I have been thinking about how our culture works right now. With social media, people are attaining power and money over us by making us angry. That anger divides us. Making people angry simply works for people and organizations that don’t want us to think reasonably. Facebook makes money and political groups fire up their … Continue reading Our Friends Made Us Do It
Doesn’t this go on a lot? By all of us and on many things. But as an example, so many people got angry over the quarantine. Like me, they are angry and did not bother getting the facts. There is the other issue of the concerted effort of people to disparage the experts and fire people up. But for too many things, we see something, and it seems wrong to us. But we never search out information. We never assume that people or organizations have a good reason for their actions (I actually wrote a funny novel on how they don’t).
People that are so affected by the words communism, Marxism need to look how they are swayed. How rhetoric is meant to trigger something and how well it works. Both sides need to do it. However, I think that beginning with the tea party, these lines of "don't trust media or politicians," gives this feeling … Continue reading Rhetoric Sways Conservatives
a response to the meme how liberals want to ban meat, take away all guns, and give gay people special privileges.
consider how we can be wrong before deciding others are wrong.
When the Trump presidency ends, we will need to come together. There needs to be some give and take. Some concessions. The republicans can put candidates out there that is pro-life. The democrats will not get enraged as long as the judges appointed are dedicated to the rule of law. A republican president can work … Continue reading Last Hurrah of America First
Photo by Daniel van den Berg on Unsplash The Bill of Rights has been modified and updated as the times changed. I believe we could change it so that we are safer and most gun owners are happy. Gun owners are rightfully worried that people will continue to work until they no longer have … Continue reading NRA is holding a Gun
Nobody likes what they have. There is always something better and it is in our nature to find problems. Perhaps most importantly, nothing is perfect, but we want things to be. And that is why Trump was elected. He is a salesman and he used salesman techniques to sell himself. I noticed that seeing all … Continue reading Words are Stronger than Facts
The United States foreign policy needs to mimic an effective force. A mother. When they are not causing trouble, the mother remains quiet. When a child comes to them, they are loving. They pour on the love and support. But if the child disobeys and gets into a fight with someone else, mom goes apeshit. … Continue reading Mother’s Day Post Too Late
I don’t think that drain the swamp was a good analogy. However, I must admit that it was an effective one. People got a visual, it was catchy and people responded to it. It should be a dumb one. Yet a swamp is not a wasteland. It's a rich ecosystem. Not a great place for … Continue reading Swamp