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Bennie Wiley
Committed to finding, embracing, and promoting Truth wherever I find it. Opponent of an American Plutocracy,abusive politics, and the immoral politics of absurdity, hate, ignorance, and other immoral insanities.
Interests: Vacations at America's National Parks, Hiking up to waterfalls, Science fiction, Singing in church choir with ocassional solo performances, Foreign movies, especially Asian, Classical Music, Dancing, Giving parties, Going to parties, Cruises, Reading and writing poetry
Recent Activity
In my younger years most of my dear trusted friends were women. Not because they were young, beautiful, or willingly sexual; some were, some were not. It was because for the most part, their sensibilities and intelligence were more valuable that anything I got from men. It was also because I realized that if I wanted to learn anything about women, my best source was women not men. More often than not, men are simply the worse source... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Eve's Daughters
Deep in the recesses of Every Man's soul, A juxtaposition of Abstract and Concrete cognition Hides an irrepressible dream. I, too, Though I deny the cloak Of Every man, Had my dream. A juxtaposition of my own Concrete... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Black Embers Poetry
For Eight years conservatives lived with the fact that a black family was occupying "their" White House. A cool handsome black man with a beautiful black wife, and two beautiful young black daughters was more than many of them could handle with sanity. For them, this was a problem that could only be solved by having a white family in the White House. But more importantly, conservatives desperately needed a Donald Trump presidency because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at The Liberal Sentinel
For a long time I thought myself done with love And other emotions Except anger and laughter. Yet, what is this emotion I feel? I desire you. But it isn't desire that I feel. And I want to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Black Embers Poetry
Out of a memory It hit me. It's s all a fantasy, This thing we call life. We've seen it all. Beauty and ugliness. Sexual ecstasy and unrequited love. War and peace. Honor and betrayal. Slavery and freedom.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Black Embers Poetry
Why do so many women on the Christians right seem angry and unhappy? Is it because they are? Is it because angry Christians have embraced the rhetoric of division, hate, and ethnic and moral superiority instead of the love for humanity The Christ showed? Shouldn't a professed love for Jesus Christ and the tenets of Christianity be a balm for anger, hate, ugliness,and unhappiness? Inside the church, we witness professed Christian heads bowed in saintly reverence to God... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Eve's Daughters
This is a list of 50 things that don't make sense for America or are bad for America. It is a short list; it could be much longer. More than 72% of the items on this list have a conservative propaganda or have the Republican party as their source. That it is not 100% is the only reason conservative or conservatives is not in the post title. Nevertheless, the preponderance of too many things... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at The Liberal Sentinel
Is classical music dying? There is no apparent consensus on the subject. But some things are devastatingly true. In the age of predatory conservative politics and its assaults on Science, The Arts, and The Humanities, federal support for the Arts and Humanities is eroding. Since 1980, by 2014, federal support for the National endowment for the Humanities (NEH) had fallen more than 62%. In his 2015 budget proposal, Republican Party leader Paul Ryan sought... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at The Liberal Sentinel
It was a line from an Elton John song That resurfaced the memory. "I'm not a present for your friends to open", Except that I was. It didn't have to happen. But the universe is full of random... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Black Embers Poetry
I am a manipulator. I admit it. I enjoy control And making buffoons love me. Watching them hang on to my every word. It's the ultimate i living. In its absence I don't have much fun. I only... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at Black Embers Poetry
Dream it. Be it. Always seek it. Walk tall and glare Like you believe it. Live it. Scream it. Be filthy rich in it. Inject it in your veins Get high from it. Smell it. Taste it. Wallow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Black Embers Poetry
Conservatives on the Christian Right need a wake-up call. Their faith and love for the Republican Party is similar to their professed faith and love for Jesus Christ, but without the moral standards of The Christ. Conservative on the Christian right require no proof that their trust in the Republican Party has verifiable validity. They live on faith.But it is an illusion based on a presumptive morality that does not exist. They have faith... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at The Liberal Sentinel
Music surges through my brain As Beethoven lives on 140 Watts of Hi-Fidelity Stereophonic Surround-Sound. Images fill my head. With him. Without him. I close my eyes. Open them. Doesn't matter. Images dominate me As something else controls... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at Black Embers Poetry
A general religious axiom is that humans were created with the gift of free will. But we live on an imperfect planet in an imperfect world. Exercising free will in an imperfect world means we will make mistakes. It means unpleasant things can and will happen to us. They happen to us for many reasons. Sometimes we make poor decisions and poor choices that affect us for the rest of our lives. Sometimes we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Blessed Godsend
They were but masks. Imitation wood. From the trunk of a Dead palm With a countenance that said Africa. And I searched for a trademark. Made in Japan Or Taiwan Or Korea. For the symbolism they alleged Were... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at Black Embers Poetry
An intimate relationship with God is not free; it is a gift that must be earned. Protestations from some circles of faith notwithstanding, our failure to understand this ancient truth will yield nothing except continued estrangement from God and its grim companions, the Pain Of Mortal Being and the Fear Of Eternal Being. We cannot secure and maintain an intimate relationship with God by doing nothing. We must do something. So, what must we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Blessed Godsend
It's true. When women help elect right wing conservatives and tea party Republicans, bad things happen for women. Critical thinkers are bemused if not astounded that working class and middle class red state voters keep voting against their own interest to help elect conservative Republicans. The record is undeniably clear. All of the policies that benefit the majority of Americans have come from liberal politicians not conservative politicians. Perhaps the first sentence in this piece help explains the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Eve's Daughters
The mind of working poor whites and middle class white conservative voters never ceases to amaze and be worrisome. What follows are 12 reflections on conservative thinking that is bad for conservative voters and consequently, bad for America. 1. If you believe the Republican goal to privatize education, social security, medicare, health care, air traffic control, and the postal service is aimed at improving service for the American people, you are more than delusional;... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at The Liberal Sentinel
I never Dream of God. I have never dreamed of God. I wonder why. Because I can't dream Of the unknown and the unknowable? But I have dreamed of many things. I have dreamed Of the thinkable and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at Black Embers Poetry
God is the power that sustains life and order. If God were to perish, the universe we perceive would immediately plunge into chaos. Stars and planets would careen out of control. Our Sun would erupt in a Super Nova. All life would perish. The last vestiges of energy would burn out. Then; Nothing. God Is; we are. God Is Not; nothing is. The life sustaining energies we receive from Creation is the direct result... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Blessed Godsend
The current lot of Republican Presidential hopefuls continually spout venom, fear, anger, and hate. Most of us know that venom is a prescription for death. But fear, anger, and hate breeds insanity. It may already be too late for some conservatives to save themselves and our nation from those two outcomes. But we will post these notes to give the rest of you something to think about. 1. How can you look at the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at The Liberal Sentinel
Pro-Life advocates who insists that every fertilized human egg must be brought to term so that a child is born has a moral responsibility to assist in the development and protection of those children after they are born. A morally sane and knowledgeable person will not value the fertilized egg more than they value the living breathing child. If you value the egg; if you value the zygote; if you value the fetus; how then do you not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Eve's Daughters
Perhaps I miscounted. Or maybe it was just a number I made up. But I heard it more than once. After a break-up. At the end of an affair. At end of a romance that had run its... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Black Embers Poetry
Out of the many human characteristics that motivates human behavior, our obsession with the quid pro quo is one of the more powerful. It's our quintessential expectation. What's in it for me? If I do this for you, what will you do for me? Many people want to take the same position with God. "All right, God", some will imply. "What's in it for me? If I buy into a covenant morality thing, what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Blessed Godsend
A poll conducted by the Vet Voice Foundation reveals that most veterans are opposed to the privatization of the VA Hospital program and services. Does that mean that most veterans won't vote for Republicans who are adamant about privatizing the VA and as many other government services they can get a naive public to acquiesce to? According to the poll: 64% of veterans, a majority of both Democrats and Republicans alike, oppose privatization of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at The Liberal Sentinel