Weapons of Mass Distraction *

  “The bow of God’s bow is bent, and the arrow made ready on the string.” Jonathan Edward. Sinners in the hands of an angry God, 1742 Dog Whistle,   Noun Politics.: A political strategy, statement, or slogan using coded or suggestive language that coveys a controversial, secondary message understood only by those who support the message. Can we hear it, you and I? Can we hear it in the silence? Can we hear the dog whistles? Hate is a malignancy hiding in silence. Hate is a slimy primordial ooze below the soil like quicksand, waiting to drag a victim down. We… Keep reading“Weapons of Mass Distraction *”

Taliban and Far Right Fundamentalism: It’s hard to tell them apart

Some Interesting headlines and a phone call “The US far-right has a curious affinity for the Taliban,” The Washington Post in Today’s Worldview. Why curious? The far-right and Taliban both have an affinity for creating a world view based on their religious beliefs. The Taliban are accused of insisting their idea of Islamic fundamentalism be enforced. No more schools for girls beyond grade six. Women can’t be out of the home without a male escort. Unapproved, if not most, music is forbidden. In Texas, Christian fundamentalists influenced the state government to now effectively deny access to safe abortions. In another… Keep reading“Taliban and Far Right Fundamentalism: It’s hard to tell them apart”