It would seem the potential of a discussion of the racism inherent in our society, indeed what our society was literally built on, has become a debate on whether or not a flag should be taken down. All of the issues that are being talked about in the media that have to do with the […]Read more "The confederate flag debate farce. (Thoughts on the shooting in South Carolina part 2)"
While the media discusses the details of the shooting and whether or not it was a hate crime, or mental illness, or if he was a “lone wolf.” Other media – or “alternative” media – discusses how not calling it terrorism is a double standard, calling it mental illness belies the racism that the US […]Read more "Some thoughts on the recent chruch shooting in SC and the media."
One of the many issues that lie beneath the surface of our political discourses, not to mention our everyday lives is the idea of the banality of evil. What do we mean by that? Often in our rhetoric and conversations is the idea of the big bad capitalist, the evil polluter, or power-hungry politician. These […]Read more "The Banality of Evil OR “I’m just doin’ my job.”"
We are going to change the system. All we have to decide is how we are going to do that. And as angry as we have the right to be, let us remember that we are in this struggle to the kill the idea that there is nothing wrong. The idea that there is nothing […]Read more "Something I wrote a few years ago…"
Many people live under the capitalist idea that doing good for themselves will, as a side-effect, do good for others. The more I live the more I am amazed how wrapped up people are in their own lives. That is, how all they really think about is their own world. This of course is from […]Read more "Thoughts on individualism and privilege."
As talked about in a previous post, people feel that the rich are meritorious/virtuous/the best/elite because they succeed in the competition and rose to the top (upper class). This, when viewed as a class structure, is considered OK because they “earned” it instead of being granted it or inherited (as in a title). To complete […]Read more "Fair Playing Field"
So, here we are back state-side. We landed in Fort Lauderdale the other day. Now we are hitchhiking back up to Virginia, with several stops along the way. Right now we are in Orlando. It took us about a day and a half to get up here from Fort Lauderdale. Not too bad. We had […]Read more "Back in the States: Florida"