Sadako Red

Author: Sadako Red Disclaimer: I chose the pen name Sadako Red in order to remove any notoriety reflecting on my other real job as a very senior executive in the Department of Defense. Naturally, my opinion is my opinion only and despite DoD wanting to associate with my fine work, they cannot have it. Trust me, they want it. Trust me, they can’t stand for it.

Author Archives: Sadako Red

Baltimore, Maybe it has a Chance

By | August 19, 2020

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [August 19, 2020]  Anytime we step out boldly to make changes, we take a chance that we might fail.  But the only way to get better is to try.  I’m no politician; don’t want to be now nor ever.  The City of Baltimore – you know the one that I can… Read More »

Why the City of Minneapolis is Burning

By | May 31, 2020

[May 31, 2020]  For citizens of American in denial, for those with their heads up their butts, and for folks on the edge of sanity, the City of Minneapolis is “burning” literally and by large-scale rioting, vandalism, arson and looting, murder, and political opportunism not seen since the 1965 LA Watts or 1968 Chicago race riots or the… Read More »

Duty, there Ain’t Enough of It

By | March 15, 2020

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [March 15, 2020]  Duty is the essence of humanness.  No words written are more pointed to the reason modern men and women are so unhappy … unhappy because they fail to realize that not doing one’s “duty” is the denial of our obligation to act righteously.  For the past several weeks,… Read More »

Fear, there Ain’t Enough of It

By | November 17, 2019

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [November 17, 2019]  Just when I was beginning to think I understood people …  Last month, I gave a guest lecture on “The motivations of America’s Founding Father Samuel Adams;” not that it matters much, but I’m considered an expert in early-American politics.  I gave my speech at Georgetown University here… Read More »

Courage, there Ain’t Enough of It

By | August 10, 2019

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [August 10, 2019] I was sitting on the sand of my favorite beach in Ocean City, Maryland (the home of artistic Xpression, the boardwalk, and sundaes in the park) when I overheard several of my sand-buddy neighbors arguing over what to do about “white supremacy.” Now, if you’re going to make… Read More »

Race Relations and Observing Failure

By | January 9, 2019

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [January 9, 2019]  Years ago Dr. Condoleezza Rice said something I never forgot.  She said the “United States of America had made enormous progress in race relations, and it is still the best place on Earth to be a minority.”  She is correct, of course, and I couldn’t have said it… Read More »

Leadership is not a Popularity Contest

By | October 13, 2018

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [October 13, 2018]  “Evil is not what leaders say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.”  U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy said these words shortly before he was assassinated by a Palestinian immigrant in the politically-turbulent times of America in 1968. Hmmmm, yes … that is one way… Read More »

Minneapolis Mayor is a Patsy

By | August 2, 2018

[August 2, 2018]  I was on my way home to Washington, D.C. from a Sunday morning, going-to-church wedding in Minneapolis, Minnesota when I heard about a sad story.  You see, there was a young 31-year old black man who was killed by police (happened the day I was there) because he had a gun, was wildly shooting it… Read More »