Tag Archives: Current Events

The “Very Stable Genius” has been arguing with a dead guy for the last three days.

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Forever In Flux

“As human beings we share a tendency to scramble for certainty whenever we realize that everything around us is in flux. In difficult times the stress of trying to find solid ground– something predictable to stand on– seems to intensify. But in truth, the very nature of our existence is forever in flux. Everything keeps …

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Saint Abbie Hoffman

In this excerpt from Fates Worse Than Death, copyright 1991, Kurt Vonnegut talks about one of my personal heroes, Abbie Hoffman: I mentioned Abbie Hoffman in that piece about books as mantras for meditation. I realize that most people nowadays don’t know who he was or what he did. He was a clowning genius, having …

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Intellectually Agile

“If there was ever a reason to improve the country’s educational systems, just look at where your country is right now. It’s not an intellectually agile majority that got us to this place.” ~Henry Rollins

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Emergency

“I could do the wall over a longer period of time.  I didn’t need to do this.  But I’d rather do it much faster.” (source) This quote puts the Supreme Court on trial.  Their verdict will show whether they are impartial or packed with partisans. I know the way I expect this to go.

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Obey

“Historically, the most terrible things– war, genocide, and slavery– have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.” ~Howard Zinn

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Well,

“Peace is a very complicated concept. When the lion gobbles up the lamb and wipes his lips, then there’s peace. Well, I ain’t for that peace at all.”  ~Abbie Hoffman The president called for unity last night.  When everybody marches in lockstep and does as he tells them, then there’s unity. Well, I ain’t for …

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“I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that He wanted Donald Trump to become president, and that’s why he’s there.”  ~White House press secretary Sarah Sanders (source) Hmm.  

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I think I know.

“All options are on the table,” John Bolton said. What he meant by that was, “If they don’t give us what we want, we might just kill them and take it.” It’s a behavior we accept on the international level we would never accept on the individual level. The next time you go grocery shopping, …

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MLK Day

When Malcom X returned from his pilgrimage to Mecca, he said basically, “You know what? I have met some new people, had some new experiences, and I have changed my mind.” That’s a very brave and rare thing for anyone, and unheard of for a public figure. Can you name another off the top of …

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Tear Down The

“If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it. Go over it. Go around it. But get to the other side of that wall.”  ~Donald Trump (Yes, it’s real:  source)

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Fascism 101

Manufacturing a crisis in order to invoke emergency powers is something we’ve seen before. It didn’t end well.

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