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Allred-Alive and Well in the Belly of the Beast

September 20, 2021 Words are going the way of the buffalo, though not yet extinct, the ones that are left are only for grazing the vast occupied plains of consciousness as items of interest to only tourists and natural cynics of environmentalism. A relatively few number of them have taken the place of hundreds of thousands of words and their distinctive meanings. Americans have been the least curious lot when it comes to technical jargon. We’ve handed over the specifics of our technology to experts who on the one hand have made it so difficult for ordinary people to utilize any sort of practical ideological or technological advancement. Cars are driven but no one knows how one works. Most people cannot even change a tire. From phones to nuclear weapons, from democracy to fascism, from computers to reading a book, knowledge has been driven over the cliff like the buffalo herds driven from the plains by slaughter and the natural sin of capricious violence Along with this invasion of

My Talk with Akure by Frederick Foote

                  My Talk with Akure                                                                           Akure, my son and the sunshine of my life, in his eighth year, asked me, "Why are White people trying to stop us from voting?" I said, "Because they can. Because they want to win always. Because they fear people who aren't White. Because they don't want to lose their power and privileges." He said, "That's not right, good, or fair." I replied, "Listen. From their perspective, White is  right . And what is good for them is good for the nation. Fairness is only fair when they prevail." "Why are they so mean, greedy, and evil?" "In part because they are White. They weren't born White. They had to learn to be White. Some say that Whiteness is an illness, a disease, an infection, a corruption of the soul, a curse. But I say that they learned to be this way. To make sure they learned to be White, their parents se