The mind boggles. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously declared the National Rifle Association (NRA) a domestic terrorist organization. While a symbolic act, they are urging other governmental entities to do the same. Apparently, support of the US Constitution (the 2nd Amendment in particular) is enough to brand you a terrorist in … Continue reading Apparently, I’m a Terrorist.
We live in dangerous times. We live in a era where divisiveness rules. Our differences deliberately amplified, our similarities ignored. "We" cannot be like "them" - even when "we" are actually more like "them" than not. We are taught to hate those who don't look/act/think as we do, and that hate is OK. We live … Continue reading The Times We Live In
"Privilege" in society comes in many forms. "Privilege" is when special accommodations are made for someone due to some specific factor, an assumption of entitlement - it's not an easy definition to spell out, actually, because there's rarely anything overt about it, the privilege is assumed because of (insert factor here). Mind you, "Privilege" is … Continue reading Smollett and the Power of Privilege
A couple of days ago, an arrogant, hate-filled Neanderthal shot up two houses of worship, killing dozens of innocent, defenseless people. I don't have the words to adequately describe my revulsion, both of the act and the attitude that spawned it. But they caught the guy. He'll never be out of custody, he'll live out … Continue reading Christchurch, NZ