Tag: religious hate

Are ethics a thing of the past?

Are ethics a thing of the past?
There are some who argue that one cannot lose what one never possessed. That is the view of a growing number of people. I am finding myself slipping into that camp, but I do not blame the teachings in most Holy Writings of the major religions. I blame those who pervert those teachings and call... Read more »

Are we a nation of victims?

Are we a nation of victims?
Victimhood has become a comfortable place in American politics. One of the luxuries of claiming victimhood is absolution for examining one’s behavior. Is it becoming a convenience to try and stifle criticism? White supremacists do not believe there is any legitimacy in charges of racism. They do not understand, nor, appreciate the institutional racism that... Read more »

America’s gathering storm

America’s gathering storm
I’m from the American Midwest. During the heat of our humid summers, we often see storms gather across our vast prairie. So flat one can see for nearly forever, we see them in the distance as they grow into monsters that charge across the plain in horrible fury. We go about our business, but we... Read more »
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I dread the anniversary of 9/11

I dread the anniversary of 9/11
I dread it because people use the anniversary to rekindle hate. Today is the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and a United Airlines plane crash in rural Pennsylvania. The greatest loss of life was in New York as two fuel laden planes slammed into the twin towers of the... Read more »

Why the surge in racism and anti-Semitism?

Why the surge in racism and anti-Semitism?
In Los Gatos, California yesterday, a Jewish Community Center was evacuated because of a bomb threat.  It was just one more incident in a wave of anti-Semitic incidents over the past few months. Last year, African-Americans took to the streets to protest minorities who died in police custody for no apparent reason or under suspicious... Read more »

The Obama era ends and the Trump era begins with division

The Obama era ends and the Trump era begins with division
I’m 66 years old, and as long as I have been a voting adult the nation has been divided.  In fact, before I could vote it was divided.  In the 1960s we were divided over Vietnam and Civil rights.  In the 1970s, Richard Nixon and Watergate divided us. In the 1980s, we were divided over... Read more »
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Hate is the new PC

Hate is the new PC
Hate is not just a Southern thing. There is a common stereotype that racial and ethnic hate exists primarily in the Antebellum South. The stereotype image is of Bubbas with their stars-and-bars on pick-up trucks, burning crosses, and calling grown men “boy”. That stereotype is another form of hate which is a first cousin of... Read more »

This just in: God is not a Republican

This just in: God is not a Republican
Former Member of the House of Representatives, and now Evangelical Adviser to Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann has announced that God raised Donald Trump up to win the General Election. Oh really? One would think that if the Creator of All things had His hand in this, Mr. Trump would be doing better in the polls.... Read more »

A legacy of 9/11

A legacy of 9/11
The event itself was one of those defining moments in time for every American. I think all of us can remember exactly where we were the moment we learned of the attacks. TV played the tape of the planes hitting the towers over and over, burning the images into our minds. America fell silent, and... Read more »
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