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I Have To Defeat The Bomb

The Bomb. Hiroshima. Nuclear Weapons. Nuclear Proliferation. ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS What happened at Hiroshima, and an experience of a woman who was there. James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books.

America & the Gods of War & Gold

We have lavished our money and resources upon everything but the people. Wars, Afganistan, Irag, trillions of dollars, devastating our economy, destroying the future of our youth, enriching the coffers of munitions manufacturers, builders of atomic and hydrogen bombs, helicopters, tanks, automatic rifles, armored personnel carriers, we are in perpetual war, supported by a war […]

ICAN, Nuclear Weapons, & A Christian Nation

ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – was recently awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace. ICAN is a broad, inclusive campaign, focused on mobilizing civil society around the world to support the specific objective of negotiating a global nuclear weapon ban treaty. On July 7th, 2017, many of the world’s nations […]

Traveling to a New America – Reno, Nevada

Elizabeth and I were in Reno, Nevada, this past weekend, promoting my books and talking to people about their feelings about America. It was hot, but beautiful along the Truckee River which flows through the middle of town. “What’s your take on America at this time?” is the question we ask over and over again […]

The Withdrawal of Hope.

North Korea will soon be poised to send atomic bombs to the mainland United States. Our Congress is mulling, over and over, a Republican healthcare bill that would strip healthcare of tens of millions of our own citizens – all without the slightest regard for their welfare, and replace it with nothing, just bare greed. […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Napa, California

Traveling to New America.  People Along the Way.  Napa, California. Linda, and her husband David, who has been a grape grower and winemaker for 37 years. _______________________ Linda, what’s your take on America at this time? “I feel it’s a hopeful thing now that so many more people recognize the need to take back our […]

Ah, fear is gripping our world.

Ah, fear is gripping our world. Identities retreating into old molds.  Everyone wanting to be themselves, pure, unsullied, safe. Brexit, immigration, walls, cold wars. We do not want the other.  We want to be ourselves. We thought we were headed towards a one-world world.  But now our globe is fracturing into smaller pieces.  Fissures showing […]

Our Christian Nation & The Bomb

Last week, the United States, with United Nations Ambassador Nikki R. Haley leading the way, boycotted talks at the global organization for a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons. Once again, we have aligned ourselves with the Bomb. Near the beginning of the American Civil War, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote her famous book, “Uncle Tom’s […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Modesto, Ca. #2

Traveling to a New America – People on the Way Auja (wife) & Kimani (husband).  Modesto, Ca. __________________________________ Auja & Kimani, what’s your take on America right now? Kimani:  “A lot of chaos.  I feel like it’s a lot of just scattered ideas. I feel like what they’re trying to do now is basically make […]

Last Gasp of a Dying White/Christian Order

So Donald Trump comes out today vowing to unleash the shackles of  political participation on behalf of religious (aka Christian, most notably Evangelical) groups. It is just the latest (and will certainly not be the last) attempt to resurrect the buried hopes and dreams of a dying, gasping segment of America that has been smouldering […]