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Never Trust A Republican

There’s a weird trend now. You’ll find a short list of some ways this Republican or that made the wrong choice between being a decent person who represents their constituents or a greedy, reckless yes-man. At the end of the list, a relentlessly positive or downright naïve person brings up one not-completely-horrible-thing that Republican has …

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Excuses, Excuses

The thing is, it’s patriarchy that says men are stupid and monolithic and unchanging and incapable. It’s patriarchy that says men have animalistic instincts and just can’t stop themselves from harassing and assaulting. It’s patriarchy that says men can only be attracted by certain qualities, can only have particular kinds of responses, can only experience the world in narrow ways. Feminism holds that men are capable of more – are more than that.

Included in all the frighteningly divisive rhetoric lately in the news/politics/social media, I’ve noticed a strange dichotomy about sex. We’re supposed to identify as “us” against the “other,” divided by skin color, income, religion, nationality, etc. but for some reason (I suspect religion as the root, honestly) we’re also supposed to be divided along strict …

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Beware: Ignorance

Quote on ignorance from Octavia E. Butler's "Parable of the Talents."

Beware: Ignorance Protects itself Ignorance Promotes suspicion. Suspicion Engenders fear. Fear quails, Irrational and blind, Or fear looms, Defiant and closed. Blind, closed, Suspicious, afraid, Ignorance Protects itself, And protected, Ignorance grows. (Above from Chapter 12 of “Parable of the Talents” by Octavia E. Butler) This passage comes to mind as I see serious people asking …

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Dead Man’s Curve

One heart. E pluribus unum.

It’s like a scene in a movie. The car is speeding up a winding, mountain road, and you see The Curve ahead, maybe there’s a close-up of the rickety old guardrail, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. You’re thinking back, wondering what you could have done differently. Could this have been …

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Nation Divided

Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. - Martin Luther King Jr.

The upcoming week includes a celebration of this country’s declaration of independence from England. It is the anniversary we chose for the beginning or birth of this nation. We gather together with friends and family to celebrate our freedoms and responsibilities as beautiful, diverse members of a whole. For more than a year Americans have …

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