Perfection & the Great Chain of Being (Perfection, pt 2)

When we rank the superiority of life forms on a human-determined, essentially arbitrary, arrogantly immutable hierarchy, we are necessarily isolating entire species. That does not leave space for mutuality or co-evolution, or collaboration or interconnection, all relationships that we know not only exist, but are essential for the sustainability of life.

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Orange & Black & White

I am most intrigued by the White folks’ growth in Orange is the New Black, and that says something about the show. The bad White folks seemed like inferior humans by design, which I found really interesting in a mainstream, White-led series.

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Who Voted For Trump?

Rich people who don’t want to pay taxes; Single issue “pro-life” voters; Lifelong Republicans whose identity is tied into party affiliation; Frightened people. Most Americans agree with Democratic policies, so Republicans earn their votes with a steady dose of “scary stories and threats.”

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Western Civilization is an Oxymoron

Basically, Western Civilization implies that wearing lots of clothes, writing things down, low melanin, and an insatiable drive for more of everything – land, resources, subjects – makes a culture superior, gracious, compassionate, and mild-tempered.

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Abuse of CDC Coronavirus Testers: Minnesota Nice

You know those stories you hear, about tribal communities in countries of the Global South refusing immunizations, attacking health care workers, rejecting science, and behaving in opposition to recommended guidelines when contagious diseases break out? Have you ever thought, what the hell is wrong with those people? Have you ever felt a little bit of […]

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Black Lies #1* Sexual Aggression

People of African origin have been characterized as sexually aggressive and insatiable more or less since Europeans first planted their soggy feet in the Global South. Can you picture it? These stuffy, Christian, Portuguese mofos covered neck to toe in filthy, sea-worn garments encountering people dressed comfortably, in climate-appropriate clothings, perhaps exposing (gasp) parts of […]

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The Wrong Question

I am beyond tired of the “is he or isn’t he racist” debate that leaps onto center stage whenever someone says or does something offensive, supports legislation that will maintain inequity, or harms a Black person. If the subject of the question is a White person who was raised in the US, the answer to the question is yes. Always yes. 99.999% yes.

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