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Ronald B. Robinson
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Ron's writing and academic research examines race, religion, politics, media, culture, and society from a "trans/anti-disciplinary" perspective that integrates the brain, social, and psychological sciences. This includes examining how the brain, mind, body, culture, individuals, groups, and society comprise a diverse system of "patterned practices" shaped by history, "influence networks," and structures of power.

Ron is especially interested in exposing how Conservatives and the media use their power, networks, and knowledge to manipulate stereotypical images, subconscious associations, and implicit racial biases to "manage perception" and advance their political, social, and business interests, i.e. power. He also exposes how Conservatives abuse the Democratic Process, the Constitution's "Free Exercise of Religion" clause, and the 2nd Amendment, including key concepts such as "liberty" and "freedom" to promote an agenda which includes:

a) establishing Sharia-esque sovereignty over society and "full spectrum dominion" over our minds and bodies (including bodily fluids, zygotes, embryos, contraceptive, health, and partnership choices, etc.)

b) privatizing the public sphere (including public schools, prisons, parks and wilderness preserves, water, Social Security, Medicare, etc.). and

c) abusing religion, race, and law to establish their "moral authority/superiority" and "white-supremacy" and thereby cloak themselves in the mandates of a "higher power," rationalize, sanctify, and mask their totalitarian designs, and rally the "troops" necessary to aggressively foist their total sovereignty and supremacy over society.

Ron also examines how traditional Liberal/Progressive politics generally emphasize "issue oriented politics" rather than pursue effective electoral strategies to gain political power. This impedes their ability to implement a progressive agenda and has contributed to a right-ward shift of the media, citizenry, and the politics of democracy. Most significantly, its "unforced errors" have contributed to the successes Conservatives/Republicans have achieved in seizing sovereignty even when Democrats control Congress and the White House..

On a personal note, like President Obama, Ron’s father is Black and his mother White, and he describes himself as a biracial Black man. He grew up in Jersey City where he served with his brother and parents as the front line shock troops in the post-Civil Rights, Northern “Anti-Integration Wars.” This includes integration of their neighborhood, Catholic Parish, and its elementary school.

Ron went on to Jesuit school where he excelled as a scholar athlete. He describes his most significant Jesuit educational experiences as having translated "The Odyssey" and "Gospels" from Ancient Greek and his study of the works of Teilhard de Chardin and Richard Hofstadter.

Ron is a graduate of Cornell University and obtained advanced degrees from MIT. His extended personal Odyssey includes what he brings to HuffPost, which a good friend recently described as "outrageous humor and satire, making the horror of it all a bit more palatable."

This Odyssey includes spending many years in the private sector and later as an educator and leader within the Public School system at various levels. His experience and research includes focusing on and assisting the plight of whistleblowers and reform advocates within these systems. He is especially interested in addressing the issue of the so called “school to prison pipeline” into which public school bureaucracies have helped matriculate so many children - especially those who are Black, have learning disabilities, and/or come from economically challenged or single parent households.

Blog Entries by Ronald B. Robinson

The Hurtful Legacy of Herman Cain's "Suspended," "Brother From Another Mother" Presidential Campaign

0 Comments | Posted December 5, 2011 | 6:06 PM

I'm one of "those people" Herman Cain and some well known Conservatives have maligned as not "really" being black. In other words, my mother's White and my father's black. But my dad, who's 83 years old, was also born and raised in Lynchburg Va. during the height of...

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Heaven To Earth: Obama Is Not The Antichrist!

0 Comments | Posted April 1, 2010 | 5:34 PM

As a Christian and Jesuit-schooled Catholic, I can tell you in no uncertain terms: President Obama is not the Antichrist, although that's what about 25 percent of Republicans believe.

For those who like to make false comparisons, you might recall that there were some secular liberals who...

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Democrat Calls Republicans "Knuckle Dragging Neanderthals." Is Berlusconi One Too? You Bet!

0 Comments | Posted October 1, 2009 | 5:38 PM

Take Note, Take Note Oh World! - Democrat Alan Grayson "calls out lying Repugs on CNN" - and truth tellers and seekers the world over, like those trying to oust Italy's neanderthal, Silvio Berlusconi, ought study his technique!

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MSNBC's Rev. Joe Watkins Accuses President Obama of Breaking and Entering the Nation's Schools While Pastor Steven Anderson Prays For His Death

0 Comments | Posted September 8, 2009 | 2:27 PM

The "Rev." Joe Watkins, a Republican strategist and MSNBC "analyst," accused President Obama of breaking and entering our "children's school day" right after the President gave his speech today - like he was a common criminal ransacking someone's home, and then portrayed him as a kidnapper stealing away their...

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Murdoch and Fox Portray Black Men as Terrorists on 24

0 Comments | Posted March 9, 2009 | 2:54 PM

And you thought that Rupert Murdoch might ape a repent after his New York Post's "war crimes" depiction of President Obama as a "dead chimp" lost its "plausible deniability."

That would be a Hell No!

Instead, on Monday night Murdoch's top...

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Rupert Murdoch and Fox Use 24 to Portray Black Men as Terrorists

0 Comments | Posted March 3, 2009 | 11:04 AM

PLEASE SEE REVISED ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE:

Thanks,
Ron

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President Obama: Sign New Emancipation Proclamation to Free Us From Debt Slavery and Free-up the Economy

0 Comments | Posted February 13, 2009 | 12:20 PM

Dear Mr. President,

I believe the key to solving the housing and foreclosure crisis is by simultaneously reforming FICO credit scoring (Fair Isaac Corporation) and the banking and credit card company practices that have turned tens of millions of Americans into debt slaves.

This will allow more...

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Change FICO Credit Scoring to Stimulate Economy and Address Housing and Banking Crisis

0 Comments | Posted February 5, 2009 | 12:08 PM

Dear Mr. President,

As you know, the Republicans have been peddling a 4% mortgage Ponzi scheme that's the modern day version of "40 acres and a mule" - it's every bit the false promise that dashed the hopes of ex-slaves after the Civil War. Conservatives didn't come through then...

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Republicans' 4% Mortgage "Stimulus" Is Latest Ponzi Scheme

0 Comments | Posted February 5, 2009 | 7:15 AM

Does the Republican ploy to provide 4% home mortgages to boost the economy and address the home foreclosure crisis sound too good to be true? It is. Buyer Beware!

Their 4% false promise is the modern version of "40 acres and a mule." They'll never deliver.

The quiet...

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Fear and Envy of Black Masculinity: How Politico's Jonathan Martin Mugged President Obama and Got Away With It

0 Comments | Posted January 27, 2009 | 4:42 PM

If you saw Politico's Jonathan Martin's metaphorical mugging of President Obama
on Thursday and then read his and Carrie Budoff Brown's hit piece on him, perhaps you're as offended as I am. Watch Martin's body language and face from about 2 min 50 seconds into the...

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Keeping Anderson Cooper Honest: How CNN and the Media Flubbed Obama's 2nd Swearing In

0 Comments | Posted January 23, 2009 | 9:40 AM

Billions of people celebrated the live broadcast of President Obama's swearing in on January 20. Yet, the very next evening, CNN's "Just keeping them honest," Anderson Cooper, and White House Correspondent Ed Henry seemed to join the campaign launched by Chris Wallace of Fox Television News, Rush Limbaugh and others...

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