Tag: Facebook

Finding the Shepherds

Finding the Shepherds
In America, we live in divided times with a big dose of cynicism thrown in for good measure.  It seems like we’re always at one another’s throats.  The nation is polarized and angry.  Politicians like that. When they polarize us they can exploit our anger.  When they harness hate for the other side, then they... Read more »

Is hate the new normal in the age of Trump?

Is hate the new normal in the age of Trump?
Wouldn’t it be simple if we could blame Donald Trump for the lack of civility in our political life in America?  It would be so easy to have a fall-guy for what passes as political debate these days. A friend of mine and I spoke this weekend about the lack of civility and the lack... Read more »

Who do you hate?

Who do you hate?
This article started out as, “What do Americans really want?” It was to be about national priorities and try to figure out what America really wants as a nation.  It became obivious that what America wants is to hate. We used to talk a lot about national priorities. In 1972, I recall Richard Nixon’s campaign... Read more »
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Turn down the hate

Turn down the hate
In Kankakee, Illinois, a local school employee is on paid leave after a political photo was posted on his Facebook Timeline. Dr. Genevra Walters, Superintendent of Schools for Kankakee School District 111, in collaboration with the Teacher’s Union, had a presentation to the staff about the inappropriate use of social media in the wake of... Read more »

Turn off the hate machine

Turn off the hate machine
Go to social media, and you will find the America that terrorist Omar Mateen viewed: bigotry, anger, intolerance, self-centered behavior, hatred, radicalism, violence and fear and as a country, and a nation with little or no empathy. In short, a place with not much in the way of morals filled with hate and loathing. We... Read more »