Let’s Not Demonize Children in the Name of Racial “Wokeness”

About a month ago, a “racial” incident took place at a summer camp on Martha’s Vineyard. Two boys, both white, placed a tent strap around the neck of the African-American playmate. For me, the incident was less disturbing than the over-reaction. Not only were the police called but so was the Boston chapter of “Lawyers for Civil Rights” bloviating about “Racism rearing its ugly head”, “Reminiscent of lynching,” and “Targeting children of color” among other accusations.

Lost in the hysteria was the fact that the two perpetrators were eight and…


20 Years Later: The Changing Face of Terrorism

It’s hard to believe that an entire generation has passed since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Like most Americans, I know exactly where I was and what I was doing on that fatal date just as Americans did in the past on December 7th, 1941 and November 22nd, 1963. It was a gorgeous day with a deep blue sky. I had just finished my second cup of coffee. The radio and computer were off. The phone rang. It was my parents who, despite living in uptown New York City, had…


In the years following World War II, an army of psychologists, sociologists and historians delved into the mystery of why the German nation, rich in culture, music and literature, would follow a lunatic like Adolf Hitler who before his rise to power was a failed artist and homeless vagrant. Some argued that he was the net result of centuries of European anti-Semitism and German romanticism and that their loss in the First World War provided them with a sense of entitled victimhood. The Great Depression collapsed the German economy. Germany had enjoyed only fifteen years of democracy in its centuries-old…


The National Rifle Association has always relied on the technique of the “Big Lie” to radicalize its supporters. The concept is that if one expresses an untruth long enough, it eventually becomes reality. The idea of the Big Lie was practiced long before the internet, social media and “Alternative Facts” entered the public domain. Now that they have, it is so much easier to convince through deceit,

One of the biggest lies spread by the NRA is that the Nazi extermination of European Jewry occurred because Hitler disarmed the Jews. This belief is so entrenched in their mythology that even…

Daniel A Brown

I was born in New York City in 1950 and currently live in New Mexico. I am a published writer, educator, artist, former GA pilot and mentor for teenage writers.

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