Sunday, June 11, 2017
It is not normal that the president of the United States seemingly has embraced Russia, and neglects the democratic principles that are the core of America. He accuses others of obstruction, when he has not even tried to govern. He can find few who are willing to serve his administration. He contradicts his advisors, our allies. He bullies and lies, what type of role model is he? It is not normal when the GOP uses him to cover their greed over country. They do not listen to their constituents, they do not attend town halls. They are passing bills in secret, secret even from their colleagues on the other side of the aisle. That no one in the GOP seems to blink at the fact that Russia has managed to corrupt our elections. It is not normal.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
This is not good for Children
The Texas Legislature has a bill in front of it that would allow not only faith-based adoption agencies but all others to refuse to allow Jewish, Muslim or LGBTQ families to adopt children. http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/texas-adoption-agencies-could-soon-ban-gays-jews-muslims-n756201 This is not in the best interest of children, and it is unconstitutional. Other Five States are doing the same, only South Dakota's ban extends to state agencies.
Monday, May 08, 2017
Not As Individuals
We seem to have become a nation of individuals-- interested only in what affects us, and how much we are to gain. We need to not act as individuals if we are to save our democratic republic from the onslaught that is Trump & his cronies actions. Please see the recent GOP congressional repeal & replacement of the ACA (Obamacare). Their proposal indicates to be that for all their pro-life rhetoric, they do not really care for living humans-- this proposal would remove people from health insurance, especially those who might need it. The list of pre-existing conditions basically includes most women, the elderly, the other and those who are unfortunate not to be born rich. (Funny, that erectile dysfunction is not a pre-existing condition). http://time.com/money/4763609/pre-existing-conditions-ahca/ We are not alone: Elsewhere, in the name of animal rights, Belgium's Walloon region has banned kosher & halal butchering (butchering animals without stunning them first). This is exactly the same first act that the Nazis proposed and passed when they took power. Again, in the name of animal rights. When only Jewish people protested, the Nazi government knew they could disenfranchise, and eliminate Jews. http://www.independent.co.uk/…/belgian-region-walloon-bans-… We need to recover our civic engagement, our quest for the public good. The good point of Trump's election is that America is woke. We need to be vigilant and to take action. We need to speak truth to their lies. We need to pay attention to all that affects our community, not that which just affects ourselves! We need to work together as allies for our public good. We also need to be wary of state governments that are trying to make protest illegal or expensive--that is unconstitutional-- we were founded by real patriots who protested! https://theintercept.com/…/oklahoma-governor-signs-anti-pr…/
Saturday, April 08, 2017
While I am glad that you have finally gotten a heart; throwing 49 tomahawk missiles does not make one presidential (especially without Congressional approval). Nor, does it solve the problem.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
A good essay on why we look back at political theorists to explain today... https://medium.com/amor-mundi/thoughtfulness-truth-and-responsibility-951ba734b5a4
Sunday, April 02, 2017
Tomorrow is the anniversary of my favorite, and the most radical of all Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches. He made it in support of the Memphis Sanitation workers who were out on strike. He made it in support of equality--economic, social, political. I think it is one of his most radical speeches. Listen/Read: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkivebeentothemountaintop.htm He was murdered the next morning. chills.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Why Media Literacy is Important
See Clinton Watts' testimony in front of congress yesterday: https://thinkprogress.org/clinton-watts-senate-intelligence-committee-trump-russia-fake-news-trail-of-bodies-1900e6fde054 http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article141746659.html http://clicklancashire.com/2017/03/31/senate-hearing-to-focus-on-russian-disinformation-tactics.html http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/washington-post-fake-news-russia/2016/11/24/id/760599/ We have a resident sitting in the White House, who can not distinguish between truth or fake news or propaganda. And, he brags about not being prepared, listening to our own intelligence agencies, reading almost anything. America, we need to teach our children well-- this is now our hell.