Too many bad things happened this week. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, Israel began a ground mission in Gaza, and children at the southern border of the United States continue to live warehouse-style while politics stifle any resolution. Meanwhile the conversations in the news (from my western POV) reek of the distinct language of dehumanization. … Continue reading This Bad Week In News: Are People Created Equal?
The Selfishness of “Caring”
I've always cared about what is going on in this country, almost impulsively. Yes, it is my home, yes I am an American, but I tend to care about many issues and people that, if I'm honest, don't directly affect me. I am also a very logical person. I tend to deconstruct things down to their … Continue reading The Selfishness of “Caring”
Guy Problems: Shooting People
Another shooting tops headlines in America. Shootings in America happen all of the time, every day. Only the dramatic ones make the news because reporting every shooting death in America would realistically require its own news station – or at least a continuous CNN scrolling banner. We have created a society where we’ve clearly marked … Continue reading Guy Problems: Shooting People
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS: A Few Thoughts For Memorial Day
You’ve heard the slogan countless times since 2001. I’ve heard it countless times since 2001. At this point we say it without really thinking about what it means. I can make argument after argument about why we are all so detached from our military. Part of it is that the military makes up less … Continue reading SUPPORT OUR TROOPS: A Few Thoughts For Memorial Day