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Leadership Gone Wild?

January 27th, 2016 | Posted by David Whitfield in Global Justice - (0 Comments)

Leadership Gone Wild? Our Belligerent Presidential Candidates “He who wishes to fight must first count the cost… When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming… men’s weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be dampened.” Sun Tzu Something keeps nagging at me about our “leaders.” And when I hear  candidates, …
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Letter to GOP Candidates

December 24th, 2015 | Posted by David Whitfield in Global Justice - (2 Comments)

Dear GOP Candidates: Among you are liars, bullies, insulters, character assassins, and phonies—not presidential. And you think our military will continue fighting wars you start based on lies? You talk tough-fluff about bombing until the sand glows, carpet bombing which is NOT legal. You talk as if there are no laws of war. Either you don’t …
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Who is gutsy enough to put it on the table? Why did Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler leave his family 14 times? That’s 14 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and the 14th time he was killed in action. Less than 1% of Americans serve in the military to defend this country. I vote for bringing back …
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Will leadership ever work? I question the utility of leadership. And that’s because leadership is not working. It’s not working in developing countries; it’s not working in many parts of the world. Look at all the financial challenges, changes in disparate groups’ behavior, changes in weather patterns due to our behavior, and changes in the …
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What just happened in Indiana?  Can you tell me where the good leaders are?  With few exceptions, our leaders have virtually zero efficacies.  I read some time ago that most leadership theories and concepts fail because they are based on patriarchal ideologies.  After thinking about it for about 10 seconds, I had to agree.  If …
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I wish all human kind—that means all countries, islands, villages, etc., a nonviolent, joyful, and warless 2015.  That means us, too. We have been a country for little over 235 years; yet, we have been at war a total of 209 of the 235 years. Wow! That’s close to about 90% of our existence as …
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Who owns women? And who owns their bodies?  When it comes to social justice for women, patriarchy sees to it that women are not allowed to be in charge of themselves, their bodies, their wellbeing.  This line of thinking is parental; this line of thinking leads to deficit ideologies, resulting in structured inequalities; structured inequalities …
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The Power of Talk After reading the research about the “The Power of Talk,” I constantly thought about the three groups of children studied in the project. After I describe the three different groups, I invite teachers, school administrators, principals, parents, and professors of education, counselors, and those with formal or informal leadership roles serving …
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I’ve thought about this more than I wanted; that being black is worse than having cancer! And that’s because cancer is potentially curable. Blackness is not. There is no pill, injection, therapy, or modalities that will restructure a black person’s predicament. Not true with cancer. Being black is a target. Born black is a stigma, …
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Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink Samuel Taylor Coleridge—“The Rime of the Ancient Marnier” (1798) You’re sitting in your living room and suddenly you remember to take your medication; you head to the kitchen, turn on the water faucet—nothing happens—not one drop of water. …
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