Boomer culture is so inherently selfish that many would rather die of preventable diseases than help the immigrants next door. They would rather protect their own gun collection than take responsibility for the lives of massacred children.
It’s not enough to dismiss people as bigots, but nor is it to pretend that bigotry doesn’t exist.
“You have to be willing to let your soul die to enter the areas of darkness necessary to pull the large fish swimming in the ocean of the political unconscious.”
“A barcode…and he got angry when his cell phone wouldn’t scan it.”
I love Teresa, but she seems to get herself in these destructive relationships with men (Don, Paul, Frank) that cause her endless grief; her life is a continual lurching from crisis to crisis.
You cannot polarize and proselytize at the same time. You have to give people room to be wrong without demonizing them.
I’ve just come out of the shower after returning from the health club. My lenses are in the machine. I’m naked, lying on fresh sheets, Brahms is on the radio, and I feel surprisingly good. Workouts make me feel better mentally even if I’m not developing gorgeous peaks on my biceps or huge pecs.
“Hitler blamed Jewish people for Germany’s problems. So, it’s only natural that people might get a little nervous when Trump and/or his surrogates make comments about a Muslim registry.”
The changing face of the American Presidency mirrors that of a continual movement towards equality and a more perfect union.
I might not be screaming my support for Hillary Clinton from the rooftops, but I’m “with her” (as the social media slogan says). Because all joking aside, Trump saying, “I’ll make America great again” really does sound like something that would have been featured in a Stalin or Nazi Germany propaganda film.