When Ann Coulter tells the truth – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

“I stepped in a pile of Ann Coulter’s insignificance and tracked it in the house. Here’s whats left of the mess.”- Annie

 

 

Via Al Jazeera:  Everyone’s going after Ann Coulter – and rightly so – for her racist comments on the “Hannity” show. Asked why liberals and Democrats are up in arms over the sexual harassment allegations that have been levelled against GOP candidate Herman Cain, Coulter said:

“Our blacks are so much better than their blacks. To become a black Republican, you don’t just roll into it. You’re not going with the flow…”

That “our blacks” is especially gruesome. Sounds like the proprietary claim a fancy housewife would make, ca. 1960 (or 1860), about her black maid: “my girl” or something like that.

But if you can suspend disbelief – or disgust – for a minute, there’s something in what Coulter is saying that’s worth paying attention to, for it unwittingly reveals a deep truth about conservatism. Not its racism, but something else. Read more…

When Ann Coulter tells the truth – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

“Sheath the Sacrificial Knives”

How does one live under the microscope, in a society driven by selfishness and hate, yet still manage to speak out against insensitivity to the human condition.   Can a society enslaved to hate & fear be reached by words alone?  Persuaded perhaps, to “sheath the sacrificial knifes” and lift the societal curse.  Or, is the truth wasted on the deaf ears of those who cling to false dogmas (while praying at the altar of deception)?

 

Compassion Renaissance: Start a Revolution.

My incontrovertible sense of humor can’t help me laugh this one away.  I simply cannot laugh away the pain.  Pain caused by the realization that our nation is plagued by hate, fear, and indifference.  What happened to humanity?  Have we lost our ability to love each other?  When did humanity become so disconnected that it’s common place to walk past our wounded brothers or sisters without so much as acknowledging their pain?  I really need to know.  The idealist in me doesn’t want to become like the machine.    Spend a minute tonight thinking about this.  To
those who can hear me, speak out!   We are humanity… “If you prick us, do we not bleed?  If you tickle us, do we not laugh?  If you poison us, do we not die? And, if you wrong us…[does anyone really care]?  (Some of us do); It’s time for a compassion renaissance.  Will you start the revolution?

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Sexism is a Social Disease

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins

when the doctor says, “It’s a girl.” ~Shirley Chisholm

WHAT IS WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY?


“At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.”

“The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.”

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.

The headlines read, “WOMEN GET THE VOTE.” The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920. After decades of oppression, women’s rights advocates brought a triumphant end to the U.S. women’s suffrage movement. The movement began, simply enough, by women who gathered together to voice their frustration over social, economic, and gender disparities. The convergence of their collective intelligence, conveyed through public discourse, produced a platform to share their concerns, philosophies, and proposed solutions. Once women realized the power and influence behind their collective voices, they changed the course of politics for generations to come.

References:

http://www.nwhp.org/resourcecenter/equalityday.php (National Women’s History Project)

http://www.legacy98.org/

http://www.legacy98.org/timeline.html (Historic Timeline)