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Debra Rae's Past Articles

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Laughable Legends Turned Lethal: Sacrificing Common Sense on the Altar of Political Correctness


published: October 12, 2014


The teller and listeners accept as likely, or plausible, even the fictional narrative of a good legend.[i] Arising from within a specific tradition of indoctrination, a convincing, evolving legend ...

Eco-Justice EPA Style Privileged Planet; Plundered People, Part 2


published: September 21, 2014


In the early 1970s, a trendy role-playing exercise, the “Lifeboat Game,”[i] presumed to clarify students’ values in public school classrooms. It works like this: As a group of sur...

Eco-Justice EPA Style Privileged Planet; Plundered People, Part 1


published: September 21, 2014


In the early 1970s, a trendy role-playing exercise, the “Lifeboat Game,” [i] presumed to clarify students’ values in public school classrooms. It works like this: As a group of ...

Emerging Universalism Part 4: Strange Bedfellows of the House of One


published: August 25, 2014


In The Tempest, Shakespeare introduced an idiom that today has gained currency among religionists. “Misery,” he wrote, “acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” Now, it mig...

Emerging Universalism Part 3: We’re All Catholics


published: June 30, 2014


Arguably, unity is a coveted state in that it spells power; but for most Westerners, its attainment among religionists is especially elusive. In contrast, an Eastern mindset poses the provocative q...

Emerging Universalism Part 2: Ecumenical Reconciliation


published: June 08, 2014


In cadence with the likes of Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man, scores of unwitting folks skip merrily down the yellow brick road in pursuit of “the rainbow over the stream a...

Emerging Universalism Part I—“Anchored” to Sludge


published: May 25, 2014


Better known as Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel authored a number of beloved children’s classics. “I like nonsense,” Seuss exclaimed; “Looking at life through the wrong end ...

Children of, by, and for the State: A Legal Framework


published: March 30, 2014


Children are one-third of our population and all of our future.[i] Ostensibly providing for the rights of children worldwide, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) is a un...

A War for All Seasons


published: March 30, 2014


For ancient Israelites war held religious significance. In fact, priests often accompanied armies into battle. Wars were initiated with sacrificial rites; the divine oracle was consulted and trumpe...

2014 Road Map To Global Transformation


published: February 17, 2014


In working their New Year’s resolutions, many ponder what 2014 will look like for their families, state, nation, and world. Prognostications are indicators, imperfect ones at that; but eviden...

2014, The Year for Middle East Peace Part 2: Aliyah or A Lie?


published: February 02, 2014


In the words of historian Howard Zinn, "History is always a matter of taking sides."[i] The late Columbia University English professor Edward Said added, "Facts get their importance ...

2014, Designated Year for Middle East Peace. Part 1: Folly of Global Peacebuilding


published: January 20, 2014


It’s ironic that in a region known for millennia of feuding, ongoing wars and rumors thereof, standard greetings impart the message of peace, both in Hebrew (shalom, שָׁלוֹ) and Arabic (ʿalay...

Tea Parties, Laces, and Baby Doll Faces


published: December 16, 2013


As a young child, I was lovingly called “daddy’s little butterball” (no offense intended or taken!). To dad, I was made of “sugar, spice, and everything nice” with pro...

The Jewish Question Part 2: God’s Answer to “Convenient Hatred”


published: November 03, 2013


In pondering the Jewish question, I recall Fiddler on the Roof in which Tevye poses a revealing, though tongue-in-cheek question: “I know, I know,” he concedes. “We are Your chose...

The Jewish Question Part 1: Fallen Man’s “Convenient Hatred”


published: November 03, 2013


Over some ten generations, God faithfully increased the nation of Israel both in numbers and substance.[i] Nevertheless, likely out of fear and jealousy, the first of the land’s Hyksos (forei...

Civilization’s New Trajectory Part 2: From Feudalism to Class Warfare to Socialism to Techno-Fascism


published: October 13, 2013


With Draconian fervor, Brown Coats (storm troopers of the SA), Black Coats (SS), and Blue Coats (police) dominated Nazi Germany. Theirs morphed into a culture of surveillance whereby squads of poli...

Civilization’s New Trajectory Part 1: Chess Men of Transformation


published: October 13, 2013


Early in life, well-born, bred, and educated Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer embraced a noble call to guard his “great historical heritage and intellectual tradition.” [i] Unknown to young D...

World Future 2013 Part 2: Future-plex Mindset in a Hyper-complex World


published: August 04, 2013


Over the course of two and a half days, starting July 19, some 900 futurists are expected to gather at the Chicago Hilton for the World Future Society’s 2013 convention. With a view toward th...

World Future 2013 Part 1: The Next Horizon


published: August 04, 2013


From April to October of 1962, some ten million people visited the Seattle World’s Fair, popularly known as Century 21 and officially opened by President John F. Kennedy. With construction of...

Race to the Trough: Common Core Conundrum - Part 2: Cheat for Success


published: June 30, 2013


United by a common agenda, non-governmental special-interest groups have contributed to financing, writing, evaluating, and promoting new, national Common Core educational standards. Behind Common ...

Race to the Trough: Common Core Conundrum - Part 1: National Control of Ideas


published: June 30, 2013


In 1977, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph Califano rightly linked national control of curriculum to national control of ideas. [i] Indeed, our Founding Fathers purposely omitted ...

Kings without Kingdoms: G8, Google-meisters, and Bilderbergers


published: June 09, 2013


It’s that time of the year when a “by invitation only” roll-call of about 140 luminaries—corporate heads, major politicians, royalty, media moguls, and financial kingpins&md...

Politics of International Diffusion: Our Common Future


published: April 28, 2013


“It’s one-world now”—so said Leslie Gelb on the Charlie Rose Show (4 May 1993). President emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Gelb concedes that transnational ...

Quiet Diplomacy Toward The Future We Need:


published: March 24, 2013


Founded in 1998, the Quebec-based Forum for Democratic Global Governance (FIM) claims to know what you and I need. In a word, we need producers to provide for non-producers. To flesh out what that ...

Israel, The Little Nation that Could The Jewish Problem Examined, Part 2


published: March 17, 2013


A so-called “Green Line” marks the boundary between Israel and its Arab neighbors. On a sliver of mostly desert land (without oil), Jews created abundance (hence, the metaphorical &ldqu...

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A researcher, master educator and writer, Debra Rae holds two undergraduate degrees (in education and theology) and two graduate degrees (masters of education and ministries). She has traveled Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North and South America, Europe and Australia. Co-host of WOMANTalk Radio, Debra has been a guest on hundreds of other programs; and she is a contributing columnist/editor to online news magazines, including Having written a chapter for collected works of How to Overcome the Most Frightening Issues You will Face This Century, Debra has authored two books, ABCs of Globalism and ABCs of Cultural -Isms.


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