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The Peace Symbol Celebrates Its 57th Birthday, But Still No Peace Gerald Holtom, an artist and conscientious objector, created the Peace Symbol on February 21,1958. According to Christopher Driver, ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Feb 21, 2015 at 12:36 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Just Words Pictured above, an image, consisting of words. Just words. Sticks and stones will break my bones But words will never harm me. 1 A silly rhyme. A child's rhyme. A rhyme meant to ...
by GreyHawk
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Dec 07, 2014 at 11:48 AM PST with 54 Recommends
[P]eople do not arrive at their political positions by directly consulting their values to form a political position. For example, people rely to a great extent on the position of their political ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Sep 18, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Given the increasing appearance of posts like Clear Eyes' from today and MinistryofTruth's from Oct. 10 , I've about had it with the bloviating, neo-Confederate racist jackass wastes of oxygen who ...
by Railfan
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 09:16 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Did quilts help guide escaped slaves to safety? Did different quilt blocks have specific meanings to slaves, perhaps based on their African past? Was the pattern of stitches and knots informative ...
by Melanie in IA
Comment Count 58 comments on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM PST with 88 Recommends
Note: My goal in writing this diary is to promote discussion if nothing else. Please comment if you agree. Comment if you disagree. Above all, comment if you have ideas! What I'm really after here, ...
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 06:31 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Sometimes a Chair is just a Chair; And sometimes a Chair is a symbol of something, that is too often, missing ... as in these GOP Chairs that are all strangely vacant: ---------
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 03:43 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
That subject title is a lead title in Der Spiegel. I was going to post this first article, interview, in the open thread. But after posting it on my facebook page a small discussion started with a ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed May 04, 2011 at 11:50 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Several comments last week asked me to clarify what I mean by “religion.” I’m using the word to mean Christianity, the normative religion of the U.S. Your constructive comments ...
by DavidsonLoehr
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 10:33 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Our symbolic transfer from combat during 'Nam was when we were sent over no longer as labeled 'combat' but as 'advisors' once again. That started just before I left CI/SERE in early 1970 and ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Aug 19, 2010 at 05:06 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The history of the use of a Jackass to symbolize the Democratic Party had it's start with President Andrew Jackson .
by Angie in WA State
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Jan 30, 2010 at 12:34 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Yesterday I started a series of diaries reviewing a recent book by Dorion Sagan:
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 04:45 PM PST with 6 Recommends
‘Capture the Flag: A Political History of American Patriotism’
by jimstaro
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun May 31, 2009 at 04:25 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
What moves you? Is there a song from childhood, a sight, a distant witnessing of some kindness the image of which has never left you? What moves us... "us" being every living ...
by wewhodream
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Mar 02, 2009 at 08:46 AM PST with 5 Recommends
We don't know exactly who came up with the invented word "Homeland" back in the days after 9-11, but clearly it was a word meant to promote fear, jingoism, and unquestioning patriotism. No matter ...
by flitedocnm
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2009 at 11:01 AM PST with 26 Recommends
From Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac we learn that today is Umberto Eco's birthday. So: Happy Birthday Umberto! It's the ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 08:09 PM PST with 17 Recommends
I know that this may be a breach of protocol, as I just diaried this yesterday . If you have never heard of The White Knot, ...
by Random Excess
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 08:50 AM PST with 15 Recommends
The other day, I had a common experience. I was driving behind a pick-up truck, whose entire back window was covered with an image of the American flag, with a large bald eagle in the middle. I drew ...
by twem
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2008 at 09:23 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I'm an immigrant. I became a U.S. citizen on 5/10/05 and will vote in my first presidential election this November. Seeing that my native country is Germany it may not come as a surprise that my ...
by citisven
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jul 04, 2008 at 08:47 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
First I should make clear that this is not an attack on wasps (white anglo-saxon protestants, for those who may not be familiar). This is an elucidation of why many in American society have never ...
by Arculi
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 10:32 PM PST with 5 Recommends