Confederates & Kisses: Our Cultural Disconnect

Confederates & Kisses: Our Cultural Disconnect

Question: What do the photos above have in common?

Answer: They both should be captioned, “Move along folks, there’s nothing to see here.”

The Confederate battle flag has been in existence in some shape or form for 150 years. Whether or not it should be flown on public or government grounds or whether it is morally acceptable to own, sell or fly one has been debated and discussed and then some over that lengthy period.

Is American culture so lacking of depth that some loony craving his 15 minutes of dark fame can alter legislation and commerce overnight? Apparently.

Respect: The Corollary to Miss Manners

Respect: The Corollary to Miss Manners

The statue is the Vietnam Women’s Memorial and is a moving and tear-inducing representation of three military nurses ministering to what appears to be a dying young soldier. The memorial honors the women who died there military, journalists, and others who served in honorable ways. What is jaw dropping is that according to the news story THE PARENTS ENCOURAGED THE CHILDREN TO CLIMB ON THE STATUE FOR A PICTURE. Seriously???

Hey, mom and dad! The monuments that mark the sacrifices made by military men and women is there for us to honor and respect, not for your child to climb over like a Jungle Gym or pose for a selfie.

Protecting the Shield – How the NFL Got it Wrong, Then Got it Right

Protecting the Shield – How the NFL Got it Wrong, Then Got it Right

When you are wrong, say you are wrong – As the NFL is the undeniable king of professional sports in the U.S., they can pretty much do as they please. In this case, however, two unrelated, by-the-book disciplinary procedures were linked in time and space – providing a stark comparison. It had to be one of those, “Oh duh. I get it,” moments when the commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, heard the public outcry.