“Firearm violence has become a leading cause of death and injury for children and teens. Guns in the home raise special concerns because they significantly raise the risk of homicide, suicide, and unintentional shootings.”
Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Considering the money made from promoting and increasing gun ownership, whether legal or not, and the windfall profits made from exploiting crimes committed at the hands of someone with a gun, it’s clear why we can’t solve the gun problem.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The assault on same-sex marriage, based on the belief that marriage should be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and whether its exclusiveness is constitutional, has been debated for decades. The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling making same-sex marriage legal across all 50 states will not change that. The assault and debate will continue. But at the heart of the marriage controversy are antiquated religious beliefs.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Regarding the killing of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (Emanuel AME) Church in Charleston, S.C., President Obama, rightfully but guardedly expressed his sadness and anger, condemned racism and addressed the need to do something about the gun problem in our country.
Jon Stewart, however, dropped his usual comedic skit on the Daily Show to express his concerns over the tragedy in Charleston.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Someday society will be free from work and need for money; a world where everyone can follow their passions, where everyone is equal, and, once freed from pursuit of empire, money, and profit, a world at peace.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
|VietnamWar Memorial, Statues of Vietnam War soldiers |
By Angelskiss31, Flickr
A majority of young Americans have never served in the Armed Forces. Their understanding of military service and war comes from how the news media reports our wars. Television, movies, and the playing of video war games further distort their view of war. Unlike previous wars, restrictions on publishing certain images of war and inadequate media coverage sanitize war in a way that creates ignorance of the horrors of war, and what face combat veterans when they return home.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Memorial Day serves as a reminder that “beneath the beauty of the lilies lies the ugliness of war.” This James Carroll metaphor perfectly captures the most profound meaning of war, and of all the things lost because of it.
June 8th, 2007, was a beautiful sunny Friday morning. Yellow ribbons and the “Red, White, and Blue” adorned buildings, tree trunks, poles, and the hands and clothing of men, women, and children. Families and friends, members of the U.S. Military, the Patriot Guard Riders, and politicians lined the streets for as far as one could see waiting for the hearse carrying Matthew Bean to his final resting place.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Automation also has the potential of creating a workless society. In a world of automation, complete with robots with artificial intelligence, no one will have a job to earn the money to pay for products/services, even professional occupations, CEOs, and those who own corporations and small businesses will be out of work.
This means there’s a need to begin transforming society to be ready to accept a world absent of work, wealth, and other norms that today we associate with life. Transformation unavoidably will lead to a moneyless economy that will solve the problem of unemployment and most, if not all, of our world’s problems.
No one should take the position that it’s not possible. In light of technological advances in automation, it should be evident that eventually automated and autonomous systems one day will force everyone out of work.
An article in TVP magazine clearly shows how a workless society can potentially meet its needs for products, services, and all those other things we have been accustom to with money as a means of acquiring them.
Copyright © 2015 Horatio Green
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Chicago’s City Council approved “an unprecedented reparations package [last] Wednesday that will pay $5.5 million and provide other benefits to torture victims of notorious former police commander Jon Burge.”