Where Are the Happy People?
Is anyone involved in politics happy? Sure, there’s that euphoric feeling of winning a legislative or electoral victory. But is that feeling happiness? Angry-happy isn’t the same as joyful-happy.
America: Macbeth Act 5
“America feels like the beginning of Act 5 of Macbeth. The king is confident that no one can remove him from the throne, the kingdom is at war with itself, and, in a daze, Lady Macbeth tries to wash phantom blood from her hands.”
The Allegory of the Congress: 2020 Edition
With the Allegory of the Cave, Plato’s prescient lesson, that our perception shapes our reality, is still as true today as it was over two-thousand years old. The people in the cave are painted as the real fools because someone came to them with the truth, but they chose ignorance over reality. We think this because we have seen the world, and we know what shadows are. But what if we didn’t? What if someone took advantage of that?
What Have We Become?
The Greatest Generation isn’t known as such because they beat the Nazis and dropped the nuke; they are the greatest because of their collective effort to put the country first. We, however, have become a generation of whiney, sniveling, babies. Thank the sweet baby Jesus that this was not the generation asked to face down Hitler and Hirohito, because if it had, we’d all be speaking German or Japanese.
Trump Is the GOP’s Drug of Choice
The way that the Republican Party follows Donald Trump is like the goldfish party pledging its loyalty to the toilet; they may enjoy the ride, but it all ends up in the crapper.
There Are No Pro-Life Candidates Running for President
Saying that putting anti-abortion judges on the Supreme Court makes one Pro-Life is like saying the side salad next to your steak dinner makes you a vegan; it ignores the bigger issue. There may be reasons that voters find compelling enough to cast their vote to re-elect Donald Trump, but his record on life should not be one of them.
22 Years Ago Today My Friend Matt Shepard Died
This issue is not political but personal. It changes from one to the other the moment someone you love says two simple words, “I’m gay.”
Race Mixing and White Saviorism – I’ve Heard It All Before
We’ve been accused of sinful race mixing and white saviorism. Some may have a guess about which side of the political aisle these comments came from, but I’m here to tell you that no party has a monopoly on racism.
10 Pieces of Advice and Resources for the Suddenly Homeschooling
This is our thirteenth year homeschooling, but for some of y’all I know this is your 13th day quarantine homeschooling. Welcome to the dark side. Don’t worry, we won’t make you wear a prairie dress on your first day. No really, let’s get real about teaching your kids at home.
Is It a Bad Apple or a Bad Orchard?
A petition is being circulated by the Loudoun County YRs demanding the recall of Democratic Loudoun BoCS Chair Phyllis Randall – the first woman of color in Virginia’s history to be elected Chair of a County Board – because she attended and participated in a Black Lives Matter rally during a pandemic. Hey, Loudoun County Young Republicans, read the freaking room.