Category Archives: Politics

Thinking About Tolerance

Hatred and ill-will are toxic to a nation’s conscience and capacity for wisdom. The normalizing of enmity and domestic hostility are the seeds of brutality, social unrest, and the undoing of social progress. With diminishment of basic levels of humane … Continue reading

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Antagonism (Op Ed)

Many of today’s so-called popular movements appear to be based upon and fueled by the spirit of antagonism. There is the misguided idea that in order to improve something, like a major social institution, is to destroy it. Such antagonism … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts About Competition

Conflict and competition are inevitable in humans from childhood onwards. This is just an aspect of our biological nature. Competition may arise in the form of sibling rivalry, or conflict among pupils in the classroom. Competition for higher grades and … Continue reading

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The Golden Mean

Society’s seemingly endless bickering and beliefs-oriented violence achieves nothing constructive and further serves to create divisiveness in our world. While contemplating the current epidemic of political/religious extremism, the concept of moderation comes to mind. Moderation has become demeaned so much … Continue reading

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International Day Of Democracy

Various pundits around the world will likely editorialize and otherwise communicate their opinions about democracy more than usual today. The United Nations sanctioned International Day of Democracy is a time to review the state of democracy. The intent is to … Continue reading

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Resentment

Today, while America observes another anniversary of 9/11, one might claim that the horrific terrorism came about, at least in part, due to anger and resentment of the perpetrators. The tragic destruction of lives and property demonstrated the dark power … Continue reading

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It’s Labor Day in the U.S.A.

Labor Day is one of the rare official holidays that is not focused on one particular, noteworthy historical person, national milestone, or religious observance. At its core, Labor Day salutes the everyday working person. The very history of instituting the … Continue reading

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