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The Sad Relationship Between Misogyny and Violence

The Sad Relationship Between Misogyny and Violence

In continuing our lively discussion on gun control, one element we have not discussed is the factor of misogyny. From the Handmaids Tale: “Someone once said men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”
The Russian Troll Factory

The Russian Troll Factory

The Russian troll factory was designed to sabotage our democracy; their intent was to divide us, to create racial disharmony, and to elect Donald Trump. They have infected our airwaves and this infestation disables honest dialogue because the conversations are saturated with false data, disinformation.
Honoring the Victims of Gun Violence

Honoring the Victims of Gun Violence

Well, another day, another shooting, and another recitation of ‘thoughts and prayers’ by our Republican Congressmen and Representatives. Our administration’s chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, said now is not the time to discuss gun violence. Didn’t he say that after the previous shooting?
I believe…

I believe…

I believe that racism is a cancer that has infected American from its inception, that America will never be made whole until we confront its history, its structure, its perpetuation and its manipulation by politicians who seek to divide us.
14 Early Signs of Fascism

14 Early Signs of Fascism

There is a plaque at the Holocaust Museum that lists the early signs of Fascism. Got me thinking: I wonder how this current administration measures up to the warnings?
Trump and Responsibility

Trump and Responsibility

We have never heard Trump utter the words, ‘I’m responsible.’ That concept is not in his vocabulary. We have however heard him say numerous times, ‘I’m not responsible.’
Our president is a racist

Our president is a racist

Trump is a Racist. He became the first President to decline an invitation to speak at the NAACP convention. He surrounded himself with white supremacists like Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, massaging his ego while validating his white privilege world view.
War ends November 13, 2017

War ends November 13, 2017

Ain't nothing more powerful than an idea. An idea can diffuse, dismantle force when it appeals to our humanity, our collective souls, and the innate goodness that resides in all of us. The Berlin Wall was dismantled, not though force, but through the idea of freedom.