Monday, 04 October 2010 15:23
and the Bigot-Whisperers of the Right
by Phil Rockstroh
I was born, at slightly past the midpoint of the Twentieth Century, in the deep south city of Birmingham, Alabama- "The Heart of Dixie." My earliest memories are of a time of societal upheaval and cultural trauma. At the time, as the world witnessed and history chronicles, Birmingham could be an ugly, mean place. My father, employed at the time as a freelance photo-journalist, would arrive home from work, his clothes redolent of tear gas, his adrenal system locked in overdrive, his mind reeling, trying to make sense of the brutality he witnessed, perpetrated by both city officials and ordinary citizens, transpiring on the streets of the city.