Category Archives: politics

J’accuse…!

    A Robin Redbreast in a Cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage. A Dove house filld with Doves & Pigeons Shudders Hell thr’ all its regions A dog starvd at his Masters Gate Predicts the ruin of the … Continue reading

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immigration policy, Walt Whitman, and Donald Trump’s wall; or, the Berlin Wall redux

      “Immigrants are some of the most courageous and industrious people humanity has to offer.” — Chardo Richardson, House of Representatives candidate in Florida   “[W]hen New York was being abandoned in the 1960s and 1970s, a flood … Continue reading

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“expressing outrage” … admirable or to be frowned upon?

    I received an email from a relative last week. It was, on the surface at least, well meaning, but it could also be construed as condescending. Re your email expressing outrage with Trump and incarcerated kids, at least … Continue reading

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parental love

    Re the horrendous crime of separating the children of immigrants from their parents. (And it is a crime for which there are no moral or legal reasons, no justification, and no excuses. As the Archbishop of San Antonio, … Continue reading

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Alan Hovhaness, “Ave Maria”; governmental cruelty (including state sanctioned child abuse) beyond belief

          I am reposting here a cantata, “Ave Maria” (1955), by the composer Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000). This short piece combines beauty with pathos. I felt this morning that the music would console me. I wanted to … Continue reading

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washing their hands

    When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye … Continue reading

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thoughts on the uprising in Gaza

    re: “Palestinians have no choice but to continue the struggle” By Noura Erakat Op-Ed The Washington Post May 16, 2018   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/05/16/palestinians-have-no-choice-but-to-continue-the-struggle/?utm_term=.1fa9b9694dc7     *****************************************************   The following are excerpts from Ms. Erakat’s Op-Ed: Palestinians have been organizing demonstrations, … Continue reading

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