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Remembering Fidel Castro: In Praise of Fascist Dictators, Oppressive Tyrants, and Militant Despots

On 26 November 2016, at age 90, Fidel Castro passed away peacefully among friends and family after 57 years in public service as Prime Minister and then President of Cuba. The nation is observing 9-days of mourning as Cubans remember the leader they fondly refer to as ‘el Comandante.’ He was described as “sincere” and… Continue reading Remembering Fidel Castro: In Praise of Fascist Dictators, Oppressive Tyrants, and Militant Despots

Jesse Williams Speech at 2016 BET Awards (Video)

In the video below, Jesse Williams gives a passionate speech about the state of the nation with regard to social justice and racial justice. The transcript is below. TRANSCRIPT Peace peace. Thank you, Debra. Thank you, BET. Thank you Nate Parker, Harry and Debbie Allen for participating in that Before we get into it, I… Continue reading Jesse Williams Speech at 2016 BET Awards (Video)

Bevel – A Case Study in Brand Loyalty

A recent ad campaign from Bevel (above) features these words from NAS: “Bevel is home. It’s a part of you and your lifestyle, your look. It’s personal. Bevel is unique. It’s near to my heart, like no other thing I’m doing.” That’s a strong endorsement. To the casual observer, that ad may be incorrectly perceived as marketing hype. The… Continue reading Bevel – A Case Study in Brand Loyalty

25 Post-9/11 Quotes from George W. Bush About #Islam #Muslims #Immigration #Terrorism

[Source: White House Archives – Post 9/11 Quotes about Islam from George W. Bush during his presidency.] Introduction “The United States is a nation dedicated to religious tolerance and freedom, and President Bush has acted to ensure that the world’s Muslims know that America appreciates and celebrates the traditions of Islam.” ~ George W. Bush… Continue reading 25 Post-9/11 Quotes from George W. Bush About #Islam #Muslims #Immigration #Terrorism

Breaking News: Barack Obama Goes to Prison…

On 16 July 2015, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president in U.S. history to visit a federal prison. A video of his statement is below. “These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made. The difference… Continue reading Breaking News: Barack Obama Goes to Prison…

King Abdullah II of Jordan – Video Message – 3 March 2015

“Muslims and Christians, citizens of various origins and affiliations answered the call. We live our lives together, a society of fraternity and compassion, like one family, we build our future fortifying generations’ ideals against narrow-mindedness and intolerance…” ~ King Abdullah II of Jordan About The video above is a message from King Abdullah II of… Continue reading King Abdullah II of Jordan – Video Message – 3 March 2015

Queen Rania: “Travelers are the greatest ambassadors of tolerance.”

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan extends greetings to world media representatives traveling to Jordan for journalistic tourism. Press Conference on 25 March 2015 in Amman, Jordan. * * * TRANSCRIPT My husband a few years ago in maybe one of his earliest interviews once described Jordan as a country that is stuck between a… Continue reading Queen Rania: “Travelers are the greatest ambassadors of tolerance.”

Reasons Why Barack Obama is Not a Muslim

“Islam is a vibrant faith. Millions of our fellow citizens are Muslim. We respect the faith. We honor its traditions. Our enemy does not. Our enemy doesn’t follow the great traditions of Islam.” (source) “The English translation is not as eloquent as the original Arabic, but let me quote from the Koran, itself: ‘In the… Continue reading Reasons Why Barack Obama is Not a Muslim

The Golden Rule Expressed Throughout Many Religions

Scarboro Missions has developed this poster to illustrate the Golden Rule as expressed throughout many different world religions. This speaks to the importance of the Golden Rule principle, and also provides one example of many parallel teachings found throughout various religions. Click here or the image below for a larger view.

“Love the earth and sun and the animals” ~ Walt Whitman

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to… Continue reading “Love the earth and sun and the animals” ~ Walt Whitman