Ever wondered what you would have done during the rise of Hitler in Germany or the Civil Rights movement in the US? The events of the last 6 days have had me reeling and asking myself that very question. I'm sad and outraged and worried and wanting to take action. What I am not is… Continue reading Ever Wondered…
I awoke this morning to Trump praising Poland, “as an example for others who seek freedom, and who wish to summon the courage and the will to defend our civilization.” Let's be clear, Poland is currently run by a right-wing, nationalist, anti-immigrant government that seems to have a streak of authoritarianism. This government has taken… Continue reading The Fundamental Question of Our Time
Let me be very clear, the shooting that took place on Wednesday against the Republican Members of Congress is a despicable act of violence. It should not be tolerated, normalized, minimized, or forgotten. However, it should also not be considered any more tragic than the many abhorrent mass shootings we have witnessed in this country… Continue reading Oh The Hiposcrisy
I don't recognize the United States anymore. Or rather, I do not recognize the US government. That's not to say this form of government is unfamiliar. You can certainly find it in the history books, autocratic and plutocratic societies around the world. It's just not something we're accustomed to here. I don't mean to imply… Continue reading Where are the heroes?
I was raised in a family that taught me that there are two things you never talk about in public: religion and politics. As I've gotten older, I've learned what utter bullshit that is. I mean, I understand why my family said it, but we've entered an era where being silent is no longer an… Continue reading Science Is Not Partisan & Climate Change Is Real
What the hell is happening? We really have entered and alternate reality. When confronted by something that is clearly wrong, why aren't people calling it out for being just that? It's absolutely flabbergasting. Where has the sense of right and wrong gone? Did it die in 2016? I'm not talking about grey area. I'm talking… Continue reading Does a Sense of Right & Wrong No Longer Exist? (A Mini Rant)