Patriotic Americans! Freedom loving citizens!
the United States of America carried and revered the Confederate battle flag
while killing almost 400,000 Americans. It is more than unpatriotic to display
it, it is more than disrespectful, it is an endorsement of treason and mass
Employers of America! If an employee of yours is found to
display or otherwise covet the Confederate flag, "FIRE THAT SONOFABITCH! FIRE
A former visitant of UC Santa Cruz, former union boilermaker, ex-Marine, Vietnam vet, anti-war activist, dilettante in science with an earth-shaking theory on the nature of light (which no one will consider), philosopher in the tradition of Schelling, Hegel, Merleau-Ponty, Marx, and Fromm (sigh, no one listens to me on that either), author of a book on wine clubs (ahem), and cast-off programmer of ancient computer languages.
I've recently had two physics articles published in an obscure but earnest Central European journal (European Scientific Journal http://www.eujournal.org/index.php/esj) but my main interests remain politics and philosophy.