Your Compassion is Overwhelming

#BlackLivesMatter Why is this so difficult to understand? “But actually, ALL lives matter!” Really? What a fucking revelation! Thank all of you All Lives Matter folks out there who are so quick and vehement in stating what should be obvious to everyone. Your compassion and empathy for All Lives, from the microbes swimming in your … 

 

Learn to See Whiteness

I read a white person saying that labeling white people as white was perpetuating “the problem.” Colorblindness has been discussed over and over. If you are new to the idea that “not seeing color” contributes to racism, please dig a little deeper. While sure; in an ideal world we would no longer recognize the color … 

 

It’s the Orchard, not the Apples

It’s not a couple of bad apples. I have been reading white folks speaking about the killing of black folks. I keep reading sentiments like; “what is happening in our country?”; “it is getting worse and worse…”; “we are losing our humanity as a country…” There is a hope and a problem in these statements. … 

 

And the Crowd Goes Wild!

“There is only one thing that gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression.” – John Locke “That guy” came to Albuquerque yesterday. Working to “Make America Great Again.” I am still struggling to understand what that means. But I don’t want to talk about that guy. And I don’t want to talk about the … 

 

Liberal Cynicism and the Cult of Personality

When the discussion turns to politics, my favorite question to ask people is; “what is the purpose of the State?” I have been asking this of both liberals and conservatives for many years. Most folks are initially confused by the question and I need to clarify. By “purpose” I mean, what is it designed for, …