commented on Charles Krafft Is a White
Nationalist Who Believes the Holocaust Is a Deliberately Exaggerated Myth
Thanks Jen for taking on a difficult topic. I've kept Charlie Krafft as a FB "friend" solely to remind myself that racism and anti-semitism are alive and well in my community. It's upsetting to read the comments beneath his posts, both for the racist name-calling and the tremendous amount of energy expended on the construction of elaborate theories designed to blame the victims of historical atrocities. These people see evil jewish overlords behind every rock. They are ridiculous, but ignoring their ideas is dangerous.
Nov 9, 2012
commented on Our Crying President
Charles, you get an F in Empathy 101. The Pres was exhausted, grateful, and overcome with emotion for a few moments....BFD. I appreciate seeing his human side.
Sep 10, 2012
commented on It’s Time to Freak Out About Climate Change
Good article, and there should be many more like it.... In fact, this should be a constant topic of intelligent and urgent discussion at all levels of media and society. But that would be on some other planet, right? ....
Science has been looking at this question for over three decades now, and the scientific consensus is well-established. The writer wisely does not take on the task of spelling out the science once again -- there are hundreds of articles that do that effectively. He is looking at the human response, and judging from many of the comments here, and the political landscape, we're screwed. Some people think a cool summer in Seattle means we have nothing to worry about... wow. Just stay under that rock, you'll be fine.
Aug 21, 2012
commented on Voting While Prejudiced
I disagree with the comment that the writer is "beating a dead horse" here.
This follow-up piece is most welcome. Truly, it IS appalling that a candidate who did no campaigning or fundraising and was rated "unqualified" got 40% of the vote. The salient points here are that:
- Many voters are uninformed on judicial races and "name pick",
- Our system of "electing" judges is a crapshoot, and
- Latent or overt racism certainly plays a role in elections.
Now, what are we going to DO about it?
Aug 21, 2012
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