Category Archives: Society

Losing Alabama — the choice between Doug Jones and Roy Moore

Who is Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones? Not sure if his supporters care to know much beyond the two most obvious things. He’s not his Republican opponent, Roy Moore. “He convicted the [1963 Birmingham] church bombers.” And there’s that ridiculous … Continue reading

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Sunday Smack: Big, Responsible Tobacco?

Is it possible to be a “responsible company operating in a controversial industry” like tobacco? song currently stuck in my head:“planet queen” – t rex

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To Save Society by Destroying It

Evangelical White Southerners — in normal times — would cite their Christian values as they disqualify accused child molester Roy Moore’s Alabama Senate candidacy. But … these evangelicals feel their way of life is under attack in an increasingly rotting … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Do Something About This American Rape Culture

In my Harvey Weinstein piece earlier today, I promised a separate post about America’s problem of sexual assaults against women. I’m reminded of a female friend of mine who paid me a late-night visit and appeared a bit rattled. Not … Continue reading

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On Harvey Weinstein and Why We Allow Women and the Law to Become Objects in His Orbit

An indication that you’re reading a mentalunrest piece is when the writer does something out of the ordinary like discuss sexual predator Harvey Weinstein’s relationship with the Democratic Party, find something like an unusual story connection to the Black Lives … Continue reading

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Attention Black Folks: You Are Now Moors. Prepare to be Silenced (Again)

At this point, we’re all aware of President Donald Trump’s deeper-than-subcutaneous dislike towards people of color’s demonstrations against injustice in all forms, so the FBI’s recent intelligence assessment of the threat posed by black identity extremists (BIEs), reported by Foreign … Continue reading

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The Las Vegas Route 91 Shootings Show Many Things Wrong With America Right Now

The dead and wounded bodies in Las Vegas as a result of Stephen Paddock’s shooting rampage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival show there are so many things wrong in America today. Like Paddock had the right to buy nearly … Continue reading

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So, What Happened with Pissed-Off Nepal Mountain Woman and That Terrified British Mom?

  “No Katmandu.” “No Pokhara.” “No Manang.” First World problems, meet your cousin: Third World problems. I have sooooooo many mixed thoughts about Gemma Wilson and her 15-year old son Charlie — who are now famous for being chased by … Continue reading

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Colin Kaepernick Kneels Because You Kneeled First

One Saturday morning about 47 years ago, soldiers entered a tropical hamlet in search of enemy fighters and killed more than 500 unarmed civilians, many at point-blank range. One of the execution methods also included throwing a villager down a … Continue reading

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WATCH LIVE: Cellist Aniela Marie Perry Plays 24 Hours Straight

Sheila Ellis from the band Annabel (lee) made me aware of a pretty badazz event taking place right now: Aniela Marie Perry is playing for a straight 24 hours and blending musical styles to support the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund … Continue reading

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