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I am Ashamed to be an American, Part Three

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Mr. Trump apparently tapped into this deep-seated, Southern brand of rancor and resentment – the feelings of hatred, bigotry, misogyny, and yes, racism, too, whether overt or covert – in short, the ugliness of it all! – and in the process, unleashed the beast within, the worst in our already tarnished (white) nature. The rest is history. Read More »

The Devil’s Work In Charleston, South Carolina

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The first Africans upon the slave ships destined for the Americas sensed the coming of a great and lasting catastrophe. They had nothing that would protect and fortify them from the coming centuries of bondage and tyranny, so they sent out an exalting wail beseeching God’s mercy. God looked down on them and saw that they had nothing. They were naked and in chains. God in His singular wisdom took the very sound of their lament and turned it into their shield and their weapon, and today we call that sound music. Read More »