https://www.guernicamag.com/talia-lavin-into-the-abyss/ The abyss that this author is talking about is deep within the white supremacy movement which appears to be growing larger in the American consciousness. By infiltrating into their meeting and documenting their abuses, she gives us her urgent warnings. And now, for an historical perspective, this: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/10/white-supremacists-war-on-democracy-unscathed?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other
The title might be outrageous but the content is educational and fair. At least I hope so. If you disagree please, please let me know.
It’s Hallowe’en! The night where we dress up as ghosts and goblins and celebrate all things spooky. Or if you’re me, the night where I dig out the same pumpkin costume that I’ve put on all three of my babies so far while being thankful that I have a creative spouse who takes on the more elaborate job of making paper mache masks and cardboard swords.
I’ve been thinking this Hallowe’en about how it’s funny that once a year, we dress ourselves up as scary evil creatures, but year round we dress other people up as scary evil boogeymen. In other words, we make our opponents out to be worse than they are. This is similar to straw manning, but instead of misinterpreting the arguments and positions our opponent holds, we misinterpret their motivations.
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https://www.brainpickings.org/2021/10/10/thich-nhat-hanh-listening-love?ref=refind Buddhist practice in an environmental blog post? One aspect of the environmental crisis is the rancorous debate about causes and effects. Folks get animated and angry and don't listen to each other. And because of that, there is little common ground. The best way to establish common ground is to teach folks how to … Continue reading The Three Buddhist Steps to Repairing Relationships
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/nov/01/nearly-two-thirds-of-those-who-died-young-in-2019-were-male-research-finds?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other The research said that widening gender inequities in many regions have been driven by poor progress in addressing the leading causes of death for boys and young men.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/26/stories-to-save-the-world-the-new-wave-of-climate-fiction?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other What happened to the world we used to know?? Several novelists explore climate disaster in this report from the guardian newspaper. A must read!!
https://medium.com/change-becomes-you/uneasy-male-emotions-ef8fc5029ea2 Why is it so revolutionary for people to realize that men have emotions? Of course we have the emotions! Deep ones; that our culture teaches us to repress, with great cost to women, the environment, and Society in general.
https://bullhorncreative.com/blog/uncovering-your-brand-voice/ I have a choice about the voice I decide to speak with. What an amazing concept!! I speak to myself in a gentle, fatherly voice; with a kind heart, a loving demeanor, and a rational, inquiring stance. But I often present myself to the world with a tremulous voice, filled with doubt, and wonder. … Continue reading The Hero, The Sage, and The Individual – Bullhorn