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I used to think "how did the psyche allow complicity to creep in resulting in such barbarous behavior from Germans towards their fellow Germans and fellow man?"
In a contemporary world wrought with justification for human indignities in the name of abstractions, it is important that we remember where these actions have led us in the past... the not so distant past. Actions are still justified in the name of abstracts: religion, party, and country. Socialism, communism, nationalism, protectionism.... Make America Great … Continue reading Atrocities in the Name of Abstracts
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."----We held certain truths to be self-evidentUntil they became inconvenient.All men were created equal-save for our women, slaves, and endentured servants.They … Continue reading American as Apple Pie
White privilege is a thing, and once people stop reacting to it as though it's a negative connotation thrust at white people and see it as a societal current state of affairs people might give themselves pause enough to begin having the discussion. I'm not non-white. I've never had to deal with, nor could I … Continue reading White Privilege Exists; Stop Being So Defensive