The “III” Symbol (Car Decals Decoded)
This interesting and cryptic symbol includes the Roman numeral three, “III,” and usually a ring of stars. What III means The three refers to the 3 percent of the American population that supposedly fought in the American Revolution against the British. We should say “supposedly,” because I don’t get the sense this was an especially…
The Punisher Skull (from the Field Guide to Car Decals)
The Punisher skull or logo is easily distinguished by its elongated teeth (four of them) and lack of a bottom jaw. It’s always shown face-on, with empty eye sockets conveying menace.
Our Politics Aren’t As Red vs. Blue as You Might Think
Massachusetts and South Carolina represent the seed beds of the two most dominant of those cultures, the former founded by priggish Puritans, and the later by slave-holding planters from Barbados.
What this is all about
I’m launching this blog to advocate for seeing American politics and society differently. All politics are identity politics of a kind. I say this as some one who has spent his adult life working in and around politics. Some of it is beneficial to society (“We’re the kind of people who care about kids”) and…