Reflections on the Tracers Journey. Produced by the United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance and Rogue Machine. Opening Saturday, November 3\. Performed at the USVAA Theater, Culber City.
Walter Moss: The first thing we need to do is roll back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. If we can’t do that, we’re not going to have the resources to do the next ten things.
Carol Lutness: This is not just a struggle for the African American. It is a struggle for all but the very few. Never was there a greater crisis than we all face now economically, politically and environmentally.
Charles Hayes: Keen shows how utterly easy it is to alienate one’s imagined opposition in such a way as to justify any and every means of obliterating them.
In the end, if mutual respect and solidarity are ever to be constructed “interfaithedly”, even the most ardent of believers will have to learn how to present what they see as The Truth as instead, Their Truth.
John Peeler: There is a more fundamental issue: if we allow our response to be governed by intolerance, we deal a hard blow to the version of America that embodies freedom of religion for all. Will we then turn in upon ourselves, resentful and repressive towards the Other, and terrified to live by our own truth?
David Swanson: If you wanted to increase violence, he writes, you would take the following steps that the United States has taken: Punish more and more people more and more harshly; ban drugs that inhibit violence and legalize and advertise those that stimulate it; use taxes and economic policies to widen disparities in wealth and income; deny the poor education; perpetuate racism; produce entertainment that glorifies violence; make lethal weapons readily available; maximize the polarization of social roles of men and women; encourage prejudice against homosexuality; use violence to punish children in school and at home; and keep unemployment sufficiently high. And why would you do that? Possibly because most victims of violence are poor, and the poor can organize in rebellion against the rich when they aren’t terrorized by crime.
Reflections on Racism: Many Black Americans have supported the Palestinian struggle, some putting their careers at risk to do so.
Every Friday the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by Lisa, commenting on “Easter Reflections on a ‘Christian Nation.’” by Charley James. Lisa writes: As I recall, most of the gospels – the ones the Church decided to select for the ‘official’ bible hundreds […]