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A Person is Smart; People are Stupid–and the Coronavirus Proves it

Watching this coronavirus thing unfold reminded me of this clip in Men In Black where the question is whether or not to tell people something since “they are smart.”  The retort is that a person is smart.  People on the other hand are stupid, panicky, etc.  If you ever doubted this, I set before you the coronavirus.

From everything we know so far, the coronavirus is not that big of a deal.   Or, I should say, COVID-19, because in fact there are many other varieties of the coronavirus; so, strictly speaking, its a coronavirus, not the coronavirus.  But that nuance … continue reading...

Why Proportion and Perspective is Needed Regarding the Tiller Murder

Having issued a series of posts trying to establish some sense of proportion and perspective about the Tiller murder, the question has been raised as to why the emphasis.

I have my reasons.

We can go back to a post that I made not too long ago that suggested that a ‘right-wing extremist’ attack was not merely inevitable, but something that the current administration actually wants to happen.

Here is a little quote:

Here is what I think.  I think that the recently admitted NSA over-collection of American domestic communications revealed that people- even decent people- are really, really, … continue reading...

Tiller’s Death and the Internet and Right Wing Extremists

Before Tiller was shot dead in his ELCA church, the last time an abortionist was shot was more than 10 years ago.  [Source] Since Roe vs Wade was passed 8 total (including Tiller) have been killed and 17 ‘targetted’ (whatever that means).  [Source].

It is not hard to find insinuations and outright accusations that these killings represent a ‘fascist’ right wing extremist movement.  Today, the self-described last in the world late-term abortionist, Dr. Warren Hern, said:  “The anti-abortion movement message is, ‘Do what we tell you to do or we will kill you,’ and they … continue reading...