The Sacred Right?

By Alberto Pupo

Guns. What is it about these devices of death and devastation that makes Americans fall in love? The Second Amendment is often hailed as the actual Cornerstone of the Constitution. So many people in this Nation often stress the importance of the Second Amendment over the First. Clever marketing slogans often feel that the 2nd Amendment is there to protect the First,. Why are guns so important to the fabric of DNA? Is it truly just about protection? A need for self defense in a crazy world? Does having a gun really make us safer? Are the Red Coats still coming? Still after a bloody 2012 there seems to be a Change of Seasons in America. People are realizing that maybe the glorification of arms can actually lead to excess tragedy. This is evident especially considering the very emotional crescendo in the State of the Union Address where President Obama placed the very wild notion that maybe just maybe those who have fallen victims to the 2nd Amendment Continue reading

The State of the Union: A Tale of Two Speeches

 

By Alberto Pupo

Yes tonight has definitely defined the State of our Union. While one speech dealt with Climate Change, a $9.00 Minimum Wage, Immigration Reform, and Gun Control. Another speech touched upon the finer points in life such as beleaguered rich people, no  taxes, and another rote defense of the “ 2nd Amendment. Today’s State of the Union speeches have shown two clearly different visions of our times. The evening has also clearly shown that not only are there two different visions but there is one path that is completely out of step and out of touch not just with America but with reality in general.

Tonight was a night of ideology. President Obama was but a simple mouthpiece of what could potentially Continue reading

The Mayan Cliff?

 

By Alberto Pupo

The end of the world is here. So this is the great 12/21/12, the end of an era, the beginning of the Alien Invasion (or so says the X-Files). Will there be some great cataclysm, a wild shifting of the poles? Or will the day pass uneventful and the on December 22, 2012 it will be business as usual? Will we wake to a scorched Earth? Or a New era of peace and prosperity. The questions are certainly burning in the minds of Continue reading