(Originally posted 01/29/14.)
In the process of “recycling” old posts on Wednesdays(*), I am now coming upon a number of posts with which I’m not completely comfortable. I probably would not write them, now or in the future, the way I did at the time; but I’m also still not sure exactly how I’d write them differently.
At the time I wrote those posts, I supposed my homelessness would be brief, and William Tell would soon enough become a public figure able to speak to what he saw as the pressing social issues. My homelessness continues eighteen months later, and my perceptions of those issues have changed.
Continue reading Issues with upcoming posts
(Originally posted 01/27/14.)
When I get my own place, there’s no need to move in all at once. I can do it in stages; the shelter’s still available. And this will make less for me to have to carry at any one time.
So, here’s my daydream of the sequence of different things I can buy on different occasions. Lucky for me, I can probably buy all these items at Family Dollar. I don’t plan to be extravagant, but with the income I’ll have, relative my needs, there’s no need to be cheap, either.
Continue reading Shopping list
It’s been some time since I’ve been in a position to pay any attention to horoscopes.
By accident, Sunday 11/05/17 I came across my horoscope for Friday 11/03/17:
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get priorities in order. A philosophical shift might be required to implement a positive change. You can now understand that improving the quality of your life is as important a goal as increasing your income and status.
This was right on, as will be evidenced by the forthcoming post, “Sales pitch.” (The link won’t work until the post appears, and right now I don’t know when that will be.) An affirmation: when my horoscope is accurate, it normally means that, at the moment, I’m on the right track in life.
Related: Exceptional horoscopes
Older Sibling Tries To Harass Baby Gorilla, Gets A Taste Of His Own Medicine
Appeals to authority, parental intervention, and a sense of justice exist across species — at least, among mammals.
“Generations of slavery and discrimination make it difficult for blacks to work their way out of the lower classes.”
Do you agree with that statement? If not, you harbor resentment toward blacks.
That is the premise, not the conclusion, of a recent study by three political scientists. As reported by James Goodman in the October 6, 2013 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the study’s conclusions seem indisputable. I question its premise. I ask whether “resentment” was the best or right thing to measure; whether this criterion statement was the best or right way to measure it; whether the criterion statement is factual, and if so, whether it matters.
Continue reading My homeless self: White “resentment” and black power
Major life changes may be imminent, including a reversal of the processes whereby I became homeless.
The correct writing for me at this time is the next several chapters of The Way of Peace. These will appear on Saturdays, but not necessarily in quick succession and not necessarily very soon. They will be brief, but are a challenge to me to write; as history shows, since they will basically be the same today as when I first conceived them in 2010.
The Way of Peace appears to be the talk I must walk.
I continue to find it easy to not know which girl is which. Apparently Morgan is the one who prefers short hair and at one time had facial moles. It doesn’t help that the browser I am using now often refuses to display images.
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Alternative Fact of the Week: Chicago as gun grabber paradise
The William Tell Show faces an uphill battle.
In any marketplace, one can only buy what’s made available for sale. Someone makes decisions about what’s made available for sale. In the marketplace of ideas, if the decision-maker is lacking in wisdom, emotional maturity, or emotional intelligence, then ALL that’s made available for sale is likely to reflect those same deficiencies. And such is the situation in the media today: Americans have few good role models for responsible, adult free speech.
Phrases like “mindless regurgitation” have no place in a serious piece that desires to be taken seriously.
Related: Free Speech Handbook Guideline #5: Avoid pejoratives.
Related: Free Speech Handbook Guideline #6: Avoid sarcasm.
… is a slim volume for $24.99. The description on inside front dust jacket concludes it “may well be the most important book dealing with race to be published in recent decades.” That strikes me as presumptuous. The front matter includes a list of the author’s other titles, from which it appears he seldom writes about anything else.
Yet the portions I browsed remind me of something I want to do on my own show. The preface examines in some detail changes in public opinion polls between 2008 and 2010. I don’t attach the weight to these facts that Cose does. But if, for example, the President’s approval rating rises with one group and falls with another group in the same time frame, I would like to find out from listeners whose opinions changed and why; to examine with listeners how their thinking works, and on what bases their opinions change.
(Originally posted 05/12/12 at Trojan Horse Productions. Reposted 01/22/14.)