover a wide range of subjects – religion, politics, economics, science, social issues, the future of America. A highly-acclaimed filmmaker, his travel films and documentaries have been seen around the world. He is a long-time member of the SGI, or Soka Gakkai International, the […]

Abby Kelley Foster & “Come-Outerism” – High Noon for Republicans & Evangelicals

James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books.

Letter to the Heartland

I grew up my first eighteen years in a small town in Indiana, and cherish my experience there – so much so that in my early fifties I spent a year at my own expense traveling all around the State, talking to people and producing a one-hour film on Indiana that was subsequently written up […]

The Virus is Us

Greed fosters pestilence. The diseased heart breeds the virus. Trump is the virus. Those who champion division and chaos and the desecration of the ‘other’ – this is the virus. Those who tout racial superiority, build walls against outsiders, tear down any man or woman who exhibits true greatness, compassion, or selflessness; who fracture the […]

Traveling to a New America – A Broad Conversation

Samantha.   Rodeo, Ca.  From a small town in southern Illinois.  Works in a law firm. ________________________ Samantha, what’s your take on America at this time? “I’m worried about the future of a lot of people who live here.  The reason: the executive orders that Trump has signed that are threatening peoples’ liberties and our […]

Dreams & Dead Dreams: Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Vacaville, Ca.

Just one of the many people I met on the street, just before the coronavirus. Stefan.  Vacaville, California ____________________________ Stefan, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think that America has lost its way, has lost its soul.  In a lot of ways, I’m starting to feel like maybe this experiment was a […]

This Country Can’t Breathe

“I Can’t Breathe”. That was the plea of George Floyd as a police officer held George’s neck pinned down with a knee. I can’t breathe also. This country can’t breathe. All of us can’t breathe, with a President and corrupt Senate that is holding down the real dream of this country in a last-ditch effort, […]

Appreciating Donald Trump

It’s so easy these days, amid the coronavirus, the economic meltdown, the transformative protests against white supremacy arising all around the world, to view the President of the United States as the key malevolent figure in all the tragedies that are piling down upon us day by day. He is a pathetic figure; dishonest, corrupt […]

Coronavirus & The Dream of America.

These are extraordinary times. The coronavirus has brought into clear focus certain delusions that have been festering for a long time in the lives and minds of the American people. Division, chaos, loss of hope, uncertainty and fear are all around us. We are entering unknown waters, without a sense of navigation. The President, the […]