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I Didn’t Vote

Jose Vilson Jose 21 Comments

I rebelled. I didn’t vote. Well, let me be clear. I didn’t vote for a Christian, a politician, a populist, or any major candidate. I didn’t vote because Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and any other social spaces made me. I didn’t vote because your profile pic, your text message, your constant blogs, and e-mails made me. I didn’t vote because any particular candidates’ face was literally all over the place on …

joker

A Better Class of Criminal

Jose Vilson Jose 7 Comments

Imagine a viable presidential candidate 75-100% funded by the people. Not that that’s going to happen for a generation or two, but let’s imagine that for a second. The idea that the person holding the top public service position in the country would actually be beholden to the people which he / she’s supposed to serve is almost foreign to us. Our idea of government these days is all types …

curtflood

Juneteenth: From Curt Flood to A-Rod

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

Juneteenth: for many African-Americans in this country, this is the true day to celebrate the emancipation of slavery. Though the Emancipation Proclamation came out late September of 1862, it really didn’t free the slaves per se. From what I’ve read, slaves in the North were still beholden to their slave-owners, and it didn’t have much of an effect on the slaves of the day anyways. Juneteenth celebrates Texas’ (and eventually …