“I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.”
A lesson in leadership from Admiral McRaven who oversaw the raid that killed bin Laden.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wednesday Night Video: Childish Gambino's "This Is America"
Ty Burr, Boston Globe: "Is there anything more dangerously exhilarating than watching an artist coming into the fullness of his or her powers? The gifted and eccentric actor/comedian/singer/auteur Donald Glover released a new music video this week under his nom de pop Childish Gambino. It’s called “This Is America,” and it is, strictly speaking, one of the best films of 2018 to date — four minutes and four seconds of incendiary historio-cultural mind-messing that appears built to function as a closed conversation for black America and an open classroom for anyone else. Caveat: If you can’t get past the absurdity of a 60-year-old white man weighing in on this subject, I share your ridicule. That said, “This Is America” opens a window onto a complex dance of implication and revolt, complicity, and rage. It feels like a dance of death by a cornered man; it’s also more alive than anything I’ve seen in ages.