Category Archives: Rant

It’s the end of the year as we know it

…and I feel ambivalent. That doesn’t rhyme. With apologies to Michael Stipe and Co., nothing else has occurred in any sort of rational way in 2017, so why should I come up with a clever lyrical parody? I’m just trying … Continue reading

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False Equivalence

I posted this on Facebook yesterday. After the riots and terror perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, a significant percentage of the right-leaning media bent over backward to shift focus, and claim that the Black Lives … Continue reading

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On Secular Morality

This brief missive came about from indirectly observing the argument of… we’ll say a friend of a friend, on Facebook. This individual was discussing morality, specifically the need for morality to be centered around religious tenets. Between his initial post, … Continue reading

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There’s no justice like angry mob justice

Some kids lose a game, and challenge their victorious opponents for a rematch. Some pout, take the ball, and go home. Some try to start a fight. And then there’s that big orange haired kid with the rich dad and … Continue reading

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Edging toward Godwin

This is a quick rant expounding on a thought I posted to Facebook yesterday. I’ve talked repeatedly about fear, and how Trump stokes people’s worries and concerns, and distracts from real problems. Unfortunately, it bears repeating. And repeating. And repeating… … Continue reading

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The Politics of Fear

Why are people voting for Trump? Fear. More than anything else, the reason is fear. I listened to NPR interview a couple who were planning on voting for Trump. They kept repeating certain points. They talked about how they didn’t … Continue reading

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White defensiveness

“Not all cops” and “blue lives matter” is just as stupid as “not all men” and “all lives matter.” It’s defensive deflection. It’s someone (usually of a privileged group), taking the fact that certain groups are disproportionately victimized, as a … Continue reading

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