Racism–From Our Campuses to the United Nations

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So racism is so still alive and disgusting in the world today.


Just this week…


– Students at a major local university here in Washington, D.C. hang bananas from nooses targeting blacks on campus for the 2nd time this school year.  And today, students rally to plead for an investigation and intervention. 


– As every U.S. senator has agreed, the Unjust United Nations continues its institutionalized Anti-semitism and unfair targeting of democratic ally, Israel, labeling them an Apartheid state, pushing a grotesque boycott, divestment, and sanction regime, denying Israel’s claim to it’s ancient and modern day capital of Jerusalem, and falsely targeting them–truly one of the most progressive states in the entire world–as a human rights violator. 


Bias, bigotry, prejudice, racism, anti-semitism, hatred, and discrimination–it’s all still around us.


Whether your Jewish or Black or Indian or Asian or LGBT or whatever–it’s open season from lynching bananas with references to gorillas to targeting the Jewish State with everything from murder to economic terrorism and so on. 


Why people want to smash the living daylights out of others and call themselves righteous doing it is beyond a mystery and speaks more to the truth of what’s genuinely evil in the hearts of mankind. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Stupid Stupid Ties

Ties

So ties are an unfortunate part of a man’s wardrobe. 


But while some ties may look nice (in a feminine type of way), for the most part they are nothing but a pain in the neck.


– Feels like a noose


– Looks like a dog collar


– Enforced as the yoke of oppression


– Constraining since a tie ties 


– Costs as much as $385 at Nordstrom


– Klutzy when oops!! it hangs out your fly


– Hazardous when caught in an office shredder. 


– Filthy when eating soup, spaghetti, etc. 


– Disgusting when bending over and it flops into the toilet


Some day fashion will grow up and ties will go the way of The Waltons, and even Goodwill will throw them unabashedly into the trash where they most rightfully belong.


(Source Photo: here with attribution to bark)

Finals Week

Finals Week
This was a funny (-sad) picture right outside the new Science and Engineering Building at the prestigious George Washington University today. 



It looks much like a noose and is lit up by the glass and modern finishes of this new building. 



So a colleague says jokingly to me “Is that because of [the stress of] finals week?”



Now execution and suicide are definitely not a laughing matter…



But what a juxtaposition of this gorgeous new building going up and the old time hangman’s noose (almost) hanging down. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)