The man in the Oval Office wants us to believe he is the law and order president. Take a moment. Let that sink it. The law and order president! Are you laughing, crying, raging, sighing, sulking, or shaking your head in disbelief? (By the way, if you are saying he is a law and order… Continue reading Law(less) and (Dis)order(ly) President
Masha Gessen just released her new book, Surviving Autocracy. I just started it and it has already pulled me in. As I read last night, the last two sentences of Chapter 2 made me put the book down in a bit of shock. Those two sentences are: “No powerful political actor had set out to… Continue reading “Surviving Autocracy”
Leaders of Conscience, Why Have You Forsaken Us?
“Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded, and I will refresh you.” (Matthew 11:28) Jesus was a protester (Luke 4:16-31, Matthew 4:23-25, Luke 5:15, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 11, John 5:16, Mark 3:1-6, Matthew 5-7, Matthew 11:20-30, Luke 7, Luke 11, Matthew 9:35, Matthew 13:56-58, Matthew 10, John 4; Matthew 9:2-8). The Jesus… Continue reading Leaders of Conscience, Why Have You Forsaken Us?
Democrats: Where are you?!
Too often I ask myself, where are our elected Democrats? We have a pandemic, massive protests, and rioting occurring right now in our nation! Now is the time to be with the people—not speaking to us on TV, not tweeting, not Zooming, not doing robocalls or e-mails. We need you with we the people. We… Continue reading Democrats: Where are you?!
“The Fires are Necessary”
Photosource: https://thevillagereporter.com/minneapolis-police-station-torched-amid-george-floyd-protest/ Reading through all of the protest and riot news today, two things are stuck in my mind. One is how it appears those who want to start race wars and create anarchy are highjacking peaceful protests. The other is what one person said, “The fires are necessary.” This has left me confused and… Continue reading “The Fires are Necessary”
As a white person, I am well aware of the privilege afforded to me due to the color of my skin. As white man, I am well aware of the deference given to me even when I haven’t asked for it. As a gay white man, I am well aware of the danger I might… Continue reading Hoodie Guilt
Don’t Fall for It
If you have not read this article (https://thebulwark.com/dear-reader/) by Lois Lowry about a prequel to her book The Giver, you need to stop whatever you are doing, yes right now, and read it. Her words best express what is going on right now with the Trumpists that I’ve read so far. After reading this article… Continue reading Don’t Fall for It
Things that Make One Go, “Hmmmm!”
While perusing Facebook earlier today, I saw a post by a Mr. Smith about liberals and the man (the man) in the Oval Office. It appears Trumpists, and supporters of Trumpists, are wanting to have the post go viral by saying the post was going viral. I don’t know if it is or not, but… Continue reading Things that Make One Go, “Hmmmm!”
It’s Always Incremental
In order for something to become the so-called norm, the thing is introduced to us incrementally. Take the man in the Oval Office right now. He came down those escalators with a bang and told us right away who he was as a person, who he would be as a candidate, and who he would… Continue reading It’s Always Incremental
This Bible Verse is on My Mind
Few know of my religious background or my beliefs. Mainly this is because I’m a fairly private person and I’m respectful of the religious beliefs of others. I would characterize myself as more of a spiritual person over a religious person. The person I speak to the most on religious questions is my mom. Her… Continue reading This Bible Verse is on My Mind