How different are American Exceptionalism (think both Barack Obama and Donald Trump), Black Power, Gray Power, Feminism, Transgenderism, Nationalism, Chosen People-ism or Only True Religion-ism from White Supremacism? They all involve group elitism without regard to individual effort. It seems obvious, as an empirical fact, that members of different groups…

Identity politics, the purportedly “woke”, the destruction of historical monuments, the illusory #MeToo movement, all addressing real problems but apparently making them worse, continue unabated and uncontrolled. Reality seems illusory and illusions reality as slogans by those most responsible for the ills of which they complain flood our senses. Authoritarianism…

The 2021 Yankees made clear to me what many others already knew, and which I certainly suspected. Most winners in sports have soul, it’s more than a mere business, and leadership starts, … well; that’s a good question. Since the end of the Georgian era in Yankees baseball the Yankees…

America’s proclivity for constant belligerency is sold to those who, from our perspective, have to pay the price; all too frequently the ultimate price, through the maxim “freedom is not free”. It is a potent slogan, charged with emotion, especially to those willing to sacrifice everything for a cause. Unfortunately…

Once again the final call is played and American troops withdraw in ignominy from a conflict they should never have been sent to fight. Wasted lives and wasted treasure, hundreds of thousands of civilians converted into collateral damage and the same villains, the cowardly politicians back home, still in play…

Guillermo Calvo Mahé

Guillermo Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia.

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