Meism

Normal Hygiene?

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

What is normal?  Normal is what we have been doing most, if not all, of our lives.  We don’t notice the abnormal unless it is a large or sudden disruption to our normal.  Most of the time, it is not.  Our lives and habits slowly change overtime. My dad used to tell of a big […]

Sacrifice

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Sacrifice means giving something up today for a better tomorrow. Self-sacrifice is a key virtue.  We give of ourselves to better those around us.  Our communities honor those among us who excel at self-sacrifice. Recently, we have seen the rise of an old and ugly form of sacrifice: the sacrifice of others.  A small, vocal […]

Defend Security, Medicare, and our Public schools.

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Make no mistake, the real targets of the “socialist” scare word are Social Security, Medicare, and our public schools. If these are privatized, billions more dollars will flow to the top 1% rather than into needed services. Stop the scam. If you receive a pay check from a local school board, a city, tribe a […]

We’re All Alice

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

“The Hatter’s remark seemed to her to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly English.”  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1911, p.101) Words ought to have meaning.  For the vast majority of us they do.  Unfortunately, we have walked through the looking glass and confront a Mad Hatter.   We’re all Alice […]

Donald Trump’s High Crimes

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

I am old enough to remember that politics stops at the waters edge. Now, conservatives are defending foreign participation in American Democracy. “The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of betrayal of his oath of office and betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” the speaker of […]

Abuse is about power and cruelty.

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Abuse is not caused by celebacy. Abuse is not caused by sexual orientation.Abuse is not caused by theology. Abuse is about power and cruelty. As along as we allow people with power easy access to victims, abuse will continue. Stopping abuse requires immediate reporting, credible investigations and certain punishments. Abuse can happen in a family, […]

Fascism Builds Brick by Brick

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

This is how fascism builds. Brick by Brick. Lies about foreigners taking over your country. Lies about how we need more control. Fake solutions to fake problems. Crowds cheering for fake solutions to problems. Demagogues burned down democracy. “You know if you go out and you want to buy groceries you need a picture on […]

Stop Babeling.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

I hate article titles like this. There is no doubt that the Babylonians built Towers. The Tower of Babel story, however, is about God and man. It is not about the Babylonians. The Tower of Babel story explains how a universal God became a tribal God. It explains how the rest of the world didn’t […]

Santorum Embraces Meism

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Few believe when I say that the very idea of a “public” is under assault by today’s conservatives.  When most people call themselves conservative, I don’t think this nonsense comes to mind.  “Yes the government can help,” Mr. Santorum added. “But the idea that the federal government should be running schools, frankly much less that […]