I received a communication recently from yet another one angry liberal screaming about how America is a racist nation that was founded by racists who owned slaves, yadda, etc., yadda. While a part of that narrative is true –some of our Constitution’s signers were slave owners– telling that part is only telling one half of the story. If we’re going to cite the fact that some of our founders were slave-owners its only fair to tell the other half of the slavery story too. Which is exactly what I did: “…as to your comments & belief that this is a racist nation, founded by racists,Read More →

It (almost) happened again in another European city today. The Telegraph UK is reporting at this very moment that Belgian police have found knives: “Police in the northern Belgian city of Antwerp said on Thursday they had detained a man who tried to enter the main pedestrianised shopping street in a car at high speed, adding security in the city would be stepped up. “At about 11 am this morning a vehicle entered De Meir at high speed due to which pedestrians had to jump away,” a police spokesman told a news conference, referring to the street name. The Belgian prosecutor’s office said a 39 year old French nationalRead More →

Last week one of the U.S. Senate’s two black members*, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, was the object of yet another viscous attack centering on his skin color and political ideology.  In a day and age where we see black Americans flourishing in all walks of life from the classroom to the board room, who or what could be the source of such consistent, vile, racially denigrating rhetoric? The Klu Klux Klan, Aryan Nation or some other white supremacy group? No.  None of these.  Rather, it was an organization which has as its mission statement, “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights ofRead More →

Now that I’m called one just about every day of my life in one place or another, let’s get something clear : I don’t mind being called an Uncle Tom for 3 reasons. 1. It makes me feel good. I must be doing something right. 2. It shows the ignorance of those labeling me with what they believe to be a derogatory term. In fact its a badge of honor as anyone who has read the book, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” or “Life Among the Lowly” by Harriet Beecher Stowe would agree. Uncle Tom was not the dimwitted, foot dragging, illiterate, docile cretin most Blacks believeRead More →

“You should be careful what you ask for, you just might get it” is an oft-used proverb to describe the principle of unintended consequences and that’s a principle currently visiting America’s left-leaning ‘green movement.’ For years this small but vocal corner of the population has been demonizing ‘big oil’, calling for an end to use of fossil fuels and a wholesale switch to renewable fuels, namely wind and solar. Greenies were elated when one of their own, Barack Obama, was twice elected to the Oval Office and with his full-fledged commitments to crush the coal industry, drive up the costs of petroleum-based energy sources andRead More →