The common-sensical, yet unabashed and provocative rants of Milt Thomas
August 19, 2013 By Milt Thomas
Some years ago, a good friend of mine had a routinely predictable reaction to the pangs of experiencing unintended consequences. When asked how it was going, after a certain disruptive outcome, he would responsd, “I’m reeling from the feeling!!”
Well, should you respond with an unequivocal “Duh!!” then, you likely would espouse America becoming the predominant global net energy exporter.
If so, perhaps, you have not considered the full scope of factors nor their implications should such a macroeconomic paradigm shift emerge. And, while the Drill-Baby-Drill (DBD) mantra echoes among the warring Washington factions and across the country’s beleaguered, Right-leaning constituency, the rationale is that it is the only course out of our current energy dependence and cyclic economic malaise. Certain precautious, be damned, but there are considerations that, if observed, we might eschew the risk of what the more astute recognize as the Dutch Disease. [Read More...]
August 10, 2013 By Milt Thomas
As a Black man…and one who grew up in the Deep South, during the sunset of Jim Crow and the rise of King’s Nonviolent
Social Change, I must admit, at times, my shame of being part of a race that appears to be doing all it can to prove being unworthy of all it has gained, since Lincoln’s emancipating decree. And nothing could be more evidencing of this than the reaction of Blacks, following the Zimmerman verdict, some weeks ago.
Despite this being a country of laws—Thank God!!—and despite Blacks, for decades, having been on the receiving end of lawless mob behavior, we took it upon ourselves to decry the Zimmerman verdict invalid and his freedom an act of brazened racism—laws, judge, and jury be damned. [Read More...]
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