Tag Archives: Charleston Massacre

Fear Strikes Out

Things are easier in baseball. The bases are loaded with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. The count is full. The batter can win the game with even a lame single that dribbles into the outfield, or he … Continue reading

Posted in Confederate Flag, Donald Trump | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Actual End of the War

Situational awareness is a good thing – originally a military term used in the training of fighter pilots in World War I and the first rule in air combat ever since. Know where everyone is, friend and foe, and note … Continue reading

Posted in Confederate Flag Controversy, Republicans Abandon the South | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Chickens Roosting

This was an agrarian nation once. It isn’t now, but the old sayings persist. Don’t look a gift-horse in the mouth? That seems to have something to do with examining a horse’s teeth to determine its age and general condition … Continue reading

Posted in Republican Racism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

That Flag

The map is not the territory. The symbol is not the thing. Alfred Korzybski said so – and this is not a pipe – so don’t get confused. And the Confederate flag is just a flag. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. … Continue reading

Posted in Charleston Massacre, Confederate Flag Controversy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Attempting the Meaning of Things

Some people write because they know what they think and they know what they want to say, and they say it. Sometimes they even add supporting evidence, to let everyone know they’re right – really, there can be no other … Continue reading

Posted in Charleston Massacre, Race and America | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment