Explosion

by baldilocks One wonders whether President Obama is trying to manufacture his Little Rock moment. — Juliette A. Ochieng (@JulietteAkinyi) May 13, 2016 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is general thought of favorably, but, in reality, it is a ticking time bomb as Barry Goldwater foresaw. It is the ideological basis for the reinterpretation … Continue reading Explosion

Why 21st century civil disobedience isn’t the same as 1960s civil disobedience

By John Ruberry Whether it's Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter or a teachers union, leftist protesters who block streets and disrupt private businesses claim they are the spiritual descendants of Martin Luther King and the 1960s Civil Rights movement. Many of the members of these groups--and there is some overlap--wish they had been a … Continue reading Why 21st century civil disobedience isn’t the same as 1960s civil disobedience

On the Research Road

by baldilocks I'm deep into research and Breitbart provides one of the keys/tracks/clues via The Truth about LBJ and MLK--a piece which is tangential to the release of the movie Selma. The truth is that Lyndon Baines Johnson was a life-long segregationist who resisted numerous attempts to eliminate the poll tax and literacy tests during … Continue reading On the Research Road

Peering into the Cracks

by baldilocks Discovering the fallaciousness of an idea previously thought to be true can be traumatic. Indeed, some will refuse to even consider the fault lying in the foundation of an idea--in its premises--even when the hole in it is wide and deep. Such is the case with respect to and discrimination in private business. … Continue reading Peering into the Cracks

50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

by baldilocks With respect to how I look at things, some observers have said that my view often gives a previously un-articulated perspective—a compliment. Others have called my views contrarian—not a compliment; the implication being that I intentionally take a side on a given topic about which few others or no others are taking. The … Continue reading 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964