We need freedom of speech, which entails freedom to express very unpopular opinions, precisely because most people are full of it and the conventional wisdom is so often dead wrong.
Tag Archives: Dissent
Don’t Let Them Change YOU
Don’t get sucked into their whirlwind of hatred.
Take Pride In Who You Are As We Fight MAGA Fascism
Taking pride in who we are is essential to all Americans, to all human beings, not just designated minorities.
Why Do So Many People Dislike and Distrust Progressives?
There are many Progressives who care just as little about their fellow human beings and the natural world as your typical MAGA does about other people’s morality.
Replace White Supremacy! Protest in D.C. on May 26
No bluster about “cancel culture” can be allowed to distract us from the bloody consequences of this deadly propaganda.
Protest Tucker Carlson’s Nazi Rhetoric in D.C.
Join us in protest on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. outside Fox News studios at 400 N. Capitol Street, Washington, D.C., where Tucker Carlson spews his racist filth day in and day out.
Building a ‘Beloved Community’
It may be too late to save America from Farce-Fascism or disintegration, or possibly both, but its fall will mark neither the end of the human race nor the snuffing out of the struggle for justice. Taking the longest view, which I call the view from Ecclesiastes Junction, or to use the Latin phrase, subContinue reading “Building a ‘Beloved Community’”
The Silent Minority
You hear next to nothing about them, but they may yet be the salvation of American democracy. Ever since the rise of farce-fascism under the leadership of Buffoon-in-Chief Trump, those of us with steadfast left-liberal beliefs who nevertheless had respect for the principle of conservatism, and for family, friends and neighbors who we knew toContinue reading “The Silent Minority”
Progress or Pessimism? Why Not Both?
For in great wisdom is great grief, and if you add to your knowledge, you add to your sorrow.—Ecclesiastes 1:18 It is a commonplace of political theory that all reformers of the “left,” from the mildest liberal to the most radical revolutionary, share a faith in the malleability of human nature. The underlying concept isContinue reading “Progress or Pessimism? Why Not Both?”
Let It Not Be Said We Didn’t Fight Back
The morning after the disastrous 2016 election, I received an email from Hillary Clinton’s campaign (purportedly from the candidate herself), politely thanking me for my work as a volunteer. I’m not proud to recount that I responded immediately with an expletive and the following screed: “I worked for you, walked door to door, donated money,Continue reading “Let It Not Be Said We Didn’t Fight Back”