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Hal O'Leary is an 88 year old veteran of WWII who, having spent his life in theatre, and as a Secular Humanist, believes that it is only through the arts that we are afforded an occasional glimpse into the otherwise incomprehensible. As an 'atheist in the fox hole', he composed his epitaph at age 20.
With open mouth and open mind,
I came into the world to find
Life's riddle in one word defined,
And now, that Life is left behind,
Although I know they would be kind,
With open mouth and open mind,
Hal was recently inducted into the Wheeling Hall of Fame and is the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from West Liberty University. His two favorite quotes are:
"I build my house on nothing, therefore the whole world is mine."
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
"I don't know if there is a Utopia, but I am certain that we must act as though there can be."
(10 comments) SHARE Friday, July 12, 2013 If We Don't Demand a Return to Democratic Government Now, It May Be Lost Forever!
There are those who either accept what the Government chooses to tell them, or who choose to do nothing about it. Doing nothing is a choice. It means that you are willing to allow the Government to do whatever it wishes without any consideration for the consequences. You are giving it your permission to spy, torture, and murder innocent civilians, including American citizens. Do you really want to be guilty of that?
(20 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 20, 2013 American Education
The recent splurge of cheating by students, teacjers and administrators is just a symptom of the greator disease afflicting American Education.
Until we ask and answer the question of why we ecucate, we can't even consider a question of how.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 11, 2013 The Sins of Wealth
How can one ignore and tolerate the obscene discrepancy in global wealth between the haves and have-nots, when just a few have amassed great fortunes by the instigation of wars in which the poor must fight and die?
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Divide And Conquer
Divide and Conquer outlines the various means by which the oligarchy is successfully manipulating the comotose American public.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 16, 2013 America The Not-So-Beautiful
By connecting the dots of American history, we will arrive at a truer understanding of what we really have been and are. Only then can we realistically begin to fulfill the promise of our beginning.
(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 2, 2013 What Else But Madness
America seems to be adicted to murder.
Is it any wonder considering our history. From the genocide of Native Americans to murder of millions of innocent men women and children by our military, murder is condoned.
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 26, 2013 Portrait of America
Portrait of America draws an anology between Norman Rockwell's painting of The Freedom of Speech and Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. While the picture of Gray grows old and uggly hidden away, the person has retained his youth and features. While the portrait of America grows old and ugly, hidden in the closet of our minds, we continue to see ourselves as both youthful and virtuous.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, December 17, 2012 Look To the Mirror
It is difficult to understand how, after each of these insane shootings, we find Pundits, Preachers, Psychologists and Psychiatrists failing to realize that although they may correctly conclude that the perpetrator was of unsound mind, they seem not to recognize that he is a victim of a Neurotic Society.
SHARE Thursday, December 6, 2012 Am I insane? Or...
INSANITY, a poem designed to enable that minority who finds the courage to truly disapprove of war that it is not they who are out of step with humanity and there-by insane. It is a fear ridden majority of humanity that has fallen victim to the strategically induced paranoia that allows the evil ones to maintain a state of perpetual war who are indeed insane.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 29, 2012 I Say, Over The Cliff
This article is to suggest that economically "over the cliff, may not be the worst way to go.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, November 23, 2012 Utopia
In the face of world chaos, a world in which any hope for Utopia seems impossible, a positive and progressive attitude may still be found to lift us from the profound depression.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 2, 2012 Should You Believe
Should You Believe, if you do believe that we are still living in a democracy, think again.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Who's Insane?
The poem, Who's Insane, is designed to bring to light that a society can indeed be neurotic and thus insane.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 22, 2012 Wage Slavery Is On The March
Wage slavery is actually more onerous and destructive of freedom than the slavery of the old south.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, October 8, 2012 The Third Party
This article is a plea for the voter not to vote in protest of the fascist cabal that has taken control of the government.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Anti War Poetry Hal O'Leary
The article consists of seven anti- war poems that needs to be understood by a public that has been deceived with lies into sacrificing sons and daughters in wars that are brought about for no other reason than to increase the wealth of psychopaths and sociopaths who make no sacrifice.