rigid vs malleable

A rubric for helping understand the conservative/liberal divide is rigid verses malleable. The obvious flashpoint being gender identity. Conservatives dig in and say biological sex always matches gender and liberals say it’s more fluid than that. Modern psychology is all about most everything being malleable. An attitude change can change your life. Society will accept […]

Why you should contact your representatives even if they’re already on your side

When your politician wants to do the right thing, they need your help. If you call/tweet your representatives about something they already agree with, you are telling them: We have your back. You don’t have to worry that doing the right thing will cost you the election. Doing the right thing will get you votes, […]

truth and trust

Great NYTimes Article on the end of truth: Social networks and hacking also “have enabled us to see, in full color, into the innermost workings of every institution and into the attitudes of those who run them,” noted Seidman, “and that has eroded trust in virtually every institution, and the authority of many leaders, because […]

We Christians like to talk about Hell a lot, so let’s talk about Hell a little.

White Christians who Voted for Donald Trump: This is the personal Hell we’ve unleashed upon our people this week.  And if you’re a white Christian and you voted for Donald Trump: You need to fix this. Now. You comprise the lion’s share of Trump’s elevation to the highest office of our country. You knew exactly […]

anybody else

I hate to boil complex geopolitical problems into simple language, but…  I think a lot of our problems stem from the fact that nobody gives a damn about anybody else.  If something is good for the commons but the actors involved don’t get something out of it, it gets left undone.  Just look at the […]

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