Category: America

Against the New Nationalism

An Appeal to Our Fellow Christians By The Editors, August 19, 2019   Each day more signs point to a tremendous shift in American conservatism away from the prior consensus and toward the new nationalism of Donald Trump. This is evident not only in the recent National Conservatism Conference held in July in Washington, D.C., …

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If I could apologize

If I could apologize   To the Honorable Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, United States House of Representatives representing the 5th District of Minnesota, If I could apologize for how Americans have treated you this week, where would I begin? I apologize for being part of a privileged “white” tribe that thinks itself superior to all others. …

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Gristle in your tea (deep thoughts for dark times)

Love and be killed   The Gospels insist upon two antithetical truths which express the tragedy of the human condition: the first is that if you do not love you will not be alive; the second is that if you do love you will be killed. If you cannot love you remain self-enclosed and sterile, …

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An era of shamelessness

Donald Quisling Blathers On By Sasha Abramsky, 06/14/2019   In 1933, shortly after Hitler assumed power in Germany, a Norwegian army officer, Vidkun Quisling, founded Norway’s very own fascist party, the National Union. More than six years later, in the closing days of 1939, with the Second World War now underway and Nazi armies rampaging …

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Titanic America

Dear editor, Today is May 1, 2019 CE. May Day. This is my last letter. When I called The Sentinel Record a few weeks ago to stop my subscription, they graciously extended it one more month. Additional time only reinforced my decision to abandon this inky old boat. She is listing hard to starboard, desperate …

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Epiphany

Ruminations from a May Day revisited By Jacques d’Nalgar, May 1, 2012 (and rediscovered/completed on April 14, 2019 CE)   There have, of late, been an abundance of letters bemoaning our reluctance to wring every last drop of oil from the dust and ashes from whence we come and go.  Clearly we are shirking our …

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One more time

  A concise defense of Palestinians   Dear editor, Cherry-picking Torah is a [favorite] hobby of fundamentalist Christians, but Israel is not America’s [magical] lucky charm. Rather, Israel is a festering injustice that only incubates fanaticism and terrorism [around the world]. On the [assumption biblical presumption] that truth will set you free, consider this alternative …

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