I live in a small, conservative town, a place I’ve lived in for 20 years. It’s near the town that my great-great-great-grandfather founded in the late 1880s. I knew it was a conservative Christian town when I moved here with 42 churches and one tavern. My neighborhood had 350 families; now, we have 800. MostContinue reading “Racism in a Small Conservative Town”
Juneteenth is a holiday that many people are unaware of, and others choose to ignore, or worse, appropriate for their own racist needs. For those who still aren’t sure what this nationally recognized holiday is all about, here is some information about the history of Juneteenth. “Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slaveryContinue reading “White Supremacy (shaking my head)”
“OathKeepers’ lawyer claims ‘the Constitution does not protect one from violence’ in a typo-plagued response to Capitol riot lawsuit.” “Attorney Kerry Lee Morgan claims that the Oath Keepers had no part in pushing Trump supporters to storm the Capitol, despite the fact that prosecutors have charged 14 members of the militia with crimes related toContinue reading “Capitol Riots”
“I’m tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I’m tired of never having a buddy to be with, to tell me where we’s going to, coming from or why. Mostly, I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feelContinue reading “Green Mile Movie Quote”
The following reposted by permission from Brendan Birth: “ MAY 3, 2021 BY BRENDAN BIRTH What is… Cultural Appropriation? When I was a senior at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania (which was in Fall 2015), a HUGE controversy erupted on campus. In short, there was an “Around the World” party at the college. At the party, a student postedContinue reading “Cultural Appropriation”
All three of these things, cults, religion, and conspiracy theories using the same techniques that kidnappers and pedophiles use; they depend on isolation and loneliness to take advantage of an individual and indoctrinate them into their movement; everything from Scientology and Mormonism and Evangelistic religions to the Proud Boys and Incels to Jonestown and theContinue reading “Cults, Religion, Conspiracy Theorists”
I find it sad that so many people “hate” others who are different. Growing up, I thought everyone thought like I did, that all people were people, even with their differences. As I got older, I felt that maybe racial biases were more of a southern thing until I started seeing the racism all aroundContinue reading “Hatred and Discrimination”
Hating others is nothing new. It goes back to the beginning of time. Here are houses built just annoy others, including on in Seattle. I guess some of these could be the first tiny houses and others the first McMansions.