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The Backlash

In this new era of President Trump, where there has been an enraged backlash against the new elements of the civil rights movement, concepts like Black Lives Matter find themselves under assault. Many white Americans who bristle at the notion … Continue reading

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Check your… societal dominance

From one straight white cis male to all the others… we need to have a little talk. Here’s the thing. This country was literally built for you. For me. For us. The United States and its predecessor colonies existed for … 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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Liberals for Gary Johnson?

Every Presidential election is mostly a two-person race – from a practical standpoint, anyway. Occasionally a third party candidate does make some noise. In 2000, Ralph Nader got a lot of attention, and shook up the race, arguably weakening Democratic … 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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Police as Executioners

In Baton Rouge this past Tuesday, police shot 37 year-old Alton Sterling as he lay on the ground with no weapons in his hands. The father of five was murdered. There’s no other way to describe it. He was physically … Continue reading

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Brexit Lemmings

So, last week, the United Kingdom did it. They voted narrowly to leave the European Union. Well, kind of. Okay, actually, they didn’t. This was a referendum among the citizenry to ascertain popular opinion about the EU. The actual process … Continue reading

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