Whitewash:a: to gloss over or cover up (such as vices or crimes)b: to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of dataThis is the definition provided by Merriam-Webster and is the most suitable definition for this article. White-washing is not a racially charged term despite its recent re-introduction with respect to…
Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.
To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.
To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen.
To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies.
To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.
-Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents (Earthseed, #2)
Some time ago, we documented how reactionaries have a habit of redefining incivility (and civility) to suit their purposes, making huge shifts of the goalposts as it suits their needs. In recent days, there have been two well-publicized incidents that have made this tendency painfully apparent: the Red Hen affair, and the Maryland newsroom shooting. […]…
"If you want to make enemies, try to change something." -Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), President (1913-1921)
Let me just say straight out that I am a fan of Bill Maher's show, Real Time. Recently, in his shows, he's brought up an interesting point that I have also noticed. That is, the average Democrat and especially those who are famous are way too soft. Why do we fear offending people…