The People Side of Things

A personal look into recent conversations on race. It should be noted, you cannot have an effective discussion on any -ism with those that refuse its existence. It takes some intelligence and empathy. So Long, Steve I work with some bastards. Most of the time, I seek refuge in my office to protect myself from sexist, racist barbs that are intended to be more humorous than hurtful. Of course, more often than not, the opposite is true. The other ladies of the office, and one other guy, can often be found making sour faces and disagreeing. That guy is Steve. Steve…

Conversation Welcome

For the Facebook-sort, there’s –> http://facebook.com/NoRepublique It’s less anonymous, but that’s good sometimes. I used to think it kept people more civilized, but I’ve had a change of mind there. All the monsters are loose these days. For the Twitter-sort, there’s –> http://twitter.com/NoRepublique I had not expected Twitter to survive to this point. But it lives on like the cockroach of the Internet Apocalypse, impervious to extinction. For the Tumblr-sort, there’s –> http://norepublique.tumblr.com For the youngsters who are the future, or whatever. For the Just-the-Internet-sort there’s here, on WordPress –> http://norepublique.wordpress.com You can remain more anonymous and private, which is…

Repose

I am waiting for the break between my repose and the crash into light. Grinding the news of the day across the wires in my ears is a bear trap unsprung. The keys to the Republic are lost in couch cushions and the mob is lynching the gnomes that hid them while they were deep in prayer kneeling to Fox News. Without any ideas I am unburdened, a muppet with pharmacological needs. In a dream about Francing, the top of my head was sheared off in a plane crash that was my morning wake up, how do you do. Waking…

Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t My Racism

The thing about “white racism” vs “black racism” is basis of that hate. Black people would essentially hate anyone that treated us historically the way white people have treated everyone that was not white, and certainly how whites in this country have treated us since snatching us from the womb our homeland and making us forever the bastard children of this one. Yes. We would hate anyone, openly and as a group, who did this to us. It is demeaning and demoralizing. And every time we are told by some present day white person to “get over it”, it starkly…