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Traveling to a New America – Pleasant Hill, California/People Along the Way

Yesterday I was in Pleasant Hill, California, talking to people, and I met a young woman named Teri. Teri, what’s your take on America right now? “I see people being kinder to each other, demonstrating kindness towards people who maybe have been marginalized in this whole election, and I’ve also seen people who voted in […]

Traveling to a New America – Alameda, California

Alameda, California. An island community, adjacent to and south of Oakland, of about 75,000 people.  You find a mix of backgrounds here – Caucasian, Asian, African American, Hispanic.  In general, you talk to people, they like living here. I stopped five people at random to ask what they felt about America, a week after the […]

Evangelical Christianity – A Mirror of Immorality

Let’s talk about religion in this country for a moment. We just chose Donald Trump as our President, in an election where millions of white Evangelical Christian voters sided with a man whose behavior, talk and denigration of Hispanics, women, Muslims, blacks, the disabled, military heroes and other Americans reached a low point of disgusting […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way

Cynthia Reyes College student, psychology, Berkeley, California. _______________________ Cynthia, the elections being over, what’s your take now on America? “With all the changes happening in America right now, my main focus is spreading love and kindness, and reaching out a helping hand to those who feel alienated or are fearing events to come. “I’m really […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Charleston, S.C.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way. Chuck, age 55, Charleston, South Carolina _____________ Chuck, what do you think is going on in America right now? “I have more or less a historical perspective, so I know when you look at human activity for the last several millennia, things have always been […]

Traveling to a New America – Anger at the Root – Live or Die

One thing you see and hear in America these days is anger. Anger that people are not being heard or recognized or appreciated. This election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with its unprecedented nastiness, is bringing many things to the surface that have been seething in our national psyche for decades. It is a […]

Civil War

America has always provoked a Civil War. It is the nature of the ideal: brotherhood, sisterhood, equality, compassion like a river surging through blood-soaked fields. War at each moment, within our very own breasts.  Shall we advance? Staring defeat in the face, to muster courage and go for what has never yet been given birth […]

Trump – Embodiment of the False American Dream

Donald Trump has emerged as aspirant for the pinnacle of political office in this land of America. Billionaire and television star, he represents the culmination of a long development in the history of the American dream – not the true dream of America, but a false American dream, corrupt and immoral to the core. The […]

Clinton & Sanders & Single Payer Health Care

As the Democratic debates drag on, with only two candidates still standing, one issue provides a stark contrast between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Healthcare. Sanders wants to embark this country on a single-payer health care system – similar to a Medicare for All system – and Clinton wants to maintain and build on Obamacare.  […]