What does FREEDOM mean? What does FREEDOM not mean?
Freedom means freedom from oppression, not
freedom from one’s obligation to the COMMON GOOD.
Did Trump create the mob, or did the mob create Trump? > I know you know he is a cheater…
Is Trump the “Chosen One,” doing god’s work for the country? Or is he simply a mashup of [ Eddie Haskell + Elmer Gantry + Vince McMahon ], barnstorming across the fruited plain (airport hangars) bullshitting good American people?
Trump can’t get away with insulting, demonizing, mocking, ridiculing, lying to and cheating good people his entire life without it ultimately coming back to haunt him.
His comeuppance is upon him!sp
Pay It Forward
What can you do when you don’t know what to do to make our world a more peaceful, loving, and harmonious society?
When you meet a human being of any race or nationality or color or sexual identity or national identity, you have a choice how you greet them:
With a look and words and body language communicating
- suspicion, prejudice, fear, and hate, or
- acceptance, civility, understanding, respect, and love.
If we each pay forward with each person we meet every day, everywhere, we can make this a more peaceful and harmonious world, one person at a time.
Civil Society vs Dystrumpia
|values truth & transparency||employs disinformation & secrecy|
|values scientific integrity||broadcasts anti-science balderdash|
|values quiet, civil wisdom||rallies around loud, bullying braggadocio|
|believes facts||believes conspiracies|
|respectfully transitions power||unrespectfully refuses to transition power|
|respects science||is not that good at math|
|is transparent||hides the truth|
|votes once||votes twice|
|black lives matter||only white folk matter|
|sitting presidents seek counsel with past presidents||has no relationship and is not respected or liked by past presidents|
|promotes inclusiveness||promotes cronyism and inside opportunity (trading)|
|protects families||separates families|
|shuns nepotism||embraces nepotism|
|tells the truth||lies|
|plays by the rules||cheats|
|repairs, maintains, improves||tears down and abandons|
|supports public education for all||supports elite education for a few|
|believes in the Golden Rule||attacks, attacks, attacks|
|is polite to everyone||is rude to many|
|is kind to everyone||is mean to many|
|is dignified||is crude|
|is unselfish||is selfish|
|talks about the "We"||talks about "Me"|
|reads books||watches TV|
|spends less than they earn||spends into bankruptcy|
|Is wise||Is chaotic|
|shows empathy for those less fortunate||takes advantage of those less fortunate|
|is measured and strategic||is ad hoc|
|is chivalrous||is a big collective bully|
|is humble||is vain|
|is open||is closed inside a wall|
|respects women||is misogynistic|
All People Are Equal
Black lives matter
Immigrants and refugees are welcome
Disabilities are respected
Women are in charge of their bodies
People & planet are valued over profit
Diversity is celebrated