Can We Stop The “I Have A Dream” Talk Now?

I know I’m going against the grain, but can we please…PLEASE…stop talking about the “dream”?

Yes…I’m feeling cynical. Because whenever the “I Have a Dream” speech is talked about, the part that gets talked about is the part that can be sanitized; the kum-by-ya/let’s hold hands/can’t we all just get along part.  The “insufficient funds” part of the speech doesn’t get talked about much.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a complicated man. And the “I Have a Dream” speech is about so much more than that damn dream. So, for the love of G-d, can we stop talking about the “dream” and start talking about the “insufficient funds”?

Why Everybody Should Watch “Scandal” Episode ‘The Other Woman’ BEFORE The US Takes Military Action In Syria

Have chemical weapons been used in the Syrian civil war? If they have, who used them? If not, why is there a force that wants people to believe that they have been?

Before this country goes down the road of warmongering once again, I think it would benefit everybody to watch episode 2 of season 2 of “Scandal”, ‘The Other Woman’.

Pay no attention to the main storyline of the episode. However, the secondary story is about an attack that happens in “East Sudan” and whether that attack happened or not. The storyline also talks about how intelligence is gathered and who gets listened to when that intelligence gets analyzed.

Before the US takes military action in Syria, the question of who would benefit from such action needs to be raised, loudly.

Let’s Talk ‘Scandal’…..Question #2…Is Defiance The Real Main Character?

I am a big fan of both the original Law and Order and Law and Order: SVU. And the one thing about both of those shows is, no matter who is shown as the stars in the opening credits, New York is the primary star and character of the show.

So let’s apply this to Scandal.

As I see it, all of the intrigue has been about one thing: Defiance. Defiance is causing most of the other characters to act differently than they did before encountering it.

Doesn’t this make Defiance the main character of the show?


Let’s Talk ‘Scandal’…..Question #1…What Is Mellie’s End Game?

I am fascinated by the phenomenon that is ‘Scandal’; primarily on the excitement about and around the show. So this post is the first in a series about the show that will pose a question that is rattling around my mind. I’ve watched 5 episodes of the show—1 episode in season one, 4 in season two, but the questions aren’t about storyline.

I’m confounded by Mellie. She participated in the Defiance cabal. She tried to make it so that Fitz would not trust (if not completely get rid of) his entire inner circle. She sanctions/ed the relationship between Fitz and Olivia. (sanction might be too strong, but it’s mighty close), at least tacitly. Yet, in “A Woman Scorned”, Mellie goes on national television and announces that Fitz has been having an affair.

Granted, in “White Hats Back On” Fitz goes back to Mellie, but the reason Fitz goes back to her is Olivia chooses the OPA team.

So…what’s Mellie’s end game?

But that might be the wrong question. This might be the bigger question…does Mellie love Fitz?