The more I think about Congresswoman Katie Hill resigning the more pissed off I get. The fact is she could have stayed in Congress and served her district while admitting and atoning for her mistakes (like so many Republicans have made), except that her ex-husband is punishing her by illegally sharing private files. Itâ€™s this …Continue reading "Congressional Slut Shaming"
1. Stoke paranoia. Deprive, dehumanize, physically weaken, and isolate people.
2. Cause/provoke crisis. (Or at minimum, ensure government is not prepared to handle inevitable crisis.)
3. Justify consolidation of power and suspension of human rights, civil society, democracy.
“The real problem is that rural Americans don’t understand the causes of their own situations and fears and they have shown no interest in finding out. They donâ€™t want to know why they feel the way they do or why they are struggling because they donâ€™t want to admit it is in large part because of the choices theyâ€™ve made and the horrible things theyâ€™ve allowed themselves to believe.”Continue reading "On the willful ignorance of religious right voters"
Sorry I’ve been neglecting this blog. Between Twitter, OrangePolitics, and FORpeace, I’m getting my self-expression fix pretty effectively I guess. Here’s a post I just wrote for the work blog. The repercussions of last week’s shooting at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville are echoing around the country. Is this the inevitable conclusion of …Continue reading "I’m pretty sure Jesus wouldn’t do this"