Tag Archives: intolerance

Charlottsville and What is a Law-Abiding Citizen?

In my last blog, I asked what Charlottesville means to you. Today I want to ask you to think about what it means to be a law-abiding citizen. The violent rally in Charlottsville showed that there are multiple issues festering in … Continue reading

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What Does Charlottesville Mean?

With the horrid events of the rally in Charlottesville, VA and the mystifying and disturbing comments made by the president, I cannot keep silent.  There are many things I could say (and  I won’t get to them all at this … Continue reading

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Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan Fails Civics

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan Fails Civics Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan[1] has released advertising for a demonstration he has organized (to support President Trump on May 31). Through that ad he shows that he needs to retake a high school civics … Continue reading

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Women’s Liberation, Part 2: Self-Censorship

Previously, I have written about the Women’s Movement and sexism, most recently here.  Now I’d like to focus a little attention on language, specifically on how words easily and unconsciously shape culture. As Marilyn Frye wrote (I believe in the … Continue reading

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Women’s Liberation, Part 1

How does oppression affect women right now?  What can the Women’s Liberation Movement[1]  do? How can that movement wade through the quagmire of countless issues to define women’s oppression to others? While it is true that all societies influence every … Continue reading

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Becoming Human (a Rant)

Today I am frustrated. I’ve heard too many whining hypocrites and unfounded emotional diatribes.  I’ve listened to dueling newscasters and politicians, read facebook posts and heard angry rants on the radio. I’m sick of rich people who think they are … Continue reading

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The Fallacies of Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich’s speeches make me so angry. Lately he has been campaigning against child labor laws. That reason alone is enough to upset me, but why do people fall for his troglodyte viewpoints and spurious arguments? Ignoring the legal and … Continue reading

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The Limitlessness of the Divine

Desmond Tutu recently published a book God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations in which he argued that we should have “our notion of God deepened and expanded.” He also stated: “Our God would be too small if he … Continue reading

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Homelessness and Responsibility

Today, we are creating the future with everything we do. Dear Reader, I don’t expect you to solve global climate change or the problems of a consumer economy by yourself. In fact, I don’t know how to solve those problems. … Continue reading

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi, called Mahatma, was born today in 1869. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, he ”took for granted religious tolerance.” [1] I wonder what he would think if he were alive today? During his lifetime, he fought against intolerance. Therefore, … Continue reading

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