I don’t need a president, so I don’t support presidential candidates. However, from observation, I have a suspicion about the future based on how I expect the followers of those candidates to behave in case of a loss. Or a “win”.
The state has the means, the motive, and the opportunity, so no one should be surprised that it commits the crime(s).
How do we become more present and alive in each moment? I have some ideas, based on the work I’ve been doing over the last 15 years on this.
I’m not voting for Biden. I’m not voting for Trump. I’m not voting for Jorgensen. I’m not voting for anyone, comprende?
What are you supposed to do if you want to continue the good fight against social ills you’ve already practically driven to extinction? Move the goalposts all the way to Mars. These days, the world’s best detectives would struggle to find outright racists and sexists. Yet implicit racism, structural racism, implicit sexism, and structural sexism will always be in plain sight, because the definition expands as the phenomenon contracts.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, intentionally went to Kenosha, Wisconsin, a place he knew was experiencing trouble, just to participate. He found trouble. So did the people who went there to riot and chose to attack the wrong person.
A country that was once making strides toward freedom slides further into oppression and authoritarianism.
“Progressives” – those who believe that a maximized involvement of government in your life and economic affairs (not just theirs, of course) is in fact progress, i.e., the creation of a better world – see individual liberty as a liability, not an asset.
This resignation to ongoing government lockdowns, endless social distancing, mandatory mask orders, and travel restrictions—even as the virus wanes in the US—is damaging to our social and economic health, and may be particularly problematic for children who are separated from their peers.
Mark Zuckerberg was the first to create a program we now refer to as a social media network, and was thereby successful in establishing Facebook (more properly known now as Fascistbook) as the “industry standard.” When I first joined a decade ago, FB was relatively unfettered. You could write and post freely, with little chance of being banned or censored. All of that, in more recent times, has changed dramatically.