I am a Citizen

Democracy & the Unreasonable: Lessons from Rawls | Issue 122 | Philosophy  Now

Every time I read another article about voter restrictions a shiver runs down my spine. I do wonder when I will fall under the restrictions? When I am old and fragile? When I no longer stand with ease? When I have the wrong friends, or belong to the wrong party? When I am still just a woman? When I have the wrong color, or freckles might be outlawed. When I am retired, or too young to die?

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Of History and Hope

We can learn much about the American Dream from ex-offenders who turn their  lives around

We have memorized America,
how it was born and who we have been and where.
In ceremonies and silence we say the words,
telling the stories, singing the old songs.
We like the places they take us. Mostly we do.
The great and all the anonymous dead are there.
We know the sound of all the sounds we brought.
The rich taste of it is on our tongues.
But where are we going to be, and why, and who?
The disenfranchised dead want to know.
We mean to be the people we meant to be,
to keep on going where we meant to go.

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2017, the Year America Fell Into the Upside Down

A very thought-provoking post from a blogger who I just found (or did he find me?) A post that is not just well written but also gave me a whirlwind of emotions. Judge for yourself, please!

Watching the Wheels

December 29, 2017

How is it possible to sum up a year like the 2017, the first year of the unimaginable Trump presidency, when alternative facts became accepted reality and actual facts were branded “fake news”? It’s been hard to believe any of it has been real. Americans seem to either embrace this pathological liar as their perfect savior (quite literally, there is nothing this man could do to lose their support) or are just too tired to fact-check him anymore to care. It started to feel like America’s greatness was fading in the rearview mirror, replaced by a kleptocratic idiocracy, populated by a mindless flock who would make George Orwell slit his goddamn wrists. The war on the truth was gleefully embraced by his cult-like followers and it felt like the slippery slope to fascism just had truckload after truckload of lube dumped on it. Then a fellow sexual…

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Does Trump represent America?

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“She is white, he is black,” that’s how an older woman described our new neighbors to me and her face showed disapproval. We are a mostly white neighborhood and a mixed racial couple disturbs a lot of the older people here. They are nice to them, don’t cause any harm; the hurt is done behind their back in the way people talk about them – especially her.   Continue reading

A Path To A Better America

So far off it seems at first, so close it might be already. Scary read, heartless, read. “Can’t happen!” I thought, “We are not heartless,” and then I looked around and started to rethink my statement.

A thought provoking, post, a satire, a warning to all of us, what could be if we don’t watch out for another. Please, don’t offend the author (or me for reblogging). 🙂

SKYLARITY

It’s a beautiful sunny day and you’re walking through the busy streets of your gorgeous city. Everyone is dressed clean and accordingly. Walking through the crowd someone passes by you with a horrible odor and destroyed clothes. Coming to a halt, looking around, all the beautiful people suddenly disappear and there are more people like that suddenly walking past you. You have walked into homeless territory. How can a city so beautiful be struck with such disgust?

I think everyone can agree when I say homeless people are mood killers and a bit disgusting. The amount of homeless people in the United States is tremendously high. There are about 580,000 homeless people in U.S. You cannot visit some cities without such filth filling up every corner of the street. I find it disrespectful for tourists to be bombarded by homeless people. They are there to visit and sightsee, not make…

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