The genesis of a caravan. Human beings coming North to beg the U.S. to make their lives valid.

Want to know the principle reason for the generation of the humanitarian caravan coming out of Central America? Look no further than our own imperial foreign policy in this hemisphere. Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation School of the Americas Watch

For those who worry and dare not speak out because the consequences might be too unpleasant.

Thread by @DavidNeiwert:  "There’s been a lot of hand wringing in the media pundit corps and centrist politicians these days about the loss of comity, post-Kavanaugh. And then Donald Trump made them all look absurd with his remarks at his rally last night." Comity" is a big word I know, especially for folks who don't …

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It’s time to step out of the shallow end of the religion pool

On mental constructs:  Old Wrathful pictured above typifies the predominant religious mental construct of the masculine god of patriarchal order. The Pieta on the right suggests to me a more accurate and beautiful rendition of the Divine. That which gives right-wing social conservatives the fuel for self-righteous anger is an unconscious assumption that they are …

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On men behaving badly …

Yew boys need to get off the field and let us other folks find your substitutes who will play the better game. "The message is clear. Everyone had better run for cover because Daddy's on the warpath and somebody's going to get hurt. The problem with this tactic is that everything is already so crazy …

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Bruce MacKinnon: The assault of Lady Justice.

Halifax artist's cartoon in response to Kavanaugh hearing grips internet MacKinnon said he was compelled to draw the cartoon, which was published in the weekend edition of The Chronicle Herald, to illustrate what he believes to be a crucial example of how allegations of sexual abuse are treated in North America. "In a year that was so dominated by the #MeToo movement …

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Real male spiritual integrity

Required viewing. Real male spiritual integrity as the son of one of the original fundamentalist theologians who in the 1980's summoned evangelicals into political action, Frank Schaffer refuses to remain silent. https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16/videos/2226768764273087/ Did You Ever Think You’d See the Day When American Evangelicals Would Be Identified with the Approval of a Rapist? Franklin Graham's Trump Cult …

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This on the toady who wants to be in Trump’s cabinet.

Flashback: Remember When Lindsey Graham Cared About 'Judicial Temperament'? As Lietta reminded me when I completed this post, Kavvie said it. What goes around comes around. A quite cowardly Baby-Boomer one of those who commands the attention of a nation. Lindsey Graham on my mind ... A shame to my generation ... actively performing for …

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