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Episode 63:  COVID Cancellations Portend End for Davos World Economic Forum…

Episode 63: COVID Cancellations Portend End for Davos World Economic Forum…

January 29, 2022

Rich folks have been gathering annually for 50 years for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Their mission has been to continually shape the global political and economic agenda – purportedly for the general welfare.

But, unless you’re a white, rich man, their agenda probably has not served you all that well… 

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Length: 20 min 57 sec 

Episode 62: MLK Has His Day. But Frederick Douglass Is the Greatest American Ever…

Episode 62: MLK Has His Day. But Frederick Douglass Is the Greatest American Ever…

January 29, 2022

Southerners triggered the Civil War (1.0) because they wanted to own Blacks as slaves. Now Republicans seem hell-bent on triggering a civil war 2.0 because they want to deny Blacks the unfettered right to vote.

So forget civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr, because it’s abolitionists like Frederick Douglass who must be really rolling over in their graves…

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Length: 25 min 54 sec 

Episode 61:  Racism and Rigging Canceled The Golden Globes…

Episode 61: Racism and Rigging Canceled The Golden Globes…

January 15, 2022

Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association vote on the annual Golden Globes. But after reports exposed them as little more than a cabal of venal white supremacists, Hollywood A-listers rushed to disassociate from their awards show. This previewed its doom.

Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote on the annual Oscars. But the problem is that their association makes the Hollywood Foreign Press Association look diverse and progressive by comparison. So are virtue-signaling Hollywood A-listers going to disassociate from the Oscars too…?  Ha!

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Length: 10 min 32 sec 

Episode 60: The Death of Desmond Tutu. (I Spare a Thought for Sidney Poitier too)

Episode 60: The Death of Desmond Tutu. (I Spare a Thought for Sidney Poitier too)

January 8, 2022

Is it just me, or are famous people dying in droves these days? Because not so long ago, their deaths came in such intermittent and limited number that I used to play the morbid game about the deaths of famous people coming in threes.

More to the point, social-media networks have turned the expression of condolences on these occasions into little more than a trite and often narcissistic ritual. That’s why, to disassociate from the maddening crowds who participate, I paid tribute to only four of the scores who died in 2021.

Fatefully, though, as I was preparing to record my tribute to Desmond Tutu, news broke that Sidney Poitier had died. And, if you’ll pardon the expression, I felt a divine inspiration to kill two birds with one stone.

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Length: 17 min 30 sec 

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