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Diminishing Greatness

There are a number of things that have been great about the United States of America: Social Security is great! Medicare and Medicaid are great! Having more people with affordable access to healthcare as opposed to fewer people is great! … Continue reading

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Normal and Patriotic People

The vast majority of Germans who supported Nazism considered themselves to be very normal and patriotic people and good Christians. The vast majority of Americans who supported the genocide of indigenous peoples considered themselves to be normal and patriotic people … Continue reading

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One Step Behind

The following words from Hannah Arendt have been haunting me as we continue to see the rise of authoritarian and xenophobic nationalism in the United States, Europe, and even in Brazil: “It was the nature of the Nazi movement that … Continue reading

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Stay Woke

Advent is the time of the year when people who follow Jesus observe a time of expectant waiting for the humble arrival of the child of God in our midst. During this time we are encouraged to be alert, keep … Continue reading

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Overcoming 21st Century Fascism

A global rise in fascism and other forms of nationalistic authoritarianism is a rather predictable phenomenon in a world moving towards ecological and economic collapse caused by an extractivist capitalism that is unsustainable for both people and the planet. As … Continue reading

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A Period of Consequences

History shows that if you give fascists an inch, they will take a mile, and they never play by the agreed upon rules of justice and decency that we often naively think will protect us from them. We cannot cajole, … Continue reading

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Below the Belt and Above the Fold

Oklahoma’s largest daily newspaper, The Oklahoman, decided to put the name and picture of the Democratic candidate for Governor of Oklahoma, Drew Edmondson, right next to the name and picture of Hillary Clinton on the front page above the fold of the … Continue reading

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